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  • dude_abides7

    Not trying to beat a dead horse. We all know FD treats NHL DFS like a red headed step-child but today’s lobby is really rich.

    Today is 3/18 – There are currently satty contests in the lobby offering tix for a contest that has already concluded!!! The 3/17 Super Goal.

    I mean really FD?

    Furthermore, the KOTI Hockey final is on 4/2, at this very moment there are zero satties posted today.

    At the end of the day I understand NHL takes a back seat (more like leashed to the bumper) to NBA, NFL and MLB. But don’t they at least need to pay better attention than this?

  • tvsfrink

    @deejones49 said...

    FD has a better hockey product than DK it could be better like getting rid of the plus minus

    If you don’t like +/-, why do you like FD better? I hate nhl on FD mainly due to +/-.

  • Jsandhu

    @DirtysBurgers said...

    FD certainly does not put in the required effort to have a passable NHL product, but I am surprised that there are not more complaints about DK’s NHL offering.

    I play 90-95% of my action at DK, but I am constantly annoyed by their lack of having players in proper positions (I couldn’t stack WPG2 or BUF1 a few nights ago because all players are listed as centers) and I can’t play 50/50s at DK anymore because there are only 20 man games which are always filled with sharks. When someone tries to open a 100 man 50/50 it never fills…

    At least FD has 100 man 50/50s and lists players at proper positions more than 60% of the time… I honestly wish that both of the big 2 would pay closer attention to their NHL offerings.

    They really should have multi posiition eligibility. Don’t know why it’s so hard and would make the game tougher instead of ppl just stacking lines… could make it more creative.

  • ivymoose

    With the recent scoring changes in baseball, I could see FD getting rid of fractional scoring and multiplying everything by 5 or something (making goalie saves 1 pt, GA minus 5, etc..) and since they got rid of negatives for outs in baseball, who knows, maybe they get rid of plus minus, or diminish the effect by leaving it at +/- 1 with every other category being 5x what it currently is.

  • maxeernst

    @deejones49 said...

    FD has a better hockey product than DK it could be better like getting rid of the plus minus

    Strongly, strongly disagree.

    DK has an infinitely better product and they seem to make more of an effort (though not enough).

    I would love to hear your reasoning as to why FD is offering even a remotely decent NHL product these days…

  • pokerrob1970

    DraftDay BLB Finalist

    Things that imo FD NHL does better than DK.

    1. Many more and larger Single entry Gpps
    2. Adjusts player positions daily
    3. Doesn’t give out bonuses (the guy already has a hatty he does not need more pts)
    4. Max 4 players from 1 team

    That’s really about it. Everything else goes in favor of DK.

  • dude_abides7

    @johnnyj580 said...

    Well …guess we can close out the file on that one.

    I like your style Dude.

  • dude_abides7

    My preference for FD is based on their league play offering. The 100 man league is a staple to my daily plays. I match all my GPP plays with leagues. 200th place in the Breakway might win you $20, but the score in a league wins you $50. That heavy multiplier lets you maximize/leverage your winning plays.

    I actually no longer mind the +/- anymore and am perfectly fine if they retain it. I have a gut feel they might lessen from -1 to -.5.

  • mckaygod

    its pretty tilting that the breakaway is only 20k tonight and for the last 3-4 nights…..It was filling every night at 30-32k so lets drop 10-20k…..good ole fd!

  • AVirk51

    2014 FFFC Finalist, 2014 DFBC Finalist, 2015 FD MLB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    • 2014 FanDuel WFFC Finalist

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      2014 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    What always gets me is the entry limits on FD…..tomorrow is the Super Monster, which is most likely the last big NHL contest besides the KOTI in a few weeks. It will probably be a 300 to 500 ppl tourney….and the entry limit will be something silly like 30 or 40. How does that make any sense?

    They have ran about 3-4 of these this year I think…..and they fill. Every. Time. Usually 3-4 hours before lineup lock…..last time it was filled like by 1 pm ET. I could understand if they ran one earlier in the year and there was overlay…but they easily fill, because to be honest, it’s one of the few times that a player can actually win decent money in NHL on FD throughout the year. So why not reduce the limit to like 15, so it’s not the same 3-4 guys that max out their entries.

