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  • mellofellowsu

    If you had to give it to a newcomer, what’s one piece of advice you’d give?

    I would tell a newcomer to avoid being too devoted to your ideas. I saw a comment in another thread. The poster said that DFS players tend to have an inflated sense of their own abilities, and I think there’s some truth to that. Whenever we get a win we can become intoxicated with that success.

    The truth is that everyone of every level of success in this hobby gets things wrong. I think the more successful can accept being wrong as an opportunity to improve methodologies and research applications, or in some cases noticing where variance just got the best of you. Even when you’ve fallen victim to variance, you can never be so sure of something that you’re willing to stick to it in spite of whatever empirical evidence might suggest you’re wrong. Embrace being wrong as a chance to improve.

  • goducks03

    T.I.P… Trust In Process

  • stlguru

    Don’t alter your lineup Sunday mornings based on fantasy “experts” Sunday pregame picks unless its involving a player out with injury. I blew a few huge finishes last year because of this still gives me chills.

  • Elz24

    Just because a player costs more doesnt make him better, it is ok to have left over salary

  • deejones49

  • huitcinq

    @MrMcGibbletsESQ said...

    i’ve seen this mentioned a lot. did the same thing happen last year as the NFL season progressed?

    Nah NFL is big enough that it just doesn’t matter

  • vo1atile

    Price sensitivity (point per $) matters a lot in NBA, somewhat in NFL and doesn’t matter in MLB.

  • einars

    @vo1atile said...

    Price sensitivity (point per $) matters a lot in NBA, somewhat in NFL and doesn’t matter in MLB.

    which is why i am decent at NBA, ok at NFL, and terrible at mlb lol

  • JAYMONEY

    Research. I started playing DFS last NFL season, the first like 5 weeks I didn’t do any research and played 50/50s and won each week. I thought I was a badass. Then, I started to lose. Research puts you in position to build the best lineups, you won’t be profitable every week because sh*t happens but you will find yourself building better lineups. And don’t just listen to the experts, come up with your own system.

  • ksinn2

    I agree with not “chasing the big prize”. Sometimes my eyes get really big, but it is really really really hard to take down a 100k+ entry tourney. It also takes nerves of steel to roster the people you have to roster in order to take down that big prize and sometimes leave money on the table.

    Also: you will learn something new everyday.

  • querb

    @Wombat said...

    Cash games are viable early in the season for baseball but right now there is no point. The ownership rates for the optimal plays are so high, its all sharks. You are just going to get raked to death.

    Now when football starts up definitely makes sense to play a lot of cash games. But in mid August I would not touch cash games for baseball.

    this is the best post ITT.

    i would say in a 5-10-20 man cash leagues pros make up 85% and joes make up 15%

  • PurpleFire

    • 2015 DraftKings FCFWC Finalist

    stay thirsty my friends……You get what you put into it…..

  • nblancers

    Fade marriage.

  • Capone1233

    @nblancers said...

    Fade marriage.

    Haha. well i’m already married and now have a 7 month old. my time to study has drastically fallen. pretty much have about 9pm-12pm at night now to set lineups.

  • ttc12

    Be either study the winners or don’t worry about winning and act like its the lotto. Not worth the grind and time needed imo.

  • JeffElJefe

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      2019 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    Track your results. Don’t just guestimate how much you’re up or down. Make sure you have an accurate understanding of how much success you’re having and whether or not you’re improving over time.

    I’m not one of the success stories you hear about where someone deposited $20 and never had to deposit again. I lost in the beginning and it took hard work to improve in certain sports like baseball. But by having a realistic picture of how I was doing in the beginning, I was able to pivot strategies until I found something that worked.

  • ldavidjm

    Do people actually put in the effort to track all their results? I play on a bunch of sites oftentimes with ~5 lineups per site, for me just making all those lineups is work enough let alone trying to enter all those results into a spreadsheet each day.

  • cmac17554

    Some good advice in this thread. Always reverse engineer your lineups the next day. Pinpoint mistakes and learn from them. Self evaluation is s huge part of being a profitable player. It is human nature to blame other factors for their mistakes. Don’t “hold grudges” against players who have let you down in the past they may be the key to a GPP win tomorrow. I always check winning lineups and try to figure out how they arrived at these players especially if that player is a name I know. McJester,Condia,Hafner etc. Especially in baseball with the variance, it is possible to build a good lineup and lose that’s what makes this hard. Play within your means and keep it fun. There is no one way that works. You just try to put yourself in the best position each day. The game is constantly evolving with the addition of new players everyday. The good news for us is that we have found Rotogrinders and they help keep us ahead of the curve! Keep grinding and good luck against everyone except me!

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