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Fantasy Articles Featuring Ian Desmond

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

The Z Files: Rest-of-Season Risers, Hitting Edition

Todd Zola takes a look at the hitters whose outlook for the rest of the year has improved the most from his initial projections, including Mets outfielder Michael Conforto.

MLB Barometer: Two Months In

Vlad Sedler delivers his weekly edition of the MLB Barometer, kicking things off with thoughts on Mike Trout's injury before getting into his weekly risers and fallers.

The Wheelhouse: Sale Returns to Chicago

Derek VanRiper looks at the 14-game main slate for Tuesday night, which features Chris Sale's return to the south side of Chicago.

NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week

Jan Levine advises on this week's waiver-wire pickups as catcher Francisco Cervelli is heating up for the Pirates.

Regan's Rumblings: 10 Things I Wonder About

Dave Regan uses his weekly rumblings to explore 10 things he wonders about, like if Twins hurler Jose Berrios is overhyped.

MLB Barometer: Catching Lightning in a Bottle

It's MLB Barometer time again, with Vlad Sedler checking in this week about the importance of buying low on the waiver wire while the window of opportunity remains open.

NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week

Jan Levine profiles this week's NL waiver-wire candidates, including Tommy Joseph, who is heating up in Philadelphia after slow April.

MLB Barometer: Profit Off Rockies' Good Problem

Vlad Sedler's weekly look around the majors includes a peek at the good problem the Rockies will soon have, which could make it time for fantasy owners to start shopping Mark Reynolds.

NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week

Jan Levine digs through the waiver wire to find the top players for NL squads this week, including Milwaukee's Junior Guerra, who is working his way back from an injury in his first start of the year.

Oak's Corner: Cargo Struggles in Colorado

Scott Jenstad takes an in-depth look at the week in baseball and examines the hitting struggles of Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez.

NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week

Jan Levine finds this week's waiver-wire gems, including Arizona pitcher Patrick Corbin, who is still a worthwhile risk despite a blowup last week.

The Z Files: Strikeout Rate Surgers and Sliders

Todd Zola looks at hitters who have significantly changed their strikeout rates so far in 2017, and offers a surprising recommendation for those invested in Jose Altuve.

The Wheelhouse: DFS Thoughts - 5/3

Derek VanRiper tries to break out of a recent slump with a huge 14-game Wednesday night slate.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Thor Headed for DL

Jeff Stotts says that Mets pitching ace Noah Syndergaard likely suffered a lat strain during Sunday’s start and likely will land on the DL.

NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week

Jan Levine breaks down the NL waiver wire for the week as David Peralta is tearing it up at the plate for the Diamondbacks.

NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week

Jan Levine scours the waiver wire for players who can help fantasy teams this week, including St. Louis' Jedd Gyorko, who should get full-time at-bats thanks to injuries to his teammates.

MLB Barometer: Don't Get Caught Chasing

In his latest Barometer, Vlad Sedler discusses the benefits of owning elite closers like the Dodgers' Kenley Jansen along with diving into this week's risers and fallers.

NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week

Jan Levine's weekly look at waiver wire includes Archie Bradley, who has found new life in the Arizona bullpen, working himself into the closer conversation.

NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week

Jan Levine highlights players on the waiver wire who can help fantasy owners, like Arizona's Brandon Drury, who won the second base job in spring training.

The Wheelhouse: Job Battles A-Z (v. 2.0)

Derek VanRiper checks in on the key job battles for all 30 teams as the final week of spring training approaches.

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.

MLB Barometer: Values Around the Infield

Vlad Sedler discusses value options at second base, third base and shortstop, including the surprisingly underrated Nick Castellanos.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Regan's Rumblings: Sleepers and Busts

Dave Regan rumbles this week about his obligatory sleepers and busts for the upcoming 2017 campaign.

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?

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.

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.