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August 27, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: No Way Jose on Road?
Paul Sporer explains why Jose Fernandez's road splits could be headed for better days in this week's pitcher rankings.
August 23, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks
Danny Salazar got lit up in his last outing, but RotoWire's Alex Spalding explains why the Indians starter is worthy of tournament consideration Tuesday against the A's.
August 20, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Yu the Man This Week
Paul Sporer likes the two-start week ahead for Rangers starter Yu Darvish, who has dominated batters since coming off the disabled list.
August 13, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Fernandez Still Rolling
Paul Sporer isn't troubled by Jose Fernandez's recent bump in the road as he has him on top of this week's starting pitcher rankings.
August 6, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Max Output
Paul Sporer boosts Max Scherzer to the top of this week's pitcher ranking as the Washington hurler looks to have gotten a handle on his long-ball troubles.
August 5, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
Despite playing at Petco Park on Friday, RotoWire's Kevin Payne likes the fantasy upside of Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph.
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Yankees starter Michael Pineda has allowed at least five runs in three of his last five starts, giving Sasha Yodashkin every reason to use Indians lefties Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor.
July 31, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: National No. 1
A two-start week for Stephen Strasburg has the Nats' ace atop this week's pitcher rankings.
July 30, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: American League Domination
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, dominated by eight American League teams with seven-game slates.
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Sasha Yodashkin suggests loading up on right-handed Red Sox against Hector Santiago on Saturday, including Hanley Ramirez.
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
There are a number of pitchers worth targeting Saturday, with Juan Carlos Blanco using Adrian Beltre to attack one of them.
July 23, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Calming the Panic
Paul Sporer isn't worried about Jake Arreita thanks to his gem against the Mets, vaulting the Chicago ace to the top of this week's rankings.
July 19, 2016
MLB Barometer: Rotation Power Rankings
Vlad Sedler ranks all 30 major league rotations at the midpoint of the season and puts Jake Arriets and the deep, consistent Cubs rotation right at the very top.
July 18, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Danny Valencia's defense has cost him some playing time of late, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne says he's absolutely worth a play Monday against the Astros if he can get the start at DH or first base.
July 16, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Marlin the Magician
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Miami's Jose Fernandez in the top spot as he has dominated the last couple of months.
July 5, 2016
The Tuesday slate is a little light on dominant pitching, which is why Alex Spalding is locking in Madison Bumgarner.
July 2, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Carrasco's Hitting his Stride
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, who has taken off since returning from the disabled list in early June.
June 25, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kershaw in Pedro Territory
Paul Sporer breaks down this week's pitcher rankings and, no surprise, Clayton Kershaw is on top, but just how close is the Dodgers' ace getting to the all-time greats?
June 18, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sonny Again in Oakland
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Oakland starter Sonny Gray, whose velocity has returned since he came off the disabled list three starts ago.
June 12, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Chris Bennett sees a lot of exploitable pitchers taking the mound Sunday and recommends a Nationals stack headed by Ryan Zimmerman against Phillies' lefty Adam Morgan.
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist checks out the available National League free agents while everyone waits for Super-2 callups and finds a strong group of veterans coming off the DL, including Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta.
June 11, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Price is Again Right
Paul Sporer's weekly rankings include a revived David Price who is pitching better than the Red Sox could have hoped when the season began.
June 4, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Lefty Two-Step for Lester
Paul Sporer can't ignore Jon Lester's matchup this week against two teams who are impotent against left-handers, as the Chicago hurler stops this week's rankings.
June 1, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Alex Spalding can't recommend building a Rockies stack strongly enough as they host a shaky Reds pitching staff Wednesday, even if it means paying up for Nolan Arenado.
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
RotoWire's Chris Olson likes the Rockies against Reds starter John Lamb in the main slate, including third baseman Nolan Arenado.
May 28, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Two Jakes are Better than One
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings awards the top spot to the Cubs' Jake Arrieta, who gets two starts this week while the likes of Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale have but one.
May 27, 2016
There are quite a few attractive third base options Friday, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why Nick Castellanos should be a top consideration.
May 21, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sale-ing Ks for IP
Paul Sporer explains the tradeoff in strikeouts for Chicago's Chris Sale, who's still the AL's top starter, in this week's pitcher rankings.
May 15, 2016
Jan Levine sifts through the available talent in the Senior Circuit and doesn't think you can overlook Marcell Ozuna any more, even in shallow formats.
May 14, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Double the Kershaw
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, among other elite hurlers, has a two-start week.
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