A daily fantasy sports training school

Hi! I’m Jonathan Bales (@BalesFootball) and I’m the founder of RotoAcademy. Some of you might know me as the author of the Fantasy Football for Smart People book series, or from my work at the New York Times, RotoWorld, RotoGrinders, 4for4, rotoViz, ABC, or DraftKings.

I founded RotoAcademy to bridge the gap between the average daily fantasy sports player and the game's elite. My goal is to teach you the tricks of the trade - and give you all kinds of unique data on what's actually winning leagues - to help you become a profitable DFS player.

I will personally be creating the majority of the content at RotoAcademy, but I also have a few instructors who will be contributing as well. The rest of the “faculty” includes statistics PhDs, psychology experts, and of course profitable daily fantasy players.

I’m confident you’ll find the lessons at RotoAcademy both enjoyable and actionable. Sign up now to take your game to the next level and dominate daily fantasy leagues on DraftKings for years to come.

What Will I Learn?

RotoAcademy is comprised of timeless lessons that will transform you into someone who can dominate daily fantasy sports for years to come. We care less about “What will Dez Bryant do this year?” and more about “How do wide receivers with Dez Bryant’s skill set, age, and history of production typically perform?” With such a focus, the hope is to teach you to fish, as the saying goes.

To give you an idea of what you’ll be learning, here are a few examples of RotoAcademy lessons:

- How to choose the right players to win cash games

- How to use game theory to win big in tournaments

- How to use the Vegas lines to make projections

- Which rookie types typically produce

- The best position(s) for use in the flex

- Which measurables matter for each position

- How weather affects performance in each sport

- How to win on DraftKings (with data on what's working)

You’ll be getting that sort of analysis each month, delivered right to your e-mail. Sign up now to begin your path to daily fantasy sports domination.


How much does RotoAcademy cost?

The current cost is $19.99 per month, but the pricing is flexible and will increase as demand does the same. For the amount of high-quality content you’ll receive each month, RotoAcademy is on the low end of the daily fantasy content pricing spectrum. That’s primarily because we want your long-term business. The thinking is that if you enroll in RotoAcademy, you’ll stick around, which will ultimately benefit both of us.


Can I buy previous lessons?

Yes, you can purchase past issues of RotoAcademy at the same site where I sell my books, in the FFD Shop. The best value will always be to enroll right here, though.


Can I see a sample?

Sure. You can download a free PDF with four lessons by entering your e-mail below.

Free RotoAcademy Sample PDF

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What is RotoAcademy?

It’s a training course. It’s a newsletter. It’s a book club. It’s a daily fantasy sports university.

Each month, you’ll receive a book-length (yes, book-length) PDF containing around a dozen daily fantasy sports “lessons”—primarily articles and videos with the specific goal of helping you become a dominant daily fantasy sports player. The content at RotoAcademy is timeless in nature. The goal is to give you the foundation you need to make the best decisions you can make, on your own, for years to come.

Founded by Jonathan Bales, author of the Fantasy Football for Smart People book series, RotoAcademy is a must-have educational tool for any serious daily fantasy sports player. Based around a scientific, mathematical approach to daily fantasy sports, RotoAcademy will fundamentally change the way you approach the game.


How will RotoAcademy make me better?

In short, RotoAcademy will help you make optimal daily fantasy sports choices on your own. Instead of learning which decisions other experts make, you’ll learn why they make them. Why do the best daily fantasy sports players use the same types of wide receivers, for example, and how can you discover what they already know?


Should I enroll?

RotoAcademy has in-depth content for all types of daily fantasy sports players—geared toward providing lessons that are helpful to the most advanced players but also understood and capable of being implemented by intermediate and even novice players.


Why should I enroll right now?

A couple reasons. For one, you simply get more stuff. The earlier you sign up, the more information and data you'll receive. Since RotoAcademy is comprised of timeless content, you can and will use lessons from January, February, and March, for example, to help you in August and beyond. Think of RotoAcademy as a journey to daily fantasy sports stardom; the sooner you enroll, the sooner you become elite.

Second, and more important, you’ll get the cheapest rate! The cost of “tuition” has increased a few times in the past and will do so again as demand continues to grow. The earlier you enroll, the cheaper the tuition you can lock in.


How and when do I get the newsletter/lessons/PDF?

The lessons, which come in a newsletter-esque format, will be delivered to your e-mail as a PDF once per month. You'll receive your first set of lessons after your sign up, and then all subsequent lessons on the 1st of each month. After enrolling, you don’t need to do anything else ever again.


 Do I get old lessons?

In our crazy scheme to turn a profit, NO, you won't get old lessons when you sign up. You get the latest PDF that was sent out, along with each new set of lessons each month. That, along with the future increase in prices, should be motivation to sign up ASAP.


Can I cancel? Are there any obligations?

Sure. To cancel, you just need to provide us with a written request, signed in blood, along with three rattles from the New Mexican ridge-nosed rattlesnake, and of course your soul.

Just kidding. You can cancel at any time. There are no obligations. If you want to stop receiving the lessons, you can do so whenever you’d like.


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