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Week 6 DraftKings Player Highlights

Andre Johnson is one of this week's highlights on the DraftKings Player Value list

Andre Johnson is one of this week’s highlights on the DraftKings Player Value list


As they did with their draft wizard and draft simulator, our friends at FantasyPros have come up with yet another AWESOME tool to help us fantasy football addicts — and this time, it’s for the degenerates!

 

Using FantasyPros’ brand-new Salary Cap Analysis tool, I generated a list of the best value plays on DraftKings this weekend using my Week 6 Rankings, but if you’re short on time…here are your Week 6 DraftKings highlights:

 
(If you don’t have a DraftKings, you can sign up for one here and get a special deposit bonus)
 

 

Week 6 FanDuel Player Highlights

Vincent Brown is one of this week's highlights on the FanDuel Player Value list

Vincent Brown is one of this week’s highlights on the FanDuel Player Value list


As they did with their draft wizard and draft simulator, our friends at FantasyPros have come up with yet another AWESOME tool to help us fantasy football addicts — and this time, it’s for the degenerates!

 

Using FantasyPros’ brand-new Salary Cap Analysis tool, I generated a list of the best value plays on FanDuel this weekend using my Week 6 Rankings, but if you’re short on time…here are your Week 6 FanDuelPlayer highlights:

 
If you don’t have a FanDuel, you can sign up for one here and get a special deposit bonus.
 

 

Week 6 FanDuel Player Values

According to FantasyPros' new player value tool, Josh Gordon is one of the best value plays on FanDuel this weekend

According to FantasyPros’ new player value tool, Josh Gordon is one of the best value plays on FanDuel this weekend


As they did with their draft wizard and draft simulator, our friends at FantasyPros have come up with yet another AWESOME tool to help us fantasy football addicts — and this time, it’s for the degenerates!

 

Using FantasyPros’ brand-new Salary Cap Analysis tool, I’ve generated the best value plays on FanDuel this weekend using my Week 6 Rankings.

 

I have similar posts up for DraftStreet and DraftKingsif you play on those sites more, but here are the best Week 6 Player Values on FanDuel!
 
(If you don’t have a FanDuel, you can sign up for one here and get a special deposit bonus)
 
 

 

Week 6 “Beat TraderX” Daily Fantasy Football Leagues

Do you dare...?

Do you dare…?


Each and every week, I’ll be setting-up head-to-head contests on various daily sites so that you all can come take me on and see if you can take my money. Each league I’ll be setting-up is a $2 winner-take-all head-to-head challenge (if you guys wanna up the ante and make them $5 or $10 leagues next week, just let me know and I can switch it up for next week) and will start with the 1 PM Sunday games.
 
Since I know you guys play on nine million different daily fantasy sports sites, I’m setting up some head-to-head matchups on some of the major daily gaming sites that I play on (FanDuel and DraftDay for this week) so I don’t leave anyone out. (I’ve also included links below for each site that’ll give you a nice little deposit bonus if you haven’t signed up for any of them yet). These are all first-come, first-serve so hurry up and sign up before these leagues fill! (please only enter one league so other folks have a chance to play too)
 
FanDuel

If you don’t have a FanDuel account you can sign up for one here and get a deposit bonus.
 

 

DraftDay
 
If you don’t have a DraftDay account you can sign up for one here and get a deposit bonus.
 

 

DraftStreet Championship Qualifier

ds-main-logoIf you’ve been hearing about this newfangled “Daily Fantasy Sports” thing on Twitter or on the radio, but have been too skeptical to try…here’s your chance!

 

Our friends over at DraftStreet are running a Week 6 Qualifier for a chance to play in their upcoming Championship that offers $2.5 Million in prizes and a trip to Vegas.
 

Once you’re registered for the game, you’ll get $100,000 to use as your salary cap and need to build a team of 2 QBs, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 2 Flex spots, and a defense.

 

This is a one-week contestand starts at 1 PM ET this weekend so make sure you get your lineups in!

