Nicky Tapas

Nicky Tapas

NFL, MLB Correspondent
Twitter @nickytapas71


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.

Articles From Nicky

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Week 15 is in the books. For those of you still lucky enough to be alive and playing for a fantasy championship this weekend, congratulations and good luck. For the rest of us, it's on to 2017....

The first week of most seasonal fantasy playoffs, Week 14, proved to be a very brutal one given the rash of injuries suffered, most notably to Melvin Gordon, Donte Moncrief, Ryan Tannehill, Michael...

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. If you haven't, best of luck next season in redraft...

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 final playoff spots. Other owners who are...

Heading into Week 10, we are now in the home stretch of the fantasy regular season with only four more weeks to play. Some seasonal fantasy owners are in the process of trying to lock up first...

Owners face a gigantic bye week crush in Week 9 with six teams on bye. Fantasy owners impacted by injuries to Tevin Coleman, Jacquizz Rodgers, LeSean McCoy and Ty Montgomery, which could potentially...

Latest News From Nicky

Fri, Jun 23rd 9:07am EDT |

Steven Matz wasn't sharp, but he battled through six innings in the Mets' 6-3 loss to the Dodgers and registered a quality start. Matz, who did not factor into the decision, allowed three earned runs and three hits but walked five in his six innings of work. He did, however, strike out eight in what was his third start of the season.

Wed, Jun 21st 7:25pm EDT | Anthony DiComo on Twitter

The Mets placed Zack Wheeler on the 10-day DL today, one day after Mets' officials insisted he is fine physically, with biceps tendinitis. Wheeler is expected to miss just one start.

Wed, Jun 21st 7:14am EDT |

Another day, another Mets' starter annihilated. On Tuesday night, Robert Gsellman lasted just 4 1/3 innings against the Dodgers allowing seven earned runs (eight total), nine hits, including four home runs, and three walks. The Mets went on to lose 12-0 and, in what was supposed to be a breakout season, Gsellman fell to 5-5 with a 6.04 ERA.

Tue, Jun 20th 9:12am EDT |

For the second start in a row, Zack Wheeler failed to make it past the second inning. On Monday night, the Dodgers pounded out seven earned runs on eight hits, including three homers, in just two innings of work off Wheeler. The Mets went on to lose 10-6 as Wheeler fell to 3-5 on the season.

Fri, Jun 16th 7:58am EDT |

Robert Gsellman took a huge step back on Thursday night when the Nationals belted out 11 hits, including two home runs, in five innings off of Gsellman. Gsellman allowed seven earned runs in his five innings and also walked two as the Mets went on to lose 8-3.

Thu, Jun 15th 4:25pm EDT | Anthony DiComo on Twitter

The Mets announced today that Noah Syndergaard is not expected to begin throwing for another four weeks as he recovers from a torn lat. This development certainly extends his timeline to return to the Mets which was originally forecast as a three-month absence in late April.

Thu, Jun 15th 4:11pm EDT | NY Daily News

Matt Harvey was diagnosed with a stress injury to the scapula in his throwing shoulder on Thursday. This injury will shut Harvey down for several weeks.

Wed, Jun 14th 10:14am EDT |

Zack Wheeler lasted just 1 2/3 innings against the Cubs on Tuesday allowing eight earned runs, two home runs, six hits and three walks in a 14-3 rout. Before the annihilation, Wheeler had been on a good run over his past seven starts (41 innings) in which he allowed only 11 earned runs for a 2.41 ERA. Control issues finally caught up with Wheeler on Tuesday in which he walked three in a brutal second inning, culminating in an Ian Happ grand slam.

Tue, Jun 13th 11:30am EDT |

Jacob deGrom threw the Mets' first complete game of the 2017 season on Monday night, pitching a five hitter in the Mets' 6-1 win over the Cubs. deGrom (5-3) allowed only the five hits, four walks and one earned run while striking out six in his impressive win over a top-tier lineup. Coming off of two brutal starts against the Brewers and Rangers, respectively, this is just what the doctor ordered for deGrom, his fantasy owners and the Mets.

Sun, Jun 11th 8:09am EDT |

Robert Gsellman won his third straight start in the Mets' 6-1 win over Atlanta. In Game 1 of a Saturday doubleheader, Gsellman gave up three hits, two walks and struck out four in 6 2/3 scoreless innings.

Sun, Jun 11th 7:57am EDT |

Steven Matz worked seven dominant innings in the Mets' 8-1 win over the Braves on Saturday. In Matz's first start of the season, following his return from the DL, he allowed only five hits, one earned run and one walk while striking out two in his seven innings of work.

Thu, Jun 1st 10:12am EDT |

Jacob deGrom took a huge step back on Wednesday against the Brewers when he was shellacked for seven earned runs in just four innings of work against the Brewers in the Mets' 7-1 loss. deGrom allowed eight hits, five walks and two HRs in his short stint. On the plus side, he did strike out six batters.

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