Week 3 Daily Fantasy Football QB Report

This season, we will use our weekly rankings produced by our fantasy football software and content to help daily players make better decisions when setting their lineup each week.  This content will also help the season long players when making decisions, while also helping to identify possible values on the free agent market. 

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Daily Fantasy Football- Week 2 QB Report Preview

The NFL game has changed a lot in the past 30 years, but it has changed even more in the fantasy sports game market.  The daily fantasy games have moved to the forefront of the market.  2013 will be an exciting football season and scoutPRO is very happy to add another formation to their playbook.  This season, we will use our weekly rankings produced by our fantasy football software, fantasy baseball software and content to help daily players make better decisions when setting their lineup each week.  This content will also help the season long players when making decisions, while also helping to identify possible values on the free agent market. 

 

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2014 AL West Outside Corner Report- Week 22 Fantasy Baseball Recap

Los Angeles Angels: The Angels have won six of their last seven games, which included a four-game sweep of Oakland last weekend. They have opened up a 4.5 game lead in the AL West. During their six-game winning streak, their pitching staff only allowed seven runs. LA is fourth in the American League in ERA (3.52). Matt Shoemaker continues to be the overachiever this season, and he hasn’t allowed a run in his last three starts covering 21.7 innings with 22 K’s. He has won 11 of his last 14 starts to raise his record to 14-4 on the year. Pretty amazing for a pitcher that allowed 80 more hits than innings pitched over his previous two seasons at AAA. Jered Weaver won both of his last two starts against the A’s when he allowed three runs in 13.7 innings with 11 K’s. The Angels have dropped to third in the AL in runs scored (641). Gordon Beckham has seven hits in his last 16 at bats with 1 HR and 6 RBI. David Freese doesn’t have a hit in his last 17 at bats with five strikeouts, and Kole Calhoun only has two hits in his last 25 at bats. The only other battered to have success was Erick Aybar (.400 with 3 RBI).

Houston Astros: Houston has won four of the last five games to remain ahead of Texas for the worst record in the American League. This season the Astros have had two bad months (April – 9-19 and August – 8-17). They are 12th in the AL in ERA (4.31). Scott Feldman only allowed three hits in a complete game shutout with 5 K’s against the Rangers. Dallas Keuchel has a 2.45 ERA in his last three starts with only 11 K’s in 22 innings, but he hasn’t won a game since July 30th. Houston has dropped to third in the AL in HR’s (151) and 10th in runs scored (554). José Altuve has 13 hits in his last 27 at bats with 1 HR, 4 RBI and 3 SB’s. Chris Carter has nine strikeouts in his last 24 at bats with 1 HR. Dexter Fowler hit .400 with 2 RBI. Jon Singleton doesn’t have a hit in his last 14 at bats.

Oakland A’s: Oakland has lost five of their last six games to fall 4.5 games behind the Angels in the AL West and only scored four runs in four straight losses to LA. They moved back into a tie for first place in the American League in runs scored (649), plus they remain in second-place in the AL in ERA (3.30). Josh Donaldson has nine hits in his last 26 at bats with 1 HR and 2 RBI. Alberto Callaspo only has one hit in his last 20 at bats. Brandon Moss has 10 K’s in his last 19 at bats, which led to the A’s acquiring Adam Dunn over the weekend. Dunn has three hits in four at bats for Oakland with 1 HR and 3 RBI. Josh Reddick only has four hits in his last 20 at bats. Scott Kazmir was drilled for the second straight start when he allowed six runs and six base runners in 1.3 innings. He has allowed 13 runs and 18 base runners in his last 4.3 innings, and it appears he has an underlying injury. Sonny Gray was also ripped up for nine runs and 18 base runners in 12 innings. He has a 5.84 ERA and 1.57 whip over his last six starts with 23 K’s and 15 walks in 37 innings. With their fading pitching staff, Oakland may fall out of the playoff hunt over the last 3+ weeks of the season.

