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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.


Cameron Meredith a Man Without a Place Currently, Hard to Recommend Until That is Resolved

Sometimes a player's breakout is tied to another player, which seems to be the case with wide receiver Cameron Meredith. A breath of fresh air when he stepped in for the injured Kevin White, Meredith's success this season has been directly tied to now-injured quarterback Brian Hoyer. With Matt Barkley and Jay Cutler under center... Read More

3 years ago

Eddie Royal Returns to Practice in a Limited Fashion, Currently Questionable for Week 10

Wide receiver Eddie Royal hasn't played since suffering a toe injury in Week 6, but he is finally making strides to returning to the field. He has returned to practice in a limited fashion, getting work in but not enough to tell if he'll be healthy enough for the Bears' Week 10 matchup against the... Read More

3 years ago

Alshon Jeffery Looking to Start His First Touchdown Streak of 2016, Weak Bucs' Pass Defense Likely to Help

Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery finally caught his first touchdown of the season during quarterback Jay Cutler's return Week 8 and is hungry to keep that taste in his mouth. After Brian Hoyer failed to exploit one of the game's elite receivers, Cutler took one game to set the story straight and reward Jeffery's owners for... Read More

3 years ago

Zach Miller Enjoys Jay Cutler's Return, Should Repeat Thanks to Soft Week 10 Opponent

Tight end Zach Miller saw quarterback Jay Cutler's return Week 8 bring him a new season-high in yards with 88, giving hope that the inconsistent player could be on the way up. The Bears face the Buccaneers Week 10, a team allowing sixth-most points to tight ends over the past four weeks, including three touchdowns... Read More

3 years ago

Jeremy Langford Could See Work in Great Rushing Matchup, Otherwise Firmly Stuck in Backup Role

Running back Jeremy Langford returned to game action in Week 8 and was left alone for the majority of the game, proving that he is firmly the backup for the Bears. Rookie Jordan Howard has exceeded expectations in the same role and continues to be the hot hand, leaving Langford with little to do. With... Read More

3 years ago


Jordan Howard a Hot Choice for Week 10, Has a Chance at Back-to-Back 200 Total Yards Games

Rookie running back Jordan Howard continues to be the shining star in a season of disappointment for the 2-6 Bears. After putting up 202 yards from scrimmage Week 8, he'll look to do the same against a weak Buccaneers' rush defense as the Bears return from their bye week. The Bucs are allowing the fifth-most... Read More

3 years ago

Jay Cutler Draws Great Week 10 Matchup, Should Throw Like a Top-15 Quarterback

Quarterback Jay Cutler had a successful return to the Bears Week 8 and is primed for an even better day coming out of the team's Week 9 bye. He'll face a Buccaneers' team that is giving up the most points to quarterbacks over the past four weeks, averaging 250 passing yards and just over two... Read More

3 years ago

Week 10 Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups: PPR Leagues

Welcome, welcome, RotoBallers. Please join me for my deeper PPR league sleepers column for Week 10 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 10): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

Welcome to Week 10'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

Kenny Stills (WR, MIA) - NFL Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12- and 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Don't look too much into Kenny Stills' Week 9 performance — one catch for 11 yards — as he left the game with an illness. In week 10, he’ll face a Chargers defense that might be able to suppress touchdowns but isn't finding... Read More

3 years ago


Markus Wheaton (WR, PIT) - NFL Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12- and 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: A healthy scratch Sunday, wide receiver Markus Wheaton will look to get back on the field in Week 10 at home against the Cowboys for the first time since Week 5. There's really no telling just how he fits into the Steelers’... Read More

3 years ago

Rajai Davis Plays Superman in Game 7, Continues to be a Timeless Wonder

Outfielder Rajai Davis has been overplaying expectations all season, but nothing like what he did Wednesday night against the Cubs in Game 7 of the World Series. He finished the day 2-for-5 with an eighth-inning game-tying two-run home run and a RBI single in the 10th to pull the Indians back within one run before... Read More

3 years ago

Corey Kluber Has First Career Outing With Zero Strikeouts, Faitgue Likely Contributor

Starting pitcher Corey Kluber was relied on heavily during the Indians' stretch run and into the postseason up to this point, and the bend finally broke. In his first career MLB outing without a single strikeout Wednesday night during Game 7 of the World Series, he allowed four runs on six hits--including two home runs--and... Read More

3 years ago

Jason Kipnis Hits Second World Series Homer, Now Has Four This Postseason

Second baseman Jason Kipnis hit his second home run of the World Series--and fourth of the postseason--Tuesday but it wasn't enough to stop the Cubs from winning 9-3. He finished the day 3-for-5 with the solo home run, giving him a 2016 postseason line of a .232 average, four home runs and eight RBI. With... Read More

3 years ago

Mike Napoli Strikes Out Three Times Tuesday, Struck Out In Both At-Bats Versus Wednesday's Starter

First baseman Mike Napoli continued to struggle to keep his strikeouts in check Tuesday as the Indians loss to the Cubs 9-3, bringing the series even at 3-3. He finished the day 1-for-4 with a RBI and three strikeouts. Napoli is now hitting .191 with one home run, three RBI and 18 strikeouts in 47... Read More

