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DFS Baseball 101: Finding Value Pitchers on DraftKings

Michael Rathburn gives us his Daily Fantasy Baseball advice of the week, this time breaking down how to succeed with value pitching on DraftKings

DFS Baseball 101: Finding Value Hitters on FanDuel

Michael Rathburn breaks down a few players he has been using recently in his DFS lineups who have saved him considerable salary cap space but are greatly outproducing their minimal prices.

DFS Baseball 101: Using K Props to Pick Pitchers

Michael Rathburn shows how to use Vegas strikeout props to target DFS pitchers, and which pitchers are best to stack against based on strikeout props.

DFS Baseball 101: How to Use Isolated Power (ISO)

There are a number of key statistics that can help daily fantasy baseball players build their lineups, including Isolated Power (ISO), which helps value extra-base hits.

DFS Baseball 101: Team Batting Stats Report Update

Michael Rathburn breaks down the key batting splits through June that offer an inside edge to DFS players. Don't look now, but here come the Astros.

DFS Baseball 101: Using Moneylines to Pick Pitchers

Michael Rathburn shows how to use Vegas moneylines to find starting pitching on DraftKings and gives tips for selecting hurlers.

DFS Baseball 101: Using Vegas Data to Pick Pitchers

Michael Rathburn looks at how using Vegas totals can help DFS players find pitching bargains on DraftKings.

DFS Baseball 101: Finding Value on FanDuel with DraftKings Salaries

Michael Rathburn shows how to find good values on FanDuel by comparing DraftKings salaries. Find out how the trick allowed him to afford both Max Scherzer and Zack Greinke in a recent play.

DFS Baseball 101: A Detailed Look at FIP

Juan Carlos Blanco breaks down how daily fantasy baseball players can use FIP and ERA together to try and unlock hidden pitching value.

DFS Baseball 101: Team Batting Stats Report Update

Michael Rathburn breaks down the key team batting stats to help DFS players know when to stack certain teams and when to avoid them completely.

DFS Baseball 101: Park Factors

RotoWire's Juan Blanco explains how to use park factor when doing daily fantasy baseball research, which can help make hitting and pitching decisions a bit easier.

DFS Baseball 101: The Multiple-Entry Dilemma

Michael Rathburn hits us with his weekly DFS baseball insights, this time about the predicament of multiple entries in daily contests.

DFS Baseball 101: Learning to Properly Utilize BABIP

Juan Carlos Blanco explains how daily fantasy baseball players can use BABIP when trying to decide which hitters and pitchers to selected for their lineups.

DFS Baseball 101: Definition of a Punt Play

Michael Rathburn hits us with his weekly DFS baseball advice, delving into

DFS Baseball 101: How to Use wOBA

Juan Carlos Blanco explains how daily fantasy baseball players use wOBA to aid in their research for both hitters and pitchers.

DFS Baseball 101: Dealing with a Fantasy Slump

Michael Rathburn checks in with his weekly advice on the Daily Fantasy Baseball front, which discusses strategies for getting back on track when mired in a fantasy slump.

DFS Baseball 101: Building a System for Cash vs. GPP Hitters

Michael Rathburn checks in with his weekly advice on the Daily Fantasy Baseball front, which focuses on strategies for deploying hitters in different game formats.

DFS Baseball 101: April Team Batting Stats Report

Michaell Rathburn breaks down the stats from the season's first month. Who's hitting, who's not and which teams are playing best home and away? That and more.

DFS Baseball 101: How to Use Batter vs. Pitcher (BvP) Stats

A batter's positive history against a pitcher can look appealing for DFS purposes, but Juan Carlos Blanco explains why BvP isn't an end-all, be-all statistic to use.

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.

DFS Baseball 101: Hitter Selection Strategy

Choosing hitters in daily fantasy baseball isn't as simple as focusing on big name players or those on hitting streaks; knowing which stats to use in your research is one key to success.

DFS Baseball 101: Pitcher Selection Strategy

Choosing pitchers in daily fantasy baseball isn't as simple as focusing on picking the top pitcher against the worst team. Juan Carlos Blanco breaks down some key metrics to use and situations to avoid.

DFS Baseball 101: The Art of Stacking

Michael Rathburn discusses how best to stack lineups in daily fantasy baseball and what batting order positions players should target in their stacks.

DFS Baseball 101: Tournament (GPP) Strategies Part 1

Michael Rathburn shares his beginner-friendly tips and strategies for GPP Tournament play for daily fantasy baseball.

DFS Baseball 101: Gaining an Edge with Umpire Data

Christopher Olson explains how analyzing umpire data can help daily fantasy players make better picks and gain a competitive advantage.

DFS Baseball 101: Building a System for Cash Games

Michael Rathburn breaks down his 20 rules for playing heads up and 50/50 contests in daily fantasy baseball.

DFS Baseball 101: How to Play on DraftKings

Wondering how to get into daily fantasy baseball? RotoWire's Josh Hayes breaks down how to play and what tools to use to succeed on DraftKings.

DFS Baseball 101: Finding Value in the Nuances of Baseball

Michael Rathburn breaks down a few key situations for DFS players to take advantage of, including American League pitchers starting in National League parks.

