Week 12 of the Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship had the most hotly contested qualifier we’ve seen yet. When the dust settled, 31-year-old FanDuel vet David Solomon (known as nexus on the site) won by a slim 0.25 points. David, who is a delivery driver when he’s not winning major fantasy tournaments, was kind enough to speak to us about this thrilling win. So let’s get to it.
How does it feel to have locked up a spot in the DFBC Final?
This is definetly the highlight of all my experiences in fantasy baseball. Fantasy baseball has been a passion of mine for well over 10 years now, and now I finally have something to show for it.
Who was your most important player on Friday?
I had a handfull of players that stepped up and came through for me on Friday. But I think the key was taking Billy Butler over Eric Hosmer. It’s always hard to choose out of those two Royals first baseman. I ended up going with Butler, and he didn’t make me regret it, as he hit two Butler Bombs!
You won by a seriously thin margin (.25 points). What was it like as the games ended?
It was too close to call. I was up by a couple points and my closest challengers already had all their players play. I still had Drew Stubbs and Pablo Sandoval playing in a 14 inning marathon. Both Stubbs and Sandoval went cold in the extra innings and I saw my lead begin to shrink and shrink. Thank god it ended after 14 or I would have been in big trouble.
You’re a FanDuel veteran, having been on the site for a while. What do you like most about it?
It really gives me something to look forward to everyday. You never quite know what is going to happen each day in Major League Baseball. Season by season leagues take a while to give you gratification. On FanDuel I can receive gratification nightly. I love it!
What will you do if you win the $25,000 first place in the Finals?
I know you shouldn’t count your chickens before they hatch, but I can’t help but have it run through my mind. I would definitely buy my car outright and of course play even more FanDuel match-ups than I already do.