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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 129 articles so far, you can find them below.


CJ Prosise (RB, SEA) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Seattle Seahawks running back CJ Prosise was on the field for 46 offensive snaps in Week 3, nine more than starting running back Chris Carson. With Carson's fumbling problems (three lost fumbles the past three weeks) and Rashaad Penny's hamstring injury,... Read More

4 months ago

Preston Williams (WR, MIA) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams has been heavily featured in the team's offense the past two weeks. In Week 2 against the Patriots, he had six targets and wound up with four catches for 63 yards. In Week 3 against the... Read More

4 months ago

Gerrit Cole Reaches 300 Strikeouts On Season

On Wednesday, Houston Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole became the 18th pitcher since 1900 to reach 300 strikeouts in a season. Cole pitched eight innings against the Rangers on Wednesday, allowing six hits, one walk and two earned runs while striking out 10. It was his seventh straight outing with 10+ strikeouts. Cole has been absolutely... Read More

4 months ago

Mookie Betts Could Serve As Designated Hitter This Weekend

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts (foot) has been out since last Thursday, September 12, while nursing a sore left foot. According to manager Alex Cora, Betts had a good workout in the weight room on Wednesday. Cora believes that Betts could be utilized as a designated hitter in this weekend's series against the Rays.... Read More

4 months ago

Mark Canha Walks Off For Athletics On Wednesday

Oakland Athletics outfielder Mark Canha produced the lone run in Wednesday's 11-inning win over the Royals. Canha went 2-for-5 in the game, hitting an RBI double in the 11th inning that brought Jurickson Profar home to score. Canha has continued his breakout season into September. He is slashing .270/.394/.509 on the year with 24 home... Read More

4 months ago


J.D. Martinez Out Again On Thursday

Boston Red Sox outfielder J.D. Martinez (groin) will sit out his second straight game Thursday while nursing a groin injury. Martinez was pulled from Tuesday's game and hasn't been back since. Xander Bogaerts is taking Martinez's usual designated hitter spot as well as his clean-up spot on Thursday. Chris Owings is starting at shortstop and... Read More

4 months ago

Homer Bailey Strikes Out 11 Over Seven Innings

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Homer Bailey was lights-out on Wednesday against the Royals, pitching seven scoreless innings and allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out 11. The Athletics were unfortunately in the midst of being shut out by Royals starter Danny Duffy, preventing Bailey from getting a win, but the start for... Read More

4 months ago

Danny Duffy Pitches Seven Scoreless Innings On Wednesday

Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was nearly flawless on Wednesday against the Athletics, pitching seven scoreless innings and allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out six. Unfortunately for Duffy, the Royals gave him no run support and they eventually lost the game 1-0 in 11 innings. Duffy has had a tremendous... Read More

4 months ago

Falcons Defense Not A Strong Starting Option For Week 3

The Falcons Defense had a surprisingly strong showing in Week 2 against the Eagles in their home opener, sacking quarterback Carson Wentz three times while also forcing two interceptions and holding the Eagles to 20 points in the game. This week, the Falcons go on the road to face the Colts, who don't have quite... Read More

4 months ago

Matt Bryant A Solid Starting Option For Week 3

Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant should have the opportunity to put up some points in Week 3 against the Colts. After not attempting a kick in Week 1, Bryant had two field goal attempts and three extra-point attempts in Week 2. He hit all three of his extra-point attempts and went 1-for-2 on field goals,... Read More

4 months ago


Ito Smith Not A Starting Option In Week 3

Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith has shown some positive signs through two games this season. He's carried the ball ten times for 63 yards, good for 6.3 yards per carry, which is far superior than the average of Falcons lead running back Devonta Freeman, who is averaging just 2.2 yards per carry. Still, it's... Read More

4 months ago

Mohamed Sanu A Risky Start In Week 3

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu has nine catches on 13 targets through two games, which is encouraging to see. However, he's been primarily targeted on short-yardage plays. He has just 73 yards on those nine catches, good for only 8.1 yards per reception. Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley are the big playmakers in the... Read More

4 months ago

Austin Hooper A Viable TE1 Starter In Week 3

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper has been heavily utilized by quarterback Matt Ryan so far this year. Through two games, Hooper has been targeted 15 times and has caught 13 of those targets for 111 yards. He's been mostly targeted on short routes. His yards per reception average is only 8.5, making him a... Read More

4 months ago

Calvin Ridley A Reliable WR2 In Week 3

It's been a flawless start to the season for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who has scored touchdowns in each of his first two games and totalled 169 receiving yards. He should continue to produce for his owners in Week 3 as the Falcons take on the Colts. Ridley was targeted ten times in... Read More

