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May 22, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Christopher Olson brings us his best Monday DraftKings picks, starting with Yankees hurler Michael Pineda in the Bronx against the Royals.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Monday Picks
Adam Zdroik digs into Monday's slate and recommends Max Kepler as an affordable share of the Twins offense against the very hittable Ubaldo Jimenez.
May 20, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Carrasco Fights Off Injury Bug
Todd Zola's weekly pitcher rankings has Carlos Carrasco on top in a two-start week after he dodged an injury bullet and had a start pushed back.
May 16, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Go for Goldy
Derek VanRiper looks at a smaller than usual 13-game Tuesday night slate.
FantasyDraft MLB: Tuesday Values
Zack Greinke has been solid in hitter-friendly Chase Field this year, and Greg Vara explains why that should continue Tuesday against the Mets.
May 13, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Strasburg's Still Healthy
Atop the NL in Todd Zola's weekly pitcher rankings is Stephen Strasburg, who perhaps surprisingly has managed to stay healthy in the year of the injury.
May 6, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: It's Shark Week in SF
Todd Zola likes what he's seeing from Jeff Samardzija, whose bloated ERA doesn't match his underlying numbers. That and more in this week's pitcher rankings.
April 29, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Yes Way, Jose
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as Minnesota prospect Jose Berrios is expected to make his 2017 debut after crushing Triple-A.
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Adam Zdroik reviews Saturday's slate and thinks Anthony Rizzo and the Cubs should be involved in another high-scoring affair at Fenway Park.
April 28, 2017
Oak's Corner: Bummed About Bumgarner
In this week’s addition, Scott Jenstad laments having chosen injured Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner in the first round of one of his most high-profile fantasy teams.
April 26, 2017
Collette Calls: Analyzing Pitcher K Rates
Jason Collette investigates strikeout rates to determine whether the impressive early starts from pitchers like Danny Duffy are to be trusted.
April 21, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Two-Start Kershaw is Tops
Todd Zola's weekly pitcher rankings features none other than Clayton Kershaw on top as the Dodgers hurler has two starts this week.
April 17, 2017
Christopher Olson drops his best Monday DraftKings picks, including Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton in the series opener at Safeco Field.
FantasyDraft MLB: Monday Values
Jose Altuve has bounced back from a slow start, and he has a solid matchup Monday against the Angels to keep it going.
Adam Zdroik surveys Monday's slate and thinks righty-killer Jake Lamb is set for a big game against the Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy.
April 14, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Max Delivery
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitcher as Washington's Max Scherzer could have a big week with matchups against a couple of whiff-prone teams.
April 8, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Lester Gets Two at Home
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Cubs' Jon Lester gets two starts at friendly Wrigley Field. Is that enough to make him this week's top starter?
March 31, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kicking Off the 2017 Season
Todd Zola ranks Week 1's starting pitchers as Chris Archer has a fortunate opening with two home starts in what he hopes will be a rebound campaign.
March 2, 2017
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the NL Central
This week Brad Johnson takes an indepth look at each team’s rotation in the NL Central, including World Series winners Chicago Cubs and All-Star Jake Arrieta.
February 25, 2017
Pitching 3D: Pitchers 51-60
Doug Thorburn continues his countdown of his top starting pitchers ranked by his unique mix of mechanics, stuff and stats. Which Robbie Ray will show up this season?
February 20, 2017
Pitching 3D: Starting Pitchers 41-50
Doug Thorburn reveals pitchers ranked 41-50 using his unique methodology. Which Matt Harvey will show up this season?
October 19, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
Juan Carlos Blanco reviews Wednesday's slate and recommends loading up on Blue Jays sluggers as they try to stave off elimination against Indians rookie left-hander Ryan Merritt.
October 11, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Tuesday Picks
Neil Parker previews Tuesday's Game 4 action in the NL, and expects Kris Bryant to ride the momentum from his ninth inning heroics Monday into another big game.
October 2, 2016
Collette Calls: Key Moves at Key Times
Jason Collette recaps his second-half strategy that, hopefully, will lead him into the money in his fantasy leagues this year.
September 24, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: To the Max
Paul Sporer had a little trouble pushing the brilliant Max Scherzer to the top of the list in his last starting pitcher rankings of the season.
September 20, 2016
MLB Barometer: Was Aces High a Bust?
Vlad Sedler looks at how this year's popular draft strategy of picking multiple ace pitchers in the early rounds worked out. That and more in this week's Barometer.
September 17, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Mr. Untouchable
Paul Sporer's pitcher rankings feature Jose Fernandez leading the way as the Miami ace has rarely been touched up at home this season.
September 10, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Chief Starter
Paul Sporer can't get enough of the Indians' Carlos Corrasco, who's two-start schedule sets up nicely for him down the stretch.
September 3, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Scherzer Works on K Street
Paul Sporer vaults Max Scherzer to the top of this week's pitcher rankings as he has a good shot of keeping his run of double-digit strikeouts going in two starts this week in the nation's capital.
August 29, 2016
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Impact of Expanded Rosters
Jeff Stotts explains that MLB roster expansions can lead to injured players being treated more conservatively, which creates missed opportunities for statistical contributions. Baltimore’s Chris Tillman is one such player.
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