DiRTy Plays Fan Night Tuesday

April 14th, 2015

We are down to the final 3 days of the regular season and for your daily NBA fantasy tournaments as such, we are extending our invite to a complete breakdown that will included – specials – analysis  – projections set for you to win fresh-lettuce tonight – go to the current RotoCanon page for the week or click DiRTyPlays. Tonight features several playoff contending teams including OKC and the Pelicans.  Use our DiRTyPlays, it helps you win.  We have placed the same information we send to members on our RotoCanon page for you and you will notice that it might be a good idea to look at CJ Miles & David West tonight as they top our list of #Sleepers.

It’s crunch time as the NBA is coming to a close in the coming weeks and we want you to win.  Join our FreeRoll on DraftKings as well as our beginners double up on Fan Duel.  Just click any of the links or pictures and be sure to take our poll on information provided in our DiRTyPlays segment as we look for you to tell us what level of information you are looking for.

 

MLB Update

As the MLB season has kicked off, we are still in the process of testing theories, stats and information as it pertains to pertinent information, analysis, projections and subsequently lineup creation.  Over the coming weeks, we will be providing a daily set of players we have identified as having top matchups and/or hot streaks.  We will also provide you with a lineup for both Fan Duel & DraftKings that you might consider playing each night.  Just go to our DiRTyPlays page for the week and each day there will be a section for MLB.  We want your feedback, so contact us and as we release special contests, designed for our subscriber base, you can simply click any of the banners for each site to be taken directly there to enter the lineups we have prepared for you.

 

DiRTy Plays Case of the Mondays

April 13th, 2015

We are down to the final 3 days of the regular season and for your daily NBA fantasy tournaments as such, we are extending our invite to a complete breakdown that will included – specials – analysis  – projections set for you to win fresh-lettuce tonight – go to the current RotoCanon page for the week or click DiRTyPlays. Tonight features several playoff contending teams including OKC and the Pelicans.  Use our DiRTyPlays, it helps you win.  We have placed the same information we send to members on our RotoCanon page for you and you will notice that it might be a good idea to look at Omri Casspi & Rodney Hood tonight as they top our list of #Sleepers.

It’s crunch time as the NBA is coming to a close in the coming weeks and we want you to win.  Join our FreeRoll on DraftKings as well as our beginners double up on Fan Duel.  Just click any of the links or pictures and be sure to take our poll on information provided in our DiRTyPlays segment as we look for you to tell us what level of information you are looking for.

 

MLB Update

As the MLB season has kicked off, we are still in the process of testing theories, stats and information as it pertains to pertinent information, analysis, projections and subsequently lineup creation.  Over the coming weeks, we will be providing a daily set of players we have identified as having top matchups and/or hot streaks.  We will also provide you with a lineup for both Fan Duel & DraftKings that you might consider playing each night.  Just go to our DiRTyPlays page for the week and each day there will be a section for MLB.  We want your feedback, so contact us and as we release special contests, designed for our subscriber base, you can simply click any of the banners for each site to be taken directly there to enter the lineups we have prepared for you.

 

DiRTy Plays Opening Day Friday

April 10th, 2015

We are down to the final 5 days of the regular season and for your daily NBA fantasy tournaments as such, we are extending our invite to a complete breakdown that will included – specials – analysis  – projections set for you to win fresh-lettuce tonight – go to the current RotoCanon page for the week or click DiRTyPlays. Tonight features several playoff contending teams including OKC and the Pelicans.  Use our DiRTyPlays, it helps you win.  We have placed the same information we send to members on our RotoCanon page for you and you will notice that it might be a good idea to look at Omri Casspi & Ryan Kelly tonight as they top our list of #Sleepers.

It’s crunch time as the NBA is coming to a close in the coming weeks and we want you to win.  Join our FreeRoll on DraftKings as well as our beginners double up on Fan Duel.  Just click any of the links or pictures and be sure to take our poll on information provided in our DiRTyPlays segment as we look for you to tell us what level of information you are looking for.

