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Sunday Lineup Card: Finding Affordable Relief
MLB   

Davis offers creative alternative to chasing saves.

Pitching Value Meter: Fightin' Phillie
MLB   

Cole Hamels has been in a groove since mid-May, and he'll look to continue it in two starts this week.

Saturday Lineup Card: Russellin' Some Feathers
MLB   

Chris Benzine discusses his recommended pickup, the day's transactions, and takes a look at some value picks for Saturday.

FPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 3
SOCCER   

With Olivier Giroud sidelined until 2015, Arsenal will need Alexis Sanchez to step up on the attack.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Players to Avoid in Week 1
NFL   

RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta runs through his list of players to avoid on DraftKings in Week 1, including Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Dominate Your Duel: Pounding The Zone
MLB   

RotoWire's Christopher Olson takes a look at the benefits of throwing first-pitch strikes.

College Capper: Picking Games Week 1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

The public is jumping off the Buckeye bandwagon since Braxton Miller went down, but which way will the Capper go?

The Daily Duel: Flying High Again?
MLB   

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

Fantasy Elite Football: Undervalued Irish
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

Everett Golson's return makes his Irish teammates good values in daily games this weekend.

Composite PPR Rankings: Aggregate Top 200
NFL   

Dez Bryant checks in at No. 5 overall.

Friday Lineup Card: Drew For You!
MLB   

As the season nears an end, Drew Smyly may offer you some much needed starting pitching help...

FPL Bargain Bin: Gameweek 3 Value Picks
SOCCER   

Lukasz Fabianski is on a roll after beating Manchester United in Gameweek 1 and shutting out Burnley in Gameweek 2

Minor League Barometer: Prospect Year in Review
MLB   

The year did not go according to play for prospect Taijuan Walker, who has dealt with injuries, command issues and criticism from the Mariners.

The Saber's Edge: Second Half Skill Changes
MLB   

Jason Hammel has struggled since being traded to Oakland. Jeff Zimmerman looks at Hammel's fall, and other second-half skill changes in this week's installment of The Saber's Edge.

Mound Musings: State of the Staff Overviews
MLB   

The Nationals have solidified their position atop the division thanks to pitching, and Stephen Strasburg hasn't even hit his stride yet.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Deutsche Bank Championship
GOLF   

Brandt Snedeker has plenty of motivation this week with a Ryder Cup pick on the line, as well as qualifying for next week's playoff event.

 DraftKings Fantasy Football: Get Gurley While You Can
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

Todd Gurley's price in daily leagues is sure to get more expensive, but for Week 1 the Georgia running back is a steal.

DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks
MLB   

RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian takes a look at the top hitter and pitcher value plays on DraftKings this weekend.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Thursday Preseason Rankings
NFL   

James Smizek tackles the tough task of ranking a slew of backups who will hold significant value during Thursday's preseason slate.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 3
SOCCER   

Mike and Andrew discuss how quickly they think Mario Balotelli and Angel di Maria live up to their Fantasy Premier League price tags.

Behind the Numbers: Second-Half Duds
MLB   

Nelson Cruz has seen a dramatic drop in second-half production, but could he be poised for a rebound in September?

Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Atlantic Division
NHL   

The Atlantic Division features this year's No. 1 overall pick, the player that had the best statistical year, and Jon Litterine's top overall NHL prospect. See which is which in Jon Litterine's article.

NFL Barometer: Martin Wins Bucs-Pats Trade
NFL   

The Bucs-Pats trade might end up paying off the most for Doug Martin, whose fantasy outlook brightened considerably.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 3
SOCCER   

Sergio Aguero has scored off the bench in both of Man City's matches this season. With Edin Dzeko banged up, will he have even more success in the starting XI?

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 55: AFL Rosters Revealed
MLB   

DVR & Bernie get ready for the waiver trade deadline, discuss the prospects that they are most excited to see in the Arizona Fall League, and more!

NBA Draft Strategy: How to Punt in Fantasy Basketball
NBA   

Punting can work in most leagues, but you need to know how to punt based on your league's style and setup. RotoWire's Josh Lloyd breaks down how to do that for your league.

