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Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 5 Defense
NFL   

Arian Foster and the Texans go to Dallas to take on a Cowboys defense looking to improve

Survivor: Backing the Saints at home
NFL   

The Saints are the biggest favorites on the board, but only 31 percent used this week.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 59: October is Here!
MLB   

DVR & Bernie recap the AL Wild Card game, break down the Divisional Series matchups, consider the next step for the A's, and much more!

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 7
SOCCER   

After scoring a hat trick against Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday, is Danny Welbeck the best striker in Europe?

On Target: Red-Zone Reliance
NFL   

Steve Smith Sr. has three touchdowns in four games, but how many of those have been scored in the red zone?

Staff Picks: The Staff Handicaps Week 5
NFL   

Backing the Jaguars and Chiefs

Draft Kit: Maingot's Manifesto
NHL   

Peter Maingot shares his top 10 draft tips, especially for those who play in a rotisserie style format. One such tip - target the backup goalies on elite teams, like Anaheim's John Gibson.

Hollywood Casino 400 Preview: Contender Round Commences
NASCAR   

Jeff Gordon owns three career victories and 12 Top 10s at Kansas Speedway, as the Contender Round in the Chase for the Cup kicks off this week.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 7
SOCCER   

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho keeps talking about resting Deigo Costa, but until he does, the striker stays atop the rankings.

Draftster NFL: Week 5 Rankings
NFL   

RotoWire's James Smizek recommends targeting Cincinnati's Gio Bernard against a Patriots defense that has been torched by numerous running backs this season.

Draft Kit: Job Battles - Forwards
NHL   

Who gets to ride shotgun on Steven Stamkos's line in Tampa Bay this year. RotoWire's Jordan Buckley highlights that and some of the other key preseason job battles heading into this season.

Daily Fantasy Football 101: DailyMVP Keeps You in the Game
NFL   

RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian takes Daily MVP's trio of football contests on a test ride.

From the Press Box: Shuffling Deck Chairs
NHL   

While the Sharks removed the Captain's 'C' from Joe Thornton and the Assistant Captain's 'A' from Patrick Marleau, what did they do in terms of personnel to recover from last year's playoff collapse?

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 5 - With Video
NFL   

Backing the Broncos at home

Weekly Rankings: Week 5 Value Meter
NFL   

Offensive line issues are hurting the value of key Falcons and Eagles. See where Matt Ryan ranks this week with a road game in New York, with his starting center out for the season.

East Coast Offense: Who Should We Worry About?
NFL   

RB efficiency has diverged more from 2013 levels than WR efficiency so far this year.

NFL Barometer: Patriots In Peril
NFL   

With the offensive line struggling and the downfield options lacking, Patriots such as RB Stevan Ridley are struggling to post consistent fantasy numbers.

Fantasy Aces Football: Week 5 Picks
NFL   

With a modest salary and steady production, Philadelphia's Jeremy Maclin is a wide receiver to target on Fantasy Aces.

Collette Calls: Reviewing 2014
MLB   

In his look back through the columns leading into the 2014 season, Jason Collette was right to pass on Michael Wacha as a top-100 overall player.

FPL Quick Hits: Reviewing Gameweek 6
SOCCER   

It might be time to jump off the Eden Hazard bandwagon.

Waiver Wire Watch: Players to Pick Up Week 6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

With Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel already scoring 14 times in three games, Chris Moore shouldn't have a problem reaching double-digit touchdowns this season.

Working the Wire: Giant Turnaround
NFL   

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.

2014-2015 Flyers Preview: Blue Line Concerns on Broad Street
NHL   

The Flyers were able to squeeze into the playoffs last season despite a team defense that was often shaky at best. With Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) now out of the picture for 2014-15, could a return to the postseason be in jeopardy?

Run 'N' Shoot: Murray No. 1?
NFL   

If you were drafting today, would Dallas' stud running back be the top pick overall?

Injury Analysis: Limping Through Week 4
NFL   

A rash of ankle sprains sideline key fantasy players. Jeff Stotts has the latest.

