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  • Danomite6

    I’ve always played Fanduel NHL DFS and not Draftkings (other than trying it for about a month a few years ago). This was mainly because I preferred the setup and scoring system. I also liked the tool that I believe was only available on Fanduel which allowed me to see other players win totals as I found it useful when deciding whether to enter head to heads (so I could avoid the sharks so to speak and target games against less advanced players). Now that the setup and scoring for Fanduel has changed a lot and is very similar to Draftkings, this is no longer a factor in making me stay with Fanduel. I also do not have the tool I mentioned above anymore either. I only want to play on one site and what I’m really looking for is information on the following: a)which site has more NHL DFS players b) which site has more casual players vs. experts c) which site has less trains (i.e. a whole bunch of entries with exactly the same lineup). I have searched for this on google and on the site and can’t seem to find clear information. I’m just trying to get an idea as I’m seriously considering dropping out of Fanduel and going over to Draftkings exclusively for NHL. Does anybody who plays both sites have a general idea of how these 2 sites vary based on the criteria mentioned above?

  • Canuckage

    I’ve just joined FD this week after playing all last season on DK. Personally I like the DK interface a lot better than FD. The only reason I added a FD account was because the ridiculous prize pools that DK had this week. For example, there was a $3 entry 60k GTD on DK and the top prize was 1k I believe whereas FD had a $3 entry 50k GTD with 1st prize at 10k. I might be just new to FD but when creating lineups, it doesn’t show the depth chart/lines for each team.

  • kleraudio

    @Canuckage said...

    I’ve just joined FD this week after playing all last season on DK. Personally I like the DK interface a lot better than FD. The only reason I added a FD account was because the ridiculous prize pools that DK had this week. For example, there was a $3 entry 60k GTD on DK and the top prize was 1k I believe whereas FD had a $3 entry 50k GTD with 1st prize at 10k. I might be just new to FD but when creating lineups, it doesn’t show the depth chart/lines for each team.

    This is a big reason why I’m actually switching to FD next week. 10k first place prize vs. 1K for the same exact amount of entrants.

  • jah2323

    I played all last year on DK, prob less than 5 times on FD, but with the ridiculous payouts on DK I’ll play mostly on FD this year unless changes are made to DK payouts

  • noddy

    I just emailed DK about this and told them I’d be playing on FD. I doubt they really give a shit, but I did anyway. They just want to flatten the payouts so more people get paid more money so they continue to bet it and DK gets more rake. They have become so greedy.

  • Defjux41

    The payouts from GPP to GPP on DK are uneven too. The $3 5K Enforcer has 1960 entries and pays $500 for 1st, but the $3 50K Sniper only pays out $1K with 19,000+ entries. Terrible.

  • deejones49

    @Defjux41 said...

    The payouts from GPP to GPP on DK are uneven too. The $3 5K Enforcer has 1960 entries and pays $500 for 1st, but the $3 50K Sniper only pays out $1K with 19,000+ entries. Terrible.

    I think people complained so much about multiple entries that they lowered the 1st place to keep the big guys from max entering small buyin GPPS

  • SteveM

    I emailed DK about the redic payouts, too, and am planning to switch back to FD if things don’t change. Trying to beat 19K guys to win $1000 in the Sniper just isn’t very appealing. But it’s early in the season and I’d like to think they will recognize the mistake and fix it. If not, I’m sure FD will be happy to take my rake.

    It would sure be nice to hear from a DK rep how they are going to address this.

  • Canuckage

    The sad part is that DK might think there isn’t much interest for NHL because the pools aren’t filling up hence the smaller and smaller GTD. I will probably only play on DK tuesday as they usually have a promo pool then rest of the week will probably go to FD.

  • atrain00

    I Like FD website and interface better (probably from MLB) but I’m finding the DK roster construction way better for NHL. Only problem is the DK Sniper has the worst payout structure I have ever seen. Would like to see both sites run smaller tournaments with a few hundred people and make a steeper payout in the bigger tourneys. I really enjoyed FD’s Mini-Squeeze during the MLB season, something similar would be nice.

  • dbsports2240

    FDs new lineup indicators are really nice IMO. They’re really improving the hockey product. Good to see.

  • scsa1998

    @dbsports2240 said...

    FDs new lineup indicators are really nice IMO. They’re really improving the hockey product. Good to see.

    I may be in the minority but doesn’t it feel like Fanduel is doing the research for you?

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