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Stats Launching New Projections Product For Daily Fantasy Sports

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 03 / 15

Stats LLC today said it has created a new projections product designed specifically for daily fantasy sports. Tied to scoring and player values for market leaders FanDuel and DraftKings, the Stats daily fantasy projections will be available for the NFL, NBA, NHL, soccer, and college basketball ...

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