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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/7/19): MLB DFS Lineups

As always we have a busy Saturday, with all 30 teams taking to the field. With playoff implications in full swing, it will be an intriguing day but for DFS purposes all our attention will be on the 11 game evening slate. Houston and Justin Verlander are by far the biggest favorites on this slate,... Read More

5 months ago

FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (9/7/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

With games spread all throughout the day, we’re going to offer up some plays from both slates. With that said, we’ll focus mainly on the night slate, as we have a hefty 12-game schedule ahead of us.   In terms of weather, it looks like we're in the clear! Be sure to also check out all... Read More

5 months ago

Points Leagues Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 24

Welcome to the RotoBaller waiver wire column that skews towards points league. Yes, there is positive correlation to standard 5x5 scoring but in our format, specific categories matter less and the accumulation of total stats is the ultimate objective. After a multi-week hiatus exploring the amazing-but-baseball-free country of Kenya, your author is back and ready... Read More

5 months ago

Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox - Yesterday's Recap

Welcome to the Saturday, September 7th edition of Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox. Discussing baseball is as fun as the game itself. It has a way of bringing people together to share different opinions about the sport we all love. A similar action can be done with fantasy baseball where we not only discuss... Read More

5 months ago

Fantasy Baseball Rookie Risers/Fallers (Week 23)

Well, the Major League season nearly done. Some owners think that they are on their way to victory while others are patiently waiting for things to turn around. Still, while all the victory laps are being taken, the smart owner is looking forward to the rest of the year and finding what value can still... Read More

5 months ago


Anthony Santander Hits 18th Home Run Of Season Friday

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander continued to contribute offensively in Friday's 7-6 loss to the Rangers, going 1-for-5 with a two-run home run. Santander took Brock Burke deep in the fifth inning for his 18th HR of the season. The 24-year-old has hit well all season for the O's and has been on fire lately,... Read More

5 months ago

Nicholas Castellanos Homers in Loss

Turning out to be one of the best deals of the trade deadline, Chicago Cubs Nicholas Castellanos provided the only offense that the Cubs could muster on Friday night, hitting a solo home run in a 7-1 loss against the Brewers. Castellanos gave Chicago a brief lead, putting the Cubs up 1-0 when he parked... Read More

5 months ago

Christian Yelich Hits 44th Home Run

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich continued to make his case for National League MVP on Friday night, going 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a 7-1 victory over the Cubs. The blast gives Yelich 44 home runs on the year, putting him only one behind league-leaders Mike Trout and Peter Alonso. And... Read More

5 months ago

Mike Trout Leaves Game With Ailing Toe

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout (toe) left his Friday night game with the White Sox with discomfort in his right toe and is considered day-to-day. Trout was 0-for-2 prior to leaving the game in the fifth inning, being replaced in center field by Brian Goodwin. Impossibly, Trout may arguably be having the best season of... Read More

5 months ago

Bryce Harper Exits Game After Being Hit on Hand

Philadelphia outfielder Bryce Harper left Friday night's game against the Mets after being hit in the right hand by Mets starter Steven Matz. Harper stayed in the game and took his base but then did not return for the bottom of the inning and is considered day-to-day until further notice with a right-hand contusion. Prior... Read More

5 months ago


Willie Calhoun Hits Two More Homers

Facing a home run pitcher in a home run park, Texas outfielder Willie Calhoun continued his powerful rookie year, hitting two home runs in a 7-6 Rangers victory on Friday night. Calhoun started the scoring off in the first inning, hitting a two-out solo shot off of Baltimore starter Dylan Bundy. Then with the Rangers... Read More

5 months ago

Jake Cave (OF, MIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Longtime New York Yankees farmhand Jake Cave has found some success with the Twins in the last two seasons, even though he's primarily been a fourth outfielder. Cave has been on a particularly hot streak lately, blasting five home runs in one... Read More

5 months ago

Victor Reyes (OF, DET) - Week 24 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Tigers used the first pick in the 2018 Rule 5 draft to select Diamondbacks outfielder Victor Reyes, which raised some eyebrows. It didn't help that Reyes looked quite bad during the 2018 season, only slashing .222/.239/.288 with one home run and... Read More

5 months ago

Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot Not Starting Friday

San Diego Padres outfielders Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot are out of Friday’s lineup against the Colorado Rockies. The Friars will defer to Nick Martini and Wil Myers to man the left and center outfield spots, respectively. Renfroe is mired in an extended slump, hitting just .171 in his last 70 at-bats and searching for... Read More