Seattle Mariners: The Mariners have lost five of their last eight games to fall 1.5 games behind Detroit for the last wild card spot in the American League. Seattle has the 3rd best run differential (+92) in the AL. They remain in first in the American League in ERA (3.06), but there has been some concern with their starting pitching over the last two weeks. Chris Young was knocked out in the first inning when he allowed five runs and six base runners in two thirds of an inning. Felix Hernandez has labored in his last three starts when he allowed 10 runs, 25 base runners and 6 HR’s in 17.7 innings with only 11 K’s. James Paxton has a 1.80 ERA in his six starts since returning from the DL with 22 K’s in 35 innings. The Mariners are 12th in the American League in runs scored (544). Austin Jackson has nine hits in his last 25 at bats with 2 RBI and 2 SB’s. Mike Zunino only has one hit in his last 15 at bats with 7 K’s. Logan Morrison has 10 strikeouts in his last 16 at bats. Dustin Ackley was the team’s most productive hitter (2 HR’s and 4 RBI).

Texas Rangers: The Rangers have no chance of gaining any momentum heading into 2015 due to too many key injuries. They have lost four straight games while only scoring six runs and have the worst record in baseball at 53-85. Texas has the worst pitching staff in the American League with a 4.68 ERA, and their relievers have only converted 25 of 39 saves the season. They have had the most success this season against Seattle (9-6). Derek Holland made his major league debut on Monday where he allowed one run in seven innings with no walks and 6 K’s. Robbie Ross didn’t allow a hit or run in five innings with 5 K’s. Roughed Odor hit .292 with 2 HR’s and 7 RBI, and Alexis Rios had six hits in his last 19 at bats with 1 RBI and 1 SB. Leonys Martin hit .318 with 1 HR and 3 RBI. Elvis Andrus is only hitting .214 over last week with 2 RBI and 1 SB.

2014 AL Central Outside Corner Report- Week 22 Fantasy Baseball Recap

Chicago White Sox: The White Sox have only won four of their last 15 games and remain 13 games behind Kansas City in the AL Central. Chicago won nine of 28 games in August. Their pitching staff allowed 167 runs (5.96) for the month, which led to being outscored by 65 runs. They are 13th in the American League in ERA (4.38). Chris Sale struck out 13 batters in seven innings while allowing three runs, and José Quintana only allowed two runs in seven innings with 3 K’s. The White Sox have fallen to eighth in the AL in runs scored (582). José Abreu has 12 hits in his last 21 at bats with five RBI. Adam Eaton hit .407 with 8 runs, 4 RBI and 2 SB’s. Tyler Flowers hit .304 with 3 HR’s and 5 RBI, but he did strikeout 11 times in 23 at bats. Alexei Ramirez only has five hits in his last 25 at bats.

Cleveland Indians: Cleveland lost two big games to the Tigers to start the week. They had won seven of their previous eight games to move within 2.5 games of Kansas City in their division. Their recent success has been due to better pitching as the Indians allowed two runs or less six times in their last 10 games. Cleveland is 7th in the AL in ERA (3.62). Carlos Carrasco only allowed two runs in 12 innings with 17 strikeouts, and he has a 1.80 ERA and 0.97 whip in his last seven starts with 39 K’s in 35 innings. Corey Kluber struggled in both of his starts (five runs and 19 base runners in nine innings). T.J. House only allowed one run in seven innings with five strikeouts against the Royals. Trevor Bauer hasn’t allowed a run in his last 11.7 innings with 15 K’s, but he has walked eight batters during that stretch. The Indians are also seventh in the American League in runs scored (583). Michael Brantley has 10 hits in his last 30 at bats with three RBI and two SB’s. Michael Bourn has 10 strikeouts in his last 32 at bats. Carlos Santana was the team’s most productive batter (.250 with 2 HR’s and 7 RBI).

Detroit Tigers: The Tigers are desperately trying to save face. They have won eight of their last 11 games to move into a first-place tie with Kansas City in the AL Central. They have scored 69 runs in their last 11 games, also moving them into a first-place tie in the American League in runs scored (649). There was finally a Miguel Cabrera citing on Monday night when he hit a pair of homeruns. Cabrera continues to battle an ankle injury, which cost him a couple of games. He has 10 strikeouts in his last 31 at bats with 2 HR’s and 5 RBI. J.D. Martinez has 10 hits in his last 33 at bats with 2 HR’s and 5 RBI, but he has struck out 14 times. Victor Martinez hit .400 with 3 HR’s and 6 RBI. As good as the offense looks for Detroit this season, their pitching continues to be their weakness. They remain 10th in the AL in ERA (4.02). David Price was a complete disaster in his start against the Yankees when he allowed eight runs and 13 base runners in two innings. He bounced back to only allow one run in his last start against Cleveland with 8 K’s. Justin Verlander delivered one of his better games this season when he allowed one run in seven innings with 8 K’s.

