Context Adjustments: Catchers and Stolen Bases (Part 4)

Context Adjustments: Catchers and Stolen Bases (Part 4)
For the past three weeks, I’ve been examining the influence the catcher has on the running game—an important component of daily fantasy baseball since the catcher can have a big impact on a hitter’s willingness and success in stealing bases.  In part one, I examined which catchers have the best arms.  In part two, I ...

Context Adjustments: Catchers and Stolen Bases (Part 3)

Context Adjustments: Catchers and Stolen Bases (Part 3)
Over the past two weeks, I’ve been examining one of the most overlooked components of the daily fantasy baseball equation: the catcher.  If you’re deciding on whether or not to choose a particular speedster for your FanDuel team, the catcher is an important component to consider since he will be the one (primarily) trying to ...

Context Adjustments: Catchers and Stolen Bases (Part 2)

Context Adjustments: Catchers and Stolen Bases (Part 2)
Last week, I began my discussion about catchers and the importance they can have on the FanDuel format of fantasy gaming. After all, when trying to determine which speedster to take for your team, it’s important to find one who isn’t going to have a lot of opposition when he tries to steal a base. ...

Context Adjustments: Catchers and Stolen Bases (Part 1)

Context Adjustments: Catchers and Stolen Bases (Part 1)
In FanDuel, a stolen base is worth 2 points. While the average starting hitter scores roughly 3 points per day in FanDuel, a player who gets on base via single, walk, or HBP and steals second will score 3 points right off the bat. As such, speedy players can have a lot of value in ...

Pitching Matchups for August 23-25

Pitching Matchups for August 23-25
We haven’t really had a light week since the end of June, so I thought I’d hold up on the heavy studies and strategy talk and look at some pitching matchups this week. Like I’ve done in the past, I’m going to look at the next three days worth of pitching matchups and rank the ...

Guaranteed Bargains on FanDuel

Guaranteed Bargains on FanDuel
When we’re picking our FanDuel teams, we’re always looking to find bargains. More often than not, we’re looking for bargains in the form of players who have a favorable matchup for a particular day or are playing in a favorable park, but there are a couple classes of players that often go overlooked but serve ...

How Bad Would it be to Start a Relief Pitcher in FanDuel?

How Bad Would it be to Start a Relief Pitcher in FanDuel?
In fantasy baseball, I’m often one to try out unorthodox strategies in the name of gaining an edge on my competition. Some work out better than others, but when it’s possible to test them out beforehand, it’s always a good idea to do so. When FanDuel announced their scoring system changes at the All-Star break, ...

The Impact of Switching Leagues For Pitchers

The Impact of Switching Leagues For Pitchers
This past weekend was the MLB Trading Deadline, and boy was it a busy one. Players were changing hands left and right with a total of 18 semi-major deals going down before all was said and done. While a change of team and environment can have a significant impact on a player’s value, his FanDuel ...

The Impact of Switching Leagues (For Hitters)

The Impact of Switching Leagues (For Hitters)
It’s the week of the MLB Trading Deadline, and yesterday we witnessed a flurry of moves involving the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox, and St. Louis Cardinals. Leading up to this Sunday’s deadline, we’re likely to see quite a few more trades going down. While a change of team and environment can have a ...

Analyzing FanDuel’s Scoring System Change

Analyzing FanDuel's Scoring System Change
As regular daily league players know, FanDuel has recently changed its scoring system. Effective this past Thursday—the day after the All-Star break—FanDuel has decreased the value of a win for pitchers from 7 points to 5 points and has added HBP for hitters at a point a piece. Anecdotally, it doesn’t seem as though the ...