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  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    On behalf of DraftKings, we are proud to announce our newly created Community team. Our group was formed to listen, engage, and advocate for the player community at large while championing our industry leading commitment to a world class game experience. We are here to represent your feedback inside the walls of DraftKings, because your ideas can help us deliver an increasingly better experience for all players. You can read our introductory post here: https://rotogrinders.com/threads/draftkings-cm-is-now-on-rotogrinders-2496208

    Now it’s your chance – what would you like to know? Do you have a suggestion you would like to share? We will do our best to answer all honest and respectful questions you post in this thread, in turn we hope to help players like you have a better understanding of how the world’s largest fantasy sports ecosystem works. Please allow us some time before responding to your questions and comments, you deserve well thought out answers – and that takes time.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • gridironguru99

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    Anyone playing cash games on DK is fool. Rewind 5 years ago and these same conversations were happening. They can tell you they care all day but look at clowns in management and tell me these come at me bro types know or care about lineup selling. Rake is rake and keeps going up. Another lawsuit or scandal lurks with this much cash on the line each night . These contests should be run tightly. Meanwhile any team members are thinking of the next new gimmick vs. policing the integrity of the ecosystem. In game fantasy ? Lol soon we can all start a referee or a coin toss result and pay 15% rake to see what happens.

    GPPs are the only way to go. Simple as that.

  • nordik

    @gridironguru99 said...

    Anyone playing cash games on DK is fool. Rewind 5 years ago and these same conversations were happening. They can tell you they care all day but look at clowns in management and tell me these come at me bro types know or care about lineup selling. Rake is rake and keeps going up. Another lawsuit or scandal lurks with this much cash on the line each night . These contests should be run tightly. Meanwhile any team members are thinking of the next new gimmick vs. policing the integrity of the ecosystem. In game fantasy ? Lol soon we can all start a referee or a coin toss result and pay 15% rake to see what happens.

    GPPs are the only way to go. Simple as that.

    Exactly.

    There’s a lot of PC answers here about lineup selling from Draftkings support, but it’s easy to see they really do not care about the problem. If they did they would be targeting these websites openly advertising their lineup selling services all over twitter, youtube etc. They aren’t hard to find.

    Another thing is these lineup sellers started posting 6-7 player templates in order to abide by Draftkings guidelines to not give out a full lineup, but that is just a corny work around. Most of these sites will then “suggest” who you could fill-in for the last couple spots or write a “locks of the day” article and it’s a no brainer from there. They are giving out full lineups every night.

    Some have said, “isn’t that a good thing since they don’t hit every night and it takes down an entire train with them when they don’t?” The answer is no because there are so many of these ‘companies’ that there is always at least one of them hitting every night which is artificially boosting the cash line and ruining h2h’s. The lazy players buying these lineups would never be cashing at a positive clip without these services, so that alone creates an artificially strong field that shouldn’t be there.

    FD is an even bigger joke with their blatant allowance and even SPONSORSHIP of some lineup sellers (sending one well known lineup seller free gear), but DK still has plenty of problems that they turn a blind eye too except for the occasional impractical PC response that includes a solution that doesn’t touch on the problem in a logical manner whatsoever. You must kill the lineup selling problem at the root with a cease and desist for violating TOS, not hunting down an individual player once in awhile. When you have an ant infestation you poison the nest, you don’t stomp on each ant individually and hope they go away.

  • nordik

    @gridironguru99 said...

    GPPs are the only way to go. Simple as that.

    One more thing…..I agree with this as well, but DK is also destroying the mid stakes player with a lack of contests. If I have a 5k bank roll and want to multi enter a contest daily that will make a difference to my bank roll if I happen to win, which contest do I select? Right now if a mid stakes player in NBA wants to play a 150 entry contest he either has to play the $0.50 mini max which is too little, or he has to jump up and play the $8-12 which is too much. Where are more $1-6 options? Those contests were weeded out over time for some reason.

    The mid stakes GPP player is in a very bad spot right now in the DK system and it is nearly unplayable.

