As can we get down to the final rounds of the first Trophy up for grab in English Football this season, we look to make an amazing parlay (which we always do). These games are scattered between Tuesday and Wednesday. I decided to instead of making two (one for each day) I will make one super parlay to help us go 2-0 with EFL Parlays (Click to See our First winning EFL Parlay). We will have four matches (two from each day) to make sure that we go into the weekend with a smile on your face and some cash in your pocket.
Hull City vs Bristol City - (+204)
Hull City have had a pretty rough couple of weeks as their last two Premier League Matches have been a 6-1 loss and a 2-0 loss. Hull City seem to be slowing down after a surprisingly solid start. Now they go to Bristol and battle the sixth place team in the English Championship in Bristol City. I think Hull will win this match due to their talent that even though seems poor is better than most Championship sides. One worry I have is can Hull stop Bristol City Striker Tammy Abraham who has been on fire this season, but at the end of the day, Hull will win in a slow and most likely boring match.
Hull City Predicted XI:
Marshall, Robertson, Davies, Maguire, Meyler, Mason, Weir, Henriksen, Maloney, Keane, Mbokani
Bristol Predicted XI:
O'Donnell, Matthews, Flint, Golbourne, Moore, Freeman, Brownhill, O'Dowda, Paterson, Engvall, Wilbraham
Prediction: 2-1 Hull
Newcastle United F.C. vs Preston North End F.C. - (-216)
Newcastle host Preston in a match which should easily go to Newcastle. Newcastle is riding high as they are first in the Championship and with players like Ayoze Pérez, Matt Ritchie, Jonjo Shelvey and DeAndre Yedlin (American) they look primed to come back to the Premier League. Newcastle's fire power will be too much for a Preston side who are ninth in the Championship. I see this being an open match that Newcastle will win by multiple goals.
Newcastle Predicted XI:
Seis, Yedlin, Mbemba, Hanley, Lazaar, Atsu, Shelvey, Hayden, Gouffran, Mitrovic, Perez
Note: Couldn't find Preston North End F.C
Prediction: 3-0 Newcastle
Manchester City vs Manchester United - (+170)
Manchester City goes to Old Trafford to play a Manchester United team that seem in shambles after their EMBARRASSING 4-0 loss to Chelsea. Both teams will play weaker squads, but even with a weaker team, Manchester City can still field players like Kelechi Iheanacho, Nolito, Fernando and Gaël Clichy. Even with Manchester City's B team, they would beat Manchester United right now which is why I am going with a close yet comfortable Manchester City win.
Manchester City Predicted XI:
Caballero, Otamendi, Kmpany, Stones, Sane, Fernandinho, Fernando, Navas, Nolito, Iheanacho, Sterling
Manchester United Predicted XI:
De Gea, Rojo, Smalling, Blind, Darmian, Fellaini, Herrera, Rashford, Pogba, Young, Ibrahimovic
Prediction: 2-0 Manchester City
Chelsea F.C. vs West Ham United F.C. - (-125)
Chelsea is riding high after an amazing 4-0 win over Manchester United, and now they go to West Ham in a match that I can only see one winner. Chelsea's star men are finally scoring which is bad news for a back line (West Ham) that is extremely weak. Even though the bigger teams usually go with their B team, I don't think that will have a major effect due to Chelsea having so much depth for this reason I can only go for Chelsea in this London Derby.
Chelsea Predicted XI:
Begovic, Azpilicueta, Terry, Luiz, Willia, Aina, Matic, Chalobah, Oscar, Batshuayi, Loftus-Cheek
West Ham Predicted XI:
Randolph, Ogbonna, Kouyate, Reid, Antonio, Cresswell, Obiang, Noble, Payet, Zaza, Lanzini
Prediction: 2-1 Chelsea
Another great parlay to make us 2-0 in the EFL Cup rounds as these predictions will get the DST lock of the Day (patent pending)! For the American's if you want to watch any of these matches they will be on Bein Sports. Once again, thank you for the support and if you want to get envolved follow us on Twitter at DST_Tweets.
As yesterday we did the players to add/pick up for your fantasy team, it's time to talk about the player that you need to drop. We will pick the top three of players you need to get rid of due to injury or just their overall play. If you want to check out yesterday's blog, click here.
