Always the fan favorite, David Ortiz has been the heart and soul of the Red Sox during this emotional first month of the year. While his value goes beyond the white lines for Boston, the question for fantasy baseball players is, how much value does he have purely as a hitter?
Coming off an injury plagued 2012 campaign, Ortiz had hoped that 2013 would be different. He still hit .318/.415/.611 in 90 games last year, but his 23 home runs was the lowest production out of him since 2002. At age 37, the designated hitter is currently trying to stay healthy while the Red Sox begin to put together a potential rebound season. Continue reading Weighing in on David Ortiz’s Fantasy Baseball Value »
Tags: David Ortiz, Fantasy, Fantasy Baseball
The Red Sox had seemed set at the first base position for the next half a decade, and then that certainty vanished. Adrian Gonzalez was shipped to the Dodgers in a salary dump unlike any other in professional sports history. The were relegated to starting Mauro Gomez and James Loney (now of the Tampa Bay Rays) at first base, with no clue as to how the position would shape out in 2013.
Fast forward past the offseason and there is still pretty legitimate concern for the position’s future. The team signed Mike Napoli to be their primary first baseman, but after a failed physical, he settled for a one year contract with performance incentives. Besides Napoli, the organizational depth at first is very limited, and there are little to no options as to how to improve that quandary. Sine fantasy baseball is often for only one season, that should have no bearing on how you choose to draft the potential Boston players to man the first base position on your team. Continue reading Red Sox Spring Training Fantasy Rundown: First Base »
Tags: Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz, Fantasy, Lyle Overbay, mauro gomez, Mike Napoli, Rundown, Spring Training
Last season, the Red Sox had one strong starting option at the catcher position at the start of the season. After this past offseason, you could argue that they now have four big league catchers with the ability to produce on a day-to-day basis. However, the volatility at the first base position has resulted in one player being moved to that position, while another will start the year back in the minors as he continues to hone his skills. Continue reading Red Sox Spring Training Fantasy Rundown: Four-Headed Catching Monster »
Tags: Catcher, David Ross, Draft, Fantasy, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Mike Napoli, Rundown, Ryan Lavarnway
If you drafted Rob Gronkowski this season, you probably had to do so in the second round of most drafts, and if you were lucky you snatched him up in the third. He has been one of the most prolific scoring receivers in football since he entered the league stands alone on top of the tight end pool with only Jimmy Graham to challenge his athletic ability, though there is no other player that can match his size.
On Sunday, Gronkowski suffered a broken left forearm on a special teams play and will be out until the beginning of the playoffs. For fantasy players out there, this means that one of your biggest investments is now out through your playoffs, right before the push to the finish. Tight end is already a thin position to begin with, but there are ways to fill the gap. All ownership stats and season numbers are pulled directly from ESPN.com fantasy football leagues with standard scoring. Continue reading How Do You Replace Fantasy Football’s # 1 Tight End? »
Tags: Brandon Myers, Dallas Clark, Dustin Keller, Fantasy, injury, Marcedes Lewis, Rob Gronkowski, Tight End
If you’re trying to use Yahoo! Fantasy Sports this morning to check on your Fantasy Football or Basketball teams, you’re likely still running into a little trouble.
That’s because Sunday’s truly annoying outage has spilled into Monday.
The engineers over at Yahoo! are still working on identifying the root cause of the issue and fixing it. In the meantime, the head of Yahoo! Sports, Ken Fuchs (exactly how do you pronounce his last name?), sent out an apology e-mail to all users. Continue reading Update: Yahoo! Fantasy Football Still Sort of Down, Sports Head Ken Fuchs Sorry »
Tags: Fantasy Football, Yahoo!
November 11, 2012 at 5:37pm in
If you tried to make your usual adjustments before the NFL games today, you probably ran into some difficulty if your fantasy football league is run on Yahoo!
That’s right – because on a Sunday, Yahoo! Fantasy Football has been down and out of service. Continue reading Yahoo! Fantasy Football Down – Engineers “Working On It” »
Tags: Fantasy Football, Yahoo!