Fantasy sports

Toronto Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez celebrates his two-run triple as Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas stands next to him during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 11:15 am
As we enter the last full week of April, perhaps there's a chance that there are only a handful of postponements for the week, instead of a handful each day. Samples at the plate and on the mound are getting larger, but still far too little to put too much emphasis on them. But let's take a look at...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani works against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning of a spring training baseball game, in Tempe, Ariz. Ohtani had general managers scrambling this winter with his jump to the major leagues. They weren’t alone. For the folks who write the code that tracks stats for fantasy baseball websites, Ohtani’s two-way talents have caused quite a conundrum. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 26, 2018 - 9:12 am
Shohei Ohtani had general managers scrambling this winter with his jump to the major leagues. They weren't alone. For folks who write the code that tracks stats for fantasy baseball websites, Ohtani's two-way talents have caused quite a conundrum. At CBS fantasy baseball headquarters in Fort...
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March 26, 2018 - 2:19 am
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March 23, 2018 - 2:46 pm
Editors: To help with your planning, here are stories The Associated Press is planning in advance of the 2018 MLB season. All times EDT. If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Sports Editor Ed Montes at [email protected] . This advisory may be updated. — Full page graphic MLB 2018 PREVIEW...
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Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera (24) gets a high-five from teammate Nicholas Castellanos, center, after hitting a home run in the first inning as New York Yankees catcher Erik Kratz, right, waits for the next batter in a spring training baseball exhibition game, Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
March 19, 2018 - 2:38 am
The first base position has traditionally been loaded with talent and a primary source of power for fantasy players. With overall HR totals increasing for four straight seasons, and perceived depth at the position, some fantasy managers may put off selecting a first baseman until the later rounds...
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Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant throws to first base during the team's exhibition baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 17, 2018. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 2:37 am
Third base is a polarizing position for 2018, as some fantasy analysts say it's extremely deep and others say it falls off tremendously after the top 10. It all comes down to roster structure and your league size. Outside of Mike Trout and Jose Altuve, the safest player in fantasy baseball is Nolan...
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File-This is a 2018 photo shows Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros baseball team. A person familiar with the negotiations says AL MVP Altuve and the World Series champion Astros have agreed to a contract that guarantees him an additional $151 million over five seasons from 2020-24. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, March 16, 2018, because the agreement had not been announced. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
March 17, 2018 - 9:13 pm
Second base is a deep position in fantasy baseball this season. Like most positions it's loaded at the top before the value drops, but when it comes to selecting your middle infielder in the later rounds of your draft, you are much more likely to take a second baseman than a shortstop. Positional...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers to the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 15, 2018 - 5:26 am
The baseball world is buzzing about the home run barrage and offensive explosion of the last two seasons, and there's no doubt it has changed the game. But the fantasy baseball community is much more concerned with what is going on with starting pitchers because those changes make it necessary to...
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March 15, 2018 - 5:20 am
Never pay for saves. That mantra has been a constant in fantasy baseball circles almost as long as it has been played. Top relievers dominated the saves category, but their dearth of wins and strikeouts limited their value in comparison to starting pitchers. Despite posting elite ratios, relievers...
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March 08, 2018 - 10:17 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott and Kansas City rookie standout Kareem Hunt are scheduled to be among the headliners for a fantasy football convention that expects to draw more than 200 NFL players this summer. The event will be held in Dallas again after making its debut in 2017...
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