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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 Takes Advantage of a Soft Matchup, Drops Nine Points Sunday

I can't say my nay-saying of kicker Connor Barth helped encourage him to put up a solid nine points in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Packers, but it certainly couldn't have hurt. His day was set up to be another low-scoring affair before some fourth quarter magic saved his day. Barth remains a great, cheap... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howard Reaches 1,000-Yard Milestone, Scores Sixth Touchdown

The brightest of bright spots in a season of sadness for the Bears, rookie running back Jordan Howard surpasses 1,000 rushing yards for the season Sunday in the team's 30-27 loss. He picked up 90 yards and a touchdown on 17 rushes as well as nabbing all four of his targets for 23 yards. Howard... Read More

3 years ago

Deonte Thompson and Josh Bellamy Flip Flop Attention Sunday, Negating Each Other's Fantasy Value

In a performance no one was expecting, wide receiver Deonte Thompson came out of nowhere to lead the Bears in receiving yards in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Packers. His 110 yards is not only double his season total, it is more than he has put up in any of his four seasons prior, as... Read More

3 years ago

Cameron Meredith Leads Team in Targets, Tops 100 Receiving Yards for the First Time Since Week 6

While the revolving door for top wide receiver on the Bears continues to predictably be unpredictable, Cameron Meredith is beginning to shake out as one of the team's more consistent weapons. Though he didn't lead the team in receiving yards or catch one of the team's two passing touchdowns Sunday, he did take full advantage... Read More

3 years ago

Alshon Jeffery Nearly Returns With a Whimper, Scores Touchdown in Garbage Time

Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery made a splash in his return from a PED-related suspension, though he made his owners sweat quite a bit in the process. He was targeted only twice in the first half -- one of which came on the last play of the half -- catching neither of them before going untargeted... Read More

3 years ago


Matt Barkley Turns in a Jay Cutler-Like Game, Only Explodes in Garbage Time

Quarterback Matt Barkley looked hopeless through the first three quarters of Sunday's game against the Packers, putting up a single touchdown against three interceptions. He was unable to connect with any receiver not named Deonte Thompson, severely underutilizing a returning Alshon Jeffery. At one point, he committed a turnover on four straight possessions, helping the... Read More

3 years ago

Marquess Wilson Out Indefinitely With a Broken Foot, Josh Bellamy to Pick up the Slack

Wide receiver Marquess Wilson suffered his third broken foot in two years and is out indefinitely. Having already missed the first nine games of the season because of a broken left foot suffered during a June minicamp, to have it happen again must be heart-breaking for the 24-year-old. The Bears will turn to Josh Bellamy... Read More

3 years ago

Matt Barkley Gets His Best Weapon Back This Week, Still Not a Fantasy Recommendation

Quarterback Matt Barkley gets back not only the Bears' best receiving weapon this week in wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, he's also getting back a friend from high school sports. This can only help Barkley in what is shaping up to be a tough Week 15 against the Packers, a team tied for 10th in fantasy... Read More

3 years ago

Alshon Jeffery Returns From His Suspension This Week, Upside Still Limited to WR2

Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is set to return to the field this weekend when the Bears take on the Packers. He's been out the past four weeks since getting popped for a performance-enhancer. Since that time, the Bears have turned to their third quarterback this season with continued lackluster results. The Packers are allowing the... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howard Out For Revenge Week 15, Remains Steady as a Low-End RB1

Running back Jordan Howard is looking to get revenge Week 15 against the Packers after they shut him down back in Week 7. On that day, he was held to just 22 yards on seven carries, putting up what stands as his worst game of the season. Howard shouldn't struggle with that feat too much... Read More

3 years ago


Cameron Meredith's Role Following Alshon Jeffery's Return to be Seen, Falls Into WR4 Territory This Week

In a perfect world, wide receiver Cameron Meredith would be one of the most important receivers on his team instead of the frustration Ferris wheel he has been. After struggling since the Bears were forced to replace their quarterback for the second time this season, he was able to play top dog Week 14. But... Read More

3 years ago

Connor Barth Bringing Up the Rear For Kickers, Packers Tough Against Kickers This Season

Entering Week 15, kicker Connor Barth is 28th on the season in fantasy points scored by a kicker. That number is only slightly less than his ownership rate of 31% in Fleaflicker leagues, a feat that continues to baffle me week in and week out. He'll face a Packers team Sunday that has not been... Read More

3 years ago

Marquess Wilson Limited in his Return to Practice, Eddie Royal Still Out

Injured wide receiver Marquess Wilson was able to take the first step towards returning to the field in time for Week 15's game against the Packers as he was on the practice field today, though in a limited fashion. That's more than what can be said about fellow receiver Eddie Royal, who added Wednesday's practice... Read More

3 years ago

The Cut List (Week 15): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

Welcome to Week 15'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

Week 15 Deeper Waiver Wire Sleepers: PPR Leagues

It's playoff time, RotoBallers. Below is my deeper PPR league sleepers column for Week 15 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


Connor Barth Puts Up a Soft Five Points Sunday, Still Underproducing in Comparison to His Peers

