FANTASY PLAYS: Watch for wacky in last 2 weeks of season

Week 17 typically plays out as one of the more bizarre weeks in the NFL with some intense playoff battles, some teams giving up early and others resting their stars to get a look at some younger talen...

FANTASY PLAYS: Pats-Steelers a strong potential daily stack

The last few weeks of the NFL season can be a wild ride, particularly as playoff races heat up and bad weather becomes a potential factor in the Northeast and Midwest. The main slate...

FANTASY PLAYS: Injuries mean good pricing for backup RBs

With so many season-long leagues shifting to their playoffs, lots of fantasy players are turning toward daily game — especially if they're no longer contending for the title. And key...

FANTASY PLAYS: NFL crunch time creates shifts in daily game

The crescendo of the fantasy football season also marks a shift across the NFL landscape that starts this week. Teams learn they'll be in or out of the playoffs, others manage injuri...

FANTASY PLAYS: Digging into implied totals for daily lineups

It's almost time for reflection in season-long fantasy leagues, but not in daily. As the playoff races heat up, so do the prize pools in daily fantasy and we can still gain an edge b...

FANTASY PLAYS: Lineup decisions based on opponent tendencies

Through 10 weeks of the NFL season we now have a better idea of the strengths and weaknesses of NFL teams and their defensive identities. While NFL head coaches game plan how to expl...

FANTASY PLAYS: Finding low-owned players in daily leagues

The Rams and Saints again showed the value of stacking lineups in daily fantasy football contests as they erupted Sunday for 80 total points and more than 280 fantasy points in point-per-reception lea...

FANTASY PLAYS: Raiders, Rams offer attractive daily stacks

Guaranteed prize pool tournaments on FanDuel and DraftKings have become a strategic focus for daily fantasy players at the same time the NFL becomes more of a passing league. With sc...

FANTASY PLAYS: Targeting Niners-Chargers and Colts-Texans

For the third straight week this NFL season, game stacking — playing three or more players from the same game — was an effective way to win daily fantasy tournaments. The logic is th...

FANTASY PLAYS: Saints-Falcons, SF-KC stacks for Week 3

Week 2 was another high scoring slate in the NFL and another week when daily fantasy sports contests were won by rostering the passing attack from just a handful of games. Chiefs qua...

FANTASY PLAYS: 49ers-Lions an attractive high-scoring stack

With all the excitement around the NFL last weekend, it was one high-scoring Saints-Buccaneers game that brought home all the money in daily fantasy contests. Tampa Bay quarterback R...

FANTASY PLAYS: Judging the quality of targets for wideouts

While volume is the most integral part to measuring a wide receiver's fantasy value, the quality of each opportunity matters along with the quantity of opportunities. Measuring the q...

FANTASY PLAYS: Hard hit balls, fly balls show clues to HRs

It's no surprise that power for hitters is the result of hard-hit aerial contact. And as a player's hard-hit percentage rises, we see rises in their isolated power (ISO) and home run to fly ball (HR/F...

FANTASY PLAYS: Swinging for fences in MLB daily tournaments

Understanding the skill sets of players and how it impacts their range of outcomes is an important factor in deciding how they may be best suited for various game formats. In head-to...

FANTASY PLAYS: How velocity plays into daily pitching value

One of the biggest drivers of a pitcher's ability to rack up swinging strikes — and ultimately strikeouts — is velocity. Every pitcher has swings in speed throughout the season that can have meaningfu...