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About Cliff Clinton - RotoBaller

A stand-up comedian (at one point in his life) and content marketing professional, Cliff lives in Houston, TX with his fiancee and the ever-present feeling of humidity.

Cliff Clinton - RotoBaller has written 70 articles so far, you can find them below.


What Do You Do With Melvin Gordon?

Two things have made Melvin Gordon such a treasured fantasy asset in his career: reliability and workload. Back in the days when fantasy football players were spending assets on guys like Arian Foster and Eddie Lacy, it was more important that the player you had drafted was staying on the field consistently. The 2015-2017 version... Read More

3 weeks ago

Around the League Pop Quiz: NFC West

I always enjoy saving the NFC West for last because, in a lot of ways, it's always felt the closest to home for me. I grew up in Orange County, California, born right before the Raiders and the Rams made their way west. Even though my city was an hour south of Los Angeles, the... Read More

2 months ago

Around The NFL Pop Quiz: NFC East

We're officially in the last week of preseason. Cuts are done. There are very few "sleepers" that haven't been written about, or who you can get at an affordable price. So I'll save the long, drawn-out introduction for my last article in this series. For now, thanks for reading this long, and if you're yet... Read More

2 months ago

Around the League Pop Quiz: NFC South

I've been a little jaded writing some of these articles, not for any reason other than wondering if the creeping feeling of "everyone is listening to/writing all of the same advice" was starting to creep in a little heavier. I had many of the same sleepers/avoids as Matthew Berry, I've been tending to agree with... Read More

3 months ago

Around the NFL Pop Quiz: AFC West

The average NFL career is 3.3 years. This isn't every guy on the training camp type misleading analysis, this is for the guys who make the opening day roster, though as Terry Crews reminded the cast of "Ask Me Another" on a recent episode, sometimes it takes a guy (like Crews) seven real years to... Read More

3 months ago


Around the NFL Pop Quiz: NFC North

In an effort to write these columns before the start of the season, I ask a lot of people their thoughts on everyone under the sun in fantasy. None of these interactions are as rewarding when I ask my wife her thoughts on her favorite team, the Green Bay Packers. They aren't, uh, thorough. Me:... Read More

3 months ago

Around the NFL Pop Quiz: AFC South

There are some sleepers that I personally won't recommend. I refer to it as the "friends at work" rule. If you're reading this, you play fantasy football. If you play fantasy football, you're likely to talk about it with someone else. If you talk about it with someone else, it's very likely that at the... Read More

3 months ago

Around the NFL Pop Quiz: AFC North

My wife and I have started to watch Hard Knocks again, as is tradition along with writing these columns and bickering with my fantasy football league about rule changes that we don't need as much as would like to spar about for no reason other than we're all in our late 20's now and act... Read More

3 months ago

Around the NFL Pop Quiz: AFC East

In 2018, after writing some uninspiring articles prompting me to wonder if I was producing anything of value or simply parroting the same advice that most of the fantasy internet had already trumpeted, I challenged myself. Not in any sort of meaningful way, like losing the excess weight or teaching myself coding or something like... Read More

3 months ago

Dynasty Football Mock Draft Analysis (Rounds 4-9)

As we await the Super Bowl, the RotoBaller staff has already started preparing for the 2019 season with a Way Too Early Dynasty League Startup Mock Draft. We've just put a bow on this thing, after spending the last couple of weeks making excuses about each pick, insulting each other, and generally having the time... Read More

9 months ago


Who Will (Try to) Replace Melvin Gordon?

The fifth-best running back in PPR through 11 weeks. A seven-game touchdown streak. Your RB1. The engine that made the Los Angeles Chargers run. You could call Melvin Gordon a lot of things, and for fantasy purposes, there aren't a lot of worse losses in 2018. Hell, I've seen more than once the equivalent of... Read More

12 months ago

Rebuilding Your Dynasty Franchise Through the Trade Market

I have six fantasy leagues. When I get asked my co-workers and friends like clockwork on Monday how I did each weekend in fantasy, my answer is almost always 5-1, or 4-2. Sure, I've had a week or two where I've gotten to say "undefeated" casually while I pour the coffee into my cup without looking, super... Read More

1 year ago

2018 Mid-Season Fantasy Football Awards

Like Ty Montgomery deciding haphazardly to come out of the end zone and getting himself shipped off to Baltimore, I'm here to talk about mid-season rankings. You'll be reminded time and time again that the season is technically halfway over, including the postseason, which can either be a reassuring thought as you attempt to go... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Pop Quiz - Week 6 Lineup

In an effort to expand my horizons, I've gotten involved with a bit of a... strange club at work. It came up organically, one co-worker to another, over a quick in-office chat. How familiar was I with card games? Oh yeah, I knew where this was going. "Pretty good," I said, "and even when I'm... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Pop Quiz - Week 5 Lineup Questions

