DFSR’s Daily Fantasy NBA Podcast for DraftKings and FanDuel Friday 12/9/16

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News, Podcast | 2 comments

DFSR's Daily Fantasy NBA Podcast for DraftKings and FanDuel Friday 12/9/16 DFSR's Doug Norrie and James Davis take a look at a full Friday in the NBA. The headlining act of course is Russell Westbrook vs. James Harden Part II. The first act didn't totally meet fantasy expectations with both players somewhat underperforming their fantasy value. Between the two, it appears Westbrook is the better play even at a higher price. They also talk about some cheaper options like Jordan Clarkson, Marcus Smart and Tyler Johnson who could all be in line for major minutes. Then there's Giannis coming in somewhat of a value play, Harrison Barnes still taking all of the shots in Dallas and what the hell is up with Hassan Whiteside. Subscribe to this podcast on...

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings League Championship Series – 10/17/16

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 0 comments

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings League Championship Series - 10/17/16 In case you didn’t notice, we just released our brand new NFL DFS suite of tools including full projections, optimal NFL lineups and our Player Lab, which includes filters to help you create NFL lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings for any format. It’s a set of tools well beyond anything we’ve ever had, and something we feel will help our users *ahem* tackle the NFL season. SIGN UP NOW!   Fantasyfactor is now running freerolls for you to help you get your feet wet! They offer a no-strings-attached $5 bonus as well. See you over there! Cleveland Indians @ Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers Match-up - Trevor Bauer vs. Marcus Stroman This game is very meh to me, especially when looking at the pitchers. Both of these offenses are very lethal and I am not a fan of targeting them with right handed pitching. Trevor Bauer is the worst pitcher on the slate, so I will be steering clear away from him. Stroman, however, deserves some consideration. Stroman has held a .311 wOBA against both righties and lefties, and looks to have plenty of upside. The Indians are a pretty god offense, bu can strikeout on occasion and offer a bit of upside from Stroman. The Rogers Centre is a hitter friendly park, which also gives a tick down to both pitchers.   Hitters Nobody on either of these offenses are in a great spot. Nobody is in a bad spot, either. All of these guys are viable plays in tournaments, and I think there are some guys you can play in cash games as well. Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis are my favorite Indians hitters, as they maul righties and are not reliant on power. On the flip side, Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion are my favorite guys. They are viable in both cash games and tournaments. You can roster Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki in both cash games and tournaments as well. In conclusion, all of the bats are in play here, but there is nobody that stands out as a must play. Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers Pitchers Match-up - Jake Arrieta vs. Rich Hill Here we go, an exciting match up between the Cubs and Dodgers, who are tied up at 1-1 in the series. This match up of Jake Arrieta and Rich Hill is an interesting one, as both guys have a ton of upside, but Hill definitely has a lot more risk. Arrieta is the safest cash game play on the slate. He has sported a .291 wOBA that is backed up by a tremendous set of peripherals and batted...

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings League Championship Round – 10/15/16

Posted by on Oct 15, 2016 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 2 comments

