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Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

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CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 10

Marshall is plowing through Conference USA this season with Rakeem Cato at the helm.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 9

DeVante Parker made a triumphant return to Louisville on Saturday against NC State after missing the first seven games of the season with an injury.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 8

Don't worry Toddy Gurley owners, Nick Chubb is here to save the day.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 7

Everett Golson and the Irish have a matchup this week against North Carolina that could pay off well for fantasy owners.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 6

A wrist injury knocked C.J. Brown out of Saturday's game, but Maryland will need the dangerous quarterback for this week's bout with Ohio State.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 4

Brett Hundley has had a tough start to the year, and now he's dealing with a shoulder injury from Saturday's game.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 3

J.W. Walsh looked good for the Cowboys, but a broken foot will relegate him to the sidelines.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 2

Brett Hundley ran for a score but didn't find the end zone passing in an uneven season debut Saturday against Virginia.

Minor League Barometer: Prospect Year in Review

The year did not go according to play for prospect Taijuan Walker, who has dealt with injuries, command issues and criticism from the Mariners.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 1

Everett Golson is back for the Irish and has ignited optimism in South Bend as the 2014 season kicks off this week.

SEC Fantasy Preview: Gurley's Bite is Bigger than his Bark

Georgia's Todd Gurley is easily the nation's best running back and leads an SEC overflowing with talent.

Minor League Barometer: Bundy's Lost Year

It was a bit of a lost year for Dylan Bundy, who came back from Tommy John surgery only to suffer a shoulder injury later in the season.

Minor League Barometer: Norris has New Lease on Life

Daniel Norris is a prime example why you don't give up on a highly-touted prospect after just one bad year.

Big 12 Fantasy Preview: Got Points?

The Big 12 is full of potent offenses and star players, few bigger than Kansas State's Tyler Lockett.

Minor League Barometer: Walker's Not According to Plan

2014 has not gone as planned for Taijuan Walker, who entered the season perhaps baseball's top pitching prospect.

Minor League Barometer: Navigating the Tradewinds

A number of prospects have new homes after the trade deadline, but Kyle Crick isn't going anywhere.

Minor League Barometer: Next Stop, the Bronx

Luis Severino is having a breakout season and might be ready to help the Yankees as early as next year.

Minor League Barometer: Promotion Time for Prospects

Corey Seager is among a number of prospects who have earned recent promotions as he'll head to Double-A for the Dodgers.

Minor League Barometer: Biddle Takes a Break

It's not easy being a top prospect. Jesse Biddle is sidelined with what the Phillies describe as a

Minor League Barometer: Comeback Story

Trevor Story is writing a new script this season after a horrific 2013 campaign, earning a promotion to Double-A.

Top 200 Prospects: July Update

Mookie Betts' recent promotion to Boston could end his days on top prospect lists, but how high did he climb for his final ranking?

Minor League Barometer: The Astros' Next Shooting Star

Domingo Santana was overshadowed the last couple seasons by George Springer and Jonathan Singleton, but he could be the next line for a callup to the Astros.

Minor League Barometer: Bell is Ringing for Pirates

Pirates prospect Josh Bell had a decent 2013 season, but may finally be tapping into his true potential this season.

Minor League Barometer: Joey Gallo Fervor

Joey Gallo earned a promotion to Double-A last week and will enter next season as one of baseball's top prospects.

Minor League Barometer: Smokin' Smokie

Kris Bryant is crushing it at Double-A Tennessee, posting an 1.419 OPS over his last 10 games for the Smokies.

Minor League Barometer: Seager is Surging

Perhaps no hitter is hotter at the moment than Corey Seager, a future star and one of the game's better infield prospects.

Minor League Barometer: A Poor Man's Springer

Michael Taylor has been on a power surge to begin the 2014 campaign, but he also leads the Eastern League in strikeouts. Is he a poor man's George Springer?

Minor League Barometer: Appel's not Adding up

Mark Appel was supposed to be a finished product out of Stanford when he was drafted No. 1 overall last season, but something doesn't appear quite right.

Minor League Barometer: Prospect Catcher Brewin'

The Brewers' Clint Coulter hasn't received as much attention as other prospect catchers, but he will be well known by season's end.

Minor League Barometer: Here's a Story ...

Trevor Story's star dimmed last season, but it is shining brightly again with a rebound campaign in 2014.

Minor League Barometer: Norris is Back on the Prospect Radar

A 2011 second-round pick, Daniel Norris fell off the prospect radar, but the left-hander is making his way back this season.

Minor League Barometer: Springer Forward and Other Notes

RotoWire's prospect expert Jesse Siegel takes his weekly look at the minors and highlights the biggest stories to track for value changes.

