Brandon Funston

  • Big Board: Ranking Fantasy Football's top 50 assets

    Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade 20 hrs ago

    The Big Board takes into consideration past returns, current performance and expected future gains in determining who should be included among the top 50 fantasy football players. Essentially, the Big Board is a cheat sheet designed for a fantasy owner who is planning to participate in a draft today. Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football default scoring settings are used as the baseline for the Big Board.

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    Note: "vs. ECR" compares my rank to the Expert Consensus Rank (ECR) as compiled by FantasyPros.

    Next 10: Jarvis Landry, Mia, WR; Dion Lewis, NE, RB; Melvin Gordon, SD, RB; DeMarco Murray, Ten, RB; Jordan Matthews, Phi, WR; Larry Fitzgerald, Ari, WR; Jonathan Stewart, Car, RB; Matt Jones, Was, RB; Jeremy Hill, Cin, RB; John Brown, Ari, WR

  • Daily Dime: Backing Boston with Papi, Pedroia and Wright

    Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade 1 day ago

    As always when playing Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball, be sure to check the final lineups and the weather.

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    My full lineup (for all games starting after 4 pm PT):

    SP: Steven Wright ($45) –  He’s earned a victory in eight of his past 10 outings, has an ERA under 3 and he’s facing a non-threatening Minnesota offense that he shut the door on in a June 10 meeting (7.1 IP, 0 ER)

    SP: Adam Wainwright ($43) –  After a horrible start to the season, he’s looking more like the pitcher we know and love (0.39 ERA in three July starts)

    C: Yadier Molina ($7) – Has a hit in six straight games (including two home runs) and owns a solid 4-for-12 (.333) lifetime mark against San Diego RHP Andrew Cashner

  • Daily Dime: Arenado provides nice taste of the Rockies

    Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade 3 days ago

    As always when playing Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball, be sure to check the final lineups and the weather.

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    My full lineup (for all games starting after 4 pm PT):

    SP: Carlos Martinez ($44) –  Owns a 1.49 ERA over his past eight starts and faces a San Diego offense that ranks last in the league in OBP vs. right-handed pitching (.289)

    SP: Vince Velasquez ($43) –  Is 3-0 with a 2.12 ERA and 20 Ks in his past three starts (17 IP), and he picked up a victory against the Marlins the last time he faced them with five shutout innings (10 Ks) 

    C: Evan Gattis ($9) – Gets the platoon advantage vs. Oakland LHP Dillon Overton, who allowed eight earned runs over 3.0 IP in what was his second MLB start his last time out.

  • Daily Dime: The show goes on for Giancarlo Stanton

    Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade 7 days ago

    Whether in BP or in live games, Stanton has put on a power show in July (Getty)

    Welcome back for the second half of the ’16 fantasy baseball season. As you get set to dive in on the final two-and-a-half months of  Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball, we wanted to make sure you were apprised of the subtle scoring changes made to our DFS format. These changes are as follows:

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    My full lineup (for all games starting after 4 pm PT):

    SP: Stephen Strasburg ($55) –  Pay for the Nats’ ace (vs. Pittsburgh), who has won three of his past four contests and has allowed 2 ER or less in 11 of 16 starts this season

  • High Fives: Devon Travis' bat providing fireworks

    Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade 22 days ago

    The Yahoo Fantasy Baseball ’16 season is cruising towards the All-Star break. As we cross over into July, Brandon Funston, Dalton Del Don and Andy Behrens take a look at the current movers and shakers on the waiver wire that should pique the interest of fantasy owners. Let’s get to it …

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  • Daily Dime: Moss, Adams the Cards to play for Thursday

    Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade 22 days ago

    As always when playing Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball, be sure to check the final lineups and the weather.

