Nicky Tapas

Nicky Tapas

NFL, MLB Correspondent
Twitter @nickytapas71

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.


Articles From Nicky

Coming into the 2016 season as defending National League Champions, the Mets were poised to make another deep playoff run until the injury bug mercilessly swept through their locker room. Three...

Incredibly, another NFL season is in the books. 2016 saw a number of impressive individual breakout performances and a number of very surprising fantasy busts. As a fantasy football veteran for...

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, Apr 28th 11:59am EDT |

Matt Harvey allowed six runs and five walks in just four and 1/3 innings pitched on Thursday in the Mets' 7-5 loss to the Braves. Harvey, who had been pitching well on the season coming into the contest, struggled to break 93 mph on his fastball and had location issues all afternoon.

Fri, Apr 21st 10:27am EDT |

Jeurys Familia worked the top of the ninth inning (a non-save situation) in the Mets' 6-4 loss to the Phillies on Thursday night, marking his first appearance of 2017 following a 15-game suspension to start the season. Familia struggled with his control in his one inning of work, walking two batters, but he allowed no hits and also struck out two.

Fri, Apr 21st 10:20am EDT |

Noah Syndergaard pitched seven solid innings against the Phillies on Thursday night, despite picking up his first loss of the season. The Mets fell to the Phillies 6-4, but Syndergaard continued his early season dominance striking out 10 and allowing only seven hits and three earned runs (five runs total) in his seven innings of work.

Fri, Apr 14th 10:21am EDT |

Robert Gsellman allowed eight earned runs over just 4 2/3 innings in the Mets' 9-8 16 inning marathon win over the Marlins on Thursday night. Gsellman struck out five, but also walked three and allowed eight hits. Gsellman, fortunately, ended up with a no decision as the Mets tied the game after he departed.

Mon, Apr 10th 9:15am EDT |

Filling in as Mets' closer while Jeurys Familia serves a 15-game suspension for domestic abuse, Addison Reed worked a perfect ninth inning on Sunday to preserve the Mets' 5-2 win over the Marlins. Reed struck out two in his one inning of work, picking up his first save of the season.

Mon, Apr 10th 9:09am EDT |

Noah Syndergaard showed no ill effects from a blister issue he suffered on Opening Day in the Mets' 5-2 win over the Marlins on Sunday. Thor worked seven dominant innings allowing just five hits and one earned run, while striking out nine. After two starts, Syndergaard is 1-0 on the season with a ridiculous 0.69 ERA.

Fri, Apr 7th 11:20am EDT |

Matt Harvey pitched 6 2/3 solid innings in his 2017 debut against the Braves on Thursday night as the Mets won 6-2. Harvey, coming off of surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last July, looked like the Mets' ace of old limiting the Braves to just three hits, no walks and four strikeouts. Two of the three hits off of Harvey were long solo home runs by Matt Kemp, the other was a swinging bunt single by Nick Markakis.

Thu, Apr 6th 10:05am EDT |

Jacob deGrom worked six solid, scoreless innings against the Braves on Wednesday night in his first 2017 start. deGrom allowed only two hits and one walk, while striking out six. deGrom left with the Mets ahead 1-0, a lead the Mets' pen would ultimately give up. The Mets went on to lose 3-1 in 12 innings.

Mon, Apr 3rd 4:58pm EDT |

Robert Gsellman worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Braves on Monday in the Mets' 6-0 Opening Day victory. Gsellman, scheduled to pitch on Sunday, was in need of some work and, with a six run lead, Terry Collins summoned the Mets' fifth starter to finish off the game. In his one inning of work, Gsellman allowed two hits and struck out one preserving the Mets' win.

Mon, Apr 3rd 4:51pm EDT |

Noah Syndergaard pitched six scoreless, dominant innings on Opening Day in the Mets' 6-0 win over Atlanta Monday afternoon. Syndergaard, who took a no-decision, was forced to leave the game early after six innings due to a blister on his middle finger. In his six innings of work, Syndergaard struck out seven, allowed only five hits and yielded no walks.

Thu, Mar 30th 11:05am EDT | Marc Carig on Twitter

It was reported this morning that Steven Matz's MRI on his elbow has come back clean, which is obviously good news for Matz, the Mets and fantasy owners who own Matz shares. That said, Matz will be shut down for three weeks and open the 2017 campaign on the DL. It is likely Matz will miss all of April, which impacts his fantasy value in seasonal leagues, as fantasy drafts wind down over this weekend.

Thu, Mar 30th 11:00am EDT | Marc Carig on Twitter

Zack Wheeler will open the season as the Mets' fourth starter and will face the Marlins in the opening week of the 2017 season. With Steven Matz slated to begin the season on the DL, Wheeler won the fourth starting job over Seth Lugo based on his spring performance and the fact that Lugo is better geared for a bullpen role over Wheeler.

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