Going “Wild” in Ohio Derby

The Ohio Derby is set to be run at Thistledown (a track on the outskirts of Cleveland) this Saturday, and the historic race drew a field of 10. The Ohio Derby is not graded, but it carries a lucrative purse of $500,000. Jockeys like Javier Castellano and John Velazquez will be making the trip for…

Jockey Spotlight: Gary Stevens

When Gary Stevens announced his retirement in 2005, no one could have guessed that a decade later he would be back in the saddle and riding at the highest level in the sport, but that’s exactly what’s happened. Stevens launched his comeback in 2013 and has won two Breeders’ Cup races and a Kentucky Derby…

EURO June 23rd

One of the challenges of selecting Cristiano Ronaldo and his $13,880 price tag is building around him since he essentially counts as two people with his salary. Yet in the final set of group matches at the Euro Championships, help in picking a DFS lineup for FanXT comes from an unlikely source: Italy. The Azzurri…

These picks cover the matches for June 21, using a 4-4-2 formation and salary cap of $90,000 as part of Fan XT’s Daily Fantasy rules for the European Championships.

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech, Czech Republic ($7,750). There are a pair of quality options among the eight keepers in Cech and Poland’s Lukasz Fabianski, who is slightly lower priced at $7,340. Both are facing winless and scoreless teams in Turkey and Ukraine, respectively, but given the Turks have put only two shots on goal in two…

Paying the Price for Messi for the Copa America Quarterfinals

When you select the best player in the world, sacrifices have to be made. That’s the quandary FanXT DFS players face for Sunday’s quarterfinal matchups in the Copa America as Argentina faces Venezuela in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and Chile faces Mexico in Santa Clara, California. Messi is the most expensive player in the Copa field, and…

Can Eagle soar past Effinex in the Stephen Foster?

Grade I glory is on the line in the Stephen Foster Handicap this Saturday at Churchill Downs! A field of seven, led by even-money favorite #3 EFFINEX, is set to go a mile and an eighth on the main oval in one of the premier events for older horses on the calendar. It’ll go as…