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Forecaster for Week 18: Aug. 15-21

Set your lineups for the week ahead in fantasy baseball with our forecaster preview, which features pitcher rankings, two-start pitchers, hitter ratings, schedule observations and more.

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GET READY FOR THE STRETCH RUN

How strength of schedule can help you win your league

Tristan H. Cockcroft provides a look at where the best and worst offensive options may lie for the remainder of the season, based on which matchups are left on the schedule.

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TRADE TARGET

Why you should buy low on Alex Bregman before the fantasy trade deadline

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QUALITY STARTERS

Dylan Cease continues to dominate the ERA category

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How Framber Valdez has stayed consistent for fantasy managers

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FANTASY BASEBALL

Pickups: Post-deadline darlings to grab off the waiver wire

Tristan H. Cockcroft highlights which players need to be added to fantasy baseball rosters in the wake of the league's very busy trade deadline.

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Paul DeJong's power appears to have returned

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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+.