Daily Fantasy Baseball 2016 Arizona DiamondBacks
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With two bold pitching acquisitions, the Diamondbacks turned themselves into a contender. The off-season signing of free agent ace Zack Greinke to a six-year, $206.5 million deal seemed to push another step forward in the right direction. Upper management also reinforced the rotation with right-hander Shelby Miller. With a powerful offense already in place, the D-backs will be a threat this year.
Player to watch:
- SP Zack Greinke
- SP Patrick Corbin
- 1B Paul Goldschmidt
Greinke was one the best available starters on the market this winter, and the D-backs’ five-hour contact-to-contract machinations on Dec. 4 were the no short of amazing. Greinke was “minutes,” he said, from signing with another club, that is believed to be the Los Angeles Dodgers, before the D-backs swooped in after managing partner Ken Kendrick included some deferred money to make the numbers work. Greinke was 51–15 with a 2.30 ERA in his three yeas with the Dodgers organization. Last year, he led the majors in ERA, WHIP and WAR, showing control of four pitches while going 19–3 with a 1.66 ERA.
Lefthander Patrick Corbin was an All-Star in 2013, but missed the entire 2014 season because of Tommy John surgery. He returned in the latter part of 2015 and showed signs of previous brilliance while blowing off the rust. On a strict pitch count, Corbin made five straight quality starts while throwing 85 pitches or fewer. He’s the first pitcher since Bryn Smith in 1988 accomplish that feat. Corbin was 5–2 with a 1.61 ERA in the nine starts last year, in which he performed for at least six innings.
First baseman Paul Goldschmidt is one of the finest player in baseball, a virtuoso in every step of the game. He is the foundation upon which the franchise is built, and he is signed and sealed through 2019.
NHL Fantasy Hockey Daily Picks Capitals vs Flyers
Dominate your competition with our NHL Fantasy Hockey Daily Picks, create the winning lineup at Fanpicks.com. It could be a preview of an Eastern Conference First Round series when the Washington Capitals tangle against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.
A win by the Flyers would go a long way toward cementing that future post-season confrontation. The Flyers and Detroit Red Wings have 87 points each, but Philadelphia has the edge in the race for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the East because they’ve played fewer games than the Red Wings. Detroit’s 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday gave the orange and black a chance to have its first lead in the race for the final spot. Goalie Steve Mason will be a big part of the team effort for the push. It will be his seventh straight start and 12th in the last 13 games. He said that he feels energized, and his numbers definitely bear that out. In his past 11 contests, he’s 7-2-2 with a 1.97 goals-against average and .929 save percentage. Mason allowed two goals or fewer in five straight games and seven of the past 11.
The Capitals could progress to some changes toward the upcoming match-up. Forward T.J. Oshie sat out the early skating session and coach Barry Trotz said that he would be a game-time decision. Oshie missed the final 3:26 of a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday. Washington already clinched the Presidents’ trophy, so Trotz might give some rest to some of his banged up players before the end of regular-season. Regardless of who will play or not, this confrontation could be just what the Capitals need as they prepare to ramp up into playoff mode.
Top Fantasy Picks
RW Wayne Simmonds (PHI)
C Claude Giroux (PHI)
G Steve Mason (PHI)
Daily Fantasy Basketball Prognostics Clippers vs Timberwolves
Dominate your competition with our NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Prognostics, create the winning lineup at Fanpicks.com. The surging Los Angeles Clippers (46-27) visits the Minnesota Timberwolves (35-49).
The Clippers etched their third straight victory on Monday night with a dominating 114-90 win over the visiting Boston Celtics. In a match-up that saw the team’s bench outscore the starting five 67-47, reservist Austin Rivers emerged as the best scorer with 16 points. DeAndre Jordan garnered 15 points and 13 rebounds for the double-double, going 5 of 8 from field-goal range and 5 of 7 from the paint. Chris Paul also had a double-double of his own with 13-point and a 14-assist outing. He added 4 turnovers in the process. Paul has logged in an average of 9.9 assists per game for his team this season, the fourth-best in the NBA. Jamal Crawford contributed with 15 points and 4 three-pointers off the bench. Los Angeles remains locked in fourth place in the Western Conference. Power forward, Blake Griffin, is currently serving a four-game suspension and is eligible to return on April 3rd.
Minnesota have defeated three of their last four opponents. In their last match-up, they put away the Phoenix Suns at Target Center, 121-116. All members of the squad’s starting roster posted in double-digits. All of this led by Andrew Wiggins, who blasted out with 32 points, 5 boards and 3 blocks, shooting 6 of 13 from the field and 17 of 21 from the free throw line. Rookie of the Year front-runner Karl-Anthony Towns and Ricky Rubio both finished the night with double-doubles. Towns totaled 27 point and 10 rebounds, while Rubio had 17 points and 11 assists. Towns’ first NBA season has been an impressive one, as he currently averages 18.3 points and 10.3 rebounds, participating in all 74 of the Wolves’ games. And to round out the lineup, Gorgui Dieng scored 11 points and 9 boards Monday versus the Suns. The T-Wolves sits at 13th place in the West with eight meetings remaining on their calendar.
Top Fantasy Picks
G Chris Paul (LAC)
G Ricky Rubio (MIN)
C Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)
Daily Fantasy Basketball Preview Hawks vs Raptors
Dominate your competition with our Daily Fantasy Basketball Preview, create the winning lineup at Fanpicks.com. The Atlanta Hawks (45-30) travel north of the border to take on the struggling Toronto Raptors (49-24).
The Hawks are on a four-game winning spell and are separating themselves from the rest of the mid-seed pack in the Eastern Conference. Jeff Teague put up a team-leading 26 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists, going 9 of 18 from field goal range and draining all eight of his shot attempts from the foul line. Al Horford and Paul Millsap both registered double-doubles in the victory, Horford with 14 points and 10 boards and Millsap with 11 points and 11 rebounds on a 4 of 12 shooting night from the paint. Atlanta ranks second in the league for assists behind the Golden State Warriors, who are averaging 25.7 dimes per games. Kyle Korver also contributed 12 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. The organization remains third in the Eastern conference, one game in front of the fourth place Miami Heat. The Hawks will return home, at Philips Arena, for a four-game stand beginning Friday, where they own a 24-13 record.
The second place Raptors have dropped three of their past four contests, with their latest defeat, a home drubbing on Monday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder, 119-100. DeMar DeRozan collected 19 points, 5 assists and a pair of boards, while shooting 8 of 22 from the field, to buoy the squad in the loss. Rookie Norman Powell recorded a career-best 18 points, and hauled in 4 rebounds, going 7 of 13 from the paint and 4 of 7 from beyond the arc. Powell has been a boon for Toronto over their last few contests, but is still averaging 3.5 points and and 1.8 boards over the course of his 40 games played for the club. Jonas Valanciunas pulled off a double-double with a 10-point, 10-rebound performance, while Patrick Patterson provided bench support with 13 points and a pair of three-pointers. The Raptors sit five games ahead of the third ranked Hawks, with nine games remaining in their campaign. They will end it against the likes of San Antonio, Charlotte and Indiana.
Top Fantasy Picks
G Jeff Teague (ATL)
F Paul Millsap (ATL)
F Norman Powell (TOR)