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From the Press Box: First Round Preview
NHL   

Paul Bruno laments that the Kings and the Sharks have to meet up in the first round of the playoffs, and he predicts each of the first round series.

The Metric System: Predicting Batting Average
MLB   

Few metrics have stabilized to this point in the season, but there is enough data to put the pieces together for expected batting averages. Jeff Zimmerman explains...

Diamond Cuts: Two For the Thumb
MLB   

Ryan Zimmerman and Josh Hamilton went down with significant thumb injuries in the last week. Jeff Stotts describes the difference between the two injuries and subsequent consequences in this week's article.

Behind the Numbers: Learning From Small Sample Sizes
MLB   

The sample size is small, but can Dee Gordon reach 65 stolen bases and a .300 batting average this year?

FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
NHL   

The Penguins' Tomas Vokoun is one of Michael Clifford's best value plays of the week on FanDuel as the NHL Playoffs start up Wednesday night

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday
NBA   

With a full slate of games on the final day of the NBA regular season, there are a plethora of good value plays for fantasy daily games

Wednesday Lineup Card: Prepare for the Summer of George
MLB   

He may not be in the majors quite yet, but Astros prospect George Springer's continued dominance at Triple-A could mean a promotion may soon be looming.

Collette Calls: Empty Columns
MLB   

There are plenty of surprising zeroes on the leaderboard through two weeks, including the lack of a home run from Edwin Encarnacion.

NBA Daily Games Strategy: DFS Postseason Strategy
NBA   

How should daily leaguers tackle the upcoming NBA playoffs? RotoWire's Renee Miller dives in, without abandon.

Neutral Zone Wrap: Playoffs? Playoffs?! PLAYOFFS!
NHL   

Evan Berofsky predicts that the Ducks will beat the Rangers to win the Cup this year, and gives you some tips for your playoff pools.

The Daily Duel: Mesoraco Hits The Ground Running
MLB   

Kevin Payne give his good value players to use in FanDuel's salary cap contests, including the Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco

Fantasy 101: How To Win On Sports Tradex
MLB   

Michael Rathburn tells you everything you need to know in order to come out on top in fantasy daily games on Sports Tradex

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Tuesday
NBA   

With only two games on the schedule for Tuesday, finding good value plays in fantasy daily games will be important, especially with a number of big name players injured or in line for rest

The Reshuffle List: Fallout From the Third Reshuffle
GOLF   

Will MacKenzie looks well on his way to earning a tour card for next season as he stands atop the Reshuffle List.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the RBC Heritage
GOLF   

Aside from the blown Sunday leads, Matt Kuchar has played very well this year, and his consistency has him sixth in scoring average.

Weekly Preview: RBC Heritage Preview
GOLF   

Lack of experience might have caught up to Jordan Spieth at the Masters, but the 20-year-old should bounce back this week at Harbour Town.

Rounding Third: Difficult Cuts
MLB   

Even though Jake Odorizzi has newfound job security in the Rays' rotation, Jeff Erickson cut him on his NFBC Main Event team.

In Some Depth: Senior Captain
MLB   

Derek Jeter owners will likely be frustrated by the frequent rest The Captain requires during his final season.

Painting the Black: Closing Epidemic
MLB   

Jensen Lewis wonders why teams are pulling the plug so early on their closers this season, particularly in Milwaukee and Oakland.

Playoff Pool Player Rankings
NHL   

Jan Levine expects Jumbo Joe Thornton and the Sharks to make a deep run in the playoffs.

NHL Barometer: An Unlikely Champ?
NHL   

RotoWire's Jan Levine lays out his playoff scenarios in advance of his playoffs player rankings. Will Gabriel Landeskog be hoisting the Conn Smythe at the end of the Cup Finals?

NBA Injury Analysis: Looking to Next Season
NBA   

Athletic trainer and RotoWire's resident injury expert, Jeff Stotts looks at some of the year's biggest injury issues and offers insight into their impact for next season.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Monday
NBA   

There are 10 games on the schedule Monday, and with so many teams resting players, prudent owners should probably use a stars and scrub lineup.

