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Derek is the Senior Baseball Editor for RotoWire.com, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210) from 11a-2p ET on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Fantasy sports articles written by Derek VanRiper

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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.

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!

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!

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!

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 53: Year 2 Begins

DVR and Bernie begin Year 2 of Short Hops by looking at the injuries mounting for the Tigers, discussing the arrival of Michael Taylor and Rymer Liriano, and much more!

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 52: Deadline Fallout

DVR and Bernie discuss the fallout from the trade deadline, the struggles of Mike Minor, the callup of Javier Baez, the breakout of Corey Kluber, and much more!

Short Hops Podcast: Swap Meet

Can the Cards fix Justin Masterson? DVR and Bernie get ready for the non-waiver trade deadline, discuss the deals that have already gone down, and much more!

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 50: The Big Five-O

DVR and Bernie hit the 50th episode mark and discuss Chase Headley in pinstripes, the Angels' acquisition of Huston Street, the ongoing struggles of Dustin Pedroia, and much more!

Short Hops Podcast: Second Half Primer

DVR and Bernie discuss the Futures Game, Home Run Derby, and All-Star Game, while sharing their expectations for the second half of the season.

Short Hops Podcast: The A's Go All-In

DVR and Bernie discuss the additions to the Oakland rotation, the Marlins' quick hook for Andrew Heaney, and their All-Star Team selections on the eve of All-Star week in Minneapolis.

Short Hops Podcast: Another No-No For Timmy

DVR & Bernie discuss Tim Lincecum's second career no-hitter, the prospect targets of the trade deadline sellers, players to acquire for the second half of the season, and more!

Short Hops Podcast: Remembering Mr. Padre

DVR & Bernie discuss the legacy of Tony Gwynn, the continued struggles of Justin Verlander, Bernie's trip to the Southern League All-Star Game, and more!

Short Hops Podcast: Polanco Gets the Call

DVR & Bernie discuss Gregory Polanco's promotion, the Twins' surprising addition of Kendrys Morales, Lonnie Chisenhall's breakout, and more!

Short Hops Podcast: Cargo on the Shelf (Again)

DVR & Bernie discuss another injury for Carlos Gonzalez, Jonathan Singleton's contract with the Astros, Scott Kazmir's new approach, and more!

Short Hops Podcast: Live From Miller Park

DVR & Bernie discuss the ongoing neck issues of Yu Darvish, the increasing use of elite hitters in the No. 2 role, the Braves' decision to call up Tommy La Stella, and much more!

Charging the Mound: Derek & Jeff Talk Baseball

Derek VanRiper thought that he was getting Fit Panda, but instead he's been a Sad Panda.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 41: Warm the Grill Up

Who is the best team in baseball as we near the end of May? DVR & Bernie weigh in. Also, Stephen Drew returns to a familiar place, Justin Verlander is struggling, and Trevor Bauer is back in the big leagues.

Charging the Mound: Charging the TJS

Derek VanRiper is pretty steamed about Jose Fernandez's elbow injury, the latest to hit his NL LABR team. He fills in for Chris Liss this week and discusses the TJS epidemic and its fantasy implications.

Short Hops Podcast: An Ace Goes Down

DVR & Bernie discuss Jose Fernandez, the increase in Tommy John surgeries, the struggles of Shelby Miller, whether the Rays should move David Price, and much more!

Short Hops Podcast: GM Pants

Gregory Polanco turned down a long-term contract offer from the Pirates before taking his first at-bat in the big leagues. How soon could we see him in Pittsburgh?

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The Wheelhouse: An Update

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Behind the Numbers: April NFBC FAAB Review

K-Rod has proven a profitable waiver-wire pickup, but what's the best way to spend FAAB for saves?

Short Hops Podcast: The Sell Button

Charlie Blackmon's fast start has led many owners to consider an attempt to sell him for a more proven commodity. DVR & Bernie discuss April's standouts and much more in the latest episode of Short Hops.

