Daily Fantasy Baseball

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Fantasy baseball fans are always looking to find more games to play. Multiple fantasy websites offer short-term duration games. A 162-game baseball season even tires out some fantasy players who play in traditional draft leagues. Injuries and under performing lineups might just decimate your draft, so short-term duration games are a great alternative to your traditional leagues.

If you love fantasy baseball and have been playing season-long leagues, DFS on sites like FanDuelDraftKingsFantasyAces or Victiv will simply give you another avenue to view the game, more chances to play, some new metrics to look at, and maybe even a shot at a million bucks or so. This article is all about these, fast (and potentially lucrative) games that let you scratch your competitive itch at any time during the MLB Season.

The advantages of Daily Games:

  • No season long commitment. MLB contests last only one day.
  • No need to set up or manage a league, and there’s always a game going.
  • Luck is less of a factor. The one-day format minimizes the impact of injuries.
  • Legal cash prizes.

Daily fantasy is a huge deviation from regular fantasy baseball in several aspects. Over at DraftKings, for example you fill out a roster is based on a fixed salary cap of $50,000 per 10-man roster. Each owner chooses two pitchers, a first-baseman or designated hitter and all eight other positions to make a complete lineup.

Once an applicable lineup is set, owners can enter myriad different contests including head-to-head, 50/50 and multipliers on a daily basis. Hence the name daily fantasy, where no day is the same and lineups are constantly changing.

There are many different types of games with many different types of settings, so you must have a full understanding of the these important settings. This is the most basic piece of fantasy advice, applicable to all sports, and yet so many managers brush it off. Really, you shouldn’t do much of anything — ever, anywhere — without a careful examination of the rules and terms. The major daily games assign different values to common events, and roster construction is slightly different from site to site.

If you are not interested in DFS Games, but you enjoy trying your hand at different games, Major League Baseball offers a non-traditional fantasy baseball game with Beat the Streak which has a 5.6 million dollar prize attached to it if a player can successfully choose 57 batters in a row that will get a hit and ESPN has a monthly game called Streak for the Cash where you’re challenged to select the outcome of a listed matchup between teams, individual competitors or a combination of both.

This article will provide you with links to the various DFS sites along with links you can use to learn more and develop you own strategies. It’s followed by a great recipe, this time it’s The only brownie Recipe you will ever need, Double Chocolate Salted Caramel Brownies.

 

FANFOOD Top 10

Daily Fantasy Baseball Sites

 

  1. FanDuel
  2. Draft Kings
  3. Fantasy Score
  4. Draft Day
  5. Fantasy Feud
  6. FantasyAces
  7. Victiv
  8. DraftDay
  9. Fantazzle
  10. BEAT the STREAK

 

Daily Fantasy Baseball Guide

 

One key part of playing fantasy sports is that it makes a sport a whole lot better, regardless of if you are a fan or not. Baseball is one of those sports that many fans are completely torn on. They either love watching baseball or hate watching baseball, but no matter which side of it you are on, playing daily fantasy sports is a great option.

Daily fantasy baseball has quickly become a go-to option for fantasy players, fans of baseball, and gamblers alike. Even if you play year-round fantasy baseball, playing daily is a completely different beast, and one that most players tend to enjoy a whole lot more. While there are many different strategies and tips for playing daily fantasy baseball (we have provided the some links for you below). Here are three musts for you to remember everyday.

1. Check Daily Lineups

You must must must do the research so you don’t miss out on a change in a team’s lineup, and you should never have money down on a lineup unless you know that the players on your roster are all active and set to play that day. If you set a lineup and find out that a player isn’t playing, this means that your lineup is pretty much done right off the bat! Avoid this at all costs.

2. Check The Weather

In baseball, unlike almost all other sports, weather can definitely affect the outcome of a game. You need to constantly keep your eye on the weather to see if there are going to be any postponements. Baseball games can be cancelled for rain, lightning, thunder, and other inclement weather often. If your player’s game is rained out your are out as well.

With that being said, if you do not check the weather for games then you could be left with players in your lineup who don’t even end up playing that specific day. Make sure that you keep a site with the weather for the games up to date on your computer and that you check it just before game time or when the lineups lock.

3. Closely Monitor Injuries, Rotation Changes and Pay Attention to Trends

Injuries can derail a lineup and rotation at the MLB level. They can also give opportunities to young players to step up and become fantasy gems. Lineups and rotations are constantly changing due to injuries, which means the price on players will fluctuate on DFS’s. Don’t miss out on these changes, or you’ll be lapped by other owners paying attention.