Minor League Barometer: Jay Takes Flight

If Blue Jays pitching prospect Aaron Sanches can fine tune his control, he could be up sooner than later.

Minor League Barometer: Ready to Shine

Dominate in the minors, Jake Odorizzi is the No. 5 starter for the Rays, seizing the opportunity due to the injury to Jeremy Hellickson.

Siegel the Seer: Updated first round mock

Jesse Siegel returns with a new first round projection, with post-free agency adjustments made.

NCAA Championship Preview: Connecticut vs. Kentucky

Shabazz Napier looks to shoot the Huskies to the national championship in a historic matchup of eight vs. seven seeds.

Final Four Preview: Connecticut vs. Florida

Can Michael Frazier II and the Gators backcourt control UConn's Shabazz Napier in the Final Four?

Minor League Barometer: All In on Hamilton

The Reds are all in on prospet Billy Hamilton, and so should fantasy owners this season.

Sweet 16 Preview: East Region

Melvin Ejim sometimes gets overshadowed on his team, but if Iowa State is to advance, it will be on Ejim's shoulders.

College Hoops Barometer: Tips for Your Bracket

Julius Randle and the Kentucky Wildcats are peaking at just the right time, but can they take out the big guns in the NCAA Tournament?

NCAA Tournament Preview: East Region

Will Melvin Ejim and the Iowa State Cyclones go boom or bust in the NCAA Tournament?

College Hoops Barometer: Bubble Watch

Leading scorere Terran Petteway is doing his best to keep Nebraska's bubble from bursting.

College Hoops Barometer: Riding the Bubble

Georgetown once looked NIT bound, but Jabril Trawick's improved play has the Hoyas on the NCAA Tournament bubble.

College Hoops Barometer: Marching Toward Madness

Isaiah Austin is coming on strong at just the right time for the Baylor Bears, who are trying to sneak into the Big Dance.

Siegel the Seer: Three-Round Mock

This three-round projection includes several fresh suggestions, including the possibility of Auburn RB Tre Mason landing in the first round.

College Hoops Barometer: Baby Bruin

Zach LaVine emerged as a possible lottery pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, but the freshman has slumped recently.

Top 100 Rankings: Still the Smart Choice?

Is Marcus Smart still the top dog among fantasy college basketball? Check out our latest rankings.

College Hoops Barometer: Gator Bomber

Michael Frazier II has been on a tear for the Florida Gators, as the three-point bomber is hitting more than 40 percent from long range.

College Hoops Barometer: More Jordan than Mickey

Freshman Jordan Mickey has not gotten enough publicity in this year's standout class, but he has asserted his dominance on the interior for LSU.

College Hoops Barometer: Bombin' Bluejay

Ethan Wragge has been a long-range assassin for the Creighton Bluejays this year.

Indianapolis Colts: Team Draft Needs

Andrew Luck has the Colts on the right track, but he needs better protection and a more consistent running game.

Houston Texans: Team Draft Needs

Houston is hoping for a quick turnaround with the No. 1 overall pick

Jacksonville Jaguars: Team Draft Needs

The Jaguars have 11 wins over the last three seasons and needs all over the board.

Tennessee Titans: Team Draft Needs

The Titans have some building blocks but still can't get over the hump

Atlanta Falcons: Team Draft Needs

Atlanta has plenty of draft needs and is looking to rebound fast.

New Orleans Saints: Team Draft Needs

The Saints need draft reinforcements to catch up with the NFC big dogs.

Carolina Panthers: Team Draft Needs

The Panthers need to put a few more pieces around Cam Newton and a ferocious front seven.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Team Draft Needs

The Bucs will look to complement elite talent with better balance throughout the roster

College Hoops Barometer: The Next LeBron?

Kansas' Andrew Wiggins has shown flashes of brilliance during his freshman campaign, but when you're touted as the next LeBron James, it's tough to live up to the hype.

College Hoops Barometer: A Wreck, But Not Ramblin'

Robert Carter Jr.'s season is over for Georgia Tech as he suffered a torn meniscus that will require surgery.

CFB Barometer: Looking to 2014

Derrick Henry served notice in Alabama's Sugar Bowl loss that he has a bright future for the Tide.

College Hoops Barometer: Ringing in the New Year

Duke's freshman sensation Jabari Parker is clearly the frontrunner for ACC Player of the Year, but another player is quietly making his case for consideration as well. Who is it?

College Hoops Barometer: Will Wichita State Shock Again?

The Shockers have a legitimate shot finish the season undefeated at 31-0.

College Hoops Barometer: Better Late than Never

It took him nearly four years, but Anthony Brown has finally broken out for the Cardinal.