  • fantasyProjections

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    @nordik said...

    DK is also destroying the mid stakes player with a lack of contests. If I have a 5k bank roll and want to multi enter a contest daily that will make a difference to my bank roll if I happen to win, which contest do I select? Right now if a mid stakes player in NBA wants to play a 150 entry contest he either has to play the $0.50 mini max which is too little, or he has to jump up and play the $8-12 which is too much. Where are more $1-6 options? Those contests were weeded out over time for some reason.

    The mid stakes GPP player is in a very bad spot right now in the DK system and it is nearly unplayable.

    Completely agree with this

  • enderasin

    I really enjoyed the new tiers: man of the match format in the nfl.

    One request though, could you allow the bigger player pool for each of the games? On both the high end and the low end?

    For example, on the high end, yesterday Ezekiel Elliot, Todd Gurley, and Christian Mccafrey were left out. Presumably because they are too valuable. However, Elliot and Gurley would definitely not have been the high scorers in their respective games. Putting them in the pool makes for interesting strategy, at least in GPP. How much is it worth giving up one of those players to differentiate yourself? The NFL has enough variance that there are no truly obvious, guaranteed plays, like perhaps there would be in NBA.

    On the other side, for the dolphins, there were no receivers available. I don’t think Kenny Stills would have been the high scorer in the game, but he would have been very close, and he was the player I was most interested in. Again, allowing more players in the pool only makes it more exciting and gives people more options to differentiate their lineups.

    I don’t think it really adds tremendously to the amount of research a DK player needs to do, nor will it overwhelm DK players to have more players available. A more casual player will still see the highest scorers at the top, and it’s pretty straightforward to pick them. Heck, I’ll be picking them most of the time too. But the options are huge!

    Anyways, really love the format.

  • jayzee666

    - About 10 to 1 ratio of Satellites vs. Real contests. Need a better balance. – There are buttons to filter by various choices……EXCEPT to filter out satellites. If we were able to filter out the 50000 daily satellite contests, it would be faster and more enjoyable experience. You can take the extra rake you collect and pay a programmer to create a filter button – should only take them 60 minutes to do it.

    JUST DO IT ALREADY!!

  • diamondice

    I didn’t really like the new Man of the Match Tier format. Seemed too obvious what the optimal play was by far……… but admittedly I didn’t actually enter the contest and follow how the ownership percentages ended up.

  • nwissehr74

    Why has is the NFL pricing been so tight / polar for the WR position? Looking back at the last 6 weeks the # of WR’s in the $5000 – $6900 range was 16, 17, 18, 19, 10, and 11 this coming week. Last year the average was around 23 for the same weekly period. The mid tier WR is all but dissolved creating a star / scrub lineup construction.

  • chizzleent23

    I would like to know what banks or places accept draftkings checks simce i do not have a bank account. I went to chase bank with my mom to sign it over and cash out but they wouldnt accept the check. Now idk where to go to cash this winning of $2500

  • bstreich9

    Earlier we talked about the lack of size and prize pools for the NHL tournaments. I have also emailed customer support and have gotten the same response. However, I have yet to see anything improve.

    The tournaments are poor for us low dollar stake players. The $3 sniper is inconsistent. Tomorrow for example is $500 to first place on an 8 game slate. I mean, 8 games is a pretty decently sized slate and all we are offered is $500 for first? Why can we not bump the entries? Guarantee you make an NHL tourney twice the size, it’ll fill. We all cannot afford to play the $8 every night(although I do like the payout structure in that much more) the 20 max 3 dollar is perfect.

    Can we just please make it bigger? As you should value your loyal customers, the NHL community feels neglected and completely disrespected.

  • mike291md

    @nordik said...

    Some have said, “isn’t that a good thing since they don’t hit every night and it takes down an entire train with them when they don’t?” The answer is no because there are so many of these ‘companies’ that there is always at least one of them hitting every night which is artificially boosting the cash line and ruining h2h’s. The lazy players buying these lineups would never be cashing at a positive clip without these services, so that alone creates an artificially strong field that shouldn’t be there.

