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About Andrew C. Lovell - RotoBaller

Andrew Lovell has years of sports writing and editing experience, most recently at ESPN in Bristol, Conn. He's written everything from features on NBA and WNBA players to game stories on high school volleyball. Andrew is an avid fantasy sports fan and plays in both season-long and DFS leagues. He once lost a fantasy championship game on a blocked Ryan Longwell extra point. Yes, he's still bitter about it. Connect with Andrew on Twitter at @Andrew_Lovell.

Andrew C. Lovell - RotoBaller has written 151 articles so far, you can find them below.


Wild Card Round: Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Stacks

Thirty two teams started the race for Super Bowl LI back in September, but now just 12 remain as the postseason kicks off this weekend with four wild-card games. If your favorite team is still alive, congratulations. If not, enjoy the last few weeks of the 2016-17 fantasy football season while it's still here! The goal of... Read More

3 years ago

Week 17 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Stacks

Say it ain't so, NFL. Say it ain't so! Week 17 is actually here. This Sunday will mark the final full NFL weekend for about nine months. It's a painful feeling that never gets any easier. The only upside is that Week 17 is the only week of the NFL season in which we get... Read More

3 years ago

Week 16 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Stacks

Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, which means we all receive the rarest of treats -- an NFL football Saturday. Two games will still be played on Christmas, along with the standard Thursday and Monday night games. But the remaining 12 games? We get to binge watch them on Saturday, and then spend Sunday... Read More

3 years ago

Week 15 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Stacks

Well, that was ugly. Fantasy stalwarts like Drew Brees, Russell Wilson, Mike Evans and Jordan Reed, among others, turned in absolute duds in Week 14, which of course happens to be the first week of the fantasy playoffs for most season-long leagues. The beauty of daily fantasy, of course, is that one week's duds don't... Read More

3 years ago

Week 14 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Stacks

Christmas is just about three weeks away -- what's on your list for Santa Claus? If you're a daily fantasy football player, touchdowns are surely high atop the wish list. How about doubling the value of a single touchdown? Sounds great, right? It's not a Christmas miracle -- it's just the benefit of a productive... Read More

3 years ago


Week 13 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Stacks

Have you checked the calendar recently? It's December, and that means the fantasy football playoffs are right around the corner for season-long leagues. For daily players, only five regular-season weeks remain. I say this every season, but it bears repeating -- the NFL season goes by too fast. Enjoy it while it's still here! The... Read More

3 years ago

Week 12 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Stacks

Happy Thanksgiving! It's the time of year to reflect on everyone and everything you're thankful for. Things like 300-yard passing games, multi-touchdown performances and, of course, garbage-time fantasy points. There should be plenty of those to go around this weekend, so be sure to give thanks. The goal of this weekly column is to help... Read More

3 years ago

Wendell Smallwood's Stock Rises With Injuries to Eagles' RBs

Philadelphia Eagles rookie running back Wendell Smallwood rushed 13 times for 48 yards and caught four passes for 31 yards in Sunday's 26-15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Smallwood stepped into a major role following first-half injuries to Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles. The statuses of Mathews and Sproles remain uncertain, but if either is... Read More

3 years ago

Ryan Mathews Suffers Knee Injury; Status Uncertain Moving Forward

Philadelphia Eagles running back Ryan Mathews rushed for 31 yards on seven carries before exiting Sunday's 26-15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks with a knee injury. Mathews suffered the injury in the first half and did not return to the field in the second half. According to a report from ESPN's Adam Caplan, Mathews suffered... Read More

3 years ago

Darren Sproles Injures Ribs, Misses Second Half vs. Seahawks

Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles rushed two times for 15 yards, caught one pass for six yards and returned one punt for 15 yards before exiting Sunday's 26-15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks with a rib injury. The shifty veteran suffered an injury to his ribs on his punt return in the second quarter,... Read More

3 years ago


Zach Ertz Scores First TD of Season, Continues Upward Trend

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz finished with six receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz connected with Ertz on a four-yard touchdown in the second quarter, Ertz's first score of the 2016 season. Ertz also led the team in receptions and targets... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Matthews Finishes With 59 Receiving Yards in Loss to Seattle

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews caught five passes for a team-high 59 yards in Sunday's 26-15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Matthews' five receptions and 10 targets trailed only tight end Zach Ertz (six receptions, 11 targets). Matthews was largely a non-factor for the majority of the game as Seattle's defense shut down the... Read More

3 years ago

Carson Wentz Struggles vs. Seattle, Pads Statistics in Garbage Time

Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz finished 23-of-45 with 218 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 26-15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Wentz also rushed one time for two yards. The final stat line looks respectable for Wentz, but the former North Dakota State standout struggled against the Seahawks' stout defense. Wentz was... Read More

3 years ago

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Week 11 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Stacks

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes in last Sunday's win against the New England Patriots, which certainly made fantasy owners happy. Fantasy owners of Wilson and Doug Baldwin, who caught all three of the scores, were surely elated. Stacking Wilson and Baldwin effectively doubled the worth of those three TDs. The goal... Read More

3 years ago

Zach Ertz Carries Sneaky PPR Value in Week 11 Against Seattle

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz was a limited participant in practice Wednesday due to a hamstring issue. Given that Ertz still practiced in some capacity, he appears likely to suit Sunday on the road against the Seattle Seahawks. Ertz is coming off his finest two games of the season. In Week 9 he finished... Read More

