Fantasy Baseball: Who’s Up Next to Close for Chicago Cubs?

David Banks - USA Today Sports

How would you like to be the manager of the Chicago Cubs and have a one or two run lead going into the ninth inning? You look out to your bullpen and here is what you see: Carlos Marmol has […]


Fantasy Basketball: Three NBA First Round Picks Flourished This Year

Kim Klement - USA Today Sports

Three first-round picks stepped up their games this season to the benefit of their fantasy basketball managers. Nikola Vucevic was a first-round pick of the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2011 draft. During his first year, his primary playing time came during […]


Fantasy Baseball: John Buck and Other Surprise Hot Players

Jim O'Connor USA Today Sports

The New York Mets might have signed John Buck to keep the seat warm for their hot prospect catcher Travis d’Arnaud, but the problem is, someone must have forgotten to tell Buck, who has started off the season on fire. […]


Fantasy Baseball: Matt Kemp and Other Stars off to Slow Starts

Kelvin Kuo, USA Today Sports

After one week, some fantasy baseball managers might be getting antsy about the slow starts of their star player. Matt Kemp leads the list of high draft picks who have not really got their stroke going so far this season. We […]


Philadelphia Phillies Pound New York Mets Jeremy Hefner Again

Eric Hartline - USA Today Sports

The baseball schedulers were very kind to the New York Mets. They started their season with home series against the San Diego Padres and Miami Marlins. This would give the young team a good shot at starting off the season […]


Fantasy Baseball: Jim Henderson and Closers In Waiting

Frank Victores USA Today Sports

With closer Carlos Marmol having already lost his job, could there be others already in jeopardy of losing theirs?  Fantasy baseball managers always need to be on the lookout for those closers waiting in the wings to take over when […]


Fantasy Baseball: Carlos Marmol is First Closer to Get Hook

Jake Roth - USA Today Sports

Part of the fun of fantasy baseball is watching and anticipating bullpen changes as closers come and go throughout the season. Usually, the pitcher that starts the season as a team’s closer gets at least a few weeks before a […]


Fantasy Baseball: Spotlight on Catcher John Buck

Jim O'Connor USA Today Sports

The New York Mets catcher John Buck did not receive much attention in fantasy baseball drafts this spring. He is still available in 84% of Yahoo! leagues. There were several reasons for this. First, he batted only .192 for the […]


Fantasy Baseball: Matt Harvey Lives Up to Hype

Steven Mitchell - USA Today Sports

Matt Harvey, of the New York Mets, pitched a gem of a game against the San Diego Padres on a cold windy night in the Big Apple. In seven innings, he recorded 10 strikeouts and held the Padres to a single […]


Fantasy Basketball: Getting Some Late Season Help

Tom Szczerbowski - USA Today Sports

With two and a half weeks left in the fantasy basketball season, it is time to see if there are any late pickups that you should make for the stretch drive. I’ll give you a guard, forward and center. Jerryd Bayless […]


Fantasy Baseball: Ben Zobrist and Multi-Position Players We Love

Kim Klement - USA Today Sports

Look at the fantasy baseball standings from your league last year. There is a good chance that the winning team lead the league in the number of games played. How do you make sure that you fully utilize your games-played […]


2013 Fantasy Baseball: Predicted Category Leaders

Steve Mitchell - USA Today Sports

Now that most drafts have been held and we’re all just chomping at the bit for the fantasy baseball season to start, I thought it would be a good time to break out some yearly offensive leaders predictions. HR – Giancarlo […]