Watching for left/right splits is another important strategy for owners along with checking out lineups that pitchers will be facing. For example, if a lineup consists of mostly right-handed batters, paying top dollar for a left-handed ace might not be a wise decision. ou shouldn’t select a single hitter in daily fantasy until you know what type of pitcher he is facing and how he fares against them. There are plenty of lefties you will also want to avoid when they go up against southpaws. Although the prices for each player will reflect these differences, don’t be a sucker by grabbing someone destined to fail.

Missing out on what’s currently happening in the sport can be the downfall of even great daily fantasy owners. Don’t overlook the trends, and success will likely be on the horizon. This might sound obvious for any fantasy sport, but a hot or cold streak means more than anything in daily fantasy baseball. If a relatively obscure player hits a few home runs in a week, a regular fantasy baseball player might keep him on the waiver wire until he can prove his production on a consistent basis. In daily fantasy, you want to ride the hot streak as long as possible. At the same time, you can’t wait on a cold streak and hope it turns around. If a hitter fails to get a hit a few days in a row, don’t bet on him breaking that trend if you can help it. Baseball is a game of streaks. The best players find ways to minimize the cold stretches, but it happens to everyone. In daily fantasy, there is no reason to force yourself into putting one of these guys on your team.

 

But the most important strategy for Daily Fantasy Baseball players is don’t fall in love with only superstars and don’t swoon over big-name players either.

While it’s great to have a top player in your lineup, it might not be the most cost-effective move. To provide stability throughout the lineup, steering clear of the big money guys and instead targeting players who are scorching hot might be the better decision.

If your big money player has an off night and a huge chunk of the budget was spent on him, it’s likely that another position will also suffer. You will have to spend low at another position, and chances are you will get what you pay for.

If you are paying attention to the trends you will know who the emerging stars are and will be able to spend low on them to keep you budget intact.

 

 

FANFOOD DFS Baseball Articles:

 

Daily Fantasy Baseball for Serious Beginners

A Beginner’s Guide to Daily Fantasy Baseball

Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice and DFS Strategy

Winning Strategies for Daily Fantasy Baseball: Head-to-Head & 50/50 vs. GPP’s

Decision-making in DFS baseball

The Transition: Season-Long to DFS MLB

Free eBook on Setting Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineups

The Fake Baseball – Daily Fantasy Baseball Articles

DFSports: Strategies and Advice for Playing Daily Fantasy Sports

How Scoring Impacts Pitcher Selection in Daily Fantasy Baseball

How Scoring Impacts Player Selection in Daily Fantasy Baseball

MLB DFS 2015: X-Factors for Daily Fantasy Baseball

 

 

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Overview

Your goal is to break baseball’s toughest record — the legendary 56-game hitting streak
Pick one player every day who you think will get a hit. Get a hit, your streak continues; get no hits, start a new streak. Be the first to reach 57 games and win $5.6 Million.

Selecting Your Players

Each day on which a regular season MLB game is played during the Contest Period a.k.a gameday, you must select one (1) player from a list displayed by MLB.com of MLB players who are on each MLB Club’s active roster on that gameday (the “Active Players List”). You may select any MLB player from the Active Players List, including any player you have previously chosen, until five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the MLB game (the “Lock Time”) in which such MLB player is on an active roster for that Game Day. You can make your daily player selection up to ten (10) calendar days prior to any Game Day and may change your selection at any time prior to the Lock Time for any applicable MLB player on that Game Day. The Active Players List may change as a result of injury or other roster changes, so be alert!

Establishing and Maintaining a Streak

Your streak is measured by the number of consecutive MLB game(s) the player(s) you select are credited with a hit during the Contest Period.

Your streak will automatically end and you must start to build your streak again from zero under any of the following scenarios:

  • If you select a player for any MLB game who does not get a hit and has at least one official at bat, or one sacrifice fly during the MLB game for which you selected him; or
  • If you fail to select a player for any Game Day.

Your streak will NOT end under any of the following scenarios (each such scenario, a “Pass”):

  • If a player you select does not play during the MLB game for which you selected him for any reason other than his MLB Club not being scheduled to play;
  • If each of your selected players’ plate appearances (one or more) result in a base on balls, hit batsman, defensive interference or obstruction or a sacrifice bunt; or
  • In the event any MLB game for which you select a player is cancelled, postponed or suspended.

