TOP 150 ARTICLES BY KEITH HERNANDEZ Latest 150 articles by Keith Hernandez Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:47:24 -0500 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers and Busts: Conor Gillaspie, Joaquin Benoit ownership on the rise The White Sox third sacker is proving to be a must-own, and a trade in the NL West could open up big fantasy value for a certain reliever. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:34:00 -0500 Fantasy Football: James Jones' new home makes him risky'-new-home-makes-him-risky A lot will be asked of James Jones as he returns home to Oakland. Keith says you shouldn't ask as much of him if he's on your fantasy squad. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:45:00 -0500'-new-home-makes-him-risky Fantasy Football Tidbits: Josh Gordon update, Arizona's tight ends's-tight-ends We'll have to wait a bit longer for resolution on the Josh Gordon saga. Plus, Keith examines the continuously messy TE picture in Arizona. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 14:33:00 -0500's-tight-ends Fantasy Football: Le'Veon Bell will avoid the sophomore slump'Veon-Bell-will-avoid-the-sophomore-slump Le'Veon Bell is lining up for a breakout sophomore season in Pittsburgh despite notable backfield additions in free agency and the draft. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:15:00 -0500'Veon-Bell-will-avoid-the-sophomore-slump Fantasy Football Notes: Zac Stacy facing competition, Knowshon Moreno in trouble, more Forget what you hear about RB competition in St. Louis. Who is Drew Brees excited to play with in New Orleans? And Knowshon Moreno is off to a bad start. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:56:00 -0500 Fantasy Football: Mark Ingram has hope in contract year? Mark Ingram just hasn't been able to prove he deserves a main role in New Orleans' backfield in three years. Will a contract year provide enough motivation for him to deliver as a former first-round pick? Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:27:00 -0500 Fantasy Football: Will Robert Griffin be worth his price? RG3's sheer physical talent makes him a near-elite fantasy QB. Add in a full offseason for training and full health, and he has Keith's full attention. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:31:00 -0500 Fantasy Football: Tre Mason and a QB competition A Rams rookie may need your fantasy football attention, and what's really going on in New York? Keith explains. Fri, 30 May 2014 13:44:00 -0500 Fantasy Football: Doug Martin is attractive again Doug Martin's disappointing follow-up to his successful rookie season makes him a great value pick as your RB1, says Keith. Fri, 23 May 2014 18:38:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers and Busts: Kolten Wong returns, Phil Hughes turning heads Kolten Wong is back to fix the Cardinals' offensive struggles. Phil Hughes is turning things around, but will it last? Chris Colabello is fading, two-start pitchers and more! Fri, 16 May 2014 13:53:00 -0500 6 fantasy football rookies who can make an impact Although he was the first RB selected in this year's draft, many casual fantasy footballers probably don't know how much Bishop Sankey has to offer in his first year. Thu, 15 May 2014 16:18:00 -0500 Fantasy baseball notes: Jason Kipnis on the DL, another bullpen reshuffling and more How will the Tribe make due without Jason Kipnis around? Plus, Keith discusses Houston's new attempt to close games and hits on some hot prospects. Fri, 02 May 2014 19:36:00 -0500 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 - Keith Hernandez How far do Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles fall in Keith's final mock draft? You may be surprised. Thu, 01 May 2014 19:40:00 -0500 Fantasy baseball nuggets: Ernesto Frieri demoted, Jason Grilli sidelined Closer shakeups went down in Anaheim and Pittsburgh Friday for different reasons. Find out who you should add. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:09:00 -0500 Fantasy baseball injury notes: Mark Trumbo out indefinitely The Arizona Diamondbacks and Mark Trumbo's 2014 season could be in peril. Just ask a former teammate of his in Anaheim. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:01:00 -0500 White Sox fantasy baseball roundup: Chris Sale hurting, Dayan Viciedo on the rise Will Chris Sale be lining up to have Tommy John surgery? Plus, there's another Cuban in Chicago that's raking thanks to a new approach. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:20:00 -0500 Trouble in fantasy baseball paradise: Yasiel Puig's off-the-field concerns's-off-the-field-concerns Owners of Yasiel Puig didn't know there'd be this much drama surrounding him off the field. Can his superior baseball skills trump the rest of is issues? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:54:00 -0500's-off-the-field-concerns Fantasy Baseball Notes: Ike Davis traded to Pirates The Bucs are taking a chance on Ike Davis. Should fantasy owners do the same? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:25:00 -0500 Josh Hamilton's fantasy baseball value teetering after injury's-fantasy-baseball-value-teetering-after-injury Yup, Josh Hamilton is already on the DL. What are the chances this is the nail in his 2014 coffin? Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:37:00 -0500's-fantasy-baseball-value-teetering-after-injury Danny Espinosa can still make a fantasy baseball impact Keith likes what he's seen and heard about Danny Espinosa, who's coming off a forgettable season. Will he make an impact? Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:07:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper: Mike Olt Forget about Mike Olt's 2013 down year, Keith says. This post-hyper has a roster spot and power that you won't be able to ignore. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:19:00 -0500 Michael Vick regaining fantasy football value with new home? Michael Vick has his shot to regain a starting gig in the NFL. Can he win the job in NY? Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:02:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Stock Watch: Pablo Sandoval up, Oscar Taveras down Keith wants every part of Pablo Sandoval in his contract year now that he's slimmed down. But why is he willing to wait another year on a Red Birds top prospect? Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:02:00 -0500 Top 2014 Fantasy Baseball Prospects: 1-15 Xander Bogaerts proved his mettle last October, but is he the top fantasy prospect for 2014? Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:41:00 -0500 Top 2014 Fantasy Baseball Prospects: 16-30 Will the Pirates and fantasy speculators unearth more buried treasure with one of Pittsburgh's highly touted bats? Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:10:00 -0500 Top 2014 Fantasy Baseball Prospects: 31-45 The Nationals have a great rotation, and a reinforcement is just around the corner. The prospects some teams have make it seem unfair. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:57:00 -0500 An early first-round mock for the 2014 NFL Draft Love is in the air... for the upcoming NFL Draft, that is. Keith makes his early prediction for how the first round will play out. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:10:00 -0500 Fantasy baseball undervalued: Josh Hamilton There are plenty of reasons to be afraid of drafting Josh Hamilton. Heading into 2014, might there be more reasons to own him? Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:30:00 -0500 Norv Turner, new QB could turn Minnesota Vikings into a fantasy football gold mine The Vikings may be a reliable QB away from making some real strides on offense. Keith explains. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:52:00 -0500 Andre Ellington will be big for fantasy football owners in 2014 Arizona's backup running back got his feet wet this year. He'll be a much bigger part of the game plan in 2014. Don't forget the name. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:37:00 -0500 Playoff Prediction: Keith Hernandez Keith Hernandez likes the Carolina Panthers to go deeper in the playoffs than any other KFFL editor projected. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:22:00 -0500 Jay Cutler may be one of the biggest fantasy football surprises in 2014 Jay Cutler has his fair share of critics and naysayers. Keith says put the hate aside and focus strictly on the football when determining his 2014 value. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:07:00 -0500 Does Kirk Cousins hurt the fantasy football value for other Redskins? Kirk Cousins is now under center for the final three regular season games in Washington. How will that affect the weapons around him as you push to a fantasy title? Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:28:00 -0500 Miles Austin has chance to redeem himself in fantasy football playoffs Miles Austin has become a forgotten man this year thanks to more hamstring issues. Should you take a chance on him now that he's back? Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:31:00 -0500 Bolster your RB depth as big-name backs fall to injuries Andre Brown returns at a time when running backs are dropping like flies. Who else can help you in desperate times? Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:53:00 -0500 Two under-the-radar running backs deserve your attention When a head coach says he plans to give a player more work, fantasy footballers should listen, even if it's a guy you've previously written off. Keith explains... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:46:00 -0500 A pair of unknown wideouts could carry you to victory in Week 8 Resorting to the waiver wire in Week 8 will be a necessity for most. Keith likes the chances of these two guys stepping up. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:32:00 -0500 Two fantasy football tight ends could emerge as hot commodities After the elite tight end options, it can be frustrating predicting production from lesser names. Two young bucks are emerging, though, and deserve some eyeballs. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:51:00 -0500 All hope is not lost for Trent Richardson's fantasy football production's-fantasy-football-production Trent Richardson is boring his owners. A favorable schedule, among other things, has Keith holding out hope for the Colts runner. