Fantasy baseball in 2010 has a couple of surprises to start the season and a couple of early season busts that are making owners contemplate dropping them for available starters. Although this may be a good thing for some teams, it’s not always the best case of the long run. Baseball is a sport of failure, and it owners have to be patient with their teams. Knowing that players will have hot and cold streaks from time to time, it’s best not to put to much on early season starts and if your player is on these list it doesn’t indicate that the season may continue in the same fashion. Read the rest of this entry »
Is Albert Pujols the best hitter that we’ve ever known? That is a question that has been asked hundreds of times, and the debate doesn’t look like it’s going to go away any time soon.
To save time and even more confusion, I’m only going to do comparisons with players from the last three decades.
Today’s baseball bears little resemblance to the game that was played in past eras, so a comparison between Albert Pujols and Willie Mays for example just doesn’t stand up. Only players from the modern game could be compared.
As the game has evolved so much, we can’t tell how well players from the past would have played today, and vice versa. We can consider Pujols to be the batsman of our times on his merits alone. Read the rest of this entry »
While we’re in the midst of a lag between baseball seasons, there’s been a considerable amount of action worth discussing. With a number of exciting names in the mix, this should come as no surprise.
Many signings during the winter can have a profound impact upon the season to come. After all, look at what the Yankees were able to pull off last season. Read the rest of this entry »
Looking ahead to fantasy football playoffs, as though who follow this blog should be since they will be playing in the playoffs, right. Well for those that did draft right and have made the right plays each week the fantasy football playoffs are coming up pretty quick so it’s good to look at some players that may make a difference in the fantasy football playoffs in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »
2009 Fantasy Football is about half way over and the following is 5 players who are making a huge impact this season and have become no doubt play makers and must have fantasy options despite where they started this year. Fantasy Football 2009 has had a lot of surprises and some old reliables coming back, but the following 5 fantasy football players are people that may not have been on the radar when the season started but are now unquestionable fantasy players who you need to start every week. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2009 fantasy football season has been a very interesting one through the first six weeks of the year. We’ve seen many breakout players that no one really expected, and we’ve definitely seen our share of busts as well. Today we’re going to focus on the overachievers of the fantasy football world and which are the most meaningful fantasy football surprises.
Let’s give some respect to the guys who have gone above and beyond the call of duty so far. Having impressed just about everyone out there, here are three players we all wish we drafted when we had the opportunity to get them. Read the rest of this entry »
Kellen Winslow. eventually, the move to Tampa Bay to play with the Buccaneers ought to rejuvenate his career. In 2009, with so a bunch of uncertainty at the QB role, it’s probably sound to assume he won’t be generating stats similar to ’07. However, he ought to be a viable target for Byron Leftwich, in addition to a safety net for Josh Freeman (as soon as he’s prepared), so his catch total may be decent.
The following are more Fantasy Football Tight Ends that could be busts for fantasy football owners. Read the rest of this entry »
All too often in fantasy baseball, people go after the big names. While many big names can give great stats, there are smaller names who don’t stand out in any one category, but give a nice balance of stats across the board. These stats are often as valuable (if not more) as the stats put up by bigger names. Let’s look at some of these players. Read the rest of this entry »
Manny’s back into action. The most well-known player to ever get suspended during a season for 50 games because of failing a league required drug test is not back on the field and pretty much picking up where he left off. If there was ever any doubt about Manny Ramirez’s hitting skills, he is certainly putting the critics to rest with his play since returning to action Read the rest of this entry »
Fantasy Baseball is starting to heat up, which means some fantasy baseball players are getting hot, and other fantasy baseball players are getting hurt. The following are some trends that could help your team as well as some players to watch out for in case you already have them.
Players Getting Hot:
- Juan Pierre – Has been tearing it up since Manny went out. He looks to be an every day producer while ManRam is gone so if he is available in your league and you need some speed and runs, this is a great pick-up now. Read the rest of this entry »
Baseball is starting to heat up and that means fantasy baseball is heating up as well. The following are the fantasy baseball week 3 hot players. There are some big surprises to start the season in terms of overall teams. It’s nice to see the Royals sitting at the top of their division along with the Blue Jays in a tie for first with the Red Sox. Both teams are starting off really hot and they are showing some grit in terms of trying to maintain it. It will be great to see if they can hold on to their energy level and are able to sustain this type of effort for the entire season. Read the rest of this entry »
There have been quite a few surprises in baseball this year. Toronto’s hot start is quite unexpected and they are doing it on both sides of the ball. With some great young pitching in the form of Ricky Romero, and some hot bats like Aaron Hill, the Blue Jay’s are off to one of their best starts in franchise history. In addition, can anyone beat the Florida Marlins these days or should we just go ahead and give them the title now. With an 11-1 start they are by far the most surprising teams in baseball this year. They have been getting some good play across the field and in the batter’s box, and this young club will certainly be trying to make another run this year. The following are more fantasy baseball week 2 trends.
Baseball Hot Batters:
1. Ian Kinsler – Read the rest of this entry »
I’m watching the playoffs this weekend and noticing a few things that may help my fantasy football 2009 team. One, Joe Flacco is certainly a better QB that many give him credit for. In fact, I’m wondering why isn’t Joe rookie of the year. Where is Matt at these days. Not that they both didn’t have good years, and maybe over the course of the season Matt did enough to deserve the award, but why was Joe not even considered. There wasn’t one vote for him as the #1 candidate for Rookie of the Year, despite being one of two rookies to play every game and lead their team to the playoffs. Read the rest of this entry »
This year I had the unique honor of drafting first in one league, as well as the unlucky honor of drafting last in one league. Normally this wouldn’t be that big of a deal and just a coincidence, but there is an added twist to this story that makes it great for using as a test case for fantasy football draft research and how it effects teams. It wasn’t just my team that had this coincidence this year, but FantasyGirl also plays in both leagues and had the exact same draft spots but in reverse leagues. The league I drafted first, she drafted last, and vice-versa in the other league. This makes for an interesting observation of how the fantasy football draft research can make or break your season before you’ve even had a chance to pick. Read the rest of this entry »
Most leagues are either starting their playoffs this week, or going into their last regular season week before the playoffs. Either way, these are crucial games with must wins. Some of the surprises to look for and watch out for may help you make adjustments to get to the next round and keep your season going.
Fantasy Football Playoffs
Running Back Advice for Playoffs: Read the rest of this entry »