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The Baller Ranks: Top 200 Hitters Weekly Rankings (Week 9)


Last week I wrote that the schedule had begun to have an outsized impact on value. At this point, it's not impacting projected value even more than recent performance. There are exceptions to that, but that's the overarching rule this week. Paul Goldschmidt's value has been buoyed by this aspect for much of the season. The first baseman has had an excellent campaign while hitting in one of the most pitcher-friendly parks, but his value has been inflated since St. Louis was shut down during its COVID outbreak back in August.

While I want this final column to be similar to the ones that proceeded it, these last eleven days are unique even within the context of a season that has been unique. In trying to adjust the column to fit the moment, this update is also less process-based than previous versions and more a reflection of the current state of baseball. For instance, the projections systems maintain optimism about seasonal underperformers like JD Martinez, but these final ranks for the season reflect some of the time limitations and schedule impact of the remaining games. Simply put, these final rankings are more focused on immediate performance than previous versions. Throughout the season, projections and peripheral stats have driven the process. I'm not about to abandon that altogether, but at this point, the median team has ten games left. That changes the situation.

As we look down the barrel of the season's final days, I want to be sure to thank the team here at Rotoballer and Nick Mariano, who has anchored the pitcher side of things. It's been a real pleasure reading his installments each week and getting to collaborate with him. Likewise, I've had a number of readers reach out with feedback about player valuation, formatting, or features for the sheet. A big thank-you to everyone. It's made this process more fun, and I think it has made the sheet much better.

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Rest of Season Schedules: Strength vs. Volume

Rather than looking at individual players this week, here is an overview of the data that is helping to drive some of the changes in player value.

I took the time to compile opponents, the strength of opposing pitching staffs, normalized both, and then combined the data to provide the relative difference in value for the rest of the season. I believe I have accurately accounted for all the remaining seven-inning double-headers. Factoring all that in, here are the MLB teams ranked by ROS value based on opponents and remaining games. The right-hand column shows each team's strength-of-schedule multiplied by their remaining games.

Team Games Remaining Strength of Schedule ROS wROS
Marlins 12 103.4 120.8
Nationals 12 103.3 120.7
Cardinals 11 101.2 112.4
Phillies 11 100.2 111.3
Astros 10 110.3 110.9
Blue Jays 11 98.5 109.5
Yankees 10 108.2 108.7
Rockies 11 96.3 107.0
Rangers 10 105.6 106.2
Indians 10 104.5 105.0
Braves 9 109.8 104.6
Orioles 10 102.2 102.7
Mets 10 101.4 101.9
Rays 10 101.1 101.7
Pirates 11 90.9 101.0
D-backs 9 105.7 100.6
Royals 9 104.1 99.2
Athletics 9 102.7 97.8
Giants 10 97.1 97.6
Mariners 10 95.8 96.3
Dodgers 9 101.1 96.3
Red Sox 9 100.6 95.8
Brewers 9 98.2 93.5
Cubs 9 96.3 91.7
Angels 9 94.6 90.1
White Sox 10 85.6 86.1
Tigers 9 90.3 86.0
Padres 7 111.1 82.3
Twins 8 95.6 81.0
Reds 8 86.8 73.5

The table above is about the remaining schedule only, and not the quality of the individual players on those teams. Basically, a league-average player on the Marlins should be 20% more valuable than a league-average player on Diamondbacks. In case you had any doubt about Starling Marte's value down the stretch, it should be good. Likewise, if you haven't already been starting players for every single double-header, the table above should prompt you to correct that behavior.

 

Buying Bats with Bulk

The first thing that jumps out is that the top two teams have the most games remaining. Both Washington and Miami have above average schedules, and they'll get to play 12 more games against those weaker opponents. To be frank, I thought that the strength-of-schedule would have a larger impact, but the table above shows volume is king. Again, the wROS scores do reflect double-headers or the Nationals' and Marlins' schedules would be around 25% more valuable than the average team.

By contrast, the Padres' hitters have the easiest remaining schedule. They get to face the Mariners, Angels, and Giants, but the Friars are sitting at the bottom because they have only eight games remaining. The Yankees still have a strong schedule, but they have fewer games to maximize their value. Meanwhile, the Rockies will see two of MLB's worst pitching staffs when they play Arizona and San Francisco, but they'll be away for both of those games, so the benefit of the park factor is reversed.

