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RotoHobo’s 2014 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Miggy or Trout? Miggy or Trout? And who's number three?

Miggy or Trout? Miggy or Trout? And who’s number three?

Pitchers and catchers! Pitchers and catchers!!

 

With baseball season (finally) here, it’s time for some rankings! I’ll have mine posted as part of the upcoming 2014 Draft Guide that will be out late-Feb/early-March, but Mr. Ryan Hodge (@RotoHobo) was kind enough to put together his preliminary 2014 Fantasy Baseball Rankings that you’ll find below.
 
Ryan will be updating these throughout the spring (so keep checking back), but in the meantime…enjoy!
 

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Fantasy Basketball Player Rankings – January 8, 2014

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With CP3 sidelined, Darren Collison instantly becomes a top fantasy option as the newly anointed floor general for the Clippers’ 6th-ranked offense.

It’s finally 2014, and for fantasy basketball owners that means you’re probably just about halfway through your league’s regular season.  If you’ve been lucky enough to get to this point without at least one player sustaining a significant injury, well then, I might consider putting my team on your medical plan.  In this day and age — as any disgruntled fantasy football owner can attest to — injuries have become more prevalent and more detrimental to one’s team than ever before.  Navigating the remainder of the season with that concept in mind will be a key factor in determining your fantasy basketball team’s outcome.

 

With stars falling left and right, a slew of players have either risen or dropped in my fantasy basketball player rankings — some more noticeably than others.  I touched on Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook and Al Horford in last week’s column, but the biggest loss for any owner this week had to come with the news that Chris Paul, the Clippers’ star point guard and MVP candidate, would miss “up to six weeks” with a separated shoulder.  As with the aforementioned players, a lengthy timetable like that will force most owners to decide whether it’s worth it to hold on to certain players.  Paul is one player that is undroppable, especially since he should come back with enough time to help his owners in the fantasy basketball playoffs, but there are other players that may warrant different consideration.  Owners lucky enough to snatch up Darren Collison (who went from being unranked to No. 86) can rest just a little easier, but if you own any of the following players you might want to consider a trade before their values drop even further:

 

  • Nic Batum (avulsion fracture of the middle finger – was No. 19, now No. 24)
  • Nikola Vucevic (sprained ankle, concussion – was No. 29, now No. 36)
  • Deron Williams (third sprained ankle of the season – was No. 45, now No. 52)
  • Ryan Anderson (herniated disc in his back – was No. 49, now No. 65)

 

Collison, Kris Humphries, Amare Stoudemire, Brandan Wright, Andrei Kirilenko, Tony Snell and C.J. McCollum are new additions to this week’s fantasy basketball rankings.  The below rankings are based on stats through Monday’s games.
 

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Seth is the Senior Fantasy Basketball Writer for FantasyTrade411.com, as well as a top contributor in fantasy baseball and football.  He is also a writer for BucketsOverBroadway.com, a New York Knicks website, and you can find his “expert” fantasy basketball rankings on FantasyPros.com.  If print is not your thing, let his angelic voice soothe you on @ThaSPORTSKRIB, a weekly podcast dedicated to sports.  Although he was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Seth is a die-hard New York Giants, Knicks and Yankees fan.  Seth attended the University of Arizona — where he majored in “tardiness” — and now spends his time as a certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist.  Feel free to send all your fantasy sports questions to Seth on Twitter: @SethDaSportsMan

 

 

Fantasy Football: Way Too Early Rankings for 2014

2014's Number One Overall Pick (h/t to DynastyLeagueFootball for the graphic)

2014′s Number One Overall Pick (h/t to DynastyLeagueFootball for the graphic)

I realize the season just ended and we haven’t even gotten to Super Bowl XLIX yet, but I wanted to take a moment to look forward to next year while this season was still fresh in our minds. In some ways, these are an exercise in futility (check out last year’s way too early rankings to see why…ahem…Aaron Hernandez), but I figured it’d be fun to keep the tradition alive and do my Second Annual WAAAAY Too Early Rankings for 2014. There’s a LOT that can happen before next August/September (and coaches are literally getting fired as I type this), but it’s never too early for all of us addicts to start thinking about next year, right?!

 

I’ll preface this by saying I haven’t given more than a few hours thought to any of these rankings, but here are some quick lists (overall top 10 and then position-by-position) of where I’d rank guys for next year as of December 30, 2013. As always…I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section.

