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About Daniel Benjamin



Daniel Benjamin has written 99 articles so far, you can find them below.


NCAA Tournament Busts - March Madness Predictions

It’s March Madness, which means it is the most exciting time of the year for college basketball. The 2019 NCAA Tournament is about ready to take over the sports world as the second round of the Tournament will get underway on Thursday and Friday. One of the big reasons that the NCAA Tournament is so... Read More

11 months ago

FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (3/19/19): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice

There are just seven games on tonight's NBA slate. Five of the seven contests are intraleague matchups, however, the two that are not do have some intrigue which is the 76ers at the Hornets and the Warriors at the Timberwolves. Both the 76ers and Hornets need victories but for different reasons. The Sixers want to... Read More

11 months ago

First Four March Madness Preview: 2019 NCAA Tournament

It’s March Madness, which means it is the most exciting time of the year for college basketball. The 2019 NCAA Tournament is set to commence with four sets of games on Tuesday and Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio. This year marks the 81st birthday of the Tournament and the ninth event since it expanded to 68... Read More

11 months ago

Ivica Zubac (C, LAC) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add-In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: It is surprising that Ivica Zubac is still so widely available in fantasy leagues. The 21-year-old has been very good, albeit a little inconsistent, since switching locker rooms in the Staples Center. Since trading in the Lakers' purple and gold for the Clippers' red,... Read More

11 months ago

Tyus Jones (PG, MIN) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add-In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tyus Jones seems to be a different player when he is in the starting lineup compared to when he comes off the bench. When the 22-year-old comes off the bench, he appears to let the game flow dictate how he plays, but when Jones... Read More

11 months ago


Frank Jackson(PG/SG NO) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add-In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: Frank Jackson has been fabulous for the Pelicans over the last 10 days. The Pelicans have known that the athletic 6-foot-3 rookie point guard was an explosive scorer as he demonstrated during his one year at Duke (2016-17) and a stint with the G-League's... Read More

11 months ago

Jakob Poeltl (C, SAS) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add-In 10-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jakob Poeltl is playing a key role in the San Antonio Spurs playoff push. The Spurs (41-29) have reeled off eight straight wins to move into sixth place in the Western Conference playoff chase. Poeltl replaced Rudy Gay in the starting lineup at the... Read More

11 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (3/15/19): NBA DFS Lineups

Just like last Friday, the theme for tonight will be playoff positioning as eight of the teams on tonight's nine-game slate is currently in the playoffs. The Pistons, Spurs, 76ers, Rockets, and Clippers have favorable matchups and should win. The Heat, who is the team that is currently in the playoffs that needs a win the worst,... Read More

12 months ago

RotoBaller NBA Recap: DeMarcus Cousins Turns In Season-Best Performance As Warriors End Rockets Win Streak

The Golden State Warriors have had an unprecedented number of issues this year in comparison to what the team normally deals with, yet they continue to show that when they are up against a wall, they are still the team to beat. DeMarcus Cousins turned in his season-best performance as the Warriors defeated the Rockets 106-104... Read More

12 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (3/8/19): NBA DFS Lineups

The 2018-19 NBA season is quickly winding down with just a touch over a month left. There is still a lot left to be decided however, which should make for an exciting ending. The Milwaukee Bucks (49-16) are the lone team in the Association to have already clinched a playoff berth, but the Raptors, Pacers,... Read More

12 months ago


RotoBaller NBA Recap: LeBron Passes Jordan, But Lakers Fall Once Again

LeBon James is now fourth on the NBA's all-time scoring list. James pumped in a game-high 31 points on 12-of- 21 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists, but it wasn't nearly enough to overcome a slow start as the Lakers fell to the Nuggets 115-99. The 34-year-old forward has 32,311 career... Read More

12 months ago

FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (3/4/19): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice

The Association features seven games to open the 21st week of the NBA season. While the Nuggets at the Spurs is probably the best game on the slate with it being the only matchup that features two teams currently in the playoffs, it is not the most intriguing. That honor, of course, belongs to the... Read More

12 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (3/01/19): NBA DFS Lineups

The 2018-19 NBA season is quickly winding down. With the calendar hitting March, not only does it mean that Spring is almost here but also that the NBA playoffs are on the horizon. While there are only seven games on the 20th Friday of the campaign, five of the contests on today's slate have playoff implications of... Read More

12 months ago

RotoBaller NBA Recap: Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic lead Heat over Warriors

There was a lot of great NBA action on Wednesday. With the majority of the Association's teams playing and only two of the 11 games on the docket that could be called "marquee" matchups, there was a very good chance that the night could have been a complete dud. However, that was far from being... Read More

12 months ago

Avery Bradley (MEM, PG/SG) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-team leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Avery Bradley was really struggling with the Los Angeles Clippers, but he has gotten a second wind with the Memphis Grizzlies. Bradley, who was in the midst of his worst season since his rookie campaign with the Celtics, has been a pleasant surprise... Read More

