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About Scott Cullen

Scott Cullen has written 159 articles so far, you can find them below.

NFL DFS Prop Picks for 9/26/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off back-to-back relatively close losses, against Atlanta and Detroit, respectively, and face a difficult test in Green Bay as they try to get back to .500 on the season. The Packers are a perfect 3-0 through three games and they have managed to do it in a different way. For... Read More

5 months ago

NFL DFS Prop Picks for 9/23/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

The Chicago Bears have not been very impressive through two weeks, especially offensively, and yet they are road favorites at Washington in the Monday nighter. So far, the Bears haven’t been able to mount a competent passing attack, which affects the production throughout the lineup and can tilt how you might like to play your... Read More

5 months ago

NFL DFS Prop Picks for 9/22/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

The story of the NFL season, aside from Antonio Brown burning his career to the ground, is change at the quarterback position. It started with Andrew Luck’s sudden retirement before the season started and injuries an ineffectiveness have already prompted changes. This week, Kyle Allen will start in place of Cam Newton for Carolina against... Read More

5 months ago

NFL DFS Prop Picks for 9/19/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

There is a decent chance that a Tennessee-Jacksonville game could turn into a vintage “three yards and a cloud of dust” affair. Neither team has a reliable passing game and both have running backs that can lead the way. That’s a throwback notion, to base an offense around the running game, but Derrick Henry for... Read More

5 months ago

NFL DFS Prop Picks for 9/16/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

Considered one of the big winners of the NFL offseason, the Cleveland Browns fell flat in Week One, losing 43-13 at home against Tennessee. The Jets not only blew a 16-0 lead to lose 17-16 to Buffalo in Week One but their lineup has been decimated by injuries with quarterback Sam Darnold, linebacker C.J. Mosley... Read More

5 months ago

NFL DFS Prop Picks for 9/15/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

The natural inclination after Week One of the NFL season is to react to the on-field information that was presented by the first games of the season. The challenge for statistical evaluation is that one game is a small sample any way you slice it. For example, how much weight to you put to the... Read More

5 months ago

NFL DFS Prop Picks for 9/12/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

Thursday night football doesn’t seem to bring the best out of NFL teams and that certainly held true in the first week of this season as the Bears and Packers slogged their way through a miserable game but there is a chance for more excitement this week when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the Carolina... Read More

5 months ago

NFL DFS Prop Picks for 9/9/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

There were some big games in Sunday of Week One and the schedule wraps up with a pair of Monday night games. Nine of the 26 active teams scored at least 30 points while a dozen quarterbacks threw for at least 300 yards and nine quarterbacks threw for at least three touchdowns. Five running backs... Read More

5 months ago

NFL DFS Prop Picks for 9/8/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

Following a dud of a Thursday night game, the NFL offers up a 13-game Week One slate for Sunday, with two more games coming on Monday night. The opening week brings a bunch of fascinating opportunities when playing props. There are so many players in different situations, and the uncertainty is what presents the chance... Read More

5 months ago

NFL DFS Prop Picks for 9/5/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

Our long national nightmare is over. By that, I mean that football season returns tonight! It’s been a tough stretch since the New England Patriots won yet another championship but the 2019 NFL season kicks off Thursday with the Green Bay Packers visiting the Chicago Bears. This Bears team has some expectations. They have a... Read More

6 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 9/3/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

Tuesday brings a supersized MLB schedule, with 16 games on tap thanks to a Baltimore-Tampa Bay double-header. With so many games on the docket, there are many different angles to consider. One is that there has probably been some over-correction on the performance of strong players. Five months into the season, a pitcher who has... Read More

6 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 9/2/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

The final month of the baseball season offers interesting angles for prop players. Some games remain critically important for the teams involved as they jockey for playoff position. For others, the final month is about players auditioning for next season and that can present opportunities for pitchers that have not been big-name performers during the... Read More

6 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 8/29/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

As the baseball season winds down it may be a little more difficult for starting pitchers to keep delivering the strikeouts. Some of the most effective pitchers in the game this season have not necessarily been overpowering and, with some recent down ticks in strikeout numbers, the under might be the way to play. Zack... Read More

6 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 8/26/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

A baseball season is a grind, at times appearing like a war of attrition, as teams must persevere through injuries. That can be especially notable when it comes to a pitching staff, in part because those injuries seem to happen every season. Looking at Monday’s eight-game MLB schedule, there are a number of pitchers in... Read More

6 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 8/23/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

One of the interesting aspects of the ups and downs that come with a long Major League Baseball season is that production tends to fluctuate. For some players, their greatness lies in their consistency. Mike Trout, for example, has a .448 on-base percentage in August, which is excellent, yet only slightly better than the .438... Read More

