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Scott Jenstad is a veteran of both NFBC and CDM fantasy games. He has won three NFBC Main Event league titles and finished twice in the Top 10 Overall. Scott is a hardcore fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A's and Golden State Warriors. Follow him on Twitter @ScottJenstad.

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Oak's Corner: Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018 Values

Oak's Corner: Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018 Values

In Scott Jenstad’s final column of the regular season, he focuses on his targets for next year’s draft, like Blue Jay Josh Donaldson, whose huge second half will move up his ADP.

Oak's Corner: A Look at Some 2018 Fades

Oak's Corner: A Look at Some 2018 Fades

Scott Jenstad focuses on players whom he thinks underperformed this year, like Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, who, after eight consecutive seasons of hitting over .300, has hit just .249 this year.

Oak's Corner: 2018 First Rounders

Oak's Corner: 2018 First Rounders

Scott Jenstad chooses his top picks for 2018, featuring Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon who currently ranks top in the 10 in MLB in batting average, runs scored and homers, and is in the top 25 in RBI.

Oak's Corner: Three More Weeks to Grind

Oak's Corner: Three More Weeks to Grind

Scott Jenstad reminds readers to stay focused, because a lot can happen in the final couple of weeks of the regular season, including Twin Brian Dozier having another great stretch.

Oak's Corner: Ranking 2018 Closers

Oak's Corner: Ranking 2018 Closers

With the 2017 season winding down, Scott Jenstad ranks the top 10 closers for 2018. At the top of his list is Kenley Jansen, who has posted an ERA under 3.00 in all seven of his seasons to go along with massive strikeout numbers.

Oak's Corner: Frustrating Season for Bautista Owners

Oak's Corner: Frustrating Season for Bautista Owners

Scott Jenstad laments drafting Blue Jay’s right fielder Jose Bautista, whose 20 homers, 54 RBI and .211 batting average has not lived up to his ADP of 110.

DFS Football: How I Won Big (Really Big)

DFS Football: How I Won Big (Really Big)

Scott Jenstad shares his incredible day last fall when he won big (really big) playing FanDuel NFL DFS. Here's how he did it.

Oak's Corner: Gausman on a Roll?

Oak's Corner: Gausman on a Roll?

Scott Jenstad notes that while Baltimore’s Kevin Gausman has an ERA of 1.80 in his last six starts, he gives up too many homers for anyone to get too excited about him.

Oak's Corner: 'Bringer of Rain' in a Drought

Oak's Corner: 'Bringer of Rain' in a Drought

Scott Jenstad examines why Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson, who had two monster seasons prior to this year, has been a disappointment in Toronto.

Oak's Corner: Is Jay Bruce a Keeper?

Oak's Corner: Is Jay Bruce a Keeper?

Scott Jenstad examines the highs and lows of the week and season including Jay Bruce, who’s hitting .263 with 29 homers through 99 games and seems likely to top 100 RBI for only the second time in his career.

Oak's Corner: Nola's on an Impressive Run

Oak's Corner: Nola's on an Impressive Run

Scott Jenstad likes Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola, who, in his last seven starts, has a 1.49 ERA with 60 strikeouts in 48 innings and has thrown at least six innings in every outing.

Oak's Corner: Thames Is Striking Out

Oak's Corner: Thames Is Striking Out

In his weekly recap, Scott Jenstad examines the long slump that’s keeping Milwaukee’s Eric Thames fantasy numbers abysmally low.

Oak's Corner: The First Half That Was

Oak's Corner: The First Half That Was

Scott Jenstad focuses on the second half of the season by taking inventory of his teams and strategizing for the final months, beginning with discussing disappointments including the Astro’s Alex Bregman.

Oak's Corner: Scary Story

Oak's Corner: Scary Story

Just before the All Star break, Scott Jenstad highlights players on his radar like Colorado’s Trevor Story who has had a surprisingly unexceptional first half.

Oak's Corner: Falling Batting Average for Santana

Oak's Corner: Falling Batting Average for Santana

Almost halfway through the season, Scott Jenstad takes an indepth look at some players to determine their fantasy worth, including Cleveland’s Carlos Santana.

Oak's Corner: Hidden Gems

Oak's Corner: Hidden Gems

Scott Jenstad notes that David Peralta’s great start to the season has gone under the radar due to a couple of other stellar starts by fellow Diamondbacks’ teammates.