Daily Fantasy Hockey: NHL DFS 101
NHL   

RotoWire's Mike Clifford gives you the basics on how to play Daily Fantasy Hockey, and warns you which platforms punish guys with potential low plus-minuses like the Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

NBA Team Previews: Houston Rockets
NBA   

Will the departure of Chandler Parsons doom the Rockets, or will the development of Terrence Jones and their recent signings propel the Rockets to new heights?

NBA Team Previews: Detroit Pistons
NBA   

Can Kentavious Caldwell-Pope steal a starting job, or will he be passed over by the recently signed Jodie Meeks and Caron Butler?

NBA Team Previews: Golden State Warriors
NBA   

Steve Kerr has vowed to add structure to the Warriors' offense, but will that help or hurt their key players' value in fantasy?

2014-2015 Canucks Preview: Tort Reform
NHL   

The Canucks were a mess last season under coach John Tortorella, who was unceremoniously fired after one year on the job. With a new coaching staff in place, can Henrik Sedin and company challenge for a playoff berth?

Neutral Zone Wrap: Potential Breakouts
NHL   

Can Charlie Coyle and company take the next step in Minnesota? RotoWire's Evan Berofsky thinks that the potential is there for he and his Wild teammate Nino Niederreiter.

From the Press Box: The Contender Discount
NHL   

Paul Bruno continues his tour through the division changes, this time focusing upon the Central Division, where the Blackhawks were able to land Brad Richards at a cheap rate.

Golf Draft Kit: Themes to Consider for 2014-15
GOLF   

There are no guarantees in fantasy golf, but following these themes can put you on the right path, like drafting consistent contenders like Ryan Moore.

Ryder Cup Recap: A Bloody Mess
GOLF   

Phil Mickelson wasn't shy about casting blame after the U.S. lost the Ryder Cup, but fantasy owners might want to shy away from drafting him next season.

2014-2015 Devils Preview: Vet Cemetery
NHL   

The 38-year-old Patrik Elias is one of several greybeards the Devils will count on to drive their offensive attack this season, but that's precisely the problem.

NASCAR Barometer: Gordon Scores 5th Dover Win
NASCAR   

Jeff Gordon captured his fourth victory of the season, demonstrating his capability to win yet another championship.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

A wrist injury knocked C.J. Brown out of Saturday's game, but Maryland will need the dangerous quarterback for this week's bout with Ohio State.

Depth Chart Watch: Time To Take Advantage
NFL   

It might be time to sell high on Ravens wideout Steve Smith after he highlighted the first quarter of the season with a career day against his old Panthers mates.

2014-2015 Bruins Preview: Getting Back Up Again
NHL   

The Bruins may have wilted in the playoffs last season against the Habs, but with the return of a strong core headlined by goalie Tuukka Rask, another run at the Cup remains plausible.

Sunday Lineup Card: Playing Out The String
MLB   

Finding a diamond in the rough Sunday could call for starters versus playoff teams.

2014-2015 Coyotes Preview: New Name, Questionable Identity
NHL   

The newly-rebranded Arizona Coyotes need to determine if they can annually contend for the playoffs with their aging corps, or if it's time to embrace a youth movement.

Saturday Lineup Card: Not Paxing It In
MLB   

Chris Benzine discusses why James Paxton is a good option to start Saturday as the season nears its end.

NFL   

A fourth-round pick out of Florida a year ago, Jelani Jenkins has gone from Miami's fourth linebacker to the league leader in tackles.

DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Plays
MLB   

RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian runs through his list of value plays on DraftKings for the final weekend of the regular season.

Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
NFL   

Philip Rivers - the game's most underrated superstar.

The Daily Duel: Season Review
MLB   

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

COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

Corey Clement might be second in line, but he still produces like a starting running back.

2014-2015 Panthers Preview: Youth is Served
NHL   

With the addition of Aaron Ekblad to an already-young group, the future is seemingly promising in South Florida. But how soon can the Panthers emerge as an annual playoff contender in the Eastern Conference?

Daily Fantasy Football 101: The Art of Pairing
NFL   

Michael Rathburn crunches the numbers on FanDuel to decipher which positions are the best to pair together.

