Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire.com and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).
May 16, 2013
Charging the Mound: Breaking the Needle
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
Rounding Third: Week 7 Primer
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
Charging the Mound: Evaluating In the Moment
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
Rounding Third: Week 6 Primer
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
Charging the Mound: When Disaster Strikes
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
Rounding Third: Shut Out - Week 5 Primer
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
Charging the Mound: How to Rank Injured Players and Prospects - With Video
When is a top prospect like Will Myers not worth the roster spot?
April 22, 2013
Rounding Third: Week 4 Primer
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
Charging the Mound: Liss and Erickson Talk Baseball - With Video
Will Giancarlo Stanton come around?
April 12, 2013
Charging the Mound: Sell Low, Buy Lowest - With Video
Jeff Erickson struggles to move Roy Halladay for 35 cents on the dollar.
April 8, 2013
Rounding Third: Chris Heisey, Acquired
Chris Heisey has a big opportunity with the Reds while Ryan Ludwick is on the DL.
April 4, 2013
Charging the Mound: What to Make of a Diminished Thing (With Video)
How worried should we be about players like Roy Halladay, Tim Lincecum and CC Sabathia?
March 31, 2013
Rounding Third: One Thing Leads To Another
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
Charging the Mound: The Ones That Got Away
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson take stock of their portfolios and discuss the players on whom they regret missing out.
March 26, 2013
Rounding Third: Updated Top 350
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
Rounding Third: RFBOC Results
Edwin Encarnacion landed on Jeff Erickson's team in the third round. Who else did he take and why?
March 11, 2013
The RotoWire 350: Preaching What I Practice
Wilin Rosario has climbed the RotoWire rankings to correspond with how Jeff Erickson has treated him at the draft table.
March 8, 2013
Rounding Third: RotoWire's NL LABR Team
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
Rounding Third: Playing-Time Neutral Rankings
Allen Craig really blossomed in 2012 with extra playing time. Who will be this year's hidden source of value?
February 13, 2013
Rounding Third: This Time We Go To 350
Lance Berkman was so excited that we expanded the list to 350 players, he called a press conference.
February 9, 2013
Reds' Team Preview: All-In For 2013
Aroldis Chapman is moving back to the starting rotation this spring.
January 17, 2013
Rounding Third: The RotoWire 200
Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun leads off our initial ranking of the Top 200 fantasy baseball picks.
Weekly Rankings: Conference Championships Value Meter
Frank Gore leads the Niners as a rare road favorite in a Conference Title game.
January 10, 2013
Weekly Rankings: Divisional Round Value Meter
Eric Decker seeks to burnish his fantasy resume against the Ravens, a team he torched during the regular season.
January 3, 2013
Weekly Rankings: Wild Card Round Value Meter
Ray Rice and the Ravens have what appears to be a juicy home matchup against the Colts.
December 26, 2012
Weekly Rankings: Week 17 Value Meter
Should you sit your Falcons, Bengals and Colts this week, with those teams having clinched their respective playoff seeds?
December 18, 2012
Weekly Rankings: Week 16 Value Meter
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
Weekly Rankings: Week 15 Value Meter
Danario Alexander has been dynamic since joining the Chargers.
December 4, 2012
Weekly Rankings: Week 14 Value Meter
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
Weekly Rankings: Week 13 Value Meter
Trent Richardson has a sweet matchup against the Raiders this week.
November 20, 2012
Weekly Rankings: Week 12 Value Meter
Dez Bryant cracks the top 10 among wide receivers this week.
November 13, 2012
Weekly Rankings: Week 11 Value Meter
A.J. Green should continue his reliable production this week against the Chiefs.
November 6, 2012
Weekly Rankings: Week 10 Value Meter
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
Weekly Rankings: Week 9 Value Meter
No surprise here - Arian Foster, at home, against the Bills' run defense is as good as it gets this week.
October 23, 2012
Weekly Rankings: Week 8 Value Meter
Demaryius Thomas and the Broncos have a sweet home matchup against the Saints on Sunday night.
