NASCAR Victory Lane – 3/31/19

Victory Lane – O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Race Preview
March 31st, 2019
By Tyler Miller – @rickybobby_jr

 

 

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series was limited to one practice on Saturday due to rain. A few names pop on the list of ten lap averages (the fastest ten consecutive laps run during practice). Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch were at the top of the list. The 48 team has apparently found speed. They were fastest in opening practice, won the pole, fifth in single lap speed in final practice, and posted the fastest ten lap average speed. Many DFS players were burned by Jimmie Johnson last week in Martinsville, but at his price point ($9.300/8,000) he is a must play at Texas. Kurt Busch ($11,000/9,500) is appealing because he is priced down slightly from the Penske Drivers and younger brother Kyle. The real appeal with Kurt is that his car is showing speed, but he didn’t advance past the first round of qualifying and is starting 30th on Sunday.

In building a cash lineup, which I recommend for all tracks 1-2 miles in length, I am building around Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch. Kyle Busch is the favorite to win the race and the 16th starting spot provides differential points as insurance in case he comes up a few spots short. The issue with Kyle is obviously the price tag ($15,000/12,200).

Three names stand out for value. Since Daytona, Matt Tifft ($4,000/5,400) has finished every race in a better position than he qualified. Parker Kligerman ($3,500/5,100) is back after taking a few scheduled weeks off. Kligerman was 23rd in ten lap average during final practice, 10 spots better than his starting position. Kligerman finished 30th at Atlanta and 31st at Las Vegas, but a finish in the mid-20s in not out of the realm of possibility. The last value play is Bubba Wallace ($4,500/$5,500). Bubba is starting 10th which puts him at a disadvantage for differential points. His 10 lap average speed in final practice was 10th, but I don’t see that team putting

together a top ten run on Sunday, a mid-teens finish is more realistic which would still make him a strong fantasy option given his price point.

I prefer Fan Duel for NASCAR because of the 5 driver lineups (as opposed to 6 on DK) and the pricing structure. I prefer to play single entry 50/50 contests for 1-2 mile races, 50/50 and GPP on Short Tracks (split evenly) and GPP only for the road courses, Daytona, and Talladega.

For Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway my 50/50 lineup includes a core of Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch. I am considering paying up for Kyle Busch and using Aric Almirola to round out the lineup. Almirola ($10,500/8,400) has been incredibly consistent all year with finishes of 8, 7, 4, 9, 9 in his last five races. If I don’t use Kyle Busch, Joey Logano ($13,500/11,600) and Ryan Blaney ($12,500/11,200) fit in a lineup with Parker Kligerman as the value play.

MLB Deep Dive – 3/30/19

MLB Deep Dive
March 27th, 2019
By Michael Ray Rojas

 

 

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Main Slate 7:10 Pm ET

Pitchers:
Kenta Maeda: FD 8200/DK 10100

Back in the starting rotation to start the year. Maeda takes the reins in game 3 versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. He pitched 39 games last season for the Dodgers and finished with an 8-10 record, 3.81 ERA and 153 Strikeouts in 125 innings of work. Maeda comes in as a Top Cash game play on a Saturday night where Pitching is few and far between.

Eduardo Rodriguez: FD 8900/DK 9000

He’s the second best option on the slate in a game where he and the Red Sox are the clear cut favorites against the Mariners. The 25 year old offers a solid floor for cash games against a Seattle team that finished in the middle of the pack agains LHP last season.

Catcher:
1)Yazmani Grandal
2)Johnathon Lucroy
3)Buster Posey
4)Willson Contreras
5)Christian Vasquez

First Base:
1)Anthony Rizzo
2)Paul Goldschmidt
3)Albert Pujols
4)Max Muncy
5)Edwin Encarnacion

Second Base:
1)Ben Zobrist
2)Mike Moustakas
3)Brock Holt
4)Jurickson Profar
5)David Fletcher

Third Base:
1)Kris Bryant
2)Matt Chapman
3)Justin Turner
4)Rafael Devers
5)Eduardo Escobar

Shortstop:
1)Javy Baez
2)Xander Bogaerts
3)Andrelton Simmons
4)Corey Seager
5)Tim Beckham

