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  • metsfan828

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    FanDuel NFL Contest Limit UPDATE

    I want to thank everyone for their feedback and passionate responses regarding the NFL entry limit.

    Good news – we have decided to lift out limit from the original level of 250. While our original analysis makes sense on paper, it was clear that our original limit would overly burden some of our most loyal users in unintended ways.

    We are going to continue reaching out to some of the affected users directly and review our data to recalculate a limit. Our aim is to set a higher limit at a level that both maintains the fun and excitement of fantasy football on FanDuel, while still protecting the ecosystem of the site—which benefits everyone regardless of how many contests you play in a day or week.

    In about a week, I will be able to let you know the full details of the new limit and policy. As the NFL season begins, we will keep analyzing the impact of the rule and may adjust accordingly.

    Thanks again for your patience and responses.

  • britdevine

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    Good to hear!

  • blackcloud420

    ehhhhh

    Need to see what the new limit is and we have to remember why it was put into action in the first place.

    Seems like now that NFL season is coming up people are feeling it.

    Im all for 250. Hope its a fair number that takes into account ALL users. Ill be waiting for news.

  • bowens1984

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    No reason to put a limit when people just have 250 for their account, 250 for their wife’s account, 250 for their dog’s account. Why have a rule that you cant enforce anyway? Smart move Fanduel.

  • Stewburtx8

    • 2012 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    @blackcloud420 said…

    ehhhhhNeed to see what the new limit is and we have to remember why it was put into action in the first place.Seems like now that NFL season is coming up people are feeling it.Im all for 250. Hope its a fair number that takes into account ALL users. Ill be waiting for news.

    Honestly, finding NFL games on Fanduel with a variety of opponents has never been an issue I don’t think. There are so many different games, formats and contests constantly opening that it is impossible for even the highest volume users to occupy every game like you see in every other sport.

  • Stonecoldnuts

    U really only need a limit for baseball and basketball…nfl is only once a week sometimes twice for most people..there is enough volume on nfl to cater to everyone..but to take the limit away from baseball and basketball would be a bad idea imo…

  • Cal

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    I will play 251+ NFL week 1 entries as a thank you.

  • metsfan828

    DK Admin

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    I’ll be checking

  • db730

    RotoGrinders Media Director

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    Really happy to see FanDuel willing to look at the feedback from users and make a change. I’m all for preserving the DFS ecosystem, but I just didn’t feel like a move that limiting to users for NFL was necessary. Thanks.

  • deactivated17417

    This is smart decision. Great news.

    I would like to preemptively ask that you do not consider removing the $10 and $25 FFFC qualifiers. Please and thank you.

  • thedude404

    • 2015 FanDuel NBA Playboy Mansion Finalist

    @Stonecoldnuts said…

    U really only need a limit for baseball and basketball…nfl is only once a week sometimes twice for most people..there is enough volume on nfl to cater to everyone..but to take the limit away from baseball and basketball would be a bad idea imo…

    Sounds reasonable.

  • padge73

    Good job on listening to the voice of the people! Now if you would only listen and update your site, then you will be on to something!

  • Putz

    Great news.

  • 3rdDFS

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    Good looks.

  • fishcakeking

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    There should be a cap IMO. So make it 500 gpp entries and 500 other. Give them 2 slates. That’s up to 2000 entries and would be a simile cap bigger than the one in place for mlb and nba.

    I think there should be a cap in place even it’s higher than needed. Just to guard against the unforeseen.

    FCK

  • jimbodan

    Hope everyone enjoys having Condia and his ilk in all your games, should be awesome!

  • bringemvaught

    Awesome. Now FD can take a look at more current NFL data and make an informed decision.

  • VinnyTheBeard

    I’m glad being sensitive to the high stakes players feelings is more important than maintaining and recruiting a larger volume of players. If this keeps up they’ll all just be playing each other as they drive away players in masses. We all know what it’s going to be in the lobby now. We may have to just make a move to somewhere else to show we mean business.

  • VinnyTheBeard

    @db730 said…

    Really happy to see FanDuel willing to look at the feedback from users and make a change. I’m all for preserving the DFS ecosystem, but I just didn’t feel like a move that limiting to users for NFL was necessary. Thanks.

    I remember a podcast where you ranted about Condia taking all the $2 and $5 h2h games on Fanduel. You were saying there needed to be a limit to prevent that from continuing. Come on Dan, you used to be a embassader for the community. A man for the people. What happened?

  • db730

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    That was more of a problem for NBA than NFL. There is such a big player pool for NFL now that I’ll be shocked if it’s an issue.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if FanDuel reaches out to the mega high volume players and ask them to only post games at these low dollar levels rather than picking up games.

  • cccalloway

    @db730 said…

    That was more of a problem for NBA than NFL. There is such a big player pool for NFL now that I’ll be shocked if it’s an issue.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if FanDuel reaches out to the mega high volume players and ask them to only post games at these low dollar levels rather than picking up games.

