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  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Hi everyone, we wanted to let you know that today college sports returned to DraftKings DFS, in select states. The initial CFB contests were posted to the main lobby a few moments ago, here

    Where can you play? See the full list of eligible states, as well as other contest information here

    Because regulations differ from state to state, please note that DFS contests will be live and viewable in the lobby for all, but users in prohibited states won’t be able to participate. You will see a pop-notification if you are in a restricted state.

    There has been ongoing demand from the player community for the return of college sports contests and we are happy to be able to share this news with you. If you have any questions, we’ll do our best to answer or clarify here.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • crazylox2001

    I’d still love to know why it’s banned in Mississippi , I can go put money on cfb now but dfs not not allowed lol

  • JENSGT

    Confirmed that you can reserve a spot while in a legal state and enter a lineup/edit in a banned state. I drove home from Ohio to Maryland yesterday and reserved myself a CFB GPP spot while in WVa.

  • mtdurham

    @bhdevault said...

    While as a grinder, I agree.. I wonder how many common players out there are thinking, “Hmm.. I wonder what I’ll get for 11th place!” when they are looking at the new shiny CFB contests on their phones.

    I agree with you they arent thinking “Hmm i wonder what ill get for 11th place” when they initially enter… but the 1st time you are in the mix with a really good lineup in one of these type deals and realize that even finishing 11th one day will never, ever, ever, ever mmake you even for the thousands of dollars you’ve been lighting on fire for months or years… it’s not something thaat leaves a good taste in your mouth…

    and ultimately… it will absolutely discourage even non “grinders” from playing anywhewre near as much volume IMO

  • Trappist1

    @mtdurham said...

    I agree with you they arent thinking “Hmm i wonder what ill get for 11th place” when they initially enter… but the 1st time you are in the mix with a really good lineup in one of these type deals and realize that even finishing 11th one day will never, ever, ever, ever mmake you even for the thousands of dollars you’ve been lighting on fire for months or years… it’s not something thaat leaves a good taste in your mouth…

    and ultimately… it will absolutely discourage even non “grinders” from playing anywhewre near as much volume IMO

    So so true, the tournaments for the most part might as well be called winner takes all. Finishing 11th and beating 99.9% of the field and one might be lucky to break even to cover the buy-in fees. Also for me having too many sports leaves one stretched thin, best to focus one daily sport and one or two weekly sports. Quality home work over quantity anytime.

  • mtdurham

    @Trappist1 said...

    So so true, the tournaments for the most part might as well be called winner takes all. Finishing 11th and beating 99.9% of the field and one might be lucky to break even to cover the buy-in fees. Also for me having too many sports leaves one stretched thin, best to focus one daily sport and one or two weekly sports. Quality home work over quantity anytime.

    I would just use the Milly maker as an example… for PGA …the first time i played i maxed it out… 150 lineups for $3k… this was the US OPen this year…. i did really well selecting golfers overall esp because i was 2x the field on brooks koepka the winner of the event….

    So the whole time during the event im looking tat the list of names doing well and they are for the most part guys i own… and im looking at my winnings to see im “winning” $1,300 or $1,700 or whatever during the event.. i think i ultimately cashed out about $2,400… after being 2x the field the winner of the event… and the whole time ive got entries in the top 100, 200, 500, etc… and realizing they’re payouts are TERRIBLE… $120 here, $80 there, $30 for a bunch of mincashes…. i cashed 40 of 150 enntries and lost huge…

    Well now i still play the milly maker but i only throw 5-10 entries in instead of 150… bc i realize how nuts it is..

    And i get its the MILLY MAKER and thats fine to have a few majors and all like that…. but when you’re talking about similar payout structures on a tuesday night baseball slate or the Wyndham Classic in Greensboro, NC? THats where i draw the line…

    ANd i know for a fact im not the only person who prefers to play high volume or just casually who feels the same… again im not really griping about the payouts… i just adjust my entries and strategy around them…. and i can certainly tell you it leads to significantly less entries from me on a daily basis in all sports…

    Its incredibly hard to win a GPP and the very top players make up a giant proportion of those #1 finishes… so i feel like its def not good for grinders, casuals, the ecosystem, or Draftkings… but i could be wrong. i just dont think i am

  • mtdurham

    @100rings said...

    MtDurham You can make fun of Peasant Power all you want but the pricing is tight. I love college football and know every team every player and it is tight, enough said. He is right the 2 or 3 friends I called up last night that are casual college football fans wouldnt make a team because they couldnt make one with players they know. Doesnt have to be heisman candidates, but has to be people they know. Keep up making fun of people on a message board though, builds character.

    Maybe you are correct idk.

    Heres my stance on initial CFB pricing….

    I dont follow CFB im an NFL fan but i will play some for fun. SHowdown mode looks fun bc i enjoy showdown slates bc i can research 2 teams and come up with a strategy and set several lineups in a few minutes. Showdown is more an exercise in game theory, gamescript understanding, and a tiny bit of team knowledge rather than being a computer spreadsheet savant.

    Now i look at the 16 game slate and the first thing that pops up is that there are like 15 running backs for michiganm to choose from…. wtf…. there is no way you’ll catch me playing a slate like that bc im gonna be thoroughly upset that i picked a RB who isnt going to hit the field that evening…. or that htere was a $3k 3rd string guy who came in and ran for 220 yards and 3 TD and broke the slate and i didnt read the newspapers in boise to know they planned to use him in the 2nd half if they got up 6 touchdowns against West Montana State…

    In showdown i think the lineups should allow for megasleepers..thats how you differentiate and thats how you avoid 150 way ties… kinda like playing Javale Mcgee in the NBA finals won me a lot of money…

    But thats the NBA finals… this is 43 game Saturday slate?? Not interested in doing that kind of “research” on every teams third team RB… it should for the most part be starters only with exceptions (shared QB situations, teams with two 1,000 yard backs, start 3-4 Wideouts, etc)

  • kantiger77

    Would love to see smaller 5 or 6 game slates intermixed with the larger ones. Conference slates later on would be great too.

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