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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: Green Bay Packers Aaron Jones – Running (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Of the seven players who were extended a qualified offer it should come as no surprise that Hyun-Jin Ryu was the only one who accepted.  It’s not to say that he’s not worth a one-year, $17.9 million offer, because from a talent level he might be (though might is the key word), but it’s hard to envision him having received more via free agency.  That’s because he’s consistently struggled to (read more...)

Week 11 Rankings (2018): Top 40 Running Backs
Wed, Nov 14, 2018 Category: FOOTBALL
by Ray Kuhn At the worst possible time, there are just three weeks remaining until the fantasy playoffs begin, we have our second and final week with six teams on bye. Filling out starting lineups may not be an easy proposition, but that can’t stop us. With that being said, let’s jump right into the rankings: Todd Gurley – LA Rams – vs. Kansas City Saquon Barkley – NY Giants – vs. Tampa Bay Ezekiel Elliot – Dallas Cowboys (read more...)

Week 11 Rankings (2018): Top 20 Tight Ends
Tue, Nov 13, 2018 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Every time we think we get some clarity at the position, things turn and confusion grows once again.  Outside of the two obvious top options, is there a player you are willing to trust on a weekly basis?  Given the ups and downs the six team bye week has that much of a greater impact at the position, further complicating things.  Who should we be using this week?  Let’s take (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Angels have a clear top prospect in Jo Adell, but after that things get somewhat muddled.  That’s not to say that there isn’t some intriguing talent that could make a significant impact, but there are questions and it’s not quite at the same level.  When looking at these rankings consider it Adell and then “The Field”, meaning everyone is somewhat interchangeable depending on your preference…  Or are they?  We (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter is coming off an MVP type season.  Sure there were relatively high hopes, especially for those who play in OBP formats, but did anyone realistically expect these types of results: 564 At Bats .257 Batting Average (145 Hits) 36 Home Runs 81 RBI 111 Runs 4 Stolen Bases .374 On Base Percentage .523 Slugging Percentage .291 Batting Average on Balls in Play Now the question is if these types of numbers are repeatable, or if Carpenter is (read more...)

Week 11 Rankings (2018): Top 25 Quarterbacks
Tue, Nov 13, 2018 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We have another week with six teams on bye, though outside of Tom Brady (and he hasn’t been nearly as good as expected these season) the absences will hardly be felt by fantasy owners in terms of quarterbacks.  The bigger issue is trying to maneuver around difficult matchups, with some of the “better” options facing some stiff competition.  Which quarterbacks should be used?  Who should be avoided?  Let’s take a (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) As you look through these rankings please keep a few things 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 (read more...)

by Will Overton We’re ten weeks into the season and the waiver wire continues to be replenished each week with new talent coming out for owners to consider. This week we have a couple of running backs emerging as possible options, which doesn’t come along often (especially this late into the season). Let’s get to work breaking down the potential options for the week: Rashaad Penny – RB, Seattle Seahawks It seems like we’re breaking down a (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Obviously platoon splits are extremely important and help to give us insight into whether or not a player is a potentially viable option.  When it comes to the A’s Mark Canha, would it surprise you to learn that he was actually tied for the fourth most home runs against left-handed pitchers last season with 13?  Of course, while he raked against southpaws he was pretty poor against right-handed pitchers.  Just look (read more...)