A Pre-Draft Look at the New England Patriots Backfield

Trying to make sense of the seemingly random: What will Bill do?

What Happened to Hakeem Nicks?

Now that Hakeem Nicks is on his third team inside of three years, what happened to his once promising career?

Is Ladarius Green Poised for a 2015 Breakout?

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.

Go Long: Why Devin Smith Could Be the Best Deep Threat in the 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 Three Types of NFL Running Back

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.

How Good Has Bradley Beal Been in Game 1 and 2?

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?

Four Scenarios for the Redskins' Backfield in 2015

If you're a Redskin's fan, you know how this goes.

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

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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?

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 8

A couple of trades and injuries shook up the fantasy landscape this past week. We're here with the subsequent moves to make for your squad.

Monday Night Football Preview: Breakout Backs Do Battle

Monday night's game features a pair of talented running backs that had never started a game prior to November. Which back gives his team an edge in this one?

10 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 17

Does your fantasy season run through Week 17? If so, here are 10 guys who might come in handy this late in the year.

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 8

The Toronto Maple Leafs are about to embark on a long road trip. How will this affect your fantasy team?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Friday 12/19/14

Were you fortunate enough to have used players from the Spurs and Trail Blazers last night?

Is It Time to Sell High on Brandon Knight?

Brandon Knight is putting up career numbers, however with the loss of Jabari Parker for the season, will he be able to continue this very efficient start to his fourth season?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 12/19/14

With Corey Brewer on his way to Houston, Shabazz Muhammad will get an opportunity to shine tonight against the Celtics.

5 Playoff-Picture Games to Watch in Week 16: Will the Seahawks Storm Back Into the Division Lead?

The NFC West, NFC South, and AFC North are all up for grabs this weekend. Which teams will stake their claim on a home playoff game?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 12/18/14

Kevin Durant shut down in the second half last night. That's not what DFSers were hoping for.

Putting Kyle Korver's Shooting Success in Historical Context

Kyle Korver is shooting the lights out since coming to Atlanta three years ago, but just how good has he really been?

Rasual Butler's Offensive Efficiency Helps Make the Wizards a Top Team in the East

He was the last guy added to the Wizards roster, and currently one of the hottest scoring threats on the team.

After a Disappointing 2013, Joe Flacco Is Having the Best Season of His Career

Joe Flacco won the Super Bowl, got paid, and fell flat on his face. But in 2014, he's bouncing back in a big way.

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football: Week 16 Punt Plays

Pierre Thomas has been involved in the Saints passing game, and makes for a good punt play in Week 16.

6 Players Who Are Tough to Trust in Week 16

Santa Clausen's coming to town, but can you really trust him in this crucial week?

5 Facts to Know for Week 17

The final week of the regular season is upon us! Here's what you need to know to prep for an exciting weekend of football!

Why Did the Oakland Athletics Trade Derek Norris?

San Diego continues their off-season offensive overhaul and acquires Norris from Oakland for two young pitchers.

Sunday Night Football Preview: Missing Some Drama

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are firing on all cylinders. Can they keep up the momentum on Sunday Night?

7 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Plays for Week 16

If the Patriots take to the air against the Jets, Julian Edelman, whose usage is high already, makes for a sneaky tournament play. Who else does?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 12/18/14

Jimmy Butler is playing the best basketball of his career and draws a strong matchup against the lowly Knicks tonight.

Eddie Lacy Is a Top Fantasy Football Back, But Is He an Efficient Runner?

Since Week 4, Lacy has been dominant in fantasy football, but has his efficiency in Green Bay been up to par?

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors: Numbers to Watch

What the numbers say you should watch for in tonight's Western Conference showdown.

Regression Candidates Through Week 15: We Warned You on Darren McFadden

Darren McFadden has been terrible, and don't say we didn't tell you so.

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 16

Tom Brady has been red hot for the past 10 weeks and draws an excellent matchup against the division rival Jets this week.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 12/17/14

There were a lot of fantasy points going around last night -- did you use players from our perfect lineups?

7 Deep Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 16

The Rams' defense has taken over, but Stedman Bailey has been consistent, too. What other deep sleepers can produce in Week 16?

Should the Dallas Mavericks Trade for Rajon Rondo?

The rumor mill is churning with possible Rajon Rondo trades, but it looks like the Dallas Mavericks are frontrunners. Should they do it?

Thursday Night Football Preview: Can Both Teams Lose?

Two of the league's lamest teams face off in what may be the most excit--you know what, I can't. This is gonna be rough.

Fantasy Football Start or Sit: Week 16

Mark Sanchez got the week off right -- who else should you be starting and sitting?

Has Danny Green Been the Most Valuable San Antonio Spur So Far This Season?

Coming off a historic line against the Memphis Grizzlies last night, maybe it's about time we appreciate the Danny Green breakout.

Fantasy Football Tight End Streaming: Week 16 Edition

Owen Daniels faces a tough opponent this weekend, but his recent target totals are promising nonetheless.

Fantasy Football Defensive Streaming: Week 16 Edition

The Browns and Panthers matchup is primed to be low-scoring. Can you take advantage of that this week?

All-32: NFL Power Rankings Heading Into Week 16

CJ Anderson has put the Broncos' offense on his back, and he may save their season.

Were the Chicago Bears Right to Bench Jay Cutler?

The Bears have decided to replace a struggling Jay Cutler with Jimmy Clausen. Does this decision help the team?

Breaking Down Baseball's 3-Team, 11-Player Trade: Can Wil Myers Bounce Back?

The former AL Rookie of the Year is joining his third team in four years as part of a wild three-team trade Wednesday. What does it mean for the teams involved?

Week 16 Thursday-to-Saturday Daily Fantasy Football Picks: The Worst Slate Ever

The matchup against Washington's run defense is tough, but can you fade LeSean McCoy given the rest of the backs in this slate?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 12/17/14

Dennis Schroder should provide huge value in his first career start tonight.

The Perfect Lineup: Week 16's FantasyScore Team

Jordy Nelson wasn't able to do much for fantasy owners last week, but should bounce back nicely against the Bucs.

What Kevin Love's Statistical Sacrifice Means for the Cleveland Cavaliers

Kevin Love is one of the best rebounders and scorers in the NBA, but he's taken a hit this year. What does it mean for the Cavs?

Where Do the Atlanta Hawks Belong in the Discussion of the NBA's Elite?

The Hawks are 12-2 over their last 14, and aren't receiving a whole lot of attention for it. Should they be?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 12/16/14

Russell Westbrook continued his tear last night, while John Wall dished out assists like John Stockton.

Who Will Step Up for the Bucks With Jabari Parker Out?

The Bucks are in the playoff hunt, but they just lost their second-leading scorer. What now?

NFL MVP Watch: Shooting for the Century Mark

Are we witnessing the best season ever from a receiver?

Does Quarterback Instability Derail an Offense?

Can the struggles of teams like the Buccaneers be traced back to their lack of continuity under center?

The 7 Most Effective Offensive Players From Week 15

A pair of Cowboys came up big against the Eagles and earned All-NEP honors. Find out who else played well enough to make this week's most effective players list.

NBA Rookie of the Year Watch: Emerging Talents

After a month and a half of NBA action, who's starting to separate themselves from the rookie pack?

Why Greg Olsen Is the Best Non-Rob Gronkowski Tight End in Fantasy Football

Greg Olsen wasn't a high fantasy draft selection in August, but he's winning fantasy championships in December.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 12/16/14

Tyson Chandler dominated his former team last time he faced off with the Knicks. Will he again tonight?

NHL Wish Lists for Santa: The Weak Metropolitan

Pittsburgh is the class of this division, but real questions surround the Islanders, Rangers, and Capitals.

Week 16 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming: Trusting RGIII

If you've made it to a championship game while streaming quarterbacks, congrats! The biggest decision of the season awaits you.

Why the Packers Need to Extend Randall Cobb's Contract Right Now

Randall Cobb has had a breakout season and dominates the slot. What is that worth to the Packers?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 12/15/14

LeBron, Love, and Lilliard mixed in with bargain bin discounts made up last night's perfect lineups.

What Happened to the Browns' Offense in Johnny Manziel's Debut?

Johnny Manziel's first start was something out of horror film. What went wrong?

What Chase Headley's Signing Means for Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees

Chase Headley is coming back to New York, meaning A-Rod's days at third are over. Is this a good thing for the Yankees?

15 Fantasy Football Transactions for Week 16

Can you trust Alex Smith in your fantasy football championship?

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5 NFL Facts to Know for Week 16

With two weeks left in the season, the playoff races are tight, and a rookie receiver is trying to make history.

Just How Good Has Russell Westbrook Been This Season?

Russell Westbrook has been on a tear lately. Is it fair to say that he's been the best player in the NBA so far, even with only 10 games played?

Despite Dealing Two Veteran Pitchers, the Cincinnati Reds Are Not Rebuilding

Cincinnati's starting pitching fire sale resulted in veterans Alfredo Simon in Detroit and Mat Latos in Miami. What does it mean for the future?

10 Waiver Wire Adds for Week 16

With DeMarco Murray potentially out for Week 16, which Dallas running back is the pick to take his place? Let's take a look.

NHL Wish Lists for Santa: Goalies in the Central and Less Wild Shooting

Do Thomas Vanek and the Minnesota Wild, who can’t shoot, make our naughty or nice list?

Are the Kansas City Royals Betting Too Much on Bounce-Back Seasons?

This off-season, the Royals have signed Kendrys Morales and Alex Rios, hoping for rebound seasons from both. Is it the right move?

NBA Power Rankings Update: The Clippers Make Their Move

The Clippers move up in the rankings thanks to underrated seasons from their stars. Who else changed spots?

Kobe Bryant’s Scoring Milestone Is a Punctuation of His Greatness

Passing Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list may finalize his list of career achievements, allowing us to appreciate his legacy fully.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 12/15/14

Robert Covington has been red hot since being inserted into the 76ers starting lineup.

NHL Power Rankings: Of Mumps and Mandela

An outbreak of mumps in Pittsburgh and an awkward interview in Toronto make for an interesting week. Did anyone best Chicago in our ranks?

With Ryan Lindley Starting, the Arizona Cardinals' Offense Becomes Completely Unwatchable

In 2012, Ryan Lindley was one of the worst quarterbacks we've ever seen. He'll now be starting for the Arizona Cardinals once again.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Sunday 12/14/14

Kobe may have surpassed Jordan last night, but when it comes to perfection, we care about value.

Is Matthew Stafford a Top-10 Quarterback in the NFL?

Stafford's raw numbers are usually among the best in the league, but is he really a top-10 passer?

Monday Night Football Preview: The Search for Competence

Both the Bears and Saints have fallen far short of expectations. Who takes a step forward tonight?

5 Things I Learned from Week 15 of the NFL Season

Johnny Manziel made his NFL debut, but it was one to forget. What did we learn?

Was the Sacramento Kings’ Decision to Fire Mike Malone a Good One?

Malone got the kings to 11-13, but he was let go. What was the problem, and are the Kings better off without him?

NBA MVP Watch: Fear the Beard

After yet another week of great performances, can James Harden overtake Anthony Davis for the number one spot?

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 7

Go add Robert Covington in your fantasy basketball league! Done? Ok, now you may read on.

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 7

Mika Zibanejad has been one of the hottest players in the NHL in December. Should you buy or sell him?

The New York Giants' Gimme Onside Kick: Was It the Right Call?

The Giants kicked off at the start of the second half from the Washington 35-yard line. Was the onside kick the right call?

10 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 16

Tre Mason has been mediocre lately, but you can count on him in championship week.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Saturday 12/13/14

Today might be all football, but let's take a glance back at yesterday's perfection

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Friday 12/12/14

Swaggy P may have won the game, but Cory Joseph put up the better numbers.

Believe It or Not, James Harden Is a Good Defender

Despite being known for a lack of defense, Harden has been one of the best defenders in the NBA this season.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 12/12/14

Russell Westbrook has been unstoppable since returning from his hand injury. He tops our list of players to use tonight.

5 Playoff-Picture Games to Watch in Week 15: Making Sense of the AFC North Race

The AFC North is crazy, and this week's slate of games will be crucial in determining the winner.

Tough Season 2: How Have the Players Actually Performed?

If you haven't watched Tough Season 2, you've been missing out.

The Anatomy of the Golden State Warriors' Top-Rated Defense

The Golden State Warriors have the best defense in the league with arguably no holes. How are they doing it?

A Tale of Two Offseasons: The Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks have pulled a 180 from last year's offseason and have started acquiring prospects in bulk. Is it enough to turn around a 98-loss team?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 12/11/14

There are only so many lineup options on a two-game night, making it difficult to win tournaments if you aren't perfect.

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football: Week 15 Punt Plays

Need cheap players with upside to round out your DraftKings lineup? Here are some options for Week 15.

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With a pivotal matchup set for Week 15, the division is still up for grabs

Why Kobe Bryant Is the Problem in Los Angeles

Kobe had some choice words for Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak about his teammates. Is Kobe missing the fact that he might be the problem?