October 16, 2012
Weekly Rankings: Week 7 Value Meter
An actual positive ranking for Chris Johnson this week? Inconceivable!
October 9, 2012
Weekly Rankings: Week 6 Value Meter
How much do matchups matter? Many of the top quarterbacks this week, including Tom Brady, do not have good matchups.
October 4, 2012
Rounding Third: 2012 Playoff Rankings
Should Buster Posey be the first overall pick? Before you dismiss the idea, take a look at the playoff catcher pool.
October 2, 2012
Week 5 Rankings - Value Meter: Week 5 Rankings
Marshawn Lynch gets the cushy matchup against the Carolina Panthers this week.
September 25, 2012
Week 4 Rankings - Value Meter: Week 4 Rankings
Josh Freeman could bounce back this week against the woeful Redskins' secondary.
September 18, 2012
Week 3 Rankings - Value Meter: Week 3 Rankings - Value Meter
Trent Richardson justified the pre-injury hype against the Bengals in Week 2.
September 11, 2012
Week 2 Rankings - Value Meter: Week 2 Rankings - Value Meter
Julio Jones displays where he's ranked among wide receivers this week.
September 3, 2012
Week 1 Rankings - Value Meter: Week 1 Rankings - Value Meter
Here are our rankings for the coming week at each position to help you decide your starting lineup.
August 30, 2012
Charging the Mound: Regrets and Ranks
Where do you slot Giancarlo Stanton for 2013?
August 24, 2012
Draft Kit - Sleepers: Last Year's Bum, This Year's Hero
Matt Duchene was suggested by multiple writers on the RotoWire staff as a sleeper heading into the 2012-13 season.
August 23, 2012
Charging the Mound: Where Are the Bags?
Stolen bases are down in baseball this year, particularly among the elite stolen base guys like Michael Bourn.
Draft Kit - Busts: Beware the Career-Year
Scott Hartnell can't be expected to repeat last year's output.
August 16, 2012
Charging the Mound: Keeper League Thoughts
Mike Napoli's injury triggered a selling opportunity for Chris Liss in a keeper league.
August 9, 2012
Charging the Mound: Next Year's Rankings Today
Where does Mike Trout rate next year?
August 2, 2012
Charging the Mound: What Didn't Happen At the Trade Deadline
The Twins were mostly inactive at the trade deadline, holding onto Justin Morneau among others.
July 19, 2012
Charging the Mound: Labels
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
Charging the Mound: Vegas Version
How much will you pay on the dollar to get Evan Longoria?
2012 Cincinnati Bengals Team Preview: Will Dalton Find a Way?
July 5, 2012
Charging the Mound: What's Wrong With ...
We start off discussing some of the disappointing players of the season, then discuss midseason rankings.
July 3, 2012
Rounding Third: The RotoWire 200 - Midseason Update
Carlos Gonzalez climbs up to number two overall.
June 27, 2012
Charging the Mound: Praise for Dwayne Murphy
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
FAAB Factor - AL: Prospect Speculation, Catchers Return
Go get Wil Myers now, before the Royals figure out how they're going to make room to play him.
June 21, 2012
Charging the Mound: Jonah Keri Makes a Guest Appearance
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
Charging the Mound: Advanced Stats Outliers
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
Charging the Mound: Panic Time on Upton?
Is now the time to trade for Justin Upton?
June 5, 2012
MLB Barometer: Why Manny?
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
Charging the Mound: Do We Still Trust Starting Pitching?
Has Roy Halladay's injury shaken your faith in starting pitching?
May 27, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Happening Times
May 24, 2012
Charging the Mound: Most Valuable Keeper Commodities
Mike Trout is up to stay with the Angels and performing great.
May 17, 2012
Charging the Mound: Player Envy
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
Charging the Mound: Sliding Away, Hamilton's Night
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
Rounding Third: Closer Chaos
Fantasy owners had to fear-the-beard, among many other closers so far this spring.
May 3, 2012
Charging the Mound: The Value of Clairvoyance
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
Charging the Mound: Trouble Spots
Gordon Beckham is off to yet another rough start.
