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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?

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    I managed to be profitable during my first semester of law school. Would go to class all day, spend a few hours making lineups after class (or in class if I was allowed to have my laptop) and then do the reading. Definitely was a pain in the ass though and probably hurt my grades a little. Would have been a lot more difficult with my schedule this semester though. Part of the reason I am no longer in law school

  • tjabchs6

    @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.

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

    thank you. when you got ming ching wong reciting textbook shit you can barely understand i’m choosing dfs over lecture any day

  • tjabchs6

    @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,

    lol chill bruh

  • tvsfrink

    @tjabchs6 said...

    thank you. when you got ming ching wong reciting textbook shit you can barely understand i’m choosing dfs over lecture any day

    wtf

  • smallANDflaccid

    @tvsfrink said...

    wtf

    I assumed this may be a reference to how at Universities, they will have grad students teach the intro classes that tend to be huge. The grad students have a full load and do this too, so they tend to sort of phone it in, and a huge number of grad students are from overseas in many (most?) programs.

    Or it was some racist thing.

  • tvsfrink

    I naturally assumed it was some racist thing, however it turns out he just goes to Princeton and is into Gonad Morphogenesis.

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ming-Ching_Wong

  • smallANDflaccid

    @tvsfrink said...

    is into Gonad Morphogenesis

    Aren’t we all?

  • tvsfrink

    Well sure, but I wouldn’t purchase a Princeton education for the sole purpose of studying it.

  • bzsports4

    I’m in college on the East Coast and most of my classes are in the morning. There is going to be some days that you can’t play and thats fine. Your education come first.

  • ttc12

    @tjabchs6 said...

    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

    Best post ever! Can’t you just play on weekends?

  • tjabchs6

    @smallANDflaccid said...

    I assumed this may be a reference to how at Universities, they will have grad students teach the intro classes that tend to be huge. The grad students have a full load and do this too, so they tend to sort of phone it in, and a huge number of grad students are from overseas in many (most?) programs.

    Or it was some racist thing.

    i’ll admit that was inappropriate – it was meant to be more of a stab at universities for hiring lecturers that aren’t fluent in english, not a stab at the lecturers. they just happen to be asian – nothing wrong with that.

    we’re all used to joking like that here at my school, and it just slipped out w/o thinking about it. apologies.

  • tjabchs6

    @ttc12 said...

    Best post ever! Can’t you just play on weekends?

    yes, i could.

  • ttc12

    @tjabchs6 said...

    yes, i could.

    Meant the second part as suggestion for the op. Sorry I was unclear.

  • tvsfrink

    @tjabchs6 said...

    i’ll admit that was inappropriate – it was meant to be more of a stab at universities having lecturers that aren’t fluent in english, not at the lecturer. they just happen to be asian – nothing wrong with that.

    we’re all used to joking like that here at my school, and it just slipped out w/o thinking about it. apologies.

    Thank you for posting that. Too many times I’ve seen people on the internet just fly into a rage when something like this is pointed out to them.

    Tip of the hat to you, sir.

  • btwice80

    @jstewart said...

    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.

    I took the exact opposite approach of most in this thread. I wanted my free time to be my free time, so I went to all my classes and didn’t crack a book other than the morning of a test. I found that the professors pretty much told you what would be on the test, so the only schoolwork I did outside of class was writing the occasional paper and morning-of-the-test cramming which was just reviewing what I’d already heard. Much more free time that way.

  • atrain00

    Not saying that college students have a harder time finding time for research although I do work a part time job 3 days a week which leaves maybe half an hour of free time on weekdays. I was directing this thread at other college students and seeing how they manage their priorities. Thanks for the replies.

  • jojo491048

    @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)

    Strong this. In my late 20s, having competed undergrad and medical school and currently in residency (I have no life). It’ll come down to you either going full time into DFS and treating it as your job/career and devoting your full time as such or it being a fun, (hopefully) profitable side hobby. A hobby. Like playing basketball at the gym, snowboarding/skiing for fun, collecting rocks or stamps, whatever. A hobby. That’s it. Not something you miss work or class over or other obligations and RESPONSIBILITIES over.

    If you’re skipping class/rearranging your college schedule around DFS, gotta ask yourself why you’re even in college in the first place. I had friends not go to college or drop out to pursue a variety of passions -> online poker, creating a start-up, etc, which is totally fine, but just spare yourself the time (and money) if this sounds like you.

    You’re getting a gamut of responses so think about what applies to you. Good luck.

  • awilson45

    I play almost every night. I research thoughout the day ranging anywhere from 1-4 hours depending on how much free time I have. I’m only taking 13.5 credits this semester because I’m about to graduate and I’m done at 12 everyday so it’s really easy to sufficiently analyze a slate. DFS just essentially took away from my Xbox time which at least there’s financial upside in DFS. Video games or watching TV is literally just a waste of time. I get the same amount of entertainment from DFS. If I’m going out or have lacrosse practice I try to play on FD if I’m not gonna be near my phone in case there’s any late news.

  • Stevej2344

    I am a student and work overnight custodial at the university I attend (for the free tuition lol) and I have been playing pretty much every NBA, NFL, and MLB slate for a year and a half and profited around 12-13k mostly just grinding although I will say that NBA this season has sapped some of my progress unfortunately

  • pepsies15

    @Stevej2344 said...

    I am a student and work overnight custodial at the university I attend (for the free tuition lol) and I have been playing pretty much every NBA, NFL, and MLB slate for a year and a half and profited around 12-13k mostly just grinding although I will say that NBA this season has sapped some of my progress unfortunately

    Are you really good at math too? Do people think you’re dumb? Can you look at math equations and solve them?

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    @wolfjb1 said...

    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.

    There’s only so much you can do on a smartphone. Maybe switch a late swap. You have to be resourceful in our situations.

  • Stevej2344

    @Stevej2344 said...

    I am a student and work overnight custodial at the university I attend (for the free tuition lol) and I have been playing pretty much every NBA, NFL, and MLB slate for a year and a half and profited around 12-13k mostly just grinding although I will say that NBA this season has sapped some of my progress unfortunately

    😂😂😂lmao no foreal tho I hate that job but it does give me time for extra research @pepsis

  • awilson45

    @Stevej2344 said...

    I am a student and work overnight custodial at the university I attend (for the free tuition lol) and I have been playing pretty much every NBA, NFL, and MLB slate for a year and a half and profited around 12-13k mostly just grinding although I will say that NBA this season has sapped some of my progress unfortunately

    What’s ya major dude?

  • cAUmberlandtiger8

    @awilson45 said...

    What’s ya major dude?

    Is he giving us the plot to “Good Will Hunting”?

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    @cAUmberlandtiger8 said...

    Is he giving us the plot to “Good Will Hunting”?

    I GAWT ‘ER NUMBA. HOW DO YA LIKE THOSE APPLES!

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