The overwhelming theme of Saturday’s group of games is the familiar positions in which each pitcher finds himself. The same players that have been fighting to rebound remain on watch to finally break through, while some of the weaker pitchers are lucky to be placed in a favorable matchup, yet again. Unfortunately, this leads to uncertainty […]
Friday begins with a single afternoon game loaded with fantasy impact, followed by the rest of the league at night. One of the most noteworthy storylines of the day is the continuation of the early trend for the 2016 season – that is, two more top pitching prospects will be making their Major League debuts. Currently,
Thursday features the lightest slate of games this week, with eight matchups split neatly in half between the afternoon and night slates. Interestingly enough, there are both high-scoring environments – Colorado and Chicago are hosting games – yet solid pitching matchups, making roster construction a bit more difficult than usual. Currently, we are using xFIP
Point Guard Shaun Livingston (DK $4700, $4400, 14.2 USG) I would think this maybe the last time you’re going to be able to roster Livingston under 5K over the next couple of weeks while Curry recovers from his strained MCL, so jump on it while you still can. Livingston has been playing great this series.
Outside of one late-afternoon game, Wednesday includes another loaded night of baseball. The headliner of the day – outside of fantasy baseball purposes – is Jake Arrieta, returning to the mound after pitching his second career no-hitter. Following closely behind Arrieta’s encore is the first career start of Minnesota’s Jose Berrios, one of the best
Another set of only night games is on Tuesday’s schedule, with all thirty teams in action. There will also be no shortage of pitching options, as many teams will be throwing their ‘ace’ against offenses that should be contained. Currently, we are using xFIP and wOBA simply to compare one pitcher’s performance against another – especially
Point Guard Devin Harris (DK $3300, FD $3500, 17.9 USG) With Deron Williams out and J.J. Barea still battling a groin injury, Raymond Felton is going to be the one that’s busy but Harris should continue playing minutes in the mid 20’s. I don’t think it’s necessary to go this cheap at PG with Jeremy
Nearly the entire league is back in action on Monday, with the entire slate of games taking place at night. Simply based on matchups, there are an abnormal amount of pitching options to use, with a slimmer pool of hitters to target. This works out well for roster construction. Currently, we are using xFIP and wOBA