    This seems like a reasonable solution. Biggest issue is condia or really any high volume player taking all the $1-$5 HU/50/3man games. Why not limit/ban someone who plays $x amount from playing micro stakes. Maybe another solution is capping the number of cash games only that people play. Let them play all the tourneys/Qs they want.

    I agree that they should be able to post HU games at micro stakes. One of the things that I think is cool about DFS is that for $1 you can play against the best players in the game. That can’t be said anywhere else (in poker you can play with them but you better be willing to lose a lot).

    On the GPP side, I think the top guys should be uncapped. I’m a low/mid stakes guy and love the GPP prizepools these guys create. Let them do what they are going to do. Can’t have million dollar pools without their multi entries so the more the merrier. Bitching about the entries they put in is tiresome. Yes, they have a better chance of winning. They also have a better chance of absolute ruin. Grind your way up and eventually you/I may have that decision to make too.

  • HardCore

    This is no big deal imo if FD is foolish enough to lift the limit then go play on DK thats why i was mad DS was bought because it gives the only 2 RELEVANT sites the ability to say screw the masses we do what we want go play some where else oh wait you cant. Look FD wins either way if they lift the limit then condia and all the people you’all buy content from on this site will run the site and enter a thousand contest a week and Fd will still make there profit off the rake from them alone. So it doesnt matter to them if its casual players filling these contest or pro’s they’re gonna get their money. FD aint for casual players lol FD is a REAL GYM where the biggest and baddest lift and the other sites are planet fitness no extremely buff ppl allowed oh im sorry the “judgment free zone” lmao. So if you wanna have fun find another site cause come sept 7th FD’s lobby will be filled with goons once the limit is lifted. Bye the way im pretty buff i’ll be on fd in sept :)

  • hambazaza

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    @HardCore said…

    This is no big deal imo if FD is foolish enough to lift the limit then go play on DK thats why i was mad DS was bought because it gives the only 2 RELEVANT sites the ability to say screw the masses we do what we want go play some where else oh wait you cant. Look FD wins either way if they lift the limit then condia and all the people you’all buy content from on this site will run the site and enter a thousand contest a week and Fd will still make there profit off the rake from them alone. So it doesnt matter to them if its casual players filling these contest or pro’s they’re gonna get their money. FD aint for casual players lol FD is a REAL GYM where the biggest and baddest lift and the other sites are planet fitness no extremely buff ppl allowed oh im sorry the “judgment free zone” lmao. So if you wanna have fun find another site cause come sept 7th FD’s lobby will be filled with goons once the limit is lifted.

    i would read more of your posts. please say more things.

  • sethayates

    I have been thinking about this and I think part of the solution is for FD to create less cheap games but make them bigger. The complaint most people have is that the sharks are joining every game. Let’s say that for NFL FanDuel posts 20 different $5 Double ups and they are all 100 players. That is a total of 2000 entries though some are dupliactes. Instead of creating 20 different games just create 2 contests that are 1,000 players. Would anyone really complain if all 17 of the players originally referenced joined 1000 player contest? That is 17/1000 or less than 2% of the field.

    That of course only solves the double up and 50/50 problem though. For Head to head I agree with DB730 that big players can post $10 and under but not join them (except automatch).

    With 3 and 5 man leagues I’m not sure what the answer is but I don’t see it as a problem either. I think those leagues are something FD should monitor and just kindly ask the bigger players not to monopolize the lower stakes if they see it happeneing. Based on the posts in this thread and the other most of the bigger bankroll guys have no problem staying away from games if asked.

  • benny11

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    The point of limit though is not trouble finding games. It’s that every single game has the same sharks with a few guppies in them. The limit forces the high volume high stakes guys to play the bigger h2h and 50/50s and stay out of the $2 and $5 pool that most beginers frequent. If you played D$ basketball you know that you even found the Condia’s of the world in your $2 20 man pools and $2 $5 h2hs. I had a decent record against him and am not as scared as some, but I can see why guys would get frustrated and lose interest if they get discouraged losing to a shark swimming in the shallow end.

  • NDrockne44

    I agree with VinnyTheBeard and I remember listening to that same podcast and how Condia should be swooping in on the little guy and cleaning up.

    The fact that there is such a big player pool is irrelevant. There are also many more newer DFS players too. I think that anybody with commons sense can see that unlimited games allows the elite players to continue to finance their operation off the backs of the novice. Perhaps FanDuel can build some algorithm to categorize DFS players into categories so that everyone can have fun. For example, elite, superstar, veteran, rookie, and novice levels. I think by identifying each DFS at its skill level gives full disclosure to whom you are playing or allowed to play. I do like your suggestion with being able to post at lower levels but not pick up but with the caveat of identifying a person’s skill level.

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