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 ...

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 ...

Meet the Week 12 DFBC Qualifier Winner: David Solomon

Meet the Week 12 DFBC Qualifier Winner: David Solomon
Week 12 of the Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship had the most hotly contested qualifier we’ve seen yet. When the dust settled, 31-year-old FanDuel vet David Solomon (known as nexus on the site) won by a slim 0.25 points. David, who is a delivery driver when he’s not winning major fantasy tournaments, was kind enough to ...

KCs Corner: DFBC Dreaming

KCs Corner: DFBC Dreaming
Hello again all. I hope this article finds you all in great spirits, but if your recent daily fantasy performance has been anything similar to mine, it most certainly does not. I’ve been mired in what seems like a forever-long slump, and I’ve been searching for a way out of this deep dark place. This ...

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 ...

Stream Team: Deadline Dilemmas

Stream Team: Deadline Dilemmas
The trade deadline almost upon Major League baseball, and you may think “So what?” While it’s true FanDuel competitions are daily leagues, meaning you know just how much money you’ve won in tournaments like the Monday MVP by the end of the day, a trade could still send ripple effects through your lineup. Here on ...