It appears that news has gotten worse for St. Louis closer Jason Motte. His injury was originally diagnosed as a “mild strain,” but it appears that there is more significant ligament damage that will force Motte onto the operating table. If Motte is unable to begin throwing by May 1, Tommy John surgery could be […]

On Monday night, Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals defeated the Michigan Wolverines to capture the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. I could take the easy way out and peacock for winning the group challenge, but since I took the chalk, I won’t do it. I could also celebrate the dominance of Luke Hancock, who came off of […]

The hot topic of the week was not the on-court battle for a slot in the NCAA Men’s Championship. Unfortunately, the NCAA was front and center for a negative topic, as video surfaced of Rutgers (now former) coach Mike Rice berating and physically confronting players. In a quick turnaround, Saturday Night Live put together a […]

As I wrote in yesterday’s PTC, Carlos Marmol’s hold on the Chicago closer job is tenuous. His effort against the Pirates on Thursday afternoon didn’t do anything to help solidify things. Marmol inherited a 3-0 lead, but then surrendered two earned runs on three hits and a walk. The fact that he was able to […]

Don’t you just love day baseball? As you ponder TPS Reports and reasons (some legit) to blow off a meeting, you can monitor the diamond and bemoan the early-season exploits of your lineup. Or, you can celebrate “Senior Prom” like the Rays. Let’s get into the notes from Wednesday’s action. I prefer the term “quick […]

Prior to Sunday’s opener, I posted updated positional rankings on the FantasyPros.com website. We had great success in the 2012 season on the Dome, producing a top-10 finish (seventh) in the draft cheatsheet competition on the FantasyPros.com site. Injuries dominate the early-2013 landscape, as owners try to ascertain how much to discount injured stars such […]

Some time back, we welcomed former San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears defensive lineman Anthony “Spice” Adams to the Fantasy Freaks show on FOX Sports Radio. Adams, of course, found post-football success online with a series of entertaining video bits that spoke to life as a free agent. Well, after dominating a “Dancing With The […]

As longtime listeners of my run with The Fantasy Freaks on FOX Sports Radio know, Rainn Wilson has been a friend to the program and an active participant in fantasy football leagues. I am curious to find out whether “The Office” fantasy league(s) will continue for 2013, but for now, I take pause to celebrate […]

We love to debate where the big names at the top of the draft board should stack up. After all, everybody knows about the on-field exploits of names like Trout, Braun and CarGo. But, as you drift through the pack, things get interesting, contentious and less certain. The term “Sleeper” (“Ninjas” in my world here […]

“Embrace debate.” That’s the unofficial slogan in sports media for 2013. That’s been the theme of fantasyland for a long, long time. For 2013, fantasy owners are debating whether Mike Trout can repeat his historic 2012 campaign, whether Josh Hamilton will stay healthy and which media members gets the first “clown” reference from Bryce Harper. […]

It seems strange to enter a Fantasy Baseball preseason discussion without the longstanding battle over Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez’s health pushes him to the back of the pack, and a new run of challengers battle toward the top of the pack. That isn’t to say that familiar names have been displaced altogether, but a new crop […]

The long road to opening day has begun. Regular starters are beginning to see at-bats and pitch to live batters. Ardent fans have descended upon spring training sites. The “wait until next year” mentality fades, at least for a short time in the desert or Florida sun. Hope springs eternal, and preparation for fantasy baseball […]

Welcome to the beginning of the SwollenDome.com Fantasy Baseball season. Following a brief hiatus to decompress after a hectic football season and the glory of Super Bowl XLVII, it’s time to turn the page and get back onto the diamond. I am rolling through position-by-position to load up the first-look fantasy rankings for the 2013 […]

Welcome to the opening salvo of 2013 Major League Baseball coverage here on the Dome. After a successful 2012 fantasy baseball campaign , attention shifted to the power and glory of the NFL. You might think it sad, but I keep a running countdown until pitchers and catchers report on my office wall. Spring training […]

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As always, we await some information on those outstanding injuries. Here is the first-look at this week’s rankings heading into the Saturday night matchup between Atlanta and Detroit. Let’s get it on. Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros

Dwayne Bowe, Fred Jackson, Davone Bess, Jared Cook, Mario Manningham, Ahmad Bradshaw, Jordy Nelson, Dustin Keller, Ronnie Brown, Jonathan Stewart, Ray Lewis, Henry Melton, Tim Jennings — all OUT Brandon Pettigrew (likely OUT) Dez Bryant, Roddy White, Bilal Powell — Game-Time Decisions Jay Cutler, Cecil Shorts III, Danny Amendola, Sidney Rice, Darren McFadden, Terrell Suggs […]

It’s that time. We’ve got three weeks remaining on the NFL’s regular season. That means that the fantasy playoffs are in full swing. The race to the championship is on. There are ninjas behind every corner. Who becomes the hero of the day? Will Andy Dalton race out to a big night against the Eagles, […]

It’s time to update the charts and get things rolling to the fantasy playoffs. That’s right. We have one more week of regular season action before the glory of the fantasy playoffs begin. I’ve gone thought the playoff schedules (Weeks 14-16) for each team to find you some value. Perhaps you can make a play […]

I quote Ozzy Osbourne as we enter Week 13 of this NFL season. “I love you all.” It’s been a crazy run to this point, and owners have stalked the waiver wire and rolled over their rosters in pursuit of a playoff berth. The injury list reads for several pages. You might wish to just […]

The Bye weeks are gone! Three games are in the books … and every guy on your roster has a red injury designation. It’s Week 12 in the NFL. I will update these once again as new information warrants today. Let’s get it on. Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros

The games of Week 10 are upon us. You won’t have the Packers, Cardinals, Browns or Redskins to consider this week. They’re off. You’re also digging deeper and deeper, way, way down for running back help given the myriad injuries affecting the slot. Aaron Hernandez, Percy Harvin, Darren McFadden, DeMarco Murray are OUT. Owen Daniels […]

Best 1. KC — @ CLE, @ OAK, IND 2. PHI — @TB, CIN, WAS 3. WAS — BAL, @ CLE, @ PHI 4. TB — PHI, @ NO, STL 5. BAL — @ WAS, DEN, NYG 6. STL — @ BUF, MIN, @ TB Worst 32. SD — @ PIT, CAR, @ NYJ 31. […]

Best 1. HOU — @ NE, IND, MIN 2. STL — @ BUF, MIN, @ TB 3. KC — @ CLE, @ OAK, IND 4. PHI — @ TB, CIN, WAS 5. CLE — KC, WAS, @ DEN 6. TB — PHI, @ NO, STL Worst 32. SD — @ PIT, CAR, @ NYJ 31. […]

Best 1. NYG — NO, @ ATL, @ BAL 2. NYJ — @ JAX, @ TEN, SD 3. DEN — @ OAK, @ BAL, CLE 4. OAK — DEN, KC, @ CAR 5. KC — @ CLE, @ OAK, IND 6. TEN — @ IND, NYJ, @ GB Worst — Counting Back 32. ARI — […]