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Waiver Worthy: Is Will Barton Fantasy Relevant In Denver?
Tue, Mar 03, 2015 Category: BASKETBALL
by Will Overton The Denver Nuggets traded away Arron Afflalo last week to the Portland Trail Blazers in what was essentially meant to be nothing more than a cost cutting move along with draft picks. The Nuggets may have gotten more than they expected in the deal though. The Nuggets waived two of the players they got from Portland in the deal, but Will Barton looks like he might have been a pleasant surprise thrown in with (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Can Shin-Soo Choo rebound in 2015?  There’s no doubt that his 2014 was a miserable campaign, even more so than anyone expected, and it has certainly impacted his ADP (he’s currently the 46th outfielder coming off the board with an average ADP of 167.5). On the flipside Ben Revere enjoyed something of a career year, hitting .306 with 49 SB.  It’s an appealing line, but does that justify an ADP of (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Did you Know: The Cubs’ Arismendy Alcantara owned the highest strikeout rate in September: Arismendy Alcantara – 41.4% Javier Baez – 40.7% Ryan Howard – 39.1% Thoughts: The issues of Baez and Howard are well documented, but Alcantara’s strikeout problem has flown relatively under the radar. He has a chance to win the second or third base job, and he brings both power and speed, but can he make consistent contact? He did post an overall 31.0% (read more...)

by Jeremy Tiermini Fantasy baseball players know that the pitching market is volatile. When I first began playing fantasy baseball I tried to target two true “#1’s” on all of my fantasy teams, trying to get an advantage in the pitching categories. While pitchers have had an increased risk of injury compared to the average player, this was exacerbated last season with the “Year of the Tommy John Surgery”. With those in mind, how should fantasy (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) This is our fifth stab at projecting the 2015 NFL Draft, but there’s a lot of time and likely going to be a lot of things between now and draft day.  That’s why we are going to be updating this every two weeks for now, with more frequent updates as the draft gets closer. With that in mind, let’s take a look: 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jameis Winston – QB – (read more...)

2015 Fantasy Rankings: Top 15 Relief Pitchers
Mon, Mar 02, 2015 Category: BASEBALL
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Spring Training has barely started, but our relief pitching rankings have already been significantly impacted by injuries.  Three of the potentially elite options, Kenley Jansen, Jake McGee & Sean Doolittle, are expected to miss the start of the season and their exact return dates are unknown.  In fact, with suitable replacements on the roster (Brad Boxberger & Tyler Clippard, most likely) two of relievers likely won’t be rushed back and may (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) With Jake McGee likely to miss the start of the season, the Rays’ closer job appears to be wide open. Lucky for the team they aren’t short on potential substitutes… Unlucky for fantasy owners they aren’t short on potential substitutes. Who is most likely to prove worth the flier? Could McGee, a lefty, lose his job completely while sidelined? Let’s take a look: Brad Boxberger Even last season we speculated that Boxberger (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Prior to the 2014 season we had labeled Kenny Stills as a potential sleeper (click here for the article). While he didn’t fully breakout the way we had hoped, we may have been a year too early with the label. He will be entering his “magical” third season in the NFL, and while a lot can change between now and the start of the season he appears to be in (read more...)

by Will Overton In a truly sad turn of events the Chicago Bulls have watched their star point guard Derrick Rose go down with another torn meniscus in his knee.     Rose played just 10 games combined the two seasons prior to this one and just when you started to forget about that this happens and Rose is going back under the knife. We don’t know yet that Rose’s season is over and we won’t know until (read more...)

Market Watch: Who You Should Buy, Sell and Hold
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 Category: BASKETBALL
by Will Overton The NBA trade deadline has come and gone and it still has fantasy owners spinning a bit. The fantasy trade deadlines are fast approaching though too and this is not the time to take your foot off the gad and let up. If you want to win a championship then getting complacent and coasting is probably not your best bet right now. Even if you’re in the drivers seat you can always make that (read more...)