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Mike started covering fantasy sports in 2007, joining RotoWire in 2010. He currently focuses on the NBA. Before RotoWire, Mike wrote for KFFL.com.

Fantasy sports articles written by Mike Barner

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Patrick Beverley was more than just a physical defender in the Rockets' Game 1 victory.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner drops his Tuesday playoff value plays, highlighted by the Bulls' Rajon Rondo on the road in Beantown against his former team.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Paul George could be in for a big night as the Pacers look to clinch a playoff berth.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner delivers his value picks for a five-game slate Tuesday, setting his sights on a trio of Suns on the road in Sacramento.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Andre Drummond is averaging nearly 35 FanDuel points per game against the Raptors this season.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Picks

Mike Barner looks to a pair of Bulls on the road against the Knicks for value Tuesday.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

With Kyle Lowry out, the Raptors continue to rely heavily upon DeMar DeRozan.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Picks

Mike Barner likes John Wall of the Wizards on the road against the Lakers on Tuesday, as well as a pair of Rockets at home against Golden State.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

With Nic Batum out of action Wednesday, Jeremy Lamb ($4,900) is one of the night's top value plays.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

It's been a down year for Reggie Jackson, but he's played well of late and is priced at only $5,200.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics square off against the high-scoring Warriors on Wednesday.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With a small slate Tuesday, Russell Westbrook ($13,100) becomes even more valuable, despite his gaudy price tag.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

With DeMarcus Cousins suspended Wednesday, even more of the offensive burden will fall on the shoulders of Anthony Davis.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner delivers his value picks for a six-game slate Tuesday, setting his sights on a trio of Bulls on the road in Colorado.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Coming off of one of his worst games of the season, Russell Westbrook is an obvious bounce-back candidate Wednesday.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Picks

Mike Barner looks over a limited three-game Valentine's slate, unsurprisingly turning to the mighty Cavs for the most value.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Marc Gasol and the Grizzlies match up with a Nuggets team allowing over 111 points per game.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Even on the second night of a back-to-back, it's tough to stay away from DeMarcus Cousins.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

With Tyler Johnson out again Wednesday, Dion Waiters ($6,000) will have another opportunity to build on his recent hot streak.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner gets into a six-game slate Tuesday, locking in on three players from both the Suns and Bulls to bring home the value.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

The Knicks' defense will be tasked with slowing down Isaiah Thomas on Wednesday.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner delivers his value picks for a five-game slate Tuesday, setting his sights on a trio of Heat at home against the Rockets.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Philadelphia's Robert Covington ($5,500) has topped 30 FanDuel points in three of his last four outings.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner delivers his value picks for a busy nine-game slate Tuesday, looking to Rudy Gobert at home against the Cavs to deliver the goods.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Taj Gibson ($4,700) goes up against a Cavaliers front line that could be shorthanded Wednesday night.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Conley ($7,000) is an appealing option Tuesday going up against the Lakers' defense.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

DeMarcus Cousins ($11,000) squares off with a Portland team against which he put up 76.3 FanDuel points earlier this season.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Matching up against Hassan Whiteside isn't the easiest assignment, but Mike Barner explains why Steven Adams should get some fantasy attention Tuesday.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Minnesota's Zach LaVine ($6,500) has topped 29 FanDuel points in three of his last four contests.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Serge Ibaka was a poor fantasy performer his last time out, but Mike Barner explains why the Magic big man should bounce back Tuesday against the Heat.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Rudy Gobert ($7,600) has quietly recorded at least 40 FanDuel points in each of his last four games.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner looks at a six-game slate Tuesday, turning to a pair of Bulls to provide value as they host the Timberwolves at United Center

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

DeMarcus Cousins ($11,000) is expensive, but he draws an excellent matchup against the depleted Mavericks on Wednesday.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner looks at a six-game slate Tuesday, zeroing in on guys like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($5,700) and Kristaps Porzingis ($7,600) to deliver value.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

If you're not paying up for Russell Westbrook on Wednesday, Kyle Lowry is a strong value at ($8,300).

