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About Jason Giusto - RotoBaller



Jason Giusto - RotoBaller has written 19 articles so far, you can find them below.


MLB Lineups Advice for Daily Fantasy Baseball (Fanduel) - September 18, 2013

With the season winding down ūüôĀ some teams are just giving up and some are fighting for their lives. Though anything can happen in this game, the probability of an ace pitching deeper into a game or a hitter giving it his all is obviously greater in a team that has fight. We oddly have... Read More

6 years ago

MLB Lineups Advice for Daily Fantasy Baseball (Fanduel) - September 11, 2013

Isn't it funny how once football comes back everyone counts the days until¬†Sunday?¬†Well, not for us! ¬†Because we know¬†Wednesday¬†is ALLLL day baseball booming!!! We're seeing some good things with the early games today, so we're going to focus on that!¬†As always, check lineups and weather!   Picks to Click for September 11, 2013:   P¬†Yusmeiro¬†Petit... Read More

6 years ago

NFL Daily League Lineups Advice for Fantasy Football (Fanduel) - Week 1

Dun Dun Dun Dunnnnnnnnnn. ¬†Ladies and gentleman, it's finally here! ¬†The moment we've all been waiting for! ¬†It's the first football Sunday of the year... non-stop action all day... big pots...¬†beer and chicken wings. Lets get to it!   Fantasy Football Daily Leagues - Lineup Picks for Week 1   Quarterback (QB) -¬†Michael Vick, PHI... Read More

6 years ago

MLB Daily League Lineups Advice for Fantasy Baseball (Fanduel) - 9/4

Happy Wednesday!  For all of you playing on Fanduel, I'm sure you are aware of the new format they rolled out last week.  We now get the statistics of what percentage of the players in your specific tournament are owned, as well as how many innings you still have yet to play.  The innings thing is... Read More

6 years ago

Early, Middle and Late-Round Undervalued Wide Receivers

In this article, I look around the NFL and examine some undervalued 2013 fantasy football wide receivers for your fantasy football draft, to try and uncover some draft day gems.   Early Rounds - Undervalued Wide Receivers Larry Fitzgerald - Target round: 2, ahead of Demaryius Thomas In my opinion, Fitzgerald is on par athletically... Read More

6 years ago


MLB Daily League Lineups Advice for Fantasy Baseball (Fanduel) - 8/28

What the what!!!! It's Wednesday, and only two day games? ūüôĀ Well, I guess this gives us pretty much a full slate for tonight, but it's still rather depressing... ūüôĀ ūüôĀ I love day Baseball ūüôĀ ūüôĀ ūüôĀ OH WELL! ¬†As always, check lineups and weather before first pitch ūüôĀ ūüôĀ (Did you notice I'm¬†sad?... Read More

6 years ago

MLB Daily League Lineups Advice for Fantasy Baseball (Fanduel) - 8/22

Loving a lot of stuff in the early MLB games today, so we are going to key in on them here today for your daily league lineups. To provide a brief summary of today's strategy - we're going to attempt to dodge Clayton Kershaw at all costs, we're going to be picking some lefty vs... Read More

7 years ago

MLB Daily League Lineups Advice for Fantasy Baseball (Fanduel) - 8/21

Happy Wednesday! I wish everyone luck in their early endeavors, but we are going to tackle some promising night games tonight. I love the Red Sox, and I love the Yankees... get as many of these players into your lineups as possible tonight, because I think a lot of our studs are going to go... Read More

7 years ago

MLB Lineups Advice for Daily Fantasy Baseball (Fanduel) - August 14, 2013

What a night last night - we took down a qualifier and a GPP, while posting the highest score¬†on Fanduel!                         Let's keep the good MoJo going today! ¬†We have some enticing day games going with the hot-swinging Tigers, and a game in Coors!... Read More

7 years ago

MLB Lineups Advice for Daily Fantasy Baseball (Fanduel) - August 9, 2013

After an unusually light Thursday, we get a full slate on Friday night!  There looks to be some serious weather going on around the country so I would be especially careful before game time - make sure to check your MLB daily lineups before they lock.  I forsee a potential BOOM festival in Houston, and a possible shutout brewing in 'Zona,... Read More

7 years ago


MLB Lineups Advice for Daily Fantasy Baseball (Fanduel) - August 1, 2013

Well yesterday's performance was just one of those days that everything went wrong. So what did I do? Did I sulk?  No way, Jose! Sometimes things like that just happen!  So, I sat down last night and searched and studied harder than ever to come up with ideal situations for our hitters today.  I'm going... Read More

7 years ago

MLB Lineups Advice for Daily Fantasy Baseball (Fanduel) - July 31, 2013

Happy Wednesday! I've got to say how much I absolutely LOVE Tampa right now.  They are as hot as fire, and they dominate interleague play, as you'll no doubt see today.  I wouldn't be shocked to see them put up 10+ runs tonight, so load up your roster with Rays and ride it all the way to... Read More

7 years ago

MLB Lineups Advice for Daily Fantasy Baseball (Fanduel) - July 25, 2013

What is this, Christmas?  Another full day of baseball games!  This is GREAAAAAAAATTTTTTT. Pitching seems to be at a premium today, so I will have to recommend that you not pinch any pennies and go with a top guy whom you can bank on getting you a solid amount of points. As always, check the... Read More

7 years ago

MLB Lineups Advice for Daily Fantasy Baseball (Fanduel) - July 24, 2013

It's Wednesday, my favorite day of the week!  We have games all day, as usual, and some nice matchups with some certified STUDS going tonight.  I love these STUDS so much, I'm going to do something I've never done before-- we do not have just one STUD of the day, we have seven!  As always, check weather and lineups... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Daily League Analysis (July 21, 2013)

Sunday Funday! We've got a full slate of games as usual, and this Sunday has got it all!  We are here to give you some of our favorite picks and analysis for MLB daily leagues. There are at least five legitimate aces taking the mound, as well as some anti-aces that were going to target for some... Read More

7 years ago


Fantasy Baseball Daily League Analysis (July 11, 2013)

I'm trying out something different for today.  Below, you will find a list of pitchers with some horrible splits relevant to the situations they find themselves in tonight.  Any one of these guys could be a prime target for a mini-stack, but I cherry-picked from the possibilities to come up with a few really strong options... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Daily League Analysis (July 10, 2013)

What kind of getaway day is this?!  It's certainly not a normal Wednesday, with only a handful of day games, so I am going to ignore them altogether for our purposes (OK fine, I’ll throw one play in there for you hardcore Ballers!) . I'm more confident than usual in my picks today, so go big or go home boys and girls! As... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Daily League Analysis (July 7, 2013)

We have a very tough slate of games this Sunday with a bunch of stud pitchers going and a bunch of marginal starters with great splits in their favor.  There also isn't a lot of BvP data to go on so I had to dig DEEP to discover some advantageous hitting match ups. Turns out there are a lot of bellow... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Daily League Analysis (July 4, 2013)

I'm not gonna lie: today might just be my¬†favorite day of the year. ¬†We have BBQs, hot-dog-eating contests, and over twelve hours¬†of baseball games to watch! ¬†First pitch is¬†an early one at¬†11:00 AM¬†EDT, so get them lineups¬†in ASAP! ¬†As always, check lineups and weather¬†before first pitch!   SP:¬†Julio Teheran¬†($7500) Teheran comes into today's¬†game vs the... Read More

7 years ago

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Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball: Pitcher Statcast

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2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Third Base

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