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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.


Week 1 Daily Fantasy Football Stacks

Hello, old friend. It's great to finally see you again. NFL football returned Thursday night, giving us a thrilling 21-20 Denver Broncos win against the Carolina Panthers. Sure, we all filled our lives with seven months of free agency, trades, the NFL draft, training camp and four weeks of preseason games, but let's be real... Read More

3 years ago

Carson Wentz a Risky Play in First Career Start, But Matchup Presents Upside

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, the No. 2 overall in April's NFL draft, will make his first career start Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. The former North Dakota State standout was named the team's starter on Monday, just two days after presumptive starter Sam Bradford was traded to the Minnesota Vikings. Wentz only appeared in... Read More

3 years ago

Ryan Mathews to Receive "Bulk" of Carries in Ideal Matchup vs. Cleveland

Philadelphia Eagles running back Ryan Mathews will handle the "bulk" of the backfield carries Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, head coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Friday. "Each [running back] does things differently. All of them have to be ready, they got to know the full game plan. But going in, Ryan's going to be... Read More

3 years ago

Zach Ertz Poised For Breakout Season; Solid TE1 in Opener vs. Browns

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz put together a nice season in 2015, finishing with 75 receptions for 853 yards. Those totals were solid enough to qualify as a "breakout season," but his paltry two touchdowns were a major disappointment. Expect Ertz at least match his reception and yardage totals, while easily surpassing his touchdown... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Matthews Projects as High-End WR3 Against Weak Browns Defense

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews missed all four of the team's preseason games with a bruised knee, but he returned to practice early last week and will suit up for Sunday's season opener against the Cleveland Browns. Matthews led the Eagles in receptions (85), receiving yards (997) and receiving touchdowns (eight) last season, and... Read More

3 years ago


Darren Sproles Figures to Have Prominent Pass-Catching Role, Offers Sneaky PPR Value

Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles is a proven point-per-reception wizard, having tallied at least 40 receptions in each of the last seven seasons. He finished with 705 yards from scrimmage and 55 receptions last season, fairly impressive production considering he was playing behind DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews. Murray is now in Tennessee and... Read More

3 years ago

Nelson Agholor Might Not Start Sunday vs. Browns; Uninspiring Option in Most Formats

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor will play Sunday in the regular-season opener against the Cleveland Browns, but it's possible he won't line up opposite Jordan Matthews in the starting lineup. Fellow wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham told reporters Thursday he expects to start Sunday. It's been difficult to forecast the Eagles' plan at wide receiver,... Read More

3 years ago

Dorial Green-Beckham Expects to Start vs. Browns; Risky Play With High Upside

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham told reporters on Thursday he expects to start and play the "whole game" Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. "I'm actually going with the starters in practice," Green-Beckham said, according to NJ.com. The prevailing thought regarding Green-Beckham has been that he will be sporadically mixed in with Josh Huff and... Read More

3 years ago

Allen Robinson Poised For Monster Season; Legitimate WR1 With Upside

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson isn't an unknown commodity in fantasy circles, but he still turned plenty of heads this preseason with a handful of highlight-reel catches. The former Penn State standout broke out in a major last season, finishing with 1,400 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns, which tied for the NFL lead. It's... Read More

3 years ago

Chris Ivory, T.J. Yeldon Enter Season as One of Fantasy's Biggest Backfield Headaches

Jacksonville Jaguars running backs Chris Ivory and T. J. Yeldon saw virtually identical workloads over the first three preseason games. Ivory finished with 16 carries for 53 yards and two receptions for 10 yards. Yeldon finished with 11 carries for 75 yards and four receptions for 20 yards. In total, Ivory had 18 touches, Yeldon... Read More

3 years ago


Sam Bradford Solid in Preseason, Still Nothing More Than Low-End QB2

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford finished 32-of-40 (80 percent) for 285 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in three starts this preseason. Bradford sat out the Eagles' preseason finale on Thursday night. The numbers look great for Bradford, particularly the completion percentage, but don't be fooled -- it's still the same old Bradford. The 2010... Read More

3 years ago

Blake Bortles Sits Out Preseason Finale, Poised to Build Upon Breakout 2015 Season

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was among 28 players to sit out Thursday's 17-15 preseason loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Bortles was joined on the sideline by other key players, including wide receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, running backs Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon, and tight end Julius Thomas. Bortles was sharp in limited... Read More

3 years ago

Chase Daniel Struggles Against Jets, Offers Little Upside as Sam Bradford's Backup

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Chase Daniel finished 14-of-22 for 131 yards and two interceptions in Thursday's 14-6 preseason win against the New York Jets. Daniel started in place of Sam Bradford, who sat out the final game of the preseason. The 29-year-old career backup signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the Eagles this offseason. Philadelphia... Read More

3 years ago

Denard Robinson Sees Limited Action Thursday, Safe to Avoid in All Formats

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson rushed five times for 22 yards and caught one pass for six yards in Thursday's 17-15 preseason loss to the Atlanta Falcons. It was a quiet night for Robinson, who briefly left the game in second quarter after being hit in the eye. Young backups Corey Grant (62 yards)... Read More

3 years ago

Dorial Green-Beckham Plays in Preseason Finale, Intriguing Player to Monitor

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham caught two passes for 31 yards in Thursday's 14-6 preseason win against the New York Jets. The 23-year-old checked out early in the game, but was a favorite target of backup quarterback Chase Daniel in the first quarter. It's still difficult to know what to expect from Green-Beckham this... Read More

