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7 Bold Predictions for the 2022 Fantasy Football Season

Aaron Rodgers - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Targets, NFL Injury News

Everyone likes bold predictions. Whether that’s because they like glancing at unexpected, but technically possible outcomes or because they like getting worked up over the absurdity of the bold predictions, I have no idea. If I were a betting man, which I am, I lean towards the latter. With that mindset, I fully embrace the reactions to these seven bold predictions for the 2022 fantasy football season.

We’ll be doing our bold predictions here as if it were a fantasy football lineup. That means you’ll get one bold quarterback prediction, two bold running back predictions, three wide receivers, and one tight end. Some of these will be bolder than others, but they all have the possibility of becoming reality in 2022. Most likely a higher possibility than you’ve otherwise considered. If not, then maybe I didn’t go bold enough.

Bold predictions are fun and all, but really what you should be taking out of these types of articles are the possible range of outcomes for certain players. Are any of these likely on their surface? Probably not. Well, maybe the D’Andre Swift one, but the point is they’re possible and that should impact our opinion. A player’s possible range of outcomes should have a significant impact on how we value players, so let’s get started.

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Aaron Rodgers Finishes Outside of the Top-15 in PPG Among QBs

Is the back-to-back MVP not finishing in the top-15? The guy that has thrown 85 TDs and just nine interceptions the past two years? That guy? Yup, that’s the guy.

Seems crazy, right? Well, it shouldn’t. In fact, just three years ago during Matt LaFleur’s first year as head coach of the Green Bay Packers – back when Davante Adams, you know, the very best WR in the league, was still a Packer – Rodgers finished as the QB14 in PPG.

Seems like a long-time ago, doesn’t it? Two MVPs will do that, but this offseason, the Packers traded Davante Adams to the Raiders. It’s left the Packers with arguably the worst group of pass-catchers in the NFL.

The Packers operated as one of the slowest offenses in the NFL last year. They were 32nd in plays per second and 31st in plays per second in neutral settings. It isn't just that, however. Green Bay has ranked 16th, 24th, and 16th in pass attempts since LaFleur became the head coach. And consider, those numbers were with Davante Adams.

It's quite possible the Packers' offense is even more run-centric in 2022 than they were last year. If that's true, we're talking about an offense that will once again be one of the slowest in the league and at the bottom 10 in pass attempts.

That hasn't been a death sentence for him the past two seasons, but that's because he's had 85 touchdowns. During those two seasons, he had a 9.1% and 7.0% touchdown rate, but again, that was with Adams who happens to be the best red zone weapon in the NFL. Now that there's every reason to believe that Rodgers significantly declines in 2022, will it be enough for him to drop outside of the top-15?

We have Josh Allen (1), Justin Herbert (2), Kyler Murray (3), Lamar Jackson (4), Patrick Mahomes (5), Jalen Hurts (6), Tom Brady (7), Joe Burrow (8), Russell Wilson (9), Deshaun Watson (10 – remember, we're talking PPG), Trey Lance (11), Dak Prescott (12), and Matthew Stafford (13).

None of those players having a better PPG average than Rodgers should be a stretch. Now, can we find two more? Let's start with Kirk Cousins. He was just 1.81 PPG behind Rodgers last season.

Where Rodgers lost Adams and is dealing with a skeleton crew at receiver, Cousins will be moving into a more up-tempo, pass-centric offense with Kevin O'Connell at the helm and he has Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, K.J. Osborn, Irv Smith Jr., and Dalvin Cook.

We just need one more. Derek Carr and Justin Fields are the obvious candidates. Carr could lead the league in yards and see a big uptick in touchdowns with Adams. Fields could rush for 750+ yards and five touchdowns and with those rushing stats, it wouldn't take much to get into the top-15.

 

D’Andre Swift Finishes as "The" RB1 With an Austin Ekeler-like TD Surge

I'm not even sure if this one can be considered bold at this point. Consider...

As you can see above, he was already the RB4 before getting hurt in Week 11. It's not a big leap to go from RB4 to RB1. He had just six touchdowns in the first 10 games of the season with the Lions ranking 25th in points scored.

However, entering 2022, the Lions are in Dan Campbell's second season and Jared Goff is in his second season in Detroit. It's reasonable to expect an uptick in scoring due to some basic familiarity with the offense.

