February 07, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
Should you deviate from your ADP or dollar values? Is it better to drain money at the beginning of your auction? When setting your draft slots, should you prefer the earlier slots or the wraparound pick? All of these questions have general rules, but when do you break them? Read on and find out.
February 06, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
[FREE] Let’s concentrate on some of the top stars who failed to meet expectations last year because of injuries and are now major question marks heading into this year’s drafts. Let’s see where they are going right now in NFBC pay leagues and slice the crap from the player notes.
January 27, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
While many of us sports fans were enjoying the NFL playoffs these last few weeks, the MLB Hot Stove League turned up the heat recently with a couple signings, a big trade and an international free-agent. All of this is well and good for Major League Baseball, but more importantly, how do these moves impact fantasy baseball (and NFBC) owners?
January 20, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
Most managers in auction-format leagues can name a time in which they had either spent too much on a player during an auction, or conversely, didn't spend enough on that player who was coveted pre-auction. In today's column, we explore the concept of "auction fever," or the tendency to over-bid in auctions, and how it may affect the auction-format fantasy baseball manager.
January 16, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
However, fantasy players can salvage one benefit from all the rancor over how to divide up millions (or even billions) of dollars. After all, at least some of the issues owners and players tend to squabble over, like competitive balance and freedom of player movement, are also concerns for fantasy leagues. This past fall's NBA negotiations yielded one such nugget for fantasy owners to consider: the concept of "amnesty," which found its way into the final collective-bargaining agreement and has already resulted in a couple star players finding new homes (like the pictured Baron Davis).
January 08, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
Veteran fantasy owners know that identifying position scarcity is as important as finding stolen bases on Draft Day. If you don’t identify the positions without depth before your draft you will definitely be the last one standing without a chair when the music stops.
January 03, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
The biggest news of the baseball off-season for fantasy owners came during the heart of the football season when we learned that Ryan Braun (OF, MIL) had tested positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs). The potential 50-game suspension of the National League’s reigning MVP rocked baseball and dramatically changed the early rounds in fantasy baseball.
December 23, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
The Astros are coming! Or: the Astros are leaving! What to do? What to do?
December 09, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
A look at early pitching values in NFBC formats.
December 03, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
Everyone goes into the off-season these days looking for the next great Sleeper. Unfortunately, by the time Draft Day rolls around everyone has identified those sleepers. So now the key isn't FINDING those sleepers, it's knowing WHEN to draft those sleepers.
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