The suspensions of Rolando McClain and Sheldon Richardson are important for both real football and the growing IDP class, but the surprising four-game ban of Antonio Gates is the most fantasy relevant of the three. Though how the suspension affects Gates’ fantasy value is the lead story, the ban should affect several Chargers’ playmakers as well.
Andrew Heaney – Heaney debuted in the Majors last year for the Marlins, but he struggled in his 29.1 innings, allowing six home runs. So he was traded twice this offseason and ended up an Angel after being dealt to the Dodgers from Miami. Heaney’s 4.71 ERA in Triple-A this year looks bad, but he had some bad luck due to a high BABIP and low left-on-base rate.
On today’s show, Steve Merril joins Gabriel Morency to preview this year’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest from a betting perspective. Will Joey Chestnut continue to dominate the field? Will he be able to break his own World-Record of 69 Hot-Dogs in 10 minutes?
There are lots of changes for Buffalo this year, notably a new front man in HC Rex Ryan and LeSean McCoy a top the RB depth chart. One thing that remains the same: we don’t know going into the season what they’ll get from the QB position… a situation that Ryan has been familiar with in his tenure as an NFL head coach. He’s also failed in his attempts to develop them, so that job likely falls to OC Greg Roman, who joins the Bills via San Francisco.
This is the right time to take a look ahead at the trade deadline, because there wasn’t much drama in ninth innings around the league. LaTroy Hawkins is the closer in Colorado, but only while John Axford is away dealing with family issues. Jake McGee is clearly not the closer in Tampa Bay — that would be Brad Boxberger — while Hector Rondon seems to just as clearly not be the closer in Chicago — he hasn’t had a save opportunity since June 20.
Garion Thorne breaks down the transaction trends of Week 13 of the fantasy baseball season focusing on the next Twins prospect to get the call: Miguel Sano. He also breaks down a pair of lefty starters in Mike Montgomery and Matt Moore.
On today’s show, Gabriel Morency is joined by Chris Meaney discuss some of the big names in Free Agency across the NHL and NBA, such as Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge , DeMarre Carroll & Phil Kessel.
On today’s show, Corey Erdman is joined by Garion Thorne and Chris Meaney to discuss certain players fantasy value moving forward such as Miguel Sano, Cesar Hernandez & Mike Montgomery and whether they should be added off the waiver wire in fantasy leagues
The discussion on the chiefs 2014 season from an offensive standpoint has centered, justifiably, around their woeful lack of production from the receiving corps. They’re hoping to change that in 2015 however, with the acquisition of Jeremy Maclin who excelled for the Eagles last season. Beyond the receivers, KC actually has some players to boast about, including a two who should be in the top-5 at their positions: mainstay Jamaal Charles the up and coming Travis Kelce
The Young Unknowns are the shiny new toys who are having some success this year, but carry risk due to a lack of track record. That volatility could definitely burn you, but when you’re in Hail Mary mode, that upside is desirable enough to take on the risk. These guys won’t necessarily come cheaply because they aren’t failing, but they will usually still be cheaper than what a peak version of him with a track record would cost.