2014 DFBC Finalist: Season-Long Attitude Works Wonders for Cheeseisgood
Like a lot of FanDuelers, cheeseisgood started playing season-long fantasy baseball a long time ago. Unlike a lot of our players, he still considers himself a season-long guys first and supplements his play with a sprinkling of DFS. Luckily for him, a sprinkling was enough to get him all the way to Vegas for the $3,000,000 DFBC and a shot at $1 Million.
How long have you been playing fantasy sports/baseball?
I’ve been playing fantasy baseball for 15 years. Started in ’99, playing mostly season-long leagues since then. I started daily a couple years ago, but I guess I’m still mostly a season-long player.
In your opinion, how does daily fantasy compare to season-long?
I find them to be really different. Both are fantastic. When I hear they are similar, I see more differences than similarities. You don’t worry about splits so much in season-long, you just start your best players. In daily there are players you would start that you would never even consider in a season-long league.
How would you describe your overall approach to drafting?
I always start with the pitcher. I don’t worry about hot/cold streaks so much. I try to find who I think are the best hitters versus the worst pitcher. I’m pretty stubborn in my assessment of the players. I think that stems from my season-long playing.
Describe the night of your DFBC Qualifier win.
I had a mini-Baltimore stack and two players from Toronto, who Baltimore was playing. I had Zach Greinke on the mound, who I liked a lot for that night. I went out to dinner with my wife and when I got back home, caught the score and saw that the Baltimore-Toronto game had a score of something like 10-7 around the 6th or 7th inning. That’s when I knew I had a shot. Going into the Dodgers game, I knew exactly what I needed from Greinke – around 19 points. He ended up with 20 so it was a very fun game to watch. I was hanging on every pitch.
What’re you looking forward to the most about Vegas?
It’s going to be a lot of fun just to be with other fans of fantasy baseball, all in the same room watching the games. Whether I’m in the running for 1st place or not, watching someone play for a million will be exciting. I can’t imagine the adrenaline.
What would you do with the $1,000,000 if you did win?
I definitely would pay off the mortgage and my wife has home improvement projects that she’s been wanting to do for years that we could do. I’d save some for the college fund and throw some back on FanDuel.
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