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August 22, 2016
Collette Calls: A Look at Middle Infield Power
Jason Collette analyzes the dramatic increase in power among middle infielders this season, including Washington's Daniel Murphy, who might be the biggest surprise in the National League.
August 21, 2016
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist looks over the waiver options for a relatively quiet week in the AL and finds a couple of Blue Jays in the middle of impressive hot streaks.
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco makes sure to get a piece of the Diamondbacks' offense Sunday against Luis Perdomo by rostering the red-hot Jean Segura.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
Juan Carlos Blanco is looking to use right-handed hitters against Padres starter Luis Perdomo, and that always starts with first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.
August 20, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Sasha Yodashkin sees a lot of vulnerable left-handed pitchers on Saturday's slate, putting hitters like Mookie Betts in prime situations to succeed.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Saturday Picks
Chris Bennett makes sure to get a piece of the Colorado offense at home against Mike Montgomery on Saturday, and there's no bigger piece than Nolan Arenado.
August 16, 2016
DFS Baseball 101: Team Batting Stats Report Update
Michael Rathburn analzyes teams' key batting stats to help DFS players exploit lineups and matchups, and he explains how the Angels are the new Royals.
August 15, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Danny Valencia is always worth attention when he faces a lefty, but Kevin Payne explains why the A's third baseman is an even better play Monday against the Rangers.
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Jayson Werth has hit lefties very well this season and now gets to take on Jorge De La Rosa at Coors Field.
August 11, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Analzying Dual-Threat Players
Jeff Zimmerman looks at players who have can contribute to fantasy teams with both power and speed, like the Twins' Eduardo Nunez.
The Z Files: Thinking About 2017
Todd Zola looks ahead to next season and wonders whether Mookie Betts will be overvalued at the draft table based on the likely swoon in the offense around him.
August 9, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks
Giancarlo Stanton's season-long numbers are lagging behind previous years, but he has an excellent matchup Tuesday against Giants.
August 3, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
Juan Carlos Blanco finds a lot of favorable matchups on Wednesday's slate including David Ortiz, who has three homers in 10 career at-bats against Hisashi Iwakuma.
July 25, 2016
Dallas Keuchel seems to be finally turning it around, and he has an excellent matchup Monday against the Yankees, who have struggled with left-handed pitching this year.
July 23, 2016
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.
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 21, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
Nolan Arenado has struggled out of the All-Star break, but Neil Parker explains why the Rockies third baseman is a very attractive play Thursday against the Braves.
July 19, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco sifts through Tuesday's slate and likes Nick Castellanos' upside against a marginal left-handed starter like Tommy Milone.
July 18, 2016
Danny Valencia's defense has cost him some playing time of late, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne says he's absolutely worth a play Monday against the Astros if he can get the start at DH or first base.
July 7, 2016
The Z Files: I Reserve the Right to Change My Mind
Todd Zola discusses some adjustments he made to his top 350 but still finds himself lagging behind the consensus ranking when it comes to Diamondbacks slugger Jake Lamb.
July 6, 2016
Michael Rathburn breaks down the key batting splits through June that offer an inside edge to DFS players. Don't look now, but here come the Astros.
July 5, 2016
MLB Barometer: Is the Piņata Party Over?
Vlad Sedler's runs down this week's risers and fallers, including the Yankees' Michael Pineda who has come a long way from his Michael Piņata days.
July 1, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
Brian Dozier has scored at least nine fantasy points in seven straight games, and RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why he's got a great opportunity to extend the streak Friday.
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 14, 2016
DFS Baseball 101: Finding Value on FanDuel with DraftKings Salaries
Michael Rathburn shows how to find good values on FanDuel by comparing DraftKings salaries. Find out how the trick allowed him to afford both Max Scherzer and Zack Greinke in a recent play.
Jason Kipnis has been very solid against right-handed pitching this season, and he has an excellent matchup Tuesday against the Royals, according to Alex Spalding.
June 13, 2016
James Shields' White Sox debut was a disaster, and RotoWire's Chris Olson is going back to the well with Nick Castellanos against Shields at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday.
There are 10 first basemen who come in with higher salaries than Jose Abreu on Monday, and RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why the White Sox's first baseman could be the best value of them all.
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 29, 2016
Chris Bennett highlights some bargains on a Sunday slate featuring elite pitchers worth paying up for, and notes that Jay Bruce has impressive career numbers against Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson.
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