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Chicago Cubs Sign Jason Heyward

View image | gettyimages.com The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a contract with free agent OF Jason Heyward.  Heyward hit .293 in his only year with the St. Louis Cardinals, well above his .265 career average, after the Atlanta Braves traded him for Shelby Miller prior to the start of the season.  Hayward is just 26 years old and has been in the Majors since the 2010 season. ...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Playoffs TE Strength of Schedule

View image | gettyimages.com Tight Ends Playing the 49ers, Dolphins & Jets  Gary Barnidge (49ers Week 14) Will Tye (Dolphins)  Delanie Walker (Jets) Tyler Eifert (49ers Week 15) Antonio Gates (Dolphins)  Jason Witten (Jets) Eric Ebron (49ers Week 16)  Coby Fleener (Dolhpins) Scott Chandler (Jets) Tight Ends Playing the Jaguars, Lions & Saints Coby...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Playoffs WR Strength of Schedule

View image | gettyimages.com Wide Receivers Facing the Bears, Broncos & Falcons DeSean Jackson (Bears - Week 14) Amari Cooper/Michael Crabtree (Broncos) Ted Ginn Jr./Devin Funchess (Falcons) Mike Wallace/Stefon Diggs (Bears - Week 15) Antonio Brown/Martavis Bryant (Broncos) Allen Robinson (Falcons) Mike Evans/Vincent Jackson (Bears - Week 16) A.J. Green...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Trade Ken Giles to Astros

View image | gettyimages.com The Houston Astros have acquired closer Ken Giles via trade with the Philadelphia Phillies.  Vincent Velasquez and Brett Oberholtzer are at the center of the deal.  Luke Gregerson led Houston with 31 saves last season.  Giles saved 15 games for Philly, after they traded Jonathan Papelbon to the Washington Nationals at the end of July.  With...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints RB Mark Ingram Out for Season - Shoulder

View image | gettyimages.com The New Orleans Saints will be without RB Mark Ingram for the rest of the season as he deals with a shoulder injury.  Ingram currently ranks third among fantasy running backs this season with 120.70 points, bested by Devonta Freeman (164.85) and Adrian Peterson (137.05).  Ingram has been part of the Saints pass attack, adding 50 receptions, despite...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Playoffs RB Strength of Schedule

View image | gettyimages.com Running Backs Facing the Dolphins, Eagles & Saints Shane Vereen (Dolphins - Week 14) LeSean McCoy (Eagles) Doug Martin (Saints) Danny Woodhead/Melvin Gordon (Dolphins - Week 15) David Johnson (Eagles) Theo Riddick/Ameer Abdullah (Saints) Frank Gore (Dolphins - Week 16) Alfred Morris/Chris Thompson (Eagles) T.J. Yeldon (Saints...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Playoffs QB Strength of Schedule

View image | gettyimages.com Quarterbacks Facing the Broncos, Patriots & Ravens Derek Carr (Broncos - Week 14) Brian Hoyer (Patriots) Russell Wilson (Ravens) Ben Roethlisberger (Broncos - Week 15) Marcus Mariota (Patriots) Alex Smith (Ravens)  Andy Dalton (Broncos - Week 16) Ryan Fitzpatrick (Patriots) Ben Roethlisberger (Ravens)  Quarterbacks Facing...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves Trade Shelby Miller to Diamondbacks

View image | gettyimages.com The MLB Winter Meetings were very productive today. The Yankees acquired Starlin Castro, Cubs signed Ben Zobrist and now the Diamondbacks have acquired Shelby Miller in a trade with the Atlanta Braves. Remember, the Braves traded Jason Heyward last Winter to acquire Miller from the Cardinals.  Miller will join Zack Greinke and Patrick Corbin...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Trade Starlin Castro to Yankees, Sign Ben Zobrist

View image | gettyimages.com The Chicago Cubs made two bold moves today, trading Starlin Castro to the New York Yankees for Adam Warren and Brendan Ryan. and signing 34 year old free agent Ben Zobrist to a 4 year $56 mil contract.  Addison Russell will play SS full time in 2016.  Didi Gregorius had a solid finish to the 2015 MLB season hittin .2954 after the All-Star break...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

20 Team Fantasy Football Season Recap

View image | gettyimages.com The fantasy football playoffs are here and that means it's time to recap the regular season!  After out draft, Yahoo predicted how the season would turn out.  They predicted a team would go 12-1, and they were correct.  It's just they predicted the wrong team!  For the ease of who is who, I will name the teams in they order they actually finished...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football's Best Weekly Lineups

View image | gettyimages.com With fantasy football's regular season complete, I decided to look back at the season and create the top scoring lineups from each week.  The rosters feature (1) QB, (2) RB, (2) WR, (1) TE, (1) FLEX Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Drew Brees and Tom Brady each lead the QB position in points twice. Devonta Freeman (3) and DeAngelo Williams are...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Trade Aroldis Chapman to Dodgers

View image | gettyimages.com The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Aroldis Chapman via trade with the Cincinnati Reds.  In exchange, the Dodgers will send two prospects to Cincy. 9:33am: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets that none of Julio Urias, Corey Seager or Jose De Leon are headed to the Reds in the trade. The Dodgers, though, have plenty of other enticing prospects in their...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Sign Jeff Samardzija

