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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.


Matt Barkley Somehow Not the Worst Quarterback in His Own Game Sunday, Off Fantasy Radars

Quarterback Matt Barkley's time to shine was very short-lived as any goodwill garnered in Week 12 was erased off the planet Sunday against the 49ers. For starters, the entire first quarter involved zero completed passes by either team. By the time it was over, Barkley had completed 11-of-18 passes for 192 yards and no touchdowns,... Read More

3 years ago

Cameron Meredith and Eddie Royal Look Like Men Without Roles, Great Matchup Only Reason to Consider Using Either

Somehow the recent losses of tight end Zach Miller and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery did nothing to improve the fantasy stock of fellow Bears' receivers Cameron Meredith and Eddie Royal. After the two combined to catch only 3-of-10 targets for 13 yards Week 12 and watched players behind them on the depth chart outproduce them,... Read More

3 years ago

Marquess Wilson Has Great Matchup to Establish Fantasy Value, Still Too Early to Count On

Wide receiver Marquess Wilson made a huge splash in Week 12 and will look to make that into a trend when the Bears face the 49ers this weekend. He caught 8-of-11 targets for 125 yards and a touchdown last week against the Titans in only his second game of the season after missing the entire... Read More

3 years ago

Daniel Brown and Deonte Thompson Flash Possible Fantasy Potential, Too Soon to Know for Sure

With quarterback Matt Barkley under center, the Bears' passing game took a turn for the strange in Week 12 as tight end Daniel Brown and wide receiver Deonte Thompson each scored their first career touchdowns. Brown finished the day catching 3-of-4 targets for 24 yards while Thompson hauled in 5-of-9 targets for 44 yards. But... Read More

3 years ago

Expect Big Things From Jordan Howard and Jeremy Langford Sunday Against the NFL's Worst Run Defense

This is going to be a big day for Bears' running backs as the team welcomes the NFL's worst run defense in the 49ers to Chicago for Week 13. Rookie Jordan Howard will be the main beneficiary as he should have little problems picking up his fifth game of the season with at least 100... Read More

3 years ago


Connor Barth Facing Another Sunday With Low Scoring Potential, Avoid Using Week 13

Kicker Connor Barth is looking at another low scoring week this Sunday as the Bears face off against the 49ers in Week 13. After being limited to only three fantasy points in Week 12--all from extra point kicks--he faces a very similar situation this weekend against the 49ers. Though the 49ers are allowing the fifth-most... Read More

3 years ago

Matt Barkley Has Great Streaming Matchup Sunday, But Still Too Risky For Most Fantasy Players

Quarterback Matt Barkley was able to find some success Week 12 in his first start of the season against the Titans despite very low expectations. While his chances for continuing fantasy success remains low, there's no denying his Week 13 matchup against the 49ers is too soft to ignore for anyone looking for a streaming... Read More

3 years ago

Jay Cutler to Receive Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery, Placed on IR

Quarterback Jay Cutler will miss the remainder of the season the Bears announced today as he has been placed on the injured reserve. The shoulder injury that kept him out of Week 12 will require season-ending surgery as it turned out he suffered a torn labrum. Head coach John Fox declined to answer questions about... Read More

3 years ago

The Cut List (Week 13): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

Welcome to Week 13'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 13 Deeper Waiver Wire Sleepers: PPR Leagues

Welcome, welcome, RotoBallers. Please join me for my deeper PPR league sleepers column for Week 13 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 for... Read More

3 years ago


Connor Barth Doesn't Find Much Work Sunday, Team Attempts Zero Field Goals

Kicker Connor Barth, as predicted, spent most of Sunday on the bench as the Bears' offense failed to get much of anything going until garbage time. He finished the day going 3-for-3 in extra point kicks, with two coming in the fourth quarter as the team struggled all day long to move the ball. Considering... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howard Has Decent Day Against Tough Titans' Defense, Finds Pass-Catching Redemption

Running back Jordan Howard wasn't able to cross the 100-rushing-yard barrier or score a touchdown Sunday in the Bears' 27-21 loss to the Titans. But he did two things more important: find pass-catch redemption by hauling in 3-of-5 targets for 43 yards and keep backup Jeremy Langford out of the offense. All told, Howard finished... Read More

3 years ago

Matt Barkley Not As Awful As Advertised, Still Should Be Off Nearly All Fantasy Radars

Quarterback Matt Barkley, the man pressed into service following Jay Cutler and Brian Hoyer's injuries, took advantage of garbage time Sunday to not be as awful as advertising. With the Bears losing 24-7 coming into the fourth quarter, Barkley was able to find the two Bears' receivers no one was owning in Marquess Wilson and... Read More

3 years ago

Marquess Wilson Leads Bears' Receivers Sunday, Leaves Cameron Meredith and Eddie Royal on the Outside

Under third-string quarterback Matt Barkley, wide receiver Marquess Wilson very surprisingly lead the Bears' passing game in the team's 27-21 loss to the Titans Sunday. He caught 8-of-11 targets for 125 yards and a touchdown, leading the team in targets and receiving yards. All eyes have been on fellow receivers Cameron Meredith and Eddie Royal,... Read More

3 years ago

Connor Barth Faces Another Day of Light Work, Look Elsewhere Week 12 for Footwork

Kicker Connor Barth has seen his fantasy star diminish quite a bit recently following the Bears' recent quarterback changes. With the team down to their third-string quarterback and missing their top two receivers, the Titans will have little trouble swallowing this offensive whole into a black hole of sadness. Over the past four weeks, Barth... Read More

