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Dynasty Baseball strategy/draft

March 14, 2013

Dynasty baseball is a whole new ball game and I started my first leagues this year on Dynasty Sports Empire.com. The first team I drafted was an expansion team so I got to draft a new team while there were 10 other teams in the league that had established teams with keepers and such. Before I go any further, let me tell you about the league. It is a head-to-head points league with daily lineup changes. Each team gets 40 roster spots and you keep 25 players at the end of the season. Just like any H2H points league with daily lineup changes, getting a lot of pitchers is a big deal, but I seemed to be the only person that knew that (will explain why later). Also, people drafted a lot prospects which aren’t going to help them this year. I learned a lot from my first draft and was ready to DOMINATE my 2nd dynasty draft where all the teams were starting from scratch.

1st thing that you have to decide is whether you’re going to play for this year or for the future. It sounds like a simple concept but this rule gets broken all the time. What I mean by that is if you’re going to draft a bunch of young players then don’t spend a pick on a David Ortiz or any other player that only has a couple years left. The flip side of that is if you’re playing to win this year then drafting 5-7 prospects that aren’t going to help you in the next year or 2 is a waste of a roster space. My team is filled young players that are young and can contribute this year.

My Draft Strategy for Dynasty Draft #2

Scoring system: go here to check out the scoring system. http://www4.fantrax.com/fantasy/leagueRulesSummary.go?leagueId=mrjqzr8ehc99yk0v

I ended up with 7th pick of the draft out of 16 teams. My strategy going into the draft was to draft a great pitching staff with a lot of starters, get established young players (players aged 24-28), and avoid prospects. The “avoiding prospects” is an idea that only I go by, but why? Simple, I want to win EVERY year, including this year. We have 40 roster spots, so why would I waste 5-7 roster spots on prospects that aren’t going to help my squad for years? One argument is well you have so many spots that it doesn’t matter if you waste 5-7 slots, but that is throwing away points to me. I would much rather draft a starting pitcher that gets my team 9 points every start then a player that will get me ZERO points for the next year or two no matter how great he is PROJECTED to be. Also, I try to have a very limited number of hitters on my bench; this is a strategy you can use in any daily lineup leagues because having hitters sitting on your bench is a waste of space. Think about it…I can have a starting pitcher that gets me 12 points a week on 1 start or a bench hitter that I might start once or twice a week that will at most get me 6-7 points.

Before I talk about my roster, I want to go in-depth at the last point I just made about maximizing your pitching staff. If I have 15 starting pitchers on my roster and I figure 5-7 of them will be starting 2 games that week, then that gives my team 20-25 starts per week. That is a lot of points and puts my team at huge advantage when I’m facing a team that only has 12-15 starts per week. It is a lot easier to make up the difference between poor offense vs a good offense if I can double the amount starts the other team has. If that better offense generates about 6 more points than my offense a day then that’s only about 36-40 more points than my team over a week long matchup which equals only about 4 or 5 extra starts from my pitchers (that’s if my pitchers only get 8 points per start, ie Barry Zito averages 12 points per start).

Now it’s time for me to gloat..I mean to tell you about my team. I picked Andrew McCutchen with my first pick because he is young and is about to hit his prime. Then it came back around to me and I needed an ace to anchor my staff so I picked Matt Cain, who is young and averaged the 6th most Fantasy points per game (FP/G) with 29.03 points. Compare that to Cutch who averages 4.61 FP/G which is 15th amongst hitters. Before I go any further, let me break down to you how pitchers are more valuable then hitters despite popular belief. Let’s say Cutch has an awesome week and averages 6 points per game for 7 games ( that would only happen a couple of times a year) then that’s 42 points for the week. Now Matt Cain starts two times in a week ( which happens probably about every 3 weeks so 33% of the time he will be starting twice a week) and gets his averages points per start. Well that’s almost 60 points for the week and a HUGE advantage over Cutch ( I like to call him predator because of his dreads). Back to the draft, I wanted to get another starting pitcher so I picked Chris Sale in round 3 over Madison Bumgarner. This was one of my toughest decisions because they are both young (24 years old), but Sale averaged 22.1 FP/G (17th overall) while Bumgarner averaged 20.6 FP/G(23rd overall) last year so I went with player who averaged more points per start. Remember I am trying to go young but productive. 4th round was an easy selection as Billy Butler, who I like a lot, was still around. Then I selected Johnny Cueto, a player that has performed at an elite level, but doesn’t get the credit he deserves. He had a 2.78 ERA in 217 IP with a 1.17 WHIP plus he is only 26. Then went with Austin Jackson, another youngster just now coming into his prime and then took Matt Harvey, 24 years old, with my next pick. My team is shaping up perfectly with a bunch of young talent that can produce this year and years to come. Here is my roster and I put some side notes of why I took/like certain players and what round they were drafted in.

