MLB & NBA DFS Pick Advice & Strategy: Our Pros Have the Answers on Discord

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Every Thursday, Steve hosts a live session on Discord, ready to answer your DFS questions. Whether you’re aiming to master strategy, explore our tools, or refine your game, he has the answers. Join us for the week’s most exciting DFS discussions and advice during Office Hours — you won’t want to miss it!

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Discord Office Hours – Expert MLB DFS Pick Advice & Strategy

Steve “dacoltz” Buzzard is a DFS legend, consistently dominating the leaderboards in multiple sports. As a key architect of Stokastic Sims, he brings unparalleled expertise. Each week, Steve hosts Office Hours on Discord, where he provides expert MLB DFS pick advice. Whether you have questions about past or upcoming slates or need guidance on using our tools and content, he’s the person to ask.

Here are some of the top questions and answers from this week’s Office Hours with the legend himself, Steve “dacoltz” Buzzard.

MLB DFS Advice: Experimenting With Sims Strategy

boggsy5668 asked: Do you ever build multiple pools from the Contest Generator, sim them out individually and take the top X% from each and combine them while factoring in ownership and sim that combined pool? It’s something I’ve been testing.

dacoltz: I think that is a super viable option, especially when you are playing the sports that have a bit more time like MLB and NFL. It also gives you a chance to get a bit different from some of the other folks. So I think it’s a good strategy, and the more that you try things that aren’t right out of the box with the Sims, the more you can come up with some different results.

The way I think about the evolution of optimizers is, folks used to import their projections and just hit optimize to come up with an answer. This is where we are at with the Sims in a lot of ways. But then folks started to do different things with the optimizers, adding randomization, setting caps on ownership, penalizing for ownership, adding stacks, etc., and their games improved. I think we can see that same growth with the Sims, and your idea is a good one to take it to the next level!


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Check out the included screenshot for an example of a lineup that we generated for a DraftKings weekday main slate.


MLB DFS Advice: Lineup Generator Strategy

heyimdrew95 asked: I wanted to know when using the Lineup Generator, toggling between chalky setting, contrarian and the like, do you generate the lineups and go with the one that gives the most points and copy and paste it into contests, or do you look at your player pool, go with some of the highest guys and fill in accordingly?

dacoltz: For deciding what lineups to use for Lineup Generator, there are a few things I might consider: First of all, if I am looking for a single lineup, I will probably keep flipping through while locking in some different players until I find the lineup that feels really good to me. At times I may even just swap in and out a few small players if I don’t love the exact lineups I am seeing. If I am building a portfolio of 20 lineups, I am definitely looking at the exposures of players. I am going to slowly like the lineups that I feel good about to keep them in my pool of lineups and then see what the exposures of those players in those lineups are overall. If I am getting too much or too little of a player I like, there I will probably delete lineups that don’t fit that portfolio as well.

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Sam Smith is a writer and editor with Stokastic and OddsShopper. He has been immersed in the world of professional sports data since 2015, while also writing extensively on the NFL for a multitude of blogs and websites. With Stokastic, Sam looks to blend his sports and editorial expertise with Stokastic's data to bring you the best fantasy information possible.

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