DFS Baseball 101: Beginnersí Research on Pitchers

Michael Rathburn shows beginning DFS players how to do basic research on pitchers that will make a huge difference as they play daily baseball this season.

DFS Baseball 101: How To Play on FanDuel

Wondering how to get into daily fantasy baseball? RotoWire's Josh Hayes breaks down how to play and what tools to use to succeed on FanDuel.

DFS Baseball 101: Beginnersí Research on Hitters

Michael Rathburn shows beginning DFS players how to do basic research on hitters that will make a huge difference as they play daily baseball this season.

DFS Baseball 101: Beginners' Guide to Daily Fantasy Baseball

Michael Rathburn is back to help you learn basic DFS Baseball tips, starting off this week with how to start preparing for the season ahead of time, so that you get to know top platoon guys like Ryan Raburn.

DFS Baseball 101: Prospects Profiles

Michael Rathburn explains how DFS players can take advantage of September call-ups based on how some other rookies performed when they began their time in the majors this year.

DFS Baseball 101: Team Batting Status Update

Michael Rathburn updates his monthly team hitting stats to help DFS players know when to attack certain teams with pitchers and when to stack them.

DFS Baseball 101: If I Ruled the DFS World (2015 Edition)

Michael Rathburn is back with his latest thoughts on how he thinks the DFS industry can improve, including limiting the ability to stack too many hitters in single lineups.

DFS Baseball 101: Building a 20-Rule System for DFS

Michael Rathburn has crunched the numbers and come up with 20 commandments for baseball DFS that will increase your odds of winning, like always using a top-3 pitcher on FanDuel -- but not on DraftKings.

DFS Baseball 101: How to Target Hitters

Michael Rathburn shows how to target hitters for both heads-up and tournament contests and how to treat Miguel Cabrera, who is playing against his norm.

DFS Baseball 101: How to Pick a Starting Pitcher in Tournies

Michael Rathburn turns his attention to tournament play this week and lays out a detailed strategy for picking starting pitchers.

DFS Baseball 101: How to Pick a Starting Pitcher

Michael Rathburn pours over the numbers and explains why picking an elite pitcher like Felix Hernandez is almost always the best way to go in cash games.

DFS Baseball 101: Splitting the Splits

RotoWire's Michael Rathburn takes a look at handedness and park factors to uncover even more indicators in building successful lineups for daily games.

DFS Baseball 101: TradesSports MLB

RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian runs through his strategy for TradeSports MLB contests while also taking a forward look at upcoming NFL offerings.

DFS Baseball 101: The Art of Stacking

Stacking is a commonly-used strategy in daily MLB games, but some sites limit the opportunity, which has made mini-stacking popular.

DFS Baseball 101: Breaking Down DraftKings Pitching

Michael Rathburn delves into the data to show you the best and worst pitching values on DraftKings

DFS Baseball 101: Breaking Down Vegas Data - Part II (Run Totals)

RotoWire's Michael Rathburn dives deep into the numbers to find the best Vegas data regarding run totals.

DFS Baseball 101: Breaking Down Vegas Data - Part I (Pitching)

RotoWire's Michael Rathburn dives deep into the numbers to find the best Vegas data pitching values.

DFS Baseball 101: TradeSports MLB Contests

Jerry Donabedian evaluates his performance in TradeSports' new RBI contest.

DFS Baseball 101: Evaluating DraftStreet Pitching

Michael Rathburn breaks down pitching on DraftStreet.

DFS Baseball 101: Breaking Down Draftstreet Hitting

Michael Rathburn breaks down the hitting numbers to help with your roster building on DraftStreet.

DFS Baseball 101: TradeSports Strategy

Jerry Donabedian evaluates his performance from a pair of TradeSports baseball contests.

DFS Baseball 101: TradeSports' World Cup Contests

Jerry Donabedian chews on his stock moves in TradeSports' World Cup contests.

DFS Baseball 101: Breaking Down FanDuel Hitting 2.0

Michael Rathburn delves deeper into his research to discover the best hitters to target on FanDuel.

DFS Baseball 101: TradeSports Strategy

Jerry Donabedian breaks down his strategy for TradeSports' pre-game trading contests.

DFS Baseball 101: Breaking Down FanDuel Hitting

Michael Rathburn crunches the numbers and identifies the best hitter to target (or avoid) on FanDuel

DFS Baseball 101: TradeSports Stream of Thought

Jerry Donabedian chronicles his in-game trading during Tuesday's Athletics/Yankees tilt.

DFS Baseball 101: Examining Splits, Part 2

Michael Rathburn delves further into his examination of using split stats for daily fantasy baseball.

DFS Baseball 101: DailyMVP's TriplePlay Overview

Jerry Donabedian takes a look at DailyMVP's new daily baseball offering, TriplePlay.

DFS Baseball 101: Sports Tradex's Millionaire Maker

RotoWire partner, Sports Tradex, is offering users a chance to win $1,000,000 this Friday.

DFS Baseball 101: If I Ruled the World

Michael Rathburn surveys the Daily Fantasy Sports landscape and presents his wishlist of changes within the industry, one of which would be to find a way to preserve season-long interests in rapidly improving players like George Springer.

DFS Baseball 101: TradeSports' Stock Market Contests

Jerry Donabedian explores TradeSports new stock market daily baseball contests.