2012 Fantasy Football Rankings
My drafts are done so I can share my rankings before yours. No fluff just rankings down and dirty. If you know how to use Vlookup, you can insert them into onto the excel I provided in my last post. Please feel free to comment or ask questions and good luck. 1. Arian Foster 2. LeSean McCoy 3. Ray Rice 4. Aaron Rodgers 5. Calvin Johnson 6. Drew Brees 7. Chris Johnson 8. Darren McFadden 9....
Roto Hero's 2012 Fantasy Football Excel Prep →
I’ll start off this fantasy football season with “You’re Welcome.” For the first time ever I am allowing you all the chance to prep like I do, and of course it is free of charge. This is the excel spreadsheet that I make every year before fantasy football, baseball, and basketball drafts. It allows you the opportunity to see the value of experts from all the big...
Go After the Young Guns
Speed is of the essence. I’m sure you are already familiar with the names I’m going to tell you to leave this article to pick up now, but they are all newer on the scene. Some are probably gone, but I bet at least one is there. Middlebrooks - Best chance he is already owned but with the Youk trade yesterday he has a clear path and has been smashing like the Hulk. Rizzo - He has...
Someone needs to be stern with Stern →
Nothing fuels my speculation more than Stern trying to dodge the question of the Draft Lottery’s legitimacy. Real classy Stern.
Who's Coming Back?
It feels as if there have been too many injuries this season, but some will be coming back within the next month or so. Many injury plagued owners (like I am in one league) have had to cut bait on a star waiting in the DL wings. If you are lucky have an open DL spot, here’s who I think you should pick up (note some on the short term DL, like Kemp, I don’t think would be available...
Anonymous asked: A. J. Ellis for Volquez fair? Guy has a sieve at C with nobody to pick up on waivers, and a stacked rotation.
In case you haven't heard, we're running out of...
In case you haven’t heard, the end of the old school closer might me over. Mariano Rivera tore his ACL and done for the year maybe his career. It’s your chance to vulture the ashes. Yanks Closer - Nothing announced yet but it should be Robertson, the guy is pranking and might be already owned. If he is, gamble on Soriano. Cubbies Closer - Marmol is also out as closer, but...
Anonymous asked: Duda for Hellickson?
Anonymous asked: Chris Davis for Desmond Jennings
Anonymous asked: Reimold + Morse for Beltran
Anonymous asked: Gamel for Rodney/Jansen
Anonymous asked: Sandoval and Phillips or Cano and Freese going forward?
Anonymous asked: Phillips for Bruce? Points league modeled after oWAR so OBP is good and slugging is pretty significant as well. It would essentially be a points-for-points switch as I have another 2B. Thanks.
Anonymous asked: Konerko and Lilly for Pujols? In a 5X5 head to head roto league that counts OBP as an offensive category instead of batting average?
Anonymous asked: Aybar for J.D. Martinez a fair deal?
Anonymous asked: Fielder for Hosmer, Hamels, BJ Upton?
Anonymous asked: Is this Reimold's breakout year?
Anonymous asked: Fielder for Hamilton straight up?
Anonymous asked: I only have one available waiver pickup through next Sunday, so should I go with Duffy (drop Carp) or Thole (drop Salty)? Thanks.
Fun fact, last time the Clippers were in the playoffs, Batman series was being rebooted. Last time I was this excited, when the Batman series was being rebooted.
Anonymous asked: Fielder for Hosmer, Hamels, Billingsley a fair deal?
Anonymous asked: Salty or Thole?
oldtimefamilybaseball: Now is the time to be alive if you’re an advertising executive (or Mad Men enthusiast) who happens to be a baseball fan as every baseball-related commercial that has ever been dreamed up is being released. Which brings us to this, the new stock of New Era commercials featuring the talents of Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson. It’s a familiar formula which we saw play out...
There is a certain level of class that I like to provide in my posts. This too. oldtimefamilybaseball: That Time Gordon Beckham Got Hit In The Stones and Hawk Harrelson Lost It Laughing at someone who was hit in the crotch is wrong. Laughing at someone who is laughing at someone who was hit in the crotch is perfectly acceptable. (video via thatshortkid, Reddit)
Anonymous asked: Fielder, Moore, Duda, Lucroy for Hosmer, Hamels, Holliday, McCann?