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:20:00 -0500's-fantasy-football-production These running backs could save your fantasy football season Injuries, bye weeks and poor production have surely left some of you hurting at the RB position. These guys are here to help. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:15:00 -0500 Is it time to rid yourself of Kenny Britt? Kenny Britt is one of the most disappointing fantasy football receivers in the early going. Should you hang on or cut bait? Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:46:00 -0500 6 sleepers who could surprise in Week 3 The Tennessee Titans are a run-first squad after two weeks. Why is one of their wideouts on the rise, then? Tue, 17 Sep 2013 18:52:00 -0500 Fantasy Football Trading: DeSean Jackson Keith admits his man love for DeSean Jackson and the Eagles offense, then goes on to explain his thought process of a trade for the Philly pass catcher. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:05:00 -0500 What we learned about the Denver Broncos offense Are the Broncos really as good as their 49-point showing in Week 1? Keith examines the fantasy outlook for all of their weapons, including Peyton Manning. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:42:00 -0500 5 players you should be looking to own Week 1 shouldn't be a barometer for the rest of the season, but these guys could help you build excellent depth early on and jump out of the gates strong. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:32:00 -0500 5 players you shouldn't draft at their current price't-draft-at-their-current-price As you prepare for your upcoming drafts, educate yourself on a few big names that you won't want to reach for to put on your roster. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:16:00 -0500't-draft-at-their-current-price Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Max Stassi called up, Jace Peterson on radar, more The Astros give a power-hitting croucher his first taste of the bigs. The Padres have speed arriving ... in 2014. Much to cover! Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:55:00 -0500 8 undervalued players who can win you a championship Matthew Stafford's name is eliciting cricket noises in drafts this year. Why? Don't ask questions, just take advantage. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:15:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Matt Davidson up, Jaff Decker to play, more The Diamondbacks have called up their top power prospect. When will he get his chance, though? Several others are on 2014 horizon, if they aren't going to play in September. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:05:00 -0500 Fantasy Football: Chris Johnson will be studly in 2013 Fantasy owners have lost some trust in Chris Johnson lately, but he's about to renew your faith, says Keith. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:18:00 -0500 Top 10 Fantasy Football Auction Draft Tips Auction drafting can be tough, but if you follow these simple steps, there's a good chance you'll find success. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:58:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Wilmer Flores, Danny Salazar, more The Mets have called up this power-hitting infielder to replace David Wright. Several others appear to be ready for MLB duty soon, too. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:55:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Cody Asche, Xander Bogaerts, more The Phillies will take a look at the future at third one way or another. Will the Red Sox? Plus, fallout of Angels, White Sox trades and Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:30:00 -0500 Fantasy Football: Jeremy Maclin's injury ramifications's-injury-ramifications- There isn't much to like for your fantasy football roster in Philadelphia now that Jeremy Maclin is out for the season. Well, maybe one guy, but you can probably guess who that is. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:21:00 -0500's-injury-ramifications- Fantasy Football: Eddie Lacy vs. Montee Ball Eddie Lacy and Montee Ball are in great places to succeed in Green Bay and Denver, respectively, but which one will be better? Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:03:00 -0500 Three fantasy football tight ends to remember Keith won't be spending big dollars on a tight end this year, and you shouldn't either. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:27:00 -0500 Five overvalued fantasy football names Some top fantasy football players should no longer be relied on for elite production. Keith warns you not to overpay for big names or past production. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 19:14:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Javier Baez, Maikel Franco, more Starlin Castro better get his act together! Plus, disappointing news for a top pitching prospect, under-the-radar bats and Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:45:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market: Leonys Martin, Ichiro Suzuki, more The Rangers' center fielder is taking advantage of everyday ABs. The Yankees' right fielder is doing the same. Who's noticing? Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:40:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Kyle Gibson, George Springer, more The Twins are finally turning to their top pitching prospect. Is he ready? Plus, bad news for Dylan Bundy and plenty Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:45:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market: Koji Uehara, Jorge De La Rosa, more Folks have flocked to the Red Sox's new "closer" as well as a couple of hot hitters. The Rockies' ace and a Mets castoff should be on radars. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:30:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball: Can Starlin Castro turn his season around? There aren't many players disappointing more than Starlin Castro. What's his deal, and does he have what it takes to turn things around? Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:16:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market: Brandon Moss, Michael Pineda, more A 2012 breakthrough player continues bashing pitches. One formerly broken arm looks ready to debut for his new team ... a year later than expected. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:27:00 -0500 Fantasy Football: Making a Case for Jake Ballard What was once a strength for the New England Patriots has become a major question mark. Who will step up if Rob Gronkowski's injuries and Aaron Hernandez's legal troubles leak into the regular season? Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:56:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Zack Wheeler, Xander Bogaerts, more A highly touted arm finally arrives. The "Man of Steal" has found his kryptonite. (Hint: It's made of wood.) Plus, is Xander Bogaerts the top blue-chipper? Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:56:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market: Kyle Blanks, Mike Carp, more A pair of cornermen who can mash highlight our Monday DM. Don't forget these other contributors. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:30:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball: Domonic Brown a beast or a tease? Domonic Brown's beasting with the bat has vaulted his fantasy owners to the top of their league standings. Can he sustain his torrid May results? Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:19:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Anthony Rendon, Wil Myers, more The Nats bring back one of their baby bats. Tampa Bay's top tyke gets his spark back. Plus, updating a trio of AL youngsters.... Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:44:00 -0500 Los Angeles Dodgers hitting desperation mode? Matt Kemp's DL placement may have just pushed the Dodgers to the point of calling up one of their top outfield prospects ahead of time. Fri, 31 May 2013 17:17:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market: Domonic Brown, Kevin Youkilis, more Two Phillies outfielders are featured, including one that's owning the scene right now. Who else is in the pickup picture? Thu, 30 May 2013 13:40:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Jackie Bradley, Nick Franklin, more The Mariners and Red Sox each already tabbed a hot youngster. Who will follow them in the near future? Wed, 29 May 2013 13:46:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market: Nick Franklin, Julio Teheran, more Youth dominated this weekend's hot pickups, but veterans had their say, as well. Tue, 28 May 2013 14:27:00 -0500 Fantasy Football Options Aplenty for Peyton Manning When looking to the Denver Broncos, fantasy owners likely see nothing but profit and production. But the addition of Wes Welker may have a negative impact in the grand scheme. Thu, 23 May 2013 19:47:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Kevin Gausman, Christian Yelich, more Gotcha! Dan Duquette tabbing one of his top prospects. The Marlins' blue-chipper might arrive soon, as well. Will the dipping Dodgers make some desperate decisions? Wed, 22 May 2013 14:08:00 -0500 Fantasy Football Sleeper: Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals If you didn't notice, the Cincinnati Bengals tipped their hand by drafting more offensive weapons to diversify their attack. This will benefit Andy Dalton in his third season. Fri, 17 May 2013 19:49:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Kyle Gibson, Anthony Rendon, more Kyle Gibson proving he's almost ready for the bigs. Archie Bradley and others doing their best to reach them this year, as well. Wed, 15 May 2013 15:00:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball: Albert Pujols' decline in full swing'-decline-in-full-swing Albert Pujols has had a good run, but don't expect him to rebound from another slow start like he did last year. He's in a steep decline, and now he's breaking down physically. Not a good combo... Fri, 10 May 2013 19:36:00 -0500'-decline-in-full-swing Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Allen Webster, George Springer, more Boston tabs one of its bright young arms. The Phillies call on farm depth. Two big-name youngsters might see a summer call-up. Wed, 08 May 2013 13:53:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Trading Block: Stephen Strasburg Should you still expect too much from Stephen Strasburg? Call