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  • mvanderk10

    week 2 looks interesting, some teams like LSU have games against slack schools. What are some of your guys thoughts on the week 2 matchups?

  • Dadeano860

    All the matchups are garbage. Really a dart throw to see who will run the score up and get the TDs before they get pulled.

  • Dadeano860

    Whoever talks to “Jeremy” at fanpicks, can you tell him no one wants a slate of 51 games? I just can’t understand the logic of offering that. With that many players pricing is coming from an algorithm with zero human logic. Makes for mispriced players and less fun. You can’t get an understanding of that many teams.

  • mvanderk10

    I agree…I think they need some help…I dont think they know how to ask.

  • nickrock23

    I like how all the games are available for us to make custom slates.

    But the ones they make available in the main lobby and the guaranteed games should be smaller, 10-12 max. Make one early with 10, one 3:3-6pm games , one prime time with 10, and the late is usually smaller. Researching is really difficult.

    The pricing is obviously still way off and needs a little human element. Not only way underpriced guys but way overpriced guys who I’d love to play. And some guys that I really don’t think are great plays that are so cheap that might force me to play them. I don’t wanna play Francois when I highly doubt he plays more than 5 series. Even if he goes off, maybe he scores 28? Tago Smith had 24 in the first qtr last week. There’s better out there.

  • Dadeano860

    Exactly my point Nick. How can every lineup not have Francois and Mike Williams? That’s why it’s not fun. Seth Russell is 1/4 of the cap! I’m going to be on the sidelines and hope they improve. How do you handicap how Texas a&m will produce vs Prairie View? Having games like that is just detrimental. Sooooo frustrating knowing I will be playing on this site and they aren’t making an effort. They need to step it up, it appears cfb is the only action they are getting as you see in the # of contests in the lobby.

  • Dadeano860

    Exactly my point Nick. How can every lineup not have Francois and Mike Williams? That’s why it’s not fun. Seth Russell is 1/4 of the #

  • Stangs13

    I agree that it is unfortunate that the player pricing is so crazy but I will give the fanpicks guys credit for trying. Last week we discussed the high amount of games on individual slates and by saturday they changed that. This week I already have signed up for a saturday morning 100 person with only the Noon games. They are new to this and I do believe they are trying.

    As for the pricing I think you are overstating the ownership. Last week I won a 100 person league with Duke Catalon 2000 1% owned and Williams from Arkansas 2600 2% owned and both guys were announced starters in games they would be needed for a full four quarters. Will Francois be highly owned probably, but I bet it will be more like 15%, Trevor Knight is also at that price range and probably a safer pick, not to mention the amount of people that will still pay up for the big names. Early on here when people arent as in tune to teams I actually kind of like the pricing because you can play a little bit of game theory with it. I do think that it will need to change by week 3 or 4 when it will be much easier to see these cheap studs.

  • ItzJamesFTW

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    They NEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD to not let players fall through the cracks in pricing!

    THREE starting QB’s WHO SCORED OVER 30 FP Saturday are STILL minimum price. Frustrating.

  • mvanderk10

    @Stangs13 said...

    I agree that it is unfortunate that the player pricing is so crazy but I will give the fanpicks guys credit for trying. Last week we discussed the high amount of games on individual slates and by saturday they changed that. This week I already have signed up for a saturday morning 100 person with only the Noon games. They are new to this and I do believe they are trying.

    As for the pricing I think you are overstating the ownership. Last week I won a 100 person league with Duke Catalon 2000 1% owned and Williams from Arkansas 2600 2% owned and both guys were announced starters in games they would be needed for a full four quarters. Will Francois be highly owned probably, but I bet it will be more like 15%, Trevor Knight is also at that price range and probably a safer pick, not to mention the amount of people that will still pay up for the big names. Early on here when people arent as in tune to teams I actually kind of like the pricing because you can play a little bit of game theory with it. I do think that it will need to change by week 3 or 4 when it will be much easier to see these cheap studs.

    I wont have francois because I see a better starting qb at miniimum price that will play the whole game and I know will produce. There are some starting wrs I found that are 2000.

  • nickrock23

    I didn’t play Catalon because I figured Ward takes so many of the TD’s. But that was a great call. I’m still not sold that Ward isn’t going to start hogging all the TD’s again like he did last year.

