February 13, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
Houston, the AL has landed! Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you are aware that the Houston Astros will be playing in the American League in 2013. But fantasy leaguers the world over want to know how this will impact their team in 2012. This article will detail fantasy impacts and strategies to consider in 2012 under various scenarios.
February 12, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
[FREE] One of the hardest chores of putting together a winning fantasy baseball team is finding two serviceable—not good, but serviceable—catchers. Every year we all curse the Founding Fathers of Rotisserie Baseball for creating a game that requires you to not only carry, but start two catchers for the entire season. Damn you Daniel Okrent! Damn you Glenn Waggoner! Why, oh why, did you have to add that wrinkle to this challenging pastime of ours?
February 07, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
Should you deviate from your ADP or dollar values? Is it better to drain money at the beginning of your auction? When setting your draft slots, should you prefer the earlier slots or the wraparound pick? All of these questions have general rules, but when do you break them? Read on and find out.
February 06, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
[FREE] Let’s concentrate on some of the top stars who failed to meet expectations last year because of injuries and are now major question marks heading into this year’s drafts. Let’s see where they are going right now in NFBC pay leagues and slice the crap from the player notes.
January 27, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
While many of us sports fans were enjoying the NFL playoffs these last few weeks, the MLB Hot Stove League turned up the heat recently with a couple signings, a big trade and an international free-agent. All of this is well and good for Major League Baseball, but more importantly, how do these moves impact fantasy baseball (and NFBC) owners?
January 20, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
Most managers in auction-format leagues can name a time in which they had either spent too much on a player during an auction, or conversely, didn't spend enough on that player who was coveted pre-auction. In today's column, we explore the concept of "auction fever," or the tendency to over-bid in auctions, and how it may affect the auction-format fantasy baseball manager.
January 16, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
However, fantasy players can salvage one benefit from all the rancor over how to divide up millions (or even billions) of dollars. After all, at least some of the issues owners and players tend to squabble over, like competitive balance and freedom of player movement, are also concerns for fantasy leagues. This past fall's NBA negotiations yielded one such nugget for fantasy owners to consider: the concept of "amnesty," which found its way into the final collective-bargaining agreement and has already resulted in a couple star players finding new homes (like the pictured Baron Davis).
January 08, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
Veteran fantasy owners know that identifying position scarcity is as important as finding stolen bases on Draft Day. If you don’t identify the positions without depth before your draft you will definitely be the last one standing without a chair when the music stops.
January 03, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
The biggest news of the baseball off-season for fantasy owners came during the heart of the football season when we learned that Ryan Braun (OF, MIL) had tested positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs). The potential 50-game suspension of the National League’s reigning MVP rocked baseball and dramatically changed the early rounds in fantasy baseball.
December 23, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
The Astros are coming! Or: the Astros are leaving! What to do? What to do?
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