Rotisserie

Dave
Adler
April 10, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
Springtime in New York City—70 degrees, birds are singing, sidewalk cafes are full of hungry diners. What better way to spend the afternoon than sitting in a dark, noisy Irish bar drinking Guinness and drafting a fantasy baseball team? At least 11 other people shared this belief, so we got together in Manhattan to carry out the second annual draft in the NYC Roto500 league.
Patrick
Davitt
April 03, 2012 11:02 PM GMT
Just because you got Jamie Carroll at auction doesn't mean you have no chance. You have to use a methodical system to realistically assess your chances.
Patrick
Davitt
March 29, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
Roy Halladay for under $30 in LABR and Tout? What gives?
Patrick
DiCaprio
March 26, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
Cell phones don’t cause cancer. There is no Verducci Effect. Nostradamus didn’t predict anything. And players don’t play harder or better in contract-year seasons. All of these theses are examples of the Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy. Here we examine two examples that run rampant in fantasy baseball circles, and one surprising example that may hit a little close to home for the fantasy baseball player.
Matthew
Cederholm
March 22, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
Embrace the crazy in your draft-and-hold league. Here's a non-boring, pedal-to-the-floor alternative to the traditional approach to drafting—a method that embraces the crazy person waiting inside most (if not all) of us. It's certainly fun, and you just may win something.
Neil
FitzGerald
March 19, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
Looking at Reliability measures to help with roster composition in Draft and Hold leagues can be particularly instructive because of the permanence of the initial draft. For strategic owners, Reliability grades can be used through the early rounds to help secure predictable roster anchors and in the mid to later rounds, it can help filter amongst the remaining players.
Alex
Beckey
March 16, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
Right out of the starting gate, draft and hold leagues, such as the 50-round draft/no pickups format offered through the National Fantasy Baseball Championship (NFBC), present some interesting strategic choices. Because draft and hold leagues do not allow for in-season transactions, such as add/drops or trades, getting off on the right foot is essential.
Patrick
Davitt
March 14, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
Ryan Braun for $85? Why not? In keeper leagues with gross disparities, it makes sense for rebuilders.
Patrick
DiCaprio
March 12, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
Experiments have shown that simple computer algorithms will make better predictions than the best experts in almost every field. So what does this mean for fantasy baseball players, and how do we use this information?
Matthew
Cederholm
March 11, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
NFBC-style draft and hold leagues are becoming more popular, but they require more than just the basic strategy. And it's more than just the fact that the draft goes 750 players deep.
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