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  • nrberkeley

    Nothing more…carry on with your day.

  • CodeBandit

    Yes the 3 pitcher plus utility hitter contests were fun.

  • nickcupolo

    • 2016 FanDuel WFBBC Finalist

    Snake drafts, pick-ems, the on-site performance calculator that let you isolate your strongest game types and buy-in level.

    They had so many great things and were ahead of their time.

  • YoungFischer

    I miss Josh Hamilton. And ECW wrestling.

    Now to be more constructive, what specifically do you miss about DraftStreet?

  • YoungFischer

    I still can’t decide if I loved or hated the option of taking a relief pitcher as the 3rd SP.

    FantasyFeud was pretty close to DraftStreet in terms of roster formats. They couldn’t get traction.

    Lots of people have fond memories for the good ol’ days of DFS. I wonder if it’s just that—nostalgia.

  • Jnvrmind

    I don’t miss getting points for penalty minutes in NHL. Always hated that.

  • thedude404

    • 2015 FanDuel NBA Playboy Mansion Finalist

    I just wore my Draftstreet tshirt yesterday. Sigh. The good old days of DFS.

  • jlowery73

    2012 DDC Main Event Champion

    • 2014 FAFC Finalist

    • x3

      2015 FACFC Finalist

    I still have 3 shirts of DS that I wear around the house haha….it was easily the best site I have played on for several reasons. 3 pitchers (could be relief pitchers so more strategy in regards to cap), great pricing that was complex and changed often (rarely were two players the same dollar amount example $3995 for Rizzo but $3548 for Votto), utility positions (those SHOULD be a must in all sports to create greater variance, negative points for NBA and MLB, etc. Simply great work was put into the way that site was built and maintained.

    I even loved looking at the leaderboards. The good ole days of DFS where there were not optimizers and lineup builders.
    Where you had to research from square one instead of trying to digest WHICH of the massive amounts of info out there you would actually use today. Where chalk plays were not determined so easily in 10 minutes of your time.
    Seem like yesterday on one hand and forever ago in reality…

  • nvalencia30

    • x2

      2014 FAFC Finalist

    • 2015 FAWBC Finalist

    Couldn’t agree with you more, @jlowery73. The pricing was so sharp. I remember a 21 game Saturday college basketball slate that was just awesome because a lot of the people didn’t research the lesser-known teams and players and you couldn’t just use someone else’s projection system to build your teams. The leaderboards were terrific, because you could search for an athlete and get their ownership percentage in the contest (no CSV download needed). Obviously this wasn’t going to happen, but when DK bought DS, they should have gotten rid of the DK platform.

    P.S. I am wearing a DraftStreet shirt as I type this.

  • jimmyquinella

    • Blogger of the Month

    Agree, but I also miss….

    Journey with Steve Perry

    Playing “Oregon Trail” on my Apple II

  • thedude404

    • 2015 FanDuel NBA Playboy Mansion Finalist

    @YoungFischer said...

    Lots of people have fond memories for the good ol’ days of DFS. I wonder if it’s just that—nostalgia.

    No, it’s the feeling that you actually had a chance to win.

  • YoungFischer

    Optimizers, algorithms, projection systems. etc. are here to stay. In this era, DraftStreet’s more challenging roster and salary structure would only increase the advantage of more skilled players.

    If or when DK/FD merge they are going to need a way to maintain volume across a single site. I’d suggest they consider two game options: 1) A simpler FD style game with single SP/QB, no Utils, and straightforward salary structure and 2) A more complicated Draftstreet style game with multiple SP/QB/Utils and more complex salary structure. Players would have the option of playing either game type.

    PS, where would one get DraftStreet merchandise these days?

  • sjs1890

    • 2013 DraftStreet DSBC Finalist

    @jlowery73 said...

    I still have 3 shirts of DS that I wear around the house haha….it was easily the best site I have played on for several reasons. 3 pitchers (could be relief pitchers so more strategy in regards to cap), great pricing that was complex and changed often (rarely were two players the same dollar amount example $3995 for Rizzo but $3548 for Votto), utility positions (those SHOULD be a must in all sports to create greater variance, negative points for NBA and MLB, etc. Simply great work was put into the way that site was built and maintained.

