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Derek is the Director of Media for, 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's shows on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210).

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Stadium & RW Video: Jags QB Woes, Plus Giants Preview

Joe discusses the implications of the QB struggles in Jacksonville. DVR provides a quick NY Giants preview.

Stadium & RW Video: Pre-Season Week 1 Takeaways, Plus Saints Preview

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss his three takeaways from week 1 of the preseason.

Stadium & RW Video: QBs To Target, Plus Texans Preview

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss QB strategies, plus he throws in a Texans preview.

Stadium & RW Video: Biggest Off-Season Headlines, Concerns

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss his biggest concerns from the off-season headlines.

SXM Highlights: Joe Mixon & Christian McCaffrey Upside

DVR and Andrew Laird discuss RB situation for the Bengals and the Panthers.

The Wheelhouse: Back to Cincy

Eric Thames has feasted on Cincinnati pitching in 2017 and he's cheap again Tuesday. Derek VanRiper breaks down the 15-game slate.

SXM Highlights: Cubbies call up Jeimer Candelario

DVR and Mario discuss Jeimer Candelario's recent call-up and what his role will be for the Cubs going forward.

The Wheelhouse: Come Sale Away

Derek VanRiper looks at Tuesday's slate and wonders if there is a viable cash-game option other than Chris Sale.

The Wheelhouse: Back on the Cole Train?

Derek VanRiper considers the possibility of Gerrit Cole turning things around as a GPP option on Tuesday's 15-game slate.

SXM Highlights: Kevin Kiermaier Down, Mallex Smith Up

DVR and Clay discuss how the Rays are dealing with Kiermaier's absence.

The Wheelhouse: Banking on Big Maple

Derek VanRiper looks at the 15-game Tuesday night slate with the hope of getting a big night from Big Maple, Seattle lefty James Paxton.

June Starting Pitcher Rankings: Risers and Fallers

Derek VanRiper re-ranks the starting pitchers with two months of the 2017 season in the books.

SXM Highlights: Top Hitting Prospects in the MLB Draft

James reviews his top hitting prospects with DVR before the upcoming MLB Draft.

The Wheelhouse: Sale Returns to Chicago

Derek VanRiper looks at the 14-game main slate for Tuesday night, which features Chris Sale's return to the south side of Chicago.

The Wheelhouse: Building the Machine

Derek VanRiper adds a pair of new tables to the mix while breaking down Tuesday's 15-game slate.

The Wheelhouse: Closer Watch

As ninth-inning roles turn over due to poor performance and injuries, Derek VanRiper shares his updated closer rankings.

The Wheelhouse: Go for Goldy

Derek VanRiper looks at a smaller than usual 13-game Tuesday night slate.

SXM Highlights: Farm Friday - Hoskins & Zimmer

The Wheelhouse: DFS Thoughts - 5/3

Derek VanRiper tries to break out of a recent slump with a huge 14-game Wednesday night slate.

The Wheelhouse: Selling Schwarber? + 5/2 DFS

Is it time to sell Kyle Schwarber? Derek VanRiper considers it, and looks at Tuesday's 15-game slate.

The Wheelhouse: Slow Starters & 5/1 DFS Breakdown

Derek VanRiper breaks down Monday's 11-game slate, and takes a closer look at a few slow starters, including Alex Bregman.

SXM Highlights: Impact of Fournette and McCaffrey?

Mario and DVR break down the top two drafted RBs: Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey.

The Wheelhouse: DFS Breakdown - 4/28

Derek VanRiper breaks down a heavy 15-game Friday night slate.

SXM Highlights: Prospects De Leon, Ortiz and Collins

DVR and James discuss prospects Jose De Leon, Luis Ortiz and Zack Collins for Farm Friday.

The Wheelhouse: DFS Breakdown - 4/27

Paul Goldschmidt and the D-backs look to tee off on Jered Weaver at Chase Field on Thursday night. Derek VanRiper takes a quick look at the four-game night slate.

The Wheelhouse: DFS Breakdown - 4/26

Another rainout Wednesday took one of the best starting pitching options of the board, but Derek VanRiper has a few backup plans in mind for Wednesday's slate.

The Wheelhouse: DFS Breakdown - 4/25

With one rainout already confirmed, Derek VanRiper breaks down the rest of Tuesday's 13-game slate.

SXM Highlights: Jesse Winker called up by Reds

Listen to the guys analyze Jesse Winker's future before and after he was called up today by the Reds.

