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“All Things Fantasy”

February 26, 2013

In this Monday, February 25th 2013 edition of “All Things Fantasy” Jeff Erickson (@jeff_Erickson), senior editor at, joins me to talk fantasy baseball. Also, Isaac Stock and I talk some fantasy basketball. Then Michael Pichan(@fantasynomad), blogger for, joins me to talk about his rankings for the upcoming 2013 fantasy baseball season which you can view here 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

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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-
David Wright at 5?
Buster Posey at 9?
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.

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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
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.


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


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


Martell Webster (7%)

Isiah Thomas (45%)

Michael Beasley (24.%)

Carlos Delfino (63%)

Tayshaun (12%)

guys im trading away





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


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” (10-3-12)

October 4, 2012

This is the Wednesday October 3rd, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. Michael Pichan (@fantasynomad) joined me to talk some key issues regarding RBs and WRs for Fantasy Football. A lot of jokes and funny stuff were talked about to so make sure to check out the full interview. Also, I give some pickups and a couple of start/sits. Here are some of my notes from the show. Most of these players were talked about on the show.

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Domenik Hixon- Should be the starter this week for the Giants with Ramses Barden suffering a concussion last week with 11 catches for 114 yards.

Tim Tebow- If your desperate or in a 2 QB league

Donald Jones-2 catches 90 yards a TD.

Greg Little

Guys that should be dropped (% own is based on ESPN leagues)

Mark Ingram: owned in 88% in ESPN leagues.

Pierre Thomas : owned in 83.4 % of ESPN leagues. Had 1 game where had over 100 rushing yards and hasn’t rushed for more than 20 yards in any of the other 3 games.

Toby Gerhart 67.4%-

Peyton Hillis- 80%

Shane Vereen- 60%

Robert Mecheam- 84%- has had 2 games of producing exactly 0 points and 2 games of 40 yards..

Randy Moss 62.5%- had a good week 1 , but since then has only produced 40 yards in 3 games

Titus Young- 66%- has had more than 20 receiving yards in a of the 3 games he hasn’t caught a hail marry
Start/ Sit

Phillip Rivers- is a must start vs NO
Fred Jackson/ C.J. Spiller- Sit Both
Ahmad Bradshaw- Start
Christian Ponder- Start

Chris Johnson vs Minnesota- Sit, as long as you have a better option. Minny has been very good against the run

“All Things Fantasy” (9-10-12)

September 11, 2012

This is the Monday September 10th, 2012 edition of  “All Things Fantasy”. Jeff Erickson, the Senior Editor of and Host of Rotowire Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius/XM satellite radio, joined me to talk fantasy football and fantasy baseball. Also, I give some player pickups and some players you should or shouldn’t panic over. Here are my notes from the show.

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Larry Fitzgerald Panic-Panic-4 rec. 63 yards- Kolb is a terrible QB and it will be hard for Fitz to put big numbers consistently

Wes Welker- PANIC!!!!- Julian Edelman subbed in the game for him often, had only 3 catches for 14 yards.

Jordy Nelson/ Greg Jennings- Don’t Panic- combined for almost 100 yards. They played a tough Defense, Both will end up with solid numbers.

Michael Vick- PANIC 317 Passing yards, 2 TDs, 4 INTs, 32 Rushing Yards.

Michael Turner- Panic – 11 carries for 32 Rushing Yards. I would be trying to trade immediately if I owned him. The Falcons are becoming a Pass First offense and Turner is going to struggle the whole season. Will be very frustrating to own

Willis Mcgahee, Don’t Panic- 16 carries for 64 yards- 1 fum lost. Still Solid, just faced a tough defense

Jason Witten, Don’t Panic- 1 catch 10 yards. Just coming back from injury

Eli Manning- Don’t Panic- 213 Yards, 1 TD. He will be his solid self, just a bad game.

Jamaal Charles- 87 yards- Faced a tough run defense. Will still be a solid fantasy contributor throughout the season.



Stephen Hill Jets, WR- 5 catches for 89 yards and 2 TDs. Looks like he will be the Jets big time play maker. Should be owned in most leagues but want to see him produce again before I would put him in my starting lineup.

Donald Jones, WR,BUF- He had a solid game with 5 catches for41 yards and 1 TD

Coby Fleener TE, Colts (49%)- 6 catches 82 yards. Went to college at Standford and played with Luck so he already has a repertoire with him. Could be a solid TE throughout the season

Knowshon Moreno RB, DEN- 5 carries, 13 yards, 1 TD. Insurance for Willis McGahee or pick him up if your looking for a player that could be a solid contributor later in the season.

Dexter McCluster RB, WR (13%)- 6 catches 82 yards. I like Dexter a lot especially for PPR leagues. His production will mirror what he did he in his first game, but will randomly score a TD here and there.

Cecil Shorts Jags, WR  – (0%) had a great week 4 catches for 74 yards and 1 TD, if he has another solid game then he will be a great pickup next week.

Aldrick Robinson- Could produce if Garcon can’t go

“All Things Fantasy”

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” (8-15-12)

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.