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Dynasty Stock Report: Looking At The Long-Term Outlook For Three RB (Peyton Barber & More)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Fantasy owners are always looking to find the next star running back, and in dynasty leagues that means grabbing any glimmer we see.  Let’s look at three young running backs who enjoyed varying days in Week 14 to try to determine their outlook for both 2017 and beyond:


Peyton Barber – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Despite breaking out in Week 13 (143 total yards on 27 touches), Barber was sent back behind the returning Doug Martin to start this one.  After Martin lost a fumble that all changed, and Barber again showed that he is currently the superior back:

  • Peyton Barber – 12 carries for 58 yards
  • Doug Martin – 10 carries for 26 yards and 1 TD Read more

Two Major Announcements Re: Rotoprofessor’s 2018 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide (OBP Rankings & Giveaway)!

Can you believe it’s already Thanksgiving?!  The 2018 Fantasy Baseball season is growing closer and it’s never too early to start planning for 2018. As a loyal Rotoprofessor reader/supporter, we wanted to give you the first opportunity to reserve your copy our 2018 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide!

I wanted to make two special announcements regarding this year’s guide:

  1. For the first time, we will be including positional OBP rankings as part of the main guide!  With the variations in league formats, this will just be another tool to help you prepare for your drafts/auctions!!
  2. Pre-order by the original release date (estimated as 01/17/18) and you will be entered to win an authenticated Curt Schilling autographed baseball (one lucky subscriber will win)
The price will be increasing this year to a whole $7.50 (I know, inflation). The pre-sale price is $6.25, which may be the best value you get to help prepare for your fantasy baseball season, so make sure to take advantage of it.

For those who have never experienced the guide, it is delivered through e-mail as an Excel spreadsheet and also includes:

  • Over 500 player projections (including some of the top prospects in the game)
  • Top 400 Overall
  • 2-page cheat sheet, perfect to take to your draft
  • The Rotoprofessor Staff’s quick take on every player projected
  • Expanded Rankings (i.e. Top 30 Catchers, Top 125 Starting Pitchers)
  • Top 50 rankings for Corner Infielders & Middle Infielders
  • Projected lineups and rotations
  • Top 50 Prospects for 2018 (Prospects who can make impact in ’18)
  • Top 5 Prospects for 2018 by team (Prospects who can make impact in ’18)
  • Top 40 “New” Dynasty Prospects
  • Auction Values (including NL/AL-Only)
  • Multiple Position Eligibility Chart
  • Closer Chart
  • Top 25 Sleepers for 2018
  • 15 Players Likely to be Overdrafted in 2018
Unlike paper guides our version will be updated every two-to-three weeks, helping you stay as prepared as possible.  The first draft was released on January 17, 2018 and the updates will begin after that.  I want to thank you all for supporting Rotoprofessor and make sure to reserve your copy of the 2018 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide today!

Sunday Morning Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Will Fuller, Giovani Bernard, Greg Olsen & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Just hours before the start of Week 14 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:


Kerwynn Williams – Arizona Cardinals – Running Back
With Adrian Peterson out once again it will be Williams set to carry the load.  In a similar situation last week against the Rams Williams erupted for 97 yards on 16 carries, though the matchup is a significantly tougher one in Tennessee (they’ve allowed the sixth fewest points per week to opposing RB).  In fact the Titans have been stellar against the run:

  • 868 rushing yards (third fewest)
  • 4 rushing TD (tied for third fewest) Read more

Thursday Night Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 14: Tevin Coleman, Drew Brees, Ted Ginn & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Thursday games are often tricky as it is, 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:


Atlanta Falcons

Must Start:

  • Julio Jones – Wide Receiver – Jones is one of the elite players in the game and while he was contained in Week 13 (2 receptions for 24 yards), he’s a week removed from a 12 catch, 253 yards, 2 TD explosion.  Of course the numbers don’t matter, Jones is a must start no matter what. Read more

