February 8, 2017
Jeff Erickson shares his early observations about the draft pool and ponders the league-wide reduction in stolen bases over the past few seasons.
January 24, 2017
Julio Jones and the Falcons have lived up to expectations in their first two playoff games. Can they do the same on a neutral field at the Super Bowl?
January 17, 2017
How high will the Packers and Falcons go?
January 11, 2017
The top four seeds are back in action after getting the bye last week. See where they slot in this week's rankings.
January 10, 2017
Dre stops by to talk with Chris & Jeff about the D Rose, the Knicks and James Harden.
January 4, 2017
The running backs behind Lev Bell are incredibly sparse this week. Lamar Miller might have been a disappointment this year and has missed the last two games, but could be the #2 back.
January 2, 2017
Liss and Jeff discuss draft strategies for playoff fantasy leagues.
December 27, 2016
We'll do our best to sort out the morass that is the projected playing time picture this week. The Steelers are candidates to bench all of their significant starters this week.
December 22, 2016
Jeff joins the NFL No Huddle podcast to prepare fans for championship week 16.
December 20, 2016
Championship Week! After what appeared to be two dreadful quarterback weeks, the matchups appear to look better this week.
December 13, 2016
The quarterback rankings are a potential quagmire again, with many of the top options facing great defenses and/or weather concerns.
December 6, 2016
Bye weeks are over, and in many cases the playoffs are starting. Will Mike Evans bounce back this week with a nice home matchup against the Saints?
December 1, 2016
Dre, Jeff and Chris discuss Avery Bradley's career year and other defenders playing well offensively.
November 29, 2016
Last week there were too many cooks in New Orleans' fine restaurants, leaving not enough room for Brandin Cooks to dine. Will that change this week against Detroit?
November 22, 2016
No A.J. Green and no Giovani Bernard means no fun for Andy Dalton. That and the rest of Jeff Erickson's Week 12 Rankings are in this week's Value Meter.
November 15, 2016
It's a great week for quarterbacks, as a number of the top passers have plus matchups, including Kirk Cousins at home against the Packers.
November 10, 2016
Dre stops by to talk with Chris & Jeff about the Lakers, young talent and DeMar DeRozan.
November 8, 2016
David Johnson is the overwhelming favorite to be the top flex player this week against San Francisco.
November 1, 2016
Greg Olsen is coming off his worst week of the season, but he's on top of the TE ranks this week anyhow. Check out that and all of Jeff Erickson's rankings for Week 9.
October 25, 2016
The ugliest bye week of the season yet is upon us, leading to some tough lineup choices. You might have to play good players in bad matchups out of necessity, such as Alshon Jeffery against the Vikings.
October 25, 2016
Chris and Jeff talk with Orlando Magic's Senior VP Pat Williams.
October 25, 2016
The Professor visits with Chris and Jeff to discuss the moves in Orlando and some big name NBA sophomore players.
October 24, 2016
Ben McAdoo and Jeff Fisher are driving Chris nuts.
October 19, 2016
Dre, Jeff and Chris discuss key players on new teams.
October 18, 2016
Chaos reigns supreme in Pittsburgh with Ben Roethlisberger out. Check out all of Jeff Erickson's rankings for Week 7.
October 11, 2016
Rise of the RBs - our Flex rankings have been topped primarily by WRs all season, but the RBs are making a comeback, especially this week.
October 4, 2016
Mike Evans ran into the Broncos buzzsaw last week, but he should rebound nicely against Carolina in Week 5.
September 27, 2016
Bye weeks start, and so do the London games. Meanwhile, Le'Veon Bell is back from his suspension on Sunday night against the Chiefs.
September 20, 2016
DeMarco Murray quietly has been one of the few reliable running backs through the season's first two weeks, and he checks in at No. 4 in this week's rankings.
September 19, 2016
Chris and Jeff summarize all the key Week 2 injuries before the Monday Night game.
September 13, 2016
The Giants and Saints rightfully will get a lot of attention this week for their shootout potential, but Amari Cooper and the Raiders should have a good offensive matchup as well for the second week in a row.
September 12, 2016
Chris and Jeff discuss Giants head coach Ben McAdoo's poor decisions and how it will impact the team for the rest of the season.
September 9, 2016
Davis, Chris and Jeff debate how to win low cost, high player pool GPPs.
September 5, 2016
Russell Wilson has an inviting matchup at home against the Dolphins, but he's not the top QB in Jeff Erickson's player rankings. Check out all of Jeff's rankings for Week 1.
August 29, 2016
Chris and Jeff debate whether or not to acquire handcuff RBs.
August 15, 2016
Chris and Jeff assess the Giants after their first preseason game.
July 26, 2016
Chris waited forever for Josh Gordon to return. He and Jeff debate what we should expect.
July 21, 2016
Jeff Erickson discusses the upcoming Bengals' season and if they finally have what it takes to secure a win in the playoffs.
July 20, 2016
Chris and Jeff debate how much Arian Foster has left and how the Dolphins RB situation will play out.
July 18, 2016
HBO Ballers' Star Rob Corddry talks with Chris and Jeff.
May 1, 2016
Jeff Erickson looks through the week's best NL waiver options and highlights some top prospects who could soon get the call to the majors, including the Phillies' Nick Williams
February 18, 2016
It's worth your while to pay extra attention to stolen bases at this year's draft. What does that mean for the top speedsters like Dee Gordon?
February 3, 2016
What happens when your projection or ranking differs wildly from the mainstream projection?
January 21, 2016
Will the Broncos feed C.J. Anderson the ball more than Ronnie Hillman this week? It may be their best plan to defeat the Patriots this week.
January 18, 2016
Is Carlos Correa a top-10 pick in 2016? RotoWire Senior Editor Jeff Erickson shares his January installment of the RotoWire 200.
