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About Brett Mitchell - RotoBaller

Brett Mitchell - RotoBaller has written 26 articles so far, you can find them below.

Keep Stashing Running Backs the Right Way

Hells to the yeah, my fellow #AllBenchRB truthers. For those of you who don’t know what #AllBenchRB is, let me give you a short recap before I get to the goods. #AllBenchRB is a strategy I’ve coined where you fill your bench with, as the name implies, only RBs. Or at least as many running... Read More

4 weeks ago

Stash Running Backs the Right Way

For those who don't know, I am the #AllBenchRB guy and I will reiterate what that means if you didn't peep my primer last year. I believe that your bench should be filled with RBs. RBs are the most injury prone and RB depth charts the most variable providing you with the greatest opportunity to... Read More

2 months ago

Act Now! What to Do With a Winning or Losing Record

We're still just five weeks into the season so don’t panic!  Ok, maybe you should panic if you’re 0-5 or 1-4, but it’s time to channel that energy into action. There are strategies that are relevant to teams in this situation that you should have already been enacting. The same holds true for the lucky... Read More

2 months ago

Win Early to Win Late: In-Season Strategies

Winning early on in the fantasy football season gives you a major advantage over your compadres for many reasons. For these reasons, which I will explain, you should be playing fantasy early the way that most RotoBallers play later in the season when they deem things to be more serious. So, firstly let’s get to... Read More

3 months ago

Draft Recap - RotoBaller's Staff League on Fleaflicker

Hey there from Brett Mitchell (aka AllBenchRB). This is my first year in the RotoBaller Experts staff league (7th year running) - and with that comes great excitement to participate, compete and analyze the draft. I’ll make a few key observations before I get into the thick of it. This was a very fast draft and... Read More

3 months ago

How to Avoid the "My Guys" Trap

Have you ever sat alone in a dark room and addressed your perception versus reality problem? The problem I’m referring to, naturally, is your love for certain fantasy players and lack of recognition for others. Have you mock drafted and paid attention to the guys with higher ranks that you just gloss over until your... Read More

4 months ago

Predicting This Year's League-Winning Studs

At the end of every fantasy season, the major platforms release a list of the players most commonly on championship teams. Some of these players were taken in the first round, some in the top-five rounds and some came out of nowhere to be major championship contenders. In this article, we will take a look... Read More

4 months ago

Unorthodox Draft Strategies

One of the biggest factors left out of the draft-day discussion is the makeup of your league. Analysts often mention the importance of understanding league scoring, but then fail to mention how important it is to understand your competition. There are many reasons why your competition is important. Does your league love RBs? Do they... Read More

4 months ago

Using FAAB Strategically to Make a Playoff Run

The myth that using all of your FAAB early will hurt you toward the end of the season. We’ve all heard it many times before from analysts, league mates, the voice in our heads. What are you saving that FAAB for? I’ve even written about using your FAAB early if you have a losing record... Read More

1 year ago

Prep for the Playoffs With #AllBenchRB

What’s up RotoBallers? I’m back to remind you of a topic that happens to be relevant each and every week and that is a strategy I’ve coined #AllBenchRB. I’ll give you a quick reminder of the strategy and then get to what we all care about - how to apply the strategy to your roster... Read More

1 year ago

Using the #AllBenchRB Strategy

I apologize to my millions of fans for my absence these past few weeks. I was busy completing an Ironman whilst studying for the Mensa exam. During my training and study breaks, I pondered a topic I wrote about last year that I coined #AllBenchRB. I submitted my analysis to the Mensa Board, who instantly... Read More

1 year ago

How to Trade in Fantasy and Win at Life

One of the greatest, yet underutilized tools of roster management is trading. There are teams in every league with varying strengths, weaknesses and records and therefore unrealized trade opportunities to be had. But trading is infrequent in most leagues and I implore we join together as a powerful community of nerds to change the paradigm.... Read More

1 year ago

Early Season Roster Savvy

Whether you have a winning or losing record, it is imperative that you follow a roster strategy rather than simply winging it on the wire over every highly-touted player. In-season roster management is paramount to winning titles. That’s right, it is even more important than the draft. So, check out the following tactics to stay... Read More

1 year ago

Last-Minute Draft Strategies

Lucky Fantasy Players! Why are you lucky? Because it's draft time. Is there a better time of the season? It's like Friday night with the whole weekend ahead of us. Or the first day of an amazing vacation. And most of you will screw it up. Let me guess, you're going to draft best value... Read More

1 year ago

The Deep Stack - How to Win Your League by Watching One Game on Sundays

Zero RB, WR Value, Best Player Available, Valued Based Drafting, Team Constitution and on and on. What strategy have you locked yourself into come this year’s draft? There is validity to each and every one of these along with analysts and corresponding data to help you along the way. But I have a strategy that... Read More

1 year ago

Boom or Bust that ADP

Last year I wrote about the seismic shift that took place amidst the RB renaissance and coined the concept #AllBenchRB. This year, I'm starting off with a new concept called #BBADP, which stands for Boom/Bust ADP. You see, I think rankings and ADPs are limited. The range of outcomes for two players juxtaposed in ADP... Read More

1 year ago

The Million Dollar Question - RB or WR in 2018?

