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About Dominick Petrillo - RotoBaller

Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, I am an Eagles fan as well as a Saints fan. Went blind in 2012 from Diabetes, now I am following my dream of sports writing.

Dominick Petrillo - RotoBaller has written 133 articles so far, you can find them below.

Don't Let Me Down - What to Do with Disappointing Offenses

The key to drafting a quality fantasy team is to find players on high-powered offenses and draft them. By doing this, you give yourself a piece of good teams who should score a lot. But what if it all goes wrong? What if teams with high expectations like the Vikings, Browns and Texans disappoint? All... Read More

5 months ago

Week 5 Start/Sit: Monday Night Football Matchups Analysis

Finally, a decent Monday night game. Well, at least on paper. The Cleveland Browns come across the entire country from Baltimore to take on a 49ers team coming off a bye. Pretty unfair but it is the NFL, so it is par for the course. San Francisco is undefeated at 3-0 despite George Kittle not... Read More

5 months ago

Warning Signs: Week 4 Review

What a week it was. Not only did the Browns finally look like the team we expected, there were also numerous upsets all around the league. Don’t worry survivor pool participants - the Dolphins didn’t win. It wasn't that crazy of a week. But things were for sure crazy. The fact the Raiders, Panthers, Buccaneers,... Read More

5 months ago

Week 4 Start/Sit: Monday Night Football Matchups Analysis

Nothing like saving the worst game of the week for last. In another forgettable matchup of winless teams, the Cincinnati Bengals travel to Pittsburgh to take on the almost as bad Steelers and Mason Rudolph. If I were ESPN at this point, I would be asking for a refund from the NFL. Or at least a... Read More

5 months ago

Warning Signs: Week 3 Review

As we approach Week 4, warning signs are starting to become alarming for some and false alarms for others. If we evaluate what we really need to worry about and what we don’t, it will allow us to improve the state of our fantasy teams. Were you worried about Mike Evans after two weeks? How... Read More

5 months ago

Week 3 Start/Sit: Monday Night Football Matchups Analysis

Well, it's back to the dregs of Monday Night Football games. It's gotten to the point where this game is nearly as bad as the Thursday night game, and something needs to be done about the scheduling. But until that happens, we are stuck with bad games each and every week, and this one is... Read More

5 months ago

The Antonio Brown Effect in New England

Life gives us many questions to ponder. What is the meaning of life? If time heals all wounds, how do you explain belly buttons? And the age-old question from the Spitballs podcast, would you rather have to give up ride-share services the rest of your life or food-delivery services? But for our purposes here and... Read More

5 months ago

Warning Signs: Week 2 Review

With Week 2 in the books, it is clearer what to be afraid of and what was a one-week fluke. David Montgomery the number two behind Mike Davis? Fluke. Oakland Raiders a good team? Fluke. But now it is time to turn to the situations which are seemingly staying the same. We need to find... Read More

5 months ago

Week 2 Start/Sit: Monday Night Football Matchups Analysis

Last season started with bad game after bad game on Monday Night Football. If last week was a sign, this season should be much better in terms of both gameplay and announcing. Thank goodness for both. This week, the matchup pits an underperforming Cleveland Browns team traveling east to New Jersey to take on the... Read More

5 months ago

Warning Signs: Week 1 Review

Obviously, we cannot overreact too much to Week 1 of the football season. This said, the first installment of this series may be a little shorter than normal. Just because Mitchell Trubisky looks bad as a quarterback doesn’t mean you should drop him now and find someone else. So what if the Dolphins gave up... Read More

5 months ago

Week 1 Start/Sit: Monday Night Football Matchup Analysis

Like every season, we have a double-header to start Week 1 of Monday Night Football. And like every season, one of those games involves the Raiders. But we will get to their game second. The first game of the night will pit a new-look Houston Texans team against the New Orleans Saints. We will have... Read More

5 months ago

Updated Tight End Draft Rankings for Half-PPR Scoring

Ah, the tight end position. Other than the kicker and defenses, the least useful position in fantasy football. But alas, it is a necessary position so we need to look at it. Of course, here we will be talking about typical single-TE leagues with no scoring premium. So, you really have to decide whether or... Read More

6 months ago

LeSean McCoy to Kansas City: Fantasy Fallout

In the aftermath of the surprising release of LeSean McCoy, which no one was surprised about, the Chiefs gained a valuable insurance policy. There are many moves which can be made to surprise us. Houston made a few of them in one day on Saturday. But this release was seen coming from space like the... Read More

6 months ago

The Perfect Pair - Finding a QB1 Duo

Whether you subscribe to the best quarterback philosophy or the late-round quarterback philosophy, we are having the same goal in mind. We want the players most likely to get us the win, on a week-to-week basis as well as the season-long championship. The likes of Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers will help you for sure. But at... Read More

