Team Management, Tips & Strategies

Strategies and Tactics for Auction Drafts

Strategies and Tactics for Auction Drafts

One of the most common questions that fantasy analysts get is about strategies for auction drafts.  If you read articles or listen to podcasts, you’ll notice they usually deflect the question.  They may throw out half of an idea and then immediately say: “ all drafts are different and there’s no silver bullet” That may […]

What Happened to the Corner Infielders?

What Happened to the Corner Infielders?

For ages, fantasy baseball has relied on a key offensive foundation of heavy-hitting first basemen, and most years there was a strong group of third basemen as well. The corner infielders have anchored power and elite production for ages. For a long time in my casual friends league, where there are two DH slots, many […]

Time For A Change

Time For A Change

Life is busy, but you hardly need me to tell you that. I’ve been away from writing here for two months, selling my house and moving in to a new one. We’ve all got demands on our time, whether it is our jobs, family, friends, or other activities. These things keep us away from less important things; […]

6 Tips to Win Category Playoff Rounds

6 Tips to Win Category Playoff Rounds

It’s that time of year for weekly category leagues.  Playoff time!  If you are one of the top 4-6 teams in your league… Great Job!  Now let’s see if we can help win you a round, or hopefully even a title this year! Don’t be this guy: “I had the best team this year, but […]

Perfect Draft Without The Results

Perfect Draft Without The Results

Do fantasy owners prepare a little too much for their draft? Is a little imperfection better than having a perfect draft? It might be time to rethink how we approach things in the future.

Streamers Delight

Streamers Delight

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening -whichever is applicable to you. During my 11 years of marriage I have pushed my wife to the edge on multiple occasions. I have been the recipient of emasculating insults, been serenaded by vulgarity, and have been given a dose of Honey Nut Cheerios with Milk right on […]

Mind Games

Mind Games

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening – whichever is applicable to you. Meet the Parents was a romantic comedy of sorts. Released in 2000, it followed the ups and downs of Ben Stiller’s first visit with his future In-Laws. While the movie was filled with memorable moments and plenty of laughs, the most comical […]

Stubborn Staring Back At Me

Stubborn Staring Back At Me

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. From my front door to Great American Ballpark is 136 miles. The trip takes 2 hours and 20 minutes; 2 hours flat if you can avoid the livestock and farm equipment on Route 9. I’m a Cubs fan, so naturally when the schedule is […]

Lineup Logistics

Lineup Logistics

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening–whichever is applicable to you. As a young baseball fan, I would scan box scores and identify star players by where they batted in their respective lineups. The fast guy would bat first, the big boppers would hit in the 3, 4, or 5 hole, the Catcher would bat […]

Gambling on Prospects: What are you really investing in?

Gambling on Prospects: What are you really investing in?

Have you ever wondered what you are really investing in when you pay top dollar for that shiny new top-20 prospect? The next Pedro Martinez? How about Roy Halladay or Vernon Wells? Or will that top prospect turn out to be Drew Henson or Delmon Young? Obviously no two prospects are the same, and just […]

Fantasy Baseball Resolutions for 2016

Fantasy Baseball Resolutions for 2016

Posted by: Michael Zakhar Greetings and a happy 2016 to you all. To those of you who achieved success this past year: Congratulations. But now is the time to forget about your hard-won victories (and agonizing defeats) and prepare for success in the coming year. I’ve given some thought about 2015 and where I’d like […]

Second Base Depth and MI Draft Strategy

Second Base Depth and MI Draft Strategy

Gather around, children. I remember back in my day, when we had the solid, amazing offensive shortstops to fill a fantasy roster. At the top you always had the 4 R’s — Alex Rodriguez, Jose Reyes, Hanley Ramirez, and Jimmy Rollins — plus Tulowitzki and some guy named Jeter. Second base had Cano, and there […]

Can You Get By Without a Franchise 1B?

Can You Get By Without a Franchise 1B?

Most of us fantasy managers are used to having a reliable, power-hitting first baseman on our dynasty teams. In fact, I try to go as young as possible while still getting a proven player. Not surprisingly, my top targets in recent years have been Anthony Rizzo, Jose Abreu, and Paul Goldschmidt. However, you can’t always […]

Imprisoned by the Ranks

Imprisoned by the Ranks

Posted by: Michael Frost What I’m about to tell you is probably not going to make any sense, but I am going to say it anyways. You may not appreciate it; you may not even like it, and it might not even make any logical sense. That doesn’t change the fact that it may be […]

Predicting Value: Wheeling and Dealing

Predicting Value: Wheeling and Dealing

Posted by: Michael Frost Opening day has finally arrived and baseball season is underway! Now that you have your team ready to go it’s time to actively try to find any edge you can over the rest of your league. But how? Well, I thought I would try a somewhat unique approach to how you […]

Why SPs are more valuable in Points Leagues

Why SPs are more valuable in Points Leagues

Over the last two weeks, my articles have focused on taking advantage of default rank lists. Most default rank lists are constructed and fantasy advice dispensed with 5×5 roto scoring in mind. The thing is, the average points league plays far different from a category league. Perhaps the biggest difference between points and category formats […]

Fantasy New Year’s Resolutions

In the spirit of making resolutions that people don’t usually keep beyond six weeks anyway, I thought I’d post my goals for the next year. These range from draft strategies to players to general fantasy. (1) I will not give away too much MLB talent in order to acquire Cubs prospects. This one is turning […]

A Few Thoughts About K/9

A Few Thoughts About K/9

K/9 is a statistic that has become very important to fantasy owners when evaluating pitchers.  As more and more category leagues either use innings limits or simply substitute K/9 for Ks, a pitcher’s overall strikeout total seems almost irrelevant without the context of how many innings it took for said pitcher to accumulate those Ks. […]

Visions of 20/20 now 15/15?

Visions of 20/20 now 15/15?

Yesterday our Fantasy Assembly team released the Composite Top 60 Dynasty/Keeper Rankings for Outfielders heading into the 2015 season.Something that’s quite evident from our rankings is a favoritism towards outfielders who offer a nice mix of power and speed potential. At the conclusion of the 2014 season there were five players who reached at least 20 home […]

Nobody likes a Quitter

At the end of last season I wrote an article about assessing your team after the season to see where things went wrong in an attempt to help you improve next year.  With the exception of the players mentioned, everything I said is still completely relevant so I suggest you give it a read.  Even if […]