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Kyrie Irving has provided fewer than 30 FanDuel points in only two games this season.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Gordon Hayward draws a strong matchup Wednesday against a Nuggets team that plays at the league's seventh-fastest pace.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With only four games on the slate Tuesday, Jimmy Butler is an appealing option at shooting guard.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

DeAndre Jordan ($6,800) and the Clippers have been one of the league's most productive fantasy offenses.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Coming off of a career-high 47 points Sunday against the Lakers, Andrew Wiggins remains reasonably priced at $6,900.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Avery Bradley($6,900) makes for a strong mid-tier play at guard Wednesday night.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Harrison Barnes notched his second 30-point game of the season Sunday against the Bucks.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Kristaps Porzingis ($6,800) could be in for a big night against a fast-paced Rockets team.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Zach LaVine ($5,900) is off to a strong start and could see increased minutes in the absence of Ricky Rubio.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

D'Angelo Russell ($6,500) is among the top values in a loaded, 10-game slate.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Even in a tough matchup against the Warriors, expect Kawhi Leonard to have a big night.

NBA Draft Kit: Schedule Cheat Sheet

There are a ton of available stats to help with fantasy basketball research, but Mike Barner reminds everyone not to overlook one crucial piece: the schedule.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

It's Kobe's last game - you kinda have to use him, right? Mike Barner builds his lineup around the Mamba.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner empties the bench and tries to win with second-stringers like Jerian Grant and Sasha Vujacic

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Mike Barner looks to cash in with injury replacements.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner navigates through injuries and eliminations to fill out his Tuesday roster.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Robin Lopez exploded for 51 fantasy points Sunday against the Kings, and while that kind of upside isn't likely to be repeated, he still makes for a solid play Wednesday against the Bulls.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Steven Adams has picked up his offensive game of late and looks like a solid value play on Tuesday's short slate.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

The Knicks have been struggling, but Robin Lopez has been posting good numbers, and Mike Barner has noticed.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With a light Tuesday schedule on tap, Mike Barner is leaning heavily on the new-look Orlando Magic.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Chicago's defense has been struggling - Mike Barner looks to capitalize by stacking Hawks.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner is looking for a new-coach bounce from a couple of Knicks tonight.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Mike Barner looks to ride the Magic's Aaron Gordon, who has a double-double in back-to-back games.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner likes the value in Devin Booker, who is one of the few fantasy options for a Suns team in disarray these days.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

With Raul Neto unlikely to play Wednesday against the Hornets due to a concussion, Trey Burke could get a big increase in playing time.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Robert Covington has always been able to score, but he's done enough defensively of late to make him an attractive option on FanDuel, particularly against the Suns.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Mike Barner thinks Nikola Mirotic could break out of his slump if the Bulls play small against Golden State.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With just four games on the docket, Mike Barner looks to Minnesota to fill out his lineup.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Mike Barner is stacking Knicks as they face their struggling subway-ride rivals from Brooklyn.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With Alex Len out, Mike Barner is expecting big production from Tyson Chandler.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

With Tony Parker sidelined, Mike Barner is leaning on Patty Mills in today's lineup.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With a limited slate of games, Mike Barner looks to Jose Calderon for assists and steals.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

With Alec Burks out with an ankle injury, Trey Burke is starting to step up, and he could be a solid value on FanDuel thanks to his low salary.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Will Barton's price continues to rise on FanDuel, but Mike Barner has a number of other value plays to help fit in the Nuggets' guard.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Mike Barner finds some bargains before the Christmas Eve break.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner looks for values on a light-schedule night, finds some in Denver.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Mike Barner sorts through a loaded slate of NBA games and finds a few bargains.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With a limited slate of games on Tuesday, Mike Barner is leaning heavily on the Milwaukee Bucks