8 Big-Name Players Who Will Be Tough to Trust in Week 15

Colin Kaepernick's been bad all season long, and definitely shouldn't be in your fantasy football lineups moving forward.

7 Deep Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 15

Derek Hagan is the talk of Tennesee, but Nate Washington has been solid lately. What other deep sleepers can help in Week 15?

7 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Plays for Week 15

Is Charles Johnson's matchup against Detroit this weekend as bad as many think it is?

Howie Kendrick Trade: Dodgers Win Now, Angels Win Later?

The Angels sacrificed their long-time second baseman, a free agent at the end of the season, for a young lefty under team control until 2021.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 12/11/14

James Harden has been dominant while Dwight Howard has been out of the Rockets' lineup and should stay hot tonight against the Kings.

Have the Winter Meeting Moves Made the Los Angeles Dodgers Better?

Los Angeles has been the busiest team at the Winter Meetings this week. How much have their moves improved the team?

Sunday Night Football Preview: An NFC East Showdown

The Sanchize has a chance to give the Eagles control of the NFC East. Can he lead the way to victory?

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 15

If Julio Jones plays, it'll be tough to ignore him on DraftKings.

Thursday Night NBA Preview: Scorer Showcase

Though there are only two games on tap tonight in the NBA, superstars and scorers will not be at a minimum.

What Happened to Colin Kaepernick?

Once a dynamic quarterback, Colin Kaepernick has had his worst season in the NFL. Why?

Regression Candidates Through Week 14: Romo Forever

Can Tony Romo still get his fantasy teams to state this year, or is it Friday night lights out for this Texas QB1?

Thursday Night Football Preview: The Least Wonderful Time of Year

Week 15's Thursday Night Football matchup features one of the most boring games you could ask for.

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Wednesday 12/10/14

If you paid attention to injury news last night, you were hopefully bringing in some cash.

Fantasy Football Start or Sit: Week 15

While everyone's understandably gushing over Le'Veon, another Bell has been silently crushing on the gridiron.

NHL Wish Lists for Santa: How the Pacific Can Catch Anaheim

Can Santa bring the contenders something to help catch the Ducks?

Fantasy Football Defensive Streaming: Week 15 Edition

After a decisive victory over the Saints, the Panthers get a promising matchup against the Buccaneers this weekend.

Fantasy Football Tight End Streaming: Week 15 Edition

Derek Carr trusts Mychal Rivera, and that means you can trust him, too, for your fantasy squad.

The Analytics Behind Teddy Bridgewater's Impressive Rookie Season

Teddy Bridgewater has separated himself from the rest of the rookie quarterbacks in this class. Where does he rank among quarterbacks within the past 15 years?

Did the Marlins Mess Up Their Trade for Dee Gordon?

The Marlins may have given too much to the Dodgers for the L.A. All-Star second baseman.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 12/10/14

Draymond Green has been spectacular as of late and looks to stay hot in a plus-matchup against the Rockets tonight.

Le'Veon Bell Is the Best Running Back in the NFL, and It's Not Really Close

Whether you're looking at it from a fantasy perspective or not, Le'Veon Bell is one of the most productive second-year backs of all time.

What a Balanced Approach Means for the Denver Broncos' Offense

Last year, the Broncos aired it out whenever they could. Things are different this year, but has it helped the offense as a whole?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Tuesday 12/9/14

Where are you, Cory Joseph?

All-32: NFL Power Rankings Heading Into Week 15

Are the Steelers for real, or will their inconsistent play cost them the playoffs?

The Seattle Seahawks' Defense Is as Good as Ever Despite Early-Season Struggles

Early in the season, it appeared that other NFL teams had possibly figured out the Seattle defense. That certainly wasn't right.

Analyzing NBA Point Differential: Which Teams Should Be Better?

Point differential is more predictive than win percentage. What teams are better or worse than their records say?

The Perfect Lineup: Week 15's FantasyScore Team

Matt Forte should have no trouble against the league's worst rush defense this week. Who else makes the Perfect Lineup?

NFL MVP Watch: Can Anyone Stop Aaron Rodgers?

Aaron Rodgers and Le'Veon Bell are playing out of this world. Can anyone catch them?

The 7 Most Effective Offensive Players From Week 14

A pair of Falcons made the list after their big Monday night. Check out who else played well enough to be included on the Week 14 All-NEP team.

Can You Trust A.J. Green Against Joe Haden in Fantasy Football?

A.J. Green is on fire since the last time he played Joe Haden and the Cleveland Browns, but can he conquer his nemesis and lead you to fantasy victory in Week 15?

The 5 Worst Wide Receiving Corps in the NFL

The Kansas City Chiefs receivers don't have a touchdown all season, but are they really the worst wideout group in the league?

Is Jon Lester Really $115 Million Better Than Francisco Liriano?

The Pittsburgh Pirates just re-signed their ace pitcher for a fraction of what it will cost some team to sign Lester.

NHL Power Rankings: The Blackhawks Are Still the Best

After another week of play, no team is better than the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Resurgence of Tyson Chandler in Dallas

A quick look at the 32-year-old center's impressive start to the season in his new (again) Mavericks uniform.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 12/9/14

With Tony Parker missing his second straight game, Cory Joseph has another opportunity for a huge fantasy outing tonight against the Jazz.

Week 15 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming: The Johnny Football Era Begins

Johnny Manziel is your top streaming option this weekend. Get your popcorn ready and enjoy the show.

Is This a Bad Year for Tight Ends in Fantasy Football?

Are tight ends having a down year in fantasy, or were we expecting too much?

Can Marquess Wilson Produce for the Bears and Your Fantasy Football Team?

Marquess Wilson is stepping into a huge role, replacing Brandon Marshall. Can he do anything with it?

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Monday 12/8/14

Would the royal family have been bored watching a double overtime game instead?

5 NFL Facts to Know for Week 15

The Falcons have struggled this year, but Julio Jones can't be to blame.

Do Jeff Samardzija and David Robertson Make the White Sox AL Central Contenders?

The South Siders had a big Monday at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. What do these moves mean for their 2015 potential?

10 Waiver Wire Adds for Week 15

Jonathan Stewart tops our list for the top-10 fantasy football waiver adds for Week 15. Who else makes the cut?

NBA Power Rankings Update: Warriors Come Out and Play

Thanks to some unexpected play by Marreese Speights, the Warriors have fought their way to the top of the NBA.

Breaking Down the Brandon Moss for Joey Wendle Trade

The Indians acquired a needed bat, and the Athletics traded for another prospect. But is there a clear winner and loser?

15 Fantasy Football Transactions for Week 15

Can you trust Eli Manning in the fantasy football playoffs?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 12/8/14

John Wall looks to post his fourth double-double in five games against one of the worst defensive teams in the league.

If the Browns Like Winning, They'd Bench Brian Hoyer

Brian Hoyer continues to struggle, and the Browns and Mike Pettine need to make a change.

Is Cam Newton a Franchise Quarterback?

There's no denying that Cam showed what he can do in Week 14, but is he really one of the best quarterbacks in the league?

Monday Night Football Preview: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Defense

Monday night's game between the Packers and the Falcons looks like a good old-fashioned shootout. Can the Falcons keep things close?

6 Things I Learned From Week 14 of the NFL Season

Le'Veon Bell may be the best running back in the NFL.

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 6

Rick Nash is at a torrid pace. Should you be looking to add him, or should you sell him while you can?

10 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 15

Week 14 was an odd one to say the least, but if your team is still alive, these sleepers can give you a boost in Week 15.

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 6

Robert Who-vington? Ras-who-al Butler? Tyler Zell-who? Fantasy basketball is weird sometimes. Also, Draymond Green is awesome.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 12/5/14

With DeMar DeRozan sidelined with a groin injury, Kyle Lowry has been outstanding in an increased role in the Raptors' offense.

Why Aren't We Talking More About Chris Paul's Dominating Start?

CP3 is having an underrated MVP-type season so far this year, and we should all pay more attention.

5 Key Playoff-Picture Games for Week 14: Shaking Up the 7-5 AFC Logjam

Can Andy Dalton get things going against the Steelers secondary in a pivotal AFC North clash this weekend?

7 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Plays for Week 14

With all eyes on Jonathan Stewart, Mark Ingram could be a great pivot in daily fantasy football tournaments.

Kenny Stills Is Going to Win Fantasy Football Championships This Season

Kenny Stills has been a top-20 wide receiver in each of the last two weeks, and that should continue in the fantasy playoffs.

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football: Week 14 Punt Plays

Need options to round out your daily fantasy football lineups for DraftKings? Check out these players priced under $4,000 that present upside.

7 Deep Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 14

It's playoff time! Probably. But just because you're fighting to advance doesn't mean you don't need some fill-in plays.

From 1-2 to 9-3: How the Green Bay Packers Have Become a Super Bowl Contender

Left for dead by some after the first three weeks of the season, the Packers are one of the biggest contenders for the Lombardi Trophy this season. What's changed?

8 Big-Name Players You Shouldn't Trust in Week 14

Benching big names in the fantasy playoffs might be tough, but sometimes it's the right call. Who can't you trust in Week 14?

Sunday Night Football Preview: Will the Patriots Bounce Back?

After a tough loss in Week 13, New England travels to San Diego to take on the Chargers. Will they win?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 12/4/14

Amar'e Stoudemire has been red hot since being inserted into the Knicks' starting lineup and draws an exceptional matchup tonight against Kevin Love and the Cavaliers.

How Bad of a Head Coach Is Ken Whisenhunt?

Tennessee head coach Ken Whisenhunt is melting before our eyes, like the Wicked Witch of the West.

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 14

Can Tom Brady stay hot this week against the Chargers in a game with massive playoff implications?

Thursday Night Football Preview: Save Our Ship

This week's Thursday night matchup features two teams that need a major turnaround, ASAP.

Is There a Strong Relationship Between Defender Distance and Field Goal Percentage in the NBA?

What's the optimal distance for defenders to be located when contesting jump shots?

All-32: NFL Power Rankings Heading Into Week 14

The Seahawks are moving on up in our rankings thanks to a rushing offense that's best in the NFL.

The Golden State Warriors and the Anatomy of a 10-Game Win Streak

The Warriors have rattled off 10 wins in a row. Just how dominant have they been over that stretch?

Is Nick Markakis an Upgrade for the Atlanta Braves?

The longtime Orioles outfielder has signed a four-year deal with the Atlanta Braves. How much does it help Atlanta?

Breaking Down the J.A. Happ for Michael Saunders Trade

Toronto got the outfielder they needed and opened a rotation spot for a youngster, while the Mariners gained a surplus of starters, perhaps ahead of a bigger trade.

Can You Trust Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener in Fantasy Football?

Will Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener continue to put up big stats now that Allen is returning from injury?

Are the Brooklyn Nets Getting Back on Track?

What can we make of the Nets' up-and-down start to the 2014 season?

Fantasy Football Start or Sit: Week 14

Can you trust Mark Sanchez in the fantasy football playoffs?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 12/3/14

John Wall is coming off of a monster game against the Heat and should stay hot against the Lakers' league-worst defense.

Regression Candidates Through Week 13: Kenny Stills Is in the Fast Lane

Kenny Stills' already-rising fantasy value is still pointing upward. Expect even bigger from him.

The Perfect Lineup: Week 14's FantasyScore Team

Le'Veon Bell continues to produce, and gets a bad Bengals rush defense on Sunday. Who else makes this week's team?

DeAndre Hopkins' Second-Year Breakout Places Him in Elite Company

Houston fans were likely ticked off when the Colts went from Peyton Manning to Andrew Luck, but they have a similar scenario at wide receiver to frustrate Colts fans.

The Messy Arizona Cardinals' Offense: Could It Cost Them a Playoff Spot?

Drew Stanton and the Arizona offense is struggling, but could it cost them the playoffs?

Torii Hunter's Contract With Minnesota is Bad, but Not the End of the World

There's no way a 39-year-old Torii Hunter is worth $10.5 million. But his contract doesn't hurt the Twins beyond 2015.

Fantasy Football Defensive Streaming: Week 14 Edition

Against a solid Falcons offense, do the Packers make for a good streaming defense?

Fantasy Football Tight End Streaming: Week 14 Edition

Kyle Rudolph is slowly getting back to full speed, and has a great matchup to take advantage of in Week 14.

The 7 Most Effective Offensive Players From Week 13

A Houston Texans passing duo came up huge in Week 13. See who else was effective enough to make this week's All-NEP team.

NFL MVP Watch: Antonio Brown Is Adding to His Legend

Antonio Brown has been great the last two seasons - and he's just 26.

How Incomplete Passes to Sammy Watkins Are Holding Back the Buffalo Bills' Offense

There's no such thing as a positive incomplete pass, but some teams throw their incomplete passes better than others.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 12/2/14

LaMarcus Aldridge has been dominant as of late and draws a dream matchup against the Nuggets tonight.

Can the San Diego Padres Be Contenders in 2015?

Already aggressive this offseason, San Diego might move Yasmani Grandal and more. But can they compete with the Giants and Dodgers next year?

