Teaching You How to #Win – DiRTy Plays NBA Monday


As you already know we are building the Lineup Analyzer™ for NBA as we speak and we will be releasing some of the information and content a few times per week moving forward, so stay tuned for more.

What we will be looking to provide are some of the recommended lineups that DC*3PO has generated each day and tracking the overall performance here so you can see the progress each week.  Good Luck and let us know if you have suggestions here.

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With a ton of options tonight as you look to kick start your holiday weekend, we are only giving our top projected lineup for tonight’s contest.  Coming in with a projection of 307.8, take a look and see who we got tonight. Have suggestions that you would like to run by us, just contact us here and don’t forget to start your FREE TRIAL for the NFL today.  If you sign up today, we will be giving a special promotion for the holiday weekend.

DraftKings Lineups

DK_NBA_WednesdayFor DraftKings tonight we are also just giving out our top projected lineup. There are a ton of options out there and we would love to here from you. Our #1 guy for tonight is Brandon Knight. He is going up against the 28th ranked defense against the PG position so far this season. Next we have Porzingis who is just on a tear right now and because he is still in the price range for his output, take him for sure. Take your pick between LeBron and Anthony Davis tonight and Sefolosha is our top #Sleeper as he is expected to start again tonight.

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Teaching You How to #Win – NFL Week 12 Absolutes

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Absolute Must Have

Looking into week 12, our #1 QB for the week, which did come as a surprise to me, given the defense that he opposes, it is Tom Brady. In fact, he is our #AbsoluteMustHave for both FanDuel and DraftKings this week. The Denver defense isn’t anything to shrug your shoulders about and they did make Aaron Rodgers look awful in Denver just a few weeks ago. That said, things have changed quite a bit since that Sunday night game. The Patriots are 10 – 0 with a MASH unit and the Broncos are playing with their backup QB and have lost 2 of their last 3 games. The key to this matchup is going to be Gronkowski. For the first time, on Monday night, I watched a defense actually be able to contain Gronk but I’m not sure that the Broncos have the defensive backs to hold the seem route. The fact that Osweiler is going to be QB, I suspect Darth Bill will have a specific game plan for him and put Brady on a short field more often than not in this game. Brady’s projection on DraftKings is 25.18 and 22.27 on FanDuel.

***Reminder Must Have’s are salaries that are $7,800 and higher


Absolute Notable

Moving onto our #AbsoluteNotable for week 12, we have Matt Ryan topping this list for the first time on DraftKings this season. It is crazy to think that the Falcons were once 5 – 0 and since then have gone 1 – 4 and looked absolutely pitiful. They turn the ball over in the redzone every single game and that is largely due to Matt Ryan. He also through a pick 6 from the 3 yard line last week that ultimately cost them the game. All that being said, this is daily Fantasy, not the NFL and so Matt Ryan has put up solid numbers and he has the best WR in the game in Julio Jones. The Vikings got torched by James Jones last week so that leaves no reason to believe that they will be able to stop him in any manner this week. Look for Ryan to put up 312 yards, 2 TD’s and 0 Int’s this week in a solid victory as the Falcons make a push for the post season. If they lose this one, they are done and won’t win again in 2015. As for FanDuel we have a sneaky play with the news of Manziel being demoted coming out today, our #AbsoluteNotable is Josh McCown. Look this guy has been huge this year and they get to play against the terrible secondary of the Ravens on Monday night. He will be owned by less than 10% of the field in all contests and this also means that look for Gary Big Game Barnidge to play a huge role for the Browns. In games where McCown has played, Barnidge scored in 6 straight contests and was leading the NFL in TD’s through week 8.

***Reminder Notables are salaries between $5,200 and $7,800


Absolute Sleeper


In our last segment we look to give you the #AbsoluteSleeper for the upcoming week and this week on DraftKings we have, Josh McCown! I have already explained why this is a great play this week and that is largely due to the matchup and the percentage of ownership this guy represents. I suggest building a lineup around him as his $5,000 salary and potential to get you 25+ Fantasy points, he is a must play in at least one lineup this weekend. For FanDuel we have Stephen Gostkowski this week. Yeah, I said it, Gostkowski a Kicker makes this list. The reason for that is because all this guy does is score double digits each and every week. He plays at Mile High this weekend where, kickers come to parish and look for another 3 FG performance as he puts up 14 points. Did you know that Gostkowski has outscored 4 teams WR’s for the season, pretty incredible! My #1 sleeper for the upcoming week TJ Yeldon with a salary of $4,800 on DraftKings, this is a strong play and will allow for you to take Peterson against the Falcons this weekend. Yeldon has also had consecutive games of over 20 touches and he gets the Charges 32nd ranked defense against the RB position this season and coming off 3 rushing TD’s last Sunday against the Chiefs. For FanDuel, Yeldon is only $6,500 which the average cost of an RB on FanDuel this season has been $7,300 so he is below cost and should have at least one TD this weekend.

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Jive Turkeys & Much Ado About Stuffing

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Jive Turkey

Holy Moley! It’s Thanksgiving again, just like that, and the air is crisp with young footballs. There will be NFL games on TV almost every day from now until Christmas — and, after that, March of next year, which is a long way off.

The Gods of Sport are always Hungry in the winter. They feed twice a day, and they don’t take no for an answer.

I was brooding on this last night, when the phone rang and jerked me back to reality. It was an old friend, calling with a frog in his throat. I could barely hear his voice.

