XN Sports http://xnsports.com Sports News, Stats, Opinion, Daily Fantasy advice and more. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:35:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 60006244 Coming to Terms with the Passing of Jose Fernandez http://xnsports.com/2016/09/26/coming-terms-passing-jose-fernandez/ http://xnsports.com/2016/09/26/coming-terms-passing-jose-fernandez/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:35:29 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65702 Live for any length of time and tragedy is sure to follow. This is just a fact of life. Usually, though, there is a natural order of things. First, it is grandparents, or great-grandparents, or a friend’s grandparents, then parents or a friend’s parents, and so on. This natural order helps, in a way. It

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DFS Plays: NFL Week 3 DFS Game-by-Game Analysis http://xnsports.com/2016/09/23/dfs-plays-nfl-week-3-daily-fantasy-football/ http://xnsports.com/2016/09/23/dfs-plays-nfl-week-3-daily-fantasy-football/#respond Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:03:51 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65694 One of the focal points of Week 3’s NFL picks column was the misalignment between a team’s record and its actual on-field play. The theme is enhanced when carrying it into fantasy football analysis, as the league’s respective rankings fail to consider each team’s strength of opponent. Baltimore has, statistically, an incredible defense. That is, until we

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Fantasy Football Rankings Week 3 http://xnsports.com/2016/09/23/fantasy-football-rankings-week-3-2/ http://xnsports.com/2016/09/23/fantasy-football-rankings-week-3-2/#respond Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:58:10 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65692 2016 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings Featured Image Credit: By Pantherfan11 [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Week 3 NFL Picks Against the Point Spread http://xnsports.com/2016/09/21/week-3-nfl-picks-against-point-spread/ http://xnsports.com/2016/09/21/week-3-nfl-picks-against-point-spread/#respond Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:33:32 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65680 Each week, we look for opportunities to buy or sell teams based on misaligned NFL point spreads. Until each team completes more games, however, the task remains challenging. That is, if we only focus on the records of the teams competing head-to-head. [Sign Up For Sporfolio To Get More NFL Picks Against The Point Spread]

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NFL Week 3 DFS Plays for FanDuel and DraftKings http://xnsports.com/2016/09/21/nfl-week-3-dfs-plays-for-fanduel-and-draftkings/ http://xnsports.com/2016/09/21/nfl-week-3-dfs-plays-for-fanduel-and-draftkings/#respond Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:50:07 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65675 Boom! Week 2 was a great week for me with a lot of my calls coming through. Jacob Tamme went off, who I touted on twitter and FanVice Live and the NO vs NYG game hit the under, as I saw it as a less optimal fantasy game in general than the field. We are

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Baseball Picks & Predictions : Expert Baseball Picks http://xnsports.com/2016/09/19/baseball-picks-predictions-expert-baseball-picks/ http://xnsports.com/2016/09/19/baseball-picks-predictions-expert-baseball-picks/#respond Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:48:24 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65672 World Series Predictions David Ortiz’s decorated 20-year career is slowly winding down, but Big Papi may get the chance to leave the majors in style this fall. The 40-year-old, who at the beginning of the season announced that the 2016 campaign would be his last, is having a career year and is one of the

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The Leftorium: Best Left-Handed Hitters vs Southpaws http://xnsports.com/2016/09/16/leftorium-best-left-handed-hitters-vs-southpaws/ http://xnsports.com/2016/09/16/leftorium-best-left-handed-hitters-vs-southpaws/#respond Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:28:44 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65666 In this episode, we talked about the best left-handed hitters vs left-handed pitching of the 2016 Major League Baseball season and why it’s important to highlight these baseball players in a world where platoon systems appear to be the popular trend. We also took a look at hitters who have posted the highest Opposite Field

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DFS Plays: NFL Week 2 DFS Game-by-Game Analysis http://xnsports.com/2016/09/16/dfs-plays-nfl-week-2-daily-fantasy-football/ http://xnsports.com/2016/09/16/dfs-plays-nfl-week-2-daily-fantasy-football/#respond Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:19:14 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65658 Still only sixty minutes into the 2016 season, our Week 2 NFL DFS plays are forced to rely on a combination of last year’s statistics – and game plan – and conclusions drawn from Opening Week. Thankfully, most coaches maintained their respective style of play, allowing the games to proceed generally as expected. Sporfolio’s NFL

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Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Week 2 http://xnsports.com/2016/09/15/fantasy-football-player-rankings-week-2-2/ http://xnsports.com/2016/09/15/fantasy-football-player-rankings-week-2-2/#respond Fri, 16 Sep 2016 02:43:13 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65654   Featured Image Credit: By original: Mike Morbeckderivative: Diddykong1130 (Aaron Rodgers) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Schedule and Storylines http://xnsports.com/2016/09/15/2016-world-cup-hockey-schedule-storylines/ http://xnsports.com/2016/09/15/2016-world-cup-hockey-schedule-storylines/#respond Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:38:54 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65651 Featured Image Credit: By Lisa Gansky (Flickr: IMG_3214) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Infographic provided to XN Sports by Tucker Hockey

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