Masters Recap: Bubba Wears Green Again
GOLF   

Bubba Watson was so steady in winning his second Masters he made it a humdrum Sunday at Augusta.

MLB Barometer: Ventura Two-Step
MLB   

Velocity hounds love Yordano Ventura, and that love intensified after a great first start against the Rays. He gets two starts this week. See who else Vlad Sedler gave a thumbs up or thumbs down to this week.

Charging the Mound: Erickson and Liss Talk Baseball
MLB   

Daily Fantasy vs. Season Long, plus Dee Gordon, Matt Kemp, Ryan Braun and other needle-movers two weeks in.

Monday Lineup Card: Fetch Adeiny
MLB   

Hoops Lab: Accountability
NBA   

In what has become a yearly tradition, Andre' Snellings has once again put put his money where his mouth is and gone back through some of the predictions he made in the Hoops Lab earlier in the season to see how well he did.

FAAB Factor-AL: Injuries Creating Opportunities
MLB   

Koji Uehara has been unavailable to pitch the last two games - Andrew Martinez suggests possible replacement options for him and Adrian Beltre, among others.

FAAB Factor-NL: Closer Speculation
MLB   

Jose Valverde blew the save Saturday night against the Angels. Who might be next in line to close if the Mets look for a change? Jason Collette suggests that Gonzalez Germen might be worth a look.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Sunday
NBA   

With seven games on the schedule, there are some sleepers lurking that have opportunities for increased production.

LABR Look: Early Injuries Wreaking Havoc
MLB   

Bobby Colton takes a survey of the early injuries' impact in the Mixed LABR league that he's playing in.

From the Press Box: Early Playoff Matchup Looks
NHL   

Steve Stamkos and the Lightning will match up with the Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs.

NASCAR Barometer: Collecting Darlington Stripes
NASCAR   

Kevin Harvick avoided stripes and collected only a win at Darlington on Saturday.

NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Final Week
NBA   

Stephen Curry and the Warriors have two games in this final week as he tops the Point Guard rankings.

Sunday Daily Puck: It's Curtains
NHL   

As the regular season draws to a close on Sunday, there are still some questions left unanswered.

Waiver Wire: Tips for the Play-off Pool
NHL   

Now that the teams are set, pools will be starting up in rapid fashion. Are you ready?

Pitching Value Meter: Sonny Days in Oakland
MLB   

Sonny Gray, who has a friendly start this week in Houston, is becoming a more complete pitcher this year.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Saturday
NBA   

There are eight games on the schedule for Saturday, so good value players will be important to find in order to finish in the money in fantasy daily games

The Long Game: The Closer Carousel
MLB   

Aroldis Chapman is one of many closers already down. Erik Siegrist offers some alternatives to investing full price on current closers.

NBA Barometer: The Final Verdict
NBA   

Do you require last-second aid in the quest for a title? RotoWire's Eric Caturia has compiled a thorough listing of pickups and drops in the closing NBA Barometer of the season.

Saturday Daily Puck: The Hands Being Dealt
NHL   

All 16 playoff spots are now spoken for. Who plays whom? Who doesn't want to play whom?

Saturday Lineup Card: Josmil Ticket
MLB   

Josmil Pinto went deep again Friday, in his second start of the season at DH.

NHL   

Ty Rattie's making his NHL debut Friday, and someone's a little stoked about it.

NBA Waiver Wire: That's a Wrap
NBA   

In his final Waiver Wire of the season, Charlie Zegers takes a look back at players' value during drafts and whether they lived up to their draft-day price tag this season.

