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  • jackflak55

    I am a novice player who normally plays two or three 11-man double-ups on DK., for $10 each day.
    Last year, I was doing very well, winning a little bit, and just enough to make it fun. Then Memorial Day came around, and all of a sudden, I couldn’t cash anything, for weeks, and got cleaned out.

    I used to play a lot of poker, and have studied proper money management. This season, I have applied some sound money management strategies, properly varying the amount I wager each night, using a regression system. This year, again, after Memorial Day, I went from averaging around 105 points to 65 points like a switch went off. Pitching is impossible to predict, and I haven’t figured out a way to minimize that risk.

    I’m on a streak where I failed to cash a single contest for four days in a row, so I figure some time off is due.

    How do you deal with bad losing streaks? This current one that I am in is so deep and dramatic that I am losing interest. Most lineups I can make in the past two weeks get wrecked by one bad inning faster than the time it took to make them.

  • cy1985

    Take some time off, lower your bankroll, play other contests with smaller fields.

  • jimmyquinella

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    The only way to get through….

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  • madmanjayWV

    @jackflak55 said...

    I am a novice player who normally plays two or three 11-man double-ups on DK., for $10 each day.
    Last year, I was doing very well, winning a little bit, and just enough to make it fun. Then Memorial Day came around, and all of a sudden, I couldn’t cash anything, for weeks, and got cleaned out.

    I used to play a lot of poker, and have studied proper money management. This season, I have applied some sound money management strategies, properly varying the amount I wager each night, using a regression system. This year, again, after Memorial Day, I went from averaging around 105 points to 65 points like a switch went off. Pitching is impossible to predict, and I haven’t figured out a way to minimize that risk.

    I’m on a streak where I failed to cash a single contest for four days in a row, so I figure some time off is due.

    How do you deal with bad losing streaks? This current one that I am in is so deep and dramatic that I am losing interest. Most lineups I can make in the past two weeks get wrecked by one bad inning faster than the time it took to make them.

    Consider yourself lucky!

    You’ve learned the first rule of #BEISBOL #ALL-PITCHERS-SUCK

  • panters

    “Fortunately” I work Saturday and Sunday nights. That gives me an opportunity to take a break. If I cannot follow games on Statcast or TV I’m not interested in DFS. I only play night slates during the week.
    On Saturday and Sunday I feel rushed in my research.It sort of clears my head and I don’t confuse players/stats.
    Good luck.

  • krazyju84

    If you are depositing more than withdrawing then you could benefit by switching your process, different games/different roster construction. If you have a proven consistent positive ROI then you may need to tweak something or taking a break could be helpful.

  • Roma315

    By moving up in buy in and max entering to a place I feel uncomfortable.

    But seriously lower entries or drop to a lower buy in until you start to get the upswing back

  • Njsum1

    Few things:

    1) competition becomes tougher in MLB after memorial day as top players can now incorporate this year’s data into their player selection and players who were new to MLB DFS either stopped playing or got better. You said last year you had trouble after memorial day as well, this is why.

    2) if youre making 3 lineups per night and haven’t cashed in 4 days maybe take a look to tweak your process a bit, as thats 12 unsuccessful lineups. Even then it could still just be variance or bad luck. Yet if you’re playing 1 lineup into 2 or 3 contests, 4 losing lineups is simply variance and many top players have experienced far worse losing streaks.

    3) if you’re just playing for fun, then take some time off and relax. If your doing this for side income, I wouldn’t take time off. Id either play the QA, dollar games, or free competitions to try and fix what may or may not be broken.

    Hope this helps..Good luck

  • DoryandApsis

    I would suggest to playing lower stakes. I prefer only betting 10% of my bankroll per day and for those slates that I dont feel confident in, I go lower. There are definitely going to be some swings but following a consistent plan should help to mitigate those variances. Good luck.

  • jonconnington

    Embrace the variance. The best players can easily have consistent losing weeks. Just analyze what lineups you are building and why. If you can stand behind your decisions then don’t worry.

  • Taterchipdip

    Just cry a lot and blame someone else for you losing all that money.

    The Cubs did this just last night.

  • Jvanspro

    Continue to grind, if your process is sound don’t change it. You can dig yourself a big hole by changing your process. I feel like I’m just snapping out of a 2 week losing streak. Neatly two weeks of bubbling or nearly coming in last. This was after being red hot for over a month. It sucks and we all go through it. Your goal is to be profitable by the end of season though.

  • Epignosis

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    Challenge me to a head-to-head. That should help you out some, the way I’ve been at it lately.

  • texasrangersfan

    Just stack the Yankees, Diamondbacks, Brewers, Reds, Nats, and/or Astros. Stick to these teams and you will profit.

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