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About Andre Liu - RotoBaller

Dallas Mavericks mini fan -- Dirk Nowitzki MAJOR fan Advanced analytics get me going, so do tacos Houston resident -- soaking in the Rockets hype so I'm going out on a limb and saying the Houston Rockets are the best team in the Western Conference (don't @ me)

Andre Liu - RotoBaller has written 21 articles so far, you can find them below.

Mikal Bridges: 2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Sleeper

Welcome to October. NBA season is encroaching and drafts are looming. I wanted to key in on one of my sleeper candidates for the upcoming season. There might be a load of biases heaped onto this as I had him on my fantasy roster last year, but let me try to convince you why Mikal... Read More

2 months ago

NBA Young Boy(s) :The NBA 2018 Rookie Class

The NBA curates a level of interest beyond crazy athletic ability or spectacular winning teamwork; the league lives on the storylines that it creates, and what better storyline than learning how 60+ young, newly minted millionaires will fare in the brutal professional world of the greatest basketball in the world? Today, I return from a... Read More

8 months ago

Pick & Roll Kings: A Short List of Top NBA Duos in 2018-2019

One of the most fundamental plays in basketball is the pick and roll. Although it is simple, it is also effective. As a Houston resident, there is no play that got me more hyped watching the Rockets than James Harden slipping a bounce pass between his legs to Clint Capela, leaping to the rim to... Read More

1 year ago

Free Throws Mean Free Wins: NBA Picks Who Draw Contact

Basketball is built on the basics. Fundamentals make a player and great fundamentals make a great player. There is nothing more fundamental than free throws. It may not be the most exciting thing for fans to watch, especially coming from the past decade which included debacles like three-point flopping or Hack-a-Shaq. It does slow down... Read More

1 year ago

The NBA Defensive Player of the Year Goes to...

The end of the regular season draws near, but, as the hype builds, don’t let the numbers fall to the side. One of my favorite parts of the NBA is end of season awards – a culminating triumph to highlight the sustained strengths of a single, heroic player. Most Valuable Player – give it to... Read More

2 years ago

Nerlens Noel: The Nerlen Wall

Two summers ago, it was a wild free agency ride for big men in the league. Players like Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng made out like bandits on notorious contracts (good for them, by the way!). The summer following, teams had to compensate for the overpay, and big man money was harder to come by.... Read More

2 years ago

The Unsung Raptors: Fred VanVleet and Jonas Valanciunas

First in the Eastern Conference. Third best record in the league. Most threatening second unit. The list of Toronto accolades at this point in the season grows more and more daunting. They are an interesting team that has seen a massive change in playstyle. Their superstars, Kyle Lowry and Demar DeRozan are still incredible leaders,... Read More

2 years ago

Dragan and 'Quese: Big Futures in Phoenix

Well, that’s it. First, I started looking at young players who don’t have sufficient data to back up their future and now I’m looking at one of the worst teams in the league. Not the most hard-hitting news, but it is interesting. Today, we will be diving into the careers of two young players for... Read More

2 years ago

Brandon Ingram: Lake Show Star

As one of the greatest tankathons in the NBA is underway, a few teams stand out. The Brooklyn Nets, who still don’t have their own pick this year, and the LA Lakers, who lose their 2018 first round pick to Boston or Philadelphia in a convoluted manner, both stand to continue to fight for wins... Read More

2 years ago

Hustle Beats Talent When Talent Doesn’t Hustle

As lovers of fantasy basketball, we often have eyes trained to identify the valuable box score stats. But that’s not to say that we don’t appreciate the nuances of the game of basketball. Many of the most important players on an NBA roster provide help in areas that don’t get credited. Today we’re going to... Read More

2 years ago

Dynamic Denver: The Nuggets’ Foray into Fame

Ok I’ll admit it… I’m totally bought into the hype surrounding the Mile-High City’s basketball team. They have an extremely talented youth, their own unicorn, and a thrilling offense. In my heart, they’re vying for the best kind of nuggets out there (Sorry McDonald's). Denver is currently 6th place in the Western Conference with a... Read More

