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About Kyle Banas - RotoBaller

I'm just a guy trying to make the most out of life

Kyle Banas - RotoBaller has written 19 articles so far, you can find them below.


Eli Manning (QB, NYG) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target in Middle Rounds as Low-End QB1 CURRENT ADP: 84 STD ANALYSIS: The stage is set for Eli Manning to post top-five QB numbers in 2015. Last season, Manning finished in the top 10 among fantasy quarterbacks despite injuries to then-top WR Victor Cruz and big free agent acquisition Geoff Schwartz, among others. Manning owns one of... Read More

4 years ago

Where Should You Draft Mike Evans in 2015?

Mike Evans is poised for greatness in 2015, and that could spell success for fantasy owners who value him properly. Yahoo! currently ranks Evans 12th among receivers. However, that current third round ADP is a little high for me. I can’t justify taking Evans in the third round while comparable talent goes much deeper. You shouldn’t be... Read More

4 years ago

Is Eli Manning Ready to Become an Elite Fantasy QB in 2015?

While Eli Manning is criminally underrated year after year, you should be smarter than to pass on Eli in 2015. The stage is set for Eli to post top-5 QB numbers and Eli has never floundered on a big stage. If your interpretation of Eli’s fantasy value is still dictated by his 27-interception campaign, perhaps... Read More

4 years ago

Where Should You Draft Odell Beckham in 2015?

I’ll be targeting Odell Beckham early in drafts this year and there’s no reason that you shouldn’t be as well. Yahoo! ranks Beckham as the 10th overall player on the board but I don’t necessarily see him going in a ton of first rounds nor will I be drafting him with my first round pick. Second round?... Read More

4 years ago

Chris Capuano (SP, NYY) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Continue Scouting OWNED IN: 2% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Chris Capuano’s best days are behind him. We’re quite a few years removed from Capuano’s 18-win campaign back in 2005. He hasn’t put together a winning season since. However, he’s just been called up from his rehab assignment and will immediately replace the newly injured Chase Whitley... Read More

4 years ago


James Loney (1B, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Very Deep Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Freshly activated off his recent DL stint and ready to make an impact in deep leagues is James Loney. You likely have a quality first baseman already due to the depth of the position and have no need for one even in a deep... Read More

4 years ago

Can The Yankees Keep Up This Pace (And Their Fantasy Production)?

If you had the Yankees sitting atop the AL East to begin May in your office pool, you’re likely planning your trip over to Smith and Wollensky right now. That’s probably because you’re sitting on some long-shot profits and you’re more than likely a Yankees fan living in New York. Go enjoy it; you earned... Read More

4 years ago

Jimmy Nelson (SP, MIL) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Flying way under the fantasy radar in relation to his strong start to the season is Jimmy Nelson. There’s not much talent jumping into fantasy relevance out of Milwaukee these days but Jimmy Nelson is proving to be an early asset. Merely owned in 24% of leagues,... Read More

4 years ago

Luis Valbuena (2B/3B, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: It’s about time Jose Altuve got a bit of help in the Astros lineup. Eventually George Springer will get going and find his niche once again, which lies in the form of eye-opening power. But until he gets hot, Luis Valbuena is virtually the only... Read More

4 years ago

Ubaldo Jimenez (SP, BAL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper leagues OWNED IN: 24% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Yes, that Ubaldo Jimenez. Once a Cy Young candidate and one of the most feared pitchers in the game, Jimenez has since turned that reputation into one of the most inconsistent pitchers in the game. He quickly fell off a cliff after his tremendous 2010 campaign but... Read More

4 years ago


Travis d'Arnaud (C, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Before I begin my player analysis, is it too early to say that the Mets are for real? I know that Mets fans everywhere make that claim following a respectable start to the season and then rescind the claim shortly after the Mets inevitably implode. But... Read More

5 years ago

Aaron Harang (SP, PHI) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in Very Deep Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Someone who might be useful in deeper fantasy leagues this year is Aaron Harang. Harang was beat up most of spring training and has yet to produce an ERA of less than 3.57 in his career. However, throughout his last start against the Red Sox,... Read More

5 years ago

Alex Rodriguez (3B/1B/DH, NYY) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Draft Target in Late Rounds / Waiver Wire Pickup OWNED IN: 59% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: While folks everywhere were stoked about Lebron’s return to Cleveland, few were talking about the return of one of the greatest hitters of our era. Fresh off reinstatement due to his PED suspension, Alex Rodriguez is ready to take pitchers... Read More

5 years ago

Nathan Eovaldi (SP, NYY) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Draft Target in Later Rounds / Waiver Wire Stash ANALYSIS: A name to keep in mind going forward is Nathan Eovaldi. Right now Eovaldi is in the fourth slot of the Yankees rotation, opening up plenty of opportunity to thrive. Owned in just 17% of leagues, Eovaldi is being criminally undervalued in relation to his potential... Read More

5 years ago

Jenrry Mejia (RP, NYM) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Draft Late as a 3rd Closer in Mixed Leagues ANALYSIS: If post-save celebrations were ranked, The Mejia Stomp would have to be one of the greats. Granted there isn'€™t a huge pool of post-save celebrations but it would still be up there. Jenrry Mejia holds a particularly low ADP at 223 for a player... Read More

5 years ago


Michael Pineda (NYY, SP) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Draft Target in Mid-to-Late Rounds of All Leagues ANALYSIS: Allow me to begin by saying that Michael Pineda is not just a fantasy baseball sleeper; he may be the starting pitcher sleeper of this year’s fantasy season. Currently he has an extremely low ADP at around 209, which is likely due to his injury... Read More

5 years ago

Brad Boxberger (TB, RP) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Draft Target in Late Rounds of All Leagues ANALYSIS: A guy you’ll want to keep on your radar this year during your fantasy drafts is Brad Boxberger. Boxberger was the setup man last year for the Rays and more than excelled in his role. He posted a 2.37 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, 104 strikeouts, 20... Read More

5 years ago

Mark Trumbo (1B/OF, ARI) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target late in all leagues ANALYSIS: Mark Trumbo is a guy you'll want to keep your eye on this year in your fantasy drafts. Prodigious power that sometimes seems effortless is what you'll get out of Trumbo. His ADP of 113 shows that league managers are sleeping on this elite power source. Trumbo was placed on the... Read More

5 years ago

Three Home Run & Power Hitter Surgers for 2015

Home run power is a trait that has become increasingly rare in baseball over the past few years. 2014 showcased the lowest power numbers of the last 20 years, and a further decline is expected in 2015. As flashy home run numbers continue to diminish, those who can truly hit the long ball are becoming... Read More

5 years ago

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