The thing about daily fantasy sports is that you just won't win every single day. That is something that takes a long time to truly understand and even longer to accept. The key ingredient I have found is consistency. Chances are you have come across a very smart, very good strategy for playing DFS. Hell, you're reading the DFS Playbook right now which will crack the $100,000 in total prizes hopefully in a matter of days now. The reason the Playbook has been so successful is that it is always the same. Sure the players are swapped out and certain teams are stacked and unstacked faster than loaves of bread at your local grocery store. But the numbers behind are always the same. Each day you are getting the picks of the litter and over time that is going to help you profit. 

But Ted and I are realists. Just because you follow the DFS Playbook doesn't guarantee you wins. There are a few of you loyal readers who are still having a hard time finishing in the top half of your 50/50's day in and day out. I stayed up real late this morning trying to figure out how exactly that is possible. The only thing I can come up with is that somewhere along the way you had to have abandon the strategies or the Playbook for a brief time and then circled back? Mind you, I don't have a problem with anybody straying from the Playbook or coming up with their own system. I've honestly spend three years developing this system of mine and just now have reached that point where I enter every contest knowing I have a very good chance of making a return on my investment. Three years folks. My advice is to hang in there. Reduce the price points of the contests that you are entering while you are in your funk. Stay away from GPP (tournaments) as well. There will be plenty of money to win once you have settled in on the right strategy and system for you. 

Most imporatntly though is to hit either Ted or myself up during our shows, on Twitter (@Jeff_Mans & @TedSchuster) or on Facebook. We also offer an "ask an expert" function on the Fantasy Alarm App which comes directly to my email inbox. We want you to win and have a good time playing DFS. But stay patient and stick to the script. Good times are always ahead for those willing to fight through the down times.

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For more information on how to use the DFS Playbook or how to form your own general DFS strategy, check out our DFS Strategies section of the Fantasy Alarm website.

Here is the DFS Playbook for Thursday July 24th:(Ted Schuster did the bulk of the early research for the Playbook today. I will be updating it throughout the afternoon however)

Player Pos DraftKings Fanduel Aces
Tyson Ross P 9,300 7,900 6,550
Hisashi Iwakuma P 9,500 8,800 6,800
Corey Kluber P 9,000 9,500 6,400
Edwin Jackson P 5,800 5,900 5,700
Yasmani Grandal C 3,900 2,500 4,250
Kurt Suzuki C 3,500 2,500 4,650
Mike Zunino C 3,200 2,600 4,600
Jose Abreu 1B 5,200 4,100 6,000
Freddie Freeman 1B 4,900 3,200 5,000
Lucas Duda 1B/OF 3,900 3,400 4,600
Brian Dozier 2B/SS 4,600 3,900 4,950
Emilio Bonifacio 2B/OF 3,400 2,800 4,500
Kyle Seager 2B/3B 4,300 3,600 5,150
Willie Bloomquist SS/3B 2,800 2,600 3,900
Alexei Ramirez SS 3,900 2,900 4,650
Carlos Santana 3B/C 4,600 3,500 4,950
Mike Moustakas 3B 3,500 3,100 4,400
Alexi Amarista 3B/OF 3,100 2,200 4,100
Justin Upton OF 5,500 3,900 4,950
Christian Yelich OF 4,100 3,700 4,800
Seth Smith OF 4,100 3,400 4,950
Will Venable OF 3,700 2,400 4,400
Josh Willingham OF 4,300 3,600 4,550
Jarrod Dyson OF 3,400 3,100 4,100
Oswaldo Arcia OF 3,500 2,600 4,400
Stefen Romero 2B/OF 2,600 2,200 3,950

If this DFS Playbook isn't enough daily information for you I strongly recommend you check out some of our other DFS Tools as well. We've got: Ray Flowers Daily Trends articleDaily Fantasy Projections & SalariesBatter Vs. Pitcher dataWeather Report & our entire DFS repertoire. We always welcome suggestions to in order to help us develop the best DFS tools in the fantasy sports industry.