Levine covers baseball, basketball and hockey for RotoWire. In addition to his column writing, he's the master of the MLB and NHL cheatsheets. In his spare time, he roots for the Mets.
December 7, 2013
NHL Barometer: Take That, Mayor
David Desharnais' recent run has quieted Montreal mayor Denis Coderre, who suggested a one-way ticket to the AHL for Desharnais back.
November 28, 2013
NHL Barometer: Lightning It Up
For all the consternation and concern as to how Martin St. Louis would play with Steven Stamkos out, so far, we can put that issue to bed.
November 15, 2013
NHL Barometer: Flyin' in Philly
Brayden Schenn has been on a tear as the Flyers try to dig themselves out of an early season hole.
November 8, 2013
NHL Barometer: Captain Coyote
Shane Doan has picked up his game after a slow start, scoring 10 points his last 11 games for the Coyotes.
November 1, 2013
NHL Barometer: Leaf Not Falling
While there have been lapses in effort, Nazem Kadri is starting to prove that last year's hot start wasn't a fluke.
October 25, 2013
NHL Barometer: Top of the Rock
Lost in the Devils' nightmare start has been the return to form by defenseman Marek Zidlicky, who is the top D-man at the Rock.
October 18, 2013
NHL Barometer: Marleau Turns Back the Clock
Patrick Marleau is on fire to the start the season for Sharks, extending his point streak to seven games.
October 12, 2013
NHL Barometer: Gagner's on the Comeback Trail
Sam Gagner continues to make steady progress in his return from a broken jaw for the Oilers.
October 5, 2013
NHL Barometer: Ready for Takeoff
Jacob Trouba made his NHL debut Tuesday with the Winnipeg Jets and showed legitimate offensive upside.
September 22, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: When the Mujica Stops
Edward Mujica will temporarily be relieved of his closing duties. Jan Levine tells you who to pick up in his place over the final week of the season.
September 15, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: David Wright Returns
We used all of our restraint to avoid coming up with a pun on David Wright's name. Just realize that he's probably coming back this week.
September 12, 2013
Draft Kit: 2013-14 Busts
Jan Levine suggests that for the price, you don't necessarily want to get Jeff Carter.
September 1, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Deadline Trades, September Callups
Justin Morneau has a new home in Pittsburgh. Jan Levine breaks down his free agent value and talks about all the September callups.
August 30, 2013
Draft Kit: 2013-14 Sleepers
Jan Levine shares 15 sleepers for the upcoming 2013-14 NHL season. Scott Hartnell makes the list as a good bounce back candidate.
August 25, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: The Doc Is In
Roy Halladay came off the DL Sunday and picked up the win in his first game back. What should we expect for the rest of the year? Jan Levine weighs in with his opinion.
August 18, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Many Happy Returns
Cameron Maybin is one of the many players that could be coming off the NL soon. Jan Levine gives you the full skinny in this week's NL FAAB Factor.
August 11, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: The Metropolitan Hawkeye
Have the Mets found an option to sub as the closer while Bobby Parnell is out? Jan Levine discusses that and much more about the National League.
August 4, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Beware the Beard?
Brian Wilson is now going to be wearing Dodger Blue - is he worth a bid? Jan Levine tells you that and more in this week's article.
July 28, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Mike Olt!
Mike Olt was a prominent part of the package received by the Cubs in the Matt Garza deal. He's at Triple-A Iowa right now, but could get the call in the near future. Jan Levine suggests a possible bid on him among the other NL candidates this week.
July 21, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Atlanta's Rotation Decisions
With Brandon Beachy close to returning and Alex Wood getting stretched out as a starter in Triple-A, could Kris Medlen lose his rotation spot?
July 14, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Bell Silenced
The Diamondbacks removed Heath Bell from the closer's job this week, moving to a committee instead. Jan Levine breaks down the various options there.
July 7, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: No Ruf Stuff Type of Deal
Ryan Howard has gone on the DL, opening the door for Darin Ruf to get some play at first base before the All-Star break. Jan Levine breaks down his pickup value with the other NL options for the week.
June 23, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Gee Whiz
Dillon Gee has been far better recently after a rough start to the season. Jan Levine discusses him among the potential NL call-ups this week.
