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About Justin Bales - RotoBaller

Justin Bales is currently an NFL, MLB, NBA, and MMA writer for RotoBaller, but he also writes about NBA, MLB, CFB, and CBB for other sites. He's the co-founder of PureStatsFantasy.com with his brother Jason Bales, and he's looking to give the fantasy world enough knowledge for success. Follow him on twitter (@BalesSJustin)

Justin Bales - RotoBaller has written 546 articles so far, you can find them below.


O.J. Howard (TE, TB) - 2017 NFL Rookie Profile

Position, Team, NFL Draft Spot: TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1.19 Dynasty Positional Rank: 8 Redraft Target Round: 9-12 Analysis: O.J. Howard was seen as an elite prospect that underperformed during his time at Alabama. He was a full time starter for two years at Alabama, but only recorded 83 receptions for 1,197 yards and five touchdowns in 27... Read More

2 years ago

Evan Engram (TE, NYG) - 2017 NFL Rookie Profile

Position, Team, NFL Draft Spot: TE, New York Giants, 1.23 Dynasty Positional Rank: 11 Redraft Target Round: 10-15 Analysis: Evan Engram is a player whose stock has been steadily rising since the NFL Combine. He posted solid numbers in quickness drills, but really stood out with a 4.42 40-yard dash. He was tied for fifth in the fastest 40-yard... Read More

2 years ago

David Njoku (TE, CLE) - 2017 NFL Rookie Profile

Position, Team, NFL Draft Spot: TE, Cleveland Browns, 1.29 Dynasty Positional Rank: 12 Redraft Target Round: 10-15 Analysis: David Njoku, formerly of the Miami Hurricanes, was the final tight end to be drafted in the first round of the draft. He showed great athleticism at the NFL Combine, as he posted a respectable 40-yard dash to go along... Read More

2 years ago

Gerald Everett (TE, LAR) - 2017 NFL Rookie Profile

Position, Team, NFL Draft Spot: TE, Los Angeles Rams, 2.12 Dynasty Positional Rank: 19 Redraft Target Round: Unranked, not viable for 2017 Analysis: Gerald Everett is a small-school prospect who boosted his stock quite a bit at the NFL Combine. He finished in the top five for tight ends in the bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, 3-cone drill,... Read More

2 years ago

Adam Shaheen (TE, CHI) - 2017 NFL Rookie Profile

Position, Team, NFL Draft Spot: TE, Chicago Bears, 2.13 Dynasty Positional Rank: 21 Redraft Target Round: Unranked, not viable for 2017 Analysis: Adam Shaheen is a Division II prospect, who heard his name called significantly earlier than most expected on draft day. He was a basketball player that essentially played one full season of tight end for Ashland University.... Read More

2 years ago


Jonnu Smith (TE, TEN) - 2017 NFL Rookie Profile

Position, Team, NFL Draft Spot: TE, Tennessee Titans, 3.36 Dynasty Positional Rank: 26 Redraft Target Round: Unranked, not viable for 2017 Analysis: Jonnu Smith is small-school prospect who displayed good upside at Florida International University. Through 43 games, Smith totaled 178 receptions for 2,001 yards and 18 touchdowns. He’s an athletic receiver who has put forth great effort blocking... Read More

2 years ago

Jake Butt (TE, DEN) - 2017 NFL Rookie Profile

Position, Team, NFL Draft Spot: TE, Denver Broncos, 5.01 Dynasty Positional Rank: 29 Redraft Target Round: Unranked, not viable for 2017 Analysis: Jake Butt was seen as a great prospect coming into his senior season, but a torn ACL in Michigan’s bowl game derailed his draft stock. Through his last two seasons at Michigan, Butt recorded 97 catches for... Read More

2 years ago

Bucky Hodges (TE, MIN) - 2017 NFL Rookie Profile

Position, Team, NFL Draft Spot: TE, Minnesota Vikings, 6.17 Dynasty Positional Rank: 40 Redraft Target Round: Unranked, not viable for 2017 Analysis: Bucky Hodges found quite a bit of success at Virginia Tech as a three-year starter for the Hokies. In those three seasons, Hodges recorded 133 catches for 1,747 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also displayed solid versatility,... Read More

2 years ago

Fight Night 112: MMA Main Card Predictions and DFS Picks

What's up RotoBallers. In this column, I will be taking a look at the main card for Fight Night 112. Our analysis will help you with your DraftKings MMA lineups. We will be keeping track based on picking winners and losers. We will also predict how the fight will be finished, but that will not... Read More

2 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (6/20/17): MLB DFS Advice for FanDuel and DraftKings

We have a large Tuesday slate, which has been the pattern for the majority of the MLB season. That means we can tackle lineup construction in multiple different ways, as you can fill your lineup with mid-priced options or use a stars and scrubs type of lineup. In this article, I will be providing you... Read More

2 years ago


Davis Webb (QB, NYG) - 2017 NFL Rookie Profile

Position, Team, NFL Draft Spot: QB, New York Giants, 3.23 Dynasty Positional Rank: 38 Redraft Target Round: Unranked, not viable for 2017 Analysis: Webb was a walk-on at Texas Tech in 2013 before ending his collegiate career with California in 2016. He looked outstanding in Cal’s Air Raid offense, as Webb threw for 4,295 yards and 37 touchdowns in... Read More

2 years ago

C.J. Beathard (QB, SF) - 2017 NFL Rookie Profile

Position, Team, NFL Draft Spot: QB, San Francisco 49ers, 3.40 Dynasty Positional Rank: 40+ Redraft Target Round: Unranked, not viable for 2017 Analysis: Beathard was a two year starter at Iowa after playing a backup role as a freshman and sophomore. He wasn’t an overly impressive player, but that was mainly due to the pro-style offense he was playing... Read More