Kansas City Royals: The Royals ended August with a four-game losing streak, allowing the Tigers to move back into a first-place tie. Kansas City has responded with two wins against the lowly Texas Rangers to remain in first with 25 games remaining in the season. Their offense has really struggled over the last 10 days where they have scored two runs or less seven times. The Royals are ninth in the AL in runs scored (560) and last in HR’s (87). Eric Hosmer returned to the starting lineup on September 1st. Salvador Perez has 11 hits in his last 31 at bats with 1 HR and 8 RBI. Billy Butler only has four hits in his last 22 at bats with three RBI. Alex Gordon was the only other player to hit a HR (.200 with 2 HR’s and 4 RBI). Kansas City has dipped to 5th in ERA (3.52) in American League. Liam Hendricks delivered a surprising plus start when he allowed one run in seven innings with no walks and five strikeouts. James Shields only allowed one run in seven innings with 4 K’s, and Danny Duffy has only allowed two runs in his last 13.3 innings with 10 K’s.

Minnesota Twins: The Twins have lost eight of their last ten games as they remain in last place in the AL Central by 16 games. Their offense has scored double-digit runs three times in the last 12 games, but their pitching staff has also allowed two teams to score double-digit runs over the same period. Minnesota remains 14th in American League in ERA (4.54). Phil Hughes continues to be the team’s best pitcher; he allowed four runs in 15.7 innings with no walks and 9 K’s. He has a 1.67 ERA in his last six starts with 39 K’s in 43 innings. Kyle Gibson was the only other pitcher to have success (1 run in five innings with six strikeouts). The most surprising part of this team has been their offense this season. The Twins have climbed to 5th in the AL in runs scored (603), which is only three less runs than the high-powered Toronto Blue Jays. Brian Dozier has 10 hits in his last 28 at bats with 3 RBI. Jordan Schafer hit .423 with 5 RBI and 3 SB’s, while Trevor Plouffe was the team’s most productive hitter (2 HR’s and 4 RBI are).

2014 AL East Outside Corner Report- Week 22 Fantasy Baseball Recap

Baltimore Orioles: Baltimore has just about wrapped up the American League East as they have a 9.5 game lead with 25 games remaining. They have won seven of their last nine games to go along with 36 wins in their last 53 games. In those 53 games, the Orioles have allowed 169 runs (3.19 per game), and they have outscored their opponents in August by 48 runs in 28 games. As we approach the playoffs, Baltimore has had the most struggles with Detroit (1-5) and Oakland (2-4). They continue to lead the majors in HR’s (179) while only being sixth in the American League in runs scored (596). Chris Davis was the team’s most productive batter on the week (.300 with 2 HR’s and 8 RBI). Nelson Cruz had a pair of homeruns, but he has 9 K’s in his last 27 at bats. The Orioles acquired Alejandro De Aza prior to September 1st. He will add depth to the outfield and provide a left-handed bat off the bench. Kevin Gausman lost both of his starts on the week when he allowed six runs and 13 base runners in 11.3 innings with 11 K’s. Miguel Gonzalez delivered the best start on the week when he allowed one run and four hits over seven innings with 6 K’s. Baltimore has moved to sixth in the AL in ERA (3.59).

Boston Red Sox: Boston has had a very disappointing season after winning the World Series in 2013. It’s interesting to hear some of the local older generation talk about the team. Overall, there is a lot of frustration, but many of those fans really don’t understand how lucky they were last season. The Red Sox didn’t have a great team last year, but the team had one of those magical seasons where the stars aligned, so this season they were really playing with house money. Boston hasn’t had a winning month all season, and they continue to be last in American League in runs scored (535). They did an excellent job at the trade deadline to add some quality major league bats to their roster. The Red Sox also signed Cuban OF Rusney Castillo to a seven-year contract to ensure more upside in their offense in 2015. Over his last two full seasons in Cuba, Castillo hit .328 with 34 HRs, 51 SB’s and 145 RBI in 740 at bats. Mookie Betts, their American-born future star, hit .375 last week with 2 HR’s and 7 RBI. He is destined to be the Red Sox leadoff hitter in 2015. Will Middlebrooks only has three hits in his last 23 at bats with 8 K’s. Brock Holt hit .154 with 10 strikeouts in 26 at bats. Clay Buchholz continues his upward progression – he delivered a complete game three hit shutout with 6 K’s in his last start against Tampa.

