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Week 7 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Kickers
Thu, Oct 18, 2018 Category: FOOTBALL
by Ray Kuhn I’m not even going to try and rationalize what goes on at the kicker position anymore. Mason Crosby did redeem himself heading into the bye week, and with four teams enjoying a week off this is your friendly reminder not to roster more than one kicker. Bench spots are simply too valuable for that. With that being said, let’s jump right into our rankings: Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Buffalo Stephen Gostkowski – (read more...)

It’s that time of year again! Sure football season is in full swing and the MLB Playoffs are going strong, but it’s never too early to start planning for 2019. As a loyal Rotoprofessor reader/supporter, we wanted to give you the first opportunity to reserve your copy our 2019 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide! The price will be increasing this year to a whole $7.75 (I know, inflation). However you currently have the opportunity to pre-order the Draft (read more...)

Week 7 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Defenses
Thu, Oct 18, 2018 Category: FOOTBALL
by Ray Kuhn At this point I think it is time to face some facts. Offense is up… Way up. Now I’m not going to get all statistical on you, but it is just a general observation. Points are a plenty and they are coming at us from all, even unexpected, directions. We aren’t going to overreact instead the process will remain the same, look for trends and match-ups to exploit. The big thing to look (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Entering the season with playoff aspirations, 2018 was a huge disappointment for the San Francisco Giants.  It has led to changes at the top, and there certainly will be a trickle down effect to the talent on the field.  One of the few things we know, though, is that many will view Dereck Rodriguez (the son of Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez) as a key piece to the team’s future.  That (read more...)

Week 7 Rankings (2018): Top 50 Wide Receivers
Thu, Oct 18, 2018 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There are a slew of injuries that need to be monitored as Sunday draws closer, so keep that in mind as you go through these rankings.  Throw in four teams being on bye, meaning owners are without trustworthy options like Antonio Brown, Davante Adams, JuJu Smith-Schuster and more, maneuvering the field is all the more difficult.  Who should we be trusting?  Who brings too much risk?  Let’s take a look (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 Case Keenum – Quarterback The Arizona (read more...)

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...)

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...)

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...)