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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 85 articles so far, you can find them below.

Second-Year Breakouts - Fantasy Basketball Draft Values

While sophomores like Trae Young and Luka Doncic have already boosted their draft value to about second-round status, most second-year players are still working on emerging as elite fantasy options, or even just roster-worthy fantasy options. Year two is where a lot of NBA players make enormous leaps in their productivity after the first year... Read More

18 hours ago

Chris Herndon IV (TE, NYJ) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Leagues ANALYSIS: New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon IV (hamstring) is still yet to make his season debut for the team, but anyone in deep leagues struggling to find tight end production would be wise to add him now before it's too late.... Read More

21 hours ago

Keke Coutee (WR, HOU) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Houston Texans wide receiver Keke Coutee scored his first touchdown of the season in Week 7, a four-yard rushing touchdown against the Colts. He's had a quiet year so far, but his opportunities should increase going forward as Will Fuller (hamstring)... Read More

21 hours ago

J.D. McKissic (RB, DET) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Lions running back J.D. McKissic was the team's most effective running back in Week 7. He had five carries for 29 yards and caught two of his three targets for 31 yards. The team's starting running back Kerryon Johnson (knee)... Read More

21 hours ago

Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Zach Pascal had a career-best performance in Week 7 against the Texans. He caught six of his seven targets for a career-high 106 yards and two touchdowns. He was second on the team in targets with only T.Y.... Read More

21 hours ago

T.J. Yeldon Inactive In Week 7

The Buffalo Bills made running back T.J. Yeldon inactive in Week 7 with the return of rookie running back Devin Singletary. While the fact that Yeldon wasn't even active was a bit of a surprise, it's been clear since Week 1 that he's the team No. 3 running back behind Frank Gore and Singletary. Yeldon... Read More

1 day ago

Dawson Knox Manages Just 22 Yards In Week 7

Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox caught just two of his five targets for 22 yards in Week 7. The good news for Knox is that Tyler Kroft barely saw the field in the game and didn't receive a target. Kroft was making his Bills' debut after originally being signed to be the team's starting... Read More

2 days ago

Cole Beasley Scores His First Touchdown Of The Season

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley gained only 16 yards in Week 7, but he was able to find the end zone for the first time this year, saving his fantasy day. Beasley tied with John Brown for the team lead in targets with six, but managed to catch just three of them. Beasley has... Read More

2 days ago

Duke Williams Held To One Catch In Week 7

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Duke Williams (shoulder) left Week 7's game with a shoulder injury but was able to return. He managed just one catch for 23 yards in the game. John Brown and Cole Beasley were the only two wide receivers who were heavily targeted by quarterback Josh Allen in the game. The good... Read More

2 days ago

John Brown Delivers Strong Game In Week 7

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown led the team with five catches and 83 receiving yards in Week 7 and scored his second touchdown of the season. It was Brown's highest yardage output since Week 1 and his first touchdown since Week 1. He tied with Cole Beasley for the team lead in targets with... Read More

2 days ago

Devin Singletary Struggles In Week 7 Return

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary, who hadn't played since Week 2, struggled in his return to action this week. Singletary saw seven carries in the game and managed to gain just 26 yards, good for 3.7 yards per carry. The results are especially underwhelming when considering the generous Dolphins Defense Singletary was facing. Frank... Read More

2 days ago

Frank Gore Tallies 66 Yards In Week 7

Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore carried the ball 11 times for 55 yards and caught his only target for 11 yards in Week 7's victory over the Dolphins. The team's No. 2 running back Devin Singletary made his return this week after missing the team's previous three games and earned seven carries, gaining 26... Read More

2 days ago

Josh Allen Scores Twice And Is Turnover-Free In Week 7

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen had his second turnover-free outing of the season in Week 7 against the Dolphins. He completed 16-of-26 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns, while also adding 32 rushing yards. It was a home game and the matchup couldn't have been better. Luckily, Allen's next two matchups are similarly favorable... Read More

2 days ago

Mohamed Sanu Held To Just One Catch In Week 7

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was a no-show in Week 7, catching his only target in the game for three yards. It was a rough offensive day overall for the Falcons offense as they were held under 300 air yards for the first time this season. Quarterback Matt Ryan (ankle) left the game in... Read More

2 days ago

Calvin Ridley Held To Just 30 Receiving Yards In Week 7

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley had four catches on six targets in Week 7, but managed just 30 yards and was held out of the end zone. The Falcons offense struggled mightily on the day and didn't score their first, and only, touchdown until the fourth quarter, when backup quarterback Matt Schaub had taken... Read More