2 years ago

A Bite-Sized Analysis of Nicolas Batum

Quick! How many current NBA players are French? If you got 11, you’re correct, but maybe ask yourself why you know that…?! One of our beloved baguette ballers is, none other than, Nicolas Batum of the Charlotte Hornets. Batum is known to be a versatile wing who can fill the stat sheet with solid points,... Read More

2 years ago

Domantas Sabonis and Indiana’s Big Man Query

This past summer, the good basketball fans of Indiana were stunned to hear their superstar player, Paul George, was departing for greener pastures in Oklahoma City. They were even more shocked to learn that they would be getting back Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis in return. This new team, on paper, looked to scrape the... Read More

2 years ago

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Fantasy Basketball's Stock(s) Market - 2nd Half Outlooks

In fantasy basketball, there are nine common categories that managers try to create the most value out of. Three of these categories are very important because of their more limited value, and, thus, their higher potential to swing victories. These categories are three pointers made, steals, and blocks. For our analysis today, we will collectively... Read More

2 years ago

Pace Pace Baby: A Mini-Study on NBA Team Pace

Basketball is a sport of many dimensions, and that’s why it draws so much intrigue and adoration. As analytics has come to the forefront of traditional sports, we have been able to understand a lot more about how the game works. But, with the hubris akin to all humans, we continually try to master the... Read More

2 years ago

ADP Outperformers Part II: Josh Richardson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, and Aaron Gordon

Hello again, it’s me, the burgeoning young upstart, back at it again with my fantasy basketball snippets. As promised, here’s part two of my ADP Outperformers, where we are comparing the average draft position of players to their current fantasy rank. The names today should basically be household names for any serious fantasy managers, but... Read More

2 years ago

NBA ADP Out-Performers, Part I: Lou Williams, Taj Gibson, Nikola Vucevic

We’re closing in on the halfway mark of the NBA regular season. Enough games have been played to show how well players are fitting into new teams and new roles. Some players have been exceeding expectations and producing enormous fantasy value for their owners. But as fantasy fanatics, we want to know more than just... Read More

2 years ago

Defense Wins Fantasy Championships - A Mini-Study

A new year means you get an excuse to try new things. But rather than promising to get fit or eat well, I’ve resolved to release my inner nerd. Today I want to focus on how the fantasy value of an NBA center can be correlated with his defensive prowess. Centers are important for fantasy... Read More

2 years ago

Fantasy Basketball's Three Point Stream Team

In weekly head to head fantasy matchups, there’s no worse feeling than losing a WHOLE category by a single three-point shot! Especially given the high frequency of outside shooting in the modern-day NBA, you feel like you definitely you could have done a little more to affect your week’s matchup. Here’s where this article is... Read More

2 years ago

Steven Adams: A Dive Down Under Oklahoma City’s “Big 3”

Fresh off a fantastic triple overtime victory on Friday over the 76ers, the Oklahoma City Thunder look to ease off its fans’ worries. It’s been a rollercoaster in the past two years for die hard Thunder fans: a gut-wrenching 2016 loss of Kevin Durant to the League’s villains, the Golden State Warriors, followed by a... Read More

2 years ago

Brook Lopez: Fantasy Basketball's Biggest Bust?

Hey guys, I'm new here at RotoBaller. Just a basketball numbers guy trying to make some moves out here. I appreciate any feedback so always hit me up on Twitter @undraliu (especially if you want to nerd out over the NBA or if you want to say nice things to me) Among the crazy off season... Read More

2 years ago

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Waiver Wire Express - Week 15 Lightning Round

An injury-laden Week 14 decided many matchups, with several big names going down in a Red Wedding-esque affair. Not only was Josh Jacobs was a late inactive, but Jared Cook, Devante Parker, Albert Wilson all left with concussions, Mike Evans pulled up with a hamstring injury, Calvin Ridley and Ryan Griffin hurt their ankles, Derrius... Read More

Fantasy Football News and Injuries - Running Updates

Below is a quick-hit list of running notes on relevant injuries and player news, including pre-game reports and live in-game updates. Stay tuned for updates all throughout the week and on Sunday morning game day:   Week 14 Josh Jacobs (shoulder) has officially been ruled out. Jared Cook has been ruled out of the game after... Read More

