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    The Heat Check: NASCAR Bank of America ROVAL 400 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 18:02

    The NASCAR Cup Series' Round of 12 wraps up Sunday in the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte. How does the playoff picture impact how we view the race for NASCAR DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the race, discussing playoff implications, optimal strategies for a shorter event, and the top drivers in each salary tier on FanDuel.

    The Heat Check: UFC Vegas 39

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 39:13

    Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez clash at UFC Vegas 39 to make a pitch for the next title shot in women's strawweight. Which fighters are the best picks for daily fantasy on FanDuel? numberFire's Austin Swaim discusses the vast difference in styles in the main event, a couple of mismatches that can be exploited at MVP, a wild man in "Austin's Fight of the Night", making the most of a poor value tier, and much more.

    The Heat Check: NFL Week 5 Preview 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 81:31

    Week 5's NFL DFS main slate lacks clear game stacks but is brimming with potential under-salaried running backs. How does this alter our approach to the slate? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview Week 5, discussing which games could turn into shootouts, their ranking of the value backs, and the top plays at each position on FanDuel.

    The Heat Check: PGA Shriners Children's Open 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 69:30

    There's no clear favorite for this weekend's Shriners Children's Open at TPC Summerlin. How does that impact our approach for PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the event, discussing roster construction, which types of golfers excel at the course, and the top options in each salary tier on FanDuel.

    The Heat Check: NFL Week 4 Recap 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 84:11

    Week 4 saw the rookie quarterbacks show signs of life. What does this mean for them and their teams going forward in NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes recap the week, discussing the performance of those rookies, key injuries and role changes to note, and salaries for the Week 5 main slate.

    The Heat Check: NASCAR YellaWood 500 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 21:03

    We know how we typically want to build NASCAR DFS lineups at Talladega. But with this being a playoff race, our usual strategy could get thrown off. How do the playoffs alter our approach for the YellaWood 500? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks back at past similar races to formulate a blueprint for roster construction before ranking the top drivers in each salary tier on FanDuel based on this blueprint.

    The Solo Shot: Friday 10/1/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 19:27

    Friday's MLB DFS slate is one that requires us to consider playoff implications across the board. Once we weigh that in, which pitchers and stacks should we target? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing two pitchers who stand out in must-win games, two offenses in prime spots to erupt, and a pitcher we may want to avoid despite a high-leverage game.

    The Heat Check: UFC Vegas 38

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 39:35

    Off a wild featherweight title fight on Saturday, the UFC returns with a 13-fight card at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas this weekend. Which fighters are the best picks for daily fantasy on FanDuel? numberFire's Austin Swaim discusses the wild dynamic of this weekend's main event, a pair of women's MMA prospects worth MVP exposure on FanDuel, an all-time disappointment looking to rebound in "Austin's Fight of the Night", the best value plays, and more.

    The Heat Check: NFL Week 4 Preview 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 84:05

    Week 4's NFL DFS slate features a handful of potential shootouts with at least some question marks around them. Which of those games should we feel best about stacking despite its imperfections? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the main slate, discussing their favorite game stacks, process-based strategies pertaining to defenses, domes, and low totals, and their favorite plays at each position on FanDuel.

    The Solo Shot: Thursday 9/30/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 19:10

    Thursday's slate features several elite offenses in great spots for hitting, pushing us to identify ways to save salary at pitcher. Which value options should we covet most in MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing one under-salaried stud in a must-win game, two offenses we should prioritize, and another stack that can save us some salary in order to increase our flexibility elsewhere.

    The Solo Shot: Wednesday 9/29/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 18:26

    Wednesday's slate features high-upside pitchers, but we'll need to save at hitter in order to afford their salaries. Which bats can give us that flexibility? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the main MLB DFS slate, discussing which of the high-salaried pitchers we should prioritize, which teams to stack, and where we can find value at hitter both within those stacks and as one-offs.

    The Heat Check: PGA Sanderson Farms Championship 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 23:52

    With the Ryder Cup now in the rearview mirror, we're back to the PGA Tour's swing season. The field features some of the game's future stars -- Sam Burns, Will Zalatoris, and Sungjae Im -- alongside last year's winner, Sergio Garcia. Which of them are in the best position to make a run at the Sanderson Farms Championship title based on their recent form? numberFire's Brandon Gdula breaks all that down and more.

