4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/31/15

The Pirates may not have the most consistent offense, but they're in a sweet position tonight against Michael Lorenzen.

The Astros Aren't Done, Trade for Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers

The Houston Astros are out to prove they're not conceding anything to anyone in the American League.

Breaking down the Brandon Moss for Rob Kaminsky trade

Did the Cardinals overpay for a mediocre hitter?

Catching Up on the NBA Offseason: The Northwest Division

Which team has had the best offseason so far in the Northwest Division? Can the Trail Blazers still win some games this year?

Analytically, How Big of an Acquisition Was David Price for the Blue Jays?

David Price's arrival in Toronto has greatly boosted the Blue Jays' chances of making the playoffs.

10 Players Due for Red Zone Regression in 2015

Regression isn't always bad, but sometimes it is. Which 10 players might not match their red zone production from 2014?

Cole Hamels Does Very Little for the Rangers in 2015

Cole Hamels is now a Texas Ranger, but that doesn't mean much for the 2015 season.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 7/30/15

As usual, Josh Donaldson is in play tonight for the beastly Toronto Blue Jays lineup.

The Seattle Seahawks Have a Salary Cap Problem: What Should They Do?

With Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner needing new deals, what should the Seahawks do to keep up their pace?

The Least Successful Wide Receivers From 2014

Which wide receivers did the least with their opportunities last year?

The Run on Rookie Backs

Which rookie running back could help you win your fantasy title?

2015 NFC South Preview: Can the Panthers Extend Their Streak?

The Panthers have taken the division title back home two years in a row. Have the Falcons, Saints, or Bucs retooled enough to threaten their streak?

How Do Defensive Schemes Influence IDP Fantasy Football?

J.J. Watt scored more fantasy points than any other defensive player in 2014, despite his role in the 3-4 defense.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/30/15

Troy Tulowitzki's Blue Jays debut went well last night, and he and the Jays have a great matchup again today.

The Best Players to Stash in Fantasy Football From the AFC South

Which under-the-radar players from the AFC South should you be targeting in fantasy football?

Scratch That: The Dodgers Are Once Again World Series Favorites

Just a few hours ago, the Royals had the best odds to win the World Series. Now, with Mat Latos, our algorithm likes the Dodgers.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 7/29/15

Are the Yankees about to go nuts again in Texas tonight?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/29/15

The Yankees may have busted out the bats last night, but they could do so again if Colby Lewis' struggles against left-handed batters continue.

Do the Washington Nationals Actually Need Jonathan Papelbon?

The Nationals shored up their bullpen by snagging Papelbon, but did they really need to?

Thanks to the Ben Zobrist Trade, the Royals Now Have the Best Odds to Win This Year's World Series

Kansas City has struck again, this time landing one of the best all-around players in baseball. Now, this team looks unstoppable.

3 Late-Round Running Backs Le'Veon Bell Owners Should Target in Fantasy Football Drafts

If you get Le'Veon Bell, here are three replacements for you during his two-week suspension.

Is Jimmy Garoppolo Going to Be a Worthwhile Waiver Wire Pickup in Fantasy Football?

With Brady's suspension upheld, will Garoppolo give you any value?

Why Tight End Premium Fantasy Football Leagues Shouldn't Drastically Change Tight End Values

If your tight end is rewarded 1.5 points per reception, should you draft him higher?

Is Martellus Bennett's Touchdown Potential Being Overlooked?

Julius Thomas had 12 touchdowns each of the past two years under John Fox and Adam Gase. Can they bring this touchdown potential to Martellus Bennett in the Windy City?

What's Next for the Blue Jays and Rockies Following the Troy Tulowitzki Trade?

Can an even better lineup hide the Blue Jays' lack of pitching? And what should the Rockies do with the rest of their lineup?

4 Reasons Why the Miami Heat Will Be NBA Title Contenders in 2016

This isn't your LeBron-led Heat of yesteryear, but they're being dangerously overlooked.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 7/28/15

It could be another big night for Toronto bats, especially Josh Donaldson.

Catching Up on the NBA Offseason: The Central Division

Which team has had the best offseason so far in the Central Division? Can the Cavaliers stay on top?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/28/15

The Blue Jays are facing Adam Morgan at home. This is not a drill, people.

With Their Recent Moves, Are the New York Mets Legitimate Contenders?

They're a year ahead of schedule, but it looks like New York is making a run for it now.

The Best Players to Stash in Fantasy Football From the NFC North

Which under-the-radar players from the NFC North should you be targeting in fantasy football?

The Least Consistent Quarterbacks of 2014

Blake Bortles had one of the worst quarterback seasons our database has ever seen. Who else made the list?

Is Forgetting About Torrey Smith a Mistake in Fantasy Football This Year?

Smith has always been a weekly nightmare, but isn't an 11th-round draft cost too cheap?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 7/27/15

With such a poor pitching slate tonight, Lance Lynn is easily our algorithm's top option.

The 7 Most Efficient Seasons By 30-Plus-Year-Old Running Backs Since the Turn of the Century

Which running backs were able to stave off father time to produce the most efficient seasons over the past 15 seasons?

6 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 17

Joe Ross can't be touched right now. If he stays in the rotation, he should be on your fantasy roster.

Should a 32-Year-Old Frank Gore Really Be an Early-Round Fantasy Football Draft Target?

Frank Gore's age is forcing some fantasy owners to think twice about drafting him. Should they?


Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: Wednesday Offers Multiple Streaming Options

As we focus on the pitchers to stream, it's a day of the week that takes the spotlight.

With Johnny Cueto, Only One Team Has a Higher Probability of Winning the World Series Than the Royals

The Royals' acquisition of Cueto will help them -- a lot -- in their quest for a return trip to the World Series.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/27/15

The Yankees may be expensive tonight, but they've got the upside to back it up.

Who’s Behind Joseph Randle in the Dallas Backfield?

With the loss of DeMarco Murray, there’s going to be a lot of carries to account for in the Cowboys backfield.

We Know Even Less About Martavis Bryant Than We Think We Know

Martavis Bryant took the fantasy football world by storm last season. Will it continue this year, too?

Catching Up on the NBA Offseason: The Southwest Division

There has been a lot of player movement in the Southwest Division this summer. Which team has had the best offseason so far?

Fantasy Football Debate: Should you Draft Demarco Murry or Lesean McCoy?

DraftKings MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 7/24/15

Corey Kluber's on the mound in a plus matchup tonight. Did he make it into our DraftKings optimal lineup?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/24/15

With the Houston Astros facing Jeremy Guthrie's league-high SIERA, it's time to roll out the boom-or-bust offense yet again.

5 Reasons You Should Be Drafting Mark Ingram This Year

Mark Ingram broke free last season and became fantasy relevant for the first time in his career. Is he ready to keep things going in 2015?

2015 AFC East Preview: Can Anyone Take Down the Patriots?

With improvements to the rest of the division and with Tom Brady suspended for the first month of the season, is this the year a new team sits atop the AFC East?

Why Aramis Ramirez Is a Perfect Fit for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez is returning to the place where his MLB career began. What does it mean for the Pirates?

Is Investing a Top Fantasy Football Draft Pick on Unproven Players a Mistake?

Do the numbers indicate that Carlos Hyde, Latavius Murray and Joseph Randle should be avoided early in drafts?

Fantasy Football Debate: Should You Draft Jordan Matthews or Brandin Cooks


Why the Packers Might Not Need a Tight End in the Passing Game

With talent at receiver, the Packers don’t need a great tight end to sustain offensive success.

With Scott Kazmir, the Astros May Have the Best Rotation in the American League

The first domino in baseball's month-long bazaar has fallen. What does the trade for Scott Kazmir mean?

Does T.Y. Hilton Deserve an Elite-Level Contract?

Hilton's rookie deal is up after the 2015 season. Should we consider the speedy receiver one of the best in the league?

Is Mike Evans Going to Join the Fantasy Football Elite This Season?

Evans, with his size and skillset, has uncapped potential, but will he put it all together in year two?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 7/23/15

It's another Clayton Kershaw night. Get your cash game lineups ready.

Catching Up on the NBA Offseason: The Atlantic Division

Which team in the Atlantic Division has had the best offseason so far?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/23/15

With Zack Godley coming all the way up from Double-A, it could be time to unleash the Brewers' bats.

4 Wide Receivers Worth a Late-Round Pick in Your Fantasy Football Drafts

Winning your fantasy championship takes late-round acumen. These receivers may help you get there.

MLB Trade Deadline: Why the Royals Should Not Go All-In on a Starting Pitcher

Kansas City is dealing with a troublesome starting pitching staff, but they should resist the urge to go for a top-tier starter.

I Don't Understand the Jarvis Landry Love in Fantasy Football

Jarvis Landry has a fifth-round cost in fantasy football, but does it add up?

5 Takeaways From the 2015 NBA Summer League

What did we learn from this year's mid-summer roundball session?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 7/22/15 (Night Slate)

Matt Holliday was back to his old self last night, and he should have success again tonight.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/22/15

The Rays have struggled mightily against righties, but those shortcomings have been largely non-existent against lefties.

Will Jordan Matthews Break Out in His Second Season in the NFL?

Is Jordan Matthews a bargain at his fourth-round ADP in fantasy football drafts this season?

3 Quarterbacks Who Can Get to the Next Level This Year

Which three quarterbacks are primed to make the leap into the next ecehlon of play?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 7/21/15

Prince Fielder against Kyle Kendrick at Coors is a match made in heaven. Who else should you play tonight?

Does a Great NFL Defense Spark Fantasy Success for the Offense?

Don't blame your own defense for your offense's struggles.

MLB Power Rankings: Can Anyone Stop the Angels?

The Angels continue to rise in our rankings, and are now closing in on the top five.

Are People Undervaluing Jordy Nelson in Fantasy Football?

Are people undervaluing last year's third-highest PPR fantasy scoring wide receiver?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/21/15

The Indians' offense has been slipping as of late, but with Matt Garza just coming off of the disabled list, they have a high ceiling tonight.

Is Ty Lawson the Final Piece to the Houston Rockets’ Championship Puzzle?

The Rockets bought in low on Ty Lawson, but this bargain move could be the one that gets Houston back to the NBA Finals.

How Good Has Zack Greinke Been During His Scoreless Streak?

The Dodgers' hurler is on a scoreless streak not seen in more than a quarter century.

Can College Running Back Receptions Teach Us Anything About Their NFL Potential?

How difficult is it to predict how a running back catches the football at the NFL level?

Why Teams Shouldn't Bother Signing Reggie Wayne

After a long and productive career, things aren't looking great for Reggie Wayne. And as a result, he has little to offer teams in 2015.

Your Fantasy Football Draft Strategy Shouldn't Change in Leagues With 6 Points Per Touchdown Pass

If a quarterback is awarded six points for a touchdown pass in your fantasy league, your draft strategy really shouldn't change.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 7/20/15

The pitching options aren't fantastic tonight, but Gio Gonzalez could be in store for a great start.

Buyer Beware: Carlos Hyde Could Disappoint in 2015

Will Carlos Hyde stumble in his sophomore season for fantasy football managers? The numbers aren't looking great.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/20/15

Matt Wisler has had success so far in his career, but he gets a tough matchup tonight in the big-bopping Dodgers.

Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: Brett Anderson Is Too Good to Be Just a Streamer

There are pitchers who deserve the streaming title long-term. Brett Anderson is not one of them anymore.

6 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 16

Randal Grichuk has been mashing the ball this year, but he's still only owned in 27 percent of ESPN leagues. That should change.

Is It Time For the Red Sox to Trade Dustin Pedroia?

With a few quality second basemen in the Red Sox farm system, is it time for the Red Sox to look to the future?

MLB Trade Deadline: Is Cole Hamels Worth the Price?

Cole Hamels is among the most sought-after prizes at this year's trade deadline. But is he worth the price?

Making Sense of the Cleveland Browns' Backfield Situation

Will one of the Browns' three young tailbacks run away with the lead back role in Cleveland, or do we have a full-blown running-back-by-committee on our hands?

The Best Players to Stash in Fantasy Football From the NFC South

A team-by-team look at the most talented players no one is talking about in the NFC South.

Why Joseph Randle's Average Draft Position Isn't All That Bad

As the likely starting running back behind a loaded Dallas offensive line, Randle could be ready to produce in 2015.

Is Brandon Marshall Right? Has Kyle Orton Been the Best Quarterback He's Played With?

Brandon Marshall said that Kyle Orton was the best quarterback he's ever played with. What about Jay Cutler?

Call Me Crazy, But I'm Not Drafting Odell Beckham in Fantasy Football This Season

Beckham flashed nearly unprecedented numbers as a rookie, but his draft cost doesn't make sense in fantasy football.

4 Running Backs Ready to Make the Leap to the Next Fantasy Football Tier

Which running backs are about to become fantasy football studs in 2015?

DeSean Jackson's Upside Makes Him a Huge Fantasy Football Value

Being a DeSean Jackson owner in fantasy football can be ultra frustrating, but there are reasons to embrace the volatility.

Is Leonard Hankerson a Post-Hype Fantasy Football Savior in 2015?

Undrafted in both redraft and dynasty leagues, can Leonard Hankerson be the fantasy surprise of 2015?

DraftKings MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 7/17/15

With a matchup against a southpaw, look for Lorenzo Cain to start off the second half of the season with a bang tonight.

Why You Should Target LeGarrette Blount In Your Fantasy Football Drafts

Now back in a more feature role in New England, Blount could emerge as a true draft day steal.

Is Ryan Tannehill About to Become a Top-Tier Fantasy Football Quarterback?

Could Tannehill use his new weapons and become a star on the fake football gridiron?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/17/15

The New York Yankees were built for Yankee Stadium. Can they be the team that breaks through against Mike Montgomery?

MLB Trade Deadline: Predicting the Destinations for Top Starting Pitchers

Starting pitchers are usually all the rage at the trade deadline, and this year should be no exception. Here's where the available arms could be headed.

Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: Post All-Star Break Targets

It's time to jump back into streaming pitchers with a breakout right-hander and veteran southpaw.

Philip Rivers Is Being Undervalued in Fantasy Football (Again)

Rivers is still one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and drafters seem to have forgotten that.

Are Two Great Fantasy Football Receivers Being Overlooked in Baltimore?

Why Steve Smith Sr. and Breshad Perriman are severely undervalued in redraft leagues.

10 Surprising NFL Stats From 2014 That Could Help Your Fantasy Football Teams in 2015

Aaron Rodgers was the best player in the league last season. Don't forget that.

How Many Catches Could Justin Forsett Have This Year?

Can new Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman turn Justin Forsett into the league's top pass-catching running back in 2015?

Dez and Demaryius Get Paid: What Does It Mean?

Both Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas got new contracts, but the structures will impact their teams in completely different ways.

The Most Consistent Quarterbacks of 2014

Drew Brees didn't always look like Drew Brees last year, but he was probably better than you think.

MLB Power Rankings Update: Which Teams Are in the Best Shape Heading Into the Season's Second Half?

The Pirates had two big walk-off wins before the All-Star break. Are they now the favorites to take the NL Central?

Is Russell Wilson Overvalued in Fantasy Football?

Russell Wilson outperformed his draft position last year. Can he repeat this in 2015?

Is Demaryius Thomas Quarterback-Proof?

Many worry that when Peyton Manning retires, Demaryius Thomas's production will nosedive. Is that true?

Can DeAndre Hopkins Produce Despite Mediocre Quarterback Play?

We know Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett aren't very good, so how will that affect DeAndre Hopkins in 2015?

Hypothetically, What Would the Cowboys' Passing Offense Have Looked Like Without Dez Bryant?

Dez Bryant reportedly has a deal, but what would the Cowboys look like without him?

Antonio Brown's 2014 Season Was More Ridiculous Than You Probably Realize

Antonio Brown had a huge season last year, but it may be even better than you remember.

3 Wide Receivers Primed to Make the Jump in Fantasy Football This Season

Indentifying breakout wide receivers in the preseason is a difficult venture, but can pay off mightily for fantasy owners if done successfully. Here are three candidates who could approach their ceilings in 2015.

The 5 Highest-Scoring Daily Fantasy Baseball Offenses in 2015

At the All-Star break, these five offenses have been making DFS players all over the world smile with their consistently heavy outputs.

5 Tight Ends Who Are Ready to Break Loose in 2015

These five tight ends are primed to take a huge leap in 2015 to give fantasy football managers a huge edge this upcoming season.

5 Quarterbacks Who Should Outperform Their Fantasy Football Cost This Year

These five quarterbacks can be found for a good bargain on draft day. Don't hesitate to grab them.

Envisioning the 2016 Denver Broncos: Life After Peyton?

It's long been speculated, but it gets more likely with each passing year. What happens when Peyton Manning hangs up the cleats?

Rashad Jennings Is a Big Fantasy Football Bargain

Rashad Jennings has dealt with his fair share of injuries over his career, but it's making him a value in fantasy football.

5 Things to Know About Dallas Keuchel's 2015 Season

The AL's All-Star Game starting pitcher has unique success as a heavy ground-ball pitcher.

Who Are the Front-Runners for the National League Cy Young Award?

A few National League aces look to topple Kershaw's two-year Cy Young reign.

Does Travis Kelce Offer More Fantasy Football Upside Than Jimmy Graham?

Will we see a changing of the guard at the top of the tight end position for fantasy football in 2015?

Is Latavius Murray a Fantasy Football Star in the Making?

With only 82 carries to his name, is Murray too big a risk for fantasy owners to take?

The Reds' Todd Frazier Wins the Best Home Run Derby of All-Time

Some new rules and incredible performances made the 2015 Home Run Derby the best one yet.

What Will the Workload for the Chargers' Backfield Look Like?

Will first-round rookie Melvin Gordon carry the team on his back, or will he share the ball?

Is the Oklahoma City Thunder's Defense Doomed With Enes Kanter?

Can elite rim protector Serge Ibaka save the Thunder's defense with Enes Kanter or is it completely doomed?

How Unlikely Were the Pirates' Comeback Wins?

The Pirates had back-to-back walk-off nights against the Cardinals. How likely were their victories?

The Best Players to Stash in Fantasy Football From the NFC West

A team-by-team look at the most talented players no one is talking about in the NFC West.

Roy Helu Is the Raiders Running Back to Own in Fantasy Football

Latavius Murray is being drafted as the top-dog in the Raiders' backfield, but the real fantasy football value lies with Roy Helu.

6 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 15

John Jaso has catcher eligibility, he doesn't catch, and he's hitting at the top of the order. It's the perfect combo.

Beware, Kyle Schwarber, the Curse of the Futures Game MVP

The Chicago Cubs' young catching prospect won the award, but it has a rather dubious history.

7 Backup Running Backs Who Might Be Better Than the Starter

These players aren't topping the depth chart, but their advanced metrics suggest they might be the best on the team.

5 Quarterbacks You Shouldn't Draft in Fantasy Football This Year

Expectations for Derek Carr and other young passers are high, but his brother, David, can teach us a lot about what to expect.

Why Rob Gronkowski Deserves to Be the Number One Overall Fantasy Football Pick in 2015

Does Rob Gronkowski deserve to picked number one overall in fantasy football drafts this season?

Why Marcus Mariota Is the Late-Round Quarterback Worth Taking A Chance On

Can Marcus Mariota provide the right bang for your buck in fantasy football drafts this season?

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4 Reasons Why I've Been Drafting Ryan Mathews in Best Ball Leagues

Ryan Mathews may not be his team's lead back anymore, but he's a great value in best ball leagues this year.

6 Players Who Should Have Been All-Stars This Year

While fans, players and mangers put together the rosters for the All-Star game, stats say some players got left out.

DraftKings MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 7/10/15

Can Gerrit Cole put up a studly performance tonight at PNC? Our algorithm thinks he just might.

Are the St. Louis Rams Building Their Run Game Backwards?

While other teams are building up offensive lines, St. Louis wants to build around a star running back.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/10/15

Miguel Sano has amped up the Twins' offense, and they get set to face a struggling Justin Verlander tonight.

Oakland's Marcus Semien's Defense Could Be Historically Bad

The A's shortstop is making errors at a rate not seen in 65 years.

You Should Definitely Draft Jeremy Hill This Season in Fantasy Football

Hill doesn't own the backfield in Cincinnati, but he doesn't have to. Here's why you should draft him this season.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 7/9/15

The Coors Field players will be popular tonight, but don't sleep on Adrian Gonzalez.

With a Healthy Megatron, Can Fantasy Football Owners Trust Golden Tate This Year?

Tate put up monster numbers in Megatron's absence last year. What will they look like if Megatron remains on the field all season?

Who Are the Front-Runners for the National League MVP?

One National League hitter has pulled far ahead of the pack.

3 Tight Ends Who Can Outperform Their Fantasy Football Draft Cost

If you don’t draft Rob Gronkowski early, you’d be doing yourself a favor to wait on drafting a tight end. Here are three to target.

Is Kyle Rudolph a Fantasy Football Value in 2015?

He's often been bit by the injury bug, but at his current average draft position, he's worth your confidence.

The 5 Best Value Signings in NBA Free Agency

NBA teams spent big this past week, but who got the most bang for their buck?

Is Andre Johnson Being Undervalued in Fantasy Football?

Can Andre Johnson turn back the clock and regain his All-Pro form with the Colts this season?

The Best Players to Stash in Fantasy Football From the NFC East

A team-by-team look at the most talented players no one is talking about in the NFC East.

Why Jacob deGrom Is Officially the New York Mets' Ace

Don't look now, but the best starting pitcher on the Mets isn't Matt Harvey.

Why Jacob deGrom is Officially the Mets' Ace

Don't look now, but the best starting pitcher on the Mets isn't Matt Harvey.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/9/15

Mike Pelfrey has a high ground-ball rate, but that may not stop the Tigers from posting a high run total tonight.

The Indecision: Should DeAndre Jordan Return to the Clippers?

Jordan agreed to a deal with the Mavericks, but he may be changing his mind. What's the right call?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 7/8/15

Josh Donaldson makes a strong play every time he faces a lefty and tonight is no exception.

Should the Browns Hold an Open Quarterback Competition?

Josh McCown has been unequivocally named Cleveland's starter, but should he be?

Ben Roethlisberger Is a Fantasy Football Trap

Big Ben is coming off the best statistical season of his career, but that doesn't mean you should reach for him in fantasy football this season.

Let’s All Get Excited About Teddy Bridgewater

Could a breakout be coming for Minnesota’s second-year quarterback?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/8/15

It's time to auto-stack the Blue Jays against a lefty, but it may require some creative strategy given their pricing.

Are the Dallas Mavericks Getting Enough Credit for Their Offseason Moves?

Everyone is talking about the Spurs. Shouldn't we be talking about the Mavs, too?

You're Better Off Letting Somebody Else Draft Sammy Watkins in 2015

Coming off of a solid 2014 season, Watkins is being drafted early in fantasy football this year. Here is why that's not such a good idea.

Can Danny Woodhead Return to Fantasy Football Success This Year?

Can Danny Woodhead rekindle his 2013 fantasy success after injury and in the wake of first-round pick Melvin Gordon joining the Chargers?

MLB Power Rankings Update: The Angels Are Rising

The Angels have now won seven of their last eight games, and our power rankings have recognized it.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 7/7/15

Can you trust Corey Kluber against the Astros tonight?

4 Reasons Why Tevin Coleman Is a Better Option Than Devonta Freeman in Fantasy Football

Tevin Coleman lacks the experience, but he's the more logical choice in the Falcons' backfield right now.

Mookie Betts Is Back in a Big, Big Way

After a slow start, the sophomore center fielder for the Red Sox has hit his stride.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/7/15

With David Ortiz and the Red Sox facing Dan Haren's fly-ball tendencies, their run potential is high for tonight.

Who Are the Front-Runners for the American League MVP?

Some familiar faces and a few young guns are in the hunt for the AL MVP award. Who deserves it?

By the Numbers: Early Winners and Losers of the NBA Offseason

Which teams have helped and hurt themselves the most so far this summer?

Should You Avoid Amari Cooper in Fantasy Football This Year?

Cooper has a clear role as a go-to receiver in Oakland. Is that enough to draft him this season?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 7/6/15

Does Carlos Carrasco provide better value than Cy Young candidate Chris Sale tonight?

Why Justin Forsett Is a Value Pick in Fantasy Football This Year

Entering his age-30 season, Justin Forsett offers major fantasy value in the late-second round of fantasy drafts.

The 2015 All-Stiff Team: Who Has Been Baseball's Worst?

Simply put, these players haven't been too good this year.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/6/15

Left-handers have found success this year against Sean O'Sullivan, meaning the Dodgers could have a great night in store.

6 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 14

Gerardo Parra is locked in and batting high in Milwaukee's order. This should put him on your fantasy radar.

Can Kendall Graveman Maintain His Success Since Being Recalled?

Since being recalled from Triple-A by the A's, Kendall Graveman has greatly improved his command and refined his skills as a groundball pitcher.

Can Connor McDavid Live Up to the Hype?

Does Connor McDavid have the size and pedigree to become an NHL superstar?

Is Goran Dragic Worth the Price for the Miami Heat?

Dragic and the Heat agreed to a five-year, $90-million deal. Was the price right?

Why Greg Monroe to the Milwaukee Bucks Is a Perfect Fit

Monroe snubbed the Lakers and Knicks for the Bucks. Why?

DraftKings MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 7/3/15

Clayton Kershaw has had some rotten luck so far this season, but a matchup with the Mets is exactly what the doctor ordered.

MLB Power Rankings Update: Too Early Wildcard Picture

The Red Sox keep flirting with the playoffs as we approach the All-Star break; does our math give them a shot?

What Are the Reasons for Taijuan Walker’s Midseason Improvements?

After being terrible his first nine starts of the season, Taijuan Walker has been extremely effective in his last seven starts because of a decreased walk rate and increased groundball rate.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/3/2015

Most games between the Diamondbacks and the Rockies will be stackable, and tonight's a great night to pile on the Arizona bats.

Jose Fernandez's Return Shows He Can Energize the Miami Marlins

I hope you had Fernandez stashed on your bench somewhere.

Can Larry Donnell Emerge as a Touchdown Threat Again in 2015?

Donnell flashed his fantasy football potential in 2014. Will it be here to stay in 2015?

Are the Cleveland Cavaliers Spending Too Much Money in Free Agency?

Locking up Kevin Love helps the core of the team, but are they spending wisely?

Will Monta Ellis Give the Indiana Pacers Offense a Boost?

Ellis and Indiana have agreed to a four-year, $44-million deal. Is it worth it?

The Top 5 NFL Undrafted Rookies to Watch in Training Camp

It takes the perfect blend of skill and situation to make it in the NFL, and these five might just have that.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 7/2/15

Is Scott Kazmir a viable pivot from Max Scherzer tonight?

NBA Free Agency: Grading the Spurs' Day 1 Moves

The Spurs got one starter cheap and jettisoned another to make room for a big free agency splash.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/2/15

They are on the road, but that may not stop the Colorado Rockies from posting a big run total tonight.

Will Miguel Sano Join Long List of Impact MLB Rookies?

Will Sano join the numerous prospects that are having success since being called up to the Majors this year?

Why Stedman Bailey Can Have a Big Season in 2015

We have to dig deep to find reasons to like Bailey, but the numbers indicate he could have a successful season.

Why Anthony Davis Is Worth Every Penny of His New Contract

The Brow is being given the richest contract in NBA history -- and that's only right.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 7/1/15

Is Paul Goldschmidt worth his insanely high price tag tonight?

Does Matthew Stafford Deserve to Keep His Job?

The Detroit Lions' former first overall draft pick has grown more erratic with each year. Is it time he's benched?

How Good Could Billy Hamilton Be If He Could Hit?

The Cincinnati lead-off man swipes a lot of bags -- on the rare occasions he gets on base.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/1/15

Assuming he didn't use up all of his home runs last night, Chris Davis and the Orioles are a high-upside stack for tonight.

3 Running Backs Who Can Outperform Their Fantasy Football Draft Cost

Finding inefficiencies between average draft position and player projections can be the key to winning your league.

Why You Need to Draft and Stash Cameron Artis-Payne in Your Fantasy Football Leagues

Artis-Payne is getting no buzz around the fantasy football world. That shouldn't be the case.

5 Overvalued Wide Receivers Heading Into Your Fantasy Football Drafts

Think twice before you pull the trigger for these five receivers in your fantasy drafts. The cost to get them is probably not worth it.

What Should We Expect From Carson Palmer in 2015?

Carson Palmer was playing great before his torn ACL in 2014. Should we expect something similar in 2015?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 6/30/15

Should you fade Chris Sale against the Cardinals on a full slate? Or is he a top target?

Jeremy Maclin Can Be a Fantasy Football Draft-Day Steal Two Years in a Row

Maclin's fantasy football stock has fallen off the earth since moving to Kansas City. That's a mistake -- and an opportunity.

Should We Look for Quantity or Quality in Fantasy Football Quarterbacks?

Also: here are a few reasons why I'll be drafting a lot of Eli Manning this year.

What Can We Reasonably Expect From Jameis Winston in His Rookie Year?

With a solid receiving corps headlined by Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, is Jameis Winston in line for a big rookie season?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/30/15

The Los Angeles Dodgers have enough talented lefty bats to exploit Rubby de la Rosa despite his solid peripheral numbers this year.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 6/29/15

There are no high-priced pitchers to target, so how should you approach the slate?

6 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 13

A couple of big-time sinkerballers can provide some stability to your team even without the benefit of high strikeout totals.

A Look at Chris Sale's Dominant Stretch

Chris Sale has been shutting hitters down, and he owes that to the return of his signature slider.

David Johnson Is Worth the Gamble in Fantasy Football

Rookie David Johnson could be able to supplant Andre Ellington as the Cardinals' feature back and is a better draft-day value.

The Importance of the San Francisco Giants' Homegrown Infield

They're not household names, but the infield of the defending world champs is all home-grown -- and producing.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/29/15

Bud Norris's struggles against lefties could lead to a big game for the Texas Rangers tonight.

NBA Free Agency Preview: 10 Lesser Talked About Names

As NBA free agency quickly approaches, who are the underrated players in this year's free agent market?

What Is Doug Martin's Fantasy Football Value in 2015?

Is Doug Martin being undervalued for the 2015 fantasy football season?

Is Drew Brees a Potential Fantasy Football Draft Value in 2015?

Brees lost a number of weapons this offseason. Can he continue to post elite production despite this?

Which Cardinals Wide Receiver Should Fantasy Football Owners Target?

Because Larry Fitzgerald is entering his age-32 season and Michael Floyd had a downer of a season in 2014, is John Brown the receiver to own in Arizona?

Why Jerian Grant Is the Steal of the 2015 NBA Draft

With the fourth overall pick, the Knicks selected Kristaps Porzingis. But that wasn't the best move they made on draft night.

DraftKings MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 6/26/15

Max Scherzer is locked in this season and gets a dream matchup against the Phillies tonight.

18 Years in the Making: How the Spurs Have Sustained Their Success for So Long

Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich will be intertwined forever -- and history shows that they've been a dominant duo.

Do the Washington Nationals Have the Best Starting Rotation in Baseball?

The team's five starters are in the midst of a historic scoreless innings streak.

2015 NBA Draft Lottery: Best, Worst, and Most Surprising Picks

Was Justise Winslow a steal at 10th overall? And which picks may not be good fits?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/26/15

If Bryce Harper is back in the lineup today, he and the Nats have a sickly-good matchup.

Why You Can Trust Lamar Miller in Fantasy Football This Year

Lamar Miller cashed in on his opportunity in 2014. Here's why he can do it again in 2015.

Is It Time to Believe the Allen Robinson Hype?

With a stellar offseason so far, does Allen Robinson give the Jaguars offense hope for 2015? Or is it all just hype?

5 Undervalued Wide Receivers Heading Into Your Fantasy Football Drafts

Which receivers can you find for cheap while allowing yourself to draft studs at other positions in 2015?

Don't Take Giancarlo Stanton's Greatness for Granted

The game's best pure power hitter is on pace for baseball's first 60-homer season since 2001.

The 5 Most Successful Small-School Running Backs in the NFL

Brian Westbrook may have been the best running back in the last decade and a half, and he went to a small Catholic college.