Oak's Corner: This Week’s Players of Note

Oak's Corner: This Week’s Players of Note

Scott Jenstad notes that Miami’s Marcell Ozuna is having a monster season so far, hitting .333 with 17 homers and 47 RBI, and could be at his peak value.

Oak's Corner: Home Run Surge

Oak's Corner: Home Run Surge

Scott Jenstad marvels at the home run fever that seems to be catching around the league and discusses some struggling players, like the Cub’s Jon Lester, who’s a prime trade target for Jenstad.

Oak's Corner: Looking Back at May

Oak's Corner: Looking Back at May

Scott Jenstad reviews last month and details some players who had a May to remember, like Marlin first baseman Justin Bour and his 11 homers, or a May they’d rather forget.

Oak's Corner: Fantasy Team Deep Dive

Oak's Corner: Fantasy Team Deep Dive

Scott Jenstad believes late May is a great time to assess your team for deficiencies because there’s still plenty of season left to make positive changes. For him that means trying to nab Cardinal Matt Carpenter.

Oak's Corner: A Good Weekend for Encarnacion?

Oak's Corner: A Good Weekend for Encarnacion?

Scott Jenstad picks the Indians at Astros for his series of the weekend. Could this be the matchup that gets Edwin Encarnacion and the rest of the offense going in the right direction?

Oak's Corner: Cargo Struggles in Colorado

Oak's Corner: Cargo Struggles in Colorado

Scott Jenstad takes an in-depth look at the week in baseball and examines the hitting struggles of Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez.

Oak's Corner: Keep on Grinding

Oak's Corner: Keep on Grinding

Scott Jenstad discusses the frustration that recent injuries to big names like Noah Syndergaard have caused to fantasy players, and he dives into some of the bigger news of the week.

Oak's Corner: Bummed About Bumgarner

Oak's Corner: Bummed About Bumgarner

In this week’s addition, Scott Jenstad laments having chosen injured Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner in the first round of one of his most high-profile fantasy teams.

Oak's Corner: Who’s Hot, Who’s Cold?

Oak's Corner: Who’s Hot, Who’s Cold?

In this week’s column, Scott Jenstad discusses his concern for Toronto’s Jose Bautista’s awful start to the 2017 campaign where’s he currently hitting .109 with zero homers and one RBI.

Oak's Corner: Week 2 Worries?

Oak's Corner: Week 2 Worries?

With the season in full swing, Scott Jenstad writes about the struggles of a few offensive players drafted early in most leagues, including Rockie Trevor Story’s subpar hitting.

Oak's Corner: First Week Review

Oak's Corner: First Week Review

With the season underway, Oak’s Corner will now focus on interesting players and events from each week. This week Dodger Yasiel Puig's red-hot start piques Scott Jenstad's interest.

Oak's Corner: Sometimes Spring Does Matter

Oak's Corner: Sometimes Spring Does Matter

Scott Jenstad looks at a handful of players who forced their way onto Opening Day rosters with impressive springs, including Delino DeShields, who has been the biggest fantasy story of March.

Oak's Corner: KDS, Targets and Fades

Oak's Corner: KDS, Targets and Fades

Scott Jenstad focuses on KDS strategy, fades and targets, including late-rounder Brandon Crawford who, Jenstad notes, in a 15-team league might be the perfect guy to toss in the MI slot.

Oak's Corner: In-Season Management

Oak's Corner: In-Season Management

Scott Jenstad discusses how weekly management decisions including making lineup changes to add a closer like Dodger Kenley Jansen can have a significant impact on your league's standings.

Oak's Corner: Draft Prep

Oak's Corner: Draft Prep

In the debut of his new weekly column, Scott Jenstad offers his thoughts on draft prep and suggests this may be the year to fade Xander Bogaerts.

