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MLB Betting: Monday's Best Bets
Yesterday
Michael Rathburn breaks down Monday's slate and offers up several bets to target, including a play on Juan Soto's Total Bases prop as he gets set to face Jack Flaherty and the Cardinals.
MLB Betting: Monday's Best Bets
8 days ago
Michael Rathburn dives into Monday's MLB slate and offers his best bets on the board, including a play on Miami starter Sandy Alcantara's strikeout prop as he gets set to face the Braves in Atlanta.
MLB Betting: Guide To Alternative Bets
14 days ago
Michael Rathburn offers insights into his process with four types of alternative bets that he targets when wagering on baseball, like First Five Inning Team Sides to limit exposure to volatile bullpens.
MLB Betting: Sunday Best Bets
16 days ago
Michael Rathburn likes the Astros to sweep the A's on Sunday in his best bets of the day.
MLB Betting: 2021 American League Preview
33 days ago
Michael Rathburn breaks down every team in the American League and offers his best futures bets. The White Sox are the trendy team in the Central; does that signal a buying opportunity on the undervalued Twins?
MLB Betting: 2021 National League Preview
36 days ago
Michael Rathburn examines the betting markets for every National League team and offers his best bets on the board. Can Jacob deGrom and the Mets come out on top in baseball's toughest division?
DFS MLB 101: June Value Pitchers
June 11, 2019
Michael Rathburn digs for value pitchers, targeting hurlers valued at $9,000 or less. Don't overlook San Diego's Eric Lauer.
DFS Baseball 101: Analyzing Pitcher Ownership in Cash Games
May 30, 2019
Michael Rathburn analyzes the difference between pitcher ownership in cash games vs. tournaments and why it is important.
DFS Baseball 101: Finding Value Pitching
May 14, 2019
Michael Rathburn digs for value pitchers, targeting hurlers valued at $8,000 or less. The way Martin Perez is pitching, he might not last long at that price.
DFS Baseball 101: Data Mining for Stacks
May 7, 2019
Michael Rathburn analyzes trends that DFS players can exploit, like starting Rays hitters on the road against right-handed pitchers.
DFS Baseball 101: Lineup Deconstruction for Tournaments
May 2, 2019
Michael Rathburn deconstructs two tournament lineups he recently played on DraftKings to explains the art of stacking.
DFS Baseball 101: Weak Lineups to Target
April 23, 2019
Michael Rathburn analyzes weak lineups against which starting pitchers should prosper in DFS, including the Angels, who have little other than Mike Trout.
DFS Baseball 101: Finding Value at Starting Pitching
April 16, 2019
Michael Rathburn analyzes under-the-radar pitchers like Caleb Smith who can help DFS owners get into the win column.
DFS Baseball 101: Lineup Construction
April 9, 2019
Michael Rathburn analyzes the first week of DFS baseball and shows how to gain a competitive advantage by focusing on batting orders. How important is batting order?
DraftKings NFL: Week 11 Picks
DraftKings NFL: Week 11 Picks
November 16, 2018
November 16, 2018
Michael Rathburn breaks down the Sunday main slate on DraftKings as David Johnson looks to build on last week's breakout.
DraftKings NFL: Week 10 Picks
November 8, 2018
Michael Rathburn picks the Week 10 DraftKings slate as Ryan Fitzpatrick looks to light up the Redskins.
DraftKings NFL: Week 9 Picks
DraftKings NFL: Week 9 Picks
November 3, 2018
November 3, 2018
Michael Rathburn analyzes the Week 9 slate as Cam Newton looks to put up some big numbers against a porous Tampa Bay defense.
DraftKings NFL: Week 8 Picks
DraftKings NFL: Week 8 Picks
October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018
Michael Rathburn previews the Week 8 DraftKings slate as Andrew Luck should have little problem dismantling the Oakland defense.
DraftKings NFL: Week 7 Picks
DraftKings NFL: Week 7 Picks
October 20, 2018
October 20, 2018
Michael Rathburn breaks down the Week 7 NFL slate as Kirk Cousins looks to take advantage of a beat-up Jets secondary.
DraftKings NFL: Week 6 Picks
DraftKings NFL: Week 6 Picks
October 13, 2018
October 13, 2018
Michael Rathburn picks Week 6 in the NFL as the Matt Ryan and the Falcons are ready for a shootout with the Buccaneers.
DraftKings NFL: Week 5 Picks
October 5, 2018
Michael Rathburn analyzes the Week 5 slate on DraftKings as Falcons-Steelers game looks like a DFS goldmine.
DraftKings NFL: Week 4 Picks
DraftKings NFL: Week 4 Picks
September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018
Michael Rathburn picks the Week 4 DraftKings slate as Jordan Howard and the Bears look to run over a likely weary Bucs defense.
DraftKings NFL: Week 3 Picks
DraftKings NFL: Week 3 Picks
September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018
Michael Rathburn picks the Sunday NFL DraftKings slate as Cam Newton's price continues to fall, presenting a buying opportunity.
DraftKings NFL: Week 2 Picks
DraftKings NFL: Week 2 Picks
September 14, 2018
September 14, 2018
Michael Rathburn picks the Week 2 DraftKings slate, looking to capitalize on Jimmy Garoppolo's matchup with the Lions.
