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Fantasy Articles Featuring Mark Melancon

Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Mark Melancon's name.

Monday Lineup Card: Gyorko Going Gone

Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko has been hot since returning from the DL on July 28.

Mound Musings: Tradewinds are Blowing

The Phillies are said to be quietly checking for potential trade partners, and Cole Hamels is likely available.

Mound Musings: Second-Half Arms in the Spotlight

If R.A. Dickey can harness his knuckleball a bit better, his home-run tate could drop in the second half of the season.

FAAB Factor - NL: Harper's Return Imminent

Bryce Harper had a huge game on his rehab assignment Saturday and Sergio Romo blew another save. Jan Levine addresses both this week and more in this week's column.

Mound Musings: Do Ya Feel Lucky?

Head-to-Head leagues often especially prone to luck, but are some pitchers, like Chris Sale, who have skills to overcome it?

FAAB Factor-NL: Giants Push the Panik Button

The Giants called up Joe Panik on Saturday. Jan Levine suggests how much you should bid on him in this week's edition.

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.

Mound Musings: Draft Day Pitching Preview

LSU's Aaron Nola is considered the most MLB-ready pitcher this year in a draft class that is rich in pitching prospects.

FAAB Factor-NL: And the Oscar Goes To ...

Who will be the lucky winner in FAAB bidding on the Cardinals' Oscar Taveras this week? RotoWire's Jan Levine tells you how much he would bid if given the opportunity.

Mound Musings: Fraud Alert

Is it easier to spot the future star or the flavor of the month? And where does that leave Dallas Keuchel?

Painting the Black: Stop the Madness!

Jensen Lewis begs, pleads and cajoles major league teams to have some patience with their closers, demonstrating the overwhelming advantage that teams have with a stable closer.

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.

Monday Lineup Card: Grilled Cheese Is Cooking

FAAB Factor-NL: Happy Returns?

Tony Cingrani's first start back from the DL against the Phillies on Sunday wasn't that great. He's one of many NL players coming back from the DL this week, as Jan Levine reminds to look there for potential pickup possibilities.

Collette Calls: Strikeout Rate Fallers

Yu Darvish's new approach in 2014 has led to a drop in his strikeout rate, but is he better off in the long haul with the change? Jason Collette looks at the strikeout rate fallers around the league.

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.

FAAB Factor-NL: Belted

The Giants are scrambling to fill the void left from Brandon Belt's thumb injury. Jeff Erickson breaks down his replacement options among this week's possible FAAB candidates.

Thursday Lineup Card: Along Came Polly

Wednesday Lineup Card: Time To Own Cron

With Raul Ibanez languishing as the Angels' DH, fresh call-up C.J. Cron could be positioned to claim a spot in the heart of the lineup.

Thursday Lineup Card: Scooting Along

Wednesday Lineup Card: Denorfia Delivers

Those in deep or NL-only leagues may want to take a look at the Padres' Chris Denorfia, who can offer a little bit of everything while he continues to receive at-bats.

Tuesday Lineup Card: Have A Niese Day

Fantasy owners have been criminally underrating the Mets' Jon Niese -- who battles Cole Hamels Tuesday night -- in the season's early going.

Rounding Third: Week 5 Primer

Remorse from an early season drop, the Vengeance of Versalles and a season or two riding on the sidearm of Joe Smith, all in this week's primer.

Monday Lineup Card: Don't Go it A-Loney

FAAB Factor-NL: Mike Olt!

Jan Levine reviews this week's crop of possible NL pickups, starting with Mike Olt, who is getting more playing time at third base for the Cubs.

Sunday Lineup Card: Hooray For Harrison

Saturday Lineup Card: Next Man Up

The closer carousel continues. Jason Grilli is out with an oblique strain and Ernesto Frieri has lost his job.

Mound Musings: WHIP it Good

Mike Minor is close to returning to the Braves, and a solid defense behind him should help keep his WHIP low.

Monday Lineup Card: No Cooling Kouzmanoff

Thursday Lineup Card: Safety Valve