The Wheelhouse: Building Around Four Arms

Derek VanRiper looks back at his NFBC Main Event draft strategy, which featured pitchers with each of his first four picks. Can it work?

SXM Highlights: Farm Friday - Kaprielian, Montgomery & Gohara

Future Yankees James Kaprielian and Jordan Montgomery, plus Atlanta's Luiz Gohara.

The Wheelhouse: When Auction Plans Go Wrong

What do you do when an auction doesn't start off as planned? Derek VanRiper shares his experience from Saturday's Tout Wars Mixed League Auction.

SXM Highlights: NFBC Ultimate League: Waiting on Power versus Pitching, plus Buxton

Liss and DVR co-host the NFBC Ultimate League with Craig Mish. How long should folks wait on pitching?

The Wheelhouse: Job Battles A-Z (v. 2.0)

Derek VanRiper checks in on the key job battles for all 30 teams as the final week of spring training approaches.

SXM Highlights: What is Isolated Power (ISO)?

DVR & Jason explain ISO, Isolated Power, and how to implement the stat during draft and auctions.

The Wheelhouse: Punting Batting Average

Derek VanRiper considers the roster construction process without worrying about batting average.

The Wheelhouse: NL LABR Review

DVR enters 2017 without a $30 player on his NL LABR roster, but could Trevor Story prove to be an early value in Year 2 at $26?

SXM Highlights: What is wOBA & FIP?

DVR and Thorn explain wOBA and FIP on SiriusXM.

The Wheelhouse: Job Battles A-Z

Derek VanRiper takes a team-by-team look around the league at important job battles as spring training games are now underway.

The Wheelhouse: Finding Steals, AL Edition

In the second of a two-part series, Derek VanRiper takes a team-by-team look at the potential sources of steals for each American League team.

The Wheelhouse: Finding Steals, NL Edition

In the first of a two-part series, Derek VanRiper takes a team-by-team look at the potential sources of steals for each National League team.

SXM Highlights: Justin Bour Interview

Marlin Justin Bour sits down with RotoWire's DVR and Clay Link to discuss hitting lefties, fantasy football and his DJ duties.

The Wheelhouse: Building Around Kershaw

Derek VanRiper looks back at his team from the FSTA Draft and considers the implications of drafting Clayton Kershaw in Round 1.

SXM Highlights: Championship Round Predictions

The Wheelhouse: Utilizing Barrel Rate

Derek VanRiper takes a look at one slice of the new MLB Statcast data with the hope of finding undervalued bats for 2017.

SXM Highlights: Carr, Mariota & Lockett Injury Analysis

Injury expert Jeff Stotts joins Derek VanRiper & Mario Puig to give his short & long-term analysis for the recent injuries to Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota & Tyler Lockett.

SXM Highlights: Injury Watch for Championship Week

Jeff Stotts joins DVR to talk key injuries heading into Championship Week.

Stadium & RW Video: Week 14 Preview

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss hot topics heading into Week 14.

2016 Thanksgiving Day Rankings: Fantasy Football, Pie and Beer!

Don't just watch Dak Prescott make his first Thanksgiving Day start Thursday, set up a one-day league with your friends and family!

Video Shorts: Who'd You Rather for Week 11

DVR joins the FNTSY Network to play Who'd You Rather for Week 11.

Video Shorts: Week 9 Waiver Wire Advice

DVR joins the FNTSY Network to discuss Week 9 waiver wire targets.

Video Shorts: Nine Players with Position Eligibility Changes for 2017

DVR picks nine players with big position eligibility changes for 2017.

FNTSY Network: Week 7 Waiver Wire Targets

DVR joins the FNTSY Network to discuss Week 7 waiver wire targets.

SXM Highlights: Steelers vs. Dolphins Week 6 Preview

DVR and Mario preview the Steelers-Dolphins Week 6 match-up and discuss all the fantasy implications.

SXM Highlights: Brady Returns!

Derek and Mario discuss Tom Brady's return to the Patriots and its fantasy impact on the rest of the offense.

SXM Highlights: Jamaal Charles' Injury History

DJ and DVR discuss Jamaal Charles' injury history and how it affects their 2016 expectations for Charles.

Stadium & RW Video: Position Battles, Big Potential Players & Players to Avoid

DVR joins the 120 Sports crew to discuss position battles, big potential players and players he's avoiding in 2016.

SXM Highlights: Yankees Rebuild

DVR and Jason talk with former MLB scout Bernie Pleskoff about the Yankees trade deadline moves.