CFB Barometer: Bowl Season Edition

In what could be his final game for Louisville, Teddy Bridgewater faces Miami in what is sure to be an emotional bowl game for the quarterback.

College Hoops Barometer: Not So Cool

What's wrong with Cool Joe Harris? The Virginia senior has seen his scoring average drop by almost five points per game this year.

Top 100 Rankings: Smart Still on Top

Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart continues to occupy the top spot in our December rankings update, though there was plenty of movement elsewhere.

College Hoops Barometer: Dukie Disappointment

Duke's Rasheed Sulaimon has not had much to smile about this season as he's been one of the most disappointing players in college hoops thus far.

College Hoops Barometer: Thanksgiving Leftovers

Can Marcus Smart steal the Player of the Year Award away from all of this year's talented freshmen?

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 14

Aaron Murray's collegiate career is over after he suffered a torn ACL on Saturday.

College Hoops Barometer: Big Bad Johnny

Johnny O'Bryant should be one of the best big men in the SEC this season for the LSU Tigers.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 13

Lache Seastrunk's groin injury has been borderline catastrophic for fantasy owners, and he could miss his second game in a row this week.

College Hoops Barometer: Frosh Phenoms

Jabari Parker leads a highly touted freshman class that at first glance appears to be as good as advertised.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 12

Nathan Scheelhaase has been exceptional in his last two games, but Illinois faces the bully of the Big Ten this week in Ohio State.

College Hoops Barometer: New Leader for Hoosiers

The Hoosiers lost a ton of talent from last season, but Yogi Ferrell returns to shoulder a much greater load this time around.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 11

The Hurricanes lost their star playmaker and one of the nation's best running backs for the season when Duke Johnson went down with a broken ankle Saturday.

College Hoops Barometer: Time for Tip Off

Xavier sophomore Semaj Christon might be the best player nobody knows, as the point guard was scintillating for the Musketeers a season ago.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 10

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is in a rut, but the most difficult stretch of the schedule is now behind the Bruins.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 9

Now is the time to buy low on Washington's Keith Price, who is coming off consecutive mediocre games but faces some light defenses in the weeks ahead.

Top 100 Rankings: The Smart Choice

Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart heads our list of top players entering the season. Check out the rankings.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 8

A promising season was cut short for Missouri's James Franklin when he suffered a separated shoulder Saturday.

Top Forwards: 2013-14 Rankings

Freshmen are the name of the game among forwards this seaso, but UCLA's Kyle Anderson is ready to show the newcomers how it's done.

Top Guards: 2013-14 Rankings

Marcus Smart would have been a surefire top-5 pick in the NBA Draft, but decided to come back for his sophomore campaign at Oklahoma State.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 7

Quarterback Chuck Keeton's season-ending injury likely will have a negative impact on all of Utah State's fantasy players.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 6

A knee injury, a fired coach and a whole lot of trouble at USC. Is it any wonder that Marqise Lee gets a Downgrade this week?

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 5

Marshall's Rakeem Cato should have his way with most of Conference USA due to his athleticism and newfound dual-threat ability.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 4

Brett Hundley has been the difference maker this year for the Bruins, emerging as one of the nation's best dual-threat quarterbacks.

Minor League Barometer: Recapping the 2013 Season

Noah Syndergaard might turn out to be the best part of the R.A. Dickey trade for the Mets after a stellar minor league season.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 2

J.W. Walsh came on in relief for Oklahoma State on Saturday and turned in a quality dual-threat effort. He could be in line for bigger days ahead if he keeps the job.

Minor League Barometer: Closing Out the Season

The Giants' Kyle Crick is among the next wave of upper-tier pitching prospets. Who else makes the grade?

Minor League Barometer: September Callups

Billy Hamilton likely will get called up in September, but he might not see much playing time with the Reds in a pennant race.

Minor League Barometer: Cleveland's Brown Fades to Black

A 2012 second-round pick, Mitch Brown has a nightmare campaign this season in the Cleveland organization, sending his stock into a nosedive.

Minor League Barometer: Noah Reaches the Mountaintop

Is Noah Syndergaard the best pitching prospect in baseball? Chew on that and a lot of other interesting tidbits in this week's Minor League Barometer.

Minor League Barometer: Davidson's Twiddling His Thumbs

With no place to play at the MLB level, strikeout-prone Diamondbacks prospect Matt Davidson looks like he is getting bored at Triple-A Reno.

AAC Fantasy Preview: New Conference, New Opportunity

Standout quarterback Teddy Bridgewater looks to have little competition for top fantasy honors as he leads Louisville into the American Athletic Conference's inaugural season.