Outfield:
1)Mike Trout
2)Christian Yelich
3)JD Martinez
4)Cody Bellinger
5)Jason Heyward/Kyle Schwarber

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NASCAR Post Qualifying – 3/29/18

Post qualifying update – O’Reilly Auto Parts 500
By Tyler Miller – @rickybobby_jr

 

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Qualifying Results:

Jimmie Johnson ($9,300/8,000) won the pole for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. Hendrick Motorsports completed a clean sweep of the top three positions with William Byron ($7,400/7,300) qualifying second, and Chase Elliott ($11,300/8,600) qualifying third. Earlier on Friday, Jimmie Johnson also recorded the top speed in first practice.

Friday Takeaways:

From a DFS perspective, I am much more interested in the Hendrick driver that didn’t qualify in the top 3. Alex Bowman ($8200/7100). Bowman was second in first practice but is forced to go to a backup car for tomorrow’s practice and the race on Sunday. If the backup car shows speed in practice on Saturday, look for Bowman to storm towards the front for plenty of fantasy value on Sunday.

Kurt Busch ($11,000/9,500) qualified 30th after posting the 8th quickest time in first practice. Kurt posted top ten times in Saturday’s practice and is practical in DFS for Sunday.

None of the race favorites qualified well. Will Kyle Busch ($15,000/12,200) Kevin Harvick ($14,000/10,700) Joey Logano ($13,500/11,600) or Brad Keselowski ($14,000/11,900) be able to challenge for the lead on Sunday? Are we seeing the other teams catch up? Is Jimmie Johnson a real contender for the win on Sunday or was Friday

a fluke. There are currently more questions than answers as we await more information following Saturday’s practice results to build DFS lineups.

Stay tuned for Saturday’s practice results as the picture will become clearer leading into Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. DFS Cheat Sheet NASCAR content will be updated Saturday evening.

NBA Crush Spot- 3/29/19

NBA Crush Spot
March 27th, 2019
By Brandon Silvers – @B_Rad_Silvers

Yesterday’s Results

Payton- 33.1/4.4xValue
Hield- 33.5/4.7xValue
Greek- 57.25/5.11xValue
Siakam-49.75/6.63xValue
Embiid- 73.6/6.45xValue

Very nice return today. Hope you all played your chips in the right places. Today we gave a 6 game slate and things are getting a little wild the closer we get to the playoffs. Buckle up!

PG – Damian Lillard – This is a no brainer to me. McCollum & Nurkic are out, and when both of them are off the floor, Lillard shines. He is my top overall play.

+9.3 fpts per 36min on FD
+10.5 fpts per 36min on DK
+10% Usage

SG -Tyreke Evans – Tyreke has slowly been working his way back to form since his injury. Hes in an uptempo position today with a 107 pace and is back to atleast 20mpg. With a 25% usage rate i see Evans raching 5×Value again today.

SF- Paul George – This is solely based upon if he plays or not. Chances are 50/50 as of now so keep your eye on the news. PG has a usage rate of 30.55% and is on thr floor for 36mpg. The guy is NEEDED in OKC. The Thunder like to run and gun and it this style compliments his game. With one of the highest projections im looking for PG to be a slate breaker.

PF- Kyle Kuzma – With the nights highest projected pace (114), Kuzma is in a smash spot. He averages 33mpg and his opponent gives up 31ppg on average to their opponent. They are ranled 17th vs PF and i see Kuzma reaching 30+ fantasy points easily.

C – Karl-Anthony Towns – Towns is looking to continue his hot streak where he has gone for 26ppg & 18reb in his last 4, not to mention at least 1 steal in each of these contests. Thats equivalent to 59fppg in 34.25mpg. He faces a disheveled Warriors team who as of late have forgotten how to play D.

Good luck on all DFS fronts and be sure to check out our brand new MLB CRUSH SPOT brought to you by yours truly.

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MLB Crush Spot – 3/29/19

MLB Crush Spot
March 29th, 2019
By Brandon Silvers – @B_Rad_Silvers

 

 

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When we have days like yesterday we must shake it off and keep pushing forward, it’s a long season. Lets get right into tomorrows slate.

