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  • blackbirdisback

    Thought it would interesting to hear from others on what types of “quirks” or intricacies you notice within yourself when it comes to your DFS routine or general DFS play habits.

    1) Last year in MLB I noticed a serious trend of getting smashed on nights after I had done really well…unfortunately it is rather hard to take a day off after a nice win. On days I was mindful enough to take a break I noticed fairly positive results over the course of the season when entering contests after taking a day off.

    2) Outside of NFL I generally do not like to watch games when sweating…with DFS soccer I literally will just stare at my computer screen sometimes with the contest open or just on the my lineups page and drink coffee.

    3) It bothers me to enter a tournament with less than like a 26.2% pay out structure…I guess I would rather accept a lower min cash and still cash than having doubled up for reaching the top 19-20% when on the bubble.

    4) Each NFL Sunday morning before lock I notice myself refreshing the my lineups page about 10 times for some reason…maybe a little weird OCD about whether or not I messed something up by accident.

    5) After playing DFS for a few years I actually watch sports far less than I ever did prior to being a DFS player….which is odd now that I think about it.

    Those are all generally boring now that I think about it so hopefully others will have some interesting traits to share. Maybe ill think of some better ones later on.

  • BigA

    I tend to avoid the guys that score points thus me not winning much lately.
    Only teams I watch are my home teams. Otherwise to stressful to watch. I rather watch the live game pages instead of watching.

  • tonytone1908

    All the guys I wanted to play but didn’t, all end up in the winning lineup. I need to always do 2 with the second doing the complete opposite of what I did in the first, play all the guys I didn’t have the balls to play in my main lineup. Kills me when someone ties all the players I was on, with a guy I usually love to play and that night I didn’t. Like Portis tonight. Ugh. If you had him and McCollum you were gold no matter what else you did. How did I not play either? Ugh.

  • madmanjayWV

    I don’t know if one should call it a quirk, but I suppose wanting to bang my friggin’ head off the wall when I see FD post GPPs for the sac fly and the bunt in MLB with $10,000 PRIZE POOLS.

    It’s barely after midnight (PST) and the 3x sac fly is heading on 1/2 way filled. If I get lucky enough to hit the top of the mountain..be nice to get closer to $2000 than 10 c-notes…

  • Cpjttogether

    I tend to babble about all kinds of wierd stuff in chat and in the forum when i lose. Im pretty sure fan duel, roto g and lots of pros wish i would finally win so i shut up

  • mabrla

    1. I will only wager even amounts.
    2. I will not play more than one lineup, unless it’s an extremely rare circumstance.
    3. I won’t play on DK if my PGA team didn’t do well because I can’t stand looking at a losing lineup for the entire weekend.
    4. In the rare circumstance that I play multiple lineups, each must be in the exact same tournaments totaling the same amount.
    5. I will never pay for content.
    6. If the top prize in a GPP isn’t at least $25,000, I won’t do much research or play much that day.
    7. I run my single lineup in each tournament multiple times so if I take first I get an exact larger sum of money.

  • mabrla

    @madmanjayWV said...

    I don’t know if one should call it a quirk, but I suppose wanting to bang my friggin’ head off the wall when I see FD post GPPs for the sac fly and the bunt in MLB with $10,000 PRIZE POOLS.

    It’s barely after midnight (PST) and the 3x sac fly is heading on 1/2 way filled. If I get lucky enough to hit the top of the mountain..be nice to get closer to $2000 than 10 c-notes…

    I’m the exact opposite lol. I’d rather they give 65% of the prize pool to the top 10, and give everyone below that double their entry fee.

  • liwvu13

    Im the complete opposite of #5. I always followed sports closely, but usually only followed my favorite teams and would watch marquee matchups. Now im up until 1 in the morning watching Utah vs Sacramento because im already in the money and still have Hayward and Cauley Stein going.

  • billholler

    I spend all day with this website open but never get on here after games start. Can’t stand to see all the whining about players that I know I was heavy on.

  • KindGuy

    @mabrla said...

    1. I will only wager even amounts.
    2. I will not play more than one lineup, unless it’s an extremely rare circumstance.
    3. I won’t play on DK if my PGA team didn’t do well because I can’t stand looking at a losing lineup for the entire weekend.
    4. In the rare circumstance that I play multiple lineups, each must be in the exact same tournaments totaling the same amount.
    5. I will never pay for content.
    6. If the top prize in a GPP isn’t at least $25,000, I won’t do much research or play much that day.
    7. I run my single lineup in each tournament multiple times so if I take first I get an exact larger sum of money.

