Planning for the Fantasy Football Playoffs

Planning for the Fantasy Football Playoffs
Playoffs? Isn’t August too early to be thinking about the fantasy football playoffs? It’s never too early, if you want to win a fantasy title, to start thinking about the fantasy postseason. Consider this — if you draft well and make smart mid-season pickups, you’re likely to be in a great position to make the ...

Preseason Stars You Should Be Paying Attention To

Preseason Stars You Should Be Paying Attention To
Preseason stats are often meaningless, but if you watch the games and look at them in context you can glean some decent fantasy information from them. Will the guys I’m going to profile here all turn out to be valuable in fantasy this season? No, but thankfully you don’t have to use an early pick ...

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 ...

2011 Fantasy Football Boom and Bust Players: Wide Receiver

2011 Fantasy Football Boom and Bust Players: Wide Receiver
Wide receiver is one of the positions most heavily impacted by league settings, with only quarterback and passing touchdown value rivaling it.  With that in mind, the boom and bust feature wide receivers will be discussed with FanDuel’s scoring in mind, which includes 0.5 points-per-reception.  Being drafted like a number three fantasy pass catcher, the boom ...

Fantasy Football 2011: Drafting the top WRs in Rounds 1 and 2

Fantasy Football 2011: Drafting the top WRs in Rounds 1 and 2
By Antonio D’Arcangelis A couple years ago, I was fortunate enough to draw the 12th pick in a local 14-team league. Since there’s no penalty for turnovers, a bunch of QBs often come off the board in the first round. I knew going in that I wanted receivers with my first two picks, and that ...

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 ...

10 Players I Won’t Be Drafting For This Season

10 Players I Won't Be Drafting For This Season
Fellow FanDuel fantasy scribe and noted twitter junkie Chet Gresham (43,000 tweets and counting!) posted a terrific article on Tuesday that discussed seven on-the-radar players he wants on his team this season.  Vincent Jackson in a contract year?  I second that. While Chet’s article is certainly a must-read for the aspiring fantasy champion, it also ...

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 ...

2011 Fantasy Football: 8 Players Who Will Outperform their Average Draft Position

2011 Fantasy Football: 8 Players Who Will Outperform their Average Draft Position
When you sit down at your computer or in your uncle’s basement for your 2011 Fantasy Football draft, you will want to go into it with some kind of idea where players are being drafted and average draft position is our best chance to know that going in. There are plenty of ADP sites out ...