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2017 Prospects: Top 30 Impact Rookies for Fantasy Leagues (Week 6)

Hello everyone, and welcome to my weekly Top-30 Fantasy Rankings for Impact Rookies! In this series, I will be going over the top prospects in baseball and discussing which ones figure to have an impact for the rest of this fantasy baseball season.

Based on a combination of different reasons, including the fact it is a relatively weak prospect year compared to past seasons, we will be including players in the minors who may not qualify as rookies, but are still young and not established. So yes, A.J. Reed and Jose Berrios will be included on this list.

With that said, there’s still a lot of prospects who could have impacts on fantasy baseball rosters this season. To be honest, unless there are any injuries or trades, it could be a little time until some of these players reach the majors. But as we approach June, players will start to receive promotions as the Super Two deadline passes. It’s never too early to keep an eye on prospects with potential impacts down the road. After all, just look at Cody Bellinger and his happy fantasy owners. He’s looking pretty sharp so far.

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To be clear, this list is not the top 30 prospects in baseball. This is a list of the top 30 prospects who are likely going to rise to the major leagues and provide fantasy baseball value this season. The qualifications are simple: a player must not be on an active roster, they must have a clear path to the majors, and while they may have played in seasons prior to 2016, they must not have an established role with a team and not be over the age of 26. If a player is moved to the active roster of their team, they will be removed from this power rankings list and replaced.

 

1. Yoan Moncada (3B, CWS, AAA)
Stats: 129 PA, .345/.419/.549, 6 HR, 8 SB, 11.6% BB rate, 26.4% K rate
ETA: Late June
White Sox GM Rick Hahn recently spoke about Moncada, saying that he was “by no means complete at the minor league level, but he certainly is making a great deal of progress and we’re thrilled with where he’s at.” A cryptic, vague message no doubt, but most are speculating at this point that Moncada’s promotion will wait until late June when the Super Two deadline on him will likely pass. Those 31 days in Boston last year probably hurt his chances of a call up in the long run, but he is hitting quite well and will certainly take a starting role in Chicago once he is promoted.

2. Lewis Brinson (OF, MIL, AAA)
Stats: 102 PA, .326/.382/.528, 4 HR, 4 SB, 7.8% BB rate, 23.5% K rate
ETA: Mid-June
The Brewers are in no position to rush a top prospect up to the majors given the fact they’re in a rebuilding state, but they will give Brinson a shot this season. Keon Broxton won’t hold down the fort for long with his struggles, and Brinson should receive a promotion once his Super Two deadline passes. He will not have to wait as long as Moncada, given that he has seen no time in the majors to this point, but a wait is a wait. But with his combination of power and speed, he will be a force to be reckoned with once promoted.

3. Austin Meadows (OF, PIT, AAA)
Stats: 113 PA, .194/.257/.262, 1 HR, 3 SB, 7.1% BB rate, 19.5% K rate
ETA: Mid-June
Meadows could easily join Brinson and Moncada in reaching the majors after his own Super Two deadline, but unlike the other two, he has to earn it. He has not exactly been tearing it up in the minors, which has reduced the likelihood of him forcing his way to the majors. But if the Pirates fall out of contention and deal Andrew McCutchen, Meadows could have a starting role from June until the end of the season. That could be an incredibly valuable asset to fantasy owners.

4. Amir Garrett (SP, CIN, AAA)
Stats: 36.0 IP, 4.25 ERA, 4.94 FIP, 18.9% K rate, 9.5% BB rate, 15.8% HR/FB, .220 AVG
ETA: Mid-May
In a surprising move, the Reds optioned Garrett to the minors after a largely successful start to the majors. The team does not need a fifth start over the coming days, and it appears they demoted him to add a bullpen arm for the days ahead.The ERA and home run numbers are not great, but he allowed 10 runs (nine earned) and three home runs against Milwaukee on April 24 over 3.1 innings. Outside of that start, he has allowed eight total runs and three home runs over five other starts. That is a 2.20 ERA. It may be safe to chalk that up as an outlier. He will be back up in the majors before long and has shown the ability to succeed. He is worth owning in nearly all leagues.