The 2014 Rookie Running Back Class: Who Is the Best?

Who has been the best rookie running back this season? Isaiah Crowell? Jeremy Hill?

How Will Kevin Durant's Return Affect the Western Conference Playoff Picture?

With news that Kevin Durant will be back in OKC's starting lineup, the Thunder begin their push back towards the NBA elite.

Week 14 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming: A Love/Hate Relationship With Johnny Manziel

The Browns may be making a change under center, and it could lead to one of the best streaming options of the year at the quarterback position.

Why Marc Trestman Deserves Another Year With the Chicago Bears

Marc Trestman hasn't done a tremendous job in 2014, but there's reason for the Bears to keep him around another year.

NBA MVP Watch: Can Anthony Davis Stay on Top?

Despite his Pelicans' 9-10 record, is Anthony Davis still the front-runner for MVP?

5 NFL Facts to Know for Week 14

Was Ryan Fitzpatrick's performance on Sunday the best we saw during Week 13?

Why Signing Nelson Cruz to a 4-Year Deal Was a Mistake for the Seattle Mariners

Nelson Cruz immediately improves Seattle's offense, but his contract handcuffs the team's future.

Who Is the Most Dangerous Receiving Threat in the NFL?

There is a new paradigm in the NFL, and passing is king. But is a tight end actually the most lethal receiver of all?

15 Fantasy Football Transactions for Week 14

Kenny Stills now has 13 catches on 15 targets without Brandin Cooks in the lineup. Why is he still on the majority of waiver wires?

10 Waiver Wire Adds for Week 14

Amazingly, Kenny Stills is, er, still available in over 40% of leagues. If not him though, who's next?

How Much Does Shot Selection Affect NBA Team Offenses?

Do the best NBA offenses have the best shooters or best shot selectors? Or both?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 12/1/14

Gordon Hayward is having a career year so far this season. Can he stay hot tonight against the defensively-challenged Nuggets?

NHL Power Rankings: A New Top Team

The Penguins have been on top all year, but in this week's look at the power rankings, a new team takes the crown.

Should the Cleveland Browns Bench Brian Hoyer for Johnny Manziel?

Johnny Manziel is a superstar off the field, but did the Browns choose wisely by bringing him in on Sunday?

Kobe Adds Some Milestones to His Resumé in Win Against the Raptors

Kobe Bryant becomes the oldest player to record 30/10/10 and the only player in NBA history with at least 30,000 points and 6,000 assists

3 Things Justin Forsett Has Taught Us in 2014

After 13 weeks of football, Justin Forsett is the best running back in the NFL. Seriously.

Monday Night Football Preview: The Revenge of the Smith

Geno Smith makes his return as a starter tonight for the Jets. What should we expect against a stout Dolphins defense?

5 Things I Learned From Week 13 of the NFL Season

Though the Redskins lost, Colt McCoy showed us all why he's the best quarterback in Washington on Sunday.

Does the Josh Donaldson Trade Make Sense for the A's and Blue Jays?

The Oakland A's have made another blockbuster, this time trading their best position player to Toronto.

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 5

DeMar DeRozan tears a tendon and makes almost every Raptor worth an add. We attempt to sort through the options.

10 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 14

With fantasy playoffs looming, which sleeper picks can you play in Week 14?

The Dreaded 6-Point Lead: A Costly Decision for the Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens chose to kick a field goal on 4th-and-4 to go up six and ultimately lost by a point. Was it the right call?

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 5

Two months of the season have gone by. How should you be adjusting your fantasy roster?

How Does Filip Forsberg’s Season Compare to Recent Rookie Campaigns?

Filip Forsberg has been leading the Predators in scoring, but how good has he really been?

NBA Power Rankings Update: The Spurs Make Their Move

The NBA Champions are rising up the power rankings. How far did they get this week?

Sunday Night Football Preview: Time to Move in the AFC West

Can Alex Smith defend his home turf against Peyton Manning and the Broncos?

Regression Candidates Through Week 12: Still Loving on Dwayne Bowe

Dwayne Bowe is still an NEP heartthrob; can he come back into our hearts in fantasy too?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 11/26/14

Omri Casspi looks to put together his second straight big game tonight in place of injured Rudy Gay.

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Thanksgiving Special

Jeremy Maclin looks to build on his career year this week in what is expected to be an extremely high-scoring game against the Cowboys.

All-32: NFL Power Rankings Heading Into Week 13

The Ravens aren't leading the AFC North, but the numbers see them as the best squad in the division.

What's Happening in Lakerland? (And Why Can't We Stop Watching?)

The Lakers are going through an unprecedented transitional phase, and watching Kobe on the court might foreshadow their long road ahead.

Thanksgiving Day NFL Preview: Detroit and Dallas Are Both Finally Good At Football

Thursday brings a triple dose of football to go along with your seconds and thirds at the dinner table. What should we expect on the gridiron?

Fantasy Football Start or Sit: Week 13

After a Thanksgiving full of fantasy football scoring, which players should you start and sit on Sunday?

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football: Week 13 Punt Plays

To help you complete your daily fantasy football lineups on DraftKings, here are some of the best cheap options on the slate.

The 5 Best NBA Lineup Combinations So Far

What five-man lineup combinations have been the most dominant through the first month of the NBA season?

Thanksgiving Day Daily Fantasy Football: Thankful for a High Point Total in Dallas

Thanksgiving's three-game daily fantasy football slate is tougher than it looks. Here are some top plays and risky tournament options for this holiday tradition.

Has T.Y. Hilton Taken the Next Step As an NFL Receiver?

Hilton has had a phenomenal season in Indianapolis, but where does it rank among the league's best?

Is 2014 Tony Romo's Greatest Season Yet?

Tony Romo's stats from this year have been superb so far. How do they stack up for a guy who has been posting these numbers for quite some time now?

The Perfect Lineup: Week 13's FantasyScore Team

Le'Veon Bell should have no trouble against the Saints rush defense this week. Who else makes the cut?

Fantasy Football Tight End Streaming: Week 13 Edition

The tight end position continues to be tough to predict, but these streamers could help you win in Week 13.

Fantasy Football Defensive Streaming: Week 13 Edition

As usual, Week 13 presents a defensive matchup against Jacksonville to exploit.

7 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Plays for Week 13

With a big Thanksgiving slate, let's take an earlier look at players who can help you win daily fantasy tournaments this weekend.

How Is the Three-Point-Guard Experiment Going for the Phoenix Suns So Far?

The three highest-paid players on the Phoenix Suns are all point guards. Are they finding ways to co-exist?

NFL MVP Watch: The Broncos Are Back on Top

The 2014 Broncos may not set records like they did in 2013, but there's still something special going on in Denver.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 11/25/14

With Taj Gibson out, Pau Gasol should see all the minutes he can handle tonight in a spectacular matchup against the Nuggets.

Week 13 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming: Searching for Volume on the Waiver Wire

A quarterback who gets a lot of volume often gets a lot of fantasy points. We have a few high-volume quarterbacks to choose from this week as streaming options.

What's Wrong With the San Francisco 49ers' Offense?

The 49ers offense has been struggling of late, but can they turn it around in time for a playoff push?

8 Big-Name Players You May Want to Avoid in Week 13

We're closing in on the fantasy playoffs, and benching some of these big-name guys could help you sneak in.

Is Kyle Seager Worth $100 Million?

The Mariners just signed their All-Star third baseman to a huge contract. But is he worth it?

15 Fantasy Football Transactions for Week 13

Colin Kaepernick has struggled this season, but it's not time to drop him...right?

10 Waiver Wire Adds for Week 13

Latavius Murray tops our list of top Week 13 waiver adds, but who else makes it?

19 Late-Season Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets for Keeper Leagues

All eyes have been on Josh Gordon, but Justin Blackmon might have a big return, too. Who else deserves a dynasty add?

Sacked Out of Field Goal Range: The Ugly End to Sunday Night Football's First Half

The Giants and Cowboys battled in a close game Sunday Night, but both teams missed huge opportunities at the end of the first half.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 11/24/14

Chris Paul looks to take advantage of a great matchup with the shorthanded Hornets tonight.

Why the Red Sox Need Youth, Not Pablo Sandoval or Hanley Ramirez

Has Ben Cherrington lost faith in the minor league system, or are bigger moves on the way?

Is Odell Beckham the Best Receiver of This Rookie Class So Far?

Beckham's touchdown catch on Sunday night dropped the collective jaw of the nation, but is he really the best receiver in the class?

What Are the Odds the Philadelphia 76ers Start 0-19?

At 0-13, the 76ers are off to a historically bad start. Could they set the record for most losses to start a season?

Monday Night Football Preview: Two Helpings of Football

With two close match-ups on the docket for tonight, Monday night shouldn't disappoint. Who has the edge in each?

6 Things I Learned From Week 12 of the NFL Season

It's Week 12, but we're still learning all kinds of things about the 2014 NFL season.

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 4

Your weekly fix for fantasy basketball transactions big and small. Not a lot of new injuries this week, but still plenty of moves to be made.

NBA MVP Watch: An Unfamilar Face Near the Top

Chris Paul has taken over in Los Angeles, and he moved into the top five. But how far did he climb?

10 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 13

While you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal, Joique Bell might be feasting on Thursday.

NBA Power Rankings Update: Portland Blazing

The Blazers are rolling, and our numbers see them as a top-five NBA team.

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 4

Heading into week 7, here are 12 transactions you should consider for your fantasy hockey roster.

Are the Toronto Raptors the Best Team in the Eastern Conference?

The Raptors are off to their best start in franchise history. Does it make them the best team in their conference?

What Should We Expect From the Arizona Cardinals the Rest of the Season?

How far can the Arizona defense take the Cardinals this year?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 11/21/14

Monta Ellis has been red hot as of late and should have little trouble taking advantage of the Lakers' league-worst defense tonight.

5 NFL Playoff Picture Games to Watch in Week 12: Can the Cardinals Keep Rolling?

Week 12 offers matchups with playoff implications for both conferences. Can a banged-up Larry Fitzgerald keep Arizona in the win column?

Why Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings Are Perfect for Each Other

Fresh off coming to an agreement on a 3-year extension worth $40 million, Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings are both off to blazing starts.

The Numbers Behind the Dallas Mavericks’ Historic Offense

The Mavericks are blowing away defenses at a historic pace so far. How are they doing it?

Daily Fantasy Football Bargains and Best Buys: Week 12

The Buccaneers and Bears play this weekend, and that game is loaded with great options for daily fantasy football.

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football: Top Punt Plays for Week 12

To help round out your daily fantasy football lineups on DraftKings, check out the best punt plays of Week 12.

NHL Power Rankings: Tampa Bay on the Rise

Steven Stamkos is the player to challenge Sidney Crosby for MVP, and he has his Lightning team moving on up in our power rankings.

7 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Plays for Week 12

Facing the league's worst secondary, Jay Cutler and the Bears' offense could be in store for a big Sunday.

8 Players You Shouldn't Trust in Week 12

Though Ryan Mathews is back and healthy, he doesn't bring much hope to Week 12.

Sunday Night Football Preview: Do or Die for the Giants

Eli Manning seeks revenge against Tony Romo and the Cowboys on Sunday night.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 11/20/14

With Pau Gasol sidelined due to a calf injury, Taj Gibson should get all the minutes he can handle tonight in a plus-matchup against the Kings.

All-32: NFL Power Rankings Heading Into Week 12

After weeks of seeing the Broncos on top, a new team takes the number one spot.

Regression Candidates Through Week 11: Marques Colston and the Search for Truth

Can one of these regression-due players lead you to deeper insight into the nature of fantasy life?

Thursday Night NBA Preview: East vs. West

Two games make up tonight's slate in the NBA, but each one consists of high-powered teams.

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 12

DeMarco Murray looks to extend his league-lead in rushing against a struggling Giants' defense.

Thursday Night Football Preview: Closer Than You Think

The Raiders have been one of the worst teams in the NFL this year, but don't be surprised if they give the Chiefs a run for their money.

Benjamin of the Thunder-Foot: Ben Tate as the New Viking Hero?

He rules with an iron fist, lead hands, and boots made of thunder. Can Ben Tate revive this lagging Vikings' backfield?

Fantasy Football Start or Sit: Week 12

Despite four weeks of strong production, Odell Beckham Jr. still isn't getting enough love. That should change this week.

Is Cole Hamels a Truly Elite Pitcher?

Recent blogs by some seem to indicate the Phillies' Cole Hamels isn't elite. Isn't he?

Did the Oakland Athletics Overpay for Billy Butler?

The A's have a gaping hole at designated hitter. Was Billy Butler the right guy to fill it?

What Should You Do With Drew Brees in Fantasy Football?

With two straight home losses and sub-300-yard passing games, should fantasy owners be worried that Drew Brees is on the decline?

Why Jimmy Butler Is Underrated

Jimmy Butler is proving why he's one of the most valuable players in the NBA.

7 Deep Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 12

Need a deep recommendation or two for Week 12? We've got you covered.

