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An introduction to daily fantasy baseball

Daily fantasy baseball is gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional season-long fantasy baseball. We’re here to help you get started!

Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox, Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers and Whit Merrifield #15 of the Kansas City Royals during the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field on July 09, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

To become a better daily fantasy baseball player, you need to become immersed in the rules and basics of the game. Like with any task you hope to perfect, to get better at DFS you need to build knowledge on top of knowledge. That means you need a good base to build from and in this series of beginner articles, we hope to help you do just that.

Bankroll

We start with probably the most important aspect of DFS, your bankroll. In this section we will explore how to manage your money.

Salary Cap

Knowing how to allocate your funds is key to building the best lineup possible.

GPP vs. Cash

The two main types of payout structure also help determine strategy and learning the difference between GPPs and Cash games is one of the most important aspects of DFS

Game Types

DraftKings has three main types of games, each with their own strategies. Knowing the differences will help you decide which types to play.

Scoring

What statistics are most important when building a lineup? Should we pay attention to stolen bases? Scoring rules are key in knowing how to approach building lineups.

Official Lineups

Knowing what players are starting and where they are in the lineup will become an obsession as you get into MLB DFS, and for good reason.

Sportsbook Lines

Sportsbooks are better than you or I at predicting what will happen in each game over the long haul, so using their research is a great way to attack your own research.

Weather

Rain, wind, temperature, humidity — it all comes into play when evaluating each MLB slate.