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About Ben Rolfe - RotoBaller



Ben Rolfe - RotoBaller has written 178 articles so far, you can find them below.


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 days 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 days 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 days 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

1 week 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

1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/5/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Thursday once again brings us a bit split slate, with five games on the early slate and seven on the later slate. The later slate is where the money is slightly more slanted too, and therefore, that is where our attention will focus today. The late slate has two favorites who are below -200 in... Read More

2 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (8/31/19): MLB DFS Lineups

We have a loaded Saturday with 16 games in total thanks to a double-header in St. Louis. Those 16 games are split into seven afternoon and nine evening games. However, the way the afternoon slate falls means there are only five games on the afternoon slate, but nine in the evening, and therefore, that is... Read More

2 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (8/29/19): MLB DFS Lineups

A relatively quiet day is made even worse with a virtually even split in the slate on Thursday. There are four early games, leaving just six on the later "featured" slate that we will be focussing on. Things get worse when you see the caliber of pitchers on the mound in this slate. Out of... Read More

2 months ago


Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 22 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 22! 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

2 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (8/24/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Saturday sees a busy day, with all 30 teams in action. It is even more loaded into the evening, with 12 of the 15 games falling on the evening slate. Let's take a look at that loaded evening slate. The two biggest favorites on this slate in Cleveland and Minnesota, but the pitching situation with... Read More

2 months ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 21 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 21! 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

2 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (8/22/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Thursday sees a reasonably busy day with 10 games taking place. Just one of those games is in the afternoon, between the Giants and Cubs, leaving nine of the games in the evening to make up the main slate. That slate will make up the featured one on DraftKings and is where our attentions on... Read More

2 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (8/17/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Saturday sees another split slate with six games in the afternoon and nine in the evening. The evening slate is the featured one and that is where our attentions lie. The Red Sox are the favorites on this slate in a big way but Eduardo Rodriguez has a tendency to struggle negating his value. The... Read More

2 months ago


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Week 7 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

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