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Andrew Martinez writes about baseball and football, in addition to hosting the award winning RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio. He is a native Texan and roots for the Astros, Texans, Rockets, and Rice Owls.

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FAAB Factor-AL: Walker Gets His Shot

Taijuan Walker subbed in for the injured Roenis Elias last week and is worth your consideration for the final week, writes RotoWire's Andrew Martinez.

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 3 Defense

Alex Smith and the Chiefs go on the road to face an underrated Dolphins defense

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.

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 2 Defense

Toby Gerhart's Jags go on the road to face a Redskins defense looking to bounce back

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.

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 1 Defense

Rex Ryan's Jets draw rookie Derek Carr in his first NFL start

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-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-AL: Set Sail With Avisail

Avisail Garcia surprised the White Sox and his fantasy owners by getting back from his injury in August, when he was originally expected to miss the remainder of the season.

FAAB Factor-AL: Many Happy Returns

Andrew Martinez reminds you to pay attention to the DL, where players like Wil Myers will be returning from after a lengthy absence.

FAAB Factor-AL: Trade Deadline Fallout

Andrew Martinez breaks down all of the talent coming into the AL following the trade deadline and writes up his latest recommendation on Derek Holland.

FAAB Factor-AL: Moose Tacos

Though Mike Moustakas's batting average remains a concern, he still merits a higher ownership rate in mixed leagues due to his power, writes RotoWire's Andrew Martinez.

FAAB Factor-AL: Buyer Beware

Danny Salazar returns to the majors this week, but RotoWire's Andrew Martinez preaches caution in your bidding.

FAAB Factor-AL: Holland Itching To Return

Out all season, Rangers starter Derek Holland is ramping up his rehab and eager to return, making now the time to snatch him up for the stretch run.

FAAB Factor-AL: First Big Trade!

The first big trade of the season has happened, with the A's landing Jeff Samardzija. How much should you bid on him in your league? RotoWire's Andrew Martinez shares his opinion.

FAAB Factor - AL: Joey Sits

Who bats while Joey Bats sits? Andrew Martinez breaks down Jose Bautista's substitutes among others in this week's column.

FAAB Factor-AL: Riding the Hot Hand

J.D. Martinez is one of the hottest hitters in the game right now. Andrew Martinez shares his suggested bid amount in this week's AL FAAB Factor.

FAAB Factor-AL: Resurgent Captain

Andrew Martinez discusses Derek Jeter's recent hot streak as well many considerably younger players in this week's edition.

FAAB Factor-AL: Gausmania 3.0

Kevin Gausman is back up for the Orioles - is he here to stay this time? Andrew Martinez weighs in on how much to bid on him.

FAAB Factor-AL: Stash Holland

RotoWire's Andrew Martinez suggests that you pick up Derek Holland now, before he comes off the DL, if your league allows for it.

FAAB Factor-AL: A Whiff of Success

Rougned Odor's hold on the second base job will last longer than expected, with Jurickson Profar (pictured) suffering a setback in his rehab.

FAAB Factor-AL: Changing Bullpens

Jim Johnson is out, Sean Doolittle appears to be back in for the A's. Andrew Martinez suggests that you should go get Doolittle even if he isn't closing full-time, because his skills are so strong.

FAAB Factor-AL: Wieters To The DL

Matt Wieters went to the DL on Sunday morning after being diagnosed with an elbow injury earlier in the week. Andrew Martinez evaluates his potential replacements.

FAAB Factor-AL: Planning Ahead

Kendrys Morales has changed uniforms a couple of times since this picture, but it's time to start stashing him in anticipation of him signing somewhere after the draft.

FAAB Factor-AL: Back In the Saddle?

Is there a chance that Jim Johnson could regain the A's closer job just weeks after he lost it? Andrew Martinez suggests the possibility and gives you a bidding price on him in this week's article.

FAAB Factor - AL: Springer Came Early in Houston

George Springer was called up this week. He's the first elite prospect to earn a promotion, and fantasy players should be willing to spend big to get him.

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-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 - 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.

Breakfast Table: Existential Thoughts

It's hard to believe that Trent Richardson was a consensus first-round pick on draft day. DVR and Andrew Martinez discuss big changes so far, and surprises that may be on the horizon.

FAAB Factor - AL: Looking Ahead

Mariano Rivera had his going away ceremony Sunday in Yankee Stadium. Andrew Martinez breaks down the team's alternatives for the future.

FAAB Factor - AL: Oh Captain, My Captain

Derek Jeter is done for the season - Andrew Martinez reviews his potential replacements among this week's free agents.

