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  • BPhillips44

    After playing exclusively on Fan Duel for the past few years, I am making the switch to Draft Kings. For those of you that have played both, what are the biggest differences you have seen that have affected your play the most? Anything should I know about the switch over?

  • datcajunboy

    @BPhillips44 said...

    After playing exclusively on Fan Duel for the past few years, I am making the switch to Draft Kings. For those of you that have played both, what are the biggest differences you have seen that have affected your play the most? Anything should I know about the switch over?

    I am a casual player and I started on DK then only just this baseball season I’ve played FD – I’m about to go back to DK as I like the being able to switch players if their game hasn’t started where on FD once the 1st game starts you can’t switch anyone that could be out for a later game. I also feel like DK pays deeper and like I said since I am a casual player I like being able to play in the 25 cent entries just to play for the day. I had my most success on DK last year during football season so looking forward to the start up of football season.

    You should do fine just make sure you check the scoring rules also as they are different from site to site.

  • elg26

    As a previous online poker player, Draft Kings reminds me of Pokerstars, while Fanduel reminds me of Full TIlt.

    Pokerstars always had a bigger player base and more choices of games….and a very easily navigateable layout. Much like DK.

    Full TIlt had an annoying “cartoonish” look to the website that I found distracting….Fanduel has that same look to me which I also find distracting…and I seem not be as comfortable navigating.

  • cccalloway

    I personally like DK product more than FD. Dynamic pricing will probably be toughest thing to adjust to but also creates some advantages for skilled player especially in MLB. In NFL product is a million times better simply b/c there is no kicker position.

  • sethayates

    @cccalloway said...

    In NFL product is a million times better simply b/c there is no kicker position.

    Their NFL product is better because they award 1 Point Per Reception (PPR) which means you don’t have to target touchdowns which are highly unpredictable.

    **Fixed that for you.

  • bucherpsu08

    In MLB, the pitcher scoring is much more complex. FD’s pitcher scoring is so over simplified. On DK, walks and hits are deductions, there’s not as much emphasis on getting a win. It makes you dig deeper into advanced pitching statistics instead of just focusing on the moneyline, K’s and IPs.

  • mchin1027

    Incredibly disappointed DK doesn’t have MNF on their main slate. Playing FD week 1 and going back to DK assuming they bring MNF back.

  • billholler

    I started on FD. Switched to DK for NFL because there is no kicker. Switched to DK for NBA because you don’t have to pick 47 players every night. Eventually just quit playing FD all together and just as I thought about going back, FD pulls out of Texas.

  • Defjux41

    @elg26 said...

    As a previous online poker player, Draft Kings reminds me of Pokerstars, while Fanduel reminds me of Full TIlt.

    Pokerstars always had a bigger player base and more choices of games….and a very easily navigateable layout. Much like DK.

    Full TIlt had an annoying “cartoonish” look to the website that I found distracting….Fanduel has that same look to me which I also find distracting…and I seem not be as comfortable navigating.

    Ironically, I view them as the exact opposite, where I chalk FD up to Stars and DK up to Tilt.

    But I preferred Tilt…

  • billholler

    @Defjux41 said...

    Ironically, I view them as the exact opposite, where I chalk FD up to Stars and DK up to Tilt.

    But I preferred Tilt…

    I preferred PartyPoker. Lots of fish.

  • cccalloway

    @sethayates said...

    Their NFL product is better because they award 1 Point Per Reception (PPR) which means you don’t have to target touchdowns which are highly unpredictable.

    +1000

  • TheRyanFlaherty

    Care to share if there are any specific reasons why you are making the switch?
    Because we may be able to share how that correlates to the move.

    I always have said there are more ways to win on DK, or conversely if you are not a good player there are more ways to lose.
    In baseball there are 2 pitchers and players with multiple player eligibility. Football has the flex position. NBA is far less rigid, etc.

    For the most part I have always felt like I need to put far more research into my DK teams, and other than this past MLB season, it’s tended to pay off.
    The ownership on FD tends to be insane because there are so many obvious plays….You look at a guy like Gary Sanchez right now and he’s still been under 3k, so upwards of half the field just plus him in to start the day.
    It’s generally easier to exploit those price inefficiencies on FD and to stack teams with stars or players in great spots.