P- Jack Flaherty – In 75 at bats vs the Brewers, Flaherty has maintained an ERA of .160. Just under half of these are stike outs (32) with only 10 BB’S. Results from his last matchup: 6IP, 3H, 3BB, 7SO 1W
1 Q Start.

2B-David Freese –  Last September Freese took Robbie Ray deep to complete a 4 run defecit. Freese has a .491wOBA vs the lefty. 3 of his 4 hits have been of the extra base variety. I look for Freese to pick up where he left off.

SS- Andrelton Simmons – The Angles got off to a rocky start in today’s loss to the A’s. They are looking to bounce back and Simmons is an intricate part of making this happen. He is 6-15(.400) vs the Righty Estrada. You wont be getting big HR power, but solid base hitting. Simmons has hit a double and a triple (.462wOBA) with a pair of walks.

OF-Tommy Pham – Batting .583 vs Cole, Tommy Pham is one of the few guys that consistently does well vs the right handed ace. He is 7-12 with 2 doubles and a HR. Skyhigh in both wOBA (.675) & ISO (.417) hee is ahead of thsee curve. Literally! Pham has also never struck out vs Cole.

OF- Mike Trout – We all know that we musn’t underestimate Trout. He may give uzs a goose egg on one day and then send 3 to the moon the following evening. This could very well happen vs Estrada. 2 of his 4 hits have been Home Runs with a trio of RBI’s. His wOBA

(.480) and ISO (.462) arent career highs, but Trout is the enigma in red.

Lets get it rolling today and never look back!

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MMA TakeDown For 3/30/19

MMA TAKEDOWN
UFC ON ESPN 2
MARCH 28TH 2019
BY MARK STINE (DFSBEERPACK)

 

 

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Hello MMA fans! This weekend we have 13 fights from Philadelphia. The main GPP is a $15 buy-in 30K to 1st with a total of 150K being paid out! Let’s dig in!

Alex Perez $9,200 vs Mark De La Rosa $7,000
Cash- Perez is playable
Preferred play is Perez. Perez is a solid grappler. He likes the clinch where he will throw nasty uppercuts and knees. De La Rosa is a very physical fighter, but I’m not sure he can muscle Perez.
Pick- Alex Perez via 2nd round TKO

Sabina Mazo $8,800 vs Maryna Moroz $7,400
Cash- Avoid (I feel you can fade this fight)
Preferred play is Mazo. Mazo is a strong clinch fighter she throws knees and elbows. Moroz she throws leg kicks and front kicks to the body and round kicks to the head. Only thing not much lands.
Pick- Sabina Mazo via Unanimous Decision

Ray Borg $9,400 vs Casey Kennedy $6,800
Cash- Avoid
Preferred play is Borg. Borg hasn’t fought since his title loss in 2017.Then had fights canceled due to his son’s sickness. He is very motivated for his come back. Borg is a very explosive fighter and elite wrestling. Kennedy is a solid fighter with good striking.
Pick- Ray Borg via 3rd round Submission

Kevin Holland $8,900 vs Gerald Meerschaert $7,300
Cash- Holland is playable in all formats
Preferred play is Holland. Holland is a dynamic striker has a nice jab and a straight – right hand.
Meerschaert is a good grappler and has had a lot of Submissions.
Pick- Kevin Holland via 2nd round KO

Enrique Barzola $8,200 VS Kevin Aguilar $8,000
Cash- Aguilar is playable
Preferred play Aguilar. Barzola is a great grappler and very explosive wrestler. Aguilar is a brawler with big power in his right hand, and a very nasty hook.
Pick- Kevin Aguilar via Split Decision

Desmond Green $9,300 vs Ross Pearson $6,900
Cash- Avoid
Preferred play is Green . Green is an All-American wrestler, and very explosive. He has takedowns upside very fast and a well- rounded fighter. Pearson is a counter boxer with good jab and nice head movement.
Pick- Desmond Green via Unanimous Decision

Marina Rodriguez $9,100 vs Jessica Aguilar $7,100
Cash- Rodriguez is playable
Preferred play is Rodriguez. Rodriguez is great in the clinch lands nasty knees to head and body. Aguilar is a grinder she will have a grappling game.
Pick- Marina Rodriguez via 2nd round TKO

