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Fantasy baseball OF ranks

Fantasy baseball OF ranks

The following players qualify at outfielder in standard Yahoo! leagues. Rankings are based on a 5x5 scoring system (batting average, runs, home runs, RBIs, stolen bases).

1. Ryan Braun, Brewers
2. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
3. Josh Hamilton, Rangers
4. Mike Trout, Angels
NOTE: The AL's best player over last month.
5. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
6. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
7. Curtis Granderson, Yankees
8. Matt Kemp, Dodgers
NOTE: Doubtful we'll see the bags this year.
9. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins
10. Nelson Cruz, Rangers
11. Adam Jones, Orioles
12. Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
13. Melky Cabrera, Giants
NOTE: Line-drive spike and contact rate back him up.
14. Mark Trumbo, Angels
15. Hunter Pence, Phillies
16. Matt Holliday, Cardinals
17. Bryce Harper, Nationals
18. Allen Craig, Cardinals
NOTE: A superstar waiting to happen, just needs to be healthy.
19. Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox
20. Jay Bruce, Reds
NOTE: Heavy slumps come with strikeouts and fly balls.
21. Andre Ethier, Dodgers
22. Corey Hart, Brewers
23. Josh Reddick, Athletics
24. Justin Upton, Diamondbacks
NOTE: Is the thumb still bothering him?
25. Michael Bourn, Braves
NOTE: Power came out of nowhere.
26. Michael Cuddyer, Rockies
27. Shane Victorino, Phillies
28. B.J. Upton, Rays
NOTE: Playing for his next big contract.
29. Jason Heyward, Braves
30. Shin-Soo Choo, Indians
31. Nick Swisher, Yankees
32. Ben Zobrist, Rays
NOTE: Signs of life in last week.
33. Martin Prado, Braves
34. Angel Pagan, Giants
35. Dexter Fowler, Rockies
NOTE: Unreal at home, struggles at sea level.
36. Josh Willingham, Twins
37. Desmond Jennings, Rays
38. Alejandro De Aza, White Sox
39. Alex Rios, White Sox
40. Carlos Quentin, Padres
NOTE: Already showing up in trade talks.
41. Dayan Viciedo, White Sox
NOTE: Hacks first, asks questions later.
42. Colby Rasmus, Blue Jays
43. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners
44. Austin Jackson, TigersNOTE: Mostly, they miss his sublime defense.
45. Matt Joyce, Rays
46. Cameron Maybin, Padres
NOTE: An excellent buy-low candidate.
47. Howie Kendrick, Angels
48. Kendrys Morales, Angels
49. Alfonso Soriano, Cubs
NOTE: On power binge, should get moved to contender.
50. Lucas Duda, Mets
51. Alex Gordon, Royals
52. Jeff Francoeur, Royals
53. Michael Morse, Nationals
54. Jason Kubel, Diamondbacks
55. Rajai Davis, Blue Jays
NOTE: He'll run whenever possible.
56. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox
NOTE: Hoping for July return.
57. Drew Stubbs, Reds
58. Torii Hunter, Angels
59. Emilio Bonifacio, Marlins
60. Bryan LaHair, Cubs
61. Trevor Plouffe, Twins
NOTE: Average risk, but power seems legit.
62. Michael Brantley, Indians
63. Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
64. Mitch Moreland, Rangers
65. Brennan Boesch, Tigers
NOTE: Back in No. 2 slot, swinging well.
66. Carl Crawford, Red Sox
67. Michael Saunders, Mariners
68. Seth Smith, Athletics
NOTE: Needed on a corner with others nicked.
69. Carlos Lee, Astros
70. Logan Morrison, Marlins
71. Ben Revere, Twins
NOTE: A three-category man, but no pop.
72. Gregor Blanco, Giants
73. Ty Wigginton, Phillies
74. David Murphy, Rangers
NOTE: Have some fun in Arlington.
75. Lance Berkman, Cardinals
76. Raul Ibanez, Yankees
77. Coco Crisp, Athletics
78. Yonder Alonso, Padres
NOTE: Line-drive machine, no power.
79. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Mets
80. Norichika Aoki, Brewers
81. Alex Presley, Pirates
NOTE: Category juice in the leadoff spot.
82. Scott Hairston, Mets
83. Ryan Ludwick, Reds
84. Jon Jay, Cardinals
NOTE: Badly needed back in center.
85. Luke Scott, Rays
86. Jordan Schafer, Astros
87. Delmon Young, Tigers
88. Jose Tabata, Pirates
89. Denard Span, Twins
90. Vernon Wells, Angels
91. Juan Pierre, Phillies
92. Nyjer Morgan, Brewers
93. Jason Bay, Mets
NOTE: Should they just let Hairston take over?
94. Brett Gardner, Yankees
95. Gerardo Parra, Diamondbacks
96. Andy Dirks, Tigers
97. Daniel Nava, Red Sox
98. Tony Campana, Cubs
NOTE: Speed demon, not much else here.
99. Jerry Hairston Jr., Dodgers
100. Bobby Abreu, Dodgers

