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March 21, 2017
MLB Barometer: Mining the Outfield
Vlad Sedler's latest Barometer breaks down the outfield by ADP, pointing out profit potential in players like the Royals' oft-injured Lorenzo Cain.
March 14, 2017
MLB Barometer: Values Around the Infield
Vlad Sedler discusses value options at second base, third base and shortstop, including the surprisingly underrated Nick Castellanos.
March 13, 2017
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Sore Shoulder for Kipnis
Jeff Stotts is back with his weekly MLB injury analysis and this week he’s looking at Indian Jason Kipnis, who will miss the next two weeks and maybe longer with a strained rotator cuff.
March 9, 2017
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.
February 22, 2017
The Z Files: Composite Rankings Update
Todd Zola uses the recent update of Rotowire's Composite Rankings to examine players he's higher or lower on than the consensus, including Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman.
February 21, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Finding Steals, AL Edition
In the second of a two-part series, Derek VanRiper takes a team-by-team look at the potential sources of steals for each American League team.
February 15, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Sleepers and Busts
Dave Regan rumbles this week about his obligatory sleepers and busts for the upcoming 2017 campaign.
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 13, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Finding Steals, NL Edition
In the first of a two-part series, Derek VanRiper takes a team-by-team look at the potential sources of steals for each National League team.
February 11, 2017
2017 Rebound Candidate: Jose Bautista
Tim Heaney analyzes whether we should expect a bounce-back season from Joey Bats this year as the 36-year-old looks to overcome the health problems he endured last season.
December 21, 2016
Collette Calls: Hot Stove Update
Jason Collette analyzes the fantasy fallout from the latest trades and signings, including the Yankees' re-acquisition of closer Aroldis Chapman.
October 5, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
Juan Carlos Blanco previews a slate featuring the NL Wild Card Game and a couple of ALDS Game 1s, and recommends paying up for Mookie Betts in Cleveland.
September 29, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: That's a Wrap
Dave Regan rumbles one last time this year, this time focusing on some of the biggest free agents of the upcoming offseason and what their fantasy impact could look like in 2017.
September 21, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
The Twins will have youngster Jose Berrios on the mound Wednesday, which means RotoWire's Chris Olson will have some Tigers bats in his lineup, including outfielder J.D. Martinez.
September 18, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Evan Longoria has a home run in three straight games, and he has an excellent matchup Sunday against the Orioles to try and make it four in a row.
September 11, 2016
The Rangers' Mitch Moreland is an appealing option Sunday against the Angels, who will send Jered Weaver to the mound.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
With the Twins sending rookie Jose Berrios to the mound Sunday, Juan Blanco is looking to a number of Cleveland bats, including second baseman Jason Kipnis.
September 10, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Saturday Picks
Christopher Olson looks for platoon advantages Saturday, making Brandon Belt an enticing choice in the Arizona desert against the vulnerable Archie Bradley.
September 8, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: Can They Keep it Up in 2017?
Dave Regan rumbles this week about players that have shown the biggest improvement this season and whether they can continue that success into 2017.
September 7, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Alex Spalding loads up on right-handed Rangers against shaky Mariner left-hander Ariel Miranda, with Adrian Beltre leading the charge.
August 25, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Thursday Picks
Juan Blanco previews the Thursday Yahoo slate with Victor Martinez part of a three-player Tigers stack against Twins starter Jose Berrios.
August 21, 2016
There's certainly a risk that Julio Urias won't pitch deep into Sunday's game against the Reds, but Juan Carlos Blanco explains why he's worth it.
Juan Carlos Blanco is looking to use right-handed hitters against Padres starter Luis Perdomo, and that always starts with first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.
August 17, 2016
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.
Juan Carlos Blanco puts the ageless Adrian Beltre atop a Rangers mini-stack Wednesday against A's starter Sean Manaea, who has struggled on the road.
August 16, 2016
MLB Barometer: DFS Lessons Learned
Vlad Sedler shares what he's learned from successful DFS players and looks around the league for those heating up, like Colorado's Charlie Blackmon, and those cooling off.
August 15, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Danny Valencia is always worth attention when he faces a lefty, but Kevin Payne explains why the A's third baseman is an even better play Monday against the Rangers.
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Jayson Werth has hit lefties very well this season and now gets to take on Jorge De La Rosa at Coors Field.
August 13, 2016
Christopher Olson finds some great matchups on Saturday's slate, including Jacob deGrom facing one of the league's worst offense against right-handed pitchers in the Padres.
August 11, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Analzying Dual-Threat Players
Jeff Zimmerman looks at players who have can contribute to fantasy teams with both power and speed, like the Twins' Eduardo Nunez.
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