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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.


Finding Waiver Wire Gems on Bad Teams

There are a lot of bad teams out there in the NFL in 2018 as you will see in the list below. Some expected, like the Raiders and some not so much, like the Jaguars. Whether bad by design, bad injury luck, or bad coaching (the Raiders fit all three), some players still stand out... Read More

1 year ago

Picking From the Fringe - Waiver Targets for a Playoff Push

With the fantasy football regular season coming down to the wire, there are those players who are established in the playoffs and those who are already out of contention. For the rest of us, there are moves to be made and waiver acquisitions to be made to keep our playoff hopes alive. Making the correct... Read More

1 year ago

Quarterbacks to Own for the Playoff Stretch

Before the season started, I gave readers a list of quarterbacks who could be drafted based on their fantasy playoff matchups. These picks were obviously based on the stats of the defenses from 2017, as games had not yet been played. Now that the season is half over, I decided it was time to go... Read More

1 year ago

Dealing Le'Veon Bell Before the Trade Deadline

First, we were told he would be back before the season. Then we were told it would happen during the bye week. Now we are hearing it will be after the NFL trade deadline, so he doesn’t get traded, and his deadline to report is by Tuesday 11/13 at 4 pm. What are we to... Read More

1 year ago

Golden Tate To Eagles - Fantasy Impact

A Notre Dame player on the Eagles? My grandfather would be rolling over in his grave. That said, Golden Tate on the Eagles makes a lot of sense as they have a need at receiver to help complement Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery. And because apparently, they couldn’t find a running back to trade for.... Read More

1 year ago


Bear of a Decision - What To Do With Jordan Howard

Coming into 2018, Jordan Howard was said to have been working very hard on his game. He was practicing on the Jugs machine after practice and he was going to be a better pass-catcher than in his first seasons in Chicago. Not like he could have gotten worse, but I digress. Many analysts, myself included,... Read More

1 year ago

Carlos Hyde Traded To Jaguars - Instant Reaction

With the news Friday that Carlos Hyde was traded from the Cleveland Browns to the Jacksonville Jaguars, there are two questions which need to be answered. The first question: what does LeBron James think about it? Ok, actually the first question is, what does this mean for the remaining running backs in Cleveland? The second... Read More

1 year ago

Injured RBs - Run Away from Dalvin Cook and Leonard Fournette?

Some players have the decency to go on injured reserve when injured. Players like Marshawn Lynch and Devonta Freeman come to mind. They know how important knowing their injury status is to fantasy football owners and they really seem to care about our teams. Players like this are a rare breed and if you ask... Read More

1 year ago

Is Andrew Luck an Elite Fantasy QB Again?

It is obvious to see. Andrew Luck does not have his entire arm strength back since his 18-month absence from the NFL. It was on display Week 3 against the Eagles when he was removed from the game on a last-second Hail Mary attempt. Then in Weeks 4 and 5, we see him throw the... Read More

1 year ago

Stop Holding Us Back! Underutilized RBs

Every season there are some players we expect to break out. Some of them don’t for one simple reason - the team doesn’t play them over inferior players. Whether it be due to contract numbers or coach’s preference, teams stick with a player long after it is obvious someone else is better. In years past,... Read More

1 year ago


The Josh Gordon/Tom Brady Connection - Is It A Trap?

What is there to say which has not already been said about Josh Gordon? Well, nothing really. He has all the talent you would want in a wide receiver or any player on your team. He has the size to be physical at 6’3” and 225 lbs but he also has the speed to be... Read More

1 year ago

The Curious Case of Ryan Fitzpatrick

In what world is Ryan Fitzpatrick a better quarterback than Jameis Winston? In the world of the 2018 NFL. Not only has he started the season with 819 passing yards, eight touchdown passes and a 78% completion rate through the first two weeks, but he also has the most important ability - availability. Jameis Winston... Read More

1 year ago

James Conner - What To Do, What To Do?

Why is Le’Veon Bell making it so hard? It’s like he doesn’t even care about fantasy football or something! With his holdout moving into Week 2 of the regular season, Bell may be losing more than $853,000 each week. He may also be losing his grip on his starting job when and if he does... Read More

1 year ago

Don't Let Go - Players to Hold In Dynasty

When it comes to building rosters in dynasty leagues, it is all about youth first and foremost. Not so fast! Especially if you are in a win-now situation, veterans can be a key component to a winning roster. Some players flourish, even near the end of their careers, and while the easiest thing to do... Read More

1 year ago

Stop The Hype Train! Mitch Trubisky

A rookie season under a boring, stuck-in-the-past coach who was unwilling to change which has now turned into a fresh offensive-minded head coach with weapons on offense. No, I am not talking about Jared Goff. This is the story of Mitch Trubisky of the Chicago Bears. While the narratives are the same from an oft-injured... Read More