Fantasy Baseball Podcast: DraftKings Exclusive Friday Contest

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Short Hops Podcast: On Brawls and Pine Tar

DVR & Bernie discuss the melee between the Brewers and Pirates, Michael Pineda's audacious use of pine tar, and their early-season movers through the second half of April.

Fantasy Baseball Podcast: DraftKings Exclusive Thursday Contest

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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!

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!

Saturday Lineup Card: Bearing Down

Cliff Lee will try to get back on track Saturday after disappointing Opening Day start in Texas.

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.

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?

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.

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: 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?

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.

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.

Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Keeper Auction Time!

Derek VanRiper (@DerekVanRiper) & Clay Link (@ClayWLink) take a look around the league in their final preparation before the Staff Keeper League 2.0 Auction.

Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Derek VanRiper (@DerekVanRiper), Adam Wolf (@WolfmanTweets) & Clay Link (@ClayWLink) discuss a heavy supply of weekend injuries, consider last season's breakout players and their chances of repeating, and debate the merits of Guinness v. whiskey

Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Michael Squints Palledorous

Derek VanRiper (@DerekVanRiper) and Clay Link (@ClayWLink) consider the rotisserie value of Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez, recap Friday's injury news, and discuss several young prospects on the brink of making an impact in 2014.

Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Calf Season

Derek VanRiper (@DerekVanRiper), Clay Link (@ClayWLink), and Adam Wolf (@WolfmanTweets) discuss several injury updates, unsettled closer situations around the league, and how to kill time at the airport.

Short Hops Podcast: Return of the King

DVR & Bernie recap the final week of Bernie's trip to Florida, share more sleepers, and talk about Yu Darvish's new approach.

Fantasy Baseball Podcast: What's Happening in Atlanta?

The Braves have major injury issues in their rotation, Sergio Romo isn't throwing his slider this spring, the sophomore slump is bogus, and more

Fantasy Baseball Podcast: A New Era

Oscar Taveras gets on the field for his first game of the spring, Doug Fister has an MRI, and the Rangers still don't know who is going to close this season. Check out the first episode of the new RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast!

The Wheelhouse: NL LABR Review

While there wasn't a $40 hitter in the National League pool during Sunday's LABR auction, Paul Goldschmidt might be a steal for DVR at $33.

Short Hops Podcast: The Sleeper Episode, Pt. 2

Zack Wheeler is hardly a secret, but why is he failing to crack the top-200 in NFBC ADP? DVR & Bernie discuss in the latest episode of Short Hops.

Short Hops Podcast: The Sleeper Episode, Pt. 1

Christian Yelich has hit at every level as a pro, but he seems to be flying under the radar in many drafts this spring. DVR and Bernie begin to share their sleepers and undervalued targets in the latest episode of Short Hops.

2014 Yankees Team Preview : Bronx Spending Spree

In what will be the last ride for Derek Jeter, 2014 hopes to bring improvement following another big offseason spending spree by the Yankees. Will the depth hold up and the big acquisitions pay off for a return to the postseason?

Short Hops Podcast: Ubaldo Finds a Home

After turning things around in Cleveland last season, Ubaldo Jimenez has landed with the Orioles. DVR & Bernie weigh in on the move in the latest episode of Short Hops.

2014 Diamondbacks Preview: More of the Same?

The addition of Mark Trumbo provides more pop in the D-Backs' lineup, but can Paul Goldschmidt and company chase down the Dodgers in the NL West?

Short Hops Podcast: Closing the Door

DVR & Bernie finish up their positional rankings and take a look at relievers, discuss the benefits and drawbacks of spring training in Arizona vs. Florida, and run through a number of toss-up scenarios.

The Wheelhouse: 30/30 - Pitching

Can Max Scherzer maintain the gains that made him an elite starter in 2013? DVR looks around the league in the first edition of the Wheelhouse of 2014.

Short Hops Podcast: Behind the Dish

DVR & Bernie share their catcher rankings, discuss the Dodgers' lineup construction, consider the most impactful young players in the game and more.

Short Hops Podcast: The Keystone Cops

Jedd Gyorko was a very pleasant surprise in his rookie campaign, but where does he fall on DVR and Bernie's second base rankings?

