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August 4, 2015
Fantasy 101: Winning Tournaments with Home Runs
Winning tournaments on FanDuel requires a lot of things to go right, and it's imperative to maximize the number of home-run hitters on your squad.
August 3, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: The Second Coming of Jesus Montero
The new-look Jesus Montero destroyed Triple-A pitching, and now he's getting a chance to play every day for the Mariners.
August 1, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Welcome to the AL, Johnny
Former Red Johnny Cueto could have a rude welcome to the AL as he begins his Royals career with a couple of tough road starts. How far did Paul Sporer drop him in this week's rankings?
July 28, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Closer Carousel
July 25, 2015
Hitter Value Meter: Nothing Like a July Homestand
Erik Siegrist breaks down the coming week's hitter rankings, which finds the Rangers in the enviable position of facing homer-prone CC Sabathia in Arlington.
Pitching Value Meter: Never a Reason to Worry
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers and can't help but shake his head at those who fretted over Clayton Kershaw earlier this season.
July 23, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Value Plays
As David Soda notes, Mike Moustakas' has been red-hot, but his performance hasn't changed his FanDuel price much.
July 22, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: McGee, Please!
Jake McGee has four saves on the year in a limited closer’s capacity, but he’s been golden as an 8th inning guy.
July 19, 2015
Hitter Value Meter: Red Tide Could Rise
Erik Siegrist's weekly look at the best hitting matchups finds the Reds in an enviable position at home and on the road this week.
July 18, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Sale-ing into the Second Half
Paul Sporer ranks the week's starters, but he can't stop marveling at Chris Sale, whose strikeouts continue to set him apart.
July 17, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Second-Half Kickoff
Paul Sporer lays out the rankings for the first weekend of the second half, and, surprise, Max Scherzer is still on top.
July 16, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Cron, C.J. Cron!
You have to hope that the All-Star break doesn’t hurt C.J. Cron’s bat too much, as he has multi-hit games in five out of the last six games played.
Hitter Value Meter: The Second Half Begins
Erik Siegrist breaks down the weekend series', but a doubleheader gives the Royals and White Sox a one-game advantage over the rest of the league.
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian thinks the Cubs' pitching staff will be too much for the Braves to handle this weekend.
July 9, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Picks
James Seltzer finds a real bargain at catcher - and can afford to splurge elsewhere.
July 8, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: We Are Familia!
I bet you can’t guess who is making a case as the most dominant closer in the game right now? Yep, Jeurys Familia!
Minor League Barometer: Saving Room For Severino
Jesse Siegel takes his weekly tour of the minor leagues and notes that the Yankees' rotation could soon get a boost from Luis Severino
July 5, 2015
Hitter Value Meter: Holding All The Cards
Erik Siegrist highlights the best matchups for hitters in weekly formats, including a rare eight-game period for Kolten Wong and the Cardinals
July 4, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Strength vs. Strength
Paul Sporer ranks this week's pitchers and is already looking forward to the showdown between Chris Sale and the lefty-smashing Blue Jays.
July 3, 2015
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian Expects Big Things From Cincinnati's Sluggers This Weekend
July 2, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Hail, Cesar!
Cesar Hernandez is cranking the ball well of late, landing the confidence of Phillies’ interim manager Pete Mackanin, suggesting that Hernandez could continue to play every day at second base even when Chase Utley is activated from the DL.
June 27, 2015
Hitter Value Meter: Heating Up in the Desert
With Coors Field silent this week, Erik Siegrist has a new team atop the hitter rankings in the Diamondbacks.
Pitching Value Meter: Maximum Output
Paul Sporer has moved Max Scherzer ahead of Clayton Kershaw as his top pitcher in baseball, and the Nationals' ace takes his rightful spot atop the weekly rankings.
June 26, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Could Do Well With Welington
Chris Benzine discusses why Welington Castillo could be worth a look if you're in need of a catcher, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
June 22, 2015
Fantasy 101: Evaluating Starting Pitchers on FanDuel
Michael Rathburn explains how he picks starting pitchers on FanDuel and breaks down the stats to show which ones have provided the most value this season.
June 21, 2015
Sunday Lineup Card: Undervalued Utility
Often overlooked, the handy fix-it man offers no-frills production at bargain prices.
June 20, 2015
Pitching Value Meter: Back on his Throne
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starters and is relieved that Felix Hernandez rebounded after a couple of non-King like starts.
June 19, 2015
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian Still Loves Cleveland's K-Inducing Rotation
June 15, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Kevin Payne is looking for another strong performance from a resurgent Big Papi on Monday night
June 14, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Man in the Bux
Byron Buxton made his MLB debut Sunday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Twins' 4-3 win over the Rangers.
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