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  1. KarmaPolice, thanks for your posting in these forums. I suffered a similar disappointing fate in Week 1. $21 in in 9 "Beginner" contests, zero out. Oof! After three years at Fanduel, I switched to DK this season, chasing the FBG membership bonus. I was skeptical of DK, but I have to admit that I find it much more intuitive to use than FD, at least when it comes to managing multiple lineups and getting them entered in the correct contests. This is something I have struggled with for years. DK's clear separation of Lineups from Contests just makes sense to me, and the ability to reserve a spot in contests and then go back and import a lineup is great. Sure, I used to do this with dummy lineups all the time at Fanduel, but it's just more elegant now. Last week, I took a fresh approach to Sunday mornings, and actually implemented the process I hear so much about on the podcast circuit: Build a player pool Use a lineup builder to generate cash and gpp lineups around a core of players Import those lineups into DK contests that I had claimed spots in earlier. This is all to say, I had never felt more in control and confident this morning. I decided to put $20 this week into exclusively "Beginner" rated contests while I still qualified: My GPP lineup was built around a Bills stack Josh Allen / Beasley / John Brown $1 single-entry gpp $3 single-entry gpp My cash lineups were built around Wentz - Cook / Fournette / Chubb - ??? - Kelce - D $5 triple-up $1 triple-up $3 double-up 3 $1 double-ups $5 5-player Maybe the contest selection was bad, or overly aggressive. I usually stick to $1 or $2 contests, but my thinking was not to waste my beginner status on my usual slew of $1 cash games. I really made hay three years ago as a Fanduel Beginner, and it's been a grind ever since. In hindsight maybe a triple-up calls for a GPP approach, not a Cash lineup, especially when I was reaching above my normal bankroll to the $5 entry. Taking a total zero in week one was a gut punch, but I will have better weeks ahead.
  2. Oof! $28 in $9 out. LUs with Giants defense cashed, others not so much. I had some Jaylen Samuels, but tried to continue paying up for stud RBs. I ranked the big three: 1. Barkley - 2. Zeke - 3. McCaffrey, which meant I had very little McCaffrey once I started shifting money to other positions. Went way too heavy on Kamara, Sutton, and Godwin. Naturally, my best LU turned out to be my "initial stab" lineup ( manual build pre-podcasts, no optimizer tools ) which scored 150.24, thanks mostly to Amari Cooper and Ian Thomas, both of whom I proceeded to fade in all my subsequent builds. Not sure what lessons to take away from this week. It's so chalky out there.
  3. Really struggling to make a playable 5-man LU for MNF. I would be happy to go with both QBs , Hopkins, and Corey Davis, but they won't allow a 4-man entry.
  4. Uh, where the #%@& did this Gus Edwards guy come from? ( I know, Rutgers LOL ) Edwards got 17 carries to Collins' 7 and I got damned lucky to escape with that early Collins TD before Edwards really took over the running game. LU was otherwise solid cashing in GPPs at 144.12 with Kirk, and 134.42 with Riddick
  5. Here's my weekly "first stab" LU that I come up with on Tuesday or Wed, prior to listening to any podcasts. Brees - David Johnson / Alex Collins - Thomas / Tre'Qyuan Smith / OBJ / OJ Howard / C Kirk / Cardinals Saints and Cardinals super stacks I'm a Bengals homer who watches all of their (often terrible) games. I don't see how Collins can fail this week, no matter who plays QB for Ravens Love OJ Howards' talent and matchup. Did you see how badly Kittle roasted the Giants on Monday? Hoping for low ownership, as he burned us last week. Might see more red zone targets if Godwin scratches. Concerns: This LU goes against the tried and true "pay up for stud RB, pay down at QB and WR" formula Now that I have listened to pods, I have to admit that I will probably swap in Riddick for Kirk at flex for same price tag.
  6. l'm saving the Saints for another day, and rolling with Arizona. They appear to be playing with effort for new OC Byron Leftwich.
  7. $22 in, $22.80 out today I took last week off of DFS, since I was out of town, and it was nice! Realized that I have been skewing too heavily to GPPs, so put more bankroll in Cash this week. Sponsored freeroll GPPs failed as usual GPPs - 3 $1 small squibs SE / 1190 entries -- cashed 1 of 3 - score 153.22 - for $3 out H2H -- 15 $1 H2Hs won 11 x $1.80 = $19.80 out 3-Man contests - Two $2 winner take all - finished second in both, with scores of 140.22 and 122.22. ? = $0 out Conclusions: Man, it's tough out there. Disappointing to go 11-4 in H2Hs only to give it all back on a couple of 3-man contests. Everyone seems to be using the same player pool for cash. Probably all listening to the same podcasts. Contests seem to swing on picking the defense that goes off. TE is a wasteland as usual. Anyone tried FantasyDraft? I understand they offer rake free H2Hs.
  8. Agree with you that Wentz is the MVP Josh Adams at only $6000 is a great value play, and potential LU differentiator Not sure which Cowboys to use.. What about just using their kicker, Maher, and fading new trade arrivals Tate and Cooper: Wentz/Ertz/Jeffrey/Adams/Maher
  9. I have noticed that as well. THU - MON made for fun strategies a couple of seasons ago, until the arrival of Late Swap, and now the reduction in contests. Seems FD wants to strangle the longer slate to increase the velocity of betting. On the bright side, I have to begrudgingly admit I like the Single Game option for those times when you just have to have action on an island game, and love the SuperFlex option.
  10. This is what I landed on as I was playing around on the app this afternoon. Seems like there will be massive roster overlap. My best single-game LUs this season have come when I got lucky going off the board ( played Baker Mayfield on that Thursday game he came in for Tyrod ) or at least on a player with an unproven role like Mark Ingram's first week back. Rest of my single game LUs have been total losses.
  11. @Maurile Tremblay I'm seeing a lot of garbage text at the bottom of the FanDuel LU optimizer pages. Don't know if it's significant, or just cosmetic.
  12. Had no luck this evening finding my bread and butter $1 SE GPPs on the THU - MON slate. Guess I need to put in dummy lineups earlier in the week? I ended up trying something new and creating some 3-man contests, and entering a 10-man and 100-man. Should enjoy lower rake, right? Did not enter any single-game LUs for tonight.
  13. THIS. I need this message pounded into my head each week, because each week I invariably dilute my results by adding more and more players until I really haven't taken much of a stand overall.
  14. Last Monday, I could only get 2 QBs by essentially fading Kamara and Michael Thomas, both of which paid off. Don't think I can do the same approach this week, because I want OBJ. My thought: OBJ (MVP) / Manning / Shepard / Smallwood / Clement