FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS Play H2H Salary Cap    FantasyAces Promotion Use Promo Alarm

Jameis Winston is not expected to attend next month's NFL Draft.

Winston first stated that he wasn't going to attend the draft, but at his pro day today he said he was unsure. The chance remains that he could attend the draft, but its likely that he, nor Marcus Mariota will be in attendance for the draft. It makes sense that he stays in Alabama to watch the draft, because getting to Tampa Bay, his likely drafters, would be a rather easy drive/flight. April 30th is the date for the 2015 NFL Draft. Analysis: Colby Conway

Brandon Beachy will return to LA with the Dodgers this weekend, but will return to Arizona once he's able to face live hitters.

Beachy is currently on the 60-Day DL and he has a zero percent chance of being ready for Opening Day. Beachy is coming off Tommy John surgery and the team is hoping that he can return to his form prior the surgery. It is a tall task, but the Dodgers feel comfortable in taking the risk. Don't expect any worthwhile fantasy contributions from Beachy until at least June, given the fact that he will have to rehab and build his stamina. Analysis: Colby Conway

Marcus Mariota does not plan on attending next month's NFL Draft.

It has been reported that Mariota is planning on watching the draft in Honolulu with his family. It's rare for expected to top picks to skip on all the festivities, but the top two quarterbacks could be doing so here in 2015. Jameis Winston might do the same thing, but he said today that he is still undecided. It's becoming more and more likely that Winston is the top pick, but Mariota's whereabouts are yet to be known. He has jumped all throughout the top 11 picks in the mocks, but we won't truly know until April 30 where he will be playing next year. Analysis: Colby Conway

Wandy Rodriguez says his shoulder bothered him Tuesday night briefly after he tried to snag a comebacker, but he was able to get loose shortly thereafter.

Rodriguez isn't expected to be in the team's rotation, so he won't have the same fantasy value he has had in years past. Best case scenario, he becomes an effective middle or long reliever for the team, but his fantasy relevance for 2015 is miniscule. Leave him off your roster. Analysis: Colby Conway

Manager Chip Hale said Mark Trumbo will bat cleanup against left-handed pitchers.

Over the past three seasons, Trumbo has hit southpaws much better. Since 2012, he has hit a home run every 14.2 at bats, compared to every 21 at bats against righties. Trumbo is hoping to return to his 2013 numbers, after a foot injury really interrupted his 2014 campaign. Trumbo will provide you with homers and RBIs but he will negatively affect your average. Analysis: Colby Conway

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) took batting practice on Tuesday, but he still hasn't been cleared to play.

His hamstring issue is giving the Cubs some serious roster issues. He hasn't played since March 17th, he likely won't play before the end of spring training and that is why the Cubs may have to wait until the last minute to finalize their Opening Day roster. If Denorfia isn't healthy by opening day, expect Chris Coghlan to hold down the fort. When both players are healthy, they will platoon in left field for the Cubbies. Analysis: Colby Conway

Jake Smolinski has made the Rangers' Opening Day roster.

Although Ryan Rua was named the starter, Smolinski still broke camp with the Rangers. Smolinski is hitting .348 this spring and his eight extra base hits are tied for the team lead, with none other than Rua as his running mate. Smolinski is the team's fourth outfielder and will be a right handed bat off the bench. Analysis: Colby Conway

Spencer Dinwiddie is questionable to return with an ankle injury.

Dinwiddie has been playing more of late, but this ankle injury jeopardizes his availability moving forward. He only played in four minutes this game before injuring the ankle and the team will look to Reggie Jackson to play some extra minutes in this one. Analysis: Colby Conway

Devin Mesoraco (quad) missed Tuesday's game, but is hoping to play Wednesday.

Mesoraco has already said that he would play if it were the regular season. He is just playing it safe with this injury and owners shouldn't be too concerned with his availability for Opening Day. Mesoraco's offensive ability makes him a top-five fantasy catcher and owners are eagerly awaiting what kind of numbers he can put up in a full season's work. Analysis: Colby Conway

Chris Sale (foot) will pitch in a minor league game Wednesday.

Sale is hoping to return to the active roster by April 12, about a month and a half after fracturing a bone in his right foot. He is scheduled to throw 90 pitches in this minor league game and this will be a good indication as to if the April 12 return date is plausible. When he does return, he is expected to be the fantasy ace that everyone knows and loves. Analysis: Colby Conway

Spencer Dinwiddie heads back to the locker room with an apparent injury.

