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About Jake Trowbridge - RotoBaller

Fantasy football occupies all the crevices of my life not already taken up by work, relationships, and obsessively re-watching The Office.

Jake Trowbridge - RotoBaller has written 29 articles so far, you can find them below.


Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 16

It's Week 16. It's Championship Week. If you've made it this far, you undoubtedly know the drill. It's also less likely you're in need of a player to pick up from the bowels of the waiver wire. But just for consistency sake and to ensure no championship-bound teams are left in the lurch, I'm going... Read More

1 month ago

Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 15

The first week of the fantasy playoffs is in the books, and hopefully you're still writing another chapter in it. Week 14 was absolutely brutal from an injury perspective, with several big name players getting carted off the field and burying multitudes of fantasy teams in the process. Mike Evans, Calvin Ridley, Devante Parker, Alshon... Read More

1 month ago

Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 14

You did it! You made it to the fantasy playoffs! At least, I assume you did if you're bothering to read a waiver wire column in Week 14. Or maybe you're just that dedicated to playing spoiler to leaguemates, in which case I would like to applaud you for being awesome. Or maybe your league's... Read More

2 months ago

Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 13

The final regular season game has arrived for all reasonable fantasy football leagues. If you've already locked up a playoff spot, congratulations! If you're still fighting for a spot, please don't neglect your waiver wire this week. In do-or-die scenarios you need to obtain any extra edge you can, even if that's just a slightly... Read More

2 months ago

Fantasy Football Rookies to Watch - Devin Singletary, Benny Snell, N'Keal Harry

Two more weeks left in the regular season, Rotoballers. Two more weeks to fight for a spot in the playoffs. Or if you're lucky and sitting at a 9-2 record (or thereabouts), two more weeks to rub your opponents' faces in your complete and utter dominance of the league. As always, I'm here to shift... Read More

2 months ago


Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 12

Rotoballers, if you're not active on the waiver wire this time of year, there are only two reasonable explanations: 1) You're sitting at 3-8 (or worse) and don't find it enjoyable to play spoiler to your league mates, or 2) You're 8-3 (or better) and have nothing but matchup-proof studs on your starting lineup and... Read More

2 months ago

Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 11

Rotoballers, if you're not active on the waiver wire this time of year, there are only two reasonable explanations: 1) You're sitting at 3-7 (or worse) and don't find it enjoyable to play spoiler to your league mates, or 2) You're 8-2 (or better) and have nothing but matchup-proof studs on your starting lineup and... Read More

2 months ago

Fantasy Football Rookies to Watch - Darius Slayton, Alexander Mattison, Ryan Finley

By Week 10 of the NFL season, it almost feels a bit disingenuous to still refer to first-year players "rookies." After all, most of them have seen plenty of on-field action at this point. But hey, the term is still technically accurate and therefore will continue to be used in this column. Just know, for... Read More

3 months ago

Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 10

The pressure is on, folks. With just four games left in the regular fantasy football season, now is the time to secure high-upside handcuffs and high-floor fill-ins for those players injured or on bye. Each week, the waiver wire scrap heap appears to get smaller and smaller, but that just means you have to squint... Read More

3 months ago

Fantasy Football Rookies to Watch - Marquise Brown, Devin Singletary, Hunter Renfrow

Week 9 of the fantasy football season is banging on your front door with the force of a thousand fists. Hopefully, you're at a point in your win-loss record where you feel comfortable letting it in. Now, let's all take a seat on the couch as we once again turn our focus to the 2019 draft... Read More

3 months ago


Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 9

Whether your fantasy team is sitting pretty at 7-1 or is still clawing toward contention at 3-5, you shouldn't neglect the waiver wire. Especially in deeper leagues where you need any edge you can get at the flex position. With bye weeks in full effect and the free agent scraps getting fewer and fewer, let... Read More

3 months ago

Fantasy Football Rookies to Watch - Diontae Johnson, Mecole Hardman, Preston Williams

It's Week 8 of the 2019 fantasy football season, Rotoballers. And what a ride it's been. We've watched some rookies blossom right before our very eyes, while others have remained trapped in their cocoons. And that's okay. Some players catch on and adjust to NFL game speed faster than others. Just because they haven't broken... Read More

