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Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 21 (American League)

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (8/24/16): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome back RotoBallers. We've got a fun day on tap, with all 30 teams in play and five day games starting at 12:35 ET. Since Astros-Pirates is only available in All-Day formats, I will be leaving that contest out of this article. There's plenty of aces on board though, including Jose Fernandez, Yu Darvish, Johnny Cueto and... Read More

3 years ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers in Week 21: Buy or Sell?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in contact rate over the last seven days. The tool can be found here. Keep in mind, any statistic being viewed in such a small sample size... Read More

3 years ago

Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups: Outfield

We're approaching the end of August and you know what that means -- top prospect promotions for flailing teams! In the course of a week, the Yankees went from being the most floundering team in the league to the one with the brightest future. That's what strong play from the likes of Aaron Judge and... Read More

3 years ago

K-Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 21: Buy or Sell?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in a pitcher's strikeout rate over the last thirty days. The tool is for Premium subscribers only, and can be found here. Missing bats is the #1 way a... Read More

3 years ago

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (8/23/16): MLB DFS Advice

Oh, were do I even begin discussing Tuesday's slate? I guess I'll start with the schedule and layout. Every single team is in action today (15 games) and every single game will be played under the lights - AKA the optimal DFS night. Looking at the matchups, well, there's the good, bad and everything in... Read More

3 years ago


DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (8/23/16): MLB DFS Advice

We have a full slate on a Tuesday night! There are elite pitchers throwing, but also scrubs that it would be wise to use offenses against. This should be a great, high scoring night of fantasy baseball. In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball MLB lineup picks for DraftKings... Read More

3 years ago

Dynasty Review: Deep Fantasy League Advice for Week 21

We're into the final quarter-season of fantasy baseball. Teams are starting to dig deep as they try to get a read on the future of their franchise. Fantasy owners will need to remain nimble. Whether you're a contender or a rebuilder, snagging quality players off the waiver wire is an important part of August and... Read More

3 years ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (8/22/16): MLB DFS Advice

Only eight games are on Monday's slate, so options at certain positions, particularly pitcher, will be a bit limited. Still, DraftKings has contests using all of the evening games, or just the later ones. Note that the afternoon game between the Dodgers and the Reds is not included in the DraftKings contests. In this article, I... Read More

3 years ago

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (8/22/16): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome back RotoBallers. It's another week, another dollar on FanDuel with nine games on deck, although Dodgers-Reds is at 12:35 ET and only featured in all-day formats. For the purpose of this article, I will be focusing on the main slate starting at 7:05 ET. In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy... Read More

3 years ago

Week 21 Waiver Wire: First Base (1B) and Third Base (3B)

Is it really almost September? It seems like just yesterday that we were all expecting the tandem of Byung Ho Park and Miguel Sano to lead the Twins to the promised land...or at least hit a laughable amount of homers. Okay, so maybe that was just me. Regardless, we're bearing down on the end of... Read More

3 years ago


Overrated/Underrated Week 20: Starting Pitchers

No matter the format of your league, now is a critical time for contenders. Your team is either vying for a playoff spot or, in year-long formats, making a push for the top of the rankings. From here on out, the remainder of the season is a small sample size. There's merit to throwing caution... Read More

3 years ago

MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Fantasy Rankings for Impact Rookies (Week 21)

What a week for prospects! Dansby Swanson was promoted by Atlanta, Yulieski Gurriel was promoted by Houston and Alex Bregman is starting to look like a stud again. Obviously there are going to be some owners scared of Gurriel just because every Houston Astros’ prospect promoted this season has struggled early, but the recent hot... Read More

3 years ago

Top Hitter Waiver Wire Streamers for Week 21

Whether it’s because of an injury or poor performance, there are always opportunities to stream players off the waiver wire. The best players to stream are those who are under-owned and face appealing match-ups for the upcoming week. Here are five players who are readily available in Fleaflicker leagues and have attractive match-ups during the... Read More

3 years ago

Week 21 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers. As always, we are here to help with pitcher matchups every week of the season and help win some leagues.Below are all of the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 21, including our recommendation on whether to start or sit them for your fantasy baseball teams. Next to each matchup below, we also have... Read More

3 years ago

Week 21 Waiver Wire: Starting Pitchers

We are getting dangerously close to entering the last month of the fantasy baseball season. That means that every single move and every single stream one makes probably has a huge ripple effect on their season. Keep this in mind when you're navigating late August, but at the same time you've gotta risk it to... Read More

