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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Ian Desmond has long been seen as having high-end potential, and moving to Colorado a few years ago the expectations only grew.  Unfortunately he’s fallen flat more often than not, and while we could write off his first season as a Rockie due to a wrist injury what about his second campaign?  It’s a mixed bag, to say the least: 555 At Bats .236 Batting Average (131 Hits) 22 Home Runs 88 RBI 82 Runs 20 (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Just hours before the start of Week 14′s Sunday action I know many people have questions running through their heads. Who should I start? Who should I sit?  Let’s take a look at how some of the recent news changes things: T.Y. Hilton – Wide Receiver – Indianapolis Colts According to Ian Rapoport (via Twitter): #Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) is officially a game-time decision after barely practicing this week, I’m told. (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) After a breakout 2017 with the Orioles there were high hopes for Jonathan Schoop entering 2018.  However whether he was playing for Baltimore or Milwaukee (where he landed after a Trade Deadline deal), all Schoop did was disappoint along the way: Orioles (367 PA) – .244, 17 HR, 40 RBI Brewers (134 PA) – .202, 4 HR, 21 RBI Prior to the trade he at least continued to make consistent contact (20.2% strikeout (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) 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: Alshon Jeffrey – Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas The Cowboys have been among the stingiest defenses against opposing wide receivers this season, allowing the third fewest points per week.  That alone would make Jeffrey a tough sell, though his recent performance makes it that much (read more...)

Dynasty Catcher Rankings: December 2018
Fri, Dec 07, 2018 Category: BASEBALL
by Connor Henry Welcome to the offseason dynasty rankings for the catcher position. Below you will find 30 names ranked in the order of how effective I believe they can be and for how many seasons. It does not directly represent the trade value of certain players, but I hope it enlightens you to the value of current production vs. age. Compared to other rankings I may be a bit higher on currently contributing players as (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) 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: Jaylen Samuels – Pittsburgh Steelers at Oakland After the initial thought was that James Conner’s ankle injury was minor word broke on Tuesday that he had actually suffered a sprained ankle and was already ruled out for Sunday.  That leaves everyone to wonder, who (read more...)

Week 14 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Kickers
Thu, Dec 06, 2018 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Kickers are often overlooked, but they have the potential to be difference makers if you choose wisely.  Who are the kickers who can help put you over-the-top in your playoff matchup?  Who is flying under-the-radar?  Let’s take a look at how things shake out for the coming week: Ka’imi Fairbairn – Houston Texans – vs. Indianapolis Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Miami Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – at (read more...)

Week 14 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Defenses
Thu, Dec 06, 2018 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) This week we get some intriguing matchups, with some surprising teams surging towards the top of the rankings (and some better defenses with some very difficult matchups).  With your fantasy playoffs hanging in the balance are you willing to gamble?  Let’s take a look at how we’d rank things: Denver Broncos – at San Francisco Pittsburgh Steelers – at Oakland Buffalo Bills – vs. New York Jets New Orleans Saints – at Tampa Bay Tennessee (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The rumors had been building but it finally came to fruition, with the Arizona Diamondbacks sending Paul Goldschmidt to the St. Louis Cardinals for a package full of upside (yet they have failed at the MLB level to date): Carson Kelly (C) Luke Weaver (RHP) Andy Young (2B) Competitive Balance Round B Selection Obviously the big prizes in the deal are Kelly and Weaver, both of who have had some stumbles in the Majors.  Can (read more...)

As we’ve said with our other early rankings, here are a few things to keep in mind: We are still extremely early in the process so player movement, among other factors, will have an impact on these rankings as we get closer to the start of the season Just because a player his ranked #3 doesn’t mean you should draft him in that spot. In most cases you shouldn’t have to, it just shows the potential value (read more...)