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Ryan covers the Houston Astros, writes the Monday Lineup Card and contributes to the RotoWire baseball magazine and draft kit. He's an NFBC, MFL10 and DFS enthusiast who bleeds orange and brown on Sundays. For more from Ryan, follow him on Twitter, @RyanRufe.

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Monday Lineup Card: Strike It Rich

Rich Hill is Monday's Recommended Pickup after being flat-out dominant over three starts for the Red Sox.

Monday Lineup Card: Still STARlin?

Starlin Castro is red-hot for the Cubs, hitting .391 with four home runs and 13 RBI over the last 15 games.

MLB Barometer: The Home Stretch

Ryan Rufe has some upgrades and downgrades to help you finish strong, featuring the amazing Seager brothers.

Monday Lineup Card: Souza's On

Rays outfielder Steven Souza is Monday's Recommended Pickup after Tampa Bay activated him from the DL following a hand injury.

Monday Lineup Card: Hola Javier!

Javier Baez is Monday's Recommended Pickup after he was called up by the Cubs when rosters expanded September 1.

Monday Lineup Card: Twin Twirler Ready For A Promotion

Twins top pitching prospect Jose Berrios has a 2.12 ERA and 43:3 K:BB ratio in August for Triple-A Rochester.

Tuesday Lineup Card: The Wright Stuff

David Wright is Tuesday's Recommended Pickup after homering Monday in his first at-bat with the Mets since April.

Monday Lineup Card: McCall on McCullers

Lance McCullers is Monday's Recommended Pickup after fanning eight over seven strong innings Sunday against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers.

Monday Lineup Card: Hey Jackie!

Jackie Bradley is Monday's Recommended Pickup after hitting .483 (14-for-29) with four doubles, two triples, three home runs, 13 RBI and 13 runs scored over the last week.

Monday Lineup Card: Extend An Olivera Branch

Braves top prospect Hector Olivera (hamstring) could be activated from the DL in about two weeks.

Monday Lineup Card: Call Corbin

Monday's Recommended Pickup is Patrick Corbin, who has looked sharp for the D'Backs since returning from Tommy John surgery.

Monday Lineup Card: Nat Nearing a Return

Ryan Zimmerman is Monday's Recommended Pickup as he nears a return from the DL to the Nationals' lineup.

Monday Lineup Card: New Phillie Coming to Town

Phillies prospect Aaron Nola will be promoted Tuesday to make his Major League debut against Tampa Bay.

Monday Lineup Card: Santana Sharp in Return Sunday

Twins starter Ervin Santana allowed two runs on three hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over eight innings in his return from suspension Sunday against the Royals.

Monday Lineup Card: Cain Is Able

Matt Cain is healthy and will likely be cleared to reclaim a spot in the Giants' rotation early next week.

Wednesday Lineup Card: Ray of Hope?

Robbie Ray is 2-2 with a 1.78 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 23:9 K:BB over 30.1 innings through five starts for Arizona.

Monday Lineup Card: Red Byrd Return

Monday's Recommended Pickup is a 37-year-old outfielder who returned from a broken wrist much earlier than expected.

Monday Lineup Card: Man in the Bux

Byron Buxton made his MLB debut Sunday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Twins' 4-3 win over the Rangers.

Monday Lineup Card: New Closer in the Emerald City?

The Houston Astros called up top prospect Carlos Correa on Sunday, but an AL West reliever deserves your attention as well.

Monday Lineup Card: Preston Tucker Must Hit Third

RotoWire's Ryan Rufe is impressed by Astros rookie Preston Tucker, who should be owned in more fantasy leagues.

Monday Lineup Card: Go Ham for Hamilton?

The 2010 AL MVP is Monday's Recommended Pickup upon his impending return to the Texas Rangers.

Monday Lineup Card: Counting Down to Correa

Ryan Rufe discusses why Carlos Correa is worth a pick up right now in Monday's Lineup Card.

Monday Lineup Card: Swooning for Swihart

Boston's Blake Swihart is Monday's recommended pickup after the Red Sox called him up from the minors in the wake of Ryan Hanigan's injury.

Monday Lineup Card: Prime Target Paredes?

Baltimore's Jimmy Paredes is Monday's recommended pickup after hitting .400 with two doubles, three home runs, six RBI and a steal over the last seven days.

Monday Lineup Card: Dial Up DeSclafani

Ryan Rufe discusses why Anthony DeSclafani is worth a pickup in Monday's lineup card.

Monday Lineup Card: Call On Kiermaier

Rays' outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is Monday's recommended pickup after hitting .381 with seven extra-base hits during the first week of the season.

Monday Lineup Card: Let's Grilli for MLB's First Full Slate

Astros Team Preview: Signs of Progress

George Springer and the Astros are on the rise, writes RotoWire's Ryan Rufe.

Monday Lineup Card: Dealin' Derek

Derek Holland is 1-0 with a 0.99 ERA and 22:3 K:BB over his last four starts.

Monday Lineup Card: Buckle Down On Buchholz

Clay Buchholz is 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA over his last four starts.

Monday Lineup Card: Collin-g McHugh

Astros starter Collin McHugh is 4-0 with a 1.97 ERA over his last five starts.

Monday Lineup Card: Stealing Schafer

Jordan Schafer was second in MLB with 11 steals in August.

Monday Lineup Card: Injuries Abound

A's reliever Luke Gregerson is Monday's recommended pickup on the heels of Sean Doolittle's oblique injury.

Monday Lineup Card: Rocky Mountain Return

Michael Cuddyer returned to the Rockies' lineup Sunday after hitting .611 with six doubles, nine RBI and seven runs scored over eight rehab games in the minors.

Monday Lineup Card: Peralta Steals Home and the Attention of Fantasy Owners

Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta is Monday's recommended pickup.

Monday Lineup Card: Gyorko Going Gone

Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko has been hot since returning from the DL on July 28.

Monday Lineup Card: Fly Hawaiian

Jedd Gyorko returns to the Padres on Monday for his first action since hitting the DL in early June.

Monday Lineup Card: Leave It To Lee

All the info you need for Monday's daily action.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: A DFS Boom on the Horizon?

Ryan Rufe takes a look at DraftKings and wonder if there's a DFS boom looming this football season.

The Lineup Card: Co-Sign on Cosart

Jarred Cosart has shown improved control this season including a 21:7 K:BB over his last five starts (32.2 innings). As Ryan Rufe points out, he offers value in his matchup Thursday against Atlanta.

Thursday Lineup Card: #LaStellar

Tommy La Stella is a #LaStellar value with an increasingly prominent role in the Braves' lineup.

NFBC Trends: Beat DVR!

RotoWire's Ryan Rufe played in the Beat DVR league in the NFBC Online Championship - here's his review of the draft.

2014 Astros Team Preview: A Springer in Their Step

There have some dismal seasons in Houston for the Astros. After years of losing, a stockpile of minor league talent finally is beginning to emerge sending the organization toward a more positive outlook down the road.