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings League Championship Round - 10/15/16 In case you didn’t notice, we just released our brand new NFL DFS suite of tools including full projections, optimal NFL lineups and our Player Lab, which includes filters to help you create NFL lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings for any format. It’s a set of tools well beyond anything we’ve ever had, and something we feel will help our users *ahem* tackle the NFL season. SIGN UP NOW!   Fantasyfactor is now running freerolls for you to help you get your feet wet! They offer a no-strings-attached $5 bonus as well. See you over there! Toronto Blue Jays @ Cleveland Indians Pitchers Match-up - J.A. Happ vs. Josh Tomlin This is not the game for pitching, but there is definitely a reason to look at Happ. Tomlin is not a guy I will consider. He is facing off with a very good offense and has not struck nearly as many batters as we need. Happ, however, is a pretty decent pitcher. He has held a .313 combined wOBA against righties and lefties. The Indians are a very good offense, but can go cold and have some strikeout prone power hitters. The Indians will likely have the 2nd lowest run total on the board, so you have to consider the opposing pitcher. Happ is a guy that will be trusted by the coaching staff to go deep into the game. If he is pitching well, Gibbons has no problem letting him go 8 innings. Happ is a guy I would consider in all formats, though I definitely prefer Lester.   Hitters While I do like Happ a little bit, the bats from this game are definitely on my list as well. The Blue Jays especially, as they are playing the worst pitcher on the slate and have an explosive offense. Josh Tomlin has sported a .331 wOBA against righties over the last 2 seasons. My top options from the Blue Jays are going to be Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson, with Jose Bautista and Michael Saunders following closely behind. On the Indians side of the ball, there is not too much to love. However, I think a few 1 offs in tournaments are very viable. Mike Napoli and Carlos Santana are my favorites, and I would use them in tournaments only. If you are adamant on playing someone in cash games, go with Mike Napoli as he murders left handed pitching. Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs Pitchers Match-up - Kenta Maeda vs. Jon Lester While I mentioned that I like Happ, Lester is on a different level. Lester is my favorite pitcher on this slate,...

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings NLDS and ALCS – 10/13/16

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 4 comments

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings NLDS and ALCS - 10/13/16 Postseason DFS is not for the timid, especially when it comes to baseball. This slate, starting with today's NLDS finale between the Dodgers and Nats and wrapping up with the ALCS opener on Friday won't come with any soft matchups or obvious plays. But if you've stuck around this long, you're probably used to that. Let's get to it. In case you didn’t notice, we just released our brand new NFL DFS suite of tools including full projections, optimal NFL lineups and our Player Lab, which includes filters to help you create NFL lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings for any format. It’s a set of tools well beyond anything we’ve ever had, and something we feel will help our users *ahem* tackle the NFL season. SIGN UP NOW!   We're proud to introduce a brand new partner (and player in this space), Fantasy Factor! DFSR readers can get a bunch of sweet freebies (including a $5, no strings, no drip bonus) by signing up now! Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals Pitchers Matchup - TBD vs. Max Scherzer Oh brother. TBD, scourge of DFS postseason baseball, rears its head. The good news is that this one comes on Day 1 of the two-day slate, so we should get some advance warning ahead of first pitch and be able to adjust accordingly. Unfortunately, that does no good for your humble correspondent tasked with breaking this sucker down. Here goes: The Dodgers are mulling Julio Urias and Rich Hill with their postseason lives on the line. Whoever it is, they'll be overmatched by their counterpart from D.C. Scherzer will be our top pick for pitching on this slate due partly to the fact that he'll be twirling in a better pitcher's park than Corey Kluber, and partly due to the fact that he's awesome. The Dodgers got to him with a pair of homers in Game 1, and that's always at least a mild risk with Scherzer, who's a pretty extreme fly-ball pitcher. The Dodgers were also pretty nasty against RHP this season (2nd in MLB in wRC+), but at this point in the year, you're not getting many soft offenses, so we're riding with Scherzer's 31.5% K upside. On the Dodgers' side of the equation, FanDuel and DraftKings are both assuming it'll be Rich Hill who gets the call, so that's who we're focusing on. The 36-year-old lefty followed up on last year's September breakout with a solid, if injury-riddled 2016. He fanned more than 10 per 9 and finished with a 2.39 FIP and 3.36 xFIP. The disparity between the two numbers has to do with his minuscule HR:BB ratio, as he allowed...

