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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention James Shields's name.
April 29, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Yes Way, Jose
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as Minnesota prospect Jose Berrios is expected to make his 2017 debut after crushing Triple-A.
April 22, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Adam Zdroik sifts through Saturday's slate and sees value in a healthy Michael Brantley facing a very hittable Mike Pelfrey.
April 20, 2017
Collette Calls: Real vs. Mirage
Jason Collette looks at pitchers who have made changes to their arsenals this season and whether their early success is for real. Is Ervin Santana doomed to falter?
April 16, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
Joc Pederson has been slow out the gate this season, but Sasha Yodashkin explains why he has a solid opportunity to break out Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
April 14, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Max Delivery
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitcher as Washington's Max Scherzer could have a big week with matchups against a couple of whiff-prone teams.
April 11, 2017
MLB Barometer: It's a Marathon
Vlad Sedler talks panicky owners off the ledge and identifies this week's Barometer risers and fallers, with the Mets' Yoenis Cespedes landing in the latter category.
April 8, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Lester Gets Two at Home
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Cubs' Jon Lester gets two starts at friendly Wrigley Field. Is that enough to make him this week's top starter?
April 6, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Thursday Picks
Greg Vara checks out Thursday's slate and recommends stacking Giants, including Buster Posey, in the desert against Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray.
March 31, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kicking Off the 2017 Season
Todd Zola ranks Week 1's starting pitchers as Chris Archer has a fortunate opening with two home starts in what he hopes will be a rebound campaign.
March 23, 2017
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.
March 9, 2017
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the AL Central
Brad Johnson is breaking down each teamís pitching rotation, and up this week is the AL Central, including Detroit Tigers veteran Justin Verlander, who has been stellar since coming back from injury in 2015.
February 28, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Job Battles A-Z
Derek VanRiper takes a team-by-team look around the league at important job battles as spring training games are now underway.
December 21, 2016
Collette Calls: Hot Stove Update
Jason Collette analyzes the fantasy fallout from the latest trades and signings, including the Yankees' re-acquisition of closer Aroldis Chapman.
October 1, 2016
Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has hit 31 of his 42 home runs this year against right-handed pitchers, and he now faces White Sox righty James Shields, who has struggled for much of this season.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Saturday Picks
Christopher Olson checks out the regular season's final Saturday slate and expects Charlie Blackmon to deliver as he puts the finishing touches on a breakout campaign.
September 26, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Stephen Vogt is always worth a look when facing a right-handed pitcher, and he has a solid matchup Monday against the Angels' Jered Weaver.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Monday Picks
Adrian Beltre has a strong history against Brewers starter Matt Garza, and given the latter's struggles of late, the Rangers' third baseman looks like a solid fantasy option Monday.
September 24, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: To the Max
Paul Sporer had a little trouble pushing the brilliant Max Scherzer to the top of the list in his last starting pitcher rankings of the season.
September 20, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco recommends paying more than the minimum at catcher Tuesday for Salvador Perez, given his incredible career numbers against Josh Tomlin.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Tuesday Picks
Neil Parker thinks Ben Zobrist's high floor and low price make him an ideal way to get a share of the Cubs' offense against the Reds' Josh Smith, making his first start of the season.
September 17, 2016
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Boston Road Show
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitting rankings for the upcoming slate of games, highlighted by some attractive seven-game schedules for the Red Sox, Angels and Orioles.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Mr. Untouchable
Paul Sporer's pitcher rankings feature Jose Fernandez leading the way as the Miami ace has rarely been touched up at home this season.
The Z Files: Stealing a Category
Todd Zola looks for an edge in the stolen base category over the final weeks of the season, and recommends focusing on exploitable teams and pitchers such as Noah Syndergaard.
September 15, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Value Plays
James Seltzer can't find a better value Thursday than Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki, who has more upside for his price than anyone at any other position.
With not many high-end pitching options for Thursday's slate, RotoWire's Chris Bennett will be paying up for Orioles third baseman Manny Machado against the Rays.
September 10, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Chief Starter
Paul Sporer can't get enough of the Indians' Carlos Corrasco, who's two-start schedule sets up nicely for him down the stretch.
Christopher Olson looks for platoon advantages Saturday, making Brandon Belt an enticing choice in the Arizona desert against the vulnerable Archie Bradley.
With the Mets in Atlanta to face a rookie pitcher, Juan Blanco is looking for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes for plenty of fantasy points.
September 3, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Scherzer Works on K Street
Paul Sporer vaults Max Scherzer to the top of this week's pitcher rankings as he has a good shot of keeping his run of double-digit strikeouts going in two starts this week in the nation's capital.
With James Shields on the mound Saturday, Juan Carlos Blanco is loading up on Twins bats, with second baseman Brian Dozier leading the way.
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