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  • jlowery73

    2012 DDC Main Event Champion

    • 2014 FAFC Finalist

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      2015 FACFC Finalist

    I like many was thrilled when CFB came back but I have to say the last couple weeks that the slates have been lackluster at best. Last week, the most entertaining game of the week (TT vs Houston) wasn’t even involved in the afternoon slate at DK, which only had like 4 or 5 games on it! That game only was available in Showdown…ugh.

    I saw people complaining about the 16 game slate the first Saturday being too much and I have to completely disagree with this. This creates a lot more variance, and we all had to do a ton of researching in a short amount of time because CFB had JUST came back.

    Now all I see is 10 games or less on the Main slates and very heavily owned players as a result. Half the games are usually a blowout or low scoring so everyone is focusing on like 2 or 3 games for the majority of their lineups. Let’s create some more variance!

    I am well aware most conference play hasn’t started but going into next week I hope we can come up with 13-15 game slates at least. How hard would it be to come up with a Main slate (games starting between 12-5 ET) and Night slate (games starting at 6 or after)?

    And for everyone complaining about too many games…I cringe at this. DFS has became so watered down anymore that players literally have no idea how to set a lineup on their own (for the most part). The “skill” factor in this is getting lower and lower and it’s tough to swallow as a DFS veteran.

    This “rant” has nothing to do with the prize pools…I think they will go up in time but IMO we have to make interesting enough slates so that guys will be interested more then just throwing in a quick lineup or two.

    Please add more games to the CFB slates going forward. Thank you for your time.

  • infinite420

    I second this motion. What I loved about CFB DFS 3+ years ago was the fact there could be up to 30 games on a slate. I do love the fact that there is pretty much no free CFB content anywhere on the internet, so even with the smaller slates people have to either pay for advice or use their own intuition.

  • TheRyanFlaherty

    16 games felt a bit overwhelming for me, but that was due to it being week 1 and there being far less information available for CFB.
    There certainly is an advantage to that, as it allows you a chance to actually find/get an edge, but it’s also a lot of research and guess work that first Saturday. I’ll be far more receptive to that kind of slate once things stabilize a bit, when you get conference games and I have a better knowledge of teams and matchups, etc.
    So I wonder if that was the case for anyone else that may have been complaining about those initial slates?

    Either way, I still would agree and rather they err toward larger sales and providing more options than continually dumbing things down, unfortunately though most everything these sites seem to do would indicate they are interested (or it’s proven more profitable) in the latter.

  • lggarruto

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    I stopped after week 1 due to the smaller prize pools. Week 1 I had a great finish too.

  • nickfromcwe

    I am fine with them decreasing prize pools until they hit a point where they are getting filled and they can work upward from there. I have seen the results when they have massive overlay (CFL) for a few weeks and just punt the rest of the season.

    In regards to the games, I would agree. I think a sweet spot is 12-16 games. I really liked when they would have games with Western Kentucky or Old Dominion in there and you actually have to know something about the smaller conferences to really gain an edge.

    More or less, I have given the sites a hall pass for 2018, assuming that this was quickly put together. I am hoping that next year they plan things out a little better, work their attorneys to get amateur sports accepted in more states (Ohio would be a great starting point IMO) and put together slates that mirror what we saw the last time CFB DFS was around. As someone said above, it was insane that HOU/TTU was only a showdown slate and not on one of the others.

  • kantiger77

    I like the smaller slates, but don’t have any problem with them offering bigger ones too. I like slates with 3-5 games only – they are my favorite. What I would love to see is more games offered, period – conference slates, large slates, etc. They could make it really fun. So I agree in the sense the offering is overall pretty limited, but I don’t think it has to be either/or. 12-16 games is way too much for me, but I totally get that’s what some folks love. So offer both!

  • shaferj

    @nickfromcwe said...

    I am fine with them decreasing prize pools until they hit a point where they are getting filled and they can work upward from there. I have seen the results when they have massive overlay (CFL) for a few weeks and just punt the rest of the season.

    In regards to the games, I would agree. I think a sweet spot is 12-16 games. I really liked when they would have games with Western Kentucky or Old Dominion in there and you actually have to know something about the smaller conferences to really gain an edge.

    More or less, I have given the sites a hall pass for 2018, assuming that this was quickly put together. I am hoping that next year they plan things out a little better, work their attorneys to get amateur sports accepted in more states (Ohio would be a great starting point IMO) and put together slates that mirror what we saw the last time CFB DFS was around. As someone said above, it was insane that HOU/TTU was only a showdown slate and not on one of the others.

    I won my first GPP with nothing but a CUSA lineup back when they had good slates.

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