- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade1 hr ago
The DeflateGate saga has mercifully written its final chapter. No more talk of PSIs. No more endless, ridiculous spins. And no more unflattering Tom Brady courtroom sketches. First reported by Adam Schefter, the QB's four-game suspension was nullified Thursday.
It's over (We sincerely hope).
Praise the football gods.
And for those entering the stretch run of fantasy draft season, the ruling couldn't have come at a better time.
- Liz Loza at Roto Arcade1 hr ago
Last year’s rookie class was brimming with talent. Accordingly, fantasy footballers were treated to a smorgasbord of both capability and bankability. Could it be that we were a tad spoiled?
While the regular season is still a week away, this year’s crop of rookies seems to have underwhelmed. Below I breakdown this past spring's top ten drafted offensive skill position players and their fantasy relevance moving forward.
Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccanners Lauded for his football IQ and confident swagger, Winston easily caught the eye of a franchise desperate for aptitude under center. Handed a buffet of talent even more drool-worthy than a platter of crab legs, the Florida State product was expected to lead the Bucs to respectability. Fans of the virtual game hoped that the seemingly fearless passer would elevate the offense, giving both receivers and the team’s hyper-athletic tight end a boost in value.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade11 hrs ago
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.
Ben Watson has more fantasy points than Josh Hill.
- Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade22 hrs ago
With preseason play nearing its end, I've asked the Yahoo fanalysts to identify which players did the most to sway their opinions (positively and negatively) from where they were initially valued before training camps got underway. I will kick this exercise off with a player that, while he seriously damaged his value in the fantasy court of public opinion, I can't help but keep moving up my WR draft board.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Roto Arcade1 day ago
It's Daily Day, you guys.
On Wednesday's Freak Show, we take a deep dive into Week 1 prices for Yahoo Daily Fantasy Football. Andy Behrens and Jason Klabacha assesspretty much all the opening week NFL matchups, talking overvalued assets and sneaky-good fantasy plays. DO NOT SET A DAILY LINEUP WITHOUT LISTENING TO THIS POD! There's a little something here for season-long players, too.
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade1 day ago
If you're new to the Shuffle Up series, welcome aboard. Let's settle on the general rules, then get you some prices.
The first thing to know: the dollar values are unscientific in nature. I'm just looking for a way to compare the players to one another, in a manner that's easily digested. You might need to bid more on these guys to land them in an auction; maybe you can get them for less. Season to taste. Adjust to your league.
Players at the same price are considered even. And these prices aren't necessarily meant to be compared to players at other shuffle positions. Each positional shuffle is its own entity.
Assume a half-point PPR format, a compromise between standard formats and full-fledged PPR.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade1 day ago
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.
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade1 day ago
Chris Sale, SP, at MIN (Duffey), $65: His ERA isn’t pretty against the Twins this year, but maybe there’s a lot of noise in that: he still has 32 strikeouts and just five walks against Minnesota, covering 23.2 innings. Positive regression is in order.
Scott Feldman, SP, vs. SEA (Elias), $33: After emptying the wallet for Sale, I need to go cheaper with the second pitcher (especially with a Colorado game in play). Feldman’s profile is ordinary, but he’s also a -175 favorite working at home against a losing club. That’s the appeal here, chasing some win points. The Astros also have the second-best bullpen ERA in the American League.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade2 days 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 Arcade3 days 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...