April 19, 2012
Charging the Mound: Level of Dominance
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
Rounding Third: Early NFBC Player Movement
FAAB results from two NFBC leagues.
April 15, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Fishing For Saves In Miami, San Francisco
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
Rounding Third: Daily Games Principles
Here's a few tips on how to beat the daily games that have nothing to do with player evaluation.
Charging the Mound: At What Point Does a Hot Streak Become a Breakout?
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
Charging the Mound: Liss and Erickson Talk Baseball
Are some players particularly injury prone, or is it just bad luck?
April 2, 2012
Rounding Third: Reflections From NFBC Weekend
Justin Upton was Jeff Erickson's first-round pick in Saturday's NFBC draft.
March 31, 2012
The RotoWire 200: Hanley Moving Up
Hanley Ramirez is moving up everyone's draft board, seemingly.
March 28, 2012
Charging the Mound: Erickson and Liss Talk Baseball
Both Liss and Erickson regret not having Yu Darvish on a single roster
March 26, 2012
Rounding Third: My AL Tout Wars Squad
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
Charging the Mound: Tough Keeper Decisions
What do you do with Domonic Brown who might not even begin the year on the major-league roster?
March 12, 2012
Rounding Third: The Silent Auction
Trevor Bauer might become the next Stephen Strasburg, but he's difficult to keep in some formats.
March 7, 2012
Charging the Mound: Liss and Erickson Talk AL LABR
Liss threw out Justin Morneau with the opening bid for $7 and (purposely) got crickets.
March 6, 2012
Rounding Third: My Surprise LABR Team
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
2012 Reds Preview: Reds 2012: The Window
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
The RotoWire 200: Ryan Braun Update
Where does Ryan Braun rate now that his suspension has been lifted?
February 20, 2012
Rounding Third: Playing Time and Dollar Values
Ryan Howard's dollar values change significantly even with a modest playing time adjustment.
February 3, 2012
MLB Magazine Mock Draft: RotoWire Mock Draft
January 30, 2012
Rounding Third: Jesus, I Like Him Very Much, But ...
Why Jesus Montero didn't land in our first RotoWire 200.
January 19, 2012
NFL Value Meter: Conference Championship Rankings
Tom Brady tops the QB rankings this week.
January 16, 2012
The RotoWire 200: January Edition
Matt Kemp tops our initial 2012 ranks.
January 11, 2012
Weekly Rankings: Divisional Week Rankings
Can Tim Tebow have a repeat performance against the Patriots? Will the Patriots score so often that it won't matter?
January 3, 2012
Weekly Rankings: Wild Card Week Rankings
The running backs are pretty mediocre this week, though Arian Foster should fare reasonably well against the Bengals.
December 27, 2011
Weekly Rankings: Week 17 Rankings
Maurice Jones-Drew tops our RB rankings for Week 17.
December 20, 2011
Weekly Rankings: Week 16 Rankings
Ryan Mathews is even getting goal line carries now.
December 13, 2011
Weekly Rankings: Week 15 Rankings
Who will step up now that Greg Jennings won't be there to put that team on his back?
December 6, 2011
Weekly Rankings: Week 14 Rankings
Matthew Stafford and the Lions get their shot at the injury-riddled Vikings secondary this week.
November 29, 2011
Weekly Rankings: Week 13 Rankings
The Bucs expect to use Blount Force to try to beat the Panthers this week.
November 22, 2011
Weekly Rankings: Week 12 Rankings
Thanksgiving Day Feast of Games
November 15, 2011
Weekly Rankings: Week 11 Rankings
Do you start Tim Tebow on short rest this week given all the quarterback carnage?
November 8, 2011
Weekly Rankings: Week 10 Rankings
Cam Newton is back after the bye week.
November 1, 2011
Weekly Rankings: Week 9 Rankings
If you were drafting today, where would LeSean McCoy rank?
October 25, 2011
Weekly Rankings: Week 8 Rankings
Steve Smith tops the WR rankings this week.
