Hey there everybody! I’m Eric Crain, one of the Rotogrinders hosts and a professional DFS player. I go by the handle ‘jakz101’ on all DFS sites and am ranked in the top-25 overall. The good people at Rotogrinders have asked me to do an AMA, I assume because more interesting people weren’t available.
Some basic info about me:
-I started working at Rotogrinders in Feb of 2016
-I started playing DFS professionally in September of 2015. Before that I was a professional poker player for 10.5 years.
-I attended 4 different colleges, earning nothing more than an Associates degree and a masters in poker.
-I’m an avid St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Cardinals, and Southern Illinois Salukis fan.
-I grew up in Southern Illinois and have lived in St. Louis, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City while also traveling around the country playing poker.
-My wife and I recently celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary. Against all odds, she hasn’t killed me yet.
-I play mostly GPPs, though I’m starting to dabble more in cash games.
-I’ve qualified 5 entries in 3 different live finals. In the 2015 Draftkings NFL live final I earned the honor of getting last place. Go me.
-I was easily the most likely to get injured during the Fanduel NFL Combine at the 2015 live final.
Anyways, feel free to fire in those QQs and I’ll do my best to answer them throughout the week. Let’s have some fun!
- Last Updated 5 years ago