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About Ben Rolfe - RotoBaller



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


DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (7/6/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Saturday brings us a nice even split slate, with a slight slate towards the afternoon. However, the only featured slate on DraftKings can be found in the evening, and therefore that is where we will focus our attention. There will be no surprise to see the Astros and Dodgers as the two biggest favorites on... Read More

8 months ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 14 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 13! 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

8 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (7/4/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Happy 4th of July! To help you celebrate we get some bonus early baseball with the Marlins facing the Nationals in an 11:10 am start. However, the main action from a DFS point of view comes in the afternoon and evening. The afternoon sees a six-game slate, before a four-game slate in the evening. As... Read More

8 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (6/29/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Saturday is always a split slate and this is no different. There are essentially three slates of games, with the London Series game between the Yankees and Red Sox kicking us off at 1:10 pm. That game stands alone before another eight games take to the field after 4 pm. The day finishes with a... Read More

8 months ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 13 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 13! 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

8 months ago


DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (6/27/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Thursday can be a strange day when it comes to the split of the slate, with some teams finishing series and getting ready to travel, while others are starting new series. This week is no different, with six games on the afternoon portion of the slate and four in the evening. However, despite the numerical... Read More

8 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (6/22/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Saturdays bring an afternoon dominated schedule, with only five games on the evening slate. However, with nearly equal money on that slate, there are some great opportunities to look to exploit, and therefore, is the focus of this article. The biggest favorite on this slate is obviously the Dodgers and Ryu. However, that also opens... Read More

8 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (6/20/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Thursday brings us an unbalanced split slate, with two games in the afternoon window and 10 in the evening slate. Those 10 games make up the featured slate on DraftKings and are therefore where will focus here. The initial impression of the slate is that it is mixed for pitching, and there is a limited... Read More

8 months ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 12 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 10! 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

8 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (6/15/19): MLB DFS Lineups

A loaded Saturday sees a number of interesting slates on DraftKings. The Angels @ Rays start us off at 1:10 pm, before a number of games, start at 4:05 pm. We then have two games at 6:10 pm before our featured slate begins just after 7 pm. That late slate is an eight-game slate and... Read More

8 months ago


Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 11 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 10! 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

8 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (6/13/19): MLB DFS Lineups

A seemingly quiet day on Thursday, with just 11 games taking place. Two of those games take place in the afternoon, before a fuller nine-game slate in the evening. All of those nine games make up the featured DraftKings slate today, despite the Cubs @ Dodgers game starting almost an hour and a half later... Read More

8 months ago

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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (6/8/19): MLB DFS Lineups

A really strange day of baseball with two doubleheaders wreaking havoc on the slates. To confuse matters even more, neither of the Rays @ Red Sox games appear on either slate, while both of the Athletics @ Rangers games appear on slates. In total there are two main slates, both with fairly even weighting. The... Read More

9 months ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 10 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 10! 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

9 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (6/1/19): MLB DFS Lineups

As usual Saturday brings us a loaded day of baseball with a full 15 games spread across the afternoon and evening. The main slate of the days sees eight games taking place from 7:15 pm onward, and is the premium slate on DraftKings today. In terms of the lines, the Diamondbacks are the favorites, with... Read More

9 months ago


Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 9 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 8! 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

9 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (5/30/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Another 10 games for us on Thursday, with another interesting split. There are three afternoon games, five traditional evening slate games and then another two games out on the West Coast. As for the DFS slates this has been split into two, with the afternoon games on one slate and the remaining seven on the... Read More

9 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (5/25/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Saturday brings us a bonus 16-game schedule of baseball! There is a big slant towards afternoon baseball, with 10 of the games taking place in the afternoon slate, starting at 2:10 pm. Of the remaining six games, five of them make up the evening slate with just the second of the Yankees-Royals doubleheader not appearing... Read More

9 months ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 8 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 8! 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

9 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (5/23/19): MLB DFS Lineups

This Thursday slate is absolutely bizarre. There are 10 games in total, but four of them start between 12 and 1 pm, and there is only one game after 7 pm. That means a strange split of the slates on DraftKings. There is a six-game slate beginning at 12:10 pm, with a two-game slate beginning... Read More

9 months ago


DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (5/18/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Saturday brings us a full day of baseball, with 15 games covering close to 12 full hours. Those games split into two slates for DFS purposes, with two games missing from the slate altogether. There is a six game slate which kicks off at 4.05 pm, before a seven game slate at 7.15 pm. Both... Read More

9 months ago

Top MLB Betting Picks for Today's Slate (5/18/19)

Welcome back RotoBallers! Saturday May 18th sees a full 15 game slate spread across an afternoon and evening session. There are some interesting games on both slates with the Rockies @ Phillies the headliner this afternoon, and games between the Red Sox and Astros, Brewers and Braves, and Cubs and Nationals likely drawing most national... Read More

9 months ago

Top MLB Betting Picks for Today's Slate (5/17/19)

Welcome back RotoBallers! Friday May 17th sees a full 15 game evening MLB slate. There are some fascinating games on this slate, with the highlight being a potential ALCS preview between the Red Sox and Astros at Fenway Park. In this article, we will slice through the numbers and pick out our top recommended betting... Read More

9 months ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 7 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 7! 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

9 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (5/16/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Thursday brings us another 10 game slate, but frustratingly once again with a split, and weirdly with one game (BAL @ CLE) missing off both slates entirely. The "main" slate starts at 6.40 pm and contains five games. There is also an earlier four game "featured" slate, but with the bigger prizes and more games... Read More

9 months ago


DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (5/11/19): MLB DFS Lineups

It is finally Saturday! With the weather warming up what better way to celebrate than with two baseball slates? Once again both slates are deemed "featured" by DraftKings, but with slightly more emphasis on the 8 game main slate at 7:10. Therefore, in this article I will be focusing on that late slate and trying... Read More

9 months ago

Top MLB Betting Picks for Today's Slate (5/10/19)

Welcome back RotoBallers! Friday May 10th sees a full 15 game MLB slate, with 14 games taking place in the evening session. As for the early game, the Cubs and Brewers square off continuing their divisional rivalry. In this article, we will slice through the numbers and pick out our top recommended betting picks for... Read More

9 months ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 6 - Buy or Sell?

Welcome to Contact Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 6! 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

9 months ago

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

Thursday sees yet another 10 game slate split right down the middle. The first of the two five game slates gets underway at 1:10 pm before the second heads to the mound at 6:35 pm. Both slates are considered featured but the slightly higher rewards come in the second slate. However, as both are featured... Read More

10 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (5/4/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Saturday brings us an unbalanced double slate with four games starting at 4:05 pm before the main slate begins at 7:05 pm. Both slates are deemed "featured" by DraftKings but the big money is on the 10 game main slate at 7:05. Therefore, in this article I will be focusing on that late slate and... Read More

10 months ago


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