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Pivot

A pivot play is a player close to the same price as a “chalk” or more popular play, thus gaining an edge in ownership especially in larger tournaments.


Player Pool

The number of golfers you roster and have exposure to between all of your lineups and/or bets for the week.


Player Props

Vegas lines released on Sunday mornings that handicap a player’s individual performance for that game.


Prize Pool

The total money entered into a contest, simply determined by the number of entries multiplied by the entry fee.

  • Ex: 100 players at a $20 entry fee = $2,000 prize pool.

Qualifier/Satellite Tournament

A contest (usually a GPP) in which the prize pool is paid out in entry tickets (instead of cash prizes) to another tournament that is already scheduled, often to a “Live Final.”


Rake

The portion or percentage of a player’s entry fee (or total prize pool) that goes to the sponsor/website for expenses/profits. This varies from site to site.

  • In a DraftKings $10 50/50 league the “rake” is 10%.
  • 30 entries X $10 = $300 prize pool
  • 15 Players Win $18 ($270)
  • DraftKings keeps $30 (10%)

Reach

To select a player who doesn’t provide great value, i.e. a high $/point; reaches typically result in -EV (negative expected value) situations.


Shark

An experienced or professional player with a successful history in DFS.


Single–Entry GPP

Large field tournament that only allows one entry team per player.