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Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 8
NFL   

Jay Cutler is coming off his worst game of the season, so does that make him a start or sit this week against the Patriots?

King for a Day: DraftKings Week 8 Plays
NFL   

RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian lists his favorite players for DraftKings in Week 8, including a resurgent Tom Brady.

Game Capsules: Breaking Down Thursday Night
NFL   

Philip Rivers hopes to lead the Chargers to another upset win of the Broncos in Denver on Thursday night.

Four-Down Duel: Week 8 Fanduel Picks
NFL   

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

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 9
SOCCER   

Andrew and Mike preview Gameweek 9 of the Barclays Premier League, including whether Diego Costa or Loic Remy will face Manchester United and which game will be the highest-scoring of the weekend.

Thursday Daily Puck: Dishonor For Connor
NHL   

Sabres fans watch McDavid instead of the Sabres, Giroux has a different start, and Miller was absolutely terrible.

Survivor: Backing the Dolphins
NFL   

Taking Ryan Tannehill on the road is a gamble, but the payoff could be big should Dallas go down.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the McGladrey Classic
GOLF   

Aaron Baddeley surged up the leaderboard last week on Sunday and could be ready to the do the same this week.

On Target: Unplanned Surprises
NFL   

Of all the Browns' errors this season, not getting Jordan Cameron more involved in the offense is the most egregious.

From the Press Box: Patience With Underachievers
NHL   

Nail Yakupov is off to another slow start with the Oilers, but RotoWire's Paul Bruno advises patience with him and another slow starter, Toronto's Jake Gardiner.

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 8 Defense
NFL   

Cecil Shorts and the Jags face a stiff Dolphins defense

MondoGoal Fantasy Soccer: Gameweek 9 Recommendations
SOCCER   

With eight goals in his past five appearances, including four versus Tottenham last weekend, Sergio Aguero is in sensational form heading into Gameweek 9.

Staff Picks: Panthers, Texans and Raiders
NFL   

The Staff likes Cam Newton and the Panthers getting five at home against the Seahawks.

Darryl's Dispatch: Goalie Forecast Guide
NHL   

Darryl Houston Smith gives you more tips on how to manage your goalies, including a handy guide for upcoming goalie starts.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 8
NFL   

Backing the Dolphins

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 9
SOCCER   

With eight goals in his last five club matches in all competitions (including four last weekend against Spurs), Sergio Aguero takes the top spot in this week's rankings.

Draftster NFL: Week 8 Rankings
NFL   

With Julius Thomas playing Thursday and Jimmy Graham not yet at full strength,Rob Gronkowski sits atop James Smizek's tight end rankings for Week 8.

Goody’s 500 Preview: The Eliminator Round
NASCAR   

While Jeff Gordon is a bit of a longshot to win the championship, but he's an eight-time Martinsville winner.

Beat the Cap: Pinching Pennies on the Back End
NHL   

Neil Parker used David Savard over the weekend to afford higher priced players elsewhere to good effect, and he lists eight other potential defenseman bargains in this week's article.

Wednesday Daily Puck: Everybody Loves Mason
NHL   

A modest proposal, and revenge for Ribeiro

Weekly Rankings: Week 8 Value Meter
NFL   

Antonio Brown continues to be money in the bank every single week, even when the rest of the Steelers' offense falters.

East Coast Offense: Models vs. Observations
NFL   

Sometimes you have to trust your eyes.

2014-2015 Ducks Preview: Aiming High in Anaheim
NHL   

With star center Ryan Getzlaf still thriving and an ever-improving corps of young talent dotting the roster, the Ducks appear in good shape to sustain long-term success.

NFL Barometer: Vereen's Looking Very Good
NFL   

The Patriots shuffle their running bucks like few other teams do, but Shane Vereen showed Thursday that he will be more of a fantasy factor with fellow RB Stevan Ridley out for the season.

McGladrey Classic Preview: The Cream Always Rises
GOLF   

Matt Kuchar has played well at this event, and he's one of the better players in the field this week.

