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Dominate Your Duel: FanDuel Strategy
Patrick Kaiser previews FanDuel's big baseball tournaments for the 2014 season.
Fantasy 101: How to Win Using Advanced Data
Fantasy 101: How to Win Using Advanced Data
Michael Rathburn discusses how to use advanced data to come out on top in your daily fantasy games on DraftKings, FanDuel, and DraftStreet
Friday Lineup Card: Underrated Davis
Friday Lineup Card: Underrated Davis
Rajai Davis has a path to plenty of at-bats with the Tigers, giving him an opportunity to rack up plenty of steals.
DraftKings MLB: Value Plays For The Week
DraftKings MLB: Value Plays For The Week
Jerry Donabedian offers up his best value plays of DraftKings for the third weekend of the season, including some bigger names with lower price tags
Mound Musings: Swing and a Miss
Mound Musings: Swing and a Miss
Brad "Bogfella" Johnson talks about why strikeout potential is an important part in evaluating fantasy relevance of starting pitchers
Minor League Barometer: Springer Forward and Other Notes
Minor League Barometer: Springer Forward and Other Notes
RotoWire's prospect expert Jesse Siegel takes his weekly look at the minors and highlights the biggest stories to track for value changes.
Short Hops Podcast: Widespread Panic
Short Hops Podcast: Widespread Panic
DVR & Bernie discuss owners’ tendencies to panic, the latest pitching causalities, their failed attempt to work out a Ryan Braun-Yasiel Puig trade in the Steak League, and more!
Short Hops Podcast: A Farewell to More Arms
Short Hops Podcast: A Farewell to More Arms
DVR & Bernie discuss Jackie Robinson Day, the latest wrinkle in the Ryan Braun Problem, the importance of early-season velocity, and more!
The Metric System: Predicting Batting Average
The Metric System: Predicting Batting Average
Few metrics have stabilized to this point in the season, but there is enough data to put the pieces together for expected batting averages. Jeff Zimmerman explains...
Diamond Cuts: Two For the Thumb
Diamond Cuts: Two For the Thumb
Ryan Zimmerman and Josh Hamilton went down with significant thumb injuries in the last week. Jeff Stotts describes the difference between the two injuries and subsequent consequences in this week's article.
Behind the Numbers: Learning From Small Sample Sizes
Behind the Numbers: Learning From Small Sample Sizes
The sample size is small, but can Dee Gordon reach 65 stolen bases and a .300 batting average this year?
Wednesday Lineup Card: Prepare for the Summer of George
Wednesday Lineup Card: Prepare for the Summer of George
He may not be in the majors quite yet, but Astros prospect George Springer's continued dominance at Triple-A could mean a promotion may soon be looming.
Collette Calls: Empty Columns
Collette Calls: Empty Columns
There are plenty of surprising zeroes on the leaderboard through two weeks, including the lack of a home run from Edwin Encarnacion.
The Daily Duel: Mesoraco Hits The Ground Running
The Daily Duel: Mesoraco Hits The Ground Running
Kevin Payne give his good value players to use in FanDuel's salary cap contests, including the Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco
Fantasy 101: How To Win On Sports Tradex
Fantasy 101: How To Win On Sports Tradex
Michael Rathburn tells you everything you need to know in order to come out on top in fantasy daily games on Sports Tradex
Rounding Third: Difficult Cuts
Rounding Third: Difficult Cuts
Even though Jake Odorizzi has newfound job security in the Rays' rotation, Jeff Erickson cut him on his NFBC Main Event team.
In Some Depth: Senior Captain
In Some Depth: Senior Captain
Derek Jeter owners will likely be frustrated by the frequent rest The Captain requires during his final season.
Painting the Black: Closing Epidemic
Painting the Black: Closing Epidemic
Jensen Lewis wonders why teams are pulling the plug so early on their closers this season, particularly in Milwaukee and Oakland.
MLB Barometer: Ventura Two-Step
MLB Barometer: Ventura Two-Step
Velocity hounds love Yordano Ventura, and that love intensified after a great first start against the Rays. He gets two starts this week. See who else Vlad Sedler gave a thumbs up or thumbs down to this week.
