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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.


Jon Rahm Making Second Masters Start

Jon Rahm will be making his second start at the Masters this week. He had a respectable first showing in 2017, finishing three-over tied for 27th. Rahm was unable to break 70 in any of his rounds, however, and only broke par once with a Friday 70. Rahm has a win and two top-10s on... Read More

2 years ago

Dustin Johnson Looking For First Green Jacket

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson will be making his eighth Masters start and is one of the favorite's to take home the green jacket. In his previous two starts at Augusta, Johnson has finishes of T6 and T4, so he's trending in the right direction. Don't let his surprising result at the WGC Dell Match... Read More

2 years ago

Paul Casey Loses In Playoff at WGC Dell Match Play

For Paul Casey, advancing past the group stage at the WGC Dell Match Play came down to a playoff with Kyle Stanley. Both Casey and Stanley finished the group-stage matches with a 2-1-0 record, so a playoff was needed to determine who would advance. Each made par at the first hole, and on the second... Read More

2 years ago

Tommy Fleetwood Plays Well But Fails to Advance

Tommy Fleetwood finished group play at the WGC Dell Match Play with a 2-1-0 record, but failed to advance. His only loss of the group-play matches was to Ian Poulter in the first round, 3-2. Poulter would go on to advance after winning all of his group-play matches. Fleetwood will skip the Houston Open this... Read More

2 years ago

Sergio Garcia Makes It To Elimination Round

Sergio Garcia went an impressive 3-0-0 in group play at the WGC Dell Match Play but fell to Kyle Stanley 3-1 in the round of 16. It was a solid showing for the Spaniard, who will now take a week of rest before heading to Augusta for the Masters. Garcia captured his first green jacket... Read More

2 years ago


Rory McIlroy Struggles at Match Play

Rory McIlroy failed to advance past the group stage at the 2018 WGC Dell Match Play event. He lost his opening match 2-1 to Peter Uihlein, lost 2-1 to Johnattan Vegas in the second round and 5-3 to Brian Harman in the final match. McIlroy should still be confident, however, as he heads to the... Read More

2 years ago

Justin Rose Ready For Masters Tune-Up

As is his usual plan before the Masters, Justin Rose will play this week's Houston Open as a tune-up for the year's first major. Rose used a T15 finish here in 2017 to help prepare him for his eventual runner-up finish at that year's Masters. Rose is off to one of the best starts of... Read More

2 years ago

Jon Rahm Struggles at Dell Match Play

Jon Rahm failed to make it out of group play at the WGC Dell Match Play, going 0-2-1. It was a disappointing result for Rahm, who finished as the runner-up at this event a year ago. Rahm halved his opening match with Keegan Bradley, who is always tough in this format, but then lost to... Read More

2 years ago

Dustin Johnson Goes Winless In Group Play

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson was a surprising 0-3-0 in the group play at the WGC Dell Match Play, failing to make it into the elimination rounds. Johnson lost to Bernd Weisberger 3-1 in the opening match, then fell to Adam Hadwin 4-3 before finally losing to eventual runner-up Kevin Kisner 4-3. Johnson will take... Read More

2 years ago

Rory McIlroy Loses First Group Stage Match

Coming off a dominating performance at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a three shot victory over Bryson DeChambeu, Rory McIlroy had a bit of a let down today after losing to Peter Uihlein 2 & 1 in his WGC Dell Match Play opening match. The road doesn't get much easier for McIlroy, who will next face... Read More

2 years ago


Justin Rose Finishes Third at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Justin Rose posted back to back rounds of 67 on the weekend and finished solo third in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Rose flirted with the lead throughout Sunday but could never get over the hump, eventually finishing four shots back of winner Rory McIlroy. As was the case last year, Rose will... Read More

2 years ago

John Rahm Halves First Group Stage Match

John Rahm opened his group stage play at the WGC Dell Match Play with a halve against Keegan Bradley. He was lucky to escape with a half, as Bradley bogeyed two of the last three holes with a 2 up lead. Rahm's main competition in this group, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, beat Chez Reavie. Rahm and Aphibarnrat... Read More

2 years ago

Tiger Woods' Incredible Comeback Continues

Tiger Woods may not have won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but for a moment Sunday it felt like he would. A back-nine charge, highlighted by three birdies in four holes, got him within one shot of the lead. But an errant tee shot on the par-five 16th and a bogey on the par-three 17th all... Read More

2 years ago

Branden Grace Draws Tough Group

Branden Grace drew Marc Leishman's group, and they'll be joined by Bubba Watson. All three are experienced in match play style events from President Cup and Ryder Cup matches. Grace failed to make it out of the group stage in 2017, going 1-2, and has a tough test ahead. Still, his pedigree in this type... Read More

2 years ago

Xander Schauffele Draws Sergio Garcia's Group

Xander Schauffele is among a handful of young players who drew the group of Sergio Garcia. Schauffele will be joined by Dylan Frittelli and Shubhankar Sharma. Frittelli won an NCAA title with Texas while Sharma is a 21-year-old from India who finished tied for ninth at the last WGC event in Mexico. This is Schauffele's... Read More

