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. 


 Benny's NBA Cash Game Breakdown - 10/19
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Friday, October 19, 2018 - 13:54

Roster Construction this year is a major issue between the two sites. Due to the rules changes, we should be building lineups very differently in order to end with an optimal score. DraftKings offers a bonus for 3-pointers and an added bonus for double-doubles and triple doubles. FanDuel now allows us to drop our lowest score, which lets us take a few riskier punt plays in order to fit in an extra stud and not worry about one guy ruining our chances of cashing. FanDuel also weighs defensive stats a tad heavier, which again boosts up some guys on their site that have the chance to get high block and steal totals. We also are going to have pricing differences on the two sites. Keep this in mind when making your lineups and try to stick within these parameters as one player may make more or less sense based on what site you are playing on.


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 TE Breakdown: Week 7
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:42

One of the toughest decisions we have every week as daily fantasy players is who to start at tight end. It is also one of those things that is very site specific. Whether the scoring system is PPR or half PPR can determine if a guy is playable or not. The pricing is also a major issue that changes which guys are playable.


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 Benny's NBA Cash Game Breakdown - 10/17
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 16:58

Welcome back, everybody. With the NBA season now underway, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. Everyday with over three games, we are going to be bringing you a cash game write up where we take a look at the best spots on the slate to find some value to get us over those cash lines in 50/50s and double ups. Basketball is a very data-driven fantasy sport where we do not want to get too cute. Guys who play a lot of minutes usually continue to play a lot of minutes, night in and night out, as long as they stay healthy. Matchups do play a role in whether or not a guy has a chance to put in a better than average type game, and those are the guys we want to try to identify here. Early in the season, we do not have much data other than past performance from last year to go on, but as the season moves along and we start to see what is unfolding, we will incorporate that into our analysis. Early in the year, our advantage comes from knowing which guys have switched teams and which guys are in for a bigger role. That is where we will start here today and use that knowledge to get paid...


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 Benny's Mon/Thu NFL Rundown - 10/15
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Monday, October 15, 2018 - 14:02

Not the most exciting two game slate we have for the Monday/Thursday action this week and one with a ton of question marks to go along with it. Neither game has a total above 46 and the Packers 28 team total is the only one above 21 on the whole slate. On top of the lower scoring nature of the games we know that injuries are going to play a big part. We have two of the top 3 receivers for the Packers in danger of missing this game and they are the healthier of the two teams. The 49ers are already down a starter at both QB and RB, with the backup running back questionable, three of the top 4 receivers likey out, and the tight end status up in the air as well. It’s easy to see why they are a 10 point dog. We will start by breaking down the two games and then go into which guys I think are the best plays on this slate.


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 TE Breakdown: Week 6
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Friday, October 12, 2018 - 15:02

One of the toughest decisions we have every week as daily fantasy players is who to start at tight end. It is also one of those things that is very site specific. Whether the scoring system is PPR or half PPR can determine if a guy is playable or not. The pricing is also a major issue that changes which guys are playable.


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