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About Daniel E. Dobish - RotoBaller

I have worked in the Fantasy Sports industry since 2000 with CBS Sports, stopping at KFFL/USA Today, OPEN Sports, The Sports Forecaster, VegasInsider.com, RotoExperts.com/FNTSY Sports Network/DailyRoto.com, RotoWire.com, Rotoworld.com, etc. My work has appeared on the official website of the Minnesota Vikings, as well as NFL.com, Yahoo! Sports and FOX Sports. I can't imagine doing anything else. I am also a four-time FSWA Writer of the Year Award winner, and I have been nominated nine times. Thanks for being a reader!

Daniel E. Dobish - RotoBaller has written 2377 articles so far, you can find them below.


Matt Niskanen Plying Trade In City Of Brotherly Love

The Philadelphia Flyers acquired defenseman Matt Niskanen from the Washington Capitals for hit machine defenseman Radko Gudas. Niskanen etched his name onto Lord Stanley's Cup in 2018, and he finished the regular season in 2018-19 with eight goals, 25 points and a minus-3 rating over 80 games. It's his second stint in the Keystone State,... Read More

5 hours ago

Radko Gudas Shipped To The Nation's Capital In Deal

The Philadelphia Flyers traded defenseman Radko Gudas to the Washington Capitals for defenseman Matt Niskanen. It's the first deal between the organizations for two full-time NHL players since the Caps entered the league in 1974. Gudas gives the Caps some much-needed sandpaper, or toughness, as they look to enhance their roster for another postseason run.... Read More

5 hours ago

Jordan Eberle Parlays Solid Season Into New Deal

New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle agreed to a five-year contract extension with an Average Annual Value (AAV) of $5.5 million per season, according to The Athletic's Arthur Staple. That's a fairly reasonable deal for Eberle, who is coming off a respectable 19 goals with 37 points across 78 games, and he was a... Read More

5 hours ago

Andrew MacDonald Waived By The Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers placed defenseman Andrew MacDonald on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract, general manager Chuck Fletcher announced on Saturday. MacDonald posted just nine assists with a minus-5 rating with 30 hits and 95 blocked shots over 47 games for the Broad Street Bullies this past season. He is known for... Read More

5 hours ago

Dion Phaneuf Bought Out By The Kings

The Los Angeles Kings bought out the contract of veteran defenseman Dion Phaneuf on Saturday, vice president and general manager Rob Blake announced on Saturday. Phaneuf wore the silver and black of the Kings for 93 total games, posting just four goals and 16 points with 68 penalty minutes. He has been a shell of... Read More

5 hours ago


Brandon Ingram Lands In New Orleans In Huge Deal

The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to a deal which nets them forward Brandon Ingram, guard Lonzo Ball and swingman Josh Hart, as well as three first-round draft picks, while the Los Angeles Lakers nab power forward/center Anthony Davis. One of the picks the Pels receive will be the No. 4 overall selection in the 2019... Read More

5 hours ago

Josh Hart Sent To NOLA In Saturday's Huge Deal

The Los Angeles Lakers agreed to trade swingman Josh Hart, forward Brandon Ingram and guard Lonzo Ball, as well as three first-round draft picks, to the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday in exchange for power forward/center Anthony Davis. The Pelicans made quite the haul here. Hart (knee) is coming off of surgery in March for... Read More

5 hours ago

Lonzo Ball Heads To Crescent City In Blockbuster Trade

The Los Angeles Lakers agreed to trade guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram and swingman Josh Hart along with three first-round draft picks to the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday in exchange for superstar power forward/center Anthony Davis. The Pelicans did well to acquire Ball, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft,... Read More

5 hours ago

Clayton Kershaw Whiffs Eight In Home Victory

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw allowed three earned runs, seven hits and two walks with eight strikeouts over six innings in a victory against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, running his record to 6-1. He threw 62 of his 93 pitches for strikes, including 20 first-pitch strikes to the 26 batters he faced... Read More

2 days ago

Cody Bellinger Smokes Two More Home Runs

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman/outfielder Cody Bellinger connected for a pair of home runs with three RBI in Thursday's victory against the visiting Chicago Cubs. He finished the game 3-for-4, and he is now slashing .358/.449/.704 with 22 home runs and 57 RBI while also coming across the score 53 times. He has cooled off... Read More

2 days ago


Greg Holland Reaches Double Digits In Saves

Arizona Diamondbacks closer Greg Holland worked a perfect ninth inning in Wednesday's 2-0 win against the Philadelphia Phillies, nailing down his 10th save of the season while lowering his ERA to 1.99. Holland rebounded from a shaky performance last time out in a non-save situation Monday in Philly. He has now converted saves in 10... Read More

3 days ago

Merrill Kelly Sensational In Quality Start, Win

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Merrill Kelly allowed just three hits with no walks and five strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings in a road victory against the Philadelphia Phillies. He threw 67 of his 93 pitches for strikes, including 19 first-pitch strikes to the 26 batters he faced, posting his third consecutive quality starts. He improved... Read More

3 days ago

Jesse Chavez Sees Scoreless Streak Snapped

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jesse Chavez allowed an earned run, two hits and two walks while retiring just one batter in a relief loss Wednesday in Boston. As such, his streak of 18 consecutive scoreless appearances came to a close. It wasn't like he was hit hard, as he allowed a bloop single and two... Read More

