In a perfect world, you'd want to build your DFS lineups with as much information as possible while also giving yourself enough time to get your lineups entered. This means in general, you would want to wait until there is a confirmed starting lineup for every team on the slate, which we indicate on SaberSim with this green check mark. However, this isn't often how it actually works because teams typically playing in later games, won't always have their confirmed starting lineup out at lock. A general rule of thumb that works pretty well would be to wait until all teams have a confirmed starting lineup out, but to start your DFS process no later than 30 minutes before the slate locks. The worst thing you can do in DFS is miss lock because you started your lineups too late, and you can always rebuild if you have time to capture the latest information and confirm starting lineups. As you get more familiar with how long your process takes on SaberSim, you can adjust this time frame accordingly, but I highly recommend, especially when you first start out to start building your lineups no later than 30 minutes before lock.

Keep in mind as well that different sports have different news cycles and different strategy as it relates to when you can start building good lineups. In NBA, for example, you typically want to late wait as late as possible to build because there is late breaking news coming out sometimes just a few minutes before games start most nights, whereas in golf, on the other hand, it's typically fine to build your lineups even a few days before the slate locks, because there often isn't a ton of late breaking news that dramatically shifts the slate. To learn how to handle this for each individual specific sport, I'd recommend checking out some of our strategy videos on our YouTube channel to figure out when you should start building your lineups for those sports. If you have any other questions about the rest of the lineup building process on SaberSim, check out some of the other videos in our support documentation. And in the meantime, thank you for watching and good luck.

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