Is DraftKings’ Ethan Haskell just a shrewd “investor”?

DraftKings employee Ethan Haskell and Warren Buffett have something in common: They show a keen eye for spotting value where others don’t. Haskell, who generated controversy recently after winning a $350,000 jackpot at fantasy sports rival FanDuel, appears to have taken a page from the celebrated investor’s playbook to gain an edge in the contest. A statistical analysis of Haskell’s team roster prepared for CBS MoneyWatch suggests that his strategy involved not picking star players, as is more typical in fantasy sports, but rather identifying undervalued players with long-term upside. Put another way, Haskell may simply be a “value” investor who was able to ride his contrarian instincts to big bucks, allowing other fantasy contestants to follow the herd in making their team selections. That means he may not be…


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