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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.
June 1, 2016
DVR's Top 350: June Update
Gregory Polanco is among the biggest risers on the update Top 350 rankings, with 50-plus games in the books for each club.
May 28, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Two Jakes are Better than One
Paul Sporer's weekly pitcher rankings awards the top spot to the Cubs' Jake Arrieta, who gets two starts this week while the likes of Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale have but one.
May 24, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks
David Price's 5.53 ERA looks ugly on the surface, but Alex Spalding explains why fantasy players should overlook it Tuesday against the Rockies.
May 21, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sale-ing Ks for IP
Paul Sporer explains the tradeoff in strikeouts for Chicago's Chris Sale, who's still the AL's top starter, in this week's pitcher rankings.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: White Sox Set to Pop
Erik Siegrist breaks down his hitter rankings for the week, dominated by a trio of AL squads with eight and seven-game slates.
May 14, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Double the Kershaw
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, among other elite hurlers, has a two-start week.
May 12, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Analyzing the 50/20/10 Pitching Club
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes the exclusive club of starting pitchers who have hit the trifecta with GB, K, BB rates of 50, 20, 10 and explains what it means for fantasy owners.
May 8, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco finds plenty of bargains on Sunday's slate including resurgent Orioles starter Chris Tillman, whose price tag is still weighed down by his rough 2015.
May 7, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Strasburg at Home on K Street
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers as a two-start week in D.C. for Stephen Strasburg has the Nationals ace atop the list.
May 4, 2016
The Saber's Edge: Assessing Pitcher Skills Growth, Decline
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes pitchers who have seen a skills growth or a skills decline this season and what it means for fantasy owners. Why are Dallas Keuchel's strikeouts down this year?
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