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DFSgold.com Levels the Playing Field in Daily Fantasy Sports

by | Mar 16, 2016 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Have you ever noticed how the same DFS players consistently win? Anyone who plays daily fantasy can certainly attest to the fact that it is indeed a game of skill.

But how do other players learn these skills? A new website claims to provide the tools and content necessary for average sports fans to effectively compete in daily fantasy. DFSgold.com was created by the same management team that founded Bluff Media, former publisher of Bluff magazine, Bluff.com, and the PokerDB. Now, it appears, the Bluff guys have traded in their poker chips for daily fantasy lineups.

The site offers content that seems to fall into two categories. Firstly, content that helps players build better lineups such as cheat sheets, tips, lineup optimizers, etc. The lineup optimizer is currently only available for DraftKings NBA and NASCAR contests, but we are told that FanDuel NBA and MLB, PGA, and NFL optimizers for both DraftKings and FanDuel are forthcoming. I tried the lineup optimizer, which was pretty slick, and bubbled the $3 Shooting Star on DraftKings…which wasn’t so bad considering I locked a player that ultimately did not play. Other features that are particularly interesting are the NBA DNP (did-not-play) pages showing how players perform when another player is out, a historical overlay report for DraftKings and FanDuel, and a really informative breakdown of MLB lineup strategy.

Secondly, there is DFS contest result-driven data similar to what the PokerDB provided for online poker. DFSgold.com claims to have player rankings for over a million DFS players (I looked myself up and found I was barely in the top 250K for NBA…sounds about right). Player pages show top cash and rank by sport, as well as lineup summaries for recent tournaments. This is actually a great tool for identifying and analyzing the play of top DFS pros. The daily recap pages provide tournament results including winners, winning lineups, best possible lineups, and points-to-cash for major contests. All-in-all, some pretty interesting stuff that I don’t think is available anywhere else.

DFSgold.com is free, although some features may require registration to access. If you’re an avid DFS player, it’s certainly worth the time to peruse.