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  • JonBales

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    Most DFS players realize that cash-game players can be far more aggressive than GPP players with the percentage of their bankroll they have in play each night. That’s obviously related to the lowered variance in H2Hs and 50/50s versus tournaments.

    A similar concept I think most overlook is that your style of play – particularly as a GPP player – also should affect the risk you take on. I personally use a contrarian strategy in all sports – especially MLB – that means I’m often trying to put myself in position to benefit from low-frequency events (like the Cardinals going off), whereas a chalk GPP player tries to benefit from more common occurrences (like lots of runs at Coors). My goals as a contrarian player – to maximize the chances of winning a tournament over just cashing – means I have a more volatile bankroll than a chalk GPP player.

    The idea is there’s no one-size-fits-all bankroll plan, even after you control for how much of your action is split up among the cash/GPP dichotomy. Even though I’m more contrarian than most in DFS, perhaps one of the biggest knocks against the approach is you need to take a more conservative approach to bankroll management to reduce your risk of ruin.

  • L3gOnD

    This is my biggest struggle, knowing what % of my BR to play a night/slate. I began this NBA season with virtually no money and have been able to increase it to a nice sized bankroll via some 0.25 Arcade wins and an And-One win along with other high finishes and consistent cashes. I would love to play cash and H2H but decided to stop as my ROI was highest in GPPs. Each night I wonder if I am giving up profits by playing a low % of my BR but obviously BRM is key to being successful and limiting ROR.
    I began playing around 7-10% per night/slate and as I have gone to GPP only and the BR has increased, I now play between 2-4.5% per night/slate. It is hard to dial in on where I should be. Like you said, style of play matters. I am a multi-entry player so I am able to diversify and take on more risk via a higher % of my BR played per slate, but it is hard to know what that % should be. I definitely would love to know what some of the top players’ % of BR is per slate for multi entry GPPs, H2H, and other cash games separate of one another.

  • JonBales

    RotoAcademy Lead Instructor

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    @L3gOnD said...

    I began playing around 7-10% per night/slate and as I have gone to GPP only and the BR has increased, I now play between 2-4.5% per night/slate. It is hard to dial in on where I should be.

    I think 7-10% is way too high playing only GPPs. 2-4.5% might even be too high, depending how you play, what types of tournaments you’re entering, etc. I actually play only around 1-2% of my bankroll in all sports except NFL because there tends to be much more variance in my results than a cash or even typical GPP player.

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