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Kevin has worked for Rotowire just under a decade and has covered basketball, baseball and football. A glutton for punishment, he roots for his hometown Bills, Sabres and the New York Yankees. He hosts the RotoWire SiriusXM show every Wednesday and Friday and you can follow him on Twitter @KCPayne26.

Fantasy sports articles written by Kevin Payne

FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays

Stephen Vogt is always in play when the A's face off against a righty, which is the case Friday against the Rays.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Danny Valencia's defense has cost him some playing time of late, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne says he's absolutely worth a play Monday against the Astros if he can get the start at DH or first base.

FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays

Stephen Vogt started heating up just before the All-Star break, and he has a solid matchup Friday against the Blue Jays to keep it going.

Payne's Perspective: Breaking Down the Stopa11K Auction

Kevin Payne reviews his Stopa11K auction where he spent up for Cam Newton. Check out the details of his strategy and how he molded his team. Where did he go right, and where did he go wrong?

FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays

The Tigers boast a number of strong hitters, which has made Justin Upton a bit of an afterthought for DFS players, but Kevin Payne explains why the outfielder is a strong play Friday in Toronto.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Adrian Gonzalez is starting to get hot, and he has a solid matchup Monday against Yovani Gallardo to keep it going.

FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays

Brian Dozier has scored at least nine fantasy points in seven straight games, and RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why he's got a great opportunity to extend the streak Friday.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Kevin Payne goes for a somewhat contrarian pick in Cincinnati's Joey Votto, who faces Chicago aces Jake Arrieta on Monday night.

FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays

Kevin Payne sifts through Friday's slate and thinks Michael Conforto is in a great spot to break out of his slump against struggling rookie Aaron Blair.

DFS Football 101: Insider's Guide to Daily Football

Kevin Payne shares insights for beginners and veterans of DFS football, including how to capitalize off roster lock, rookies and recency bias, among others.

Football Draft Kit: Tips for Non-Standard Formats

Fantasy football has more to offer than standard leagues, and Kevin Payne is here to help owners navigate non-traditional formats, like IDP leagues, where J.J. Watt is one of the few defenders worth paying up for.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

RotoWire's Kevin Payne is looking at a Mariners stack on Monday against the Tigers, with third baseman Kyle Seager a big part of it.

FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays

Jon Gray's overall stats don't look that great because he pitches so often at Coors Field, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne likes his upside on the road in Miami on Friday.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

There are 10 first basemen who come in with higher salaries than Jose Abreu on Monday, and RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why the White Sox's first baseman could be the best value of them all.

FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays

Byron Buxton has played well since his latest call-up, and RotoWire's Kevin Payne likes him Friday against the Red Sox's Steven Wright.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Brian McCann's price was much higher earlier this season, and RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why DFS players should take advantage of the reduced price Monday against the Angels.

FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays

Neil Walker is always better against a right-handed pitcher, and he'll face one Friday who has allowed a .376 wOBA to lefty hitters this year.

FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays

There are quite a few attractive third base options Friday, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why Nick Castellanos should be a top consideration.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Mitch Moreland has crushed left-handed pitching this season, and he has an excellent matchup Monday against the Angels.

FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays

The Mets look like a solid team to stack Friday against the Brewers, making Curtis Granderson an attractive value option.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Mark Teixeira has struggled significantly this season, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why he could be a solid fantasy pick Monday against the Diamondbacks.

FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays

Jason Kipnis has hit well of late and RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why that trend is likely to continue Friday against the Twins.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

While many fantasy players will be focusing on Coors Field, RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why a former Rockie may be a solid pick Monday on FanDuel.

FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays

Adrian Gonzalez is in a bit of a slump, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why his matchup Friday against the Blue Jays could allow for a breakout performance.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

With Mike Foltynewicz taking the hill for the Marlins on Monday, RotoWire's Kevin Payne is a heavy proponent of stacking the Mets' lefty hitters.

FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays

Matt Kemp has started off well against right-handed pitchers this season, and he's got a solid matchup Friday against the Dodgers' Alex Wood.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Brian Dozier is starting to heat up and RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why he's a solid play Monday against the Indians.

FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays

Evan Longoria's early-season struggles have pushed his price down on FanDuel, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why Friday is the time to trust the Rays' third baseman.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Joey Votto is one of the more expensive options at first base Monday, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne has a number of value plays to fit in the Reds' slugger.

Payne's Perspective: Talkin' Football

Kevin Payne and Mario Puig debate the draft, college football DFS and players who might outperform expectations this NFL this season, and they definitely don't see eye-to-eye on Derrick Henry.

FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays

While he went hitless during the Yankees' trip to Toronto, Brett Gardner will look to bounce back at Yankee Stadium on Friday.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

J.D. Martinez is in a prime spot hitting behind Miguel Cabrera, and he had a lot of success against lefties last season, setting him up nicely for Monday's game.

FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays

Francisco Cervelli hit right-handed pitching very well last season and gets a nice matchup Friday in Cincinnati.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Jeremy Lin has found his ideal role in Charlotte, and Kevin Payne is taking advantage.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Paul Goldschmidt is the most expensive player available for Monday's slate on FanDuel, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne has a number of value plays to fit in the Diamondbacks first baseman.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Emmanuel Mudiay has been very up and down lately, but he's got a great matchup Friday against the poor Lakers defense.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Anticipating a blowout, Kevin Payne looks to take advantage of garbage time.

Payne's Perspective: Early Offseason Reactions

Kevin Payne breaks down a few of the early free-agent moves this offseason, including Lamar Miller and Brock Osweiler's deals with the Texans.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Zach LaVine has been a popular DFS target lately, but Kevin Payne thinks LaVine's matchup Friday against the Bucks is too good to pass up.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

Kobe Bryant as a DFS play? In 2016? Kevin Payne makes the case for Bryant vs. the Nuggets.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Kevin Payne will be playing Derrick Rose - assuming Rose is able to go on Friday.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Kevin Payne is gambling on Derrick Rose and explains why Jamal Crawford is also worth attention.

Payne's Perspective: Super Bowl Prop Bets

Will Peyton Manning throw an interception? Will Mike Carey be wrong on a challenge? Will there be an earthquake? Kevin Payne lays down some prop bets for Super Bowl Sunday.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Jamal Crawford may not be the flashiest pick, but his consistent production gives him a solid fantasy floor.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Conference Championship Value Plays

C.J. Anderson had a monster performance against the Patriots earlier this season, and he continues to get a solid number of touches out of the Denver backfield.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Divisional Round Picks

David Johnson is by far the best running back available this weekend, and RotoWire's Kevin Payne has just the players who should be paired with the Cardinals' rookie.

120 Sports & RW Video: Monday Slam Dunks

Kevin joins 120 Sports to discuss his FanDuel picks for the Monday slate of NBA games.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Elfrid Payton's uncertain status leads Kevin Payne to invest in Victor Oladipo shares.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Wild-Card Weekend Picks

Jordan Reed has been the best tight end in fantasy football of late, and he's likely to get plenty of attention from quarterback Kirk Cousins this weekend against the Packers.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Chandler Parsons is longer subject to his minutes restriction and he's got a decent matchup Friday against the Bulls.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 17 Picks

Brandon Marshall has been one of the most consistent upper-tier fantasy wideouts over the last five games, and he now goes up against a banged up Bills secondary.

NFL Waiver Wire: Keep an Eye on Gillislee

Kevin Payne finds some potential gems on the Week 17 waiver wire, including Buffalo's Mike Gillislee, whom keeper-league owners should look at as well.