Deutsche Bank Classic Preview: FedEx Playoffs Round 2
GOLF   

Jason Day is trying to salvage what has been a lost season because of injuries, and he this might be his best chance yet.

Oral-B USA 500 Preview: Countdown to the Chase
NASCAR   

Jeff Gordon is coming off a poor Bristol outing, but he is one of the top contenders to win at Atlanta as the Chase looms.

MLB Daily Games Strategy: The Lack of Pitching Trends
MLB   

Renee Miller searched the end of the 2013 season looking for pitching trends that might carry over to the final weeks of the 2014 season, but unfortunately found few that applied.

Collette Calls: Drew Smyly's Evolution
MLB   

Drew Smyly remains a work in progress for Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey, but that evolution may go slowly, particularly as the team tries to fix Smyly's changeup, writes Jason Collette.

Wednesday Lineup Card: Hip Hip, Jorge!
MLB   

Jorge Soler is the latest of the Cubs' hot-hitting prospects to reach the majors.

Diamond Cuts: Captain of Bad Puns
MLB   

Every pun using David Wright's last name has been already used, but Jeff Stotts is concerned about a bigger issue - Wright's shoulder. He wonders if there's something serious underneath the shoulder and neck issues that have bothered Wright lately.

MLB Barometer: The Fiers and the Furious
MLB   

Vlad Sedler overcomes his skepticism about Mike Fiers and relates how poorly most of the hyped rookies this year have played.

Waiver Wire Watch: Players to Pick Up Week 1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

Keith Ford has to share carries in the Oklahoma backfield, but even if he doesn't become the clear-cut starter, he should still be useful to fantasy owners.

Injury Analysis: Don't Call it a Comeback
NFL   

Sam Bradford's Bounce-back Season is Over Before it Even Began

Team Previews: Position Battles (Northwest Division)
NBA   

There is plenty of young talent in the Northwest Division this year that could lead to a lot of unique players having value this season.

Tuesday Lineup Card: Cosart Gallery
MLB   

Jarred Cosart has been pitching well in a Marlins uniform, making him a streamable option down the stretch.

In Some Depth: Bet on Mookie
MLB   

Mookie Betts once again has a clear path to playing time in Boston.

Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles
NFL   

Montee Ball finally made his preseason debut, bringing some peace of mind to anxious fantasy owners.

The Barclays Recap: Mahan Gets a Big Boost
GOLF   

Hunter Mahan has had a down year, but winning the first leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs suddenly puts him in a great position to win the $10 million prize.

Daily Fantasy Football 101: Finding WR/TE Value on Fanduel Week 1
NFL   

Jeremy Maclin comes in at the top of the value charts for receivers and a surprise pick for tight ends

NASCAR Barometer: Logano Makes it Three
NASCAR   

Joey Logano held off teammate Brad Keselowski to become the season's fifth three-time victor after winning at Bristol.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 1 Position Rankings
NFL   

Julio Jones is set for a big game, and is Peyton Manning still the number one choice at quarterback?

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

Everett Golson is back for the Irish and has ignited optimism in South Bend as the 2014 season kicks off this week.

NFL   

Ben Slocum highlights players from the Value Bin on DraftKings, including new Rams' starter Shaun Hill

Monday Lineup Card: Injuries Abound
MLB   

A's reliever Luke Gregerson is Monday's recommended pickup on the heels of Sean Doolittle's oblique injury.

Weekly Rankings: Week 1 Value Meter
NFL   

Wes Welker's concussion Saturday night was the first big shakeup in our Weekly Rankings. See where his potential replacements rate in Jeff Erickson's Week 1 rankings.

Team Previews: Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA   

Sleeper, bust, and the fantasy value of the Cavaliers are all broken down by RotoWire's Perry Missner. Can LeBron James bring a title to his hometown?

FAAB Factor-AL: Second Half Surge
MLB   

Andrew Martinez chronicles Dustin Ackley's resurgence over the second half and tells you to break the bank for Rusney Castillo.

NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Southwest Division)
NBA   

With two new point guards and Devin Harris re-signed, who's going to start at point guard for the Dallas Mavericks?

