Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:

NFL    NBA    MLB

Already have an account? Log in here.

[X]

Forgot Password


[X]

About Charlie Kleinheksel - RotoBaller



Charlie Kleinheksel - RotoBaller has written 44 articles so far, you can find them below.


Bears Sign Dion Sims

As noted earlier today, the Chicago Bears were pursuing former Dolphins tight end Dion Sims. They agreed to terms this evening. It's an affordable contract and gives Chicago some depth (and relative youth) behind incumbent Zach Miller. Athletic but raw youngsters Ben Braunecker and MyCole Pruitt get bumped down the depth chart.

3 years ago

Chris Johnson: Still Fast, Still Hungry

In a Sirius XM report, Chris Johnson, most recently with the Arizona Cardinals, says he still has his speed and can still make plays. Johnson is a free agent and likely trying to drum up some interest. He'd certainly be an inexpensive addition for any team. Maybe Chris Johnson can still contribute. His 2016 was... Read More

3 years ago

Titans a Potential Destination for Alshon Jeffery

The Good Morning Football show reported today that the Tennessee Titans are prepared to spend money in free agency. That statement came in the context of discussing the market for Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery is arguably the best available free-agent wide receiver, so he makes sense for any receiver-needy team. Tennessee fits the bill. Rishard Matthews... Read More

3 years ago

Jets to Release Darrelle Revis

According to Brian Costello, the Jets are going to release veteran cornerback Darrelle Revis. Costello, a beat writer for the New York Post, cites unnamed sources, but the move makes a lot of sense. Not only has Revis' play declined, but he carried a $15 million salary cap charge, an exorbitant amount for a team... Read More

3 years ago

Way Too Early 2017 Breakouts - Quarterback

The 2016 season is but a faint memory, and the 2017 season seems ages away. We've yet to go through the NFL combine, let alone the draft. Absent those distractions, this seems like a perfect time to consider which quarterbacks could have breakout campaigns. Unlike the running back position, the QB position is generally quite... Read More

3 years ago


New York Giants Bring Back Will Tye

Will Tye, an exclusive-rights free agent, has been re-signed by the New York Giants. In related moves, the team also re-signed tight end Matt LaCosse and released tight end Larry Donnell. That makes Tye, who took over last season for Donnell, as the leader in the clubhouse to be the starter in 2017. Tye is worth holding... Read More

3 years ago

Luke Willson to Explore Options in Free Agency

Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson is set to be a free agent. Since Seattle already has superstar Jimmy Graham eating up $10 million, it's quite likely Willson leaves town in search of greener pastures. Willson's career resume doesn't leap off the page, but he's very athletic, and the 27-year-old has started 30 games over... Read More

3 years ago

Tyrod Taylor Staying in Buffalo?

The Buffalo News passes on a report that the Bills are more likely than not to keep Tyrod Taylor. Most reports to date have suggested the Bills were likely to cut the rather expensive Taylor. Perhaps Buffalo has taken a look at the free-agent quarterback market and decided they're better off keeping Taylor. A limited... Read More

3 years ago

Darrelle Revis Facing Charges

Newsday reports that New York Jets defensive back Darrelle Revis is facing several criminal charges. An arrest warrant is expected soon. Apart from this incident, Revis' play has notably declined. Since the team has just $1.5 million available currently, releasing Revis could help the Jets rebuild. Cutting Revis would generate about $9 million in cap... Read More

3 years ago

Clayton Geathers Could Move to Linebacker

The Indianapolis safety is considered a solid run defender, and the Colts have a glaring need at linebacker. Nothing is certain yet, but the team has sounded open to the idea. They even experimented with the idea last season, moving Clayton Geathers to linebacker for the Green Bay game. The situation bears monitoring for IDP... Read More

3 years ago


Giants Re-Sign Tight End Matt LaCosse

Matt LaCosse has only appeared in two games, both during his 2015 rookie season. He lost all of 2016 to a torn ACL. The re-signing is interesting primarily because the Giants have already released Larry Donnell, and Will Tye was unimpressive. Before getting injured, LaCosse was making waves in Giants training camp, with some reports... Read More