5. Jose Berrios (SP, MIN, AAA)
Stats: 39.2 IP, 1.13 ERA, 2.54 FIP, 25.7% K rate, 5.3% BB rate, 4.7% HR/FB, .167 AVG
ETA: Late May
Berrios has finally made the list. He has been added here, and immediately stands out as the second best pitching prospect in the minors. Why? Because it is clear he will play a role with the 2017 Twins. There have only been three rotations in Major League Baseball worse than the Twins. Ervin Santana and Hector Santiago have been great, but all other starters have been terrible for Minnesota. Meanwhile, Berrios’ command has improved after walking 12.5 percent of opposing hitters in last season’s 58.1-inning debut in the majors. If his command is truly improved, his stuff is still electric and he could still become an ace for Minnesota, and fantasy owners who snag him before it’s too late.

6. Bradley Zimmer (OF, CLE, AAA)
Stats:
ETA:
To be blunt, Cleveland’s outfield beyond Michael Brantley have been pretty bad this season. Lonnie Chisenhall, Austin Jackson, Abraham Almonte and Brandon Guyer all have either 0.0 WAR or negative WAR to this point. Now Zimmer has not been tearing it up at the minors, but his defense is elite and his power/speed combination is explosive. He is a dynamic player and could provide a spark to Cleveland’s offense, even with his swing-and-miss issues. He is far from perfect, but if owners will own Joey Gallo who strikes out far more and only has power, owners will certainly be happy owning a guy with fewer strikeouts, a higher average and more stolen bases.

7. Tom Murphy (C, COL, AAA)
Stats: NA
ETA: Mid-June
Murphy is still a ways off, and who knows how long it will be before he starts again. I’ve still got him stashed in my league because I love the power upside out of a catcher in Coors Field, but there’s no doubt that stash is burning a little bit right now. He has so much fantasy appeal, but fantasy owners have to be really patient with him.

8. A.J. Reed (1B, HOU, AAA)
Stats: 128 PA, .283/.406/.462, 4 HR, 0 SB, 17.2% BB rate, 25.8% K rate
ETA: Mid-July
Marwin Gonzalez and Yulieski Gurriel have been holding down the fort at first base for Houston, but Reed still has that explosive talent that both of them lack. Though Gonzalez has been sharp this season at the dish, he is more of a super-utility guy longterm than a true first baseman. Reed was terrible last season in the majors, but his walk rate is way up from his previous Triple-A number and he is reaching base at a much higher rate. His strikeout rate needs to come down before he’s ready again for the majors, but the potential is still there for a well above-average first baseman with tons of power.

9. Brandon Woodruff (SP, MIL, AAA)
Stats: 34.1 IP, 1.83 ERA, 3.57 FIP, 22.2% K rate, 5.2% BB rate, 5.1% HR/FB, .208 AVG
ETA: Mid-June
The Brewers are another rotation in need of some help. Tommy Milone is gone, but Jimmy Nelson, Zach Davies and Wily Peralta have all been awful. Woodruff, on the other hand, has been outstanding thus far in the minors and is clearly cruising to a spot in the Milwaukee rotation. Woodruff does not have dominating stuff, but he can get batters out and eat innings in Milwaukee. He’s no future ace like Berrios, but an innings-eater like Mike Leake. Owners in some 10+ and 12+ team leagues could benefit from a guy like that.

10. Tyler Beede (SP, SF, AAA)
Stats: 32.0 IP, 3.38 ERA, 4.40 FIP, 15.9% K rate, 9.9% BB rate, 8.7% HR/FB, .227 AVG
ETA: Late May
It is not easy replacing an ace, and that is the challenge faced by the Giants since Madison Bumgarner’s injury. Even falling behind every other starter in the rotation by two full starts, Madison Bumgarner still has the highest WAR in San Francisco’s rotation by 0.3. Ty Blach has been terrible for the Giants, recently being shellacked by Cincinnati. He is probably not their long term answer, but Beede is. Beede has been solid to this point in the season, and though he is no strikeout artist, he will provide solid innings like Woodruff. Once he gets a chance at the rotation, expect him to hold onto it for a while, providing owners with a reliable innings-eating starting pitcher.

