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  1. This week's FanDuel Sunday Million is offering up $2 million in prize money, with 91,954 entrants competing for a $200,000 top prize. Payouts will be issued to 19% of the field (17,475 places), so since you're watching anyway, make Championship Sunday a little more fun and get in! In last week's three-way tie for first, a score of 170.88, or 2.85 points per $1,000 in salary dollars, was sufficient to best the field. Check out FanDuel here. As in all large-field GPP's, in roster construction, we are looking to do the following: - Isolate good value plays based on game flow projection - Fa
  2. TheWeek 18 FanDuel Saturday Million is offering a field of 80,459 a chance to vie for a $175,000 top prize in a $1.75 million in prize pool. The payouts this week go to the top 18% of finishers. rsane21 took down last week's first place prize with a score of 184.6, just about three points per $1,000 salary dollars spent. With a four game slate facing us this week, we will pass on the review of the top 20 roster compositions of last week's games, as the patterns of a full card bear little relevance to what is required to hit big in a playoff format. As always, regardless of the number o
  3. "Look at you… In two years, they'll be marking your gravesite. Me? I'll be right here." Nino Brown might as well have been talking to traditional fantasy sports because their time is truly over. Daily fantasy sports (DFS) is growing by leaps and bounds weekly, new sites are springing up constantly, and the fantasy landscape is in the midst of a revolutionary overhaul; tournaments with seven-figure prize pools are commonplace and the numbers are only getting larger. Every day is the fantasy playoff season in DFS, with literally thousands of opportunities to cash from your fantasy knowledge
  4. The Week 17FanDuel Sunday Million is offering up $2.5 million in prize money to the top 21,840 finishers in the 114,942-player tournament. stevesokol21took down last week's first place prize with a score of 177.12 points, slightly less than three points per $1,000 salary dollars spent. This is the final week of the regular season, so get in and use your football knowledge to take your shot at this week's $300,000 first place money! A quick review of Week 16's top 20 Sunday Million finishers reveals the following: - A handful of different QBs are represented in the top 20, but each of
  5. This week's FanDuel Sunday Millionis offering up $2 million in prize money, with 91,954 entrants competing for a $200,000 top prize. Payouts will be issued to 19% of the field (17,475 places), so get in and claim your share! In Week 15, mperillo86and btong23chopped first place with an identical score of 189.6. This winning total (3.16 points per $1,000 of salary), was down from the previous week's winning total of 207.4. The top 20 finishers in Week 15's tourney had teams that broke down as follows: - All top 20 squads rostered Odell Beckham Jr. - 16 of 20 owned Le'Veon Bell - 17 of 20
  6. Brian Stinger885Hastings (pictured) was formerly a staple of the highest stakes online poker games on the planet. He faced off against some of poker's brightest minds on the cash game felts and has $1.3 million in career live tournament scores, according to the Hendon Mob. Now, he's a regular in daily fantasy sports games on sites like FanDueland DraftKings, which take US players. PocketFives: Thank you for joining us. How does your typical week go? What are you playing? Brian Hastings: Especially since basketball started, I play about every day. Sunday and Thursday, I am entering footba
  7. This week's FanDuel Sunday Millionoffers 91,954 contestants the opportunity to vie for $2 million in prizes, with 17,475 (19%) earning prize money. Before we get into this Sunday's card, let's take a look back at Week 14's results. Player jrdcoltstook down the $250,000 top prize with a score of 207.4 points; in this $60,000 salary cap tournament, his team accumulated an average of 3.45 points per $1,000 of salary. Sign up for FanDuel here and maybe you'll be this week's winner! Among the top 20 finishers in Week 14's tourney, the squads break down as follows: - 16 of 20 used a QB/WR team
  8. A member of PocketFives ever since our first year in business, Matt SamENoleSmith (pictured) has amassed $1.1 million in online tournament winnings along with almost $400,000 more at brick-and-mortar casinos. Now, he has turned his attention to daily fantasy sports (DFS) on sites like FanDueland DraftKings and, in fact, is camped out in Atlantis in the Bahamas for a big daily fantasy football tournament. Smith won the DraftKings Millionaire Maker in October, defeating a field of almost 100,000 entrants for a blistering $1 million. PocketFives: Talk about your decision to play daily fanta
