A Recap of All the Ways You Can Give Me Money for Fantasy Football Content
At this time last year, I was writing for DallasCowboys.com, Dallas Morning News, ABC and NBC Dallas, and some other sites that cover the Cowboys. This year, I’ve left all of those (for a variety of reasons) and I’m doing the fantasy football thing full-time – both season-long and DFS – which means I’ve had way more time to think about how your money can become my money.
In all seriousness, the best way for me to make money is to deliver really good products – whether they’re my books or draft packages – so my focus is less about optimizing short-term profits and more about helping you win your league so you keep coming back. So I think we have aligned goals, which is good.
In publishing so much content, it’s likely that you missed some stuff. I’m going to try to change that now with a brief synopsis of everything that’s new this year, which is of course all in the FFD Shop. We’ll start with the books.
MY NEW FANTASY FOOTBALL BOOKS FOR 2014
Fantasy Football for Smart People: Daily Fantasy Pros Reveal Their Money-Making Secrets is the first book to truly dig deep inside the minds of daily fantasy football’s most lucrative players–the ones raking in full-time salaries playing the game you love. With interviews from headchopper, Al_Smizzle, PrimeTime420, dinkpiece, naapstermaan, MrTuttle05, and others, you’ll learn exactly how the experts go about researching, projecting players, and creating their daily fantasy sports lineups each week.
In addition, Daily Fantasy Pros Reveal Their Money-Making Secrets contains chapter-by-chapter commentary and analysis from author Jonathan Bales and Top-10-ranked daily fantasy pro Peter Jennings, a.k.a. CSURAM88. With unprecedented access to the strategies used by the world’s top players, you’ll learn how professional daily fantasy footballers are really cashing in…and how you can too.
“Fantasy Football for Smart People: How Fantasy Football Pros Game Plan to Win is a comprehensive look into the methods, numbers, and information utilized by the top fantasy football players in the world. Based upon a scientiﬁc approach to fantasy football, the book will take you through how fantasy football’s pros—those truly proﬁting big bucks from the game—take home fantasy championships year in and year out.
Starting with preseason research and moving to complex draft techniques and ﬁnally in-season strategies, “Fantasy Football for Smart People: How Fantasy Football Pros Game Plan to Win” is built around the belief that everything you think you know about fantasy football should be questioned and tested. You’ll learn which stats are most important to fantasy owners, how to understand and embrace the randomness inherent to the game, why some draft strategies are better than others, and most important, how to make the most accurate predictions possible so you can ﬁnally transform into the dominant fantasy owner you were meant to be.
“Fantasy Football for Smart People: 25 Mysteries Solved to Help You Draft a Better Team” was created to take your fantasy football team over the edge by answering over two dozen critical mysteries in the world of fantasy football. How should I handle the flex position? What’s the best way to draft rookies? Do players perform worse after receiving big contracts? What’s one simple way to dramatically increase my team’s chances of winning? How should my draft strategy change based on the draft slot?
“Fantasy Football for Smart People: 25 Mysteries Solved to Help You Draft a Better Team” is a collection of timeless lessons developed to transform you into a dominant fantasy football owner by using an analytical, data-driven approach to buck conventional wisdom. No more drafting based on hunches. Real numbers, real analysis, real fantasy football championships.
RotoAcademy is the world’s first fantasy football training school. I founded RotoAcademy to bridge the gap between the average fantasy football player and the game’s elite, and I’ve teamed up with some of fantasy football’s top minds to create educational lessons designed to help you win your league. In this inaugural Volume 1.0 edition of Lessons from RotoAcademy, you’ll learn:
· How to Project Rookies (and Why They Matter)
· How to Quantify Offensive Line Play
· Why Your Draft Picks Suck (and How to Fix It)
· How to Project Players on New Teams
· What Warren Buffett Can Teach You About Fantasy Football
· And a Whole Lot More
One of the traits that separates RotoAcademy from other fantasy sports services is that we take a truly scientific approach to the game, valuing the pursuit of knowledge as highly as the knowledge itself. We’ll show you the latest theories, trends, and stats in fantasy football, but more important, we’ll teach you how to be flexible enough to change your strategies based on new evidence. Whether you want to dominate your fantasy football draft or gain an in-season edge, Lessons from RotoAcademy (Volume 1.0) will show you how to approach the game more analytically to become a true long-term winner.
