- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade4 hrs ago
Dalton Del Don and Brandon Funston open with some NFL draft talk, discussing ideal landing spots for Ezekiel Elliot and Derrick Henry. We also talk about who should go first, Carson Wentz or Jared Goff? The duo then transition into baseball, going over stars such as Joey Votto, Justin Upton and Carlos Gomez (among others) who are off to slow starts and what to do with them. Finally, we finish dissecting possible buy low candidates whom fantasy owners should be targeting in trades.
- Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade4 hrs ago
My full lineup:
SP: Jake Arrieta ($57) - He's not cheap, but with 15 consecutive winning decisions and 24 consecutive quality starts, there's the highest of likelihoods that you'll get what you pay for.
SP: Tanner Roak ($39) - Coming off a career-best 15 K effort and hosting a Phillies team that has scored the fewest runs in MLB to this point.
C: Dioner Navarro ($7) - For $7, you can do alot worse than a backstop riding a five-game hitting streak that includes two home runs, a triple and a double.
1B: Ben Paulsen ($16) - At home (Coors - cha-ching!), facing Juan Nicasio, who has an ERA of 5.79 over his past three starts and a career ERA over 5 at Coors Field.
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade4 hrs ago
There’s nothing particularly exciting about Joe Smith, veteran relief pitcher. He has an ordinary name, ordinary stuff, a somewhat forgettable role as a set-up man. But the Angels know he’s the stand-in closer for when Huston Street needs a maintenance break, something we come to expect at least once a season.
And now we’re at that period of the time, the temporary changing of the guard.
Street is dealing with an oblique injury and will go on the disabled list at some point before the weekend. This comes with the territory when you draft Street — he’s averaged 55 innings per season since 2009, and has never gone past 62.1 innings in that period. He’s not the king of durability. This isn’t a six-month cruise.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade1 day ago
My full lineup:
SP: Scott Kazmir $37
SP: Matt Moore $36
C: Nick Hundley $12
1B: Mark Reynolds $14
2B: Howie Kendrick $9
3B: Nolan Arenado $24
SS: Troy Tulowitzki $16
OF: Mike Trout $20
OF: Jose Bautista $23
OF: Brandon Barnes $9
Kazmir hasn’t pitched well this season, but he’s reasonably priced for a team highly favored to win Wednesday...It’s unclear if Moore can keep it up, but he’s been dominant so far, sporting an 11.6 SwStr% that ranks top-20 among all starters in baseball. Moore’s K-BB% of 20.4 is also top-20 in major league baseball.
I’m stacking Rockies at Coors Field against lefty Jon Niese. Arenado is the no-brainer, while Hundley, Reynolds and Barnes are going the cheap route. There’s hardly a guarantee Barnes is in Colorado’s lineup, so have alternatives ready...Kendrick is off to an ugly start, but he’s a career .291 hitter who’s at home facing a southpaw. There are 24 second basemen more expensive.
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade1 day ago
Eight days ago, I spent a day on the Alex Wood bandwagon. I was in for a night, ready to dial him up with confidence.
That’s what the Atlanta Braves on the schedule will do to you.
As it turns out, Atlanta kicked Wood around that Tuesday evening — scoring an easy 8-1 victory. That’s the last highlight we’ve seen for the Braves.
How bad is the 2016 club down in Hot 'Lanta? How much time do you have? The 4-16 record is easily the worst in baseball. Atlanta is 1-12 at home, winning only that game I mentioned above. The pitching has been a mess, posting a 4.85 ERA (fifth-worst in the majors).
And then there’s the offense, which goes past bad — this could be a historic disaster. The Braves rank dead last in scoring, slugging percentage and weighted on-base average. They’re near the bottom in several other categories. And they’ve hit just three home runs, an absurd total through 20 games.Thu, Apr 287:10 PM EDTAtlanta at BostonPreview Game
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Roto Arcade1 day ago
While your favorite football team hopes to find the next generation of stars this week during the NFL draft, you can do the same. It’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming year, so we’ve officially opened the 2016 season ahead of the draft.
And just like in past fantasy football, basketball and hockey seasons, we’ll be crowning a Champion of Champions during the 2016 football postseason. Each winner in season-long fantasy (in leagues of eight teams or more) will be invited to compete in a daily fantasy contest to crown the best overall fantasy football player.
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade2 days ago
As always, be sure to and stay on top of MLB lineups as you build your DFS dynasty.
SP Kyle Hendricks, $42, vs. Milwaukee: We get the second-highest pitching favorite on the board, and at a reasonable price (it’s 16 bucks cheaper than Kershaw and Scherzer). It’s refreshing to be backed by what looks like the deepest, most formidable offense in the National League (if not the majors).
SP Johnny Cueto, $51, vs. San Diego: Big park, strong defense, unthreatening opponent, pitch-framing ace behind the plate (assuming Buster Posey goes). And with Hendricks at a thrifty price, it makes sense to pay up for the other pitcher.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Roto Arcade2 days ago
So this is going to be one of the shortest posts in blog history, because everything you really needed is right up there in the headline. See above ^.
The Minnesota Twins are reportedly calling up right-hander Jose Berrios, one of the game's elite pitching prospects. He should have been stashed on someone's roster already in every league, but of course he wasn't because almost no one has any patience. (Same can be said of Tyler Glasnow, by the way.)
Berrios, 21, is exceptional. In his three starts this season at Rochester, he's pitched 17.0 innings and allowed just two earned runs, striking out 20 batters. His WHIP is 0.94. Last year he K'd 175 hitters over 166.1 innings and issued only 38 walks.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade2 days ago
Leading up to the NFL Draft April 28, Brad Evans and Liz Loza will crouch down, explode off the snap and tackle pressing questions about some of this year's most prominent prospects. Wednesday's topic: Everyone in the pool...
Imagine you're in LA Rams' GM Les Snead's shoes. You've just mortgaged your NFL Draft future for, presumably, a quarterback set to be the face of the franchise for the next decade. No pressure. Who are you casting a vote for: Jared Goff or Carson Wentz. Whoever you pick, what fantasy expectations are realistic in Year 1?
Liz – JARED GOFF. Carson Wentz may look the part, but Goff has had the better audition. A three-year starter at Cal, he's the more polished prospect. From his accuracy to his decision-making skills, Goff is the more pro-ready option. His lack of weapons and the Rams’ run-heavy approach, however, will keep the Cali kid from making an immediate fantasy impact in redraft leagues. He could be worth a look in DFS come mid-season, after the team’s Week 8 bye.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade2 days ago
On today's well-groomed episode, Brad Evans and Liz Loza discuss the fantasy fallout from Tom Brady's reinstated four-game suspension. If upheld, where should he be drafted? Who are a few lower-tiered QBs that could thrive in his place Weeks 1-4?
Our fearless forecasters also discussed the QB drama in Philadelphia and detailed the pluses and minuses of NFL Draft prospects Paxton Lynch, Leonte Carroo and Kenyan Drake.
Before Jared Goff's name is called, hang out in the war room with us.