Minor League Barometer: To Trade or Not to Trade

That is the question teams face with their prospects. As one of the top infield prospects in baseball, though, Francisco Lindor likely isn't going anywhere.

Minor League Barometer: Seager Gets No Respect

Don't sleep on Corey Seager. The Dodgers prospect is not getting the attention he deserves this season.

Minor League Barometer: Bradley's Stuck in Neutral

A first-round selection in the 2011 draft, Jed Bradley has been stuck at High-A for the better part of two seasons.

Top 200 Prospects: A New No. 1

With the addition of the 2013 draft class, Byron Buxton tops the latest Top 200 list from Nick Shlain and Jesse Siegel.

Minor League Barometer: Up A Crick

Kyle Crick missed the first two months of the season due to a shoulder issue but has been scintillating upon his return and looks like a future frontline starter.

Minor League Barometer: See You Next Year, Hopefully

It's been a rough season for Dylan Bunday, who went from being arguably the top pitching prospect in baseball to the operating table.

Minor League Barometer: Primed for an MLB Debut

Jarred Cosart has battled command issues this season for Triple-A Oklahoma City, but it shouldn't be long before he gets the call to the big club.

Minor League Barometer: Whose Phone will Ring Next?

Wil Myers is one of a handful of prospects have received calls to the bigs recently. Who else might be on the way? Find out in this week's Barometer.

Minor League Barometer: We're Here to Motivate

Matt Davidson needs no motivation as he's making a case for a call-up to Arizona, but that's not true of all of his brethren in his week's Barometer.

Minor League Barometer: Thorny Issue for Brewers

Tyler Thornburg has had a miserable 2013 and is in danger of getting passed over promotion yet again in the Brewers organization.

Minor League Barometer: Wil's Phone is not Ringing

As more and more minor-league prospects get the call to The Show, Wil Myers continues to rank as one of the bigger disappointments for fantasy owners.

Minor League Barometer: More Where Harvey Came From

Matt Harvey is not the only pitching jewel unearthed in the Mets system these days. Who's next in line?

Profar's Last Stand: Top 200 Prospects - May Update

On the eve of his 2013 season debut with the Rangers, Jurickson Profar tops the list for Jesse Siegel and Nick Shlain in their latest Top 200 prospect rankings.

Minor League Barometer: What's Wrong with Hamilton?

Has Billy Hamilton become one of the first casualties of the post-Bryce Harper and Mike Trout era in prospecting?

Minor League Barometer: High-A Sensation

Francisco Lindor might not hit for much power, but he has plenty of tools to succeed at higher levels, including the big-league level.

Minor League Barometer: Coors on Tap for Arenado

Mega prospect Nolan Arenado finally got the call to Colorado, where Coors Field should suit him well. Who's next on the prospect radar?

Minor League Barometer: Only A Matter of Time

After a big spring, Nolan Arenado has kept it going in the early part of the minor-league season, and it appears only a matter of time until he lands in Colorado.

Minor League Barometer: Dodgers Not Blue About Puig

Yasiel Puig is forcing the Dodgers to make a difficult decision, but Los Angeles can afford to stay patient with its young phenom.

Minor League Barometer: Z Future in Seattle

Mike Zunino is projected to be a future star for the Mariners and could be in the big leagues by June.

Final Four Preview: Syracuse vs. Michigan

Glenn Robinson III hopes to do what his father never did, but standing in the way is Syracuse's vaunted 2-3 zone.

Minor League Barometer: Leading Off in Boston

The future is now in Boston with the promotion of Jackie Bradley to the big-league roster, or at least until David Ortiz returns.

Sweet 16 Preview: East Region

Cody Zeller has Indiana riding into the Sweet 16, but a matchup against Syracuse could prove troublesome.

NCAA Tournament Preview: How to Fill Out Your Brackets

Picking a 12-5 upset is a must, and Allen Crabbe and the Cal Bears look primed to knock off fifth-seeded UNLV.

NCAA Championship Preview: East Region

No. 1 Seed Indiana possess an extremely well-rounded attack with Cody Zeller in the frontcourt and a strong backcourt. But is it enough to make it to Atlanta?

College Hoops Barometer: Bubble Watch

The bubble is close to bursting for Semaj Christon and Xavier, which has a rollercoaster of a Tournament resume.

College Hoops Barometer: Bubbles Ready to Burst

Led by darkhorse ACC Player of the Year candidate Joe Harris, Virginia has enough quality wins to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Top 200 Prospects: Russell On the Rise

With an impressive professional debut last season, Addison Russell's stock is rising quickly.

Top 100 Rankings: March Update

Isaiah Canaan has improved his scoring average to 21.6 points per game for Murray State. Is that enough to crack the Top 10 of our latest rankings?