FAAB Factor-NL: September Speculation
MLB   

Will the Dodgers call up Joc Pederson when rosters expand in September? How about the Phillies - will they give Maikel Franco the call? Jan Levine gives you an early look at both in this week's article.

Draftster MLB: Promising Prospects and Weekly Picks
MLB   

While we are unlikely to have a powerhouse on our hands, Rymer Liriano could be a nice option in the final weeks of the season for owners looking for a player who has a chance to put up a few multi-point outings.

Sun Belt Fantasy Preview: Broadway is Rajin'
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

Dual-threat weapon Terrance Broadway is back to lead the Rajin' Cajuns as the class of the Sun Belt Conference.

Fielkow's Law: Blounted Ballers
NFL   

Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount's off-field trouble this week might not become a headache for fantasy owners for quite some time.

Pitching Value Meter: Two Starts for Kershaw
MLB   

A two-start week for Clayton Kershaw comes at the perfect time for fantasy owners, especially for those in head-to-head leagues.

Sunday Lineup Card: Arcia Heats Up Minnesota
MLB   

Twins' outfielder continues to set torrid pace in August.

SEC Fantasy Preview: Gurley's Bite is Bigger than his Bark
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

Georgia's Todd Gurley is easily the nation's best running back and leads an SEC overflowing with talent.

The Reshuffle List: This Season's Winners, Losers
GOLF   

Ben Martin was one of the fortunate few from the Reshuffle List who snuck in to the top 125 to earn a tour card for 2014-15.

House of Shlain: The Lost Year
MLB   

Byron Buxton's 2014 season has been a lost year, but he may end up spending time in the Arizona Fall League to play catch-up.

Minor League Barometer: Bundy's Lost Year
MLB   

It was a bit of a lost year for Dylan Bundy, who came back from Tommy John surgery only to suffer a shoulder injury later in the season.

Pac-12 Fantasy Preview: Ready to Quack
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

The dual-threat Marcus Mariota is not only tops in the Pac-12, but he might be the top fantasy player in the nation.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Saturday Preseason Rankings
NFL   

RotoWire's James Smizek runs through his rankings for FanDuel's Saturday slate of preseason contests.

Saturday Lineup Card: A Case For Hellickson
MLB   

Clay Link looks at all of the day's injury news, some closer situations from around the league and explains why you should consider the Rays' Jeremy Hellickson.

According to the Data: How Do the Best Running Backs Typically Age?
NFL   

Matt Forte, who turns 29 in December, has 1551 career carries.

FPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 2
SOCCER   

After netting in his Premier League debut in Gameweek 1, Diego Costa takes the Best XI captain's armband for Gameweek 2

Dominate Your Duel: Incorporating Catcher Framing Statistics into DFS Strategy
MLB   

RotoWire's Chris Olson explores ways to incorporate catcher framing into your FanDuel strategy.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Deep Sleepers for Week 1
NFL   

RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta highlights some deep sleepers for DraftKings in Week 1.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Friday Preseason Rankings
NFL   

RotoWire's James Smizek ranks options for FanDuel's Friday slate of NFL preseason contests.

FPL Bargain Bin: Gameweek 2 Value Players
SOCCER   

Romelu Lukaku wasn't even with Everton in Gameweek 1 last season, but he was an early Bargain Bin pick.

NFL Barometer: Sleepy Floyd
NFL   

Fantasy owners are sleeping on Malcom Floyd, who is having an outstanding training camp for the Chargers.

Friday Lineup Card: Jay Is The Way
MLB   

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman looks to be back to himself after a Thursday night appearance...

Mound Musings: Working Around Trouble
MLB   

The best pitchers know how to work around trouble, and few are better at it than Felix Hernandez, who has allowed a mere two home runs with runners on this year.

Mountain West Fantasy Preview: Plenty of Fantasy Gems
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

In a conference full of gems, dual-threat QB Cody Fajardo should bounce back to be the league's top fantasy player.

Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: Combating WR Inflation
NFL   

Does the WR-WR strategy work in leagues suddenly hot and heavy for wideouts?

