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  • aarong89

    I know DK and FD are the prime players in DFS but why is there not much data and info for Yahoo Fantasy? any pros have input on this and why?

  • PhoFever

    Not a pro here, but Yahoo markets themselves as the industry’s “Fair Play” leader, meaning fewer and smaller GPPs, less entries per contest (including lots of good single-entry contests), no credit card deposits etc. This might make them less popular, and that’s fine by me.

  • 2Slik

    • Ranked #24

      RG Tiered Ranking

    They are also unavailable to (guessing) 50% of the DFS community due to state legal issues.

  • DanielHaight

    • Yahoo Representative

    @2Slik said...

    They are also unavailable to (guessing) 50% of the DFS community due to state legal issues.

    The only states we don’t operate in, relative to other operators, are Delaware, Missouri (application pending), and Florida (sigh).

    We’re hoping to ramp up our affiliate program this year, which should hopefully bring with it additional resources for players.

  • d735123

    Yahoo has the best user interface out there, in my opinion. Very easy to enter and edit lineups. Lowest GPP rakes too. By far the best site for newcomers and low-stakes players. It’s the anti-shark site. The flip side of that is that you can quickly run out of contests to enter if you’re playing non-NFL sports.

  • manBEAST

    I agree Rotogrinders needs more Yahoo content, I know its about sponsership and what not and I have done well on Yahoo so maybe it is a good thing there isn’t as much content out there, but it should be way less Play draft talk imo just not a fan of snake drafts all about the salary cap! For example there is no quickdraft for Yahoo for projections. I’m sure there is something in the works, but there should be more with rotogrinders and yahoo than the other sites imho.

    Can’t speak for others, but I’m sure there are others like me that play most of our volume on Yahoo and only a few bucks on FD/DK/Fd GPPs.

  • PhoFever

    @d735123 said...

    Yahoo has the best user interface out there, in my opinion. Very easy to enter and edit lineups. Lowest GPP rakes too. By far the best site for newcomers and low-stakes players. It’s the anti-shark site. The flip side of that is that you can quickly run out of contests to enter if you’re playing non-NFL sports.

    TOTALLY agree about the Yahoo interface. I absolutely love it. So clear, crisp, and intuitive. I can’t speak for FanDuel and DraftKings, but FantasyDraft’s interface is so 2003….very unappealing from a visual and user-friendly standpoint.

    Not sure I agree about the run out of contests part, though. There are always plenty of small contests available when the big ones fill. Also, if the big ones fill early, sometimes they add more.

  • kaetorade

    • 2013 DraftStreet DSBBC Finalist

    @aarong89 said...

    I know DK and FD are the prime players in DFS but why is there not much data and info for Yahoo Fantasy? any pros have input on this and why?

    I can only assume it’s sponsor-related. If you’re a cash game player, Yahoo is much more ideal. They are much more rake-friendly and are generous with their bonuses. I absolutely love the late swap and I’ve taken all my action to Yahoo. Probably not a game changer, but definitely noteworthy is that you don’t have to worry about ‘adjusted’ stats. Those that play at DK will understand. My biggest gripe is that their salaries are very soft and super slow to adjust to actual performance/situations(role changes).

  • adamcm21

    I wish Yahoo would open up to Canadian users.

  • TheRyanFlaherty

    I’m good with less Yahoo content.
    I’ve joined recently and over that time I’ve had more success there than any other site. It may turn out I’ve jusr been lucky, but if I’m making an educated guess I feel a major reason for my success there is that there is not as much information readily available. It feels like DFS from a few years ago where you could actually have an edge by researching and being intelligent…before the barrage of projection sites, selection articles, touts, lineup sellers, etc.

  • Jagwarr

    • 2016 FanDuel NFL Playboy Mansion Finalist

    I have not played at Yahoo-sports in a long time but will reup with them tomorrow. They have a different salary structure then fd and dk so one has to play light until you get the hang of it.

  • MinusEV

    Anyone know a Yahoo deposit bonus code ?

  • PhoFever

    @kaetorade said...

    Probably not a game changer, but definitely noteworthy is that you don’t have to worry about ‘adjusted’ stats.

    If you are referring to stats changing after games finish, this does indeed happen on Yahoo too.

    On the whole, I am a huge Yahoo fan and won’t be switching or joining other sites. Too much to like, and yes, late swap and interface are just two of the many.

    Another great perk is the “loyalty program” – you earn points for every contest entered, and eventually you can use these points to enter more contests.

