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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 11, 2016
Toeing the Line: Wednesday Betting Picks
Erik Siegrist breaks down eight of Wednesday's betting lines, exploring which ones to avoid and where you should pull the trigger.
May 10, 2016
MLB Barometer: Striving for Stability
Vlad Sedler talks about the stability and camaraderie found in fantasy baseball, as well as who's on the upswing this week, including Cleveland's Danny Salazar.
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 6, 2016
Toeing the Line: Friday Betting Picks
Erik Siegrist gives us some interesting betting lines to sink our teeth into for Friday, and breaks down who to target -- and who to avoid -- on a busy 15-game slate.
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Chris Archer appears to have turned around his early-season struggles, and Neil Parker explains why the Rays' hurler is a solid fantasy option Friday against the Angels.
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 2, 2016
Minor League Barometer: Garrett's a Gem in the Making
Jesse Siegel highlights minor leaguers moving up and down the charts, including Cincinnati prospect Amir Garrett, who continues to climb the pitcher rankings.
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 25, 2016
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Brantley, Travis Eye Return
Jeff Stotts reports that Indians outfielder Michael Brantley and Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis are gearing up for a return to their respective 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 16, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Blue Jays Set to Soar
The Jays' bats take the cake this week thanks to seven games in AL-East friendly ballparks, while a certain struggling AL Central squad comes in higher than you might think.
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 14, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
While he appears to have a tough matchup against Cole Hamels on Thursday, RotoWire's Neil Parker explains why Matt Wieters is still worthy of fantasy consideration.
Mound Musings: Checking the NL Bullpens
Last week, Brad Johnson gave us an in-depth look at AL closer situations, now the NL gets its turn, including the Diamondbacks' Daniel Hudson.
April 11, 2016
Minor League Barometer: Meadows Goes to Pasture
Jesse Siegel spotlights Pittsburgh prospect Austin Meadows, who chances of making it to the big leagues this season took a severe hit after he was injured in spring training.
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.
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Matt Wieters has shown plenty of pop during his career, and fantasy players could see it Saturday against Drew Smyly.
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
April 3, 2016
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Clay Link surveys the American League waiver wire where as Matt Shoemaker has worked his way into the Angels' rotation thanks to an injury to C.J. Wilson.
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.
The Long Game: Inflation Busters
Erik Siegrist tackles the tricky topic of keeper-league inflation and how to game the system with a player such as Adam Jones so fantasy owners can get the most bang for their inflation-adjusted buck.
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 13, 2016
MLB Prop Bets: Top Wagers for 2016
RotoWire's Erik Siegrist reviews the most interesting season-long prop bets for the upcoming baseball season, including whether to take the easy road and pick Bryce Harper for NL MVP.
March 5, 2016
The Long Game: Scrubbing Your Keeper List
Erik Siegrist looks for keepers from last season who are cheap enough and have enough upside to keep again this season, like Tampa Bay's Steven Souza.
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 26, 2016
Team Previews: AL West
Paul Sporer provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the American League West. Can Mike Trout keep the Angels out of the division basement?
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