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Nick Pitner writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire. He supports Arsenal FC, the Green Bay Packers, and the New York Knicks, while specializing in those respective sports in his coverage for the site.

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FPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 9

Coming off a four-goal outing against Spurs last weekend, Sergio Aguero gets the Best XI captain's armband this week at West Ham.

MondoGoal Fantasy Soccer: Gameweek 9 Recommendations

With eight goals in his past five appearances, including four versus Tottenham last weekend, Sergio Aguero is in sensational form heading into Gameweek 9.

FPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 8

Edin Dzeko heads into this weekend's match against Spurs with six goals in seven appearances against the London club.

FPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 7

Sergio Aguero faces off against Aston Villa this weekend looking for his sixth goal of the season.

FPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 6

A home match against a falling Aston Villa side has Diego Costa wearing the Best XI captain's armband yet again this week.

NBA Team Previews: New York Knicks

Phil Jackson has brought the Triangle Offense to town. Will the Knicks reclaim a spot at the top of the East, or will Fish's words get lost at sea? Does anybody read these? E-mail Yes to Kyle@rotowire.com

FPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 5

Diego Costa grabs the Best XI captain's armband this week thanks to his remarkable play that has netted him seven goals in four league matches.

FPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 4

A fully fit Sergio Aguero will lead the line for Manchester City this weekend against Arsenal at the Emirates.

FPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 3

With Olivier Giroud sidelined until 2015, Arsenal will need Alexis Sanchez to step up on the attack.

FPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 2

After netting in his Premier League debut in Gameweek 1, Diego Costa takes the Best XI captain's armband for Gameweek 2

FPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 1

The highest-returning scorer in the Premier League this season, Daniel Sturridge grabs the Best XI captain's armband for Gameweek 1.

The Clean Sheets: Reviewing Early FPL Midfielder Pricing

Can a healthy Aaron Ramsey lead all Premier League midfielders in goals this season?

The Clean Sheets: Reviewing Early FPL Forwards Pricing

Nick and Andrew discuss early Fantasy Premier League pricing, including Robin van Persie's 12.5 tag, which is the highest in the game.

The Clean Sheets: Previewing the World Cup Final

Does Lionel Messi have enough in him to take down a powerful German side to capture his first World Cup?

The Clean Sheets: Previewing the World Cup Semifinals

Can Lionel Messi keep Argentina rolling all the way to the World Cup final?

The Clean Sheets: Previewing the World Cup Quarterfinals

Can Neymar continue his magic in leading Brazil to the semifinals of the World Cup with a win over Colombia this weekend?

2014 NBA Draft: Winners and Losers

RotoWire's Nick Pitner breaks down the winners and losers from Thursday's 2014 NBA Draft.

The Clean Sheets: When a Draw Feels Like a Loss

Clint Dempsey has scored in both of the United States' World Cup games. So why are we disappointed with four points?

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The Clean Sheets: Early Group Stage Reactions

As we all expected, Spain have given up seven goals through two matches and have already been eliminated.

The Clean Sheets: World Cup Picks

Andrew and Nick share their World Cup brackets and Golden Boot winners.

The Clean Sheets: Discussing Group E

With Franck Ribery ruled out of the World Cup with a back injury, can Paul Pogba step up to lead France?

The Clean Sheets: Discussing Group F

He won't have to do it alone, but Edin Dzeko will likely be a major contributor if Bosnia and Herzegovina can advance to the knockout stage.

The Clean Sheets: Discussing Group A

With a nation's World Cup hopes riding on his shoulders, can Neymar deliver Brazil its sixth World Cup?

The Clean Sheets: Discussing Group B

Is Diego Costa the key to Spain winning back-to-back World Cups?

The Clean Sheets: Discussing Group C

Can Didier Drogba lead Ivory Coast out of Group C in what's likely to be the last shot for the Golden Generation?

The Clean Sheets: Discussing the Real Group of Death

Can Wayne Rooney help lead England out of the real Group of Death?

The Clean Sheets: Nick and Andrew Discuss Group H

Eden Hazard leads a Belgian side that many are predicting to be the darlings of Brazil.

The Clean Sheets: Nick and Andrew Discuss Group G

Can Clint Dempsey do enough to get the USA out of a tough Group G?

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 38

With the Premier League single-season scoring record in his sights, Luis Suarez grabs the gameweek 38 captain's armband.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 37

With five goals in his last three matches, plus a double-gameweek, Connor Wickham makes his debut in the Best XI.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 36

Could a Chelsea B-side be the perfect setup for Luis Suarez to break the single-season scoring record?

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 35

With 11 goals in his last five matches against Norwich City, Luis Suarez gets this week's Best XI captain's armband.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 34

With two potentially high-scoring matches in gameweek 34, Yaya Toure grabs the Best XI captain's armband.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 33

With 15 goals and 10 assists this season, Wayne Rooney will look to increase his totals this weekend against a struggling Newcastle side that have allowed seven goals in the last two weeks.

