Let’s be honest, nobody enjoys losing at anything, especially not in fantasy football. Between the stressful pre-game ritual of watching hours of football and the anxiety of competing against friends, family, and coworkers, losing some money in fantasy is no fun. For those who love betting, it’s even less appealing – there’s always the chance you could lose a lot of money. With those two things on your mind, you’re bound to have a bad day when playing against the “odds’.
You might have had those days when playing on a smaller scale. For example, you enter a 1-point underdog in an NFL game and lose. You feel bad, but at least you know the game was not rigged. You lost because you had a bad day, and that’s it. You don’t feel like you were cheated because there was no way you could’ve won that game. Now, imagine if that same scenario happens hundreds of times a week in a row – that’s what it’s like to play in the fantasy football world. Those are the kinds of situations where you want to avoid wasting your time and energy. Fortunately, there are some easy strategies that can help you avoid that fate and keep on winning.
Don’t Go Over 34 Points
One of the most important things you’ll want to do if you want to stay successful in the fantasy football game is to avoid going over 34 points in any matchup. The idea is to avoid the big point spreads and go with the underdogs. Sure, you might lose some games on the road where you’re favored by a lot of points, but you’ll save a ton of energy and time by avoiding those games. The same concept applies to underdog matchups in the NBA, NHL, and MLB. In those sports, the favorites are usually the ones you want to avoid if you want to keep your winnings.
Look At The Over/Under Total
The first thing you should do before every game is to look at the over/under total. If given the option, you want to bet on the under. For example, if the total is 45 points and you’re sitting at home, you might decide to take the under ($45 < 50). A much better bet in that case is the underdog, whose odds are usually 2-to-1 or 3-to-1. In some instances, you might want to venture into the money line and throw some straight up winners to try and climb out of a hole. However, in general, you want to stay away from the favorites and go with the underdogs. That's usually the best strategy for winning.
Don’t Listen To Naysayers
Throughout your sports betting career, you’re going to encounter a lot of people who don’t like sports and will try to tell you that you’re making a mistake. They may even say that you’re going to lose all of your money because sports are random and unpredictable. Do you believe those lies? Of course not. Those people are just jealous that you’re having so much fun and are willing to put your own money where your mouth is. They’ll usually say things like that to try and make you feel bad, so you’ll quit. Don’t listen to them. Ignore them. They’re not worth your time and energy. You’re much better off focusing on what’s in front of you and what you need to do to achieve your goal. In the long run, those people don’t matter.
Familiarize Yourself With Trends
One of the things that separate successful bettors from those who are just hoping to make a quick buck is their ability to identify and study trends. This is especially important in the fantasy football world because trends can help you predict the direction the game is going in. You’ll never know when a trend is going to emerge, but at least you’ll be prepared when it does. Familiarize yourself with the different trends that can emerge and be able to identify them quickly so you can act on them.
Watch High-Stakes Matches
If you’re playing on a high-stake platform (generally, staking is at least $100 per game), you’ll want to make sure you’re aware of any match-fixing that might occur. Fixing is when the game is manipulated by a party (usually a team or individual) in order to win. It’s usually done for monetary gain, so it’s a form of cheating, but it’s not necessarily. If you’re playing on a high-stake platform, you’ll want to make sure you’re aware of any suspicious activity and act accordingly – you don’t want to put yourself in a position where you’re at a disadvantage.
Beware Of Scams
If you want to keep your money, you’ll want to be very careful about what kind of offers you get from scammers. They might try and trick you into sending them money using some kind of fake promise – don’t send them a penny. Be careful about that kind of thing and always validate an email address before opening up any sort of communication with a stranger. If something seems off, it probably is – don’t waste your time with those types of people.
With those tips in mind, you’ll be able to keep on winning in the fantasy football world. Just remember to avoid the favorites and go with the underdogs. If you can do that, you’ll be able to keep on enjoying this very popular betting game. Good luck out there.