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About Ben Rolfe - RotoBaller



Ben Rolfe - RotoBaller has written 186 articles so far, you can find them below.


NFL DFS Cash Game Value Plays for FanDuel, DraftKings (Week 14)

After weeks of seeing main slates sit around the 10- and 11-game marks we get a week of respite in Week 14. This week sees a relatively massive 13-game slate as our featured slate, and it is providing plenty of options for us to utilize. If you are out of your fantasy football playoffs then... Read More

5 days ago

NFL DFS Cash Game Value Plays for FanDuel, DraftKings (Week 13)

Let's all celebrate the end of the bye weeks, which means that our Sunday slates go back to being loaded with 13 games. Hang on, what do you mean it's only an 11-game slate?! The only downside of Thanksgiving is that it leaves just 11 games on the featured DraftKings slate for Week 13. That... Read More

2 weeks ago

NFL DFS Cash Game Value Plays for FanDuel, DraftKings (Week 12)

Week 12 brings us another 11-game Sunday slate to preview. It is a bittersweet week with four decent offenses on their bye in the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Los Angeles Chargers. However, we still have plenty of interesting options to choose from. As always we have a mixed week when it... Read More

3 weeks ago

Week 11 DFS Cash Game Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

Week 11 brings us back up to an 11-game slate with just four teams on a bye this week. Thie week sees the return of the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans back to the slate. That is an interesting mix of teams, but it does bring... Read More

4 weeks ago

Week 10 DFS Cash Game Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

Six teams on a bye week mean that we have another slimmed-down 10-game featured slate on DraftKings this week. However, with plenty of bad defenses on the slate, including the Giants, Buccaneers, and Dolphins, there is still plenty of value to be found across the slate. Four games on this slate have a line of... Read More

1 month ago


Week 9 DFS Cash Game Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

Week 9 brings with it a reduced featured slate, as not only do we have four teams on a bye, but also an early kickoff in London. Therefore, we are left with a 10-game slate, reducing our options. However, there are still plenty of values to be found for our cash game lineups. This is... Read More

1 month ago

Week 8 DFS Cash Game Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

Just two teams on bye this week means we have a 12-game slate once again in Week 8. This slate is absolutely loaded with talent and good matchups, presenting us with plenty of opportunities to take advantage this week. This week we have seven games with a projected total over 45. The Seahawks Falcons game... Read More

2 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (10/26/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Game 4 of the World Series is upon us, and with it comes another Showdown game. This matchup sees Patrick Corbin and Jose Urquidy going head-to-head in perhaps the least impressive matchup of the series so far. This game has the total set at 8, largely because it is being played outdoors in Washington in... Read More

2 months ago

Week 7 DFS Cash Game Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

Week 7 brings us an 11 game featured slate between the 1 pm and 4:25 pm kickoffs. Last week was a fascinating week and now we can use some of that knowledge to move into this week. Will the starts of Ryan Tannehill and Ryan Fitzpatrick improve the fantasy value of any of their receivers?... Read More

2 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (10/19/19): MLB DFS Lineups

The ALCS remains alive thanks to a first-innings explosion from the Yankees offense against Justin Verlander last night. Now the teams head back to Houston for Game 6 as the Astros look to clinch the series without having to put their other ace, Gerrit Cole, on the mound again. This game could be very entertaining.... Read More

2 months ago


DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (10/17/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Another Thursday, another single-game showdown for us to contemplate. In fact, from here on in every DFS contest for baseball will be a single-game affair. With the early completion of the NLCS we have seen the end of multiple baseball games a day for the 2019 season. However, with a blockbuster ALCS to conclude, let's... Read More

2 months ago

Week 6 DFS Cash Game Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

Between the bye weeks and the early kickoff in London between the Buccaneers and Panthers we have just 20-teams in action on our main slate this week. However, even on a smaller slate than the last few weeks we should still have plenty of options for our value plays in cash game lineups. An interesting... Read More

2 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (10/12/19): MLB DFS Lineups

We are back on a two-game day with both Championship Series contests taking to the field today. The Nationals will be looking to drive a stake into the Cardinals chances by moving to 2-0. Meanwhile, the Yankees will be hoping to take advantage of not having to face Justin Verlander or Gerrit Cole in Game... Read More

2 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (10/10/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Thursday brings us a one-game slate between the Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays. Therefore, for the first time this season we will be pivoting with this article and looking at some showdown game style options. For those unfamiliar with the showdown game mode, you select a roster of six players, with of those... Read More

