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  • cwilli9

    Hey guys, I’m fairly new into the NBA DFS slate. I’ve played casual for awhile but am looking to make a step forward. If I play on average $50 \day What formats and contests should I target on Fanduel?

    Thanks!

  • wolfjb1

    I would do single entry double-ups and single entry GPPs. Maybe some 3-entry max GPPs, too.

  • gvn2fly1421

    $50 a day invested wisely would make you a very wealthy man (or woman) over time. I can guarantee it would make more for you than DFS ever would.

  • AVivier

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    @cwilli9 said...

    Hey guys, I’m fairly new into the NBA DFS slate. I’ve played casual for awhile but am looking to make a step forward. If I play on average $50 \day What formats and contests should I target on Fanduel?

    Thanks!

    You can max enter the quarter contest for $5 a day (edit: on DraftKings). They are actually decent size tournaments with a decent first prize (around $500). That’s a good way to find out if this can be profitable for you without risking meaningful money. And a chance at a nice first prize.

    It’s a good place to find out your mistakes (because you’re human, you have them), without risking much of anything. It will also quickly cut out the excuse most new players give about good players being able to max enter.

    When you beat that, there’s the $1 20 entry. And then the 3/4 $20 entry.

    I think that’s the way to go if you’re serious. The path many take is 5 $10 entries and they’re done in a month. Also cash games are an outdated philosophy, don’t bother.

  • mambaland

    i would not play if that was my budget or i would play one $50 gpp per day

  • sirrobert6

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    @wolfjb1 said...

    I would do single entry double-ups and single entry GPPs. Maybe some 3-entry max GPPs, too.

    for anyone that’s actually curious, this is the correct answer.

    when you are starting out there are three major factors, one single entry, two low buy in, and three cash to GPP ratio.

    You want to ONLY play single entries because it reduces the amount of times a) other people having X amount of chances to beat you, and b) having to beat sharp players X amount of times. Keeping that at one to three times is the most optimal, and honestly that doesn’t really change no matter how good you get.

    There’s no reason to spend $50 on one buy in. Not only are the tournament entrants probably really good (especially better than $1, as it’s pointless for someone who can viably play a $50 to play a single entry $1-$3 buy in and win next to nothing compared to what they could win), but chances are; one you don’t beat all these really skilled people at $50, and two when you don’t, you are donezo on bankroll. Putting all your eggs into one basket like that is an instant fail in bankroll management 101. I may not be the world’s best DFS player, but that is basic stuff.

    Make sure to play more cash than GPP. This is the best way to properly build your bankroll, as you don’t need a top 20% score to cash, only a top 50%. I usually play 80/20, 80% cash, 20% GPP. Cash is consistent, GPP are picking outlier successes. Therefore, to grow stay consistent. Play 80% of your nightly slate roll in cash, single entry, low buy-in, guaranteed prize pool dbl ups (this ensures you won’t have to worry about it filling)
    side note: always put your cash card into a smaller GPP like the Daily Dollar. That way if everyone hits a ceiling you aren’t looking at a capped win where you stop being able to make money because you are already winning all the dblups.

    I do want to stress however, I DO NOT PLAY NBA. I’m not familiar with the in’s and out’s of the spending meta, but I can’t imagine it’s any different than the other DFS sports I play.

    Hope this helps, man. Good luck on your journey, hope you learn as much about yourself as you do DFS!

  • 2Slik

    Consider the rake takes ~17% (slanted but not far from the truth). You have a 1/3 chance to win 2/1. Playing out the odds of an even playing field, a deposit (and the one day of predicted winnings) are gone by the third day.

    With that being said I’ve noticed double ups rake is varying quite a bit lately. Anywhere between 10-16% which makes a big difference in ROI. Unfortunately where I see the most strategic advantage, GPP’s, there are no rake discounts and the above’s statement plays out.

    With all that being said the strategies above are the best chance of coming out ahead.

  • mambaland

    double ups are the worst…you could win 4 of 7 days and barely make any money…most will not win that often…go for the 50 dollar single entry each day

  • sirrobert6

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    Play how you want your bankroll to look like in six months time, not six hours from now.
    If you play for an hourly result, you won’t make it to a month.

  • CJtheGrump

    @gvn2fly1421 said...

    $50 a day invested wisely would make you a very wealthy man (or woman) over time. I can guarantee it would make more for you than DFS ever would.

    Hear hear!

    I’m just happy if I can keep from re-depositing for more than a month.

  • cwilli9

    I’m same way! I don’t want to risk all 50 to heavily! :) I deposited $100 and are up to $165 after 2 days. Hit big for $80 on a $5 tourney Wednesday and last night hit both my 50\50s and cashed in a couple small tourneys. Playing about $30-40 nightly in 50\50s and $20ish in GPPs.

  • Morley

    @cwilli9 said...

    I’m same way! I don’t want to risk all 50 to heavily! :) I deposited $100 and are up to $165 after 2 days. Hit big for $80 on a $5 tourney Wednesday and last night hit both my 50\50s and cashed in a couple small tourneys. Playing about $30-40 nightly in 50\50s and $20ish in GPPs.

    That’s not bankroll management, playing like that, even if you were the DFS chosen one you’d still go broke within a week

    Don’t play more than 5% your bankroll each night for daily stuff like basketball

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