Charging the Mound: Erickson and Liss Talk Baseball
Charging the Mound: Erickson and Liss Talk Baseball
Daily Fantasy vs. Season Long, plus Dee Gordon, Matt Kemp, Ryan Braun and other needle-movers two weeks in.
Monday Lineup Card: Fetch Adeiny
Monday Lineup Card: Fetch Adeiny
FAAB Factor-AL: Injuries Creating Opportunities
FAAB Factor-AL: Injuries Creating Opportunities
Koji Uehara has been unavailable to pitch the last two games - Andrew Martinez suggests possible replacement options for him and Adrian Beltre, among others.
FAAB Factor-NL: Closer Speculation
FAAB Factor-NL: Closer Speculation
Jose Valverde blew the save Saturday night against the Angels. Who might be next in line to close if the Mets look for a change? Jason Collette suggests that Gonzalez Germen might be worth a look.
LABR Look: Early Injuries Wreaking Havoc
LABR Look: Early Injuries Wreaking Havoc
Bobby Colton takes a survey of the early injuries' impact in the Mixed LABR league that he's playing in.
Pitching Value Meter: Sonny Days in Oakland
Pitching Value Meter: Sonny Days in Oakland
Sonny Gray, who has a friendly start this week in Houston, is becoming a more complete pitcher this year.
The Long Game: The Closer Carousel
The Long Game: The Closer Carousel
Aroldis Chapman is one of many closers already down. Erik Siegrist offers some alternatives to investing full price on current closers.
Saturday Lineup Card: Josmil Ticket
Saturday Lineup Card: Josmil Ticket
Josmil Pinto went deep again Friday, in his second start of the season at DH.
Friday Lineup Card: Considering Kelly Johnson
Friday Lineup Card: Considering Kelly Johnson
Kelly Johnson could be a nice, cheap source of power, at least while Mark Teixeira (hamstring) remains on the DL.
Painting the Black: Bust a Move? Not These Four
Painting the Black: Bust a Move? Not These Four
Evan Gattis has a great opportunity to be the Braves' everyday starting catcher, but Jensen Lewis is skeptical that it will work out.
Mound Musings: How to Find the Next Closer
Mound Musings: How to Find the Next Closer
Jim Johnson is already out in Oakland, but what should owners look for in closers-in-waiting?
Fielkow's Law: Drew and Morales Still Looking for New Teams
Fielkow's Law: Drew and Morales Still Looking for New Teams
Interest Could Increase as Injuries Mount
Minor League Barometer: Jay Takes Flight
Minor League Barometer: Jay Takes Flight
If Blue Jays pitching prospect Aaron Sanches can fine tune his control, he could be up sooner than later.
DraftKings MLB: Value Plays For The Week
DraftKings MLB: Value Plays For The Week
Jerry Donabedian breaks down the top value plays on DraftKings for the third week of the season
The Daily Duel: Harper To Heat Up
The Daily Duel: Harper To Heat Up
Kevin Payne offers up some veterans that are off to slow starts that are likely to heat up soon, as well as a couple of younger players who seem to be figuring things out at the big league level
Thursday Lineup Card: Solarte Sizzles
Thursday Lineup Card: Solarte Sizzles
Yangervis Solarte has been a very pleasant surprise early on for the Yankees.
Behind the Numbers: Is Brandon Belt's Power for Real?
Behind the Numbers: Is Brandon Belt's Power for Real?
The answer to that and more as this week's edition tackles some early season observations.
Fantasy 101: How To Win On DraftStreet (Basic Strategy)
Fantasy 101: How To Win On DraftStreet (Basic Strategy)
Michael Rathburn dishes out everything you need to know to come out on top of fantasy daily games on DraftStreet.
Wednesday Lineup Card: Moore Trouble Ahead?
Wednesday Lineup Card: Moore Trouble Ahead?
The news surfacing late Tuesday that Matt Moore is reportedly dealing a torn UCL and may need Tommy John surgery could spell doom for the Rays.
Diamond Cuts: Strain vs. Sprain
Diamond Cuts: Strain vs. Sprain
Yasiel Puig's thumb injury inspired Jeff Stotts' annual lecture on the difference between a sprain and a strain.
