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  • carpanthersgirl

    Hello, I have been paying a service for lineups each night. I was very successful in the beginning and then the last week I have lost almost 1000.00…I only started playing FD this year…any tips would really help. Do you recommend paying for lineups?

  • JEFFRAMBO

    The most glaring concern is that you are limiting any possible upside by purchasing lineups if the seller is turning around and selling the same lineup to others. If you are playing for casual fun, then enjoy the process of building your own lineups. If you are playing for financial gain, then allocate the time necessary to develop a worthwhile system structured on solid research that allows you to build winning lineups. If you are unable to allocate the time but still want the upside of financial gain, find someone who has the time and know-how to play that could use your backing/staking into DFS contests, then work out a profit share with them.

    Be prepared for less than desirable responses to this post just as a heads up as lineup sellers are very frowned upon here, so I can only imagine someone who openly admits to purchasing lineups will be held in the same light.

  • dakotahwithanh

    convincing myself this is a fake post over and over and its not working.

  • lgp

    read the grind down each day would be a good place to start

    pretty much what was said above about paying for lineups

  • rotorebel624

    I myself would rather guess a lineup rather to pay for one. You would probably do just as well…lol

  • mrchuffy

    My advice is to use the resources on rotogrinders to learn how to build solid lineups, buying lineups isn’t a winning strategy.

  • kaetorade

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    @JEFFRAMBO said...

    Be prepared for less than desirable responses to this post just as a heads up as lineup sellers are very frowned upon here

    Jeff, this isn’t a knock on you personally(I agree with your sentiment around here), but this idea is extremely hypocritical. There isn’t much of a difference between paying for lineups or information(which apparently, is all good). It’s like the pot calling the kettle black.

    @OP If you trust and believe in your source, stick with it for the long term. If that source is good, then let variance run it’s course. Practice BR management and you should be fine in the long term.

  • srolleDFS

    No. they are probably terrible lineups. lineup buyers generally do not know what a great lineup looks like, otherwise they wouldnt be buying lineups in the first place. if the customer cant tell the difference bt good product and a bad product, its alot less work to sell a bad product, and the lineup seller can focus more on marketing. this is what happens. im sorry. it is very likely you have been hustled. reputable sellers of dfs information (touts) generally are not actually providing an exact lineup. seeing an exact lineup for sale is a red flag.

  • Majorrock

    @kaetorade said...

    There isn’t much of a difference between paying for lineups or information(which apparently, is all good). It’s like the pot calling the kettle black.

    Agreed
    and with the state the industry is in, you will see more and more of this. Everyone trying to scrape up a dollar anywhere they can find one.
    Buying lineups or buying projection to build lineups is all the same.
    Everywhere you look these days there is someone selling something DFS related. How to videos, systems, projections, value plays, etc…
    Whatever you system is, without bankroll management, you will be constantly reloading.

  • Ryazan

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    if anything has a chance of shutting DFS down, it is people like you Carpanthersgirl. You are trying to cheat and attempt to make easy money without showing any skill, and while showing major laziness, just looking for a handout. People like you are completely against the spirit of DFS as a whole, and you make me sick.

  • Gotembaseball

    @Ryazan said...

    if anything has a chance of shutting DFS down, it is people like you Carpanthersgirl. You are trying to cheat and attempt to make easy money without showing any skill, and while showing major laziness, just looking for a handout. People like you are completely against the spirit of DFS as a whole, and you make me sick.

    Once again attacking people for no reason. You my friend need to reevaluate things.

  • Ryazan

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    @Gotembaseball said...

    Once again attacking people for no reason. You my friend need to reevaluate things.

    i am attacking someone who out of laziness buys lineups to attempt to make money? what is wrong with you?

  • phillygamecox

    @Ryazan said...

    i am attacking someone who out of laziness buys lineups to attempt to make money? what is wrong with you?

    Wow. I love the passion, but I think you need to tone down your aggression in this thread.

    Here we have someone who is new to DFS and trying to look at the angles for ways to enjoy DFS. Surely one can do the research for hours on end and go that route, but others, for whatever reason, might not want to do that. Does that mean we need to attack someone who is simply asking if those that are in the DFS world would recommend paying for lineups? Heck, as srolle says the people that buy lineups likely aren’t winning much money in the long run and potentially allow those that put in the time with research to be successful.

    I just find it baffling how people can purport to be supportive of anyone giving DFS a try and then tell someone that you find them sick.

    Again, if anything I applaud your passion for DFS – I wish I had that much passion for anything in my life. But, I definitely think there are better ways to communicate with someone new to the game your feelings on this topic.

    And I hate censorship in these forums, but as someone who has repeatedly stated in their threads that people attack you, and that you will report them – you might want to take a step back and see how your responses come across as well.

  • JEFFRAMBO

    @kaetorade said...

    Jeff, this isn’t a knock on you personally(I agree with your sentiment around here), but this idea is extremely hypocritical. There isn’t much of a difference between paying for lineups or information(which apparently, is all good). It’s like the pot calling the kettle black.

    @OP If you trust and believe in your source, stick with it for the long term. If that source is good, then let variance run it’s course. Practice BR management and you should be fine in the long term.

    No knock taken. I believe there is merit to all sides of the lineup purchasing argument, but my only contribution to this thread is the fact that doing so limits your EV if you have no means of ensuring the lineup being purchased is being sold once. Those are the situations I am advising the OP to avoid, but judging by her twitter account, it seems as if that is the type of lineup provider she uses and endorses quite frequently to a somewhat alarming pattern.

  • MastodonsOfStrength

    Come on guys…this is a troll post.

  • JEFFRAMBO

    I actually don’t think it’s a “true” troll post after looking at her twitter account. If anything, it’s a backwards attempt at advertising.

  • Mindofigor

    It’s easy to bust on a lineup that you buy because there could be pretty significant late-breaking news that opens up a ton of value, or perhaps one of your players is out and you won’t know since the lineup you purchased was most likely assembled hours before game lock.

  • Ryazan

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    @phillygamecox said...

    Here we have someone who is new to DFS

    gotta end your argument there.

    No one new to DFS should be cheating and buying lineups to earn money. That is just straight up laziness to the worst degree. Maybe this girl should just give out hugs for $10 a pop, that takes just as much skill haha

  • biggiesmails72

    @Ryazan said...

    gotta end your argument there.

    No one new to DFS should be cheating and buying lineups to earn money. That is just straight up laziness to the worst degree. Maybe this girl should just give out hugs for $10 a pop, that takes just as much skill haha

    I thought you said DFS was an investment and not a gamble? Well so did she and instead of making her own lineups she just gave someone some money to make them for her so she could invest wisely

    Yes buying lineups is stupid but for most people they see this as a way to make money but dont give a shit. Really dumb but its really easy to get sucked into with the way these sellers advertise

  • jessedio

    @Ryazan said...

    if anything has a chance of shutting DFS down, it is people like you Carpanthersgirl. You are trying to cheat and attempt to make easy money without showing any skill, and while showing major laziness, just looking for a handout. People like you are completely against the spirit of DFS as a whole, and you make me sick.

    You took a lineup providers NBA line from twitter the other day and entered it into the Monster and made a profit..ahahaha People were clowning you since you thought nobody would know πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ You were bashing that guy and ended up using his lineups. You got busted bro πŸ˜‚

  • bluestooges

    @MastodonsOfStrength said...

    Come on guys…this is a troll post.

    If someones twitter account conveniently says “Thanks to x0&$#!@% I have made enough money in 2 weeks to get a new bedroom suit!” has no posts and just joined Rotogrinders to post this they might be trolling. They should just delete this poor advertisement.

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