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  • Paymelate

    I am just about done with NBA, so done that I’m waiting for baseball and I don’t even play baseball DFS like that. Just so many bad luck for me. One day its this one day its that. I am just getting killed by late scratches and just players underperforming in great match ups, or one day I paid up for someone were I should of paid down or one day I paid down were I should of paid up. Been playing DFS for about two years both DK & FD I took 2 tournaments down one for $5K & one for 2K. Fast forward today its been on and off never consistent with both Cash & Tournaments. Any motivation to keep grinding? & Yes I do understand volatility and to Embrace it but sheesh how long do I have to keep embracing this non-sense so good luck can be on my side. Thanks :)

  • tvsfrink

    Unless DFS is your sole source of income, there’s zero harm in taking some time off. I lost for a week straight in NBA last month and took two weeks off, and it recharged my batteries.

  • iron_tactics

    Take a break or start playing every two days instead of every one (gives an extra day for research) would be my recommendation

  • tvsfrink

    Well look at this:

    https://rotogrinders.com/articles/breathe-relax-and-grow-your-bankroll-1767126

  • kaetorade

    • 2013 DraftStreet DSBBC Finalist

    Sounds like you don’t rely on dfs for income. If so, just ask yourself one simple question. Would you have more fun with or without dfs?

  • mwgdfs

    start playing NASCAR

  • Paymelate

    Kaetorade No DFS isn't my only source of Income, I fund DFS with my regular day job. I have fun with DFS. Mwgdfs less violatitly in nascar? tvsfrink Thanks for the article iron_tatics yeah I started playing less especially on weekends. Thanks guys!

  • 1greatbuyz

    • x3

      2014 FanDuel WFFC Finalist

    • 2014 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    If you do it for fun and your not having any fun…… That statement pretty much reaches out and slaps you right in the face. Take a little break, it will be fun again after some time away. You won’t miss anything.

  • whateverworks_187

    If “grinding” feels like a grind. Then you’re not doing it right.

    Take a break. Play ROI+ sports. And, if it’s not fun for you perhaps change hobbies :)

    NFL & other sports are more enjoyable then some of these nightly sports anyway.

  • DRC2828

    I am taking time off till the NBA playoffs and MLB. Right at the start of the year, I narrowly missed winning 100k. It was that night Julius Randle and Willie Reed went off. I started Randle a lot, but not enough. I have him over Jokic on one lineup and its 6-figures…

    Time off is a good thing imo. Just focus on other things and get excited about your comeback.

  • DefinitelyMiami

    @kaetorade said...

    Sounds like you don’t rely on dfs for income. If so, just ask yourself one simple question. Would you have more fun with or without dfs?

    Bingo. I’m in a similar situation as the OP and it just comes down to asking yourself if it’s still fun. Take a couple days off and get back at it

  • RedStorm25

    Take some time off. NBA and MLB can be a grind especially if you’re going through a cold streak. If you wanna stay involved in DFS in the meantime, play some PGA and NASCAR.

  • mellofellowsu

    @Paymelate said...

    Any motivation to keep grinding? & Yes I do understand volatility and to Embrace it but sheesh how long do I have to keep embracing this non-sense so good luck can be on my side. Thanks :)

    Can’t think of it like that. Every day is its own event, a fresh start.

    In my first month of playing DFS (Sept 2014) I took down a tournament and had two more top 5 finishes. Other than a top 10 finish on X-Mas that year I haven’t come close to that kind of run since. That was almost 3 years ago now. Can you imagine how I felt the next year when basically nothing happened for me?

    There is no rhyme or reason to when the good runs occur. Managing expectations is a huge part of this. I agree with everyone else, it should be fun for you. If it isn’t just take a break and re-evaluate things.

  • tgs1976

    • 2016 FanDuel MLB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    Take a break from NBA, buy Stevie’s weekly nascar package, win some money. Re-evaluate your nba lineup building process. Read everything you can afford in the daily marketplace. Come back better than before.

  • tamparoor

    I’ve been losing everyday playing basketball for past 2 months especially on fd no matter how good my team did it was never good enough to win. I mostly moved to dk and avoided basketball last night I finally won my 1st ever gpp it was mma I was in shock when I woke up this morning and seeing 1st place I couldn’t believe it. My advice avoid basketball it seems to be hardest sport to play Mma or NASCAR or golf seem to be easier

  • sochoice

    • 2017 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    • 2017 FanDuel WFFC Champion

    Take the rest of the season off. Your heart isn’t in it and doesn’t sound like you have the motivation to do proper research and ability to embrace the volatility (which happens to everyone). Come back and play another season when you feel fresh and have a more positive outlook on it.

