Optimizing Daily Fantasy Lineups, Part 1

I’ve been participating in a friends-only daily fantasy football league on FanDuel since the 2016 NFL season. Knowing nothing about football and the NFL puts me at a total disadvantage, but I like to think that my knowledge of linear programming and how it can help in optimizing a daily fantasy football lineup makes up for this to some degree. Linear Programming Linear programs are mathematical problems in which we try to maximize some linear function of a set of decision variables subject to linear inequality constraints.
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