Do you or did you ever have that one friend who believed everything they saw on the internet? They would always spit out some random fact that was completely obscure.
When you asked where they heard “it”, they would give you some ridiculous site name (Wikipedia comes to mind) and say “look it up yourself.”
One of the biggest things I learned in college was to check your sources.
Nowadays there are so many “experts” giving you advice on who to take each week for your DFS lineup. I’m going to challenge you “check your source.”
Who are these guys and what gives them credibility to be telling you which player is a great pick and who isn’t.
Here at The Daily Roto, we don’t tell you who to play, but rather provide strategies on how to play.Chris R.
There are so many people trying to be the next fantasy expert that I feel like we are almost playing a version of fantasy sports except instead of picking players we are picking “fantasy football experts.” Where we listen to all these experts and choose which one we like the best and go with what they say.
Here at The Daily Roto, we don’t tell you who to play, but rather provide strategies on how to play. We pride ourselves in not being like those 800 numbers that pay for advertising on the radio promising to give you winners every night. Take down those guys names and store it somewhere. The only sure thing in this industry is you wont be hearing them again next year. It will be someone else, but I digress.
Here are a few truths about some “experts” on a very well known DFS community site.
I saw one “expert” play Vernon Davis when he was scratched a few hours before the game. This particular expert claims he played baseball at the highest level (even though he doesn’t look anything close to an athlete), and it turned out he’s referring to his little league career.
One day during a podcast broadcast on this site there was a scroll bar of the experts’ plays and I was going through a rough patch in my lineups. I figured what the hell, I’ll make a line up with all of this particular expert’s plays because I noticed he was doing well in the games we both played in.
When push came to shove, the LU with his plays was horrible and I looked at his team and he had one guy in that whole group of his expert plays on his team.
If you are going to be giving out your picks, then people should believe you are actually going to be using those players too!Chris R.
I can’t say I’m shocked, I wouldn’t give out my plays on a daily basis either, but come on! If you are going to be giving out your picks, then people should believe you are actually going to be using those players too!
The other thing people need to be weary of is taking advice from people who did well or won a big GPP.
I am fully aware that this is the goal for us players, but because someone did it once doesn’t mean they are qualified to be an expert. You need to realize that there are multiple big GPP’s that take place each week and the list of winners gets bigger and bigger each and every week.
Chris Moneymaker won the WSOP (World Series of Poker) in 2002 so should you be taking notes on everything he says?
I wouldn’t because I haven’t seen that guy in over a decade.
The only people I would actually listen too (if you believe they are being honest) are the guys you see week in and week out on top of the leaderboards on the sites themselves, like DraftKings or FanDuel. These are the players who always seem to win the Q’s to get into the major championships. The same guys who’s income is based almost entirely on their DFS performances.
The problem is the majority of these guys aren’t going to tell you who they like and why they like them.
I noticed there was someone else who wrote some books and I checked his profile a few months ago on a big named fantasy community site. He played $1-$5 dollar games and was ranked really low on that site’s leader board. Something like 2000 and change. While I don’t take too much into their ranking system and have an article as to why, I did notice he scored a job writing for them. Once he became a regular writer for them he became a top 100 player. I’m pretty sure I would have noticed that he scored in the top ten in a $1000 game the first time I looked at his profile before he was hired on as a writer. Nevertheless, when a site controls the information they are giving you, they can bend it all they want to make their “experts” look better than they are and I think that is BS!!! It looks like they added fake entries for him so he would look like a credible player.
Does anyone ever hear of Condia giving picks?
Like I said, know your source and just because it’s on the internet doesn’t mean anything. A top writer for Rotoworld gives out his FanDuel cash game lineup each week and I actually track it. It’s on a four week losing streak FYI.
There are experts and there are pro’s, very few are both. Just some food for thought…