    Agreed. Win or lose, the lineup selling and train entering manipulates contests every single night. All it takes is one single lineup train to place and the entire pay structure is screwed up because 10 plus places are going to one username. It creates ties in the payroll structure and, quite frankly, it looks terrible on ANY LEADERBOARD to have one guy taking up multiple pay spots with one lineup. Same can be said when you see multiples of lineups that look bought.

    Do they care? No, obviously not. If they did, this problem would of been addressed ages ago when it should have been. They will tell us all day that they care, though. The major sites lack of empathy for keeping DFS clean will be the main contributor to its eventual death. And that death is coming no matter how many new type of games you come up with because if the game looks dirty every night, then a majority people are eventually going to look somewhere else.

    If you went to the casino every night and played poker, but you found out that the table games were dirty in some way, how long you gonna keep going there? The only people staying are the ones who are dirty or the ones who are somehow winning consistently, which is an amazing feat in DFS considering just the rake levels alone. “Average Joe” customer is gone after a while and that’s what has and will continue to happen in DFS.

  • thedude404

    • 2015 FanDuel NBA Playboy Mansion Finalist

    https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/draftkings-ceo-says-company-started-mobilizing-for-sports-betting-more-than-a-year-ago/

    Can you address the comments in the article, specifically:
    “Robins said DraftKings is looking into creating hybrid-type products to attract players who play daily fantasy, but don’t gamble, or vice-versa. He’s also “very hopeful” DraftKings will be allowed to reenter Nevada and operate in the state again. In 2015, the Gaming Control Board told daily fantasy sports operators they need to apply for a gaming because Nevada viewed daily fantasy as form of sports betting.

    “We’ve had some good conversations with the regulators there,” he said. “Nevada is a market that is pretty important to us. We’re working on it.”

    Anything that you can discuss at this point regarding DFS returning to Nevada?

  • tonedefrob

    NHL Sniper tomorrow, 12/13/18:

    2K to first
    $50(!!!) to 10th (2.5% of first)
    $5 min cash

    That is awful. Structures keep getting worse in every sport but this really sticks out.

    Doesn’t matter if you keep the sharks out of the shallows when you yourself are pirrhanas.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    When will we have the option to see all the LUs entered and not the filter in the contests?

    Our developers are in the process of working towards a long-term solution to improve user experience within the My Lineups page. This improvement will take some time to roll out, but we are happy to report the development deeply underway and testing is already scheduled. In fact we just tested our plans with some of the attendees at FFWC this afternoon.

    What happened to NFL Tiers ? The full slate NFL Tiers were the best games in the lobby, fun and challenging. Bring it back. Man of the Match tiers is very watered down and feels like a showdown version for Tiers. I understand you want to broaden your appeal to wide set of fantasy players but dumbing it down is not the way to go. DFS is going the way of bingo and that is not way to retain your loyal customers.

    Themed Tiers have helped the format gain additional popularity, this past week we have seen user activity within Tiers skyrocket. It is no secret that we occasionally make changes such as this to keep game formats fresh and engaging as a game of skill.

    Man of the Match is just one example of a few themes we have planned over the next few weeks. Yes it’s different, but why not give it a try? You may find preference in one of the upcoming themes.

    On the other side, for the dolphins, there were no receivers available. I don’t think Kenny Stills would have been the high scorer in the game, but he would have been very close, and he was the player I was most interested in. Again, allowing more players in the pool only makes it more exciting and gives people more options to differentiate their lineups.
    I don’t think it really adds tremendously to the amount of research a DK player needs to do, nor will it overwhelm DK players to have more players available. A more casual player will still see the highest scorers at the top, and it’s pretty straightforward to pick them. Heck, I’ll be picking them most of the time too. But the options are huge!
    Anyways, really love the format.

    Many players have told us that the are overwhelmed by slates with an excessive number of athletes to choose from. That being said, the existing conditions are not set in stone and may look different week over week. We are constantly revising the game conditions based on research and data gained from the contests that players prefer – we like to evolve as the game evolves.

