Dalton Del Don

  • Mostly NFL Notes: Some 2015 Season Predictions

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    Julio Jones finishes as the No. 1 fantasy wide receiver, going for 1,750 yards and 12 touchdowns.

    Todd Gurley is a top-five fantasy back over the final eight weeks of the season.

    Sam Bradford stays healthy and is a top-10 fantasy quarterback.

    After scoring twice (in the first half) in Week 1 against Dallas last year, Vernon Davis didn’t see a single target in the red zone the rest of the season, finishing with just one (for reference someone named Jack Doyle saw eight). Davis has twice scored 13 touchdowns during his career, with the latest as recent as 2013. He rebounds and is a top-10 fantasy tight end in 2015.

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    Ben Watson has more fantasy points than Josh Hill.

    Dan Herron becomes a top-10 fantasy back for multiple weeks and is one of the players owners spend most of their FAAB on this season.

    Hot take alert: Trent Richardson never takes another snap in the NFL.

    Cameron Artis-Payne becomes fantasy relevant, with owners rushing to their waiver wire for him at some point.

  • Daily Dime: Paying up for Matt Harvey and going cheap with hitters

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    Here are 10 DFS recommendations for Wednesday’s slate on Yahoo but be sure to double-check the weather and lineups before first pitch approaches.

    Matt Harvey, SP, vs. Phi (Nola), $56: He hasn’t allowed more than two runs in any of his last eight starts, including a 0.52 ERA over his last five outings, with a 33:2 K:BB ratio over 34.2 innings. The Mets are also by far the biggest favorite of the day (-250), so Harvey seems worthy of paying his price tag, especially with no obvious cheap options at SP on Wednesday.

    R.A. Dickey, SP, vs. Cle (Bauer), $41: He has a 3.36 ERA and 1.13 WHIP at home this season and is backed by an offense that’s scored nearly 100 more runs than the next closest team. Toronto is -175 favorites Wednesday, yet Dickey remains moderately priced.

    Yasmani Grandal, C, vs. SF (Leake), $13: He has one hit over his last 11 games, but Grandal has 15 homers over 257 at bats against right-handed pitchers this season.

    Ben Paulsen, 1B, vs. Ari (Anderson), $15: He’s hitting .289/.340/.508 against RHP this year and will be playing in Coors Field.

  • Daily Dime: Going with Donaldson, Cruz and bargain pitchers

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    Here are 10 DFS recommendations for Friday’s slate on Yahoo but be sure to double-check the weather and lineups before first pitch approaches.

    Josh Donaldson, 3B, vs. Det (Boyd), $25: He sports a .340/.416/.701 line against southpaws this season, as well as a 1.040 OPS at home. Donaldson is on pace to finish with 43 homers, 124 runs scored and 129 RBI. Matt Boyd has allowed nine earned runs over 11.0 innings on the road this season. Donaldson isn’t cheap, but he sure looks like the top play Friday.

    Chase Anderson, SP, vs. Oak (Gray), $25: He has a decent enough 4.28 ERA on the year and a 3.2:1 K:BB ratio at home this season. Sonny Gray is obviously great, but the A’s have just a .699 OPS on the year, so Anderson is a nice bargain as the cheapest pitcher on the board.

    Erasmo Ramirez, SP, vs. KC (Volquez), $37: He has a 2.55 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP over 60.0 innings at home this season.

    Prince Fielder, 1B, vs. Bal (Gausman), $16: He’s batting .352 against RHP this season with more walks (28) than strikeouts (26).

  • Mostly NFL Notes: A 2015 AFC Season Preview

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    If you missed my NFC preview, check it out here. Now onto my AFC piece, once again filled with fantasy predictions.

    AFC East

    1. New England Patriots 11-5

    2. Miami Dolphins 8-8

    3. Buffalo Bills 7-9

    4. New York Jets 7-9

    Comments/Fantasy predictions: Despite Tom Brady missing games, LeGarrette Blount finishes as a top-25 fantasy back, and Rob Gronkowski proves worthy of being a top-five overall pick...Lamar Miller remains efficient yet continues to disappoint fantasy owners, as the coaching staff still doesn’t view him as a true workhorse (he wasn’t given 20 carries in a game last season)...Ryan Tannehill also lets down his owners, finishing outside the top-15 fantasy quarterbacks. Last year’s 27 TD passes will be tough to repeat unless he greatly improves his 6.9 YPA, and there was a lot of turnaround in the Dolphins’ receiving corps.

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    AFC North

    1. Baltimore Ravens 10-6

  • Mostly NFL Notes: A 2015 NFC Season Preview

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    Here's a look at my preview of the NFC this season, loaded with fantasy predictions. The AFC version will be out Wednesday.

    NFC East

    1. Dallas Cowboys 10-6

    2. Philadelphia Eagles 9-7 (Wild Card)

    3. New York Giants 8-8

    4. Washington Redskins 6-10

    Comments/Fantasy predictions: Tony Romo led the NFL in YPA (8.5), completion percentage (69.9) and QBR (83.6) last season. He finished with two fewer TD throws (34) than his career high despite attempting 85 fewer passes. With the team’s RB situation in flux, expect a top-five fantasy QB performance. He’s clearly a legit MVP candidate...Joseph Randle got 6.7 YPC last season (when he had 10+ yards on 22% of his carries that led the NFL) and should get the first crack at inheriting one of the best roles in the NFL – running behind Dallas’ dominant offensive line, which helped DeMarco Murray total 2,261 yards. Randle is a risk but has top-10 upside...Terrance Williams reaches 1,000 receiving yards...The Cowboys have a real chance to win the Super Bowl this season.