2 days ago

Austin Hooper Scores Only Falcons Touchdown In Week 7

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper caught four of his five targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in Week 7. He was the only Falcon to find the end zone and one of only two Falcons, alongside Julio Jones, with over 30 yards from scrimmage on the day. It was an ugly offensive day... Read More

2 days ago

Julio Jones Catches Six Passes For 93 Yards

In a week where just about everything went wrong for the Atlanta Falcons, wide receiver Julio Jones luckily escaped with a passable fantasy day. Jones led the team with nine targets and caught six of them for 93 yards. The two Falcons quarterbacks on the day, Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub, only threw for a total of... Read More

2 days ago

Ito Smith Leaves Game In First Quarter With Head Injury

Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith (head) was carted off the field after sustaining an injury in pass protection. Smith only had one touch in the game, a seven-yard carry, before his day was over. The injury looked like a bad one and he will likely be headed into concussion protocol. The team's starting running... Read More

2 days ago

Devonta Freeman Struggles And Gets Ejected

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman wasn't able to do much with his nine touches in Week 7. His day was shortened when he was ejected early in the third quarter for throwing a punch at Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald. Freeman carried the ball seven times for 19 yards and caught two of his... Read More

2 days ago

Matt Ryan Has Disastrous Game, Leaves With Injury

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (ankle) exited Week 7's game against the Rams with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter. The injury came on a play in which Aaron Donald sacked Ryan and also forced and recovered a fumble. It capped a horrendous day for Ryan, who completed 16-of-27 passes for just 159 yards... Read More

2 days ago

Darrell Henderson (RB, LAR) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson got his first real opportunity in NFL action this past week while the team's starting running back Todd Gurley (thigh) was sidelined and he performed exceptionally well. It remains to be seen whether or not... Read More

2 days ago

Auden Tate (WR, CIN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Auden Tate led the team in targets in Week 6 with a season-high 12. He also led the team in receptions (5) and receiving yards (91). Tate's had six-or-more targets in four straight games and has clearly established... Read More

2 days ago

A.J. Brown (WR, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of Leagues ANALYSIS: It's been a bit of a rollercoaster season so far for Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown. He started the year off with a bang, tallying exactly 100 receiving yards in his NFL debut. Since then, he's mostly been quiet apart... Read More

2 days ago

Falcons Defense Not Worth Consideration

The Falcons Defense has been absolutely atrocious this year. After allowing a whopping 53 points to the Texans in Week 5, they went on to allow the Cardinals to light them up for 34 points in Week 6. This week, the Falcons host a struggling, but still very capable Rams offense. The Falcons should be... Read More

5 days ago

Matt Bryant A Solid Starter For Week 7

Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant had a strong showing in Week 6 despite missing a crucial extra point for his team. Bryant hit both of his field-goal attempts, including a 44-yarder, but missed the last one of his four extra-point attempts, resulting in the Falcons one-point loss to the Cardinals. This week, the Falcons face... Read More

5 days ago

Ito Smith Not A Viable Starting Option In Week 7

Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith only earned three carries and wasn't targeted at all in the passing game in Week 6. He had 11 touches in Week 5 and had generally been more involved in the offense prior to last week, but given the lack of activity in the team's most recent game, he's... Read More

5 days ago

Mohamed Sanu A Possible WR3 Or Flex In PPR Leagues

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu has turned in solid outings in three of his past four games. He's been receiving about as many targets as Calvin Ridley, but Ridley has been getting the deeper targets and has four touchdowns on the year compared with Sanu's one. Julio Jones is the team's clear number one... Read More

5 days ago

Keep Rolling With Austin Hooper In Week 7

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper has 23 receptions over his past three games and has topped 100 receiving yards in two of those three games. This week, the Falcons host the Rams and look to end their four-game losing streak. While it's unlikely that Hooper will remain this consistently productive throughout the season, he's... Read More

5 days ago

Calvin Ridley A Solid WR2 In Week 7

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley has found the end zone in four of six games so far this year, keeping up his impressive touchdown rate from his rookie season. He has 21 targets over his last three games and should stay heavily involved in the offense as the team hosts the Rams in Week... Read More

5 days ago

Devonta Freeman Should Stay Productive In Week 7

It's been a strange year so far for Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman. He's averaging just 3.6 yards per carry and has been held under 50 rushing yards in all but two games so far this year. However, he has 25 catches for 203 yards and three touchdowns through the air over the season,... Read More

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