11. Yandy Diaz (3B, CLE, AAA)
Stats: 55 PA, .395/.509/.558, 1 HR, 0 SB, 20.0% BB rate, 7.3% K rate
ETA: Early June
Diaz continues to rake since his demotion to Triple-A, and at this point, there is little to no doubt he will be promoted again in the near future. He neither possesses a ton of power nor a ton of speed, but hits can be valuable in fantasy leagues. He has the makings of a regular third baseman in the majors, similar to Martin Prado, and could be valuable to some fantasy owners. Expect his time in the minors to be brief, and owners in 12+ teams should be ready to snag him again as a solid depth piece at the corner infield positions.

12. Franklin Barreto (SS, OAK, AAA)
Stats: 130 PA, .353/.403/.534, 4 HR, 3 SB, 6.9% BB rate, 28.5% K rate
ETA: Mid-June
Barreto is really in the same boat as Moncada where there is really no one to keep him down in the minors, but he is down just because of service time. Once that Super Two clock passes for Barreto, he will be promoted. He has been crushing minor league pitching thus far and has demonstrated he is capable of hitting at the higher levels despite his youth (21). His power and speed combination has always been solid, and it would be especially valuable coming from a middle-infielder.

13. Dan Vogelbach (1B, SEA, AAA)
Stats: 89 PA, .288/.404/.425, 2 HR, 1 SB, 15.7% BB rate, 20.2% K rate
ETA: Early June
Vogelbach’s time in the majors was brief, and largely unsuccessful again. He hit only .143 with no home runs in six games, but the potential is still there for a well-round first baseman who can hit for both average and power. His plate discipline has always been great, as has his power potential. If he gets another shot at the majors and begins to find some consistency at the plate, then owners could be rewarded with a valuable first baseman in the majors.

14. Reynaldo Lopez (SP, CWS, AAA)
Stats: 32.0 IP, 3.94 ERA, 5.06 FIP, 24.8% K rate, 13.5% BB rate, 13.5% HR/FB, .208 AVG
ETA: Late June
Lopez got off to a brutal start this season, but appeared to make some progress. However, he walked five batters in his last start. Even with seven strikeouts, that’s not good. He needs to reign in his control in order to reach the majors. Dylan Covey may be on the way out of the rotation, but there are still several slots due for an upgrade. Lopez has probably leapfrogged Lucas Giolito who has really struggled this season, and brings to the table strikeout upside. Again though, he needs to prove his command issues are behind him before he will be promoted.

15. Derek Fisher (OF, HOU, AAA)
Stats: 137 PA, .325/.382/.569, 7 HR, 3 SB, 8.0% BB rate, 25.5% K rate
ETA: Mid-July
Houston’s outfield continues to perform admirably, but Fisher is trailing only Ian Happ on this list for most home runs, while also batting over .300 right now. His power/speed combination is exciting, and though he struggles with the common dilemma of strikeouts, he has hit for a nice average in spite of it. All it takes now is an injury or a cold streak from one of the starters, and Fisher should be able to reach the majors.

16. Jeimer Candelario (3B, CHC, AAA)
Stats: 115 PA, .340/.443/.649, 4 HR, 0 SB, 13.9% BB rate, 22.6% K rate
ETA: Late July/Early August
As per usual, Candelario’s trade value hinges on a trade to another team. If the deadline passes and he is not traded, his value is essentially zero. But he is hitting for power now, and has continued to display promising discipline, making him a potentially exciting option for fantasy owners. He just needs a chance outside of Chicago.

17. Amed Rosario (SS, NYM, AAA)
Stats: 132 PA, .373/.417/.517, 2 HR, 7 SB, 6.8% BB rate, 12.9% K rate
ETA: Late July
Since April 26, Jose Reyes is slashing .311/.385/.622 with three home runs and a pair of stolen bases. Not good for a prospect like Rosario who needs everything to fall his way to find playing time. Rosario is hitting well, but he will need full starting time to have any sort of fantasy value given his already limited fantasy skillset. If Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera continue to hit, Rosario will be essentially put on the list of players to only be promoted if there is an injury.

18. Tyler O’Neill (OF, SEA, AAA)
Stats: 122 PA, .183/.254/.330, 3 HR, 4 SB, 9.0% BB rate, 28.7% K rate
ETA: Late July
O’Neill has struggled a fair amount in the minors this season, but the opening after Mitch Haniger’s injury is still there for the taking. Like with Austin Meadows, he needs to find his bat in order to warrant his promotion. The potential is there for a true middle-of-the-order slugger that a team like Seattle could use. But for O’Neill to have enough time to have a fantasy impact, that bat needs to get going soon. Once Haniger returns, it will be tougher for him to crack that 25-man roster.

