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  • PMaravich44

    Hey guys,

    Im new around here been playing DFS for only a month or so and I love it already. Played during NBA season a little bit last year so this is my first football season. Im a recent college grad and I know this is kind of crazy question but is DFS as a career a possibility? Obviously like anything it will take time and practice and a lot of hard work but I was curious if this could possibly turn into a career down the road. I know on this site we have many experts and it seems like a great place to start.

    Appreciate you reading this and your time.

  • Unico10

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    @ryanms3030 said...

    Will DFS be around 10 years from now? 20 years from now? When I think of the word career for someone who just finished college I would want something that would last.

    It will be around for a long time, unless it comes out that is not clean.

    Some GPPs leave some smell at times. Like anything governed by computers…. there may be ways around.

    Still fun anyway!

  • williamsz93

    @soobv said...

    DFS as a career just doesn’t make sense. You do your research and set lineups and that is it. In poker, you had to physically play poker for hours and hours. With DFS, you research when you want to and then lineups lock. Rinse and repeat the next day.

    Wouldn’t that be a great career though? I sure as hell wouldn’t mind having a flexible schedule while making money and watching/talking sports all year long.

  • sonicattack

    @williamsz93 said...

    Wouldn’t that be a great career though? I sure as hell wouldn’t mind having a flexible schedule while making money and watching/talking sports all year long.

    Certainly beats my current “day” (I work overnights 24×7×365 industry) job…

  • soobv

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    @williamsz93 said...

    Wouldn’t that be a great career though? I sure as hell wouldn’t mind having a flexible schedule while making money and watching/talking sports all year long.

    In theory yes, but to make it into a career just seems immature and short sighted. Granted if you don’t have a good career now then it’s a good alternative but no way can you quit a 6 figure job with benefits to go “pro”

  • agendaman

    /

    at times i think somehow 2 or 3 really bright guys at say MIT are gonna come up with a few algorithms and equations that work and make DFS cappin irrelevant thorpe did it in blackjack

  • AtGame7

    @e4e5nf3nc6 said...

    Pretty much agree with this.

    When I was in first grade, I thought I could dominate tic-tac-toe for the rest of my life. What happened? Eventually everybody figured out the best strategery and we all started losing a crayola crayon to the rake.

    This didn’t get enough love.

    Well said.

  • kantiger77

    As a full time job? Only for those with the bankroll and time and patience. As a decent side income? Yes, it’s possible, I think.

  • einars

    @soobv said...

    no way can you quit a 6 figure job with benefits to go “pro”

    i realize this is a 10mon old thread but i think this is what csuram did

  • aka_the_goat

    The guy who started this post hasn’t been on RG since March… I guess he didn’t make it.

  • blackcloud420

    One huge week in NFL with these kind of prize pools can be life changing.

    Im nailing atleast one this season.

  • mitchyslacks

    Are any other poker players tired of the comparisons between DFS and poker? I’m just a recreational player at both, but I assure you it is much easier to learn a few tricks, scrape up a few hundred dollars ,and crush your local B&M 1/2 NL game for $100-$500/night consistently than it is to win that much consistently in a day playing DFS. I think the “fish pool” in DFS is vastly overstated. I’m not saying DFS isn’t beatable, I’m just saying for small stakes, the comparison isn’t even close.

  • PJGuin23

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    @blackcloud420 said...

    One huge week in NFL with these kind of prize pools can be life changing.

    Im nailing atleast one this season.

    Maybe quick cash but how about bennies? Anyone looking to quit their job with a preexisting health condition better count their lucky stars there’s Obamacare. And even if you’re really good, premiums are upwards of 1000 per month for a good plan.

    I think this is only for the Top 100 Grinders in the world. Here’s to hoping that for me, it’s a nice side income!

  • Yukerboy

    • Blogger of the Month

    @mitchyslacks said...

    Are any other poker players tired of the comparisons between DFS and poker? I’m just a recreational player at both, but I assure you it is much easier to learn a few tricks, scrape up a few hundred dollars ,and crush your local B&M 1/2 NL game for $100-$500/night consistently than it is to win that much consistently in a day playing DFS. I think the “fish pool” in DFS is vastly overstated. I’m not saying DFS isn’t beatable, I’m just saying for small stakes, the comparison isn’t even close.

    I prove this statement wrong every time I play poker.

  • mellofellowsu

    @PMaravich44 said...

    Hey guys,

    Im new around here been playing DFS for only a month or so and I love it already. Played during NBA season a little bit last year so this is my first football season. Im a recent college grad and I know this is kind of crazy question but is DFS as a career a possibility? Obviously like anything it will take time and practice and a lot of hard work but I was curious if this could possibly turn into a career down the road. I know on this site we have many experts and it seems like a great place to start.

    Appreciate you reading this and your time.

    I’ve been playing DFS for a year. I don’t know about you guys but I would have to win several hundred thousand and demonstrate winning methodology for 3 years straight, before I would even think about quitting my current career (physician assistant).

    I had the same thoughts about poker after I graduated college. You have a degree. Trust me, get a real job and play on the side. You can treat DFS like a second job but without the stress. DFS is probably not very fun when you’re on a cold streak and you’re falling behind on bills. Like poker, seems like a hard way to make an easy living.

  • deactivated79425

    Not as a player maybe a site owner

  • bigloser11

    FWIW—I’m 70 and retired.My perspective is much different.DK is fun,I play small and have lost more than won.For anyone thinking about making a living, I think all the research can’t predict injuries, late scratches etc.There is skill but I think luck is a factor as well.Just my 2 cents. joe m

  • salarycapfantasy

    Yes. It can be your career. No doubt. 100%.

    But, here is the truth about that. If you don’t have the knack for knowledge or numbers needed, you are at a disadvantage. It takes a certain instinct to win. I honestly don’t have any idea if you have that or not.

    Winning a big one will help your case to move towards that with some bankroll, of course, but my advice to you is to register your DFS sites and track your scores. See what you are good at, cash or GPP and get better. You might have what it takes to go pro but first put in the time and grind out a few seasons. It might end up a job you wouldn’t want to have full time.

    Good Luck.

  • bigloser11

    I had the same thoughts about poker after I graduated college. You have a degree. Trust me, get a real job and play on the side. You can treat DFS like a second job but without the stress. DFS is probably not very fun when you’re on a cold streak and you’re falling behind on bills. Like poker, seems like a hard way to make an easy living.

    above quote—well said. You need a strong stomach for the swings/cycles.jm

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