 

MLB Update

As the MLB season has kicked off, we are still in the process of testing theories, stats and information as it pertains to pertinent information, analysis, projections and subsequently lineup creation.  Over the coming weeks, we will be providing a daily set of players we have identified as having top matchups and/or hot streaks.  We will also provide you with a lineup for both Fan Duel & DraftKings that you might consider playing each night.  Just go to our DiRTyPlays page for the week and each day there will be a section for MLB.  We want your feedback, so contact us and as we release special contests, designed for our subscriber base, you can simply click any of the banners for each site to be taken directly there to enter the lineups we have prepared for you.

Strategic Planning

With the complexity of building your daily MLB fantasy baseball lineup, we wanted to provide you with some of the strategic evaluations that we implement in our systematic approach to selecting players each day.  We want your feedback, please go to our DiRTy Plays for the week, let us know what other information you would like or feel you need.  If you just want our lineups, that’s great, just answer one quick question so we can ensure we have those features available in the future.

Start Small: Do not jump into an expensive tournament without understanding how it all works. Try a freeroll or some of the cheaper games. You’ll start to understand when to spend on a big hitter or when to roll the dice on a cheap player.

Righty/lefty splits are HUGE:With daily play, you will want to play right-handed hitters against left-handed pitchers, and left-handed hitters against right-handed pitchers. This is usually the most important thing to consider when working on lineups. Knowing that Josh Donaldson hit 50 points higher against left-handed pitchers last season, with a ton of power, should make a difference in your lineups — when he faces lefties.

Ballpark factors are very important:Take into consideration which parks are best for hitters (Coors Field, Citizens Bank Park, Great America Ball Park, Camden Yards and U.S. Cellular Field) and which parks are best for pitchers (Marlins Park, PNC Park, AT&T Park, Target Field, PetCo Park or O.co Coliseum) when determining a daily lineup.

Consider lightly, batter vs. pitcher stats:You might believe how this hitter has a .424 batting average against this pitcher, and how this hitter has just three hits in 21 at-bats against this pitcher. But be careful and not let that affect your lineup as much as their righty/lefty splits or the park in which they’re playing. Think of it this way: the more a batter sees a pitcher, the better he can figure him out — and vice-versa. Generally speaking, these sample sizes are not big enough to give too much credit.

50/50 games are your friends:One of the quickest mistakes people make when they play daily games is that they want to jump into the big tournaments and try to turn a few bucks into a big payday. The odds are very much against you, and you’re likely going up against veteran players that have multiple entries in the tournament. But in 50/50 or Head-to-Head games, you only have to finish in the top 50 percent of the entrants, rather than the top 15 percent.

Consider longshots in tournaments:When you play in tournaments, you’re up against large numbers of people, so if you take Tulo, and most of them also take Tulo, then you all just cancel each other out. But if you start Santana, saving $5,000 in salary cap space, you’ll have a chance to put that money elsewhere in your lineup — granted, you’ll still need to get points out of Santana, but that’s the trick. With that said, you still need some good players in your lineup, but you might want to pepper in some longshots with decent matchups.

Steer clear of longshots in 50/50 games:Since you only have to beat half the field to win, there’s no reason to take big chances. You don’t want to score the highest in the group, you just want to be above half the teams. Don’t reach for a pitcher you have a hunch on, or a gimpy player you think will leg it out.

On-base percentage is key:Make sure you check the differences in scoring if you play on multiple sites. Most sites will give you points for standard fare, like hits, total bases, RBI and runs, but some will also give you points for walks. When you’re scrambling for players near the bottom of the barrel, try to find players with decent on-base percentages.

Big hitters can make a big difference:There are some daily fantasy baseball sites that deduct points if a player gets an out, and then more points if that player strikes out.  A Home-Run Hitter usually is going to do one of three things: draw a walk, strike out, or hit the ball out of the park.

Don’t pay for catchers:Just like in traditional play, catchers are necessary evils in daily fantasy baseball. But you can pay for a lower salaried catcher that has a good matchup, and not roll the dice on a much more expensive catcher — and you’ll be just fine. They just don’t do enough offensively day in and day out to make them worth their high salaries.

