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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There was a good amount of hype surrounding the A’s Daniel Mengden heading into the 2017 season, though injuries helped to derail his season overall. Finishing with a flourish has grabbed people’s attention once again, the question is if the upside is still there? Maybe he’s not a post hype sleeper, thanks to the finish, but would he even be worth that label? Let’s take a look, starting with the (read more...)

by Will Overton The devastating injuries are piling up and fantasy owners are reeling from it. Desperate times can lead to desperate measures, so before you blindly hit the waiver wire to fill a hole on your team, make sure you read this first. Unfortunately the wire is bit of a wasteland this week despite the injuries. Nonetheless, I will give you my take on all the big names coming out of Week 6 who will (read more...)

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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There have long been high hopes for the Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman, with the thought that he could emerge as one of the truly elite starters in the league.  To an extent he lived up to that hype in 2017, utilizing groundballs to produce an impressive ERA.  However there are significant questions behind the numbers, and it’s fair to wonder if he’ll take the next step forward in ’18 or (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) While there is some controversy hanging over Atlanta, there is little doubt that they own one of the elite farm systems in the game.  While no one is going to question who the top prospect is, after Ronald Acuna you could argue the order for the next 12-15 names.  Who do we view as good enough to include on this list?  Who are the best of the best?  Let’s take (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It was another crazy day around the NFL, with the biggest news being the injury to Aaron Rodgers (as well as Jameis Winston, though to a far lesser extent).  What are the biggest things that we learned from the action on the field?  Let’s take a look: 1) Will we have to downgrade the entire Green Bay offense… Obviously there is no replacing Aaron Rodgers, who could be lost for the (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There was some potential seen in Austin Hedges entering 2017, based solely on his performance at Triple-A the previous season (.326 with 21 HR over 334 PA).  While he did bring some of that power with him to San Diego, it would be hard to get excited about his final line: 387 At Bats .214 Batting Average (83 Hits) 18 Home Runs 55 RBI 36 Runs 4 Stolen Bases .262 On Base Percentage .398 Slugging Percentage .260 Batting Average (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Just hours before the start of Week 5 I know many people have questions running through their heads. Who should I start? Who should I sit?  Let’s take a look at how some of the recent news changes things: Samaje Perine – Washington Redskins – Running Back Rob Kelley is out, and that leaves Perine to carry the early down work in what should be a favorable matchup against San Francisco. (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There were high expectations for Matt Moore, with 2017 being his first full season pitching in the NL.  However at the end of the day the numbers were highly disappointing, as he struggled to both generate strikeouts and was consistently burnt by the long ball.  Just look at the numbers he generated: 174.1 IP 6 Wins 5.52 ERA 1.53 WHIP 148 Strikeouts (7.64 K/9) 67 Walks (3.46 BB/9) 37.7% Groundball Rate .320 BABIP Control was always the biggest concern, and (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There was a time when Alex Gordon was a solid option for fantasy owners, though those days feel like a lifetime ago.  He’s never been a source of significant power or speed, but an outfielder who produced 9 HR and 7 SB in 2017?  That alone makes him feel virtually unusable.  Then couple it with his averages over the past two seasons… 2016 – .220 2017 – .208 You can argue that the (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 – Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Miami This should be an obvious call, but Ryan threw 5 INT over two games before the bye week and simply hasn’t played like one of the elite (1,109 yards, 5 TD, 5 INT).  (read more...)