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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Ian Desmond's name.
August 12, 2014
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.
August 8, 2014
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.
August 7, 2014
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.
August 4, 2014
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.
July 27, 2014
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?
July 21, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: McCarthyism
Unlucky and underrated, Brandon McCarthy looks like a strong second-half option in a wide variety of formats.
July 11, 2014
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.
July 1, 2014
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.
June 30, 2014
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.
June 25, 2014
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.
June 24, 2014
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.
June 20, 2014
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.
June 19, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: Starting Pitching Value In The Cubs' Rotation?
There's one Cubs pitcher that's worth owning...
June 18, 2014
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?
June 17, 2014
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.
June 16, 2014
Tuesday Lineup Card: Heaney Meeny Miney Mo
June 10, 2014
Daily Baseball 101: Breaking Down FanDuel Hitting
Michael Rathburn crunches the numbers and identifies the best hitter to target (or avoid) on FanDuel
June 5, 2014
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...
May 31, 2014
Sunday Lineup Card: Supersonic Saunders
May 29, 2014
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?
May 23, 2014
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.
May 22, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: Snag Zach Britton For Saves
If you need saves, Britton gives you a shot at notching a few.
May 19, 2014
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.
May 18, 2014
Monday Lineup Card: Grilled Cheese Is Cooking
May 16, 2014
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.
May 13, 2014
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.
May 12, 2014
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.
May 1, 2014
Friday Lineup Card: Relax, Jansen Owners
Chris Perez to steal saves away from Dodgers' closer Kenley Jansen?
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