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  • Dirtycop

    Anyone else getting there butt kicked in NBA DFS? I spend much more time on NBA than lets say golf or baseball, but NBA requires a large amount of time to be anywhere close to even $$ in my eyes. That being said, if you are good at it, you have a Huge advantage versus those that work 9-5 jobs. I’m about to quit as I realize I’m wasting money. Maybe I’m just terrible at it, but I’ve listened to over 100 hours of crunch time/morning grind/etc., and I’m not getting anywhere. I think those guys are great and it fills up an hour or two of time at work, but they are mostly giving general ideas of the upcoming slate. They help me more than anything so I want to make sure I’m not portraying them as the reason. I use Rotogrinders tools and chrome extensions. I understand a reasonable loss, but in NBA, I’m getting crushed. I also understand variance of tourneys and realize getting a top score is essential for pulling ahead if you are playing gpps, but my scores are just low too often.

  • PETERFT73

    I’m curious to know how you guys know whether other players are profitable or not. I have to admit I’ve never tried to see another player’s results (except the ones I’m in a contest with) but I don’t even know where I’d start. Plus, if even some of what’s being said is true even the players who are reputed as big multi entry tournament guys play in head to heads for thousands of dollars and I’m not sure it’s even possible to know about those results. Or is it? I really don’t know.
    One other thing, and maybe I’m the only one but it makes me crazy to see someone on here saying ‘I won a few nba tournaments last year, nothing too big, maybe 25k in one of them’ only to find out that there’s no screen name linked to their Grinder’s account when I go looking for that win that put up 2000-3000 points last year. Just stop it already.

  • emnj69

    @PETERFT73 said...

    One other thing, and maybe I’m the only one but it makes me crazy to see someone on here saying ‘I won a few nba tournaments last year, nothing too big, maybe 25k in one of them’ only to find out that there’s no screen name linked to their Grinder’s account when I go looking for that win that put up 2000-3000 points last year. Just stop it already.

    if it is that important to you pm the person and ask them but just because a person is not linked does not mean anything.

  • chilis3

    I saw the breakdown earlier of who is into dfs and their role at each level of involvement. It was a good breakdown, and not too different from the stock market. There are the upper echelon making a ton of money and the lower echelon trying to get rich quick. In the middle, you have the grinders, both making some money and losing some money.

    This is my personal experience… So bear that in mind. I got into DFS about 3 years ago when it was running out the gates and tons of advertising and tons of money and HUGE. There was so much money in it that you either won big or lost, there wasn’t much middle ground. I was trying to find a place in the middle ground, but couldn’t compete with everyone maxing out scores every night. I saw the NBA go from 250-300 winning contests to 350-400 in draftkings. You just can’t be that perfect every night.

    I came back on a whim, had some FPP and grabbed a $5 contest ticket and doubled up. Next night won another $5 contest and all of a sudden I’m up $15 on a free ticket. I stumbled back and so I put in $100. My last night, I bet everything I had left down to like $18 and won out. Went up over my $100. That’s where I have stayed since. I am playing on winnings only at this point and intend to keep it there while I pick things back up. Yes, I have had bad nights but yes I have also had really good nights. The bad nights I can point to my own mistakes and see what I did.

    If you approach this like the stock market, then you should only invest what you are willing to lose. Being profitable means making $.01 more than you put in, it doesn’t mean you made $100000 this year. I guarantee that sharks are using only money they can lose and already have enough to get by for the year at minimum. You don’t stay at that level because you have to win or you don’t eat.

    There’s a lot more to it, but I think the gist of the current thread needs to remember that everything has ups and downs. You play through both. If you think sports betting is going to go away, then you believe that sports will go away. You can’t have one without the other. And you can’t have winners without losers. Oh, and of course, subjective experience doesn’t rule the world :)

  • PETERFT73

    I didn’t mean to criticize people who haven’t linked their accounts, so if I came off that way I apologize. I don’t think that it means something if you post in the forums and haven’t linked your DK or FD account. However, if you’re going to drop the occasional “I won $25,000 in a tournament last year, no big deal” and you haven’t linked a DFS account, I feel like that might mean something. And I know it’s not a real indicator of how successful a player is, I understand the limitations. But at the very least it will show that someone is actively playing, and verify that they have in fact had the big wins they claim to have had.
    As to why I posted instead of PMing, I guess I think of PMing as something you do when you’re only addressing one person. And there’s more than one person talking about how much or how often they win without a linked account. Going back and putting together a list of all those people and then sending out all those PMs seemed like a lot of work. Besides my main question was how people go about determining whether other players are profitable or not.
    But since you asked, and since your comment actually was meant for one person only, why didn’t you just PM me instead of posting?

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