Collette Calls: Moore Has Been Less
Collette Calls: Moore Has Been Less
The Rays placed Matt Moore on the disabled list Tuesday, but there have been underlying concerns simmering with his velocity. Jason Collette takes a closer look.
Minor League Barometer: Ready to Shine
Minor League Barometer: Ready to Shine
Dominate in the minors, Jake Odorizzi is the No. 5 starter for the Rays, seizing the opportunity due to the injury to Jeremy Hellickson.
Tuesday Lineup Card: Open Pandora's Brox
Tuesday Lineup Card: Open Pandora's Brox
Jonathan Broxton is expected to be activated Tuesday and assume the Reds' closing role in the absence of Aroldis Chapman.
In Some Depth: It's Getting Ugly
In Some Depth: It's Getting Ugly
After an impressive spring, Dan Uggla's first week of 2014 looked more like his 2013 campaign. Ryan Eisner takes a look in the return of In Some Depth.
Fantasy 101: How To Win On DraftKings (Basic Strategy)
Fantasy 101: How To Win On DraftKings (Basic Strategy)
Michael Rathburn provides you with everything you need to know in order to come out ahead playing daily fantasy games on DraftKings.
Rounding Third: Week 2 Primer, FAAB Results
Rounding Third: Week 2 Primer, FAAB Results
Matt Kemp had a huge game Sunday night, but he and the Dodgers have only five games this week. See what else is noteworthy on the schedule, and the results from bidding in the NFBC and major expert leagues this week.
MLB Barometer: Patience Is a Virtue
MLB Barometer: Patience Is a Virtue
Vlad Sedler debuts on RotoWire. He discusses Giancarlo Stanton's hot start, the need to be patient and to avoid some of the early season Fool's Gold that's out there.
Charging the Mound: Liss and Erickson Talk Baseball
Charging the Mound: Liss and Erickson Talk Baseball
Whose value has changed in the season's first week?
FAAB Factor-AL: On the Right Foot
FAAB Factor-AL: On the Right Foot
Abraham Almonte got the Mariners' season started right and hasn't let up yet. Andrew Martinez suggests how much you should bid on him in this week's article.
FAAB Factor-NL: NL Closer Chaos
FAAB Factor-NL: NL Closer Chaos
How much should you bid on K-Rod and the other newly minted closers in the NL? Jan Levine gives you the scoop in this week's article.
Pitching Value Meter: Maximum Strength
Pitching Value Meter: Maximum Strength
Max Scherzer hit the trifecta this week -- two starts in pitchers' parks against the National League.
Saturday Lineup Card: Bearing Down
Saturday Lineup Card: Bearing Down
Cliff Lee will try to get back on track Saturday after disappointing Opening Day start in Texas.
Fantasy 101: How To Win On FanDuel (Basic Strategy)
Fantasy 101: How To Win On FanDuel (Basic Strategy)
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn gives his basic strategy for winning daily fantasy baseball games on FanDuel
Friday Lineup Card: All Eyes On Kemp
Friday Lineup Card: All Eyes On Kemp
Matt Kemp is set to make his much-anticipated 2014 debut Friday against the Giants after a lengthy recovery from offseason ankle surgery.
Mound Musings: The Time to Sell High
Mound Musings: The Time to Sell High
Is it too early to sell a pitcher like Justin Masterson? How soon should you considering selling high?
DraftKings MLB: Value Plays For The Week
DraftKings MLB: Value Plays For The Week
Jerry Donabedian dissects the best DraftKings value plays for Week 2.
The Daily Duel: Bargain Bin Backstop
The Daily Duel: Bargain Bin Backstop
The discount on Mike Zunino opens up a lot of intriguing possibilities for your roster. Kevin Payne shares his thoughts on the Mariners' young catcher.
Short Hops Podcast: Open for Business
Short Hops Podcast: Open for Business
DVR & Bernie discuss their post-draft regrets, recap the injuries of the past week, and discuss their spring and early-season surprises.
Behind the Numbers: Closer Roulette
Behind the Numbers: Closer Roulette
With four new closers already crowned, where will the closer wheel land next? Colorado's Rex Brothers might be a good bet.
