NEWS & ADVICE
Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Ian Desmond's name.
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
July 1, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Look To Deal Clippard?
Tyler Clippard is a free agent in 2016 and if the Aís donít get back into the playoff race soon, GM Billy Beane could sell Clippard off to the highest bidder.
June 30, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Ronny Mor says Kris Bryant is one of Tuesday's biggest bargains.
June 28, 2015
FAAB Factor - NL: Going to the Matz
Jan Levine breaks down the National League and advises owners to be ready to pounce on prospect Steven Matz, who should be a mainstay in the Mets' rotation.
June 26, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Friday Picks
Benjamin Ricciardi looks through the Friday options and finds a nice mix of value and elite players, like Giancarlo Staton.
June 25, 2015
Bats & Balls: An Early Midseason Check In
David Regan puts together his all-fantasy, all-value, all-rookie and all-regression teams as the first half nears its close
June 17, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Betances Continues To Roll
With Andrew Miller still sidelined to injury, Dellin Betances continues to fill in admirably.
June 9, 2015
In Some Depth: The Melk Man Can't Deliver
Ryan Eisner on Melky Cabrera's dismal season, the Diamondbacks' depth at catcher and more.
June 6, 2015
Collette Calls: Breaking Down Ian Desmond
Jason Collette finds some disturbing answers after crunching the numbers on Ian Desmond and his disappointing season.
June 3, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: McCullers May Stick
Due to some Astros pitching injuries, the 21-year old McCullers received the call to start on May 18 against the Athletics.
May 27, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Picks
David Soda thinks Zach Greinke will post Max Scherzer numbers at a much lower cost.
May 25, 2015
FantasyAces MLB: Monday Picks
Paul Bruno fills out his lineup card for Monday and likes the hot hand of Bryce Harper.
FanDuel MLB: Monday Picks
Kevin Payne has no reason to trust Red starter Jason Marquis on Memorial Day and will consider a Rockies stack against him, including Nolan Arenado, who's on fire.
May 22, 2015
FantasyAces MLB: Friday Picks
RotoWire's Alex Spalding thinks Zack Greinke has the best pitching upside Friday on FantasyAces.
FanDuel MLB: Friday Plays
Hunter Pence has been hot since returning from injury, and RotoWire's Benny Ricciardi thinks he's a great play Friday at Coors Field.
May 13, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Like Father Like Son?
Okay, so DeShields isnít your everyday rockstar player, but I do dig his potential overall.
May 11, 2015
MLB Barometer: RIP Trading
Stepping in for Vlad Sedler, Derek VanRiper wonders if trading is dead, while pondering the market value of Noah Syndergaard and offering up the weekly supply of risers and fallers.
May 8, 2015
Daily Baseball 101: How to Target Hitters
Michael Rathburn shows how to target hitters for both heads-up and tournament contests and how to treat Miguel Cabrera, who is playing against his norm.
May 5, 2015
Dominate Your Duel: Umpire Analysis
RotoWire's Christopher Olson returns to review his best umpires to target for DFS games this week.
May 4, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Power Plouffe Play
Kevin Payne likes Mark Trumbo, even at a premium price.
MLB Barometer: Sizzlers and Fizzlers
Vlad Sedler picks winners and losers from the season's first month, including Paul Goldschmidt, who looks primed for a career year.
May 3, 2015
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Picks
Despite a relatively high price, Jose Altuve continues to pay off for FanDuel players, posting over seven points in five of his last eight games.
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