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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Jacob deGrom once again dominant and then let-down by Mets’ bullpen  photo
Jacob deGrom once again dominant and then let-down by Mets’ bullpen
Jacob deGrom went seven dominant innings against the Braves on Saturday, striking out 10 and allowing only four hits and two walks. deGrom was in-line to win this one after the Mets scored three runs in the top of the eighth, but the Mets’ bullpen, led by an ineffective and wild AJ Ramos, coughed up two in the eighth and ultimately blew the game in the ninth inning when Jeurys Familia blew the save and lost the game as the Mets fell 4-3.
1 day ago
Jeurys Familia blows save in brutal Mets’ loss to Atlanta  photo
Jeurys Familia blows save in brutal Mets’ loss to Atlanta
Jeurys Familia, called on to convert a four-out save against the Braves on Saturday, was only able to get one out before blowing the save in the ninth inning and ultimately taking the loss in the Mets’ 4-3 defeat. In 2/3 of inning, Familia struck out two, but allowed a costly leadoff walk in the ninth, a triple and a walk-off drag bunt RBI single to Ender Inciarte.
1 day ago
Matt Harvey shellacked by Braves in Mets’ loss photo
Matt Harvey shellacked by Braves in Mets’ loss
Matt Harvey allowed six earned runs and eight hits in six innings of work in the Mets’ 12-4 loss to the Braves on Thursday. He walked one and struck out four as his record fell to 0-2 on the season, and his ERA ballooned to 6.00 and WHIP rose to 1.43. Following the game, the Mets’ Mickey Callaway was non-committal as to whether Harvey would remain in the rotation going forward.
3 days ago
Jeurys Familia with first blown save of season in colossal bullpen meltdown photo
Jeurys Familia with first blown save of season in colossal bullpen meltdown
The sea was angry that day my friends...as the Mets’ bullpen blew a five run lead in the top of the eighth inning Monday night en route to a horrific 8-6 loss to the Nationals. Punctuating the loss was Jeurys Familia yielding three runs (none of which were charged to him) when he entered the game with two outs, the bases loaded and the Mets ahead 6-4. Familia promptly allowed a game tying two-run single, then hit a batter and then walked in a go-ahead run before getting the last out of a six run eighth inning.
6 days ago
Jacob deGrom dominates Nationals before Mets’ pen blows game photo
Jacob deGrom dominates Nationals before Mets’ pen blows game
Jacob deGrom dominated the Nationals for 7 1/3 innings before the Mets’ bullpen suffered a complete meltdown in the Mets’ 8-6 loss on Monday. deGrom struck out 12 and allowed only six hits and one walk during his start on Monday. While he was charged with three earned runs, two of those runs scored after he departed in the eighth inning courtesy of Seth Lugo and Jerry Blevins. deGrom did not factor into the decision on Monday.
6 days ago
A.J. Ramos converts save in latest win for surging Mets photo
A.J. Ramos converts save in latest win for surging Mets
With Jeurys Familia unavailable on Wednesday night, A.J. Ramos stepped up to record the final two outs of the Mets’ 4-1 victory over the Marlins. Ramos yielded one walk in his 2/3 innings of work, recording his first save of the season and 100th of his career.
2 wks ago
Hansel Robles picks up second win of season photo
Hansel Robles picks up second win of season
Hansel Robles worked one inning of relief on Tuesday in the Mets' 8-6 win over the Marlins and vultured a win (his second already) in the process. Robles allowed a hit and walk, but struck out two batters. He lowered his ERA to 1.80, while his WHIP rose to 1.40.
2 wks ago
Jeurys Familia picks up save six in Mets' 10th game of season photo
Jeurys Familia picks up save six in Mets' 10th game of season
Jeurys Familia continued his blistering start to the season by picking up his MLB leading sixth save of the season in the Mets' 8-6 win over the Marlins on Tuesday. He worked a clean inning striking out one batter in the process, lowering his WHIP to 0.88 on the season.
2 wks ago
Noah Syndergaard picks up second win of season photo
Noah Syndergaard picks up second win of season
Noah Syndergaard picked up his second win of the season in the Mets’ 4-2 win over Miami on Monday. Syndergaard posted a quality start, going six innings allowing just one earned run, five hits and two walks, while striking out five. Despite a slightly inflated 3.94 ERA on the young season, he holds a 1.19 WHIP and remains a top-tier SP option in all formats.
2 wks ago
Jeurys Familia with fifth save of young season on Monday photo
Jeurys Familia with fifth save of young season on Monday
Jeurys Familia became the first pitcher in Mets’ franchise history to record a save in five of the Mets’ first nine games on Monday. He worked one inning allowing two hits while striking out the side to preserve the Mets’ 4-2 win over the Marlins.
2 wks ago
Jeurys Familia picks up save number four on Saturday photo
Jeurys Familia picks up save number four on Saturday
Jeurys Familia preserved the Mets’ 3-2 win over the Nationals on Saturday working 1 and 2/3 scoreless innings, picking up his fourth save of the season. Familia allowed no baserunners and struck out one batter during his relief appearance.
2 wks ago
Steven Matz back to form on Saturday in win vs Nationals photo
Steven Matz back to form on Saturday in win vs Nationals
Steven Matz put in a solid start on Saturday afternoon in the Mets’ 3-2 win over Washington. Matz went five innings allowing only three hits (and two walks) but yielded no earned runs while striking out eight. Matz rebounded nicely from his first start of the season against a tough Washington lineup.
2 wks ago