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Blindly Mining for Outfield Profit Part 2

Embed from Getty Images We will practice the same blind exercise as the previous article, but we will move down the ADP rankings to the beginning of round 12 in a 15-team league. At pick #180, we can find value and even possible keeper solutions while other owners concentrate on filling empty roster spots.2016 Fantasy Baseball OF Rankings We will look at three OF's today to...
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January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Looking Back: How Good Was Calvin Johnson?

Embed from Getty Images With the 2nd pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected Georgia Tech WR Calvin Johnson.  It was the fourth time in five years Detroit drafted a wide receiver in the first round.  They have not used a first round pick on a WR since.   Looking back, it would have been understandable for the Lions to have drafted Wisconsin T Joe Thomas...
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January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

How Your Scoring System Changes Fantasy Baseball - First Base

Embed from Getty Images You see fantasy baseball players ranked before their drafts, a month into the season, at the All-Star Break and when the season is over.  But what does it really mean, and how does it change the way you view MLB talent? 2016 Fantasy Baseball First Base RankingsWhen comparing two pitching scoring systems - I gathered the following data:League 1League...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Blindly Mining for Outfield Profit

Embed from Getty Images Malcolm Gladwell addresses our predisposition to make quick judgments about people in less than a second, and these judgments are difficult to erase. Just as we judge others quickly, we have preconceived notions with player names. What comes to mind when we hear Darryl Strawberry's name? How do our thoughts change quickly when hear Marquis Grissom or...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

How Your Scoring System Changes Fantasy Baseball - Catchers

Embed from Getty Images You see fantasy baseball players ranked before their drafts, a month into the season, at the All-Star Break and when the season is over.  But what does it really mean, and how does it change the way you view MLB talent? When comparing two pitching scoring systems - I gathered the following data:League 1League 2R - 2AB - (1)1B - 1H - 5.62B - 22B - 2...
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January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Trade Corey Dickerson to Tampa Bay Rays

Embed from Getty Images The Colorado Rockies have agreed to trade Corey Dickerson to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for multiple pitchers, including Jake McGee.   Dickerson will turn 27 this season and was limited to just 65 games last year due to a foot injury.  Tampa desperately needs some offensive weapons, as they ranked 6th worst in runs scored last season.  Evan...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday - All-Time Greats - Starting Pitchers

Embed from Getty Images Clayton Kershaw just pitched the greatest fantasy baseball season since Randy Johnson in 1999!  Kershaw scored 1570.98 points, the 33rd best season by a pitcher since 1970. All-Time Greats - CatchersAll-Time Greats - First Base All-Time Greats - Second Base - SoCalledFantasyExperts.comAll-Time Greats - Third BaseAll-Time Greats - ShortstopAll-Time...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

How Your Scoring System Changes Fantasy Baseball - Starting Pitchers

Embed from Getty Images You see fantasy baseball players ranked before their drafts, a month into the season, at the All-Star Break and when the season is over.  But what does it really mean, and how does it change the way you view MLB talent?Well that all depends on your league specific scoring system.  Over the next few weeks we will re-create this post for each position...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin Out 4-6 Weeks - Broken Hand

Report: Blake Griffin has broken hand after fight with team staff. https://t.co/l0vRRxHdtU pic.twitter.com/A21Fc9KGeN — Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) January 26, 2016 Things have gone from bad to worse for the Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin. Blake has been out with a quad injury since Christmas but will now miss additional time due to his broken hand. ...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Super Bowl 50 Bingo

Embed from Getty Images Looking for a fun, cheap way to host the greatest Super Bowl party of all time?!  Well then print out our Super Bowl Bingo game boards for your guests! It's all very simple: Click here File, Print There are 50 unique game boards (25 pages, 2 per page)If you do indeed use these Super Bowl 50 Bingo Boards, please leave a comment, and/or shout it...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

The Ultimate Super Bowl 50 Cookbook

We searched the internet far and wide asking the nation what they eat on Super Bowl Sunday. Here are some of the best answers we got from Reddit, Twitter, Facebook and our own experiences! This will be updated right up until the night before Super Bowl 50 so make sure you bookmark the page!50 Tweets About Super Bowl 50 xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">CSS Newbie Example: Show...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Early Power at Third

Embed from Getty Images If we want a third baseman with power, we can invest in one in the first round. NFBC owners are drafting four third basemen in the top ten overall. If we cannot find one later in the first round, we can wait a few rounds to draft a third baseman. Depending on where we draft, we may want to take OF's and SP's. First Rounders Josh Donaldson's power...
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January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

50 Tweets About Super Bowl 50

Embed from Getty Images It's all set. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos will face Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.  Super Bowl 50 will kickoff at 6:30pm EST, in Santa Clara, California at Levi Stadium on Sunday, February 7 on CBS. Manning and the Broncos defense beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 20-18. It was a classic Manning performance, finding his...
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January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Big Board