New York Yankees: New York remains in second place in the AL East despite losing their last three games. The Yankees have been outscored by 22 runs this season. In a way, New York has somewhat overachieved their roster as they have had multiple pitching injuries. They are eighth in the American League in ERA (3.85). The Shane Greene ride ended abruptly when he was drilled by Boston on Tuesday night, allowing six runs and nine base runners in 2.7 innings. Hiroki Kuroda has allowed three runs or less in his last six starts to lower his ERA to 3.88 on the season. New York is 14th in the AL in runs scored (539). Martin Prado hit .391 with one HR. Mark Teixeira only has two hits in his last 23 at bats with 9 K’s and is hitting .179 over the last 30 days with only 1 HR and 4 RBI in 78 at bats. Jacoby Ellsbury has hit .340 over the last month with 5 HR’s, 15 RBI and 8 SB’s.

Tampa Bay Rays: The Rays have lost 11 of their last 17 games to fall five games under .500 on the year, and they have only scored over four runs in a game once in their last 10 contests. Their pitching staff remains third in the American League in ERA (3.49). Chris Archer was blasted for seven runs and 12 base runners over four innings. Drew Smyly continues to pitch at a high level since being traded to Tampa. He allowed three runs in 12.7 innings with only five hits allowed and 13 K’s; he has a 1.73 ERA and 0.72 with in his last six starts covering 41.7 innings with 36 strikeouts. Alex Cobb has a 1.49 ERA in his last six starts with 36 strikeouts in 36.3 innings. The Rays are 13th in the AL in runs scored (540), and no starting batter on the team hit over .280 on the week. Evan Longoria was team’s most productive batter (1 HR and 4 RBI). Matt Joyce only has three hits in his last 24 at bats with 9 K’s, while Wil Myers is hitting .180 with 19 strikeouts in 50 at bats since returning from the DL.

Toronto Blue Jays: The Blue Jays had a dismal August (9-17) as they only scored 86 runs (3.31 per game), although they have won four of their last five games to remain three games over .500 on the year. Their success of late is due to improved pitching. In all four of their wins, Toronto allowed three runs or less, but they remain 11th in the American League in ERA (4.12). Drew Hutchison has only allowed one run in his last 13 innings with 16 K’s. Mark Buehrle continues his second-half fade as he has only won one game in his last 15 starts. The Blue Jays would love to lose his contract. Toronto has fallen to 4th in the AL in runs scored (606). José Bautista hit .368 with 4 HR’s and 6 RBI, and Dioner Navarro has seven hits in his last 14 at bats with 1 HR and 2 RBI. José Reyes and Melky Cabrera both only have three hits in their last 21 at bats with a combined 2 HR’s and 6 RBI.

2014 NL East Outside Corner Report- Week 22 Fantasy Baseball Recap

Atlanta Braves: The Braves have lost three of their last four games while only scoring a combined one run and now trail Milwaukee by half a game for the last wild card slot in the National League. The Brewers are doing their best to keep Atlanta in contention as they have lost eight straight games. The Braves are 13th in the NL in runs scored (521) and 3rd in ERA (3.28). Jason Heyward has nine hits in his last 26 at bats with 2 RBI and 3 SB’s. Andrelton Simmons only has four hits in his last 26 at bats with seven strikeouts, and Chris Johnson came up empty last week when he had four hits in 21 at bats with 8 K’s. Alex Wood delivered an electric start when he struck out 12 batters in eight shutout innings against Miami. Wood has a 1.96 ERA and 0.97 whip in his last six starts 40 strikeouts in 41.3 innings. Julio Teheran has allowed two runs or less in his last four starts (1.80 ERA), leading to three victories.

Miami Marlins: Miami has lost seven of their last 10 games to fall three games under .500. They remain in third place in the NL East while trailing Washington by 11 games. The Marlins are 13th in the NL in ERA (3.87). Jarred Cosart delivered his fourth straight plus start when he threw seven shutout innings with five strikeouts against Arizona. He has only allowed two runs in his last 27.7 innings with just 14 strikeouts. Tom Koehler allowed four runs in 13 innings with 16 K’s in his two starts last week, but he was unable to bring home a victory. Giancarlo Stanton hit .304 with 3 HR’s and 5 RBI, and Donovan Solano has eight hits in his last 22 at bats with 1 HR and 3 RBI. Garrett Jones only has two hits in his last 19 at bats with 8 K’s. Christian Yelich hit .360 with 5 runs and 3 RBI. Miami is seventh in the National League in runs scored (562).