 

Overall Top 10 for 2014

  1. Jamaal Charles – I’d be happy to entertain arguments for LeSean McCoy here
  2. LeSean McCoy – The 1B to Charles’ 1A
  3. Calvin Johson - I hate taking WRs so early, but he’s as consistent as they come (assuming health)
  4. Matt Forte - Team Trestman does a body good
  5. Adrian Peterson - I’m a little worried he’ll be 2014′s Arian Foster, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt
  6. Eddie Lacy - A young workhorse in a league that’s becoming devoid of workshorses
  7. Marshawn Lynch – The wheels will fall off at some point, but he just keeps proving us all wrong
  8. DeMarco Murray - Murray finished the season strong and leapfrogged his way onto my list
  9. Josh Gordon – This is probably too high, but 2013 was an amazing season for Gordon
  10. Doug Martin - Risky, but he could be an absolute STEAL at this spot

 

Close, but no cigar (in no particular order): Jimmy Graham, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Le’Veon Bell, Gio Bernard, Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, Knowshon Moreno, A.J. Green, Brandon Marshall, Reggie Bush

 

Top 10 Quarterbacks for 2014
If you like playing it REALLY safe with your first or second round pick (I don’t)…this list is for you.

 

  1. Drew Brees – Peyton deserves this spot, but Brees is as consistent as they come
  2. Peyton Manning - I hope he proves me wrong, but I don’t think he can keep this up
  3. Cam Newton - A very quiet Top 4 fantasy QB in each of his three seasons in the league
  4. Aaron Rodgers – Could go as high as first, but it’s hard to knock those Top 3 guys down
  5. Tony Romo – Call him whatever you want…he’s a great fantasy QB
  6. Andrew Luck – Coming off a very underrated 2013 (QB4 on the year)
  7. Russell Wilson – Can we please give him some healthy playmakers?
  8. Matthew Stafford – Proof that a mediocre real-life QB can be a great fantasy QB
  9. Nick Foles - I don’t know what to do with Foles, so 9 sounds about right
  10. Colin Kaepernick - For as much flack as he got in 2013, he still finished as QB9.

 

Close, but no cigar (in no particular order): Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, Andy Dalton, Philip Rivers, Ryan Tannehill, Robert Griffin III, Jay Cutler

 

Top 10 Running Backs for 2014
This is basically a re-hash of my top 10 list so scroll up if you want explanations on any of these guys.

 

  1. Jamaal Charles
  2. LeSean McCoy
  3. Matt Forte
  4. Adrian Peterson
  5. Eddie Lacy
  6. Marshawn Lynch
  7. DeMarco Murray
  8. Doug Martin
  9. Le’Veon Bell
  10. Gio Bernard

 

Close, but no cigar (in no particular order): Reggie Bush, Chris Johnson, Arian Foster, Knowshon Moreno, Frank Gore, Zac Stacy, Alfred Morris

 

Top 10 Wide Receivers for 2014
This list is probably going to the most fluid over the offseason, but there are plenty of great options at fantasy football’s deepest position for next year.

 

  1. Calvin Johnson – If he’s not healthy, all bets are off
  2. Josh Gordon - Please stay away from the sticky icky, Josh
  3. Demaryius Thomas - Things get bunched in the next few spots, but I’ll give DT the nod
  4. A.J. Green - Really consistent with really high upside is a nice combo
  5. Brandon Marshall – I’d probably drop him a spot or two if his BFF Cutler doesn’t return
  6. Dez Bryant - The upside is just too hard to pass up
  7. Julio Jones – His injury burned us all this year, but I’ll bang my head against the wall again
  8. Antonio Brown – Hard to argue against him (especially in a PPR)
  9. Alshon Jeffery - I could argue him higher than Marshall depending on the QB situation
  10. Keenan Allen - Gotta throw a wildcard in here somewhere, right?

