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About Richie Smith - RotoBaller

I am a consultant by day and a baseball scout and fantasy writer by night. I am from San Diego originally, so I always root for my hometown Padres (unless they are playing the DBacks, which is the organization I scout for) and Chargers, as difficult as that is most of the time. Needless to say, I'm a huge sports nut and an avid fantasy baseball and football player. I'm always on Twitter so feel free to follow and interact with me @rsmith9.
Website: http://www.rotoballer.com/author/rsmith/
Richie Smith - RotoBaller has written 50 articles so far, you can find them below.


If you are reading this article, it likely means that you have clinched a spot in your fantasy football playoffs. Congratulations! If for some reason you are reading this and you have been eliminated from your league's contention, you must really enjoy reading about fantasy football. But hey, more power to you! Now that you are... Read More

Week 13 will be the first since Week 3 that all NFL teams will be playing football. With the bye weeks in the rearview mirror, roster depth is close to meaningless at this point in the season. Now, it's all about getting yourself prepared for the playoffs. This week's Risers and Fallers edition will be... Read More

As we enter Week 12 of the fantasy football season, many league trade deadlines are rapidly approaching. With the waiver wires largely dried up, and most FAAB budgets reduced to pennies, a last-minute trade could be your best chance to really make a significant roster impact as we head into the playoffs. This weekly column examines ten fantasy football players, five... Read More

Welcome to the fantasy football stretch run! The majority of bye weeks have past us and the trade deadline is approaching in the next week or two (if it hasn't already passed in your league). If you are 6-4 or better -- congratulations, you are likely in a good position for the playoffs. If you... Read More

Another slew of bye weeks is upon us in Week 10, as six more teams will sit out this week out. Hopefully you survived Week 9, as there were plenty of fantasy-relevant players taking the week off. This weekly column examines ten fantasy football players, five guys that are on the up-and-up, or “risers,” and five guys... Read More

Week 9 is the first of back-to-back weeks with heavy byes, with six teams off this week. With the Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears all on bye, there will likely be plenty of fantasy firepower on your bench this week. This weekly column examines ten fantasy football players, five guys that are... Read More

This weekly column examines ten fantasy football players, five guys that are on the up-and-up, or “risers,” and five guys that are struggling, or “fallers.” You shouldn’t necessarily take these ten players as start/sit sleepers or waiver wire add/drop recommendations, as the analysis here is meant to be more of a gauge for how a fantasy football... Read More

It feels like this NFL season has been littered with more injuries than ever. Maybe it's because every game, practice, press conference and interview is constantly under a media microscope, but there are a number of players who might be able to step into favorable opportunities to produce for fantasy, spurred by the injury bug... Read More

This weekly column examines ten fantasy football players – five guys that are on the up-and-up, or “risers,” and five guys that are struggling, or “fallers.” You shouldn’t necessarily take these ten players as start/sit sleepers or waiver wire add/drop recommendations, as the analysis here is meant to be more of a gauge for how a fantasy... Read More

As Week 5 of the NFL season kicks in, many teams have now played a quarter of their season. At this point, for me at least, the spot where I drafted a particular player starts to matter much less. We've generated a fairly decent sample size now, so you shouldn't be afraid to start benching some of your higher-round draft... Read More

Week 4 of the fantasy football season is upon us, and with that comes the first slew of teams on bye weeks. This is the first week where having quality roster depth will really pay off, as six teams, including Denver, Seattle, Cincinnati, and Arizona, will not be playing. This weekly column will take a... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues Owned in 29% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Roy Helu remains one of the better running back handcuffs to have in fantasy football. In fact, he's become more than just a handcuff to Alfred Morris. Helu is the passing down back for the Redskins, in addition to stealing some carries from Morris. On Sunday,... Read More

Week 2 was initially overshadowed by a handful of off-the-field issues, primarily the Ray Rice saga and the Adrian Peterson case. But once the games got underway, the injury bug hit many high-profile fantasy studs, forcing owners to take a step back and evaluate their rosters for the upcoming weeks. Luckily, bye weeks are still a week away,... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues or Deeper Owned in 29% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: If you read my Week 2 Risers and Fallers article last week, you knew that I was not very high on Robert Griffin III. Little did I know that he was going to dislocate his ankle, paving the way for Kirk... Read More

The most difficult thing to do as fantasy football owners after Week One is to not overreact. Just like in real football, there are some good NFL teams that are 0-1, and some bad teams that are 1-0. There are some good players that had bad games, and some bad players that had good games.... Read More

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