Hey kids, thanks for stopping by. As always, all subjects answered.
Clam down. You've more than made a profit on him this year. Not worried.
Donte Stallworth? Really, dude? Your 'Skins are terrible.
What do you think of Haynesworth to the Pats?
He'll probably do well in BB's no nonsense system. Bad fit for Washington.
Think I'm going to make a fantasy impact this year, Matthew?
Yes, though it'll be inconsistent as the Packers have so many weapons... it'll be tough to count on you in a week to week basis.
For next year, Danny Espinosa or Dusint Ackley. Also, Stubbs or Rasmus in points league w/ -1 per strikeout.
Espinosa... Think he'll out perform Ackley everywhere but avg. Probably still Stubbs.
Do you think it's getting too cute to draft Charles over the other 3 top RBs?
Nope. He's not coming back to you and if you like him, get him. And if Thomas Jones' role goes down, JC could wind up #1 - he has that kind of talent
Can't make the chat today, friggin dentist (thanks, wife). Lovin' Maybin and Jennings right now, but should i feel safe enough with them to trade away an extra outfielder before our league's deadline?
I would not feel safe with either to deal depth. Good luck at the dentist
I have the 5th pick in our football draft and I want to take Vick, but I'm scared s**tless to actually pull the trigger. Help me get through the fear.
I wrote 13k words on this subject, dude
On set at greys anatomy who should i say sup to from you?
Never seen the show. Pick a nurse.
You like the Bush to Miami in a reality standpoint? Who performs better, Bush or Thomas this season?
Not terrible from a real life standpoint - maybe he can do some wildcat things in it - but hate it for fantasy. From turf to grass, explosive offense to middle of the road... eh.
What do you think of Sid Rice with Tavaris and/or Jesus throwing him the ball? Lower WR2?
Very low. Might not crack my top 20. Sea had only 14 passing touchdowns last year. 14. T Jax is not better than Hasselbeck.
What's your vibe on the Indy WR situation? I too loved Pierre, and it's hard to quit him...is Collie a better option?
I still like Pierre more. Feel he's their best bet for a deep option and Collie is such an injury risk.... but both should be solid
Hard Justice. Last year we had an owner resign in a 3-player keeper league on the league home page with confirmation. We then found a replacement owner and moved along. Then the team that quit had Vick return from injury and is now back in. Sine the other team joinined, and the commish allowed the quitting team to come back to the league, we had to add another team to have even teams. How would you handle the keeper situation? Please help our league MB, you are our only hope!!
The new team is, in essence, an expansion team. I'd tell all previous existing teams to keep 3. Then 2 new teams should be allowed to draft 3 keepers each off the unprotected teams, going snake style. Previous Vick owner should NOT be allowed to keep Vick - he should be an expansion owner. He gave up rights when he bailed.
Which Carolina back you got? Is it close?
DAW. Not that close. Don't love anyone in that situation but Williams is the guy you want I feel...
A healthy Cozart or an awful Furcal the rest if the way?
Cozart if healthy
I Lost A-Rod, Now McCann!!! Soto, Salty or Ross to replace McCann???
I actually like what Salty has done recently
Rickie Weeks.. HELP!!!!!!!!!
Jemile Weeks is the best of a fairly bad lot...
Answer my Smurfin' question Berry. 14 tm 2 keeper league. 2rb 3wr no flex. Rank my potential keepers, Gore (1st), Forte (3rd), Maclin (5th)
Forte and Maclin. You'll get Gore or better back in the 1st
Blount and 5th rd pick worth my 3rd round pick? Keeper league and I would only lose a late round picks for him moving forward.
Yeah, I'd do that deal.
Thanks for the article today. I see you're not a fan of ZIMMERMANN, would you drop him for Vogelsong in a standard non keeper? And yes, somebody dropped Vogelsong!
I would, actually, yeah. Zimmerman's been brutal recently.
Kevin Kolb!!!! top 5 fantasy receiver now right?
Yeah, gotta be top 5.
Would I have been better off staying where I was?
Definitely. McNabb is better than either T Jax or Whitehurst
Cut Alexei for Bonifacio?
Will Vick be the #1 overall player at the end of the season?
Yes, I believe so
Can you get separate twitter accounts for football and baseball?
I've thought about that but I don't want to have to grow an account from scratch... I'll stop tweeting about baseball soon enough
After listening to the Roddy White interview on the podcast (free plug for you!), you buying into the idea of Matt Ryan as a top-8 QB?
I am not. Really enjoyed talking to Roddy but disagree with him on their offesnive potential. Good? Yes. "Greatest Show on Turf 2?" No.
The Cardinals RB with the most fantasy points at years end will be...
Where's Marshall rank if reunited with Orton instead of awful Henne?
top 20 ish
Think Orton would also help Davone Bess a lot.
Why were you giving LoMo a hard time about not walking up to the theme song yet? Don't you still have a Jonas Bros video to make?
Which fantasy running back gig is the most impossible to predict from year to year: Arizona, New England, or Indianapolis?
Colts then NE
Mr. Roto, who gets the better part of this deal, Worley for Victorino? thnx sir
As much as I like Worley, I say Victorino. Pitching easier to come by than offense
MB. first of all loved your love hate article 2nd. Drop Crisp for Reddick 10 team mixed roto?
Thanks. Yes, I would.
