Points Leagues (H2H) Waiver Wire Adds and Streamers - Week 19 rotoballer.com Sat 8/4/18 6:00 AM

Welcome back for another week of advice for points league waiver wire moves. This segment will include waiver wire adds, drops, and streaming pitchers for the upcoming week. This article will be geared specifically toward points leagues. Every points league is different, so keep that in mind. Walks and extra base hits are more valuable, whereas AVG and ERA are not important, so consider that as well. Some players will be suggested as streamers (while they are hot), or as rest-of-season adds ([...]

Week 19 Waiver Wire: H2H Category Streamers rotoballer.com Fri 8/3/18 3:00 AM

I like to consider myself a pioneer of the streaming approach. I won a league about seven years ago completely ignoring saves and just stacking up the starts each week. While streaming is undoubtedly more directly associated with pitching, there's plenty of value in streaming for offense as well. Maybe you have a stacked roster and you can't drop anyone. But for those of us with a couple of guys on the roster fringes, it's never too early to look into targeting a specific player or two to gai[...]

Ben Zobrist Out, David Bote Starting on Thursday rotoballer.com Thu 8/2/18 2:27 PM

Chicago Cubs infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the San Diego Padres. David Bote will bat ninth and play third base against lefty Robbie Erlin. Both Zobrist and Bote have been crushing the ball lately, so they could be options in fantasy leagues. However, Bote is really only worth a look in NL-only leagues. Bote could be a cheap sleeper option in DFS on Thursday.

Ben Zobrist (2B/OF, CHC) - Waiver Wire Pickups rotoballer.com Sun 7/22/18 3:58 PM

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: If it's batting average you're after, Zobrist is pacing toward his best mark in nearly a decade. The ageless wonder is hitting .293 and has drawn more walks than strikeouts, which has helped him return to fantasy relevance this year despite modest pop (six home runs) and speed (2-for-5 in stolen base attempts). He's moved around quite a bit, but generally has hit in the top half of the order for the Cubs' top-five offe[...]

Ben Zobrist (2B/OF, CHC) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups rotoballer.com Sun 7/15/18 3:45 PM

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of leagues ANALYSIS: Ben Zobrist has had a really good year as an experienced veteran. He has gotten more playing time than usual as he has filled in well for Kris Bryant while he recovered from his injury. Ben Zobrist still figures to see plenty of playing time in both the infield and outfield. He's slashing .287/.383/.418. He has a .352 wOBA. Zobrist has been successful in most categories besides home runs. He has 41 runs and 35 RBI. Th[...]

Ben Zobrist (2B/OF, CHC) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups rotoballer.com Sun 7/8/18 10:05 AM

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of leagues ANALYSIS: Ben Zobrist has been taking advantage of his opportunity. With Kris Bryant on the disabled list, Zobrist has been moving all around the field and playing everyday. He still has value once Bryant is back, but his value is really high right now. Over 26 games in June, Zobrist hit .308. He was well balanced with 14 runs, 15 RBI and 15 walks. The benefit with him over other available players is that he's reliable and consi[...]

Ben Zobrist Gets The Day Off On Sunday As Albert Almora Returns rotoballer.com Sun 7/8/18 8:25 AM

Ben Zobrist has been cycling through all the positions to give players some rest. The utility man will get some rest of his own on Sunday as Albert Almora will lead off and play center field. There's no ordinary lineup with manager Joe Maddon, especially with Kris Bryant on the disabled list. Almora will have a good matchup against Luis Castillo and the Cincinnati Reds. He's hitting .322 against right handed pitchers. Ian Happ also will start at third base today, and has been missing some ga[...]

Ben Zobrist (2B/OF, CHC) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups rotoballer.com Sun 7/1/18 1:25 PM

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago Cubs utility player Ben Zobrist may be on the back nine of his career, but that does not mean that he is an ineffective fantasy option. On Saturday, Zobrist reached base in four of his five trips to the plate, with a pair of singles and a pair of walks. That quintessentially Zobrist performance pushed his season line to .297/.394/.439. The counting stats are modest, but that may change if the veteran continu[...]

Ben Zobrist Goes Deep On Friday rotoballer.com Fri 6/29/18 4:35 PM

Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist hit his sixth home run of the season on Friday versus the Twins. Zobrist finished the game 1-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored. Zobrist is quietly having a solid season and is now hitting .290 with six home runs and 29 RBI. Zobrist is worth a look in deeper mixed leagues.

Ben Zobrist has Three Hits Out of Leadoff Spot Tuesday Night rotoballer.com Wed 6/27/18 8:11 AM

Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist went 3-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored. Zobrist singled in Ian Happ with two outs in the sixth inning and gave the Cubs the lead. Zobrist was at second base Tuesday, which may happen much more with Kris Bryant on the disabled list as Javier Baez slid over to third base. Zobrist is up to a slash line of .296/.387/.429 with 36 runs, 27 RBI, five home runs and an elite K:BB of 31:31. [...]