2014 was a wild year for daily fantasy baseball on DraftKings. We saw the first ever DFS baseball millionaire crowned (CSURam88) to go along with hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes awarded each and every day of the season. As we get ready for 2015, let’s take a look back at some of the most interesting numbers and facts from last season.
Opening Day 2014
With Opening Day being the focus in daily fantasy, here are some of the numbers from Opening Day 2014:
1) Top Opening Day Batter 2014
2) Top Opening Day Pitcher 2014
3) Highest Scoring Opening Day Lineup 2014
MLB 2014 Season Stats
MLB Studs by Position: 2014
Below is the list of players at each position who tallied the most fantasy points in 2014.
The Keys to Success: 2014
Shown below are the players who were most commonly owned on winning rosters in 2014. The column on the left depicts the players most highly owned in winning 50/50 lineups. The column on the right depicts the players most highly owned in winning tournament lineups.
Winning Scores: 2014
What does it take, on average, to cash in a given contest? Below are the average scores for all contests in 2014 (left column) and the average scores for any lineup that finished in the money (right column). Stats are broken up into three contest types – 50/50s, H2Hs, and GPPs (tournaments).
MLB Highest Owned Position: 2014
Below is the list of players at each position who were the highest owned in all DraftKings MLB Contests over the course of the 2014 season:
The Coors Field Effect
The effects of the hitter’s paradise that is Coors Field is VERY real. The average stack (4 or more players used from the same individual team) in Coors Field scored 10+ more fantasy points than the league average in 2014. The Coors Effect also led to a higher winning percentage for Coors Stacks.