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Breaking Down the Bracket - West Region

Wisconsin is sitting pretty with the #1 seed in the West region, largely thanks to Frank "the tank" Kaminsky. You have to imagine the rest of the West will do their best to take Kaminsky out of Wisconsin's game plan, meaning guys like Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes will really have to step up for the Badgers. To reach the Final 4, Wisconsin will likely have to beat North Carolina and...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Bracket - South Region

Duke is the 1 seed in the South Region, and they also feature the potential #1 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft in Jahlil Okafor.  But it will be the play of Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook in the backcourt that allows Duke to play Kentucky in the NCAA Championship game.  However, they have to go through either Gonzaga or Iowa State to reach the Final Four first. View image | gettyimages...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Bracket - Midwest Region

The Midwest bracket is host to the #1 team in the country, the University of Kentucky. This UK team might be the best and deepest team in NCAA history, as they are currently 34-0. They are led by two future top 10 and potential top 5 picks, 7 footers, Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein. However teams like Kansas, Notre Dame, Maryland and West Virginia will make it their...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Are the Cincinnati Reds Putting Anthony Cingrani in the Bullpen?

The Cincinnati Reds won just 76 games last season, largely due to a Joey Votto injury and Jay Bruce hitting .217.  Their offense was near the bottom in most categories, saved from last by Todd Frazier, but the pitching staff was average to above average, thanks to Johnny Cueto having a Cy Young type season.  But instead of making changes to the offense, which they attempted...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Risk and Reward - Arnold Palmer Invitational

I get it, I really do. Downton Abbey is a fine show and an interesting artistic effort to portray England's historical class system. But $40,000 to redecorate your office in a theme that matches the show? Using taxpayer dollars, no less! Look, I love golf and fantasy golf probably as much, if not more, than Mr. Aaron Schock of the Illinois legislature, but I don't know if I could...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of The San Diego Padres

The Biggest Home run ever hit in Petco Park was not by a player, but by new GM A.J. Preller. He came in like the Grinch who stole Christmas from all of the big markets to Friar fans delight. The days of avoiding Padres on draft day are over.Just How Good Will the Padres Be in 2015? View image | gettyimages.com PlayerGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPSKemp719391027110.4740.5000.8421...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Pitching Trends

Taking a look back at stats from the 2012 MLB season through last season, we discovered some pretty interesting trends that can help you win your fantasy baseball league!  Just so we are clear, these are not the best pitchers in baseball, just those that are getting better each season.10+ Wins201220132014Adam Wainwright141920Clayton Kershaw141621Doug Fister101416Rick Porcello101315...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Hitting Trends

Taking a look back at stats from the 2012 MLB season through last season, we discovered some pretty interesting trends that can help you win your fantasy baseball league!  Just so we are clear, these are not the better hitters in baseball, just those that are getting better each season. AVG .250+201220132014Adam Lind0.2550.2880.321Ben Revere0.2940.3050.306Kyle Seager0.2590.2600...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Rankings - Arnold Palmer Invitational

I'm going to take a typical golfer reaction to last week and blame everyone but myself for how my teams performed. I've noticed a marked decline in my points since I've restarted writing here and it has absolutely nothing to do with my terrible picks despite having the winner in my rankings for many of the weeks thus far. Death by analysis. Also, I've got entirely too much cultural...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Tommy John Surgery Likely for Mets Zack Wheeler

There was nothing but hype surrounding the New York Mets in 2015 with the return of Matt Harvey and a plehteora of young arms.  But reports are that Zack Wheeler has a torn UCL and will require Tommy John surgery. BREAKING: #Mets Zack Wheeler has a torn UCL in his pitching elbow. http://t.co/UDx12xV61I - @ESPNNewYork View image | gettyimages.com Last year not only did...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Mock Draft - Selection Sunday Edition

View image | gettyimages.com # TeamDraft 1 New York KnicksKarl Towns 2 Philadelphia 76ersD'Angelo Russell 3 Minnesota TimberwolvesJahlil Okafor 4 Los Angeles LakersEmmanuel Mudiay 5 Orlando MagicMario Hezonja 6 Sacramento KingsWillie Cauley-Stein 7 Denver NuggetsStanley Johnson 8 Detroit PistonsKelly Oubre 9 Atlanta Hawks (Swap with Brooklyn)Kristaps Porzingis 10 Boston...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Brees With vs Drew Brees Without Jimmy Graham

The New Orleans Saints have retooled and look a lot more like the Saints of old, than the Saints us fantasy football players fell in love with.  Jimmy Graham did not come around until the 2010 NFL season, and it wasn't until the 2011 season the he broke out.  Drew Brees signed on with New Orleans prior to he 2006 season.  After a 10-6 record to begin the new era of football...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish To Have Tommy John Surgery

