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About Charlie Kleinheksel - RotoBaller



Charlie Kleinheksel - RotoBaller has written 23 articles so far, you can find them below.


Dynasty League Buy, Sell - Rookie Round Up for Week 11

Each week, I'll take a look at how NFL rookies are performing from a dynasty fantasy football perspective. Last week, I ran through the rookies and made a buy or sell recommendation for each. This week I'm doing a deeper dive into two polarizing players: John Ross and Mike Williams. Both were prodigious college talents... Read More

2 years ago

Dynasty League Buy, Sell - Rookie Round Up for Week 10

Each week, I'll take a look at how NFL rookies are performing from a dynasty fantasy football perspective. We're already on to Week 10! Whether or not your dynasty team is competing for a title this year, you should always be thinking about the future. One thing that can affect a player's dynasty value -- not... Read More

2 years ago

Dynasty League Buy, Sell - Rookie Round Up for Week 8

Each week, I'll take a look at how NFL rookies are performing from a dynasty fantasy football perspective. After a mid-season bye, I return to action this week with a look at rookie trade ideas that could help your dynasty team. Succeeding at dynasty is an art form. Balancing current production against future value is tricky,... Read More

2 years ago

Dynasty League Rookie Round Up - Week 7

Last week we took a look at how the rookie wide receivers are faring and compared them to some historical players. This week, we'll do the same with the rookie running backs. I'll find other rookies from past seasons that have produced at a similar per-game pace, and see what stands out. Keep in mind... Read More

2 years ago

Dynasty League Rookie Round Up - Week 6

This column features a weekly look at rookie performances from a dynasty fantasy football perspective. This week I'll look at a few wide receivers who've gotten a lot of usage so far. I'll find other rookies from past seasons that have produced at a similar per-game pace, and see what stands out. Keep in mind that... Read More

2 years ago


Dynasty League Rookie Round Up - Week 5

In this series, I'll continue to look at rookies from a dynasty fantasy football league perspective. Last week, I highlighted some under the radar names you should be aware of. This time around I'll switch gears a little bit and talk about some of the outstanding -- and surprising -- rookie performances thus far this... Read More

2 years ago

Dynasty League Rookie Round Up - Week 4

Each week, I'll take a quick look at the top rookies in dynasty fantasy football leagues. I'll review their recent performance (PPR scoring) and offer some thoughts about their upcoming games as well as their long-term dynasty value. Last week, I offered my dynasty rookie rankings. This time around, I'll look at four rookies with interesting... Read More

2 years ago

Dynasty League Rookie Round Up - Week 2

Each week, I'll take a quick look at the top rookies in dynasty fantasy football leagues. I'll review their recent performance (PPR scoring) and offer some thoughts about their upcoming games as well as their long-term dynasty value. Last week, I ran through all the relevant rookies in order of their Week 1 performance. This... Read More

2 years ago

Dynasty League Rookie Round Up - Week 1

Each week, I'll take a quick look at the top rookies in dynasty fantasy football leagues. I'll review their recent performance (PPR scoring) and offer some thoughts about their upcoming games as well as their long term dynasty value. As the season progresses, the format might change a bit, but for Week 1, I'll review... Read More

2 years ago

Four Bold Predictions for the 2017 Season

Now that the NFL season is nearly here, it's time to put away our spreadsheets and calculators, and let's rip a few bold predictions. I think that in order to be considered bold, a prediction has to be unlikely, so I'm not expecting a great success rate here. On the other hand, these aren't ridiculous... Read More

2 years ago


2017 Late Round Fliers for Fantasy Football Drafts (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. A good fantasy football player has a specific plan of attack for the later rounds of a draft. These aren't throw away picks. Or at least, they don't have to be if you study up and have an idea about which players have a... Read More

2 years ago

Scott Fish Bowl Draft Review - Part 1

If you’re one of the 12 people in North America that hasn’t heard of it, the Scott Fish Bowl is an annual season-long super flex fantasy football tournament that pits literally hundreds of fans and analysts against each other. The tournament also features some unique scoring rules. The primary rules to be aware of this... Read More

2 years ago

2017 Player vs. Player - Stefon Diggs vs. Devante Parker

You're on the clock. The timer's ticking. You're torn between two players. Who do you take? That's the question we'll debate in this player vs. player series. In this article, Charlie Kleinheksel advocates for Stefon Diggs (ADP 5.08) and Pierre Camus will make the case for DeVante Parker (ADP 6.01) in dynasty startup formats. Fantasy football... Read More

3 years ago

2017 Dynasty League Football Sleepers (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Part of what makes dynasty fantasy football so fun is the depth of player analysis. To succeed long term, you'll need to find more players that can contribute to your team than your opponents do. The never-ending pursuit of the unexpected contributor is what brings... Read More

3 years ago

Rookie Wide Receivers with the Best Fantasy Outlook

The first week of May means Star Wars Day and Cinco de Mayo. It also means fantasy football, specifically dynasty rookie drafts and best-ball leagues. The first two are nice, but you're here for the third. Let's talk about rookie wide receivers with the best immediate fantasy outlooks. In redraft or best ball leagues, we're... Read More

3 years ago


Do Wide Receivers Need a Top QB to Have a Dominant Fantasy Season?