Obviously, this all exists in a vacuum, but in the context of the final eleven days, managers need to be thinking about this when making roster moves and setting their lineups. For leagues with daily moves, managers can stream hitters against MLB's weaker pitching staffs, especially teams like the Red Sox, Tigers, Rockies, and Diamondbacks. If you can catch one of those teams on the road, it's all the better. For leagues with transaction limits or weekly lineups, it makes sense to go see which Marlins, Nationals, Cardinals, and Phillies are available on the wire for the final week.

 

Where to Find Steals

While most of the fantasy stats aggregate around opposing team wOBA, steals are an entirely separate category. Yes, some teams have particularly noticeable weaknesses: the Diamondbacks and Red Sox give up a ton of home runs, for instance. However, bad pitching staffs generally give up runs, RBI, home runs, and hits in equally generous measures.

For managers in need of a couple of extra steals, the Angels (41), Braves (37), Nationals (36), Diamondbacks (35), and Mariners (35) have been the most susceptible to giving up bases. That makes a player like Leody Taveras, who will face the Angels and Diamondbacks, especially valuable. The same could be true for Jon Berti if he returns from the IL this weekend. The Marlins will see both the Nationals and Braves in this final stretch. If you are a believer in Jazz Chisholm, he should have the same opportunity as Berti. Andres Gimenez has been a pleasant surprise this season, but he's rostered in only 15% of leagues, and the Mets also face the Braves and the Nationals for a combined seven games. Any one of those four players could add two or three steals for a team.

The sprint season has left us with a final run that is closer to something like fantasy football than fantasy baseball. Middle-of-the-pack teams can dramatically change their position with these final games. Hopefully, this schedule breakdown gives you some opportunities to do that.

Here are the Baller Ranks Top-200 hitters and the Meta Report for Week 9/10:

