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  • atrain00

    Just wondering how many other college students there are on here and whether you have had success. I find I am only really successful in DFS when I take time to do all my research. Because I live on the west coast the only way I can do this is if I am skipping class which isn’t really optimal. So I guess what I’m asking other college students is, what strategies do you use to find time to research and create lineups?

  • ataggart

    I am in school on the west coast too, the optimal play is to avoid classes in the 2-4 PM time slot where possible. But I don’t know man, a lot of people are trying to find time to do research with a full time job + family. I feel like college is as good as it’s going to get with having free time for DFS unless you are a full time player.

  • tjabchs6

    i guess it depends on your classes and if you can afford to skip them. i’m able to skip my classes from 4-6pm at uw-madison (yes, i have classes during that time most days) while still keeping a 3.0, but that’s because attendance isn’t mandatory and i can learn on my own through textbook/online material for those particular courses. honestly i hate going to class lol

  • tvsfrink

    @ataggart said...

    But I don’t know man, a lot of people are trying to find time to do research with a full time job + family. I feel like college is as good as it’s going to get with having free time for DFS unless you are a full time player.

    I wish I could +1 this more than once. I remember feeling like I had no time in college either, until I left college. I really only have time to set a few lineups on lunch break now.

    Now get off my lawn.

  • tommygmets86

    Just gotta manage your time right. Everyone in my house knows not to bother me between 5 and 7 PM when I’m staring into my screen not talking. That’s lineup building time.

  • esnyd10987

    A buddy of mine in college had a lot of success last summer playing MLB DFS and setup his classes for this spring semester so that he’s done with classes every day by 1:30 and can get his research in. Seems a little excessive but hey it’s better than keeping your original schedule and skipping every other class

  • larin1477

    • Blogger of the Month

    This is going to make me sound like an old ass man but….if you are skipping class to do research/play DFS you need to reevaluate your priorities. I love DFS but since I live in the real world with a full time job and a family to support the thought of “skipping a day of work” to do research just can’t happen. I have missed work twice in the last 10 years or so. Your “job” right now is to go to school. Unless your plan is to do this for a living, it should NOT take priority over classes. (Sorry, I have college age kids….lol)

  • LegiaWwa

    If you don’t have time to play DFS as a college student, then you are doing college wrong.

  • dailyfinancialsports

    All I can say is I wish I started playing DFS in college. I had so much damn free time, I could’ve done hours of research a day. I graduated Spring ’15 and just discovered DFS at the beginning of this NBA season, now that I have a full time job I only do maybe 1 hour of very basic research a day. I’ve made about 10x my original deposit but man I can only imagine how much better I’d be doing if I had more time for research.

  • Stewburtx8

    • 2012 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    @larin1477 said...

    This is going to make me sound like an old ass man but….if you are skipping class to do research/play DFS you need to reevaluate your priorities. I love DFS but since I live in the real world with a full time job and a family to support the thought of “skipping a day of work” to do research just can’t happen. I have missed work twice in the last 10 years or so. Your “job” right now is to go to school. Unless your plan is to do this for a living, it should NOT take priority over classes. (Sorry, I have college age kids….lol)

    Unfortunately a large amount of college classes are pointless to attend. Far too many professors who just recite the textbook while flipping through powerpoint slides (put together by the writers of the textbook). I can say I skipped a lot of classes in college and did quite well doing my own work and studying.

    Now there are certainly some classes worth attending with very good professors that actually teach, and I know there are also students who just do better understanding the textbook material by hearing it from someone else. Me personally, I did not like a lot of my undergrad classes, skipped a lot of them, and studied on my own. Now grad school was a different story, as I actually enjoyed the classes and attended all of them. To each their own.

    Unfortunately DFS wasn’t around when I was in college (2001-2005 for undergrad).

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    College should be easy. Try having a job, needy wife and kid. I can’t switch a lineup or do research on my phone without getting chewed out sometimes or daughter going ballistic cause she wants attention. And this is after playing on the floor with her.

  • pepsies15

    @larin1477 said...

    This is going to make me sound like an old ass man but….if you are skipping class to do research/play DFS you need to reevaluate your priorities. I love DFS but since I live in the real world with a full time job and a family to support the thought of “skipping a day of work” to do research just can’t happen. I have missed work twice in the last 10 years or so. Your “job” right now is to go to school. Unless your plan is to do this for a living, it should NOT take priority over classes. (Sorry, I have college age kids….lol)

    Hey, you don’t tell me how to waste my parents money!