June 16, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Rocky Mountain Low
Troy Tulowitzki went down with yet another fluke injury. Jan Levine's article this week tells you who should benefit from the resulting playing time.
June 9, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Zack Attack
Zack Wheeler could debut this week - Jan Levine breaks down your bid on him in this week's article.
June 2, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Chaos In Dodgertown
Yasiel Puig could get the call from the Dodgers if Carl Crawford ends up on the DL. Jan Levine breaks down the roster shuffling with the Dodgers and other big moves in the NL this week.
May 26, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Rehabbing Outfielders
Cameron Maybin is currently on a rehab assignment and could come off the DL soon. How much should you bid on him?
May 12, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: For Whom the Bell Tolls
Heath Bell has bounced back from a miserable 2012 campaign and 2013 debut to provide excellent component numbers and is now closing for Arizona with J.J. Putz on the DL.
May 5, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Cheap Speed on the Way
Dee Gordon just got called up to replace Hanley Ramirez with Ramirez going on the DL. Can Gordon get on base frequently enough to use his speed?
April 29, 2013
NHL Barometer: NHL Playoff Ranks
Jan Levine predicts that Marc-Andre Fleury and the Penguins will be hoisting the Stanley Cup.
April 28, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Nolan Arenado Gets the Call
How much should you bid for Nolan Arenado now that the Rockies have called him up? Jan Levine shares his opinion.
April 21, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Cingrani and Rendon Debut
Tony Cingrani and Anthony Rendon made their major league debuts this week. How much should you bid on them? Jan Levine has the answer.
April 19, 2013
NHL Barometer: Finishing Strong
Zach Bogosian hasn't had a great year for the Jets, but he looks to be closing the season with a flourish.
April 14, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: Dodger Fallout, Injured Players Return
Chase Headley's imminent return and the fallout from Zack Greinke's injury headline this week's review of NL free agents.
April 11, 2013
NHL Barometer: Mr. Streaky Heats Up
Phil Kessel is on another hot streak; just in time too for the playoff-bound Maple Leafs.
April 7, 2013
FAAB Factor - NL: First Closer Change of the Year
Kyuji Fujikawa has been given the Cubs' closer job over Carlos Marmol, and Chris Heisey has been freed. Jan Levine tells you how much to bid on both.
April 5, 2013
NHL Barometer: Stop the Presses
Mike Green is back; after looking washed up, Green has flipped the switch since returning from injury.
March 31, 2013
FAAB Factor-NL: Countless Buying Opportunities
Pictured in happier (well, at least on the field) times in Tampa Bay, Carl Crawford surprised many by rehabbing his elbow enough to be ready for Opening Day.
March 28, 2013
NHL Barometer: Mr. Consistency
Martin St. Louis has been one of the league's most consistent point producers this season for Tampa Bay.
March 22, 2013
NHL Barometer: Good Times Again
The misery of last season is long gone for Matt Duchene, who already has topped the 30-point mark.
March 15, 2013
NHL Barometer: Crowning Achievement
Jake Muzzin has taken advantage of the absence of several L.A. defensemen to seamlessly fit into the blueline for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
March 8, 2013
NHL Barometer: Ovi Still the Great
Rumors of Alexander Ovechkin's fantasy demise may have been greatly exaggerated, at least if his recent performance is to be believed.
March 1, 2013
NHL Barometer: Perry's Firework Lighting it Up
Corey Perry no longer is being confused for Katy, as he's turned his game around in Anaheim.
February 22, 2013
NHL Barometer: A Kid Again in Pittsburgh
Sidney Crosby is finally healthy and producing for the Penguins after two seasons of setbacks.
February 15, 2013
NHL Barometer: Star Shines Once More
Brenden Morrow has turned back in the clock in Dallas after ascending to the Stars' top line recently.
February 14, 2013
Mets' Team Preview: Fools Gold
The Mets got off to a great start last season but really faltered down the stretch.
February 8, 2013
NHL Barometer: Mighty Mite Power
Among the NHL leaders in points, Martin St. Louis continues to defy old age and build his Hall of Fame credentials.
February 2, 2013
NHL Barometer: Tavares on his Way to Elite Status
The Islanders are off to a somewhat surprisingly strong start, and it's John Tavares leading the way.
