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About Andrew Ericksen - RotoBaller

An enthusiast on all things sports and especially all things fantasy sports, Andrew was raised amidst a Detroit sports scene that included an 0-16 Lions team and a 119-loss Tigers team, but still his Detroit fan-hood never wavered. Andrew is thrilled to be part of the RotoBaller team, eager to give his insight on the right moves for fantasy players to make throughout the season.

Andrew Ericksen - RotoBaller has written 132 articles so far, you can find them below.


Moritz Wagner (PF/C, WAS): Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: Washington Wizards power forward/center Moritz Wagner returned to action on February 3rd after missing nearly two months with a left ankle sprain. Since his return, he's been slowly eased back into the rotation. He saw over 24 minutes in two straight games this... Read More

1 week ago

Jabari Parker (SF/PF, SAC): Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: Sacramento Kings small forward/power forward Jabari Parker (shoulder) has been out since early January but appears to be close to making his return. Parker was traded from the Hawks to the Kings prior to the trade deadline. With the news that the Kings... Read More

2 weeks ago

Naz Reid (C, MIN): Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of leagues ANALYSIS: Minnesota Timberwolves center Naz Reid has seen extended playing time in the past week and a half. With Andrew Wiggins and Robert Covington out of the picture, Reid has been utilized as one of the first big men off the bench for the... Read More

2 weeks ago

Benny Snell Jr. (RB, PIT) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Benny Snell Jr. had a team-high seven carries in Week 16 against the Jets and could lead the way for the backfield again in Week 17 with James Conner (hip)out. Conner has officially been ruled out for the... Read More

2 months ago

Falcons Defense Is Best To Avoid In Week 17

The Falcons Defense has performed adequately well over the past few weeks, but it's still been a rough year on the whole for the unit. This week, the Falcons face the Buccaneers, a team that put up 35 points on them about a month ago. While the Falcons defense should be able to keep Jameis... Read More

2 months ago


Younghoe Koo Is A Worthy Starter In Week 17

Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo has only hit two field goals over the past two weeks, but his track record on the season still remains strong. Plus, the Falcons should find themselves in plenty of scoring opportunities in Week 17 against the Buccaneers. Koo has hit 18 of his 21 field goal attempts on the... Read More

2 months ago

Austin Hooper Is A Must-Start In Week 17

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper had a solid bounce-back game in Week 16 against the Jaguars. He caught seven of his nine targets for 82 yards in the game. This week, Hooper and the Falcons face a vulnerable Buccaneers pass defense and they might be without star receiver Julio Jones (knee) in the game.... Read More

2 months ago

Russell Gage A Solid Option For PPR Play In Week 17

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage is in a good place going into Week 17. Gage has caught five or more passes in four of his past five games. This week, Gage and the Falcons face a very favorable matchup against a generous Buccaneers pass defense. The team might be without Julio Jones (knee) in... Read More

2 months ago

Qadree Ollison Too Risky To Start In Week 17

The Atlanta Falcons have continued to utilize rookie running back Qadree Ollison effectively in goal-line situations throughout the season's second half. He has scored four touchdowns since November 17, despite seeing only 18 total carries over that stretch. Ollison is the definition of a touchdown-or-bust running back and his workload is too low to enable... Read More

2 months ago

Brian Hill Isn't Worth Fantasy Consideration In Week 17

Atlanta Falcons running back Brian Hill saw seven carries in Week 16 against the Jaguars and made the most of them. He rushed for 66 yards in the game, good for 9.4 yards per carry. However, Devonta Freeman stole the show, gaining over 120 total yards in the game and adding two touchdowns. Hill should... Read More

2 months ago


Devonta Freeman Is An RB2 In Week 17

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman had his best game of the year in Week 16, compiling 127 total yards and two touchdowns. He caught a season-high nine passes in the game. This week, Freeman and the Falcons face the Buccaneers, who have been solid against the run this year, but Freeman does so much... Read More

2 months ago

Matt Ryan Is Trustworthy In Week 17

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 384 passing yards in Week 16, his second-highest yardage output of the season. This week, Ryan and the Falcons have a favorable matchup against a very vulnerable Buccaneers pass defense. Ryan should be able to top 300 yards once again in the game, however his upside would take... Read More

2 months ago

Julio Jones Is A Must-Start If Active In Week 17

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (knee) has been held out of practice so far this week and his status for Week 17 against the Buccaneers is currently in question. If he misses the game, Matt Ryan takes a small hit, while Austin Hooper, Russell Gage and Devonta Freeman would get a boost. If Jones... Read More

2 months ago

Bills Defense In A Decent Spot For Week 17 Production

The Bills Defense has been exceptional this year and they go into Week 17 facing a Jets offense that ranks dead last in the league in yards per game (273.1). On paper, the Bills would appear to be in perfect shape for a dominant fantasy week. However, the team is locked into the fifth seed... Read More