    PS: Glad you love the format, thnx!

    There’s a lot of PC answers here about lineup selling from Draftkings support, but it’s easy to see they really do not care about the problem. If they did they would be targeting these websites openly advertising their lineup selling services all over twitter, youtube etc. They aren’t hard to find.

    Do they care? No, obviously not. If they did, this problem would of been addressed ages ago when it should have been. They will tell us all day that they care, though. The major sites lack of empathy for keeping DFS clean will be the main contributor to its eventual death. And that death is coming no matter how many new type of games you come up with because if the game looks dirty every night, then a majority people are eventually going to look somewhere else.

    Our responses are crafted in a fashion to protect the integrity of our investigations and resources. Why would anyone want us to compromise our pursuit of maintaining fair play in the community? If it requires PC responses to assure the integrity of our investigations – then so be it.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    About 10 to 1 ratio of Satellites vs. Real contests. Need a better balance. – There are buttons to filter by various choices……EXCEPT to filter out satellites. If we were able to filter out the 50000 daily satellite contests, it would be faster and more enjoyable experience. You can take the extra rake you collect and pay a programmer to create a filter button – should only take them 60 minutes to do it.

    If you looked at our lobby at just the right moment this past week while we were filling seats for FFWC and KOTB, then we agree it might have temporarily looked as if there was an excessive amount of satellites over the past week. In reality we increased the allocation of satellites and qualifiers by just .1%.

    From December 3rd-10th, 1.1% of all contests were satellites and/or qualifiers. 50,000 is a bit of an exaggeration however, it was actually a bit less than 3,000 over the 7-day period. For context, from October 1st-7th, 1.0% of all contests were satellites and/or qualifiers. We hope these data points help to give you additional perspective, but we understand that this doesn’t make your experience any less frustrating if you are not interested in attending our live finals. Your concern is on our radar, perhaps someday we will have a solution that works as a reasonable compromise. In the meantime, if you sort by Featured it usually removes most satellites from view.

    On a related note, we have added around 400 team members to the DraftKings Family in the past year, the majority of whom are developers – all working for a common goal: the best possible user experience. Coincidentally many of these new team members are in fact working on some user interface design changes that will be implemented sometime in the future, we shared your request with these team members.

    Why has is the NFL pricing been so tight / polar for the WR position? Looking back at the last 6 weeks the # of WR’s in the $5000 – $6900 range was 16, 17, 18, 19, 10, and 11 this coming week. Last year the average was around 23 for the same weekly period. The mid tier WR is all but dissolved creating a star / scrub lineup construction.

    Player pricing varies depending on the specific contest, as well as the options available on that specific slate. Pricing is fluid and often looks different week after week, as you alluded to. It’s exceptionally difficult to compare current price points to those of the past, as every week and every season differ greatly. We do, however, appreciate your feedback and will be sure to communicate it to those directly involved with player pricing.

    I would like to know what banks or places accept draftkings checks simce i do not have a bank account. I went to chase bank with my mom to sign it over and cash out but they wouldnt accept the check. Now idk where to go to cash this winning of $2500

    This is a private manner involving your banking & financing, therefore we cannot discuss this topic with you on a public forum. We suggest you contact DK Support at support@draftkings.com directly, this is the best option so your financial privacy remains secure.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    One more thing…..I agree with this as well, but DK is also destroying the mid stakes player with a lack of contests. If I have a 5k bank roll and want to multi enter a contest daily that will make a difference to my bank roll if I happen to win, which contest do I select? Right now if a mid stakes player in NBA wants to play a 150 entry contest he either has to play the $0.50 mini max which is too little, or he has to jump up and play the $8-12 which is too much. Where are more $1-6 options? Those contests were weeded out over time for some reason.