Week 14 Chat - Live Fantasy Football Game Day Q&A

It's Sunday Morning Week 14... Do You Know Who to Start? Each Sunday morning of the NFL season, RotoBaller's experts will be moderating the industry's leading live chat room and answering a bunch of your fantasy football questions, from around 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM ET. Come join in on the fun, and get your... Read More

Updated Week 14 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 14 RotoBallers. Below are our updated consensus Week 14 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries, player news and rankings updates: Josh Jacobs (shoulder) has officially been ruled out. Will Fuller (hamstring) is expected to miss Week 14. Adam Thielen (hamstring) has officially been ruled out. Le'Veon Bell... Read More

Fantasy Football Mailbag - Q&A for Week 14

This article's content may vary week-to-week, but generally, it will be answering questions fielded from either the @RotoBallerNFL twitter account or my personal one (@RotoSurgeon). This week, the focus is on start/sit questions, and there were plenty. Every week, many of us struggle with which quarterback to start, or who to flex, and I am... Read More

Fantasy Football Starts and Sits: Matchups Analysis for Week 14

Welcome to our Week 14 matchup analysis and start/sit column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every single contest from the Sunday slate in one convenient location, helping you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. Be sure to check back regularly because this article will be updated as news comes in regarding injuries and other... Read More

Monday Night Fantasy Football Starts/Sits - Week 14

Finally, we had a good fantasy matchup last week. And now, as punishment, we get this. The Eagles against the Giants is a good rivalry game. But for fantasy? Not so much. Even key players Saquon Barkley and Carson Wentz have been severely disappointing in 2019. The game is not going to be something to... Read More

Wide Receiver Matchups To Target In Week 14

In Week 13, Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill were the high-end options that had great matchups. Adams had a huge two-touchdown game while Hill only came up with 55 scoreless yards, falling victim to game flow as the Chiefs led from start to finish, scoring a defensive touchdown in the process. Several of the wide receivers... Read More

Week 14 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football weekly rankings, tiers, player news and stats for the 2019 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings     Fantasy... Read More

Week 14-16 Playoff Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

The playoffs are here, and that means we're going to do things a little differently. I want to take a look at the playoffs as a whole (and in this case we are considering Weeks 14-16) and determine which DSTs you can ride all the way through and which ones you should stream this week.... Read More

Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Week 14

Welcome to Week 14, RotoBallers! Below you will find some of my spotlight plays and tough lineup decisions for the upcoming week of the fantasy football playoffs. These player selections are based on my Premium Weekly Lineup Rankings, available as part of the RotoBaller's NFL Premium Pass. Enter promo code KING at checkout for a... Read More

NFL Survivor Pool Picks (Week 14) - Targets and Avoids

If there were a dozen people left in a survivor pool this past week, odds are those pools are down to just several. The upsets began Thursday when the Bills beat the Cowboys, and continued Sunday when the Dolphins and Redskins won as 10-point underdogs. If you're somehow still alive in your pool with just... Read More

Week 14 Stream Team - Free Agent and Bye-Week Streamers

Now that the playoffs are beginning in most leagues and the final march for a championship has begun, streaming becomes a  necessary strategy. Knowing who to add and when to start them could be the ultimate difference-maker in a weekly matchup. Making the right streaming decisions could easily be the difference in winning a championship.... Read More

Fantasy Football Playoff RB Handcuffs: Add Them Now!

The fantasy football postseason has begun, so it’s time to re-evaluate your depth, especially at running back. With only three weeks left on most fantasy scoreboards and each matchup possibly being your last, there is no more time for stashing players for potential contributions later. You also cannot waste roster space on guys who will... Read More

Fleaflicker's Most Added and Dropped: Week 14

Week 13 just served to remind us all that anything can happen in the National Football League and that you can't ever look past the New York Jets when you're trying to lose. The Cincinnati Bengals learned that lesson on Sunday, beating the Jets handily in a game that wasn't even as close as the... Read More