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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Like most rookie tight ends, Austin Hooper made little impact in his first NFL season.  Playing in 14 games for the Falcons (starting 3) he turned 27 targets into 19 catches, 271 yards and 3 TD.  A third round pick, it would be easy to ignore him expecting a similarly minuscule role in the offense for his sophomore season. That said Hooper is putting in the effort to take a significant (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Buy low…  Sell high…  It’s an easy philosophy, in theory, but not always one that is followed by the masses.  Knowing whose value is on the rise and whose is falling is one of the biggest keys, so let’s take a look at a few first base eligible players and try to determine who we can trust and who could disappoint moving forward: Freddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves It’s not that (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): KC: Herrera struggles (1 H/2 (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We all know about the injury to Andrew Luck, which is looking more and more likely to keep him out for at least Week 1 of the regular season.  However he’s not alone, as a few other quarterbacks have questions hanging over them.  How have things been impacted on our rankings?  Let’s take a look at how things currently stand: Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers (1) Tom Brady – New England (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Masahiro Tanaka returned from the DL for a solid start, allowing 3 ER on 6 H and 0 BB, striking out 4, over 7.0 IP to defeat the Tigers.  Chris Archer was strong against the Blue Jays, allowing 1 ER on 5 H and 1 BB, striking out 10, over 6.0 IP and the bullpen was able to hold on and get him the W.  Gary Sanchez continued to rake, (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We all know that it’s easy to become infatuated with productive players, especially if they have continued to help your team at this late stage of the season.  That said, it doesn’t mean that they still don’t carry significant risk.  Let’s take a look at a few pitchers who have been fantasy All-Stars over the first few months, but could ultimately help to cost you your title down the stretch: (read more...)

by Ray Kuhn Just because there was a reduced schedule of games, although we did have a double-header in Chicago start two hours than normal to mess everyone up, we had yet another busy night of action around baseball. At this point in the season, either you are invested in every pitch as you compete for a fantasy title, or you are busy watching pre-season football. Even if you fall into the latter camp, you still (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We often overlook the Angels’ farm system, as it certainly isn’t one of the more impressive in baseball.  That said there is a potential gem emerging, though another potential productive player fading, so let’s take a quick look and identify who deserves our attention: Jahmai Jones – Outfielder He was our preseason #1 ranked prospect in the system, though he received just a “B” grade.  However he’s outperformed that as he’s (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Picking a defense for your fantasy squad is often overlooked, but making the right selection could make a big difference in your fantasy success.  That’s not to say that they are as valuable as your star running back or wide receiver, but there are plenty of examples of a defense winning you a week.  Who are the best defenses heading into the season?  Who should we ignore?  Let’s take a (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) In his first full season of professional baseball, 2016 first round draft pick Forrest Whitley is making quick work of the minor leagues.  He’s already pitched at three levels, including making his Double-A debut on Thursday, and has impressed with each step.  Over 83.2 IP all he’s done is post a 2.80 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 13.8 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9. His first start at Double-A may have been his post impressive, (read more...)