Before setting your Week 8 Fantasy baseball lineups, you need to see what our advanced computer model has to say. When it comes to ranking players, the model beat human experts in Fantasy football last season when there were big differences in ranking. And the model was closest-to-the-hole overall, meaning it best pinpointed where every player would finish each week.
Last week, the model was extremely high on Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, saying he'd finish inside the top five starting pitchers despite being started in 80 percent of leagues. The result: Ryu enters the weekend having already thrown a complete-game shutout and is still scheduled for another start on Sunday against the Nationals.
Now the model, which simulates every pitch and every at-bat 10,000 times, has revealed its rankings for the week of May 13-19.
One player the model is high on this week: Orioles outfielder Dwight Smith. He's projected as a top-12 outfielder this week, but is still available in 19 percent of CBS Sports leagues. He's a player you can confidently pick up for Week 8.
And a massive shocker: Mariners 2B Dee Gordon, the ninth-best player at his position according to market value, stumbles big-time and doesn't even crack the top 25. He's a player to consider putting on the bench.
The model is also calling for a surprising shortstop you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top five of its Week 8 rankings. This pick could be the difference between winning BIG and going home with nothing. You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before locking in your lineups.
So who should you sit and start this week? And what surprising player could lead you to Fantasy glory? ... Join SportsLine now to get Fantasy baseball rankings for every single position, and see which surprising shortstop comes out of nowhere to crack the top 5, all from the model that out-performed experts in football big time last season!