1. Fantasy Baseball 2011: The Harry Stamper Strategy For Draft Day Domination

    Tiger Woods has nothing on Harry Stamper. Nothing at all. Could Tiger drive golf balls at oil-rig protesters with the same authority as the iconic hero of the movie “Armageddon?” ...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 3 years ago 970 reads 0 comments

  2. Fantasy Baseball 2011: 30 Can't-Miss Starting Pitchers With Analysis

    It wasn’t that long ago, really, that we were paying homage to the home run. The American pastime had become an American afterthought after the 1994 lockout wiped out a World Series...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 3 years ago 1,246 reads 0 comments

  3. Fantasy Baseball 2011: Catching Ryan Braun and 30 Can't-Miss Outfielders

    It seems that everyone, at some point, references the "good ol’ days." Like how gas was 50 cents a gallon in the good old days, and how a loaf of bread was a nickel...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 3 years ago 2,250 reads 6 comments

  4. Fantasy Baseball: 2011 Closer Rankings With Full Analysis

    To successfully draft your closers in fantasy baseball, I suggest you consider my fantasy football philosophy to drafting a kicker. You see, the best fantasy kickers aren’t always the best real-life kickers...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 3 years ago 3,178 reads 5 comments

  5. Fantasy Baseball 2011: Third Base Rankings With Analysis

    It is nearly impossible to not fall in love with an under-the-radar player or two each year while preparing for a new fantasy football season...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 3 years ago 1,357 reads 2 comments

  6. Fantasy Baseball: 2011 Shortstop Rankings With Full Analysis

    Among the fantasy baseball positions, short stop has been known to be thin from time to time. But it hasn’t been this thin in quite a while. Shortstop in 2011 is Pablo Sandoval seat cushion thin...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 3 years ago 821 reads 1 comments

  7. Early 2011 Fantasy Baseball Second Basemen Rankings With Analysis

    Once upon a time in fantasy baseball, second base was shallower than Paris Hilton at a Larry the Cable Guy event. It was as epic as Mariah Carey’s movie, “Glitter.” Now, the position has morphed into so much more...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 3 years ago 539 reads 4 comments

  8. Why I Hunt: Childhood Confrontation Leads to Personal Epiphany

    It is amazing how just a few words can crush someone. How they can hit harder than a Muhammed Ali uppercut, totally unexpected yet so devastating. I was a teenager at the time...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 3 years ago 135 reads 0 comments

  9. Fantasy Football Dynasty Debate: Top 5 Wide Receivers for 2011 and Beyond

    If you haven’t already checked it out, my dynasty debate on the Top 5 running backs for next season has been a huge hit, drawing some very in-depth debate from a variety of sources...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 1,510 reads 2 comments

  10. Early 2011 Fantasy Baseball First Baseman Rankings With Analysis

    Few positions in fantasy baseball can compete with the overall depth of talent you can find at first base. Sluggers. Guys who hit for average. Early-round fantasy studs that you can anchor your squad around...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 849 reads 5 comments

  11. Fantasy Football Dynasty Debate: Top 5 Quarterbacks For 2011 and Beyond

    Time to go shopping for the next family car and you’ve got a $20,000 budget. After hours of combing the local lots, you have the choice narrowed down to a brand new Toyota Camry, ...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 847 reads 4 comments

  12. Fantasy Football Dynasty Debate: Top 5 Running Backs for 2011

    Some suggest that fantasy football season is over. These people obviously don’t play in dynasty leagues, where the season never really does end...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 913 reads 15 comments

  13. Early 2011 Fantasy Baseball Catcher Rankings With Analysis

    Like an active squirrel storing away acorns for winter, I was scurrying around my secluded mountainside homestead preparing for a small snow storm headed in our direction...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 1,291 reads 2 comments

  14. 2010 Fantasy Football Epic Fail Leads to 2011 Revelation and Resolution

    If only fantasy football were more like making a fruitcake or doing the Hokey Pokey. Then, perhaps, I wouldn’t feel as though I was sucker-punched by a jackhammer and still gasping for breath three weeks later...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 754 reads 0 comments

  15. Fantasy Football Positional Rankings With Commentary For Week 16

    Christmas and rankings go together like egg and nog. Favorite toy? Time to rank your Tickle-Me Elmos, Furbys and Malibu Barbies. Favorite Christmas song? Silent Night vs. White Christmas vs...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 630 reads 0 comments

  16. Fantasy Football Sleepers: Week 15 Waiver Wire Emergency Starts

    If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, fantasy football advice is in the ear of the owner. Ask enough people who you should start or sit any given week, and you’re bound to receive a whole slew of different responses...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 2,034 reads 0 comments

  17. Fantasy Football Positional Rankings With Commentary for Week 15

    Every game is a win or go home scenario. Welcome to December Madness. Or December Dementia. Or Winter Wackiness...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 1,585 reads 4 comments

  18. Fantasy Football Sleepers: Week 14 Waiver Wire Emergency Starts

    You’ve made your start-sit decisions for Week 14. You checked out our important advice for winning fantasy playoff games . You think you’re set and ready for battle...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 2,108 reads 0 comments

  19. Critical Fantasy Football Advice for Dominating Your 2010 Playoff Matchups

    It was one of those moments. A sports radio host asked me during an on-air segment what my best advice would be for people who find themselves in their respective fantasy playoffs...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 1,453 reads 3 comments

  20. Fantasy Football Positional Rankings With Commentary For Week 14

    We are a culture of rankings. We rank our favorite movies, restaurants and honey-do list priorities. Breakfast cereal? I easily have Lucky Charms ranked well ahead of Shredded Wheat...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 1,781 reads 0 comments

  21. Fantasy Football Sleepers: Week 13 Waiver Wire Emergency Starts

    The early bird gets the worm, and the early emergency sleeper starter picker-upper gets the Brent Celek...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 2,308 reads 0 comments

  22. Fantasy Football Sleepers: Week 12 Emergency Waiver Wire Starts

    Seems to me that this weekly dive into waiver wire diamonds in the rough comes across more like the Scripps National Spelling Bee than anything else...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 2,912 reads 0 comments

  23. Fantasy Football Sleepers: Week 11 Emergency Waiver Wire Starts

    It is harder to find breakout players as the fantasy season goes on. Not sure why that is; perhaps after 10 weeks of action, we all have a better idea of which teams will give up ...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 2,269 reads 3 comments

  24. Fantasy Football Trade Deadline: Can't Miss Buy-Low, Sell-High Candidates

    Murphy visited the jzak household earlier this week. Murphy, as in Murphy’s law. As in suggesting that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. We newspaper people know Murphy well...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 2,021 reads 6 comments

  25. Week 11 Fantasy Football Updates: Stock Up, Stock Down and Discussion

    A split second can sometimes dictate a major fantasy football value swing. In the NFL, a split second can be the difference between healthy and being injured the rest of the season...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 4 years ago 1,539 reads 0 comments