SXM Highlights: Cobb and Tate

DVR and Mario debate the 2016 value of Randall Cobb and Golden Tate.

DVR's Top 350: June Update

Gregory Polanco is among the biggest risers on the update Top 350 rankings, with 50-plus games in the books for each club.

The Wheelhouse: Re-Rank Fallout: Closers

Cubs closer Hector Rondon is moving up the overall ranks. Should he be considered a top-10 closer? Derek VanRiper takes a closer look.

DVR's Top 350: May Update

This time last year, Michael Conforto was in the Mets' minor league system. Where does he check in on the May update of the Top 350?

The Wheelhouse: Snellzilla Gets the Call

The Rays will bring up Blake Snell for his MLB debut Saturday. Derek VanRiper hashes out his value, and takes a look around the rest of the American League.

The Wheelhouse: The Pursuit of Saves

Chasing saves on the waiver wire can be costly, but is it necessary? Derek VanRiper takes a look back at 2015 to see where the saves came from as roles changed during the season.

Short Hops: The Dividing Line

Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon is among the players that former professional scout Bernie Pleskoff and senior editor Derek VanRiper disagree about heading into 2016.

Stadium & RW Video: Alvarez, Peralta & More

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss Alvarez, Peralta, plus over and under valued players.

The Wheelhouse: Going for Two

Derek VanRiper assesses the strengths and weaknesses of his NL LABR squad coming out of Sunday's auction.

Stadium & RW Video: Chapman, Greinke & Prospects

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss Greinke, Chapman and some key prospects.

The Wheelhouse: ADP Fallers: Starting Pitchers

In the first Wheelhouse of 2016, DVR looks at ADP fallers with the hope of unearthing underpriced arms on draft day.

Stadium & RW Video: Growth Potential

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss MLB ballers with rising potential.

Stadium & RW Video: Spring Predictions

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss players he expects to rise in value over Spring Training.

Draft Day Strategy: Auction Tips

Regardless of your opinion on building around a high-priced arm, mapping out projections and dollar values before an auction is critically important.

ADP Fallers: 2016 Rebound Candidates

Last year's disappointments can often become this year's sources of profit. Derek VanRiper looks at some of the biggest fallers in ADP compared to this time last year.

2015 Thanksgiving Day Rankings: Copper or Wool?

In his seventh annual set of Thanksgiving Day rankings, Derek VanRiper goes full homer and puts Aaron Rodgers atop the list of quarterbacks.

Friday Lineup Card: O'Happy Day

With Zach Britton slowed by a back injury, Darren O'Day is shaping up to be a difference maker in the saves department over the final days of the regular season.

NFFC Primetime Recap: Setting Fire to ADP

Derek VanRiper reports from Chicago on the fallout of his NFFC draft, the theme of which might have been

Stadium & RW Video: August Fantasy Award Winners

DVR joins 120 Sports to pick his August MLB fantasy award winners.

120 Sports FanDuel Advice: Tuesday Value Picks

DVR joins 120 Sports to talk FanDuel value plays for Tuesday, September 1st

120 Sports FanDuel Advice: Tuesday Value Plays

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss FanDuel MLB value plays for Tuesday.

Stadium & RW Video: Impact of Roster Expansion

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss fantasy implications of MLB roster expansion.

Stadium & RW Video: Late Season Push for Keepers

DVR joins 120 Sports to talk keeper strategies for MLB

Stadium & RW Video: Picking FanDuel WRs

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss the best strategies for picking WRs in FanDuel

Stadium & RW Video: Recent Big Trades

DVR joins the 120 Sports Morning Run to discuss the fantasy impact of recent MLB trades.

Stadium & RW Video: Impact of Tulowitzki Trade

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss the impact of the Troy Tulowitzki trade

120 Sports FanDuel Advice: Tuesday FanDuel Advice

DVR joins 120 Sports to suggest some smart FanDuel MLB moves for Tuesday, July 28th

Stadium & RW Video: Trade Deadline Targets

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss rumored trade targets and how their value might change once on a new team.

FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays

Kris Bryant crushed lefties in the minors and he's been excellent against them at the Major League level, making him a solid play Sunday play on FanDuel.

Stadium & RW Video: Impact of Springer, Cabrera Injuries

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss the impact of the Springer and Cabrera injuries.

Stadium & RW Video: Matz Impact on Mets Rotation

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss Steven Matz's Mets Debut.

