Experience Level - General feedback and suggestions
General feedback and suggestions for experience level criteria, matchmaking, etc.
Jeffrey Vose commented
How about non veterans contests with descent payouts?Still learning these DFS games..I enter the .25 contests.Last night I enter and see that 98 out of 100 winners were vets.The new guys and gals (Beginers) have no chance. Time to change things up or time to move away from this gaming.
TIM FAGERHAUGH commented
I am probably switching to FAN DUEL, because they have more beginner, or non superveteran, contests. The Sharks have taken all the fun out of playing, for small time players like me. Excluding them from contests larger than 100 players isn't good enough when the contests that I like are for 114 entries. It was a nice gesture when you created the Super Veteran class. Now make more contests that Exclude them please. Also, there are MANY SHARKS that managed to get access to restricted contests. It's not any fun playing against professional players that use computer calculations and odds and multiple entries! This goes for ALL OF THE SPORTS. Please show some love to the "little guys" like me and I might return to Yahoo dfs. Thanks 👍
Zeke ???? commented
i belong in a Keeper league,, and im having fun ,,the way YAHOO fantasy Leagues ,,there's no utility slots ,,,and im lucky i see 4 D's ...the Yahoo format really sucks ,,i dont even want to look at my standings except i go to my Keeper league....Yahoo fix the formay asap dont wait til next season ,,people dont like the way it is now!
This is a great suggestion. An additional problem is that a 18-week league counts as 18 separate contests (like 18 separate GPPs or 50/50s). That causes players that like leagues to reach veteran and super veteran status very quickly. Another flaw in your system.
Andy S commented
I am pretty disappointed that there isn't an option to filter contests to single-entry tournaments. I just started playing paid contests and the majority of winners are those who play the max entries and basically sweep the winnings. They pay their entry fees so I have no problem with that, however, I do not want to participate in those contests.
Eddie Lai commented
Hello, what information was requested from me? I received an email and responded to that right away back in September.
Eddie Lai commented
This is in regards to the new Super Veteran status where I believe the algorithm is very flawed. I may be critical in in my feedback but please don't take it the wrong way. There are currently many known DFS sharks who have 120,000 or more wins on their account who are not Super Veteran while some users with less than 1,000 wins are being designated a Super Veteran. Please take a look at these examples
Here are 3 users with 120,000, 175,000, and 276,000 total wins who aren't Super Veteran. https://sports.yahoo.com/dailyfantasy/user/500330 https://sports.yahoo.com/dailyfantasy/user/428905 https://sports.yahoo.com/dailyfantasy/user/8400
And here are 3 users who ARE Super Veteran with 200 (2 HUNDRED), 800 (8 HUNDRED) and 1,000 total wins https://sports.yahoo.com/dailyfantasy/user/26539751 https://sports.yahoo.com/dailyfantasy/user/24895080 https://sports.yahoo.com/dailyfantasy/user/13790010
In the FAQ about the new Super Veteran status, this is posted:
‘If I suddenly win big won’t I be banned?’
No, we only restrict players who consistently win large amounts over time.
Based on the user with 200 wins who is a Super Veteran, I hope you can see that your statement is not correct. A user with 200 wins is exactly a player who just won big. Compare this with the shark with 276,000 total wins who isn't a Super Veteran.
From this, I would guess that your algorithm is based on an ROI threshold and I think it also needs to consider the amount of entries and also for which sport. Take these two examples
1. Casual User enters $2,000 in entry fees, has gross earnings of $20,000. The ROI is 900%
2. Shark User enters $50,000 and has gross earnings of $80,000. The ROI is 60%.
If you are only using an ROI threshold, take a look at that difference! Casual player has 900% and shark has 60%!
Please consider revisiting the Super-Veteran determining algorithm to include
1. Total entry fees spent
2. Total number of wins
3. Having a different status per sport e.g. if someone only plays NBA, should they really be restricted from every other sport when the strategy is so different?
Have a great day and please feel free to reply with questions!