Note: This isn't in order
Boone Jenner (RW) - Columbus Blue Jackets
Owned Percentage Increase/Decrease : -13.2 (50.2%)
Don't let the awesome photo above fool you; he is having an awful season. I feel bad for Blue Jacket fans, with talent like Boone Jenner, Cam Atkinson, Ryan Murray, Seth Jones and also with strong veteran presences like Brandon Dubinsky, Nick Foligno and ex Stanley Cup winner Brandon Saad they really should be doing better. I remember watching Jenner in Juniors and loving how he played, but now he has been demoted to the FOURTH line with one assist and a minus 5. This just shows everything I have ever known about John Tortorella, and that is how awful of a coach he is for your fantasy players to have behind their bench and after this start, it's time to leave Boone and pick up someone else (check out yesterdays blog).
Jeff Zatkoff (G) - Los Angeles Kings
Owned Percentage Increase/Decrease : -15 (9.9%)
Jeff Zatkoff was taken off during Kings' practice with a groin injury and has been put on the IR. It is still unclear how he will be out for but to keep him on your team right now is a waste of space. Also, you have to take into consideration if Peter Budaj can play well does Zatkoff walk in and get the starting job back (assuming he comes back before Quick)? Lastly, the people who have him on their team don't have him due to his ability; it's because he's the goalie of a top team. So losing him for Budaj won't make any difference because who ever plays WILL get wins.
Jacob Trouba (D) - Winnipeg Jets
Owned Percentage Increase/Decrease : -10.6 (33.8%)
Jacob Trouba is a great player don't get me wrong. I remember going up to Michigan and seeing him in college, and he has so much talent, but at some point, you need to realize some people are just handicapped by a bad attitude and greed. Trouba hasn't played this season due to asking to be traded, and the Jets have not yet traded him. He wants more minutes, but as their third best right handed defensemen it will be tough. Even though many teams want the young promising defensemen, the Jets seem to be holding out for him to sign or for a blockbuster deal. Trouba needs to either sign or the Jets need to let him go because this is becoming a circus and these are the type of players you NEED to stay away from.
Note: IF Trouba doesn't play before Dec. 1, he will not be able to play for the rest of the 2016/17 Season.
If you have any other fringe players you want to know about dropping, you can always tweet us at DST_Tweets. Thank you for everyone who gets involved whether on Twitter, through the comment section or Reddit. All of the support means the world to me, and I hope we will all be celebrating our Fantasy Hockey titles at the end of the year.
As the first week of the Fantasy Hockey matchups are coming to an end, it's time to assess your team and pick up players to make sure you and your team lift the trophy at the end of the year. In this blog, we will look at players in the every position you need to pick up.
As always, if another player has caught your eye and isn't on this list tweet us at DST_Tweets.
Side Note: Obviously every league is different so some of these players might not be free agent in your league.
Peter Budaj (G) - Los Angeles Kings
With Jonathan Quick and now Jeff Zatkoff out on the IR, the Kings have to look at their experienced third string goalie to be their consistent starter. Even though Budaj won't get you many shutouts, the Kings are good enough where he will get you wins when he's in net and would be a perfect second or even third goalie for your team. This season he has two wins in three games played and is the most sought after goalie on the market right now.
Nathan Beaulieu (D) - Montreal Canadians
Nathan Beaulieu has started the season well for the Canadians and seems to be jelling with his new D partner, Shea Weber. He might not be the flashiest player but playing with Shea Weber and playing on the second Power Play line, he will get you fantasy points and will go down as a top bargain this season.
2016/17 Stats: GP: 5, A:2, +/-: 7, PPP: 1
Troy Brouwer (RW) - Calgary Flames
Troy Brouwer has started the season extremely well for the Calgary Flames as he has been one of the shinning stars from a Flames team that has started poorly (29th in the league). Brouwer plays on the second line with Kris Versteeg and Sam Bennett, so he is primed to keep his point scoring up. He also plays on the first Power Play line so he will also get you those coveted Power Play Points. You will regret not picking him up.
2016/17 Stats: GP 6, G:3, A: 1, SHG: 1
Tanner Pearson (LW) - Los Angeles Kings
Tanner Pearson has been flying this season as he is playing with Jeff Carter and Devin Setoguchi. Pearson has four goals in three games and doesn't look like he will cool down anytime soon. Like Brouwer, Pearson is also getting power play time which is obviously crucial. With only 13% owned most people will be able to pick him up without any stress but do it before it's too late.
Mike Fisher (C) - Nashville Predators
Mike Fisher has started his season as the new Captain of the Nashville Predators in amazing fashion as in four games he has three goals and one assist. Fisher is a complete player, he scores, he passes, he wracks up some penalty minutes and even can get the power play and short-handed points. As the Predators start to tick his ownership percentage will shoot up as he is playing with Colin Wilson and Viktor Arvidsson. Even though his plus/minus is bad, I promise you it will go up.
