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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
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
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.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
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
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
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.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
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
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Saturday Picks
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.
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
Jon Lester's price isn't the cheapest, but RotoWire's Juan Carlos Blanco explains why the Cubs starter is worth paying up for Thursday against the Cardinals.
Chris Bennett breaks down the Thursday Yahoo slate, where the Rangers' Jurickson Profar finds himself in a nice matchup against struggling Colorado starter Chad Bettis.
August 10, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Alex Spalding looks over Wednesday's slate and is willing to back the resurgent Justin Verlander on the road against a stumbling Mariners squad.
With the A's up against a right-handed pitcher Wednesday, catcher Stephen Vogt will be getting plenty of fantasy attention from RotoWire's Chris Olson.
August 6, 2016
Collette Calls: Trade Deadline Fallout
Jason Collette looks at some of the deals that went down at the trade deadline and what it means for the likes of Carlos Beltran. Will he miss Yankee Stadium's short porch?
August 5, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
Despite playing at Petco Park on Friday, RotoWire's Kevin Payne likes the fantasy upside of Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Friday Picks
With Tim Lincecum on the hill Friday, Chris Olson is ready to unleash Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz and his .209 ISO against right-handed pitching.
July 31, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Chris Bennett thinks youth will be served, as Nomar Mazara is just one of four rookies providing strong value at their price tags on Sunday's slate.
July 30, 2016
Christopher Olson picks the Saturday Yahoo baseball slate and finds a good value at catcher with Kansas City's Salvador Perez in an excellent matchup.
July 27, 2016
Despite a seemingly tough matchup against the Cardinals' Adam Wainwright, RotoWire's Chris Olson explains why Yoenis Cespedes is worthy of fantasy consideration Wednesday.
July 19, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks
Nelson Cruz has crushed left-handed pitching this season, and he has just that matchup Tuesday against the White Sox.
July 18, 2016
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Uphill Battle for Harvey
Pitcher Matt Harvey will have season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, and Jeff Stotts explains that though Harvey’s injury is in a favorable spot, he'll face major challenges upon his return in the spring.
RotoWire's Chris Olson likes the idea of stacking Orioles against Yankees starter Ivan Nova on Monday, with first baseman Chris Davis leading the way.
July 2, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Justin Verlander has been far from dominant, and RotoWire's Juan Blanco explains why Evan Longoria is the right player to attack the Tigers' starter.
July 1, 2016
The Saber's Edge: How Age Impacts Plate Discipline
Jeff Zimmerman looks at the relationship between a player's age and plate discipline, and perhaps it makes sense that Carlos Gomez's contact rate has nosedived this season.
June 28, 2016
MLB Barometer: Assessing the Fantasy Outfield Pool
Vlad Sedler looks at the first-half winners and losers in the outfield, including Boston's Mookie Betts, who is on pace for more home runs than steals this season.
June 22, 2016
The Saber's Edge: What the Last 30 Days Tells Us
Jeff Zimmerman looks at the last 30 days of stats to find players who are flying under the radar, like the Angels' Matt Shoemaker, and others who might be due for regression.
June 21, 2016
MLB Barometer: Assessing the Fantasy Player Pool
Vlad Sedler looks at the fantasy winners and losers at each position as midseason approaches, including first baseman Brandon Belt, who is the only Giant outearning his preseason ADP.
June 13, 2016
James Shields' White Sox debut was a disaster, and RotoWire's Chris Olson is going back to the well with Nick Castellanos against Shields at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday.
June 6, 2016
Chris Archer's struggles this season have made fantasy players shy away, but Chris Olson explains why the Rays' ace should be considered Monday against the Diamondbacks.
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