Benny Ricciardi

All Sports Analyst      

2014 winner of the FSWA’s Baseball Article of the Year award. 2016 FSTA Winner for Radio Show of the Year for "On Target Fantasy". 2017 winner for Basketball Writer of the Year from the FSWA. Benny was a featured writer for the DraftKings Playbook, an on air talent for FNTSY Radio, a podcast host and writer for RotoWire, a daily fantasy expert at Scout Fantasy and one of the featured writers and webcast hosts at RotoCurve. He is a published author in the fantasy sports space and a journalist who has had articles picked up by the AP press and distributed through various news outlets around the country. He is a frequent guest on Sirius XM Fantasy and FNTSY Radio talking about both season long and daily fantasy sports topics. 

 TE Breakdown: Week 15
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Friday, December 14, 2018 - 12:45

In last week’s article we discussed the fact that it pays to pay up at the tight end position. I went through the number of times each guy goes for upside and the number of times they had that high floor we looked for and the guys at the top where far more productive far more consistently than the cheap guys. When the week 14 stats were compiled, what we saw was more of the same.

 Benny's NBA Cash Game Breakdown - 12/14
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:07

Very solid 9 game NBA slate heading into the weekend. We do have some major injury issues that needs discussing here. Three of the nine games have no lines posted yet due to injury statuses and the slate could change drastically if one or two NBA superstars end up sitting who now have questionable tags. The three games without lines are The Pacers/76ers due to the status of Jimmy Butler. The Heat/Grizzlies matchup is likely to have Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley active, but Goran Dragic is still an unknown.

 Benny's NBA Cash Game Breakdown - 12/13
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:49

This is only a small four game slate, so I would not be going too heavy on the cash side today. We have two higher total games over 220 and two lower total ones under around 210. Every game is interesting here as none of the three home favorites are favored by more than 5 and the one road favorite with the highest total is Dallas and they are traveling on the tail end of a back-to-back with a bunch of guys with questionable tags. All four games are likely to remain competitive, so that should give us more options to look at.

 Benny's NBA Cash Game Breakdown - 12/12
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 16:57

We have a big 11 game slate for NBA DFS. As of now, we have very few major new additions to the injury report that are ruled out, but we do have three starters listed as Doubtful (Jimmy Butler, Reggie Bullock, Gordon Hayward) and another dozen listed as questionable. Some are more questionable than others, and we will mention a few as we go through some of the top plays...

 Benny's Mon/Thu NFL Rundown - 12/10
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Monday, December 10, 2018 - 13:23

Kirk Cousins was pretty bad against the Pats. My bad for recommending him. We got the 44 pass attempts and a 70% rate but a disgusting 4.6 YPA with 1 TD and 2 INTs. He should bounce back in SEA.