In this Volume 2.0 edition of Lessons from RotoAcademy, you’ll learn:
MY FANTASY FOOTBALL PACKAGES FOR 2014
The FFD 2014 Draft Package includes customizable projections, tiered rankings, a list of sleepers/busts, and mock draft analysis. The projections come in Excel and can be easily altered to fit your league and scoring system. I will update the draft package throughout the preseason, and you’ll receive regular updates bi-weekly on June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20, and September 3. With each update, you’ll receive new mock draft analysis.
The FFD 2014 Weekly Package is made for both season-long and daily fantasy owners. Built around my projection model, you simply won’t find this sort of advice/data elsewhere, especially at this price point. There are four primary perks to purchasing the package:
- UNLIMITED START/SIT ADVICE ALL SEASON
For season-long owners, this is the primary selling point. With the package, you can send me unlimited start/sit questions all year. I’ve revised my Vegas-based model for 2014 and I’m extremely confident in my ability to make accurate projections. My model uses a combination of the Vegas lines, aggregate projections from other really smart people, and advanced stats to project players each week. It will help your FFD 2014 Weekly Package pay for itself.
- CUSTOMIZABLE PROJECTIONS FOR ALL RELEVANT PLAYERS
Second, you’ll receive projections for all of the top players at quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end. This alone is worth the price of admission. A sample screenshot:
The projections come in Excel and can be altered to match your scoring system. Everything is automated, too; if you think I’ve projected too many yards for a player and you change the projection, for example, everything else – fantasy points, values, etc – will be auto-calculated for you.
- OPTIMIZED DAILY FANTASY FOOTBALL VALUES
Play daily fantasy football on sites like DraftKings? I’m going to send you my top plays for those sites each week. They will be the same guys I’m actually playing in my own lineups. The values are generated by combining my model’s projections with each site’s player salaries (which are included in the spreadsheets) to create a value for each player. Whether you already play daily fantasy or you’re looking to get into it, the values will help you become profitable in 2014.
By the way, one of last year’s subscribers has won $25,000 in multiple daily fantasy tournaments and went on a two-week winning streak during which he profited over $100,000. So there’s that.
- WEEKLY NEWSLETTER WITH IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS
Each week, I’ll send you a newsletter with my projections, optimal plays, and analysis on what I’m thinking for the week. It might be specific matchup-based analysis (i.e. players I like and hate), or I might look into a more general topic (such as position consistency, how weather affects outcomes, and so on). Either way, the purpose of the article will be to help you make better decisions leading up to each week’s games.
Basically, my Fantasy Football for Smart People book series is based around timeless content. While I discuss all kinds of strategies and philosophies that can help you immediately win fantasy football leagues, it’s not necessarily geared specifically to any particular season.
Lots of you want super-actionable information to better help you win your league in 2014, so I offer the FFD Draft Package—complete with projections, rankings, and content—which is my top-selling product.
Well, this course is a combination of my books and the draft package—over five hours of video tutorials based on 12 mock drafts I completed for 2014. The goal is to not only show you which players I like/hate/love/stalk this year, but also how I personally try to pull off different draft strategies from various draft positions.
RotoAcademy is a fantasy football training school built around a monthly newsletter that helps owners become elite. Each month, you’ll receive a book-length PDF containing written, video, and audio fantasy football lessons developed by the world’s top players.
RotoAcademy is a must-have educational tool for any serious fantasy football owner. Based around a scientific, mathematical approach to fantasy football, RotoAcademy will fundamentally change the way you approach the game. Download a free sample or learn more.