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David studied psychology at the University of Southern California, where he received the 2018 Tenopyr Award for a study on how fantasy football is reshaping fandom. His writing often mixes fantasy analysis and storytelling with the social sciences. David has worked in the entertainment and sports industries for more than a decade.


Articles From David
Will You Be Happy? (2020 Fantasy Football) photo
As I write these words, time inches ever closer to the start of Week 16 in the National Football League. In the universe of ...
by David Giardino in FantasyWed, Dec 23
Why Do We Believe in Ghosts? (2020 Fantasy Football) photo
Much of my time writing for FantasyPros in 2020 has been spent questioning how much we should trust what we think we know. To ...
by David Giardino in FantasyThu, Dec 17
Our Toxic Relationship with Failure (2020 Fantasy Football) photo
There's this pithy turn-of-phrase that episodically makes its rounds across the internet, often attributed to Winston Churchill, occasionally to Abraham Lincoln, that goes like ...
by David Giardino in FantasyThu, Dec 10
It's Week 13: Beware of Bad Advice (2020 Fantasy Football) photo
I need to take you back to 2014 for a moment - to a story about one of the greatest fantasy teams I ever ...
by David Giardino in FantasyThu, Dec 3
Your Bench is Making You Miserable (2020 Fantasy Football) photo
Damien Harris or J.D. McKissic? Michael Pittman Jr. or Corey Davis?  These types of "coin flip" start-or-sit decisions are asked every week across the fantasy universe. ...
by David Giardino in FantasyThu, Nov 26
The Delusion of Control (2020 Fantasy Football) photo
More than a decade ago, in a sleepy little town in western Michigan, a man named Harold couldn't shake the sneaking suspicion that the ...
by David Giardino in FantasyThu, Nov 19
The Fantasy Football Fallacy That's Hiding in Plain Sight photo
This is a story about a lineup position that shouldn't exist in fantasy football - and the clever (albeit faulty) argument I often hear ...
by David Giardino in FantasyThu, Nov 12
The Danger in Being Right for the Wrong Reasons photo
Do you remember your high school math classes? My guess is you've all but blocked out those memories - the infinite homework assignments, the ...
by David Giardino in FantasyThu, Nov 5
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