  • Cpjttogether

    you can always play against me h2h. that tends to encourage people about 68% of the time.

  • mannmicj

    STOP wasting your time and money with NBA. I’ve taken several breaks from the NBA this year and it’s been well worth it. I can’t recall having less fun in DFS than this NBA season. Also, don’t PAY for any services thinking it will help. You’ve played long enough to know how it works and where you can find great FREE resources. I say this only so you don’t decrease you ROI even further. NBA has had no consistency this season, it could be the worst DFS sport to play right now, in my opinion.

  • jimmyquinella

    • Blogger of the Month

    I cannot believe all this time and no one read the title and posted…

    That’s what she said

  • mwgdfs

    play NASCAR and win all the money

    no wait, never mind. Don’t play NASCAR it terrible and really hard. yeah, for real

  • franciscolora

    @Paymelate said...

    I am just about done with NBA, so done that I’m waiting for baseball and I don’t even play baseball DFS like that. Just so many bad luck for me. One day its this one day its that. I am just getting killed by late scratches and just players underperforming in great match ups, or one day I paid up for someone were I should of paid down or one day I paid down were I should of paid up. Been playing DFS for about two years both DK & FD I took 2 tournaments down one for $5K & one for 2K. Fast forward today its been on and off never consistent with both Cash & Tournaments. Any motivation to keep grinding? & Yes I do understand volatility and to Embrace it but sheesh how long do I have to keep embracing this non-sense so good luck can be on my side. Thanks :)

    I understand your frustrations, and while all those who’ve replied to your post have given you good advice, I can give you some actionable ones.

    It seems like you’re very frustrated with your performance in NBA, but here are some questions you should ask yourself: Are you putting in the time and effort into DFS? And are you studying every night (even the nights you win) to get better?

    If you want to be a better DFS player, and be on the right side of variance (or luck as you’ve referred to it as), you must do what the winning players are doing. You should study the pros’ lineups night in and night out and learn why they constructed lineups the way they did. Even when you win, you must continue to learn. There are many FREE tools made available to you on this site that’ll allow you to become a better DFS player and hopefully be on the right side of variance.

    If you need some external motivation, give a listen to some motivation speakers. I recommend Brianc Tracy because he gives you ACTIONABLE advice. In other words, he tells you HOW to get to the top as opposed to just telling you to work harder like many other motivational speakers do.

    I hope this helps! Good luck!

  • manBEAST

    I think a lot of players are in this same boat these days, while I don’t have any advice I think the boom for DFS may be over as besides young kids just becoming DFS legal there isn’t a huge increase in players. No free money is being given away, the smaller sites are dying or dead and so is a section of DFS playing careers it seems.

    You can spend every waking hour on DFS and not return a profit these days. I think if you dedicate more and more time to the process yet you see your ROI decrease it’s hard to justify to yourself time well spent. Don’t get me wrong, I think the weekly sports like football, golf, and nascar are fun and beatable, but when you are grinding away everyday year after year and you have to do more and more and you are profiting less and less the tipping point has arrived.

    Honestly, I have doubts about me grinding away this MLB season, but then I think how boring my job is in the summer and I ask myself what am I going to do to keep myself busy? As some of us get a little older we have to ask ourselves is a another whole weekend in front of the computer worth it? Football season yes, but I’ve said this before I see a lot of grinders turning casual because of this and the DFS sites hurting financially because they are losing the everyday player.

    I’m interested to see what DFS looks like in 5 years could be smaller prizes or the hybrid DFS season long games taking over, I would like to see FD and DK do something like Yahoo does with their cup, eliminates the bankroll in determining a DFS season long rankings system. DFS takes a lot of focus and energy and sometimes you have to question what more money in the bank means to you? Because it is different than what it meant a few years back before I won a bunch of savings. What are you goals? How are you going to get there and what are you going to have to sacrifice in the process? Is it worth it? For a lot of players I think this is tipping to more no than yes just my two cents.

  • Messiah717

    When you have even the .25 contests being mass entered and eaten up by the sharks it just frustrates more and more people and causes them not to want to bother playing anymore.

  • therayray81

    • 2011 FanDuel WFFC Finalist

    • 2012 DraftStreet DSFC Finalist

    If you are picking players who are scratches is it a time thing? If you don’t have that 30 minutes before lineups lock to finalize research/swaps you should just stop. You have the biggest disadvantage there is in NBA and you just will not win.

  • Cpjttogether

    don’t be afraid of the sharks. I am a hamster and I have beaten them.

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