A punt is a cheap fantasy football selection designed to save the rest of your budget for a more expensive pick that you are expecting to score big points for your team.
As daily fantasy football games usually give you a budget or have a salary cap that your team must be under, it is vital to achieve a balance between bargain players and those that are placed at the top end of the price list.
Picking a punt or two can be a great way for you to keep your costs down and ensure you can afford to select the star players you want to build your roster around, for example Lionel Messi of Barcelona or Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
The best punts are often the cheapest possible picks for a certain position, although it is still worth making sure these players are likely to play and therefore contribute points to your squad.
Also keep in mind that if you have a punt you do not expect to score a lot of points for your side, this increases the pressure on the rest of your team to score big points and get you up the leaderboard of your chosen daily fantasy football contest to compete for cash prize rewards.
A player who can often be a good punt is someone who is usually cover for a star player but is likely to play due to them being unavailable for their team due to either injury or suspension – this is also one of the key reasons why it is so important to keep a close eye on team news when playing daily fantasy football contests.