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by Ray Kuhn I know it is not saying much, but right now, we very well may be at the peak of Wayne Ellington’s value. I know that is not saying much for a player who last season averaged the most points in his career – 7.9 per game – but it is true. That is what happens after Kobe Bryant has season ending surgery and the Lakers weren’t exactly the strongest team to begin with. Ellington may (read more...)

Top 5 Catchers 25-Years Old Or Younger
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 Category: BASEBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Looking for a young catcher who can bring value?  They aren’t necessarily easy to find, as many times if a catcher can hit they are shifted off to the position to allow them to stay in the lineup on a regular basis.  That said, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any value to be found (and there are few players coming quickly who can make a significant impact).  Who gets (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) After last season’ closer merry-go-round we all are assuming that there’s going to be significant turnover among closers around the league once again.  Who are the most likely (at least of those that we are expecting to open the season with the gig) to be replaced?  We are going to count down our Top 10 most likely candidates, kicking things off with a pair of Honorable Mentions: Honorable Mention – (read more...)

Jerami Grant is a Name You Need to Know
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 Category: BASKETBALL
by Ray Kuhn The Philadelphia 76ers are the land of opportunity this season. Yes, it is not showing up in the standings, but since when do we care about that in fantasy basketball. Well actually, that is a lie. However, the only standings we care about our own. And while the 76ers are certainly struggling on the court, all is not lost from the fantasy perspective. For the rest of the season, it appears Jerami Grant is going (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It is easy to have become disenchanted with the Indians’ Jason Kipnis, who is obviously coming off a disastrous campaign that saw him hit .240 with 6 HR, 41 RBI, 61 R and 22 SB over 500 AB. It’s not the speed that was a concern, obviously, as he would’ve been on pace for around 30 SB had he been healthy for the entire season. It’s the other numbers that (read more...)

Dynasty League Rankings: Top 15 First Basemen
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 Category: BASEBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) First base is not a position rich with top tier prospects. For as deep of a position as it is, the best options are generally already in the Majors. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t youngsters who could emerge (we’re looking at you Matt Adams), but it’s not a position to go searching in the minors for right now.  That could change, with a few top tier prospects expected to be (read more...)

Mid-season Ranking Update: Top 25 Small Forwards
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 Category: BASKETBALL
by Will Overton While the NBA All-Star break is a few weeks away still and that is widely considered to be the halfway point in the season, we’re actually right about halfway through the season right now. With that in mind we have started up our midseason ranking updates. It’s been a wild season so far in the NBA. We’ve seen a lot of teams come out of the shadows and really burst onto the scene this (read more...)

Fantasy Fallout: Kemba Walker’s Knee Surgery
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 Category: BASKETBALL
by Ray Kuhn It is looking more and more likely that knee surgery is all but certain for Kemba Walker. We know all about the impact it will have on the Charlotte Hornets and Walker’s fantasy value, but that is not where our focus should lie. Instead, the issue is, who will replace Walker? And are they fantasy relevant? The answer to that question is Brian Roberts. And yes, he should be added in all leagues. Roberts is not (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It seems like everyone is simply assuming that Kris Bryant is going to hit the ground running, setting the baseball world on fire as he swats home run after home run.  While no one is going to say the comparison is perfect, the early struggles of another slugging prospect could be a fair warning for fantasy owners: PlayerABAVGOBPSLGStrikeout RateWalk RateBABIP Kris Bryant244.295.418.61928.6%14.5%.367 Chris Davis867.337.397.60923.7%8.8%.400 Davis was never considered the same type of prospect as (read more...)

by Will Overton This last weekend has been a very busy one in terms of injury news in the NBA. We have seen some small injuries such as Dwight Howard’s ankle injury, but we’ve also seen some major injury news come out over the weekend that really shakes up the fantasy basketball landscape. Unfortunately injuries are a big part of fantasy basketball. When one player goes down it opens the door for another player. Team get hurt (read more...)