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June 30, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Value Plays
Salvador Perez has been very solid against right-handed pitching this season, and he has a good matchup Thursday against the Cardinals.
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?
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco finds a lot of excellent BvP matchups on Saturday's slate, including Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford at home against the Phillies and Jeremy Hellickson.
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Jose Abreu was rested Friday due to leg fatigue, but he's expected back in the lineup Saturday and has a great matchup against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
June 19, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Danny Valencia has been excellent this season, and he has an very good matchup Sunday against the Angels' Jared Weaver.
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 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 7, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco reviews Tuesday's slate and thinks Lorenzo Cain is a bargain given his career numbers against Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
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
DVR's Top 350: June Update
Gregory Polanco is among the biggest risers on the update Top 350 rankings, with 50-plus games in the books for each club.
May 31, 2016
Eduardo Nunez cooled off a bit Monday, but Juan Blanco explains why the Twins shortstop should be a solid fantasy option Tuesday.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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