Justin Freeman

Justin is a key NFL DFS contributor and leads our NumberBet product as well as NFL projections here at NumberBall. Prior to joining the NumberBall team, Justin was an NFL analyst at numberFire.com and focused on league-wide trends and player projections. Justin got into football writing following his four-year collegiate career as an offensive lineman at Duke University, where he led the team to an impressive 6-41 record over his career as a self-proclaimed Scout Team All-American.

After his playing career, Justin joined the coaching staff at Duke and then East Carolina University. Throughout his playing and coaching career, Justin worked with several prominent head coaches in college and professional football including Bill O’Brien of the Houston Texans, Lincoln Riley of The University of Oklahoma, David Cutcliffe of Duke University, and Skip Holtz of Louisiana Tech University. Justin’s passion for analytical football is evident in his writing and weekly slate breakdowns.

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The Rundown: XFL Week Five

It’s rundown time boys and girls – and if you’re following me on Twitter you’ll know we are coming off a super successful week four! All the pieces fell into place and the stars-and-scrubs strategy was a banger (unless your star was Cam Phillips of course). As we seek out bargain bin value at the […]

The Rundown: XFL Week Four

It’s Rundown time, boys and girls – and we are coming off a late-breaking news Sunday afternoon that opened up a lot of opportunity for those who were paying attention. Just before kickoff of the LA/DC game, Saeed Blacknall and Elijah Hood were unexpectedly declared out. This serves as a fair reminder that in an […]

The Rundown: XFL Week Three

It’s Rundown time, boys and girls – and we are coming off an efficient DFS week where the market corrected in a major way. The winner of the DraftKings $10 Saturday Special (41k entries) was only 4.0 points shy of the optimal lineup. By comparison, the week prior’s champ was 23.0 points short. And as […]

The Rundown: XFL Week Two

It’s Rundown time, boys and girls – and we have a lot to unpack after a week of live XFL action. As we dive into the data, it’ll be important for us to adjust expectations in accordance with what we’ve seen. What we must also be cognizant of is a temptation to OVER-adjust. So, while […]

The Runback: Recapping XFL Week One

I don’t want to hold a coronation too quickly but the XFL couldn’t have asked for a much better opening weekend of action. The television coverage was fantastic – stadium attendance was great – TV viewership was even better. The fans even enjoyed the rule changes which added excitement without feeling overly gimmicky. In DFS, […]