    I’m the exact same with respect to 2, 5, and 7. 6 I kinda agree with. I love top heavy prize pools but 25k isn’t a cut off for me. I play the GPP that has the best first place prize within my bankroll.

  • rgreuli

    1 – Wake up at 4:30AM to start daily research until time to start getting ready for work at 6AM
    2 – Drive to work and listen to the Morning Grind podcast
    3 – Wait for lineups to come out, check Twitter posts, check weather reports
    4- lunch hour – Lineup building
    5 – 45 minutes prior to lock – Check all lineups and make necessary adjustments
    6- One hour after games begin – Start banging my head on why I rostered that guy that screwed some of my lineups up.

  • AWoo

    I hit one of my 6 deadly gongs in my collection, when I see a gong happen.

  • EadesScience

    Approximately 1 hour after game locks I find myself swearing at my monitor as if were at fault that my players are tanking.

  • sanfranciscody

    @AWoo said...

    I hit one of my 6 deadly gongs in my collection, when I see a gong happen.

    i also hit my gong, usually when losing. Keeps my spirits high

  • 36ryno

    1. I make reasons on why you should fade Freddie Freeman in GPP
    2. Freeman goes off for 2 homeruns and 40 DK points
    3. I listen to everyone call me a fucking fish for 5 hours and explain how I cost them a Porsche
    4. I wake up the next day looking for the chalkiest guy on the slate
    5. Repeat steps 1-3.

  • sanfranciscody

    @36ryno said...

    1. I make reasons on why you should fade Freddie Freeman in GPP
    2. Freeman goes off for 2 homeruns and 40 DK points
    3. I listen to everyone call me a fucking fish for 5 hours and explain how I cost them a Porsche
    4. I wake up the next day looking for the chalkiest guy on the slate
    5. Repeat steps 1-3.

    nice

  • 36ryno

    I am trying to win my bros some cash to all buy a new Porsche, step one is fading the chalkiest guys on the slate..Where is Brit at I need to tell them who to fade

  • psualum

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    My quirk the less money I put onto a slate, the better my team does. If you spot me in a lone $3 gpp watch your back.

  • blackbirdisback

    I thought of a couple more…

    I cannot have a lineup created that is not entered into the massive $3 or $4 tournament…which prevents me from creating too many lineups due to not wanting my expectation lowered so many times.

    I sadly can no longer listen to podcasts prior to building lineups…its sad b/c I love the content and they are entertaining but i cannot live with having somebody else thoughts in my head and having my lineups effected by this. Even though the hosts are far better and more skilled players than I am….I would prefer to lose with my own ideas and gradually get better over time by learning from mistakes than to have changed something after hearing a tip on a podcast and having my first thought been the one which would have hit. Sometimes ill go back and listen to the podcast once the games have started and I know that i wont be able to swap.

  • dmiller10nc

    I have the downfall that many do…I cant leave salary on the table. I tend to freak out when it is more than 500. Im doing it tonight on the late slate. I want to play triggs but I have to literally leave 2k on the table, so instead I will roster shelby miller on 60% of my rosters and watch him implode against the padres. Then tomorrow I will be like why did I roster shelby miller 60% of the time and not stack the padres at all?

  • KindGuy

    @dmiller10nc said...

    I have the downfall that many do…I cant leave salary on the table. I tend to freak out when it is more than 500. Im doing it tonight on the late slate. I want to play triggs but I have to literally leave 2k on the table, so instead I will roster shelby miller on 60% of my rosters and watch him implode against the padres. Then tomorrow I will be like why did I roster shelby miller 60% of the time and not stack the padres at all?

    People put way too much faith into the sites’ algorithms. Not a good idea, especially in high variance sports like baseball.

  • mabrla

    @mabrla said...

    5. I will never pay for content.

    Actually, I would pay for content if there was a way to only have access to the premium slack-chats on certain websites.

    I have no interest in projection systems or any other paid service b/c I trust my own research…and enjoy doing it.

    Nothing beyond the free projections and podcasts to get a gauge of what the ownership will be on certain players.

  • billholler

    @mabrla said...

    I have no interest in projection systems or any other paid service b/c I trust my own research…and enjoy doing it.

    The projected ownership on here is pretty spot on for NBA and the only reason I continued to pay for the premium service.

  • Cpjttogether

    fml I’m losing again

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