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Behind the Numbers: Handing Out the Hardware
Behind the Numbers: Handing Out the Hardware
Mike Trout is an easy choice for AL MVP, but who has been the most valuable fantasy player relative to ADP this season?
Thursday Lineup Card: Vote Yea On Rusney
Thursday Lineup Card: Vote Yea On Rusney
RotoWire's Clay Link looks Thursday's pitching matchups, all of Wednesday's injury news, and suggests owners go out and scoop Rusney Castillo.
Diamond Cuts: Frustrating September Injuries
Diamond Cuts: Frustrating September Injuries
Josh Hamilton has been bothered by a shoulder injury this month, and because it's expanded roster season, he hasn't had to be put on the DL, leaving his fantasy owners in the lurch.
Wednesday Lineup Card: Pull for Pollock
Wednesday Lineup Card: Pull for Pollock
After going M.I.A. for three months while recovering from a broken hand, the Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock has burst back on the scene in September, picking up where he left off in May.
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Pitching Game Theory
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Pitching Game Theory
Sonny Gray has been a significant bargain among the elite starting pitchers in DFS play this season. Renee Miller looks for ways to identify bargains among starting pitchers in her article this week.
MLB Barometer: Old Huddy Duddy
MLB Barometer: Old Huddy Duddy
Tim Hudson has been a serious second-half fader, and RotoWire's Vlad Sedler wonders whether there's a rebound left in him.
Dominate Your Duel: Constructing An Efficient Lineup
Dominate Your Duel: Constructing An Efficient Lineup
RotoWire's Christopher Olson examines the benefits of targeting certain spots in the lineup.
Painting the Black: The Bullpen Mentality
Painting the Black: The Bullpen Mentality
RotoWire's Jensen Lewis discusses the transformation of Carlos Carrasco this year, suggesting that his adoption of the 'bullpen mentality' has made him a successful starter.
Monday Lineup Card: Buckle Down On Buchholz
Monday Lineup Card: Buckle Down On Buchholz
Clay Buchholz is 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA over his last four starts.
FAAB Factor-AL: Fields of Dreams
FAAB Factor-AL: Fields of Dreams
Josh Fields has picked up a couple of saves over the last week, for those of you trying to collect every last save down the stretch.
FAAB Factor-NL: Stretch Run Pickups
FAAB Factor-NL: Stretch Run Pickups
Wilin Rosario just returned from the DL, and some of his owners may have been impatient with his performance and then his injury and might have dropped him, suggests RotoWire's Jan Levine.
Draftster MLB: Fresh Opportunities and Weekly Picks
Draftster MLB: Fresh Opportunities and Weekly Picks
Edinson Volquez will face the Cubs and their 84 wRC+ against right-handed pitching Sunday, which makes him an attractive option for those that don't want to spend for Jon Lester or Clayton Kershaw.
Sunday Lineup Card: Facing the Giants
Sunday Lineup Card: Facing the Giants
Second-tier players on one particular contending team lead postseason runs.
Pitching Value Meter: Strasburg's Quiet Excellence
Pitching Value Meter: Strasburg's Quiet Excellence
Stephen Strasburg might have disappointed some this year, but he's still having a fantastic fantasy season.
Saturday Lineup Card: Ramirez Ripe For The Picking
Saturday Lineup Card: Ramirez Ripe For The Picking
Chris Benzine discusses what value Jose Ramirez has now that he has moved to the second spot in the order.
Dominate Your Duel: Answering Fundamental Questions
Dominate Your Duel: Answering Fundamental Questions
RotoWire's Christopher Olson takes a look at two of the most pressing questions in daily fantasy baseball.
The Daily Duel: Value Picks
The Daily Duel: Value Picks
RotoWire's Kevin Payne takes a look at the current FanDuel value picks at each position.
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks
Despite a tough matchup against the Tigers, RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian likes the Indians Carlos Carrasco as an option on DraftKings this weekend.