My Roster ( age of the player, round he was drafted, & FP/G is average fantasy points per game last year)

C- Alex Avila (age-26, 12th round, 2.09 FP/G)– Has a great career OBP (.352 OBP in 2012 & .389 OBP in 2011, .359 career OBP) and was hurt most of last year, plus he is hitting in of the best lineups in baseball

1B- Billy Butler (age- 26, 4th round, 3.84 FP/G)

2B- Gordon Beckham (age-26, 17th round, 2.42 FP/G)- while he clearly isn’t the best option at 2B, he is young and I just wanted a player that will start every game as he has played in 150 games or more in his last 2 season.

3B- David Freese (age-29, 12th round, 2.86 FP/G)- Freese is solid and this late in the draft couldn’t go wrong as I needed a third baseman.

SS- Alcides Escobar (age 26, 8th round, 3.16 FP/G)- Love Escobar as he was one of the top SB leaders last year among SS and one of the best up and coming SS. Considering he outperformed Elvis Andrus last year who went about 25 picks ahead of Alcides, was very happy getting him were I did.

INF- Brandon Belt (age 24, 13th round, 2.42 FP/G)- another player with a lot upside, is young, and has a starting gig. What’s not to like?

INF- Brandon Moss ( age 29, 23rd round, 3.34 FP/G)- it is amazing how many people sleep on this dude. He hit 21 HRs in 84 games. If he plays 140 games this year then he can easily smash 30 HRs

INF- Brett Wallace( age 26, 28th round, 1.78 FP/G)- This is a big year for Mr. Wallace, but he will be the starting 1B for the Astros…ha, yea that’s not that special but he could have a breakout year or continue in mediocrity which is fine with me.

LF- David Murphy ( age 31, 18th round, 3.22 FP/G)- finally went with a player who is over 30 years old, but this is another player that is consistently good and could see 100-150 more ABs this year. .his line was .304 BA, 15 HRs, 10 SBs, 65 runs, 61 RBIs last year in only 457
ABs and could increase those numbers to 20 HRs, 15 SBs, 80 Runs/RBIs this year which would be great value considering where I drafted him.

CF- Andrew McCutchen (age 26, 1st round, 4.61 FP/G)- Hes the anchor of my franchise

RF- Lucas Duda (age 27, 22nd round, 2.23 FP/G)- this is an intriguing player with high upside who could also flop. At this point in the draft I wanted a player that could help me this year and also starts. See a theme here about getting starters?

OF- Lorenzo Cain (age 26, 10th round, 3.25 FP/G)- If Cain can stay healthy then he could produce some really good numbers. he is my 3rd Kansas City player so that is kinda scary.

OF- Austin Jackson- (age 26, 6th round, 2.83 FP/G)- This kid has all the makings of a 5 tool player with a good BA and has a chance of going 20/20 this year.

Util- Josh Donaldson (age 27, 29th round, 2.27 FP/G)- whether you think he can produce like last year is irrelevant because he is the starting 3B for the A’s and should get plenty of ABs.