Diamond Cuts: Teres Major Heartache
Diamond Cuts: Teres Major Heartache
Dodgers fans and fantasy owners alike are wincing with the news that Clayton Kershaw is suffering from a teres major injury. Jeff Stotts goes into more detail about the nature of the injury this week.
Wednesday Lineup Card: Unfortunate Setback For Kershaw
Wednesday Lineup Card: Unfortunate Setback For Kershaw
The Dodgers announced Tuesday ace Clayton Kershaw (back inflammation) would begin a two-to-three week rehab program, putting fantasy owners in a hole early on.
Behind the Backstop: 2014 Predictions - AL East
Behind the Backstop: 2014 Predictions - AL East
David Ortiz and the Red Sox are still on top of the AL East in Tory Hernandez's division predictions.
Collette Calls: Red Light, Green Light?
Collette Calls: Red Light, Green Light?
The Tigers didn't run much under former manager Jim Leyland, but could Austin Jackson and company see significant gains in stolen bases with Brad Ausmus at the helm?
Tuesday Lineup Card: K-Rod Rises Again
Tuesday Lineup Card: K-Rod Rises Again
Francisco Rodriguez is the Brewers' closer again -- for now -- leaving Jim Henderson's fantasy owners in a bad spot.
MLB Barometer: Happy Real Opening Day
MLB Barometer: Happy Real Opening Day
Clayton Kershaw's back inflammation has Howard Bender really concerned. See who else has caught his eye heading into the start of the season.
FAAB Factor - AL: Go Crazy for Grady?
FAAB Factor - AL: Go Crazy for Grady?
If Grady Sizemore resides on the wire, post-draft, Andrew Martinez points out the formats in which he should be scooped up.
FAAB Factor - NL: Big Bid on Dee Gordon?
FAAB Factor - NL: Big Bid on Dee Gordon?
Does Dee Gordon merit a big bid this week after he won the Dodgers' starting second base job? Jan Levine breaks it down for us in his initial column of the season.
Pitching Value Meter: Kicking Off the 2014 Season
Pitching Value Meter: Kicking Off the 2014 Season
Justin Verlander looks poised this year to reclaim his former position as the top pitcher in the AL, but does that mean he is the top pitcher in this week's season debut of the Value Meter?
Minor League Barometer: All In on Hamilton
Minor League Barometer: All In on Hamilton
The Reds are all in on prospet Billy Hamilton, and so should fantasy owners this season.
The Long Game: Slaying the Inflation Monster
The Long Game: Slaying the Inflation Monster
Heading into the final draft weekend, Erik Siegrist tackles the annual inflation problem, and discusses a few volatile players in new places.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Monopoly Money for Miggy
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Monopoly Money for Miggy
Adam Wolf (@WolfmanTweets) & James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) discuss the Tigers' long-term deal with Miguel Cabrera, second-base situations around the league, and more!
RotoWire Roundtable: Late March Update
RotoWire Roundtable: Late March Update
Aroldis Chapman has obviously fallen in our composite rankings. Who else saw major movement?
The Daily Duel: Can Slim CC Fatten Your Wallet?
The Daily Duel: Can Slim CC Fatten Your Wallet?
Kevin Payne takes a look at good values to use in FanDuel's salary cap contests, including the slimmed down C.C. Sabathia
Spring Training Job Battles: Final Decisions
Spring Training Job Battles: Final Decisions
As teams near their season openers, the final cuts are being made and job battles have been decided. Brian Pelowski takes one last look around the league as spring training comes to an end.
Burying The Phillies; Sticking With The Rays: Over/Under Win Total Bets for 2014
Burying The Phillies; Sticking With The Rays: Over/Under Win Total Bets for 2014
RotoWire President Peter Schoenke gives his annual take on MLB over/under bets. He's won 67.9 percent of his bets over 14 years.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Spring Cleaning
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Spring Cleaning
Clay Link (@ClayWLink) & Adam Wolf (@WolfmanTweets) discuss the latest ailment that has sidelined Doug Fister, Mike Olt's place on the Cubs' Opening Day roster, closers that have struggled this spring, and more!
