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  • tgowen

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    So, I’ve become quite intrigued with the MFL10 Draft-Only leagues. I think they are a very cool concept which combines a season long aspect of fantasy sports, without the time commitment of following injuries, matchups, and lineup construction on a weekly basis.

    I also love DFS (don’t worry, this isn’t a “DFS sucks” thread)

    The two games however, are basically polar opposites. So it got me thinking about a few questions regarding which is easier, harder, more skill based, more luck based, etc. So I figured I would throw it out to you guys to see what you thought regarding these questions.

    Which do you feel is more skill based?

    Which do you feel gives a more even playing field for all contestants?

    Does one require more “game theory” based skill than the other?

    My personal opinion:
    I think DFS is more skill based in terms of needing to know more about a given sport to be successful while Draft-Only leagues may lend themselves to allowing for a more wide variety of strategies to be implemented that can be successful. As far as the playing field is concerned, I would think Draft-Only leagues are more consistently even in terms of the playing field, where DFS is dependent on the type of contest you are entered in.

    Just my thoughts, would love to hear what others may think.

  • misfit

    A far as which is more skill based I am not sure can be determined. I do feel both are very different skills in their own ways.
    Just because one does good in DFS does not mean they will be any good at all in Seasonal and vice versa. In fact, many DFS players are awful at seasonal.
    Hard to say as far as an even playing field as well.
    There are Pro’s in both Daily and Seasonal. Your odds may increase in Seasonal if the users researched opponents as much as dfs players do. However, you have seasonal Pros like me and others who playoff’d in 75% of my Cash leagues at RTS and cashed in 50% of my MFL 10’s.
    This means if you were in an MFL 10 with me, all 11 other teams combined had only a 50% chance of cashing. Not bragging about that but it is fact. Not the best of odds for some newbies. Odds can be worse than DFS in some ways but I think anyone who takes it as seriously and puts in the effort can increase those odds greatly as I have.
    As far as Game Theory goes, both take skills each unique to their type of contest but I feel are just as equal to each other.
    I really feel the things they try to bad rap about Seasonal to drive them to DFS are actually the opposite of what is being said.
    A single injury will never kill ANY of my seasonal fantasy teams yet 1 injury in dfs and your cash is gone! Multi entry GPPs allow me to not even use a strategy at all. Just enter as many lineups as i feel comfortable with. In Seasonal you have one draft only. Building as solid a roster from top to bottom is what is important. It is rounds 6 to 12 that wins championships. You have to know who and when to take them. Same type of thing as how much to pay in DFS. Just performed differently.
    I personally love Seasonal because I can dominate and see it as far easier and safer cash.
    You only have to win 1 in 10 of the MFL 10’s to break even. Even the worst players should be able to get lucky 1 in 10 times. Anything above that doubles you up or more. Not a bad deal and fairly safe cash imo.

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