Dean78904's Coaching Profile

About Dean78904

Hourly Rate: $50-$75
Sports: MLB, NBA
Accolades: * Ranked 1/2 among RG Experts for FD/DK MLB
* Grinders Live Host/Analyst

A Message From Dean78904

Hello DFS’ers,

I’m Dean Shavelson. More specifically, I’m Dean78904 – my DFS handle.

If you aren’t aware of me, let me introduce myself. I’ve been a contributing DFS writer for both RotoGrinders and Rotoworld, a featured presenter for Daily Fantasy Bootcamp, and currently, I’m a RotoGrinders Grinders Live/SiriusXM host/analyst.

I’ve been playing some form of fantasy sports since the 90s. Back in 2012 I discovered DFS, made a $140ish deposit, and haven’t looked back. I’ve been a profitable DFS player every year, and I’m currently in the midst of my best MLB season yet.

Of all the brilliant minds here on RotoGrinders, I am currently the top ranked analyst for FanDuel MLB rankings, and second ranked in the DraftKings MLB standings.

I’ve been a DFS grinder in the truest sense of the word, as I grew my bankroll through (mostly) hammering cash games, day in and out. This MLB season, with cash games drying up a bit, I have upped my GPP play (with success, thankfully).

Here are some example topics that we can dive into.

General DFS Strategies
Bankroll Management
Identifying Cash Game Plays vs GPP plays
Cash/GPP Lineup Construction
How to Spot Value
My Daily Research Process
Understanding Variance
When to Increase/Decrease Your Play
and so on….

Here are my introductory rates (subject to change)

$75 – hour session
$180 – three one hour sessions.
$250 – five one hour long sessions.

I’m pretty flexible when it comes to my availability (especially with later hours). We can have an afternoon session where we breakdown that day’s DFS slate, talk non-slate specific DFS strategies, or meet up after lock time and deconstruct lineups. These are just suggestions of course, as this is all about what you want, and what topic points you feel will benefit you most.

Sessions can take place via Skype, Google Hangouts, or even over the phone if you wish.

I’d like to start a group Skype (including anyone who took a lesson), where everyone could interact and bounce ideas off each other throughout the day. Of course I’d do my best to chime in as well.

If you would like to schedule a session or if you have any questions, please DM me here on RotoGrinders.

About the Author

  • Dean Shavelson (dean78904)

  • Dean Shavelson, aka dean78904 has been playing DFS since 2012 and is one of the most senior GrindersLive on-air hosts. He’s dominated the MLB CVR rankings winning top honors for both FanDuel and DraftKings in 2016 and 2017 and is consistently ranked as one of the best Grinders in the industry. He can also be found providing written content for RotoGrinders and on the FSTA nominated Sirius XM RotoGrinders show.


  • bullhunters

    Dean, are you planning any MLB classes or programs this winter? Thanks In Advance.

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