Fantasy Aces Football: Week 8 Picks
NFL   

The Cowboys has relied heavily on the run this season, but RotoWire's Josh Collachi is expecting big things through the air from Tony Romo in Week 8.

Waiver Wire Watch: Players to Pick Up Week 9
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

DeVante Parker is back for the Cardinals and should be added in most leagues, even though he's on a bye this week.

Painting the Black: Predicting the World Series
MLB   

Jensen Lewis uses a series of metrics to predict that Alex Gordon and the Royals will win the World Series over the Giants.

Working the Wire: Next Man Up
NFL   

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

The Prospect Post: What Could Go Wrong
NBA   

RotoWire's resident rookie expert, James Anderson, breaks down our current expectations for the top rookies going in fantasy drafts.

Neutral Zone Wrap: Blackhawks Up
NHL   

The Blackhawks are flying out of the gate despite getting next to nothing out of Brad Richards to begin with. Evan Berofsky takes a look at five teams in this week's NZW.

Tuesday Daily Puck: Hot, Fresh Duck
NHL   

The Ducks' Frederik Andersen has been a revelation in goal only for those who weren't paying attention while he dominated last season.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 8
SOCCER   

Ross Barkley has finally returned for Everton and looks like a must-add in nearly all formats.

FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
NHL   

After noticing an uncharacteristically low shooting percentage with Vancouver last season, the Bolts' Jason Garrison should be in line for a rebound in both season-long formats and in FanDuel play this week, especially with Victor Hedman out.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 9
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

DeVante Parker made a triumphant return to Louisville on Saturday against NC State after missing the first seven games of the season with an injury.

NASCAR Barometer: Talladega Win and In for Keselowski
NASCAR   

Brad Keselowski faced a must win Sunday at the Geico 500 if he wanted to advance to the Eliminator round of the Chase and keep his championship hopes alive.

Shriners Open Recap: Martin Wins with Big Mo
GOLF   

Ben Martin grabbed the momentum and rode it to his first PGA Tour win at the Shriners on Sunday.

Depth Chart Watch: That Escalated Quickly
NFL   

The Bills lost their top two RBs in Sunday's win, leaving Anthony Dixon at the head of their backfield.

Schedule Analysis: Just Two For the King
NHL   

Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers have just two games this week. See who else is highlighted by RotoWire's Brian Rutherford in this week's article.

The Waiver Wire: Lightning in a Bottle
NHL   

While it took him a few years to adapt to the speed and size of the NHL game, Victor Hedman has shown he's ready to leave his mark.

Sunday Daily Puck: Those Fancy Stats
NHL   

The fighting over the use of advanced statistics in hockey seems to be calming, but what do fantasy players need to know?

Injury Analysis: Top Western Conference Injuries
NHL   

RotoWire's Michael Remis breaks down the top fantasy-relevant injuries in the Western Conference, including the latest on Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk.

Frozen Fantasy: On the Cusp of Greatness
NHL   

Kyle Okposo and the high-flying Islanders are ripe with fantasy potential. Jump aboard the bandwagon before there's no longer any room.

Saturday Daily Puck: Oil Shortage In Edmonton
NHL   

The Edmonton Oilers are off to their worst start in franchise history. What has gone wrong for such an offensively talented team?

NBA Draft Strategy: Evaluating Yahoo's Rankings Update
NBA   

With Yahoo releasing new default fantasy basketball rankings, RotoWire's Josh Lloyd took a look at the changes in rankings from Yahoo's initial default rankings to their new rankings.

Breakfast Table: Pianowski and Stopa Talk Football
NFL   

Drew Brees is coming off the bye, but he draws the Lions on the road.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

Clemson should run a conservative offense this week, making Adam Choice the right choice.

NFL   

Cortez Allen was providing safety-like tackle numbers at cornerback, but his frequently botched coverage sent him to the bench.

FanDuel Fantasy Football: Player Ownership Percentages - Week 7
NFL   

Which players were heavily owned in FanDuel's Thursday night contest?

