Saahil Sud is arguably the world’s best Daily Fantasy Sports player and yet many Australian players haven’t heard of him. He rose to fame using the screen name MaxDalury.
Saahil currently ranks #1 among 34,618 players on RotoGrinders rankings and is arguably the highest profile player in the industry.
The Bostonian who went by the DraftKings and FanDuel username ‘MaxDulary’ claimed in late 2015 from his new penthouse that was formely owned by Celtics guard Rajon Rondo to have won more than $3.5 million from DFS contests that year alone!
In fact, he is said to have won $221,000.00 on a single slate of MLB games in May.
What are some of MaxDalury’s accomplishments?
or should we say, the artist formerly known as MaxDalury.
Saahil changed his username to saahilsud in early 2016 upon the request of the original Max Dalury (an acquaintance of Sud’s).
RotoGrinders provided the following DFS resume dot points on Saahil’s career thus far.
• #1 NBA 2011-12
• #1 NCAAF 2012-13
• #1 NCAAF 2013-14
• January 2012 Monthly Leaderboard Leader
• 2013 FanDuel FFFC finalist
• 2015 FanDuel PFCFC finalist
• 2015 FanDuel WFBC finalist
• 2015 DraftKings FFWC finalist (8x)
• Ranked in the Top 5 in 5 different sports in 2015
“He’s one of the legendary players,” said Cal Spears, co-founder of RotoGrinders in an article published by the Boston Globe. “He’s on the Mount Rushmore.”
To read more on saahilsud’s daily fantasy profile CLICK HERE
Looks like these Olympic GPPs are as popular as the actual Olympics were to the top 4 golfers. I’m doing my best to try to fill them though
— Saahil (@saahilsud) August 10, 2016
The man behind the screen name
Saahil Sud is a former marketing analyst who holds a degree in both mathematics and economics.
He grew up in northern New Jersey and was a diehard New York Yankees fan but that potential bias is something he is well aware of.
“I’ve given up most of my fanhood, because you have the biases that you’re subconsciously always rooting for your players, your teams. And if you’re doing this at a high level, you can’t have those biases. Otherwise, it’ll affect who you choose,” Sud said.
He generates his lineups from a home-built analytical program. Of which, he enters plenty of them. On the day of his $221,000.00 collect he entered 888 lineups.
L.A. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was in 884 of those. Talk about stacking the deck!
RotoGrinders broke down his big night HERE.
Like Sean (article above) Sud is a very hard worker, having complex models on your side doesn’t mean all the work is done for you.
“This fall is very hectic,” Sud told WBUR News in 2015. “I mean, I’ll be working until midnight to get up at 6 [a.m.], and work tomorrow pretty much all day.”
Rise to fame
Sud is said to have risen to mainstream prominence during the 2014/15 NBA season when he challenged then top dog Charles Con (Condia) to multiple head-to-head games.
He came up trumps too, “I’m not ashamed to say he has seven figures of my money,” Chon said in an interview
Since then Sud has gone from strength to strength and his DFS profile has skyrocketed.
Leveraging off his success Sud put on his entrepreneurial boots and launched a DFS venture of his own in late 2015.
He’s the co-founder of DFS tools and projection website rotoql.com.
We recommend checking out the interview RotoQL did with their main man upon launching the website.
Follow Saahil on Twitter HERE
Credit for Saahil’s quotes in the above story go to the Boston Globe and WBUR news.