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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.


Zach Miller's Production Slowing Down, Draws Tough Matchup Monday

Tight end Zach Miller looked to be picking up his fantasy pace Weeks 3-5 when he racked up 122 yards and three touchdowns. But he's been fairly quiet since, bringing home 149 yards and no touchdowns, something a Monday matchup with the Vikings' stout defense isn't going to improve. Though he has been acceptable since... Read More

3 years ago

Alshon Jeffery Trending Up Despite Bad Matchup, Jay Cutler's Return Only Increases His Value

Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been failing pretty hard at being a WR1 this season, but he feels that is about to change with the return of "his man," quarterback Jay Cutler. Despite having an acceptable season in terms of yards, he's been falling short in the touchdown category as he is still looking for... Read More

3 years ago

Eddie Royal Continues Not to Practice, Looks Unlikely to Suit Up Monday

Wide receiver Eddie Royal is still being hampered with a toe injury, keeping him out of practice for the second straight week as he heads into Week 9 doubtful to play. He missed last week's game with the same injury, suffered during the Bears' Week 7 game against the Jaguars. Royal has been banged up... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howard and Ka'Deem Carey Likely to Split the Majority of Touches, Neither a Recommended Start

While it doesn't sound like injured running back Jeremy Langford's return is going to cut into the initial playing time of fellow backs Jordan Howard and Ka'Deem Carey, it is likely not to matter Monday night. The reason for that is a stout Vikings' defense that is allowing the eighth-fewest points to running backs over... Read More

3 years ago

Chicago Backfield Muddled With Jeremy Langford's Return, Jordan Howard and Ka'Deem Carey Still in the Mix

Though the Bears' haven't confirmed for who will be their main back Monday night against the Vikings' stout running defense, they have confirmed that they want to drive fantasy players absolutely up a wall. With Jeremy Langford returning to practice this week from an ankle injury, what had been a committee between Jordan Howard and... Read More

3 years ago


Jay Cutler Still Set to Start Monday Night, Deep League and Two-QB Stash Only

Quarterback Jay Cutler hasn't suffered any setbacks in his return to practice this week, which means he's still set to start Week 9 against the Vikings Monday night. He has been recovering from the physical pain of a thumb injury suffered back in Week 2 and all the emotional pain from the whispers his team... Read More

3 years ago

Mike Napoli Collects Two Hits and Two Errors in Game Two, Poor Road Matchup Friday

First baseman Mike Napoli was all about twos in the Indians' 5-1 loss to the Cubs Tuesday in Game 2 of the World Series. He finished the day 2-for-3 with a walk at the plate but made two errors in the field. Napoli will enter Friday's Game 3 hitting .206 with one home run, two... Read More

3 years ago

Trevor Bauer Labors Through Start, Would Theoretically Start Game 6

Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer was able to make it through his Game 2 start without his drone injury acting up, but the patient Cubs made him work far harder than he needed to as the Cubs evened up the series 1-1. He labored through 3.2 innings, giving up two runs on six hits and two... Read More

3 years ago

Andrew Miller Continues Postseason Dominance in the World Series, Has Yet to Allow a Run

Relief pitcher Andrew Miller continued his dominant postseason run this year in the first game of the World Series, helping the Indians shutout the Cubs 6-0 Tuesday. He allowed two hits and two walks over two shutout innings, striking out three en route to the hold. In seven outings this postseason, Miller is 1-0 with... Read More

3 years ago

Francisco Lindor Has Three Hits in Game 1, Hitting .333 Against Game 2's Starter

Shortstop Francisco Lindor seems like he is unfazed by anything that has come his way in his young Major League career. His first taste of the World Series was no different, as he finished Game 1 Tuesday going 3-for-4 with a stolen base, helping the Indians win 6-0 over the Cubs. He was caught stealing... Read More

3 years ago


Danny Salazar Makes Indians' World Series Roster, Role Uncertain

Starting pitcher Danny Salazar has been aiming a return to the Indians just in time for the World Series for quite awhile since missing most of the past two months, and it was announced this morning he was going to get to see that through. The team will add him to their World Series roster... Read More

3 years ago

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Week 8 Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups: PPR Leagues

Welcome, welcome, RotoBallers. Please join me for my deeper PPR league sleepers column for Week 8 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

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The Cut List (Week 8): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

Welcome to Week 8'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

Jay Cutler Medically Cleared to Return, Looking to Start Week 9

Quarterback Jay Cutler has been medically cleared to return to the field, which will happen during Tuesday's practice, his first since injuring his thumb during Week 2. Not only that, head coach John Fox gave him a vote of confidence going forward, saying "now that he's healed, he's back to being our starter." Not that... Read More

3 years ago

Connor Barth Has Nothing To Do Once Bears' Offense Fell Apart, Could Be Looking At Serious Benchwarming

Kicker Connor Barth was able to put up four quick points in the Bears' 26-10 defeat at the hands of the Packers, but wasn't called upon the rest of the game. He made his only field goal attempt and only extra kick before quarterback Brian Hoyer's broken arm led to the disaster known as Matt... Read More

3 years ago


Cameron Meredith Catches One Pass in Bad Thursday, Joshua Bellamy Nabs Two

Wide receiver Cameron Meredith should have had another good day basking in the attention of quarterback Brian Hoyer. But after Hoyer was knocked out with a broken arm, the game plan imploded into dust and the entire passing game disappeared. Meredith would finish the day catching 1-of-2 targets for 12 yards. Joshua Bellamy, helping fill... Read More

