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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We often say that September results are not indicative of what the future holds, considering that September callups help to skew the competition level.  At the same time we’ve seen it before where a late season flourish helps to point towards future success.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at the Top 10 swinging strike rates among hitters over the final month of the season to see if (read more...)

Week 7 Rankings (2018): Top 40 Running Backs
Wed, Oct 17, 2018 Category: FOOTBALL
by Ray Kuhn I’m not going to say that things have settled down around the NFL, or at the running back position in particular, and there’s a new wrinkle thrown into the mix for Week 7. For the first three weeks of byes we were eased into things with just two teams resting each week, but for this week there will be four on the sidelines: Green Bay, Oakland, Seattle and Pittsburgh. To make matters a (read more...)

Dan Quinn on Freeman: “It has been determined that he will need a procedure that will result in us placing him on injured reserve. We are hopeful he will be able to return this season, but we will have a better feel for that in the coming weeks.” — vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) October 16, 2018 Going on the IR means that Freeman will be sidelined for at least 8 weeks, so he won’t be eligible to return (read more...)

Week 7 Rankings (2018): Top 20 Tight Ends
Tue, Oct 16, 2018 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) While the injuries have mounted to the position fantasy owners got a boost in Week 6, with the surprisingly quick return of O.J. Howard as well as Greg Olsen also getting back onto the field.  With Evan Engram also nearing a return and a few other situations evolving, suddenly tight end doesn’t seem like as much of a black hole.  Where should we be focusing for the current week?  Let’s (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) After a monster 2017 debut (.259 with 18 HR and 48 RBI over 50 games) fantasy owners had high expectations for Rhys Hoskins’ 2018 campaign.  While he wasn’t completely useless, it’s easy to dub him as a disappointment as he fell well short of expectations.  Just how far short?  Let’s look at the numbers: 558 At Bats .246 Batting Average (137 Hits) 34 Home Runs 96 RBI 89 Runs 5 Stolen Bases .354 On Base Percentage .496 Slugging (read more...)

Week 7 Rankings (2018): Top 25 Quarterbacks
Tue, Oct 16, 2018 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) For the first time this season owners will have to maneuver around four teams being on bye.  While it doesn’t erase all of the significant talent, being without Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Wilson will obviously have an impact.  Who steps up and is ready to deliver?  Who are the options that fantasy owners should avoid?  Let’s take a look: Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Cincinnati Matt Ryan (read more...)

by Will Overton Another week is nearly in the books with just the Monday Night game to go tonight. Once again the waiver wire material is dominated by the wide receiver position, with teams airing it out more and more. That said, we do still have a couple running backs to break down and a tight end you don’t want to miss out on. Let’s get to work breaking down all the top names of the (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) After a breakout 2017 campaign (.295 with 27 HR and 97 RBI) it was fair to be skeptical about Scooter Gennett entering 2018.  Was it just a lucky campaign?  Was he guaranteed to regress back to the pedestrian numbers he had posted while a member of the Brewers?  The answer to those questions became pretty obvious, as he followed up his breakout with another strong season: 584 At Bats .310 Batting Average (181 (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Cleveland Indians appear to be a never ending stream of intriguing starting pitchers.  When one goes down the next steps up and thrusts his name onto fantasy radars.  While their rotation was hampered by injuries in 2018 the team benefited from the emergence of Shane Bieber, who quickly became a viable fantasy option with seemingly even more upside.  First, let’s look at the actual production: 114.2 IP 11 Wins 4.55 ERA 1.33 WHIP 118 Strikeouts (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It was a disappointing first season in Seattle for Ryon Healy, hitting .235 with 24 HR and 73 RBI over 493 AB.  Things were particularly bad in September, as he was mired in a terrible slump and finished hitting .162 with 0 HR and 8 RBI over 85 PA.  Is it time to write him off?  Is the September swoon a sign of things to come?  Or is there upside (read more...)