    There is a finite number of dollars that are available to be allocated towards contests, across all sports, within the DraftKings ecosystem. And we are in the tail end of the the NFL regular season, which has an ironclad grip on the lionshare of player’s priorities. We cannot force players who have their funds tied up in NFL contests to reallocate their money to play in $5 NBA contests that you want to see promoted, but as soon as the NFL season ends we predict a big swell of interest will start once again with NBA contests in the “mid stakes” as you call it (we don’t normally use that nomenclature, but we will for the sake of this response).

    In the meantime, we know that we can currently build the biggest prize pools by featuring $8-$10 entry fees, and we know that the majority of our customers who play entries in this price range are engaged by the large prize pools. As more money moves towards NBA, this will of course change – evolution of NBA entry fees is about to start happening any day now.

    Once NFL ends, we will be able to start providing greater diversity of entry fee price points for 150 MME in the $5 range. As a reminder, our Player First Initiative policies define all contests with an entry fee less than $5 as 20 entries max. Based on feedback from the player community, we also offer “mini-MAX” contests at low entry fees (generally speaking sub $1). mini-MAX allows us to give a 150 max experience in a $.25-$1 entry fee price point, we consider this a special exception to the rules – therefore you will not see 150 MME in the $2-$4 entry fee range, that area is reserved for 20 MAX. $5 and above is where “mid-stakes” players are offered 150 Max MME https://www.draftkings.com/lp/player-first

    Earlier we talked about the lack of size and prize pools for the NHL tournaments. I have also emailed customer support and have gotten the same response. However, I have yet to see anything improve.
    The tournaments are poor for us low dollar stake players. The $3 sniper is inconsistent. Tomorrow for example is $500 to first place on an 8 game slate. I mean, 8 games is a pretty decently sized slate and all we are offered is $500 for first? Why can we not bump the entries? Guarantee you make an NHL tourney twice the size, it’ll fill. We all cannot afford to play the $8 every night(although I do like the payout structure in that much more) the 20 max 3 dollar is perfect.
    Can we just please make it bigger? As you should value your loyal customers, the NHL community feels neglected and completely disrespected.

    We took a good look at the Sniper recently and think it has been sized accordingly to the interest we have expected to see from players recently. At times the players filled the contest as expected, at other times they did not – that affects our ability to build bigger prize pools when our predictions are off. For example we bumped the Sniper up from $10K to $12K on Thursday a couple weeks ago when there was an attractive game slate – alas it did not fill. Last night we were expecting a similar turnout tonight to that of two Thursdays ago. It is the last Thursday night game of the NFL season, and is was expected to draw some of the funds that players might have otherwise allocated towards NHL for the night – hence the reason we stuck to $10K this Thursday (yesterday).

    Tonight is an 8pm Friday night slate, and we are offering a $12K Sniper once again. We also increased the allocation to first place, but as you can see below, that doesn’t make everyone happy. It might surprise you to learn that the NHL community’s requests are often much different than what you are asking for, in reality we see a very wide range of requests that rarely match what we see expected of us on RotoGrinders. Think about it, ask yourself this important question. Should we be building contests to meet the needs of RG regs, or should we be building contests to make the general population happy?

    NHL Sniper tomorrow, 12/13/18:
    2K to first
    $50(!!!) to 10th (2.5% of first)
    $5 min cash
    That is awful. Structures keep getting worse in every sport but this really sticks out.

    Are you referencing the NHL Sniper on 12/14? If so, it is a $3 entry fee with 20-max entries and a $12K guaranteed prize pool. We are paying 22% of the field of 4756 entries, with 38% of the prize pool paid to the first 12 places and 62% of the prize pool paid to 13th place through 1,026th place. First prize is $2K… this is the type of prize pool and payout structure that bstreich9 asked for in the post above. Sure, we could have lowered the 1st place by $500 to $1,500 which is 12.5% of the prize pool, but then we might need to compensate by making the guarantee slightly smaller – we know that round numbers are more likely to attract attention from the general audience.