Rank $ Player Pos Trend
1 45.0 Juan Soto OF 1 ▲
2 41.0 Fernando Tatis Jr. SS 2 ▲
3 41.0 Mike Trout OF -2 ▼
4 39.0 Trea Turner SS 5 ▲
5 39.0 Bryce Harper OF 1 ▲
6 38.0 Mookie Betts OF -1 ▼
7 38.0 Ronald Acuna Jr. OF 0 ▬
8 37.0 Christian Yelich OF -5 ▼
9 35.0 Trevor Story SS -1 ▼
10 33.0 Freddie Freeman 1B 2 ▲
11 33.0 Francisco Lindor SS 0 ▬
12 31.0 Jose Ramirez 3B 1 ▲
13 30.0 Paul Goldschmidt 1B 9 ▲
14 29.0 Marcell Ozuna DH 4 ▲
15 29.0 Cody Bellinger OF -5 ▼
16 28.0 Nelson Cruz DH 0 ▬
17 27.0 Nolan Arenado 3B -2 ▼
18 26.0 Manny Machado 3B -1 ▼
19 25.0 J.T. Realmuto C -5 ▼
20 25.0 Eloy Jimenez OF 1 ▲
21 25.0 Rafael Devers 3B -2 ▼
22 24.0 Tim Anderson SS 6 ▲
23 24.0 Starling Marte OF 1 ▲
24 23.0 Corey Seager SS 2 ▲
25 23.0 Luis Robert OF -5 ▼
26 22.0 DJ LeMahieu 2B 11 ▲
27 21.0 Xander Bogaerts SS -4 ▼
28 21.0 Keston Hiura 2B 1 ▲
29 21.0 Nick Castellanos OF -4 ▼
30 20.0 Jose Abreu 1B 2 ▲
31 20.0 Ozzie Albies 2B 0 ▬
32 19.5 Whit Merrifield OF 1 ▲
33 19.0 Anthony Rendon 3B 10 ▲
34 19.0 Pete Alonso 1B -7 ▼
35 18.5 Kyle Tucker OF 5 ▲
36 18.0 Charlie Blackmon OF 0 ▬
37 18.0 George Springer OF -2 ▼
38 17.5 Anthony Rizzo 1B 0 ▬
39 17.5 Carlos Correa SS 5 ▲
40 17.0 Luke Voit 1B 15 ▲
41 17.0 Eugenio Suarez 3B 4 ▲
42 17.0 Marcus Semien SS -1 ▼
43 17.0 Gleyber Torres SS 11 ▲
44 16.5 Didi Gregorius SS 5 ▲
45 16.0 Eddie Rosario OF -3 ▼
46 16.0 Josh Donaldson 3B 11 ▲
47 15.5 Michael Conforto OF 5 ▲
48 15.5 Aaron Judge OF/DH 64 ▲
49 15.0 Joey Gallo OF -1 ▼
50 15.0 Alex Bregman 3B -20 ▼
51 15.0 Ramon Laureano OF -5 ▼
52 14.5 Franmil Reyes DH 1 ▲
53 14.5 Gio Urshela 3B 66 ▲
54 14.5 Yuli Gurriel 1B -3 ▼
55 14.5 Kyle Schwarber OF -5 ▼
56 14.0 Andrew McCutchen OF 6 ▲
57 14.0 Miguel Sano 1B 3 ▲
58 14.0 Giancarlo Stanton DH 98 ▲
59 13.5 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B/DH -1 ▼
60 13.5 J.D. Martinez DH -13 ▼
61 13.0 Matt Olson 1B 0 ▬
62 13.0 Yasmani Grandal C 1 ▲
63 12.5 Wil Myers OF 11 ▲
64 12.5 Brandon Lowe 2B 1 ▲
65 12.0 Mike Yastrzemski OF 13 ▲
66 12.0 Max Muncy 1B 1 ▲
67 12.0 Bo Bichette SS/DH 21 ▲
68 12.0 Yoan Moncada 3B -2 ▼
69 11.5 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. OF 14 ▲
70 11.0 Adalberto Mondesi SS 35 ▲
71 11.0 Willson Contreras C -2 ▼
72 11.0 Jonathan Villar SS -13 ▼
73 11.0 Javier Baez SS -34 ▼
74 10.5 Alex Verdugo OF -3 ▼
75 10.0 Jonathan Schoop 2B -7 ▼
76 10.0 Michael Brantley DH -1 ▼
77 10.0 Ryan Mountcastle OF 22 ▲
78 9.5 Randal Grichuk OF 13 ▲
79 9.5 Cavan Biggio 2B 6 ▲
80 9.5 Brian Anderson 3B 15 ▲
81 9.5 Josh Bell 1B 19 ▲
82 9.0 Teoscar Hernandez OF 75 ▲
83 9.0 Trent Grisham OF -1 ▼
84 9.0 Renato Nunez 1B -5 ▼
85 9.0 Jorge Polanco SS -5 ▼
86 8.5 Dansby Swanson SS -5 ▼
87 8.5 Dominic Smith 1B/OF/DH 3 ▲
88 8.5 Ian Happ OF -4 ▼
89 8.5 Jeff McNeil 2B/3B/OF/DH 26 ▲
90 8.5 Alec Bohm 3B 20 ▲
91 8.0 Dylan Moore OF 25 ▲
92 8.0 Will Smith C -3 ▼
93 8.0 Corey Dickerson OF 8 ▲
94 8.0 Austin Meadows OF -24 ▼
95 7.5 Kyle Lewis OF 1 ▲
96 7.5 Kyle Seager 3B 1 ▲
97 7.5 Austin Nola C 1 ▲
98 7.5 Kolten Wong 2B 11 ▲
99 7.5 Carlos Santana 1B -7 ▼
100 7.0 Yadier Molina C -6 ▼
