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Fantasy Articles Featuring Ian Desmond

Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Ian Desmond's name.

Wednesday Lineup Card: Pining For Pineda

Michael Pineda, out since late April due to a suspension and then a back injury, is finally set to make his return to the mound Wednesday.

Saturday Lineup Card: Worley of a Pickup

Pirates starter Vance Worley has picked up his game on the mound in recent weeks, making him a viable option for fantasy owners.

DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays

John Lester, Francisco Liriano and Johnny Cueto are among the starting pitchers RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian recommends targeting on DraftKings for the upcoming slate of games.

Daily Baseball 101: The Art of Stacking

Stacking is a commonly-used strategy in daily MLB games, but some sites limit the opportunity, which has made mini-stacking popular.

Draftster MLB: Trade Talk and Player Picks

With trades shaking up the landscape a little, will Jake Peavy be a good play against the Dodgers in his first start as a member of the Giants?

Tuesday Lineup Card: McCarthyism

Unlucky and underrated, Brandon McCarthy looks like a strong second-half option in a wide variety of formats.

Saturday Lineup Card: Here To Stay

Arismendy Alcantara is not merely an NL-only option. He is here for good and worthy of consideration in nearly all formats.

Wednesday Lineup Card: Hahn's Solo Act in San Diego

His supporting cast may be brutal, but Padres right-hander Jesse Hahn has managed to reel off four wins and a 1.95 ERA over five starts since joining the rotation.

Tuesday Lineup Card: Place Your Betts

MLB Barometer: Bourn Identity Crisis

Why isn't Michael Bourn doing more of what we see in this photo - stealing bases? Vlad Sedler downgrades Bourn's stock and talks about his midseason ranks in this week's article.

The Lineup Card: Co-Sign on Cosart

Jarred Cosart has shown improved control this season including a 21:7 K:BB over his last five starts (32.2 innings). As Ryan Rufe points out, he offers value in his matchup Thursday against Atlanta.

Wednesday Lineup Card: No Veneer Needed for This Wood

Gavin Floyd's return to the disabled list opens up a rotation spot for Alex Wood, who probably didn't deserve to lose his starting job in the first place.

Saturday Lineup Card: New No. 2 Hitter In Baltimore?

Steve Pearce has occupied the two-hole in each of the Orioles' last three games, making him a decent speculative target for those in deeper mixed leagues.

Friday Lineup Card: Starting Pitching Value In The Cubs' Rotation?

There's one Cubs pitcher that's worth owning...

The Saber's Edge: Tracking Home Runs

Jose Abreu has provided even more power than expected through his first two-plus months in the big leagues. Can he sustain that level of home-run production?

MLB Daily Games Strategy: How Much to Spend on Middle Infielders

It's easy to spend money on high-salaried middle infielders like Troy Tulowitzki, but savvy DFS players should look for cheaper options like Minnesota's Brian Dozier.

Tuesday Lineup Card: Heaney Meeny Miney Mo

Daily Baseball 101: Breaking Down FanDuel Hitting

Michael Rathburn crunches the numbers and identifies the best hitter to target (or avoid) on FanDuel

Friday Lineup Card: Say It Ain't So, Joe (Nathan)!

Tigers' middle reliever Joba Chamberlain has found peace in Detroit, and may be the next closer for the Tigers...

Sunday Lineup Card: Supersonic Saunders

Behind the Numbers: Revisiting Keeper Rankings

Where does Troy Tulowitzki rank now on a keeper list, and is his amazing start enough to look past his health issues?

Saturday Lineup Card: The Grilli Still Burns

Jason Grilli made an early return from the DL on Friday, and was immediately thrust into a save situation in a one-run game against the Nationals.

Friday Lineup Card: Snag Zach Britton For Saves

If you need saves, Britton gives you a shot at notching a few.

In Some Depth: Who's on First

Paul Goldschmidt leads a handful of first basemen who have played 100 percent of their teams' games at first base.

Monday Lineup Card: Grilled Cheese Is Cooking

Saturday Lineup Card: An Opening For Ichiro

40-year-old Ichiro Suzuki wasn't an everyday player to begin the season, but will likely be forced into a regular role with Carlos Beltran out with an elbow injury.

Wednesday Lineup Card: Closer-By-Committee Succeeds?

Sean Doolittle tries to prove his value in a closer-by-committee situation

The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Picks

A slow start has driven down Jason Heyward's salary on FanDuel, but Kevin Payne believes the 24-year-old outfielder remains a good power-speed combo.

MLB Barometer: House of the Reyes Sun

Jose Reyes' fortunes have turned considerably brighter since this unfortunate slide last season in Kansas City. See who else makes Vlad Sedler's risers and fallers this week.

Friday Lineup Card: Relax, Jansen Owners

Chris Perez to steal saves away from Dodgers' closer Kenley Jansen?