FanDuel NBA: Christmas Day Value Plays

Kevin Payne looks for value in the NBA's high-profile holiday slate of games.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 16 Picks

With so many fantasy players flocking to Antonio Brown based on his incredible play of late, pivoting to Martavis Bryant could be the key to GPP success.

NFL Waiver Wire: Time for Randle to Step Up

Kevin Payne scours the waiver wire for the players to put owners over the top in championship week, but just how effective will the Giants' Rueben Randle be in place of Odell Beckham?

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 15 Picks

The Seahawks' passing game has been elite over the past few weeks, and RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why Doug Baldwin is a must play.

NFL Waiver Wire: Bengals Turn to AJ

Kevin Payne scours the waiver wire for the fantasy playoffs, profiling the Bengals' new quarterback AJ McCarron, who will start while Andy Dalton is out with a broken thumb.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Kevin Payne expects a fast-paced game between the Pelicans and Wizards, which should benefit Tyreke Evans.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 14 Picks

Jameis Winston has been a fairly consistent source of fantasy points over the last few weeks and now gets to take on the awful Saints defense.

NFL Waiver Wire: Sproles Taking Off

Kevin Payne scours the waiver wire for a gem or two, including Darren Sproles, who could get more touches in Philadelphia as the Eagles go to a backfield committee.

120 Sports & RW Video: Monday FanDuel Picks

Kevin joins 120 Sports to discuss his FanDuel picks for the Monday slate of NBA games.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Kevin Payne is going full contrarian and playing Kobe Bryant and J.R. Smith in Friday contests.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 13 Picks

Lining up against one of the worst defenses in the NFL, Cam Newton provides a nice floor and has huge upside this week against the Saints.

NFL Waiver Wire: The Other Johnson

With Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington going down with injuries Sunday, rookie David Johnson should finally get his shot in Arizona. Kevin Payne has that and more in this week's look at the waiver wire.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

With Ricky Rubio possibly sidelined after aggravating a previous ankle injury, Zach LaVine provides significant upside at a reasonable price on FanDuel.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 12 Picks

RotoWire's Kevin Payne explains why it would be a big risk to fade Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls in cash games this weekend, even with an expected high ownership percentage.

NFL Waiver Wire: Beast Mode II

Kevin Payne offers up free agents for Week 12, and at the top of the list is Seattle's Thomas Rawls, if he's still available in your league.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Russell Westbrook is expensive, but Kevin Payne says the matchup against Jose Calderon is worth every penny.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 11 Picks

Despite the change at quarterback from Peyton Manning to Brock Osweiler, RotoWire's Kevin Payne still thinks wideout Demaryius Thomas could be a big producer this weekend.

NFL Waiver Wire: The Brock Osweiler Show

Kevin Payne runs down the waiver-wire options for Week 10, including a new quarterback in Denver in Brock Osweiler as Peyton Manning sits.

120 Sports & RW Video: Monday Slam Dunks

Kevin joins 120 Sports to discuss picks for the Monday slate of NBA games.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Russell Westbrook is likely to go off with Kevin Durant on the shelf, but Kevin Payne thinks Rajon Rondo is also a good buy.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 10 Picks

Kirk Cousins finally has all of his top receiving options healthy, and a matchup Sunday against the Saints makes him a good play in tournaments and cash games, according to RotoWire's Kevin Payne.

NFL Waiver Wire: Starks Situation in GB

Kevin Payne hashes out this week's waiver wire picks, including Green Bay's James Starks, who could be in the midst of taking over for Eddie Lacy as the go-to back in Green Bay.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Kevin Payne is hoping for some fantasy magic from Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 9 Picks

Amari Cooper was limited by Darrelle Revis last Sunday, but he looks poised to break out against a Steelers defense that isn't nearly as strong against the pass.

Working the Wire: Injuries Create Opportunities

This week's waiver wire is flush with secondary players like San Diego's Malcom Floyd, pushed into a bigger roles because of injuries to teammates. Kevin Payne has the Week 9 breakdown.

120 Sports & RW Video: Monday FanDuel Picks

Kevin joins 120 Sports to discuss his FanDuel picks for the Monday slate of NBA games.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Kevin Payne's Friday lineups include Denver rookie Emmanuel Mudiay.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 8 Picks

Philip Rivers continues to throw plenty of passes and now faces a Ravens defense that is allowing 8.4 yards per attempt, setting him up for a solid fantasy day in Week 8.

Working the Wire: Houston's Blue

Kevin Payne finds some waiver-wire gems this week, but not in the Houston backfield where the Texans have to figure out if Alfred Blue will replace the injured Arian Foster.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 7 Picks

Carson Palmer's matchup against the Ravens could make him the top scoring quarterback in Week 7, though RotoWire's Kevin Payne warns that the Cardinals' QB will be heavily owned on FanDuel because of it.

Working the Wire: Watson Turns Back Clock

Kevin Payne weeds through the waiver wire for players to target for this week, including Ben Watson, who's turning back the clock in New Orleans.

120 Sports FanDuel Advice: Mon-Tues LCS Picks

Kevin joins 120 Sports to discuss his FanDuel picks for the Monday-Tuesday slate of LCS games.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 6 Picks

Tom Brady faces off against a Colts defense allowing 7.8 yards per pass attempt this season, and RotoWire's Kevin Payne likes him even more thanks to a small issue the two teams had last season.

Working the Wire: Chiefs Go West

Kevin Payne spotlights the hot pickup of the week, Kansas City's Charcandrick West, and much more in this week's rummaging through the waiver wire.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 5 Picks

After a disappointing Week 3, RotoWire's Kevin Payne makes the argument for using Mike Evans in GPPs this weekend, possibly even with quarterback Jameis Winston.

Working the Wire: Gates Returns

Kevin Payne scours the waiver wire for Week 5's best pickups, and at the top of the list is Antonio Gates, who returns from suspension this week for Philip Rivers and the Chargers.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 4 Picks

Julio Jones has been the most dominant receiver in the NFL this season, and RotoWire's Kevin Payne has a number of solid value plays to help fit the Falcons' wideout into FanDuel lineups.

Working the Wire: Vick Gets the Call

Kevin Payne picks through the waiver wire to find players that will help in Week 4, including the Steelers' new starting quarterback, Michael Vick.

120 Sports FanDuel Advice: Monday Must-Starts & Value Plays

Kevin joins the 120 Sports Fantasy Lunch Hour to talk MLB FanDuel options for Monday

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Kevin Payne likes Alex Rodriguez (and teammate Chris Young) against lefty Eduardo Rodriguez at Yankee Stadium

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 3 Picks

There may not be more of a sure thing in daily fantasy football than Antonio Brown, and RotoWire's Kevin Payne has a number of solid value plays to comfortably fit the Steelers wideout into FanDuel lineups.

Working the Wire: Riding the Raiders Carr

Kevin Payne runs down this week's waiver-wire options led by Oakland's Derek Carr, who has plenty of receiving options on a team that likely will be forced to throw.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Kevin Payne's picks for Monday's slate include Adam Jones, a must-start against lefties.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 2 Picks

Davante Adams may not be as highly owned in Week 2 after a relatively muted Week 1 performance, but he still led the Packers in targets and RotoWire's Kevin Payne says he makes for a solid tournament play on FanDuel.

Working the Wire: A Titan Debut

Kevin Payne discusses this week's waiver-wire targets, including Tennessee's Marcus Mariota, whose rookie debut could not have gone much smoother.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Picks

Kevin Payne is breaking the bank for Jordan Zimmermann, but getting Jacoby Ellsbury at a discount.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 1 Picks

RotoWire's Kevin Payne breaks down his strategies and top picks for all types of contests on FanDuel, including Davante Adams, who is stepping in to fill the void left by Jordy Nelson's season-ending knee injury.

