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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There were always going to be questions facing Matt Moore heading into 2018, even if he had continued to call San Francisco home.  After the news came that he was traded the concern had to immediately rise, and the fact that he is going back to the American League and to a much more hitter friendly ballpark (Texas) just makes matters worse.  Is there any way to consider him a (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) When a system graduates Rhys Hoskins, among others, you would think that it would be hurting for top end talent.  That’s not the case for the Phillies, who have another wave of talent primed to arrive in the not too distant future.  Considering there is talent both on the mound (which they further added to in the Freddy Galvis trade) and in the field, the future looks brighter than it has (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It’s pretty obvious where the organizational strength of the St. Louis Cardinals lies, as they have a plethora of young outfielders (some of which are already in the Majors and a few more intriguing names on the way).  They may not be the elite prospects in the system, but it will allow them to capitalize and trade from the surplus to fill other needs (though this apparently isn’t the plan, (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We kept waiting for the other shoe to drop for Alex Wood in 2017, though it never truly came…  Or did it?  Just look at these numbers over the final three months of the season: MonthIPERAWHIPK/9BB/9GB% July24. August25.02.521.086.121.0843.0% September29. Keep in mind that in the first half, when he posted a 1.67 ERA, he owned an impressive 10.82 K/9 and 63.5% groundball rate.  Both of those numbers regressed significantly after the All-Star Break, with a (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Marlins were already considered to own one of the worst farm systems in baseball, yet they still thought it was a prudent decision to trade Luis Castillo prior to ’17. How does that look today? If he were still part of the system he would be the clear top-rated prospect, and even after trading away Dee Gordon, Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton that remains the case. The two moves (read more...)

by Will Overton Trying to decide who you should start or sit this week? Let’s take a look at a few potential decisions owners have and try to sort through them: Quarterbacks Start – Kirk Cousins – Washington Redskins vs. Arizona The Washington Redskins season is over and it could be easy to say they’ll be mailing it in. However Kirk Cousins still has a pretty good reason to be going all out right now, and that’s his (read more...)

Week 15 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Kickers
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 Category: FOOTBALL
by Ray Kuhn As the season progresses we spend an increasing amount of time debating the virtues of our kicker choices. No fantasy point can be left behind in the semi-finals, so let’s take a look at how our options rank for this week: Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – vs. New York Jets Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Pittsburgh Robbie Gould – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Tennessee Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – at (read more...)

Week 15 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Defenses
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 Category: FOOTBALL
by Ray Kuhn Unless you have a truly elite option at defense there is no reason not to be streaming (and looking towards Week 16) at this point in the season. Let’s jump right into how our options rank: New Orleans Saints – vs. New York Jets Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. Houston Baltimore Ravens – at Cleveland Philadelphia Eagles – at New York Giants Denver Broncos – at Indianapolis Detroit Lions – vs. Chicago Minnesota Vikings – vs. Cincinnati Atlanta Falcons – at Tampa (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Thursday games are often tricky as it is, because there isn’t necessarily a reason to take any undue risks with questionable options (which could set you back and spoil your week).  Who are the borderline players that should be in lineups?  Who should be sat down?  Let’s take a look at the skill players taking the field tonight and try to answer those questions: Denver Broncos Must Start: None Possible Start: C.J. Anderson (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The dismantling of the Marlins continued yesterday, as they shipped Marcel Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals in return for four prospects. The had a trickle down effect, as the already crowded St. Louis outfield needed to be reorganized a bit. That came in the form of a Stephen Piscotty trade, as the Cardinals turned around and shipped him to Oakland. Obviously both players were impacted so lets take a look (read more...)