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About Ben Rolfe - RotoBaller



Ben Rolfe - RotoBaller has written 778 articles so far, you can find them below.


George Kittle Likely To Play Monday

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is expected to be active on Monday against the New York Giants. Kittle was once again in the no-contact jersey at Saturday's practice but reporters around the team do not seem concerned. Kittle has a career high 692 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 41 receptions so far... Read More

1 year ago

Pierre Garcon Not Seen At Practice Saturday

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Pierre Garcon was one of three players who did not appear to be present at practice on Saturday. The other players who did not appear to be there were Safety Jaquiski Tartt and linebacker Reuben Foster. From a fantasy perspective Garcon is the most serious loss. However, he has struggled... Read More

1 year ago

Rob Gronkowski Makes The Trip To Tennessee

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) will make the trip to Tennessee with the team ahead of their game against the Titans. For his fantasy owners this is a good sign as it means there is a chance Gronkowski suits up on Sunday. However, opinions have been split on whether that will actually... Read More

1 year ago

Week 10 Consistency Reports - Start/Sit Decisions

I cannot believe it is Week 10 already! This season has flown by and things in the NFL are starting to settle down. The good teams are really starting to distinguish from bad and the pretenders are falling away a little bit. The same goes for the players in the consistency ratings. The best running... Read More

1 year ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Picks (Week 10): NFL DFS Lineups

We have a lot of good offenses on the main slate this week, with the Saints, Chiefs, Rams, Falcons, Patriots and Chargers all suiting up Sunday. The only offenses really missing are the Steelers and Panthers who met last night. In addition, a couple of the stingier defenses are out of the slate, with the... Read More

1 year ago


Joe Flacco Status For Week 11 Unclear

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) could be a doubt for next Sunday's big divisional clash against the Cincinnati Bengals. Flacco injured himself in the Ravens sixth play from scrimmage in their 23-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite finishing the game and not missing any plays the Ravens have an added complication to consider... Read More

1 year ago

Chris Carson Listed As Questionable Friday

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson has officially be listed as questionable on the Seahawks Week 10 injury report. Carson missed the second half of last week's game against the Los Angeles Chargers and has struggled with injuries at times this season. Even if he is active on Sunday he a player to avoid starting,... Read More

1 year ago

Sammy Watkins Questionable For Week 10

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (foot) has officially been designated as questionable by the Chiefs in Week 10. Watkins missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday before returning to the field in a limited capacity on Friday. The fact he was able to get back on the field is a good sign but Watkins... Read More

1 year ago

Rob Gronkowski Officially Listed As Questionable For Week 10

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) has been officially listed as questionable on the Patriots injury report in Week 10. Gronkowski returned to the practice field this week and the expectation is that he will be active. However, the Patriots are unlikely to use Gronkowski much this week, unless they really need to. Therefore,... Read More

1 year ago

George Kittle Remains In No-Contact Jersey Friday

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (chest) was once again kitted in the blue no-contact jersey at practice on Friday. Kittle has been among the best tight ends in the league this season and has been one of the most reliable guys week to week. No matter who has been under center, Kittle has... Read More

1 year ago


Khalil Mack Participates Fully In Practice Friday

Chicago Bears pass rusher Khalil Mack (ankle) was a full participant in practice on Friday. The fact that Mack has not had any setbacks this week is a good sign that he will be able to suit up on Sunday. Mack has missed the last two games, but the Bears have managed to go 2-0... Read More

1 year ago

Taywan Taylor and Tajae Sharpe Both Questionable For Week 10

Tennessee Titans wide receivers Taywan Taylor and Tajae Sharpe are both officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. While neither are largely fantasy relevant themselves, the absence of both of them would be a serious blow to this offense. Marcus Mariota is going to need all of his weapons available... Read More

1 year ago

Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga Questionable Sunday

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (hamstring) and right tackle Bryan Bulaga (knee) have both been listed as questionable by the Packers on Friday. The loss of Cobb, with Geronimo Allison already on the injured reserve, is somewhat of a blow to the offense. The injury leaves Aaron Rodgers potentially relying on two rookies... Read More

1 year ago

Geoff Swaim Could Be Active Sunday

Dallas Cowboys tight end Geoff Swaim (knee) could be active against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Even though we are still over 48 hours from the start of the game the Cowboys seven inactives are already known. That means that they will likely dress Swaim, who has been practicing without pads this week. However, just... Read More

1 year ago

Giorgio Tavecchio A Solid Play On Sunday

Atlanta Falcons kicker Giorgio Tavecchio will once again be kicking for the Falcons against the Cleveland Browns in Week 10. Tavecchio will continue to kick for the Falcons as Matt Bryant recovers from his hamstring injury. With a high flying offense the floor is solid for Tavecchio, who should at least get the opportunity to... Read More