What’s up fantasy Jabronis?  I’m taking a stab at answering the biggest question of all: What is the meaning of life? Is there life on other planets? What does wearing pleated pants in today's age say about you? Nope. You’ll have to ask el Camello or Raphstradamus about the pants.  But I am here to... Read More

1 year ago

Risk it All to Win it All - Fantasy Playoff Hail Marys

If you’ve made the playoffs, you’re either a Have or Have Not. You’re either a team that feels confident having seen your team boom over the past few weeks, or you’ve limped in with some luck and face an uphill battle against juggernaut teams. Are you really going to put that same team out there that... Read More

2 years ago

Defying Logic - Scrubs Over Stars for Week 10

Not only have we heard this argument on podcasts, websites and among fellow fantasy football players, but we go through it in our heads every single week. Hopefully by this point in the season, you have established a bench with some worthy starters and are afforded the privilege of even considering such a blasphemous concept as... Read More

2 years ago

Is Zero RB Actually Working in 2017?

Zero RB truthers (that’s me) - this article is for you. Did you do the right thing by sticking to your guns after a rough go in 2016? If you were savvy/lucky enough to select the right WRs in the first 4-5 rounds (Antonio Brown, Tyreek Hill, DeAndre Hopkins, Brandin Cooks, Michael Crabtree, Larry Fitzgerald,... Read More

2 years ago

Doubling Down on All-RB Bench in Week 8

Consider this article like the movie Paranormal Activity or the second season of Mr. Robot. There’s going to be a lot of build-up until you die or wake up in prison. If you really want to jump the gun because you don’t have the time to read my article (you’re a busy and important fantasy... Read More

2 years ago

Say Goodbye to "Your Guys" - Trade to Win in Week 8

Trading is hard. People looooove their guys and love big names. The tendency is for us to evaluate players based on potential over reality. “Wait, you want to trade who for LeSean McCoy? He was the RB4 last year!” “Julio is still a target monster and will finish with eight TD!” Other common responses include... Read More

2 years ago

Going Extreme with All Bench RB in Week 7

Zero RB is a widely discussed strategy that I happen to buy into.  I love the WR position and don’t enjoy the injury risk at RB, therefore avoiding the use of my high draft capital on the position. Today I’d like to discuss a strategy that compliments Zero RB very well but can also apply... Read More

2 years ago

N-JO-KU NOW! - Why You Should Add David Njoku This Week

You need to grab David Njoku now. You should have grabbed him last week, because his breakout potential for week 6 was high. Fortunately for you, he did not deliver and is still available in nearly 90% of Yahoo leagues. Here is your opportunity to pick up a player a week or two early and... Read More

2 years ago

Fantasy Football Hacks - Sneaky Loopholes to Give You an Advantage

Where there are rules, there are loopholes. There are ways to implement sneaky strategies that could either be viewed as genius or sketchy.  The two questions are: 1) How far are you willing to go to get an advantage in your league?  2) How long can you keep it going until others pick up on... Read More

2 years ago

What’s Your Record? Winning Strategies for Week 6

If you’re hanging with models and bottles while clocking in and out, you are out of your lane. And if you are holding on to David Johnson with a 2-3 record, yes you too are way out of your lane. Your roster construction should be reflective of your record throughout the season, period. To put... Read More

2 years ago

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Welcome to another edition of "The Tape Tells All," where I break down some film of an NFL's player performance and try to draw some fantasy football conclusions from that film. This week, I'm looking at New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson, who's shaken off a slow start to the 2019 season by going... Read More

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Week 15 Warning Signs: Matt Ryan, Carson Wentz, Julio Jones

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WR/TE Leaderboards After The First Playoff Round - NFL Next Gen Stats

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Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 15

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Fantasy Football News and Injuries - Running Updates

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Tight End Start/Sit Advice - Week 15

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Week 15 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

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Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

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FAAB Bidding - Week 15 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More

Quarterback Start/Sit Advice - Week 15

Pierre Camus and Chris Mangano break down the quarterback position to help with tough fantasy football lineup decisions for Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season. They decide who to start or sit in order to give you the best advantage to win your weekly matchup. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube... Read More

Wide Receiver Start/Sit Advice - Week 15

Pierre Camus and Chris Mangano break down the wide receiver position to help with tough fantasy football lineup decisions for Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season. They decide who to start or sit among those in WR3 or flex consideration. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest... Read More

Running Back Start/Sit Advice - Week 15

Pierre Camus and Chris Mangano break down the running back position to help with tough fantasy football lineup decisions for Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season. They decide who to start or sit among those in RB3 or flex consideration. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest... Read More