 

PS – I’ll be playing in the qualifer too in case the chance to beat me adds some extra incentive for you!
 

Week 3: “Beat TraderX” Daily Fantasy Football Leagues

Trent Richardson was the subject of a lot of fantasy football talk this week, but do you dare start him in a daily matchup this weekend?

Trent Richardson was the subject of a lot of fantasy football talk this week, but do you dare start him in a daily matchup this weekend?

Each and every week, I’ll be setting-up head-to-head contests on various daily sites so that you all can come take me on and see if you can take my money. Each league I’ll be setting-up is a $2 winner-take-all head-to-head challenge (if you guys wanna up the ante and make them $5 or $10 leagues next week, just let me know and I can switch it up for Week Four) and will start with the 1 PM Sunday games.
 
Since I know you guys play on nine million different daily fantasy sports sites, I’m setting up five head-to-head matchups on each of the three major daily gaming sites that I play on (DraftStreet, FanDuel, and DraftDay) so I don’t leave anyone out. (I’ve also included links below for each site that’ll give you a nice little deposit bonus if you haven’t signed up for any of them yet). These are all first-come, first-serve so hurry up and sign up before these leagues fill!
 
DraftStreet

If you don’t have a DraftStreet account you can sign up for one here and get a deposit bonus.
 
(The password for each league is “nick”)
 

 
FanDuel

If you don’t have a FanDuel account you can sign up for one here and get a deposit bonus.
 

 

DraftDay

If you don’t have a DraftDay account you can sign up for one here and get a deposit bonus.
 

 

Week 2 Freeroll on DraftStreet

ds-main-logoIf you’ve been hearing about this newfangled “Daily Fantasy Sports” thing on Twitter or on the radio, but have been too skeptical to try…here’s your chance!

 

Our friends over at DraftStreet are running a Week 2 Freeroll (keyword: FREE) over at their site that is going to pay-out over 100 spots (1st gets $100, 2nd gets $75, 3rd gets $60 and so on and so on). Basically, all you need to do is click the link in the last sentence, sign up for an account at DraftStreet (it’s free and you don’t have to give any credit card information if you don’t want to deposit money yet), and then you get to pick your team for this weekend using a salary cap.

 

Once you’re registered for the game, you’ll get $100,000 to use as your salary cap and need to build a team of 2 QBs, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 2 Flex spots, and a defense (for reference, Aaron Rodgers is the most expensive player at $20K so you’ll have to build your team wisely).

 

This is a one-week contest (we’ll have some more as the season goes on) and starts at 1 PM ET this weekend so make sure you get your lineups in for a chance to win some FREE money!

 

PS – I’ll be playing in the freeroll too in case the chance to beat me adds some extra incentive for you!
 

“Beat TraderX” Week 1 Daily Fantasy Football Leagues

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Each and every week, I’ll be setting-up head-to-head contests on various daily sites so that you all can come take me on and see if you can take my money. Each league I’ll be setting-up is a $2 winner-take-all head-to-head challenge (if you guys wanna up the ante and make them $5 or $10 leagues next week, just let me know and I can switch it up for Week Two) and will start with the 1 PM Sunday games.

Since I know you guys play on nine million different daily fantasy sports sites, I’m setting up five head-to-head matchups on each of the three major daily gaming sites that I play on (DraftStreet, FanDuel, and DraftDay) so I don’t leave anyone out. (I’ve also included links below for each site that’ll give you a nice little deposit bonus if you haven’t signed up for any of them yet). These are all first-come, first-serve so hurry up and sign up before these leagues fill!

DraftStreet

If you don’t have a DraftStreet account you can sign up for one here and get a deposit bonus.

(The password for each league is “nick”)

 

FanDuel

If you don’t have a FanDuel account you can sign up for one here and get a deposit bonus.

 

DraftDay

If you don’t have a DraftDay account you can sign up for one here and get a deposit bonus.

