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An introduction to the advanced level of daily fantasy basketball strategy

Daily fantasy basketball is gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional season-long fantasy football. If you’ve played before, there is always room for improvement.

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If you’re reading this, you already know a decent amount about daily fantasy basketball. If you don’t know a decent amount about daily fantasy basketball, you should go back and read the beginner and intermediate sections of our NBA DFS Training Camp. If you’re in the right place, this is where we’ll go over some advanced methods to the madness that is daily fantasy basketball.

We’ve gone over the basics and some intermediate stuff, but here’s where you can learn how to play like the big fish in the NBA DFS ocean. Let’s take a look at some advanced tools you can use to improve your DFS game.

Ownership Percentages

Predicting how many lineups will be on a certain player can help you get leverage over the field. We take a look at how to predict ownership and use it to our advantage.

Bankroll Allocation

Depositing money is easy. What’s hard is knowing what to do with said money. We help you manage your money effectively in DFS.

Strategy: Stars and Scrubs

Balance is one way of looking at lineup construction. Another? An extreme imbalance. We break down the popular “Stars and Scrubs” lineup approach.

Strategy: Stacking

Stacking is a relatively common strategy in NBA DFS but perfecting it can help you win big.

Lineup Pivoting

Last second lineup decisions can be stressful. When big injuries happen, reacting fast is going to be key. We help you pivot your lineups efficiently.

Strategy: GPPs vs. Cash Games

We answer the age-old question of GPPs vs. Cash Games? What’s the best strategy for both tournaments and head-to-heads?