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About Ben Rolfe - RotoBaller



Ben Rolfe - RotoBaller has written 166 articles so far, you can find them below.


ADP Champ or Chump - Tommy Pham and Avisail Garcia

My main mantra when it comes to fantasy baseball is "value, value, value." I will often try and set myself up in the first two or three rounds in such a way that I have the flexibility to take advantage of value later in the draft. One of the best ways I have found to... Read More

8 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Picks (Conference Championships)

If the Divisional round was a mouth watering set of matches the Championship games may even take that one step further. Now we just have to hope that these two games do not disappoint as much as the first three did last week. In this round we get the top four offenses in the NFL... Read More

8 months ago

Steven Souza Jr. - 2019 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

Earlier this offseason, I wrote about the sleeper value of Luke Voit and how believing in him was a conscious decision to move on from a blind spot I had for Greg Bird for a couple of years. Well, in this article I am going to break down a player who I do not think... Read More

8 months ago

Yasmani Grandal to Brewers - Fantasy Impact

The news broke on Thursday that Yasmani Grandal is headed to the Milwaukee Brewers on a one-year, $18 million contract. This is evidence of yet another move from the Brewers to go all in on their current squad. This trade takes one of the Brewers' two weakest offensive positions and turns it into a legitimate strength... Read More

8 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Picks (Divisional Round): NFL DFS Lineups

The Divisional Round is upon us and it brings a fascinating week of matches with it. Last week was headlined by defense and offenses with major question marks. This week we have the return of four of the better offenses in the league, and we have lost three of the better defenses as well. Therefore, this... Read More

8 months ago


Luke Voit - 2019 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

One of my biggest misses over the last few years has been my refusal to move on from Greg Bird at the first base position for the New York Yankees. Year after year I have continued to draft Bird and make excuses why this year will be the year. Part of the reason is that... Read More

8 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Picks (Wild Card Weekend): NFL DFS Lineups

Wildcard Weekend is finally here! These next two weekends are always a lot of fun with games on both Saturday and Sunday. However, the downside is some very minimal slates for DFS players. This week is worse than ever with a lot of good defenses on the field, while the offensive juggernauts are on a... Read More

9 months ago

Atlanta Falcons Defense Has Poor Day

The Atlanta Falcons defense/special teams had a poor day in Week 17 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They did manage to sack Winston three times and forced an interception but that was the extent of the highlights. Winston was able to move the ball at will at times and the Buccaneers were able to score... Read More

9 months ago

Matt Bryant Perfect To End The Season

Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant ended the season six of six against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Bryant had four extra points and two field goals, with a long of 49 yards. The veteran kicker has been impressive again this year and remains an interesting fantasy option as long as he is still playing... Read More

9 months ago

Jeremy Langford Rushes For 25 Yards

Atlanta Falcons running back Jeremy Langford had just 25 yards rushing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17. Langford filled the role of third running back for the Falcons and will be pleased to have received nine carries. However, a rushing average of less than three yards per carry is unlikely to have convinced... Read More

9 months ago


Brian Hill Comes Back To Earth In Week 17

Atlanta Falcons running back Brian Hill had a back to earth performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17. Hill had another eight carries but managed just 30 rushing yards, with another nine yards coming in the receiving game. Hill looked impressive at times but is unlikely to have done enough to mean he... Read More

9 months ago

Tevin Coleman Has Limited Week 17 Opportunities

Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman had limited opportunities against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17. Coleman carried the ball just eight times for 45 yards with a longest rush of 23 yards. Coleman did manage to add nine yards receiving on one target, but all in all he had less than 10 touches... Read More

9 months ago

Austin Hooper Has Another Solid Day In Week 17

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper had a solid, if unspectacular, day against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17. Hooper caught five of his six targets for 67 yards but failed to cap that performance with a touchdown. This was actually one of the more middling performances from Hooper this year, who has been... Read More

9 months ago

Calvin Ridley Finishes 2018 With A Touchdown

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley had a touchdown to close out the 2018 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The most impressive thing for Ridley is that he caught all five of his targets, and that will stand him in good stead with Matt Ryan heading into 2019. Ridley only managed 32 yards, but... Read More

9 months ago

Julio Jones Has Another Good Week

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones bounced back from a tough Week 16 with a big performance in Week 17 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jones caught 9-of-13 targets for 138 yards and added his eighth touchdown of the season. It was another monster week from Jones who has gone from strength to strength this... Read More