January 13, 2016
Injuries once again will make your starting decisions difficult for this round of the playoffs, particularly with the Steelers and Antonio Brown.
January 5, 2016
Doug Baldwin has exploded over the second half of the regular season. Can he continue that production this week in the playoffs at Minnesota?
December 29, 2015
Kirk Cousins and the Redskins are the only playoff team that are guaranteed into a particular seeding and are the most likely to bench their starters this week.
December 22, 2015
It's Championship Week in most leagues! How much are you going to trust Julio Jones against Josh Norman? How about A.J. Green against the Denver defense on Monday night?
December 18, 2015
Jeff joins 120 Sports to discuss FanDuel RB value picks for Week 15.
December 15, 2015
Lineup decisions are always difficult in the playoffs, but there are some that are particularly vexing. Calvin Johnson presents one of those problems because of his great matchup and his ankle injury.
December 11, 2015
Jeff joins 120 Sports to discuss FanDuel RB value picks for Week 14.
December 8, 2015
Mike Evans and the Bucs get to feast on the Saints secondary this week. Check out all of Jeff Erickson's position rankings in this week's Value Meter.
December 1, 2015
Ranking the quarterbacks this week was extremely difficult, but Cam Newton's matchup against the Saints is hard to resist.
November 24, 2015
Two of the best defenses are hosting two of the best offenses this week - who will win out in the Steelers vs. Seahawks matchup (besides the refs)? Check out those and our other Week 12 rankings.
November 17, 2015
This is a sneaky-difficult bye week, with three good fantasy offenses (paired with some bad defenses) out. At least Julio Jones will be back - but will he have help in the passing game?
November 10, 2015
Week 10's rankings features two young quarterbacks on the rise, as both Derek Carr and Blake Bortles have turned in big fantasy games this season.
November 3, 2015
Rob Gronkowski not only is the top tight end this week, but he's a top-5 flex play in the Week 9 Rankings. Check out all of Jeff Erickson's rankings.
October 30, 2015
Jeff joins 120 Sports to discuss FanDuel RB value picks for Week 8.
October 27, 2015
Andrew Luck may not have hurt his fantasy owners thanks to his production after the Colts fell far behind the Saints, but he's definitely not playing at the level many expected.
October 22, 2015
Jeff joins 120 Sports to discuss WR FanDuel value picks for Week 7
October 22, 2015
Jeff joins 120 Sports to discuss FanDuel RB value picks for Week 7
October 20, 2015
Todd Gurley faces the Browns this week in an ideal matchup, but is it enough to overtake Le'Veon Bell as the week's top back? Check out that and all of Jeff Erickson's Week 7 rankings in this week's Value Meter.
October 13, 2015
Target monster DeAndre Hopkins tops this week's receiver rankings. See the rest of Jeff Erickson's Week 6 ranks in this version of the Value Meter.
October 6, 2015
It's not easy being Green this week. A.J. Green and Andy Dalton drop in the rankings due to the matchup with Seattle. See all of Jeff Erickson's Week 5 rankings.
September 29, 2015
Carson Palmer's offensive line has given him plenty of time to throw so far this season - will that hold true against the Rams' pass rush? Check out all of Jeff Erickson's rankings for Week 4.
September 22, 2015
This week's theme is how to deal with disasters -- Matthew Stafford has a rib injury and a tough matchup. Jeff Erickson breaks down the Week 3 rankings.
September 15, 2015
Will Randall Cobb draw Richard Sherman this week? How much should that move the needle? Jeff Erickson breaks down the Week 2 rankings.
September 11, 2015
Jeff joins 120 Sports to discuss FanDuel RB options for Week 1.
September 8, 2015
Alshon Jeffery is one of the many difficult calls at wide receiver this week -- how serious is that calf injury? Jeff Erickson ranks players for Week 1.
August 16, 2015
Jackie Bradley Jr. has hit well upon getting regular playing time lately - will the Red Sox stick with him this time around?
August 4, 2015
Jeff joins 120 Sports to discuss the Jason Kipnis injury.
June 23, 2015
Jeremy Hill burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2014 and vaulted himself into the conversation as a top-10 running back. His development in year two will go along way to providing a stable running game behind signal caller Andy Dalton.
June 6, 2015
Closers are the worst
May 29, 2015
Jeff joins 120 Sports to talk about possible free agent starting pitchers to stream this weekend for traditional leagues.
April 26, 2015
Should you start Taijuan Walker in a two-step Week 4? What schedules stand out this week?
April 23, 2015
Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss some surprisingly successful starting pitchers.
April 23, 2015
Jeff Erickson joins 120 Sports to discuss possible sell high starting pitchers.
April 19, 2015
Because the Rangers have only five games this week with two of them in Arizona, Mitch Moreland might have just two starts this week.
April 16, 2015
Jeff joins 120 Sports to discuss the fantasy value of Yasmany Tomas, whom The Diamondbacks just called up from the minors.
April 16, 2015
Jeff joins 120 Sports to discuss Taijuan Walker's early struggles.
April 10, 2015
Jeff joins 120 Sports to discuss what Mat Latos owners should do.
April 6, 2015
Jeff joins 120 Sports to give his FanDuel MLB advice for the After Hours game options
April 5, 2015
Carlos Martinez won the Cardinals' fifth starter job - you should go get him, writes RotoWire's Jeff Erickson.
March 23, 2015
Jeff Erickson didn't come into Saturday's AL Tout Wars auction targeting Adam Jones, but walked away owning him nonetheless.
March 23, 2015
Jeff Erickson joins 120 Sports to discuss the Top 10 1B and 2B options heading into the 2015 season.
March 23, 2015
Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss the Top 10 Outfielders heading into the 2015 season.
March 23, 2015
Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss the Top 10 SS and 3B heading into 2015.