1 year ago


Atlanta Falcons Defense Could Have Success In Week 10

The Atlanta Falcons defense has a chance to be fantasy relevant in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns. The Falcons defense has been unable to make the big play this year and that has limited their ability to rack up fantasy points. However, this week they are facing a team who have had turnover trouble.... Read More

1 year ago

Austin Hooper A Borderline Play In Week 10

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper will be hoping to bounce back from a couple of tough weeks when he faces the Cleveland Browns in Week 10. In the last two weeks Hooper has averaged just 44.5 yards and three receptions, also failing to find the end zone. However, the previous two matchups have been... Read More

1 year ago

Julio Jones Remains A Must-Start In Week 10

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will be looking to backup a superb outing when he faces the Cleveland Browns in Week 10. Jones had 121 receiving yards as he went 7-of-10 against the Washington Redskins. However, more importantly than anything Jones finally managed to find the end zone for the first time this season.... Read More

1 year ago

Ito Smith A Potential Flex Option In Week 10

Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith has the opportunity to be a flex play for fantasy owners against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Smith had a solid outing last week against the Washington Redskins with 10 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown. He added four yards as he caught one of his two targets.... Read More

1 year ago

Tevin Coleman Could Have Another Good Day In Week 10

Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman could be in line to put up a second straight good performance in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns. In Week 9 against the Washington Redskins, Coleman rushed for 88 yards on 13 carries. He also added 68 receiving yards on five receptions, from seven targets with two touchdowns.... Read More

1 year ago


Allen Robinson & Taylor Gabriel Participate Fully In Practice On Friday

Chicago Bears wide receivers Allen Robinson (Groin) & Taylor Gabriel (Knee) were full participants at practice on Friday. Barring setbacks on Saturday or Sunday they should both be active come Sunday against the Detroit Lions. The only way this Bears offense looks the way we expected it to at the start of the season is with all... Read More

1 year ago

Matt Ryan Set For Big Day In Cleveland

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan should have the chance to put up good numbers on Sunday when facing the Cleveland Browns. Ryan demonstrated last week that he can perform on the road with 350 passing yards and four touchdowns. This week, Ryan faces a defense which ranks 27th in passing yards given up, having surrendered... Read More

1 year ago

Dez Bryant Joins The Saints - Fantasy Impact

With the news Wednesday that Dez Bryant was signed by the New Orleans Saints, there are many questions which need to be answered. First, what does this mean for Bryant himself? Is he about to become a fantasy superstar in an explosive offense, or is he just a distraction for defenses on the field while... Read More

1 year ago

Return To Sender - Faces In New Places Who Have Disappointed

We are now nine weeks into the season and we have had enough time to evaluate what roles players have on their teams. Barring injury, those roles are unlikely to change a huge amount at this stage. We saw a lot of good players change teams in the offseason. Some have had success, like Kirk... Read More

1 year ago

Falcons Defense Returns Another So-So Result

The Atlanta Falcons defense did not manage to turn their good on-field performance into fantasy value. The Falcons defense held the Washington Redskins offense to just 14 points, the lowest number the defense have conceded this season. However, they were only able to get three sacks and one interception meaning their fantasy points total was... Read More

1 year ago


Giorgio Tavecchio Has Solid Performance Sunday

Atlanta Falcons kicker Giorgio Tavecchio did everything asked of him against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Tavecchio converted all of his opportunities to remain perfect with the Falcons this season. Unfortunately for his fantasy owners, only one of Tavecchio's kicks were field goals limiting his fantasy points return. In addition, the field goal he got... Read More

1 year ago

Austin Hooper Has Unremarkable Day Sunday

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper had an unspectacular day against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Hooper caught all three of his targets for 41 yards, including a longest reception of 23 yards. Hooper's success this season has come against teams with problems covering the tight end and the Redskins have not been one of... Read More

1 year ago

Julio Jones Finds End Zone Against Redskins

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones finally broke his end-zone luck on Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Jones took a screen pass to the house to register his first touchdown of the 2018 season. The touchdown capped a really nice outing for Jones, as he caught 7-of-10 targets for 121 yards. Jones has been virtually... Read More

1 year ago

Ito Smith Puts Up Nice Performance In Washington

Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith did a superb job in the second running back role against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Smith's role has been up and down this season but he has demonstrated he can have success as the number two. Smith rushed the ball 10 times for 60 yards and a touchdown.... Read More

1 year ago

Tevin Coleman Has Monster Day Against Washington

Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman put up some great numbers against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. The two receiving touchdowns is the headline for Coleman as it shows the Falcons are looking to get him involved in the receiving game. However, the real positive looking long term for Coleman was his 88 rushing yards... Read More

1 year ago


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