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  • kantiger77

    I am liking FanPicks already – I don’t mind the smaller pools of people and think their pricing is actually fine, though some may disagree. However, it does need improvements, both to the site and to the game selection. I thought this thread might be a good place for those of us who enjoy college football to make suggestions to FP for their site for college football contests. Here are some of mine:

    So far, most of the contests are Top 10% only (20 of 200) for instance. I’d like to see some be Top 20%, or top 15%.

    I’d like to see some smaller slates of games offered on Saturdays, comprising 3 to 7 games. Conference specific slates in the future would be fun.

    I’d like to see some better data as far as the stats go – maybe more commentary on each player ,though I will say I like the fact this requires people to do research.

    I’m still not sure what Voucher Funds means.

    The Bonus Pool thing is weird and I still can’t figure it out. IT’s like this pool of $55 and it goes down like a trickle…only .08 so far? I don’t get that and wish it could be better explained/reformed.

    That’s just for starters – any others?

  • ScottatFanpicks

    He guys unfortunately we are a smaller site and cannot guarantee all of our games at this time. As we grow we will continue offering larger and larger gpp contests. As far as changing our point spread games from 15 to 20 that’s just not true no changes have been made to them at all. As far as getting out our own way goes well we are doing what we can and will continue to improve at all levels of the game. I have also removed some of the larger entry no guaranteed games to accommodate some of those who only play if they are guaranteed and don’t want to confuse anybody.

  • ScottatFanpicks

    I also just created a CFB $1.00 LONG BOMB TOP 30 (Primetime) this is 500 entry contest with a 20 entry max if we can fill this we will continue to offer this contest and more like it.

  • fabrownii718

    Scott, FP will not grow if you do not take a risk or two. I understand it is a risk to guarantee these contests but if you don’t, know one will play anyways. I gave up joining the larger contests because my $$$ just gets refunded which means I’m not playing. If it continues, more and more people will be boycotting your site. If you do not join CFB contests by Wed or Thur, you might as well not even attempt because it will not fill. It will not fill because players are not entering (like myself) assuming their money will be tied up until it gets refunded 30 seconds after the contest start. It is risk vs. reward for you guys. If Fanpicks wants to win at CFB, you’re gonna have to play too!

  • BabyBuster

    Is it even taking a risk? Scott – I believe you filled every guaranteed contest last week (at least all that I could see and I was in the lobby consistently on Sat).

    Why aren’t any of the contests guaranteed this week? Such a bummer, none of these GPPs are going to fill. Not asking for a ton, just guarantee 1-3 large (400+ player) contest for each time block. THey will fill.

  • ScottatFanpicks

    BabyBuster do you even look at the site?As there are several large contest that are guaranteed in the lobby so I suggest you have a look before getting bummed out dude!

  • BabyBuster

    Weird – see them all now – no longer bummed! Could have sworn they weren’t there this am.

    Also – its sad how much time i spent on that site today…

  • ScottatFanpicks

    You can always sort by Guaranteed so you don’t miss them.

  • Sirchad

    Do not play at Fan Picks they will not payout. I requested a withdrawal over 2 weeks ago and have received nothing but excuse as to why I haven’t. I was told 3-5 business days, after that window had past I began emailing support. I’ve pretty much given up on ever getting it as they no longer even respons to my emails. So please guys do not use this site it’s a ripoff job by scam artist.

  • ScottatFanpicks

    Sirchad I assure you we are not a rip off job nor are we scam artists. If you were at all familiar with credit card processing you might have a better understanding of the issues companies like ours have securing solid processing solutions. When you add the fact we have yet to secure Paypal it just magnifies the issues and I do apologize. If you would like to discuss this in person I will be happy to give you my personal number so we can do so. I have worked with several guys here on the site personally and am positive they will vouch for me being the real deal and doing all I can to accommodate everyone. So you can either PM me or call our office and I will be happy to do all I can to rectify this situation as soon as possible.

  • ScottatFanpicks

    Sirchad I assure you we are not a rip off job nor are we scam artists. If you were at all familiar with credit card processing you might have a better understanding of the issues companies like ours have securing solid processing solutions. When you add the fact we have yet to secure Paypal it just magnifies the issues and I do apologize. If you would like to discuss this in person I will be happy to give you my personal number so we can do so. I have worked with several guys here on the site personally and am positive they will vouch for me being the real deal and doing all I can to accommodate everyone. So you can either PM me or call our office and I will be happy to do all I can to rectify this situation as soon as possible.

  • Sirchad

    Furthermore, it was instant for you guys to take my money via deposit, but me requesting my money back, and there are troubles. Give me my money so I can run.

  • Sirchad

    It’s basketball season anyway

  • BabyBuster

    I think this is a DFS industry challenge not a FanPicks-specific issue.

    Lobby looks good this week. Pricing is better. FanPicks is solid in my book. Thanks Scott!!!