Is Drafting Youth Key to Fantasy Football Success?

What should you do in the middle rounds of your draft? Select a veteran or take a chance on a young player?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 6/25/15

A.J. Pollock is a target today for a few reasons. Who else should you try to fit in your lineup?

Is Nicolas Batum What the Charlotte Hornets Need?

The Trail Blazers and Hornets pulled off an interesting trade Wednesday night, sending Nic Batum to Charlotte.

Why We Shouldn't Count Out Montee Ball Just Yet

Ball had the chance to be the lead back on a Peyton Manning offense, but things didn't shape up in 2014. Could they be different this year?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/25/15

With Adam Warren's low strikeout total, the Astros' offense is in play for the late slate.

2015 NBA Draft: Who Teams Should Have Picked Based on Analytics

Who do the numbers say each team should have picked in the first round of the NBA draft?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 6/24/15

Gerrit Cole looks to continue his push towards the Cy Young award tonight against the Reds.

The 10 Least Reliable Running Backs From 2014

Andre Williams failed to become the Giants' reliable back last season when given the opportunity.

Why Eddie Lacy Is the Obvious Top Pick in Fantasy Football This Year

Shrouded with mystery last year, Lacy still was a first-rounder. This year, he should be the first overall pick.

The 10 Most Reliable Running Backs From 2014

Which running backs found the most consistent success on their runs last season?

What Happened to Keenan Allen in 2014 and Can He Rebound in 2015?

After a stellar rookie season, Keenan Allen's stats took a step back in 2014.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/24/15

The Boston offense is surging right now, and Bud Norris has struggled mightily against lefties this year. It's the perfect combo for a stack.


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Eric Decker Is the Late-Round Fantasy Football Pick We All Deserve

For one reason or another, Eric Decker never seems to get the respect he derserves, and his going in the 10th round in current mock drafts is just silly. Buy now.

The 5 Most Successful Small-School Pass-Catchers in the NFL

Unheralded when they came out, these players have put their stamp on the NFL nonetheless.

8 Reasons to Avoid A.J. Green in Fantasy Football in 2015

A.J. Green is a trustworthy name when it comes to fantasy football, but 2015 might not be friendly to him.

Why Do Fantasy Football Owners Hate Anquan Boldin?

All Anquan Boldin does is produce, so why is his average draft position always so low?

MLB Power Rankings Update: The A's Are Better Than You Think

Despite being nine games under .500, the Oakland Athletics are one of the better teams in baseball, per our algorithm.

How Successful Are Small-School Prospects in the NFL?

Joe Flacco has been one of the most successful non-FBS prospects since 2000. Is he the norm?

Who Should Play Shortstop for the American League in the 2015 All-Star Game?

Should Alcides Escobar even make the All-Star roster?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 6/23/15

Red hot Nolan Arenado makes an excellent play tonight in the friendly confines of Coors Field.

5 Wide Receiver Training Camp Battles to Watch This Offseason

Which wide receiver training camp battles will be the most heated and heavily contested this offseason?

Should the Cincinnati Reds Consider Trading Todd Frazier?

The Cincinnati third baseman is simply becoming one of the game's great power hitters, but could that be a problem for the Reds?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/23/15

The Yankees will look to follow the example set forth by the Phillies' offense last night. Wait, what?

Why NBA Teams Should Be Targeting Myles Turner in This Year's Draft

How much value does the former Longhorn carry? The answer might surprise you.

Why Calvin Johnson Could Be 2015's Biggest Fantasy Football Steal

A first-round pick for years, Calvin Johnson's draft-day cost is slipping. Take advantage while you can.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 6/22/15

Michael Pineda has been spectacular this season and draws a dream matchup against the Phillies tonight.

6 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 12

With Jake Marisnick on the disabled list, Colby Rasmus's playing time should tick up, which is an intriguing notion for fantasy players.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/22/15

The Yankees are facing Kevin Correia at home, and Alex Rodriguez and the Bronx Bombers have had their successes against righties this year.

5 Running Back Training Camp Battles to Watch This Offseason

Which players in these five running back training camp battles have the most to gain and lose this offseason?

Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: CC Sabathia Deserves Your Attention

CC Sabathia is among the blasts from the past to consider this week.

Why Adrian Peterson Might Be Too Risky in Fantasy Football

After not playing an NFL snap for nearly a full year, Adrian Peterson is not a surefire first-round pick in fantasy football.

5 Things to Know About Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th Hit

Just where does Rodriguez rank among the other players with at least 3,000 career hits?

Why Duke Johnson Could Be a Late-Round Steal in PPR Leagues This Season

A product of the University of Miami's running back factory, Duke Johnson's versatility makes him the dark horse candidate to lead the Browns in touches this year.

Can Terrelle Pryor Become a Dominant NFL Wide Receiver?

With the announcement of his position switch to wide receiver, what can we expect from Terrelle Pryor moving forward?

DraftKings MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 6/19/15

Ryan Braun against a lefty at Coors Field? Yes please.

Why Charlie Morton’s Success Could Actually Be Sustainable

Charlie Morton has always been a pitcher with a low strikeout rate and high groundball rate; this year, he has taken his K% to new lows and grounder rate to new highs.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/19/15

There's a full slate tonight, so some stacks can be underowned, like the reeling White Sox.

Trying to Make Sense of the American League Central

The American League Central has been one of the strangest divisions in baseball this season; who will finish on top?

Can Albert Pujols Maintain His Recent Power Surge?

The Angels first baseman is suddenly one of the game's premier sluggers once again.

Which NFL Team Situations Are Best for Backup Running Backs?

Fred Jackson is ancient in NFL terms, but are we still under-appreciating him in fantasy football this year?

Spending Top-Dollar for Brandin Cooks in Fantasy Football Doesn't Make Sense

Brandin Cooks is primed to be the top receiver for the Saints, but is he really a safe bet for weekly fantasy production?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 6/18/15

Is Giancarlo Stanton bound to go yard tonight against CC Sabathia?

It's That Time Again: Our Fantasy Football Projections Are Now Live

Football season is just around the corner, and our NFL Draft Kit is ready to roll.

Should Travis Kelce Be the Third Tight End Drafted in Fantasy Football?

Travis Kelce got extended playing time for the first time in 2014 and made the most of it, becoming one of the most productive players at his position.

Arian Foster Is Already Being Overlooked in Fantasy Football

Going as the seventh running back off the board in fantasy football drafts this season, Arian Foster may be a great value pick for saavy managers this year.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/18/15

The Orioles' offense has lit up the scoreboard as of late, and that may not change today.

Is T.Y. Hilton Too Inconsistent to Be a Top Fantasy Football Receiver?

T.Y. Hilton is currently being drafted as a top-12 fantasy wide receiver. While capable of having WR1 weeks, is he worth the high price tag?

Evaluating the Lance Stephenson Trade to the Los Angeles Clippers

The Hornets and Clippers snuck in a trade during the middle of the NBA Finals. Did either team significantly improve as a result?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: 6/17/15

The Pirate right-handed bats could put on a show against John Danks tonight.

Who Should Have Won the NBA Finals' MVP?

Did Andre Iguodala deserve Finals MVP, or did he steal what was rightfully LeBron James'?

Would a Long-Term Extension for Nick Foles Be a Bad Idea for the St. Louis Rams?

The Rams have had little luck with quarterbacks recently and are rumored to be ready to commit to Nick Foles.

Which NFL Team Situations Are Best for Backup Receivers?

Davante Adams' fantasy average draft position is rising fast. Should you buy into this inflation, or does his status as a backup reduce his value?

Where's the Love for Jason Witten in Fantasy Football?

Jason Witten is essentially a lock to be a top-10 fantasy football tight end, so why is he not being drafted as one?

Was This Year's Golden State Warriors Team the Best One Since Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls?

The Warriors have pushed their way into all-time great conversations all season long. Does this title cement their place?

Who Should Start for the National League in the All-Star Game?

Todd Frazier could end up being a huge snub from the All-Star game.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/17/15

The Blue Jays are facing a lefty, which means low-priced, high-upside plays like Danny Valencia are very much in play.

4 Running Backs Who Could Be This Year's Toby Gerhart

Toby Gerhart was last preseason's fantasy darling but ended up being overvalued and underproducing. Here are four running backs that find themseleves in a similar situation this preseason.

Who Should Start for the American League in the All-Star Game?

Here's a hint: it won't be eight Royals.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 6/16/15

The Dodgers may have been disappointing last night, but don't sleep on them tonight.

MLB Power Rankings Update: A Toronto Surge

Just a week and a half ago, Toronto was barely a top-10 team in our rankings. Now, they're sitting pretty in second.

Can You Rely on T.J. Yeldon in Fantasy Football This Year?

The Jacksonville backfield appears to belong to Yeldon. Can he cash in on the opportunity?

Just How Crazy Is Stephen Curry's Record for Most Three-Pointers Made in a Single Postseason?

Stephen Curry oliterated the previous record for the most threes in a single postseason. We take a look at his dominance from deep.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/16/15

Carlos Correa takes no left-handed prisoners; he and the rest of the Astros have some sick offensive upside today.

Why Did the San Diego Padres Fire Bud Black?

Seen as one of the better managers in baseball, Black has been fired by San Diego after a slow start.

Why the Kyle Shanahan Top Wide Receiver Narrative Just Isn't True

Andre Johnson, Santana Moss and Pierre Garcon all saw a ton of targets in Kyle Shanahan's offense. But that doesn't mean their high-volume seasons were because of Kyle Shanahan.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/15/15

Most of Tom Koehler's struggles this year have been against left-handed batters, and the Yankees bring those in droves.

Updated NBA Finals Odds: The Cavs Don't Have Much of a Shot

The Warriors took a 3-2 series lead with a Game 5 victory, and our algorithm loves their chances to win the whole thing.

4 Reasons Stephen Curry and LeBron James' Game 5 Performances Were Legendary

LeBron James continues to make history and Steph Curry has gotten his groove back.

6 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 11

All hail Lord Byron as he makes his descent upon the Major Leagues.

How Do the Texas Rangers Solve Their Logjam of Good Players?

The Texas Rangers don't have enough positions to go around. What should they do?

Is It Time for Joique Bell to Fear Ameer Abdullah in Detroit?

Can Ameer Abdullah take over the Lions' lead back role from incumbent Joique Bell this season?

Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: Charlie Morton Keeps Getting It Done

Charlie Morton is 4-0 since entering the Pirates' rotation, and he has a pair of good matchups this week.

Can Pierre Garcon Have a Fantasy Football Revival in 2015?

Garcon disappointed in 2014. Will it be a different story this year?

Is Jamaal Charles Still Worth a Top-3 Pick in Fantasy Football?

Can Charles still be an elite fantasy back in 2015?

Are We Witnessing the End of NBA Small Forwards?

The Warriors have found success playing their small forwards at power forward. Is this the future?

DraftKings MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 6/12/15

Clayton Kershaw's on the mound tonight, but is he a must play?

Why Releasing Evan Mathis Was the Right Call for the Eagles

After the Eagles cut guard Evan Mathis, both the team and player will need to look elsewhere for new opportunities.

Should We Expect a Sophomore Slump From 2014’s Breakout Rookie Receivers?

There's no way rookie sensation Odell Beckham can repeat his fantastic first year. Is there?

Unlikely Hero: How Andre Iguodala Saved Golden State's Title Hopes

Did Andre Iguodala save the Golden State Warriors' season?

Updated NBA Finals Odds: The Warriors Are Back on Track

The Warriors have been favored for the title throughout this series. What are their odds to win it all now that it's 2-2?

How Chris Archer's Slider Made Him an Elite Pitcher

Chris Archer has gone from an above-average pitcher to one of the top hurlers in baseball -- thanks mostly to his slider.

How Cameron Maybin Is Finally Playing to His Full Potential

Cameron Maybin is on pace to have a career year that can be attributed to an increased line drive rate and improved plate discipline.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/12/15

Steven Souza, Jr. and the Rays present a low-cost, high-upside stacking option tonight against the White Sox.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 6/15/15

There's a lot of weather concerns tonight across the country, making Dallas Keuchel a safe cash game option.

How Does Offensive Tempo Affect Defensive Production in the NFL?

For every action, there must be an equal and opposite reaction; does this mean fast NFL offenses wear out defenses?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 6/11/15

Todd Frazier is in an excellent spot tonight and should come through in a big way against Tsuyoshi Wada.

How Important Is David Lee for the Warriors Moving Forward in the NBA Finals?

Down 2-1 in the NBA Finals, the Warriors are ready to give David Lee more minutes. How will that alter their play?

Anthony Rizzo Has Been a Beast in 2015

Anthony Rizzo is following up his breakout 2014 season with improvements in all of his peripherals as well as his B% and K%.

5 NBA Finals Articles You May Have Missed Yesterday

Did you miss all our NBA Finals analysis on numberFire.com yesterday? If so, make sure you read up before tonight's Game 4.

What Has Gone Wrong for the Chicago White Sox?

A series of offseason acquisitions raised expectations, but the White Sox have not lived up to them.

A Look at LaDainian Tomlinson's Legendary Career in San Diego

This season, the Chargers will give LaDainian Tomlinson the highest honor a team can bestow by retiring his number. Let's take a trip down memory lane and look back at his career in San Diego.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/11/15

The Cubs' offense exploded yesterday, and they could be ready to do so again today.

The Rise of the Cavaliers' Defense: We Should Have Seen This Coming

LeBron and Kryie took center stage during the season and most of the playoffs, but this team's defense has made their playoff run that much easier.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 6/10/15

Is Matt Harvey a necessary play given tonight's slate?

Will Jay Cutler Have a Bounce Back Season in 2015?

After leading the league in interceptions last season, can Cutler turn things around? If he does, will it be good enough?

Chris Heston's Surprise No-Hitter Was Pretty Historic

The San Francisco rookie's no-hitter seemed to come out of nowhere, but that doesn't mean it wasn't special.

Quantifying Matthew Dellavedova's Impact on the NBA Finals

Dellavedova has proven invaluable to the Cavaliers through Game 3. What do the numbers have to say?

The Importance of the Three-Pointer in This Year's NBA Finals

Who's winning the three point shooting battle? The answer might surprise you.

How Does Tempo Affect Offensive Production in the NFL?

Chip Kelly is a noted proponent of warp-speed pace-of-play in the NFL, but does it actually benefit his offense at all?

Which NFL Teams Could Feature the Most Run-Heavy Offenses in 2015?

With a shaky quarterback situation and a new lead back, the Bills should run plenty. What other teams will do the same?

How Many Points Does LeBron James Have to Score to Make History?

He set the three-game record, but can LeBron finish the series with a new scoring record as well?

Can Michael Vick Still Be a Viable NFL Starting Quarterback?

Last season was disastorous for Michael Vick in New York. Does he have enough left in the tank to compete for a starting job?

Updated NBA Finals Odds: Are the Cavs Now Favorites to Win It All?

The Cavaliers seemed completely overmatched in this series, but now have a 2-1 series lead. Are the odds in their favor yet?

3 Things the Golden State Warriors Need to Do to Take Back the NBA Finals

Can the Warriors bounce back after two straight losses?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/10/15

Joey Votto hit three bombs last night, and his Reds look like a sweet play today.

Will Touchdown Regression Hit Randall Cobb in 2015?

With the predicted emergence of second-year wideout Davante Adams, can we expect fewer Lambeau leaps for Randall Cobb this season?

Brandon LaFell: The Forgotten Man in the New England Offense?

Coming off of an excellent 2014 season, Brandon LaFell is being overshadowed by the bigger story lines in New England.

Paul Goldschmidt Is Giving Bryce Harper a Run For His Money

Goldschmidt is a monster in fantasy baseball, but a closer inspection of his numbers show he may be the best player in the National League.

Why Colin Kaepernick Can Win You Your Fantasy Football Championship in 2015

Kaepernick couldn't cash in on the ground in 2014, but there's reason to believe he'll do it this year.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 6/9/15

Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins could score a lot of runs tonight against Mark Buehrle.

Stop the Warriors Talk: The Cavaliers Can Improve, Too

The Warriors have shot poorly in the NBA Finals. The Cavs have shot poorly though, too. Why is the narrative such that only the Warriors can improve?

FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Baseball Primer: Tuesday 6/9/15

Corey Kluber has a near-ideal matchup tonight, and should be in your FantasyScore lineup.

5 Weird Stats From the First Two Games of the NBA Finals

The box score doesn't tell a very complete story of this NBA Final series. Let's try to dissect it.

Can Chris Colabello Maintain His Hot Hitting?

Now in Toronto, Colabello is on an 18-game hitting streak, but he had a similar hot start in Minnesota last year before falling off a cliff. Here's why fantasy owners should hang on to Colabello this year, even through rough patches.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/9/15

The Miami Marlins -- who rank second in wOBA against left-handed pitchers -- face one today in Mark Buehrle.

Why the Toronto Blue Jays Should Be Trading for a Starter

The Blue Jays have the best offense in the AL, but desperately need an arm or two if they want to make a run this year.

Can Travaris Cadet Emerge As the Pass-Catching Back in New England?

Shane Vereen hauled in 99 receptions over the last two seasons in New England. Is his replacement already on the Patriots' roster?

Can Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders Have Fantasy Football Success in a Balanced Offense?

If Denver runs the ball more, will there be enough fantasy points to go around?

Has Kolten Wong Established Himself as an Elite Second Baseman?

Kolten Wong has made great strides in offensive production and plate discipline to support the argument that he's one of the best second baseman in the game.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 6/8/15

Chris Sale gets an Astros lineup tonight that's striking out at a 24 percent rate against left-handed pitching. Yes, please.

6 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 10

Carlos Correa is here. He's a top option, but there are still five other players to target off the wire this week, too.

Updated NBA Finals Odds: Cleveland Makes a Statement

Few gave the Cavs a chance in Game 2, but LeBron James and company were able to pull off the upset. What are their odds of winning the title now?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/8/15

The Toronto Blue Jays are facing a lefty, which has been a formula for destruction the entire year.

5 Late-Round Wide Receivers to Target in Fantasy Football Drafts in 2015

Which late-round wide receivers will help bring your team a championship title this season?

NBA Jam Power Rankings: Which Team Featured the Best Duo?

No, but seriously -- which NBA Jam duo, according to analytics, was actually the best?

Will the Astros' Carlos Correa Be Baseball's Best Shortstop?

Many believe Correa is the best minor league prospect in baseball, and now he's in The Show.

Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: Deep in the Heart of Texas

Baseball’s two Texas franchises offer the best streamer options this week.

C.J. Spiller Should Be a Steal This Season in Fantasy Football PPR Leagues

Forced by Doug Marrone into a between-the-tackles role in Buffalo that poorly fit his talents, C.J. Spiller now finds himself sliding into the same role in New Orleans that once turned Darren Sproles into a household name in fantasy circles.

No, Tyrod Taylor Shouldn't Start for the Buffalo Bills

It's the season of coach-speak, and the latest bluster has turned to Buffalo quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

MLB Power Rankings Update: The Dodgers Are Ridiculous

The Dodgers now have a 96 percent chance of making the playoffs, per our algorithm. Can anyone stop them?

What Are the Reasons for Dallas Keuchel's Success?

Dallas Keuchel has developed into the definitive ace of the Astros by increasing his ground-ball rate and displaying great accuracy on the corners of the plate.

How Kyrie Irving's Absence Would Affect the Cavaliers' Offense and the NBA Finals

If Irving can't suit up for the rest of the series, will we see a LeBron James takeover?

Which Teams Have Had the Most (and Least) Success in the First Round of the MLB Draft?

These teams have done the best, and worst, at drafting in the first round of the MLB draft over the last 10 years.

DraftKings MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 6/5/15

With below-average pitchers all over tonight's slate, Jake Odorizzi is one of our top options.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 6/4/15

We broke down pitchers, comebacks and touchdowns yesterday at numberFire.

Updated NBA Finals Odds: Golden State Is Already a Near Lock to Win

Game 1 was close, but the Warriors found a way to win. As a result, our numbers are giving them ridiculous odds to snag the NBA Championship.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/5/15

The Blue Jays have had success against all kinds of pitchers this year, and they get Roberto Hernandez today. Stack accordingly.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 6/4/15

Lucas Duda has been a monster this year, and he shouldn't have much trouble tonight in Arizona.

How Joc Pederson's Start Stacks Up Among MLB Rookie Greats

The Dodgers' center fielder is having what could be a historic rookie season.

Geno Smith's Last Stand in New York: Will He Succeed?

Named the Jets' starting quarterback for the upcoming 2015 season, Geno Smith has one final opportunity to re-write his story in New York. The question is: will he be able to?

The Blackhawks' Game 1 Comeback Did Wonders for Their Stanley Cup Chances

Two third period goals gave Chicago a Game 1 victory. What does it do to their Cup odds?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 6/3/15

What do we think about Cam Newton's new contract? RGIII's starter status? Gerrit Cole's dominance? We covered these topics -- and more -- yesterday on numberFire.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/4/15

The Oakland A's might not have a great record this year, but they certainly crush right-handed pitching.

NBA Finals Preview: Can the Cleveland Cavaliers Make History?

On the verge of making history for the city of Cleveland, can the Cavs knock off one of the best teams in recent NBA history?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 6/3/15

Corey Kluber is our top-ranked pitcher tonight, but is playing him a necessity?

Will Vincent Jackson's Touchdown Potential Return in 2015?

Vincent Jackson made history with his unique high-volume, low-scoring 2014 season. Can he turn things around in 2015 and find his way back to the end zone?

Cam Newton's New Deal Is Really Not as Bad as You Think

Cam Newton has been an above average starting NFL quarterback, and that should be worth his new contract.

Will Robert Griffin III Hold Onto the Starting Job in 2015?

Due to a combination of injuries and inconsistent play, Robert Griffin III missed nearly half of the 2014 season. Can he hold off Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy in 2015?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 6/2/15

How good is Jason Kipnis? How bad is Julio Teheran? How can the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup? These are just some of the stories from yesterday you may have missed on numberFire.

How Gerrit Cole Became One of Baseball’s Best Pitchers

Gerrit Cole’s dominance can be attributed to a new approach. What is he doing differently?

Chip Kelly's Duck Hunt: Why Nelson Agholor Will Soar With the Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles needed a replacement for Jeremy Maclin, and they went out and drafted Nelson Agholor. Will he produce during his rookie year?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/3/15

Evan Longoria and the Rays have a great matchup against Hector Santiago.

Christine Michael’s Fantasy Football Future: A New Hope

Pretty much everyone has left Christine Michael for dead in fantasy football. Does he still have a shot?

7 Rookie Sleepers to Target in Fantasy Football Dynasty Leagues

Which under-the-radar rookies have the ability to be major contributors throughout their careers?

Examining Lucas Duda’s Amazing Start to 2015

As recent as a year ago, Duda’s ability to contribute on the MLB level was in question. Today, he is one of baseball’s hottest hitters.

Ranking the Best Pitchers in Major League Baseball

With a rise in stud pitching, which players have separated themselves from the rest of the pack?

American League Cy Young Watch 2015

Profiling The Success of American League Hurlers

A Pair of Middle Infielders Worth Picking Up in Fantasy Baseball

It's tough to find middle infielders worth adding in fantasy. Here are two names worth checking out.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 6/2/15

Max Scherzer is our top option tonight at pitcher, but should you go all-in with him?

What Happened to Andrew Luck’s Rushing in 2014?

Andrew Luck’s rushing efficiency dropped off in 2014. What were the reasons?

FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Baseball Primer: Tuesday 6/2/15

Johnny Cueto is back in the rotation after a missed start, and our algorithm loves him tonight.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 6/1/15

We previewed the Stanley Cup Final and reviewed the month of May in Major League Baseball. What else did you possibly miss on numberFire yesterday?

Could This Year's Cavaliers Team Be the Best Supporting Cast LeBron James Has Had?

James is re-writing the history books himself, but how good is this team compared to his previous teams?

The Numbers Behind Julio Teheran's 2015 Struggles

Julio Teheran's struggles can be attributed to drastic home/away splits and increased rates in walks and home runs allowed.

It's Time to Get Ready for the Power of Joey Gallo

The Texas Rangers have called up the kid who could be their next big thing. What should we expect?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/2/15

The Cleveland Indians have some saucy left-handed batters, which is oh-so-bad news for Jeremy Guthrie.

3 Reasons Why the Chicago Blackhawks Will Win the Stanley Cup

Call it a dynasty or whatever you will, but the Chicago Blackhawks have a chance to establish dominance in era where parity should rule.

Should We Buy the Charles Sims Hype for Fantasy Football?

Sims is getting praised by his coaches. Is there merit to it or is it really just coachspeak?

3 Reasons Why A.J. Burnett’s Early-Season Success Isn’t A Fluke

The 38-year-old is rocking an ERA below 2.00 as the calendar turns to June. How long can he keep this up?

Taking a Look at Jason Kipnis' Historic May

Kipnis put up a month for the ages, but can he keep it up the rest of the season?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 6/1/15

Adrian Gonzalez and the Dodgers are visiting Coors. Adrian Gonzalez and the Dodgers need to be in your DFS lineups.

Players and Teams Who Owned the Month of May in Major League Baseball

Bryce Harper owned the month of May, but a lot of other players had big months as well. Including Jason Kipnis.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/1/15

The Nationals' offense has been down over their past 10 games, but it could leap back up tonight against R.A. Dickey.

Which NFL Teams Have Drafted Offensive Players Worst Since the Turn of the Century?

The road to rebuilding starts with the Draft. Which teams have been stuck in roster re-stock limbo?

6 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 9

Eduardo Rodriguez was electric in his Red Sox debut. He and five other guys could provide a spark to your season-long roster.

Breaking Down the Potential Target Split for the 2015 Colts

The Colts might have the best passing game in football. Where will all those targets be going?

3 Reasons Why the Tampa Bay Lightning Will Win the Stanley Cup

There is no doubt the Tampa Bay Lightning belong in the Stanley Cup Final, but their next test is easily their toughest. Here's how they can win it all.

This Year's Stanley Cup Final Will Be a Nail-Biter

The Stanley Cup winner will either be Chicago or Tampa Bay, we know that much. Which team has the edge?

Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: Home Cooking Dominates Options

Sometimes, streaming pitchers is as basic as looking at who is starting at home.

Where Will Steve Smith's Targets Go in the Baltimore Ravens' New-Look Offense?

With Steve Smith expected to see a decrease in workload and a new offensive coordinator in Marc Trestman, how will the target distribution in Baltimore look this upcoming season?

Which NFL Teams Have Drafted Offensive Players Best Since the Turn of the Century?

Roster construction is no easy task. Which franchises are the best at finding value on draft day?

Which Potential NHL Stanley Final Matchup Is Most Likely to Happen?

The first of two Game 7 matchups is tonight between the Lightning and Rangers. Which team is most likely to represent the East in the Finals?

Dwyane Wade: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Wade wants paid. The Heat don't want to pay him too much. Should either side give in?

DraftKings MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 5/29/15

Matt Harvey is our top pitcher tonight, and he finds himself in today's DraftKings optimal lineup.

Major League Baseball's 10 Best Players of 2015

Bryce Harper has been destroying baseballs this year, and our numbers agree: he's the best hitter in the game right now.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/29/15

The Minnesota Twins have been big against left-handed pitching this year, and they get a date with Mark Buehrle tonight.

Why Anibal Sanchez Is Struggling in 2015

Anibal Sanchez is struggling with his command, and it could be the reason for his decreased groundball rate.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 5/28/15

We were talking NBA Finals, the Thibs firing, Bryce Harper and more yesterday on numberFire.

Is Eduardo Rodriguez the Answer for the Red Sox?

The rookie left-hander made his Major League debut against Texas and looked good.

An Inside Look at the Cavaliers' Improved Defense

An average defense in the regular season, the Cavs have become one of the very best defensive teams in the playoffs.

What Might the Target Split Look Like for the 2015 Seattle Seahawks?

Will Jimmy Graham's arrival mean scarce targets for Jermaine Kearse and Doug Baldwin?

4 Reasons Why Firing Tom Thibodeau Was the Right Decision for the Chicago Bulls

After five successful seasons, Thibodeau is out of Chicago. We could have seen it coming.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 5/28/15

Corey Kluber has been dominant over his last three starts, and he has another great matchup tonight against Seattle.

10 Wide Receivers Who Thrived in Bad Situations Last Year

Anquan Boldin rarely gets the love he deserves in real and fantasy football.

NBA Finals Odds: LeBron James and Company Don't Have Much of a Chance

LeBron James has had an incredible playoff run, but it's likely to end without another ring.

Is It Time for the Pittsburgh Steelers to Move on From Heath Miller?

Health Miller's been Big Ben's security blanket for a decade. Can he maintain his role moving forward?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/28/15

The Yankees are facing another below-average right-handed pitcher, and they have unleashed the pain on those types of hurlers this season.

Bryce Harper Update: Still Owning Everything

Bryce Harper went deep again on Wednesday night in Chicago. It may not be possible to stop him.

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Rueben Randle’s Fantasy Football Potential in 2015

Randle improved his statistics each year since entering the league. Are we sleeping on him for 2015?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 5/27/15

Want to know what you may have missed yesterday here on numberFire? We have you covered.

Like It Or Not, Ryan Braun Is Back

He's not a very popular player, but the former PED-user is back and bombing away again.

The Top 5 Potential 2015 NFL Draft Busts

These players could turn into spectacular roman candles in the NFL or just self-destruct.

What Does Alshon Jeffery's 2015 Outlook Look Like Without Brandon Marshall?

Now that Brandon Marshall is gone, will Alshon Jeffery become a truly elite wide receiver?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 5/27/15 (Night Slate)

Matt Carpenter has been a monster this year, and he has a great matchup tonight in St. Louis for the daily fantasy four-game slate.

Just How Great Has LeBron James Been This Postseason?

He may not be putting up career numbers, but James has been otherworldly in the 2015 playoffs.

MLB Power Rankings Update: The Rays Are Climbing

The Tampa Bay Rays are surprising us all this year, but according to our numbers, they're for real.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 5/27/15 (Early Slate)

Gerrit Cole has been sensational this season, and things should keep rolling today against the Marlins.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 5/26/15

Could the Warriors win the championship without Stephen Curry? Is Prince Fielder becoming the king of Arlington? Is Sam Bradford worth drafting in fantasy football? We looked at these stories -- and more -- yesterday on numberFire.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/27/15

The San Francisco Giants face Mike Fiers on just three days rest. That might not end well.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 5/26/15

Though Clayton Kershaw is on the mound, is Jacob deGrom the smarter play at pitcher tonight?

Which Players Have Featured the Best and Worst Gloves in 2015?

We talk a lot about hitting and pitching, but here's a quick glance at who's killing it -- and killing their team -- in the field.

What Would Losing Stephen Curry Mean for the Golden State Warriors' NBA Finals Odds?

Curry took a scary spill in Game 4. How would a Warriors team without him look in the final games of the playoffs?

A Look at Maikel Franco: Philadelphia's New Third Baseman

Maikel Franco provides great potential for Philadelphia now that he's receiving consistent playing time at third base.

Why Sam Bradford Will Be on All of My Fantasy Football Teams This Year

Though Sam Bradford has struggled throughout his career, he may be one of the best quarterback options to pick during your fantasy football drafts this season.

Draymond Green: The Key to Golden State's Success

Draymond Green has only improved his breakout regular season performance this postseason

James Harden's Game 4 Was the Best Individual Performance of the Playoffs So Far

Playoff James Harden, like his beard, has become something opposing teams should fear (particularly in elimination games).

FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Baseball Primer: Tuesday 5/26/15

Clayton Kershaw on the mound tonight means he's probably in play. Against the Braves in Los Angeles? He definitely is.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/26/15

The Toronto Blue Jays are facing a lefty tonight. You know what to do.

You're Not Drafting Stevie Johnson Highly Enough in Fantasy Football

People are reluctant to draft Stevie Johnson, who is coming off of two down seasons, but he's primed for a bounceback 2015 campaign.

Inefficient, Historic, and Spectacular: LeBron James' Game 3 Performance Was Unignorable

Whether you love LeBron James or you hate him, his performance in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals was for you.

Carrying the Cavs: NBA Finals Déjà Vu for LeBron?