NBA Blog: Rebound & Rant - End-Of-Season Edition
NBA   

In this edition of Rebound & Rant, Ken Crites reveals his pick for surprise fantasy hoops MVP

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Friday
NBA   

With 13 games on the schedule Friday, there are a variety of good value plays to choose from in fantasy daily games

EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Gameweek 34
SOCCER   

With two potentially high-scoring matches in gameweek 34, Yaya Toure grabs the Best XI captain's armband.

Friday Daily Puck: Shanahan To The Rescue!
NHL   

Brendan Shanahan's set to take over as president and savior-in-chief of a Maple Leafs organization in disarray.

Friday Lineup Card: Considering Kelly Johnson
MLB   

Kelly Johnson could be a nice, cheap source of power, at least while Mark Teixeira (hamstring) remains on the DL.

EPL Bargain Bin: Gameweek 34 Value Players
SOCCER   

With Christian Benteke done for the season, one of his teammates makes for an interesting low-cost fantasy play this weekend.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 34
SOCCER   

Sergio Aguero looks set to return from his hamstring injury, just in time for Manchester City's two matches in gameweek 34.

Painting the Black: Bust a Move? Not These Four
MLB   

Evan Gattis has a great opportunity to be the Braves' everyday starting catcher, but Jensen Lewis is skeptical that it will work out.

Mound Musings: How to Find the Next Closer
MLB   

Jim Johnson is already out in Oakland, but what should owners look for in closers-in-waiting?

Fielkow's Law: Drew and Morales Still Looking for New Teams
MLB   

Interest Could Increase as Injuries Mount

Minor League Barometer: Jay Takes Flight
MLB   

If Blue Jays pitching prospect Aaron Sanches can fine tune his control, he could be up sooner than later.

DraftKings MLB: Value Plays For The Week
MLB   

Jerry Donabedian breaks down the top value plays on DraftKings for the third week of the season

The Daily Duel: Harper To Heat Up
MLB   

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

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday
NBA   

With only two games on the slate Thursday, finding good value sleepers will likely be the difference as to whether or not you finish in the money

Thursday Daily Puck: Back In Black
NHL   

Kris Letang is back for the Pens, Horton scores without playing, and the case is made for Erik Haula.

Thursday Lineup Card: Solarte Sizzles
MLB   

Yangervis Solarte has been a very pleasant surprise early on for the Yankees.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 34
SOCCER   

With two matches this gameweek, including an enticing home game against Sunderland, Yaya Toure tops this week's rankings.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Masters
GOLF   

Roberto Castro, Masters winner? He certainly fits the bill in this season of random winners on the PGA Tour.

Behind the Numbers: Is Brandon Belt's Power for Real?
MLB   

The answer to that and more as this week's edition tackles some early season observations.

Advanced Stats Analysis: Performance Meters (MM and RPM)
NBA   

RotoWire's Michael Chua looks to the numbers to find new methods to use to measure a player's current impact and value in fantasy. Read his introduction to the Momentum Meter and Relative Performance Meter.

DraftKings NBA: Value Plays for the Week
NBA   

Dave Loughran offers up some good value daily games plays for the week

Fantasy 101: How To Win On DraftStreet (Basic Strategy)
MLB   

Michael Rathburn dishes out everything you need to know to come out on top of fantasy daily games on DraftStreet.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday
NBA   

There are 12 games on the schedule Wednesday, so there are a number of good value fantasy options for daily games players

Bojanglesí Southern 500 Preview: The Darlington Stripe
NASCAR   

No driver in the series is hotter on the larger ovals than Brad Keselowski, who could have a career night at the Lady in Black.

Wednesday Lineup Card: Moore Trouble Ahead?
MLB   

The news surfacing late Tuesday that Matt Moore is reportedly dealing a torn UCL and may need Tommy John surgery could spell doom for the Rays.

Diamond Cuts: Strain vs. Sprain
MLB   

Yasiel Puig's thumb injury inspired Jeff Stotts' annual lecture on the difference between a sprain and a strain.