6 months ago

Devin Singletary (RB, BUF) - Rookie Running Back Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~80 Overall Current ADP: ~120 ANALYSIS: Is this the year for Devin Singletary? It is hard to say for sure, but with LeSean McCoy out of the way, it very well could be. One thing we know is the Buffalo Bills are preparing for the future. A future with Josh Allen at... Read More

6 months ago

Dominick Petrillo's 2019 Blind Dart Throws

I have never been a huge fan of spicy food. So, instead of spicy takes, I am going to compare my bold predictions to throwing blindly at a dartboard and hoping for a few bullseyes. It seems like an appropriate analogy anyway. Anyone standing nearby better watch out! Don’t get me wrong, these will still... Read More

6 months ago

Wide Receiver Draft Rankings - Standard Scoring

The first pick in fantasy drafts is always the elite running back. Whether it be in PPR leagues or standard, this is the case and for good reason. It is important to have an elite running back when they are available. But this doesn’t mean you should forget about the wide receiver position. Sure, it... Read More

6 months ago

Running Back Standard Rankings for Fantasy Football Drafts

Running backs don’t matter. This may or may not be true in the real NFL but in fantasy, it surely isn’t the case. If it were the case, why are the top four consensus players all at the position? It is always great to have one of the top guys at the position. But if... Read More

6 months ago

Indianapolis Colts 2019 Outlook: Out of Luck

The Andrew Luck era is over for Indianapolis. I only have one word to say about how I feel about Luck calling it a career: Respect. No anger. No malice. Just Respect. While some players cry about player safety yet do nothing about it, Luck took a stand and realized his life was most important.... Read More

6 months ago

Don't Sleep on These Quarterbacks

Take’em high and let’em fly. Sit and wait. These are both options to play when looking at the quarterback position in fantasy football. Is the high draft pick used on Patrick Mahomes worth it when looking at who else you could have taken? If you think so, then this article is not for you. But... Read More

6 months ago

Team Defense (D/ST) Draft Sleepers

Football is a fickle game. NFL defenses can be the same. A defense can be good one year and not so good the next. The common sentiment is the need to get rid of defenses in fantasy football. While this much like the kicker, debate is a good thought, it has not happened yet. Until... Read More

6 months ago

Is the Next Tom Brady Out There?

In what has been described as a lackluster rookie quarterback class, there is really not a lot of value beyond the top couple of picks in dynasty leagues. But we know there are always hidden gems and players that take us by surprise. Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins and maybe Daniel Jones will get plenty of starting time... Read More

6 months ago

ADP Showdown - Derrick Henry vs Josh Jacobs

Roll Tide. Both of these former Alabama running backs know this chant well. But which one of them do we want to roll with in 2019? Both players are on teams likely to struggle on offense. Both have quarterbacks who struggle with consistency, but both also have coaches who want to run the ball. A... Read More

7 months ago

ADP Showdown - Corey Davis vs Courtland Sutton

Two wide receivers who are considered number ones on their team, but what is this really worth? In the Case of Courtland Sutton, this could change based on the health of Emmanuel Sanders and the talent of Daesean Hamilton. However, in the case of both of the options in this article, a bigger worry is... Read More

7 months ago

Damien Harris (RB, NE) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~110 Overall Current ADP: ~120 The 5’11 213 pound running back from Alabama pipeline is the next man up in New England. The Bromance between Nick Saban and Bill Belichick continues as Harris makes his way to the defending champs in hopes of becoming a fantasy and real-life relevant back in... Read More

7 months ago

Chase Edmonds (RB, ARI) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~220 Overall Current ADP: ~250 Talk about a deep sleeper. They don’t come any deeper than the second string running back sitting behind, not only one of the best running backs in the league, but also one of the bell cows in the league. Despite this Chase Edmonds has a good... Read More

7 months ago

Rookie Dynasty ADP Showdown: Hakeem Butler vs Andy Isabella

A tale of two rookies on the same team. Neither one will have much value this season. But which one should you trust more for the future of your dynasty team? The Draft stock of these two players is quite different. Not only because of where they went, but also how they got there. While... Read More

7 months ago

Carlos Hyde (RB, KC) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~120 Overall Current ADP: ~130 What are we to expect from Damien Williams in his first full season taking over from Kareem Hunt? Who Knows. Many people like his talent and his fit in an Andy Reid offense known for only using one running back all the way back to his Eagles days. That... Read More

7 months ago

Dynasty Startup ADP Arbitrage - Patrick Mahomes vs Baker Mayfield

A couple of big hitters to look at today. Young, talented and to some, brash. Both have supreme confidence but show it in different ways. Patrick Mahomes is coming off one of the greatest seasons of all-time for a player at the quarterback position. 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns is perfection by almost every measure. With... Read More

7 months ago

ADP Showdown - Leonard Fournette vs Damien Williams

In this ADP showdown, let’s take a look at two running backs on vastly different teams and in two completely different situations. On one hand, we have Leonard Fournette. A back on a Jacksonville Jaguars team who is known more for their defense rather than their offense. A team which has already voided the guaranteed... Read More

7 months ago

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2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers – C.J. Cron

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