DFS 101: Tips and Strategies for Succeeding in NBA DFS

DFS 101: Tips and Strategies for Succeeding in NBA DFS

With the NBA regular season right around the corner, our team is gearing up to provide you with our usual complement of DFS coverage. 

Whether you're an NBA DFS novice or a seasoned pro, it's important to know some of the foundational concepts that can help you succeed this season. Since most of us are knee-deep in DFS football pursuits, it's imperative that we adjust our approach when tackling the NBA. While every sport presents some similarities in strategy, the NBA has its own vocabulary and metrics that make it unique. In many cases, it provides a more measurable way of determining optimal play.

Unlike football, where a third-string tight end can break a slate with a three-touchdown day, basketball tends to be a bit more predictable. No single player can run off a large chunk of fantasy points with one catch or one long run. Although big, double-digit swings are unlikely in a vacuum, NBA game flow moves at the quickest pace of any DFS endeavor. Rosters can generate 300-plus fantasy points on a regular basis. Due to the breakneck pace of basketball, new statistical data comes into play that is crucial to lineup construction.

But first, we'll look at some cornerstone philosophies that particularly apply to NBA DFS.

Bankroll Management + Contest Selection

The adage don't wager more than you can afford to lose may be overused, but it's probably the best advice you can give to a DFS player. The advertisements that tout claims like Win ONE MILLION DOLLARS Tonight

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Jeff Edgerton
Jeff has provided sports content for numerous sports outlets and has played fantasy sports since scores had to be tabulated via newspaper. He started working with RotoWire in 2017. Originally from South Carolina, he's a lifelong Clemson fan now enjoying the sun in Los Angeles.
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