I’m just gonna file this one under the “Wait… what?” category.
Not since ESPN foisted an unknown “insider” by the name of “Fred Edelstein” on us viewers, have a I seen a head scratcher like this. Who is this woman, and why should I listen to her advice on Daily Fantasy?
Well… we know the following about her… I mean, we are TOLD the following about her. Who really knows, right?
1. She got an MBA in finance from Northwestern.
2. She has “startup”, “private equity” and “NFL finance” experience.
3. Her DraftKings screen name is “Cynthia94.”
She’s also very fit, blonde, and rocks a mean set of high heels when they roll her out for the 2-shot with Hannah Storm.
I watched this spot from last week a few times now, and…
1. She calls Arian Foster “Adrian”… and Hannah verbally decapitates her on the play, like a safety coming over the middle.
2. On Davonte Freeman, he “may not have that explosive fantasy points, but he’s going to be a great pick again this weekend.” Wait… what?
3. Apparently 18 MPH wind is when it “negatively affects” QB play. Ms. Frelund says.. “like 17.4 ish… so round up to 18… so be conservative and look for 15.” Wait… what?
4. Maybe you can be sneaky “at the end” and pick a RB if it looks like “it’s going to clear up”. Okay, I’m hopelessly lost. Sorry, Cyn! Can you say that one more time?
So can I ask: What algorithms does Ms. Frelund use for her “predictive analytics” on Daily Fantasy football? Are they published anywhere? Proprietary?
Why do I need to know her Draft Kings screen name? Am I supposed to follow her games on Daily Fantasy? Root for her? Root against her?
If one time I paid for a NFL Shop replica Redskins jersey with my credit card, does that TOO make me “experienced” in “NFL finance?”
So, so, soooo many questions.
At least Fred Edelstein once upon a long time ago broke the story of unknown position coach Andy Reid getting the Eagles head coaching job.
That is, before he went to jail for fraud.
ESPN is very difficult to watch now. Sportcenter doesn’t actually show highlights, they flash around from one “expert” and form jock to another and talk about what happened, instead of showing us what happened. They give merit to fantasy experts based on reasons i cant quite explain, because you never know what these experts pick.
And this may be a dumb question a few days early, are they in bed with Fan Duel and Draft Kings as well as the NFL and some individual teams.. For all the ads on there they have to be…….
she maybe blonde but i miss Rachel Nichols and my redheads first Then Cassidy and Dana next with sultry black hair second then i miss Hannah and Wendi with there brunette hair third followed by the blondes last
Weak sauce, czabe. Trolling a questionable ESPN source? That’s fishing in a small pond. You are better than that.
She seemed nervous, like its her first time on television. She was t constantly witching her hands or legs, and never once looked at the camera. However a nice break from Michael Irvin, and the rest of the boys who are “keeping it 100”.
this stuff has become a joke.
like I need some bimbo, former jock, or lifelong nerd (looking at you Mathew Berry) to tell me to start my players against the Saints D and sit my players against Seattle’s D.
I can’t believe these people are making a living on this mockery.
on a side note this chick has got a face only a mother could love. Yikes!
Face like a foot.
Inner dialogue every time I see a post like this:
Why the hell would he watch this crap…oh, he does a sports talk show…guess it actually takes a little work and prep to fill that many hours a week of sports talk.
What a stumbling buffoon, she is! She forgot to mention RB’s on synthetic turf filled with SBR vs those filled with the new gen infill….a whopping 1.8 fantasy points per game better, but only on Thursday nights in October. ESPN continues to fall down the credibility ladder with head banging thuds.
Natron M. Bidness
If an alien race was to sneak in and be jealous of human fame, infiltrate a major broadcast organization, and place a humanized version of themselves on TV……well, this chick may be that.
She seems very nervous, and you can tell because she stumbles over Arien Fosters name, she can’t keep her hands from fidgeting, and she NEVER once looks into the camera. Anyone who has been on camera for the first time can relate. I say give her another chance. Besides its better than Irvin and Deion “keeping it real”.
I’ll bet she’s popular at 2am.
She’s got the best legs in the business. Who cares if her face is average. With a body and legs like that, she’s wife material.
Why detail her mistakes and tear her apart like that? She was new at ESPN and probably was nervous, understandably. Now she’s doing a great job on NFL Network, always poised and confident. More importantly, this woman is brilliant. I assure you she knows more about fantasy football than you or anyone else here posting insulting and bigoted comments.
Really, you deleted my comment? Weak.
Cynthia Frelund is a complete fraud… period. She is a perfect example of a network trying to pay modern politics and promote a woman as an expert in something that is dominated by men.
Has anyone actually tracked her picks, you know the ones that get aired on nfl network…??? Well, guess what, I have!!!! The past 4 weeks, her picks for 1) winner/loser and 2) player points and td’s are a whopping 5 wins and 7 losses!!! Does this resemble the ‘94% winner’ she was introduced as and is repeated touted as??!!!???
She is a complete fraud. One piece of advice regarding her picks – GO AGAINST IF YOU WANT TO WIN OR MAKE MONEY.
Thanks Cynthia for providing everyone a way to excel at Fantasy sports, just listen to your advice and then go opposite… dumbass, incapable, pathetic example of how ‘anyone can do anything nowadays…’, right… complete bs…