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by Ray Kuhn Injuries. That is the theme this week for the Indianapolis Colts’ receiving corps. Andrew Luck has more injured receivers than healthy ones as he enters Week 7. Luck will be facing the Titans without Philip Dorsett, Donte Moncrief, and Dwayne Allen. Quan Bray has also been placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury leaving Rogers, Devin Street, and recently promoted Tevaun Smith to catch passes along with T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle. We know (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It was clear that Phillies were rebuilding, so it shouldn’t have come as a surprise when they finally shipped Carlos Ruiz to Los Angeles. The move opened up playing time for Cameron Rupp, who had been seeing ample AB anyways (he finished the year with 389 AB). What did he do with the opportunity? He certainly gave reason to believe that he can excel in the Majors: .252, 16 HR, 54 (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Chicago Bears are in a free fall, and you can argue that at this point there isn’t a useful fantasy asset among them. That said, the situation at running back has become a complete disaster (in other words worse than the rest of the team), and the potential is there for it to grow even messier. Just when we though Jordan Howard had settled in, things have taken a dramatic turn (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It’s rare that a virtually unknown prospect makes such a big impact in the postseason. Yes there are often unheralded heroes, but a player who had pitched 11.0 Major League innings starting Game 5 of the ALCS and delivering? Enter Ryan Merritt, who may not have blown the world away but delivered exactly what Cleveland needed. By getting 13 outs without allowing a run (2 H, 0 BB, 3 K), he (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It seems like common sense, if you don’t put the ball in the air very much you aren’t going to hit for much power.  It’s logical, and while most of the names on this list make sense there are certainly some surprising names among the ten lowest marks in the league that deserve noting: 1. Howie Kendrick – 19.6% 2. Christian Yelich – 20.0% 3. Cesar Hernandez – 20.7% 4. Yunel Escobar – 20.8% 5. (read more...)

by Will Overton We’re only a few days away from tip off to the NBA season and so we are going to wrap up our rankings with power forwards and centers this weekend. Power Forward isn’t the strongest of positions, but there are plenty of good options and guys ready to break into the upper tier: 1)      Anthony Davis – New Orleans Pelicans 2)      Paul Millsap – Atlanta Hawks 3)      Draymond Green – Golden State Warriors 4)      LaMarcus Aldridge – (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 – Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Cleveland He’s thrown for under 300 yards in each of the past four weeks, though over the past three he hasn’t thrown an INT (against 4 TD).  While that may make you a bit (read more...)

Week 7 Rankings (2016): Top 15 Kickers
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 Category: FOOTBALL
by Ray Kuhn The good thing about the bye weeks being spread out this season is that it has been easier to forget about the kicker position. Even though the position is inconsistent and comes with a high degree of variability, often beyond the kicker’s control, it doesn’t mean the position shouldn’t be evaluated each week. Let’s take a look at how they rank for this week: Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at New York Jets Matt (read more...)

Week 7 Rankings (2016): Top 15 Defenses
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 Category: FOOTBALL
by Ray Kuhn Entering last week there was just one game that shaped up to be a high scoring affair. The Saints and Panthers match-up certainly lived up to those expectations, but they were not the only teams to light up the scoreboard. This week figures to bring a little more offense to the table, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be some defensive values to find.  Let’s try to find where that value is: Denver Broncos (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There was a time that Troy Tulowitzki was the hands down, premier shortstop in the game…  Outside of his injury concerns, of course, which always hung over him.  Still 110 games of Tulowitzki along with a temporary fill in was a near certainty to out-produce any other option in the league. You would’ve thought that the trade to Toronto wouldn’t have impacted his production too much, though his first full season (read more...)