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numberFire Daily Fantasy Podcasts

The numberFire daily fantasy podcast feed is dedi…
numberFire Daily Fantasy Podcasts

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The numberFire daily fantasy podcast feed is dedicated to providing data-driven DFS insights to help you build better rosters in daily fantasy football, basketball, baseball, and golf. This feed is the home to the Heat Check Fantasy Podcast and The Solo Shot.

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Episodes

The Solo Shot: Monday 8/19/19

Aug 19, 2019 00:24:06

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Trevor Bauer stands out as being the highest-profile pitcher on Monday's main daily fantasy baseball slate, but he has also had some bumpiness in his results of late. Should we still ride with Bauer as the top arm, or can we look elsewhere? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing how to handle Bauer, two alternative arms who can also get strikeouts, and which stacks should sit highest on our lists.

The Solo Shot: Friday 8/16/19

Aug 16, 2019 00:22:29

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Friday's slate features 15 games and seven pitchers with salaries of at least $9,000 on FanDuel. Which studs stand out, and can we squeeze out any value at the position? numberFire's Jim Sannes discusses that in previewing the slate, detailing the top two studs available and one lower-salaried arm before outlining the top stacks on the board.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Preseason Week 2

Aug 15, 2019 01:27:38

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Which players could pop in Week 2 of the preseason for daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the action, detailing players they expect to get the most run for Thursday's (2:30), Friday's (37:18), and Saturday's (58:42) main slates.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 8/15/19

Aug 15, 2019 00:23:27

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With eight games on Thursday's main daily fantasy baseball slate, which pitchers and stacks should we target? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks it down, discussing two top-end arms and one value play to consider at pitcher, a pair of high-powered offenses in favorable matchups, and more.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Bass Pro Shops Night Race

Aug 14, 2019 00:28:16

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With 500 laps on the docket for Saturday night in the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol, how do we need to alter our strategies for daily fantasy NASCAR? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks that down, outlining why we should target drivers in "waves," why we shouldn't ignore place-differential despite the emphasis on laps led, and which drivers stand out in each salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 8/14/19

Aug 14, 2019 00:24:22

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With Clayton Kershaw's start moved back to Wednesday, is he the obvious top play at pitcher for the main slate? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the six-game offering, discussing how a different slate should alter our view of Kershaw, some alternatives at pitcher, and three offenses that should get our attention for stacking.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA BMW Championship

Aug 13, 2019 01:04:50

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This week's BMW Championship is the final event for golfers to position themselves in the FedEx Cup Playoff standings before the season-ending Tour Championship. Which golfers can rise to the occasion and crank out elite scores for daily fantasy? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing which of the studs they're prioritizing, which value plays can help us afford the studs, and what type of roster construction they're looking to deploy.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 8/13/19

Aug 13, 2019 00:24:40

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Clayton Kershaw is in a peachy matchup with the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, but he's also $12,000 on FanDuel. Should we find the salary to plug Kershaw into our lineups, or can we save and look elsewhere? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing which pitchers have the upside to challenge Kershaw as the night's top arm, a couple of stacks to prioritize, and more. (NOTE: Kershaw has since been pushed back to Wednesday. Dustin May will instead start for the Dodgers.)

The Solo Shot: Monday 8/12/19

Aug 12, 2019 00:23:02

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With pitching thin on an eight-game slate, which arms can we trust Monday in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes outlines thoughts on Zack Greinke before diving into two cheaper arms who could allow you to spend up at hitter and which stacks we should prioritize.

The Solo Shot: Friday 8/9/19

Aug 9, 2019 00:22:30

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With plenty of aces to choose from on Friday's daily fantasy baseball slate, which arm should we turn to most often when filling out lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the main slate, discussing one high-end stud who is worth prioritizing, a mid-range pitcher regaining his old form, and the offenses that stand out for from a stacking perspective.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Consumers Energy 400

Aug 8, 2019 00:25:36

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is headed back to Michigan for the second time this year for Sunday's Consumers Energy 400. What do we need to know from a roster-construction perspective before filling out daily fantasy NASCAR lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the data, discussing what we can learn from June's race, why balanced rosters are a preferred option, and where we can find value in each salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 8/8/19

Aug 8, 2019 00:23:05

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Thursday's eight-game daily fantasy baseball slate features a healthy number of legit ace pitchers, making it hard to find high-upside stacks. Which offenses seem to have the ability to post a big run total on the slate? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the offering, discussing two stacks that stand above the crowd, two others to consider, and a ranking of those elite arms at your disposal.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Preseason Week 1

Aug 7, 2019 01:10:46

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With 11 games on Thursday's Week 1 preseason daily fantasy football slate, which plays stand out at each position? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate, giving a game-by-game breakdown of playing time, injuries, position battles, and more in attempting to pinpoint which players could see the field often enough to warrant usage in NFL DFS.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 8/7/19

Aug 7, 2019 00:24:53

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With a four-game early-only and five-game main slate on tap Wednesday, which players stand out for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both offerings, discussing two pitchers and two stacks to target on each. To skip to the early-only breakdown, jump to the 14:21 mark in the podcast.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA THE NORTHERN TRUST

Aug 6, 2019 00:59:04

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The 2019 FedEx Cup Playoffs get underway Thursday at Liberty National Golf Club, the site of this year's NORTHERN TRUST. Which golfers should we target in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the event, discussing which archetype of golfer figures to perform best, which of the studs we should prioritize, and where we can find some safe value plays.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 8/6/19

Aug 6, 2019 00:24:00

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With 14 games on Tuesday's main daily fantasy baseball slate, several aces are set to toe the rubber. Which ones should we trust in MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the top options, discusses two cheaper pitchers worthy of attention, and outlines the top stacks of the night.

The Solo Shot: Monday 8/5/19

Aug 5, 2019 00:22:32

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Both Lucas Giolito and Charlie Morton are fantasy aces with favorable matchups on Monday night. Which one should we favor in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both pitchers and picks a preferred arm before detailing the top offenses to stack on the main slate.

The Solo Shot: Friday 8/2/19

Aug 2, 2019 00:24:13

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A 12-game slate on tap tonight brings us Coors Field and a few pitchers over $10K. What stacks can we look at outside of Coors who still bring power upside? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate, discussing how we should handle deGrom, which cheaper pitchers could post a big total, and which stacks we can target, both when paying up for deGrom and when saving salary at pitcher.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 8/1/19

Aug 1, 2019 00:27:25

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With two elite pitchers over $11,000, which one should we be targeting for cash games or tournaments on a smaller six-game slate? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate, discussing how we should handle deGrom, which cheaper pitchers could post a big total, and which stacks we can target, both when paying up for deGrom and when saving salary at pitcher.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR GoBowling at the Glen

Jul 31, 2019 00:27:52

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Watkins Glen is a different track than Sonoma, which means we may need to deploy different strategies for daily fantasy NASCAR this Sunday. What's our ideal roster construction for the GoBowling at the Glen? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks that down, discussing targeted starting ranges, the impact of inspection on Sunday morning, and how we can identify which drivers are poised for a good run.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 7/31/19

Jul 31, 2019 00:25:07

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Jacob deGrom is the clear top option for Wednesday's main daily fantasy baseball slate, but he's also $12,000 on FanDuel. Should we find the salary to lock in deGrom, or can we rely on a cheaper option? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing how we should handle deGrom, which cheaper pitchers could post a big total, and which stacks we can target, both when paying up for deGrom and when saving salary at pitcher.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Wyndham Championship

Jul 30, 2019 01:07:46

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This weekend's Wyndham Championship is the PGA Tour's final tune-up before the FedEx Cup Playoffs tee off next week. Which golfers could enter the playoffs on a high note at Sedgefield Country Club? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the event, discussing their favorite golfers in each salary tier, which archetype of golfer tends to do best at Sedgefield, and what type of roster construction they plan to deploy.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 7/30/19

Jul 30, 2019 00:26:20

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Tuesday's daily fantasy baseball slate has plenty of stud pitchers, but almost all of them are in dicey matchups. Are we able to trust any of them, or should we simply save salary and look elsewhere? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing which of the studs we should rank highest, two cheaper alternatives, and which stacks stick out most.

The Solo Shot: Monday 7/29/19

Jul 29, 2019 00:23:34

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With just seven games on Monday's main daily fantasy baseball slate, which pitchers and stacks should we target? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing a stud pitcher who could be better than he appears, two value arms, and three offenses capable of posting a big total.

The Solo Shot: Friday 7/26/19

Jul 26, 2019 00:23:38

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On Friday's slate, Zack Greinke gets a wildly favorable matchup with the Miami Marlins. Should we take the easy route and use him as our pitcher or look elsewhere, trying to find extra strikeout upside? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing his preferred targets for cash games and tournaments, which offenses stand out for stacking, and more.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 7/25/19

Jul 25, 2019 00:21:16

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With just six games on Thursday's main slate, trustworthy pitching is hard to find. Which arms can compensate for low floors with tempting upside? The Solo Shot breaks down the slate, discussing the three pitchers who have a big game within their range of outcomes, three offenses positioned in plus matchups, and more.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Gander RV 400

Jul 24, 2019 00:24:10

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What did we learn from June's race in Pocono, and how can we apply that to daily fantasy as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns for the Gander RV 400? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the numbers from June's race, discusses what that means for strategies as we fill out lineups, and runs through the top drivers in each salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 7/24/19

Jul 24, 2019 00:24:56

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Wednesday's main slate features a solid number of respectable pitchers, which can make stacking difficult on an eight-game offering. After considering the matchups, which offenses are capable of posting a big run total? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the top options there while also ranking the arms you should consider for your pitching slot.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

Jul 23, 2019 01:04:21

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TPC Southwind will host a WGC event for the first time this weekend, setting up a no-cut event for the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Which of the studs should sit highest on our priority list? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing their favorite golfers in each salary tier, roster construction, and much more.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 7/23/19

Jul 23, 2019 00:25:45

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Tuesday's slate is overflowing with aces, giving us abundant quality options for daily fantasy baseball. Which of those options should we favor in each contest type? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the main slate, ranking the top pitchers for both cash games and tournaments, discussing a potential value arm to consider, and running through the top offenses to stack for the night.

The Solo Shot: Monday 7/22/19

Jul 22, 2019 00:24:45

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Robbie Ray seems to be in a sure-fire spot Monday against the Baltimore Orioles, but he tends to be a bit of a volatile option. Should we trust him on the main slate in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down Ray's outlook against the Orioles and discusses how to handle him before running through alternative pitchers and the top stacks of the night.

The Solo Shot: Friday 7/19/19

Jul 19, 2019 00:24:17

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Friday's slate for daily fantasy baseball features five stud pitchers with salaries higher than $10,000 on FanDuel. Which one should we target most heavily for each contest type? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through those studs, ranking them for both cash games and tournaments, before running through which offenses we should favor for our stacks.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 7/18/19

Jul 18, 2019 00:23:12

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Outside of Trevor Bauer, a good chunk of Thursday's stud pitchers in daily fantasy baseball have tough matchups. When we're not using Bauer, which arms should we favor? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks that down, discussing one mid-range and one value alternative to Bauer before running through the top stacks on the board.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

Jul 17, 2019 00:22:20

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​With passing figuring to be difficult Sunday in New Hampshire, how do we need to alter our strategies for daily fantasy NASCAR? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, discussing how the lack of passing impacts roster construction, whether we can still find solid place-differential plays, and which drivers stand out in each salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 7/17/19

Jul 17, 2019 00:23:19

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With some of Wednesday's top arms in tough spots, which pitchers could leap up from the second tier and post a big score in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing three arms worthy of consideration, the stacks we should favor, and where we can find some top-end value plays at hitter.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 7/16/19

Jul 16, 2019 00:23:18

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Tuesday's slate for daily fantasy baseball features three stud pitchers who stand out above the rest of the crowd. Which of those aces should we trust most? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks it all down, ranking those three studs, discussing which stacks have the ability to blow up, and running through potential value plays at hitter to help you afford the pitcher of your choosing.

The Solo Shot: Monday 7/15/19

Jul 15, 2019 00:23:36

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With high-salaried bats looking mighty tempting Monday night, which mid-salaried pitchers can we trust in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the top options from the middle tier, discussing one cash-game option and two for tournaments before running through which of the stud hitters we should prioritize on the main slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA The Open Championship

Jul 12, 2019 01:10:56

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The golf world is set to wrap up the 2019 major season next weekend with The Open Championship. What do we need to know about Royal Portrush Golf Club before filling out lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the event, discussing the course, which types of golfers could succeed there, and which golfers they're targeting in each salary tier for PGA DFS.

The Solo Shot: Friday 7/12/19

Jul 12, 2019 00:22:17

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From a talent perspective, Gerrit Cole is the top pitcher on the board Friday night. But he's pitching in warm weather in Arlington, Texas, which very much favors hitters. Can we still use Cole in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks that down, discussing how we should handle Cole, which alternative pitchers could post a big score, and which stacks we should prioritize.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Quaker State 400

Jul 11, 2019 00:27:23

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With three races at tracks similar to Kentucky already in the books for 2019, what can we learn from them, and how do they alter our strategy for Saturday night's Quaker State 400? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks back at those past races and discusses the big takeaways before running through the top drivers in each salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA John Deere Classic

Jul 9, 2019 00:34:03

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A field full of young studs heads to TPC Deere Run for the John Deere Classic. Which golfers can we rely on this week in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula breaks down the field and discusses daily fantasy roster construction and betting values.

The Solo Shot: Friday 7/5/19

Jul 5, 2019 00:20:27

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With Justin Verlander, Jacob deGrom, and Clayton Kershaw all on Friday's slate, who stands out the most for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing which of those studs we should prioritize, a value pitcher who has been improving of late, and which stacks have the blow-up potential we need for tournaments.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Coke Zero Sugar 400

Jul 3, 2019 00:26:10

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July's Daytona race is wildly different from the product we see in February. Does that alter the way we attack the track in daily fantasy NASCAR? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the Coke Zero Sugar 400, discussing roster construction, tournament strategies, and which drivers stand out in each salary tier prior to qualifying.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 7/3/19

Jul 3, 2019 00:24:05

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With value hard to find at hitter, which cost-effective pitchers can we trust Wednesday in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing two options with reduced price tags who could come through, where you can find some value hitters within high-end stacks, and much more.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA 3M Open

Jul 2, 2019 01:01:10

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Brooks Koepka enters this week's 3M Open as a favorite once again, but Koepka has at times struggled in non-majors. How should we handle Koepka this week with that in mind? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing what they're doing with Koepka, which of the second-tier studs has the best odds of snagging a win, and which value plays they like most when they decide to go stars-and-scrubs.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 7/2/19

Jul 2, 2019 00:24:30

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Tuesday's slate presents a number of solid options at pitcher, all with respectable upside. Is there one who stands out relative to the rest? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing one pitcher who seemingly has the best floor and upside, two other tournament options at the position, and which offenses could put up big totals Tuesday despite poor park factors.

The Solo Shot: Monday 7/1/19

Jul 1, 2019 00:23:19

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Monday's slate lacks a clear-cut ace we can lean on in daily fantasy baseball. Where should we turn at the position when searching for tournament upside? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing three pitchers who could post a solid total, three stacks worthy of consideration, and much more.

The Solo Shot: Friday 6/28/19

Jun 28, 2019 00:23:21

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Friday's daily fantasy baseball slate features Jacob deGrom as the lone top-tier fantasy ace available, but he's in a tough matchup with the Atlanta Braves. Should we find the salary for deGrom or save a bit in order to plug in stud hitters? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing deGrom's matchup, a value pitcher with strikeout upside, and which of the expensive hitters we should prioritize.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 6/27/19

Jun 27, 2019 00:24:17

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With four games on Thursday's main slate and six on the early-only, which pitchers and stacks should we target for each? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both offerings, discussing two pitchers and two stacks worthy of consideration. To skip the early-only breakdown, jump to the 11:14 mark in the podcast.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Camping World 400

Jun 26, 2019 00:26:16

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With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heading to a pass-heavy track in Chicagoland, what do we need to know before filling out daily fantasy lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks that down, discussing what type of roster construction we should be looking for this week, how NASCAR's schedule should impact our lineup-building process, and which drivers stand out in each salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 6/26/19

Jun 26, 2019 00:24:48

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The St. Louis Cardinals have been in a massive slump recently, but on Wednesday, they get a matchup with a pitcher who has struggled to suppress hard contact. Is that enough to get us to stack this rudderless offense? numberFire's Jim Sannes digs into the numbers to attempt to answer that question. Additionally, the podcast runs through the top three pitchers of the night and which other offenses we should look to stack.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Rocket Mortgage Classic

Jun 25, 2019 01:02:30

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With Dustin Johnson a heavy favorite entering the Rocket Mortgage Classic, we need to find value plays in order to afford him in daily fantasy golf. Which lower-salaried options could come through this weekend? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the event, discussing how they're handling Johnson, their favorite value plays, and what type of roster construction they're looking to deploy.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 6/25/19

Jun 25, 2019 00:24:58

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When filling out lineups for daily fantasy baseball Tuesday, the first question you will likely ask is whether you should go with Max Scherzer or Gerrit Cole. numberFire's Jim Sannes attempts to solve that conundrum, providing the case for each pitcher before picking a preferred option. Additionally, the podcast goes through some cheaper pitchers with upside and discusses which stacks you can target when trying to afford Scherzer and Cole.

The Solo Shot: Monday 6/24/19

Jun 24, 2019 00:23:26

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Each of the top-end starters on Monday's daily fantasy baseball slate has some sort of red flag that makes them a risky selection. Which of the mid-tier arms has the ability to post a big score and be the top pitcher of the night? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the offering, discussing two lower-salaried pitchers to target, an ace in a tough matchup who is still worthy of consideration, and which offenses we should look to stack.

The Solo Shot: Friday 6/21/19

Jun 21, 2019 00:24:41

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It seems obvious that Chris Sale is the top pitcher on Friday's daily fantasy baseball slate. But who should sit second on our lists? numberFire's Jim Sannes lays out the case for two separate pitchers before picking the top Sale alternative. Additionally, the podcast discusses a value arm in a plus matchup and offenses that provide us the value we need in order to afford Sale or another stud pitcher.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 6/20/19

Jun 20, 2019 00:22:18

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With several second-tier fantasy aces on Thursday's daily fantasy baseball slate, which is in the best spot to put up a big point total? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing one high-salaried pitcher who could continue a hot streak, two lower-salaried pitchers with strikeout upside, and a high-powered offense in a plus matchup for stacking.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350

Jun 19, 2019 00:24:28

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With just 90 laps in Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, what types of strategies should we be looking to deploy in daily fantasy NASCAR? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the race, discussing roster construction, how we should identify drivers who will perform well during the race, and which drivers stand out in each salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 6/19/19

Jun 19, 2019 00:23:46

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Wednesday's daily fantasy baseball slate features a good number of pitchers capable of generating significant upside. Which ones stand out most, and which hold the edge for cash games and tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing an ideal target for each game type, a value pitcher who has an untapped ceiling, and which offenses are the most appealing for stacks. (UPDATE: The Washington Nationals​ expect Max Scherzer​ to start tonight's game against the Philadelphia Phillies​.)

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Travelers Championship

Jun 18, 2019 01:13:10

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With Brooks Koepka a heavy favorite entering the Travelers Championship, how should we handle him in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing how they're handling Koepka, which secondary studs could make a run at the trophy, and which value plays they dig most prior to Thursday.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 6/18/19

Jun 18, 2019 00:24:33

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Tuesday's slate presents attractive pitchers in each salary tier. Should we pay up for Justin Verlander or save some money on enticing value plays? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing which of the pitchers should stand out most, why the St. Louis Cardinals' offense could bounce back from a rough outing last week, and where we can find high-upside bats to pair with our pitchers.

The Solo Shot: Monday 6/17/19

Jun 17, 2019 00:24:48

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Monday's main slate for daily fantasy baseball lacks a clear-cut top option at pitcher, creating a bit of a murky slate. Which pitchers can we turn to when looking for safety, and which have a higher ceiling? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing one pitcher to lean on for cash games, two alternatives with the upside for tournaments, and which stacks stand out most.

The Solo Shot: Friday 6/14/19

Jun 14, 2019 00:22:51

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Friday's slate is a full 15-game offering with juicy pitchers across the board. Which arms stand out in each salary tier? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks that down, discussing a sure-fire stud to build around in cash games, two lower-salaried arms with strikeout upside, and which offenses we should look to stack.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 6/13/19

Jun 13, 2019 00:22:08

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Thursday's daily fantasy baseball slate features a handful of stud pitchers who are all appealing options for both cash games and tournaments. Which arms should we turn to most often? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing which two studs we should rank highest, a value play who could be in line for a bounce-back, and where we can find value at hitter in order to afford our high-salaried hurlers.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 6/12/19

Jun 12, 2019 00:23:58

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Justin Verlander is the most talented pitcher on Wednesday's daily fantasy baseball slate, but he finds himself in a tough matchup with the Milwaukee Brewers. Should we stick with Verlander in DFS or save salary and look elsewhere? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the main slate, discussing Verlander's matchup, some cheaper alternatives, and a game between two bad offenses that could feature plenty of runs.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 6/11/19

Jun 11, 2019 00:24:56

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With safety scarce on Tuesday's daily fantasy baseball slate, which pitchers have the upside to justify their respective red flags? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks that down, discussing a top-end starter who could be cheaper than he should be, two value options with some sneaky upside, and which bats we should prioritize if we spend down at pitcher.

The Solo Shot: Monday 6/10/19

Jun 10, 2019 00:22:54

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In order to afford Chris Sale at $11,800 on Monday's daily fantasy baseball slate, you're going to have to find some value at hitter. Which offenses lend us enough savings to help us plug in the stud lefty? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down Monday's slate, discussing whether Sale is worth the lofty salary, some cheaper alternatives at pitcher, and value hitters to target for when you do want to deploy Sale.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA U.S. Open

Jun 7, 2019 01:19:43

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The PGA Tour heads to Pebble Beach on Thursday for the U.S. Open, the third major of 2019. What do we need to know before filling out daily fantasy golf lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down which types of golfers tend to succeed at Pebble Beach, what type of roster construction they're looking to utilize, and which golfers stand out most in each salary tier.

The Solo Shot: Friday 6/7/19

Jun 7, 2019 00:23:20

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Friday's 14-game daily fantasy baseball slate includes a handful of high-end aces, some of whom have had some struggles recently. Should we go back to them here, or should we save a bit of salary on less-proven arms? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing one arm to target for cash games, two cheaper pitchers who are viable for tournaments, and both high- and low-priced stacks to fit the pitcher of your choice.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 6/6/19

Jun 6, 2019 00:22:40

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Which pitchers and stacks stand out Thursday for the five-game early-only and main slates? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both offerings, discussing two pitchers and two stacks you should target for each. To jump to the early-only slate breakdown, skip to the 11:48 mark in the podcast.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR FireKeepers Casino 400

Jun 5, 2019 00:27:06

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NASCAR's new rules package seems tailored to tracks like Michigan. How do those rules influence our process for daily fantasy NASCAR in the FireKeepers Casino 400? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through that and discusses what an ideal roster construction looks like, how qualifying could impact strategy, and which drivers stand out in each salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 6/5/19

Jun 5, 2019 00:22:54

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Wednesday's slate presents a bit of a dilemma. Do we pay up for Chris Sale and his ever-flowing upside, or do we save some salary there and target Jimmy Nelson in his long-awaited return from the injured list? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the main slate, discussing how to handle Sale and Nelson, a potential tournament pivot who could fly under the radar, and which offenses we should look to stack.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA RBC Canadian Open

Jun 4, 2019 01:03:19

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There's a definitive upper tier of studs before a fairly significant dropoff for daily fantasy golf entering the RBC Canadian Open. How should that influence the way we build rosters? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing their roster construction for the week, which of the studs they're prioritizing, and where they'll find value in order to afford the studs.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 6/4/19

Jun 4, 2019 00:25:24

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On a loaded 15-game daily fantasy baseball slate, which pitchers have the upside to separate from the pack? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing a pitcher to build around for cash games, some lower-salaried arms to consider for tournaments, and high-upside stacks that also bring enough value to help you pay up at pitcher.​

The Solo Shot: Monday 6/3/19

Jun 3, 2019 00:17:29

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With just three games on Monday's daily fantasy baseball slate, which pitchers and stacks should we be able to trust? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the offering, discussing thoughts on all six starting pitchers and whether we should look to use them in our pitcher slot, stack against them, or both.

The Solo Shot: Friday 5/31/19

May 31, 2019 00:24:15

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Friday's slate features a handful of pitchers with upside who have at least one question mark surrounding them or their matchup. Which hurlers can overcome those doubts and be a top-tier play for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the top options, discussing a rough start over the weekend for Caleb Smith, whether Yu Darvish is finally over his walk issues, and which offenses we should look to stack.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Pocono 400

May 30, 2019 00:22:31

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Upside has been hard to find in daily fantasy NASCAR at Pocono in the past, and that may be more true as the new rules package makes its debut there this weekend. How does this impact strategy for NASCAR DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks that down, discussing how our rosters should differ from other tracks, where we could potentially find upside, and which drivers stand out in each salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 5/30/19

May 30, 2019 00:24:47

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Thursday's slate for daily fantasy baseball lacks a pitcher who is devoid of red flags for one reason or another. Which arm is worth the risk? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down three risky options who could pay big dividends, a high-powered offense in a plus matchup, and some value hitters who can help you afford the stud pitcher of your choice. (NOTE: Thursday's game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees has since been postponed due to rain.)

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/29/19

May 29, 2019 00:25:09

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For Wednesday's daily fantasy baseball slate, it's fairly obvious that Blake Snell is the top option. But which other arms stand out besides him? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the main slate, discussing alternatives to Snell, another juicy matchup in Coors Field, and places you can find value hitters if you want to try to afford Snell.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA The Memorial Tournament

May 28, 2019 01:13:54

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With Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy both set to tee it up at Muirfield Village for the Memorial Tournament, which stud should we favor in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the event, discussing where they're leaning at the top of the player pool, which second-tier studs could emerge, and which value plays will help them afford golfers like Woods and McIlroy.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 5/28/19

May 28, 2019 00:27:22

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Tuesday's 15-game slate lacks a true stud pitcher in a plus matchup. Which arms could emerge and net us big point totals in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks it all down, discussing a pitcher who has been better than his numbers would say recently, another whose surge is legit, and which stacks we should target in order to fill out our rosters. (NOTE: Lucas Giolito is pitching in the second game between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals and would receive zero points if that game were to start before 8:10 pm Eastern.)