College Hoops Barometer: The Unorthodoxed Olynyk

In just one year, Kelly Olynyk has gone from an afterthought to star in Spokane and is the reason the Zags could make a legitimate run at the Final Four.

College Hoops Barometer: Big Shoes to Fill

Nerlens Noel' departure has opened playing time for Willie Cauley-Stein, but he hasn't made the most of the opportunity yet.

College Hoops Barometer: Big Dawg on Campus

Washington's Aziz N'Diaye is the man in the middle for the Huskies.

College Hoops Barometer: Versatile Joe

Joe Harris's versatility has propelled Virginia to a surprisingly strong conference start.

Ballpark Factors: Analyzing Park Effects of the 30 Stadiums

Toronto's Rogers Centre is a welcome sight for Jose Reyes, who spent last year in a park in Miami that suppresses home runs.

College Hoops Barometer: Getting Hot at the Right Time

Rasheed Sulaimon has hit his scoring stride recently, averaged 18.7 points over his last three games for the Blue Devils.

College Hoops Barometer: The Freshman Wall

After a hot start to his Kentucky career, freshman Alex Poythress appears to have hit a bit of a wall.

College Hoops Barometer: Maybe it's the Hair

Kelly Olynyk's back-to-back 30-point games has Gonzaga looking pretty.

College Hoops Barometer: Bennett's Earned the Spotlight

Anthony Bennett doesn't get much pub, but he's outperforming higher-profile players.

College Hoops Barometer: Thrown Into the Friar

Providence's Vincent Council is back after an early season injury, though he's still shaking off the rust.

College Hoops Barometer: Outplaying the Hype

Kyle Anderson is living up to the hype for the UCLA Bruins.

Top 100 Prospects: December Update

The latest Top 100 from Jason Collette and Jesse Siegel is now available.

College Hoops Barometer: Duke is Back on top

Duke is back in a familiar spot, just in time for Marshall Plumlee to make his highly anticipated debut.

College Hoops Barometer: Beware of Dawg

The Huskies may have some growing pains this year, but Abdul Gaddy is a veteran presence to guide the team through tough times.

CFB Barometer: Bowl Edition

Wisconsin faces a formidable defense in Stanford in the Rose Bowl, which doesn't bode well for Badgers running back James White.

College Hoops Barometer: The First Noel

Nerlens Noel has been as good as advertised for Kentucky so far this season.

College Hoops Barometer: Green Raises Game for Hokies

Erick Green's playmaking skills have been off the charts to begin his senior season for Virginia Tech.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 14

Aaron Murray has had a sensational season, but this week he and the Georgia Bulldogs face Alabama in the SEC championship.

College Hoops Barometer: This Bear is Golden

Cal's Allen Crabbe is off to a torrid start in his junior campaign.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 13

Matt Barkley's injured shoulder means USC will do battle against mighty Notre Dame with a redshirt freshman at the helm.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 12

Zac Stacy's injury issues have allowed Wesley Tate to prosper for Vandy.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 10

Denard Robinson aggravated a nerve in his throwing elbow Saturday against Nebraska, making his status for this week uncertain.

Top 100 Rankings: Zeller's on Top

Cody Zeller leads the fantasy Top 100 entering the 2012-13 season.

Top 200 Prospects: October Rankings

Is Dylan Bundy still atop Jason Collette or Jesse Siegel's top 100 list?

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 8

Ray Graham is causing problems for Rushel Shell in Pittsburgh as a timeshare is stifling the latter's production.

Top Guards: 2012-13 Season Rankings

Murray State won't surprise anyone this season, but Isaiah Canaan still has the tools to light up the scoreboard.

Top Forwards: 2012-13 Season Rankings

Cody Zeller is not just the top forward in college basketball, he might be the best player in the nation.

Top Centers: 2012-13 Season Rankings

Jeff Withey hopes to lead Kansas back to the Final Four as one of the few dominant big men in the college game.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 7

Rex Burkhead has been in and out of the Nebraska lineup with a knee injury, and he was once again forced to the sideline Saturday.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 6

Fantasy owners expecting Eddie Lacy to produce like recent Bama stars have likely been disappointed thus far in 2012.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 5

Montee Ball was forced out of Saturday's win over UTEP with a concussion, his second in about a month.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 4

The nation's top tight end, Tyler Eifert, was shut out last week in the wake of concussion issues, leaving his status for this week in doubt.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 3

Stacy has been largely held in check through two games for the Commodores, and four of his next five games are in conference.

Minor League Barometer: Year in Review

Dylan Bundy entered the season with high expectations, but he easily surpassed them this year.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 2

Rex Burkhead is an early casualty of the 2012 season, and his production won't be easily replaced for Nebraska.

