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 ...

Stream Team: Cashing In On Aces

Stream Team: Cashing In On Aces
Over $6,000 in prize money is on the line in Monday’s MVP and Single competitions at FanDuel and, as usual, there’s even more to come over the rest of the week. All lineup decisions are obviously important in a FanDuel league, but we know from experience that hitting on the right pitcher pickup is critical ...

Ground Balls, Fly Balls, Strikeouts and Daily Fantasy Baseball

Ground Balls, Fly Balls, Strikeouts and Daily Fantasy Baseball
Keep the ball on the ground, and it stays in the park. So goes the mantra for pitchers as they advance in the ranks. And we know that a good ground-ball rate leads to a small home-run rate, so put a notch in the belt for the worm burners. They’ll avoid the big blast at ...

Stream Team: Season Winding Down

Stream Team: Season Winding Down
Preseason football kicked off last night, which means the baseball season is mere weeks away from its conclusion. You only have a few chances left to make the Daily Baseball Fantasy Championship final — time is of the essence. Which pitcher is going to take you to the promised land? My picks are below. Friday ...

Dan Sobot (Rudzia555) grabs himself a seat at the DFBC Final

Dan Sobot (Rudzia555) grabs himself a seat at the DFBC Final
The Week 13 winner of the FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Contest was none other than Rudzia555, also known as Dan Sobot in the non-fantasy world. If you’ve been on this site for any time period, then you know Dan cleans up during NBA and NHL. And now, he seems to have figured MLB out too. ...

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, ...

Stream Team: Look Out for the Padres?

Stream Team: Look Out for the Padres?
Monday means heading back to work for most of America, but it also means it’s time for the Stream Team to go back to work. With the Monday MVP and Monday Single on tap, we have the opportunity to take big chunks of two prize pools if we hit on the right pitcher. Can we? ...

Stream Team: Great DFBC Options

Stream Team: Great DFBC Options
Friday means Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship and tough pitcher decisions. Or, you could just go with the guy that has the second lowest ERA in the National League and that comes in cheaper than all but three FanDuel options on Friday. We’ll get to him in a sec in the Wild Card section, where we ...

Streakiness, Volatility and Daily Fantasy Baseball

Streakiness, Volatility and Daily Fantasy Baseball
The word follows some high-profile players around: Streaky. Most often, sabermetrically-inclined analysts poo-poo the idea that streakiness exists. You can’t use a player’s past week to predict their next day, they say. Yes, but. That’s not the whole story. There are volatile players. These players do go into poor periods. Look at any player’s monthly ...

Stream Team: Harden Returns, Vogelsong Rebounds

Stream Team: Harden Returns, Vogelsong Rebounds
Robert Jurney did it last week; can you do it today? The Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship qualifier is back on this fine Friday of baseball action. As always, the Stream Team is here to kick off your weekend by finding some valuable pitchers for each FanDuel competition every day of the week (my best option ...