3 years ago

Alshon Jeffery Could be Highest Paid Wide Receiver

The Chicago Bears wide receiver is arguably the best player at his position in free agency, but Chicago can keep him by applying the franchise tag. According to Jeff Dickerson, that would cost a cool $17.5 million. Because Chicago tagged Alshon Jeffery last year, doing so again would guarantee him 120 percent of last year’s... Read More

3 years ago

Rashad Jennings Released by Giants

According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN Nation, running back Rashad Jennings will be released. The move saves $2.5 million against the salary cap, which helps the relatively light on cap space Giants. Despite missing three games, Jennings still finished as the No. 36 RB in PPR leagues last year, so he could latch on elsewhere... Read More

3 years ago

Eagles Still Interested in Torrey Smith

Reports of a Torrey Smith to Philadelphia trade emerged near last season's trade deadline, but the rumors never came to fruition. Now the rumors are back. Beat writer Mike Lombardo even suggests trading Mychal Kendricks for Smith. As for Smith, his 20-catch, 267-yard performance in 2016 marked his fourth straight season of declining production. It's... Read More

3 years ago

49ers Interested in Jay Cutler

Jason Cole reported that the 49ers may be interested in signing Jay Cutler, albeit as a fallback option if they can't get Kirk Cousins or Jimmy Garoppolo. New San Francisco general manager John Lynch has also spoken favorably about Cutler in the past. In a weak free-agent quarterback class, Cutler may find more than expected... Read More

3 years ago


Biggest Surprises of 2016 - Wide Receivers

We study. We plan. We scour the web. Before any fantasy football season starts, we do everything we can to make our best predictions. Despite our best efforts, we're often surprised by what actually happens. Let's take a look at some of the more surprising wide receiver performances of 2016. Understanding what happened will help... Read More

3 years ago

Joe Mixon Not Invited to Combine

Controversial Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon won't be invited to the 2017 NFL combine. Mixon is regarded as one of the better running back prospects this year, but the lack of a combine invite is probably bad news for his draft stock. Something like 90 percent of drafted running backs were combine invites, which means... Read More

3 years ago

Jason Witten Nearing the End of the Line?

Beat writer Brandon George passed along some interesting quotes from Jason Witten. Witten has just one year left on his contract and didn't sound enthusiastic about playing beyond 2017, although he didn't rule it out, either. Although he's not the player he once was, he's still a fantasy force. He's one of just nine tight... Read More

3 years ago

Biggest Risers and Fallers of 2016: Tight Ends

We're a few days out from the Super Bowl, which means it's not long until the NFL combine. From there it's a hop, skip, and a jump to the NFL draft, and before you know it, we'll be in fantasy football draft season. To make the best plans for 2017, it helps to understand what... Read More

3 years ago

Biggest Risers and Fallers of 2016 - Running Backs

The running back position is arguably fantasy football's most volatile. Preseason expectations often go flying out the window once the season begins, and every year sees plenty of surprises, both good and bad. That never stops us from trying to make sense of what happened, with an eye toward making better prognostications next time around.... Read More

3 years ago


Jamaal Charles Moving Out, Spencer Ware Moving Up?

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles posted an update on his personal blog detailing his recent injuries and recovery, along with his desire to continue his career. We'd love to see Charles in action again, but after ending another season on Injured Reserve, will the cap-strapped Chiefs keep him? Releasing the 30-year-old running back... Read More

3 years ago

Steelers To Move On From Ladarius Green?

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin recently suggested that the team needed to evaluate whether Ladarius Green fits into their long-term plans. It's a fair question after an ankle injury and concussion issues limited him to just six appearances in 19 total games this year. For his part, Green says he's training hard for 2017. Pittsburgh... Read More

3 years ago

Teddy Bridgewater to Miss 2017, Sam Bradford to Start

According to Jason Cole at Bleacher Report, Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is almost certain to miss the 2017 season. That means Sam Bradford is almost certain to be the Vikings' starter next year. Bradford has just one year remaining on his contract. Combined with Bridgewater's uncertain future, Minnesota could soon find themselves drafting another quarterback or... Read More

3 years ago

Page 2 of 2«12

More Recent Articles

 

Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 15

It is almost inconceivable that we are progressing into the second week of fantasy postseason matchups. Congratulations to those of you whose teams are still competing in the playoffs. Your meticulous planning during the draft process and the regular season has been rewarded with an opportunity to win your leagues' championships. This critical week provides the opportunity to... Read More


