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: Cub, My Enthusiasm

Stream Team: Cub, My Enthusiasm
There’s no doubt that many of today’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship contestants will be selecting the $9,800 Roy Halladay as their pitcher and trying to get by with a patchwork offense. And why not? Halladay’s 17.1 FanDuel PPG score is the best in the league in the first half of the season, and he’s coming ...

How important are batter/pitcher matchups? (Part 1)

How important are batter/pitcher matchups? (Part 1)
This past month, I examined one of the most common myths of evaluating fantasy players on a daily basis: streaks. I found that, for the most part, streaks have little-to-no predictive value. Over the next two weeks, I’m going to tackle another myth: batter/pitcher matchups. It’s common practice for daily league players and even television ...

2011 MLB All-Scrub Team

2011 MLB All-Scrub Team
It’s fun to argue about who did and didn’t deserve to be voted on the All-Star team each year. Fantasy baseball competitors often find themselves backing some of their own players as All-Star snubs. More often than that, owners lament the the players that have dug a massive hole in the standings. These are the ...

Mid-season MLB awards

Mid-season MLB awards
With the season half-way through, it’s time to take a look at the best and worst players – and all the surprises – of the first half. American League Biggest surprise bat: Curtis Granderson Granderson finished 2010 on a torrid pace, but nobody expected him to hit 23 HRs by the All-Star break. His .274 ...

Stream Team: All-Star Streamer

Stream Team: All-Star Streamer
The Monday MVP and Single puts everything on the table, meaning we have an entire league of starting pitchers to choose from for our Stream Team. Before we get started, the Stream Team would like to give a shout out to regular streamer Ryan Vogelsong for his All-Star bid. He’s been getting it done for ...

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 ...

Stream Team: Weekend Warriors and Weekday Picks

Stream Team: Weekend Warriors and Weekday Picks
Our featured picks for the weekend included Tim Stauffer (7 IP, 2 ER, 9 K, Win), Jair Jurrjens (6 IP, 1 ER, 2 K, Win) and Roy Halladay (9 IP, 1 ER, 4 K, Win). Three wins? You’re welcome. We also suggested Cory Luebke, who allowed one hit in five shutout innings during his first ...

Five worm-burning starters you should target

Five worm-burning starters you should target
By Antonio D’Arcangelis Earlier this week, I wrote a piece on six pitchers poised for a summer turnaround. But they’re not the only guys you should be targeting in mid-season trades. Here are five more starting pitchers – all with ground ball rates of at least 50 percent – who could give you a huge ...

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 ...