Bench-
Jemile Weeks- traded F. Cervelli & Kolten Wong for him. This could be a bad trade, but I think Weeks could be solid this year and could be the future 2nd basemen for the A’s for a long time.

Fernando Martinez (HOU, 34th round) & Mike Baxter (NYM, 36th round)- just wanted a couple of players that could play every day that I could sub in if needed. Don’t plan on sitting anyone on my roster so I don’t need a strong bench of hitters.

Pitchers (FP/G is per start last year)

SP- Homer Bailey (age-26,round 9th, 18.94 FP/G)- A consistent pitcher.

SP- Matt Cain ( age-28, round 2nd, 29.03 FP/G)

SP-Johnny Cueto (age-26, round 5th, 21.18 FP/G)

SP-Matt Harrison ( age-27, round 11th, 20.47 FP/G)- I do see Harrison regressing a bit but always feel confident in a players true talent when a team gives a player a lot of money as the Rangers signed Harrison to a big deal this winter.

SP- Chris Sale (age 24, round 3rd, 22.1 FP/G)

RP in H2H points leagues is different than other leagues and could be a very complicated situation. I chose to not spend a high draft on a RP and instead get a couple of pitchers that will be starters who qualify at RP. Those pitchers can be more valuable than most closers. Also, saves are 10 points while holds are 5 points so there is still good value in RP that won’t be closers

RP- Jared Burton (age -31, round 33rd, 3.19 FP/G)- He is young and should be the setup man for Glen Perkins and could get a couple of saves throughout the season

RP- Scott Feldman (age-30, round 40th, 3 FP/G)- before you throw up in your mouth..this is a player that would not make most fantasy rosters but he could provide 8-10 points per start at the RP position since he is penciled as a starter for the Cubs.

RP-Ernesto Frieri (age-27, round 16th, 5.87 FP/G)- LOVE this is guy (no homo) as he will be the closer when/if Ryan Madson gets injured. Just has filthy stuff and should be a solid closer for the next couple of years

RP-Kyuji Fujikawa (age-32, round 24th, n/a FP/G)- only thing more fun than saying his name is watching him dominate MLB hitters while piling up saves. The Cubs don’t trust Carlos Marmol so neither should you. Think he could easily collect 20 saves this season and should be the Cubs closer for the future

RP- Stephen Pryor (age-23, round 30th, 2.26 FP/G)- This is a prime example of a young prospect who will contribute this year. He is the setup man

RP-Erasmo Ramirez (age-22, 27th round, 8.5 FP/G) – Should win a starting rotation, SP with RP eligibility, young stud. Nuff Said

Bench (aka starters galore)

Matt Harvey (age- 23, 7th round, 16.5 FP/G)- Harvey has all the tools to be a dominating pitcher. I drafted him pretty high, but I believe in this kid. He had a 2.73 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, & 10.62 K/9 , those are ridiculous numbers especially for a pitcher as young as him.

Daniel Bard (age-27, 35th round, -1.76 FP/G)- listed as SP, Bard has dominate stuff as long as he is coming in from the bullpen and is still young.

Wei-Yin Chen (age-27 , 21 round, 12.72 FP/G)- nothing special here..just another SP in the arsenal.

Alex Cobb (age-25, 15th round, 14.61 FP/G)- was surprised how far he fell. This kid could be a stud for years to come and I really think he can improve on last year’s numbers.

Danny Duffy (age-24, 31st round, 6.83 FP/G)- one of the key pitchers in the Royals organization. Another youngster & another SP.

Juan Nicasio (age-26, 37th round, 5.27 FP/G)- not sure if he will be much of a factor this year, but he is young and throws gas, plus I got him really late in the draft.

Mike Pelfrey (age-29, 39th round, 12.67 FP/G)- will be perfectly satisfied if he can average the same amount points he did last year.

Martin Perez (age-21, 26th round, -2 FP/G)- Fits my mold of young stud who can contribute this year ( I sound like a broken record). Kind of hope he starts in the bullpen so he can gain RP eligibility as well.

