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  • lpdev

    I figured I’d start a thread to see how other daily players spend their time after lineups lock.

    Personally I play NFL, NBA, and MLB daily. I rarely take a day off from building lineups. For NBA and MLB I tend to lock in my lineups and then move on to other things (I have 3 children so there’s always something going on). I’ve never been big into watching these sports and am pretty much only a fair-weather fan of my local teams (and the weather is rarely fair here in Dallas). In my ideal world, there wouldn’t be live scoring for these sports and I would just check my account the following morning to see if my bankroll went up or down. In reality I probably check my phone once every 15 minutes during the games (a habit I’d like to break). For NFL I tend to follow the games and my lineups actively with friends from a season long league.

    So what level of engagement with your lineups do you have after lock? Do you watch every game in every sport (and if so how do you remain sane?)? How often do you check your phone? Do you lock in your lineups and then meditate in an isolation tank?

  • Agent47

    As a father to a 2.5 year-old, I try to avoid looking at my lineups after lock as much as possible. I’ll occasionally take a peek and might have to quickly set lineups if I’m playing a turbo or late slate (NBA). If I do watch an actual NBA game, which I enjoy doing as much as I can, it’s usually a late game after my daughter goes to bed. If I see that my lineups are toast, though, and/or the game is a snooze fest, I’ll usually watch something else or play video games and then check my results in the morning.

  • bootcampfan

    NFL and Nascar watch every game or race from start to finish. NFL Sunday’s are great- don’t leave the couch for about 10 hours. MLB and NBA make my lineups and then just check scores on my phone every 30 minutes or so. Over the years MLB has been my most profitable sport and it’s by far my least favorite sport to watch. Makes sense ….I don’t pay attention to the games and don’t formulate any opinions or biases. Just follow the numbers and have success unlike the other sports where I think I know more than I actually do.

  • lpdev

    @bootcampfan said...

    Over the years MLB has been my most profitable sport and it’s by far my least favorite sport to watch. Makes sense ….I don’t pay attention to the games and don’t formulate any opinions or biases. Just follow the numbers and have success unlike the other sports where I think I know more than I actually do.

    I do best in MLB as well. It’s always been my favorite sport to play but I don’t enjoy watching it that much. It seems like the least exciting sport to follow your lineups in. It’s all too common to have batters do absolutely nothing for a whole game and the time between each opportunity is so large that it doesn’t hold my interest well.

  • Olhausen

    I am always finishing my lineups right before lock. I set it up to where I’m building lineups 2 hours before lock so as not to tinker with them. As soon as the slate starts I am already beginning research for the next day’s games. I am old school and like to write a lot of my research down on paper so it’s time consuming but well worth it IMO. It helps burn stats and players into my head to where by mid season I know a lot of it off the top of my head. I usually throw on a padres game while I’m researching since they are actually exciting to watch with the new young talent and of course Manny Machado. I do pay attention to my lineups and especially so if they are winning. But If I am in a position to take down a Gpp or at least a top 10 late in the evening then I will turn off my phone and computer for the last hour of the games as it’s to nerve racking for me. It’s easier to just watch a good Netflix show while researching and then turn everything back on and see where I finished.

  • lpdev

    @Olhausen said...

    I am always finishing my lineups right before lock. I set it up to where I’m building lineups 2 hours before lock so as not to tinker with them. As soon as the slate starts I am already beginning research for the next day’s games. I am old school and like to write a lot of my research down on paper so it’s time consuming but well worth it IMO. It helps burn stats and players into my head to where by mid season I know a lot of it off the top of my head. I usually throw on a padres game while I’m researching since they are actually exciting to watch with the new young talent and of course Manny Machado. I do pay attention to my lineups and especially so if they are winning. If I am in a position to take down a Gpp or at least a top 10 I will turn off my phone and computer for the last hour of the games as it’s to nerve racking for me. It’s easier to just watch a good Netflix show while researching and then turn everything back on and see where I finished.

    Whenever lineups lock I have this huge feeling of ‘its now out of my hands’ relief.I can’t imagine diving right back in to research for the next day though. That’s dedication! I do all my research on the day the contest starts, even in NFL. I wake up really early on Sunday during the NFL season.

  • Njsum1

    @lpdev said...

    Do you lock in your lineups and then meditate in an isolation tank?

    If by isolation tank, you mean my basement, and if by meditate, you mean sob uncontrollably…then yes, that’s what I do 🤣😁

  • lpdev

    @Njsum1 said...

    If by isolation tank, you mean my basement, and if by meditate, you mean sob uncontrollably…then yes, that’s what I do 🤣😁

    I’m from Texas and there is no such thing as a basement here. As a software developer that likes to work in dark places, it sounds like a glorious thing though.

  • yisman

    I don’t look at my lineups after lock.

    Sometimes I’ll watch a game live, but usually I won’t.

    I check back after to see how it went if I have time.

    Some days I don’t even go over the results.

    If I have a lot in play on MLB, I’ll watch some of the most important condensed games afterwards.

  • ASalvaro

    i order dinner from Grubhub and i check the scores and DK standings every 2 minutes for the next 6 hours

  • eatmyturf23

    @lpdev said...

    I’m from Texas and there is no such thing as a basement here. As a software developer that likes to work in dark places, it sounds like a glorious thing though.

    It truly is.

  • jimmyquinella

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    I drink….and drink…. call the electric company to explain “I just need one more day, as my method will pay off soon!”

  • smokeyca14

  • d735123

    @smokeyca14 said...

    Pray

    Lol, reminds me of the old joke: what’s the difference between praying in church and praying at the track?

    At the track, you really mean it.

  • smokeyca14

  • Olhausen

    @lpdev said...

    Whenever lineups lock I have this huge feeling of ‘its now out of my hands’ relief.I can’t imagine diving right back in to research for the next day though. That’s dedication! I do all my research on the day the contest starts, even in NFL. I wake up really early on Sunday during the NFL season.

    It’s one of my favorite things to do. I love researching almost as much as watching my lineup’s. I’m an everyday grinder during the mlb season and have been since 2015. Those nights where everything comes together makes all the hard work worth it.

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