That's typical for teams and quarterbacks entering their second season under a previously new head coach. That's not the only reason, though.

Taylor Decker, starting left tackle, missed seven games, and Frank Ragnow, starting Pro Bowl center, missed 13 games. This means they should get much better offensive line play in 2022. In fact, if this unit is healthy, it could very well be a top-five unit in the NFL.

T.J. Hockenson, starting tight end, also missed five games. Amon-Ra St. Brown, a third-round rookie, started off slow but closed like an absolute freight train. He'll be better in his second year.

Not only that, but they drafted Jameson Williams and signed D.J. Chark. The receivers are significantly better in 2022. Don't be surprised if the Lions' offense makes a step forward this year closer to the league average.

This will increase scoring opportunities for Swift. Expecting an Austin Ekeler touchdowns surge, who had 20 touchdowns in 2021, isn't realistic considering the differences between the Chargers and Lions' offenses, but what about 15?

He was already pacing at 10 touchdowns last year considering all the offensive line injuries and lackluster receiving weapons. With an improved offense, Swift shouldn't have a problem scoring more touchdowns in 2022.

There are Two Teams Who Finish with Two RBs in the Top-24 Among RBs

Since the last prediction with D'Andre Swift was somewhat tame on the "boldness" scale, I decided to get a bit bolder with this one. How bold?

Over the last 11 years, there have been only seven teams to have two running backs finish in the top-24. 32 teams multiplied by 11 seasons = 352 opportunities for this to occur – it's happened seven times or 1.9%.

The odds are not in our favor with this one, but since the last one was a bit weak, I figured we'd get a little spicy with this one. So what two teams are going to accomplish the feat? The Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys.

There's really no question about Ezekiel Elliott and Aaron Jones finishing in the top-24. They finished with a 13.7 (Elliott) and 13.5 (Jones) PPG in half-PPR scoring, which was good for RB14 and RB15, respectively. Of course, a lot of this depends on health, but that's not something that's predictable.

Last year, RB24 finished with an 11.0 PPG average. A.J. Dillon averaged 10.1 PPG and Tony Pollard was at 9.5 PPG. This means we need both of them to score roughly 0.9–1.5 more PPG.

Over the course of 17-games, that's 15.3–25.5 points. What does that look like? Well, 15.3 points would be 93 scrimmage yards and one more touchdown. That should be easy peasy for Dillon.

What does an extra 25.5 points look like? 145 scrimmage yards, 10 receptions, and one more touchdown. That seems fairly doable for Pollard too. Outside of the fact that neither of them had that far to go to finish in the top-24 last year, what else makes this a possibility?

The Packers lost Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who accounted for 224 targets, 149 receptions, 1,983 yards, and 14 touchdowns. With these losses, it's reasonable the Packers' offense becomes reliant on the running game in 2022.

With the lackluster group of receivers, it's also more targets are funneled to the running backs. While this will primarily benefit Jones, it's more than possible Dillon sees, at the very least, a similar utilization in the passing game in 2022.

If Dillon becomes the primary goal line back, another possibility considering his 247-pound frame, he has an easy double-digit touchdown upside in Green Bay. If that were come to pass, Dillon should have no problem sneaking into the top-24.

The Cowboys also lost Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson Jr. who combined for 165 targets, 113 receptions, 1,467 yards, and 14 touchdowns. Similar to the Packers, it's possible the Dallas offense could depend more heavily on their running backs.

There's been plenty of talk about Pollard being used more heavily in the passing game, even taking snaps lining up in the slot. If Pollard picks up 17 extra targets this season – just one more per game – based on his career averages, this would result in 13 more receptions and 101 more yards.

 

DJ Moore Scores 7+ TDs and Becomes a Top-12 WR

People are underestimating Baker Mayfield. We forget that he played the majority of 2021 with a torn shoulder labrum that frequently became dislocated.

Not only that, but Kareem Hunt missed nine games, Jarvis Landry missed four, and Odell Beckham Jr. only played six games before being released. His leading receiver was Donovan Peoples-Jones with 597 yards. Some of that was his fault to be sure, but he was dealing with a bad and banged-up group of pass-catchers and a nasty shoulder injury.

It's fairly reasonable to have expected some struggles all things considered. We forget, however, that he threw 26 touchdowns in 2020 and just eight interceptions.

