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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.


Carlos Santana Hitless For Second Straight Game, Has Good Matchup Wednesday

Designated hitter Carlos Santana went 0-for-4 for the second game in a row Tuesday as the Indians fell to the Blue Jays 5-1. Though he had a four-game hitting streak before this hitless one, he's only hitting .160 with a home run and a RBI in 25 at-bats this postseason. A start against right-hander Marco... Read More

3 years ago

Corey Kluber Loses His Control As Indians Fail To Sweep, Could Theoretically Start Game 7

Starting pitcher Corey Kluber lost control of his pitches in the fourth inning, walking two batters in a row at one point, as he gave the Blue Jays a lead they never gave up as the Indians lost to the Blue Jays 5-1. He allowed two runs on four hits and two walks, striking out... Read More

3 years ago

Kyle Juszczyk (RB, BAL) - NFL Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14- and 16-Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 0% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: After catching 4-of-6 targets for 25 yards in Week 6, Kyle Juszczyk is tied for 10th in the NFL in targets with 21. However, as a short-yardage target only, he has a meager 111 yards over that time. But PPR players don't... Read More

3 years ago

Chris Thompson (RB, WAS) - NFL Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14- and 16-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: For owners who are really desperate, the Redskins' Chris Thompson is coming off an acceptable dual-threat Week 6 performance that saw him catch all three of his targets for 29 yards, while rushing nine times for 37 more. The Lions' run defense... Read More

3 years ago

Week 7 Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups: PPR Leagues

Welcome, welcome, RotoBallers. Please join me for my deeper PPR league sleepers column for Week 7 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 7): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

Welcome to Week 7'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

Mike Napoli Has Fantastic Day As Indians Go Up 3-0, Hitless Against Tuesday's Starter

First baseman Mike Napoli came into Monday's ALCS Game 3 with only two hits (and no home runs) this postseason, so the power hitter was overdue. He is overdue no longer, going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI as the Indians won over the Blue Jays 4-2. Napoli is now hitting .227 with... Read More

3 years ago

Trevor Bauer Exits Game Early After Drone Injury Acts Up, Corey Kluber Getting Bumped Up

Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer tried to make his start Monday against the Blue Jays but it wasn't meant to be. Nursing a stitched-up pinky finger thanks to a drone injury suffered a few days ago, it started bleeding almost right away and he was removed after 0.2 innings. He'll be out of action until his... Read More

3 years ago

Connor Barth Makes All His Kicks For The First Time Since Week 3, Team's Offensive Woes Giving Him Extra Work

Looks like all my nay-saying about kicker Connor Barth has gotten under his skin as he made all his field goal kicks for the first time since Week 3 in the Bears' 17-16 loss to the Jaguars. Along with those field goals, he also made his sole extra point kick, giving him double digit points... Read More

3 years ago

Zach Miller Couldn't Turn Targets Into Fantasy Points Sunday, Bears' Inconsistent Offense Hurting His Value

Tight end Zach Miller received a season-high 10 targets Sunday in the Bears' 17-16 loss to the Jaguars, but still wasn't able to come up big for his fantasy owners. He finished the day catching six of those targets for 36 yards and no touchdowns, coming up short for the first time in a few... Read More

3 years ago


Eddie Royal At The Back Of The Line, Value Limited To Deep and PPR Leagues

Wide receiver Eddie Royal is officially back to WR3 status as fellow receiver Cameron Meredith put up his second big game in a row Sunday in the Bears' 17-16 loss to the Jaguars. Royal was targeted only six times on the day--behind everyone but the running backs--catching four for 54 yards and no touchdowns. His... Read More

3 years ago

Alshon Jeffery Sees Increase In Targets, Still Being Outproduced On His Own Team

Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery saw a season-high 13 targets Sunday, nearly doubling his previous high of seven, but was still playing second fiddle as the Bears came up short against the Jaguars 17-16. He finished the day with seven catches for 93 yards and no touchdowns as Cameron Meredith was the top receiver in targets... Read More

3 years ago

Cameron Meredith Helping Bears Forget About Kevin White, Second Straight Game With Over 100 Yards

Looks like there really is such as a thing as the "Kevin White targets." Slotting into the spot recently vacated by the injured White, wide receiver Cameron Meredith received the most targets on the Bears for the second week in a row Sunday in the Bears' 17-16 loss to the Jaguars. He caught 11-of-17 targets... Read More

