Fantasy baseball weather strategy is unbelievably important.
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Looking back on the past week, what sticks out to me the most was the crazy weather we had the first three days. There is truly nothing that stresses me out more than having to rely on my skills as a novice meteorologist, which is why implementing a consistent fantasy baseball weather strategy is vital to prolonged success. As much as I don’t like to deal with it, the truth is on certain days the weather becomes a major factor in my decision making process. It is important to first understand that most if not all DFS sites will give players zero points if a game is postponed. If the game is suspended the points that a player has accumulated up to that point will typically still count towards your total score. For me my main objective is to avoid games that may be postponed. In addition I typically try to avoid pitchers from games that will have potential weather issues, as it is much more penalizing to have your pitcher play only a portion of the game.
I wish I could tell you that there was some surefire way to avoid games that will eventually become postponed, but you really just have to make an educated guess based on available weather data for the area of the game in question. One thing I will point out is that the MLB has been pretty good about postponing games early. If they haven’t postponed the game before the start time then they really do try to get it in. For the time being I am more inclined to take a risk on batters that I like even if the weather doesn’t look good, but I will continue to tread carefully with pitchers in the same situation.
Taking a step back from baseball, this past week also happened to be derby week. I personally love exploring the world of horse betting one weekend out of the year. Once the pole positions are out I start looking into who the jockeys are, who trained the horse, how have the horses done on dirt, what was their record coming into the week, etc. etc. This level of research always leads to very high expectations, which leads to several ill-advised wagers through off-track betting.
Every year it is the same story though. After the greatest two minutes in sports I am left with a stack of worthless paper because a 50-1 long shot somehow comes in second place.
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