Sodiq Yusuff $8,700 vs Sheymon Moraes $7,500
Cash- Yusuff is Playable (one of my favorite fights)
Preferred play is Yusuff. Yusuff is very explosive and his speed is crazy. He has a heavy overhand right with a nice jab and nasty one-two. Moraes is a power striker with knockout power.
Pick- Sodiq Yusuff via 2nd round TKO

Kennedy Nzechukwu $9,000 vs Paul Craig $7,200
Cash- Nzechukwu is playable (I love this fight)
Preferred play is Nzechukwu. Nzechukwu has good hand Speed and a fast one-two. Craig is a Submission specialist. He has 7 Submission in 8 wins. If making 15 lineups I would probably go 11 Kennedy 4 Craig.
Pick- Kennedy Nzchukwu via 1st round KO

Karolina Kowalkiewicz $8,600 vs Michelle Waterson $7 600
Cash- Waterson is playable. Take shots on both sides.
Preferred play is Waterson. Waterson (underdog play) is a solid grappler with good takedowns. Kowalkiewicz is excellent inside fighter and nasty in Clinch. She has great knees and elbows. Low scoring with no finish.
Pick- Michelle Waterson via Split Decision

Michael Johnson $8,400 vs Josh Emmett $7,800
Cash- Johnson is playable.
Preferred play is Johnson. Johnson has a nice straight- left hand and good one-two. Has nice speed and power. Emmett is a very physical fighter. He has good cardio and pushes fight at the end. He has also has a over a year layoff hard to trust him.
Pick- Michael Johnson via Unanimous Decision

Jack Hermansson $8,300 vs David Branch $7,900
Cash- Hermansson is playable.
Preferred play is Hermansson. Hermansson is a strong grappler and a nasty top game. He has very nasty ground and pound. He has 11 KO/TKO’s and only been finished once by Thiago Santos. Branch is a good grappler and strong in the clinch.
Pick- Jack Hermansson via 2nd round Submission

Edson Barboz $8,500 vs Justin Gaethje $7,700
Cash- Gaethje is playable (This is My favorite fight)
Preferred play is Gaethje. Gaethje is a brawler! He comes forward and doesn’t back up. He is very nasty in the clinch with right hooks and uppercuts. Barboz is a very dangerous striker. He has a nice one-two and a very nasty hook.
Pick- Justin Gaethje via 3rd round KO

Thanks for reading! I hope this helps with your lineup building. Good luck! Let’s TAKEDOWN that GPP!

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NBA Crush Spot- 3/28/19

 

 

NBA Crush Spot
March 27th, 2019
By Brandon Silvers – @B_Rad_Silvers

 

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Yesterdays Results

Shaq- 42.5/8.67xValue
Booker-73/7.9xValue
Grant-43.75/7.9xValue
Parsons-23.75/6.08xValue
Ayton-32.5/4.77xValue

PG- Elfrid Payton – I look for people to not be on Payton after he underperformed a few times recently. He faces a 30th ranked D. 30.8mpg & 37fppg is good for 1.20fppm. Sign me up!

SG- Buddy Hield – I’m happy to see Buddy Hield prospering in the NBA. I was worried about him going to SAC a few years back. That worry has faded as i see him averaging over 34mpg and 35.42fppg in his last 5. Hes going up against the 26th ranked D vs SG. Hield continues his hot streak.

SF-Giannis Antetokounmpo – This guy is a monster and i will most certainly not overlook this delicious matchup. Over the past few weeks, the Greek Freak has been very dominate. One game in particular he saw fantasy points north of 90. Now thats an accolade. Last 5 hes averaged 64.2fppg….need i say more?

PF-Pascal Siakam – I really like this guy. He quietly balls out when your not paying attention. Today he gets a matchup vs a layup. The 30th ranked team against the PF position will have their hands full. Siakam sneaks onto my radar having 33.2mpg and 40.5fppm in his last 5. At this pricetag he remains very dreamy!

C- Joel Embiid – He has seen a ton of minutes lately with atleast 35+ in 5 straight. On the season he stands at 1.56fppm(FD) 1.58fppm(DK). Simply put, Embiid is a beast and there is no reason to pay down at the C tonight.

See you guys at the finish line! Happy hooping .

@B_Rad_Silvers