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  • benstunner

    Why was this product discontinued? This was very important for tracking results.

    Are there any plans to bring this back and if not does anyone else know of any other good sites to use to track your results?

  • drewcrawford03

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    @Ross said...

    Around 10:30 on the 20th is when it completely stopped working. No file uploads would work and most users could not get past the log in screen. After our dev team took a look at it closer and realized how serious the problem was we removed it from the site at 2:45.

    It may not be gone for good but it needs quite a bit of work to get into working shape again. As of now I do not know if that is something that will happen or not, but will let you know if I hear anything.

    Appreciate the communication as always, Ross. Perhaps pass on if you get the chance that it was a very useful tool to probably more people than initially realized.

  • Ross
    @drewcrawford03 said...

    Appreciate the communication as always, Ross. Perhaps pass on if you get the chance that it was a very useful tool to probably more people than initially realized.

    Will do and thanks for the feedback.

  • benstunner

    @bhdevault said...

    Your post is a little dramatic there.

    The Analyzer has not been supported for months due to the low amount of members actually using it.

    I understand it’s something you were passionate about, I actually used it myself for a few years, but it does take time and resources to keep supporting a product and the RG team is using that time for other products that more members are spending their time using.

    I’m not being dramatic. Maybe I’m wrong and something did go wrong but it seems odd that the product just blew up overnight basically. It was one of the best tools on RG for the people who actually used it. Not my fault if some people don’t care to track their results properly.

    Also, the product wasn’t exactly the easiest thing to find. I had it bookmarked to get to it. Maybe that’s part of the reason it wasn’t so popular.

    I personally thought it should’ve been part of a pay package anyway, and if it’s fixed that’s probably the route it should go in the future.

  • Ross
    @benstunner said...

    Also, the product wasn’t exactly the easiest thing to find. I had it bookmarked to get to it. Maybe that’s part of the reason it wasn’t so popular.

    The reason it was hard to find was because we stopped most of the developmental support on it a while back. At that time we removed the links to it from the header and all of the sport menus. It was still accessible by direct link or if you had it bookmarked though.

    And yes, it did run into a major issue pretty much overnight. That is the only reason is not still available by direct link.

    I believe there are a few other decent programs like the analyzer available. RotoTracker is one I have heard good things about, but have never tried.

  • drewcrawford03

    • 2019 FanDuel FantaSea Finalist

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    Yea for sure, problem is the RG Tracker was very awesome and free. RotoTracker gets to be pretty doggone expensive for higher volume players.

  • mjsgl

    It was extremely useful to me. Even if you brought it back and made it premium, I’d probably u/g to access it. (I’m currently just a lurker 😁) And I’m pretty good with excel, including pivots, etc, but the convenience and data visualization already incorporated into the product made it an easy choice for me to simply rely on the Analyzer. Hope you do bring it back soon. Appreciate your responsiveness in this forum.

  • eisenhauert10

    It was supported on January 2nd. As I submitted a support request on that day when it was down. The RG support team got it up and running within a day.

    Also, you had to expect some backlash from this.

  • eisenhauert10

    RG has to expect a tool like that is not something that will be used everyday. I’m sure a lot of users use it weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly. It all depends on how closely people want to analyze their performance. I was more of a weekly user.

    So if anyone has a form that can be used on google sheets where you can import DraftKings CSV data I’d greatly appreciate a share! Beer money would be heading your way.

    I’m not going to pay for rototracker.

  • benstunner

    @eisenhauert10 said...

    It was supported on January 2nd. As I submitted a support request on that day when it was down. The RG support team got it up and running within a day.

    Also, you had to expect some backlash from this.

    Basically anyone who is a professional DFS player (or aspiring to be one) who knew about this product and didn’t use it was just being lazy or clueless.

    Truly was one of the best products on the site for those who used it.

    I’m just beating a dead horse at this point but I think the majority of us who used it would have no problem to have this included in a premium membership moving forward if the product becomes fixed.

  • zpruitt3

    I used it often as well, would love for RG to make a new one

  • coachspitz

    I’m not a big player, but a casual one. I have had a few moderate hits here and there and used the analyzer as recently as the new year to track my winnings/losses and see what I would be taxed on. Just wanted to pop in and say that the analyzer was a fantastic tool and I would be sad to see it go.

