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: 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: 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: 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. ...