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Prospect Spotlight: Kevin Cron

Kevin Cron is not listed among the top-10 prospects for first base. He is not listed among the top-100 prospects. Hell, he isn’t even listed among the top-30 prospects in the Arizona farm system. So why the hell should you care about Kevin Cron? I’m glad you asked… I know you didn’t, but I’ll answer […]

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Catcher Tandems: the next change in fantasy

Over the years we’ve had to adjust to a number of things in fantasy. One of the more recent adjustments would be the closer committee strategy more and more teams are rolling out. Another would be shorter outings for starting pitchers, making quality starts hard to come by which puts more emphasis on drafting an […]

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Waiver Wire Report: April 22

Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers (under 50% ownership on ESPN and Yahoo). Some are good for a quick boost, others could be good long-term additions, and there will be a few speculative adds thrown in there as well. And just like in […]

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Waiver Wire Report: April 15

Each week I will dig through the f/a pool to find the best potential free agents on waivers (under 50% ownership on ESPN and Yahoo). Some are good for a quick boost, others could be good long-term additions, and there will be a few speculative adds thrown in there as well. And just like in […]

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2019 Waiver Wire Report: Week 1

Welcome to week 1 of the waiver wire report. It’s a little late as week one is almost in the books, but I wanted to wait for players to get a few regular season at bats under their belts before making any rash decisions. Not that there’s anything wrong with making a rash decision, unless […]

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2019 Third Base Draft Plan

We move on to third base today, and things are starting to look up. Unlike first base he have a big cluster of solid/strong dependable names in varying tiers eliminating the necessity to reach. There is no reason you should not come away with a top third base option in 2019. However, there is a […]

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2019 Second Base Draft Plan

I’ve already covered catcher and first base, and things aren’t exactly sunshine and rainbows for the those two positions. Second base has got to be better, right? Well… it is but it isn’t. While Second base doesn’t offer a wide variety of stars, what it lacks in quality in more than makes up for in […]

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2019 First Base Draft Plan

In this draft plan series I will take a deep look at each position, cover the top players available, the drop-off in production and talent, the risk and or reward in reaching early vs waiting to fill a position, and most importantly, how I think you should attack the position come draft day. Today I […]

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2019 Catcher Draft Plan

I’m back. OK, I never left, however it’s been a while since I put pen to paper so to speak. But just because I haven’t written anything this year doesn’t mean I haven’t had my nose to the grindstone. In addition to reading all the articles posted here and elsewhere, I’ve been compiling my rankings […]

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Keeper Leagues and the aging First Base Position

First base is on the verge of a major climate shift. Did you know as of right now (baring any trades or retirements) that 18 of the 30 starting first basemen for 2019 will be 30 or older on opening day? The position is getting older and older, and unlike other positions there hasn’t been […]

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Is J.T. Realmuto the new top dog at the catcher position?

When it comes to the catcher position Buster Posey has been the gold standard, especially in keeper leagues. Prior to 2017 his name consistently appeared in the top-5 at the end of the season, not only at the position but in most of the standard scoring categories. The general consensus when it came to catchers was […]

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Fantasy Baseball is over – or is it?

Five years ago, almost to the day, fantasyassembly.com went live. It seems so long ago, and at the same time it feels like only yesterday. None of us imaged that five years later, not only would we still be going strong, but expanding to cover football, basketball, hockey and DFS. It just goes to show […]

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Field of Streams: Week 25 Weekend Streamers

We’ll keep things simple for those faithful few who are still playing. If ERA and WHIP are blown then stream away. If those two categories are close then stream with caution. Check your opponents lineup and see how many pitchers he has going and make lineup adjustments accordingly. Finally, even if you don’t need to […]

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2018 All BUST Team

Last week I ran down my nominees for the 2018 All Value Team, players either drafted late or scooped up off waivers who exceeded expectations and are in line to finish in the top-10 (top-20 for OF and SP) at their respective positions. Today I’m flipping the script to shine the spotlight on ADP busts […]

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Field of Streams: Week 25 Weekday Streamers

If you are still playing you are either challenging in your roto league or are entering the championship round of your H2H league. Congratulation to all you front runners, and a big Fantasy Assembly salute to those who are out of it but still playing out the season – we need more dedicated players like […]

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2018 Waiver Wire Report: Week 25 – Championship Edition

It’s all about who’s hot and who’s not – plain and simple. Production is all that matters, something I’ve repeated many times over the past month and will continue to do so until the season ends. It doesn’t matter if the numbers are supported by metrics or it’s good old fashion luck. Anyone that is […]

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Field of Streams: Week 24 Weekend Streamers

At this point there is no need for a lengthy introduction. You know the risks of streaming and what’s at stake so no need to beat a dead horse (who came up with that analogy). Stream if you must, and as I said last week, pick up the best streaming options even if you don’t […]

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DFS Players to Target Heading into Week 2

Week one showed us a lot. Among other things, we learned that Aaron Rodgers only needs one leg to mount an amazing comeback victory, that the Raiders organization must collectively have a sub-average IQ for letting Khalil Mack go, that Ryan Fitzpatrick is not messing around, that we should not have started Big Ben, and […]

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2018 All Value team

Fantasy Value comes in many forms. Drafting a player late and having him exceed his draft position is considered value. Picking up a player off waivers who performs as good as or better than your starters is considered value. And trading for players that fall into either one of those categories while playing a minimum […]

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2018 Waiver Wire Report: Week 24 – Playoff Edition

It’s all about who’s hot and who’s not – plain and simple. Production is all that matters, something I’ve repeated many times over the past month and will continue to do so until the season ends. It doesn’t matter if the numbers are supported by metrics or it’s good old fashion luck. Anyone that is […]