Baseball Draft Kit: Lessons from 10 Years in the NFBC

Baseball Draft Kit: Lessons from 10 Years in the NFBC

Scott Jenstad reveals some of the strategic approach that has fueled his success in the NFBC over the past decade.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Championship Week

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Championship Week

Scott Jenstad analyzes the best DFS options available on DraftKings in the AFC and NFC Championship games, including All-Pro wideout Antonio Brown.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Divisional Round Playoff Picks

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Divisional Round Playoff Picks

Scott Jenstad uncovers the best plays on DraftKings in the second round of the playoffs, including an underpriced Dez Bryant going against the Packers' struggling secondary.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Wild-Card Picks

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Wild-Card Picks

Scott Jenstad reveals his favorite options on DraftKings for Wild Card Weekend, when the construction of most lineups must start with buying or selling Le'Veon Bell at his high price tag.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 17 Picks

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 17 Picks

Scott Jenstad pinpoints his favorite plays on DraftKings in Week 17, counterintuitively including a slumping Lions QB.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 16 Picks

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 16 Picks

Scott Jenstad scans the Christmas weekend slate of games and reveals some of his favorite plays on DraftKings.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 15 Value Plays

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 15 Value Plays

Scott Jenstad explores the Week 15 DraftKings slate as Matt Ryan prepares for a tasty matchup against the pitiful 49ers defense.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 14 Value Plays

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 14 Value Plays

Scott Jenstad breaks down the Week 14 DraftKings slate as Indianapolis' Andrew Luck looks to back up last week's big performance.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 13 Value Plays

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 13 Value Plays

Scott Jenstad is counting on Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense to bounce back this week at home against the Panthers.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 12 Value Plays

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 12 Value Plays

Scott Jenstad breaks down the Week 12 slate, including picks for Thanksgiving and Sunday, as the 49ers-Dolphins matchup should produce a lot of DFS options.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 11 Value Plays

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 11 Value Plays

Scott Jenstad breaks down the Week 11 DraftKings slate as Andrew Luck likely will have to chuck it all over the yard against the Titans.

A's Team Preview: Roller Coaster

A's Team Preview: Roller Coaster

The A's unloaded a number of their front-line players this offseason, but Sonny Gray remains among their core players.

How the NFBC Main Event Was Won: Learning from the Past

How the NFBC Main Event Was Won: Learning from the Past

Scott Jenstad takes a look back at the NFBC Main Event winning squad from 2014 to prepare for the upcoming season.

MLB Barometer: Get Carter

MLB Barometer: Get Carter

Scott Jenstad doesn't want to talk about his slumping A's (but does anyhow), explains how to excel in the end game of a league, and pumps the value of the surging Chris Carter.

MLB Barometer: Early Round Disasters

MLB Barometer: Early Round Disasters

Scott Jenstad fills in for Vlad Sedler this week and laments his early round disasters in the NFBC.

NFBC Trends: The Art of FAAB

NFBC Trends: The Art of FAAB

Scott Jenstad has been scrambling to replace the offense he thought he was getting from Carlos Beltran and Bryce Harper in the NFBC. In this article he explains his process in wading through the FAAB waters.

NFBC Trends: Saved By the Beltran

NFBC Trends: Saved By the Beltran

Scott Jenstad finished third overall in the NFBC Main Event last year. By a small measure of fortune, he missed out on Josh Hamilton this year, instead getting Carlos Beltran. See the rest of his team with his article.

NFBC Trends: Pre-Draft Thoughts

NFBC Trends: Pre-Draft Thoughts

Scott Jenstad gives some general NFBC draft prep thoughts, and discusses the Billy Hamilton dilemma.

2014 A's Preview: Primed For Another Division Title?

2014 A's Preview: Primed For Another Division Title?

Even with a disappointing 2013 from Yoenis Cespedes, the A's repeated as AL West champions. Can they make it three in a row in 2014?

MLB Draft Kit: Tackling the NFBC Main Event

MLB Draft Kit: Tackling the NFBC Main Event

RotoWire's Scott Jenstad finished third overall in the NFBC Main Event last year and has had many cashes overall. One tip is that Mike Trout is the exception and not the rule to rookie production.

Bats and Balls: Buy, Sell and Cut Bait

Bats and Balls: Buy, Sell and Cut Bait

Scott Jenstad fills in for Dave Regan this week. Even though he's an A's fan, or maybe because he's an A's fan, Scott is cutting bait on Brett Anderson in his leagues.

