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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.

Superflex Draft Day Strategy

With the best fantasy football league in the world, the Scott Fish Bowl, finishing its 100-division Superflex draft, it is time to answer that age-old question for those of you not lucky enough to be in it. What is the best draft strategy in Superflex or two-quarterback leagues? Well, there really isn’t one answer. It... Read More

7 months ago

ADP Showdown - Dante Pettis vs Christian Kirk

Two second-year players. Two receivers with a lot of hype this offseason. So, which one should you want in your draft? As with all decisions in life and fantasy football, the choice really depends on a lot of factors. Not just the players themselves, but the situations they find themselves in. Will Dante Pettis take over... Read More

7 months ago

Are You Ready for Football? Training Camp Storylines to Watch

Every year NFL training camp brings us plenty of stories to look at. There are position battles galore. Players threatening to hold out. And in some cases, straight up bad player takes to dig into. While the third of these can be the most comedic, Lizard people, dinosaurs not being real and the sun setting in... Read More

7 months ago

What Does Tyreek Hill's Return Mean for the Chiefs?

What does Tyreek Hill mean to the Kansas City offense? Well, everything. Not only did he lead the team’s receivers in targets with 137 but he also led them with 87 receptions, 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns. These stats not only made him the number one receiver on his own team but made him the WR1... Read More

7 months ago

Rookie ADP Arbitrage - Damien Harris vs Justice Hill

Rookie running backs can be extremely popular. However, while everyone is looking at Josh Jacobs vs. Miles Sanders or David Montgomery, let us instead look at some players further down the line when it comes to your fantasy drafts. We are all hoping the top guys are going to be great. However, unless you have a... Read More

7 months ago

Dynasty ADP Arbitrage - Josh Jacobs vs Kerryon Johnson

Dynasty is a young man’s game. Not for the age of the participant, but the age of the players you want on your team. Especially at the running back position, it is imperative to find the young stud. Frank Gore notwithstanding, the typical RB hits a wall at age 30. The shelf life for a running... Read More

7 months ago

Dynasty Stock Watch - Quarterback

With the Scott Fish Bowl finally drafting, two things are clear: The first is that charity is alive and well in the fantasy industry. The second is redraft leagues are starting to get geared up for the 2019 season. Of course, dynasty leagues have been drafting for a while now and the trade markets are active.... Read More

7 months ago

Early 2019 Sleepers - Running Backs

What are sleepers? Besides a solid 90’s movie featuring Brad Pitt and what the rest of the east coast is doing while I type this, sleepers are players found in the late rounds of a draft who could provide a benefit to your fantasy team. Everyone wants to find a sleeper like James Conner, Nick... Read More

8 months ago

Late Round ADP Best-Ball Targets

We are still in the midst of a long NFL offseason, but it's prime time for MFL10s, BB10s, and other best-ball formats. Regardless of where you play, one important factor to winning is to find the best late-round players to plant a flag in. This means just as much in the long run of the season... Read More

8 months ago

Fantasy Football Eulogy - Looking Back at Rob Gronkowski's Career

Robert Paxton Gronkowski Tight End, New England Patriots 4/23/2010 - 3/24/2019 Rob Gronkowski a.k.a. “Gronk” was born and raised in Amherst, New York. For some fantasy football owners, they believe he grew up in Tucson, Arizona and did not really live until he was drafted with the 42nd overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft... Read More

11 months ago

Golden Tate Takes New York - Fantasy Impact

After the Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns, we were all thinking one thing. What in the wide wide world of sports is going on around here? We still have no idea but to be truthful, neither does Dave Gettleman. What we do know is the Giants replaced their elite 26-year-old receiver... Read More

11 months ago

New Coaches in New Places - Who Will Succeed?

Some things in the NFL never change. Tom Brady is going to take the Patriots to a division title and a first-round playoff bye. At least one wide receiver will become such a diva he will be traded from his team (maybe two!). And of course, the Raiders will stink as long as they continue... Read More

12 months ago

Anthony Miller - Rookie Recap / Dynasty Outlook

Evaluating a player after one professional season may, for some, be considered a futile effort. Most rookies do not break out or even live up to their full potential in their first season. Saying this it is still good to do so for many reasons. First and foremost, we can see what type of usage... Read More

12 months ago

Gus Edwards - Rookie Recap / Dynasty Outlook

Before the start of the 2018 Baltimore Ravens season the hot name in the backfield was Alex Collins. Halfway through the season, the hot name was Kenneth Dixon. By the end of the season, it was Gus Edwards. Gus the Bus, as he is known, the 6’1 238-pound rookie made his mark in the latter... Read More

12 months ago

Early 2019 Fantasy Football Rankings Analysis - Quarterbacks

After compiling our initial fantasy football staff rankings for 2019 it is now time to look at each position to see where some values or pitfalls could be found. The top players are pretty self-explanatory with the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers and Andrew Luck leading the way. After the top tier though, it... Read More