3 days ago

Drew Smyly Yanked From The Rotation

Texas Rangers left-handed starting pitcher Drew Smyly (ankle) will not make his next scheduled start against the Cincinnati Reds, as he has been moved to the bullpen. Smyly has been a disaster this season, posting a 1-5 record, 8.40 ERA and 1.91 WHIP across nine starts and 11 appearances in 45 innings. His biggest issue... Read More

3 days ago

Lance Lynn Strikes Out Eight In No-Decision

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Lance Lynn allowed three earned runs, six hits and a walk with eight strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox. He threw 64 of his 100 pitches for strikes, including first-pitch strikes to 19 of the 24 batters he faced while also uncorking a wild... Read More

3 days ago


Chris Herrmann To Begin Rehab Stint On Thursday

Oakland Athletics catcher Chris Herrmann (knee) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday, manager Bob Melvin said. He will play five innings in the first game action back after right knee surgery. Once he is healthy he will force the A's into a tough situation, as they already have catcher... Read More

3 days ago

Ramon Laureano Hits First Career Grand Slam In Win

Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in the eighth inning to propel his team to a 6-2 road victory against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. It was his first-career grand slam, and he was also able to finish with two stolen bases to cap off the big day. Laureano... Read More

3 days ago

Brett Anderson Posts Quality Start, No-Decision

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Brett Anderson allowed two earned runs, seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. He threw 63 of his 93 pitches for strikes while throwing first-pitch strikes to 19 of the 27 batters he faced. Anderson also... Read More

3 days ago

Andy Isabella Looking To Make Immediate Splash

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andy Isabella has received a lot of assistance from the coaching staff during the offseason, looking to improve on his weaknesses as he prepares for his rookie season. "I need to work on my play speed and define my routes more and stuff like that," Isabella said. "Just getting off the... Read More

3 days ago

Dontari Poe Looking For Improvement In Year 2 With Cats

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Dontari Poe is preparing for his second season with the team, and looking for improvement after a quiet 2018 season. Poe managed a career-low 17 tackles with one sack last season across 16 games. He believes he'll take a step forward in his second season with the organization, and he is... Read More

3 days ago


Christian McCaffrey Hopes Stats Equal More Wins

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey flirted with becoming just the third player in NFL history with at least 1,000 rushing and 1,000 receiving yards in a single season, but he fell just short with 1,098 rushing yards and 867 receiving yards. He is pleased with the stats, but hopes it translates into more wins.... Read More

3 days ago

James Bradberry A Big Defensive Piece For Panthers

Carolina Panthers cornerback James Bradberry has been a good player, and the organization views him as an essential piece of the defense. Bradberry is aiming for more interceptions in 2019, and if he is able to do so it will help his case for a very lucrative new deal. "I know free agency's coming up... Read More

3 days ago

Greg Olsen Makes Appearance In Minicamp

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) was able to take part in practice on Wednesday after sitting out offense vs. defense periods for most of organized team activities (OTAs). Olsen was limited to just nine games and 27 receptions with 291 yards and four touchdowns last season, and his 10.8 yards per grab were... Read More

3 days ago

Cam Newton Using New Throwing Motion

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) has been using a new throwing motion so far during minicamp and offseason drills, as the team tries to cut down on the wear and tear on his surgically-repaired throwing shoulder. "Making him a little more compact in his upper body. A little more closed off, just so he's... Read More

3 days ago

Justin Faulk Interested In Remaining With Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk might be interested in inking an extension with the team. The Canes made it known they would like to sign the veteran rearguard to a deal after being eliminated by the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals. Faulk has one season remaining on a six-year, $29 million deal. If... Read More

3 days ago


Corey Perry Could Be Bought Out By Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks are considering exploring the trade market for right wing Corey Perry, according to sources. If they fail to find a suitor they might consider buying out the veteran, making him an unrestricted free agent. The Ducks are trying to go with a youth movement after missing the playoffs, and the 34-year-old doesn't... Read More

3 days ago

Maple Leafs Consider Dealing Nikita Zaitsev

The Toronto Maple Leafs are considering trading defenseman Nikita Zaitsev during the offseason. One of the teams reportedly interested in his services are the Vancouver Canucks. After posting four goals and a career-best 36 points in his rookie season in 2016-17, he managed just 13 points in 2017-18 and just three goals and 14 points... Read More

3 days ago

Jake Gardiner Healthy Heading Into Offseason

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner (back) played through a back injury during the first round of the playoffs against the Boston Bruins. He was able to avoid surgery, and is now reportedly back to 100 percent health. The rearguard also had an MRI and it came back clean. Gardiner took a lot of heat... Read More

3 days ago

Kevin Hayes Impressed After Visit With Flyers

Impending free-agent right wing Kevin Hayes (Jets) was impressed after visiting with the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday. However, Frank Seravalli of TSN Sports does not believe Philly is at the top of Hayes' wish list at this time, as the Arizona Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets are believed to be the frontrunners for his services.... Read More

3 days ago

Tuukka Rask Comes Up Just Short In Game 7

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask allowed four goals on 20 shots in Game 7 against the St. Louis Blues as the home team came up just short in their quest for a Stanley Cup championship. Rask stood on his head during the postseason, getting the B's to the precipice of another Cup. He ends up... Read More

3 days ago


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