Working the Wire: ODBJ's Running Mate

Kevin Payne looks at some of the big winners from roster cutdowns and various injury situations, led by Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle, who has a big opportunity against the Cowboys in Week 1.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Kevin Payne offers his value suggestions for Labor Day, including the red-hot Kolten Wong

Working the Wire: Sleeper WR in Miami?

Kevin Payne features more players who are likely available in most leagues, including Rishard Matthews, who might be the Week 1 starter opposite Jarvis Landry.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Kevin Payne is buying Buster Posey at a substantial discount.

Working the Wire: Don't Forget About RG3

Kevin Payne scours the waiver wire for players being overlooked this preseason, and Robert Griffin fits the bill as a player who, at minimum, could be a bye-week replacement.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Kevin Payne suggests some bargains for Monday, including steady Indians rookie Francisco Lindor

Working the Wire: CJ2K to the Cards?

Kevin Payne scrubs the waiver wire this week, including the possibility that Chris Johnson will join the Arizona Cardinals.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Kevin Payne picks a blast from the past - the red-hot Chase Utley.

Working the Wire: True Blue

Kevin Payne looks at early waiver possibilities, including Alfred Blue, who is the next man up after Arian Foster's latest injury.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Kevin Payne starts the week with some major bargains, including Seattle's Jesus Montero at catcher.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Kevin Payne thinks Adam Jones is getting overlooked far too often.

Payne's Perspective: Recapping the $10K Auction

Kevin Payne breaks down his draft from an experts league auction. Will Ryan Tannehill carry him to $10K?

FanDuel MLB: Monday Picks

Kevin Payne is is buying shares of Robinson Cano and Billy Hamilton in today's games.

Payne's Perspective: The Last of the Mocks

Kevin Payne wraps up his series of mock drafts with the fallout from draft No. 3, plus adds some auction advice.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Kevin Payne thinks Jose Abreu is an attractive play today, even at a premium price.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Picks

Kevin Payne finds so many bargains, he can afford to splurge on Mike Trout

Payne's Perspective: Mock Around the Clock

Kevin Payne analyzes his picks from the second of three early mock drafts and once again finds Peyton Manning falling.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Kevin Payne recommends loading up on Yankees as they face the weak link in Tampa's rotation.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Kevin Payne is looking for another strong performance from a resurgent Big Papi on Monday night

Payne's Perspective: Mock Mock Till You Drop

Kevin Payne analyzes his picks from the first of three early mock drafts, and finds some big-name WRs are getting less love than usual

FanDuel MLB: Monday Picks

Kevin Payne's Monday recommendations, including Ryan Howard at Cincinnati.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Kevin Payne thinks Robinson Cano is a great buy, even against Michael Pineda.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Picks

Kevin Payne has no reason to trust Red starter Jason Marquis on Memorial Day and will consider a Rockies stack against him, including Nolan Arenado, who's on fire.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday-Thursday Contests Value Plays

FanDuel is hosting Wednesday-Thursday two-day contests combining the single games on Wednesday and Thursday. RotoWire's Kevin Payne has his favorite picks.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Picks

Kevin Payne expects another great performance from Corey Kluber

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

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

FanDuel MLB: Monday Picks

With lots of bargains available, Kevin Payne is splurging on a premium third baseman.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

After a scoreless Game 1, Kevin Payne argues now is the time to jump on Joakim Noah.

FanDuel MLB: Monday Picks

Kevin Payne likes Mark Trumbo, even at a premium price.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

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

FanDuel MLB: Monday Picks

Kevin Payne likes Ryan Howard and his rediscovered power stroke against John Lackey and the Cards.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday-Thursday Two-Day Contest Value Plays

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

FanDuel MLB: Monday Picks

Kevin Payne stacks his lineup with Padres as San Diego visits Coors Field.

FanDuel NBA: Sunday Value Plays

Making his first playoff appearance, Kevin Love looks like a solid value on FanDuel despite a somewhat elevated price tag.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

With 14 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on FanDuel.

FanDuel MLB: Monday's Selections

Kevin Payne's picks for Monday's slate of games, featuring the oft-overlooked Mark Teixeira.

Payne's Perspective: Talking NFL Draft

Kevin Payne and Mario Puig hash it out over the NFL Draft and whether Buffalo is a good landing spot for quarterback Bryce Petty.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

With 12 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on FanDuel.

FanDuel MLB: Plays for Opening Day

Kevin Payne has you covered for Opening Day with a slate of picks, including a good value in Yordano Ventura.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

With 13 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on FanDuel.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

With 11 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on FanDuel.

Payne's Perspective: Analyzing the Big Moves

Kevin Payne breaks down the recent wheeling and dealing in the NFL, including the blockbuster trade of Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

With 10 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on FanDuel.

Payne's Perspective: LeSean Moves On

Kevin Payne sizes up the new AFC East after a bevy of moves in the division and looks ahead to what's in store in free agency.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Picks

Ilyasova remains discounted on FanDuel despite steady production the past handful of games.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

With 12 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on FanDuel.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

With 12 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on DraftKings.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Plays

RotoWire's Kevin Payne runs through his top picks for FanDuel's slate of Wednesday NBA contests.

Payne's Perspective: Super Bowl Props

Will Bill Belichick smile? Will Marshawn Lynch grab his crotch? Will Tom Brady throw a pick? Kevin Payne lays down some prop bets for Super Bowl Sunday.

FanDuel NBA: Weekly Value Plays

After a big night against the Warriors, Chicago's Joakim Noah finally appears to be at full strength. His FanDuel salary is still deflated, though, making him a solid value for this week.

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays for the Week

Kevin Payne offers up his value play selections to consider using on FanDuel this week.

FanDuel NBA: Wednesday Value Picks

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has quietly stepped up his production this season, making him a quality option on FanDuel for Wednesday night.

Four-Down Duel: Divisional Playoff Picks

Julian Edelman is back to being the target monster he was earlier this season and makes for a good play this weekend against the Ravens in the divisional playoffs.

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays for the Week

Kevin Payne offers up his value play selections to consider using on FanDuel this week.

Four-Down Duel: Wild-Card Playoff Picks

Antonio Brown has come up big all season, and there's no reason to jump off the train now, even with a high pricetag.

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays for the Week

Kevin Payne offers up his value play selections to consider using on FanDuel this week.

Four-Down Duel: Week 17 Picks

Ben Roethlisberger has a good matchup, and with a division title on the line, he won't be benched.

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays for the Week

Kevin Payne offers up his value play selections to consider using on FanDuel this week.

Working the Wire: Pickups for the Season Finale

Teddy Bridgewater has been a consistent fantasy producer and has an appealing matchup this week at home against the Bears.

Four-Down Duel: Week 16 Picks

Rob Gronkowski's floor against the Jets this week makes paying his high price an easy choice.

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays for the Week

Kevin Payne offers up his value play selections to consider using on FanDuel this week.

Working the Wire: Championship Week Help

It's championship week for most leagues, and owners who need some help have a few options, like Buffalo's C.J. Spiller, on the waiver wire.

Four-Down Duel: Week 15 Picks

Playing a bad Falcons defense is reason enough to pay up for Le'Veon Bell this week despite his top price.

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays of the Week

Kevin Payne offers up his value play selections to consider using on FanDuel this week.

Working the Wire: Garbage Time Pays for Orton

Kyle Orton should be in a catchup mode again this week againt the Packers, giving him a solid floor for fantasy owners.

Four-Down Duel: Week 14 Picks

Russell Wilson is $2K cheaper than the elite quarterbacks and has a great matchup against a leaky Eagles defense.

