Author Archives: Chris Camiolo

Don’t Be a Victim of Provider Scam

Sherlock Holmes, Richard Diamond, Boston Blackie…

Possibly the top 3 fictional detectives of all time. Finding clues, researching and most of all they solved crimes. Today’s article is going to talk about why anyone who is looking for a provider, should always research, investigate, do more research, and then do more research.  Remember, we’re all our own detectives when it comes to DFS so don’t fall victim of a crime.

In the past couple of hours, I’ve seen my Twitter feed and others post about scammers or frauds that make other providers look bad. After putting all the tweets together in a spreadsheet, it comes as a median narrative that a certain provider or providers are either stealing lines and selling them or just taking the money and running.

Let’s go over a few things. First, you wouldn’t just jump on and purchase it without some research going into it. As a man who has a Bachelors in Marketing and Communications, I’ve come to realize that research is key to not getting screwed over and getting the best deal.  Buying a car is the same way in that you just don’t jump on the first deal because you see a low payment or their having a flash sale. You should always and I can’t stress this enough, ALWAYS, do research and go to multiple dealerships to compare. Buying a mortgage from a bank, you MUST research the banks and loan amount, APR and is it a 15 or 30-month plan? PS- if you can pay off a mortgage in 15 months, you get an A++ from me.

Millennials have knowledge at their fingertips. Whether it’s from a friend, Google or asking SIRI a question and getting an answer. Why don’t people research providers? It involves money, something you love doing and no one likes to lose.

My twitter feed is alerting me that there have been continuous tweets so of course, I jump on to check it out. After reading a few tweets and the subtweets, someone got scammed and poof, the provider blocks that person or persons and their money is gone. I’m going to plug my article: The Weekly Provider Spotlight here on Fantasy Forecast and look at the provider tips. You should too, these are free tips from known providers and guess what, it’s free knowledge.

As I continue to the conclusion of this story, I always ponder if providers use other providers, RotoGrinders which most tools are free or if they are just scamming people out of money. I’ve seen some prices for providers and I just can’t imagine a logical person not researching a provider who is asking for $100-$150 for lines. They could take your money and leave for Monaco (non-extradition country to USA). There is so much free information out there and providers who are willing to help and give advice.

Please please please, I beg you to do a little research people. FREE provider tips are always at the bottom of the PROVIDER SPOTLIGHT article.

I’m scammed almost every day. Or, if not scammed, at the very least someone tries to scam me. Usually more than once a day.

-James Altucher


Don’t Be Afraid to Question Your Provider

Twitter, Rotoworld, Roto anything, tips, and ease of play. Pretty much any information you can find to construct a cash or tournament DFS lineup is all out there for anyone to see. I will never call out any DFS provider if they have a bad night. I’m all about tips, shout outs, and of course, GIFs. I have asked a few people: if you knew the person well enough, would you be okay questioning their knowledge and lineup construction?

We all watch the computer screen or refresh the Fan Duel or Draft Kings app on our phones to see the team that we have paid for. Whether that be a weekly or monthly fee, we all want that little blue icon to end up in the green grass by the end of the night. All of this is bringing me to the point. Is it okay to either A) Question how they got their lineup for the night or B) Ask them how their day is going (since family, work, and other actual “life” activities come into play).

We don’t know if someone just broke up with their girl or boyfriend or is having a miserable day. Sometimes as DFS players, we need to really understand who is doing what. Are providers stealing other lines from providers? Don’t be afraid to question your providers, and ask them how they’re doing.

Lastly, please remember, the providers work for you, if they don’t provide lines, they don’t make money or get tips. If you’re paying weekly or monthly, express your feelings about how they’re doing. You are technically their boss and everyone appreciates a good boss.

Dating vs. DFS

When planning an online date, I always try to figure out my date’s schedule, where she works, where she lives, and what she likes. I take all of this into consideration when I am deciding where we should meet. I have come to realize, that I now have to add another criteria, to the list: DFS.

While getting home from work, I’m refreshing twitter for any news so I can be prepared for later. I shower, trim the beard, and spray the cologne before one last check in the full length mirror and I’m ready to go. My hand goes to turn the door knob as I leave and boom! I get an alert from twitter that lets me know someone isn’t starting.

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DFS Provider Spotlight : Draft_Manager

Question 1: Who is @draft_manager?

“We’re a group of ex-poker players who got into DFS about 3.5 years ago. We decided to take the skills we had from playing poker professionally into the DFS market. We knew there would be a lot of providers out there and we wanted to be a provider that wouldn’t hold anything back. A lot of other sites promote their pro DFS players, but those sites hold back on information given. We give out the exact information and projections that we use to play for a living.”

Question 2: How did you get started with DFS?

“After online poker left the United States market, this seemed like the next logical choice, having a background in gambling, game theory and statistics it was an easy and obvious jump for us.”

Question 3: What makes @draft_manager different from other providers?

