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November 16, 2017
The Z Files: 2018 Pitching Tiers
Todd Zola gives a peek at his initial pitching tiers for next season and discusses whether Madison Bumgarner still belongs among the elite.
October 14, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Saturday Picks
Aaron Judge has struggled in the playoffs, but he can make a big impact on a single pitch, which is why Greg Vara likes him Saturday against the Astros.
September 27, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
Christopher Olson looks over Wednesday's slate and finds Ryan Braun in a premium matchup against the struggling Homer Bailey as the Brewers try to stay in the NL playoff picture.
September 23, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Season Finale
Todd Zola files one last pitcher ranking as the 2017 season enters its final week. Rotations are in flux, making it a difficult week to rank the starters.
September 22, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Christopher Olson delivers his picks for Friday's DraftKings slate, rolling with the Cards' Dexter Fowler on the road in Pittsburgh.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Friday Picks
In Friday’s slate of games, Chris Bennett likes Giants catcher Buster Posey, who hits well against lefty pitchers and has hit .321 in 15 September games.
September 16, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Two-Start Aces in Thin Supply
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw is one of the few aces who will have two starts.
September 9, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: All Aces for Indians
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Indians' aces both get a pair of starts against AL Central foes.
September 2, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Keuchel Leads Astros
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as Houston's Dallas Keuchel finds himself atop the AL with two starts against division foes.
August 26, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Looking for Top Sale
Todd Zola ranks this week's projected starters, as Chris Sale enters a two-start week looking to rebound from a disastrous outing.
August 19, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Dodgers Duo on Top
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Dodgers boats two dominate hurlers while much of the league deals with injuries.
August 16, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Chris Bennett explores his best value picks for Wednesday's slate, including the White Sox's Carlos Rodon on the bump in Chavez Ravine.
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
Sasha Yodashkin explores Wednesday's DraftKings slate, suggesting the Tribe's Carlos Santana on the road in Minneapolis as a solid option at first base.
FantasyDraft MLB: Wednesday Values
Kris Bryant has multiple hits in six of his last eight games, and he could be a foundational piece for a Cubs stack Wednesday against the Reds.
August 12, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: MadBum's Back
Todd Zola ranks this week's starters as Madison Bumgarner is back atop the pitching list after three consecutive strong starts.
August 11, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Friday Values
Juan Carlos Blanco delivers his best plays for Friday's slate, including Dodgers hitting machine Justin Turner at home against the Padres.
August 5, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Sale of the Week
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitching as Boston's Chris Sale gets a double dip of the Rays and Yankees.
July 30, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Andrew McCutchen's success against lefties makes him a solid fantasy option against the Padres' Clayton Richard on Sunday.
July 29, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Duffy's on A Royal Cruise
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the trade deadline threatens to cause havoc. One pitcher sailing smoothly, though, is Danny Duffy, who has dominated since coming off the DL.
July 22, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Dominant deGrom
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers as the Mets' Jacob deGrom looks to continue his dominating run with two starts in pitchers' parks.
July 20, 2017
The Z Files: The Value of a Two-Start Week
Todd Zola digs into his pitcher ranking methodology to determine just how much impact a two-start week can have in place of a single start from a pitcher producing league-average numbers, such as Jake Arrieta.
July 15, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Second-Half Surge for Kershaw?
Todd Zola ranks this week's starting pitchers, as Clayton Kershaw, who looks poised for a second-half surge, is one of the few elite hurlers with two starts.
July 9, 2017
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine runs down the possible waiver-wire options for this week, including the return of Kyle Schwarber to the Cubs.
July 2, 2017
Jan Levine profiles the top waiver-wire pickups for the week, including Randal Grichuk, whose power streak has followed him from the minors back to the Cardinals.
July 1, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Strasburg Hopes to Back Up Last Start
Todd Zola ranks this week's pitchers as Stephen Strasburg, who worked through back spasms last time out, gets two home starts.
June 28, 2017
Christopher Olson surveys Wednesday's slate and expects a resurgent Andrew McCutchen to continue raking against Rays left-hander Blake Snell.
June 27, 2017
MLB Barometer: Top Pitching Trios
Vlad Sedler dives into his MLB Barometer with June coming to a close, focusing on the majors' best starting pitching trios before getting into his regular risers and fallers.
June 24, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Zack on the Attack
Todd Zola ranks this weeks starting pitcher as Arizona's Zack Greinke continues to mow down batters, posting his highest K/9 in nearly a decade.
June 23, 2017
Juan Carlos Blanco brings us his selections for Friday's slate, starting with the Rays' Chris Archer on the bump at home against the Orioles.
June 18, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Michael Conforto has had a rough June, but Chris Bennett explains why the Mets outfielder could thrive Sunday against the Nationals.
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