There is nothing more frustrating than having a good lineup killed. OK, scratch that. There is nothing more frustrating than having a good lineup killed in successive days because of plays that were strong on paper, and failed to materialize. Going a step further, not only do they fail to materialize, but they fail so badly, that there is almost no saving face.
If you played Jamal Crawford last night [2 points, 1 turnover] or Gorgui Dieng a few nights back, you likely sympathize with me greatly. Both were in good matchups, and both had been playing lights out basketball. Then, almost out of nowhere, the bottom fell out. Both unfortunate performances took place on nights where scoring was fairly high, which made it almost impossible to cash in any format, unless you nailed every other position, which is much easier said than done.
It is important to remember in daily fantasy that you cannot hold grudges. Believe me, I want to. Those two days have caused me financial loss, and those players are directly responsible for those losses. I understand that this happens, and while it is disruptive to both the bankroll and confidence, you must press on, trying to forget this even happened.
I know for a new user it can be a difficult experience when these things happen. I recall my entry into basketball, after I stopped playing injured players and smartened up a little bit, that it nearly wrecked me completely when I encountered my first bust. After all, my process had failed me. It was then after finding other people in the industry who were in it longer than I that gave me the advice that it happens to everyone. It isn’t your process that failed; it was variance.
Remember that going forward. You WILL NOT win every night. Even the experts take losses, and some of those losses span one day. The difference is they trust their process, and they should, because it got them where they are today. Stay the course, and it will reconcile itself.