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Beat DVR Recap: Waiting on Closers
February 26th
What should you do if you don't get an elite closer like Kenley Jansen on draft day? Derek VanRiper tries to solve the puzzle in the wake of his 'Beat DVR League' draft.
First Base Tiers
First Base Tiers
February 3rd
February 3rd
Is Freddie Freeman on the brink of becoming the best first baseman in fantasy? Derek VanRiper breaks down the position by tier for the upcoming season.
Statcast Year 3: Hits & Misses
January 29th
Derek VanRiper looks at 2017 Statcast data in hopes of unearthing the next Aaron Judge (or Ryan Zimmerman).
Catcher Tiers
Catcher Tiers
January 18th
January 18th
Paying up for a top-three catcher looks very appealing as Derek VanRiper breaks down his catcher rankings by tier.
Back to Cincy
Back to Cincy
June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017
Eric Thames has feasted on Cincinnati pitching in 2017 and he's cheap again Tuesday. Derek VanRiper breaks down the 15-game slate.
Come Sale Away
Come Sale Away
June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017
Derek VanRiper looks at Tuesday's slate and wonders if there is a viable cash-game option other than Chris Sale.
Back on the Cole Train?
Back on the Cole Train?
June 13, 2017
June 13, 2017
Derek VanRiper considers the possibility of Gerrit Cole turning things around as a GPP option on Tuesday's 15-game slate.
Banking on Big Maple
Banking on Big Maple
June 6, 2017
June 6, 2017
Derek VanRiper looks at the 15-game Tuesday night slate with the hope of getting a big night from Big Maple, Seattle lefty James Paxton.
June Starting Pitcher Rankings: Risers and Fallers
June 5, 2017
Derek VanRiper re-ranks the starting pitchers with two months of the 2017 season in the books.
Sale Returns to Chicago
May 30, 2017
Derek VanRiper looks at the 14-game main slate for Tuesday night, which features Chris Sale's return to the south side of Chicago.
Building the Machine
Building the Machine
May 23, 2017
May 23, 2017
Derek VanRiper adds a pair of new tables to the mix while breaking down Tuesday's 15-game slate.
Closer Watch
Closer Watch
May 18, 2017
May 18, 2017
As ninth-inning roles turn over due to poor performance and injuries, Derek VanRiper shares his updated closer rankings.
Go for Goldy
Go for Goldy
May 16, 2017
May 16, 2017
Derek VanRiper looks at a smaller than usual 13-game Tuesday night slate.
DFS Thoughts - 5/3
DFS Thoughts - 5/3
May 3, 2017
May 3, 2017
Derek VanRiper tries to break out of a recent slump with a huge 14-game Wednesday night slate.
Selling Schwarber? + 5/2 DFS
May 2, 2017
Is it time to sell Kyle Schwarber? Derek VanRiper considers it, and looks at Tuesday's 15-game slate.
Slow Starters & 5/1 DFS Breakdown
May 1, 2017
Derek VanRiper breaks down Monday's 11-game slate, and takes a closer look at a few slow starters, including Alex Bregman.
DFS Breakdown - 4/28
DFS Breakdown - 4/28
April 28, 2017
April 28, 2017
Derek VanRiper breaks down a heavy 15-game Friday night slate.
DFS Breakdown - 4/27
DFS Breakdown - 4/27
April 27, 2017
April 27, 2017
Paul Goldschmidt and the D-backs look to tee off on Jered Weaver at Chase Field on Thursday night. Derek VanRiper takes a quick look at the four-game night slate.
DFS Breakdown - 4/26
DFS Breakdown - 4/26
April 26, 2017
April 26, 2017
Another rainout Wednesday took one of the best starting pitching options of the board, but Derek VanRiper has a few backup plans in mind for Wednesday's slate.
DFS Breakdown - 4/25
DFS Breakdown - 4/25
April 25, 2017
April 25, 2017
With one rainout already confirmed, Derek VanRiper breaks down the rest of Tuesday's 13-game slate.
Building Around Four Arms
Building Around Four Arms
April 10, 2017
April 10, 2017
Derek VanRiper looks back at his NFBC Main Event draft strategy, which featured pitchers with each of his first four picks. Can it work?
When Auction Plans Go Wrong
March 28, 2017
What do you do when an auction doesn't start off as planned? Derek VanRiper shares his experience from Saturday's Tout Wars Mixed League Auction.
Job Battles A-Z (v. 2.0)
Job Battles A-Z (v. 2.0)
March 23, 2017
March 23, 2017
Derek VanRiper checks in on the key job battles for all 30 teams as the final week of spring training approaches.
Punting Batting Average
Punting Batting Average
March 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
Derek VanRiper considers the roster construction process without worrying about batting average.
NL LABR Review
NL LABR Review
March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017
DVR enters 2017 without a $30 player on his NL LABR roster, but could Trevor Story prove to be an early value in Year 2 at $26?
AL LABR Review
AL LABR Review
March 9, 2017
March 9, 2017
Clay Link reviews his AL LABR auction. What was the plan going in? Did he ute?
Job Battles A-Z
Job Battles A-Z
February 28, 2017
February 28, 2017
Derek VanRiper takes a team-by-team look around the league at important job battles as spring training games are now underway.
Finding Steals, AL Edition
Finding Steals, AL Edition
February 21, 2017
February 21, 2017
In the second of a two-part series, Derek VanRiper takes a team-by-team look at the potential sources of steals for each American League team.
Finding Steals, NL Edition
Finding Steals, NL Edition
February 13, 2017
February 13, 2017
In the first of a two-part series, Derek VanRiper takes a team-by-team look at the potential sources of steals for each National League team.
Building Around Kershaw
Building Around Kershaw
January 30, 2017
January 30, 2017
Derek VanRiper looks back at his team from the FSTA Draft and considers the implications of drafting Clayton Kershaw in Round 1.