    I even loved looking at the leaderboards. The good ole days of DFS where there were not optimizers and lineup builders.
    Where you had to research from square one instead of trying to digest WHICH of the massive amounts of info out there you would actually use today. Where chalk plays were not determined so easily in 10 minutes of your time.
    Seem like yesterday on one hand and forever ago in reality…

    I wonder if there’s any chance Draftstreet could make a comeback??? Draftstreet was easily the best dfs site that has existed and actually had upper management who knew what they were doing. Imo they would still easily give the big sites a run for their money RIP Draftsreet.

  • Markness

    DraftKings Team

    @YoungFischer said...

    I miss Josh Hamilton. And ECW wrestling.

    Now to be more constructive, what specifically do you miss about DraftStreet?

    Specifics would be great :)

  • KindGuy

    Yea DS was sick. I didn’t even mind their 1990s style UI because the features were so awesome. Snake drafts, pick’ems!

    It was also pretty quirky with its non rounded pricing.

    Chat feature was awesome too.

    And of course one of the best parts was the leaderboard that showed the top winners and their revenue. Condia dominated along with rickmilitar…… what ever happened to rick?

    RIP DS. I still have a pen.

  • kaetorade

    • 2013 DraftStreet DSBBC Finalist

    @Markness said...

    Specifics would be great :)

    Flex/utility is at the top of my list. The industry has morphed into something much different, but ideally, big prize leagues with small entry limits are much easier on the eyes. As mentioned earlier in this thread, the rise of content sites/alogs, etc. is responsible for the ‘chalky’ nature of today’s cash games. It was inevitable and even DS couldn’t have altered that landscape.

  • randlan

    @YoungFischer said...

    If or when DK/FD merge they are going to need a way to maintain volume across a single site. I’d suggest they consider two game options: 1) A simpler FD style game with single SP/QB, no Utils, and straightforward salary structure and 2) A more complicated Draftstreet style game with multiple SP/QB/Utils and more complex salary structure. Players would have the option of playing either game type.

    About a week ago FanDuel did some video interviews with a few people in order to get some feedback. I agreed to participate because I wanted to have a say (even if it’s just a very tiny say) in how a DK-FD site ends up. One of the things I talked about was that it’s going to be very difficult for them to get me to play my current level (across both sites) on a single combined site. I said that the only way would be if they had two completely different formats with different roster construction and pricing, but because that will require twice the work, I’m not sure sure they will go that route.

    Seeing this post reminded me of DraftStreet’s pick’ems. I actually had my first big win in a DS pick’em contest, just over 3 years ago now. Pick’ems are so different from the standard salary cap games that have come to dominate the industry, and they are relatively simpler to fill out quickly. No more worrying about fitting under the cap, just choose your favourite option in a tier and move on to the next. I wish I had mentioned pick’ems during the interview!

  • Dpert002

    Yes I loved Draftstreet! Still wear my shirt around!

  • RikkiDee

    • Ranked #5

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    RIP Markness

  • awilson45

    Wish I could go back to the draftstreet days with the knowledge I have of DFS now

  • tomac

    A simple feature to implement with the DS code that doesnt affect gameplay but greatly enhanced the live scoring experience was the search box for a player’s name, and then the green check on the leaderboard showing you what teams had that player.

    So it’s late in a tourney, and you are chasing a big prize, you can quickly see who in front of you has which players without clicking on every team or downloading a CSV. I absolutely loved it.

  • nvalencia30

    • x2

      2014 FAFC Finalist

    • 2015 FAWBC Finalist

    MARKNESS! Is that a DraftStreet hat you’re wearing?

  • inwhiterooms

    I never had the chance to play on DraftStreet, but I miss the hell out of FantasyFeud. Really wish DK/FD would add some pick ‘em contests. Loved playing those everyday on FF.

  • jackofalltrades

    DS had great snake drafts with a lot of participants even in higher entry level games (109; 215, etc.). You could also save a queue so you wouldn’t have to start from scratch every draft. Great site. I think there is a niche for someone to have a site that features snake drafts now that Draftday is history.

  • nickcupolo

    • 2016 FanDuel WFBBC Finalist

    @jackofalltrades said...

    DS had great snake drafts with a lot of participants even in higher entry level games (109; 215, etc.). You could also save a queue so you wouldn’t have to start from scratch every draft. Great site. I think there is a niche for someone to have a site that features snake drafts now that Draftday is history.

    Playdraft exists but only 5 spots is somewhat a drawback

  • Oregon97232

    Draftstreet is where I got started playing DFS. I was on hooprumors and there was an ad for a freeroll on ds, decided to try it and won $10. Was hooked from there.

    They also had the balls to do NBA finals. I always walked away with a good chunk of money at the end.

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