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Jordy Nelson Watch - Knee Injury

The initial diagnosis on #Packers WR Jordy Nelson is a torn ACL, source said. Horrible news. Awaiting MRI results to confirm. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 23, 2015>August 23, 2015 The NFL Preseason continues to be a thorn in the side of fantasy football owners. The Green Bay Packers may have lost WR Jordy Nelson to a torn ACL after Nelson went down with a non contact...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Top AAA Hitters

The Houston Astros continue to see their AAA hitters top this list.  Earlier in the year it was Preston Tucker followed by Jon Singleton and now Matt Duffy.  Let's not forget that Domingo Santana was in that mix too before being traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in the Carlos Gomez/Mike Fiers trade.  Santana was just called up today.  The Astros also called up Carlos Correa...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Top AAA Pitchers

Pat Dean, of the Minnesota Twins, has not allowed an earned run in three of this last four starts.  The one time he did though, he allowed 7 runs to cross home plate.  Since July 1, he owns a 2.71 ERA, winning five of his 10 starts, striking out 43 and walking 14 over 69.2 IP.  At 26 years old, Dean projects to be more of a bullpen guy/spot starter.   Mike Pelfrey is the...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball's Best Leadoff Hitters

View image | gettyimages.com Having a reliable leadoff hitter is important once a game. But these guys also get the most opportunities at the plate so you better make sure that guy can hit in any situation as well as being a spark plug in the 1st inning. Every team has a different approach with their leadoff hitter, some managers just slot their fastest player at the top...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kelvin Benjamin Tears ACL - Out for Season

View image | gettyimages.com The Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton will be without WR Kelvin Benjamin this season, after he tore his ACL at practice yesterday.  Benjamin was selected with the 28th overall pick in the NFL Draft last season, and caught 73 passes for 1,008 yards and 9 touchdowns as a rookie.  Newton targeted Benjamin a team high 146 times last season....
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Preseason Week 2 DraftKings DFS Thurs

Click to Play NFL Preseason DFS How fun is this?!  Fourth String Points Matter!  Thanks to DraftKings, we have Week 2 NFL Preseason DFS.     There are just two games this week, so you will have to decide between QBs like Kirk Cousins and Tyrod Taylor..    It's nights like tonight that Bryce Brown of the Buffalo Bills and Andre Roberts of the Washington Redskins...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Rankings - Wyndham Championship

View image | gettyimages.com Last chance junction, all travel beyond this point requires sufficient toll. Hard to believe that the 2014-2015 regular season is coming to a close, as it seems like just a few weeks ago that Billy Horschel stole the FedEx Cup, Rory McIlroy looked nigh unstoppable and Tiger Woods was no where to be seen. Much has changed, including on this side for the...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Would You Rather Have - Melvin Gordon or T.J. Yeldon

The RB position saw Le'Veon Bell, DeMarco Murray, Matt Forte and Marshawn Lynch score 200+ fantasy points in our .5 PPR league last season.  Arian Foster and Eddie Lacy were the only others to break 175 points.  Jamaal Charles and Justin Forsett made it 8 RBs with 150+ fantasy points.  There were only two rookies in the top 25 - Bengals Jeremy Hill (138pts) and...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Preseason Week 1 DraftKings DFS

Click to Play NFL Preseason DFS How fun is this?!  Fourth String Points Matter!  Thanks to DraftKings, we have Week 1 NFL Preseason DFS.  It's going to be hard to pick between Scott Tolzien and Brett Hundley prior to kickoff in the Green Bay Packers-New England Patriots game, but Aaron Rodgers isn't going to play more than a series or two, if he play sat all.  It's nights...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Would You Rather Have - DeAndre Hopkins or Brandon Marshall

Last season, in our 14 team .5 PPR fantasy football league, there were 12 WRs that put up 150 fantasy points. That group was of course led by Antonio Brown (239.45), Dez Bryant, Demarius Thomas and Jordy Nelson, who each put up 200+ points. The WR2 grouping featured players that were separated by just 20 points, with a nice mix of young studs and veterans. We should see similar...
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August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Rankings - PGA Championship

View image | gettyimages.com I'm not going to lie, its hard to work when it is both a Monday and Lazy Day, which should really be a national holiday. No matter my lackadaisical mood or general complacency, however, the fourth major of the year is abound and that means yet another opportunity to watch Dustin Johnson cataclysmically fall apart in some fashion or another. That might...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseballs Luckiest Hitters

View image | gettyimages.com Earlier we focused on those MLB players with the worst luck this season, looking at LD% and BABIP. Now we look at those around the Majors hitting lots of fly balls, and still owning a BABIP above .300. There have been just 63 players since 2010 that finished the season with a FB% greater than 40% and a BABIP over .300. 44% (28) of those came...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseballs Most Unlucky Hitters