101 7.0 Mike Moustakas 2B -28 ▼
102 6.5 Jesse Winker DH -16 ▼
103 6.5 Adam Eaton OF 4 ▲
104 6.0 Jake Cronenworth 2B -2 ▼
105 6.0 Hunter Dozier OF 31 ▲
106 6.0 Byron Buxton OF 5 ▲
107 5.5 Maikel Franco 3B 17 ▲
108 5.5 Travis d'Arnaud C 10 ▲
109 5.5 Paul DeJong SS 11 ▲
110 5.5 Edwin Encarnacion DH 13 ▲
111 5.0 A.J. Pollock OF 10 ▲
112 5.0 Mitch Moreland 1B -4 ▼
113 5.0 Pedro Severino C -10 ▼
114 5.0 Willy Adames SS -1 ▼
115 5.0 Aaron Hicks OF 13 ▲
116 5.0 Kris Bryant 3B -40 ▼
117 5.0 Eduardo Escobar 3B -40 ▼
118 4.5 Christian Walker 1B -1 ▼
119 4.5 Donovan Solano 2B 18 ▲
120 4.5 J.D. Davis 3B -16 ▼
121 4.5 Salvador Perez C 50 ▲
122 4.5 Victor Robles OF -16 ▼
123 4.5 Justin Upton OF 13 ▲
124 4.0 Kevin Pillar OF 7 ▲
125 4.0 Mark Canha OF -11 ▼
126 4.0 Jean Segura 2B -8 ▼
127 4.0 Nick Solak OF -2 ▼
128 4.0 Avisail Garcia OF -6 ▼
129 4.0 Gary Sanchez C -36 ▼
130 3.5 Jesus Aguilar 1B 32 ▲
131 3.5 Isiah Kiner-Falefa 3B 3 ▲
132 3.5 Alex Dickerson OF 10 ▲
133 3.5 Colin Moran 1B/3B/DH -7 ▼
134 3.0 Adam Duvall OF 26 ▲
135 3.0 Brad Miller DH 8 ▲
136 3.0 David Fletcher SS 67 ▲
137 3.0 Tommy Edman 3B 58 ▲
138 3.0 Tyler O'Neill OF 62 ▲
139 3.0 Sean Murphy C 55 ▲
140 3.0 Joc Pederson OF -10 ▼
141 2.5 Joey Votto 1B 6 ▲
142 2.5 Justin Turner 3B 3 ▲
143 2.5 Andres Gimenez 2B/3B/SS 16 ▲
144 2.5 Jose Altuve 2B 11 ▲
145 2.5 Wilson Ramos C -4 ▼
146 2.5 Max Kepler OF -7 ▼
147 2.5 Jo Adell OF -18 ▼
148 2.0 Hunter Renfroe OF 0 ▬
149 1.0 Bobby Dalbec 1B/3B/DH 51 ▲
150 2.0 J.P. Crawford SS -12 ▼
151 2.0 Christian Vazquez C 49 ▲
152 2.0 Leody Taveras OF 48 ▲
153 2.0 Hunter Renfroe OF -5 ▼
154 2.0 Gavin Lux 2B/DH 25 ▲
155 2.0 Howie Kendrick 1B/DH -6 ▼
156 1.5 Chris Taylor OF 34 ▲
157 1.5 Evan Longoria 3B -24 ▼
158 1.5 Clint Frazier OF 10 ▲
159 1.5 Miguel Cabrera DH 5 ▲
160 1.5 Nick Ahmed SS 40 ▲
161 1.5 Austin Riley 3B -10 ▼
162 1.5 Asdrubal Cabrera 1B -9 ▼
163 1.5 Joey Bart C -9 ▼
164 1.0 Eric Hosmer 1B -14 ▼
165 1.0 Brandon Belt 1B -4 ▼
166 1.0 Brandon Nimmo OF -3 ▼
167 1.0 David Peralta OF -2 ▼
168 1.0 Shohei Ohtani DH -81 ▼
169 1.0 Ryan Braun 1B/OF/DH 39 ▲
170 1.0 Matt Carpenter 3B 30 ▲
171 1.0 Niko Goodrum SS 9 ▲
172 1.0 Austin Slater OF/DH -5 ▼
173 1.0 Chance Cisco C 3 ▲
174 1.0 Tommy Pham OF/DH 0 ▬
175 1.0 Amed Rosario SS 7 ▲
176 1.0 Nick Senzel OF 5 ▲
177 1.0 Jared Walsh 1B/DH 23 ▲
178 1.0 Austin Romine C 0 ▬
179 1.0 Rougned Odor 2B 21 ▲
180 1.0 Jason Heyward OF 20 ▲
181 1.0 Shogo Akiyama OF 19 ▲
182 1.0 Jed Gyorko 1B/3B 18 ▲
183 0.8 Max Stassi C 0 ▬
184 1.0 Josh Rojas 2B/SS/OF/DH 16 ▲
185 1.0 Shogo Akiyama OF 15 ▲
186 1.0 Jon Berti 2B/3B/SS/OF -20 ▼
187 1.0 Jorge Soler DH -115 ▼
188 1.0 Luis Arraez 2B 12 ▲
189 1.0 Miguel Andujar 3B/OF/DH 11 ▲
190 1.0 Robbie Grossman OF 10 ▲
191 1.0 Anthony Santander OF 9 ▲
192 1.0 James McCann C 8 ▲
193 1.0 Daulton Varsho C/OF/DH 0 ▬
194 1.0 Andrelton Simmons SS 2 ▲
195 1.0 Ryan McMahon 2B -25 ▼
196 1.0 Miguel Rojas SS 4 ▲
197 1.0 Kole Calhoun OF 3 ▲
198 1.0 #N/A #N/A 2 ▲
199 1.0 Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 3B/OF/DH 2 ▲
200 1.0 Willie Calhoun OF/DH 1 ▲




