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” All Things Fantasy”

Here is the Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy“. I Talk about some NBA players, Super Lin-tendo makes an appearance and I talk some Fantasy Baseball. Here are my notes from the show dis-regard grammatical errors and names spelled wrong.

NBA players to add

Carlos Delfino- has really flourished lately as he has averaged close to 32 minutes a game and scoring 16.5 points,5.5 rebounds, close to 3 ast, and 1.75 steals a game. that’s all around good numbers. He is eligible at sg/sf so that is another plus for him. I think he can continue this production for the foreseeable future as Mike Dunleavy and Stat jack aren’t playing well.

Semih Erden -should see his production go up with the Anderson Varejao injury.

Corey Brewer- should see plenty of minutes with danillo galinari hurt. has played 33.5 minutes the last 2 games while averaging 14 points and 5 rebounds during that span. sprinkle in some asst, steal, blocks and rebounds and you have a solid short term pickup

Marco Belinelli- hasn’t done a lot recently but for all those people in weekly leagues. The Hornets are the only team that plays seven games in the next week as the 2 weeks are combine for the all star break. If he can get 15 fantasy points per game for seven games that’s 105 points and that isn’t bad if hes your worst player.

Jan Vesely the rookie who plays for the Washington wizards has finally started getting some PT. This was the Wizards 6th overall pick in this past years draft. so they are going to give a chance to shine, just like Tristan Thompson. in his past 2 games he has averaged 28.5 minutes only 6.5 points, but he has gotten 8.5 rebounds,2.5 ast, 1 stl and 2.5 blocks during those games. Those are solid Roto numbers and if he can get into double figures points then he will be a solid fantasy contributor.

Jason Thompson- is very inconsistent and that is frustrating but he has still put some solid stats. has recorded double digit rebounds in 2 of his past 3 games.

NBA Players that going to improve

Brooke Lopez is about to back from injury and will provide a major boost for not only the Nets but fantasy owners everywhere.

Gerald Henderson/ D.J. Augustin both should return from injury by the end of this weekend.

Jamal Crawford- with Raymond Felton in the Doghouse, jamal Crawford and Wes Mathews will benefit the most from this

Michael Beasley is

Marshon Brooks

Decline

James Harden

Chris Kaman

Jeremy Lin- cant keep this up forever

Raymond Felton

Kemba Walker- wont be the starter once D.J. Augustin returns, therefore his numbers are going to suffer

Players who are ranked to low- This is based on Yahoos ranking system.

Doug Fister pitched 216 innings last year which is ranks 20th in Innings pitched time for Blind Resume

Pitcher A. Pitched 217 Innings won 13 games, had a 2.74 ERA, a 1.21 whip and struck out 220 batters

Pitcher B. Pitched 216 innings won 11 games, had a 2.83 ERA, a 1.06 whip and only struck out 146 batters. While the strikeouts are very far apart, the ERA is pretty much the same and Pitcher B has a lot better whip. Pitcher A is Tim Lincecum while Pitcher B is Doug Fister. I really like Fister this year, The wins will go up and the strikeouts might get a lil better but Yahoo has him ranked as 201, while lincecum is ranked 29th. That is a huge rankings different and the only difference is in Ks.

David Ortiz- Had a pretty stellar year last year as he hit 29 home runs, 96 rbis and had a great .309 BA. he has more RBis than guys like Josh Hamilton, Justin Upton,  and the 29 homeruns are more than guys  like robinson Cano (28)  Adrian Gonzalez (27) and yet he is ranked 126. I know the guy is only getting older, (aren’t we all) but he will be in the middle of a ferocious Red Sox lineup and will continue produce.

Billy Butler- yahoo has ranked as the 119th player which is basically the 10th round and that is way to low for him. I know he only hit 19 home runs last year but he still had 95 RBIs and tied for 8th in doubles. He also hit a solid .291 BA. I think He will get 100 RBis and add in a few extra homeruns and you could be looking at a first baseman who will hit 25 homeruns 100 rbis and hit close to .300 BA. Getting that in the 7th or 8th round is great value.

Josh Willingham- Going to give a blind resume here. Player A hit 31 homeruns, had 99 RBis and hit .244 in 483 ABs. Player B hit 29 homeruns, had 98 RBIs and hit .246 in 488 ABs. Those are pretty much the same exact stats. Player A is Evan Longoria who is going in the 2nd round of drafts and ranked 11th by yahoo. Player B is Josh Willingham who is ranked 193 by yahoo! which is  huge difference and a 193 ranked player goes about the 16th round in drafts. That is excellent value.

Melky Cabrera had a career year last year and his numbers don’t even seem real. His name doesn’t hold a lot of value but the numbers speak for themselves. he scored 102 runs which was 12th in the majors, had 18 homeruns, stole 20 basis, and hit over .300 with a 305 BA. yet Yahoo ranks the guy as 164 when he combined to score the 18th most points for a batter last year. yahoo’s ranking of him is terrible and translates to 13 or 14th round pick which is way to low for him. He should be drafted around 8 to 10 rounds.

Ike Davis is set to have a huge year. Even though he got hurt last year I still feel like he will put up huge numbers this year.  he hit 7 home runs and had 25 rbis and scored 20 runs in only 129 Abs. if we times that by 4.5 that equals 580 ABs so here is how the rest those numbers will translate roughly 32 homeruns, 113 rbis, 90 runs and will hit close .300. That’s top 30 numbers right there and there were only 12 players last year who had 30 homeruns and 100 rbis. Yahoo has him ranked as 115th, I could easily see Ike Davis finishing the season as top 25 player and should provide very quality as an 8th or 9th round pick.

Lucas Duda-

Bryce Harper

Carlos Pena

to high

Carlos Santana- I never like taking Catchers to high b/c they don’t perform as well as other positions and yahoo has him ranked as 45th. that is in the middle of 4th round and although he did well last year by hitting 27 Homeruns with 79 rbis and hit a miserable .239. That isn’t 4th round production and that is why I wont have on any of teams. I would rather have a CC sabathia or A-Rod, ryan Braun, Michael young, just to name a few that are ranked worse than Santana.

PABLO SANDOval- aka Kung-fu panda has always disappointed in fantasy and this year seems no different yahoo has him ranked as the 38th best player and that is Ludicrous…he only played 117 games last year and always seems to get hurt. His best year was when in 2009 when he played a career high 153 games in which he hit 25 homeruns ( solid, but would barely been in the top 50 last year) 90 RBIS, and did have a 330 batting average which is very good. But A. I don’t think this guy will play 150 games this year. B. the average is the only thing that he is good for. ESPN has him as the 5th best 3rd baseman and I couldn’t trust him to take him with my 3rd or 4th round pick.

Dan Uggla

Nelson Cruz this guy always gets hurt, when he plays, hes great but this guy always seems to miss game. in his last 3 seasons he has 128 games ( in 09), 108 in (2010), and 124 last year. Those are the only years he has reached 100 games played. draft at your own risk but im avoiding this  guy in all leagues.

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