View image | gettyimages.com The following is a list of players in the MLB who are hitting line drives in more than 20% of their ABs, but have a BABIP below league average. These are players that you might want to consider holding onto if you own them, or trying to acquire on the cheap as their luck could change, soon....hopefully! We have not updated this list since the...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Would You Rather Have - Julius Thomas or Delanie Walker

The TE position saw 9 players score 100+ fantasy points in our PPR league last season.  10 if you include Jason Witten's 97 points.  6 other TEs scored at least 5 touchdowns, including Josh Hill, who is now the New Orleans Saints starting TE, after they traded Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks.  With the TE becoming a focal point for many offenses, especially in the Red...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Floyd Broken Fingers - Out 6 Weeks

View image | gettyimages.com The Arizona Cardinals will be without WR Michael Floyd for six weeks, after he broke three fingers on his left hand.  That means the Cardinals will start the NFL season without Floyd.  Floyd led the Cards with 841 yards and 6 touchdowns, despite catching just 47 of his 99 targets.  John Brown was already trending up towards Floyd's ADP,...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football WRs to Target Late In Drafts

View image | gettyimages.com The end of a draft can be just as important as the beginning.  Last season, in our 14 team league, Greg Jennings was a 9th round pick, Doug Baldwin, Jordan Matthews and Kenny Stills went in the 10th, James Jones the 11th and finally Steve Smith Sr. in the 12th round!  They all finished as Top 50 WRs.  It only takes one play (or injury)...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Arian Foster Watch - Groin Injury Could Require Surgery

View image | gettyimages.com The Houston Texans may have to start the season without RB Arian Foster, after he suffered a groin injury at practice.  Foster has been injury prone his entire career, He missed 3 games last season after missing 8 games in 2013.  He has only scored 9 rushing touchdowns since scoring 15 in 2012, his 3rd consecutive 10+ TD season.  I wouldn't go...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Battle

View image | gettyimages.com The Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to score just 7 rushing touchdowns in 2014.  Josh McCown, their QB, scored 3 of them.  Doug Martin scored in Weeks 4 and 13, Bobby Rainey scored in Week 5 and Charles Sims scored in Week 17.  That's it.  Bobby Rainey was the only Bucs RB to rush for 100 yards (144, Week 2) before Doug Martin (108) joined...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Rankings - WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

View image | gettyimages.com Last year's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was the site of an historic victory. Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia's duel to the end made quite a spectacle, however, the Ulsterman's win is not the one of which I reference. No, I'm regaling the tale of my first significant victory in fantasy golf, netting more than 300 times my investment. The sweat was real...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

CBS Fantasy Football ADP Mock Draft

Average Draft Position is important to remember when you enter your fantasy football drafts this summer. If you do you homework, you will know which players are being undervalued and who is being overvalued, as well as the same for certain positions.  Two weeks ago we looked at Yahoo's ADP and last week we focused on ESPN. I removed all DEF/ST and Kickers from the list I made...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Top AAA Starting Pitchers

View image | gettyimages.com Some of these guys may have been traded at the deadline, sorry if the teams they play for are incorrect. The stats and teams are from MILB.com   More importantly, many of these guys have already been called up to the Majors.  Remember that in September the roster grow, so even more of those listed will get some MLB IP and could potentially help...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Top AAA Hitters

View image | gettyimages.com Some of these guys may have been traded at the deadline, sorry if the teams they play for are incorrect. The stats and teams are from MILB.com   More importantly, many of these guys have already been called up to the Majors.  Remember that in September the roster grow, so even more of those listed will get some MLB ABs and could potentially help...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball's Best Starting Pitchers Since the All-Star Game

View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies are the best team in the MLB since the All-Star Game, but they not been kind to fantasy owners.  Cole Hamels gave us a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs but has since been traded to the Texas Rangers.  Aaron Nola has looked good to start his career, but no one should have to stream an Adam Morgan, David Buchanan or Jerome...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball's Best Hitters Since the All-Star Game

View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies are the best team in the MLB since the All-Star Game, but they not been kind to fantasy owners.  Ryan Howard leads the team with 64 points on 5 XBH (3 HR) 14 RBI and 7 runs scored.  The return of Domonic Brown has been nice for Phillies fans, but he has scored just 48 points, the same as Cesar Hernandez.  Maikel Franco...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Trade Yoenis Cespedes to New York Mets

View image | gettyimages.com The New York Mets have redeemed themselves!  After failing to land Carlos Gomez, the Mets have acquired Yoenis Cespedes in a trade with the Detroit Tigers.  This time the Mets were able to keep Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores too! Cespedes is a huge upgrade and a right handed power bat that the Mets lacked. He will have to leave a Tigers lineup...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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