How Home and Road Splits Affect Production in Daily Fantasy Football
For a good majority of my first years on this Earth, I called Minnesota home. There wasn't exactly a whole lot to do, but snow days are dope, and y'all can't top tater tot casserole on a cold December night. This is where I was comfortable.
Recently, though, life happened, and I found myself shipping out to Boston, Mass. Ain't no tractors on the roads here, Dorothy.
If you've never driven in Boston, I highly suggest you give it a spin sometime. It is a mix of adrenaline, anger, and fear that you won't likely be able to (legally) duplicate anywhere else. We wave with five fingers in Minnesota, but they tend to only use one here.
My comfort zone is driving in Minnesota because I'm familiar with it and the drivers that occupy the roads. Boston's fun and all, but I would never associate the word "comfort" with driving near it.
To assert that NFL players don't have different experiences when they are at home vis a vis when they are on the road would be a stretch. After all, Vegas gives all home teams an automatic boost when they're assigning their lines, and you can guarantee players see more one-finger waves when they're away. So why wouldn't this translate into fantasy football?
Because we don't want to make any assumptions with regards to this, let's take a dive into home/road splits when it comes to fantasy. Doing so will allow us to properly factor in how we should view players at each position based on the venue in which they're playing.
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