New York Mets: New York has lost nine of their last 15 games to fall 14 games behind the Nationals in the NL East. Their pitching staff has allowed five runs or more in five of their last six starts and remain seventh in the National League in ERA (3.59). Jacob DeGrom has continued where he left off prior to going on the DL, allowing one earned run in 13 innings with 11 K’s. Jonathon Niese was drilled for nine runs and 20 base runners and 13.3 innings. Bartolo Colón was also a train wreck as he allowed six runs and nine hits in 5.3 innings. Juan Lagares hit .310 with 5 runs, 3 RBI and 5 SB’s. David Wright has 12 strikeouts in his last 28 at bats with six RBI, and Curtis Granderson only has one hit in his last 21 at bats with eight strikeouts. New York now ranks 10th in the NL in runs scored (538).

Philadelphia Phillies: The Phillies are desperately trying to move out of last place in the NL East. They have won nine of their last 12 games, but they still remain 10 games under .500. The pitching staff has shut out the Braves in back-to-back games while their offense has scored four runs or more 10 times during the recent hot streak. Philadelphia moved to eighth in the NL in runs scored (548). Ben Revere has 10 hits in his last 27 at bats with 4 runs, 5 RBI and 3 SB’s. He is hitting .350 over the last 30 days with 12 SB’s. Ryan Howard only has four hits in his last 24 at bats with 1 HR, 6 RBI and 10 K’s. He has been very productive over the last month (.258 with 4 HR’s and 24 RBI). Jimmy Rollins hit .333 with a pair of RBI. Marlon Byrd only has two hits in his last 17 at bats with 9 K’s. The Phillies has climbed to 12th in the National League in ERA (3.85). Kyle Kendrick delivered seven shutout innings while only allowing three hits with four strikeouts, and Cole Hamels didn’t allow a hit in six innings with 7 K’s.

Washington Nationals: Washington has only won three of their last eight games, but they remain seven games ahead of Atlanta in the NL East. The Nationals are still first in the National League in ERA (3.13). Steven Strasburg only allowed one run in 7.7 innings with eight strikeouts. He has 210 K’s in 183 innings this season. Doug Fister hasn’t won a game in his last four starts and has allowed 11 runs and 31 base runners in his last 16.7 innings. Jordan Zimmermann has allowed two runs or less in his last eight starts. Washington has moved to second in the NL in runs scored (592). Bryce Harper has 11 hits in his last 25 at bats with 4 HR’s and 4 RBI. Last week the National combined for 17 home runs. Jason Werth hit .286 with 3 HR’s and 5 RBI, and Denard Span, Asdrubal Cabrera and Wilson Ramos all hit a pair of homeruns. The only player to struggle was Ian Desmond who hit .143 with 12 strikeouts and 28 at bats.

2014 NL Central Outside Corner Report- Week 22 Fantasy Baseball Recap

Chicago Cubs: The Cubs have been a very exciting team over the last three weeks of the season. They have won 11 of their last 17 games, but they remain in last place in the NL Central. It appears they have a young nucleus of players that will help them contend for a World Series title down the road if their pitching staff can have success. Last week four players had 10 hits or more. Jorge Soler appears to be a monster as he has 10 hits in his last 22 at bats with 2 HR’s and 8 RBI, and Luis Valbuena has been on a tear lately as he hit .333 with 3 HR’s and 5 RBI. Chris Coghlan has 11 hits in his last 30 at bats with five RBI. Starlin Castro hit .417 with one home run. Javier Baez has 10 strikeouts in his last 32 at bats with only four hits. His lack of success was somewhat match by Arismendy Alcantara who had four hits in 29 at bats with 10 strikeouts. Chicago has moved to ninth in the NL in runs scored (540). Jake Arrieta allowed seven runs and 17 base runners in 10 innings. Felix Doubront delivered a plus start when he allowed one run in seven innings with 4 K’s. Justin Turner probably had his best start of the year when he allowed one run in 6.3 innings with seven strikeouts. The Cubs are 10th in the National League in ERA (3.73).

