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NFL Offseason on PredictionStrike: Disaster Becomes Opportunity

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It's started to heat up around these parts in Kansas the past couple of weeks, which sadly means we're about to enter the reality that is baseball season…and baseball season only. My grandfather was a huge baseball fan, so much so that he used to enroll me in baseball. I cherished the time with my grandfather but found the baseball side of things…disastrous. So let’s talk NFL! With the NFL storylines no longer writing themselves this offseason, I thought back to my disastrous baseball days and thought perhaps we should invest in some players who could benefit from "disaster." Imagine being drafted to a team whose franchise quarterback was coming off of one of their worst seasons as a pro. However, after said season that same player went on to win two straight MVP awards, guiding that team to consecutive 13-win seasons. Jordan Love ($0.95) perhaps has had one of the more odd draft stories I can remember in recent years. Coming out of Utah State, Love was highly

NFL Offseason on PredictionStrike: So - what's next?

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The dust has settled and the best part of the off-season is now history. With the draft being over smokescreen season is now ready to become a part of the past, but capturing post draft value is now the game. One name I’m going to pound the table for is Darrell Henderson ($1.17). Through the first 9 games of the season last year Henderson was on a tear. The Rams gave Henderson the rock 15 times per game over those first 8 games, allowing Henderson to average 4 or more yards per carry in 6 of them. In 5 of those 8 weeks Henderson had 3 or more targets in the passing game, scoring at least one touchdown, and scored 14 or more fantasy points. Shortly after, Henderson suffered injury and Sony Michel ($0.93) came off the bench to help. Henderson, while nursing his injury, split time with Michel over the final weeks. However, with Sony Michel now off to Miami, it’s back to Cam Akers ($4.53) and Darrell Henderson leading this backfield. Throughout the playoffs Akers looked like he wa

NFL Offseason on PredictionStrike: Deebo News, Draft Updates, and Darren Waller!

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The draft is quickly approaching, and the smokescreens are abundant. This week I'm here to break down the latest news and notes to help get your NFL fix before we head into the dead period. The biggest news of the week is Deebo Samuel ($4.50) and his demand to be traded. This has become quite the trend this off-season, and I have no doubts that Deebo Samuel will end up being the next in a long line of receivers who are on the move this off-season. The rumor mill has been extremely active linking Deebo to the New York Jets and that makes tons of sense, but I ultimately don't believe that's the landing spot. If you follow me on Twitter (@Dynastymad ) the cat is probably out of the bag as last week I labeled Deebo a " knee cap biter " who fits perfectly within the locker room Detroit is trying to build. Over the last year, we've seen Deebo put San Francisco on his back, and carry them to the NFC championship. With the versatility to become a running back,

NBA Playoffs | Insider Trading | From PredictionStrike & Alex True

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Good morning, everyone! Welcome to another exciting weekend of PredictionStrike action! We have a weekend full of MLB, which I know you are all excited for, along with a UFC card that has much to be desired, in my own opinion. Don’t get me wrong, I like Belal Muhammed ($3.56) as much as the next guy, but you need someone with a little more name cache for me to write an entire article about. So the question becomes, what sport has enough buzz to write an article about? The NBA playoffs, of course! The last of the play-in games commenced last night, so the playoff bracket is finally set. If you remember correctly, I predicted the Bulls to win the finals this season in the pre-season predictions, but something tells me I might be wrong. I get at least half credit for them getting this far, in my opinion. If you are a PredictionStrike veteran, you know the NBA playoff season hits different. The studs who have been boosting the portfolio all year long are just now kicking it into high ge

NFL Offseason on PredictionStrike

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We've finally hit that point in the off-season where the league has slowed down. The news cycle over the last two weeks hasn't quite lived up to the past month, but that doesn't mean that there isn't still news that we can dissect and glean from the latest happenings in the NFL. The most notable move in the NFL from the past two weeks was the New Orleans Saints swapping picks with the Philadelphia Eagles netting them an additional first-round selection. Many have speculated that this move was made with an eye towards the quarterback position, spelling trouble for Jameis Winston ($6.36), but I tend not to believe that. The reason being is that if the Saints were trying to swing a trade to move up and select a signal-caller they would simply make that move on draft night while seeing how the board progresses. They gave up quite a bit of draft ammunition to make this move, and they would've given up similar resources to make the move up come draft night. That b

PredictionStrike's Blue Chips & Penny Stocks: UFC 273!

