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...

FANTASY PLAYS: Fading pitchers who allow fly balls

Power drives upside in daily fantasy baseball. While home runs are difficult to project on a daily basis, we can target hitters in matchups against pitchers who allow hard-hit aerial contact. ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Bullpen trades have big effect on daily game

The trade deadline is right around the corner in Major League Baseball and with roster turnover comes opportunity in daily fantasy. Two things happen every trade deadline: The good teams get better an...

FANTASY PLAYS: Parks affect values for daily pitchers on Ks

It's common in fantasy baseball to factor parks in when helping value players. Lorenzo Cain saw a boost in value in season-long leagues because moving from Kansas City to Milwaukee was expected to boo...

FANTASY PLAYS: Bullpen quality changes when ahead or behind

It's important to consider the opposing bullpen when selecting hitters in daily fantasy leagues, both the quality of the team's bullpen as a whole and the differences in quality between its individual...

FANTASY PLAYS: Advanced data helps ID hitters that got lucky

With the advent of more sophisticated batted ball data, such as exit velocity and launch angle, it's easier now than ever before to dig into the validity of early season performances. ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Fading pitchers and catchers for daily steals

When Tyler Glasnow made his season debut last year against Cincinnati, it seemed like a bad spot to take Reds hitters for daily fantasy lineups. Glasnow was highly talented and the Reds were getting a...

FANTASY PLAYS: For daily pitchers, look at swinging strikes

Strikeouts are king in daily fantasy baseball. While using career strikeout rates for pitchers and opposing hitters is a good way to identify high strikeout potential matchups, we also want to find wa...

FANTASY PLAYS: Luck in hitting slumps; Spieth in Dallas

As the calendar turns to May, differentiating extended slumps from skill deterioration becomes an integral part of fantasy baseball. In daily fantasy, price tags often move with perf...

FANTASY PLAYS: Real vs fake pitching starts, golf outlook

It's critical in all formats of fantasy baseball to be able to identify and evaluate hot starts by pitchers to determine which performances are real, and which ones are going to go up in a puff of smo...