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The Z Files: Catching Targets
December 6th
Todd Zola looks for early-draft value at fantasy's weakest position and finds he's a little more optimistic than the market on Salvador Perez.
The Z Files: Early Market Disagreements Part Two
November 30th
Todd Zola looks at five players he's not willing to spend current market price on, including rising Rays ace Blake Snell.
The Z Files: Early Market Disagreements
November 23rd
Todd Zola takes another look at five players he's more bullish on than the market right now, and thinks a better season from the Arizona offense could help Paul Goldschmidt regain some of his luster.
The Z Files: What Is a Projection?
November 16th
Todd Zola examines the philosophy behind player projections, and looks at why having a projected stat line for Anthony Rendon doesn't necessarily help you judge whether he's a good fit for the roster you're constructing.
The Z Files: Historical Top 200
November 10th
Todd Zola takes a look at the end-of-season top-200 performers over the last five years and thinks Charlie Blackmon's being discounted too heavily in early drafts given his track record.
The Z Files: Early Top 15 Pitchers
November 1st
Todd Zola offers his initial list of the top arms heading into 2019, and doesn't think Luis Severino's second half is a good enough reason to keep him out of the top 10.
The Z Files: Early Top 15 Hitters
October 25th
Todd Zola lists his initial top 15 fantasy hitters heading into 2019, and warns against jumping the gun on assuming a big regression from Jose Ramirez.
The Z Files: Early Player Pool Observations
October 18th
Todd Zola offers his early thoughts on the shape of the 2019 player pool and suggests that J.T. Realmuto may be the only catcher left worth an early-round investment.
The Z Files: Looking Back at 2018 Park Factors
October 11th
Todd Zola runs park factors from the recently concluded campaign and takes a look at the impact the Chase Field humidor had on sluggers like Paul Goldschmidt.
The Z Files: Mad About Max
October 4th
Todd Zola looks at his strategy for drafting an ace heading into the first NFBC league of the 2019 season, and wonders how early might be too early for Max Scherzer.
The Z Files: Confession Time
September 28th
Todd Zola looks back at a couple of tough years in showcase leagues and wonders if he's been relying too heavily on projected breakouts from young players like Luis Castillo.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Rocks on Top in Final Week
September 22nd
Todd Zola ranks the final week's hitters as the Rockies get a full week of games, all of which should be meaningful.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Season Finale
September 22nd
Todd Zola ranks starting pitchers for the season's final week, which likely will be chaotic as usual. But not for Max Scherzer, who is pitching for a Cy Young.
The Z Files: Navigating the Home Stretch
September 20th
Todd Zola looks at some factors that could impact playing time over the final days of the season, such as whether Mookie Betts will stay in the lineup to try and win a batting title or rest up for the playoffs.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Rays will Shine
September 15th
Todd Zola ranks the week's hitting as the Rays should be in for a great week against a bunch of soft arms.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Two-Start Options Abound
September 15th
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching, which is packed with two-start quality arms, including Tampa Bay Cy Young candidate Blake Snell.
The Z Files: Finding a Final Boost
September 13th
Todd Zola looks at some under-the-radar hitters who could provide your lineup with crucial late-season production, including the Royals' Adalberto Mondesi.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: On the Road Again
September 8th
Todd Zola ranks the week's hitting as the Diamondbacks, Dodgers and Marlins are on the road for seven games.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Few Elite Two-Start Options
September 8th
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitchers as the Indians' Corey Kluber is one of the few top arms with two starts.
The Z Files: Streaming Pitchers for Fun and Profit
September 6th
Todd Zola digs into team hitting splits to try and figure out the best spots in which to stream marginal pitchers during your stretch run, such as the Braves' Julio Teheran.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Jays Home Cooking
September 1st
Todd Zola ranks the week's hitting as the Blue Jays get a full week of home cooking in Toronto.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Tenuous September Schedule
September 1st
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching, which is more tenuous than usual with September callups, but Mike Clevinger continues to step up for the Indians.
The Z Files: Prepping For the Stretch Run, Part Four
August 31st
Todd Zola completes his look at players and strategies that can move the needle over the final weeks of the season and wonders if Josh Donaldson will find himself in a new uniform.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Big Week for Bombers
August 25th
Todd Zola ranks the week's hitting as this is the week for the Yankees to make a move with the Tigers and White Sox coming to town.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Plenty of Two-Start Options
August 25th
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching as fantasy owners should have plenty of two-start options, including Arizona's Patrick Corbing, who draws a couple lineups that struggle against lefties.
The Z Files: Prepping For the Stretch Run, Part Three
August 25th
Todd Zola provides some information you may not have considered to help with crucial roster decisions and notes that Aaron Hicks and the Yankees have the busiest remaining schedule in the league.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: No Sale for Tribe
August 18th
Todd Zola ranks the week's hitting as the Indians take on the Red Sox in a four-game at Fenway in the marquee series. But the Tribe will miss Chris Sale.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Cole on Top
August 18th
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching as Gerrit Cole is back on top with a pair of starts against the AL West.
The Z Files: Prepping For the Stretch Run, Part Two
August 16th
Todd Zola looks at how feasible it is to make up ground in ERA and WHIP over the final quarter of the season, and how much a top reliever like Andrew Miller can help you do it.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Braves' Eight-Game Week
August 11th
Todd Zola ranks the week's hitting as the Braves get eight games with a doubleheader on the schedule.