- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade15 hrs ago
Dalton Del Don
SP Clayton Kershaw, at Pit, $63 SP Sonny Gray, at LAA, $36 C Nick Hundley, vs. Ari (Corbin), $15 1B Hanley Ramirez, at Tex (Perez), $10 2B Neil Walker, at Atl (Norris), $14 3B Todd Frazier, vs. Tor (Stroman), $12 SS Jean Segura, at Col (Bettis), $12 OF Bryce Harper, at Mil (Nelson), $18 OF Giancarlo Stanton, vs. CHC (Hammel), $11 OF Colby Rasmus, at KC (Kennedy), $9 I can’t bring myself to fade Kershaw with how dominant he’s been, and there are still some affordable options to fill out the rest of a lineup, with Harper and Stanton especially looking underpriced.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade1 day ago
Edwin Encarnacion entered June with a .240/.313/.447 line, yet a major hot streak (he’s hitting .307 with nine homers, 23 runs, 26 RBI and 17 walks over 75 at bats this month) suddenly has him on pace to finish with 41 home runs and an MLB-high 141 RBI. His strikeout rate has been higher this year than usual (his has always been very low for a slugger), but EE currently owns a .267 BABIP and is obviously one of the hotter hitters in all of baseball right now. He should be treated as a top-12 asset moving forward.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade1 day ago
With a couple of big trades and the draft recently taking place, there have been numerous changes in players’ fantasy values. The biggest name on the move is Derrick Rose, who’s headed to the Knicks. He won the MVP as recently as 2010/11 and is beloved in a rare way to most Chicago sports fans. But thanks to injuries, he’s been mostly an afterthought to fantasy owners, as he’s ranked No. 180 or lower each of the past three seasons, including last year when he came in at No. 204 while staying relatively healthy. He now joins a Knicks team that ranked 24th in Pace last season and will be sharing the ball with Carmelo Anthony, who annually is among the leaders in Usage Rate.
- Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade1 day ago
OK, you know the drill: A pair of Yahoo fantasy experts are taking a shot with Saturday’s slate….
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)
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade1 day ago
You can fix a sandwich. You can fix a television set. Maybe you can even fix a soccer match.
Can the Cardinals fix closer Trevor Rosenthal? That remains to be seen.
Rosenthal’s been a mess for most of the year, and the mess continued Friday at Seattle. Asked to protect a two-run lead in the ninth, he quickly blew up. Kyle Seager smoked a double. Dae-Ho Lee worked a walk. And then Adam Lind ended the proceedings, crushing a low fastball into the right-field seats, a no-doubter all the way.
Although Rosenthal is a reasonable 14-for-17 on save conversions this year, that doesn’t mean he’s pitching well. He’s carrying an ugly 5.63 ERA and 2.04 WHIP. His strikeout rate was ridiculous in April, but it’s fallen for two straight months. He’s walked 21 batters (none of them intentional) over 24 innings.
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade2 days ago
The Juggernaut Index is our annual ranking and review of NFL teams for fantasy purposes — repeat: FANTASY PURPOSES. Here, we concern ourselves with a franchise's likely contributions to the fantasy player pool. We are not concerned with projected wins and losses. Instead, we're focused on yards and points. As always, we're beginning with the league's least useful teams, working our way toward the elite fantasy juggernauts.
Philadelphia currently has three quarterbacks under contract for over $80 million, and the team's opening week starter is likely to be Sam Bradford. Kids, this is no way to operate your franchise in a salary cap league.
- Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade2 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 ...
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
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade2 days ago
My full lineup:
SP: Masahiro Tanaka $46
SP: Jake Peavy $32
C: Welington Castillo $14
1B: Paul Goldschmidt $27
2B: Joe Panik $12
3B: Todd Frazier $12
SS: Jean Segura $14
OF: Gregory Polanco $19
OF: Peter O’Brien $13
OF: Melvin Upton Jr. $11
Tanaka has a 2.91 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP and an 11.0 SwStr% this year, and the Yankees are big favorites (-200)...The Giants are even bigger favorites (-210), which makes Jake Peavy at $32 quite a bargain. There are 17 more expensive pitchers than him Friday, and Peavy has a 2.65 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP this month after a rough start to the season.
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade2 days ago
Ten years into the Mark Reynolds experience, we should have a good idea of what he is — and what he is not. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a fantasy story worth kicking around here.
Reynolds has seen more of the USA than Rand McNally. He’s cashed a check from seven teams over his career, and only two of those stops were more than one season. It’s the takeaway from Everybody Wants Some — here for a good time, not for a long time.
When it comes to Coors Field, everybody certainly wants some (you want some, too). Reynolds has been useful in his partial role this year, a .290/.357/.455 slash with seven homers in 224 at-bats. And things get especially interesting if you have the flexibility to take the center cut of his production, to use Reynolds at his best.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade2 days ago
Buzz. After a disastrous rookie season, a campaign in which the “prized” RB averaged 3.5 yards per carry and failed to score a single TD, Melvin Gordon, motivated to snap the Wisconsin RB curse, reportedly looked healthy and spry in San Diego’s recent mini-camp. Off a microfracture procedure on his left knee, he eased concern about his durability and displayed burst reminiscent of his college days. Despite his downsides, those close to the team believe he’s primed for a breakthrough.
Why ‘Flash’ is the most undervalued RB in early drafts?
Underlying data . From the curb, Gordon has the look of a money pit – broken windows, missing shingles, undesirable YPC, zero TDs. Invest in his services, critics contend, and not even the Property Brothers could rescue him from demolition.
His ‘bones,’ though, are good.