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 ...

Wednesday Matchups: Shields Goes For 4th Straight Complete Game

Wednesday Matchups: Shields Goes For 4th Straight Complete Game
Welcome to hump day in FanDuel City. You should celebrate by joining the FanDuel Insider Freeroll!!!! A fun time will be had by all, especially the winners! And not so much the losers, but it’s free! So stop your complaining! I’ve run out of exclamation points! Oh wait! Jamie Shields: I don’t love that he costs ...

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 ...

Tuesday Matchups: Gee! He Sure Is Good!

Tuesday Matchups: Gee! He Sure Is Good!
I hope y’all are having fun here at FanDuel and I hope my posts give you some players to look at for your teams. We are still in inter-league play so career matchup numbers are few and far between. So my bread and butter stats fell butter side down, but I’ve got a few morsels ...

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 ...

Bargain Bin: Wednesday, June 15

Bargain Bin: Wednesday, June 15
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 ...

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 ...

Wed Player Matchups: Mmm Bop Hanson To The Top!

Wed Player Matchups: Mmm Bop Hanson To The Top!
I guess the Miami Heat won yesterday. I didn’t watch. I’ve decided (decisioned?) that all Heat championships will be tainted with douchiness and therefore null and void. So let’s watch some baseball, which is always taint-free! Tommy Hanson: The Padres are the worst hitting team in the league and Hanson started off like a bat ...

Tuesdays With Cliff Lee

Tuesdays With Cliff Lee
I hope y’all had a great Memorial Day weekend! The FanDuel party bus didn’t stop, but if you did, it is time to jump back on board! Let’s see what we have in the way of matchups today. Cliff Lee: The Nationals have been the easiest team for FanDuel pitchers to face over the last ...

How important are hot streaks for hitters?

How important are hot streaks for hitters?
During my appearance on TribLIVE Radio’s fantasy show last week (you can hear the audio recording of it here), the topic of hot and cold players came up a few times. My general response was that I don’t put a whole lot of credence into hot and cold streaks because I don’t believe that a ...