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About Michael Collins - RotoBaller

Michael Collins has three years of writing experience ranging from DFS leagues in football, baseball and basketball to feature pieces about all types of athletes. I've ranged from winning league championships to managing the elusive winless season. Learn from my mistakes or see what helps me win on Twitter @mr_collins211.

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Braves GM Resigns

Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella resigned on Monday as a result of breaching "MLB rules regarding the player marker." John Hart will take over the role until a full-time replacement is found. This opens up a new direction for the team going into free agency this off-season as the rebuilding process will look to... Read More

2 years ago

Adam Thielen Collects Five Receptions In Week 4

Vikings' receiver Adam Thielen has been a model of consistency as he hauled in five catches for the third consecutive week. After taking the league by storm in Week 1, Thielen returned to more manageable numbers as a viable WR3/FLEX play with WR2 upside. There are extreme concerns though. He's already lost two fumbles (leads... Read More

2 years ago

Kyle Rudolph Underwhelms Again

Expectations were high coming into the season as Kyle Rudolph came off his best season as a professional. Now a quarter of the way through the season, owners are frustrated. He's failed to record more than 45 yards in a single game. In fact, he's on pace for a disappointing 40 catches for 436 yards... Read More

2 years ago

Latavius Murray Looking At Full Slate

Veteran running back Latavius Murray is in line for feature duties now that Dalvin Cook is out for the season. Murray has stated that he still does not feel 100% in recovering from his March ankle surgery, but he will be able to handle a complete workload in Week 5 if needed. The Vikings showed... Read More

2 years ago

Stefon Diggs Solidifying Himself As Top Option Each Week

While the Minnesota Vikings offense floundered once again with quarterback Case Keenum, wideout Stefon Diggs pushed his way to relevance with a near 100-yard game. Diggs collected five of seven targets for 98 yards and a long of 33 yards. While he failed to reach the end zone, he's proven to be a dominant receiver at... Read More

2 years ago


Dalvin Cook Out For Season With Torn ACL

Minnesota's sensational rookie Dalvin Cook will see his debut season cut to four games as he suffered a torn ACL on Sunday. Out for the year, Mike Zimmer claimed he does not know if the team will bring in another running back. Backup Latavius Murray ran seven times for 21 yards following the injury. Murray's... Read More

2 years ago

Dalvin Cook Exits With Knee Injury

Dalvin Cook left Sunday's game with a third-quarter knee injury. Cook fumbled on a run up the middle, staying down on the field clutching his left knee. He managed to walk off the field and headed to the locker room under his own power. The rookie was playing well with 13 carries for 66 yards... Read More

2 years ago

Michael Floyd Returning Next Week

The Vikings will hopefully add another weapon to their receiving corps with Michael Floyd returning from suspension next week. It appears either Rodney Adams or Stacy Coley will be cut in order to clear the roster spot for Floyd. The veteran showed flashes through training camp, typically lining up as the third option. Stefon Diggs... Read More

2 years ago

Lucas Sims Looks To Close Out Year With Win

Lucas Sims will take the mound on Saturday as the Braves' close out the year against Miami. Sims is in top form at year-end with six strikeouts in each of his past two starts and three earned runs in just under a dozen innings. Miami has found regular offensive success in the series, but Sims... Read More

2 years ago

Max Fried Slated For Season Finale

Max Fried places ahead of R.A. Dickey as the final starter for the Atlanta Braves this season. Fried has appeared in eight games this season with three starts and a 1-1 record. Carrying a 3.74 ERA and improved play over recent weeks, the young southpaw looks to play as a valuable streamer in rounding the... Read More

2 years ago


Dalvin Cook Favored Against Lions

Dalvin Cook saw a quick return to form last week with early production against Tampa Bay. Minnesota is taking on Detroit this week, a team ranking 23rd against opposing backs. There are concerns about Cook only scoring one touchdown, but the aired out offense will force the Lions' secondary to respect the pass. Playing well... Read More

2 years ago

Sam Bradford Officially Out Sunday

Case Keenum will start his third game of the season as Sam Bradford remains sidelined with a knee injury. Keenum struggled in his debut performance, but took advantage of a questionable Tampa Bay secondary in a return to Minnesota. Taking on a Lions defense that has impressed so far this season, the Vikings' offense remains... Read More

2 years ago

Sam Bradford Still Not Practicing

Vikings' quarterback Sam Bradford remains sidelined with a knee injury that may cause him to miss a third consecutive game. While observations appeared more optimistic, he is still not practicing as Case Keenum takes first team snaps. The team found an unexpected rhythm against the Buccaneers in Week 3 with Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, and... Read More

2 years ago

Ozzie Albies Showing Great Promise In Final Games

Atlanta's top prospect Ozzie Albies continues to look like one of the key, young names to own in dynasty leagues for the next couple seasons. Albies collected a strong three-hit performance against the Mets on Wednesday as his average continues to climb. Now hitting .281 with an OPS of .801; he offers strong potential for... Read More

2 years ago

Ender Inciarte Extends Hitting Streak To Eight Games

The Atlanta Braves lone All-Star is capping off a career season in the strongest way. After collecting his 200th hit of the season on Tuesday, outfielder Ender Inciarte's one hit on Wednesday pushed his hitting streak to eight games. He's been a regular presence at the top of the Braves' lineup and will continue to... Read More

