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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.
DFS Baseball 101: Value Hitters for August
Michael Rathburn discusses midseason callups who have yet to see a big spike in their FanDuel salaries, like Boston's Andrew Benintendi.
August 19, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Many people could be fading Dustin Pedroia due to his righty-on-righty matchup, but RotoWire's Sasha Yodashkin explains why the Red Sox second baseman is in play Friday against the Tigers.
August 16, 2016
MLB Barometer: DFS Lessons Learned
Vlad Sedler shares what he's learned from successful DFS players and looks around the league for those heating up, like Colorado's Charlie Blackmon, and those cooling off.
August 14, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
Adam Duvall has been very solid against right-handed pitching this season, and he's been particularly good at Miller Park, where the Reds will play Sunday.
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 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 3, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
Juan Carlos Blanco finds a lot of favorable matchups on Wednesday's slate including David Ortiz, who has three homers in 10 career at-bats against Hisashi Iwakuma.
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
The Yankees have one of the worst wOBAs against left-handed pitching this season, and that was before they traded away Carlos Beltran, setting up nicely for Steven Matz on Wednesday.
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 28, 2016
Mound Musings: Quantum Leap, the Sequel
Last week, Brad Johnson traveled through time to bring us the NL pitchers he things are going make a huge impact in the summer of ’18. This week, he predicts the future for AL pitchers, including Yu Darvish.
July 24, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Troy Tulowitzki has picked it up at the plate recently, and he has a solid matchup Sunday against the Mariners to keep it going.
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.
July 21, 2016
Mound Musings: Quantum Leap
Brad Johnson time travels to mid 2018 to study National League pitchers who he believes will be the top performers of that season. Topping this futuristic list is New York Met Noah Syndergaard.
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.
July 9, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Albert Pujols has an excellent BvP against Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez, which is one reason why RotoWire's Juan Carlos Blanco is locking him into his DFS lineup.
July 4, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
Adrian Gonzalez is starting to get hot, and he has a solid matchup Monday against Yovani Gallardo to keep it going.
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.
June 28, 2016
Pitching 3D: Grading the AL East
Doug Thorburn hands out first-half grades to each starting pitcher in the AL East and tells fantasy owners what to expect in the second half.
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco finds plenty of bargains on Tuesday's slate and recommends finding a spot for the surging Anthony Rendon, who's punished Matt Harvey in his career,
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 23, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Value Plays
The first-base selection is quite top-heavy for Thursday's smaller slate, but Hanley Ramirez stands out above the rest of the cheaper options.
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.
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.
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.
Zack Cozart is hitless in his last 11 at-bats, but RotoWire's Juan Blanco explains why the Reds shortstop is worth fantasy consideration Saturday against the Brewers.
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.
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