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  • lineupofpeace

    Just got an e-mail about this. Also giving players multiple position eligibility.

  • peachfuzz

    • Blogger of the Month

    @scsa1998 said...

    No chance. NBA does not care about DFS.

    Adam Silver wants to integrate DFS, and fantasy sports further into the NBA. There are plenty of reports on this including a whole ESPN interview/article about his position last year.

  • navyynick

    People with no life? I have two children and still find a way to check lineups before tip, smh. This is the reason draftkings is changing, from lazy people like this.

  • peachfuzz

    • Blogger of the Month

    @scsa1998 said...

    I should rephrased it, the coaches don’t care.

    Coaches wouldn’t have a choice if they were required to release lineups at a certain time.

    I still doubt the NBA will change that rule though.

  • dragon1952

    Horrible rule change as far as the late swaps. Seriously, this is supposed to be an enhancement because we now don’t have to watch for breaking news? Well surprise, surprise…. we had that choice already as long as we didn’t care if one of our guys was a late scratch. All this does is help those whiners who don’t want to put in the time and hard work but then complain when they can’t compete.

  • lloydjv1

    @Olhausen said...

    I can’t wait for next baseball season. I’m sure by then DK will be down to 4 man stack limits and no late swapping. It’s to bad we don’t have another big site to choose from. Oh wait we have fan duel who already does that.

    To take that a step further, if it hasn’t already been mentioned, on the Monday-Thurs NFL slate, who really knew at the beginning of the week Semian would be making the start tonight for Denver?? What if it were locked out after start of game Monday and you had tons of eggs in Lynch’s basket?

    I know we’re talking NBA specifically here, but something like that could totally devastate your LU’s and lose you up to thousands of dollars depending upon your investment. It’s so pronounced right now, but wait until playoff time rolls around in the NBA. Now that could be an interesting ride. Just my .02 cents.

  • mellofellowsu

    @billholler said...

    You must not play much. Kawhi Leonard decided to take a day off for rest well after the early locks. I had a full stack on the all day slate and thankfully saw it just in time to change him out. With an early lock, I would have just been completely screwed. This will happen many times this year and drive away players.

    People are overstating how often late scratches of fantasy-relevant players actually occur. Something that may affect you two days out of the season is enough to make you quit?

    I think the multi-position eligibility facet being introduced brings a far greater edge that late swap did.

  • Petergunz82

    @scsa1998 said...

    I should rephrased it, the coaches don’t care.

    True. Unless they get pressure from the GMs to release the lineup early

  • billholler

    @lloydjv1 said...

    To take that a step further, if it hasn’t already been mentioned, on the Monday-Thurs NFL slate, who really knew at the beginning of the week Semian would be making the start tonight for Denver?? What if it were locked out after start of game Monday and you had tons of eggs in Lynch’s basket?

    Bad example. Simien was already the expected starter but I think we all understand the point.

  • Petergunz82

    @dragon1952 said...

    Horrible rule change as far as the late swaps. Seriously, this is supposed to be an enhancement because we now don’t have to watch for breaking news? Well surprise, surprise…. we had that choice already as long as we didn’t care if one of our guys was a late scratch. All this does is help those whiners who don’t want to put in the time and hard work but then complain when they can’t compete.

    Vehemently agree

  • mccoolio

    @Lathum said...

    Probably because casual players with “no time” to monitor news make up the majority of there customer base. Every person who has commented on this thread could never play on DK again and it wouldn’t register as a blip on their radar.

    The guy who throws a lineup together on lunch, double checks it while at a red light on his phone on the way home from work then has dinner with his family outnumber guys like you 500-1.

    Yeah, but “guys like us” probably output his entry fees and lineups 500-1

  • billholler

    @mellofellowsu said...

    Something that may affect you two days out of the season is enough to make you quit?

    If it affects me once, that is one time too many and would be a non-issue with late swap.

  • billholler

    It seems that the people defending this move are the ones that only play 1-5 lineups a night and don’t care too much if they lose $3.

  • lloydjv1

    @navyynick said...

    People with no life? I have two children and still find a way to check lineups before tip, smh. This is the reason draftkings is changing, from lazy people like this.