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    @Stewburtx8 said...

    Unfortunately a large amount of college classes are pointless to attend. Far too many professors who just recite the textbook while flipping through powerpoint slides (put together by the writers of the textbook). I can say I skipped a lot of classes in college and did quite well doing my own work and studying.

    Now there are certainly some classes worth attending with very good professors that actually teach, and I know there are also students who just do better understanding the textbook material by hearing it from someone else. Me personally, I did not like a lot of my undergrad classes, skipped a lot of them, and studied on my own. Now grad school was a different story, as I actually enjoyed the classes and attended all of them. To each their own.

    I did the same. Including the CPA. I did self study although with recorded lectures. FTR I took Yeager not the gold standard Becker. Sitting thru class after work would have been a nightmare and know some Becker students who spent far more money and took more time than I did to pass. In fact some STILL haven’t passed after taking 5+ years. To each his own.

  • lastairbender

    I attend OU and work so managing time is crucial. For playing NBA, you definitely need to be available the last 15-20 minutes before line ups lock because of late news. Other than that, you don’t need multiple hours be successful.

  • smallANDflaccid

    You guys are missing the overall point that whatever I did in college is what this dude and everyone else should do in college. Otherwise, wrong. (see also: should go to the same school I did)

  • tvsfrink

    @Stewburtx8 said...

    Unfortunately DFS wasn’t around when I was in college (2001-2005 for undergrad).

    Unfortunately the internet was barely around when I was in college (early 90’s).

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    @tvsfrink said...

    Unfortunately the internet was barely around when I was in college (early 90’s).

    Ha, my first exposure to Ethernet was college (1998). Before that was creaky old dial up and a million years to download a 30KB simple porn image of Pamela Anderson.

  • tvsfrink

    My senior year, a guy in our house got a computer and dial-up. It literally took five minutes just to connect to whatever campus system we were using. By that time I had already rode my horse and buggy to the computer lab down the street to get some work done.

  • wolfjb1

    @PJGuin23 said...

    Try having a job, needy wife and kid.

    I wish that was all I had to contend with.

    Try playing DFS while having a needy ex-wife, a needy wife, two needy kids and two needy step kids…

    But seriously, yeah, the premise of this thread – that college kids have a harder time doing DFS research than those of us who’ve already entered the real world – is a bit too much for my brain to handle this morning.

  • BeltWieldindad

    Ive had no problems finding time to research/make lineups as well as actually watch the games while at school. Even in the semesters i took 6 classes its like 16-17 hours a week of lectures which would give anyone ample time (unless you were playing NBA and had class when rosters locked).

  • giantsfan12345

    i am at a elite school on the east coast and have been able to build my roll to over 20k through nfl, nba, and mlb cash games. Shoot me a message if you need any advice,

  • tommygmets86

    @mrmoz55 said...

    i am at a elite school on the east coast and have been able to build my roll to over 20k through nfl, nba, and mlb cash games. Shoot me a message if you need any advice,

    It’s not rocket science and you’re not the only one who has done that while at a top school. As other people said, being a DFS player and college student is really not that big of a problem.

  • tommygmets86

    Let’s wait until we have full-time jobs and then report back.

  • Bschwarze325

    I started playing last year when I was still in College and was able to allocate like 2-4 hours a day to research (East Coast and class loads were easy) Granted I skipped a lot of classes and actually a lot of my classes were online (the best imo).

    I graduated in December 2015 and have been pretty much playing daily fantasy full time. I’m not making the full time money that I want, but it keeps me afloat w/ rent and food for now and I am always getting better. You may have to sacrifice doing things like going out some nights or playing video games with friends if you want to find the time to practice and get better! Oh and as others said, if you can’t skip classes – don’t take a class during roster lock (NBA)

  • Cameron

    RG Co-Founder

    • 2014 FanDuel NFL Survivor Champion

    • 2016 RG Season Long Champion: NFL

    I was an online poker player in college. Got into it as I fell out of playing sports. That said, I would choose DFS >>> Online Poker for college life, as once the lineups are locked, you can go out and enjoy yourself, as opposed to being on the keyboard all night. – Kind of envious right now ;-) Enjoy the good times.

  • jstewart

    This is spot on for the undergrad side. I am currently in grad school and I still find it pretty easy to skip class and maintain a 3.5 GPA. If your willing to put the work in outside of the classroom to learn the material, going to class all the time isn’t necessary in my eyes.

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