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September 4, 2016
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine explores his free agent waiver pickup options of the week in the National League with around a month left in the 2016 campaign.
May 15, 2016
Jan Levine sifts through the available talent in the Senior Circuit and doesn't think you can overlook Marcell Ozuna any more, even in shallow formats.
April 30, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Giant Advantage for San Fran
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Blue Jays, Giants and Astros.
April 28, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Assessing Skills Growth, and Decline
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes hitters who have seen a skills growth or a skills decline this season and what it means for fantasy owners. Is time to give up on Justin Upton?
April 6, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Adrian Gonzalez is off to another hot April, and RotoWire's Neil Parker explains how one of his teammates can make building a lineup much easier Wednesday.
April 3, 2016
Jan Levine looks over the winners of spring job battles for roster-worthy buys, and sees a lot of moving parts in Arizona due to A.J. Pollock's latest injury
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.
March 17, 2016
The Saber's Edge: How to use a Swiss Army Knife
Jeff Zimmerman discusses the pros and cons of targeting multi-position players in fantasy drafts, like the Yankees' Brian McCann.
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.
October 3, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Picks
Joel Bartilotta hopes to laugh to the bank Saturday with Nelson Cruz as the best play of the day in his FanDuel lineup.
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian is counting on some late-season surgers to turn in strong final outings.
October 2, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
Benjamin Ricciardi offers his bargain picks for the last Friday of the year, including Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco
September 20, 2015
NL FAAB Factor: Don't Be Wrong About Wainwright
Adam Wainwright could return during the final weeks of the season, but even if he doesn't, don't forget about picking him up now for 2016, writers RotoWire's Jan Levine in this week's NL FAAB Factor.
September 4, 2015
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian expects to see a few slugfests in Cincinnati this weekend.
September 2, 2015
In Some Depth: Who's on First? Matt Wieters!
The reeling Orioles are shaking up their lineup to get Wieters as many ABs as possible. Jeff Zimmerman has details.
August 23, 2015
NL FAAB Factor: Wright Back
David Wright is finally ready to return, and RotoWire's top Mets fan Jan Levine is excited. How much should you bid on the returning star? Find out in this week's NL FAAB Factor.
August 15, 2015
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Kings of the Mountain
Erik Siegrist breaks down the hitting matchups this week with the Yankees face nothing but homer-prone, right-handed starters.
August 8, 2015
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Royals Rule the Week
Erik Siegrist ranks the hitter matchups for the upcoming scoring period as the Royals have a seven-game homestand.
July 22, 2015
Minor League Barometer: Schwarber Leads Second-Half Wave
Jesse Siegel sees plenty of future stars still on their way up, including the recently promoted Kyle Schwarber, who is impressing in Chicago.
July 19, 2015
Weekly Hitter Rankings: 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.
June 28, 2015
NL FAAB Factor: Going to the Matz
Jan Levine breaks down the National League and advises owners to be ready to pounce on prospect Steven Matz, who should be a mainstay in the Mets' rotation.
June 24, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Randal Grichuk, Untapped Power Source
Grichuk is prone to a streaky bat, but the power potential he carries in a potent Cardinals lineup is worth the risk.
Farm Futures: International League Pitchers
The Yankees' Luis Severino has been tearing up the International League and James Anderson thinks his time with the big club should be coming soon.
June 14, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Man in the Bux
Byron Buxton made his MLB debut Sunday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Twins' 4-3 win over the Rangers.
NL FAAB Factor: Spending your (Ci)shekels
Steve Cishek is back in Miami, but he’s not closing yet. Is it worth speculating that he’ll regain his role? All that and more from RotoWire's Jan Levine in this week's NL FAAB Factor.
June 13, 2015
Weekly Hitter Rankings: 30 Playing Seven
With all 30 clubs playing seven games this week, RotoWire's Erik Siegrist breaks down which teams have the best hitting matchups.
May 3, 2015
NL FAAB Factor: Throwing Darts
The Phillies are activating Chad Billingsley this week, but do you want him? All that and more from RotoWire's Jan Levine in this week's edition of NL FAAB Factor.
April 12, 2015
FAAB Factor - NL: Sifting through the Leftovers
Not much sitting out there in the NL one week into the season, but Dexter Fowler is surprisingly available in many leagues, writes RotoWire's Jason Collette.
March 13, 2015
Phillies Team Preview: Finally Rebuilding
Jimmy Rollins was dealt away by the Phillies this offseason, as they final began the painful process of rebuilding.
February 3, 2015
The Long Game: Found Money
Brad Boxberger was tremendous in a setup capacity last season, and now he might be the Rays' closer to begin 2015 while Jake McGee recovers from his elbow injury.
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