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  • barro

    Dear DK,

    Please change your NHL stacking policy. It has gotten out of control lately with guys playing all players from one team but one. The trend has become so popular that it is impossible to win a GPP without a stack. Everyone knows that MLB and NHL are the only 2 DFS sports where stacking matters. yet for MLB you have a 3 team rule. Please so that same for NHL.

    Sincerely,
    Barro

    (all others that agree sign below)

  • db730

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    Hate to break it to you Barro but they don’t have anything in place to curb stacking in MLB either.

  • nymjjb

    and besides you can win without stacking

  • barro

    @db730 said…

    Hate to break it to you Barro but they don’t have anything in place to curb stacking in MLB either.

    I thought they have a 3 team rule in MLB?
    That would be fine for NHL

  • barro

    @nymjjb said…

    and besides you can win without stacking

    Early in the year is agree but in the past 2 weeks there are some new players that are heavy stackers that have been dominating.
    Look at GPP for the last 2 weeks and you will see the trend

  • FaulkIt

    No they don’t have any rules on MLB stacking. You have any links to these GPPs? It seems hard to believe anything other then a line stack with a D would win.

  • barro

    I’ll post them tmrw currently mobile

  • First

    If you don’t like stacking you can always play on one of the other sites. That’s one of the nice things about DK they allow you to stack.

    I wish more sites would give you a option to stack and least give me a choice to stack or not to stack on a given night.

  • viewfromtop

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    forgot about mlb stacking, sucks and they are definitely not changing it anytime soon. Hope there are lots of single entry options.

  • pokerrob1970

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    Meh i play much more NHL than MLB and imo stacking is a much bigger issue in MLB on DK. For NHL DK does not include +/- so unless a team scores 6 + goals and its all top 2 line or PP scoring a stack will be far from optimum.

    That said i think stacking is nothing more than sports betting and while legal goes against the spirit of the law. It saddens me that an industry leader continues to allow it. Not sure how on one hand a site can say they wish there games to be easy for season long players to grasp (thus why they include the kicker in Football) Yet at the same time allow stacking. Something that a season long player would not even conceptualize until he see’s it and says WTF is this crap?

  • First

    SS still allows stacking, Like I said before, glad to have the option. It’s just one strategy someone has to take into account when they play on one of those sites.

    I think FTD allows stacking also.

    If someone doesn’t like stacking, they can always check out DS or FD or DD those are some huge sites and I’m sure they can get as much action as needed to make up from not playing on a stacking site.

  • First

    Your still able to line stack on the other sites also. You just have to do more of a combo stack. I think they have 4 player max. Which alot of people stack lines in NHL in fact it seems pretty common.

  • barro

    @FaulkIt said…

    No they don’t have any rules on MLB stacking. You have any links to these GPPs? It seems hard to believe anything other then a line stack with a D would win.

    Ask, and ye shall receive
    https://www.draftkings.com/contest/gamecenter/380327?uc=4239118

    https://www.draftkings.com/contest/gamecenter/391076?uc=4377039
    https://www.draftkings.com/contest/gamecenter/377368?uc=4231161

  • JRobs

    DraftKings CEO

    Barro is correct that DK does have a 3-team minimum in MLB. We added it late in the season so probably not everyone remembers it.

    As for NHL, would love to hear more opinions here. I’d consider adding a 3 team minimum if the majority of people think that would improve the game.

  • pokerrob1970

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    @JRobs said…

    Barro is correct that DK does have a 3-team minimum in MLB. We added it late in the season so probably not everyone remembers it.

    As for NHL, would love to hear more opinions here. I’d consider adding a 3 team minimum if the majority of people think that would improve the game.

    If you are going to go 3 teams for NHL please set it up that the goalie position is not part of the equation. Make it that you must take forwards and defenceman from at least 3 teams.

    In fact if you did that for MLB with batters i think you would make the anti stacking coalition happy as well. ;)

  • First

    @JRobs said…

    Barro is correct that DK does have a 3-team minimum in MLB. We added it late in the season so probably not everyone remembers it.