March 22, 2015
Jeff Erickson joins 120 Sports to discuss the Top 10 Starting Pitchers heading into the 2015 season.
March 22, 2015
Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss the Top 10 Relief Pitchers heading into the 2015 season.
March 22, 2015
Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss the Top Five Sleepers and Busts heading into the 2015 season.
March 22, 2015
Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss the top power hitters, speed demons and hot prospects.
March 20, 2015
Jeff Erickson joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss the Top 10 Catchers heading into the 2015 season.
February 22, 2015
February 6, 2015
Has our game become less about predicting the career arcs of players like Bryce Harper and more about gaming the system?
January 24, 2015
Jeff Erickson looks back at 2014 to review the benefits and drawbacks of targeting starting pitchers early in drafts.
January 16, 2015
Rob Gronkowski leads the way at the Flex Spot this week.
January 15, 2015
Jeff Erickson's initial set of top 200 overall rankings for 2015 predictably has Mike Trout on top, but who follows after Trout?
January 8, 2015
Tom Brady and the Patriots get the Divisional Round started on Saturday. Where does he rank this week?
January 1, 2015
Will Le'Veon Bell be able to play against the Ravens? His status dramatically changes the projection for the Steelers-Ravens game Saturday night.
December 24, 2014
Week 17 always means that certain playoff teams (and non-playoff teams to boot) will bench their starters. So Dez Bryant will be among the handful much lower in the rankings than usual this week.
December 16, 2014
There's chaos at quarterback this week, and one of the primary uncertain players is the Panthers' Cam Newton, who has an opportunity to face the Browns when they might be without Joe Haden.
December 9, 2014
Julio Jones's hip injury is one of the bigger question marks for the week, given how well he's played lately and how we expect his matchup against the Steelers to be a high scoring game.
December 2, 2014
The Steelers have given up big passing plays virtually every week. Can A.J. Green and the Bengals be the latest team to take advantage of their secondary?
November 25, 2014
It's the perfect storm for Le'Veon Bell - he just had a 200-yard game before the bye, and he faces a Saints defense that's allowed a 150-yard rusher the last two weeks.
November 11, 2014
Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski both are finally back at full capacity and are top-10 players in this week's Value Meter.
November 4, 2014
The tight end position is particularly tough this week with Rob Gronkowski, Dwayne Allen and a few other good options on bye this week.
October 21, 2014
Antonio Brown continues to be money in the bank every single week, even when the rest of the Steelers' offense falters.
October 14, 2014
Usually the opponent of the Saints merits an automatic downgrade in the defensive rankings. But what do we make out of the Lions this week, given how they shut down the Packers at home earlier, the Saints' road numbers and Jimmy Graham's possible absence?
October 7, 2014
Julio Jones has a ticket to the Bears-Falcons carnival this weekend. Do you?
September 30, 2014
Offensive line issues are hurting the value of key Falcons and Eagles. See where Matt Ryan ranks this week with a road game in New York, with his starting center out for the season.
September 23, 2014
Le'Veon Bell has been awesome through three weeks, and now he gets Tampa Bay at home.
September 16, 2014
Murray, Present - DeMarco Murray has been fantastic the first two weeks of the season and now draws a Rams defense that gave up 144 yards to Bobby Rainey.
September 9, 2014
Alshon Jeffery is dealing with a hamstring injury and is one of the more difficult players to rank this week.
August 28, 2014
Dez Bryant checks in at No. 5 overall.
August 24, 2014
Cam Newton's rib injury is the newest and biggest source of potential shakeups in the rankings. See where he falls in Jeff Erickson's Week 1 Value Meter.
August 16, 2014
Alfred Morris is one player on whom we agree.
July 7, 2014
A rant about the shift after an Eric Hosmer hit leads this week's primer. See the top fantasy schedules this week, plus FAAB results in multiple industry leagues.
June 23, 2014
Boom and Bust
June 9, 2014
Is chasing saves on the waiver wire a fool's game? Sadly, Jeff Erickson is just that fool in the NFBC this year, and this week he chased after the Diamondbacks' possible saves if Addison Reed's tired arm persists.
June 2, 2014
See this week's great schedules and awful schedules, free agent results and trades in expert leagues, including one deal in AL Tout Wars where Jeff Erickson dealt away Gordon Beckham.
May 26, 2014
Sean Doolittle went for the highest amount in Jeff Erickson's NFBC league's FAAB bidding this week. See who else got the nod in various leagues this week.
May 26, 2014
Derek VanRiper thought that he was getting Fit Panda, but instead he's been a Sad Panda.
May 25, 2014
Oscar Taveras's promotion from Triple-A could be imminent. Jeff Erickson suggests to get him now and take the one-week shortfall while the acquisition costs are low.
May 19, 2014
Jeff Erickson traded away Gregory Polanco in two leagues in the past week, one in a keeper league. See what he got in this week's primer.
May 16, 2014
Derek VanRiper is pretty steamed about Jose Fernandez's elbow injury, the latest to hit his NL LABR team. He fills in for Chris Liss this week and discusses the TJS epidemic and its fantasy implications.
May 12, 2014
A.J. Burnett and the Phillies have just five games this week, as do the Rockies. Which teams have better schedules?
May 11, 2014
Why aren't more fanbases up in arms about teams manipulating the service time of top prospects like Gregory Polanco, when not having them up hurts them in the short term?
May 11, 2014
The Giants are scrambling to fill the void left from Brandon Belt's thumb injury. Jeff Erickson breaks down his replacement options among this week's possible FAAB candidates.
May 5, 2014
Chris Liss completed a trade with Jeff Erickson for Bryce Harper live on our weekly video segment. They talk about it in this week's article, along with a handful of other baseball topics.
May 5, 2014
The Reds and Red Sox play two games against each other this week. Tony Perez's Game 7 homer gets short shrift when remembering that series.
