Welcome to Operation 1ucror. My journey playing daily fantasy sports for a living.
Lucror | Latin | Ethmology | From lucrum (“profit”)
Pronunciation (Classical) ‘lu.kror
Verb: I gain, acquire, profit.
Looking back on it, picking the screen name 1ucror may have been a bit cocky or egotistical, but hey, there is some truth in it. I believe we are all here to try and make a profit, however over the past several years of playing I’ve learned there is a lot more to this DFS onion then just making a profit. My goal is to peel back some of the layers and let you in on my weekly observations.
For our first week I thought I would ease into things by talking about one of those days where everything just seems to click.
If only every day could be this good.
Not only did my team kill it, but I was actually at the Rockies/Giants game that night. I’ll admit that going into that game I would not have thought I would be happy with a 2-1 contest. However, I managed to roster 2 of the 3 guys that had solo homers in the game. Also, if you dig a bit deeper into the box score you will notice there was a total of 17 hits in the game which I caught a piece of as well.
I would say the biggest disappointment of the night was Buster Posey. He has been slumping in the early portion of the season, but it was hard to avoid him with that nice match up in Coors Field.
This brings up the question of timing a slump. We all know that baseball players go through tough streaks, but should we as DFS players either A) ignore the slump or B) avoid players we believe are slumping. I have taken approach A, with the assumption that over the course of the season everything will regress to where it should be. Meaning I will have an equal number of players that maintain their slump and an equal number who perform above average as they come out of a slump. I guess only time will tell if this is the correct approach.
On a side note I always find it hard to go to a game where you are a fan of one of the teams (i.e. the Rockies), but you are cheering when your picks from the other team are doing well. I definitely got some strange looks when Hunter Pence hit his homer and I was cheering while wearing my Rockies gear.
I believe this article series to be a work in progress, so please feel free to reach out to me on twitter @1ucror or below with any comments or suggestions.
Thanks for reading,