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Greg Ambrosius

Greg Ambrosius

Ambrosius is the founder of the National Fantasy Baseball, Football and Basketball Championship and the Director of Fantasy Games at STATS LLC. For more information on any of the three high-stakes games, go to nfbc.stats.com. He's also only one of five people in both the FSTA and FSWA hall of fame.


If you want to know why rookie Billy Hamilton is going so early this offseason in fantasy drafts, all you have to do is look at last year's weak stolen base totals for your answer. With stolen bases down by 536 in 2013 from 2012 - a drop of almost 17 percent - fantasy owners know that filling that category won't be easy. Unless you find a Billy Hamilton, that is.

Hamilton is the biggest Wild Card in this year's drafts, the one and maybe only player who could dominate one of the 5x5 categories. I'm not saying he WILL do that in 2014. I'm saying he's the one guy who COULD do that.

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