MLB Draft Kit: Learning From the Outliers

Carlos Gomez was a huge profit-maker for his fantasy owners in 2013. What can we learn from his breakout, and who is this year's version? Derek VanRiper breaks down Gomez and other outliers from 2013.

Short Hops Podcast: Tanaka Signs

Masahiro Tanaka lands with the Yankees and Clayton Kershaw gets a contract extension with the Dodgers. Plus, DVR & Bernie share their starting pitcher rankings, consider Carlos Santana at third base, and discuss the Brewers' plans at first base.

Short Hops Podcast: It's FSTA Time!

DVR & Bernie discuss the injuries to CarGo, Verlander and Derek Holland, share their top-20 (actually, 21) outfielders, and consider the distribution of auction dollars between hitters and pitchers.

Short Hops Podcast: The Hall of Fame Ballot Episode

DVR & Bernie share their Hall of Fame ballots, set the table with their corner-infield rankings, and discuss where owners should be comfortable selecting Ryan Braun on draft day.

Short Hops Podcast: Happy New Year!

In the first episode of 2014, DVR & Bernie discuss the make-up of Yasiel Puig, consider the idea of Chris Davis as an early first-round pick, dive into the top-10 shortstop rankings and much more!

Short Hops Podcast: I Choo-Choo-Choose You

DVR & Bernie discuss Shin-Soo Choo landing in Texas, the impending arrival of Masahiro Tanaka, the Reds' plans for Billy Hamilton and more!

Short Hops Podcast: Let There Be Music

DVR & Bernie break down the White Sox-Diamondbacks trade, recap the recent signings around the league, and consider potential landing places for some of the top remaining free agents.

Short Hops Podcast: The Chips Are Falling

It's Winter Meetings time in Orlando! Bernie and DVR catch up on the biggest signings and trades that have made this offseason one of the most fast-paced winters in recent memory.

Short Hops Podcast: Trades, Signings, and Gravy

The past week has brought a smorgasbord of moves including blockbuster trades and big free agent signings, but there are plenty of chips still to fall. Put on your Thanksgiving sweatpants!

Thanksgiving Day Value Meter: Tradition V; Better Than Rocky V

Calvin Johnson missed the Lions' first meeting with the Packers this season, but will he feast on the Green Bay secondary on Thursday?

Short Hops Podcast: The Hot Stove Heats Up

DVR & Bernie discuss The Hot Stove, whether Paul Goldschmidt should have won the NL MVP award, Bernie reconsiders Yasiel Puig at No. 1 overall in 2014, and shares his best from the Arizona Fall League.

Short Hops Podcast: Louder Now

Now coming through the left and right speaker simultaneously, DVR and Bernie discuss the Rookie of the Year results, whether the Tigers should move a starting pitcher this winter, free agent catchers and more!

Saturday Daily Puck: Breaking Bryz

Ilya Bryzgalov played just two seasons in Philadelphia after signing a nine-year, $51 million deal with the Flyers. Can he resurrect his career in Edmonton on a one-year deal?

Short Hops Podcast: We're Back!

Now that David Ortiz and the Red Sox are World Series Champions again, DVR and Bernie are starting to look ahead to 2014 in the latest episode of Short Hops.

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.

Saturday Daily Puck: Stuck on the Ground

Claude Giroux still appears to be working his way back from a wrist injury, creating yet another problem for the Flyers. How did they handle it against the Caps on Friday night?

Short Hops Podcast: Shipping Up to Boston

In the latest episode of Short Hops, DVR and Bernie preview the World Series, talk about a few players that have caught Bernie's eye in the Arizona Fall League, share their top-five closers for 2014, and more.

Short Hops Podcast: And Then There Were Four

In addition to checking in on the four League Championship Series matchups, DVR & Bernie discuss the merits of Javier Baez against Carlos Correa in the latest episode of Short Hops.

Short Hops Podcast: Divisional Series Grab Bag

DVR & Bernie discuss the decisive Game 5's on tap, and begin to place Jose Fernandez on the draft board for 2014 in the latest edition of Short Hops.

