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November 28, 2017
Collette Calls: What's Next for These Underperforming Pitchers?
Jason Collette looks at pitchers like the Rays' Chris Archer who underperformed their quality of contact last year and what we can expect from them in 2018.
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.
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 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
FantasyDraft MLB: Friday Values
Juan Carlos Blanco checks in with his Friday recommendations, rolling with D-Backs hurler Robbie Ray on the road in San Francisco.
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Christopher Olson delivers his picks for Friday's DraftKings slate, including the Rangers' Rougned Odor on the road in Anaheim.
September 9, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Adam Zdroik reviews Saturday's slate and likes Josh Donaldson to bring some rain as part of a Blue Jays mini-stack against vulnerable Tigers left-hander Chad Bell.
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 7, 2017
Mound Musings: Building a 2018 Draft Value List
If your season is over, Brad Johnson says there’s still work to be done preparing for 2018. This week, he’s focusing on valuable arms that you can buy at a discount in next year’s draft, including Patrick Corbin of the Diamondbacks.
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 28, 2017
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Christopher Olson explores Monday's DraftKings slate, starting things off with the Phillies' Aaron Nola on the bump at home against Atlanta.
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 17, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Value Plays
Kevin Payne is rolling with Joey Gallo of the Rangers as one of his selections for Thursday's slate.
FantasyDraft MLB: Thursday Values
Adam Zdroik gets into his FantasyDraft recommendations for Thursday, leading off with Phillies hurler Aaron Nola on the road in San Fran.
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Picks
Neil Parker explores Thursday's slate, suggesting the Braves' Freddie Freeman on the road at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
August 13, 2017
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays
Nick Castellanos has been red hot over his past few games, and while he has a fairly tough matchup Sunday against the Twins, Juan Blanco explains why he could still provide plenty of fantasy value.
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 6, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Sunday Values
The Cardinals' Matt Carpenter has been very good against right-handed pitching on the road this season, a situation he finds himself in Sunday against the Reds.
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 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
Mound Musings: The Trade Winds Are Blowing
Brad Johnson examines recent pitching trades and what impact it can have on a pitcher’s season. Jose Quintana recently made the cross-town move from the White Sox to the Cubs.
July 16, 2017
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
With the Yankees trotting out Bryan Mitchell for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Red Sox, Sasha Yodashkin likes Andrew Benintendi's fantasy prospects.
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 13, 2017
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: The Second Half Kicks Off
Todd Zola ranks the starting pitchers for this weekend's first post-break games. Corey Kluber lands in the top spot with start at the A's.
July 8, 2017
FantasyDraft MLB: Saturday Values
Rougned Odor has been excellent against right-handed pitching at home this season, a situation he finds himself in Saturday against the Angles.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Saturday Picks
With the Orioles sending Wade Miley to the mound, Greg Vara is looking to stack the Twins, which includes second baseman Brian Dozier.
July 2, 2017
With the Blue Jays sending struggling Joe Biagini to the mound, Greg Vara is looking for Xander Bogaerts to put up a solid fantasy day.
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Curtis Granderson may be a surprising option for Sunday's DraftKings slate, but Chris Olson explains why the Mets outfielder has a great matchup to produce plenty of fantasy points.
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