April 29, 2014
What price do you put on outliers like Charlie Blackmon and Dee Gordon? Jeff and Chris discuss them among others in this week's edition.
April 28, 2014
Remorse from an early season drop, the Vengeance of Versalles and a season or two riding on the sidearm of Joe Smith, all in this week's primer.
April 21, 2014
Bryce Harper's benching, Patriots Day game issues and FAAB results.
April 19, 2014
What starting pitchers can we trust no matter what happened in their last outing?
April 14, 2014
Even though Jake Odorizzi has newfound job security in the Rays' rotation, Jeff Erickson cut him on his NFBC Main Event team.
April 13, 2014
Daily Fantasy vs. Season Long, plus Dee Gordon, Matt Kemp, Ryan Braun and other needle-movers two weeks in.
April 7, 2014
Matt Kemp had a huge game Sunday night, but he and the Dodgers have only five games this week. See what else is noteworthy on the schedule, and the results from bidding in the NFBC and major expert leagues this week.
April 6, 2014
Whose value has changed in the season's first week?
March 27, 2014
"Chance favors the prepared mind" - Steven Seagal
March 24, 2014
Jeff Erickson reviews his AL Tout Wars auction, where Jose Bautista was his most expensive player.
March 13, 2014
In his RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Online Championship League, Jeff Erickson was able to land Clayton Kershaw with the eighth overall pick, as part of a three aces strategy.
March 10, 2014
Are elite starters like Adam Wainwright undervalued?
February 12, 2014
The Reds were surprisingly quiet this offseason on the free agent market, instead relying on youngsters like Tony Cingrani and Billy Hamilton to fill key vacancies. Will that be enough to keep up with the Cardinals and Pirates?
February 2, 2014
What do you do with the players returning from the Biogenesis suspensions, like Everth Cabrera? Jeff Erickson discusses them and a couple of the other big dilemmas in this year's draft pool.
January 19, 2014
The AFC Championship should provide the higher scoring fantasy players this week.
January 18, 2014
Six of our hockey writers examine the upcoming tournament at the 22nd Winter Olympiad
January 8, 2014
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks get things started this weekend with a home game against the Saints.
January 7, 2014
According to our projections, Clayton Kershaw will be the third most valuable fantasy player in 2014. Are you willing to pull the trigger on him early on if you have that choice?
January 2, 2014
Frank Gore has a really nice matchup against the Packers this week.
December 25, 2013
Drew Brees is one of the many leading fantasy players still left with something to play for in Week 17.
December 17, 2013
Jamaal Charles is coming off one of the all-time great fantasy games and tops our flex rankings this week with another great matchup against the Colts.
December 10, 2013
Neither rain, nor snow, nor the Detroit Lions can stop Shady McCoy, who draws Minnesota, Chicago and Dallas to finish the season.
December 3, 2013
Is Josh Gordon truly quarterback-proof? We might just find out this week.
November 26, 2013
With A.J. Green and the Bengals returning this week, bye weeks are all over, so our threshhold for what qualifies as a starter is higher again.
November 19, 2013
Demaryius Thomas should get a ton of targets against the Patriots' banged-up secondary this week, especially if Wes Welker's concussion keeps him out.
November 12, 2013
It should be Beast Mode time in Seattle this week, with the Seahawks and Marshawn Lynch feasting on the Vikings' defense.
November 5, 2013
It's a big WR week, as Calvin Johnson leads four receivers at the top of the flex rankings.
October 29, 2013
The wide receivers get really thin really quick this week - with the likes of Megatron, the Denver trio, Fitzgerald and Victor Cruz all on bye. Does Harry Douglas merit a top 10 spot, even with a bad matchup?
October 22, 2013
With six teams on bye, it's going to get really ugly this week at RB. You will be thrilled to start the likes of Le'Veon Bell in deeper leagues.
October 15, 2013
A frequent debate when discussing wide receivers is the effect of one top wideout when the team loses another one to injury. This week Jordy Nelson's owners face that dilemma - more targets vs. more attention.
October 8, 2013
Is this the week that Gronk returns? Right now we have a cautious ranking of him, given the uncertainty all around.
October 1, 2013
We fell just short of putting Jimmy Graham first overall in our flex rankings, but he's not that far off. It's hard to have a bad team if you spent an early pick on him in your leagues.
October 1, 2013
Jeff Erickson is favoring the Cardinals in his playoff ranks, meaning that Adam Wainwright is a fantastic target in your playoff pools.
September 24, 2013
Alfred Morris has a potentially juicy matchup against the Raiders in Week 4.
September 17, 2013
Colin Kaepernick should bounce back with a far better matchup at home against the Colts this week.
September 10, 2013
LeSean McCoy thrived in Week 1 in the retooled Eagles offense. He has another favorable matchup this week against the Chargers.
September 8, 2013
Jeff Erickson fills in for Jan Levine this week and weighs in on Billy Hamilton's future value. Hint - he's not that optimistic.
September 1, 2013
Our first set of weekly rankings are now up. Tony Romo and the Cowboys should be in a shootout with the Giants in Week 1.
August 26, 2013
Chris and Jeff take on the issue of anonymous sourcing, then close with their top 15 lists for 2014.
August 19, 2013
Jeff Erickson took Darren McFadden at the start of the third round in his NFFC - RotoWire Fantasy Football Online Championship draft.
August 5, 2013
Some people probably have sworn to never draft Kenny Britt again after last year's trying season. That's exactly the sort of mentality that can lead to you making a big profit. See who else makes Jeff Erickson's list.