October 18, 2011
Weekly Rankings: Week 7 Rankings
Jimmy Graham has four consecutive 100-yard games.
October 11, 2011
Weekly Rankings: Week 6 Rankings
Jason Witten and the Cowboys are returning from their bye week.
October 4, 2011
Weekly Rankings: Week 5 Rankings
Arian Foster found plenty of open running lanes against the Raiders last season, despite sitting out the first quarter.
September 29, 2011
2011 MLB Playoffs Cheatsheet: Fewer Bankrolls This Year
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
Weekly Rankings: Week 4 Rankings
Wes Welker, PPR Animal.
September 20, 2011
Weekly Rankings: Week 3 Rankings
Chris Johnson will finally pay off his owner's investments this week.
September 15, 2011
The RotoWire 200: Overall Rankings For Roto Leagues
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
Weekly Rankings: Week 2 Rankings
Ray Rice tops the RB rankings this week.
September 9, 2011
2011 Bengals Previews: Sad State of Affairs
September 8, 2011
Joe Mauer was a bust this year - where does he slot among catchers for 2012?
September 5, 2011
Weekly Rankings: Week 1 Rankings
This week's position rankings - David Garrard will not appear in this film.
September 1, 2011
Charging the Mound: Overcoming Platoon Splits
Curtis Granderson's remarkable season has been fueled by a breakout against left-handed pitchers.
August 24, 2011
Charging the Mound: Late Bloomers
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
FAAB Factor - NL: Will Bauer Get the Call - Now!?
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
Charging the Mound: Angels Flying High
Ervin Santana has spurred the Angels to stick around in the AL West.
August 4, 2011
Charging the Mound: Very Little Closer Chaos
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
Charging the Mound: Half Measures
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
Charging the Mound: Liss Gets Hosed By Posey, Twice
Buster Posey found a way to hurt Chris Liss twice in NL Tout Wars.
July 17, 2011
MLB Barometer: Closer Carousel
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
The RotoWire 200: July Update
Dealing with injured players is exceptionally difficult for a set of midseason rankings. Where would you slot Jose Reyes?
July 7, 2011
Charging the Mound: Robot Umpires
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
Charging the Mound: Who Should Sell?
Joakim Soria recovered in June after a miserable May. Should the Royals trade him now while they can?
June 22, 2011
Charging the Mound: The Case For Fewer Strikes
Could Ricky Nolasco benefit from throwing fewer strikes?
June 9, 2011
Charging the Mound: Wrong at 30,000 Feet
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
Charging the Mound: Trading Season
Justin Upton and the Diamondbacks are in first place in the NL West. What should they trade for, and how soon?
May 26, 2011
Charging the Mound: Setting the Narrative
Is Joakim Soria in trouble?
May 24, 2011
The RotoWire 200: Mid-May Update
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
Charging the Mound: Pianowski and Erickson Talk Baseball
Chances are Matt Holliday got a hit from this swing.
May 5, 2011
Charging the Mound: Can You Sell Liriano Now?
What can you get if you're a Francisco Liriano owner trying to peddle him after his no-hitter?
April 28, 2011
Charging the Mound: When Does It Make Sense To Cut Losses?
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
Charging the Mound: Players We Loaded Up On
Liss has Trevor Cahill on a couple of his mixed league teams
March 26, 2011
The RotoWire 200: Final Spring Training Update
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
Charging the Mound: Which Players' Breakout Potential Isn't Already Priced In?
Matt Wieters is a good breakout candidate this year, but he's not going that cheap
March 15, 2011
Injury Analysis: One Month To Go
March 14, 2011
The RotoWire 200: Falling Down
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
2011 Reds Preview: Quiet Offseason
Joey Votto and the Reds won the NL Central in 2010. Can they repeat?
February 24, 2011
The RotoWire 200: Wainwright Drops Out
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
Mock Draft: Results From Our 14-Team Mixed League Draft
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was the first off the board in our draft -- near the middle of Round 8.
NFL Value Meter: Conference Championship Week
Darrelle Revis and the Jets travel to Pittsburgh for the AFC Championship.
