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Archive for March, 2012

“All Things Fantasy” (3-26-12)

March 27, 2012

This is the Monday, March 26th, 2012 edition of  “All Things Fantasy”, The Fantasy Baseball Extravaganza. Chris Vernon joins me to talk about his fantasy baseball team that he just drafted. Also, Jeff Erickson, from rotowire.com, joins me to give some in-depth fantasy baseball analysis.

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“All Things Fantasy” (3-8-12)

March 9, 2012

This is the Thursday, March 8th 2o12 edition of ” All Things Fantasy”. Jeff Erickson, The Senior Editor of Rotowire.com, comes on the show to talk Fantasy Baseball. Also, I talk about some NBA fantasy pickups and some players that could be greatly effected by the trade deadline. here are my notes from the show.

 

NBA Pickups

George Hill – in his last 3 games he has averaged 24 minutes and averaged 14 points, almost 4 rebs, close to 2 ast during that span. This is a must add for any Darren Collison owner, b/c Collison has been playing poorly recently and if he gets hurt then Hill will be right there to take his spot.

Shelden Williams- has had only 1 good game and that was last night as he played 41 minuest scored 15 points and hauled in 10 rebounds. With Brook Lopez possibly out for the season. Williams could become their starting Center. If he plays another 40 min in his next game then Williams would be a must add in all formats.

Josh howard- goes 5 games next week, is getting solid PT for the jazz.  Is only owned in 12% of ESPN Leagues. In his last 6 games he is averaging 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, close to 2 ast and steals during that span and hasn’t played less than 26 minutes in any of those games.

Alonzo GEEEEEEEEEE–

Randy Foye goes 5 games next week

Iman Shumpert/ Baron Davis

Carl Landry

Ronnie Brewer

Trade Deadline Players

Andray Blatche- isn’t doing a lot, and by not doing a lot I mean practically nothing for the wizards.  They are trying to trade him and he could be a huge assest if a team takes a risk on him. If that happens he would be an immediate pickup for all fantasy owners

Jamal Crawford is being shopped around, mainly to Minnesota and The Clips. I could see him doing some serious damage ( ina good way) if he goes to Minnesota. He would play a lot of minutes bc they need someone who can score.

Tristan Thompson- Isn’t doing a lot in Cleveland mainly b/c he isn’t getting PT. that could all change if They decide to trade Antwan Jamison. Thompson would be a major player for any fantasy playoff team if Jamison gets traded

Michael Beasley- is almost guaranteed to get traded. That drastically makes his fantasy go up.

Interview

How did you become senior editor of rotowire.com and a MLB Fantasy Expert.As someone who is striving to become a fantasy baseball expert

What stats do you look at when your making your top 200 players list.

Evan Longaria- you have as the 10nth overall player in your top 200 rankings, I think that is way to high for him. Why do you like him that high.

Andrew Mccutchen- You have as 19th overall, what improvements from last year do you see him making this year.

Brett lawrie- and Bj upton at 30 and 31

 

I don’t like to look at projections, how do you feel about them.

Is there any particular strategy you try to use for fantasy baseball like do you wait on pitchers, take steals early.

What do you look for in spring training?

Are There any closers you like this year that other people don’t

Name Recognition. I throw a name out some names and you tell me what you think about him.

Michael Cuddyer-

Josh Johnson-

Trevor Cahill-

Shin-soo CHoo-

Jemile Weeks-

J.D. Martinez-

Wilson Ramos-

Prado-

Carlos beltran-

Justin mornaue-

Bryan Lahair-

“All Things Fantasy”

March 1, 2012

This is the Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy“. I talk some Fantasy NBA pickups and some guys I would trade away. Also, Talk some Fantasy Baseball with some late round sleepers. My notes are attached. ( once again there notes, so excuse the grammatical errors).

 

Pickups

Josh Howard-owned in 3% ESPN Leagues, has averaged 30 minutes in his last 3 games and in 3 those games has averaged 15.3 points, almost 7 rebounds,2 ast and just over 1 steal in that span. He could keep this up as Utah Doesn’t really have a Shooting guard.

