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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 895 articles so far, you can find them below.


Calvin Ridley Leads Falcons In Receiving In Week 13

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley led the team in receptions (eight), targets (10) and receiving yards (91) against the Saints on Thanksgiving. It wasn't much of a surprise given the absence of Julio Jones (shoulder), but it's encouraging to now see three straight very solid games from Ridley as we approach the season's final... Read More

3 months ago

Qadree Ollison Goes Without A Touch In Week 13

Atlanta Falcons running back Qadree Ollison had scored touchdowns in two straight weeks going into the team's Thanksgiving game against the Saints. However, the return of Devonta Freeman unfortunately moved Ollison out of the picture for now. Freeman earned 17 carries in the game and Brian Hill had four carries. It's disappointing to see for... Read More

3 months ago

Brian Hill Goes For Just 37 Yards In Week 13

Atlanta Falcons running back Brian Hill saw his workload decrease significantly with the return of Devonta Freeman. Hill earned just four carries in the game and gained only 13 yards on the ground. He also added three catches for 24 yards in the passing game. Freeman had 17 carries for 51 yards in the game.... Read More

3 months ago

Devonta Freeman Totals 64 Yards On Thanksgiving

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman returned to his featured-back role this week after missing the past two games. He had 17 carries for 51 yards and added four catches for 13 yards in the game. Brian Hill was relegated to No. 2 status and only had four carries in the game, while Qadree Ollison,... Read More

3 months ago

Matt Ryan Has Three Turnovers On Thanksgiving

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a rough day on Thanksgiving against the Saints. He threw two interceptions, lost a fumble and was sacked nine times. His fantasy day wasn't horrible as he threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns, but the turnovers should knock him out of the QB1 tier for this week. Ryan... Read More

3 months ago


Start The Bills Defense Without Hesitation In Week 13

The Bills Defense absolutely smothered the Broncos in Week 12, holding the team to just 134 yards from scrimmage and three points in the game. This week, they face a bigger test against the Cowboys in Dallas. The Cowboys are the sixth-highest scoring team in the league this year, averaging around 27 points per game.... Read More

3 months ago

Dawson Knox Shouldn't Be Started In Week 13

Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox is essentially a touchdown-or-bust tight end for now. He's only scored two touchdowns on the year, so the likelihood of a solid fantasy game for him is very low, especially this week against a strong Cowboys pass defense. Knox has only topped 25 receiving yards on four occasions this... Read More

3 months ago

Cole Beasley Worth A PPR Start Vs His Former Team

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley returns to Dallas this week for a Thanksgiving game on national television. Expect for Beasley to be ready to get some revenge on his former team. Beasley is coming off one of his best games with Buffalo, as he had six catches for 76 yards and a touchdown against... Read More

3 months ago

John Brown Worth Starting Despite Tough Matchup

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown was held under four catches and under 50 receiving yards for the first time all season last week. He's been remarkably consistent at a position where few players offer weekly consistency. This week, Brown has a tough matchup as the Bills face the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. There's a chance... Read More

3 months ago

T.J. Yeldon Likely To Be Inactive For Thanksgiving Game

Buffalo Bills running back T.J. Yeldon figures to be inactive for his sixth straight game this week as the Bills face the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. The Bills' top two rushers, Devin Singletary and Frank Gore, combined for 36 carries for 171 yards in Week 12. There's no sign of the team wanting to get away... Read More

3 months ago


Frank Gore Is Too Risky To Start In Week 13

Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore received 15 carries in Week 12 against the Broncos and gained 65 yards on the ground. Both the carries and rushing yards were the most Gore has accumulated in a game since Week 4. Rookie running back Devin Singletary was the star of Week 12 with 106 yards on... Read More

3 months ago

Devin Singletary Should Have A Solid Game In Week 13

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary is coming off of his first career 100-yard game and a career-high 21 carries. He should earn a sizable workload yet again as the Bills face the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. The game should be relatively low-scoring. The Cowboys have an elite passing defense, so the Bills will likely be... Read More

3 months ago

Josh Allen Is A Low-End QB1 Option In Week 13

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen ended up with a decent fantasy game in Week 12, despite facing a tough Broncos Defense. This week, he'll be tested again, with a road game against a tough Cowboys pass defense. Allen has scored multiple touchdowns in seven straight games and he has over 50 rushing yards in two... Read More

3 months ago

Avoid The Falcons Defense In Week 13

After two straight promising performances, including one against the Saints in Week 10, the Falcons Defense was obliterated in Week 12 against the Buccaneers. They allowed 446 yards of offense and failed to record a single sack against Jameis Winston. This week, the Falcons face the Saints on Thanksgiving. The Saints have scored over 30... Read More

3 months ago

Younghoe Koo Is A Worthy Week 13 Starter

Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo has been extremely reliable since taking over as the team's kicker in Week 10. He's hit 10-of-11 field goal attempts and all five of his extra-point attempts. He's only hit two field goals of 40 yards or longer, so he hasn't been tested with a lot of long kicks yet.... Read More

