- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade56 mins 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.
I'll start with comments on the two headliners, let the prices settle for a bit. Extensive commentary will follow later on Wednesday, and I'll surely tweak a few prices, here and there.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade9 hrs 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 Arcade16 hrs 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.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Roto Arcade21 hrs ago
On today’s fast-paced program, Brad Evans and Dalton Del Don touched on the return of Joique Bell, Fred Jackson’s possible arrival in Seattle, the scoring potential of Jarvis Landry and whether owners should exercise panic or patience in regards to Melvin Gordon. Additionally, 3D reveals what body part he may soon adorn an image of Ryan Tannehill. In a word, SEXY!
- 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 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 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 Flames from Preseason Week 3.
- Liz Loza at Roto Arcade2 days ago
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been outlining various value plays for fantasy owners, examining ADP data and projecting whether or not a player could potentially out-produce his current price. Red flags such as a checkered injury history or a turnover in personnel often drive a player’s price down. Buying at this discounted rate in hopes of a renewed surge in production can help fantasy owners stack their rosters and win their leagues. Here is a bounce back candidate at each position to consider heading into the 2015 season.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers ADP via FFCalculator (12-team Round): 12.08 (QB19)
This time last year, hopes were high for San Fran’s bicep kissing QB. He had closed out 2013 with QB1 fantasy numbers and was the eighth highest-rated signal caller, according to Pro Football Focus. The franchise was aglow with optimism and fans were prematurely toasting in their yuppified new stadium.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Roto Arcade3 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 Arcade3 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