Leave the host alone!!!! You're lucky they even perform for you bastard!!!
So I’ve been hearing people bitch about the host of the shows picks. Granted, it is a two way street depending how they do that particular day. Nevertheless, don’t bitch if they like someone and that player didn’t pan out the way you expected. It’s one thing if you were paying for their services and they were losing you money, but no one is. Hearing people bitch is as annoying to me as that guy who is jogging and runs in place till the light changes for him to cross.
Now I have to admit I was very pissed because I changed my picks a few times this NFL season due to a certain Sunday morning host. He told everyone that he didn’t like Lynch and wasn’t rostering him anywhere and I pulled Lynch out of my LU just for him to score twice and rush 100 plus. It happened time and time again to the point I was between two running backs and played the opposite of his pick and won a small GPP that day. Still, after thinking about for a while I found that I was more pissed at myself than the host and here is why.
In DFS we all feel a certain way about players and if you are like me you want justification to sit or play someone. Well truth be told, if you dig deep enough you will find someone somewhere who agrees/disagrees with you. I think there was something inside me that really didn’t want to take Lynch that day and since the host didn’t like him that was all the reason I needed to pull him out. Then if it was a bad move it wasn’t my fault, rather the host for his shitty advise. Sometimes, a host will like a guy so I plug him in and he does amazing. But most of us don’t give credit where it’s due, rather we pat ourselves on the back because it was us who took the time to tune in to the show that day.
I admit I took Keenum a few times and he killed me. The rotogrinder host didn’t really like him but I kept searching and found some people on some lame ass sites I never heard of that did like him so I took him. That was all on me and I paid for it.
The rotogrinders shows have come a long way. There was a time in baseball season (back when there was 100 viewers) where certain host liked all the players then were patting themselves of the back when they did well. I remember a one day I just couldn’t decide on a first baseman and the two host loved almost all of them. I was so pissed because it reminded me of that loser in the office who fills out ten brackets in march and brags about the one good one. But now they are telling you who they don’t like and giving you THEIR reasons why.
Nothing but props for putting their thoughts and opinions out there. Read the top of the grind down articles from Notorious. He has a disclaimer that “it’s up to you to decipher who to play”. I know grinders hate the idea of putting in their own work and I really hate the fact that fanduel and other sites show LU’s before games tip off because of that. I found out on the rotogrinder chat that people are taking condia’s LU when there is one morning game on Saturday and using it for the evening games. Really?! I’m not sure what’s more pathetic, plagiarizing his LU or telling people that you are. Also do you get pissed at condia if you lose?
Finally, just do what I do. Pretend if you were the host and give your own reasons for playing someone. Stick to your gut and if you’re really sold on a player, don’t swap him out regardless of what other people are doing. sometimes its good to zig when others zag.
On a side note, I also think it’s pathetic that there are sites now where you can pay them and they give you a LU that day. Just like those turds who have “the game of the century” on the local radio. Kind of shows you how big this industry is getting though.
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