Bankroll Challenge Introduction and Week 1 Results

Bankroll Challenge Introduction and Week 1 Results

How do I prove to myself that I can be a winning DFS player? I believe the answer is, bankroll management. So I am starting the Bankroll Challenge. This is where I play within a set of rules and make the best possible decision to achieve my end of season goal. I will be keeping stats on my results to see where I am making and losing money. My goals and rules are as follows:

Goal: To be up $1000 at the end of the NFL regular season.

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Rules: On Sunday’s main slate, I only play $11 dollars worth of entries.

The entries will be: GIANT $5 Double Up, Daily Dollar (single entry gpp), and 20 Quarter Jukebox.

On other slates (eg: Afternoon, Primetime, etc.), I will only invest at most $8 and at least half will be in cash game plays.

Once I hit $100 profit, I will add GIANT $10 Double Up and play 3 max entry GPP.

Once I hit $300 profit, I will add GIANT $25 Double Up and a Single Entry GPP for $5.

I revert back to the $100 profit rules if I go below $100 profit.

I go back to the basic set of rules if I go below $50 profit

Applying these rules to my DFS plays will give me discipline when making decisions and should result in making money. So now that you know what the rules are, let’s go on to my Week 1 results.


I am off to a profitable start to this season. Both of my $5 Double Ups lineups cashed and in the Quarter Jukebox, I had 8 out of 20 lineups making money. John Brown, DeSean Jackson, Christian McCaffery and Blake Jarwin were the main reasons I had 8 lineups cash in the Jukebox. I was really overweight on Mike Evans. Evans was in 15 out of 20, which was the most of any player. Here is a breakdown of my shares of each player in my Jukebox lineups:

Quarterback (Usage)

Running Back (Usage)

Wide Receiver (Usage)

Tight End (Usage)

Defense (Usage)

  • Baltimore Ravens (14)
  • Buffalo Bills (2)
  • San Diego Chargers (2)
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Tampa Bay Bucs

I had Nick Foles in my cash game lineup. Luckily it didn’t destroy my lineup with Ingram, McCaffery, and John Brown contributing 60% of my total points.

With Week 1 in the books and producing a profit, I am off to a good start. My return on investment (ROI) is at 54.17%. This is including the Monday Night, 2-game slate, where I won $11.50, investing $7. It’s not glorious, but it’s a profit. It will be a grind to earn $1000, but I am ready to produce. If you have questions, make sure to leave a comment down below or shoot me a message on Twitter @fear_these_


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