We forget he set the then record for most touchdowns by a rookie in a single season with 27 despite only starting 13 games. This isn't to say that Mayfield is a stud or some kind of elite quarterback, he's not, but he's better than he was in 2021.

Panthers, 2021 TD Rate Team Pass Attempts Expected TDs Panthers, 2020 TD Rate Team Pass Attempts Expected TDs Panthers, 2019 TD Rate Team Pass Attempts Expected TDs
Sam Darnold 2.20% 599 13 Teddy Bridgewater 3.00% 550 16.5 Kyle Allen 3.5 633 22
Baker Mayfield, 2021 4.10% 599 25 Baker Mayfield, 2020 5.30% 550 29 Baker Mayfield, 2019 4.10% 633 26
Baker Mayfield, Career 4.80% 599 29 Baker Mayfield, Career 4.80% 550 26 Baker Mayfield, Career 4.80% 633 30

The above chart shows the pass attempts for the Panthers each of the last three seasons where DJ Moore had over 1,100 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

It also includes the primary quarterback for the Panthers, their TD rate, and their expected TDs had they played the full season. It also includes Baker Mayfield's TD rate for each respective season and his career average.

Take note, in 2021, despite Mayfield playing the worst ball of his career, he still would've thrown for 12 more touchdowns than Sam Darnold. His career average would've been 16 (!!!) more touchdowns.

Actually, if you look closely, you'll find that in each of the past two seasons if you use Mayfield's TD rate for each respective year or his career average, he'd have added an extra at least 10 more touchdowns to the Carolina passing game.

It's not only that, however. Mayfield's career 7.3 YPA vs. Darnold's 2021 6.2 YPA is a difference of 659 yards on their 599 attempts last year. Think about that. Baker Mayfield's career averages would have added 16 touchdowns and 659 yards to the Carolina passing game last year.

The trio of Darnold, Bridgewater, and Allen has resulted in Moore having TD rates of 2.9% (2019), 3.3% (2020), and 2.4% (2021). These are garbage numbers.

For a receiver of Moore's stature, we'd at least expect something in the 4–6% range and Mayfield's much better career TD rate could finally unlock this. He had 163 targets last year and there's no reason not to expect Moore to command a high target share again.

If you're worried about Christian McCaffrey's return – don't be – the Panthers running backs had 135 targets last year, which is plenty for CMC to soak up.

If we give Moore a slight decrease down to 150 and then work off of his career averages, he'd finish with 90 receptions and 1,296 receiving yards. Now, the fun starts.

If we give Moore a 4% TD rate, he'd have six touchdowns. 5% would be 7.5 touchdowns. 6% is nine touchdowns. Even with just six touchdowns, he'd finish with 210.6 half-PPR points. That's more points than Mike Williams had last year and he finished at WR10. Don't sleep on DJ Moore.

 

Jaylen Waddle Will Outscore Fellow Dolphins WR, Tyreek Hill

Over the past four seasons, Tyreek Hill has been one of the very best fantasy receivers in the league. He finished as the WR3 (2018), WR9 (2019), WR2 (2020), and WR6 (2021) in half-PPR PPG over the last four seasons.

He's been one of the very best in the business since 2018. Of course, during that time he played in Kansas City and was catching his passes from Patrick Mahomes.

As good as Hill has been and make no mistake, he's been very good, the environment in Kansas City and the quarterback play meshed beautifully with Hill's skillset and helped him to dominate the fantasy landscape at receiver.

Everything is changing this season. Hill demanded a trade after not being able to come to contract terms with the Chiefs and he found himself traded to the Miami Dolphins where he'll now be catching passes from Tua Tagovailoa.

While many will point out that Tua ranked first in deep ball completion percentage, they'll also ignore the small sample size.

Among qualifying passers, Tagovailoa ranked 31st in air yards per attempt, according to PlayerProfiler. He also ranked 32nd in air yards per game and 32nd in deep ball attempts per game with just 2.15.

He was first in deep ball completion, but he accomplished this on just 28 attempts. He didn't push the ball downfield at all. There's an argument to be made that he was negatively impacted in this regard by his play-makers and offensive line.

That argument would hold a bit more water if passers such as Andy Dalton, Sam Darnold, Daniel Jones, Teddy Bridgewater, and Jared Goff didn't rank ahead of him.

