The Fantasy Forecaster: Week 3 Start/Sit

Ricky was joined by fellow TSS writer Doug Moore and they discussed their Must Start/Must Sit for week 3

Here is the short version of the show just telling who we picked.

 Here is the show in full with explanation of why we picked each guy.

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The guys will be back next week (September 23)! Get your questions in on Twitter using the #TSS tag.

Ricky’s Week 3 5-Pack Fantasy Sleepers

Each week, Ricky Valero will unleash his 5-pack of fantasy sleepers for the upcoming week. These players are going to make for great value plays while you construct your weekly DFS lineups.

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Be sure to tune in to The Sports’s Scripts two weekly fantasy football shows as well! The Fantasy Forecatser: Football is live on Tuesday at 10 PM EST and Sunday morning before kickoff at 11:30 AM EST! You can stream live or subscribe here.

For season-long fantasy football chatter, follow Ricky on Twitter @rickygangster!

Ricky’s Week 2 Fantasy Review

Welcome aboard to the 1st edition of Ricky’s Fantasy Review. I am going to breakdown some of the happenings in the week that it was, also giving you a recap of how my 5-Pack sleepers and My Start/Sit picks did as well, so some weeks you’ll be reading me brag about how awesome I am or some weeks you’ll be joining me for the traditional shower cry.

Week 2 in the NFL was a crazy one indeed, just before kickoff we got the news that Carson Palmer would not be playing, the status of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jefferies were in question, DeAngelo Williams found his way on the unactive list and Greg Hardy went from active to inactive in a span of 25 minutes. But folks it didn’t stop there at all, within a 10 minutes span to open the week we saw injuries to players left and right, crippling Fantasy owners across the board.

Enough about all the depressing happenings and let’s talk about how my 5-Pack Fantasy Sleepers performed this week.

Ryan Tannehill was my QB and just couldn’t take advantage of what I thought was a fantastic matchup. He did throw for 241 yards and a TD and a late garbage time touchdown may have made this into a nice little pick but instead a late INT cemented him as just a mediocre pick for this week.

Mark Ingram was RB and he balled out folks. He rushed for 83 yards on 11 carries and caught 3 passes for 21 yards and added a rushing TD as well. Ingram is looking mighty good through the 1st two weeks of the season.

Andrew Hawkins was my WR pick and he showed me some serious love this week. Now when he fell on the game clinching catch at the end of the game and he would’ve scored, I about cried but none the less Hawkins caught 6 catches for 70 yards on 12 targets. Hawkins is looking like a really solid play week to week in PPR formats.

Charles Clay was my TE pick for the week and he just ended the game with a UGH game. He did finish with 7 catches but only 31 yards on those 7 catches. I wouldn’t say he was a complete “dud” but he didn’t exactly kill it either for me.

My D was the Titans, I really started leaning against this matchup as the week went on but while they didn’t end up in the negative (6 points on most Daily sites) they didn’t kill it either.

Overall: It wasn’t a terrible week for me but I didn’t kill it either. Ingram was my bright spot for the week

Now let’s dig into my Start/Sit Hit’s and Misses

Must Start hits

Andy Dalton (15/23 – 252 yards & a TD) – While he wasn’t as dominate as I thought he would be Dalton connected with Sanu on a 76 yard bomb that reversed what would’ve been a tough day for Dalton owners.

Zach Ertz - (4 catches for 86 yards) – While he didn’t find the endzone in the game, Ertz made some big plays again in the passing game.

Must Sit hits

Tony Romo - (19/29 – 176 yards & a TD) – He wasn’t flashy at all and they didn’t need him to be either. Murray carried the load and Romo failed to throw a INT.

Eddie Lacy - (61 total yards) – The Jets shot out to a huge lead early and took Lacy out of the game.

Any Oakland WR - This is a shout out to anyone not named James Jones.

Must Start Misses

Shane Vereen - (40 total yards) – I think this one hurts a little too much to talk about for me.

Kendell Wright - (3 catches for 31 yards) – Wright just couldn’t take advantage of this great matchup and that is tough to watch.

Denver D - (24 points & 380 total yards) – The Chiefs team that played in Week 2 was totally different from Week 1.

Must Sit Misses

James Jones - (9 catches for 112 yards & a TD) – UGH REALLLLLLLLLLLLLY?

Antonio Gates - (7 catches for 96 yards & 3 TDs) – Did someone tell the Seahawks that Gates was old and slow? Cause I sure didn’t see anyone covering the guy.

Overall as a whole, week 2 wasn’t too terrible for me but it surely wasn’t great. Week 3 seems like a good week to put the pieces all together and just kill it, right? I think so.

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Top DFS Plays for 09/11/14

*Top hitters and pitchers highlight exceptional matchups that may include stars, lesser-known players and those on your waiver wires.

When I put together my top hitters and pitchers I factor in several things. First, prior matchup history, whether the hitter is hot and the pitcher’s history against that type of batter. Also, these matchups are normally released in the morning so make sure that you double-check the weather leading up to games in case they were postponed or the player got the day off.