Once surrounded by All-Star running mates, is LeBron having to turn back the clock to 2007 playing without Irving and Love?

6 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 8

Adam Eaton is starting to heat up. If the guys behind him increase their production, he'll be a nice little mid-season pickup in the outfield.

Prince Fielder Is Back and Better Than Ever

Yes, he's signed to a horrible deal, but Fielder is now producing now for the Texas Rangers.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/25/15

With Jeremy Guthrie on the mound, the Yankees could explode on offense today.

Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: Wandy Rodriguez Leads the Way

The veteran lefty, like many streaming options this week, have a tasty home matchup to exploit.

Can We Find Fantasy Football Production in a Crowded Cleveland Browns’ Backfield?

In 2014, Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West split carries and drove fantasy owners crazy. Can we expect more of the same in 2015?

The Top 5 Unaddressed Positions of Need in the AFC

They're the 32 most organized men in football, but even they let things slip through the cracks at times.

DraftKings MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 5/22/15

Buster Posey comes into tonight with a nine-game hitting streak and gets a perfect opportunity to extend that streak with a trip to Coors.

The Top 5 Unaddressed Positions of Need in the NFC

Now that the draft is over, which teams still have glaring holes on their roster in the NFC?

Can Jonathan Stewart Really Be a Top Running Back in Fantasy Football This Year?

Jonathan Stewart, for the first time in years, looks ready to carry the load in 2015. What should we expect in fantasy football?

How the DeMarre Carroll Injury Impacts the Atlanta Hawks' NBA Title Odds

Carroll is a game-time decision for Game 2. How does that impact Atlanta's chances?

How Will Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard’s Workload Look This Season?

After drafting second-round running backs for two years in a row, how will the backfield look in Cincinnati in 2015?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 5/21/15

Didn't get a chance to check out our content yesterday? Don't worry, we have you covered.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/22/15

Bryce Harper and the Nationals are rolling, and they get a sweet matchup tonight. Deploy the Nat signal.

Where Do the Los Angeles Clippers Go From Here?

After falling to the Rockets in Game 7 of the conference semifinals, what happens to the Clippers now?

Is There Something Wrong With Clayton Kershaw?

The Los Angeles ace lost again on Thursday, continuing a surprisingly ugly start to his 2015 season.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 5/21/15 (Night Slate)

Tonight's DFS slate looks ugly. Which pitcher can you trust?

Malcom Floyd Deserves More Recognition

Malcom Floyd has been a steady cog in the Chargers' offensive machine. Why aren't his talents more widely recognized?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 5/20/15

Should coaches now go for two? How do the Astros keep winning? Is offense on the rise in baseball? These stories -- and more -- yesterday on numberFire.

A Look at J.R. Smith's Historic Night From Long Range

J.R. Smith has gone from New York Knicks castoff to an important piece on a title contender so fast that our heads are still spinning.

How Bleak Is the Outlook for the 2015 San Francisco 49ers’ Defense?

Following a slew of retirements and free agent departures this offseason, things aren't looking up for the Niners’ D.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/21/15

Scott Feldman has been better than his numbers indicate, but he has a tough matchup against the Detroit Tigers today.

What's Gotten Into The Minnesota Twins?

The Twins are off to a good start, but is it sustainable?

Eastern Conference Finals: 10 Numbers to Know About the Hawks vs. Cavaliers Series

A lot of people are picking the Cavaliers to come out of this series. Do our algorithms agree with them?

MLB Power Rankings Update: How Real Are the Astros?

The up-and-coming Astros keep winning, and our numbers are liking what they're doing.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 5/20/15

Nelson Cruz has absolutely mashed left-handed pitching this season, and is in a good position tonight to help you win some cash.

Mathematically, Should NFL Teams Go for Two Now That the Extra Point Is Moved Back?

The NFL made a rule change yesterday that will place the extra point try on the 15-yard line. What does this mean from a decision-making standpoint?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/20/15

The Kansas City Royals have four batters with slugging percentages of .500 or higher off of right-handed pitching, and they get a righty today in Jason Marquis.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 5/19/15

The Western Conference Finals headline our content from yesterday. What else might you have missed on numberFire?

DeAndre Hopkins Is Ready to Become an Elite Wide Receiver in 2015

Despite questions at quarterback, DeAndre Hopkins is poised to enter the wide receiver elite with a huge season in 2015.

Can Brian Quick Regain His Momentum From Last Season With the Rams in 2015?

Brian Quick was on the cusp of a career year in 2014 before a shoulder injury derailed his season. Coming off surgery, and with a new quarterback in town, can he return to form and continue his breakout in 2015?

Offense Is Up in Baseball in 2015

While offense hasn't returned to the production of the last 1990s and 2000s, scoring is up a bit this year.

The Golden State Warriors Are the Biggest Western Conference Champion Favorites Ever

By the numbers, the Warriors won't have to play any team in these playoffs that's even half as good as they are.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: 5/19/15

Are the Blue Jays about to go bonkers tonight in Toronto?

Eastern Conference Finals: Examining Individual Matchups in the Cavaliers vs. Hawks Series

What to watch for in the Eastern Conference Finals' individual matchups.

Western Conference Finals: 10 Numbers to Know About the Warriors vs. Rockets Series

The Rockets shocked the Clippers, but do the numbers say they can do it again against the Warriors?

FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Baseball Primer: Tuesday 5/19/15

James Shields has a cost-effective salary on FantasyScore tonight, and should be a good value.

Miami Extends Ryan Tannehill Early: What Does It Mean for the Dolphins?

Miami locked up Tannehill long-term, but has he shown enough to justify the price tag?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/19/15

The Texas Rangers have sneakily been bopping against left-handers this year, and they get one tonight in Wade Miley.

Will Eric Ebron Make the Second-Year Leap for Detroit?

After a disappointing rookie season, can Eric Ebron bounce back this year and show everyone why the Detroit Lions selected him with the 10th overall pick in 2014?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 5/18/15

Do you have football and baseball on the mind? Then you're in luck. Here is what you may have missed yesterday on numberFire.

It's Time to Temper Expectations for Marvin Jones in 2015

After a great 2013 season and missing all of 2014 with an injury, Marvin Jones will be fighting an uphill battle in 2015.

Did the Miami Marlins Make a Mistake Firing Mike Redmond?

The team is full of underachieving players, and that cannot be placed on the manager.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 5/18/15

Despite a poor start to the season at the plate, the Phillies are in play in DFS tonight in Colorado.

Vernon Davis Can Be an Elite Fantasy Football Tight End in 2015

Vernon Davis had a dreadful 2014, but now he's being severely under valued.

6 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 7

If injuries have got your roster looking grim, fear not. A guy like Brad Miller might be able to lend a stick.

What Does the Career of an Average Tight End Look Like?

Antonio Gates has had a prolific and long career in the league. Is his level of dominance the norm for an NFL tight end?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/18/15

With the Oakland A's facing Lance McCullers in his Major League debut, they could be a candidate to post a high run total.

Can Joc Pederson Continue His Early-Season Success?

Is it time to sell-high on the front-runner for National League Rookie of the Year?

So Far, the Braves Are Winning the Shelby Miller-Jason Heyward Trade

After Shelby Miller's near no-hitter Sunday, it appears Atlanta is winning one of the most significant deals of the winter.

Can Jarvis Landry Improve His Touchdown Scoring in 2015?

Jarvis Landry made a big splash his rookie season with the Dolphins. Can he raise his stock in 2015 with more trips to the end zone?

Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: Teammates Produce Best Streamer Options

It’s time to stack teammates facing weak offenses, including teams from each coast.

Will Matt Forte See a Reduced Role Under John Fox?

Long-time Chicago running back Matt Forte will be entering his age-30 season this year. Will new head coach John Fox start phasing out the veteran in favor of youth?

work in progress -- Why Running Backs Are So Important in Fantasy Football Best Ball Leagues

Has Brandon Crawford Made a Step Forward Offensively?

Known for his defense, Brandon Crawford is making an impact on offense in 2015.

DraftKings MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 5/15/15

Clayton Kershaw is by far the top pitching option on the board tonight. Who else makes our optimal lineup?

Hawks vs. Wizards: The Fight for the Eastern Conference Finals

Will this surprisingly great series come to an end tonight? Or will Washington live to see another day?

Will Jay Cutler become Peyton Manning under Adam Gase and John Fox?

Can new head coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Adam Gase revive the quarterback's career?

How the Los Angeles Clippers Went From a 97.41% Win Probability to Losing Game 6

The Clippers just suffered one of the worst collapses in NBA playoff history. Let's break it down.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 5/14/15

The Capitals and Corey Kluber were on the opposite ends of history on Wednesday, and we dug in. What else did you miss yesterday on numberFire? Let's take a look.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/15/15

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been a great stack candidate often this year, and tonight is no different.

NHL Eastern Conference Final Preview: Can the Rangers Keep the Momentum Going?

The Presidents' Trophy holders, despite having home ice advantage, should face a stern test in the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Why Teams Should Be Trading for Aaron Harang Right Now

Not a lot has gone right for the Phillies this season, but Aaron Harang is one of them that has.

Why Fantasy Football Owners Shouldn’t Give Up on Bishop Sankey Just Yet

Bishop Sankey burned a lot of fantasy owners last season. That is exactly why we shouldn’t toss him aside just yet.

MLB Power Rankings Update: According to Math, the Dodgers Are Easily the Best Team in Baseball

Though they don't have the best record in the bigs, the numberFire algorithm loves the Dodgers more than any other team.

What to Expect from Eli Manning in His Second Season Under Ben McAdoo

Can Eli Manning and the Giants carry their momentum from the end of last season into their second year with their offensive coordinator?

Is Chasing Running Back Performance an Efficient Fantasy Football Strategy?

Some running backs are prone to big games, but what happens when you rely on previous performances the following week?

The Odds of All the Capitals' Playoff Collapses Will Make You Cry for Washington Fans

The Capitals lost another Game 7 after leading a series 3-1. How unlikely is their playoff history?

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It's Probably Time to Move on From Justin Hunter

After failing to launch in what was supposed to be a breakout year in 2014, what can we expect of Justin Hunter in his third NFL season?

NHL Western Conference Final Preview: Despite Having Home Ice Advantage, Anaheim Has an Uphill Battle

Believe it or not, the team with the best record in the Western Conference this year has to prove their worth in the conference finals.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 5/14/15

Johnny Cueto should be the top owned pitcher on the day by a pretty wide margin. And for good reason.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 5/13/15

Troy Tulowitzki wants out of Colorado and Monty Williams is forced out of New Orleans. What else did you miss on numberFire yesterday?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/14/15

There are plenty of juicy matchups for both the early and the late slate today, including the Kansas City Royals against Ross Detwiler.

Putting Corey Kluber's 18-Strikeout Game in Historical Context

Kluber had been struggling for most of 2015. That all stopped with Wednesday night's legendary performance.

Is Kelvin Benjamin Headed for a Sophomore Slump?

Kelvin Benjamin was part of an elite rookie class, but can he succeed without the volume?

Our Offer To Bill Simmons

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 5/13/15

Matt Harvey, against a Cubs team that loves to strike out, is tonight's top pitching option in daily fantasy baseball.

Monty Williams Was Just the New Orleans Pelicans' Scapegoat

Did Monty Williams really deserve to be fired by the Pelicans?

LeBron James' Game 5 Performance Was Better Than You Realize

LBJ just had arguably the best performance of this year's playoffs and one of the best of his career. Are we appreciating it properly?

Which Receiver Should Set the Market for a Long-Term Extension?

Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, Julio Jones, and A.J. Green need new contracts. Who should come out on top?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/13/15

With Ricky Nolasco on the bump, the Tigers could be ready for an offensive explosion.

Is Tim Lincecum Back?

Tim Lincecum is currently sporting a 2.00 ERA, so has the former Cy Young winner rediscovered his old form?

Just How Good Have the San Antonio Spurs Been the Last 18 Years?

Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich will be intertwined forever - and history shows that they've been a dominant duo

Which Teams Need Troy Tulowitzki?

The Tulo trade rumors are about to hit full stride. Which teams could make a play for him?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 5/12/15

Are the Patriots' playoff chances deflated? Why aren't the Bulls dominating the Cavs? Is it time to start talking about Danny Salazar? We covered these stories -- and more -- yesteday at numberFire.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 5/12/15

Bryce Harper's been crushing the ball this year, and he has another great opportunity to build on that tonight.

Against All Odds: Why John Brown Will Emerge in Arizona

Doubted his entire career, John Brown is ready to show the Arizona Cardinals in 2015 that he just might be their best wide receiver.


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The Weird Present and Uncertain Future of the Chicago Bulls

How are the Bulls not easily beating a depleted Cavs team in this year's playoffs?

How Game 4 in the Rockets-Clippers Series Evidenced the Shortcomings of Hack-a-Shaq

DeAndre Jordan shot just better than 41 percent on 34 attempts, but the Clippers still won. Why?

FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Baseball Primer: Tuesday 5/12/15

A.J. Burnett is looking for revenge tonight against the Phillies. Does our algorithm like him?

How Tom Brady's Suspension Impacts the New England Patriots' Playoff Chances

Thanks to deflategate, the Patriots may be without Tom Brady for four games next season. How does the suspension impact their playoff chances?

Darren Waller: The Breshad Perriman Backup Plan

The Ravens invested heavily in Breshad Perriman, but could Darren Waller provide similar results at a much cheaper investment?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/12/15

Denard Span has helped spark a Washington Nationals offense that has high run potential tonight in Arizona.

The Role of Slot Receivers in Daily Fantasy Football

Are slot receivers really best for optimal lineup construction in cash games?

Danny Salazar Is Owning Batters for the Cleveland Indians

No longer banished to the minors, Cleveland's young right-hander is dominating Major League hitters.

Sparkplugs: The Playoffs Most Important Bench Players

As the conference finals draw closer, which bench players can perhaps swing the title?

Does NFL Draft Round Indicate Fantasy Football Success for Running Backs?

Can we learn anything from the NFL draft round a running back is selected in? What do these conclusions mean for future fantasy glory?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 5/11/15

Buzzer-beaters, strikeouts and receptions. Let's take a look at what you might have missed yesterday on numberFire.

NBA Power Rankings Update: Who Has Been the Best Team in the Playoffs?

Based only on the playoffs, the Wizards have been the league's best team. What about the Warriors?

How a Weekend of Buzzer-Beating Game Winners Changed the Trajectory of the 2015 NBA Playoffs

There were three jaw-dropping buzzer-beating game winners this weekend in the NBA. How did they change the playoff landscape?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 5/11/15

Zack Greinke is worth every penny of his expensive salary at home against the Marlins tonight.

How a Weekend of Buzzer-Beating Game Winners Changed the Trajectory of the 2015 NBA Playoffs

There were three jaw-dropping buzzer-beating game winners this weekend in the NBA. How did they change the playoff landscape?

Breaking Down Timofey Mozgov's Playoff Impact on the Cleveland Cavaliers

Timofey Mozgov's regular season success has continued into the postseason, and he is now a key to the Cavs' title hopes.

6 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 6

Noah Syndergaard's set to make his Major League debut, and he could bring your team Major League production.

The Rebirth of the Yankees' Michael Pineda

After missing more than two years, the right-hander is back with a vengeance.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/11/15

The Dodgers' offense has been poppin' lately, and they get a plus matchup tonight.

Is Charles Johnson On The Verge of a Statistical Breakout?


Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: Home Starters Offer the Best Options

Playing it safe and streaming pitchers with home starts offer the best chance to win this week.

How Justin Hardy Can Be the Solution to the Atlanta Falcons' Slot Receiver Problem

Atlanta's fourth-round pick Justin Hardy has the skillset to come in right away and become the slot receiver Atlanta's been missing for years.

12 Post-NFL Draft Situations to Watch at the Wide Receiver Position for Fantasy Football

The rookie wide receiver class of 2014 sent waves throughout the NFL that are still being felt during this offseason. What does the wide receiver class of 2015 have in store for this upcoming fantasy football season?

The 21 Biggest Surprises of the NFL Draft

We try our best to plan the future, but even the best-laid plans fall out of the first round.

What To Make of the New Orleans Saints' Decision To Reshape Their Offense

Much has been made of the Saints' shifting their offensive philosophy, but are changes going to be that drastic?

Why Russell Wilson Shouldn't Be the NFL's Highest-Paid Quarterback

Wilson and the Seahawks are far apart on a new contract. Is he really worth his asking price -- whatever it may be?

DraftKings MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 5/8/15

Yasmani Grandal looks to follow up yesterday's massive four-hit, two-home run outing with another big game tonight at Coors.

Can the Washington Wizards Contend Without John Wall?

How would losing their star point guard impact the Wizards' chances of beating the Hawks?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 5/7/15

Why Jimmy Butler shouldn't have won MIP. Why Bryce Harper isn't overrated. That's some of what you missed yesterday on numberFire.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/8/15

There are plenty of juicy matchups tonight, but potentially none are better than the Reds against Hector Noesi.

12 Post-Draft Situations to Watch at the Wide Receiver Position for Fantasy Football

The rookie wide receiver class of 2014 sent waves throughout the NFL that are still being felt during this offseason. What does the wide receiver class of 2015 have in store for this upcoming fantasy football season?

Were the Red Sox Wrong To Trade Jose Iglesias?

Two years ago, Boston traded the slick-fielding shortstop to Detroit. Should they be regretting the deal?

Jimmy Butler Is Great, But He Wasn't the NBA's Most Improved Player

Butler shouldered a bigger workload this year, but his landslide victory as Most Improved Player doesn't add up.

Defensive Rebounding Has Become the Most Undervalued Defensive Skill in the NBA

Rim protection metrics are all the rage right now, but are we now undervaluing a skill like defensive rebounding?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 5/7/15 (Early Slate)

Adrian Gonzalez has been crushing the ball, and he has another great opportunity to mash this afternoon in Milwaukee.

8 NFL Veterans in Danger of Losing Their Jobs

Can these seasoned vets close the deal on retaining their spots, or will the young pups steal starts?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/7/15

The Detroit Tigers scored five runs off of one of the best lefties in the league last night, and they get another left-hander today.

A Jack of All Trades in Dallas: How Byron Jones Helps the Cowboys

Can the Cowboys utilize the versatility of their new first-round cornerback Byron Jones to address their problems in the secondary?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 5/6/15

MIke Conley beat the Warriors with one eye. Brett Hundley is Mike McCarthey's new, high-upside project. We looked at these stories -- and more -- yesterday on numberFire.

Washington's Bryce Harper Is Making History

If you still think Bryce Harper is overrated, think again.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 5/6/15 (Night Slate)

With some bad low-cost pitchers in DFS tonight, paying up for Gerrit Cole is a smart choice.

15 Things to Know About the Post-NFL Draft Fantasy Football Running Back Landscape

Last week's NFL Draft completely changed the running back landscape in fantasy football. Which players saw their stock rise, and which ones are in trouble heading into 2015?

What the Memphis Grizzlies' Game 2 Win Means for the NBA Playoffs

Will the upset help the Grizz topple the Warriors? Or do the Warriors now have bigger concerns in the conference?

Baseball's Most Surprising and Disappointing Teams So Far

The Royals and Astros used to be the laughingstock of baseball, but that's not the case this season.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/6/15

Both the Blue Jays and Yankees crush left-handed pitching, and they just so happen to face lefties tonight.

5 Buy-Low Pitchers to Target in Fantasy Baseball

These five prominent pitchers are off to rocky starts, but you should still believe in them.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 5/5/15

How historic has Blake Griffin been? Is T.J. Yeldon the answer for the Jags? These are just some of the topics we covered yesterday on numberFire.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 5/5/15

Josh Reddick has been on fire, and his bat should continue to beast tonight against Trevor May.

How the Los Angeles Clippers Shocked the Houston Rockets and Won Game 1

Without Chris Paul, the Clippers had to find a way to upset the Rockets -- and they did. Here's how it went down.

Blake Griffin Is Having a Playoffs for the Ages

Blake Griffin's impressive playoff numbers are putting him among historic company. Is he making the Clippers a legit title contender?

FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Primer: Tuesday 5/5/15

Is Strasburg worth the start against the Marlins tonight, or does the algorithm like other pitchers on FantasyScore.com more?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/5/15

Thrown into a plus matchup, the San Diego Padres provide a cheap, high-upside stacking option for tonight's slate.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 5/4/15

Did Steph Curry deserve MVP? How are the Astros Playing so well? Which teams won and lost Round 1 of the NFL Draft? We answered that and more on numberFire yesterday.

Is Matt Jones a Threat to Alfred Morris?

After being a surprise third-round selection for the Redskins, will Matt Jones supplant Alfred Morris as the starter in Washington?

Crowded Airspace: How Does Zac Stacy Fit With the New York Jets?

Zac Stacy floundered in St. Louis. Will he be able to crack the Jets' depth chart?

Is NFL Draft Round Indicative of Fantasy Football Production for Wide Receivers?

Now that the 2015 NFL draft has ended, what can we learn about draft round and future fantasy production for receivers?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 5/4/15

Paul Goldschmidt against a lefty pitcher at Coors? Yes, please.

The Story of One-Eyed Charlie and Mike Conley's Ever-Visible Value

How did Mike Conley show his true value in Game 2 against the Warriors?

10 Numbers to Know for the Clippers vs. Rockets Series

What do you need to know about the Clippers-Rockets series? Here are 10 telling numbers.

Make No Mistake: Stephen Curry Was the Correct NBA MVP Choice

It was a heavily debated MVP race this year, but Stephen Curry came out on top. And the numbers back him up.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/4/15

With R.A. Dickey's knuckleball on the down-turn, the Yankees could see an offensive explosion tonight.

How the Houston Astros Became Baseball's Hottest Team

After a long rebuild, the Astros suddenly have the best record in the American League. Here's how they've done it.

6 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 5

Trevor Plouffe has validated last year's improvement and could be worthy of an add in your season-long league.

Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: Dan Haren Makes Another Appearance

For the fourth time this year, Dan Haren is among the best starting pitcher streaming options for the week.

Can Dee Gordon Continue His Hot Hitting?

Gordon has been hot at the top of the Marlins' lineup. Can he continue his production?

The Winners and Losers of Round 1 of the NFL Draft

Todd Gurley will more than likely be a good player at the NFL level, but did the Rams make the wrong choice in drafting him?

Is Tyler Lockett the Next Antonio Brown?

In 2012, the Seahawks used a third-round pick to find their franchise quarterback in Russell Wilson. Will Seattle rediscover that third-round magic once again with Tyler Lockett?

Can Garrett Grayson Become a Successful NFL Quarterback With the New Orleans Saints?

Quarterbacks drafted after the first round don't often succeed. Garrett Grayson has the potential to break that mold.

Will Jimmy Paredes' Production Continue?

Profiling the success of O's Slugger Jimmy Paredes

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DraftKings MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 5/1/15

Should you play Matt Harvey tonight over Max Scherzer on DraftKings? Our numbers think so.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 4/30/15

Who were the winners and losers of the NFL Draft? What's wrong with the Washington Nationals? We looked at that and much more on numberFire yesterday.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 4/30/15

Blake Griffin continued to dominate the Spurs with another monstrous outing in Game 6.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers Game 7 Preview: Who Has the Edge?

The most exciting first round series of this year's NBA playoff comes to a close Saturday night. Which team will win?

How Mark Teixeira Became an Elite Power Hitter Again

After a short 2013 season and a disappointing 2014, Teixeira has gotten off to a great start in 2015. What has changed?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/1/15

The White Sox disappointed on Thursday but could be in store for a bounce-back game on Friday.

7 Eye-Opening Stats From the First Month of the MLB Season

The first month of the season often features leaderboards with unexpected names at the top and bottom of them. This year is no different.

What Does the Billy Donovan Hire Mean for the Oklahoma City Thunder?

Based on his collegiate record and experience, Donovan is a great hire for the Thunder.

The Denver Broncos Aren't Worried About Shane Ray: Should They Be?

The Broncos took a chance with Shane Ray, who has a drug-related charge on his record. Was it worth the gamble?

The Selection of Andrus Peat Signifies a Change of Offensive Philosophy in New Orleans

Andrus Peat is now a New Orleans Saint. Where does he fit it on their offensive line?

The Cleveland Browns Made a Hefty Blunder With Danny Shelton

Is University of Washington big man Danny Shelton worth a top-10 draft pick?

Owamagbe Odighizuwa: The New York Giants' Heir Apparent to J.P.P.?

A limited pass-rusher but excellent run-stopper, Odighizuwa looks to bolster the G-Men's defensive front seven.

Marcus Mariota Has Boom-or-Bust Potential With the Tennessee Titans

Mariota has elite potential as an NFL quarterback, but can he reach that potential and help Tennessee in 2015?

29 NFL Draft Articles to Read Before Tonight's First Round

Ready for the NFL Draft? Before you sit down to watch it tonight, make sure you've looked through our offseason draft content.

Leonard Williams: No Respect, But the New York Jets Halt the Slide

The near-consensus top talent in this draft, Leonard Williams didn't go first overall. What gives?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 4/29/15

The Hawks won defended their home court in Game 5 thanks in large part to a monster outing from Al Horford.

Strasburg vs. deGrom: Who Has More to Prove Tonight?

Jacob deGrom and Stephen Strasburg square off today in a big battle at Citi Field. Who has more to prove?

Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Thursday 4/30/15

Can you trust Stephen Strasburg tonight? Our numbers are optimistic.

How Valuable Is a Tight End in the NFL Draft?

Jason Witten -- drafted in the third round -- has the highest career Total NEP of all tight ends since 2000. Are discounts like him the norm on draft day?

Can DeVante Parker Bring Life to the Miami Dolphins' Offense?

By selecting DeVante Parker 14th overall, the Miami Dolphins are getting a receiver that was crazy productive in college. Can he bring that to the pros?

If Stat Nerds Gave Out the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, Andrew Wiggins Wouldn't Have Won

Wiggins definitely fits the mould of your typical, high-scoring Rookie of the Year winner. But do the other numbers back him up?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 4/29/15

What should you look for in tonight's NFL Draft? Can the Hawks win the NBA Championship? Will James Harden take the Rockets deep in the playoffs?

The Highs and Lows of Derrick Rose: Playoff Edition

Derrick Rose has experienced a sharp drop in performance during the playoffs. Why has that happened?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/30/15

The Houston Astros have the hottest offense in the Majors right now, and they could be in line for another big night tonight.

Jimmy Nelson of the Milwaukee Brewers Could Be Headed for a Breakout

Thanks in large part to a new curveball, Jimmy Nelson has been among the best pitchers in baseball at generating swinging strikes, and an uptick in strikeout rate may soon follow.

Jimmy Nelson of the Milwaukee Brewers Could Be Headed for a Breakout

Thanks in large part to a new curveball, Jimmy Nelson has been among the best pitchers in baseball at generating swinging strikes, and an uptick in strikeout rate may soon follow.

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Round 2 Winners and Matchups to Watch

Round 2 of the NHL Playoffs are about to begin. Which matchups will be intriguing to watch? More importantly, which teams are expected to advance?

Will Mike Davis Make an Immediate Impact for the 49ers?

Can new 49er Mike Davis supplant Carlos Hyde as the lead back?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 4/29/15

Brook Lopez is coming off of a monster Game 4 performance and will look to stay hot tonight in Atlanta for Game 5.

Jameis Winston's Outlook as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer Isn't Pretty

With the first pick in the NFL Draft, Tampa Bay selected quarterback Jameis Winston. And our numbers aren't all that excited about it.

Is Nelson Agholor the Perfect Jeremy Maclin Replacement?

The Eagles got a new wide receiver in the first round of the draft. Is he a goot fit?

How Does Ameer Abdullah Fit With the Detroit Lions?

Abdullah will contend with Theo Riddick to replace Reggie Bush, but his track record suggests he can do just that.

Are the Atlanta Hawks Still a Serious NBA Title Threat?

NBA Coach of the Year Mike Budenholzer and the Hawks are tied 2-2 with the Nets. Are they still the Eastern Conference favorites?

Atlanta Spends Its Top Pick on Vic Beasley: How Can He Help the Falcons?

The Falcons boost their pass rush with Clemson edge rusher Vic Beasley.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 4/29/15

Felix Hernandez is our top pitcher today, but is he the most valuable option in daily fantasy baseball?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 4/28/15

The Clippers were unable to win Game 5 despite an absolutely monstrous performance from Blake Griffin.

Has James Harden Finally Found His Playoff Mojo for the Houston Rockets?

After two inefficient first-round exits in a Rockets uniform, James Harden finally exercises his playoff demons, heads to Round 2.

How Otto Porter Came Out of Nowhere and What His Contribution Means to the Wizards

From forgotten lottery pick to playoff all-arounder, Otto Porter is making a name for himself at just the right time.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/29/15

Even with injuries ravaging their lineup, the Dodgers could rake in the runs tonight.

How the Spurs Can Close Things Out Against the Clippers

Will Tim Duncan and company get some rest or will the Clippers force a game 7?

The 2010 NFL Draft, redux

A chance at a dratf do-over, using NumberFire metrics and hindsight.

What's Gone Wrong for the Washington Nationals?

The Nationals have gotten off to a slow start. When will they turn things around?

Is DeVante Parker Being Slightly Overlooked?

DeVante Parker hasn't been hyped as much as some wide receivers have been in this year's class. Is there a reason why?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 4/28/15

Tim Duncan has looked spectacular against the Clippers and looks to stay hot tonight in Game 5.

Which Offensive Skill Position Should Teams Target in the First Round?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 4/28/15

Should the NL have a DH? Is Allen Robinson the next great WR? Should the Celtics have tanked?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 4/28/15

Everyone will be on Clayton Kershaw and Johnny Cueto tonight, but don't sleep on Tyson Ross.

Javorius Allen Is a Perfect Fit in the Baltimore Ravens' Offense

Allen's pass-catching ability bodes well given the team's new offensive coordinator, Marc Trestman

Does Devin Funchess Make Sense in Carolina?

The Panthers went out and selected Devin Funchess in the second round of the draft. Is he a fit in their offense?

Will Sammie Coates Impact the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015?

Coates has elite athleticism and is joining an efficient passing offense, but he might have a small role in his rookie year.

Dante Fowler Jr. Is a Jaguar: How Does He Fit?

With the third pick in the NFL Draft, Jacksonville took Dante Fowler Jr. How does he make the defense better?

Devin Smith Can Take Flight as a Member of the New York Jets

The Jets went two for two in the draft after selecting OSU receiver Devin Smith in the second round.

Is Allen Robinson the Next Great NFL Wide Receiver?

Odell Beckham, Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans get all the hype, but is Allen Robinson in their league?

The Boston Celtics Dilemma: To Tank or to Be Swept?

The Celtics’ season ended in a sweep courtesy of the Cavaliers. Was going for the playoffs the right choice?

FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Baseball Primer: Tuesday 4/28/15

Clayton Kershaw is on the mound tonight, but is there a better value play on FantasyScore tonight?

How Much Does the Kevin Love Injury Affect the Cleveland Cavaliers' Title Chances?

The Cavaliers are headed to the second round, but they'll be missing a major piece in Kevin Love. Can they still contend?

The Freak Lands in Chicago: How Will Kevin White Impact the Bears in 2015?

Kevin White is now a Chicago Bear. How does he change the Bears' offense?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 4/27/15

The Nets are now tied with the Hawks, thanks in large part to 35 points from Deron Williams.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/28/15

Nelson Cruz and the Mariners face Ross Detwiler. That could get ugly.

Can Duke Johnson Emerge Despite a Crowded Depth Chart in Cleveland?

Duke Johnson enters a murky situation behind two sophomore running backs. Is he the best of the bunch?

What Can Maxx Williams Bring to the Baltimore Ravens' Offense?

Second-round pick Maxx Williams enters an incredibly fortunate situation in Baltimore. What should we expect?

How Marcus Peters Can Salvage the Kansas City Chiefs' Secondary

First-round pick Marcus Peters has the physical traits to immediately succeed in Kansas City's defense.

25 Things to Watch During the 2015 NFL Draft

Tampa Bay’s quarterback choice will have a ripple effect on the draft. What else should you be on the lookout for while watching?