Champions League Quarterfinals: Player Rankings

Cristiano Ronaldo beats out Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the top spot in our Champions League quarterfinals player rankings.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 32

Luis Suarez could be heading for the record books, as he takes this week's Best XI armband just three goals short of tying the Premier League single-season record.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 30

After facing off against Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday, a weekend matchup against Hull City will likely be an easier task for Vincent Kompany and the Citizens..

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 29

In a gameweek that features only five Premier League matches, Eden Hazard grabs this week's captain's armband.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 28

With his stellar play of late, and a matchup against Fulham this weekend, Eden Hazard earns a spot in this week's Best XI.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 27

With a goal in each of his last seven Premier League matches, Daniel Sturridge takes the captain's armband for this week's Best XI.

Champions League Player Rankings: Round of 16

Robin van Persie is the highest ranked Premier League player in our Champions League Round of 16 player rankings.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 26

Christian Benteke joins Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge as this week's top strikers.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 25

Robin van Persie grabs the Best XI captain armband this week with a very favorable home match against Fulham.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 24

Robin van Persie returned from injury Tuesday against Cardiff City and scored six minutes into the match. Nick Pitner sees more productive play this weekend from the Dutchman.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 23

After returning from a calf injury, Sergio Aguero has scored six times in his last four matches in all competitions.

EPL Barometer: Belgian Rising

Christian Benteke saw his value drop after going nearly four months without a league goal, but he's heating up after scoring in back-to-back matches.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 22

A home match against Fulham makes Mesut Ozil one of three Arsenal players in this week's Best XI.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Matchweek 21

Six of Romelu Lukaku's nine goals this year have come at Goodison Park, where Everton will host Norwich City this weekend.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 20

Romelu Lukaku ended his short scoring drought last weekend against Southampton and has another enticing matchup on New Year's Day against Stoke City.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 19

Wayne Rooney has been Manchester United's top performer for the past month and has a very fantasy-friendly matchup against Norwich City this weekend.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 18

Theo Walcott returns to the Best XI for Arsenal's Boxing Day match against West Ham.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 17

Theo Walcott is back to full fitness and coming off a brace last weekend against Manchester City, earning him a spot in this week's Best XI.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 16

Arsenal paid a club-record amount to bring in Mesut Ozil for games such as this weekend's tilt against Manchester City.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 15

With Robin van Persie out with injury and Wayne Rooney suspended this weekend, Nick Pitner names Danny Welbeck to his Best XI.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 14

With matches on Tuesday and Wednesday this week before another weekend slate of matches, it's important to find players who likely won't sit despite the condensed schedule.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 13

Sergio Aguero has 16 goals and six assists in all competitions this season, making him an easy Best XI pick with a home match against Swansea on the schedule.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 12

With goals in his last four Premier League matches, Robin van Persie headlines this week's Best XI.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 11

With 13 goals and six assists in 13 appearances in all competitions this season, Sergio Aguero is close to cementing his spot in the Best XI.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 10

Sergio Aguero is one of the hottest players in the Premier League right now and he finds himself in our Best XI this week.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 9

Now that he's back to full fitness, Christian Benteke returns to the Best XI.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 8

Frank Lampard returns to the Best XI for Gameweek 8

NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Pacific Division)

Every season, we see a team like last year's Suns throw out an ever-changing rotation that creates a bevy of position battles. Which Pacific Division rosters are tight, and which should you avoid? RotoWire breaks it down.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 7

After scoring in Tuesday's Champions League match, Frank Lampard makes his first appearance in the Best XI this season.

NBA Team Previews: Los Angeles Clippers 2013-14

The Clippers re-signed Chris Paul and fortified their team with Doc Rivers, J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley. Will the additions help Paul's fantasy value or hurt it?

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 6

With Christian Benteke sidelined for six weeks, Nick Pitner looks elsewhere for this week's top forwards.

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 5

Christian Benteke has been red hot for Aston Villa this season. But will he make this week's Best XI?

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 4

Christian Benteke returns to Nick Pitner's EPL Best XI, but a few others make their debut this week.

Best XI: Top Picks for Week 3

Wayne Rooney makes his debut in Nick Pitner's Best XI. See who else could be headed for a big week.

Best XI: Top Picks for Week 2

Robin van Persie returns to the Best XI this week. Does anyone else deserve a repeat inclusion?

Best XI: Top Picks for Week 1

In a new weekly feature, Nick Pitner tells us who the best picks are at each position.

2013 Carolina Panthers Team Preview: Building on Last Season's Momentum

2013 Confederations Cup Preview: EPL Players In Brazil

Nick Pitner takes a look at the 2013 Confederations Cup and pulls out the EPL players that should have the biggest impacts.