Daily Fantasy Football: Week 3 Discount Diving and FanDuel Cheat Sheet

Sep 21

Daily Fantasy Football: Week 3 Discount Diving and FanDuel Cheat Sheet

As a whole Week 2 was nauseating to watch, but if you went discount diving with me you likely once again ended up in the green in your Daily Fantasy sites bankrolls. It is also a constant reminder that in yearly leagues a bad week 2 can be beginning of the end thanks to an injury or an 0-2 start. In daily leagues a rough Week can mean some damage to your payroll, but you also get to start over from scratch. That is the beauty and the lure of DFS games folks. In a scrambled frenzy of an extremely busy work week I wasn’t as on the up and up with the Fantasy side of my life this week. I managed to find some today tonight however to get a Cheat sheet and some discount players for your Week 3 FanDuel lineups. With a few cheaper positional players you can land certified studs for your lineups. Choose wisely and you can cruise to a cash winning finish. Week 3 FanDuel Cheatsheet (Note: The link continues to say week 1, but the widget updates weeekly). If you haven’t yet played try this week and you won’t regret it, use my invitation code to join! Week 3: Discount Diving QB: Ryan Tannehill, Miami vs Kansas City- Tannehill hasn’t been a monster this season by any means but he is going up against the Chiefs defense who have allowed 500 plus passing yards in two weeks and 5 passing touchdowns. Tannehill seems to be building a connection with Mike Wallace which benefits both of them greatly. I like Tannehill as a discount option ($6,500) this week if you are looking to save money at the Quarterback position. Projected FanDuel Points: 16.2 RB: Khiry Robinson, New Orleans vs Minnesota- Here is a player who was essentially a third wheel as of last week. However, with Mark Ingram going down with an injury Khiry stands to be the primary ball-carrier this weekend. Pierre Thomas will also be involved, but largely on pass catching downs. Thomas has value too since the Vikings struggle mightily against pass-catching backs, but when you look at cost differences and the opportunity increase for Robinson, his ($4,700) price tag is very nice and worth the risk as...

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Interrogate the Industry No. 12 : Matt Rittle

Sep 19

Interrogate the Industry No. 12 : Matt Rittle

We are back with another Interrogate the Industry! I have to apologize to my regular readers for the delay between posts. Perhaps it has been so long you forgot to read my Interrogation of Rumford Johnny. Either way between the kickoff of the NFL season, Fantasy Baseball playoffs and of course family obligations time dwindled away so fast I couldn’t squeeze in the time to write my favorite posts of all. Anyhow, we are indeed back and I have plenty of great industry insiders to come. This week I was able to snag Matt Rittle for a few questions. Matt is about as accessible and visible on Twitter as the hashtag is and typically for good reason. He knows Fantasy Football, especially best-ball formats and he is an all-around great guy. If you don’t follow him yet get on it here @ffrittle. I hope everyone’s Fantasy Teams are doing alright so far, especially after the oddity that was Week 2. I am holding a mixed bag, but all in all doing relatively well. It is still early, but I do believe that if you start off 0-3 you are in danger, and if you are 0-4 well the odds are against you. No need to panic yet, but make sure you aren’t holding out for a great turnaround, this is Fantasy Football, anything can happen, but you could just as easily face the highest scoring team three weeks in a row too. Before we get in to the interrogation, I have to promote SKYLLZONE.com. If you haven’t played yet you really need to try it. It takes minutes to draft, It is a snake style draft, so no worries about budgets. It also involves drafting against 9 computer opponents “Machines” as we affectionately call the buggers. It is completely free, and if you win enough contests, SKYLLpoints you can enter and win cash contests. So, let’s repeat….minutes to draft a team. Completely Free. It is fun! Seriously try a draft this weekend. I will consider my self a failure if you don’t join after reading this.   Interrogate the Industry No. 12: Matt Rittle 1. Everyone got their Fantasy Industry start somewhere. Talk about yours as brief or detailed...

