CBS Sports Getting Into the Daily Fantasy Sports Game?

Long a player in the season long fantasy sports field, CBS Sports is showing some signs that they want to delve into the daily fantasy sports space.

This week, they launched Daily Fantasy Live on all of its platforms as well as the company’s app and sports hub 

Viewers can check out the show Monday through Friday via the site, app or CBS Sports channel Roku as well as both Apple TV and Android TV.  No subscription necessary.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on May 12, 2015

Jacoby Ellsbury - is making it mandatory that you must include Yankees Ellsbury on your roster this evening. 

Why you ask.

Ellsbury is sporting over a .300 ERA and comes into this game having gone 10-for-15 against Tampa Bay's Chris Archer.  That's sick.

The Yankees centerfielder will come into Tuesday’s game following a day of rest of Monday.

Each of Ellsbury's 142 plate appearances have been out of the leadoff spot, so his .341 average, .415 on-base percentage and .812 OPS are entirely leadoff numbers, the Bleacher Report points out.

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on May 12, 2015 has your Caleb Joseph daily fantasy sports MLB profile for May 12.

Caleb Joseph does have 5 RBIs over his last 10 games with nine hits.  He entered Sunday’s game with an impressive .311 batting average and .907 OPS for the season but failed to have any hits.  He’s 4-for-8 with a homerun against Toronto’s Mark Buehrie, who he will face on Tuesday.

Caleb Joseph collected his third homer and third double in the loss to the Yankees last Thursday.

It was announced over the weekend that Joseph had made the MLB All-Star ballot.  

Submitted by: Brian Stern on May 11, 2015
Daily Fantasy Sports MLB Picks, Previews has your daily fantasy sports MLB picks and previews for Tuesday May 12 and beyond. 

Tuesday May 12

Series: Twins vs. Tigers


Kyle Gibson has allowed at least 4 runs in three of his last four starts against the Tigers.  He gave up 6 runs to Detroit his first start of the season.

It helps that Gibson comes into this one with a scoreless streak of 17 innings as he is due to give up a few here against the offensive minded Tigers. 

He goes up against Alfredo Simon, who is 4-1 but winless in his last two starts. 

Submitted by: Vito Conti on May 11, 2015
Thomas Somach Interview With CEO Valery Bollier

Our sister site,, recently sat down with chief executive officer, Valery Bollier, to discuss the emerging daily and weekly fantasy sports industry in Europe.

Bollier’s company is based out of Malta, an island nation located in the Mediterranean that has long been a hot spot for online gambling firms.  In fact, Bollier comes from the world of Web gambling.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on May 10, 2015
Daily Fantasy Sports MLB Picks, Previews - May 11 has your daily fantasy sports MLB picks and previews for May 11 along with the long range forecast. 

Monday May 11

Series: Orioles vs. Blue Jays


Ubaldo Jimenez He’s 2-2 on the season thus far but only lasted four innings in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.  Overall he has pitched especially well to start the season. 

Submitted by: Vito Conti on May 10, 2015
Miguel Montero Daily Fantasy Sports Profile – May 10

Early indications are that Brewers Matt Garza is going to get hammered by a Cubs team that has stood their ground against him in the past. 

The current Cubs roster is batting .329 against Garza.  The Milwaukee starter is 1-2 with a 5.82 ERA in three career starts against the Cubs.

And the primary culprit that should make daily fantasy players happy would be Miguel Montero, who has an impressive .400 ERA over the past seven days and is 7-for-17 against Garza.

Montero comes priced at $2800.

- Don Shapiro,

Submitted by: Don Shapiro on May 10, 2015
FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Plays – Pitchers - May 10, the world leader in daily fantasy sports, has published their DFS Baseball plays for the top two pitchers May 10. 

Felix Hernandez is priced higher than any other starter today but does present the best potential, according to 

This is due to his dominance over an Oakland team, a team that has only hit .222 off of Hernandez. 

The Mariners starter is coming in at $11300 Sunday. 

Danny Salazar comes in with a $7800 price tag. 

Submitted by: Don Shapiro on May 10, 2015
Red Sox vs. Blue Jays Series Daily Fantasy Picks – May 10

Despite our sister site being on the UNDER 9 in Sunday’s Red Sox vs. Blue Jays matchup, there are plenty of daily fantasy picks on our radar.

