Rob Adams

Two Starts: Too Many?

Something of which you learn to be mindful quickly when beginning to play fantasy baseball is how scheduling can impact how you set your lineup/rotation and even how you change the composition of your roster. As far as batters are concerned, for those slots in your lineup which are not fixed resting spots for your […]

Upon Closer Review: Nelson Cruz Vs Josh Donaldson

The Fantasy Assembly’s Second Half Hitter Rankings were released on Friday, and as I did last week with pitchers, I will use this space to examine one player who I have ranked far higher and one player who I have ranked far lower than the rest of our staff writers. Those two players are Nelson Cruz and Josh […]

Fantasy Assembly Mid-Season Rankings Teaser

The dreaded Monday of All-Star week is rapidly approaching. You know, that day each year when you realize how completely addicted you are to fantasy baseball. There are no lineups to set, no games to watch, and no box scores to scour, and you realize that you don’t have a life outside of fantasy baseball. […]

Week 15 Stream Team and Two Start Pitchers

The Stream Team feature is designed to help you identify the best pitching matchups for each week of the fantasy baseball season.  All pitchers with an average ownership below 40% in Yahoo! and ESPN Leagues are assigned a Matchup Score (MS), a score that weighs multiple factors in an effort to quantify how successful any pitcher will be on […]

Week 14 Stream Team and Two Start Pitchers

The Stream Team feature is designed to help you identify the best pitching matchups for each week of the fantasy baseball season.  All pitchers with an average ownership below 40% in Yahoo! and ESPN Leagues are assigned a Matchup Score (MS), a score that weighs multiple factors in an effort to quantify how successful any pitcher will be on […]

Week 13 Stream Team and Two Start Pitchers

The Stream Team feature is designed to help you identify the best pitching matchups for each week of the fantasy baseball season.  All pitchers with an average ownership below 40% in Yahoo! and ESPN Leagues are assigned a Matchup Score (MS), a score that weighs multiple factors in an effort to quantify how successful any pitcher will be on […]

Week 12 Stream Team

The Stream Team feature is designed to help you identify the best pitching matchups for each week of the fantasy baseball season.  All pitchers with an average ownership below 40% in Yahoo! and ESPN Leagues are assigned a Matchup Score (MS), a score that weighs multiple factors in an effort to quantify how successful any pitcher will be on […]

Week 11 Stream Team

The Stream Team feature is designed to help you identify the best pitching matchups for each week of the fantasy baseball season.  All pitchers with an average ownership below 40% in Yahoo! and ESPN Leagues are assigned a Matchup Score (MS), a score that weighs multiple factors in an effort to quantify how successful any pitcher will be on […]

Week Ten Stream Team

The Stream Team feature is designed to help you identify the best pitching matchups for each week of the fantasy baseball season.  All pitchers with an average ownership below 40% in Yahoo! and ESPN Leagues are assigned a Matchup Score (MS), a score that weighs multiple factors in an effort to quantify how successful any pitcher will be on […]

Week Nine Stream Team

The Stream Team feature is designed to help you identify the best pitching matchups for each week of the fantasy baseball season.  All pitchers with an average ownership below 40% in Yahoo! and ESPN Leagues are assigned a Matchup Score (MS), a score that weighs multiple factors in an effort to quantify how successful any pitcher will be on […]

Week Eight Stream Team

Each Saturday, this column ranks the upcoming week’s best waiver wire pitching targets by evaluating all pitchers with an average ownership below 40% in Yahoo! and ESPN Leagues. All matchups are ranked based on a Matchup Score (MS), which is calculated using a formula that considers a number of variables, including the quality of the pitcher, the […]

Week 7 Stream Team

Each Saturday, this column will rank the upcoming week’s best streaming targets by evaluating all pitchers with an average ownership below 40% in Yahoo! and ESPN Leagues and ranking those pitchers based on a Matchup Score (MS).  To learn more about how Matchup Scores are calculated, scroll down to the bottom of the page.  If […]

Week Six Stream Team

Since last week’s Stream Team article, three pitchers with a Matchup Score of 7.5 or higher have taken the mound, and their performances were exemplary. On Sunday, Dillon Gee (7.75 MS) shutout the Marlins over eight innings with a sub 1.00 WHIP and six strikeouts. On Tuesday, a solo homerun was the only damage against Jonathan […]

Week Five Stream Team

If you followed the advice found in this column last week, you’ve been rewarded for your faith. Going into Friday’s actions, my thirteen recommendations picked up five wins while averaging six and a third innings of work with a 3.07 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and a 7.8 K/9. The five starters who I considered the best […]

Week Four Stream Team

Streaming pitchers in April is challenging. We don’t have enough data from 2014 to accurately analyze team’s hitting traits, and roster turnover negates much of the value we could gain from looking at last year’s stats. Enter Fangraphs’ sortable team stats page, which not only allows you to analyze statistics over any time frame and […]

10 Tips For Punting the Home Run & RBI Categories

If the rest of your league is investing the majority of their resources into one or two categories, invest your resources elsewhere.  That’s the gist of the argument I made last week in the article, “Exploiting Market Inconsistencies to Win Fantasy Baseball.”  As I outlined in the article, the fantasy industry overvalues home runs and […]

Exploiting Market Inconsistencies to Win Fantasy Baseball

Most fantasy baseball players, including most fantasy baseball experts, don’t know how to determine a player’s actual value.  For example, which of the following two players do you believe is more valuable? Player A:     85 Runs, 25 HR, 100 RBI, 20 SB, .250 average Player B:      90 Runs, 10 HR, 65 RBI, 30 SB, .290 average […]