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Top DFS hitters for today:

Trevor Plouffe vs. Corey Kluber - hitting .412 (7/17) with a 2B, 2 HRs & 6 RBIs

Jon Jay vs. Johnny Cueto - hitting .522 (12/23) with a 2B, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs & a BB

Jonathan Lucroy vs. Nathan Eovaldi - hitting .800 (4/5) with 2 2Bs, a HR & 2 RBIs

Devin Mesoraco vs. Lance Lynn - hitting .333 (2/6) with 2 2Bs
Mesoraco is hot at the plate hitting .400 with 3 bombs in the last week, love him today against Lynn

Jay Bruce vs. Lance Lynn - hitting .500 (11/22) with a 2B, 2 3Bs, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs & 2 BBs
This is just a numbers matchup for me.

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Jay Bruce  

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Francisco Liriano vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Liriano in his last 3 starts 19 innings, 12 hits, 2 ERs & 22 Ks. Love his matchup with the Phillies today.

Movie of the Day – Pacific Rim - This movie should’ve gotten more love than it did, it was a fantastic movie. Good acting, good story and really fun action scenes.

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Ricky’s Week 2 5-Pack Fantasy Sleepers

Each week, Ricky Valero will unleash his 5-pack of fantasy sleepers for the upcoming week. These players are going to make for great value plays while you construct your weekly DFS lineups.

New to Daily Fantasy? Head over to FanDuel.com and use Promo Code SCRIPT and get 100% match on your first deposit!

Be sure to tune in to The Sports’s Scripts two weekly fantasy football shows as well! The Fantasy Forecatser: Football is live on Tuesday at 10 PM EST and Sunday morning before kickoff at 11:30 AM EST! You can stream live or subscribe here.

For season-long fantasy football chatter, follow Ricky on Twitter @rickygangster!

Top DFS Plays for 09/07/14

*Top hitters and pitchers highlight exceptional matchups that may include stars, lesser-known players and those on your waiver wires.

When I put together my top hitters and pitchers I factor in several things. First, prior matchup history, whether the hitter is hot and the pitcher’s history against that type of batter. Also, these matchups are normally released in the morning so make sure that you double-check the weather leading up to games in case they were postponed or the player got the day off.

New to Daily Fantasy? Head over to FanDuel.com and use Promo Code SCRIPT and get 100% match on your first deposit!

Top DFS hitters for today:

Ben Revere vs. Gio Gonzalez - hitting .421 (8/19) with a 3B, 2 RBIs & a BB

James Loney vs. Bud Norris - hitting .521 (11/21) with 3 2Bs, 3 RBIs & 3 BBs

Adam Jones vs. Jeremy Hellickson - hitting .364 (16/44) with a 2B, 4 HRs, 5 RBIs & 2 BBs

Josh Hamilton vs. Tommy Milone - hitting .435 (10/23) with 2 2Bs, a 3B, 2 HRs & 6 RBIs
Hamilton has struggled again as of late but is hitting .324 against LHP this season.

Adrian Gonzalez vs. Trevor Cahill - hitting .440 (11/25) with 3 2Bs, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs & 4 BBs

Ricky’s HR Guarantee:

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Odrisamer Despaigne vs. Colorado Rockies – Despaigne on the road at Coors? I know I am crazy but I love his guy and he is currently on fire. Make it happen today folks.

James Paxton vs. Texas Rangers - Paxton in his last outing vs. the Rangers went 6 2/3 giving up 4 hits, 0 runs and striking out 4.

Movie of the Day: Ready To Rumble - Do I really need to say much more??????

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Top DFS Plays for 09/06/14

*Top hitters and pitchers highlight exceptional matchups that may include stars, lesser-known players and those on your waiver wires.

When I put together my top hitters and pitchers I factor in several things. First, prior matchup history, whether the hitter is hot and the pitcher’s history against that type of batter. Also, these matchups are normally released in the morning so make sure that you double-check the weather leading up to games in case they were postponed or the player got the day off.

New to Daily Fantasy? Head over to FanDuel.com and use Promo Code SCRIPT and get 100% match on your first deposit!

Top DFS hitters for today:

Derek Norris vs. Scott Feldman - hitting .500 (5/10) with a HR, 2 RBIs & 2 BBs

Jose Altuve vs. Scott Kazmir - hitting .500 (8/16) with 2 2Bs

Adam LaRoche vs. A.J. Burnett - hitting .343 (12/35) with 5 2Bs, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs & 6 BBs
I know LaRoche is in a slump but a bomb today whips that all away.

Michael Brantley vs. Jose Quintana - hitting .471 (8/17) with 3 2Bs, a HR, 5 RBIs & 2 BBs

Gerardo Para vs. Lance Lynn - hitting .500 (6/12) with a 2B, 2 3Bs, a HR & a RBI

Yadier Molina vs. Kyle Lohse – hitting .579 (11/19) with 3 2Bs, 3 HRs & 8 RBIs

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Adam LaRoche

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Madison Bumgarner vs. Detroit Tigers - Bum has thrown 15 innings, given up 1 run and struck out 20 in his last 2 starts. He has been on fire and look for that to continue today.

Francisco Liriano vs. Chicago Cubs - Liriano pitched a complete game with 14 Ks in his last matchup against the Cubbies. Love him.

Movie of the Day: From Paris With Love - John Travolta plays the ultimate bad ass in this movie. Not sure why it gets crapped on because I love it.

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