Friday Lineup Card: Late Season Surge By Leonys Martin
Friday Lineup Card: Late Season Surge By Leonys Martin
The Rangers may not be fighting for a playoff spot this season, but they do offer solid free agnet choices.
Mound Musings: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Mound Musings: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Nathan Eovaldi can handcuff hitters with both velocity and movement and should be ready next season to help owners from the get-go.
Collette Calls: The Breakout
Collette Calls: The Breakout
Giancarlo Stanton has become an NL MVP candidate while having a full breakout in his age-24 season. What has changed? Jason Collette takes a closer look at the Marlins' star outfielder.
The Saber's Edge: Future Closers
The Saber's Edge: Future Closers
Ken Giles has all of the tools to become a closer, but he needs the Phillies to find a taker for Jonathan Papelbon in order to ascend to the ninth-inning role in Philadelphia.
Behind the Numbers: Failed Expectations
Behind the Numbers: Failed Expectations
Few players fell as hard this year as Jay Bruce, who has been sub-replacement level after three straight years of 30 homers.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode: 57: Wild Cards in Flux
Short Hops Podcast: Episode: 57: Wild Cards in Flux
Can the Brewers stop their free fall and earn a postseason berth? DVR & Bernie discuss Milwaukee, the changes in Arizona and Texas, and look ahead at their preliminary second-base rankings for 2015.
Wednesday Lineup Card: No Need to Panik
Wednesday Lineup Card: No Need to Panik
The second base spot has been mostly a dearth of offense for the Giants this season, but rookie Joe Panik's recent surge has turned the position from a weakness to a strength.
MLB Barometer: All Betts Are On
MLB Barometer: All Betts Are On
Mookie Betts is getting an extended run of playing time in September and taking advantage of it. He makes Vlad Sedler's 'Risers' list in this week's Barometer.
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Game Theory
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Game Theory
Chris Carter and his Astros teammates are your not-so-secret weapon against left-handed starters when you're looking to go against the crowd.
In Some Depth: The Final Wave
In Some Depth: The Final Wave
Joc Pederson's call to the Dodgers is likely part of the final wave of prospects coming up to contribute in 2014. Can he carve out a significant role as the Dodgers push for an NL West title?
Tuesday Lineup Card: A Pleasant Odor
Tuesday Lineup Card: A Pleasant Odor
Hyped young prospect Rougned Odor is starting to produce at the big-league level.
Monday Lineup Card: Collin-g McHugh
Monday Lineup Card: Collin-g McHugh
Astros starter Collin McHugh is 4-0 with a 1.97 ERA over his last five starts.
FAAB Factor-AL: Uehara Down
FAAB Factor-AL: Uehara Down
As the season winds down in September, more closers are falling by the wayside, including Koji Uehara with the Red Sox. Andrew Martinez discusses Uehara's replacements among those in this week's article.
FAAB Factor-NL: Clippard Closing?
FAAB Factor-NL: Clippard Closing?
Jan Levine breaks down the Nationals' closer committee and tells you what to bid on Tyler Clippard.
Draftster MLB: Unexpected Value and Weekly Picks
Draftster MLB: Unexpected Value and Weekly Picks
Scott Feldman isn't an exciting pitcher, but he does enough to get the job done in daily games, giving players an opportunity to use more of their salary cap on hitting.
Sunday Lineup Card: Discount On Dizzying Speed
Sunday Lineup Card: Discount On Dizzying Speed
A bout with dizziness makes Holt available for pickup.
Pitching Value Meter: Two Jokers for the King
Pitching Value Meter: Two Jokers for the King
Felix Hernandez gets two starts this week against teams he has dominated this year.
Saturday Lineup Card: Not Dunn Yet
Saturday Lineup Card: Not Dunn Yet
Adam Dunn is producing after a change of scenery, and Chris Benzine discusses why he is worth a look at first base.
The Daily Duel: Value Picks
The Daily Duel: Value Picks
RotoWire's Kevin Payne runs through his weekly value picks on FanDuel, including a pair of Baltimore Orioles - Nelson Cruz and Jonathan Schoop.
