Thad Houston

NBA & NFL Analyst      

Despite nine live final appearances and counting, Thad still considers himself a work in progress. After capturing the NBA championships on DraftStreet in 2014 and Fantasy Aces in 2015 he has set his sights on adding NFL and MLB championships to his DFS resumé. Thad has been able to express his unique take on daily fantasy sports as a webcast host on RotoGrinders and frequent guest on Sirius XM Fantasy.


 Thad's MLB By the Numbers - 4/21
Posted by Thad Houston on Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 16:56

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Vegas Line: NYY -148, O/U: 9

Marcus Stroman vs. Jordan Montgomery

Stroman: Stroman has given up at least four earned runs in each of his three starts this season, so it’s safe to say that things are going as well as he had hoped. He has 16 strikeouts through 14.7 innings (19.9 K%), but he also has nine walks (8.0 BB%). He’s only surrendered one home run this season (62.6 GB%), but command does not appear to be his forte. Today’s matchup against the Yankees (23.6 K%) doesn’t bode well for his chances at a bounce-back effort...


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 Thad's NBA DFS Playoff Rundown - 4/21
Posted by Thad Houston on Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 16:55

What’s up y’all? I’m back with today’s NBA Playoff Rundown.  As I’ve said many times before, you don’t need me to point out that guys like Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Chris Paul are in play tonight. While I may have a few comments about studs like these, my goal is to give some analysis on some players that may not be on your radar or guys you’ll need to make these studs fit. At this point of the first round of the playoffs, we know who the “usual suspects” are when it comes to fantasy “goodness”. There are some teams that are fighting for their playoff lives, so the “survival narrative” is real today...


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 Thad's NBA Playoff Rundown - 4/18
Posted by Thad Houston on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 14:23

What’s up y’all? I’m back with today’s NBA Playoff Rundown.  As I’ve said many times before, you don’t need me to point out that guys like Lebron James, James Harden and Chris Paul are in play tonight. While I may have a few comments about studs like these, my goal is to give some analysis on some players that may not be on your radar or guys you’ll need to make these studs fit.

 

POINT GUARD:

Russell Westbrook (OKC): Westbrook dropped 58.25 fantasy points on Utah in Game 1 of this series (in 37 minutes).  Had he paid closer attention to the time, he would have secured the two assists he needed to come away with a triple-double. There are several studs to choose from when creating a foundation for your lineups, however, Westbrook is my cash game stud on this slate. He’s a walking triple-double so any chump can say he’s a good play, however, this chump sees him as the best stud value on both sites. I don’t think it’s unrealistic to expect him to secure the triple-double he missed out on in Game 1 tonight.


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 Thad's NBA Playoff Rundown - 4/16
Posted by Thad Houston on Monday, April 16, 2018 - 14:44

It only took the first weekend of this year’s NBA playoffs to confirm my prediction that this year’s championship race will be nothing less than awesome! Granted, there were some lopsided contests out there, but quality NBA basketball was back in a big way. From a DFS standpoint, there are some tricky and unexpected situations to monitor and navigate through, however, it’s nothing we can’t handle. I followed up a rather disappointing Saturday NBA DFS showing with a downright awesome Sunday. Like they say, “All’s well that ends well.”.


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 Thad's NBA Playoff Rundown - 4/15
Posted by Thad Houston on Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 11:43

The first day of this season’s NBA playoff run is in the books. The unpredictable nature of the playoffs was in full effect as early as the first game. There was a lot to like for the NBA fan, however, the NBA DFS terrain was far from smooth. We didn’t see as many tight rotations as we hoped to and the already scarce value did little to hold up their end of the deal. Apparently, no one told the San Antonio Spurs that the playoffs started so if you had any of them in your lineup you were watching reruns of “The Golden Girls” early during the day. I managed to pick up some winnings in a few single entry GPPs, but my cash games all had “goose eggs” next to them. I highly recommend limiting your cash game exposure, given the volatile nature of the playoffs. After constructing your lineups there’s a good chance you have a few guys in there that are “GPP by nature” (i.e., Al-Farouq Aminu). If you do opt to focus on predominately cash games, you should probably send me a few head-to-head invites seeing as how I’m “low hanging fruit”.


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