MY Week 14 DraftKings Top 5 QB/WR Combos

The ticket winners have been selected already and I hope those tickets make you guys some big money this week! But in case you missed my top 5 QB/WR combos for the week here’s the link :)


Good luck to everyone in week 14!
xo- Pilar

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Week 14 NFL Thursday night picks

Looks like I am starting this week off right. It was a much closer game than I thought but in the end Arizona wins 23/ 20 over the Vikings!

Happy football!


2015 Billabong Pipe Masters Surf-Stats

2015 Billabong Pipe Masters

The guys over at are back in action with some great projections and analysis for the Pipe Masters.  It kicks off this Tuesday so definitely check it out before lineups lock!  They have research tools and advice for WSL Fantasy Surfing,  Fantasy Surfer and Fantasurf.  

It looks like Jordy Smith will  be surfing the event, but as they outline, he hasn’t come back strong.   Matt Banting and Freddy Patacchia Jr. are officially out as well, but Bruce Irons is in the lineup!  Who’s hot and who’s not?  Head over to Surf-Stats and find out. 


Pipeline_HumpbacksThe 2015 World Title race comes down to the wire at the final event and the forecast is calling for cooperative winds and double to triple overhead swell – get excited.  There’s a lot of drama waiting to unfold and more World Title scenarios than you can shake a stick at.  Go ahead and get your beak wet over at – surfing is a great way to strengthen your prowess as an omniscient fantasy guru on the ground floor.

If you’re new to Fantasy Surfing, come join us in our World Surf League Fantasy group:  Surf-Stats Clubhouse for the Men’s Championship Tour – Password = fantasy.

It’s fun, free and a great place to learn.  Then kick back and watch your teams in action at the Billabong Pipe Masters this Tuesday, December 8 live from North Shore Oahu (live feed at 

There’s more a more in-depth article at Surf-Stats in our Pipe Masters Fantasy Outlook, but here’s our picks for CT #11 based on our Premium Projections (Projected Average Heat Score / Projected Points):


  • Gabriel Medina:                13.47 / 73.97
  • Italo Ferreira:                    11.23 / 62.08
  • Jeremy Flores:                   12.17 / 69.22


  • John John Florence:       13.35 / 93.15
  • Nat Young:                        13.49 / 53.5
  • Kai Otton:                          11.91 / 39.94
  • Kelly Slater:                       11.5 / 65.06


  • Bruce Irons:                      11.49 / 36.39
  • Any Wildcard entry – there’s just not much talent down low this time around.

Our Premium Projection model gives Gabriel Medina the win over Owen Wright,  Mick Fanning and Julian Wilson, but there’s far more data where that came from.

For more stats, research and analysis you can check out or follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and even get on the Newsletter.  We’re a great resource, especially once you start playing for cash prizes on

 And don’t miss the exciting Big Wave Tour live on Sunday December 6 – Pe’ahi Maui is expecting 35′-45′ waves for its paddle-in-only contest.  Guaranteed excitement. 

Catch You In The Lineup,


My Fantasy Thoughts on The OHL Classic

The 2015 OHL CLASSIC at MAYAKOBA is set to take place this Thursday, November 12th, at El Camaleon Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico. El Camaleon Mayakoba is a Greg Norman designed course set on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Par 70, 6,987 yards. And if you are a believer in trends and superstitions then it’s going to be really tough for you to not spend big money on Patton Kazzier or Patrick Rodgers this week.  The first five tournaments of the 2015-16 season have each been won by a first-time winner. So keep your eyes on Patton, Patrick and even Brett Stegmaier to see if either of these players looking for their first win will be the next, first -time winner of the season.

Unfortunately budgets won’t allow you to set a wining lining up with both Patton Kazzier and Patrick Rodgers. So here are my thoughts on the two players looking for their first win and who could pay off for you in fantasy.

Patton Kazzier:  Patton has 2 top-5 finishes in his first two starts as a full-time PGA TOUR member and in a serious hunt for his first win. He’s come so close to the win that his hot streak is looking really appealing right now. Patton should do well and at worse finish in the top 10 but at such a high price tag that is a big risk for fantasy owners. You play Patton this week only if you feel he takes it all.

