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August 27, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: No Way Jose on Road?
Paul Sporer explains why Jose Fernandez's road splits could be headed for better days in this week's pitcher rankings.
August 26, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Friday Picks
Nolan Arenado has understandably been excellent at home this season, but RotoWire's Chris Olson says the Rockies third baseman shouldn't be ignored on the road Friday against the Nationals.
August 20, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Yu the Man This Week
Paul Sporer likes the two-start week ahead for Rangers starter Yu Darvish, who has dominated batters since coming off the disabled list.
August 16, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Tuesday Picks
Chris Bennett can't pass up the chance to roster Bryce Harper at a reasonable price hitting in Coors Field despite his recent injury and post-All-Star break disappearing act.
August 13, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Fernandez Still Rolling
Paul Sporer isn't troubled by Jose Fernandez's recent bump in the road as he has him on top of this week's starting pitcher rankings.
August 10, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
Juan Carlos Blanco provides his recommendations for Wednesday's slate and anticipates another huge game from Manny Machado in a juicy road maychup.
August 6, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Max Output
Paul Sporer boosts Max Scherzer to the top of this week's pitcher ranking as the Washington hurler looks to have gotten a handle on his long-ball troubles.
August 5, 2016
With Tim Lincecum on the hill Friday, Chris Olson is ready to unleash Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz and his .209 ISO against right-handed pitching.
July 31, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: National No. 1
A two-start week for Stephen Strasburg has the Nats' ace atop this week's pitcher rankings.
July 29, 2016
Yankees starter Ivan Nova has thrown the ball better of late, but Chris Olson explains why he's still rolling with the Rays' Corey Dickerson on Friday.
July 26, 2016
MLB Barometer: Navigating the Trade Deadline
Vlad Sedler discusses how to handle the trade deadline and still keep some FAAB money for the stretch run. That and more in this week's look at who's up and who's down in baseball.
July 23, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Calming the Panic
Paul Sporer isn't worried about Jake Arreita thanks to his gem against the Mets, vaulting the Chicago ace to the top of this week's rankings.
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
Hanley Ramirez paid big dividends when he blasted three home runs on Wednesday, and Juan Carlos Blanco is expecting more fireworks Saturday against the Twins.
July 19, 2016
MLB Barometer: Rotation Power Rankings
Vlad Sedler ranks all 30 major league rotations at the midpoint of the season and puts Jake Arriets and the deep, consistent Cubs rotation right at the very top.
July 16, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Marlin the Magician
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Miami's Jose Fernandez in the top spot as he has dominated the last couple of months.
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
There are a few Astros who are in play Saturday against the Mariners, with Jose Altuve offering some of the best upside.
Chris Bennett looks over Saturday's slate and expects Robinson Cano to regain his pre-All-Star break form given his career numbers against Lance McCullers.
July 9, 2016
Pitching 3D: Grading the NL West
Doug Thorburn finishes his series look at baseball's starting rotations division by division, focusing on the NL West and the biggest question of the second half -- Clayton Kershaw.
July 8, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
The Tigers boast a number of strong hitters, which has made Justin Upton a bit of an afterthought for DFS players, but Kevin Payne explains why the outfielder is a strong play Friday in Toronto.
July 7, 2016
Regan's Rumblings: Thoughts and Predictions
Dave Regan randomly rumbles about some scenarios on his mind heading into the second half of the season, including the Braves potentially trading their closer and setup man.
July 2, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Carrasco's Hitting his Stride
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, who has taken off since returning from the disabled list in early June.
Chris Bennett finds a lot of hot hands available at reasonable prices on Saturday's slate and recommends sticking with Jake Lamb and his three-game home run streak.
June 27, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Tommy Joseph has hammered left-handed pitching this season, and Chris Olson explains why the Phillies' rookie is a solid fantasy option Monday against the Diamondbacks.
June 25, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kershaw in Pedro Territory
Paul Sporer breaks down this week's pitcher rankings and, no surprise, Clayton Kershaw is on top, but just how close is the Dodgers' ace getting to the all-time greats?
June 22, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
Brian Dozier has struggled overall this season, but he has hit lefties well and has a solid matchup Wednesday against the Phillies.
June 18, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sonny Again in Oakland
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings features Oakland starter Sonny Gray, whose velocity has returned since he came off the disabled list three starts ago.
June 11, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Price is Again Right
Paul Sporer's weekly rankings include a revived David Price who is pitching better than the Red Sox could have hoped when the season began.
Sasha Yodashkin takes a look at Saturday's slate and notes that Dexter Fowler has been raking from the left side of the plate this season, giving him a great matchup against Matt Wisler.
June 4, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Lefty Two-Step for Lester
Paul Sporer can't ignore Jon Lester's matchup this week against two teams who are impotent against left-handers, as the Chicago hurler stops this week's rankings.
Sasha Yodashkin looks over Saturday's slate and likes the price tag on Brandon Crawford as the Giants face a reeling Michael Wacha.
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