3 months ago


Jaeden Graham Is A Risky Option At Tight End In Week 13

Atlanta Falcons tight end Jaeden Graham made his biggest play of the year in Week 12, reeling in a 53-yard reception against the Buccaneers. Unfortunately, that was his only catch in the game. Graham has been the team's primary pass-catching tight end since Austin Hooper (knee) has been out, but that's not really saying much... Read More

3 months ago

Russell Gage Is A Solid PPR Start In Week 13

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage had a season-high eight catches in a Week 12 game where he was targeted 10 times. This week, Gage figures to be similarly involved in the offense as the team is likely going to be without tight end Austin Hooper (knee) again and star receiver Julio Jones (shoulder) could... Read More

3 months ago

Calvin Ridley Could Be Poised For Another Big Week

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley has excelled in two straight weeks, totalling 14 catches for 228 yards and two touchdowns on a whopping 22 targets. The targets are likely going to keep coming his way this week as the team will very likely be without star receiver Julio Jones (shoulder) and tight end Austin... Read More

3 months ago

Qadree Ollison Too Risky To Consider Starting In Week 13

Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Qadree Ollison has scored touchdowns each of the past two weeks, but has averaged just 2.6 yards per carry in the process. Meanwhile, instead of backing up Brian Hill this week, he's likely backing up Devonta Freeman (foot), who appears to be slated to make his return. Ollison may have... Read More

3 months ago

Brian Hill Not A Viable Starting Option In Week 13

Atlanta Falcons running back Brian Hill appears to be slated to return to a reserve role this week. Devonta Freeman (foot) returned to practice without limitations and figures to regain the No. 1 running back workload against the Saints on Thanksgiving. Hill was extremely ineffective in Freeman's absence, gaining just 44 yards on 24 carries... Read More

3 months ago


Devonta Freeman A Flex Play In Week 13

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (foot) returned to practice without limitations on Tuesday and should be good to go for Week 13 against the Saints. Freeman has had a rough year running the ball, but his struggles gained some promising context when the team's running game plummeted even further with him out. Brian Hill... Read More

3 months ago

Julio Jones Sits Out Tuesday Practice, Could Miss Week 13

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (shoulder) was injured during the team's Week 12 game against the Buccaneers. He returned to the game, but he's clearly still nursing the injury as he's yet to practice this week. The Falcons are on a short week of rest with a game against the Saints on Thanksgiving. Jones... Read More

3 months ago

Matt Ryan A Low-End QB1 In Week 13

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a rough game in Week 12 against the Buccaneers. He was sacked six times in the game, had a season-low completion percentage of 50% and failed to score a touchdown. This week, Ryan faces the Saints, who he played just three weeks ago. In his last matchup against the... Read More

3 months ago

Rashaad Penny (RB, SEA) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny had a breakout performance in Week 12 against the Eagles, carrying the ball 14 times for 129 yards and a touchdown. It was a season-high in carries for Penny and the first time he'd topped 65 yards... Read More

3 months ago

A.J. Brown (WR, TEN) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Don't look now, but the Tennessee Titans are right in the thick of the AFC playoff race and rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown has been a big reason why. The team is 4-0 this year when Brown has either 90-plus receiving yards... Read More

3 months ago


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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Benny Snell Jr. led the way for the Pittsburgh Steelers backfield in Week 12 against the Bengals. He carried the ball 21 times for 98 yards while no other running back had more than six carries in the game. Jaylen Samuels earned... Read More

3 months ago

N'Keal Harry (WR, NE) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of Leagues ANALYSIS: New England Patriots rookie wide receiver N'Keal Harry scored the only touchdown in the team's 13-9 victory over the Cowboys this past week. In a game where the team was without wide receivers Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and Phillip Dorsett (concussion), they needed... Read More

3 months ago

Lions Defense Performs Adequately In Week 12

The Lions Defense came up with a fumble recovery and an interception against the Redskins in Week 12. They held the Redskins to 19 points on the day and recorded three sacks on quarterback Dwayne Haskins. This was the first time the Lions held an opponent under 20 points since Week 2, when the Chargers... Read More

3 months ago

Matt Prater Hits Three Field Goals In Week 12

Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater provided over half of the team's points in their 19-16 loss to the Redskins in Week 12. He converted three of his four field goal attempts, including a 49-yarder, and also converted his only extra-point attempt. Prater has been a solid fantasy kicker all year, hitting 85% of his attempts.... Read More

3 months ago

T.J. Hockenson Goes Without A Catch In Week 12

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson was held without a catch in the team's 19-16 loss to the Redskins in Week 12. He was targeted twice in the game. Hockenson had shown up on the injury report with a shoulder injury in the days leading up to the game and was questionable almost up until... Read More

3 months ago


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