- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade2 hrs ago
It would have been fantasy fun to see David Price on an National League roster, up against flailing pitchers and regular bunting. Instead, he’s staying in the American League East, where the hitters swing for the fences and the ballparks often accommodate them.
Not that environment matters all that much to an ace like Price. He’s likely to dominate anywhere.
The Red Sox had “staff ace” at the top of their offseason shopping list and they came through in that area Tuesday, agreeing with Price on a seven-year deal, pending a physical. Price can make $217 million through the balance of the contract, though there’s also an opt-out clause for Price to consider after the 2018 season. It stands as the richest pitcher contract in MLB history.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade10 hrs ago
Week 12’s winner of the “NFL $350K Baller” contest put up 204.7 points, as a lineup filled with sleepers (seven of the players were owned by less than 11% of teams) took home the $50,000 prize.
Russell Wilson had a huge game, throwing for 345 yards and five touchdowns, producing the most points (35.20) among quarterbacks in Week 12. He was an affordable $28 and was owned by just 3.9% of teams, so Wilson was a huge profit. After tossing exactly one touchdown over his previous seven games, Wilson has posted an 8:0 TD:INT ratio over the last two contests, although he’s still searching for his first rushing score on the year after having six last season.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade11 hrs ago
On today's percolating program, Brad Evans and Dalton Del Don dive deep into the Rob Gronkowski fallout in New England, explain why David Johnson will be a RB1 this week and beyond, jump on board the Devante Parker bandwagon and wade through muddied backfields in KC, Chicago, Denver and Philadelphia.
Before you submit that waiver claim, lend an ear.
- Will Laws, PointAfter at Roto Arcade19 hrs ago
With just one week remaining in most fantasy regular seasons, players on this week’s All-Bust team could end up costing some owners a spot in the postseason. Let’s dive into the biggest disappointments of Week 12.
Notes: Each week’s entries are determined by calculating the difference between the projected Yahoo point totals and the actual outputs of each player. visualizations illustrate the players with the worst sums.
QB: Drew Brees, Saints
Projected points (position rank): 22.4 (3rd)
Actual points (position rank): 7.6 (30th)
On Sunday, Drew Brees failed to throw a touchdown for the first game in exactly three years. The previous scoreless outing came against Atlanta in a five-pick horror show on Nov. 29, 2012. This outing (25-for-44, 228 yards, one interception) wasn’t nearly that bad, but it was indicative of the frustrating circumstances he’s had to endure this season.
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade1 day ago
Each week, we identify six players to target on fantasy waiver wires, plus a lightly owned team defense. These fantasy assets are all available in a majority of Yahoo leagues.
Scott Chandler, TE, New England Patriots, 6 percent owned
It isn't often that we lead Pickups of the Week with multiple tight ends — usually, this position is a throw-in, buried at the end of the list. But of course it isn't every week that two of the greatest pass-catching tight ends in NFL history both suffer ugly knee injuries. Seattle's Jimmy Graham is done for the season after tearing his right patellar tendon, a potential career-altering injury, and New England's Rob Gronkowski was carted to the locker room on Sunday night after taking a full-speed hit to his right knee.
In Gronk's case, the early reports have been encouraging...
Source confirms that Gronk has a minor knee strain, out a week or possibly two at most. HUGE disaster avertedSun, Nov 29New England24 - 30DenverGame Recap
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade1 day ago
The final two games of Sunday were instant classics -- Seattle over Pittsburgh, Denver over New England -- but there was carnage, too. Jimmy Graham, done for the year. Rob Gronkowski, could miss time with a knee bruise.
Who can we trust and not trust around the league? Are you ready to ride with Philip Rivers and Ryan Fitzpatrick going forward? Are Drew Brees and Matt Ryan out of the Circle of Trust? Is Minnesota's offense going to ruin Stefon Diggs? What's with some of these home/away variance teams, like the Redskins, Saints and 49ers? Is C.J. Anderson finally back in 2014 form? How about Jeremy Hill?
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade1 day ago
Fantasy owners looking to cash big in Yahoo DFS are always in the market for connector players, low-dollar options that provide roster flexibility and fatten wallets. Every Monday we'll bargain hunt in an attempt to unearth buried treasure. Today's featured buys come from BAL/CLE, a matchup with few fantasy interests.
Josh McCown, Cle, QB ($20 in Yahoo DFS) – With Captain Cuervo, Johnny Manziel, demoted, McCown reascends into the starting role, a gig he exceeded expectations in fantasy wise for much of the season including in his first battle with Baltimore. Back in Week 5, the well-traveled signal caller lit up an under-performing unit to the tune of 457 passing yards and three total touchdowns (1 rushing). Considering the Ravens' shortcomings in coverage, particularly Shareece Wright (143.8 QB rating allowed) and Jimmy Smith (87.4), McCown has sounds odds of surpassing 300 yards with 2-3 touchdowns, a feat four other passers have achieved against Baltimore this year. At a QB minimum $20, he's a friggin' bargain.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade1 day ago
Tom Brady entered Sunday night without Julian Edelman, Dion Lewis and Danny Amendola against a Denver defense that allowed the fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, including a 6.2 YPA and an 8:10 TD:INT ratio. Brady proceeded to throw for 280 yards with three scores and no picks, finishing with a 99.3 QB Rating. It’s clear Brady and Bill Belichick combine for the best offensive machine in recent history, although that would be truly tested if Rob Gronkowski missed time after leaving Sunday night’s game. The good news is the tight end only suffered a bone bruise and is week-to-week. Even if he did miss time, Amendola could be back in Week 13, and guys like Keshawn Martin and Scott Chandler (who led the Patriots with 11 targets Sunday night and would be an immediate TE1 fantasy option if Gronk is sidelined) would take a “next up” role in a juggernaut. Of course, Gronk owners will be holding their breaths.
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade2 days ago
1) Spencer Ware is legit . He deserves the rest-of-season featured role for KC.
Uh-oh, Charcandrick West owners. Spencer Ware just feasted again. If you like merciless power running, here's a highlight for you. Ware steamrolled Bacarri Rambo at the end of that thing. And here's a clip of Ware's 3-yard rushing score from the win over Buffalo. Over his past two games, the man has gained 216 yards on 34 touches, crossing the goal line three times and generally looking like a bad, bad dude.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Roto Arcade2 days ago
If you will be fighting for a fantasy playoff spot in Week 13, we're here to help. Two players who could provide a boost off the waiver wire are Cincinnati Bengals receiver Marvin Jones and Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller.
Jones is owned in a little over 50 percent of Yahoo leagues but that number could jump with teammate Tyler Eifert suffering a neck stinger on Sunday. While Jones is the No. 2 receiver in Cincinnati, his targets could increase if Eifert misses time. Even though Jones hasn't scored since Week 6, he's currently providing WR3 value. He also has a favorable matchup against the Cleveland Browns coming up next.