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Week 6 in the NFL brought what may be one of the cleanest weeks of action to begin the season. With no catastrophic injuries affecting teams for the remainder of the year, the play on the field seemed to settle in as the more well-known players performed up to par. With big weeks from Derrick... Read More


Updated Week 7 PPR Rankings (Top 400)

Welcome to Week 7 RotoBallers. Below are our updated consensus Week 7 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries, player news and rankings updates: DeSean Jackson Helped Off The Field Thursday Night K.J. Hamler Could Make His Return In Week 7 Devonta Freeman Questionable To Return Monday Night Michael Thomas Officially... Read More


Wide Receiver Snap Counts and Target Trends - Week 6 Analysis

Your wide receivers remain essential components toward your primary goal of securing league championships. As this unique regular season continues to unfold, an expanding assortment of tools is available that can provide you with an extensive level of knowledge regarding this critical position. Those results are contained in this weekly statistical breakdown of multiple categories,... Read More


Week 7 IDP Rankings, Streamers, and Notes

The big IDP news of the week happened just this Thursday morning, as our rankings were being finalized. It was pretty big news, too. Yannick Ngakoue was traded to the Baltimore Ravens! Let’s discuss just how big this news is, and whether it’s good or bad for his short and long term fantasy prospects, shall... Read More


Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings, tiers, player news and stats for Week 7 of the 2020 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings  ... Read More


Fantasy Football Trade Targets - Week 7

The fantasy trade market is always a fun one to evaluate. Articles like this are essentially glorified "Who's Hot and Who's Not" pieces but the tables are turned to where sometimes, you want to trade for those that are cold and trade away those hot. Now, six weeks into the season, we have several big-name players underperforming... Read More


Re-Evaluating the Rookie Running Back Class of 2020

We're six weeks into the 2020 NFL season and are starting to get some good ideas of what usage patterns are looking like. Which means we probably have enough data now to start to re-evaluate where certain players stand in relation to other players. For example, we've got a better idea of how this year's... Read More


WR/CB Matchups to Target and Avoid - Week 7

The CB Matchup Chart has been a helpful resource all season, specifically in Week 6. Last week's article was predictive in forecasting boom games for Julio Jones, Justin Jefferson, and Christian Kirk. It also predicted let-downs from Robby Anderson, Cooper Kupp, and Mike Evans. This week's chart will give the most accurate landscape of CB matchups yet,... Read More


Pivot Plays and Post-Waiver Pickups - Week 7

Things are starting to get difficult for fantasy football managers. Indianapolis, Minnesota, Miami and Baltimore all have the week off, so fantasy managers are already playing shorthanded. Fielding a full lineup is going to be tough as it is if you have a few injuries. If one of your key guys is listed as questionable... Read More


Week 7 Stream Team - Shallow and Deep-League Pickups

Welcome to Week 7 of the NFL season. Each week we will be providing streamer advice for all of those who need it, which is pretty much anyone and everyone. Streaming players with the best matchups each week as well as during your stud's bye weeks is an integral part of winning a fantasy championship... Read More


Lies, Damned Lies, and Fantasy Football Statistics (Week 7)

The more data we get as the season goes on, the better equipped we are to interpret matchups and make informed decisions. Then Week 6 comes along and blows it all to hell. The unpredictability of sports is what keeps us intrigued, as frustrating as it may be at times. Numbers are supposedly to be... Read More


The King's Week 7 Fantasy Football Lineup Rankings (Premium Content)

Welcome back, RotoBallers!  Below you will find my Week 7 fantasy football lineup rankings. The ranks are available in PPR, Half PPR and Standard formats. They will be updated as needed, so make sure to check back for the latest versions. Skill Position analysis is primarily based on the PPR ranks. The rankings are powered by... Read More


Slow Starters Ready to Break Out in Fantasy?