Why Julio Jones Could Be the NFL's Best Wide Receiver in 2015

Entering his fifth year in the league, everything is coming together for Julio Jones to emerge as this season's best wide receiver.

Why the National League Needs the Designated Hitter

Folks, it's time for the National League to bite the bullet and bring on the DH.

David Cobb Can Carve Himself a Big Role in the Titans' Backfield

The addition of David Cobb could mean Shonn Greene is on the way out of Tennessee.

Jaelen Strong Is a Perfect Fit for the Houston Texans' Offense

Andre Johnson's departure left a big void in Houston, but Jaelen Strong has the tools to step into this opening and produce immediately.

Dorial Green-Beckham Is Another Great Piece for the Titans to Build Around

The Titans had already begun to rebuild their offense when they drafted Marcus Mariota, and Dorial Green-Beckham is another step in the right direction.

Why T.J Yeldon Will Disappoint in Jacksonville

The Jaguars needed a running back, and they got one in T.J. Yeldon. Don't get too excited about his potential there though.

Tevin Coleman to the Atlanta Falcons: These Birds Just Got Explosive

The Falcons don't have a true lead back, but that may have changed last week during the NFL Draft.

Todd Gurley Drafted in the Top 10: What His Addition Means in St. Louis

Gurley was expected to be the first running back selected in the 2015 NFL Draft, but injury concerns were expected to hurt his draft stock. Here's what we can expect his rookie year.

Jeremy Langford Brings Speed to the Windy City: Why He Strengthens the Bears' Backfield

The Chicago Bears turned heads when drafting Jeremy Langford in the fourth round, but he has a chance to break out in a crowded backfield.

Jamison Crowder Fills Biggest Need for the Washington Redskins

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David Johnson: Little School, Big Potential Impact for the Arizona Cardinals

A look at how David Johnson may be able to improve a struggling offense in Arizona.

Caution, Potential to Bust: Top 5 Bust Candidates from the 2015 NFL Draft

Every draft has its stars and busts. What 2015 draftees are the most likely to flame out and become regrets of front offices around the league? There are no certainties in the draft, but these picks were certainly questionable.

Brett Hundley in Green Bay: Backup, Successor, Project or Wasted Pick?

The former UCLA Bruins quarterback leaves California for Green Bay. Was he worth the pick by the Packers?

Is Bryce Petty the Future of the New York Jets?

The Jets went out and snagged another quarterback, Bryce Petty, through the draft. Is Petty the one?

Amari Cooper's Potential Impact in Oakland: What the Raiders Can Expect

Amari Cooper is bringing his talents (and hope) to Oakland. What should we expect?

Drafting Jay Ajayi Was a Steal for the Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins continue to bolster their offense this offseason by drafting a workhorse running back in Jay Ajayi to share the load with Lamar Miller.

The Ravens Select Wide Receiver Breshad Perriman: Is He the Next Torrey Smith?

The Ravens failed to re-sign Torrey Smith this offseason, but they may have gotten his replacement in Round 1 of the NFL Draft.

Melvin Gordon Could Be a Monster as a San Diego Charger

The Chargers were the second team to take a running back in the first round, and according to the numbers, it wasn't a bad choice.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 4/27/15

Is Chris Archer the best pitcher in the AL? What happened to Hakeem Nicks? When will Andrew McCutchen around his slow start?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 4/27/15

With Mike Conley sidelined, Beno Udrih will slide into the Grizzlies' starting lineup for Game 4 in Portland tonight.

How Miami Speedster Phillip Dorsett Fits With the Indianapolis Colts

Phillip Dorsett joins a crowded wide receiver group in Indianapolis. What does he provide for them?

The Numbers Behind Andrew McCutchen's Slump

McCutchen's batting average is south of .200. What's wrong?

Todd Gurley is Primed to Buck the Trend of the Devalued First Round Running Back

Is Todd Gurley worthy of Being the First running back taken in the first round since 2012?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 4/26/15

J.J. Barea posted an impressive double-double to help the Mavericks stave off elimination last night.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 4/27/15

With a good number of solid pitchers on the mound tonight, is there really just one our algorithm likes best?

The Offensive Draft: 2015 Offense-Only NFL Mock Draft

Two numberFire writers battle as GMs in this offense-only NFL mock draft.

6 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 4

With the injuries starting to mount, players receiving additional volume should be on your fantasy baseball waiver wire.

2015 Offense-Only NFL Mock Draft: Does Jameis Winston Deserve the Top Spot?

What if the NFL Draft was an offense-only one? Two numberFire writers, Michael Luchies and Cory Rindone, take a look at what it could look like.

Progress Report: Golden State's Run at Immortality

Golden State has a chance to stand among NBA royalty. How do they stack up after round one?

Why the Tampa Bay Rays' Chris Archer Is the Best Pitcher in the AL East

Chris Archer has turned into one of the best starting pitchers in all of baseball. How?

5 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/27/15

The Detroit Tigers get a positive matchup against a lefty. That could end well for their big boppers.

Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: Brewers, Marlins Offer Best Options This Week

Against the Phillies this weekend, don't overlook the Miami Marlins' pitching staff.

A Pre-Draft Look at the New England Patriots Backfield

Trying to make sense of the seemingly random: what will Bill Belichick do?

What Happened to Hakeem Nicks?

Hakeem Nicks is on his third team inside of three years. What happened to his once promising career?

Is Ladarius Green Poised for a Breakout in 2015?

Is the main tight end gig in San Diego Ladarius Green's for the taking, or should we temper our expectations?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 4/24/15

Dwight Howard's minutes limit have been lifted, and he's back to All-Star form.

An Early Look at Batted Ball Velocity in the 2015 MLB Season

Newly released data can tell us how fast a batted ball left the hitter's bat, and this could be a huge tool for player analysis.

DraftKings MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 4/24/15

Felix Hernandez gets the Twins at home tonight, making him a great pitcher to use in daily fantasy baseball. Who else makes the cut?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 4/23/15

The Warriors mounted an epic comeback against the Pelicans last night, thanks in large part to 40 points from Stephen Curry.

Why Devin Smith Could Be the Best Deep Threat in the 2015 NFL Draft

Devin Smith’s big play ability could make him one of the best values in the NFL Draft.

Why Matt Carpenter Is a Potential MVP Candidate

The Cardinals' Matt Carpenter is once again showing he's the best leadoff hitter in the game. Could he be an MVP?

How the Warriors Laughed in the Face of Our Win Probability Chart in Game 3 Against the Pelicans

This Golden State Warriors team is special. All remaining doubters should be properly converted after last night's comeback victory.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/24/15

The Red Sox offense has struggled this year, but that could shift tonight.

The 3 Types of NFL Running Backs Based on Workloads

Which running backs get stronger with increasing workloads and which ones crumble under the pressure?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 4/23/15

What if Teddy Bridgewater was a Brown? What should the Eagles do in the draft? We answered that and much more on numberFire yesterday.

Paul Pierce at Power Foward Has Proven to Be the Wizards' Secret Playoff Weapon

Did the Wizards save their best lineup for the playoffs or did they just stumble upon it?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 4/23/15

Derrick Rose has been scorching hot to open the playoffs and should keep it rolling tonight in Game 3.

Was Mike Budenholzer the Right Choice for NBA Coach of the Year?

Coach Bud helped the Hawks soar to new heights this year. Was he more deserving of the award than other candidates?

Can Anthony DeSclafani Maintain His Recent Success?

Anthony DeSclafani has shown significant improvement and is showing that he can be a consistent starter for the Reds.

3 Players With Huge Platoon Splits to Target in Fantasy Baseball

Need a little help off your waiver wire? Why not take a look at these three players with huge platoon splits to help.

What If Teddy Bridgewater Was a Cleveland Brown?

Despite studies that showed them otherwise, the Browns opted for Johnny Manziel over Teddy Bridgewater in last year's draft. Today, it's coming back to haunt them.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 4/22/15

Blake Griffin continued his dominance over the Spurs with a massive triple-double in Game 2.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 4/23/15

Corey Dickerson could let it fly in a nice matchup at Coors today.

FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Baseball Primer: Thursday 4/23/15

There are 13 pitchers with more expensive price tags than Bartolo Colon on FantasyScore today. Naturally, our algorithm thinks he's a great value.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 4/22/15

With the release of the NFL schedule, do any teams now see more favorable odds to make the playoffs? We talked about that and much more on numberFire yesterday.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/23/15

A fly-ball pitcher against the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre? Sign me up.

How the Capitals Can Gain Momentum Against the Islanders

With the series returning to D.C., the Capitals look to take the lead in their Stanley Cup series vs. the New York Islanders.

Playoff Bradley Beal Is the Real Deal

As the Wizards swept the Raptors, Bradley Beal showed us how he's money in the postseason -- again.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 4/22/15

Chris Paul looks to follow up his outstanding Game 1 performance with another huge game tonight in Game 2 against the Spurs.

Is the Cowboys’ 2015 Lead Running Back on the Roster?

The Cowboys have many formerly-hyped, potentially-talented backs on their roster. Could one be their feature back?

Why the Washington Redskins Need to Draft a Running Back

Roy Helu was more important than you might think, and relying solely on Alfred Morris may not be the best approach.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 4/22/15

Joey Votto's Reds scored 16 runs last night. They probably won't do that again tonight, but Votto is certainly in play in DFS.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 4/21/15

A finally healthy Dwight Howard looked every bit the Superman of old in Game 2 against the Mavericks.

Can We Talk About How Good Tristan Thompson Has Been for the Cleveland Cavaliers?

He's not LeBron, Kyrie, or Kevin, but Tristan has elevated his game in 2014-15 substantially.

NFL Schedule Impact: Which Teams Saw Their Playoff Odds Drop Most?

The NFL schedule was released yesterday, and if you're a fan of the Packers, you probably shouldn't be happy.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/22/15

Fly-ball pitchers facing fly-ball hitting offenses could lead to some high-output games in tonight's slate.

Is Pierre Garcon Primed for a Bounce Back Campaign?

Can Pierre Garcon reclaim his 2013 glory for fantasy owners in 2015?

How J.J. Redick Impacts the Los Angeles Clippers and the NBA Playoffs

Redck's role doesn't qualify him for any particular end-of-season award, but he has proven invaluable for the Clippers this season.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 4/21/15

Should the Titans trade for Philip Rivers? Should the Raiders draft a wide receiver in the first round? We answered those questions and more yesterday on numberFire.

What Should We Expect From Addison Russell?

The Cubs have called up yet another super prospect, and this one could be super awesome too.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 4/21/15

Paul Pierce has the most playoff experience of anyone in the series between the Wizards and Raptors, and it showed in Game 1.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 4/21/15

After mashing the ball last night, the Padres have a good opportunity to do the same tonight.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 4/20/15

Jimmy Butler looked spectacular as the Bulls took a two game series lead against the Bucks last night.

How Jimmy Butler Made the Leap From Role Player to NBA All-Star

Jimmy Butler's breakout season and playoff production is making him look like the next NBA superstar.

FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Baseball Primer: Tuesday 4/21/15

Are the Padres about to do it all again tonight at Coors?

Does It Make Sense for the Titans to Trade for Philip Rivers?

Rumors are swirling about a possible trade that would send Philip Rivers to the Titans. Does the hypothetical move make sense for Tennessee?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 4/20/15

What did we learn from the first set of NBA Playoff games? DId Lou Williams deserve the Sixth Man of the Year award? We looked at that and much more yesterday on numberFire.

Could Tim Tebow Work as a Non-Quarterback?

And Tim said, let there be rampant speculation about my future. And there was. And it was good.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/21/15

Mediocre pitchers in hitter's ballparks? The runs are ready to flow for tonight's slate, especially for these teams.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 4/20/15

Derrick Rose didn't just look healthy in Game 1 against the Bucks. He looked like the All-Star he was before he got hurt.

Alex Rodriguez Is Doing Way Better Than You Thought He Would

A-Rod is hitting home runs and racing his way up the all-time home run chart. Can he keep up that level of play?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 4/20/15

When Derek Norris faces a lefty pitcher, you have to target him in daily fantasy baseball. That's no different tonight.

Why Lou Williams Was the Right Choice for NBA Sixth Man of the Year

How do Williams' numbers stack up against past Sixth Man of the Year winners?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 4/19/15

Blake Griffin and Chris Paul dominated the Spurs en route to an impressive Game 1 victory last night.

Tim Tebow to Philadelphia Probably Doesn't Matter, But This Chart Is Interesting

Tim Tebow will have an opportunity to make the Eagles' roster this year. Just how bad has the Philadelphia quarterback depth chart become?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/20/15

Several left-handers starting on the mound tonight create for plus matchups you can exploit.

10 Things We Learned From Opening Weekend of the 2015 NBA Playoffs

Eight Game 1's took place this past weekend, and there was a lot to digest. What were the biggest takeaways?

6 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 3

The second wave of sweet prospects is on the way. They could provide solid value for your season-long leagues.

Should You Believe in the New York Mets?

The Mets won their eighth game in a row on Sunday, but are they for real?

Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: Two-Start Pitchers Dominate This Week's Options

We don't often see two-start streaming options come in bunches like they do this week. Check out these five guys to stream.

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NFC South Draft Needs: Which Quarterback Will the Buccaneers Choose?

Which rookie will be throwing to Mike Evans? Can the Saints fix their defense? What do the Falcons and Panthers need to address?

What Historical Rookie Running Back Production Means for This Year's Draft Class

With all the hype surrounding the NFL rookie running back class of 2015, what can we expect from the top five backs chosen in this year's draft this season?

How Do the New York Jets' Backs Fit in Their New-Look Backfield?

Is Chris Ivory's roster spot safe now that Stevan Ridley is in town? Will Bilal Powell or Daryl Richardson be the change-of-pace back?

The Numbers Behind the Kansas City Royals' Hot Start

While ball-in-play luck has also played a role, an uptick in power hitting has helped fuel Kansas City's surprising offensive start.

DraftKings MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 4/17/15

Though Clayton Kershaw is on the mound tonight, our optimal lineup for DraftKings opts for two other pitchers.

What Should Trading for Adrian Peterson Actually Cost?

Adrian Peterson might be available for trade, but acquiring him really may not be worth it given the probable cost.

NBA Playoffs Preview: Hawks vs. Nets

Can the Nets use their size advantage to upset the Hawks, or is Atlanta's efficient offense too much to overcome?

NBA Playoffs Preview: Rockets vs. Mavericks

After a tight race with the Spurs, the Rockets snuck away with the 2 seed in the West, but can they get past a Mavs team chasing one more ring for Dirk?

NBA Playoffs Preview: Clippers vs. Spurs

Two of the league's best teams square off in the first round. Who will advance?

3 Small-Sample Size Surprises So Far in Major League Baseball

Are the early-season performances of Jonathan Lucroy, Robinson Cano, and Trevor Bauer just a small-sample fluke or indicators of what is to come?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/17/15

The aces are out in full force, but that doesn't mean there aren't high-powered offenses with plus matchups.

Why the Red Sox Need to Trade for an Ace

Boston's rotation is unsurprisingly struggling, and they need to fix it before too long.

NBA Playoffs Preview: Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers

Even though the Blazers own the 4 seed, the Grizzlies own homecourt advantage. Will that be the difference maker?

NBA Playoffs Preview: Cavaliers vs. Celtics

Will this be a dominant series that propels the Cavaliers to a title run, or will the Celtics make things more interesting?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 4/15/15

Michael Beasley closed out the season in style with an absolutely absurd line last night.

NBA Playoffs Preview: Bulls vs. Bucks

In a Central Division battle between an experienced Bulls squad and a resurgent Bucks team, who will come out on top?

What Does an NFL Wide Receiver's Career Look Like?

Sammy Watkins and company lit up the receiving world last season. Should we expect them to have long and productive careers now?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 4/16/15

It's an ugly slate, but there are still some good plays today in daily fantasy baseball.

NFC North Draft Needs: Can the Packers Fix the Holes on Defense?

Can the Packers shore up their defense? Can the rest of the division secure the right pieces to make a playoff push in 2015?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 4/15/15

Who should really win the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award? Is Jameis Winston's interception rate a real problem? We answered that and much more on numberFire yesterday.

NBA Playoffs Preview: Raptors vs. Wizards

The Raptors and Wizards are two teams that peaked early and struggled later in the season. Which team still has "it" in them?

NBA Playoffs Preview: Warriors vs. Pelicans

Will the Warriors continue their historic run, or will the Pelicans make history of their own in the first round?

The Great NFL Draft Debate: Amari Cooper or Kevin White?

Using a systematic approach, let's take a look at whether Amari Cooper or Kevin White is the best wide receiver of the 2015 draft class.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/16/15

It's a short slate overall today, but there are still offenses worthy of stacking.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 4/15/15

Look for Russell Westbrook to have a monster game in a must-win for the Thunder to keep their playoff hopes alive.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 4/15/15

Nelson Cruz's power has been out of control over the last week, and he gets a lefty pitcher again tonight. He won't homer again, will he?

AFC North Draft Needs: Will the Bengals Add to the Defense?

Can Cincinnati add a defense to a good offense? What might the draft have in store for the rest of the division?

Michael Crabtree, the Oakland Raiders, and the Stages of Regret

The addition of Michael Crabtree raised some eyebrows in Oakland -- for good reason.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 4/14/15

It took two overtimes, but the Pacers inched closer to a playoff spot last night thanks in large part to George Hill.

The Year Historical Precedence Shifted for the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Voting

Draymond Green is the frontrunner for the Defensive Player of the Year award, but if we went by historical precedence, another player would take it home.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 4/14/15

Which NBA teams are ready to make a playoff run? Can it be a three-point shooting team that wins it all? We answered that and much more on numberFire yesterday.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/15/15

Whether you're playing the early or the late slate today, there are tasty match-ups to exploit in both slots.

NBA Regular Season Finales: Reasons to Watch Every Game Tonight

It's the last day of the regular season, and things could change drastically throughout the night. Here's what you should watch out for.

AFC South Draft Needs: Can the Colts Find the Missing Piece?

The AFC South had the second lowest combined win total of any division in the NFL in 2014. Which draft prospects can come in and help improve these teams in 2015?

Why Shane Greene's Success Might Be Sustainable

While it is dangerous to put much stock into a small sample size, Shane Greene's granular pitching stats suggest his strong start to his career is not a fluke.

Is Jameis Winston's College Interception Rate a Real Problem?

Jameis Winston had a pretty high interception rate in college, especially for an NFL first-round pick. What might that mean in the NFL?

NFC West Draft Needs: Can San Francisco Shore Up the Secondary?

The tough teams comprising of the NFC West continue to make life difficult for their opponents. How can these physical teams get better in 2015?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 4/14/15

Look for DeAndre Jordan to dominate the paint tonight against the banged-up Suns.

How Good Can Mookie Betts Be in 2015?

Boston's center fielder made more plays in one day Monday than most do in a week. Or a season. Can he keep it up?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 4/14/15

Matt Harvey's facing the Phillies tonight, you guys. Throw him in your lineup and go from there.

The Case for Kawhi Leonard as Defensive Player of the Year

Despite missing 18 games, Kawhi Leonard, by many measures, has been the best defender in the NBA.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 4/13/15

Klay Thompson made it rain against the Grizzlies last night, earning a spot in yesterday's perfect lineups.

FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Baseball Primer: Tuesday 4/14/15

Everyone will be on Matt Harvey on Tuesday night, but don't sleep on Jake Arrieta as a nice alternative option.

Final NBA Power Rankings Update: The Dust Is Still Settling

A lot is still on the line with two days of games left to play.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/14/15

With several tasty matchups on Tuesday's slate, is this where bad offenses go good?

The Effect of Carlos Martinez's Changeup in Fantasy Baseball

Carlos Martinez and his increased changeup usage will benefit fantasy owners as well as the St. Louis Cardinals.

AFC West Draft Needs: Will the Raiders Draft a Receiver?

Will Oakland try to give Carr a new weapon? What does the rest of the division need to focus on to compete in 2015?

NFC East Draft Needs: What Will the Eagles Do?

Are you not entertained? Chip Kelly kicked off the offseason with a number of blockbuster moves. Does he have an encore performance in store for us in this year's NFL Draft and how will the rest of the NFC East respond?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 4/13/15

Are the Cavs better than the Hawks? What does Derrick Rose's return mean? We answered that and much more on numberFire yesterday.

How Should the Houston Texans and Fantasy Football Owners Approach Arian Foster in 2015?

Should the Texans be searching for Arian Foster's replacement in the draft? And should that make fantasy owners skittish?

Which NHL Teams Are the Best Bets to Make a Stanley Cup Run?

One season after ending a 20-year Stanley Cup Final appearance drought, the Rangers appear ready to raise Lord Stanley's Cup.

After a Forgettable Start, What Should We Expect From Evan Gattis This Year?

Sure, it's early, but Houston's Evan Gattis has been a special kind of bad so far in 2015. Will he turn things around?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 4/13/15

Jabari Brown should see all the minutes he can handle for the banged-up Lakers tonight.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 4/13/15 (Night Slate)

Though he's going to be expensive, rostering Mike Trout tonight should bring home the cash-money.

Breaking Down the Hawks and Cavaliers: Who Is the Eastern Conference's Best Team?

The Cavaliers have been a completely different team since mid-January, but are the Hawks still the better team?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 4/12/15

Russell Westbrook posted another ridiculous line last night against the Pacers.

FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Basketball Primer: Monday 4/13/15

Look for Blake Griffin to have a huge game tonight as the Clippers continue to battle for home court advantage in the playoffs.

Where Does Sammy Watkins' Rookie Season Rank Historically?

The 2014 wide receiver class was incredibly historic. Was Sammy Watkins' season just lost in the hype?

NHL Stanley Cup Odds: The Rangers Are Favorites

The NHL Playoffs start on Wednesday. Which teams are most likely to win the Stanley Cup this year?

Why the Early Return of Patrick Kane Is Critical for the Chicago Blackhawks

With Patrick Kane's impending return, let's take a look at his effect on the Chicago Blackhawks and what it could mean to their potential playoff run.

6 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 2

Now that we have a better idea of the volume various players will be seeing, it's time to adjust your roster accordingly.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/13/15

Whether you're playing the early or late slate for today, here are two offenses from each that have serious big-run potential.

A Dozen Dimes: 2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Awards

We finish off another year of A Dozen Dimes by handing out some fantasy hoops hardware.

How Losing Donatas Motiejunas Will Impact the Houston Rockets

What are the playoff implications of the Houston Rockets losing the breakout bigman for the season?

Can Three-Point Shooting Teams Really Win the NBA Finals?

It's a common belief that jump-shooting teams are doomed when it comes down to the wire. Is that true?

Why Tyler Eifert Is Primed for a Breakout Season in 2015

Eifert missed nearly the entire 2014 season, but things look promising heading into 2015.

Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: Can Chris Heston Bolster the Giants' Rotation This Week?

Need some pitching help? Your fantasy baseball team could benefit from tough pitching decisions coming this week.

Is There Any Hope Left for Danny Salazar?

After starting this season in the minors can Salazar return to his 2013 form?

Receiver Fever: How NFL Teams Should Handle the Position on Draft Day

Should your favorite team pay top dollar on draft day for a wide receiver?

DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 4/10/15

Look for Russell Westbrook to dominate the short-handed Kings in a must win game for the Thunder.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 4/10/15 (Night Slate)

Adrian Gonzalez has been on a tear, and that should continue tonight in Arizona.

Is Rudy Gobert an All-NBA Center?

The center situation on All-NBA ballots isn't all that obvious this year. Why not Rudy Gobert?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 4/9/15

Stephen Curry did his best to lock up the MVP award with a monster line against Portland last night.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 4/9/15

What does Le'Veon Bell's suspension mean for his fantasy value? Is Jahlil Okafor going to be an NBA success? We answered that and more yesterday on numberFire.

5 Waiver Wire Options for Fantasy Baseball Owners Needing Steals

Here are five players fantasy owners can turn to if their lineup is lacking speed.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/10/15

Bad matchups are in the air. Here are four offenses that can best exploit bad pitching for today's slates.

The Return of Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls' Championship Chances

Can the Bulls contend for the title now that Rose is back in the lineup?

3 Teams That Should Consider Adding Carlos Quentin

He has struggled with injuries throughout his career, but the recently DFA'd Carlos Quentin could still provide some value for a few DH-needy teams.

Is Trevor Bauer Ready to Be an Impact Pitcher?

The Cleveland right-hander was pulled after six no-hit innings on Thursday, mixing dominant stuff with his trademark wildness. What's to come in 2015?

Vogt for Stephen: Should You Add the Oakland Athletic Catcher in Fantasy Baseball?

Stephen Vogt is soon to be catcher eligible and is somebody you should consider in deeper leagues.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 4/9/15

Look for Dwyane Wade to step up tonight as the Heat continue their push for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

The 2015 NBA Draft Lottery: Team Odds and Likely Scenarios

Who has the best odds at landing a franchise-changing talent in the draft lottery?

Is Markus Wheaton the Odd Man Out in Pittsburgh?

Was Wheaton's 2014 breakout legit, and can he keep it going in 2015?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 4/8/15

Kenneth Faried went full Manimal mode on the Lakers last night.

NHL Playoff Race Update: Who's on the Outside Looking In?

The NHL playoffs are close to starting, but the field still needs to be set. Which teams are in good shape, and which ones are on the outside looking in?

The Le'Veon Bell Dilemma: How Should You Value Him in Fantasy Football Next Season?

The Steelers' stud running back is suspended for three games to start the year. When should you draft him?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 4/9/15

Stephen Strasburg is on the bump for the first time this year. Is he the clear top pitching option on the day?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/9/15

Games start early today, so be sure to get your lineups in! Here's a couple stacks that could win you a tourney.

Measuring NFL Running Back Longevity: Falling Off the 1,800-Carry Cliff

When do running backs begin to break down? We use historical data to predict which running backs might disappoint in 2015.

4 Arbitration Players Who Could Get Contract Extensions

The Pirates agreed to a contract extension with Josh Harrison on Wednesday. These four players could be up next.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 4/8/15

The NBA playoff race is heating up, and we took a good look at it yesterday on numberFire.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 4/8/15

With both Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins sidelined, Omri Casspi should see all the minutes he can handle for the Kings tonight.

How Good Was Troy Polamalu's Career?

Troy Polamalu is retiring after 12 years in the NFL. Exactly how good was he in the NFL?

The Fight for Home Court Advantage in the 2014-15 NBA Playoffs

Home court advantage might be down in the NBA this year, but for some teams it's still very important, especially during the playoffs.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 4/8/15

With weather being a concern tonight, you should probably play it safe at pitcher.

Could Rob Housler Be a Breakout Tight End in 2015?

Rob Housler is uber-athletic but has had an inefficient NFL career. Can he turn things around?

Which NBA Lottery Teams Have the Brightest Future?

Are the Utah Jazz the most intriguing non-playoff team exiting the 2014-15 season?

AFC East Draft Needs: Will the Jets Find a Quarterback?

The Jets haven't had a good passer in what seems like a lifetime. Will they get their guy in this year's draft?

Breaking Down 4 Players From the 2012 NFL Draft Yet to Receive a Fifth-Year Option

As fifth-year options are starting to get picked up, which five players might teams be on the fence about extending?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 4/7/15

Kevin Martin finally looked fully recovered from his hamstring injury, torching the Kings for 37 points last night.

Did the Boston Red Sox Get It Right With the Rick Porcello Extension?

Rick Porcello received a four-year extension from the Red Sox worth $82.5 million. Was it the right move for the Red Sox?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 4/7/15

Which NBA teams are poised to make a playoff run? We answered that and more yesterday on numberFire.

Can the New Orleans Pelicans Hang Onto the 8 Seed in the Western Conference?

After a win over the Warriors and a Thunder loss to the Spurs, the Pelicans own the 8 seed in the West. Can they secure it until the end of the season?

Forget Most Improved Player of the Year: Gordon Hayward is the Most Improved Player of the Last Half Decade

He might not win any hardware this season, but Gordon Hayward's steady improvement over all five years of his career is worth noting.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/8/15

As we get past the aces in each team's rotation, which teams are the best stack-plays today in daily fantasy baseball?

Jahlil Okafor in the NBA: Is He as Good as We Think He Is?

Should the big man's lackluster performance in this year's tournament worry NBA teams?

Why the Los Angeles Clippers Should Be Taken Seriously as NBA Title Contenders

Our metrics have the Clippers and their top-ranked offense as the second-most likely team to win it all this season.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 4/7/15

Kawhi Leonard has been one of the best players in the league as of late and should stay hot tonight against the Thunder.

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 4/7/15

If the weather is fine in L.A., Zack Greinke should be in your daily fantasy baseball lineup.

Examining the Eastern Conference Playoff Race: Who Will Claim the 6, 7, and 8 Seeds?

With six or fewer games left, six teams still have a shot at the postseason in the East. Who will get in? And can any team make an impact?

Touchdown Vultures: Which Running Backs Are Poised to Avoid Them in 2015?

Which running backs won't have to look over their shoulder when they approach the goal line next season?

College Basketball National Championship Recap: Coach K Does It Again

Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils are on top once again. How did it all go down?

NBA Power Rankings Update: Key Games for the Stretch Run

Many teams have clinched the playoffs, but certain games could decide who faces who in the first round.

What Should the New York Jets Do About Their Running Back Situation Entering 2015?

Is Chris Ivory capable of becoming a feature back for the New York Jets, or does the team need to consider drafting a running back?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/7/15

If you're looking to stack in daily fantasy baseball tonight, these four teams have matchups that should entice.

Which Running Backs Are Most Likely to Have Touchdowns Vultured in 2015?

Sick of your fantasy running back getting their touchdowns vultured? Let's try and avoid it all together.

5 Reasons Why the Cowboys Would Be Idiotic to Trade for Adrian Peterson

After losing DeMarco Murray, the Cowboys have been linked to Adrian Peterson. But it would be so, so dumb for them to trade for him.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 4/5/15

Russell Westbrook logged another massive triple-double for the banged-up Thunder.

Oklahoma City Thunder: The Most Dangerous 8 Seed Since the Turn of the Century?

It appears that the Thunder are set to make a playoff appearance as an 8 seed. How do they stack up against past 8 seeds?

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 23

Most fantasy hoops leagues have already ended, but for those still going, here are some down-the-stretch adds.

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/6/15

If you're looking for upside in your stack plays for daily fantasy baseball, these four offenses should provide it on opening day.

The 5 Most Valuable NFL Rushing Seasons Since 2000

The past 15 years have generated some of the most memorable, recording-breaking seasons by running backs in NFL history. Who makes the top five performances of this century?

Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: Can You Trust Yovani Gallardo?

Opening Day is upon us. Are there any pitchers you can stream in fantasy baseball?

The Shaq Thompson Conundrum: Is He a Running Back, Linebacker, or Safety?

Thompson wants to play defense in the NFL, but does he actually project better as a running back?

2015 NCAA National Championship Preview: 5 Things to Watch

With it all on the line, what factors will matter most when determining the national champion?

2015 NCAA National Championship Preview: Who Has the Advantage?

With an NCAA title hanging in the balance, who has the most advantages? And where?

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 4/6/15

Do you go with Clayton Kershaw on Opening Day, or opt for another ace with a more attractive price tag?

Is Amari Cooper the Best Wide Receiver in the 2015 NFL Draft?

Amari Cooper was very productive in his Junior season at Alabama, but is he the best wide receiver prospect in this year's draft?

Why Rashad Jennings Is the Best Early-Down Option for the New York Giants in 2015

Even with Shane Vereen joining the Giants and with second-year running back Andre Williams on the roster, Rashad Jennings has the best case for playing time in 2015.

The Drool-Inducing Fantasy Baseball Potential of George Springer

Could the Astros' 25-year-old starting right-fielder finish as one of the top players in fantasy this season?

How Wesley Matthews' Torn Achilles Has Altered the 2014-15 NBA Playoff Race

Losing Matthews has proved a significant blow to the Blazers, but it also shines an even brighter spotlight on the NBA playoff structure.

DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 4/3/15

With Rudy Gay still sidelined due to his recent concussion, Omri Casspi is dollar for dollar one of the best plays on the board tonight.

Opportunity Knocks for Owen Daniels in Denver

Peyton Manning plus Gary Kubiak equals fantasy goodness for Owen Daniels.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 4/2/15

With Alex Len out, Brandan Wright stepped up in a big way for the Suns.

