KnicksFan718 – a FanDuel Rookie in the DFBBC Finals 8

Charles King

Meet KnicksFan718. This skilled finalist  won a seat to the DFBBC Finals after just a few short weeks of playing NBA contests on FanDuel. With a stacked lineup that featured an incredible amount of star power, KnicksFan718 saw his dirt-cheap filler players help put him over the edge for the victory. Now he’s on his way to Vegas, and he’ll be repping his favorite team with style.

How long have you been playing on FanDuel?

Since November 2012.


Have you ever won anything like this playing fantasy sports?

No I haven’t. Nothing has even come close to this


What is your approach to picking your team? Why did you go with the roster you had the night of the qualifier?

Initially, I like to base my lineup around star power, but I’ve found more success in picking players based on the time of the game. Picking key players in the early games to get off to a good head start. Then I go with plugging cheap sleepers into the line up. Then, I finish up by chosing one or two solid players in the last game of the night. For the DFBBC Qualifier line up, I of course went with Westbrook and KD, then George Hill, who really had a great game that night. I picked Vucevic because he’s cheap and a very solid center who can score and grab boards. Josh Smith is obviously a beast, and Jason Terry was good for his price, though I had to think long and hard about that. My main man Melo was at the other SF position (he is my favorite player in the NBA… lets go Knicks!!!). Lastly, my man Antawn Jamison! He was the surprise pick that got me the win, no question. I don’t know what he ate before that game but man, he showed up! I thought he had on his old Golden State Warriors jersey from that team a couple years back. Anyway, thats the line up that gave me the win on the 30th. 324 pts… Not bad huh?


How did you react when you realized you had won a seat to Las Vegas?

I was smiling from ear to ear, and I was also in a state of shock and disbelief all at the same time. No doubt it’s the best win of my life ever, as far as competing for something. I even called out of work the next day to just soak it all in. I’ve never been to Vegas, let alone the West Coast, so it’s truly an experience I am looking forward to.


How long have you been playing fantasy hoops?

I’ve been playing just a few months honestly, since beginning of this season. I’m really a fast learner. That’s what my mom told me as a child anyway, haha.


How do you like daily fantasy vs regular fantasy?

Oh its 100 times better. Your skills are really put to the test when it’s daily. It makes things a lot more exciting…for me at least.


What is your favorite thing about playing on

My favorite thing about playing on FanDuel is the adrenaline rush you get at the start of the games for the night. Every night there’s a chance to top everyone else in the tourney and that’s a great feeling. Almost like its’ your own sport and you’re constantly trying to be an expert at it.


What will you do with the $50,000 if you win the DFBBC?

Two things. First I’ll pursue my dream of becoming a small business owner by opening my own online sneaker store. Then I’ll quit my job and go to school for sports broadcasting to become an NBA analyst.



8 thoughts on “KnicksFan718 – a FanDuel Rookie in the DFBBC Finals

  1. Reply Mark Fisher Jan 2, 2013 6:42 pm

    Really nice work. Ive been playen sine mid December. No luck yet but its been awesome to get into the NBA like i did when Benard King, and The Ice man ruled the hard wood. If I could just find me a Marvin Webster !! One of my all time Favs from B Mo Baby !! Good Luck im tryen to join you for my first ever trip to Vegas Too. :)

  2. Reply Adam Jan 3, 2013 7:58 pm

    Congrats, Charles! Way to represent the NYK and NYC!

  3. Reply Charles King Jan 10, 2013 7:35 pm

    Thanks for the love Mark and Adam. Hey Mark, I hope you do get into the finals man. It’ll be great to hear the stories you have of Bernard King back in the day… I think I want to sport a Bernard King jersey during the finals!
    Adam, im gonna represent NYK and NYC the right way! Trust me…

  4. Reply agen togel Jan 22, 2013 1:31 pm

    i agree No doubt it’s the best win of my life ever

    by : agen togel

  5. Reply Seabie123 Jan 24, 2013 5:12 pm

    Congrtas!! {^,^} GL in Vegas.You will have a blast

  6. Reply Circuite si sejur Jan 28, 2013 3:18 pm

    Congratulations Mark. You’ll have a blast.

  7. Reply Steven Weber Feb 4, 2013 8:06 pm

    Way to represent Brooklyn Charles. Not a Knicks fan but a Brooklynite. Try to stay focused in Vegas.

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