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05-08

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The Buyer's Guide: Scott Schebler
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Eric Roseberry

01-06

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: A Deeper Dive: OBP
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Wilson Karaman

01-05

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Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: A Deeper Dive: Wins
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Scooter Hotz

09-21

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Deep League Report: Week 25
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Scooter Hotz

08-01

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Deep League Report: Week 18
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Scooter Hotz

07-11

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Deep League Report: Week 15
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Scooter Hotz

06-09

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Deep League Report: Week 10
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Scooter Hotz

05-26

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Deep League Report: Week Eight
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Scooter Hotz

05-12

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Deep League Report: Week Six
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Scooter Hotz

05-05

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Deep League Report: Week Five
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Scooter Hotz

04-29

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Deep League Report: Week Four
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Scooter Hotz

04-14

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Deep League Report: Week Two
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Scooter Hotz

04-08

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Deep League Report: Week One
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Scooter Hotz

10-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: 2015 Endgame and Waiver-Wire Recap: AL-Only Pitchers
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Keith Cromer

09-23

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Deep League Report: Week 25
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Keith Cromer

09-16

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Deep League Report: Week 24
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Keith Cromer

09-09

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Deep League Report: Week 23
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Keith Cromer

09-02

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Deep League Report: Week 22
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Keith Cromer

08-26

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Deep League Report: Week 21
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Keith Cromer

08-19

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Deep League Report: Week 20
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Keith Cromer

08-12

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Deep League Report: Week 19
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Keith Cromer

08-05

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Deep League Report: Week 18
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Keith Cromer

07-29

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Deep League Report: Week 17
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Keith Cromer

07-22

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Deep League Report: Week 16
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Keith Cromer

07-15

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Deep League Report: Week 15
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Keith Cromer

07-09

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Deep League Report: Week 14
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Keith Cromer

07-01

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Deep League Report: Week 13
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Keith Cromer

06-24

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Deep League Report: Week 12
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Keith Cromer

06-17

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Deep League Report: Week 11
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Keith Cromer

06-10

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Deep League Report: Week 10
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Keith Cromer

06-03

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Deep League Report: Week Nine
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Keith Cromer

05-27

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Deep League Report: Week Eight
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Keith Cromer

05-22

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Deep League Report: Week Seven
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Keith Cromer

05-15

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Deep League Report: Week Six
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Keith Cromer

05-08

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Deep League Report: Week Five
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Keith Cromer

05-01

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Deep League Report: Week Four
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Keith Cromer

04-24

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Deep League Report: Week Three
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Keith Cromer

04-17

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Deep League Report: Week Two
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Keith Cromer

04-10

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Deep League Report: Week One
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Keith Cromer

12-05

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Moderate Rebuild
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Craig Goldstein

09-16

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Deep Impact: Week 25
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Ben Carsley

09-11

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Deep Impact: Week 23
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Ben Carsley

09-03

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Deep Impact: Week 22
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Ben Carsley

08-26

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Deep Impact: Week 21
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Ben Carsley

08-19

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Deep Impact: Week 20
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Ben Carsley

08-12

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Deep Impact: Week 19
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Ben Carsley

08-05

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Deep Impact: Week 18
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Ben Carsley

07-29

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Deep Impact: Week 17
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Ben Carsley

07-22

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Deep Impact: Week 16
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Ben Carsley

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Deep Impact: Week 15
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Ben Carsley

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May 8, 2017 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Scott Schebler

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Eric Roseberry

Scott Schebler offers power—but is that enough to make him valuable to fantasy owners?

The Buyer’s Guide is a weekly column designed to help fantasy owners assess a player who sees an increased level of interest during a given week. This column will focus on players who generally have lower than 40 percent ownership rates across various leagues.

It’s always fun to get on leaderboards early in a season and see unexpected names at the top of a list. The current MLB home-run leaderboard offers plenty of surprises. Ryan Zimmerman is leading the league in home runs? That’s unexpected. Yonder Alonzo has hit eight homers? That’s already the second-highest total he’s hit in any major-league season.

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January 6, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: A Deeper Dive: OBP

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Wilson Karaman

Examining a handful of players who could get on sack enough to help deep-league owners this season.

Earlier this week, George Bissell broke down the general OBP landscape, and then yesterday Greg Wellemeyer walked you through some over- and under-achievers in the category. Today we’ll travel a little further down into the weeds, with a look at some down-ticket guys who saw significant value fluctuations between their standard and OBP-league production last year.

