One of the things we try to do at The Daily Roto is tell you about new sites.
Luckily for us we get access to newer sites before a lot of the other “advice” sites floating around.
Granted, we won’t publish a review on all the sites that come to us looking for exposure.
It’s pretty simple, if you don’t offer something new and or exciting, or if they aren’t really well funded and have massive overlay then they don’t stand out and therefore aren’t worth your or our time.
I don’t know about you but I have accounts with about 17 different sites so I have places to play obviously.
But I’m not going to join a new site unless there is something that benefits me!
How I Choose Sites to Target
With that said, you need to know when to target some of these sites.
One of the main reasons we like new sites is because they are well funded and have massive overlay.
Rotogrinders is hands down the leading community site for DFS and while I typically avoid a lot of their expert columns because I don’t believe they truly are experts, you can’t ignore the fact that when they have a message they want to say, it’s going to be heard.
This is especially true when it comes to new sites!
We’ve been promoting Draftops for a long time and just last week Rotogrinders has been promoting it with a killer deal.
So What Does This Mean?
Their weekly NFL tournament went from only being 50% filled, to 75% filled and last week (the week in which Rotogrinders started promoting it), almost completely filled.
It’s great for the site and I’m not surprised to see them get more players, but once the big budget players get in our edge evaporates.
Now I’m not saying that you shouldn’t play there, but for the time being their cash games don’t fill and often get cancelled.
With more players joining everyday this will eventually change and you can stick around and play them if you want.
But as far as their tournament that pays $12,500 to first and only cost $15, it may be time to hit the brakes.
Why a RotoGrinders’ Promotion Hurts The Average Player?
If people are joining from Rotogrinders, they are ideally more educated than the normal fan.
Granted if they are paying for Roto Academy lessons they are just more gullible than the average fan because they are paying for content that is posted for free all over the internet.
But I digress.
The thing that makes it difficult is players are now entering up to 500 teams into this contest and there is more than one guy doing so.
The same could be said about another site that we have been promoting, Draftpot.
While I love DraftPot and still play there, I only play their single entry games.
I’m really glad that DraftPot listens to their users and takes suggestions to improve their site.
My issue with multi entry games is there isn’t a cap on how many games you can play.
I hear complaints from new users that the majority of the winners are often the same guy with hundreds of teams.
I played their $100 double up and barely cashed (top 100 people cashed) and I was about the 18th best team of the weekend.
While this is a two way street and its great when they guy that has 20 teams flames out, it’s not often the case.
You have to be pretty good to play $2000 worth of teams in a double contest every week.
When Playing on Newer Sites You Need To Be Aware of What’s Going On!
You need to pay attention to the size of the overlay and who’s joining what contest.
You need to be able to make a judgment call on whether something is worth your time and money.
If you can only afford to play ten teams in a $15 tournament, you need to calculate your odds of making a profit.
These websites are just like us the players, our goal is to make money.
But if you feel your odds aren’t great to profit in a certain contest because you don’t have the bankroll to compete with some of these guys, then you need to back away and find something else to play!