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  • dan72

    I have always been against the DK Pro concept where someone is paid by DK for analysis or to promote their product yet they play on the site. I realize that they are NOT employees and have no access to any information. Still if DFS wants to grow and have credibility this concept needs to end. I know they are not cheating but it’s about perception. And someone get paid by the site playing on the site is AWFUL perception. If this does not end the next time a DK Pro takes down a big win on DK it will be the next big scandal. Thoughts?

  • lpk8787

    • 2016 DraftKings FBBWC Finalist

    • 2015 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    @ohiostate241 said...

    To me get rid of it, there is very little need to have it.

    There is very little need/value from having a DK pro, so why even bother having them? Just avoid the potential controversy and get rid of them.

  • dan72

    @btwice80 said...

    None of that has anything to do with this thread. Let me be clear: I do not think DK Pros or playbook writers have an advantage through their affiliation. In a perfect world where the general public and lawmakers understood how DFS works, I think these arrangements would be perfectly fine. But we don’t live in that world. DK just put out a statement banning employees of any DFS site from playing. Right at the top of Levitan’s Twitter it says “DraftKings analyst.” It doesn’t really matter that he’s technically not an employee; it only matters that it’s another potential media shitstorm. I’m a huge Levitan fan and wish it hadn’t come to this, but at this point I think a clear line needs to be drawn between those earning compensation from DK for content or promotions or whatever else, and those playing in their contests.

    +1

  • phillygamecox

    @btwice80 said...

    None of that has anything to do with this thread. Let me be clear: I do not think DK Pros or playbook writers have an advantage through their affiliation. In a perfect world where the general public and lawmakers understood how DFS works, I think these arrangements would be perfectly fine. But we don’t live in that world. DK just put out a statement banning employees of any DFS site from playing. Right at the top of Levitan’s Twitter it says “DraftKings analyst.” It doesn’t really matter that he’s technically not an employee; it only matters that it’s another potential media shitstorm. I’m a huge Levitan fan and wish it hadn’t come to this, but at this point I think a clear line needs to be drawn between those earning compensation from DK for content or promotions or whatever else, and those playing in their contests.

    couldn’t agree more here. I think it’s unfortunate, but the media will take hold of anything they can and will be looking for any correlation with players attached to a site(jn any way), and any potential success they may have will be open to debate.

    On a side note, interesting topic and angle for the newest DK playbook article:)
    http://playbook.draftkings.com/nfl/daily-fantasy-sports-secrets/

  • mrchuffy

    Fanduel insider and the DK playbook need to go away, the sites should focus on providing the best games possible not the best content. I think the sites should sponsor players and not call them DK Pros, it can come off poorly when people don’t understand it.

    If DK and FD want to provide content do it through a 3rd party website like rotogrinders no reason they need to produce the content themselves with people on their payroll.

  • dude_abides7

    “Pros” are not the issue. Most of them live within the circle of rules and regulations the sites put in place. The issue is with the sites and their lack of transparency and their obvious eagerness to cater to the small subset of users that push volume in the contests. (fastest methods to financial growth model)

    The “pros” are eating the T-bone steak the sites have been more than willing to force feed them. They have the stomach (bankroll) to support the feeding frenzy, so they do. Why wouldn’t they?

  • 100rings

    I remember the days when FanDuel only had their little short tutorial video on how to create a lineup, we need to go back to this. The sites need to operate the sites and let people like rotogrinders provide content. We do not need emails stating what QB to play that night, people need to figure that out on their own thats what makes this a game of “skill” right?

  • fantasy144123

    Looking forward to reading another 200 page thread when a “Pro,” who receives privileges undisclosed to the public, wins over a million dollars in a live final on DK. Anyone who thinks these “Pros” don’t disclose their lineup information among themselves (and other non “Pros”) is blind.

  • BobGrinder

    @Bschneidewind said...

    Anyone compensated by a DFS site should not be allowed to play on any DFS sites – simple as that.

    So I take it none of you complaining are giving out your referral links right?

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