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2014 DFBC Finalist: Jaydontpay is Ready to Play

Jun 18 3:14pm

Drafting isn’t just about picking the right pitchers or choosing the best stack of hitters. Sometimes, the most important aspects of selecting a winning lineup involve getting all your ducks in a row at home. DFBC Finalist jaydontpay takes some time to walk us through his unusual yet highly effective drafting preparations.

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How long have you been playing fantasy sports/baseball?

The first league I ever played in was in about ‘95 in high school, which was an NL only league. It was a lot of fun and I’ve been playing more and more since.

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

Most of the guys in my yearly play DFS so our league has slowly started to evolve in that direction to keep everyone interested. We have weekly payouts, bigger rosters, and more waiver wire moves.

How would you describe your overall approach to drafting?

My draft preparation is pretty thorough and exhausting. It starts every morning at 6am when my wife gets out of bed. I cater to her every need and make sure she remains happy for the whole day so when it’s time to set lineups she gives me my space.


Describe the night of your DFBC Qualifier win.

I was up at my parents’ house for the week and we all had plans to go out for drinks. As I crept up the leaderboard it was harder and harder to step away from to get dressed. While the ladies were getting ready I went from about 200th to 7th and the excitement was building. When they came downstairs all dolled up and expecting to leave, none of the guys were ready to roll and it was pretty evident we weren’t going anywhere. They were good sports and Roark made sure it was worth staying in. It turned into a big party after the last out.

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What are you looking forward to the most about Vegas?



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

Put my kids through college, buy a house, and enjoy the rest with my family and friends.

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