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Overview

With the “Mothership’s” Streak for the Cash, you’re challenged to select the outcome of a listed matchup between teams, individual competitors or a combination of both. You select one matchup at a time and your goal is to put together the longest streak of correct choices.

Here are examples of matchups between two teams:

  • NCAA BASKETBALL – Kentucky Wildcats at Duke Blue Devils
  • NBA BASKETBALL – Los Angeles Lakers at Brooklyn Nets
  • EUROPEAN SOCCER – Manchester United at FC Barcelona
  • WORLD RUGBY – New Zealand at Australia

Here are examples of “prop” matchups between teams, players or a combination of both:

  • NFL – Tom Brady Pass Completions vs. New York Jets 1st Downs
  • NBA – Kevin Durant Points vs. Rajon Rondo Points + Assists
  • GOLF – Tiger Woods Lower 1st Round vs. Rory McIlroy Lower 1st Round
  • NBA/MLB – Philadelphia 76ers points scored vs. Cliff Lee pitch count

 

For most prop matchups the side with the HIGHER score, time or total will be declared the winner, but in some, the side that is LOWER will win.

 

Monthly Challenges

On the first day of each Monthly Challenge all participants start with of a streak of zero, and at the conclusion of each Monthly Challenge all streaks are reset at zero. If you win a matchup your streak continues; if you lose a matchup or elect to forfeit, your streak ends and you’re back to 0. Your streak is measured by the number of consecutive matchups you correctly select. For clarity matchups will count toward the Monthly Challenge in which they are posted for selection, even if the matchup concludes or is scored FINAL during the next Monthly Challenge (i.e., after midnight).You are not required to play every day. Matchups that end as a tie will be scored as a “PUSH” and your streak will remain intact. Matchups may also be cancelled by the Game Administrator for reasons including (but not limited to) player injuries, player absences, or inability to complete the match because of weather or any other reason; if this occurs, the matchup will be listed as “Cancelled”, “Postponed” or “OFF” and scored as “PUSH”. In all such cases, the Game Administrator’s decision is final, binding and non-appealable. In the event that the matchup you selected is marked as a “PUSH”, your streak will NOT end, but instead will continue unchanged.

 

Prizes and Tiebreakers

The monthly prize is ($50,000): The entrant who accumulates the longest streak during each Monthly Challenge (e.g., January, 2013) will be considered a Monthly Prize winner. The winner will be announced on the first day of the next month. In the event that two (2) or more entrants are tied for the Monthly Prize in a Monthly Challenge, the following tiebreakers will take place in the indicated order:

1. Entry with the higher winning percentage during the Monthly Challenge.
2. Entry with more total wins during the Monthly Challenge.
3. Random Drawing.

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Double Chocolate Salted Caramel Brownies

 

INGREDIENTS

Salted Caramel:

2 cups sugar
12 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup heavy (whipping) cream
1 tablespoon sea salt

 

Brownies

3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Vanilla ice cream

 

PREPARTATION

 

First, make your salted caramel.

Add sugar to a large, deep saucepan, over medium-high heat.

Melt the sugar, swirling the pan (do not stir or whisk) often to ensure it’s all incorporated, and melted.

When the sugar is melted, let it simmer for 4 or 5 minutes, until it becomes a golden amber color.

As soon as it turns to an amber color, add your butter, and whisk until melted and combined.

The mixture will foam and boil. At this point the caramel is extremely hot.

Carefully remove from the heat, and whisk in cream until completely blended and smooth.

Whisk in sea salt, and set aside for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, pour the caramel into a airtight jar and set aside.

Leftover caramel will last for 2 weeks in the fridge.

Preheat you oven to 350°.

Lightly grease an 8×8-pan, and line it with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.

In a separate bowl combine melted butter, sugar, maple, and vanilla extract.

Add beaten eggs to the butter-sugar mixture, and whisk to combine.

Add the wet to dry ingredients, and whisk until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.

Pour the brownie mixture into prepared pan.

Spoon 3 tablespoon of salted caramel over the top of brownie batter.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until cooked through, but still nice and chewy.

Test with a toothpick, making sure it comes out clean from the brownies.

Rest brownies in the pan on a cooling rack for at least 30 minutes before removing.

Carefully remove brownies from the pan, and cut into 9 equal pieces.

Top warm brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and a dollop of salted caramel.

 

 

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