Kicker Connor Barth was able to put up five points Sunday in the Bears' 20-17 loss to the Lions but continues to fall behind his peers in production. He made his only field goal attempt as well as his two extra point kicks as the Bears' offensive is headed towards a season where they average... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howard Not Able to Top 100 Rushing Yards Sunday, Still Solid in Bears' Loss

Running back Jordan Howard wasn't able to collect his sixth 100-yard rushing game of his rookie season Sunday in the Bears' 20-17 loss against Lions. But fantasy owners couldn't be too upset as he was still effective, rushing 13 times for 86 yards. He was unable to cross into the end zone but that wasn't... Read More

3 years ago

Cameron Meredith Comes Up With Solid Day, First Non-Fluke Score Since Week 5

Coming through Sunday in a game where he was the best receiver the Bears had on the field, wide receiver Cameron Meredith did his part. Catching 6-of-8 targets for 72 yards and a touchdown, he led the team in targets and receiving yards. The touchdown was his first real one since Week 5, which is... Read More

3 years ago

Matt Barkley Doesn't Embarass Himself Sunday, Still Off Fantasy Radars

Quarterback Matt Barkley may be slowly earning his head coach's praise in the media, but there's still not much for fantasy owners to see. Sunday against the Lions, he completed 20-of-32 attempts for 212 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. It wasn't enough to lead his team to the win as they lost by three... Read More

3 years ago

Connor Barth Faces Another Feast-or-Famine Matchup Sunday Against the Lions

Kicker Connor Barth was able to salvage his day in Week 13 thanks to three extra point kicks to go with his sole field goal, and he'll need similar circumstances if he's to repeat Sunday against the Lions. Having to rely on the Bears offense to give him chances to put his skills to work... Read More

3 years ago


Eddie Royal Doubtful For Sunday, Still Not Practicing

Wide receiver Eddie Royal looks all but set to miss his second straight game when the Bears travel to Detroit on Sunday. He has not been the same since injuring his toe a few weeks back, leaving him unable to take advantage of a wide open competition for targets in the sad Bears' offense. With... Read More

3 years ago

Marquess Wilson and Joshua Bellamy Questionable For Sunday, Both Were Limited in Practice All Week

The Bears' top two receivers over the past two weeks, Marquess Wilson and Joshua Bellamy, are questionable to play this Sunday against the Lions. Neither receiver was able to put in a full practice this week as they both were limited Thursday and Friday. Even if they both suit up and play Sunday, it's hard... Read More

3 years ago

Matt Barkley Needs Cameron Meredith Sunday, Neither Likely to Succeed Without the Other

Matt Barkley has yet to take advantage of wide receiver Cameron Meredith, but that changes this week. Injuries to the men Barkley fed like top dogs the past two weeks have the receiver cupboard mighty bare for Sunday's game against the Lions, leaving Meredith as very literally one of his only choices to throw to.... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howard Hungry For Second 100-Yard Game Against the Lions, Low-End RB1 This Week

Running back Jordan Howard is hungry to put up big numbers Sunday against the first team he ran wild on this year in the Lions. Back in Week 4, he ran for 111 yards on 23 carries filling in for the then injured, now backup Jeremy Langford. Despite the Lions' overall stinginess on the ground,... Read More

3 years ago

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Week 14 Deeper Waiver Wire Sleepers: PPR Leagues

It's playoff time, RotoBallers. Below is my deeper PPR league sleepers column for Week 14 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 14): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

Welcome to Week 14'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

Joshua Bellamy the Newest Bears' Receiver to Take Top Billing, Not Worth Trusting Any More Than Marquess Wilson

If there is one word to describe the Bears' passing game, it is messy. After quarterback Matt Barkley made wide receiver Marquess Wilson look like a possible fantasy asset in Week 12, he was left in the cold Sunday against the 49ers, failing to catch his only target. Meanwhile, Joshua Bellamy had his best game... Read More

3 years ago

Cameron Meredith Picks Up 67 Yards Despite Poor Quarterback Play, Can't Be Trusted Going Forward

Another week, another Bears' receiver is stepping up in place of everyone else. This week, it was Joshua Bellamy who was the top receiver on the team, catching 4-of-6 targets for 93 yards. Thankfully for Cameron Meredith owners--one of the team's better receivers still on the active roster--he wasn't left out in the cold as... Read More

3 years ago

Connor Barth Has Acceptable Day Against 49ers, Still Ranks Near Bottom in Fantasy Points Scored by Kickers

Though he was able to see more work than expected Sunday against the 49ers thanks to the Bears' potent rushing game, kicker Connor Barth still continues to fall behind his peers. After going 1-for-1 in field goal attempts and 3-for-3 in extra point kicks Sunday, he ranks 27th in fantasy points scored at his position... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howard Has a Career Day Sunday, Rushes for Three Touchdowns

Rookie running back Jordan Howard had the best game of his young career Sunday against the 49ers. Rushing a career-high 32 times, he picked up 117 yards and set another career-high by scoring three touchdowns. Against the worst rush defense in the NFL, Howard was the Chicago offense and surprisingly kept backup Jeremy Langford out... Read More

3 years ago


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