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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Maikel Franco's name.
August 23, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco feels a need for speed Tuesday and likes the matchup for Billy Hamilton, particularly given the Rangers' struggles throwing out base stealers this season.
August 3, 2016
Farm Futures: Top Deadline Prospects On the Move
James Anderson looks at the top 10 prospects dealt at this year's trade deadline and wonders if Clint Frazier's timetable to reach the big leagues might be dialed back by the Yankees.
July 12, 2016
MLB Barometer: It's All Right To Be Wrong
Erik Siegrist explains why being wrong isn't always a bad thing in fantasy baseball and notes that Matt Moore might finally be fully recovered from his Tommy John surgery.
June 21, 2016
MLB Barometer: Assessing the Fantasy Player Pool
Vlad Sedler looks at the fantasy winners and losers at each position as midseason approaches, including first baseman Brandon Belt, who is the only Giant outearning his preseason ADP.
June 2, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
Francisco Cervelli has a solid .831 OPS against lefties since the beginning of last season, and he has just that kind of matchup Thursday against the Marlins.
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 17, 2016
Juan Carlos Blanco checks out Tuesday's slate and likes the price on Gregory Polanco in a favorable home matchup against rookie hurler Aaron Blair.
May 15, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Chris Bennett sees a potential slugfest in Sunday's Red Sox-Astros matchup, which makes a Boston stack headlined by David Ortiz an enticing proposition.
May 12, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: Revised Top 100 Fantasy Players
Stricken by writer's block, Dave Regan instead shifts his rumblings this week toward an updated rankings list of his Top 100 MLB fantasy players.
May 8, 2016
Juan Carlos Blanco finds plenty of bargains on Sunday's slate including resurgent Orioles starter Chris Tillman, whose price tag is still weighed down by his rough 2015.
May 5, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Value Plays
Lucas Duda has crushed right-handed pitching this season, and he has a solid matchup Thursday against the Padres to keep it going.
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?
DFS Baseball 101: April Team Batting Stats Report
Michaell Rathburn breaks down the stats from the season's first month. Who's hitting, who's not and which teams are playing best home and away? That and more.
May 2, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
With Mike Foltynewicz taking the hill for the Marlins on Monday, RotoWire's Kevin Payne is a heavy proponent of stacking the Mets' lefty hitters.
April 15, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
While he went hitless during the Yankees' trip to Toronto, Brett Gardner will look to bounce back at Yankee Stadium on Friday.
April 14, 2016
Daniel Murphy has started off his time with the Nats very well, and he's got a solid Thursday matchup against a struggling Julio Teheran.
April 13, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Alex Spalding breaks down a busy Wednesday slate and finds that Maikel Franco's reverse platoon splits make him an enticing option
April 7, 2016
It's not always worth paying up for a catcher, but James Seltzer explains why Brian McCann could be worth it Thursday.
April 2, 2016
The Long Game: Inflation Busters
Erik Siegrist tackles the tricky topic of keeper-league inflation and how to game the system with a player such as Adam Jones so fantasy owners can get the most bang for their inflation-adjusted buck.
March 22, 2016
DFS Baseball 101: Finding Value in the Nuances of Baseball
Michael Rathburn breaks down a few key situations for DFS players to take advantage of, including American League pitchers starting in National League parks.
February 18, 2016
Team Previews: NL East
Can Yoenis Cespedes power the Mets to another division crown? RotoWire's Erik Siegrist tackles all five teams in the NL East.
February 16, 2016
Farm Futures: NL East Top 10s
The depth of the Mets' rotation pushes Steven Matz to the No. 4 slot, but RotoWire's James Anderson says there's no doubt Matz is the top pitching prospect this season.
February 2, 2016
Draft Strategy : Navigating the NFBC Main Event
After a monster 2015 season in the NFBC, Vlad Sedler shares his plan from last year and looks ahead to this year's Main Event.
January 18, 2016
The RotoWire 200: 2016 Overall Rankings
Is Carlos Correa a top-10 pick in 2016? RotoWire Senior Editor Jeff Erickson shares his January installment of the RotoWire 200.
October 1, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Pillar Still Swiping Bases!
Kevin Pillar picked the perfect time to shine for the Blue Jays, going 16-for-27 over his last seven games.
September 29, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Parker Powers Up
September 27, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Strike It Rich
Rich Hill is Monday's Recommended Pickup after being flat-out dominant over three starts for the Red Sox.
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.
Sunday Lineup Card: Capturing Kiermaier
Rays outfielder brings under-appreciated multi-category goodness.
September 25, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Playoff Push Pickup, Pearceless
Chris Benzine discusses why Steve Pearce may be worth a pickup for the playoff push following his recent hot streak, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
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