Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton has homered in six straight games. Stanton clearly has always possessed “80” power, yet he entered 2017 never having a 40-homer campaign on his resume. Stanton homered for the sixth straight game Tuesday , taking Madison Bumgarner deep (the record for most in a row
There’s nothing like digging for sleepers as you prep for your Fantasy Football draft, so why not give you one to consider from every NFL team. To give context of each player’s value, we’ve also included their average draft position (ADP), with nearly half of the group being so off the radar they are
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon had another rough outing, this coming against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. Jameson Taillon is a great story, and I remain a believer in the former No. 2 pick, who still benefits from a good pitcher’s park (although the Pirates’ defense has been
Andrew Luck: He has the upside to win the MVP, but Luck is also coming off major shoulder surgery that’s actually putting his Week 1 status in question. When dealing with such a deep position as quarterback, Luck’s health issues better make him come at a big discount right now. Spencer Ware: It seems
Andy Dalton: It’s easy to forget, but Dalton is one season removed from being an MVP candidate, when he recorded a 106.3 Passer Rating while getting 8.4 YPA with a 25:7 TD:INTO ratio over 13 games. Dalton is still in his prime at 29 years old, quietly produces on the ground (he has eight rushing touchdowns
Lewis Brinson is the latest prospect getting called up who deserves your fantasy attention. Newly called up mega prospect Rafael Devers is going to get a shot to be the team’s everyday third baseman, but he’ll need to hit to keep the job, and of course unforeseen injuries happen.
Coming off a rookie season in which he totaled 1,994 yards with 16 touchdowns over 15 games, Elliott would be an obvious top-three pick (and arguably No. 1 overall in non-PPR) if not for his off-field issues. How healthy is Sammy Watkins? A former top-five pick, Watkins just recently turned 24 years
Carlos Correa is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks after suffering a torn thumb ligament that will require surgery. Correa currently leads all shortstops in home runs (20), RBI (67), runs scored (64), wRC+ (158) and WAR (4.0). Despite getting off to an extremely slow start (he finished April with
Max Scherzer won his ninth game of the season Tuesday while allowing two base runners over six innings. If we were to start a draft today, Scherzer has a strong argument to be the No. 1 overall pick. Jake Arrieta, meanwhile, looks nothing like his former past ace self, as he walked six batters Tuesday
George Springer is setting the table for one of the best offenses in baseball, and delivering big time for fantasy owners.
Hicks went undrafted and was an afterthought in virtually all leagues entering the year, but he’s on pace to finish with a .323-90-25-94-22 line (and a 1.023 OPS). Hicks is absurdly still available in 36 percent of Yahoo leagues right now. Justin Bour: He’s hitting .292/.368/.589 with more homers (
After disappointing badly last season in which he entered as a sleeper, Luis Severino has been one of the most pleasant surprises in 2017. Severino flashes one of the best sliders in baseball and a fastball that’s averaged an MLB-high 97.2 mph this season (the next highest is 96.2). Severino pitches
Lucas Duda missed time with an elbow injury earlier in the year, but he’s quietly posting a .979 OPS with seven homers and 16 RBI over 91 at bats, and he’s recently been moved to cleanup in the Mets’ order. Duda is somehow owned in just 11 percent of leagues. If he qualified, his 17.1 BB% would rank
Devon Travis: He entered the league looking like a future star, but injuries and lack of production have since left him someone currently available in more than half of Yahoo leagues. It’s come with a 14:1 K:BB ratio, so it hasn’t been all good, but Travis actually leads all hitters in extra-base hits
From Vince Velasquez's ERA to Buster Posey's RBI output to Ian Happ's ownership percentage, we tackle some of fantasy's conundrums.
J.D. Martinez highlights this week’s look at recent fantasy risers and fallers. J.D. Martinez: Since returning from injury, he has five homers over 21 at-bats. Bradley Zimmer: He’s struck out in six of his first 10 at-bats, but Zimmer is a legit prospect who’s also slugged .600 over that span.
Zack Greinke looked done entering this year. Greinke has reinvented himself in an impressive way and has missed bats with decreased velo. Quick Hits: Cody Bellinger has struck out multiple times in each of his past five games, but he still has a 1.093 OPS on the year.
Despite it not being an even year, most projection systems had the Giants making the playoffs this season, albeit as a wild card behind the Dodgers. The Giants lost Will Smith to a torn UCL before the season and have since seen Madison Bumgarner go down with a shoulder injury thanks to a dirt-bike accident