Short Hops Podcast: It's Playoff Time!

If Justin Upton gets hot, can the Braves find a way to knock out the Dodgers the NLDS?

Short Hops Podcast: O-No!

In this week's episode, DVR and Bernie discuss Manny Machado's injury, the AL Wild Card race, Andy Pettitte's case for a place in the Hall of Fame, and more.

Short Hops Podcast: Setting the Table

How much will a lost 2013 season lower Matt Kemp's stock? In the latest episode of Short Hops, DVR and Bernie discuss the Rangers' slide, Todd Helton's case for the Hall of Fame, and more players that have surprised and disappointed them this season.

Moving the Chains: Ready to Start

The Chiefs kept DeMarco Murray quiet on the ground in Week 2, but is he primed for big things in the coming weeks? Derek VanRiper takes a look around the league as Week 2 comes to a close.

2013 Coyotes Preview: Staying Put

With new ownership, a 15-year lease to stay in Glendale, and a talented young blueliner in Oliver Ekman-Larsson locked up with a long-term deal, the future is bright in Phoenix.

Short Hops Podcast: Surprises & Disappointments

Starlin Castro made Bernie and DVR's lists as one of the biggest disappointments in 2013.

2013 Wild Preview: Zach Attack

Entering his second season in Minnesota, Zach Parise and the Wild offense could be primed for a big leap forward.

Moving the Chains: One Down

Shane Vereen's wrist surgery is a bad break following an impressive Week 1 performance.

The Wheelhouse: 30 Teams, 30 Thoughts - Part 2

Now that he's closing in on 1,500 big league plate appearances, is it time to give up on Mike Moustakas?

Short Hops Podcast: The Hot Seat

What should the Tigers do with Miguel Cabrera battling injury and chasing a Triple Crown down the stretch? Which managers are on the hot seat? DVR & Bernie discuss those topics and more in the latest episode of Short Hops.

The Wheelhouse: 30 Teams, 30 Thoughts - August Edition

With Miguel Cabera and Mike Trout likely to occupy the first two spots on most 2014 boards, does Bryce Harper enter the conversation at No. 3 overall?

Short Hops Podcast: The Elbow Strikes Back

Despite the Mets' efforts with a closely monitored workload, Matt Harvey has suffered a partially torn UCL. DVR & Bernie discuss that and more in the latest episode of Short Hops.

Short Hops Podcast: Weathering the Storm

Do the Dodgers have the best rotation in baseball? Bernie and DVR discuss that and a number of other topics in the latest episode of Short Hops.

Sunday Lineup Card: Strange Exit

Stephen Strasburg's unusual ejection left his fantasy owners in a tough spot Saturday.

The RotoWire 200: August Edition

With approximately six weeks left in the season, Derek VanRiper takes a final crack at the Top 200 overall with the removal of Nelson Cruz and others suspended for their connection to Biogenesis.

Short Hops Podcast: Rangers Get Rios

How much will the addition of Alex Rios help the Rangers? DVR and Bernie discuss that, and much more in the latest episode of Short Hops.

The Wheelhouse: The Past 12 - August Edition

By a wide margin, Mike Trout has the best WAR in all of baseball over the past calendar year. Is he the consensus No. 1 overall pick for those looking ahead to 2014?

Short Hops Podcast: Suspension Fallout

In the second episode of Short Hops, DVR and Bernie talk about the impact of the Biogenesis suspensions on the contenders, weigh the Indians' chances of competing with the Tigers down the stretch, and sort out where Javier Baez will eventually fit into th

The Wheelhouse: So You Want to Be a GM?

After criticizing Royals general manager Dayton Moore's only trade at Wednesday's non-waiver deadline, Derek VanRiper retraces his steps over the past 18 months and questions some of his own decisions.

The Wheelhouse: All In

The Rangers are once again going all in while making a World Series push, and perhaps another move or two will follow the addition of Matt Garza. Derek VanRiper takes a look around the American League heading into the non-waiver trade deadline.

The Daily Duel: Miami Minnows

Miami's Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick are among the recent promotions to target in FanDuel contests.

