Week 10 Discount Diving for FanDuel and Rankings

Nov 06

Week 10 Discount Diving for FanDuel and Rankings

It certainly felt great to get back in the win column on FanDuel in a big way last week after a successful sample lineup, and discount diving post. Hitting on Ryan Tannehill, Jeremy Hill, and getting a decent performance from Rueben Randle helped lead three entries with this lineup to payout and scoring 131 points. Once again, I stress I don’t write this as much for Tournament entires, although I am sure you could use it, but more for the 50/50 contests. Last week I submitted more than three lineups for the first time this season with relative success. I will try the same this week, but post my favorite lineup for you to observe or try out if you like. I wish everyone luck this week, especially with the bye week and be sure to check out my Rankings as well posted below. They WILL be getting updated throughout the week, so not final, they are close. Quarterback: Matt Ryan, Atlanta at Tampa Bay Last week we nailed it with Tannehill so let’s go for a repeat shall we? Tampa Bay has given up the 5th most Fantasy points in the NFL this season. Ryan is rested, and his two star receivers should be primed and ready to shred this porous secondary. At the cost of $7,800 you can’t go wrong in snagging my 5th ranked QB this week. Projected FanDuel Points: 19 points   NOTE: Thursday Night Match  Running Back: Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati vs Cleveland  Hill is a repeat offender this week appearing in my Discount Diving column. Although he isn’t as cheap as last week, he is still “Affordable” and should have no real issues producing tonight against Cleveland’s defense. They are ranked 30th against the run and he will get the bulk of the carries once again this week. For $6,900 and his projected output sneak him in your lineups tonight!! If you can…Projected FanDuel Points: 15.7 In case you missed Thursday Night Running Back: Justin Forsett, Baltimore vs Tennessee Forsett has managed to produce even with minimal carries. This week he faces a defense that is ranked 27th against the run. Baltimore should have possesion time advantage, and that means Forsett should get enough touches...

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Week 9 Discount Diving with FanDuel Cheat Sheet and Rankings

Nov 01

Week 9 Discount Diving with FanDuel Cheat Sheet and Rankings

Playoffs are on the horizon for seasonal owners, but for those of us who play Daily Fantasy Football it is another week to go discount diving and try to make some moolah! As you have to do when you write posts like this you have to look at the calls in your previous week and see how you did. Well, we can say the calls were not very good, especially with Michael Floyd and his zero which will live in infamy. If you utilized my sample lineup you may have still cashed out thanks to the Miami defense, Jeremy Maclin and Carson Palmer.  It was such a high scoring week that if you played in tournaments, or even some 50/50’s you may have missed out on money, thanks to Floyd. Either way, I ended up cashing out in all but two tournaments and hope you found a way to make money too. It also gets to the point of this post where I am primarily trying to give you a value pick for each position every week. The sample lineup shows what sort of players you can build around your discounts. You likely shouldn’t play every single player I name but perhaps a couple for penny-pinching those lineups each week. The most hyped game this week will be New England versus Denver, and with two of the best quarterbacks in the league going head to head it fits the bill. However, there are reports of extreme cold, and icky weather flowing in. History shows that Peyton Manning doesn’t always play well in extreme conditions (Does anyone though?) so keep that in mind if you were hoping to stack players from this game. This week I am going to roll with the cardinal rule by many DFS experts and stack a quarterback and receiver in my lineups. It seems to work, and hoping a few discount players being mixed in will allow me to do so. Keep an eye on injuries and value too. With the news yesterday of Giovani Bernard missing this week Jeremy Hill is now an easy discount target and should produce like a top 12 back. Finally, I will be adding my Rankings from Fantasy Pros each week. I may eventually get...

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Daily Fantasy Football: Discount Diving Week 8 and FanDuel Cheat Sheet