Final Four Preview: Kentucky Against the Field

What should we expect from the two Final Four games this weekend?

6 Early-Season Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Adds

It might be too early to talk about waivers, but some of these guys shouldn't be available to begin with.

Spurs Over the Last 18 Years

Thanks to a mastermind in Greg Popovich, the Spurs are challenging for an NBA title yet again.

5 Setup Men to Target in Fantasy Baseball

While they won't add to your team's save tally, pitchers such as Wade Davis are worth owning for their low ERAs and high strikeout rates.

Staff Fantasy Baseball Draft: Analysis of Our 12-Team Head-to-Head League

Some of the numberFire writers gathered for a fantasy baseball draft. How did it unfold?

Periscope Fantasy Baseball Draft Q&A: 4/2/15

Need a little fantasy baseball advice? We hopped onto Periscope yesterday and answered some questions.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 4/2/15

Brandan Wright will slide into the Suns' starting lineup tonight and immediately becomes one of the top value plays on the board.

Why Chris Paul Deserves to Be in the NBA’s MVP Conversation

Whether you like him or not, Paul is putting up serious numbers for a really good team.

Is This the Best Final Four We've Seen Since the Turn of the Century?

With such a talented Final Four, are we watching the best one since 2000?

Is Jameis Winston the Next Ben Roethlisberger?

With so many similarities to Ben Roethlisberger, does Jameis Winston have the potential to reach the same level of success as the two-time Super Bowl champion?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 4/1/15

After getting embarrassed by Stephen Curry on Tuesday, Chris Paul took out his frustration on Portland last night.

The Washington Wizards May Not Be Awesome Right Now, But John Wall Is

As the Wizards struggle to close the regular season on a high note, John Wall reminds us he's having an awesome season.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 4/1/15

Is Cody Latimer about to break loose? What happened to Doug Martin? We answered that and much more on numberFire yesterday.

Is Jamal Crawford Actually a Liability for the Los Angeles Clippers?

Even with Jamal Crawford's much-needed boost to their bench scoring, could his return hurt the Clippers?

How Good Have This Year's Final Four Teams Been in Recent History?

Coaches like Wisconsin's Bo Ryan head up the top programs in college basketball.

5 Running Backs Who Deserve More Looks in the Passing Game

Which underutilized backs could benefit their teams with more opportunities in space in 2015?

How Duke’s Improved Defense Has Led Them to the Final Four

An examination of how Duke’s defense has improved leading up to -- and during -- the NCAA Tournament.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 4/1/15

Kawhi Leonard has been scorching hot as of late and draws an excellent matchup against the Magic tonight.

Kevin Hayes: The Hidden Key to the New York Rangers’ Success

How has Kevin Hayes propelled the Blueshirts to the top of the NHL?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 3/31/15

Blake Griffin posted his best line of the season in a hard-fought loss to the Warriors last night.

10 Blind Player Comparisons From the 2014 NFL Season

Sometimes names and narratives cloud how we value a player's production. What happens when we look solely at the advanced analytics?

Is Cody Latimer a 2015 Breakout Candidate?

After redshirting his rookie year in the NFL, can Denver Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer burst onto the scene in 2015?

What Happened to Doug Martin?

After a promising rookie season, Doug Martin has disappeared from relevancy. Should we have seen it coming?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/31/15

What can Yordano Ventura bring in 2015? What should you do if your fantasy baseball team gets autodrafted? We answered that and much more yesterday on numberFire.

How Timofey Mozgov Has Impacted the Cleveland Cavaliers

Acquired from Denver in January, Timofey Mozgov has been a key player for the star-studded Cavaliers.

134 Baseball Articles You May Have Missed This Offseason

Need some reading material to hold you over until the start of the MLB season? This will help.

5 Under-the-Radar National League MVP Candidates

Here are five players who could be in the MVP conversation when all is said and done.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 3/31/15

With Draymond Green getting the night off, David Lee will slide into the Warriors startling lineup tonight.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 3/30/15

With Kyle Lowry out last night, DeMar DeRozan put the Raptors on his back and carried them to a hard-fought victory over the Rockets.

The Road to NBA Title Contention: Tanking or Stockpiling Assets?

The 76ers are tanking and the Celtics are stockpiling assets. Both have the goal of title contention. Is one way better than the other?

Miles Austin Might Actually Provide Some Value for the Philadelphia Eagles

Despite what most think, the oft-injured receiver could turn out to be a useful piece in the Eagles offense.

4 Strategies to Cure an Autodrafted Fantasy Baseball Roster

Autdrafts are the worst. Are there blanket strategies you can use to cure the tainted roster?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/30/15

Did you make it to your fantasy basketball league's finals? Need a little help? Don't worry, we got you.

21 Things to Know About This Year's Final Four

Duke, Michigan State, Kentucky and Wisconsin will take the court in the Final Four. Here are some things you need to know about the teams and contests.

Who Should You Pick With the Sixth Selection in Fantasy Baseball?

Has the sixth pick ever seemed so unappealing in fantasy baseball? Here are a few options that make the most sense for the pick.

NBA Power Rankings Update: Will the Southwest Division Land 5 Teams in the Playoffs?

The Grizzlies, Rockets, Spurs, and Mavericks are all locks. What about the Pelicans?

Should the Carolina Panthers Use an Early-Round Draft Pick on a Running Back?

Was Jonathan Stewart's 2014 good enough to convince Panthers' brass to push back searching for their running back of the future?

How Good Can Yordano Ventura Be in 2015?

Kansas City's young fireballer could emerge as one of the game's elite this season.

The 20 Best Performers From the 2015 NCAA Tournament

With just three more games to go, let's take a look back at which individual players have performed best in this year's big dance.

Can the Houston Rockets Win the NBA Finals Without Patrick Beverley?

The Rockets’ personnel combined with Beverley’s overstated defensive value allow the Rockets to stay in contention, but can they win it all?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 3/30/15

James Harden should see a massive workload tonight for the banged up Rockets.

Why C.J. Anderson Is Clearly the Best Running Back for the Denver Broncos

Can C.J. Anderson hold onto the lead running back job in Denver with Gary Kubiak taking over?

The 4 Best Individual Performances From the Elite Eight

The Elite Eight had some big performances, but which players were best?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 3/29/15

Dwyane Wade didn't seem bothered by his balky knee last night, dropping 40 points on the Pistons in a big win for the Heat.

Trying to Solve the Michael Floyd Puzzle: Why Did He Struggle in 2014?

Expectations were high for Floyd in 2014, but he failed to meet them. Who is to blame?

Using Our MLB Power Rankings to Evaluate the Average Draft Position of Relief Pitchers

A prerequisite of a save is a win. Despite this, the top two relievers off the board are on teams that rank in the bottom third of numberFire's power rankings.

Which Team Had the Toughest Path to Get to the Final Four?

Which of the Final Four teams went through the toughest battle to get there this year?

The 2004 NFL Quarterback Draft Class: How Did We Get Here, and Where Are We Going?

The big three quarterbacks from the 2004 draft class are getting ready for their careers' final stretch. What should we expect?

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 22

It's the final week of the fantasy hoops season for most people. Here are some players to consider adding for your final matchup.

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 22

Wayne Simmonds has fractured his leg and is out for the season. Who should you take to replace him this week in fantasy hockey?

By the Numbers: How Impressive Was Michigan State's Final Four Run?

The Spartans have had an incredible NCAA tournament run so far, and the numbers certainly agree.

Which Running Backs Entering the 2015 NFL Draft Were Most Productive in the Red Zone?

The 2015 running back class is a very productive group, but which backs had the most success inside of the 20-yard line in their career?

Stop It, People: Kentucky Doesn't Stand a Chance Against the New York Knicks

No, the Kentucky Wildcats wouldn't beat the New York Knicks. Stop being ridiculous.

DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 3/27/15

Despite the return of Dwight Howard, Josh Smith should see a huge workload tonight for the banged-up Rockets.

Can the Oklahoma City Thunder Make an NBA Title Run Without Kevin Durant?

Kevin Durant is out for the rest of the season, leaving the Thunder without a superstar. Can they still be a serious competitor in the playoffs?

March Madness: Friday's Sweet 16 Betting Guide

Who's ready for another set of Sweet 16 games? Before you sit down to watch, make sure you check out who our algorithm likes tonight.

6 Important Pitching Questions Entering the 2015 MLB Season

Jake Arrieta is one of a few starting pitchers looking to show his 2014 success wasn't a fluke.

Should There Be a Market for Mike Glennon?

The Buccaneers will likely pick a quarterback in the draft. What should be done with the one on their roster?

Which Second-Round Fantasy Baseball Draft Pick Is Most Likely to Provide First-Round Value?

There isn't a huge degree of separation between the end of the first round and the middle of the second in fantasy baseball this year. Which guys from the lower end of that scale can leap into first-round value?

Is Devonta Freeman Really the Guy for the Atlanta Falcons?

With little in the way of competition, is Freeman ready to emerge as the feature back in an explosive Falcons offense?

How Will the Top Rookie MLB Position Players From Last Season Perform in 2015?

Jose Abreu and Kevin Kiermaier excelled at the plate while guys like Billy Hamilton dominated the basepaths. How will they do in 2015?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/26/15

Will Andre Ellington ever be a real lead back? Is Zach Ertz ready to do work? We answered that and more on numberFire yesterday.

March Madness: Top DraftKings Plays for Friday's Sweet 16 Games

Who should you have in your lineup for Friday night's slate of games?

Which Quarterbacks Have Lost the Most Points for Their Teams Since 2000?

Like any bad quarterbacks list, JaMarcus Russell made this one. But he hasn't lost the most points for his respective teams since the turn of the century.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 3/25/15

George Hill stomped on the hearts of Wizards fans with an impressive performance last night, which included the game-winner.

March Madness: Thursday's Sweet 16 Betting Guide

Looking to place a bet on one of the NCAA Tournament games tonight? Don't do it until you see who our algorithms like.

Will Andre Ellington Ever Be a True Lead Back?

Andre Ellington broke down after 250 touches through 12 games last year. Can he handle the weight of a full workload?

4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Articles to Get You Started for the New Season

Getting ready for some daily fantasy baseball? Before you get started, make sure you check out these four articles.

Analyzing the San Diego Chargers' Running Back Situation Heading Into 2015

After a disappointing, injury-riddled 2014, what will the San Diego Chargers do to address their holes at running back?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/25/14

If you've got a fantasy baseball draft coming up, you don't want to miss our MLB content from yesterday.

Does Victor Cruz Still Fit in With the New York Giants?

Victor Cruz is trying to return from a devastating injury to a team that already found a new star. How does he fit in?

How Legitimate Is Duke as a National Championship Contender?

They may not be popular, but Duke's elite offense is key to their championship hopes.

2015 Fantasy Baseball Auctions: The Dollar Bin

Looking for some ultra-cheap talent that could end up being worth more? Here are some potential ideas.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 3/25/15

Gorgui Dieng should play a huge role tonight for the shorthanded Timberwolves.

Which NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Games Will Be Closest?

The NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 is full of interesting matchups, but which ones are projected to be closest?

Which Catchers Are Overrated and Underrated in Fantasy Baseball Drafts?

How do the average draft positions of catchers compare to the numberFire projections?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 3/24/15

The 76ers had no answer for DeMarcus Cousins last night. Who else made the perfect lineups?

Is Zach Ertz Ready to Make the Leap for the Philadelphia Eagles?

With Jeremy Maclin out of town, Ertz is eying a bigger piece of the receiving pie. Can he cash in on it?

NBA Playoff Odds Update: The Eastern Conference Picture Grows Complicated, While the West Takes Form

The Oklahoma City Thunder might be running away with the final Western Conference spot, but the Eastern Conference race is getting crazy.

Undervalued Fantasy Baseball Targets for Dynasty Rookie Drafts

Dynasty rookie drafts get a little murky after the first few rounds. Here are some guys you can target later that are deserving of more love.

Should Stevan Ridley Have a Gig By Now?

Although Stevan Ridley's coming off a big injury, at this point, should he still be a free agent?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/24/15

Is Kris Bryant a smart fantasy baseball selection? Will Kentucky win the NCAA Tournament? Find out those answers and more.

Are the Golden State Warriors Pulling Away From the Rest of the NBA?

The Warriors are putting up historic numbers while the weaknesses of their opponents are growing further exposed. Just how great is this team?

How Steve Nash Changed the NBA Forever

A look at how Steve Nash was always ahead of his time and how he helped shape today's NBA.

March Madness: Top DraftKings Plays for Thursday's Sweet 16 Games

Which players should you target on DraftKings when tournament play resumes on Thursday?

2015 Fantasy Baseball Auctions: Players to Target and Avoid

Who should you be targeting and avoiding in fantasy auction drafts this year?

What West Virginia Has to Do to Upset Kentucky

How could the West Virginia Mountaineers possibly ruin the Wildcats' undefeated season?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 3/24/15

With LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum doubtful to play, Arron Afflalo should see a significant boost in workload tonight.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 3/23/15

Evan Turner stayed hot last night with a triple-double against the Nets.

FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Basketball Primer: Tuesday 3/24/15

Enes Kanter put on a show in his return from his ankle injury, and should stay hot tonight against the defensively-challenged Lakers. Who else should you start on FantasyScore?

Why Ben Bishop Will Make or Break the Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning are on the cusp of sustained success, as long as Ben Bishop can sustain his previous play.

UCLA in the Sweet 16: Will They Continue Their Run?

The Bruins are making the tournament committee look really good. How exactly are they doing it, and will their success continue against Gonzaga?

Has Kris Bryant's Average Draft Position Climbed Too Far in Fantasy Baseball Drafts?

Over the past seven days, Kris Bryant's ADP has gone up 40 positions in ESPN leagues. Is that killing his value?

Is Drew Brees Really on the Decline?

There seems to be panic surrounding New Orleans' longtime signal-caller. Is it justified?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/23/15

Did you miss NCAA Tournament coverage, fantasy hoops and fantasy hockey advice on numberFire yesterday? Now's your chance to catch up.

Updated NBA Power Rankings: Where Do the Best 5-Man Lineups Rank?

The Cavaliers are climbing the NBA ranks, but do they also have the best lineup in the entire Association, too?

Is Hector Olivera Relevant in 2015 Fantasy Baseball?

The Cuban infielder is expected to sign with a Major League team soon. But should you be targeting him in fantasy baseball?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 3/23/15

Kemba Walker is finally back healthy and should provide excellent value against the Bulls tonight.

3 Reasons Why Kentucky Won't Win the NCAA Tournament

At 36-0 the Kentucky Wildcats are in the driver's seat to make history. What might bring them down?

Ranking the Remaining Sweet 16 Teams: Does Any Team Compare to Kentucky?

The field of 68 is already down to 16. Which teams are the best according to our advanced metrics?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 3/22/15

Danilo Gallinari posted a career-high 40 points against the Magic last night. Who else made the perfect lineups?

Russell Westbrook's 10th Triple-Double Is One for the History Books

The All-Star guard notched his 10th triple double of the season yesterday as he keeps his Oklahoma City Thunder afloat in the Western Conference playoff race.

Who Are the Most Efficient Running Backs in the 2015 NFL Draft Class?

The 2015 running back class is seen as a talented group, but which backs were most efficient -- and best -- on the field in 2014?

16 Things to Know About This Year's Sweet 16 Teams

Is UCLA on the verge of a special run, or have they just been fortunate to start the tournament?

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 21

Still rolling in your fantasy hoops league's playoffs? Need some ideas of which players to add to help the cause? We've got you covered.

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 21

The Edmonton Oilers are long out of the playoff race, but that doesn't mean Ryan Nugent-Hopkins can't help you in the fantasy hockey playoffs.

Is Boise State's Jay Ajayi Really the Next Marshawn Lynch?

Jay Ajayi is drawing comparisons to Marshawn Lynch. Are they warranted based on his statistics and measurables?

Is Boise State's Jay Ajayi the Next Marshawn Lynch?

Bernard Pierce Is a Jaguar: Why It Probably Doesn't Matter

Bernard Pierce has been the second-worst running back in the league during the past three years. A move to Jacksonville won't help.

How Will the Top Rookie Pitchers From Last Season Perform in 2015?

After breaking onto the scene in 2014, last year's most valuable rookie hurlers will look to sustain their success this year.

DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 3/20/15

Steven Adams will see a ton of action tonight for the banged up Thunder.

Previewing Saturday's Most Intriguing Round of 32 Games

Can Ohio State upset Arizona and reach the Sweet 16?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 3/19/15

James Harden not only dropped 50 points on the Nuggets, but double-doubled in the process.

March Madness: DraftKings Tournament Plays for Saturday's Games

According to DvP ranks, who should you target in Saturday's second round matchups?

6 Home Run Hitters to Target Late in Fantasy Baseball Drafts

Finding power late in a fantasy baseball draft can be a daunting proposition. Here are six players projected to hit 25 or more home runs who have an ADP in the 100's.

How J.R. Smith Has Helped Unlock the Cavaliers

Miscast in New York, J.R. Smith fits perfectly with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

How Rare Was James Harden's Stat Line Last Night?

Harden made a lot of his free throws last night, but was he all that effective from the field?

March Madness Analytics: The 5 Biggest Plays From Yesterday's Insanity

In terms of win probability change, which plays from yesterday's madness were biggest?

4 Things to Watch on Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament

After a crazy opening day to March Madness, what does Day 2 have in store for us?

March Madness Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftKings Defense vs. Position Rankings

Take a look at where each team ranks among the Round of 64 teams in terms of fantasy points allowed to each position.

5 Underpriced Players for Early-Season Daily Fantasy Baseball

With player pricing now out for daily fantasy baseball, who are some players that may be cheaper than their value early in the season?

Where Should You Be Drafting Yasmany Tomas in Fantasy Baseball?

The young Cuban slugger is working out at both third base and outfield for the Diamondbacks this spring. Where should he go in your fantasy drafts?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/19/15

The NCAA Tournament started yesterday, and it's definitely been madness. Here's what you missed on the site.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 3/19/15

Rudy Gobert has looked outstanding since moving into the Jazz starting lineup and draws a dream matchup against the Lakers tonight.

Another 3 Seed Down: Baylor Collapses, Georgia State Advances

After watching Iowa State lose to UAB earlier in the afternoon, Baylor, also a 3-seeded Big 12 school, dropped to Georgia State in dramatic fashion.

Was Cutting Greg Jennings the Right Call for the Minnesota Vikings?

The Vikings will move on from Greg Jennings. Was it the right move?

March Madness Stunner: Iowa State Loses to UAB

Iowa State was a Final Four pick for many, but early in this year's tournament, they're already eliminated. What happened?

Should the Patriots Consider Trading Tom Brady?

Tom Brady will enter his 16th year with the Patriots, and is already one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Would it be ridiculous for New England to trade him?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 3/18/15

Elfrid Payton posted his first career triple-double last night, earning him a spot in yesterday's perfect lineups.

Dwyane Wade's Renaissance: How it Affects the Playoff Hopes of the Miami Heat

After years of being a second and sometimes third option, Wade is once again the man in Miami. Can he drag the Heat into the playoffs?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/18/15

The NCAA Tournament starts today, but before it does, make sure you check out our coverage from yesterday.

4 Things to Watch on Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament

With the madness beginning, what should we watch for during Day 1?

Why Notre Dame and Villanova May Have a Tough Time Winning This Year's NCAA Tournament

Given history, teams that rely on the three-pointer may be ones to avoid crowning champion in your bracket.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 3/18/15

Blake Griffin is finally back in the Clippers' lineup. Should he be back in your lineup as well?

NCAA Tournament First Four Preview: Who Will Advance on Wednesday?

We're two games away from the Round of 64, as North Florida, Robert Morris, Dayton, and Boise State will finish up the First Four tonight. How does each team look?

The 5 Best Defensive Teams in the NCAA Tournament

Which defenses are best in this year's big dance?

March Madness: The Best DraftKings Value Plays for Thursday's Games

Here are some value plays for Thursday for both your head-to-head matchups and tournaments on DraftKings.

4 Mid-Majors Poised to Destroy Brackets

There's a shark in the water, waiting to gobble up power-conference softies. Who are they, and how far will they go?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 3/17/15

Reggie Jackson's 23 points and 20 assists led the way in the NBA last night.

A Game of Tag: Is Charles Clay Really Worth It for the Buffalo Bills?

Charles Clay could become a Buffalo Bill soon, but given the contract details, why in the world did Buffalo make this decision?

March Madness: Projected DraftKings Fantasy Points By Team for Thursday's Games

Check out how many DraftKings fantasy points Vegas projects each team to score during Thursday's March Madness games.

March Madness: Previewing This Year's 8/9 Matchups

The 8/9 matchups in the NCAA Tournament are always tough to predict, so let math help you out.

Water Cooler Talk: 80 Quick Facts About This Year’s NCAA Tournament

Looking to have a conversation with your co-workers about the NCAA Tournament, but know nothing about college basketball? This should help.

March Madness: Staff Final Four, Champion and Cinderella Picks

After days of research and writing, which teams are favorites according to the numberFire staff?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/17/15

We continued our March Madness coverage on numberFire yesterday. Did you miss any of the content?

Kentucky Against the Field: Can Anyone Beat the Wildcats?

What teams have the best chance to take down the undisputed favorites in this year's NCAA Tournament?

How Do the Boston Celtics Keep Winning Basketball Games?

Surprisingly, the Boston Celtics are in a three-way tie for the East's 7 seed and have a legit chance to make the postseason. What's going on?

Why the White Sox Were Smart to Lock Up Adam Eaton

The team agreed to a contract extension with the young lead-off hitter late last week. Why was it the right call?

10 Important Questions About the NL Central Heading Into 2015

We're asking the tough questions concerning some of the biggest storylines in the NL Central this year.

A Murky Playoff Picture Makes Pinpointing the NHL’s Best Bets Difficult

The NHL's muddled playoff picture is making it tough to decipher the NHL’s best bet with confidence.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 3/17/15

Look for Nikola Vucevic to dominate the interior of the Dwight Howard-less Rockets tonight.

Dwayne Bowe Isn't as Bad as You Think He Is

Though he failed to score a touchdown last year, don't write off Dwayne Bowe just yet.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 3/16/15

Kyle Lowry notched a triple-double in a dominant win against Indiana last night.

Does Signing Trent Richardson Make Sense for the Oakland Raiders?

Trent Richardson has been one of the least efficient backs in the league for three seasons. Why did Oakland sign him?

FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Basketball Primer: Tuesday 3/17/15

Anthony Davis is coming off of a historic performance. Can he stay hot tonight against the Bucks?

Breaking Down 5 Potential Cinderella Squads in the 2015 NCAA Tournament

Which lower-seeded teams have the abililty and tournament draws to make a run in the NCAA Tournament?

Steve Johnson to San Diego: Does He Have Anything Left in the Tank?

After talk surrounding Steve Johnson moving to New England, he ended up choosing the Chargers. Is it the best move for his career?

5 MLB Hitters With Strange Righty Versus Lefty Splits

We generally assume lefties hit right-handers better and vice versa. We can run into trouble when assuming that with these guys though.

NBA Power Rankings Update: March Madness Hits the Association

What do our numbers have to say about the NBA in March and about the Spurs' recent rise?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/16/15

With the NCAA Tournament starting up this week, numberFire was filled with college hoops content yesterday. Did you miss any of it?

NCAA Tournament First Four Preview: Who Will Advance on Tuesday?

March Madness kicks off Tuesday night when Manhattan plays Hampton and BYU takes on Ole Miss.

How Good Was Anthony Davis' Near Quadruple-Double Sunday Night?

In terms of beautiful stat lines, Anthony Davis posted one of the best we've ever seen.

Using Vegas to Win in March Madness Daily Fantasy Basketball

Playing DFS during March Madness? Here's how to leverage Vegas' great game projections to win some money.

The 5 Worst At-Large Teams in the NCAA Tournament

Among the teams that snuck into the big dance thanks to the selection committee, which ones are worst?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 3/16/15

Enes Kanter has been red hot as of late and should see a heavy workload tonight with Serge Ibaka out for the second straight game.

Can Josh Hill Effectively Fill the Saints' Tight End Void?

With Jimmy Graham out of New Orleans, can Josh Hill step up and produce at tight end for the Saints?

The 5 Best Offenses in This Year's NCAA Tournament

Will Duke's offense be enough to carry them through the tournament?

Winning Your Office Pool: The Statistical Value of Every March Madness Team

The best teams aren't always the ones with the highest seeds. When filling out your bracket, which teams will provide the most value?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 3/15/15

Anthony Davis posted a historic line in the Pelicans' double-overtime victory over the Nuggets last night.

7 Players Who Can Take Over the NCAA Tournament

Which players can lead their teams deep in this year's tournament?

What the Oakland Raiders' Offensive Moves Mean for Latavius Murray

Is the promising back ready to shoulder the load for Oakland entering 2015?

8 Players Who Will Impact the NCAA Tournament on Defense

Who are the elite defenders in this year's NCAA tournament?

March Madness: Ranking the Most Likely 12/5 Upsets

The most popular upset picks are the 12/5 matchups. Which ones (if any) should you take this year?

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 20

For most head-to-head leagues, this week is the start of the fantasy playoffs. Now that we're in do-or-die territory, who should you be adding?

Evaluating National Player of the Year Candidates: The Juniors

A statistical examination of the juniors under consideration for the Wooden Award.

6 Potential Round of 64 Upsets in the NCAA Tournament

Everybody loves an upset. Which games should you target for them this year?

10 Important Questions About the NL East Heading Into 2015

We're asking the tough questions concerning some of the biggest storylines in the NL East this year.

The 5 Most Overrated Teams in the NCAA Tournament

Which five overrated teams should you watch out for when filling out your brackets?

Why Brandin Cooks Is the Biggest Beneficiary of the Saints' Offseason Moves

The Saints currently have a lot of moving parts on offense, but Brandin Cooks stands to benefit most from the Saints' offseason makeover.

The 5 Most Underrated Teams in the NCAA Tournament

Before you fill out your brackets, make sure you know which teams are underseeded in this year's big dance.

Which 1 Seed Has the Toughest Path in This Year's Big Dance?

Which top seed drew the toughest region in this year's NCAA Tournament?

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 20

David Krejci is mending a torn MCL but should be back in the lineup soon. What other fantasy hockey moves should be made this week?

Did Any of This Year's First Four Out Teams Deserve to Make the NCAA Tournament?

Should any of the first four out teams be dancing?

The 10 Best Teams Left Out of the NCAA Tournament

We know which teams were the first four out, but which squads left out of the big dance were actually the best?

The Fastest and Slowest Teams in the 2015 NCAA Tournament

Some college teams like to run halfcourt sets. Some opt for a fastbreaking frenzy. Who are the fastest and slowest in this year's field?

4 Major Conference Teams That Are NCAA Tournament Sleeping Giants

What major conference teams are likely to make some noise in this year's tournament?

7 Struggling Teams to Know Entering the NCAA Tournament

Some teams have been elevating their game entering the NCAA tournament. Which teams are trending the wrong way?

The Best College Basketball Teams With Fewer Than 20 Wins

Which teams with a not-so-impressive final record were the best in the country?

Can You Trust Steve Pearce to Repeat His Fantasy Baseball Success in 2015?

Steve Pearce had a breakout season in 2014, but can he duplicate it this year?

Which Conference Is Best Represented in This Year's NCAA Tournament?

Six conferences have at least four teams in this year's big dance, but which one is represented best?

4 Potential Destinations for Adrian Peterson

According to rumors, Peterson's time in Minnesota is done. But should we trust what they say, and how long can he run?

Why Adding Reggie Bush Was Smart for San Francisco

Does the signing of Reggie Bush in San Francisco tip their hand toward a shift in offensive mentality?

Evaluating National Player of the Year Candidates: The Seniors

A statistical examination of the seniors under consideration for the Wooden Award.

Evaluating National Player of the Year Candidates: The Seniors

A statistical examination of seniors under consideration for the Wooden Award.

Evaluating National Player of the Year Candidates: The Seniors

Is Mike Wallace an Upgrade at Wide Receiver for the Minnesota Vikings?

Mike Wallace has fallen short of expectations ever since signing his rich contract with the Miami Dolphins. Can he now be an asset for the Minnesota Vikings in a new environment?

How Will Percy Harvin Fare as a Buffalo Bill?

The three-ring Percy Harvin circus follows Rex Ryan to Buffalo.

DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 3/13/15

With the Warriors resting a number of their starters, look for Shaun Livingston to see a massive workload tonight against the Nuggets.

What Does the Addition of C.J. Spiller Mean for the New Orleans Saints' Offense?

Days after re-signing Mark Ingram, the Saints agreed to terms with C.J. Spiller. How will he impact the offense?

No, It's Not Time to Buy a Darren McFadden Cowboys Jersey

Darren McFadden is now a Dallas Cowboy, but don't think he's going to replace DeMarco Murray in that backfield.

Why Trading for Kenny Stills Is a Great Move for the Miami Dolphins

Kenny Stills may not be a household name yet, but he's been one of the most lethal receivers since entering the NFL. How can he help Miami?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 3/12/15

Kyrie Irving went straight beast mode against the Spurs last night. Who else made the perfect lineups?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/12/15

Chip Kelly continued to make moves in free agency yesterday. Did you miss any of numberFire's analysis?

History in the Making: How Good was Kyrie Irving's Performance Against the Spurs Last Night?

Not even Kobe Bryant or LeBron James have put up the line Kyrie Irving did last night.

How Have the Los Angeles Clippers Survived Without Blake Griffin?

When Blake Griffin went down with injury, many left the Clippers for dead in the West. How have they gotten by without him?

What Impact Does a Dominant Secondary Have on an NFL Team's Overall Success?

The New York Jets have doled out some major moola to defensive backs this free agency period. Does that mean they can push for the playoffs without offensive improvement?

Does Trent Richardson Deserve Another Chance in The NFL?

After being cut by the Colts, should Trent Richardson be on an NFL roster?

Jordan Cameron Is Taking His Talents to South Beach: What Does This Mean for the Dolphins' Offense?

How will Jordan Cameron impact the Miami offense and tight end Charles Clay?

Why Ohio State Could Be Dangerous in the NCAA Tournament

Ohio State might not end up with a strong seed, but they could make a lot of noise in the tournament.

How Good Is Colorado's Outfield?

For a team that's going to lose a lot of games this season, the Rockies sport one of the most dynamic outfields in the game.

An Early Look at the Top 2015 Cy Young Candidates: Who Are the Favorites?

An old face and a new face took home the hardware in 2014. What do numberFire's projections have to say about 2015?

Burning Questions: Who Has Been the MVP of the NBA So Far This Season?

This is shaping up to be one of the closest and most interesting MVP races in NBA history. Our hoops writers weigh in on the candidates.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 3/12/15

With the Grizzlies giving most of their starting unit the night off, look for several Memphis players to see an increased workload tonight.

Justin Forsett Sticks With Baltimore: Can We Expect Him to Repeat His 2014 Success?

Justin Forsett came out of practically nowhere to post a stellar season in 2014. Is there reason to believe he can do it again?

3 Under-the-Radar Fantasy Football Winners From Free Agency

Which players are indirectly becoming better assets in fantasy football thanks to this year's start of free agency?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 3/11/15

Andre Drummond was unstoppable on the glass last night. Who else made the perfect lineup?

The Curious Case of the 2015 Texas Longhorns

An up-and-down basketball season has put the Longhorns at the mercy of the selection committee. Do they deserve to make the Big Dance?

What to Expect From J.D. Martinez in 2015

Can J.D. Martinez consistently produce with a high BABIP and HR/FB rate?

The Writing on the Wall: DeMarco Murray Is a Philadelphia Eagle

After a crazy couple of days, it's being reported that Philadelphia is set to sign DeMarco Murray. What does it mean for the Eagles?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/11/15

Day 2 of NFL free agency wasn't as wild as Day 1, but plenty of moves still went down. Did you miss our coverage?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/11/15

Day 2 of NFL free agency wasn't as wild as Day 1, but plenty of moves still went down. Did you miss our coverage?

