FANTASY FOOTBALL 2015: First Sleeper BEAST of the Season (Austin Seferian-Jenkins)

FANTASY FOOTBALL 2015:

First Sleeper BEAST of the Season (Austin Seferian-Jenkins)

 

By Muntradamus

 

BEAST DOME NATION.

With the #1 pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. The Tampa Buccaneers finally added the QB Josh Freeman was supposed to be. With Jameis Winston joining a lethal squad that features Vincent Jackson and BEAST DOME Sleeper of 2014, Mike Evans. Things are already looking bright for the future QB star who was throwing to a 5’10 WR at Florida State as his #1 option, and a very slow TE in Nick O’Leary who almost won TE of the year his Junior year, only to win it his next season as a Senior.

There is no doubt the Buc’s have a bright future, and the biggest X-Factor of all who is going to break out is last season’s BEAST ALERT.

AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS 2014 (BEAST DOME ARTICLE)

In the article above, I put in Quotes.

AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS – TE – TB

“..ASJ is the next Rob Gronkowski/Jimmy Graham/Julius Thomas” –  MUNTRADAMUS

This season is as good as any for that prediction to come true. With new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter who was the mastermind behind the Matt Ryan offense in Atlanta over the last few seasons, there is good reason to believe ASJ will be a BEAST in 2015.

For one thing, the Buc’s forced Brandon Myers to take $1 million instead of $2.5 million, which almost guarantees he will be seeing the field less otherwise he would not restructure. The Buc’s also made it clear that it would be ASJ’s world at the TE spot, and we would just be living in it.

For a second thing, Dirk was responsible for revitalizing the career of Tony Gonzalez and now finds himself in a similar situation where he has two BEAST WR’s on the outside like he did in Atlanta (Julio Jones/Roddy White) vs. (Vincent Jackson/Mike Evans). Dirk has no problems using ASJ in the exact role Tony Gonzalez who was used to rack up Top 5 TE numbers.

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For a third thing, Jameis already loves to throw to his TEs. Using a slow (4.9/40 Yard Dash) Nick O’Leary who has the arm length of a T-Rex, and making him standout as the Nations top TE in the College Football World is going to be a completely different experience when he throws to the 6’5/262 BEAST in ASJ who is quicker and bigger than most linebackers in the league. With Jameis’s new star WR’s stretching the field, ASJ will have all the space in the world to do what he wants, and become the next Tony Gonzalez.

For a fourth thing, Jeff Tedford is gone and out of Tampa. He was the worst OC I have ever seen as he would run the ball time after time anytime the Buc’s were in the game or had a lead. Once the game was out of hand, the Buc’s would still feature a full back and his offense made no sense as they barely stretched the field despite having two of the biggest playmaker WR’s in the game.

ASJ played 2014 injured. He was splitting time with Brandon Myers and only showed a glimmer of greatness on a Buc’s team that was horrible to watch all season. With a new OC who has actually had success, along with one of the best passing games in the league on paper. As well as a Rookie QB who already loves throwing to TE’s, and is comfortable doing it. The Buc’s are ready to make everyone say once again. TDZ MAKE THEM DANCE. Which in return will have you drafting..

Your BEAST DOME TE Sleeper of the year.

AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS – TE – TB

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FANTASY BASEBALL: Sale on National Giographic (Starting Pitcher Trade Market)

FANTASY BASEBALL:

Sale on National Giographic (Starting Pitcher Trade Market)

 

By Muntradamus

 

BEAST DOME NATION.

Fantasy Baseball is a long season. There will be stretches of the season where someone whose in the Minor Leagues now, could have a better Month than Yasiel Puig. Baseball is a game of discipline, and the pitchers I am going to list out are people to trade for now and watch them blossom to the Superstars they are. I will also list pitchers that are pitching out of their minds and now is the time to cash in. I present you with.

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FANTASY BASEBALL:

Sale on National Giographic (Starting Pitcher Trade Market)

 

BUY

GIO GONZALEZ – WASHINGTON

ERA. 5.10. 22 K. 1 Win.

Gio Gonzalez is the definition of a Strikeout BEAST. Imagine Clayton Kershaw without the consistency, and you have Gio Gonzalez. Gio has had one BEAST start this season, and for the most part has been hit all over the place usually giving up big hits with 2 Outs. I still believe in Gio as the Nationals are going to turn their season around and win the World Series. Gio will be part of the awards program in the process of this. He is a Strikeout King who can easily throw 8 INN/2 ER/7 K starts with his eyes closed.

MAT LATOS – MIAMI

ERA. 7.31. 14 K. 0 Wins.

Latos is supposed to be the ACE for the Marlins while Jose Fernandez heals. So far Latos has been the Marlins batting practice pitcher, only problem is the other team is hitting him. Latos is a superstar and I am not going to let one month ruin what I think of him. Usually too many walks and a loss of control, just Latos being anything but Latos. Eventually he will settle in at Miami and those 7 INN/3 ER/7 K games will be back with consistency. Buy him now while he is close to Waiver Wire material.