Stadium & RW Video: Buchholz Worth the Risk?

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss the risk involved with Clay Buchholz.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 88: Heston's No-No

In this week's episode, DVR and Bernie discuss Chris Heston's no-hitter, the struggles of Julio Teheran, the D-backs' decision to take Dansby Swanson first overall, and much more!

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 87: Pressing Questions

DVR & Bernie discuss the Mark Trumbo deal, Jason Heyward's quiet bat, Matt Kemp's lost power, and much more!

Stadium & RW Video: Value MLB Hitters for Tuesday

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss value hitters for Tuesday.

Stadium & RW Video: Joey Gallo's Impact

DVR joins 120 Sports to predict the impact of Joey Gallo now playing everyday for Texas.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 86: Rebound Candidates

DVR & Bernie discuss potential rebound candidates currently disappointing owners more than six weeks into the season, along with the Marlins' decision to dismiss manager Mike Redmond.

Stadium & RW Video: Big Name Pitchers To Start, Sit on Tuesday

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss what big name pitchers to start or sit this Tuesday.

Stadium & RW Video: Astros Prospects On The Rise

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss two Astros prospects on the rise.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 85: Thor Arrives

DVR & Bernie discuss the arrival of Noah Syndergaard, the big league debut of Raisel Iglesias, closer changes in Miami and Arizona, and much more!

Stadium & RW Video: Syndergaard Makes Debut

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss Noah Syndergaard's Mets Debut.

120 Sports DraftKings Advice: Bargain Hitters for Tuesday

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss value DraftKings daily fantasy picks for Tuesday's MLB games.

MLB Barometer: RIP Trading

Stepping in for Vlad Sedler, Derek VanRiper wonders if trading is dead, while pondering the market value of Noah Syndergaard and offering up the weekly supply of risers and fallers.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 84: 30 Teams, 30 Thoughts - May

In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss surprises and disappointments from each of the 30 teams through the first 25 games.

Stadium & RW Video: H. Ramirez Injury, OF Options

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss the Hanley Ramirez injury and OF free agent options.

120 Sports FanDuel Advice: Tuesday Value Picks

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss value daily fantasy picks for Tuesday's MLB games.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 83: One Month in the Books

DVR & Bernie discuss the rash of injuries around the league, including the Cards' plans without Adam Wainwright, the pursuit of Cole Hamels, and more.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 82: The Kids Are Alright

In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the promotion of Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Carlos Rodon, and much more!

120 Sports DraftKings Advice: Tuesday Value Picks

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss value daily fantasy picks for Tuesday's MLB games.

Stadium & RW Video: Monday's MLB Injuries, Impact

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss Monday's MLB injuries and their possible fantasy impact.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 81: Early Observations

In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the return of Matt Harvey, the closer carousel, and much more!

Stadium & RW Video: Early Season Pickups

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss three early season pickup candidates.

Stadium & RW Video: Low Cost Outfielders, Jays Big Day

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss the Blue Jays big Friday and some under-the-radar AL outfielders.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 80: The Starting Line

In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the Padres' trade for Craig Kimbrel, Archie Bradley’s opportunity in the Arizona rotation, their Opening Week observations, and much more!

120 Sports FanDuel Advice: Tuesday Value Hitters

DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss Tuesday's Value Hitters on FanDuel.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 79: Overvalued & Undervalued Players

In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the demotion of Javier Baez, the Jays' final roster decisions, and take a look at overvalued and undervalued players on all 30 teams.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 78: Corner Infield Rankings

In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie share their corner infield rankings, discuss the injury to Hyun-Jin Ryu, and other spring training news and notes.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 77: Middle Infield Rankings

In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie share their middle-infield rankings, and discuss the Mets' rotation without Zack Wheeler, the depleted starting pitching depth of the Rays, and a few ongoing job battles around the league.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 76: The Doctor Is In

In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the rash of injuries around the league including the ailments of Yu Darvish, Cliff Lee, and Marcus Stroman, while also looking at their strategies and results following their recent NL-only and staff keep

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 75: Catcher Rankings

In this week's episode, DVR & Bernie share their catcher rankings, and discuss several draft day toss-ups for the upcoming season.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 74: Spring Training Begins

DVR & Bernie return to talk about the big news early on in spring training -- including the clean bills of health for Joey Votto, Prince Fielder, and Manny Machado.

