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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention John Lackey's name.
August 21, 2016
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine takes a look at the National League free agent pool this week and who might provide some value to your fantasy squad in the last six weeks of the season.
August 15, 2016
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Thumbs Down in St. Louis
St. Louis left fielder Matt Holliday is the third Cardinal to summer a thumb injury this year, and, according to Jeff Stotts, Holliday’s has the potential to be a season ender.
August 14, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
Adam Duvall has been very solid against right-handed pitching this season, and he's been particularly good at Miller Park, where the Reds will play Sunday.
August 13, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Fernandez Still Rolling
Paul Sporer isn't troubled by Jose Fernandez's recent bump in the road as he has him on top of this week's starting pitcher rankings.
August 9, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco finds rare value in Atlanta bats like Freddie Freeman as the Braves get to face Wily Peralta in his return to the majors Tuesday.
August 6, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Max Output
Paul Sporer boosts Max Scherzer to the top of this week's pitcher ranking as the Washington hurler looks to have gotten a handle on his long-ball troubles.
July 31, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: National No. 1
A two-start week for Stephen Strasburg has the Nats' ace atop this week's pitcher rankings.
July 27, 2016
Pitching 3D: Target Acquired
After breaking down a few pitchers to avoid as fantasy trade deadlines approach, Doug Thorburn turns the table and examines a number of players worth going after.
July 23, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Calming the Panic
Paul Sporer isn't worried about Jake Arreita thanks to his gem against the Mets, vaulting the Chicago ace to the top of this week's rankings.
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.
July 19, 2016
MLB Barometer: Rotation Power Rankings
Vlad Sedler ranks all 30 major league rotations at the midpoint of the season and puts Jake Arriets and the deep, consistent Cubs rotation right at the very top.
July 16, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Marlin the Magician
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Miami's Jose Fernandez in the top spot as he has dominated the last couple of months.
July 10, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco offers his suggestions for your Sunday rosters and likes the price on Salvador Perez, as he's been heating up and gets a break from catching duties by slotting in at DH against the Mariners.
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
On the final day before the All-Star Break, Juan Carlos Blanco is looking to Andrew McCutchen against the Cubs to provide some fantasy production.
July 6, 2016
Pitching 3D: Grading the NL Central
Doug Thorburn continues his tour of baseball's rotations with a look at the NL Central, including the impressive Jake Arrieta, whose walk rate might be a concern in the second half.
July 2, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Carrasco's Hitting his Stride
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, who has taken off since returning from the disabled list in early June.
June 25, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kershaw in Pedro Territory
Paul Sporer breaks down this week's pitcher rankings and, no surprise, Clayton Kershaw is on top, but just how close is the Dodgers' ace getting to the all-time greats?
June 22, 2016
The Saber's Edge: What the Last 30 Days Tells Us
Jeff Zimmerman looks at the last 30 days of stats to find players who are flying under the radar, like the Angels' Matt Shoemaker, and others who might be due for regression.
June 18, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sonny Again in Oakland
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Oakland starter Sonny Gray, whose velocity has returned since he came off the disabled list three starts ago.
June 16, 2016
The Z Files: Top 10 Surprising Pitchers
Todd Zola finishes his review of surprising starts with a group of pitchers headlined by Jon Lester, who's been providing elite numbers despite a preseason label as an SP2.
June 11, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Price is Again Right
Paul Sporer's weekly rankings include a revived David Price who is pitching better than the Red Sox could have hoped when the season began.
June 4, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Lefty Two-Step for Lester
Paul Sporer can't ignore Jon Lester's matchup this week against two teams who are impotent against left-handers, as the Chicago hurler stops this week's rankings.
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
Chase Utley showed the Mets on Saturday that he's not afraid of a little pitch behind his back, and Juan Blanco explains why the Dodgers' second baseman is worth fantasy consideration Sunday as well.
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 23, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Nick Tropeano is coming off his best start of the season, but RotoWire's Chris Olson explains why fantasy players should still be considering Rougned Odor for their rosters.
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 18, 2016
Toeing the Line: Wednesday Betting Picks
Erik Siegrist explores some of the betting lines for Wednesday, looking to the Twins, Brewers and Rockies for victories.
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 11, 2016
Erik Siegrist breaks down eight of Wednesday's betting lines, exploring which ones to avoid and where you should pull the trigger.
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