3 years ago

Zach Miller Leads Bears in Receiving Yards With 40, Going to Need a New Quarterback to Stay Relevant

Tight end Zach Miller lead the Bears in receiving yards with a paltry 40 yards, catching 2-of-5 targets as the Bears were completely destroyed by the Packers 26-10. The loss of quarterback Brian Hoyer to injury exposed a Bears' offense that was already struggling to do anything other than rack up yards and third-string Matt... Read More

3 years ago

Alshon Jeffery Has Worst Game of 2016, Quarterback Question Marks Could Sink His Value

If things couldn't get any worse for wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and his quest to catch a gosh dang touchdown, quarterback Brian Hoyer went down with a broken arm and the Bears had to turn to third-string Matt Barkely. With Barkely's help, Jeffery finished the day catching 3-of-11 targets for 33 yards as the entire... Read More

3 years ago

Ka'Deem Carey and Jordan Howard Share Tough Matchup, Still Howard's Job to Lose

Running back Jordan Howard struggled for the second straight game as he couldn't solve a tough Packers' run defense, rushing seven times for 22 yards. Backup Ka'Deem Carey was able to have a slightly better experience, which helped him to lead the Bears' running game with 10 carries for 48 yards. To make matters worse... Read More

3 years ago

Matt Barkley Horrible Filling In Thursday, Fantasy Owners Stay Away

If Thursday night's game was any indication, the Bears are in dire need of a quarterback. After Brian Hoyer suffered a broken left arm in the second quarter, third-string Matt Barkley took over and immediate made an impression. Unfortunately for all involved, it was a horrible one as he looked completely lost, completing only 6-of-15... Read More

3 years ago


Brian Hoyer Suffers Broken Arm Thursday, Matt Barkley Now Starting Quarterback

As if the Bears' season couldn't get any worse, quarterback Brian Hoyer was injured in Thursday's game against the Packers. He suffered a broken left arm after a solid hit from Julius Peppers in the second quarter. With the extent of Hoyer's injury now known, it'll be weeks before he can retake the field, leaving... Read More

3 years ago

Connor Barth Rewarding His Team's Faith in Him, Should Reward Fantasy Players as Well Thursday

Kicker Connor Barth was a real shaky play for the early part of the season. But after missing a field goal Week 5, giving him three missed in his past four games, the Bears came out and publicly backed their kicker. Barth responded Week 6 with his second straight double-digit point game, making all three... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howard Faces Second Straight Strong Run Defense, Temper Fantasy Expectations

Rookie running back Jordan Howard wasn't able to quite figure out the Jaguars in Week 6, leaving his 100-yard rushing streak at two. He's unlikely to get that streak back on track Thursday against a Packers' defense that, while dealing with injuries, has allowed the third-least fantasy points to running backs over the past four... Read More

3 years ago

Cameron Meredith Developing Into Fantasy Stud, Great Matchup Thursday Versus Reeling Packers' Defense

Second-year wide receiver Cameron Meredith made good on the promise left from his first career start in Week 5 and dropped another equally awesome game Week 6. Since taking over for the injured Kevin White, he's caught 20-of-27 targets for 243 yards and a touchdown, which leads the Bears. Those numbers are only going to... Read More

3 years ago

Zach Miller Questionable for Thursday, Faces So-So Matchup Against the Packers

Tight end Zach Miller is still looking for consistency from his team's offense as he watched the team squander potential plays throughout Week 6, something he wasn't shy about discussing post-game. He'll hopefully continue to still have a chance to help as he enters Thursday questionable for the game thanks to his unhappy ribs. The... Read More

3 years ago


Eddie Royal Ruled Out of Thursday's Game With Toe Injury, Considered Week-to-Week

The toe injury that knocked wide receiver Eddie Royal out of Sunday's game will keep him out of Thursday's game against the Packers. Already dealing with a calf injury that has kept him from practicing the past two weeks, this new injury will cause him to miss his first game of the season. After Royal... Read More

3 years ago

Brian Hoyer Trying to Balance Production With Protection, Good Matchup Against Injured Defense

Quarterback Brian Hoyer knows how costly interceptions can be, and he has done quite the job at limiting them this year by giving up zero so far. But by doing so, he's stripped away any sense of confidence one could have in his ability to take risks--calculated or otherwise--such as action in the red zone.... Read More

3 years ago

Alshon Jeffery May Finally Be Healthy, Great Matchup for Scoring His First 2016 Touchdown

For the first time since the season began, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery's name is nowhere to be found on the Bears' injury report. This also means that he practiced all week, also a post-injury first. Considering how un-Alshon he's been all season--29 receptions for 487 yards and no touchdowns--maybe being at full strength will cure... Read More

3 years ago

Ryan Merritt Starts the Indians' Shutout of the Blue Jays, Playoff Magic Hiding His Flaws

Rookie Ryan Merritt might not have many innings under his belt, but does he ever have some important ones. On Wednesday night, he started against the Blue Jays in their elimination game and shut them out over 4.1 innings, allowing only two hits while striking out three. Before anyone gets too excited about his fantasy... Read More

3 years ago

Coco Crisp Hits Second Postseason Home Run, Veteran Started Every ALCS Game

Outfielder Coco Crisp helped sink the Blue Jays' hopes of the World Series Wednesday as the Indians shut them out 3-0. He finished the game 1-for-2, pushing his 2016 postseason average up to .214 to go along with two home runs, three RBI and one stolen base. Crisp remains part of the Indians' deep outfield,... Read More

3 years ago


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