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays of the Week

Kevin Payne offers up his value play selections to consider using on FanDuel this week.

Working the Wire: Cleveland's Got Johnny Fever

Johnny Manziel looked good off the bench last week and could get the starting nod this week for the Browns.

Four-Down Duel: Week 13 Picks

RotoWire's Kevin Payne is backing Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers' passing attach in what should be a high-scoring affair against New Orleans.

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays of the Week

Kevin Payne offers up his value play selections to consider using on FanDuel this week.

Working the Wire: This Colt Could Bolt

Donte Moncrief has been buried on the depth chart for the most part this season, but he's a good speculative add if his playing time increases.

Four-Down Duel: Week 12 Picks

With a cushy home matchup, RotoWire's Kevin Payne recommends targeting Matt Ryan for FanDuel tournaments this weekend.

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays for the Week

Kevin Payne offers up his value play selections to consider using on FanDuel this week.

Working the Wire: Don't Short Cecil

Cecil Shorts fell off the radar this year with the Jaguars, but things are looking up for his fantasy prospects.

Four-Down Duel: Week 11 FanDuel Plays

Despite the high price tag, RotoWire's Kevin Payne recommends targeting Andrew Luck for your 50/50 and H2H contests on FanDuel this weekend.

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays for the Week

Kevin Payne offers up his value play selections to consider using on FanDuel this week.

Four-Down Duel: Week 10 Picks

With a matchup against the Bucs looming, RotoWire's Kevin Payne recommends targeting Matt Ryan for your H2H and 50/50 lineups on FanDuel.

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays for the Week

RotoWire's Kevin Payne highlights numerous discount options in FanDuel's NBA contests, including reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard.

Working the Wire: Opportunities to Plan Ahead

Like a number of players on this week's wire, Kyle Rudolph offers owners an opportunity to plan ahead as he is close to returning from injury.

Four-Down Duel: Week 9 FanDuel Picks

RotoWire's Kevin Payne recommends targeting new Jets starting quarterback Michael Vick for your FanDuel tournaments.

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays for the Week

The Greek Freak is one of the players RotoWire's Kevin Payne is targeting on FanDuel this week. Who else makes the cut?

Working the Wire: Time to Turn to Vick

Michael Vick might not turn around the Jets, but he could help your fantasy team during bye weeks.

Four-Down Duel: Week 8 Fanduel Picks

With a matchup against Carolina on the horizon, RotoWire's Kevin Payne expects another big performance from Russell Wilsion.

Working the Wire: Next Man Up

Johnny Manziel is getting closer to taking over the starting quarterback job for the Browns.

Four-Down Duel: FanDuel Week 7 Picks

RotoWire's Kevin Payne recommends targeting an undervalued Colin Kaepernick for your quarterback spot in FanDuel contests.

Working the Wire: Palmer Shines in Return

Carson Palmer made a successful return to the field Sunday, leading the Cardinals to a 30-20 comeback victory.

Four-Down Duel: FanDuel Picks for Week 6

RotoWire's Kevin Payne expects a high-scoring game in Atlanta and recommends targeting Matt Ryan for your FanDuel lineup.

Working the Wire: Davis' Day has Come

Skepticism of Austin Davis should be at a minimum after consecutive big weeks in a pass-happy Rams offense.

Four-Down Duel: Week 5 Value Plays

RotoWire's Kevin Payne expects Russell Wilson to take advantage of Washington's shaky pass defense.

Working the Wire: Giant Turnaround

If you're in the third of leagues where Eli Manning is still unowned, you might want to run to the waiver wire this week.

The Daily Duel: Season Review

RotoWire's Kevin Payne takes a look back on the baseball season from a DFS perspective.

Four-Down Duel: Week 4 FanDuel Picks

If you play in 50/50, Heads Up, or Tournament contests on FanDuel, Kevin Payne has his suggested plays for the week.

Working the Wire: Taliaferro Gets Raven Reviews

Bernard Pierce could be back soon, but in the meantime it appears Lorenzo Taliaferro will handle the load for the Ravens.

The Daily Duel: Value Picks

RotoWire's Kevin Payne takes a look at the current FanDuel value picks at each position.

Four-Down Duel: Week 3 FanDuel Picks

RotoWire's Kevin Payne provides an in-depth look at the top FanDuel value plays for Week 3.

Working the Wire: Don't Let Geno Jet Away

As bye weeks approach, now is the time to grab Geno Smith, who has more potential than probably most backups on fantasy rosters.

The Daily Duel: Value Picks

RotoWire's Kevin Payne takes a look at the current FanDuel value picks at each position.

Four-Down Duel: Week 2 Picks

RotoWire's Kevin Payne runs through his Week 2 picks for FanDuel contests and reminds tournament players not to forget about Jamaal Charles.

Working the Wire: Replacing Rice

Perhaps not in the short term, but Lorenzo Taliaferro looks like the back to own long term following the release of Ray Rice.

The Daily Duel: Value Picks

RotoWire's Kevin Payne runs through his weekly value picks on FanDuel, including a pair of Baltimore Orioles - Nelson Cruz and Jonathan Schoop.

Four-Down Duel: Return of the Mac

Rotowire's Kevin Payne is back for another year of exploring weekly picks in FanDuel's fantasy football contests.

Working the Wire: Greene's Still on Top

Shonn Greene held off the competition in training camp and is still the starter in Tennessee, defying the conventional wisdom.

The Daily Duel: Flying High Again?

Chris Davis has fallen off from his impressive 2013 campaign, but he's currently a nice value on FanDuel, Kevin Payne writes.

Working the Wire: Early Look at the Waiver Wire

For leagues that have drafted, it's time to think about the waiver wire, which means finding potential diamonds like Markus Wheaton, who could be primed for a breakout year.

Aggregate Top 200: Composite PPR Rankings

Alfred Morris is one player on whom we agree.

The Daily Duel: Joe Cool

Joe Mauer is available at a cool discount after being shelved by an oblique injury.

The Daily Duel: Buy Now on Baez

Javier Baez's price has nowhere to go but up, so be sure to take advantage now while he's available at a discount.

The Daily Duel: Cool Jerk

After a dismal first half in 2014, Jedd Gyorko is healthy and underpriced on FanDuel. Kevin Payne is ready to take advantage of his discounted price.

The Daily Duel: Rocky Road

Wilin Rosario's home numbers this season have lagged behind his career marks, but Kevin Payne likes his current price on the eve of a weekend series at Coors Field.

The Daily Duel: Bringing Up Buster

Giants catcher Buster Posey scuffled in the final two weeks leading into the All-Star break, making him a nice value on FanDuel, as Kevin Payne writes.

The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Picks

Even after a breakout campaign in 2013, Daniel Murphy offers value at second base on FanDuel at his current price.

The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Picks

Now that he's back with the Cards, Kevin Payne recommends targeting Oscar Taveras for your FanDuel lineups.

The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Picks

Despite a rocky start to the season, Kevin Payne recommends targeting Manny Machado for your FanDuel lineups.

The Daily Duel: R to the Izzo

Don't be fooled by the Cubs' inconsistent offense, Anthony Rizzo is currently a value on FanDuel.

The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Picks

Kevin Payne highlights value picks on FanDuel, including former teammates Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina.

The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Picks

Despite Adrian Gonzalez's recent slump, Kevin Payne believes the Dodgers first baseman is a solid choice on FanDuel this weekend.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: A Guide to Daily Fantasy Football

Kevin Payne unleashes his beginner's guide to playing Daily Fantasy Football.