Oct 25

Daily Fantasy Football: Discount Diving Week 8 and FanDuel Cheat Sheet

This week’s Discount Diving will be short and sweet. I apologize for the lack of some of the standard information, but there have been an over-abundant amount of interruptions, distractions and unique situations this week my free time to write and research was minimal. Thankful for Grandparents I am able to sneak away for a while and hopefully help all of you. The hardest part about writing about Daily Fantasy Sports, and playing it for that matter is losing. Admitting you are a loser is even more difficult. Well my Week 6 lineups were simply put…..atrocious. My lineup last week left me finishing 12th out of 20, or worse in many contests. Also a solid finish of 28, 563  out of 28,735 entrants with one of my Brian Hoyer lineups well….. Disgusting. I did hit on a few of my bargains last week though Andre Ellington and Larry Donnell performed well enough. Hoyer, Ben Tate and James Jones were in all of my lineups and they stunk. So, if you had a rough Week 5 and Week 6 like I did, you are aching for a rebound as much as I am. Strangely, you may have heard the saying that it is impossible to do well in your seasonal leagues AND Daily Leagues. So far, that seems to be accurate. I am doing very well in my seasonal leagues and struggling in Daily. Not this week though. NOT THIS WEEK! Good luck everyone. WEEK 8 Discount Diving for FanDuel Quarterback: Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota at Tampa Bay There is no denying that the Tampa defense is about as bad as it gets. If Bridgewater can somehow bounce back and put together a performance like his introduction in Atlanta and you will have the definition of a bargain. I feel sketchy going with a bargain at Quarterback after this week, but will try with my guy Teddy this week. Costing $5,400 is a nifty price-tag. Project FanDuel Points: 16 Running Back: Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota at Tampa Bay I guess I am promoting a stack this week for Bargain picks. McKinnon shredded one of the best run defenese last week. Once again, this week he is looking at the porous Tampa Bay defense, and I am slightly shocked at...

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Daily Fantasy Football: Week 7 Discount Diving and FanDuel Cheatsheet

Oct 18

Daily Fantasy Football: Week 7 Discount Diving and FanDuel Cheatsheet

The Thursday night games are over, and what was a surprisingly exciting game leaves with plenty of games, and Daily Fantasy options in this weeks Discount Diving. This week I am spending most of my money on a Quarterback, I will of course list value players for each position like usual so if you want to go cheap on a quarterback, there are some very good options this week. It is hard to believe the Fantasy Football season is nearly half over, and for some of us the “season” is already over. That is of course where the beauty of Daily Fantasy Leagues lies. You are still alive each and every week. Perhaps you win money this week, you could lose the next week and the week after that, but you could win again. Your season is never done until the end of the season. So if you haven’t played yet, get on board. Use my lineups, discount diving options, or don’t. Ether way you really should try it. There are so many options besides FanDuel too. SKYLLZONE.com is my latest favorite, and utilizes a snake draft format. Not to mention you draft against nine computers. It is also free. Try it now, before kickoff! It takes minutes to draft, and once again, it is free so no excuses. Week 7 Discount Diving for FanDuel Quarterback: Brian Hoyer, Cleveland at Jacksonville Hoyer comes in at a nice price-tag of $6,400 . Jacksonville happens to have a very weak secondary. They don’t force turnovers, and they allow touchdowns. Cleveland will be running with Ben Tate and Isaiah Crowell plenty, but Hoyer has been a lock for 200 plus passing yards and at least one touchdown. I look for that to continue the week. Projected FanDuel Points: 16.3 Running Back: Andre Ellington, Arizona at Oakland Here is another case of fantastic matchup, and fantastic price. I typically focus on 50/50 leagues, or head to head matches so Ellington is a lock for one of my Running Back spots. Projections, are projections, but Ellington is projected to be the 7th best back this week, and he comes in at $7,100. A safe, and cheap bet. Another value option projected to be in top 10 is Ben Tate. Projected FanDuel...

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Daily Fantasy Football: Week 6 Discount Diving and FanDuel Cheat Sheet

Oct 04

Daily Fantasy Football: Week 6 Discount Diving and FanDuel Cheat Sheet

Another few days of Football is upon us, and with it another chance to get some winning Daily Fantasy Football lineups. After missing a post last week (I do apologize, and hope I helped those who asked on Twitter) I am back and hoping to help you all find a few of those discounted value plays that can help fill out your roster. A reminder that I am not talking about High stakes contests, or huge tournaments although I would likely roll this lineup out in some larger ones if I could. There are plenty of great daily sites besides Fanduel to play on, including the one David Gonos and I actively participate in every week SKYLLZONE.COM. If you are interested in trying it out you definitely should and best of all….IT IS FREE! You have nothing to lose but five to ten minutes of your time. Ok, let’s get into the Discount Diving. Week 6 Discount Diving Quarterback: Blake Bortles, Jacksonville vs Pittsburgh– Bortles doesn’t have an easy matchup this week, but his cost of $6,400 on FanDuel this week makes him an appealing play if you feel like discounting the QB position. He has put up 22 and 18.4 points in his last 2 starts, so banking on 15 plus points this week isn’t far-fetched. Projected FanDuel Points: 16.4 Running Back: Rashad Jennings, New York Giants vs Atlanta- In a way Jennings terrible week 4 is good for discount divers this week. He faces the Falcons defense which has let running backs destroy them all season. Jennings is the horse for the Ginats, and if there is any week you must start him, it is this week. Plus he comes in at a snug little $7,200. For a likely top 5 back this week, I love it. Projected FanDuel Points: 17.2 Wide Receiver: Allen Robinson, Jacksonville vs Pittsburgh- This is a player who can have a very nice week, or he could get you less than 10 points. With Cecil Shorts out, Robinson will continue to be a Bortles favorite underneath. Pittsburgh has allowed nearly 450 yards in the last two weeks. For $6,000 Robinson is worth the shot for your WR3. Projected FanDuel Points: 9.3  Tight End: Travis Kelce, Kansas...

