Fantasy Football for Smart People

Author: Jonathan Bales
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537138589
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The daily fantasy sports landscape is changing. Predicting player performance is only half the battle; in tournaments, top DFS players are exploiting weaknesses in public psychology to profit big. This requires a fundamental understanding of what drives public opinion-what motivates us to make decisions and where we go wrong-and the ability to accurately forecast how it all affects player ownership in DFS leagues. The Hidden Psychology of Winning DFS takes a two-pronged approach to turning you into a better daily fantasy football player. In the first section, you'll learn how various cognitive biases can shape your beliefs. Why do DFS players overvalue recent performance, overestimate their ability to make accurate predictions, and deal so poorly with risk and uncertainty? More important, how can you benefit from their mistakes? The second section takes a data-driven look at both daily fantasy football tournament ownership and value. Which metrics predict not only which players perform well, but which ones will be popular in tournaments? How much do the Vegas lines matter, when should you value recent production, and how can you find both undervalued and under-owned players at each position? You'll learn specific instructions on how to exploit inefficiencies in others' lineups to give you a leg up on the field. Using historical data to see what actually predicts daily fantasy football value and ownership, The Hidden Psychology of Winning DFS will equip you with the tools you need to leverage weaknesses in the way other players think and act into a major competitive advantage.

Fantasy Football for Smart People

Author: Jonathan Bales
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781484941294
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Fantasy Football for Smart People: How to Cash in on the Future of the Game is the first book of its kind to break down the actual strategies used by the top owners in the world of weekly fantasy football. With weekly fantasy football growing at an exponential rate, there's a whole lot of money to be made, and advanced weekly owners are already cashing in to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit. With input from one of the weekly fantasy football “sharks”—FFFC $150,000 winner Peter Jennings—How to Cash in on the Future of the Game will show you how to manage your money, select the perfect websites, make projections, and create lineups so that you can finally treat your hobby as you always wanted—as an investment.

Fantasy Football for Smart People

Author: Jonathan Bales
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515346463
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Fantasy Football for Smart People: How to Win at Daily Fantasy Sports" is a data-driven guide to becoming a profitable daily fantasy player. Built around daily fantasy football but applicable to all sports, the book examines advanced DFS strategies, providing data on what's actually winning leagues. Gain access to the latest trends and numbers you need to give you a serious competitive edge in the world of daily fantasy sports."How to Win at Daily Fantasy Sports" brings "Moneyball" to daily fantasy football, applying a scientific approach to the game. The book will teach you:* How to properly allocate salary cap* Which lineup combinations are most optimal* How to use a contrarian strategy to win tournaments* Which positions/players to use in the flex* How to convert your season-long skill set into DFS success* A whole lot moreNo more guessing or making decisions based on conventional wisdom. "How to Win at Daily Fantasy Sports" provides the mathematical and game-theory-driven foundation you need to become a truly long-term profitable daily fantasy sports player.

Fantasy Football for Smart People

Author: Jonathan Bales
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781477542989
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"Fantasy Football for Smart People: How to Dominate Your Draft" is an in-depth analysis of fantasy football draft strategy. The aim is to provide advanced material for experienced fantasy football owners and bottom line analysis for novices. The book is not a collection of player rankings or projections, but rather an assessment of various draft strategies and fantasy football tenants. It will provide a solid foundation from which you can improve as an owner to dominate your draft.

Fantasy Football for Smart People

Author: Jonathan Bales
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781484971512
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fantasy Football for Smart People: What the Experts Don't Want You to Know contains solutions to 25 of fantasy football's most pressing questions. What's the best draft spot? Do running backs really break down after a lot of carries? How should you project rookies? What's the best waiver wire strategy? What the Experts Don't Want You to Know will answer these important questions—and give you a wealth of fantasy football knowledge along the way—to provide the edge you need to make the jump toward becoming an advanced fantasy football owner.

Essential Strategies for Winning at Daily Fantasy Sports

Author: Kevin Bonnet
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781511842150
Format: PDF, Docs
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Daily fantasy sports is significantly different than traditional fantasy sports and requires unique strategies and skills. This comprehensive strategy guide covers the essential strategies, thought processes, and math used by top daily fantasy sports players. Learn how to accurately project player fantasy scores and use those projections to draft an optimal fantasy team. Understand the different types of fantasy leagues offered, which ones will work best for you individually as a player, and how to adjust your fantasy team based on the size and type of league you are entering. Discover how to increase your profitability through advanced opponent selection by specifically targeting weak competition. Find ways to minimize website fees by understanding how rake is calculated and taking advantage of freerolls, overlays, bonuses, and promotions to increase your profitability. Learn how to keep records of your play so you can measure your success, systematically improve your skill, and manage your bankroll. Sport specific strategies for fantasy football, baseball, basketball, and hockey are also covered. Nothing is held back in this ultimate strategy guide from the founder of the first modern daily fantasy sports website.

