Seth Smith (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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.

Batters

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 »

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Sammy Watkins (USA Today)

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 »

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Jose Abreu (ESPN.com)

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 »

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Mark Teixeira (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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.

Batters

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 »

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Danny Woodhead should be in all lineups for Week 16 championship matchups (AP)

The championship contest starts this week and should be a great time to get those lineups filled with those players who can get the job done on a consistent basis. Here are some players to start/sit in Week 16:

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Kirk Cousins (vs. Dallas): Dallas has been brutal on the defensive side of the ball and this contest will be a shootout as the Cowboys need to win to stay in the hunt for the NFC East. Cousins should throw at least two touchdowns this week. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 16 (Playoffs) »

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Best Fantasy Football Team Names of 2013

December 19, 2013 at 7:00am in Fantasy

Wit. Puns. A twist of phrase. Coming up with a quality fantasy football team name can be difficult. Unlike real sports, your team name needs to show off your rumor and obvious intelligence. One of the absolute best aspects of playing any kind of fantasy football is taking the time to track down some of the funniest fantasy football names.

A funny fantasy team name can make all the difference in a league. Beating up on a Patriots fan is awesome when your team name is “Belichick Yourself Before You Rex Yourself”. But don’t be that loser in fantasy leagues who steals names from his or her competitors. Here are a few fresh and hilarious options for your fantasy team name. But in case you prefer the tried and true classics, here we throw a few just for you: Continue reading Best Fantasy Football Team Names of 2013 »

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Tom Brady may struggle in Miami on Sunday (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Whether it is the consolation bracket or the semi-finals in the playoffs, Week 15 is a week to remember in the postseason. Below are some players who can help you out as the season winds down.

Start ‘Em

Andrew Luck (vs. Houston): After two to three bad weeks for Luck, the Houston Texans defense is just what the second-year QB is looking for. He played really well last week against the Cincinnati Bengals outdoors and another contest outside could really help Luck with only a few games left in the regular season. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 15 (Playoffs) »

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