3 months ago

Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 8

We're past the halfway point of the regular fantasy football season, which means you'd better start making some serious moves if you have any weaknesses in your roster. Unfortunately, this is also the time of the year when the waiver wire is at its most desolate. But that's why I'm here. To navigate you through... Read More

3 months ago

Fantasy Football Rookies to Watch - Darius Slayton, Jakobi Meyers, Josh Oliver

Week 7 is here RotoBallers, which means we're smack dab in the middle of the regular fantasy season! In case you are new to this column, each week we'll highlight a few first-year players who are worth keeping your eye on. Not all of the players listed below are must-starts, but all of them are... Read More

3 months ago

Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 7

The bye week difficulties continue this week with Carolina, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Tampa Bay all getting their rest in Week 7. It should be noted, however, that just because a player is currently in their bye week, doesn't mean you should avoid them on the waiver wire. In fact, this is often the easiest way... Read More

3 months ago


Fantasy Football Rookies to Watch in Week 6

Welcome to Week 6 RotoBallers! Each week in this column, we'll highlight a few first-year players who are worth keeping your eye on. Not all of the players listed below are must-starts, but all of them are in a position to be viable fantasy options. If any of these names are sitting out on your... Read More

3 months ago

Extracting Fantasy Value from Winless Teams

It's typically a good rule of thumb to invest in good offenses when playing fantasy football. After all, good offenses score points and points are kind of what makes this whole fantasy football train roll down the tracks. But that doesn't mean all bad offenses deserve to be quarantined from fantasy owners' rosters. Let's take... Read More

3 months ago

Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 6

Bye weeks are now in full effect with the Colts, Raiders, Bills, and Bears all enjoying some rest and relaxation. So this week you may need to pillage the waiver wire in order to fill your starting lineup. Hopefully, you've been paying attention to this article in previous weeks and have been picking some of... Read More

3 months ago

Fantasy Football Rookies to Watch in Week 5

Each week in this column, we'll highlight a few first-year players who are worth keeping your eye on. Not all of the players listed below are must-starts, but all of them are in a position to be viable fantasy options. If any of these names are sitting out on your waiver wire, you should keep... Read More

4 months ago

Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 5

The deeper into the season we get, the harder it's going to be to find worthwhile waiver wire pickups. Rarely are the hot-ticket players going to be staring you in the face. This is where we have to use a little more speculation so we can pick them up during the proverbial calm before the... Read More

4 months ago


Fantasy Football Rookies To Watch In Week 4

Each week in this column, we'll highlight a few first-year players who are worth keeping your eye on. Not all of the players listed below are must-starts, but all of them are in a position to be viable fantasy options. If any of these names are sitting out on your waiver wire, you should keep... Read More

4 months ago

Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 4

Three weeks into the season we can start to finally suss out the difference between flukes and trends. If a player has one or two unexpectedly great games to start the year, that could be a coincidence. If a player has three straight? That's a sign they're balling capabilities ought to be taken seriously. And... Read More

4 months ago

Fantasy Football Rookies To Watch In Week 3

Each week in this column, we'll highlight a few first-year players who are worth keeping your eye on. Not all of the players listed below are must-starts, but all of them are in a position to be viable fantasy options. If any of these names are sitting out on your waiver wire, you should keep... Read More

4 months ago

Week 3 Deeper League Waiver Pickups

Injuries have decimated the ranks of the NFL through two weeks, taking down some of the best at each position. Big-name quarterbacks are dropping like flies while notable skill position players are taking turns riding the injury carousel. In deeper leagues, it's kill or be killed on the waiver wire this week. The following players... Read More

4 months ago

Fantasy Football Rookies to Watch in Week 2

Each week in this column, we'll highlight a few first-year players who are worth keeping your eye on. Not all of the players listed below are must-starts, but all of them are in a position to be viable fantasy options. If any of these names are sitting out on your waiver wire, you should keep... Read More

