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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 191 articles so far, you can find them below.


Tommy Fleetwood Ties For 20th at BMW PGA Championship

A Saturday 77 was Tommy Fleetwood's only hiccup on his way to a seven-under par finish at the BMW PGA Championship. Fleetwood posted rounds of 70, 68 and 66 in his other three rounds and played well overall. It gives him some momentum heading into the U.S. Open in a couple weeks, an event he... Read More

2 years ago

Rory McIlroy Finishes Second at BMW PGA Championship

After opening rounds of 65 and 67, Rory McIlroy was in prime position to win the BMW PGA Championship heading to the weekend. But rounds of 71 and 70, coupled with rounds of 66 and 68 from eventual winner Francesco Molinari, left McIlroy alone in second place two shots behind. Still, it was a good... Read More

2 years ago

Justin Rose Wins Fort Worth Invitational

Justin Rose picked up his second win on tour in 2018, winning by three shots over Brooks Koepka at the Fort Worth Invitational. Rose never fired a round worse than 66, using two 66s and two 64s to power his way to victory. Rose is having one of his best seasons on tour with two... Read More

2 years ago

Jon Rahm Posts Top-5 Finish At Forth Worth Invitational

Jon Rahm continued his good play with a top-five finish at the Fort Worth Invitational. Rahm shot rounds of 68, 70, 64 and 68 for a solid 10-under par. Rahm will take the next two weeks off before playing in his third U.S. Open. In his previous two attempts, he has a missed cut and... Read More

2 years ago

Sergio Garcia Misses Fourth Cut

Sergio Garcia missed another cut at the AT&T Byron Nelson, his fourth missed cut in his last five events. The only time he made it to weekend play over that stretch was his 70th-place finish at the Players Championship. It's been arguably the worst stretch of Garcia's career, and it's hard to see him coming... Read More

2 years ago


Justin Rose Looks To Continue Hot Start

Justin Rose has elected to play the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial this week, something he has not done in recent years. He typically takes a break after the Players Championship before returning for the U.S. Open, though he has played the Memorial a few times as well. It may be a smart move for... Read More

2 years ago

Jon Rahm Making First Start Since Players

Jon Rahm is set to make his first start since the Players Championship, playing the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial this week. Rahm, coming off a T63 at the Players, finished second at Colonial a year ago and has to be considered one of the favorites. The Spaniard has made 10 of his 11 cuts... Read More

2 years ago

Pat Perez's Struggles Continue at Players

After a promising start to the 2018 season, Pat Perez has struggled of late, missing three of his last four cuts, including at last week's Players Championship. An opening-round 76 was too much to overcome, as he missed the cut by two shots. Perez's only made cut in his last four starts was the team... Read More

2 years ago

Tyrrell Hatton Failes To Make Players Cut

In just his second start at the Players Championship, Tyrrell Hatton failed to make the cut. Looking to build on his T41 finish a year ago in his first Players start, Hatton got off to a poor start with an opening 75. He was unable to go low enough Friday to make it to the... Read More

2 years ago

Henrik Stenson Solid at Players

Apart from an opening-round 68 that had him two shots off the lead, Henrik Stenson was solid but unspectacular at the Players Championship on his way to a T23 finish. While he shot a four-under total over the last three rounds, he failed to break 70 in any one round. Still, it was a solid... Read More

2 years ago


Tommy Fleetwood Makes Big Strides at Players

In just his second start at the Players Championship, Tommy Fleetwood showed that he could be a threat to win one day with a T7 finish. He shot under par in all four rounds and only failed to break 70 once. This comes a year after he finished T41 in his first start. Fleetwood now... Read More

2 years ago

Sergio Garcia Struggles Over The Weekend

Sergio Garcia entered the weekend at the Players Championship in a tie for 11th, just three shots out of second place, but rounds of 75 and 76 dropped him all the way back to 70th. On the plus side, he made it to the weekend for the first time in his last four events. Still,... Read More

2 years ago

Rory McIlroy Misses Players Cut

After an opening-round 71, Rory McIlroy was just three shots back of the lead at the Players Championship, but a second-round 74 left him outside of the cut line and sent him home for the weekend. It was McIlroy's third missed cut in nine events on the PGA Tour in 2018. McIlroy is currently not... Read More

2 years ago

Justin Rose Finishes 23rd at Players Championship

For as good as Justin Rose is, he has not had much success at the Players, so a T23 finish had to feel pretty good. After a solid opening-round 68, rounds of 72 and 73 took him out of contention. But he finished with a final-round 66 that included eight birdies. Rose will take a... Read More

2 years ago

Jon Rahm Struggles On Saturday Again at Players

In his second straight appearance at the Players Championship, Jon Rahm struggled on Saturday. Last year, a Saturday 82 caused him to miss the secondary cut, and this year a Saturday 77 all but ended any hope he had, as he eventually settled for a T63 finish. Rahm will take a week off before playing... Read More

