Ben Wolbransky

Ben Wolbransky

Ben Wolbransky is a data scientist with a passion for sports analytics. Wolbransky is also a featured writer for BettingPros.

Growing up, Ben loved sports but wasn’t very good at them. Once introduced to the NFLfastR package (formerly NFLscrapr), Ben realized his passion for sport science and began to build projections for fantasy football. 

With the legalization of sports betting in New Jersey, Wolbransky built a successful NFL betting model and would take the subway to New Jersey from his Philadelphia apartment to legally place bets every weekend. Sports betting was legalized in Pennsylvania, but now Wolbransky splits time between PA and Florida, where sports betting has yet to be legalized.

Wolbransky has his Masters of Applied Data Science from the University of Michigan. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, exploring the outdoors with loved ones and playing fetch with his dog TJ.

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Players to Start/Sit in Week 3

Josh Larky goes through each game in Week 3 from a fantasy and game flow perspective, focusing on how to navigate the tough start/sit decisions. He’ll be joined by Ben Wolby so he doesn’t lose his voice.

Betting

Bet Against Ryan Tannehill in Week 3

Without A.J. Brown around to help kickstart this Tennessee Titans offense, Ryan Tannehill has struggled to find his rhythm. Ben Wolbransky goes into detail on why you should bet against the Titans’ quarterback in Week 3.

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Preseason Fantasy Takeaways Week 3

The 2022 NFL preseason has come to an end, and there was much to take away from a fantasy perspective. The 33rd Team’s fantasy staff looks at each Week 3 preseason game and breaks down the top takeaways. Carolina Panthers vs. Buffalo Bills – Ryan Reynolds Baker Mayfield was already named the opening day starter […]

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Fantasy Takeaways From Preseason Week 2

The second week of the 2022 NFL preseason has come to a close. Members of The 33rd Team’s fantasy staff take a look at some of the fantasy football takeaways from Week 2. Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears – Nic Bodiford Seattle’s offensive line had its ups and downs, while Chicago’s just stayed perpetually down. […]

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Preseason Takeaways After Week 1

With the first full week of preseason action now in the books, our fantasy team extracted useful observations from each matchup on the slate. Below you’ll find our preseason takeaways after week 1 of action. New England Patriots vs New York Giants Brian Daboll’s New York Giants are running play-action with a vengeance. An eye […]

Betting

Are Vegas Totals Trustworthy?

To better understand how accurate Vegas’ win total lines were, we collected pre-season lines dating back to 2002 and compared that to how many wins each team actually had. In the below chart, the size of the bubble represents how many teams finished with that total, and the dotted line represents the line of best […]

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Texans’ Davis Mills and Brandin Cooks a Fantasy Tandem to Target

Stacking players in fantasy football is an extreme cheat code. Every point a stack scores is double-dipped, providing boom-or-bust upside. Top duos like Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs or Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce create a correlated stack that provides a higher upside than the individual players alone.   In snake drafts, it can become difficult […]

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