January 24, 2013
NHL Barometer: On his Way Up Again
His game may have changed, but so have Vincent Lecavalier's fantasy prospects -- he's on his way up again.
January 18, 2013
NHL Barometer: New Canuck to Stop the Puck
Cory Schneider is set to take over between the pipes for the Canucks, ousting veteran netminder Roberto Luongo.
January 7, 2013
Draft Kit - Busts: Beware the Winged Wheel
Jimmy Howard has a depleted defensive corps in front of him and probably won't produce the same elite rate stats for you this year.
October 11, 2012
Team Previews: Chicago Bulls 2012-13
September 30, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Vote For Pedro
Pedro Alvarez reached the 30-homer plateau for the Pirates this week.
September 23, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Carpenter Returns
Chris Carpenter returned to live action Friday against the Cubs. Jan Levine tells you what to bid on him.
September 16, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Closing Opportunities
A few NL teams have had some instability with their closers in the last week. Jan Levine gives you a few ideas on how to profit.
September 9, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Replacing Strasburg
Jan Levine identifies a few pick-up targets if you just lost Steven Strasburg this week.
September 2, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Huge Slate of September Callups
Jan Levine reviews the slate of NL players getting the call and suggests a few others that might be on their way.
August 26, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Adrian, Beckett, Skaggs
Adrian Gonzalez headlines this week's article, which is the Escape From Boston version.
August 19, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Hanson Back in Business
Hanson Among Those Getting Healthy
August 12, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Panda Sighting
Pablo Sandoval will return from his hamstring injury shortly.
August 5, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Post-Deadline Edition
Johan Santana is among those featured this week.
July 22, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Opportunity Knocks for New Closers
July 15, 2012
Heath Bell won't get as many chances to misfire on a high-five at the end of games, now that the Marlins are going to a closer committee.
July 8, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Ryan Howard is Back
Ryan Howard is among the interesting first basemen discussed by Jan Levine this week.
July 1, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Bauer Power
Trevor Bauer is just one of the top prospects that gets Jan Levine's attention this week.
June 24, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Howard Nearing His Return
Ryan Howard is getting closer and closer to returning -- will he be a fantasy gamechanger when he hits the field?
June 17, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Chasing Utley's Return
Chase Utley is on a rehab assignment and could be a difference maker upon his return to the big leagues.
June 10, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Young Uprising: Teheran And Bauer
June 3, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Carlos Quentin Returns
The returns of Carlos Quentin and Mike Morse headline this week's NL pickups.
May 20, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Trevor Bauer's Time Near?
May 13, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Scraping The Bottom
May 6, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Hospital Ward Shuffle
A number of National League players either hit the DL or are on their way back this week.
April 29, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Pedro Alvarez A Pirate Treasure Again?
Pedro Alvarez and his hot streak rank among the popular FAAB picks this week.
April 22, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: Carlos Quentin On The Way Back
Carlos Quentin and Allen Craig headline some injured players on their way back to the majors.
April 10, 2012
NHL Barometer: Overall Playoff Rankings
RotoWire's Jan Levine picks Pekka Rinne and the Preds to win the Cup.
April 1, 2012
FAAB Factor - NL: First FAAB Period Suggestions
Who should you be bidding on after the spring training fallout? Jan Levine has the answers.
March 30, 2012
NHL Barometer: Team Teemu HoF
If this is the final season for Teemu Selanne, he should go right into the Hall of Fame.
March 23, 2012
NHL Barometer: Penguin Party
James Neal is loving life in Pittsburgh and has an outside shot at bagging 40 goals this season.
March 16, 2012
NHL Barometer: A Refreshing Moulson
Matt Moulson proved last year he was no fluke, and he's back at it again this year with 30 goals for the third straight season.
March 9, 2012
NHL Barometer: Few have been Sharper
Patrick Sharp is overshadowed by teammates, but he is having a strong season.
March 2, 2012
NHL Barometer: No More Staal-ing
Eric Staal has more than rebounded from his abysmal start and is giving Carolina the production fantasy owners expected.
February 24, 2012
NHL Barometer: Capital Contradiction
Alexander Semin has been criticized at times for his seemingly indifferent play, but he's piling up the points.