 

Close, but no cigar (in no particular order): Andre Johnson, DeSean Jackson, Michael Crabtree, Vincent Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb

 

Top 10 Tight Ends for 2014
Outside of Graham, there is no reason to reach for a tight end

 

  1. Jimmy Graham – There’s really no other argument for the top spot
  2. Rob Gronkowski – He’ll theoretically be ready for the season. I’d drop him a lot lower if he’s not
  3. Vernon Davis – He’s a little inconsistent from week to week, but he produces
  4. Julius Thomas – Everyone loved themselves some Orange Julius this year
  5. Jordan Cameron - Can we please give the man a good QB?
  6. Jason Witten - Old faithful
  7. Charles Clay – I might like him even more if the coaching staff in Miami gets the ax
  8. Jordan Reed – I’m hoping people forget about him going into drafts (yea, right)
  9. Martellus Bennett - Some love for Team Trestman
  10. Dennis Pitta – Probably should be Greg Olsen, but I’ll switch it up just because

 

Close, but no cigar (in no particular order): Greg Olsen, Delanie Walker, Jermichael Finley, Antonio Gates, Owen Daniels, Tyler Eifert (just go away, Jermaine Gresham!)

 

So what do you think? Anyone I missed? Anyone you think I have rated too high? Too low? Let me know what you think in the comments section below…I’m “looking forward” to debating this for the next 9 months! hahah

 

Fantasy Basketball Player Rankings – Holidays Edition

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The unexpected return of Anthony Davis was an early Christmas gift for his owners, and he’s back at #7 in our rankings

Christmas is upon us yet again.  It is a day when we get to sit back, eat some ham, drink some eggnog, open some presents and be with with our loved ones.  It’s also a day that is marked in almost every fantasy basketball owners’ calendar.  Similar to that of the All-Star Break in baseball or the beginning of bye weeks in football, Christmas symbolizes the point in the fantasy basketball season when your leagues have started to take shape and play time is over.  These “rest of season” rankings can give you a good idea of what to expect from everyone in the NBA going forward, and should help make your GM decisions a little bit easier.
 

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Follow @SethDaSportsMan on Twitter for up-to-the-minute answers to any of your start/sit, keeper league or trade questions, and don’t forget to keep checking back every week for player rankings, as well as a full dose of fantasy basketball columns featuring:

 

  • Top waiver wire adds
  • Statistical anomalies
  • Hot and cold players
  • Which players to buy and sell…. and much, much more

 

(Rankings are through Wednesday’s games)

 

Seth is a writer for FantasyTrade411.com, specializing in fantasy baseball, basketball and football.  Although he was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, he is a die-hard New York Giants, Knicks and Yankees fan.  Seth is also a writer for BucketsOverBroadway.com, a New York Knicks website, and you can find his “expert” fantasy basketball rankings on FantasyPros.com.  If print is not your thing, let his angelic voice soothe you on @ThaSPORTSKRIB, a weekly podcast dedicated to sports.  Seth attended the University of Arizona, where he majored in “tardiness”, and is now a certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist.  Feel free to send all your fantasy sports questions to Seth on Twitter: @SethDaSportsMan

 

Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings

Call me crazy, but I really like Rueben Randle this week

Call me crazy, but I really like Rueben Randle this week

Here we are…the finals! Hopefully you’re reading this article as you prepare for your championship matchup, but if not, there are plenty of great daily games that you can still use these rankings for!

You know the drill by now…my Week 16 Rankings are listed below in both standard and PPR format. I’ll be updating these throughout the week in order to capture the latest injury news, so keep checking back all that way up til kickoff on Sunday.
 
If you’d like to follow along in the FantasyPros Accuracy Challenge to see how I’m doing, here’s a link (I’ll spoil the surprise…I’m currently 22nd out of 125 on the year).
 

And with that, it’s time for my Week 16 rankings. Good luck in your fantasy championships this weekend!

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Fantasy Basketball Player Rankings – December 11th, 2013

Fantasy Basketball

Does the arrival of Rudy Gay in Sacramento make the Kings’ Isaiah Thomas fantasy basketball royalty?

The NBA has never been more exciting and fantasy basketball owners are cashing in on the offensive explosions.  Rudy Gay has found a new home in Sacramento, but will that help Isaiah Thomas’ owners?  Thomas moves up the rankings, but contrary to public opinion, I expect his numbers to remain close to where they’ve been, with a slight boost in assists.  Derrick Rose is out for the season (and off our boards), but it’s Taj Gibson (21.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks in the last 5 games), not Kirk Hinrich and Mike Dunleavy, who has reaped the benefits of the former MVP’s absence from the Bulls’ lineup.  Some of you may see your fantasy basketball teams hovering around .500, but there’s plenty of time to turn that around.  The rankings below can help you gauge which players are improving and which players are prime targets to buy low or sell high.