19. Ian Happ (2B/OF, CHC, AAA)
Stats: 103 PA, .264/.340/.604, 9 HR, 1 SB, 10.7% BB rate, 22.3% K rate
ETA: Late July
Happ is currently on the list of players who requires an injury to reach the majors. He is hitting for enough pop and knows how to hit, but he plays for arguably the most loaded roster in baseball. If a guy like Ben Zobrist or Javier Baez winds up on the disabled list, Happ could be on the next bus to Chicago and provide owners with a great source of thunder. But he needs injuries to happen, and because of that, he is not a recommended stash.

20. Luke Weaver (SP, STL, AAA)
Stats: 15.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 2.35 FIP, 20.8% K rate, 0.0% BB rate, 0.0% HR/FB, .167 AVG
ETA: Late June
The Cardinals rotation has actually been very reliable this season, with all but one pitcher owning an ERA above 4.00 (Adam Wainwright) and one starter with a FIP above 4.00 (Lance Lynn). But injury always strikes, it always seems to strike St. Louis. Weaver is the sixth man in that rotation and has been extraordinary through three starts. He has gone 15 innings without a run allowed, and only eight hits allowed. He is a very solid starter with a relative amount of upside, and would be worth owning in all leagues if promoted.

21. Ronald Guzman (1B, TEX, AAA)
Stats: 134 PA, .352/.410/.492, 3 HR, 0 SB, 7.5% BB rate, 17.2% K rate
ETA: Early July

22. Zack Burdi (RP, CWS, AAA)
Stats: 11.2 IP, 2.31 ERA, 1.79 FIP, 35.9% K rate, 7.6% BB rate, 0.0% HR/FB, .174 AVG
ETA: Early July

23. Lucas Giolito (SP, CWS, AAA)
Stats: 28.1 IP, 7.31 ERA, 6.03 FIP, 23.1% K rate, 13.4% BB rate, 24.0% HR/FB, .283 AVG
ETA: Early July

24. Rhys Hoskins (1B, PHI, AAA)
Stats: 115 PA, .343/.426/.657, 8 HR, 12.2% BB rate, 15.7% K rate
ETA: Early August

25. Jesse Winker (OF, CIN, AAA)
Stats: 108 PA, .290/.370/.333, 0 HR, 0 SB, 12.0% BB rate, 11.1% K rate
ETA: Early August

26. Casey Gillaspie (1B, TB, AAA)
Stats: 119 PA, .224/.294/.383, 4 HR, 1 SB, 9.2% BB rate, 22.7% K rate
ETA: Late July

27. Josh Hader (SP, MIL, AAA)
Stats: 35.2 IP, 4.54 ERA, 6.66 FIP, 21.5% K rate, 14.8% BB rate, 19.0% HR/FB, .205 AVG
ETA: Early August

28. Jae-Gyun Hwang (3B, SF, AAA)
Stats: 117 PA, .306/.333/.396, 0 HR, 2 SB, 4.3% BB rate, 20.5% K rate
ETA: Mid-July

29. Yohander Mendez (SP, TEX, AA)
Stats: 36.1 IP, 3.72 ERA, 5.95 FIP, 21.3% K rate, 10.7% BB rate, 23.5% HR/FB, .197 AVG
ETA: Early August

30. Clint Frazier (OF, NYY, AAA)
Stats: 120 PA, .258/.358/.495, 4 HR, 2 SB, 12.5% BB rate, 21.7% K rate
ETA: Mid-August

 

MLB Rookie Rankings

1. Aaron Judge (OF, NYY)

2. Andrew Benintendi (OF, BOS)

3. Cody Bellinger (1B/OF, LAD)

4. Manuel Margot (OF, SD)

5. Josh Bell (1B/OF, PIT)

6. Hunter Renfroe (OF, SD)

7. Trey Mancin (1B, BAL)

8. Dansby Swanson (SS, ATL)

9. Robert Gsellman (SP, NYM)

10. Christian Arroyo (SS, SF)

11. Mitch Haniger (OF, SEA)

12. Matt Davidson (3B, CWS)

13. Jharel Cotton (SP, OAK)

14. Jorge Bonifacio (OF, KC)

15. Antonio Senzatela (SP, COL)

16. Albert Almora (OF, CHC)

17. Koda Glover (RP, WAS)

18. Manny Pina (C, MIL)

19. Andrew Toles (OF, LAD)

20. Kyle Freeland (SP, COL)

 