3 years ago


Champ or Chump: What to Make of Tim Anderson, David Dahl, and Trea Turner

By this stage of the season, there is no such thing as a perfect fantasy move. Every player available to you has warts, be they a lack of track record, unacceptable strikeout rate, or surface stats unsupported by underlying metrics. That first group is the focus of this week's column, as we look at three... Read More

3 years ago

Top 5 Two-Start Pitcher Streamers For Week 21

A wise fantasy baseball manager never rests. He is never satisfied with his team and is always on the hunt for the player that can help in both the present and future. For this article, we’ll focus on the present, as we present the top pitcher streamers who’ll be making two outings this week. We do this every week,... Read More

3 years ago

Poetry in Motion: The Development of Robbie Ray

The NL strikeout king next season could turn out to be a player with a 6-11 record and 4.47 ERA. (Let's just assume Clayton Kershaw is still hurt in 2017 for this exercise). In the last 30 days, basically the entire second half to this point, Arizona Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray has more strikeouts than... Read More

3 years ago

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 20 (National League)

As the second half progresses, new names keep surfacing for fantasy owners to watch. Contenders are calling up top prospects, looking for an added boost to their lineups. The lesser teams are taking a hard look at any and all options in an effort to build for the future. Below are several players that haven't been fantasy relevant... Read More

3 years ago

Week 20 Rookie Roundup: Recently Promoted Prospects

Take a look at some of those Astros’ prospects starting to produce. A.J. Reed has hit three dingers already and Alex Bregman followed up his first career bomb with another one the following day. Sure Joe Musgrove got roughed up a bit, but a) It came against Baltimore and b) He has been stellar to... Read More

3 years ago


Bullpen Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 20

With the trade deadline in the rear-view mirror, buyers and sellers have made the moves to thrust their team in their respective directions. While holds are even tougher to predict than saves, the players we’ll highlight today include some elite setup men that have proven to be closer candidates to target off the Waiver Wire... Read More

3 years ago

Checking In: Top MLB Prospect Call-Ups and Their Fantasy Baseball Outlooks

Typically, in this article I update you on some hot prospects and their outlook for the rest of season. This week and for the next two weeks, I'll fill you in on some prospects who are likely to be September call-ups who will get an opportunity to shine in the last month of the season. As... Read More

3 years ago

Week 20 Buy and Sell for Fantasy Baseball

Even with the trade deadline having passed in most leagues, this is the most fun time of the year to be a fantasy owner. The stakes are high, and the difference between a championship and heartbreak can be as small as making one transaction at the right time. Lucky for you, RotoBaller has all the... Read More

3 years ago

Trending Waiver Wire Pickups - To Add, Or Not To Add?

With the default trade deadline having passed on all of the major platforms, fantasy owners’ sole recourse to improve their rosters down the stretch is our old friend, the waiver wire. It can be instructive to consult recent transaction trends, but sometimes it’s better not to follow the wisdom of the crowds. Today, we’ll discuss... Read More

3 years ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (8/18/16): MLB DFS Advice

The Colorado Rockies are no longer playing in Coors Field. In fact, they are not playing at all. That does not mean that the Washington Nationals are out of the equation, however. I always look for opportunities to stack, and I'll be sharing my thoughts on those plays with you. In this article, I will be providing... Read More

3 years ago


FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (8/18/16): MLB DFS Advice

Nice little Thursday we have lined up here - with just two of the eleven games scheduled taking place during the day, we've got a nine game main slate on our hands. I say that with excitement, because although we don't have the plethora of options a Tuesday or Wednesday gives us, nine games at... Read More

3 years ago

Week 20 Waiver Wire: Catchers

We're now in Week 20 of the season. This also means that most leagues have passed the trade deadline. It's definitely starting to get late early now. So... if you didn't emulate the Texas Rangers and make a bunch of trades trying to solidify a postseason run, then you might be hoping to grab some... Read More

3 years ago

Champ or Chump: What to Make of Moore, Reddick, and Kemp

Sometimes, a blister just ruins your day. I did AL players that were traded last week, hoping that Rich Hill's blister issues would be resolved by the time I got to the NL. They aren't, so Hill won't appear in this column. Instead, we'll look at Matt Moore's efforts to make a contending team worse,... Read More

3 years ago

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Contact Rate Risers and Fallers in Week 20: Buy or Sell?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in contact rate over the last seven days. The tool can be found here. Keep in mind, any statistic being viewed in such a small sample size... Read More

3 years ago

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