We will be doing these weekly and will start doing the weekly "who to drop" blogs too. If you want to know about players specific to your league tweet us or DM us at DST_Tweets. Thank you for the continued support and best of luck with your teams this week.
This was the second week in a row where we had a few of disappointing matches as we had title contenders like Tottenham and Arsenal completely fuck up with disappointing performances against weaker oppositions. Even though I am trashing todays Premier League matches, we still had players who went above and beyond with both performance and goals.
Third Star: Wilfried Zaha - Crystal Palace F.C
Wilfried Zaha was the only bright spot for a disappointing Crystal Palace side as they lost to Leicester City 3-1. Even though Zaha only had one assist, he still had an amazing 8.7 match rating which got him Man of the Match. Zaha (like Crystal Palace) is very inconsistent but since Bolasie left he had stepped up his game. He finally has realized he needs to be more direct which he showed with his assist as he skinned Christian Fuchs and crossed it into an open Yohan Cabaye. If Zaha can keep this up, he could be a great bargain for Fantasy Premier League.
Second Star: Philippe Coutinho - Liverpool F.C.
Philippe Coutinho and Liverpool won in the late kick-off 2-1 as he was once again the piece that made this Liverpool team click. Today he scored the winning goal and got an 8.84 match rating which got him the Man of the Match Award for the third time this season. This performance showed how much he has improved as he pretty much brushed off a Tony Pulis side that is extremely hard to break down.
First Star: Xherdan Shaqiri - Stoke City F.C.
Xherdan Shaqiri had an amazing performance as he willed Stoke to a 2-0 win over Hull City. Shaqiri ended the match with a 9.49 match rating as he had both goals and one was an ABSOLUTE beauty (will post down below). Due to his amazing performance, he got the Match of the Match award and for these reasons is why he got DST's First Star of Saturday.
We will not have one of these tomorrow due to the little amount of matches. Don't worry thought as we have some amazing stuff coming out for the EFL cup Matches on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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As we look forward to an action packed night of the NHL, we at DST want to give you the best chance of making some money. Also, for all of you who love Fantasy Hockey (not daily), we will be releasing our newest weekly blog where we provide you the best players to add/drop in your leagues.
Jake Allen (G): St. Louis Blues - 7,700
Jake Allen will start for the Blues tonight as they play against the Calgary Flames. I say this all the time, but the most important thing for a goalie to do is to win games. With the Blues playing against one of the worst defensive teams in the NHL, the Blues are primed the win this game. Jake Allen is also cheaper than the other goalies which saves you more space for goal scorers.
Jake Allen's Stats vs the Blues: GP: 3, W:2, GAA: 2.78, SV%: .896
Victor Hedman (D): Tampa Bay Lightning - 6,000
Victor Hedman and the Tampa Bay Lightning go up against the Ottawa Senators tonight which I think will be a goal fest. Both of these teams have had some bad performances in net and with the high-flying forwards (and defenseman) of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and this can get ugly for Ottawa. Hedman will have a great game; you can quote me on this.
Victor Hedman's Stats vs The Senators: GP: 25, G: 5, A: 12, P: 17, PPP: 4
Vladimir Tarasenko (W); St. Louis Blues - 7,700
Like I said before, The Blues are going up against the Calgary Flames, and this is a game that Tarasenko will thrive on. With how poor the Flames defense is doing to be going up against one of the best players in the NHL just spells goals. I know I guarantee a lot, but if you don't pick Tarasenko tonight, you are making a HUGE mistake.
Tarasenko's Stats vs The Flames: GP:11, G: 4, A: 6, PPG: 2
Artem Anisimov (C): Chicago Blackhawks - 5,200
Artem Anisimov has been on fire this year for the Blackhawks as he has two goals in 4 assists in only five games. Anisimov and his teammates go up against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Blackhawks won't be happy after slipping up against the Blue Jackets last night and now going up against a weak defensive core, Anisimov and his linemates' Panarin and Kane will have a field day and for that little of a price it is a great deal.
Anisimov Stat's vs the Maple Leafs: GP: 18, G: 4, A: 11, GWG: 3
This was a great spotlight to do as there are so many players to choose from but these are amazing players who are bound to have a big night. If you want more help or want more questions answered you can Tweet us at DST_Tweets. Thank you for the support, much love and good luck!
So Beautiful I could cry.
The Singer of these banger covers is named Jon Sudano. I need to say, with how shitty the internet is now a day with so much Political Correctness and fights over the election it's nice to get a guy who is just spreading the love by making unreal covers of songs. He doesn't care about anything but dropping INSANE covers that make us all want to cry and dance at the same time. This guy should go down as the most viral person of 2016; he is ELECTRIC. The only hope I have is that it doesn't get released he likes pregnant porn like our dear friend Ken Bone.