The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Picks

Howie Kendrick's nine steals have him on pace to post career-best numbers in the category this season, and his aggression on the basepaths has made him more valuable.

The Daily Duel: Value Plays for the Week

Evan Gattis' recent struggles have lowered his price dramatically, but his season numbers are still good, making him an interesting value pick.

The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Picks

A slow start has driven down Jason Heyward's salary on FanDuel, but Kevin Payne believes the 24-year-old outfielder remains a good power-speed combo.

The Daily Duel: Value Plays for the Week

Kevin Payne is back with his FanDuel value plays of the week, including a couple of Giants sluggers that he thinks are undervalued.

The Daily Duel: Undervalued Orioles

Kevin Payne is back with his FanDuel value plays of the week, including a couple of Orioles' sluggers that he thinks are undervalued.

FanDuel NBA: Playoffs Value Plays for the Week

RotoWire's Kevin Payne runs through some of the value plays he'll be looking to use in lineups on FanDuel this week.

The Daily Duel: Astros' Youngsters Worth A Look

Kevin Payne discusses some of his best options for good value plays for FanDuel's daily fantasy games, including a couple of Astros' youngsters

FanDuel NBA: Playoffs Value Plays for the Week

RotoWire's Kevin Payne runs through some of the value plays he'll be looking to use in lineups on FanDuel this week.

The Daily Duel: Mesoraco Hits The Ground Running

Kevin Payne give his good value players to use in FanDuel's salary cap contests, including the Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco

The Daily Duel: Harper To Heat Up

Kevin Payne offers up some veterans that are off to slow starts that are likely to heat up soon, as well as a couple of younger players who seem to be figuring things out at the big league level

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays for the Week

RotoWire's Kevin Payne runs through some of the value plays he'll be looking to use in lineups on FanDuel this week.

The Daily Duel: Bargain Bin Backstop

The discount on Mike Zunino opens up a lot of intriguing possibilities for your roster. Kevin Payne shares his thoughts on the Mariners' young catcher.

FanDuel NBA: When the NBA Gives You Injuries

RotoWire's Kevin Payne runs through some of the value plays he'll be looking to use in lineups on FanDuel this week.

The Daily Duel: Can Slim CC Fatten Your Wallet?

Kevin Payne takes a look at good values to use in FanDuel's salary cap contests, including the slimmed down C.C. Sabathia

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays for the Week

RotoWire's Kevin Payne runs through some of the value plays he'll be looking to use in lineups on FanDuel this week.

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays for the Week

RotoWire's Kevin Payne runs through some of the value plays he'll be looking to use in lineups on FanDuel this week.

Payne's Perspective: Super Bowl Props

Will Knowshon Moreno cry during the National Anthem? That's one of the many prop bets on the board for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Four-Down Duel: Backing Brady

Kevin Payne is feeling patriotic this weekend, as he's backing Tom Brady and a pair of New England receivers this weekend on FanDuel.

Four-Down Duel: Dominating The Divisional Round

Kevin Payne dives into strategy advice and recommended plays for winning on FanDuel during this weekend's divisional matchups.

Four-Down Duel: Backing the Bengals

Kevin Payne is backing multiple Bengals in Wild Card weekend contests on FanDuel.

Four-Down Duel: Shooting the Brees

Kevin Payne explores value picks on FanDuel for Week 17, including Drew Brees and a couple of his receiving options as the Saints look to secure a playoff berth.

Working the Wire: One Last Shot

The Raiders are turning to Terrelle Pryor this week for one last look before heading into next season.

Four-Down Duel: The Green Stuff

Which wide receiver will help you win the green stuff on FanDuel this weekend? Kevin Payne recommends targeting Cincinnati's A.J. Green in tournament play.

Working the Wire: Championship Week

Is it time for Eli Manning to take a seat? If so, is Ryan Nassib the answer in two-quarterback leagues?

Four-Down Duel: Week 15 Targets

Kevin Payne looks at Week 15 targets on FanDuel, including Alfred Morris, Nick Foles and Julian Edleman

Working the Wire: Streaking Streater

Rod Streater is no lock to continue putting up big receiving numbers, but he's worth the gamble.

Four-Down Duel: Test Your Luck

Despite sub-par performances in recent weeks, Kevin Payne recommends rolling the dice on Andrew Luck in tournament play.

Working the Wire: Lost Season, Found Runner

Antone Smith has looked explosive for the Falcons, and it would make sense if coach Mike Smith gave him more opportunities as the Falcons finish a lost season.

Four-Down Duel: V is for Victor(y)

Kevin Payne is backing the Eli Manning- Victor Cruz combo in Head-to-Head play on FanDuel this weekend.

Working the Wire: Time to Think Playoffs

Toby Gerhart could see more action in the coming weeks as the Vikings rest a banged up Adrian Peterson.

Four-Down Duel: Human Target

Vincent Jackson has been racking up targets at an elite rate - a trend Kevin Payne expects to continue in Detroit this weekend

Working the Wire: Breakout Game for Floyd

Michael Floyd flashed his No. 1 receiver upside Sunday, but in many leagues he remains on the waiver wire thanks to his previous shoulder injury.

Four-Down Duel: Walking On Sunshine

Expecting a high-scoring game, Kevin Payne is targeting multiple players from the Eagles/Redskins game this weekend, including Nick

Working the Wire: Who's Got Next in Tampa?

Brian Leonard looks to be next in line in Tampa Bay after Mike James went down with a broken ankle in Monday night's game, but Bobby Rainey might have something to say about that.

Four-Down Duel: Paying for Peyton

Despite the large price tag, Kevin Payne recommends selecting Peyton Manning as your signal caller in H2H and 50/50 FanDuel contests.

Working the Wire: Oh Deer, What a Weekend

The New England offense finally came alive, making now the time to go after Shane Vereen on the waiver wire as the running back should be active soon.

Four-Down Duel: Eagles Ready to Fly

A trip to Oakland might be just what the Eagles offense needs to break out of its funk, making LeSean McCoy a good target on FanDuel.

Working the Wire: Saints Provide Options

Lance Moore and Kenny Stills are giving Drew Brees, and fantasy owners, more options in the passing game.

Four-Down Duel: Ring the Bell

Kevin Payne likes Le'Veon Bell's matchup (Raiders) and affordable price tag ($7000) in FanDuel contests this weekend.

Working the Wire: Injury Means Opportunity

With Doug Martin out, rookie Mike James takes center stage for the Buccaneers, and for fantasy owners needing running-back help.

Four-Down Duel: Going Gonzo

With the Falcons hurting at wide receiver, Tony Gonzalez is expected to see a heavy workload, making him a favorite of Kevin Payne's this week on FanDuel.

Working the Wire: The Unsexy Pick

Brandon Weeden's not a sexy waiver-wire pick, but he has some fantasy potential for owners in the quarterback market.

Four-Down Duel: Greener Pastures?

Kevin Payne thinks this is the week AJ Green breaks out of his funk, making him a great target in 50/50 and Heads-Up contests on FanDuel.

Working the Wire: From Bucs to Vikes to Fantasy Worthy?

Released by the Buccaneers, Josh Freeman is now a Viking. But does that make his fantasy prospects any better?

Four-Down Duel: Rivers Flowing North

Kevin Payne offers up his recommended plays for Week 5 in head-to-head contests and tournament action.

Working the Wire: Buying Low on Schaub

Matt Schaub is under fire in Houston, but he has favorable upcoming schedule, making him a decent waive-wire option.

The Daily Duel: Scoop Up Schoop

Kevin Payne highlights some players to use on FanDuel for the final weekend of the MLB regular season.

Four-Down Duel: Manning Up

Despite a rocky start to the season, Kevin Payne suggests using Eli Manning in your FanDuel lineups for Week 4.