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian runs through his value picks on DraftKings for the weekend, including the slumping Yasiel Puig.
Dominate Your Duel: Effectively Utilizing Splits
Dominate Your Duel: Effectively Utilizing Splits
RotoWire's Christopher Olson takes an in-depth look at the value of batter and pitcher splits.
Collette Calls: Back In On Brad Miller?
Collette Calls: Back In On Brad Miller?
Jason Collette discusses the changing batting stances of Brad Miller and explains why he'll be back in on him again next year despite his bust of a season in 2014.
Mound Musings: 2015 Draft Day Aces
Mound Musings: 2015 Draft Day Aces
Clayton Kershaw is, of course, the top fantasy pitcher heading into 2015, but who else should be on your short list of starters to watch?
The Saber's Edge: Starting Pitchers for the Stretch Run
The Saber's Edge: Starting Pitchers for the Stretch Run
Are Kevin Gausman and the Orioles' starting pitchers undervalued? Jeff Zimmerman looks for potential starting pitcher pickups for the final weeks of the season.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 56: September Callups
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 56: September Callups
DVR & Bernie discuss the prospects on the receiving end of a September callup, toss-ups for 2015, the shifting playoff picture, and more!
Behind the Numbers: Overvalued for 2015
Behind the Numbers: Overvalued for 2015
Johnny Cueto might be having a great season, but it takes time to rebuild trust, and he hasn't proven that he can be trusted in 2015.
Diamond Cuts: A Core Problem
Diamond Cuts: A Core Problem
Jeff Stotts discusses the core injury that's been troubling the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera in this week's MLB injury report.
Wednesday Lineup Card: Call-Up Day, Part Deux
Wednesday Lineup Card: Call-Up Day, Part Deux
In a seemingly endless sea of September call-ups, the Phillies' Maikel Franco rates as one of the shining stars of the group.
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Late Season Risers
MLB Daily Games Strategy: Late Season Risers
Even Renee Miller, who literally wrote a book on cognitive biases in fantasy sports, is not immune to using recent hot hitters like the Astros' Chris Carter.
In Some Depth: September Expansion
In Some Depth: September Expansion
The Cards are still waiting for Oscar Taveras to solve big league pitching, but for now he remains atop the RF depth chart in St. Louis. Could that change with expanded rosters?
Tuesday Lineup Card: Call-Up Day
Tuesday Lineup Card: Call-Up Day
As usual, Sept. 1 features a list of prospect and non-prospect call-ups a mile long -- with some noteworthy names mixed in.
Monday Lineup Card: Stealing Schafer
Monday Lineup Card: Stealing Schafer
Jordan Schafer was second in MLB with 11 steals in August.
FAAB Factor-AL: September Expansion Is Nigh
FAAB Factor-AL: September Expansion Is Nigh
September roster expansion is a day away, and after that it might not be too long until the Royals get back the services of Eric Hosmer.
FAAB Factor-NL: Soler Power
FAAB Factor-NL: Soler Power
Jorge Soler and Javier Baez are two of the reasons why the Cubs' future is bright. Jan Levine suggests that you break the bank to get Soler if you can in your leagues.
Draftster MLB: Fresh Faces and Weekly Picks
Draftster MLB: Fresh Faces and Weekly Picks
With Daniel Murphy expected to miss significant time, Dilson Herrera should have the opportunity to get a bevy of at-bats for the time being.
Sunday Lineup Card: Finding Affordable Relief
Sunday Lineup Card: Finding Affordable Relief
Davis offers creative alternative to chasing saves.
Pitching Value Meter: Fightin' Phillie
Pitching Value Meter: Fightin' Phillie
Cole Hamels has been in a groove since mid-May, and he'll look to continue it in two starts this week.
Saturday Lineup Card: Russellin' Some Feathers
Saturday Lineup Card: Russellin' Some Feathers
Chris Benzine discusses his recommended pickup, the day's transactions, and takes a look at some value picks for Saturday.