January 17, 2011
Positional Preview: Looking at the Player Pool By Position
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
The RotoWire 200: Pujols on Top
Jeff Erickson's top 200 ranking for mixed leagues. Albert Pujols once again tops the list.
January 11, 2011
NFL Value Meter: Divisional Week Rankings
Matt Ryan and the Falcons host the Packers.
January 4, 2011
NFL Value Meter: Wild Card Round Rankings
Aaron Rodgers vs. Michael Vick is the tough choice this week.
December 28, 2010
NFL Value Meter: Week 17 Rankings
Hakeem Nicks should have a big game as the Giants battle for the final NFC playoff spot.
December 21, 2010
NFL Value Meter: Week 16 Rankings
Michael Vick tops the quarterback rankings again this week.
December 14, 2010
NFL Value Meter: Week 15 Rankings
Shonn Greene and the Jets running game could be non-factors this week against the Steelers.
December 7, 2010
NFL Value Meter: Week 14 Rankings
Greg Jennings tells a teammate that he did indeed put his fantasy teams on his back last week.
November 30, 2010
NFL Value Meter: Week 13 Rankings
Where's Wallace? Mike Wallace was shut down by the Bills last week. Will he bounce back against the Ravens?
November 23, 2010
NFL Value Meter: Week 12 Rankings
Vincent Jackson returns to action this week for the Chargers.
November 16, 2010
NFL Value Meter: Week 11 Rankings
Frank Gore tops a very strong running back week.
November 15, 2010
The Daily Puck: Get Hamred
Roman Hamrlik has points in four consecutive games.
November 9, 2010
NFL Value Meter: Week 10 Rankings
It's Eli Manning's turn to feast on the Cowboys again.
November 8, 2010
The Daily Puck: Yotes' Regression
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
The Daily Puck: Three-Game Slate
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
2010 MLB Playoffs Rankings: Bankrolling the Phillies
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.
NFL Value Meter: Week 5 Rankings
Antonio Gates continues to be money in the bank.
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
FAAB Factor - AL: Flawed Seattle Prospects
Greg Halman and Matt Mangini get a good look by the M's this week.
September 24, 2010
2010-11 Calgary Flames Preview: 2010-11 Calgary Flames Preview
September 22, 2010
2010-11 Calgary Flames Preview: Back to the Future
September 21, 2010
Jeff Erickson's weekly position rankings. Miles Austin (pictured) tops the WR's this week.
September 19, 2010
FAAB Factor - AL: The Angels' Next Closer?
September 14, 2010
Philip Rivers' home matchup against the Jaguars is very enticing.
September 12, 2010
FAAB Factor - AL: Managing September Playing Time
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
FAAB Factor - AL: September Shakeups
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
Charging the Mound: Endgame Strategies
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
FAAB Factor - AL: More Red Sox Injuries
Dustin Pedroia's return to the DL creates further oppportunities.
August 19, 2010
Charging the Mound: Next Year's Breakout Players
Chris and Jeff discuss who some of 2011's breakout players might be.
August 15, 2010
FAAB Factor - AL: Scrabble Roster
Marc Rzepczynski and Jarrod Saltalamacchia are filling up our Scrabble boards this week.
August 12, 2010
Charging the Mound: Next Year's Cheat Sheet
A Quick Look at Next Year's Top 30 - Where Should Carlos Gonzalez Rank?
August 8, 2010
FAAB Factor - AL: Injuries Create Opportunities
Injuries to Kevin Youkilis and Carlos Pena have opened the door for Mike Lowell (pictured) and Dan Johnson respectively.
August 1, 2010
FAAB Factor - AL: Trade Deadline Reactions
Plenty of names to bid on this week following a full week of trades.
July 28, 2010
Charging the Mound: Bad Trades
July 25, 2010
FAAB Factor - AL: The Haren Heist
Even in a down year, you should go all-in on Dan Haren in AL leagues.
July 22, 2010
Charging the Mound: The Middleman's Cut
Making the extra phone call or e-mail can pay big dividends on the trade market.
