Fantasy Sports Player News | MLB, NBA, NFL

Mike Trout has been awarded the Hank Aaron award, acknowledging the American League's best hitter for 2014.

While the nitpickers focus on the major drop in stolen bases and increase in strikeouts, the rest of us can enjoy the .287/.377/.561 slash line with a career-best 36 home runs and 111 RBI. Throw in the 105 runs scored and the 16 stolen bases and you still have excellent five-category production. The drop in speed should have been expected with the developing power and drop in the batting order. He might pick that number up to the 20-25 range next season or in the future and if we're making predictions as to where he'll plateau, we'll throw the .300-100-40-100-20 stat line out there.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

25 Oct, 09:10 PMSource

Giancarlo Stanton has been awarded the Hank Aaron award, acknowledging the National League's best hitter for 2014.

Another incredible season for Stanton as the Marlins outfielder posted a .288/.395/.555 slash line and tied a career-high with 37 home runs. He also set career-best marks in RBI (105), runs scored (89) and stolen bases (13) while maintaining a fantastic 14.7-percent walk rate and reducing his strikeout rate for a second-consecutive season. The fact that this is his third 30-plus home run season and he's only 24-years old is downright scary. He's very likely to be a top-five overall pick in 2015.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

25 Oct, 09:10 PMSource

Michael Morse played sick on Friday, but he is feeling much better.

Morse has been dealing with an illness, but it doesn't seem to be too bad. He was able to tough it out for Game 3, and will look to do the same if he is called upon as a pinch hitter in game four.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

25 Oct, 05:42 PMSource

Juan Perez is starting in left field for Game 4 of the World Series.

Perez is 2-for-16 (.125) in the postseason this year, but the Giants will go with him over Travis Ishikawa at left field, as San Francisco prefers his glove compared to Ishikawa's. He'll bat seventh in the order.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

25 Oct, 05:16 PMSource

Jeurys Familia underwent surgery for bilateral sports hernias on Friday.

Familia should be ready for spring training, He was a valuable part of the Mets' bullpen, notching five saves and 23 holds in 76 games, with a 2.21 ERA and 1.18 WHIP.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

25 Oct, 02:56 PMSource

Astros OF Dexter Fowler has accepted an invitation to join MLB All-Stars in Japan next month.

Really? He is an All-Star? .276 average with eight HR and 11 steals does not scream All-Star to me. Fine middle of the draft player, sure, but All-Star? No way.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

25 Oct, 02:11 PMSource

David Wright (shoulder) told NJ Advance Media that his rehab is going well. "No setbacks, we're moving forward," Wright said. "That's all you can ask."

Wright can be a good option at third for fantasy owners, but you have to be well protected when he goes DL. It would be nice if he could move to a team with a better home ballpark to maximize his power potential, but ya gotta take the cards dealth ya. If he's healthy come 2015, I like him for average and HRs, not so much for steals any longer.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

25 Oct, 01:38 PMSource

Lee is expected to begin a full throwing program in November and is on track to be ready for spring training.

Lee is getting on in years, sure, but if he is healthy, he is a top 25 SP. The Phillies need him back to build on their 2014 season, badly. Of course, that could be the description of their 2014 season, played badly for the most part.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

25 Oct, 12:32 PMSource

Royals have designated pitcher Liam Hendriks for assignment.

Just a little 40-man roster clean-up while they're competing in the World Series. Hendriks has a career 5.92 ERA in the majors and doesn't really look like he's going to improve on that too much. He'll probably opt for free agency rather than accept the assignment.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

25 Oct, 12:26 PM

Pirates designated RHP Jeanmar Gomez for assignment.

Gomez posted a 3.19 ERA over 62 innings of relief for the Pirates. He wasn't much on the strikeout front, but he did post an adequate ground ball rate and kept the ball in the park for the most part. He may refuse the assignment and opt for free agency, but the Pirates wouldn't be a bad place for him to call home either.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

25 Oct, 10:06 AMSource

TOP SALARY PLAYERS

QB

Name Value Trend

RB

Name Value Trend

TE

Name Value Trend

WR

Name Value Trend

K

Name Value Trend

PLAYER RANKINGS

QB

Rank Name Bye Week
1 4
2 6
3 9
4 9
5 10

RB

Rank Name Bye Week
1 9
2 10
3 6
4 7
5 9

WR

Rank Name Bye Week
1 9
2 4
3 4
4 11
5 9

TE

Rank Name Bye Week
1 6
2 10
3 4
4 8
5 10

K

Rank Name Bye Week
1 8
2 4
3 4
4 10
5 10