  9. According to Online Poker Report (OPR) and a Tweet from ESPN writer David Purdum, Nevada Gaming Control Board officials have begun examining the legality of daily fantasy sports (DFS), which US players can play on sites like FanDueland DraftKings for real money. The Tweet from Purdum read, "Nevada Gaming Control chairman AG Burnett has begun legal analysis of daily fantasy sports and welcomes communication from DFS operators." Purdum followed up a question of whether Nevada could eventually outlaw DFS by responding, "Maybe end it in the state, but not nationwide. Still so much gray a
  10. In recent days, PokerStars, the world's largest online poker site, has been surveying players about daily fantasy sports. Why? As we've reported here before, PokerStars is launching its own DFS site or acquiring an existing one, potentially by the start of football season. The survey's questions range from a person's knowledge of the industry and activity in it to whether they've heard of the two major players in the DFS space: FanDueland DraftKings. Also included are a few questions related to PokerStars' brand. About halfway through is the question, "Are you aware that Daily Fantasy Sp
  11. So Nevada shut down daily fantasy sports operators in their state yesterday. They basically said DFS is gambling, so therefore providers need to have a gambling license to offer DFS contests in the state of Nevada. --- Qualify for the Star Fantasy Leagues $150,000 Fantasy Football Championship for as little as $2 at StarFantasyLeagues.com.Get in the game! --- I am frustrated and just deleted a big rant about a government that legislates morality. Our American government, the same one that says that poker is not a game of skill and weed is just as dangerous as cocaine, has also s
  12. On Wednesday, Online Poker Report's Chris Grove (pictured) published a series of Tweets regarding the legality of daily fantasy sports (DFS). As we've written about before, Nevada gaming officials are digging into the legality of DFSand could potentially shut the industry down in the state or change the way it's taxed and licensed. Other states could soon follow. Check out Chris on Twitter. Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman AG Burnett announced his plans to take a look at DFS on Twitter, leading Grove to surmise, "My thinking isthey wouldn't announce the review if they knew they were goi
  13. [caption width="640"] Will Cam Newton lead your team to victory on FanDuel this weekend?[/caption] On Sunday, the daily fantasy sports site FanDuelis hosting an NFL Sunday Million for the AFC and NFC Championship games. It's only a two-game slate, which means the winner will need to have plenty of differentiation in his lineup in order to make it out of what could be a 46,000-man field. The tournament costs $25 to enter and has a first place prize of $100,000. The top 8,750 lineups will finish in the money, with a minimum payout of $50, and the top eight will bring home a five-figure pay
  14. [caption width="468"] AJ Green was on the winning FanDuel Wild Card Weekend Saturday Million lineup[/caption] Wild Card Weekend has come and gone in the NFL. With 158.26 points, 'buttfumbletwo'won the FanDuel Wild Card Weekend Saturday Million, padding his bankroll by $120,000. He edged out the second place player by just 0.3 points. There were four games on the Wild Card slate. At the quarterback position, 'buttfumbletwo' had Washington's Kirk Cousins, who was 27% owned and had 329 passing yards, two total touchdowns, and a lost fumble. Cousins amassed 21.36 points, or two-and-a-half ti
  15. [caption width="468"] David Johnson helped Dank18 win the FanDuel Sunday Million[/caption] The Week 15 FanDuel Sunday Millionended with a one-point win for Dank18, who turned $25 into $175,000. All Dank18 needed was the Denver Broncos to explode, and that's exactly what happened, as Brock Osweiler threw for three touchdowns and almost 300 yards. Dank18 stacked Osweiler with receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. The former had 10 catches for 181 yards and a score, while Thomas found the end zone twice on five catches for 61 yards. Osweiler also rushed for a TD in the process an
  16. The biggest GPP on FanDuel this past week was the $3,000,000 guaranteed event that offered $500,000 to first for a $25 buy-in. Coming out on top of the field for that six-figure score was 'Rtoraine'. His winning lineup included some of the more popular picks for Week 9, but also had some real value finds that eventually led his team to amassing the 229.18 points needed to win. Here's a breakdown of Rtoraine's lineup: QB: Cam Newton (2.2% owned, 34.58 points) RB: Adrian Peterson (3% owned, 21.3 points) RB: DeAngelo Williams (26.5% owned, 37.5 points) WR: Antonio Brown (25.1% own
  17. [caption width="468"] Demaryius Thomas is the most expensive receiver this week on FanDuel[/caption] If your Saturday is looking dull, cold, or you just need a new hobby, the NFL Divisional Round begins at 4:35pm ET with Kansas City at New England. Get your popcorn read. Question marks on both sides of the ball could mean some sneaky daily fantasy football plays and should make for a weekend of low-scoring, defensive-driven pigskin. Once again this weekend, FanDuelis running a $1.25 million guaranteed NFL Saturday Million. The tournament will pay out $120,000 to first place and the top 1
