Since many of our readers are likely to be unfamiliar with me, a few words of introduction are in order as I take over for Kent Williams. I got involved in daily fantasy sports a few years ago, entering daily baseball contests at various sites, including DraftStreet. I had done analytical research and writing about baseball for well over a decade and found that creating daily fantasy sports lineups was a natural extension of that work. Since then I’ve done similar work on the NFL, both here at Sheridan Hoops and at Sports Leagues Daily – and now I have turned my attention to the NBA.
Regardless of the sport, my daily fantasy preparations have three phases: