Tommy G

Founder/MLB & NFL Analyst      

Tommy G, Founder of Guruelite.com, is as close to a household name as there is in the Daily Fantasy Space, and if you follow him on Twitter (@TommyG) or Instagram (@TommyGDFS), you know he is not your normal fantasy nerd. Tommy spent the majority of his adult life as a Wall Street trader and educator, specializing in technical analysis and and daytrading Futures, but has now taken these analytical skills and applied them to his true passion, fantasy sports, to become one of the most decorated and definitely the most recognized DFS player in the industry.  The Godfather, as he is referred to as in the industry, began his DFS career in 2011 and has taken the fantasy world by storm over the past 6 years.  Tommy has career winnings well into seven figures, while managing to become one of the first DFS players to break into the mainstream media world, winning the 2015 FSWA Radio Show of the Year Award for his show on SiriusXM Fantasy channel with Jeff Mans. In addition to doing 3 hours a day of radio for the majority of 2016, Tommy also has been featured in countless articles on the DFS industry, including headlining a full page spread in the NY Post titled “The Men Who Make 6 Figures off Fantasy Football.”  He also starred as the main character in the first ever Daily Fantasy movie called Living the Fantasy, in addition to being featured in an HBO Real Sports piece regarding the industry with Bryant Gumble, when a watermain break cost Tommy a shot at 1 million dollars.   Recently, Tommy has partnered up with Michael Rapaport and Barstool Sports to do a weekly podcast on ITunes called "The Fantasy Football Follies," which in just it's 4th episode, broke the top 10 for Sports Podcasts on iTunes.

Tommy was the first DFS player in the industry to qualify for a live final in all four major sports (MLB, NBA, NFL & NHL) and has a total of 28 live finals appearances under his belt to date. This 2017 MLB season Tommy became the ONLY PERSON, of the millions of people who play daily fantasy, to secure the maximum number of entries into Draftkings and Fanduel's once a year baseball live finals, with a total of 8 entries between the two sites (5 on DK, 3 on FD).  He raked in over $300,000 in net winnings between the 2 sites for the 2017 MLB season, securing him as one of the top DFS players in the world for MLB.  He then followed that up with a monsterous football season in 2017 where he hit for $183,000 in week 4, qualified for both major Draftkings finals in Florida, and then put a beautiful bow on the season by kncking down 7th place in the Maimi final for another $200,000.

Tommy is a brash and raw personality in the industry, who has a cult like following.  As a former daytrader, The Godfather loves risk, and prides himself on his contrarian "all or none" GPP strategies, which have propelled him to multiple $100,000 days in NFL and MLB.  After spending the past 4 years working with some of the biggest companies in the industry, Tommy has now founded his own site, Guruelite.com, where he will be joining forces with John Hansen to provide the most hard hitting daily fantasy content around, to pair with FantasyGuru.com’s already epic seasonlong content.  

Read all about Tommy G's epic DFS journey over the past several years here!


 Tommy G's DFS MLB Night Slate - 9/17
Posted by Tommy G on Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 18:20

 

I will not be doing MLB weekend articles normally due to focusing on NFL, but we had a mix up with the schedule so I am throwing this out there for you guys as a bonus tonight, minus all the explanations.

 

Last night I hit for 9k, Kevin Adams hit for 8k and Jeff Collins hit for 27k!!!!! Me and Kevin had the Pitt/Cin stack from the write up with diff pitchers (Had Felix got 6 points I would have hit for 40k =/...thank god ). 2 bad pitching nights for me, but tonight we get back on track with SP!

 


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 Tommy G's DFS MLB Night Slate
Posted by Tommy G on Friday, September 16, 2016 - 17:21

Scherzer...I have faded Scherzer and every other top pitcher vs. Atlanta all year and it pays off almost every time (see Jose) and Draftkings made it even easier today pricing Max at 13,700. It boggles my mind how people pay up for $13,000 pitchers vs .Atlanta skill…I swear these nerds don’t watch baseball. Of course there is always a chance Max goes off, but I am not hedging on this one. I am not only fading him but I am making him the Coverboy of the article as the fade (which I am the only person in the entire industry with the balls to do). Max is a worse pitcher on the road than at home and has only averaged 19 points vs. Atlanta in 4 starts and this is a better Atlanta team than he has faced in most of those. I will have 1 share of my 5 teams and that is just for small money. Outside of that, I am all OUT. Keep in mind if he scores 23 today, that is an epic fail at a 13,700 price tag. You need 30-40 to justify the play.


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 The Thursday Night Dilemma
Posted by Tommy G on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 20:23

This is a combo article that I will be putting out before every Thursday night game, which will detail how we are going to attack the Thursday night slates, followed by some player recommendations. I personally don’t play as heavy on most Thursday night slates for a multitude of reasons listed below, but incase you need your NFL heroin fix, here are some tips to attack these slates. I will also include my favorite plays for each week’s Thursday games every week as we repost this article...


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 Tommy G MLB DFS - Wednesday 9/14
Posted by Tommy G on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 16:15

ose Fernandez… I personally only roster Jose at home, I am not saying he is not an elite pitcher regardless, I just can’t pay 13,000 for a guy who is not in an optimal environment. He is averaging 29.8 DK pts. a game at home and 18 on the road….combine that with 12.1 IP and 6 runs allowed to Atlanta so far on the season, and I hate to say it, cause I love Jose, but I think we...


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 Tommy G MLB DFS - 9/13
Posted by Tommy G on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 17:26

Noah…He projects out as the #1 today but I have to say I have some interest in fading him here. He has struggled with his control of late and has also struggled with Washington a bit this year (10 ER in 21.2 innings). 11,700 is not egregious on DK while 10,900 on FD is also reasonable. I personally will be heading to the middle tier for my pitching today, but Noah projects out as #1, I just don’t like paying up for a bad matchup.


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