Nicky Tapas

Nicky Tapas

NFL, MLB Correspondent

Bio

I am a long-time fantasy baseball and fantasy football veteran. As a lifelong fan of the New York Giants and the New York Mets (#LGM), I cover both teams as a correspondent for FantasyPros. I am also a contributing writer for the NY Mets fan-run website Mets Merized Online.


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2017 Fantasy Baseball Preview: New York Mets photo
Coming into the 2016 season as defending National League Champions, the Mets were poised to make another deep playoff run until the injury bug ...
by Nicky Tapas in FantasyFri, Feb 17
Interesting Tidbits to Consider for 2017 photo
Incredibly, another NFL season is in the books. 2016 saw a number of impressive individual breakout performances and a number of very surprising fantasy ...
by Nicky Tapas in FantasyThu, Jan 12
5 Interesting Tidbits for Week 16 photo
Week 15 is in the books. For those of you still lucky enough to be alive and playing for a fantasy championship this weekend, ...
by Nicky Tapas in FantasyWed, Dec 21
5 Interesting Tidbits for Week 15 photo
The first week of most seasonal fantasy playoffs, Week 14, proved to be a very brutal one given the rash of injuries suffered, most ...
by Nicky Tapas in FantasyWed, Dec 14
5 Interesting Tidbits for Week 14 photo
As we head into Week 14, the seasonal league fantasy playoffs are upon us in most formats. If you've qualified for the playoffs, congratulations. ...
by Nicky Tapas in FantasyWed, Dec 7
5 Interesting Tidbits for Week 11 photo
With only three more weeks until seasonal fantasy football league playoffs, owners are trying to lock down first-round byes or are clamoring for the ...
by Nicky Tapas in FantasyWed, Nov 16
5 Interesting Tidbits for Week 10 photo
Heading into Week 10, we are now in the home stretch of the fantasy regular season with only four more weeks to play. Some ...
by Nicky Tapas in FantasyWed, Nov 9
5 Interesting Tidbits for Week 9 photo
Owners face a gigantic bye week crush in Week 9 with six teams on bye. Fantasy owners impacted by injuries to Tevin Coleman, Jacquizz ...
by Nicky Tapas in FantasyWed, Nov 2
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Aldrick Rosas nails two FGs in Giants' pre-season opener photo
Aldrick Rosas nails two FGs in Giants' pre-season opener
Aldrick Rosas, signed to a reserve/future contract in the off-season, nailed two field goals in the Giants' pre-season opener on Friday night against the Steelers, one of which was a 52-yarder. Rosas has impressed the Giants' coaching staff in the off-season and drawn high praise. His performance on Friday did nothing to dissuade the Giants from naming the 22-year old as the starting K for 2017.
1 wk ago
Matt Harvey set to make rehab start Saturday photo
Matt Harvey, who has been on the DL since June 15 due to a right shoulder stress injury, will begin a rehab assignment on Saturday for the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones. The Mets have indicated that if all goes well on Saturday, he will make at least one more rehab start in the minors before coming off the DL and rejoining the Mets. As such, Harvey could be back as soon as late-August.
AJ Ramos with second save for Mets in 7-6 win over Phillies photo
AJ Ramos with second save for Mets in 7-6 win over Phillies
AJ Ramos picked up his second save with the Mets on Friday working a clean ninth inning in the Mets' 7-6 win over the Phillies. Ramos struck out one in his lone inning of work. He now has 22 saves on the season against just two blown saves.
1 wk ago
Seth Lugo with pedestrian start against Phillies on Friday photo
Seth Lugo with pedestrian start against Phillies on Friday
Seth Lugo lasted just 5 1/3 IP against the Phillies on Friday, allowing five earned runs, four walks and eight hits. While his ERA and WHIP suffered, he did manage to strike out eight in his short appearance. The Mets went on to win 7-6, though Lugo did not factor into the decision.
1 wk ago
A.J. Ramos dealt to the Mets photo
A.J. Ramos was dealt to the Mets on Friday night in a quite surprising trade. The Mets, who are sellers, bought in on Ramos who is 2-4 this season with 20 saves, a 3.63 ERA and 47K's in 39 2/3 innings of work. The Marlins pick up two minor leaguers from the Mets in the deal.
Steven Matz shellacked by Padres in 6-3 loss photo
Steven Matz shellacked by Padres in 6-3 loss
Steven Matz lasted just three innings against the Padres on Wednesday night allowing six earned runs and nine hits, while striking out four, in the Mets' 6-3 loss. It was the fourth consecutive poor start for Matz who is now 0-3 over that period with a brutal 14.18 ERA (13 1/3 IP).
4 wks ago
Addison Reed with another shaky save against Padres photo
Addison Reed with another shaky save against Padres
Addison Reed picked up his 18th save of the season on Tuesday, preserving the Mets' 6-5 win over the Padres. Although he notched the save, Reed was touched up for a run and two hits in his one inning of work, marking the second game in a row that the Padres got to Reed and made things interesting.
4 wks ago
Seth Lugo with a QS in win over Padres on Tuesday  photo
Seth Lugo with a QS in win over Padres on Tuesday
Seth Lugo went six innings against the Padres in the Mets' 6-5 win on Tuesday allowing eight hits, four runs (three earned), walking none and striking out one. After last night’s win, Lugo is now 5-2 with a 4.10 ERA, 4.25 FIP and 1.348 WHIP on the season. In 52 2/3 IP, Lugo has walked 14 and struck out 34.
4 wks ago
Addison Reed picks up his 17th save in gut-wrenching fashion photo
Addison Reed picks up his 17th save in gut-wrenching fashion
Addison Reed closed out the Mets' 5-3 win over the Padres on Monday night, but not before giving the Mets and their fans a huge scare in the process. Called on to preserve a 5-2 lead in the ninth inning, Reed entered the game and promptly allowed a lead-off home run to Hunter Renfroe. After allowing two of the next three batters to reach base, Jabari Blash hit what appeared to be a three-run walk-off home run to win the game for the Padres. The ball, however, sailed barely foul - a call which was upheld on video review. Reed rallied to strike out Blash and subsequently retired Matt Szczur for the final out of the game.
4 wks ago
Jacob deGrom wins his eighth straight start photo
Jacob deGrom wins his eighth straight start
Jacob deGrom won his eighth straight start going eight solid innings against the Padres on Monday night in the Mets' 5-3 win. deGrom allowed only five hits, two walks and two earned runs while striking out eight. He improved to 12-3 on the season and became the first Mets' pitcher to win eight straight starts since Bobby Jones accomplished that feat in 1997.
4 wks ago
Jacob deGrom wins seventh straight start  photo
Jacob deGrom wins seventh straight start
Jacob deGrom won his seventh straight start as the Mets defeated the Cardinals 7-3 on Wednesday night. deGrom went 6 2/3 innings allowing seven hits, one walk and just one earned run, while striking out three. After 125 2/3 IP on the season, deGrom now has a 3.37 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and an excellent 144/40 K:BB ratio.
Thu, Jul 20
Zack Wheeler falls apart in sixth inning, takes loss vs Cardinals photo
Zack Wheeler falls apart in sixth inning, takes loss vs Cardinals
Zack Wheeler went 5 1/3 innings against the Cardinals on Monday, allowing four earned runs, seven hits, five walks and one HR. The Mets fell to the Cardinals 6-3 and Wheeler took the loss dropping to 3-7 on the season.
Tue, Jul 18