“Speak up!” I said sharply. “I thought I told you never to call me on your cell phone. You sound like some kind of Eskimo whore.”

“Sorry,” he whispered. “I’ll call you back on a land line.” Then I thought I heard him laugh, just before the phone went dead again.

“Are you drunk?” I asked when he called back.

“No,” he replied. “I am high on life. Good things are happening, I want to run in a marathon.”

“Calm down!” I warned him. “Don’t embarrass yourself in public. People will lose all respect for you.”

“Public?” he said nervously. “What do you mean, public? We are talking on a secure land line. I would never talk like that in a public place. So you think I am stupid?”

“Of course not,” I told him. “You are nowhere near stupid. You are smart as a whip. Nothing stupid will ever come between us – at least not in public.”

“What are you trying to tell me?” he snapped. “Are you already jealous of me?”

“No,” I said. “Why would I be jealous?  You’ll be suffering, chasing some imaginary feeling that only leads to sore feet and heart attacks.  Just ask Jim Fixx, he was a jogger and died, while jogging – no sir, I’ll be watching football, drinking barley-pops, and enjoying the loosening of my waistband.”  He continued to babble on about who knows what, told him good-luck and hung up, ain’t nobody got time for that…not this time of year!

As for those insufferable people you might have to share a table with who have waited all year to give you their hot-takes – here’s how to respond to those jabberwocky’s

Source: How to discuss sports with non-fans this Thanksgiving.


5 reasons Bears fans should be thankful for Jay.

There might not be a quarterback in the NFL who has been criticized as strongly and as consistently over the course of his career as Chicago’s Jay Cutler.

A lot of this has been deserved, mind you, and he hasn’t done himself any favors at times – OK, at many times — with his press-conference demeanor. The much-maligned QB is playing quite well for Chicago, and the Bears’ struggles are far from his fault.

Source: Five reasons Bears fans should be thankful for Jay Cutler. No, seriously.


2016 H.O.F. Semi-Finalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame narrowed the field of potential members of the Class of 2016 to 25 semifinalists on Tuesday, including players like Brett Favre, Terrell Owens and Kurt Warner.

Favre and Owens are two of five players to be named semifinalists for the first time, along with Tony Boselli, Alan Faneca and Sam Mills, although only Favre, Owens and Faneca are in their first year of eligibility. Terrell Davis and Kevin Greene are each semifinalists for the 10th time, the most for any of the 25 remaining nominees.

The list of 25 semifinalists was cut from a group of 108 nominees named in September and will be cut down to 15 in early January. The final Class of 2016 will be determined on Jan. 31 and can include no more than five modern-era members who receive an 80 percent positive vote from the selection committee.

Source: Brett Favre, Kurt Warner headline 2016 Hall of Fame semifinalists – SBNation.com


Anarchy in the U.K.

Baseball was not invented by some American in upstate New York. Rather, it evolved from a number of different bat-and-ball games like cricket, rounders, bat and trap, and stool ball. These games, first played in England, meshed together over time in important ways to form what we now know of as baseball.  It’s a fascinating history, featured in a great documentary which searches for baseball’s primordial common ancestor.

Which is to say that, while this seems odd given baseball’s almost total lack of popularity in the U.K., it’s not entirely inappropriate. It’s really just an overdue homecoming:

Source: MLB in negotiations to play a game in London | HardballTalk


Trade Winds

The Miami Marlins and Seattle Mariners are discussing a trade that would send outfielder Marcell Ozuna to the Mariners in exchange for pitching, as first reported by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.

Since hiring new GM Jerry Dipoto, the Mariners have been the most active team in baseball, swinging trades and signing several free agents. Thus far, the Mariners have acquired closer Joaquin Benoit, outfielder Leonys Martin, infielder Luis Sardinas, and pitcher Nate Karns in trades. Additionally, the team re-signed outfielder Franklin Gutierrez and signed catcher Chris Iannetta.

Source: MLB Trade Rumors: Mariners, Marlins Talking Ozuna Trade



As a basketball fan, one of life’s simplest pleasures is waking up each day and knowing there is a good chance that Lakers head coach Byron Scott is going to do or say something that is hilariously dumb. Last night, he did not disappoint.

The Lakers got smoked by the Warriors, losing the game 111-77. Getting blown out by the historically great Warriors is no great shame, but it’s hard to understand why Scott once again kept his rookie point guard, D’Angelo Russell, nailed to the bench for the entire fourth quarter. After the game, Scott explained his decision:

Source: Byron Scott Is Still Being Stupid About D’Angelo Russell


If not Football, then what?!

At this time tomorrow, Americans across the country will be preparing to gorge themselves on turkey and football. Thanksgiving is a great holiday for getting together with family and friends. It’s also a great holiday for getting so stuffed that you can’t move — and if that happens, why not plop down in a movie theater to catch up on everything you’ve missed this month? Looking for a brilliant, heavy-hitting Oscar contender? Check out Spotlight, the riveting drama about the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into the sexual abuse committed by clergy in Boston’s archdiocese. Looking for an inspirational sports drama that doesn’t pull any punches? Check out Creed, the clever sequel/spin-off of the beloved Rocky franchise. Looking for something the whole family can enjoy? Check out The Good Dinosaur, Pixar’s latest, about a world where people and dinosaurs live side-by-side.Looking for something else? Fortunately, there should be no shortage of options. Click here to check out a full November film guide, by Scott Meslow.

Source: The best movies to watch this Thanksgiving weekend