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FANTASY BASEBALL: The Geekly Update (4/6)

wp.me - So much has happened so fast this baseball season. Already, TWO key players, Matt Holliday and Adam Dunn, have had an emergency appendectomy. Already, one closer, Fernando Rodney, has lost his job. (Pick up Jordan Walden now!) And already, Mark ...

FANTASY BASEBALL: Correcting Your Draft Day Errors

wp.me - No draft is perfect. Maybe you made some bonehead decisions. Maybe you just made a minor gaff or two. Don’t let it get to you. I made at least one clear mistake in each of my drafts. Instead of stringing ...

GETTIN’ GEEK’D: 10 Late-Round Fliers

wp.me - No one’s sleeping on sleepers anymore. To find breakout candidates, you have to dig deep. Everyone can draft the Ryan Zimmermans and Mariano Riveras of the world. Most drafts are won in the middle-to-late rounds. So when all the big ...


FANTASY SPORTS: The Geekly Update (3/29)

wp.me - Sometimes fantasy sports suck. Like when you dominate all season long in fantasy hoops, then lose your best player to injury at do-or-die time. No, it didn’t happen to me. It happened to my opponent in the En Fuego league ...

FANTASY SPORTS: The Geekly Update (3/23)

thefantasygeek.com - Marcus Thornton (19.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2 steals) – Yeah, I saw this coming. Here’s the proof. Silly Hornets. Way to let a potential star wither away on your bench. John Salmons (23 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists) – ...

FANTASY SPORTS: The Geekly Update (3/17)

thefantasygeek.com - On Monday, I did a cram session, trying to learn as much as possible about 68 NCAA basketball squads. Okay, maybe it was more like 50-something. I left out Alabama State and the like, in the interest of time. Now, ...


FANTASY SPORTS: The Geekly Update

Kyle Lowry (23 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6 assists) – Just twisting the dagger in the backs of everyone who drafted Aaron Brooks. Andre Iguodala (16.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 10.3 assists, 2.3 steals) – Call him a marble because it doesn’t get ...

FANTASY BASEBALL: Position Profiles – Relief Pitcher

thefantasygeek.com - You know the approach here. Wait on closers. Just about every expert will avoid closers like an Aroldis Chapman fastball running up and in. I usually roll with that strategy. Usually. See, last year, in my 12-team mixed league, every ...

FANTASY BASEBALL: Position Profiles – Starting Pitcher

Maybe it’s the new ballparks. Maybe it’s the end of the Steroids Era. Maybe it’s the evolution of baseball. Whatever the reason, the starting pitcher position in fantasy baseball is extraordinarily deep in 2011. Previous staples like Carlos Zambrano and ...

FANTASY BASEBALL: Position Profiles – Designated Hitter

thefantasygeek.com - I’ve noticed in many of my drafts that designated hitters slip a little further than they should. Sure, no one wants to throw roster flexibility out the window by owning a player who doesn’t qualify at any true position. But ...