A's Team Preview: Arms Race

A's Team Preview: Arms Race

If Brett Anderson stays healthy for a full season, the A's young rotation could be even better in 2013.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Final Lineup

Salary Cap Chronicles: Final Lineup

Ryan Braun and the surging Brewers have seven games this week.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Tough Week

Salary Cap Chronicles: Tough Week

Ryan Howard makes the cut for Scott Jenstad this week.

Salary Cap Chronicles: CarGo a No-Go

Salary Cap Chronicles: CarGo a No-Go

Carlos Gonzalez has gone through a power slump lately.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Backing the Dodgers

Salary Cap Chronicles: Backing the Dodgers

Matt Kemp is among the handful of Dodgers making Scott Jenstad's roster this week.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Rangers, Rangers, Rangers

Salary Cap Chronicles: Rangers, Rangers, Rangers

Nelson Cruz is one of four Rangers that Scott Jenstad will be using for his Head2Head Salary Cap team next week.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Interesting Reds Schedule

Salary Cap Chronicles: Interesting Reds Schedule

Drew Stubbs and the Reds have eight games in the upcoming Head2Head game.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Natitude

Salary Cap Chronicles: Natitude

Ryan Zimmerman and the Nats have an inviting schedule next week.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Starting Your Nats

Salary Cap Chronicles: Starting Your Nats

The Nats have eight games in the upcoming Head2Head game week.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Fewer Teams With Seven-Game Weeks

Salary Cap Chronicles: Fewer Teams With Seven-Game Weeks

Salary Cap Chronicles: Finding a Groove

Salary Cap Chronicles: Finding a Groove

The Braves and Nats' doubleheader will give each team eight games in the H2H format next week.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Another Shortened Week

Salary Cap Chronicles: Another Shortened Week

Mike Trout continues to be a huge source of profit in most salary cap games.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Druby, Druby, Do

Salary Cap Chronicles: Druby, Druby, Do

Asdrubal Cabrera has been among the hitters carrying Scott Jenstad's team this week.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Riding McCutchen's Hot Hand

Salary Cap Chronicles: Riding McCutchen's Hot Hand

Andrew McCutchen is keeping the Pirates afloat in the NL Central, and Scott Jenstad towards the top of his H2H league.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Finally On a Roll

Salary Cap Chronicles: Finally On a Roll

Jimmy Rollins is hitting now after a rough first two months. Fortunately, in weekly salary cap formats, we can still profit from this.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Riding the Hot Hand

Salary Cap Chronicles: Riding the Hot Hand

Alfonso Soriano may not have anyone to knock in, but he's been scalding at the plate lately.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Trout in Coors

Salary Cap Chronicles: Trout in Coors

Mike Trout has an interleague series in Coors Field this weekend, as if you needed another reason to use him.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Get Your Coors

Salary Cap Chronicles: Get Your Coors

Carlos Gonzalez and the Rockies have a very friendly schedule for the upcoming week.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Bring Back April Jeter

Salary Cap Chronicles: Bring Back April Jeter

Derek Jeter started off on fire, but the month of May hasn't been especially kind.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Stanton Finding the Range

Salary Cap Chronicles: Stanton Finding the Range

Giancarlo Stanton is starting to crush the ball after a rough beginning to the season.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Nattily Attired

Salary Cap Chronicles: Nattily Attired

Scott Jenstad is riding the red-hot Nats' pitching staff this week.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Marlins Expedition

Salary Cap Chronicles: Marlins Expedition

Scott Jenstad will gamble on Josh Johnson and the Miami Marlins' pitching staff this week.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Riding the Texas Schedule

Salary Cap Chronicles: Riding the Texas Schedule

Ian Kinsler and his Rangers teammates have a favorable schedule this week.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Maybin a Bargain?

Salary Cap Chronicles: Maybin a Bargain?

Cameron Maybin remains in Scott Jenstad's H2H lineup this week.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Get Your Rockies

Salary Cap Chronicles: Get Your Rockies

Carlos Gonzalez and the Rockies have seven games at Coors Field in the H2H Salary Cap Game next week.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Week 1 Values

Salary Cap Chronicles: Week 1 Values

Matt Holliday and the Cardinals are the only team with six games in Week 1.

Salary Cap Chronicles: Knowing the Basics

Salary Cap Chronicles: Knowing the Basics

A player like Michael Bourn can frequently be devalued in salary cap games.