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  • feekdogg

    Sounds like Fanduel is making a couple of tweaks. First, they are adding a Utility spot. Second, the C and 1B spots have been merged into one C/1B position. Not sure I see the sense in doing that.

  • Dryzco

    Where can you view the changes?

  • TheRealJosh5

    @CUTiger81 said...

    I wish they had just left the C and 1B spots separate and added a UTIL spot.

    would think it would force FD to re-do everything, not a simple just add a spot and you’re good. They would have to rebuild off the software that goes into mlb.

  • tbird05

    I don’t mind the utility spot. Can’t remember how many times I’ve wanted to play a DH/1B combo from the same team but couldn’t because they were both the same position.

  • Moszman

    Hate the changes fanduel made, baseball was my favorite dfs sport to participate in.

  • jdubadubs

    I wonder what the 1 pt for “outs” is for pitchers when they are already getting 3 pts for inning pitched

  • LuckyLuc3434

    @jdubadubs said...

    I wonder what the 1 pt for “outs” is for pitchers when they are already getting 3 pts for inning pitched

    Just saw that too – does that mean 1 inning pitched will now be worth 6 points?

  • LuckyLuc3434

    According to Fanduel support it is an error and should be fixed soon. Looks like the same scoring as last year

  • flip4flop

    What a shit change for taking away the C. Cater to people who dont want to check lineups even more. I was going to focus 100% of my MLB action on FD but with this garbage Ill likely stay on DK for a majority of my action. I had all but stopped playing DFS this year because of all the garbage changes and rake increases. Thought I would give MLB another chance. Maybe not for long.

  • Roma315

    Checked the opening day prize pool to buy ins…TERRIBLE.

  • TheRealJosh5

    Like FD’s slate over DK’s.. Like how FD included every game but the first 3.. But will play most of my volume on opening day on DK.

  • kroto

    look like this is not the only change, i just tried stacking four hitter and a pitcher from same team and it works, wasnt like that last season, FD plz tell us about all the changes you made lol

  • myb821

    from FDs website “Lineup restrictions governing the mix of players allowed in your lineup vary based on contest type. For most contests, you must pick players from at least three different teams and you may not pick more than four players from the same team. However, for MLB contests, you may select up to five players from the same team, provided one player is a pitcher. For single game contests, you must pick players from at least two different teams.”

  • myb821

    using the way back machine this is the rule FD had on its site last year march 31st:

    “In addition to the salary cap, there are two restrictions governing the mix of players allowed in your lineup for FanDuel contests. The first is that you must pick players from at least three different teams. The second is that you may not pick more than four players from the same team. The Service will prevent you from saving a lineup that would violate either of these restrictions.”

    Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20170331035519/https://www.fanduel.com/rules

  • jimmyrad

    @myb821 said...

    However, for MLB contests, you may select up to five players from the same team, provided one player is a pitcher.

    Ahhh, very nice! I’m a little peeved off at the loss of catcher, but this plus the addition of the UT slot helps even it out. Maybe even a better game now? Though why TF not just make the two easy improvements and not ethan it up by taking away the C in the first place, but I digress….

    Kudos for the SP change, mega dittos for UT, and frowny face for C

  • dolphinkick182

    Oh say it isn’t so. Not a fan of the utility position nor having to choose between 1B or C. Honestly the best thing about FD MLB was the simplicity of it. Pick a player from each position. Didn’t have to weigh a lot of options beyond who I project to be the play per position. Honestly, if I wanted to play DraftKings, I’d play DraftKings. FD seems to be losing the differentiation that I think a lot of players like. Soon you will pick what site you play on solely based on the rake since FD and DK will essentially be the same.

  • wolfjb1

    @Roma315 said...

    Checked the opening day prize pool to buy ins…TERRIBLE.

    Opening Day stuff is always wonky. It’ll normalize in a week or so, once the schedule settles.

  • Dooks

    @madmanjayWV said...

    You make outs in MLB you should get penalized

    Why? Do you get penalized for missed shots in NBA or for incompletions in NFL??

  • TnRiddles

    • Blogger of the Month

    @Dooks said...

    Why? Do you get penalized for missed shots in NBA or for incompletions in NFL??

    you get penalized for turnovers…..also ,some sites used to have neg points for missed shots at one time

  • TheRyanFlaherty

    ^
    Overall, I’m fine that they took the negatives away for outs (whenever that was)
    But I wouldn’t mind i they brought it back for something like K’s and DP’s. The real outcomes. Or even just K’s since that’s a negative outcome where things like babpip doesn’t come into play. It also could add more strategy as some of the “hope they’ll hit a home run” with 3k guys may be less attractive.

  • Yacht67

    Catchers are a part of baseball. Fanduel might as well make Centers in basketball an option. Or goalies in hockey an option. Eliminate the TE position in Football.

  • Yacht67

    @Roma315 said...

    Checked the opening day prize pool to buy ins…TERRIBLE.

    Better on FD IMO

  • CodeBandit

    Maybe for NFL they will have TE/Kicker

  • madmanjayWV

    @Dooks said...

    Why? Do you get penalized for missed shots in NBA or for incompletions in NFL??

    Actually, previous DFS sites did indeed PENALIZE you for missed shots in the NBA

    Good Lawd, the good ole days of yesteryear — bunch of panzies would cry like babies now.

    You lose points in NFL for coughing up the ball and I’m all for adding negatives in NFL for dropped passes, FYI

  • Olhausen

    I actually really like the changes fan duel made this season. I really really like the fact you can stack 4 players plus the pitcher from the same team now.

  • TnRiddles

    • Blogger of the Month

    FD baseball is actually how I broke into DFS…Sadly , they will no longer get my business. There was never a need to take away an actual position and add a stupid UT

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