Chris Tillman (age-24, 19th round, 20.33 FP/G)- His FP/G was spectacular last year and think he could have a huge this year and is clearly flying under the radar (Iron Eagle style)

Vance Worley (age-25, 25th round, 8.3 FP/G)- Hope he makes the rotation. The Twins gave up Ben Revere for him so they must think highly of Worley

Barry Zito (age-34, 32nd round, 13.19FP/G)- I got nothing

In total that is 17 starting pitchers on my roster. Easily the most in the league and the best part is most of them are young studs. Every day I should have around 2-3 SP going, which means it doesn’t matter how great my opponent’s offensive is because there is no way they are going to compete with my pitching. I will breakdown some of the rosters in the next article. Hopefully this provided with some valuable fantasy baseball knowledge.

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“All Things Fantasy” (3-11-13)

March 12, 2013


This is the Monday March 13th, 2013 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. Nick Raducanu (@fantasytrade411, Trader X) joined me on the show to talk some key issues for fantasy baseball. Also, talked some fantasy basketball pickups and Isaac Stock (@IkeNBall) threw in some pickups as well. Here are my notes from the show and some of the topics that were discussed during the interview.

@fantasytrade411 interview (fantasy baseball)

Who would you take #1 overall and #4 overall?

how good will Will Middlebrookes be this year?

Why are people drafting Paul Goldshmidt so high (23rd in HRs by 1st basemen) (19th overall ADP by mock draft central.com) ?

considering how good Edwin Encarncion was last year do you think he is Falling in drafts or just right? how likely to repeat numbers from last year?

Some players you are high on and some players you will not be drafting

Can you trust R.A. Dickey this year?

Ike Davis, Eric Hosmer, or Anthony rizzo Rank them and why?

NBA:
NBA:
Current news (% owned in ESPN leagues)
Jermaine O’Neal (13% owned)
Kyrie irving/ Shaun Livingston
D-Rose being 95% owned

Pickups

C.J. Miles (8%)- has scored in double figures in 10 of his last 11 games. 2.5 3PM per game and 1.6 steals in his last 15 games

Trevor Ariza (31.3% of ESPN leagues)- had 26-10 in his last game and has scored 15 or more points in 6 of his last 9 games and 6 or more rebounds in 5 of out of 9 of those 9 games

Eric maynor (5 games next week)(3% owned)- has averaged 8.3 points & 5

Nate Robinson ( 23% owned)-16.5 points, 7.5 assist,5 rebs, 2.5 steals in his last 2 games.

J.J. Barea (6%) – has scored in double figures in 6 of his last 7 games ( and he got thrown out of that game and 4 or more assist in 4 of his last 7 games. getting plenty to opps to score and close to 3.5 rebounds per game in those 7 games

“All Things Fantasy”

February 26, 2013

In this Monday, February 25th 2013 edition of “All Things Fantasy” Jeff Erickson (@jeff_Erickson), senior editor at rotowire.com, joins me to talk fantasy baseball. Also, Isaac Stock and I talk some fantasy basketball. Then Michael Pichan(@fantasynomad), blogger for rotoinfo.com, joins me to talk about his rankings for the upcoming 2013 fantasy baseball season which you can view here http://blogs.rotoinfo.com/pichan/. below are my notes from the show and some topics we discussed

“Ask advice from everyone, but act with your own mind.” ~ Yiddish Proverb. This is something every Fantasy sports player needs to learn

“All Things Fantasy”

Interview with Jeff Erickson:
Where would you draft Curtis Granderson now that he has a broken for arm? is there any Yankee that will pick up his slack?

Who do you take with the first pick of the draft? 4th pick?

guess this player (1st baseman)..had more homeruns than Paul Goldschmidt & Adrian Gonzalez…had the highest Slugging PCT of ANY 1st baseman…he became the primary 1st basemen this winter…give up? its Brandon Moss- why are people so down on this guy?

