2016 Best Fantasy Sports Web Service/Tools, Daily Fantasy Sports

By Will Mossa,    Awards

FantasyPros DFS Lineup Optimizer

FantasyPros

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The FantasyPros DFS Lineup Optimizer gives daily fantasy sports participants an easy way to build and optimize winning lineups every week. Taking advantage of our network of over 100 fantasy experts, a custom fantasy point projection system, up-to-date player salaries and projected ownership percentages, and an easy to use interface, users can easily create winning for all major DFS sites (FanDuel, DraftKings, Yahoo! and more). Lineup export support for FanDuel and DraftKings allows users to create multiple lineups that can be easily added to those platforms.

WHAT MAKES THIS PRODUCT WORTHY OF WINNING
Over 1 million lineups have been optimized so far during the 2016 NFL season, with our expert consensus lineups producing higher average point totals per week than other optimizers/lineup tools. Integrating both expert consensus rankings along with a custom fantasy point projection system, our optimizer produces better results than one based purely on projections. Additionally, we are one of the few providers to integrate projected ownership percentages to aid users in making lineup decisions.

PRODUCT URL
https://www.fantasypros.com/nfl/daily-fantasy-lineup-optimizer.php


DFS Tool

RotoWire

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
RotoWire’s DFS Lineup Optimizer gives daily fantasy sports players the most up-to-date information for forming competitive lineups. RotoWire offers DFS lineups for the most sports of any company, including NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, golf, NASCAR, MLS and EPL. Using RotoWire's daily projected stats, the tool allows users to find an optimal lineup for seven different DFS contest sites and allows for customizaton to pick particular games, slates and players with suggestions for players to complete a lineup. RotoWire's DFS Lineup Optimizer features a superior user interface, real-time player injury information and customization. New features for 2016 include: estimated ownership rates, allowing for editing of individual player alerts, saved lineups, email alerts on saved lineups and optional multiple projection sources.

WHAT MAKES THIS PRODUCT WORTHY OF WINNING
RotoWire’s DFS Lineup Optimizer was the first prominent DFS tool of it’s type and has faced many competitors, but it continues to lead by expanding the number of sports and custom features (such as estimated ownership rates, allowing for editing of individual player alerts, saved lineups, email alerts on saved lineups and optional multiple projection sources) along with the best integration of real-team player news, starting lineup and injury information.

PRODUCT URL
https://www.rotowire.com/daily/nba/optimizer.php


DFS Playbook

Fantasy Alarm

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The Fantasy Alarm DFS Playbook is a one-stop-shop for everything you need to manage your daily fantasy sports lineups in all competitions across the industry. We offer DFS Playbooks for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, CFB, NASCAR, PGA & Special Events all year around.  The DFS Playbook from Fantasy Alarm was the winner in this category in 2015.

DFS Playbook Pro Features:

 

WHAT MAKES THIS PRODUCT WORTHY OF WINNING
The DFS Playbook includes; in-depth analysis, projections, position coaches, tools, rankings, lineup generators and optimal lineups from some of the best analysts in the industry including Jeff Mans, The Oracle” Ray Flowers, Howard Bender, Ted Schuster and more. These analysts not only give accurate insight but also include articles that educate our readers on how to manage their bankrolls, create consistent lineups and find the right games to play to achieve success. We are committed to our products as we are updating our DFS tools to be the most accurate and helpful in the industry on a day-to-day basis.

PRODUCT URL
https://www.fantasyalarm.com/dfs-playbook-pro/home/


4for4’s DFS Subscription

4for4 Fantasy Football

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Last year, 4for4 added a dedicated DFS Subscription with its own set of tools, reports and analysis that has quickly become one of the most popular and well-regarded subs in the industry. The DFS Sub consists of a unique lineup optimizer that can provide a user with 100s of optimized lineups in seconds. We also have floor and ceiling projections, dynamic value reports, stack value reports, ownership projections and player pricing reports — all of which can be used on the site or downloaded into a spreadsheet. These tools and reports are available for all of the different DFS operators, not just FanDuel and DraftKings. We also provide high-level content and picks by some of the industry’s most well-respected minds, including Chris Raybon and TJ Hernandez.

WHAT MAKES THIS PRODUCT WORTHY OF WINNING
We were the first in the industry to provide value reports, and later, stack value reports. Value reports have since become an industry standard, and we are still one of the only sites to provide stack value reports. Our floor/ceiling projections are also one of the first of their kind and allow users to account for player volatility, and with the push of a button, optimize their lineups by contest type. Our lineup generator can generate 100s of lineups in tenths of a second, optimized in any way a user chooses. We have the most in-depth weekly content in the industry that covers every relevant DFS topic, from cash games, GPPs, stacking, cornerbacks, lineup deconstruction and more, and our picks consistently hit at a higher rate than other sites. We created an algorithm to project tournament owner

PRODUCT URL
https://www.4for4.com


RotoGrinders Lineup Builder/Optimizer

RotoGrinders

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The RotoGrinders Lineup Builder and Optimizer is actually two powerful tools rolled into a single interface. The “Optimize” build setting creates the best possible lineups given the projections and player pool. Users can use the pre-loaded RotoGrinders projections or edit/upload their own from outside sources. Quite a few sites in our industry have Lineup Optimizers – it’s the Lineup Builder portion that really distinguishes this tool.

Designed for tournament players, the Lineup Builder allows you to build 1-150 lineups and then export them for use on FanDuel and/or DraftKings. Whereas the “Optimize” setting focuses on the best possible projected score, the “Tournament” build setting prioritizes the target exposure a user sets for each player.

While this tool offers a ton of settings and filters to help players find just the right mix of players for different types of DFS games, the sleek interface both powers and speeds up the larger lineup building process.

WHAT MAKES THIS PRODUCT WORTHY OF WINNING
As described above, the RotoGrinders Lineup Builder and Optimizer is the most robust tool of its class in the industry. The tool’s projections are not only sourced by a team of DFS experts, but also are entirely sortable, filterable and customizable.

The options are diverse. Tournament players can choose their max exposure to the entire field, the percentage of time they want a TE in their flex on DraftKings, what percentage of the time they want a WR matched with their locked-in QB, create variations of lineups around customizable “stacks, and much more. The tool is also constantly being improved, with a sleeker interface launched this Fall.

Many other, similar tools are offered as a paid service, or even as a standalone feature. On the contrary, the RotoGrinders Lineup Builder is free, allowing all players access to the same type of tool that many professional players use to quickly enter large amounts of lineups into the sites. Its integrations with the larger RotoGrinders platform gives visitors a more seamless, efficient DFS experience.

Overall, whether you want to enter one lineup or hundreds into a DFS contest, the RotoGrinders Lineup Builder and Optimizer will allow you to spend less time building lineups and more time enjoying the games.

PRODUCT URL
https://rotogrinders.com/lineup-builder/nfl?site=draftkings


FantasyLabs – Best Fantasy Sports Web Service/Tools, Daily Fantasy Sports

FantasyLabs

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
FantasyLabs offers DFS players the ability to build, customize, and backtest their own models in a matter of seconds – and ultimately build lineups off of their model.

WHAT MAKES THIS PRODUCT WORTHY OF WINNING
All data adjusts in real-time to account for changing information, such as a shift in batting order, weather changes, big Vegas line movements, and so on. Through premium data, content, and tools, FantasyLabs is a one-of-a-kind, real-time DFS analytics platform.

PRODUCT URL
www.fantasylabs.com