Dalton Del Don has come up with 30 players, one from every MLB team, for you to strongly consider avoiding at draft tables based on their price.
We have 30 sleeper candidates for you to consider in the late rounds. Some of the players on the list are young guys on the rise, while others are familiar names who are getting overlooked.
We’re three seasons into the careers of Francisco Lindor and Carlos Correa, two shortstops who haven’t yet turned 25, and both look like future MVPs. Who do you take?
The Diamondbacks were one of baseball’s biggest surprises last year, going from losing 93 games in 2016 to winning that many in 2017, when Arizona made the playoffs and recorded a better run-differential (+153) than the Cubs and Nationals. The main theme when it comes to Arizona this year is the introduction
Marcell Ozuna joins a Cardinals team filled with intriguing fantasy options (AP Photo). The perennial contenders figure to be fighting for a playoff spot once again in 2018, as the Cardinals bring back most of last year’s roster with the addition of a new middle of the order hitter. After trying hard
Ken Giles is still getting drafted aggressively despite his poor postseason (AP Photo). Like “sleeper”, “bust” is a nebulous term in which one size doesn’t fit all, but in general, the following relievers have been deemed overvalued by the Yahoo fantasy crew entering 2018 drafts, so buyer beware. •
The Giants were arguably the most disappointing team in baseball last year, finishing tied with the worst record despite entering as favorites to win a wild card spot. San Francisco had issues both at the plate (where they ranked last in OPS, home runs and wRC+) and also on the mound (the team’s ERA
Jimmy Butler suffers a serious knee injury and a look around the rest of the league (AP Photo). 1) Jimmy Butler had an eventful week, first making news after electing to “rest” during the All-Star game, even challenging Lou Williams to a game of 1-on-1 for $100K, and then suffering a knee injury that
Like “sleeper”, “bust” is a nebulous term in which one size doesn’t fit all, but in general, the following infielders have been deemed overvalued by the Yahoo fantasy crew entering 2018 drafts, so buyer beware. • If you’re simply looking for, say, 25 steals and a batting average that won’t sink your
Yahoo is offering a $100K NBA Baller contest on Friday. Dalton Del Don reveals some well-priced options so you can also get some stars in your DFS lineup.
Elfrid Payton highlights this week’s look at risers and fallers in fantasy hoops (AP Photo). Elfrid Payton: It’s been just a three-game sample, but since getting traded to Phoenix, Payton has averaged career highs in ppg (20.3), rpg (8.3), apg (8.7), 3pt (1.0) and mpg (35:06) while shooting 57.1 percent
Michael Beasley’s fantasy value has never been higher and a look around the rest of the league (AP Photo). 1) Kristaps Porzingis is the latest star to suffer a serious injury this season, and the Knicks’ franchise took yet another major hit. Michael Beasley continues to put up big numbers with Porzingis
D.J. Augustin saw his fantasy value rise after the trade deadline (AP Photo). D.J. Augustin: He’s Orlando’s new starting point guard with Elfrid Payton shipped to Phoenix. Tyreke Evans: Memphis was holding a healthy Evans out of games recently in hopes of dealing him, but a trade never materialized
Isaiah Thomas is off to a slow start in Cleveland and a look around the rest of the league (AP Photo). 1) Isaiah Thomas has a great opportunity with Kevin Love out, but it’s been a rough start in Cleveland. Thomas hasn’t been a top-275 player since returning, but his Usage Rate is still going to be
Boban Marjanovic saw his fantasy value increase after getting traded to L.A. (AP Photo). 1) The Clippers were candidates to be sellers, but Blake Griffin was a surprise as the first to go. 2) Boban Marjanovic has rightfully been the most popular fantasy add since the trade was announced, but he’s still
Gary Harris highlights this week’s look at risers and fallers in fantasy hoops (AP Photo). Gary Harris: His modest Usage Rate (19.8) is tied for No. 123 in the NBA, yet Harris ranks as the No. 26 fantasy player so far this season. Already one of the quieter fantasy assets, Harris has only gotten better
Chris Paul highlights this week’s look at risers and fallers in fantasy hoops (AP Photo). Chris Paul: The aging point guard remains a durability risk but also a top-10 player despite coming off an injury and learning a new system on a new team. The Rockets have the No. 2 Offensive Efficiency in the
DeMar DeRozan highlights this week’s look at recent risers and fallers in fantasy hoops (AP). DeMar DeRozan: He exploded for 52 points on New Year’s Day, going 13-for-13 from the line (he’s 23-for-23 over the last three games from the charity stripe). DeRozan is also sporting career bests in True Shooting
Alvin Kamara has another big game and a look around the rest of the league (AP Photo). Saints vs. Buccaneers: Jameis Winston threw three picks and got just 7.1 YPA but had 363 passing yards and added 32 rushing yards and a score. Packers vs. Lions: Matthew Stafford had a huge game and finished the
Jameis Winston highlights this week’s look at whom to sit and start in fantasy leagues (AP Photo). Packers vs. Lions: Start Jamaal Williams, who averaged 23.4 touches during Weeks 10-14 when Aaron Jones was out/limited. Jones is out in Week 17, and Williams will be the centerpiece of a Green Bay offense
Nikola Mirotic has elevated his game to a new level since returning from injury (AP Photo). Nikola Mirotic: He’s looked like a completely different player since returning from his injury suffered by getting punched in the face by teammate Bobby Portis, as Mirotic has averaged career highs in ppg (18.5
Ezekiel Elliott’s return to action may have been too late to help his fantasy owners (AP Photo). Seahawks vs. Cowboys: Dallas wasn’t kidding about making Ezekiel Elliott a workhorse immediately upon his return from suspension, as he saw 24 carries and seven targets, which resulted in 118 yards against