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Baltimore Ravens tie preseason win streak record [UPDATE]

The Ravens match Vince Lombardi’s Packers with a win over the Panthers.

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Green Bay Packers rookie running back Kylin Hill getting first-team reps in training camp

The versatile rookie out of Mississippi State is starting to turn heads at Packers training camp.

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SOC Rookie - Lesson 01 - Welcome to Daily Fantasy Soccer

If you think you know fantasy soccer then think again. DraftKings 1-Day fantasy soccer is a whole new way to experience the thrills and spills of a soccer fans favourite thing beyond being in the ground. Forget about elongated fantasy soccer games where you’re limited by…

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SOC Rookie - Lesson 02 - Scoring and Roster Analysis

The good news about anyone interested in playing Draftkings 1-Day Fantasy Soccer is that there are a myriad of different ways to throw the beat down on your mates. Focus on building your lineup and the stats that surround it and you’ll be well on the…

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SOC Hall of Fame – Lesson 04 – Narrative Impact

Stories surrounding the Premier League are never in short supply and the conveyor belt of chatter gives the tabloids plenty to chat about on a week-to-week basis. What is going on around the game has almost as much effect on the pitch as it does off…

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SOC All Star – Lesson 03 – Line-up Building

Striking the right balance in your team takes a great deal of thought and involves using players that are almost guaranteed to score goals alongside those that are far less likely to. Making sense of this is tricky and there is not one right answer. By…

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SOC Hall of Fame – Lesson 01 – Transfer Market and Contracts

European soccer’s twin transfer windows are like seasons in themselves and the one that takes place just over halfway through the season always has big ramifications for daily fantasy soccer players. The English Premier League sees the most transfer action of any league on the planet…

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SOC All Star - Lesson 02 – Position Eligibility and Formations

Working out where individual players will be on the pitch has a big effect on the outcome of any contest and when picking your lineup it’s a good idea to research how a team sets itself up in different game situations. This feeds into the positional…

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CFB All Star - Lesson 04 - Using Stats to Predict Performance

When building lineups, it is always a good idea to research and see the weaknesses of a team’s defense. We’ll break it down in to two categories: run and pass defense. This is one of the biggest differences between NFL and NCAAF when it comes to…

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CFB Hall of Fame - Lesson 02 - Knowing When to Punt a Position

Punt: A player with a bottom of the barrel price tag. Part of being successful in both tournaments and cash games is knowing when to punt at a certain position and knowing which position to punt. It’s not a set in stone process to follow but…

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SOC Rookie - Lesson 03 - Stats to Start: Goalkeepers and Defenders

Daily fantasy soccer is much like all daily fantasy sports in that there are a range of different ways to ensure you win. There will always be the extreme stat gurus with their computer models and algorithms yet many of us have an excellent opportunity to…

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CFB All Star - Lesson 01 - Random Factors

In football, especially in games played outside, there are all kinds of outside factors that can affect a team and their ability to succeed on the field. Since we only want to target successful players, these factors have an effect on us as well. Weather Conditions…

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SOC Hall of Fame - Lesson 02 - Form and Recent Hot Streaks

Form is a huge factor in every sport and soccer is no exception. By looking through the form of teams and players it gives daily fantasy soccer players the best idea possible of which players to pick and those players that club managers will be choosing.…

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SOC Rookie - Lesson 03 - Scoring Tips and Tricks

In this chapter, we’re here to break down the basic tenant of the game itself – how to get points from your lineup. Further, we’ll look at how to build your team to maximize your chances of winning your contests, no matter what kind they might…

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SOC Hall of Fame - Lesson 03 - Effects of Out of League Games

Teams competing on a number of different fronts are a tricky proposition for daily fantasy soccer players. This is especially prevalent in the Premier League. Throughout the season, one of the Champions League, Europa League, League Cup and FA Cup will be taking place and squad…

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MLB All-Star - Lesson 03 - Left/Right Splits

Jonathan Bales is the author of Fantasy Baseball for Smart People—a 197-page book created to help you win playing daily fantasy baseball on DraftKings. There are all sorts of stats to use to analyze and predict fantasy baseball performances; from wOBA to ISO to xFIP, you’ll…

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SOC Rookie - Lesson 04 - Using Player Cards to Build Lineups