3 years ago

Brian Hoyer Can't Find Red Zone Sunday, Fails To Take Advantage Of Great Matchup

Quarterback Brian Hoyer had a wonderful matchup against the Jaguars in Week 6 and was unable to take advantage of a favorable matchup, costing his team a win. Sure, in reality, this loss is more on a Bears' defense unable to hold onto a late-game lead more than anything. But Hoyer going 30-for-49 for 302... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howard Unable To Dent Jaguars' Defense, Salvages Day With A Touchdown

Running back Jordan Howard wasn't able to produce another 100-yard rushing game Sunday against the strong Jaguars' run defense. He only managed 34 yards on 15 carries, adding another six on two catches, saving his day from fantasy oblivion with an early-game touchdown rush. The rookie isn't going to be able to run over everyone... Read More

3 years ago


Trevor Bauer Misses ALCS Start Due To Drone Repair Injury, Likely To Start Game 3

Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer was supposed to start today's ALCS Game 2 against the Blue Jays. But after suffering a cut on the tip of his right pinkie while repairing his drone in his free-time, Josh Tomlin took his place. A drone enthusiast who posts about his love of them on Twitter all the time,... Read More

3 years ago

Josh Tomlin Fantastic On Short Rest, Next Start Unknown At The Moment

Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin's magical ride appears to be on an infinite loop at the moment. Having to fill-in as the Game 2 starter on short rest after Trevor Bauer suffered a cut on his right hand while repairing his drone, he limited the Blue Jays to one run on three hits and two walks... Read More

3 years ago

Lonnie Chisenhall Collects Three Hits, Hitless In Only Two At-Bats Against Saturday's Starter

Outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall went a perfect 3-for-3 Friday to help the Indians get out to an early 1-0 ALCS lead against the Blue Jays. He's now hitting .300 with a home run and four RBI over 10 postseason at-bats this season, including a hit in all four games so far. Chisenhall will have a tougher... Read More

3 years ago

Corey Kluber Does Heavy Lifting of Game 1 Shutout, Improves to 2-0 This Postseason

Starting pitcher Corey Kluber did the heavy lifting in the Indians' 2-0 shutout win over the Blue Jays Friday in the first game of the ALCS. He allowed six hits and two walks but no runs, striking out six en route to the win. Over his first two postseason starts this year, Kluber's 2-0 with... Read More

3 years ago

Connor Barth Has Favorable Matchup Sunday, Assuming He Can Make His Kicks

Kicker Connor Barth has been skating by this season as the Bears' kicker, barely helping fantasy teams, let alone his real team. He finally had a decent day last week against the Colts, hitting three field goals and two extra points. But he missed a field goal again, giving him a missed one in three... Read More

3 years ago


Cameron Meredith Looking To Repeat Big Week 5, Draws Great Matchup Sunday For That

Second-year wide receiver Cameron Meredith is about to play the biggest game of his young career Sunday against the Jaguars as he tries to show last week's outburst wasn't a fluke. Taking over the Kevin White spot in the wide receiver rotation, he received all the targets White usually gets, catching 9-of-12 for 130 yards... Read More

3 years ago

Jordan Howard Faces a Decent Jaguars' Run Defense Sunday, Looking For Third-Straight 100-Yard Game

Rookie running back Jordan Howard faces a bit of a test Sunday with the Bears take on the Jaguars. With Jacksonville coming off their bye week giving up the 24th-most points to running backs this season, he'll face a test much harder than Week 5's Colts, a team giving up the third-most points. But that... Read More

3 years ago

Brian Hoyer Looking For Fourth Straight 300-Yard Game, Shouldn't Find Jaguars In Opposition Of That

Quarterback Brian Hoyer continues to impress as the Bears' quarterback. After throwing for 397 yards and two touchdowns Week 5 against the Colts--giving him three straight weeks with over 300 yards and two touchdowns--he'll draw a wonderful matchup against the Jaguars this week. While Jacksonville is fully rested coming off of their bye, the team... Read More

3 years ago

Eddie Royal Still Nursing Injured Calf, Questionable But Likely To Play

Wide receiver Eddie Royal is not practicing this week as the Bears head towards their Week 6 matchup against the Jaguars. He was able to overcome a calf injury that kept him out of practice last week to play in Week 5, and with no indication from the team that things haven't gotten worse, fantasy... Read More

3 years ago

Jeremy Langford Still Out With Ankle Injury, Losing Fantasy Value and Job Security

Running back Jeremy Langford may still be weeks away from returning to the field, but he's looking less and less likely to return to the starting role he left with. Rookie Jordan Howard has been running away with the job since taking over for Langford, giving the 1-4 Bears a bright spot in a season... Read More

