Archive for August, 2012

“All Things Fantasy” (8-29-12)

August 30, 2012

This is the Wednesday August 29th, 2012 edition of  “All Things Fantasy” . Michael Pichan (@FantasyNomad), host at Fantasy Sports Show, joined me to talk all things fantasy football. We went over trade discussions, top 200 lists, Why Tom Brady isn’t going to be a top 3 QB and more.

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Also, I will be coming out with Review of the 3 auction I did.


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August 28, 2012

This is Monday August 27th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. Jeff Erickson, Senior Editor of and host of Rotowire Fantasy Sports Today on Sirus/Xm satellite radio (XM 87/Sirius 210), joins me to talk some fantasy baseball and Fantasy Football. Also, I give some draft strategies, interesting Handcuffs, and more. My notes from the show are below.

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Players that seem to be on all my teams

Donald Brown- usually got him as my 3rd or 4th RB

Torrey Smith- Is going to have a huge year. Top 15 potential going in the 7th to 8th rounds

Matt Ryan- Never overpaid for him ( don’t consider round 6 or 7 as overpaying, or 9 dollars in an auction)

Nate Washington- another guy going later in drafts who was great last year that could repeat or even exceed last years number

Greg Olsen/ Fred Davis- Great TE value late in drafts

Players im staying away from

Miles Austin- Always seems injured

MJD- Would rather have an “injury risk” player than a player that might not even play.

Sproles- At best is repeating last years number and don’t think he even does that

Wes Welker- No way he is going to produce numbers like he did last year. Still a solid WR but there are better guys than him at where he is being drafted

Ryan Mathews- Already missing 2 games, who says he won’t miss more?

 Draft Strategy- QB early is bad, As there is quality QBs in the later rounds

TE early is even worse.

RBs thin out after round3


 Some Sleepers players

Justin Blackmon- Is going to great in PPR leagues

Dexter McCluster- Probably will have RB/WR eligibility and could get close to 5 catches a game which would be great for PPR leagues

Kevin Ogeltree- Remember what Laurent Robinson did last year? Ogeltree could do it this year if/when Miles Austin gets hurt

Owen Daniels- Still a solid TE. Not a big gamble here

Kyle Rudolph- Everyone is loving this guy, just pay to much for him

Jerome Simpson- He will have a solid season, can get him later b/c he is suspended for the first couple of games

Intersting Handcuffs

Nick Foles- Get him if you own Mike Vick

Lavon Brazil- Austin Collies replacement

Brandon Jackson- Could win the job from Montario Hardesty

Rueben Randle- If Hakeem Nicks gets hurt.

Taiwon Jones- If Darren Mcfadden goes down

“All Things Fantasy” (8-22-12)

August 23, 2012

This is the Wednesday August 22nd, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. I give my end of the year prediction rankings for the up coming football season. Here is the list, but listen to the show to find out what I said about each player.

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These are my end of the year rankings/ predictions. I tried to take injuries into account.

Top 10 QBs ( 2011 year rankings)

1. Tom Brady (3rd)

2. Aaron Rodgers (1st)

3. Drew Brees (2nd)

4. Mathew Stafford (5th)

5. Eli Manning (6th)

6. Cam Newton (4th)

7. Matt Ryan (8th)

8. Tony Romo (7th)

9. Peyton Manning (NR)

10.Philip Rivers

On the show I had Fitzpatrick finishing 10th, but realized that was a mistake after the fact so changed it here.

Notables Left off, RG3, Vick, Luck, Dalton, Fitzpatrick

Top 15 RBs

1. Ray Rice (1st)

2. Arian Foster (4th)

3. Lesean Mccoy (2nd)

4. Chris Johnson ( 16th)

5. Darren Mcfadden ( 34th)

6. Fred Jackson (14th)- Missed 6 games

7. Jamaal Charles (NR)

8. Matt Forte (17th)- missed 4 games last year

9.Demarcco Murray (30th)

10. Donald Brown (35th)

11.Adrian Peterson – missed 4 games (7th)