Daily Fantasy Football 101: Over/Under Plays
NFL   

RotoWire's Nir Elitzur takes a look at this week's over/under totals to identify targets for your DFS lineups.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 58: A Look Back
MLB   

DVR & Bernie look back at the surprises and disappointments of 2014, consider various changes for their leagues in 2015, and begin to look at players to target and avoid for next season.

FPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 6
SOCCER   

A home match against a falling Aston Villa side has Diego Costa wearing the Best XI captain's armband yet again this week.

Friday Lineup Card: Ender's Game!
MLB   

Ender Inciarte is currently in the middle of a 13-game hit streak and may offer you help over these last few days of the season.

NBA Draft Kit: Monthly Schedule Cheat Sheet
NBA   

Certain quirks in the NBA schedule can lead to teams playing a disproportionate amount of games monthly and separated by the first and second half of the season. Savvy owners can use the schedule to trade for extra games.

Mound Musings: Kids on Parade Watchlist
MLB   

Noah Syndergaard struggled most of this year with nagging minor injuries, but he needs to be on every fantasy owner's radar.

 DraftKings Fantasy Football: Value Plays Week 5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

Todd Gurley is a good value this week relative to other elite running backs and get a full workload in a conference game.

College Capper: Picking Games Week 5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

Jameis Winston is back and ready to make a statement against North Carolina State.

Draftster NFL: Week 4 Rankings
NFL   

RotoWire's James Smizek believes Drew Brees will put together his first monster performance of the season in Week 4 against the Cowboys.

From the Press Box: Metropolitan Division Offseason Review
NHL   

Dan Boyle has a new home in New York, the Flyers lost out on Scott Hartnell due to cap concerns, and the Capitals hired Barry Trotz and are embracing a new defensive approach. Paul Bruno breaks down each team's moves from the Metropolitan Division.

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 4 Defense
NFL   

Geno Smith and the Jets are at home to face a stingy Lions defense

NBA Team Previews: Orlando Magic
NBA   

The Magic are overflowing with great high-potential talent, but will they lean on their youth for development or try to claw out some wins by using their veterans?

2014-2015 Maple Leafs Preview: Buyer Beware
NHL   

Phil Kessel represents one of the few Leafs' commodities worth investing heavily in, but many of his other teammates will see some unwarranted price inflation on draft day.

NBA Team Previews: Memphis Grizzlies
NBA   

The only significant new piece the Grizzlies brought in this offseason was Vince Carter. Though he's been a bench player for the last few seasons, could Carter get thrust into the starting lineup this season?

FPL Bargain Bin: Gameweek 6 Value Players
SOCCER   

Connor Wickham continues to take a high number of shots and an increase in his conversion rate could pay big dividends.

NBA Team Previews: Miami Heat
NBA   

It's the Bosh, Wade, Deng, McRoberts, and Chalmers show in Miami with LeBron James back in Cleveland. Can the retooled Heat make up the breakdown and be even better in fantasy this season?

Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 4
NFL   

Tom Brady looks to get back on track on Monday Night Football when the Patriots travel to Kansas City.

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 4
NFL   

There are enough red flags that benching Cam Newton this week against the Ravens might be a good idea.

Four-Down Duel: Week 4 FanDuel Picks
NFL   

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

The Saber's Edge: The 2014 Report Card
MLB   

Jeff Zimmerman looks back at his columns from 2014 to see the hits and misses, including his projected struggles for Evan Longoria.

NBA Team Previews: Brooklyn Nets
NBA   

The Nets have a new coach in town, and all of the injured players that caused some of their turmoil last season are supposed to be healthy. Will health and a new head coach improve the Nets' fantasy production?

Survivor: Going with the Chalk (Mostly) - With Video
NFL   

Philip Rivers and the Chargers are the safest play for this week, but it's worth dropping in a Steelers or Colts pick on an entry or two.

NBA Team Previews: New York Knicks
NBA   

Phil Jackson has brought the Triangle Offense to town. Will the Knicks reclaim a spot at the top of the East, or will Fish's words get lost at sea? Does anybody read these? E-mail Yes to Kyle@rotowire.com

In Some Depth: Lineup Review
MLB   

In the final 2014 installment of In Some Depth, Ryan Eisner looks around the league to see which teams used the greatest number of lineups this season.