Wide receiver is the premiere fantasy football position, so figuring out which WR are likely to produce at a high level is an important endeavor. One factor that could affect WR performance is quarterback play. Should we worry about receivers who are stuck with weak QBs? What if the WR or QB changes teams? Should we... Read More

3 years ago

Trade Away Your Dynasty Rookie Picks Before it's Too Late!

April is when dynasty fantasy football players get spring fever. Last season's exploits are a distant memory. The combine has come and gone. Now we're just counting down the days until our rookie drafts. Who doesn't love a good rookie draft? Me, that's who! Call me Scrooge if you must, but let me explain why... Read More

3 years ago

Cam Newton to Undergo Shoulder Surgery

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is scheduled for shoulder surgery to repair what is reported to be a partially torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder. If reports are accurate, Newton should be ready in time for training camp. Even though it looks like he'll be ready for the start of the season, the injury... Read More

3 years ago

Bears Sign Benny Cunningham

The erstwhile Ram finds a new home in Chicago. Cunningham has never gotten a lot of work, but he's done okay with what he's gotten. He's averaged 4.4 yards per carry in his career, and is also a decent pass catcher. The deal is reported to be for one-year, so at this point it doesn't... Read More

3 years ago

Tyler Lockett Recovery Ahead of Schedule

ESPNs Mike Clay tweeted that Lockett's recovery is ahead of schedule. It's good news for Lockett, and for Seattle, but be careful not to over value Lockett in fantasy leagues. He's dynamic and electrifying but has averaged just three catches per game in his two seasons. Looking only at games in which he's appeared, Lockett... Read More

3 years ago


Buffalo Bills Sign Andre Holmes

Buffalo's on again, off again courtship of Holmes was finally consummated yesterday, as they signed the 28-year old WR to a three-year deal. Buffalo let Robert Woods go in free agency, and Holmes has a shot to replace him as the starter across from Sammy Watkins. Holmes showed some promise in 2014, hauling in 47... Read More

3 years ago

Doug Martin Completes Rehab

Suspended last year for a PEDs violation, Doug Martin checked himself into rehab. It's a good move on Martin's part, but Tampa Bay hasn't firmly committed to giving him back his workhorse role. Martin's suspension keeps him on the shelf for the first three weeks of 2017, and more importantly voids the guarantees in his... Read More

3 years ago

Seahawks Re-Sign Luke Willson

Luke Willson is returning to the Seahawks on a one-year contract, according to ESPN. An athletic specimen, Willson apparently garnered no significant outside interest as a free agent.He'll be well off the fantasy radar as long as Jimmy Graham stays healthy. There was some hope that Willson could latch on with a team that would... Read More

3 years ago

Josh McCown Visiting Jets

Free agent quarterback Josh McCown is making a visit to the New York Jets. The Jets are of course in desperate need of a QB. Ryan Fitzpatrick had a poor season in 2016 and as a free agent himself is unlikely to return. In house options Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg didn't do much to... Read More

3 years ago

Geno Smith Expected to Sign with New York Giants

According to NJ.Com, the Giants will sign Geno Smith once he completes his physical. A move at the quarterback position was expected, although the specific player wasn't. Eli Manning is 36 and had a relatively poor season in 2016. Geno Smith is probably not the long term answer, but there's a chance he could be.... Read More

3 years ago


Way Too Early Dynasty Mock Draft Analysis - Rounds 2-3

The Rotoballer fantasy football crew got together recently to run a mock dynasty startup draft. Here, I'll give some analysis of the second and third round selections. Make sure to check out yesterday's first-round recap as well. The second and third rounds are, for me, the sweet spot where player values aren't quite as well defined as... Read More

3 years ago

Fantasy Implications - Alshon Jeffery to Philadelphia

Is it Christmas? It sure feels like Christmas! NFL free agency has been inching closer, and on Thursday it finally arrived in all its glory. While many dominoes are still left to fall, some of the big names have already joined new clubs. Among the more interesting transactions, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery signed with the... Read More

3 years ago

Eddie Lacy to Visit Seattle Seahawks

Free-agent running back Eddie Lacy will reportedly make a visit to the Seattle Seahawks. It's not clear what Seattle sees in the former Packer. He's managed just 17 games over the past two seasons, and Green Bay has let it slip that Lacy often struggled to control his weight. Still, he was effective for the... Read More

3 years ago

Steelers Cut Karlos Williams

The Pittsburgh Steelers released the still-suspended running back earlier today. Karlos Williams flashed as a rookie in 2015, posting two 100-yard rushing games and averaging 5.5 yards per attempt. But he's been suspended twice and didn't appear in any games in 2016. The release cost him a shot at backing up Le'Veon Bell. DeAngelo Williams... Read More

3 years ago

Bears Sign Markus Wheaton

Free-agent wide receiver Markus Wheaton has signed with the Chicago Bears. Wheaton played out his rookie contract in Pittsburgh, but despite Martavis Bryant's indefinite suspension and Sammie Coates' inability to make an impact last year, the Steelers decided to let Wheaton walk. The Bears lost Alshon Jeffery to the Eagles earlier today, and they wasted... Read More

3 years ago


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Biggest Surprises of 2019: Running Back

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