August 3, 2013
Bryce Harper fell far short of Chris Liss's expectations this year, hurting him significantly in multiple leagues. Was this a design flaw, or just grabbing the wrong player? (WITH VIDEO)
July 25, 2013
Chris and Jeff discuss Ryan Braun and the Biogenesis suspsects, the Matt Garza trade, the slumping Nats and fit in a little rant. (WITH VIDEO)
July 21, 2013
Mariano Rivera's eighth-inning appearance was one of the few events from the All-Star Game was one of the few events that registered during the bubble that is the All-Star break.
July 13, 2013
Can you really buy low on Starlin Castro? Are you interested in the All-Star game at all? If not, what would it take to make you interested in the game? That and more, from Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson. (WITH VIDEO)
July 8, 2013
Jacoby Ellsbury was the highlighted acquisition for Jeff Erickson in one of his dynasty leagues.
July 7, 2013
Could Brett Lawrie be a second-half post-hype sleeper? Can we put Yasiel Pug's sensational start into historical context? Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson discuss those topics and more.
July 5, 2013
Our five-member midseason composite rankings are up - where does Yasiel Puig check in? See the composite 200 here.
June 30, 2013
Tony Cingrani gets another shot in the Reds rotation this week with Johnny Cueto going back on the DL. Jeff Erickson fills in for Jan Levine this week and tells you what to bid on him.
June 29, 2013
Manny Machado has been great so far, but Chris Liss suggests that he's a tad overrated in our fantasy circles. (WITH VIDEO)
June 24, 2013
June 15, 2013
Jeff and Chris review the week's events, including the brawl between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers sparked by the plunking of Yasiel Puig.
June 8, 2013
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson discuss the gap between bid and ask on Ryan Braun and the other players listed on the Biogenesis ledgers. (WITH VIDEO)
June 3, 2013
What sort of value does Jurickson Profar have in a keeper or dynasty league? Can you even get fair value for him in such a league where there's an in-season salary cap?
June 1, 2013
Jeff Erickson finally had enough of B.J. Upton, and traded him at $.75 on the dollar. Was that the right price? Or is he really a buy lowest candidate?
May 27, 2013
Bryce Harper's departure from Sunday's game was part of a string of wild events that could have huge fantasy implications. We look at schedule nuances and FAAB results as well in this week's primer.
May 26, 2013
Jeff Erickson and Derek VanRiper pick a number of items from the buffet this week, including Kevin Gausman's debut for the Orioles.
May 20, 2013
The list of safe closers is pretty thin, but Addison Reed manages to make Jeff Erickson's list. Who else is safe enough to trade for right now?
May 16, 2013
Jean Segura has been a top-five offensive fantasy player this season. Has he broken the needle? How do we value him going forward? (WITH VIDEO)
May 12, 2013
Edwin Encarnacion and the Blue Jays have just five games this week, one of three teams to be shorted. Check out the schedule nuances and the FAAB results in this week's Primer.
May 11, 2013
Matt Harvey has forced us to evaluate whether he belongs in the top tier of pitchers perhaps before we have enough of a sample size to properly make that evaluation. (WITH VIDEO)
May 6, 2013
No, Lance Berkman would not care to revisit his opinion on Wrigley Field, nor does he wish to discuss his role as a pinch-hitter for the next three days. See who else has interleague games this week.
May 3, 2013
Jason Heyward is one of many injured players for Chris Liss's faltering Y! F&F squad. What do you do when your team is in shambles early in the season?
April 29, 2013
After missing out on the latest top bidding object (Jose Valverde) in his various leagues, Jeff Erickson is reconsidering his FAAB strategy, at least in NFBC formats.
April 26, 2013
When is a top prospect like Will Myers not worth the roster spot?
April 22, 2013
Jeff Erickson can't quit Travis Snider or even put him down for a little while. See his FAAB results and some other planning notes for Week 4 of the MLB season.
April 19, 2013
Will Giancarlo Stanton come around?
April 12, 2013
Jeff Erickson struggles to move Roy Halladay for 35 cents on the dollar.
April 8, 2013
Chris Heisey has a big opportunity with the Reds while Ryan Ludwick is on the DL.
April 4, 2013
How worried should we be about players like Roy Halladay, Tim Lincecum and CC Sabathia?
March 31, 2013
One decision can have far-reaching consequences, altering an entire game plan. One such example is Jeff Erickson's decision to draft Jose Bautista in the NFBC.
March 28, 2013
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson take stock of their portfolios and discuss the players on whom they regret missing out.
March 26, 2013
Prince Fielder's rise in ADP speaks to the desire for owners to find a safe option in the first round. Is such safety real or an illusion?
March 18, 2013
Edwin Encarnacion landed on Jeff Erickson's team in the third round. Who else did he take and why?
March 11, 2013
Wilin Rosario has climbed the RotoWire rankings to correspond with how Jeff Erickson has treated him at the draft table.
March 8, 2013
Andrew McCutchen landed on our squad on the basis of a price-enforcing bid. Who else did Jeff Erickson end up with?
February 21, 2013
Allen Craig really blossomed in 2012 with extra playing time. Who will be this year's hidden source of value?
February 13, 2013
Lance Berkman was so excited that we expanded the list to 350 players, he called a press conference.
February 9, 2013
Aroldis Chapman is moving back to the starting rotation this spring.
January 17, 2013
Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun leads off our initial ranking of the Top 200 fantasy baseball picks.
January 17, 2013
Frank Gore leads the Niners as a rare road favorite in a Conference Title game.
January 10, 2013
Eric Decker seeks to burnish his fantasy resume against the Ravens, a team he torched during the regular season.
January 3, 2013
Ray Rice and the Ravens have what appears to be a juicy home matchup against the Colts.
December 26, 2012
Should you sit your Falcons, Bengals and Colts this week, with those teams having clinched their respective playoff seeds?
December 18, 2012
DeMarco Murray's return has made the Dallas offense a much bigger threat. The Cowboys have, on paper, a good matchup against the Saints, though as we saw last week, not everything holds to form.
