How to Win $1000s a Year on Fantasy Football Guaranteed Prize Pools

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It bears repeating that fantasy football is a billion dollar industry. And if you’re a fan of daily fantasy leagues but can’t seem to compete with the so-called experts, then this guide will offer some practical tips on how to draft your next GPP (guaranteed prize pool) fantasy football team. As you read through it, you may say to yourself that these tips are “too generic” or you were doing it that way already.
But if you read the tips carefully, you will probably find out that you weren’t. At the very least, you will find yourself spending at least a few more minutes putting your team together because you will start to pay attention to things like matchups, weather conditions, point spreads, etc. But as you get better, you too can start earning a piece of the GPP pie. Pictured below: Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

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QB: What to Look For

Although it may seem like a great idea to go out and draft a stud QB, you will want to actually look for a value QB who has the capability of putting up strong numbers and being one of the top QBs of the day. In the end, you get the numbers without paying a high salary. Pictured: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
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QB: How to Find the Right One

Look for games that are expected to be a shootout. Or even better yet, look for games where you know a value QB will have to throw a lot because his team is battling from behind. When teams are trying to score points in a hurry, they quickly ditch the running game and take to the air. But this is a risky deal because you don’t want to choose a QB who throws a lot of picks in those circumstances. So look for a good value underdog QB who takes care of the football. Pictured: Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
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RB: What to Look For

Unlike the value QB position, you should have at least one stud RB. Your second RB should be a value player who could go off that day. When choosing the stud RB, be sure to keep in mind what defense he is going up against that day. Just because you have a stud RB, doesn’t mean he will put up a lot of points. For example, don’t choose a stud running back late in the season when he’s facing a defense that hasn’t allowed a rushing touchdown all season. Pictured: Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
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RB: How to Find the Right Ones

Finding a stud RB who is going up against an average defense or less should not be an issue. But finding a good value RB can be a challenge. Our tip? Look for a value RB whose team is favored (especially at home) and hope that he gets fed the ball over and over with a lead in the second half. Or look for a starter who has been quiet as of late and is due a big game. Pictured: Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
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WR: What to Look For

With three WRs to draft, your goal is to select at least two studs. No ifs, ands or butts. As for the third WR, this is the ultimate wildcard pick. Look for a value WR who can catch fire at any minute. Pictured: Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
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WR: How to Find the Right Ones

After spending big money on two stud WRS, look for a value WR who is the very definition of streaky. He’s that guy who catches two touchdowns one week and then doesn’t catch a single ball the next. But you know he’s capable to bust out at any time. It actually also makes sense to draft a value WR from a big underdog. You know that team will be throwing a lot so maybe that WR can rack up some big yardage. Pictured: Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
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TE: What to Look For

After spending some big cash on a stud RB and two stud WRs, you will have to make sacrifices at some positions. That includes the TE slot. Consistency is always good when looking for a TE but matchups are even better. For the most part, when selecting a TE, you will either go boom or bust — you get very little or you get a lot. Look for a TE who has gone bust in recent weeks because a boom is coming! Pictured: Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
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TE: How to Find the Right One

You will need to go “inside the numbers” when it comes to choosing the right TE. You will find that there are a few defenses in the league that simply can’t stop an opposing TE. Once you figure out who they are, draft that TE and he should hopefully get you some decent points. As we said earlier, with TEs, it’s all about the matchups. Pictured: Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers
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K: What to Look For

For 99% of you, the K position is the last one selected which simply means taking the best kicker on the board based on the cash you have remaining. If you decide to dive deep into the mechanics of choosing a good kicker, you will have to consider things like accuracy, whether they are kicking indoors or not that day, weather, the opposing defense, etc. Pictured: Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts
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K: How to Find the Right One

A really good strategy is to take a kicker whose team is going up against a really good defense. Why? Because a really good defense will force more FGs than allow TDs. And if you select a kicker who can consistently hit from 50+ yards, you’re golden! Pictured: Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
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DST: What to Look For

Quite frankly, you are looking for a defense or special teams that can score. You will need to do a bit of research but you will find that some defenses can’t force turnover at all. But for the teams that do, some of them are even better at turning a fumble or interception into six points. So that is the name of the game. Find a tough defense that can score points. And try not to concern yourself too much with the offense they are playing against. Pictured: Seattle Seahawks defense
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DST: How to Find the Right One

If you’re lucky, there will be days where a tough defense will be involved in a bad weather game. So look for games where heavy winds, rain and snow are predicted. Although it will be hard for defenses to score in conditions like that, you can still expect or at least hope for plenty of turnovers. And they should allow very few points to boot. And always be aware of teams with dangerous kickoff or punt returners. Pictured: J.J. Watt (left), Houston Texans and Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers
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