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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 328 articles so far, you can find them below.


Carson Wentz Sparks Rout of Steelers, Quickly Climbing QB Rankings

Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz finished 23-of-31 for 301 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's lopsided 34-3 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Wentz added one rush for 10 yards in a superb overall performance. The No. 2 overall pick in April's draft has played brilliantly through his first three career starts, but... Read More

3 years ago

Darren Sproles Explodes For 127 Yards, Reaffirms Status as PPR Favorite

Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles caught six passes for 128 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown, in Sunday's 34-3 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sproles also carried twice for negative-one yard. Sproles was simply unstoppable for the Eagles, leading the team in receptions and yards, and tying for the team lead with six targets. The... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Matthews Catches Touchdown, Salvages Otherwise Quiet Outing

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews finished with two receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-3 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was a quiet day for the Eagles' No. 1 wideout, who scored the team's first touchdown on a 12-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter. Matthews was targeted just three times,... Read More

3 years ago

Wendell Smallwood Shines in Win, Further Clouds Eagles' Backfield

Philadelphia Eagles rookie running back Wendell Smallwood finished with 17 carries for 79 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-3 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The majority of Smallwood's work came in the second half, as the Eagles built up a commanding lead. The fifth-round pick out of West Virginia piled up 64 yards, including... Read More

3 years ago

Week 3 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Stacks

Last season, the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants combined for 101 points in an epic early-November shootout. So, naturally, the rematch this season produced a whopping 29 points and one offensive touchdown. This is just the latest reminder that football is a random, unpredictable game. Any given Sunday, right? Eli Manning and Odell... Read More

3 years ago


Darren Sproles an Intriguing PPR Play in Likely Shootout vs. Steelers

Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles has been an active part of the team's offense through two games this season. That's not a surprise. How he's been involved, however, has been unexpected. Sproles, who has had a successful career as a pass-catching, change-of-pace back, has carried the ball 17 times and caught it just four... Read More

3 years ago

Nelson Agholor Risky Flex Play With High Upside in Week Three

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor ranks second on the team in receptions (eight), targets (12) and receiving yards (99) behind No. 1 wideout Jordan Matthews. Agholor has caught four passes in each of the Eagles' two games so far this season, but he was able to haul in a 35-yard touchdown pass from rookie... Read More

3 years ago

Zach Ertz Ruled Out vs. Steelers; Trey Burton Solid Value Option

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz will miss his second straight game this week while recovering from a rib displacement injury, head coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Friday. Trey Burton, who finished with five receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's win against Chicago, will again assume the primary pass-catching role... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Matthews Safe WR2 Option With High Ceiling vs. Steelers

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews has quickly established a rapport with rookie quarterback Carson Wentz. Matthews leads the team in receptions (13), targets (23) and receiving yards (185) through two games, and figures to once again be the top option in Philadelphia's passing attack this weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh has already allowed... Read More

3 years ago

Ryan Mathews Best Viewed as RB3 Entering Week Three

Philadelphia Eagles running back Ryan Mathews leads the team in carries (31), rushing yards (109) and touchdowns (NFL-high three), yet there is reason for concern coming off of his Week Two performance. Change-of-pace back Darren Sproles finished with more touches and yards than Mathews did Monday night against Chicago. Offensive coordinator Frank Reich told reporters... Read More

3 years ago


Carson Wentz an Intriguing QB2 Against Poor Steelers Secondary

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz draws an inviting home matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday. Pittsburgh's defense has surrendered 695 passing yards through two games, a total surpassed only by Oakland (808). That bodes well for Wentz, who has put together consecutive games without a turnover to open up his career. Wentz took a... Read More

3 years ago

Zach Ertz Misses Practice Wednesday, Status For Week Three Uncertain

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz didn't practice Wednesday as he continues to recover from a rib displacement injury suffered in the season opener. Ertz spoke to reporters, but failed to offer any concrete timetable for his return. "I haven't really done a lot of football stuff recently. I'm not in a lot of pain... Read More

3 years ago

Trey Burton Shines in Zach Ertz's Absence; Worth TE2 Consideration

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Trey Burton finished with five receptions for 49 yards, including a two-yard touchdown in the third quarter, in Monday night's 29-14 win against the Chicago Bears. Burton emerged as the pass-catching option with starter Zach Ertz (rib displacement) out of the lineup, while veteran Brent Celek was mostly a blocker. The... Read More

3 years ago

Nelson Agholor Quiet Against Bears; High-Upside Play in Week Three

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor finished with four receptions for 42 yards in Monday night's 29-14 win against the Chicago Bears. It was a relatively quiet night for Agholor, who tied with backup tight end Trey Burton for the second-most targets (seven) on the team behind Jordan Matthews (nine). Agholor caught four passes for... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Matthews Solid in Week Two Victory; Steady WR2 Option

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews finished with six receptions for 71 yards in Monday night's 29-14 win against the Chicago Bears. For the second consecutive week, Matthews led all Philadelphia players in receptions, yards and targets (nine). As long as that trend continues, Matthews will have consistent fantasy value. He might lack the high-level... Read More

