One of the biggest things serious DFS players look for when it comes to cash games is finding an edge.
I used to always recommend playing on the big sites because they have the most users and therefore give you the most variance.
Even though this is the case, I do like playing some of the smaller sites for cash if I can find some type of overlay.
But for the most part, I stick to DraftKings and FanDuel simply because you will be playing more people and have a better chance of playing recreational players who don’t spend that much time researching.
I used to say that DraftKings was the place to play and it still is for tournaments with big prize pools.
But I’m done playing cash games there because DK has the worse policy when it comes to lineup sharing.
Back in the day, my favorite site DraftStreet (the best DFS site in a lot of peoples opinion) had a strict policy when it came to lineup sharing.
Now when DraftStreet was around, the advertisement for DFS wasn’t anything like it was today.
DFS as a whole wasn’t as main stream as it is now because DraftStreet was pre-DFS boom. But DraftStreet refused to allow players to share lineups and would suspend accounts if they found out people were sharing or selling lineups.
DraftKings bought DraftStreet a few years ago and a lot of people were pissed.
But with DraftKings having an affiliation with ESPN, the edge in cash games is fading and fading quick.
One of the reasons DFS is even legal is because it’s a game of skill and not chance.
Well, when you have people watching shows like fantasy insider now and the hosts are all giving their lineups out to the public, I hardly see the skill in that.
Last week Matthew Berry’s line up did really well and scored 140 DraftKings points.
I looked at the standings in my cash games to see hundreds of people with that exact same lineup.
How is that skill?
By all means Matthew Berry isn’t the fantasy football God that some people make him out to be, but when thousands of people tune in and copy his lineup, it sucks if he’s on that week.
I personally don’t really watch mainstream analyst shows because I don’t think they are the most informative when it comes to providing the information I want.
It’s almost like that stupid sideline reporter girl who lets you know that a running back who was helped off the field is “walking gingerly”.
Thanks! Great reporting!
I always talk about finding fish in DFS and people like Matthew Berry are the go-to guy for most of the fish.
Now that he’s not just helping them in the right direction but rather straight up giving these fish a team to enter, some of them aren’t entering fish lineups anymore.
I now play all my cash games on FanDuel because I know I don’t have to worry if “Matthew Berry’s lineup will do well”.
Even if 10% of the field are using his lineup, then that’s an issue when you are trying to make the top 44%.
I really do think this is going to be the death of DFS and DraftKings is starting to look like hogs more than they are pigs.
I see some legislators trying to take our game away from us and I see everything I said above being one of the arguments they use against sites like DraftKings.
There was a reason lineup sharing wasn’t allowed with DraftStreet and it was to avoid the legal consequences that may come with it in the future.