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Coca-Cola 600

May 24, 2019 00:27:18

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With 400 laps and 600 miles set for Sunday night in Charlotte, the Coca-Cola 600 is a unique beast for daily fantasy NASCAR. What do we need to know before filling out lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks it all down, discussing roster construction and where we can find value. Sannes also provides a tier-by-tier breakdown of which drivers stand out for DFS after Thursday night's qualifying session.​

The Solo Shot: Friday 5/24/19

May 24, 2019 00:25:17

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Both Blake Snell and Chris Sale have tough matchups on a night with plenty of attractive high-priced bats. Is that enough to get us to pass them up and focus on a value pitcher instead? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing how to handle Snell and Sale, two value arms that stand out, and which of the high-priced batters you should prioritize.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 5/23/19

May 23, 2019 00:25:16

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With a juicy five-game slate on tap for the early-only offering, which pitchers and stacks should we target in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes goes in depth on the early-only slate, which locks at 12:10 pm Eastern. Sannes also gives a brief rundown of the main slate beginning at the 19:19 mark in the podcast.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/22/19

May 22, 2019 00:22:36

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Wednesday's slate features all of Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom, and Gerrit Cole on the bump for their respective teams. Which ace stands out most for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks it all down, discussing which of those three should sit atop our lists, a value arm also worth consideration, and some high-upside stacks that could also help you afford the stud pitcher of your choice.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Charles Schwab Challenge

May 21, 2019 01:12:40

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Unlike many courses on the PGA Tour, Colonial Country Club is one where golfers must emphasize hitting fairways rather than launching it off the tee. Which golfers can take advantage of that and excel in the Charles Schwab Challenge? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the weekend, discussing who stands out once accounting for the course, how weather may alter their approach, and what type of roster construction they plan to deploy.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 5/21/19

May 21, 2019 00:23:59

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With a full 15-game slate on tap Tuesday night, which pitchers and stacks stand out most for daily fantasy baseball lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing both high- and low-salaried pitchers to consider, the top offenses to stack, and where we can find value at hitter in order to afford a stud pitcher.

The Solo Shot: Monday 5/20/19

May 19, 2019 00:22:22

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With no sure-fire top option at pitcher Monday in daily fantasy baseball, where should we turn for cash games and tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the top options for both formats before discussing a lower-salaried arm to consider and several offenses that could put up big run totals for stacking.

The Solo Shot: Friday 5/17/19

May 17, 2019 00:21:47

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Friday's slate features three top-tier aces we tend to favor in daily fantasy baseball. Which stands out most for cash games, and should we turn somewhere else in tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks it all down, discussing the top pitchers in each contest type, which offenses we should look to stack, and where we can find value in order to afford the stud hurlers.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 5/16/19

May 16, 2019 00:23:43

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With four games on the early-only slate and five on the main, which pitchers and stacks should we target on each? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both offerings, discussing two pitchers and two stacks for each in previewing Thursday's action. To skip to the early-only slate discussion, jump to the 12:54 mark in the podcast.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR All-Star Race

May 15, 2019 00:13:33

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With a funky format and some rules modifications for Saturday's Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race, what do we need to know before filling out our daily fantasy lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through how Saturday's race will be different from points-paying races, how that impacts strategies for DFS, and how we should look to build rosters based on where drivers start.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/15/19

May 15, 2019 00:24:10

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Wednesday's slate features one high-salaried ace in Justin Verlander in a plus matchup against the Detroit Tigers. Should we find the salary to plug Verlander in, or can some cheaper alternatives come through with big nights? numberFire's Jim Sannes discusses which arms stand out most on the main slate plus how to handle the Tampa Bay Rays' pitching situation and which offenses we should look to stack.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 5/14/19

May 14, 2019 00:23:27

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Earlier in 2019, Chris Sale and Caleb Smith were great plays for daily fantasy baseball because they came with reduced salaries. Now that they're the two most expensive pitchers on the main slate, can we continue to buy in? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down those two pitchers and how to handle them Tuesday, some cheaper alternatives, and where you can find value at hitter when looking to pay for the stud arms.

The Solo Shot: Monday 5/13/19

May 13, 2019 00:24:22

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Monday's slate features a bunch of pitchers who possess a wide range of outcomes. Which have the ability to hit the high end of their variance on this slate? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks at one risky pitcher in a plus matchup who could find success and several other volatile arms we should look to stack against.

The Solo Shot: Friday 5/10/19

May 9, 2019 00:22:08

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With several second-tier studs in plus matchups Friday for daily fantasy baseball, where should we turn in cash games and tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes outlines the top options at pitcher for both game types before discussing Shohei Ohtani's return to DFS relevancy and the top stacks for the main slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Championship

May 9, 2019 01:16:34

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With the PGA Championship just around the corner, which golfers should we target in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate, discussing how they're handling Tiger Woods off his Masters victory, which overlooked studs could hoist the trophy, and which value plays they trust most.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 5/9/19

May 9, 2019 00:26:20

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With five games on both the early-only and main slates Thursday, which players should we build around for each? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both offerings, discussing two pitchers and two stacks apiece. To skip to the early-only slate analysis, jump to the 14:38 mark in the podcast.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Digital Ally 400

May 8, 2019 00:26:04

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For the fourth time this season, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be running its full new aerodynamics rules package. What can we learn from those races, and what do they mean for daily fantasy NASCAR at Kansas? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks it all down by looking at past Kansas races and what the first three races have shown to formulate a strategy entering the weekend. Then Sannes discusses the top drivers in each salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/8/19

May 8, 2019 00:25:57

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With Chris Sale figuring to be popular Wednesday in daily fantasy baseball, should we plug him into our pitcher slot or look elsewhere? numberFire's Jim Sannes answers that question, outlines alternatives at pitcher, and discusses a couple of offenses to stack that could fly under the radar on the main slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA AT&T Byron Nelson

May 7, 2019 01:05:34

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With Brooks Koepka entering the AT&T Byron Nelson as a heavy favorite, how should we handle him in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes discuss how they will use Koepka based on contest type, where they will go when not using Koepka, and which value plays will help them afford Koepka.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 5/7/19

May 7, 2019 00:25:05

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Tuesday's daily fantasy baseball slate lacks a clear-cut pitcher to target in cash games. Where do we turn for our cash game rosters, and which pitchers have the upside we need for tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing which pitchers fit each game type, whether the San Francisco Giants are capable of exploiting a good situation, and why we should continue to stack the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Solo Shot: Monday 5/6/19

May 6, 2019 00:26:52

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Which of the high-profile aces on Monday's slate stands out most for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the offering, discussing one pitcher who stands above the rest, how we should rank the others, and which offenses we can turn to in order to find some value hitters.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Championship First Look

May 3, 2019 00:43:05

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With the PGA Championship just two weeks away, which golfers should we view as the favorites entering golf's second major? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes take an initial look at the field, discussing the opening betting odds along with the FanDuel salaries to pinpoint golfers they are monitoring prior to Bethpage.

The Solo Shot: Friday 5/3/19

May 3, 2019 00:26:49

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Friday's slate features a boatload of pitchers who are in play for daily fantasy and have plenty of strikeout upside. How should we rank those options? numberFire's Jim Sannes lays out the appeal behind each pitcher and discusses who should sit atop our lists before running through the top stacks and value hitters of the night.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 5/2/19

May 2, 2019 00:25:29

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Thursday offers a four-game early-only slate and a two-game main slate. Which pitchers and hitters should we target in each? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both offerings, discussing why David Price is the no-doubt top arm on the main slate, a sneaky stack on the early-only, and much more. To jump to the early-only slate analysis, skip to the 13:19 mark in the podcast.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Gander RV 400

May 1, 2019 00:27:03

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With 400 laps scheduled at Dover this Sunday, what strategies do we need to know for daily fantasy NASCAR? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks back at past races to see what we can learn before discussing roster construction, how to identify drivers who will run well, and the top drivers in each salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/1/19

May 1, 2019 00:26:49

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Even with Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom, Corey Kluber, and Aaron Nola all on the same slate, is it possible we could turn to someone else in cash games on Wednesday night? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing a slightly less-well-known hurler to target in both cash and tournaments, how to rank the studs if not using the other pitcher, and which offenses stand out from a stacking perspective.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Wells Fargo Championship

Apr 30, 2019 01:13:11

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Rory McIlroy is the heavy favorite as the PGA Tour heads to Quail Hollow for the Wells Fargo Championship. Should McIlroy be our top option in daily fantasy, or should we look at a second tier of studs right behind him? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the event, discussing how they're handling McIlroy, which of the second-tier studs they like most, and which value plays bring a blend of safety and upside.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 4/30/19

Apr 30, 2019 00:26:13

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On a slate overflowing with elite pitchers, who stands out most for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs down all the top options and ranks them for cash games and tournaments before breaking down the top stacks of the day, where you can find value with upside in hitters, and what impact weather may have on the slate.

The Solo Shot: Monday 4/29/19

Apr 29, 2019 00:24:30

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Monday's daily fantasy baseball slate features several high-end aces who find themselves in tough matchups. Should we roll the dice on the studs or look elsewhere at pitcher? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the main slate, discussing a pitcher on the rise of late, another pitcher trending the opposite direction whom we could stack against, and why weather should encourage us to stack a certain offense in an otherwise middling matchup.

The Solo Shot: Friday 4/26/19

Apr 26, 2019 00:23:07

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At long last, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.​ is set to make his MLB debut Friday night. Can we indulge in the hype and use him in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down Guerrero's matchup and discusses how to handle him before running through the top pitching options on the slate and which offenses we should look to stack.​

The Solo Shot: Thursday 4/25/19

Apr 25, 2019 00:22:21

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Four pitchers on Thursday's main slate have a legitimate case for being the top arm on the board. Which one should we favor in daily fantasy baseball once we account for their salaries and matchups? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the cases behind all four pitchers and ranks them before discussing which offenses we should be looking to stack.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR GEICO 500

Apr 24, 2019 00:27:56

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With no restrictor plates on the cars at Talladega for the first time since 1987, what kind of racing should we expect, and what does that mean for our daily fantasy NASCAR lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down potential implications of the new rules package, how we should be looking to build our rosters, and which drivers stand out in each salary tier prior to qualifying.​

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 4/24/19

Apr 24, 2019 00:25:49

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Wednesday's main slate offers several high-strikeout pitchers, a couple of whom are beginning to rebound after a slow start to the year. Which of the pitchers should we favor in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing his favorite pitching options along with three teams we should look to stack. Sannes also does a brief breakdown of the early-only slate beginning at the 20:07 mark in the podcast.

The Daily Iso: Tuesday 4/23/19

Apr 23, 2019 00:24:18

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Three of the four home teams can close our their series tonight, but should we trust their star players? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 4/23/19

Apr 23, 2019 00:24:02

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With no clear-cut aces on Tuesday's daily fantasy baseball slate, which pitchers could have the ability to emerge from the crowd? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing two pitchers with plenty of risk but tantalizing upside, another value arm in a good matchup, and some high-end stacks to target with all the extra salary left by the void at pitcher.

The Solo Shot: Monday 4/22/19

Apr 22, 2019 00:26:17

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With only a few high-strikeout pitchers available on Monday's daily fantasy baseball slate, which arms provide us with both safety and upside? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the options, discussing whether Chris Sale can rebound from his slow start, if we can buy into impressive early outings by Joe Musgrove and Jake Arrieta, and which offenses stick out as the best to stack for the night. (UPDATE: Sale's game against the Tigers has been postponed due to rain.)

The Daily Iso: Saturday 4/20/19

Apr 20, 2019 00:22:41

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With two of the four home teams down 0-2, should we be looking towards Andre Drummond and Donovan Mitchell as top options today? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Daily Iso: Friday 4/19/19

Apr 19, 2019 00:25:42

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With the Thunder down 0-2, can we trust Russell Westbrook despite his slow start to this series? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Solo Shot: Friday 4/19/19

Apr 19, 2019 00:23:37

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With a bunch of tempting high-salaried hitters on the slate, is there a way we can spend down at pitcher in daily fantasy baseball without sacrificing upside? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing a pair of lower-salaried pitchers who do have strikeout juice and which of the expensive stacks we should prioritize when we have the salary to do so.

The Daily Iso: Thursday 4/18/19

Apr 18, 2019 00:27:42

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With DeMarcus Cousins out, does Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant become a must play tonight? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 4/18/19

Apr 18, 2019 00:25:07

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On a thin slate for pitching, which arms bring the upside we need for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing two arms that bring a relative level of safety and one pitcher who could beast out despite a tough matchup. Additionally, Sannes runs through the top stacks of the night and scrounges for value on a slate sorely lacking in it.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 4/17/19

Apr 17, 2019 00:24:03

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After Carlos Carrasco got rocked his last time out, can we go back to him in daily fantasy baseball on Wednesday night? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down Carrasco's rocky start to the year and discusses whether Carrasco is in play against the Seattle Mariners before running through alternatives at pitcher and the top stacks of the night.

The Daily Iso: Wednesday 4/17/19

Apr 17, 2019 00:22:34

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With James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo both on the slate tonight, who should we prioritize or can we play them? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA RBC Heritage

Apr 16, 2019 01:14:43

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With a handful of big names heading to Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage, which golfers should we prioritize in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate, discussing which stats matter most at Hilton Head, how weather may impact the event, and which golfers they're targeting in each salary tier.

The Daily Iso: Tuesday 4/16/19

Apr 16, 2019 00:25:18

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Two of the three road teams won Game 1 in their series, does that mean we load up on the home players who are down a game? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 4/16/19

Apr 16, 2019 00:26:32

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Tuesday's main daily fantasy baseball slate features a heaping helping of intriguing pitchers with both eye-opening and cringe-worthy starts to 2019. Which pitchers can keep up their hot starts, and which will buck the early-season struggles? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing two high-salaried pitchers in dream matchups, a lower-salaried pitcher in line for a rebound, and which offenses we should look to stack.

The Solo Shot: Monday 4/15/19

Apr 15, 2019 00:22:55

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A host of intriguing aces are set to pitch Monday night, but all of them present at least one reason for concern. Should we still pay up at pitcher or look to save in order to afford high-salaried bats? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing which of the stud pitchers stands out most, some cheaper pitchers who are also in play, and several high-upside offenses that we should be looking to stack.

The Daily Iso: Sunday 4/14/19

Apr 14, 2019 00:26:10

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With three players over $12K, which star should be targeting on today's slate? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Daily Iso: Saturday 4/13/19

Apr 12, 2019 00:33:03

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The NBA Playoffs are here and we have a four-game slate to start things off! numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Solo Shot: Friday 4/12/19

Apr 12, 2019 00:24:22

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Friday's slate features a handful of compelling options at pitcher but none that clearly stands out above the rest. Which pitcher can emerge from the pack to be the top arm of the night? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing two stud pitchers worthy of consideration and a value option who could rattle off some strikeouts before discussing one game that could feature a boatload of runs on both sides.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 4/11/19

Apr 11, 2019 00:25:33

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Which pitchers and stacks should we target Thursday on both the early-only and main slates? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both offerings, detailing some advantageous hitting weather on the early-only slate and some pitchers looking for a rebound on the main. To skip to the early-only slate breakdown, jump to the 14:07 mark in the podcast.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Toyota Owners 400

Apr 10, 2019 00:25:50

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With another short track up next on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule, how do our strategies for daily fantasy NASCAR at Richmond differ from last week in Bristol? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down how we should attack Richmond by looking at past races at similar tracks before running through the drivers who stand out in each salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

The Daily Iso: Wednesday 4/10/19

Apr 10, 2019 00:29:54

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This is it. The final day of the regular season and the Pistons are in a must win spot, but does that make Andre Drummond a must play tonight? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 4/10/19

Apr 10, 2019 00:23:16

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After the Minnesota Twins laid the lumber to Jacob deGrom yesterday, can we trust Noah Syndergaard in daily fantasy baseball on Wednesday? numberFire's Jim Sannes digs into the matchup to see where Syndergaard sits on the main slate's ranks before discussing alternatives at pitcher and some stacks that carry monster upside.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 4/9/19

Apr 9, 2019 00:26:28

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With Jacob deGrom's salary up to $12,200 on FanDuel, do we continue to ride his hot streak or look elsewhere in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down deGrom's matchup and discusses how to handle him for cash games and tournaments before running through alternatives at pitcher and high-upside offenses to stack.

The Daily Iso: Tuesday 4/9/19

Apr 9, 2019 00:31:06

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The final two days of the regular season brings us a loaded slate, but which position offers the best value options? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Solo Shot: Monday 4/8/19

Apr 8, 2019 00:23:53

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In his most recent start, Justin Verlander got knocked around by the Texas Rangers. Monday, he's back on the slate for a matchup with the New York Yankees. Should we go right back to Verlander in daily fantasy baseball in hopes of a rebound? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down Verlander's matchup and discusses where Verlander should sit in our rankings before running through alternatives at pitcher and the top stacks of the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA The Masters

Apr 5, 2019 01:26:51

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Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson enter Augusta National as the heavy favorites to put on the green jacket in 2019. Does that make them slam-dunk plays for daily fantasy golf at The Masters? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview The Masters, discussing how they're handling McIlroy and Johnson, which other golfers stand out in each salary tier, and the ideal way they're looking to construct rosters.

The Daily Iso: Friday 4/5/19

Apr 5, 2019 00:31:39

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With 13 games on the slate, center looks to be the spot to spend up, but where do we find some value plays? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Solo Shot: Friday 4/5/19

Apr 5, 2019 00:25:27

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With a handful of exciting, young starters pitching Friday, who stands out most for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the top options and details who measures up best for cash games and tournaments, which offenses are primed to score runs, and where we can turn to find value at hitter.​

The Solo Shot: Thursday 4/4/19

Apr 4, 2019 00:30:13

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It's another split-slate podcast Thursday with four games on the early-only slate and three games on the main. Which pitchers and stacks should we target in each for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through both offerings and discusses the top players to target today. To skip to the early-only slate analysis, jump to the 16:22 mark in the podcast.

The Daily Iso: Thursday 4/4/219

Apr 4, 2019 00:23:31

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With only three games on the slate, should we consider fading the expensive players on the Warriors? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Food City 500

Apr 3, 2019 00:27:14

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With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hitting the high banks of Bristol on Sunday, what do we need to know before filling out daily fantasy NASCAR lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the event, discussing the importance of laps led for DFS, how those laps led impact roster construction, and which drivers stand out in each salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 4/3/19

Apr 3, 2019 00:28:10

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Which pitchers and stacks should we target on both the early-only and main slates Wednesday? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both offerings, discussing who stands out in a crowded pitching pool on the early-only slate and where you can find value at hitter on the main. To skip to the early-only slate discussion, jump to the 15:50 mark of the podcast.

The Daily Iso: Wednesday 4/3/19

Apr 3, 2019 00:32:06

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A massive 12-game slate gives us plenty of stars and scrubs, but how should we approach roster construction tonight? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Valero Texas Open

Apr 2, 2019 01:13:10

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The field at the Valero Texas Open features a couple of big-name golfers mixed in with a group of risers who have been swinging a hot club of late. Who should we lean on for daily fantasy golf in the final event before The Masters? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing which golfers stand out in each salary tier, how they're building their rosters, and which stats they're emphasizing as they look for golfers who could post low scores.

The Daily Iso: Tuesday 4/2/19

Apr 2, 2019 00:27:34

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A small four-game slate lacks a ton of value options, but should we fade the top stars altogether? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 4/2/19

Apr 2, 2019 00:28:28

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Tuesday's main slate features many of the big-name pitchers who were on the bump for Opening Day. With one start of data in the tank, how should we rank those hurlers in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the options and discusses two aces who stand above the others, a value arm in a plus matchup, and teams we can stack in order to afford the high-salaried pitchers.

The Daily Iso: Monday 4/1/19

Apr 1, 2019 00:32:39

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A significant amount of injuries are set to change the slate, but also open up plenty of value. Where should we look for safety tonight? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Solo Shot: Monday 4/1/19

Apr 1, 2019 00:26:32

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Monday's slate for daily fantasy baseball lacks a true top-end stud at pitcher. With that being the case, where do we turn for upside at the position? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the top pitching options for Monday's slate, some pitchers with high ceilings despite small salaries, and the top teams to stack for the main slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA The Masters First Look

Mar 29, 2019 00:57:21

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With salaries and betting odds out for the 2019 Masters, which golfers stand out as the PGA Tour heads to Augusta? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes give their first impressions of the field, chatting golfers with salaries that may be too high or too low, whose betting odds may be too long or short, and the golfers with notable course history at Augusta.

The Daily Iso: Friday 3/29/19

Mar 29, 2019 00:27:40

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A six-game slate to close out our week has point guard and center looking like the spots to spend up, but where should we be looking for some value? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Solo Shot: Friday 3/29/19

Mar 29, 2019 00:25:22

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Gerrit Cole enters Friday night with the runaway highest salary on the board for the main slate. Should we load up on Cole shares in daily fantasy baseball, or could another pitcher challenge Cole to be the top pitcher of the night? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down what Cole offers, a lower-salaried pitcher who may be right on par with Cole, and which stacks we can turn to on a slate that features solid pitching.

The Daily Iso: Thursday 3/28/19

Mar 28, 2019 00:29:33

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James Harden and Joel Embiid look to be the high-dollar spends tonight, but where can we find value on this eight-game slate. numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 3/28/19

Mar 27, 2019 00:28:22

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With aces abounding on Thursday's opening day slate for daily fantasy baseball, which arms stand out the most for cash games and tournaments? ​numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the main slate, discussing two high-salaried arms to target, a couple of value pitchers, and which offenses could put some runs on the board despite tougher matchups than usual.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR O'Reilly Auto Parts 500

Mar 27, 2019 00:25:57

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​With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series set to use its new aero package for the third time, what can we learn from the first two races, and how can we apply that to daily fantasy NASCAR for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 in Texas? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks that all down and discusses roster construction, how racing at Texas could change with the new package, and which drivers stand out in each salary tier entering the weekend.

The Daily Iso: Wednesday 3/27/19

Mar 27, 2019 00:27:57

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Point guard Damian Lillard is set to have a huge increase in usage due to injuries, but is he worth the $11K price tag? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship

Mar 26, 2019 00:59:50

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With the PGA Tour's biggest names playing in a match play event, a thinned-out field heads to the Dominican Republic for the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. Who stands out in that field for daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the event, discussing overall strategies, which golfers could separate from the pack, and which lower-salaried golfers could come through with a good performance.

The Daily Iso: Tuesday 3/26/19

Mar 26, 2019 00:38:01

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With almost too many star players to consider tonight, we have to prioritize them and find some value. Where should we be looking? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Daily Iso: Monday 3/25/19

Mar 25, 2019 00:32:12

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The smallest slate of the week brings a surprising number of star players, but where should we be looking for value? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Daily Iso: Friday 3/22/19

Mar 22, 2019 00:33:25

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With several star players over $10K, who should be prioritize tonight on this seven-game slate? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Daily Iso: Thursday 3/21/19

Mar 21, 2019 00:29:52

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Center is loaded tonight and the spot to spend up at, but what other position has the savings to help us do so? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR STP 500

Mar 20, 2019 00:29:42

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With 500 laps scheduled for Sunday's STP 500 in Martinsville, what strategies should we be looking to deploy in daily fantasy NASCAR? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs down what historic data from Martinsville tells us about roster construction, how we should handle drivers who start in the back, and which drivers stand out in each salary tier.

The Daily Iso: Wednesday 3/20/19

Mar 20, 2019 00:29:28

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The largest slate of the week brings us plenty of stars, but which position should we prioritize spending up at? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Valspar Championship

Mar 19, 2019 01:13:21

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Dustin Johnson enters the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort as the heavy betting favorite, making him look like a top-tier daily fantasy golf play. How do we build rosters after plugging in Johnson? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break it all down, discussing which tiers they're targeting along with Johnson, which stats they're emphasizing for the event, and which value plays can help us pay up for Johnson.

The Daily Iso: Tuesday 3/19/19

Mar 19, 2019 00:29:35

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A six-game slate with LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Giannis Antetokounmpo in action, but can we fade them all to spend elsewhere? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: 2019 NCAA Tournament Picks and Strategy

Mar 18, 2019 01:08:00

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The Duke Blue Devils are emerging as the clear-cut favorite to cut down the nets and win the 2019 NCAA tournament. But are they too popular to be picked in bracket pools? numberFire's Keith Goldner and Jim Sannes talk with The Power Rank's Ed Feng to break down picks and strategies for the tournament. The three discuss how you should handle Duke based on the size of your pool, which teams should be favored to reach the Final Four, and which lower-seeded teams could push to pull off upsets.

The Daily Iso: Monday 3/18/19

Mar 18, 2019 00:25:25

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With Russell Westbrook out tonight, is Paul George the must play? Or should we look at other options on the Thunder. numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Daily Iso: Friday 3/15/19

Mar 15, 2019 00:28:48

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The largest slate of the week brings stars at every position, but where should we look for some savings? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Daily Iso: Thursday 3/14/19

Mar 14, 2019 00:29:19

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With a trio of big name centers on the slate, who should we be prioritizing tonight? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Auto Club 400

Mar 13, 2019 00:25:47

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What did we learn from NASCAR's new aero package at Las Vegas, and what does it mean for daily fantasy this weekend in Fontana? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks that all down, discussing how the new package impacts roster construction, the key differences between Fontana and Las Vegas, and which drivers stand out in each salary tier prior to practices and qualifying.

The Daily Iso: Wednesday 3/13/19

Mar 13, 2019 00:29:54

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With Kevin Durant out for the Warriors, should be be looking at the other options on Golden State for fantasy productions? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA THE PLAYERS Championship

Mar 12, 2019 01:16:08

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With a whole boatload of money on the line this weekend, which golfers should we target for THE PLAYERS Championship in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the event, discussing roster construction, an attractive middle tier in salaries, and which value plays catch their attention most.

The Daily Iso: Tuesday 3/12/19

Mar 12, 2019 00:26:20

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With several injuries at shooting guard tonight, is that the position to find some savings? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Daily Iso: Monday 3/11/19

Mar 11, 2019 00:28:53

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In three games against the Jazz this season, Paul George has posted 49 FanDuel points or more in each one. Is he the player to spend up on tonight? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Daily Iso: Friday 3/8/19

Mar 8, 2019 00:28:07

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With three elite options at center, who should we be prioritizing tonight? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Daily Iso: Thursday 3/7/19

Mar 7, 2019 00:24:16

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With only a two-game slate tonight, how should we be approaching the trio of star players? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR TicketGuardian 500

Mar 6, 2019 00:28:53

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With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returning to a familiar rules package in Phoenix, how do we need to alter our strategies for daily fantasy NASCAR? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down past races at Phoenix to detail what we should expect before discussing the top drivers in each salary tier.

The Daily Iso: Wednesday 3/6/19

Mar 6, 2019 00:23:06

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With a loaded 10-game slate and stars at every position, where can we look for some savings today? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Arnold Palmer Invitational

Mar 5, 2019 01:14:20

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Even with Tiger Woods withdrawing, a host of stars will be at Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Which of them should we prioritize in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes run through those options, which value plays will allow them to pay up for the studs, and what type of roster construction they're looking to roll out.

