Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday

Here's a look at Saturday's top streaming options, focusing on players rostered in roughly 50% or fewer ESPN leagues.

Mike Sheets

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Wednesday

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Wednesday

Day baseball is back! After a couple of days with everything under the lights, Wednesday offers seven matinees, beginning at 1:15 PM ET. Remember to get your lineups set early. Here are the standard array of pitchers and hitters to help you play at full strength, even including a special bonus pick. As always, everyone's rostership level is below 50%.

- Todd Zola
Covering the Bases: Waiver wire adds for Week 11

Covering the Bases: Waiver wire adds for Week 11

Another Milwaukee Brewers middle infielder is finding success after a change of scenery, as Luis Urias is quietly having a career year. He and five other players are available in more than 50 per cent of ESPN leagues.

- Jonathan Chan (@jchan_811)
Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday

Saturday brings us a super-sized 16-game slate, with the Nationals and Giants suiting up for a double-header following Thursday's rainout. There aren't many marquee matchups on deck, as two of the day's top aces (Trevor Bauer and Corbin Burnes) are squaring off against lesser hurlers (Kolby Allard and Chad Kuhl, respectively).

- Mike Sheets

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Friday

Fifteen teams in each league and interleague play requires an odd number of cross-league games to be played each day or an odd number of teams in each league enjoying an off day. Such is the case on Friday as the Yankees and Phillies spend a rare Friday on the sidelines as they prepare for their two-game set over the weekend.

Todd Zola

How the weather should factor in your fantasy baseball lineup decisions

Opposing Pitcher. Bullpen. Spot in the Batting Order. Ballpark. Everyone knows to consider these when we're talking about "matchups." If you're streaming a hitter, you'd rather he be facing Bruce Zimmermann than Jacob deGrom. But there's one massively important matchup factor that goes strangely overlooked: weather.

Derek Carty

Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire adds for Week 10

Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire adds for Week 10

Major League Baseball will soon be cracking down on pitchers using foreign substances that give them an extra advantage. Managers should keep an eye on their pitchers' performance over the next two weeks and take a look at these replacement options available in more than 50 per cent of ESPN leagues.

- Jonathan Chan (@jchan_811)
Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday

Saturday's 15-game slate features plenty of ace power. This certainly could make streaming hitters tough. Then again, there are always low-rostered gems to uncover, so we'll do our best to unearth them. Here's a look at Saturday's top streaming options, focusing on players rostered in roughly 50% or fewer ESPN leagues.

- Mike Sheets

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Thursday

Thursday's 12-game slate lacks exciting arms with upside, so we're going to focus on the next best thing when it comes to streaming pitchers: attacking weak offenses. None of the hurlers below carry much long-term value, but sometimes streaming is as simple as picking the right spots, and these guys all find themselves in the right spots on Thursday.

Mike Sheets

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Wednesday

Overall, it's a solid slate for streaming hitters and deep but risky for pitchers so you should be able to find suitable replacements for players on the aforementioned six clubs. Here are some recommendations, each available in at least half of all ESPN leagues.

Todd Zola

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday

Tuesday's slate is offers us a lot in terms of streaming options. We have a bunch of interleague games shifting pre-established baselines that we can take advantage of. We have a bunch of lefties to stream righty bats against. We have a 100-degree game. And we have... *checks notes*... *double checks notes*... Eric Lauer as one of the top overall pitching plays of the day. Away we go.

Derek Carty

Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire Adds for Week 9

Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire Adds for Week 9

Any managers that missed the boat on recently recalled Blue Jays' pitcher Alek Manoah can take a flier on these six players rostered in fewer than 50 per cent of ESPN leagues, including hot-hitting Cardinals' outfielder Tyler O'Neill.

- Jonathan Chan (@jchan_811)
NBA Futures: The 2020-21 NBA Champ is coming from the East

NBA Futures: The 2020-21 NBA Champ is coming from the East

With three potential first-round sweeps on the horizon, Philadelphia, Brooklyn and Milwaukee are flexing their muscles as legitimate championship contenders. One week into the playoffs, the Eastern Conference’s big three have demonstrated they’re in a class of their own and the odds to win the conference reflect that.