3 years ago


Jordan Matthews Misses Practice, Still Expected to Play Sunday

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews missed practice Wednesday due to back spasms, but is still expected to suit up for Sunday's road game against the Seattle Seahawks. Matthews leads the Eagles in receptions (48), targets (75), receiving yards (580) and receiving touchdowns (three), and was again heavily involved this past Sunday against the Atlanta... Read More

3 years ago

Darren Sproles Carries Upside as PPR Flex in Week 11 Road Matchup

Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles saw his carries drop dramatically in this past Sunday's win against the Atlanta Falcons, but he also saw his receptions rise. After notching 15 and 13 carries in Weeks 8 and 9, respectively, Sproles carried the ball just twice for 19 yards in Week 10. The shifty veteran stayed... Read More

3 years ago

Ryan Mathews Unlikely to Repeat Week 10 Production vs. Seahawks

Philadelphia Eagles running back Ryan Mathews rushed 19 times for 109 yards and a pair of touchdowns in this past Sunday's win against the Atlanta Falcons. Mathews also caught a pair of passes for 30 yards in his most impressive performance of the season. The division of carries in the Eagles' backfield this season has... Read More

3 years ago

Carson Wentz Not a Viable Option Against Elite Seattle Defense

Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz has just two touchdown passes against six turnovers over his last four games. That's not good, and it's a trend that seems likely to continue in Week 11 when the Eagles travel to the Pacific Northwest to face the surging Seattle Seahawks. Wentz passed for 231 yards with no... Read More

3 years ago

Zach Ertz Trending Upward After Another Strong Performance

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz finished with six receptions for 55 yards in Sunday's 24-15 win against the Atlanta Falcons. Ertz's six catches tied Jordan Matthews for the second-most behind Darren Sproles (eight), and his 55 yards trailed only Matthews and Sproles. In Week 9, Ertz tallied eight receptions for 97 yards, so this... Read More

3 years ago


Jordan Matthews Solid Again in Eagles' Week 10 Victory

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews finished with six receptions for 73 yards in Sunday's 24-15 win against the Atlanta Falcons. Matthews tied for the team lead in targets (10) and led the team in receiving yards. Week in and week out, Matthews is typically the most-heavily involved player in Philadelphia's passing game. Matthews has... Read More

3 years ago

Darren Sproles Sees Carries Decrease, Receptions Increase in Week 10

Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles rushed two times for 19 yards and caught eight passes for 57 yards in Sunday's 24-15 win against the Atlanta Falcons. Sproles had carried the ball 15 and 13 times in his previous two games, respectively, before taking a back seat to Ryan Mathews (19 carries, 109 yards, two... Read More

3 years ago

Ryan Mathews Rushes For 109 Yards, Two TDs vs. Falcons

Philadelphia Eagles running back Ryan Mathews rushed 19 times for 109 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 24-15 win against the Atlanta Falcons. Mathews also caught two passes for 30 yards. It was easily Mathews' most impressive performance of the season, and it came completely out of nowhere. Mathews' 19 carries more than... Read More

3 years ago

Carson Wentz Underwhelms in Eagles' Impressive Victory

Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz finished 25-of-36 for 231 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 24-15 win against the Atlanta Falcons. Wentz also rushed four times for 10 yards. Wentz lost a fumble, but avoided any costly mistakes and was largely solid in guiding Philadelphia to a key win against a... Read More

3 years ago

Week 10 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Stacks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston likes throwing to wide receiver Mike Evans. Check that -- Winston loves throwing to Evans. The third-year wideout was targeted a whopping 17 times last Thursday, resulting in an 11-catch, 150-yard, two-touchdown gem for fantasy players. A Winston-Evans stack was highly productive last week. The goal of this weekly column... Read More

3 years ago


Nelson Agholor Carries High Upside, High Risk in Week 10

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor finished with four receptions for 41 yards in this past Sunday's loss to the New York Giants. Agholor matched a season high with seven targets, but failed to top 50 yards for the seventh straight game. Agholor and Dorial Green-Beckham typically find themselves battling for targets behind No. 1... Read More

3 years ago

Zach Ertz Worth Consideration After Major Breakthrough Performance

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz finished with eight receptions for 97 yards in this past Sunday's loss to the New York Giants. Both totals set new season highs for Ertz, who had entered Week 9 in the midst of a massively disappointing season. Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz finished with a career-high 364 passing yards... Read More

3 years ago

Ryan Mathews Nothing More Than Low-End Flex vs. Falcons

Philadelphia Eagles running back Ryan Mathews rushed five times for 15 yards and a touchdown in this past Sunday's loss to the New York Giants. It was Mathews' second straight game with a touchdown, but also his second straight game with single-digit offensive touches. Speedy veteran Darren Sproles has emerged as the Eagles' go-to player... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Matthews Worth WR2 Consideration in Matchup vs. Falcons

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews has eclipsed 60 receiving yards in six of his eight games this season, but he hasn't topped 100 yards since the season opener back in September. There is reason to believe that streak could end in Week 10 when the Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons. Matthews continues to serve... Read More

3 years ago

Darren Sproles an Excellent PPR Option in Week 10

Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles appears to have overtaken Ryan Mathews as the team's lead back. Sproles rushed 13 times for 57 yards and caught three passes for 14 yards in this past Sunday's loss to the New York Giants. Look for Sproles to remain heavily involved this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Mathews... Read More

3 years ago


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