This Man Made Millions Playing Daily Fantasy Football — Here’s How He Did It

college football

Shutterstock


It’s that time of year again: Summer is in the rearview mirror, the air is getting crisp, basic girls are freaking out over PSLs returning to Starbucks… It’s fantasy football season and it’s time for Bros to dominate in all facets of fantasy, including daily fantasy games like DraftKings.

Managing a team in a league with your buddies is cool and all, but so is taking a shot at weekly cash prizes from DraftKings. Last year we talked to Cory Albertson, a daily fantasy expert, on one of the key pieces advice for making piles and piles of cash in daily fantasy. Here is one key secret according to a guy who has made millions from his fantasy football hobby that turned into a full-time career:

BB: You briefly mentioned how competitive daily fantasy has become over the past few years, so, with that, do you have any tips for people on what to look for when playing? Any expert secrets to become successful?

C.A.: “You know, its just become a lot more important to think about how popular certain players are going to be on a given night.

There are some players who are owned by so many people, that it’s almost better to not even have that player in your lineup. It’s not enough to just know who the good picks are, you also have to have a sense of who else to pick that no one else is going to have.

All else being equal, would you rather have a guy that everyone has, or someone who almost nobody has? It’s about understanding which players will do really well on a given night, but trusting yourself to go with someone with a cheaper value that might do nearly as well, but no one is going to draft.”

BB: Exactly. So finding that diamond in the rough, like a Blake Bortles, who had an awesome season that sort of went under the radar.

C.A.: “Yeah, but, you know, I would use an even better example and say Alex Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs; who I pretty much used all season long.

He’s a great fantasy pick because no one ever wants to draft him, but he’ll go out and get you two touchdowns and 40 yards rushing and get you a solid 20 fantasy points. He’s sort of the perfect daily fantasy quarterback in that kind of way.”

BB: Uh oh, man, you sure you’re OK giving away your secret guy?

C.A.: (laughs) “You know, I’d like to think that next year will be a clean slate, so, you know, I doubt it’ll just be a repeat of this season where Alex Smith will be my main guy, but if it is, I’m sure other BroBible people will be thinking about him, too.”

BB: Outside of Alex Smith, any go-to guys you always lean on, or do you just go by what your calculations and research always says?

C.A.: “If someone is such a go-to guy that you ALWAYS lean on him each week, then there are probably a lot of other people out there who feel the same way about that player, too, so if everyone is drafting a player, then you don’t want to draft him.

I can name names of those guys that EVERYONE knows is going to put up big numbers on a weekly basis, but the key to daily fantasy is trying to find the diamond in the rough guys that will do a lot for your team, but are cheaper and won’t be on many other people’s teams.”

Ready to find this year’s Dak Prescott or Alex Smith? Get started minting a fortune of your own from your fantasy football expertise… DraftKings has plenty of Week 1 Daily Fantasy games where you can earn big money. Here are our favorites: 

Fantasy Football Millionaire

  • Entry Fee: $20
  • Total Prizes: $5,555,555
  • 1st Place Prize: $1,000,000
  • Over 75,000 entries will get paid guaranteed
  • Start Date: Lineup must be submitted Sunday, September 10th by 1:00PM

SIGN UP FOR DRAFTKINGS Week 1 Fantasy Football Millionaire!

 

$3 Play Action Contest

  • Entry Fee: Free with first deposit (min $5) or $3
  • Total Prizes: $2,000,000
  • 1st Place Prize: $200,000
  • Over 190,000 will win money guaranteed
  • Start Date: Lineup must be submitted Sunday, September 10th by 1:00PM

SIGN UP FOR DRAFTKINGS Week 1 $3 Contest!

 

$3 Pick’em

  • Entry Fee: Free with first deposit (min $5)
  • Total Prizes: $1,000,000
  • 1st Place Prize: $100,000
  • Pick’em games make the draft process easy. Player salaries and the salary cap no longer exist while the player pool will be limited to select players. All you have to do is pick one of the eight players from each tier to draft your team. The draft process is easy and simple but the scoring is the same.
  • Over 100,000 entries will win money guaranteed
  • Start Date: Lineup must be submitted Sunday, September 10th by 1:00PM

SIGN UP FOR DRAFTKINGS Week 1 $3 Pick ‘Em!

 

$100,000 Pick’em Freeroll

  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Total Prizes: $100,000
  • 1st Place Prize: $500
  • Pick’em games make the draft process easy. Player salaries and the salary cap no longer exist while the player pool will be limited to select players. All you have to do is pick one of the eight players from each tier to draft your team. The draft process is easy and simple but the scoring is the same.
  • Over 135,000 players will get paid guaranteed
  • Start Date: Lineup must be submitted by Sunday, September 10th at 1:00PM

SIGN UP FOR DRAFTKINGS $100,000 Pick ‘Em Freeroll!

 

BroBible Newsletter - The best sports and culture news directly to your inbox

* indicates required