Minor League Barometer: Time for a Cup of Coffee

The minor league season is winding down, which means it's time for some prospects to get a cup of coffee.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 1

Cierre Wood is a casualty in the season's inaugural Barometer as he was suspended for Notre Dame's first two games, a huge blow for the Irish and fantasy owners alike.

Minor League Barometer: Skaggs' Debut on Tap

Mountain West Fantasy Preview: Mountain West: Carr Ready to Drive Bulldogs

Derek Carr is in position to put up video game-type numbers for Fresno State this season.

Top 200 Prospects: Bundy Still On Top

Minor League Barometer: September Callups on the Way

Minor League Barometer: Twins' Wimmers is a Colossal Bust

Minor League Barometer: Trade Deadline Prospects

The deadline deal that sent Zach Cox to Miami gives the prospect a path to the bigs after he was blocked in St. Louis.

Minor League Barometer: Pittsburgh's Alternate Universe

Minor League Barometer: Villar, Bonilla: Boneheads

Minor League Barometer: Pittsburgh's Breakout Star

Minor League Barometer: Dante's Son is Overrated

College Football Draft Kit: 2012 Sleepers & Busts

Minor League Barometer: Prospects Proving their Worth

Minor League Barometer: M's Almonte Finally Sailing

Top 200 Prospects: Bauer Power

Trevor Bauer's domination of Triple-A hitters continues to move up him our prospect rankings. Jason Collette and Jesse Siegel share their latest top-100 lists.

Minor League Barometer: Hit the Deck, McGuire

Minor League Barometer: Mets' Future Looking Up

Minor League Barometer: Castellanos: Begging, But Not a Bum

Minor League Barometer: Bundy is Killing It

Minor League Barometer: Patience is Still a Virtue

Minor League Barometer: Grimm Time for Batters

Minor League Barometer: Prospects Close to the Majors

Minor League Barometer: Who's the Next Callup?

Minor League Barometer: Trade Bait Territory

Dellin Betances is making the decision to leave him in the minors easy for the Yankees.

Minor League Barometer: Fading Phillie

Domonic Brown's prosepect status is fading and a slow start to 2012 hasn't helped.

Minor League Barometer: Yasmani Grandal Close to Ready

Minor League Barometer: Yonder Alonso Coming in Hot

Final Four Preview: Ohio State vs. Kansas

Final Four Preview: Louisville vs. Kentucky

Anthony Davis has the Wildcats on the cusp of a championship. What will it take for Kentucky to get passed Louisville in the Final Four?

West Sweet 16 Preview: Clash of the HoF Coaches

College Hoops Barometer: Tourney Picks & Predictions

Is Duke the most overrated team in the field? Or do you overlook Austin Rivers and the Blue Devils at your own peril?

College Hoops Barometer: Who's Bubble will Burst?

Bradford Burgess has VCU back in the Tournament, but which schools are about to see their bubbles burst?

College Hoops Barometer: Rivalry Heats Up

Austin Rivers and Duke face North Carolina in one of sports' greatest rivalries.

College Hoops Barometer: Cats are Running Wild

Kentucky has yet another set of underclassmen who have simply dominated college basketball, including freshman standout Anthony Davis.

College Hoops Barometer: Hell Freezes Over

Austin Rivers's cold-blooded shooting has earned this Blue Devil the moniker "Subzero."

College Hoops Barometer: More than Great Defense

Anthony Davis is a shot-blocking machine for Kentucky, but he has not gotten enough love for his all-around game.

College Hoops Barometer: Move Over Cornell, Ivy has a New Cinderella

Kyle Casey and Harvard are putting together a run that would make even Andy Bernard proud.

College Hoops Barometer: The World of Sims

Henry Sims has emerged from relative anonymity to play an integral role for the Hoyas this season.

College Hoops Barometer: Racing to Perfection

Isaiah Canaan gives Murray State a legitimate shot to enter March Madness unbeaten.

College Hoops Barometer: Baylor's No Fluke

The 7-foot Perry Jones III, who handles the ball as well as he rebounds, has Baylor undefeated.

College Hoops Barometer: Do-It-All Dawg

Tony Wroten Jr. might not get much ink, but the freshman point guard is the catalyst for Washington.

College Hoops Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades

The college hoops season is kicking into high gear. Check out who's up and who's down this week.

College Hoops Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades

With Kemba Walker off to the NBA, Shabazz Napier has been the catalyst for UConn this season.