6 Fantasy Hockey Situations to Watch This Weekend

Heading into the weekend of November 21-23, there are plenty of fantasy hockey questions to be answered.

# Fantasy hockey situations to keep track of this weekend

Heading into the weekend of November 20-23 there are plenty of fantasy hockey questions to be answered

# Fantasy hockey situations to keep track of this weekend

Heading into the weekend of November 20-23 there are plenty of fantasy hockey questions to be answered

Why Jamaal Charles Is the Best Running Back in the NFL

Despite a slow start and great seasons by other running backs, Jamaal Charles is the best of them all this year.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 11/19/14

Tim Duncan looks to make a statement tonight against LeBron James and the new-look Cavaliers.

With Ahmad Bradshaw Out, Who Should Fantasy Football Owners Target in the Colts' Offense?

The Indianapolis Colts are one of the highest scoring teams in the league, and just lost one of their top scorers. What happens next?

Are the Oakland Raiders Bound to Go Winless?

Derek Carr and the Raiders still haven't won a game. Will they in 2014?

The Perfect Lineup: Week 12's FantasyScore Team

Anquan Boldin continues to be devalued in daily fantasy football, and our algorithms love it.

Fantasy Football Defensive Streaming: Week 12 Edition

The Packers are on the road this week, but they are still a viable streaming option in Week 12.

Fantasy Football Tight End Streaming: Week 12 Edition

Coby Fleener had been the odd man out in the Colts' offense, but he has come on of late and gets a great Week 12 matchup.

MVP Watch: Aaron Rodgers on the Rise

If Aaron Rodgers keeps his pace up, he could run away with the quarterback MVP.

Are the Atlanta Braves Rebuilding or Reloading?

The Braves might be looking to trade some veteran players such as B.J. Upton, yet are meeting with Jon Lester. What gives?

Anthony Davis or Kevin Durant: How the 2016 Free Agent Pool Will Redefine the NBA Landscape

In 2016, unprecedented salary expansion and several big name free agents may radically alter NBA pay structures.

Percy Harvin's Return to Fantasy Football Relevancy

Percy Harvin's 2014 season has been disappointing at best. Has that made people underestimate his value?

The 7 Most Effective Offensive Players From Week 11

A couple young players had career days and breakout games. See who played effective enough to make the Week 11 All-NEP team.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 11/18/14

Paul Millsap comes into tonight red hot and draws a spectacular matchup against the Lakers league-worst defense.

Why Chris Hogan Should Be on Your Fantasy Football Radar

Chris Hogan has quietly strung together a handful of solid performances that have gone almost unnoticed. Now's the time to take advantage.

Can You Trust Jonas Gray in Fantasy Football?

Coming off of a ridiculous performance against the Colts on Sunday night, can Jonas Gray continue to deliver?

Should Fantasy Football Owners Add Latavius Murray?

Is there any fantasy value to be had in the Raiders backfield?

Week 12 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming: Josh McCown Revenge Game

Hit your waiver wire early this week to make sure you get one of these streaming options in time for your crucial Week 12 matchups.

10 Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 12

With Ben Tate officially out of the picture, Isaiah Crowell is a top waiver wire option. Who else makes the cut?

Ben Tate Waived: What Will the Cleveland Browns' Backfield Look Like Moving Forward?

The Browns waived Ben Tate, making their backfield situation a lot less murky.

Breaking Down the New Orleans Pelicans Frontcourt: Which Combination Works Best?

Different combinations of Anthony Davis, Omer Asik, and Ryan Anderson have produced a variety of results. Let's break them down.

NBA Power Rankings Update: Memphis Rising

The 10-1 Grizzlies have the best record in the NBA. Where do they fall in our power rankings?

First Weekly NBA Power Rankings

First Weekly NBA Power Rankings

First Weekly NBA Power Rankings

15 Fantasy Football Transactions for Week 12

Ryan Mathews is back and healthy, but there's reason to believe he won't be all that fantasy relevant through the end of the season.

5 NFL Facts to Know for Week 12

With Mike Evans' elite Week 11 performance, how good has been this year?

Is Russell Martin Worth His New Contract?

Russell Martin had a terrific season in 2014. But giving him a five-year deal could end up being a bad move.

Week 11: The Worst Rushing Scoring Week in the Millennium

In Week 11, there were only 10 total rushing touchdowns. Just how bad was this collective rushing scoring performance?

Ranking the 10 Best Quarterback Performances Through Week 11

Both Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger have notched six touchdown passes in a game, but they aren't the top dog so far this season.

Are the Philadelphia 76ers on Their Way to the Worst Start in NBA History?

The Sixers are 0-9 and halfway to trying the worst start in NBA history. What are the chances they get there?

What the Shelby Miller for Jason Heyward Trade Means for Both Teams

Atlanta gets younger and opens up an outfield spot for Evan Gattis, St. Louis clears a rotation spot for another young starter, and three big leaguers changed teams.

How Does Brandin Cooks' Injury Impact the New Orleans Saints' Offense?

The Saints are a unique offensive team, and an injury to one player doesn't always mean an opportunity for another.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 11/17/14

Mario Chalmers looks to stay hot as he once again fills in for an injured Dwyane Wade tonight.

Josh Gordon Is Back: What Should We Expect From Cleveland's Stud Receiver?

Josh Gordon makes his return in Week 12, but should we expect to see 2013's version?

5 Things I Learned From Week 11 of the NFL Season

After weeks of miserable play, Jay Cutler didn't mess around in Week 11.

Monday Night Football Preview: The Steel Un-Certain

Just when you think you know the Pittsburgh Steelers, they prove you wrong. What should you expect this week?

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 3

Sample sizes are growing by the day, but that doesn't mean you can't still find ways to exploit some of the more abnormal starts.

NBA MVP Watch: Whose Stock Is Rising?

After another exciting week in the NBA, what players find themselves in the MVP conversation?

10 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 12

Which sleepers can help give you a boost in Week 12 as the fantasy playoffs inch closer?

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 3

Is Pascal Dupuis available in your league? Go add him! Now! Then come back and read about other transactions for Week 6.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 11/14/14

The Cavaliers and Celtics face off tonight in what is expected to be one of the highest-scoring affairs of the young season.

5 NFL Playoff Picture Games to Watch in Week 11: Lions and Cardinals Battle for NFC Lead

There could be shifts at the top of both conferences this week as several high-profile teams face off in Week 11.

NBA Sophomores: How Are They Doing So Far?

Last year's batch of rookies was considered one of the worst in years. Which guys are looking the best so far in year two?

Daily Fantasy Football Bargains and Best Buys: Week 11

A week after one of the highest scoring weeks in DFS history, things have settled down a bit. But there are still values to be found.

Is It Worth Taking a Chance on Barry Zito's Comeback?

Barry Zito is ready to pitch again in 2015, but is he worth the risk?

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football: Top Punt Plays for Week 11

It's Week 11, and we're back with another edition of punt plays. Who makes the cut?

Who Will Be King of the AFC North?

The Browns are an unlikely division leader, but the Steelers and Ravens might be the better teams.

Was Clayton Kershaw the Right Choice for NL MVP?

One day after winning his third Cy Young Award, Kershaw was named NL MVP. Did the voters get it right?

4 Reasons the Cleveland Browns' Success Has Been a Fluke

Cleveland is committed to the run, but it may not be why they are 6-3.

Is Giancarlo Stanton Worth $300 Million?

The Miami Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton are apparently discussing a 10-year, $300 million deal. That's a decent chunk of change. Is Stanton worth it?

Why Anquan Boldin Is Better Than You Think

Anquan Boldin is among the best players at his position over the past decade, yet somehow doesn't get the respect he deserves.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 11/13/14

Rudy Gay looks to continue his hot start to the season against his former team tonight in Memphis.

Who's Going to Win the Messy NFC South?

With the NFC South in shambles, who's going to climb atop the ruble and proclaim themselves as division champions?

7 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Plays for Week 11

Though his Week 10 performance was one to forget, Andy Dalton has some upside in Week 11 daily fantasy tournaments.

Bulls vs. Raptors Preview: A Showdown in Toronto

What should you look for in tonight's showdown between our top two teams in the Eastern Conference?

Sunday Night Football Preview: AFC Supremacy

Can Andrew Luck punctuate an already stellar season?

Thursday Night Football Preview: Bienvenido a Miami

In a big AFC East matchup, should we expect any sort of scoring?

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 11

Antonio Brown looks to extend his 5-catch, 50-yard streak to 27 this week in a matchup against the Titans.

3 NFC Teams Who Are Ready to Make a Playoff Push

Can Colin Kaepernick get his 5-4 team into this year's playoffs?

8 Big-Name Players You Shouldn't Trust in Week 11

Russell Wilson's been a running machine, but is he a worthwhile start in Week 11?

What Re-Signing Victor Martinez Means for the Future of the Detroit Tigers

Detroit has re-signed their designated hitter. But will they regret it later?

Regression Candidates Through Week 10: Boldin Strokes of Genius

It doesn't matter which side of your brain you are; the numbers don't lie about the creative ways you can finagle your teams.

Fantasy Football Start or Sit: Week 11

Week 10 was a disaster for Jeremy Hill and the Bengals, but he could bounce back nicely in Week 11.

Blake Bortles' Rookie Campaign: One to Forget?

How has Blake Bortles performed so far this year? And how does he stack up to other rookie quarterbacks?

Why Jordan Matthews Is Taking Shape With Philadelphia's Quarterback Change

The rookie wideout recorded his first 100-yard receiving effort and second multi-touchdown game of the year on Monday against Carolina.

NBA Team Rankings

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 11/12/14

Anthony Davis looks to continue his MVP pace in a dream matchup against the defensively inept Lakers tonight.

Can the Golden State Warriors Win With Defense?

If the Warriors want to get to the next level, defense is key. Can Andrew Bogut anchor them?

Could This Be a Breakout Year for the Portland Trail Blazers?

After a successful 2013-14 campaign, could we still be sleeping on Rip City?

NFL Coaching Hot Seat Report: Who Is at Risk of Being Fired?

Obviously Rex Ryan is on the hot seat in New York, but which other coaches will feel the heat as the season winds to a close?

NHL Power Rankings: Can Anyone Match the Penguins?

Sidney Crosby has his Penguins playing like the top team in the NHL, but do the numbers agree?

Why Hasn't Michael Floyd Lived Up to the Fantasy Football Hype?

After a solid sophomore campaign hopes were high for Michael Floyd to break out in 2014. He's done the opposite.

Just How Good Has Denard Robinson Been for the Jacksonville Jaguars This Season?

Even though the Jaguars are 1-9, is Robinson a reason for optimism for Jaguars fans?

All-32: NFL Power Rankings Heading Into Week 11

While things are changing around the NFL, the Broncos continue to play lights out.

The Perfect Lineup: Week 11's FantasyScore Team

Teddy Bridgewater has yet to throw two touchdowns in a single game, but he's a huge value on FantasyScore this week.

Is the Chip Kelly Offense “Plug-and-Play” for Quarterbacks?

Does the Philadelphia offense make fantasy quarterbacks as precious as Beanie Babies, or are we underrating these players' talent?

Fantasy Football Defensive Streaming: Week 11 Edition

The Minnesota Vikings are the next defense to face off against the reeling Chicago Bears. Who else can you target this week?

Fantasy Football Tight End Streaming: Week 11 Edition

Does Week 11 have all the makings for a Jared Cook blowup game?

MVP Watch: Is Antonio Brown Still the Top Receiver in the NFL?

Was Antonio Brown's pedestrian Week 10 game enough to keep his claim on the top receiver spot?

What Are the Nationals Going to Do About Jordan Zimmermann?

Could Washington trade away their ace right-hander with free agency looming after the 2015 season?

Does Mychal Rivera Have Real Fantasy Football Value?

Mychal Rivera has had three straight weeks of solid production. Is he the answer to your tight end problems?

7 Deep Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 11

Which under-the-radar plays could end up having a big game during the Week 11 slate?

The 7 Most Effective Offensive Players From Week 10

Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson earned their Week 10 All-NEP honors in two halves of football combined. See who else makes the list.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 11/11/14

Can Kawhi Leonard secure his third consecutive double-double tonight against the Warriors?

With Ronnie Hillman Hurting, Who Should Start in the Denver Broncos' Backfield?

Because of injuries, the Broncos now have four potential candidates for the lead role in the backfield, but should Montee Ball regain his lead role?

3 AFC Teams Who Are Ready to Make a Playoff Push

Should we be counting the Houston Texans out of the AFC playoff hunt?

Week 11 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming: A Showdown in Washington

Washington and Tampa Bay are both terrible at defending opposing quarterbacks, and they play each other this week. Streamers, rejoice!

Why Jose Abreu and Jacob deGrom Were the Rightful MLB Rookies of the Year

Jose Abreu and Jacob deGrom separated themselves from the pack and made this year's selections easy. Here are the numbers that show why.

Can the Milwaukee Bucks Continue Their Impressive Start?

Do the Bucks have 2014 Suns potential this year in the Eastern Conference?

15 Fantasy Football Transactions for Week 11

Carson Palmer's injury isn't the only bad thing for Arizona's offense in fantasy football. Find out why.

