Stands for dollar per point, a quick and easy way to figure out how a player’s performance was relative to their salary. It is determined by dividing a player’s salary by their point output. The lower the number, the better the value because relatively less was paid per point.

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A tournament that pays exactly 50% of the field. The top half of the field gets paid almost double their entry, the bottom half receives nothing. It is sometimes referred to as a form of cash game in daily fantasy sports.

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An advanced MLB statistic which stands for batting average on balls in play. It measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits. This can be used to measure for a batter or for a pitcher. In the case of the pitcher it measures how a batter does versus them.  

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The money you use to enter the games you play. Serious players typically recommend keeping this separate from your other money.

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To believe something is taking a downward trend. In daily fantasy sports it means being down on a player or team, which means that we usually don’t want them.

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To believe something is taking an upward trend. In daily fantasy sports it means being high on a player or team, which means that we usually want them.

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The amount of money it costs to play a certain game or contest.

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The amount of money it costs to play a certain game or contest.

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Typically refers to 50/50s and heads-up contests. They are some of the lowest variance games that can be played in daily fantasy sports and, as such, are looked at as the safest way to build a bankroll.

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Also known as upside. What is thought to be the best possible scenario or outcome for a certain player. It functions to let us know if a player has the potential to put up the scores necessary to win a certain game or tournament.

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A popular high upside play. Typically referred to as playing the chalk, or staying chalk.

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Doing the opposite of what we think other DFS players will do. Contrarian picks give the opportunity to roster players with low ownership, making it easier to win big GPPs when these players have big days.

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A mutual relationship or connection between two or more things. In DFS terms, this is a relationship between players on one or more teams. In NFL DFS, an example of a mutual correlation is a quarterback and wide receiver from the same team. Their results are linked positively in that if one does well, it is likely the other will too. A version of a negative correlation is an offensive player from one team and the defense from the opposing teams. If one does well, it is likely the other does poorly.

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A one day fantasy sports format in which players can make lineups with a varying salary base cap. These lineups are then entered into contests such as GPPs and 50/50s to compete against other people’s lineups. Since these contests typically last one day (or one week, depending on the sport), new lineups can be made on a daily basis. This sets DFS apart from traditional fantasy sports.

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Stands for daily fantasy sports.

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Also known as a double or nothing, it is a tournament that pays slightly fewer than 50% of the field. People that cash in this type of contest receive exactly double their entry fee. It is sometimes referred to as a form of cash game in daily fantasy sports.

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Also known as electronic sports or competitive gaming, it is a term for organized multiplayer video game competitions. Commonly includes real-time strategy games, first-person shooters and fighting games.

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How much ownership you have of a certain player relative to how many rosters or line-ups you have.

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To avoid a player or game. This can be for a variety of reasons, ranging from bad weather to believing that a certain player will be owned too highly in GPPs.

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What is thought to be the worst possible scenario or outcome for a certain player. It functions to give an idea of how safe or dangerous of a pick a certain player is.

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A contest that is free to play but awards real money for finishing in top positions.

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Also known as game flow. The direction in which we think a game will go. Mainly referring to a score in a game affecting the actions of teams and players in it. Especially important in NFL games. For example: The Eagles are projected to win by 10 points, creating a favorable game script for running back DeMarco Murray.

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Stands for guaranteed prize pool, a contest in which a site guarantees a certain prize pool regardless of the number of entrants.

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A term for a player that plays lots of DFS games. Also referred to as a high volume player. For example, we might say that CSURAM88 is a “cash game grinder”.

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Stands for head-to-head: contests considered cash games for daily fantasy sports. It is a format in which you have to have a higher score than one other person that you are paired up against in order to cash.

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