Wednesday Daily Puck: Back On Ice In Dallas
NHL   

Columbus and Dallas resume the March 10 contest against Columbus in the wake of the Rich Peverly injury

Masters Preview: A Dangerous Combination
GOLF   

Adam Scott's win last year was no fluke, and he returns this year with the confidence of a major champion. That's a dangerous combination.

Collette Calls: Moore Has Been Less
MLB   

The Rays placed Matt Moore on the disabled list Tuesday, but there have been underlying concerns simmering with his velocity. Jason Collette takes a closer look.

NBA Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Tuesday
NBA   

There are six games on the schedule for Tuesday, and RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian gives his best value plays of the night.

Minor League Barometer: Ready to Shine
MLB   

Dominate in the minors, Jake Odorizzi is the No. 5 starter for the Rays, seizing the opportunity due to the injury to Jeremy Hellickson.

FanDuel NBA: Value Plays for the Week
NBA   

RotoWire's Kevin Payne runs through some of the value plays he'll be looking to use in lineups on FanDuel this week.

Tuesday Lineup Card: Open Pandora's Brox
MLB   

Jonathan Broxton is expected to be activated Tuesday and assume the Reds' closing role in the absence of Aroldis Chapman.

NASCAR Barometer: Even the Rain is Bigger in Texas
NASCAR   

Rain forced a Monday running of the Duck Commander 500, and Joey Logano took the Sprint Cup race by the scruff of the neck.

Neutral Zone Wrap: Streit Talk
NHL   

Mark Streit has had some quiet stretches with the Flyers this season despite a pretty good overall season. Evan Berofsky suggests that those scoring droughts could occur with more frequency next season.

FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
NHL   

With teams like the Penguins resting key players in Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby as the playoffs approach, Michael Clifford looks at some unheralded names who may gain value in the season's final week.

Majors Value Meter: Masters Rankings
GOLF   

Is this Rory McIlroy's year to win the Masters? He's never finished better than T15, but he has all the shots to contend at Augusta.

In Some Depth: It's Getting Ugly
MLB   

After an impressive spring, Dan Uggla's first week of 2014 looked more like his 2013 campaign. Ryan Eisner takes a look in the return of In Some Depth.

Category Strategy: Great Production at a Discount
NBA   

In his final Category Strategy of the season, RotoWire's James Anderson takes a look back on the season to appreciate those players who produced far beyond their draft-day price tag.

NBA Injury Analysis: Hobbled T-Wolves
NBA   

Jeff Stotts breaks down the injuries to key players on the Timberwolves, David Lee, and others.

Fantasy 101: How To Win On DraftKings (Basic Strategy)
MLB   

Michael Rathburn provides you with everything you need to know in order to come out ahead playing daily fantasy games on DraftKings.

Houston Open Recap: Kuchar's Collapses
GOLF   

Matt Kuchar collapsed down the stretch for the second straight week, opening the way for a relative unknown to emerge in Matt Jones.

NFL   

Jesse Siegel returns with a new first round projection, with post-free agency adjustments made.

Rounding Third: Week 2 Primer, FAAB Results
MLB   

Matt Kemp had a huge game Sunday night, but he and the Dodgers have only five games this week. See what else is noteworthy on the schedule, and the results from bidding in the NFBC and major expert leagues this week.

Frozen Fantasy: Looking Ahead
NHL   

In addition to sharing her pickups to target for the stretch run, Janet Eagleson explains why Sidney Crosby and the Penguins won't be a part of her playoff pool bankroll.

FAAB Factor-AL: On the Right Foot
MLB   

Abraham Almonte got the Mariners' season started right and hasn't let up yet. Andrew Martinez suggests how much you should bid on him in this week's article.

From the Press Box: Turmoil in Toronto
NHL   

Could Nazem Kadri be on the trade block this summer for the Leafs?

FAAB Factor-NL: NL Closer Chaos
MLB   

How much should you bid on K-Rod and the other newly minted closers in the NL? Jan Levine gives you the scoop in this week's article.