Daniel Thomas - Non-injury season projection?
Assuming Ricky and Ronnie are gone, I'll say 1100 and 7 TD
Vick and Gates. Read the Manifesto. In a 12 team league, where do you want to draft to give you the best shot at getting these 2 guys (Vick in the 1st round and Gates in the 3rd)?
Who to drop, abreu, snider, thames in a keeper
Do you try to mitigate risk i.e. if you take Vick, don't take an injury prone RB like DMC? Or do you just go best player available?
I'd probably err on the side of safe, but not go crazy about it. Injuries are so hard to predict. MJD was a rock until last year.
My tantalizing jingle aside, do you think I should have given Howard a chance to match the offer from the other place?
Tell me why L. McCoy shouldn't be the #2 overall pick after A. Foster in a PPR?
I'm not sure I could. Rice has more of a track record and I know there are still MJD supporters, but I love McCoy this year.
Its July. Quit pandering to the mouth-breathing morons who can't handle a fantasy sport that requires actual thought and attention. Fantasy football is terrible.
It's about 10 times more popular. I play the hits, brother.
Name Game! Colby Rasmus or Michael Brantley ROS?
Hard to say since they do such different things. I really like Brantley but I'd probably say Rasmus
Every year my keeper league has lopsided deals at the trading deadline that causes a fuss that causes everyone to question the keeper format. What is your favorite format for keeper leagues (i.e. how players are kept, how many, how long, etc.)?
I play "by the book" - the original Rotisserie League Baseball book. $260 ($280 in NL) salary cap. NL or AL only. 25 man rosters (26 in NL). Can keep up to 15.... We have an inseason salary cap to prevent too much dumping and our minor league draft (very valuable) order is set 6-12, 5-1. We pay places 1-5. So you're incentivized to play all year long and you can't do too many dump trades because of the in season cap.
Can keep a player at current salary for 2 years and then have to extend him at $5 a year for up to 3 years or throw him back no matter what at the end of 3 years
Is Moreno a keeper? Will he be clear cut starter since the Bronco's didn't grab DWill?
Yes a keeper and could be in for a big year under Fox. My guess is DEN will still bring someone in but I like him as a #2 RB a lot.
Would you trade Curtis Granderson for me and David Price?
No. You're totally legit and having a ridculous year.
NFL frenzy packed on top of the MLB trade deadline. Is this sportswriter heaven or hell?
Little of both
John Hansen says he's a better fantasy football expert than you because you divide your time between football and baseball. What say you?
Well, I've known John for a long time and that doesn't sound like something he'd say. If he did... he's entitled to his opinion. I don't get into comparing myself to anyone. I do what I do and hopefully more people dig it than not. Don't think there's such a thing as "this guy is better than that guy" - you find a guy (or woman) who does analysis you like and that's that. Everyone will get stuff right and wrong.There are many, many people who do good, strong fantasy analysis and John is among them. I respect John and not for nothing, he's in a different position than I am. He owns his own business and needs to differtiate himself from others with his expertise, so some "chest thumping" is necessary when you are a "mom and pop" site, as it were. Not saying he is doing that, but if he were, it's understandable. I had to do some of that when I was on my own. Now that I am working for ESPN, I have different goals and objectives...So if you are trying to start a feud, I'm sorry. I really like and respect 95% of the people who do fantasy analysis and the few that I don't like... I just leave them be and just try to do my thing. So far, it's working out ok.
I hate tattle tales too! Pick two the ROS Vogelsong, Beachy, or Zimmermann, Pineda?
Vogelsong and Beachy.
I'm in a league that pays $25 to the team with the top rated batter and pitcher on the player rater. Currently I'm 8/10 and have no chance of winning money for the season. Would unloading my top players for Verlander be wrong?
Absolutely not. You're trying to win in your league.
Name Game!Carly Foulkes or Current Mrs. Roto ...(pssh she is probably not reading this chat)
How do you know they're not the same person?
Is this the year that Mathews or Greene go crazy and cement themselves as top picks in fantasy football? Also is Ryan Grant a steal after the 5th round? I mean he's a starter this year no doubt?
Crazy? No. But I do like both guys a lot as sort of "post hype sleepers." Ryan Grant is worth the gamble for sure, but no, not convinced he get majority of carries there. Starks will have a role.
Can you please explain FAAB in an article or something so i can convince my fellow group members?
Read my baseball draft day manifesto from the start of the year
Heyward or Rasmus ROS?
How many WRs would you rank ahead of Gates?
Assuming there's no separate TE position... Five.... Andre, Roddy, Calvin, Nicks. Have Gates ahead of Fitz or Jennings.
Aren't you supposed to be funny?
Am I? I always forget
how come no jokes this chat? We're not here for the analysis.
I ask what's answered. Mostly serious today
Joe Saunders...Bona fide or Bonifacio?
Bonifacio. FIP is 4.84. Decent spot start if you dont need the K's and it's a good park, but nah. Not for ten team mix
Top 20ish with Orton? You must really hate him with Henne.
Well, it would still be a new system for Orton, we haven't see what kind of shape Marshall is in and Marshall's off season was, well, eventful. It's still a fairly conservative offense.
Ok gang, I gotta run. Thanks for stopping by. I'll try to answer more questions this weekend on my facebook page: www.facebook.com/matthewberrytmr