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Learn to Play Daily Fantasy Football - Justin’s Journey

As a fantasy football fanatic I am chomping at the bit for an opportunity to play daily fantasy sports this season and will be explaining how to Learn to Play Daily Fantasy Football on the way!

(editor’s note: Justin “BigItaly42″ is the newest member of the DFR crew. He’s an avid yearly fantasy sports player and will be using the DFR Insider draft kits to learn the ropes of daily fantasy sports.)

Learn to Play Daily Fantasy Football

A typical Sunday for Justin

I have dedicated many years of my life to fantasy football, and just the thought of being able to draft multiple new teams each week for seventeen straight weeks gives me a rush of excitement. I look forward to using the DFR Insider daily fantasy football draft kits to assist me on my trek to the top of the daily fantasy football mountain. In yearly fantasy football, there is only a single chance to draft your team. In daily fantasy football, the entire fantasy football universe is at my fingertips. There are no longer any excuses for a bad draft pick. There are only new beginnings. Each team I draft may be the greatest that mankind has ever seen.

In that sense, the greatest obstacle that I’ll encounter may also be my biggest asset. There is always tomorrow. Using DFR’s fantasy football draft kits will allow me to see all of the information that I could possibly want without spending additional hours researching. The key step that I will take in my quest will be finding strategies that have worked for others in the past and using fantasy football draft kits to exploit these strategies. Name recognition is a big roadblock for some, and I need to make certain that I look at the matchups and statistics rather than the name of the back of the jersey. Adrian Peterson is no longer Adrian Peterson. He is the running back with 120 yards per game against Green Bay in 12 career games. All yearly strategies go out the window when I begin this new adventure. It is time to move forward with a clean slate. This is a new year, and conquering the world of daily fantasy football is my new goal.

Read along with Justin on his journey into How to Learn to Play Daily Fantasy Football below.

Daily Fantasy Football – Justin’s Journey

As a fantasy football fanatic I am chomping at the bit for an opportunity to play daily fantasy sports this season! (editor’s note: Justin “BigItaly42″ is the newest member of the DFR crew. He’s an avid yearly fantasy sports player and will be using the...
Posted On 11 Sep 2013

Daily Fantasy Football – Justin’s Journey Week 2

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Posted On 18 Sep 2013

Daily Fantasy Football – Justin’s Journey Week 3

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Daily Fantasy Football – Justin’s Journey Week 4

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Posted On 01 Oct 2013

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Justin’s Journey Week 5

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Posted On 08 Oct 2013

Justin’s Journey Week 6

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Posted On 19 Oct 2013

Justin’s Journey Week 7

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Posted On 24 Oct 2013

Justin’s Journey Week 8

This past week for me in daily fantasy sports was about as frustrating as it gets. I had Calvin Johnson AND Matthew Stafford together in a few leagues, which obviously boosted my numbers. But in those same lineups, I also had some duds. Rob Gronkowski was the victim of T...
Posted On 03 Nov 2013

Justin’s Journey Week 9

With each passing week, the one thing I can count on more than anything with my one-week fantasy football rosters is injuries. I’ve even gone out of my way to choose players who I consider safe plays for one-week fantasy football, but nobody can predict injuries. I’ve just been...
Posted On 08 Nov 2013

Justin’s Journey Week 10

This past week was  frustrating for many reasons, but great in other ways. I had a solid play at each position (aside from TE) who put together great days, including Drew Brees’ 392 yards and 4 scores, AJ Green’s 151 yards and a score (albeit a miracle score), Reggie...
Posted On 23 Nov 2013

Justin’s Journey Week 11

This daily fantasy football weekend was close to being great, but no cigar. I had a daily fantasy football lineup that I played only in double ups that scored nearly 175 points. It beat each player in those games by 40 points, and would have certainly been good for some big cash...
Posted On 23 Nov 2013

Justin’s Journey Week 12

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Posted On 30 Nov 2013

Justin’s Journey Week 13

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Posted On 05 Dec 2013

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Posted On 15 Dec 2013

Justin’s Journey Week 15-16

Just as I anticipated, I preceded the biggest weekend of my daily fantasy football life with a total dud. To be fair, no part of me actually anticipated this result. I’d much rather it came this week than next week though. I had multiple daily fantasy football lineups that...
Posted On 29 Dec 2013

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Posted On 29 Dec 2013