Zach Greinke Daily Fantasy Sports ‘Must Play’

You will want to be all over Zach Greinke on Thursday.  He has allowed a measly 8 hits off of 61 at bats against Phillies batters with just one homerun.

Greinke will come with a high price tag thanks to his 1.41 ERA and only two losses on the season.

The Dodgers starter hasn’t allowed more than two runs in his last ten starts, even going a stretch of six with zero runs allowed.

He went eight strong innings Friday, allowing two runs on five hits in a 5-3 win over the Angels. He also struck out eight.

- Vito Conti,

Submitted by: CCostigan on August 06, 2015
Chris Sale Has Allowed Just 11 Hits Off of 60 at Bats vs. Rays

Chris Sale of the White Sox makes for an excellent Daily Fantasy MLB play today.  Against Rays batters, Sale has allowed just 11 hits off of 60 at bats.  Two of those were homeruns.  Sale will also be pitching at home Tuesday.

So far on the season Sale is 9-6 with a 3.20 ERA.  He struggled Thursday, allowing seven runs on 12 hits, a walk and two hit batsmen in just five innings, though he still struck out seven.  Expect a nice bounce back here.

Submitted by: CCostigan on August 04, 2015

"There's going to be a lot of really interesting and cool things we can do to integrate with the actual live sporting experience," Robins said in a recent interview with CNBC's "Power Lunch."

Robins, who will be appearing at this week’s first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach, added: "When people play Draft Kings' fantasy products they tend to watch more games, they tend to be more into the statistics and doing research on the games.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on August 02, 2015

Not only has Atlanta Braves starter Julio Teheran been solid versus the Philadelphia Phillies current roster, the Braves come into this game as just a -126 road favorite.  

Daily Fantasy MLB players will want to have Teheran as part of their lineup.  He’s managed to allow just 16 hits in 85 at bats against this Phillies squad. Only three homeruns have been given up as part of that stretch.

Submitted by: Vito Conti on August 01, 2015

Looking for a solid starting pitcher for Saturday?  The Colorado Rockies Jorge De La Rosa is an excellent choice, allowing just 21 hits off of 99 at bats.  Four of those were homeruns but that is a very low number under the circumstances.

What’s great here is that Colorado was coming in as a +159 underdog for those looking to bet this game.

De La Rosa has a rather high ERA or 5.03 despite the 6-4 winning record.  Six of his last ten starts have resulted in two or fewer runs however.

Submitted by: Mary Montgomery on July 31, 2015
Albert Pujols Daily Fantasy Baseball

The Angels Albert Pujols will attempt to improve his 9 for 20 at bats record versus Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw Friday.

Pujols, who has hits in eight of his last ten games, holds a .450 ERA against Kershaw that includes four extra base runs.

Kershaw will start Friday against the Angels, coming off the DL with an injured hip.  He has not allowed a single run in his last 26 innings started.  He has permitted 14 hits over that period.

Pujols will come into this game priced around $4100.

- Dan Shapiro,

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on July 31, 2015
SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio Adds ‘FanDuel Daily’

"FANDUEL DAILY," hosted by SIRIUSXM and FANTASY ALARM's JEFF MANS and FANDUEL's JOE PISAPIA, will air weekdays 5-6p (ET) starting MONDAY.

“SIRIUSXM FANTASY SPORTS RADIO has established itself as the leading broadcaster for fantasy sports insight and advice and we will continue to be the premier on-air destination for the millions of fans now drawn to daily fantasy games,” said SIRIUSXM SVP of Sports Programming STEVE COHEN. 

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on July 31, 2015
Ian Kennedy a ‘Must Start’ for Friday Daily Fantasy Baseball

The San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy maintains a .198 ERA versus opposing batters of the Miami Marlins, making him an excellent play for your Friday Daily Fantasy Baseball (July 31).

Over this time he has allowed just 18 hits in 91 at bats, only one of those being a homerun.

Kennedy (6-9) beat the Marlins with six innings of one-run ball Saturday. He struck out seven while scattering seven hits and one walk.

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on July 31, 2015

Two of the best picks for Daily Fantasy MLB July 30 will be Atlanta’s Shelby Miller or Philadelphia’s Aaron Harang, both of which have ERAs of .207 and .208 against Thursday’s opposing rosters, respectively.

Harang you should be able to get cheap around $6500.  Miller will cost you significantly more at between $9000 and $9500.

Harang has permitted just 20 hits on 96 at bats versus the Braves batters.  Miller has allowed 20 off of 94.  Between the two starters, only five homeruns have been hit, three of which were off the more expensive pitcher.

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on July 29, 2015

The Washington Post on Tuesday published an article on how Daily Fantasy Sports has managed to become professional sports latest – what it termed – “addiction machine”.

The Post article follows a series of huge funding grabs by DFS industry leaders DraftKings and FanDuel in recent days.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on July 28, 2015

Daily Fantasy Sports site has obtained another $300 million in funding, it was revealed on Monday.  The company also announced it plans to reward at least $1 billion in contest prize money. 

The financing round includes investments from Fox Sports, Major League Baseball, the NHL and Major League Soccer, as well as Legends Hospitality (owned by the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys) and The Madison Square Garden Company (owner of the Knicks and Rangers). The Kraft Group, which owns the New England Patriots and Revolution, invested in a prior round.

Submitted by: CCostigan on July 27, 2015
Online Gambling Site Enters the Daily Fantasy Sports Business

As reported by our sister site Sunday, the popular online sports betting company has unveiled its new Daily Fantasy Sports platform.  It becomes the first North American-facing wagering site to offer DFS contests for real money.

