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The Fantasy Geek – BallHyped Blog Network http://ballhyped.com Hyping up the best sports blogs and bloggers. Get posting. Get voting. Get Hyped! Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:04:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 FANTASY BASEBALL: The Geekly Update (4/6) http://ballhyped.com/2011/04/06/fantasy-baseball-the-geekly-update-46/ Wed, 06 Apr 2011 22:45:18 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/04/06/fantasy-baseball-the-geekly-update-46/

TweetSo 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 Teixeira has hit 4 home runs, which didn’t happen until the second week of May […]

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FANTASY BASEBALL: Correcting Your Draft Day Errors http://ballhyped.com/2011/04/04/fantasy-baseball-correcting-your-draft-day-errors/ Mon, 04 Apr 2011 22:30:58 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/04/04/fantasy-baseball-correcting-your-draft-day-errors/

TweetNo 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 together a slew of your favorite swear words, just look at it as an immediate […]

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GETTIN’ GEEK’D: 10 Late-Round Fliers http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/29/gettin-geekd-10-late-round-fliers/ Tue, 29 Mar 2011 22:07:30 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/29/gettin-geekd-10-late-round-fliers/

TweetNo 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 names are scratched off your draft list, don’t start pulling your out, pull out this […]

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FANTASY SPORTS: The Geekly Update (3/29) http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/29/fantasy-sports-the-geekly-update-329/ Tue, 29 Mar 2011 22:05:17 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/29/fantasy-sports-the-geekly-update-329/

TweetSometimes 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 finals. They made the heartbreaking decision to leave Kevin Love and his sore groin on […]

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FANTASY SPORTS: The Geekly Update (3/23) http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/23/fantasy-sports-the-geekly-update-323/ Wed, 23 Mar 2011 21:21:26 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/23/fantasy-sports-the-geekly-update-323/

TweetMarcus 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) – He must’ve used last week’s spot in Sudden Fallers as personal bulletin board material. […]

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FANTASY SPORTS: The Geekly Update (3/17) http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/17/fantasy-sports-the-geekly-update-317/ Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:46:55 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/17/fantasy-sports-the-geekly-update-317/

TweetOn 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, let me preface my picks by saying I hate people who go chalk (picking all […]

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FANTASY SPORTS: The Geekly Update http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/10/fantasy-sports-the-geekly-update-2/ Fri, 11 Mar 2011 02:43:22 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/10/fantasy-sports-the-geekly-update-2/

TweetKyle 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 any more well-rounded than that. Brook Lopez (28.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists) – […]

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FANTASY BASEBALL: Position Profiles – Relief Pitcher http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/10/fantasy-baseball-position-profiles-relief-pitcher/ Thu, 10 Mar 2011 18:20:54 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/10/fantasy-baseball-position-profiles-relief-pitcher/

TweetYou 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 owner had that same tactic. It was like a 12-way stare down. When it got […]

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FANTASY BASEBALL: Position Profiles – Starting Pitcher http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/10/fantasy-baseball-position-profiles-starting-pitcher/ Thu, 10 Mar 2011 18:19:42 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/10/fantasy-baseball-position-profiles-starting-pitcher/

TweetMaybe 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 AJ Burnett aren’t fantasy starters anymore. And several of my sleeper candidates are nowhere near […]

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FANTASY BASEBALL: Position Profiles – Designated Hitter http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/02/fantasy-baseball-position-profiles-designated-hitter/ Wed, 02 Mar 2011 22:53:03 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/02/fantasy-baseball-position-profiles-designated-hitter/

TweetI’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 if you’re smart when you construct the rest of your team, you can get some […]

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FANTASY BASEBALL: Positioni Profiles – Outfield http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/02/fantasy-baseball-positioni-profiles-outfield/ Wed, 02 Mar 2011 22:47:12 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/02/fantasy-baseball-positioni-profiles-outfield/

TweetAfter a few down seasons, the position is once again stacked, thanks to the arrivals of instant studs like Jason Heywood and Mike Stanton. In fact, outfield is deeper than center field at the old Polo Grounds. (475 feet!) I actually like several OF options that didn’t even make out list, such as Raul Ibanez […]

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FANTASY BASEBALL: Position Profiles – Third Base http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/02/fantasy-baseball-position-profiles-third-base/ Wed, 02 Mar 2011 22:30:00 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/03/02/fantasy-baseball-position-profiles-third-base/

TweetThe hot corner is filled with the usual cast of characters. The position runs about 12 deep, and then you run into some instability. Not too many new faces, so outside of a few situations, you have a good idea of what you’re going to get. Unless one of the top five studs falls to […]

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