NBA Auction Strategy Part 2: How Auction Values Are Calculated
NBA   

If you've ever wondered how the heck we settle on our auction dollar values for players, RotoWire's Marc Roberts has broken it all down in a simple way.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 6
SOCCER   

Mike and Andrew preview Gameweek 6 of the Premier League.

On Target: Time to Decide
NFL   

It's time to decide what to do with underperforming players like Torrey Smith, who is taking a backseat to another Smith in Baltimore.

NBA Auction Strategy Part 1: Why You Should Try An Auction Draft
NBA   

Most of us get started playing fantasy basketball by drafting our leagues via a standard snake draft, but if you've never tried playing in an Auction League, we think you should give it a try.

Staff Picks: Titans, Buccaneers and Jaguars
NFL   

The staff makes its Week 4 picks.

Behind the Numbers: 2015 Breakout Predictions
MLB   

Nolan Arenado was limited by illness and injury this year, setting himself up for a breakout season in 2015.

From the Press Box: Atlantic Division Offseason Review
NHL   

The Bruins' salary cap woes have stifled their progress in re-signing Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, and limited their offseason activity.

King for a Day: Week 4 Picks
NFL   

Despite a slow start to the season, RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian is still a believer in Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense.

AAA 400 Preview: Can Keselowski Tame the Monster?
NASCAR   

Brad Keselowski is seen racing with the leaders every week and a major threat to win each race, including this week's AAA 400.

NBA Team Previews: Milwaukee Bucks
NBA   

Giannis Antetokounmpo is expected to improve on his successful rookie season, but are expectations for the Bucks' guard too high?

2014-2015 Lightning Preview: Bolting to the Cup?
NHL   

The addition of uber-prospect Jonathan Drouin and a full season of star center Steven Stamkos have the Lightning thinking a return to the Stanley Cup Finals may be within reach.

NBA Team Previews: San Antonio Spurs
NBA   

Kawhi Leonard is being touted as a breakout candidate this season, but based on the minutes per game that the Spurs give their players, we're tempering our expectations for this season.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 4 - With Video
NFL   

Backing Eli Manning and the Giants on Thursday night.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 6
SOCCER   

Diego Costa looks primed to increase his league-leading goal tally against Aston Villa this weekend at Stamford Bridge.

DraftKings Fantasy Football: Exclusive DraftKings Week 4 Contest
NFL   

RotoWire Football Podcast listeners should sign up for the exclusive DraftKings Week 4 Contest to earn a $200 entry ticket into a huge upcoming DraftKings event!

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Thursday Contests
NFL   

RotoWire's Ben Sloccum examines FanDuel's Thursday contests and explores ways to take advantage of the competition.

Dominate Your Duel: The All-DYD Team
MLB   

RotoWire's Chris Olson uses the strategic approaches highlighted throughout the season to construct a FanDuel lineup for Wednesday night.

East Coast Offense: Bye-Week Decision Time
NFL   

How long do you wait for lottery tickets to cash, and what do you do with Josh Gordon?

2014-2015 Flames Preview: Rebuilding, But Improving
MLB   

Sean Monahan represents one of the many reasons for Flames fans to be optimistic about the future, but a playoff berth this season may be too much to ask.

Fantasy Aces Football: Week 4 Picks
NFL   

RotoWire's Josh Collacchi recommends riding the hot hand of DeMarco Murray, who has been the best running back in the league through the first three weeks.

NBA Team Previews: Atlanta Hawks
NBA   

Al Horford will be back and healthy this season, and the Hawks have the depth to reduce their starters' minutes if they want. Will the Hawks' fantasy boon of 2013-14 be a bust in 2014-15?

MLB Barometer: Blue Bloods
MLB   

Matt Kemp has caught fire at just the right time for the Dodgers. Will it be enough for them in the playoffs?

Injury Analysis: Tough Breaks
NFL   

A broken ankle will sideline one of San Diego's top weapons for the year.

Run 'N' Shoot: Eagles Flying High
NFL   

Philly can't be stopped. They also can't stop anyone. Is there a more entertaining team in today's NFL?