    The Solo Shot: Tuesday 9/28/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 19:13

    Tuesday's MLB DFS slate features a half-dozen ace-level pitchers, several of whom appear to be under-salaried. Which of these aces should we prioritize? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing his ranking of the studs, which stacks he's building around, and two offenses we can target for one-offs.

    The Heat Check: NFL Week 3 Recap 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 74:32

    Week 3 saw some backup running backs step into really impressive roles. How should we view them going forward in NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes recap Week 3's action, discussing the outlook for those backs, running through key injuries at wide receiver, and pinpointing others whose roles expanded.

    The Solo Shot: Monday 9/27/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 14:18

    Monday features a pair of underwhelming slates with just three games on the early-only and two on the main. How should we view each pitcher across both slates? numberFire's Jim Sannes touches on all 10 pitchers and discusses how he views them and the opposing batters for MLB DFS. The main-slate breakdown begins at the 9:05 mark in the episode.

    The Heat Check: NASCAR South Point 400 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 19:22

    The NASCAR Cup Series begins the second round of its playoffs in the South Point 400 at Las Vegas. How does this alter our approach for NASCAR DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the race, discussing optimal roster construction for the race, which data to emphasize, and the top drivers in each salary tier on FanDuel.

    The Solo Shot: Friday 9/24/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 21:11

    Friday's MLB DFS slate features some big matchups with playoff spots on the line mixed with potentially high-scoring offenses. Which of the high-salaried assets should we prioritize? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing a fun pitcher's duel in Boston, workload concerns around a divisional winner, and the top stacks of the night.

    The Heat Check: UFC 266

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 42:48

    Title fights return on Saturday night with a pair at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Which fighters are the best picks for daily fantasy on FanDuel? numberFire's Austin Swaim discusses the dominant champion positioned as a slam-dunk favorite, the competitive main event, an "Austin's Fight of the Night" with travel issues, attacking this weekend's value section, and more.

    The Heat Check: NFL Week 3 Preview 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 88:07

    Week 3's main NFL DFS slate features a handful of potential shootouts, all of which look ripe for the stacking. How should we tackle them within our lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the slate, discussing their view of those shootouts, other games that could pop, and the top options at each position on FanDuel.

    The Solo Shot: Thursday 9/23/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 20:53

    Thursday brings a five-game early-only slate along with a four-game main slate. Which pitchers and stacks stand out for each in MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slates, discussing the top two pitchers and two stacks to target for each. The early-only slate breakdown begins at the 11:33 mark of the episode.

    The Solo Shot: Wednesday 9/22/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 19:25

    Wednesday's slate is brimming with high-quality stacking options. Which offenses should we prioritize for MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing his ranking of the top stacks, a pitcher who stands above the rest, and two lower-salaried arms returning from injury who could be worth considering.

    The Heat Check: PGA Ryder Cup 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 25:25

    How does the United States-friendly setup at Whistling Straits impact the Ryder Cup for daily fantasy golf purposes? And what does history say about how we can approach team matches with regards to the underdog European side? numberFire's Brandon Gdula breaks all that down and more ahead of the 2021 Ryder Cup.

    The Solo Shot: Tuesday 9/21/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 21:58

    Tuesday's MLB DFS slate features a bunch of quality pitchers who have at least one major drawback. How should we rank the pitchers after considering the red flags? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing his favorite pitchers after considering the pros and cons, one offense that stands above the rest, and a group of powerful hitters who may go overlooked on an 11-game slate.

    The Heat Check: NFL Week 2 Recap 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 82:27

    Week 2 featured a handful of quarterback injuries but also some mid-range receivers with massive workloads. What does this all mean for NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes recap the weekend, discussing the impact of the quarterback injuries, how we should view the emerging receivers, and which other players shaw their roles shift the past week.

    The Solo Shot: Monday 9/20/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 19:03

    Robbie Ray faces a Tampa Bay Rays team he dismantled last week to the tune of 13 strikeouts across 7 innings. Do we ride Ray in the rematch or deviate elsewhere? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing Ray versus the Rays, a high-strikeout alternative at pitcher, and which offenses can help us save enough salary to jam in Ray's lofty tag.

    The Heat Check: NASCAR Bass Pro Shops Night Race 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 20:38

    Saturday night's Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol is 500 laps, tying the most we'll have in a race all year. How does that alter our approach to daily fantasy NASCAR? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the race, discussing optimal strategies on FanDuel, which races to emphasize for driver selection, and the top options in each salary tier.