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It has been a few weeks since my last edition of RotoBaller’s Recently Promoted Prospects series for fantasy baseball prospects thanks to a trip to the Caribbean where I enjoyed watching MLB trade deadline madness from a beach with a drink (or two) in my hand. A number of big prospects have since been promoted... Read More


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Deeper Hitter Pickups for Fantasy Baseball - NFBC Waiver Wire Report for Week 19

We have completed another week of MLB action, making it time to make more waiver wire moves heading into Week 19. However, things will be slightly different for our weekly look into the high-stakes NFBC landscape. For those who do not know, in the NFBC, there are no IL spots and trades, making waiver moves... Read More


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Fantasy Baseball Week 19 Injury News, Updates: Fernando Tatis Jr., Tim Anderson, Max Fried, Tyler Glasnow and more

 The "Field of Dreams" game has now been played and teams are really in the heat of their pennant races now. Players continue to vie for playing time-based on merit and injury. This time of year, many injuries may be muscular in nature due to cramping and dehydration. Teams have to manage these types of... Read More


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Free MLB Betting Picks - Today's Best Bets, Expert Predictions, Odds (8/13/22)

It's a gorgeous day in August here in Pennsylvania and it looks like some awesome weather across this great nation of ours for baseball. I got to take in a Double-A game with my mom for her birthday last night and see fireworks after and I was reminded of just how awesome it is to... Read More


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Top Hitter Streamers and Starts for Fantasy Baseball - Week 19

The NFL preseason may be starting, but let's not lose sight of what should be a fantastic end to the MLB season! Multiple division races are up for grabs, the wildcard races are as wide open as it gets, and it's anyone's guess who wins the major awards. I mean, what else could you want?... Read More


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Finding MLB Starting Pitcher Breakouts - Pitch Mix Analysis and Mid-Season Changes (Part 2)

Welcome back to another edition of my series on pitchers with mid-season changes to their pitch mix. I seem to have found a niche covering pitch mixes and using it to evaluate where pitchers have avenues for growth or warning signs for regression. As a former catcher, I'm used to thinking about pitch sequencing and... Read More


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Closers and Saves Waiver Wire Report for Fantasy Baseball - Week 18

The trade deadline dust has settled, and we're still not over it here at RotoBaller. Those were some wild days leading up to what was a really wild Tuesday! Bullpens across the league were affected, and while some of the changes were obvious, others were a little less clear and needed time to sort themselves... Read More


Two-Start Pitcher Streamers for Fantasy Baseball - Week 19

What's up what's up! It's Jon Anderson filling in this week to recommend some two-start streaming options for Week 19 of the fantasy baseball season. Week 19!? Holy cow, the season is flying by. This weekly fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups column aims to identify starting pitchers expected to make two starts in the upcoming... Read More


Fantasy Baseball Trade Targets - Buy/Sell For Week 18

Making the right trades can be crucial to championship success in fantasy baseball, almost as much as the draft, if not more. While most trades can have a significant impact on your fantasy team, it’s the deals where you acquire undervalued players and then see their production improve that can really tip the scales in... Read More


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Jakeem Grant Sr. Is Out For The Season, Who Will Replace Grant?

The Cleveland Browns signed All-Pro return specialist Jakeem Grant Sr. to a three-year, $10 million contract in the offseason in an attempt to improve their return game. Based on the contract, the Cleveland front office obviously prioritized upgrading the return game heading into 2022. Unfortunately, Cleveland got bad news when Grant went down during Tuesday's... Read More


Is Christian McCaffrey Healthy? Is McCaffrey Worth Drafting Early for Fantasy Football

After an incredible 2019 season, Christian McCaffrey has dealt with injuries both of the past two seasons. This was further amplified by the draft capital fantasy managers spent on him, which was in many cases the No. 1 overall pick. The disappointment these injuries created is hard to forgive and forget but 2022 is a... Read More


