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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.
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 6, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Brian McCann's price was much higher earlier this season, and RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why DFS players should take advantage of the reduced price Monday against the Angels.
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Chris Archer's struggles this season have made fantasy players shy away, but Chris Olson explains why the Rays' ace should be considered Monday against the Diamondbacks.
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.
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
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
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.
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 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 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?
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 29, 2016
Matt Kemp has started off well against right-handed pitchers this season, and he's got a solid matchup Friday against the Dodgers' Alex Wood.
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 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 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 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.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Opening Day is Here
Erik Siegrist ranks the teams for the season's opening week according to which has the matchups for hitters. No surprise, the Blue Jays are picking up where they left off last season.
April 1, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: Getting a Jump on Free Agents
David Regan looks at players who likely went undrafted this spring and could help fantasy owners as waiver-wire pickups in Week 1, like Arizona's Jake Lamb.
March 25, 2016
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the AL West
Brad Johnson looks at some intriguing starting pitchers in the AL West, including Texas' Yu Darvish, whose draft-day discount should pay off handsomely once he returns from injury.
March 21, 2016
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Better Wrong than Wright
Jeff Stotts would rather pass on David Wright than take a chance on his chronically injured back this season, as the Mets' third baseman likely will be treated cautiously all year.
February 26, 2016
Team Previews: AL West
Paul Sporer provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the American League West. Can Mike Trout keep the Angels out of the division basement?
February 9, 2016
Pitching 101: Dissecting Secondary Offerings
Eno Sarris analyzes the secondary offerings of several arms in search of breakout potential for 2016.
September 27, 2015
NL FAAB Factor: Wainwright Returns
Jan Levine reviews the top FAAB and waiver pickups for the final week of the regular season, when we could see Adam Wainwright return from his injury to pitch out of the bullpen.
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.
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