Jeff Mans

CEO/MLB Analyst      

Jeff Mans is a 12-year veteran of the fantasy sports industry and the outspoken front man of SiriusXM’s Fantasy Sports Radio. Over the past seven years he has helped build Fantasy Alarm into one of the leading fantasy sports news and information sites in the world. Mans is a 10-time daily fantasy sports live final qualifier, a two time DFS live final winner, seasonal high stakes league winner and winner of the 2015 FSWA Radio Show of the Year. His work has been published in over 50 books, newspapers and magazine publications. Mans was also one of the featured leads in the documentary film “Living The Fantasy.”


 Jeff Mans Super Bowl Breakdown
Posted by Jeff Mans on Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 18:29

I am putting this together while held up in my hotel room here in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the host site of Super Bowl 52. This is my fifth consecutive Super Bowl appearance, more than either Tom Brady or Bill Belichick. I am very fortunate to be able to hob-knob, talk and hang out with the best football minds in the world. I have spent most of my time here bitching about the insanely cold weather, which has bordered on inhumane. But I will take a break from my passionate hotel bar discussions with NFL elite and social media cries about the weather in order to bring you, the Elite Mafia, one last triumphant week of fantasy football until we reconvene in August...


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 DFS NFL Championship Round Breakdown
Posted by Jeff Mans on Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 18:30

There is no such thing as a proper cash game lineup in a two or four-game slate. Don’t listen to anybody that says otherwise because chances are they are not really cash game players at heart. That is not to say that you shouldn’t play in 50/50’s or H2H’s in smaller slates. You still have a much better chance of winning in cash games than you do in a GPP. So, if you’ve been struggling or are on a very tight bankroll, it still makes sense to play cash.

It’s been a very topsy-turvy NFL season, to say the least. Between devastating injuries to stars such as Aaron Rodgers, David Johnson, Odell Beckham Jr, etc and unexplainable falls in production such as late season Russell Wilson, mid-season Kareem Hunt and early season Le’Veon Bell, the football world failed to make sense for a while.

Then we get to last week where even in a very small slate we manage to absolutely smash on every huge performance. Yet, thanks to FanDuel’s lack of quality four-game tournaments, we had to settle for a good but not great return on our investment. Fortunately, there was plenty of action on DraftKings to ensure that our playoff work was worth the effort.

This week, we have our last real DFS NFL weekend of the year. Sure, we’ll find some form of DFS to play for Super Bowl 52, but single game DFS NFL just doesn’t feed the bulldog. So, we’ll give it a go here in the two-game slate, where we really don’t have many fantasy stars to choose from. This is a terrific thing for those of us who analyze matchups because the names that pop off the page are not well-known performers.

The key this week is to...


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 Jeff Mans' Early 2018 NFL Rankings
Posted by Jeff Mans on Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 15:52

An early look at the 2018 Fantasy Rankings! For a downloadable Excel sheet, click here.

 

Quarterbacks

 


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 DFS NFL Divisional Round Breakdown
Posted by Jeff Mans on Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 17:10

There is no such thing as a proper cash game lineup in a two or four-game slate. Don’t listen to anybody that says otherwise, because chances are, they are not really cash game players at heart. That is not to say that you shouldn’t play in 50/50’s or H2H’s in smaller slates. You still have a much better chance of winning in cash games than you do in a GPP. So, if you’ve been struggling or are on a very tight bankroll, it still makes sense to play cash.

I’m really let down by...


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 DFS NFL Wild Card Breakdown
Posted by Jeff Mans on Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 17:10

There is no such thing as a proper cash game lineup in a two or four-game slate. Don’t listen to anybody that says otherwise, because chances are, they are not really cash game players at heart. That is not to say that you shouldn’t play in 50/50’s or H2H’s in smaller slates. You still have a much better chance of winning in cash games than you do in a GPP. So, if you’ve been struggling or are on a very tight bankroll it still makes sense to play cash.

But for me, these smaller slates are strictly for...


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