3 years ago


Darren Sproles Draws Surprise Workload Monday Night; Solid Option in PPR Leagues

Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles rushed for 40 yards on 12 carries and caught two passes for eight yards in Monday's 29-14 win against the Chicago Bears. In a surprising development, Sproles led the Eagles in carries and yards, finishing ahead of Ryan Mathews (nine carries for 32 yards) in both categories. Sproles is... Read More

3 years ago

Ryan Mathews Scores Two TDs in Otherwise Quiet Outing vs. Bears

Philadelphia Eagles running back Ryan Mathews rushed for 32 yards on nine carries and caught one pass for three yards in Monday's 29-14 win against the Chicago Bears. Mathews scored touchdowns on short goal-line carries in the third and fourth quarters to salvage what was otherwise a disappointing fantasy performance. Darren Sproles (12 carries for... Read More

3 years ago

Carson Wentz Solid in First Road Start; QB2 With Upside Moving Forward

Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz finished 21-of-34 for 190 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Monday's 29-14 win against the Chicago Bears. Wentz also added 10 rushing yards on six carries. The former North Dakota State standout turned in his second straight turnover-free performance for the Eagles, an encouraging sign for the No.... Read More

3 years ago

Zach Ertz Ruled Out Monday Against Bears; Brent Celek to Start

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz was declared out for Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears by head coach Doug Pederson on Saturday. Ertz suffered a rib displacement injury in last Sunday's season-opening win against the Cleveland Browns and wasn't able to practice all week. Veteran Brent Celek will draw the start at tight... Read More

3 years ago

Week 2 Daily Fantasy Football Tournament Stacks

Football is back. Is there a sweeter three-word sentence in the English language? If so, I haven't discovered it yet. After seven months of waiting, the National Football League returned last week, and it wasted little time in delivering great drama, as we were treated to six games that were decided by two points or less. There were... Read More

3 years ago


Carson Wentz Has High Upside vs. Bears, Still Risky Play in First Road Start

Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz finished 22-of-37 for 278 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in his first career start last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. It was, by any measure, a successful professional debut for the No. 2 overall pick in April's draft. Wentz certainly benefitted from a matchup with a weak Browns... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Matthews Poised For Another 100-Yard Game, WR2 vs. Poor Bears Secondary

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews led the team in receptions (seven), targets (14) and receiving yards (114) in last Sunday's season-opening win against the Cleveland Browns. Matthews is the unquestioned No. 1 target in the passing game for rookie quarterback Carson Wentz, and with tight end Zach Ertz (rib displacement) likely to miss Monday's... Read More

3 years ago

Eagles to "Keep Feeding" Ryan Mathews; Borderline RB2 vs. Bears

Philadelphia Eagles running back Ryan Mathews rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in the team's season opener. No other player on the Eagles' roster carried the ball more than five times. Head coach Doug Pederson has no intentions of changing that trend anytime soon. "He's such a powerful back. ... To... Read More

3 years ago

Zach Ertz Doesn't Practice Thursday, Unlikely to Play Monday Night

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz didn't practice on Thursday, four days after suffering a rib displacement injury in the season opener. It will be a long shot for Ertz to suit up Monday night against the Chicago Bears, and head coach Doug Pederson told reporters Ertz is still considered "week to week." Pederson failed... Read More

3 years ago

Zach Ertz Reportedly Won't Play Monday vs. Bears, Could Miss Multiple Games

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz will not play Monday night against the Chicago Bears due to the rib displacement injury he suffered in the season opener, according to a report by ESPN's Tim McManus. Head coach Doug Pederson called Ertz "week to week" on Monday, but all signs point to Ertz missing multiple games.... Read More

3 years ago


Zach Ertz Could Miss Time With Rib Injury; Wise to Add Fantasy Backup

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is "week to week" with a rib displacement injury suffered in Sunday's win against the Cleveland Browns, head coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Monday. The injury, which is located in the collarbone area, is one that Ertz will be unlikely to be able to play through and will... Read More

3 years ago

Carson Wentz Tosses Two TDs, Boosts Stock With Impressive Debut

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz finished 22-of-37 for 278 yards, two touchdowns and no turnovers in Sunday's 29-10 season-opening win against the Cleveland Browns. The No. 2 overall pick in April's draft was impressive, leading the Eagles on five scoring drives against Cleveland. Most impressively, Wentz didn't throw an interception or lose a fumble. It's... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Matthews Torches Browns' Secondary, Solidifies Status as WR2

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews caught seven passes for 114 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 29-10 season-opening win against the Cleveland Browns. Matthews led Philadelphia in receptions, receiving yards and targets (14) in a strong effort to open the 2016 season. Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz connected with Matthews on the Eagles' first score... Read More

3 years ago

Ryan Mathews Caps Workmanlike Effort Against Cleveland With Late TD

Philadelphia Eagles running back Ryan Mathews rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Sunday's 29-10 season-opening win against the Cleveland Browns. The touchdown came from one yard out in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter. Mathews was a popular play entering the game, given the Browns' struggles on defense... Read More

3 years ago

Nelson Agholor Flashes Potential, Scores Touchdown in Season Opener

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor caught four passes for 57 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown, in Sunday's 29-10 season-opening win against the Cleveland Browns. The score came on a beautiful loft pass from rookie quarterback Carson Wentz that landed in Agholor's hands just before the front right pylon. Agholor, the No. 20 overall pick... Read More

3 years ago


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