3 years ago


Cameron Meredith and Eddie Royal Set to Suffer Sunday, New Quarterback Deflates Their Fantasy Value

Sorry to break the hearts of anyone who hasn't heard, but quarterback Jay Cutler's latest injury has emptied out the Bears' quarterback cupboard. Out with his health went any hopes of wide receivers Cameron Meredith and Eddie Royal having enough fantasy value to bank on as 2016 heads towards the home stretch. With third-stringer Matt... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howard Looking at Heavy Workload, Needs Pass-Catching Redemption to Keep Jeremy Langford Away

Rookie running back Jordan Howard was overexposed as a pass-catcher last week against the Giants, but he'll have a chance at redemption Week 12 when the Titans come to town. Though they are one of the better run defenses in the game, the Titans allowed the 17th-most fantasy points to running backs the past four... Read More

3 years ago

Jay Cutler on the Shelf With a Shoulder Injury, Matt Barkley Set to Start Week 12

Looks like the Bears got their wish to get rid of quarterback Jay Cutler. He suffered a shoulder injury in the team's Week 11 loss that could keep him out for the rest of the season. If Cutler's season is indeed done, he ends it completing 59.1% of his passes for 1,059 yards, four touchdowns,... Read More

3 years ago

Week 12 Deeper Waiver Wire Sleepers: PPR Leagues

Welcome, welcome, RotoBallers. Please join me for my deeper PPR league sleepers column for Week 12 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 for... Read More

3 years ago

The Cut List (Week 12): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

Welcome to Week 12'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


Zach Miller Out for the Season, Broken Foot the Culprit

The bad news regarding tight end Zach Miller's foot injury, suffered at the close of the second quarter in Sunday's 22-16 loss to the Giants, has come out quickly. He has indeed suffered a broken right foot and the team has announced it will keep him out for the remainder of the season. A man... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howard Still Rushing Well, But Overexposure as a Pass-Catcher Could Cut Into Future Touches

Rookie running back Jordan Howard was solid again as the Bears' lead rusher Sunday, but his overexposure as a pass-catcher is just one of many takeaways from the team's 22-16 loss to the Giants. He wasn't able to reach the 100-rushing-yard plateau again but did pick up 77 yards on 17 touches, even if backup... Read More

3 years ago

Connor Barth Misses His First Kick in Over a Month, Offense Gives Him Little to Work With

In a season where kickers missing are becoming a highlight norm, Bears' kicker Connor Barth had been able to keep his leg out of those clips for over a month. But that changed Sunday in the Bears' 22-16 loss as he missed both a 51-yard field goal in the fourth quarter and an extra point... Read More

3 years ago

Cameron Meredith Underwhelming in First Post-Alshon Game, Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson Also Disappoint

Wide receiver Cameron Meredith continues to look like an afterthought in the Jay Cutler offense as the Bears' left New York losers Sunday, falling to the Giants 22-16. Meredith caught all four of his targets for 49 yards, leading the team's wide receivers in catches and yards. But that was fairly easy to do as... Read More

3 years ago

Jay Cutler Continues to be Anything But Smoking, Another Injured Receiver Further Diminishes His Value

The answer to the question no one is asking--can quarterback Jay Cutler's season get any worse?--strangely continues to be "yes" as Sunday's 22-16 loss to the Giants proved. While he was definitely better than he was last week, completing 17-of-30 passes for 252 yards, one touchdown and one interception, he has seemingly set this as... Read More

3 years ago


Jeremy Langford Rushes for TD, Could See More Time as Passing Back

Backup running back Jeremy Langford saw his most game-time action since Week 3 in the Bears' 22-16 loss to the Giants Sunday. He rushed six times for eight yards and a touchdown as well as catching all three of his targets for 30 yards. Starting back Jordan Howard was exposed as a pass-catching failure, catching... Read More

3 years ago

Zach Miller Leaves With Foot Injury, Could Be Serious

Tight end Zach Miller was off to a great start Sunday before being forced out mid-game with a foot injury. He was injured on the last play of the second quarter and was seen limping off the field before slamming his helmet down on the sidelines. The team quickly ruled him out for the remainder... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howard Looking for His Fifth 100-Yard Rushing Game This Season, Injury Scare on Sunday Just That

Rookie running back Jordan Howard enters the Bears' Week 11 matchup against the Giants looking for his fifth game with at least 100 rushing yards this season. He'll have his work cut out for him as while the Giants can't run the ball themselves, they are decent at stopping the run, coming into the game... Read More

3 years ago

Jeremy Langford Isn't Fantasy Relevant Yet, But He's Upgraded to Handcuff Status

Running back Jeremy Langford has not been having the season anyone was hoping he would have in 2016. Ineffectiveness and injuries (in that order) have opened the door for rookie Jordan Howard to put a stranglehold on the starting job, as he enters Week 11 having rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns on 33... Read More

3 years ago

Connor Barth Faces Off Against Former Bears' Franchise Foot, Great Matchup Makes Him a Top-10 Kicker

Kicker Connor Barth comes foot-to-foot Sunday with the man whose job he unceremoniously took this season in the Giants' Robbie Gould. As much as Bears' fans miss their franchise leader in points, Barth has been solid if not unspectacular after getting over early season yips. He draws a fantastic matchup this week with the Giants... Read More

3 years ago


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