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Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Super Bowl
NFL   

Backing the Patriots

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Phoenix Open
GOLF   

Phil Mickelson played well last week and enters Phoenix with a shot at winning another title.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 71: SP Rankings
MLB   

In this week's episode, Bernie & DVR remember Mr. Cub, and share their starting pitcher rankings!

From the Press Box: Romancing The Strome
NHL   

Ryan Strome has a big opportunity with Kyle Okposo out, writes RotoWire's Paul Bruno in this week's From The Press Box.

FanDuel NBA: Weekly Value Plays
NBA   

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.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 23
SOCCER   

Andrew and Mike are joined by RotoWire contributor Chris Mosinski to discuss Gameweek 23 of the Barclays Premier League.

FantasyDraft Basketball: Wednesday Value Picks
NBA   

Despite Al Jefferson's return to the starting lineup, RotoWire's Josh Collacchi still views Cody Zeller as a solid value pick for FantasyDraft's Wednesday slate of contests.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday
NBA   

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 DraftKings.

Wednesday Daily Puck: Raising Kane
NHL   

A few players are back, while a legendary goalie is gone.

Match Preview: Sunderland v. Burnley
SOCCER   

Sunderland are tied for the league-lead in most goals allowed at home this season.

Beat the Cap: Leaks and Game Schedules
NHL   

Brayden Schenn's price is down, but his set-up remains great.

Endgame Odyssey: Closer Roles In Flux
MLB   

Yet again, the Mets have uncertainty with their closer role heading into spring training. Brad Johnson breaks down the unsettled ninth-inning situations around the league.

Bargain Basement Bats: The 2014 Disappointments
MLB   

Vlad Sedler looks for value -- and players to stay away from -- coming off of disappointing 2014 campaigns. Is Jedd Gyorko primed for a rebound?

Injury Risk: Players to Avoid
MLB   

In his annual column, Jeff Stotts plants the red flags around the players to avoid on draft day in 2015.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 23
SOCCER   

A home match against lowly Aston Villa puts Alexis Sanchez at the top of Gameweek 23's forwards list.

FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
NHL   

The well-traveled Mark Arcobello, now with the Penguins, looks like he could have some sneaky value this week with Sidney Crosby (lower body) and Evgeni Malkin (lower body) nursing injuries.

Phoenix Open Preview: Bubba Shines in the Desert
GOLF   

Bubba Watson rarely lacks for motivation at the Phoenix Open where he has a strong track record in recent years.

Freshman Haze: Carrington Steps Up for the Pirates
COLLEGE BASKETBALL   

The future is bright at Seton Hall as Khadeen Carrington has shouldered the scoring load with Isaiah Whitehead out.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Tuesday
NBA   

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

Neutral Zone Wrap: All (in the) Stars
NHL   

Sean Monahan has registered eight points in his last 10 games as the Flames attempt to hold onto the final playoff spot in the West.

Tuesday Daily Puck: Second-Half Puck Drop
NHL   

The NHL gets back to action after another underwhelming All-Star Game.

NBA Injury Analysis: Bryant, Jennings, Aldridge, and More
NBA   

Kobe Bryant, Brandon Jennings, Mirza Teletovic, and Tony Wroten were all lost for the season over the last week, but LaMarcus Aldridge was reborn like the mythical phoenix.

Weekly Recap: Haas is Low Enough
GOLF   

Bill Haas won his second Humana title by shooting 22-under, a score that isn't even that low for PGA West.

Match Preview: Hull City v. Newcastle
SOCCER   

With Papiss Cisse still at the Africa Cup of Nations, who could step up to fill his boots against Hull City?

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Monday
NBA   

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

Match Preview: Stoke City v. QPR
SOCCER   

QPR have allowed the most goals on the road than any other team in the Premier League this season.

NHL Schedule Analysis: Some Hope For the Yotes
NHL   

It's been a rough season for Mike Smith and the Coyotes, but they've shown signs of life recently and have four games this week.

Category Strategy: Categorical Pick-Ups for Week 14
NBA   

Need help in a specific category? James Anderson has you covered with several recommendations to grab off the waiver wire.

NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 14
NBA   

The Hornets and Spurs play just two games this week, ruling out most of their players for consideration when setting weekly lineups in standard leagues. 12 teams have four games, and 16 teams have three games.

Setting the Table: Chelsea's Title to Lose
SOCCER   

RotoWire soccer writers predict how the Premier League table will finish by the end of the season.

NBA Waiver Wire: Pick-Ups and FAAB for Week 14
NBA   

The Brandon Jennings injury could be opening a door for D.J. Augustin in Detroit, and there's a new starter at point guard in Salt Lake City.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Sunday
NBA   

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 DraftKings

The Waiver Wire: Second Half Predictions
NHL   

With just over half the season in the books, Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson make some predictions on performances to come.

Frozen Fantasy: Trade Targets
NHL   

The Avs' Nathan MacKinnon has failed to meet expectations thus far in his sophomore season, but that's precisely why the enterprising fantasy owner should look to acquire him in the second half.