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    My full lineup (for all games starting after 4 pm PT):

    SP: Madison Bumgarner ($56) –  Bumgarner has run off 13 consecutive Quality Starts and sits with Clayton Kershaw as the only two starters with a sub-2.00 ERA at the moment. He’ll oppose Oakland rookie LHP Dillon Overton, who allowed three home runs in his 5.2 inning MLB debut last time out

    SP: Jake Odorizzi ($41) –  Odorizzi will be at home (3.04 ERA), where his ERA is nearly two runs better than his road mark (4.93), and he’s facing Detroit RHP Jordan Zimmermann, who has produced a generous 6.48 ERA over his past seven starts

  • Daily Dime: Stocking your Tuesday lineup with Trout

    Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade 24 days ago

    As always when playing Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball, be sure to check the final lineups and the weather.

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    My full lineup (for all games starting after 4 pm PT):

    SP: Zack Greinke ($49) –  The pitching strategy for Tuesday is pretty straight-forward: Two ace-quality arms facing the two worst offenses in MLB (Philly and Atlanta)

    SP: Corey Kluber ($45) –  (see above)

    C: Yasmani Grandal ($9) –  Grandal has homered three times in 10 career ABs vs. Milwaukee RHP Chase Anderson – for a mere $9 bucks, I’ll play that history card

    1B: Adrian Gonzalez ($9) – Going to stick with the Dodgers/history theme with Gonzo, who has a 1.380 OPS mark against Milwaukee RHP Chase Anderson in 13 career ABs

  • Daily Dime: Yahoo experts' optimal Saturday lineups

    Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade 27 days ago

    OK, you know the drill: A pair of Yahoo fantasy experts are taking a shot with Saturday’s slate….

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    Andy Behrens P Madison Bumgarner, SF, $58 (vs. Phi) P Brandon Finnegan, Cin, $36 (vs. SD) C Welington Castillo, Ari, $14 (J. De La Rosa) 1B Carlos Santana, Cle, $18 (A. Sanchez) 2B Brandon Phillips, Cin, $9 (D. Pomeranz) 3B Eugenio Suarez, Cin, $11 (D. Pomeranz) SS Jed Lowrie, Oak, $8 (J. Chacin) OF Charlie Blackmon, Col, $23 (S. Miller) OF Yasiel Puig, LAD, $10 (J. Locke) OF Giancarlo Stanton, Mia, $10 (J. Lackey)

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  • High Fives: Melvin Upton Jr. demands your attention

    Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade 28 days ago

    The Yahoo Fantasy Baseball '16 season is nearing the halfway point of the season. As we cross over into the official summer starting line, the Yahoo pundits (Brandon Funston, Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don) take a look at the the movers and shakers on the waiver wire that should pique the interest of fantasy owners. Let's get to it ...

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    3. Cameron Maybin, Det - He's batting .339 with eight steals over 32 games since returning to action

    4. Brandon Moss, Stl - He's hitting .273/.366/.697 against right-handers, making him a must use in DFS and daily transaction leagues against RHP

       

    3. Danny Duffy, KC - He has a 23.1 K-BB% and is starting now (that would rank No. 6 overall among starters)

       

    3. Chase Utley, LAD - Has a .371 OBP against right-handers and often hits leadoff for the Dodgers

       

       

  • Daily Dime: Cubs, Diamondbacks lead the way Thursday

    Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade 29 days ago

    As always when playing Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball, be sure to check the final lineups and the weather.

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    My full lineup (for all games starting after 4 pm PT):

    SP: Jon Lester ($54) -  With a 2.06 ERA, five consecutive Wins and 0 ER allowed in his past two road starts (15 IP), Lester is easily the surest thing on the hill among a limited afternoon slate on Thursday

    SP: Tim Lincecum ($37) -  Let's see if Lincecum can work some magic yet again against Oakland, a team he beat in his '16 debut on June 18 with 6 IP of one-run ball - the A's have scored just 12 runs in their past six games

    1B: James Loney ($8) - Going cheap here with Loney, who has hit in nine of his past 10 games and was 2-for-3 in his previous meeting with Atlanta RHP Matt Wisler