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September 25, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Angels rookie starter Daniel Wright has struggled against right-handed hitters this season, particularly on the road, which sets up nicely for outfielder George Springer on Sunday.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
Jose Abreu has been swinging a hot bat of late, and RotoWire's Juan Blanco explains why it should continue Sunday against the Indians.
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 23, 2016
The Z Files: Notes To Self For 2017
Todd Zola leaves some notes to himself for his 2017 drafts, including a reminder to focus more on hitting early given his knack for consistently finding valuable arms like Brandon Finnegan in the late rounds.
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.
The Z Files: Stealing a Category
Todd Zola looks for an edge in the stolen base category over the final weeks of the season, and recommends focusing on exploitable teams and pitchers such as Noah Syndergaard.
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 9, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
Jose Altuve is always worth considering against a lefty, and RotoWire's Alex Spalding explains why the Astros second baseman has more upside than usual Friday against the Cubs.
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Robinson Cano is working on a 10-game hit streak, and RotoWire's Sasha Yodashkin sees it going to 11 on Friday against the A's.
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 28, 2016
With the Nationals sending a rookie spot starter to the mound Sunday, Juan Carlos Blanco is looking to Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for solid fantasy production.
Despite Carlos Rodon's recent success on the mound, Juan Carlos Blanco is ready to unleash Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz on Sunday.
August 27, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: No Way Jose on Road?
Paul Sporer explains why Jose Fernandez's road splits could be headed for better days in this week's pitcher rankings.
August 26, 2016
Pitching 3D: NL Keeper Conundrum
Doug Thorburn examines a few pitchers who many fantasy managers in keeper leagues are thinking of holding onto for next season.
August 25, 2016
The Z Files: Opportunity, Opportunity, Opportunity
Todd Zola stresses the importance of playing time over talent down the stretch and examines the factors that could impact the September promotion of prospects like Manuel Margot.
August 22, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Kevin Payne breaks down the Monday FanDuel slate as Jake Lamb is a great spot to produce at a price point that still offers value.
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Xander Bogaerts hasn't displayed a ton of power this season, but RotoWire's Chris Olson explains why the Red Sox shortstop is a solid play Monday against the Rays.
August 20, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Yu the Man This Week
Paul Sporer likes the two-start week ahead for Rangers starter Yu Darvish, who has dominated batters since coming off the disabled list.
August 18, 2016
Mound Musings: Targeting 2017 – National League
If your season is all but over this year, Brad Johnson says that this is a great time to lay the foundation for a big 2017 by targeting pitchers who will be in demand next year, like Noah Syndergaard.
August 17, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
Despite a .210 batting average, Todd Frazier has still put up a .250 ISO and hit 31 home runs, and RotoWire's Chris Olson explains why Wednesday against the Indians is an ideal time to use him.
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 11, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
Jon Lester's price isn't the cheapest, but RotoWire's Juan Carlos Blanco explains why the Cubs starter is worth paying up for Thursday against the Cardinals.
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Value Plays
A light slate of games with few aces makes choosing the right pitcher crucial, and James Seltzer is focusing on the Royals' Danny Duffy against the White Sox.
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.
August 5, 2016
Despite playing at Petco Park on Friday, RotoWire's Kevin Payne likes the fantasy upside of Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph.
Yankees starter Michael Pineda has allowed at least five runs in three of his last five starts, giving Sasha Yodashkin every reason to use Indians lefties Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor.
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 29, 2016
Pitching 3D: Pitching Value in DFS vs. Season-Long
Doug Thorburn breaks down a number of pitchers who have been quality season-long options this year but have struggled in DFS, and those who produce the other way.
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.
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