DFS Lineup Optimizer: Fantasy Cruncher + Awesemo

Awesemo.com is excited to announce our newest partnership with the most powerful optimizer in the industry—and the one Awesemo himself has used for years—Fantasy Cruncher!


Whether you’re creating optimal cash game lineups or generating a diverse pool of hundreds of contrarian tournament lineups with its advanced features, Fantasy Cruncher is a requirement for any serious DFS player.


For more on how best to use Fantasy Cruncher check out Awesemo.com’s Game Plan series (and the Diversification Primer in particular) and our YouTube channel where we regularly demonstrate our favorite Fantasy Cruncher features and build lineups using Fantasy Cruncher every night.

Free Educational Content: How to Use DFS Lineup Optimizers

NFL DFS Fantasy Cruncher Tutorial
Fantasy Cruncher is a powerful tool for building premium lineups for all of the sports that we cover for DFS. We partner with them to host the application as a value-add for all members, but we have recognized that there is a major learning curve in using the tool properly, particularly for complex sports like football. It has been a while since we updated our how-to content, so this video was created to provide a deep look at everything you need to know about Fantasy Cruncher for NFL DFS.

– by Alex “Awesemo” Baker

Fantasy Cruncher Pro combines all the tools you’ve come to know and love from its classic daily fantasy sports optimizer experience with the ability to upload projections (either ours here at Awesemo.com or your own), adjust randomness, groups, and stacks, and unleash the power of math to help you build the best lineups you can night in and night out.

– by Alex “Awesemo” Baker

For years, savvy programmers could gain an edge in DFS through having more sophisticated software than one could acquire publicly. In the past few years, sites have made this process accessible to every player using the CSV upload feature, and Fantasy Cruncher came out with an optimizer that allows you to customize almost every aspect of your lineups.

More DFS Lineup Optimizer Videos

Who is Alex "Awesemo" Baker?

Awesemo's team of daily fantasy baseball experts give you a MLB DFS tutorial 6/21/21.

Alex Baker has been playing daily fantasy professionally since 2015 under the handle Awesemo. Working his way up from the smallest stakes, he has been the #1 overall ranked player in DFS since 2017 on the strength of his predictive models for sports. As the competition has gotten more sophisticated, Alex has used game theory to build a winning strategy combining his fantasy and ownership projections. To this day, he still participates in almost every DFS tournament available.


Alex has profited more than $7.8 million in his daily fantasy career. 

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  • Fantasy point projections created and used by the #1 ranked player in the world. The projected points include detailed stat lines making up the projections so you can see exactly what is considered when developing the projections. Projections are updated all the way through each player’s lock as news changes! Projections are custom tailored specific to each of the major sites.

We offer the most accurate and current ownership projections in the industry for the Main slate across sports. But like other sites we don’t just stop there, we have ownership projections for most secondary slates that have large prize pools, including Showdown/Single game slates!

For those sports that often incorporate stacks such as MLB, NFL, and NHL we use our simulation models to calculate the odds that each stack is the best on the slate.

For those sports based more on individual performances like NBA we use our range of outcome projections to calculate the probability a player will hit the value needed to win a tournament AKA “boom”, or completely “bust”.

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Fantasy Cruncher is optimization software for daily fantasy sports lineup building. This version of Fantasy Cruncher we provide is the full version, not stripped down or limited in any way.


To top it all off, Awesemo’s projections come pre-loaded in the optimizer!


If you’d like to upgrade from a sport-specific package to All-Access, please send an email to [email protected]. We will issue a partial refund for the unused amount of the sport specific subscription, so long as the time period of the new subscription is at least as long as the current subscription. (e.g. we will not issue partial refunds of existing monthly sport-specific subscriptions if you sign up for a new weekly all-access subscription)