6Review of Last Year
This will be the second year that I produce the “Using a DFS Mindset for your March Madness Bracket” series. This article (Part 1) is mostly a recycle of my intro article from last season which helps set the stage for my process when filling out my bracket. Then Part 2 which will come out Tuesday or Wednesday goes through all the numbers and my thoughts on who to pick and why in each round.
My picks last year fared pretty well, especially in the Round of 64 where my selections went 28-4. Other “good” from last year’s picks included having Gonzaga in the Championship game (although I had them winning it), fading Duke and Arizona who were both out before the Elite 8 and some good contrarian large pool suggestions including Wisconsin (who upset 1-Seed Villanova), South Carolina (who made it to the Final 4) and Oregon (who also made it to the Final 4). The “bad” was only getting one Final Four team correct (Gonzaga), a poor Round of 32 (8-8), and way too much belief in Louisville who got bounced early. View last year’s picks article here.
So with that, I will look to improve this year. Here is the overview of my process as written about last season: