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    The Heat Check: UFC Vegas 54

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 43:34

    Fresh off losing his belt, Jan Blachowicz will have a tough test in highly-touted prospect Aleksander Rakic in this weekend's light heavyweight main event. Which fighters are the best picks for daily fantasy on FanDuel? numberFire's Austin Swaim goes fight-by-fight through the 11 bouts discussing the main event, key MVP options, value plays, "Austin's Fight of the Night", and much more.

    The Heat Check: NASCAR AdventHealth 400 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 19:01

    Sunday's AdventHealth 400 in Kansas will be just the NASCAR Cup Series' second race at a 1.5-mile track this year. What can we learn from the first one in trying to build good FanDuel lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks back at Las Vegas, outlines key takeaways, and discusses which drivers stand out in each salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

    The Solo Shot: Friday 5/13/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 18:07

    Friday's MLB DFS main slate is littered with high-upside pitchers. Which of those arms should we build around within our FanDuel lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing his view of the starters, one hurler who stands above the rest, and which offenses we should prioritize when stacking.

    The Solo Shot: Thursday 5/12/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 17:45

    Thursday's main MLB DFS slate is short with just four games available. Which players stand out on the thin offering? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing one pitcher who separates from the rest, two others to consider, and the top offenses to stack on FanDuel.

    The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/11/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 18:32

    Wednesday's main MLB DFS slate features a high-profile pitching duel between Shohei Ohtani and Shane McClanahan. Which pitcher should we favor in our FanDuel lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the main slate, discussing Ohtani vs. McClanahan, whether any other pitchers are in their stratosphere, and the top offenses to stack.

    The Heat Check: PGA AT&T Byron Nelson 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 64:19

    This week's AT&T Byron Nelson is the PGA Tour's final tuneup before next week's PGA Championship, and it brings a loaded field. Which golfers should we target with stiff competition at TPC Craig Ranch? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the event, discussing the star-studded top end, which mid-range golfers stand out, and value plays to help us jam in more elite golfers on FanDuel.

    The Solo Shot: Tuesday 5/10/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 19:48

    Tuesday's 12-game daily fantasy baseball slate includes several standout pitchers who have gotten off to hot starts. Which of those options should we rank highest on FanDuel? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing his ranking of the pitchers, key offenses to prioritize, and hitters we can turn to when looking for dinger upside.

    The Solo Shot: Monday 5/9/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 20:32

    Monday's daily fantasy baseball slate brings a handful of pitchers capable of racking up double-digit strikeouts. Which of those arms should we prioritize on FanDuel? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing his ranking of the pitchers, the top offenses to stack on the slate, and some hitters with dinger upside in good parks for hitting.

    The Heat Check: UFC 274, Oliveira vs. Gaethje

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 58:24

    Saturday's pay-per-view in Arizona could feature wild upsets with credentialed, efficient veterans sitting as underdogs. Which fighters are the best picks for daily fantasy on FanDuel? numberFire's Austin Swaim goes fight-by-fight through the 15 bouts discussing the main event, key MVP options, value plays, "Austin's Fight of the Night", and much more.

    The Heat Check: NASCAR Goodyear 400 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 21:33

    The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Darlington for this week's Goodyear 400, a track that presents some unique opportunities for daily fantasy. How can we navigate those to fill out high-upside lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the race, discussing which data to emphasize, key strategies for DFS, and the top drivers in each FanDuel salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

    The Solo Shot: Friday 5/6/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 22:34

    Rain is threatening to wipe out some of the key pitchers on Friday's MLB DFS slate. Which arms can we trust among those likely to actually play? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing which games the rain will impact, which of those left standing we should prioritize, and the top stacks of the main slate.

    The Solo Shot: Thursday 5/5/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 21:28

    Thursday's main MLB DFS slate features a handful of pitchers whose results haven't matched their peripherals to open the year. How should we account for that within our lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing a pair of pitchers who have shown signs of hope despite their struggles, two arms primed to regress after hot starts, and other places to turn when looking for upside.

    The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/4/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 23:15

    A seven-game slate has a clear top ace to pay up for but where should you look for some affordable stacks tonight? numberFire's Tom Vecchio previews the slate, discussing two studs and a value play at pitcher, optimal stacks, and a powerful offense that may go overlooked.

    The Heat Check: PGA Wells Fargo Championship 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 24:05

    The Wells Fargo Championship is a PGA Tour schedule mainstay, but we're faced with an uncommon course for the week. What does that mean for course history and the upcoming event? numberFire's Brandon Gdula breaks down the key stats at TPC Potomac, discusses the viability of heavy favorite Rory McIlroy​, and provides his favorite daily fantasy golf picks and bets for the week.

    The Solo Shot: Tuesday 5/3/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 18:33

    Coors Field is on the slate, and several of MLB's top aces are on the bump on Tuesday. Which path should we choose to build MLB daily fantasy lineups? numberFire's Austin Swaim previews the slate by breaking down its top pitchers, best stacks, weather spots to watch, and two hitters he's eyeing for potential home runs.

