Posts Tagged ‘Weekly Fantasy Baseball’

Fantasy Baseball 2012: Injured List Predictions for 2nd Half

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Who thinks they have a great fantasy baseball team…..well, except for the small fact that your star players are busy chilling on the disabled list? There is only one thing worse than getting little production, or less than you expected to get, and that is NO production at all. Players like Matt Kemp, Evan Longoria, and Giancarlo (Mike) Stanton, are players that can carry teams but have spent time, or about to spend time on the DL. There is not much you can do with them either. In seasonal fantasy baseball leagues, they are too valuable to cut, you can’t get fair value in a trade for them, and you obviously can’t play them. This can lead to extreme headaches, frustration, and the sucking of all the fun out of playing fantasy baseball. Hopefully this article will help you determine what is best to do with an injured star and what to expect. If you are lucky enough not to own one of these injured players, this may help you determine if you want to trade for one of these players.

 

Matt Kemp, OF LA Dodgers

Matt Kemp is looking to come back from the DL for a very strong 2nd half

Matt Kemp: Kemp was one of the most dominating players right out of the gate. He has 12 HRs, 28 RBIs to go along with a .355 batting average. Those are not terrible stats to have at the all-star break by the average player, but the remarkable thing is that he did all of this damage in the first month of the season. Lately, it has been nothing but frustration to have Kemp on your fantasy team. (more…)

2012 Fantasy Baseball | The Start of a New Season

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

2012 Fantasy Baseball | The Start of a New SeasonFriday the 13th marks the start of a new fantasy baseball season at Fantazzle Fantasy Sports, with Mid-Season Fantasy Baseball Salary Cap games scheduled to start at 7:05PM ET. The Fantazzle exclusive Mid-Season Fantasy Baseball Game combines elements of both weekly fantasy baseball and season-long fantasy baseball contests.

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Fantasy Baseball 2012: Trade Deadline Winners

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Are you frustrated with your fantasy team’s start? Have you had it with the players you selected not performing like you had thought? Has your team suffered significant injuries? Do not worry; there are players that are still out there that will make an impact…THIS season. I am going to try to let you in on who some of them are, even though more may still arise that no one can foresee at this time. There is still time to turn your seasonal fantasy baseball team around and start to enjoy the season. Later on, these players will also be able to help weekly fantasy baseball teams and even daily fantasy baseball teams. One of the last chances to find new players to help your team is as the trading deadline approaches. This year, it is July 31st at 4 PM EST. You just need to identify the players that will benefit from this as well as identifying who may make an impact after being called up from the minors.

 

Justin Maxwell, HR

Justin Maxwell: Heating up for the 2nd Half

Justin Maxwell, OF, Houston Astros: Maxwell has already started to get a little bit of increased playing time. In barely over 100 ABs, Maxwell has already hit 8 HRs to go along with 24 RBIs. (more…)

2012 Fantasy Baseball: Upcoming SP Matchups

Friday, May 18th, 2012
2012 Fantasy Baseball: Upcoming SP Matchups

Sit Justin Verlander?

 

Knowing when to start and sit players, especially starting pitchers, can be key to a win or loss in weekly fantasy baseball leagues or H2H leagues.

Whether it’s benching a Top 30 pitcher with a tough matchup or picking up a guy off the Waiver Wire with a juicy start, playing the matchups is a skill that takes some research and the intestinal fortitude to do what the trends and statistics say instead of what your gut says.

With that in mind, here are five SPs to avoid in the upcoming week and five to plug in or grab off of Waivers.

 

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2012 Fantasy Baseball: What’s in a Name?

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Is Albert Pujols in your lineup because of his name or his performance?

 

 

Oftentimes, fantasy baseball owners get a little caught up in the name game – allowing players to occupy their rosters based on name recognition instead of performance while better players, although not as popular, are outperforming them.

It’s important to balance the knowledge of a player’s past performance with an objective look at how they are performing in the moment.

With that in mind, here are 20 stats: 10 for well-known players and 10 for under-the-radar types.

Take what you want to from them, but here they are.

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