I have not started off the month very well. The first two days of the baseball season are in the books and I have yet to find a pitching win.
CC Sabathia scored -12 on FSL for me. That is the worst score ANY baseball player has ever put up on any of my rosters. Ever.
Just as I suspected, pitching still reigns supreme in baseball contests. That extra 8 or 10 points for a win is so crucial. While a solo HR is also +8, the pitcher has the potential to put up so many more points than a batter.
Draftbug has been going about the same, turning in mild losses over the last 2 days. I did win 5 of 6 HU last night thanks to a Huston Street save. The RP spot makes the game more interesting.
Snapdraft is really my sore spot right now. I've had 15 straight losing sessions and it's been a month since my last winning night. My bankroll went from 3x my inital deposit to less than 50%. In other words, I went from 100 buy-ins to 300 buy-ins to 45 buy-ins... all in under 90 days.
There are two issues here. The first is the contests - they are winner take all. Every one. I have tons of 2nd place finishes, but they pay squadoosh. Secondly, the rake is higher than the other fantasy sites. This slowly eats more bankroll as you lose.
Now, I don't think I am a bad fantasy player. While I lost on snapdraft, I won on FSL playing over the same time period. But there is no question the flatter payout structure helped me turn a profit.
I'm at the point with snapdraft where I may try a "double up". I might let my bankroll ride on a single contest. If I bust out, I probably won't reload. If I win, maybe it will put me on the comeback trail. We shall see.