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  • Riley

    RG Co-Founder

    In the interest of allowing all players to make use of the new rules regarding “script” automation, we’ve got our first-draft, automation tool ready to be demo’ed by anyone interested in bulk entering lineups on DraftKings. This first iteration tool supports importing a CSV into the DraftKings “My Lineups” page. We have plans to allow the entering of lineups directly into contests and plans to allow the editing of a set of lineups you have already entered. Everyone give a big virtual high-five to @nicslim for his work on this.

    To get started Install the RotoGrinders DraftKings chrome extension here

    A Firefox extension is coming soon as well, but still has to go through the review process.

    UPDATE: Our Firefox extension is still not approved, but for any of you that want to try this extension out in Firefox, you can go ahead and install it at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/rotogrinders-draftkings-tools/, you’ll just see a short warning that the extension has not yet been approved by Firefox.

    The following video gives a complete walkthrough for how this extension works.

    Thanks, guys, and let us know what you think!

    A few other tidbits:

    • We also plan on releasing a FanDuel version of this extension to facilitate the bulk entering of lineups. This extension will end up a bit different since FanDuel doesn’t currently allow bulk editing of lineups.
    • We’ve added an “Export to CSV” option to our DraftKings Lineup Builder Tool. This button will allow you to “heart-select” your favorite lineups and export them to CSV for use in this extension. We have a lot of ideas for improvements for our Lineup Builder that will let people construct teams in a variety of different ways, and this export option will come in handy for any teams you’d like to bulk enter.
  • leafs93

    @Cameron said...

    To be clear we are still in “demo” mode. — At some point when we feel the product is complete, Lineup Builder, or components/features of it (projections/specific filters/etc), may go behind a paywall.

    Please Separate it from the incentives, akin to the new videos, where you pay for the script and have access to just that for fanduel and draftkings.

  • Yukerboy

    • Blogger of the Month

    NASCAR works just fine, guessing the same for PGA.

    Also, had 21 lineups I thought were unique. Ended up being 19 unique lineups. If you have replicates, it still puts in just the unique lineups. No faults.

  • gaelicgirl

    @Putz said...

    You haven’t been paying attention to the reasons many had beef with this. I’ll spare everyone a debate on your ignorance by simply stating that this is now freely available to all, leveling the playing field for mass entry, and it is now acceptable to use per DK TOS.

    Thanks RG.

    Sounds like this won’t be freely available to all once it’s out of demo mode, though. I understand why RG would want to charge for this tool, but don’t get why players would want it put behind a paywall. Is it just the fear that too many people mass entering will slow the system down, like one person said, or is it something else?
    It seems like once this tool goes behind a paywall, the playing field will cease to be even…but instead of all the players who can’t write/don’t have scripts being at a disadvantage, it will only be the players who can’t afford to pay for this tool who are disadvantaged. How is that better?

  • Autocrush

    Thanks for all your hard work, but I’m going to need to a more thorough walk through if possible. I multi enter daily. So, this tool sounds great, but im having trouble following. If theres any help to be had please let me know.

    thANKS,
    Autocrush

  • Yukerboy

    • Blogger of the Month

    @gaelicgirl said...

    Sounds like this won’t be freely available to all once it’s out of demo mode, though. I understand why RG would want to charge for this tool, but don’t get why players would want it put behind a paywall. Is it just the fear that too many people mass entering will slow the system down, like one person said, or is it something else?
    It seems like once this tool goes behind a paywall, the playing field will cease to be even…but instead of all the players who can’t write/don’t have scripts being at a disadvantage, it will only be the players who can’t afford to pay for this tool who are disadvantaged. How is that better?

    I personally would like to see RG have this as a $15,000/month subscription.

  • realdeals

    @gaelicgirl said...

    Sounds like this won’t be freely available to all once it’s out of demo mode, though. I understand why RG would want to charge for this tool, but don’t get why players would want it put behind a paywall. Is it just the fear that too many people mass entering will slow the system down, like one person said, or is it something else?
    It seems like once this tool goes behind a paywall, the playing field will cease to be even…but instead of all the players who can’t write/don’t have scripts being at a disadvantage, it will only be the players who can’t afford to pay for this tool who are disadvantaged. How is that better?

    I would think If someone can afford to multi-entry daily they can afford the tool.

  • realdeals

    @Autocrush said...

    Thanks for all your hard work, but I’m going to need to a more thorough walk through if possible. I multi enter daily. So, this tool sounds great, but im having trouble following. If theres any help to be had please let me know.

    thANKS,
    Autocrush

    With your name, I would have thought you had your own bad ass script. :)

  • Riley

    RG Co-Founder

    Don’t bind me to any of the following (we may change our minds about this), but current plans are to leave any of the bulk import/bulk edit parts of this tool that interface with DK or FD free for everyone. Giving everyone an equal opportunity to make use of new rules is a big reason we’ve released this extension. The sites, themselves, may even offer this sort of functionality eventually.

    Providing people different ways of creating the CSV’s (through Lineup Builder) is where we are more likely to introduce a paywall. In fact, we already do this to some extent—you have to be an incentives member to use your own projections in Lineup Builder. But we’re going to add more options—the ability to control exposure percentages in lineups output by the Builder, the ability to favor stacking, the ability to use your own projections based on weighted components, etc. (i.e. tools that help you build multiple lineups, something that was never disallowed by the sites)—these are features you may see an upcharge for.

