Fantasy Baseball

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Certain Positions In Fantasy Baseball Require Quality Backups On Your Bench

What are the thinnest positions in fantasy baseball? Catcher? The infield positions of second base, shortstop and third base? All of the above? Yes, depth is better in the outfield and first base positions, so when you think about which players to stash on your bench, think about the ones with multi-position eligibility. They may not be the most productive on a day-to-day basis, but they have the capability to be very valuable to your team’s chances of winning.

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When It Comes To Fantasy Baseball, Always Beware Wrist And Foot Injuries On Your Roster

Strange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports.

06/20/2015

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One Owner’s Fantasy Baseball Trash Is Another Owner’s Treasure

A lot of owners play fantasy baseball with too much emotion, waiving players they don’t like personally or that they have a grudge against because of some game result a few years back. That’s when you—the analytical owner—step in and make your team better by picking up players from waivers or via trade.

06/13/2015

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You Can’t Win Your Fantasy Baseball League In June, But You Can Lose It

Summer is coming; the kids will be out of school soon if they aren’t already. This is not the time to forget about your fantasy baseball team. Sure, life gets busy, but the minute you let a transaction period go by unattended is the minute you lose your league. Staying on top of your roster all the time is key to winning your league, even if it becomes a challenge to find the time to manage your team.

06/06/2015

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Patience Is Not A Virtue One Month Into The Fantasy Baseball Season

If you have veterans who are not performing after one month of the season, it’s time to let them go. Someone else has to chance them on the roster; you need players performing right now. So shelve your emotions and make the tough choices that other owners can’t—and won’t—make. It will help you win in September.

04/30/2015

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Time To Grab Some New Studs Before Anyone Else In Your Fantasy League Does

It’s still early in the season, and you don’t want to give up on key players too soon — even if they’re slumping through the first two weeks of the season. But smart fantasy baseball owners also want to make sure they grab rising stars while they can — and before it’s too late.

04/17/2015

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First Week Of The Season Always Means Change For Your MLB Fantasy Roster

Every year, it’s the same story: Fantasy baseball teams scramble in the first week to pick up that hot rookie or replace dud closer who has already gotten the hook from the manager.

04/11/2015

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 17: Francisco Liriano #47 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox during inter-league play at PNC Park on September 17, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 26 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

09/18/2014

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 01: Jorge Soler #68 of the Chicago Cubs hits a double against the Milwaukee Brewers during the second inning on September 1, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 25 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

09/11/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 27: Marcus Stroman #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the first inning during MLB game action against the Boston Red Sox on August 27, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 24 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

09/05/2014

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Carlos Beltran #36 of the New York Yankees hits a grandslam in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on August 8, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 23 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

08/29/2014

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CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 22 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

08/21/2014

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on August 8, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 21 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

08/14/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Newly aquired Chase Headley of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout during the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers on July 22, 2014 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 18 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

07/25/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 08: Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on July 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 17 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

07/18/2014

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CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 14 Starts And Sits

It’s hard to preach patience with an unproven Fantasy asset. That was the case with Brad Miller after his early struggles. Miller had a nice rookie year, which led to many buying into the hype for his second season. When things didn’t pan out, most owners cut bait, deciding to ride the hot hand.

06/27/2014

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CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 13 Starts And Sits

It’s always tough to start a platoon bat in Fantasy baseball. While some players can absolutely mash depending on the handedness of the pitcher, there’s always concern about their lack of playing time hurting their value. In many situations, this is the case.

06/20/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 6: Marcus Stroman #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the first inning during MLB game action against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 6, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 12 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

06/13/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 13: Juan Francisco #47 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits an RBI double in the sixth inning during MLB game action against the Cleveland Indians on May 13, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 11 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

06/06/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 23: Homer Bailey #34 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the second inning of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park on May 23, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 10 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

05/30/2014

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