• pootnami

    Ok! It’s increasingly more difficult to cash these days!!! Thinking of moving to strictly GPP for my sanity! I do this strictly for a hobby.

    Who has made the switch? Any comments or advice you can give would be appreciated. Thinking of just sticking with the 3 max options!

  • LuckyLuc3434

    I’m a fairly casual player, and I multi-enter 20-50 lineups for football and play strictly tournaments rather than cash games.

    I’m a Statistics major, and personally tournaments appeal to me since I find the structure of them interesting from a math/stats perspective — rather than just trying to build the lineup with the highest expectation, tournaments are interesting since you are often sacrificing Expected Fpts in order to gain additional variance, while also having to consider factors like ownership percentage. I find them to be more of puzzle, compared to cash games where I would likely put whatever projections I had into a lineup optimizer.

    That said, I don’t think that GPP’s will be better for your sanity!! There is a lot more long-term variance in GPP’s than in cash games. You are really relying on the big top 3 finish in GPP’s to make back the money you lose whenever you don’t hit

  • icowpres

    As a GPP only player who’s found some success, the only thing I can tell you is if you’re switching from cash to GPP, you better understand the differences in game theory.

    Especially in baseball, but honestly this advice is applicable to every sport.

    Creating cash game lineups in GPPs will get you plenty of “bottom tier cashes” where you double your money. But you’ll find it almost impossible to pull off a truly big win in a big GPP playing that way — and long term, it isn’t profitable.

    Each sport is different, but cash game success does not necessarily translate into GPP profits.

  • pootnami

    Thanks! I feel liberated tonight knowing I took a few chances that I normally wouldn’t of done with my cash lineup!

  • DRC2828

    A cash lineup can mess around and win you a GPP. You should have every lineup you make on at lease one cheap GPP, or you may end up kicking yourself.


    I feel you man, I’m getting tired of cash games the consistent grind day in day out..starting not to enjoy myself.. the problem is I’m so bad at gpps thou

  • glloyd95

    Yes sirr..had a 331 last night and had it in only one 1$single entry…good for 10th and 16$….cash game player but usually play that lineup in 3 or 4 tournaments…BUT NOT LAST NIGHT…lol

  • tianyihe

    And to add to everything, be consistent with what you do and which tournament you enter. If you always enter every lineup into the DK crossover, sharpshooter, and layup, keep doing that. You don’t want to one day cut back and only play the sharpshooter and have that lineup go off enough to take down the crossover but ended up cashing only in the top 1% in the sharpshooter.

    I learned this the hard way and have missed out on a 7k cash and a 25k cash so far this year by cutting back my high stakes exposure only to see my team go off in the low stakes large field gpp.

  • stevietpfl

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    Remember in GPPs, you’re really shooting for that high ceiling. While that may come with a safer option sometimes, sometimes you have to take risk. Also, you don’t have to play 2% owned guys to be different. Finding the 4th or 5th best player that has the same upside as the 1st or 2nd with a much lower ownership is an example.

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    Another thing if you are switching to GPP you need to be prepared for some bad stretches there can be some losing streaks that really burn and might get you down but you have to be able to power through those because the big win days should come but the losing streaks can burn you out.

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