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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 24, 2016
MLB Barometer: Disconnect to Reconnect
Vlad Sedler talks about how temporarily disconnecting from data overload might help us make better fantasy decisions in this week’s Barometer, which also showcases Cameron Maybin’s return to Detroit.
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco finds plenty of potential bargains on Tuesday's slate, including Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford in a favorable matchup against Andrew Cashner in his first start back from an injury.
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.
May 19, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
James Shields has been tough to roster at times this season, but Juan Carlos Blanco explains why he's worth serious consideration Thursday against the Giants.
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 28, 2016
David Ortiz has crushed right-handed pitchers during his career, and he's doing even better this season.
April 23, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Juan Blanco is all smiles over the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez at Coors Field where he'll face a right-hander he can hammer.
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Sasha Yodashkin takes a look at Saturday's slate and recommends Rangers' slugger Adrian Beltre in a favorable matchup against lefty Carlos Rodon
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 12, 2016
MLB Barometer: It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Vlad Sedler issues a friendly reminder to stay the course with struggling players early on, in addition to breaking down his risers and fallers in Week 2.
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 5, 2016
MLB Barometer: Taking All Betts
Vlad Sedler's opening-week look at who's hot and who's not, includes Boston's Mookie Betts, who looks like the total package in just his second full season.
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.
March 4, 2016
Pitching 3D: Piloting the SP3
Doug Thorburn looks at the starting pitchers further down the rankings who could fill out SP3 spots and dissects which ones will likely pay off.
February 11, 2016
Team Previews: NL Central
Jack Moore provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the highly competitive NL Central.
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 16, 2015
The Saber's Edge: Looking Back - Part II
Jeff Zimmerman continues his review of his pre and mid-season predictions.
September 29, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Parker Powers Up
September 28, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Mr. Carter Goes To Seattle
Houston's Chris Carter just loves hitting homers in Safeco Field.
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.
September 23, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Hey, Mikie!
Mikie Mahtook should get steady full-time at-bats down the stretch over the last week and a half of the season.
September 19, 2015
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Two-Star Ace or Kershaw?
Paul Sporer weighs the idea of ranking a one-start Clayton Kershaw over a two-start ace in this week's edition of the Value Meter.
September 18, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Grab A Pennington
Chris Benzine discusses why Cliff Pennington's insertion into the everyday lineup could make him an option for those looking for a boost in the middle infield, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
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