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Mike Barner finds the bargains on Wednesday's menu, including Boston forward Jared Sullinger.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner shops for guards at the Nets/Rockets game and has a hunch about a center that may be due for a big night.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Mike Barner builds a lineup with a future hall-of-famer, a Manimal and several bargain-basement buys.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner looks for fantasy bargains on some of the NBA's worst teams.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Mike Barner is playing Avery Bradley on a back-to-back.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With Marcus Smart sidelined, Mike Barner sees Avery Bradley as one of Tuesday's best buys.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Mike Barner looks for Magic-al results from Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner will do some bargain shopping when the Hawks visit Brooklyn on Tuesday night.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Mike Barner is looking for a rebound from Milwaukee's Khris Middleton in tonight's contests.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

There's a full slate of early games on Tuesday's NBA schedule, and Andre' Snellings is going bargain shopping.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Mike Barner is building lineups around the red-hot Markieff Morris and playoff hero Matthew Dellevedova

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Julius Randle is under-priced due to one bad game, and Mike Barner will take advantage.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Mike Barner's picks for Wednesday's slate, including Philly rookie Jahlil Okafor.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With the Pelicans dealing with a number of injuries in the backcourt, Eric Gordon could put up big fantasy numbers of FanDuel opening night.

NBA Draft Kit: Monthly Schedule Cheat Sheet

Certain quirks in the NBA schedule can lead to teams playing a disproportionate amount of games each month, and savvy fantasy owners can use the schedule to trade for extra games.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday-Wednesday Contests

FanDuel is hosting a Tuesday-Wednesday two-day contest combining the single games on Tuesday and Wednesday. RotoWire's Mike Barner has his favorite picks.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With just two games on the slate Tuesday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

If FanDuel players are looking to not break the bank on point guards Stephen Curry or John Wall, RotoWire's Mike Barner makes the case for Jeff Teague and his reduced price.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With just three games on the slate Tuesday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With just three games on the slate Tuesday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With six games on the slate, there should be a good mix of low, mid, and high-tier salaries to create interesting lineups with high potential Tuesday.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With four games on the slate, finding the right mix may be hard Tuesday, but Mike Barner has a few suggested plays.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With six games on the slate, there should be a good mix of low, mid, and high-tier salaries to create interesting lineups with high potential Tuesday.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With only five games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players (who aren't being rested) is going to be key to winning contests on FanDuel.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

RotoWire's Mike Barner suggests a couple mid-priced players who could be great values on FanDuel Tuesday.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With seven games on the slate, there should be a good mix of low, mid, and high-tier salaries to create interesting lineups with high potential Tuesday.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With four games on the slate, finding the right mix may be hard Tuesday, but Mike Barner has a few suggested plays.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With five games on the slate, there aren't many value plays, making choosing the right high-salaried and mid-tier players key on Tuesday.

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

With five games on the slate, there aren't many value plays, making choosing the right high-salaried and mid-tier players key on Tuesday.

NBA Draft Kit: Monthly Schedule Cheat Sheet

Certain quirks in the NBA schedule can lead to teams playing a disproportionate amount of games monthly and separated by the first and second half of the season. Savvy owners can use the schedule to trade for extra games.

NBA Team Previews: Denver Nuggets

In coach Brian Shaw's second year with the Nuggets, will he finally tighten his rotation, or will fantasy owners continue to be sold fool's gold by the Nuggets.

NBA Team Previews: Sacramento Kings

Will Ben McLemore find his groove in his second season, or will Nik Stauskas make McLemore a thrift store afterthought?

NBA Team Previews: Chicago Bulls

Regardless of Derrick Rose's health, the Bulls have put together a team with refined depth that should go far this season, but with depth comes reduced fantasy value.

NBA Team Previews: New York Knicks 2013-14

Can Andrea Bargnani finally live up to his fantasy potential in a new environment? Will the Knicks' guard depth hurt their impact in fantasy?

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NBA Team Previews: Atlanta Hawks 2012-13

NBA Draft Kit: Atlanta Hawks Preview 2011

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