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  • Daily Dime: Going with Dan Haren, Joe Ross and stacking Coors Field

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    Here are 10 DFS recommendations for Saturday’s slate on Yahoo but be sure to double-check the weather and lineups before first pitch approaches.

    Dan Haren, SP, vs. Atl (Perez), $39: He has a 3.6:1 K:BB ratio on the year and is underpriced here as the starter for the team that’s by far the most favored team Saturday at -230. The Braves have scored the fewest runs in baseball this season, and Williams Perez has a 46:37 K:BB ratio over 74.2 innings. 

    Joe Ross, SP, vs. Mil (Yungmann), $39: He’s struggled of late but still owns an impressive 54:9 K:BB ratio on the year with a 1.08 WHIP. He also has a 13.4 SwStr%, which to put into perspective would rank No. 7 among all starters if he qualified. The Nationals are also the third-most favored team on the board in a game with an over/under of just seven.

    Nick Hundley, C, vs. NYM (Niese), $14: He’s a catcher who’s played just one day in a row, facing a lefty and is hitting in Coors Field.

    D.J. LaMahieu, 2B, vs. NYM (Niese), $16: He’s facing a southpaw in Coors Field and reasonably priced.

  • Daily Dime: Looking at cheaper pitching while loading up on hitting

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    Here are 10 DFS recommendations for Wednesday’s slate on Yahoo but be sure to double-check the weather and lineups before first pitch approaches.

    Mark Buehrle, SP, at Phi (Morgan), $39: Things didn’t work out great for R.A. Dickey on Tuesday, but the Blue Jays are once again the biggest favorites of the day, and there are a dozen pitchers more expensive than Buehrle. He offers little strikeout upside but has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his past 13 outings. Meanwhile, opposing pitcher Adam Morgan has a 26:14 K:BB ratio over 50.1 innings.

    Nathan Eovaldi, SP, vs. Min (Santana), $25: He has a 3.41 ERA at home this season and is the cheapest pitcher available Wednesday despite the Yankees being one of the more favored teams on the board. Eovaldi’s average fastball velocity (96.4 mph) is by far the highest among all starters, for what it’s worth.

    Buster Posey, C, at Stl (Garcia), $18: He’s facing a tough pitcher, but Posey is easily the best catcher in baseball, and he’s just $3 more expensive than James McCann.

  • Daily Dime: Going with Dickey, Liriano, Trout and Harper

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    Here are 10 DFS recommendations for Tuesday’s slate on Yahoo but be sure to double-check the weather and lineups before first pitch approaches.

    R.A. Dickey, SP, at Phi (Nola), $25: He’s allowed three runs or fewer in 13 of his past 14 starts, recording four wins over his past five outings thanks to going deep into games and playing for a Blue Jays team that’s scored by far the most runs in baseball this season. Dickey is facing a Phillies offense that has scored the second-fewest runs in MLB but despite this, he’s the cheapest SP on the board Tuesday.

    Francisco Liriano, SP, vs. Ari (Anderson), $50: He has 88 strikeouts over 69.2 innings at home this season, with a 1.13 WHIP. The Pirates are the most favored team Tuesday other than the Clayton Kershaw led Dodgers.

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  • Mostly NFL Notes: Talking Julio Jones, C.J. Anderson and a look around the league

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    For some reason, Jones saw just four targets inside the 10 (teammate Harry Douglas was given six), which ranked No. 36 among all wide receivers (behind Jermaine Kearse, Riley Cooper and Nate Washington, among others). So if Atlanta starts properly utilizing the 6-foot-3, 220-pound wide receiver in the red zone, a return to double-digit touchdowns should be in store (it’s not like they have a big RB to use at the goal line). And the NFC South should feature a bunch of shootouts. Jones is going to be an absolute monster in 2015. Go get him.

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  • Daily Dime: Going with Cruz, Yungmann and stacking Coors Field

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    Here are 10 DFS recommendations for Sunday’s slate on Yahoo but be sure to double-check the weather and lineups before first pitch approaches.

    Nelson Cruz, OF, at Bos (Owens), $21: He has a .385/.460/.743 line against lefties this season, with a 1.120 OPS on the road, including 25 homers over 224 at bats. Meanwhile, Henry Owens has totaled just 10.0 innings during his career (and has a 1.64 WHIP when facing RHB).  Since the start of July, Cruz has a .324-30-16-38 line over 139 at bats, as he’s been the No. 3 fantasy player over that span. He should be in your lineup Sunday.

    Shelby Miller, SP, vs. Ari (De La Rosa), $40: He still hasn’t recorded a victory since May 17 despite a 2.48 ERA, but this is a pretty good price for someone who’s proven to be so good with run prevention this season.

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, at Atl (Miller), $7: The goal here is to play a catcher at the lowest price possible, whether it be Salty or any other backstop who’s in the starting lineup at $7.