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Staking Bales: Profit in Week 3

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At 4for4, I recapped my Week 3 in daily fantasy:

If you recall, I had a pretty forgettable Week 2, getting “lucky” to lose only $70.35. One of the changes I vowed to make was taking less head-to-head games at certain sites just because I keep getting matched up with sharks. If you’ve played daily fantasy sports for any time at all, you probably recognize names like “condia,” “CSURAM88,” “PrimeTime420,” and so on.

Well, I’m not too interested in getting matched up with those guys on a regular basis. Even if I had a 55 percent long-term winning percentage in those matchups (which I don’t), I’d still be a long-term loser when you factor in the rake.

So moving forward, I’m going to transition a lot of my heads-up and three-man play to FanDuel, where you can hand select your opponents. When you click on a name, you can see how many games that person has played in the past. If I see a newbie offering a heads-up match at $25, I’m taking it. There’s just a lot of bad money there, and I (and you) should be able to profit if we play the percentages.

To give you an idea of how the week went for me at FanDuel, here are all of my non-tournament entries:

I entered 11 heads-up leagues and won all of them, profiting $84.80. I entered 13 three-man leagues and won 11 of them, netting $129.50. I also had three quality tournament lineups, although none cashed.

Here’s a look at how the rest of the week went:

Site Start Finish Net
FanDuel 818.96 1012.7 193.74
DraftKings 660.2 597.6 -62.6
StarStreet 509.13 457.93 -51.2
DraftDay 275.84 259.36 -16.48
+63.46
StarStreet $109 Qualifier +172.46
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