DFS Football 101: Daily Fantasy Football Strategies and Tips Podcasts
DFS Football 101: Daily Fantasy Football Strategies and Tips Podcasts

This article is part of our DFS Football 101 series.

Are you looking to get into daily fantasy football or trying to improve your play? Below is a collection of podcasts from RotoWire's Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird breaking down some key strategies and useful tips for those playing on DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo or other daily fantasy sports sites.

Note: podcasts are listed chronologically based on when they were released but can be listened to in any order.

Basics of Daily Fantasy Football

Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird discuss the basics of daily fantasy football, including which types of contests certain people are best suited for, how some season-long research helps with DFS, and what tools people may be using incorrectly as part of their research process.

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, IHeartRadio or Google Podcasts

The Importance of DFS Contest Selection

Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird discuss the importance of contest selection in daily fantasy sports, including how to attack GPPs with different payout structures and why you should prioritize opponent diversification in cash games.

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, IHeartRadio or Google Podcasts

Stacking and Position Analysis in Daily Fantasy Football

Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down various stacking techniques in daily fantasy football and then explain their methods for choosing quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends and defenses each week.

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, IHeartRadio or Google Podcasts

DFS Football Research Processes

Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird explain their weekly daily fantasy football research processes, including the importance of reviewing previous results to determine whether you got lucky/unlucky or had a good/poor approach.

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, IHeartRadio or Google Podcasts

DFS NFL Showdown and Single Game Strategies

Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down the single-game daily fantasy football offerings from DraftKings and FanDuel, including strategies for lineup building and captain selection in GPPs and cash games.

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, IHeartRadio or Google Podcasts

Key Strategies for Daily Fantasy Football

Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird explain a few core DFS strategies, including how to take advantage of late swap in cash games and GPPs, and the importance of results tracking for bankroll management and contest selection.

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, IHeartRadio or Google Podcasts

Setting Goals and Avoiding Mistakes in DFS NFL

Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird explain why it's important to set goals before the season and why people shouldn't drastically change them after a few good or bad weeks. They then break down some common mistakes people make and advise how they can be avoided.

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, IHeartRadio or Google Podcasts

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Scott Jenstad plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: OaktownSJ, DraftKings: Jenstad. Andrew M. Laird plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: kingmorland, DraftKings: andrewmlaird, Yahoo: Lairdinho.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Scott Jenstad
Scott Jenstad is a veteran of both NFBC and CDM fantasy games. He has won five NFBC Main Event league titles and finished twice in the Top 10 Overall. Scott is a hardcore fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A's and Golden State Warriors. Follow him on Twitter @ScottJenstad.
Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is a seven-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for the Football Writer of the Year Award.
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