The Wheelhouse: Ike Survived Las Vegas

Ike Davis lived through a few weeks in Las Vegas, but could you last 30 straight days without leaving the Strip? DVR ponders that and takes a look around the National League coming out of the All-Star break.

The Wheelhouse: Don't Flush This Royal

Since the Royals brought in George Brett as their hitting coach, Eric Hosmer has been hitting the way many expected him to in his sophomore campaign. Should he have made DVR's Top 200?

The Wheelhouse: Can Anyone Stop MBP?

Opportunity may have knocked sooner than expected for Yasiel Puig this season. Where did he rank on Derek VanRiper's midseason Top-200 List?

The Wheelhouse: 30 Teams, 30 Thoughts - June Edition

Now that Papa Grande is Papa Cocida, the Tigers will finally look elsewhere for a closer. Derek VanRiper takes a look around the league as the end of June draws closer.

The Wheelhouse: Go For Go-Go

The value of Carlos Gomez is one of many topics that came up at the FSTA Conference. Derek VanRiper takes a closer look.

The Wheelhouse: Head of the Class

The Astros maxed out their value in the first 10 rounds by taking Carlos Correa first overall ahead of Byron Buxton last June, but Buxton has been the most impressive first-rounder in the 2012 draft class thus far.

Charging the Mound: Smorgasbord Week

Jeff Erickson and Derek VanRiper pick a number of items from the buffet this week, including Kevin Gausman's debut for the Orioles.

The Wheelhouse: 30 Teams, 30 Thoughts - May Edition

Why doesn't Shelby Miller get as much attention as Matt Harvey? Derek VanRiper takes a look around the league closing in on Memorial Day.

The Wheelhouse: Feeling Blue

Ike Davis' slow start has left many owners concerned about a possible demotion. Is it time to jump ship?

Charging the Mound: Breaking the Needle

Jean Segura has been a top-five offensive fantasy player this season. Has he broken the needle? How do we value him going forward? (WITH VIDEO)

The Wheelhouse: Just Say No?

For years, Ricky Nolasco has teased owners with an ERA well above his xFIP. Is his fast start in 2013 a sign of things to come?

The Wheelhouse: Stubborn or Stupid?

Should Jarrod Parker be downgraded from his preseason projection after a poor April? If so, by how much? Derek VanRiper takes a look.

Saturday Lineup Card: What Moore Can I Say?

Rays lefty Matt Moore looks to improve to 5-0 with a road start against the White Sox on Saturday.

The Wheelhouse: Dexter's Lab

Could Dexter Fowler reach new heights in Colorado with his power production this season?

Saturday Lineup Card: Dontcha Know?

Robinson Cano is one of many Yankees with an impressive career mark against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.

Saturday Lineup Card: Aces Up

Stephen Strasburg is one of many aces taking the mound in Saturday's matchups.

Saturday Lineup Card: Pain in the Neck

Ryan Braun owners are crossing their fingers after neck spasms kept him out of the lineup Friday night.

The Wheelhouse: Checks and Balances

Derek VanRiper recaps the NFBC Main Event after taking Troy Tulowitzki ninth overall in Saturday's draft.

The Wheelhouse: New Approach - Mixed Tout Recap

In a league that switched from batting average to on-base percentage, Derek VanRiper made Giancarlo Stanton the anchor of his Tout Wars offense.

The Wheelhouse: On BABIP

Austin Jackson leads all qualified hitters with a .370 BABIP over the last three seasons. Is he bound for regression? Derek VanRiper takes a closer look.

The Wheelhouse: Early Spring Adjustments

With a heavy workload during the first week of spring training, Jose Bautista gets a slight bump up the board.

The Wheelhouse: Wasted Opportunities

Infield flyballs are just as costly to a hitter as strikeouts. Dan Uggla generated plenty of both last season. Should you write off a rebound? Derek VanRiper takes a closer look at hitters wasting opportunities.

Blue Jays' Team Preview: Is This Real Life?

Edwin Encarnacion broke out in 2012 - what will he do for an encore?