 

Fantasy Baseball: Daily Notes for Monday, June 10th

Daniel Murphy is already only one home run shy of his 2012 total

Daniel Murphy is already only one home run shy of his 2012 total

Welcome to our Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes! Just like last year, I’ll be combing over box scores and scouring local beat writers’ reports each morning to help ensure  you have all the information you need in order to make the right decisions for your fantasy baseball lineup. So make sure you check back at this very spot for Hot/Cold Streaks, Injury News, Closer Updates, Daily Stats, and more so that you can stay one step ahead of the rest of your league!
 
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5 Good Nights, 5 Bad Nights

It’s a fact of life that every baseball player goes through hot and cold streaks. It’s important not to let those streaks influence a player’s fantasy baseball value too much, but it is important to be aware of how a player is doing within a short period of time (a seven-day sorter is always a good tool to use). A player’s short-term numbers can be the difference between winning and losing in daily games, and it can also make a huge difference in year-long leagues. For instance, if you can keep finding the second basemen on hot streaks and dropping them for another streaking second basemen once they get cold, you can piece together a very useful middle infielder-by-committee for your roto team. So before we get to today’s games, let’s take a spin through last night’s box scores to identify who had a good night and who had a bad night on Sunday, June 9th.
 
5 Good Nights

  • Dan Uggla: 2-2, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI
  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia: 2-4,  2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI
  • Daniel Murphy: 2-3, R, HR, 2 RBI, 1 steal
  • Jordan Zimmerman: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 Ks, W
  • Luis Mendoza: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 Ks

 

Honorable Mention: Matt Carpenter, Anthony Rendon, Ian Desmond, Freddie Freeman, Matt Holliday, Adam Lind, David Ortiz, Don Kelly, Cody Ransom, Carlos Gonzalez, Jay Bruce, Adam LaRoche, Dexter Fowler, Marco Scutaro, Brett Gardner, Jon Jay, Edwin Jackson, Kyle Lohse, A.J. Griffin, Felix Hernandez, Lucas Harrell, Hector Santiago, Jonathon Niese, Chad Gaudin, Bronson Arroyo, David Phelps, Mike Minor, Jose Alvarez, Jeff Locke,
 
5 Bad Nights

  • Luke Gregerson: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, K
  • Matt Moore: 5.0 IP, 12 H, 8 ER, BB, 6 Ks
  • Bobby Parnell: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 Ks
  • Josh Hamilton: 0-5
  • Mark Teixeira: 0-5

 

Dishonorable Mention: Justin Morneau, Ryan Doumit, Clete Thomas, Chris Davis, Allen Craig, Jurickson Profar, Koji Uehara, Joe Blanton, Scott Diamond, Tyler Skaggs, Justin Grimm, Lance Lynn, Jonathan Pettibone, Clayton Richard, Josh Johnson, Justin Masterson
 
Daily Grab Bag

Check back here for daily updates on injuries, closer battles, player news, and anything else that might affect your fantasy baseball team.
 

  • Jim Henderson was activated from the DL, but it looks like he may not close for a week or so as the Brewers are trying to get Francisco Rodriguez his 300th career save.
  •  Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) will not be activated from the DL today as originally expected, but he should rejoin the Marlins mid-week.
  • Pablo Sandoval is awaiting MRI results on his strained foot and it looks like a trip to the disabled list may very well be in his future.
  • Alexi Ogando has been placed on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation.
  • Clay Buchholz left Saturday’s start with tightness in his neck and while he’s expected to make his next start, I’ve also heard rumblings that he may hit the DL.
  • After hitting .161 for the first two months or the season, Ike Davis was sent down to the minors yesterday and is droppable in all but the very deepest of leagues.

