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Regression Report: Vincent Velasquez, Matt Garza, Alex Cobb (Fantasy Baseball)
By Tom Whalen on May, 22nd 2017

With each player that lands on the DL, our standards for what constitutes a rosterable fantasy starter can’t help but adjust accordingly. There was a point where we might have once rolled our eyes at the mediocrity of, say, Ricky … read more »

By The Numbers: Week 7 (Fantasy Baseball)
By Kenyatta Storin on May, 18th 2017

Can you believe it’s Week 7? The baseball season is blowing by, and yet while this would be close to the halfway point of the NFL season, we still have a ways to go! And that means plenty of time … read more »

Regression Report: Cody Bellinger, Trea Turner, Addison Russell (Fantasy Baseball)
By Tom Whalen on May, 15th 2017

May has seen its fair share of breakouts and flame-outs, with castaways like Mark Reynolds and Yonder Alonso mashing and seemingly reliable studs like Anthony Rizzo and Carlos Gonzalez floundering. But any given player can seem like a surging stud … read more »

By The Numbers: Week 6 (Fantasy Baseball)
By Kenyatta Storin on May, 11th 2017

It’s Thursday, so that means it’s that time of the week when we check in on notable fantasy players, and how they look By The Numbers. Yes, some stats still remain out of whack, but with each passing day we … read more »

Notable Batted Ball Profiles (Fantasy Baseball)
By Kenyatta Storin on May, 8th 2017

This is the first edition of Batted Ball Profiles, a monthly article where I’ll — you guessed it — go through the batted ball profiles of various players, and see what their fantasy value looks like moving forward. You can … read more »

Regression Report: Yu Darvish, Kenta Maeda, Jordan Montgomery (Fantasy Baseball)
By Tom Whalen on

These are troubling times. Fantasy pitching staffs have been shredded. The red-inked “DL” marker is by now a ubiquitous and dreadful flourish. Few owners, if any, count starter depth as a luxury. As a result, the starter market is as … read more »

Pitching Velocity Fallers in April (Fantasy Baseball)
By Roy Widrig on May, 3rd 2017

As fantasy baseball becomes more and more competitive, the use of advanced analytics is becoming more important. With the surge in taking the analysis of the game above and beyond, much of the data being collected by Major League Baseball … read more »

Regression Report: Ryan Zimmerman, Mark Trumbo, Corey Dickerson (Fantasy Baseball)
By Tom Whalen on May, 1st 2017

With one month of baseball in the books, things are starting to take shape, both for teams in the real game and for the teams in our fantasy leagues. Hot streaks are beginning to feel┬álike real trends, while ice-cold slumps … read more »

Regression Report: Amir Garrett, Dylan Bundy, Jameson Taillon
By Tom Whalen on April, 24th 2017

For all of the unexpected injuries and frustrating setbacks that have befallen the upper echelon of fantasy starters, there is no shortage of impressive up-and-comers poised to take the reigns. The question, of course, is which breakout starter performances are … read more »

Regression Report: Miguel Sano, Eric Thames, Christian Yelich
By Tom Whalen on April, 17th 2017

On last week’s inaugural Regression Report, our cautiousness towards limited sample size moved us to focus solely on starting pitchers. Now that most every-day offensive players have close to 50 plate appearances under their belts, we can make up for … read more »