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July 23, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Calming the Panic
Paul Sporer isn't worried about Jake Arreita thanks to his gem against the Mets, vaulting the Chicago ace to the top of this week's rankings.
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
While Josh Tomlin has been solid this season, he's struggled keeping the ball in the park, which should play well in selecting Mark Trumbo on Saturday.
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Hanley Ramirez paid big dividends when he blasted three home runs on Wednesday, and Juan Carlos Blanco is expecting more fireworks Saturday against the Twins.
July 19, 2016
MLB Barometer: Rotation Power Rankings
Vlad Sedler ranks all 30 major league rotations at the midpoint of the season and puts Jake Arriets and the deep, consistent Cubs rotation right at the very top.
July 16, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Marlin the Magician
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Miami's Jose Fernandez in the top spot as he has dominated the last couple of months.
July 15, 2016
DFS Baseball 101: Using K Props to Pick Pitchers
Michael Rathburn shows how to use Vegas strikeout props to target DFS pitchers, and which pitchers are best to stack against based on strikeout props.
July 6, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
While he won't come cheap, RotoWire's Chris Olson explains why Johnny Cueto is such a strong pick Wednesday against the Rockies.
July 2, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Carrasco's Hitting his Stride
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, who has taken off since returning from the disabled list in early June.
June 28, 2016
Pitching 3D: Grading the AL East
Doug Thorburn hands out first-half grades to each starting pitcher in the AL East and tells fantasy owners what to expect in the second half.
June 26, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Juan Blanco breaks down the Sunday DraftKings slate with a value pick in Jose Fernandez for those not wanting to pay up for Clayton Kershaw.
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?
June 20, 2016
Collette Calls: Breaking Down Michael Saunders
Jason Collette analyzes the breakout season the Blue Jays' Michael Saunders is having and whether it's a fluke or based on something that will last.
Minor League Barometer: The Secret Is Out
Jesse Siegel tunes us into what's happening with some of the minors' most interesting prospects this week, with a focus on players who may have gone previously unnoticed, including Tampa Bay's Willy Adames.
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
RotoWire's Kevin Payne is looking at a Mariners stack on Monday against the Tigers, with third baseman Kyle Seager a big part of it.
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 15, 2016
Joey Votto has struggled quite a bit this season, but RotoWire's Chris Olson explains why he makes for a solid fantasy pick Wednesday against the Braves.
June 13, 2016
Collette Calls: The Curious Case of Matt Moore
Matt Moore's April was followed by an awful stretch in May, but he showed signs of getting back on track with a 10-strikeout performance Sunday. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
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 5, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Chris Bennett thinks now is the right time to jump back on the Matt Harvey bandwagon given his dominant last start, shockingly low salary and career numbers against the Marlins.
Jose Abreu is a solid low-cost option for Sunday's slate, which features a plethora of possibilities given the large number of games, likely keeping his ownership level low.
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 3, 2016
Pitching 3D: Drag or Drop
Doug Thorburn checks in on four pitchers that fantasy managers are considering cutting bait with and makes the case whether it's the right decision.
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.
The Z Files: Updated Top 20 Pitchers
Todd Zola unveils his updated pitcher rankings, including a surprise appearance in the top 20 by Rays' left-hander Drew Smyly.
May 31, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
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 27, 2016
DFS Baseball 101: Learning to Properly Utilize BABIP
Juan Carlos Blanco explains how daily fantasy baseball players can use BABIP when trying to decide which hitters and pitchers to selected for their lineups.
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.
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 20, 2016
Pitching 3D: The Day It All Clicked
Doug Thorburn focuses on a number of pitchers who have had their season stats greatly affected by either one great or one poor start.
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