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May 29, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
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.
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
Jay Bruce continues to hit righties well, and he has a solid matchup Wednesday against the Pirates to keep it going.
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?
May 1, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Chris Bennett finds a lot of bargains on Sunday's slate, allowing him to spend a little extra for Anthony Rizzo in a great matchup against the vulnerable Julio Teheran
Danny Salazar's price is far from cheap but Juan Carlos Blanco explains why he's still worth the price Sunday against the Phillies.
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 23, 2016
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 18, 2016
Nolan Arenado hit very well against right-handers last season, and he's got a nice matchup Monday to show he can still do it.
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 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 7, 2016
The Z Files: Finding Viable DFS Pitchers
Todd Zola explores the kinds of pitchers to use in DFS cash games, and why it makes sense to pay up for top-shelf hurlers like Chris Archer
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Value Plays
It's not always worth paying up for a catcher, but James Seltzer explains why Brian McCann could be worth it Thursday.
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.
April 1, 2016
Over/Under Win Total Bets for 2016: Can the Cubs Improve?
RotoWire President Peter Schoenke gives his annual take on MLB over/under bets. He's won 64 percent of his bets over 15 years.
March 23, 2016
The Z Files: A New Look At Pitching Tiers
Todd Zola breaks down how NFBC historical data led him to focus on ERA when assembling his pitching tiers, putting Clayton Kershaw in a tier all by himself
March 17, 2016
The Z Files: Making the Sausage Part Two, Pitcher Projections
Todd Zola looks at projecting pitcher performance and whether last year's unexpected performances, like that of Chris Sale, can expected again.
March 16, 2016
Farm Futures: Top 250 Dynasty Rankings
James Anderson offers up his dynasty league top 250, and examines how selecting Byron Buxton in the third round of a from-scratch league impacted the rest of his draft.
March 8, 2016
The Wheelhouse: Going for Two
Derek VanRiper assesses the strengths and weaknesses of his NL LABR squad coming out of Sunday's auction.
February 27, 2016
The Saber's Edge: When Do Aces Decline?
Jeff Zimmerman delves into the numbers to determine the age ace pitchers start to decline and what it means this season for starters like Adam Wainwright.
February 11, 2016
Team Previews: NL Central
Jack Moore provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the highly competitive NL Central.
February 8, 2016
Draft Day Strategy: Auction Tips
Regardless of your opinion on building around a high-priced arm, mapping out projections and dollar values before an auction is critically important.
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.
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