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About Mike Riggall - RotoBaller

I played Division III college lacrosse at SUNY Potsdam and currently coach varsity lacrosse at a high school in Cincinnati, Ohio. I live in Loveland, Ohio with my wife and two boys. I have been writing about the NFL and fantasy football since 2017, most recently for Fighting Chance Fantasy before joining the Rotoballer team.

Mike Riggall - RotoBaller has written 38 articles so far, you can find them below.


2020 Early Quarterback Sleepers and Draft Targets

Heading into 2020, Lamar Jackson, Dak Prescott, Russell Wilson, and Deshaun Watson will surely be the most-coveted quarterbacks in fantasy football drafts. Similar to Patrick Mahomes in 2018, Lamar Jackson took the NFL by storm in his first year as a full-time starter and set an NFL record for rushing yards by a quarterback. Personally,... Read More

7 days ago

DFS Wide Receivers To Target In The Conference Champinships

In the Divisional Round of the playoffs Davante Adams dominated the Seahawks and came through as the top wide receiver on the week. The Seahawks remained in cover-1 for most of the game and they simply couldn't stop Adams who was able to beat his man all day. Marshawn Lynch scored two touchdowns against the Packers last week,... Read More

7 days ago

DFS Wide Receivers To Target In The Divisional Round

In the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs, there were several disappointing performances from quarterbacks which contributed to low production from some wide receivers. D.K. Metcalf ended the week as the No. 1 receiver and was a bright spot, but on the low side, Mohamed Sanu was absolutely dreadful, hauling in just one of... Read More

2 weeks ago

DFS Wide Receivers To Target In The Wild Card Round

In Week 17, John Brown was inactive and Robert Foster played in his place. Even though Foster played 98.4% of the snaps, he failed to haul in a single target and ended up with a goose egg. Instead, Duke Williams led the way for the Bills receivers, hauling in six passes for 108 yards. I turned... Read More

3 weeks ago

Matt Ryan Goes Over 300 Yards In Week 17

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was 30 of 51 passing for 313 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons 28-22 victory over the Buccaneers, going over 300 yards for the 11th time this season. Ryan's play improved towards the middle of the season after the Falcons improved on defense by making a change at defensive... Read More

4 weeks ago


Julio Jones Finishes 2019 As A Top-Five Wide Receiver

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones turned 13 targets into seven catches for 78 scoreless yards in Week 17 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Although the Buccaneers have performed poorly against the pass for the majority of the season, they have been better as of late and somewhat held Jones in check for much of... Read More

4 weeks ago

Russell Gage Targeted 13 Times In Week 17

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage hauled in seven of his 13 targets for 68 scoreless yards in Week 17. Gage was covered for most of the day by Sean Murphy-Bunting, who has been emerging as a solid cornerback for the Buccaneers, but Gage still managed to have a decent day. Moving forward to 2020,... Read More

4 weeks ago

Devonta Freeman Has A Quiet Week 17

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman carried the ball 18 times in Week 17 for 58 yards and added two catches for 15 yards. The Buccaneers Defense has been solid against the run all season and this week was no different, as they held Freeman to just 3.22 yards per carry. Freeman barely topped 1,000... Read More

4 weeks ago

Austin Hooper Catches Seven Passes In Week 17

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper was targeted nine times by quarterback Matt Ryan in Week 17, hauling in seven catches for 45 scoreless yards. Hooper missed three games due to injury in 2019 and he still finished as a top-10 tight end. Hooper broke out in a contract year, and if the Falcons bring him... Read More

4 weeks ago

Wide Receiver Matchups to Target In Week 17

In Week 16, Tyler Boyd racked up garbage-time yardage and scored a late touchdown to finish as the No. 1 receiver on the week. On the high-end, Julio Jones was targeted 15 times by Matt Ryan finishing as the No. 4 receiver on the week, while DeAndre Hopkins, who was also mentioned in the Week... Read More

4 weeks ago


Week 16 Surprises? Takeaways and Overreactions

In Week 16, the quarterback position was kind of a mess. Jameis Winston and Deshaun Watson were playing against each other in a potential smash spot as each opposing defense performed consistently poorly against the pass throughout the season. Instead, both Winston and Watson struggled in what amounted to an exciting, but disappointing game. Daniel... Read More

1 month ago

Wide Receiver Matchups To Target In Week 16

In Week 15, Breshad Perriman took advantage of the absence of both Mike Evans and Chris Godwin and caught three touchdowns which led him to finish as the No. 1 wide receiver on the week. Julio Jones was targeted 20 times against a banged-up 49ers secondary to finish as the No. 2 wide receiver on the... Read More

1 month ago

Week 15 Surprises? We Must Overreact Immediately!

In Week 15, the quarterback position fell according to plan for the most part. Lamar Jackson threw for five touchdown passes against a soft Jets pass defense finishing as the No. 1 quarterback on the week, while Jameis Winston was able to play with a broken thumb to finish as the No. 2 quarterback on... Read More

1 month ago

Wide Receiver Matchups To Target In Week 15

In Week 14, DeAndre Hopkins and Michael Thomas were the high-end options that came through with solid performances, both finishing in the top-five even though they had fairly tough matchups. A.J. Brown finished as the No. 1 receiver on the week, scoring two touchdowns off of just seven targets, while Darius Slayton and Emmanuel Sanders... Read More

1 month ago

Week 14 Surprises? We Must Overreact Immediately!