Charging the Mound: Erickson and Liss Talk AL Tout Wars
Charging the Mound: Erickson and Liss Talk AL Tout Wars
"Chance favors the prepared mind" - Steven Seagal
Behind the Numbers: Players Who are Hard to Value
Behind the Numbers: Players Who are Hard to Value
No one questions Yasiel Puig's talent, but his fantasy value is hotly debated. Where should he go in drafts this spring?
The Wheelhouse: A Simple Plan
The Wheelhouse: A Simple Plan
With the pre-determined strategy of buying Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera, did DVR find enough talent to fill out the bottom of the roster for his Tout Wars squad?
Mound Musings: Pitching Depth as a Fantasy Tactic
Mound Musings: Pitching Depth as a Fantasy Tactic
You're better off stashing high-upside arms like Derek Holland rather than wasting roster spots on generic utility players barely above replacement level.
DraftKings MLB: Value Plays for the Week
DraftKings MLB: Value Plays for the Week
Jerry Donabedian takes a look at the early-season MLB value plays on DraftKings.
Short Hops Podcast: Rangers in Danger?
Short Hops Podcast: Rangers in Danger?
Yu Darvish's neck injury is just the latest in a growing list of ailments that have depleted the Rangers' roster this spring.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: A Flubber Sequel?
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: A Flubber Sequel?
Clay Link (@ClayWLink) & Derek VanRiper (@DerekVanRiper) look back at the Steak League auction, discuss the Pirates' long-term extension with Starling Marte, and attempt to get a read on the health of Brewers shortstop Jean Segura.
MLB Barometer: Ventura Highway
MLB Barometer: Ventura Highway
Yordano Ventura and his 100 mph fastball have won the Royals' fifth starter's job. See who else has seen his stock climb in Howard Bender's initial Barometer of the season.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Roto Fever
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Roto Fever
Derek VanRiper (@DerekVanRiper) flies solo in this episode due to an outbreak of Roto Fever. Yu Darvish won't start Opening Day, Yasiel Puig's MRI results are in, and is it time to worry about the health of Jean Segura's shoulder?
Collette Calls: AL Tout Review
Collette Calls: AL Tout Review
Jason Collette reviews his AL Tout Wars club built around quality starting pitching including Yu Darvish ($31), James Shields ($20) and Masahiro Tanaka ($19).
Diamond Cuts: The Rangers' Rough Weekend
Diamond Cuts: The Rangers' Rough Weekend
Jurickson Profar is out 10-to-12 weeks, as is Geovany Soto, and Yu Darvish is also hurting. Jeff Stotts breaks them down, as well as a few other top injuries around the league.
Rounding Third: Value, Value, Value
Rounding Third: Value, Value, Value
Jeff Erickson reviews his AL Tout Wars auction, where Jose Bautista was his most expensive player.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: The Steaks Are High
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: The Steaks Are High
The Steak League Auction is here! Derek VanRiper (@DerekVanRiper) and Adam Wolf (@WolfmanTweets) discuss the Rangers' 2B options, St. Louis' decision to use Carlos Martinez in relief, and DVR's Tout Wars squad.
Overvaluing Starting Pitching : Aces Are In Fact Less Reliable Than Hitters
Overvaluing Starting Pitching : Aces Are In Fact Less Reliable Than Hitters
Even the great Clayton Kershaw merits a discount for being a pitcher.
House of Shlain: The Pricing Game
House of Shlain: The Pricing Game
While Chris Liss had been pushing against the 70/30 split for hitters and elite pitchers this spring, Nick Shlain isn't ready to make that change. Check out his reasoning in the latest installment of House of Shlain.
Mound Musings: NL West Spotlight
Mound Musings: NL West Spotlight
Tim Lincecum's star has fallen, but does that offer a profit-making opportunity on draft day?
Pitching Value Meter: Opening Day Approaches
Pitching Value Meter: Opening Day Approaches
Clayton Kershaw is the best pitcher in the U.S., and he is about to show that he's the best pitcher in Australia as the 2014 season kicks off.
Short Hops Podcast: Ready to Start
Short Hops Podcast: Ready to Start
DVR & Bernie get ready for the opening series in Australia, discuss the injury woes of the A's and Tigers, and break down the prospects they landed in the staff keeper auction.