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Fantasy Football: Does the Injury Risk Push Darren McFadden out of Rd. 1?

Darren McFadden represents one of the more frustrating fantasy football players to own.  If he could stay healthy for an entire 16-game schedule, he could arguably be a top-five selection.  However, year after year he finds himself ... (Continue reading)

Fantasy Baseball Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em: Is It Time to Give Up on Tim Lincecum?

Once upon a time Tim Lincecum was one of the elite pitchers in the game…When you say it like that it feels like ages ago, doesn’t it?  Of course, that’s far from the case.  Lincecum was one of the ... (Continue reading)

Fantasy Baseball 2012 Outlook: Why Ryan Vogelsong Is Too Big of a Risk to Draft

In 2011, Ryan Vogelsong went from castoff—having not appeared in the major leagues since 2006—to fantasy savior. How could you consider him as anything else? Those who claimed him struck fantasy gold, as they got the following numbers: ... (Continue reading)

Fantasy Baseball 2011 Projection: Will Brett Anderson Fully Break Out?

Brett Anderson had a bit of a coming-out party in 2010, though injuries didn’t allow him to fully put his talents on display. You can see by his numbers what could be possible: Seven Wins 112.1 Innings 2.80 ERA ... (Continue reading)

Buster Posey: Why Fantasy Baseball Owners Should Temper Their Expectations

Buster Posey burst onto the scene in 2010, helping lead the San Francisco Giants to an unexpected playoff run and all the way to the World Series title. We all know that the 2008 first-round selection (fifth overall) has tremendous upside ... (Continue reading)

Fantasy Baseball Draft-Day Dilemma: Is Rafael Furcal a Viable Starting SS?

Rafael Furcal opened the 2010 season on fire, hitting .333 with 51 R in 243 AB prior to the All-Star Break.  Of course, as a consistent theme over the past few years, Furcal was limited to just 26 AB in May. ... (Continue reading)

Will Brad Hawpe Hold Fantasy Value As The Padres’ 1B?

Brad Hawpe has found a new home in San Diego, though it isn’t to man the outfield.  Hawpe has been tabbed by the Padres to help fill the gaping hole left by the trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez to Boston. At ... (Continue reading)

Fantasy Baseball Prospect Report: Where Did Michael Taylor’s Power Go?

When the Oakland A’s acquired Michael Taylor as part of the Roy Halladay trade (he had a quick stop in Toronto before being shipped to Oakland in exchange for Brett Wallace), they thought they were acquiring a future star outfielder.  At ... (Continue reading)

Fantasy Baseball 2011 Projection: Will Andre Ethier Be an Elite Outfielder?

After exploding in 2009 with 31 home runs and 106 RBI, fantasy owners were clamoring about what Andre Ethier could be in 2010.  Could he emerge as one of the elite outfielders in the game?  Forget about just outfielders, could ... (Continue reading)

Fantasy Baseball: Howie Kendrick a Fantasy Breakout or Bust Candidate in 2011?

It feels like Howie Kendrick has been considered a potential sleeper for the past 10 years.  While it hasn’t quite been that long, as we enter 2011, his age 27 season, the time has finally come for Kendrick to either ... (Continue reading)