5 months ago

Franchy Cordero Unlikely To Return This Season

San Diego Padres outfielder Franchy Cordero (quad) is unlikely to return this season, per MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell. Cordero will finish the year with just 20 plate appearances after suffering an early-season elbow injury and then a quad/tendon injury during a rehab assignment. Cordero showed appealing power/speed upside entering 2018 but myriad ailments have limited him... Read More

5 months ago


Ramon Laureano Activated on Friday

Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano (shin) has been activated off the 10-day injured list on Friday. Laureano was sidelined in late July after suffering a stress fracture in his shin. The Athletics may decide to ease him back into action, so his fantasy value could take a hit. Laureano has been a bright spot to... Read More

5 months ago

Mike Yastrzemski Sits Out on Friday

San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Yastrzemski will get a routine day off here to rest against the left-handed starter. Joey Rickard will bat sixth and play left field versus lefty Clayton Kershaw. Rickard is not worth a look against... Read More

5 months ago

Starling Marte Back on Friday

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte (rest) is back in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Marte has missed the last two games due to minor discomfort. However, he's back in the lineup batting third and playing center field versus righty Miles Mikolas on Friday. Marte has been red-hot with the... Read More

5 months ago

Ronald Acuna Smacks Solo Shot, Steals Base On Thursday

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a stolen base, and two runs scored during Thursday's 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals. The 21-year-old has been in a slight cold streak over his past 15 games, batting just .172 with two HRs during that span. Nevertheless, the star slugger is... Read More

5 months ago

Bubba Starling Continues Skid

Kansas City Royals outfielder Bubba Starling went 0-for-4 on Thursday to push his batting average down once again. Starling is now 8-for-48 over his last 14 games, hitting just .170 during that time. He's only clocked one homer, and he's striking out north of 34% of the time. Hopefully, these are just some basic struggles... Read More

5 months ago


DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/6/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Welcome to Friday baseball! With the NFL season officially kicking off, a lot of attention is set on football around the DFS world. We will hopefully see some dead lineups in lower-dollar contests and we will look to take advantage. It may be football season, but DraftKings is keeping it up with the huge MLB... Read More

5 months ago

Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox - Yesterday's Recap

Welcome to the Friday, September 6th edition of Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox. Discussing baseball is as fun as the game itself. It has a way of bringing people together to share different opinions about the sport we all love. A similar action can be done with fantasy baseball where we not only discuss... Read More

5 months ago

MLB DFS Top Value Plays for Friday, September 6th, 2019 (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Below you will find our Premium DFS value plays for September 6th, 2019. These picks will target low-priced players in the main slate. These are daily outlier value plays or lesser thought of guys. They normally lay outside of the main pool of players that... Read More

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Head-to-Head Hitter Streamers and Starts Week 24

Welcome to the hitting streamers column for the week of 9/3 through 9/9. Whether you're looking to maximize the number of games played, exploit favorable matchups, or fill in for injured players, streaming hitters can be a fruitful strategy for those willing to put in a little work every week. Keep in mind that this... Read More

5 months ago

FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (9/6/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

We've got another exciting Friday full of baseball ahead of us with all 30 teams in action! Tonight's main slate starts at 7:05 pm eastern and includes all 15 games. Be sure to also check out all the Vegas Odds for today's slate. You can also read more DFS advice and lineup picks for sites like FanDuel, and other sports too. If... Read More

5 months ago


Top 20 Impact Prospects for Redraft Leagues (Week 23)

That’s all she wrote, ladies and gentlemen. The minor league’s regular season is kaput for another year. And as always, it’s been a blast watching the rise and fall of prospect values throughout the 30 teams’ systems. With September 1 came the roster expansion around MLB, and a significant number of key prospects from last... Read More

5 months ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 23 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 23! Our premium tools allow us to get out ahead of trends in player performance, including contact rate. Every Wednesday, we'll be looking at some players that have seen an increase in contact rate and some that have seen it decline. Contact rate can foretell a... Read More

5 months ago

Digging Deeper: NL-Only Waiver Report for Week 23

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the injured list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

5 months ago

Digging Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 23

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the injured list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

5 months ago

Bryce Harper Swipes Two Bags Thursday

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 with a walk and two stolen bases Thursday at Cincinnati. Harper is known more for his power but has now reached double-digit stolen bases in back-to-back seasons and for the fifth time in his career. He got off to a slow start but has put up the numbers... Read More

5 months ago


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Quarterback VOS (Values Over Starter): 2019 Season In Context

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Goodbye Runners, Hello Pass-Catching RBs: 2019 Season Trends

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Where Does 2019 Rank Historically Among ADP Movers?

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