December 11, 2012
Danario Alexander has been dynamic since joining the Chargers.
December 4, 2012
Knowshon Moreno's unlikely resurgence has landed him in the top 10 among running backs this week with a sweet matchup against the Raiders.
November 27, 2012
Trent Richardson has a sweet matchup against the Raiders this week.
November 20, 2012
Dez Bryant cracks the top 10 among wide receivers this week.
November 13, 2012
A.J. Green should continue his reliable production this week against the Chiefs.
November 6, 2012
Should we prohibitively have Adrian Peterson in our top five the rest of the way, no matter the opponent? Top 3? Top 1?
October 30, 2012
No surprise here - Arian Foster, at home, against the Bills' run defense is as good as it gets this week.
October 23, 2012
Demaryius Thomas and the Broncos have a sweet home matchup against the Saints on Sunday night.
October 16, 2012
An actual positive ranking for Chris Johnson this week? Inconceivable!
October 9, 2012
How much do matchups matter? Many of the top quarterbacks this week, including Tom Brady, do not have good matchups.
October 4, 2012
Should Buster Posey be the first overall pick? Before you dismiss the idea, take a look at the playoff catcher pool.
October 2, 2012
Marshawn Lynch gets the cushy matchup against the Carolina Panthers this week.
September 25, 2012
Josh Freeman could bounce back this week against the woeful Redskins' secondary.
September 18, 2012
Trent Richardson justified the pre-injury hype against the Bengals in Week 2.
September 11, 2012
Julio Jones displays where he's ranked among wide receivers this week.
September 3, 2012
Here are our rankings for the coming week at each position to help you decide your starting lineup.
August 30, 2012
Where do you slot Giancarlo Stanton for 2013?
August 24, 2012
Matt Duchene was suggested by multiple writers on the RotoWire staff as a sleeper heading into the 2012-13 season.
August 23, 2012
Scott Hartnell can't be expected to repeat last year's output.
August 23, 2012
Stolen bases are down in baseball this year, particularly among the elite stolen base guys like Michael Bourn.
August 16, 2012
Mike Napoli's injury triggered a selling opportunity for Chris Liss in a keeper league.
August 9, 2012
Where does Mike Trout rate next year?
August 2, 2012
The Twins were mostly inactive at the trade deadline, holding onto Justin Morneau among others.
July 19, 2012
Is Pedro Alvarez truly a streaky player? How exactly do we measure a player's streakiness, and how do we profit from it?
July 12, 2012
How much will you pay on the dollar to get Evan Longoria?
July 5, 2012
We start off discussing some of the disappointing players of the season, then discuss midseason rankings.
July 3, 2012
Carlos Gonzalez climbs up to number two overall.
June 27, 2012
Jose Bautista is at it again, and there's many other Jays on fire too. Should hitting coach Dwayne Murphy be feted on the same level of the elite pitching coaches?
June 24, 2012
Go get Wil Myers now, before the Royals figure out how they're going to make room to play him.
June 21, 2012
Trading early can net you a big profit. Also, we talk about some of the early surprises, plus the Rockies' four-man rotation plan.
June 14, 2012
Scott Pianowski stars in a guest role in this week's Charging the Mound. Among the players discussed include Matt Cain and how his overall results fly in the face of advance metrics.
June 7, 2012
Is now the time to trade for Justin Upton?
June 5, 2012
Why did the A's sign Manny Ramirez anyhow? His potential debut with them is going to cause a huge playing time concern with little palpable payoff.
June 1, 2012
Has Roy Halladay's injury shaken your faith in starting pitching?
May 27, 2012
May 24, 2012
Mike Trout is up to stay with the Angels and performing great.
May 17, 2012
Which players create envy in you for not owning them? For a while, Chris Liss was envious of those who had a shot to own Matt Kemp, but he's moved on from that.
May 10, 2012
Josh Hamilton and Miggy Cabrera are discussing just how high Hamilton's four-homer game ranks among the all-time great nights in fantasy baseball history.
May 7, 2012
Fantasy owners had to fear-the-beard, among many other closers so far this spring.
May 3, 2012
How much of an advantage would you have to know the results of the first month of the season, and avoid major injuries like that to Jacoby Ellsbury?
April 26, 2012
Gordon Beckham is off to yet another rough start.
April 19, 2012
Matt Kemp couldn't have gotten off to a better start. Is he the special type of player that can transcend the game?
April 16, 2012
FAAB results from two NFBC leagues.
April 15, 2012
Brian Wilson is down in San Francisco and Heath Bell is struggling mightily in Miami. Potential replacements headline this week's NL FAAB stars.
April 11, 2012
Here's a few tips on how to beat the daily games that have nothing to do with player evaluation.
April 11, 2012
Many hesitated before buying into Jose Bautista two years ago, feeling certain he would come back to earth. How do we get in early the next time around?
April 4, 2012
Are some players particularly injury prone, or is it just bad luck?
April 2, 2012
Justin Upton was Jeff Erickson's first-round pick in Saturday's NFBC draft.
March 31, 2012
Hanley Ramirez is moving up everyone's draft board, seemingly.
March 28, 2012
Both Liss and Erickson regret not having Yu Darvish on a single roster
March 26, 2012
Jeff Erickson was able to buy Adrian Gonzalez for $33 in Saturday's AL Tout Wars auction.
March 21, 2012
Clayton Kershaw might be the No. 1 fantasy player this year, but a soft market for pitching drops him to Round 2
March 14, 2012
What do you do with Domonic Brown who might not even begin the year on the major-league roster?
March 12, 2012
Trevor Bauer might become the next Stephen Strasburg, but he's difficult to keep in some formats.
March 7, 2012
Liss threw out Justin Morneau with the opening bid for $7 and (purposely) got crickets.
