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  • tgowen

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    Why are season long money leagues not as easy to find as DFS?

    I think the easy answer is that DFS gives you that immediate payout and feeling of success. However, the biggest knock on DFS is that “sharks” have a massive advantage over their competition (in that they can enter far more lineups than their competition). In season long leagues that advantage is nullified. I guess it just surprises me that DFS has dominated the paid fantasy sports landscape as much as it has and that there isn’t room for both to succeed.

    Any thoughts on why this is? Are there different laws keeping this from happening? Do people not care about sharks as much as we (on RG) make it seem?

  • emac

    They are more prevalent at the beginning of the season, though I did not play any public ones this year in prior years I did play on CBSsports and Yahoo prior to DFS but I am not sure if they are offered there anymore.

    Oddly enough, it looks like Virginia is now banned from season long CBSsports money leagues.

    Most gamers are not going to have the patience to play out a full (or partial) season long public league for cash anymore. I still do a couple invite leagues against top gamers from the old ESPN Uber world for a little something, but it is not a lot at risk and we mostly do it because we want to play against active/top competition.

    The baseball grind is long and dwarfed in popularity by the NFL.

    EMac

  • tgowen

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    @emac said...

    The baseball grind is long and dwarfed in popularity by the NFL.

    I guess it might just be as simple as that. Other than football, all other major sports require constant work, otherwise you have no chance. With DFS you can pick and choose when you want to play and for the most part you can still be a competitive player.

    It still doesn’t solve the problem of being at an extreme disadvantage compared to pros. However, the counter argument to that is there are single entry contests out there. And again, a majority of people just might not care about pros and what they do.

  • Mheff31

    National fantasy baseball championship. They have big prize pools for season long. They also do basketball and football.

  • tgowen

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    I’m sure it’s not new to many of you, but I just found out about MyFantasyLeague.com

    The slow email drafts sound like fun, and the concept of no transactions or lineup construction is intriguing.

  • misfit

    @tgowen said...

    I’m sure it’s not new to many of you, but I just found out about MyFantasyLeague.com

    The slow email drafts sound like fun, and the concept of no transactions or lineup construction is intriguing.

    There are a few sites out there like myfantasyleague.com, rtssports.com yahoo.com, fantasybowl.com, cdm.com that all offer cash leagues for Seasonal sports like NFL and many host large contests as well.
    There is not near as much cash flowing as in DFS but, there already has been an increase from years past as 3 or 4 times as many leagues are filling compared to this time in years past.
    Each site offers there own roster types and scoring. Even payout structures so be sure to look at that. The rake at CBS and a few others is sick. I will not play there in there cash leagues. RTS, MFL are some of my favorites.
    They offer many buy n levels and have been around for many many years and are not going anyplace.
    I see Seasonal contests as far easier sure fire money. I may not make what the Top DFS pro’s do but I do very well compared to the mid level players.
    The guys who cry that a single injury ruined their whole season are just plain full of crap. They had a piss poor draft. That is what ruined their year.
    Injuries in DFS will cost you 10 times what they do in seasonal. If you get an injury in DFS you are done 100% for sure. I have tons in seaonal and still made the playoffs. in a solid 75% of my leagues because I drafted solid from top to bottom.
    Avoid the flavor of the minute guys and draft as solid an overall team as possible. Easy money.
    There are also tons of APPs out there that can not only help you with your drafts but manage all your leagues and pick ups throughout the season.
    Not half as time consuming as the DFS players make it sound like.
    DFS takes me far far longer every week.

  • scottmsteiner

    @tgowen said...

    I’m sure it’s not new to many of you, but I just found out about MyFantasyLeague.com

    The slow email drafts sound like fun, and the concept of no transactions or lineup construction is intriguing.

    The MFL10’s at myfantasyleague.com are great. Last year was my first time playing them, and I had a profitable season drafting 25 teams. I started in late july last year, but this year I am already in my 6th draft. There are players out there that draft hundreds of teams, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see someone draft over 1000 this year.

    There is a strategy into drafting these season long teams with no in-season transactions and I highly suggest doing some research into this season long format. There are several sites that create great articles and apps to help you with your MFL10 drafts.

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