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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Injuries have opened some opportunities, though does that mean long-term success?  How about some recently returning wide receivers?  Can they hit the ground running and produce for teams in need?  Let’s take a look at some of the hot waiver wire targets to try and determine if they are worth buying or should be left for someone else:   Corey Coleman – Cleveland Browns Taking on a tough Jacksonville defense the Browns wasted (read more...)

Week 12 Rankings (2017): Top 25 Quarterbacks
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) While we have some clarity as to who the best quarterback options are who are questionable plays, there’s still a lot of issues hanging over the position.  Whether it’s injuries, potential change (like in Minnesota, where Teddy Bridgewater is looming) or simply poor play (like Dak Prescott or Alex Smith of late) there are numerous situations that are difficult to trust.  Who are the quarterbacks to play?  Who are better (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) If you look at WAR Alex Bregman was a Top 20 player in the second half of ’17.  It was a huge leap forward for the #2 overall pick in 2015, though it also isn’t a surprising one.  As it is he finished with strong numbers across the board last season: 556 At Bats .284 Batting Average (158 Hits) 19 Home Runs 71 RBI 88 Runs 17 Stolen Bases .352 On Base Percentage .475 Slugging Percentage .311 Batting Average (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There are several running back situations that were sent into a state of flux over the past few days, with the Washington Redskins being the biggest “issue” to sort through.  They aren’t alone, though, with some surprising performances dominating the news on Sunday.  Who are the running backs we should be buying?  Who should we be ignoring?  Let’s take a look: Samaje Perine – Washington Redskins It’s almost like he’s the (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) After another Sunday of NFL football it’s hard not to walk away with more questions than answers.  It was yet another tough week, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t able to come able learning some valuable lessons.  Let’s take a look at 10 things we learned from Week 10: 1) That Doug Martin has become a player to virtually ignore… While Martin continues to see regular opportunities, he’s consistently failed to (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Prior to 2016 the Yankees’ Didi Gregorius was viewed as a solid plug-in shortstop, but one who offered little in any one category.  That started to change in ’16, when he hit .276 with 20 HR, and he furthered that breakout last season: 534 At Bats .287 Batting Average (153 Hits) 25 Home Runs 87 RBI 73 Runs 3 Stolen Bases .318 On Base Percentage .478 Slugging Percentage .287 Batting Average on Balls in Play Gregorius has clearly started taking more (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Baltimore Orioles have a stigma hanging over them, especially when it comes to their pitching prospects.  However there’s a new class of prospects coming, and while you may want to be nervous about the pitchers it’s the hitters who are far more intriguing.  Austin Hays made a surprisingly MLB debut late in ’17, but he’s not alone.  Who are the players that are worth monitoring?  Let’s take a look: (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Chris Owings has long been a player that fantasy owners have had their eyes on, as he’s brought the allure of a 15/20 option.  He was on his way to finally backing up the hype in ’17, before a fractured finger ended his season on July 30.  For those who owned him it was a disappointment, considering these numbers: 362 At Bats .268 Batting Average (97 Hits) 12 Home Runs 51 RBI 41 Runs 12 Stolen (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Just hours before the start of Week 11 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: Sterling Shepard – Wide Receiver – New York Giants Any time a player is added to the injury report late in the week there is tremendous skepticism, though “illness” doesn’t generate the (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The A’s Jharel Cotton entered 2017 with a bit of hype, as a top prospect who performed well during a Seotember ’16 cup of coffee. However 2017 was a disaster, as he struggled across his 24 starts for the A’s: 129.0 IP 9 Wins 5.58 ERA 1.44 WHIP 105 Strikeouts (7.33 K/9) 53 Walks (3.70 BB/9) 37.0% Groundball Rate .279 BABIP It would be easy to point towards poor luck as an excuse, given his 65.7% strand rate, but (read more...)