The Wheelhouse: Misunderstood

Is the market failing to account for Joey Votto's extremely low infield flyball rate? Derek VanRiper takes a closer look.

Angels' Team Preview: Where Do We Go From Here?

The Angels added Josh Hamilton to an already strong lineup following Mike Trout's 2012 breakout. Are the Halos poised to make a deep postseason run?

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.

Diamondbacks' Team Preview: Life After Upton

The Diamondbacks drastically changed the core of their lineup this offseason, trading away Justin Upton and Chris Young.

The Wheelhouse: Top 50, Vol. I

If the initial rankings are any indication, DVR won't own Mike Trout in his one-year leagues in 2013.

NFL Barometer: You Never Know

The Broncos surprised many by leaning heavily on Knowshon Moreno in Week 12 while getting used to life without Willis McGahee.

NFL Barometer: Tradition 4.0

Don't have Tony Romo on your roster(s) this season? You may want make things interesting Thursday and target him late in Thanksgiving Day drafts...

NFL Barometer: Say No to Bowe

The Chiefs may turn to Brady Quinn again once he's healthy, leaving Dwayne Bowe owners to plan accordingly.

The Wheelhouse: Rising Stars Notes

NFL Barometer: Processing Error

Prior to his 80-yard score in garbage time Sunday, Chris Johnson had 14 carries for 54 yards against the Bears. Is it time to cash him in?

NFL Barometer: Remember This Titan?

Kenny Britt has been unable to match his previously elite YPA marks this season. Is he on the verge of a turnaround?

NFL Barometer: Jekyll or Hyde?

Since suffering a knee injury against the Jets in Week 3, Reggie Bush has struggled. Is he primed to return to his early-season form coming out of the Dolphins' bye week?

NFL Barometer: Another Kingmaker?

If A.J. Green can play at the elite level of Calvin Johnson, could Andy Dalton be this year's Matthew Stafford?

NFL Barometer: Return to Elite Status

Jamaal Charles' return to elite status has been one of the few bright spots for the Chiefs this season.

NFL Barometer: Get On Deck

Despite similar numbers, the value of Demaryius Thomas seems to have risen much more quickly than that of teammate Eric Decker.

NFL Barometer: Ready to Fly?

With an impressive showing in Week 3 and an eight-week absence for Beanie Wells, Ryan Williams has a clear path to a larger workload in Arizona.

NFL Barometer: Turning Up the Volume

Currently on pace for 600 attempts this season, Matt Cassel's value is rising thanks to a porous Kansas City defense.

2012 Red Wings Preview: Red Wings Make Big Moves in Offseason

NFL Barometer: Wayne's World

If the Colts' defensive struggles in Week 1 are any indication, Reggie Wayne will be a target monster as Andrew Luck and company play catch-up each week.

NFL Barometer: Back Up the Truck

Although concern about a suspension has faded, Marshawn Lynch's bout with back spasms could be problematic.

NFL Barometer: Three's a Crowd

Is former first-round pick Mark Ingram destined to disappoint fantasy owners again in 2012?

NFL Barometer: Rice on the Rebound?

Sidney Rice was a top-10 receiver with the Vikings in 2009 before injuries limited him in each of the last two seasons. Can he stay healthy and deliver profit from his current ADP?

NFL Barometer: AP Going UP

Adrian Peterson's removal from the PUP list this week is another step toward getting on the field in Week 1 against Jacksonville.

NFL Barometer: More Risk at Running Back

How much should rookie running back Trent Richardson fall after Thursday's arthroscopic knee surgery?

The Wheelhouse: Reflecting on Reflections

Hanley Ramirez gets a fresh start in Los Angeles, but will he ever return to his pre-2010 peak levels?

NFL Barometer: Final Scene?

Can Steven Jackson parlay his opportunity for a heavy workload into one more big season for the Rams?

NFL Barometer: Charles Climbs the Charts

Jamaal Charles is set to open camp with his teammates after missing most of last season with a knee injury. A healthy Charles could be primed for a big bounceback season in 2012.

The Wheelhouse: In the Red

NFL Barometer: Seahawks Losing Their Lynchpin?