Working the Wire: Worth A Buc or Two

With two starting receivers gimpy in Tamp Bay, Kevin Ogletree could be a sneaky play this week if he draws the starting assignment.

The Daily Duel: Chase Cheap Production

Chase Utley remains on fire, but he'll still come at a discounted price, making him a player to target in FanDuel contests.

Four-Down Duel: Week 3 Bargains

With a matchup against the Redskins shaky defense, Matthew Stafford makes for a great play in Week 3.

Working the Wire: Rivers' Revival

Philip Rivers has reignited his fantasy value and on a team with a porous defense should be in plenty of shootouts this year.

The Daily Duel: Red Hot Sox

Mike Napoli and Will Middlebrooks are on torrid streaks, making them both solid options in daily contests.

Four-Down Duel: Week 2 Discounts

MJD and Terrelle Pryor are among the bargain bin buys for Week 2 on FanDuel

Working the Wire: Send It In, Jerome

His history with Christian Ponder and soft coverage as defenses focus elsewhere make Jerome Simpson a solid waiver-wire target after his Week 1 breakout.

The Daily Duel: Green Light for Hamilton

Billy Hamilton may not have a huge impact in many seasonal leagues, but he's worth a look in FanDuel when in the Reds' lineup.

Four-Down Duel: Bargain Buys for Week 1

Kevin Payne takes a look at the bargain buys on FanDuel for Week 1 NFL contests.

Working the Wire: Hunter Bags Backup Role

A strong preseason and an injury to LaMichael James makes Kendall Hunter the backup to Frank Gore in San Francisco and a good Week 1 pickup.

The Daily Duel: Tulo Catches Fire

Kevin Payne looks at hitters to target in FanDuel, including Troy Tulowitzki, Yader Molina and Mark Trumbo.

Working the Wire: Kevin Payne Looks at the Best of the Undrafted

Zach Sudfeld could become a favorite target of Tom Brady.

The Daily Duel: Belting Beltre

Adrian Beltre and Justin Smoak are among the hottest hitters in the game and should be targeted on FanDuel

Payne's Perspective: Five Bold Predictions

Kevin Payne talks about his most important drafts this season and offers five bold predictions for the 2013 NFL season.

Payne's Perspective: A Look at Kevin Payne's Latest Top 200

Injuries keep piling up. See how they've affected Kevin Payne's Top 200 Cheat Sheet.

The Daily Duel: Werth Every Penny

Kevin Payne highlights Jayson Werth and Victor Martinez as two players currently riding hot streaks that could win you some cash on FanDuel

Payne's Perspective: Late-Round Sleepers

Waiting on a tight end? Rob Housler is worth your attention. Kevin Payne tackles late-round sleepers in this week's article.

The Daily Duel: A Diamond in the Ruf

Darin Ruf is primed to make some noise in daily leagues while filling in for Ryan Howard.

Payne's Perspective: Top 200

Kevin Payne's Take on the Overall Top 200

The Daily Duel: Totally Bogus?

Kevin Payne highlights some solid options to turn to in Daily Fantasy Baseball, including the Cubs' Brian Bogusevic

The Top Fantasy Wideouts: Payne's Perspective

Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall Top the List

The Daily Duel: Stars On The Mend

Aaron Hill, Jose Reyes and Matt Kemp are star players returning from injury who are worth a look in Daily Contests.

The Top Fantasy Quarterbacks: Payne's Perspective

Aaron Rodgers tops Kevin Payne's list of top fantasy quarterbacks in his first set of rankings.

The Daily Duel: Prospecting for Gold

Kevin Payne highlights Mike Zunino, Nick Franklin and other discounted prospects to target in FanDuel contests.

The Daily Duel: Rocking the Road

Surprisingly better numbers on the road than at home have brought down the price on Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario.

The Daily Duel: The Key Cog

After a couple of down years, Chris Coghlan is starting to flash value in daily formats.

Payne's Perspective: Offseason Observations

Kevin Payne Takes an Early-June Look Around the League

The Daily Duel: Risky Rickie

Rickie Weeks and Ian Desmond are two low-priced middle infielders Kevin Payne is targeting in FanDuel contests.

The Daily Duel: Bruce Almighty

Jay Bruce has finally broken out of his early-season slump. Kevin Payne examines Bruce and other solid values to plug into your FanDuel lineups.

The Daily Duel: The Butler Did It

Billy Butler and Mitch Moreland are highlighted as Kevin Payne takes a look at players to target in FanDuel's daily contests.

The Daily Duel: Desert Gold Mine

Kevin Payne takes a look at the southpaw-smashing Paul Goldschmidt and other daily discounts.

The Daily Duel: Raburn On Fire

Ryan Raburn is mashing in Cleveland, making him a solid play in FanDuel's daily games.

The Daily Duel: Kemp On Clearance

Matt Kemp and Buster Posey lead the pack of star players who are currently coming in at discounted prices on FanDuel.

The Daily Duel: Daily League Discounts

Kevin Payne explores this week's values on FanDuel, including Arizona's Miguel Montero and Placido Polanco's unexpected role as the Marlins cleanup hitter.

The Daily Duel: Bargain Bin

Kevin Payne takes a look at some of the Bargain Bin options on FanDuel.com, including young backstops Evan Gattis and Jesus Montero.

The Daily Duel: Early-Season Values

Kevin Payne dives in to early-season values and shares his cardinal rules for selecting a successful lineup on FanDuel.com.

Payne's Perspective: Super Bowl Reactions

The Har-Bowl became the Har-Bust for brother Jim who did not coach a good game on the world's biggest stage.

Payne's Perspective: Super Bowl Props

Beyonce never goes anywhere without Jay-Z, right? Here's where to put your money for Super Bowl Sunday.

Payne's Perspective: How They Got Here

Frank Gore and the rushing game will be key for the 49ers in the Super Bowl against the Ravens.

Four-Down Duel: Beware the High-Priced Running Back

Kevin Payne decides to pass on high-priced running backs like Frank Gore and Ray Rice to build an elite group of receiving threats.

Payne's Perspective: Is there Value in the ATL?

Finally, an exciting playoff weekend. Now it's on to the conference title games where the Falcons might make for a crafty pick.

Four-Down Duel: Target Moreno

Knowshon Moreno and Stevan Ridley are two running backs on the cheap to target this weekend.

Payne's Perspective: Playoff Beast Mode

Marshawn Lynch was in Beast Mode against the Redskins on Sunday in a game that saved a rather boring wild-card weekend.

Four-Down Duel: Ride the Ravens

Ravens Joe Flacco and Dennis Pitta both come at discounted salaries for Wild Card Weekend

Four-Down Duel: Super Chargers?

Philip Rivers and the Chargers defense look to take advantage of the lowly Raiders in Week 17.

Payne's Perspective: Gambling in Week 17

Week 17 can be a crapshoot, but those in the gambling mood might consider rolling the dice on Clyde Gates. Yes, Clyde Gates.

Four-Down Duel: Witten in the Stars

A matchup against the Saints leaky pass defense makes Witten the top tight end to target on FanDuel this week.

Payne's Perspective: Sammy in St. Louis

There is more to Sam Bradford's recommendation this week than a stellar Week 15 performance.

Four-Down Duel: Pearly Gates?

Can Antonio Gates shake off a season-long slump and provide value this weekend? Kevin Payne thinks so.

Payne's Perspective: Waiver Wire Offers Playoff Help

Rod Streater is coming off two solid performances and is clearly peaking at the right time for fantasy owners.

Four-Down Duel: Green Means Go

The Packers Alex Green is on discount for owners looking to cash in on FanDuel in Week 14.