You might think "hey this is a short blog" but nothing can do these covers justice. Just sit down and enjoy the greatness.
It's about a week into the season and we have gotten our first bad lineup. Yes, I know I messed up putting Ben Bishop in my lineup yesterday, but hey, you can't win them all. With that said, we are back and better than ever with a NEW Draft Kings Player Spotlight.
Jaroslav Halák (G): New York Islanders - 7,700
The New York Islanders go up against an Arizona Coyotes team without their goalie Mike Smith. I say this time and time again, but the goalie is one of the most important positions in all of Fantasy Sports and for them to help you win they need to win. With the Coyotes having to play their backup and the Islanders at home, the Islanders will win this game comfortably.
Career Stats vs the Coyotes - GP: 10, W: 6, GAA: 1.91, SV%: .932, SO: 1
P. K. Subban (D): Nashville Predators - 6,400
Subban and the Nashville Predators have started the season poorly as they are on the bottom of the Central Division. Now they go up against the Detroit Red Wings in what should be a win. Even though the Redwings beat the New York Rangers that was more of missed opportunities from the Rangers than the Redwings winning. If they play like they did against the Rangers, the Predators will make them pay.
Subban's Career Stats vs. the Red Wings: GP: 12, G:1, A:8, GWG: 1
Patrick Kane (Util): Chicago Blackhawks - 8,300
Patrick Kane has been on fire this season and is the best buy for Daily Fantasy since he kills the Columbus Blue Jackets. Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks are riding high after they scored seven goals in their last game and Patrick Kane had four points. I promise you, Kane will get points in this game (DST Lock of The Day).
Kane's Career Stats vs. The Blue Jackets - GP: 38, G:15, A:27, PPP: 15.
Tomorrow we will have another one of these due to the lack of games tonight, if you guys love making money I would recommend checking out our weekly Premier League Parlay. If you want any more advice tweet us at DST_Tweets. Thank you and good luck!
As look forward to the Premier League tomorrow, we need to keep the momentum going as our last parlay for the Wednesday Champions League Matches hit. This week we have three matches that are in our Parlay, and they consist of A Favorite, An underdog, and a wild card. So let's get into the parlay and make some money.
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. vs A.F.C. Bournemouth - (-101)
Tottenham is coming off two disappointing matches as they drew against West Brom then also drew against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the Champions League. On the other hand, Bournemouth is coming off a fantastic 6-1 win against Hull City. Even though Bournemouth have a poor defense, they make up for it for scoring loads of goals. There are two players on Bournemouth to watch out for, and that is Junior Stanislas and Callum Wilson. Even though they do have these dangerous players, I think their defense is too weak to stop Son Heung-min, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen. This game will be extremely open and fun to watch, but at the end of the day, Tottenham will win.
Bournemouth Predicted XI:
Boruc, Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels, Surman, Stanislas, Arter, Wilshere, Ibe, Wilson
Tottenham Predicted XI:
Lloris, Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies, Wanyama, Sissoko, Dembele, Alli, Eriksen, Son
Prediction: 4-1 Tottenham
Watford F.C. vs Swansea City F.C. - (232)
Watford goes to Swansea City to play against Bob Bradley's Swansea City in his first match at home. Even though Swansea looked great against Arsenal, I don't think they have the talent at their back to stop Deeney and Ighalo. What this game will come down to is goals, Swansea will try to impress their new manager by playing open and attacking football which falls right into Watford's hand, and that's why Watford will win in a close match.
Watford Predicted XI:
Gomes, Kaboul, Prodl, Britos, Amrabat, Behrami, Capoue, Holebas, Pereyra, Deeney, Ighalo
Swansea Predicted XI:
Fabiankski, Naughton, Fernandez, Amat, Taylor, Fer, Cork, Barrow, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Baston
Prediction: 2-1 Watford
Stoke City F.C. vs Hull City A.F.C. - (+142)
Stoke City and Hull City are both coming off the opposite type of weeks as Stoke won 2-0 against Sunderland and Hull City was murdered 6-1 by Bournemouth. Hull has started the year well, but I am worried this is when they start to crumble as they are starting to show how bad they are. Even though Stoke is inconsistent, Hull is that bad which is why I think Stoke will win in a close and boring match.