Hoops Lab: Klay Goes Kaboom!
NBA   

Klay Thompson set an NBA record for most points scored in a single quarter Friday when he dropped 37 points on the Sacramento Kings in the third quarter.

King for a Day: Super Bowl Edition
NFL   

Pay big for Gronk or go with a cheaper option? That's the big decision in daily leagues featuring the Super Bowl.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Saturday
NBA   

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

Overseas Scouting Report: The Next Wave
MLB   

Patrick Newman and Peter Schoenke examine the players poised to make the move from Asia or Cuba to MLB. Is there another player like Yasiel Puig in this year's crop of talent?

15-Team Magazine Mock: ADP Stock Watch
MLB   

Clay Link compares the results of our 15-Team Magazine Mock to the early NFBC Average Draft Position (ADP) data.

Rounding Third: Revisiting Early Starting Pitchers
MLB   

Jeff Erickson looks back at 2014 to review the benefits and drawbacks of targeting starting pitchers early in drafts.

The Prospect Post: Freshmen On The Rise
NBA   

Prior to the start of the season, D'Angelo Russell and Kevon Looney were considered likely first rounders, and potential lottery picks if they really produced. But neither was mentioned in the same breath as Jahlil Okafor, Karl Towns and Stanley Johnson.

DraftKings College Basketball: Weekend Value Picks
COLLEGE BASKETBALL   

RotoWire's Alex Spalding debuts his new weekly feature covering strategy and picks for DraftKings College Fantasy Basketball contests.

Charlie's NBAngle: Injured All-Stars
NBA   

How will Portland replace LaMarcus Aldridge for the next two months, and is Kobe gone for the season?

DraftKings NBA: Value Plays for the Weekend
NBA   

RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian runs through his favorite picks on DraftKings for the upcoming weekend of fantasy basketball.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Friday
NBA   

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 DraftKings

FantasyDraft Basketball: Friday Value Picks
NBA   

With the Spurs' Big Three possibly resting Friday, RotoWire's Josh Collacchi expects big things from Kawhi Leonard on FantasyDraft.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Transfer Window Shenanigans
SOCCER   

Mike and Andrew use the FA Cup break to talk some transfer rumor shenanigans with Nick Pitner, as well as making their picks on who will finish in the top-4 by season's end.

College Hoops Barometer: Isaiah Ready to Return
COLLEGE BASKETBALL   

Isaiah Whitehead is expected to return soon from an injury, which means bad things for opponents as he's a top-notch talent when healthy.

Thursday Daily Puck: Righting The Ship
NHL   

The All-Star Break is upon us and it's time to right you very off-course ship with a hard look through the waiver wire.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday
NBA   

With four games on the slate, finding the right mix may be hard Thursday, but Jackson Sanders has a few suggested plays.

From the Press Box: The Sidekicks Theory
NHL   

Paul Bruno has used the 'Sidekicks Theory' with great success in his various hockey pools. One product from that theory was guessing that Tyler Seguin would flourish upon joining the Stars.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 70: The Nats Go Mad For Max
MLB   

In this week's episode, DVR & Bernie discuss the Nationals' signing of Max Scherzer, the Astros' recent flurry of transactions, the potential impact of Dexter Fowler in Chicago, and much more!

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays for the Week
NBA   

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

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Humana Challenge
GOLF   

The big headliner this week is Phil Mickelson, who is making his season debut at the Humana Challenge.

Beat the Cap: An Offensive Start
NHL   

Patrice Bergeron's excellence in the faceoff circle occasionally hurts his fantasy value because he doesn't start in the offensive zone as often as others such as Jonathan Tavares.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 22
SOCCER   

Wayne Rooney's move to the midfield appears to be a failed experiment.

Blue Line Buzz: Positive Vibes for Pietrangelo
NHL   

Alex Pietrangelo was one of Jason Chen's Performers of the Week in his column this week.

FantasyDraft Basketball: Wednesday Value Picks
NBA   

RotoWire's Josh Collacchi runs through his value picks for Wednesday's fantasy basketball contests on FantasyDraft.

The Man Advantage: Future PP Stars
NHL   

Jori Lehtera could eclipse 60 points in his first NHL season with the Blues, and could start seeing more time on the power play.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday
NBA   

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.

Wednesday Daily Puck: Great Goose
NHL   

The All-Star break is upon us with one more day of action left on Wednesday.

Humana Challenge Preview : Reed Looks to Back it Up
GOLF   

Patrick Reed is the defending champ, which is usually a negative, but he's capable of flipping the switch at anytime.

FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
NHL   

RotoWire's Michael Clifford dives into Tuesday's eight-game slate, assessing which players make for quality roster filler in FanDuel competitions.

Tuesday Daily Puck: Ride The Goalie Carousel
NHL   

Recent trades, injuries and promotions have dramatically altered the goalie situations in several northerly NHL towns.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Tuesday
NBA   

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

NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers
NHL   

Torey Krug is among this week's risers for Jan Levine in his Barometer. See who else makes the list.

Freshman Haze: WV's Carter Shows Potential
COLLEGE BASKETBALL   

Jevon Carter is not puting up huge numbers, but he's proven he can score in bunches for West Virginia this season.

