Friday, November 12, 2010

Daily Fantasy Sports Blogging

It seems like the daily fantasy sports industry has finally hit the inflection point where it's popularity is starting to explode. Fantasy Sports Live has been growing steadily since our launch in June 2007, but without much help from a strong daily fantasy sports industry. We now have some well funded competitors who are driving awareness of the concept, and annual prizes paid out are starting to approach the 10 million dollar amount. Daily Fantasy Sports is now just as legitimate as online poker was in its beginning and new cottage industries are developing to support this expanded popularity. Rotogrinders is a perfect example of a site that could not have existed two years ago, but can exist now with a critical mass of daily fantasy sport players.

When I started my poker blog, I was a bit late to the game. Poker blogs had existed for a few years, and I was just offering my unique perspective to the game. As I got better at blogging, I was able to break some new ground in some of my poker strategy posts but this was tough, because most of the concepts had already been beaten to death by other bloggers. With daily fantasy sports, it feels like being the first one to have a poker blog. There just are not a lot of people blogging daily fantasy sports, and new ground can be broken all the time. Since this site is not where people would come to look for daily fantasy sports strategy posts, I have been writing for Rotogrinders. It is like I am writing the first posts on continuation bets, or check raises, or floating for value which is a pretty awesome feeling. I am in the unique position of having created the industry (I have been thinking about daily longer than anyone else) and I am also a serious fantasy grinder on some of FSL's competitive sites. This dual owner/player perspective may end up placing me as the grandfather of daily fantasy blogs when all is said and done, similar to what Iggy did for poker blogs.

Posting over here is just not happening much lately, but if you would like to see what I have been doing with daily fantasy sports, check out these links below.

Table Selection and Hourly Rates in Daily Fantasy Sports

Third Level Thinking in Fantasy Football

NFL Advanced Metrics

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