 DraftKings Fantasy Football: Value Plays Week 8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

To play or pass on Brett Hundley, this is the question for Week 8.

FPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 8
SOCCER   

Edin Dzeko heads into this weekend's match against Spurs with six goals in seven appearances against the London club.

Daily Fantasy Football 101: How to Play CFB Fantasy Football on DraftKings
NFL   

RotoWire's Michael Rathburn lays out his strategic approach to playing College Football contests on DraftKings.

Friday Daily Puck: Stars Shine, Sharks Abandoned on Long Island
NHL   

The Stars showed the Pens why the West is still best, but the Isles showed there's a new player in town.

College Capper: Picking Games Week 8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

Florida State has not impressed this season, but this week's game against Notre Dame should get the Seminoles' attention.

FPL Bargain Bin: Gameweek 8 Value Picks
SOCCER   

Stewart Downing leads the league in assisted-shots and lines up at Burnley this weekend.

Fielkow's Law: New NHL Rules Could Bring More Goals
NHL   

RotoWire's Justin Fielkow looks at this season's addendums to the NHL rule book, and how the changes may impact power-play snipers like the Ducks' Corey Perry.

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 7
NFL   

Victory Cruz is out for the season, his absence might not start benefiting Rueben Randle untill after this week.

2014-2015 Avalanche Preview: Beware the MacK Attack
NHL   

Behind rookie Nathan MacKinnon the Avs made the leap from league also-ran to Central Division champs in 2013-14. Can Colorado take the next step and emerge as Stanley Cup contenders?

On Target: Players to Buy High
NFL   

Dez Bryant will cost an arm and a leg in a trade, but he is well worth the price for your fantasy team.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Shriners Open
GOLF   

Billy Horschel is back for his first tournament since winning the FedEx Cup last season.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 8
SOCCER   

Mike and Andrew preview Gameweek 8 of the Barclays Premier League, including the return of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke and whether it's time to trust Manchester United defenders.

Draftster NFL: Week 7 Rankings
NFL   

RotoWire's James Smizek likes Joe Flacco against a vulnerable Atlanta secondary this week.

Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 7
NFL   

Ben Roethlisberger will have his hands full with J.J. Watt on Monday night in a Week 7 showdown with the Texans.

Four-Down Duel: FanDuel Week 7 Picks
NFL   

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

King for a Day: Week 7 Value Plays on DraftKings
NFL   

RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian highlights his value plays to target in DraftKings' Millionaire Maker tournament this weekend.

Survivor: Backing the Ravens
NFL   

Joe Flacco's team draws a nice matchup at home against the Falcons.

Short Hops Podcast: RotoWire Short Hops Episode 60: Royal Flush
MLB   

DVR & Bernie recap the ALCS, discuss the Dodgers' changes in the front office, a new manager in Arizona, and the first two weeks of Arizona Fall League Action.

Staff Picks: Texans and Jaguars
NFL   

The staff likes Andre Johnson and the Texans getting 3.5 in Pittsburgh.

Thursday Daily Puck: Richards Don't Make the Man Rich
NHL   

How to cash in on early season panic in your league.

From the Press Box: First Week Returns
NHL   

Brock Nelson and the Islanders exploded out of the starting gate. Paul Bruno discusses if they and the other quick starters are legit.

Pac-12 Hoops Preview: Up for Grabs
COLLEGE BASKETBALL   

The Pac-12 is going to be a mess once again, but UCLA's Tony Parker has a shot to forge a role to lead the Bruins.

Big Ten Hoops Preview: Badgers are the Team to Beat
COLLEGE BASKETBALL   

Frank Kaminsky, one of the best big men in the country, leads a Badgers squad that is the class of the Big Ten.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 8
SOCCER   

Diego Costa finally broke through to score his first goal for Spain, and he tops this week's rankings looking for his 10th Premier League goal this season.

