Question for you grinders – how do you go about mentally preparing for your daily fantasy games? Seems like a strange question, but do you think players like Saahil Sud, ehafner, csuram, etc. have a mental quality that makes them winners? Or is it just deep pockets? Seems to me like it would need to be more than that. I know its crazy, but I tend to find myself in a “rut” or on a losing streak where my general attitude – makes me expect to lose. Maybe that affects my research and thought process when choosing players. Maybe when Im winning and feeling confident Im more apt to take chances and pick a better lineup. How many time have DFS players let it get to them that they “swapped out that first baseman” two minutes before lock and he wound up having two homers? Then they look at the final score and see they “coulda taken down that GPP” had they not made the change. Thats gotta affect future decision making and overall attitude.
I guess my question is, do any of you have any rituals, or ways you stay positive? I have tried repeating positive/winning statements in my mind, I have tried envisioning exactly what I would do when I “won the milly maker” – and I’ve had some nice wins, but never a huge GPP win. (The most Ive won is $8000 in one NFL weekend) Or do you think a “state of mind” doesnt matter – there are simply “ups and downs” and players play the game on the field regardless of any DFS’ers “state of mind”?
Looking forward to any thoughts/input you may have!