The Daily Iso: Tuesday 3/5/19

Mar 5, 2019 00:24:12

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With only six games on the slate, point guard and center look to be the spots to spend up at, but who should you be looking at? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Daily Iso: Monday 3/4/19

Mar 4, 2019 00:26:11

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With LeBron coming in as the most expensive option tonight, should we be spending up on him or look to another position on this seven-game slate? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Daily Iso: Friday 3/1/19

Mar 1, 2019 00:23:14

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With no elite centers in action tonight, what position should we be looking to spend at on this seven-game slate? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Daily Iso: Thursday 2/28/19

Feb 28, 2019 00:21:03

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With four star point guards on the slate, which one should we be considering in daily fantasy basketball? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Pennzoil 400

Feb 27, 2019 00:29:42

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​What does the new aero package being used for the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas mean for our daily fantasy NASCAR lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down takeaways from test sessions with the rules package and what they mean for DFS before discussing roster construction, strategies, and the top drivers in each salary tier.

The Daily Iso: Wednesday 2/27/19

Feb 27, 2019 00:37:17

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With an 11-game slate tonight and stars at every position, who should we be focusing on for daily fantasy basketball? numberFire's Tom Vecchio breaks down the slate going position by position to cover options at different price tiers.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Honda Classic

Feb 26, 2019 01:14:12

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As the PGA Tour sets its sights upon PGA National for the Honda Classic, what do we need to know before filling out daily fantasy golf lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the event, discussing how they're handling the heavy favorite in Justin Thomas, which other studs could push Thomas for a win, and which value plays they'll target in order to afford Thomas and others.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Feb 20, 2019 00:32:22

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will debut portions of its new rules package on Sunday in Atlanta. How does this impact the way we should construct our rosters in daily fantasy NASCAR? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down what's changing and the potential implications of that before running through the top drivers in each salary tier prior to practice and qualifying.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA WGC-Mexico

Feb 19, 2019 01:14:21

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The first World Golf Championships event of 2019 is set to take place this week at Club de Chapultepec in Mexico. Which golfers should we target in daily fantasy for this loaded field? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the WGC-Mexico, discussing which studs stand out, which value plays they're willing to trust, and what type of roster construction they favor this weekend.​

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Daytona 500

Feb 15, 2019 00:34:30

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The starting order is now set for the Daytona 500, meaning we can start to fill out lineups for daily fantasy NASCAR. Which drivers stand out as top plays for this weekend? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the field, discussing which drivers are in consideration for cash games, where we could pivot in tournaments, and what strategies we need to know while we're assembling our rosters.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Genesis Open

Feb 12, 2019 01:13:27

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The Genesis Open features a field filled with more studs than any event we've seen thus far in 2019. What does that mean for roster construction in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down their thoughts on the event, detailing roster construction, which studs they're prioritizing, and which values will help them pay up elsewhere.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Feb 5, 2019 01:16:02

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With three courses on the docket this weekend and some potentially tricky weather, which golfers should we target in daily fantasy golf for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the event, discussing roster construction, studs they're prioritizing, and which value plays help make lineups work.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open

Jan 29, 2019 01:08:13

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Jon Rahm once again enters the weekend as the heavy favorite for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Should we keep riding him in daily fantasy golf or look elsewhere? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing how they're handling Rahm, which other studs they view as tempting, and what type of roster construction they plan to roll out this week.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Super Bowl LIII Preview

Jan 24, 2019 00:42:09

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With the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots set to square off in Super Bowl LIII, which players should we look to target when filling out single-game daily fantasy football lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the game, discussing roster construction, which players we should consider for our MVP slots, and which lower-salaried players can help us jam in more studs.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Pro Bowl Preview

Jan 24, 2019 00:34:54

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With the Pro Bowl set for Sunday afternoon, which players stand out for single-game daily fantasy football rosters? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the event, discussing historic scoring trends for the Pro Bowl, which positions tend to thrive, and which players in 2019 are snagging their attention.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Farmers Insurance Open

Jan 22, 2019 01:08:17

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With a field full of interesting names headed to Torrey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open, which golfers should we target this weekend in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing which studs they're prioritizing, roster construction, and which value plays stand above the rest.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Conference Championships Preview

Jan 17, 2019 01:11:26

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With just a two-game slate on tap for the conference championships, which players should we target Sunday in daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down both games, discussing the top targets at each position, roster construction, their favorite game stacks, and salary-saving value plays.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Desert Classic

Jan 15, 2019 01:06:27

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With Justin Rose and Jon Rahm the clear-cut favorites entering the Desert Classic, how should we be handling them in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing what they're doing with Rose and Rahm, other contenders at the high end of the salary pool, and which value plays they like to help them afford Rose and Rahm.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Divisional Round Preview

Jan 10, 2019 01:20:21

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With the league's top offenses back on the slate for the divisional round, which players should we be looking to target in daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down all four games, discussing strategies for the four-game slate and both two-game slates, which studs are worth prioritizing, and which players can help save us salary.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Sony Open in Hawaii

Jan 8, 2019 00:59:45

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Which golfers stand out as the PGA Tour sends some of its top pros to the Sony Open in Hawaii? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing what type of roster construction they favor for the event, which current-form studs they're willing to trust, and which golfers stand out in each salary tier.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Wild Card Preview

Jan 3, 2019 01:19:25

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With four games on tap in the opening round of the playoffs, which players should we be targeting Saturday and Sunday in daily fantasy football for wild card weekend? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down all four games, discussing roster construction, which game stacks stand out on the slate, and which low-salary players can help make lineups work.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 17 Preview

Dec 27, 2018 01:20:55

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With several teams still jockeying or playoff positioning, what do we need to know before setting daily fantasy football lineups for Week 17? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the main slate, discussing which teams have something to play for along with which may rest players, the trends impacting their lineups, and their favorite plays at each position.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 16 Preview

Dec 20, 2018 01:26:11

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With seemingly endless running backs in play for daily fantasy football in Week 16, which stand out in each salary tier? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate, discussing those running backs plus which teams are still pushing for the playoffs, which games have the potential to be high-scoring affairs, and which late-season injuries have pushed value plays into expanded roles.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 15 Recap

Dec 17, 2018 01:22:35

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As the NFL enters the final few weeks of the season, what are the big takeaways from Week 15 for daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down all of the action, detailing which players may be primed for a big workload down the stretch, who may be worthy of some skepticism, and which injuries we need to monitor entering Week 16.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 15 Preview

Dec 13, 2018 01:31:53

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With one game setting up as a potential shootout and some obvious chalk at wide receiver, how should we be building lineups for the Week 15 daily fantasy football main slate? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break it all down, discussing how they're looking to stack the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots, what they're doing with an obviously popular Amari Cooper, and which players outside of those situations are in position to succeed on Sunday.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 14 Recap

Dec 10, 2018 01:33:47

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With a handful of monster games in Week 14, which ones should we be buying into, and which ones require a bit extra skepticism? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes recap each game thus far, detailing all the snap rates, usages, and injuries you need to know while breaking down the biggest daily fantasy football takeaways of the week.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 14 Preview

Dec 6, 2018 01:30:30

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With several big divisional games on the Week 14 main slate, which players should we be locking into our daily fantasy football lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate, discussing which games we should be looking to stack, which recent trends are affecting their lineups, and which of the value running backs they like most.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 13 Recap

Dec 3, 2018 01:32:56

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What are the biggest takeaways from Week 13 for daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes recap each game through Sunday night and give their analysis on whose stock is rising and whose is falling, the impact of various injuries, and which players' workloads we need to note.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 13 Preview

Nov 29, 2018 01:34:46

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With byes in the past and a full slate to digest, which plays stand out in Week 13 for daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the main slate, discussing trends impacting their lineups, how they're reacting to this week's injury news, and which games they're looking to stack.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 12 Recap

Nov 26, 2018 01:27:06

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What are the biggest takeaways from Week 12, and what do they mean going forward for daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes recap each game and discuss the impact of Melvin Gordon's injury, the Cleveland Browns' offensive resurgence, and how we should handle Aaron Jones in his expanded role.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 12 Preview

Nov 21, 2018 01:26:10

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With a main slate devoid of the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, and New Orleans Saints, where can we turn Week 12 in daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the main slate, discussing trends affecting their lineups, the impact of various injuries, and which games they're looking to stack on Sunday.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Thanksgiving Slate Preview

Nov 20, 2018 01:09:43

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What are the key things to know for Thanksgiving's three-game daily fantasy football slate? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break it all down, dissecting all three games while discussing general short-slate strategies, their favorite game stacks from each contest, and where they feel comfortable turning for value.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 11 Recap

Nov 19, 2018 01:23:32

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What can we take away from Week 11 of the 2018 NFL season, and how can we apply that to daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes give a game-by-game breakdown of the week's action, discussing all the biggest injuries, snap rates, and usages across the league and what they mean for NFL DFS going forward.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 11 Preview

Nov 15, 2018 01:31:20

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With a boatload of high-end running backs all in great spots for Week 11, which ones should we favor in daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the main slate, discussing which of those backs they want for cash games and tournaments, how they're looking to stack the slate's potential shootouts, and which value plays they like most at wide receiver.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Ford EcoBoost 400

Nov 14, 2018 00:29:17

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With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series set to decide its champion this weekend at Homestead-Miami, what do we need to know before filling out daily fantasy NASCAR lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the event, discussing how championship contenders have fared in the race previously, what type of roster construction we should look to roll out, and which drivers stand out in each pricing tier prior to practice.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA RSM Classic

Nov 13, 2018 01:08:57

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Webb Simpson leads a weak field to the RSM Classic as a heavy favorite. How should we handle him in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the event, discussing what they plan to do with Simpson, which other high-end golfers stand out, and how they want to construct their rosters given the constraints of the field.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 10 Recap

Nov 12, 2018 01:25:34

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What are all the biggest takeaways from Week 10 of the 2018 NFL season, and what do they mean going forward for NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes give a game-by-game recap of the action, discussing the fallout of Cooper Kupp's knee injury, Leonard Fournette's return to the field, and how we handle Aaron Jones, David Johnson, and others going forward.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 10 Preview

Nov 8, 2018 01:27:41

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What all do we need to know before filling out Week 10 daily fantasy football lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the main slate, discussing the impact of various injuries, which trends are influencing their lineups, which games we should look to stack, and their favorite plays at each position.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Can-Am 500

Nov 7, 2018 00:29:35

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Sunday's race in Phoenix will set the field for the four-man championship race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. How will that influence our decision-making processes for daily fantasy NASCAR? numberFire's Jim Sannes goes through the playoff implications of the race before discussing roster construction, historic scoring trends at the track, and the top drivers in each pricing tier. (Note: Since the recording of this podcast, Kevin Harvick's win at Texas has been ruled encumbered, meaning he is no longer locked into the final race at Homestead. Harvick is now just three points ahead of Kurt Busch for the final spot.)

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Mayakoba Golf Classic

Nov 6, 2018 00:59:25

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Rickie Fowler leads a top-heavy field to El Camaleon for the Mayakoba Golf Classic this weekend. How should we handle Fowler in daily fantasy golf, and which other studs stand out? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the top-end plays, discuss their ideal roster construction, and run through the top value plays of the week.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 9 Recap

Nov 5, 2018 01:24:58

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What all do we need to know from what went down in Week 9 from a daily fantasy football perspective? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes give a game-by-game recap, discussing all the most important usages, snap rates, and injuries before dissecting what they all mean going forward.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 9 Preview

Nov 1, 2018 01:25:55

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With the trade deadline creating value on the Week 9 main slate, which players can we trust most as they transition into new roles? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the impact of the trades to discuss who benefits most, sort through their favorite game stacks, and decipher what bookmakers are saying about the slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR AAA Texas 500

Oct 31, 2018 00:27:13

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With both laps-led and place-differential upside available this weekend in daily fantasy NASCAR, how should we be building rosters for the AAA Texas 500? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down historic scoring trends at Texas, how we should handle various driver archetypes based on where they start, and which drivers stand out in each pricing tier.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Oct 30, 2018 01:00:10

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As some of the top names prepare to tee it up in Las Vegas for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, which golfers stand out this week for daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing golfers who have excelled at TPC-Summerlin in the past, who has been on a heater recently, and the top plays in each pricing tier.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 8 Recap

Oct 29, 2018 01:25:33

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What are the biggest takeaways from Week 8 for daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes go game-by-game to recap all the action, detailing all the snap rates, usages, and injuries you need to know while dishing on the forward-looking value of some assets on the rise.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 8 Preview

Oct 25, 2018 01:27:12

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On a slate loaded with potentially juicy games, which plays stand out at each position for daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the Week 8 main slate, discussing which games are best for stacking, which running backs stand above the rest, and where we can find some value to jam in the studs.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR First Data 500

Oct 24, 2018 00:29:31

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With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicking off the third round of the playoffs at Martinsville, what do we need to know before filling out daily fantasy NASCAR lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the playoff implications of the race, what type of roster construction has been successful at Martinsville, and which drivers stand out in each pricing tier.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA WGC-HSBC Champions

Oct 23, 2018 01:01:56

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With the best golfers in the world heading to Sheshan International GC for the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, which studs should sit atop our lists in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing who has performed well at the course in the past, which golfers have been trending up recently, and the top assets in each pricing tier.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 7 Recap

Oct 22, 2018 01:15:59

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What are the biggest takeaways from Week 7 for daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes give a game-by-game breakdown of all the action, detailing the injuries, snap rates, and usages you need to know before discussing what it all means going forward for NFL DFS.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 7 Preview

Oct 18, 2018 01:25:55

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As Week 7 approaches, which players on the main slate are primed for big games? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down all the info you need for the slate, including the impact of various injuries, which games we should be looking to stack, and which players may be flying a bit too far under the radar.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Hollywood Casino 400

Oct 17, 2018 00:28:01

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As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wraps up the second round of the playoffs, what do we need to know before filling out daily fantasy NASCAR lineups for the Hollywood Casino 400? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the playoff implications of the race, historic scoring trends at Kansas, and which drivers stand out in each pricing tier.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA The CJ Cup

Oct 16, 2018 01:03:26

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Justin Thomas is once again the heavy favorite as the PGA Tour continues its Asia swing in South Korea. How should we handle him in daily fantasy golf for the CJ Cup? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate, discussing how much Thomas is too much, high-priced options you can pair with Thomas, and which value plays will help you afford the studs.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 6 Recap

Oct 15, 2018 01:22:32

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What all do we need to know from what went down in Week 6 of the 2018 NFL season? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes go back through all the action, detailing the most important snap rates, usages, and injuries of the week and what they mean going forward for daily fantasy football.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 6 Preview

Oct 11, 2018 01:25:10

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With Week 6 of the 2018 NFL season just around the corner, which players stand out on the main slate for daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down all you need to know before filling out lineups, chatting about developing trends, impactful injuries, which games they're looking to stack, and much more.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR 1000Bulbs.com 500

Oct 10, 2018 00:29:26

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The second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs heads down to Talladega for the 1000Bulbs.com 500, a race with tight packs and plenty of passing. What do we need to know before filling out our daily fantasy NASCAR lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through historic scoring trends at Talladega to lay out an ideal roster construction and highlights some of the top restrictor-plate racers in each pricing tier.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA CIMB Classic

Oct 9, 2018 01:03:39

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The PGA Tour is beginning a three-week swing through Asia with a stop in Kuala Lumpur for the CIMB Classic. Which golfers are primed to kick the road trip off on the right foot? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing golfers with top-end current form, those who have done well previously at TPC Kuala Lumpur, and the top golfers for PGA DFS in each pricing range.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 5 Recap

Oct 8, 2018 01:19:26

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What can we learn from all that transpired in Week 5 of the NFL season from a daily fantasy football perspective? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes dissect the action, discussing the impact of various injuries, which players have seen their usage increase, and which players may be a bit risky going forward.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 5 Preview

Oct 4, 2018 01:21:34

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With a boatload of injuries set to play a role on the Week 5 main slate, which players can we trust in daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the impact of those injuries, which trends are affecting their lineups, and their favorite plays at each position.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover

Oct 3, 2018 00:28:08

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As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series moves onto the second round of the playoffs at Dover, what do we need to know before filling out daily fantasy NASCAR lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down historic scoring trends from past races at Dover to decipher what type of roster construction we should deploy before discussing the top drivers in each pricing tier.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Safeway Open

Oct 2, 2018 00:57:02

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As the PGA Tour tees off the 2018-2019 season, which golfers should we target in daily fantasy for the Safeway Open? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down their favorite plays for the event by discussing course history, current form, and what bookmakers are saying about the field.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 4 Recap

Oct 1, 2018 01:21:39

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With a pair of rookie quarterbacks making their debuts in Week 4, what did we learn about them from a daily fantasy football perspective? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the performances of Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen before discussing the biggest injuries of the week, snap rates, and usages you need to know plus what they mean for DFS.

The Solo Shot: Friday 9/28/18

Sep 28, 2018 00:24:15

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With most pitchers having nothing to push them deep into games on Friday night, how does our process need to change in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks at the arms available and tries to find ones that may have a longer leash than others before discussing the top stacking options for the main slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 4 Preview

Sep 27, 2018 01:21:33

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The Cleveland Browns are the talk of the town entering Week 4's main daily fantasy football slate as Baker Mayfield prepares to make his first career start. How should we handle the Browns in NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes give a full breakdown of the main slate, discussing their thoughts on the Browns, which game stacks they're targeting, and their favorite plays at each position.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 9/27/18

Sep 27, 2018 00:20:59

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With just six games on Thursday's main slate, which pitchers and stacks should we target in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Drew Crawford breaks it all down, discussing whether we can trust Gerrit Cole, alternatives at pitcher, and several high-upside stacks to target.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Bank of America Roval 400

Sep 26, 2018 00:26:26

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As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Charlotte road course for the first ever Bank of America Roval 400, what do we need to know about the track from a daily fantasy NASCAR perspective? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down what drivers are saying about the track, what that could mean for our roster construction and strategies in DFS, and which drivers may be best suited to excel at the roval.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 9/26/18

Sep 26, 2018 00:24:17

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With limited stacking options available on Wednesday's slate, which offenses provide the proper blend of value and upside for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the top options, picking two lower-priced stacks and one spendier option after breaking down the top pitching options of the night.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 9/25/18

Sep 25, 2018 00:25:10

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With Max Scherzer vying for a Cy Young Award and Walker Buehler trying to lock down the N.L. West for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which one should we favor tonight in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both options and decides which is better for cash games and tournaments, discusses potential limitations for other pitchers on the slate, and runs through the top high- and low-priced stacks of the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 3 Recap

Sep 24, 2018 01:31:14

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After a bizarre Week 3 across the NFL, what are the big takeaways that we need to know going forward for daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes dissect all that went down, discussing the impact of Jimmy Garoppolo's injury, Calvin Ridley's monster day, and all the noteworthy usages and snap rates for the week.

The Solo Shot: Monday 9/24/18

Sep 24, 2018 00:21:55

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As we enter the final week of the 2018 MLB regular season, teams and pitchers are starting to shut things down, either preparing for the postseason or settling in for the offseason. As such, which assets still have something on the line and are worthy of our trust in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Drew Crawford sorts through the options, discusses who still has motivation for the stretch run, and runs down the top options of the night.

The Solo Shot: Friday 9/21/18

Sep 21, 2018 00:25:05

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With teams starting to pedal back the usage on their starting pitchers down the stretch, which arms can we trust Friday in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing which pitchers still have a long pitch-count leash, which are likely off the radar for DFS, and which offenses we should look to stack.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 3 Preview

Sep 20, 2018 01:25:54

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With bundles of injuries creating value at running back, which players can we trust in their new situations for daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down all the big info entering Week 3, discussing how they're handling each of the potential values, how they'll get exposure to the potential shootouts of the week, and which players they love most at each position.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 9/20/18

Sep 20, 2018 00:23:41

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Should we expect a bounceback for Max Scherzer Thursday after a rough outing last week? If not, where else should we turn for pitching? numberFire's Drew Crawford breaks down Scherzer's matchup with the New York Mets, some alternative options at the position, and the top stacks for Thursday's main slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 400

Sep 19, 2018 00:32:16

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With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series taking the playoffs to a short track in Richmond for the Federated Auto Parts 400, what do we need to know before filling out our daily fantasy NASCAR lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the field, discussing the top drivers in each pricing tier, which drivers need a good day in order to advance to the next round, ​and what type of roster construction we should use when building our ideal lineups.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 9/19/18

Sep 19, 2018 00:23:57

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With both Carlos Carrasco and Walker Buehler at home in plus matchups, which one should we favor Wednesday in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the pros and cons of both pitchers before discussing a cheaper alternative and which stacks we should look to target on the main slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA TOUR Championship

Sep 18, 2018 00:59:43

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As the PGA Tour wraps up the FedEx Cup playoffs this weekend at the TOUR Championship, which golfers should we be looking to roll out in our daily fantasy golf lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the event, discussing their favorite golfers in each pricing tier, strategies for a field with just 30 golfers, and their ideal roster construction for the event.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 9/18/18

Sep 18, 2018 00:25:17

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Corey Kluber​ has had a season of ups and downs, but on Tuesday, he gets to face a high-strikeout Chicago White Sox​ team at home. Is that enough to get us to trust Kluber in daily fantasy baseball? ​numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the main slate, discussing where Kluber ranks among pitchers for cash games and tournaments, a cheaper arm who could carry sneaky upside, and the top stacks of the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 2 Recap

Sep 17, 2018 01:22:49

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Week 2 saw plenty of big performances across the daily fantasy football landscape, some predictable and others less so. What can we learn from them as we look forward to Week 3 and beyond? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down all the action, discussing the injuries, snap rates, and usages you need to know and what they mean for NFL DFS.

The Solo Shot: Monday 9/17/18

Sep 17, 2018 00:23:08

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Should you pay up for Zack Wheeler​ Monday in daily fantasy baseball or look to save on some cheaper arms? numberFire's Drew Crawford runs through the slate, discussing whether Wheeler's worth his salary, two alternative options at pitcher, and the top stacks of the night.

The Solo Shot: Friday 9/14/18

Sep 14, 2018 00:22:29

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On Friday's slate, should we be looking to fork over a hefty salary for Max Scherzer or spend down on a pair of young studs pitching in the same game? numberFire's Jim Sannes answers those questions and more in previewing the main slate, discussing whether we should favor Jack Flaherty or Walker Buehler as they duel in St. Louis and which stacks we should target tonight.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 2 Preview

Sep 13, 2018 01:23:48

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Now that we've got a full game's worth of data for each team, which players should we target for Week 2 in daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the main slate, discussing the impact of the biggest injuries, which games they're looking to stack, and their favorite players at each position.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 9/13/18

Sep 13, 2018 00:24:31

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On a short six-game slate Thursday, is Clayton Kershaw a must-play in both cash games and tournaments? numberFire's Drew Crawford previews Thursday slate, discussing how you should handle Kershaw, which other pitchers you should target, and the top stacks of the night. (NOTE: Due to a re-configuration of pitching matchups, Steven Matz​ and Sandy Alcantara​ will now start the first game of their double-header rather than the second.)

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR South Point 400

Sep 12, 2018 00:28:09

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As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicks off the playoffs in Las Vegas with the South Point 400, what do we need to know before setting daily fantasy NASCAR lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks back at historic scoring trends at Las Vegas to break down roster construction and strategies before discussing the top drivers in each pricing tier.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 9/12/18

Sep 12, 2018 00:22:59

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With Aaron Nola facing the Washington Nationals for the third time in five starts, can we trust him Wednesday in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down a recent change for Nola and discusses whether that's enough to trust him despite the opponent before running through alternatives at pitcher and the top stacks of the night.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 9/11/18

Sep 11, 2018 00:23:35

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After having his start pushed back twice, is tonight the night to go all in on Jacob deGrom in daily fantasy baseball? Or should we spend down a bit at pitcher so that we can afford the juicy high-priced stacks? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, detailing the appeal behind deGrom, a few high-upside alternatives at pitcher, and places you can find value on a slate that's thin on it.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 1 Recap

Sep 10, 2018 01:19:28

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With most of Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season in the books, what takeaways should we have from a daily fantasy football perspective? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes give a game-by-game recap of the action, discussing how certain players were used in the opener, which players were on the field most often, and what this all means for NFL DFS.

The Solo Shot: Monday 9/10/18

Sep 10, 2018 00:18:48

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Corey Kluber headlines the pitching the options on tonight's main daily fantasy baseball slate, but there are a few cheaper options worth considering, especially in tournaments. numberFire's Drew Crawford covers those potential alternatives at pitcher plus stacks for Monday's slate.

The Solo Shot: Friday 9/7/18

Sep 7, 2018 00:24:07

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With high-strikeout arms littering Friday's daily fantasy baseball slate, which one should we zero in on for cash games and tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down all the top arms, discussing their pros and cons, before delving into the top stacking options of the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 1 Preview

Sep 6, 2018 01:27:25

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As the NFL approaches the start of its 2018 season, which players do we need to target in our daily fantasy football lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the main slate, discussing the impact of preseason injuries, which of the abundant value plays we can actually trust, and their favorite players at each position.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 9/6/18

Sep 6, 2018 00:19:25

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Zack Greinke headlines the abbreviated four-game main slate on FanDuel tonight. With the pricey Cleveland Indians being the top stack by a wide margin, is there a cheaper pitcher who can make lineups work? The Solo Shot answers that and more in breaking down the slate. (Note: Sam Gaviglio​ will now start for the Toronto Blue Jays​ instead of Marco Estrada​.)

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard

Sep 5, 2018 00:24:57

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In the final race before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, which drivers could be primed to kiss the bricks after the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the weekend's action, discussing the top drivers in each pricing tier, historic scoring trends at Indianapolis, and which starting positions we should target in NASCAR DFS.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 9/5/18

Sep 5, 2018 00:25:25

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With the strikeouts back on the rise for Luis Severino, should we go back to trusting him in daily fantasy baseball? Or should we save money at pitcher and pay up for some juicy high-priced stacks? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down Wednesday's slate, discussing the options with Severino, which high-priced stacks we should prioritize, and where we can find some value at hitter.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA BMW Championship

Sep 4, 2018 00:55:20

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With a no-cut event this weekend at the BMW Championship, should we go stars and scrubs or with a more balanced approach in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes answer that question with their thoughts on the event, break down their favorite golfers in each pricing tier, and discuss how they'll handle the studs in Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, and Brooks Koepka.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 9/4/18

Sep 4, 2018 00:26:40

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With a mixture of viable high- and low-priced options at starting pitcher on Tuesday, how should we be looking to construct our rosters in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the top arms in each pricing range and discusses which should sit atop our lists before dissecting the top stacks of the night.

The Solo Shot: Friday 8/31/18

Aug 31, 2018 00:24:04

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With Luis Severino's strikeouts back on the rise, can we start to trust him again in daily fantasy baseball? If not, where else do we turn on Friday's slate? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the options, discussing how we should handle Severino, whether Corey Kluber is viable in a plus matchup, and which game could see plenty of runs, incentivizing stacking both sides.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Bojangles' Southern 500

Aug 30, 2018 00:30:46

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With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returning to Darlington for the Bojangels' Southern 500 on Sunday night, ​what do we need to know before filling out our daily fantasy NASCAR lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the field and discusses the top drivers in each pricing tier, historic scoring trends at Darlington, and what type of roster construction we should be looking to deploy.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 8/30/18

Aug 30, 2018 00:25:51

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On Thursday slate, you've got pitchers trending in opposite directions who could all be viable for daily fantasy baseball. Which recent stats should we buy into, and which should we take with a grain of salt? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate and discusses recent surges for Rick Porcello and German Marquez, Justin Verlander's rough string of starts, and the top stacks of the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Preseason Week 4

Aug 29, 2018 00:50:36

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With most starters across the NFL resting in Week 4 of the preseason, which players can we trust in daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the final week of action, detailing news and notes around the slate, what they mean for DFS, and which players top their lists at each position.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 8/29/18

Aug 29, 2018 00:24:46

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On a slate that's thin on top-end pitching options, which second-tier arms can we trust in our daily fantasy baseball lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the options, discussing a rising youngster, a rejuvenated vet, and the top teams to stack of the night. (Note: The Tampa Bay Rays​ will use Jalen Beeks​ as the primary reliever Wednesday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.)