12. Marshawn Lynch ( 6th)

13. Darren Sproles (8th)

14. Reggie Bush (12th)

15. Ahmad Bradshaw (20)

Notables Left off, Trent Richardson, Doug Martin, MJD, BJGE, Beanie Wells

WR Rankings top 15

  1. Calvin Johnson (1st)
  2. Larry Fitzgerald (5th)
  3. B-Marsh(13th)
  4. Roddy White (7th)
  5. Jordy Nelson (2nd)
  6. A.J. Green ( 16th)
  7. Victor Cruz ( 4th)
  8. Percy Harvin (8th)
  9. Marquess Colston (11th)
  10. Steve Smith (6th)
  11. Brandon Lloyd (25th)
  12. Julio Jones (19th)
  13. Torrey Smith (22nd)
  14. Pierre Garcon (23rd)
  15. Antonio Brown (24th)

Notables Left off, Wes Welker, Greg Jennings, Hakeem Nicks, Mike Wallace, Andre Johnson

Top TEs Top 10

  1. Jimmy Graham (2nd)
  2. Rob Gronkowski (1st)
  3. Aaron Hernandez (3rd)
  4. Vernon Davis (8th)
  5. Antonio Gates (7th)
  6. Fred Davis ( 12th)
  7. Brandon Pettigrew (11th)
  8. Greg Olsen (17th)
  9. Jermichael Finley (5th)
  10. Jason Witten (6th) – had 24 points in his last 6 games, that’s 4 pts per game.

Notables left off, Jermanine Gresham, Jared Cook, Tony Gonzalez, Dustin Keller

“All Things Fantasy” (8-15-12)

August 16, 2012

This is the Wednesday August 15th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy” . I talk about Auction Draft strategy and snake draft strategy as I dissect my FSWA fantasy draft. Also, I give some 2 start pitchers for next week as well as some pickups for fantasy baseball. Notes from the show are listed below

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2 week starters for next week

Matt Harvey- vs COL, vs, HOU

Lucas Harrel @STL, @NYM- has gone 7 straight starts with allowing 2 ER or fewer

Deep Leagues-

Tyler Chatwood

Mark Rogers Mil- vs CHC, @ PIT

Players to add-

John Jay- (32%)has been on on his last 12 games he is a ridic 20 for 45, with 2 HR, 10 Runs, 8 RBIs, 3 SB. His OBP is nearly .500 in that span.

Eric Young jr. Col, (5%)- has homered in in his last 2 games and had a hit in 11 out of his last 13 games and has more than 1 hit in every single one of those 11 games. He has 11 runs, 3 HRs,6 rbis, and 2 SB during that span.

Derek Norris-

“All Things Fantasy” (8-13-12)

August 14, 2012

This is the Monday August 13th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. Jeff Erickson, senior editor of and host of Rotowire Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius 210 and XM 87 satellite radio to talk about recent happenings in Fantasy Baseball. Also, we talk about Fantasy Football and focus on the top players that are being drafted. I give some players that are moving up my draft board and why. Also, I give an update on my FSWA experts fantasy draft.

” All Things Fantasy” (8-8-12)

August 9, 2012

This is the Wednesday August 8th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. David Kerr (@askROTObaseball) joined me to talk all things fantasy  baseball. Also, I give my top 12 players for PPR drafts.

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My top 12 rankings for a PPR draft. make sure to listen to the show to know why some of my rankings are different and to get the reason why I ranked each player where I did.

1.       Arian Foster

2.       Ray Rice

3.       Lesean Mccoy

4.       Calvin Johnson- By far and away the best WR in the NFL. Most likely to repeat his numbers from last year.

5.       Ryan Mathews- could be inline for a huge year, will catches some passes prob close to 50 and will be the goal line back. He could be just as good as the RBs infront of him.

6.       Aaron Rodgers-

7.       Drew Brees– all 3 of these guys are in the same class, If you don’t believe me then look at last years stats. Brees finished with just 5 points less than Aaron Rodgers last year.

8.       Chris Johnson- Will definitely have a bounce back year and is a safe bet to be a reliable RB. His days of rushing for 2K might be over but hes still one of the best RB in the league.

