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About Brittany Smith - RotoBaller

Brittany Smith - RotoBaller has written 26 articles so far, you can find them below.

Isaiah Crowell (RB, NYJ) - 2018 Fantasy Football Draft Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target ~100 CURRENT ADP: ~110 ANALYSIS: The reason last season’s performance was such a let-down for New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell owners is due to the promise that he showed the previous season. His 2016-2017 numbers were not necessarily breathtaking, but he finished that year as the 14th best running back in... Read More

1 year ago

Sterling Shepard (WR, NYG) - 2018 Fantasy Football Draft Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target ~100 CURRENT ADP: ~110 ANALYSIS: The brief Brandon Marshall experiment is over in NY, which will allow New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard to again claim the Giants’ number two receiver spot behind Beckham outright, much like he did in his rookie season. Both he and Beckham are working back from injuries of varying degrees,... Read More

1 year ago

The Perfect Pair - Two Mid-Round QBs that Can Combine for QB1 Value

The same question is everlastingly debated every year – should you take one of the elite level quarterbacks early, or wait on some of the QB2s with upside later? It’s definitely a debate worth having, but there are so many moving parts it becomes difficult to say decisively if taking a QB either early or... Read More

1 year ago

Devin Funchess (WR, CAR) - 2018 Fantasy Football Draft Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target ~60 CURRENT ADP: ~70 ANALYSIS: Carolina Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess put together a very solid season last year and finished as the 19th most targeted receiver with 113, in addition to doubling his end zone output from the previous year with eight touchdowns. Funchess has seen no fewer than 13 red zone... Read More

1 year ago

Devontae Booker (RB, DEN) - 2018 Fantasy Football Draft Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target ~120 CURRENT ADP: ~125 ANALYSIS: With both C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles gone, Denver Broncos third-year running back Devontae Booker will have the early opportunity to take a stranglehold of the lead back duties . In his first two years, he has been somewhat lost in a messy backfield and has totaled 911 total rushing... Read More

1 year ago

ADP Arbitrage - Mid-round Players to Target in Redraft

You can and probably will do mock drafts every week until the cows come home, but based on the likes, dislikes and sometimes erratic decisions of your league mates, you can never be certain just how your particular situation will end up on draft night. That means that there is a chance that you miss... Read More

1 year ago

Players Sending Out Warning Signals: Heading Into Week 17

This is it. Week 17 of the fantasy football season always seems so far away in early September, but it comes back every year before any of us are ready. For those of you that won championships or somehow managed to scrape your way to a top finish in your league last week, many congratulations... Read More

2 years ago

Players Sending Out Warning Signals: Heading Into Week 16

To those of you that are playing for a championship in Week 16, well done, you have reached the heights that we all set out for way back in August and September. Now is the time to go with your gut and make the roster decisions to end all roster decisions and put yourself in the best position... Read More

2 years ago

Players Sending Out Warning Signals: Heading Into Week 15

The first week of the playoffs is in the books for some, while the action will be kicking off this week for others. Everything is on the line now so making the right roster moves is critical, as one mistake has the potential to spoil your championship aspirations. There is no time to waste, so let's take a look at... Read More

2 years ago

Players Sending Out Warning Signals: Heading Into Week 14

It is Week 14, and congratulations are in order for those of you that made the playoffs in your leagues. While your shrewd decision making throughout the season has carried your team this far, now is not the time to relax when it comes to analyzing the players that could be doing your roster more... Read More

2 years ago

Players Sending Out Warning Signals: Heading Into Week 13

Whether your fantasy playoffs start next week or the week after, Week 13 marks one of the last opportunities you will have to jostle for position and secure a playoff birth. By the same token, one wrong move now could just about eliminate you from contention. Making the right roster decisions has never been more... Read More

2 years ago

Players Sending Out Warning Signals: Heading Into Week 12

Now that we have made it through all of the bye weeks and all of the healthy players on your roster will be available for the home stretch, the decisions about who to start and what players it might finally be time to give up on becomes even more difficult. This is compounded by the... Read More

2 years ago

Players Sending Out Warning Signals: Heading Into Week 11

We are somehow already entering Week 11, and there is only a little over a quarter of the fantasy season left. There is very little room for error now, as trade deadlines are now imminent with playoffs set to begin in just a few short weeks. That means that there is no time to waste... Read More