It is unsure what he injured at the moment but an update is assured to come out in the next few minutes. Check back for an update to figure out what the deal is with the backup guard. Analysis: Colby Conway

Update: As expected, Luke Hochevar (elbow) will start the season on the disabled list.

While he has looked good this spring, the team wants to ease him along slowly. The team hopes he will back by May and they want him to return as soon as possible so that he can return on the $10 million investment the team bestowed upon him. Leave Hochevar off your roster for the first few weeks of the season, with the possibility of adding him if he continues to dominate and progress well. Analysis: Colby Conway

Ty Kelly will begin the season at Triple-A Memphis.

Kelly struggled this spring, only registering seven hits in 35 at-bats. Pair it with the fact that he had more strikeouts than hits, it's completely understandable why he was sent to Triple-A Memphis. Do not roster Kelly in your fantasy league, no matter how deep your league is. Analysis: Colby Conway

Eric Ebron has been training with Matthew Stafford in Atlanta and is expected o be the third weapon behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate.

The team drafted Ebron 10th overall in last year's draft with the hopes that he could make an immediate impact. However, the reality was disappointing. Ebron caught just 25 passes on 49 targets for 248 yards with one touchdown. He will likely be tagged as a breakout candidate this year and he could reward owners who take him after many of the top tight ends are off the board. Analysis: Colby Conway

Joey Terdoslavich (wrist) took batting practice on Tuesday and hopes to return to the field Wednesday.

Terdoslavich was hitting .278 before injuring his wrist. He has made brief appearances with the Braves in each of the past two seasons playing 55 games in 2013 and nine last season. He hasn't really shown much during his stints at the big league level, so fantasy owners can leave him on the waiver wire. Analysis: Colby Conway


Rotoderby Contest: Constructing Your Power Club  |
Ray Flowers

Rotoderby Contest: Constructing Your Power Club

Have you signed up to take on Ray Flowers, Jedd Mans, Rick Wolf, Howard Bender and Todd Zola in the Rotoderby home run contest? Learn how you can, and which players you should select, in this article.

NBA DFS Playbook - March 31st |
Mark Kaplan

NBA DFS Playbook - March 31st

Mark Kaplan drops some knowledge about the best NBA DFS plays for Tuesday March 31, 2015. Use this to play daily fantasy basketball tonight and win.

2015 Bullpen Report: The Closer Grid |
Howard Bender

2015 Bullpen Report: The Closer Grid

The Closer Grid is a one-stop shop for all your bullpen needs as we identify each team's ninth-inning specialist and those who find themselves next in line for saves.

Are You Making A Draft Day Mistake? |
Ray Flowers

Are You Making A Draft Day Mistake?

I get a question about how to handle players in a draft, and I'm here to tell you, that you're all asking the wrong question.

What Will Jon Lester Do For An Encore? |
Ray Flowers

What Will Jon Lester Do For An Encore?

Jon Lester was a superstar in 2014. A move to the National League secures his ranking as an elite arm in the fantasy game, or does it?

2015 Deep Sleepers: Mike Minor |
Matthew Beck

2015 Deep Sleepers: Mike Minor

Shoulder soreness early in training camp will land Mike Minor on the disabled list to start the season. But will he be forgotten come draft day?

2015 MLB Draft Guide Sampler: Why Ballparks Matter |
Jeff Mans

2015 MLB Draft Guide Sampler: Why Ballparks Matter

A sample article for the Fantasy Alarm Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide written by Ray Flowers & the staff at Fantasy Alarm and is on sale now nationwide

RotoDerby: Bargain Hunting for Power |
Howard Bender

RotoDerby: Bargain Hunting for Power

Howard Bender takes a look at some of the better bargain options for the 2015 Longball Derby game brought to you by the folks over at RotoDerby

NBA DFS Playbook - March 30th |
Mark Kaplan

NBA DFS Playbook - March 30th

Mark Kaplan delivers his top NBA DFS plays for Monday March 30, 2015. Use this to play daily fantasy basketball tonight and win.

2015 Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Week 23 |
Justin Fensterman

2015 Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Week 23

Justin Fensterman breaks down week 23 in fantasy basketball with his top 100 players sorted by position and including the number of games played this week