Patrick Rodgers:  In his first three starts to the season Patrick tied for sixth at the Open, and then ended up with two more top-20 finishes. Here is my concern since we are talking about patterns, Patrick has finished T4, then T13 and in his last tournament he finished T20. Last weekend was also the first time he was over par in a round. If we can at least see the Patrick Rodgers, who isn’t going over par, that we were used to seeing he’s going to rack up the fantasy points even if he doesn’t win.

Matt Kuchar and Brendan Steele are two other players to keep an eye on at the OHL Classic. Personally I like Matt Kuchar this week. He’s got six top 10 finishes in his last 10 starts. I think he could win the whole thing.

If you are new to fantasy golf, I suggest you run to your favorite Daily Fantasy Sports site and give it a try. You may find yourself with a new guilty pleasure. Tournaments start as low as 3 bucks. And if Fantasy Golf is not your thing I will share a little fun video my friends at GolfStream put together of some of my clutch moments, after drinking way too much wonderful wine and enjoying some really great food at their headquarters.

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My DKTV Wk 9 QB/WR Combos

Congrats to @LVSDFS @ColinUntiedt @t00nch1 @BLATACH and @CVittetoe for winning this weeks @DraftKings Millionaire Maker ticket giveaway. While the contest is over be sure to check out my video and see which QB/ Receiver combo I like going into week 9’s match-ups.

Good luck to everyone this week!


My Week 9 Picks

Good morning my fellow football lovin’ friends!

Here are my week 9 picks. Hope you all enjoy the clips. Be sure to share your thoughts with me, you know I love to hear from you! Who is your favorite team? Or let me know who you think will pull off this weeks biggest upset.

Happy football!

xoxo – Pilar


Women’s Maui Pro Surf-Stats Analysis

My friends over at provide great fantasy surfing analysis and research tools.  Check it out if you’re into the surf niche.  A quick update on Laura Enever’s dislocated shoulder:  She’s moved into Probable status, so it looks like she will be surfing the event.  The only thing I wouldn’t recommend is having her on your team either way…


The Roxy Pro France saw yet another exchange of the Gold Jersey from Courtney Conlogue back to Carissa Moore. Tyler Wright finally found some form with an event win, leapfrogging Bianca Buitendag and Johanne Defay to land in 5th, while Stephanie Gilmore dropped to 12th in her CT return.

Our Tier B Lock pick, Tatiana Weston-Webb, took second for the event, but flat out won in fantasy.  She crushed the field for 112.7 points! That’s +8.66 over Tyler Wright (104.04) and worthy of a pat on our back. Hopefully you steered clear of Lakey Peterson (22.03) and Stephanie Gilmore (53.44) due to the risks we outlined, and our Sleeper Johanne Defay did some damage (76.17) at 9% started.

We’re headed to Hawaii in a close race between the top two. Regardless of what you’ve read, this is a two-lady bout between Moore (59,500 points) and Conlogue (58,600). With only 900 points separating them, there are a few scenarios that can unfold to determine the Title.

Carissa Moore Wins IF:

  • Moore makes the Final
  • Moore makes the SF and Conlogue doesn’t win the event
  • Conlogue doesn’t make the SF

Courtney Conlogue Wins IF:

  • Conlogue makes the SF and Moore doesn’t make the QF
  • Conlogue wins event and Moore loses the SF or earlier

*A surf-off will determine the Title Champion if Moore fails to make the QF and Conlogue loses in the Finals. Now that’d be something.

On deck is Honolua Bay on the island of Maui, Hawaii.  This is a point break over reef that offers a solid 6-8′ right-hand wall during an average November.  It will best suit surfers with a good AHS in right, point-break conditions in the overhead range;  versatility won’t play a factor.  All things considered, the Target Maui Pro lines up well for both Title candidates – Moore and Conlogue – already two of the most competitive surfers on tour. Each will likely put up solid points, so taking the WSL Fantasy win won’t hinder on Tier A. More than ever this year, your Tier B squad will make or break your team.

If you’re new to Fantasy Surfing, come join us in our World Surf League Fantasy group:  Surf-Stats Clubhouse for Women’s Fantasy (and here for Men’s) – Password = fantasy.

It’s fun, free and a great place to learn.  Then kick back and watch your teams in action at the Target Maui Pro on 21 November and the Billabong Pipe Masters on 8 December.