Dominate Your Duel: Pounding The Zone
Dominate Your Duel: Pounding The Zone
RotoWire's Christopher Olson takes a look at the benefits of throwing first-pitch strikes.
The Daily Duel: Flying High Again?
The Daily Duel: Flying High Again?
Chris Davis has fallen off from his impressive 2013 campaign, but he's currently a nice value on FanDuel, Kevin Payne writes.
Friday Lineup Card: Drew For You!
Friday Lineup Card: Drew For You!
As the season nears an end, Drew Smyly may offer you some much needed starting pitching help...
Minor League Barometer: Prospect Year in Review
Minor League Barometer: Prospect Year in Review
The year did not go according to play for prospect Taijuan Walker, who has dealt with injuries, command issues and criticism from the Mariners.
The Saber's Edge: Second Half Skill Changes
The Saber's Edge: Second Half Skill Changes
Jason Hammel has struggled since being traded to Oakland. Jeff Zimmerman looks at Hammel's fall, and other second-half skill changes in this week's installment of The Saber's Edge.
Mound Musings: State of the Staff Overviews
Mound Musings: State of the Staff Overviews
The Nationals have solidified their position atop the division thanks to pitching, and Stephen Strasburg hasn't even hit his stride yet.
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian takes a look at the top hitter and pitcher value plays on DraftKings this weekend.
Behind the Numbers: Second-Half Duds
Behind the Numbers: Second-Half Duds
Nelson Cruz has seen a dramatic drop in second-half production, but could he be poised for a rebound in September?
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 55: AFL Rosters Revealed
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 55: AFL Rosters Revealed
DVR & Bernie get ready for the waiver trade deadline, discuss the prospects that they are most excited to see in the Arizona Fall League, and more!
MLB Daily Games Strategy: The Lack of Pitching Trends
MLB Daily Games Strategy: The Lack of Pitching Trends
Renee Miller searched the end of the 2013 season looking for pitching trends that might carry over to the final weeks of the 2014 season, but unfortunately found few that applied.
Collette Calls: Drew Smyly's Evolution
Collette Calls: Drew Smyly's Evolution
Drew Smyly remains a work in progress for Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey, but that evolution may go slowly, particularly as the team tries to fix Smyly's changeup, writes Jason Collette.
Wednesday Lineup Card: Hip Hip, Jorge!
Wednesday Lineup Card: Hip Hip, Jorge!
Jorge Soler is the latest of the Cubs' hot-hitting prospects to reach the majors.
Diamond Cuts: Captain of Bad Puns
Diamond Cuts: Captain of Bad Puns
Every pun using David Wright's last name has been already used, but Jeff Stotts is concerned about a bigger issue - Wright's shoulder. He wonders if there's something serious underneath the shoulder and neck issues that have bothered Wright lately.
MLB Barometer: The Fiers and the Furious
MLB Barometer: The Fiers and the Furious
Vlad Sedler overcomes his skepticism about Mike Fiers and relates how poorly most of the hyped rookies this year have played.
Tuesday Lineup Card: Cosart Gallery
Tuesday Lineup Card: Cosart Gallery
Jarred Cosart has been pitching well in a Marlins uniform, making him a streamable option down the stretch.
In Some Depth: Bet on Mookie
In Some Depth: Bet on Mookie
Mookie Betts once again has a clear path to playing time in Boston.
Monday Lineup Card: Injuries Abound
Monday Lineup Card: Injuries Abound
A's reliever Luke Gregerson is Monday's recommended pickup on the heels of Sean Doolittle's oblique injury.
FAAB Factor-AL: Second Half Surge
FAAB Factor-AL: Second Half Surge
Andrew Martinez chronicles Dustin Ackley's resurgence over the second half and tells you to break the bank for Rusney Castillo.
FAAB Factor-NL: September Speculation
FAAB Factor-NL: September Speculation
Will the Dodgers call up Joc Pederson when rosters expand in September? How about the Phillies - will they give Maikel Franco the call? Jan Levine gives you an early look at both in this week's article.