Robbie Grossman, OF, Minnesota Twins
Grossman seized on an opportunity for some extended playing time in Minnesota, and brought his carrying tool of strike-zone management to bear. The switch-hitter has always run a short-side split, hitting better against left-handed pitching, but that discrepency snowballed last year. His ISO is traditionally (and recently) much stronger against southpaws, but he also manages to get on base at a strong clip against righties, even while he struggles to drive the ball with nearly the same authority. His 16.5 percent walk rate against righties last year created opportunity for OBP leaguers in particular. He gained $3.60 in OBP leagues relative to standards, in a wee 332 part-time plate appearances. Eddie Rosario represents his biggest roadblock to increasing his at-bat allotment this year, and Rosario hasn't exactly set the world on fire though 800-plus big-league plate appearances to date, with a sub-.300 OBP and below-average .250 TAV (and negative defensive ratings in left last year, to boot). He’ll make for a solid OF4 target in most OBP leagues, especially in the kind of daily setting that better rewards part-time players.


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January 5, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: A Deeper Dive: Wins

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Scooter Hotz

Eyeing a handful of hurlers who might help you compile Ws in deeper or mono formats.

Wins are hard to target in roto. They are awarded haphazardly, and they are driven as much by the performance of a pitcher’s teammates and by the timing of runs as they are by a pitcher’s own work. Wins still matter in most roto leagues, though, so you have to find them. In deep AL-only and NL-only leagues, I like to look for starters likely to throw 180+ innings who didn’t throw many innings last year due to innings limits, role changes or injury, depressing their innings and wins the prior season, thereby drawing little attention from fantasy players who give little more than a quick scan across the categories before their auctions. In pursuit of wins, I also look for pitchers likely to throw 180+ innings for good teams who don’t put up roto-friendly numbers in ERA, WHIP, or K, keeping their salaries low on auction day.

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September 21, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 25

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

Forget about value at this point of the season. Take a long, hard look at your categories and figure out what you need to do to optimize them over the remaining few weeks. Time to get this week’s Deep League Report started.

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August 1, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 18

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

This week’s Deep League Report features several players who are way too good to appear in this column under normal circumstances. However, these are not normal circumstances. The trade deadline is today, and several teams have decided to beat the rush and trade for players in the other league a few days early. If you’ve been saving your FAAB dollars for NL imports in your AL-only league or AL imports in your NL-only league, this is the week you’ve been waiting for.

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July 11, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 15

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

The All-Star break makes this a short week for roto purposes. The games that count for your team don’t start until Friday. That gives your players nursing minor injuries time to recuperate without costing your team in the standings. If you need to fill holes in your roster for the three days of games scheduled for this week, check out the players below.

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June 9, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 10

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

We’ve reached the point in the season where a slew of minor leaguers make their debuts because enough time has passed to guarantee their teams an extra year of control they all successfully demonstrated that they developed that one aspect of their game that needed work. That means lots of new names in the free agent pool alongside the ones that have been there all season without attracting any attention. Prospects are never a sure thing, especially in their first exposure to the majors, but in deep leagues, prospect pickups can move the needle a lot more than most of the thoroughly mediocre options available. In deep keeper leagues, the right pickup could provide value at a bargain price for years to come. You have to hit on a few gambles to win a deep league against stiff competition, and June prospect promotions offer some of the best odds you’ll get all season.

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May 26, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week Eight

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

Welcome to the Deep League Report, where each week you can find out which pedestrian starting pitchers are scheduled to face the Braves, A’s, or Twins and which reserve players on bad teams have been hot enough to grab a share of a starting role, if only for a few weeks. Given the fact that we’re in the last week of May, your might be focusing more on potential trades than you are on the free agent pool. That would be a mistake—there’s still a lot of value out there. Let’s get started.

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May 12, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week Six

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

Several major-league teams have been scrambling to patch holes in their lineups caused by injuries. Chances are that if you play in a deep league, your team has a dead spot or two due to injuries as well. Most of the hitters listed below are getting bumps in playing time due to injuries to players ahead of them on the depth chart.

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May 5, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week Five

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

The theme of this week’s Deep League Report is injuries. Most of the players mentioned below have either been called up or received a bump in playing time due to injuries to their teammates. These players definitely have their flaws – if they didn’t, they wouldn’t have been in the minors or on the bench to start the season. In deep leagues, though, playing time is currency, and anyone playing regularly can help your team.

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April 29, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week Four

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

No big life lessons to cover in the introduction to the Deep League Report this week. The only thing you need to know is that you should maximize the percentage of innings thrown by your roto team against Atlanta.

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April 14, 2016 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week Two

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

It’s still April, which means a lot of statistics are nowhere near stabilizing and some unfamiliar names dot the leaderboards. Since most numbers are still all over the place, it’s hard to tell which improvements or declines are real or illusory. Still, this is the time to place your FAAB bets because you get a lot more value from five-plus months of a player than you do from one you acquire in the middle of the season.

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