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Dell Technologies Championship

Aug 28, 2018 01:08:37

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Dustin Johnson leads a tough field to TPC-Boston for the Dell Technologies Championship, and he figures to be popular in daily fantasy golf. Should we bite the bullet and use Johnson or pivot somewhere else? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the event, discussing how they'll handle Johnson in tournaments, what type of roster construction they plan to use, and what value golfers grab their attention.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 8/28/18

Aug 28, 2018 00:26:34

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With a truckload of aces set to pitch on Tuesday night, who stands above the rest in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the pool, ranking the hurlers for both cash games and tournaments before dishing on the top stacks of the night and some value plays who can help you afford a stud at pitcher.

The Solo Shot: Monday 8/27/18

Aug 27, 2018 00:24:22

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With all three of Gerrit Cole, Patrick Corbin, and Masahiro Tanaka looking tasty for daily fantasy baseball on Monday, how should we rank them for cash games and tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the appeal of each of the hurlers before discussing how you should handle them and running through the top stacks of the night.

The Solo Shot: Friday 8/24/18

Aug 24, 2018 00:24:55

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Three pitchers figure to be popular on Friday's daily fantasy baseball slate. Which one is able to separate from the pack to be the top play of the night? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down all three pitchers and their matchups to rank them for tournaments, discusses another pitcher who could fly under the radar, and details the top offenses to stack.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Preseason Week 3

Aug 23, 2018 01:03:03

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As NFL teams prepare for their dress rehearsals for the 2018 regular season, which players should we target in Week 3 of the preseason for daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the injuries and news to know for both the Friday and Saturday slates before discussing their favorite plays for each. To skip to the Saturday slate breakdown, jump to the 33:41 mark in the podcast.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 8/23/18

Aug 23, 2018 00:25:24

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With a pair of four-game slates on tap Thursday, which pitchers and stacks should we target in each? numberFire's Jim Sannes gives a brief rundown of both offerings, discussing whether Max Scherzer or Jacob deGrom is the top arm on the early-only slate and which pitcher stands out on the main. To skip to the early-only slate discussion, go to the 14:54 mark of the podcast.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 8/22/18

Aug 22, 2018 00:26:01

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With the night's top pitchers all facing some sort of obstacle, which arm stands out for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the pros and cons of each option and discusses the top three hurlers of the night before dissecting which stacks you should pair with them.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA The Northern Trust

Aug 21, 2018 00:57:27

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As the PGA Tour tees off for the FedEx Cup playoffs at the Northern Trust, which golfers should we target in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing the strategies they plan to deploy, what their roster construction will look like for the week, and their favorite golfers in each pricing tier.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 8/21/18

Aug 21, 2018 00:23:31

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With several intriguing pitchers taking the mound Tuesday, which should sit atop our lists for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing one stud who stands out, how to handle Michael Kopech in his Major League debut, and how we should prioritize the high-cost stacks for the night.

The Solo Shot: Monday 8/20/18

Aug 20, 2018 00:25:59

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Gerrit Cole is set to face the Seattle Mariners for the third time in five starts tonight, and they pegged him with four earned runs in the most recent meeting. How should we handle Cole tonight in the rematch for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the pros and cons of using Cole before discussing alternatives at pitcher, a low-priced arm who should go overlooked, and the top stacks of the night.

The Solo Shot: Friday 8/17/18

Aug 17, 2018 00:13:16

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​Which pitchers and stacks should we target Friday in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes gives a brief rundown of the slate, discussing the top high-priced options at pitcher, a couple of cheaper alternatives, and a mixture of high- and low-priced stacks that could rack up the runs.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Bass Pro Shops Night Race

Aug 16, 2018 00:31:12

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As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series gears up for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol, what do we need to know for daily fantasy NASCAR on Saturday night? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks it all down, discussing past scoring trends at the track, what type of roster construction we should plan on using, and which drivers stand above the rest in each pricing tier.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 8/16/18

Aug 16, 2018 00:23:50

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On a slate that's thin on top-end pitching options, which hurler should we favor Thursday in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the main slate, discussing the three pitchers who stand out from the rest, a couple offenses that could break out against veteran pitchers, and whether a recent change for Sam Gaviglio should alter the way we view him in DFS.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Preseason Week 2

Aug 15, 2018 00:56:25

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Week 2 of the 2018 NFL preseason presents three separate slates of at least three games. Which players should we target at each position for each of those slates? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes take a look at the noteworthy injuries and notes and break down their favorite plays across the board. The Thursday slate breakdown begins at the 2:37 mark of the podcast, Friday begins at 21:43, and Saturday is at 39:36.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 8/15/18

Aug 15, 2018 00:25:24

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With Gerrit Cole and Zack Wheeler both in favorable matchups on Wednesday, which one should we favor in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the opponents for both and discusses who should sit atop our lists before running through the top high- and low-priced stacks of the day.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Wyndham Championship

Aug 14, 2018 01:01:24

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​After the final major of the year, the PGA Tour sends a bit of a weaker field to Sedgefield Country Club for this week's Wyndham Championship. Can golfers like Webb Simpson and Henrik Stenson run away from the pack, or should we fade them and avoid the ownership golfers like Simpson are likely to carry? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field for this week, discussing how they're handling potentially popular golfers, their roster construction, and their favorite players in each pricing tier.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 8/14/18

Aug 14, 2018 00:24:18

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With several high-strikeout pitchers on the bump Tuesday night, which one should top our lists for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through all the top options and ranks them for cash games and tournaments before discussing a cheaper pitcher who also has strikeout upside and a mix of high- and low-priced stacks to target.

The Solo Shot: Monday 8/13/18

Aug 13, 2018 00:24:49

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With some potential superbly popular options on Monday's daily fantasy baseball slate, should we go with the crowd or try to deviate and use lower-owned players? ​numberFire's Jim Sannes discusses which players figure to carry heavy ownership, how we should be looking to handle those popular players, and which alternatives we can use should we decide to go down a different path.

The Solo Shot: Friday 8/10/18

Aug 10, 2018 00:24:16

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Which pitchers and stacks should we target Friday in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes ​breaks down the slate, discussing Gerrit Cole​'s improved walk rate, the sustainability of Masahiro Tanaka​'s recent run of success, and whether some low-priced stacks can come through in plus matchups.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 8/9/18

Aug 9, 2018 00:22:50

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With a big pitcher's duel brewing down in Houston between Justin Verlander and James Paxton, which side should we favor in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the two aces and details how to handle them in cash games and tournaments before running through another viable pitcher and the top stacks that will help you afford a stud arm.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Consumers Energy 400

Aug 8, 2018 00:26:56

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As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Michigan for the second time this year, what strategies should we be looking to deploy for daily fantasy NASCAR in the Consumers Energy 400? numberFire's Jim Sannes goes back through past Michigan races to decipher what our ideal roster construction will look like before breaking down the top drivers in each pricing tier.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Preseason Week 1

Aug 8, 2018 01:03:12

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With 12 games on the Week 1 preseason NFL slate, which players should we be targeting in daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes sort through the news to try to pinpoint who will play most before discussing notable injuries, position battles, and trends from past preseason games.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 8/8/18

Aug 8, 2018 00:24:03

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After a couple of encouraging starts in a row, is Clayton Kershaw finally getting back to his old ways? And if so, can we trust him Wednesday against the Oakland Athletics? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down how we should handle Kershaw given his recent uptick, some alternatives at pitcher, and high-upside stacks in both the expensive and value price ranges.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Championship

Aug 7, 2018 01:06:45

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The PGA Tour is headed to Bellerive Country Club for the 100th PGA Championship this weekend, bringing a field full of studs along with it. Which of those studs should we target in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down how they're attacking the event, detailing which golfers they may avoid due to ownership, how they plan to construct their rosters, and their favorite plays in each pricing range.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 8/7/18

Aug 7, 2018 00:24:59

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With a never-ending supply of viable stacks available on Tuesday's slate for daily fantasy baseball, which teams are able to separate from the pack? ​numberFire's Jim Sannes ranks both the high-priced and low-priced stacks for the slate, discusses ways to get cheaper exposure to the top options, and breaks down whether we should be willing to pay up for Max Scherzer and Carlos Carrasco at pitcher.

The Solo Shot: Monday 8/6/18

Aug 6, 2018 00:25:16

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With a few stacks looking to be superbly popular on Monday's slate, how should we handle them in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks at the matchups and discusses whether we should swallow chalk on the New York Yankees and the game at Coors Field before breaking down alternative stacking options and strategies at pitcher if you do decide to go with the popular options.

The Solo Shot: Friday 8/3/18

Aug 3, 2018 00:24:39

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Friday's slate provides a perfect blend of high-upside pitchers in each pricing range and high- and low-priced stacks. Which players do we need to get into our daily fantasy baseball lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, discussing Chris Archer's debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates, whether we can trust Justin Verlander in a tough matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and how we can get cheaper exposure to high-powered offense.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: Analyzing FanDuel's NFL Flex Position

Aug 2, 2018 00:22:49

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With FanDuel's announcement Thursday that kickers will no longer be a part of the core game, instead being replaced by a flex position, what takeaways should we have for daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the change, discussing how they plan to handle the position in cash games and tournaments by looking back at data over the past three seasons.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 8/2/18

Aug 2, 2018 00:24:40

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After an impressive outing in his most recent start, should we be back on Max Scherzer in daily fantasy baseball? And has Clayton Kershaw finally turned a corner? numberFire's Jim Sannes answers these questions and more in previewing Thursday's slate before discussing two cheaper options at pitcher and breaking down the top high-priced and low-priced stacks of the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR GoBowling at the Glen

Aug 1, 2018 00:27:54

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​As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to its second road-course race of the year, what daily fantasy NASCAR strategies should we look to deploy for the GoBowling at the Glen in Watkins Glen? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks back at past Watkins Glen races to see what we can learn about roster construction and which starting positions we should favor before giving a tier-by-tier breakdown of the drivers with the best current form and history on road courses.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 8/1/18

Aug 1, 2018 00:23:46

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With Rich Hill being easily the best pitcher on Wednesday's daily fantasy baseball slate, are we forced into using him, or should his matchup with the Milwaukee Brewers push us elsewhere? numberFire's Jim Sannes weighs the two sides from a DFS perspective and discusses how we should handle Hill before discussing alternatives at pitcher and the top stacks of the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Jul 31, 2018 01:06:13

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With the world's best golfers heading to Firestone Country Club for the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, who should we target in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing how they're handling Dustin Johnson following his win last week, what type of roster construction they plan to use, and their favorite golfers in each pricing tier.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 7/31/18

Jul 31, 2018 00:25:39

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Can we stomach Trevor Bauer's lofty price Tuesday in daily fantasy baseball? Or should we look to pay down on cheaper pitchers in plus matchups? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate and ranks the pitchers accounting for their salaries before discussing which offenses we should target with stacks tonight.

The Solo Shot: Monday 7/30/18

Jul 30, 2018 00:25:38

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With palatable pitchers available in each pricing tier, what type of roster construction should we look to deploy in daily fantasy baseball on Monday? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the options and discusses the top pitchers on the board, which stacks you can pair with them, and a couple of stacks that should come at low ownership for tournaments.

The Solo Shot: Friday 7/27/18

Jul 27, 2018 00:24:34

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Friday's daily fantasy baseball slate gives you a wide array of choices based on how you want to build your roster. numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down which pitchers you should target depending on the plan of attack you want to pursue before discussing a mixture of high-priced and value stacks to help you get the pitcher you most desire.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 7/26/18

Jul 26, 2018 00:24:31

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With two different offenses figuring to be abundantly popular on Thursday, should we still be willing to stack them in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks into the matchups for the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics to decide how we should handle them in tournaments before providing some alternative stacks if you decide not to go that direction. (Note: The Washington Nationals​ have since announced that Tommy Milone​ will start in place of Stephen Strasburg​ on Thursday.)

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Gander Outdoors 400

Jul 25, 2018 00:23:44

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As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes its second stop at Pocono of the year, what lessons from the spring race can we implement for daily fantasy NASCAR in the Gander Outdoors 400? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks at historic scoring trends to figure out what type of roster construction we should deploy before breaking down the top drivers in each pricing tier.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 7/25/18

Jul 25, 2018 00:26:05

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Which pitchers and stacks should we target Wednesday for both the early-only and main slates? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the offerings, detailing two hurlers and two offenses in prime spots for daily fantasy along with which games may have weather worth monitoring. To skip to the discussion of the early-only slate, jump to the 14:21 mark in the podcast.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA RBC Canadian Open

Jul 25, 2018 01:02:32

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With Dustin Johnson entering the RBC Canadian Open as the heavy favorite, how should we handle him in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down what they're doing with Johnson following his missed cut at The Open Championship before breaking down their favorite golfers in each pricing tier and what type of roster construction they plan on using this week.

The Solo Shot: Monday 7/24/18

Jul 24, 2018 00:26:40

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Tuesday's daily fantasy baseball slate is loaded with high-quality starting pitchers. What are the pros and cons of each, and who should we be favoring in cash games and tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the elite options and sorts out who should sit atop our lists before running through the best offenses to stack for the slate.

The Solo Shot: Monday 7/23/18

Jul 23, 2018 00:25:18

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With three top-end aces on Monday's daily fantasy baseball slate, which should we be favoring in cash games and tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the case behind all three starters and ranks them based on game type before dishing on some value stacks you can target in order to afford an ace at pitcher.​

The Solo Shot: Friday 7/20/18

Jul 20, 2018 00:23:51

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As Major League Baseball returns from its All-Star break, which pitchers and stacks should we target in the first daily fantasy baseball slate back? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the options, discussing whether Trevor Bauer is worth his lofty price tag, alternative options at pitcher, and a pair of value stacks that can help you afford Bauer if you would like.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

Jul 19, 2018 00:29:46

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What strategies do we need to keep in mind Sunday as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to New Hampshire for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks back at past New Hampshire races to see what type of roster construction can be successful ​before running through the top noteworthy drivers in each pricing tier.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA The Open Championship

Jul 18, 2018 01:14:44

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With the world's best golfers heading to Carnoustie Golf Links for The Open Championship, who should we be targeting for daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes take a look at the field and discuss which types of golfers they think can succeed at such a difficult course, their favorite plays in each pricing tier, and what role weather will play in building their rosters.

The Solo Shot: Friday 7/13/18

Jul 13, 2018 00:21:38

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On a slate with some murkiness at pitcher, which arms can we trust in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes​ runs through the options, discussing Madison Bumgarner's recent resurgence, some lower-cost pitchers who could surprise, and which offenses we should look to stack in MLB DFS for Friday night.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 7/12/18

Jul 12, 2018 00:23:39

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Thursday's main slate for daily fantasy baseball is loaded with stud pitchers. Which ones stand above the rest, and where can we find palatable stacks? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing one ace who checks in as the top option, which pitchers can contend to be the second arm on the slate, and where we can find salary savings at hitter in order to pay up for our pitcher.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Quaker State 400

Jul 12, 2018 00:24:47

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At a Kentucky track where drivers can dominate and lead a bunch of laps, what strategies do we need to keep in mind for daily fantasy NASCAR at the Quaker State 400? ​numberFire's Jim Sannes looks historic scoring trends to see what type of roster construction we should plan on deploying before discussing the top drivers in each pricing tier entering practice and qualifying.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 7/11/18

Jul 11, 2018 00:25:13

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Chris Sale enters Wednesday's daily fantasy baseball slate with one of the highest salaries we have seen all season on FanDuel. Can we find the value in order to use him in DFS, or will we have to turn elsewhere at pitcher? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the reasoning why we should try to get up to Sale, which pitchers we can target if we decide not to do so, and which hitters will help us afford Sale's lofty price tag.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA John Deere Classic

Jul 11, 2018 00:27:17

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With a field lacking star power heading to TPC Deere Run for the John Deere Classic, which golfers can we trust this week in PGA DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the contenders, discussing what type of roster construction we should look to deploy, the top golfers in each pricing tier, and how we can pivot off of several potentially highly-owned assets.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 7/10/18

Jul 10, 2018 00:25:18

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On a slate where some of the offenses with the highest implied team totals present causes for concern, where do we turn for stacking in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes ​breaks down the options, detailing which popular options could be worth fading, which high-upside stacks could go overlooked, and whether Trevor Bauer or Justin Verlander should be the top pitcher of the night.

The Solo Shot: Monday 7/9/18

Jul 9, 2018 00:26:03

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With a handful of solid pitching options on Monday's slate, which one should we dig most for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the options, discussing which pitcher we should use in cash games and ranking the pitchers for tournaments before running through the top offenses to stack for the night.

The Solo Shot: Friday 7/6/18

Jul 6, 2018 00:21:48

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Between Chris Sale​, Jacob deGrom​, and Lance McCullers​, who's the favorite to be the highest-scoring arm of the night on Friday in daily fantasy baseball? ​numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the pros and cons of the three aces and ranks them for cash games and tournaments before detailing some low-cost hitters you can target in order to afford a stud pitcher.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Coke Zero Sugar 400

Jul 6, 2018 00:23:08

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As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads back to Daytona for the Coke Zero Sugar 400, which drivers should we be keeping an eye on for daily fantasy NASCAR? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the top drivers in each tier based on their history at restrictor-plate tracks and current form while also dissecting historic scoring trends to lay out a strategy for roster construction in cash games and tournaments.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 7/5/18

Jul 5, 2018 00:20:40

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Justin Verlander is heads and tails more expensive than every other pitcher on the board for Thursday's daily fantasy baseball slate and figures to be the most popular play. Should we swallow the chalk and plug him into our lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes answers that question by digging into Verlander's matchup, what the alternatives have to offer, and whether we can find enough value at hitter tonight to afford Verlander's lofty salary.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Greenbrier Classic

Jul 4, 2018 00:29:56

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Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, and Tony Finau headline this week's Greenbrier Classic. numberFire's Brandon Gdula breaks down that top tier and discusses who else is worth targeting in PGA DFS based on past history at The Old White TPC, recent form, and key stats.

The Solo Shot: Monday 7/2/18

Jul 2, 2018 00:25:21

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Can we trust Max Scherzer in daily fantasy baseball as he faces a high-powered Boston Red Sox lineup, or should we look to spend up on high-priced bats instead? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down Monday's main slate, discussing Scherzer's appeal despite the matchup, some lower-cost arms with strikeout upside, and which of the high-priced hitters we should prioritize.

The Solo Shot: Friday 6/29/18

Jun 29, 2018 00:24:13

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With a grouping of four pitchers at the top of the pool who could all wind up as the top arm on the slate, which hurlers should we favor Friday in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the options, discussing the pros and cons of all four before ranking them for cash games and tournaments. Sannes also details the top stacks of the night and how we should handle the Texas Rangers against Dylan Covey. (NOTE: Jacob deGrom's start has since been pushed back to tomorrow.)

The Solo Shot: Thursday 6/28/18

Jun 28, 2018 00:24:40

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Which pitchers and stacks should we target Thursday for the early-only and main slates? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both offerings, discussing two pitchers to target on each and the top two offenses that could post a big run total. To skip to the early-only slate discussion, jump to the 13:01 mark in the episode.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Overton's 400

Jun 28, 2018 00:23:45

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As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Chicagoland for the Overton's 400, can anybody break up The Big Three at the top of the leaderboard? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the field, discussing drivers with intriguing track history and current form in each pricing tier and breaking down strategies we should keep in mind for daily fantasy NASCAR.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 6/27/18

Jun 27, 2018 00:26:31

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On a slate with abounding question marks at pitcher, which arm stands out as being the best option for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews Wednesday's main slate, running through some pitchers who could emerge from the pack, how to handle Madison Bumgarner after an impressive start, and which stacks we should turn to.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Quicken Loans National

Jun 27, 2018 00:58:49

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Rickie Fowler is the heavy favorite to win at the Quicken Loans National this weekend, and Tiger Woods is firmly second in odds. How should we handle those two in daily fantasy golf as a result? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing what they're doing with Fowler and Woods, what type of roster construction they plan to deploy, and their favorite golfers in each pricing tier.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 6/26/18

Jun 26, 2018 00:25:31

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Corey Kluber is the most expensive pitcher on Tuesday night for daily fantasy baseball, but is he the best option for our lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down two pitchers who stand above Kluber, a lower-cost option to save salary, and which offenses we should look to stack on the main slate.

The Solo Shot: Monday 6/25/18

Jun 25, 2018 00:24:58

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After Justin Verlander​​, who's the second-best pitcher on the board Monday night for daily fantasy baseball? Are they good enough to allow us to forgo Verlander at his price? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, ranking the secondary options on the board, running through Felix Hernandez's recent improvements, and discussing which offenses we should look to stack for both savings and upside.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350

Jun 21, 2018 00:24:47

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With only 110 laps to run in Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, our strategies for daily fantasy NASCAR will be much different than they would be at other tracks. What do we need to keep in mind while filling out lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through which starting positions are most fruitful for FanDuel points, which drivers have done well here in the past, and which extreme value plays could post a solid finish at a low salary.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 6/20/18

Jun 20, 2018 00:26:14

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Can we trust Charlie Morton in daily fantasy baseball with the walk issues he has had recently? Or should we look to save money on a surging David Price? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down Wednesday's slate for MLB DFS, discussing how we should handle Morton, whether we should buy low on a struggling Bryce Harper, and which offenses we should look to stack.

Tamika Catchings Discusses Her Historic WNBA Career and the Impact of Fantasy Sports

Jun 19, 2018 00:20:28

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Former Indiana Fever All-Star and WNBA legend Tamika Catchings stops by The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast to discuss her time in the WNBA, her four Olympic gold medals, lessons learned from the late Pat Summitt, and what impact fantasy sports can have on the growth of the WNBA.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 6/19/18

Jun 19, 2018 00:26:24

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Tuesday's slate features a dilemma at the top of the pitching pool: do you side with Justin Verlander at home or the scorching hot Chris Sale on the road? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the merits of both pitchers before picking a top arm of the night, dissecting a lower-priced option with upside, and finding value hitters who can help you afford Verlander and Sale.

The Solo Shot: Monday 6/18/18

Jun 18, 2018 00:26:19

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Once again, Trevor Bauer and Gerrit Cole will go toe-to-toe on Monday's daily fantasy baseball slate, battling to be the top arm of the night. Which one should we favor for cash games, and is the answer different in tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both starters and discusses which should sit higher on our lists before running through why Jacob deGrom could be viable in Coors Field and a game with friendly weather for offense that could be ripe for stacking.

The Solo Shot: Friday 6/15/18

Jun 15, 2018 00:27:04

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With a combination of high-priced pitching and high-priced hitting on Friday's slate for daily fantasy baseball, how can we afford all of the studs we want to jam in? numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the slate, ​discussing which high-priced pitchers we should prioritize for cash games and tournaments, a low-priced pitcher who would allow you to pay up for offense, and ways to get low-cost exposure to high-upside stacks.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 6/14/18

Jun 14, 2018 00:22:32

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On a short, four-game slate Thursday, do any pitchers provide us with the blend of both safety and upside that we seek in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes touches on all eight pitchers who will take the mound, discussing which we should consider in our pitching slot, which we should look to stack against, and which could go either way.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 6/13/18

Jun 13, 2018 00:24:29

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Both Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer have been racking up the strikeouts recently, and both are facing teams that are willing to whiff. Which hurler should we favor in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down what the two have to offer and ranks them before breaking down a cheaper pitcher to target and some high-upside stacks for the main slate.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 6/12/18

Jun 12, 2018 00:25:21

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With a full 15 games on Tuesday's slate for daily fantasy baseball, which players have the upside to help us separate from the pack? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the offering, looking at a high-priced pitcher in a great matchup, a value option who could allow you to pay up at hitter, and some lower-owned stacks that could post big totals.

The Solo Shot: Monday 6/11/18

Jun 11, 2018 00:25:33

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For Monday's daily fantasy baseball slate, there are several pitchers who could wind up being the top arm of the night. Is there one who stands out above the rest? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down Monday's main slate, ranking some of the top pitchers, discussing what we should do with Madison Bumgarner in his second start off the disabled list, and running through the top stacking options of the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA U.S. Open

Jun 8, 2018 01:01:03

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The world's top golfers are heading to Shinnecock Hills for the second major of the year, the U.S. Open. Which should we be targeting for daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, detailing the roster construction they plan to deploy, which golfers they like most in each tier, and how they're handling a course that is a bit of an unknown.

The Solo Shot: Friday 6/8/18

Jun 8, 2018 00:23:49

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Which upper-tier ace sits atop the rest entering Friday's slate for daily fantasy baseball? And how can we afford them? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through all the high-priced pitchers at your disposal and discusses one who should stand out among the others, a ranking of the rest of the pitchers, and which offenses you can target in order to save some salary without restricting upside.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 6/7/18

Jun 7, 2018 00:24:39

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With Gerrit Cole being the lone ace on Thursday's daily fantasy baseball slate, is he a must-use asset, or can we turn somewhere else at pitcher? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the main slate, discussing Cole, some alternatives at pitcher, and stacks before providing a brief breakdown of the early-only slate. To skip to the early-only breakdown, jump to the 19:27 mark of the podcast.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR FireKeepers Casino 400

Jun 6, 2018 00:25:16

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With a clear-cut group of four drivers heading into Michigan as the favorites to win the FireKeepers Casino 400, which should we target in daily fantasy NASCAR? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the field, ranking that group of four entering the weekend, discussing each of the other pricing tiers and drivers who pop within them, and laying out strategies for the event based on starting positions.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 6/6/18

Jun 6, 2018 00:27:12

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Wednesday's daily fantasy baseball slate lacks a clear-cut top option at pitcher. Which hurler could emerge from the pack and post a big score? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the top options at the position and ranks them for both cash games and tournaments before running through some high-upside stacks playing in hitter-friendly weather.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA St. Jude Classic

Jun 5, 2018 01:01:40

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In the final tuneup before the U.S. Open, the PGA Tour heads to TPC Southwind for the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Which golfers should we be targeting there for daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing the studs they're prioritizing, which value plays will help them afford the high-priced golfers, and what type of roster construction they plan on using.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday, 6/5/18

Jun 5, 2018 00:25:23

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With tons of high-strikeout pitchers taking the mound on Tuesday, which ones should top our list in daily fantasy baseball? ​numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the options, detailing two high-priced pitchers and one cheaper option before discussing some value hitters to target when you decide to pay up at pitcher.