We are now more than a third of the way into the fantasy football season and a seemingly clearer picture is available across the landscape. After a pandemic-shortened offseason and lack of preseason exposure, there were plenty of worries headed into the first month specifically. Thus far, one of the most prevalent topics with regards... Read More


Fantasy Football Warning Signals for Week 7

The warning signals get brighter by the week since we have more data to work from. The larger the sample size the easier it is for us to connect the dots from the latest trends. Football is a game of small samples and many variables, making it one of the hardest sports to predict. How... Read More


How to Value Clyde Edwards-Helaire with Le'Veon Bell in KC

Clyde Edwards-Helaire or Jonathan Taylor? Coming into the season this was the biggest question for fantasy GMs, both dynasty managers who were thinking long-term and redraft managers who wanted to know who would be better for this season. There were many different theories and believe me when I say, both sides thought they were 100%... Read More


NextGen Stats - Quarterback Breakdowns and Takeaways

It's been a month since the last time we took a look at our beloved quarterbacks. Numbers are numbers, and numbers don't lie. You can twist them, but looking at them objectively, numbers say that no matter what, rushing the ball is almost always a worse option than passing it in today's game. That's why... Read More


Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers - Week 7

Whether due to their own play, the play of others, or injuries, players' stock increases and decreases on a weekly basis. Perhaps more than any other, the NFL is a league that experiences ups and downs at a rapid pace. With only 16 games, there’s little room for error and seemingly endless opportunities for improvement.... Read More


Coaching Matters: Offenses That Will Improve From Week 6

This series continues into its sixth week of where I dive into offensive areas that will improve or decline based on coaching in order to glean insight as to fantasy football value. In Week 6, we saw performances such as Ryan Tannehill throwing for 364 passing yards, the Houston Texans running backs combining for 66 rushing yards, and the New... Read More


Tape Tells All: D'Andre Swift's Week 6 Performance

Welcome to another edition of Tape Tells All. I've been thinking of rebranding as just TAPE. All-Caps like that. Probably wouldn't be a good idea for SEO purposes, right? Anyways, this week we'll be discussing Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift. Swift set a lot of career highs this week, with bests in carries... Read More


Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

Week 6 was like the 2020 of fantasy football weeks. All those great matchups meant nothing, those studs let you down, and your bench likely went crazy. The good news is that we didn't have any season-ending injuries to running backs or games canceled due to COVID, so in retrospect maybe we shouldn't complain. The... Read More


FAB Bidding - Week 7 Waiver Wire Targets

Whether it's injuries, bye-week blues, or simply poor performance, we've got the waiver-wire cure...but it just might cost you! Alongside our famous waiver wire pickups list and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Budget (FAB). In... Read More


Waiver Wire Express - Week 7 Lightning Round

Week 6 was relatively healthy and had no coronavirus delays, so let's just take a moment to bask in that. That said, we still saw Miles Sanders (knee) and Zach Ertz (ankle) go down, while Mark Ingram (ankle) has a bye to get healthy. Week 7 byes are Baltimore, Indianapolis, Miami, and Minnesota. Let's get... Read More


Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7

Fantasy GMs are to be commended for rising to the unique challenges that have unfolded during this regular season. Injuries to critical players is an unwelcome reality that occurs every year. This is also the case for backs that were expected to operate as RB1s, but have been relegated to committees. However, this season has... Read More


Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7

Six weeks of NFL football are behind us, aside from a pair of Monday games, including a late afternoon game between the Bills and the Chiefs. In terms of wide receiver production this week, we didn't have the huge breakouts like we had in Week 5. Chase Claypool didn't score four touchdowns. In fact, only... Read More


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