    As you can see from the post above, there are some players who ask us for structures such as this – we will never be able to please everyone, but we do work hard to try to give a little bit of every reasonable request that players ask for over time.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/draftkings-ceo-says-company-started-mobilizing-for-sports-betting-more-than-a-year-ago/
    Can you address the comments in the article, specifically:
    “Robins said DraftKings is looking into creating hybrid-type products to attract players who play daily fantasy, but don’t gamble, or vice-versa. He’s also “very hopeful” DraftKings will be allowed to reenter Nevada and operate in the state again. In 2015, the Gaming Control Board told daily fantasy sports operators they need to apply for a gaming because Nevada viewed daily fantasy as form of sports betting.
    “We’ve had some good conversations with the regulators there,” he said. “Nevada is a market that is pretty important to us. We’re working on it.”
    Anything that you can discuss at this point regarding DFS returning to Nevada?

    Jason Robins speaks on the behalf of the company – we cannot discuss anything more than to reiterate that Jason is “very hopeful” :-)

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • hammer74

    Has dk ever considered bringing back h2h snake drafts which were pretty popular on draftstreet?

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Has dk ever considered bringing back h2h snake drafts which were pretty popular on draftstreet?
    Snake Drafts on DraftStreet were small field contests, always 10 players or less, that were not guaranteed. None of the Community team members got the chance to experience Snake Drafts, so we turned to some of the former DS staff who are still at DraftKings to become educated

    We learned that there was a downside to Snake Drafts the way they were offered in the past – they required extra focus which decreased the probability that the player would enter into other GPPs – once the game locked the next 20 min the player was often focusing exclusively on the Snake Draft, which would diminish the ability to build large guaranteed prize pools in GPPs.

    We do not currently offer Snake Drafts, but all ideas remain on the table for future consideration.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • Zieg30

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    We took a good luck at the Sniper recently and think it has been sized accordingly to the interest we have expected to see from players recently. At times the players filled the contest as expected, at other times they did not – that affects our ability to build bigger prize pools when our predictions are off. For example we bumped the Sniper up from $10K to $12K on Thursday a couple weeks ago when there was an attractive game slate – alas it did not fill. Last night we were expecting a similar turnout tonight to that of two Thursdays ago. It is the last Thursday night game of the NFL season, and is was expected to draw some of the funds that players might have otherwise allocated towards NHL for the night – hence the reason we stuck to $10K this Thursday (yesterday).

    Tonight is an 8pm Friday night slate, and we are offering a $12K Sniper once again. We also increased the allocation to first place, but as you can see below, that doesn’t make everyone happy. It might surprise you to learn that the NHL community’s requests are often much different than what you are asking for, in reality we see a very wide range of requests that rarely match what we see expected of us on RotoGrinders. Think about it, ask yourself this important question. Should we be building contests to meet the needs of RG regs, or should we be building contests to make the general population happy?

    I would like to request once more that you try doing a $3 Sniper or $4 Forecheck as the MAIN NHL GPP of the night at least occasionally.

    Instead, you always have them going when the MAIN GPP is a $20, 33, or $40.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    @Zieg30 said...

    would like to request once more that you try doing a $3 Sniper or $4 Forecheck as the MAIN NHL GPP of the night at least occasionally.

    Instead, you always have them going when the MAIN GPP is a $20, 33, or $40.

    As the intense player focus on NFL season slows down, everything is on the table and under review and under consideration. It is too early for us to tip our hat, time will tell.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • jayzee666

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    About 10 to 1 ratio of Satellites vs. Real contests. Need a better balance. – There are buttons to filter by various choices……EXCEPT to filter out satellites. If we were able to filter out the 50000 daily satellite contests, it would be faster and more enjoyable experience. You can take the extra rake you collect and pay a programmer to create a filter button – should only take them 60 minutes to do it.

    If you looked at our lobby at just the right moment this past week while we were filling seats for FFWC and KOTB, then we agree it might have temporarily looked as if there was an excessive amount of satellites over the past week. In reality we increased the allocation of satellites and qualifiers by just .1%.