    The Solo Shot: Monday 5/2/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 25:15

    With a clear set of top-tier pitchers to target tonight, which teams should you look to stack alongside them? numberFire's Tom Vecchio previews the slate, discussing two studs and a value play at pitcher, optimal stacks, and a powerful offense that may go overlooked.

    The Heat Check: UFC Vegas 53

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 40:11

    Though Rob Font missed weight on Friday, the main event is still on. Will Font or Marlon "Chito" Vera prevail? Which fighters are the best picks for daily fantasy on FanDuel? numberFire's Austin Swaim goes fight-by-fight through the 12 bouts discussing the main event, key MVP options, value plays, "Austin's Fight of the Night", and much more.

    The Solo Shot: Friday 4/29/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 25:21

    A loaded 13-game slate that also has Coors Field gives us plenty of options across the board. Which are the top pitchers you should look to trust tonight? numberFire's Tom Vecchio previews the slate, discussing two studs and a value play at pitcher, optimal stacks, and a powerful offense that may go overlooked.

    The Daily Deke: Friday 4/29/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 19:36

    The final day of the regular season is here but which teams have the motivation to keep playing and you should look to stack? The Daily Deke breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

    The Heat Check: NASCAR DuraMAX Drydene 400 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 21:16

    Sunday's NASCAR race in Dover will be the first of its kind as a high-banked, non-drafting oval in the next-generation car. How should we approach it in daily fantasy? In this episode, numberFire's Austin Swaim breaks down this weekend's track configuration and practice format, identifies his core strategy for building lineups, and goes through his driver rankings for Sunday.

    The Daily Deke: Thursday 4/28/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 16:40

    The final days of the regular season bring plenty of lineup changes for teams, who should you focus on stacking tonight? The Daily Deke breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

    The Solo Shot: Thursday 4/28/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 17:00

    Thursday's 10-game main slate has another early afternoon lock. Who should you prioritize today? numberFire's Austin Swaim previews the slate by breaking down its top pitchers, best stacks, weather spots to watch, and two hitters he's eyeing for potential home runs.

    The Solo Shot: Wednesday 4/27/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 23:08

    With two top aces on the slate and a number of strong offenses, who should you look to get in your lineups tonight? numberFire's Tom Vecchio previews the slate, discussing two studs and a value play at pitcher, optimal stacks, and a powerful offense that may go overlooked.

    The Daily Deke: Wednesday 4/27/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 18:16

    With some teams set to change their lineups, who should you be prioritizing to stack tonight? The Daily Deke breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

    The Heat Check: PGA Mexico Open at Vidanta 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 24:09

    The Mexico Open at Vidanta is a brand new event on the PGA Tour schedule. What should we expect to see this week in a field light on big names? numberFire's Brandon Gdula examines the course and how it might benefit certain golfers in the field and provides his favorite daily fantasy golf picks and bets for the week.

    The Daily Deke: Tuesday 4/26/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 18:28

    A massive 13-game has plenty of playoff implications but which teams should you target tonight? The Daily Deke breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

    The Solo Shot: Tuesday 4/26/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 20:45

    Tuesday's 11-game slate has a myriad of aces on the bump, but one stands above the rest. Who should you prioritize tonight? numberFire's Austin Swaim previews the slate, breaking down its top pitchers, best stacks, weather spots to watch, and two hitters he's eyeing for potential home runs.

    The Solo Shot: Monday 4/25/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 23:18

    A smaller five-game slate has a few elite pitchers to sort through, along with a few viable teams to stack. Who should you prioritize tonight? numberFire's Tom Vecchio previews the slate, discussing two studs and a value play at pitcher, optimal stacks, and a powerful offense that may go overlooked.

    The Heat Check: UFC Vegas 52

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 44:32

    Amanda Lemos, riding a five-fight winning streak, meets former strawweight division champion Jessica Andrade in her return to 115 pounds this weekend. Which fighters are the best picks for daily fantasy on FanDuel? numberFire's Austin Swaim goes fight-by-fight through the 12 bouts discussing the main event, key MVP options, value plays, "Austin's Fight of the Night", and much more.

    The Solo Shot: Friday 4/22/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 23:01

    A massive 13-game slate is headlined by Justin Verlander but is he the best pitching option to trust tonight? numberFire's Tom Vecchio previews the slate, discussing two studs and a value play at pitcher, optimal stacks, and a powerful offense that may go overlooked.

    The Daily Deke: Friday 4/22/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 17:39

    With only four games on the slate, where should you look to stack to be different in tournaments? The Daily Deke breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

    The Heat Check: NASCAR GEICO 500 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 20:42

    The NASCAR Cup Series will run its third pack-racing event of the year in Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega. How should our strategy there differ from what we did in Daytona? numberFire's Jim Sannes digs into past perfect lineups from Talladega to lay out the differences, discusses other strategies to implement, and outlines which drivers are worth monitoring in each salary tier prior to qualifying.

