Making a living off of betting on sporting events is not an easy task. Constantly refreshing the over/under odds, browsing through injury reports, and becoming a meteorologist is something that these fantasy sharks do for fun. The term shark is bestowed upon these individuals who rise above the rest.
They put the hard work, research, and skill into the game and take out the little fish. If you had your pick of the two, you are going to take the shark 10 times out of 10. Success for these individuals does not come easy and their strategies and insights cannot be bought. Below are 10 of the most successful fantasy sports players currently lurking in the daily fantasy pool. We’ll background each individual, highlighting their big wins, areas of success, and other notable features.
Starting with the former poker professional, Fisher places weekly wagering amounts that equate to well over double the average living salary in most states. The best part about these numbers, Fisher hasn’t deposited even close to half the amount of his weekly expenditures. Fisher falls into a tight knit group of dubbed fantasy professionals. He ranks in the top ten of most fantasy sports, with golf, baseball, and football as his top playing options. Transitioning from a shark in one field of gambling to hosting success in another has worked out in Assani’s favor.
Erik might be one of the most recognizable names in fantasy sports. He became the poster child for FanDuel after banking over $1.6 million over the course of that calendar year. Ehafner is his username and you will find him posting a healthy number of lineups in the daily baseball contests on FanDuel. Baseball is Erik’s forte and his most researched sport. He does dabble in other sports, like football and basketball, but those entries don’t even come close to touching his baseball numbers. He started out on top of the fantasy world and has remained within the top 5 of all online players since player’s earnings were tracked and showcased to the world.
Sud is a player that maximizes his entries on any given night in any given sport. Saahil hails from a group of individuals who have developed specific algorithms. These algorithms must be working for Sud who finds himself near the top of all fantasy sports leaderboards. On any given night, Sud will max out his entry fees, spending hundreds of thousands doing so. Since he operates using a specific algorithm, you will often find his name near both the top and the bottom of leaderboards on most nights. One can never create an algorithm that factors in human error, but Sud has made a healthy living based off of his nightly fantasy earnings.
Peter Jennings is the poster boy for DraftKings. One can find his username displayed in one of the many commercials/infomercials that this leading fantasy sports site puts out on a yearly basis. His winnings have now amounted past the $10 million mark, making him one of the most winning players in daily fantasy history. Most of his winnings come via the NFL and NBA variety. Jennings does it old-school and prefers to make his winnings based off of head-to- head contests and other smaller leagues. High stakes is the name of his betting game, with most of his contest challenges reaching the highest amounts on both the DraftKings and FanDuel websites.
Tommy is a day trader turned fantasy professional. He took the craftmanship and attention to detail he learned at one profession and applied it to the daily fantasy craze. He ranks in the top 100 earnings of all-time and mainly participates in MLB contests. He has big plans for what he has learned from the fantasy sports trade and hopes to become a leading voice behind podcasts, radio shows, and other such broadcasting opportunities this activity could possess.
Coming directly from the top of the world rankings is Youdacao. Based off of the Rotoworld leaderboard, Youdacao is currently the best fantasy sports player across the industry. He has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Championships two times, with NFL being his ticket to this finale. His ranking holds true across all fantasy platforms, making him someone you don’t want to go head-to- head with.
Adopting a similar strategy that Saahil Sud uses, ChipotleAddict has stolen many shows on fantasy sports nights. He enters contests that range from high stakes to a smaller player pool, making his presence known in most public contests. He operates using a polished algorithm that has helped him take down contests each and every week. Also maximizing his entry potential, you will find his name on the top and bottom of most sporting events each night. The sport doesn’t matter, making him a dangerous asset in the playing field of daily fantasy sports.
Daut is the second poker pro to join our list of top fantasy sports players. Daut took on fantasy sports a few years back, just as something to kill time when he wasn’t dabbling in poker tournaments. Ryan’s daily fantasy journey started off rather rough. He lost a lot of money betting in NFL tournament play. He looked backed on the things that got him to where he was as a poker player and applied those ideals to fantasy sports. Managing his bankroll, starting off in smaller contests, and applying research means led for him to cash-out amounts in the millions of dollars. Daut continues to refine his craft and says most of his successes come from betting on NBA contests.
Travis is your average American male. He was born in Chicago and was working a normal 9-to- 5 job at the time he found fantasy sports. Travis has spent time playing online poker and online video games. He took pieces of information he learned from both of these fields and applied them to fantasy sports. His favorite fantasy sport to play is MLB and he has made a fine living amount from his successes on both the DraftKings and FanDuel websites. His story is one that we can all relate to or one that describes a life we know as similar to the one we lead.
Our last competitor currently hails as the second highest rated daily fantasy player amongst the field. Awesemo has been playing in fantasy contests for a few years now and he has recently made a climb near the top of all leaderboards. He adopts the famed algorithm strategy, with his own creation representing the key to his nightly success. He also operates on a feast or famine basis, going all-in on contests each and every night. If you find yourself facing a head-to- head match-up with this fantasy giant, it is best to back out while you still have the chance. His earnings have tailed him well over a couple million dollars, but this grind is something that keeps him busy day in and day out.