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2014 DFBC Finalist: mrtuttle05 Rides a Late Braves Surge to Vegas

Jun 16 1:22pm

Having qualified for the DFBC and FFFC in 2013, mrtuttle05 is no stranger to live finals with huge cash prizes on the line. Read on to find out more about his unexpected DFBC Qualifier victory, his thoughts on FanDuel events, and his plans to be absolutely “boring” with $1,000,000.

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How long have you been playing fantasy sports/baseball?

I’ve been playing season-long fantasy football casually for about 10 years. I started playing daily fantasy casually in 2011 and have done so more seriously the past couple of years.


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

Daily blows season-long fantasy out of the water. I’ve never been in uber-competitive season-long leagues, but the consistent ongoing challenge that daily provides is unrivaled by season-long leagues.


How would you describe your overall approach to drafting?

I’d say my overall approach is ever-evolving and completely dependent on a given day. In general, I’ll take a look at the particular games scheduled for the day and then adapt my approach from there (i.e. is it a day to spend on bats, or spend on pitching, etc).


Describe the night of your DFBC Qualifier win.

It was a little surreal, and I’m still not sure if reality has set in. The night was a relatively low scoring night, but I never really thought I had a great chance to win. I got the production I needed from my Braves players in the bottom of the 8th inning and pretty much coasted to a victory from there.



What are you looking forward to the most about Vegas?

I’m excited to see what FanDuel is going to set up for the new venue. I made the finals for MLB and NFL last year and while both events were top-notch, there was definitely marked improvement from MLB to NFL. It will be interesting to see how FanDuel makes an already awesome event even better.


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

After giving entirely too much to the IRS, I’d be boring with it and throw the vast majority of it in savings. I’ve got a growing family and that only means the bills are getting larger.

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