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  • Weekly College Football Preview Part 3: Players to Target

    Now that we have discussed where to play weekly fantasy college football and some basic strategy when putting your teams together, it’s time to look at some players that are sure to be difference makers in 2012. Read More

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    by db730 (db730)

  • Weekly College Football Preview Part 2: Strategy

    In part 1, we talked about what sites you can play weekly fantasy college football. Now it’s time to start talking strategy so you can win yourself some money on Saturdays . Here are a few things that are very important when putting your rosters together. Read More

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  • Weekly College Football Preview Part 1: Where to Play

    Your friendly podcast host and self proclaimed College Fantasy Football savant DB730 delivers part one of his three part series previewing weekly college fantasy football for the 2012 season. -- Growing up in Chicago I can honestly say college football was never much a priority of mine. It wasn’t until I went to college in Ohio and got my first sports talk radio job in Alabama before I became a huge fan of the Read More

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  • Barclays Fantasy Golf Picks: DraftStreet

    I can't speak for you, but it's amazing the profound affect Daily Fantasy has had on my weekly sports viewing. I've been a sports nut my whole life so watching baseball on a nightly basis was going to happen with or without the daily fantasy sports game. The same can't be said for Thursday golf. I can't remember the last golf tournament, (especially non-major) that I took time out of my day to check scores on my smartphone and tune in to the Golf Channel to follow the action. But sure enough, there I was, worrying about whether or not Ryugi Imada was going to make the cut for at the Wyndham Open. It's amazing how much more interesting these things become when you have a little (or a lot) riding on the outcome. Read More

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  • 2011 Fantasy College Football Studs and Sleepers: Part 2

    One thing Bobby Petrino knows is offense and this year the Hogs are loaded with talent on that side of the ball. Ryan Mallett had a nice career at Arkansas, but it's Tyler Wilson's turn and from what I saw last year from this kid, they are in great hands. I specifically remember Wilson coming in and lighting up the Auburn defense after Mallett went down. For a kid to have that kind of poise in that situation, lends me to believe he has what it takes to succeed in the tough SEC. Last seasons leading rusher Knile Davis is out for the year, so I'm guessing Petrino may even air it out more than normal this year. Wilson has tons of experience at the wide receiver spot, so with that the tools and the system he is in, I would expect great things from him this year. Read More

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    by db730 (db730)

  • 2011 Fantasy College Football Studs and Sleepers: Part 1

    I was pretty pumped to hear that Draftstreet, Daily Joust, and 365 Fantasy Sports have all decided to give college football a chance in daily fantasy. Having worked in sports talk radio in the South, I've seen first hand the passion of college football fans and know they would have a huge interest in this game. I really hope to see these sites use some of their marketing dollars to reach out to college football fans because I know for a fact many of them have no clue about daily fantasy, but would crazy about the concept of building teams and playing for some real cash. Read More

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    by db730 (db730)

  • 2011 PGA Championship Fantasy Golf Picks

    DraftStreet couldn't have picked a better weekend to roll out their new game as it's time for the PGA's 4th major the PGA Championship. Last year we had a dramatic ending between Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, and eventual winner Martin Kaymer. Luckily this week the guys won't have 100's of bunkers to deal with like they did last year in Wisconsin. Instead, they visit the Atlanta Athletic Club who last hosted this event in 2001. Local favorite David Toms took home the trophy then, and although he has had a bit of resurgence this year, I don't see him competing for the title this go around. Big reason I say that is this course was renovated in 2006 and added another 250 yards, but still keeps it at a par 70. I expect this course to play pretty tough, especially if they don't get any rain over the four days. The scorching heat could dry out these greens and make it very tough to score. Read More

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    by db730 (db730)

  • Fantasy Sports Live: Four Consecutive Large-Field Friday Wins!?

    I've only been grinding for about six or seven months, but I've learned that just like in real sports, you go though streaky periods. There are times when I'm winning every match-up on one site, but can't catch a break on another. Right now I'm in the midst of a pretty impressive hot streak on Fantasy Sports Live. I've banked a good amount of money and even knocked off the legend "Kaiseroll13" on more than a few occasions. Tonight I go for my 4th consecutive Large Field Friday Tournament victory on Fantasy Sports Live. I know FSL Large Field Friday isn't like a Fan Duel or Draftstreet GPP tournament, but three weeks in row, besting 24 opponents isn't too shabby. Read More

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    by db730 (db730)

  • Fantasy Golf: 2011 British Open Picks

    With Major League Baseball in the middle of their All Star break there is no better time to do some analysis of the 3rd major tournament in golf coming up this week. Of course I'm talking about the British Open (or the Open Championship as the Euro's like to refer to it) and although I'm not a fan of many things in the British culture (mainly the food, the monarchy, and their dental hygiene), this golf tournament is one of my favorites of the year. This year the tournament heads to Royal St. Georges for the 14th time in tournament history. The last championship was won by no namer Ben Curtis back in 2003. This year Curtis comes in ranked 194th in the world, so he'll be a long shot for certain. But if there is a tournament where a player can come from anonymity to win it all, it certainly is the British Open. Guys like Curtis, Todd Hamilton, Louis Oosthuizen, and Paul Lawrie all have their names on the Claret Jug. Read More

