Fantasy Baseball

Daily Fantasy DraftKings: Red Sox David Price versus Orioles

Tonight’s four-game slate on DraftKings features only two pitchers priced at or above the $9,000 mark. Though it’s possible to save salary at that position and spend up elsewhere, David Price makes for as consistent an option as any if splurging on any single player.   First and foremost,...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 4:17am

Fantasy baseball 2018 rankings, top 100 players

The fantasy vacuum for sports fans is about to end, as baseball is just around the corner. With the season set to kick off in around a month's time, here's a look at Metro's top 100 players for head-to-head points leagues in Fantasy Baseball: 1  M. Trout LAA CF 2  J. Altuve...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 3:35pm

Fantasy baseball playoffs - Tips on how to win your league

Hard as it may be to believe, the calendar has flipped to September. Before you know it, football and pumpkin spice [insert product that probably does not need pumpkin spice] will be dominating the zeitgeist. More importantly, of course, it’s the final stretch of another fantasy baseball...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 6:37pm

Fantasy baseball: Cut Miguel Cabrera, Julio Teheran

Last week, we took a look at some of the most widely added players across the major fantasy platforms. As we enter the stretch run, however, it may be even more important to know when to cut the cord on a struggling player – and when to hold tight. If you do decide to part ways with any of...

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 6:33pm

Fantasy baseball: Need waiver help? Target Eddie Rosario, Cory Spangenberg

With the default trade deadline having passed on all of the major platforms, fantasy owners’ sole recourse to improve their rosters down the stretch is our old friend, the waiver wire. It can be instructive to consult recent transaction trends, but sometimes it’s better not to follow...

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 11:58am

Fantasy baseball: Add Gerardo Parra, Mikie Mahtook, Jose Pirela

As we enter the final stretch of the season, fantasy owners should be shifting their focus toward prioritizing team needs above all else. At this point, names don’t matter. It’s all about which players can give you the boost you need to shore up weaknesses and gain ground in the...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 12:38pm

Fantasy baseball: Post-trade deadline winners, losers

In the aftermath of the MLB trade deadline, plenty of players saw their circumstances change – and with them, their fantasy value. Here are four players whose outlooks for the remainder of the 2017 season were altered due to deadline deals.   Trending Up   Yu Darvish, SP, Los...

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 11:54am

Fantasy baseball: Add Mike Napoli, Rajai Davis, Jhoulys Chacin

Fantasy owners are generally quite good about plucking talent from the waiver wire in a timely fashion. As we’ve discussed before, this skill is arguably the most important ingredient for a winning season. Yet every year, there are players who, for whatever reason, linger in limbo for much...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 6:56pm

Fantasy baseball: Young guns to watch in second half

Yoan Moncada, the game’s consensus top prospect, was called up by the Chicago White Sox last week. Here are a few other kids on the farm who could help your fantasy team upon their arrival to the major leagues.   Rafael Devers, 3B, Boston Red Sox Devers is just 20 years old and hadn...

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:23pm

Fantasy Baseball: Miguel Cabrera, Johnny Cueto disappoint

Last week, we looked at the best bargains of the first half. Today, we’ll cover the players who haven’t lived up to their draft cost thus far.   Catcher: Jonathan Lucroy, Texas Rangers (ADP: 56) Lucroy suffered through an injury-marred 2015, but enjoyed the best season of his...

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 2:47pm

Fantasy Baseball: Aaron Judge, Alex Wood steal the show

 With the All-Star break approaching, it’s time to take stock of the first half’s best and worst performances. Here now is the 2017 All-Bargain team – players who have delivered exceptional profit on their preseason average draft position. We’ll cover the busts next...

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 7:38am

Fantasy baseball: Should you jump ship on underachieving stars?

Last week, we discussed some of the first half’s most pleasant surprises for fantasy owners. Today we turn our attention to a few players who have fallen short of preseason expectations. Will they perform better during the season’s second half? Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Detroit Tigers One...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 1:16pm

Fantasy baseball: Hold Aaron Judge, Alex Wood

Every season gives us plenty of fantasy breakouts and busts. This week and next, we’ll take a closer look at players who have surprised or disappointed fantasy owners, and determine their outlooks for the remainder of 2017. Today, our focus is on the guys who have exceeded expectations....

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

Fantasy baseball: Yoan Moncada, Amed Rosario future superstars

With the Brewers promoting top prospects Lewis Brinson and Josh Hader this weekend, fantasy owners may be wondering who’s next – and whether they’re worth a roster spot. Here are some names to keep an eye on in the coming weeks. Obviously, in any competitive dynasty league, these...

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 5:37pm

Fantasy baseball: Scour the waiver wire for these MLB pickups

At this point in the season, it can sometimes be difficult to find quality on the waiver wire. Here are five players who are available in at least 75 percent of Yahoo leagues and 60 percent of ESPN leagues. Catcher: Austin Hedges, San Diego Padres (24% Yahoo, 22% ESPN) Hedges isn’t perfect...

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 3:43pm

Fantasy baseball: Some advice if your team is struggling

With nearly a third of the season in the books, many fantasy owners are feeling the pressure of falling behind in the standings. Are you one of them? Here are some tips to help you catch up to the rest of the pack.   Remember: Context is Everything It isn’t always easy to tell where...

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:49pm

Fantasy baseball: Jose Bautista, Jose Quintana advice

Hard as it may be to believe, we’re roughly one-quarter of the way through the season. All the major fantasy platforms have tools which allow you to see how players have performed more recently. While you should be cautious about using arbitrary end points and cutting already-small samples...

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 3:52pm

Fantasy baseball: Add Yonder Alonso, drop Steven Souza

As we move deeper into the season, it can be instructive to check out transaction trends across all leagues. Today, we’ll look at a pair of hitters and pitchers on both sides of the equation. Should you follow the wisdom of the crowds, or go against the grain? Let’s find out.  ...

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 4:42pm

Fantasy baseball: Buy or sell some early-season surprises

Last week, we covered the rest-of-season outlooks for three established fantasy stars who have gotten off to slow starts. Today, we’ll look at three of the most surprising elite performances and try to determine those players’ values moving forward. Ryan Zimmerman, 1B, Washington...

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:33pm

Fantasy Baseball: Edwin Encarnacion, Carlos Gonzalez advice

Most fantasy baseball experts (present company included) preach patience in April. This is a sound and prudent approach for most situations. However, any experienced owner can tell you that sometimes, early struggles continue well into the season. Each year, there are a handful of well-regarded,...

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 6:01pm