2 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (10/5/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Another two-game slate for us today, with the NL having their first mid-series break. That leaves us with the four AL teams to choose from, as the Houston Astros host the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees host the Minnesota Twins. The two home teams are reasonably big favorites in this one, but... Read More

2 months ago


Week 5 DFS Cash Game Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

Week 5 brings a fresh new look to the NFL as the games head to London for the first time. The good news is that the game remains in the 1 pm window and therefore ensures we have a nice juicy 12-game slate for our perusal. However, with the Lions on the bye this week... Read More

2 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (10/3/19): MLB DFS Lineups

After a season of looking of five or more game slates, we have the fun of a two-game slate to try and pick from. Today it is the turn of the National League, with the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting the Washington Nationals after the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals do battle in the afternoon.... Read More

2 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/28/19): MLB DFS Lineups

The final Saturday of the regular season is upon us! It does not feel that long ago that we were starting our DFS seasons, and now we onto my last regular-season article of 2019. To finish us off we were supposed to have a 10-game featured slate, but the schedule change with the White Sox... Read More

3 months ago

Week 4 DFS Cash Game Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

Week 3 was a little bit calmer than the turbulence of Week 2. However, as always at this time of the season, we are still learning about the ever-changing landscape of the NFL and which players will feature in which roles. Now that we are into the bye weeks we have a slightly reduced 12-game... Read More

3 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/26/19): MLB DFS Lineups

The final Thursday is a weird day with a split-slate actually favoring the early slate in terms of the number of games. However, the focus for us here will be on the late slate, where we will be hoping for some entertainment despite not many playoff scenarios in play on the slate. The Mets, Astros... Read More

3 months ago


Week 3 DFS Cash Game Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

Week 2 was a struggle for many DFS players as things got wild and surprises sprung from all directions. However, we are now onto a new week and new hope. For those of you playing cash games hopefully, you had enough to get out of the week with a little profit, even if those GPP... Read More

3 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/21/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Saturday brings us a full 15-game slate. Six of those games fall in the early part of the slate with the other nine making up the main featured slate for the day. The featured slate brings us four monster favorites in the form of the Astros, Twins, Athletics and Dodgers, with all of them better... Read More

3 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/19/19): MLB DFS Lineups

We have a very quiet Thursday in major league baseball. Just nine games which are fairly evenly spaced throughout the day makes for a couple of underwhelming slates. The early slate is made up of three games before a five-game slate kicking off at 6:35 pm. As always here we are chasing the biggest prize... Read More

3 months ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 25 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 25! Our premium tools allow us to get out ahead of trends in player performance, including contact rate. Every Wednesday, we'll be looking at some players that have seen an increase in contact rate and some that have seen it decline. Contact rate can foretell a... Read More

3 months ago

Week 2 DFS Cash Game Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

Week 1 was a lot of fun. Put quite simply win or lose it is just a great feeling to have football back. However, winning always helps make the return even better, so hopefully, you had some success with your DFS lineups last week. This week we have a monster 13 game main slate as... Read More

3 months ago


Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 24 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 24! Our premium tools allow us to get out ahead of trends in player performance, including contact rate. Every Wednesday, we'll be looking at some players that have seen an increase in contact rate and some that have seen it decline. Contact rate can foretell a... Read More

3 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/12/19): MLB DFS Lineups

For the first time in what feels like forever we have a completely split slate on a Thursday. In fact, the two slates are exactly even, with both having seven games on each slate and equal money to be found on both slates. However, as usual, our focus will be on the featured evening slate,... Read More

3 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/7/19): MLB DFS Lineups

As always we have a busy Saturday, with all 30 teams taking to the field. With playoff implications in full swing, it will be an intriguing day but for DFS purposes all our attention will be on the 11 game evening slate. Houston and Justin Verlander are by far the biggest favorites on this slate,... Read More

3 months ago

Week 1 DFS Cash Game Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

Week 1 is finally here! After a long offseason without football, it has been a pleasure to be digging into the prices for this first slate of the regular season. I have been over the slate a few times and the changing landscape of the NFL has led to this column moving in a couple... Read More

3 months ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 23 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 23! Our premium tools allow us to get out ahead of trends in player performance, including contact rate. Every Wednesday, we'll be looking at some players that have seen an increase in contact rate and some that have seen it decline. Contact rate can foretell a... Read More

3 months ago


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