February 18, 2012
NHL Barometer: Devil of a Time
Martin Broduer's hot stretch has been lost in the shuffle of the fine play in New Jersey.
February 14, 2012
NHL Barometer: Edmonton's Magic Man
Sam Gagner has been on a magical run lately for the Oilers.
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February 1, 2012
NHL Barometer: Still Bringing It
Vincent Lecavalier might not be the feared scorer he once was, but he's regained fantasy relevance for sure.
January 20, 2012
Long-time Devil Patrik Elias is on a point-per-game pace for New Jersey this season.
January 16, 2012
NHL Barometer: Okposo's Island
Kyle Okposo has produced more regularly the last three weeks, and as long as he stays hot, he should continue to see ice time on the Island.
January 6, 2012
NHL Barometer: Keeping Father Time Away
Daniel Alfredsson has 31 points in 35 games this season, but that's not the full story for the 39 year old.
December 30, 2011
NHL Barometer: Back on the Beam
Jordan Staal appears to be fully healthy for the Penguins.
December 23, 2011
NHL Barometer: The Geno Who Saved Pittsburgh
Evgeni Malkin has stepped up for Pittsburgh in Sidney Crosby's absence.
December 20, 2011
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December 9, 2011
NHL Barometer: Red Wing Rising
Henrik Zetterberg has turned his season around with his recent hot streak.
December 2, 2011
NHL Barometer: Heating Up in Anaheim
After a slow start, Corey Perry is playing like the Hart Trophy winner he was last season.
November 25, 2011
NHL Barometer: Rising and Falling
Shea Weber is making a case that he is the NHL's best overall defenseman.
November 18, 2011
NHL Barometer: Injury Caps Green's Status
The word out of Washington keeps getting worse for Mike Green.
November 10, 2011
NHL Barometer: Crosby Comeback Close
Sidney Crosby's return to the Penguins could come as early as next week.
November 4, 2011
NHL Barometer: Cracks in the Armor
Is the end near for Martin Brodeur?
October 27, 2011
NHL Barometer: Risers, Fallers
Evgeni Malkin is back in action for the Penguins, making his season debut Tuesday.
October 13, 2011
NHL Barometer: Staal's Fortuitous Situation
Pittsburgh injuries have opened opportunities for Jordan Staal, and he is taking advantage.
October 6, 2011
NHL Barometer: Power Up in Pittsburgh
Chris Kunitz's fantasy value is rising, as he's set to play on the Pens' No. 1 power-play unit.
September 25, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Jansen Creating Striking Impression
Jan Levine's final NL free agent article of the season.
September 18, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Home Stretch
September 11, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Stretch Run Blues
September 4, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: September Reinforcements Galore
Jan Levine breaks down all the new additions to the NL player pool.
August 28, 2011
FAAB Factor-NL: LoMo in N.O. NoMo
Logan Morrison has returned from a brief punitive demotion to New Orleans.
August 21, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Will Bauer Get the Call - Now!?
Trevor Bauer is turning heads in the Diamondbacks' farm system.
August 14, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Crowded Ship
With Jose Tabata and Alex Presley nearing a return, the Bucs have a crowded outfield deck.
August 7, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Deadline Fallout
While many are now getting an opportunity following last week's trade deadline, Mike Minor is getting a look from the Braves after Jair Jurrjens' injury.
July 31, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Trades Open Opportunities
July 24, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: The Wright Stuff
July 17, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Who's Providing the Relief?
July 10, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Cozart Debuts
Zach Cozart got the call for the Reds this week - what should you bid on him?
July 3, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Help at the Hot Corner
June 26, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Return of Zito
Jonathan Sanchez's injury has opened up a rotation spot -- at least temporarily -- for Barry Zito.
June 19, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Head for the Beach
June 12, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Need a Hand?
June 5, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Rubby, Rubby, Rubby, Rubby!
May 22, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Broken, Red Wings
May 15, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Sleeper Bound For LA?
May 8, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Cueto Returns From Injury
May 1, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Several Closer Situations in Flux
April 17, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Two Reds Righties Near a Return
April 11, 2011
NHL Barometer: Postseason Player Rankings
Is this the year Roberto Luongo and the Canucks get over the hump?