Pay for wins and strikeouts:You might have a hunch on a pitcher against a mediocre team, but your fantasy roster should be led by one or two pitchers that are facing bad teams. You want a pitcher that racks up innings and strikeouts, with a shot at a win at the end.

Let Twitter help you:By working closely with Twitter, you’ll be able to find out when a player has been scratched from the lineup, giving you ample time to swap him out of your daily fantasy lineup. Also, you’ll see what other players and writers are leaning toward, giving you an edge on your opponents.

 

DiRTy Plays Mega Slam Wednesday

April 8th, 2015

We are down to the final 7 days of the regular season and for your daily NBA fantasy tournaments as such, we are extending our invite to a complete breakdown that will included – specials – analysis  – projections set for you to win fresh-lettuce tonight – go to the current RotoCanon page for the week or click DiRTyPlays. Tonight features only a few games so slim pickings, therefore you will need to be precise in your selections.  Use our DiRTyPlays, it helps you win.  We have placed the same information we send to members on our RotoCanon page for you and you will notice that it might be a good idea to look at Mike Muscala & Bismack Biyombo tonight as they top our list of #Sleepers.

It’s crunch time as the NBA is coming to a close in the coming weeks and we want you to win.  Join our FreeRoll on DraftKings as well as our beginners double up on Fan Duel.  Just click any of the links or pictures and be sure to take our poll on information provided in our DiRTyPlays segment as we look for you to tell us what level of information you are looking for.

 

MLB Update

As the MLB season has kicked off, we are still in the process of testing theories, stats and information as it pertains to pertinent information, analysis, projections and subsequently lineup creation.  Over the coming weeks, we will be providing a daily set of players we have identified as having top matchups and/or hot streaks.  We will also provide you with a lineup for both Fan Duel & DraftKings that you might consider playing each night.  Just go to our DiRTyPlays page for the week and each day there will be a section for MLB.  We want your feedback, so contact us and as we release special contests, designed for our subscriber base, you can simply click any of the banners for each site to be taken directly there to enter the lineups we have prepared for you.

DiRTy Plays Fan Night Tuesday

April 7th, 2015

We are down to the final 8 days of the regular season and for your daily NBA fantasy tournaments as such, we are extending our invite to a complete breakdown that will included – specials – analysis  – projections set for you to win fresh-lettuce tonight – go to the current RotoCanon page for the week or click DiRTyPlays. Tonight features only a few games so slim pickings, therefore you will need to be precise in your selections.  Use our DiRTyPlays, it helps you win.  We have placed the same information we send to members on our RotoCanon page for you and you will notice that it might be a good idea to look at Marvin Williams and Wesley Johnson tonight as they top our list of #Sleepers.

It’s crunch time as the NBA is coming to a close in the coming weeks and we want you to win.  Join our FreeRoll on DraftKings as well as our beginners double up on Fan Duel.  Just click any of the links or pictures and be sure to take our poll on information provided in our DiRTyPlays segment as we look for you to tell us what level of information you are looking for.

DiRTy Plays Saturday Marathon

April 4th, 2015

It’s the home stretch for your daily NBA fantasy tournaments as such, we are extending our invite to a complete breakdown that will included – specials – analysis  – projections set for you to win fresh-lettuce tonight – go to the current RotoCanon page for the week or click DiRTyPlays. Tonight features only a few games so slim pickings, therefore you will need to be precise in your selections.  Use our DiRTyPlays, it helps you win.  We have placed the same information we send to members on our RotoCanon page for you and you will notice that it might be a good idea to look at Marvin Williams and Bradley Beal tonight as they top our list of #Sleepers.

It’s crunch time as the NBA is coming to a close in the coming weeks and we want you to win.  Join our FreeRoll on DraftKings as well as our beginners double up on Fan Duel.  Just click any of the links or pictures and be sure to take our poll on information provided in our DiRTyPlays segment as we look for you to tell us what level of information you are looking for.

