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May 3, 2016
DVR's Top 350: May Update
This time last year, Michael Conforto was in the Mets' minor league system. Where does he check in on the May update of the Top 350?
DFS Baseball 101: April Team Batting Stats Report
Michaell Rathburn breaks down the stats from the season's first month. Who's hitting, who's not and which teams are playing best home and away? That and more.
April 28, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Assessing Skills Growth, and Decline
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes hitters who have seen a skills growth or a skills decline this season and what it means for fantasy owners. Is time to give up on Justin Upton?
Regan's Rumblings: Unsettled Situations
Dave Regan turns his rumblings toward 10 different unsettled playing-time situations across the big leagues and how they might shake out.
April 27, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
Daniel Murphy continues to hit right-handed pitching well, and he's got a solid matchup Wednesday against the Phillies' Jeremy Hellickson.
April 24, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Chris Bennett sifts through Sunday's slate and puts together a Cubs stack against vulnerable Reds' starter Alfredo Simon, headlined by Kris Bryant
April 21, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: Buy-Low Candidates
Dave Regan rumbles about a bunch of underachieving fantasy assets thus far this season and whether or not you should try to buy low on their services.
April 17, 2016
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Clay Link looks at this week's free-agent targets, including Tampa Bay's Erasmo Ramirez, who should make the most of his starting opportunities the next couple months.
April 14, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: Possible Playing Time Increases
David Regan gets his rumble on about 12 players with potential to see an increase in workload thanks to some early-season struggles by their teammates.
April 12, 2016
MLB Barometer: It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Vlad Sedler issues a friendly reminder to stay the course with struggling players early on, in addition to breaking down his risers and fallers in Week 2.
April 7, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
Kyle Schwarber is off to a bit of a rough start, but he's got an ideal matchup Thursday to start a breakout.
April 4, 2016
Minor League Barometer: Arriving Prospects
Jesse Siegel looks at prospects who will impact big league teams this season, including Minnesota outfielder Byron Buxton.
April 2, 2016
The Long Game: Inflation Busters
Erik Siegrist tackles the tricky topic of keeper-league inflation and how to game the system with a player such as Adam Jones so fantasy owners can get the most bang for their inflation-adjusted buck.
March 23, 2016
Farm Futures: Anticipating Call-up Dates
James Anderson explains the financial incentives that cause MLB clubs to keep the next wave of stars in the minors, and looks at when top prospects like Blake Snell might get their well-deserved promotions
March 20, 2016
The Long Game: Who Stole the Steals?
Erik Siegrist looks at the league-wide drop in stolen bases and how owners in keeper leagues can take advantage of the trend.
March 3, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Can Desmond Survive Moving to OF?
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes what usually happens when players move from infield to outfield and what that means for Ian Desmond, the Rangers' new left fielder.
March 1, 2016
Collette Calls: Fowler Goes Nowhere
Jason Collette looks at potpourri of ideas this week, including Rule 5 prospects, Cleveland's uninspiring outfield and what Dexter Fowler's signing means for the Cubs.
February 24, 2016
The Wheelhouse: ADP Fallers: Starting Pitchers
In the first Wheelhouse of 2016, DVR looks at ADP fallers with the hope of unearthing underpriced arms on draft day.
January 18, 2016
The RotoWire 200: 2016 Overall Rankings
Is Carlos Correa a top-10 pick in 2016? RotoWire Senior Editor Jeff Erickson shares his January installment of the RotoWire 200.
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
Regan's Rumblings: 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
NL FAAB Factor: 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
Regan's Rumblings: 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.
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