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Week 7 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Welcome to Week 21. If you've been following along with this series all season, you know the drill. If not, this article is to help you uncover starting pitcher options that may have been overlooked in your league or dropped after a poor start. As always, included are options for both shallow and deeper leagues. I also add my... Read More

Defenses matter a lot in fantasy football. If you can draft and matchup the right players against sub-par defenses, you have a recipe for success. It’s not as easy as just looking at the best and worst defenses from 2014 though, and that’s why we’re here to help. In this eight article series, we’re going... Read More

Mike Fiers could be one of the best under the radar trades at the deadline. And I’m not just saying that because of the no-hitter, though that may have some influence on why I am now discussing him. If you all recall, Fiers dominated last season with the Brewers throwing 71.2 innings with a 2.13... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10+ Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: The New York Yankees have had nothing short of a remarkable year. The return of Ivan Nova came just in time. Since Nova returned in late June, he has posted a 3.72 ERA with a 2:1 K/BB ratio and 4 QS. He's helped to... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10+ Leagues. OWNED IN: 12% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: The Colorado Rockies have played the fun game of "Closer Carousel" for most of this season, seemingly using anyone who can muster up the strength to pitch in the 9th inning. John Axford had the job, lost it, and essentially won it back... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10+ Leagues OWNED IN: 44% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Lets face it, the debut of Byron Buxton did not go as planned for all fantasy owners who were hoping for Mike Trout 2.0. Buxton exited stage left from Minnesota in late June after a four strikeout game that left him with... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues. OWNED IN: 10% of Fleaflicker Leagues. ANALYSIS: How is this guy available in 90% of leagues right now? How is this possible? Raisel Iglesias has been on an absolute tear as of late, and he is pulling off the best Rodney Dangerfield impression going today. "I don't get no... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: What more does Kang have to do to get your attention? While his rate stats are down this month, he’s still providing plenty of juice in the counting numbers. Since the break, the Pirates‘ Korean import boasts a .959 OPS with a half-dozen homers and... Read More

As always, Saturday has a full slate of games coming our way including prime match-ups pitting the Giants at the Pirates and the Astros at the Dodgers. A red hot Blue Jays team also travels to Los Angeles to face the Angels in a battle of two teams fighting for first place in their divisions.... Read More

Below are my FanDuel lineup picks for Saturday, August 15th. My goal with these DFS picks, as always, is to try to choose players who will outperform their expectations. These players can be high-cost players, or they can be sleepers, but we are always looking for players that have a chance to return the greatest value... Read More

Hector Olivera could be called up as early as Monday to officially join the Atlanta Braves, according to The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Olivera at the July trade deadline even though they signed the Cuban defector to a six-year, $62.5 million contract. The righty will likely become the starting third baseman in Atlanta. Olivera strained his... Read More

Giancarlo Stanton had a setback during his rehab of a hand injury, according to The South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The Miami Marlins start outfielder was scheduled to hit live pitching this week but had to skip a day due to ongoing pain. "It's just wrist weakness. Not the actual surgical part; the impact on my incision... Read More

Dustin Pedroia might not return from the DL until Sept. 10, according to The Boston Globe. It’s a nagging hamstring injury that will force the Boston Red Sox second baseman to be out much longer than originally expected. Pedroia took batting practice for the first time but the hamstring isn’t ready for him to take... Read More

Alex Gordon will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Sunday, according to The Kansas City Star. The star outfielder has been sidelined since July 8 after he hurt his groin while tracking a fly ball. Despite an injury to a key player, the Kansas City Royals have been able to maintain... Read More

Glen Perkins hopes to return to the Minnesota Twins bullpen by Tuesday, according to Pioneer Press. The reliever received an injection on Wednesday for a neck issue that has been bothering him for nearly two months. Perkins plans to play catch on Thursday or Friday since he feels a lot better. Perkins hopes to play... Read More

