Late Swapportunities: A guide to DFS Late Swap
We’ve used the strategy article space for a lot of different things during the course of the season. We’ve talked about Quarterback Predictability, Vegas Odds, Tournament Strategy, and sometimes we’ve just touched on additional data that we use to help make decisions. The goal for each of these articles, and our entire product, is to help teach you some of the tools that we use to make decisions. Certainly the emphasis will always be on the individual players we’re recommending, but we hope that a big part of the value in our product lies in learning how to help make yourself a better player. With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at “Late Swap” strategies in today’s strategy article.
Late swap is simply a feature that locks players as their games start as opposed to locking all players once the first game starts. This allows users to change their mind up until the start of a player’s game and makes the overall game a bit more dynamic. Not every site has late swap as a feature and I’m not going to argue the merits for or against the feature as a whole, but instead we’re going to focus on how to use late swap to your advantage. Fortunately, I have a very real world example to lean on in this past weekend’s King of the Beach Qualifier on DraftKings. A series of decisions using the late swap feature gave me a chance to win the qualifier and compete for a chance at a million dollar first place prize in December.