Fantasy Football Stock Watch: Sam Bradford on the Rise

Playing with a Chip on his shoulder, can Sam Bradford take advantage of the opportunity in front of him to produce for his owners in 2015?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 3/11/15

Should Russell Westbrook's insane price tag scare you off tonight?

Why Ryan Fitzpatrick Should Immediately Start for the New York Jets

Ryan Fitzpatrick has bounced around the league recently, but he's been a much better passer than most realize.

What Does the Recent Play of the Utah Jazz Mean for Their Future?

Are the Utah Jazz starting to show us signs of things to come?

Putting D'Angelo Russell's Season in Historical Context

Everyone knows the young Buckeye is having a great season. How great is it?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 3/10/15

Rodney Stuckey looked spectacular last night for the banged-up Pacers.

Happy Birthday, Anthony Davis: You're the Best NBA Player Ever By Age 22

Anthony Davis may be the best 22-year-old basketball player of all time. No, really.

Why Julius Thomas Can Succeed With the Jacksonville Jaguars

Thomas decided to head to Jacksonville in free agency. How will he impact the passing game?

Ryan Mathews to the Philadelphia Eagles: Can Chip Kelly Salvage His Career?

After playing in only six games in 2014, can Ryan Mathews shed his injury-prone label and thrive in Chip Kelly's offense?

Why Jimmy Graham's Fantasy Football Value Takes a Big Hit in Seattle

Jimmy Graham has been a fantasy football machine in New Orleans, but in Seattle, things could be different.

An Unpopular Opinion: Rajon Rondo Is Not Making the Dallas Mavericks Worse

Rajon Rondo's inefficient play has hurt the Mavericks as much as he's helped. But how drastic has the shift been?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/10/15

The start of NFL free agency was crazy, and if you missed it, we have the analysis you need to get caught up.

San Antonio Has Tricked Us Again: Why the Spurs Are Not Done Yet

Every year we start to believe that they're too old to contend and every year they prove us wrong.

If Brigham Young Makes the NCAA Tournament, the Field Better Watch Out

Though BYU lost to Gonzaga in their conference tournament, don't sleep on them in this year's Big Dance.

Does Signing Darrelle Revis Make the New York Jets a Playoff Contender?

Everywhere Darrelle Revis goes, positive defensive metrics follow. Is it enough to revive a team that flirted with rock-bottom in 2014?

Can the Rangers, Blue Jays, and Indians Recover From Crippling Starting Pitcher Injuries?

Yu Darvish, Marcus Stroman, and Gavin Floyd have injuries that leave their teams high and dry. Can these squads overcome the losses?

Trying to Find a Winner in the Nick Foles for Sam Bradford Trade

Is Sam Bradford really the guy Chip Kelly wants, or is this all a plan to get to Marcus Mariota?

Is Indianapolis the Right Destination for Andre Johnson?

Andre Johnson reportedly is looking to shift to a new team in the AFC South. What does he bring to the table for the Colts?

Jimmy Graham to Seattle: Why the Seahawks Needed the Monster Tight End

In a move that shocked the football world, Seattle went out and traded for Jimmy Graham. How will the move impact the Seahawks?

Jimmy Graham to Seattle: Why the Seahawks Needed the Monster Tight End

In a move that shocked the football world, Seattle went out and traded for Jimmy Graham. And it was a move that made a lot of sense.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 3/10/15

Reggie Jackson has been outstanding since joining the Pistons, and should dominate the defensively-challenged Lakers tonight.

Why Virgil Green May Effectively Replace Julius Thomas

Julius Thomas is no longer a Bronco, but the team may not miss a beat with Virgil Green.

Examining Frank Gore's Change of Heart: Why the Colts Are a Better Fit Than the Eagles

Frank Gore to the Eagles seemed to be a sure thing, but he ultimately chose to go to Indy. He made the right choice.

What Does the Addition of Shane Vereen Mean for the New York Giants' Offense?

Shane Vereen joins a crowded New York Giants backfield but brings a unique skill set to the offense.

West Coast Conference Championship Preview: BYU vs. Gonzaga

A look into tonight's championship showdown in Las Vegas. Who has the upper hand?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 3/9/15

Giannis Antetokounmpo lived up to his nickname -- the Greek Freak -- with a monster line last night.

FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Basketball Primer: Tuesday 3/10/15

Anthony Davis has looked incredible since returning from his shoulder injury. You don't want to fade him tonight on FantasyScore.

Signing Michael Crabtree: Is He Actually a Sorry Receiver?

Michael Crabtree will more than likely have a new team next year, but should that new team have high expectations?

NBA Power Rankings Update: Who's Been the Best Since the All-Star Break?

Let's peruse the stat book to see how some of the teams have been doing since the break.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/9/15

Is Jeremy Maclin the right fit in Kansas City? What about Ndamukong Suh in Miami? We took a look at that and more on numberFire.com yesterday.

Just How Good Was Reggie Wayne in Indianapolis?

Now that Reggie Wayne is out of Indianapolis, let's take a look back at his unbelievable career with the Colts.

2015 Fantasy Baseball Outfield Rankings: A Tiered Structure

There is a definitive split between the top fantasy outfielders for 2015 and the rest. Here's how they stack up according to numberFire's algorithms.

College Basketball Power Rankings From Non-Power Conference Tournament Winners

Many teams have punched their big dance tickets by winning their conference tournaments. Which non-power conference automatic bids are best?

The Writing on the Wall: DeMarco Murray Is A Philadelphia Eagle

2015 Fantasy Baseball Catcher Rankings: Posey or Bust?

San Francisco's perennial MVP candidate is at the top of a not-so-terribly impressive crew. Who follows him in our rankings?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 3/9/15

After missing nearly the entire first half of the season due to various injuries, Andrea Bargnani is finally healthy and has been very impressive.

Why Mark Ingram Is a Sneaky Fantasy Football Option in 2015

Most people are upset Mark Ingram has re-signed with New Orleans, but there are reasons to be thrilled to see him back in gold and black.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 3/8/15

Victor Oladipo has been red hot for the banged up Magic as of late.

Carlos Hyde: Fantasy Football Stock on the Rise

With Frank Gore no longer suiting up as a 49er, it's Carlos Hyde's time in San Francisco.

2015 Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Rankings: Splitting Hairs

With the golden era of pitching at its apex, who are the top options for 2015?

Is Brian Hoyer Really the Answer for the Houston Texans?

Brian Hoyer joining the Texans creates an interesting quarterback dynamic in Houston. Was it a wise move by the team?

Ndamukong Suh Makes the Miami Dolphins Better, But At What Cost?

The Dolphins paid a premium to sign Suh, which could have a lasting impact on future roster decisions.

5 Things to Know About Torrey Smith's Fit With the San Francisco 49ers

Torrey Smith is reportedly set to become a 49er. Does the fit make sense?

What Does the Acquistion of Jeremy Maclin Mean for the Kansas City Chiefs?

Jeremy Maclin had a career year in 2014 with the Eagles, but now he's moving to a less advantageous situation in Kansas City.

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 19

Most fantasy basketball trade deadlines have passed, but there are still plenty of adds to make before the fantasy playoffs.

When Do Elite Wide Receivers Hit Their Primes?

Using historical analytics from top wide receivers over the past 15 seasons, which wide receivers are ready to break out, and which ones are past their primes?

Is Signing Frank Gore to a Three-Year Deal Smart for the Philadelphia Eagles?

After trading LeSean McCoy, the Eagles are looking to Frank Gore to fill a void in the backfield.

How Isaiah Thomas will lead the Boston Celtics to a playoff birth

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 18

Kris Russell has picked up additional power play minutes with Mark Giordano sidelined for the Flames. Is he worth picking up?

2015 Fantasy Baseball Shortstop Rankings: Is Tulo the Best Option?

Troy Tulowitzki has continued to struggle to stay healthy. Does that mean he's not the best option at shortstop?

DeAndre Hopkins Can Soften the Blow of Andre Johnson's Departure

Houston lost its star receiver this offseason, but DeAndre Hopkins will ease the transition.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 3/6/15

Anthony Davis looked outstanding in his return from his shoulder injury and draws an excellent matchup against the Celtics tonight.

March Madness Bracketology Update: What Do We Do With Kansas?

Kansas has a great resume, but do they have too many losses to be a top seed this year?

What Does the Brandon Marshall Trade Mean for the New York Jets?

After spending time in Chicago, Brandon Marshall is now a New York Jet. What does this mean for the offense?

How Does Wesley Matthews' Injury Impact the Blazers' NBA Playoff and Championship Chances?

Wesley Matthews tore his Achilles and is out for the season. What's next for Portland?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 3/5/15

Rookie Nikola Mirotic was spectacular last night for the banged up Bulls.

Iron Men: Mapping Out the Careers of NFL Quarterbacks

Peyton Manning is typically the exception, and not the rule. But what does a common career for an NFL passer look like?

Is Nerlens Noel Stealing and Blocking His Way Into Rookie of the Year Consideration?

We've all but given the award to Andrew Wiggins, but Nerlens Noel is gaining ground in the Rookie of the Year discussion with his recent play.

The NHL Trade Deadline Deals Make Eastern Conference Teams the Best Stanley Cup Bet

Given the odds, are the New York Rangers the best bet to win this year's Stanley Cup?

Examining the On-Court Evolution of Kyrie Irving

Is the improvement of Kyrie Irving on both sides of the ball the most important story this year?

Why the Pittsburgh Pirates Are Legitimate World Series Contenders

The Pirates enter the season fourth in numberFire's power rankings. Can they justify the ranking and make a run at the Fall Classic?

How the Indiana Pacers Have Clawed Their Way Back to NBA Relevance

The Pacers have rattled off 11 wins over their last 15 games and look like a playoff team again after struggling to start the year. Are they a threat?

Breaking Down Maurice Jones-Drew's Career: How Good Was MJD?

Maurice Jones-Drew is hanging up his cleats after nine years in the NFL. What do the advanced metrics have to say about his career?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/5/15

Major League Baseball's regular season is inching closer, and our content yesterday was certainly baseball-focused. Here's what you missed.

The High Cost of a Franchise Quarterback

Scouts often discuss what it takes to find a franchise quarterback. Apparently, it's quite a pricey search.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 3/5/15

The Bulls will have their hands full tonight with Russell Westbrook and his four straight triple-doubles coming to town.

2015 Fantasy Baseball Third Base Rankings: Plenty of Diversity

Who do our projections peg as the the best fantasy third basemen for the coming season?

Jumping the Shark: Matt Cassel to the Bills Is a Bad Rerun

Matt Cassel will not get Buffalo to the promised land, but he will cost the panicking Bills a mid-round draft pick.

2015 Fantasy Baseball First Base Rankings: It's Where the Bashers Call Home

Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt is the first baseman to have this year in fantasy baseball.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 3/4/15

Russell Westbrook became the first player to record four straight triple-doubles since Michael Jordan with an utterly ridiculous line last night.

2015 Fantasy Baseball Second Base Rankings: Altuve on Top

The diminutive Altuve dominated the base paths in 2014. Who follows him in our projections?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/4/15

How legitimate is Kansas in college hoops? How about Utah? We looked at that and more yesterday on numberFire.

Burning Questions: Who Will Make the 2015 MLB Playoffs and Win the World Series?

numberFire's baseball staff takes a stab at predicting the 2015 MLB playoffs. Who do they see making it and winning the World Series?

He Did What?: Taking a Look at Russell Westbrook’s Historic Run

Russell Westbrook’s 49 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Thunder’s overtime victory is setting the record books ablaze.

The Race for the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs Is Heating Up: Can Charlotte and Indiana Hold On?

There is just more than a month left in the regular season. Who's fighting for the 7 and 8 seeds in the East?

Just How Historic Was Anthony Davis' Game Against the Pistons?

The Brow was two blocks shy of a triple-double, but his stat line was still in rare company.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 3/4/15

Dwyane Wade finally looks healthy and should absolutely dominate the Lakers tonight.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 3/3/15

Linsanity has come to Hollywood and the Lakers hope it's here to stay.

Predicting Running Back Turnover in the NFL: Should We Have Seen the LeSean McCoy Trade Coming?

The recent LeSean McCoy trade sent shockwaves throughout the sports world. Could we have seen it coming?

Without LeSean McCoy, How Are the Eagles Going to Address Their Backfield?

The Eagles traded away LeSean McCoy, leaving a big hole at running back. Who will fill it?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/3/15

LeSean McCoy is now on the Buffalo Bills? It's hard to top that news story, but take a look at some of the other analysis you might have missed yesterday on numberFire.

Buyer Beware: The Impact of Signing a Free Agent Running Back

With guys like DeMarco Murray potentially hitting the open market this year, it's worthwhile to ask whether free agent running backs are worth the price they demand.

Why Teams Should Be Cautious About Julius Thomas in Free Agency

Julius Thomas has scored a lot of touchdowns in a Broncos uniform, but his free agency prospects are not without concerns.

2015 MLB MVP Candidates: A 2014 Repeat?

Kershaw and Trout won MVP awards last season, but who will challenge them this year?

LeSean McCoy Is a Buffalo Bill. Wait, What?

The sports world went nuts on Tuesday night when it was announced that LeSean McCoy was traded to the Bills. What does this mean for Buffalo and Philadelphia?

How Far Can the Kansas Jayhawks Go in the NCAA Tournament?

The Kansas Jayhawks just won their 11th straight regular season Big 12 Title. What will that mean for March Madness?

What Justin Blackmon’s Possible Return Could Mean for 2015

Would Blackmon help turn things around for the Jaguars and their passing offense?

2015 National League Central Preview: The Powerhouse, The Second Fiddle, and the New Gun

Can the Pirates, or maybe even the Cubs, dethrone the Cardinals in the Central?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 3/3/15

With James Harden out, Terrence Jones should be in line for a heavy workload tonight.

Why You Shouldn't Overlook the Utah Utes This March

The Utes are being severely underrated. Why?

Why the Villanova Wildcats Could Win the NCAA Tournament

All eyes are on the other Wildcats: Kentucky and Arizona. However, Villanova shouldn't be overlooked.

2015 National League Central Preview: The Powerhouse, Second Fiddle, and New Gun

Can another team -- perhaps Pittsburgh or even Chicago -- dethrone St. Louis in the NL Central this season?

Getting Rid of Andre Johnson Is a Smart Move for the Houston Texans

The Houston Texans are set to trade or release Andre Johnson. And they couldn't make a smarter choice.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 3/2/15

Ricky Rubio continued his outstanding play since the All-Star break with a triple-double against the Clippers last night.

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 18

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 18

NBA Power Rankings Update: Battle for Second Best in the East

The Cavs, Raptors, and Bulls all have 38 wins, but who should be considered the second best in the East?

FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Hockey Primer: Tuesday 3/3/15

Andrew Hammond looks to rack up his third shutout in four games tonight against the Wild.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 3/2/15

We covered every major sports on numberFire yesterday, with content that you won't want to skip over.

Can Walk and Strikeout Percentages Be Used to Evaluate Performance?

Can walk and strikeout percentages really be used to help determine a hitter’s performance?

2015 National League West Preview: Can Money Buy Happiness (or a Title)?

The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to buy themselves a title, but the defending world champs and a new-look division rival may have something to say.

2015 American League West Preview: Angels Poised to Repeat?

Some experts expect Seattle to break out and win the AL West for the first time since 2001. Do our metrics agree or do they think the Angels will repeat?

How Losing Jimmy Butler Will Impact the Chicago Bulls

Just days after losing Derrick Rose, the Bulls now will be without Jimmy Butler for 3-6 weeks. What does that do to their outlook?

March Madness’ Dirty Little Secret: There’s Actually No Madness

Everyone loves the upset, but do upsets happen when the games really matter?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 3/2/15

Hassan Whiteside looks to continue his improbable run with another monster outing tonight.

NFL Team Review Wrap-Up: Recapping Every NFL Team's 2014 Season

Did you miss one of our 2014 NFL team recaps? Don't worry, we got you.

NHL Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

Which NHL teams improved after this year's trade deadline, and which ones showed they're no longer in it?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 3/1/15

Nikola Mirotic stepped up in a huge way with Taj Gibson out of commission last night.

The 8 Best Remaining Offensive NFL Free Agents

Team needs drive the price of free agents, but which available guys are best in terms of our advanced metrics?

2015 Fantasy Baseball Preview: Relief Pitchers to Target and Avoid

Which deeper relievers should you consider in fantasy baseball this season? And who should you consider avoiding?

2015 American League East Preview: 2013 All Over Again?

Can the Boston Red Sox go from worst to first again?

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 18

The majority of fantasy hoops trade deadlines go down this week, so here are some final buys/sells to consider, to go with the usual adds/drops.

The 5 Best Freshmen From Kentucky's John Calipari Era

Are any of the freshman from this year's undefeated Kentucky team some of the best John Calipari has coached?

Who Are the NBA’s Most Efficient Role Players?

Brandan Wright and Rudy Gobert are the kings of efficient play, but who else are solid players off the bench?

Who Were the Worst Starting Wide Receivers in the NFL in 2014?

According to our Net Expected Points metric, which wideouts were worst last year in the NFL?

Who Were the Best Bad Ball MLB Hitters in 2014?

For these players, getting down in the count doesn't usually bother them.

Why Carey Price Is the Favorite to Win the Vezina Trophy

Carey Price has been stellar this year, and should win the Vezina. Who else is in the conversation?

Why Jonas Valanciunas Deserves More Playing Time for the Toronto Raptors

The Raptors have four efficient frontcourt players, but Valanciunas is the best of the bunch.

Could the Tampa Bay Rays Be a Surprise Team in 2015?

After going 77-85 in 2014, Tampa Bay has the potential to be a sleeper team this season.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 2/27/15

With Enes Kanter out of the picture, Rudy Gobert has looked spectacular in his new role as Utah's starting center.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 2/26/15

Eric Bledsoe out-dueled Russell Westbrook in a hard-fought, overtime win and finds himself in yesterday's perfect lineups.

Brian Hartline: A Case of Changes in Usage and Production

Brian Hartline could be the first domino to fall during a busy offseason in Miami.

Can You Trust Jose Altuve to Repeat His Fantasy Baseball Success in 2015?

Jose Altuve had a breakout year in 2014. What are the chances he can repeat it?

Putting Eric Bledsoe's Stat Line From Last Night in Historical Context

Bledsoe went absolutely bonkers in an overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder last night. How rare was his line?

Is This the End of the Trail for Steven Jackson?

Does this 32-year-old back have a chance of being an NFL or fantasy contributor anymore?

Pitchers With High Strikeout Totals You Can Find Late in Fantasy Baseball Drafts

With the recent uptick in strikeouts, there is now value to be had for pitchers beyond the first tier. Who are some lower-regarded guys who should rack up the K's?

Re-Examining Wide Receiver Size and Production

Everyone has an opinion on wide receiver size and expected production, but what do the numbers have to say?

Making Sense of the David Clarkson for Nathan Horton Trade

David Clarkson's contract was holding back Toronto's rebuild. How and why did they flip it for Nathan Horton's deal?

Measuring and Ranking the Running Back and Wide Receiver Draft Class of 2015

Which backs and receivers, based on their combine metrics and a little math, have a higher probability of hitting in this year's NFL Draft?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 2/26/15

Russell Westbrook is nearly must play status as long as Kevin Durant remains out of the lineup.

How Long Do NFL Running Backs’ Careers Last?

Matt Forte is ancient in NFL perception, but is he at any more risk of falling off the table than DeMarco Murray or his other peers?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 2/25/15

DeAndre Jordan has been unstoppable with Blake Griffin sidelined and makes another appearance in yesterday's perfect lineups.

Northern Iowa vs. Wichita St. Preview: Battle of the Highly Ranked Mid-Majors

Northern Iowa and Wichita State are in the top 12 in both the AP and Coaches rankings. How will their game unfold on Saturday?

Fantasy Hockey Strategy: Using Remaining Schedules to Identify Value

Jaromir Jagr was traded to Florida, which has a better offense than New Jersey, but does his new schedule actually hurt his fantasy value?

Josh McCown: The Unwanted Quarterback in Demand

Josh McCown has a history of not being good, but there are still teams lining up to sign him.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 2/25/15

Which NBA players have improved most from last year? What should we expect the Bulls to do without Derrick Rose? We answered that and more on numberFire yesterday.

Is Brandon Sutter a Sleeper for the Selke Award?

Brandon Sutter has been quietly consistent for the Penguins, but has he done enough to put himself in the conversation for the Selke Trophy?

Why 2015 Is a Year of Defensive Dominance in College Basketball

A look at why this year's top defenses are far superior to those of the past 10 years.

How the Patrick Kane Injury Affects the Chicago Blackhawks

One of the best players in the NHL just changed the outlook of a Stanley Cup favorite.

Reggie Bush Cut By the Lions: We Shouldn't Be Surprised

The Lions announced that they were parting ways with Reggie Bush. Looking at the numbers, we really shouldn't be surprised.

2015 National League East Preview: Sizing Up Rings

Bryce Harper thinks the Nationals are a lock for the World Series. Do our algorithms agree?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 2/25/15

Terrence Jones is finally healthy and he looks spectacular.

NBA MVP Watch: The Impact of Injuries

How are injuries affecting this year's NBA MVP race?

2015 American League Central Preview: A Changing of the Guard

The Detroit Tigers have won four straight American League Central division championships. Is there a new team ready to snag the crown?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 2/24/15

The Cavaliers' stars shined last night as Cleveland stayed red hot against Detroit.

Do Wide Receivers Really Need Good Quarterbacks to Excel?

It stands to reason that receivers benefit from successful quarterbacks, but how true is it?

How the Oklahoma City Thunder Have Risen From the Dead to Be Title Contenders Once Again

We once opined that the Thunder could miss the playoffs. Now they look like title contenders and Russell Westbrook an MVP. What happened?

The NBA's Most Improved Players According to Advanced Statistics

There have been many surprise players this year in the NBA. Which players, according to advanced stats, are the most improved from a season ago?

Which NFL Wide Receiving Corps Are Fastest?

If you averaged out the 40-yard dash times from each NFL wide receiving corp, which groups would be fastest and slowest?

What Derrick Rose's Injury Means for the Chicago Bulls and the Eastern Conference

Derrick Rose will be out for the foreseeable future as a result of a torn meniscus. What are the ramifications?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 2/24/15

Who will win the World Series? Will Johnny Cueto keep up his pace? Should Clayton Kershaw be the top pick in your fantasy draft? Here's what you missed on numberFire yesterday.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 2/24/15

The Thunder granted Reggie Jackson's wish to be traded and now Jackson is getting big minutes as the Pistons' starting point guard.

Will DeAngelo Williams Find Success Outside of Carolina?

DeAngelo Williams was released by the Panthers after nine years with the team. Can he produce with another NFL squad?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 2/23/15

James Harden's triple-double propels the Rockets past the Timberwolves and into yesterday's perfect lineups.

Cincinnati Bengals 2014 Season Review: Taking Strides in the Wrong Direction

The Bengals found themselves moving backwards in 2014, and Andy Dalton may be a limiting factor in their success.

Preseason MLB Power Rankings: Which Team Will Win the 2015 World Series?

Which teams have the best World Series odds? Which ones are sure-fire playoff teams? Which are...not so much? Our power rankings can give us a glimpse at these answers.

NBA Power Rankings: Who's the West's Second Best?

The Grizzlies have ousted the Blazers and Clippers recently -- but are they a better team than both?

FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Basketball Primer: Tuesday 2/24/15

Greg Monroe looks to stay hot in a great matchup against Kevin Love and the Cavaliers.

Which Players Are the Most Out-Prone in Baseball?

It's very easy to make outs in baseball. Which players are best and worst and limiting outs in Major League Baseball?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 2/23/15

Did you miss Russ Peddle's weekly Dozen Dimes article? How about our new lineup combinations tool?

Too Early Baseball Predictions: A Freeway Series Final

Is this finally the year for Yasiel Puig and the revamped Dodgers?

Houston Texans 2014 Season Review: A Quiet Turnaround

A seven-win improvement from 2013 has the arrow pointing up, but the lack of a franchise quarterback is still holding the Houston Texans back.

What Are the Philadelphia 76ers Doing?

How do general manager Sam Hinkie's latest moves affect the Sixers' rebuilding process?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 2/23/15

With Taj Gibson out tonight, Pau Gasol should see all the minutes he can handle in a great matchup against the Bucks.

Could This Be the Best Gonzaga Team We've Ever Seen?

As one of the nation's best offensive teams, Gonzaga hopes to advance further than their recent second-round exits in the NCAA Tournament. Can they?

Introducing the NBA DFS Custom Lineup Combinations Tool

Are you obsessed with daily fantasy basketball? Then you won't want to miss our newest DFS tool.

The Argument for Clayton Kershaw Over Mike Trout in Fantasy Baseball

Is Clayton Kershaw a better pick than Mike Trout with the number-one overall selection?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 2/22/15

Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka were virtually unstoppable with Kevin Durant sidelined last night. Who else made the perfect lineup?

Does Kentucky Have the Best College Basketball Team Since the Turn of the Century?

Kentucky is still undefeated and on the top of the AP Poll. How good are they within historical context?

The Dorial Green-Beckham Conundrum: Should Teams Want the Big Wideout?

Dorial Green-Beckham is one of the most enamoring prospects entering the 2015 NFL Draft, but he comes with major off-the-field concerns.

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 17

The NBA trade deadline was absolute madness, and the fantasy fallout was huge. Here are the subsequent moves to make.

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 17

Brendan Gallagher is on the Canadiens' top line and playing well, but should he be on your fantasy hockey team?

12 MLB Rookies to Watch Out for in 2015

The Cubs have plenty of enticing rookies this year, but here are 12 players who could challenge for Rookie of the Year in their respective leagues.

What to Expect From Johnny Cueto in 2015

Should we expect an encore performance from Johnny Cueto after a superb 2014 season?

Why Melvin Gordon Will Be the Next Great NFL Running Back

Melvin Gordon had a senior season for the ages. Can he translate his success in college to an extraordinary rookie season in the NFL?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 2/20/15

Eric Bledsoe should see a massive workload with the newly acquired Suns players still unavailable tonight.

The Biggest Daily Fantasy Basketball Trade Deadline Beneficiaries

The NBA landscape changed at yesterday's trade deadline, and so did the daily fantasy basketball one.

Which NFL Players Could Be Extension Candidates This Offseason?

Plenty of teams are looking to lock in their studs long term, but which specific players should expect to see a contract extension?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 2/19/15

Spurs' veterans Tim Duncan and Tony Parker looked rejuvenated coming out of the All-Star break.

Should the Indianapolis Colts Draft a Running Back in the First Round?

The Colts have had backfield issues for a while now. Should they spend high in the draft in order to fix them?

Now That He's a Detroit Piston, Is It Reggie Jackson's Time?

Reggie Jackson was dealt to the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, how will he fare as the main guard on a team?

What Did the Milwaukee Bucks Gain in Adding Michael Carter-Williams?

Can the 2014 Rookie of the Year step right into the shoes of Brandon Knight?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 2/19/15

The NBA trade deadline was intense, with 30-plus players moving teams. Did you miss some of the coverage on numberFire yesterday?

Why Phil Hughes Is an Underrated Fantasy Baseball Option

Phil Hughes had a silly-good season in 2014; if he can duplicate that in 2015, he'd be a superb fantasy target at his current preseason ranking.

The Biggest Winners and Losers of the NBA Trade Deadline

In all, 37 players were involved in moves on deadline day. Which teams won the day, and which teams lost it?

Shooter Versus Defender: The Batter Versus Pitcher of Daily Fantasy Basketball

BvP is a widely debated topic in MLB DFS. Is there a similar statistic in NBA DFS? There is now.

How Did the Active Phoenix Suns Fare on Trade Deadline Day?

The Suns made tons of moves before the trade deadline. Are they becoming a red giant or did they already supernova?

How Good Are the Oklahoma City Thunder After Their Trade Deadline Moves?

The Oklahoma City Thunder underwent some serious changes at the trade deadline. How does that affect their playoff chances?

What the Kevin Garnett for Thaddeus Young Trade Means for the Timberwolves and Nets

Does Young help the Nets make a playoff push? And can Garnett help Minnesota's future?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 2/19/15

Look for Russell Westbrook to follow up his All-Star Game MVP performance with another huge outing tonight against the Mavericks.

What Does the Goran Dragic Trade Do for the Miami Heat?

Miami got their point guard in Goran Dragic. What's that mean going forward?

Can a College Spread Quarterback Survive in the NFL?

Marcus Mariota is yet another spread quarterback to enter the NFL. How have players like him historically performed?

Does the Arron Afflalo Trade Make the Portland Trail Blazers Better?

Afflalo was the key piece in a five-player trade, but does he make the contending Blazers a better team?

How Much Does Amar’e Stoudemire Help the Dallas Mavericks?

Amar’e Stoudemire is on the downside of his career, but can he make an impact on the Mavs?

Brandon Sutter: Selke Sleeper?

Brandon Sutter has been quietly consistent for the Pittsburgh Penguins. But has he done enough to put himself in the conversation for the Selke trophy?

The Role Swing Percentages Play in MLB Success

Many batters take criticism for their reluctance to swing. Is this criticism justified?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed From 2/18/15

Would Anthony Davis' 2012 Kentucky team beat this year's squad? Is Joey Votto too passive at the plate? Find out that and more in this edition of Yesterday's Links.

Frontrunners for the NBA Awards Heading Into the Season's Second Half

Before the second half of the season starts tonight, we take a quick look at who has a head start on winning the end-of-season awards.

Why Would the Tennessee Titans Stick With Zach Mettenberger?

Tennessee could pass on a quarterback with the second overall pick in the draft, but does that make sense?

Why Enes Kanter Is Not Worth as Much as He Thinks He Is

The Utah Jazz reportedly offered Enes Kanter 4 years, $32 million and he turned it down, looking for roughly double. Here's why that's ludicrous.

Who Are the Potential Top Seeds in This Year's NCAA Basketball Tournament?

What top teams should we expect to be in the discussion for a 1 seed come March?

The Top 5 NBA Players to Start a Franchise With Today

Who are the best and most valuable young players in today's game?

Is Jason Kipnis a Bounce-Back Candidate in Fantasy Baseball?

After an All-Star season in 2013, Jason Kipnis scuffled in 2014. Will he return to form?

5 MLB Spring Training Storylines to Watch

As pitchers and catchers filter into Major League spring camps, here are five stories that could impact your favorite team and your fantasy drafts.

Which Players Exceed Their Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Most Often?

A look at which players exceed their daily fantasy value most often.

College Basketball Preview: Will North Carolina Pull the Upset Against Duke?

Who will come out on top in this pivotal rivalry game?

Follow-Up: Is Derek Carr Really the Future of the Oakland Raiders?

His weapons were bad. His running game was historically inefficient. Is that why Derek Carr performed below expectation as a rookie?

Was Re-Signing Larry Fitzgerald a Smart Move for the Arizona Cardinals?

Fitzgerald and the Cardinals agreed to a two-year deal. Was it the right choice for the organization?

Trey Burke's Historic Sophomore Slump: What Happened?

Trey Burke has been terrible in his sophomore year. Can he rebound?

Sorry, Anthony Davis: The 2015 Kentucky Team Might Be Better Than the One From 2012

It's everyone's favorite water-cooler debate: Would Davis' 2012 squad beat this year's undefeated Kentucky team?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 2/17/15

Is David Wright still elite? Is Evan Gattis a fantasy baseball steal? We answered that and more here on numberFire yesterday.

Oakland Raiders 2014 Season Review: Finding a Silver Lining

Three wins won't inspire a lot of confidence, but the Raiders finally have some building blocks for the future.

Why Is the Kansas City Royals' Vegas Win Total So Low?

Despite reaching the World Series last season, the Vegas oddsmaker think the Kansas City Royals could be a sub-.500 team in 2015. Why?

Washington Redskins 2014 Season Review: Another Year at the Bottom

With a historically bad pass defense and an absolute mess of a quarterback situation, the Redskins once again found themselves at the bottom of the NFC East.

To Swing or Not To Swing: The Joey Votto Story

Votto is one of the game's most patient hitters, but some think he's too patient. Is he?

NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Remains the Cup Favorites

After a great shootout win over Pittsburgh on Sunday, Toews and Kane look poised for the looming postseason.