The Solo Shot: Monday 6/4/18

Jun 4, 2018 00:24:04

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On a short, four-game slate Monday, which pitchers can we trust in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the offering, running through three pitchers who are capable of getting some strikeouts, three you should consider stacking against, and which bats possess the slate-changing upside that we need.

The Solo Shot: Friday 6/1/18

Jun 1, 2018 00:23:22

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​With a big pitcher's duel on tap in Houston, should we favor Gerrit Cole​ or Chris Sale​ Friday in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the two aces and ranks them before discussing alternatives at pitcher, ways to get cheap exposure to Coors Field, and which hitters you can target in order to afford Sale or Cole.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 5/31/18

May 31, 2018 00:24:08

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With Clayton Kershaw coming off the disabled list tonight, how should we handle him in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the concerns around Kershaw and dissects whether he's worthy of his price tag before breaking down alternatives at pitcher, the top stacks of the night, and some value plays at hitter.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Pocono 400

May 30, 2018 00:26:45

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As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Pocono's triangular track, what do we need to know for daily fantasy NASCAR at the Pocono 400? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down historic scoring trends to formulate a strategy for the race, discusses drivers with intriguing current form and track history in each pricing tier, and focuses on a few drivers who could wind up in victory lane.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/30/18

May 30, 2018 00:25:04

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With a blend of both high-priced and low-priced pitchers with strikeout upside, which arms should we favor on Wednesday's daily fantasy baseball slate? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the night's hurlers, detailing the three who should top our lists, before combing through the top stacks on the board and where we can find value at hitter.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA The Memorial Tournament

May 29, 2018 01:02:44

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The PGA Tour is sending a star-studded field to Muirfield Village GC in Ohio for the Memorial Tournament this weekend. Which studs stand above the rest for daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing their favorite golfers in each pricing tier, which stats they're focusing on for the event, and which overlooked golfers could perform well.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 5/29/18

May 29, 2018 00:22:57

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Tuesday is another night where getting bats at Coors Field seems mighty appealing in daily fantasy baseball. How can we afford them without capping ourselves at starting pitcher? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the top plays of the night, discussing two higher-priced pitchers with big strikeout upside, a low-priced arm you can consider in the pursuit of high-priced bats, and other stacks outside of Coors that could bring some salary relief.

The Solo Shot: Friday 5/25/18

May 25, 2018 00:24:09

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On a slate overflowing with aces that also has some fun, high-priced hitters, how can we strike the correct balance between the two in daily fantasy baseball? ​numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing which pitchers we should prioritize, how we can still get exposure to Coors Field without breaking the bank, and which low-cost hitters we can find elsewhere to squeeze in all the studs.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 9

May 24, 2018 00:54:25

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With youngster Juan Soto now in the big leagues, how should we handle him in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down what Soto's minor-league track record says about his immediate viability before discussing recent big performances by Kenta Maeda and Jose Berrios and dissecting the Colorado Rockies' struggling offense.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 5/24/18

May 24, 2018 00:24:38

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With a pair of three-game slates on tap Thursday, which pitchers and stacks should we target in each? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both offerings, discussing two ​pitchers who can rack up strikeouts on both slates and two offenses that could post big run totals. If you would like to skip to the main-slate discussion, jump to the 13:24 mark in the podcast.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR Coca-Cola 600

May 23, 2018 00:57:36

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to its longest race Sunday night for the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte. What do we need to know before filling out our daily fantasy NASCAR lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break it all down, discussing historic scoring trends in the race, ranking the three biggest studs heading into the event, and planning out which value plays could help them afford high-priced drivers this weekend.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/23/18

May 23, 2018 00:23:36

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After a huge, 13-strikeout day in his most recent start, can we go back to fully trusting Jacob deGrom in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes goes through deGrom's electric outing and discusses how you should handle deGrom today in DFS before running through alternatives at pitcher and the top stacks to target on the main slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Fort Worth Invitational

May 22, 2018 01:07:03

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Jordan Spieth is once again the odds-on favorite this week as the PGA Tour heads to the Fort Worth Invitational. How should we handle him in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down what they're doing with Spieth, which other high-priced golfers they plan on using, and how their roster construction will differ at this event compared to others.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 5/22/18

May 22, 2018 00:25:09

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With both Gerrit Cole and Chris Sale on Tuesday's slate for daily fantasy baseball, which is more worth his lofty salary? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the cases behind both pitchers and discusses which should top our wish list before breaking down a cheaper pitcher to use, some low-cost stacks, and a high-powered offense that's in a sneakily good matchup tonight.

The Solo Shot: Monday 5/21/18

May 21, 2018 00:25:03

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Monday's slate features a handful of exciting, young pitchers in plus matchups for daily fantasy baseball. Which one should we be plugging into our lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the options at pitcher, details some bad offenses that could get their seasons moving in the right direction tonight, and discusses a pitcher who enters Monday on a hot streak but may be a trap for those who invest.

The Solo Shot: Friday 5/18/18

May 18, 2018 00:24:53

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Friday's slate includes Max Scherzer, some lower-cost pitchers with strikeout upside, and offenses that could go off. What's the right combination of each of these ingredients for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing which games may have worrisome weather, which pitchers we should target in case Scherzer's game is pushed back, and the offenses best positioned to put a bunch of runs on the board.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 8

May 17, 2018 00:53:54

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​With Robinson Cano​ out 80 games due to a suspension, how should we view the Seattle Mariners​' offense from a DFS perspective? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes check out the remaining pieces and discuss when the Mariners are still stackable. The two also break down Freddy Peralta​'s electric debut, Justin Turner​'s return for the Los Angeles Dodgers​, and why Alex Bregman​ may be on the verge of a hot streak.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 5/17/18

May 17, 2018 00:24:23

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With no clear-cut ace on Thursday's daily fantasy baseball slate, where should we turn at pitcher? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down three different arms with strikeout upside, a banged-up offense that we could still potentially stack due to a plus matchup, and a high-powered offense that may go overlooked in tournaments.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/16/18

May 16, 2018 00:28:10

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Wednesday provides a pair of intriguing slates for daily fantasy baseball, one loaded with stud pitchers and the other providing some high-upside offenses. Which pitchers and stacks should we target in each? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both offerings, discussing two pitchers and two stacks for both the early-only and the main slate. To skip to the main-slate discussion, jump to the 15:19 mark of the episode.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA AT&T Byron Nelson

May 15, 2018 01:00:41

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Jordan Spieth is a heavy favorite as the PGA Tour heads to Trinity Forest Golf Club for the first time. Do we need to use him in daily fantasy golf for the AT&T Byron Nelson? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down how they're handling Spieth this week, what type of roster construction they plan to deploy, and which value plays can help you afford Spieth's lofty salary.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 5/15/18

May 15, 2018 00:25:47

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With plenty of games potentially being affected by weather Tuesday, which pitchers and stacks should we have on our radar? numberFire's Jim Sannes discusses the games where weather may be an issue, lists alternatives you can target in case games do wind up being postponed, and runs through value plays at both hitter and pitcher for when you're short on salary.

The Solo Shot: Monday 5/14/18

May 14, 2018 00:28:04

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Monday's daily fantasy baseball slate features a handful of starters with strikeout upside, but all of them have some sort of question mark. Which pitcher should we be looking to target? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the top tier at pitcher, discusses some concerns around Patrick Corbin's average fastball velocity, and runs through the top offenses to stack for the night.

The Solo Shot: Friday 5/11/18

May 11, 2018 00:25:53

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With three top-tier aces on Friday's daily fantasy baseball slate, is there a way we can use them while still paying up for some higher-priced hitters? ​numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing which of the pitchers we should want most, ways to get fun sticks without breaking the bank, and a couple of stacks that could go overlooked.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 7

May 10, 2018 00:53:24

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Is the Atlanta Braves​' early-season demolition of left-handed pitchers something we can expect to continue? And how do we handle a struggling Michael Conforto​ in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes sort through those questions from a DFS perspective and do deep dives on Luis Severino​'s brutal schedule, Aaron Nola​'s increasing swinging-strike rate, and more.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 5/10/18

May 10, 2018 00:24:17

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With Coors Field looking mighty tempting for stacking on Thursday, which pitchers can we target in order to afford some high-priced bats? numberFire's Jim Sannes discusses two pitchers with big strikeout upside and small price tags who can help get you there before running through a different stack that could go overlooked because of the allure of Coors Field.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR KC Masterpiece 400

May 9, 2018 00:51:25

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As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kansas for the KC Masterpiece 400, which strategies do we need to keep in mind while filling out lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down historic scoring trends at the track before discussing drivers with intriguing history at the track or positive current form.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/9/18

May 9, 2018 00:25:01

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Wednesday will be Patrick Corbin's second consecutive start against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Can we still trust his high-strikeout ways in daily fantasy baseball, or should we turn elsewhere? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down why Corbin should still be on your radar, a few alternative pitchers you can target, and a potentially overlooked stack that carries big upside. To jump to a brief analysis of the early-only slate, skip to the 18:37 mark of the podcast.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA THE PLAYERS

May 8, 2018 01:00:59

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​As the PGA Tour heads to TPC Sawgrass in search of a huge payday, which golfers should we target in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing their favorite plays of the week, what type of roster construction they plan on deploying, and which value plays they can target in order to afford the studs.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 5/8/18

May 8, 2018 00:22:24

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Corey Kluber's strikeout rate has dipped this season, and he'll be on the road tonight to face the Milwaukee Brewers. Should we trust him as our top pitcher in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes dissects the numbers behind Kluber's 2018 season and maps out how to handle him before discussing alternatives at pitcher and which stacks are worth targeting.

The Solo Shot: Monday 5/7/18

May 7, 2018 00:23:40

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On Monday's seven-game daily fantasy baseball slate, are we forced into using Stephen Strasburg, or are there some alternative options who could post big totals? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing the appeal behind Strasburg, some lower-cost arms who could get strikeouts, and the top offenses to stack for the night.

The Solo Shot: Friday 5/4/18

May 4, 2018 00:25:15

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On Friday's slate, we have a handful of high-priced stacks in good positions to post big totals, but we also have an expensive Gerrit Cole taking the bump. Which side should we favor in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the case behind why you should want to pay for Cole, some low-priced stacks you can use to afford him, and a few cheaper pitchers who can allow you to pay up for hitters.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 6

May 3, 2018 00:51:31

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How do we handle the Los Angeles Dodgers in daily fantasy baseball now that Corey Seager is done for the year? And can we still stack the Minnesota Twins with Miguel Sano on the shelf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down their thoughts on those two injuries before running through whether they're buying the recent performances of James Paxton, Trevor Bauer, Tyson Ross, and Jake Faria.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 5/3/18

May 3, 2018 00:23:48

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Thursday presents two wildly different slates for daily fantasy baseball: one is brimming with pitchers, and the other will leave you scrambling for strikeouts. Which arms are the best to target? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both slates, detailing two pitchers and two stacks for each. If you would like to skip to the main-slate discussion, jump to the 11:51 mark in the episode.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR AAA 400 Drive for Autism

May 2, 2018 00:59:07

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With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heading to Dover for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism, which drivers should we be considering in DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down historic scoring trends at Dover, discuss their roster construction for the race, and run through drivers with intriguing track history and current form.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/2/18

May 2, 2018 00:26:19

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Tuesday's main slate features plenty of solid arms, making high-level stacks hard to find. Which offenses might be able to break through their matchups and score some runs? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate and details three stacks you can target, a high-priced arm you can trust, and two cheaper pitchers who may carry big upside. If you would like to skip to the brief early-only slate preview, jump to the 20:23 mark in the podcast.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Wells Fargo Championship

May 1, 2018 01:01:01

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With a field full of top-end studs heading to Quail Hollow for the Wells Fargo Championship, which golfers should we target in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the high-priced golfers before discussing the roster construction they plan to use this week and some low-priced golfers who allow them to afford the studs.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 5/1/18

May 1, 2018 00:26:11

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Tuesday's daily fantasy baseball slate features five ace pitchers with four of them pitching at home. How do we narrow our list down and pick the top option? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the top pitchers and ranks them for the slate, discusses some low-cost stacks that can help you afford an ace, and analyzes ways to differentiate from the field with other choices. (NOTE: The Atlanta Braves​ have since announced that Mike Soroka will start in place of Sean Newcomb​ tonight.)

The Solo Shot: Monday 4/30/18

Apr 30, 2018 00:25:30

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With both Charlie Morton​ and Zack Greinke​ in tough matchups, where should we turn at pitcher Monday in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate and details a cheaper pitcher to target, whether we can safely target Greinke and Morton despite their matchups, and a game that could feature plenty of offense for stacking.

The Solo Shot: Friday 4/27/18

Apr 27, 2018 00:22:02

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Is Corey Kluber or Jacob deGrom the top pitcher of the night in daily fantasy baseball on Friday? And which hitters can we target in order to afford them? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, ranking the two aces and detailing a cheaper arm before discussing the top offenses to stack for the slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 5

Apr 26, 2018 00:54:17

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With Ronald Acuna now in the Majors, how should we be handling him in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes discuss what they're doing with Acuna early on before running through J.A. Happ's impressive start, Jack Flaherty's promotion, and much more.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 4/26/18

Apr 26, 2018 00:25:28

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Both the early-only and main daily fantasy baseball slates on Thursday offer us an ace at pitcher and an alternative with strikeout upside. Which arms should we be targeting in each? numberFire's Jim Sannes goes through the two main offerings of the day, breaking down which of the arms is most worthy of attention and which offenses we should stack for the two slates. To skip to the main-slate discussion, jump to the 12:46 mark of the episode.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR GEICO 500

Apr 25, 2018 00:54:21

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With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heading to Talladega for the GEICO 500, what strategies do we need to keep in mind while filling out lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the weekend by breaking down historic scoring trends at the track, which drivers have excelled there in the past, and which drivers are running well right now and could be worthy of consideration.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 4/25/18

Apr 25, 2018 00:23:57

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Should we still be paying up for Clayton Kershaw after a rough outing last week? And should we buy into Jake Arrieta's recent impressive outing and plug him in tonight? numberFire's Jim Sannes answers those questions in breaking down the pitching options for Wednesday's daily fantasy baseball slate before detailing offenses you can stack and value plays who can help you afford a higher-priced pitcher.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 4/24/18

Apr 24, 2018 00:25:52

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With a host of pitchers all viable options to be the top hurler of the night, which should we be favoring in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the options, discussing which are cash-game plays and which are better for tournaments before ranking the top teams to stack for the slate.

The Solo Shot: Monday 4/23/18

Apr 23, 2018 00:25:30

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Can Gerrit Cole continue his hot start against a dangerous Los Angeles Angels offense on Monday? If not, which other pitchers should we target in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through both of those questions, ranking the top pitchers of the night before discussing a value option at the position. Sannes also details several high-priced stacks and one bargain stack you can target if you do decide to use Cole.

The Solo Shot: Friday 4/20/18

Apr 20, 2018 00:26:44

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Friday's daily fantasy baseball slate presents a boatload of aces, including Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer squaring off against each other. How should we rank the high-priced hurlers? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through all the top pitching options, details which ones we should prioritize, and then runs through some cheap hitters who will allow us to afford the stud pitchers.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 4

Apr 19, 2018 00:54:23

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How much will injuries to Josh Donaldson, Elvis Andrus, and Jonathan Schoop affect their respective teams in daily fantasy baseball? And has Julio Teheran turned things around? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes take a look at the biggest trends across the league and break down their implications for MLB DFS.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 4/19/18

Apr 19, 2018 00:24:32

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With both Zack Greinke and Jameson Taillon in intriguing spots Thursday, which one should we favor in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the case behind each pitcher and ranks the two before detailing the top offenses to stack on the slate.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 4/18/18

Apr 18, 2018 00:27:00

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Thanks to a torrid start to his 2018 season, Gerrit Cole is the most expensive pitcher on Wednesday's MLB DFS main slate. Should we continue to buy him now that pricing has adjusted? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down why Cole's early-season performance is largely sustainable before discussing other pitchers and stacks you can target on Wednesday. Sannes also gives a brief rundown of the early-only slate, which starts at the 20:38 mark in the episode.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Valero Texas Open

Apr 17, 2018 01:03:43

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As the PGA Tour heads back down to Texas for the Valero Texas Open, which golfers should we be targeting this week in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing their favorite golfers in each tier, which golfers they may be looking to fade, and what type of roster construction they plan to deploy.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 4/17/18

Apr 17, 2018 00:26:49

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With both Corey Kluber and Shohei Ohtani set to take the mound on Tuesday, which should we prefer in MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the case for both pitchers, discusses a lower-cost arm who could also post some strikeouts, and runs through the top stacking options of the day, including one that should carry minimal ownership in tournaments.

The Solo Shot: Monday 4/16/18

Apr 16, 2018 00:27:25

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Monday's daily fantasy baseball slate features several low-cost pitchers with strikeout upside. Should we be favoring them over some of the safer, higher-priced arms? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing a plan of attack at pitcher, which offenses we should be looking to stack, and why Julio Teheran may not be a pitcher to target with stacks for the time being.

The Solo Shot: Friday 4/13/18

Apr 13, 2018 00:27:06

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Friday's slate offers a healthy number of good pitchers with some intriguing offenses we can stack. Which should be the top targets for each? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through whether or not we should buy into Gerrit Cole's impressive start, how big of a concern Zack Greinke's home-road splits are, and which offenses could be in for a big night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA First-Round Playoff Preview

Apr 12, 2018 01:17:39

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Which matchups should we be zeroing in on for daily fantasy basketball during the NBA playoffs? Where can we find much-needed value? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down each of the first-round matchups for the 2018 playoffs and detail the keys to success for each team, which players we can count on for dependable fantasy production, and which overlooked players could post big point totals.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 4/12/18

Apr 12, 2018 00:26:46

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With pitching options thin on a shorter slate, which arms can we trust for daily fantasy baseball Thursday? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the options, detailing two high-priced pitcher and one bargain arm before running through the top offenses to stack of the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 3

Apr 11, 2018 00:54:16

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With several important players landing on the disabled list, what's the impact on their respective teams for MLB DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the implications of injuries to Anthony Rizzo, Eugenio Suarez, and Christian Yelich before discussing what they're doing with Shohei Ohtani as a hitter in the Los Angeles Angels' lineup.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 4/11/18

Apr 11, 2018 00:29:05

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Wednesday brings a pair of intriguing slates for MLB DFS with plenty of pitchers and offenses to like in both. Which assets should we be zeroing in on? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both offerings, discussing two pitchers and two stacks from each and outlining some value arms and bats who can give you extra flexibility. If you would like to skip to the main-slate discussion, jump to the 15:22 mark in the episode.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA RBC Heritage

Apr 10, 2018 01:01:35

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Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey are coming off of strong showings at The Masters and enter the RBC Heritage as heavy favorites. Should we be looking their way in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing how they're handling the golfers who popped in Augusta, which second-tier studs could win the event, and which value plays will help make lineups work. (NOTE: Adam Hadwin has since withdrawn from the event.)

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 4/10/18

Apr 10, 2018 00:27:24

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Tuesday's slate presents a nice blend of solid pitchers and high-priced stacks. Which arms and bats should we be targeting most heavily? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the main sate and discusses one arm with the safety to target in cash games, another that could rack up big points in tournaments, and the offenses best positioned to score runs.

The Solo Shot: Monday 4/9/18

Apr 9, 2018 00:28:01

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Monday's main MLB DFS slate features three aces and some low-priced pitchers with strikeout upside. Which ones should we be targeting most heavily in cash games and tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the options at pitcher, discusses which high-priced bats we should prioritize, and searches for value on a slate where we will need it.

The Solo Shot: Friday 4/6/18

Apr 6, 2018 00:24:59

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Friday's slate gives us three pitchers who are capable of racking up big strikeout totals. Which one is able to separate from the pack and check in as the top option for MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down all three pitchers and discusses in which formats they are best suited, the offenses you should look to pair with them, and which stadiums could be impacted by weather.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 2

Apr 5, 2018 00:52:46

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With Michael Conforto rejoining the New York Mets' offense on Thursday, what are the implications for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down Conforto's return before discussing whether or not they're buying into the impressive starts to the season for Gerrit Cole, Cole Hamels, and Shohei Ohtani.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 4/5/18

Apr 5, 2018 00:26:42

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Which pitchers and stacks should we target in MLB DFS on Thursday for both the early-only and main slates? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both offerings, discussing the role weather will play throughout the day, the two pitchers in the best spot to succeed on the early-only slate, and whether Masahiro Tanaka or Robbie Ray should be the top option on the main. The main-slate discussion begins at the 14:39 mark in the podcast.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 25

Apr 4, 2018 00:52:37

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As the NBA enters the final week of the regular season, which teams and players could end the year on a high note for daily fantasy basketball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes take a look at the biggest trends across the league and break down the DFS implications so as to parse through which players we should target down the stretch.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 4/4/18

Apr 4, 2018 00:25:58

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With a pair of juicy slates on top for MLB DFS on Wednesday, which pitchers and stacks should we target in each? numberFire's Jim Sannes​ goes through which stud pitchers you should target on the early-only slate, a pair of high-upside starters who could do damage on the main slate, and two offenses to buy in both offerings. The main-slate discussion begins at the 14:52 mark in the podcast.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 4/3/18

Apr 3, 2018 00:27:04

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With Clayton Kershaw​ pitching on a slate where we'll want to pay up for bats, should we be willing to swallow his hefty price tag? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing the pros and cons around Kershaw, some alternatives at pitcher, and ways to get exposure to top-tier offenses without using up all of your salary.

The Solo Shot: Monday 4/2/18

Apr 2, 2018 00:29:21

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With teams rolling out their fourth and fifth starters, which arms can we trust in daily fantasy baseball on Monday's main slate? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the options, detailing the top pitchers for the slate and the best stacks on a slate overflowing with palatable choices. Sannes also gives a brief breakdown of the early-only slate beginning at the 23:02 mark in the episode.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA The Masters

Mar 30, 2018 01:14:21

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As the best golfers in the world head to Augusta National for the 2018 Masters Championship, which should we be targeting in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the elite field, discussing which of the studs has the best chance to put on the green jacket, some potential darkhorse candidates, and the value plays they want in order to afford the top golfers.

The Solo Shot: Friday 3/30/2018

Mar 30, 2018 00:29:38

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​As we head into the second day of the 2018 MLB DFS season, which pitcher stands above the rest for both cash games and tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the ace we should focus on most heavily, two alternative options with strikeout upside, and the top offenses that we should look to stack on the main slate.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 3/29/18

Mar 28, 2018 00:36:21

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The 2018 MLB DFS opening day main slate offers plentiful aces from which to choose. Which one is in the best spot to rack up points for daily fantasy baseball? The Solo Shot goes through the ace pitchers and details one stud to target in cash games and another in tournaments before discussing the affordable offenses you should target with stacks. (Note: This podcast was recorded before news that Salvador Perez​ had torn his MCL. Perez will not play opening day.)

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 1

Mar 28, 2018 00:55:15

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With a full offseason of moves set to impact the MLB DFS landscape for opening day 2018, what are the biggest takeaways we should note before filling out lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes go through the biggest changes and how they relate to daily fantasy, including the new humidor at Chase Field, the immense power in the New York Yankees' lineup, and the Milwaukee Brewers' retooled lineup.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 24

Mar 28, 2018 00:53:59

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With injuries piling up entering the final two weeks of the regular season, where can we find value in NBA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes take a look at the biggest trends across the league, discussing the injuries for the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors, the potential return of John Wall, and the Philadelphia 76ers with Markelle Fultz back in the fold.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: 2018 NCAA Tournament Final Four Betting Preview

Mar 27, 2018 00:27:04

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With the Final Four for the 2018 NCAA Tournament set, which teams do numberFire's algorithms like relative to their Vegas odds? numberFire's Keith Goldner and Jim Sannes break down the two national semifinals and discuss their spreads, moneylines, and totals before dissecting the championship odds for each of the remaining four teams.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Houston Open

Mar 27, 2018 01:08:33

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In the final tuneup before The Masters, the PGA Tour sends some of the top golfers in the world to the Houston Open. Which should we target in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing which studs they're favoring, how they plan to build their rosters, and which low-cost players have the ability to finish atop the leaderboard.

The Solo Shot: Splits and Advanced Stats in MLB DFS

Mar 23, 2018 00:36:47

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What are the biggest advanced stats we need to know for playing MLB DFS? And how can splits influence our decisions? numberFire's Jim Sannes goes through those two topics, discussing the best advanced stats for hitters and pitchers, which splits matter most, and which stats we should focus on to avoid the dangers of small sample sizes.

The Solo Shot: Using Park Factors and Weather in MLB DFS

Mar 22, 2018 00:21:26

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In baseball, each stadium is unique, creating an obstacle we don't see in other sports. How do we account for this in MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes goes through ways that park factors will alter our decisions and where to find information on park factors. Additionally, Sannes goes through the roles that rain, wind, temperature, and humidity play in our decision-making processes.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 23

Mar 21, 2018 00:52:40

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With injuries piling up on some teams and star players returning for others, who stands to benefit in daily fantasy basketball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes sort through all the big news across the NBA and dissect the DFS implications, including the Golden State Warriors' laundry list of ailments, Kevin Love's return for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and more.

The Solo Shot: Why You Should Pay Up at Pitcher in MLB DFS

Mar 21, 2018 00:24:42

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Whenever you pay up at pitcher in MLB DFS, your ability to afford the most expensive bats goes down. Does that mean we should be looking to save at the position? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks back at the data from 2017 to dissect why paying up at pitcher is a worthwhile strategy before discussing possible exceptions in which it's wise to go with a cheaper option.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA The Masters First Look

Mar 20, 2018 00:48:06

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With pricing up for PGA DFS at The Masters, what initially stands out in the field? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes give their opening thoughts on this year's rendition while looking at salaries, Vegas odds, and golfers who have excelled at Augusta in the past.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Corales Puntacana Championship

Mar 20, 2018 00:55:16

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​With most of the world's top golfers at another event, which golfers have a chance to make a name for themselves at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, detailing which golfers fit their process for PGA DFS, how they're handling the heavy favorite in Emiliano Grillo, and which value options could give them extra salary flexibility.

The Solo Shot: Why Stacking Is Essential in MLB DFS

Mar 20, 2018 00:21:50

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Stacking is one of the most important aspects of filling out a lineup for MLB DFS. What, exactly, is stacking, and why should we be focusing so heavily on it each day? numberFire's Jim Sannes discusses the role that stacking should play in your lineups, data behind the value of stacking during the 2017 season, and whether or not you should be stacking in cash games.

