Chris Sweet - Senior Fantasy Advisor - The Wagner Wire Week 10 was one to remember. The Wagner Wire took the DFS Players Conference by storm and hung out with the Big Boys. Not to mention fellow TWW Analyst, Dave Zidek, played more than Just The Tip, and placed 2nd in a large tournament. Week 10 is in the books though so let's put all the crazy upsets behind us and start looking forward to Week 11. Surprisingly there are some great values this week to be had if you look in the right places, and you will notice a theme in the QBs section. There are some better options north of $6,000 on DK but that is my cutoff for QBs so I will
The Wagner Wire insights for today’s lineups at MaximFantasySports.com What’s going on Maxim Fantasy Sports Champions? I have some great matchups for the MLB Friday (5/29) – Star Power Card. Lets Go! Here are my 4 MUST PLAY picks for you to play in today. Shields v Harvey Rumors are speculating that Harvey has a “dead arm” after Tommy John Surgery. I’m encouraged to go with Shields as result. Harvey got shelled his lat time out. Shields owns an ERA of 3.75 and is 6-0. Harvey's ERA is 2.91 but will face a dangerous Giancarlo Stanton. My gut instinct is Shields and that's who gets my selection. Fielder v Harper Harper has been Superman lately! He’s getting .5 from Fielder and had a day off yesterday. Bryce pick
The Wagner Wire insights for today’s lineups at MaximFantasySports.com What’s going on Maxim Fantasy Sports Champions? I have some great matchups for the MLB Tuesday (5/20) - Star Power Card. Here are my 4 MUST PLAY picks for you. Rizzo v Cabrera Miguel is getting a full point from Rizzo and Cabrera will be facing Lohse (3-4, 5.85). Rizzo battles against Ross (2-3, 3.94). Take Cabrera! Carpenter v Brantley Carpenter faces Colon and the Mets tonight in Citi Field. Colon is yielding an ERA 3.86 and got touched up in his last two outings on the bump. Carpenter has better plate discipline and is more of a threat on the base path. Longoria v Pujols Longo is giving Prince Albert a full point in Toronto.
The Wagner Wire insights for today’s lineups at MaximFantasySports.com What’s going on Maxim Fantasy Sports Champions? I have some great matchups for the MLB Tuesday (5/19) - Star Power Card. Here are my 4 MUST PLAY picks for you! Liriano v Niese This is the safest pitcher matchup for me, and I like Liriano. He’s only giving .5 to Niese, who is facing a brutal Cardinal lineup with an undefeated Wacha (5-0, 2.06). Rizzo v Gonzalez We don’t have to over think this! Rizzo and the Cubbies are facing Shields at San Diego. I like Adrian’s matchup against Hudson tonight and the +.5 doesn’t hurt either. Freeman v Davis This just isn’t me having a biased opinion here :) Freddy is dangerous, but Crush is hitting at home
Traditional fantasy baseball leagues require more foresight and tactics than your daily fantasy sports games. Lets address the Closers! Enduring injuries in fantasy baseball is routine, and pitchers drop like flies. How you manage your roster is a skill. Don't have a "knee jerk" reaction and trade for position players. If you went early in your draft for a Closer then chances are you drafted Krimbel, Jansen or possibly Holland. Two (Jansen, Holland) are currently on the DL. While doing this, you may have neglected your position players. That's fine! Do not rearrange your roster because of DL issues. There is still 20 weeks left in most leagues. In my opinion, catcher is a position that has minimum returns on investment.
We sometimes get tunnel vision on the 3,4 and 5 hitters in baseball. We should! They are usually the "heavy hitters" and are considered the heart of the order. But lets not forget about our leadoff hitters. While picking your lineups consider that a hitter's opportunity comes from the success of the overall team batting avg. Hitters 1-3 have a higher percentage of getting more at-bats. The DFS players in fantasy baseball, that appear to be unsuccessful, have nothing but homerun hitters in their lineups. Yes, I check others DFS lineups that I'm competing against. So should you if want to be a DFS champion. Matt Carpenter is a prime example of someone that should be in your everyday lineup. He