Monday Night Musings: Gruden needs to clam up…or coach

Monday Night Musings: Gruden needs to clam up…or coach
By Antonio D’Arcangelis This column addresses some of the Monday-Tuesday fallout from Sunday’s games and provides some notes into the Monday night action. This week, I’m voicing my distaste for the drivel that comes out of Jon Gruden’s boisterous, overenthusiastic mouth, updating a few key injuries, and checking in on some of the game’s biggest ...

Monday Night Musings: Kudos to the Blockin’ Bears

Monday Night Musings: Kudos to the Blockin’ Bears
By Antonio D’Arcangelis This column addresses some of the Monday-Tuesday fallout from Sunday’s games and provides some notes into the Monday night action. This week we’ll talk about the rise of the Antonios, depth chart doings in Big D, and a sloppy Monday night game that showed off interesting trends. Mike Shanahan continues to confound ...

Stream Team: The Dust Settles

Stream Team: The Dust Settles
With the dust settling from a relatively active trading deadline, it’s now time to switch things into high gear and get ready for the stretch run. The Monday MVP and Single offers 11 games on the schedule, with several juicy pitching matchups for our Stream Team. Monday Ace: Trevor Cahill, OAK at SEA ($7,400). Cahill ...

Lucas Duda, Ground Balls, Power, and Daily Fantasy Baseball

Lucas Duda, Ground Balls, Power, and Daily Fantasy Baseball
Fly balls mean power. That makes sense intuitively, right? Can’t hit em out until you can hit em up. The average batting line on a fly ball is .213/.208/.554. On a ground ball, those numbers drop to .234/.234/.253. Or, another way to say it is, somewhere around zero percent of ground balls leave the park, ...

Stream Team: Navigating Trade Routes

Stream Team: Navigating Trade Routes
The Blue Jays brilliantly orchestrated two trades to end up with Colby Rasmus. The key player in those trades that wound up in St. Louis was Edwin Jackson, and he’s primed to make his first start with his new team on Friday. Does the AL-to-NL move put him on our Stream Team for the Daily ...

Bargain Bin: Wednesday, July 27

Bargain Bin: Wednesday, July 27
By Antonio D’Arcangelis If you dig around a bit, there are plenty of excellent bargain to be found on FanDuel. I’ve taken a lot of the hard work out of it for you, highlighting several players who are poised to provide great bang for your buck in Wednesday’s games. Whether you’re entered in one of ...

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 ...

Fantasy Football 2011: Third Year, Schmird Year

Fantasy Football 2011: Third Year, Schmird Year
As you prepare for your fantasy draft, you may hear a little bit of buzz surrounding the “third year WR” phenomenon, prompting you to elevate any WR entering his third year as a potential breakout star. I’m here to tell you two things: first, throw that theory out the window. While it’s true third-year players ...

KC’s Corner: How to have second half success

KC's Corner: How to have second half success
After last week’s shenanigans, I had to go back to FanDuel nation for another survey. It wasn’t really optional. So I pondered to myself, what could I ask them? I need something that allows them to express their creativity. I need something that is comical. I need something as epic as the U.S.A. Women’s collapse ...

Analyzing FanDuel’s Scoring System Change

Analyzing FanDuel's Scoring System Change
As regular daily league players know, FanDuel has recently changed its scoring system. Effective this past Thursday—the day after the All-Star break—FanDuel has decreased the value of a win for pitchers from 7 points to 5 points and has added HBP for hitters at a point a piece. Anecdotally, it doesn’t seem as though the ...