Hello and welcome to another edition of the prospect call-up watch. I am Brady Grove writing live from McDonald's because the wifi in my condo isn't working. Today we will be discussing four young guns on the move (for better or worse), their opportunity, and how this affects fantasy baseball managers. All of the prospects... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Target him at the end of the draft or as a waiver pick up. ADP: 228 STD, 144 PPR ANALYSIS: Playing behind the non-existing hands of Alfred Morris, Helu brought in 42 passes for a career-high 477 yards. This season, Helu joins a backfield that contains Latavius Murray, Trent Richardson, maybe, and the receiving... Read More

Over the course of the season I’ll be giving you two players at second base and shortstop per week who I think can help your team. For Week 21 of the fantasy baseball season, these players are usually widely available in any format, and should turn nice profits in the weeks to come. As always,... Read More

As we've discussed previously, players who can be plugged in at multiple positions take on more value as we barrel toward the end of the season. With just a few weeks left before the fantasy baseball playoffs begin in many head-to-head leagues, and time growing short in roto formats, today's corner infield spotlight will shine... Read More

No matter where you’re picking in your upcoming fantasy draft, nothing will cause you to lose sleep more than running back. They are by far the most volatile position with the highest risk of being a bust. How many fantasy GMs drafted Montee Ball, Giovani Bernard, Doug Martin or Zac Stacy in the opening two rounds... Read More

Defenses matter a lot in fantasy football. If you can draft and matchup the right players against sub-par defenses, you have a recipe for success. It’s not as easy as just looking at the best and worst defenses from 2014 though, and that’s why we’re here to help. In this eight article series, we’re going... Read More

This week NASCAR heads to the Bristol Motor Speedway for the Irwin Tools Night Race. It will be the second trip to the World's Fastest Half Mile this season and the first race saw Matt Kenseth win from the pole in a rain filled race that went into the night. It is definitely one of... Read More

Week 3 of the EPL and the closure of the transfer window looms ever closer for those clubs who feel the need to strengthen their squads for the coming months. Chelsea have already secured the signing of Pedro from Barcelona and Manchester City have acquired Nicolas Otamendi  from Valencia.  Ironically, both were targets for Manchester United. Editor’s... Read More

Wow. You really don't realize how many fantasy baseball relevant players are currently experiencing injury issues until you start writing the weekly injury update article. To be clear, because there are so many players currently battling their own bodies, we will be focusing on those with the utmost relevance to fantasy baseball managers. Stay tuned... Read More

We have another full slate on Friday, August 21st, and once again the Cubs will play an afternoon game, eliminating them from my analysis. They will take on the Braves at Wrigley Field at 4:05. As far as the rest of the field, we have plenty of top pitching options to choose from, and I’ll... Read More

Manchester City Stands Alone - So Far Although the new English Premier League season is still in its infancy, Manchester City looks like a team with the potential to steamroll over their competition. Through the first two weeks the new campaign the league has organized itself into four castes: the disappointing traditional powerhouses, the surging small clubs,... Read More

It's been a long and lonely two weeks without a UFC, but we're back Sunday in Saskatoon, Canada with a solid card from top to bottom, highlighted by two youngsters in Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira fighting in the main event. As usual, I’ve broken down my DraftKings MMA picks into thee sections: Cash game... Read More

Baltimore Orioles utility man Steve Pearce will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with the Gulf Coast League. It’s been a month since Pearce has been on the field with the Orioles because he’s been dealing with an oblique injury. The 32-year-old will likely play a few minor league games before he returns to the main... Read More

Brandon Phillips will be day-to-day with a right bicep injury. Reds manager Bryan Price announced that Phillips was experiencing discomfort after he exited Wednesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. "It's just that it got sore," Price said after the game. "I think he had some problems with it when he laid out [for a ball... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Daniel Norris has been placed on the 15-day DL with an oblique injury. Norris suffered a right oblique strain in his start Wednesday night at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs. The left-hander couldn’t get out of the fifth inning because of the injury. He allowed three runs on four hits... Read More