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Interrogate the Industry No. 14: Michael Rathburn

Oct 03

Interrogate the Industry No. 14: Michael Rathburn

With a few illnesses, technical issues and an all time awful week in the Meyers’ household, I still was able to squeeze a few questions out of Michael Rathburn (@FantasyRath). Michael himself is a busy fellow, and keeps occupied  at the sites www.rotowire.com/daily, and www.dailyfantasysportsnetwork.com. Be sure to follow his work, ESPECIALLY if you partake in DFS. Life, my home squad Minnesota Vikings, and being sick helped drain every ounce of my being and positivity this week, so I may just try to keep this weeks post short and sweet. Like most Vikings fans I wished the last time we saw Christian Ponder was in 2012. When things tend to go rotten it usually isn’t one simple thing, it tends to pile up almost as if someone is watching you and laughing hysterically in their yoga pants and devouring a bowl of ice cream. Obviously, this isn’t reality but for someone who loves great television, books and Fantasy Sports you could see why I would imagine that. Fantasy sports is still and will always be near and dear to my heart, but it make take a backseat more frequently now then ever. Sometimes it takes a punch to the kidneys to realize what is truly important. Enough life lessons from me, let’s get to the interrogation shall we? 1. Everyone got their Fantasy Industry start somewhere. Talk about yours as brief or detailed as you like. If possible include ups and downs, others in the industry who helped? After playing fantasy sports since 94 and coming in the top 3 most of the time, I started my own site called “Around The Cooler” in 2010, which focused on minor league prospects from a fantasy baseball perspective. No one was doing it at the time and I started to gain a following. Also Twitter started to get popular around that time and I was making a lot of connections there. I eventually ended up with Rotoexperts in September of 2010 which led to me getting a lot of industry exposure. Scott Engel helped me advance my career in fantasy sports by giving me a platform and opening doors. I ended up working for Daily Joust in January 2012 which was one of...

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Interrogate the Industry No. 13: Jennifer Millman

Sep 25

Interrogate the Industry No. 13: Jennifer Millman

Week 3 was great for my Fantasy squads (I know, I know NO ONE CARES) and I was able to get an interrogation of Jennifer Millman from Rotoexperts.com making it even better. I have been a follower of Jen for a while now on Twitter, and of her work on Roto Experts which is top notch. If you have never heard of the treacherous and terrifying place that is “Twitter Jail”, or if you are curious as to what it is like, just ask Jen! She frequents the prison herself, likely weekly, thanks to her responding to all of your “Start/Sit” questions. If you don’t follow her already get on it @JMillmanRX and if you have questions you can ask, but check her timeline first they may have been asked already…..about 20 times 🙂 Also be sure to read her posts if you don’t already it is worth your time, and moolah. Ok, Week 4 is around the corner, and starts tonight so set your lineups, get ready for the Bye Weeks and good luck. Feel free to check out my Weekly rankings on Fantasypros.com and fakepigskin.com. This week in my pigskin post I discuss percentages, and probability of making the playoffs if you get off to a dreadful start. If you are 0-3 your chances are very slim. If you happen to lose Week 4 and fall to 0-4 *Gulp* you are in trouble. Like 3 percent chance of making the playoffs kind of trouble. Not very good chances… unless you are in an All-Play + Head to Head league of course where it may not matter as much. Not sure what I am talking about? I will be writing soon about this new favorite format of mine in Fantasy Football, so keep your eyes peeled. Ok, enough about that, let’s get to the juicy interview shall we? Interrogate the Industry: Jennifer Millman 1. Everyone got their Fantasy Industry start somewhere. Talk about yours as brief or detailed as you like. If possible include ups and downs, others in the industry who helped? I was born into Jets season tickets (my family has had them since 1968), so fantasy football – the chance to build a team that might...

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