Keith crazy, but he thinks now may be the time to trade your ace. Fri, 03 May 2013 13:55:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Marcell Ozuna, Yordano Ventura, more Meet Marcell Ozuna: power, but many holes in his game. Have the Royals found another stud hurler? Alllllllllllll righty then. Plus, Zack Wheeler fixes a flat, and much Wed, 01 May 2013 14:08:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Dylan Bundy, Robbie Erlin, more Dylan Bundy meets with Dr. James Andrews. Robbie Erlin expected to meet the big leagues. Jesse Biddle doing his bidding. Plus, Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:36:00 -0500 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Keith Hernandez Only a few days remain before the first name is called in the 2013 NFL Draft. Keith had just enough time to bring you one last mock. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:47:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball: A lost season for Derek Jeter? Derek Jeter's 2013 season just isn't working out. He, and the Yankees, received some more bad news on the star shortstop's surgically repaired left ankle Thursday. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:50:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Didi Gregorius, Oswaldo Arcia, more Two arrivals ready to make fantasy noise. Colorado's biggest chip is pushing to join them, as well. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:25:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Mike Zunino, Tony Cingrani, more The Seattle Mariners' top prospect at catcher is off to a scorching start on the farm, as is the Cincinnati Reds' lethal lefty. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:56:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Jose Fernandez, Dylan Bundy, more Top Miami Marlins prospects already making fantasy news, plus updates on Dylan Bundy and one of the Diamondbacks' young outfielders. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 13:54:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper: Justin Smoak An outstanding spring hasn't raised Justin Smoak's price this year thanks to several failed seasons in Seattle. This could be the year he finally performs, and you can get him dirt cheap. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:30:00 -0500 Top fantasy baseball prospects: NL - 1-5 We've reached the NL's top prospect, and you gotta wonder when he'll arrive. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:00:00 -0500 Top fantasy baseball prospects: AL - 1-5 You'll find the consensus No. 1 overall prospect in the majors residing in Texas. Who is he? Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:00:00 -0500 Top fantasy baseball prospects: AL - 6-10 It's the second straight Mariner to grace this list. This one is a lot closer to making a big-league impact than the last one, though. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:00:00 -0500 Top fantasy baseball prospects: NL - 6-10 One of the competitors for the Diamondbacks' fifth rotation spot also happens to be one of their future cornerstones. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:00:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball end-game super sleeper: Scott Kazmir Scott Kazmir hasn't been relevant in the majors or fantasy baseball in four years. He's back on a major league roster and will come dirt cheap. You never know... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:34:00 -0500 Top fantasy baseball prospects: AL - 11-15 The Seattle Mariners locked up The King this past offseason. Felix Hernandez may not have to wait long for a court worthy of his kingdom. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:30:00 -0500 Top fantasy baseball prospects: NL - 11-15 The Miami Marlins traded away all their high-priced assets this past winter, but this outfielder could be part of an inexpensive revival. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:30:00 -0500 Top fantasy baseball prospects: NL - 16-20 Cubbies and fantasy prospectors hold quite the sunny outlook for Jorge Soler. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:15:00 -0500 Top fantasy baseball prospects: AL - 16-20 Can the Astros direct Jonathan Singleton to a fine career? He has the tools, at least. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:15:00 -0500 Top fantasy baseball prospects: AL - 21-25 The Royals were confident that trading Wil Myers was OK because of this prospect. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:45:00 -0500 Top fantasy baseball prospects: NL - 21-25 Nolan Arenado's power dipped, but his prospect stock hasn't tanked. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:45:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball Drafting: A look at the first round Keith gives you his top-12 fantasy baseball picks in redraft leagues. His placement of stud Mike Trout may surprise you... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:34:00 -0500 Fantasy Baseball crushes: Tim Lincecum, Drew Stubbs Based on some news tidbits out of spring training, Keith is starting to assemble his list of fantasy baseball crushes for the upcoming season. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:28:00 -0500