How Have NFL Teams Called Plays Over the Last 15 Years?

The Steelers have a reputation for pounding the rock, but is it warranted?

Which Lineups Are Best in the NBA?

At the midway point of this NBA season, what are the top five lineups in all of the Association?

How the NBA Playoffs Would Play Out If They Started at the All-Star Break

If the regular season ended at the All-Star break this year, who would the numbers like to win the NBA championship?

San Francisco 49ers 2014 Season Review: Decidely Disappointing

The San Francisco 49ers underperformed in 2014. Why was that? And did anything for the team go right?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2014 Season Review: Is There Any Hope?

Not a lot went right for the NFL's worst team in 2014, but is a savior on the horizon?

Is Evan Gattis Worth the Risk in Fantasy Baseball?

Evan Gattis had a monster first half of 2014 before a back injury derailed his season. With a new team and a higher volume of plate appearances, can he justify the risk he carries?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 2/16/15

What should we expect from Bryce Harper this season? Is Derek Carr doomed? Will Goran Dragic move on from the Suns? Yesterday, we answered these questions and more.

Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 Season Review: A Defense on the Rise

Although the defense played well at the end of the season, Bortles' rookie struggles were too much for the Jaguars to overcome.

Stanley Cup Odds Update (2/23): Are the Capitals Your Best Bet?

numberFire attempts to take advanced stats to the bank.

The 5 Most Overrated College Basketball Teams in 2015

Which teams do our projections not rank as highly as the polls do?

Jason Giambi Says Goodbye: What Kind of Statistical Legacy Does He Leave Behind?

Jason Giambi retired from baseball this week. What kind of legacy does he leave behind?

Is David Wright Still an Elite Third Baseman?

The Mets' third baseman had a tough year in 2014. Is his best behind him?

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 16

Some players look for a second-half boom, while the upcoming NBA trade deadline offers a few risky opportunities for fantasy owners.

Is Derek Carr Really the Future of the Oakland Raiders?

Many believe Carr had a good, solid rookie year, but the numbers don't exactly back that up.

How Long Can Cody Asche Hold Off Maikel Franco in Philadelphia?

Will Maikel Franco get hot enough this spring to take over the hot corner in Philadelphia?

What to Expect From Bryce Harper in 2015

After missing 106 games over the past two seasons, what will Harper’s 2015 season look like?

Has College Basketball Truly Changed Offensively Over the Last Decade and a Half?

Many are complaining about the slow pace in college basketball, but is it really a problem?

How Will Hanley Ramirez Adjust to Left Field?

Hanley Ramirez is reunited with his old team, but has to learn a new position in the process. Can he do it?

St. Louis Rams 2014 Season Review: Yet Another Mediocre Year

The Rams finished 6-10 in 2014, but actually had one of the league's best defenses last year. How can they improve in 2015?

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 16

Mats Zuccarello is hot right now, playing with Rick Nash and Derick Brassard. Who else should you target this week in fantasy hockey?

2015 NBA All-Star Game: Which Conference Has the Best Roster?

Using our advanced metrics, we compare the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star rosters. Which is better?

The 2015 NBA Slam Dunk Contest: By the Numbers

Four dunkers take center stage in tonight's slam dunk contest. What does each dunker bring to the table?

Baltimore Ravens 2014 Season Review: A Big Improvement

The Ravens struggled in 2013 after a Super Bowl title. Despite off-the-field issues, they improved drastically in 2014.

Should the Phoenix Suns Trade Goran Dragic?

The Lakers and Rockets are interested in trading for the Suns' guard. But can they make a deal happen?

NBA Rising Stars Challenge Pits U.S.A. vs. the World: Which Team Is Better?

The U.S. generally dominates basketball on the global scale, but will that be the case as the American rookies and sophomores take on the world's best youngsters?

What Are the Immediate Effects of an NFL Coaching Change?

Is it fair to expect a new head coach to turn around a whole team right away?

Are the Kansas Jayhawks the Best Regular-Season Team of the Past Decade?

Have Bill Self’s Jayhawks been the NCAA’s top team in the last 10 years?

Are the Kansas Jayhawks the top regular-season team of the past decade?

College Football Total QBR: Offseason Changes

Who was the most efficient college quarterback in 2014?

Do the Miami Marlins Have the Best Outfield in Baseball?

With three young studs age 25 and younger, has Miami already reached the top of the league as a collective outfield?

Why Hasn’t Mike Wallace Met Expectations in Miami?

Mike Wallace has been disappointing for the Miami Dolphins, but why is that the case?

Carolina Panthers 2014 Season Review: A Big Turnaround at the End

The Panthers were 3-8-1 heading in to Week 14 of the 2014 regular season. What led to their surprising turnaround and sustained success?

10 Underrated Fantasy Football Players From the 2014 Season

Discrepancies between our metrics and fantasy point totals indicate some underrated performers in the 2014 season. Who were they?

What Can We Expect From Manny Machado in 2015?

Can the oft-injured Baltimore third baseman stay healthy and productive this season?

4 Potential Breakout Pitchers in 2015

Who could wind up being the 2015 version of Corey Kluber or Jacob deGrom?

Which Pitchers Will Breakout in 2015?

Who could wind up being the 2015 version of Corey Kluber or Jacob DeGrom?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 2/11/15

James Harden finally had an off night and Josh Smith did his best to pick up the slack.

Miami Dolphins 2014 Season Review: Was There Any Real Improvement?

The Dolphins' rushing offense was one of the best in the NFL, but the defense held them back from a real playoff push.

5 Underrated College Basketball Teams to Watch Out For

Let's take a look at five teams that our numbers think more highly of than the polls -- can you say future March Madness upsets?

The Most Reliable Fantasy Football Running Backs Over the Last 5 Years

Which running backs over the last five years have given fantasy owners the most week-to-week joy?

Ranking the 5 Best Conferences in College Basketball

Which conference is best from top-to-bottom in the nation?

Three MLB Position Battles To Watch This Spring

Position battles for the Red Sox, Phillies & Mets should lead to a competitive and exciting training camp.

Profiling Elite Running Backs: Why Early-Round Backs Are Still Vital in Fantasy Football

Fantasy owners are moving away from investing in running backs in fantasy football, but they really shouldn't be.

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 2/12/15

Three-point contests, George Karl, WAR and Frederik Andersen. You missed a lot on numberFire yesterday.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 2/11/15

Paul Millsap and the Hawks looks to put a stamp on their incredible first half of the season against the defensively-challenged Celtics tonight.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 2/10/15

James Harden continued his push for the MVP with another monster performance last night.

Ranking the 7 NFL Head Coaching Hires

We've looked at a lot of coaching numbers this offseason, but who fits their team the best going forward?

Philadelphia Eagles 2014 Season Review: The Anticlimactic Ending

Losing three of their last four games, the Philadelphia Eagles ended their 2014 season on a sour note.

Sorry, Sir Charles: The Houston Rockets Are a Good Defensive Team

Charles Barkley doesn't think the Rockets have a good enough defense to contend for a title. Is he right?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 2/10/15

What are the Clippers' playoff chances without Blake Griffin? Which teams improved most in the NFL last year? Find out that and more of what you missed yesterday on numberFire.

Indianapolis Colts 2014 Season Review: One Step Closer

The Colts came within a game of the Super Bowl but still have room to improve on the field.

How Scoring Impacts Pitcher Selection in Daily Fantasy Baseball

DraftKings and FanDuel have drastically different pitcher scoring systems. Which type of pitchers are best for each site?

What George Karl Will Bring to the Sacramento Kings

After a first half full of turmoil, did Sacramento management get this one right?

Is There an Optimal Number of Three-Pointers Made in an NBA Game?

Many teams are taking more 3-pointers than ever this season. Is it too much? Not enough? Is there a right number of 3's a team should take?

Will the Anaheim Ducks Sink or Swim Without Frederik Andersen?

The loss of their top goaltender could put the Ducks in hot water.

Which WAR Statistic Is Best for Evaluating Pitchers?

When it comes to evaluating pitchers, the two calculations are usually similar but can sometimes be quite different.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 2/10/15

Pau Gasol has been scorching hot as of late and draws a dream matchup against the Kings tonight.

Where Will Brandon Beachy Sign?

Two Tommy John surgeries later, the former Braves' standout is looking for a new home.

The 5 NFL Teams That Improved Most in 2014

Though these teams didn't win the Super Bowl, they improved drastically and got one step closer to a Lombardi in 2014.

NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Still on Top

A showdown between Chicago and St. Louis sheds some light on who the Cup favorite should be.

On Misogyny and DFS


Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 2/9/15

DeAndre Jordan took advantage of Tyson Chandler's absence and dominated the glass against the Mavericks last night.

The Best FanDuel and DraftKings Lineups of All Time

If we put together an All-Time NBA DFS lineup, what would it look like?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 2/9/15

Did you miss out on our content yesterday? Shame on you. Here's what you missed.

Dallas Cowboys 2014 Season Review: A Balanced Attack Leads to Success

After a successful season both passing and rushing, the Cowboys face major offseason decisions.

Kentucky vs. LSU College Basketball Preview: Will the Wildcats Stay Undefeated?

Can LSU end Kentucky's unbeaten streak tonight?

Are the Milwaukee Bucks a Threat in the NBA's Eastern Conference?

At 29-23, the Bucks are looking to do damage in the Eastern Conference. How big of a threat are they?

NBA Power Rankings Update: Can Anyone Top the Warriors?

Did the Hawks and Warriors give us a preview last week of what's to come in the playoffs?

Does James Shields Make the Padres a Playoff Team in 2015?

The San Diego Padres continued a makeover of their roster with the signing of James Shields on Monday. How much will he help?

Denver Broncos 2014 Season Review: Coming Up Short

After a Super Bowl appearance last year, the Broncos had high expectations but ultimately failed to get back to the big game.

What Blake Griffin's Injury Means for the Los Angeles Clippers

Without Blake Griffin, can the Clippers hold off the Spurs and the rest of the West?

10 Overrated Fantasy Football Players From the 2014 Season

Fantasy point totals can be misleading. Which players were overrated fantasy performers based on our analytics?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 2/9/15

With Blake Griffin sidelined, the Clippers will be forced to lean heavily on Chris Paul tonight.

Ranking the NFL's Divisions: Was the NFC South Really the Worst in 2014?

From a win-loss record perspective, the NFC South was historically bad. But do the advanced metrics agree?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 2/8/15

James Harden put up a monster line in a hard fought loss against the Blazers last night.

How Scoring Impacts Player Selection in Daily Fantasy Baseball

DraftKings and FanDuel don't have drastically different scoring rules for daily fantasy baseball, but the differences they do have can make a significant impact.

Which NFL Defensive Schemes Are Most Effective?

Which style of defensive football has been the most effective by NEP?

Who Are the Top 5 Freshman in College Basketball?

At this point in the college basketball season, what first-year players are up for Freshman of the Year honors?

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 15

It's almost All-Star weekend, but there are still some crucial fantasy moves to be made before the break. Dive in.

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 15

Evander Kane is out for the season, so the decision to drop him is easy. Who else should your fantasy hockey transactions involve this week?

Is Troy Tulowitzki Worth the Risk in Fantasy Baseball?

Tulo is a great player to be sure. But he isn't too great if he's not actually playing baseball.

Tom Brady's Legacy: Can We Call Him the Greatest of All Time?

Tom Brady has been one of the most dominant quarterbacks in the NFL over the past 15 years. Can he be called the greatest of all-time?

New Orleans Saints 2014 Season Review: A Story of Disappointment and Frustration

The New Orleans Saints had high hopes enterering the 2014 season. It didn't go quite as planned, and they missed out on the playoffs all together. What went wrong?

Detroit Lions 2014 Season Review: All the Right Moves

The Lions improved in every facet of both offense and defense from last year. But just how good were they?

Is This the Best NBA Three-Point Contest Group in the Last 15 Years?

There is some talk that this three-point shootout boasts the best class in recent history. Is it true?

NBA Rookies Report: Who's on the Rise?

Is Andrew Wiggins really the best NBA rookie this year?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 2/6/15

Marcus Smart has played spectacularly since being inserted into the Celtics' starting lineup.

Does Pass-to-Run Ratio Matter in Fantasy Football?

Do team pass-or-run tendencies really provide insight into actual fantasy production? And does that mean receivers on run-heavy teams are doomed?

Tonight's Big Showdown: An NBA Finals Preview?

The top NBA teams from each conference will square off in a potential championship preview tonight. What should we look for?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 2/5/15

DeMarcus Cousins continues to dominate this season, making another appearance in yesterday's perfect lineups.

How Much Will the Victor Martinez Injury Hurt the Detroit Tigers?

Victor Martinez is set to have surgery to repair a torn meniscus next week. Does this take the Tigers out of the role of favorite in the American League Central?

New York Jets 2014 Season Review: Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here

The New York Jets' 2014 season started with hope and ended with despair. What caused this drastic drop-off?

Breaking Down the Top 10 Offenses in College Basketball

Which teams find themselves among the best offenses in the nation?

Yesterday's Links: What You Missed on 2/5/15

Miss out on yesterday's content? No problem -- let's take a look at the day in review.

Why the Arizona Wildcats Look Like a Strong Final Four Contender

Athletic players and stingy defense have led Arizona to a 20-2 record and a strong Final Four candidacy.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 2/5/15

With J.J. Redick out tonight, Jamal Crawford will draw another start for the Clippers and should return big value.

Arizona Cardinals 2014 Season Review: What Could Have Been?

After a hot start, injuries tore apart the Cardinals’ championship hopes. How good could they have been?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 2/4/15

Hassan Whiteside continued his meteoric rise last night with another monstrous outing.

The Numbers Behind the Post-Malone Sacramento Kings

The Kings surprised everyone by starting 5-1, then firing their coach after falling to 11-13 due to injuries. How have they been since then?

How Good Is James Harden's Offense?

James Harden has been ridiculous this season, and he may be even better than you realize.

Breaking Down the Top 10 Offenses in College Basketball

Which teams find themselves among the best offenses in the nation?

3 Potential Landing Spots for Free Agent Tight End Jordan Cameron

Jordan Cameron doesn't come without risk, but if he's out in Cleveland, he will draw interest around the NFL. Where could he go?

How Good Is the New York Mets' Starting Rotation?

The Mets have a former Cy Young winner, a Rookie of the Year and prospects ready to make a name for themselves. How good are they?

Why Isn’t Trevor Ariza the Same Lethal Shooter He Was Last Season?

With his strong defense remaining his greatest asset, why isn’t Ariza the same deadly shooter from last season?

Tennessee Titans 2014 Season Review: A Low Point for the Franchise

According to our advanced analytics, this Titans team was the worst since 2000. But are there reasons for optimism?

Can Corey Kluber Repeat His Cy Young Season?

After winning the AL Cy Young last season, what can be expected from Kluber in 2015?

Do the Golden State Warriors Live and Die By the Three?

The Warriors are one of the best three-point shooting teams in the NBA. But do they really too heavily on the three?

Why the Florida Panthers Are in Trouble

The warm Florida sun may be setting on a once-promising season for Nick Bjugstad and the Panthers.

10 Hitters Who Could Break Out This Year in Fantasy Baseball

Looking for some under-the-radar hitters in fantasy baseball? Take a look at these 10 guys.

San Diego Chargers 2014 Season Review: Plagued By the Injury Bug

The Chargers, behind Philip Rivers, once again boasted a top-10 passing attack in 2014. Was there anything else that went right?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 2/4/15

With Kevin Durant out, it's time to fire up Russell Westbrook.

Cleveland Browns 2014 Season Review: Good Start, Terrible Finish

The Browns started fast record wise, but their 7-4 start masked weaknesses that were displayed down the stretch.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 2/3/15

D.J. Augustin continues his ridiculous play with Brandon Jennings sidelined.

Is Dom Capers Done in Green Bay?

The Packers suffered yet another catastrophic defensive collapse in the playoffs. Is it time for them to move on with their coordinator?

No, the Seattle Seahawks Should Not Fire Darrell Bevell

After a questionable call at the end of Super Bowl XLIX, many believe Darrell Bevell should be fired in Seattle. But that's not a smart move.

Kansas City Chiefs 2014 Season Review: A Step Backward

Jamaal Charles is one of the best backs in the league, but what else went right for the Chiefs in 2014?

New York Giants 2014 Season Review: The Emergence of Odell Beckham

In the midst of a disappointing 2014 season, the New York Giants found a star.

Are the Memphis Grizzlies Serious NBA Title Contenders?

Even with the third best record in the NBA, the Memphis Grizzlies seem like the forgotten team when it comes to picking possible NBA champions.

Breaking Down the Top 10 Defenses in College Basketball

Which college hoops teams have proven to be the top defensive squads in the country?

The Wild, Wild West: Examining the Race for the 8 Seed

The race for the 8 seed out West features superstars as well as well-balanced teams. Who has the advantage?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 2/3/15

Hassinity is in full effect tonight against the Celtics and their horrible interior defense.

How Soon Is Too Soon to Draft Clayton Kershaw in Fantasy Baseball?

Is Clayton Kershaw worthy of a top-five pick in fantasy baseball this year?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 2/2/15

With Kevin Durant sitting out to recover from a toe injury, Russell Westbrook put the Thunder on his back with a monster triple-double last night.

NHL Power Rankings: St. Louis Edges Toward the Top Spot

The Blues are perfect since the All-Star Break. Was that enough to unseat Chicago at the top?

Green Bay Packers 2014 Season Review: Lots of Lambeau Leaping

The Packers had one of the best offenses of the last decade in 2014. Did they have any weaknesses?

Which Quarterback in the 2015 NFL Draft Is Statistically Superior?

Collegiate statistics can tell us a lot about how quarterbacks will perform in the NFL. What do they have to say about this year's top five signal-callers?

How the Cleveland Cavaliers Started Winning

Some overlooked players have impacted the Cavs both positively and negatively this year. How have they turned it around?

Buffalo Bills 2014 Season Review: Inching Closer to the Playoffs

The Bills were close to a playoff berth in 2014 thanks to strong defensive play. What else did they do right?

NBA Power Rankings: Eyes on the 8th Seed

Some winning streaks have ended, and some are growing. But there's no reason to overlook the battles for the eighth seed in both conferences.

How Good Is Providence's Kris Dunn?

The sophomore is filling up the stat sheet for the Friars. But really how good is the Providence point guard?

2015 NBA Western Conference nERD-Stars: Choosing All-Stars Through Advanced Analytics

A look at how the Western Conference All-Star Team would look if selected using advanced analytics.

2015 NBA Eastern Conference nERD-Stars: Choosing All-Stars Through Advanced Analytics

A look at how the Eastern Conference All-Star Team would look if selected using advanced analytics. (Spoiler: So many Hawks!)

Who Should Be Picked Second Overall in 2015 Fantasy Baseball Drafts?

Mike Trout is obviously the clear first pick in fantasy baseball this year. But who goes second?

NHL Fantasy Hockey Player Comparables: Marc-Andre Fleury

The volatile position of goaltender is once again put on display with one of the more talked about netminders in the NHL.

How Big Was Malcolm Butler's Interception in Super Bowl XLIX?

Malcolm Butler sealed the Super Bowl for the Patriots with an amazing interception, but just how big was the play?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 2/2/15

Devin Harris gets a huge opportunity with Rajon Rondo sidelined. Who else should you trust in DFS hoops?

Big Monday Preview: NCAA Basketball Conference Showdowns

Four of the nation's top 15 teams square off tonight in what should be two great college basketball games.

The Seattle Seahawks' Passing Decision: Not the Worst Call in History

The Seahawks passed the ball on 2nd-and-Goal from the 1-yard line rather than giving it to Beast Mode. Malcolm Butler made the interception, and the rest is history.

Quinn, Shanahan, and Smith: The Atlanta Falcons' Coaching Triumvirate

What should the Falcons expect out of this brand new coaching staff under new boss Dan Quinn?

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 14

Fantasy Hockey playoffs are sneaking up on us, what top-level players do you want on your team, and which ones should you avoid?

Which NFL Franchise Has Been Worst Over the Last 15 Years?

The Oakland Raiders have been dreadful since their Super Bowl appearance during the 2002 season, but are they the worst franchise since the turn of the century?

What Should the Yankees Expect From Alex Rodriguez in 2015?

As A-Rod makes his comeback attempt this season, how does he fit into New York's plans?

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 14

Hassan Whiteside might end up being one of the best centers in fantasy basketball going forward. Don't miss the boat.

Minnesota Vikings 2014 Season Review: Handing the Reins to the Rookie

The Vikings have transitioned and may have found a franchise quarterback, but how did the rest of the team fare in 2014?

Atlanta Falcons 2014 Season Review: Defense Holds Back Stellar Passing Attack

Despite a great season from Julio Jones and the offense, the Falcons were able to finish only 6-10. What went wrong?

20 Super Bowl XLIX Articles You May Have Missed

We've done a lot of analysis about the Super Bowl over the last two weeks. Here's what you've missed.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 1/30/15

Thaddeus Young looks to stay hot against his former team in Philadelphia tonight.

What to Expect From Michael Brantley in 2015

History tells us Brantley is due for regression. Can he avoid the trend?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 1/29/15

On a night dominated by blowouts, the Lakers and Bulls played a double-overtime nail-biter which provided us with some serious DFS value.

Super Bowl XLIX Analytical Preview: Is There Actually a Favorite?

We've been previewing the game over the last two weeks, but who do the algorithms like to hoist the Lombardi on Sunday?

How Will the Seattle Seahawks Attempt to Defend Rob Gronkowski?

This Super Bowl matchup features a battle of two strengths: Rob Gronkowski and the Seattle secondary. Who has the upper hand?

One Last Ride: Wade Phillips as Denver's Defensive Coordinator

New Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has worked with Kubiak before. Can they create a winner this time around?

Why Damian Lillard Should Have Been an All-Star

The fan vote skipped over Lillard as an All-Star starter, but the coaches didn't pick him as a reserve, either. That's not right.

Ben Zobrist: The Perpetually Under-Appreciated Fantasy Baseball Asset

There aren't many baseball players who equal the consistency of Ben Zobrist. So why isn't he getting more love heading into the 2015 fantasy season?

Why DeMarcus Cousins Should Have Been an All-Star

The Sacramento big man is having a career year worthy of an All-Star bid, but Boogie was snubbed.

Chicago Bears 2014 Season Review: Defensive Woes Continue

Despite the promising play of Willie Young, the Bears defense was historically bad in 2014.

How Early Should You Target Kris Bryant in Fantasy Baseball Leagues?

The Cubs' third base uber-prospect is MLB-ready, but how soon should you grab him in your fantasy drafts this year?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 1/29/15

Both Gasol brothers have excellent match ups tonight and should be in your lineups.

How the New York Giants Can Get Back to the Super Bowl

The Giants were bad for a second straight year, but are they closer to the Super Bowl than most realize?

A Look at Ben McLemore's Quiet Offensive Improvements

Ben McLemore wasn't the shooter many thought he would be last year, but he's quietly improved his offense this season.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 1/28/15

Kyrie Irving put the Cavaliers on his back with LeBron James sidelined last night.

A Visual Breakdown of the NBA's Remaining Schedule

How does the remaining schedule break for each NBA team? Who has the most games left against top competition?

Has Russell Wilson Already Peaked?

Russell Wilson has been one of the most successful young quarterbacks in recent NFL history, but can he actually get better?

New England Dominance: Exactly How Good Have the Patriots Been With Brady and Belichick?

We all know the Patriots have been unstoppable since 2001, but they may be even better than you think.

Is the Vezina Race Pekka Rinne's to Lose?

Pekka Rinne has dominated for the Predators. Can any other goalie catch him for the Vezina?

NHL Fantasy Hockey Player Comparables: Mike Smith

Some players, such as Mike Smith, appear to be playing poorly, but a little research can show it may be bad team effort.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 1/28/15

With Kevin Durant still sidelined with a toe injury, time to fire up Russell Westbrook.

How the New York Jets Can Get Back to the Super Bowl

Geno Smith and the Jets struggled in 2014. How close are they to getting back to the Super Bowl?

Super Bowl XLIX: A Potential Blueprint for the Seattle Seahawks' Receivers

Wide receivers like Doug Baldwin getting open are necessary to the Seahawks defending their Super Bowl crown.

Why Nikola Vucevic Should Be an NBA All-Star

Nikola Vucevic was once thought of as an afterthought of the Dwight Howard trade, but he is having an All-Star worthy season.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 1/27/15

Klay Thompson is red hot right now, making his third consecutive appearance in yesterday's perfect lineups.

Is Marshawn Lynch a Future Hall of Famer?

Marshawn Lynch has been incredible since moving to Seattle, but he's not Hall-of-Fame worthy. Right?

How Russell Wilson and the Zone Read Can Be Key to Seattle’s Offense in Super Bowl XLIX

Seattle's success on the ground is more than just Marshawn Lynch running defenders over.

Crowning the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year

Headlined by a spectacular rookie wide receiver class, who is the most deserving of the Offensive Rookie of the Year award?

Super Bowl XLIX Prop Bets: Over/Unders, the Coin Toss, and More

Nothing says Super Bowl Sunday quite like hundreds of prop bets. What do our projections have to say about them?

Lou Williams Is Reaching His Full Potential With the Toronto Raptors

Lou Williams is making a strong case for the Sixth Man of the Year award while helping the Raptors win.

What Exactly Are the Red Sox Going to Do in the Outfield?

Boston has a wealth of quality outfielders and not enough space to play them all.

Is LeGarrette Blount's AFC Championship Performance Being Overhyped?

After running over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game for 148 yards and 3 touchdowns, is LeGarrette Blount becoming a little overrated?

Are Schilling and Mussina Comparable to Other Baseball Hall of Famers?

Are Curt Schilling and Mike Mussina similar to other Hall of Famers of the same era, or should they be left out?

Will Chan Gailey Fix the Jets’ Offense for Fantasy Football Owners?

The Jets' fantasy options can't get much worse, but how much can Chan Gailey actually help?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 1/27/15

D.J. Augustin looks to stay hot with Brandon Jennings out for the remainder of the season.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 1/26/15

Serge Ibaka dominated the Timberwolves in Kevin Durant's absence last night.

4 Reasons the New England Patriots Will Win Super Bowl XLIX

New England finished their season strong, and have a well-balanced team to take down Seattle.

Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Season Review: What Happened to the Defense?

Pittsburgh's explosive offense was upended by their inept defense in 2014. What should we expect moving forward?

The Warriors Are the Best Team in the NBA, and It’s Not Really Close

The Warriors aren't just the best team in the NBA, but they might be one of the best the NBA has ever seen.

Placing Hassan Whiteside’s Triple-Double in Historical Context

Whiteside's triple-double was good, but a deeper look proves it was historical.

4 Reasons the Seattle Seahawks Will Win Super Bowl XLIX

All signs point to this Super Bowl being a close game, but Seattle's balanced defense could give them an edge.

Which Joe Mauer Can We Expect in 2015?

Joe Mauer had one of his worst years as a pro in 2014. Now that he's an additional year removed from his 2013 concussion, can he rebound in 2015?

How Important Is DeAndre Jordan to the Los Angeles Clippers?

DeAndre Jordan is having the best season of his career, but is he the Clippers' most valuable player?

Is Miguel Cabrera Ready for a Bounce-Back Season?

Miguel Cabrera's numbers were down a bit in 2014. Can he return to superhuman form once again in 2015?

What Brandon Knight’s Breakout Season Means for His Future

What other players does Brandon Knight compare to according to our advanced metrics? You may be surprised.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 1/26/15

Larry Drew II is making his first career start tonight and should provide you with excellent bang for your buck.

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 13

D.J. Augustin is a must-add fantasy piece after Brandon Jennings was ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Where Does This Season Rank for Tom Brady?

The 2014 season wasn't always kind to Tom Brady, but in typical fashion, he still finished on top. How does it compare to his other seasons in the NFL?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 1/25/15

D.J. Augustin proved that he can carry the load at point guard for the Pistons with Brandon Jennings done for the year.

NBA MVP Watch: How Important Are Wins?

As we quickly approach the All-Star break, how important are wins becoming for NBA MVP candidates?

Fantasy Football Strategy: Transparency From a Quarterback Streamer

Streaming quarterbacks in fantasy football may appear difficult, and many say it's only viable when looking in hindsight. But that's just not true.

Super Bowl XLIX Recap: A Roller Coaster Ride

Tom Brady and the Patriots ended up with the big Super Bowl win after one of the most improbable endings of all time.

Super Bowl XLIX Sneak Peek: Can the Patriots Stop the Seahawks' Rushing Attack?

Super Bowl XLIX is bound to be close. What matchups should we be watching during the game?

NBA Power Rankings: The Mavericks Are Models of Consistency

Are the Mavericks good enough to top our power rankings, or do the Warriors still have a chokehold on the top spot?

How Often Are Successful Quarterbacks Drafted After the First Round?

With Tom Brady and Russell Wilson facing off in Super Bowl XLIX, they serve as examples of the few quarterbacks who aren't drafted in the first round to go on to have success.

Best Team for Ray Allen's Return

Washington Wizards Gameplay Best Fit For Allen's Return to NBA

What's Next for the Cleveland Browns and Josh Gordon?

With Josh Gordon suspended for the entire 2015 season, what can we expect from the Browns offense?

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 13

Buying John Tavares might be tough, but you should try to make a deal for him.

Tom Brady vs. Russell Wilson: Comparing the First 3 Years

The raw passing stats between the two Super Bowl quarterbacks are fairly similar, but whose metrics are better?

How Historic Was Klay Thompson's 52-Point Game?

Klay Thompson went off last night, scoring 52 points and hitting 11 threes. Where does it stack up to great performances in NBA history?

Does a Quarterback's Defense Impact His Performance?

People tend to think that Russell Wilson's defense enhances his play, but analytically, this just isn't true.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 1/23/15

Langston Galloway has turned a 10-day contract with the Knicks into a starting role and some serious fantasy value.

New England Patriots 2014 Season Review: An Unbelievable Streak

Remember when people wanted Tom Brady to be benched? He certainly proved them wrong, huh?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 1/22/15

With Derrick Favors sidelined, Enes Kanter stepped up in a big way.

The Worst Head Coaches in Net Expected Points History

Some of these guys still have jobs in the NFL despite having NEP totals on the wrong side of zero. But who is the worst of all?

The Best Head Coaches in Net Expected Points History

Where does Bill Belichick rank from an advanced analytics perspective?

How Much Will LaMarcus Aldridge's Injury Hurt the Trail Blazers?

A superstar going down for extended time in the crowded West is big news. How will it affect the Blazers?

Why Jose Abreu Is Worthy of a First-Round Pick in Fantasy Baseball Drafts

Jose Abreu had one of the best power-hitting rookie seasons of all time, and now he's made himself into a dependable top-end fantasy option.

Is Dom Capers Done in Green Bay?

Has his luck run out from the Super Bowl run of 2010?

Can the Houston Astros Be a Winning Team in 2015?

Houston's general manager said the team can finish over .500 this season. Do they have enough to get it done?

2014 Fantasy Football in Review: Tight End Consistency and Conclusions

What was Rob Gronkowski worth relative to the rest of tight ends this year? Also, the series concludes with some overall takeaways.



NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 1/22/15

With LaMarcus Aldridge sidelined, Damian Lillard should see a heavy workload in a great matchup against the Celtics tonight.

What Can We Expect From the Baltimore Ravens' Offense Under Marc Trestman?

Will the Ravens' offense change drastically with a shift from Gary Kubiak to Marc Trestman?

Should Kevin Durant Really Consider Leaving Oklahoma City for Washington?

He isn't a free agent until 2016, but should KD go home when his contract's up in OKC?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 1/21/15

Brandon Jennings dished out a ridiculous 21 assists last night, helping earn him a spot in yesterday's perfect lineups.

Projecting Draft Slots for the 2015 NBA Draft

We're halfway through the NBA season. How do our rest-of-the-season projections affect the upcoming 2015 NBA Draft?

Do the Patriots or Seahawks Have the Edge at Special Teams?

This game is projected to be close, so special teams might impact the game significantly. Who has the advantage?

Where Do the 2014 Seahawks and Patriots Rank Historically?