2 years ago


Ender Inciarte Closing In On 200 Hits

Braves' All-Star center fielder Ender Inciarte is nearing a major milestone with 197 hits on the season. While his numbers have dipped over the final month of the season, he has recorded a base knock in six of the past seven games. Entering tomorrow's double-header, it is looking fairly likely that Inciarte may pass the... Read More

2 years ago

Mike Foltynewicz Likely Finished For Season

Right-handed starter Mike Foltynewicz has likely thrown his last pitch for the Braves this season. He exited his last outing with a cut on his throwing index finger, and is unlikely to make his scheduled start tomorrow. Lucas Sims will throw the first game while Max Fried is slated for the second part of the... Read More

2 years ago

Adam Thielen Re-Emerges As Reliable Target

Case Keenum flipped the script in Sunday's win by turning to the receivers early and often. Adam Thielen was one of his favorite first half targets. Thielen finished the day with five receptions on eight targets for 98 yards. Stefon Diggs remains the favorite name in scoring situations, but Thielen is vital in moving the... Read More

2 years ago

Minnesota Defense Strong In Tone-Setting Win

The Vikings offered one of the most explosive defensive efforts of the year in a strong win over the visiting Buccaneers. Minnesota's pass rush only sacked quarterback Jameis Winston twice, but active hands and tipped balls resulted in three interceptions and two forced fumbles. Taking on the Lions next week, the secondary will be pressed... Read More

2 years ago

Stefon Diggs Dominates Tampa Bay Secondary

Minnesota receiver Stefon Diggs regained his Week 1 form in a highlight-reel performance against the Buccaneers. Diggs established a strong connection with backup Case Keenum. He finished the win with eight receptions for 173 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Vikings saw a revitalized offense in Week 3, something that may continue with a... Read More

2 years ago


Dalvin Cook Bounces Back With Heavy Workload

The Vikings delivered an all-around dominant performance against Tampa Bay, carried early by the ground attack from Dalvin Cook. His opening drive touchdown set the stage for a 27 carry, 97 yard effort against one of the league's best fronts. Offering an additional 72 yards on five receptions, his versatility makes him one of the... Read More

2 years ago

Julio Teheran Looking To Repeat Success Against Phillies

The Atlanta Braves have seen inexplicable struggles against Philadelphia this season. Julio Teheran will take the mound this evening in an effort to change that narrative. Teheran has seen his own struggles, but limited the Phillies to just one run in their last meeting. Carrying a 2.50 ERA in the month of September, look for... Read More

2 years ago

Dalvin Cook Facing Big Test Against Tampa Bay

Vikings' running back Dalvin Cook faces his biggest test of the season this week. After an explosive performance in Week 1, the offense stagnated without Sam Bradford against the Steelers. Still without Bradford, Cook is expected to see a stacked box and a stout defensive line. With questionable playcalling, proven slow starts, and failing the... Read More

2 years ago

Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen Value Dropping Without Sam Bradford

Minnesota's two receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen emerged as top performers through Week 1 as the Vikings' found regular success in the passing game. Sam Bradford will now miss his second straight game, limiting the expected production from the two receivers. Backup Case Keenum targeted four different players six times with many of those... Read More

2 years ago

Case Keenum Starting Sunday

The Vikings will again be without starting quarterback Sam Bradford in Week 3. Backup Case Keenum took the reigns last week in a lethargic offensive performance against the Steelers. At the helm against Tampa Bay this week, Minnesota players will see a drop in value with Keenum at quarterback. One player that may escape with... Read More

2 years ago


Mike Foltynewicz's Availability In Question

It is becoming increasingly likely that Braves' starter Mike Foltynewicz will miss his Monday start. The right-hander missed his most recent start with a lacerated finger, but was expected to make a return in next week's double header. He's failed to make the progress many expected. With another start likely pushed back, Foltynewicz continues to... Read More

2 years ago

Sam Bradford Increasingly Likely To Play

Minnesota quarterback Sam Bradford is becoming a more and more likely option to play this week, per Mike Zimmer via Andrew Krammer. The Vikings were cruising on the offensive end through one week, but noticeably stalled with Case Keenum in Pittsburgh. Tampa Bay delivered an explosive performance in their debut game, something that will test... Read More

2 years ago

Sam Bradford Returns To Practice

Vikings' quarterback Sam Bradford was back on the field after missing Sunday's game with a knee injury. Minnesota was surprisingly liberal with the passing attack against Pittsburgh during his absence, something sustain with his potential return this week. Tampa Bay's defense was phenomenal against the Bears in their season debut, but Bradford's cautious approach should... Read More

2 years ago

Matt Kemp Out Again Tuesday

Braves' outfielder Matt Kemp will be held out once again as he nurses a hamstring injury. After a promising start to the year, Kemp has struggled to find extended time on the field with numerous reaggravations. The veteran has struggled in September. Slashing .184/.196/.429 over 13 games, Atlanta is in no rush to force him... Read More

2 years ago

Latavius Murray Believes His Role Will Grow

Veteran running back Latavius Murray has seen limited involvement within the Minnesota offense through the first two weeks of the season. He was expected to be brought on slow after missing the majority of training camp rehabbing from a March ankle surgery. Murray claims that he thinks his role will grow, something that seems inevitable... Read More

2 years ago


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