You have to choose Eric Hosmer or Anthony Rizzo for only this season. which one and why?

Is this the year Chris Johnson breaks out in ATL?

Do you believe all the Allen Craig Hype?

What 1 or 2 or players that will begin the year in the minor leagues become a fantasy difference maker?

Is Ernesto Frieri the one to own in LAA over Ryan Madson?

Do you think R.A. Dickey has a successful season compared to last year?

NBA Pickups
how is Derrick Williams only owned in 14% of espn leagues? hes averaging just under 16 points a game while grabbing close to 9 rebounds per game. including 23 points & 12 rebounds in his last game.

C.J. Watson (3.7%)- D-Will and Joe Johnson insurance

Jermaine O’Neal (12.2%)- averaging close to a dublay-dublay in the last 15 days averaging 10 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2 blocks a game during that span.

Tobias Harris- (Owned in 0.1%)- finally got on the court for the Magic and produced solid numbers in 25 minutes of action 14 points, 6 rebounds,3 steals & 1 block

Andre Drummond if he is avaliable

Nomad Interview-http://blogs.rotoinfo.com/pichan/2013/02/21/2013-fantasy-baseball-top-300-overall-rankings/
David Wright at 5?
Buster Posey at 9?
CRAIG KIMBRELL 11th?
McCutchen 17th?
Martin Prado 24th?
Medlen 43rd?
like that you have Giancarlo 52nd
Elvis Andrus 58th? 1 spot behind Castro
Billy butler 62nd?
like Pablo 92nd?
like Mark Texiera 165th?
Mark Trumbo 188???

“All Things Fantasy” (2-18-13)

February 19, 2013

In this Monday February 18th, 2013 edition of “All Things Fantasy” I talk some Fantasy Basketball pickups and some player to targets going into the real NBA trade deadline. Also, I give my bounce back player of the year of the week in fantasy baseball and give you some players who will be a cheap source of stolen bases on draft day. Below are my notes from the show.

“All Things Fantasy”

Traded for Lebron/JR Smith..gave IGGY/ZBO/MONTA/Deron Williams in the FSWA expert league

Pickups (% owned in ESPN leagues)
Jason Terry (54.6% of leagues)- is shooting 52.3% in last 15 days while playing 30 min agame, knowkcing down 2 3s a game, while dishing out close to 4 assist and scoring 13 points per game during that span.
Taj Gibson- insurance for Joakim/ Boozer
Michael Beasley -38%

players to target before trade deadline
Eric Bledsoe
Kris Humphries
Samuel Dalembert
Derrick Favors
Gerald Henderson
marcus thornton
Jared Dudley

Bounce back player of the Week

Brett Gardner OF, NYY- last year Gardner only played a handfull of games before getting hurt, but he is still one of the best base stealers in the league. He had 49 SBs & 87 runs in 2011 and 47 the year before that (97 runs) so he isn’t a fluke. while he will only hit about .260 or 270. His OBP should be around .345 if not higher, had a .345 OBP in “11 & .385 OBP in ’10. He is putting up similar numbers to Michael Bourn but could be had a lot cheaper. best part is people are going to forget about him b/c they will be looking at last years stats so make sure to put him on your watch list during the draft

Don’t pay for steals early in the draft b/c here are some solid options that can get you steals later on in the draft
got Average Draft Position from mockdraftcentral.com
Alcides Escobar SS, KC- (10th among SS, 211 ADP)35SBs
Everth Cabrera SS,SD- (19th SS, 300thADP)44 SBs, Led NL
Coco Crisp OF, Oak- 39 SBs (ADP 136)
Ben Revere OF, Phi- 40 SBs (ADP 185th)
Juan Pierre OF, Fla- 37SBs (240 ADP)
Norichika Aoki OF, Mil- 30 SBs (ADP 131)

“All Things Fantasy” (2-11-13)

February 12, 2013

This is Monday, February 11th, 2013 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. I give some NBA Fantasy pickups as well as my NBA All-Star fantasy team (players that are playing really well comapred to thier ADP). Also, give my most overrated fantasy baseball player and a bounce back player. Here are my notes from the show.