The Draft: V The Final Frontier
End of the line for the draft. Thanks for looking if you have any questions feel free to ask. Or on Twitter @RotoHero. Part I. Part II. Part III. Part IV. This year we played with 8, with even further expanded rosters. I was 3rd pick for 29 rounds of bliss. Our league is 5x5 Roto, but instead of the conventional AVG, we play OBP (I suggest you all do the same), and an innings cap of 1650....
The Draft: Part IV A New Hope
In an effort to get this out before the season is over the next rounds I am doing analysis for 2 at a time. Part I. Part II. Part III. This year we played with 8, with even further expanded rosters. I was 3rd pick for 29 rounds of bliss. Our league is 5x5 Roto, but instead of the conventional AVG, we play OBP (I suggest you all do the same), and an innings cap of 1650. (1650 works out to...
The Draft: Part III
Moving right along. Here you can view: Part I, Part II. This year we played with 8, with even further expanded rosters. I was 3rd pick for 29 rounds of bliss. Our league is 5x5 Roto, but instead of the conventional AVG, we play OBP (I suggest you all do the same), and an innings cap of 1650. (1650 works out to about 6 SPs and 5 RPs for the season). Out positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI,...
The Draft: Part II
Last week was the draft for my main fantasy baseball league. Composed of my brothers and friends, I’ve been playing for (wow) six years now, although some of them have been playing fantasy since before it was online. I can’t believe people would do that either. This year we played with 8, with even further expanded rosters. I was 3rd pick for 29 rounds of bliss. Our league is 5x5 Roto, but...
The Draft: Part I
This week was the draft for my main fantasy baseball league. Composed of my brothers and friends, I’ve been playing for (wow) six years now, although some of them have been playing fantasy since before it was online. I can’t believe people would do that either. This year we played with 8, with even further expanded rosters. I was 3rd pick for 29 rounds of bliss. Our league is 5x5 Roto, but...
Updated 2012 Fantasy Baseball Player Rankings for...
With Spring Training and some injury reports I have updated my rankings for OBP leagues. Time pressed I have not written new descriptions for each player, but mostly go off of what I had last time. Enjoy! 1. Miguel Cabrera 2. Jose Bautista 3. Albert Pujols 4. Matt Kemp 5. Adrian Gonzalez 6. Joey Votto 7. Troy Tulowitzki 8. Ryan Braun 9. Prince Fielder 10. Jacoby Ellsbury 11....
Best of the Yahoo Forums
As some of you know, since you found me on there, I have been hosting question and answer sessions in the Yahoo Draft and Trade Talk forum. I want to thank you all for the questions and as a help to others I decided to make a collection of the most helpful and best questions. If you have any other fantasy questions and I’m not on Yahoo boards, please ask me through Twitter @RotoHero or...
2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings for OBP (201-250)
This raps up my 2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings for OBP leagues. Feel free to leave comments or questions. If you missed the previous posts you can see them here: 1-50, 51-100, 101-150, 151-200. Please follow me if you like my rankings, or on Twitter: @RotoHero. Keep an eye out of other articles prepping you for the upcoming fantasy baseball season. 201. Frank Francisco - Closer. 202. Clay...
2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings for OBP (151-200)
Rankings are for OBP. Drafting as if it was today. Previous rankings are here: 1-50, 51-100, and 101-150. Below are rankings 151-200. Thanks everyone for the support, feel free to leave comments and questions. Also follow me on Tumblr or Twitter @RotoHero. 151. Jeff Francoeur - Great year last year. 152. Jordan Zimmermann - Breakout finally? 153. Ervin Santana - This factors in a...
These Mariners videos are classic. This has to be my favorite.
2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings for OBP (101-150)
You know the drill by now. Rankings are for OBP. Drafting as if it was today. Below are my rankings from 101-150. To see 1-50 click here. For 51-100 click here. Thanks for looking, feel free to leave comments and questions: 101. Daniel Hudson - This spot is right at last year’s value. Hopefully it’s low. 102. Dee Gordon - Speed. Should hit lead off. 103. Eric Hosmer - For...
2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings for OBP (51-100)
Similar to last time, please keep in mind that these that since I mainly play OBP instead of AVG, my rankings are for OBP, but hold true for both. I will indicate if a player should be lower in AVG leagues. Here are my rankings for 51-100. To see 1-50, please click here. I will be updated my rankings as information dictates, but this is my order if I was drafting today: 51. Brandon Phillips...