March 6, 2012
Jeff Erickson didn't expect to have a team in either of the LABR leagues, but he walked away with an AL squad, one that included Alex Gordon. Check out the results here.
March 1, 2012
The Reds were aggressive this offseason, seeing this as their window of opportunity to compete.
February 29, 2012
Getting Ready for AL LABR
February 28, 2012
Where does Ryan Braun rate now that his suspension has been lifted?
February 20, 2012
Ryan Howard's dollar values change significantly even with a modest playing time adjustment.
February 3, 2012
January 30, 2012
Why Jesus Montero didn't land in our first RotoWire 200.
January 19, 2012
Tom Brady tops the QB rankings this week.
January 16, 2012
Matt Kemp tops our initial 2012 ranks.
January 11, 2012
Can Tim Tebow have a repeat performance against the Patriots? Will the Patriots score so often that it won't matter?
January 3, 2012
The running backs are pretty mediocre this week, though Arian Foster should fare reasonably well against the Bengals.
December 27, 2011
Maurice Jones-Drew tops our RB rankings for Week 17.
December 20, 2011
Ryan Mathews is even getting goal line carries now.
December 13, 2011
Who will step up now that Greg Jennings won't be there to put that team on his back?
December 6, 2011
Matthew Stafford and the Lions get their shot at the injury-riddled Vikings secondary this week.
November 29, 2011
The Bucs expect to use Blount Force to try to beat the Panthers this week.
November 22, 2011
Thanksgiving Day Feast of Games
November 15, 2011
Do you start Tim Tebow on short rest this week given all the quarterback carnage?
November 8, 2011
Cam Newton is back after the bye week.
November 1, 2011
If you were drafting today, where would LeSean McCoy rank?
October 25, 2011
Steve Smith tops the WR rankings this week.
October 18, 2011
Jimmy Graham has four consecutive 100-yard games.
October 11, 2011
Jason Witten and the Cowboys are returning from their bye week.
October 4, 2011
Arian Foster found plenty of open running lanes against the Raiders last season, despite sitting out the first quarter.
September 29, 2011
There are fewer clear underdogs this year, meaning it's less profitable to draft lesser players on purportedly stronger teams. Thus, someone like Miguel Cabrera doesn't necessarily get discounted.
September 27, 2011
Wes Welker, PPR Animal.
September 20, 2011
Chris Johnson will finally pay off his owner's investments this week.
September 15, 2011
Pay attention to your league's settings - a player like Martin St. Louis gets hurt by his lack of penalty minutes in some formats.
September 13, 2011
Ray Rice tops the RB rankings this week.
September 9, 2011
September 8, 2011
Joe Mauer was a bust this year - where does he slot among catchers for 2012?
September 5, 2011
This week's position rankings - David Garrard will not appear in this film.
September 1, 2011
Curtis Granderson's remarkable season has been fueled by a breakout against left-handed pitchers.
August 24, 2011
John Mayberry Jr. and Javy Guerra are two players that have provided NL owners value despite entering the season with a very low profile.
August 21, 2011
Trevor Bauer is turning heads in the Diamondbacks' farm system.
August 18, 2011
Trading away Mike Stanton has cost Chris Liss in one of his expert leagues.
August 10, 2011
Ervin Santana has spurred the Angels to stick around in the AL West.
August 4, 2011
Heath Bell was one of the many potential trade targets not dealt at the deadline, leaving him free to exchange more awkward high-fives with his Padre teammates.
July 27, 2011
Bryce Harper is the best prospect in the game still in the minors. But is there a scenario when you should trade him?
July 21, 2011
Buster Posey found a way to hurt Chris Liss twice in NL Tout Wars.
July 17, 2011
Between trades and blowups, we have multiple closer jobs changing hands this week. Also, Phil Hughes appears to be back on track.
July 13, 2011
Players Who Are Tough to Rank
July 9, 2011
Dealing with injured players is exceptionally difficult for a set of midseason rankings. Where would you slot Jose Reyes?
July 7, 2011
Jonah Keri fills in for Chris Liss this week and talks about trading for Dan Uggla and the need for robot umpires in baseball.
June 29, 2011
Joakim Soria recovered in June after a miserable May. Should the Royals trade him now while they can?
June 22, 2011
Could Ricky Nolasco benefit from throwing fewer strikes?
June 9, 2011
Albert Pujols has eased his fantasy owners' fears in the last 10 days, so those that have preached patience might have been right about him. But when is the macro view wrong?
June 2, 2011
Justin Upton and the Diamondbacks are in first place in the NL West. What should they trade for, and how soon?
May 26, 2011
Is Joakim Soria in trouble?
May 24, 2011
Jose Bautista remains locked in - how early would you take him if you were drafting from scratch today?
May 18, 2011
Roy Halladay is an ace now, but there once was a time when he was dishing out Mazzaro-like beatings to his fantasy owners.
May 12, 2011
Chances are Matt Holliday got a hit from this swing.
May 5, 2011
What can you get if you're a Francisco Liriano owner trying to peddle him after his no-hitter?
April 28, 2011
Hanley Ramirez doesn't have a homer yet. Does it make sense to trade him or other elite slow starters now?
April 21, 2011
Jose Tabata is off to a fantastic start. Is it possible to sell-high on him and other fast starters?
April 13, 2011
Josh Beckett is back among the AL's second tier starters again
April 6, 2011
The Royals are running wild early on, something that could benefit players like Alcides Escobar, Melky Cabrera and Alex Gordon (above)
March 30, 2011
Liss has Trevor Cahill on a couple of his mixed league teams
March 26, 2011
Dexter Fowler makes it on the list.
March 23, 2011
When it's perfectly okay to reach for a player like Drew Stubbs
March 16, 2011
Matt Wieters is a good breakout candidate this year, but he's not going that cheap
March 15, 2011
March 14, 2011
Chase Utley drops all the way down to #85 in our latest updated rankings.