All of them had issues with their offensive line or play-makers or both and they still all had more deep ball attempts. Tagovailoa's refusal to throw the ball deep could nerf Tyreek Hill's greatest asset – his speed and it could be significant.

Here's the other thing, Jaylen Waddle is really, really good. How good? Well, he set an NFL rookie record for most receptions in a season with 104. He racked up 142 targets, which is a number Hill didn't reach until his sixth year. It isn't just his overall target number either.

Pay attention to that last part where Vegas has currently the over/under lines at 999.5 for Hill and 925.5 for Waddle in total receiving yards for the 2022 season.

While Hill does have the advantage, they aren't separated by much, which is something you should pay attention to because Vegas isn't in the habit of losing money.

They view this receiver duo as being very close this season and there's good reason for that. Waddle was magnificent as a rookie, Hill is entering his 28-year-old season, and he'll be playing with a brand new quarterback. On the flip side, Waddle and Tagovailoa already have good chemistry and are comfortable with one another.

Hill should not be completely dismissed in fantasy, certainly not with his track record, but the circumstances surrounding the new season and Waddle's historic rookie season leave it up in the air as to who will finish as Tua's favorite target this season.

If Hill continues to work as a deep threat and Tagovailoa is unwilling to air it out, it could result in even more room for Waddle to operate underneath. In any PPR scoring league, Waddle has a better chance than you might think to outscore his new teammate.

 

JuJu Smith-Schuster Finishes as a Top-20 WR

Everyone is so focused on JuJu Smith-Schuster's last three seasons, but let's add a little context to these numbers. In 2019, JuJu missed four games and finished with a disappointing stat line of just 40 receptions, 552 yards, and three touchdowns.

However, to be fair, the Steelers had 14 games where Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges started at QB. The team finished 26th in pass attempts, 31st in yards, and 28th in touchdowns. Rudolph and Hodges combined to be one of the worst starting QBs in the league that season.

In 2020, Smith-Schuster racked up an impressive 128 targets and finished with almost 100 receptions (97). He had only 831 yards, but that wasn't all his fault either. Ben Roethlisberger ranked 29th in yards per attempt with a pathetically low 6.3 average. Check this out...

Even in 2020, when he had just 831 yards, he still finished as the WR18. Excluding his rookie season and 2021 where he only played five games, he has had target shares of 24.5% (2018), 18.3% (2019), and 19.6% (2020).

Since Patrick Mahomes became the starter in 2018, the Chiefs have passed the ball 583 (2018), 576 (2019), 630 (2020), and 675 (2021) times. Remember from 2018–2020 there were only 16 games.

Using per game averages, on the low end, the Chiefs have paced at 612 attempts over 17-games. On the high end, it's at 675. That should be our range of outcomes for the Chiefs' number of passes.

Using the lowest number of 612 attempts with Smith-Schuster's lowest target share of 18.3%, we should be expecting around 112 targets as his floor. On the high side of both projections, we could expect as many as 165 targets as his ceiling.

The average between these two is 138 targets. Even if we project a more reasonable 20% target share for Smith-Schuster, which is more in line for his 2019 and 2020 seasons, WR2 upside is still present.

Over the past two years, the Chiefs have averaged 39.4 and 39.7 pass attempts per game. 39 passes per game equals 663 attempts over 17-games. A 20% target share on that team volume would be 133 targets.

With a reasonable outcome of 125–135 targets, there's no reason that Smith-Schuster cannot finish inside the top-20. These aren't 125–135 targets from Big Ben, these are targets from Patrick Mahomes.

2019 and 2020 were the least efficient seasons of his career. In 2019, he had a 13.1 YPA and just a 60.0% catch percentage. In 2020, he had a 75.8% catch percentage and just an 8.6 YPA.

On 130 targets, even using the least efficient seasons of his career, we're talking about 78 receptions and 1,022 yards based on his 2019 averages and 99 receptions and 848 yards based on his 2020 averages.

Either way, if you give him six touchdowns, we're very much in the WR2 range and that is with the least efficient averages of his career. Enter Patrick Mahomes. Don't sleep on JuJu Smith-Schuster having a bounceback season.

 

David Njoku Finishes as a Top-10 TE

The Browns have lost Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., and Austin Hooper from 2021. They've since traded for Amari Cooper, but who the No. 2 target is in this offense is completely unknown. The options appear to be Donovan Peoples-Jones, a former sixth-round pick.

