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2014 DFBC Finalist: kuperman Hopes DFBC Delivers the Simple Life

Jun 13 12:48pm

As we work our way through our growing list of DFBC Finalists here at FanDuel Insider, we’ve heard all kinds of plans on how each prospective winner hopes to spend the $1,000,000 if he were to win it—everything from new cars to giraffes. This is not the case for kuperman, who hopes to use the money to make his plans for a simple, down-to-earth life an immediate reality.

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How long have you been playing fantasy sports/baseball?

I’ve been playing since I was 16-17. This was years ago with friends in home leagues. I saw an ad for FanDuel a year ago and this is my first year playing DFS baseball. I’m really enjoying it so far.


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

I like daily a lot more in baseball due to the hectic nature of my job. I’m able to pick it up and play whenever I want instead of having to commit to anything over the long-term.


How would you describe your overall approach to drafting?

Most important for me is the pitcher. I do a lot of research on matchups and such for pitchers. I want the best player on the board for that position, regardless of salary. Then I move on to my offense. My offensive strategy is to try to find the best offensive team against the worst pitcher for that night and try to stack that team.


Describe the night of your DFBC Qualifier win.

It was probably the biggest sweat I’ve had so far for fantasy sports because I had two Chicago White Sox players and that game was delayed. I was in the top 6 until that game started and fortunately for me Gordon Beckham decided to hit a home run at his first at bat. I still had Greinke to pitch for the win and I was pretty sure I was going to do well. My third baseman walked and got me the win in the last inning of the last game. That was the difference between a win and tie.

Overall, it was pretty crazy and fun to watch.



What are you looking forward to the most about Vegas?

Just the whole experience. I’m really looking forward to meeting all the people behind FanDuel. I think it’s a genius concept and I want to be one of the people who is going to be onboard with the industry until it skyrockets to its full potential.


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

I have a really simple outlook on life. So, if I win, I’m going to pay off all my bills, marry my fiancée, build a nice big house next to my parents, and have some kids.

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