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Medical Corner: Dee Gordon, Khris Davis, Starling Marte and More Injury Updates

Dr. Mike Tanner provides MLB injury updates for all the players fantasy owners are worried about. Dee Gordon, Seattle Mariners If you watched Sunday’s game, it was apparent Gordon was in pain when he stole second base and scored the winning run against the Tigers. He was later diagnosed with a mild fracture in his right big toe. A natural response from his owners would be complete panic, as a broken toe sounds bad for a speedster. Fortunately, this appears to be more of a mild stress fracture than a true displaced fracture…

2018 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part 3 (51-75)

This gets said most seasons, but starting pitching is incredibly deep. Between safe veteran options and up-and-coming young flamethrowers, there's a little bit of everything in this part of the rankings. I've always preached the depth of pitching while filling out your roster. It's certainly important to grab some top-tier arms, but filling out your pitching staff with strong late-round options can pay big dividends. And this year, the late-round options you'll find below are quite intriguing. Included are several…

Observations from the Beat Al Melchior League Draft

I'm a big fan of deep leagues, but one of the less attractive aspects of drafting a large player pool is finding players you can be enthused about in the later rounds. Usually, it's not a problem we need to sweat. Even in deep formats, savvy owners can usually fill the gaps they left with bad late picks through trades or FAAB bidding. So imagine being in a 15-team league with 50-player rosters that doesn't allow trading or add/drops. That is a reality for me and the 14 owners who paid a $150 entry fee for the chance at a…

Two-Start Pitchers: Week of August 7, 2017

Now that rosters have somewhat settled after the trade deadline, we enter the dog days of summer and the two-thirds mark of the season. Most teams have made their case as contenders or pretenders by now. We may start to see more and more auditions by younger players for next season or extending rest to weary veterans in hopes of keeping them fresh for the stretch run. Keep a close eye on the disabled list before setting lineups for surprise announcements like these. You will notice that our tiers are pretty balanced this…

Dynasty Dugout: Starting Pitcher Risers and Fallers

Last week was all about the outfielders in Dynasty Dugout. This week we switch away from offense and take a look at the players designed to limit it. You'll always have the truly elite pitchers that dominate each year, but there are a lot of pitchers who trend up and down each season. Trending Up Eduardo Rodriguez, Boston Red Sox Ever since Chris Sale arrived in Boston, Rodriguez has become a different pitcher. He’s working at a much quicker pace (similar to Sale) and really attacking hitters. Through 10 appearances…