    The Heat Check: UFC Vegas 37

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 39:37

    The UFC returns in earnest on Saturday with a packed, 15-fight card headlined by light heavyweights Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann. Which fighters are the best picks for daily fantasy on FanDuel? numberFire's Austin Swaim discusses concerning peripheral metrics with one of the main event participants, the distinct tiers for MVP candidates this weekend, Austin's Fight of the Night, the best value plays, and more.

    The Solo Shot: Friday 9/17/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 19:20

    With 15 games on Friday's main MLB DFS slate, we need players with upside to separate from the pack. Which options check that box? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing three pitchers with massive strikeout ceilings, offenses facing homer-prone pitchers, and some one-offs to consider when rounding out your lineups.

    The Heat Check: NFL Week 2 Preview 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 87:43

    Week 2's NFL DFS slate gives us the chance to exploit under-salaried players based on the roles they played in Week 1. Which players should we target based on that plus their game environments? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the slate, discussing which running backs belong in our core, which games we should look to stack, and key data to emphasize when deciding which players to utilize at each position.

    The Solo Shot: Thursday 9/16/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 19:24

    Thursday brings us a four-game main slate and a three-game early-only slate. Which pitchers and stacks stand out on each? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews both slates, dissecting the top two pitchers and top two stacks for the offerings. To skip to the early-only slate discussion, go to the 11:13 mark in the episode.

    The Solo Shot: Wednesday 9/15/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 19:03

    Although Wednesday's daily fantasy baseball slate doesn't have any top-tier aces, it still has options we can feel good about in each salary tier. Which of those pitchers should we build around? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, outlining his top three pitchers, a handful of offenses we should look to stack, and where we can turn to for value at hitter.

    The Heat Check: PGA Fortinet Championship 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 21:21

    The PGA Tour is back and headed to Silverado Resort and Spa's North Course. The field itself features new names but also some studs such as Jon Rahm​, Webb Simpson​, and Hideki Matsuyama​. How should we be handling Rahm as the world's best golfer in a weak field? Which stats matter? What about the incoming Korn Ferry Tour golfers? numberFire's Brandon Gdula breaks all that down and more.

    The Solo Shot: Tuesday 9/14/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 21:27

    Gerrit Cole is starting Tuesday after sustaining a hamstring injury in his most recent outing. Should we trust Cole despite the injury or turn elsewhere in MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing Cole's outlook, three alternatives at pitcher, and the top stacking options of the night.

    The Heat Check: NFL Week 1 Recap 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 70:26

    Week 1's daily fantasy football slate featured the emergence of several new featured running backs. What's their outlook going forward for NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes recap the week, discussing those new featured backs, impressive debuts for rookie wide receivers, impactful injuries, and more.

    The Solo Shot: Monday 9/13/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 18:36

    Monday's MLB DFS slate is lacking in top-tier stacking options. Which ones stand out most relative to the pack? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing three stacks he's comfortable utilizing, a super salary-saver to consider, and the top three pitching options of the night.

    The Heat Check: NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 400 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 20:10

    Saturday's Federated Auto Parts 400 in Richmond has a similar setup to last week in Darlington. What does that mean for our NASCAR DFS lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the race, discussing the overlap in strategy between this week and last, which data we should emphasize with driver selection, and the top options in each salary tier on FanDuel.

    The Solo Shot: Friday 9/10/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 20:45

    Despite having 13 games on Friday's MLB DFS main slate, the options at pitcher are still thin. Where should we turn, and how hard should we go at the desirable options? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing one pitcher to build around, a couple others to consider, and which lower-salaried hitters will help us afford the ace pitcher's lofty tag.

    The Heat Check: NFL Week 1 Preview 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 88:49

    Week 1 always presents a unique challenge for NFL DFS as we have to balance new roles with preseason injuries and unknown gameplans. Which players stand out after we consider all of these factors? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the main slate, discussing overall DFS process, what to look for in low-salaried running backs, bookmaker info, and the top players at each position on FanDuel.

    The Solo Shot: Thursday 9/9/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 18:26

    Thursday's main MLB DFS slate features just four games, leaving us thin for both pitchers and stacks. Which options should we prioritize in each category after weighing all the factors? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing three pitchers with a path to a decent game, a stand-out stack, and his view of every pitcher taking the mound.

