2014 DFBC Finalist: Double Dip for Rayofhope

May 5 10:49am
Kevin Kim

The test of a true winner is whether high performance can be sustained over the long run, over and over again. Rayofhope, or Ray to his friends, has shown he has what it takes to win by taking down, not one, but two consecutive DFBC Qualifiers. If skill is repeatable, then Ray looks to be in darn good shape heading to Vegas.

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How long have you been playing fantasy sports?

Traditional fantasy? For about 12ish years so since high school. Daily since the summer of 2012.

 

In your opinion, how does daily fantasy compare to season-long?

I’d say daily is more math oriented – the element of salaries and constantly changing expectations makes being good at the math more important than just knowing the positional rank of some players. I still play in one season-long MLB and NFL league, just for fun mostly. It’s small buyin with some friends.

 

How would you describe your overall approach to drafting?

Basically I project the day’s scores for every player and then just come up a lot of lineups that I feel are good values on the day.

 

Describe the nights of your DFBC Qualifier win.

Well the first night I was in pretty good shape all night with Cliff Lee and a bunch of Rockies, I got off to a good start and just had to fade some of my opponents for a while. That night I was following along with the $200 Monster and the $25 Strikeout, and had completely forgotten about the qualifier until about a half hour after all the games were done so that was a fun surprise.

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The next night I was in trouble. I had a lot of Padres who under-performed, but because I had Jose Fernandez I was still in striking distance. When Chase Headley homered in, I think it was the 10th inning, it put me in the lead by 0.25 points. I had to fade two ABs from Corey Hart and one from Jed Lowrie – a single or more in any of those at bats would have done me in.

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What are you looking forward to the most about Vegas?

 A million dollars is pretty much it.

 

And what would you do with the $1,000,000 if you did win?

Most of it would just go into the bankroll I guess.

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