    As for NHL, would love to hear more opinions here. I’d consider adding a 3 team minimum if the majority of people think that would improve the game.

    Seen some non stacks take down things tonight in the nhl gpp….Doesnt seem to be ton of overlaping teams with the same stacks, like in mlb. I feel things are fine how they are, but that’s my thoughts.

  • FatalError

    DraftKings Rep

    @pokerrob1970 said…

    If you are going to go 3 teams for NHL please set it up that the goalie position is not part of the equation. Make it that you must take forwards and defenceman from at least 3 teams.

    In fact if you did that for MLB with batters i think you would make the anti stacking coalition happy as well. ;)

    Interesting thought, that does sound like a potential middle ground solution for MLB and NHL that would keep both camps happy.

    I will definitely keep this in mind in the coming months as we look at that stuff. I’m not sure if getting the change to skaters only would be as easy as switching over to 3 teams but I’ll find out this week what our options are on that front.

  • MrTuttle05

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    @FatalError said…

    Interesting thought, that does sound like a potential middle ground solution for MLB and NHL that would keep both camps happy.

    I will definitely keep this in mind in the coming months as we look at that stuff. I’m not sure if getting the change to skaters only would be as easy as switching over to 3 teams but I’ll find out this week what our options are on that front.

    Thanks for responding to this thread Fatal.

    I will say that having 2 SP slots basically negates any effect the 3-team rule has in MLB. I’d love to see the 3-team rule applied to the hitters specifically, but if I’m in the minority I understand if no change is made.

  • ldmariodl28

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    Please for NHL.. 3 team rule!

  • First

    @FatalError said…

    Interesting thought, that does sound like a potential middle ground solution for MLB and NHL that would keep both camps happy.

    I will definitely keep this in mind in the coming months as we look at that stuff. I’m not sure if getting the change to skaters only would be as easy as switching over to 3 teams but I’ll find out this week what our options are on that front.

    Why don’t you guys do what fanduel does, and send out a survey to all your players? To get a better feel to what everyone would like on your site then just a few people on RG.

  • Kcannon

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    I would prefer a way to not allow stacks to. Its not that bad because in the end we can do the same things but it does get a little annoying.

  • bowens1984

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    Did sites that prevented stacking last season get much negative feedback? It sure seems like more people are against stacking than for it, to me stacking is not fantasy sports, it takes much more skill to pick the correct 3 to 4 players that do most of the scoring then to just pick the entire line up

  • Kcannon

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    @bowens1984 said…

    Did sites that prevented stacking last season get much negative feedback? It sure seems like more people are against stacking than for it, to me stacking is not fantasy sports, it takes much more skill to pick the correct 3 to 4 players that do most of the scoring then to just pick the entire line up

    Yea that is kind of how I feel about it to. It just gets a little annoying cuz there are 2-3 guys who just stack about 6-8 teams so its just kind of laughable at some points.

  • pokerrob1970

    DraftDay BLB Finalist

    @FatalError said…

    Interesting thought, that does sound like a potential middle ground solution for MLB and NHL that would keep both camps happy.

    I will definitely keep this in mind in the coming months as we look at that stuff. I’m not sure if getting the change to skaters only would be as easy as switching over to 3 teams but I’ll find out this week what our options are on that front.

    I know you can’t please everyone but its great that you are willing to look at the suggestion.

  • Putz

    Anyone have stats on on the # of stacks that win GPPs vs. the number of non-stacks that win?

  • barro

    @First said…

    Seen some non stacks take down things tonight in the nhl gpp….Doesnt seem to be ton of overlaping teams with the same stacks, like in mlb. I feel things are fine how they are, but that’s my thoughts.

    The reason you dont have a ton of overlapping stacks is cause the GPP pools arent the size of MLB games.
    Standard DK NHL GPPs are 25 for $27 and 70 for $11.

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