There’s more a more in-depth article at Surf-Stats in our Maui Fantasy Outlook, but here’s our picks for CT #10:

  • Carissa Moore
  • Tyler Wright
  • Tatiana Weston-Webb
  • Dimity Stoyle

For more stats, research and analysis you can check out or follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and even get on the Newsletter.  We’re a great resource, especially once you start playing for cash prizes on


Catch You In The Lineup,


Week 9 Waiver Wire Wednesday WR Edition

To continue adding to our fantasy football problem fantasy, owners lost a couple key wide receivers in week 8. So lets see what is still left on the waiver wire to get you through week 9.


Keenan Allen (SD) has been place on the Reserved/Injured List after undergoing kidney surgery. This was a hard blow to fantasy owners.

Steve Smith (BAL) suffered a season ending Achilles tendon tear in last weeks game against the Chargers. While Smith is now considering not retiring this year and returning next season, fantasy owners are out to work the waiver wires for a 2015 season long replacement.

Ricardo Lockette (SEA) It was heart wrenching to see Lockette leaving Week 8’s game against the Dallas Cowboys strapped to a stretcher with a neck injury. Head coach Pete Carroll said “there’s no way” that Lockette returns this season. While this may not have impacted many fantasy players we do hope this is not a careen ending injury and wish him a speedy and full recovery.

Kendall Wright (TEN) We think sprained his left MCL He said it feels “horrible” well while Wright was a flex option to many this is bye week plug and play option many were depending on. We’ll stay up to date on this injury closer to game day but it is best to have a back up option on your bench.

John Brown (ARI) crushed fantasy owners in Week 8 against the Cleveland Browns because he was active, so fantasy owners started him, but he never saw any time on the field. Brown has a bye week so hopefully it will give him the rest he needs to be able to get back on the field and see some action as he was beginning to lead in team in receiving yards.

So that I have reminded everyone of our painful fantasy problems. Lets take a look at WR WAIVER WIRE TARGETS

Michael Floyd (ARI) I don’t expect Michael Floyd to be available in many leagues and if he is snag him up.The only reason he may still be out there is because fantasy owners tend to drop players like him to get through a bye week thinking no one will snag if they aren’t playing this week. If you can make room for him and he is out there pick him up. We aren’t 100% sure John Brown returns in week 10 healthy, and still, we have seen Michael Floyd put up numbers for fantasy owners in the last three games.

Michael Crabtree (OAK) Another player who I don’t expect to be available in many leagues but still out there in a few. Crabtree has been had a couple great games in a row. Last week Amari Cooper had to be well covered so Crabtree was left to have the opportunity to have a great game and he did. With the way the Raiders are spreading around the ball Crabtree has a solid WR2 upside to him against Pittsburgh this week.

Kamar Aiken (BAL) Now we are getting to players who you can still find on waivers. With Steve Smith is out for the year, this leaves Aiken to step into the #1 wide receiver role. Aiken should be able to put up WR3/Flex role and by default get targets and receptions from Joe Flacco. He is the best option on waivers this week as he will the volume, so I would spend 30-40% of your budget if you are desperate for a WR.

Malcom Floyd (SD) San Diego not only suffered the loss of Keenan Allen for the season, it also looks like Ladarius Green may be out for a while. Malcom Floyd is really the only fully healthy receiver. Last week he took advantage of the injuries against the Ravens poor secondary. Until Phillip Rivers get some health back to his targets, Floyd now has a glimpse of fantasy value.

Marques Colston (NO) before we get crazy about Colston he was one of the many Saints receivers who benefited from the Giants terrible defense. He is more of a depth to your roster option and I wouldn’t pay more than 15% of your waiver wire money for him. He has a great match-up against the Titans this week but as for a season long option he may not be your long term solution.

I know there isn’t much out there on the waiver wires and I can sit here and plug in a bunch of names of players that we wish we could still find but honestly this a realistic approach of what is still out there. Good luck this week and please don’t forget to set your waiver wire picks tonight!

Week 9 Waiver Wire Wednesday RB Edition

Because I don’t have an expensive sports package yet to get you professional player images this is what will have to work for now. LOL!
DeAngelo Williams at the Playboy Indianapolis Super Bowl party with Jamie Edmondson and yours truly, Fantasy Sports Mate, Pilar Lastra. Photo credit: probably a random party goer that used my phone.