 

3 Up, 3 Down, and Throwing Darts

Starting and sitting the right pitchers on a day-to-day basis is often the lynchpin of winning any fantasy baseball league – roto, head-to-head, daily, and otherwise. In order to give you some help picking your pitchers for today, I’ve gone through all of the stats that I could (pitchers’ career numbers vs. certain hitters and lineups, home/road splits, lefty/righty splits, etc) and have made nine recommendations. I’m not going to proclaim that I’ll get these 100% correct all season, but anyone that does should be sitting on an island that they own in the Pacific – not writing fantasy baseball articles. The goal here is to play the odds the entire season and slowly build your “win” percentage closer to 100% than to 50%.
 
Here are today’s recommendations with, 3 Up (three pitchers you shouldn’t think of sitting), 3 Down (three pitchers with some warning flags for today), and Throwing Darts (three pitchers that I’ll be taking a flier on):
 
3 Up

Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Houston Astros

Clayton Kershaw vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Jered Weaver at Baltimore Orioles
 
3 Down

Scott Kazmir at Texas Rangers

Wade Miley at Los Angeles Dodgers

Jeremy Guthrie vs. Detroit Tigers
 
Throwing Darts

John Lackey at Tampa Bay Rays

Dylan Axelrod vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Ricky Nolasco vs. Milwaukee Brewers
 
Swings and Misses

A hitter’s career numbers against a pitcher don’t always tell the whole story, but it can be informative if used correctly. I’m of the opinion that some information is better than none, and while there are other pieces to the puzzle of setting your daily lineup (splits, weather, etc.), I think a hitter’s career numbers against a pitcher can be very indicative of future success or failure. Some guys just own certain pitchers, and vice versa. As such, I’ve gone through today’s matchups and picked the best (and worst) matchups I could find. Anything less than 10-12 career at-bats is a relatively small sample-size (so take those with a grain of salt), but sometimes that’s all that is available.
 
Swings

  • Paul Konerko is 4-for-11 with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, R.A. Dickey.
  • Josh  Hamilton is 4-for-12 with three home runs in his career against today’s starter, Freddy Garcia.
  • Colby Rasmus is 4-for-6 with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Dylan Axelrod.

 

Misses
  • Mark Trumbo is 1-for-9 in his career against today’s starter, Freddy Garcia.
  • Matt Wieters is 2-for-13 in his career against today’s starter, Jered Weaver.
  • Paul Goldschmidt is 2-for-17 in his career against today’s starter, Clayton Kershaw.

 

If you have any questions, comments, complaints, or have a suggestion on a feature you’d like to see covered in these daily reports, please contact me @FantasyTrade411 or email me at FantasyTrade411@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to respond.

 

FanDuel DFBC Qualifier

Come play tonight's DFBC qualifier for a chance to win $1 Million!

Come play Friday’s DFBC qualifier for a chance to win $200K and a trip to Vegas!

Are you ready for the biggest Fantasy Baseball contest of all-time? Our daily fantasy partner, FanDuel, has put together the Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship (DFBC) that will offer over $1 Million in guaranteed cash prizes and a trip to Las Vegas for the 45 finalists of the contest!
 
How Do You Enter?

Tonight’s tournament starts in less than two hours and all you have to do is enter by clicking here: DFBC 2013. You can enter the qualifying tournament for $10 (so don’t be a cheapskate!).
 
What Can You Win?

FanDuel is guaranteeing a prize pool of $1 Million and the winner of the DFBC will get a cold $200,000 (Second Place gets $50,000 and Third Place gets $35,000)! Cash prizes are awarded to the top 45 finishers so you could still win $2,500 even if you finish 45th.
 
In addition to all the great cash prizes, the 45 finalists will win:
 

  • One plane ticket to Las Vegas
  • One limo ride from the airport to the Palazzo Hotel and Casino
  • Two nights in a suite at the Palazzo
  • Friday night cocktail party with all the other winners
  • An amazing Saturday night of fantasy baseball at Lagasse’s Stadium

 
Not a bad deal, huh? I’ll be playing too and hopefully we’ll see each other in Vegas! And if you missed it before, you can enter here: DFBC 2013.

 

As always, please feel free to let me know if you have any questions!