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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Atlanta Braves are stock piling veteran starting pitchers.  On the surface it doesn’t seem to make sense, as a rebuilding franchise, but it’s really not an unreasonable maneuver.  Sure it’s a bit of a surprise that they’ve added three starters (Bartolo Colon, R.A. Dickey and now Jaime Garcia), but the trio should help to mentor the team’s stockpile of young pitchers while also allowing them to gain much needed (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 – Phillip Rivers – San Diego Chargers – vs. Tampa Bay It doesn’t seem to matter who is healthy and who is not, Rivers finds a way to produce each and every week.  With signs pointing towards Tyrell Williams being capable of (read more...)

Week 13 Rankings (2016): Top 15 Kickers
Thu, Dec 01, 2016 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) At this point we’ve all learned that kickers can’t be ignored, as the missed extra point epidemic continues to grow.  Which kickers can we trust?  Which have proven to be too risky?  Let’s take a look: Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – at Minnesota Matt Prater – Detroit Lions – at New Orleans Brandon McManus – Denver Broncos – at Jacksonville Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Los Angeles Justin Tucker – Baltimore (read more...)

Week 13 Rankings (2016): Top 40 Running Backs
Thu, Dec 01, 2016 Category: FOOTBALL
by Will Overton It is week 13, quite possibly the final week of the regular season for many fantasy football players. Unfortunately for some reason the NFL has felt the need to put a couple of bye week teams in the mix, which could really throw a wrench in fantasy teams plans. We’re here to help and we’re giving you our Top 40 Running Backs for this week: David Johnson – Arizona Cardinals vs. Washington Ezekiel Elliot – (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Eric Thames has spent the past three seasons playing in the KBO, putting up some gaudy numbers (.348 with 124 HR, 379 RBI and 64 SB over 388 games).  It would be easy to get excited, but we also can’t forget that the KBO is the same league that Byung-ho Park called home and we all know how his transition went.  Obviously the Brewers thought enough of Thames to give him (read more...)

Four Point Play: Highlighting DFS Targets For 12/1/16
Thu, Dec 01, 2016 Category: BASKETBALL
by Will Overton Tonight’s slate is a little bit smaller than last night, but the talent pool is very top heavy with a number of strong choices. In just the six games being played there are six players with a price tag over $9,000. That means you need to make the right choice on who to play from the top and who to grab for some savings to afford those top choices. I’m going to give (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Thursday games are often tricky, because there isn’t necessarily a reason to take any undue risks with questionable options (which could set you back and spoil your week).  Who are the borderline players that should be in lineups?  Who should be sat down?  Let’s take a look at the skill players taking the field tonight and try to answer those questions: Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott – Quarterback He’s pretty close to a (read more...)

Week 13 Rankings (2016): Top 15 Defenses
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 Category: FOOTBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It’s easy to overlook the defense you utilize, though at the end of the day it could actually make the difference between winning and losing.  Which defense is the best one to utilize for Week 13?  Who could help to ruin your week?  Let’s take a look: Denver Broncos – at Jacksonville New England Patriots – vs. Los Angeles Philadelphia Eagles – at Cincinnati Seattle Seahawks – vs. Carolina Baltimore Ravens – vs. Miami Arizona Cardinals (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There was a time that Edinson Volquez appeared to be a viable fantasy option, including as recently as 2015 when he posted a 3.55 ERA for the Kansas City Royals.  However the numbers certainly fell off a cliff in 2016: 189.1 IP 10 Win 5.37 ERA 1.55 WHIP 139 Strikeouts (6.61 K/9) 76 Walks (3.61 BB/9) 51.2% Groundball Rate .319 BABIP Despite his overall struggles he was still able to land a two year, $22 million contract with the Miami (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) On Monday the Braves and Mariners swapped a trio of prospects (along with a player to be named later) in an intriguing trade: The Braves Acquired – OF Alex Jackson & PTBNL The Mariners Acquired – RHP Rob Whalen & RHP Max Provse While Jackson may have the highest ceiling and is the biggest name included in the swap, that doesn’t necessarily make him the key player.  Let’s take a look at all (read more...)