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About Tony Peters - RotoBaller

Tony Peters is a freelance writer whose favorite baseball team is his hometown heart-breakers, the Seattle Mariners. He lives for fantasy baseball year round, especially anything to help him get an edge in his long-standing AL-only auction keeper league. He lives with his son and cat in Western Washington.

Tony Peters - RotoBaller has written 1265 articles so far, you can find them below.

Connor Barth Disappoints All Season for Fantasy Purposes

Kicker Connor Barth spent most of 2016 barely making a whimper in the kicker rankings, as he was one of the worst kickers in fantasy football. Whatever the stat, he was sure to stink at it compared to his peers. He finished the year ranked 28th in the league in field goal kicks made, field... Read More

3 years ago

Zach Miller's 2016 Cut Short While Approaching Career Highs

Tight end Zach Miller was well on his way toward a career year before injuries knocked him out of the season early. Before going down, he caught 47-of-64 passes for 486 yards and four touchdowns despite inconsistent quarterback play all season long. With low yardage totals more often than not, he was much more of... Read More

3 years ago

Cameron Meredith Surprises With Big Season, Earning His Place With the Bears

Wide receiver Cameron Meredith helped picked up the slack leftover following the multiple issues and injuries that struck the Bears' receiving core, transforming into one of the team's best weapons. Coming into the season completely off fantasy radars, he blew away expectations by finishing with 66 receptions, 888 receiving yards and four touchdowns over 14... Read More

3 years ago

Bears Still Believe in Kevin White, Think His Speed Will Return Unaffected

Despite delivering his team two seasons of sadness, the Bears are still drinking full glasses of Kevin White's KoolAid. Following up a lost 2015, the former first-round pick managed to play in four games this season before succumbing to another leg injury. When White was on the field, the Bears had an obvious mandate to... Read More

3 years ago

Eddie Royal Disappoints in Second Season With Chicago

Wide receiver Eddie Royal came up short again in his second season with the Bears. After injuries sunk his 2015 and limited him to nine games played, multiple injuries kept him sidelined in 2016, again keeping him to nine games. The big difference between the two was this season he drew only one start. His... Read More

3 years ago

Several Factors Lead To Disappointing Season For Alshon Jeffery

To say 2016 was a disappointment for Alshon Jeffery would be a gross understatement. Coming into the season, he was a known commodity and sure thing as a WR1 pick coming off an injury shortened 2015. But after three quarterbacks, poor offensive planning and a performance-enhancing drug suspension, Jeffery finished the season producing slightly worse... Read More

3 years ago

Brian Hoyer Puts Up Second Straight Acceptable Season Entering Free Agency

Quarterback Brian Hoyer wasn't able to leverage his OK 2015 performance with the Texans into a starting job last offseason, leaving him to settle for a backup gig with the Bears. It ended up being a fantastic choice, as injuries forced him into a starting role Week 3 before his own injury ended his season... Read More

3 years ago

Jay Cutler Ahead of Schedule in Healing; Immediate Future Unknown

Following a disappointing 2015, there was a lot riding on quarterback Jay Cutler producing an acceptable season for the Bears. Instead, the franchise's quarterback dealt with massive injuries and ineffectiveness, spending most of the season on the sidelines as Chicago finished the season with a nauseating 3-13 record. All told, Cutler finished the season passing... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howard Rushes Into Consideration for RB1 Status

Rookie running back Jordan Howard didn't make national headlines like fellow rookie back Ezekiel Elliott made in Dallas, but he should have. In only 13 starts (15 games), he rushed for the second most yards in the league with 1,313 thanks to his 5.2 yards per attempt, a number good for fourth in the league.... Read More

3 years ago

Matt Barkley Enters Free-Agent Market After Poor 2016; Destined for Backup Duty

Quarterback Matt Barkley may have to settle for another gig as a backup in 2017 as he proved less than capable under center for the Bears this season. In seven games (six starts), he completed 129-of-216 passes for 1,611 yards, eight touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Those picks came in bunches, too, highlighted by a brutal... Read More

3 years ago

Connor Barth's Inconsistency Continues; Low-End Boom-or-Bust Pick This Week

Kicker Connor Barth has proven very adept at being inconsistent in the fantasy game this season. With a decent matchup against the Redskins last week, he missed a field goal and only brought home three points for his extra point kicks. Three weeks before that, he was showing signs of life after weeks of sadness.... Read More

3 years ago

Cameron Meredith Establishing Himself as a Top Receiver; Good Matchup Week 17

Wide receiver Cameron Meredith has come far this season, further than his stats show. Sure, he enters Week 17 a surprising team leader in receptions and receiving yards (827 and 62, respectively) despite not playing in the Bears' first two games of the season. But in August, he was just trying to hold onto his... Read More

3 years ago

Alshon Jeffery Misses Thursday's Practice With Sickness; Still on Track for Week 17

Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery gave his fantasy owners a scare Thursday when he missed practice. Thankfully, it was only because of an illness, and he remains on target to start in Week 17 against the Vikings. Back in Week 8, Jeffery scored his first touchdown of the season against Minnesota despite only catching four balls... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howard Ready to Punish the Vikings; Remains a Strong RB1 Play

The first time rookie running back Jordan Howard faced the Vikings' run defense back in Week 8, he shredded a defense many still thought was Super Bowl worthy for 153 yards and a touchdown. Now a few weeks older and down healthy players, Howard returns to put an exclamation point on his first NFL season.... Read More

