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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There were high hopes for a rebound for Cam Newton this season, but it hasn’t been the case. A preseason rib injury has certainly played a role in that failure, as has the failure in the running game. The question is, not only if he can turn things around but can he do it tonight against the Saints? Part of the problem is a lack of weapons. Outside of rookie Kelvin (read more...)

by Ray Lin If you’ve had any of the Rams running backs in fantasy this season, you probably know what it’s like to get Belichick-ed. Pure frustration. This is why in theory, investing in workhorses is so highly recommended come draft time. I say “in theory” because the assumption was that Zac Stacy did in fact fall under the workhorse category, joining the likes of Marshawn Lynch, Alfred Morris, Matt Forte, etc. Stacy played on 56.3% of (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 – Colin Kaepernick – San Francisco 49ers – vs. St. Louis The Rams have been atrocious at stopping opposing quarterbacks this season, allowing the fifth most points per week. Even more important, it’s been running quarterbacks that have hurt them most (read more...)

Is A Rebound In The Future For Carlos Beltran?
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 Category: BASEBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Carlos Beltran’s debut season in the Bronx was certainly a bitter disappointment. Expected to be one of the anchors of the middle of the lineup, he instead floundered hitting .233 with 15 HR over 403 AB. There is no doubt an elbow injury, which required repeated cortisone shots and offseason surgery, played a role in his performance. The question is, what can we expect moving forward? The fact is Beltran actually (read more...)

by Will Overton The season is underway and while we certainly can’t overreact to one night, we can learn plenty in one night though about minutes, at least for the immediate future. The thing with daily leagues is that you aren’t worried about the rest of the season, you’re worried about that particular night and that night only. So reacting to recent games makes more sense. Let’s take a look at six players (two at each position) (read more...)

Week 9 Rankings (2014): Top 20 Tight Ends
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The bye weeks definitely play a role in the tight end rankings, but it’s more for the second tier and below.  If you are an owner lucky enough to own one of the premier options, you have no complaints.  Where do the rest of us turn?  Let’s take a look: Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Denver Jimmy Graham – New Orleans Saints – at Carolina Antonio Gates – San (read more...)

Week 9 Rankings (2014): Top 15 Defenses
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Think you have it all figured out after Week 8?  Think again, as injuries and simple poor play will likely change things dramatically for the coming week (they were out of control last week).  Let’s take a look at how things stack up in the always unpredictable NFL for Week 9: Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Jacksonville San Francisco 49ers – vs. St. Louis Seattle Seahawks – vs. Oakland Kansas City Chiefs – vs. (read more...)

by Ray Lin The injury bug is biting fantasy basketball as hard as it has in quite some time to start a season. With stars like Kevin Durant, Paul George, Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo in the infirmary at tipoff, many minutes are up for grabs across the league. For fantasy players in leagues both shallow and deep, this means there are some names to pay attention to and possibly grab if they’re able to take advantage (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) No one should’ve been surprised to see a bit of a revitalization for Justin Morneau in his debut year in Colorado. That said, did anyone really expect these types of numbers: 502 At Bats .319 Batting Average (160 Hits) 17 Home Runs 82 RBI 62 Runs 0 Stolen Bases .364 On Base Percentage .496 Slugging Percentage .330 Batting Average on Balls in Play Obviously there’s a lot to like in the numbers, and some of the underlying metrics are promising. (read more...)

by Ray Kuhn Alright, now we can started for real. Tuesday was just the appetizer, and tonight is the main entrée. We have a full slate of games, and plenty of options to choose from. There will likely be many different options, but look for all of the usual suspects and main stars to be targeted. Tonight’s contests will be won by the rookies or the players who come out of nowhere that are owned by (read more...)