Payne's Perspective: Scheffler's Ready to Roar

Detroit's receiving options in flux, Tony Scheffler figures to see more targets in the Lions offense.

Four-Down Duel: What Can the Browns' RB Do For You?

Browns' workhorse Trent Richardson looks to run all over the Raiders this weekend.

Payne's Perspective: Rodgers Gets His Wings

Jacquizz Rodgers is seeing more work for the Falcons, and in critical times too, making him a waiver-wire target this week.

Four-Down Duel: Thanksgiving Day Values

Niners' Colin Kaepernick offers great value with against the Saints this weekend.

Payne's Perspective: Replacing Gronk

With Rob Gronkowski out, Visanthe Shiancoe becomes a viable option - and big red-zone target - for the Patriots, and fantasy owners.

Four-Down Duel: Spiller Unbound

Despite a hefty price tag, Buffalo's C.J. Spiller is a great play this week with Fred Jackson on the shelf

Payne's Perspective: Time for Backups to Rise Up

Quarterback injuries were the story of Week 10, Who do you turn to in Week 11 if your QB is down and out?

Four-Down Duel: Titan Killer?

A matchup against the Titans' hapless pass defense makes Ryan Tannehill a strong play in Fanduel contests for Week 10.

Payne's Perspective: Oakland Backfield in Flux

Mike Goodson could be all smiles this week if his ankle injury turns out less severe than teammate Darren McFadden's.

Payne's Perspective: He's No Fluke

Santana Moss is proving to be RGIII's favorite, and most trusted, receiver in Washington.

Four-Down Duel: Rocky Mountain High

Kevin Payne takes a look at the Week 8 value plays on FanDuel, including the Denver tandem of Peyton Manning and Eric Decker.

Payne's Perspective: Don't Bury this Bear

Jay Cutler likely was dropped in some leagues earlier this season, but he has too much value to be on the waiver wire.

Four-Down Duel: Greener Pastures Ahead

Felix Jones and Alex Green are two running backs to target in FanDuel Weekly Leagues.

Payne's Perspective: Freeman to the Rescue?

Week 7 is a bye-week killer, but Josh Freeman could provide fantasy salvation.

Four-Down Duel: Weeden Out the Discounts

Brandon Weeden and Brady Quinn offer surprising value this week. Plus, Rotowire/FanDuel $500 contest offer.

Payne's Perspective: RB Options not in the Cards

Ryan Williams' season-ending shoulder injury has opened a hole in the Arizona backfield that seemingly no one wants to fill.

Four-Down Duel: A New Quarterback to Ponder

Kevin Payne takes a look at the value plays on FanDuel heading into Week 5 action. Plus, Rotowire/FanDuel $500 contest offer.

Payne's Perspective: Players to Target Week 5

Andre Roberts has flown under the radar, but he's thriving playing opposite Larry Fitzgerald.

Four-Down Duel: Scouring the Desert

Ryan Williams and the Cardinals surprising defense among hidden gems in the desert. Plus, Rotowire/FanDuel Freeroll offer.

Payne's Perspective: Lions Savor View From Hill

Shaun Hill's exploits in relief of Matthew Stafford earned him the highest passer rating of the week and a potential waiver claim should Stafford miss time.

Four-Down Duel: Ramses the Great?

Kenny Britt, Rames Barden and Jon Baldwin lead pack of discounted wideouts. Plus, Rotowire/FanDuel Freeroll offer.

Payne's Perspective: Bradford Measures Up

In his third year, Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is turning himself into a viable weekly fantasy starter.

Four-Down Duel: Cutler over Rodgers?

Kevin Payne takes a look at discounted players on FanDuel heading into Week 2. Plus, Rotowire/FanDuel Freeroll offer.

Four-Down Duel: Double Down On Decker

Decker, Locker, Wilson and Ridley on discount for Week 1 matchups. Plus, Rotowire/FanDuel Freeroll offer

The Daily Duel: The Price is Wright

David Wright amongst many first-half studs who are currently on clearance rack. Plus, Rotowire/FanDuel Freeroll offer

The Daily Duel: Hangin' With Mr. Cooper

Payne's Perspective: Payne's Peculiar Predictions

Bold Predictions From The Keyboard of Kevin Payne

The Daily Duel: Stanton Stands Up to Lefties

Payne's Perspective: Kevin Payne Shares His Draft Results/Strategies

Going With the Flow in Drafts

The Daily Duel: This Land is Moreland

Payne's Perspective: Where to draft the likes of Manning, Moss and Johnson?

Andre Johnson's Latest Injury Concerns Kevin Payne

The Daily Duel: What Can Brown Do For You?

Payne's Perspective: Lynch, Britt and Bryant Make Headlines

Kevin Payne Looks at the NFL's Tough Week

The Daily Duel: Starlin Slumping

Payne's Perspective: The Rookie Running Backs

Robert Turbin is a dark horse rookie running back.

The Daily Duel: Uggla June and July = Discount Dan

Payne's Perspective: Top Rookie Wideouts

The Daily Duel: Thome Returns to American League

Payne's Perspective: Potential 2012 Fantasy Busts

Beanie Wells is on Kevin Payne's list of players to devalue.

The Daily Duel: Utley Returns

Payne's Perspectives: 2012 Sleepers

Sidney Rice and Robert Meachem headline wide receiver sleepers according to Kevin Payne.

The Daily Duel: Target Hot Hitters

The Daily Duel: Value Found in Players Returning From Injury

Payne's Perspective: AFC's Divison Winning Lines

Seeing value in the Chiefs.

The Daily Duel: Desmond Jennings On Discount

The Daily Duel: Grab Carlos Quentin

Payne's Perspective: Kevin Payne Takes a Look at the AFC's Over/Unders

The Daily Duel: Target Recent Call-Ups in Daily Leagues

Payne's Perspective: Kevin Payne Rates The Top Wideouts

The Daily Duel: Fresh Faces for Daily Leagues

Payne's Perspective: Kevin Payne Takes a Look Around the League

The Daily Duel: Hamilton's Monster Night

The Daily Duel: Discounted Targets

Payne's Perspective: Kevin Payne's Take on The 2012 NFL Draft

The Daily Duel: Hold Daily Fantasy Baseball for Ransom

Payne's Perspective: Kevin Payne Rates the Top Quarterbacks

Category Strategy: Next Season's Radar

Could Avery Bradley break up the Big Three in Boston? Find out what other undervalued players should be on your radar for next season's drafts.

The Daily Duel: Daily Strategy - Pitching

Payne's Perspective: Kevin Payne Rates the Top Tight Ends

The Daily Duel: Daily Discounts

Category Strategy: When Stars Go AWOL

With Dwight Howard, and other top fantasy players, in and out of the lineup during the most critical time of the season, who can you turn to in the fantasy playoffs? Find out here.

NFL Offseason Watch: Payne's Perspective

Discussing Eli's Top Weapons on Offense

The Daily Duel: Opening Pitch for Daily Fantasy

Category Strategy: New Faces for Wizards

NFL Offseason Watch: Payne's Perspective

Raiders and 49ers Add RB Depth

The Daily Duel: Strategy For Daily Games

Category Strategy: Moving Up the Charts

How soon should you draft Kyrie Irving next season? Where does he rank among point guards?

Payne's Perspective: Jets and Tebow Back in the Headlines

Payne's Perspective

The Daily Duel: Daily Fantasy Sports 101

Payne Tackles Daily Fantasy Sports

Category Strategy: Good News, Bad News

Derrick Favors finds himself in a good news/bad news situation in Utah.