1 year ago


Stop That Hype Train! Alex Collins

The 2017 season for Alex Collins was a roller coaster. It started off with the Seahawks releasing him in training camp and finished with him being the next big thing in Baltimore. Wait, the Seahawks released a good running back? No wonder they can’t run the ball. Anyway, after the injury to Danny Woodhead which... Read More

1 year ago

Prep for Playoffs Now! Drafting Defense Based on Playoff Opponents

While it is never smart to think you will have the same defense at the end of the season that you draft at the beginning, there may be some leagues in which it is a must. Whether it be a best ball league (acceptable) or a league which limits roster moves (unacceptable!), if you need... Read More

1 year ago

Prep For The Playoffs Now! Drafting QB Based on Playoff Opponents

While playing the same quarterback at the end of the season that you draft at the beginning is not guaranteed, there may be some leagues in which it is a must. Whether it be a best ball league (acceptable) or a league which limits roster moves (unacceptable!), if you need to find a quarterback in... Read More

1 year ago

Boom or Bust? Tight End Predictions for 2018

Whether you like using a high pick on a tight end or waiting on the position is a matter only you can choose but this article will give you some players to avoid or target at differing price points in the fantasy draft. The prevailing sentiment around the tight end position is there are two... Read More

1 year ago

Kirk Cousins - Still Underrated and Undervalued?

Why? Why is it so hard for analysts and fantasy players to give Kirk Cousins any respect? By this point in time he must be feeling like Rodney Dangerfield. Yes, he is going to a new team with a new offense. But this is where the hardship stops. Despite obvious upgrades across the field and... Read More

1 year ago


2018 Fantasy Football Sleeper - Quincy Enunwa

Nothing went right for the New York Jets in 2017. From the "scam for Sam," which cost them three extra second-round picks because they decided to win in Week 17, to the injury suffered by Quincy Enunwa who was supposed to be their number one receiver. With Enunwa out for the season, Robby Anderson was... Read More

1 year ago

Tre'Quan Smith (WR, NO) - Fantasy Football Rookie Draft Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target ~180 CURRENT ADP: ~250 ANALYSIS: At 6’2” and 210 lbs., the Saints have a big receiver in Tre'Quan Smith to potentially pair on the opposite side of the field with Michael Thomas. With the running game of Alvin Kamara and eventually Mark Ingram, this combination of offensive weapons could mean a lot of production... Read More

1 year ago

Alfred Morris (RB, SF) - Fantasy Football Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~115 CURRENT ADP: ~140 ANALYSIS: With the injury to Jerick McKinnon (torn ACL), knocking him out for the season in San Francisco, enter the increased draft value of Alfred Morris. 2017 was a lost season for Morris in Dallas but, 2018 should be a much different story. If you took him in drafts... Read More

1 year ago

D.J. Moore (WR, CAR) - Rookie Wide Receiver Draft Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target ~115 CURRENT ADP: ~125 ANALYSIS: In his final season in college, Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore finished with 80 receptions for 1,033 yards and eight receiving touchdowns while adding an additional 61 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown on five carries for the Terps. At 6’ and 210 lbs, he is not nearly... Read More

1 year ago

Rookie Roulette - Which Rookie WR to Draft First?

Courtland Sutton, James Washington, Calvin Ridley. All of these receivers are getting hyped as the best rookie in this class, but which one will have the best rookie season and be a good pick in MFL 10s? None of the above. For the answer to this question, you need to go to the city of... Read More

1 year ago


Mike Gesicki (TE, MIA) - Fantasy Football Draft Sleepers

BALLER MOVE: Target ~170 CURRENT ADP: ~190 ANALYSIS: Entering his rookie season, Mike Gesicki should have an immediate impact in the Dolphins lineup. With the departure of Jarvis Landry to the Browns, and the return of Ryan Tannehill, the offense will look much different in 2018. Currently Gesicki is not even being drafted in normal redraft leagues,... Read More

1 year ago

Take A Hike - Drafting An Elite Quarterback

The popular sentiment these days is to wait on quarterbacks and draft them late so you can load up on position players first. While this can work in many cases, let’s look at the other angle and ponder taking a quarterback earlier in the draft. While this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it... Read More

1 year ago

The New Tackling Rule - Will It Matter For Fantasy Football?

There are two new rules which will be watched closely in 2018, both in real football and for our purposes, and more importantly, in fantasy football. The first of these rules is the catch rule. We will have to see if this has finally been solved. In a short answer to the question, no, it... Read More

1 year ago

Stop That Hype Train! Kenny Stills

With the extreme disappointment which is Devante Parker, the new hotness in the Miami receiving group is Kenny Stills. Someone has to catch passes on a bad team, right? While he has not been a great receiver since being drafted out of Oklahoma, he has been much better than Parker. With Jarvis Landry out of... Read More

1 year ago

Standard League Draft Targets to Fade in PPR Leagues

With the draft season coming upon us quickly, there are many players on fantasy owners' radars as possible breakouts. There are probably articles out there for any given player you can think of as to why they should be drafted. Instead of the same old article, let’s look at some players who, while they should... Read More

2 years ago


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