12 months ago

AFC West Risers/Fallers - 2018 Season Review

The top of this division was the strongest in the NFL while the bottom of this division saw some of the worst-played football in the NFL. It may remain that way in the near future, be it due to poor coaching or executive leadership or simply lack of talent. The Chiefs and Chargers should control... Read More

1 year ago

Early 2019 Fantasy Football Rankings (Top 300): Tiers 1-4

It is the first week of February. Super Bowl LIII has just come to an end, which sadly means the NFL season is over. After eight months of mini-camps, training camps and a season full of big plays and big games, a champion has been crowned and for our purposes here a new fantasy season... Read More

1 year ago

Early 2019 Fantasy Football Rankings (Top 300): Tiers 5-14

We continue our look at the Never Too Early Player Rankings for our top 300 players and 2019 redraft leagues. These player rankings are brought to you courtesy of RotoBaller NFL writers Pierre Camus, Nick Mariano (11th-most accurate expert on FantasyPros in 2018, 9th-most accurate in 2017), and myself, Dominick Petrillo. These rankings are a fun... Read More

1 year ago

AFC East Risers/Fallers - 2018 Season Review

Another season, another Patriots romp over the division. Nothing new there but we still want to know who are some of the players we can look to going forward in the fantasy world. The Bills were supposed to have the least-talented roster in the NFL and while this still may be true, because of some... Read More

1 year ago

Tight End Risers and Fallers - 2018 Season Review

Ah, the tight end. The position most people just forget about. Leaving to the last pick of the draft unless you get one of the elite two or three. Is it worth risking your entire draft on a player at a one-off position only to have them ruin your team with a terrible season? On... Read More

1 year ago

Early Draft Targets - 2019 Fantasy Football

I know, the 2018 season is not quite over yet. But really, what is more important, the Super Bowl or getting a jump on the 2019 fantasy football season? Well, if you are a fan of either the Patriots or Rams, the answer might be the Super Bowl. But for the rest of you, it... Read More

1 year ago

Early Draft Sleepers - 2019 Fantasy Football

Is it too early to start prepping for next season's fantasy football drafts? If you believe so, you're in the wrong place. On the other hand, if you agree that it's never too soon to get a jump on the competition, read on. In this space, we are going to give you a list of... Read More

1 year ago

Biggest Busts of 2018 - Running Backs

Running backs are the worst position to go bust in fantasy. Most likely, they cost you an early pick and busting on such a high draft pick usually leads to a long and dreadful season for your team. Did you draft Le’Veon Bell at number one or two only to watch him sit at home... Read More

1 year ago

Biggest Busts of 2018 - Quarterback

When it comes to bust candidates there are many ways to look at it. The easiest way is to look at their projected finishing spot compared to where they actually finished. But this is unfair in the case of injuries or other unforeseen circumstances. Was Jimmy Garoppolo a draft day bust? Well yes, but he... Read More

1 year ago

Carson Wentz - Dynasty Dud or Buy-Low?

Coming into last season, Carson Wentz was high on the list of dynasty quarterbacks. His amazing 2017 season solidified his position, even with his ACL injury which cut short what could have been an MVP campaign. Turn to 2018 and we were still high on him and hoping he came back strong from his ACL.... Read More

1 year ago

In Aaron Rodgers We Trust?

As fantasy playoff season comes around, the saying goes, "Start your studs." Another popular phrase: "Play the guys who got you there." Both of these sayings hold true 99% of the time but there are some situations which this does not prove to be the case. One of these cases could be this week with... Read More

1 year ago

Spoiler Alert! Favorable Matchups to Avoid

Lucas. The Replacements. Me, Myself and Irene. Hollywood is full of underdogs who finally had enough and made it known, "Don’t test me!" It seems the script is now taking effect in the 2018 NFL with teams such as Cincinnati, Tampa Bay, Arizona, and yes, even Oakland, that they are not just going to lay... Read More

1 year ago

What Is Kareem Hunt's Dynasty Value?

To start off, I am going to make it clear that this article is about the dynasty value of Kareem Hunt not knowing in any definitive way what the future holds for his NFL career. This is not going to opine on the legal aspects or moral aspects of what transpired with him recently. No... Read More

1 year ago

Worrying About James Conner? Possible Pivot Plays

James Conner is having a great season by any metric you want to use. Not just a great season for a backup running back who unexpectedly inherited a starting role, but a great season even in comparison to the player he has replaced this season in Pittsburgh, Le'Veon Bell. The concern here is not how... Read More

1 year ago

Jordan Reed - Back to Fantasy Relevance?

After all the injuries and off-season surgeries, is Jordan Reed ready to re-emerge as an option for fantasy football owners? Is the same injury to Alex Smith on the same date 33 years later and after the same 301 pass attempts which ended Joe Theismann's career going to give Jordan Reed life once again? If we... Read More

1 year ago

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2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers - Jose Urquidy

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2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers - Mark Canha

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2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Second Base

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2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers – C.J. Cron

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