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January 11, 2018
The Z Files: NL West Playing Time Preview
Todd Zola concludes his tour of playing-time situations in the league with the NL West and wonders what role Archie Bradley will fill in the Diamondbacks' bullpen.
September 25, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Monday Picks
Adam Zdroik takes a look at the slate for the final Monday of the regular season and expects Red Sox phenom Rafael Devers to keep raking.
September 2, 2017
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Jan Levine finds the best waiver additions in the NL this week, but Tyler Glasnow might have to wait just a little longer for a callup.
August 27, 2017
Jan Levine runs down the NL's waiver pickups for this week, including a look at Patrick Corbin, who's in the midst of a lengthy hot stretch.
August 21, 2017
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Sano Suffers Stress Reaction
The Twins haven’t released a recovery timeline for Miguel Sano who has a stress reaction in his left shin, but Jeff Stotts anticipates that it will be longer than 10 days.
August 16, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
Christopher Olson reviews Wednesday's slate and think Marcell Ozuna should be able to continue his success against right-handed pitchers in a matchup against the vulnerable Matt Cain.
July 31, 2017
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Third Time the Charm for Strasburg?
Jeff Stotts offers in-depth analysis on Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who’s on the DL for the third straight season because of a nerve impingement in his throwing elbow.
July 30, 2017
Jan Levine find all the waiver-wire options in the National League this week, including the impending callup of Mets prospect Amed Rosario.
July 23, 2017
Jeff Erickson highlights the top waiver-wire options in the National League, including the arrival of J.D. Martinez from the Tigers.
July 18, 2017
MLB Barometer: Forecasting the Second Half
Vlad Sedler is back with his MLB Barometer after the All-Star break, as he looks toward the second half and which players are poised to help (or hinder) your fantasy squad down the stretch.
July 16, 2017
Jan Levine features this week's waiver-wire prospects, including the big prize for NL-only leagues as Jose Quintana joins the Cubs.
July 9, 2017
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.
June 1, 2017
The Z Files: Rest-of-Season Risers, Hitting Edition
Todd Zola takes a look at the hitters whose outlook for the rest of the year has improved the most from his initial projections, including Mets outfielder Michael Conforto.
May 30, 2017
MLB Barometer: Two Months In
Vlad Sedler delivers his weekly edition of the MLB Barometer, kicking things off with thoughts on Mike Trout's injury before getting into his weekly risers and fallers.
The Wheelhouse: Sale Returns to Chicago
Derek VanRiper looks at the 14-game main slate for Tuesday night, which features Chris Sale's return to the south side of Chicago.
May 28, 2017
Jan Levine advises on this week's waiver-wire pickups as catcher Francisco Cervelli is heating up for the Pirates.
May 24, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: 10 Things I Wonder About
Dave Regan uses his weekly rumblings to explore 10 things he wonders about, like if Twins hurler Jose Berrios is overhyped.
May 23, 2017
MLB Barometer: Catching Lightning in a Bottle
It's MLB Barometer time again, with Vlad Sedler checking in this week about the importance of buying low on the waiver wire while the window of opportunity remains open.
May 21, 2017
Jan Levine profiles this week's NL waiver-wire candidates, including Tommy Joseph, who is heating up in Philadelphia after slow April.
May 16, 2017
MLB Barometer: Profit Off Rockies' Good Problem
Vlad Sedler's weekly look around the majors includes a peek at the good problem the Rockies will soon have, which could make it time for fantasy owners to start shopping Mark Reynolds.
May 14, 2017
Jan Levine digs through the waiver wire to find the top players for NL squads this week, including Milwaukee's Junior Guerra, who is working his way back from an injury in his first start of the year.
May 12, 2017
Oak's Corner: Cargo Struggles in Colorado
Scott Jenstad takes an in-depth look at the week in baseball and examines the hitting struggles of Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez.
May 7, 2017
Jan Levine finds this week's waiver-wire gems, including Arizona pitcher Patrick Corbin, who is still a worthwhile risk despite a blowup last week.
May 4, 2017
The Z Files: Strikeout Rate Surgers and Sliders
Todd Zola looks at hitters who have significantly changed their strikeout rates so far in 2017, and offers a surprising recommendation for those invested in Jose Altuve.
May 3, 2017
The Wheelhouse: DFS Thoughts - 5/3
Derek VanRiper tries to break out of a recent slump with a huge 14-game Wednesday night slate.
May 1, 2017
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Thor Headed for DL
Jeff Stotts says that Mets pitching ace Noah Syndergaard likely suffered a lat strain during Sunday’s start and likely will land on the DL.
April 30, 2017
Jan Levine breaks down the NL waiver wire for the week as David Peralta is tearing it up at the plate for the Diamondbacks.
April 23, 2017
Jan Levine scours the waiver wire for players who can help fantasy teams this week, including St. Louis' Jedd Gyorko, who should get full-time at-bats thanks to injuries to his teammates.
April 17, 2017
MLB Barometer: Don't Get Caught Chasing
In his latest Barometer, Vlad Sedler discusses the benefits of owning elite closers like the Dodgers' Kenley Jansen along with diving into this week's risers and fallers.
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