NBA

Pau injury-

Dwight injury-

Duncan Injury-

Iguolda Injury-

Joakim Injury-

should I trade Granger for varejao in Dynasty

What Should u do with Eric Bledsoe

NBA Fantasy All-stars

Jrue Holiday- 3rd in assist with 8.8 , and 19.3 points
Paul george- contributes in every category 2.3 3PMS, 7.8 rebounds, 4 assist, 1.8 steals, .6 blocks, and 17.8 points

Tony Parker- 2nd in fantasy poitns for a PG, shooting a ridic 53.5% from the field. there are only 2 players in the NBA who average over 20 points and 7.0 assist per game and tahts Westbrooke and TP

Grievis Vazquez- tied for 2nd in the league with 9.4 assist per game, if you take out FG% and Steals (2 less than CP3)as he is shooting almost 4 points worse (43%) than CP3

Nikola Vucevic- 12.5 points, 11.6 rebounds (3rd among active players),1.1 blocks, 523. FG%

2nd team

Jeff Teague has been ballen out this year 14.2 points, 6.8 assist, 1.5 steals and 1.3 3pms

Hickson- also averagijng a dublay-dublay with 12.9 points and 10.5 rebounds

Asik- averaging a DD with10.5 points and 11.5 rebounds, 1.1 blocks

larry sanders- leas the league in blocks with 3.2 a game

Tristan thompson- averaging 15.6 points and 9.3 rebounds the last 30 days

Pickups

Charlie Villinueva- (1.7%) has averaged 19.5 points, 10.5 rebounds,& 1.5 blocks in his last 2 games

Jonas Valanciunas (15%)- has a dublay-dublay in his last 2 games averaging 12.5 points and 11.5 rebounds with 2 blocks each game

Samuel Dalembert (42.4%) has 10 blocks in his last 3 games and has a dublay-dublay 5 out his last 7 games

Patrick Patterson(17.5%)- has scored in double figures in his last 7 games.

Evan Longoria- dont believe hype- Played in 74 games last year and 133 games the year before. has had only 2 500 AB seasons out of 5 seasons.. I understand he is great when he plays had 17 Homeruns & 55 Rbis in only 74 games last year. and 31 homeruns & 99 rbis in 133 games the year before, but I just cant take a player that hasnt played a full MLB EVER in his MLB career.

Pablo Sandoval- His injury history scares me, played 108 games last year and 117 games the year before. Has never had more than 90 RBIs in a season or hit more than 25 homeruns.

Rickie Weeks- why is he ranked so high. (6,6,4 in CBS,ESPN has him 12th 2B) had 63 RBIs, 16th among 2nd basemen, 231 average, tied for 12th with 16 SBs put of 2nd basemen

Bounce back year

Alex Avila C- Det. Avila struggled mightly last year and a lot had to with a knee tendinitis. In 2011 when he was fully healthy he hit 19 HRS,82 RBIs, .295 BA and 385 OBP. the 82 RBIs wouldve been 5th amongst catchers last year

“All Things Fantasy” (1-30-13)

January 31, 2013

This is Wednesday January 30th,2013 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. Talk about the Rudy Gay trade and how it effects each team/players fantasy value. Also, talk about some pickups, players to trade for/away, and guys that get injured/ stashing injured players. Then, spit knowledge about fantasy baseball strategy for H2H Points/category & Roto leagues. My outline for the show is below.

