- Yahoo Sports Staff at Roto Arcade21 hrs ago
The Redskins have finally sacked their quarterback. The Dallas running game remains a mess. San Diego's rookie runner is off to a slow start. Check out the newest Yahoo Fantasy Freak Show, where Brandon Funston and Scott Pianowski break it all down.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade21 hrs ago
There's a large contingent of football fans that staunchly believe preseason games are completely inconsequential. To these naysayers, they're nothing more than an evaluation phase for head coaches looking to comprise the best 53-man roster possible. However, most fanatics would vehemently disagree. Exhibition action gives owners the opportunity to gain invaluable insight into potential sleepers and busts. In an attempt to decipher the meaningful from the meaningless, here are the top-five Lames from Preseason Week 3.
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade1 day ago
It's a stars-and-scrubs sort of day, at least for me. I've got Dallas Keuchel (vs. Sea) and Chris Archer (at Bal) starting on Monday at a whopping total cost of $108. Thus, we'll need to find a few near-minimum bats. Let's do this thing...
Justin Bour, 1B, at Atl (Foltynewicz), $13: Bour has homered in back-to-back games, his 13th and 14th of the season, and he's facing a pitcher who's been tortured by left-handed batters. Foltynewicz has allowed a .950 OPS to LHBs so far this season in the majors, and they crushed him in the minors, too. It may seem a little weird/wrong to use a muli-Marlin formation, but I'm rolling with two Miami LHBs on Monday. Bour is one, this guy is the other...
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade1 day ago
There's a large contingent of football fans that staunchly believe preseason games are completely inconsequential. To these naysayers, they're nothing more than an evaluation phase for head coaches looking to comprise the best 53-man roster possible. However, most fanatics would vehemently disagree. Exhibition action gives owners the opportunity to gain invaluable insight into potential sleepers and busts. In an attempt to decipher the meaningful from the meaningless, here are the top-five Flames from Preseason Week 3.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Roto Arcade2 days ago
The Yahoo Fantasy Sports crew is out of town in Las Vegas this weekend for National Draft Day, so Sunday’s Dime is going to be an abbreviated version, with three recommendations instead of the usual 10. As always, be sure to double-check the weather and lineups before first pitch approaches.
Mark Buehrle, SP, vs. Det (Simon), $36: Toronto is by far the most heavily favored team on the board Sunday, yet Buehrle is moderately priced here. He has a 3.11 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP at home this season and is backed by a dominant offense.
Jose Abreu, 1B, vs. Sea (Olmos), $19: He’s hitting in a terrific park and against a lefty. Edgar Olmos will be making the first start of his career Sunday.
Starling Marte, OF, vs. Col (De La Rosa), $18: He has an .848 OPS at home this season and during Marte’s career, he’s reached base seven times over nine at bats against Jorge De La Rosa.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Roto Arcade2 days ago
Happy National Draft Day! Our Fantasy Football experts, and special guests Jim Kelly, Randall Cunningham and Dwight Clark, joined hundreds of Fantasy Football fanatics for a giant draft day party at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Here is some of the best advice given out at National Draft Day: [Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football is back: Sign up for a league today!]
Dwight Clark takes Eddie Lacy at 4. Easy peasy Le'Veon Bell at 5. Hope my real drafts are this easy. #NDD2015
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade2 days ago
If you're doing the daily jig under the lights Saturday, we wish you luck. Here are some plays to keep in mind, focusing on the Yahoo $200 DFS budget. Be sure to double check on the weather and lineups.
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP, at CHW (Samardzija), $50: Japanese Ice, for the win. It's time to stop fearing the Chicago offense and park. The White Sox are 27th in scoring and dead last in home scoring. And the Mariners should get their share of runs against the Shark Sandwich. The only concern here is the possible weather, so make sure you double-check the forecast, please.Tue, Sep 18:10 PM EDTSeattle at HoustonPreview Game
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Roto Arcade3 days ago
Yahoo Sports is hosting the ultimate Fantasy Football draft party on National Draft Day, Saturday from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Our full cast of fantasy experts and special guests Jim Kelly, Randall Cunningham and Dwight Clark are on hand dishing out advice and making this a once-in-a-lifetime draft experience.
Even if you couldn't make it to the event, you can get in on the fun by asking for fantasy advice on Twitter at #NDD2015 or @YahooFantasy. With it being National Draft Day, there's no better time to sign up for fantasy football on Yahoo.
We'll be capturing all the great moments and advice in a live experience in this post from 3-6 p.m. ET, so be sure to check back later today.
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade3 days ago
The Shuffle Up series welcomes the 2015 NFL season. Here's an extended look at the running back position.
We've given you extended commentarty, but for this version, it's in a spreadsheet. Peruse, copy, make it your own, shift the names around.
Next week, I'll have the wide receivers. Enjoy your shuffle, shufflers.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade3 days ago
Here are 10 DFS recommendations for Friday’s slate on Yahoo
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.
John Jaso, C, vs. KC (Ventura), $14: He’s cheap, typically bats leadoff and owns a .301/.378/.466 line against right handers. For what it’s worth, he’s reached base in five of nine plate appearances during his career against Edinson Volquez.