FAAB Factor - AL: Ellsbury's Injury Opens the Door

Jacoby Ellsbury will be out for an extended period of time with his latest injury. Andrew Martinez tells you who to pick up in his place.

Team Defense Grid: Andrew Martinez' Overall Rankings

Who should you stream this week?

FAAB Factor - AL: Big Debut For Walker

Andrew Martinez reviews this week's set of potential free agents, including Taijuan Walker, who debuted against the Astros this weekend.

FAAB Factor - AL: September Speculation

Andrew Martinez surveys who we might see get the call when rosters expand in September. The O's Kevin Gausman makes the list, but what role will he have?

FAAB Factor - AL: I Think You're Starting, Mr. Anderson

Brett Anderson at one point was ramping up to pitch in the bullpen, but it now looks like the A's will put him back into the starting rotation when he comes off the DL.

FAAB Factor - AL: Sonny Outlook

Sonny Gray has joined the A's rotation and the Red Sox may soon see the arrival of touted prospect Xander Bogaerts. Andrew Martinez dives in and discusses how these and many more players could help your fantasy team.

Charging the Mound: Ride the Hot Streak?

Does Justin Upton's recent surge make him more likely to play well in tonight's game?

FAAB Factor - AL: Cruz to Nowhere

Nelson Cruz is rumored to be on the list of players suspended in the Biogenesis case, perhaps on Monday. Who takes his place?

FAAB Factor - AL: Soriano and Garza

We've seen two big names (relatively) cross leagues, with both players going over to the AL in Matt Garza and Alfonso Soriano. Andrew Martinez suggests how much you should bid on each.

FAAB Factor - AL: Back To the Future

Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez feature prominently in Andrew Martinez's article this week. What year is this anyways?

FAAB Factor - AL: Mighty Moose

Mike Moustakas has come alive with the bat under the tutelage of new hitting coach George Brett.

FAAB Factor - AL: Help Coming Soon?

We haven't yet seen Michael Pineda in a Yankees uniform, at least during the regular season. That could change soon, Andrew Martinez suggests in this week's column.

FAAB Factor - AL: Second Chances

Kevin Gausman is up for his second taste of major league experience and might go back into the rotation this week. Andrew Martinez discusses Gausman and a host of players getting second chances this week.

FAAB Factor - AL: Rating the New Closing Options

Andrew Martinez prefers Koji Uehara over the new options in Detroit and Seattle this week.

Charging the Mound: Fantasy MVPs, Targeting AVG and Streaming SPs

Andrew Martinez sits in for the vacationing Jeff Erickson.

FAAB Factor - AL: The Next Big Thing

The Mariners surprisingly recalled elite catching prospect Mike Zunino this week. Andrew Martinez tells you how much to bid on him and many other top free agent targets.

FAAB Factor - AL: More Prospect Speculation

Andrew Martinez speculates about a prospect call-up in addition to Wil Myers (pictured here). Read to see his take on the Tigers' Nick Castellanos.

FAAB Factor - AL: Looking For Some Wil-Power

This week's AL FAAB includes Andrew's weekly mention of Wil Myers, who could be up soon as the unofficial Super Two marker passes.

FAAB Factor - AL: Huge Bidding Week

Between the difficulties of Fernando Rodney, Jim Johnson and Chris Perez and the debut of Kevin Gausman, this shapes up to be a huge bidding week in AL leagues.

FAAB Factor-AL: Bat Like Beckham

Gordon Beckham is among a handful of players returning from the DL soon in the AL. See what Andrew Martinez has to say about him and other potential pickups this week.

FAAB Factor - AL: Closer Speculation Abounds

Even though Fernando Rodney converted his sixth save of the season Sunday, his walk rate is way up, leading Andrew Martinez to speculate whether we should pay attention to the alternatives in the Rays' bullpen.

FAAB Factor - AL: Say No To Ricky Ro

Ricky Romero is back with the big club thanks to Josh Johnson going on the DL. But is he up to stay? Andrew Martinez is dubious of Romero's chances.

FAAB Factor - AL: Papa Grande Time

Jose Valverde celebrates a Tigers win over the Braves this weekend. Should you celebrate his return to the free agent pool?

FAAB Factor - AL: Speculation Time

When will the Rays call up Wil Myers and Chris Archer? That and more spec bids this week, covered by Andrew Martinez.

FAAB Factor - AL: More Injuries Creating Opportunities

Gordon Beckham will be out through May - Andrew Martinez discusses who will fill in his wake.

FAAB Factor - AL: Is Ubaldo Jimenez Back?

Is Ubaldo Jimenez's strong start against the Blue Jays this week bankable? Andrew Martinez discusses Jimenez among the other AL options this week.

