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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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
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.
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.
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