    From December 3rd-10th, 1.1% of all contests were satellites and/or qualifiers. 50,000 is a bit of an exaggeration however, it was actually a bit less than 3,000 over the 7-day period. For context, from October 1st-7th, 1.0% of all contests were satellites and/or qualifiers. We hope these data points help to give you additional perspective, but we understand that this doesn’t make your experience any less frustrating if you are not interested in attending our live finals. Your concern is on our radar, perhaps someday we will have a solution that works as a reasonable compromise. In the meantime, if you sort by Featured it usually removes most satellites from view.

    On a related note, we have added around 400 team members to the DraftKings Family in the past year, the majority of whom are developers – all working for a common goal: the best possible user experience. Coincidentally many of these new team members are in fact working on some user interface design changes that will be implemented sometime in the future, we shared your request with these team members.

    Why has is the NFL pricing been so tight / polar for the WR position? Looking back at the last 6 weeks the # of WR’s in the $5000 – $6900 range was 16, 17, 18, 19, 10, and 11 this coming week. Last year the average was around 23 for the same weekly period. The mid tier WR is all but dissolved creating a star / scrub lineup construction.

    Player pricing varies depending on the specific contest, as well as the options available on that specific slate. Pricing is fluid and often looks different week after week, as you alluded to. It’s exceptionally difficult to compare current price points to those of the past, as every week and every season differ greatly. We do, however, appreciate your feedback and will be sure to communicate it to those directly involved with player pricing.

    I would like to know what banks or places accept draftkings checks simce i do not have a bank account. I went to chase bank with my mom to sign it over and cash out but they wouldnt accept the check. Now idk where to go to cash this winning of $2500

    This is a private manner involving your banking & financing, therefore we cannot discuss this topic with you on a public forum. We suggest you contact DK Support at support@draftkings.com directly, this is the best option so your financial privacy remains secure.

    - DraftKings Community Team

    Thanks for reply on satellites. – I can’t cash in in contest even if 95% of the entries were given prizes, so no, I don’t want to enter satellites where only 2-3 ppl win out of a few hundred. These are worse odds for me then the lottery. – I see a majority of satellites no matter when I look at the lobby. Just add a filter for “no satellites” and I am happy. Again, probably takes 5 minutes for the average programmer.

  • MotownGreek

    @jayzee666 said...

    Thanks for reply on satellites. – I can’t cash in in contest even if 95% of the entries were given prizes, so no, I don’t want to enter satellites where only 2-3 ppl win out of a few hundred. These are worse odds for me then the lottery. – I see a majority of satellites no matter when I look at the lobby. Just add a filter for “no satellites” and I am happy. Again, probably takes 5 minutes for the average programmer.

    First off, I do not work for or have any professional affiliation with Draft Kings. I just want to say that your last statement is something I hear all the time as a systems engineer. While the actual process of writing the code to add a filter option for “no satellites” would take a couple minutes tops, there is a lot more that goes into the process. A software developer has to write the code, after it’s been approved through a vetting process specific to DK internal policies. Then it has to go through rigorous testing prior to being rolled out in the live environment. I agree with you that the option should be added but it’s important to understand something that seems simple is actually a long drawn out process.

  • libra989

    Would it be possible to get rid of the popup that displays on the Achievements page every time you enter it if you have a claimable achievement?

    With the emphasis on saving your achievements to help you with the monthly status awards it seems counterproductive and annoying to remind you to claim your crowns every single time you load the page.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Would it be possible to get rid of the popup that displays on the Achievements page every time you enter it if you have a claimable achievement?
    With the emphasis on saving your achievements to help you with the monthly status awards it seems counterproductive and annoying to remind you to claim your crowns every single time you load the page.

    We pop those Achievements because, for the vast majority of our players, they want to claim their Achievements right when they complete them. Our players on RotoGrinders are some of our most passionate and dedicated players, and if you want to store them until later we definitely hear the feedback on wanting to not have them pop up every time. I brought the suggestion to the product team that works on Achievements, and they’re going to look into it. It doesn’t mean we’ll make a change, because the vast majority of people want to claim them as soon as they receive them, but we’ll keep it in mind for future improvements to Achievements. Thanks for the feedback.

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