Tigers Team Preview: The Window is Closing

Health will be a major obstacle for the Tigers in 2015, with Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez recovering from offseason surgeries.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 73: OF Rankings

DVR & Bernie discuss James Shields' decision to sign with the Padres, share their Top 20 outfield rankings, and take a look at sleepers and busts at the same position.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 72: RP Rankings

In this week's episode, Bernie & DVR share their top-20 relief pitcher rankings, take a spin around the league to discuss recent news, and consider the big tasks at hand for new commissioner Rob Manfred.

Stathead vs. Scout: The Dividing Line

Co-hosts of the Short Hops podcast, Derek VanRiper and Bernie Pleskoff weigh in on the players they disagree about for the 2015 season.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 71: SP Rankings

In this week's episode, Bernie & DVR remember Mr. Cub, and share their starting pitcher rankings!

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 70: The Nats Go Mad For Max

In this week's episode, DVR & Bernie discuss the Nationals' signing of Max Scherzer, the Astros' recent flurry of transactions, the potential impact of Dexter Fowler in Chicago, and much more!

The Wheelhouse: 25 Things You Should Know Before Draft Day

Derek VanRiper shares some of the tools that he uses to prepare during the offseason, along with some early discoveries about the player pool heading into 2015.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 69: NL Offseason Report Cards

In the second episode of 2015, Bernie & DVR grade the offseason progress of National League clubs. Not surprisingly, the overhaul in San Diego has earned high marks.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 68: AL Offseason Report Cards

In the first episode of 2015, Bernie & DVR grade the offseason progress of American League clubs. Is the supporting cast in Kansas City strong enough for another run into October for Eric Hosmer and company?

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 67: San Diego is on a Mission

In this week's episode of Short Hops, DVR and Bernie discuss the Padres' busy offseason, Bernie's Top 10 prospects to begin 2015, and much more after last week's episode was destroyed by an unwanted Skype update.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 67: Winter Meetings Recap

DVR & Bernie recap a very active 2014 Winter Meetings in San Diego -- including several trades and big free agent signings.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 66: Free Agent Frenzy

DVR & Bernie discuss the Red Sox's big free-agent acquisitions, a blockbuster between the Blue Jays and A's, and the D-backs' addition of Yasmany Tomas.

Thanksgiving Day Value Meter: Version 6.0

For the second year in a row, DeMarco Murray tops the running back rankings for the Thanksgiving Day slate.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 65: Stanton Gets Paid

DVR & Bernie discuss Giancarlo Stanton's new contract with the Marlins, V-Mart's return to Detroit, a blockbuster trade between the Cards and Braves, and much more!

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 64: Free Agency Begins

Bernie & DVR analyze the hitters from the Arizona Fall League, discuss the Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year awards, and break down the start of free agency by looking at the top free agents and their likely destinations.

The Wheelhouse: 2014 Arizona Fall League Review

The Arizona Fall League is loaded with talent again in 2014. Derek VanRiper recaps the top players he saw on display over a recent one-week trip to the desert including Astros right-hander Mark Appel.

Short Hops Podcast: Fall Stars Recap

Bernie & DVR recap the 2014 Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game, the start of free agency with the extension of qualifying offers, and new managers for the Cubs and Twins.

Short Hops Podcast: A Short Hop Before Game 7

How much will the Giants use Madison Bumgarner on Wednesday? With Game 7 on the slate, Derek & Bernie discuss their expectations for the final installment of the Giants-Royals World Series.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 61: The Fall Classic Begins

DVR & Bernie discuss the first two games of the World Series, more Arizona Fall League prospects, and offseason surgery for Brandon Moss.

Short Hops Podcast: RotoWire Short Hops Episode 60: Royal Flush

DVR & Bernie recap the ALCS, discuss the Dodgers' changes in the front office, a new manager in Arizona, and the first two weeks of Arizona Fall League Action.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 59: October is Here!

DVR & Bernie recap the AL Wild Card game, break down the Divisional Series matchups, consider the next step for the A's, and much more!

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 58: A Look Back

DVR & Bernie look back at the surprises and disappointments of 2014, consider various changes for their leagues in 2015, and begin to look at players to target and avoid for next season.

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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

If you have been missing The Wheelhouse, please click through for an update from DVR.

Regan's Rumblings: 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.

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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.

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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?

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?

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.

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?

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

The Wheelhouse: Dexter's Lab

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

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.

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?

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: Cashner Moves to Rotation

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

Tuesday Lineup Card: Day Games, Nice!

In Some Depth: Finding Value in May Callups

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

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.

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.

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

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