Marshawn Lynch's weekend arrest may lead to disciplinary action from the NFL. How far should he fall as a result of a potential suspension?

The Wheelhouse: Dust Off Your Trading Cards

Thursday Lineup Card: El Caballo Gets Dealt

The Wheelhouse: Things Change

Examining how adjustments, injuries and age can impact a players' performance

The Wheelhouse: Value Earned

Chris Sale's move to the rotation has paid off in a very big way for the White Sox thus far.

The Wheelhouse: 30 Teams, 30 Thoughts

Is there anybody out there still willing to trust Francisco Liriano?

Saturday Lineup Card: Cashner Moves to Rotation

The Wheelhouse: Market Watch

Giancarlo Stanton has rebounded from a slow start after missing time during spring training with a knee injury. Is he worth a top-five overall pick?

Saturday Lineup Card: Another Blown Save for Bell

Saturday Lineup Card: Good News for Royals' Perez?

Wednesday Lineup Card: I Caught You A Delicious Bass

In Some Depth: Finding Value in May Callups

Tuesday Lineup Card: Day Games, Nice!

Tuesday Lineup Card: Injuries Piling Up

Saturday Lineup Card: Harper Gets the Call

Wednesday Lineup Card: Aces Back Up

Tuesday Lineup Card: Cahill Set for D-Backs Debut

Saturday Lineup Card: First Full Slate

Thursday Lineup Card: Opening Day 1.3

With a home matchup against soft-tosser Mark Buehrle, Joey Votto is well worth the price in daily salary cap games Thursday.

2012 Rockies Preview: Rockies 2012: Spinning Their Wheels

The Rockies' series of moves in the last nine months seem to conflict with each other.

2012 Diamondbacks Preview: Diamondbacks 2012: Another NL West Title?

Nearly everything went right for the Diamondbacks in 2011. Can they repeat this year?

The Wheelhouse: Missing the Boat - Speed

Former Astro Michael Bourn is carrying a steep price tag on draft day. Could his replacement in Houston provide just as many steals at a fraction of the price in 2012?

The Wheelhouse: Missing the Boat - Power

Did you miss out on Curtis Granderson's monster 2011? It's time to learn from the mistake and profit elsewhere in 2012.

Moving the Chains: Tradition 3.0

Need to make Thanksgiving Day more interesting? Have a one-day league using only the three games being played on the holiday.

2011 Red Wings Team Preview: Red Wings Seek to Get Back to the Playoffs in 2011

An in-depth look at the Detroit Red Wings heading into the 2011-2012 season.

Thursday Lineup Card: Injury Creates Opportunity

Friday Lineup Card: Interleague Play Begins

The Wheelhouse: Prospect Review - D-Backs

Sunday Lineup Card: Another Change in St. Louis

Thursday Lineup Card: Advantage, Pitchers

Thursday Lineup Card: Surprise, Surprise; More Closer Woes

Thursday's Lineup Card: Dodgers' Closer Madness

The Wheelhouse: Rewind: April 2010

Barry Zito started last season with a 1.53 ERA, but it didn't last. Which players hot this April are destined to cool off?

Tuesday Lineup Card: In Ubaldo We Trust

Thursday Lineup Card: Closer Woes Continue in Chicago

The Wheelhouse: Watching the Drop List

Friday Lineup Card: Magic Wand

The Wheelhouse: Going 26.2

The Brewers are off to a slow start despite Ryan Braun's heroics, but there's still reasons for optimism over the long haul.

Friday Lineup Card: Opening Day 2.0

Thursday Lineup Card: Opening Day Is Here!

The nightcap Thursday features an excellent pitching matchup between Tim Lincecum and Clayton Kershaw.

Spring Training Job Battles: Final NL Update

Spring Training Job Battles: Recapping the AL Battles

The Wheelhouse: ADP Spotlight: Starting Pitchers in the Top 100

Even with a low strikeout rate last season, could Trevor Cahill be undervalued in drafts this spring?

