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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Jeff Samardzija's name.
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?
May 3, 2016
DVR's Top 350: May Update
This time last year, Michael Conforto was in the Mets' minor league system. Where does he check in on the May update of the Top 350?
April 30, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Good Week Ahead for Harvey
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starting pitchers, including the Mets' Matt Harvey, who has increased his swinging-strike rate his last two starts and now gets to face two strikeout-prone teams.
April 27, 2016
Toeing the Line: Wednesday Betting Picks
Erik Siegrist gives us his Wednesday MLB betting picks, punctuated by a trio of underdogs.
April 26, 2016
DFS Baseball 101: Small-Field Tourney Strategy
Michael Rathburn shows how he took down last Friday's RotoWire Staff Freeroll a mini-stack of Cubs batters, including Anthony Rizzo, that prospered in the single-field tournament.
April 23, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Wind In His Sale
Chris Sale has a nasty schedule this week. So, does that mean Paul Sporer dropped him in this week's pitcher rankings? On the contrary.
April 22, 2016
The Wheelhouse: Snellzilla Gets the Call
The Rays will bring up Blake Snell for his MLB debut Saturday. Derek VanRiper hashes out his value, and takes a look around the rest of the American League.
April 21, 2016
Mound Musings : Assessing Emerging Opportunity
Brad Johnson explains what to look for when determining which pitching prospects will soon get opportunities. Find out why Brandon Finnegan gets the edge against more talented pitchers.
April 16, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Roaring Thunder
Noah Syndergaard faces off against the Phillies and Braves this week, and Paul Sporer wonders if he could reach 30 strikeouts.
April 12, 2016
MLB Barometer: It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Vlad Sedler issues a friendly reminder to stay the course with struggling players early on, in addition to breaking down his risers and fallers in Week 2.
Jose Fernandez will look to bounce back from his poor opening start against a Mets team that may not be as good as many believe.
April 9, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Worth the Price
Paul Sporer ranks this week's starters as Boston's David Price faces a huge test in the AL East against Baltimore and Toronto.
April 7, 2016
The Z Files: Finding Viable DFS Pitchers
Todd Zola explores the kinds of pitchers to use in DFS cash games, and why it makes sense to pay up for top-shelf hurlers like Chris Archer
April 6, 2016
Erik Siegrist takes a look at six interesting MLB betting lines for Wednesday, highlighted by a potential upset in the NL West.
April 2, 2016
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kicking Off the 2016 Season
Paul Sporer is back with the inaugural 2016 Pitcher Rankings, and it's not hard to guess who tops the list as Clayton Kershaw begins the year at two of the league's best pitchers' parks.
February 24, 2016
The Wheelhouse: ADP Fallers: Starting Pitchers
In the first Wheelhouse of 2016, DVR looks at ADP fallers with the hope of unearthing underpriced arms on draft day.
February 9, 2016
Pitching 101: Dissecting Secondary Offerings
Eno Sarris analyzes the secondary offerings of several arms in search of breakout potential for 2016.
February 8, 2016
Draft Day Strategy: Auction Tips
Regardless of your opinion on building around a high-priced arm, mapping out projections and dollar values before an auction is critically important.
February 4, 2016
Team Previews: NL West
RotoWire's Erik Siegrist takes a spin around the NL West with a team preview for each of the five clubs.
February 2, 2016
Draft Strategy : Navigating the NFBC Main Event
After a monster 2015 season in the NFBC, Vlad Sedler shares his plan from last year and looks ahead to this year's Main Event.
January 8, 2016
Pitching 3D: Intriguing Arms of the NL West
Doug Thorburn examines five pitchers from the National League West and breaks down their mechanics to help evaluate their potential value for the 2016 season.
December 14, 2015
Collette Calls: Hot Stove Review
Jason Collette breaks down some of the notable transactions this offseason, including Zack Greinke's huge move from Los Angeles to Arizona.
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