1. Fantasy Football 2012: The Top 150 Overall Players, Training Camp Edition

    Here is my first off-the-cuff listing of the Top 150 overall players in standard-scoring leagues. Obviously, a lot can change between now and after the third full week of the NFL preseason...

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  2. Fantasy Football 2012: Preseason Look at Top 20 Kickers

    The following countdown touts the top 20 kickers for the 2012 fantasy season. To clarify, these rankings were conceived with standard-scoring leagues in mind, especially ones that ...

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  3. Fantasy Baseball: Hanley Ramirez Owners Can Expect Stats Bump After Dodgers Deal

    Hanley Ramirez in southern California? Yeah, I'll buy that. On Wednesday morning, fantasy owners awoke to the stunning news of the Marlins trading the supremely talented (via MLB ...

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  4. Fantasy Baseball 2012: Owners Must Follow Plan B After Alex Rodriguez's Injury

    In seven years of playing fantasy baseball, spanning 40-plus leagues, I have never drafted or traded for Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (15 HR, 44 RBI, 54 runs, 11 steals, ...

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  5. Fantasy Football 2012: Top 40 Wide Receivers in Standard-Scoring Leagues

    The following slideshow details my top 40 wide receivers in standard-scoring leagues—a painfully subjective exercise that reflects the 2012 market for targets-driven and touchdown-happy playmakers...

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  6. Fantasy Baseball 2012: Expect Only Modest Gains from Ichiro's Trade to Yankees

    I have mixed feelings about the Yankees trading for Ichiro Suzuki on Monday. Yes, Ichiro's a big-name veteran who could fill the outfield void of Brett Gardner sitting out the remainder of the season, due to injury...

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  7. Fantasy Football: 7 Ways to Survive a 12-Team Draft at a Vegas Bachelor Party

    On July 14, while attending Golf.com guru Jeff Ritter 's ultimate pre -marriage sendoff in Las Vegas (location: Hard Rock Hotel pool cabana), I participated in an impromptu fantasy draft with 11 other bachelor party invitees...

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  8. Fantasy Football: Who's the Better Week-to-Week QB, Matt Schaub or Matt Ryan?

    Today's installment of "Choose Your Quarterback" pits Atlanta's Matt Ryan against Houston's Matt Schaub —the No. 9 and No. 11 passers in my rankings of the 32 presumed starting quarterbacks ...

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  9. Fantasy Baseball 2012: Top 10 Waiver-Wire Pickups for Week 17

    The following slideshow touts the top 10 waiver-wire pickups right now, recognizing the best free agents from the majority of 12-team roto leagues...

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  10. Fantasy Baseball 2012: 2-Start Pitchers Log for July 23-29

    The following 43 pitchers are expected to log two starts each for the week of July 23-29. For head-to-head league owners looking to squeeze out another six to nine strikeouts or one ...

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  11. Fantasy Baseball 2012: Top 10 2-Start Pitchers for July 23-29

    The following slideshow is a top-10 ranking of two-start pitchers for the week of July 23-29. The listing does not necessarily account for a pitcher's season-long prospects, nor does it promise sustained dominance from this point forward...

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  12. Fantasy Football 2012: Tight End Tiers of a Clown, YouTube Trips for Memory Lane

    Here are my five draft tiers for tight ends before NFL training camps open soon. The first two tiers may be loaded with hypothetical locks for 800 yards receiving and/or six touchdowns, ...

    Jay Clemons Written by Jay Clemons about 2 years ago 5,318 reads 24 comments

  13. Fantasy Baseball: Top 7 Disabled-List Hitters to Acquire for the Stretch Run

    The following countdown details the seven best hitters from the disabled list (15 days/30 days/60 days) to target for the stretch run, via trade or free-agent acquisitions...

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  14. Fantasy Football: Using Average Draft Position Rankings to Pick from No. 4 Slot

    For the year-round thrill ride that is fantasy football, here's a dry run of draft expectations when holding the No. 4 slot in 12-team leagues (standard scoring), working exclusively off MockDraftCentral...

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  15. Fantasy Baseball 2012: Emergency Waiver-Wire Pitcher for July 20

    Mixed-league roto owners, are you in need of a waiver-wire pitcher before Friday's slate of games? Here's my free-agent choice (from the majority of 12-team leagues) for one day of fantasy stardom: Vance Worley, Philadelphia Phillies (vs...

    Jay Clemons Written by Jay Clemons about 2 years ago 1,602 reads 2 comments

  16. Fantasy Football 2012: Choose Your Quarterback—Eli vs. Peyton Manning

    Today's special hermano y hermano installment of "Choose Your Quarterback" pits the Giants' Eli Manning against the Broncos' Peyton Manning —the No. 6 and No...

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  17. Fantasy Baseball 2012: 6 Productive Hitters Who May Fall Back to Earth Soon

    The following slideshow details six prominent hitters who may experience sluggish second halves to the season. To clarify, this listing isn't guaranteeing that any of the batters will completely fall off the map in August or September...

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  18. Fantasy Football: Breakdown of AccuScore's Projections for Tailback Total Yards

    AccuScore , a company that specializes in thorough game simulations, has released its seasonal projections for the 2012 NFL season...

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  19. Fantasy Baseball 2012: Andrew McCutchen Headlines Wedneday's Mini-Revelations

    Here are two quick baseball-themed revelations to ponder featuring a pair of red-hot hitters at different stages of their careers. 1...

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  20. Fantasy Football 2012: Wide Receiver Tiers of a Clown, Plus More Useful Links

    Here are my five draft tiers for wide receivers before NFL training camps open next week. The first two tiers may only have 22 theoretical locks for 1,150 total yards and/or nine ...

    Jay Clemons Written by Jay Clemons about 2 years ago 6,917 reads 38 comments

  21. Fantasy Baseball 2012: 7 Unsung Hitters Primed for a Second-Half Spurt

    The following countdown touts seven unsung veteran hitters who are primed for strong second-half runs this season...

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  22. Fantasy Football 2012: A Detailed Look at Rounds 1-4 of Tuesday's Mock Draft

    On Tuesday afternoon, I participated in an ESPN.com mock draft (12 teams/standard scoring), drawing the No. 9 slot...

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  23. Fantasy Football 2012: Expanded Breakdown of Mock Draft Simulation at No. 9 Slot

    On Tuesday afternoon, I participated in an ESPN.com mock draft (12 teams/standard scoring), drawing the No. 9 slot...

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  24. Fantasy Baseball 2012: 9 Surging Minor League Pitchers and Hitters to Watch

    Here are nine 25-and-under prospects who are obscurely tearing it up at the minor league level. Whether any of these talents get promoted to the major leagues soon is unknown, but ...

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  25. Fantasy Baseball 2012: Prepared Owners Shouldn't Fret the Absence of Joey Votto

    The news of Joey Votto (14 HR, 49 RBI, 52 runs, 5 steals, .342 BA, 1.069 OPS) missing three to four weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair torn meniscus in his left knee may seem like a death blow to some fantasy teams...

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