I just noticed that the Friday $3 Squeeze now pays a whopping $5 for a minimum cash, meaning you can’t even double your money with a minimum cash. On top of that, if I hit first place in the same tourney, instead of making 15k, I make 5k, 1/3 of what I would have made prior to today.
So basically, a minimum cash is now spread out to 25% of the entries, but I make $1 less unless I hit the 2nd tier of cashing, which requires that I hit a top 15% score to DOUBLE my money. Before, a top 20% score doubled my money. It’s HARDER to double my money with this new structure. And if I hit a top 10 score the payouts are significantly less than before. I make less at the bottom and less up top.
There is a reason that double ups exist. If I want better odds of doubling my money I can just enter those. That was never the allure of a GPP to me. Adding insult to injury, if I have a top 15-25% score I am not even DOUBLING my money. I am getting $2 profit on a $3 investment. With such a weak payout structure in the top 10 now what is the point of even playing in GPPs anymore? I can enter the large field double up and have a 43-44% chance of getting twice my money as compared to having to hit a top 15% score in the squeeze to double my money.
I know some people love this, but this has zero appeal to me personally. If both sites are going to be almost identical what is the point of even having two sites? They should just join forces and become one site. I won’t be playing any more MLB contests that offer this kind of payout. My days of playing DFS as a GPP only player are drawing quickly to an end.