Sony Open Recap: Walker Delivers Hawaiian Punch
GOLF   

Jimmy Walker is making believers out of the doubters with his fourth title in the last 15 months after a record-setting Sony Open.

Collette Calls: The Chosen 10
MLB   

Fresh off of last week's Hall of Fame announcement, Jason Collette puts the top of the draft board under a microscope. Did Miguel Cabrera make the cut?

NBA Injury Analysis: All the Kings' Men
NBA   

Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday, Dwyane Wade, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and much much more!

Picks and Pans: Home Sweet Home
MLB   

Joe Sheehan shares his annual list of players to target and avoid in drafts for 2015. With the move from Los Angeles to Boston, Hanley Ramirez may be primed for a big year.

The Wheelhouse: 25 Things You Should Know Before Draft Day
MLB   

Derek VanRiper shares some of the tools that he uses to prepare during the offseason, along with some early discoveries about the player pool heading into 2015.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Monday
NBA   

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.

Monday Daily Puck: Harvesting Saad
NHL   

Chicago Blackhawks' winger fulfilling potential

NHL Schedule Analysis: All-Star Break Week
NHL   

Brian Rutherford breaks down the short schedule this week and advises patience on Brock Nelson.

NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 13
NBA   

It's a full slate this week. 24 teams have four games, and the remaining six teams have three games.

NBA Waiver Wire: Pick-Ups and FAAB for Week 13
NBA   

While no great new players jumped out of the waiver wire this week, some players who have dropped on and off the wire have reclaimed value.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Sunday
NBA   

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

Category Strategy: Categorical Pick-Ups for Week 13
NBA   

Need help in a specific category? James Anderson has you covered with several recommendations to grab off the waiver wire.

Sunday Daily Puck: Down Goes Rinne
NHL   

Pekka Rinne came back from a difficult hip injury last year to post Vezina worthy numbers before getting hurt last week. Will his absence sink his fantasy owners and the Predators?

Frozen Fantasy: Fantasy Desert
NHL   

Arizona's trade of Devan Dubnyk earlier this week could open the floodgates for a fire sale. Could defenseman Keith Yandle be the next Coyote on the move?

The Waiver Wire: The Twin Cities' Technician of the Tangled Twine
NHL   

Devan Dubnyk has a new home and a solid opportunity to show the rest of the league that he has the chops to be a starter in the NHL.

NASCAR Draft Kit: Xfinity Series Driver Rankings
NASCAR   

The series has a new name, but Kyle Busch is back at the helm for Joe Gibbs racing to again dominate the companion events to the Sprint Cup Series.

NASCAR Draft Kit: Final 2014 Loop Stats
NASCAR   

Not surprisingly, Kevin Harvick dominated the laps-led category last season on his way to the Sprint Cup title.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Saturday
NBA   

With eight games on the schedule Saturday, there are plenty of options for all salary tiers when constructing lineups.

Saturday Daily Puck: Advanced Fantasy Stats
NHL   

Taking a look at which players are excelling in advanced fantasy categories, plus Seth Jones delivering offense for NHL-Leading Predators.

The Prospect Post: Sleeping Giants
NBA   

While the NBA is largely regarded as a point-guard driven league, there are several big men stepping into the limelight. Are the tides changing?

FPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 22
SOCCER   

Wayne Rooney has three goals and two assists in his last five matches against Queens Park Rangers, his Gameweek 22 opponent.

Weekly Rankings: Conference Championships Value Meter
NFL   

Rob Gronkowski leads the way at the Flex Spot this week.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Conference Championship Picks
NFL   

Aaron Rodgers faces the Legion of Boom in the NFC championship, but does that make him a good daily play?

DraftKings NBA: Value Plays for the Weekend
NBA   

RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian runs through his favorite picks on DraftKings for the upcoming weekend of fantasy basketball.

King for a Day: Conference Championship Values
NFL   

RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian runs through his picks for DraftKings slate of conference championship contests.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Friday
NBA   

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 DraftKings.

FPL Bargain Bin: Gameweek 22 Value Picks
SOCCER   

A home match against Hull City is the perfect matchup to grab Andy Carroll, who continues to be fairly cheap in many DFS games.

Game Capsules: Breaking Down the Conference Championships
NFL   

Tom Brady and the Patriots look to get back to the Super Bowl, and the only thing standing in the way is Andrew Luck and the Colts in the AFC championship game.

Rounding Third: The RotoWire 200
MLB   

Jeff Erickson's initial set of top 200 overall rankings for 2015 predictably has Mike Trout on top, but who follows after Trout?

Neutral Zone Wrap: Six Panther
NHL   

Aleksander Barkov is back to help out a Florida team that is already enjoying one of its best seasons in recent memory.

Blue Line Buzz: Power Play Shakeup in Montreal
NHL   

P.K. Subban remains on the Habs top power play unit, but they have shaken up the other blueliners involved. Plus, Jason Chen writes about the return of a key defenseman in Columbus.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 22
SOCCER   

Mike and Andrew preview Gameweek 22 of the Barclays Premier League, including what to do in light of the Wilfried Bony transfer to Manchester City.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday
NBA   

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