9/7/16 Update: DraftKings lineups can now calculate player exposure based on total entries or unique lineups, just like on FanDuel. It even works in the UK now! If you already have the DraftKings Chrome extension enabled, it should update automatically. If not you can reload the extension (see instructions below). Version 1.2 is the current DK Chrome version. The extensions are still going through the approval process for Firefox users.
With football right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to check out some RotoGrinders tools called, “browser extensions.” Extensions are small pieces of software that you add to Chrome or Firefox. The extensions offered by RotoGrinders work on FanDuel and DraftKings. Here’s what they do:
Margin & Overlay
The site margin extension calculates the dollar amount that the DFS site collects for running each contest, displayed as a percentage of entry fees.
The overlay feature displays the difference between the amount of buy-ins and the prize amount guaranteed by FanDuel or DraftKings. Overlay can be displayed as a dollar amount and/or a percentage.
These calculations are not available for contests that include ticket prizes, and overlay is only shown for the contests that are guaranteed to run.
On the ‘My Lineups’ page in DraftKings, and under the ‘Upcoming’ and ‘Live’ tabs in FanDuel, you can now see your ownership exposure to an individual player across all of your lineups.
For more details about installing the extensions and a demonstration of how they work, check out these short videos:
Any of these options can be enabled or disabled at any time by going to chrome://extensions and clicking on the ‘Options’ link underneath the ‘RotoGrinders – FanDuel Tools’ or ‘RotoGrinders – DraftKings Tools’ extension.
If you already have the ‘Rotogrinders – FanDuel Tools’ extensions enabled in Chrome, the latest version is 3.2 for FanDuel and 1.2 for DraftKings (as of 9/7/16). You can check what version you’re running by going to chrome://extensions. Click the ‘Reload’ button if you aren’t up-to-date and the extension should update with the new features.
The Firefox updates for DK is here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/rotogrinders-draftkings-tools/
If you have any questions or trouble, please let me know.