2 years ago


Dustin Johnson Loses World No. 1 Ranking

With a T17 finish at the Players Championship, Dustin Johnson's 15-month reign as world No. 1 came to an end at the hands of Justin Thomas. Johnson needed to finish inside the top 11 to comfortably hold on to the top spot, but a final-round 72 on a day most players shot under par dropped... Read More

2 years ago

Paul Casey Withdraws From Players Championship

Just three days after finishing T5 at the Wells Fargo Championship, Paul Casey informed officials for the Players Championship that he was withdrawing due to a back injury. Prior to Casey withdrawing, the event was slated to feature every golfer in the top-50 of the official world rankings, something that hadn't happened in over two... Read More

2 years ago

Tommy Fleetwood Misses Wells Fargo Cut

Tommy Fleetwood missed his first cut of the 2018 season after consecutive rounds of 74 were not enough to make it into weekend play. It was a surprising finish for Fleetwood, who hadn't finished worst than 37th on tour this year and had only two finishes outside the top 25. He'll get a chance to... Read More

2 years ago

Sergio Garcia Looking To End Cut Streak

For the first time since 2003, Sergio Garcia has missed three straight cuts on the PGA Tour. Garcia has a great chance to end the streak at the Players Championship this week, an event he won in 2008, and he is the tournament's all-time money leader. He hasn't missed a cut here since 2003, either.... Read More

2 years ago

Rory McIlroy Bitten By Bad Round at Wells Fargo

Rory McIlroy turned in three solid rounds and one poor round on his way to a T16 finish at the Wells Fargo Championship. This time it was a Friday 76 that was too much for the Irishman to overcome, as he combined for eight-under par in his other three rounds on his way to a... Read More

2 years ago


Justin Rose Looking For First Players Win

Justin Rose has not had much success at TPC Sawgrass; in his 14 Players starts, he's made only eight cuts and has just one top-10 finish. In fact, he has only finished inside the top 35 three times. Rose has been playing excellent golf in 2018, however, and perhaps his time is now. Despite his... Read More

2 years ago

Jon Rahm Looking To Improve In Second Players Start

Jon Rahm made his first start at the Players Championship in 2017, and it did not go well for the Spaniard. After opening with rounds of 68 and 72, he fired a dismal 82 on Saturday to miss the secondary cut. This course does not suit his game, but he should improve his second time... Read More

2 years ago

Dustin Johnson Making 10th Players Start

Dustin Johnson will be making his 10th start at the Players Championship, a course he has historically not had success at. Last year, he was in possibly the best form of his career and he could only post a T12 finish, his best ever finish at TPC Sawgrass and his only finish inside the top... Read More

2 years ago

Paul Casey Returns To Action At Wells Fargo Championship

It's been three weeks since Paul Casey missed the cut at the RBC Heritage, but he returns to action this week at the Wells Fargo Championship. Prior to his missed cut, Casey had been playing great golf with four straight top-15 finishes, including a win at the Valspar Championship. Casey finished T12 at this event... Read More

2 years ago

Tommy Fleetwood and Chris Paisley Finish T4 at Zurich Classic

The sneaky European duo of Tommy Fleetwood and Chris Paisley did not disappoint, finishing in a tie for fourth at 19-under par. Fleetwood was especially good, shooting six-under par in both of the four-ball days. Fleetwood will make his second consecutive start this week at the Wells Fargo Championship, an event he is playing for... Read More

2 years ago


Rory McIlroy Returns For Wells Fargo Championship

Rory McIlroy returns to competition for this week's Wells Fargo Championship. The Irishman hasn't played a competitive round since finishing tied for fifth at this year's Masters. McIlroy last played at the Wells Fargo in 2016, finishing in a tie for fourth. He may need to knock off some rust, but he will be one... Read More

2 years ago

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson Finish 19th at Zurich Classic

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson formed one of the strongest teams on paper at the Zurich Classic but could only muster a T19 finish. The two foursome rounds is what did them in, as they combined to shoot just even par over those two days while shooting a combined 14-under par over the two four-ball... Read More

2 years ago

Jon Rahm and Wesley Bryan Miss Zurich Classic Cut

Jon Rahm and Wesley Bryan got off to a good start at the Zurich Classic, firing a first-round 66, but a second-round 75 left them two shots shy of making the cut. The pair had only one birdie between them on Day 2 to go along with four bogeys. Rahm was coming off a fourth-place... Read More

2 years ago

NFL Draft 2018 - Second and Third Round Reaction

The second and third rounds of the NFL draft proved to be loaded with potential fantasy assets as we saw five running backs, six wide receivers, two tight ends and one quarterback go off the board. If a player doesn't get drafted in one of the first three rounds, their chances of a successful NFL... Read More

2 years ago

Pat Perez's Struggles Continue, Misses Another Cut

Pat Perez missed his second straight cut at the Valero Texas Open, shooting rounds of 72 and 74 for a two-over par finish. He missed the cut two weeks ago at the Masters as well and has just one finish inside the top 35 in his last six starts. Perhaps he will get a boost... Read More

2 years ago


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