The Big Board 2016 is here! This is the definitive z-score calculator for creating player ranks/values and managing a draft board. Check out the official tutorial! I’ve personally put a ton of elbow grease into converting this from just the spreadsheet that I use to dominate my competitors in fantasy baseball into something that a much wider audience would find useful. It was...
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January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Mock Draft - Championship Weekend Edition

Embed from Getty Images Laquon Treadwell - WR - Ole Miss I think a lot of people are going to fall in love with this kids size. I just didn't see anything that blew me away. He does not have amazing speed, but that is not required to be an NFL WR. It certainly does help to become an elite NFL WR. His lack of top end speed will hinder him from a route tree point of view....
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Playoffs - NFC Championship - Arizona Cardinals @ Carolina Panthers

Embed from Getty Images The best two teams in the NFC will go head to head, as the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers will battle it out to earn a trip to Super Bowl 50. Both teams are coming off victories while suffering a scare last weekend. The Carolina Panthers nearly let a 31-0 halftime lead slip away against the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Panthers nearly saw...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Playoffs - AFC Championship - New England Patriots @ Denver Broncos

Embed from Getty Images Tom Brady vs Peyton Manning, I feel like we've seen this movie before. Oh that's right, we have 16 times before. Brady is 11-5 head to head vs. Manning and this 17th matchup could very well be the final battle we see between these two hall of fame quarterbacks. Brady and the Patriots have beaten Manning four of the last five meetings. The lone...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Young Shortstops are Playing for Keeps

Embed from Getty Images Last year, several young players joined the upper echelon of the SS ranks, and we expect at least one more name, Corey Seager, to join the top 10 Shortstops in 2016. Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor, and Addison Russell elevated the SS position in 2015, and keeper league owners are holding onto all three SS's in anticipation for their bright futures. Correa...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Sign Justin Upton

Embed from Getty Images The Detroit Tigers have made a splash this off season by signing free agent OF Justin Upton, a deal worth $132 million over six years. However the deal does have an opt-out after the second year. The 28 year old Upton will take over the left field duties in Detroit.Upton hit .251 last season with 26 home runs and 81 RBI with the Padres. He should be good...
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January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball Third Base Rankings

Embed from Getty Images Stats from Last Season (250 PA min) Yunel Escobar (.314) was the only 3B to hit .300\ Five other third basemen hit better than .290 Yunel Escobar leed with a.375 OBP Josh Donaldson and Justin Turner owned a OBP of .370 or better Nolan Arenado's .575 SLG was top among 3B At .568, Josh Donaldson was the only other third basemen better than .519 Matt...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball Shortstop Rankings

Embed from Getty Images Stats from Last Season (250 PA min) Xander Bogaerts led all SS with a .320 batting average Francisco Lindor hit .313 Jose Iglesias had a .300 BA Xander Bogaerts and Jung Ho Kang led all SS with a .355 OBP At .353, Francisco Lindor was the only other SS above .350 Xander Bogaerts 35 doubles was a position best Elvis Andrus hit 34 2Bs Brandon Crawford...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball Outfield Rankings

Embed from Getty Images Stats from Last Season (250 PA min) Bryce Harper's .330 BA led all outfielders Chris Colabello was the only other OF to hit .320+ Ten other OF hit .300 or better Bryce Harper led with a .460 OBP Mike Trout (.402) and Andrew McCutchen (.401) were the only others with a .400 OBP Michael Brantley led with 45 doubles Mookie Betts and Yoenis Cespedes ...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball Second Base Rankings

Embed from Getty Images Stats from Last Season (300 PA min) Dee Gordon led with a .333 BA Jose Altuve and Joe Panik each hit better than .310 Jason Kipnis and DJ LeMahieu were the only other .300 hitters Jason Kipnis (43) and Jose Altuve (40) were the only 2B with 40+ doubles Seven other second baseman hit 30+ 2Bs  Brian Dozier's 28 HRs led the position Robinson Cano ...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball First Base Rankings

Embed from Getty Images Stats from Last Season (300 PA min) Miguel Cabrera had the best batting average at 1B - .338 Chris Colabello, Paul Goldschmidt, Buster Posey and Joey Votto all hit better than .300 Paul Goldschmidt and Anthony Rizzo led all first baseman with 38 doubles 10 others hit at least 31, but no more than 34 2Bs Chris Davis (47) and Albert Pujols (40) were...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball Catcher Rankings

Embed from Getty Images Stats from Last Season (250 PA min) Buster Posey led all catchers with a .318 BA Nick Hundley and A.J. Pierzynski were the only others to hit .300 Derek Norris (33) was the only catcher to hit 30 doubles Buster Posey (28) and Salvador Perez (25) were the only others to hit at least 25 2Bs Eight other catchers hit 20+ doubles Brian McCann led all...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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