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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 Pairing With Chris Paisley In First Zurich Classic

Tommy Fleetwood is set to play in his first Zurich Classic of New Orleans this week, and he'll be teamed up with Chris Paisley. Paisley may not be well known to American fans, but he is a regular on the European Tour and has a win at the BMW Open and a pair of top-fives... Read More

2 years ago

Sergio Garcia Misses Second Consecutive Cut

Sergio Garcia could only muster rounds of 74 and 72, missing the cut at the Valero Texas Open. It was his second straight missed cut at a stroke-play event after missing the Masters cut two weeks prior. It's a concerning trend for the Spaniard, especially given the lack of star power in last week's field.... Read More

2 years ago

Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson Looking For Zurich Classic Redemption

As they did in 2017, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson will team up at this year's Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The pair are hoping things go better than they did a year ago when they missed the cut on the number. Both Rose and Stenson are playing some of the best golf of their... Read More

2 years ago

Jon Rahm Returns To PGA Tour

Two weeks after winning his home country's biggest event, the Open de Espana, Jon Rahm returns to the PGA Tour at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. He will pair up with Wesley Bryan, who missed the cut at the Valero Texas Open last week. Rahm will be making his first start in the team... Read More

2 years ago

Pat Perez Ready To Return After Masters Missed Cut

After missing the cut at the year's first major and taking a week off, Pat Perez is ready to return this week at the Valero Texas Open. Perez last played this event in 2015, where he finished in a tie for 20th. Perez was red-hot to start the season with a win and four top-five... Read More

2 years ago


Tyrrell Hatton Misses Second Cut of 2018

Rounds of 75 and 71 left Tyrrell Hatton on the wrong side of the RBC Heritage cut line, failing to make it to weekend play for the second time in the 2018 season. Hatton has had an up-and-down year with three top-11 finishes and four finishes outside the top 40, including the two missed cuts.... Read More

2 years ago

Paul Casey Misses RBC Heritage Cut

One week after a top-15 finish at the year's first major, Paul Casey missed his first cut of the season at the RBC Heritage. An opening-round 75 put Casey behind the eight ball, and he couldn't make up enough ground with a Friday 71 that saw him finish three strokes shy of the cut line.... Read More

2 years ago

Sergio Garcia The Favorite at Valero Texas Open

Sergio Garcia is the betting favorite to win the Valero Texas Open, and it makes sense. He is the only golfer inside the world top 10 in this week's field, which makes him a class above the rest. And if that isn't enough, he also assisted Greg Norman in the design of the course they... Read More

2 years ago

Jon Rahm Wins Open de Espana

Jon Rahm used a five-under par 67 final round to capture his first Open de Espana in Madrid, recording a 20-under par total to win by two shots over Paul Dunne. He became the sixth Spaniard to win the tournament since 1972, joining Seve Ballesteros and Sergio Garcia, among others. Rahm admitted he found it... Read More

2 years ago

Dustin Johnson Hanging On To World No. 1 Ranking

Dustin Johnson did just enough at the RBC Heritage to keep his world No. 1 ranking. With Justin Thomas taking the week off, Johnson needed to finish better than 32nd to keep his No. 1 spot. Entering Sunday's final round, he was outside the top 40, but a four-under par 67 got him into a... Read More

2 years ago


Patrick Reed Wins First Career Major

Patrick Reed took home his first career major and first green jacket with a one-shot victory over Rickie Fowler at the Masters. Reed led after the second and third rounds and took a three-shot lead into Sunday's final round. After an up-and-down front nine, Reed made clutch putts at 12 and 14 to get to... Read More

2 years ago

Bubba Watson Shows Old Form At Masters

Two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson hadn't finished higher than 37th in his last three trips to Augusta, including a missed cut in last year's event. But he showed why he is always a threat at this golf course, shooting three straight rounds in the 60s to finish the week tied for fifth. Watson will next... Read More

2 years ago

Pat Perez Misses Masters Cut Again

Earlier this year, Pat Perez predicted he would win one of golf's four majors this year, but after missing the cut at the Masters, it will have to happen at one of the other three. An opening round of 73 saw him in position to play the weekend, but a Friday 79 ended his week.... Read More

2 years ago

Tyrell Hatton Improves In Second Masters Start

Unlike last year, Tyrell Hatton played well enough on Thursday and Friday to make the cut and allow himself to play on the weekend at the Masters. In just his second career start he played solid golf, eventually finishing in a tie for 44th. Perhaps Sunday was a sign that Hatton is finally solving this... Read More

2 years ago

Henrik Stenson Has His Best Masters Finish

Prior to 2018, Henrik Stenson's best finish at the Masters was a tie for 14th four years ago. In his 13 career starts, he had only finished inside the top 20 five times and had missed four cuts, including last year. That all changed this week, however, as the Swede played solid golf all four... Read More

2 years ago


Paul Casey Has Strong Masters Finish

Paul Casey used a final-round 65, which included seven birdies and an eagle, to vault himself up the leaderboard into a tie for 15th place. His 65 was just two shots away from being the lowest score in Masters history. “That was fun,” Casey said. “I have not been very good until that streak.” Casey... Read More

