It’s about that time of year. The start to the 2014 fantasy football season is only a couple weeks away. Sundays, along with Monday and Thursday nights, are about to become relevant once again.
With the start of the season right around the corner, now is a good time to brush up on knowledge of potential sleeper candidates for the upcoming campaign. A quick refresher for those readers new to fantasy football: players who can bring a team good value in the later rounds of a draft are viewed as “sleepers“.
Although some people have varying definitions on what qualifies a player to be a true sleeper candidate, for the purpose of this article sleepers can be considered generally undervalued players. Continue reading Fantasy Football 2014 Sleepers »
Tags: Blair Walsh, Devonta Freeman, Jay Cutler, Justin Hunter, Ladarius Green, New England
Patriots players and coaches have taken to the practice field, and Rob Gronkowski was spotted running up a hill.
Consequently, it is time to begin thinking about which Patriot players you will want on your fantasy squad, and which players you should avoid. What do the odds makers say? Bet now on the best NFL odds here.
Everyone wants their favorite NFL player to succeed on their fantasy roster, but you must consider where you should take them and what should you expect from them. Let’s examine:
Continue reading 2014 Fantasy Value of Patriots Players »
Tags: Aaron Dobson, Brandon Lafell, Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkoswki, Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley, Tom Brady
With 50 games in the books for most squads, it might be time to give some players a short leash with other options on the waiver wire. From starting pitching to the hot corner, here are some options to look to add this week and moving forward.
All stats via ESPN.com as of Monday, May 19th.
Over his last seven contests, the third baseman has driven in six runs while also notching four two hit games with a couple of home runs. The .371 average is a surprise on the season, but, with a bat this hot, Chisenhall might be a go-to guy at his position until he starts to cool off.
Continue reading Week 9 Waiver-Wire Pickups: Lonnie Chisenhall, Garrett Jones Making Some Noise »
Tags: Garrett Jones, Lonnie Chisenhall, Phil Hughes, Ryan Vogelsong
The MLB season has reached the quarter pole and that means it is time to find the fill-ins for all the ailing players in baseball after 40 or so contests. There are plenty of power bats out there, but only a few can really make a difference. As for pitching, there are some names that are known starting to show signs of life as well as pitchers you have just recently began to pitch brilliantly.
All stats via ESPN.com as of Monday, May 19th.
Seth Smith, San Diego Padres:
With only five home runs on the season, Smith might not be that tantalizing of an option. However, with the Padres playing a lot of right-handed pitchers, the veteran outfielder is a great streamer option as he has hit homers in consecutive contests against righties and should get more playing time as he has brought life to a listless offense. Continue reading Week 8 Waiver-Wire Pickups: Seth Smith, Yangervis Solarte Showing Pop »
Tags: Corey Kluber, Drew Pomeranz, Seth Smith, Yangervis Solarte
Sure, the NFL draft was only a week ago, but it’s never too early for an examination of which rookies will have the most impact on your fantasy football team. This list is based primarily on skill and situation. There are many talented players who did not make this rookie only list because they are on a team that may not use them right away.
Continue reading Top 10 Fantasy Football Rookie Options for 2014 »
Tags: Fantasy Football, NFL rookies, Top 10
The first full month of baseball is history folks, and hopefully by now you can tell the general fate of your fantasy baseball team. Whether you got unlucky with an early draft pick, or stumbled upon this season’s hot free agent, everyone is affected by a little luck when it comes to fantasy sports. That’s where we come in, as we’re here at Sports of Boston to help eliminate this thing called “luck”, and assist you in humiliating you’re friends, family and co-workers.
With so much time left in the season, and new players showing glimpses of potential greatness, we’re here with a list of hot and cold batters for the month of April (and some of March) to help give you the edge you need. Covering both the American and National League, here’s the quick rundown of who to keep, drop, add or trade with some of the early 2014 season highlights. Continue reading Fantasy Baseball Month In Review: April Hitters »
Tags: Allen Craig, Charlie Blackmon, Fantasy Baseball, Jose Abreu, Prince Fielder
With a little over a month gone in the regular season, it might be time to start accessing the waiver wire and picking up players on the rise before its too late. Players such as Mark Teixeira and even Nick Markakis are startling to fly off the shelves in most leagues, so, including them, who should be targeted to address a glaring weakness on your squad.
All stats via ESPN.com as of Monday May 5th.
Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees:
The power numbers are back for the slugger as he has hit five home runs in the past 10 games, including two over his last four contests. The .268 average isn’t something to write home about, but if you need some pop than Teixeira is your guy at first base. Continue reading Week 6 Waiver-Wire Pickups: Nick Markakis, Mark Teixeira on the Rise »
Tags: Jason Hammel, Mark Teixeira, Nick Markakis