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings Division Series Round – 10/11/16

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 2 comments

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings Division Series Round - 10/11/16 In case you didn’t notice, we just released our brand new NFL DFS suite of tools including full projections, optimal NFL lineups and our Player Lab, which includes filters to help you create NFL lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings for any format. It’s a set of tools well beyond anything we’ve ever had, and something we feel will help our users *ahem* tackle the NFL season. SIGN UP NOW!   We're proud to introduce a brand new partner (and player in this space), Fantasy Factor! DFSR readers can get a bunch of sweet freebies (including a $5, no strings, no drip bonus) by signing up now! Washington Nationals @ Los Angeles Dodgers Pitchers Match-up - Joseph Ross vs. Julio Urias Julio Urias and Joseph Ross will square off in game 4 of the ALDS, with the Nats leading 2-1. This is a win or go home game for the Dodgers, so I expect them to stretch Urias as long as he is on his game. They have a very unsteady bullpen and would rather not resort to that early. For those reasons, I do like Urias in tournaments, but couldn't recommend him in cash games due to his up and down tendencies. On the other side of things, Joseph Ross is a very good pitcher that has a lot of weird quirks. He has a tendency of showing his pitches, and is one of the worst guys in the league at holding runners. However, he still has outstanding numbers and has very consistent game logs. The Dodgers are a team that can go quiet on occasion and has a ton of guys with strikeout upside. I could see using both of these guys in tournaments and Ross in cash games, though scary.   Hitters While I do like both pitchers, I think we have to take a look at some bats with only 2 games on the extremely short slate. The Nationals are facing a lefty, so the righties like Anthony Rendon and Jayson Werth definitely get my attention. I think you can use both of those guys on cash game rosters, and could see the merit in tournaments. The Dodgers are a very unpredictable team, so I could see anything in tournaments. Puig could get on base and steal some bags, as could Seager or Pederson. With only 2 games on the slate, we have to consider everything, which gets mixed up when you like both the hitters and pitchers against one another. Chicago Cubs @ San Francisco Giants Pitchers Match-up - John Lackey vs. Matt Moore WOW, What a game! The Giants went up...

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings Division Series Round – 10/10/16

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 1 comment

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings Division Series Round - 10/10/16 In case you didn’t notice, we just released our brand new NFL DFS suite of tools including full projections, optimal NFL lineups and our Player Lab, which includes filters to help you create NFL lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings for any format. It’s a set of tools well beyond anything we’ve ever had, and something we feel will help our users *ahem* tackle the NFL season. SIGN UP NOW! Texas Rangers @ Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers Match-up - Cole Hamels vs. Marcus Stroman We are going to start off in Toronto, with the Rangers and Blue Jays facing off in the Rogers Centre. Cole Hamels and Marcus Stroman will face off, and are both guys that have had very productive seasons. That being said, these are tough match ups and I don't expect a clean slate from either of them. However, I think there is some merit in using both of these guys in tournaments. Hamels has the tougher match up of the two, though he has the higher upside as well. The Jays can strikeout a ton and if they are off, Hamels could have a huge game. Stroman on the other hand, is a bit more consistent, but does not have the strikeout upside that Hamels does. This game will likely have the 2nd highest over/under of the day, and because of that, i do not have much interest in either of these guys.   Hitters While we didn't have too much action going on with the pitchers, the hitters are a different story. Even though both pitchers are aces, they do have troubles on occasion and this could certainly be one. The Blue Jays are a top 5 tea in the league against lefties, with guys like Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson having huge splits. They are also a team that hits better at home, for whatever reason. Jose Bautista and Josh DOnaldson are some of my favorite hitters on the slate, with Tulowitzki and Encarnacion following. I do not have as much interest in the Rangers side of things. Stroman has definitely struggled against lefties, but he rarely gets blown up. For that reason, I prefer a 1 off and would stay away from the stack. Carlos Beltran and Rougned Odor are my two favorite hitters in the lineup.   We're proud to introduce a brand new partner (and player in this space), Fantasy Factor! DFSR readers can get a bunch of sweet freebies (including a $5, no strings, no drip bonus) by signing up now! Washington Nationals @ Los Angeles Dodgers Pitchers Match-up - Gio Gonzalez vs. Kenta Maeda This is...

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