1. Fantasy Major League Baseball: Sell-High, Buy Low Candidates

    Some may consider this time of the year as late spring, or grass mowing season or even yard sale season. I like to think of it as fantasy baseball trading season...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about 5 years ago 1,373 reads 2 comments

  2. Welcome to Your New Elite Fantasy Football Team Defense

    Every year, it seems, fantasy football owners can count on certain defenses in the league to provide elite fantasy production on a consistent basis. You know…like Baltimore, New England, Pittsburgh, and even Chicago...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about 5 years ago 3,181 reads 8 comments

  3. Trade-Aholic Tidbits: Debunking the "Best Player" Myth

    Back when the Hummer was all the rage, I noticed a brand new bright yellow H3 while driving along a rural road in central Pennsylvania. It was parked in a junk-scattered and rutted dirt driveway next to an ancient and falling apart trailer home...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about 5 years ago 395 reads 2 comments

  4. NFL Offseason Predictions Report Card; Discussion of More Potential Moves

    At just over two months into the NFL offseason, we’ve had plenty to discuss and analyze. Not sure if it is due to the uncapped year we’re entering or if certain teams just ...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about 5 years ago 285 reads 0 comments

  5. Trade-Aholic Tidbits: Buy Low, Sell High Candidates After Two Weeks

    Last week’s introduction to the weekly buy low, sell high feature was a well-read post, and for good reason … we’re all looking for an edge in our respective leagues as we keep one eye on our own rosters and another on the standings...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about 5 years ago 786 reads 3 comments

  6. Trade-Aholic Tidbits: Fantasy Baseball Week 1 Sell-High, Buy-Low

    Trading in fantasy sports can be simplified to a four-word common denominator: Sell high, buy low. The key is knowing which players will bounce back from a slow start and which ones will crash and burn after lighting the fantasy world on fire early on...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about 5 years ago 339 reads 0 comments

  7. Trade-aholic Tips: Learn From Your Fantasy Baseball Offers and Counter

    Everyone has an addiction of some sort or another. Some may be addicted to drugs and alcohol, while others may be overly obsessed with watching HGTV or eating tacos. I am addicted to trading...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about 5 years ago 727 reads 0 comments

  8. Paris Hilton, Adolf Hitler and How to Dominate a Fantasy Auction Draft

    I've always hated clowns. There are pictures of me as a baby at a Ringling Bros. circus crying hysterically while sitting with a clown. I have never met a clown that I liked. Then again…I've never really known a clown...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about 5 years ago 458 reads 0 comments

  9. Closers to Target in 2010 Fantasy Drafts and a Discussion on Holds

    Those of you who read my closer drafting strategy , comparing the concept of drafting closers and fantasy football kickers, know what type of closer candidates we are targeting this spring in fantasy baseball drafts...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about 5 years ago 238 reads 0 comments

  10. Outfielders To Target in Your 2010 Fantasy Baseball Drafts

    Fantasy outfield options are so many and wide-spread, we had to expand our targets per each phase of your respective drafts. There is plenty of young, upstart talent that can be had at a great draft-day value...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 551 reads 1 comments

  11. 2010 MLB Fantasy Baseball: Shortstops To Target in Your Draft

    For all the nitty gritty, nuts-and-bolts of what to expect from shortstops and your upcoming fantasy baseball draft, you can check out our extensive shortstop composite and ADP rankings...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 1,116 reads 3 comments

  12. NL East Divisional Preview from a Fantasy Perspective

    If you are a fantasy baseball guy and were forced to only watch and draft from one division, you could do much worse than the NL East...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 147 reads 0 comments

  13. Which First Baseman To Target During Each Phase Of Your Draft

    After all the composite and ADP first basemen rankings at www.chinstrapninjas.com , we decided to focus on our own personal targets and share them for your drafting enjoyment, and for some fun discussion...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 279 reads 0 comments

  14. Closers, Kickers, and My Strategy for Cheap Draft-Day Saves

    Closers in baseball are a lot like kickers in football. Both start with the hard-C sound. Both are forced to work in clutch situations. Neither should be picked high in your respective fantasy drafts...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 619 reads 1 comments

  15. Three Potential 2010 Fantasy Baseball Busts at Closer

    There are few positions that see the massive turnover in fantasy sports as much as closers do in baseball. For every top-tiered closer, there are two or three that emerge from the fantasy free agent pool each season to post respectable save numbers...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 534 reads 0 comments

  16. Early 2010 Composite Dynasty Fantasy Football Rankings and Commentary

    Good things come to those who wait, and, for those who followed my early composite rankings for running back , quarterback , and tight end , here is the final chapter of the story…where your favorite wideouts rank in the grand scheme of things...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 833 reads 0 comments

  17. Three Starting Pitcher Bust Candidates for 2010 Fantasy Baseball Leagues

    There are plenty of reasons to be leary of starting pitchers such as Chris Carpenter, Carlos Zambrano, and Roy Oswalt in 2010. All three have injury concerns and aging arms to contend with...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 350 reads 1 comments

  18. Top 50 Starting Pitcher Composite Rankings for 2010

    When it comes to the chinstrapninjas.com composite rankings list, we saved the best for last. After composite rankings at catcher , first base , shortstop , second base , designated ...

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  19. Outfielder Profile: Just Who Is Nelson Cruz, and Can He Help Your Fantasy Team?

    He may not be Clark Kent or Peter Parker, but the Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz is definitely a man wrapped in mystery when it comes to fantasy baseball expectations...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 234 reads 0 comments

  20. Fantasy Baseball's Top 50 Outfielders Per Extensive Composite MLB Analysis

    Just like a couple good fights liven up any hockey game, dissension among the ranks of outfielders in fantasy baseball make my composite list somewhat interesting...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 1,919 reads 0 comments

  21. Diary from a Wimpy Draft: Lessons Learned in a Drafting Free Fall

    How was I to know that checking my e-mail at 10 in the morning would be the highlight of my day? And like some sinister version of a Shakespearean romantic drama where the protagonist ...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 194 reads 0 comments

  22. 2010 Composite Fantasy Baseball Third Base Rankings

    If there was any question about why Alex Rodriguez is a top-three (at the very least top-five) fantasy player on draft day, all you would need to do is look at the composite rankings posts that have run so far at chinstrapninjas...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 490 reads 3 comments

  23. Fantasy Baseball Discussion on Designated Hitters and Composite Rankings

    Much like in real baseball, the designated hitter is a controversial subject in fantasy circles. Like, what constitutes a fantasy DH? Major fantasy sites couldn’t agree...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 113 reads 0 comments

  24. 2010 Composite Fantasy Baseball Second Base Rankings

    Unlike composite rankings at first base and even catcher, the second base rankings are less clustered in terms of overall scoring...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 259 reads 1 comments

  25. 2010 Composite Fantasy Baseball First Base Rankings

    Yes, Albert Pujols dominates the position. He dominates fantasy baseball as a whole. But if you aren’t lucky enough to draft in the top slot of your fantasy league, all is not lost...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 697 reads 0 comments