2014 DFBC Finalist: Kingofqueens Wears the Crown

May 6 10:27am
Kevin Kim

Kingofqueens has been into fantasy sports for almost thirty years and he put that experience to good use the night he rode a unique Marlins stack to victory in his DFBC Qualifier. Now he turns his eye towards Vegas and a 1-in-70 shot at $1,000,000.


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How long have you been playing fantasy baseball?

Started playing fantasy football back in 1986, baseball and basketball in 1987.

 

A true veteran. When did you get into daily fantasy? 

Fairly recently. I started playing in November 2013, playing football each week through the AFC/NFC championship games. Took a break until baseball season, and played my first baseball DFS contest on April 7th

 

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

I actually found season-long and daily fantasy football to be very similar — you are breaking things down on a weekly basis in both games. Baseball DFS, on the other hand, is a completely different game from the season-long variety. When you make moves in a season-long baseball league, you have a long-view of a player’s performance. You’ll be looking at minor leaguers and injured players that can help you a month from now. For daily, it’s all about THAT DAY. It’s incredibly time-consuming, but I am enjoying it very much.

 

How would you describe your overall approach to drafting?

I’m still new to the daily baseball world, and am picking up new strategies every day. Everything has to be considered, but pitching seems like the key. Also, under-the-radar hitting stacks can often provide the winning margin.

 

Describe the night of your DFBC Qualifier win.

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I knew right away that I was in contention, as I was the only entrant that night with the Marlins stack. Surprisingly, Miami put up a quick 5 runs against Jordan Zimmermann and chased him out of the game. I pretty much led the whole night from start to finish, and ended up winning the qualifier by about 12 points.

 

What’re you looking forward to the most about Vegas?

First and foremost, the 1-in-70 chance at $1 million. Let’s face it: opportunities like that don’t come along very often. Playing one day for that kind of money is going to be absolutely insane. I am also looking forward to meeting other baseball enthusiasts — I hear FanDuel puts on a great show for the Live Finals!

 

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

Home improvement, some really nice vacations for the family, invest a little, and, hey, isn’t football season right around the corner? 

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