We’re going to assume that you have read the basics about how to play daily fantasy football at our featured sites and are familiar with competition structures and the team selection process. If not, feel free to visit our review pages for all the relevant information. Now in order to become successful at daily fantasy football we cannot over-emphasise the importance of grasping a thorough understanding of the rules of the game you are playing and any associated scoring subtleties. If you have played in traditional season long fantasy football contests you will have more than likely noticed the tendency for the scoring to focus on goals, assists and clean sheets. These are still important but the emergence of daily fantasy football has seen a greater emphasis placed on other skill areas such as tackling, pass completion, shots on target, fouls and so on. These vary from game operator to game operator but we feel that if you put the right fundamentals in place you will give yourself a much better chance of ‘cashing’ in these contests.
You need to understand how certain scoring nuances impact on each position so that you can determine how best to utilise your budget. To do this effectively we suggest that you take an in-depth look at goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards so that you get a good picture of what you can expect from each playing position. Once you have this information you will be in a much stronger position to tackle any contest that you enter.