The Solo Shot: Introduction to MLB DFS

Mar 19, 2018 00:14:22

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What are the key things to know prior to filling out a lineup for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the basics of MLB DFS, discussing roster construction, the salary cap, how scoring works on FanDuel, and how you know who will be playing each night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 22

Mar 14, 2018 00:52:43

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As we enter the stretch run of the 2018 NBA season, which teams are providing us with some big-time value in daily fantasy basketball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes look at the teams embracing the tank and those pushing hard for playoff seeding to see which are prime for targeting in NBA DFS. The two also discuss the fantasy implications of injuries to Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry, and more.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Arnold Palmer Invitational

Mar 13, 2018 00:59:00

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Tiger Woods is coming off a huge showing last week and is the big favorite this week for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. How should we be handling him in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down Woods' chances to duplicate his performance, which other golfers could pop, and which value plays will allow you to afford the studs like Woods.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: 2018 NCAA Tournament Picks and Strategy

Mar 12, 2018 00:57:58

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With the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament about to get underway, which teams should we be picking while filling out our brackets? numberFire's Keith Goldner and Jim Sannes are joined by The Power Rank's Dr. Ed Feng to dissect this year's field of 68. The three discuss which teams are the favorites to cut down the nets, how public pick percentages will influence their decision-making based on the size of their bracket pools, and which sleeper teams they think are poised to make a run.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 21

Mar 8, 2018 00:57:44

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With teams amping up minutes for playoff positioning or starting to rest veterans, whose NBA DFS stock is on the rise? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the big movers across the league while discussing the Cleveland Cavaliers without Tristan Thompson, the Los Angeles Lakers without Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart, and Damian Lillard's insane hot streak.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Valspar Championship

Mar 7, 2018 01:05:31

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Jordan Spieth enters the Valspar Championship as the heavy favorite. How should we be handling him in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes discuss where Spieth ranks among the studs, which other high-priced golfers catch their attention, and who can emerge from a loaded middle tier in salary.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Beat the Score Strategy

Mar 1, 2018 00:28:28

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With FanDuel introducing a new contest type called Beat the Score, what types of strategies should we be utilizing in these contests? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes discuss how the new contests work, how they differ from tournaments and cash games, and what you should be looking for while filling out lineups.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 20

Mar 1, 2018 00:57:56

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The past week of NBA action has seen a major injury to Jimmy Butler and the return of some big assets. How do these changes alter the way we view each team in NBA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes look at the Minnesota Timberwolves without Butler, the effects of Paul Millsap's return on the Denver Nuggets, Jabari Parker's role with the Milwaukee Bucks, and more.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA WGC-Mexico

Feb 28, 2018 00:59:11

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A loaded field heads south of the border to Chapultepec for the World Golf Championships-Mexico, leaving us with plenty of high-profile names from which to choose for PGA DFS. Who are the top plays this week? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down which studs they're targeting, the roster construction they plan to deploy, and their favorite values.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 19

Feb 23, 2018 00:51:48

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With the NBA All-Star break concluding, which trends do we need to monitor for daily fantasy basketball out of the gate? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes run through the 10 biggest storylines, including Kawhi Leonard's continued absence, Lonzo Ball's return from injury, and the New Orleans Pelicans' blistering pace.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Honda Classic

Feb 21, 2018 00:52:05

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​A trio of top-end golfers enter the Honda Classic as heavy favorites. Which ones should we be targeting in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes take a look at those studs to discuss which ones they favor for cash games and tournaments, what type of roster construction they plan to deploy, and which cheaper options present the safety they need to afford the studs.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Genesis Open

Feb 14, 2018 01:08:16

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The PGA Tour sends a top-heavy field out to Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Open, putting abundant studs at our disposal for PGA DFS. Which ones should we be targeting? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the options, discussing their favorite high-priced golfers, the value options who will help them afford the others, and some middle-tier golfers who could wind up near the top of the leaderboard.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 18

Feb 13, 2018 00:58:13

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What's the fallout from a busy NBA trade deadline for daily fantasy basketball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the implications of the biggest moves by discussing the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers, Isaiah Thomas with the Los Angeles Lakers, and the effect of the Elfrid Payton trade on both the Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 17

Feb 8, 2018 00:56:37

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With Kristaps Porzingis' torn ACL taking him out of play for the rest of the season, how do we change our views of the New York Knicks in NBA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down all of the implications before discussing the impact of Jabari Parker's return for the Milwaukee Bucks, Nikola Mirotic's trade to the New Orleans Pelicans, and much more.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Feb 7, 2018 01:04:24

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A group of five studs is heading to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, giving a loaded field for PGA DFS. Which of the studs should we be targeting in cash games and tournaments? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the event and detail their favorite high-priced golfers, which value plays interest them most, and the type of roster construction they plan to deploy.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 16

Feb 1, 2018 00:52:34

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With a flurry of trades and injuries around the NBA, how should our views of the impacted teams and players change for DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down all of the big news, discussing the implications of Blake Griffin's trade on the Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit Pistons along with the fallout from injuries to DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Kevin Love, and more.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open

Jan 31, 2018 00:58:09

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The PGA Tour is sending a handful of the world's best golfers to the Waste Management Phoenix Open this weekend, presenting a loaded field for PGA DFS. Which studs are able to stand above the rest? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down which top-tier golfers they're targeting, which value plays they're using to afford the studs, and how they're building their rosters for cash games and tournaments.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Super Bowl Preview

Jan 26, 2018 00:39:47

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With the Super Bowl just around the corner, which players should we be targeting in single-game formats for NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots and discuss the players they're prioritizing, the matchups they want to exploit, and what strategies they're deploying for the unique format.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Pro Bowl Preview

Jan 26, 2018 00:22:32

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With a unique roster format for NFL DFS at the 2018 Pro Bowl, what strategies do we need to deploy while filling out rosters? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes take a look back at past renditions of the Pro Bowl and discuss roster construction, which positions they're prioritizing, and how they're handling the unique scoring formats on FanDuel.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 15

Jan 25, 2018 00:51:37

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What trends are developing across the NBA as it approaches the All-Star break? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the NBA DFS implications of the Milwaukee Bucks' firing of Jason Kidd, Kawhi Leonard's absence for the San Antonio Spurs, and DeAndre Jordan's return for the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Farmers Insurance Open

Jan 24, 2018 00:57:49

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The PGA Tour is sending its most loaded field of the 2017-18 season to Torrey Pines for this weekend's Farmers Insurance Open. Which of the studs have the ability to separate from the pack? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the event, discuss which golfers are hottest coming in and which have done well here in the past, and detail how they plan to construct their rosters in cash games and tournaments.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Conference Championship Preview

Jan 19, 2018 00:53:00

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With a two-game slate for conference championship weekend, which players can we trust in NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down both of the games and discuss their roster construction, which studs are worth their prices, and which value plays can make their lineups work.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 14

Jan 18, 2018 00:50:21

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With Myles Turner and J.J. Redick dealing with injuries while Isaiah Thomas and Zach LaVine ramp up their workloads, how do we need to change the way we view their teams in NBA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes go through the 10 biggest trends across the NBA and break down how they're affecting their daily fantasy basketball lineups.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA CareerBuilder Challenge

Jan 17, 2018 00:54:17

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Jon Rahm enters the PGA's CareerBuilder Challenge as the clear favorite to win. How do we need to handle him in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes discuss what they're doing with Rahm this week, what alternatives intrigue them near the top of the pricing pool, and what low-priced options will help their lineups work.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Divisional Round Preview

Jan 12, 2018 01:03:53

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With two separate main slates to tackle during the divisional round, how do we go about attacking each in NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes run through all four games, discussing which players they're targeting in each, what their ideal roster construction looks like, and which players they feel could go overlooked on the slates.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 13

Jan 11, 2018 00:51:37

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With more injuries piling up to studs like Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, and Kyle Lowry, how should we be viewing their respective teams in NBA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes run through the 10 biggest situations across the NBA and discuss how they're affecting their lineups on a nightly basis.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Sony Open in Hawaii

Jan 10, 2018 00:57:08

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With two clear favorites atop the field for the Sony Open in Hawaii, how can we differentiate our lineups from the field in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the event, discussing what golfers they're building around in cash games and tournaments, which under-owned options grab their attention, and where they'll find the value to pay up for the studs.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Wild Card Preview

Jan 5, 2018 00:56:35

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With the NFL playoffs about to get underway with a four-game DFS slate, which players should we be targeting at each position? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down all four games and discuss how they're handling each, which players stand above the rest, and what type of roster construction they plan to deploy on a difficult slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 12

Jan 4, 2018 01:04:29

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With James Harden, Joel Embiid, and Victor Oladipo all dealing with injuries, how do we need to alter the way we view their respective teams in NBA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes go through the implications of each of those losses before discussing the effect of returns for Blake Griffin, Isaiah Thomas, and Damian Lillard.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Sentry Tournament of Champions

Jan 4, 2018 00:54:38

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With a 34-golfer field heading to the PGA Tour's Sentry Tournament of Champions, which golfers should we target in DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the options, detailing those who have excelled at this tournament in the past, which golfers have been trending up of late, and which they are targeting in each pricing tier.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 17 Preview

Dec 29, 2017 01:25:12

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Week 17 is a unique beast for NFL DFS with stars resting for the postseason and other teams mailing it in with their seasons over. How do we navigate this landscape and pick the right players for our rosters? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate by running through all the news about which players will rest and which will play, discussing the games with the biggest playoff implications, and detailing their favorite plays at each position.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 11

Dec 28, 2017 01:04:19

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With players like Stephen Curry, Devin Booker, Hassan Whiteside, and Kawhi Leonard ramping back up to full health, how should we be viewing their teams differently in NBA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes sort through all the injury news across the association, break down the biggest developing trends, and try to find underpriced assets as January approaches.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 16 Preview

Dec 21, 2017 01:19:30

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Week 16 offers a blend of games with massive playoff implications and those with teams looking forward to 2018. How do we balance these forces while filling out our NFL DFS lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the main slate, discussing which trends are having an impact on their rosters, which games they may be looking to stack, and their favorite plays at each position.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 10

Dec 21, 2017 01:04:59

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As the NBA hurtles toward the high-profile holiday games, which trends are developing that we should look to exploit in NBA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the effects of various injuries, Chris Paul's usage with the Houston Rockets, the sudden surge of the Chicago Bulls, and more.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 15 Recap

Dec 19, 2017 01:13:54

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With just two weeks to go in the regular season, what did we learn in Week 15 that we can apply to NFL DFS down the stretch? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes recap each of the games through Sunday night, discuss the impact of the snap rates, usages, and injuries from each, and detail how they're handling various players in the coming weeks.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 15 Preview

Dec 15, 2017 01:22:26

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Week 15's main NFL DFS slate features several key games with heavy playoff implications. How should we be attacking those games with our daily fantasy rosters? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate, discussing ways they're getting exposure in the potential shootouts, trends that are impacting their lineups, and their favorite plays at each position.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 9

Dec 14, 2017 01:07:07

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Both Kawhi Leonard​ and John Wall​ are either back or set to return from injuries this week. How should that change the way we view their teams from an NBA DFS perspective? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down those two situations, ​discuss other trends catching their attention, and dissect the DFS implications of other injuries cropping up across the NBA.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 14 Recap

Dec 12, 2017 01:14:08

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With several key injuries impacting the Week 14 NFL DFS slate, how should they alter our view of the surrounding assets going forward? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down each game through Sunday night, dissect the implications of the snap rates, usages, and injuries, and discuss how they'll handle various affected assets in the coming weeks.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 14 Preview

Dec 7, 2017 01:25:19

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Week 14's main NFL DFS slate presents a long list of injuries to sort through and several poor offenses facing even worse defenses. How do we juggle these factors when filling out our lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes sort through all you need to know by breaking down the biggest trends, Vegas information, and injuries that are affecting their decisions before detailing their favorite plays at each position.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 8

Dec 7, 2017 01:05:57

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With a slew of high-impact injuries littering the NBA, how should we be viewing teams differently in daily fantasy basketball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes breakdown the effect of injuries to Stephen Curry, Hassan Whiteside, Jusuf Nurkic, Tim Hardaway Jr., and more on our NBA DFS rosters.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 13 Recap

Dec 5, 2017 01:17:22

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With most of Week 13 wrapped up, what are the biggest takeaways from the action for NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes go through each game, sort through the snap rates, usages, and injuries that matter, and break down how this information should influence your lineups going forward.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 13 Preview

Dec 1, 2017 01:24:22

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With Week 13 of the NFL DFS season just around the corner, what information do we need before we start to fill out our lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes run through all of the trends that are influencing their decisions, break down what Vegas is saying about the slate, and detail their favorite plays at each position.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 7

Nov 30, 2017 01:08:26

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What impact will Blake Griffin's injury have on the Los Angeles Clippers? And can we trust the value available in the Washington Wizards while John Wall is out? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes answer these two questions and discuss other trends around the NBA that should have an effect on your NBA DFS lineups.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: Eric Ebron on Fantasy Football, Gaming, and Life Beyond Football

Nov 29, 2017 00:09:43

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Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron joins numberFire's Jim Sannes to discuss fantasy football, Ebron's love of video games, and how he finds time for family during the NFL season.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 12 Recap

Nov 28, 2017 01:12:30

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Week 12's NFL DFS slate gave us a clearer picture of how we should handle various assets going forward in daily fantasy. What were the biggest takeaways? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes run through all the games through Sunday night, discussing the snap rates, usages, and injuries you need to know before dissecting the implications of that information.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 12 Preview

Nov 23, 2017 01:18:34

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Week 12's main NFL DFS slate features a blend of potential shootouts and games that could slant heavily in one direction. How should we handle each while filling out our daily fantasy rosters? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate, detailing the trends they are following, which games they are looking to stack, and which injuries could have an effect on their lineups.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Thanksgiving Preview

Nov 23, 2017 00:45:43

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With three games on the docket for NFL DFS on Thanksgiving, which plays could help us separate our lineups from the pack? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate, dissecting all three games, detailing their favorite plays at each position, and discussing the strategies they use when dealing with a smaller slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 6

Nov 22, 2017 01:05:05

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What effect has Chris Paul had on the Houston Rockets so far from a DFS perspective? And can we squeeze any value out of the Memphis Grizzlies with Mike Conley on the shelf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes tackle those two questions plus more in looking at all 30 NBA teams and discussing big trends cropping up across the association that are having an effect on their NBA DFS lineups.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 11 Recap

Nov 21, 2017 01:12:24

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With Week 11 of the 2017 NFL season nearly wrapped up, what takeaways should we have from all of the action for NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes run through all of the snap rates, usages, and injuries you need to know, discuss the implications from a DFS perspective, and look forward at how they'll be handling various assets in the future.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NASCAR's Ty Dillon Discusses DFS, His Process, and Game Selection

Nov 18, 2017 00:11:50

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Ty Dillon -- driver of the Germain Racing Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series -- chats with numberFire's Jim Sannes about his process for playing daily fantasy sports, how he squeezes DFS into his jam-packed schedule, and how he selects the games he wants to play for a given slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 11 Preview

Nov 17, 2017 01:21:23

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Week 11's NFL DFS slate features a handful of games that could feature a boatload of points. What's the best route to getting exposure to those games? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the main slate, discussing which games they're looking to stack, which trends are having an effect on their lineups, and which injuries they are monitoring entering the weekend.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 5

Nov 16, 2017 01:06:13

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With Rudy Gobert set to miss significant time for the Utah Jazz, how do we need to alter our view of the Jazz and their opponents in NBA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes discuss those implications before covering DFS news around all 30 teams, including Joel Embiid's increasing minutes and Eric Bledsoe's first few games with the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA The RSM Classic

Nov 15, 2017 00:58:51

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The PGA Tour heads down to Sea Island Resort for the RSM Classic, its final event before breaking for Thanksgiving. Which golfers should be on our radar for PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes run through the field, discussing their favorite plays in each pricing tier, what type of roster construction they're deploying, and how the weather may affect their lineups.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 10 Recap

Nov 14, 2017 01:08:25

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In a week that featured plenty of surprises and disappointments, what takeaways can we have from Week 10 for NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes run through the slate, detailing the snap rates, usages, and injuries to know before discussing the fantasy implications of each outcome.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 10 Preview

Nov 10, 2017 01:21:37

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Week 10's NFL DFS slate features a plethora of high-cost plays in tremendous spots. Which ones should we prioritize, and which value plays can we target to afford the studs? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate, discussing trends that are impacting their lineups, which games they're looking to stack, and what type of roster construction they're planning to use this week.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 4

Nov 9, 2017 01:01:11

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With Eric Bledsoe heading to the Milwaukee Bucks, how do we need to change our view of the Bucks and the Phoenix Suns for NBA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the trade before also discussing the Cleveland Cavaliers without Tristan Thompson, Kristaps Porzingis' monster usage rate, and more.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA OHL Classic

Nov 8, 2017 00:56:01

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The PGA Tour heads south of the border for the OHL Classic at Mayakoba with a number of high-profile names in tow. Which ones are our best to target for PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, detailing their favorite high-priced golfers, which low-priced guys can help them afford the studs, and what type of roster construction they plan to deploy.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 9 Recap

Nov 7, 2017 01:06:42

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With Week 9 largely in the books, what takeaways should we have going forward for NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes go through each of the games through Sunday night to dissect all of the usages, snap rates, and injuries you need to know while discussing the forward-looking implications of each for Week 10 and beyond.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 9 Preview

Nov 3, 2017 01:24:00

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With some potential hyper-popular plays available on Week 9's main NFL DFS slate, where can we look to differentiate from the field? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate, discussing how they'll handle those chalky options, which contrarian plays they're targeting, and which games they will be looking to stack. NOTE: This podcast was recorded before the news that Deshaun Watson had torn his ACL and would be out for the year and that Ezekiel Elliott would be eligible to play. A new segment has been recorded discussing the news and inserted in place of the first two trends.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 3

Nov 2, 2017 01:03:22

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As the NBA enters November, which trends have cropped up across the association that should have an effect on our daily fantasy basketball lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes take a look at all 30 teams, discussing the sustainability of the Orlando Magic's hot start, the Cleveland Cavaliers' continued struggles, and Anthony Davis' DFS ceiling.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Nov 1, 2017 00:54:29

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The PGA Tour returns back to the United States for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and it brings an intriguing field with it. Which golfers should we target in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down which studs could post low scores, which cheaper golfers may be a bit underpriced, and what type of roster construction they plan to deploy this week.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 8 Recap

Oct 31, 2017 01:05:59

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After an exciting slate of Week 8 games, what takeaways do we need to have for NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes go over each game through Sunday night, discussing which snap rates, injuries, and usages we need to note before analyzing the implications of those games.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 8 Preview

Oct 27, 2017 01:20:17

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With value hard to find on the Week 8 slate, how do we make our lineups fit under the salary cap in NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the action, detailing trends that are having an impact on their lineups, which injuries they are monitoring, and which low-cost options could be worth the gamble to help you pay up elsewhere.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 2

Oct 26, 2017 01:01:06

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With a full week of play in the books, what trends are developing across the NBA that should have an effect on our daily fantasy basketball lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes discuss early usages that have their attention, map out the implications of various injuries, and run through all 30 teams to break down their early-season data.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA WGC-HSBC

Oct 25, 2017 01:00:16

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The PGA Tour is sending some of the best to Sheshan International GC for the WGC-HSBC Champions this week. Which golfers are primed to post low scores and rack up points for PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing their favorite plays in each pricing tier and what type of roster construction they're deploying.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 7 Recap

Oct 24, 2017 01:08:52

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With Week 7 of the 2017 NFL season almost entirely in the books, what were the big takeaways from the action for NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes run through all of the snap counts, usages, and injuries you need to know before discussing what they all mean going forward for your daily fantasy football lineups.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 7 Preview

Oct 20, 2017 01:22:14

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With one game standing above the rest on Week 7's main slate for NFL DFS, how do we get exposure to it without the burdens of high ownership? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate, discussing ways to differentiate within a potential shootout, which game stacks they're itching to use, and their favorite plays at each position.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 1

Oct 19, 2017 01:07:25

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With the first full daily fantasy basketball slate of the 2017-2018 season firing up on Wednesday, which players are positioned to kick the year off in grand fashion? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes take a look at all 30 teams, discussing how their offseason changes will influence their outlook for DFS this year and identifying which players could see their value soar early on.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA THE CJ CUP

Oct 18, 2017 00:56:00

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With the PGA Tour making its maiden voyage to Nine Bridges, which golfers should we target in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the new course and discuss which statistics they are emphasizing, which golfers boast the best profiles, and which low-priced assets could make a run at the top of the leaderboard.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 6 Recap

Oct 17, 2017 01:10:57

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After injuries took down more key players in the NFL in Week 6, what takeaways should we have from them in daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down each game through Sunday night, discussing how those injuries, snap rates, and usages will impact their NFL DFS lineups going forward.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 6 Preview

Oct 13, 2017 01:19:54

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With value plays aplenty for Week 6, which players do we need to target in NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes dissect the slate, discussing which trends are having an effect on their lineups, which of the low-cost options provides the best blend of safety and upside, and to which games they want heavy exposure with game stacks.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA CIMB Classic

Oct 11, 2017 00:58:56

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The PGA Tour heads across the Pacific Ocean for this week's CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur. Which golfers could snag the victory and post big days for PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, discussing what roster construction they're using, which studs they want to build around, and which golfers they'll target in order to afford the higher-priced assets.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 5 Recap

Oct 10, 2017 01:08:58

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Which important takeaways do we need to have from Week 5 of the 2017 NFL season? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down each game through Sunday night, detailing the snap rates, usages, and injuries you need to know and discuss what effect they should have on your NFL DFS lineups.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 5 Preview

Oct 6, 2017 01:16:23

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With Week 5 of the 2017 season about to get underway, which players do we need to target in NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes run through the slate, breaking down all the trends, injuries, and Vegas info you need to know to fill out your lineups.​ The two also run through their roster construction for the week and which games they are looking to stack.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Safeway Open

Oct 5, 2017 00:51:53

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With the PGA Tour set to embark upon a new season, which golfers do we need to target in PGA DFS at the Safeway Open? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes run through the field, discussing which studs stand atop their lists, which mid-priced golfers could make a run at the top of the leaderboard, and which cheap assets allow them to pay up elsewhere.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 4 Recap

Oct 3, 2017 01:10:25

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Which snap rates, usages, and injuries do we need to know from Week 4 of the 2017 NFL season? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down each game from Thursday and Sunday, listing out the big implications, discussing how it changes their view of the respective players, and providing an early glimpse at how they plan to handle each situation going forward in NFL DFS.

The Solo Shot: Friday 9/29/17

Sep 29, 2017 00:24:07

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​With the Washington Nationals​ and Arizona Diamondbacks​ gearing up for the postseason, can we trust Stephen Strasburg​ and Zack Greinke​ in MLB DFS on Friday's slate? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the limitations for each pitcher, details three alternative pitchers who may have a bit more safety, and runs through the top offenses to stack for the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 4 Preview

Sep 29, 2017 01:19:09

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With Week 4 of the NFL DFS season around the corner, which players should we target on the main slate? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down all of the injuries, trends, and Vegas lines you need to know before discussing their favorite plays at each position.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 9/28/17

Sep 28, 2017 00:16:10

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Thursday's MLB DFS slate brings us eight games to sift through, but there is no true ace that we can feel totally comfortable with just plugging and playing. Which hurler seemingly has the most upside for tournaments? Is their floor also sturdy enough for cash games? numberFire's Matt Musico runs through four pitchers of interest before looking at three matchups that are ripe for stacking.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 9/27/17

Sep 27, 2017 00:23:35

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​With a variety of pitchers facing potential limited pitch counts Wednesday night, which ones should we feel safe targeting in MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through each of the options and details which could face those restrictions and which are worth their salaries regardless before discussing the top teams to stack of the night.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 9/26/17

Sep 26, 2017 00:23:39

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With both Chris Sale​ and Robbie Ray​ set to take the mound tonight, which is the better play for MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down which of the two he prefers for cash games and which is better suited for tournaments before discussing Bartolo Colon's unique pricing, a reason for fading Coors Field, and low-cost options to target at hitter.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 3 Recap

Sep 26, 2017 01:12:41

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Week 3 of the 2017 NFL season featured some major shifts in offensive philosophies that could have big implications for NFL DFS down the road. Which information do we need to know? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down all of the injuries, snap rates, and usages that will have an impact on their lineups going forward and discuss the week's big takeaways.

The Solo Shot: Monday 9/25/17

Sep 25, 2017 00:20:33

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Monday's main MLB DFS slate has four pitchers above $9,000, but they're all separated by just $500. With many of them in favorable matchups, which one offers the best blend of floor and upside for tournaments? numberFire's Matt Musico runs through two choices, along with picking a value option on the mound before detailing three stacks to target.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 26

Sep 23, 2017 00:53:03

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With just more than one week remaining until the MLB playoffs begin, which trends do we need to know about teams that will likely be playing into October? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the big information you need to know while setting your playoff DFS rosters, including the strength of the New York Yankees' bullpen, the recent offensive struggles for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and what the Washington Nationals' lineup would look like with the re-addition of Bryce Harper.

The Solo Shot: Friday 9/22/17

Sep 22, 2017 00:24:02

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Friday night's slate features both stud pitchers and stud hitters for whom we will want to pay up in MLB DFS. How can we afford their lofty salaries? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, dissecting which high-cost assets are worthy of investment, which we need to prioritize, and which low-cost hitters we can target to fit our lineups under the salary cap.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 3 Preview

Sep 22, 2017 01:19:22

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With Week 3 of the 2017 NFL season just around the corner, which players do we need to target in NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate, detailing which games may be ripe for stacking, which trends will have an effect on their lineups, and their favorite plays at each position.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 9/21/17

Sep 21, 2017 00:18:20

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No pitcher is more expensive than $9,600 on FanDuel's main MLB DFS slate on Thursday, so which one brings the perfect blend of floor and upside to the table? numberFire's Matt Musico identifies that hurler, along with a couple options for both cash games and tournaments. The podcast also details some intriguing and affordable stacks that can help you pay up for stud hitters in favorable matchups.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 9/20/17

Sep 20, 2017 00:24:14

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With Chris Sale​, Robbie Ray​, and Luke Weaver​ all dealing and set to start on Wednesday night, which is the best option for MLB DFS?​ numberFire's Jim Sannes ranks the three aces and details which are best for cash games and tournaments before going through a lower-priced option at pitcher and the top teams to stack for the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA TOUR Championship

Sep 20, 2017 00:55:01

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With just 30 golfers heading to the final event of the FedEx Cup playoffs at the TOUR Championship, how does our strategy have to differ in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes go through what their rosters will look like in the shorter field plus their favorite golfers of the week and some low-priced options who will make your lineups work.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 9/19/17

Sep 19, 2017 00:24:43

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​Tuesday's slate features a handful of aces, but several of them have struggled in recent outings. Which ones can we trust enough to use them in MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the options, detailing which arms may be viable despite their recent issues before discussing which offenses you need to stack for the slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 2 Recap

Sep 19, 2017 01:11:05

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Which snap counts, injuries, and usages do we need to know from Week 2 of the NFL season? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes give a game-by-game breakdown of all of the action, discussing the relevant data you need to set your NFL DFS lineups in the upcoming weeks.

