Hey I know that Fanduel is considering changes regarding it’s head to head games and I wanted to make a post here to build more support for a method of restricting players from abuse of head to heads.
Fanduel made a good step by introducing a 250 game limit for the lower stakes recently, but what I didn’t realize at the time is that this is proportionally less effective at the less popular sports like NHL, where there are fewer contests available. In particular there is one player who exploits the rules more than most. Yesterday I decided to conduct a test where I would post head to head contests at the $5 level and see how many I would have to post before this player would stop scooping every single one of my contests and I could finally play some other players in the head to head games. Here are the results: http://i.imgur.com/BHreNRs.png . I had to post more than 75 games before I could finally get him to stop joining my games and get other people to join them. This is not within the capabilities of an average player.
I think Fanduel is doing a lot of great things, and introducing some change to restrict head to head abuse could be a great next step to improving the player experience on their site.