    I think Francois is the 3rd best min-priced QB although he will probably be 40-50% owned. I’m more inclined to play Laviano for 4900, who I can’t stand. Ugh. I am staying away from A&M for that reason. Maybe Kirk does some damage, but even he’s risky cause they misuse him. Williams I might use based on price, but I don’t see him replicating that last game, I feel like Cain will get some throws but shouldn’t this one be a blowout? What if Gallman goes off.. What if Gallman runs it to the red zone and D Wat runs it in. Again, they’ll probably only have 6 or 7 series to do damage. Maybe they try to get Leggett involved. Or maybe he throws 2 bombs to M Will and he ends up with 2 catches 120 yards and 2 TD’s. Such a crap shoot.

  • nickrock23

    Also Artavis Scott won’t be quiet for too long. Too many what ifs in that game. You could pick a guy and hit a homerun, but I don’t know if it’s worth risking.

    I wish I knew if Shannon Brooks was playing. Coach says “there’s a chance”. I think he’s a no brainer if he’s getting the full workload. A lot of guys played his backup last week and cashed. Now I am scared to play both.

  • Stangs13

    I am a Minnesota native and fan. By all the reports I’ve read brooks is supposed to be out another week or two. With how important he will be for the team this year I would be shocked if he gets in this week. Smith proved he can carry the load and is also a good back. I will be playing smith this week unless I hear brooks will get a majority of the work

  • nickrock23

    Here’s a very tricky situation that could pay off huge if you guess right.

    TAMU lists James White and Keith Ford as co-starters. White got the start but didn’t get another carry after that first drive. Traveon Williams got the bulk of the carries in the first half. Ford didn’t get a carry until end of the 1st half. This is the kind of stuff that drives you crazy with A&M. These odd decisions are why both Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray left. They blame the “Manziell” culture that’s still there.

    They had the ball at the 1 yard line and didn’t put White in, which is pretty disrespectful. Now they are playing a cupcake, will they disrespect White or throw him a bone? If they let one guy play exclusively in the 2nd half, he could have a huge day. It’s like flipping a 3 sided coin, although I would probably bet on Ford. Ford and Williams are 2000, while White is 2900. One of those guys will have 2 TD’s and 100 yards.

  • 100rings

    Guys chill they are trying! They have made lots of changes during just 1 week, they cannot cannot do everything at once! Sometimes we sound like crybabies on here. They are obviously as you can imagine incredibly busy, and they are trying to switch to a new and better platform/software… At least they are offering us college football!!!! Of course some of the pricing may be off, but that will get better over time, may be 3 weeks, may be 6 weeks, may be next season… but in the meantime be grateful we have a place to play at all!

  • nickrock23

    I agree, if some guys are mispriced, every player has the same opportunity to start them or not start them. I entered a user-created max salary cap contest yesterday, which I hope fills… doesn’t mean because I used all 75,000 in salary I won’t get beat badly by someone who only uses 65,000 in salary.

  • mvanderk10

    @nickrock23 said...

    I agree, if some guys are mispriced, every player has the same opportunity to start them or not start them. I entered a user-created max salary cap contest yesterday, which I hope fills… doesn’t mean because I used all 75,000 in salary I won’t get beat badly by someone who only uses 65,000 in salary.

    I ignore the salary when picking players and that’s always been my strategy.

  • yostradamus

    @100rings said...

    Guys chill they are trying! They have made lots of changes during just 1 week, they cannot cannot do everything at once! Sometimes we sound like crybabies on here. They are obviously as you can imagine incredibly busy, and they are trying to switch to a new and better platform/software… At least they are offering us college football!!!! Of course some of the pricing may be off, but that will get better over time, may be 3 weeks, may be 6 weeks, may be next season… but in the meantime be grateful we have a place to play at all!

    No shit………chill………..they complain all day here instead of sending suggestions to FP………weak……

  • yostradamus

    @Dadeano860 said...

    Exactly my point Nick. How can every lineup not have Francois and Mike Williams? That’s why it’s not fun. Seth Russell is 1/4 of the #

    then stop complaining on here and do not play on FP… solved

  • mvanderk10

    “Do or do not, there is no try” -Yoda hahahaha

  • 100rings

    Rather than complaining Im just worried you guys dont take all of my money this weekend :) I wish we could get more action going on FanPicks and Draftworld. Right now there seems to be no more than 30 to 50 of us on there maybe? Hard to tell but hopefully the word will get out. I have a hard time getting my friends pumped up to play CFB fantasy, I dont understand why. They think they dont stand a chance.