In Week 14, the quarterback position was littered with surprises. Drew Brees dropped over 40 fantasy points on a 49ers Defense that's given up the second-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks on the season and Jameis Winston hung 456 yards and 5 touchdowns on a Colts Defense that's been solid against the pass all year. Mitch... Read More

2 months ago


Wide Receiver Matchups To Target In Week 14

In Week 13, Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill were the high-end options that had great matchups. Adams had a huge two-touchdown game while Hill only came up with 55 scoreless yards, falling victim to game flow as the Chiefs led from start to finish, scoring a defensive touchdown in the process. Several of the wide receivers... Read More

2 months ago

Week 13 Surprises? We Must Overreact Immediately!

In Week 13, several of the highest-scoring quarterbacks were guys who have been disappointing as of late. Carson Wentz has been struggling because his wide receivers have been injured, but he finally got Alshon Jeffery back and made the best of a good matchup against the Dolphins Defense to finish as the No. 4 quarterback... Read More

2 months ago

Wide Receiver Matchups To Target In Week 13

In Week 12, several of the wide receivers recommended in last week's column came through with solid performances. However, if you went with Julio Jones as a high-end option at wide receiver you were very disappointed as the Falcons didn't play well and Jones struggled to make it through the game after suffering a shoulder injury.... Read More

2 months ago

Week 12 Surprises? We Must Overreact Immediately!

In Week 12, several high-end quarterbacks had terrible games due to rainy and/or windy conditions. It was both windy and rainy in the Boston area on Sunday which contributed to both Tom Brady and Dak Prescott finishing with less than 12 fantasy points. There were stiff winds in Philadelphia and as a result, Russell Wilson came... Read More

2 months ago

Christian McCaffrey Continues To Dominate In Week 12

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey had a decent day on the ground in the Panthers 34-31 loss to the Saints, carrying the ball 22 times for 64 yards and a touchdown. With the Panthers playing catch up for most of the game, McCaffrey did most of his damage against the Saints in the passing... Read More

2 months ago


D.J. Moore Has A Huge Day Against The Saints

Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore exploded for the Panthers in their 34-31 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Moore finished Week 12 with six catches off of nine targets, 126 yards and two touchdowns. The Panthers No. 1 receiver has been an absolute beast lately and should be considered a clear WR1... Read More

2 months ago

Kyle Allen Throws For Three Touchdowns In Week 12 Loss

Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen finished Week 12 going 23-for-36 passing for 256 yards and three touchdowns while adding nine yards on the ground against the Saints. With the Panthers playing from behind for much of the day and struggling on the ground, Allen was forced to put the ball in the air often in... Read More

2 months ago

Greg Olsen Gains 44 Yards Against The Saints

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen hauled in five of his seven targets in Week 12 for 44 scoreless yards. This was a fairly pedestrian performance from Olsen, but he still finished as a TE1 on the week. Even at age 34, Olsen continues to get the job done on a weekly basis, as he... Read More

2 months ago

Curtis Samuel Catches One Pass In Week 12

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel came up small in Week 12, hauling in just one of his four targets for nine yards against the Saints, while also adding 40 yards on the ground. Samuel seemed to be the odd man out in the Panthers receiving game with Christian McCaffrey and D.J. Moore both having... Read More

2 months ago

Wide Receiver Matchups To Target in Week 12

In Week 11, several of the wide receivers recommended in last week's column came through with solid performances. On the high-end, Michael Thomas came through as the No. 5 receiver on the week, while Mike Evans and Chris Godwin both came up rather small against a Saints Defense that was without Marshon Lattimore. John Brown... Read More

2 months ago


Marquise Brown Should See Jalen Ramsey In Coverage

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown is finally off of the Ravens injury report but things won't get any easier for him in Week 12 as he should see a lot of Jalen Ramsey in coverage. When you combine the fact that he will see a lot of Ramsey in coverage with Brown's already low... Read More

2 months ago

Miles Boykin Could Be A Sleeper In Week 12

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Miles Boykin will see a lot of Troy Hill in coverage against the LA Rams in Week 12. Both Marquise Brown and Willie Snead have tougher matchups against Jalen Ramsey and Nickell Robey-Coleman, which leaves Boykin with a favorable matchup against Hill. Although Boykin has a five-inch height advantage over Hill,... Read More

2 months ago

Gus Edwards Should Have A Limited Role In Week 12

Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards busted a 63-yard run on his way to 112 yards off of just eight carries in Week 11. In Week 12, Edwards and the Ravens face a Rams Defense that's giving up just 3.3 yards-per-carry, which makes it unlikely that Edwards repeats his performance from Week 11. Over his last four games, Edwards... Read More

2 months ago

Mark Ingram Has A Tough Matchup Against The Rams

Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram has a difficult matchup in Week 12 against a tough Rams Defense that's only giving up 3.3 yards-per-carry, which is second-best in the NFL. Although the Rams are very strong against the run, that might not impact Ingram very much because he has only received 15 carries in one of his last five... Read More

2 months ago

Lamar Jackson Keeps Getting It Done

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson will face a Rams Defense in Week 12 that's given up the 10th-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. Although the Rams have been stingy against quarterbacks, they have given up 18 plus fantasy points to Andy Dalton, Jameis Winston, and Russell Wilson. He is as matchup-proof as you can get and may be the most dynamic offensive players the... Read More

2 months ago


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