Wan'Dale Robinson - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Rookies, Draft Sleepers

Wan'Dale Robinson - 2022 Fantasy Football Draft Sleeper and Undervalued Wide Receiver

It can sometimes be tricky trying to decipher whether or not a certain rookie player is going to be worth taking in fantasy football drafts. There aren't numbers to go off from a previous season in the NFL and some teams choose to deploy rookies differently than others. Amid all the uncertainty, Wan'Dale Robinson of... Read More


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NFL DFS Lineup Picks for DraftKings, FanDuel - Preseason Week 1 (8/13/22)

The NFL 2022 season is here. That means it is time for your season-long fantasy football drafts. But more important, right now, it is time to get back into our daily fantasy groove. In this article, I will be providing you with daily fantasy football picks on DraftKings and FanDuel for the slate on Saturday,... Read More


Treylon Burks - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Rookies, Draft Sleepers

Preseason NFL Depth Charts Analysis: Interesting Trends for Fantasy Football

Now that we've reached the point in the year where NFL teams are playing preseason games, we've also reached the point where teams are putting out their unofficial preseason depth charts. On one hand, these are unofficial. But on the other hand, it can be fun to read into things. So, let's do examine some... Read More


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Fantasy Football Breakouts, Busts, and Locks - New Orleans Saints 2022 Outlook

Welcome to our fantasy football Breakouts, Busts, and Locks, a series on RotoBaller where our writers look at three key players on each NFL team. Today, we're talking about the New Orleans Saints. With a new head coach for the first time in years and with a (presumably) healthy Jameis Winston under center, what can... Read More


Jahan Dotson - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Rookies, Draft Sleepers

Is Jahan Dotson Worth Drafting? Fantasy Football Rookie Outlook

The Washington Commanders used their first-round pick (No. 16 overall) in the 2022 NFL draft to select Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson. Dotson stands 5'11" and weighs 183 pounds and will team with Terry McLaurin to give new Washington quarterback Carson Wentz two talented receivers to target. Dotson was the RotoBaller consensus rookie WR8... Read More


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Fantasy Football Injury Report For NFL RBs: Preseason Updates On Najee Harris, Antonio Gibson, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, James Robinson and Kenneth Gainwell

Below you will find our updated fantasy football injuries report for running backs in the 2022 NFL preseason as of Friday August 12th. The injury statuses for various NFL running backs are up in the air during training camp, including Najee Harris, Antonio Gibson, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, James Robinson, and Kenneth Gainwell. With peak draft... Read More


Quarterback Fantasy Football Sleepers - 2022 Later-Round Draft Targets

Today I'm here to discuss some quarterback fantasy football sleepers and value picks. Identifying undervalued players in the late rounds of fantasy football drafts is one of the best ways to give you a better shot of winning your fantasy leagues year in and year out. This is especially true with the quarterback position, as... Read More


Jauan Jennings - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Injury News, DFS Lineup Picks

Sophomore NFL Wide Receivers Set to Bust Again - Fooled Me Once, Not Again!

Adjusting to the speed and the rigors of the NFL can be tough, and not every player will do it effectively as a rookie. And that's okay! Plenty of players struggle in their first year but then breakout later. But not every player. Some struggle as rookies and then follow that up with more struggles.... Read More


Darrel Williams - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Darrel Williams: 2022 Fantasy Football Draft Sleeper and Undervalued Running Back

Arizona running back James Conner is currently being drafted as the RB16 in the third round of PPR redraft leagues. This price is certainly understandable. Conner finished as the RB5 last year, racking up 18 total touchdowns in the process. He also demonstrated his ability as a pass-catcher with 37 receptions on 39 targets. These... Read More


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Running Backs Targets for Zero-RB Fantasy Football Drafts (2022)

There are so many different fantasy football draft strategies nowadays, but no other strategy comes with as much scrutiny and judgment as the zero-running back strategy. For the longest time, the running back position was widely accepted as the most important position in fantasy football. For some, that’s still very much the case. However, with... Read More


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Must-Have Tight Ends for 2022 Fantasy Football Drafts

Tight end is a fun position in fantasy football. There's a clear top group of tight ends, headlined by Travis Kelce. The top-five tight ends all count as "must-have" tight ends because of positional scarcity, but it's boring to suggest you draft the following names: Kelse, Mark Andrews, Kyle Pitts, George Kittle, and Darren Waller.... Read More