10 Sneaky Waiver Adds for Week 11

Mark Sanchez blew away the Panthers and now he blows away the competition for the top waiver adds for Week 11.

NBA Rookie of the Year Watch: Who Could Rise to the Top?

The season is young, but K.J. McDaniels is locked in. Who else are the early favorites for NBA Rookie of the Year?

Who Were Baseball's Least Valuable Players in 2014?

As baseball is honoring its best this week, I hand out my awards for each league's worst player in 2014.

What Does the Michael Cuddyer Signing Mean for the Mets?

The veteran spurned his qualifying offer and left Denver for Queens. But is this just the first move of many for the Mets?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 11/10/14

LeBron James looks to follow up his first double-double of the season with another strong outing tonight against the Pelicans.

NBA MVP Watch: Who Are the Early Favorites?

After a couple of weeks in the NBA, which stars are playing unlike any other?

Can the Arizona Cardinals Survive Without Carson Palmer?

Losing Carson Palmer to a torn ACL will put Drew Stanton back in charge and the Arizona Cardinals to the test.

Monday Night Football Preview: The Return of the Sanchize

Mark Sanchez is once again a starter in the NFL. How will he fare against the Carolina Panthers?

5 Things I Learned From Week 10 of the NFL Season

The Saints losing to the 49ers means the NFC South leader will have a losing record after Week 10 is over. But there's a clear winner according to our metrics.

5 NFL Facts to Know for Week 11

Rodgers and company steamrolled the Bears and set some records in the process.

Why Derrick Favors Is Finally Paying off for the Utah Jazz

In his fifth NBA season, Derrick Favors is putting up career numbers.

10 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 11

Bye weeks have finally subsided a bit, so sleeper picks are plenty for Week 11.

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 2

Two weeks in, injuries abound, and everyone's overreacting to slow and fast starts. Pounce!

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 2

Anze Kopitar is a hot commodity in fantasy trades. Should you be buying or selling?

Warriors vs. Rockets Preview: Which Undefeated Team Has Had the Better Start?

Our first and second ranked teams square off tonight, and only one will keep a perfect record. Who has been the more impressive team?

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football: Top Punt Plays for Week 10

Looking for cheap players with upside? Check out this week's edition of players that are priced under $4,000 on DraftKings.

The 2014 Bizarro Gold Glove Award Winners

Jose Altuve had a fantastic offensive season, but on defense, he was bad. Who else is deserving of a Bizzaro Gold Glove?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 11/7/14

Kevin Love looks to take advantage of a spectacular matchup tonight against the defensively-challenged Nuggets.

5 NFL Playoff Picture Storylines for Week 10: Must-Win Game for the Chiefs and Bills?

We're into November, which means every game can shake up the playoff picture. Here are five battles for playoff position to watch this week.

Daily Fantasy Football Bargains and Best Buys: Week 10

The game between Chicago and Green Bay provides plenty of daily fantasy options, but who else is worth your salary cap space this weekend in DFS?

What Is Donte Moncrief's Future Fantasy Football Outlook?

Get out your chopsticks, kids: Donte Moncrief is a special talent.

Just How Bad Was Andy Dalton's Thursday Night Football Performance?

Andy Dalton threw three interceptions in what was an awful quarterback performance against the Browns. But how bad was it historically?

The Correlation Between Team Stats and Offensive and Defensive Efficiency, Part 5: Fouls

How do team fouls relate to offensive and defensive efficiency? Do good defenses foul more often?

An Ode to the Non-Derek Jeter MLB Retirees

Although Derek Jeter is one of the game's best, the league is also losing some other guys deserving of recognition.

7 Deep Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 10

Six teams are on a bye again, stretching the sleeper pool thin. But there are still guys to roll out if you need them.

What Is Martavis Bryant's Potential in Fantasy Football?

Is Martavis Bryant's hot start a flash in the pan, or can he sustain these numbers long-term?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 11/6/14

Tony Parker could be in store for a huge game with Gregg Popovich deciding to rest several other Spurs' starters for tonight's game.

Regression Candidates Through Week 9: Don't Forget Decker

Eric Decker's been a steady part of the Jets offense, and we shouldn't overlook him in fantasy football.

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 10

Julio Jones hasn't been money lately, but he should turn things around this week against the Buccaneers

7 Daily Fantasy Tournament Plays for Week 10

Many games this weekend promise to be high-scoring, but which guys should you target in your daily fantasy tournaments?

Thursday Night Football Preview: The Battle of Ohio

The winner of tonight's Ohio battle will jump to first place in the AFC North. Who comes out victorious?

What's Going on With the Cleveland Cavaliers?

What can we take away from the Cavs' first four games? How can they turn things around?

Fantasy Football Start or Sit: Week 10

Is Mark Sanchez a viable option in Week 10 as the new starter in Philadelphia?

Who Should Win the American League MVP?

Is this the year that Mike Trout finally wins his first MVP, or will Victor Martinez or Michael Brantley steal another one from him?

All-32: NFL Power Rankings Heading Into Week 10

Where does each team sit heading into the second half of the season?

Who Should Win the National League MVP?

The three finalists in the NL consist of two of the game's best young position players, and a ridiculously good starting pitcher.

Sunday Night Football Preview: Maneuvering in the NFC North

The NFL's oldest rivalry writes another chapter in primetime.

Why the Baltimore Ravens' Backfield Is the Real Deal

Post Ray-Rice era, Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro have shown that Baltimore's backfield is in good hands.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 11/5/14

With several injuries to key Raptors' front court players, Patrick Patterson steps into a huge opportunity tonight against the Celtics.

4 Fantasy Hockey Situations to Watch This Weekend

How are injuries going to affect your team?

Are the Sacramento Kings a Playoff Contender?

Can this tough, feisty Kings team finally stand up to the competition in the Western Conference?

What Happened to the Cleveland Browns' Rushing Attack?

The Browns were running the ball just as well as anyone else to start the year, but they've now become one of the worst in the league at it. Why?

Fantasy Feud Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 10

Matt Ryan looks to break out of his recent slump this week in a matchup with the Buccaneers' league worst pass defense.

The Texans Bench Fitzpatrick: Is Ryan Mallett the Answer?

With teams turning to backup quarterbacks around the NFL, the Texans decided today that it was their turn to do the same.

Why Benching Mike Glennon for Josh McCown Moves the Buccaneers Backwards

The Buccaneers are halfway through yet another losing season, and made another curious decision this week by benching their quarterback.

Who Should Win the AL Cy Young Award?

The BBWAA released it's finalists for the AL Cy Young, so who should win the award?

Need a Fantasy Basketball Alternative? Try DailyMVP.

Play FullCourt at DailyMVP.com, and while you're there, be sure to check out their hockey and football games.

Is Matthew Stafford a Buy-Low Candidate in Fantasy Football?

With Megatron coming back, should we look to buy, sell, or hold his quarterback in fantasy?

Fantasy Football Tight End Streaming: Week 10 Edition

Even in a likely defensive battle against the Lions, Dolphins' tight end Charles Clay could be a solid play in Week 10.

Fantasy Football Defensive Streaming: Week 10 Edition

Despite a poor outing in Week 9, all signs point to a good showing from the Baltimore defense in Week 10.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 11/4/14

James Harden looks to follow up yesterday's 35-point, nine-rebound, five-assist performance with another huge game tonight against the Heat.

Should You Own Bobby Rainey or Charles Sims in Fantasy Football?

Should Bobby Rainey be getting more work regardless of Charles Sims’ expected return?

Are the Seattle Seahawks in Trouble?

For real and fake football purposes, what can you rely on with the Seahawks going forward?

With Robert Griffin III Back, Alfred Morris' Fantasy Football Stock Is About to Rise

The Washington offense may not be better with RGIII under center, but Alfred Morris' and the running game are trending up.

9 Players to Target for the Fantasy Football Playoffs

The fantasy football playoffs are closer than you think, and it's time to start preparing for them.

15 Interesting Stats From the First Week of NBA Action

Like stats? How about overreacting to small sample sizes? We've got you covered!

Is Klay Thompson Worth His New Max Deal?

Thompson just received a monster deal from Golden State. So far, he's certainly been worth it.

Week 10 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming: Trust Mark Sanchez

Bye weeks have struck again, so if you're in need of a waiver wire quarterback, here are some options.

Do the New England Patriots Have the Best Offense in Football?

After a slow start, the Patriots are lighting up the scoreboard, but how does this resurgence stack up against the rest of the NFL?

8 Big-Name Players Who Could Disappoint in Week 10

Tony Romo has a nice matchup, but will his back be able to handle it?

What Can We Expect of Mark Sanchez as the Philadelphia Eagles' Starter?

With Nick Foles out, Mark Sanchez is finally part of a competent offense. Can he keep it that way?

15 Fantasy Football Transactions for Week 10

Everyone wants to talk about Ben Roethlisberger, but don't forget about his newest wide receiver, Martavis Bryant.

MLB Free Agency: Position Players

For teams who need a productive - if aging - bat, free agency is the place most will be looking to add one.

5 NFL Facts to Know for Week 10

It's been a strange year for Julius Thomas, but he continues to score touchdowns at a rapid pace.

10 Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 10

Alfred Blue tops our Week 10 Waiver adds, even though Houston will be on the golf course.

Is Jeremy Hill Better Than Giovani Bernard?

Jeremy Hill torched the Jaguars yesterday, showing us all that he's ready to take on a bigger role in the Cincinnati offense.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 11/3/14

DeMarcus Cousins looks to follow up his spectacular performance last night with another monster game tonight against the Nuggets.

Is Mike Evans Primed for a Second-Half Surge?

It's been a pretty solid year for rookie receivers. Is Mike Evans ready to be the next to break out and be a number-one option?

Big Ben Goes Back-to-Back: How Likely Was Roethlisberger's Week 9 Performance?

Big Ben had never thrown six touchdowns in a game entering Week 8. How unlikely was it for Ben Roethlisberger to throw six touchdowns in back-to-back games?

What the Analytics Say About Antonio Brown's Awesomeness

Antonio Brown has been the most consistent receiver in the NFL, but how does he stack up based on our advanced metrics?

6 Things I Learned From Week 9 of the NFL Season

Ben Roethlisberger threw for six touchdowns again, but how strong has his play really been?

Monday Night Football Preview: Can the New York Giants Contain Andrew Luck?

Andrew Luck has taken a huge step forward in 2014. Can he continue it Monday night against the Giants?

MLB Free Agency: Ranking the Starting Pitchers

There are three big names heading the list of starting pitching free agents and some value among the cheaper options as well.

Fantasy Basketball: A Dozen Dimes, Volume 1

A Dozen Dimes returns with a look at who you should be buyin', sellin', addin', and droppin' for Week 2 of fantasy hoops.

10 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 10

It's Round 2 of the monstrous bye weeks. Which sleepers can you rely on to get you through?

Fantasy Hockey: Changing on the Fly, Volume 1

Fantasy hockey is underway, so let's take a look at some moves you should be making in your leagues.

How Should You Move Forward with Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde in Fantasy Football?

The 49er running backs have been poor producers thus far, but are things about to change?

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 10/31/14

Blake Griffin looks to make a statement tonight against the cross-town rival Lakers.

Can the Thunder Survive Without Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant?

The Thunder suddenly find themselves without their two best players. Is all hope lost?

6 Big-Name Players You May Want to Avoid in Week 9

Philip Rivers has been a stud this year, but Week 9 could give him some problems.

5 Things to Watch During This Week's Broncos Versus Patriots Game

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady's rivalry is epic, and the stage is set for another fantastic game between the two quarterbacks.

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football: Top Punt Plays for Week 9

With another chance to become a millionaire this weekend on DraftKings, here are some low-priced guys to round out your roster.

Which MLB Team Is Primed to Be 2015's Version of the Royals?

The Cubs have the same youth and pitching the Royals showed in 2013. Does that mean they can make the leap into the post-season?

Daily Fantasy Football Bargains and Best Buys: Week 9

Bye weeks are a pain, but there are still some great options in daily fantasy football this weekend.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 10/30/14

Can Russell Westbrook continue to dominant without Kevin Durant?

Can the Buffalo Bills Contend in the AFC Wild Card Hunt?

Off to a quick start, the Bills hope to find themselves in the playoffs for the first time this century.

7 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Plays for Week 9

Joe Flacco's had an underrated season, and may be able to take advantage of a poor Steelers' secondary this week.

Return of the King: A Look at LeBron James' First Game Back in Cleveland

If you're an NBA fan, we know where your eyes will be glued tonight.

The Correlation Between Team Stats and Offensive and Defensive Efficiency, Part 4: Rebounds

So far, we've looked at steals, blocks, and turnovers, and how they relate to offensive and defensive efficiency. What about rebounds?

All-32: NFL Power Rankings Heading Into Week 9

The Cardinals got another win in Week 8, but are they as good as their record indicates?

Sunday Night Football Preview: A Classic AFC North Clash

Who prevails in the latest AFC North fist fight?

