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About Austyn Varney - RotoBaller



Austyn Varney - RotoBaller has written 178 articles so far, you can find them below.


FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (10/15/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

It's the first day in about five days that we have two games on the slate, and they are extremely fun ones. The Cardinals are trying to avoid elimination down 3-0 and it won't be easy with Patrick Corbin on the hill. The Astros and Yankees are tied 1-1, and a match-up between Gerrit Cole... Read More

16 hours ago

Amari Cooper Officially Ruled Out for Game

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper re-aggravated his quad and will sit for the rest of this game. We don't know just how serious the aggravation is, but the Cowboys will need him next week at home against the Philadelphia Eagles. We'll know more tomorrow.

2 days ago

Amari Cooper Aggravates Quad, Questionable to Return

Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Amari Cooper has been dealing with a quad injury over the last couple weeks, and he aggravated it on the Cowboys second drive of the game. He’s sitting on the bench without his helmet and not on the bike or jogging, so things don’t look too great for Amari to return... Read More

2 days ago

Will Dissly Ruled Out With Achilles Injury

Seattle Seahawks tight end Dissly missed last season with an injury to his right knee, so this is a brand new injury to his left Achilles. We don't know the severity yet, but it was bad enough to immediately rule him out for the rest of the game. It took him a couple of minutes... Read More

2 days ago

Kenny Stills is Out Week 6 Against Chiefs

This is the second consecutive game Stills will sit out with a strained hamstring he picked up in week 4. Keke Coutee will once again get the start in the slot and he makes for an interesting DFS start in what should be a shootout. DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller have great match-ups and both... Read More

3 days ago


FanDuel, DraftKings CFB DFS Picks: Daily Fantasy College Football Advice for 10/12/19

College football week 7 is here and we have an exciting Saturday on our hands. LSU and Florida will face-off tonight, but we get a great appetizer with a noon battle between Oklahoma and Texas. We'll be focusing on that slate, and getting to the later games in another post. With a 775 1/2 total... Read More

4 days ago

FanDuel, DraftKings CFB DFS Picks: Daily Fantasy College Football Advice for 10/11/19

We're working with another three-game slate here, but these are some fun games. Outside of a low-scoring game between Virginia and Miami, these other two games should have plenty of points. Let's boost this bankroll before a fun Saturday slate full of games with fireworks. Let's dive in and find a couple of top plays... Read More

5 days ago

FanDuel, DraftKings CFB DFS Picks: Daily Fantasy College Football Advice for 10/10/19

We're working with another two-game slate here, but these games both have totals exceeding 55. ULM and Texas State will square off in what will be one of the more exciting games of the weekend. Syracuse and NC State should be exciting as well, with two offenses that can score the ball. Let's dive in... Read More

6 days ago

FanDuel TNF DFS Lineup Picks: Daily Fantasy Football for Week 6

We have a very uneven matchup tonight between the healthy New England Patriots and the already terrible, also beat-up New York Football Giants. We're looking at just a 17-point spread, which will be interesting to watch how Danny Dimes keeps it that close. We'll be diving into the showdown slate, where there's plenty of money... Read More

6 days ago

Jack Flaherty Gets Win, Goes Six Strong Innings in Game 5

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty was able to pitch with a 10-plus run lead for the entire game, so there wasn’t much to stress about in Game 5 of the National League Division Series against the Braves. Still, he went six innings, struck out eight and allowed just one run on a solo... Read More

6 days ago


Max Muncy Homers in First Inning Off Stephen Strasburg

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy is on fire this series, clocking his third home run in five games in the first inning in Game 5 of the National League Division Series. Joc Pederson hit a ground-rule double through the wall a batter before, and Muncy pulled a high fastball over the right field fence... Read More

6 days ago

Cardinals Slug Their Way to NLCS

The Cardinals, who were healthy underdogs going into this series, have taken three of five over the Braves and move on to face either the Dodgers or Nationals in the NLCS. They exploded with 10 first-inning runs in game five and never looked back. Jack Flaherty pitched a solid game and they ended up taking... Read More

6 days ago

Cardinals Stun Braves With 10 First-Inning Runs

Wow. In a deemed pick-em by Vegas, Jack Flaherty and Mike Foltynewicz were supposed to duel and hold each other to one or two runs, at most. The Cardinals had other ideas, demolishing Foltynewicz and putting up 10 runs in the first inning. What might be more surprising is the Cardinals put up 10 runs... Read More

6 days ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (10/9/19): MLB DFS Lineups

It's game 5 day! We have two game fives on our hands today and it's going to be a fun night of baseball. The Braves and Cardinals face off first, with Jack Flaherty and Mike Foltynewicz on the mound. We're currently looking at a pick-em from Vegas. The Nationals aren't so lucky, going into Los... Read More

7 days ago

Rays Down Astros 4-1 to Force Game 5

The Rays bullpen stepped up huge, allowing just one run over nine innings of work. Diego Castillo started it off, but Ryan Yarbrough and Nick Anderson did the bulk of the work. Blake Snell came in for two batters in the ninth and closed it out with runners on first and third. On offense, the... Read More