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Daily Fantasy Football: Week 2 The Bargain Bin and Fanduel Cheat Sheet

Sep 11

Daily Fantasy Football: Week 2 The Bargain Bin and Fanduel Cheat Sheet

When it comes to Daily Fantasy Football each and every week is dramatically different. Players will disappoint in the biggest way (I’m looking at you Jamaal Charles) or exceed all expectations like Allen Hurns (110 yards and 2 touchdowns). Although I owned Hurns in my deep dynasty league and had to play him, I wasn’t considering him for daily in Week 1. I can’t say I knew he would have a great week, but I did say my eyes will be on Allen Hurns today on Twitter *Humblebrag*. Either way, if you happened upon my post last week and either mimicked my FanDuel lineup, or used a few of my “Bargain Bin” players you likely fared very well. I won all of the contests I entered my posted lineup in last week , and I look forward to continuing the trend this week. Hopefully you will find similar success bask in all of your riches and shower me with praise…..Well I won’t get too carried away, but I only want praise. No “Thanks for nuthin” or “You are the worst! How am i going to pay my mortgage now?” This week has more matchups and although we may not catch lightning in a bottle, we can certainly try to build a balanced roster for our Week 2 FanDuel contests. Particularly in the Head to Head or 50/50 contests. Again, as I said last week, I am not focusing on high stakes contests, nor am I a high stakes gamer. So keep that in mind, and don’t get greedy. We did very well last week but this week could be bringing far different results. So with that, let’s dig in to the bin and see what treasures we find shall we? Here is your Week 2 FanDuel Cheatsheet provided by none other than FantasyPros.com. Disregard the Week 1 Title, the rankings are for Week 2! Week 2: The Bargain Bin QB: Jake Locker, Tennesse @ Dallas – Locker will cost you $7,400 on FanDuel this week and since you only need one player at this position you may opt to go with a high-profile player here. That is fine obviously, if you want to save some moolah this week Locker should be...

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Daily Fantasy Football: Week 1 The Bargain Bin and Cheat Sheet

Sep 05

Daily Fantasy Football: Week 1 The Bargain Bin and Cheat Sheet

Week 1 has arrived and along with it Daily Fantasy Football! I admittedly am not a seasoned veteran but delved into the latest Fantasy sports sensation last season and fared well. I will reiterate I am NOT a high stakes player (yet) and at this point dabble in “Affordable” tournaments but primarily “50/50” contests and “Head to Head” competitions. So, with that being said I often times felt overwhelmed or a little risky when I first entered. I trusted my gut more than anything else, and put little to no time doing research or evaluating match-ups or history. This was not a very intelligent move. I did sneak out a few wins here and there, and even got a little cocky when I won four nights in a row in Fantasy Baseball. Because of this, I of course was ready to up the ante, right? Well I did, and promptly got pummeled. It should be no secret that the more money involved, the better the competition. Again, I am still not an expert, but found having a little guidance, some tools and even a sample roster to feed off of greatly helps. You can’t simply buy the best of the best each week and in contests such as tournaments, or contests with large amounts of opponents you need to distinguish yourself with some flyer selections, or shot in the dark players. I typically will use two or three bargain players with each lineup. This allows me to snag some elite talent and above average players on the rest of the roster. If you haven’t delved into Daily Fantasy you really should, just start small, or in Free-Rolls only for a while. I won’t go in to strategy for rookies in DFS, but encourage you to read this post to help you get started Daily Fantasy Football 101. It was one of my first reads before playing the first time. Also, be sure to follow the author Michael Rathburn on Twitter @fantasyrath. Another great option is Skyllzone.com a new daily site David Gonos and I actively play and provide strategy articles for. It is completely free, and is unique in that you don’t have a budget to worry about, or human...

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Interrogate the Industry No. 11: Rumford Johnny

Aug 27

Interrogate the Industry No. 11: Rumford Johnny

Interrogate the Industry has returned and this week we are back with the one and only Rumford Johnny! Johnny runs the both the site and podcast of 2 Mugs Fantasy Football Podcast along with @RyFo18. Their podcast is awesome and entertaining so if you are in need of another podcast be sure to check it out. Heck, even if you don’t have time for another CHECK IT OUT! I am behind on my rankings, and draft prep for a few of my own leagues so I will get down and dirty right away this week. Be sure to follow me @fantsychillpony and our guest @rumfordjohnny Be sure to check out SKYLLZONE and set your completely free Week 1 lineups today! Use my Invitation to get started www.skyllzone.com/ref/chillpony  Interrogate the Industry No. 11: Rumford Johnny 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 started like anyone else, the message boards of other fantasy sites. I worked briefly for another site and quickly decided I wanted to do my own thing, met Ryan Forbes on that site, and shortly thereafter 2mugsff.com was born. Ryan and I have similar fantasy sensibilities, and we both love beer. We’ll never be the most prolific site in the industry, but we stand by the quality of our work, and are truly proud of the listenership we’ve built through our podcast. 2. Do you partake in Daily Fantasy Sports? If so, can you see them eventually dominating the industry? I think daily fantasy gaming is the future of fantasy. We have a partnership with DraftKings.com, and are also promoting FantastyElite.com. The great part of daily fantasy? No lamenting the hard luck of a year-long league if your top pick tears his ACL. Every week you start anew, and you can truly make much more money than a handful of annual redraft leagues. It’s truly addicting, and I love it. 3. Rehashing an old argument in one of my leagues from a few years ago, is a first round selection who gets hurt for the season a bust or a terrible draft pick? I argue...