4 months ago

Devonta Freeman Still A Worthy RB2 Start

It's been a nightmare start to the season for Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman. Through two games, Freeman has carried the ball 19 times for just 41 yards, while adding six catches for 54 yards. The receiving numbers are a nice little boost, but his 2.2 yards-per-carry average is atrocious. The Vikings and Eagles,... Read More

4 months ago


Julio Jones Primed For Another Big Week

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has three touchdowns through two games and has been peppered with targets as usual from quarterback Matt Ryan so far this year. He should keep his strong start going this week against the Colts. The Falcons have one of the top passing offenses in the league and they're yet... Read More

4 months ago

Matt Ryan Should Be Reliable Starter In Week 3

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has five touchdowns and five interceptions through two games. He's been over 300 yards in each game this season and has a good chance to keep that streak going this week against the Colts. The Falcons' run game has yet to show any signs of life, forcing Ryan to throw... Read More

4 months ago

Cole Beasley A Low-End Option In PPR Leagues

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley caught all four of his targets in Week 2 and produced 83 receiving yards on the day. It was a significant target decrease from his nine targets in Week 1, but it was nonetheless inspiring to see him turn in a solid performance despite the low target-share. Expect him... Read More

4 months ago

Zay Jones Still Not Roster-Worthy

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones hasn't been very involved in the offense through two games, with just seven targets and a total of three catches for 32 yards. John Brown and Cole Beasley have been the center of Josh Allen's attention and while Jones is quite possibly the next option on his radar, it's... Read More

4 months ago

T.J. Yeldon Not A Starting Option In Week 3

Buffalo Bills running back T.J. Yeldon stands to benefit if the team's No. 2 running back Devin Singletary (hamstring) is out or limited in Week 3, but Yeldon still has too much risk built in to consider starting. He's yet to touch the ball through two games this year. He likely needs either starting running... Read More

4 months ago


Bills Defense A Top-End Fantasy Option In Week 3

The Bills Defense has had a bit of a cakewalk so far this season, opening the year with the Jets and Giants, but the competition doesn't get any more fierce this week. The Bills have their home opener against the Bengals in Week 3. The Bengals are still without star wide receiver A.J. Green and... Read More

4 months ago

Frank Gore A Decent RB2 Option In Week 3

Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore turned in a strong fantasy performance in Week 2 with 19 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown. This week, Gore's situation looks even better as the team's No. 2 running back Devin Singletary is nursing a hamstring injury and is currently questionable for the game. The Bills have... Read More

4 months ago

John Brown A Solid WR2 In Week 3

Through two games, Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown is averaging nine targets and just a shade under 100 receiving yards per game, leading the team in both categories. He should continue to produce strong numbers this week with a favorable matchup against the Bengals in the Bills' home opener. Brown should see at least... Read More

4 months ago

Josh Allen A Solid Start In Week 3

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has the team off to a 2-0 start and could very well keep the good times going with a favorable matchup against the Bengals in the team's home opener this weekend. Allen has scored both a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown in each of his first two games and... Read More

4 months ago

Giancarlo Stanton Activated From Injured List

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (knee) was activated off the Injured List on Wednesday and is headed right into the team's lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels. He's hitting fifth and playing left field. Stanton hasn't seen the field since late June as he's been sidelined with a PCL strain in his right... Read More

4 months ago


Mike Moustakas Hits Home Run No. 35 On Tuesday

Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas continues to inch closer to his career-best home run season, which came when he hit 38 in 2017 with the Royals. On Tuesday, Moustakas hit 1-for-3 and blasted his 35th home run of the season. He is now slashing .262/.333/.535 with 85 RBI on the year. He's maintained a... Read More

4 months ago

Lorenzo Cain Hits Ninth Home Run On Tuesday

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain broke a substantial home run drought on Tuesday, hitting his first home run since July 31 and his ninth home run on the season. Cain is of course known more for his contact-hitting ability than his power, but he's had a down year all around. He's currently slashing just .251/.316/.352.... Read More

4 months ago

Dallas Keuchel Hit Hard By Phillies

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel suffered his sixth loss of the season on Tuesday, giving up eight hits, one walk and five earned runs over five innings against the Phillies. Keuchel was fortunate his line wasn't even worse as he loaded the bases in the fifth inning with just one out, but was able... Read More

4 months ago

Adam Plutko Earns Seventh Win On Tuesday

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Adam Plutko was solid on Tuesday, going six innings and allowing four hits, one walk and two earned runs while striking out six. He is now 7-4 on the season with a 4.34 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. Granted it was an easy matchup against the lowly Tigers, but Plutko has been... Read More

4 months ago

Danny Amendola (WR, DET) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ team PPR leagues OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: Week 2 was certainly a letdown after Week 1's emergence, but Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola still presents some value in PPR leagues going forward. In Week 1, Amendola led the Lions in both targets (13) and receptions (7) while compiling... Read More

4 months ago


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