- Wesley Cheng (@chengwesley)
Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday

After Friday's unusual 14-game slate, we're back to a full 15 contests on Saturday. There are plenty of intriguing matchups on tap, with Trevor Rogers squaring off against Boston, Jake Odorizzi returning from the IL to take on the Padres, and Luis Castillo facing the Cubs to try, yet again, to get his season back on track. There's plenty of intrigue on the streaming side of things, too, so let's get to it.

- Mike Sheets

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Wednesday

Wednesday presents its usual full schedule, but take note as there are four afternoon games, including a pair on the west coast featuring three of the six starting pitchers recommended as streaming option. That's right, a half dozen hurlers made the cut, though one is more of a long-term play.

Todd Zola

Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire adds for Week 8

The Tampa Bay Rays trade of Willy Adames means the team is one step closer to calling up top prospects Wander Franco and Vidal Brujan. Managers who don't have the room to stash the two can't-miss prospects can take a flier on these six other players rostered in fewer than 50 per cent of ESPN leagues.

Jonathan Chan (@jchan_8110

Fantasy baseball daily notes -- Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday

Fantasy baseball daily notes -- Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday

Tuesday's slate is chock full of great streaming options on both the hitting and the pitching side. The top two pitcher streams in particular are among the top third overall at any rostership today, and hot weather combined with weak opposing pitching in several spots makes for some very appealing offense as well.

- Derek Carty
Setting The Pick: 2020-21 fantasy basketball awards

Setting The Pick: 2020-21 fantasy basketball awards

After the most unpredictable basketball season in recent memory, fantasy managers unsurprisingly missed the mark trying to draft this year’s 10 best players. Without further ado, here are my fantasy basketball awards for 2020-21.

- Wesley Cheng (@chengwesley)

Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire adds for Week 7

After a season of non-stop injuries, several big-name players could be returning from the IL soon. Unfortunately, managers will need to find replacements for Corey Seager, who's out with a broken hand and a dinged up Bryce Harper.

Jonathan Chan (@jchan_811)

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Monday

Well, 25% of the season is now in the books. The Boston Red Sox have the best record in the American League and the San Francisco Giants sit atop the Senior Circuit's standings -- just like everyone predicted! No? Well then, if some teams are either over- or under-performing, it's clear that the players on those teams may well follow suit.

Todd Zola

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Sunday

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Sunday

The first quarter of the season draws to a close with a standard Sunday slate featuring the usual array of matinees, capped off by St. Louis wrapping up a series in San Diego in the ESPN game. Shane Bieber heads a list of 11 starters with an ERA under 3.00, barely making the cut with a 2.98 mark. That said, with three-quarters of the season left, he may be the only one still under that threshold by season's end.

- Todd Zola
Fantasy NBA Daily Notes - The biggest surprises of the season

Fantasy NBA Daily Notes - The biggest surprises of the season

Welcome to the final weekend of the NBA marathon. Hopefully, you've enjoyed the long and winding season, even if it was a uniquely challenging campaign. While we can't all win our fantasy hoops leagues, we can still appreciate the rewards of the grind -- the intimate knowledge of lineups and rotations, the identification of new rising talents, and the appreciation of value on every NBA roster.

- Jim McCormick
Fantasy NBA Daily Notes - Is Horton-Tucker playing himself out of LA?

Fantasy NBA Daily Notes - Is Horton-Tucker playing himself out of LA?

The Los Angeles Lakers' duo of Kyle Kuzma and Talen Horton-Tucker helped deliver a close win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday evening. Kuzma produced a full line and flirted with a triple-double, while Horton-Tucker has produced at least 10 assists in consecutive games for the first in his career.

- Jim McCormick
Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Thursday

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Thursday

As usual, Thursday presents us with an abbreviated slate. Fortunately, there are still 12 games on the menu, so the pool of available players isn't as shallow as it usually gets. That said, some possible pitching streamers are pretty much off the board because of undesirable matchups (Wade Miley vs. the Rockies at Coors Field and Rich Hill vs. the Yankees), so what we're left with isn't the most exciting group of arms.

- Mike Sheets
Setting The Pick: Three key fantasy lessons from 2020-21

Setting The Pick: Three key fantasy lessons from 2020-21

Even though this NBA season was filled with numerous once-in-a-lifetime circumstances, some key lessons can still be extracted to better our chances for the 2021-22 fantasy basketball season. Here are three observations worth thinking about.

- Wesley Cheng (@chengwesley)