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 - 10/31
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 16:57

We have a little seven-game slate on tap for Halloween night in the NBA. Not a ton of big slate changing news, but we do have some things to discuss. Devin Booker is doubtful, and he’s probably the main one. The Suns have a lot of shots and usage to spread around when he doesn't play. Isaiah Canaan and Josh Jackson are two guys who normally see some of the bump, and they are both listed as questionable now too. Elf Payton remains out, but at least the Pelicans likely get Anthony Davis back. Andrew Wiggins is the next biggest name, and he’s been questionable for much of the week. The injury reports for today are somewhat small for a slate this size as of now... 

 Benny's NBA Cash Game Breakdown - 10/30
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 16:57




 Benny's Mon/Thu NFL Rundown - 10/29
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Monday, October 29, 2018 - 15:59





 Benny's NBA Cash Game Breakdown - 10/29
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Monday, October 29, 2018 - 12:46

The Cash game article is usually up right after lunch. That means when I start writing it is usually 8 AM EST. Most teams have a morning shootaround the day of a game and afterwards the players go back to the hotel and rest while the coaches go answer a bunch of questions from reporters. This is when we usually get some better information. The problem is in the midwest and west coast with the clocks being a few hours behind, we do not usually start seeing this information until the middle of the day and many times in NBA DFS, the fantasy outlooks change drastically.

 Benny's NBA Cash Game Breakdown - 10/26
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Friday, October 26, 2018 - 16:57

We have a nice little seven game slate on tap for tonight. It’s a number I like because we have options, but not an overwhelming amount of them that it’s too tough to narrow down. My list is a tad longer today, but that’s because I like a good number of players. We have some extreme value guys that are interesting today, so it makes the stars and scrubs lineup building approach over on FanDuel a lot easier to do. That is good because we also have a lot of superstars playing today and some of them I like a good bit. Even in cash games, I feel like my lineups are going to lean more towards the stars and scrubs approach today on both sites.