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  • ripking

    Does anyone play these? Is there any way to watch? Is there an edge? I’ve been playing the last couple of days and have min cashed for 25 cents.

  • ifthethunder

    I’ve been playing, because free. And something to do.

    It looks like using what happened in the last month or two of the season is worse than useless. I tried it, but I think their simulations are based on season-long statistics. So now I’m trying that instead.
    ~

  • leib0039

    I mean I am going to sound a bit like a jerk here ha but honestly this is why im not playing, because people will win who legitimately have 0 idea what the rules are or how to play will win money. All they do is take every game played by player that year, randomly draw a number and whatever number they pick thats the game that player gets stats from. So Kawhi game 12, Kyrie game 6, Gobert game 52. Theres no game to watch, theres no recency bias, theres no match-up. There is 100% strategy to it, but its also blind luck so knowing the rules or not having any idea what so ever will not mean much in a contest with like 100 winners and 50k entries.

  • 866

    I won the OKC/HOU Yesterday. Said 159-130 OKC. LOL

  • FrancisBooth

    Clearly simulations don’t have dfs buzz words in their vocabulary

  • leib0039

    Yes, it shows the total points scored for all the players for their selected games, so if they have 15 players maybe they picked a game lebron had 45 and a game davis had 48 its not the same game so they just total them, it is NOT a simulated e-game. Its just closing your eyes and picking a box score.

  • thedude404

    • 2015 FanDuel NBA Playboy Mansion Finalist

    @leib0039 said...

    I mean I am going to sound a bit like a jerk here ha but honestly this is why im not playing, because people will win who legitimately have 0 idea what the rules are or how to play will win money. All they do is take every game played by player that year, randomly draw a number and whatever number they pick thats the game that player gets stats from. So Kawhi game 12, Kyrie game 6, Gobert game 52. Theres no game to watch, theres no recency bias, theres no match-up. There is 100% strategy to it, but its also blind luck so knowing the rules or not having any idea what so ever will not mean much in a contest with like 100 winners and 50k entries.

    It’s free……..

  • leib0039

    I hate losing to people who have no concept of how to play that much ha

  • FantasySultan

    is DK a free game or buy in?

  • ifthethunder

    @FantasySultan said...

    is DK a free game or buy in?

    Free.

    P.S. “TOR 132 LAC 150”

    Of course. Obvious!
    ~

  • theIrrigator

    • Ranked #91

      RG Tiered Ranking

    @leib0039 said...

    I mean I am going to sound a bit like a jerk here ha but honestly this is why im not playing, because people will win who legitimately have 0 idea what the rules are or how to play will win money. All they do is take every game played by player that year, randomly draw a number and whatever number they pick thats the game that player gets stats from. So Kawhi game 12, Kyrie game 6, Gobert game 52. Theres no game to watch, theres no recency bias, theres no match-up. There is 100% strategy to it, but its also blind luck so knowing the rules or not having any idea what so ever will not mean much in a contest with like 100 winners and 50k entries.

    Isnt that how the Lotto works? That’s what this is. Each player is basically a number with a number inside it

    DK and FD probably have one of this and employees get to take turns drawing numbers

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    We are in the process of evaluating alternative scoring methods for simulated games. More on this to come soon.

    If you haven’t heard already, we’re excited to announce the launch of CS:GO DFS today! Check out our newest contest offerings: https://www.draftkings.com/lobby#/CS:GO. If you want to learn how to play CS:GO, check out our new Counter Strike: Global Offensive playbook at https://www.draftkings.com/playbook/strategy/csgo-counter-strike-global-offensive-play-id3000038

    And don’t forget to join our #DKRally to raise money for the United Way’s Covid-19 Relief effort. Learn more at http://draftKings.com/dkrally

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • infantryboys

    I won 2 bucks yesterday in NFL sim. It’s free, something to do and keeps your mind off everything going on in the world for a little bit.

  • TheDataDetective

    • Blogger of the Month

    I love these sims…they are way better than not playing at all. Also, despite the random mechanism by which player scores are chosen, there is in fact a bit of strategy. Some players have higher volatility than others, etc.

  • leib0039

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    We are in the process of evaluating alternative scoring methods for simulated games. More on this to come soon.

    If you haven’t heard already, we’re excited to announce the launch of CS:GO DFS today! Check out our newest contest offerings: https://www.draftkings.com/lobby#/CS:GO. If you want to learn how to play CS:GO, check out our new Counter Strike: Global Offensive playbook at https://www.draftkings.com/playbook/strategy/csgo-counter-strike-global-offensive-play-id3000038

    And don’t forget to join our #DKRally to raise money for the United Way’s Covid-19 Relief effort. Learn more at http://draftKings.com/dkrally

    - DraftKings Community Team

    DK is there a reason you do not have these as paid contests yet? Was not sure if they were deemed “illegal” under the DFS scope or not. Would love to have some $$ contests.

  • snellman

    These have been somewhat enjoyable to play beings I can’t play LOL in Iowa. With that said, I am about as good at these as I am in regular GPPs. I cant seem to figure out the correct strategy to use.

  • ifthethunder

    @snellman said...

    These have been somewhat enjoyable to play beings I can’t play LOL in Iowa. With that said, I am about as good at these as I am in regular GPPs. I cant seem to figure out the correct strategy to use.

    I did better in regular NBA DFS.

    However…I won 25 cents today in MIA v. MIN!!!
    ~

  • snellman

    @ifthethunder said...

    I did better in regular NBA DFS.

    However…I won 25 cents today in MIA v. MIN!!!
    ~

    Congrats on the win. BTW, I should have clarified. I did decent in NBA, but definitely not in Showdowns.

  • ifthethunder

    @snellman said...

    Congrats on the win. BTW, I should have clarified. I did decent in NBA, but definitely not in Showdowns.

    Good point. I wasn’t that good at Showdown, either. Mostly I did them for DK achievements. I got Diamond once (for Baseball Ironman).

    ONCE! It was really nice.
    ~

  • Epignosis

    • 780

      RG Overall Ranking

    Patrick Mahomes has 71 passing TDs right now.

  • callmetouch

    @Epignosis said...

    Patrick Mahomes has 71 passing TDs right now.

    Impressive!

  • realphipps

    Mahomes with 536 DK points before halftime. He might 100x his price.

  • ripking

    Why does McCoy keep having these incredible games when he didn’t do anything all year?

  • Steverino01

    @ripking said...

    Why does McCoy keep having these incredible games when he didn’t do anything all year?

    Because these sims games are drunk. I’ll still play, but only because they are free. I’m thankful we aren’t able to spend money on this crap.

    I need my real sports back, NOW!

  • ifthethunder

    @ripking said...

    Why does McCoy keep having these incredible games when he didn’t do anything all year?

    Derrick Henry: 1 RuTD, 78 RuYds
    ~

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    DK is there a reason you do not have these as paid contests yet?

    We do not offer paid DFS contests for NBA sims. At this time, simulated games have not been approved as a game of skill by the industry.

    Join our #DKRally to raise money for the United Way’s Covid-19 Relief effort. Learn more at http://draftKings.com/dkrally

    - DraftKings Community Team

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