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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 27, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Chris Archer's production this season has lagged expectations, but RotoWire's Sasha Yodashkin explains why he's a solid option Friday against the Yankees.
May 24, 2016
DFS Baseball 101: Definition of a Punt Play
Michael Rathburn hits us with his weekly DFS baseball advice, delving into
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 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 12, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: Revised Top 100 Fantasy Players
Stricken by writer's block, Dave Regan instead shifts his rumblings this week toward an updated rankings list of his Top 100 MLB fantasy players.
May 10, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks
After some early struggles, Encarnacion has turned it on over the last few days, and he has a solid matchup Tuesday against Matt Cain to keep it going.
May 9, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
While many fantasy players will be focusing on Coors Field, RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why a former Rockie may be a solid pick Monday on FanDuel.
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 26, 2016
DFS Baseball 101: Small-Field Tourney Strategy
Michael Rathburn shows how he took down last Friday's RotoWire Staff Freeroll a mini-stack of Cubs batters, including Anthony Rizzo, that prospered in the single-field tournament.
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 17, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Chris Bennett finds a lot of hot players worth rostering Sunday, including a reasonably-priced Dustin Pedroia riding an 11-game hitting streak
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 13, 2016
Farm Futures: PCL Hitters Roundup
James Anderson takes a look at the early results for top PCL hitting prospects, and finds forgotten Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar is off to a fast start.
April 11, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
With a relatively small slate, the Mariners' Nelson Cruz sticks out as an outfielder to target thanks to opposing pitcher Colby Lewis' tendencies to give up fly balls, which could turns into home runs.
April 9, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Astros Ready to Blast Off
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming week of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game slates for the Nationals, Rangers and Astros.
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
Regan's Rumblings: (Very) Early Overreactions
David Regan rumbles about some premature overreactions midway through the first week of the season.
April 5, 2016
MLB Barometer: Taking All Betts
Vlad Sedler's opening-week look at who's hot and who's not, includes Boston's Mookie Betts, who looks like the total package in just his second full season.
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Alex Spalding breaks down the Tuesday FanDuel slate, which offers a couple of Mariners with good value against the Rangers, including Nelson Cruz.
Alex Spalding finds some great value plays Monday that will allow him to pay up for Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt on DraftKings.
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.
March 4, 2016
Pitching 3D: Piloting the SP3
Doug Thorburn looks at the starting pitchers further down the rankings who could fill out SP3 spots and dissects which ones will likely pay off.
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 17, 2016
The Z Files: Victims of Misfortune
Todd Zola uses metrics outside a pitcher's control to find hurlers due for better luck and better numbers in 2016, including Indians ace Corey Kluber
February 11, 2016
Team Previews: NL Central
Jack Moore provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the highly competitive NL Central.
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