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  • Fantasy NASCAR: Coke 400 @ Daytona Preview

    Fourth of July weekend is almost upon us and that means the boys of NASCAR head back to Daytona for the Coke Zero 400. This race requires teams to use restrictor plates on their cars, so you are guaranteed to have some of the most exciting racing of the year with big crashes and a tight finish. After the debacle that was the 2010 Daytona 500, the track got a bit of a facelift and was resurfaced in the off season. In this year’s 500, there was definitely a different look to the race as the new surface required 2 man drafting as opposed to multiple car drafting that Daytona had been famous for in the past. Read More

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  • 2011 TPC Fantasy Golf Picks

    Last week I gave picks for the US Open and even though I didn't have Rory McIlroy as one of my selections, I think they turned out to be a success. All 5 of my players made the cut including Jason Day with a 2nd place finish and Matt Kuchar also finished in the top 15. Overall, I made some money and hopefully you did too. This week the tour heads to Hartford Connecticut for the Travelers Championship @ TPC River Highlands. Many of the top players take this week off after a grueling week at the US Open, but this field does still have some star power to it. This course plays at a par 70 and is one of the shorter tracks the players will encounter this year. Pretty much the complete opposite of what they faced the week before at Congressional. Read More

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  • 2011 US Open Fantasy Golf Picks

    Father’s day is around the corner and that can only mean one thing. Golf’s most difficult major championship is finally here. The 2011 US Open heads to our nation’s capital at Congressional Golf & Country Club and this year will present the toughest test of the season for the world’s elite golfers. Congressional is set up to be the longest course in US Open history at 7,568 yards and includes a 636 yard par 5 and a 523 yard par 4 18th. Unfortunately very few daily fantasy sites offer golf as an option, but our pals at DraftZone do, so I made my deposit and here is the team I put together for this weekend. Read More

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    by db730 (db730)

  • Have No Fear the Lobbyists Are Here

    Some fairly big news came out this past week when the Fantasy Sports Trade Association decided to hire their first registered lobbyist to represent them and their interests on Capitol Hill and within state government. Personally I loathe lobbyists and the concept of lobbying in the political arena. I know the government has tried to crack down the some of the shenanigans lobbyists have used in the past, but the concept of paying a person a bunch of money for the sole purpose of convincing politicians they should think a certain way has always seemed a bit shady to me. Read More

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    by db730 (db730)

  • Winning Picks for Fridays GPP on DraftStreet

    It's been a pretty good month for me on DraftStreet, so what better way to wrap it up than taking down the Friday GPP! I know a lot of people have been instituting the "load up on hitters from the same team" strategy for these larger GPP and have had some success doing so. I'm not against that, but I doubt the powers that be would be interested in publishing "Take all Blue Jays...Out" as a blog so I'm going to find some values and sleeper plays for your Friday GPP lineup. Read More

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    by db730 (db730)

  • Welcome to Splitsville

    Information is power and baseball is one fantasy sport where there is a ton of statistics available to aid in your road to victory. "Playing a hunch" will not pay off more times than not. I've found a little research can go a long way towards building your MLB bankroll. More times than not, the key to winning in daily fantasy is avoiding picking the superstar. While, for the most part the "Ryan Braun":/players/Ryan_Braun-10542, "Joey Votto":/players/Joey_Votto-10325 and "Jose Bautista":/players/Jose_Bautista-10425 type superstars are going to perform pretty well for you, the real key is to find the value in the lower tier players and taking advantage of match-ups that are in their favor. One set of statistics that I try to examine are the *"Lefy/Righty"* & *"Home/Road"* split stats. Let's take a look at some lower-tier players who can be smart plays, given the right situation. Read More

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    by db730 (db730)

  • Fan Duel v. Draftstreet.....Who You Got?

    Like many other people who play daily fantasy, I've also dabbled in online poker. There are many corollaries between the two (game of skill & luck...house taking a rake...large tournaments/smaller sit and go). For the most part though, a good number of the poker sites are very similar. They have different promotions, tournament/blind structure, etc...but those have very little effect on the game itself (Although "Rush Poker" that Full Tilt adopted was an interesting concept). Daily Fantasy on the other hand is totally different. I think being comfortable with the set up of a site is vitally important in choosing where you want compete. Unlike poker, every site has their own game format and I found it can become quite tedious to shuffle between four or five fantasy sites with a different scoring/lineup, player salary structure, etc. With that said, I am not an advocate for making a "standard" for sites to abide by because I think different sites uniqueness makes Daily Fantasy all the better. Read More

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  • A Wednesday Full of Bargains

    I really haven't been happy with my lineups the last couple of days, but looking at Wednesday there are some great matchups and bargains to be had on the fantasy baseball front. Let's take a look at some of the guys that will certainly be in my lineup today. I've been doing well on Draftstreet lately so I'm going to base the salaries from their site. Read More

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