Week 14 Rankings (2017): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Rob Gronkowski was primed to sit atop these rankings, but a one-game suspension will cost him the game.  That hurts fantasy owners as it takes one of the few dependable options off the table.  He’s not the only tight end we may be without, unfortunately, as Zach Ertz may not be cleared to return.  If we are without both of them, where should fantasy owners look?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Oakland
  2. Evan Engram – New York Giants – vs. Dallas
  3. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans – at Arizona
  4. Hunter Henry – Los Angeles Chargers – vs. Washington
  5. Jimmy Graham – Seattle Seahawks – at Jacksonville
  6. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – at Los Angeles Rams
  7. Jack Doyle – Indianapolis Colts – at Buffalo
  8. Austin Seferian-Jenkins – New York Jets – at Denver Read more

Stat of the Day: Devonta Freeman vs. Tevin Coleman

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

While the overall numbers appear to be close, the production for Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman, when Freeman receives at least 9 carries (nine games this season) shows a completely different story:

Devonta Freeman1467305
Tevin Coleman905633

In those nine games Coleman has gotten more than 9 carries once and hasn’t had more receptions (20 for Freeman vs. 19 for Coleman).  Over the course of the season the numbers look close, but that’s solely due to Coleman performing well while Freeman was on the sidelines. Read more

Week 14 Rankings (2017): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

The time is now for many as the fantasy playoffs kick off.  It’s an interesting week as well, with a few of the top quarterbacks drawing difficult matchups (though that doesn’t mean we could imagine sitting them down).  That’s not to say that all of the matchups are concerning, as there are some quarterbacks who appear to be heating up and walking into favorable matchups.  Throw in the “names”, who are never easy to value, and there are many landmines to maneuver through.  Let’s take a look at who we should be trusting:

  1. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – at Miami
  2. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – at Jacksonville
  3. Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles – at Los Angeles Rams
  4. Alex Smith – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Oakland
  5. Josh McCown – New York Jets – at Denver
  6. Philip Rivers – Los Angeles Chargers – vs. Washington
  7. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – vs. New Orleans Read more

10 Lessons Learned From Week 13: Kareem Hunt’s Outlook , Josh Gordon’s Return & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

After another Sunday of NFL football it’s hard not to walk away with more questions than answers.  As always it was yet another tough week, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t able to come able learning some valuable lessons.  Let’s take a look at 10 things we learned from Week 13:


1) That Theo Riddick is never going to carry the load for Detroit…
With Ameer Abdullah out this was Riddick’s shot, but instead it was undrafted rookie Tion Green that led the backfield in carries:

  • Tion Green – 11 carries for 51 yards and 1 TD
  • Theo Riddick – 9 carries for 21 yards and 1 TD Read more

Sunday Morning Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Antonio Brown, Kenyan Drake, Aaron Jones & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Just hours before the start of Week 13 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:


Aaron Jones – Green Bay Packers – Running Back
After missing two weeks Jones appears set to return.    However he returns to a different situation, as Jamaal Williams has stepped up in his absence:

  • vs. Baltimore – 96 total yards
  • at Pittsburgh – 135 total yards, 2 TD

Over the past three weeks, when Jones has gotten 18+ carries per game, he’s averaged a mere 3.2 yards per carry.  Jones was averaging a robust 5.3 yards per carry prior to getting hurt, and you would think he’d step back into the early down worth with Williams augmenting him and operating as the primary pass catcher.  Don’t be so fast to make that assumption, though.  According to Adam Schefter (via Twitter): Read more

Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2017): Week 13: Drew Brees, Dion Lewis, Marquise Goodwin & 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:


Start – Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Cincinnati

Roethlisberger certainly wasn’t playing like a superstar early in the season, though he’s started to light things up in recent weeks.  Here’s just a few of his recent numbers:

  • 4 TD in back-to-back games
  • 2+ TD in four of his past five
  • 299+ yards in three of his past four Read more