    In terms of profitability – I’ve noticed that I tend to have to win consistently on FD to be making money. Where as on DK I tend to win less, but when I do have a good team it actually makes decent money. I can lose pretty consistently on DK for a week or two yet wind up making that back in one night, while that rarely happens on FD. (And obviously you can win a lot on either if you take down a GPP or something but that’s not something I’ve ever done). I would imagine that is due to payout structure, and as others have said, game selection. As a lower stakes player I’m not just limited to $1 GPP’s. I’ll throw my team into the .25 leagues and .25 bankroll builders and be able to win $15 or so dollars on .50 cents.

  • KindGuy

    Haha yep FD is losing traction. I’ve been saying this for the past year or two but have gotten flack for it.

  • Tammy409

    I gave equal amounts of my money to DK’s and FD on the same day last fall. I’ve played for 300 days on the former and for 30 minutes on the latter… I didn’t understand FD off the rip, which to me seemed like it was all ‘Choose A or B” then “X or Y” … Every Lineup felt like as if pre-packed at Wal*Mart. I didn’t like it. I love DK’s; however, as you can put together asinine LU’s on the cheap that if the stars were to ever align? At least one has a chance.

  • jrgum3

    I’ve been playing on both recently and like you I started out playing FD almost exclusively. Lately I been playing on DK as they have wider game selection to choose from while FD is more rigid in that they choose to only offer the 4 major sports. Furthermore, I think the scoring differences between the two sites might make you more profitable on DK as opposed to FD. There is more flexibility on DK as others have pointed out and this sometimes leads to me cashing on DK on some nights where I don’t cash on FD.

  • kroto

    FD sucks at everything plain and simple, the only reason they’ve been getting action from me recently is this new DK payout structure is just to flat, i thought they were experimenting when it was first rolled out but its looking like they’re sticking with it

  • KindGuy

    I still don’t understand how FD still is #1. Or has that changed? DK is just so much more innovative, progressive while FD is very risk averse.

  • dakimbell

    Everyone else seems to be pro DK here so far, and for me whatever the reason , especially for NBA and MLB, I win big on FanDuel and just simply have enough good sweats every now and then on DK. For one i have alot easier of a time managing the 5-10 lineups i play every night on FD, i ike the global player swap on FD as a quick look on how my exposure is spread out and for making quick edits on the fly. In DK, it seems I am playing cat and mouse opening one anonymous lineup after another trying to edit lineiups.

  • cgg716

    Pro FD, easier to win big with tighter rosters and no flex

  • ehylton

    FD for me, it’s more clear and concise. When it comes to NFL I can say last year I had made profits without research because of the fact I didn’t know there were sites like Rotogrinders. Played DFS for about a year and tried both products and FD is very organized with easy to read game logs/stats

  • Rabidus

    @Defjux41 said...

    Ironically, I view them as the exact opposite, where I chalk FD up to Stars and DK up to Tilt.

    But I preferred Tilt…

    Yeah, I always viewed them this way too. PokerStars was always “steady” while Tilt was reckless. As evidenced by their theft of the player funds. I always felt DK runs like Tilt did as an organization.

    For the record, I always preferred Tilt too.

  • Prisoncoptodd

    FD for sure no luck all skill player prices are solid

  • DarkLions

    I stick with FD, won more there than on DK, but I win even more than both of these over on Yahoo fantasy sports is where its at for me, cashed big on Yahoo throughout the NFL season last year. Basic layout, more big payout structure and the ability to switch out your players even after the first game has started. Can’t wait for the NFL season in league and daily over on Yahoo fantasy this year. Definitely Pro Yahoo Fantasy,with FD a close second and DK third, but Rosters and Stars Fantasy Leagues closing in on DK in my opinion.

  • Yacht67

    I use both. The pricing is different which allows be to take advantage of certain plays. I couldn’t otherwise do. So I recommend learning both sites.

  • Fantasyfootballnut

    Fanduel is stingy. Draftkings is not.

  • ballabal

    I use DK because in Texas FD is unavailable.

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