AAC Hoops Preview: Huskies Ready to Bite
COLLEGE BASKETBALL   

After spending three years as an understudy to Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright gets the spotlight in his senior season for UConn.

Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps Week 7 - With Video
NFL   

Backing Joe Flacco and the Ravens at home.

Collette Calls: In-Season Article Review
MLB   

Jason Collette looks back at his in-season articles from 2014, including his pre-demotion take on Cleveland right-hander Danny Salazar.

Shriners Open Preview: What Happens in Vegas ...
GOLF   

Ryan Moore won at this track in 2011, and his history in Las Vegas makes him the favorite this week.

Geico 500 Preview: Talladega - Super Speedway Luck
NASCAR   

Denny Hamin is coming on strong as the Chase wears on and has been lights out on the restrictor-plate race tracks this season.

Beat the Cap: Adventures In Stacking
NHL   

Even though the Ducks prevailed on Monday, their first line stack including Ryan Getzlaf wasn't quite as valuable in DFS formats than one might think. Neil Parker explains in this week's edition.

Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 7 Defense
NFL   

Jay Cutler and the Bears take on an underrated Dolphins defense

Wednesday Daily Puck: Wayne's World
NHL   

An Islander is hot, while a Ranger is not, plus the rest of Wednesday's hockey news

Weekly Rankings: Week 7 Value Meter
NFL   

Usually the opponent of the Saints merits an automatic downgrade in the defensive rankings. But what do we make out of the Lions this week, given how they shut down the Packers at home earlier, the Saints' road numbers and Jimmy Graham's possible absence?

NFL Barometer: Miller Time
NFL   

With fellow running back Knowshon Moreno done for the season, Miami's Lamar Miller is set to be the top back for the Dolphins the rest of the way.

East Coast Offense: When Disaster Strikes
NFL   

Dealing with a horrifying fantasy (and real-life) football week.

Fantasy Aces Football: Week 7 Picks
NFL   

Want to win a spot in the Fantasy Aces Football Championship? It doesn't hurt having Luck on your side.

Waiver Wire Watch: Players to Pick Up Week 8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

It looks like Nick Harwell is headed for a mild resurgence, which means it is time to jump on board.

Working the Wire: Palmer Shines in Return
NFL   

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

Injury Analysis: Major Surgery for Cruz
NFL   

Eli Manning's top target is done for the year

Run 'N' Shoot: Cam Newton: Back Among the Elite
NFL   

Yes, it's time to trade for Newton. Go get him.

Tuesday Daily Puck: Don't Panic
NHL   

Fantasy owners of Matt Duchene and other slow starters in the season's first week should hit the brakes before hitting the panic button.

NBA Draft Kit: Sleepers
NBA   

RotoWire's Eric Caturia combed through the fantasy basketball ADP of ESPN and Yahoo to find the best sleepers to target in drafts.

FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
NHL   

Daily fantasy sports guru Michael Clifford ranks Colorado's Alex Tanguay and Anaheim's Sami Vatanen among his top bargains in FanDuel play this week.

Schedule Analysis: Quack Attack
NHL   

Corey Perry and the Ducks have four games this week, one of just four teams to be so busy. Check out more of Brian Rutherford's schedule analysis in this week's edition.

Depth Chart Watch: The Real Deal
NFL   

San Diego's Branden Oliver could be the fantasy pickup of the year.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL   

Don't worry Toddy Gurley owners, Nick Chubb is here to save the day.

Advanced Stats Analysis: Kevin Durant's Injury
NBA   

Our experts teamed up to give RotoWire's readers a breakdown of Kevin Durant's injury and what it means for his fantasy value.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Champions League Rankings
SOCCER   

Mike and Andrew are joined by Nick Pitner to discuss their UEFA Champions League player rankings for the rest of the group stage.

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Video Mock Draft
NBA   

RotoWire's staff got together and hosted a 9-category rotisserie mock draft Sunday afternoon. Kyle McKeown, Marc Roberts, and Josh Lloyd all comment on the draft and engage in a couple tangents.