    Right there with you, man. I also commute 50 miles from work to home each day and if need be, I will pull over and make sure I make my late swaps when I see an alert pop up. There’s nothing worse than having a big goose egg beside your player’s name because you didn’t make a swap when you had a chance.

  • Cocomilk

    @mellofellowsu said...

    People are overstating how often late scratches of fantasy-relevant players actually occur. Something that may affect you two days out of the season is enough to make you quit?

    I think the multi-position eligibility facet being introduced brings a far greater edge that late swap did.

    Somebody else posted something to this effect but if the importance of late scratches is being overstated than why change it in the first place??

  • jimfred82

    • Blogger of the Month

    @mellofellowsu said...

    People are overstating how often late scratches of fantasy-relevant players actually occur.

    Agreed. I’ve played almost nightly for the last seasons, and less than 2% of my 500(ish) night sample size have been goose-egged by unpredictable scratches. General rule of thumb: If a player gets knocked out of practice or the game the day before and there hasn’t been any news, I stay away, especially if they’re in a small news market. It sucks when you get goosegged but, when you dodge them, it often makes you money, too.

  • mellofellowsu

    Don’t know that I’m defending it. I’m neutral on it because I play on FD predominately anyway. Last NBA season I made between 50-150 ($1) LUs on any given night, usually only play slate of 6 games or more. Late scratches burned me two, maybe three times the entire season.

    Level headed folks understand that the industry is bigger than just the hardcore DFSers that post on RG. The industry is bound to change and those changes will frequently draw the ire of the hardcore DFSers. Change is necessary though. Really the only thing you can do about it is not play, or adapt.

  • wolfjb1

    I think it’s great.

    I can see why people hate seeing a zero in their lineup, but we talk all the time on RG about catering to the players who aren’t sharks. This does that.

  • Dmurphy104

    • Blogger of the Month

    Late scratches helped me more than they hurt me. When the 30% owned player gets scratched and you don’t have him, you are gold. That will happen more often than having the player you have high exposure to, get scratched. Also if you gravitate towards the earlier games, you can be at an advantage vs. the players that play everything later and don’t consider the chances for a late scratch.

  • jimfred82

    • Blogger of the Month

    @Cocomilk said...

    Somebody else posted something to this effect but if the importance of late scratches is being overstated than why change it in the first place??

    I would guess the theory of people being glued to their computers/phones all night long versus casual people who set-it-and-forget-it could sway new people away if they’re the “set-and-forget” type. Playing on DK was more stressful for me because, every time I got an RG lineup alert after lineup lock time, I had to sneak into the bathroom and hope I didn’t have to make lineup changes, which led to more than a few arguments with the missus when I was taking six “poops” per night…

  • slcseas

    Using the logic in this thread, Fanduel would have been out of business years ago because they didn’t have late swap and all customers, pros and casual players alike, will flock to late swap.

    No money has ever been won without late swap. My dad late swapped, his dad late swapped, his dad’s dad late swapped before him. It’s the fabric upon which this nation is built, and without it society as we know it will cease to exist. Late swap is more important than life itself.

  • dude_abides7

    @sjs1890 said...

    Also why is a DK rep now allowed to post on this topic but not other important topics regarding syndicate play and colluding?

    I found this interesting as well.

  • billholler

    @mellofellowsu said...

    Level headed folks understand that the industry is bigger than just the hardcore DFSers that post on RG. The industry is bound to change and those changes will frequently draw the ire of the hardcore DFSers. Change is necessary though. Really the only thing you can do about it is not play, or adapt.

    I guess you’re missing the point. No valid reason has been presented for this change.

  • EJOne

    It isn’t about just avoiding a 0. A lot of times, it is adding the near minimum replacement starter to upgrading to Westbrook, Curry or Boogie.

    Which is a huge advantage.

  • jdtrey

    @billholler said...

    I guess you’re missing the point. No valid reason has been presented for this change.

    What is it with you MME guys thinking that the site owes you any kind of explanation?

  • Scital86

    I personally love this. Being forced to play DK because I stay in Texas. Loved FD only because it locked and you don’t have to be glued to my laptop or android – as they said, we can actually enjoy the games. +1 for DK

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