Le Freak?: Breaking Down Zach Mettenberger's First NFL Start

Was it a story of disco heat for the Titans' new quarterback, or did he ride on a horse with no name?

World Series Game 7 Recap: Why Madison Bumgarner Isn't Human

Led by the unbelievable performance of Madison Bumgarner, the San Francisco Giants have staked their claim as baseball's newest dynasty.

Thursday Night Football Preview: A Battle in the Ugly NFC South

Division rivals New Orleans and Carolina clash for the first time this year. Who wins?

How Good Has Arian Foster Been This Season?

Foster has overcome nagging injuries to become an elite running back once again. Can he keep it up?

Fantasy Football Start or Sit: Week 9

With so many byes, Week 9 will be tough for fantasy football owners. Let us help make it easier.

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 9

Can Marshawn Lynch return to Beast Mode against the soft Raiders' run defense?

7 Deep Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 9

The first big bye week is upon us. Who can fill in for your benched starters?

Regression Candidates Through Week 8: Is Jeremy Maclin More Trick Than Treat?

Jeremy Maclin is a pumpkin beer: not terrible - but just not what you were expecting.

Cordarrelle Patterson Turning Things Around?

Fantasy Football Tight End Streaming: Week 9 Edition

Having tight end trouble in fantasy football? Look to the waiver wire for some help.

Fantasy Football Defensive Streaming: Week 9 Edition

The Browns haven't been strong defensively this year, but have a beautiful matchup in Week 9.

The 7 Most Effective Offensive Players From Week 8

For the third time this season, Arian Foster has proven to be one of the most effective running backs. Find out who else played well enough to make the Week 8 All-NEP team.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 10/29/14

Goran Dragic and the fast-paced Suns look to make a statement tonight against the Lakers.

Is Mark Ingram's Production Here to Stay?

After rushing a career-high 24 times for 172 yards and a score last week, just how effective has Mark Ingram been this year?

Oakland Wide Receiver Andre Holmes Is Already in Elite Company

The Raiders have been one of the worst teams in football so far this season, but they feature a rising star at wide receiver.

How Historic Was Anthony Davis' Opening Night?

After opening night, Anthony Davis already is showing us why he's the next NBA megastar.

Draftster Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 9

Can Cam Newton bounce back from last week's tough outing against the Seahawks in a matchup with the division rival Saints this week?

5 Bold Fantasy Football Predictions About the Second Half of the NFL Season

Cam Newton and Kelvin Benjamin could be in store for a monster second half.

Yordano Ventura's Post-Season Journey from Disappointment to Dominance

Yordano Ventura has rebounded after a tough Wild Card appearance to put himself in the discussion for the World Series MVP.

How the Royals Won Game 6 and What History Means for the Giants in Game 7

Will the Royals win their first title since 1985? Or will the Giants take their third in five years?

MVP Watch: Despite His Injury, Is Rob Gronkowski the League's Best Tight End?

We're now halfway through the regular season, and it's time to look at which players deserve some MVP votes.

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 10/28/14

DFS hoops is back! Anthony Davis looks to make a statement to start the season against the Magic tonight.

NFL Midseason Awards: Honoring Players Not Named DeMarco Murray and Peyton Manning

Who cares about boring midseason MVP awards? Let's take this to a whole new level.

RG3 Bold Predictions Blurb

Robert Griffin III will provide Top 10 Fantasy QB numbers over the second half of the year

Week 9 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming: Carson Palmer Leads the Way

There are a lot of good options for streaming quarterbacks this week, including a couple of the best signal-callers in the league.

Why the New York Jets Made a Mistake By Benching Geno Smith for Michael Vick

Geno Smith might not be great, but the decision to go with Michael Vick will hurt the Jets now, and in the future.

15 Fantasy Football Transactions for Week 9

Golden Tate's been on fire, but with Calvin Johnson's return, you may want to sell him.

5 NFL Facts to Know for Week 9

After plenty of bad games in London, we finally saw a good one on Sunday. What does it all mean?

What to Watch for on the NBA's Opening Night

No football? No problem! The NBA has three intriguing matchups to start the season.

Is Madison Bumgarner Already a Hall of Famer?

Will the Giants ace ride his Postseason dominance into Cooperstown?

10 Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 9

Denard Robinson tore up the stout Dolphins defense; he tops our list. Who else makes our top Week 9 Waiver adds?

How Will the Triangle Offense Affect Carmelo Anthony's Scoring?

A look into how Carmelo Anthony fits into the triangle offense and what it means for his scoring.

A Look at 14 Non-Quarterback Pass Attempts Through Week 8

How successful have passes by non-quarterbacks been so far this season?

Can Teams Win an NBA Title With a Shoot-First Point Guard?

If a team is led by a shoot-first point guard, are their chances of winning the NBA Title lowered?

Staff NBA Award Predictions: MVP, Rookie of the Year, and More

With the NBA season upon us, who do we at numberFire like to take home some hardware, and who didn't quite make the cut?

Why You Should Buy the Atlanta Falcons' Passing Attack in Fantasy Football

Atlanta's offense hasn't looked strong over the last month, but after their Week 9 bye, things should change.

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Previews: Recap, Division Winners, and a Playoff Bracket

We did 30 NBA previews for the new season in 30 days. Here they all are in one, easy-to-access place with some final overall analysis.

Cam Newton Is the Ultimate Buy-Low Option in Fantasy Football Leagues

If your league mates are tired of rostering Cam Newton in fantasy, it's time to make a deal.

Will This Be the Best Season of Carson Palmer's Career?

Carson Palmer, at age 35, has been great this season. But is it his best ever?

Monday Night Football Preview: Seven Straight for the Cowboys?

Entering Monday's game with Washington on a six-game winning streak, everything is going right for the Cowboys. Can they keep it up?

Why Drew Brees Is as Good as Ever

Drew Brees was the object of some scrutiny early in the season, but he has been playing at a high level and can get the Saints into the playoffs.

6 Things I Learned From Week 8 of the NFL Season

Week 8 featured an offensive explosion, highlighted by Ben Roethlisberger's near-historic performance.

World Series Recap Game 5: A Playoff Legend Is Born

Madison Bumgarner is now officially an October hero.

More Fourth Down Challenges For Chip Kelly

Chip Kelly was the master of fourth downs at Oregon, but has he given up on it with the Eagles?

10 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 9

Week 8 was a wild one. Who else might have a big day in Week 9?

World Series Game 4 Recap: The Giants Draw Even

San Francisco rallied from a big hole to take Game 4 of this increasingly entertaining World Series.

World Series Game 3 Recap: The Dreaded Sixth

Once again, the sixth inning bit San Francisco in the hindquarters, helping KC take a 2-1 lead in the World Series.

5 Storylines for Week 8 of the NFL Season: Rusty Smith, Joey Harrington, and a Chicago Meltdown

Looking for something to watch for this weekend? How about a team on shutout watch, a rookie sixth-round quarterback, and a team on the verge of a meltdown?

What's Next for Joe Maddon?

The longtime Rays manager opted out of his contract today. Where will he end up next?

Daily Fantasy Football Bargains and Best Buys: Week 8

Need some daily fantasy help? Take a look at these value plays for Week 8.

8 Big-Name Players You May Want to Bench in Week 8

There will be no warm fuzzies in Atlanta or Chicago this week. Check out who to bench in Week 8.

The American League Statistical Gold Glove Awards

A look at the top fielders at each position starts to provide a glimpse into why the Royals have been so filthy in the post-season.

Fantasy Basketball Strategy: Punting Turnovers

Part 9 of 9 in a series about players to target and avoid when punting in fantasy hoops takes a look at punting turnovers.

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football: Top Punt Plays for Week 8

Need cheap players with upside for your DraftKings lineup this week? Check out these guys priced under $4,000.

Regression Candidates Through Week 7: Don't Sleep on Mark Ingram

Mark Ingram is a wizard. Lamar Miller? A goblin. Find out why.

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #1 Cleveland Cavaliers

Can the return of the King finally bring a ring to Cleveland?

What's Wrong With Julian Edelman? Nothing.

The 2014 season has started slowly for Julian Edelman, but there's no need hit the panic button on Tom Brady's favorite wideout from 2013.

Fantasy Feud Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 8

Russell Wilson looks to follow up his massive 419-total yard, three-touchdown performance with another big game against the struggling Panthers' defense.

Sunday Night Football Preview: Battle on the Bayou

Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees square off on Sunday Night Football. Who comes out on top?

Thursday Night Football Preview: A Classic Rematch

The last time the Chargers and Broncos faced off, San Diego shocked the world with a Thursday night upset. Will it happen again?

The San Francisco Giants' Sixth-Inning Woes Continue in the World Series

Don't blame Hunter Strickland for the Giants' Game 2 loss. Blame the curse that has encompassed the team in the sixth inning.

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 8

How will Peyton Manning follow up last week's record breaking performance?

Fantasy Football Start or Sit: Week 8

Mark Ingram is healthy, and without Pierre Thomas in the mix, his favorable Week 8 matchup looks even better.

Why the Baltimore Ravens Are the Best Team in the AFC North

At 5-2, are the Ravens the favorites to win their division?

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #2 San Antonio Spurs

This may be the best chance for the Spurs to finally put together back-to-back championships.

World Series Game 2 Recap: How the Royals Drew Even With the Giants

Some key managerial decisions helped Kansas City even the Fall Classic at a game apiece.

Should Fantasy Football Owners Sell High on Antonio Gates?

The future Hall of Famer is still going strong at age 34, but should fantasy owners sell high or hang on for dear life?

Is Jordy Nelson the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL?

Jordy Nelson has supplanted himself as one of the NFL's elite wide receivers with his production this year.

Is Sammy Watkins a Sell-High Candidate in Fantasy Football?

After last week's big performance, should you look to move the young star in fantasy?

7 Deep Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 8

Which deep sleepers can help your fantasy teams in Week 8?

7 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Plays for Week 8

Investing in the Chiefs' offense this week could pay dividends.

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #3 Houston Rockets

You might be surprised with the Rockets in the third spot of our rankings. Let us tell you why we think they'll have a big year.

Exploring Trevor Rosenthal's Potential and Baseball's Valuation of the Save

Rosenthal was one of the most controversial figures in St. Louis this season. Is this because of his performance, or because he's responsible for achieving the overvalued final out?

8 Reasons Why the NFC and AFC South Are the Worst Divisions in Football

Folks in the South have plenty to cheer for on Saturdays, but Sundays have been ugly so far this season.

All-32: NFL Power Rankings Heading Into Week 8

Not a whole lot changed at the top of the rankings, but Ryan Tannehill's squad is moving on up.

Did Nikola Vucevic Deserve His Contract Extension?

Nikola Vucevic played in only 57 games last year, but he still earned a 4-year, $54 million extension from the Magic. Did they get it right?

Does the Rise of Gavin Escobar Mean the End of Jason Witten for Fantasy Football?

The Dallas Cowboys invested in a tall, talented tight end from San Diego State in last year's draft, and he is finally ready to burst onto the scene.

Why Chris Ivory Should Be the Jets' Lead Back Going Forward

What was supposed to be a even split at the start of the season shouldn't be anymore.

World Series Game 1 Recap: No More Big Game James

In a battle of aces, Madison Bumgarner outdueled James Shields in Game 1.

Draftster Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 8

The Cowboys' offense is red hot and should stay that way this week against the Redskins.

Should Ronnie Hillman Continue to Start for the Denver Broncos?

With the way Ronnie Hillman has played, just how much of a role should Montee Ball expect upon his return from injury?

Does Denard Robinson Have Fantasy Football Potential?

Denard Robinson doesn't like to tie his shoelaces, but can he still score fantasy points for your team?

Fantasy Football Tight End Streaming: Week 8 Edition

Owen Daniels has been a solid option this year, and his Week 8 matchup is the best you could ask for.

Fantasy Basketball Strategy: Punting Free Throw Percentage

Part 8 of 9 in a series about players to target and avoid when punting in fantasy hoops takes a look at punting free throw percentage.

Fantasy Football Defensive Streaming: Week 8 Edition

This week features a few teams facing inexperienced quarterbacks.

Is Defense the Reason for the Cincinnati Bengals' Recent Struggles?

It's easy to line up the Bengals' recent winless streak with the injury to A.J. Green. But the offense isn't the problem for Cincinnati.

The 7 Most Effective Offensive Players From Week 7

After a record-setting night, Peyton Manning finds himself on the Week 7 All-NEP squad. Find out who else played well enough to join him.

Is the Indianapolis Colts' Defense Good Enough to Make a Serious Playoff Run?

Vontae Davis and the Colts have an elite pass defense, but does the team have enough to overcome its run defense issues?

NHL Power Rankings: It's Still Early, But Which Team Looks Best?

The Biggest Surprises and Disappointments Through Fantasy Football's Halfway Point

Who are some of more surprising players in fantasy football this year?

50 Things Owners Should Know Through Fantasy Football's Regular Season Halfway Point

Russell Wilson leads the league in rushing efficiency, and that's translated to a lot of fantasy points.

A Regular Tune-Up: How Has Kyle Orton Fared in Buffalo?