July 18, 2010
FAAB Factor - AL: Yunel Escobar, Chris Perez
July 15, 2010
Charging the Mound: Players to Watch in the Second Half
Could Alex Gordon be a factor once he gets the call?
July 11, 2010
FAAB Factor - AL: Catcher Speculation
Jesus Montero, J.P. Arencibia and Wilson Ramos.
July 8, 2010
Charging the Mound: Bust Squad
Derek VanRiper and Jeff Erickson talk about their busts. Adam Lind captains the outfielders.
July 4, 2010
FAAB Factor - AL: Brantley's Chance
Michael Brantley finally gets his chance, albeit for the wrong reason.
July 1, 2010
Charging the Mound: The Padres' Next Moves
The surprising San Diego Padres remain atop the NL West, and the NL generally. What moves should they make going forward?
June 27, 2010
FAAB Factor - AL: Easy As Pie
The Orioles and Indians finally are starting the process of retooling for the future.
June 24, 2010
Charging the Mound: What About Unearned WHIP?
June 21, 2010
Team Previews: 2010 Bengals Preview
Can the Bengals Put Together a Complete Season?
June 20, 2010
FAAB Factor - AL: Caution on Conor
June 16, 2010
Charging the Mound: Why Won't Teams Do the Right Thing?
The Royals have every incentive to call up Alex Gordon, but for some reason are holding off
June 13, 2010
FAAB Factor - AL: Incremental Progress in Cleveland
Carlos Santana gets his shot in Cleveland. How much should you bid?
June 10, 2010
Charging the Mound: What to Make of the Jays
Liss returns this week and asks what to make of Vernon Wells and the Toronto Blue Jays.
June 6, 2010
FAAB Factor - AL: How Much on Galarraga?
June 3, 2010
Charging the Mound: Where are You Headed?
February 6, 2010
Weekly Rankings: Super Bowl Value Meter
October 1, 2009
Team Previews: 2009 Indiana Pacers Preview
June 9, 2009
Team Previews: 2009 Bengals Preview
September 25, 2008
Team Previews: 2008 Indiana Pacers Preview
September 21, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Dustin Mosley and Others
September 15, 2008
Depth Chart Watch: 2008 Depth Chart Watch-Week 2
September 14, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Bryan Bullington and Others
September 7, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Radhames Liz and Others
August 31, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Michael Bowden and Others
August 24, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Brandon Duckworth and Others
August 17, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Paul Byrd and Others
August 10, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Lance Broadway and Others
August 3, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Dana Eveland and Others
July 27, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Zach Miner and Others
July 20, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Dallas Braden and Others
July 13, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Clay Buchholz and Others
July 6, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Matt Harrison and Others
June 29, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: John Parrish and Others
June 22, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Dan Giese and Others
June 15, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Eddie Bonine and Others
June 8, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Scott Baker and Others
June 1, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Joba Chamberlain and Others
Team Previews: 2008 Bengals Preview
May 25, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Fausto Carmona and Others
May 18, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Bartolo Colon and Others
May 11, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Jeremy Bonderman and Others
May 8, 2008
Lessons Learned From Movies: Lessons Learned From Movies
May 4, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Nick Adenhart and Others
May 1, 2008
Talking Trade: Talking Trade
April 27, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Daniel Cabrera and Others
April 23, 2008
Marginal Players: Marginal Players
April 20, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Armando Galarraga and Others
April 16, 2008
Slow Starters: Slow Starters
April 13, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Jeff Niemann and Others
April 9, 2008
Are Closers Worth It?: Are Closers Worth It?
April 6, 2008
FAAB Factor- AL: Miguel Batista and Others
April 3, 2008
Owning Players in Multiple Leagues: Owning Players in Multiple Leagues
March 27, 2008
Trending Players: Trending Players
March 20, 2008
How to Approach a Medium-Deep Draft : How to Approach a Medium-Deep Draft
March 13, 2008
Charging the Mound: Ranking of Top Five Picks