HISASHI IWAKUMA – SEATTLE

ERA. 6.61. 11 K. 1 Win.

When Hisashi Iwakuma came into the major leagues, he had almost like a gyro ball that was unhittable. So far this season the gyro ball has been pretty hittable. His ERA is not even on an acceptable level, and now he is on the DL with a Lat Strain. Despite the DL trip, a lot of owners will not waive him because this is so the opposite of Iwakuma. I expect that the LAT has a lot to do with the early season struggles. Hisashi is a BEAST and now is the time to buy dirt cheap low. He will return in Late May and is already throwing.

YORDANO VENTURA – KANSAS CITY

ERA. 4.09. 22K. 2 Wins.

Yordano has been the king of excuses this season. Like a 7 year old figuring out how not to do his homework. Whether he thinks his arm is hurting, and realizes shortly after that he’s fine. Or he has a blister, but is fine the next day. Or he yells at batters for hitting come backers to start brawls. Yordano is a superstar BEAST. He has a 12-6 Curve to match with his high 90’s fastball which makes him a Strikeout king. 180 Ks should be easy this season, and now is the time to grab him while his ERA is a bit ballooned and he has pulled himself out of 3 starts early already this season. The potential is too strong and you will be chanting, “Ace Ventura!” everytime he takes the mound. Buy him now.

SELL

DALLAS KEUCHEL – HOUSTON

ERA. 0.62. 18 K. 2 Wins

Dallas Keuchel is a very nice pitcher, is he 0.62 ERA good? absolutely not. Dallas relies on his big breaking curve ball, and I will tell you first hand that as a lefty you fall in trouble with that pitch more often than not. I am actually righty, but I have seen these type of pitchers like Mark Mulder/Barry Zito fall down harder than they can rise. While a Mark Mulder comparison is very generous, now is the time to trade him and throw in that name drop to see what you can get. If you can pick up Gio Gonzalez for Dallas. Pull the trigger.

SCOTT KAZMIR – OAKLAND

ERA. 0.99. 30 K. 2 Wins.

Kazmir is the type of pitcher where as soon as you trust him, he will let you down. He was a young stud with Tampa, injured his arm. Struggled with the Angels for the most part, went to Cleveland, then found his fountain of youth at the ago of 30 with Oakland. He is now 32, and while he is showing that he still has plenty left in the tank. Now is the time to trade him up for that new corvette you have been looking at. If you can figure out some sort of deal where you include another pitcher to get Jon Lester. Pull that trade. If you get Stephen Strasburg straight up, take it and keep moving. I would even settle for the struggling Jordan Zimmermann.

SONNY GRAY – OAKLAND

ERA. 1.98. 35 K. 3 Wins.

Sonny is no doubt a big name pitcher after taking on the scene a couple of years ago. He proved his worth last season, and he is off to an amazing start in 2015. While he is good, I do not believe the Athletics are this good, and sooner or later that is going to catch up to Sonny and he will fall to middle of the pack numbers. While his Strikeouts will always remain high, the no name Athletics offense will not give him the run support he needs. Once that happens, the ERA falls to 3.50. Time to trade him for a superstar. Aim for Lester, settle with Strasburg or Zimmermann. Get out of the American League if you can.

TREVOR BAUER – CLEVELAND

1.80 ERA. 28 K. 2 Wins

Bauer was no doubt supposed to be the stud of the studs coming up with the Diamondbacks. He has always been solid, but now is showing that next level potential we all expected. His fantasy owners see it, and other people who are glaring at these numbers for the first time will believe it. Now that I have you sold, ask for Gio Gonzalez straight up and don’t even look back. Not to even see if you left your cell phone. Gio Gonzalez will end up with stronger numbers than Bauer when the season is over, Gio will be part of World Series winning Nationals.

 

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MUNTRADAMUS HITTER YARD SALE. THURSDAY

FANTASY BASEBALL BEASTcast TV MUNTRADAMUS APRIL RECAP

FANTASY BASEBALL

BEASTcast TV

MUNTRADAMUS APRIL RECAP

 

By Muntradamus

 

BEAST DOME NATION.

Once again my key picks for this Fantasy Baseball Season are turning out to be straight up BEASTS. Everyone from Hanley Ramirez to my Secret Crush in Chris Davis.

Before you watch me recap, April. Check out the new BEAST FRANCHISE commercial starring Kenny Lofton.

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MUNTRADAMUS RECAP APRIL

 

 

 

Coming Tuesday. BUY LOW PITCHERS

 

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MUNTRADAMUS MLB PICK: Now It’s Werth It

MUNTRADAMUS MLB PICK:

Now It’s Werth It

(1-0)

 

By Muntradamus

 

BEAST DOME NATION.

