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.