The Solo Shot: Monday 9/18/17

Sep 18, 2017 00:18:33

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Monday's MLB DFS slate includes just seven games, with the only true ace expected to take the mound being Clayton Kershaw. He's also priced like the only option on the board, so are there any other options? numberFire's Matt Musico runs through a couple of potential pivots that will save a lot of money and could be reinvested on offense. The podcast also runs through three interesting teams to target from a stacking perspective.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 25

Sep 16, 2017 00:43:18

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As the MLB season starts to wind down, which offenses have been producing noteworthy performances of late? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down league-wide trends to see which teams may be under- over over-performing relative to expectations before analyzing Robbie Ray​'s recent run of destruction and Carlos Carrasco​'s increased consistency.​

The Solo Shot: Friday 9/15/17

Sep 15, 2017 00:22:50

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With three aces all set to toe the rubber on Friday, which is best suited for success in MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the top options and picks two high-priced pitchers with the highest upside, a low-priced pitcher who could turn some heads, and the best offenses to stack for the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 2 Preview

Sep 15, 2017 01:15:20

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As the NFL gears up for Week 2 of the 2017 season, which players do we need to target in daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes sort through the relevant injuries, break down trends that will have an impact on their NFL DFS lineups, and discuss their favorite plays of the week at each position.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 9/14/17

Sep 14, 2017 00:21:48

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​There are 12 MLB games happening on Thursday, but they're split into an early only slate and a main slate for DFS. numberFire's Matt Musico runs through options for both slates, detailing which pitchers are the most attractive given their recent performance, along with some stacks that will help differentiate your lineup in tournaments. To jump straight to the main-slate discussion, head to the 11:45 mark in the podcast.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 9/13/17

Sep 13, 2017 00:24:38

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Max Scherzer​ struggled in his most recent outing and has been dealing with injuries of late. Can we still trust him as the top pitcher on Wednesday's slate for MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes ​digs into Scherzer's most recent start to see if he's still at the top of his game before discussing how to handle Scherzer in cash games and tournaments, which alternative pitchers you can target, and which teams you should be looking to stack.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA BMW Championship

Sep 13, 2017 00:55:18

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​With the FedEx Cup playoffs heading into its second to last event, which golfers are primed to make some noise at the BMW Championship? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field for PGA DFS, discussing what type of roster construction they're deploying, which high-priced guys they want to afford, and which value options can allow them to spend up elsewhere.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 9/12/17

Sep 12, 2017 00:24:07

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​With Clayton Kershaw​'s struggles since coming off the disabled list, can we consider him tonight in MLB DFS? Or is Corey Kluber​ the unquestioned top arm? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the cases for both pitchers in previewing Monday's slate before discussing alternatives at pitcher and the top teams to stack of the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 1 Recap

Sep 12, 2017 01:02:28

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With a hectic Week 1 of the 2017 NFL season in the books, what takeaways do we have going forward for NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes provide a game-by-game breakdown of the action, detailing which snap rates, injuries, and usage data will have an impact on their lineups in the coming weeks.

The Solo Shot: Monday 9/11/17

Sep 11, 2017 00:19:02

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With just eight games on Monday's MLB DFS slate, which route should we go with regard to using a starting pitcher? The three most expensive options don't seem to be all that different, but numberFire's Matt Musico dissects why Zack Greinke is worth fading and why Carlos Carrasco is worth it despite costing the most. He also runs through a couple of value options on the mound, along with a few teams worth targeting from a stacking perspective.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 24

Sep 9, 2017 00:45:08

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Is Aaron Judge​ finally breaking out of his slump? Which recent call-ups have the minor-league stats to make them relevant for MLB DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes take a look at these plus more trends across​ the league, including Justin Verlander​'s debut with the Houston Astros​ and the Cincinnati Reds​' improving offense.

The Solo Shot: Friday 9/8/17

Sep 8, 2017 00:25:52

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​Friday's slate features a handful of aces and some intriguing mid-range pitchers. Which ones are our best targets in MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing Max Scherzer​'s health, Luke Weaver​'s superb run of success, and the top teams to stack on the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Week 1 Preview

Sep 8, 2017 01:19:23

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With Week 1 of the 2017 season about to get underway, which players do we need to target in NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate, dissecting trends that will have an impact on their lineups, which injuries are worth monitoring, and their favorite plays at each position.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 9/7/17

Sep 7, 2017 00:19:07

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Does Corey Kluber or Clayton Kershaw have more upside on Thursday's short MLB DFS slate? numberFire's Matt Musico breaks that down, while also providing some value options on the mound before going through some intriguing stacks to target.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 9/6/17

Sep 6, 2017 00:26:47

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​With weather threatening to disrupt games on the East Coast, which pitchers and offenses can we trust Wednesday in MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the tricky forecasts before discussing the top pitchers for the night, which offenses are primed for big outings, and teams that could provide one-off hitters as you look to fill out your rosters.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 9/5/17

Sep 5, 2017 00:26:05

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​Five separate pitchers all have a case for being the top arm of the night Tuesday in MLB DFS. Which ones should we target most heavily in cash games and tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through three of those top options and discusses in which formats they are best suited before dissecting the top teams to stack for the night.

The Solo Shot: Friday 9/1/17

Sep 1, 2017 00:24:20

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​As Clayton Kershaw​ makes his return to the bump Friday, can we consider him in MLB DFS, or will a pitch count spoil the fun? numberFire's Jim Sannes discusses the limitations around Kershaw in breaking down the slate before analyzing the alternatives at pitcher, which offenses you need to stack, and what impact recent trades will have on our decisions.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 23

Sep 1, 2017 00:48:25

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​Can we buy into the high-strikeout version of Dylan Bundy​ that has cropped up recently? And is Stephen Strasburg​ bound to continue his post-injury dominance? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes tackle those two questions and more, discussing what impact various trends across the league will have on their upcoming MLB DFS lineups.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 8/31/17

Aug 31, 2017 00:25:39

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With a pair of smaller slates on tap for Thursday, which pitchers and stacks should we target in each for MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes provides a brief rundown of the early-only slate before doing a full breakdown of the main, including a discussion on whether Kyle Hendricks​' turnaround is legit and if we can trust Madison Bumgarner​ again.​ To skip to the main-slate discussion, go to the 7:08 mark in the podcast.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Preseason Week 4

Aug 31, 2017 01:11:40

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​With the starters likely to sit in the final game before the regular season, which players should we target in Week 4 of the preseason for NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes sort through the slate of games, discussing which roster battles could lead to heavy playing time, where injuries may force players into large roles, and which players they want to have in their lineups.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 8/30/17

Aug 30, 2017 00:26:11

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​With nine games on Wednesday's main slate, which pitchers can we turn to in the pursuit of safety in MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the options, discussing two higher-priced options at pitcher and one value arm before detailing ways to handle the various offenses you could potentially stack on the slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Dell Technologies Championship

Aug 30, 2017 00:53:58

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The second round of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs heads to TPC Boston for the Dell Technologies Championship. Which golfers should we target in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes preview the slate, discussing their favorite high-priced plays, the mid-range golfers who give them salary flexibility, and the cheaper assets who could make a run at the top of the leaderboard.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 8/29/17

Aug 29, 2017 00:25:44

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​After a rough outing in his most recent start, can we go back to Chris Sale​ in MLB DFS on Tuesday? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing whether there is true reason for concern around Sale, two lower-priced pitchers with plenty of upside, some troublesome weather, and the top stacks of the night.

The Solo Shot: Monday 8/28/17

Aug 28, 2017 00:26:14

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​With Max Scherzer​ making his return from the disabled list tonight, is he a guy we can trust in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts breaks down Monday's slate, discussing Scherzer's value relative to that of Corey Kluber, a low-priced arm to target in order to pay up at hitter, and ways you can get exposure to Coors Field without limiting yourself elsewhere.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 22

Aug 26, 2017 00:51:23

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How does Michael Conforto's injury impact the way we view the New York Mets' offense in MLB DFS? And can we still target the Minnesota Twins without Miguel Sano? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes look at trends and news across the league to discuss what effects they will have on their DFS lineups going forward.

The Solo Shot: Friday 8/25/17

Aug 25, 2017 00:26:15

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Friday's slate features a handful of aces, all worthy of consideration in MLB DFS. Which ones should we be targeting most heavily? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the choices, profiling the top two high-priced pitchers along with a lower-priced arm and offenses that could post big run totals.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 8/24/17

Aug 24, 2017 00:25:41

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​With a pair of short slates on tap Thursday, which players should we be targeting in each for MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the offerings, discussing two pitchers and two stacks in each, including whether we should trust Robbie Ray in his first start off the disabled list, if Chris Sale can rebound in a rematch with Cleveland, and why the Los Angeles Angels' hot streak could continue. To skip to the main-slate discussion, jump to the 14:19 mark in the podcast.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Preseason Week 3

Aug 24, 2017 01:09:50

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Week 3 of the 2017 NFL preseason means that teams will finally start to use their starters more heavily than in weeks past. What does it mean for our NFL DFS lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the week's various slates, highlighting the players they're itching to roster, the position battles with the biggest impacts, and the injuries that could force certain players into heavy usage.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 8/23/17

Aug 23, 2017 00:24:18

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Corey Kluber's matchup Wednesday is less than ideal. Is he still the top pitcher on the board for MLB DFS? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the pros and cons around Kluber in an attempt to answer that question, a couple of alternatives if you decide not to target Kluber, and which stacks have the most run potential for the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Northern Trust

Aug 23, 2017 00:52:18

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As the PGA Tour gets set to kick off the 2017 FedEx Cup Playoffs at The Northern Trust, they send a stacked field to Glen Oaks. Which golfers should we target in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the options, discussing their favorite high-priced assets, which mid-priced guys could make a run, and the cheaper golfers they're targeting to make their lineups work.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 8/22/17

Aug 22, 2017 00:25:22

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With a full 15-game slate on tap for MLB DFS Tuesday, which pitchers can separate our lineups from the pack? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the top options, ​including two possible pitchers for cash games and another viable for tournaments, some high-upside offenses to target with stacks, and places you can look for cheap, one-off hitters.

The Solo Shot: Monday, 8/21/17

Aug 21, 2017 00:23:43

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With a shorter slate on tap for Monday, which pitchers are viable options for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the choices, detailing one higher-priced pitcher for cash games, two cheaper options with upside for tournaments, and the top offenses to target for stacking on the night.​

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 21

Aug 19, 2017 00:47:28

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As baseball starts to kick into its home stretch, which trends and situations do we need to be watching for our MLB DFS lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes take a look at the big developments across the league, including Carlos Rodon's emergence, the Baltimore Orioles' improving offense, and the slumping Tampa Bay Rays.

The Solo Shot: Friday 8/18/17

Aug 18, 2017 00:23:12

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​Is Max Scherzer​ the top arm of the night for daily fantasy baseball, or can Corey Kluber​ steal the crown? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down which of the two aces is best for cash and which is best for tournaments before discussing a low-cost alternative and the top offenses to stack for Friday night.

The Solo Shot: Thursday, 8/17/17

Aug 17, 2017 00:26:37

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Thursday presents us with a pair of difficult slates for stacking in daily fantasy baseball. Which offenses are best primed for success in each? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through ​the top two options for both the early-only slate on the main slate along with detailing the top two arms to target for cash games and tournaments. To skip to the main-slate discussion, jump to the 15:12 mark in the podcast.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Preseason Week 2

Aug 17, 2017 01:09:04

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With the second week of preseason games kicking off on Thursday, which players should we be targeting in NFL DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate, discussing the injuries that will affect their lineups, the depth chart battles they are monitoring, and which players they want to use at each position.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 8/16/17

Aug 16, 2017 00:23:50

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With Yu Darvish being the clear top option on Wednesday's slate, can we use him in daily fantasy baseball tournaments at what will likely be high ownership? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the slate, discussing Darvish's appeal even with the popularity, alternatives if you decide not to use Darvish, and offenses you can stack to fill out your rosters with high-upside plays.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Wyndham Championship

Aug 16, 2017 00:54:39

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A week after the final major of the year, the PGA Tour sends a lighter field to the Wyndham Championship. Which golfers can emerge as being valuable assets in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field and discuss how they're handling the most expensive golfers on the board, where they're turning in the middle range, and what type of roster construction they plan to deploy this week.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday, 8/15/17

Aug 15, 2017 00:26:00

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​After a brief dip in his performance, is Alex Wood​ back to being an option in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks at Wood's game logs to dissect Wood's viability entering a matchup with the Chicago White Sox​, breaks down another pitcher as the top tournament arm of the night, and sorts through the top offenses to stack for the slate.

The Solo Shot: Monday 8/14/17

Aug 14, 2017 00:25:43

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​Monday's slate presents some difficult waters to navigate at pitcher. Which options provide us with safety, and which come with the upside we need in tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the top plays of the night for cash games and tournaments before discussing which offenses you should target while filling out your lineups.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 20

Aug 12, 2017 00:48:26

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With Jimmy Nelson cranking out impressive numbers the past few months, is it time for us to start viewing him as an ace in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes tackle that question before looking at other league-wide trends, including Yu Darvish's increased swinging-strike rate, Jay Bruce's addition to the Cleveland Indians' lineup, and what to expect from Dominic Smith and Rhys Hoskins in the majors.

The Solo Shot: Friday 8/11/17

Aug 11, 2017 00:23:46

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​On Friday's slate, there's a mixture of pitchers who allow hard contact and those who struggle to get strikeouts. Where does this lead us for stacking in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the options, detailing three teams in the best spot to post high run totals, three additional offenses worthy of consideration, and the top pitchers of the night.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 8/10/17

Aug 10, 2017 00:26:43

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​Thursday's main slate is overrunning with top-tier pitchers. Which ones should we be targeting in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes gives a full breakdown of two high-priced pitchers with monster upside and another mid-priced arm before discussing the top offenses to stack for the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NFL Preseason Week 1

Aug 10, 2017 01:09:28

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As the NFL prepares for its first full week of preseason action in 2017, which players should we target in daily fantasy football? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the options at every position. The two discuss how they conduct their research for preseason DFS rosters, which position battles they are watching entering Week 1, and which players they believe are in for a heavy workload.​

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 8/9/17

Aug 9, 2017 00:24:30

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With Zack Greinke and Alex Wood set to duel in the desert, which one should we lean on in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down their respective matchups before discussing two other pitchers with upside on Wednesday's main slate along with the top offenses to stack and the value plays within them.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Championship

Aug 9, 2017 01:02:21

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As the PGA Tour descends upon its final major of the year, it brings a full field to the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow. Which golfers should we target in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, detailing their favorite plays of the week, what type of roster construction they plan on deploying, and the lower-priced golfers they want to target.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 8/8/17

Aug 8, 2017 00:25:12

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With both Corey Kluber and Chris Sale on Tuesday's slate for daily fantasy baseball, which one should we be favoring in cash games and tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the argument in favor of both pitchers before selecting the top arm of the night, detailing a lower-priced pitcher with intriguing upside, and running through the top stacks on the board.

The Solo Shot: Monday 8/7/17

Aug 7, 2017 00:21:16

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Max Scherzer is virtually always a sure thing when he's available on an MLB DFS slate, but there are a couple of concerns to keep in mind before putting him into your lineup. Is there any other hurler taking the mound Monday that we can trust more? numberFire's Matt Musico runs through a few of the other options, along with a couple of lower-priced stacks that can give you some flexibility with your roster. ​Editor's note: Robert Stephenson​ was put on the disabled list by the Cincinnati Reds​ over the weekend and Tim Adleman​ will start in his place. He's had similar struggles against right-handed hitters, still making the San Diego Padres​ an intriguing target for a stack.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 19

Aug 5, 2017 00:46:32

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​How do we best judge current form when looking at starting pitchers in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes attempt to answer that question before checking out trends across the MLB landscape in this week's podcast. The two cover Danny Salazar​'s electric return, the Boston Red Sox​'s struggling offense, and Derek Fisher​'s impressive first few weeks in the majors.

The Solo Shot: Friday 8/4/17

Aug 4, 2017 00:24:35

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​With a big pitching matchup between Jacob deGrom​ and Yu Darvish​ on tap Friday, which should arm we favor in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down each guy's respective matchup, a different pitcher to target in cash games, and which offenses to stack that will allow you to pay up at pitcher.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 8/3/17

Aug 3, 2017 00:27:40

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​With a pair of daily fantasy baseball slates on tap Thursday, which pitchers and stacks should we target in each? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the options with a brief preview of the early slate before a full breakdown of the main. On the main slate, he discusses whether Corey Kluber is a must-use asset, some alternatives if you decide to fade Kluber, and which stacks you can target in order to afford the pitcher of your choice. To skip to the main-slate discussion, jump to the 8:47 mark in the podcast.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 8/2/17

Aug 2, 2017 00:27:12

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​Wednesday's slate is thin on elite pitching options for daily fantasy baseball. Are there any safe outlets we should covet? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, zeroing in on one pitcher who appears to have a slight edge on the crowd, discussing how to handle Dallas Keuchel​, and analyzing the best offenses to stack with the extra salary at your disposal.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Aug 2, 2017 00:55:26

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With a loaded field and no cut this week at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, how do our roster construction and strategy vary in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes discuss both of those aspects before previewing the week's event with their favorite golfers in each pricing tier.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 8/1/17

Aug 1, 2017 00:25:17

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​Tuesday's daily fantasy baseball slate is brimming with aces. Which ones should be at the top of our lists for cash games and tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the options, discussing one arm to covet in both games types and another who is a tourney-only option before running through some low-cost stacks that can help you afford the pitcher of your choosing.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 18

Aug 1, 2017 00:52:41

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With the trade deadline looming, how have recent moves impacted rosters, and what does it mean for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down what has already transpired across Major League Baseball and dissect its implications before looking at other storylines to track heading into the rest of the week.

The Solo Shot: Monday 7/31/17

Jul 31, 2017 00:25:32

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With three no-brainer stacks available on Monday's slate for daily fantasy baseball, how do we differentiate our lineups from the rest of the pack? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through all of the options while discussing various ways to create unique rosters and outlining the top starting pitchers of the night.

The Solo Shot: Friday 7/28/17

Jul 28, 2017 00:25:06

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​With the top pitchers on Friday's slate all presenting cause for concern, which arms should we target in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the options and discusses three pitchers worthy of investment, why it may be best to avoid the more expensive options, and which offenses you can target with the extra salary flexibility.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 7/27/17

Jul 27, 2017 00:26:35

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With a pair of short slates on the daily fantasy baseball schedule for Thursday, which pitchers and stacks should we target in each? numberFire's Jim Sannes gives a brief breakdown of the early slate, including which teams you can target in order to afford Max Scherzer, before providing a full preview of the main slate with one high-upside pitching option in each pricing tier. In order to listen to just the main-slate discussion, skip to the 8:45 mark in the podcast.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 7/26/17

Jul 26, 2017 00:26:09

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​Wednesday's daily fantasy baseball slate features a handful of pitchers with causes for concern in one department or another. Which concerns are legitimate, and which are we fine to overlook? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the top options, addressing these issues and ranking them based on their potential for tonight. Additionally, Sannes runs through the top offenses of the night, including one must-stack team in cash and another for tournaments.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA RBC Canadian Open

Jul 26, 2017 00:59:41

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With Dustin Johnson the clear favorite as the PGA Tour heads to the RBC Canadian Open, do we need to use him at high ownership in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes look at what Johnson brings to the table, discuss how they are handling him in their lineups this week, and run through the other golfers who fit what they want on their rosters.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 7/25/17

Jul 25, 2017 00:25:40

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​Tuesday's slate lacks aces at pitcher and features a boatload of mid-tier options. Which ones have the ability to separate from the pack and post big totals for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks at the field and details three pitchers who could excel before running through the top offenses to stack on the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 17

Jul 25, 2017 00:50:55

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How did last week's trades change the landscape of daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes take a look at what effect Todd Frazier's departure has on the Chicago White Sox and his arrival has on the New York Yankees, whether the Arizona Diamondbacks are among the top offenses in baseball with the addition of J.D. Martinez, and whether Felix Hernandez is finally back to being a DFS asset.

The Solo Shot: Monday 7/24/17

Jul 24, 2017 00:27:07

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​With both Jacob deGrom​ and Zack Greinke​ set to take the bump Monday, which is the better option for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs down the choices at pitcher, details the appeal behind a cheaper arm, and discusses how to handle the high ownership the Los Angeles Dodgers​ will carry in their matchup with Bartolo Colon​.

The Solo Shot: Friday 7/21/17

Jul 21, 2017 00:26:53

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​With Max Scherzer​, Chris Sale, and Alex Wood​ all​ on the same slate, which should we be favoring in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks at what each brings to the table, details which pitcher is better for cash games and which could be the top tournament arm, and runs through some offenses to stack that will help you pay up at pitcher.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 7/20/17

Jul 20, 2017 00:27:59

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With a pair of short slates on the docket Thursday, which pitchers and stacks should we be targeting in each for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks at a clear cash-game option and a tournament choice at pitcher ​for the early slate, profiles the obvious top choice on the main, and tries to find some high-upside offenses to round things out.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 7/19/17

Jul 19, 2017 00:25:56

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​With both Jacob deGrom​ and Zack Greinke​ at your disposal Wednesday night, which one is the better option for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes dissects what the two offer and ranks them for cash games and tournaments before discussing which offenses you should be stacking on the slate. NOTE: The Los Angeles Angels have changed their starting pitcher to Alex Meyer from Ricky Nolasco.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA The British Open

Jul 19, 2017 01:02:13

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As the PGA Tour heads to its third major of the season, which golfers do we need to target in daily fantasy golf at The British Open? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field and discuss which statistics they are emphasizing in their research, what type of roster construction they plan to deploy, and which low-priced golfers can lend them additional flexibility.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 7/18/17

Jul 18, 2017 00:25:05

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​With Clayton Kershaw​ being the lone top-tier pitcher on Tuesday's slate, is he a must-use asset in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the slate, discussing why the cost of not using Kershaw is so high, which batters bring the salary relief you need to afford him, and which pitchers you can target if you decide you'd rather not pay Kershaw's price.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 16

Jul 18, 2017 00:53:55

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With trades starting to go down across Major League Baseball, what effect should they have on our daily fantasy baseball lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the implications of Jose Quintana's move to the Chicago Cubs, the New York Yankees' addition of Garrett Cooper at first base, and the new-look Washington Nationals bullpen.

The Solo Shot: Monday 7/17/17

Jul 17, 2017 00:25:37

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All roads on Monday's daily fantasy baseball slate appear to lead to Lance McCullers​ as the top pitcher. Can we still use him in tournaments despite what will likely be hefty ownership? numberFire's Jim Sannes ​discusses how to handle McCullers, which other pitchers you can target if you don't want to deal with the ownership, and which stacks are best to help fill out your lineups.

The Solo Shot: Friday 7/14/17

Jul 14, 2017 00:24:45

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​As MLB returns from the All-Star break, which players are primed to kick off the second half with a bang? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down Friday's daily fantasy baseball slate, profiling two separate pitchers who are in play for tournament rosters along with the top stacks and value bats of the night.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA John Deere Classic

Jul 12, 2017 00:53:59

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As the PGA enters its final event prior to The Open, who's primed for a big outing for daily fantasy golf at the John Deere Classic? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes look at the field and try to find which of the top-end golfers are most worthy of their lofty price tags and which cheaper assets can make your lineups work.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 15

Jul 11, 2017 00:53:08

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With Major League Baseball entering its All-Star break, a wealth of trends are developing across the league. Which ones are most noteworthy for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes discuss some of the big ones, including Kevin Gausman's improvements, Rich Hill's curveball usage, and the Arizona Diamondbacks' issues with left-handed pitching.

The Solo Shot: Friday 7/7/17

Jul 7, 2017 00:18:25

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Friday brings us a 13-game MLB DFS slate, and it sure doesn't lack in pitching options. There are two hurlers that cost more than $11,000, and four more that eclipse the $9,000 mark. A case could be made for all of them, but which ones potentially have the highest upside heading into their respective matchups? Is there a bargain option that could be used that has been almost nearly as effective in certain areas? The Solo Shot runs through the options available, along with some interesting stacks to target.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 7/6/17

Jul 6, 2017 00:18:34

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With a five-game early slate and a seven-game main slate for daily fantasy baseball Thursday, which pitchers and stacks should we target in each? numberFire's Matt Musico breaks down both with a look at why Michael Wacha and Lance McCullers are worthy options on the bump, while others like Johnny Cueto and Robbie Ray should be targeted for stacks. To skip to the main-slate discussion, jump to the ​9:24 mark in the podcast.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 7/5/17

Jul 5, 2017 00:20:44

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With 12 games on Wednesday's MLB DFS slate, should you be paying all the way up at pitcher or saving some money for offense by looking at hurlers in better situations? numberFire's Matt Musico runs through a few options, while also pointing out some of his favorite stacks to target.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Greenbrier Classic

Jul 5, 2017 00:18:59

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With a bit of a weak field at the Greenbrier Classic, numberFire's Brandon Gdula breaks down the golfers in action and discusses who is worth targeting in PGA DFS based on past history at The Old White TPC, recent form, and key stats.

The Solo Shot: Monday 7/3/17

Jul 3, 2017 00:18:22

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A short slate already limits pitching options, but there are no legitimate aces to choose from on Monday. Who should we trust in tournaments? Are those the same arms to feel confident in when it comes to cash games? numberFire's Matt Musico runs through a couple of options on the mound, while also looking at some interesting stacks on a slate full of options for offense.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 14

Jul 1, 2017 00:54:53

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With injuries beginning to litter rosters across Major League Baseball, what effect will they have on our daily fantasy baseball lineups? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down some of the key roster changes in the past few weeks, including Trea Turner's injury and how it will alter the way we view the Washington Nationals and what Wilson Ramos' return means for the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Solo Shot: Friday 6/30/17

Jun 30, 2017 00:27:25

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​With a boatload of high-priced pitching options, which is our best asset for daily fantasy baseball Friday? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the choices, picking two pitchers who are viable for cash games and another who could be a tremendous tournament option. He also discusses a lower-priced pitcher who could be better than perception along with the top stacks of the day.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 6/29/17

Jun 29, 2017 00:26:50

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With a three-game early slate and an eight-game main slate for daily fantasy baseball Thursday, which pitchers and stacks should we target in each? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both offerings with a look at why Corey Kluber​ is a must-own pitcher on the early slate and a discussion about how you can afford Clayton Kershaw​ on the main. To skip to the main-slate discussion, jump to the 8:09 mark in the podcast.​

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 6/28/17

Jun 28, 2017 00:25:20

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​With Stephen Strasburg​ having struggled in each of his past three starts, can we trust him as the top arm Wednesday in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes digs into Strasburg's troubles to see whether they are sustainable before detailing two lower-cost pitchers to use if you don't want Strasburg along with some stacks that could be worth the risk they carry.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Quicken Loans National

Jun 28, 2017 00:51:10

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With many of the top golfers taking the week off as the PGA Tour heads to the Quicken Loans National, which golfers can we trust in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, detailing how they're handling the top end of the pricing pool, which mid-range golfers they believe can breakout, and the low-cost golfers they're targeting to gain extra flexibility.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 6/27/17

Jun 27, 2017 00:27:02

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​With Max Scherzer​ lighting opponents aflame over the past month, is he a must-have Tuesday in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through why Scherzer is so appealing, which low-cost bats you can target in order to afford him, and what strategies you should deploy if you decide to look elsewhere at pitcher.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 13

Jun 27, 2017 00:52:18

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​How do we evaluate pitchers transitioning from Triple-A to the major leagues? And which offenses are trending up as we get closer to the All-Star break? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes discuss both of those subjects while dissecting big trends that are having an impact on their daily fantasy baseball lineups and situations to monitor for the coming week.