Payne's Perspective: Bills Make Splash In Free Agency

Category Strategy: The Brandon Bandwagon

Is Brandon Jennings' round-about path finally leading to prominence? Is it time to jump on the Brandon Bandwagon?

Payne's Perspective: Manning On The Move

Peyton Manning has met with several teams in the last few days. Get caught up on his situation and the rest of the action around the league.

Category Strategy: This Bobcat is Ready to Pounce

If Boris Diaw leaves town, Bismack Biyombo should get plenty of minutes the rest of the season. Check out which other players should be on your fantasy radar.

Category Strategy: Carmelo's Missed Opportunity

Knicks fans could not have been too happy seeing Carmelo Anthony in the All-Star Game considering his injury woes this season.

Category Strategy: Parker's Paying Off

Tony Parker is enjoying a stellar February for the Spurs.

Category Strategy: 3-Pointer Help on the Way

Sharpshooter J.R. Smith should make his way stateside soon enough as his soon-to-be former Chinese team is out of the playoff picture.

Category Strategy: Injuries Create Opportunities

Bismack Biyombo is the youngest player in the NBA, but he should get plenty of playing time thanks to the injury situation in Charlotte.

2012 Rays Preview: Rays 2012: Encore to an Improbable Run

The Rays' run to the playoffs last year has their fans excited about their 2012 outlook.

Transaction Analysis: Grading the Offseason Moves

Category Strategy: All's Rosey in Chicago

Does Derrick Rose make the Bulls the best team in the Eastern Conference?

Category Strategy: On the Radar Now

Andre Iguodala has the 76ers in an unfamiliar spot - first place in the Atlantic Division.

Category Strategy: Redick's Magic Act

J.J. Redick has played well in place of the injured Jason Richardson and could keep the starting job.

Category Strategy: Bynum's Breakout Season

The season is young, but Andrew Bynum is off to a great start for the Lakers.

Category Strategy: Hawes Off to Fast Start

Category Strategy: George Needs to be Owned

MLB Barometer: Reviewing Payne's Picks, Pans

Justin Masterson's strong finish last year carried over to 2011.

MLB Barometer: Be Wary of September Sits

Ryan Howard is among the veterans that could sit out multiple games over the last 10 days to get healthy for the playoffs.

MLB Barometer: Weeks' Week

Rickie Weeks is back in the starting lineup for the Brewers.

MLB Barometer: Beard Not Feared

Brian Wilson might not return this season.

MLB Barometer: Nobody (Messes) With the Jesus

Jesus Guzman is tearing it up for the Padres at first base.

MLB Barometer: Shut Down Warning

Young pitchers like Michael Pineda could get shut down early as their innings totals rise.

MLB Barometer: Hip To Have Kipnis

Jason Kipnis has thrived upon getting the full-time second base job for the Tribe.

MLB Barometer: Reach the Bourgeois

Michael Bourn ran off to Atlanta, leaving behind in Houston one of the best free agent options for the rest of the season.

MLB Barometer: Bargain Bin Maybin

Cameron Maybin is really finding his way with the Padres, at least on the road.

MLB Barometer: E5 On the Rise

Edwin Encarnacion has come alive in the last few weeks.

MLB Barometer: Albatross!

Vernon Wells' contract remains terrible, but at least he's raised his game in the last month since returning from the DL.

MLB Barometer: Backed Into a Corner

The news on Roy Oswalt's back doesn't sound encouraging.

MLB Barometer: A "Fast" Riser

MLB Barometer: Slip-Sliding Away

Did Brett Anderson's reliance on the slider create his current elbow problems?

MLB Barometer: Selling Off Soriano

RotoWire's Kevin Payne intends to sell Soriano from his teams once he returns from the DL.

MLB Barometer: Blocking the Plate

Kevin Payne weighs in on the concept of blocking the plate in the wake of Buster Posey's injuries.

MLB Barometer: Stanton's Scary Power

Mike Stanton is on a power heater for the Marlins.

MLB Barometer: Yo Adrian!

If you're drafting today, where would Adrian Gonzalez go?

MLB Barometer: Thumbs Up

Carlos Pena is finally starting to hit for power after a thumb injury derailed him in April.

MLB Barometer: Too Late to Buy Low

Carlos Santana has homered in each of the last three games.

MLB Barometer: Tattooing the Ball

Ryan Roberts has gotten extra playing time at third base for the Diamondbacks and has thrived.

MLB Barometer: Changes In Minnesota

The Twins are off to a bad start - Joe Mauer is on the DL, and Joe Nathan just lost his closing job to Matt Capps after blowing the save Saturday against the Rays.

MLB Barometer: Job in Jeopardy?

Ryan Franklin suffered his third blown save Saturday night. Is his job in jeopardy?

Category Strategy: Looking Ahead to Next Season

MLB Barometer: Tough Day At the Jake

Did this Fausto Carmona pitch get tagged as badly as his Opening Day offerings against the White Sox?

Category Strategy: The All-UTR Bust Team

Another knee surgery ruined Greg Oden's season and put his future in doubt.

Category Strategy: Prediction Hits and Misses

Blake Griffin is on his way to winning Rookie of the Year, but how high should he be ranked heading into next season?

MLB Barometer: Question Marks on Closers

Can Joe Nathan bounce all the way back from his elbow surgery?

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MLB Barometer: Silva Sliding in Spring

Carlos Silva appears to be losing a job battle for the Cubs' fifth starter slot.

Category Strategy: Time to Look Ahead

MLB Barometer: Healthy Kinsler

Ian Kinsler looks fully healed this spring and is tearing it up so far.

Category Strategy: Rating the Rookies

Blake Griffin might be the NBA's best rookie, but is he the fantasy Rookie of the Year?

MLB Barometer: Early Movers

Joel Hanrahan was named the Pirates' closer at the start of spring training.

Category Strategy: Deadline Decisions

Is the Carmelo Anthony trade really such a good deal for New York?

Category Strategy: Redd Gets the Green Light

Michael Redd is set to return to the Bucks. When healthy, he's provided solid percentages for a shooting guard and can light it up from beyond the arc.

MLB Barometer: A First Look At Changing Values

Do the advanced metrics accurately suggest that Justin Masterson is about to take off?

MLB Team Previews: 2011 Rays Preview

Evan Longoria remains, but a number of other key Rays have left.

Category Strategy: Three-Point Darkhorse

Shooting against bigger names in the three-point contest, Daniel Gibson is flying under the radar.

Category Strategy: Three Pressing Questions

Top Busts for 2011: Overvalued Players to Avoid

Category Strategy: A D-League Callup to Watch

Category Strategy: What's Rose Worth?

Derrick Rose has increased his fantasy value with improved his

Category Strategy: Celtics' Struggles

The Celtics are on a slide with Kevin Garnett sidelined, which is not surprising.

Category Strategy: Taking Advantage of Injuries

Category Strategy: Time to Gamble on Lewis

Rashard Lewis is in a much better fantasy situation in Washington than he was in Orlando, and now's the time to make a move for him.

Category Strategy: Dooling for Dimes

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Category Strategy: A Preseason Peek and Predictions

Strategy & Advice: Tips for Beginners and Veterans

MLB Barometer: Tulowitzki On Fire

MLB Barometer: An Eye on the Future

MLB Barometer: The Clay is Red Hot in Boston

MLB Barometer: Lincecum Takes a Dive

MLB Barometer: Panda Watch!

Has Pablo Sandoval's poor showing this season been the result of a changing skill set, or just plain bad luck?

MLB Barometer: Vote For Pedro!‏

MLB Barometer: Perez Inherits Closer's Role in Cleveland

Mound Musings: Observations at the Break

MLB Barometer: Upgrading the Matts

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