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Daniel Steinberg

About Daniel Steinberg

Daniel Steinberg is a former bond trader at a multi-billion dollar proprietary trading firm in Chicago. He uses his knowledge of statistics and his creativity from his career as a poker professional to create the most advanced Daily Fantasy statistical analysis that you will find anywhere. Follow him on twitter @DanielSingerS

DFS MLB: Using Bullpens To Pick Hitters And Pitchers

A large part of the process of picking hitters in DFS MLB is pretty simple. We pick guys going against bad pitchers and we pick guys in good hitters parks. Use this strategy, and you’ll do pretty well in cash games. But in tournaments, those hitters tend to be far too obvious of plays, and high ownership can kill your […]

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Are The Rays Swinging Harder?

The Rays are known as one of the most sophisticated organizations in the MLB, mostly thanks to an advanced analytics department. They have been first adopters of some of the now prevalent advanced baseball strategies today. They perennially are winners with annually low payrolls. The Rays sometimes blow me away with the strategies discovered and implemented by their analytics […]

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Understanding The Knuckleball With Fangraphs Game Charts

Despite few MLB pitchers actually throwing the pitch, the knuckleball is probably the most interesting pitch in baseball. You’ve probably heard of a few guys who throw the knuckleball, most recognizable are R.A. Dickey and Tim Wakefield. Neither of these pitchers achieved great success, but nonetheless had solid MLB careers. While most people know the basic premise […]

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DFS MLB: Ignore Recent Performance With Hitters

“Probably the most important and hardest part of understanding sports stats – accepting how much luck there really is.” – Steamer’s twitter account At the moment I am writing this article, Bryce Harper very nearly leads the league in wOBA at a whopping .491, an extraordinary number. Harper is most probably the best hitter in baseball, and […]

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DFS NBA: 5 NBA Stats You Need To Use For Daily Fantasy

If you are playing Daily Fantasy Basketball and have not yet visited stats.nba.com, you are seriously missing out. Over the past few years, the NBA has started to embrace the analytics movement, opening their own stats and data website with their own advanced metrics. There is a ton of data on the website, much of which […]

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DFS NBA: Home/Away Splits

There’s a concept that applies to nearly every major sport that is always a bit helpful in daily fantasy: players play better at home than they do on the road. I always have a slight bias for choosing players at home rather than away for precisely this reason. But how much do Home/Away splits really […]

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DFS NBA: Best Matchups By Position

A few weeks ago, I created one of my favorite tools on DFW, NBA Adjusted FP Allowed. The gist of this tool is it takes the difference between actual fantasy points (FP) allowed by position and expected FP allowed by position, which is based on FP per 36 minutes on the season of opposing players. A quick […]

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Boban Marjanovic: Fantasy Superstar?

Our Fantasy Points Per 36 Minutes Tool is mostly a list of fantasy superstars. Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, and Demarcus Cousins are at the top of the list and are three of the best players in the NBA. But in the mix of these fantasy monsters is a player you possibly have never heard of: […]

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Daily Fantasy, Computer Programming, and Statistical Analysis

In 2011 and 2012, I was an algorithmic trader in the financial industry, where I used automation and statistical analysis to create strategies for trading financial products. I didn’t study math in college and I had no experience in computer programming, so I ended up relying on the programming and math skills of the other […]

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Daily Fantasy NFL: Week 17 Thoughts

Week 17 is my favorite week of the daily fantasy NFL season for for a few reasons. It is the only week where Sunday contests have all 16 games. There is no Monday night game, so the sweat is better. And there are always some teams resting for the playoffs, creating interesting daily fantasy lineup […]

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