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Preseason Weekly Awards: Week 2

NFL Preseason is here. Each Week, I'll be giving out a few awards to the stars of exhibition football.  Offensive MVP: Taysom Hill (11/15, 136 passing yards, 2 passing TD, 53 rushing yard

Preseason Weekly Awards: Week 1

NFL Preseason is here. Each Week, I'll be giving out a few awards to the stars of exhibition football.  Offensive MVP: Jalen Hurd (3 receptions, 31 receiving yards, 2 TD) What used

Fan Signed by MLB Team After Hitting 96MPH at Stadium’s Radar Booth

How's this for unbelievable: https://twitter.com/cpatterson_7/status/1150829879476260864?s=20 Two weeks ago, Nathan Patterson was at a Rockies game, where he competed in a Coors Light ...

Visualizing MLB Teams by Social Media Followings

On our Twitter over the last month, we’ve been periodically posting charts that breakdown MLB fanbase presences over different social media sites. With all the data collected, it’s time to c...

The Next Generation of NBA Advanced Stats

When you picture a GM, you probably think of an old former player turned front office guy using his playing experience and knowledge of the game piecing together a team with the monetary and...

Draftkings MLB Optimal Lineup 6/11/19 (7pm Slate)

We’re back with another optimal Draftkings MLB lineup for today’s 7pm slate! We’ve been on fire with cashing so let’s get right into another lineup! Optimal Lineup Position Name...
Ronald Acuna Jr.

Draftkings MLB Optimal Lineup 4/18/19 (All Day Slate)

We're back with another optimal Draftkings MLB lineup for today's all day slate! We've been on fire with cashing so let's get right into another lineup!   Optimal Lineup ...
Manny Machado

Draftkings MLB Optimal Lineup 4/15/19 (7:00 PM Slate)

We cashed big time on Friday with our last optimal lineup, scoring 141.50 points! We're going to keep that momentum going with today's lineup below! Optimal Lineup Position ...

Draftkings MLB Optimal Lineup 4/12/19 (7:05 Slate)

We're back tonight with another optimal MLB Draftkings lineup! Last night we stayed hot and cashed with 108 points! Without further ado here is who we like tonight.   Opti...

Draftkings MLB Optimal Lineup 4/11/19 (All Day Slate)

We're back with another Draftkings MLB Optimal lineup for today's All Day Slate! We're looking to stay hot!   Optimal Lineup Position Name Salary Points P...

Draftkings MLB Optimal Lineup 4/10/19 (7:05 Slate)

We're back with another optimal Draftkings MLB DFS lineup! Last night we stayed hot with with 117.70 points, cashing easily in 50/50's. Without further ado here is tonight's lineup!  ...

White House Cancels Deal Between MLB and Cuban Baseball Federation

Last December, the MLBPA, the MLB, and the Cuban Baseball Federation struck a deal that created a legal way for Cuban citizens to play in the MLB. Historically, Cuban baseball players faced ...

Draftkings MLB Optimal Lineup 4/9/19 (All Day Slate)

We're back with another optimal MLB DFS Draftkings lineup! Yesterday's lineup cashed in 50/50's after switching out the players not in their team's lineup. Without further ado here is tonigh...

Draftkings MLB DFS Optimal Lineup 4/8/19 (All Day Slate)

We're back today with another optimal Draftkings DFS MLB lineup! For the all day slate we have the group below for today. Only thing to watch is Tim Beckham's health as he was pulled from hi...

Draftkings MLB Optimal Lineup 4/6/19 (All Day Slate)

Good Morning Everybody, A new page we are rolling out is our DFS section, with a daily MLB Optimal lineup based off our projections. We use data from past years and the current year to cr...

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