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August 1, 2015
Hitter Value Meter: Non-Problem Solved
Erik Siegrist ranks this week's hitting matchups, and -- surprise -- the Blue Jays, who were already strong at the plate, are on top with the newly acquired Troy Tulowitzki.
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?
Collette Calls: Breaking Down Adam Eaton, Melky Cabrera
Jason Collette looks at the Chicago White Sox, who've turned their season around at the plate in the second half, and it starts with Adam Eaton and Melky Cabrera.
July 29, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Closer, Here! Get Your Cubs Closer, Here!
July 28, 2015
Dominate Your Duel: Umpire Analysis
Christopher Olson checks out the umpire matchups this week and pegs Michael Brantley for a big day with Tom Woodring behind the plate.
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.
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Picks
Joel Bartilotta wants to pick on the Yankees' CC Sabathia on Saturday against the Twins, and that starts with second baseman Brian Dozier.
July 24, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Another Mets Prospect Promoted
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.
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
There continues to be a high number of good options at first base, but Benny Ricciardi thinks Chris Davis could return the most bang for the buck Sunday on FanDuel.
July 18, 2015
Sunday Lineup Card: Separating Contenders From Pretenders
Veterans lead Yankees, Twins in playoff race
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
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.
July 10, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Stop, Heaney Time
Chris Benzine discusses why Andrew Heaney has earned a spot in the rotation and on fantasy rosters, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian will roll the dice with some Red Sox pitchers this weekend.
July 6, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Kevin Payne thinks Jose Abreu is an attractive play today, even at a premium price.
July 5, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Santana Sharp in Return Sunday
Twins starter Ervin Santana allowed two runs on three hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over eight innings in his return from suspension Sunday against the Royals.
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.
Collette Calls: Managing Second-Half Expectations
Jason Collette looks at recent history to find some realistic projections for fantasy categories in the second half. For example, how many home runs should you expect from a player in the second half?
July 3, 2015
FantasyAces MLB: Friday Picks
RotoWire's Alex Spalding has picked out a number of solid value plays on Fantasy Aces to help DFS players build around Clayton Kershaw on Friday.
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian Expects Big Things From Cincinnati's Sluggers This Weekend
July 2, 2015
Man + Machine: First Impressions
Neil Parker experiments with the RotoWire Daily MLB Lineup Optimizer and discusses the results on FanDuel and DraftKings.
Mound Musings: Know When to Hold ‘Em
Brad Johnson is expecting big second-half performances from some slow-starting pitchers.
July 1, 2015
The Saber's Edge: Sinking Feeling
Jeff Zimmerman on the pitchers with the most effective sinking fastballs.
June 29, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Tinker with Taylor
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.
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