2 years ago


Players Sending Out Warning Signals: Heading Into Week 9

It is now Week 9, and fantasy owners are either making their push for the playoffs, or tailoring their rosters with the confidence that their playoff spot is more or less locked down. That means that every roster decision becomes all the more important both this week and for the rest of the season, with... Read More

2 years ago

Players Sending Out Warning Signals: Heading Into Week 8

With half of the fantasy season in the rear view and Week 8 byes raking everyone through the mud, the time is now to make firm decisions on some of those underperforming players you have held all season. Trade deadlines in many leagues are on the horizon as well, making the need for swift decision... Read More

2 years ago

Players Sending Out Warning Signals: Heading Into NFL Week 7

Another week, another round of devastating and serious long-term injuries to some of the game's top fantasy names. That means that depth during hellish bye weeks will continue to be an issue, and you might find yourself yet again hanging on longer than expected to some of the more frustrating players out of pure necessity. This week,... Read More

2 years ago

Week 6 Matchups - Who To Start, Sit (Part 1)

Welcome to part one of our Week 6 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football, covering the early games. Be sure to check part two of this matchups column as well, for the later games. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll... Read More

2 years ago

Players Sending Out Warning Signals: Heading Into NFL Week 6

The injury bug bit down hard on many NFL players in Week 5. With so many injuries to some of the biggest fantasy studs through five weeks, you might have to hold on to some of the underperforming players you were sure you would be rid of by now to provide depth for your roster,... Read More

2 years ago

Players Sending Warning Signals Heading Into NFL Week 5

With a quarter of the season already complete, it is time to take a hard look at some of the players you have been holding on to hoping for a change. The season is still young, but with byes kicking off this week and 25% of your fantasy season in the books, we are quickly... Read More

2 years ago

Players Sending Warning Signals Heading Into NFL Week 4

Despite a quirky few weeks to open the NFL season, Week 3 brought a glimmer of hope for a lot of players that are slowly but surely starting to showcase their value. Remember that even though the time to start cutting ties with some of your underperforming draft picks might be drawing close, there is... Read More

2 years ago

Players Sending Out Warning Signals Heading Into NFL Week 3

Entering Week 3 of the NFL season, fantasy owners have had a chance to take a closer look at some of the more concerning players on their rosters, and are undoubtedly ready to start making some meaningful decisions. It is still very early in a long season though, with plenty of time for favorable trends... Read More

2 years ago

Chiefs Have Released Veteran C.J. Spiller For a Third Time

Unlike the first two times, running back C.J. Spiller was cut, this move doesn’t seem to be tied to any strategic contractual maneuvers, and it appears that the Kansas City Chiefs prefer Akeem Hunt going forward. At this point in his career, Spiller likely can’t handle the amount of special teams work that the Chiefs... Read More

2 years ago

Players Sending Out Warning Signals Heading Into Week 2

Although it is only Week 2 of the NFL season, it is never too early to begin trying to spot and diagnose concerning trends for your top fantasy players. With that being said, it is important to remember that it is way too early to panic on any one player. Although you will have to... Read More

2 years ago

The Chiefs Have Again Re-signed CJ Spiller

The Kansas City Chiefs, as expected, have once again signed veteran running back CJ Spiller to their roster. He was cut in advance of the Chiefs 42-27 win over the New England Patriots so as to avoid guaranteeing his contract as a result of being on the Week 1 roster. Although the team is intent... Read More

2 years ago

Travis Kelce Takes a Back Seat in Chiefs Win Over Patriots

Travis Kelce’s fantasy owners were dealt a tough blow on a night when quarterback Alex Smith threw four touchdown passes. While rookie Kareem Hunt had a record-setting night and Tyreek Hill made plays all over the field there was very little left for Kelce, with the lone tight end touchdown pass going to Demetrius Harris... Read More

2 years ago

Tyreek Hill Opens Season With 138 Total Yards and a Touchdown

True to his word, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid lined Tyreek Hill up all over the field, and he had a very active night as a result. Hill was a big time factor in the Chiefs’ offensive scheme on Thursday night reeling in seven catches for 133 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown pass... Read More