  • Landa501

    Yes, I noticed this too. Combine this with the fact that there have been many missing results in RG’s contest results recently. Emailed about missing results attached to player profile and still nothing done. No bueno.

  • klbruce13

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    all done for good? Why? This was hugely valuable and a great tool.

  • DuFF

    Would love see this tool return, paid or free. Most of my action is on FanDuel and I’m not an excel wizard, so it was valuable to me. It sounds like the issue is that the cost of dev time was not justified by site metrics. FWIW, I did not use the tool frequently but it was awesome when I needed it. I’d also guess that a good chunk of users did not even know about it or understand the value.

    We’d all agree that bankroll management is crucial to long-term success in DFS. Not having a tool to analyze results feels like a missing feature for pro and aspiring-pro players, especially after having that feature for a long time. I understand that the Analyzer was a free tool, but as a premium user it sucks that prices increased and then this tool went away, because it feels like I’m paying more and getting less of a complete package for my DFS needs. (Not saying that it isn’t worth the price — content + projections are great). RotoTracker is nice but I don’t want to shell out another $20 per month for something I was already getting from RG. The free version of RotoTracker is limited enough (750 entries) that it is not useful to me.

  • drewcrawford03

    • 2019 FanDuel FantaSea Finalist

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    • 2018 FanDuel WFFC Finalist

    @DuFF said...

    Would love see this tool return, paid or free. Most of my action is on FanDuel and I’m not an excel wizard, so it was valuable to me. It sounds like the issue is that the cost of dev time was not justified by site metrics. FWIW, I did not use the tool frequently but it was awesome when I needed it. I’d also guess that a good chunk of users did not even know about it or understand the value.

    We’d all agree that bankroll management is crucial to long-term success in DFS. Not having a tool to analyze results feels like a missing feature for pro and aspiring-pro players, especially after having that feature for a long time. I understand that the Analyzer was a free tool, but as a premium user it sucks that prices increased and then this tool went away, because it feels like I’m paying more and getting less of a complete package for my DFS needs. (Not saying that it isn’t worth the price — content + projections are great). RotoTracker is nice but I don’t want to shell out another $20 per month for something I was already getting from RG. The free version of RotoTracker is limited enough (750 entries) that it is not useful to me.

    Agree 100% but doesn’t seem RG cares enough about our feedback to do anything about bringing it back.

  • kilmerg

    Please bring this it back, was a great tool! Is there any other services that anyone can suggest that are similar?

  • kilmerg

    rototracker dot com

  • SmokinRam

    just giving my 2 cents; i would love to see this product back as well… I was looking for it on the site and then found this thread.

  • gridironguru99

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    Its fairly obvious that they don’t want you to see how bad you’re getting smoked and losing. When you see the compounded numbers it often doesn’t prompt you to play more lol

  • Ross
    @drewcrawford03 said...

    Agree 100% but doesn’t seem RG cares enough about our feedback to do anything about bringing it back.

    This isn’t the case. It just needs to be completely rebuilt which is a large time consuming project. Right now the current version is not a high enough quality product that we are comfortable keeping on the site. It’s barely functional and not a good experience for anyone using it :(

    The feedback from this thread and other places is what give us an idea if its something we should invest the development time in doing. The support for bringing it back in an updated version is really strong so I think there is a good chance it happens.

  • mykie824

    FYI- I also use this tool and just received my 1099 from DK so went to reference/cross check, and was very disappointed it was removed. I last used it back in ~January or so and it seemed to be working perfectly fine, disappointed to see it go

  • ValuableTrader

    Bring this back!

  • Ross21

    l

  • lvald13

    @Ross said...

    Unfortunately, the DFS Analyzer had some pretty major issues this morning and we had to take it down since it was not operable.

    As of right now we do not have of any short term plans to bring it back, but will let you know if that changes.

    It is ridiculous, we paid for something and you just take it out, im gonna ask for my money back..and dont come with that story about importing from draftkings, i want to have the wining lineups, optimal lineups, ownership…

  • bigez952

    @lvald13 said...

    It is ridiculous, we paid for something and you just take it out, im gonna ask for my money back..and dont come with that story about importing from draftkings, i want to have the wining lineups, optimal lineups, ownership…

    It was always a free tool so you never paid for it.

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