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About Ben Rolfe - RotoBaller



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


Austin Hooper Misses Out In Week 15

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper had a dreadful day against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15. Hooper was targeted just once in the game and failed to pull it in, registering a big zero on the day. It was always going to be a tough matchup for Hooper, and he will have left fantasy... Read More

9 months ago

Mohamed Sanu Unimpressive In Week 15

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu had an unimpressive outing against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15. Sanu caught 50% of his targets (six) for just 30 yards. He did manage to add 11 yards on a single rush but it was still an underwhelming day for his fantasy owners. Sanu has been up and... Read More

9 months ago

Calvin Ridley Catches Five Balls In Week 15

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley had a solid day in Week 15 against the Arizona Cardinals. Ridley registered five catches on seven targets with 42 receiving yards. However, that is still a single-digit fantasy return, even in PPR leagues from the rookie pass catcher. All season Ridley has been touchdown dependent and that will... Read More

9 months ago

Julio Jones Impresses Again Sunday

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones found the end zone once again against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15. After his drought to start the season Jones has been on fire the second half of the season, finding the end zone six times. Jones caught 6-of-8 targets for 82 yards to go with the touchdown... Read More

9 months ago

Ito Smith Underwhelming Sunday

Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith had an underwhelming day against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Smith managed just 34 yards on nine carries and was comprehensively out gained by Tevin Coleman. Smith did salvage his fantasy day somewhat in PPR formats with two catches, but if you started Smith then you are likely disappointed... Read More

9 months ago


Tevin Coleman Has Monster Day Sunday

Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman had an incredible day against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15. Coleman exploded for 145 rushing yards and a touchdown as the Falcons dominated. Coleman managed to have the success on just 11 carries and had a number of big runs in the game. Just when it looked like... Read More

9 months ago

Matt Ryan Has Strong Fantasy Day

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a strong fantasy day with three total touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals. The key for Ryan was a rushing touchdown which tipped him over the 20-point mark in most fantasy formats. Ryan actually managed to add 7.8 fantasy points with his legs in standard scoring leagues, to go with... Read More

9 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Football Picks (Week 15): 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 15 Consistency Reports - Start/Sit Decisions

A weird week this week with two Saturday games. If you are reading this on Saturday then make sure you have those lineups set. Thursday Night Football was incredible but for DFS purposes it has taken away a lot of talent. For season long leagues you may already have a good shot of making your... Read More

9 months ago

Take the Over - Week 15 Games Which Could Surprise

At this stage of the season, we get a lot of really exciting matches with the potential to be high-scoring. This week's highlight figures to be on Thursday as the Los Angeles Chargers play the Kansas City Chiefs, while the New England Patriots travel to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers. These games we know are... Read More

9 months ago


Falcons Defense Unable To Force Turnovers

The Atlanta Falcons defense/special teams had a mixed day against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The Falcons managed to put a joint high for the season in sacks, with four, but their ceiling was limited by their inability to force a turnover. Therefore, the Falcons D/ST did not return a negative fantasy value for... Read More

9 months ago

Justin Hardy Catches Touchdown Pass Sunday

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Justin Hardy caught his first touchdown of the season against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Hardy three receptions and four targets in this game, bringing his season totals to 11 and 17 respectively. Interestingly, Hardy was targeted as much as Calvin Ridley in this game, and actually did more with... Read More

9 months ago

Matt Bryant Misses Long Attempt In Week 14

Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant (back) did not get many opportunities as the Falcons offense struggled against the Green Bay Packers. Bryant's only field goal opportunity was a 53-yarder, which you would normally give him a chance to make, but in the cold of Lambeau Field it was always going to be tough. Bryant did... Read More

9 months ago

Austin Hooper Has Just 37 Yards Sunday

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper had a disappointing fantasy day in Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers. Hooper was targeted six times in the game but could only pull in four of those targets for 37 yards. Hooper has been a touchdown dependent fantasy options this season and being held out of the... Read More

9 months ago

Calvin Ridley Goes Missing In Week 14

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley returned a terrible day for his fantasy owners in Week 14. Ridley saw just four targets in these game, the same amount as Ito Smith and Justin Hardy, which is a concern. However, in a season where we have seen some poor mistakes from Smith he managed to only... Read More

9 months ago


Mohamed Sanu Sees Eight Targets In Week 14

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu had a solid game in Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers. Sanu has at times been somewhat marginalized in this offense in 2018, due to the number of mouths to feed, but in this game he saw eight targets, the second highest amount on the team. Sanu caught... Read More