April 10, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Injuries Force Cubs to Shuffle the Rotation
April 3, 2011
FAAB Factor - NL: Relievers Turned Starters
Kyle McClellan is among a handful of former relievers that have won starting rotation jobs this spring. See what Jan Levine thinks about his free agent value.
April 1, 2011
NHL Barometer: Lightning Strikes Twice in This Week's 'Risers'
March 26, 2011
NHL Barometer: Pavelski Picks up the Pace
March 18, 2011
NHL Barometer: The Stars' Star Goalie
March 10, 2011
2011 Mets Preview: Another Year As New York's "Other" Team?
March 6, 2011
NHL Barometer: Wideman/Boyes Get Boost From Trades
February 25, 2011
NHL Barometer: St. Louis Stays Hot
February 18, 2011
NHL Barometer: Tavares Showing Why He Went First
February 13, 2011
NHL Barometer: Kovalchuk Gets Back on Track
February 6, 2011
NHL Barometer: No More Malkin
Evgeni Malkin is out for the season with multiple knee injuries.
January 22, 2011
NHL Barometer: A Pair of Rising Stars
Milan Hejduk is among this week's risers.
January 16, 2011
NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers
Daniel Briere has carried last year's playoff performance into this season.
January 7, 2011
NHL Barometer: Doan Getting it Done in the Desert
January 2, 2011
NHL Barometer: A New Goaltender in Tampa
December 24, 2010
NHL Barometer: Big Injuries in Detroit and Buffalo
The Red Wings and Sabres lost key players in the season of giving with Pavel Datsyuk and Derek Roy going on the shelf.
December 17, 2010
NHL Barometer: Clowe-sing the Year Strong
San Jose's Ryan Clowe has found December to his liking, putting up 11 points through the month's first nine games. Find out who else has been hot enough to make the list this week.
December 13, 2010
NHL Barometer: Edmonton's Fine Rookie Class
December 3, 2010
NHL Barometer: A Peek at a Point-Producing Penguin
Pittsburgh's Kris Letang is second among all defensemen in points scored, earning him a mention in this week's column. See who else makes the list.
November 19, 2010
NHL Barometer: Happy Times For Vanek
Buffalo's Thomas Vanek has picked up the scoring pace of late, and it is not the only reason he is having a very good week. Find out who else gets a mention.
November 12, 2010
NHL Barometer: Young Blue Jacket on the Rise
November 5, 2010
NHL Barometer: Keith Back on Track
After a slow start to the season, Duncan Keith has been able to turn things around. Find out who else moves the ticker this week.
October 29, 2010
NHL Barometer: Jumping Flames
Rene Bourque (pictured) and Brendan Morrison have the Flames in first place in the Northwest Division.
October 22, 2010
NHL Barometer: Penguin's Pending Return
Jordan Staal has resumed practicing and could return to the ice soon. Find out who else makes the list this week.
October 15, 2010
NHL Barometer: Upgrade This Islander
Rick DiPietro's apparent good health gives his fantasy value a boost. Find out who else gets a bump, or a drop, this week.
October 8, 2010
NHL Barometer: Talented Youngsters Set to Make an Impact
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September 26, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Impressive Youngsters in Atlanta Bullpen
September 19, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Two Brewers Starters Worth a Bid
September 13, 2010
Team Previews: A New Set of Blueshirts
September 5, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: How Much To Bid on Chapman?
August 29, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Meet the Mets
August 8, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Outfielders Rule The List
August 1, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Trade Deadline Edition
July 25, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Happ-y Returns in Philly
July 18, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Volquez, Beltran Back in Action
July 11, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Wandy Twirling Again
June 27, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: New Faces in Houston
June 20, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Rockies Dominate the List
June 13, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Beltran Getting Close
June 6, 2010
FAAB Factor - NL: Rockies Bullpen About to Get Stronger
April 4, 2010
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September 21, 2009
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September 26, 2007
Team Previews: 2007 Bulls Preview
June 18, 2007
Team Previews: 2007 San Francisco 49ers Preview
October 13, 2006
Team Previews: 2006 Bulls Preview
January 1, 2006
Team Previews: 2005 San Francisco 49ers Preview