Behind the Numbers: Hot August Targets
MLB   

Travis Snider has impressed with the Pirates this year, but will he get enough at-bats down the stretch to help fantasy teams?

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering The Barclays
GOLF   

Desperate for a Ryder Cup captain's pick, Brandt Snedeker has turned it up recently and heads into the first round of the playoffs a top pick.

DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks
MLB   

RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian takes a look at the top DraftKings value plays for both pitchers and hitters this weekend.

FanDuel NFL: Player Salaries - First Impressions
NFL   

RotoWire's Ben Slocum takes a look at the FanDuel salaries for Week 1 and picks out the best overpriced and underpriced players he's going to consider using or avoiding.

The Saber's Edge: Second-Half Breakout Hitters
MLB   

Chris Carter has always shown a combination of impressive power and inconsistent contact skills, but is he finally putting all together in the in the second half? Jeff Zimmerman attempts to identify hitters having a breakout.

Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Central Divison
NHL   

The Blackhawks rose to prominence with a number of great homegrown products, such as Jonathan Toews. Who is the next big prospect on the horizon for them?

NBA Injury Analysis: Players Returning from Injury
NBA   

Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose are just two of the key players who were sidelined by significant injuries last season. Jeff Stotts breaks down the risk involved with drafting each player.

Team Previews: Los Angeles Lakers
NBA   

Sleeper, bust, and the fantasy value of the Lakers are all broken down by RotoWire's Lakers beat writer, Josh Lloyd. Do you believe in the Jordan Hill hype?

Thursday Lineup Card: Wada Ya Got To Lose?
MLB   

Since joining the Cubs in July, Tsuyoshi Wada (along with Kyle Hendricks) has helped the North Siders transition easily from the losses of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 54: Top of the Mountain
MLB   

DVR and Bernie discuss the season-ending surgeries for Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki, look ahead to begin forming their 2015 third-base rankings, consider the value of Corey Kluber with respect to elite starting pitchers, and more!

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 2
SOCCER   

After scoring in his Premier League debut, Diego Costa tops our Gameweek 2 rankings with a tasty home match against Leicester City.

The Daily Duel: FanDuel Value Plays
MLB   

RotoWire's Chris Benzine highlights value plays on FanDuel this week, including Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, who recently returned from injury.

The Barclays Preview: The Playoffs Begin
GOLF   

Adam Scott is the defending champ and has played well at this venue, making him the favorite in the first event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Irwin Tools Night Race Preview: The Last Great Colosseum
NASCAR   

Carl Edwards enters this week's race at Bristol looking for a sweep at the short track.

Mid-American Fantasy Preview: Falcons Looking to Soar
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

Quarterback Matt Johnson is back with a new coach and a new offense to lead Bowling Green in the MAC this season.

MLB Barometer: Get Carter
MLB   

Scott Jenstad doesn't want to talk about his slumping A's (but does anyhow), explains how to excel in the end game of a league, and pumps the value of the surging Chris Carter.

Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles
NFL   

Matt Forte's backup is still up for grabs in Chicago, making it difficult for fantasy owners to draft a handcuff.

Injury Analysis: Jeff Stotts' Column on Player Health
NFL   

Robert Griffin looks completely healthy, but he'll have to be more careful if he wants to stay that way.

In Some Depth: See You in September
MLB   

Dodgers fans have been calling for Joc Pederson and they should get their wish when rosters expand next month.

Diamond Cuts: Protecting McCutchen
MLB   

Jeff Stotts talks about the measures that the Pirates will take to protect Andrew McCutchen as he returns from his rib injury.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Week 1 Preview  The Dream Team
NFL   

RotoWire's Ben Slocum unveils his DraftKings Dream Team for Week 1 of the NFL season.

FanDuel NFL: QB/RB Value Plays for Week 1
NFL   

Most of the player salaries were generated at the end of July. This means there will be a lot of value available in Week 1. Who should you grab at quarterback and running back?

NASCAR Barometer: Gordon Claims Third Win
NASCAR   

Jeff Gordon streaked away to his third victory of the season in Michigan on Sunday as his car was the class of the field.