“The most popular sites have had problems with their pros giving out information on “must plays” and then you’ll see their lineups and they don’t contain their “must plays.” This leads to distrust. We put out tools and lineups and you can see that we play those exact same players in our lineups. We’ve chopped several large GPP’s with our users because they get the same information we get. We knew that eventually the market would be saturated with information, we wanted to be one of the first to provide solid trust worthy information.”

Question 4: How is your overall record either one or multiple sports since the beginning of the year ?

“That’s a complex question with a lot of answers. “

RECORD (WIN – LOSS) : 218,269 – 169,838

WINNINGS : $7,359,802.01

“That’s lifetime on FanDuel, so you can see we play a pretty high volume. We won at about 64% head to head in NBA, 62% in NFL this season, and We’re currently at 58% in MLB.”

Question 5: Do you have any success stories or big wins playing DFS?

“We’ve made some live finals before, specifically two entries into the FD live finals for MLB. We finished 11th in that for 55k,  but have had several 5 figure scores in various GPP’s. We use a kelly criterion method to maximize our profits and bankroll.”

Question 6: How can people get ahold of @draft_manager on social media?

“We’re on facebook and instagram (Draftmanager) and you mentioned our twitter handle. We always offer a week or two free for anyone that wants to test our products out. We’re pretty quick to reply and help our customers.”

Provider Tip:

“I wrote this article a few months ago. I think the biggest thing is to have realistic expectations and to understand which contests are profitable and which ones aren’t. People often come to us and think that they’ll play one lineup in a GPP and if it doesn’t cash that it’s no good. DFS is a grind, and you have to push small edges. The article is a really good read for new and experienced players.”

DFS Provider Spotlight: 1stLadyofDFS

” You can waste your lives drawing lines, or you can live your life crossing them.”

– Shonda Rhimes

 It’s not every day that you come across a female who is making waves in the DFS Community, but that is exactly what @1stLadyofDFS is doing. After watching her and her team put out some top lines night after night I decided to reach out to 1st Lady’s partner Tommy, @Twayne1973 and get the scoop on @rksportspro‘s newest sensation.

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DFS Provider Spotlight: DynamiDFS

Question 1: Who is @DynamiDFS ?

“We’re 3 guys who love watching sports and playing DFS. Enjoy helping people reach their goals no matter what it be. We work very hard for our dedicated followers in order to improve their bankroll, help pay for some issue, or just for extra cash in their pocket.”

Question 2: How did you get started with DFS?

“Me personally (MLBfeastmode) I started just because my partner told me about it. I pondered a bit and then decided why not try it? So I started messing around and quickly figured out that research is very very vital or else you won’t last very long playing this”

Question 3: What makes @dynamiDFS different from other providers?

“I think what makes us different is our culture. We’re very interactive with our followers and we offer help with issues they may have wen creating. We want to keep this humorous and fun to make it a cool page to follow while also receiving lineups and insight”

Question 4: How is your overall record either one or multiple sports since the beginning of the year?

“Currently we are 11-2 in the young baseball season and we finished the NBA regular season at 33-17. We were not providing for NFL.”

Question 5: Do you have any success stories or big wins playing DFS?

“We went streaking in NBA for 6 straight days and on the 6th day we took down 3 GPPS, quins, and all cash games. In MLB a few days ago, our lineup was doing outstanding and we had one last at bat from Bryce Harper with two runners on the bag, he ended up hitting a walk off homer and gave us HUGE wins that night. These stories both happened within the last month as well.”

Question 6: How can people get a hold of you on social media?

“Everyone is always welcome to direct message us as they are open to anyone and we also reply to tweet mentions”

Provider Tip:

“Keep in contact with your followers. They’re the ones benefiting from this and you want to do whatever you can to help them achieve their goals.”

Follow Chris on Twitter:@camiolo1

DFS Provider Showcase: JimDeanKing

Question 1: Who is @JimDeanKing

“My name is James Patelis, I’m 30 years old from right outside Boston Mass. I am the head of security at a hospital in the city.”

Question 2: How did you get started with DFS? 

“I’ve been playing daily fantasy for the past 3 years, I had been playing season long NBA/MLB forever but was looking for something with a quick return. “

Question 3: What makes @JimDeanKing different from other providers? 

“I not only provide just a bunch of names to punch in, but I also provide my subs with countless pages of stats, trends, and full run downs on how to play DFS. I provide info on how to spend your bankroll, which contests to play/avoid, etc.”

Question 4: How is your overall record either in one or multiple sports? 

“MLB is my best sport & we are off to a great start so far this year. I have cashed at a 67-70% rate over the last 2 years. “

Question 5: Do you have any success stories or big wins playing DFS? 

“I am not a big multi-entry player so I don’t have any huge wins, however, I have taken down the single, mini rally, and the ace, a total of 6 times in the last year. I play mainly cash games.” 

Question 6: How can people get ahold of you on Social media? 

“People can always feel free to tweet at me or DM @JimDeanKing. I am more than happy to answer any questions regarding my service or DFS in general. “

Provider Tip :

“My biggest piece of advice is to not chase the big money 100k person tournaments in hopes for the big money win. It’s the quickest way to drain your bankroll and find yourself depositing again and again . “

Follow Chris on Twitter:@camiolo1

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