The pitching matchup consists of R.A Dickey vs. Clay Buchholz and both have had their problems with some of the opposing club’s top batters.

Xander Bogaerts is 7-for-14 against Dickey with 4 RBIs.  He went 1-for-3 in his last appearance against Dickey.

Submitted by: Vito Conti on May 10, 2015
Ryan Goins DFS Profile – May 10: 7-for-14 Versus Buchholz

Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz has been struggling of late and he’s not likely to get much of a breather against the likes of Toronto’s Ryan Goins.

The good news for Buchholz is that Goins hasn’t had any hits against Boston in this series thus far despite 7 at bats.

The bad news for Buchholz is that the Blue Jays leftie has gone 7-for-14 against him.  That includes one double, one triple and four RBIs.

Goins is priced at $2300, a bargain perhaps under these circumstances.  Still, one cannot overlook his poor play overall in the past 10 games. 

Submitted by: Brian Stern on May 09, 2015
Brett Gardner Daily Fantasy Profile – May 9

For us here at, Brett Gardner presents a slightly better option than Jacoby Ellsbury going up against Wei-Yin Chen.

Like Ellsbury, Gardner is batting well of late and he’s also fared well against Chen going 5-for-15 with five RBIs, two doubles and a homerun. 

Gardner is batting .357 so far this month.  He’s 7-for-28 at bats with four doubles and a homer. He and Ellsbury combined for 3-for-7 in their 5-4 victory against the Orioles Friday night.

Submitted by: Brian Stern on May 09, 2015
Jacoby Ellsbury Daily Fantasy Profile – May 9 vs. Wei-Yin Chen

Yankees centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury makes for a decent roster pick Saturday versus Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen though other variables must be considered before pulling the switch.

Ellsbury just hit 2-for-3 versus the Yankees his last game Friday and is batting an impressive .469 during the month of May.

Priced at around $4000, Ellsbury has hit 7-for-16 against Chen with one double.   

Submitted by: Brian Stern on May 09, 2015

White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche should be considered for your daily fantasy roster Friday May 8. He’ll face off against one Jason Marquis of Cincinnati, a pitcher LaRoche has hit well against over his career.

Submitted by: Payton on May 08, 2015

Best Picks April 27 – Mike Moustakas, Jason Kipnis, Carlos Santana

Best Picks April 28 – Alcides Escobar, Mike Moustakas, Michael Brantley, Jason Kipnis, Brandon Moss, Ryan Rayburn

Best Picks April 29 – Eric Hosmer, Danny Salazar

April 27 - Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber has not won in four starts though he only permitted 2 runs in each of his first three.  He allowed 6 in his last start.  That may have been the result of poor weather conditions however.

Submitted by: Payton on April 27, 2015
Reachmail CEO to Speak at the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach on August 6-7

New York, NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that Reachmail will speak at the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo ( ) on August 6-7, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Submitted by: Payton on April 27, 2015

The world leader in daily fantasy sports,, announced this week it has purchased the naming rights to none other than Floyd Mayweather’s trunks.  He will have them on full display during his highly anticipated May 2 bout with Manny Pacquiao.As part of the deal FanDuel will award six tickets to the welterweight fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The fight is expected to shatter previous boxing revenue, producing at least $300 million.  It is also likely to be among the most wagered on single day events of the year.

Submitted by: Payton on April 27, 2015
Global Fantasy Sports Market

A fantasy sport, also known as rotisserie or owner simulation or roto, is an online game that allows end-users to own a fantasy sport team along with real-life professional players. The performance of the fantasy sport team depends on the real-life performance of players. End-users participate in various fantasy sports events after paying league fees.

Submitted by: Payton on April 27, 2015

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the Associated Press Sports Editors group Friday on a number of topics, including daily fantasy sports and the role gambling may play in the National Football League (NFL).

In particular, Goodell referenced a number of sponsorship deals between individual NFL franchises (and other professional sports teams) with daily fantasy companies the likes of DraftKings and FanDuel.

From the Canadian Press:

Submitted by: Payton on April 27, 2015