  • mvanderk10

    leave fanpicks alone it’s fine…it’s the bernie sanders of fantasy

  • nickrock23

    Regarding the withdrawal experiences I will write about it on my blog, as I already have a few weeks ago.
    The first WD was painless, original deposit was refunded to CC in +1 business days. The balance took +5 business days.
    The second WD I made on a Monday. The next Monday, I made a 3rd WD, however I hadn’t received the 2nd yet. I figured I would get it on Tuesday or Wed. On Wed it did not come still, so I emailed. They got back in a timely fashion and said give it till Friday, it was accepted, etc etc. The next day, Thursday, the WD I had made that Monday hit, which was weird since that one was requested only 3 days before. The deposit I emailed about hit either the next day, Sat, or Mon (I forget) but that wasn’t like crazy considering it takes 2-3 weeks to get a check from DK who at this point I am fed up with and played more NFL and NBA with FP than DK for the first time, and not surprisingly, I quadrupled my money in NFL on FP, and on DK i didn’t cash one contest.
    The only reason why I play on DK is for the $20 mill maker, which is basically a lottery ticket with better odds.
    Today I made another WD, we will see how that goes. But if it takes 5, 6, 7 biz days I’m not going to be bitching and moaning.
    I do think a 500 $1 was a little ambitious and I think it only got 430 entries. Maybe they should go 400 next week, and Scott, also do a big ALL-DAY 100 $1 contest please. Some slates there are a zillion contests, and then some there aren’t many at all. I finally loved the Thur-Fri, knew all my LU’s were winners, and there were barely any contests compared to weeks prior. Of course those all hit.
    My friend made a 250 3 man on Thurs or Fri and it filled in 10 minutes.. there is demand, but the bottom line is we need more players, more big players and more guys who only play 10-20 bucks a Sat.

  • Stangs13

    Pricing seems way better this week.

  • FanPicks_Team

    Hi
    To everyone who patiently waited for their withdraw transfer to get in their bank account, we want to warn you that we have had an issue with the money transfer method. Everything has been corrected this week. The withdraws will be completed as soon as next week (3 to 5 business days before money transfers).
    Please feel free to chat or leave a message to our customer service for any issues related to FanPicks.com. We’ll be glad to help.

  • nickrock23

    Pricing is a lot tighter these days. the midweek slates I was wasting way too much time on considering there weren’‘t many contests. I don’t think people realized we have MACtion now. And Boise was on the slate too. I think Fanpicks is doing great and hopefully it just keeps improving, im excited for CBB to start.
    Im gonna continue to play NFL and NBA on FP, even did some hockey last night and did well.
    I will still use DK for NBA just cause the potential to hit very big.
    One thing i hope eventually the live scoring gets better, the NBA seems to update quicker the last couple of days, but it’s not as quick as DK or FD for whatever reason.

  • ScottatFanpicks

    Hello all I have not heard much lately on how we are doing and was looking for an update. I hope its due to our continued improvement but know we still have some issues so please let it rip! I have wide shoulders and can handle it.

    Thanks
    Scott

  • BabyBuster

    Been MIA the last two weeks – just had a child!

    Takes an hour to update my spreadsheet – went to your site to pull the prices to start. What a total bummer. The early slate is an absolute joke. On a 14 game slate I can come within $3.2k of using all of the most expensive players. Haven’t looked at others yet… maybe theyre better, but how does this even make sense???

  • BabyBuster

    Dalvin Cook $6,600 against syracuse??? I’m sorry but I’m done. On to Draftworld…

  • yostradamus

    No free game or ability to create free games for practice…………….weak

  • ScottatFanpicks

    Hey yostradamus allow us to be less weak and tell me what you would like to see as far as practice games go and Ill throw some up.

  • ScottatFanpicks

    Have a look at lobby and click pratice filter as there is now a full complement of contests to hone your skills on good luck and

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I33u_EHLI3w

  • nickrock23

    @BabyBuster said...

    Dalvin Cook $6,600 against syracuse??? I’m sorry but I’m done. On to Draftworld…

    there is hardly anyone of value under 4500 tho, so it’s not so loose on the lower end. The only glaring error I’ve seen in the last month or 2 was isaiah jones at 4800 a few weeks ago. No, the pricing wasn’t great this year but it’s better than nothing and everyone has the same chances to take or fade a guy. Also, DK would have LF at 10,000 even against Bama and Florida, they were just as bad. FD’s pricing in CFB was so bad I didn’t even play it once.
    regarding the deposit problem that guy, I also took out a deposit on the same day, Nov 7. I took out another WD on the 15th which I actually got before the one on the 7th. The WD i took out on the 7th was bigger, but not by much. The one on the 7th hit about 3 weeks after, so maybe 15 business days. The rest of my WD’s took 5-10 biz days. It’s definitely been slower lately, but I don’t see the point complaining. This site needs more players. I had killer LUs in CBB last night, and there were hardly any players around, couldn’t even get a h2h other than a $2. Maybe some marketing. I gotta think there are people out there wanting to play. The pricing is fine, slates are a little cumbersome at times but it’s CBB and fun.
    Well, hopefully the new site they are supposed to roll out soon is great and the score updating is better. Also, editing massive amt’s of LU’s more easily would be great.

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