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May 26, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
Neil Parker is intrigued by a Rockies stack against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz, with Carlos Gonzalez a major piece of it.
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Value Plays
Francisco Cervelli has been excellent against left-handed pitching this season and now gets to take aim at the Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin.
May 24, 2016
MLB Barometer: Disconnect to Reconnect
Vlad Sedler talks about how temporarily disconnecting from data overload might help us make better fantasy decisions in this week’s Barometer, which also showcases Cameron Maybin’s return to Detroit.
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.
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Sasha Yodashkin recommends a Blue Jays stack on Saturday headlined by Jose Bautista, as they face Twins left-hander Pat Dean making his first big league start.
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
J.D. Martinez had four straight multi-games before going hitless Friday, but Juan Carlos Blanco explains why he's worth putting right back in lineups Saturday.
May 15, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Masahiro Tanaka has been up and down this season, but Juan Carlos Blanco explains why it's worth going with the Yankees' pitcher Sunday against the White Sox.
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.
May 10, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco looks over Tuesday's slate and notes that Brett Gardner is heating up just in time to face struggling Royals right-hander Kris Medlen.
May 7, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Strasburg at Home on K Street
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers as a two-start week in D.C. for Stephen Strasburg has the Nationals ace atop the list.
May 4, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Assessing Pitcher Skills Growth, Decline
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes pitchers who have seen a skills growth or a skills decline this season and what it means for fantasy owners. Why are Dallas Keuchel's strikeouts down this year?
May 3, 2016
DVR's Top 350: May Update
This time last year, Michael Conforto was in the Mets' minor league system. Where does he check in on the May update of the Top 350?
MLB Barometer: Fantasy Baseball the Ichiban Way
Vlad Sedler explains how he stays disciplined with his approach to fantasy baseball, and he looks at risers and fallers like the Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury in this week's Barometer.
April 30, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Good Week Ahead for Harvey
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers, including the Mets' Matt Harvey, who has increased his swinging-strike rate his last two starts and now gets to face two strikeout-prone teams.
April 23, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Wind In His Sale
Chris Sale has a nasty schedule this week. So, does that mean Paul Sporer dropped him in this week's pitcher rankings? On the contrary.
April 18, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Joey Votto is one of the more expensive options at first base Monday, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne has a number of value plays to fit in the Reds' slugger.
April 16, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Roaring Thunder
Noah Syndergaard faces off against the Phillies and Braves this week, and Paul Sporer wonders if he could reach 30 strikeouts.
April 13, 2016
Toeing the Line: Wednesday Betting Picks
Erik Siegrist looks over the lines for Wednesday's games and wonders if it's worth fading Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
Joc Pederson's power could be on full display Wednesday against Rubby De La Rosa, who allowed nearly two home runs per nine innings to lefties last year.
April 9, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Worth the Price
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starters as Boston's David Price faces a huge test in the AL East against Baltimore and Toronto.
April 7, 2016
The Z Files: Finding Viable DFS Pitchers
Todd Zola explores the kinds of pitchers to use in DFS cash games, and why it makes sense to pay up for top-shelf hurlers like Chris Archer
April 6, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Adrian Gonzalez is off to another hot April, and RotoWire's Neil Parker explains how one of his teammates can make building a lineup much easier Wednesday.
April 2, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kicking Off the 2016 Season
Paul Sporer is back with the inaugural 2016 Pitcher Rankings, and it's not hard to guess who tops the list as Clayton Kershaw begins the year at two of the league's best pitchers' parks.
March 24, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: 12 Intriguing Late-Round Fliers
David Regan finds players with good upside who likely will be available late in most drafts, like Tampa Bay pitcher Erasmo Ramirez.
March 18, 2016
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the NL Central
Brad Johnson continues his tour through baseball with a look at pitchers to watch in the NL Central, including St. Louis' Adam Wainwright.
February 11, 2016
Team Previews: NL Central
Jack Moore provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the highly competitive NL Central.
February 9, 2016
Farm Futures: NL Central Top 10s
RotoWire's James Anderson dives into the best prospects in the NL Central, including the Brewers' Jorge Lopez, who has a chance to be a solid contributor in the majors this season.
September 29, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Parker Powers Up
September 26, 2015
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Season Finale
Paul Sporer breaks down the starting pitching for the season's final week as Corey Kluber looks to end a frustrating season on a high note with two starts.
September 25, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: O'Happy Day
With Zach Britton slowed by a back injury, Darren O'Day is shaping up to be a difference maker in the saves department over the final days of the regular season.
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