 

Follow @SethDaSportsMan on Twitter for up-to-the-minute answers to any of your start/sit or trade questions, and don’t forget to keep checking back every week for player rankings, as well as a full dose of fantasy basketball columns featuring:

 

  • Top waiver wire adds
  • Statistical anomalies
  • Hot and cold players
  • Which players to buy and sell…. and much, much more

 

(Rankings are through Monday’s games)


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Seth is a writer for FantasyTrade411.com, specializing in fantasy baseball, basketball and football.  Although he was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, he is a die-hard New York Giants, Knicks and Yankees fan. Seth is also a writer for BucketsOverBroadway.com, a New York Knicks website, and you can find his “expert” fantasy basketball rankings on FantasyPros.com.  If print is not your thing, let his angelic voice soothe you on @ThaSPORTSKRIB, a weekly podcast dedicated to sports.  Seth attended the University of Arizona, where he majored in “tardiness”, and is now a certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist.  Feel free to send all your fantasy sports questions to Seth on Twitter: @SethDaSportsMan

 

Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings

I very well may be chasing the dragon here, but it's hard not to put Josh Gordon at the top of my WR rankings this week

I very well may be chasing the dragon here, but it’s hard not to put Josh Gordon at the top of my WR rankings this week

We’re almost there!! Hopefully you’re reading this article as you prepare for your semifinal matchup…and if not, there are plenty of great daily games that you can still use these rankings for!

You know the drill by now…my Week 15 Rankings are listed below in both standard and PPR format. I’ll be updating these throughout the week in order to capture the latest injury news (like Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, Rashad Jennings, and Delanie Walker), so keep checking back all that way up til kickoff on Sunday.
 
If you’d like to follow along in the FantasyPros Accuracy Challenge to see how I’m doing, here’s a link (I’ll spoil the surprise…I’m currently 16th of 125 on the year after a 17th place finish last week).
 

And with that, it’s time for my Week 15 rankings. Good luck in your fantasy playoffs weekend!

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Week 14 Fantasy Football Rankings

We now live in a world where I can rank Nick Foles over Peyton Manning with a straight face. What the hell is going on here?!?!

We now live in a world where I can rank Nick Foles over Peyton Manning with a straight face. What the hell is going on here?!?!

You know the drill by now…my Week 14 Rankings are listed below in both standard and PPR format. I’ll be updating these throughout the week in order to capture the latest injury news (like Aaron Rodgers, Julius Thomas, and Rashad Jennings), so keep checking back all that way up til kickoff on Sunday.
 
If you’d like to follow along in the FantasyPros Accuracy Challenge to see how I’m doing, here’s a link (I’ll spoil the surprise…I’m currently 17th of 125 on the year after a 30th place finish last week).
 

And with that, it’s time for my Week 14 rankings. Good luck this week!

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Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings

Happy Turducken Day!

Happy Turducken Day!

You know the drill by now…my Week 13 Rankings are listed below in both standard and PPR format. I’ll be updating these throughout the week in order to capture the latest injury news (like Matt Forte, Ryan Mathews and Zac Stacy), so keep checking back all that way up til kickoff on Sunday.
 
If you’d like to follow along in the FantasyPros Accuracy Challenge to see how I’m doing, here’s a link (I’ll spoil the surprise…I’m currently 23rd of 125 after a 15th place finish last week).
 

And with that, it’s time for my Week 13 rankings. Good luck this week!

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Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings

As evidenced by his ranking, I like Frank Gore a lot this week

As evidenced by his ranking, I like Frank Gore a lot this week

You know the drill by now…my Week 12 Rankings are listed below in both standard and PPR format. I’ll be updating these throughout the week in order to capture the latest injury news (like Wes Welker and Pierre Garcon), so keep checking back all that way up til kickoff on Sunday.
 
If you’d like to follow along in the FantasyPros Accuracy Challenge to see how I’m doing, here’s a link (I’ll spoil the surprise…I’m currently 31st of 125 after a 2nd place finish last week).
 

And with that, it’s time for my Week 12 rankings. Good luck this week!

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