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Drew Dinkmeyer is one of the most respected experts in the fantasy sports industry. Along with Mike Leone, they co-founded DailyRoto, which is one of the most accurate and comprehensive research sites for fantasy sports. In 2013, at the age of 31, Dinkmeyer left his job as a financial investment analyst behind to become one of just a handful of fantasy sports professionals. In December of 2014, he won a million dollars in a football contest on Draftkings.
In 2017, Drew was named the "Humanitarian of the Year" by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) for his work as the organizer of the Welly-Maker. The Welly-Maker ultimately raised over $40,000 and provided clean water solutions for more than 1,300 people. In 2018, Drew launched Welly-Maker 2.0 and pledged to match up to $40,000.
"Dinkpiece", as he is known in the fantasy world, earned an Ivy league degree in Psychological and Brain Studies (which means he is really smart) from Dartmouth University. Drew also played Division I Tennis – where he is 2nd all-time in wins. He worked for Morgan Stanley as a an investment analyst. He has been featured in both Maxim and the Wall Street Journal, as well as being interviewed by NPR.
In today’s episode, we discuss:
- His passion for sports
- Advice for starting to play fantasy sports
- The need for clean water in third-world countries
- Why he started the "Welly-Maker"
Welly-Maker Site: DailyRoto.com/wellymaker
Articles of Interest . . .
- Rotoexperts' Drew Dinkmeyer Wins $1 Million Dollars
- Dinkmeyer wins "Humanitarian of the Year" award
- Fort Lauderdale Man Wins $1 Million Playing Fantasy Football
- The Skills Required Succeed Daily Fantasy Sports (ESPN)
- Bears WR Marquess Wilson's 1st Career TD Wins Fantasy Football Owner $1 Million (Bleacher Report)
- DraftKings reached number four in the top 10 spender’s list (Drew's Commerical)
Past "Success is a Choice" podcast episodes of interest . . .
- Brittany Horschel (PGA Tour Wife of Billy Horschel) - Episode 084
- Paul Tesori (PGA Caddie for Webb Simpson) - Episode 080
- Sue Enquist (Hall of Fame Softball Coach at UCLA) - Episode 077
- J.J. Birden (former NFL Wide Receiver) - Episode 074
- Adam Levitan (Draftkings Fantasy Football Analyst) - Episode 029
- Keith Lipscomb (ESPN.com Fantasy Football Sr. Editor) - Episode 026
- Dwane Casey (2018 NBA Coach of the Year) - Episode 001
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