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...