3 years ago


Carson Wentz Likely Out For Preseason Finale, Value Limited to Dynasty Leagues

Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz is not expected to suit up for Thursday's preseason finale against the New York Jets after a CT scan revealed a hairline rib fracture has not fully healed, head coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Monday. Wentz suffered the injury in his first preseason action against the Tampa Bay... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Matthews Returns to Practice, Expected to Play in Week One

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews returned to practice on Monday and "should be ready to go" for the regular-season opener against the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 11, head coach Doug Pederson told reporters. Matthews has missed all three of Philadelphia's preseason games and been sidelined for the majority of training camp with a bone... Read More

3 years ago

Julius Thomas Poised to Enter Season Healthy, Reclaim TE1 Status

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas caught one pass for four yards in Sunday's 26-21 preseason win against the Cincinnati Bengals. That is not the news here. The most notable detail for Thomas is that he appears healthy entering the 2016 season. It's unlikely he'll see the field much, if at all, in Jacksonville's preseason... Read More

3 years ago

Allen Hurns Continues Quiet Preseason, Offers Nice Later-Round Value

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns caught two passes for 25 yards in Sunday's 26-21 preseason win against the Cincinnati Bengals. Through three preseason games, Hurns has five receptions for 67 yards. Though he's been relatively quiet, Hurns still represents a potential steal in most fantasy drafts. Despite finishing with 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns... Read More

3 years ago

T.J. Yeldon Turns in Solid Outing, Value Still Limited by Chris Ivory

Jacksonville Jaguars running back T. J. Yeldon rushed for 34 yards on five carries in Sunday's 26-21 preseason win against the Cincinnati Bengals. Yeldon also added a pair of receptions for negative-two yards. Yeldon outproduced fellow running back Chris Ivory, who finished with four carries for four yards and one reception for six yards. The... Read More

3 years ago


Eagles Waive Veteran Rueben Randle, Trim Logjam at Wide Receiver

The Philadelphia Eagles waived eight players on Sunday, including veteran wide receivers Rueben Randle and Chris Givens. The moves brought the Eagles down to the 75-player roster limit for Tuesday's deadline. The decision to part ways with Randle and Givens is not surprising. Both were signed in the offseason as free agents, but failed to... Read More

3 years ago

Sam Bradford Looks Sharp in Preseason Victory, Still Low-End QB2

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford finished 17-of-20 for 167 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 33-23 preseason win against the Indianapolis Colts. The interception wasn't Bradford's fault, as his pass bounced off of wide receiver Nelson Agholor's hands into the defense. Bradford has teased fantasy owners since he entered the NFL as the... Read More

3 years ago

Dorial Green-Beckham Catches TD, Could Become Major Threat in Red Zone

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham caught two passes for 15 yards, including a four-yard touchdown from quarterback Sam Bradford, in Saturday's 33-23 preseason win against the Indianapolis Colts. Green-Beckham, acquired in a trade with the Tennessee Titans on Aug. 16, was targeted twice in the end zone by Bradford, which is a notable development... Read More

3 years ago

Josh Huff Shines in Preseason Win, Still Likely to Have Limited Role

Philadelphia Eagles third-year wide receiver Josh Huff finished with two receptions for 60 yards and two carries for 10 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown, in Saturday's 33-23 preseason win against the Indianapolis Colts. The former Oregon star showed off his speed and versatility, turning his only two targets into a team-high 60 receiving yards, while... Read More

3 years ago

Wendell Smallwood Leaves With Injury, Fantasy Stock Continues to Fall

Philadelphia Eagles rookie running back Wendell Smallwood exited Saturday's 33-23 preseason win against the Indianapolis Colts after suffering an apparent head injury in the third quarter. The team announced Smallwood was being evaluated for a head injury, but didn't provide a further update. Before the injury, Smallwood had tallied two carries for 11 yards and... Read More

3 years ago


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Handcuff or Running Back by Committee? Analyzing Backfields For Fantasy Football

Workhorse Backs Are Now A Rare Breed The days of the workhorse running back in the NFL are gone. Long, long gone. Blasphemy, you say? Let's consult the raw numbers on this one. From 2006-2013, at least 22 running backs carried the ball 200 or more times in each season except 2011, when the total... Read More

3 years ago

Dorial Green-Beckham to Play With Starters Saturday; Still Uninspiring Fantasy Option

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham will play with the starters in Saturday's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts, head coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday. The Eagles "put a little package together" for the recently-acquired Green-Beckham, and Pederson told reporters that involves playing with the starters, according to Pro Football Talk. The talented yet enigmatic... Read More

4 years ago

Wendell Smallwood Should Debut Saturday, Needs Reps to Surpass Kenjon Barner

Philadelphia Eagles rookie running back Wendell Smallwood told reporters Wednesday he expects to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. Smallwood, a fifth-round pick out of West Virginia, missed the first two preseason games with a quad injury, but said Wednesday he's been a "full-go" at practice this week, according to ESPN.com's Tim... Read More

4 years ago

Stephen Tulloch Agrees With Eagles, Adds Small Boost to Middling D/ST

Veteran linebacker Stephen Tulloch agreed to one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 31-year-old Tulloch will be reunited with defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who served as the Detroit Lions' head coach from 2009-2013. Tulloch doesn't have much left in the tank at this point, but... Read More

4 years ago

Allen Robinson Leads Jaguars in Receiving Again, Primed For Monster Season

Third-year wide receiver Allen Robinson finished with four receptions for 34 yards in the Jacksonville Jaguars' 27-21 preseason loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday night. Those totals, along with Robinson's five targets, led all Jacksonville players. Last week, Robinson led the Jaguars with 80 receiving yards on three receptions. Through two preseason games, he's... Read More

4 years ago


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