Draftster MLB: Promising Prospects and Weekly Picks
Draftster MLB: Promising Prospects and Weekly Picks
While we are unlikely to have a powerhouse on our hands, Rymer Liriano could be a nice option in the final weeks of the season for owners looking for a player who has a chance to put up a few multi-point outings.
Pitching Value Meter: Two Starts for Kershaw
Pitching Value Meter: Two Starts for Kershaw
A two-start week for Clayton Kershaw comes at the perfect time for fantasy owners, especially for those in head-to-head leagues.
Sunday Lineup Card: Arcia Heats Up Minnesota
Sunday Lineup Card: Arcia Heats Up Minnesota
Twins' outfielder continues to set torrid pace in August.
House of Shlain: The Lost Year
House of Shlain: The Lost Year
Byron Buxton's 2014 season has been a lost year, but he may end up spending time in the Arizona Fall League to play catch-up.
Minor League Barometer: Bundy's Lost Year
Minor League Barometer: Bundy's Lost Year
It was a bit of a lost year for Dylan Bundy, who came back from Tommy John surgery only to suffer a shoulder injury later in the season.
Saturday Lineup Card: A Case For Hellickson
Saturday Lineup Card: A Case For Hellickson
Clay Link looks at all of the day's injury news, some closer situations from around the league and explains why you should consider the Rays' Jeremy Hellickson.
Dominate Your Duel: Incorporating Catcher Framing Statistics into DFS Strategy
Dominate Your Duel: Incorporating Catcher Framing Statistics into DFS Strategy
RotoWire's Chris Olson explores ways to incorporate catcher framing into your FanDuel strategy.
Friday Lineup Card: Jay Is The Way
Friday Lineup Card: Jay Is The Way
Reds closer Aroldis Chapman looks to be back to himself after a Thursday night appearance...
Mound Musings: Working Around Trouble
Mound Musings: Working Around Trouble
The best pitchers know how to work around trouble, and few are better at it than Felix Hernandez, who has allowed a mere two home runs with runners on this year.
Behind the Numbers: Hot August Targets
Behind the Numbers: Hot August Targets
Travis Snider has impressed with the Pirates this year, but will he get enough at-bats down the stretch to help fantasy teams?
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks
DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian takes a look at the top DraftKings value plays for both pitchers and hitters this weekend.
The Saber's Edge: Second-Half Breakout Hitters
The Saber's Edge: Second-Half Breakout Hitters
Chris Carter has always shown a combination of impressive power and inconsistent contact skills, but is he finally putting all together in the in the second half? Jeff Zimmerman attempts to identify hitters having a breakout.
Thursday Lineup Card: Wada Ya Got To Lose?
Thursday Lineup Card: Wada Ya Got To Lose?
Since joining the Cubs in July, Tsuyoshi Wada (along with Kyle Hendricks) has helped the North Siders transition easily from the losses of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 54: Top of the Mountain
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 54: Top of the Mountain
DVR and Bernie discuss the season-ending surgeries for Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki, look ahead to begin forming their 2015 third-base rankings, consider the value of Corey Kluber with respect to elite starting pitchers, and more!
The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Plays
The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Plays
RotoWire's Chris Benzine highlights value plays on FanDuel this week, including Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, who recently returned from injury.
MLB Barometer: Get Carter
MLB Barometer: Get Carter
Scott Jenstad doesn't want to talk about his slumping A's (but does anyhow), explains how to excel in the end game of a league, and pumps the value of the surging Chris Carter.
In Some Depth: See You in September
In Some Depth: See You in September
Dodgers fans have been calling for Joc Pederson and they should get their wish when rosters expand next month.
Diamond Cuts: Protecting McCutchen
Diamond Cuts: Protecting McCutchen
Jeff Stotts talks about the measures that the Pirates will take to protect Andrew McCutchen as he returns from his rib injury.
Tuesday Lineup Card: Hot Carl
Tuesday Lineup Card: Hot Carl
Carl Crawford's been playing every day and producing solid speed numbers for the Dodgers, but remains widely available.