  • ItzJamesFTW

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    @yostradamus said...

    No shit………chill………..they complain all day here instead of sending suggestions to FP………weak……

    The excesive “stop complaining” ‘complaining’ has to stop too dude. These are legitimate concerns. Maybe some of you play this casually, but there were a bunch of pro CFB DFS players who are still looking to find their niche back on FanPicks. Things like broken pricing ruins the flow and experience because you get trapped in a vacuum of knowing you either have to match a % of a player started due to a failed price, or spend 4-5k more for “variance”. If you guys can’t understand the legitimate complaints then you likely don’t take this too serious. So your “Stop complaining or don’t play!” posts are already a bit old. We obviously want to play, we just don’t want to play on a broken product. Thought they would have fixed QB pricing in week 2. Hopefully they will in week 3. If not, then there are issues and FP will never be more than a passive, casual DFS site.

  • 100rings

    ItzJames… come on man thats totally not fair, I can’t speak for Yostradamus but I personally have been playing on Fanduel since 2011/2012 before DK even existed, I have seen the ups and downs of the 2 big dogs as far as the sites themselves go, and I have seen sites like FantasyAces, Fantasy Feud, etc. that personally I just couldn’t play on because they weren’t as clean as Fanduel and Draftkings nor did they have the users. I didn’t complain, I just played on the sites that I wanted… I remember the days about everyone complaining about everything under the sun about Fanduel.

    That brings us to Draftworld and Fanpicks, they are technically new sites and will have to have time to grow and hire and get better. They are not fan duel or draft kings, they do not have the infrastructure, the software, the employees, etc of these 2 companies so its just not fair to compare them.

    I play $1,000 to $5,000 each weekend combined NFL and CFB, I 100% do NOT consider myself a pro, but I do make/profit a decent amount of money each year in fantasy. If the site simply is not where it needs to be right now for a big player such as head chopper, etc then Headchopper or whoever it may be is as smart as any of us and they can make the decision to play big stakes yet or not, or wait until the site gets their act together a little bit. But the complaining is ridiculous. Why don’t you just say hey, the site is new, they will get better, in the meantime lets be thankful we have a START of somewhere to play, and over time it will get better.

    Plus who made you God of DFS sites? There were people 1 year ago saying Fantasy Draft Sucked, and that no one would ever play there, and complaining just like you are now… Now Fantasy Draft is pretty flawless and one of the cleanest sites on the market. So like Yostradamus said chill, and just don’t play there if you don’t like it. I personally am PULLING HARD for Fanpicks and Draftworld, they are both attempting to offer us a product all of us want so so bad, so lets get them a little while and see where it goes. I know Fanpicks has already lowered Rake from 15% to 10%, why can’t you talk about that rather than the negative? Draftworld is adding an Import Feature tomorrow, they are both making progress. Lets try to help them rather than ridicule them.

    Alright Im off my soapbox!

  • ItzJamesFTW

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    @100rings said...

    Plus who made you God of DFS sites?

    Nothing I said implemented anything more than me giving my opinion. If so and so gets an opinion, so do I. I think that’s how it works. For every person complaining, there is a person complaining about complaining. We should accept that everyone can say what they want. It’s a forum for christ sake.

    I’m simply saying that people have the right to complain about pricing. It’s something currently in a bad state and people have every right to say “hey, this isn’t quite right, you need to fix this.” Do you not think Hill, Prukop, Francois, Nelson need fixing? I think we all will agree that they do, so there is nothing wrong with pointing it out. I think we all need to temper expectations. I love that FP exists. Before telling me that I am “ridiculing them” it would be nice if you knew how many people I have let know about FP in the CFB commuinity and how I have lobbied to grow their player base on Twitter and other places. Don’t judge by a post. I am playing there still and will continue to do so, but giving a criticism isn’t ridiculing them.

  • mvanderk10

    I think the pricing hurts a casual player, a casual player and logic tell you the more exspensive players will put up more points than a minimum priced guy. This could frustrate a casual player and they could quit. I think it’s important for a site like fanpicks to get pricing right…I could care less about the pricing I do a lot of research and can play the right guys. I think that as already as small as it is, and one of the few sites offering college that they need to take advantage of it and not let casual players get taken advantage of that don’t have the time to do the right research.

  • Stangs13

    Here’s my thought. We all get the strengths and weeknesses of the sites at this point let’s all move on one way or another and start talking about some football because that’s why we are here.

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