I’m calling on the RG community to stand up to FD and demand that we have late swap on the main slates for the NBA season. I have spent the past few moments detailing to the live chat representative how it’s extremely unfair to adapt changes to MLB and NFL for the current/ending seasons and blatantly ignore the sport that is impacted the most by not having late swap. Already for opening night were forced to make decisions with multiple players set as a GTD in the late game and with all of the late lineup changes and last second decisions on players last year there’s no reason to have not made these changes in the NBA format. They stated there “Looking into it in the future.” and “Many customers have requested it.” This should have been a decision that was made at the end of the the playoffs last year. For them to think making those changes to other sports and completely disregarding NBA is truly a slap in the face to us DFS players. I understand that not everyone cares about about this issue but from an antitrust point of view or consumer protection in general this change needs to happen. Anyone not max entering lineups is harmed from non swap format being applied to the main slates. Obviously there are other DFS sites that offer the product that appeals to myself and other DFSers however that does not fix the negligence currently taking place at FD pertaining to this issue. With RG being a frequent sponsor of events I feel this is the appropriate platform to speak on this issue and show the management at fanduel that we will not tolerate different sports being formatted at there sole discretion at the expense of the consumer. I far to often donated to the cause last year whether it was game postponements or surprise scratches. This could become a regulatory issue in the future as well. If DFS sites don’t offer some sort of protection to its consumers DFS will not last. Not to mention the relationship between DFS players and TV viewings, if i’m unable to play due to the extreme risk involved without late swap I wont be purchasing league pass, I wont be viewing any teams other than my Minnesota Timberwolves, I wont be scouring #ESPN gamecast while i’m away from home and ultimately the NBA will suffer at a time when they could capture the crown as Americas favorite sport with the decline in the NFL. So either the NBA needs to adapt their approach and offer lineup news earlier which is highly unrealistic or FD needs to adopt a policy to better protect us from these situations. I’ll take the ladder.
Obviously there will be several different opinions or views to this topic. But as a daily player of all sports MLB, NFL and NBA (some occasional NHL, PGA) this seems like a fair request and those who feel the same should speak up and contact FD about this. Any support from the RG administrators or management as a lead on this issue would be appreciated as you often sponsor FD events. If we join together as a community we can correct this issue. Thanks for taking the time to read through.