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02-22

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Early ADP Analysis: Starting Pitchers
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Matt Collins

02-17

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Player Profile: Odubel Herrera
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Matt Collins

02-13

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Early ADP Analysis: Outfielders
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02-06

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Early ADP Analysis: Shortstop
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02-03

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Player Profile: Evan Longoria
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01-30

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Early ADP Analysis: Third Base
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Matt Collins

01-23

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Early ADP Analysis: Second Base
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01-20

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Player Profile: Miguel Cabrera
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01-16

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Early ADP Analysis: First Base
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Matt Collins

01-09

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Early ADP Analysis: Catchers
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01-04

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Over/Underachievers: Wins
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12-21

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Transaction Analysis: Miami's Plan B and J-Roll's Last Stand
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Bryan Grosnick, Matthew Trueblood and Matt Collins

12-14

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Moving Forward: Batting Average
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12-07

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Over/Underachievers: Strikeouts
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10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: Proof, Gargoyles, and David Price
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Matt Collins

10-04

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Closer Report: It's Award Season!
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Matt Collins

09-27

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Closer Report: Week 26
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09-22

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BP Boston
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Matt Collins

09-20

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Closer Report: Week 25
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09-13

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Closer Report: Week 24
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09-06

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Closer Report: Week 23
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08-30

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Closer Report: Week 22
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08-23

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Closer Report: Week 21
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08-20

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BP Boston
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08-16

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Closer Report: Week 20
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Matt Collins

08-13

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 74: I Love Andrew Benintendi
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George Bissell, Craig Goldstein, J.P. Breen and Matt Collins

08-09

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Closer Report: Week 19
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Matt Collins

08-02

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Closer Report: Week 18
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07-26

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Closer Report: Week 17
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07-21

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BP Boston
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07-19

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Closer Report: Week 16
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07-12

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Closer Report: Week 15
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07-05

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Closer Report: Week 14
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07-02

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BP Boston
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06-28

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Closer Report: Week 13
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06-21

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Closer Report: Week 12
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06-14

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Closer Report: Week 11
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06-07

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Closer Report: Week 10
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05-31

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Closer Report: Week Nine
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05-24

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Closer Report: Week Eight
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05-17

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Closer Report: Week Seven
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05-10

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Closer Report: Week Six
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05-03

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Closer Report: Week Five
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04-26

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Closer Report: Week Four
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04-22

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The Things We Believe: Bounce-Backs, Disappointments, and a Surprise MVP Candidate
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Matt Collins and Ben Carsley

04-19

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Closer Report: Week Two
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Matt Collins

04-12

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Closer Report: Week Two
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Matt Collins

04-05

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Closer Report: Week One
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Matt Collins

03-29

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My Model Portfolio: $30-Plus Players Need Not Apply
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Matt Collins

03-22

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Playing Time Battles: National League West
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February 22, 2017 6:00 am

Early ADP Analysis: Starting Pitchers

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A look at where rotation arms have been selected in drafts held to date.

We have now reached the starting pitching portion of our fantasy preview, and obviously this is the most comprehensive position on the fantasy landscape. A lot will change over spring training as injuries inevitably happen. For now, though, this is where we stand in terms of ADP. As always, this data comes from NFBC drafts and the average round reflects a 15-team league. This is a big one, so let’s jump right in.

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February 17, 2017 6:00 am

Player Profile: Odubel Herrera

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Casting the fantasy spotlight on the Phillies center fielder.

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February 13, 2017 6:00 am

Early ADP Analysis: Outfielders

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A look at where players at this position have been selected in the early batch of drafts this spring.

We have reached the outfield section of our fantasy positional series, which means we’ll be looking at the deepest and most robust section of any fantasy roster. In this post, as always, we’ll be looking at the early ADP Analysis from early NFBC drafts and looking at the biggest movers compared to their standing in last year’s column. Once again, the average round is based on a 15-team draft. Without further ado, let’s get to the players.

(Early) Early Rounds

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A look at where the six-spotters have been going in early drafts this spring.

Welcome to the start of shortstop week. It’s a position that is on the rise, and now has a good number of high-tier options. In this space, you will find everything you need to know about the early ADP data. First, we pause for a quick refresher. The following data is from early NFBC draft data, and the average round reflects a 15-team league. Now that the housekeeping is out of the way, let’s take a look at the big movers.

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February 3, 2017 6:00 am

Player Profile: Evan Longoria

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Matt Collins

Can an improved batted-ball profile sustain the former Dirtbag's fantasy value, or is it time to sell high?

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January 30, 2017 6:00 am

Early ADP Analysis: Third Base

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Matt Collins

A look at where third-sackers have been selected in the early batch of drafts this spring.

We have moved on to third base week, with everything you need to know about the hot corner coming over the next five days. In this space, you’ll once again find everything you need to know about early ADP trends as you start your preliminary draft preparation. As a reminder, this is pulled from the NFBC ADP data, and the average round is assuming a 15-team league. With that housekeeping out of the way, let’s dig into this interesting position that appears to be on the rise.

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January 23, 2017 6:00 am

Early ADP Analysis: Second Base

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Matt Collins

A look at where keystoners have been selected in the early batch of drafts this spring.

We have moved on to second base week, with everything you need to know about the keystone coming over the next five days. In this space, you’ll once again find everything you need to know about early ADP trends as you start your preliminary draft preparation. As a reminder, this is pulled from the NFBC ADP data, and the average round is assuming a 15-team league. With that housekeeping out of the way, let’s dig into this extremely top-heavy position that appears to be on the rise.

The (Very) Early Rounds

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January 20, 2017 6:00 am

Player Profile: Miguel Cabrera

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Can the Tigers star keep on roaring in 2017?

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January 16, 2017 6:00 am

Early ADP Analysis: First Base

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Matt Collins

A look at where the first-sackers have been selected in the first batch of drafts this year.

Welcome to first base week, where we’ll have everything you need to know about the position over the next five days. In this space, you can find the second edition of this year’s average ADP analysis series. As I explained in last week’s catcher edition, these ADP numbers come from the NFBC data, and the average round is assuming a 15-team league. Now, with all of that out of the way, let’s get to the good stuff.

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January 9, 2017 6:00 am

Early ADP Analysis: Catchers

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A look at where the backstops have been going in drafts completed so far.

Welcome back to our Positional Series, where this week you’ll find everything you need to know about the catching crop in 2017. Last year, we debuted our Early ADP Analysis feature, and it’s going to be continuing this year. For a refresher, I’ll be looking at the ADP data from NFBC leagues and searching for some trends based on last year. I imagine our audience is fairly split between 12- and 15-team leagues, but for the purposes of the tables below, the average round column reflects a 15-team draft. With all of that out of the way, let’s look at some backstops.

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January 4, 2017 12:00 pm

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Over/Underachievers: Wins

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Matt Collins

Examining pitchers who performed better or worse than expected in the W department, and what their 2017 fortunes might hold.

On Tuesday, George Bissell took us through the landscape around the league in pitcher wins. The stat remains the most outdated statistic used in standard fantasy leagues, and the context dependency George notes makes it arguably the most frustrating as well. He also discusses the increase in bullpen specialization, and how its effect on starters’ workloads is making it much harder for rotation arms to pile up wins. With all of this in mind, let’s look at some players who won more games than we expected, and those who disappointed in the category.

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Brad Ziegler and Junichi Tazawa join the Marlins' bullpen, Jimmy Rollins tries to hook on with the Giants, and the Pirates bet on Daniel Hudson.

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