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Are Rabbits Worth the Cost?
August 13th
Jeff Erickson analyzes whether paying for stolen bases in drafts this year has been worth the cost. How badly have stolen-base artists like Billy Hamilton performed vs. expectation?
My 2018 Portfolio
My 2018 Portfolio
March 28th
March 28th
Jeff Erickson breaks down his 15 (yes, fifteen!) fantasy leagues and looks at which players he gravitated to, and which he missed out on.
Saves Strategy Upheaval?
Saves Strategy Upheaval?
February 14th
February 14th
Jeff Erickson analyzes closer tiers and shows fantasy owners how to attack saves so that they can draft extra power bats. When does it make sense to draft blue chips like Kenley Jansen?
2016 Draft Primer
2016 Draft Primer
February 18, 2016
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?
Projection Problems - Troy Tulowitzki
February 3, 2016
What happens when your projection or ranking differs wildly from the mainstream projection?
Last Week's Mistake Tomorrow?
April 26, 2015
Should you start Taijuan Walker in a two-step Week 4? What schedules stand out this week?
Week 3 Primer
Week 3 Primer
April 19, 2015
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.
AL Tout Wars - Value 2.0
AL Tout Wars - Value 2.0
March 23, 2015
March 23, 2015
Jeff Erickson didn't come into Saturday's AL Tout Wars auction targeting Adam Jones, but walked away owning him nonetheless.
Revisiting Early Starting Pitchers
January 24, 2015
Jeff Erickson looks back at 2014 to review the benefits and drawbacks of targeting starting pitchers early in drafts.
The RotoWire 200
The RotoWire 200
January 15, 2015
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?
Beating the Shift
Beating the Shift
July 7, 2014
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.
Week 11 Primer
Week 11 Primer
June 9, 2014
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.
Week 10 Primer
Week 10 Primer
June 2, 2014
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.
Week 9 Primer
Week 9 Primer
May 26, 2014
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.
Week 8 Primer
Week 8 Primer
May 19, 2014
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.
Week 7 Primer
Week 7 Primer
May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014
A.J. Burnett and the Phillies have just five games this week, as do the Rockies. Which teams have better schedules?
Week 6 Primer
Week 6 Primer
May 5, 2014
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.
Week 5 Primer
Week 5 Primer
April 28, 2014
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.
Week 4 Primer
Week 4 Primer
April 21, 2014
April 21, 2014
Bryce Harper's benching, Patriots Day game issues and FAAB results.
Difficult Cuts
Difficult Cuts
April 14, 2014
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.
Week 2 Primer, FAAB Results
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.
Value, Value, Value
Value, Value, Value
March 24, 2014
March 24, 2014
Jeff Erickson reviews his AL Tout Wars auction, where Jose Bautista was his most expensive player.
Release the Kraken
Release the Kraken
March 13, 2014
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.
Playoff Rankings
Playoff Rankings
October 1, 2013
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.
FAAB Results, Trades and The Shield
July 8, 2013
Jacoby Ellsbury was the highlighted acquisition for Jeff Erickson in one of his dynasty leagues.
Profar's Price
Profar's Price
June 3, 2013
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?
One Crazy Hour
One Crazy Hour
May 27, 2013
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.
Who Do You Trust?
Who Do You Trust?
May 20, 2013
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?
Week 7 Primer
Week 7 Primer
May 12, 2013
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.
Week 6 Primer
Week 6 Primer
May 6, 2013
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.