12 months ago


Robin Lopez (CHI, C) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-team leagues OWNED IN: 18% ANALYSIS: Robin Lopez is currently playing his best basketball this season. He has upped his production significantly since being inserted into the starting lineup after Wendell Carter Jr. went down with a thumb injury. The 7-foot center has played very well over the last seven contests, scoring... Read More

12 months ago

Dion Waiters (SG,SF MIA) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-team leagues OWNED IN: 19% ANALYSIS: Dion Waiters has been excellent for the Heat since being inserted into the starting lineup. Waiters, who has been a key member of the team's bench squad after making his season debut on January 2nd, was elevated to the first unit following the trade of Tyler... Read More

12 months ago

Cody Zeller (CHA, C) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10-team leagues OWNED IN: 28% ANALYSIS: Cody Zeller has been on a vengeance since returning from hand surgery that caused him to miss 16 games. The 7-footer's scoring has been inconsistent, but he really has hit the boards hard and become a more consistent rim-protector. Zeller notched his third double-double in the... Read More

12 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (2/22/19): NBA DFS Lineups

The NBA is finally back!!! Every NBA team will have one game under its belt by the time the weekend officially starts early Saturday morning. Following a week-long break, 12 teams returned to action on Thursday while the remaining 18 franchises will get back on Friday night. Thursday definitely had the more prime matchups, but there... Read More

1 year ago

AFC South Risers/Fallers - 2018 Season Review

The AFC South was arguably the best division in the NFL this year. The South was the only division in both conferences to have three teams finish with winning records.  The division posted a combined 35-29 overall record. The AFC South also had the highest point differential in all of football at plus-111 points. But... Read More

1 year ago


RotoBaller NBA Recap: Offense Was The Theme Of The Night

What a night for the NBA, especially if you like offense! With the Association's All-Star Game only a few days away, it looked like the  teams decided to get an early start on their vacation, at least on the defensive end last night.  Or was it that the offense was just that good? There were... Read More

1 year ago

FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (2/12/19): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice

As the NBA looks forward to the All-Star break this weekend, there are still three days of games left. Today's docket of five games features five playoff teams along with two other squads that are within two games of the final playoff spot. The most intriguing games are the Celtics at the 76ers and Jazz... Read More

1 year ago

Biggest Surprises of 2018 - Quarterback

Quarterback is arguably the most important position in all sports. How important is the quarterback position? Since 2000, a player manning the quarterback position has won the Associated Press' Player of the Year in 14 of the last 18 years, which includes each of the last five years. In addition, a quarterback has captured the Super Bowl... Read More

1 year ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (2/8/19): NBA DFS Lineups

For the second straight week, less than two-thirds of the league is playing on a Friday as there are only eight games on Friday's NBA Week 17 slate. There is only one marquee matchup -- Nuggets versus 76ers --however; there are many exciting things to watch as a result of the plethora of trades that... Read More

1 year ago

RotoBaller NBA Recap: Wizards And Kings Active In Trade Market

The NBA trade deadline is fast approaching (Thursday at 3 p.m. ET), and there has been a slew of trades so far. Anthony Davis is still with the Pelicans, but Tobias Harris, Kristaps Porzingis, Harrison Barnes, and Dennis Smith Jr. have changed teams. The Wizards and Kings were the most active in the trade market on... Read More

1 year ago


DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (2/1/19): NBA DFS Lineups

Wow!!! Just 10 teams in action on the 16th Friday of the NBA season, marking a season-low five games on the docket for the weekend's opening night. Unfortunately, there is only one real interesting matchup, although there is always something mystical when the Celtics and the Knicks clash in MSG. The most intriguing matchup is... Read More

1 year ago

NBA Trade Reaction: How The Kristaps Porzingis Deal To Dallas Affects The Fantasy World

The Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks got together and worked out a blockbuster deal that centered around youngsters Kriztaps Porzingis and Dennis Smith Jr. on Jan. 31. While an official winner won't be declared for a few years, the deal looks to be beneficial for both teams at first glance. Porzingis will head from... Read More

1 year ago

RotoBaller NBA Recap: Point Guards Rule The Day

Fantasy basketball is inherently biased against point guards. This is not a complaint; it is just reality due to the scoring system used in fantasy basketball with rebounds being worth so much more than anything else. Plus, players earn often extra points for producing a double-double and with rebounds easier to obtain than assists, it makes... Read More

1 year ago

FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (1/29/19): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice

Happy Tuesday!!! Today is the 16th Tuesday since the start of what has been another glorious NBA season. However, New Orleans Pelicansf fans are probably not overjoyed to hear that star center Anthony Davis has officially asked out of "The Big Easy".  Nevertheless, the games must go on and there are eight games on the docket. Speaking of Davis... Read More

1 year ago

Kemba Walker Suffers Neck Sprain

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker suffered a neck sprain late in the fourth quarter of Charlotte's loss to the Bucks on Friday. With 2:06 remaining in the game, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Walker collided during a scrum following Antetokounmpo's block of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's shot. There has been no timetable given for how long the 2019... Read More

1 year ago


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