- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade9 mins ago
On today's informative broadcast, Brad Evans and Dalton Del Don cannonball splash into the free agent pool, discussing the FAAB dollars it will take to earn the services of Charcandrick West, Josh McCown and Brandon LaFell. Our intrepid fanalysts also played a game of 'Panic or Patience' instructing whether owners should pull the plug or wait out the contributions of struggling stars Peyton Manning, Eddie Lacy, Jeremy Hill and Mike Evans. This past Sunday's 'Freak of the Week' was also unveiled and we answered your Twitter questions.
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By Andrew Fiorentino RotoWire Hockey Writer
Tuesday night is one of the bigger early NHL slates of the year, with nine games going down. Considering the Penguins, Kings, Oilers, Devils and Hurricanes are still looking for their first victory, while a number of teams are looking to avoid their first loss, the action should be fast and furious.
With the Jets, Lightning, Canucks and Panthers playing in the second of a back-to-back set, we could see backup netminders rolled out by those teams. But it's early in the year, and the backups in Tampa, Vancouver and Florida are rather weak, so we could see some back-to-back action for those starting goalies.
Let's find some value to send your Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey rosters on to glory.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade21 hrs ago
Fantasy owners looking to cash big in Yahoo DFS are always in the market for connector players, low-dollar options that provide roster flexibility and fatten wallets. Every Monday we'll bargain hunt in an attempt to unearth buried treasure. Today's featured buys come from PIT/SD, a matchup with various fantasy interests.
Dontrelle Inman, SD, WR ($10 in Yahoo DFS) – Remember this guy? Down the homestretch last year, Inman was an unsung hero in deep PPR-focused leagues. Against San Francisco and Kansas City, he hauled in 12 receptions for 158 yards on 16 targets. At 6-foot-3, 200-pounds, the Virginia product is a long, lanky receiver who Philip Rivers is comfortable with. The Steelers secondary, which has yielded five double-digit fantasy points WRs, is nothing to write home about. Weighing the matchup and given Stevie Johnson and Malcom Floyd's possible absence, the unheralded target could post sneaky good numbers.
Monday Fantasy Freak Show: Jamaal Charles fallout, Devonta Freeman love, is Peyton Manning droppable?Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade23 hrs ago
Another exhilirating and absurd NFL Sunday is in the books. Time for Kansas City fallout, Devonta Freeman amazement, a Josh McCown breakdown and plenty of Peyton Manning concern (with some Eddie Lacy concern on the side). Come spend Columbus Day with us.
We're five weeks into this dance, we need some definition, some answers, some baselines and some predictions, too. Look back, look ahead. We're super freaky, yeow.
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By Neil Parker RotoWire Hockey Writer
It is an early start Monday, so tee up your daily lineups early. Expect the goalie confirmations to roll in sooner than later, and most specifically, daily will want to keep an eye on the health of Jaroslav Halak. He has missed the first two games of the season with an upper-body injury.
Here are your value plays to open up cap space to live large with a few high-priced stars.
Frederik Andersen, ANA vs. VAN ($36) - While still pricy, Andersen isn't the most expensive netminder, and he likely should be. He was 18-7-2 at the Honda Center last season with a .917 save percentage and a pair of shutouts. Andersen also posted a .936 save percentage, a 1.35 goals-against average and a shutout over his five starts against the Canucks last season. Plus, the Ducks went 26-12-3 in their barn last season.
Player to Avoid:
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade1 day ago
Eli Manning completed 75.9 percent of his passes and got 8.2 YPA while throwing for 441 yards and three touchdowns Sunday. He set a career high in pass attempts (54) with his final throw of the night, which was a game-winning TD strike to Larry Donnell that completed an 82-yard drive that took all of 1:24 with Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle on the sidelines for the vast majority of it. Manning has averaged 306.0 passing yards with a 10:2 TD:INT ratio over his last four games (despite the Giants “leading” the NFL in drops), taking just three sacks over that span. With an upcoming schedule (@Phi, Dal, @N.O.) that should feature a bunch of shootouts, Manning is locked in as a weekly QB1, assuming ODB’s hamstring injury isn’t serious.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Roto Arcade1 day ago
With fantasy owners potentially needing backfield help because of the injury to Jamaal Charles or looking for a bye-week replacement, we offer a few running backs to chase on the waiver wire.
Charcandrick West becomes the next man up for the Chiefs; he's been the No. 2 in recent weeks. He’s a second-year back, undrafted out of Abilene Christian. He has 12 carries and two receptions in his brief NFL career, all in the last two weeks. He finished with 36 yards on eight touches Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Looks like Knile Davis is the change-of-pace option.Sun, 11 OctChicago18 - 17Kansas CityGame Recap
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade2 days ago
Five picks against the number every week, that’s how we roll. All selections use the Yahoo Pick’em Spread.
Play along, share your five best picks in the comments. (If you need your results from Week 4, click here.)
Steelers +3 at Chargers: Three things I don’t like about San Diego right now: a crummy rushing defense, a banged-up offensive line, and no home-field advantage. The Chargers do have a major edge at quarterback, of course, and that makes up for a lot, but Michael Vick could be notably improved after a week and a half to prepare. Or maybe the Steelers will do the simplest thing, what they should have done a week ago: let Le’Veon Bell win the game for them.Sun, 11 OctSeattle24 - 27CincinnatiGame Recap
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By Jason Chen RotoWire Hockey Writer
The Kings and Jets are the only two teams taking Saturday night off with a slate of 14 games, which means almost every star player is available in the Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey. This makes a little more difficult, but there are still a few players who seem undervalued.
The Devils, Rangers, Jackets, Wings, Leafs, Blackhawks, Islanders and Coyotes will play the second of back-to-back games, but only the Wings, Leafs, Devils and Coyotes will face a different opponent. Keep that in mind when picking goalies and forwards playing against those tired teams.