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 ...

Player Matchups: May 25th

Player Matchups: May 25th
Here are some matchups that aren’t bad. You should hurry!!! Mike Stanton: He’s hit Madison Bumgarner well in a small sample size going 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs. Kelly Johnson: He is 4 for 11 off Jason Hammel, but he has also struck out 5 times. We’ll see! Troy Tulowitzki: He ...

Fat Elvis has re-entered the building

Fat Elvis has re-entered the building
By Antonio D’Arcangelis There’s a semi-competitive 10-team, 7×7 (we have K/9 and CG as well as hits and OPS as the extra categories) mixed head-to-head league I’m in with a bunch of former New York State co-workers, and I’ve had a pretty nice run over the past few years (I won it twice when it was ...

Daily Player Matchups: Old McDonald Had A Harangatan EI, EI, Ohhh!

Daily Player Matchups: Old McDonald Had A Harangatan EI, EI, Ohhh!
The Monday MLB Single is all ready for you to win it! Here are some decent matchups to consider. P James McDonald/Aaron Harang: The chances of either of these guys getting shelled in Petco against the Padres/Pirates are slim. And since both are pretty cheap they’ll allow you to pick up some studs. Harang has ...

Daily Player Matchups: The Freak Against The Weak

Daily Player Matchups: The Freak Against The Weak
Here is my team for today’s $1500 Hit and Run. I actually like it quite a bit so I’m expecting to go negative for the day.  Good luck to all your teams unless they are against mine, and then, well, I fart in the general direction of your team. P Tim Lincecum: Tim has a ...

Injury Update: Tuesday, April 5

Injury Update: Tuesday, April 5
By Antonio D’Arcangelis In FanDuel’s daily format, it’s of utmost importance you stay informed on all the injuries around the league. Injuries pop up all the time, so this is not a comprehensive review,  but it should help you going forward into today’s Tuesday MLB Strikeout contest. With that entry fee at just $25 and $4,500 up for grabs, ...

Injury Update: Position Players

Injury Update: Position Players
By Antonio D’Arcangelis In FanDuel’s daily format, it’s especially important to stay on top of injuries around the league. Here’s an update of some key players with issues large and small. While it’s not a comprehensive review, it should point you toward some situations to monitor as we approach FanDuel’s $35K MLB Salary Cap head-to-head ...