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Happy Saturday fight fans, and welcome to a UFC centric article. After eight straight weeks of UFC action, we finally had a break last week. It gave us a chance to take a deep breath, and prepare ourselves for what should be an epic card tonight with UFC 273. This week has a little something for everyone, including baseball opening Weekend, final days of the NBA season, NFL offseason transactions, or, my personal favorite, the Masters. No wonder it feels like the UFC card has been somewhat slept on. But one thing I can promise you, it will not disappoint. Not only do we have two title fights headlining the card, but we FINALLY have PredictionStrike favorite Khamzat Chimaev (+11%, $10.61) entering the octagon facing his toughest opponent to date, Gilbert Burns (+.5%, $4.56). I for one am very excited for this card, and I hope this short article gets you in the fighting mood too. I plan on keeping it short, because Tiger is most likely on the front nine by the time you are reading th

Baseball on PredictionStrike: How it Works

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How baseball investing works: At the highest level, baseball investing works just like our other sports. Player prices move based on: Supply and demand and Performance relative to expectations. Baseball is very different from basketball and football, so we decided to improve the pricing formula to help PredictionStrike users. The most common outcome for a batter in baseball is – by far – to get zero fantasy points. When we tested our original pricing formula against historical data, too many players lost value over the 162-game season. We had to do something to prevent that. We found a combination of ideas that worked perfectly against historical data: reduced fantasy projections, loss limits, and non-linear price movement. I know that sounds like a lot, but we will explain here! On reduced fantasy projections: We decided to artificially lower fantasy point expectations for players. So, what does this look like in the PredictionStrike app? If your baseball player was p

PredictionStrike's BCPS First MLB Edition!

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Good morning PredictionStrike family, and welcome to a very important rendition of Blue Chips and Penny Stocks! Today has been circled on the calendar for a lot of us, and the wait is finally over. Grab your peanuts, grab your cracker jacks, and get ready to make that portfolio green all summer long, because today is Opening Day in the MLB! I have been waiting a long time to say that, and you can only begin to imagine how excited I am to finally get some major leaguers in the portfolio. The lockout earlier this Spring scared us all, but we are primed and ready to roll out the next big money maker in the PredictionStrike arsenal. Now, some of you might be hesitant to invest in baseball players right away because of your limited knowledge of the sport, and that's totally ok! Today’s article will simply be an introduction to some of the players to keep an eye on, and as the season progresses, we can pinpoint some plays like we do for the NFL and NBA. One thing that I have noticed

The NFL Madness Continues

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Wow, this off-season has turned into a writer's dream, giving us plenty of storylines with little creativity needed! After the first run of free agency, I was gifted even more over the last two weeks! The latest bombshell we’ve seen has been that Tyreek Hill ($9.36) is headed southeast to the Miami Dolphins. This is a move that is a head-scratcher in terms of destination, but not the fact that he's traded. It always felt as though Tyreek would be on the move this off-season as he was entering the final year of his deal. He and the Chiefs have had numerous discussions the previous seasons restructuring his deal, and Tyreek avoided this every time. Part of me feels as though he didn't want to be in Kansas City as he was asked to be away from the team during the 2019 incident with his family. Nonetheless, this hurts Tyreeks' long-term potential in my eyes. Tua Tagovailoa ($3.44) is not Patrick Mahomes ($17.46) by any metric, and I'll expect to see more gadget