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Roster Breakdown

Put together a winning lineup using the 9 positions below. Just make sure you stay under the $35K salary cap.


1 Pitcher
1 Catcher
1 First Baseman
1 Second Baseman
1 Short Stop
1 Third Baseman
3 Outfielders

Roster Breakdown

Put together a winning lineup using the 9 positions below. Just make sure you stay under the $35K salary cap.


1 Pitcher
1 Catcher
1 First Baseman
1 Second Baseman
1 Short Stop
1 Third Baseman
3 Outfielders

2016 SCORING GUIDE

This season, we're rolling out an all-new scoring system. Check it out:

HITTERS

1B (Single)
3 Points
2B (Double)
6 Points
3B (Triple)
9 Points
HR (Home Run)
12 Points
RBI (Run Batted In)
3.5 Points
R (Runs)
3.2 Points
BB (Base on Balls)
3 Points
SB (Stolen Base)
6 Points
HBP (Hit by Pitch)
3 Points

PITCHERS

W (Win)
12 Points
ER (Earned Runs)
-3 Points
SO (Strike Out)
3 Points
IP (Innings Pitched)
3 Points*

*Fractional Scoring Per Out

2016 SCORING GUIDE

This season, we're rolling out an all-new scoring system. Check it out:

HITTERS

1B (Single)
3 Points
2B (Double)
6 Points
3B (Triple)
9 Points
HR (Home Run)
12 Points
RBI (Run Batted In)
3.5 Points
R (Runs)
3.2 Points
BB (Base on Balls)
3 Points
SB (Stolen Base)
6 Points
HBP (Hit by Pitch)
3 Points

PITCHERS

W (Win)
12 Points
ER (Earned Runs)
-3 Points
SO (Strike Out)
3 Points
IP (Innings Pitched)
3 Points*

*Fractional Scoring Per Out

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PLAY SMART BASEBALL

Check out these 3 simple strategies to help you start winning today:

1

Spend where it counts

It’s timeless wisdom, and it’s true on FanDuel, too. If you want to win, make sure you invest in starting pitching. Winning lineups in 2015, spent $9,445 (average) on pitchers, compared to losing lineups who spent $8,961.

Winning Lineups
$9,445
Losing Lineup
$8,961

Tip from numberFire: There’s a simple trick for spotting an ace on FanDuel. Just look for pitchers with higher strikeout rates. The batters can’t hit what they can’t touch.

2

Chicks Dig The Long Ball

It might seem obvious, but home runs can go a long way to help you win in fantasy. But what might surprise you is just how important they are. Just one HR in your lineup can increase your chances of winning by 300%. Here’s how your odds of winning go up with home runs in your lineup:

3

Stacks on Deck

Stacking is the technique of picking multiple players from the same team. According to the data, the ideal number of stacks is two. In other words, pick multiple players from two different teams, and surround them with players from other teams. Here’s why.

2+ Stacks
66% of winning lineups in 2015 had 2 or more stacks
1 Stack Only
21% of winning lineups in 2015 had 1 stack
No Stacks
5% of winning lineups in 2015 had no stacks
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