Stoke Predicted XI:
Grant, Bardsley, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters, Cameron, Whelan, Shaqiri, Allen, Arnautovic, Bony
Hull Predicted XI:
Marshall, Elmohamady, Davies, Dawson, Clucas, Huddlestone, Snodgrass, Livermore, Mason, Diomande, Hernandez
Prediction: 1-0 Stoke
Sorry, this came out so late, the ENTIRE internet was down (probably your bookies mad I am giving you killer advice) I feel good about this parlay, and I hope you can join the DST team and make some money with us. Thank you for the continued support and follow us on Twitter at DST_Tweets!
As we look at another NHL filled night (11 Games Total) we look to keep our insane start to the season as it seems like everyone we are picking is racking up those points and make us all a lot of money. As for yesterday, I didn't do one due to the few amount of games, but instead, I did more of a serious blog about the future of the NHL (I would recommend checking it out if you love hockey). Now without further adieu, let's get into it!
Ben Bishop (G): Tampa Bay Lightning - 8,300
Ben Bishop is getting the nod tonight as the Lightning play against the Avalanche in a game where Bishop will show how good of a goalie he can be. The last time Bishop played the Avs, he got a shutout which is what he needs since even though he has two wins in two games, he has a brutal GAA and SV% ( GAA: 3.39 and SV%: .889). Also, the Avs are in the bottom half of Goals For; so this is a great pick for your Daily Fantasy Goalie.
Shayne Gostisbehere (G): Philadelphia Flyers - 5,900
Shayne Gostisbehere and the Philadelphia Flyers play against the winless Ducks. The Duck's entire team have looked abysmal, and the Flyers at home should easily beating this team. Anyone who watched the Flyers last year knows what this kid is capable of and for a small price; he is the ideal defensemen to get to help you spend money on more forward players.
Vladimir Tarasenko (W): St. Louis Blues - 7,400
Vladimir Tarasenko and the Blues go up against the Edmonton Oilers in what will be a high scoring game. Tarasenko has four goals and two assists this season and now going up against the Oilers who have let in 15 goals this year (which is the fourth worst in the NHL). I wouldn't just get Tarasenko, but I would also bet on the Over in this game as this prediction is the DST Lock Of The Day (Patent Pending).
Victor Rask (C): Carolina Hurricanes - 5,100
Rask and the Carolina Hurricanes go up against statistically the worst defense in the NHL the Calgary Flames in a game like the Oilers vs. Blues game, will go over (bet on that too). Rask in three games has two goals and two assists and has been one of the Hurricanes shining players to start the year. Even though they might lose, to think Rask and the Canes won't score in this game would be crazy.
I once again feel insanely confident about keeping our good luck in Draft Kings going. I just want to end with thanking you all for the support and if you want extra extra tweet or DM us at DST_Tweets.
This is a massive Saturday for Daily Fantasy in the Premier League as we have seven games to choose from. As we look into these matches, there are many close matchups that will hopefully make for exciting games. As per usual we picked three players (1G, 1D, and 1F) that are MUST drafts for this weekend. Let's get into it and start making some money.
Note: Every Saturday Match MINUS the Early Morning Kickoff (Tottenham vs Bournemouth)
Loris Karius (G): Liverpool F.C. - 5,900
Loris Karius and Liverpool are coming off a dull 0-0 draw against Manchester United, and now they host West Bromwich Albion. West Brom looked excellent against Tottenham where they got a 1-1 draw, but they owe that more to their goal keeper Ben Foster (who won't be able to recreate that match ever again). If history shows anything, this match will be a Liverpool win or a low scoring draw which are the two best things that a goalkeeper can get in a match. He is the ONLY keeper to get this weekend.
Héctor Bellerín (D): Arsenal F.C. - 5,300
Héctor Bellerín and Arsenal are coming off a dominant 6-0 win in The Champions League against Ludogorets. Now they get a visit from Middlesbrough and Bellerin is going to have a great match. As we saw how poorly they did against Son Heung-min, the Boro defense doesn't do well with speed and Bellerin has that in bunches. With the speed he brings, and Ozil and Sanchez on form Arsenal will win, and Bellerin will be a big reason why.
Jermain Defoe (F): Sunderland - 7,400
Sunderland goes to London to face West Ham who are coming off there first win in what feels like ages. Even though they won 1-0, West Ham is still a poor side and someone like Defoe can easily take advantage of that. The Reason he is my striker for this weekend is that he isn't overly expensive and in his career he has DESTROYED West Ham (Especially when at Tottenham). You need to draft Defoe this weekend.
Tomorrow we will have our Premier League Parlay as we try to keep the momentum going as we won big bucks in our Champions League Parlay. Thank you for the support and let's keeping growing and of course, keep winning.