9 months ago

Julio Jones Has Monster Day In Week 14 Loss

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones had another big performance in 2018, this time against the Green Bay Packers. Jones caught eight of his 11 targets for 106 yards and two touchdowns. Ultimately the touchdowns counted for nothing in terms of the results but they ensured that Jones returned a really nice result for his... Read More

9 months ago

Tevin Coleman Plays Second Fiddle In Week 14

Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman ended up playing second fiddle to Ito Smith in Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers. Coleman had 10 carries and 11 total touches compared to Smith's 11 and 14, respectively. Coleman was reasonably effective running the ball with 45 yards on his 10 carries. However, on his only... Read More

9 months ago

Ito Smith Returns Solid Week 14 Numbers

Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith put up a solid fantasy day for his owners in Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers. Smith actually led the Falcons backfield in carries with 11 carries for 60 yards, and he then added a further three receptions on four targets for 14 yards. The three receptions mean... Read More

9 months ago

Matt Ryan Puts Up Numbers Despite Week 14 Loss

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan did not have a great day against the Green Bay Packers in Week 14. However, his final line will have pleased his fantasy owners as he returned a 20 fantasy point day for them. Ryan completed just 28-of-42 passes and threw a crippling pick-six as the Falcons were blown away... Read More

9 months ago


Week 14 Consistency Reports - Start/Sit Decisions

This feels like the first time in ages we have not lost a fantasy gold mine type team to Thursday Night Football. Seriously can one of the Jaguars and Titans play in that slot every week? Their current brand of football suits it so well! What that does mean is that entering the fantasy weekend... Read More

9 months ago

Falcons Defense Could Struggle Sunday

The Atlanta Falcons defense/special teams is unlikely to be able to make much of an impact on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. The Falcons had their best week of the season in Week 13 thanks to a Vic Beasley fumble recovery for a touchdown. However, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is unlikely to offer as... Read More

10 months ago

Matt Bryant A Risky Play With Upside

Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant (back) has upside this week against Green Bay in Week 14, but that upside comes with risk. The Falcons should be able to move the ball enough against the Packers so that their kicker should get at least a couple of field goal opportunities. However, Bryant has been questionable this... Read More

10 months ago

Austin Hooper Could Have A Tough Time In Week 14

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper could face a tough matchup against the Green Bay Packers in Lambeau Field on Sunday. Hooper has been reasonably reliable for fantasy owners this week and has managed to have a handful of nice weeks as well. He has become one of Ryan's most trusted targets thanks to an... Read More

10 months ago

Calvin Ridley Could Have Sneaky Value In Week 14

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley could offer some fantasy value against the Green Bay Packers in Week 14. Ridley has seen five or more targets in five of the last six weeks. In addition, he has had two games with over 50 receiving yards and a touchdown in the last five weeks. He should... Read More

10 months ago


Mohamed Sanu Has Minimal Fantasy Value In Week 14

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is a difficult fantasy option to trust in Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers. Sanu has not scored a touchdown since Week 6 and has only had over 50 receiving yards three times this season. Sanu is now widely considered by many to be the WR3 by many,... Read More

10 months ago

Julio Jones A WR1 As Always

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones remains a No. 1 receiving option despite a relatively tough matchup against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday of Week 14. My expectation is the Packers rookie Jaire Alexander will match up with Jones with safety help. Alexander has been a bright spot this season and opposing #1 WRs... Read More

10 months ago

Ito Smith A Deep-League Desperation Play Only

Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith is not really a viable fantasy option for owners against Green Bay in Week 14. Smith has averaged just 10.75 rushing yards and 8.5 receiving yards per game over the last four games. It has also been five weeks since he last scored a touchdown, and with the Falcons... Read More

10 months ago

Tevin Coleman Impossible To Trust In Week 14

Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman is going to be a tough player for fantasy owners to rely on in Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers. Over the past two weeks Coleman has averaged just one yard per carry on 14 total carries and has added just 20 yards receiving on four catches. He... Read More

10 months ago

Matt Ryan Could Struggle In Green Bay

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan could be in for a tough day in Sunday's matchup with the Green Bay Packers. The Packers have had a lot of success at home this season against opposing quarterbacks, allowing an average of just 13.3 fantasy points. In addition, Ryan has had his troubles on the road this season... Read More

10 months ago


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