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May 25, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Value Plays
Kevin Payne brings us his Thursday FanDuel suggestions, including Cards first baseman Matt Carpenter against Kenta Maeda and the Dodgers in Chavez Ravine.
FantasyDraft MLB: Thursday Values
Michael Conforto has been crushing righties of late, and he has a great opportunity to keep it going Thursday against the Padres.
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 19, 2017
Oak's Corner: A Good Weekend for Encarnacion?
Scott Jenstad picks the Indians at Astros for his series of the weekend. Could this be the matchup that gets Edwin Encarnacion and the rest of the offense going in the right direction?
May 18, 2017
Collette Calls: Fighting the Long Ball
Jason Collette explores how pitchers are fighting back against baseball's home run surge and whether the key is pitching down the in zone as most assume.
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.
May 2, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Selling Schwarber? + 5/2 DFS
Is it time to sell Kyle Schwarber? Derek VanRiper considers it, and looks at Tuesday's 15-game slate.
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.
April 27, 2017
Facing off against a right-handed pitcher in Coors Field is about all you can ask for when considering Daniel Murphy, which makes him a great play Thursday against the Rockies.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Thursday Picks
Greg Vara looks over Thursday's slate and expects Jedd Gyorko and the Cardinals to feast on Blue Jays right-hander Mat Latos.
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.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Friday Picks
Chris Bennett examines today's slate of games and likes Cleveland first baseman Edwin Encarnacion for his reduced price and recent hot streak.
April 15, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Saturday Values
Xander Bogaerts got off to a slot start, but he's heating up and has a great opportunity to keep it going Saturday against the Rays.
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 13, 2017
Mound Musings: Advanced Metrics and 20/20 Eyesight
Brad Johnson talks about the metrics he uses to assess pitchers but also advises going old school and watching specific pitchers, like Justin Verlander, to accumulate one’s own data.
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?
April 6, 2017
Mound Musings: My 2017 “Home” League Mound Corps
This week Brad Johnson gives readers a look into his own fantasy pitching staff for his highly competitive hometown keeper league. One of the stars of his roster is Noah Syndergaard.
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 9, 2017
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the AL Central
Brad Johnson is breaking down each team’s pitching rotation, and up this week is the AL Central, including Detroit Tigers veteran Justin Verlander, who has been stellar since coming back from injury in 2015.
The Wheelhouse: AL LABR Review
Clay Link reviews his AL LABR auction. What was the plan going in? Did he ute?
Top 250 Dynasty League Rankings
James Anderson offers up his overall rankings for deep dynasty leagues, and puts Corey Seager firmly in the top 10 after his breakout 2016.
March 8, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Mock Draft Analysis
Dave Regan rumbles about his first mock draft of the preseason, detailing how things panned out round-by-round.
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 23, 2017
The Saber's Edge: Predicting High-ERA Pitchers
Jeff Zimmerman looks for the traits that could determine which pitchers will struggle with an ERA greater than their ERA estimators. Is Shelby Miller doomed?
February 14, 2017
Collette Calls: Mixed LABR Recap
Jason Collette explains each pick that he and Paul Sporer made in Monday's Mixed LABR draft. Who did they pass up Bryce Harper for in the first round?
February 8, 2017
Pitching 3D: Starting Pitchers 11-21
Doug Thorburn reveals his starting pitchers ranked 11-21 using his unique methodology for judging hurlers. Where does Stephen Strasburg rank?
February 6, 2017
Baseball Draft Kit: Finding Value in the Scrapheap
Jason Collette looks for sources of value available at a significant discount on draft day.
February 1, 2017
The Z Files: Early Auction Trends
Todd Zola reviews some data from early NFBC auctions, and recommends spending what it takes to lock up a high-strikeout ace like Max Scherzer.
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