    Last time I didn’t have any satty wins, so wanted to put in a couple of entries and I couldn’t even put one in because it was already full…..just ridiculous!

    Same goes for the NBA Super Baller for tonight…..granted, it’s a $1065 entry, but the max should still be set at like 10, maybe 15. They brought it down to 25 this time around, and I think there are only a handful of spots left….it’s not even 9 am on the day of.

  • Heterodox

    @dude_abides7 said...

    My preference for FD is based on their league play offering. The 100 man league is a staple to my daily plays. I match all my GPP plays with leagues. 200th place in the Breakway might win you $20, but the score in a league wins you $50. That heavy multiplier lets you maximize/leverage your winning plays.

    I actually no longer mind the +/- anymore and am perfectly fine if they retain it. I have a gut feel they might lessen from -1 to -.5.

    What you describe here is the single biggest thing that puts FD’s NHL offerings ahead, in my opinion. My question is, why? Why does FD have such vibrant leagues, while DK has virtually nothing?

  • Heterodox

    @Jsandhu said...

    They really should have multi posiition eligibility. Don’t know why it’s so hard and would make the game tougher instead of ppl just stacking lines… could make it more creative.

    I have taken this to be DK’s answer to FD’s stacking limits. Instead of limiting the number of players you can have from one team, they just make it harder by forcing you to use up three center spots just to stack a full line. I’m not sure what I like better. It’s frustrating on DK, because usually I don’t want any more than the three players from a given line anyway. At the same time, it creates opportunities in other ways, and it isn’t an issue for every team that I want to stack players from.

  • SteveM

    I am probably in the minority, but I don’t mind at all when sites make it hard to stack lines. Stacking is such a common practice now, I like it when it’s tricky because it makes it just a bit harder for “lazy people” ( = anyone the slightest bit lazier than me) to pull it off. Earlier this season FD seemed to be bending over backwards to accommodate stackers. A guy would be listed at one position one day, the coach would scramble lines, and the next day that same player is listed at whatever position he needed to be in to allow the perfect line stack. Rinse and repeat. They really seemed to be catering to the stackers. It took away some of my edge because I had set up my spreadsheet to highlight “jacked up lines” that would have to be matched with complimentary ones and not just any old line. And because these lines were tricky to stack, they were also underowned. I don’t play there anymore, but that BUF CCC line on DK has brought back happy memories.

    This is all part of my general rant about people new to DFS pretty much just expecting to show up, be told what formula to follow, and make easy profit. It’s harder than that. As it should be.

  • pokerrob1970

    DraftDay BLB Finalist

    The issue is with the exception of a few centers, almost every forward will at some point in time play on the left or right side and even center. Maybe go 1 center 4 forwards 2 D and 1 utility. Stacking Sucks no matter what!!! But i would still rather be able to get the forwards i want over getting pissed off that the site has a team listed with 7 centers

  • dude_abides7

    Everything filled 2 hours early today because FD did not adjust their contest size from a 4 slate night (Monday) to a 10 slate night. Either they have mailed it in on NHL or they are pussies to the overlay. Either way, it is obvious they don’t care about NHL.

  • tvsfrink

    Pussies to the Overlay was my college band’s second album.

  • msr427

    On FD NHL lineup, they made mistakes again….
    they have has Steph curry in defense and Danica Patrick in net with A-rod playing center. Gonna use Kane and Panarin n throw in palmieri….what do u think???
    Best thing i did this year was quit FD for good, changed my whole season and won GPP n got a 4th ten days later….thanks FD for being so bad….

  • msr427

    On FD NHL lineup, they made mistakes again….
    they have has Steph curry in defense and Danica Patrick in net with A-rod playing center. Gonna use Kane and Panarin n throw in palmieri….what do u think???
    Best thing i did this year was quit FD for good, changed my whole season and won GPP n got a 4th ten days later….thanks FD for being so bad….

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