View image | gettyimages.com Pitching is highly valued in the MLB, and nothing makes that more clear than the San Francisco Giants signing free agent Jeff Samardzija to a 5 year $90 mil contract.  Samardzija allowed the most hits, runs and home runs in the American League last season, finishing with a 4.96 ERA.  A return to the National League and pitching at AT&T Park will...
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December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Sign Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke will stay in the National League West, but not with the Los Angeles Dodgers or the San Francisco Giants. Instead, the Arizona Diamondbacks offered Greinke a contract he could not refuse. Just hours after David Price was introduced in Boston, Greinke agreed to a 6 year $206 mil deal with the Diamondbacks. Tigers Sign Jordan Zimmermann Greinke will lead a Diamondback...
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December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sign David Price

The Boston Red Sox continue to spend money like it grows on trees, this time signing free agent SP David Price to a record setting 7 year $217 mil contract. It will match Miguel Cabrera's season high $31 mil per year, also handed out by Dave Dombrowski.  For some odd reason, the Red Sox also already agreed to a $13 mil 2 year deal with OF Chris Young. Remember, under a different...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Third Quarter Under Review

Keith Allison - Flickr We are now entering Week 13 of NFL action, and that means the fantasy football playoffs are right around the corner!  The past four weeks have provided us with Cam Newton being the #1 QB thanks to 12 touchdowns (3 rushing).  Adrian Peterson reminded us why he is the best RB in the NFL, rushing for 531 yards and five touchdowns in the Vikings four games...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Basketball Rookies

We are not even finished with the first quarter of NBA action this season, but rookies are making an impact around the league.  Jahlil Okafor and Emmanuel Mudiay are averaging over 30 minutes per game, while eight other rookies are playing 20+ minutes each night.  The first four picks are all averaging double digit points per game and so is the 7th overall pick, Mudiay.  Karl...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham Season Over - Patellar Tendon Surgery

View image | gettyimages.com The Seattle Seahawks will be without TE Jimmy Graham for the rest of the NFL season, as Graham will require Patellar Tendon surgery.  The Seahawks acquired Graham in a trade with the New Orleans Saints back in March.  We were all led to believe the Seahawks would be impossible to stop in the Red Zone with Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch and Jimmy...
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November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Sign Jordan Zimmermann

Keith Allison Flickr Jordan Zimmermann wasted no time finding a new home, as the free agent SP has agreed to signed with the Detroit Tigers for $110 mil over 5 years.   The Tigers also acquired OF Cameron Maybin this offseason in a trade with the Atlanta Braves.   At 4.64, the Tigers had the third worst ERA in the MLB last season.  Zimmermann will help, joining Justin...
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November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman OUT vs Vikings

View image | gettyimages.com The Atlanta Falcons will be without RB Devonta Freeman again in Week 12 as he recovers from a concussion suffered in last weeks loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The Falcons will turn to rookie Tevin Coleman, who has seen limited action this season due to injuries and the rise of Freeman. Coleman gained just 48 yards on 17 carries against a Colts...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Mock Draft - Black Friday Edition

View image | gettyimages.com Browns - Joey Bosa Titans - Laremy Tunsil Chargers - Ronnie Stanley Cowboys - Jalen Ramsey Lions - Robert Nkemdiche Ravens - Vernon Hargreaves III 49ers - Jared Goff Dolphins - Emmanuel Ogbah Raiders - Myles Jack Jaguars - Jaylon Smith Rams - Connor Cook Redskins - Laquon Treadwell Bears - DeForest Buckner Eagles - Reggie Ragland Saints...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco Out for Season - Torn ACL

View image | gettyimages.com It just went from bad to worse for the Baltimore Ravens.  In picking up their third win of the NFL season, the Ravens lost RB Justin Forsett and QB Joe Flacco to season ending injuries! Forsett broke his arm and Flacco has a torn ACL.  Matt Schaub will take over at QB. The Ravens aerial attack has been average this season, starting without...
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November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Forsett Out for Season - Broken Arm

View image | gettyimages.com Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett broke his arm today and will be out for the rest of the season. Baltimore already lost Steve Smith to a season ending injury and at 2-7, the Ravens are looking towards the NFL Draft and free agency.  Javorius Allen is second on the team in carries with 42 carries and 182 yards rushing and is now a must own in fantasy...
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November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves Trade OF Cameron Maybin to Tigers

Keith Allison Flickr The Atlanta Braves have zero interest in competing next season.  They are making this very clear by trading SS Andrelton Simmons to the Angels and now OF Cameron Maybin to the Tigers.  In return, Atlanta will get Ian Krol and Gabe Speier from Detroit. Maybin had a career year last season, hitting .267 with 10 home runs and 59 RBI, all career highs.  Maybin...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo Handing Out Assists Like Thanksgiving Turkeys

Over the last 14 days, Rajon Rondo has totaled 103 assists, including seven straight games with 10+ assists.  During that same period, only Draymond Green, Ish Smith and Russell Westbrook have totaled 60+!  Jarrett Jack, Dennis Schroder and James Harden are the only other with 50 assists since November 6th.  Rondo does however have 42 turnovers in the Kings last eight games...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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