2 years ago


Francesco Molinari Finding Rythym

After a rough start to the year that saw him miss a cut and fail to finish inside the top 40, Francesco Molinari now has finishes of T25 and T26 in his last two events. He'll need that momentum this week at the WGC Dell Match Play, an event he typically struggles at. If that... Read More

2 years ago

Pat Perez Has Difficult Road In Group Play

Pat Perez will have to contend with one of the toughest groups if he is to improve on his 2017 performance in the WGC Dell Match Play, where he failed to get out of the group stage. In 2018, he draws 2015 champion Gary Woodland, the Players champion Si Woo Kim and Webb Simpson. Perez... Read More

2 years ago

Alex Noren Continues Solid Season

A final-round 67 vaulted Alex Noren into a T36 finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, continuing a solid start to the year that has seen him make every cut and only fail to crack the top 16 twice. Noren now has four straight Sunday rounds of 69 or better as well. He draws some heavy... Read More

2 years ago

Henrik Stenson Has Strong Showing at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Henrik Stenson was in contention most of the week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Stenson entered Sunday with the lead and got off to a strong start before sputtering down the stretch, eventually finishing alone in fourth, five shots back of Rory McIlroy. Still, It was a strong showing for Stenson, who... Read More

2 years ago

Jason Day Solid In First Start In Over a Month

Jason Day shot rounds of 73, 71, 67 and 72 to finish the Arnold Palmer Invitational at five-under par, tied for 22nd. It was a solid showing for the world No. 11, who hadn't played since Feb. 11 to deal with family issues. Day will make his second consecutive start this week at the WGC... Read More

2 years ago


Rickie Fowler Struggles Sunday at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Rickie Fowler charged up the Arnold Palmer Invitational leaderboard on Saturday, but a double bogey on the 18th hole after his ball buried in a bunker left him four shots back entering Sunday. His struggles continued, as he shot a final-round 74 that saw him finish in a tie for 14th. His round was low-lighted... Read More

2 years ago

Justin Thomas Draws Tough Group

Justin Thomas drew a tough group in the WGC Dell Match Play, as he will be paired with Francesco Molinari, Patton Kizzire and Luke List. Thomas beat List in a playoff at the Honda Classic, and Kizzire has already won twice on Tour this year. Molinari has struggled in this event and may be the... Read More

2 years ago

Kirk Cousins to the Vikings - Fantasy Spin

Kirk Cousins officially became the starting quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings when he signed a historic, ground-breaking, three-year, $84 million contract that is fully guaranteed. It was the first fully guaranteed contract in the history of the NFL. The Vikings got their man and Cousins got paid. But how will the signing affect his fantasy... Read More

2 years ago

Carlos Hyde to the Browns - Fantasy Spin

The Cleveland Browns have been the most active franchise thus far in the free agency period, and that continued on Wednesday when they signed former San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde to a three-year, 15 million-dollar contract. Hyde, a second-round draft pick in 2014, will fill the void left by the departure of starting... Read More

2 years ago

Tony Finau Misses Valspar Cut

With rounds of 74 on both Thursday and Friday, Tony Finau missed his second cut of the season at the Valspar Championship. It was a surprising result for the golfer, who finished fifth at this event last year. Finau will skip this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational and will likely next play at the WGC Dell... Read More

2 years ago


Satoshi Kodaira To Make First Arnold Palmer Start

Japanese golfer Satoshi Kodaira will be making his first start at the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week, and just his third start on the PGA Tour this year. Ranked No. 44 in the world, Kodaira primarily plays on the Japan Golf Tour, where he has six wins in his career. His best finish in the states... Read More

2 years ago

Branden Grace Gets First Top-10 Finish Of Season

Branden Grace shot rounds of 68, 68 and 70 over the final three days to post his first top-10 finish of the season, a T8 at the Valspar Championship. Grace has had a solid yet unspectacular start to the season, having yet to miss a cut in seven events but also not posting a finish... Read More

2 years ago

Francesco Molinari Looking For More Arnold Palmer Success

It's been a rough start to the 2018 season for Francesco Molinari, as he's only cracked the top 25 once in four events and has one missed cut. Perhaps the Arnold Palmer Invitational is just what he needs, as he has historically been very good here, including a pair of top-10 finishes in the last... Read More

2 years ago

Alex Noren Looks To Continue Good Play

After a week of rest, Alex Noren returns to competitive play this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Noren has had a great start to his season, having yet to miss a cut in his six starts and finishing out of the top 21 only once. He finished T49 at last year's... Read More

2 years ago

Henrik Stenson Struggles In First PGA Start Of Year

Henrik Stenson made his official 2018 debut on the PGA Tour, and it is one he'd probably like to forget. He struggled at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook, shooting back-to-back rounds of 74 and missing the cut. Things may not get much better for Stenson as he heads to the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week,... Read More

2 years ago


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