United States Football League 2022 has returned and DraftKings is running fantasy contents.
DraftKings added yet another sport over the weekend — USFL, the relaunched United States Football League.
RotoTracker has been updated with first-class support for contest results in USFL. As always, you'll find USFL in your sports filter dropdown and in your cohort reports and profit charts. Everything should work smoothly.
If you were have already tried to upload a file from the last weekend with USFL results and got errors, delete the upload and re-import to get all your data in.
New F1 sport get full support in RotoTracker!
DraftKings added another sport over the weekend — F1.
RotoTracker has been updated with first-class support for contest results in this F1. You'll find F1 in your sports filter dropdown and in your cohort reports and profit charts. Everything should work smoothly.
If you were have already tried to upload a file from the last weekend with F1 results and got errors, delete the upload and re-import to get all your data in.
We're happy to announce that our latest update to RotoTracker Sync has been published in both the Chrome and Firefox web stores.
This version fixes an issue detected last Friday with FanDuel syncing. We're very happy to say that we got a fix out with an hour of being alerted to it. It was approved immediately in the Firefox Add-ons store, and was approved in the Chrome web store within 36 hours.
If you have RotoTracker Sync already installed, it should update to the new version automatically. You can check by loading the extension and looking at the number in the bottom right — you should see v3.0.18. If you still see v3.0.17, then try shutting down all your browser window then reopening them — that usually prompts the browser to check for extension updates.
v3.0.18 fixes the recent problem, but it is currently awaiting approval in the Chrome web store.
A recent change to the FanDuel website means that the current version of RotoTracker Sync (v3.0.17) no longer works with downloading FanDuel files.
The good news is that we already have a fix! RotoTracker Sync v3.0.18 fixes this issue and restores full FanDuel support. This version has been submitted to both the Chrome and Firefox add-on stores.
The bad news is that the Chrome Developer Store has a new verification process which may delay the update being made available to users. In the past, small updates have gone live in the store within a matter of hours. However, the Chrome Store is now advising us that it could take up to 30 days for new submissions to be approved.
Fingers crossed it does not take that long! While much fewer people use it, the Firefox version has also been updated and this is likely to go live in the store very soon. We will update this blog post and our Twitter @RotoTracker once the new extensions are live in their respective stores.
When they are put in the store, you shouldn't have to do anything — it should update automatically. Sometimes, closing and reopening your browser is necessary to see the update. You can check which version you have in the extension itself - in the bottom right you will see the version number.
Affected users should reupload FanDuel files that hit a specific 500 error line limit.
Today, we identified and deployed a fix affecting a very small number of high volume FanDuel users. If in the past two months you have done a FanDuel upload that had 500 line errors and then aborted, this will have affected you.
Probably not — we believe only a very small handful of customers are impacted (and we've reached out to you directly to let you know).
If you want to check: Go to your uploads page and if there is a "warning" arrow next to a FanDuel file imported since August 2021, click on it. In the popup, look at the bottom right "errors detected." If this is less than 500, don't worry - you're not affected. If it is exactly 500, then you are affected.
It's a simple fix: Just download that file (in the popup there's a Download button), then re-upload it to RotoTracker. This will re-import, skipping over lines that already exist and filling in the gaps.
If you like, you can do a fresh, full sync using RotoTracker Sync. You'll need to make sure you download everything in the last couple of months by overriding default settings and setting a number in the settings that will more than cover your last couple of months history.
Sure thing. So, FanDuel has historically always had a weird bug in its CSV files: For some (but not most!) contests that did not run — those flagged as "ended unmatched" or "voided" — they will not have a date field in the CSV data. We're not talking an empty date (which could make sense if the contest never ran), but literally one less column in the row. That was basically a malformed file. RotoTracker used to try to import that line, wonder why the text "MLB 50/50 Contest $50" is not a valid date, and throw an error.
That's normally fine — RotoTracker will just flag this as an error and move on. That line is not imported (I mean, there's no way to import it without a date), but being that these are voided entries anyway, that's fine.
However, this resulted in lots of users understandably asking why they were getting so many errors in their FanDuel files. So, to make the user experience better, a couple of years ago we put in a special check for this case: So if we see those lines (one less column, no date, on a voided contest), we silently skip the line, rather than flag as an error.
Unfortunately, a couple of months ago FanDuel changed their file format. We updated RT immediately to handle it, but it had an unexpected knock on effect: our special check above stopped working, and these bad lines were reported as errors again, not silent skips.
But even that would be fine because, as noted, errors are just skipped over. Not an issue. However, we recently introduced a change to the importer so that if a line hits 500 errors, there's probably a really serious issue with the file, so let's stop the import. We did this because we had some users upload files of hundreds of thousands of lines long, all with errors (not their fault! that's a DraftKings issue and a story for another time...).
So that resulted in people who had 500 of these bad FanDuel lines having imports stop halfway through and not import the full file. The thing is, that is very rare, because the issue itself is rare. So only really big FanDuel uploads would hit this issue, and only certain players would see it.
So there you go — the full details! Now scroll back to the top and get re-importing!