Cincinnati Reds: Cincinnati has only won 23 of their last 56 games to fall completely out of contention for a playoff spot. They have lost three of their last four games, dropping them nine games behind St. Louis in the NL Central. Their pitching staff is sixth in the NL in ERA (3.53). Mike Leake deliver the best start of the week when he allowed no runs in seven innings with 1 K; he hasn’t allowed a run in his last 13.7 innings. Johnny Cueto allowed two runs in eight innings with 6 K’s in a victory over Pittsburgh. Cueto is having the best season of his career. This week he recorded his 205th strikeout on the season in 207 innings and has only allowed 145 hits. The Red’s lack of success was due to some injuries to their offense. They are 14th in the NL in runs scored (519). Billy Hamilton hit .333 with five stolen bases, and he seems motivated to run down Dee Gordon for the stolen base title in the NL. Brandon Phillips only has one hit in his last 23 at bats. Jay Bruce hit .200 with 10 strikeouts in 20 at bats.

Milwaukee Brewers: As the Packers are set to take the field on Thursday night, the Brewers appear to be fading off into the sunset. They have lost 11 of their last 13 games to fall out of first place in the NL Central for the first time since April 4th. They have lost eight straight games while scoring two runs or less seven times and have dropped to third in the NL in runs scored (585). Geraldo Parra was the only regular batter to have success on the week (.333 with 1 HR and 2 RBI). Scooter Gennett only has three hits in his last 21 at bats, and Jean Segura has one hit in his last 13 at bats with no production. He is hitting .200 over the last month with only three runs and two RBI. Milwaukee is 11th in the National League in ERA (3.79). Matt Garza returned the DL, but he was drilled for six runs and nine base runners in three innings. Mike Fiers allowed three runs in seven innings with 9 K’s; he has a 1.80 ERA in his last five starts with 41 strikeouts in 35 innings.

Pittsburgh Pirates: The Pirates still have a great opportunity to make the playoffs. Every time they make a step forward, they seem to give back their success. They won four games to start the week before losing three straight to fall four games behind St. Louis in the NL Central. This year they have lost 27 of 44 games to the Brewers, Reds and Cardinals. Pittsburgh is ninth in the National League in ERA (3.67). Edinson Volquez allowed only one run in 14 innings with 11 K’s and has a 1.38 ERA in his last few starts with 31 strikeouts in 39 innings. Francisco Liriano has only allowed two runs in his last 13 innings with 13 K’s after getting drilled in his previous start. Vance Worley ended his personal three-game losing streak when he allowed one run in 6.3 innings with four strikeouts. The Pirates have dropped to fifth in the NL in runs scored (578). Josh Harrison continues to play at a high level as he has 10 hits in his last 24 at bats with 1 HR and 2 RBI. Neil Walker was the team’s most productive hitter (1 HR and 5 RBI). Andrew McCutchen only has five hits in his last 23 at bats with one home run.

St. Louis Cardinals: The Cardinals lost four straight games while only scoring six combined runs last week, but they didn’t lose a game in the standings. They have won their last four games to overtake Milwaukee for the lead in the NL Central by two games. Their recent success has been due to a much better offense. St. Louis has scored 33 runs in the last four games, but their pitching staff has allowed four runs or more 10 times in their last 13 games. It appears all teams in this division will limp to the finish line. The Cardinals are eighth in the NL in ERA (3.64). Shelby Miller only allowed two runs in 14 innings with 8 K’s. The only other pitcher to have success was Marco Gonzalez who allowed one run in six innings with 5 K’s. Adam Wainwright has a 5.50 ERA and 1.44 whip in his last three starts. St. Louis has moved to the 12th in the NL in runs scored (533) while hitting the least amount of homeruns (90). Matt Holliday hit .320 with 3 HR’s and 13 RBI, and Jon Jay has eight hits in his last 18 at bats with relatively no production. Kolten Wong was the only other player to hit a home run (.250 with 2 HR’s and 4 RBI).

2014 NL West Outside Corner Report- Week 22 Fantasy Baseball Recap

Arizona Diamondbacks: The Diamondbacks have lost six of their last nine games despite their pitching staff allowing three runs or less in their last seven contests. They remain in fourth place in the NL West, trailing the Dodgers by 19.5 games. Arizona is 14th in the NL in ERA (4.15) and 11th in runs scored (538). David Peralta led the team in hitting for the week (.348 with 2 RBI). Didi Gregorius only has two hits in his last 18 at bats with seven strikeouts while Jake Lamb‘s only hit in 14 at bats was a grand slam. Vidal Nuno has only allowed seven runs in his last 29 innings with 24 K’s. Josh Collmenter has allowed two runs in his last 21.7 innings with 16 strikeouts. Wade Miley has allowed three runs or less in his last five starts, but he hasn’t won a game since July 30th.