2 years ago

Joshua Dobbs (QB, PIT) - 2017 NFL Rookie Profile

Position, Team, NFL Draft Spot: QB, Pittsburgh Steelers, 4.29 Dynasty Positional Rank: 35 Redraft Target Round: Unranked, not viable for 2017 Analysis: Josh Dobbs started two years for the Tennessee Volunteers and he took a notable step forward in his second season. As a senior, Dobbs threw for nearly 3,000 yards and 27 touchdowns. He also added 831 yards... Read More

2 years ago

Deshaun Watson (QB, HOU) - 2017 NFL Rookie Profile

Position, Team, NFL Draft Spot: QB, Houston Texans, 1.12 Dynasty Positional Rank: 23 Redraft Target Round: 12-15 Analysis: Watson was the most successful college quarterback in the NFL Draft, as he led Clemson to the National Championship game in two consecutive years, including a victory in 2016. In two years as a starter, Watson threw for 8,702 yards and... Read More

2 years ago

DeShone Kizer (QB, PIT) - 2017 NFL Rookie Profile

Position, Team, NFL Draft Spot: QB, Cleveland Browns, 2.20 Dynasty Positional Rank: 30 Redraft Target Round: Unranked, not viable for 2017 Analysis: Kizer did not progress the way some thought he would in his second season as a starter. He posted nearly identical numbers during his junior season as he did his sophomore season. The major step back for... Read More

2 years ago


Patrick Mahomes (QB, KC) - 2017 NFL Rookie Profile

Position, Team, NFL Draft Spot: QB, Kansas City Chiefs, 1.10 Dynasty Positional Rank: 17 Redraft Target Round: Unranked, not viable for 2017 Analysis: Pat Mahomes was one of the faster risers during the draft process, as he was not seen as a potential first-round pick until only a couple weeks before the draft. He was labeled a gunslinger coming... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (6/15/17): MLB DFS Advice

We have a small seven game slate tonight to go along with a small three game slate early in the day. Three games is not enough to comfortably make a team, which means this article will focus around the later slate tonight. In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (6/14/17): MLB DFS Advice

Wednesday is broken down into two slates, but there are only three games on the early slate. There are not enough options in only three games to comfortably make a team, so this article will focus on the later slate, which features 11 games. In this article, I will be providing you with my daily... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (6/13/17): MLB DFS Advice

We get another huge Tuesday slate, as there are 14 games tonight. There are plenty of options at all spectrums of the price range, including elite high-priced options to go along with some bottom of the barrel salary relief options. This is a great slate for lineup construction. In this article, I will be providing... Read More

2 years ago

Fight Night 111: MMA Main Card Predictions and DFS Picks

What's up RotoBallers. In this column, I will be taking a look at the main card for Fight Night 111. Our analysis will help you with your DraftKings MMA lineups. We will be keeping track based on picking winners and losers. We will also predict how the fight will be finished, but that will not... Read More

2 years ago


Mitchell Trubisky (QB, CHI) - 2017 NFL Rookie Profile

Position, Team, NFL Draft Spot: QB, Chicago Bears, 1.02 Dynasty Positional Rank: 25 Redraft Target Round: Unranked, not viable for 2017 Analysis: Trubisky was a one-year starter for the University of North Carolina before being selected by the Chicago Bears in the 2017 NFL Draft. He dominated with nearly 3,800 yards, 30 touchdowns, and only six interceptions through 13... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (06/08/17): MLB DFS Advice

DraftKings has broken the day up into two slates, and both of them have enough games to be played. The early slate is certainly small, but we can construct lineups for it. The later slate is the one that should be focused on, but this article will contain picks from both of the slates. In... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (06/07/17): MLB DFS Advice

There are two slates on DraftKings tooday, but the early slate only has three games. The late slate is much larger with many more options. This article focuses on the later slate rather than the earlier one. In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 6/7/17.... Read More

2 years ago

Fight Night 110: MMA Main Card Predictions and DFS Picks

What's up RotoBallers. In this column, I will be taking a look at the main card for Fight Night 110. Our analysis will help you with your DraftKings MMA lineups. We will be keeping track based on picking winners and losers. We will also predict how the fight will be finished, but that will not... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (06/06/17): MLB DFS Advice

We had a short slate last night, but we have a much larger slate tonight. Nearly everyone is playing, which means we have plenty of options to sort through. Their are elite options in all price ranges tonight, which means we will likely see plenty of high scoring lineups. In this article, I will be... Read More

2 years ago


DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (6/1/17): MLB DFS Advice

This is somewhat of a terrible day for DFS MLB. The games are broken into two slates, but neither one is sizable. There are enough games to field teams, though, and this article will focus on both slates. In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (5/31/17): MLB DFS Advice

We have a massive slate tonight, as nearly every team plays. That leaves us with plenty of options in all price ranges. We also have a few stacking options that will allow us to either use cheap or expensive pitching options. Alright, now let's party! In this article, I will be providing you with my... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (5/30/17): MLB DFS Advice

We have a massive slate tonight, as nearly every team plays. That leaves us with plenty of options in all price ranges. We also have a few stacking options that will allow us to either use cheap or expensive pitching options. Alright, now let's party! In this article, I will be providing you with my... Read More

2 years ago

UFC 212: MMA Main Card Predictions and DFS Picks

What's up RotoBallers. In this column, I will be taking a look at the main card for UFC 212. Our analysis will help you with your DraftKings MMA lineups. We will be keeping track based on picking winners and losers. We will also predict how the fight will be finished, but that will not reflect... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (5/25/17): MLB DFS Advice

Today is broken into two slates that are similar in size. Neither slate is very big, but there are plenty of plays on the early and late slate, though. This article focuses on both of these slates.  In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on... Read More

2 years ago


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