The Wheelhouse: Tiering the Closers

Derek VanRiper breaks down all the projected closers and tries to find values among their ADP's. Matt Thornton is one of his bargains.

2011 D-Backs Preview: Fiery Manager Leads Rebuilding Effort

The Wheelhouse: Finding Market Inefficiencies

You probably overpaid for roses on Valentine's Day, Don't make the same mistake during your draft.

The Wheelhouse: Player Movement -- NL to AL

Adrian Gonzalez's trade to Boston tops the list of players moving into the American League this season.

The Wheelhouse: Player Movement -- AL to NL

Mock Auction: 13 Staffers Buy Mixed League Squads

As the top-ranked second baseman on our cheat sheets, it should come as little surprise that Robinson Cano fetched $43 on auction day.

The Wheelhouse: Early Mock Risers

Cards starter Adam Wainwright may finally unseat Chris Carpenter as the first St. Louis pitcher off the board in 2011.

Moving the Chains: Tradition 2.0

Drew Brees might be the first overall pick in Thanksgiving Day leagues with his matchup against a Dallas pass defense giving up 7.7 YPA this season.

Moving the Chains: Literally Moving

Moving the Chains: Taking Stock - NFC Edition

Will Beanie Wells find it difficult to run against opposing defenses challenging Arizona rookie quarterback Max Hall?

Moving the Chains: Taking Stock - AFC Edition

The Bengals continue to give Cedric Benson a heavy workload and he could exceed his draft day price tag as a result.

Moving the Chains: Running Crew

Darren McFadden ranks second in the NFL in rushing yards after the first two weeks, but will his fantasy value drop with the likely return of Michael Bush in Week 3?

Moving the Chains: Breaking Down the Backfields

The Seahawks stunned the Niners in Week 1, but it wasn't because of Pete Carroll's use of Justin Forsett.

Moving the Chains: Ready to Start

2010-11 Detroit Red Wings Preview: 2010-11 Detroit Red Wings Preview

The Lineup Card: Cruz Hamstrung Again

Charging the Mound: After the Deadline

Could Manny Ramirez and others be moved after passing through waivers?

Sunday Lineup Card: Pinstriped Puma

Lance Berkman will head to the American League and DH for the Yankees after being traded by the Astros on Saturday.

Moving the Chains: Transformation at Tight End

The 2009 season was unlike any other during the past decade for tight ends. There's more depth than ever for those who miss out on San Diego's Antonio Gates on draft day.

Moving the Chains: Endangered Workhorses

No NFL running back had a larger share of his team's carries than St. Louis' Steven Jackson (88.9%) last season.

The Lineup Card: Remember Me?

Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts is progressing in his rehab and could return to the lineup in the next 10 days.

The Lineup Card: Welcome Back

Sunday Lineup Card: First-Half Finale

Zack Greinke is one of many starters on Sunday with a good track record against the lineup he'll be facing to close out the first half.

Charging the Mound: Bust Squad

Derek VanRiper and Jeff Erickson talk about their busts. Adam Lind captains the outfielders.

Charging the Mound: The Padres' Next Moves

The surprising San Diego Padres remain atop the NL West, and the NL generally. What moves should they make going forward?

Moving the Chains: ADP Watch: The Beginning

Six running backs are coming off the board before you get to Texans receiver Andre Johnson in most drafts. Is he the top wideout on your cheat sheet?

Team Previews: 2010 Panthers Preview

Will Youngsters Step Up and Save Fox's Job?

The Lineup Card: Pittsburgh's Pedro Arrives

Pirates top prospect Pedro Alvarez was called up for his big league debut on Wednesday night. Do Pirates fans now have more to be excited about than Primanti's?

Charging the Mound: Where are You Headed?

Moving the Chains: Week 17

Team Previews: 2008 Atlanta Falcons Preview

Team Previews: 2007 Atlanta Falcons Preview

NFL Rookie Class of 2007

Crashing the Boards

Crashing the Boards

Crashing the Boards

Crashing the Boards

Crashing the Boards

Crashing the Boards

Crashing the Boards

Crashing the Boards

Crashing the Boards

Crashing the Boards