In this chapter, we are going to discuss using player cards to help build your lineup. These cards, similar to those in any of DraftKings’ contests for each individual, have data that can help start the process of building your lineup. All the necessary basics are…

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CFB Rookie - Lesson 04 - Drafting Lineups for Different Game Types

I could ramble on for a paragraph about the different types of games that DraftKings offers, but I’ll use an excerpt from DK Pro Jonathan Bales. "There are all types of leagues on DraftKings, but most can be sorted into one of two categories: cash game…

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SOC Hall of Fame - Lesson 04 - Starting Lineups

Just like every other type of game in DFS here at DraftKings, making sure you check lineups prior to roster locks is incredibly important. Beyond just making sure guys are actually starting, looking at formations is very important to determine value of the options you’re considering…

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SOC All Star - Lesson 01 - Stacking Strategies

Talk to any daily fantasy sports’ player and they will eventually start talking about stacking and probably lose you in a conversation that you really should be a part of. Fitting all the pieces of your DraftKings 1-day fantasy soccer line-up together will invariably involve some…

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SOC All Star – Lesson 04 – Chances and Opportunities

The lifeblood of any Premier League or Champions League team is the number of chances and opportunities created during a game. Scoring highly in either of these categories is the single biggest determining factor where goals and assist are concerned, the two most rewarding stats on…

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CFB Rookie - Lesson 01 - Welcome to Daily Fantasy College Football

As you would expect, daily fantasy college football is very similar to daily fantasy NFL. Because of the similarities, a background in daily fantasy football is very helpful. We’ll go over a few of the similarities that the college football side of the game shares with…

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SOC All-Star - Lesson 02 - Stacking Strategy: Defense and Keepers

There are two definitive ways to go when putting together your goalkeeper and defense pair into your lineup here at DraftKings: to stack, or not to stack. Both have worked. Both have won GPPs. Knowing when to do it, and when to not, is the key.…

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NHL Rookie - Lesson 02 - Stats to Start - Skaters

All skaters on the ice have the same ability to accrue fantasy points. However, different positions and team styles can create increased opportunities for certain players to produce. Below is a breakdown of all skater positions, with stats to start for each. For up-to-the-minute news, analysis…

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SOC Rookie - Lesson 02 - Stats to Start

Soccer is a game of flow that relies heavily on formations and team conditioning, as well as recent form. There are different ways that teams can choose to execute their offense, and each different way can lead to different stats carrying more weight for each individual…

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CFB Rookie - Lesson 03 - Using Player Cards to Build Lineups

When looking at DraftKings player cards, be careful with what stats you use to attempt to predict player performance and build lineups. Here is a sample player card from the 2014 season that we will use for this lesson. At A Glance The first tab is…

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NASCAR All Star - Lesson 01 - Contrarian Picks

In other DFS contests, it’s easy to zig when others zag, but not in DFS NASCAR. Other sports have hundreds of players to choose from and many ways to differentiate your lineup from your opponents. In NASCAR, you’ve got 43 drivers; that’s it, and some of…

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SOC Rookie – Lesson 04 – Stats to Start: Midfielders and Forwards

Midfielders and forwards are the lifeblood of every daily fantasy soccer team and working out the stats to follow is crucial to succeeding in all types of contests. Lets not beat around the bush. Wingers are some of the most valuable players on daily fantasy soccer…

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CS:GO (Counter Strike: Global Offensive) How to Play DFS

CS:GO (Counter Strike: Global Offensive) is a first-person shooter video game, created and developed by Valve Corporation and played on Steam. Here’s a guide of each team’s underlying roles and how they impact the fantasy scoring system. First-person shooter (FPS) There are several available maps in…

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SOC Rookie - Lesson 02 - Stats to Start

Soccer is a game of flow that relies heavily on formations and team conditioning, as well as recent form. There are different ways that teams can choose to execute their offense, and each different way can lead to different stats carrying more weight for each individual…

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CFB All Star - Lesson 02 - How to Approach the FLEX Position

The FLEX spot is a great feature that DraftKings offers that other major sites do not. It makes the game a lot more fun and gives good players an edge over their opponents. As is the case with most positions, the FLEX spot should be approached…

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Rocket League DFS: How to Play and Fantasy Implications

Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game, developed by Psyonix. Here is a guide of how teams stack up and position themselves into roles as a Rocket League game progresses. Sports Simply put, Rocket League is soccer with high-powered vehicles. The goal is to score…