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Top 10 Prospects (2016): Boston Red Sox
Thu, Oct 08, 2015 Category: BASEBALL
This morning we continued the release of our Top 10 prospect lists on the new Prospect page, with the release of the Boston Red Sox.  It should come as no surprise, but Yoan Moncada sits atop the rankings.  Here’s what we had to say: “1) Yoan Moncada – 2B ETA – 2017 One of the most hyped imports ever, it took Moncada a bit of time to adjust to the minor leagues. Once he did, though, (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) With both Cecil Shorts and Nate Washington already ruled out for tonight’s game against the Colts, the Houston Texans are obviously going to be digging deep down their depth chart for a starter across from DeAndre Hopkins.  The most likely candidate is rookie Keith Mumphery, leaving many to be asking, “Who?” The fifth round selection certainly wasn’t highly touted entering the draft.  Just look at what had to say about (read more...)

Week 5 Rankings (2015): Top 15 Kickers
Thu, Oct 08, 2015 Category: FOOTBALL
by Ray Kuhn To say that this season has been difficult, frustrating and really just about any other similar adjectives for kickers would be an under statement. Field goals are being missed and extra points are no longer guaranteed. Let’s give it our best shot, and see how the kickers rank for this week: Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Dallas Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Cleveland Mason Crosby – Green Bay Packers – vs. (read more...)

by Will Overton The small forward position has quickly turned into one of the best out there at the top. It’s not longer just a two man position, but has three guys now who are first rounders and a couple more who could be first rounders in the next year or two. Small Forward doesn’t have the same kind of depth as some positions, but there are some sneaky value plays in the later rounds if (read more...)

2016 Outlook: Is Michael Taylor The New Drew Stubbs?
Thu, Oct 08, 2015 Category: BASEBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There were three players in the Majors who posted a strikeout rate north of 30% in ’15 and qualified for the batting title: Chris Davis – 31.0% Michael Taylor – 30.9% Kris Bryant – 30.6% While Davis and Bryant deserve a discussion, and we will get to them in time, the instant takeaway is that they are power hitters and are able to provide value despite the bloated marks.  Taylor?  That’s a completely different (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Trying to decide who you should start or sit this week? Let’s take a look at a few potential decisions owners have and try to sort through them: Quarterbacks Start – Eli Manning – New York Giants – vs. San Francisco The 49ers are in a freefall overall, and their defense is hardly the type of dominant unit we’ve become accustomed to.  They’ve allowed 1,135 passing yards (10th most in the league), as (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The future is extremely bright for the Red Sox, though it likely is still at least a year or two away.  They have three prospects who, when paired with Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts, could form an offensive core that could compete with any team in baseball come 2018.  Who are they?  Who else in the system warrants our attention?  Let’s take a look: 1) Yoan Moncada – 2B ETA – 2017 One (read more...)

Week 5 Rankings (2015): Top 15 Defenses
Wed, Oct 07, 2015 Category: FOOTBALL
by Ray Kuhn With the majority of teams now having played a quarter of their games, we can begin to get a better feel at what we are dealing with. When it comes to evaluating defenses that works both ways. Not only are we choosing a strong defense, but offenses to exploit are also more evident. With that in mind let’s jump into the rankings: Jacksonville Jaguars – at Tampa Bay Buffalo Bills – at Tennessee Arizona Cardinals – (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Here’s a breakdown of the Saints’ snap counts for their wide receivers from Week 4, courtesy of Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune (click here for the article): Brandin Cooks – 68 Willie Snead – 48 Marques Colston – 41 Brandon Coleman – 19 It’s obvious that Snead has leapfrogged into a prime position in the offense.  Maybe more importantly, though, is a look at the targets among the wide receivers from Week 4: Brandin (read more...)

There are going to be a lot of good debates going around this preseason about who to draft and where. One of the debates I have already heard getting tossed around quite a bit is which rookie point guard you should draft first; D’Angelo Russell or Emmanuel Mudiay? I think it’s clear that both of these point guards have very bright futures in the NBA and especially in fantasy leagues with both of them having the (read more...)