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About Adam Sabol - RotoBaller

Adam Sabol is a sports industry major at The Ohio State University who writes about fantasy football because if you're gonna spend a good half of your life thinking about football you may as well do something constructive with it.

Adam Sabol - RotoBaller has written 89 articles so far, you can find them below.

Lamar Miller (RB, MIA) - Week 4 Lineup Busts

Oh hey look, it's my RB2! People were expecting an offensive breakout in South Florida this season, but it looks like the offense is just broken. With losses to the Bills (who are surprisingly good) and the Jaguars (unsurprisingly not good), the Dolphins have been a disappointment this season. Miller came in to this season... Read More

4 years ago

Jeremy Hill (RB, CIN) - Week 4 Lineup Busts

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I COULD'VE DRAFTED JULIO JONES I HATE EVERYTHING. Seriously, last year I had Antonio Brown and Jordy Nelson and my team was named the WRecking Crew* I could've had the WRecking Crew 2 it even rhymes gaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh. Anyway, Hill was most likely a late first, early second round pick and aside from a Week... Read More

4 years ago

Wide Receiver Rankings: Top Ten for Week 2

Last week was a bit of a rough week for the elite tier of wide receivers.  Calvin Johnson, A.J. Green, Odell Beckham, and Dez Bryant were all borderline first-round picks who posted up dud weeks. Although, in Bryant's defense, he did injure himself [although in the opposite of Bryant's defense he's out for six weeks at... Read More

4 years ago

Jameis Winston (QB, TB) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target in Later Rounds / Two-QB Leagues as 2nd QB CURRENT ADP: 163 STD, 162 PPR ANALYSIS: If you want to sell yourself on Winston, all you have to do is look at his 2013 game against Pittsburgh. In his first collegiate start, Winston shredded the Panthers in a 41-13 romp. He was 25-of-27 for 356 yards... Read More

4 years ago

Jameis Winston: 2015 NFL Rookie Fantasy Analysis

Last year's rookie QB class was slightly underwhelming. No one provided an Andrew Luck, or even Robert Griffin III from 2012  season, and the 2015 class doesn't look much better. While Winston was anointed the #1 pick in 2015 as early as September 2013, his 2014 season was disappointing. His Florida State team was labeled as a fraudulent 13-0,... Read More

4 years ago

Strategies for Attacking PPR League Drafts in the 2015 Fantasy Season

As the preseason begins winding down, many of us are starting our draft preparation in earnest. Between cheat sheets and mock drafts, everyone wants to find the master plan that will win them their draft, their league, and the eternal glory that implies. The bad news is, there is no one foolproof strategy that will... Read More

4 years ago

The Top 10 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks for 2015

With the Fantasy Football season slowly coming upon us, Fantasy Football Expert Adam Sabol starts giving out his early rankings for every position- starting with the Quarterbacks. For more rankings articles and analysis, check out RotoBaller's excellent Rankings Dashboard which is broken down by position. We've had months without football (and I got ants all over me oh God)... Read More

4 years ago

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The Top 10 Fantasy Football Running Backs for 2015

I'm here to breakdown some 2015 fantasy football rankings, and analyze who the Top 10 Running Backs will be in standard leagues. This should get you through your second or third rounds of drafting, depending on your league size. For more rankings articles and analysis, check out RotoBaller's excellent Rankings Dashboard which is broken down by position. As... Read More

4 years ago

NFL Appraisers Find Value Of Super Bowl Championship To Be $1 Million

FOXBORO, MA In a stunning turn of recent events, NFL disciplinary appraisers found that the value of a Super Bowl championship was only around one million dollars (plus or minus some draft picks), and fined the New England Patriots accordingly for their involvement in the Deflategate scandal. The scandal began when Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson... Read More

5 years ago

NFL & NCAA Weekly Recap: Rulebook Review

Well, the NFL has been having fun at its annual owners' meetings, wherein changes to the rulebook are discussed for upcoming seasons.  And if you're talking about rulebook technicalities, you just know the New England Patriots can't be far behind!   NFL Rules Patriots' Illegal Formation Shenanigans Illegal The Patriots, everybody.  If they had a... Read More

5 years ago

NFL Free Agency Part Two: Who Signed Where?

  Welcome to Day Two of the NFL's 2015 league year, where we're going to cover the notable free-agent signings and rumors as of Wednesday evening.  Yesterday I covered some of the big stories from Day One of the NFL's free agency period, in case you missed it.   There's a lot of free agent news... Read More

5 years ago

NFL Free Agency: What The Hell Just Happened?

