When it comes to fantasy sports, gambling, poker and life what’s the most important thing we are all searching for? An edge! We think we’ve found a nice little one to use on Moneyball.
For those of you that play Moneyball’s NBA daily fantasy, we’ve observed that an edge can be found by comparing US DFS giant – FanDuel’s player prices to the pricing that you find on Moneyball.
FanDuel’s NBA scoring system
3-pt FG = 3pts
2-pt FG = 2pts
FT = 1pt
Rebound = 1.2pts
Assist = 1.5pts
Block = 2pts
Steal = 2pts
Turnover = -1pt
Moneyball’s NBA scoring system
3 Point Field Goal 3 pts
2 Point Field Goal 2 pts
Free Throw 1 pt
Rebound 1.2 pts
Assist 1.5 pts
Block 2 pts
Steal 2 pts
Notice any difference? You shouldn’t, because they are exactly the same!
However, every day there are large price discrepancies between FanDuel and Moneyball.
It appears Moneyball are slower to move their price up on ‘value’ or ‘boom’ players who have recently seen a dramatic increase in minutes. FanDuel on the other hand seems to price these players at their correct value slightly quicker.
By identifying the larger discrepancies each day we can potentially gain an edge. Our Fantasy Stars NBA line-up optimiser and dashboard identify these situations each and every day and help to ensure our line-ups are set to extract the maximum value that the slate has to offer.
Check out some of the discrepancies in today’s slate of games.
Derrick Favors – $6,600 MB ($7,400 FD) +12% BR
Anthony Davis – $9,800 MB ($10,300 FD) +5% BR
Kenneth Faried – $6,400 MB ($5,600 FD) -13% BR
Ryan Anderson – $6,000 MB ($5,200 FD) -13% BR