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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Jeff Samardzija's name.
August 19, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Dodgers Duo on Top
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Dodgers boats two dominate hurlers while much of the league deals with injuries.
August 17, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Value Plays
Kevin Payne is rolling with Joey Gallo of the Rangers as one of his selections for Thursday's slate.
FantasyDraft MLB: Thursday Values
Adam Zdroik gets into his FantasyDraft recommendations for Thursday, leading off with Phillies hurler Aaron Nola on the road in San Fran.
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
Neil Parker explores Thursday's slate, suggesting the Braves' Freddie Freeman on the road at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
August 13, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Nick Castellanos has been red hot over his past few games, and while he has a fairly tough matchup Sunday against the Twins, Juan Blanco explains why he could still provide plenty of fantasy value.
August 12, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: MadBum's Back
Todd Zola ranks this week's starters as Madison Bumgarner is back atop the pitching list after three consecutive strong starts.
August 6, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Sunday Values
The Cardinals' Matt Carpenter has been very good against right-handed pitching on the road this season, a situation he finds himself in Sunday against the Reds.
August 5, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sale of the Week
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitching as Boston's Chris Sale gets a double dip of the Rays and Yankees.
July 29, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Duffy's on A Royal Cruise
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the trade deadline threatens to cause havoc. One pitcher sailing smoothly, though, is Danny Duffy, who has dominated since coming off the DL.
July 22, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Dominant deGrom
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Mets' Jacob deGrom looks to continue his dominating run with two starts in pitchers' parks.
July 20, 2017
Mound Musings: The Trade Winds Are Blowing
Brad Johnson examines recent pitching trades and what impact it can have on a pitcher’s season. Jose Quintana recently made the cross-town move from the White Sox to the Cubs.
July 16, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
With the Yankees trotting out Bryan Mitchell for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Red Sox, Sasha Yodashkin likes Andrew Benintendi's fantasy prospects.
July 15, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Second-Half Surge for Kershaw?
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers, as Clayton Kershaw, who looks poised for a second-half surge, is one of the few elite hurlers with two starts.
July 13, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: The Second Half Kicks Off
Todd Zola ranks the starting pitchers for this weekend's first post-break games. Corey Kluber lands in the top spot with start at the A's.
July 8, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Saturday Values
Rougned Odor has been excellent against right-handed pitching at home this season, a situation he finds himself in Saturday against the Angles.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Saturday Picks
With the Orioles sending Wade Miley to the mound, Greg Vara is looking to stack the Twins, which includes second baseman Brian Dozier.
July 2, 2017
With the Blue Jays sending struggling Joe Biagini to the mound, Greg Vara is looking for Xander Bogaerts to put up a solid fantasy day.
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Curtis Granderson may be a surprising option for Sunday's DraftKings slate, but Chris Olson explains why the Mets outfielder has a great matchup to produce plenty of fantasy points.
July 1, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Strasburg Hopes to Back Up Last Start
Todd Zola ranks this week's pitchers as Stephen Strasburg, who worked through back spasms last time out, gets two home starts.
June 26, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Christopher Olson is rolling with Indians hurler Carlos Carrasco at home against the Rangers on Monday as part of a short DraftKings slate.
June 24, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Zack on the Attack
Todd Zola ranks this weeks starting pitcher as Arizona's Zack Greinke continues to mow down batters, posting his highest K/9 in nearly a decade.
June 17, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kluber Climbing Back
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitching as Cleveland's Corey Kluber keeps chipping away at his hefty ERA with outstanding control.
June 16, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Friday Values
Juan Carlos Blanco drops his best recommendations for Friday's FantasyDraft slate, pinpointing the Rockies' Nolan Arenado as a great selection at Coors Field against the Giants.
June 10, 2017
With the Cubs sending Eddie Butler to the mound Saturday, Juan Blanco explains why fantasy managers should focus on Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Close at Top Price
Todd Zola breaks down this week's starting pitcher rankings as Boston's David Price has his velocity but is still fighting his command.
June 8, 2017
The Z Files: Rest-of-Season Risers, Pitching Edition
Todd Zola completes his look at players whose projected value has changed the most since the beginning of the year, including the suddenly dominant Jeff Samardzija.
June 5, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Monday Values
Juan Carlos Blanco delivers his best plays for Monday's FantasyDraft slate, leading off with Brewers hurler Junior Guerra against the road-weary Giants.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Monday Picks
Adam Zdroik looks for value on Monday's short slate and likes Jason Heyward's numbers against right-handers such as Marlins starter Dan Straily.
June 3, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: To the Max
Todd Zola breaks down this week's pitcher rankings as Max Scherzer finds himself on top as he is keeping the homers in check this season.
May 30, 2017
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.
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