CFB Barometer: Looking Ahead to 2012

Eddie Lacy could be the next in a string of standout running backs for Alabama.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 14

Darron Thomas might shoulder more of the offense after LaMichael James was injured in the Civil War.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 13

Marquess Wilson has made a lot of noise for the Washington State Cougars this season.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 12

D.J. Woods' fantasy prospects took a hit when Cincy quarterback Zach Collaros went down with an injury.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 11

Ryan Broyles' outstanding collegiate career is over after tearing his ACL last weekend.

Top 100 Rankings: Second Revision Edition

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 10

Markus Wheaton is having a stellar season for the Beavers, but he has found the end zone just once this year.

Top 100 Rankings: First Revision Edition

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 9

It's been an injury-riddled last year for Northwestern's Dan Persa.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 8

With Derek Moye out with an injured foot, Justin Brown is the top receiver for Penn State.

Top 100 Rankings: Sullinger Leads the Way

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 7

G.J. Kinne lost Damaris Johnson, but Bryan Burnham has stepped up big for the Golden Hurricane.

Top Centers for 2011-12: Sullinger Leads the Pack

Top Forwards for 2011-12: Trust the Abromaitis Touch?

Tim Abromaitis likely will have to put the Fighting Irish on his back this season.

Top Guards for 2011-12: Tu is a True Star

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 6

Dan Persa saw his first game action Saturday and tossed four TD passes before re-injuring his right heel.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 5

South Carolina's Stephen Garcia can look like an elite gunslinger one game and then completely lost the next.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 3

Arizona's Nick Foles has been a gunslinger thus far, but he has a gimpy knee for this week's matchup with Stanford.

Minor League Barometer: Wrapping up 2011

Minor League Barometer: September Callups Abound

CFB Barometer: Week 1 Kicks Off

Hey Fans, it's time to kick off the college football season. The premiere edition of the Barometer scopes out who's up and who's down.

Minor League Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades

Bryce Harper is done for the season but not before a smashing pro debut in 2011.

Minor League Barometer: Toronto's True Five-Tool Prospect

Minor League Barometer: Blue Jays Backstop Heats Up

Minor League Barometer: Trade Deadline Fallout

Minor League Barometer: The Dodgers' Next Robinson

Minor League Barometer: Lawrie Making Case for Promotion

Minor League Barometer: Angels Go Fishing

Minor League Barometer: How Far Away is Harper?

Minor League Barometer: M's Franklin Promoted to Double-A

Minor League Barometer: Ackley's Up; Who's Next?

Minor League Barometer: Finally Time for TB's Jennings?

Minor League Barometer: Moustakas Ready for the Bigs

Minor League Barometer: Rocks' Wheeler Speeding Along

Minor League Barometer: June 1 Looms

Minor League Barometer: Bryce Harper Sees the Light

Minor League Barometer: Future is Now in K.C.

Minor League Barometer: More Red Flags for Beltre

Minor League Barometer: Braves' Embarrassment of Riches

Minor League Barometer: Look Out for Rickie's Brother

Minor League Barometer: Lawrie Holding his Own

Minor League Barometer: It's Still Spring in the Minors

NCAA Championship Preview: Butler vs. UConn

Can Butler slow Kemba Walker? Are the Huskies too athletic for the Bulldogs? We have the answers, and predictions, in the tourney title preview.

Final Four Preview: Kentucky vs. UConn

Kemba Walker leads UConn into the Final Four against a tough and hungry Kentucky squad.

Minor League Barometer: Hope Springs, Even for the Mets

Minor League Barometer: Nova Lands in the NYY Rotation

Sweet 16 Preview: East Region Preview

Minor League Barometer: Early Upgrades, Downgrades

NCAA Tournament Preview: East Region Outlook

Isaiah Thomas shot Washington into the NCAA Tournament. How far can he take the Huskies in a loaded East Region? March Madness is here.

College Hoops Barometer: Bubble Teams - Who's In, Who's Out

Kalin Lucas and Michigan State are on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Are they in or out?

College Hoops Barometer: The Madness is Coming

With Kemba Walker cooling off considerably, UConn needs some assistance from its younger players like Jeremy Lamb if the Huskies want to avoid a quick out in the Tourney.

College Hoops Barometer: Blue Devil Rising

Kyle Singler and Duke are back atop the national rankings at No. 1.

College Hoops Barometer: Badger Ball

Jon Leuer and Wisconsin ended Ohio State's run at No. 1 in the country.

College Hoops Barometer: Sputtering Spartans

Kalin Lucas is doing his best to carry Michigan State, but teammates like Delvon Roe need to pick up the pace.

College Hoops Barometer: Cats and Dawgs

Led by Klay Thompson, Washington State bested Isaiah Thomas and cross-state rival Washington.

