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“All Things Fantasy” (6-4-12)

 

This is the Monday June 4th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy” . Jeff Erickson, Senior editor of Rotowire.com, comes on the show to talk about closer situations, some hot pitchers, prospects to watch, and more. Also, start my 5 Fantasy football facts for the upcoming season. Here are my notes from the show.   “All Things Fantasy”

2 week starters

Last week got Scott Diamond right with 13 innings pitched 1 Win, 2 QS,35 points in CBS standard league scoring., Bronson Arroyo struggled as he had 2 loses and Travis wood had 1 good start and1 bad start that netted him 16 fantasy points for the week.

Not a lot to chose from next week when it comes to 2 start pitchers. So I went with guys who have good matchups.

Wei- Yin Chen SP, BAL- vs PIT, @ ATL goes against Pitsburgh

Clayton Richard SP, SD- @SEA, @OAK

Blake Beavan  vs SD, vs SFG

Adds

Gordon Beckham (36.6%)- has been on tear recently as he has 3 homeruns, 8 rbis, and a 310 BA in his last 6 games. Beckham was huge prospect and is finally hitting. I don/t see him being this good all year but could be really good this week

Daniel Nava (22.6%)-

Quintin Berry ( 21.6%)- is Fast, that’s all you need to know. HA but really he is filling for Austin Jackson and in 12 games this season he has scored 11 runs, stolen 6 bases, and is batting .333 w 5 xbh. He could be a cheap source of steals until Jackson comes back

Stephen Drew (15%) SS, ARIZ- should return to the D-Backs in about 2 weeks and will be a great edition to fantasy lineups. While I do expect him to start off slow and a couple of extra off days. I think he could have a huge impact the once he comes back. If your desperate for a SS and can wait another 2 weeks then pick him up before someone else does.

Kirk Nieuwenhius (10.2%) OF, NYM- has been hitting all season with his .301 BA, has 19 rbis, 31 runs, 3 HR/SB. He could provide a great BA and score some runs. He is getting PT in outfield. Also, Jason Bay will return soon so keep a flyer on him.

Carlos Zambrano (61.6%)- BIG Z should be owned in almost every league. BTW never thought I would say that. He has won his last 2 starts. He has a 2.81 ERA and 1.11 WHIP and if you take away his last start where he gave up 7 runs then it would be a lot lower as he hasn’t giving up more than 3 ERs in anystart besides that one. Infact he has given up 1 ER or less in 6 of 10 starts

Casey Jansen ( 51%) has been the closer for the Blue Jays and has secured 5 saves since becoming the man in Toronto.

Matt Harrison (36%) has been sensational his 3 starts, All wins, granted 2 were against SEAttle . His next start is Friday vs San Fran. He has pitched 21.2 innings in his last 3 starts ( all Wins) with 14 ks and a 2.49 ERA and 1.11 WHIP

Brian Matusz (6%) has won 4 of his last 5 starts and hasn’t allowed more than 3 ER in any of those starts. he has beaten the rays twice and Red Sox once in 4 of those wins. has 21Ks in his 19 2/3 innings. with a 2.29 ERA and miniscule 0.92 WHIP.

Brandon McCarthy- is back from injury and already picked up a win against KC. His next start is against Texas so I wouldn’t start him then but He is definitely worth a pick up . There is a reason he owned in 63.4% of ESPN leagues

5 Fantasy football facts for next season

5. Don’t draft rookies- Football is the hardest sport to make the adjustment to. RG3 will be a lot better in fantasy than Luck, Trent Richardson will be great but will it be this year and people are already taking him to high. A.J. Green and Julio Jones where the best rookies WRs and those where 2 prominent guys in college. Cam Newton had a ridic year last year. Demarco Murray was the Best rookie RB last year and still didn’t finish in the top 30 in points last year of RBS.

4. Best RB is in the Eye of the beholder as Ray Rice had the most Fantasy points for a RB but Foster or Mccoy could be taken ahead of him. Guys like Chris Johnson and Jamaal Charles could be bounce back candidates. I am staying away from Matt Forte and Adrian Peterson.

3. WR is All Megatrons- next closest player is wes welker with 71 points less than Calvin. Roddy white isn’t going to be the best WR on his team. Same goes for Greg Jennings and Mike Wallace,

2. TE position falls drastically after 1st 2 Gronkowsi( 232 pts) and Jimmy graham (187). Next is Aaron Hernandez with 123 and there are about 8-9 guys who are all withing 25 points of each other

1.QB position is DEEP, While this is obvious It has to be pointed out b/c guys brees and Rodgers are taken so high and You can wait on a great QB who will put up huge numbers, Like either manning a total of around 8 Elite level fantasy QBs.

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