DraftKings NFL: Week 1 Picks
DraftKings NFL: Week 1 Picks
September 7, 2018
September 7, 2018
Michael Rathburn picks the Week 1 NFL slate on DraftKings as A.J. Green and the Bengals look to put up some points on the Colts.
DFS Football 101: Dos and Don'ts
August 30, 2018
Michael Rathburn breaks down the important dos and don'ts for NFL DFS. When should you stack, when should you not?
DFS Football 101: Tips for Preparing for Week 1
August 19, 2018
Michael Rathburn reviews what owners should do now to prepare for Week 1 DFS, including looking for values like New England's Chris Hogan.
DFS Football 101: Get Ready Now
August 10, 2018
Michael Rathburn offers DFS tips as the season approaches. The time is now to start preparing.
DFS Football 101: 2017 Season Review
January 4, 2018
Michael Rathburn reflects on a 2017 fantasy football season that was dominated by injuries. Which players earned a spot on his All-Value Team and which disgraced themselves to the All-Bust Team?
DFS Football 101: FanDuel Online Championship Strategy
December 13, 2017
Michael Rathburn breaks down his lineups from the $4 Million FanDuel Online Championship and explains his strategy. How much cash did he win?
DFS Football 101: Multi-Lineup Strategy for Qualifiers
December 6, 2017
Michael Rathburn analyzes the lineups he used for FanDuel's qualifiers to get into this week's big $4 million Fan Championship. Which strategy worked best?
DFS Football 101: Lessons Learned for 2017
November 29, 2017
Michael Rathburn looks at the data from this season and how it might dictate the rest of the season. With offense down, what does that mean for choosing a DFS defense?
DFS Football 101: FanDuel Lineup Review
November 22, 2017
Michael Rathburn breaks down the ins and outs of his Week 11 lineup and shows how he lapped the field in the RotoWire weekly contest yet again.
DFS Football 101: RotoWire Staff Contest Strategy
November 15, 2017
Michael Rathburn analyzes his strategy in RotoWire's weekly staff DFS contest. Find out how he approaches his tournament-style lineup.
DFS Football 101: FanDuel WR Tourney Strategy
November 8, 2017
Michael Rathburn analyzes the wide receiver position on FanDuel and shows how to narrow the choices for tournaments to players who will pay off.
DFS Football 101: FanDuel RB Tourney Strategy
November 1, 2017
Michael Rathburn analyzes the running back position on FanDuel and shows how to narrow the choices for tournaments to 4-6 key players.
DFS Football 101: FanDuel QB Review
October 24, 2017
Michael Rathburn analyzes the early season results from FanDuel to find out which quarterbacks are paying off most for DFS owners.
DFS Football 101: Building a Weekly Regimen
October 16, 2017
Michael Rathburn lays out his weekly routine for maximizing success in DFS.
DFS Football 101: DraftKings Cash-Game Breakdown
October 10, 2017
Michael Rathburn reviews what it took to win DraftKings' Week 5 cash game, breaking down player ownership and values. What rosters fared the best?
DFS Football 101: Q&A with DK's World Championship Qualifier
October 4, 2017
Michael Rathburn interviews the big winner in DraftKings' World Championship Qualifier. How did he win? Who did he play? Find out that and more.
DFS Football 101: Analyzing Cash-Game Contests
September 25, 2017
Michael Rathburn shows owners how to analyze cash-game contests after they are completed and what to learn from them.
DFS Football 101: Building a Cash Game System, Part 2
September 18, 2017
Michael Rathburn reveals his guidelines for selecting tight ends, defenses and kickers in cash-game formats.
DFS Football 101: Building a Cash Game System
September 11, 2017
Michael Rathburn lays out his guidelines for choosing QBs, RBs and WRs to play in cash games.
DFS Football 101: Week 1 Cash Game Strategy
September 7, 2017
Michael Rathburn walks through his strategy for cash games for Week 1 on FanDuel. Find out if he's paying up at quarterback or looking for a bargain.
DFS Football 101: DFS Starter Kit, Part 3
August 23, 2017
Michael Rathburn continues his series for new DFS players, focusing on which sites and slates to play. Which slate gives the new player the best chance to win?
DFS Football 101: DFS Starter Kit, Part 2
August 18, 2017
Michael Rathburn shows fantasy owners how best to construct DFS lineups and how to manage their salary cap on DraftKings and FanDuel.
DFS Football 101: DFS Football Starter Kit
August 11, 2017
Michael Rathburn breaks down the basics for playing DFS football and explains why beginners should start practicing lineups now.
DFS Baseball 101: Bullpen Report April-July
August 2, 2017
Michael Rathburn charts the effectiveness of bullpens, which is often overlooked by DFS players. Which bullpens should you target, and which should you avoid?
DFS Baseball 101: $2,000 Hitter Strategy
July 26, 2017
Michael Rathburn details how to approach minimum salary hitters on FanDuel and points out potential values like Tampa Bay outfielder Mallex Smith.
DFS Baseball 101: First-Half Team Batting Reports
July 19, 2017
Michael Rathburn looks at which teams were the best value from a salary perspective in the first half of the season. The results for some teams, like the Rockies, likely will surprise DFS players.