The Grim Reapers Of DFS – What They Are Have You Been A Victim

We have all been slain by one or all of the DFS Grim Reapers before.

This post is going to give you insight on what I’m referring to when I say “DFS Grim Reapers“. Sit back relax and soak in this message.


The Grim Reapers Of DFS

I’ll go down the list and just name them as they come to my head. It isn’t many but the ones I will mention are major and in full effect.


Bad Weather Reaper

Bad Weather Reaper

Bad Weather Reaper

If you are playing a DFS sport that is being played outside. Your contest has the risk of being struck by the DFS Whether Grim Reaper. He strikes in quite a few ways like the following.

  • Wind
  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Hail
  • Beaming Sun

All of which can completely destroy a DFS lineup and cause for things like postponement or the infamous cancellation or rescheduling of a game.


Injury Reaper

Injury DFS Reaper

Injury DFS Reaper

The most common of all DFS Grim Reapers. He strikes during the worst times possible. Making him the scum of all DFS Reapers out there.

There isn’t anything worst when you are playing a DFS contest. You check your line and see everything going well. All of your players are producing just like you expected them to do when you picked them. You figure its all good and you can call the day a successful day. All your games aren’t finished yet. But you have a decent lead to make you feel like you will come out with something.

You decide to check the line one more time before you lay down and see the injured sign beside one of your players. Everyone else in your line has completed their games and gave you decent DFS points for the day. Then there’s this guy with a mediocre amount of points or worse making you prime DFS Shark food. Your line is soon snatched out of the money and you’re left with a great line that had potential until…..You got hit by the Injury Grim Reaper.


Late Scratch Grim Reaper

Late Scratch Grim Reaper

Late Scratch Grim Reaper

Right behind the injury reaper comes this one. He strikes suddenly and most of the time once your line is locked in and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Late scratches are almost guaranteed losses for any DFS lineup. A late scratch is a sure 0 in an area inside your entry. You can’t change them or fix it. You will just have to sit there and look at that 0 all day or night and hope that your other players can make up for that.

Both Fanduel and Draftkings now have games you can enter and be able to change swap players out as long as their game hasn’t started. They also still have the traditional entries where there isn’t any swapping out. Once the first contest starts the rest are locked in as well and what you have is it.

You just have to keep an eye out for alerts and hope the DFS Late Scratch Reaper spares your soul that day.


Politics & Outside Issues

Donald Trump & Colin Kaepernick

Donald Trump & Colin Kaepernick

I could use other examples. But ill just go with something that is more relevant and more up to date.

As many of you may know right now there is a huge mess going on in the NFL. Originally started with a former player who goes by the name of Colin Kaepernick. Who decided to kneel during the National anthem sometime during last season. Due to police brutality and the unjust killings of minorities. That was the initial reason for Colin’s keeling.

This soon turned for the worst. People completely missed the point behind him doing that and decided to make it about the flag. When it was never about the flag or disrespecting the military. Then to put the cherry on the cake. Our president decides to say some ignorant remarks as he does quite often. He stated that the NFL owners need to fire the players kneeling during the national anthem and called them  S.O.B.’s as well. Which is totally unacceptable to me.

Now all you see on the internet is fans who paid for merchandise with their own money. Making videos burning their stuff and flying the flag like it’s about that and like they’re going to get a refund for doing such. The point was completely missed I’m a caucasian man and I’m fond of the overall message and understand what Kap was saying by kneeling.

Now you may think this doesn’t affect the NFL or Sports world in any way. But in reality, it does.

It makes it about sports vs politicians and that could affect how players play and if they’ll even give their best effort.



You now have what I deem to be the DFS Grim Reapers. You cannot avoid them completely. So the best thing to do is to be aware of what they are and what they do. You can make adjustments and try to make sure that you avoid these Reapers as much as possible. The last one is inevitable. All you can do on that is hope everyone keeps a leveled head and find a solution in a peaceful way.

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5 comments for “The Grim Reapers Of DFS – What They Are Have You Been A Victim

  1. Charlie
    October 3, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    My fantasy teams have fallen victim to these grim reapers many of times. One thing that you mentioned I think often gets overlooked is bad weather. Even though nothing is affecting your fantasy player personally, the external factor that is weather can definitely affect the way they perform. Even if the game is still on, that certain player might not be used to playing in snow or rain, which can affect how they do greatly. Thanks for sharing!

    • Ted
      October 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      Thank you for the feedback 

  2. Matt's Mom
    October 8, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I had not heard this term before and really don’t know what it means? I do have a question, when the Cowboys played the Broncos at the mile-high stadium and lost….I am hoping it was because of the high altitude, but I am not holding and positive thoughts to that. Seems more like an excuse for playing really really poorly. I don’t need any grim reapers for my team or my fantasy line up, that is for sure!

  3. dinh
    February 3, 2018 at 4:05 am

    I like the term grim reapers of dfs!
    Definitely grim weather reapers are the worst. The weather is so unpredictable and can ruin a person’s stats and game and hence your standings!

    • Ted
      February 3, 2018 at 3:01 pm


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