5 months ago


Week 2 Deeper League Waiver Pickups

The aftermath of Week 1 is generally one of the most important weeks to utilize the waiver wire. Even in deeper leagues, where there aren't as many obvious players to scoop up. Each week, we will advise you which players to snatch up from waivers in your deeper leagues. These players are owned in approximately... Read More

5 months ago

Fantasy Football Rookies To Watch In Week 1

Each week in this column, we'll highlight a few first-year players who are worth keeping your eye on. Not all of the players listed below are must-starts, but all of them are in a position to be viable fantasy options. If any of these names are sitting out on your waiver wire, you should keep... Read More

5 months ago

Best Late-Round Tight End Picks If You're Punting the Position

Perhaps more than any other time in recent history, punting the tight end position in the draft seems like an optimal strategy. While it's never good to lock yourself into a strategy before your draft even starts, the obscene amount of buried treasure waiting to be scooped up in the later rounds makes the idea... Read More

5 months ago

Denver Receivers Are Draft Steals with Joe Flacco at the Helm

Every year, there's at least one offense in fantasy football that drafters avoid like the plague. Last year it was the much-maligned Jets, with rookie QB Sam Darnold. According to current ADP this year's quarantined fantasy offense appears to be the Broncos. Most egregiously ignored in fantasy drafts is Denver's wide receiving corps, which has... Read More

5 months ago

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Can a New Coach Fix Baker Mayfield in 2020?

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Wide Receiver VOS (Values Over Starter): 2019 Season In Context

The one (and only) good thing about fantasy football season ending is that we have plenty of time to analyze what happened during the past few months and put performances into context to prepare for next season. As football is an ever-evolving game, though, it makes sense to assess how good players were in fantasy... Read More


The King's Keeper Corner: NFL Postseason Impacts on Player Outlooks

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Introducing Value Over Starter Football Metrics

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Biggest Breakouts of 2019: Quarterback

2019 was a very interesting season of fantasy football, to say the least. It's safe to say no one was banking on the season that we saw from Lamar Jackson but he wasn't the only one to stand out. At the quarterback position, we saw some really exciting players start to shine and some older... Read More


Goodbye Runners, Hello Pass-Catching RBs: 2019 Season Trends

As the 2019 summer kept going we all had two things in our minds with regard to September's fantasy drafts and both of them were related to running backs: Where in the world are Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon and when will they be back? It made sense back then (and it still does now,... Read More


Where Does 2019 Rank Historically Among ADP Movers?

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Biggest Busts of 2019: Tight End

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Rushing Quarterbacks Are Becoming Necessary

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Biggest Breakouts Of 2019: Wide Receivers

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Tight End ADP Winners and Losers: 2019 Season Review

I've always believed that it is easier to lose a fantasy championship than to win it on draft day. It makes sense, as sure-fire players are expected to reward their owners with a lower risk-factor than the other way around and thus they're always drafter earlier. If they put up a season-long dud, though, you'll... Read More


Running Back ADP Winners and Losers: 2019 Season Review

I've always believed that it is easier to lose a fantasy championship than to win it on draft day. It makes sense, a sure-fire player is expected to reward his owners with a lower risk-factor than the other way around and thus they're always drafter earlier. If they end up as a season-long dud, though,... Read More


Biggest Surprises of 2019: Tight End

The 2019 NFL season was anything but predictable. I mean, the Tennessee Titans made the AFC title game! Andrew Luck retired right before the season! [Insert one of many, many other things here, because all lists need three items but I couldn't decide between all the possible third options.] One position where things at the... Read More


Wide Receiver Risers and Fallers: 2019 Season Review

We continue our series covering the biggest risers and fallers of 2019 with the wide receiver position. I'll look at both 2018 and 2019 statistical outcomes from every player, contrast their performances, calculate differences in each category and come up with the most prominent names going forward. This past season, receivers didn't dominate in fantasy,... Read More


Wide Receiver ADP Winners and Losers: 2019 Season Review

I've always believed that it is easier to lose a fantasy championship than to win it on draft day. It makes sense, as sure-fire players are expected to reward his owners with a lower risk-factor than the other way around and thus they're always drafter earlier. If they put up a season-long dud, though, you'll... Read More