2 months ago

Dawson Knox Isn't Trustworthy In Week 17

Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox hasn't produced a solid fantasy game since Week 11 against the Dolphins, when he caught two passes for 32 yards and a touchdown. He has just two touchdowns on the year and has only topped 50 receiving yards in a game on three occasions. This week, the Bills face... Read More

2 months ago


Cole Beasley Has Low-End PPR Value In Week 17

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley posted his second 100-yard game of the year in Week 16 against the Patriots. This week, Beasley and the Bills face the Jets in a game that is essentially meaningless for the Bills as they are locked into the fifth seed in the AFC playoffs. The team has reported... Read More

2 months ago

John Brown Is Best To Avoid In Week 17 Vs Jets

There appears to be a solid chance that Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown will sit out the team's Week 17 game against the Jets. The Bills are locked into the fifth seed in the AFC playoffs, so it would make sense if they chose to rest their top offensive playmaker. Even if Brown does... Read More

2 months ago

T.J. Yeldon Still Not Relevant For Fantasy Play

Buffalo Bills running back T.J. Yeldon has been inactive for nine straight games as the team has gone exclusively with Devin Singletary and Frank Gore in their backfield. The team hasn't announced a change of plans for Yeldon in Week 17 against the Jets. However, since the Bills are locked into the fifth seed in... Read More

2 months ago

Frank Gore Should Be Avoided In Week 17

Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore has been held under 20 rushing yards in three straight games, despite a total of 23 carries over that stretch. With the Bills locked into the fifth seed in the AFC playoffs, it's hard to know how much the Bills will deploy Gore and No. 1 running back Devin... Read More

2 months ago

Devin Singletary Is A Decent RB2 Option In Week 17

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary has seen at least 14 carries in each of his last six games. Despite scoring only one touchdown over that stretch, he's performed like a low-end RB2 through his high yardage output. This week, the Bills face the Jets in a game that's meaningless for them as they are... Read More

2 months ago


Josh Allen Might Be Risky In Week 17

There's been nothing yet to suggest that Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen won't start the team's Week 17 matchup against the Jets. However, the Bills are locked into the fifth seed in the AFC and with nothing to play for in Week 17, the Bills could very well end up resting Allen for around half... Read More

2 months ago

Travis Homer (RB, SEA) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Seattle Seahawks running backs are dropping like flies and rookie Travis Homer suddenly finds himself in a spot where he could be a fantasy difference-maker in Week 17. Chris Carson (hip), Rashaad Penny (knee) and C.J. Prosise (arm) are all out for the... Read More

2 months ago

Steven Sims Jr. (WR, NE) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Washington Redskins wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. has had two straight productive fantasy weeks as he's stepped up as the team's No. 2 receiver behind Terry McLaurin. Sims has earned double-digit targets each of the past two weeks and has a total... Read More

2 months ago

Justin Watson (WR, TB) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ailing at wide receiver, Justin Watson stepped up in Week 16 and saw a career-high 10 targets. He caught five passes for 43 yards and a touchdown in the game. He now has two touchdowns in his... Read More

2 months ago

Derrick Jones (SF/PF, MIA) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones has been stuffing the stat sheet as one of the first players off the bench for the Heat the past few weeks. Over his past five games, he's hit seven threes while recording nine steals and four blocks... Read More

2 months ago


Bismack Biyombo (PF/C, CHA) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: Charlotte Hornets power forward/center Bismack Biyombo has been posting some gaudy rebounding numbers the past few weeks and they can't be ignored by anyone in leagues of 12 teams or deeper. Biyombo grabbed a season-high 17 boards against the Pacers on December 15,... Read More

2 months ago

Chris Boucher (PF/C, TOR) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of leagues ANALYSIS: Toronto Raptors power forward/center Chris Boucher should be seeing a substantial increase in playing time with both Marc Gasol (hamstring) and Pascal Siakam (groin) out indefinitely. Boucher saw some extra run in November while Serge Ibaka was hurt and proved to have some solid... Read More

2 months ago

Donte DiVincenzo (SG, MIL) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of leagues ANALYSIS: Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Donte Divincenzo has received some steady playing time this year, especially since the team lost Eric Bledsoe (leg) to a broken fibula. Bledsoe should be out at least another week, which makes DiVencenzo a fantastic short-term add, but he could... Read More

2 months ago

Bills Defense Surrenders Over 400 Yards To Patriots

The Bills Defense struggled in Week 16 against the Patriots. They allowed the Patriots to record 414 yards from scrimmage in the game, on their way to 24 points and a victory. The Bills failed to record a single sack on quarterback Tom Brady and they only came up with one turnover, a Rex Burkhead... Read More

2 months ago

Dawson Knox Catches Just One Pass In Week 16

Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox had one of the Bills' biggest plays from scrimmage in Week 16 against the Patriots. He caught a 33-yard pass from quarterback Josh Allen, but unfortunately, it was Knox's only reception in the game. Knox was targeted four times in the game, which was tied for second on the... Read More

2 months ago


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