Saturday, April 18, 2009

FDH Fantasy Newsletter: Volume II, Issue XVI

Welcome to our 32nd edition of the FDH Fantasy Newsletter, as we continue to bring you weekly fantasy sports updates in addition to our usual content on In case you missed it, here are the previous issues: Volume I, Issue I (September 4, 2008), Volume I, Issue II (September 13, 2008), Volume I, Issue III (September 19, 2008), Volume I, Issue IV (September 27, 2008), Volume I, Issue V (October 4, 2008), Volume I, Issue VI (October 11, 2008), Volume I, Issue VII (October 18, 2008), Volume I, Issue VIII (October 25, 2008), Volume I, Issue IX (November 1, 2008), Volume I, Issue X (November 8, 2008), Volume I, Issue XI (November 15, 2008), Volume I, Issue XII (November 21, 2008), Volume 1, Issue XIII (November 30, 2008), Volume 1, Issue XIV (December 7, 2008), Volume I, Issue XV (December 14, 2008), Volume I, Issue XVI (December 20, 2008), Volume I, Issue XVII (December 28, 2008), Volume II, Issue I (January 3, 2009), Volume II, Issue II (January 11, 2009), Volume II, Issue III (January 20, 2009), Volume II, Issue IV (January 24, 2009), Volume II, Issue V (January 29, 2009), Volume II, Issue VI (February 8, 2009), Volume II, Issue VII (February 17, 2009), Volume II, Issue VIII (February 23, 2009), Volume II, Issue IX (February 28, 2009), Volume II, Issue X (March 8, 2009), Volume II, Issue XI (March 15, 2009), Volume II, Issue XII (March 21, 2009), Volume II, Issue XIII (March 31, 2009), Volume II, Issue XIV (April 4, 2009), Volume II, Issue XV (April 11, 2009)

In this week's issue, we bring you:

^ Early Season Sell High fantasy baseball candidates
^ 2009 NBA Playoffs draft board

Early Season Sell High Fantasy Baseball Candidates

^ Kyle Lohse: He's the classic early-season example of a pitcher who's producing way above what would be a sustainable level. Dave Duncan is a great pitching coach, but not a miracle worker.

^ Kevin Millwood: At this point, he what his numbers over the past two years say that he is. Certainly, he's got to put up more good starts in this ballpark in the humidity he'll be facing all summer before you can say the old Millwood is back.

^ Aaron Harang: He's somewhat similar to Millwood in terms of the burden of proof that he has to surmount in that ballpark once the weather warms up a bit.

^ Nick Swisher: We see that some of our peers in the industry have him on their "buy" lists. True, he seems likely to surpass the production many had forecast for him, especially prior to the Xavier Nady injury. But remember that his career to date has been one of failing to live up to expectations, unrealistic though those might have been. We fear that his start is fueling more unrealistic "late bloomer" expectations.

^ Nelson Cruz: Is he the "Ryan Ludwick circa '08" of '09? He pretty much has to be if you're not going to collect your profit and move him now. That's not a chance we'd take.

^ Carlos Delgado: It's a sucker's bet to believe that he'll sustain this kind of production all year at his age, even in an admittedly friendlier hitter's park at home.

^ Adam Dunn: Ready to bet that he's banished his career-long hole in the swing? In that park? In that lineup? Yeah, we're not either.

2009 NBA Playoffs Draft Board

1 Lebron James
2 Kobe Bryant
3 Pau Gasol
4 Dwight Howard
5 Mo Williams
6 Paul Pierce
7 Carmelo Anthony
8 Hedo Turkoglu
9 Rashard Lewis
10 Lamar Odom
11 Zydrunas Ilgauskas
12 Brandon Roy
13 Joe Johnson
14 Rajon Rondo
15 Yao Ming
16 Ray Allen
17 Andrew Bynum
18 Tim Duncan
19 Josh Smith
20 Tony Parker
21 Chauncey Billups
22 LaMarcus Aldridge
23 Dirk Nowitzki
24 Dwyane Wade
25 Jason Terry
26 Nene Hilario
27 Al Horford
28 Ron Artest
29 Mike Bibby
30 Josh Howard
31 Derrick Rose
32 Ben Gordon
33 Chris Paul
34 Jason Kidd
35 David West
36 Marvin Williams
37 Luol Deng
38 Deron Williams
39 Elton Brand
40 Carlos Boozer
41 Richard Hamilton
42 John Salmons
43 Andre Iguodala
44 Allen Iverson
45 Jermaine O’Neal
46 Andre Miller
47 Thaddeus Young
48 Tayshaun Prince
49 Mehmet Okur
50 Paul Millsap


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