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Fantasy baseball advice for Friday: Start or sit Ranger Suarez, Gerrit Cole?

Everything you need to know to place your MLB bets and set your fantasy baseball lineups for Friday, July 12.

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Stat Stories: Thursday's standout fantasy MLB performers

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LATEST WAIVER WIRE

Add Ben Rice, Shane Baz for immediate lineup boost

Tristan H. Cockcroft notes the players you should claim off the waiver wire and the ones you should drop.

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PREP YOUR LINEUP

Fantasy Forecaster: Lineup advice for July 8-21

Set your fantasy baseball lineups for the week ahead with our forecaster preview, featuring pitcher rankings, hitter ratings, schedule observations and more.

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DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING

Time is running out to trade Crochet, Skenes and four other fantasy aces

With some top pitchers due for innings reductions, Tristan looks at which starters to deal soon.

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FANTASY TOOLS

BULLPEN CHECK-IN

Will top closers Jansen, Scott be on the move?

Trade season is upon is, and Eric looks at which closers are on the rise and which would benefit from a trade.

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Closer depth chart: All the latest moves

Our updated closer depth chart displays the top closing options for each team.

NAMES TO KNOW

Which pitchers may see their ERA rise along with the temperature?

Todd Zola takes a look at how the hotter temperatures of summer are going to have a greater impact on these fly ball pitchers.

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Which prospects are nearing a promotion?

Eric Karabell discusses what he's seeing from around the minor leagues and how that impacts your fantasy team.

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Celebrating 40 years of fantasy baseball

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  • 30 for 30: Silly Little Game

    Fantasy sports is a multi-billion dollar industry. Take a look at the game's inception and its "founding fathers," who never foresaw how their creation would take off and ultimately leave them behind. Stream on ESPN+.