Outside of Yahoo, which entered the sector two weeks ago, also becomes one of the oldest established companies to enter the space.  Sportsbook started taking bets online in 1997.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on July 26, 2015 Review: Site to Launch by Year’s End, CEO Joe Brennan Jr

New to the Daily Fantasy Sports scene is  The company’s CEO is a long time industry visionary, Joe Brennan, Jr. 

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on July 25, 2015

Looking for a hot starting pitcher to complete your Daily Fantasy Sports roster for Saturday.  Be sure to go with Gio Gonzalez.

The Nationals starting pitcher has allowed just 10 hits off of 69 at bats versus the current opposition (the Pirates).  He’s only permitted 4 extra base hits and 1 homerun over that time.

Gonzalez has permitted just four runs in his last 26 innings pitched.

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on July 25, 2015

Looking for a hot starting pitcher today?  Look no further than R.A. Dickey of Toronto.

He’ll face off against an Oakland A’s team that has hit 17-for-83 at bats against him.  Only one of those was a homerun.

Dickey has permitted just three runs over his last thirteen innings pitched but he also owns a 4.70 ERA so might not be attractive to Daily Fantasy Sports players.

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on July 23, 2015

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

Keith McDonnell, CEO of KMI Gaming will present on “Daily Fantasy Sports in Europe & Asia” and will discuss the critically different factors in these regions, when compared to the US, that will affect the future success of DFS there.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on July 22, 2015

Leading Daily Fantasy Sports site DraftKings has entered into a lucrative ad deal with ESPN in which it plans to pay the sports network $250 million over the next two years.

This news comes just one month after ESPN parent company was set to pay DraftKings $250 million as part of an investment deal.  They backed out last minute.

As part of that deal, DraftKings was initially to spend $500 million on advertising with ESPN.  That arrangement has since been restructured.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on July 20, 2015
Zack Grienke Daily Fantasy Sports Opportunity Comes This Friday

With Zach Grienke riding a 43 2/3 innings scoreless streak Sunday, our sister site decided to look ahead towards his next start on Friday and guess what they found?

The Dodgers starter holds a .214 ERA over the next team he faces, the New York Mets.  He’ll take on the Mets Friday, a team that has only hit 30 of 140 at bats against him with just four homeruns. 

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on July 19, 2015

Max Steinberg, a fixture on the Daily Fantasy Sports circuit, has made it to the World Series of Poker coveted November Nine final table. Steinberg is a perfect example of just how the poker and Daily Fantasy Sports sectors mesh.

Steinberg has won the Victiv Bowl and countless MLB Monster wins.  He has also qualified for the FanDuel Playboy Baseball Championship.  More importantly, it was DraftKings, a WSOP sponsor, that allowed Steinberg to win his Main Event entry.

Submitted by: Vito Conti on July 15, 2015
Let’s face it: the DraftKing ads that we’ve been inundated with over the past several months have been pretty good.  But the world’s second largest Daily Fantasy Sports wants to shed its “frat boy” image with a $200 million media spend, six times last year’s ad spend.

Let’s face it: the DraftKing ads that we’ve been inundated with over the past several months have been pretty good.  But the world’s second largest Daily Fantasy Sports wants to shed its “frat boy” image with a $200 million media spend, six times last year’s ad spend. 

This could have something to do with DraftKing’s recent partnership with Disney-owned ESPN. Or it could just be the company wanting to expand its appeal to a wider audience.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on July 10, 2015

Kevin Marra, CEO of Birdie Fantasy Golf will speak on the business model of daily fantasy golf at the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo, taking place Aug 6-7, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

The event deals with the business of fantasy sports business and Golf, for whatever reason, is surging as one of the most popular Fantasy Sports components.

Some of this has to do with the likes of promoting $1 million Fantasy Golf events but there could also be a correlation with Golf discovering a new superstar in Jordan Spieth. 

Watch the video below.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on July 09, 2015

Jeffrey Koors, Manager of Project Management for Fantasy Products at CBS Sports, will be speaking at the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo to be held August 6-7 in beautiful Miami Beach just down the street from’s headquarters.   He will be one of a handful of representatives from CBS Sports Fantasy division.

DFSE deals with the business of fantasy sports business. Mr. Koors will focus bringing a competitive product to market quickly using agile and scrum methodologies.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on July 09, 2015 is once again presenting its $100K Drive the Green Contest with a cap of 105.4K entrants each paying $3 for their share of $275,000 in prize money.  The winner will claim $100,000.  Second place pays $10,000.  20958th place or better will each cash out.

Thursday kicks off the 2015 Scottish Open with Justin Rose a 12-1 odds favorite to win followed by Phil Mickelson (14-1) and Rickie Fowler  (20-1).

Submitted by: Don Shapiro on July 08, 2015

eSports gambling site UNIKRN will likely enter the U.S. market next month, according to founder and CEO Rahul Sood, though it is likely to do so in its current form.

Online gambling is considered illegal in the U.S.  Fantasy sports is not.

 “If you are in the U.S., UNIKRN Arena will be made available in the next month and it’s going to be awesome,” Sood said.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on June 30, 2015
Green Bay Packers Daily Fantasy Football Season Outlook – 2015 has your Green Bay Packers Daily Fantasy Football outlook for 2015

Make no mistake about it, this team will live or die by whether starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers can remain healthy for the duration of the season.  He is among the top three Daily Fantasy starting QBs and you will pay a hefty price for him. 

Submitted by: Vito Conti on June 29, 2015