The Solo Shot: Monday 6/26/17

Jun 26, 2017 00:27:26

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​Monday's six-game slate features four high-end pitchers, all of whom could wind up being the top option of the night. Which should we be favoring in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the arms and discusses which you should use in cash games and which are best for tournaments before detailing the top teams to stack for the slate.

The Solo Shot: Friday 6/23/17

Jun 23, 2017 00:28:01

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​Friday's daily fantasy baseball slate features a wide array of pitchers who could finish as the night's top arm. Which ones should we be favoring in cash games and tournaments? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the options, ranking his top three of the night before discussing in which game types each pitcher is preferable. Sannes also outlines his favorite teams to stack of the night and some individual hitters who can help you separate from the pack.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 6/22/17

Jun 22, 2017 00:27:38

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​With a pair of six-game slates on tap Thursday, which pitchers and stacks should we be targeting in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks at the top plays on both slates, breaking down two pitchers and two stacks in each. To skip to the main slate discussion, jump to the 14:50 mark in the podcast. NOTE: The Seattle Mariners have changed their starting pitcher to Andrew Moore from Yovani Gallardo. The Detroit Tigers are still a team to stack for the slate.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 6/21/17

Jun 21, 2017 00:27:11

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​With three pitchers all clumped together atop the heap, which is best set up for success in daily fantasy baseball Wednesday? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the pros and cons of each option before ranking them in his order of preference. Sannes also checks out a lower-priced pitcher before running through the top teams to stack on the slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA The Travelers Championship

Jun 21, 2017 00:54:54

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As the PGA Tour heads to The Travelers Championship, which golfers should we be targeting in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes go through their favorite golfers of the week while also discussing roster construction, the studs they're targeting, and low-priced bargains who have a good chance of making the cut.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 6/20/17

Jun 20, 2017 00:27:58

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Can we trust Chris Sale​ in daily fantasy baseball despite a matchup with a low-strikeout opponent? numberFire's Jim Sannes discusses this as Sale prepares to face the Kansas City Royals​ and whether Sale's matchup is conducive to use in both cash games and tournaments. Additionally, Sannes goes through several high-upside stacks to target along with one stack you may be better off fading in tournaments.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 12

Jun 20, 2017 00:56:47

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​How do we evaluate hitters as they transition into the major leagues from the minors? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes go through their processes in that arena and discuss how they handle young players in their first few weeks at the next level. They also sort through big trends across the league for daily fantasy baseball, including Jeff Samardzija​'s strange season, the Kansas City Royals​' improving offense, and Wilmer Flores​' new role with the New York Mets​.

The Solo Shot: Monday 6/19/17

Jun 19, 2017 00:26:38

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Can we trust Clayton Kershaw​ after a low-strikeout outing in his most recent start? Or does Corey Kluber's run of destruction make him the top arm? numberFire's Jim Sannes attempts to answer those questions for daily fantasy baseball on Monday before diving into some stacks with high upside and discussing which hitters you should target if you want to pay up for an ace at pitcher.

The Solo Shot: Friday 6/16/17

Jun 16, 2017 00:21:51

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Max Scherzer is the top-priced arm on Friday's MLB DFS slate, but are there better options available? numberFire's Matt Musico takes a look at some alternatives, along with some offenses to target.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 6/15/17

Jun 15, 2017 00:28:27

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Thursday features a pair of challenging slates for daily fantasy baseball. Which pitchers and stacks should we be targeting in each? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the best options for both the early slate and main slate​, including a discussion on how to find enough value to afford Chris Sale​ on the main. To skip to the main-slate discussion, go to the 8:02 mark in the podcast.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 6/14/17

Jun 14, 2017 00:25:51

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​With thin options at pitcher, where do we turn for safety in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks at the slate, profiling one pitcher to target in cash games and two additional arms who are viable in tournaments. Additionally, Sannes breaks down teams you should stack that will help you pay for the pitcher you desire.

The Solo Shot Podcast: Tuesday 6/13/17

Jun 13, 2017 00:24:27

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Despite a tough matchup on the road, is Clayton Kershaw still the top arm of the night in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes goes through Kershaw's past few starts to decipher the answer before discussing other pitchers you can use if you prefer to pay down and detailing several cheap stacks with tremendous upside.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 11

Jun 13, 2017 00:55:39

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As baseball heads into its 11th week of the season, numberFire's Matt Musico and Jim Sannes break down trends across the league that are making an impact on their daily fantasy baseball lineups. The two touch on Aaron Judge's fly-ball rate, a potentially improving Chicago White Sox lineup, the Colorado Rockies' rotation, and more.

The Solo Shot: Monday 6/12/17

Jun 12, 2017 00:25:12

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With the way Stephen Strasburg​ has pitched his past four outings, is he the clear top option at pitcher for DFS Monday? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks at Strasburg's success to see whether or not it is sustainable before also looking at some other pitchers who could be in play along with the teams you should stack if you want to afford Strasburg.​

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA U.S. Open

Jun 10, 2017 00:59:58

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As the PGA Tour heads to its second major of the year, which golfers should we be targeting in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the field, detailing how they're constructing their rosters, which high-priced guys are worth their salaries, and which low-priced golfers can help them pay up for the studs.​

The Solo Shot: Friday 6/9/17

Jun 9, 2017 00:25:31

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​With limited pitching options on Friday's slate and weather making those selections even more difficult, which arms can we trust in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through some low-cost targets with upside who could get the job done before detailing high-cost stacks we can actually afford given the pricing of pitching on the slate.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 6/8/17

Jun 8, 2017 00:24:54

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With a pair of daily fantasy baseball slates on the docket for Thursday, numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the pitchers and stacks you want to target in each. Sannes briefly runs through the top options for the early slate before providing a full breakdown of the main slate, including a must-own pitcher and high-upside offenses. To skip to the main-slate discussion, jump to the 6:31 mark of the podcast.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 6/7/17

Jun 7, 2017 00:26:30

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Three aces are all set to take the hill Wednesday night, and they're joined by another potential budding stud. Which arms should we be favoring in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the top choices at pitcher in each pricing tier ​before also outlining the top offenses to stack for the slate.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA St. Jude Classic

Jun 7, 2017 00:54:13

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In the PGA's final tuneup before the U.S. Open, which golfers are primed to rack up big scores in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes run through the field at the St. Jude Classic, picking their favorite top-end golfers for cash games and tournaments before running through low-cost options with good odds of making the cut.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 6/6/17

Jun 6, 2017 00:25:44

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With a number of high-priced pitchers all in good matchups Tuesday, which ones are best for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the options, discussing his favorite pitcher for cash games, why it may be wise to use a different hurler in tournaments, and which offenses you should target in order to afford the pitcher of your choosing.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 10

Jun 6, 2017 00:51:08

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Which offenses have been trending up and down across Major League Baseball recently? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes discuss how to find this information while doing your daily research and outline several teams that are playing radically different now than they were at the beginning of the season. They also go through whether Jimmy Nelson's breakout is legitimate and where Zack Greinke ranks among the best DFS assets in baseball.

The Solo Shot: Monday 6/5/17

Jun 5, 2017 00:25:12

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​Monday's slate features a handful of high-priced offenses that we would want to stack in daily fantasy baseball. Which ones are most worth their lofty salaries? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the candidates, ranking them based on their matchups, while also detailing the top pitching option for cash games and a separate arm for tournaments.

The Solo Shot: Friday 6/2/17

Jun 2, 2017 00:25:01

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With aces galore on Friday night's slate, which is best primed for success in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the options, detailing one pitcher he likes in cash games and another he prefers in tournaments. ​Additionally, Sannes discusses his favorite teams to stack on the slate and a few teams that could provide value bats to help pay up for the ace of your choosing.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 6/1/17

Jun 1, 2017 00:26:49

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​Thursday's two slates offer a pair of different dilemmas. The early slate lacks top-end pitching, and the main is slim on stacks. Which options are best for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the two slates, breaking down two pitchers and two stacks to target in each. To listen to exclusively the main-slate discussion, jump to the 14:50 mark in the podcast.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/31/17

May 31, 2017 00:25:59

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​With three elite pitchers set to duel on Wednesday, which one should top our list in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down all of the options, dubbing a top pitcher for cash games and a separate arm as the top choice in tournaments before digging into the best offenses to stack for the day.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA the Memorial Tournament

May 31, 2017 01:08:15

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With FanDuel's scoring rules getting an overhaul entering the PGA's the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, how do we need to alter our strategies for daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes go through the changes and their implications before detailing their favorite top-priced golfers of the week, the mid-priced golfers who can post big totals, and the value plays who will give your lineups extra flexibility.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 5/30/17

May 30, 2017 00:26:53

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​After a slightly disappointing outing in his most recent start, should we go back to Chris Sale​ in daily fantasy baseball Tuesday? numberFire's Jim Sannes goes through why Sale's start wasn't as bad as it seemed before profiling two other pitchers with strikeout upside and discussing which spot starters are the best options to target for stacking opposing offenses.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 9

May 27, 2017 00:54:06

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How should we handle pitchers with great batted-ball data who issue walks and struggle to get strikeouts in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes present their thoughts on stacking against these pitchers before running through developing trends across the league, including Matt Carpenter's bonkers batted-ball data, Marco Estrada's increased DFS appeal, and Justin Verlander's troubling start.

The Solo Shot: Friday 5/26/17

May 26, 2017 00:26:10

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​Friday's slate features both a blend of top-shelf ace pitchers and an intriguing game at Coors Field. Which high-cost assets should we be trying to get on our daily fantasy baseball rosters? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through all of the options while also detailing a low-cost pitcher who is turning into an ace and some value stacks to target if you need extra salary.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 5/25/17

May 25, 2017 00:26:48

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Which pitchers and stacks should we be targeting in Thursday's split slates for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both of the slates, detailing a stud pitcher at a value price on the early slate, a locked-in stack to go with him, and ways to afford Jacob deGrom on the main slate. If you would like to just listen to the main-slate breakdown, skip to the 14:47 mark of the podcast.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/24/17

May 24, 2017 00:25:52

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With Chris Sale sporting a lofty price tag and being the clear top arm on Wednesday's slate, where do we find the value to afford him in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes goes through some low-cost stacks with major upside, several one-off hitters who can help fill out your lineups, and alternatives to Sale in case you want to look elsewhere at pitcher.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 5/23/17

May 23, 2017 00:27:03

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With Clayton Kershaw​'s strikeout numbers slipping a bit in 2017 relative to years past, is it time to start looking elsewhere in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes tries to answer that question for both cash games and tournaments while discussing alternatives to Kershaw on the slate, a low-cost stack you can use ​if you want to pay for Kershaw, and other offenses that may have big run-scoring potential.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 8

May 23, 2017 00:55:41

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What trends are emerging across Major League Baseball as it enters its eighth week of the season? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes run through some of the most actionable information and detail what effect it is having on their MLB DFS lineups. The two discuss Jose Berrios​' emergence, the Cleveland Indians​' batted-ball data against righties, and the Colorado Rockies​' offensive struggles.

The Solo Shot: Monday 5/22/17

May 22, 2017 00:28:24

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With a nine-game slate on tap for Monday and value hitters hard to find, where should we be turning in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the action for both the pitchers and hitters, detailing a clear top arm to target, two cheaper pitchers with viability, and some teams with lower-cost hitters you can use to combo stack and pay up for the pitcher of your choice.

The Solo Shot: Friday 5/19/17

May 19, 2017 00:27:56

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With Chris Sale​ operating at an historic pace on the mound, do we have any choice but to use him on Friday's slate for daily fantasy baseball? If he is the top option, how do we afford him? numberFire's Jim Sannes goes through both of those questions while also outlining possible alternatives for Sale and detailing the top stacks and one-off hitters on the board.​

The Solo Shot: Thursday 5/18/17

May 18, 2017 00:23:17

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With two five-game slates on tap Thursday, numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the top choices for pitchers and stacks on each. The early slate features a search for a high-floor pitcher while looking at some stacks with big upside, and the main slate discusses a low-cost pitcher who may be on the verge of a breakout. To skip to the main slate discussion, start at the 12:23 mark.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/17/17

May 17, 2017 00:26:03

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For the second night in a row, wind will play a major factor on our decisions in daily fantasy baseball. How can we use it to our advantage? numberFire's Jim Sannes discusses which venues will be most affected by the wind, a few pitchers who could excel despite the tough conditions, and teams ​to stack outside of the wind-aided games that may come at lower ownership. NOTE: The Texas Rangers will now be starting Andrew Cashner instead of Martin Perez.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA AT&T Byron Nelson

May 17, 2017 00:57:51

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The field for this week's PGA AT&T Byron Nelson features a mix of the world's best golfers and some low-cost options who can help you afford them. Which ones are best suited to vault you to the top of the leaderboards in PGA DFS? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the options and give you a rundown of their favorite plays for both cash games and tournaments.​

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 5/16/17

May 16, 2017 00:26:33

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With four high-priced arms on Tuesday's slate, which one offers the best combination of floor and upside or daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes goes through the top choices for cash games and tournaments, a few low-cost alternatives at pitcher, and some cost-effective stacks that can help you afford the ace of your choosing.​

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 7

May 16, 2017 00:59:06

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We're deep enough into the MLB season where hitters have started to make adjustments, and those adjustments are showing up in their peripheral stats. Which changes should we be noticing for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes take a look at trends across the league that are impacting their MLB DFS lineups, discuss the merits of Dallas Keuchel and Alex Wood at pitcher, and outline a couple of offenses that could be on the verge of trending up.

The Solo Shot: Monday 5/15/17

May 15, 2017 00:24:47

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​With just seven games and no ace pitchers on Monday's slate, where do we turn when starting our daily fantasy baseball lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes runs through the candidates at pitcher while also sorting through the best offenses to stack with limited options available.

The Solo Shot: Friday 5/12/17

May 12, 2017 00:25:56

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Friday's slate features a pair of low-cost pitchers who could afford you gobs of flexibility with your hitters. Is that allure enough to outweigh their concerns? ​numberFire's Jim Sannes discusses the merits of those two players, whether Clayton Kershaw is worth playing with a reduced price at Coors Field, and which stacks can help you pay up for the enticing high-priced bats.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 5/11/17

May 11, 2017 00:24:48

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Thursday's slate lacks a top-tier ace but has a whole grouping of pitchers knocking on the door of that distinction. Which ones are best suited for success in daily fantasy baseball? The Solo Shot looks at the merits of each option before outlining the best offenses to stack on the slate.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/10/17

May 10, 2017 00:25:56

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​Wednesday's slate features four tightly-bunched ace pitchers, all of whom have a combination of concerns and reasons for investment. Which ones should we be rostering in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the options and picks his favorites before discussing which offenses we should be targeting to fill out our lineups.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA THE PLAYERS Championship

May 10, 2017 00:55:01

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A loaded field descends upon TPC Sawgrass for the PGA Tour's THE PLAYERS Championship this week with boatloads of money on the line. Which golfers should we be favoring in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes run through the contenders while discussing roster construction, mid-priced golfers, and value plays that can help you afford the Tour's biggest stars.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 5/9/17

May 9, 2017 00:26:36

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Max Scherzer​ is the top-priced pitcher on the board Tuesday, but he has a tough matchup on the road. Is he worth the hefty price tag in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes attempts to answer that question while outlining alternatives for Scherzer and running through the top offenses to stack for the slate.​

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 6

May 9, 2017 00:56:23

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As sample sizes start to expand with one month of the MLB season in the books, numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes check out which teams and players are posting stats worthy of attention for daily fantasy baseball. The two discuss Aaron Judge's obliteration of baseballs, the Detroit Tigers' rough luck on offense, and some potential improvements in two pitchers who should be on our radar going forward.

The Solo Shot: Monday 5/8/17

May 8, 2017 00:25:40

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Monday's slate features a blend of ace pitchers and value options to make your daily fantasy baseball decisions interesting. Which ways should we be leaning while filling out lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes goes through the choices and details his preferences while also discussing the top offenses to stack of the day.

The Solo Shot: Friday 5/5/17

May 5, 2017 00:25:21

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​With aces on the board and a game at Coors Field, where do we find value to afford all the high-priced commodities? numberFire's Jim Sannes tries to run through the various options there while sorting out which pitcher is best primed for a big night, which stacks we should target if we can pay up, and the games that could be affected by weather.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 5/4/17

May 4, 2017 00:25:10

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With just a five-game main slate Thursday night, numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks the podcast into two segments in order to discuss both the early slate at 12:35 pm Eastern and the main beginning at 7:05 pm Eastern. Each section contains two recommended pitchers and two stacks per slate. In order to skip to the section on the main slate, jump to the 13:58 mark in the podcast.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 5/3/17

May 3, 2017 00:27:59

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There's plenty to love about both Jacob deGrom​ and Jake Arrieta​ ​for daily fantasy baseball Wednesday. Which one should we be turning to with our rosters? numberFire's Jim Sannes tries to answer that question for both cash games and tournaments while running through stacks and strategies that will help you afford the two aces.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Wells Fargo Championship

May 3, 2017 00:56:14

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With two clear-cut golfers atop the pile for this week's Wells Fargo Championship, how do we find ways to differentiate our lineups in daily fantasy golf? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes discuss this in previewing the event. The two also break down their favorite options in the second pricing tier, which mid-range golfers could make a run, and some low-cost golfers who will allow you to afford the studs.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 5/2/17

May 2, 2017 00:23:54

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​On Tuesday's slate, it's hard to pay for both the top arm in Chris Sale​ and the best stacks. How do we find value to make our lineups work? numberFire's Jim Sannes goes through that, detailing some low-cost pitchers and value offenses that can help you afford the arm you like while sprinkling in some of the top hitters.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 5

May 2, 2017 00:57:51

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With the first month of the season in the books, which team stats do we need to start noting for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down some of the most important numbers around the league, including what the Washington Nationals will look like without Adam Eaton, the Arizona Diamondbacks' home/road splits, and how the Boston Red Sox have fared against righties without David Ortiz.

The Solo Shot: Monday 5/1/17

May 1, 2017 00:23:49

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​Even with Clayton Kershaw​ available on Monday's slate, is there a value arm who may be a better option for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes looks at the alternatives and ranks them relative to Kershaw before delving into three teams worth stacking for the slate.

The Solo Shot: Friday 4/28/17

Apr 28, 2017 00:25:17

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With a full 15-game slate on tap for Friday, numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the action for daily fantasy baseball. Sannes ranks the aces available based on their prices, matchups, and early-season metrics, profiles a low-cost pitcher with a tremendous opponent, and runs through the top stacking options of the day.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 4/27/17

Apr 27, 2017 00:24:35

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Prior to Thursday's daily fantasy baseball action, numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down both the early and main slates. For each slate, Sannes goes through the top two pitchers and the top two offenses to stack in order to help you fill out your lineups. Note: Noah Syndergaard has been scratched from his start Thursday, and Matt Harvey will start in his place.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 4/26/17

Apr 26, 2017 00:26:07

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​Wednesday's slate features a top-end pitcher and limited stacking options. How can we fit Noah Syndergaard​ without completely disregarding hitters? numberFire's Jim Sannes tries to sort through that in previewing the action for daily fantasy baseball with a look at some low-cost offenses and alternative pitchers who could lend you more roster flexibility.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 4/25/17

Apr 25, 2017 00:24:48

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Tuesday's slate features a wild mix of Clayton Kershaw​, potential bad weather, and ​high-cost stacks. What's the optimal blend for our daily fantasy baseball lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the options while discussing which games to monitor for rainouts, which low-cost stacks can help you afford Kershaw, and how to handle Tuesday's game at Coors Field.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 4

Apr 25, 2017 00:57:18

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With the cream beginning to rise to the top across baseball, which players' production is here to stay? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes scope the league to find players who may be on the verge of legitimate breakouts. The two discuss Michael Conforto's increased playing time, the Toronto Blue Jays' immense offensive struggles, and the daily fantasy baseball implications of Starling Marte's 80-game suspension.

The Solo Shot: Monday 4/24/17

Apr 24, 2017 00:25:34

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Monday's slate features a pair of interesting decisions in choosing between high-priced and low-priced starting pitchers. ​Which ones should we be rolling out for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes breaks down the options while also looking at the stacks on the slate, including a value team that can help you pay up for bats at Coors Field.

The Solo Shot: Friday 4/21/17

Apr 21, 2017 00:24:38

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​Friday's slate features a wealth of options both for pitching and stacks. Which ones should we turn to in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes sorts through the top choices with a look at high-cost and value pitchers along with complementary stacks that will give you flexibility with the rest of your roster.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 4/20/17

Apr 20, 2017 00:26:10

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​Thursday's slate features multiple pitchers who could wind up as the top arm on the night. Which one should we favor in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes tries to answer that question while running down the top stacks of the night in a couple of teams getting major park-factor boosts.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 4/19/17

Apr 19, 2017 00:25:03

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On a slate featuring both Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner, which is the better choice for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes tries to answer that question while going through another low-cost option at pitcher and sorting through stacks you can utilize in order to pay up for the slate's aces.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA Valero Texas Open

Apr 19, 2017 00:56:25

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​As the PGA Tour heads to the Valero Texas Open without the top golfers on the circuit, which players can we turn to as we look for a high floor? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes attempt to answer that question while going through golfers who have excelled here in the past, those who are playing well entering the event, and low-priced golfers who could contend for a top-25 finish.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 4/18/17

Apr 18, 2017 00:27:59

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With a full 15-game slate on tap Tuesday, how do we need to change our stacking strategy for daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes goes through that while discussing potential stacks that fit this mindset along with which arms we should be trusting in both cash games and tournaments.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 3

Apr 18, 2017 00:52:43

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Entering Week 3 of the MLB season, numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes check out some outlier statistics and decide which we can believe while filling out our daily fantasy baseball lineups. The two discuss the Detroit Tigers' destruction of left-handed pitching, the New York Mets' fly-ball ways, and the role that park factors play in their daily decisions.

The Solo Shot: Monday 4/17/17

Apr 17, 2017 00:23:46

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Monday's main slate for daily fantasy baseball features several pitchers with huge upside but limited floors due to walk issues. Which one should we be favoring as we fill out our lineups? numberFire's Jim Sannes attempts to answer that while previewing which offenses are best for stacking.

The Solo Shot: Friday 4/14/17

Apr 14, 2017 00:24:57

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With both Clayton Kershaw and Noah Syndergaard available on the same slate, which should we prefer in daily fantasy baseball? numberFire's Jim Sannes tries to answer that question while previewing Friday's action. Sannes also looks at stacks that will allow you to afford an ace pitcher, some batters with favorable platoon splits, and two low-cost options at pitcher if you decide to look elsewhere.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 4/13/17

Apr 13, 2017 00:25:07

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Thursday's main slate features just six games, forcing a bit of creativity in both pitching and stacks. numberFire's Jim Sannes looks at a top-end pitcher who stands above the rest, two low-cost starters with interesting small-sample stats, and stacking options that can allow you to pay up for a stud at pitcher.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 25

Apr 13, 2017 01:06:33

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Before the final daily fantasy basketball slate of the regular season, numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes look at which teams need to win, thus increasing the appeal of their stars for Wednesday night. After dissecting Wednesday's action, the two give a series-by-series preview of the first round of the playoffs, including matchups to watch for DFS and some potential sources of value. To skip forward to the playoff preview, begin the podcast at the 13 minute, 45 second mark.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 4/12/17

Apr 12, 2017 00:25:54

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With Wednesday's 10-game slate featuring plenty of options for stacking, which ones should we covet most? numberFire's Jim Sannes tries to sort through that while also digging for pitching on a slate that features clear choices for both cash games and tournaments.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA RBC Heritage

Apr 12, 2017 00:59:08

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The PGA Tour heads to The RBC Heritage this week without its contingent of top-flight golfers as they rest following last week's Masters. How does this change our roster construction, and which golfers in the field can we trust? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes try to answer those questions while discussing potential punt plays to give your rosters flexibility and ways to pivot off of the golfers who figure to come at high ownership in tournaments.

The Solo Shot: Tuesday 4/11/17

Apr 11, 2017 00:25:47

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Tuesday's slate features 10 games, including one at Coors Field, so numberFire's Jim Sannes tries to sort through which of the juicy options are best for daily fantasy baseball. Sannes goes through which mid-range pitchers are best suited for cash games and tournaments, which offense at Coors Field we should favor, and other stacks we can use to fill out the rest of our lineups.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: MLB Week 2

Apr 11, 2017 00:53:42

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With early returns from the 2017 MLB season starting to roll in, numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes try to separate the signal from the noise. The two discuss potential concerns around the Seattle Mariners' offense, big debuts for Aaron Nola and Brandon Finnegan, and the role weather plays in our daily fantasy baseball decisions.

The Solo Shot: Monday 4/10/17

Apr 10, 2017 00:26:36

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With Monday's slate featuring just five games, numberFire's Jim Sannes looks for sources of offense to complement a solid pitching selection. Sannes sorts through which of the two high-priced arms he prefers, a low-priced pitcher who may have equal upside, and sources of salary relief when stacking at Coors Field.

The Solo Shot: Friday 4/7/17

Apr 7, 2017 00:25:55

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On a slate devoid of high-end pitching options, where can we turn to find relative safety? numberFire's Jim Sannes tries to answer that question while also sorting through the best offenses to stack on Friday for daily fantasy baseball.

The Solo Shot: Thursday 4/6/17

Apr 6, 2017 00:28:27

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With just four games on Thursday's main slate, numberFire's Jim Sannes searches the player pool for high-floor options. Sannes discusses one pitcher who stands above the rest, one stack that seems superior to alternatives, and other options you can use to fill out the rest of your daily fantasy baseball lineups. Sannes also briefly discusses Thursday's all-day slate at the 21-minute mark in the podcast.

Late-Round Podcast: Player Charting

Apr 6, 2017 00:55:48

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In Episode 2 of The Late-Round Podcast, numberFire's Editor-In-Chief, JJ Zachariason, sits down with NFL.com's Matt Harmon to talk through his player charting experience with his popular Reception Perception series. Harmon explains his process, what he looks for, how he ignores narratives surrounding players, and much more.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: NBA Week 24

Apr 6, 2017 00:54:23

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With the NBA season winding down, it becomes harder and harder to find reliable sources for daily fantasy basketball goodness. numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes try to find players with acceptable floors by focusing on teams that need to win down the stretch. Additionally, they look at which value options carry the most pop for the San Antonio Spurs, the Portland Trail Blazers without Jusuf Nurkic, and increased minutes for low-cost players on contending teams who could play a big role for DFS.

The Solo Shot: Wednesday 4/5/17

Apr 5, 2017 00:24:53

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With a 12-game slate on the docket, numberFire's Jim Sannes previews the action for daily fantasy baseball. The podcast includes a breakdown of the night's top arms, which high-end pitcher may be a bit too cheap, and which offenses are primed for a potential outburst.

The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast: PGA at The Masters

Apr 5, 2017 00:55:27

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As the PGA Tour prepares for one of its biggest events of the year in The Masters, which golfers can separate from the field? numberFire's Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes break down the slate for daily fantasy golf, looking at which studs hold the edge, which value plays can allow you to afford them, and what role weather may play in the tournament.