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About Chris Mangano - RotoBaller

I'm a Southern California sports fan - Lakers, Ducks, Angels - and the Washington Redskins (long story) who used to record Barry Sanders games on VHS tapes. I developed a passion for fantasy football and decided to start blogging/writing about my findings. I started my own personal training business in 2011. When not spending hours researching for fantasy football I enjoy playing chess and visiting Disneyland with my wife.

Chris Mangano - RotoBaller has written 95 articles so far, you can find them below.


Week 16 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 16 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning... Read More

12 months ago

Week 15 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 15 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning... Read More

12 months ago

Week 14 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 14 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning... Read More

12 months ago

Week 13 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 13 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning... Read More

1 year ago

Week 12 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 12 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning... Read More

1 year ago


Week 11 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 11 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning... Read More

1 year ago

Week 10 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 10 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning... Read More

1 year ago

Week 9 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 9 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning... Read More

1 year ago

Week 8 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 8 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning... Read More

1 year ago

Week 7 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 7 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning... Read More

1 year ago


Week 6 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 6 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning... Read More

1 year ago

Week 5 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 5 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning... Read More

1 year ago

Week 4 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 4 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning... Read More

1 year ago

Week 3 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 3 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning... Read More

1 year ago

Week 3 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 2)

Welcome to our Week 3 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the late slate of games, beginning... Read More

1 year ago


Week 2 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns

Welcome to our Week 2 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. Getting off to a good start is imperative in the... Read More

1 year ago

Week 1 Matchups Analysis - Fantasy Football Advice

It's here, it's finally here! The 2018 NFL season is upon us and that means so is fantasy football. We all know how important start/sit decisions are in fantasy, and I'm here to help. Unlike other articles that cover just a few players at each position, I am analyzing every player, for every game either... Read More

1 year ago

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The Method to the Matchups Madness - An In-Depth Look

Last year was my first year writing the matchups column for RotoBaller, and let me tell you it was a bear. Covering 12-14 games every week, and having to write about every single relevant player from each team is a time-consuming task no one should have to embark on. So when I signed up to... Read More

1 year ago

PPR Targets - Undervalued Tight Ends

Drafting tight ends in fantasy is like eating your vegetables at dinner. You know you should, but you really don't want to. Only three tight ends in PPR leagues, Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce, and Zach Ertz averaged over 12 points per game in 2017. On a points-per-game basis, the TE4 (Evan Engram) and TE20 (Vernon Davis)... Read More

1 year ago

Three Overvalued Running Backs - Potential ADP Busts

Running backs are the rocks of fantasy football teams, but they are not without risk. One of the most volatile positions due to injuries and teams using a committee approach, avoiding a bust at the position has become paramount to drafters. While you can't control your stud running back getting hurt, or getting benched for... Read More

1 year ago


Three Overvalued Quarterbacks - Potential ADP Busts

Quarterback is one of the most predictable and deepest positions in fantasy, so it is not a spot where you want to take risks. Sure, you could draft Aaron Rodgers early, or you could wait and get Philip Rivers really late. There are many ways to play the quarterback position, and the only thing that... Read More

1 year ago

NFL Preseason Week 3 Review - Fantasy Impact

Week 3 of the NFL preseason is typically a dress rehearsal for teams and we get the best idea yet of how players will be used. While some NFL teams still chose to rest their starters, many inexplicably didn't. Unfortunately, we also had a major injury with Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee going down for the... Read More

1 year ago

Updated Late-Round Running Back Targets For ZeroRB Drafters

Two weeks ago I brought you my first installment of late-round running backs to target if you choose to go ZeroRB in your drafts this year. With two preseason games in the books, and more information, things have changed in the running back landscape and I am giving my first update. This article will cover... Read More

1 year ago

Updated Mid-Round Running Backs To Target For ZeroRB Drafters

Two weeks ago I brought you my first installment of mid-round running backs to target if you choose to go ZeroRB in your drafts this year. With two preseason games in the books, and more information, things have changed in the running back landscape and I am giving my first update. This article will cover... Read More

1 year ago

NFL Preseason Week 2 Review - Fantasy Impact

As teams have now played two exhibition games, things are starting to get more clear. You'll hear a lot of overreaction from other sites, but we're here to tell you what really matters this early in the exhibition season. There are two things that really matter this early in the preseason: injuries and player roles.... Read More

1 year ago


Five Mid-Round Must Have Players

With just two weeks left in preseason, the NFL regular season is right around the corner. That means fantasy drafts are ramping up everywhere. In every draft, I have players that I consider "must-haves," players I will reach a round or two early on to secure them on my roster. Here are five of my... Read More

1 year ago

George Kittle (TE, SF) - 2018 Fantasy Football Draft Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target ~105 CURRENT ADP: ~115 ANALYSIS: ADP:  With Evan Engram having such a good rookie season, another rookie tight end, George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers, kind of got forgotten. However, Kittle himself had quite a first year, with 43 catches for 515 yards and two touchdowns. He did this while playing less than 60% of the team’s snaps... Read More

1 year ago

Jared Cook (TE, OAK) - 2018 Fantasy Football Draft Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target ~170 CURRENT ADP: ~180 ANALYSIS: ADP:  Oakland Raiders tight end Jared Cook had a bit of a breakout season in 2017, with 54 catches and 688 yards on his way to a TE12 finish. Playing his first year for the Oakland Raiders, he was targeted 86 times, second-most of his career. Michael Crabtree was cut in... Read More

1 year ago

Charles Clay (TE, BUF) - 2018 Fantasy Football Draft Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target ~170 CURRENT ADP: ~180 ANALYSIS: Buffalo Bills tight end Charles Clay was off to a good start in 2017 before suffering an injury in Week 5. In his first four healthy games, he had 18 receptions, 227 yards, and two touchdowns. That would be a 72/908/8 pace over a full 16 game season. The Bills... Read More

1 year ago

Five Tight End ADP Draft Values

As the NFL season approaches, and leagues begin to host their fantasy drafts, we have a pretty good idea of where most players will be drafted. While the early rounds are chock full of studs and obvious picks, it's the middle and late rounds that will truly make or break your draft. We already looked... Read More

1 year ago


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Updated Week 14 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

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Fantasy Football Starts and Sits: Matchups Analysis for Week 14

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Monday Night Fantasy Football Starts/Sits - Week 14

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Fantasy Football News and Injuries - Running Updates

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Wide Receiver Matchups To Target In Week 14

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Week 14 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

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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


Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Week 14

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NFL Survivor Pool Picks (Week 14) - Targets and Avoids

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Week 14 Stream Team - Free Agent and Bye-Week Streamers

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Playoffs Panic Room? Outlooks for Slumping WRs and RBs

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