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Daily Fantasy Basketball, Evolved.

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Daily fantasy basketball is one of the more popular daily fantasy sports variants. It’s fast paced, high-scoring and one of the purest sports in terms of how things are scored: a point is a point, blocks, steals, and rebounds are worth something that can be gauged roughly in the point-value those things equate to. There’s no need for arbitrary bonuses to artificially lift fantasy scores and there’s no ambiguity around if/how the fantasy stats categories help contribute to team performance.  But perhaps the best part of daily fantasy basketball is the handful of games that tip-off almost every night throughout the season, leaving players with never a dull moment. In so many ways, on the court fantasy NBA action translates perfectly into the daily fantasy sports format…

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NHL Fantasy Hockey Goalie Win Bonus

NHL Goalie Win Bonus in Daily Fantasy Sports

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StarsDraft released its daily fantasy hockey product about a month ago and it’s been well received. Games are filling and people seem to be enjoying playing hockey on our platform. The only complaint has been that we score fantasy hockey differently than other sites — in particular, we do not award a bonus to goalies if their team gets a win. This is counter to most other sites in the industry, which award a 3-point bonus to the goalie of the winning team, regardless of the goalies’ other stats.

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MegaTool Fantasy Football Rankings Tool — User Guide

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The NFL Fantasy Football Rankings Megatool from www.StarsDraft.com is now available online for free. Already it’s been downloaded and used by 1,000’s of fantasy sports fanatics to set lineups, make start/sit decisions, and dominate their daily fantasy sports contests. The biggest complaint to date? It does too much. It’s tough for users to understand what they can see with the tool, and all the ways they can use it to inform their decisions. There have been many requests for an instruction manual to explain how it works. Ask and ye shall receive. Read More

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The Value of QB’s in Daily vs Season-long Fantasy Football

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The Value of QB’s in Daily vs Season-long Fantasy Football

Earl ‘Mitch’ Mitchell, StarsDraft.com’s Chief Information Officer, outlines below the StarsDraft.com decision to build a position agnostic player pricing model for our daily fantasy football platform offering.  Mitch’s previous background as the Director of Technology at Wolfram Alpha’s predictive analytics consultancy arm helps lend a unique view and approach towards daily fantasy football — and all daily fantasy sports — when it comes to the day-in, day-out player pricing models.

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