Would you prefer E.J. Manuel's nitrous oxide, or Kyle Orton's standard-issue engine?

The Correlation Between Team Stats and Offensive and Defensive Efficiency, Part 3: Turnovers

How exactly do turnovers relate to offensive and defensive efficiency?

Week 8 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming: Targeting Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers provide just one of several appealing matchups for quarterback streaming this weekend.

Can Mike Wallace Continue to Be a Consistent Wide Receiver?

Mike Wallace has earned the boom-or-bust moniker in his career, but is his 2014 consistency a sign of things to come?

15 Fantasy Football Transactions for Week 8

Jerick McKinnon continues to be underowned in fantasy leagues. Let's change that.

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #4 Los Angeles Clippers

What will it take for the Clippers' to take the next step towards winning the franchise's first NBA title?

Who Needs Megatron? Golden Tate Is the Best Receiver in the NFL

He is not what you think he is, he is golden, he is golden!

10 Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 8

Is Tre Mason for real, or is he the next Donald Brown? Let's find out.

Staff Fantasy Basketball Draft Recap: Analysis of Our 12-Team Head-to-Head League

The numberFire hoops writers recently drafted their 12-team fantasy basketball league. Here are the results, complete with analysis.

It's Still Time to Sell Eddie Lacy in Fantasy Football

Though Eddie Lacy's production is sometimes there, his general inefficiency makes him a top selling option in fantasy football.

How Gutsy Was Jeff Fisher's Fake Punt Call?

Fisher made the gutsiest of calls against the defending Super Bowl Champion by faking a punt on his own 18-yard line. Was it the right call?

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #5 Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder's title window is now. Can they weather Durant's absence and make it back to the Finals this year?

Monday Night Football Preview: The Ground Game Reigns

Monday night's contest features two of the best running backs in the league. Which one will help get his team back above .500?

Can the Chicago Bears Battle Back Into Playoff Relevancy?

Sitting at 3-4, the Bears are third in the NFC North. Can Cutler turn things around and help Chicago make a surge?

6 Things I Learned From Week 7 of the NFL Season

An odd Week 7 was highlighted by a historic achievement. But other big stories came out of the week, too.

World Series Preview: Will the Giants or Royals Win the Wild-Card Team Showdown?

For the first time in the new playoff format, two wild-card teams have made the World Series. Who will emerge victorious?

10 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 8

With Week 7 almost completed, let's take a look at some players who are bound to surprise in Week 8.

Should Fantasy Football Owners Be Concerned About Pierre Garcon?

Pierre Garcon led the league in receptions last season, but has had a disappointing 2014 campaign.

7 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Plays for Week 7

After a big week from teammate Andre Holmes, James Jones could be an intriguing tournament play.

What Are the Fantasy Football Implications of the Percy Harvin Trade?

Percy Harvin has been a massive disappointment in the Seahawks offense this year. Is there any hope for him to return to form in New York?

Fantasy Basketball Strategy: Punting Field Goal Percentage

Part 7 of 9 in a series about players to target and avoid when punting in fantasy hoops takes a look at punting field goal percentage.

Daily Fantasy Football Bargains and Best Buys: Week 7

The AFC and NFC North are loaded with great plays this weekend in daily fantasy football.

4 Week 7 NFL Storylines: Peyton Manning Pursuing History

Peyton Manning is chasing history this weekend, and you'll be able to say you were watching when the all-time touchdown record was broken.

Victiv Fantasy Football: Week 7 Studs and Duds

Take advantage of the red hot Packers' passing attack this week in a great matchup against the Panthers.

The Correlation Between Team Stats and Offensive and Defensive Efficiency, Part 2: Blocks

In Part 1, we looked at the relation of steals to offensive and defensive efficiency. Today's topic, blocks, seems like an easy one to deduce. Can we find any new observations?

Was Shane Vereen's Performance Against the Jets a Sign of What's to Come?

Shane Vereen had a nice Thursday night performance, but is it actually a look at what's to come for the Stevan Ridley-less Patriots?

The San Francisco Giants' World Series Secret Weapon Is a Low-Usage Long Reliever

He hasn't had a lot of chances to display his talent, but when Yusmeiro Petit has gotten the call, he's stepped up in a huge way.

Do the Packers Need A Good Pass-Catching Tight End To Succeed?

With no Jermichael Finely this year, are the Packers as good as they could be?

How Did the Giants Make It to the World Series Yet Again?

San Francisco will be playing in its third Fall Classic in five years.

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #6 Golden State Warriors

Can Steph Curry and company finally bring the Larry O'Brien Trophy to the Bay Area?

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football: Top Punt Plays for Week 7

Need low cost players with high upside to fill out your DraftKings lineup? Look no further than the best punt plays for Week 7

Sunday Night Football Preview: Manning Chases History

Will Peyton make history...again?

5 Entertaining Teams to Watch in the Upcoming NBA Season

If you want a stats-based guide to which NBA teams to watch this season, we've got you covered.

Jerick McKinnon Should Be on Your Fantasy Football Roster

Despite being owned in under 10 percent of ESPN leagues, Jerick McKinnon's rest-of-season projections show that he has an abundance of potential.

8 Big-Name Players You May Want to Avoid in Week 7

Is your lineup a clown car or the big tent? Check out these eight players to sit in Week 7.

Are the Cleveland Browns Secretly Really Good?

It's no mystery that the Browns have been scarily efficient this year. Are they for real?

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 7

Aaron Rodgers has thrown 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions his past three games. Can he stay red hot against the Panthers this week?

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #7 Toronto Raptors

The Raptors are entering 2014-15 with the highest expectations the franchise has ever seen. Was last year a fluke or are they worth the hype?

A Royals World Series Brings Memories of 1985

The game has changed a lot since the last time Kansas City played in the Fall Classic.

Thursday Night Football Preview: Same Old Song and Dance

The Patriots and Jets face off in prime time, and literally everyone can predict the outcome. Right?

Fantasy Football Start or Sit: Week 7

Is Drew Brees an automatic start in fantasy football?

7 Deep Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 7

Week 7 is a good week for sleepers. See which players could be in line for a nice stat line.

All-32: NFL Power Rankings Heading Into Week 7

After Joe Flacco's big week, where do the numberFire algorithms place the Ravens in this week's power rankings?

Can the 49ers or Cardinals Overtake the Seahawks in the NFC West?

The NFC West is the best division in football, and it's shaping up to have quite the finish with three very similar teams.

Why Greg Olsen Is the Most Valuable Carolina Panther in 2014

The Panthers offense was the butt of every joke this offseason, but it's currently the glue that holds together a first-place team.

The Correlation Between Team Stats and Offensive and Defensive Efficiency, Part 1: Steals

Part one of this series looks at how steals affect team efficiency on both sides of the floor. Just how valuable is a steal in that context?

Draftster Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 7

Can DeMarco Murray set the record for most 100-yard rushing performances to open a season this week? All signs point to yes.

Fantasy Football Tight End Streaming: Week 7 Edition

Jared Cook's been better than you think this year, and could be a solid option in Week 7.

Fantasy Football Defensive Streaming: Week 7 Edition

After getting crushed by New England, don't be afraid to use the Buffalo Bills in Week 7.

The Royals' Bullpen: Why Kansas City Is One Game Away From the World Series

The Royals and their outstanding bullpen have jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the ALCS against the Orioles.

Can DeSean Jackson Continue to Be a Big-Play Receiver?

DeSean Jackson has boomed and busted so far through six weeks. Can he continue to make big plays over the long haul?

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #8 Chicago Bulls

Rose is back again and the Bulls had a great offseason. Can they finally cash in on their championship potential or will it all fall apart again?

The 7 Most Effective Offensive Players From Week 6

Joe Flacco and his four first-quarter tocuhdown passes made the list. Find out who else had effective enough days to make the Week 6 All-NEP list.

The Dallas Cowboys Are Here to Stay

After clipping the Seahawks' wings, the Cowboys are proving to be a contender.

Week 7 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming: Carson Palmer is Back!

Last week saw Joe Flacco and Derek Carr post huge days for QB streamers. Who will be the best waiver wire players this week?

Fantasy Basketball Strategy: Punting Blocks

Part 6 of 9 in a series about players to target and avoid when punting in fantasy hoops takes a look at punting blocks.

5 NFL Facts to Know for Week 7

The Bengals and Panthers made history, and a running back is leading the league in receptions. Find out more interesting NFL facts below.

Regression Candidates Through Week 6: Drop Knowledge, Not Nuk

DeAndre Hopkins continues to dominate from an efficiency perspective. Can he get a little more love?

How Bad Is Kirk Cousins?

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins continues to struggle. How poorly is he actually playing?

Is Matt Forte the Best PPR Running Back in Fantasy Football?

Forte leads the entire league in receptions but trails DeMarco Murray in PPR scoring. Should Forte be considered number-one going forward?

Where Do the Washington Wizards Turn Without Bradley Beal?

Bradley Beal's broken wrist deals a preseason gut punch to the Wizards' lofty expectations in 2014.

Is Andre Holmes a Must-Have Wide Receiver Off the Waiver Wire?

Owned in 0.5% of ESPN.com leagues, should you try and get Andre Holmes off the wire this week?

Is T.Y. Hilton an Elite Wide Receiver in Fantasy Football?

After a slow start, T.Y. Hilton has been on a tear in recent weeks. But is he one of the best wide receivers in the league?

Who's More Valuable, Buster Posey or Yadier Molina?

The Giants and Cardinals are led by the All-Star catchers, and it's nearly impossible to determine just who is better.

15 Fantasy Football Transactions for Week 7

Allen Robinson continues to see volume, but fantasy owners are neglecting him. What gives?

Is Cam Newton's Rushing Ability Back?

Was Cam Newton's rushing on Sunday an anomaly or a sign of things to come?

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #9 Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers lost Lance Stephenson to free agency and Paul George to injury. Can they still scrape out a playoff berth with what's left?

How Will Tim Hudson Perform in His First LCS?

Tim Hudson will start Game 3 for the Giants tonight in his first LCS appearance ever.

What's Wrong With Keenan Allen?

Keenan Allen has been absolutely brutal this season. Should his fantasy owners be abandoning ship just yet?

Joe Flacco: The Best Quarterback in the NFL

The Walking Unibrow was terrible in Week 5; now's he on top of the world. What gives?

Hey, Fantasy Football Owners: LeSean McCoy Is Back

I hope you didn't make the same mistake I did, because LeSean McCoy is back, and he's going to single-handedly win fantasy leagues.

Who's to Blame for the Pittsburgh Steelers' Slow Start?

The Steelers are 3-3 and are playing like one of the worst teams in the NFL. Why?

Monday Night Football Preview: Age Is Just a Number

Despite being from the Jurassic period of running backs, Frank Gore continues to put up respectable numbers. Can he do it again against the Rams?

6 Things I Learned From Week 6 of the NFL Season

The Cowboys did the unthinkable on Sunday, but are they for real?

Will the Kansas City Royals Be Able to Hit Wei-Yin Chen in Game 3 of the ALCS?

Lefty Wei-Yin Chen takes the mound for the O's tonight, down 2-0 in the series to the Royals. How have Royals' hitters fared against similar pitchers?

How Unlikely Are the Cardinals' and Royals' Playoff Power Surges?

Neither team hit a lot of homers in the regular season, but they're powering up in the playoffs.

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #10 Phoenix Suns

The Suns missed out on the playoffs by one game last season. Can they break through into the playoffs this year?

Top 10 Waiver Adds For Week 7

Jordan Reed is back and he tops our Week 7 waiver and free agent pickups. Who else makes the list?

Carolina and Cincinnati Go Tit for Tat

The Panthers and Bengals went back and forth all game, but what was so rare about this tie game?

10 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 7

Which unheralded players can give your fantasy squad a boost in Week 7?

Kevin Durant's Foot Fracture: The Fantasy Basketball Fallout

The consensus number one pick in fantasy hoops is out for 6-10 weeks. What are we all going to do about it?

5 NFL Storylines for Week 6: The Battle for First in the AFC East

There are all sorts of exciting things to watch for this weekend in the NFL. Here are just a few of the key storylines.

Daily Fantasy Football Bargains, Best Buys and Busts: Week 6

With plenty of big contests across the industry this week, here are some picks to help build some winning lineups.

Lorenzo Cain Has Taken the Next Step for the Kansas City Royals

The ALDS was Cain's coming out party, but will it continue this postseason and into 2015?

Victiv Fantasy Football: 6 Players to Watch in Week 6

Can Branden Oliver follow up last week's ridiculous 182-yard, two-touchdown performance with another big game this week?

NLCS Preview: Can the Cardinals Break the Giants' Even-Year Run?

Which odds-beating ball club will continue its streak to the World Series?

ALCS Preview: Will Baltimore or Kansas City Break Their World Series Droughts?

The Orioles and Royals are looking for their first World Series appearances since the Reagan Administration.

Fantasy Basketball Strategy: Punting Steals

Part 5 of 9 in a series about players to target and avoid when punting in fantasy hoops takes a look at punting steals.