Luxury

Author: Ashok Som
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470830026
Format: PDF, Docs
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A thorough, comprehensive guide to the luxury goods industry for executives, entrepreneurs, and MBA students As key new luxury markets like China and India continue to expand, this book gives professionals in the industry a holistic understanding of luxury market dynamics around the world using relevant data and statistics on current market trends. For investors, the book offers valuable insight on where the industry is headed. For industry insiders and executives, it presents valuable data with which to craft successful business strategies. The definitive insider's guide to the luxury sector Includes rigorous academic data, including information on the business attractiveness and appropriateness of various country markets For professionals in the luxury industry, as well as those studying it or investing in it, Luxury presents a complete and information-packed resource covering virtually every aspect of this growing sector.

Fantasy Baseball for Smart People

Author: Jonathan Bales
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530413850
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The daily fantasy sports marketplace is rapidly changing, and there's currently more incentive than ever to be a contrarian DFS player. But what does a true contrarian strategy look like, and what are the smartest ways to go against the grain? In Fantasy Baseball for Smart People: The Art (and Science) of Being Contrarian in DFS, Jonathan Bales maps out your plan of attack, providing equal parts strategy and analytics to help you become a profitable player. From the philosophy of antifragility to innovative stacking techniques to weather-adjusted ballpark stats, you'll learn both the art and science of daily fantasy baseball. Using historical data on what actually works on daily fantasy sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, The Art (and Science) of Being Contrarian in DFS is built on the premise that the best DFS players test their beliefs and constantly adapt in an ever-changing landscape. This book will teach you the tenants necessary to evolve, survive and thrive in DFS.

Dueling with Kings

Author: Daniel Barbarisi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501146173
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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“Hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the characters, compulsions, and chaos inside the fantasy sports gold rush.” –Jason Gay, author of Little Victories As Bringing Down the House did for card counters and Positively Fifth Street did for poker players, Daniel Barbarisi does for Daily Fantasy Sports fans in this leap down the rabbit hole of America’s latest obsession. Daniel Barbarisi quits his job as the New York Yankees beat writer for The Wall Street Journal and begins a quest: to join the top one percent of Daily Fantasy Sports (“DFS”) players, the so-called “sharks,” and figure out whether DFS is on the level—while maybe cashing in along the way. DFS is fantasy sports on steroids. It’s the domain of bitter rivals FanDuel and DraftKings, online juggernauts who turned a legal loophole into a billion-dollar industry by allowing sports fans bet piles of cash constructing fantasy teams. Yet as Barbarisi quickly realized, what should have been a fun companion to casual sports viewing was instead a ferocious environment infested with sharks, a top tier of pros wielding complex algorithms, drafting hundreds of lineups, and wagering six figures daily as they bludgeon unsuspecting amateur “fish.” Barbarisi embeds himself inside the world of DFS, befriending and joining its rogue’s gallery as he tries to beat them at their own game. In a work equal parts adventure and rigorously reported investigation, Barbarisi wades into this chaotic industry at the very moment its existence is threatened by lawmakers sick of its Wild West atmosphere and pushy advertising. All their money made FanDuel and DraftKings seem invincible; but, as Barbarisi reports, they made plenty of dubious—perhaps even scandalous—moves as they vied for market supremacy. In Dueling with Kings, Barbarisi uncovers the tumultuous inside story of DFS, all while capturing its peculiar cast of characters, from wide-eyed newly minted millionaires, to sun-starved math geeks, to bros living an endless frat party of keggers and Playboy Bunnies. Can he outwit them all and make it to the top?

The Advertising Handbook

Author: Sean Brierley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113484283X
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Advertising Handbook is a critical introduction to the practices and perspectives of the advertising industry. Sean Brierley explores the structures of the profession and examines the roles of all those involved in advertising including businesses, agencies, consultancies and media owners. The Advertising Handbook traces the development of advertising and examines the changes that have take taken place from its formative years through to today's period of rapid change: the impact of new media, the rise of the ad agency, industry mergers, the Internet and digital technologies, and the influence of the regulatory environment. The Advertising Handbook offers a theoretical understanding of the industry and it challenges many assumptions about advertising's power and authority. Thoroughly revised and updated, it examines why companies and organisations advertise, how they research markets, where and when they advertise, the principles and techniques of persuasion and how companies measure performance. The Advertising Handbook includes: Illustrations from a range of high-profile campaigns including Budweiser, Barnardo's, Benetton and Club 18-30 New and detailed 'workshop' exercises accompanying each chapter Case studies and profiles of ad agencies and key media players A revised and up-to-date glossary of key terms A guide to useful web and online resources