Week 15 Tight End Waiver Wire Picks and Streamers

If your fantasy football season is over, either because you did not make your league’s playoffs or because you have had enough of failing in DFS contests, then this column is not for you. Congratulations if you HAVE qualified for your fantasy league’s playoffs! To reach the postseason you must have received some decent play... Read More


Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 15

Week 15 is upon us, which means that even the holdovers who play in leagues with four team playoffs and no byes are now in fantasy playoff mode. This is it: the home stretch. Are there any wide receivers left on the waiver wire who can help you in the playoffs? Let's look at some... Read More


Quarterback Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers - Week 15

The first week of the fantasy playoffs in almost in the books, and if you're fortunate enough to have advanced then it's already time to start thinking about Week 15 lineups, especially for those who stream quarterbacks. Luckily, there are plenty of viable options available as eliminated owners have stopped making moves, and if you... Read More


Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

You have to love fantasy football. You have to, otherwise you would have given up by now. In a week that most likely represented the first matchup of the fantasy playoffs or a must-win in some form for the vast majority of players, we were treated to the following: Alvin Kamara netting three fantasy points,... Read More


Waiver Wire Express - Week 15 Lightning Round

An injury-laden Week 14 decided many matchups, with several big names going down in a Red Wedding-esque affair. Not only was Josh Jacobs was a late inactive, but Jared Cook, Devante Parker, Albert Wilson all left with concussions, Mike Evans pulled up with a hamstring injury, Calvin Ridley and Ryan Griffin hurt their ankles, Derrius... Read More


Fantasy Football News and Injuries - Running Updates

Below is a quick-hit list of running notes on relevant injuries and player news, including pre-game reports and live in-game updates. Stay tuned for updates all throughout the week and on Sunday morning game day:   Week 14 Josh Jacobs (shoulder) has officially been ruled out. Jared Cook has been ruled out of the game after... Read More


Week 14 Chat - Live Fantasy Football Game Day Q&A

It's Sunday Morning Week 14... Do You Know Who to Start? Each Sunday morning of the NFL season, RotoBaller's experts will be moderating the industry's leading live chat room and answering a bunch of your fantasy football questions, from around 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM ET. Come join in on the fun, and get your... Read More


Updated Week 14 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 14 RotoBallers. Below are our updated consensus Week 14 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries, player news and rankings updates: Josh Jacobs (shoulder) has officially been ruled out. Will Fuller (hamstring) is expected to miss Week 14. Adam Thielen (hamstring) has officially been ruled out. Le'Veon Bell... Read More


Fantasy Football Mailbag - Q&A for Week 14

This article's content may vary week-to-week, but generally, it will be answering questions fielded from either the @RotoBallerNFL twitter account or my personal one (@RotoSurgeon). This week, the focus is on start/sit questions, and there were plenty. Every week, many of us struggle with which quarterback to start, or who to flex, and I am... Read More


Fantasy Football Starts and Sits: Matchups Analysis for Week 14

Welcome to our Week 14 matchup analysis and start/sit column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every single contest from the Sunday slate in one convenient location, helping you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. Be sure to check back regularly because this article will be updated as news comes in regarding injuries and other... Read More


Monday Night Fantasy Football Starts/Sits - Week 14

Finally, we had a good fantasy matchup last week. And now, as punishment, we get this. The Eagles against the Giants is a good rivalry game. But for fantasy? Not so much. Even key players Saquon Barkley and Carson Wentz have been severely disappointing in 2019. The game is not going to be something to... Read More


Wide Receiver Matchups To Target In Week 14

In Week 13, Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill were the high-end options that had great matchups. Adams had a huge two-touchdown game while Hill only came up with 55 scoreless yards, falling victim to game flow as the Chiefs led from start to finish, scoring a defensive touchdown in the process. Several of the wide receivers... Read More


Week 14 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football weekly rankings, tiers, player news and stats for the 2019 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings     Fantasy... Read More


Week 14-16 Playoff Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

The playoffs are here, and that means we're going to do things a little differently. I want to take a look at the playoffs as a whole (and in this case we are considering Weeks 14-16) and determine which DSTs you can ride all the way through and which ones you should stream this week.... Read More