The 2015 MLB season has not even started but it's already off to an awful start for the Texas Rangers. They have learned that their ace Yu Darvish will have to undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire season.  Texas acquired long time Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo this offseason, who will now be the Ace of their staff that features Derek Holland, Ross Detwiler...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Sign C.J. Spiller, Trade Kenny Stills to Dolphins

The New Orleans Saints continue to retool their roster, signing RB C.J. Spiller and trading away a young promising WR in Kenny Stills to the Miami Dolphins for Dannell Ellerbe and  3rd round draft pick.  This after trading away Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks for a 1st round pick and Max Unger.  New Orleans was able to re-sign Mark Ingram but released Pierre Thomas...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Sign Darren McFadden

In an attempt to replace DeMarco Murray and his 392 carries, the Dallas Cowboys have added veteran RB Darren McFadden.  McFadden joins Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar in the Cowboys backfield and his injury history alone will prevent him from from seeing 225 carries, something he has never done in his 7 year career before!  Last season was the first time he played in all 16...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Over/Under Valued

Fantasy Pros has a great Average Draft Position tool, that can show you the difference in a players value between Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, NFBC, Fantrax and RT Sports leagues.  We took a look at the top 100 players overall, on average, drafted in Yahoo, ESPN, CBS and NFBC leagues and found which players the "average" (Yahoo, ESPN, CBS) fantasy baseball owners were over/under valuing compared...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMarco Murray Signs With Philadelphia Eagles

Free Agent RB DeMarco Murray and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a deal.  Ryan Mathews had agreed to a deal with Philly, but never signed, and after the Eagles acquired Sam Bradford (Murray's college QB and roommate at Oklahoma), Murray expressed interested playing in Chip Kelly's spread offense. Murray spent his first 4 NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, gaining 5,726...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles Sign Ryan Mathews

After a wild first day of NFL Free Agency, the Philadelphia Eagles continue to retool their roster, signing RB Ryan Mathews.  Mathews has some big shoes to fill in Philly, taking over for LeSean McCoy.  Mathews will share the backfield with Darren Sproles and Chris Polk, something that he was used to with the San Diego Chargers with guys like Ronnie Brown and Danny Woodhead...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Soler-Baez-Bryant Hit Back-Back-Back Jacks

Have fun this year Cubs fans, and get used to awesome things like Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant hitting back-back-back home runs.
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Risk and Reward - Valspar Championship

I've got to try to keep this one fairly short, so I apologize if this post is somewhat bereft of humorous references to Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines controversy and Jeremy Clarkson's fracas. Mid-terms are here, so that means I've got to spend some of my few brain cells working toward that end. What does that all mean for you? Nothing really, in fact, I'm sure you're quite relieved...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams-Eagles Swap Sam Bradford-Nick Foles

Chip Kelly continues to build the Philadelphia Eagles his way, this time trading Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for Sam Bradford.  I guess we will finally get to see if Bradford was worth $100 million if he can stay healthy!  Bradford will be a risky pick in fantasy football outside of 14 team leagues and 2 QB formats.  Foles will probably be the first guy picked...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Trade Jimmy Graham to Seahawks

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to trade TE Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks. WHOA! View image | gettyimages.com Graham was Drew Brees favorite target and now joins a Seahawks team that desperately needed an offensive weapon for Russell Wilson.  With the way the Seahawks defense gives the offense tremendous field position and Beast Mode Marshawn Lynch returning...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Stroman Tears ACL - Out for Season

The Toronto Blue Jays will be without SP Marcus Stroman for the 2015 MLB season, after he tore his ACL.  Stroman was ranked 35th in our Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitching rankings prior to the injury. This is a tough blow to a Blue Jays rotation that is not very deep and will rely heavily on veterans R.A. Dickey and Mark Buehrle.  Drew Hutchison, Marco Estrada and Aaron ...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Football Giants Sign Shane Vereen

The New York Giants and free agent RB Shane Vereen have agreed to a ? year $? deal.  Vereen joins Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams in the Giants backfield.  Vereen will give Eli Manning another dangerous weapon in the pass attack, joining Odell Beckham Jr., a healthy Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle and whatever Larry Donnell really is.  The Giants gained the 7th most yards...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Andre Johnson and Frank Gore Sign with Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts were a 45-7 loss, to Tom Brady and the eventual Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, away from a Super Bowl appearance last season.  Now, they add Andre Johnson and Frank Gore to the mix!  After reportedly agreeing to the sign on with Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles, Gore backed out after the Houston Texans cut Johnson.  Gore and...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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