Evaluating possible strategies in DraftKings Pick’Em

Evaluating possible strategies in DraftKings Pick’Em

New games require new strategies. DraftKings launched Pick’Em mid way through 2017 via this Legal Sports Report article, and I just completed my first week of playing it for NBA games.

Before exploring possible strategies, let’s briefly go over how Pick’Em is played. DraftKings each day picks players for each of six possible tiers. DK contestants are allowed to pick one player in each tier. The contestant with the highest aggregate points wins. Walking through an example may help; let’s look at the Pick’Em results for January 13, 2018 (see left sidebar).

In this example, the best

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