7 days ago


Justin Verlander Goes 3.2 Innings, Allows Four Runs

It was a terrible day on the mound for Verlander, who gave up three runs in the first inning and another home run to Willy Adames in the fourth. He was pitching in just three days rest and it obviously bothered him. He left pitches over the plate that we usually wouldn’t see and his... Read More

1 week ago

Ryan Yarbrough Goes Two Shutout Innings in Relief

Yarbrough relieved Diego Castillo after just 1.2 innings and went through the order once. He gave up two hits and was pretty lucky with Jose Altuve being thrown out trying to get home on the Alvarez double. Nick Anderson, who has been phenomenal this season, has taken over and will likely get two innings as... Read More

1 week ago

Willy Adames Homers Off Verlander to Give Astros 4-0

The Rays continue to grow the gap between these teams in game four, with Willy Adames mutilating a pitch 419 feet to left-center. Adames isn’t the greatest hitter against righties that can throw hard, but Verlander is obviously not his usual-self and has left a few pitches over the plate. Let’s see if this Rays... Read More

1 week ago

Tommy Pham Homers to Open Game 4

Pham has been a lot better against lefties this season, but he jumped on a possibly-tired Justin Verlander and sent a 388-foot bomb to left-center. Verlander wasn’t sharp in the first inning, allowing three runs and four hits. The Rays currently lead 3-0 and are battling with an offense that can go crazy at any... Read More

1 week ago

Justin Verlander Gives Up Three Runs In First Inning

Verlander is coming off of three days rest and got roughed up in the first inning by these Rays. Tommy Pham homered in the two-hole, followed by an Avisail Garcia single and Ji-Man Choi walk. A single by D’Arnaud and a double by Wendle drove the pair in and gave the Rays an early 3-0... Read More

1 week ago


Diego Castillo Strikes out Three in 1.2 Innings

Castillo wasn’t asked to do much tonight, but he did his job. He struck out three batters, walked one and gave up a single. The Astros had already planned to bring Yarbrough in when Reddick was coming to the plate, so he got to face a lefty and so Castillo didn’t have to see anyone... Read More

1 week ago

Angels Expected To Sign Joe Maddon

It's looking like Maddon will return to organization he started his career and coached 31 years at. Maddon and the Chicago Cubs had an extremely disappointing season and peacefully parted ways after the regular season. According to Buster Olney, Maddon is the Angels' top choice and the Angels are Maddon's top choice. Unless something goes... Read More

1 week ago

Diego Castillo Will Head Bullpen Game 4 for Rays

The Rays will toss Diego Castillo our there for two or three innings before handing the ball to one of the best bullpens in baseball. They are pretty tired, but there’s no time for that right now. It’s playoff baseball and all hands are on deck. They’ll certainly need to be if the Rays have... Read More

1 week ago

FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (10/8/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

We only have one MLB game on the slate today, but it's a fun one between the Rays and Astros. The Astros are tossing Justin Verlander on three days rest, so that will be very interesting to see how that plays out. On the Rays side, it'll be a bullpen game headed by Diego Castillo.... Read More

1 week ago

FanDuel, DraftKings CFB DFS Picks: Daily Fantasy College Football Advice for 10/9/19 (Showdown)

We only have one game on Wednesday night, and it’s a showdown between Appalachian State and Louisiana-Lafayette. We’re looking at a 66 over/under with ULL being a 1.5 point favorite. Both of these teams like to keep it on the ground, but score a ton of points. Let’s dive into this game and figure out... Read More

1 week ago


Nationals Beat Dodgers 6-1, Force Game 5 in Los Angeles

The Dodgers opened up the scoring with a first-inning home run off the bat of Justin Turner. What they didn’t know at the time was that they wouldn’t score another run all night. The Nationals put up six runs, led by a Ryan Zimmerman three-run home run and Anthony Rendon’s three-RBI’s. They’ll now head to... Read More

1 week ago

Anthony Rendon Drives In Three Runs In Game 4 Win

Rendon got two sacrificed flies up and an RBI single, finishing with three RBI’s on the night. It’s no surprise, as he’s been one of the best hitters in baseball all season long (.406 wOBA). The Nationals got a 6-1 win in game 4 and will now face Walker Buehler on the road in Los... Read More

1 week ago

Cardinals Bullpen Comes Up Huge in Game 4

After Dakota Hudson and poor fielding allowed four runs through the first four innings, the Cardinals bullpen came in and shut down the remaining 5.1 innings, allowing just three hits and striking out eight. They gave the Cardinals a chance to come back and we’re now headed to a game 5 in Atlanta.

1 week ago

Max Scherzer Goes 7 Innings, Allows One Run in Game 4 Win

After a first-inning home run allowed to Justin Turner, Max Scherzer settled down and pitched a near-perfect six innings. He struck out seven, and left the game with a 6-1 lead. The Nationals stepped up to the plate and have Scherzer some substantial run support. The Nationals and Dodgers will face off in a series-deciding... Read More

1 week ago

Ronald Acuna Goes 4-for-5 With Double And Triple In Loss

Acuna did everything he could to close this series out for the Braves, but the supporting cast couldn’t give him enough help. His feud with Carlos Martinez continued being one-sided, with Martinez doubling off of him in the ninth. Unfortunately for Acuna and the Braves, his valiant efforts weren’t enough and the Cardinals snatched a... Read More

1 week ago


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