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #11 Portland Trail Blazers

The Blazers won their first playoff series since 2000 last season. Can they use that momentum to propel them to their first NBA title since 1977?

Sunday Night Football Preview: Early Supremacy in the NFC East

Can LeSean McCoy bounce back and help the Eagles take the early advantage over the Giants in the NFC East?

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football: Top Punt Plays for Week 6

Need low-cost players for your DraftKings lineup? Check out these guys priced under $4,000 that have high upside.

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #12 Charlotte Hornets

Will the resurrected Charlotte Hornets and their Big Three compete in the Eastern Conference?

Thursday Night Football Preview: Will There Be Fitzmagic?

For once, a Thursday night game that doesn't look like a foregone conclusion. Who will come out on top of the AFC South?

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 6

After his ridiculous 479-yard and two-touchdown performance last week, Peyton Manning looks to stay hot against the struggling Jets.

Does Having a Top Defensive Team in the NBA Translate to Wins?

Historically, top-five defensive teams win a lot of games and usually make the playoffs. Could a rare exception happen this season?

5 NFL Facts to Know for Week 6

What passing record won't Peyton Manning own after the sun sets on his career?

Are We Underrating DeAndre Hopkins?

Just how good is Texans second-year man DeAndre Hopkins? Can he sustain his 2014 success?

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Fantasy Football Start or Sit: Week 6

If Calvin Johnson doesn't play, should you trust Matthew Stafford against the Vikings in Week 6?

Regression Candidates Through Week 5: Will CJ Anderson Surprise?

Could CJ Anderson break out like a piñata at a party in the coming weeks?

7 Deep Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 6

Who doesn't love a good fantasy football flier? See who could be in store for a surprpsing Week 6.

The 7 Most Effective Offensive Players From Week 5

Some big names from a couple of Week 5 primetime games made the cut. See who else had the most effective and productive days from Week 5 in the NFL.

Welcome to numberFire's 2014 NHL Season!

Come along for the ride as we follow Sidney Crosby and the rest of the NHL all season long!

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #13 Washington Wizards

Is this the year Bradley Beal makes his rise to stardom?

Face the Facts: Fred Jackson Is Better Than C.J. Spiller

The former first-round pick in Spiller just can't keep up with the former indoor football star Jackson, both on the field and in fantasy football.

All-32: NFL Power Rankings Heading Into Week 6

The Jets are in trouble, but are they the worst team in the NFL?

Draftster Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 6

Matt Forte is coming off of a monster performance against the Panthers and gets a matchup with the Falcons' league-worst rush defense this week.

6 Defenses to Exploit in Fantasy Football

Which defenses are weakest in the NFL, allowing you to exploit them as a fantasy owner?

Was Kyle Orton the Right Choice for the Buffalo Bills?

Can Kyle Orton's beard fend off the Buffalo winter and stave off head coach Doug Marrone's firing?

Why Did the Nationals and Dodgers Come Up Short Once Again?

Despite being favorites coming into their respective series, L.A. and D.C. were once again stopped short of reaching the World Series.

Is the Elite Tight End Gap Closing in Fantasy Football?

With a clear group of elite tight ends in fantasy football to start the year, are they still looking like the best options after five weeks?

Is Serge Ibaka Worth a First-Round Pick in Fantasy Basketball?

Serge Ibaka's fantasy worth is a divisive issue among experts. Is he a first-round pick or overrated?

What's Ben Tate's Fantasy Football Value Moving Forward?

Back from injury, Tate rushed for 123 yards against the Titans. Can he keep it up?

3 NBA Rookies to Target in Fantasy Basketball

Of all the talented players in this year's draft class, who could prove themselves fantasy-relevant?

Why Targeting the Eagles' Secondary Is a Smart Fantasy Football Strategy

The Philadelphia pass defense is struggling, and the offense isn't helping matters.

Does Jarius Wright Have Fantasy Football Sleeper Potential?

Jarius Wright has had 18 targets over the past two weeks. Is he worth adding?

Fantasy Football Tight End Streaming: Week 6 Edition

With Dennis Pitta out, Owen Daniels is making the most of his opportunity in Baltimore.

Fantasy Football Defensive Streaming: Week 6 Edition

Though the Titans have been porous on defense this year, their Week 6 matchup makes them a nice streaming play.

What rookies should you target for your fantasy basketball squad?

Out of this year's talented draft class, who could prove fantasy-relevant?

What Should Fantasy Football Owners With LeSean McCoy Do?

If you drafted LeSean McCoy, should you hold on tight or try to sell him now?

So Far, Philip Rivers Is Easily the NFL's MVP

It may be early in the season to start talking about MVPs, but Philip Rivers' start deserves some high praise.

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #14 Dallas Mavericks

Could the Mavericks play the dark horse role this year in the NBA?

It's Time to Cut Toby Gerhart in Fantasy Football

Toby Gerhart's been awful to start the year, and fantasy owners should be fine with parting ways.

Week 6 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming: Watch the Injury Reports

There are two quarterback situations which are up in the air at the moment, but provide great fantasy football potential if you watch the injury reports.

3 Things the Washington Nationals Need to Do to Win the NLDS

Trailing 2-0 in the series, the Nats got a season-saving win Monday. They still have a fighting chance...if they accomplish these three things.

The Detroit Lions Are Showing Us Why Kickers Matter in Football

Just how bad have the Detroit Lions kickers been this season?

8 Big-Name Players You Just Can't Trust in Week 6

When life gives you lemons, bench Tom Brady.

Has the World Series Window Closed for the Detroit Tigers?

Why Detroit may have missed out on their last, best opportunity to win the World Series this year.

LeSean McCoy: The Worst Running Back in the NFL

Math don't lie: LeSean McCoy finished dead last in our Week 5 NEP rankings.

15 Fantasy Football Transactions for Week 6

Running back injuries have filled the waiver wire with viable options at the position. Who should you target this week?

Monday Night Football Preview: Hail to the Seahawks

After dropping a dud last Thursday, Washington gets to face the defending Super Bowl champions. What could possibly go wrong?

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #15 Miami Heat

Just what will the Heat look like after losing out on the LeBron Sweepstakes?

Can the Orioles Afford to Lose Nelson Cruz?

Nelson Cruz is going to be a free agent after the season, a process that should be fascinating to watch.

10 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 6

Need some fill-in plays for Week 6? Start by taking a look at these 10 sleepers.

10 Smart Waiver Adds For Week 6

Branden Oliver tops our Week 6 fantasy football waiver adds. Who else makes the list?

Cautious Cowboys Come Out on Top

The Cowboys won on a game-winning field goal from Dan Bailey, but did they make a mistake kicking the field goal?

Exploitation Theory

Analyzing the weakest defenses in the NFL and how they can be exploited by fantasy owners.

Sunday Night Football Preview: The End of an Era?

Is the Patriots run as the NFL's premier dynasty coming to an end?

Which NBA Backcourt Added the Most Wins Last Season?

It's the most popular debate right now -- who has the best backcourt? But what do advanced statistics say?

Daily Fantasy Football Bargains, Best Buys and Busts: Week 5

Someone's winning one million dollars this week playing daily fantasy. Here's some help for preparing those million-dollar lineups.

4 Storylines for Week 5: The Battle for Texas

The Cowboys and Texans battle it out this weekend for bragging rights and playoff position.

8 Big-Name Players You May Want to Avoid in Week 5

Alfred Morris has been great this year, but there's reason to believe he won't produce in Week 5.

Fantasy Basketball Strategy: Punting Assists

Part 4 of 9 in a series about players to target and avoid when punting in fantasy hoops takes a look at punting assists.

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football: Top Punt Plays for Week 5

Trying to round out your daily fantasy football lineup with cheaper players? Here are a handful of guys that may be worth a look.

How Legitimate Are the Dallas Cowboys?

Are they really as good as they seem or did they just perform well against mediocre teams?

Will Blake Bortles finish as a top-12 fantasy QB in 2014?

Is Blake Bortles the Nick Foles of 2014?

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NLDS Preview: Are the Nationals Too Much for the Giants to Handle?

Can Adam LaRoche translate what he did in the regular season to the NLDS?

7 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Plays for Week 5

Malcom Floyd and the Chargers offense could be in store for a big Week 5.

NLDS Preview: Can Anyone Stop Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers?

The Dodgers are numberFire's top team, but do the Cardinals have a chance at an upset?

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 5

Rashad Jennings and the surging Giants welcome the Falcons and their league-worst rush defense to the Medowlands this week.

The Rams Got It Right With Austin Davis

Austin Davis actually is the best thing for the Rams since sliced bread.

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #17 New York Knicks

There was significant coaching and management turnover this summer for the Knicks. Will it result in a playoff berth?

Thursday Night Football Preview: Not-So-Frozen Tundra

Two divisional rivals face off in Lambeau amid a host of questions. Which team prevails?

Are the Minnesota Vikings a Playoff Team?

The Vikings look leaps and bounds better than last year. But is it enough to make the playoffs?

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #16 Memphis Grizzlies

Will one of the NBA's toughest teams be a threat during the 2014-2015 season?

Michael Floyd, Not Larry Fitzgerald, Is Definitely the Man for the Arizona Cardinals

Michael Floyd is the better wide receiver option in Arizona and his statistics and Net Expected Points metrics prove it.

Bishop Sankey Is Clearly the Best Back for the Tennessee Titans

This weekend could be the first where Bishop Sankey finally lives up to his preseason average draft cost.

Should Tennessee Titans Wide Receivers Be Dropped in Fantasy Football?

After a poor start for Kendall Wright and company, how will Tennessee pass-catchers fare moving forward?

The 7 Most Effective Offensive Players From Week 4

Andrew Luck continues to play lights-out football. See who else made the Week 4 NFL All-NEP team as the week's most effective players.

Is It Time for the Jets to Start Michael Vick over Geno Smith?

Geno Smith still isn't getting the job done. Would it make sense to give Michael Vick a chance to start?

Fantasy Football Start or Sit: Week 5

Eli and the Giants are rolling, and things could continue in Week 5 against Atlanta.

Can the Jacksonville Jaguars Avoid Becoming One of the Worst Teams in Recent History?

The Jaguars are off to a historically bad start. Can they turn things around and avoid another season of crushing disappointment?

Regression Candidates Through Week 4: Betting on Teddy

Teddy Bridgewater has changed the NFL landscape in Minnesota. Can he change your fantasy fortunes as well?

Draftster Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 5

Le'Veon Bell has been one of the best running backs in the NFL so far this season. That trend should continue this week in an excellent matchup with the Jaguars.

All-32: Power Rankings Heading into Week 5

After a devastating Week 4 loss, the Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves near the bottom of this week's power rankings.

NBA 2014-15 Power Rankings Preview: #18 Atlanta Hawks

Can the Hawks put all the summer controversy behind them and compete for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference?

Do the Colts Have the Best Offense in the NFL?

After fantastic performances against Jacksonville and Tennessee, are the Colts an elite offense, or a product of weak competition?

ALDS Preview: Can Kansas City Royals Magic Upset the Los Angeles Angels?

After their incredible come-from-behind win against the A's, the Royals face the Angels. Will they pull the upset?

ALDS Preview: Can the Detroit Tigers' Pitching Match the Baltimore Orioles' Bats?

The Tigers travel to Baltimore to take on the O's in the start of a battle of two dangerous offenses. Who will prevail?

Should Fantasy Owners Be Worried About Andre Johnson?

Andre Johnson's big-play ability has been on the decline in 2014. Can he rebound?

5 NFL Facts to Know for Week 5

Just how good has Kelvin Benjamin been this year?

A Look at the NFC North: Why the Detroit Lions Should Win It in 2014

Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate have formed the newest deadly receiving duo in the NFC North, but is that enough to win the division?

7 Deep Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 5

Need to dig deep for a few good plays this week? Check out some players with great opportunities in Week 5.

Is Jay Cutler Just an Average Quarterback?

Jay Cutler jokes aside, we need to evaluate him as a passer. Is he good, or is he just average?

Fantasy Football Defensive Streaming: Week 5 Edition

Philadelphia had a fine day defensively against San Francisco last week, and are a great streaming option again in Week 5.

Week 5 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming: Is Mike Glennon Fantasy Relevant?

Whether you're looking to replace a passer on a bye week or are ditching Tom Brady, here are some waiver wire targets at quarterback for this week.

Fantasy Football Tight End Streaming: Week 5 Edition

With Travis Kelce's ownership too high to stream, there may be a new talented tight end in play.

For the Carolina Panthers, It's Time to Panic

The Panthers are an average 2-2 team, but given their upcoming schedule, things could start getting ugly.

National League Wild Card Preview: Which Pitcher Will Show Up?

Madison Bumgarner and the Giants start their campaign for their third World Series in five years tonight in Pittsburgh. Can they win?

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Bumgarner and the Giants start their campaign for their third World Series in five years tonight.

Previewing the MLB Playoffs Through Advanced Analytics

We've been tracking each team's nERD ratings throughout the year. Based solely on these ratings, who would win it all in 2014?