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Oh boy, there were some giant injuries in the NFL during the week 8 match-ups that have all of us fantasy owners throwing our hands up in what feels like our fantasy season is over. Well my friends hang in there, this is when working the waiver wire is the most important. So lets take a look at the major injuries to your fantasy studs and go over a few options still available on the waiver wire. In no particular order of crucial importance to your fantasy season of course…


LeVeon Bell (PIT) suffered a torn ACL in week 8, and has been place on Reserved/Injured List. Ok I lied I am putting these in order from really bad news to bad news for fantasy owners. Bell owners drafted him and had a back up in place while he was suspended at the start of the season, but now about 50% of fantasy players have dropped DeAngelo Williams or who ever you had backing up Bell to make room for all the other injuries suffered so far this season.

Joseph Randle (DAL) Released! While I guess we could have seen something was up here, the fact that Dallas didn’t even trade him is bad news for fantasy owners, as he may have a hard time finding a joby job somewhere else. I mean, Vernon Davis got traded this week, I feel like someone like the 49ers struggling for a healthy RB could have taken a chance on him. Randle came into the season with very high expectations from fantasy owners without ever really showing us much in the past. Randle has had a few good games but overall hasn’t been consistently great, and his personal issues haven’t helped him either. My heart breaks for anyone who drafted him high this season.

Matt Forte (CHI) Suffered a knee sprain in week 8 and while all fantasy owners gasped for air, the good news is he may not be out that long. He may even be able to play Monday night against the Chargers.

Other notable injuries for those of you playing in deeper leagues:

Reggie Bush (SF) Placed on Reserved/Injured List and is out for the year. Reggie had surgery on his torn MCL Tuesday November 3rd.

So now for your replacement targets and waiver wire options. I wouldn’t spend more than 20-25% on these players unless you are bidding on DeAngelo Williams then you are allowed to bid high. Like almost all that you still have high!

DeAngelo Williams (PIT) Williams was a stud getting the job done in Pittsburgh during LeVeon Bell’s suspension. He is available in a lot of leagues now and many previous fantasy owners are kicking themselves for letting him go and not keeping him as a handcuff. He is going to be heavily sought after and there maybe a bidding war on him so before trying to pinch your pennies know he is worth the high price tag.

Pierre Thomas (SF) because not all of us will get DeAngelo Williams,Thomas was signed by the 49ers. We can probably see Thomas filling in Reggie Bush’s spot and being used in passing downs but with Carlos Hyde’s foot injury we may see more of Thomas than we think. He is a long shot but right about now fantasy owners are playing with slim pickings.

Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) We haven’t seen much of Bradshaw but then again Frank Gore isn’t your fantasy stud either. If you are out of options to chose from Bradshaw may be your last resort before you are just picking up handcuff.

NOTABLE HANDCUFF: because we all learned this season with Jamaal Charles, Arian Foster, LeVeon Bell and the scare of Matt Forte how important it is to have your fantasy RB studs backed up. I wouldn’t recommend spending more than 10% of your waiver wire balance on these players. Unless it’s Tevin Coleman then I’d go for 25% of your budget.

Tevin Coleman (ATL) Devonta Freeman owners don’t even want to hear me say this but should anything happen to Freeman Coleman has a great opportunity to have the type of value that DeAngelo Williams has going into week 9. If Coleman is still on waivers pick him up for a fair price before you are spending every dollar you have trying to snag him in a crisis situation.

Javorius Allen (BAL) Justin Forsett is playing through his ankle injury, but should Forsett goes down or injure his ankle anymore Allen could step in nicely and show some value especially in PPR leagues. He has got power and can catch the ball nicely out of the backfield.

Karlos Williams (BUF) LeSean McCoy is still the starting back but if you are looking to target handcuff Williams looked good earlier this year.

Ok my fellow fantasy football mates, good luck to all y’all on waivers. I’ll be back before the end of the day with your Week 9, Wide Receiver Waiver Wire breakdowns.
Cheers!… wait that sounds too funny coming from a Latina… lets just stick to

My Draft Kings Week 8 QB/WR Combos

All right friends! Here you have it. For those of you who like to pair your QB’s with their star wide receiver, here are my top five favorite combos. Instead of the value plays we tried something a little different hope you enjoy!


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Good luck to all y’all this week!
XO – Pilar