    The Solo Shot: Wednesday 9/8/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 21:02

    Wednesday's daily fantasy baseball slate features a bunch of quality pitchers in tough matchups. Which options should we trust despite the opposing teams? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing his ranking of the top three arms after considering the context and which offenses stand out best from a stacking perspective.

    The Solo Shot: Tuesday 9/7/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 20:12

    Tuesday's MLB DFS slate features a bunch of high-salaried hitters in plus spots. Which pitchers allow us to use those hitters without sacrificing upside? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing a mid-salaried and a low-salaried pitcher with strikeout potential, which of the stud hitters we should prioritize, and a few stacks we can turn to for increased salary flexibility.

    The Heat Check: NASCAR Cook Out Southern 500 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 21:27

    The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begin Sunday in Darlington, and the postseason does alter our approach to NASCAR DFS. How should we account for this new wrinkle? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the race, discussing playoff implications, optimal roster construction, and the top drivers in each salary tier on FanDuel.

    The Solo Shot: Friday 9/3/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 18:31

    With 14 games on Friday's MLB DFS slate, we need high-upside plays that can separate from the pack. Which options check that box on the main slate? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks it down, discussing three pitchers with strikeout upside, quality offenses facing struggling pitchers, and some one-offs to target in the pursuit of homers.

    The Heat Check: UFC Vegas 36

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 33:59

    With Saturday's card originally scheduled to take place in London but relocated to Las Vegas, there is plenty of British flair throughout this weekend's bouts. Which fighters are the best picks for daily fantasy on FanDuel? numberFire's Austin Swaim discusses a concerning lack of volume for one main event fighter, two clear top options at MVP, the debut of "Mini McGregor", value plays, Austin's Fight of the Night, and more.

    The Solo Shot: Thursday 9/2/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 21:10

    Thursday's five-game main MLB DFS slate is lacking in top-end pitching, forcing us to dig deep if we want to find palatable options. Which pitchers stand out after we account for their red flags? numberFire's Jim Sannes outlines two pitchers with a path to a bigger game, why we may want to be wary of two higher-salaried pitchers, and one game that may brim with offense.

    The Solo Shot: Wednesday 9/1/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 21:00

    Wednesday's slate features Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole at the top of the pitching pool, and both are pitching lights out right now. Should we find the salary to jam them in, or can we find upside elsewhere? numberFire's Jim Sannes discusses his ranking of Scherzer versus Cole, searches for viable pitching elsewhere, and pinpoints low-salaried hitters we can use to make the massive salaries on Scherzer and Cole more affordable.

    The Heat Check: PGA TOUR Championship 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 76:47

    With the TOUR Championship being the final event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, we get a unique format that dramatically alters our daily fantasy golf approach. Which golfers stand out once we account for the format? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the event, discussing that unique format, golfers who could go low at East Lake Golf Club, and the top golfers in each salary tier on FanDuel.

    The Solo Shot: Tuesday 8/31/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 21:28

    Tuesday's main slate provides a half dozen pitchers capable of generating a bunch of strikeouts. How should we rank them for MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing his ranking of the arms, the top stacks, and lower-salaried hitters we can utilize to make the salaries on the aces more affordable.

    The Solo Shot: Monday 8/30/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 19:32

    The top pitcher on Monday night's MLB DFS slate seems to depend on the game type you're playing and your risk tolerance. Who should we rank highest depending on the circumstances? numberFire's Jim Sannes discusses one pitcher to prioritize for cash games and one for tournaments, why that differentiation exists, and where we can find upside at hitter on the main slate.

    The Heat Check: NASCAR Coke Zero Sugar 400 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 21:47

    Saturday night's Coke Zero Sugar 400 in Daytona is the NASCAR Cup Series' regular-season finale. What do we need to know before filling out DFS lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes outlines optimal strategies for a pack race, ranks the top drivers in each salary tier, and discusses which drivers he wants to be higher on than the public.

    The Solo Shot: Friday 8/27/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 20:15

    Friday's MLB DFS slate is loaded with high-salaried players in great spots, but we can't get to all of them. How should we prioritize the studs, and where can we find value? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing an under-salaried ace pitcher, low-salaried routes for getting exposure to good teams, and some one-offs who can provide salary relief elsewhere.

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