Tristan Thompson- owned in 3% of leagues, has put up some solid stats in his past couple of games by gettind doubles doubles in 3 of his past 4 games. With Anderson varejo out and the potential of Twan getting traded. Thompson will continue to get PT which means he will continue putting up doubles doubles.

Gerald Henderson- Only owned in 30% of Leagues started really well this season. is averaging 15 points, just over rebounds and almost 2 ast per game. Think this guy could be a huge pickup if you can get him.

James Johnson- owned in 19% of leagues has performed well of late. But want to see what happens when Bargnani comes back. Either way this guy will continue to contribute in categories all across the board.

“All Things Fantasy

Trades-

Guys im trying to rid of

Steph Curry- Just scares me going forward. He seems like an injury just waiting to happen. When he plays hes awesome, but he just cant seem to get healthy. He still has a lot of value so shop him while you still can.

Jrue Holliday his name brings a lot more value than his game. With the emergence of Lou Williams, the production of Holliday has decreased. According to ESPN Live Draft Results, Holiday was drafted as the 38 pick in draft. Ahead of guys like kyle Lowry, Brandon Jennings, and Ty Lawson and the list goes on. But I want to compare his stats to someone who was drafted 50 spots behind him and someone that you can get for cheap and that is Darren Collison.

Holliday is averaging 13.5 points, 4.5 ast, and 3.3 rebounds per game

Darren collision is averaging 11.5 points, 5.2 ast, 3.5 rebounds

Steve Nash- No one can argue that nashticles can ball. My worry is his age. I can definitely see Nash missing some games during the fantasy Playoffs b/c of either injuries or they might rest him when the Suns are out of the Playoff race. He just scares going forward and would it would be hard to feel confident with him in my playoff lineup

Antwan Jamison- He has been a very reliable fantasy option this year by averaging 17 points, 6.5 rebounds and close to ast per game. My concern is that if he gets traded to a playoff contender that he will no longer be a starter for that team and therefore no longer be a starter on fantasy teams. His value is at its peak right now. Get Rid of him while you still can

Jarret jack- The Jack Attack, came out the gates swinging and made his fantasy owners look like Brilliant for taking him. He has had some lingering Injuries recently and it seems that Greieves Vasquez is now splitting time with the Jack Attack.

Nene

Guys Im trying to acquire

Check your playoff schedule first.

Bargnani

Brook Lopez

 

Baseball Sleepers- These rankings are based on ESPNs overall player rankings

Jose Tabata ranked 284 by ESPN

Homer Bailey- ranked 279th

Trevor Cahill ranked 272 while last year was a small step back, this is a proven solid starting pitcher. He went 18-8 with a 2.97 ERA in 20120 and in 2009 finished in the top in AL CY Young Voting. Now he moves to the NL which should make an absolute bargain for where hes being drafed.

jair Jurrjens –ranked 256 was injured for most of last year, but was rocking folks before the injury. picked for the All-Star Game after going 12-3 with a 1.87 ERA

Wilson Ramos- ranked 216, could be a solid catcher for especially for leagues that play 2 catchers, hit 15 homers and drove in 52 runs in only 113 games. Could see him hitting 20 homeruns and atleast 70 RBIS this upcoming season

John Danks-209

Rick Porcello-465-

Matt Harrison 349- last year he put some quality numbers, had 14 wins – 9 losses,  had a solid 3.39 ERA in 185 Inn. and struck out 126 batters.

Martin Prado-168 did not live up to potential last year. He was drafted in the middle rounds like 8-10 but injuries derailed his season. Now he is being drafted somewhere around 14 and that is way to low for him. This guy is a career .293 hitter with a .341 OBP. Expect this guy to have a bounce back year and pay huge dividends to the fantasy owners that draft him.

Jemile Weeks-202 really like the way this guys play. He can steal bases and will easily get 30 SBs this season. makes for a great late  round pick for people in Roto Formats

Lucas Duda-212 hit .322 avg and had a.411 OBP after the all star break. That is when he got most of his ABs. For the season, only 300 ABs he hit 10 HRs, had 50 RBIs, and had a great OBP.370. If He can get even close to double those numbers your looking at a guy who could potentially hit 20 homeruns and drive 100 Runs

Adam Dunn ranked 219

Brandon Mccarthy