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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.
November 10, 2017
The Z Files: By the Time I Get Back From Phoenix
Todd Zola recaps some of his thoughts and takeaways from this year's First Pitch Forum, including whether speedsters like Dee Gordon are more valuable in the new power-saturated landscape.
October 12, 2017
The Z Files: The Problem With Early Projedictions
Todd Zola is resigned to having to generate next year's projections far earlier than he'd like, but that won't stop him from digging into the factors that fueled Scooter Gennett's power surge.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Thursday-Friday Picks
Adam Zdroik reviews the slate comprised of Thursday's NLDS finale and Friday's ALCS opener, and likes Kris Bryant's chances of coming up big and leading the Cubs into the next round.
October 9, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Monday Picks
Adam Zdroik surveys Monday's slate and expects more fireworks between the Astros and Red Sox, making Jose Altuve a must-start.
October 5, 2017
The Z Files: Making My Pitch For KDS Draft Slots
Todd Zola looks at data from the 2017 NFBC Main Event leagues to determine his optimal draft slots. and finds that Corey Kluber was on a lot of championship rosters.
September 30, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Saturday Values
With the Braves sending Lucas Sims to the mound Saturday, RotoWire's Juan Carlos Blanco is all about paying up for Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton.
September 27, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Wrapping Up 2017
Dave Regan checks in for the final time this season, using his rumblings to hand out some hardware to the majors' top players.
September 28, 2017
The Z Files: Arms and the Man
Todd Zola offers different strategies for assembling a competitive pitching staff as he preps for his first 2018 draft, and notes that Clayton Kershaw can no longer be considered in a tier of his own.
September 24, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
With Tyler Skaggs on the mound for the Angels on Sunday, Juan Blanco is looking to take advantage with Astros outfielder George Springer.
FantasyDraft MLB: Sunday Values
Paul Goldschmidt has been hitting righties well this season, and a home game against the Marlins on Sunday should keep that going.
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 20, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Things I Wonder About as the Season Winds Down
Dave Regan focuses his rumblings on things that he's wondering about as the 2017 campaign draws to a close, like whether this season's performance by Giancarlo Stanton is his new norm.
September 21, 2017
The Z Files: With the 12th Pick...
Todd Zola looks ahead to his first 2018 draft and the wealth of options he and DVR have on the table for their first two picks, potentially including oft-injured superstar Bryce Harper.
September 19, 2017
MLB Barometer: Looking to 2018: Starting Pitchers
Vlad Sedler uses his MLB Barometer this week to bring us his
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 15, 2017
Oak's Corner: 2018 First Rounders
Scott Jenstad chooses his top picks for 2018, featuring Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon who currently ranks top in the 10 in MLB in batting average, runs scored and homers, and is in the top 25 in RBI.
September 13, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Value Plays
Chris Bennett is rolling the dice with the Cubs' Kyle Schwarber at home against Matt Harvey and the Mets on Wednesday.
FantasyDraft MLB: Wednesday Values
Matt Harvey has been very hit or miss this season, and Greg Vara is expecting the latter Wednesday against the Cubs, which pushes him toward Kris Bryant.
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 8, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Friday Values
Greg Vara recommends Astros star second baseman Jose Altuve on the road in Oakland for Friday's FanDuel slate.
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Christopher Olson is rolling with Mariners veteran Robinson Cano on the road against Ricky Nolasco and the Angels.
FantasyDraft MLB: Friday Values
Juan Carlos Blanco brings us his selections for Friday's slate, kicking things off with Nats ace Max Scherzer at home against the Phillies.
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.
Giancarlo Stanton continues to crush the ball, and Juan Blanco explains why Saturday is another day to pay up for the Marlins slugger.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Saturday Picks
Albert Pujols has been hitting well of late, and he provides some nice salary savings to help fit in two elite pitchers Saturday.
August 28, 2017
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Hamstring Strains
Jeff Stotts uses New York Met Yoenis Cespedes’ and St. Louis Cardinal Jedd Gyorko’s hamstring injuries to highlight the difficulty healing process involved with this muscle group.
Adam Zdroik sifts through Monday's slate and expects the struggling Carlos Gonzalez to provide some value at home against Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann.
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 22, 2017
MLB Barometer: Six Weeks Left
Vlad Sedler explores the MLB landscape in this week's edition of the Barometer, honing in on Rougned Rodor of the Rangers as one of his risers with six weeks left in the season.
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