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  • Hubert115

    I like to see people making money to inspire me to keep trying.. So far sadly I am in the hole about $250-300..

    Post how much you’re up and what you do (Cash/GPP)

    Post pictures of some winnings if you want to :) I love seeing that stuff.

    Also what site do you get your information from? RG,FC,FL ect.

    Sorry if this is the wrong section!

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  • shaunovery

    Been playing 4 months down about 500

  • CDonaldson83

    Iv been playing for 3 years and I’m probably even. Iv won around 1K only to give it all back slowly.

  • Erocksya2

    If I tell you i’m down hundreds of thousands will more of my head to head games sell? Lets go with this!

  • xdan3220

    In winnings on Fanduel almost purely GPP player just over $84,000. Taken out about 65k over the years went a long way in paying off student loans

  • Hubert115

    I just don’t understand how people win so much :(

  • catmando

    last year plus 5k year before minus 12k year before plus 2k..the rake is killing me this year so i really am only dabbling in a lotto tix version every week in a slam or something.

  • Pickle29

    I deposited $10 to DK back in February for the umpteenth time, and I’m up to $63 now. I’m feeling pretty damn good about myself.

  • catmando

    just like casino’s these sites dont build themselves on the backs of winners..if 1.3 percent are making money they must all be on this thread

    http://www.mckinsey.com/industries/media-and-entertainment/our-insights/for-daily-fantasy-sports-operators-the-curse-of-too-much-skill

  • ckamins87

    • 2016 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    • 2016 FanDuel WFBBC Finalist

    @catmando said...

    just like casino’s these sites dont build themselves on the backs of winners..if 1.3 percent are making money they must all be on this thread

    Actually, the sites build themselves on winners and loses alike…they get the same percentage no matter who wins. Casinos rely on losers, DFS site operators only need people to show up and play, and the site automatically wins regardless. That 1.3% you quoted also accounts for 40% of all entry fees. Strangely, that sample was the first half of 2015 mlb season, which to me is weird. Why not use a full NFL or NBA season? or show comparisons by sport?

  • Hubert115

    @ckamins87 said...

    Actually, the sites build themselves on winners and loses alike…they get the same percentage no matter who wins. Casinos rely on losers, DFS site operators only need people to show up and play, and the site automatically wins regardless. That 1.3% you quoted also accounts for 40% of all entry fees. Strangely, that sample was the first half of 2015 mlb season, which to me is weird. Why not use a full NFL or NBA season? or show comparisons by sport?

    This is 100% true. They don’t care who wins or loses. The more contests that fill up = more money

  • zshoom

    • 2016 Single Entry Series Finalist

    @catmando said...

    just like casino’s these sites dont build themselves on the backs of winners..if 1.3 percent are making money they must all be on this thread

    http://www.mckinsey.com/industries/media-and-entertainment/our-insights/for-daily-fantasy-sports-operators-the-curse-of-too-much-skill

    From your linked article: “91 percent of DFS player profits were won by just 1.3 percent of players”

    This does not mean that only 1.3 percent of players are profitable. It just means that 1.3 percent of players win most of the money.
    I have been playing for just over a year. I have deposited $200 into the site, and have made what I consider to be a pretty nice profit. The thing is, what I consider to be a pretty nice profit is probably less than the daily entry fees for the 1.3 percent.

    That 1.3% is just talking about the high bankroll sharks. I don’t have the source handy, but I remember reading somewhere that around 15% of DFS players made money or at least broke even, which sounds about right and is exactly as it should be for a skill game.

  • Hubert115

    @zshoom said...

    From your linked article: “91 percent of DFS player profits were won by just 1.3 percent of players”

    This does not mean that only 1.3 percent of players are profitable. It just means that 1.3 percent of players win most of the money.
    I have been playing for just over a year. I have deposited $200 into the site, and have made what I consider to be a pretty nice profit. The thing is, what I consider to be a pretty nice profit is probably less than the daily entry fees for the 1.3 percent.

    That 1.3% is just talking about the high bankroll sharks. I don’t have the source handy, but I remember reading somewhere that around 15% of DFS players made money or at least broke even, which sounds about right and is exactly as it should be for a skill game.

    What is considered a “pretty nice profit” if you don’t mind me asking :)

  • Jellydragon

    Contests Entries ITM ROI Av Score Av Win Score Profit
    NBA 13 22 36% 95.51% 245.8 268.9 $149.00

    I have just started playing, I come from poker and actually know as much about the nba or DFS as a random girl you will see on the street. After doing a little research I can promise you that you do not want to have any more winning poker players come and play DFS as i think they would crush it once they get the hang of DFS. I have only entered 22 times in the nba and i already have the way i pick my teams strategy down and can see only a few % of people use the same strategy, obviously i have only entered low stakes but mark my words if its not the buzz word right now it will be, its not a big sample size but by using a game theory type approach pacifically GTO to picking teams i have been able win with out knowing what SG and F role was in basketball ( i knida of understand now tho)

  • yeahthisiscuddy

    @Jellydragon said...

    Contests Entries ITM ROI Av Score Av Win Score Profit
    NBA 13 22 36% 95.51% 245.8 268.9 $149.00

    I have just started playing, I come from poker and actually know as much about the nba or DFS as a random girl you will see on the street. After doing a little research I can promise you that you do not want to have any more winning poker players come and play DFS as i think they would crush it once they get the hang of DFS. I have only entered 22 times in the nba and i already have the way i pick my teams strategy down and can see only a few % of people use the same strategy, obviously i have only entered low stakes but mark my words if its not the buzz word right now it will be, its not a big sample size but by using a game theory type approach pacifically GTO to picking teams i have been able win with out knowing what SG and F role was in basketball ( i knida of understand now tho)

    I don’t think it’s a coincidence that a lot of the pro DFS players used to be pro poker players. The skills are highly transferable.