College Hoops Barometer: Basketball Smorgasbord

The Kemba Walker show continues to roll for UConn, but players like freshman Jeremy Lamb have been vital to the Huskies' success.

College Hoops Barometer: UW's Top Dawg

The surging Isaiah Thomas is clearly the leader of the Huskies and lately has proven his value.

College Hoops Barometer: Trouble for the Badgers

Jon Leuer is still a superstar by Big Ten standards, but his mid-range game has been off this season for the Badgers.

College Hoops Barometer: A Little Help?

Kemba Walker cannot do everything by himself for UConn, and Alex Oriakhi is certainly not helping the cause at this juncture.

College Hoops Barometer: Big Play in the Big East

UConn's Kemba Walker is the favorite for Big East player of the year honors, but Austin Freeman has been no less effective for Georgetown.

College Hoops Barometer: Winners and Losers

Nolan Smith has taken his game to new heights since Kyrie Irving went down for Duke.

College Hoops Barometer: An Ode to the Little Man

Washington's glut of diminutive guards, including star Isaiah Thomas, has made Venoy Overton the odd man out.

College Hoops Barometer: Who will Dethrone Duke?

Kyle Singler has Duke leading the pack once again, but how will the Blue Devils deal with the loss of freshman phenom Kyrie Irving?

College Hoops Barometer: Lace It Up

LaceDarius Dunn is back from his three-game suspension and does not appear to have missed a beat for the Baylor Bears.

Start vs. Sit: Start and Sit (11/26)

Lamar Miller will continue to give a preview of what will be a monstrous 2011 season as Miami takes on South Florida.

College Hoops Barometer: Early Riser

Forced to shoulder more of the scoring load for UConn this season, Kemba Walker looks like the nation's best point guard thus far.

College Hoops Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades

The college hoops season has tipped off and already there are surprises aplenty.

Start and Sit: Start and Sit (11/17)

With the starting spot all to himself and a matchup with Army ahead, Cierre Wood is a sneaky start with high upside this week.

Start and Sit: Start and Sit (11/10)

Shane Vereen has been highly productive for California this year, but a matchup against Oregon is not appealing.

Top Centers for 2010-11: Purdue's Johnson Eyes Title Shot

Top Guards for 2010-11: Ranking the Nation's Best

Kemba Walker is poised for a huge year for UConn as the college hoops season tips off.

Top Forwards for 2010-11: Duke's Singler Looks to Repeat

Start and Sit: Start and Sit (11/3)

With Iowa looming, Ben Chappell and his ugly throwing motion should be on your bench.

Start and Sit: Good and Bad Fits For Week 9

The spectacular collapse of Jerrod Johnson is nearing completion, and his remaining fantasy value is quickly evaporating.

Start and Sit (10/20): When the bench calls...

After an excellent start to 2010, is Jeremy Ebert in for a letdown against Michigan State?

Start vs. Sit: Start and Sit Week 7

Week 6 Start and Sit: Hits and Misses For Week 6

Baron Batch has been a big bust so far in 2010. Will that change against Baylor?

Starts & Sits for Week 4: Dion Lewis vs. Miami (FL)

After a weak start, can Dion Lewis find his 2009 form against the Hurricanes?

Start vs. Sit: See Who Has the Best Match-ups for Week 3

Start vs. Sit: Who Should Suit Up and Who Should Stay Home

Minor League Barometer: Winners, Losers in 2010

Minor League Barometer: Sharing the Barometer Glory

Minor League Barometer: Yanks Ride Nova

Minor League Barometer: The Second Wave of Call-Ups

Minor League Barometer: Thames is Under the Radar

Big 12 Preview: With stars like Sam Bradford and Ndamukong Suh gone, who will step up this year?

Sun Belt Preview: Dwight Dasher and Lance Dunbar will put up monstrous numbers in 2010.

There are many fantasy points to be had in the Sun Belt, particularly among running backs.

Minor League Barometer: Fresh Faces in New Places

Minor League Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades

Mountain West Conference Preview: No team in this conference can stand up to TCU.

Andy Dalton returns to orchestrate what will be a high-flying TCU offense, and the rest of the league doesn't stand a chance.

Minor League Barometer: Hot Summer Days

Minor League Barometer: The Royals are Blossoming

Minor League Barometer: Summer Heats Up

Minor League Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades

Minor League Barometer: The Landscape has Shifted

Minor League Barometer: Looking at the Upper Levels

2010 Conf. Previews: ACC Preview

The first of our 2010 conference previews looks at the ACC, where Miami, North Carolina and Virginia Tech look to be the favorites.

Minor League Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades

Minor League Barometer: Mark Your Calendars

Weekly Preview: Week 14