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About Ben Rolfe - RotoBaller



Ben Rolfe - RotoBaller has written 192 articles so far, you can find them below.


NFL DFS Cash Game Value Plays for FanDuel, DraftKings - Super Bowl LIV

It is finally here. The bittersweet moment of reaching the Super Bowl is a strange feeling for all NFL DFS players. On one hand, it's the Super Bowl so what is there not be excited about. However, it also means a long offseason without football. However, the best way to head into any break is... Read More

3 weeks ago

NFL DFS Cash Game Value Plays for FanDuel, DraftKings - Conference Championships

We have just two weeks of NFL football left in the 2019-20 season, but what a pair of games we have this week! In Kansas City, we have a clash of styles as the Titans and Chiefs go head to head in the AFC. Meanwhile, it will be the battle in the trenches in San... Read More

1 month ago

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

The Divisional Round of the playoffs is upon us. That means the return of fantasy heroes Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes to our player pool, suddenly making the quarterbacks on this slate look far better than last week. We also get the return to action of Aaron Rodgers and Jimmy Garoppolo, which is fun, but... Read More

1 month ago

NFL DFS Cash Game Value Plays for FanDuel, DraftKings (Wild Card)

The playoffs are finally here, and while that means entertaining and exciting football, it also means small slates for DFS. These small slates are tough to create differentiation, and sometimes you need to be creative. This week we have an interesting situation with the weather sweeping across the USA right now. With one game Saturday... Read More

2 months ago

NFL DFS Cash Game Value Plays for FanDuel, DraftKings (Week 16)

After a fantastic week with a 13-game slate last Sunday, Week 16 sees us drop back down to an 11-game slate thanks to the triple-header on Saturday. In some ways, I actually prefer that, because it gives us two slates to play on the weekend. Even though Saturday's games are taking away a number of... Read More

2 months ago


NFL DFS Cash Game Value Plays for FanDuel, DraftKings (Week 15)

Make the most of this 13-game slate this week, because next week the Saturday triple-header will bring us back down to an 11-game Sunday slate. The key message this week is about injuries. Last week was extremely tough for season-long and dynasty formats, but in DFS those injuries produce opportunities. Whether it is the established... Read More

2 months ago

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

3 months 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

3 months 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 months 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

3 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 months ago


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