Colorado Rockies: The Rockies have lost six of their last nine games to remain locked and loaded in last place in the NL West. After struggling to score runs in seven straight games on the road (12 runs), Colorado scored 26 runs in their last three games. They remain in first place in the National League in runs scored (647) and HR’s (160). Josh Rutledge has seven hits in his last 17 at bats with 7 runs and 6 RBI. Charlie Blackmon was the team’s most productive hitter (2 HR’s and 6 RBI), and Corey Dickerson also chipped in with a pair homeruns and five RBI. Their pitching staff remains the worst in baseball with a 4.98 ERA. Christian Bergman allowed three runs in 11.3 innings with five strikeouts in his two starts this week. Tyler Matzek threw seven shutout innings while allowing three hits against Arizona and has a 2.18 ERA in his last three starts covering 20.7 innings.

Los Angeles Dodgers: The Dodgers may not be the favorites in the NL West after losing four of their last six games. They remain fourth in the National League in ERA (3.28). Clayton Kershaw allowed one run and three hits over eight innings with eight strikeouts and won his 17th game in 23 starts this season. Zack Greinke allowed one run and four hits over eight innings with 8 K’s. He has a 2.50 ERA in his last 11 starts with 81 K’s in 75.7 innings. Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed one run in seven innings with 7 K’s in his first start since going on the DL on August 13th. LA has fallen to 6th in the NL in runs scored (575). Adrian Gonzalez has nine hits in his last 28 at bats with 1 HR and 2 RBI, and Carl Crawford hit .318 with 1 HR, 2 RBI and 2 SB’s. Dee Gordon only has three hits in his last 26 at bats. Yasiel Puig hit .190 with no RBI production and is hitting .200 over the last 30 days with no HR’s and only 4 RBI.

San Diego Padres: The Padres are back on the uptick. They have won six of their last eight games while scoring three runs or less in each of their last seven contests. San Diego remains second in the National League in ERA (3.15). Andrew Cashner allowed three runs in 13 innings with 13 strikeouts. Tyson Ross, Ian Kennedy and Odrisamer Despaigne allowed a combined 3 runs and 14 hits over 20 innings with 20 K’s. Joaquin Benoit will most likely miss a couple weeks of the season with a shoulder issue, which will create an opportunity for Kevin Quackenbush to pitch in the ninth inning. The Padres remain last in the majors in runs scored (448) by a wide margin (71 runs). René Rivera has six hits in his last 14 at bats with one RBI, and Alexi Amarista hit .364 with three RBI. The only San Diego player to hit a home run was Corey Spangenberg.

San Francisco Giants: The Giants have won seven of their last nine games to pull within two games of the Dodgers in the NL West. Their offense exploded to score double-digit runs three times in their last six games. San Francisco has moved to fourth in the NL in runs scored (582). Five players had double-digit hits last week. Buster Posey led the way with 13 hits in 26 at bats with 1 HR and 10 RBI. Hunter Pence hit .448 with 10 runs, 1 HR and 10 RBI. Joe Panik had 13 hits in 30 at bats with eight runs scored and 2 RBI, and Gregor Blanco hit .400 with 2 HR’s and 7 RBI. Even backup catcher Andrew Susac chipped in with six hits in 15 at bats with 1 HR and 7 RBI. The Giants are fifth in the National League in ERA (3.47). Madison Bumgarner won his 16th game of the season when he allowed one run in six innings with 7 K’s. He has a 1.57 ERA and 0.63 whip in his last six starts with 56 strikeouts in 46 innings. His recent success is a result of better command (3 walks in 46 innings). Jake Peavy has won three of his last four starts while allowing only four runs in 28.7 innings with 24 strikeouts. He has a solid 2.66 ERA in the National League.

Daily Fantasy Football Reflection 2013

As we prepare for the 2014 daily game season, I thought it might help to look back at the game by game results of all the players in 2013. By reviewing this information, it is easy to see how many pitfalls there are each week in fantasy football. Also, by adding this insight to the 2014 research, a fantasy player will have a better idea of who has more consistent success. 