2 years ago

Tommy Fleetwood Has Strong Second-Year Masters Showing

Making just his second career start at the famed Augusta course, Tommy Fleetwood had a strong showing at the 2018 Masters, finishing at four-under par in a tie for 15th. Considering Fleetwood missed the cut a year ago, this was a big step in showing that he could one day be contending for the green... Read More

2 years ago

Defending Masters Champion Sergio Garcia Misses Cut

A year after capturing his first green jacket and first major, Sergio Garcia had an abysmal showing at this year's Masters. His opening round was low-lighted by a 13 at the par-five 15th hole, where he put five balls in the water. Things didn't get much better on Friday when he posted a six-over par... Read More

2 years ago

Rory McIlroy Sputters to Masters Finish

Rory McIlroy entered Sunday's final round at Augusta in second place, just three shots back of eventual winner Patrick Reed, with a real shot at his first green jacket to complete the career grand slam. But he was off all day, especially with his iron play, carding five bogeys on his way to a two-over... Read More

2 years ago

Justin Rose Disappoints at Masters

Justin Rose posted a six-under total at this year's Masters, good enough for a tie for 12th. It had to be a bit disappointing for the Englishman, who has finished runner-up here two of the last three years, and he entered the tournament playing some of the best golf of his career. Rose will likely... Read More

2 years ago


Bogey On Par 5 Ends Jon Rahm's Masters Hopes

Jon Rahm made a Sunday charge at Augusta and after birdies at the par-five 13th and par-four 14th, he stood at 12-under par and just two shots back. Unfortunately, he hit his approach on the par-five 15th short and the ball rolled back into the water, leading to a bogey and all but ending his... Read More

2 years ago

Dustin Johnson Notches Third Straight Top-10 Masters Finish

For the third consecutive time, Dustin Johnson finished top 10 at the Masters, but the green jacket continues to elude him. Unlike in previous years, however, he never really threatened the lead. Entering Sunday's final round in 11th place, he shot a solid three-under par to finish in a share for 10th. Johnson is entered... Read More

2 years ago

MFL10 Late-Round ADP Values and Sleepers

For degenerates like me, fantasy football never ends. Sure, there's always dynasty to keep you busy all year, but my heart now belongs to best-ball leagues. If you aren't familiar with a best-ball league, check out our general strategy article for a thorough overview. Once you've looked that over, come back and check out my... Read More

2 years ago

Tyrell Hatton Looking To Erase 2017 Masters Memory

Tyrell Hatton's first experience with Augusta was a dreadful one. The Englishman made his first Masters start in 2017 and got nothing going, shooting 14-over par through the first two rounds that included an opening round 80. Hatton has had success against strong fields, however, with a T11, T3 and a T9 at the last... Read More

2 years ago

Henrik Stenson Posts Second Straight Top-10 Finish

Henrik Stenson is peaking at the right time, coming off his second straight top-10 finish at the Houston Open. Stenson fired rounds of 68, 68, 69 and 69 to finish at 14-under par, five shots back of eventual winner Ian Poulter. Augusta has not been one of Stenson's best courses, however, as he's yet to... Read More

2 years ago


Paul Casey A Real Threat to Win 2018 Masters

Paul Casey has been knocking on the door of his first green jacket for the past three years, and 2018 could be his time. In his last three Masters starts, he's finished sixth, fourth and sixth. He's also playing good golf as he enters the first major of the year, with a win, three top-10s... Read More

2 years ago

Tommy Fleetwood Looking For Masters Redemption

Tommy Fleetwood made his first Masters start in 2017 and it was one to forget. He opened with a Thursday 78 and followed that up with a Friday 74, missing the cut. Fleetwood is playing much better golf as he enters this year's Masters, however, with four top-25's in six starts. Fleetwood has yet to... Read More

2 years ago

Sergio Garcia Trying to Become Fourth Masters Repeat Champion

2017's Masters champion, Sergio Garcia, will try to become just the fourth golfer to ever repeat at the famed Augusta course. Only Jack Nicklaus ('65, '66), Nick Faldo ('89, '90) and Tiger Woods ('01, '02) have ever done it. Garcia has played a limited schedule on the PGA Tour this season with just four starts,... Read More

2 years ago

Rory McIlory One of Favorites To Win 2018 Masters

In his last four starts at Augusta, Rory McIlory has not finished worse than 10th. His game is a great fit tee to green as his high draw is the perfect shape for the majority of the holes, but his putting on Augusta's slippery greens has held him back from winning. If he putts like... Read More

2 years ago

Justin Rose Struggles In Masters Tune-Up

Rounds of 68 and 69 had Justin Rose in contention heading to the weekend at the Houston Open, but back-to-back 72s ended any chance he had and he sputtered to a T52 finish. It was a surprising result for Rose, who has been one of 2018's hottest golfers. Prior to the Houston Open, he had... Read More

2 years ago


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