3 years ago


Week 9 Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups: PPR Leagues

Welcome, welcome, RotoBallers. Please join me for my deeper PPR league sleepers column for Week 9 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 Week... Read More

3 years ago

The Cut List (Week 9): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

Welcome to Week 9'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

Cameron Meredith Nowhere to be Found Monday, On Ice Until He Develops Rapport With Jay Cutler

The lack of a rapport with returning quarterback Jay Cutler was something many fantasy owners were hoping wasn't going to prove real when it came to wide receiver Cameron Meredith. But after catching one of only two targets for 24 yards Monday night in the Bears' 20-10 win over the Vikings, it is hard to... Read More

3 years ago

Alshon Jeffery Finally Hits Touchdown Gold, Jay Cutler's Return Key to His Second Half

He finally got his touchdown. After waiting both patiently and impatiently for his first touchdown of the season, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery finally got his wish on Halloween. With quarterback Jay Cutler back to leading the Bears' passing game, Jeffery caught 4-of-8 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown. He's still struggling with bringing home... Read More

3 years ago

Zach Miller Leads Bears' Passing Attack Monday, Has Great Matchup Post-Bye

Tight end Zach Miller was happy to see quarterback Jay Cutler return from injury to lead the Bears to a 20-10 win over the Vikings Monday night. As he should, considering that his quarterback targeted him 10 times in the game, tops on the team. Miller was able to snag seven of those targets for... Read More

3 years ago


Jordan Howard Runs Wild On Vikings, Jeremy Langford Kept Out Of Run Game Amidst His Return

Tough matchup be danged. Running back Jordan Howard took a decently difficult matchup against the Vikings Monday night and made it look like a cakewalk. He carried the ball 26 times for 153 yards and a touchdown, limiting Ka'Deem Carey to only two carries and keeping returning back Jeremy Langford out of the run game... Read More

3 years ago

Jay Cutler Has Successful Return Versus Vikings, Trending Up Heading Into Bye Week

Quarterback Jay Cutler put many of his naysayers to rest Monday night in his return from the thumb injury that has kept him off the field since Week 2. Against a 6-1 Vikings' team, he handed them their second loss in a row as the Bears upset the Vikings 20-10. He completed 20-of-31 passes for... Read More

3 years ago

Jose Ramirez Hits First Postseason Home Run, Hits Well at Home

Third baseman Jose Ramirez hit his first postseason home run of the year Sunday in Game 5 of the World Series, but it was still not enough to keep the Cubs from winning 3-2. He finished the day 1-for-4 with a solo home run, bringing his postseason totals up to a .255 average, one home... Read More

3 years ago

Trevor Bauer Takes His Second Loss of the World Series, Finger Injury Could be to Blame

Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer might still be dealing with the aftermath of his drone injury as he took his second loss of the World Series Sunday in the Cubs' 3-2 win. He allowed three runs on six hits and no walks over four innings, striking out seven. Bauer is now 0-2 with a 5.54 ERA... Read More

3 years ago

Corey Kluber Picks Up Second World Series Win, Could Be Done With Indians' Leading 3-1

Starting pitcher Corey Kluber picked up his second win of the World Series Saturday as the Indians beat the Cubs 7-2. He allowed only one run--an RBI single to first baseman Anthony Rizzo in the first--on five hits and one walk over six innings, striking out six along the way. Kluber has been an absolute... Read More

3 years ago


Carlos Santana Hits Third Postseason Home Run, Hitting .308 Lifetime Against Sunday's Starter

Designated hitter Carlos Santana hit his first World Series home run Saturday as the Indians beat the Cubs 7-2, pushing Chicago to the brink of elimination. He finished the day 3-for-4 with a solo home run, giving him a 2016 postseason stat line of a .200 average, three home runs and three RBI. The Indians... Read More

3 years ago

Tyler Naquin Collects First World Series Hit, Ice Cold This Postseason

While rookie outfielder Tyler Naquin was a pleasant fantasy surprise during the regular season, he's been all but a ghost at the plate in the postseason. After going 1-for-2 Friday in Game 3 of the World Series against the Cubs, he now has his first World Series hit but only his fourth postseason hit. Over... Read More

3 years ago

Josh Tomlin Shuts Out Cubs For Nearly Five Innings, Likely to Start Game 7

Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin didn't go deep into Friday's Game 3 start, but it had less to do with him and more to do with manager Terry Francona's game plan. He allowed no runs on two hits and one walk to the Cubs over 4.2 innings, striking out only one batter. As has often been... Read More

3 years ago

Connor Barth's Foot Likely to Be Iced Monday, Vikings Averaging About One Field Goal Per Week

Kicker Connor Barth had his two-game awesome streak come to an end Week 7 when third-string quarterback Matt Barkley buried the Bears deep underground in place of the injured Brian Hoyer. Unfortunately for Barth, he isn't likely to see an improvement against the Vikings Monday night, even with the return of Jay Cutler. The Vikings... Read More

3 years ago

Cameron Meredith Limited in Practice With a Shoulder Injury, Usage Going Forward Unknown

With all the noise that is being made about how quarterback Jay Cutler's return to center this week is going to invigorate wide receiver Alshon Jeffery's fantasy value, there's been little word on what will happen to the other receivers, specifically Cameron Meredith. So far this season, Jeffery has been the defensive focal point for... Read More

3 years ago


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