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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Big things were expected from Joc Pederson this season and, while he has hit 21 HR, for the most part it’s been a disappointing season.  He was dropped from the leadoff spot earlier this week, thanks to a .228 average and just 2 SB entering Thursday.  So much for the 30/30 performer many had envisioned, huh? The average issue should not come as a surprise, as he posted a 26.9% strikeout (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) To an extent most of the heavy lifting was done in the days leading up to the trade deadline.  Names like David Price, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gomez, Johnny Cueto and a host of others had already been taken off the board.  That’s not to say that there weren’t rumors, but on July 31 itself you could say that there wasn’t much of “impact” completed.  Much is the key word, but (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): MIA: Non-SV but Ramos blown (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We all know the theory of the third year breakout for wide receivers.  Sometimes it’s accurate and sometimes it isn’t, but at least it helps to put some players on our radar.  One such player is the Ravens’ Marlon Brown, though you could argue that he had a “breakout” of sorts in his rookie season before regressing last year: 2013 – 49 receptions, 524 yards, 7 TD 2014 – 24 receptions, 255 (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) While the biggest news came off the field in regards to trades and the news Luis Severino would join the Yankees rotation, there was plenty on the diamond that deserves our attention.  It was fitting that on the day the Mets finally acquired the big bad they desperately needed it was Wilmer Flores who played hero (2-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R) en route to a victory over the (read more...)

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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) With the trade deadline quickly approaching we are going to change our “Closer in Waiting Power Rankings” slightly, as things could evolve quickly. Therefore we are going to give a quick Top 10 daily, with a few quick notes, to help keep you abreast of the rapidly changing situations. After the deadline we will move back to our weekly rankings. With that in mind, let’s get to the rankings: Removed – (read more...)

2015 Fantasy Rankings: Top 40 Running Backs (#21-40)
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Earlier in the week we started our running back rankings (click here to view #1-20), so who fills out our Top 40?  Let’s take a look: 21. Giovanni Bernard – Cincinnati Bengals 22. T.J. Yeldon – Jacksonville Jaguars 23. Mark Ingram – New Orleans Saints 24. Carlos Hyde – San Francisco 49ers 25. Frank Gore – Indianapolis Colts 26. Todd Gurley – St. Louis Rams 27. Joseph Randle – Dallas Cowboys 28. Duke Johnson – Cleveland Browns 29. Doug (read more...)

Draft Day Target: Why Duke Johnson Is Worth The Gamble
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Last season the Cleveland Browns rotated their running backs, based on their practice performance during the week.  One week it was Isaiah Crowell…  The next it was it was Terrance West…  It was a fantasy nightmare and now the team added Duke Johnson through the draft, just adding another wrinkle. It’s fair to think that Johnson could quickly rise to the top of the depth chart, considering the performances of the (read more...)

Three Late Round Wide Receivers Worth Targeting
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofesso) Which wide receivers are worth targeting at the tail end of your draft?  There are definitely going to be gambles worth taking, but here are three of our favorites: Pierre Garcon – Washington Redskins Current ADP – 138.5 (WR48) How quickly we forget how great he was in 2013, with 113 catches for 1,346 yards.  Is he going to be that good?  No, but he also should be better than last year’s (read more...)

2015 Fantasy Rankings: Top 40 Running Backs (#1-20)
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There are few workhorses left in the NFL, often with “lead” backs playing the first two downs (and in some cases rotating on earlier downs).  That’s not to say that there aren’t tremendous options, but the position is harder to sift through than ever before.  Let’s take a look at how we currently have things ranked for the coming year: Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings Eddie Lacy (read more...)