Well, this is why you don't take a nap on the first day of the league year.  You go to sleep in the afternoon, thinking the NFL is essentially stable, then all of a sudden the whole damn thing explodes and you're not really sure if you woke up or you're still having oddly specific... Read More

5 years ago

Philadelphia Eagles Trade LeSean McCoy To Bills

In case you were worried the pre-draft months would be boring or something, don't worry: the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly reached an agreement to trade running back LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for linebacker Kiko Alonso. The trade can't go official until the start of the new league year next Tuesday, but you... Read More

5 years ago

Welcome to the 2014-15 RotoBaller Oscars!

  So, apparently the Oscars were on Sunday, and in honor of Hollywood taking its time out to congratulate a bunch of movies for Outstanding Achievement in Wanting to Win an Oscar, I thought we'd do something fun today and hand out my own special RotoBaller Oscars for Outstanding Sports Achievement in 2014-2015.   It'll... Read More

5 years ago

Daily Recap: Midweek Review - 100% Non-Corrupt, Non-Bribed Officials

Oh, FIFA.  What are we going to do with you?  I mean, anyone with a moderate understanding of temperature could tell you that playing soccer in the middle of July in the bloody desert is probably a bad idea.  Does FIFA not have anyone well versed in temperatures?  Did they get knocked off-kilter when someone... Read More

5 years ago

The Week In Review: Killing Time 'Til The All-Star Game

Well, here we are.  The dead zone.  All the football is done, save for the NFL draft, but that particular circus doesn't pull into town for a while yet.  Winter meetings are over, and spring training hasn't started yet, so the only real baseball-based entertainment is pointing and laughing at Alex Rodriguez when he says... Read More

5 years ago

Daily Sports Recap 2/5: National Signing Day

You're saying there was an NFL game on Sunday?  Huh.  Did I get fantasy points for it?  No?  Okay, moving on then. Yesterday was National Signing Day, which is kind of like college football's version of the draft.  Except if the players got to choose where they went.  And without any sort of "pick order."... Read More

5 years ago

Daily Sports Recap 1/28: Super Bowl Media Circus

Well, we're down to one game left to play.  The Big Game.  The Whole Enchilada.  The Day That Should Be A Federal Holiday But Somehow Isn't.  In case you were wondering why I haven't come out and just said the official name of the "Big Game" it's because there's a man in a black suit... Read More

5 years ago

Daily Sports Recap 1/23: Something Something Deflated Balls

  Well, that was sure an entertaining and controversy-free NFC championship game!  I'm glad I got to watch it-- it was one of the best football games I've ever seen.  I didn't get to watch the AFC championship, but I'm sure it was just as entertaining and controversy-free as well, right? You're saying that it... Read More

5 years ago

Daily Sports Recap 1/20: We're Baaaaaaaaaack

I would like to preface this column with a couple of apologies.  First off, I want to apologize for taking so long in between columns.  Cross country moves suck when everything goes smoothly, and the suck is massively compounded when complications arise.  Complications like "someone backing out of a sublease agreement with two days before a... Read More

5 years ago

Daily Sports Recap 1/6: #JustClevelandThings

Welcome back to another midweek edition of the Daily Sports Recap, where I have once again been blessed by the sports gods, as Cleveland has double-dipped into the metaphorical off-brand ketchup of "laugh at our pain."   Cleveland Cavaliers Lose to Philadelphia 76ers 95-92... Really, Cleveland?  The Sixers?  The Sixers?  The team that is so bad... Read More

5 years ago

Daily Sports Recap 1/5: Still Talkin' About Playoffs

I guess that over the weekend, some other important football games were played.  Maybe.  If you really want to get technical about it.  Here's what happened:   NFC Wild Card Game: Arizona Cardinals @ Carolina Panthers, Panthers Win 27-16 Statistically speaking, if you watched this game, you don't exist. The NFL kicked off its 2015 playoffs by having... Read More

5 years ago

BCS New Year's Bowl Recap 1/2/15: 2014 NCAA Tournament

Welcome to a very special edition of the Daily Sports Recap, where we're taking a look at all six of the biggest games of the college football season. We will also be running a counter on just how many times we've heard that Fall Out Boy song.  The over/under is going to be 300 for... Read More

5 years ago

Daily Sports Recap: Tomorrow Is Playoff Day, Right?