  • MinusEV

    @Seahawktom said...

    If you are referring to stats changing after games finish, this does indeed happen on Yahoo too.

    On the whole, I am a huge Yahoo fan and won’t be switching or joining other sites. Too much to like, and yes, late swap and interface are just two of the many.

    Another great perk is the “loyalty program” – you earn points for every contest entered, and eventually you can use these points to enter more contests.

    Is the only way to put money on the site via PayPal?

  • MinusEV

    @DanielHaight said...

    The only states we don’t operate in, relative to other operators, are Delaware, Missouri (application pending), and Florida (sigh).

    We’re hoping to ramp up our affiliate program this year, which should hopefully bring with it additional resources for players.

    Wake up dude!!!

    This is Yahoo’s moment to shine and build they’re customer base and I can’t get in touch with you. Posted to threads and sent a private message.

    Giddy up buddy!!

  • mike291md

    After the latest slap in the face from DK on the Pelicans game debacle, I too am considering moving over to Yahoo once the roll runs out over at DK. I’d rather support a company who is willing to go the extra mile for customer satisfaction. DK has cared about nothing but raising rake in most recent times.

    DK does nothing about trains, very little about ridiculous lineup entry amounts, and the no refund thing while you’re competitor refunds its customers was atrocious.

  • DanielHaight

    • Yahoo Representative

    @MinusEV said...

    Anyone know a Yahoo deposit bonus code ?

    Use ‘rg25’ to get $25 worth of rewards points, and sign up through the RG link: Yahoo.

  • PhoFever

    @MinusEV said...

    Is the only way to put money on the site via PayPal?

    Yeah, just PayPal. You have to use real money, which is annoying but a blessing in disguise.

    I totally agree about needing to open up to Canadian users, by the way. Yahoo could really beef up its NHL section that way. They already include the British market in their games, and you can play games in “£” with our friends overseas. Why not our neighbors to the north???

  • kaetorade

    • 2013 DraftStreet DSBBC Finalist

    @Seahawktom said...

    If you are referring to stats changing after games finish, this does indeed happen on Yahoo too.

    I play every day at Yahoo and it’s very rare. Yahoo always reflects what the box score shows. If the box score changes, then Yahoo adjusts. In fact, I can only recall one instance where a stat didn’t match up with the NBA box score. And in that case, the NBA box score eventually changed to reflect what was already recorded at Yahoo. DK, prior to this year, used to operate the same way.

  • DanielHaight

    • Yahoo Representative

    One more note, looks like we’re headed to some decent overlay today: https://sports.yahoo.com/dailyfantasy/contest/2360604?pid=rotogrinders&aid=rotogrinders.

  • XxHeisenbergxX

    I am definitely going to check out Yahoo today, also open up a pay pal account..I dont mind smaller stakes and prize pool I do this for entertainment and the chances of me winning a huge GPP are .000000000000000000000000001% but if I can learn, cash and be consistent I am a happy guy.

  • bigwillie20

    @XxHeisenbergxX said...

    I am definitely going to check out Yahoo today, also open up a pay pal account..I dont mind smaller stakes and prize pool I do this for entertainment and the chances of me winning a huge GPP are .000000000000000000000000001% but if I can learn, cash and be consistent I am a happy guy.

    I have just started out playing a little there and I am liking it so far. I like the smaller fields as I don’t multi-enter, and definitely use the bonus code and you can use those points to enter

  • Mr_tjRoto

    Hello,
    Access to the yahoo projections requires premium access in lineup builder. Since the scoring is the same (I think) between Yahoo and Fanduel, the projectons from Rotogrinders fanduel NBA are one in the same?. Could you download the projections.csv file from fanduel projections, then tweek that and upload it back into the Yahoo lineup builder.
    Make sense?
    signed,
    Garry Harris/Calderon victim

  • Greenmonstah

    @DanielHaight said...

    One more note, looks like we’re headed to some decent overlay today: https://sports.yahoo.com/dailyfantasy/contest/2360604?pid=rotogrinders&aid=rotogrinders.

    Hi Daniel, do you have a timetable for when we will be reimbursed from the ppd Pelican game?

    TIA

  • squidkill

    I know DRAFT has late swap/ you can edit someone in if your player is ruled OUT…… Does YAHOO or FANTASY DRAFT have late swap?

  • mattcoxy

    Yes. Yahoo has late swap. Players lock when their specific game starts.

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