Monday, November 30, 2015

The Worst FanDuel Player Ever

FanDuel really won't let me be.  They are like a drug pusher, constantly giving me "free rolls", FanDuel points to play with and putting a buck into my account on occasion.  I will play with their free money, what the heck.

But as I like to say, garbage in, garbage out.  I don't have or use an algorithm to choose my players and have dumb allegiances (won't pick any Packers players so I don't have to cheer for them).  I spend probably a solid 5 minutes a week on my picks and here are my results so far this year.

Sept. 24 - pro football 50/50 league - 78th place out of 100, 78th percentile, zero winnings
Oct. 1 - pro football tournament - 6561/11098, 59th percentile, zero winnings
Oct. 11 - pro football tournament - 86382/314165, 27th percentile, zero winnings
Oct. 11 - pro football 50/50 league - 28/50, 76th percentile, zero winnings
Oct. 25 - pro football tournament - 1036/56818, 2nd percentile, $4 winnings
Oct. 27 pro hoops 50/50 league - 559/568, 98th percentile, zero winnings (haha)
Nov. 1 pro football tournament - 58723/71022, 83rd percentile, zero winnings
Nov. 8 pro football tournament - 51573/62500. 83rd percentile, zero winnings
Nov. 8 pro football 50/50 league - 1200/1573, 76th percentile, zero winnings
Nov. 15 - pro football 50/50 league - 5/20, 25th percentile, $3.60 winnings
Nov. 15 - pro football tournament - 5598/70791, 8th percentile, zero winnings
Nov. 15 - pro football tournament - 18585/55883, 33rd percentile, zero winnings
Nov. 22 - pro football 50/50 league - 3/20, 15th percentile, $3.60 winnings
Nov. 22 - pro football 50/50 league - 20/20, 100th percentile, zero winnings (haha)

You may have deduced by now that most of the free rolls that you get from FanDuel are tournament entries which are virtually worthless.  You have to score in the very top percentiles to ca$h in.  When they give me an actual dollar, I enter a 50/50 league.  Lower prizes, but higher chance of winning.

Through all of this playing, I have also been accruing FanDuel points, which is good for cash at a certain point.   So after free rolls,  points and my expert playing I have FIVE dollars on the line in this weeks game.  I am currently in 9th place out of 20th and you need to be in at least 10th to win.  Several people behind me have Josh McClown of the Browns at qb tonight, so naturally I will be cheering for him to get injured.  That is what FanDuel does to you - makes you root for goofy and/or unnatural outcomes all to pad your wallet.

I would advise serious players of FanDuel to clear out their accounts as with the looming regulatory hurdles along with class action suits I imagine one day they will just be "closed" and all of those funds "gone".  But I am still having fun, and what the heck, when you are playing with house money is it all good.

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