  Inaugural College Football Playoff To Be Played Tomorrow It's a big freaking deal, guys.  No more BCS, no more Coaches' Poll bullshit (shoutout to Cal and Oklahoma State fans), just a two-round playoff to decide who the best team in college football really is. Four teams will play in two iconic bowls: the Sugar... Read More

5 years ago

Daily Sports Recap: Holiday Week Roundup

Welcome back to the Daily Sports Recap, where we have returned triumphantly from the holiday break in order to poke holes in your favorite sports stories.  Merry Christmas.   Sports News From The Holidays Jim Harbaugh Leaves San Francisco 49ers, Expected To Take Michigan Job I had a whole bit about every team with a... Read More

5 years ago

Week 17 NFL Matchups Analysis: Start/Sit for Fantasy Championships (Part 2)

Welcome to Week 17 of NFL and fantasy football action, RotoBallers.  This is where we separate the winners from the losers, at least in leagues that insist on playing this deep into the season. Each week of the NFL season, we've broken down all of the NFL matchups and provided you with fantasy football advice and lineup recommendations based... Read More

5 years ago

Daily Sports Recap, 12/23: QB Witness Protection

As the days have gotten shorter and we near that last stretch of the year, remember the real meaning of the season: football's almost over, baseball doesn't start until April, and the Spurs will rest Duncan, Ginobili and Parker about 20 more times before the playoffs.  It is truly the bleakest part of the year.   Arizona... Read More

5 years ago

Daily Sports Recap, 12/22: Comedy in the NFC South, Rondo on the Move

Welcome to Monday's edition of the Daily Sports Recap, where I apologize profusely for missing my deadline on Friday and hope that these new security cameras in here are just for effect.  Let's get to all the news we missed over the weekend.   Celtics Trade Rajon Rondo To Mavericks On Thursday afternoon, the Boston... Read More

5 years ago

Week 16 NFL Matchups Analysis: Start/Sit for Fantasy Championships (Part 2)

Welcome to Week 16 of NFL and fantasy football action, RotoBallers. It's time to get focused for your championship week. Each week of the NFL season, we've broken down all of the NFL matchups and provided you with fantasy football advice and lineup recommendations based on matchups that we love, matchups that we hate, and some high-risk/high-reward players, as well. Below, you... Read More

5 years ago

Daily Sports Recap, 12/18: College Football Coaching FUN Edition

Most of today's sports news comes from the wackiness that is the coaching carousel in college football.  Just a heads-up: this column will absolutely not be safe to read in the company of small children or those with heart conditions.   Former Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini Makes His Opinions Explicitly Clear In a leaked transcript... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

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Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 15

It is almost inconceivable that we are progressing into the second week of fantasy postseason matchups. Congratulations to those of you whose teams are still competing in the playoffs. Your meticulous planning during the draft process and the regular season has been rewarded with an opportunity to win your leagues' championships. This critical week provides the opportunity to... Read More

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 15

Week 15 is upon us, which means that even the holdovers who play in leagues with four team playoffs and no byes are now in fantasy playoff mode. This is it: the home stretch. Are there any wide receivers left on the waiver wire who can help you in the playoffs? Let's look at some... Read More

Week 15 Tight End Waiver Wire Picks and Streamers

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Quarterback Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers - Week 15

The first week of the fantasy playoffs in almost in the books, and if you're fortunate enough to have advanced then it's already time to start thinking about Week 15 lineups, especially for those who stream quarterbacks. Luckily, there are plenty of viable options available as eliminated owners have stopped making moves, and if you... Read More

Waiver Wire Express - Week 15 Lightning Round

An injury-laden Week 14 decided many matchups, with several big names going down in a Red Wedding-esque affair. Not only was Josh Jacobs was a late inactive, but Jared Cook, Devante Parker, Albert Wilson all left with concussions, Mike Evans pulled up with a hamstring injury, Calvin Ridley and Ryan Griffin hurt their ankles, Derrius... Read More

Fantasy Football News and Injuries - Running Updates

Below is a quick-hit list of running notes on relevant injuries and player news, including pre-game reports and live in-game updates. Stay tuned for updates all throughout the week and on Sunday morning game day:   Week 14 Josh Jacobs (shoulder) has officially been ruled out. Jared Cook has been ruled out of the game after... Read More

Monday Night Fantasy Football Starts/Sits - Week 14

Finally, we had a good fantasy matchup last week. And now, as punishment, we get this. The Eagles against the Giants is a good rivalry game. But for fantasy? Not so much. Even key players Saquon Barkley and Carson Wentz have been severely disappointing in 2019. The game is not going to be something to... Read More

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