When choosing to play daily fantasy sports, you are choosing to commit time and money towards, what is essentially, a hobby. You have to spend money to enter fantasy sports contest in order to win money from them; it is considered gambling in most states. It is up to you to decide how much time you want to commit to playing fantasy sports.
Spending a few minutes everyday may not be enough. Quickly glancing through the slate and just throwing a lineup together will most likely not result in consistent success. Here are some ways to improve your success when playing Daily fantasy baseball.
First, choose hot players for your lineup and avoid cold ones. In sports, momentum is a very real thing and players that are playing well tend to build off each good game they have. Players that perform well for multiple games will often be riding a “hot” streak, you want to target these players. If a player has scored 30 fantasy sports in his 3 of his last 5 games there is a pretty good chance he will play well in the 6th. Likewise, if a player is not performing well game after game, or is “cold”, avoid using this player. In baseball, hot and cold streaks are very prevalent. If a hitter is hitting well consistently, he is probably seeing the baseball really well and are picking it up quickly. The opposite would be if a player is striking out a lot or mis-hitting a lot of balls, he is probably not seeing the ball very well. Always try to find the hitter who are hot for your lineup.
Next, always take advantage of match ups. Taking advantage of good match ups is the most important thing you can do to consistently have success in daily fantasy sports. Having a “good match up” means that a player is projected to have a higher chance of success against an opposing pitcher or vice versa. Your pitcher(s) will always make or break your lineup. If you lock in a pitcher that gets shelled you will have a very small chance of earning any cash in your contests. When considering a pitcher for your lineup always consider the matchup. Target pitchers who are facing a weak offensive team or a team that has been struggling hitting. Even if the pitcher is one of the top pitchers in the league, avoid them if they are facing a good hitting team. A good rule of thumb is to avoid pitchers who are facing the top 5-10 offensive teams in the league. If you come across a good pitcher facing a team who is 20th or worse in hitting they are usually a solid pick. Using both hot players and ones with good match ups will increase your chances of having success in daily fantasy baseball.