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 ...

Fantasy Baseball: Whose Hitting Is Heating Up?

Fantasy Baseball: Whose Hitting Is Heating Up?
I love looking at small sample sizes! (Get your mind out of the gutter!) So I was perusing the monthly and weekly stats and thought I’d take a look at guys who have been lighting up the ball park Roy Hobbs style! Some of these dudes might be able to help you in your duels ...

FanDuel Average Point Leaders

FanDuel Average Point Leaders
I thought I would take a look at the best FanDuel point leaders in the last 15 days and who they face today. That number by their name is their average FanDuel points. The higher it is, the more points they average. It’s all very complicated. Wait! Before you look at the dudes hitting the ...

Friday Matchups: Let Your Freak Flag Fly

Friday Matchups: Let Your Freak Flag Fly
We have interleague play and a lot of young pitchers going today so there isn’t much historical data to sift through and there are a lot of new matchups which often leads to odd results. It should be a fun weekend in FanDuel land. Tim Lincecum: The Freak has faced the A’s 6 times and ...

Tuesday Player Matchups: Jair Is On Fire!

Tuesday Player Matchups: Jair Is On Fire!
Jair Jurrjens: He is 8-2 with a 1.82 ERA. That’s, how do you say, good? And he is also only 7,500 Fan Duel dollars! He’s pitching at home where he has won all his starts and has a 1.50 ERA.  I’m starting him in the MLB Line Drive. Bud Norris: Norris had a no hitter ...

Doc Halladay Is Your Daisy: Matchups For April 13th

Doc Halladay Is Your Daisy: Matchups For April 13th
I’ve been running out aces or close to aces this season, which means I usually have to skimp elsewhere. For today’s $4K MLB Home Run I’m going to skimp on the pitching and see how that treats me. I’m guessing poorly since Roy Hobbs Halladay will probably throw a no-no. P Carlos Zambrano: Big Z ...

NOPE, YUP and MAYBE: Weekend Edition (April 9-10)

NOPE, YUP and MAYBE: Weekend Edition (April 9-10)
By Antonio D’Arcangelis Nope, Yup and Maybe attempts to isolate the good selections, bad selections and possible breakouts versus stud pitchers based on previous batter-versus-pitcher data. On April 9 and 10, a few of the most feared pitchers in baseball take the mound for their respective teams. In preparing for FanDuel’s Saturday and Sunday games (the $4K Saturday ...

5 Underrated April Mashers

5 Underrated April Mashers
There’s no feasible way to predict the next Chris Shelton, who, you may recall, hit an obscene 10 home runs in April of 2006. But it is possible to target guys who enjoy the month of April a little more than others. And this is critical when you’re playing in a contest like the FanDuel ...