March 9, 2011
Liss let one of his perennial staples, Mariano Rivera, go for $22 in AL LABR and left the auction without a closer
March 2, 2011
High strikeout pitchers like Yovani Gallardo deserve an upgrade in an innings-cap league.
February 28, 2011
Joey Votto and the Reds won the NL Central in 2010. Can they repeat?
February 24, 2011
Our first update of the RotoWire 200 reacts to the Adam Wainwright injury.
February 23, 2011
Even if Jose Bautista returns to earth, the Blue Jays should hit plenty of home runs
February 16, 2011
Both expect Cubs catcher Geovany Soto to thrive this year
January 18, 2011
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was the first off the board in our draft -- near the middle of Round 8.
January 18, 2011
Darrelle Revis and the Jets travel to Pittsburgh for the AFC Championship.
January 17, 2011
Whether you're in a league that chooses players via draft or auction, it's always a good idea to first look at the player pool in terms of positions.
January 15, 2011
Jeff Erickson's top 200 ranking for mixed leagues. Albert Pujols once again tops the list.
January 11, 2011
Matt Ryan and the Falcons host the Packers.
January 4, 2011
Aaron Rodgers vs. Michael Vick is the tough choice this week.
December 28, 2010
Hakeem Nicks should have a big game as the Giants battle for the final NFC playoff spot.
December 21, 2010
Michael Vick tops the quarterback rankings again this week.
December 14, 2010
Shonn Greene and the Jets running game could be non-factors this week against the Steelers.
December 7, 2010
Greg Jennings tells a teammate that he did indeed put his fantasy teams on his back last week.
November 30, 2010
Where's Wallace? Mike Wallace was shut down by the Bills last week. Will he bounce back against the Ravens?
November 23, 2010
Vincent Jackson returns to action this week for the Chargers.
November 16, 2010
Frank Gore tops a very strong running back week.
November 15, 2010
Roman Hamrlik has points in four consecutive games.
November 9, 2010
It's Eli Manning's turn to feast on the Cowboys again.
November 8, 2010
November 2, 2010
Hakeem Nicks is back in action after his bye last week.
October 26, 2010
Peyton Manning and the Colts are back in action after sitting out the bye last week.
October 25, 2010
Jeff Erickson previews Monday's three-game slate.
October 19, 2010
With all of the injuries at tight end, Vernon Davis tops his position this week.
October 12, 2010
Vince Young lands among the top 10 quarterbacks this week for the first time this season.
October 5, 2010
Antonio Gates continues to be money in the bank.
October 5, 2010
Ryan Howard and the Phillies have the best chance of reaching the World Series, and thus rank high in Jeff Erickson's MLB Playoffs Rankings.
September 28, 2010
Roddy White (pictured) leads NFL wide receivers in targets and chimes in at #2 in our WR rankings this week.
September 26, 2010
Greg Halman and Matt Mangini get a good look by the M's this week.
September 24, 2010
September 22, 2010
September 21, 2010
Jeff Erickson's weekly position rankings. Miles Austin (pictured) tops the WR's this week.
September 19, 2010
September 14, 2010
Philip Rivers' home matchup against the Jaguars is very enticing.
September 12, 2010
September 7, 2010
Jeff Erickson's weekly rankings by position. Drew Brees gets things kicked off for the Saints and Vikings on Thursday.
August 29, 2010
The Jays' decision to shut down Brandon Morrow for the year after his next start is just the beginning for a lot of teams shaking up their personnel in September.
August 26, 2010
What should you be thinking about when planning your stretch run? Will the Padres give Adrian Gonzalez or any of their other starters more rest in September?
August 22, 2010
Dustin Pedroia's return to the DL creates further oppportunities.
August 19, 2010
Chris and Jeff discuss who some of 2011's breakout players might be.
August 15, 2010
Marc Rzepczynski and Jarrod Saltalamacchia are filling up our Scrabble boards this week.
August 12, 2010
A Quick Look at Next Year's Top 30 - Where Should Carlos Gonzalez Rank?
August 8, 2010
Injuries to Kevin Youkilis and Carlos Pena have opened the door for Mike Lowell (pictured) and Dan Johnson respectively.
August 1, 2010
Plenty of names to bid on this week following a full week of trades.
July 28, 2010
July 25, 2010
Even in a down year, you should go all-in on Dan Haren in AL leagues.
July 22, 2010
Making the extra phone call or e-mail can pay big dividends on the trade market.
July 18, 2010
July 15, 2010
Could Alex Gordon be a factor once he gets the call?
July 11, 2010
Jesus Montero, J.P. Arencibia and Wilson Ramos.
July 8, 2010
Derek VanRiper and Jeff Erickson talk about their busts. Adam Lind captains the outfielders.
July 4, 2010
Michael Brantley finally gets his chance, albeit for the wrong reason.
July 1, 2010
The surprising San Diego Padres remain atop the NL West, and the NL generally. What moves should they make going forward?
June 27, 2010
The Orioles and Indians finally are starting the process of retooling for the future.
June 24, 2010
June 21, 2010
Can the Bengals Put Together a Complete Season?
June 20, 2010
June 16, 2010
The Royals have every incentive to call up Alex Gordon, but for some reason are holding off
June 13, 2010
Carlos Santana gets his shot in Cleveland. How much should you bid?
June 10, 2010
Liss returns this week and asks what to make of Vernon Wells and the Toronto Blue Jays.
June 6, 2010
June 3, 2010
February 6, 2010
October 1, 2009
June 9, 2009
September 25, 2008
September 21, 2008
September 15, 2008
September 14, 2008
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August 31, 2008
August 24, 2008
August 17, 2008
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July 27, 2008
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