Rudy Gay trade and its ripple effect

Tor-Kyle Lowry now elite, Derozen takes a hit, Amir johnson could be ridic

Memphis-Hurts Jerryd Bayless/ Tony Allen/ Arthur/ Ed Davis, Drastically helps Z-BO/ Marc Gasol, Prince could be a great add

Pistons Stuckey/Singler/ Knight. Calderons Value

Pickups

Martell Webster (7%)

Isiah Thomas (45%)

Michael Beasley (24.%)

Carlos Delfino (63%)

Tayshaun (12%)

guys im trading away

Pekovic

Bogut

Deng

Derozen

Guys im trading for

Amir Johnson

Marc Gasol

Jeff Teague

BAseball Strategy in
Roto league
H2H Cat
H2H POints
Weekly/Daily League

“All Things Fantasy” (1-22-13)

January 23, 2013

In this Tuesday January 22nd, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy” I talk about fantasy basketball pickups, some overrated/underrated players, and the recent Cavs/Grizz trade. Also, I talk some fantasy baseball strategy. Below are my notes from the show, but you have to listen to show to hear what I say about each guy and my fantasy baseball strategy.

Pickups (% owned in ESPN leagues)

Earl Clark (11.6%)- is averaging 13 points, 11 rebounds, 1.5 blocks in his last 2 games while playn close to

Darrel Arthur (0.0%)- could see a major uptick in minutes and production now the Speights is gone

Spencer Hawes(44%)- has scored in double figures in 5 of his last 7 games, gets blocks and assist from the Center position

Al-Farouq Aminu(49%)- has been playing really well of late, has had double digit rebounds in 7 of his last 10 games and minimum 8 rebounds in all those games (4 double- doubles) and 2 or more steals in 6 of those games.

Emeka Okafor(35.3%) averaging 10 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in the last 30 days.

Overrated players (FPTs= fantasy points per game based on 1 point for a point/reb, 1.5 for an assist/steal/block, -1 for a turnover)

These are season averages

Kevin Martin (100%)- averaging 15 points,2.5 rebs, 1.3 assist, 1 steal, 1.4 TO= 19.6 FPTs

Klay Thompson- (100%) 16 points,4 rebs, 2.6 ast, 1 stl, 2 TO = 24 FPTs

Wes Mathews (100%) -15.4 points, 3 rebs,2.5 assist, 1.4 stls,1.7 TO=23.1 FPTs

Goran Dragic (Yahoo Rank 87th)-44.7 FG%,1.3 3PMS14 points,2.8 rebs, 6 assist, 1.5 steals, 2.3 TO= 26.4 FPTs

Mike Conley (Yahoo Rank 36th) 41.5 FG%,1.3 3PM,13 points, 2.5 rebs, 6 assist, 2.4 steals 2.6 TO= 26 FPTs

Kidd-Gilchrist (78%)-10 points,6.2 rebs,1.7 assist,.7 steals, 1.1 blocks, 1.6 TO= 20.2 FPTs

Underrated

Jrue Holiday- 19.2 points,9 asssist, 4 rebs,1.5 steals= 36.1
Thats more than D- Lee (35.6), Rondo (35.3), Steph Curry (34.6), Dwight Howard (34.5)

Jameer Nelson -15.3 points,4 rebs, 7.2 assist, 1.3 steals,2.7 TO= 29.6 FPTs
Thats more than Bosh (28.9) Marc gasol (28.6), O.J. Mayo (27.7)

Shawn Marion

time to drop Blatche

Fantasy Baseball strategy

Mike Trout Discussion

Taking Pitches early

Dont choose a catcher till late

“All Things Fantasy” (1-16-13)

January 17, 2013

1-16-13Thhis is the Wednesday January 16th, 2013 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. Michael Pichan (@fantasynomad) joined me talk fantasy basketball. Also, Isaac Stock (@IkeNball) joined me on the show to talk other topics on fantasy basketball. Below are the notes form the show, first half is the interview w/ @fantasynomad. Then the other is what was talked about on the show.