6 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 8/20/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

There are many factors to take into account when making your Monkey Knife Fight prop picks but a few of the basics are whether the game is at home or on the road. For pitchers, knowing the appropriate strikeout rates for the opposing lineup helps and, for hitters, knowing the relevant splits for the opposing... Read More

6 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 8/19/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

During a long Major League Baseball season there are always chances for players to emerge. Guys with no expectations, maybe playing in the minors, to start the season and suddenly they are in significant roles in mid-August. That touches on a number of players in action tonight, including starting pitchers like John Means, Joe Ross,... Read More

6 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 8/16/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

The Star Shootout on Monkey Knife Fight offers many compelling matchups, and it even includes two of the hottest players in the game including Ronald Acuna Jr. and Aristides Aquino going head to head! One note of caution though is that even stars that have been very productive this season aren’t automatically going to provide... Read More

6 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 8/13/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

One of the more compelling parts of playing Monkey Knife Fight’s Star Shootout games is that there are some bigger numbers and more challenging matchups involved. By bringing the stars head to head, we get to look at some lofty over/under totals for starting pitchers. Lance Lynn, Matthew Boyd, Chris Sale, Mike Clevinger, and Jack... Read More

6 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 8/12/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

The dog days of August bring some great opportunities when playing Major League Baseball props, in part because at this stage of the season, some of the biggest impact bats are those that started the season in the minors. Reds outfielder Aristides Aquino is the hottest hitter in baseball right now, not missing a beat... Read More

6 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 8/9/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

Friday brings a full Major League Baseball schedule and the best place to spot value may be in the Star Shootout contests, where the biggest names are in play. Mike Trout shows up there every day, of course. Alex Bregman is a star with a favorable matchup in Baltimore tonight. Bryce Harper has a tougher... Read More

6 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 8/8/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

Even bad Major League Baseball teams can offer potentially valuable players on any given night. Consider Matthew Boyd, Detroit’s left-handed starting pitcher who has recorded six wins in 23 starts this season, but the 28-year-old has busted through as a strikeout pitcher, averaging 12.2 K/9, a massive jump from his previous career best, the 8.4... Read More

6 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 8/6/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

As the rest of Major League Baseball turns towards deeper bullpens, the Houston Astros added another ace for their starting rotation. They already had traded for Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole in recent seasons and signed Wade Miley as a free agent in the offseason but, with the MLB Trade Deadline looming, the Astros dealt... Read More

7 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 8/2/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

Maybe the day-in, day-out grind of playing fantasy baseball props is getting to you. It’s a hard life. But Monkey Knife Fight is here for you, creating the Star Shootout to give you even more options when it comes to picking props. Consider this a streamlining of the process. Maybe you don’t have a strong... Read More

7 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 7/30/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

In recent articles, the focus has shifted to lesser-known players, those that might offer some value because they aren’t household names. Sometimes it’s rookies, like pitchers Tyler Beede, Joe Musgrove, Taylor Clarke or Griffin Canning, all of whom are on the mound Tuesday. There’s also Julio Urias, the Dodgers lefty who has spent most of... Read More

7 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 7/29/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

A Major League Baseball season is long. After a month or two, it doesn’t necessarily dictate where a player’s season is going to end up. As a result, there are guys who might have more value based on recent performance. A few examples are in play tonight. Braves starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel got a late... Read More

7 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 7/23/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

Two of the most-hyped rookies in Major League Baseball are in action tonight and it’s worth noting part of the reason why they have been so lauded. San Diego Padres rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has outstanding counting numbers – 16 home runs, 14 stolen bases, 49 runs, 39 RBI – while hitting .324, but... Read More

7 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 7/22/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

There are a couple of trends that come to mind when looking at Monday’s MLB props on Monkey Knife Fight. The first is that young rising stars offer potential value. Tyler O’Neill is getting a chance to play for St. Louis. Juan Soto is mashing for Washington. Teoscar Hernandez and Alex Dickerson are putting up... Read More

7 months ago

MLB DFS Prop Picks for 7/19/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

We are at the stage of the baseball season in which some players are getting opportunities that weren’t necessarily there for them early in the season. No player in baseball has responded to a brief trip to the minors like Lourdes Gurriel Jr. who is slugging .681 with 17 home runs in 46 games since... Read More

7 months ago

The Open Championship DFS Prop Picks - Monkey Knife Fight

The Open Championship tees off Thursday morning (very EARLY Thursday morning for the North American audience) as the tournament returns to Royal Portrush for the first time since 1951. Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy is the favorite, followed by Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, and Tiger Woods. McIlroy has two wins, The Canadian Open and... Read More

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