FAAB Factor-AL: First Week Opportunities

Derek Jeter's season-opening trip to the DL is one of many events creating early FAAB opportunities. Andrew Martinez evaluates the full extent of them in this week's article.

Padres' Team Preview: Future Getting Brighter

The future is bright in San Diego, but competing in a tough division likely will keep the Padres out of playoff contention.

Team Defense Grid: Andrew Martinez Ranks the Team Defenses

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Team Defense Grid: Andrew Martinez Ranks the Team Defenses

The Ravens' injuries and poor start on defense has pushed them down to No. 17

FAAB Factor - AL: Keeper Considerations

Andrew Martinez takes a look at Brett Anderson's value for 2013 and beyond.

FAAB Factor - AL: Something New, Something Old

This week's article features Andy Pettitte and Jake Odorizzi

FAAB Factor - AL: Kansas City Shuffle

A handful of Royals prospects not named Wil Myers got the call this week. Andrew Martinez tells us what to expect from them.

FAAB Factor - AL: Starting Pitching Opportunities

Zach Britton, Chris Archer and Dan Straily top the list this week.

FAAB Factor - AL: September Roster Expansion

Jurickson Profar was by far the biggest name promoted among the AL September callups - but how much will he play?

FAAB Factor - AL: Shakeup in Oakland

Brett Anderson is back, plus the A's have a new middle infield.

FAAB Factor - AL: Guthrie Again an Option

Guthrie Finds Relief With Escape to American League

C-USA Fantasy Preview: C-USA: Houston's Problem isn't Sims

Much has changed at Houston this season, but the one constant is star running back Charles Sims.

FAAB Factor - AL: Back From Tommy John

Brett Anderson will make his first 2012 start for the A's this week.

FAAB Factor - AL: Prime Time Prospects

Mike Olt made his debut this week - how much should you spend on him?

FAAB Factor - AL: Who Replaces A-Rod?

Alex Rodriguez will be out for six-to-eight weeks. Who will step up in his place?

FAAB Factor - AL: Myers Heads to the AL

FAAB Factor - AL: Is Cain Able?

Lorenzo Cain is back from the DL for the Royals. Will he start running?

FAAB Factor - AL: Royal Replacements

The Royals have made Jonathan Broxton available in trade talks. Andrew Martinez sorts out the potential replacements.

FAAB Factor - AL: Adam Lind Returns

Adam Lind is back after playing Vegas for a while, tearing it up while he was there. Should you take a chance on him this time around?

FAAB Factor - AL: Fister Back In Detroit

FAAB Factor - AL : Believe In Brian Roberts?

Brian Roberts makes his return from the disabled list soon, but it's tough to be confident in his ability to produce or stay healthy.

FAAB Factor - AL: Getting Ready For Roy Oswalt

FAAB Factor - AL: Replacing Brandon League

FAAB Factor - AL: Selling Derek Lowe

Derek Lowe is off to a hot start, but his peripheral numbers suggest his surface statistics shouldn't be trusted.

FAAB Factor - AL: Fuentes Closing Again

Brian Fuentes's return to closing and Andy Pettite's return to the majors headline this week's FAAB targets in the American League.

FAAB Factor - AL: No More Mo

How should you respond to Mariano Rivera's season-ending knee injury?

FAAB Factor - AL: Fishing For Trout

FAAB Factor - AL: Coco Cordero Closing Again

FAAB Factor - AL: Injured Center Fielders Open Up Playing Time

FAAB Factor - AL: More Than a Stream?

Luke Hochevar had a strong second half in 2011, and followed that up with a great debut in Anaheim on Saturday night. Is he in the circle of trust yet? Andrew Martinez breaks it down.

FAAB Factor - AL: Yankee Fallout

Phil Hughes has a job in the Yankees' rotation thanks to Michael Pineda's shoulder injury, but will it last?

MLB Barometer: Hanson's Rotator Cuff

Andrew Martinez downgrades Tommy Hanson this week - Hanson may not need surgery, but he still has a tear in his rotator cuff.

FAAB Factor - NL: Plenty of Relievers to Look At

Final Four Preview: VCU vs. Butler

Sweet 16 Preview: West Region Preview

Kemba Walker is the reason UConn is in the Sweet 16. Can he take the Huskies to the Final Four?

Sweet 16 Preview: Southwest Region Preview

NCAA Tournament Preview: Southwest Region Outlook

NCAA Tournament Preview: West Region Outlook

FAAB Factor - NL: Rosters Get Even Bigger

FAAB Factor - AL: Manny Returns to the AL

FAAB Factor - NL: Closer Roulette