9.       Tom Brady- Brady could be the best year with a much improved WR core and no Ben Jarvis.

10.   Darren McFadden- when healthy, he  has the ability to be a great RB, but his health has hurt his value.

11.   Fred Jackson- This guy was awesome last year before he got hurt, he catches passes and will be a big part of the Bills Offense

12.   Larry Fitzgerald- IF he had a better QB then he would be fighting with Megatron for #1 status among WR, but hopefully he will have John Skelton.

Jordy Nelson- Was 2nd in the fantasy points among WRs last year and has arguably the best QB in the NFL. He wont get double covered, word out of training camp is that he is playing better this year in camp than last year. Best part is he is dropping to the 3rd round in most fantasy drafts.

“All Things Fantasy” (8-6-12)

August 7, 2012

This is the Monday August 6th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. I give my BOLD predictions for this upcoming football season. Also, give some baseball players to pick up for Fantasy Baseball. My notes from the show are attached below. Didn’t put all of my predictions on here that I talked about.

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Bold Predictions:

Kyle Rudolph finishes as top 10 TE, Fred Davis finishes 3rd among TE in fantasy points.

Toby Gerhart finishes with more TDs than Adrian Peterson.

Jacquizz Rodgers finishes with the most Fantasy points among Atlanta RBs.

Reggie Wayne returns to form and finishes as a top 20 WR.

The Buffalo Bills finish as top 3 Defense.

Jon Baldwin not only has more fantasy points than Dwayne Bowe but finishes as a top 20 WR.

Josh Freeman has a bounce back year and finishes as a top 10 QB and Mike Williams has over 10 TDs.

Jahvid Best will be owned by 0% of Fantasy leagues and will not play a full game this season.

MLB Pickups

Brett Jackson OF, Chicago Cubs (1.5% )- made his Major league debut yesterday  went 2-4 with a run scored. could contribute in SBs and Runs, however he does strikeout a lot

Dan Strailey Oak, SP (11.3%)- made his 1st career major league start and it was a solid performance as he went 6 IP scattering 6 hits while giving up 1 ER and striking out 5.

Patrick Corbin( 0.5%) SP, RP Ariz- was up earlier in the year, but got his first start since being recalled last Wednesday and made the most of it by going 6 innings allowing only 2 hits and walking only 2 batters (0.67 Whip) while allowing 0 ER and striking out 5 batters. he got the  win in that game and

Grant Balfour- RP  Oak (33.7%)- Could take over the closer role as Ryan cook has struggled blowing 4 out his last 5 saves OPs, according to ESPN Balfour hasn’t given up an ER since June 29th.

John Segura 2B, Milw (0.0%)- He was the main piece in the trade the Brew Crew made in the Zach Grienke deal and it looks like he be the everyday SS for the Brewers the rest of the season. he has been tearing up Double-A ball with 4 steals and going 13 for 30 (.433 BA) with the double A team

“All Things Fantasy” (8-1-12)

August 2, 2012

This is the Wednesday August 1st, 2012 edition “All Things Fantasy”. @FD_theOracle comes on the show to talk about his website I give some fantasy baseball players you should pick up. Also, Brad Cook comes on the show to talk about Out of The Park Baseball, a Simulation baseball game.

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Some notes from the show

Matt Carp 1B, OF SEA (10%)- has gone 10 for his last 21 (6 gms), 5 runs, 1 HR, 5 RBIs (.476 BA)

Chad Bilingsley (44%)- has been awesome in his last 2 starts getting 2 ws, 2 QS, only 6ks in 13 1/3 innigs, while allowing only 1 run for a 0.68 ERA and has a 0.90 WHIP in that span. he faces the Cubs on Friday @ home.

Chirs Johnson 3B, Ariz(22%)- has been on an absolute tear. in his last 13 games he has a. 429 BA (21/49) 7 run, 4 HR, 13 RBIs, 11 of his 21 hits have been for XBHS

Brandon Mccarthy- Should be coming off the DL soon

Brett Wallace 1B (.1%)- could be a solid pickup in deep leagues. Hit 2 HRs today.

A.J. Griffin SP, OAK (33%)- has pitched a QS in everyone of his starts this season (7)- goes against Toronto on Saturday.

Whats the deal with Ryan Ludwick- has hit 4 HRS in his last 4 games including tonight-