9 months ago


Mohamed Sanu Has Strong 2018 Finale

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu had a strong finish to the 2018 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sanu caught seven of his 10 targets for 90 yards and added a five yard touchdown pass to Matt Ryan. Sanu has had an up-and-down season but the last few weeks have been good to the... Read More

9 months ago

Matt Ryan Finishes 2018 With A Bang

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan finished out the 2018 season with a bang against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17. Ryan threw for 378 passing yards and two touchdowns on 31-of-44. However, Ryan made fantasy owners day when he caught a five yard touchdowns pass from Mohamed Sanu. That play took Ryan from a... Read More

9 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Picks (Week 17): NFL DFS Lineups

A bumper slate greets us for Week 17 as all but one game is available to us. However, there are also a lot of caveats to that. We have a complete mix of situations in these games, with some teams playing for nothing, which could be good or bad for DFS, some teams with everything... Read More

9 months ago

Week 17 Consistency Reports - Start/Sit Decisions

Week 17 is here and it comes with mixed feelings. On one hand this is one of the most thrilling weeks on calendar. All 32 teams are playing in the space of 12 hours and the playoff scenarios could change hundreds or thousands of times on Sunday. However, this is also the end of regular... Read More

9 months ago

Atlanta Falcons Defense Has Nice Week 16 Performance

The Atlanta Falcons defense/special teams returned a nice Week 16 performance against the Carolina Panthers. In terms of real world numbers it was a super day with two sacks, three interceptions, a forced fumble and just 10 points surrendered. In terms of fantasy points, all it was missing was a score and it would have... Read More

9 months ago


Matt Bryant Has Average Week 16

Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant had a distinctly average fantasy return in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers. Bryant converted all four of his opportunities, but three of the four were extra points, limiting any fantasy value. Bryant did make one field goal from 39 yards but for fantasy owners his performance is unlikely to... Read More

9 months ago

Austin Hooper Struggles Again In Week 16

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper had a tough game for the second week in a row against the Carolina Panthers in Week 16. After being held for zero catches in Week 15, Hooper had just two targets in this game. Fortunately, he managed to pull both of them in for 36 yards to reward... Read More

9 months ago

Julio Jones Salvages Week 16 Performance With A Touchdown

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hip) rescued what would have been a disastrous fantasy outing with a touchdown in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers. Coming into the game Jones had been questionable, but was active despite the Falcons season being in the doldrums. Jones was clearly not 100% as he was targeted just... Read More

9 months ago

Mohamed Sanu Has A Superb Week 16 Performance

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu had a super game in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers. Sanu led the team in targets, with eight, and pulled in five of them for 81 yards and a touchdown. Sanu also added 29 yards on two rushes to give him 110 total yards on the day. That... Read More

9 months ago

Calvin Ridley Breaks A Big One In Week 16

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley ended his Week 16 matchup with the Carolina Panthers with a nice fantasy return. Ridley only caught three passes on the day, but he took one them 75 yards to the end zone to give him 90 total yards and the score. Ridley returned a welcome 15 points for... Read More

9 months ago


Brian Hill Has Breakout Performance In Week 16

Atlanta Falcons running back Brian Hill had a big time breakout performance in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers. With Ito Smith on injured reserve, Hill got the opportunity to play second fiddle to the Coleman in this game. Hill took his eight carries for an impressive 115 yards, including a longest run of 60... Read More

9 months ago

Tevin Coleman Has Poor Week 16 Return

Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman put up a poor Week 16 fantasy performance against the Carolina Panthers. The issue was not how Coleman performed but the opportunities he received. Coleman rushed for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, but only received 10 carries and did not add a reception. Therefore, if you started... Read More

9 months ago

Matt Ryan Has Solid Week 16

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a solid if unspectacular Week 16 performance against the Carolina Panthers. Ryan threw for 239 yards on just 15 completions but still managed to have three touchdowns. Ryan will have finished off most fantasy players seasons with another 20 point fantasy week, and has continued to be a reasonably... Read More

9 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Picks (Week 16): NFL DFS Lineups

Two Saturday games on top of the usual prime time games has really left this slate a little devoid of options. However, more significantly is the loss of the Chiefs, Rams, Chargers and Saints to prime time slots on Thursday, Sunday and Monday. That has left us looking more for defenses to pick against this... Read More

9 months ago

Week 16 Consistency Reports - Start/Sit Decisions

Another two Saturday games this week so make sure you have those lineups set. It would be criminal to lose your final because you forget about those two games until it is too late! This week is all about trusting your gut if you are in the championship game. If you got here you have... Read More

9 months ago


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