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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Saints’ Michael Thomas appears to be among the favored wide receivers as we prepare for 2018 drafts.  However, is he really worth the early round draft day cost?  Should we be willing to use a second round pick to acquire him? There are three distinct risks involved in making the selection: 1) Can he repeat his efficiency? Last season Thomas turned 149 targets into 104 receptions, or a 69.80% completion rate.  (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Preseason hype is one thing, but how long do we wait before we start to ignore it and lose hope?  Obviously there are numerous players who have disappointed, but the decision becomes a little bit more complicated when we look at some more established players (youngsters who are struggling are easier to run from).  Let’s take a look at three of the bigger disappointments and try to decide if we (read more...)

Top 10 Second Base Prospects (Mid-Season 2018 Edition)
Tue, Jul 17, 2018 Category: PROSPECTS
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The All-Star game is upon us…  It feels like the season just got underway, but we are already more than 50% through the 2018 season.  obviously a lot has changed from when we originally did our prospect rankings and now is the perfect time to update things.  Who is on the rise?  Who has fallen off?  Let’s take a look (the number in parenthesis is our preseason ranking): Graduated – Scott (read more...)

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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We’ve reached the midway point of the baseball season, and the time has come to truly evaluate your team and make the necessary adjustments.  Parting with your obvious regression risks makes sense, assuming you truly can sell high and capitalize on their first half numbers.  With that approach in mind, here are three pitchers you want to try and cash in on before it becomes too late: Sean Manaea – (read more...)

by Ray Kuhn Just because it is the All-Star break, it doesn’t mean you should ignore your fantasy baseball teams over the next four days. Use the time in which you are not setting your lineups and following the action on the field to set yourself up for the second half of the season. Having these few days with no games, is the perfect time to reflect and plan for the stretch run. But as we (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We all know who the elite wide receivers in the league are, even though there may be concerns about Odell Beckham’s return to health.  How do things shake out behind what we can dub “The Big Four”?  Things are cloudier, but there is significant talent and potential bargains to be found.  With that thought in mind, let’s take a look at how our rankings currently look: Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers DeAndre (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Which prospects are tearing it up down on the farm?  Obviously we can’t name them all, but here are seven names that are currently streaking and need to be on all Bobby Dalbec – Third Baseman – Boston Red Sox On July 10 Dalbec exploded by going 4-4 with 2 HR, 5 RBI and 2 R, which alone would grab your attention.  However it was just the cherry on top for what (read more...)

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing): MIL: Knebel closes 1st half (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) If someone in your league was expecting Oakland’s Matt Olson to maintain last year’s home run pace, they likely are looking at a .234 average with 19 HR more than halfway through the season and are disappointed.  When we dive into the numbers, however, it’s obvious that there is reason for optimism and to go out and buy as quickly as possible: Power At the end of the day did anyone (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Texans’ Lamar Miller is just a year removed from a 1,073 yard campaign, and that came in just 14 games in 2016.  However he just never was able to get going last season, failing to average more than 3.9 yards/carry in any month and managing just 405 yards over the final eight games of the season. Just to really hammer home the point, his season high was 75 yards (which (read more...)