Interview topics:
Paul Milsap, will he get traded and will his value increase?
Same with Rudy Gay?
What about Andrea Bargnani?
Rookies that are starting to get some PT like Harrison Barnes, Jared Sullinger, and Thomas Robinson.
Daily Fantasy strategy
Marcus Thornton- What is his value going forward?
The Wizards Backcourt now that John Wall is back and a bunch of no names producing
How good do you think D- Rose will be when he returns

Pickups- (% owned in ESPN leagues)
Landry Fields(1.2%)- He had 1 game were he only 3 points 1 reb in 29 min. in the other 3 games he has had averaged almost 9 points and has 11 rebounds in all 3 of those games, while averaging more than 38 min in those games
Harrison Barnes (18%)- has scored in double figures in 6 of his last 7 games
Kevin Seraphin (9%)- has played 28 or more minutes in 5 of last 6 games. should continue to see lenty of playing time. will be hard to trust in weekly leagues though.
Jared Sullinger (11%)
Lance Stephenson (2.1%)

Buy Low

Demar Derozan

Tyreke Evans

Derrick Favors

Sell High

Dirk Nowtizki

Omer Asik

Kevin Martin

“All Things Fantasy” (1-7-13)

January 8, 2013

This is the Monday January 7th, 2012 edition of “ALl Thigns Fantasy”. In this edition I talk fantasy basketball player news, recent injuries, answer some caller/twitter questions, and give some pickups for this upcoming week. Also, talk about some fantasy MVPs based on ADP (Average Draft Position). Here are my notes from the show.

Dwight Howard- Torn labrum

Anderson Varejoa- Sounds like he is returning Weds

Tyreke Evans- Expected back tonight

Andrew Bynum (53% ESPN,71% of Yahoo) – Please drop him

Kevin Love- out another 4-6 weeks

Pau Gasol- out for next 2 games atleast

Kyle Lowry- not playing as much

Pickups (% owned in ESPN leagues)

Pickup of the Week

Antwan Jamison (5.4%)- Should get plenty fo minutes with Gasol and Howard out. This is a great pickup for the short term that could end up being solid long term

Dante Cunningham- (1%) played 42 minutes and scored 10 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, while dishing 2 assist, 2 steals, and 3 blocks last game,

John Henson (2.3%)- in his last 3 games is averaging 13.3 PPG & reb PG, 1.7 APG & BPG, 59% FG, 25 min .

Derrick Williams (1.4%)- will get plenty of PT now that K- Love is hurt again, Think he is the bigger beneficiary of his injury even though Dante Cunningham is playing 42 Min

Glen Davis (37%)- is averaging 16 points, 8 rebounds, close to 2 assist, and 1 steal per game this season

Robert Sacre

Thadeus Young is a great roto player- 52.5 FG%, 59 FT% (3 a game), 14.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.6 assist, 1.7 steals, 1 block per game

December 20, 2012

. This is the Wednesday December 19th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. I give my tough start/options for this upcoming week in fantasy football. Then, talk a lot of fantasy basketball. My notes from the show are below

Selections im debating this week

Danny Amendola (owned in 54% ESPN) vs Lance Moore

Demarrco Murray, Trent Richardson, Darren mcfadden, or Knowshon

Eric Decker or Cecil Shorts

Id Starts Sam Bradford in daily leagues this week vs TB

Brandon Myers or Dennis Pitta

Romo or Cam Newton (talk about the Cam trade I made)

Wouldn’y start Mccoy/ Brown or Bradshaw/Wilson

NBA

Pickups of the week

Spencer Hawes (38% of ESPN leagues)- has scored in double figures in last 5 games and has scored 15 or more points in 4 of those 5 . hes averaging almost 16 points and close to 7 rebounds and 1 zblock per game during that span.

Alan Anderson (1.5% of ESPN leagues)- has been awesome in his last 2 games. He just returned from an injury but has averaged 21 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assist in those 2 games. They don’t have a SF

Blind Resume

Player A – 41% FG, 82% FT, 4 rebs, 6 assist, 11 PPG, 1.8 Steals,2.8 TO

Player B – 46.6% FG, 87% FT, 3.2 rebounds, 5 assist, 1 Steal, 11 PPG, 1.8 TO

Player A is Jeremy Lin (100% owned)
Player B is Jarret Jack (67% owned)