2013 Final Game by Game Player Data

2014 NL West Outside Corner Report- Week 21 Fantasy Baseball Recap

Arizona Diamondbacks: Arizona has lost nine of their last 11 games to fall 23 games under .500. They are 14th in the National League in ERA (4.24) and 9th in runs scored (517). Wade Miley has only allowed three runs in his last 12.7 innings with 10 K’s, but he has allowed 25 base runners (10 walks). Josh Collmenter deliver the best start of the week when he allowed no runs in 8.3 innings with eight strikeouts. Trevor Cahill was blasted for six runs and nine base runners over 3.3 innings. Ender Inciarte hit .280 with 4 RBI and 3 SB’s, but Miguel Montero was the team’s most productive batter (.286 with 1 HR and 4 RBI).

Colorado Rockies: The Rockies have won six of their last 10 games, which is a huge accomplishment considering how far they have fallen this season. Colorado remains in first place in the NL in runs scored (614) and HR’s (151). Over the first 84 games this season, the Rockies scored 417 runs (4.96 per game). Over their last 49 games, Colorado has only scored 196 runs (4 runs per game). Their pitching staff has allowed 442 runs in their last 77 games (5.74 runs per game). Tyler Matzek allowed two runs in seven innings with 7 K’s on the road against San Francisco, and Jorge De La Rosa allowed four runs in his last 13 innings with eight strikeouts. He leads the Rockies with 13 wins this season. The Rockies have the worst pitching staff in baseball with a 4.95 ERA. D.J. LeMahieu has nine hits in his last 17 at bats with 1 HR and 2 RBI. Josh Rutledge only has three hits in his last 20 at bats with no production. Charlie Blackmon hit .364 with one RBI, and Corey Dickerson was the team’s most productive hitter (.318 with 3 HR’s and 6 RBI).

Los Angeles Dodgers: The Dodgers have won six of their last eight games to open up a five game lead over San Francisco in the NL West. They are fourth in the National League in ERA (3.36). Clayton Kershaw has double-digit strikeouts in his last three starts and is a lock to win the National League Cy Young Award. Kershaw has a 1.73 ERA in 22 starts the season with 194 K’s in 161.3 innings and is 9-1 in his last 12 starts with a 1.21 ERA and 108 K’s in 97 innings. Dan Haren was the only other pitcher to have success on the week (one run in seven innings with 6 K’s). LA has fallen to fifth in the NL in runs scored (552). Dee Gordon has 11 hits in his last 27 at bats with 3 RBI and 1 SB. Matt Kemp hit .300 with 1 HR and 7 RBI, and Adrian Gonzalez had six hits in his last 16 at bats with 1 HR and 7 RBI. Yasiel Puig didn’t have a hit in 16 at bats.

San Diego Padres: The Padreshave lost eight of their last 13 games to fall 13 games behind LA in the National League West. They have scored two runs or less four times in their last seven games and remain the lowest scoring team in baseball (436 runs – 3.27 runs per game). Yasmani Grandal was the team’s most productive hitter (.278 with 1 HR and 5 RBI). Rymer Liriano only has one hit in his last 18 at bats, which was duplicated by Seth Smith. Yangervis Solarte hit .308 with two RBI. The Padres remain in second in the NL in ERA (3.18). Odrisamer Despaigne had his second electric game in four starts when he allowed one run in seven innings with 9 K’s, but unfortunately he has been a disaster in four of his last six outings. Andrew Cashner returned to the mound last week when he allowed two runs in five innings with only one strikeout.

San Francisco Giants: The Giants are eight games under .500 over the last 76 games, but they remain well within contention of a playoff spot. They have won seven of their last 11 games but still trail the Dodgers by five games. Currently, San Francisco would make the playoffs by winning the last wild card spot in the National League. The pitching staff is fifth in the NL in ERA (3.41). Tim Lincecum has a 9.49 ERA in his last 24.7 innings while allowing 56 runners to reach base. This has led to him being bumped to the bullpen. Yusmeiro Petit hasn’t allowed a run, hit or walk in his last 12.3 innings with 16 strikeouts. He will take over the fifth slot in San Fran’s starting rotation. Madison Bumgarner has 25 strikeouts in his last two starts. He has only allowed four runs in his last 23 innings with 34 K’s. The Giants are seventh in the NL in runs scored (522). Buster Posey has 15 hits in his last 31 at bats with 5 HR’s and 10 RBI, and Pablo Sandoval hit .357 with three RBI. Hunter Pence has nine hits in his last 27 at bats with 1 HR and 4 RBI, but he has 10 K’s. Michael Morse only has five hits in his last 23 at bats with two RBI. You can mark it down on August 28th, San Francisco will win the World Series in 2014.