You have heard me say it once, you will hear me say it again. Cole Hamels is going to have a HUGE BUST season. While Cole did pitch very nice 5 days ago against the Nationals giving up 1 ER over 7 INN as well as striking out 5. I am not a believer lightning will strike twice.

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Let us state the obvious. The Phillies have a horrible team. Losing Jimmy Rollins was big, Chase Utley still has a little left in the tank, while Ryan Howard moves as slow as a tank. Doug Fister has always been good at pitching strong enough for his team to win in the end. Last time he pitched against the Phillies he threw a shutout over 6.1 INN allowing 6 hits, but only 1 strikeout. Still on the Vegas side of things, those strikeouts do not matter.

On the other end you have a Washington Nationals team that is getting healthier. Still without Anthony Rendon, the Nationals did add Jayson Werth who was not playing the first time these two teams met when Hamels was on the mound. Jayson Werth is the perfect type of hitter to go against a soft lefty like Cole Hamels who can easily change the complexion of the game with his power bat. When the complexion of the game changes, the momentum of a pitcher changes. Last time Cole had the Nats Powers Bats sitting down; Bryce Harper/Ryan Zimmermann/Ian Desmond/Wilson Ramos all game long (Combined 1-16).

Look for things to change this time around, especially with the game in Washington. As well as the potential of Jayson Werth to break this game open.

 

WASHINGTON NATIONALS

(-130)

 

“In the Internet age, where enthusiasm and loyalty can be measured in terms of media minutes consumed, the best kind of customer is not the polymath with a wry disposition and an ability to charm the in-laws but, rather, a junkie. Primordial sports fans, content to watch athletics as theatre, devote a mere six hours a week, on average, to the consideration of balls and pucks. Fantasy nerds do triple that. And then there are people like Jeremy Munter. Munter, a.k.a. Muntradamus…”

BEN MCGRATH – NEW YORKER

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FANTASY BASEBALL BEAST OR BUST: JESSE HAHN HAS GOT IT GOING ON

FANTASY BASEBALL BEAST OR BUST:

JESSE HAHN HAS GOT IT GOING ON

 

By Muntradamus

BEAST DOME NATION.

You may think to yourself. What would Jesse Hahn be doing on my 8 man yahoo fantasy team? The quick answer is this is for the Fantasy Baseball owners in those 12 team leagues. Even someone to consider in 10 man leagues. Everything above he is MUST-OWN/MUST-START.

There are many reasons you want Jesse Hahn, and I will give you main wahn to start. He Qualifies at RP which makes him extremely  valuable for those times when you want to go Win heavy by adding an extra RP/SP option. A strategy introduced to the BEAST DOME NATION that everyone knows like the back of their hand now.

unnamedFirst thing you need to know about Jesse Hahn is this. He does not record a lot of strikeouts, I’m talking 2-5 a start. Those numbers are not sexy at all. But I am a believer those numbers will go up.

Hahn has always been a great ERA pitcher over his historic 14 starts. With San Diego last season Hahn went through a stretch over 9 consecutive starts with a total ERA of 1.44. I will say it again, a 1.44 ERA over 9 consecutive starts. Eventually Hahn had rookie arm-itis they removed him from a starters role to limit his arm and ballooned his ERA to 3.07 to close the season.

When he moved from San Diego to Oakland, my first thought was American League teams may be able to hit him better than NL. So far that is not the case as Hahn is back to his impossible to hit type of ways with a 3.09 early ERA which includes a WHIP of 1.03. If Hahn keeps his WHIP in that area, he will have a BEAST season.

Now that you know the numbers, it is time to know the pitcher. Jesse Hahn has a break your knees and I don’t have health insurance type of curve ball. If you are expecting one of Hahn’s mid 90s fastball and throws his sharp 70 MPH curve yet still has the movement of a big 12-6. You may end up on the ground. While the Strikeout numbers are extremely low in his career (75K/85INN) he did go (31K/24 INN). Hahn’s ERA over that span of 4 starts was 0.75. Those are MVP type of numbers If I ever saw them.

Do not let Hahn sit around on Waiver Wires. His potential is much more than we have seen this early part of the season. Especially with a new group of hitters moving to the AL who have never experienced his approach, or curve ball before.

 

JESSE HAHN: BEAST

“In the Internet age, where enthusiasm and loyalty can be measured in terms of media minutes consumed, the best kind of customer is not the polymath with a wry disposition and an ability to charm the in-laws but, rather, a junkie. Primordial sports fans, content to watch athletics as theatre, devote a mere six hours a week, on average, to the consideration of balls and pucks. Fantasy nerds do triple that. And then there are people like Jeremy Munter. Munter, a.k.a. Muntradamus…”

BEN MCGRATH – NEW YORKER

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