3 years ago


Zach Miller Returns To Practice Thursday, Faces Poor Matchup This Week

Tight end Zach Miller continues to nurse a rib injury, missing practice Wednesday before returning as a limited participant Thursday. He didn't appear too hindered in Week 5, catching seven balls for 73 yards, but he's in for trouble against the Jaguars this week, regardless of his health. For the season, the Jaguars are giving... Read More

3 years ago

Alshon Jeffery Making Strides Towards Full Health, Limited Participant in Practices This Week

Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is fully making strides towards getting to full health, losing the injured knee designation on the Bears' injury report he's had for a few weeks. He now only has a hamstring injury listed, leading him to return to practice this week, though in a limited fashion. That said, the Bears' conservative... Read More

3 years ago

Jay Cutler On Track To Sit Again Week 6, Open To Mutual Divorce From Bears

Quarterback Jay Cutler continues to sit out practice, all but ruling him out for another week as he recovers from thumb surgery. With word coming out that he wasn't going to be promised his starting spot when healthy, Cutler's camp has leaked that he'd be open to a mutual divorce. The Bears' new boo, Brian... Read More

3 years ago

Kevin White Undergoes Ankle Surgery, Done For Season

Any hope that wide receiver Kevin White may return sometime this season were laid to rest after he underwent ankle surgery Tuesday. Expected to be one of the more important parts of not only this year but the Bears' future, he was nothing but a disappointment as he suffered from a thick coat of rust.... Read More

3 years ago

Matt Holliday Shows His Power Bat Still Exists, But Not Enough to Save His 2017 Fantasy Value

Outfielder Matt Holliday ended his Cardinals' career on a better note than his awful injury-plagued 2015. He finished 2016 as a pinch hitter following mid-season thumb injury, ending the season with a .246 average, 20 home runs and 62 RBI in 382 at-bats. While he was able to hit home runs often enough, his slowing... Read More

3 years ago


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Biggest Breakouts of 2019: Quarterback

2019 was a very interesting season of fantasy football, to say the least. It's safe to say no one was banking on the season that we saw from Lamar Jackson but he wasn't the only one to stand out. At the quarterback position, we saw some really exciting players start to shine and some older... Read More


Goodbye Runners, Hello Pass-Catching RBs: 2019 Season Trends

As the 2019 summer kept going we all had two things in our minds with regard to September's fantasy drafts and both of them were related to running backs: Where in the world are Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon and when will they be back? It made sense back then (and it still does now,... Read More


Where Does 2019 Rank Historically Among ADP Movers?

I have worked on a season-review series of articles in which I have analyzed the biggest winners and losers in terms of ADP entering draft season compared to the end of the year final results. It was plenty of fun looking back at the gambles most of us took which ultimately paid off, but also... Read More


Biggest Busts of 2019: Tight End

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Rushing Quarterbacks Are Becoming Necessary

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Biggest Breakouts Of 2019: Wide Receivers

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Tight End ADP Winners and Losers: 2019 Season Review

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Running Back ADP Winners and Losers: 2019 Season Review

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Biggest Surprises of 2019: Tight End

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Wide Receiver Risers and Fallers: 2019 Season Review

We continue our series covering the biggest risers and fallers of 2019 with the wide receiver position. I'll look at both 2018 and 2019 statistical outcomes from every player, contrast their performances, calculate differences in each category and come up with the most prominent names going forward. This past season, receivers didn't dominate in fantasy,... Read More


Wide Receiver ADP Winners and Losers: 2019 Season Review

I've always believed that it is easier to lose a fantasy championship than to win it on draft day. It makes sense, as sure-fire players are expected to reward his owners with a lower risk-factor than the other way around and thus they're always drafter earlier. If they put up a season-long dud, though, you'll... Read More


XFL Fantasy Football Rankings (Preseason)

As of this writing, there is exactly one month until XFL regular-season action begins. On February 8, the latest upstart professional league will kickoff (again) with spring football. It goes without saying that we hope it goes better than the first time, back in 2001, and lasts longer than the AAF. Before you settle in... Read More


Biggest Busts of 2019: Quarterback

The 2019 NFL season is over, and it's time to look back on what happened. 2019 was a year where some quarterbacks -- Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen -- leaped up to the top of the fantasy charts, while other guys faded from where they were expected to perform. Today, I want to talk about three... Read More


Quarterback ADP Winners and Losers: 2019 Season Review

I've always believed that it is easier to lose a fantasy championship than to win it on draft day. It makes sense, as sure-fire players are expected to reward their owners with a lower risk-factor than the other way around and thus they're always drafter earlier. If they put up a season-long dud, though, you'll... Read More


Biggest Breakouts of 2019: Running Back

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