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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

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, 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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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?

Category Strategy: The All-UTR Team

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

Category Strategy: Artest's Not Confused About Steals

Category Strategy: UK's Meeks Cracks Philly's Lineup

Category Strategy: Kings of Instability

Category Strategy: McGee's Perfect Genetics

Category Strategy: Frye Steps In for Lopez

Category Strategy: Dragic is the Future in Phoenix

Category Strategy: Time to Bail on Big Three?

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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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Category Strategy: Under the Radar-Week 10

Category Strategy: Under the Radar-Week 9

Category Strategy: Under the Radar-Week 8

Category Strategy: Under the Radar-Week 7

Category Strategy: Under the Radar-Week 6

Category Strategy: Under the Radar-Week 5

Category Strategy: Under the Radar-Week 4

Category Strategy: Under the Radar-Week 3

Category Strategy: Under the Radar-Week 2

Category Strategy: Under the Radar-Week 1