The next time he has 600 receiving yards will be the first time in his NFL and collegiate career. He never amassed 600 yards in a season at Michigan either. David Bell is the other option, but he's a third-round rookie who is currently on the PUP list. The third option is David Njoku.

Last season, Njoku had a 1.72-yard-per-route-run average, which ranked 12th among tight ends. He also averaged nine yards per target, which was the fifth best. He averaged 13.2 yards per reception, which was good for fourth among tight ends.

His 2.03 fantasy points per target ranked sixth. Needless to say, when he got opportunities last season, he produced. That's not the first time Njoku has popped. He largely missed the 2020 and 2019 seasons, but in 2018, he had the best season of his career.

He earned 89 targets and had a 16.9% target share, both of which ranked seventh among tight ends. He had the eighth-most air yards, receptions, and receiving yards.

He also had the seventh-most unrealized air yards and yards after the catch. The lack of quality pass-catchers behind Amari Cooper could lead to a big target share for Njoku in 2022 without even considering this...

The Browns have prioritized their tight ends in the passing game, which could also mean a big role for Njoku. He's always been an explosive athlete and if he's able to get 100+ targets, which is in the range of outcomes for him, he's guaranteed a spot in the top-10.

Njoku's current ADP is far too low right because he's one of the few tight ends who presents legitimate and tangible upside.



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We made it to the end. Week 25 is the final 10 days of the season. I am pleased to bring you this chart one more time, and I appreciate all the readership and the feedback (good and bad). I have given a score to 4,860 probable starters this year (with some help from automation).... Read More


Free MLB Betting Picks - Today's Best Bets, Expert Predictions, Odds (9/30/22)

Happy Friday, RotoBallers, we're back for another weekend of MLB betting picks! Make sure you're following my Twitter, as I can't guarantee that I'll always be able to get the added plays written here in the article, but I will typically add whatever else I'm playing throughout the day. The entire RotoBaller team has been... Read More


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DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/30/22): Today's Top MLB DFS Lineups

The MLB regular season is winding down but there are still a few wild card spots up for grabs with the Brewers and Phillies battling it out for the last spot remaining in the NL. We have a slate with a ton of aces on the mound tonight, and it will likely be the last... Read More


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Daily MLB Injury Roundup for September 30th, 2022

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for September 30th, 2022. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


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Free MLB Betting Picks - Today's Best Bets, Expert Predictions, Odds (9/29/22)

Happy Thursday, RotoBallers, we're back for another day of MLB betting picks! Make sure you're following my Twitter, as I can't guarantee that I'll always be able to get the added plays written here in the article, but I will typically add whatever else I'm playing throughout the day. The entire RotoBaller team has been... Read More


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DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/29/22): MLB DFS Lineups

Happy Thursday RotoBallers! This is John Brubaker dropping some of my favorite plays for today's slate. After a bit of a bigger slate last week relative to the weeks before, we're back to a smaller slate this afternoon, with a four-game slate on DraftKings and FanDuel.  We don't have any slate differences though, which is... Read More


Fantasy Baseball Trade Targets - Buy/Sell For Week 25

Making the right trades can be crucial to championship success in fantasy baseball, almost as much as the draft, if not more. While most trades can have a significant impact on your fantasy team, it’s the deals where you acquire undervalued players and then see their production improve that can really tip the scales in... Read More


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MLB Pitcher Advanced Metrics Studs and Duds - Season Recap

Welcome back to fantasy baseball and RotoBaller’s Statcast Pitcher Studs and Duds article series! Each week, I have selected one advanced metric, chosen two pitchers with strong values and two with poor values, and analyzed what those values may mean for future performance. Sadly, we have come to the end of another fantasy baseball season... Read More


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Daily MLB Injury Roundup for September 29th, 2022

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for September 29th, 2022. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


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Projecting the Top 101 ADP for the 2023 Fantasy Baseball Season

Although the end of the 2022 season is nearly upon us, it's never too early to begin off-season prep for the 2023 season. This article provides an early look at the redraft field in 2023, projecting the top 101 by ADP. We'll have you covered all offseason long as soon as the final pitch of... Read More


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Free MLB Betting Picks - Today's Best Bets, Expert Predictions, Odds (9/28/22)

