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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Maikel Franco's name.
June 8, 2017
Collette Calls: xwOBA Underperformers
Jason Collette looks at xwOBA to determine which hitters may break out in the coming weeks and months.
June 6, 2017
MLB Barometer: The Importance of Starting Pitching Depth
Vlad Sedler drops his MLB Barometer, opening with focusing on the importance of starting pitching depth before diving into his weekly risers and fallers.
The Wheelhouse: Banking on Big Maple
Derek VanRiper looks at the 15-game Tuesday night slate with the hope of getting a big night from Big Maple, Seattle lefty James Paxton.
May 25, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
Neil Parker drops his Thursday DraftKings selections, rolling with Mets hurler Jacon deGrom on the bump at home against the Padres.
May 16, 2017
MLB Barometer: Profit Off Rockies' Good Problem
Vlad Sedler's weekly look around the majors includes a peek at the good problem the Rockies will soon have, which could make it time for fantasy owners to start shopping Mark Reynolds.
May 1, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Slow Starters & 5/1 DFS Breakdown
Derek VanRiper breaks down Monday's 11-game slate, and takes a closer look at a few slow starters, including Alex Bregman.
FantasyDraft MLB: Monday Values
Juan Carlos Blanco drops his best plays for Monday's FantasyDraft slate, eyeing up a pair of Tigers playing host to the Indians in the series opener.
April 25, 2017
The Wheelhouse: DFS Breakdown - 4/25
With one rainout already confirmed, Derek VanRiper breaks down the rest of Tuesday's 13-game slate.
April 11, 2017
MLB Barometer: It's a Marathon
Vlad Sedler talks panicky owners off the ledge and identifies this week's Barometer risers and fallers, with the Mets' Yoenis Cespedes landing in the latter category.
April 6, 2017
The Z Files: The Necessary Evil of Park Factors
Todd Zola analyzes park factors for all 30 clubs, and thinks pitching in Great American Ballpark might not be such a handicap for young Reds hurlers like Brandon Finnegan.
April 5, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Picks
Chris Bennett delivers his FanDuel picks for Wednesday, zeroing in on the BoSox's Andrew Benintendi for value at Fenway against the Bucs.
March 29, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Spring Training Standouts
Dave Regan rumbles about some of the biggest performers this spring, and whether he thinks they're the real deal heading into the 2017 season.
March 16, 2017
Collette Calls: NL LABR Review
Jason Collette recaps the recent NL LABR auction and investigates where all the money was spent. Where were the values found?
March 14, 2017
MLB Barometer: Values Around the Infield
Vlad Sedler discusses value options at second base, third base and shortstop, including the surprisingly underrated Nick Castellanos.
March 9, 2017
Top 250 Dynasty League Rankings
James Anderson offers up his overall rankings for deep dynasty leagues, and puts Corey Seager firmly in the top 10 after his breakout 2016.
September 24, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Sasha Yodashkin looks through Saturday's slate and recommends taking advantage of some advantageous splits, including Joc Pederson at home against Rockies' right-hander Chad Bettis.
September 23, 2016
The Z Files: Notes To Self For 2017
Todd Zola leaves some notes to himself for his 2017 drafts, including a reminder to focus more on hitting early given his knack for consistently finding valuable arms like Brandon Finnegan in the late rounds.
September 13, 2016
MLB Barometer: 2016's All-Value & All-Bust Teams
Vlad Sedler names his All-Value and All-Bust teams for 2016. Jackie Bradley Jr. was an easy pick for the former, but who else outplayed their ADPs?
September 10, 2016
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine's look at the week's free-agent options includes the Mets' Curtis Granderson, who is helping key New York's pennant push.
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
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.
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