Brandon Funston

  • High Fives: Devon Travis' bat providing fireworks

    Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade 20 hrs 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 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: 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 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: 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 6 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 7 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 8 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

  • Daily Dime: Noah floats Tuesday DFS boat

    Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade 10 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: Noah Syndergaard ($56) -  A top 5 fantasy ace, and the hardest-throwing one at that. Even against a surging Royals team, pay the premium

    SP: Colby Lewis ($39) -  Has delivered a Quality Start in nine of his past 10 outings, and a Win in four of his past six turns

    C: Yadier Molina ($8) -  7-for-16 (.438) in his career against Cubs RHP Jason Hammel

    1B: Paul Goldschmidt ($24) - Has homered in three of his past six games, and is 1-for-3 with a HR in his career against Toronto RHP Marco Estrada

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  • High Fives: Cubs catching phenom among week's top adds

    Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade 14 days ago

    The Yahoo Fantasy Baseball '16 season is cruising towards the All-Star break. With that in mind, Brandon Funston, Scott Pianowski 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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    3. Jose Reyes, FA  - You don't have to like the guy, but he's gonna play somewhere. Maybe KC, maybe elsewhere. If you'd stashed him, hold. 

    4. Steve Pearce, TB - Eligible at three spots, including 2B, and he's hitting a ton. We know the power is plentiful.  

       

    3.  Trevor Bauer, Cle -  You won't roll with him in every start, but he's approved for use against the White Sox in his next turn.

       

    3.  Ryan Rua, Tex - He's giving us power, speed and average, and he's been streaking in recent days.

       

       

  • Daily Dime: Moss is Tuesday's trump Card

    Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade 17 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: Jacob deGrom ($56) -  deGrom faces a Pittsburgh squad that he took a loss against his last time out. But he delivered a Quality Start in that road contest, and fanned nine Pirates without walking a batter. He'll get them at home on Tuesday, where he owns a 2.03  ERA in five starts. I like his chances of gaining the upper hand this time around.

    C: Matt Wieters ($11) -  Wieters has had success against Boston LHP David Price, compiling a healthy .871 OPS in 47 career ABs.

    OF: Coco Crisp ($13) -  Crisp is hitting .350 (7-for-20) in his career against Texas LHP Martin Perez.

  • High Fives: Finding Trayce evidence on waivers

    Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade 21 days ago

    The Yahoo Fantasy Baseball '16 season is already a quarter of the way home. With that in mind, 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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    3. Javier Baez, CHC  - After the Soler injury, Baez has a neat path to playing time at a variety of spots. Great position flexibility, excellent power upside.

    4. Ketel Marte, Sea - He's back from the DL and running aggresively, swiping three bags in his last two games. 

       

    3.  Trevor Bauer, Cle -  Bauer is coming off a 10-K start and he's got the Angels up next. Take him for a test-drive.

       

    3.  Willson Contreras, CHC - Joe Maddon has already said that Contreras will make it to the majors this season. He's been a hitting machine at Iowa.