Bored Blogging Blues
Well today is continuing with the slow pace on the forums on a day where I seem to be available and keep just refreshing this page basically. I feel like we all do that sometimes. Is this a sign DFS has taken over our lives? Do we just “need” to know who to play that badly? Do we just like the camaraderie and back and forth? Whatever the case may be RG is great resource to help us sports degenerates. Notice how I didn’t include “gambling” degenerates because that just sounds negative even if true for a lot of us. With all that being said I am going to get into talking a little about each DFS sport I play and some of the things I noticed about each.
I am going to start with the cash cow NFL. DFS was born from season long NFL fantasy so no surprise it is the most popular and will continue to be forever I believe. With that being said the game has greatly changed since the inception. And as we all know this is the year of the “stud RBs”. This season it has become essential to have at least 1 of these guys in your lineup if not 3 (more of a cash build). It seems the debate has been is this formula a product of QB static pricing (staying too low) or is it the “new” NFL with all these RBBC? I lean more towards you need to have the workhorse but can see the arguments for it being a product of DK. Last but not least it hasn’t happened too often this year but there is always the possibility that these studs bomb and of late it’s been happening a little more frequently as the year comes to a close. There will always be several workhorse backs hitting 25+ DK points, it’s just a matter of picking the right ones.
NHL is still a growing (or at least I think it is) DFS sport. Hockey is by far my favorite sport and maybe my favorite DFS sport, although I think PGA might edge it a little bit. NHL DFS is a bit of a different animal. Basically every player including the top dollar guys have a floor of 0. Now they might not hit that floor often but it’s always a possibility. People can disagree but I think NHL has the most variance as well. But that means that I think just about anybody could make a decent NHL lineup by following a few guidelines. NHL scoring is up this year too by a lot!!!
Now here is the one I play the least of and am probably the worst at. I commend all the people who are good at NBA DFS because it is a lot of work!!! I can’t keep up with all the news around lock and am a set it and forget it, unless somebody in my lineup is out. That puts me at a severe disadvantage. Since I know that I have mostly been playing tiers unless I see a slate I think I can get a handle on. Another thing about NBA is in order to win anything significant your lineup has to be close to “perfect”. I do like tiers and I would recommend anybody playing for achievements only should play those contests.
I can say PGA DFS has actually made me a golf fan. I will watch it just about any time I see it now. I just really appreciate what those guys can do out there. As far as golf DFS goes if you haven’t tried it yet do yourself a favor and go for it. Well you might have a while to wait now after this week but get your “research” in for the upcoming season. There are people that love the 4 day events and the people who hate the money being tied up. For the latter there is always PGA showdown (with small prize pools unfortunately). As I mentioned above the added “bonus” you get for PGA is a “cut sweat” to see if your golfers make it to the weekend to shoot you up the leaderboard. And if you want a guaranteed 6/6 (if somebody doesn’t WD) play the no cut events with limited golfers. These are the events that are wide open and the “seasoned” PGA DFS guys don’t like as much. So do yourself a favor and the next golf contest you see throw a quarter in it and see what it’ about!
I will expand the PGA section a bit. One other aspect of PGA that is great is the forum here. It’s not unlike the rest where we talk about plays, strategy, etc. but where it is different is there is a very active community creating contests, forum tournaments with side action, and a lot of TILTING for guys bogeying or worse to miss a cut. It can be a fun time if you are into that sort of thing.
Sorry if I have bored you with things you already know. I was just bored and wanted to put fingers to keys. I was going to go over how I build lineups for each but that is just too long and who really cares right? Anyway good luck tonight and maybe try something new!