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

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!

NFL Week 5 Fantasy Impact


To win a fantasy championship, you need to be active on the waiver wire.  You need to know which players are truly waiver wire gems and which ones are a flash in the pan that you should pass on.  There are a few fundamental questions you should ask yourself before making moves: What are my positional needs? If you already have 6 RBs on your … Continue reading NFL Week 5 Fantasy Impact

Fantasy Football: Week 2 Stars and Stiffs Report


On the verge of Week 2, the Stars and Stiffs Report is here to point out the guys you should feel safe about starting and the ones who are better off left at the bar until closing time. After one of the most exciting opening weeks in fantasy history in the books,, there is plenty to be concerned about heading into Week 2. Guys like … Continue reading Fantasy Football: Week 2 Stars and Stiffs Report

NFL Week 1 Fantasy Impact


Now that we had time to digest the ups and downs of week 1 of the NFL season, we need to look at the fantasy impact moving forward.  This means going beyond just the stats and looking at how situations have changed over the past week.  Can we now answer any questions we had going into the season? Week 1 Fantasy Highlights A.J. Green – … Continue reading NFL Week 1 Fantasy Impact

Fantasy Football: NFL Week 1 Running Back Landscape


The NFL season is upon us and we’re all gearing up for our fantasy leagues.  The preseason hype is over and everyone picked their sleepers and busts.  Let’s take a look at the fantasy running back starters and reserves entering Week 1. AFC East Patriots – LeGarrette Blount appears to have the first crack at the position and any rushing touchdowns.  James White will be … Continue reading Fantasy Football: NFL Week 1 Running Back Landscape