  18. With the NFL Divisional Round this weekend, we'll look at a strong tool that can be utilized in a four-game, two-day tournament. As many people are already aware, there are a number of differences between DraftKingsand FanDuel, the industry's two major players, when it comes to format, including roster spots (kicker on FanDuel, flex on DraftKings) and scoring structure (DraftKings being full 1 point PPR, FanDuel being 0.5 PPR). When it comes to a short slate, perhaps the single most important distinction between the two sites is the late swap feature on DraftKings. On FanDuel, once the
  19. [caption width="468"] Russell Wilson is the most expensive QB this weekend on FanDuel[/caption] It's Wild Card Weekend in the NFL. FanDuelis still going strong and, in fact, is running a $1.25 Million Saturday Million. As its name suggests, the tournament kicks off on Saturday and includes all four Wild Card games. At the time of writing, the FanDuel Saturday Million, which has a buy-in of $25, has 19,600 lineups entered out of a capacity of 57,471. First place takes home $120,000, while second place gets half that. Third place will pocket $30,000 and the top five finishers will make
  20. The Golden State Warriors 23-0 start is on the line in Boston tonight and while NBA will fans will be distracted by that game, savvy daily fantasy NBA players should be looking at the 11-game Friday night slate as a good chance to cash in. FanDuel has a Friday night contest with a $300,000 guarantee and just a $2 buy-in and first place pays $25,000. Sign-up for FanDuel here and earn a 100% bonus on your initial deposit (up to $200). Putting your FanDuel NBA team together is relatively easy. You're going to need two point guards, two shooting guards, two small forwards, two power forw
  21. [caption width="468"] Should you put Jordan Reed into your DFS lineups?[/caption] The NFL Wildcard round presents a unique puzzle when it comes to the DFS landscape: a card of only 4 games, comprising 8 teams all good enough to qualify for the post-season. Due to the vastly reduced number of players in the pool, a winning tourney team will have to have at least one player who goes off at very low ownership. The first thing we need to do in attacking a 4-game slate is to re-evaluate what it means to be a low ownership player. For argument's sake, let's assume there are 4 teams on a bye,
  22. [caption width="468"] JJ Watt and the Texans defense propelled rahuld76 to victory[/caption] rahuld76took down the Week 17 FanDuel Sunday Million. Rather than stack a quarterback with his receiver or tight end, as is customary, rahuld76 stacked New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning with his running back, Rashad Jennings. The duo was 18% and 9% owned, respectively, and scored a combined 42 points. As 4for4 put it, "When you pair a QB and RB on what turns out to be a high-scoring offense that day, the upside is you may gain exposure to all of that offense's TDs and most of its total yard
  23. [caption width="468"] Justin 'justinmacmahan' MacMahan won the FanDuel Playboy Mansion Championship for 0,000 on the back of Mark Trumbo[/caption] Over the weekend, the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California played host to the FanDuel Playboy Mansion Championship. A total of 80 lineups were entered from the likes of longtime poker player Matt 'SamENole' Smith and PocketFives co-founder Cal 'braskey' Spears. In the end, Justin 'justinmacmahan' MacMahan took it down, winning the one-day contest with a score of 163.30 points, eight more than the next closest player. His reward was $100,00
  24. Each of the last five years, Dan Smith has organized a charity drive that pledges to match a portion of what is donated. This year, Smith, along with a group of poker and daily fantasy sports (DFS) pros, pledged to match up to $1.29 million. The drive is officially called the Double Up Drive and benefits 10 different charities, with eight focused on near-term causes and two focused on the long-term. "Poker is an inherently selfish game," Smith said about using his platform in poker to raise awareness and give back. "For me to win, that means somebody else directly has to lose. After a lot of
  25. As 2019 draws to a close, PocketFives takes a look back at the year that was in poker news, going month-by-month through the biggest and most important stories of the year. October brought us one of the biggest stories of 2019 when allegations of cheating by Californian poker pro Mike Postle captured the attention of the entire poker world. Poker Pro Mike Postle Accused Of Cheating California poker pro Mike Postle found himself at the center of one of the biggest poker stories of the year after he was accused of cheating in the live-streamed cash games of Stones Poker Live. Accusations
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