As one seeds, New England and Seattle have good football teams. But how good are they when placed in historical context?

How Underrated Is Rudy Gobert?

The Utah Jazz's 7-footer is one of the most under-appreciated players in the NBA. How does he stack up with some of the best?

Why Klay Thompson Should Be an NBA All-Star

The Golden State guard is having a career year. So why is anyone questioning his All-Star status?

Can Adam Gase Help Fix Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears Offense?

Adam Gase had a good tenure with the Broncos offense, but can he help solve the Bears' offensive woes of 2014?

Seattle Seahawks 2014 Season Review: Feeling Optimistic

The Seattle Seahawks returned to the Super Bowl this year, but not without obstacles.

NHL Fantasy Hockey Player Comparables: Shea Weber

Living in the past usually benefits none, but if given the chance, would you want your fantasy team with a player from the past or present?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 1/21/15

Greg Monroe has been on fire since the Pistons parted ways with Josh Smith and should stay hot tonight against Orlando.

The 5 Worst Super Bowl Teams Since the Turn of the Century

Was one of Eli Manning's Super Bowl teams the worst we've seen in the big game over the last 15 years?


Was one of Eli Manning's Super Bowl teams the worst we've seen in the big game over the last 15 years?

2014 Fantasy Football in Review: Wide Receiver Consistency

Julio Jones had some explosive games this season, but he wasn't very consistent. Is that true for all stud wide receivers?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 1/20/15

The Spurs' dominated the Nuggets with a balanced attack yesterday, leading to several San Antonio players making it into yesterday's perfect lineups.

Gary Kubiak Is the Perfect Hire for the Denver Broncos

Gary Kubiak has had success with mediocre quarterbacks and undrafted runners throughout his career. What can he do in Denver?

Were the Odds Ever Really Against Seattle or New England This Season?

New England and Seattle, both one seeds, were favorites to reach the Super Bowl entering the playoffs. But the path to the postseasn wasn't so easy.

Using Positional Scarcity and Depth to Develop Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategies

By looking at data from 2014, we can see for which positions you need to pay up and on which ones you can wait until the middle-to-later rounds.

Can Yovani Gallardo Help the Texas Rangers Get Back to the Playoffs?

The Texas Rangers are hoping the former Brewers ace can provide stability in their rotation.

Why the Hornets Want to Trade Lance Stephenson

Stephenson has struggled in his transition to Charlotte. Will they pull off a trade?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 1/20/15

Tim Duncan should dominate Denver's inferior interior defense tonight.

NHL Power Rankings: Tight Atop the Central

Can the Predators keep up with Chicago in the power rankings without Pekka Rinne?

Is This the Closest Super Bowl Ever Projected?

Does the Seattle-New England matchup have the closest spread in Super Bowl history?

Wait...Andy Dalton Made the Pro Bowl?

Andy Dalton made the Pro Bowl this year, and now nothing makes sense in the world.

Why the Atlanta Hawks' Current Winning Streak Is So Impressive

How good have the Atlanta Hawks been, and can they keep it up?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 1/19/15

James Harden continued his quest for the MVP with a season-high 45 points last night.

Why the Dexter Fowler Trade Benefits Both the Cubs and the Astros

In trading for Dexter Fowler, the Chicago Cubs filled a gaping hole in center and potentially opened the door for a superstar's debut in 2015.

Has Andrew Luck's Division Altered the Way We View Him?

The AFC South has been a mess since Andrew Luck entered the league. Has that changed the way fans and analysts see him?

Was Green Bay's NFC Championship Loss Mike McCarthy's Fault?

Mike McCarthy took a conservative approach in the fourth quarter yesterday, but was it the reason Green Bay lost?

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 12

Here are a dozen dimes, or transactions, that need to happen this week in fantasy basketball. Grind away!

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 1/19/15

Mo Williams has been red hot as of late. Make sure to take advantage of his value before Ricky Rubio returns from injury.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 1/18/15

After a disappointing outing on Friday with Jrue Holiday sidelined, Tyreke Evans bounced back in a big way last night.

NBA on MLK Day: A Pair of Contender Showdowns

Today, the NBA celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. with an exciting 12-game slate.

Where Could Jordan Zimmermann End Up?

After signing Max Scherzer to a long-term contract, the Nationals might be looking to flip Jordan Zimmermann's expiring contract into assets, namely a middle infielder and bullpen help. Who are some potential trade partners?

How Good Is the Washington Nationals' Rotation With Max Scherzer?

Washington has reportedly landed the ace right-hander to a seven-year deal. How good does that make the Nats?

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 12

Matt Moulson has had a rough go of it this season, but there is reason for hope for the second half.

Seattle's Comeback NFC Championship Victory Completely Defied Logic

The NFC Championship will go down as one of the greatest games in NFL history. How unlikely was Seattle's comeback victory?

2014 Fantasy Football in Review: Running Back Consistency

C.J. Anderson emerged late in the year and produced, but was his production more of an exception than the rule?

2014 Fantasy Football in Review: Quarterback Consistency

Drew Brees got a bad rap this season, but he hit double-digits each week. What's that worth for a quarterback?

Does Winning the First Quarter Really Matter in the NBA?

Is it just a coincidence that the top-ranked Warriors have the best first-quarter point differential in the league, or does setting the tone really matter?

Does Bill O'Brien Deserve More Attention for What He Did With the Texans?

The Texans had a quick turnaround from their dreadful 2013 campaign. How much of the credit does Bill O'Brien deserve?

What Does Brandan Wright Bring to the Phoenix Suns?

The super-efficient Wright will help the Phoenix Suns as the Western Conference playoff race heats up, but how far will he help them go?

The Basics of Hockey Analytics: A Glossary of Terms

Ever wanted to learn the basics of hockey analytics? Get started right here with a glossary of the key definitions.

Why Austin Rivers Hurts the Clippers More Than He Helps

Being part of the first father-son, coach-player duo is touching, but the Clippers actually lose more than they gained while acquiring Rivers.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 1/16/15

With Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday banged up, Tyreke Evans should see all the minutes he can handle against the defensively-challenged 76ers.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 1/15/15

The stars shined bright last night and left their footprints all over yesterday's perfect lineups.

The Quiet Development of Dennis Schroder

From intriguing draft prospect to forgotten rookie, Hawks guard Dennis Schroder is quietly coming along in Atlanta.

The Oklahoma City Thunder Need a Quick Turnaround

After a handful of games with Durant and Westbrook healthy, the Thunder might still be in trouble.

Mid-Season NHL Awards: Giordano a Unanimous Choice

Mark Giordano was an unanimous choice for best defenseman. Who won the other mid-season awards?

6 Starting Pitchers Who Need a Bounce-Back Season in 2015

C.J. Wilson's ERA skyrocketed this year, and he needs to turn things around in 2015. Which other hurlers need to rebound after a brutal 2014 campaign?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 1/15/15

The King has returned and looks spectacular.

Even Strength Goaltending Comes With Luck

Deciphering the correlation between good goaltending and luck in hockey is not completely understood, but the best and worst teams have or lack one or both.

Damian Lillard's Continued Clutch Play Puts Him in MVP Discussion

Damian Lillard has been owning the 4th quarter of late, and with the Blazers playing so well, it's time to consider him one of the NBA's elite.

Was 2014’s Rookie Wide Receiver Class the Best Ever?

Is the 2014 class in the conversation with the years that featured Jerry Rice (1985) and Marvin Harrison (1996)?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 1/14/15

Victor Oladipo stayed red hot last night in an impressive win over the Rockets. Who else had a big night?

Analyzing the Yunel Escobar for Tyler Clippard Trade

Yunel Escobar was traded to the Washington Nationals for Tyler Clippard, just four days after being traded to the Oakland Athletics. What does it mean for each team?

5 Volume-Dependent Players to Avoid in Fantasy Baseball Drafts

These guys saw their overall fantasy outputs inflate because of the large number of plate appearances they saw last year, and that makes them risky picks for 2015.

Patriots vs. Colts AFC Championship Preview: Can the Colts Keep Rolling?

Can the Colts knock off another top team in the AFC?

Are the Spurs Too Old to Defend Their Title?

Tim Duncan still carries the Spurs, but can he do it for the entire season? Or will Cory Joseph and the younger players have to fill the void?

Packers vs. Seahawks NFC Championship Preview: Strength Against Strength

The Seahawks' stingy defense stifled the Packers' high-octane offense in Week 1. Is there reason to expect a different result in the NFC Championship game?

What Might the Future Hold for Jim Schwartz?

Jim Schwartz is out after a strong year as the Bills' defensive coordinator. What's next?

From Dunker to Jump Shooter: The Evolution of Blake Griffin's Game

Blake Griffin is playing a new game. How is that impacting the Clippers?

The Rise of Jeremy Hill

Jeremy Hill is going to hit elite status. Expect it to happen sooner rather than later.

Does Jeff Green Move the Needle for the Memphis Grizzlies?

Jeff Green is headed to Memphis in what looks like the Grizzlies' attempt to get to the top, but will that be enough?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 1/14/15

Michael Carter-Williams is always in play when Tony Wroten is sidelined, and tonight is no different.

Revisiting the Andrew Luck Over Peyton Manning Decision After 3 Years

Parting ways with Peyton Manning was a controversial call three years ago, but was it the right one?


Numbers based breakdown of NHL Daily Plays on Wednesday 1/14/15

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 1/13/15

Mo Williams put on an absolute show last night, dropping 52 points with a full line on the Pacers. Who else made the best possible lineups last night?

The Nuggets-Celtics Trade and What It Can Mean for the NBA Playoffs

Will Nate Robinson end up on a contender? Will Jameer Nelson help the Nuggets?

What's Wrong With the Chicago Bulls?

After losing four out of their last five games, what should Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls do to get back on track?

5 Low-Usage Players Who Could Have Value in Fantasy Baseball

Despite a lack of volume in 2014, these players had a high level of efficiency in the plate appearances they did see. If that volume increases in 2015, they could be valuable pieces.

Is Jack Del Rio the Right Guy for the Oakland Raiders?

Jack Del Rio has a strong track record, but can he fix the broken Raiders?

How Will Todd Bowles Fit With the New York Jets?

The Jets just parted ways with a defensive-oriented coach and signed a defensive coordinator. What does it mean for them?

Did Jason Garrett Deserve to Be Re-Signed by the Dallas Cowboys?

The Cowboys just re-signed Jason Garrett to a five-year deal. Was that smart?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 1/13/15

Andrew Wiggins looks to continue his run at the rookie of the year tonight against the Pacers.

Is the Seattle Seahawks' Secondary Overrated?

Seattle hasn't faced a tough quarterback schedule down the stretch, and it makes you wonder: Is their secondary actually a bit overrated?

Who Should Make Baseball's Hall of Fame in 2016?

There is a long list of qualified players waiting to get into Cooperstown. Who gets in next year?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 1/12/15

With Jeff Green Traded to Memphis, Jae Crowder stepped up in a big way last night.

John Fox Is Out: The Denver Broncos Got It Right

John Fox couldn't take the Broncos to the promised land. What does his release mean for the franchise's future?

Updated Super Bowl Odds: Does Indy Have a Shot?

The Colts shocked the league with a victory against Denver last week. Can they do it again?

The 4 Most Important Matchups to Watch During Championship Week

With only two games left before the Super Bowl, every play is magnified. What should you be watching closely?

Rex Ryan to the Buffalo Bills: Same Old Story

Like a worn out recording of a favorite song, Rex Ryan just wants to replay his New York greatest hits in Buffalo.

Why Derrick Rose Needs to Continue Attacking the Rim

The Chicago Bulls have lost three of their last four games, but Derrick Rose is starting to look like Derrick Rose again.

5 MLB Players Who Need a Bounce-Back Season in 2015

Nick Swisher needs to make amends for his injury-plagued 2014 campaign. Who else needs to do the same?

Which Fantasy Football Wide Receivers and Running Backs Were Truly Sleepers and Busts This Season?

Drafting running backs and wide receivers early is common in fantasy football, but which strategy yielded the best results in 2014?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 1/12/15

Anthony Davis should absolutely dominate the Celtics' terrible interior defense tonight.

Analyzing NBA DFS Perfect Lineup Trends

We've been keeping track of the perfect lineups for each day on multiple DFS sites. Let's look at the data and see if any trends emerge that can help us in the future.

The Sad Truth: Losing Dick LeBeau Is Good for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Despite a couple of bad seasons, Dick LeBeau leaves Pittsburgh as one of the greatest defensive coordinators of all time.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 1/11/15

If you don't know about Hassan Whiteside, now you know.

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 11

Here are a dozen dimes, or transactions, that need to happen this week in fantasy basketball. Grind away!

Was Dez Bryant's Incompletion Bigger Than Last Week's Pass Interference No-Call?

Dallas had another controversial call in the playoffs, this time going against them. Was it bigger than last week's pass interference no-call?

A Look at Peyton Manning's 2014 Season: Is This Really the End?

Peyton Manning has had one of the best careers of any quarterback in NFL history. Is the end really near?

The Immediate Effects of Drafting an Offensive Lineman in the First Round

The Dallas Cowboys have taken offensive linemen in the first round of the NFL Draft three of the past four years. Now, their offense is as efficient as ever. Coincidence? I think not.

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 11

Jarome Iginla has regressed this year. Is there any hope for a better second half?

How LaMarcus Aldridge Is Playing the Best Basketball of His Career

Portland is running away with its division. How has the Blazer big man contributed to their early success?

Down Two in the Third Quarter, Should the Packers Have Kicked the Extra Point?

After scoring a touchdown, the Packers had a chance to tie their Division Round game with a successful two-point conversion. They opted for the extra point. Was it the smart choice?

What Not Trading for Kevin Love Has Meant for the Golden State Warriors

Opting for Klay Thompson instead of Kevin Love has allowed the Warriors to develop into a juggernaut.

The Athletics' Trade for Zobrist and Escobar Shows They're Not Throwing in the Towel in 2015

Multiple reports say the Oakland A's are on the verge of acquiring Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Rays. See why this is meaningful.

How the Heat's Little-Known Big Man Hassan Whiteside Is Making a Case to Start

Could Whiteside be the big man the Heat have been missing?

Broncos vs. Colts Divisional Round Preview: More Than Just the Quarterbacks

Everyone's talking about the Manning vs. Luck matchup, but CJ Anderson could play the biggest role in Sunday's game.

Kemba Walker Is Not as Clutch as You Think

Kemba Walker is known for hitting big shots, but a look at his late-game performance reveals he's not as clutch as we think.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 1/9/15

Kyrie Irving should be the focal point of the Cavaliers' offense tonight with LeBron James still out of the lineup.

Patriots vs. Ravens Divisional Round Preview: Can Baltimore Do It Again?

Our math says the Patriots and Ravens tilt could be the closest of the weekend. Who has the edge?

Will Dirk Koetter Work as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ New Offensive Coordinator?

He may be a traitor to Falcons' fans, but Dirk Koetter looks like a victorious hero coming to Tampa Bay.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 1/8/15

Kemba Walker continues to impress in the absence of Al Jefferson. He headlines yesterday's perfect lineups.

Daily Fantasy Football: Divisional Round Players to Target and Avoid

Emmanuel Sanders isn't the first option on his team, but he should be in store for solid production this week. Who else should you target?

The Slight Rise and Massive Fall of Trent Richardson

After three seasons of disappointment, Trent Richardson is now practicing on special teams. What happened?

The Top Historical Team Comparisons for Each of the Remaining NFL Playoff Teams

Our team pages show top comparable teams for each of the 32 squads. Which ones are most similar to our remaining eight playoff teams?

Cowboys vs. Packers Divisional Round Preview: A Shootout at Lambeau?

A matchup in the Midwest looks like it will be high scoring, but do our algorithms agree?

NHL Mid-Season Awards - Part II

Mid-Season NHL Awards

Mark Giordano was an unanimous choice for best defenceman. Read to find out who won other mid-season awards.

Marvin Lewis - Bengals

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 1/8/15

Kyle Lowry looks to continue his hot play with DeMar DeRozan still recovering from a groin injury.

Is Andrew Wiggins the Favorite for Rookie of the Year?

Andrew Wiggins has improved since his early-season struggles, but are other rookies in the hunt for Rookie of the Year?

Was Cleveland's Trade to Acquire Timofey Mozgov Worthwhile?

Did the Cavs do the right thing by trading for Timofey Mozgov?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 1/7/15

The Splash Brothers made it rain, and both made their way into yesterday's perfect lineups.

Why Aaron Rodgers Is the NFL's Most Valuable Player

We know Aaron Rodgers was phenomenal this year, but his season may have been even better than you originally thought.

Is Carmelo Anthony Being the Best Carmelo He Can Be?

Carmelo Anthony recently wrote an article about his entrepreneurial foray in technology. Is it making him a better athlete?

What's on the Line for Cam Newton Against the Seahawks?

This weekend's game against Seattle could be considered more than just another Divisional Round contest for Cam Newton.

How Valuable Are Shooting Guards This NBA Season?

What does a good, or even elite, shooting guard mean for today's NBA teams?

Panthers vs. Seahawks Divisional Round Preview: Crank Up the Defense

Seattle has won three straight against the Panthers. Will they make it four in a row? Or can Carolina's defense make some noise?

Does the Angels' Josh Hamilton Have Any Trade Value?

The Anaheim outfielder is looking to bounce back after a disappointing first two years with the Angels.

A Review of the 2014 Fantasy Football Season: Running Backs

Running backs are probably the most divisive position in all of fantasy football, but how did things shake out this year?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 1/7/15

With Deron Williams banged up, Jarrett Jack should see a boost in minutes in a great matchup.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 1/6/15

The Pistons knocked off the defending champion Spurs last night on the backs of their two stud big men.

Kobe Bryant Would Be the Second-Worst All-Star Selection in 35 Years, Second Only to Kobe Bryant

All-Star selections are used both as a popularity contest and a means to judge a player's career. Is that right?

A Review of the 2014 Fantasy Football Season: Quarterbacks

2014 was a great year for quarterback scoring. How did numberFire's algorithms perform?

Why in the World Did the 49ers Let Jim Harbaugh Leave?

Jim Harbaugh made miracles out of mud in San Francisco. Were they right to let him go?

A Review of the 2014 Fantasy Football Season: Tight Ends

Tight ends in 2014 were far from predictable. How did numberFire's algorithms perform?

The Statistical Dominance of Pedro Martinez

With Pedro Martinez's election to the Hall of Fame, it's time to revisit just how stupidly good he was from 1997 to 2003.

Just How Good Have the Detroit Pistons Been Without Josh Smith?

Short answer? Really good.

Why Randy Johnson Was a Near Unanimous Hall of Fame Choice

Randy Johnson is arguably the greatest left-handed pitcher in the history of baseball.

Why Craig Biggio Made the Hall of Fame

Craig Biggio was elected to MLB's Hall of Fame today. Let's look back at his career and see why he made it.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 1/6/15

Tim Duncan continues to dominate in his 17th season in the league and is one of the top plays on the board tonight.

Do the Sixers have a plan?

Who Won the Cavaliers, Knicks, and Thunder Three-Team Trade?

We ran projections for the rest of the season and the answer is interesting: there might not be a winner. Or a loser.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 1/5/15

Damian Lillard destroyed the defensively-challenged Lakers last night. Who else made it into yesterday's perfect lineups?

Is Jason Witten Really a Future NFL Hall of Famer?

This past weekend, the NFL on FOX crew called Jason Witten a future Hall of Famer. What do the numbers say?

What Nikola Mirotic Means to the Chicago Bulls

Nikola Mirotic is the newest foreign player to break out. What does it mean for the Bulls?

Where Should Marc Trestman Be an Offensive Coordinator?

We've all loved and lost, but Marc Trestman has really gotten around in his coaching career. Where should he go now?

A Review of the 2014 Fantasy Football Season: Wide Receivers

Wide receiver was, as usual, a tough fantasy football position to predict in 2014. How did the numberFire algorithms do?

Why Is Jeff Fisher Still an NFL Head Coach?

Jeff Fisher has been a head coach in the NFL since before some of you were born, but does he deserve to still have a gig?

Ranking the Quarterbacks Remaining in the NFL Playoffs

The NFL playoffs are down to eight teams. Which squad has the edge at quarterback?

Are the 2014 Baltimore Ravens Better Than Their 2012 Super Bowl Team?

The Ravens won the Super Bowl two years ago thanks to a masterful playoff run, but is this 2014 team actually better?

NBA MVP Watch: A Change at the Top

As we begin this new year, we start to see some changes atop the NBA MVP race. How far did Jimmy Butler and James Harden climb?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 1/5/15

With Enes Kanter out, Rudy Gobert looks to build on his season-best performance on Saturday with another strong outing tonight.

Why Bruce Arians Deserves to Be Named Coach of the Year

Arians' Arizona Cardinals fought through injury after injury to go 11-5 and lock up a playoff spot. Does he deserve to be Coach of the Year?

Updated Super Bowl Odds: Seattle Still the Favorites

With only eight games remaining, which teams have the best and worst odds to win this year's Super Bowl?

The Best and Worst Players From Wild Card Weekend: Tony Romo Silences Critics

Tony Romo was among the best performers in the NFL on Wild Card Weekend. See who else made the cut.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 1/4/15

Kevin Love stepped up big in the absence of LeBron James. Who else made it into yesterday's perfect lineups?

Should the Lions Have Punted After the Pass Interference No-Call?

After the huge pass interference flag was picked up, the Lions faced a 4th-and-1 up three and decided to punt. Did Jim Caldwell make the right call?

Will Andy Dalton Ever Be the Answer for the Cincinnati Bengals?

The Bengals haven't had a losing record in four seasons with Dalton at the helm, but is he really the right man for Cincinnati?

MLB Bounce-Back Candidates Based on BABIP and Batted Ball Numbers

Baseball can be a cruel, cruel game. Which batters were punished most by bad luck last year and could be in store for a rebound in 2015?

5 Things I Learned From 2014's NFL Wild Card Round

Andy Dalton struggled against the Colts, but was he set up to fail?

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 10

If you haven't done so already, you need to find a way to sell Carmelo Anthony. His fantasy value is a ticking time bomb.

How the Pass Interference No-Call Helped the Cowboys Beat the Lions

What would have happened if the refs decided to call pass interference on Detroit's late-game 3rd-and-1?

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 10

Kris Versteeg and Matt Niskanen are featured in this week’s edition of Changing on the Fly. But should you buy or sell them?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 1/2/15

Kevin Durant looks to follow up his monstrous double-double against the Suns with another big outing tonight.

Lions vs. Cowboys Wild Card Preview: The End of a Drought

The Lions haven't won a playoff game since 1992, and the Cowboys haven't made a big run since 1995. Perhaps this is the year one of those droughts ends.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 1/1/14

Andrew Wiggins kicked off 2015 in style with a monster line last night. Who else made the perfect lineups?

Bengals vs. Colts Wild Card Preview: Which Andy Dalton Will We See?

Is this the game where Andy Dalton forgets his playoff woes?

NFL Playoff Power Rankings: A Seahawks Repeat?

The Seahawks are looking to repeat as Super Bowl champions, but do the numbers think they will?

NFL Head Coaching Credentials: Who Deserves a Shot?

Which head coaching candidates have the strongest cases to lead a franchise?

Ravens vs. Steelers Wild Card Preview: A Playoff Rubber Match

The Ravens and Steelers each have a 20-point victory over each other this year. How will round three turn out?

Panthers vs. Cardinals Wild Card Preview: Not Your Typical Playoff Teams

Although the matchup may not look great on paper, there are plenty of interesting aspects of Saturday's game between Carolina and Arizona.

Who Has the Best Pull-Up Jumper in the NBA?

Russell Westbrook truthers love his pull-up jumper, but does he really do it better than anyone else in the league?

Should the New York Jets Have Fired Rex Ryan?

Ryan led the Jets to six playoff games in his first two years, but things have gone downhill since. Was firing him the right call?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 12/31/14

Cory Joseph looks to stay hot while Tony Parker recovers from his hamstring injury.

Will Marlon Byrd Help the Cincinnati Reds Contend in the NL Central?

The Reds get an aging player who can hit home runs, but will he help them contend for a division crown?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 12/30/14

Kobe served up a triple-double animal style last night

The Top 10 Quarterback Performances of 2014

Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning were the two best quarterbacks this year according to our metrics, but they didn't make this list. Who did?

NBA Power Rankings Update: The Suns also Rises

The 10 Most Popular numberFire Articles From 2014

With the year coming to a close, let's look back at some of the best content the numberFire staff put together in 2014.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 12/30/14

Kenneth Faried has really stepped up his game as of late and draws a spectacular matchup against the Lakers tonight.

Breaking Down the Miami Marlins' Third-Base Frenzy

Miami nabbed Martin Prado from the Yankees and dealt Casey McGehee to San Francisco. What does it mean for the three teams involved?

Looking for Somewhere to Play Daily Fantasy Basketball in the New Year? Why Not Try FantasyScore?

FantasyScore.com is a great place to play daily fantasy hoops.

Regression Candidates Through Week 17: The Year in Review

This year was tumultuous, but we finally made it. What do the prospects for 2015 look like as well?

Just How Bad Was Drew Brees in 2014?

The Saints failed to reach the postseason, but was it all Brees’ fault?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 12/29/14

Kevin Garnett and Boogie Cousins getting you that FP. Who else fit into the perfect DFS lineups?

Do NBA Teams Ramp Up Their Defenses in the Fourth Quarter?

There are a lot of preconceived notions about NBA defenses that can now be looked at by data thanks to SportVU cameras. What can we learn about defenses by quarter?

How the Green Bay Packers Dominated the NFC North Despite a Slow Start

The Green Bay Packers started the season 1-2 with two ugly losses to contenders. How did they right the ship and wind up division champs?

What Can We Take Away From 2014's NFL Rookie Quarterback Class?

After Week 17, what conclusions can we draw about the four rookie quarterbacks who saw significant playing time this year?

The Top 10 Tight End Performances of 2014

The man at the top should come as no surprise, but which other tight ends had the biggest games in 2014?

Ranking the 5 Best Remaining Free Agent Position Players

Bats are in short supply in baseball these days. Here are the best available free agent options for teams looking to add a little offense.

The Top 10 Wide Receiver Performances of 2014

2014 was a huge year for wide receivers, but the top single-game performance may surprise you.

What Kyle Orton's Retirement Means for the Buffalo Bills

Orton has never been an elite quarterback, but he was the best the Bills have seen in a while. Where do they go from here?

The Top 10 Running Back Performances of 2014

Marshawn Lynch and Le'Veon Bell were two of the best all year, but did they make the top of this list?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: 12/29/14

DeMarcus Cousins looks to overwhelm the struggling Nets tonight. Who else can you target?

The Carolina Panthers' Unexpected Run: How the NFC South Was Won

The Panthers won the weak NFC South, and although they won just seven games, don't be surprised if they make some noise in the playoffs.

Can the 2015 Pistons Become the 2014 Raptors With Josh Smith Gone?

Both teams got rid of high-volume, low-efficient shooters. Could the Pistons get the same team bump the Raptors did last year?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 12/28/14

LeBron, your team. Woof!

With Fantasy Football Season Finished, It's Time to Start Playing Daily Fantasy Basketball on FantasyScore

If you haven't already, you need to check out daily fantasy hoops at FantasyScore.com.

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 9

If you're trying to squeeze in some quick fantasy hoops moves between one holiday and another, we've got you covered.

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 9

With fantasy football season officially over, it's time to focus on your fantasy hockey teams -- and add Michael Raffl.

NFL MVP Watch: Crowning the Winners

With the stellar performances by various wideouts, 2014 was the Year of the Receiver. Who was best?

Ranking the 5 Best Remaining Free Agent Starting Pitchers

There are a few big names left on the market, mainly Max Scherzer, and a few mid-rotation guys who could help someone as well. Where do they rank?

7 Players to Target for Fantasy Football Keeper Leagues

Donte Moncrief could see an increased role in 2015 with Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks set to hit free agency.

How Shabazz Muhammad Is Shedding His Bust Label

The Timberwolves are all but done this year, but Muhammad is quietly piecing together an efficient year. What does it mean for the future?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: 12/25/14

Chris Paul looks to give his owners a monster fantasy day as a late night Christmas gift against the Warriors.

The Collapse of the Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia held an 88.9% chance of making the playoffs entering Week 14. What happened to them?

NBA Power Rankings Update: Wish List for Santa

Anthony Davis and the Pels need to join the East. Kevin Love and the Cavs need to speed up. What does your favorite team need for the holidays?

Who Should Have Actually Made the Pro Bowl?

The Pro Bowl voting never produces the correct roster, so let's use some math and common sense to pick a better offense for this year's event.

7 Deep Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 17

With focus on Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods could have open space to work in Week 17. What other deep sleepers are in good spots?

Fantasy Football Start or Sit: Week 17

Teddy Bridgewater's been great, and has a nice matchup to close out his solid rookie season. Who else gets the starting nod?

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 17

Marshawn Lynch went full Beast Mode on the Cardinals last week. Can he stay hot this week against the Rams?

Fantasy Football Tight End Streaming: Week 17 Edition

Charles Clay's recent volume and matchup make him a prime streaming option. Who else can you target in Week 17?

Fantasy Football Defensive Streaming: Week 17 Edition

The Packers are a much better defense at home than on the road, making them a solid option in Week 17.

We Wish You a Merry Basketball-mas: Previewing the NBA's Christmas Day Games

Bring on the 5-game, 13ish-hour Christmas Day basketball extravaganza! We got you a preview as a gift. You're welcome.

Why Odell Beckham Jr. Is a Potential First-Round Fantasy Football Pick in 2015

The exciting Giants rookie has posted some truly historic numbers through his first three months in the NFL. Where can you draft him next year?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 12/22/14

Stephen Curry gets an early Christmas present tonight - a matchup against the Lakers' league-worst defense.

This Christmas, Play FantasyScore's Holiday Jam and Win Cash Prizes

Make your Christmas Day even better by participating in FantasyScore's Holiday Jam.

Why the Trail Blazers Are Legitimate Contenders in the Western Conference

Despite a 22-7 record and two legitimate All-Stars, the Portland Trail Blazers are stilly vying for respect.

Why You Should Keep an Eye on Andre Williams and Devonta Freeman in Week 17

Andre Williams and Devonta Freeman both had solid games in Week 16. Will their Week 17's foreshadow fantasy football value in 2015?

Is Russell Wilson Having the Greatest Rushing Season for a Quarterback Ever?

Wilson is only the fifth quarterback to rush for 800 yards in a season. But has it been enough to be the best ever?

The Perfect Lineup: Week 17's FantasyScore Team

You can pick any player you want on FantasyScore in Week 17, so the lineup is as good as it gets.

Why Andrew Luck Isn't as Good as You Think

Andrew Luck is one of the league's brightest stars, but let's not confuse his potential with how he's playing today.

Can the San Francisco 49ers Bounce Back in 2015?

The 49ers have been plagued with injuries and off-field troubles, which has caused them to have a disappointing season. Can they fix it for next year?

NHL Wish Lists for Santa: The Diverse Atlantic Division

Have the Big Bad Bruins been good this year? Do they even deserve a present?

Which Phil Hughes Will the Minnesota Twins Get in 2015?

Minnesota signed the 28-year-old right-hander to a new three-year deal on Monday. Can he produce like he did in 2014 again?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 12/22/14

The Nuggets are notoriously bad at defending opposing big men and get the pleasure of facing off with the red hot Al Jefferson tonight.

Where Will Josh Smith Land?

After being waived by the Pistons, Josh Smith will be a free agent on Wednesday, and teams will certainly pursuit him. But where is his most likely destination?

NHL Wish Lists for Santa: Atlantic Division

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 12/21/14

If we learned anything from last night, it's that you should always target the 76ers and Lakers in daily fantasy basketball.

Marshawn Lynch: The Best Running Back Over the Past Three Years

Marshawn Lynch may be misunderstood, but his play on the field is as clear as can be.

4 Things I Learned From Week 16 of the NFL Season

Tony Romo continues to ball in December -- can we please put the narrative to rest?

NFL MVP Watch: Tony Romo or Aaron Rodgers?

Tony Romo may belong in the MVP discussion but does he measure up to some of the other quarterbacks?