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Fantasy Football: 2014 Positional Tiers

Aug 23

Fantasy Football: 2014 Positional Tiers

Without further ado I present to you my 2014 Positional Tiers. I know it has been a while since my last Draft Strategy posts which you really should read especially if you are participating with so many others in the National Draft Day Weekend! As I stressed in my Prepping for the Prep post, positional tiers are very valuable alongside rankings. rankings can be helpful, but in many ways useless if you don’t consider league parameters, roster requirements, or value of players in each position. Enter positional tiers. You may be looking at the number 51 player overall in the top 300 but he is a wide receiver. Your roster still needs a running back, but the next highest running back is 61 overall. Which one do you take? Well, let’s say that the 61st player overall falls in to the “Very Good” tier, and the receiver falls in to the “Good” tier. Now your decision is made easier. Rankings are not everything, and neither are tiers, however used together they can definitely help make a tough decision and roster need easier to find and make. I hope if you are drafting this weekend, or if you have any drafts in the future, you do well my strategies helped, and you continue to stay tuned to davidgonos.com for in season articles. My rankings can be found over on Fantasypros.com under the “Staff Rankings-David Gonos.com. Use them and follow along all season as I update them each week. Also if you haven’t already you really should check out one of the newest and best daily fantasy concepts and sites at SKYLLZONE.com. You can draft today in a snake draft, against 9 computers and finish for week 1 in five minutes, and if you win you can get cash, or more SKYLL points. Oh yeah, did I mention it is completely free! Be sure to use this link if you haven’t started yet  www.skyllzone.com/ref/chillpony   2014 Positional Tiers TIERRunning BacksWide ReceiversTight EndsQuarterbacks EliteLeSean McCoyCalvin JohnsonJimmy GrahamPeyton Manning Jamaal CharlesDemaryius ThomasRob GronkowskiAaron Rodgers Adrian PetersonDez BryantDrew Brees Matt ForteA.J. Green Near EliteEddie LacyJulio JonesJulius ThomasMatthew Stafford Marshawn LynchBrandon MarshallVernon DavisAndrew Luck DeMarco MurrayJordy NelsonJordan CameronCam Newton Antonio Brown Alshon Jeffery Very Very GoodMontee...

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Interrogate the Industry No. 11: Ryan Boser

Aug 19

Interrogate the Industry No. 11: Ryan Boser

Woooeee it has been a busy week, and as most of you likely know it will be a busy month, but never too busy for Interrogate the Industry. In fact, now is the best time to get some interviews out there. Between working on rankings over on FantasyPros, writing my Round by Round Draft Strategy series on Davidgonos.com, and contributing to Fakepigskin and SKYLLZONE I have never been more in the fantasy zone since I started writing in the industry. Oh, and I forgot to mention the actual Fantasy Drafts too. I know I am not alone, so to everyone out there working on fantasy contributions this month Godspeed to you all. To those who are drafting, best of luck, be sure to check out my Draft Strategy articles prior to your draft, and utilize fantasyrundown.com and fantasypros.com for all of your draft needs. This week was fun especially because Ryan shares a Minnesota connection with myself, and as most in the industry (especially in Minnesota) we both admire Paul Charchian. Ryan actually works with him! With that let’s get in to the interview shall we? Interrogate the Industry #11: Ryan Boser 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? It was December of 2009. I was sitting in the waiting area at Midas in Burnsville, MN, munching on stale popcorn, when I got a Facebook message from Paul Charchian. Time stopped. This was before Twitter was a thing… before fantasy’s “Big Bang.” In December of 2009, being a fantasy football writer was still an extremely rare privilege. Charchian was a fellow Minnesotan, and a founding father of the fantasy industry. Ever heard of Fanball? That was his baby. Ever heard of LeagueSafe? That’s his other baby. Ever heard of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association? He’s the president. For the prior decade, I’d been gobbling up his Fantasy Football Weekly magazines, worshiping his radio program on KFAN, and attending his annual Fantasy Football Training Camps. I also routinely engaged in fantasy debates with fellow fanatics on his Facebook page, and apparently I had caught his eye.   He...

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