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July 26, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks
Jake Lamb has crushed right-handed pitching this season, and he now gets a very favorable matchup against the Brewers' Matt Garza.
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.
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
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 15, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
Stephen Vogt started heating up just before the All-Star break, and he has a solid matchup Friday against the Blue Jays to keep it going.
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Madison Bumgarner is coming off his best start of the season, and RotoWire's Juan Carlos Blanco is rolling with him again for his first start out of the All-Star break.
July 8, 2016
The Tigers boast a number of strong hitters, which has made Justin Upton a bit of an afterthought for DFS players, but Kevin Payne explains why the outfielder is a strong play Friday in Toronto.
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 3, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Chris Bennett expects C.J. Cron's huge weekend in Fenway to continue against ineffective Red Sox starter Sean O'Sulivan.
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
The Rockies are not playing at Coors Field on Sunday, but Juan Carlos Blanco explains why they're still solid options, including third baseman Nolan Arenado.
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 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 14, 2016
MLB Barometer: Nightmare Mess for Stanton Owners
Erik Siegrist ponders what to possibly do with Giancarlo Stanton, who's in an almost unprecedented slump, in this week's look at the risers and fallers around the majors.
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.
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
With a young righty on the mound for the Padres, Juan Blanco is all over Carlos Gonzalez at Coors Field on Saturday.
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 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 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 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?
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 28, 2016
Mound Musings: How Patient Are You?
Brad Johnson explains that when a good pitcher starts a season with bad stats, i.e., Cardinal Adam Wainwright, fantasy owners need to figure out whether a turnaround is coming.
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 21, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: Buy-Low Candidates
Dave Regan rumbles about a bunch of underachieving fantasy assets thus far this season and whether or not you should try to buy low on their services.
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