I'm Struggling (challenge)

My mind just hasn’t been able to adjust to this years NBA season. I feel like I’m making the right decisions when it comes to my thinking, but I just can’t seem to pull the results. I lost a good chunk last night because Aminu went for a nap early and then I screwed myself up by thinking Anthony Davis was good to go.

Any of you ballers have some advice for me? Haha, I had a solid NBA season last year but I’m definitely struggling.

Im taking a couple days off from the challenge to think about some things and see what the next few days brings. $2 left in the challenge Bankroll :(

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  • Cui2iousGeoi2ge

    patience patience patience. I did phenomenal last year. Im off to a slow start. Rely on your gut and your own research into match ups and player minutes. Avoid taking advice from the experts, it will only muddle your thinking until your confidence returns. Play small amounts of money you don’t mind losing until you get into rhythm. Even the big dogs have horrible weeks, ask Condia how this last week went. lol. But through determination and patience it will pay off in time.

  • gregg323

    In the same boat man. I do the research and play the numbers. And nothing. There always seems to be one or two players that totally crap the bed and mess up everything. Basketball is hard to get a rythmn any player can get a hot hand one night and just not show the next. Good luck.

  • agendaman


    raz im just starting to surface from a terrible funk am playing the $1/$2 entry contests on fanduel winner gets $350 and $700 resp. each pays 250 places doin ok no bets over $5 now goes in cycles raz hang in play small gl now

  • jimfred82

    • Blogger of the Month

    stay positive Razz! if your lineup is sound at the end of the day, even when the score doesn’t reflect it, keep doing what you’re doing and you’ll get back on track in no time!

  • gregg323

    Hey Jimfred good play with Matt Barnes last night on the dribble. !!!

  • gregg323

    Hey Jimfred good play with Matt Barnes last night on the dribble. !!!

  • bobbyk12

    • Blogger of the Month

    Maybe do something like post a recent team and your reasonings for it, so you can get feedback.

  • jimfred82

    • Blogger of the Month

    i agree with bobby… i think keeping myself publicly accountable, for better or worse, really makes me make more sound decisions because i know i’ll get constructive criticism either way, and feedback is always helpful.

    and thanks gregg. i figured everybody would have danny green and don’t like his ceiling; figured barnes would have a better chance to rack up defensive stats with butler out. too bad Aldridge crapped the bed…

  • drewboski

    • 2015 DraftKings FGWC Finalist

    Welcome to the show brother….

  • Jackandsoda

    2011 FFFC Finalist, 2011 DFBC Finalist, 2012 DSBC Finalist (x2), 2013 DSBC Finalist (x2)

    • 2011 FanDuel WFFC Finalist

    • 2011 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    Here’s the thing I learned the hard way last year and it got reinforced in me early on this year with back to back games of losing harden and Davis to late scratches. Do not play the same player in more than half your line-ups for the day. No matter how good the matchup may be. It seems isolated to you but trust me everyone goes through this. By spreading your plays around you insure that you do not get entirely burned for the day. It’s the only way to go

  • bobbyk12

    • Blogger of the Month

    Have to disagree with Jack, I never have two different lineups (if I ever do, it’s because I have two teams in the same GPP – or you could create a GPP-strategy team and double-up teams). It depends on what kind of leagues you enter, but assuming double ups, I think having two completely different teams with no overlap (or multiple with minimal lineup) is a recipe for not winning much.

    Yes, scratches will happen and it sucks when you lose because of it, but much of it is avoidable. For example, it was announced before the leagues locked that Davis was not playing, so you have to have your ear to the ground right before first tip. Yes, Harden came a bit out of nowhere (he wasn’t actually scratched, just didn’t play that much, but point taken), but for the most part, if you hear a player is a little iffy or got banged up the game/practice before and you’re nervous, just stay away from him. Players in later games will be announced start/sit later (after league lock), so if a player is iffy, you’re better off if he is in an earlier game than later.

    But hey, this is just my approach.

  • Razzle11

    Thanks guys. Sorry I was away for a few days with Thanksgiving going on and the fact that I work in retail. Im debating what route to go with the last $2 in this challenge. Almost feel like I should do either 2 H2H’s or 2 50/50s.

    I think part of my issues have been that I’ve been trying to gamble with a few of the really cheap guys and not getting a 20+ point effort out of them.

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