Three Things to Watch: Blackhawks face Golden Knights for first time

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Three Things to Watch: Blackhawks face Golden Knights for first time

Here are Three Things to Watch when the Blackhawks take on the Vegas Golden Knights Tuesday on NBC Sports Chicago and streaming live on the NBC Sports app. Coverage begins at 8:45 p.m. with Blackhawks Pregame Live.

1. Corey Crawford vs. ... Oscar Dansk? 

The Golden Knights have seen both Marc-Andre Fleury and Malcolm Subban go down with injuries, so they're scraping for goaltenders at this point.

On one end of the ice, you have one of the best netminders in the league and a two-time Stanley Cup champion in Crawford. On the other, you have a 23-year-old rookie in Dansk making his first official NHL start who will be backed up by a 24-year-old rookie in Maxime Lagace, who has never appeared in an NHL game.

In his first game action, Dansk stopped 10 of 11 shots in relief during Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over St. Louis.

2. Fast start.

The Blackhawks are tied for second in both goals scored (13) and fewest goals allowed (four) in the first period, which has a large reason for their early season success.

The Golden Knights aren't the kind of team that gets out to a blazing start. They've allowed only five goals in the opening frame, but they've scored only five as well, which ranks among the bottom 10 teams in the league. 

3. Beware of James Neal.

The Golden Knights became the first team in NHL history to win six of their first seven games of their inaugural season. And they probably don't have half of those wins if it weren't for Neal, who scored the game-winning goal in each of their first three games.

He leads the club with six goals and eight points, and serves as the motor for a team that doesn't have much offensive talent. He's the go-to guy, and somebody you have to keep an eye on when he's on the ice.

 

Three Things to Watch: Bulls square off against LeBron and the Cavaliers

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Three Things to Watch: Bulls square off against LeBron and the Cavaliers

Here are Three Things to Watch in the Bulls' Tuesday night tilt against the Cavaliers on NBC Sports Chicago and streaming live on the NBC Sports app. Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. with Bulls Pregame Live.

1. LeBron James will be on your television

Love him or hate him, LeBron James is must-see TV. Now in his 15th NBA season, James has shown no signs of slowing down. Despite playing just one preseason game (against the Bulls), James has shown anything but rust in three games, averaging 25.0 points on 60 percent shooting, 8.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists in nearly 37 minutes. He's a threat every night to do something you've never seen on a basketball court, His Airness included. Justin Holiday and Paul Zipser will have their hands full against the game's best player.

2. Lauri Markkanen, Week 2

Small sample size alert! But through the season's first week Markkanen and Ben Simmons are the only rookies averaging a double-double (Dallas' Dennis Smith has played just one game, averaging 16 points and 10 assists). While the Bulls have struggled through two games, Markkanen's net rating is third best on the team and he leads the Bulls bigs in rebounds per game and rebound percentage. Markkanen has shown some versatility offensively, and his 7 free-throw attempts have been a nice surprise as well.

3. Don't forget: The Bulls swept the Cavaliers last year

OK, so expecting a victory Tuesday night in Cleveland isn't smart. The Bulls will be underdogs just like they were in each of the four games last season, all of which were Bulls winners. It was the first time in 52 division series that LeBron James had been swept, which is pretty remarkable considering the Bulls were the No. 8 seed and the Cavs coasted to a third straight NBA Finals. We're not over here predicting a win. But just remember: the Bulls have fared well against James in the regular season.