3rd Stone from the Sun

There are many hard lessons to be learned from the “degenerate” experience, but the harshest one of them all is the difference between having Fun and being Smart.  It is the difference between Winning and Losing, on most days, and on Saturday the Final Four will be a lesson for fun-loving Losers.  It does not matter if you have Wisconsin or Michigan St winning it all.  Nor does it matter if you have Duke or Kentucky – the line for both games is 5 and if anyone tells you they know how it all plays out with certainty, well…you’ve been warned.

Saturday has never been kind or forgiving to these people.  They are taught all their lives that Saturday Night is when even idiots can cut loose and take risks that would be out of the question on any other night.  Get drunk, shoot guns, dance naked in public, or even crouch in your basement and hack into the NSA database…

If Sunday is the Lord’s day, then Saturday belongs to the devil.  It is the only night of the week when he gives out Free-passes to the Freak Show at the Too Much Fun Club.  Not everyone believes this, of course, and the doubters are not without wisdom.  However, it is no accident that Dog-Racing Tracks do phenomenal business on Saturday, or that people swarm into nightclubs and dance to a fevered beat.  Why not? At least they all have plenty of company…

Even the Jails become more crowded, and the lines are long at the neighborhood ATM.  Nobody feels guilty for things that happen on Saturday – not even the ones who fly off to Las Vegas and get married at Midnight by a Preacher who claims to be Elvis and fondles the bride while he talks.  What the hell, right?  It goes with the territory these days.  We are Modern People and we like to do Modern Things.  That is dangerous gibberish in some circles, and the “Degenerate Fraternity” is one of them.  There is nothing modern about doing dumb things for dumb reasons, and nothing new about the feelings of shame and disgrace that come down on people who think it is “Fun” to bet the outcome of Wrestlemania.

Or how much “Fun” it is to bet the Opening Day of baseball – who has the time or energy to breakdown spring-training games to evaluate whether or not the Rockies will avoid losing by more than 1.5 runs to the Brewers on Monday.  But, all that matters in the sports-gaming business is the score at the end of the day and winning at least 2 out of 3 – lest your wife files for divorce and strange men in black suits show up and kick down your door at night.

Take last night’s Suns v Warriors game as an example.  The first 47 minutes was not much to look at.  Kind of like that girl who doesn’t wear makeup and then suddenly decides to dress up and you can’t take your eyes off her in the last minute.  The Suns and Warriors traded leads in the last 26 seconds, 4 times.  Only to see Chef Curry bust a 3 – free salsa for everyone!  It’s a game like that, that is Fun to watch, a hospital stay to bet.


The Smart play, however, is that Steph Curry will be the MVP.  He’s the best player, on the best team, that could finish one loss shy of equaling the 95-96 Bulls and their 70-12 record.  The other guys? NO shot.  Except James Harden, he does deserve it.  The way he has scored 30+ points in a game 33 times.  The way he has had to lift his entire team, alone.  It’s impressive and it seems on a night-by-night basis both Harden and Curry trade metaphorical blows trying to knock the other guy out from the race.  It says something about the Warriors championship aspirations by continuing to grind out W’s when they don’t need them – their position is secured.  Jason Whitlock said on PTI yesterday, that watching the ballet between Curry and Harden was reminiscent of Ali/Frazier.  Harden being relentless, the power player that wants to punish you with drives to the basket.   While Curry is the Wizard that floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee.  The parallels are spooky, and the Smart thing would be to see them matched up in the playoffs.

Let’s all have more Fun, and have faith in a government that reaches a nuclear framework with Iran as John Boehner sips Netanyahu-Jockstrap-Tea in Israel; accept that on the same day we remember the first Zombie, it will also be the death-a-versary of Kurt Cobain‘s murder-suicide 21 years ago; trust that Ken Griffey Jr doubled in his first at-bat against Dave Stewart today in 1989; regard the Pony Express debuted today in 1860; admit Jesse James was shot by that coward Robert Ford today in 1882; swallow that Annie Hall beat Star Wars for best picture today in 1978, and affirm the Unabomber was arrested today in 1996.  Sunday is the Lord’s day and we shall use it to reflect upon the final Saturday of college basketball, feast on Easter ham, and welcome the start of baseball – Amen, Hallelujah – where’s the aspirin?