FANTASY FOOTBALL REVIEW – WEEK 2 WAIVERS AND PLAYER OUTLOOK


We’re through two weeks in the NFL season and what a ride!!!  The world seems topsy-turvy with the Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, and Tampa Bay Bucs at 2-0.  Meanwhile the Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans are winless, and we’ve already seen two games end in a tie.  But how crazy has the fantasy season been??? QB – The top 3 fantasy scoring QBs are Ryan … Continue reading FANTASY FOOTBALL REVIEW – WEEK 2 WAIVERS AND PLAYER OUTLOOK

Fantasy Football Review – Week 1 Waivers and Player Outlook


Fantasy football season has kicked off and many owners are already faced with tough decisions.  We’re here to read between the stat lines and help you determine the value of players moving forward.  We recommend waiver wire pickups, players you should pass on, and trade targets to exploit. Here are the four categories of players we’ll look at each week in the “Fantasy Smoke & … Continue reading Fantasy Football Review – Week 1 Waivers and Player Outlook

Outfield Rankings – Balance Your Team


In most leagues, you are required start 5 outfielders.  While I always want the best player available at each position, sometimes it’s a close call between a few guys and I focus on category needs here.  Your #4/#5 outfielders will not be elite.  I like to utilize those spots to make up for a category deficiency.  If I didn’t secure a Billy Hamilton, Dee Gordon, … Continue reading Outfield Rankings – Balance Your Team

Will the Phillies Have to Wait for 2019 to Compete?


The National Pastime is just getting underway and the Phillies are looking to compete for a playoff spot. They have spent over $200 million in the offseason and have a lot of hope placed in their youth. However, longtime Baseball Executive Pat Gillick seems to think we are ahead of ourselves and 2019 will be the year. Are you siding with Pat? Could 2019 be … Continue reading Will the Phillies Have to Wait for 2019 to Compete?

Shortstop Rankings – Elite 8 or Wait


Elite Eight is what I’m targeting at shortstop.  I feel that the top 8 players at the position are a cut above the rest in terms of production and/or consistency.  I’ll be happy if I can get a player from one of the top two tiers, otherwise I’ll take a chance late in the draft.  When drafting your SS and/or middle infield spots, remember that … Continue reading Shortstop Rankings – Elite 8 or Wait

Third Base Rankings – Hit or Miss!


Remember that my rankings (unless otherwise stated) are based on a standard 5×5 league.  Players qualify at any position where they played 20+ games in 2017.  Make sure you know your specific league’s scoring, roster size, transaction process, and any other important settings. Third Base is a position that I feel will be very hit or miss.  Many of the players have question marks and … Continue reading Third Base Rankings – Hit or Miss!

Second Base Rankings – Deeper Than In The Past, I’ll Wait!


Remember that my rankings (unless otherwise stated) are based on a standard 5×5 league.  Players qualify at any position where they played 20+ games in 2017.  Make sure you know your specific league’s scoring, roster size, transaction process, and any other important settings. Second Base is a deep position, unlike in the past.  When drafting your 2B and/or middle infield spots, remember that 20 HRs … Continue reading Second Base Rankings – Deeper Than In The Past, I’ll Wait!

First Base Rankings – Better Get Your Power Here!


In my first positional ranking article, I want to lay out that all rankings (unless otherwise stated) are based on a standard 5×5 league.  Players qualify at any position where they played 20+ games in 2017.  It’s important that you understand your league’s scoring, roster size, transaction process, and any other important settings. Whether drafting for fantasy football or baseball, I’ve had the most success … Continue reading First Base Rankings – Better Get Your Power Here!

Is Playoff Baseball a Possibility for the Phillies?


On the way to being competitive, we all knew it would only be a matter of time before the Phillies opened up their wallets. But did they open it up on the right guy at the right time? Does Jake Arrieta make them an instant contender in the National League? In a move to show they are ready to compete for a second title, the … Continue reading Is Playoff Baseball a Possibility for the Phillies?

Who is Your Favorite Fantasy Player of all Time?


With the constant Cap troubles of a Super Bowl winning team, how will the Eagles survive? Howie Roseman has worked his magic once before, but this offseason will need a little more work. It seems inevitable that Torrey Smith will be on the inside looking in. If so, is Mack Hollins ready to step up? Ben Simmons is having a historic season, but still is … Continue reading Who is Your Favorite Fantasy Player of all Time?