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Real or Not? Misleading Stats from Forwards - 2021-22 NBA Season Review: Kyle Kuzma, Saddiq Bey, Devin Vassell

We're still weeks away from the regular-season tip-off, and while there is a ton of hype about the incoming rookies, we still need to reflect on the 2021-2022 campaign and what happened just a few weeks and months ago. Things have finally settled when it comes to the NBA offseason timeline so it's time to... Read More


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Real or Not? Legitimate Stats from Centers - 2021-22 NBA Season Review: Steven Adams, Mitchell Robinson, Jakob Poeltl

We're still weeks away from the regular-season tip-off, and while there is a ton of hype about the incoming rookies, we still need to reflect on the 2021-2022 campaign and what happened just a few weeks and months ago. Things have finally settled when it comes to the NBA offseason timeline so it's time to... Read More


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Real or Not? Misleading Stats from Centers - 2021-22 NBA Season Review: Robert Williams, Mo Bamba, Bobby Portis

We're still weeks away from the regular-season tip-off, and while there is a ton of hype about the incoming rookies we still need to reflect on the 2021-2022 campaign and what happened just a few weeks and months ago. Things have finally settled when it comes to the NBA offseason timeline so it's time to... Read More


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Fantasy Basketball - Veteran Free Agency Losers (Part 2): Nicolas Batum, Robin Lopez, Otto Porter Jr.

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who find themselves in a bad situation. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. On the other hand, rostering players in perfect situations can be the ultimately league-winning move for savvy fantasy GMs. Today, let's talk about some veterans that entered Unrestricted Free... Read More


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Fantasy Basketball - Veteran Free Agency Losers (Part 1): P.J. Tucker, Danilo Gallinari, Gary Payton II

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who find themselves in a bad situation. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. On the other hand, rostering players in perfect situations can be the ultimately league-winning move for savvy fantasy GMs. Today, let's talk about some veterans that entered Unrestricted Free... Read More


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Fantasy Basketball - Veteran Free Agency Winners (Part 2): James Harden, T.J. Warren, JaVale McGee

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who find themselves in a bad situation. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. On the other hand, rostering players in perfect situations can be the ultimately league-winning move for savvy fantasy GMs. Today, let's talk about some veterans that entered Unrestricted Free... Read More


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Fantasy Basketball - Veteran Free Agency Winners (Part 1): Patty Mills, John Wall, Ricky Rubio

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who find themselves in a bad situation. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. On the other hand, rostering players in perfect situations can be the ultimately league-winning move for savvy fantasy GMs. Today, let's talk about some veterans that entered Unrestricted Free... Read More


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NBA Summer League Losers - Forwards: Nikola Jovic, Trevelin Queen, Caleb Houstan

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who find themselves in a bad situation. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. On the other hand, rostering players in perfect situations can be the ultimately league-winning move for savvy fantasy GMs. Today, let's talk about some potential busts and sleepers that... Read More


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NBA Summer League Winners - Forwards: Keegan Murray, Quentin Grimes, Moses Moody

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who find themselves in a bad situation. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. On the other hand, rostering players in perfect situations can be the ultimately league-winning move for savvy fantasy GMs. Today, let's talk about some potential busts and sleepers that... Read More


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NBA Summer League Winners - Centers: Chet Holmgren, Day'Ron Sharpe, James Wiseman

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who find themselves in a bad situation. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. On the other hand, rostering players in perfect situations can be the ultimately league-winning move for savvy fantasy GMs. Today, let's talk about some potential busts and sleepers that... Read More


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NBA Summer League Losers - Centers: Charles Bassey, Luka Garza, Santi Aldama

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who find themselves in a bad situation. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. On the other hand, rostering players in perfect situations can be the ultimately league-winning move for savvy fantasy GMs. Today, let's talk about some potential busts and sleepers that... Read More


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NBA Summer League Winners - Guards: Josh Giddey, Cam Thomas, Bennedict Mathurin

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who find themselves in a bad situation. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. On the other hand, rostering players in perfect situations can be the ultimately league-winning move for savvy fantasy GMs. Today, let's talk about some potential busts and sleepers that... Read More