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November 4, 2015
Collette Calls: Overdrafted & Underdrafted
In his latest in a series of self-reflections, Jason Collette looks back at players he deemed overdrafted or underdrafted prior to Opening Day.
October 3, 2015
Bats & Balls: Handing Out the Hardware
Dave Regan names his award winners in each league, but does Zack Greinke have a chance in a tight NL Cy Young race?
September 30, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Late Season Outfield Help in Altherr
Aaron Altherr is fighting for a roster spot next season for the Phillies and offers a solid power/speed combo down the stretch.
September 27, 2015
FAAB Factor - NL: Wainwright Returns
Jan Levine reviews the top FAAB and waiver pickups for the final week of the regular season, when we could see Adam Wainwright return from his injury to pitch out of the bullpen.
Sunday Lineup Card: Capturing Kiermaier
Rays outfielder brings under-appreciated multi-category goodness.
September 26, 2015
Weekly Hitter Rankings: A Fitting Jays-Yanks Finish
Erik Siegrist crunches the hitting numbers for the final week of the year and finds familiar foes on top in what could determine a playoff spot.
September 22, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Back, Back, Back, Gone
Back injuries have been keeping some of the game's premier hitters -- including Miguel Cabrera, Adam Jones and Ryan Braun -- out of the lineup in the season's final weeks.
September 18, 2015
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
Jerry Donabedian is looking for Drew Smyly to shut down the Orioles on Friday.
September 15, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Reimold Sounds Good
September 10, 2015
Bats & Balls: 2016 Top 100
David Regan looks ahead to 2016 and offers an early peek at his top 100. Can Bryce Harper dethrone Mike Trout for the top spot?
September 3, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Picks
With few games on the schedule, James Seltzer is doing his lineup shopping at Coors Field.
August 29, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Picks
Joel Bartilotta is going cheap Saturday so he can fit in an expensive Bryce Harper, who has a great matchup against a pitcher he absolutely owns.
August 28, 2015
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian wants to pick on a soft Milwaukee lineup this weekend.
August 18, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Picks
Ronny Mor breaks down the Tuesday FanDuel slate and finds some cheap upside plays, like the Yankees' Brett Gardner.
August 16, 2015
Sunday Lineup Card: Catching The Rodon Hype Train
Delayed slightly, the promise Rodon flashed in college and in the minors might have arrived in the majors.
August 13, 2015
Bats & Balls: Hot Second-Half Starts
David Regan examines some players putting up great numbers since the All-Star break, including Mariners' slugger Nelson Cruz
August 12, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Khris Davis, Please Stand Up!
Donít be surprised if Khris Davis smacks 10-12 more home runs by seasonís end!
August 8, 2015
Joel Bartilotta likes a Tigers stack Saturday against Boston's Wade Miley with value plays and elite bats like J.D. Martinez.
August 7, 2015
Rotowire's Jerry Donabedian has his eye on some cheap, young batters this weekend.
August 5, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
David Soda's picks for Wednesday games include Paul Goldschmidt and Yoenis Cespedes.
August 3, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Kevin Payne starts the week with some major bargains, including Seattle's Jesus Montero at catcher.
July 31, 2015
Series to Watch: Mets vs. Nationals
Lucas Duda leads the Mets in home runs this season and will face the Nationals this weekend without having to see ace Max Scherzer.
July 27, 2015
MLB Barometer: Staying Focused
Vlad Sedler cautions against premature NFL obsession - you've got a baseball league to win!
July 24, 2015
Man + Machine: Finding Value
Neil Parker examines how well the RotoWire MLB Lineup Optimizer performs with its value suggestions, and how fantasy players should takes advantage of it.
July 23, 2015
The Long Game: Distressed Asset Recovery
Erik Siegrist looks at some of this year's bums, like Washington's Ian Desmond, and discusses whether dynasty owners should buy low.
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Value Plays
As David Soda notes, Mike Moustakas' has been red-hot, but his performance hasn't changed his FanDuel price much.
July 12, 2015
FAAB Factor - NL: New Closer in Atlanta
Jason Grilli is done for the season. Will Jim Johnson start pitching in the ninth in Atlanta? RotoWire's Jan Levine is back with this week's edition of the NL FAAB Factor.
July 10, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
Jason Kipnis has been excellent against right-handed pitching this season, and Benny Ricciardi has a number of value plays to allow DFS players to fit Kipnis in comfortably.
July 4, 2015
Collette Calls: Managing Second-Half Expectations
Jason Collette looks at recent history to find some realistic projections for fantasy categories in the second half. For example, how many home runs should you expect from a player in the second half?
July 2, 2015
Bats & Balls: 30 Teams, 30 Questions
David Regan takes a tour of all 30 depth charts, and among other thoughts has some concern over Gregory Polanco's progress
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