3 years ago

Matt Barkley Struggling With Interceptions; Warm Matchup Gives Him Faint Value

This weekend, we will find out whether the Vikings drew the short straw when it comes to their timing in facing quarterback Matt Barkley fresh off a five-interception game, or if he picked the wrong time to face a team without an interception in four weeks. Injuries have sapped the Vikings' defense of its strength... Read More

3 years ago

Players Who Don't Need to be Started in Week 17

With the season coming to a close, this week's edition of The Cut List comes from a different angle: players who don't need to be started during the championship week. Each player receives both statistical and social media analysis, providing both real and ridiculous reasons why we--Tony Peters and Ben Hamren of the All Stats... Read More

3 years ago

Week 17 Deeper Waiver Wire Sleepers: PPR Leagues

It's playoff time, RotoBallers. Below is my deeper PPR league sleepers column for Week 17 of the NFL season. In this weekly article, we are going to take a look at some deeper waiver wire options for PPR leagues and target players who could help out your team in the upcoming week. The following waiver wire suggestions... Read More

3 years ago

The Promise of Matt Barkley is Pain; Throws Five Interceptions

Quarterback Matt Barkley took a solid matchup Saturday and turned it into a disaster. While he did throw for over 300 yards (323, to be exact) and two touchdowns for the second week in a row, his five interceptions choked the benefits right out of that with a deep sleeper hold. Barkley has now thrown... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howards Picks Up Sixth 100-Yard Rushing Game, Continues to Impress

Running back Jordan Howard ran shop on the Redskins' run defense Saturday, picking up 119 yards on 18 rushes as the Bears were crushed 41-21. The rookie now has six 100-yard rushing games on the season and ranks fifth in the NFL in yards per game at 81.5 yards despite not receiving his first start... Read More

3 years ago

Cameron Meredith Tops 100 Receiving Yards, Cements WR2 Status

Wide receiver Cameron Meredith made good on his growing on-field relationship with quarterback Matt Barkley to put up his second 100-yard receiving game of the season Saturday in the Bears' 41-21 loss to the Redskins. He caught 9-of-12 targets for 135 yards and a touchdown, following last week's nine-catch, 104-yard performance. He now has been... Read More

3 years ago

Alshon Jeffery Settling For Second Fiddle, Stuck Being Merely Good

Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been able to raise his fantasy boat as of late under the guiding hands of his third quarterback on the season. But it hasn't been enough to reclaim top receiver status on his own team, let alone within fantasy. In the Bears' 41-21 loss to the Redskins Saturday, his 92... Read More

3 years ago

Deonte Thompson Can't Repeat Big Week 15, But Slowly Earning Role

Wide receiver Deonte Thompson was unable to repeat his huge, career-high Week 15 when he put up his first career 100-yard receiving game against the Redskins Saturday. But he wasn't left out in the cold either, catching 3-of-4 targets for 34 yards and a touchdown, his second of the season. There's no telling how Thompson's... Read More

3 years ago

Connor Barth Comes Up Short, Misses First Field Goal in Weeks

Whoops. After kicker Connor Barth finally won me over with his solid last three weeks following a season full of me advising our readers to cut him, he turned back into a pumpkin Saturday as if on cue. In the Bears' 41-21 loss to the Redskins, he made all three of his extra point kicks... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howard Has Fantastic Matchup In Week 16

Running back Jordan Howard might not have been able to pick up his sixth 100-yard game for the past two weeks but that changes this week. With the Redskins' porous run defense on tap in Week 16, he's looking at a great day both on the ground and in the air. Over the past four... Read More

3 years ago

Connor Barth Warming Up As Season Ends, Decent Matchup Gives Him Deep League Value

Kicker Connor Barth has been trying to pull himself out of the bottom of the fantasy kicker barrel for the past few weeks, and thanks to the team's slightly improving offense, he's been succeeding. After topping four points only once between Weeks 7 and 12, he's averaging just under seven points the past three weeks,... Read More

3 years ago

Alshon Jeffery Looking to Build Off of Strong Return, Still a Volatile Fantasy Asset

Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery made a splash in his return from a PED suspension Week 15 against the Packers and gave hope to his fantasy owners that the old Jeffery we all know and love could make a late-season appearance. Granted, the Redskins aren't the easiest team to make noise against as a wide receiver--they... Read More

3 years ago

Cameron Meredith Getting Things Back Together, OK WR3 Option This Week

Wide receiver Cameron Meredith picked a great time to break out of his forced exile. Over his past three games, he's picked up at least 67 yards each game, including his third 100-yard game of the season in Week 15. His talent hasn't been the issue with his midseason slump -- it's been bad quarterback... Read More

3 years ago

Matt Barkley Draws Soft Matchup This Week, Still Only Streamable in Deep Leagues

Quarterback Matt Barkley is looking to build upon the successes he experienced Week 15 against the Packers and avoid falling back into a slump as he did following his big Week 12 performance. With the Redskins as his opponent this week, he has the right matchup, as they are allowing the fifth most fantasy points... Read More

3 years ago

Week 16 Deeper Waiver Wire Sleepers: PPR Leagues

It's playoff time, RotoBallers. Below is my deeper PPR league sleepers column for Week 16 of the NFL season. In this weekly article, we are going to take a look at some deeper waiver wire options for PPR leagues and target players who could help out your team in the upcoming week. The following waiver wire suggestions... Read More

3 years ago

The Cut List (Week 16): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

Welcome to Week 16's edition of The Cut List, RotoBaller's weekly column filled with advice on who is fat to be trimmed from your roster and who deserves a little more time on your plate. Each player receives both statistical and social media analysis, providing both real and ridiculous reasons why we--Tony Peters and Ben... Read More

3 years ago

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