  • xdan3220

    @zshoom said...

    From your linked article: “91 percent of DFS player profits were won by just 1.3 percent of players”

    This does not mean that only 1.3 percent of players are profitable. It just means that 1.3 percent of players win most of the money.
    I have been playing for just over a year. I have deposited $200 into the site, and have made what I consider to be a pretty nice profit. The thing is, what I consider to be a pretty nice profit is probably less than the daily entry fees for the 1.3 percent.

    That 1.3% is just talking about the high bankroll sharks. I don’t have the source handy, but I remember reading somewhere that around 15% of DFS players made money or at least broke even, which sounds about right and is exactly as it should be for a skill game.

    Well said. I’d also add that this is such a skewed stat, 91 percent of profit by 1.3 percent of players. Just going to take tonights 300k MEGA Payoff Pitch as an example of why this is so faulty. 12,700 entries for 300k. $108,500 of the 300k prize pool goes to the Top 10, aka .07 percent of the field is getting 1/3 of the prizes. So of course that number is always going to be skewed, I once hit for 40,000 in one night so even though I wasn’t a high volume player or a “shark” of course that catapulted me into a higher echelon of winners.

  • catmando

    i am pretty sure that from what i have read on threads and in papers that about 6 percent make money but that may not be same 6 percent each year..much like poker industry.

  • Ntucker2

    check my rankings!!!! Lol

  • Ntucker2

    But it’s all about dedication persistence & confidence!!!!

  • Aberlanche

    Finally took down (nearly) a GPP last night for $15K! I usually play about $20-30/night split across sports at something like a 70/30 cash to GPP. The Steiner promo swayed me into playing a $25 entry (which I never do) so the timing was incredibly lucky! On Fanduel, I deposited $200 a couple months ago and, before last night, was down to around $50 left out of that…

    https://www.fanduel.com/games/15425/contests/15425-24190320/entries/474641643/scoring

    Also have been playing DK for about a year at lower stakes of around $10/night and, thanks to a #3 finish on a GPP last summer for $1500, am dead even with where I
    started about a year ago.

    For research, I pretty much stick to RG and Rotowire.

  • Hubert115

    Wow man nice job!!! That’s incredible

  • Jellydragon

    first time playing PGA on draft kings and in 5 games cashing 5 and 1s($175uptop) in one all guarantees, am i a natural or just lucky?

    I would pick lucky but feel like i know what im doing, even tho i dont ever watch golf i just looked at the numbers did math and shipped it

  • tvsfrink

    @Jellydragon said...

    first time playing PGA on draft kings and in 5 games cashing 5 and 1s($175uptop) in one all guarantees, am i a natural or just lucky?

    I would pick lucky but feel like i know what im doing, even tho i dont ever watch golf i just looked at the numbers did math and shipped it

    If you really are from the future then you wouldn’t have to ask.

  • dictator_teddy

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    @Jellydragon said...

    first time playing PGA on draft kings and in 5 games cashing 5 and 1s($175uptop) in one all guarantees, am i a natural or just lucky?

    I would pick lucky but feel like i know what im doing, even tho i dont ever watch golf i just looked at the numbers did math and shipped it

    cool story bro. if you think you may be that good, you down for some MLB HU4ROLLZ?

  • Gateman07

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    @Hubert115 said...

    I’m switching up my strategy since I’ve been losing a lot on baseball. I usually do $25/day and I put about $18-20 in one lineup that is all cash games and 1 GPP then I make about 5 other lineups and do all GPPs. Now I’m going to do 5 lineups all doing $4 in cash games and $1 in GPPs each. hopefully my luck turns around!

    I just read through this thread and I understand your frustration, but speaking from experience, I would strongly recommend against this approach.

    I have been at this grind for a long, long time, and I can say without a doubt that I do better on nights when I make one lineup and one lineup only for both cash and GPPs. I used to do the “cash lineup with 4-5 GPPs lineup” strategy, but I found myself wasting a lot of time trying to craft GPP teams and I ended up neglecting my cash teams, which are the baseline for a successful long term player.

    The issue with baseball, is that the mega-field GPPs for baseball require lineup builds that are somewhat irrational for cash game play. My suggestion for players at your stakes would be to play cash and the 50 or 100 man non-double up “leagues” in lieu of the massive “carrot on a stick turn $2 into $10k” GPPs. This way you still get the thrill of a larger payoff if your team smashes, but you can focus on just making one, solid team per night. The $10, 100-man leagues pay $250 to first, have lower rake, and the competition is much weaker than entering big GPPs where professional GPP players are entering 50+ perfectly constructed stacks.

    Just my two cents.

  • EZBreezy

    @Hubert115 said...

    I just don’t understand how people win so much :(

    I recently started playing in February doing a little NBA and now first time MLB player. I put in $400 and am up a little over 1k. I have taken down two late night MLB GPP for about $500 each (a few of us tied first). I am still waiting for a big GPP win but keep grinding. For MLB I recommend using 1/2 LU and maybe switching out a couple of players that aren’t in your stack. I used to put in a bunch of different $3 entries with different stacked teams but wasn’t making any money. The late night ones with 2-4 games to choose from and about 7,000 people are easier to navigate through. I have had more success with bigger payouts that way. Definitely trust your gut and instincts. I learned a lot reading this thread seeing how I am new to this as well. One thing I read somewhere on RG is people never consider their competition, only the games. If you read about an “under the radar” player online, you’re not alone. It’s grueling but it’s fun to compete against the best players. Keep at it! I am 1000000000% behind the notion that this isn’t gambling, it’s a skill. There’s a reason a lot of the same people win and win big.

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