Failing to appreciate the differences between a cash-game roster and a tournament roster can be an expensive lesson for the beginner. To be clear, it is folly to construct DFS lineups for cash games in the same manner as tournament lineups.
To help you circumvent that lengthy (and costly) learning curve, the next few paragraphs will describe the factors and strategies that should guide a daily fantasy player’s thinking process when building each type of lineup. There is an art to constructing DFS lineups.
In daily fantasy circles, the idea of value is perhaps the most frequently discussed topic. A beginner will put together a roster that he thinks will score a lot of points; a veteran knows approximately how many points he needs to win and uses value as a means to determine exactly whom to select for his lineup. But what exactly is value and why is it important?