Whenever you hear talk about Daily Fantasy Baseball, the first thing you hear about are the huge cash prizes that DraftKings and FanDuel pay out each year for their Daily Fantasy Baseball Guaranteed Prize Pools (GPPs). We’re talking Millions of Dollars being paid out every MLB Baseball season and fantasy players are turning into millionaires overnight. The fantasy players winning these millions are creating fantasy baseball lineups gearing to winning the Top Fantasy Baseball Contests being offered in the industry.
The 2 BIGGEST GPP Contests For Daily Fantasy Baseball Are:
FanDuel – Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship (DFBC)
DraftKings – Fantasy Baseball Championship
Each Contest offers Millions in prizes with one winner walking away with a check for $1 Million!
In this article you are going to learn the best Fantasy Baseball strategies for trying to take down these massive guaranteed prizes.
Where To Play Your Fantasy Baseball Lineups?
Stay Within Your Bankroll
Before we get started on the actual strategy I want to make sure that you guys stay within your bankroll. These GPP tournaments are hard to cash in and you should not be playing a large percentage of your bankroll in these contests.
Find The Overlay
Overlay – O’ what a wonderful thing. Near lock time look around for large amounts of overlay. If you find a tournament with an overlay, jump on it! It is a lot easier to beat 2000 people for a $30,000 prize pool than 3500 people for the same prize pool. A tip that I have learned over time is to have a lineup already made in case you find an overlay so that you don’t have to rush and make a fantasy team without doing the proper research.
Making Your Lineups
Most GPPs for daily fantasy baseball are multi-entry, meaning that you can put more than one entry into them. People use the stacking strategy, the mini-stacking strategy, or the high upside team strategy. In multi-entry contests it is smart to put in multiple teams to raise your chances of winning. When playing in single entry GPPs it is smart to play a solid team with a little bit of upside.
Breakdown Of Stacking Strategies
In large field Fantasy Baseball GPP’s you need to beat thousands of fantasy players. If you select a team that scores a ton of runs then your team should have a great chance of cashing high in the GPP. The downside of stacking is that if your team does not score a lot of runs then you will lose money.
A strategy with even more upside than stacking is mini-stacking. If you can hit the top players of the night from two or three teams than you can really place high in a GPP. Even when many people may have a stack of one of the highest scoring teams of the night, not many people will have a mini-stack of both of the teams. The downside to mini-stacking is if one of your team scores a lot of runs and the other one does not, than you still probably will not cash in.
High Upside Team
A high upside team is a team that is very risky but also could be very rewarding. I have seen many tournaments won by using this strategy. In this strategy, players with multi-homerun upside at relatively cheap prices should frequent your lineups. I would only suggest selecting 3-4 of these players because the chance that all eight of these players all hit home runs on the same night is very unlikely. Having three or four of them hitting home runs on one night is much more likely. If you mix the three huge nights from those players with average to above average nights from the rest of your team than you have a solid chance at winning a GPP.
All Around Solid Team With Upside
The fourth and final strategy for making a GPP lineup is the all around solid team strategy. Whereas the other four strategies could pertain to both single and multi-entry contests, this lineup building strategy only pertains to single entry. In this strategy you should select a team full of guys who have a relatively high floor but also have a relatively high ceiling. This strategy probably will not help you put up a score as high as the other three strategies but it will help you cash at a more stable rate.
RECAP: You need to stay within your bankroll and not throw thousands of dollars blindly at GPPs and qualifiers. Use good bankroll management and set an amount to use in fantasy baseball GPPs. Next, pounce on overlay. When you see big overlay do not waste a shot to get in on the free money. Lastly, if you want to have a shot at winning the giant prize pools then you need to use one of the high upside strategies of either stacking, mini-stacking, or the high upside team. For single entry tournaments I would recommend the use of the solid team with some upside strategy. Those players will likely be highly owned but you still should have a shot at cashing pretty high. If you use these strategies, then even you may have a shot of cashing in a check for ONE MILLION DOLLARS!