  • hendry

    @gaelicgirl said...

    It seems like once this tool goes behind a paywall, the playing field will cease to be even…but instead of all the players who can’t write/don’t have scripts being at a disadvantage, it will only be the players who can’t afford to pay for this tool who are disadvantaged. How is that better?

    see putz? maybe my analysis of peoples reaction isnt way off base…here we go again.

  • y2mulder

    Tinkering with it today. Threw 27 bullets at the $1 Solo shot on DK. Simply took 8 team stacks + 2 stud pitchers and hit shuffle from the lineup builder. Once the data and lineups are in, the rest takes minutes. Almost stupid easy once you wrap your arms around the .csv stuff.

    Post a sweat later if anyone cares.

  • Galante118

    • Blogger of the Month

    Stupid question, during nba, when there is a late scratch, the plan to rebuild the line ups would be what? Regenerate them? how do you re enter etc…im lost lol

  • y2mulder

    @Galante118 said...

    Stupid question, during nba, when there is a late scratch, the plan to rebuild the line ups would be what? Regenerate them? how do you re enter etc…im lost lol

    Global swap could work on DK. After I entered all the lineups, I swapped a 2B across the board that I didnt like. If you find out fast enough, it takes seconds.

  • mrchuffy

    This will be great for NBA, RG coming through again!

  • AQUAFTM45

    http://www.legalsportsreport.com/2841/back-on-script-rotogrinders-launches-automation-tool-for-draftkings/

    dang..makin google news.

  • dude_abides7

    @Putz said...

    You haven’t been paying attention to the reasons many had beef with this. I’ll spare everyone a debate on your ignorance by simply stating that this is now freely available to all, leveling the playing field for mass entry, and it is now acceptable to use per DK TOS.

    Thanks RG.

    Perfectly stated. That’s all anyone asked for…a level playing field.

    Can’t wait for the FD one….but I have a question. Did you ask FD’s permission to create a script? As far as I understand it, they haven’t “officially” said yes to anyone.

  • Putz

    @gaelicgirl said...

    Sounds like this won’t be freely available to all once it’s out of demo mode, though. I understand why RG would want to charge for this tool, but don’t get why players would want it put behind a paywall. Is it just the fear that too many people mass entering will slow the system down, like one person said, or is it something else?
    It seems like once this tool goes behind a paywall, the playing field will cease to be even…but instead of all the players who can’t write/don’t have scripts being at a disadvantage, it will only be the players who can’t afford to pay for this tool who are disadvantaged. How is that better?

    It can be reverse engineered rather easily if one wanted to. One can take the free version and add to it, if needed.

  • Maxkim

    I feel like I’m missing something, but wouldn’t writing down all your lineups in a .csv format take just as long as entering contests the normal way? I can see why this will be great once you can edit lineups that were already made, but right now, is it really such a huge help?

    Btw, don’t take this post as complaining. I think it’s awesome that you guys did this for us, I just want some advice on how to take full advantage of it.

  • ChrisGimino

    • 2015 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • 2016 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    @Maxkim said...

    I feel like I’m missing something, but wouldn’t writing down all your lineups in a .csv format take just as long as entering contests the normal way?

    The idea is that you use either A) Rotogrinders lineup builder or B) Your own projections + Roster optimizer to create a set of lineups in .CSV.

    I used it today in the moonshot, but I only had time to mess around with a single lineup that I entered 20 times with different filler/pitchers. It loaded 30 lineups very quickly and did its job well.

    This is exciting and scary at the same time… the game has officially been changed a bit.

  • y2mulder

    @Maxkim said...

    I feel like I’m missing something, but wouldn’t writing down all your lineups in a .csv format take just as long as entering contests the normal way? I can see why this will be great once you can edit lineups that were already made, but right now, is it really such a huge help?

    Btw, don’t take this post as complaining. I think it’s awesome that you guys did this for us, I just want some advice on how to take full advantage of it.

    Used the lineup builder to create the data I wanted. In this case the top 8 o\u teams with Shields/Fernandez.

    Chopped of the L/L matchups, and some players that were below 1.3 per $1000 (per RotoGrinders projections) Kept whittling away until I had about 35 lineups.

    Favorited the top 27 lineups, downloaded them to a spreadsheet. Imported to DK in seconds in a $1 tourney. (Still had to matchup each lineup to an entry)

    $27 spent, got $25.50 back in the $1 GPP without really even looking at the lineups. Almost too easy, and a fun experiment despite eating 6%.

  • pabano

    Great tool. Thanks.

  • srolleDFS

    thanks for making this!

    i assume since it wasnt mentioned that rg is not seeing or storing the csv’s we put into the extension or collecting any other data?

  • Riley

    RG Co-Founder

    Our Firefox extension is still not approved, but for any of you that want to try this extension out in Firefox, you can go ahead and install it at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/rotogrinders-draftkings-tools/, you’ll just see a short warning that the extension has not yet been approved by Firefox.

  • leafs93

    Can we get Zach Godley and tyler Wilson added to the lineup builder please and thanks.

  • Ross
    @leafs93 said...

    Can we get Zach Godley and tyler Wilson added to the lineup builder please and thanks.

    All set with Godley, Wilson be be added shortly.

    Edit: both should be added now

  • Bob_Sacamano

    are the rosters being stored on the RG server after upload? does RG have the ability to mass mine lineups before roster lock?

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