Happy Wednesday, RotoBallers, we're back for another day of MLB betting picks! Make sure you're following my Twitter, as I can't guarantee that I'll always be able to get the added plays written here in the article, but I will typically add whatever else I'm playing throughout the day. The entire RotoBaller team has been... Read More


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Week 4 DraftKings NFL DFS Lineup Picks (2022): Break The Slate

Hello RotoBallers and welcome back to Break The Slate, our DraftKings NFL DFS Lineup Picks for Week 4! I appreciate you joining me in our season-long quest to find the best plays at each position for every DraftKings Main Slate. After a Week 3 slate that was heavy on marquee matchups and projected points, we... Read More


Jamaal Williams - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

Bold Predictions for Fantasy Football Week 4 Include Stefon Diggs, Amari Cooper, Jamaal Williams, Breece Hall

Week 4 is here, and we're back with another edition of our fantasy football bold predictions. Today's list will include Stefon Diggs, Amari Cooper, and Jamaal Williams. For those who are not familiar, each week of the NFL season, we'll be providing some fun player predictions for fantasy football. While we wouldn't expect these things... Read More


Amari Cooper - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Updated Week 4 Half-PPR Rankings for Fantasy Football: Alvin Kamara, Keenan Allen, Dameon Pierce, Gabriel Davis, Chris Olave

Time flies, but we're already a month into the NFL season. As always we're here to help you set winning fantasy lineups, and today we're back with our updated Week 4 fantasy football half-PPR rankings for fantasy football, as of September 30th. Our goal as always is to help you set those winning lineups, so... Read More


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Fantasy Football Injury Reports For Week 4: Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Michael Thomas, David Montgomery, D'Andre Swift

We're heading into the one-month mark of the NFL season, so as always, injuries are beginning to accumulate. Our fantasy football injuries report highlights several players with fantasy significance and their latest status heading into Week 4 as of Friday September 30th, 2022. Guys like Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, and Jonathan Taylor are high-profile names... Read More


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Booms and Busts - Fantasy Football Starts and Sits for Week 4 Lineups

Week 3 in the NFL felt like the polar opposite of the week prior in fantasy scoring. In Week 2, the fantasy leaderboard was littered with big-time players posting highly productive weeks. In Week 3, we saw some unheralded names rise to the top of scoring leaders for the week. Whether it was players like... Read More


Fantasy Football Week 4 Busts? Players Who May Disappoint: Derek Carr, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, D.K. Metcalf, Jeff Wilson Jr.

Welcome to Week 4 RotoBallers! The season is starting to ramp up, and it is crucial to start getting some wins under your belt to make the playoffs and win a fantasy championship. For those who have started 0-3 or 1-2, this is a huge opportunity to get in the win column. It is getting... Read More


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Sneaky Starts, Pivot Plays and Post-Waiver Pickups for Week 4

There has been no shortage of injuries in the NFL this season. Some say this is because no one plays in the preseason anymore, while others claim this is how it goes yearly. But one thing is for certain – if you have a player up in the air for this week, you need to... Read More


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Fantasy Football Start Em, Sit Em - Week 4 Matchups Analysis

Welcome back RotoBallers to our Week 4 matchups analysis and Start Em, Sit Em column for fantasy football. Week 3 featured a lot of disappointing performances with lower overall scoring totals. Some of these players will regress back to the mean while others will continue to struggle. For those who are unfamiliar, each week we'll be... Read More


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Quarterback Starts/Sits for Week 4 - QB vs. Pass Rush Matchups for Lineup Decisions

Week 4 of the NFL season is here, and we’re starting to learn more and more about these teams with each passing week. As we get more and more information, it will become even easier to analyze the best matchups on a weekly basis. Right now, we have some details on each team, but we... Read More


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Finding Tight End Breakouts for Fantasy Football – Cracking the Code for Week 4

We all know who the elite tight ends are. You didn’t come here for me to tell you about how awesome Mark Andrews, Travis Kelce, and Dallas Goedert are. This is well known. It’s well documented. Even guys like Darren Waller, George Kittle, and Kyle Pitts, guys who have disappointed a bit so far, you only... Read More


Jamaal Williams - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

The King's Week 4 Lineup Rankings and Analysis (Premium Content)

Scott "The King" Engel issues his full Week 4 lineup rankings in PPR, Half-PPR, and Standard formats. He also includes analysis of key players at each position. The rankings will continue to be updated as news breaks prior to Sunday's games. Following the positional analysis below you'll see the rankings widget. Enter KING at checkout to... Read More