    The Daily Deke: Thursday 4/21/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 16:48

    The Panthers and Hurricanes are clear teams to stack, but where else can you look to stack in tournaments? The Daily Deke breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

    The Solo Shot: Thursday 4/21/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 19:16

    Thursday's MLB DFS slate is a six-gamer that locks at 1:10 pm Eastern, but it does bring a handful of quality pitchers to the table. Which arms should we prioritize? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing two studs and a value play at pitcher, optimal stacks, and a powerful offense that may go overlooked.

    The Solo Shot: Wednesday 4/20/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 20:35

    Wednesday's main MLB DFS slate features a handful of starters who have gotten off to hot starts in 2022. Which of those starts should we buy into, and of which should we remain wary? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing his view of this year's early risers, the top pitching options of the day, and optimal offenses for stacking.

    The Daily Deke: Wednesday 4/20/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 17:06

    With only four games on the slate, should you look to be contrarian in tournaments? The Daily Deke breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

    The Daily Deke: Tuesday 4/19/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 17:16

    Are any of the top chalky teams worth fading in tournaments tonight? The Daily Deke breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

    The Solo Shot: Tuesday 4/19/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 20:22

    Tuesday's MLB DFS slate features a handful of ace-level pitchers capable of generating a ceiling. Whose upside is highest of the bunch? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, detailing his two favorite arms available, a lower-salaried pitchers with upside despite a tough matchup, and the offenses we should build our lineups around.

    The Solo Shot: Monday 4/18/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 20:18

    Monday's MLB DFS slate features Clayton Kershaw at pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field. Which of the high-salaried options should we prioritize? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing his view of those two spendy options, ways to go with the chalk while being different, and low-salaried hitters to increase your flexibility with the rest of your lineup.

    The Daily Deke: Monday 4/18/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 18:41

    With three very clear favorites to stack, how should you approach things in tournaments tonight? The Daily Deke breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

    The Heat Check: UFC Vegas 51

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 53:20

    A welterweight rematch six years in the making headlines UFC's return to Las Vegas this weekend. Which fighters are the best picks for daily fantasy on FanDuel? numberFire's Austin Swaim goes fight-by-fight through the 14 bouts discussing the main event, key MVP options, value plays, "Austin's Fight of the Night", and much more.

    The Heat Check: NASCAR Food City Dirt Race 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 17:30

    The NASCAR Cup Series is set to race on Bristol dirt for the second time this Sunday. What can we learn from the debut heading into the Food City Dirt Race? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews Bristol, discussing key takeaways from 2021, which data mattered most last year, and drivers he's eyeing in each salary tier prior to practice on FanDuel.

    The Solo Shot: Friday 4/15/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 18:49

    Friday's MLB DFS slate features a handful of aces with big strikeout upside. Which of those pitchers should we prioritize? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing his ranking of the stud pitchers, which stacks to pair with them, and lower-salaried hitters who can help us get all the stars we want.

    The Solo Shot: Thursday 4/14/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 20:24

    Thursday's main daily fantasy baseball slate features high-salaried pitchers and a stackable game at Coors Field. How can we get a piece of both in our FanDuel lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing his view of the top-end pitchers, under-salaried hitters on the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs, and more.

    The Daily Deke: Thursday 4/14/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 19:30

    With nearly all of the league's best offenses on the slate, where should you be looking to stack in tournaments? The Daily Deke breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

    The Solo Shot: Wednesday 4/13/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 16:01

    Wednesday's main daily fantasy baseball slate features a handful of ace pitchers, all of whom are in play for DFS. Which hurler should we prioritize? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the main slate, discussing an upper-tier stud to build around, two pitchers with middling salaries and strikeout upside, and the top stacks of the day.

    The Heat Check: PGA RBC Heritage Open 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 56:54

    Even with The Masters having been last week, the field for this week's RBC Heritage Open is still littered with studs. Who should we build around for PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the slate, discussing the unique challenges of Harbour Town Golf Links, golfers who could benefit from the course, and the top options in each salary tier on FanDuel.

    The Solo Shot: Tuesday 4/12/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 17:27

    None of the pitchers on Tuesday's daily fantasy baseball slate come without red flags, making it necessary for us to determine whose red flags are least concerning. Who grades out best for MLB DFS after accounting for their downsides? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing three pitchers with the path to a ceiling, the top three offenses to stack, and more.

    The Daily Deke: Tuesday 4/12/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 19:09

    A massive 14-game slate features most of the elite offenses in the league, but where should you look to stack tonight? The Daily Deke breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

    The Solo Shot: Monday 4/11/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 20:27

    Teams are digging into the back ends of their rotations for Monday, and many of those pitchers aren't fully stretched out yet. Which options have the upside we need for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing three pitchers who seem to have relatively high pitch counts, one pitcher worth taking a risk on, and three offenses in prime spots to put up a big run total.

    The Heat Check: UFC 273, Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 48:16

    Two title fights at UFC 273 should create high-octane fantasy environments for all four combatants. Which fighters are the best picks for daily fantasy on FanDuel? numberFire's Austin Swaim goes fight-by-fight through the 12 bouts discussing the main event, key MVP options, value plays, "Austin's Fight of the Night", and much more.

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