2 years ago

Kareem Hunt Makes History in NFL Debut

Fantasy owners that had the guts to start rookie running back Kareem Hunt in his first NFL game on Thursday night were rewarded handsomely with a record-setting night. After putting the ball on the turf on his first career carry, Hunt made the New England Patriots defense look juvenile on his way to 246 all-purpose... Read More

2 years ago

Alex Smith Not Going Anywhere, Tosses 4 Touchdowns in Opener

The Alex Smith that we saw this preseason looks like he might stick around for a while this year, and he showed up in a big way in the Kansas City Chiefs 42-27 win over the New England Patriots Thursday night. Throwing for over 300 yards for only the eighth time in his 13-year career,... Read More

2 years ago

Chiefs Cut CJ Spiller For Second Time in a Week

For the second time in five days, the Kansas City Chiefs have cut veteran running back CJ Spiller. Just as was the case with the first cut, this seems to be a roster move the Chiefs are making in order to keep Spiller’s contract from being guaranteed, which it would have been if he was... Read More

2 years ago

RotoBaller PPR Mock Draft Recap - Rounds 11-16

Hopefully, by the time you reach the final rounds of your draft all of your starter positions will be solidified, and you will be able to focus on strengthening your team’s depth. For that reason, the double digit rounds present a great opportunity to take flyers on players that could end up putting up big... Read More

2 years ago

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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

Fantasy Football Starts and Sits: Matchups Analysis for Week 15

Welcome to our Week 15 matchup analysis and start/sit column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every single contest from the Sunday slate in one convenient location, helping you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. Be sure to check back regularly because this article will be updated as news comes in regarding injuries and other... Read More

Woos and Boos - Starts and Sits for Week 15 Lineups

The trend of fresh faces being among the tops of the fantasy scoring leaderboard continued in Week 14. Across the skill positions, we saw players that took advantage of plus matchups and excelled for fantasy owners during the first week of the playoffs. Mitchell Trubisky and Drew Lock came out of nowhere to finish inside... Read More

Week 15 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

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Fantasy Football News and Injuries - Running Updates

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Week 15-16 Playoff Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Still doing things a little differently this week--for those of you who are still alive. I want to take a look at the playoffs as a whole (and in this case we are considering Weeks 14-16) and determine which DSTs you can ride all the way through and which ones you should stream this week.... Read More

Week 15 Stream Team - Free Agent and Bye-Week Streamers

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Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Week 15

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Week 15 Panic Room: Outlooks for Slumping and Injured Players

As you set your Week 15 fantasy football playoff lineups, there may be some players who make you feel very uncomfortable about starting them. Based on recent lackluster performances, injuries, or just an intangible bad vibe, it's a struggle to insert them into your lineup in a do-or-die week. But you may also nervous be... Read More

Drew Lock: Is He Ready For Fantasy Football Playoff Consideration?

There is much excitement in Denver after Drew Lock put on an air display at Houston last week. In just his second NFL start, the rookie threw for 309 yards and three TD passes, all in the first half, as the Broncos stunned the AFC South leaders, 38-24. The final score doesn’t indicate what type... Read More

Survive and Advance: The King's Guide to Fantasy Football Playoff Sanity and Success

As the playoffs progress in the NFL every season, media coverage ramps up. By the time we get to Super Bowl week, it's become a full-blown circus. There are microphones and recorders being shoved in players' faces at every waking moment, and the questions never stop. As the fantasy football playoffs move ahead, there is... Read More

Red Zone Usage Risers and Fallers - Week 15

We are at a crucial point in the season. Hopefully, your team is still alive, but there is always an opportunity to get your team in shape before that final push! As fantasy owners, we know that not all touches are equal. A touch in the red zone has an increased chance of scoring a... Read More

QB vs Pass Rush Matchups To Watch - Week 15

Week 15 is here, and the fantasy playoffs are rolling. Some head into the fantasy semifinals as big favorites but others are scrapping to keep their season alive. Real teams start at quarterback, and the position is pretty important for fantasy as well. Quarterbacks have changed the game for fantasy football this year with guys... Read More

Inside the Tent - Week 15 NFL Injury Insight

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