Normally I try to write this column somewhere around mid-week, usually in the vein of trying to spend some quality time with my wife, work out a reasonable amount, and get my dog to stop biting my hand long enough to tire her out. Usually it doesn't mean I wait until Thursday to meet that... Read More

1 year ago


Week 4 Lineup Questions - Fantasy Football Pop Quiz

We are officially in the BYE week zone. Yes, three weeks in, we're reminded that the NFL tends to structure it's BYE weeks somewhat unevenly, and just as harshly, we've probably built our teams unevenly as well. Almost every fantasy platform you use to draft shows you what the BYE week is for every player,... Read More

1 year ago

Week 3 Lineup Questions - Fantasy Football Pop Quiz

Last year about this time, I challenged myself to ask the question about fantasy players: do I believe something, or can I prove it? The idea remains pretty simple, that its nearly impossible to really prove something about a guy only two weeks in, and that if you can somehow prove it now, it's imperative to act on it.... Read More

1 year ago

Week 2 Lineup Questions - Fantasy Football Pop Quiz

I tend to abide by a pretty simple rule when it comes to drafting players; unless something is unexpectedly wrong with them, I don't make a lot of shifts between Weeks 1 and 2 (or through Week 3, for that matter.) If you drafted Mike Williams and he didn't get as much target share as... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Pop Quiz - Week 1 Lineup Questions

It's officially in the air. For the beginners, you've logged your first draft, you've probably looked at your lineup a few dozen times, and you're just waiting to see what happens next. For the veterans, it's just the beginning. There are enough good or great drafts in everyone's books, but the truth is well known;... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Pop Quiz - NFC East

There may be no more exciting division for fantasy football production than the NFC East. It's true today and it was true in 2017, though the headlines have changed slightly. The Dallas Cowboys looked like the favorite after handing over the reigns fully to Dak Prescott, the Washington Redskins were finally going to unleash Josh... Read More

1 year ago


Fantasy Football Pop Quiz - NFC West

Call me a little biased. Ok, call me a lot biased. But as a San Francisco 49ers fan who is totally not upset about the Jerick McKinnon thing, I'm most optimistic about the NFC West and all the potential that it holds for fantasy football. Even if there's a visible gap in top talent and... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Pop Quiz - NFC South

It's about time for the NFC South to get rolling again, with another year of high expectations that the division will almost certainly have a hard time living up to. Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. A fourth team that I'm contractually... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Pop Quiz - NFC North

In an effort to write these columns before the start of the season, I thought I'd get some help on this issue. So I asked my wife, who is a big Green Bay Packers fan, what her thoughts were on the 2018 fantasy football season. As a note, my wife is a highly regarded researcher... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Pop Quiz - AFC West

It's been a long time since it looked like this Western conference was the best in the whole division. What, with their talent on both offense and defense, their litany of stars and excitement, and so many amazing options at both RB, so much..... Oh, the AFC West. My apologies. They are, uh, mostly fine. But really,... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Pop Quiz - AFC South

In lieu of a fun, clever fantasy football related story to get you excited about the AFC South, the best division I've covered so far in this series, I'll simply show you an email I received from my grandmother, who was giving my mother fantasy football advice. Before reading, take a second and think about... Read More

1 year ago


Fantasy Football Pop Quiz - AFC North

Mrs. Clinton (my wife, not the politician) is a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan, so when she tells you that the players she wants on her team for her second fantasy season are among the many Lambeau Leapers, you might just smile politely and roll your eyes. But she'll also happily tell you about how... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Pop Quiz - AFC East

I was not ready to come back to fantasy football. I suspected that to be the case when I started using Sundays to walk my recently rescued dog around the park, or hitting the grocery store in the morning. I had a strong feeling I wasn't ready when we enjoyed the World Cup and baseball... Read More

1 year ago

RotoBaller's Early 2018 Redraft Football Mock - Round 1

The great thing about playing your favorite game with true fantasy degenerates is that there is never an "off" time for the game. It feels like yesterday we started drafting, both in eulogy to the 2017 fantasy football season, and a eulogy to when the RotoBaller writing team started our in-house PPR draft, which has... Read More

2 years ago

Biggest Breakouts of 2017 - Tight End

After spending the entirety of early January rating the hot or not's for fantasy football, I settled in to enjoy playoff football. Between basically living between postseason college and pro football, as well as some real-life stuff that got in the way of my regular writing schedule, I enjoyed the most uneven playoff schedule in... Read More

2 years ago

Biggest Breakouts at Quarterback - 2017 Year in Review

If you have to build a football team, start with the QB first. If you have to build a fantasy football team, you can do one of three things: Pick a surefire guy in the second or third round, confident that the player you picked will be a lock, worry about nothing else. Roll the... Read More

2 years ago


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