Baseball Draft Kit: Gaining an Edge in the NFBC
Baseball Draft Kit: Gaining an Edge in the NFBC

This article is part of our Baseball Draft Kit series.

For my money, the National Fantasy Baseball Championship (NFBC) is the ultimate challenge in the fantasy baseball industry. The contests are run exceptionally well, pay out quickly and the live drafts are an absolute blast. The NFBC has many different contests with varying price points and league size, but the signature event is the 15-team Main Event that holds drafts in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and online. It is the event that really put the NFBC on the map and attracts the best fantasy baseball players in the country. Trying to win your league is a true challenge, but the contest also features an overall prize that now sits at $150,000. In a contest that features so many great players, the question becomes, how do you find those small edges to win your league and compete for the big prize?

The biggest development in the last 10 years that has altered the landscape of the competition across season-long fantasy sports is the exponential increase in the amount of great information available. There used to be some really good sources and some that were not so good and it made finding good information a real skill. Now, there is a plethora of really smart baseball websites to read articles and find advanced stats on, and also a lot of really smart fantasy players that have a forum to talk baseball, whether on Twitter or on podcasts. This glut of good information has made finding those advantages to win your league

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Scott Jenstad
Scott Jenstad is a veteran of both NFBC and CDM fantasy games. He has won five NFBC Main Event league titles and finished twice in the Top 10 Overall. Scott is a hardcore fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A's and Golden State Warriors. Follow him on Twitter @ScottJenstad.
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