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The Field of Dreams Fantasy Draft

June 5, 2010 1 comment

At Not in HD, we try to create with the purpose of blowing your mind. As many of you may recall, about two months ago our staff of writer-extraordinaires put together a hilariously fascinating concept: The History of Sports Fantasy Draft. We had a blast doing so, and by the feedback I received from our readers, you were thoroughly entertained.

Because we aim to please – and because I am a huge sports nerd – I buried my head in the history books and came up with an idea for a sequel which was to be pure delight: Read more…

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The Market: Fantasy MLB Sleepers and Insomniacs

April 24, 2010 1 comment

We are three weeks into the MLB season and your fantasy drafts have come and gone. You and I both know you probably swung for the fences a few too many times, leaving you to build your hotel empire on Baltic Ave (Carlos Zambrano). Now comes the hard part; cleaning up the mess. Yet I’ve let you down of late, and not provided you with adequate fantasy tools, leaving you with Matthew Berry and Eric Karabell, which is essentially like going to school naked. How in God’s name have I not written a fantasy sleepers column yet?

Easy, I have been too focused on division previews and Opening Day. Well, leave you hanging out in the breeze will I NO LONGER. (Even though I still have one more division to break down before I’m in the clear.)

It’s finally time to talk fantasy sleepers and duds. Read more…

Most Untradeable Fantasy Keepers: No. 1-13

April 6, 2010 Leave a comment

If you haven’t read Part One of the Top-30 Keepers list (No. 14-30), do so before rejoining us. In this edition I am gifting you with the top 13 names in baseball you should be sniffing out for keeper purposes.

Remember there is only one rule to follow… Read more…

Most Untradeable Fantasy MLB Keepers: No. 14-30

April 4, 2010 Leave a comment

The funny thing about fantasy keeper leagues, is that there’s no single winning formula in which to build your perennial contender. If you had to peg a strategy though, continually upgrading your keeper core from year-to-year, making them as strong as possible, would probably be the way to go.

The question of how to go about doing so, is a riddle that too few ever figure out. Identifying your Holy Grails can often be hard enough as it is. It’s easy to look at the previous year’s numbers to figure out the most helpful players, but much harder to take recent history, player make-up, team/ballpark support, position, age and skill sets, to prognosticate a player’s potential upside.

Lucky for you, I’m here to do it all for you. Read more…

The History of Sports Fantasy Draft

March 31, 2010 4 comments

You’re like me. As your fantasy league draft draws near, an itch that not even Lamisil can cure starts growing inside of you. Fantasy drafts are the BEST. The thrill of anticipation is undeniable. Like going to sleep on Christmas Eve, but hopped up on PEDs and ADHD medication. Really the only problem with fantasy MLB, NBA or NFL drafts is that you pretty much know what you’re getting into with each one.

Unless of course, you create your own draft, unique to you and your buddies. Any theme is a good one. You know, like The History of Sports. Enter the Not in HD writing staff who would exit better men than we were. Read more…