Amon-Ra St. Brown - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Wide Receiver Snap Counts and Target Trends - Risers and Fallers for Week 4 (2022)

You are already aware that wide receivers will play a critical role in the success of your teams. The undeniable volatility that exists with the running back position has also presented an increasing rationale for prioritizing wide receivers when you build your rosters - both at the onset of your drafts and as you manage... Read More


Devonta Smith - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

WR/CB Matchups to Target and Downgrade - Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of the WR/CB Matchup chart. As the year goes on, the PPGA metric will become more and more predictive. Results from a small sample like one or two weeks usually tell more about how talented a CB's opponent was rather than the difficulty of the matchup going forward. It is not... Read More


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Daily NBA Injury Roundup for September 30th, 2022

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily NBA injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy basketball (DFS) lineups, every day of the NBA season. Below is our updated list of injured NBA players for September 30th, 2022. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Must Have Late Round Picks For Fantasy Basketball (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Welcome to RotoBaller's 2022-2023 premium draft kit! We're here to be your secret weapon when it comes to this fantasy basketball season. In this article, I'll be going over some late round picks that I see as must-haves this year in fantasy basketball. All... Read More


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Top 10 Fantasy Basketball Rookies For Redraft (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Welcome to RotoBaller's 2022-2023 premium draft kit! We're here to be your secret weapon when it comes to this fantasy basketball season. Do you know which rookie finished as the highest-ranked player in 9-category leagues last season? Scottie Barnes? Nope. Evan Mobley? Wrong. Franz... Read More


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Thunder Dan's Fantasy Basketball 9-Cat Specialists (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Welcome to RotoBaller's 2022-2023 premium draft kit! We're here to be your secret weapon when it comes to this fantasy basketball season. Here I want to highlight my favorite 9-cat specialists, players who can contribute across the board in all of the nine categories... Read More


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Thunder Dan's Breakout Players to Target in 2023 Fantasy Basketball (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Thanks for grabbing our NBA Draft Kit for the 2022-2023 season, you're not going to regret it! I'm thrilled to be helping out with our premium content this year and bringing you my rankings, favorite 9-cat studs, and breakout players. Some of these players... Read More


Fantasy Basketball Category Studs: Blocks And Steals

Blocks and steals, the two defensive stats used in typical category leagues, may seem secondary but they are just as important to manage as rebounds or assists, and they should not be overlooked. Yes, it feels cool to grab all the guys who can score points and average double-doubles, but if you aren't rostering players... Read More


Thunder Dan's 2023 Draft Rankings: Fantasy Basketball

I am quite possibly more excited for this NBA season than I have been for any previous season since I was a kid. I grew up watching the golden age of the NBA in the '80s and '90s and have been an NBA fan ever since. But this season is hopefully going to be like... Read More


2022-23 Fantasy Basketball - Early ADP Analysis: Centers (Part 3)

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who are overvalued while finding gems buried down the ADP leaderboard. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. The perfect steal can give you a magnificent advantage. Today, let's talk about some players whose ADPs makes little sense given their projections--for the good... Read More


Alex Burns' 2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Rankings and Draft Analysis

I know what you're probably thinking."Fantasy basketball rankings in September? We haven't even begun training camp. Does he have nothing better to do with his time?" While I do find myself suffering from significant boredom during the NBA offseason, I want to clarify one thing: It is NEVER too early to begin discussing fantasy hoops.... Read More


2022-23 Fantasy Basketball - Early ADP Analysis: Centers (Part 2)

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who are overvalued while finding gems buried down the ADP leaderboard. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. The perfect steal can give you a magnificent advantage. Today, let's talk about some players whose ADPs makes little sense given their projections--for the good... Read More


2022-23 Fantasy Basketball - Early ADP Analysis: Centers (Part 1)

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who are overvalued while finding gems buried down the ADP leaderboard. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. The perfect steal can give you a magnificent advantage. Today, let's talk about some players whose ADPs makes little sense given their projections--for the good... Read More


2022-23 Fantasy Basketball - Early ADP Analysis: Forwards (Part 3)

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who are overvalued while finding gems buried down the ADP leaderboard. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. The perfect steal can give you a magnificent advantage. Today, let's talk about some players whose ADPs makes little sense given their projections--for the good... Read More