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About Jesse Borek - RotoBaller

Jesse Borek - RotoBaller has written 2827 articles so far, you can find them below.

Will Fuller Aims To Continue Torrid Stretch

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller erupted onto the scene as a legitimate fantasy weapon in Week 5 with his 15-reception, three-touchdown game. He followed it up by a pedestrian outing last week, but he did see nine targets, with finding the end zone on multiple occasions very nearly coming to fruition. The Colts’ pass... Read More

2 months ago

Dede Westbrook Could Be Solid Flex Option If Active

The primary concern surrounding Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook is a shoulder ailment that has kept his status for Sunday’s contest up in the air. While owners wouldn’t be blamed for shying away with the injury lingering enough to keep the questionable tag on him, Westbrook has seen a combined 19 targets from quarterback... Read More

2 months ago

Kenny Stills Makes Return To Field For Week 7

After missing two weeks due to a hamstring ailment, Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills will be back in the mix, aiming to haul in targets from quarterback Deshaun Watson. Stills hasn’t found the end zone since his debut contest with the Texans in Week 1, although he has recorded multiple receptions in each of... Read More

2 months ago

Deshaun Watson To Make First Divisional Game Start

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson will look to rebound this week after he recorded his first two-interception outing since Week 11 of the 2018 year against Kansas City in Week 6. Despite the picks, Watson completed a season-high 30 passes en route to tossing for 280 yards. The Colts Defense that he squares off with... Read More

2 months ago

Jaguars Defense Presents Steady Option In Week 7

Following two straight close losses, the Jacksonville Jaguars enter their contest against the Cincinnati Bengals needing a victory to remain in AFC playoff conversation. At the crux of securing that win will be their defensive unit, which has been largely hit or miss over the first six weeks of the year. Despite All-Pro cornerback Jalen... Read More

2 months ago

Gardner Minshew In Line For Bounce-Back Performance

Jacksonville rookie signal caller Gardner Minshew hit a significant bump in the road last week for the first time as a starter. The cure for that skid? It may just prove to be a matchup against a Bengals Defense yielding greater than 425 yards per game. Minshew failed to toss a touchdown last Sunday against... Read More

2 months ago

Marquez Valdes-Scantling Posts Quiet Outing

It was an underwhelming afternoon for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who reeled in just one reception for 18 yards during the team’s victory over the Cowboys. In prime position to see an increased workload in the absence of Davante Adams, Valdes-Scantling saw four targets, a season low. Even if Adams is forced... Read More

2 months ago

Mason Crosby Flawless In Victory

Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby delivered his best fantasy outing of the year Sunday against Dallas, nailing both a 20-yard and 38-yard field goal. That marks three consecutive weeks of multiple made field goals for the 13-year veteran, who also notched four made extra points, his most since Week 13 of last season. As... Read More

2 months ago

Jimmy Graham Catches All Three Targets In Win

Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham has found himself back in the good graces of the team’s offense and trended in that direction again during Sunday’s win over Dallas. He hauled in all three targets from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, finishing with 41 receiving yards. Graham’s next touchdown reception will surpass his mark from all... Read More

2 months ago

Geronimo Allison Hauls In Two Receptions

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison drew elevated levels of fantasy interest ahead of his matchup against the Dallas Cowboys due to the injury to Davante Adams, but despite Allison getting six targets from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, he finished with just two catches good for 28 yards. No Packers wideout found the end zone,... Read More

2 months ago

Packers Defense Notches Trio Of Interceptions, Sacks

The Green Bay Packers Defense was all over the stat sheet during Sunday’s win over the Dallas Cowboys. While the secondary yielded 463 passing yards to Dak Prescott, the group managed to sack Dallas’ signal caller on three occasions, as well as intercepting him thrice, as well. Despite the daunting matchup of facing elite running... Read More

2 months ago

Aaron Rodgers Posts Pedestrian Line In Victory

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers failed to toss a touchdown for the first time this season during his team’s win over the Cowboys. The last time that the Packers won a game in which Rodgers did not throw for a touchdown was Week 15 of the 2016 campaign. With favored target Davante Adams unavailable... Read More

2 months ago

Sammy Watkins Questionable To Return Due To Hamstring Injury

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins is questionable to take the field during the second half of Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts due to a hamstring ailment. Injuries limited him throughout the week and left his status up in the air before kickoff. Despite being ruled active, Watkins did not record a reception... Read More

2 months ago

Aaron Jones Delivers Dominating Four Touchdown Performance

It was a career day for Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones, whose arrival back in his home state of Texas saw him rip off 107 yards on the ground and 75 more through the air, culminating with a four-touchdown outing in the win over Dallas. With Green Bay’s receiving core hampered by a... Read More

2 months ago

Jimmy Graham Hauls In Touchdown On Nine-Target Night

Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham may not have had a flawless night during Thursday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but he dialed back the clock somewhat by hauling in six receptions for 61 yards, including his second touchdown of the year. The nine targets that Graham saw from quarterback Aaron Rodgers are his... Read More

2 months ago

Davante Adams Racks Up 180 Receiving Yards, Injures Toe

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams continued his touchdown drought during Thursday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but that far from precluded him from having an elite fantasy outing. Adams hauled in 10 receptions for a career-high 180 yards, completely in sync with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Unfortunately, Adams suffered a right toe injury, which... Read More

2 months ago

Aaron Jones Silenced On Ground, Still Posts Solid Performance

How pleased owners are with Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones likely depends upon the format in which he’s rostered. During Thursday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Jones was smothered as a rusher, carrying the ball 13 times for 21 yards with a high of seven yards. He was able to sneak into the... Read More

2 months ago

Mason Crosby Returns To Perfect Form In Week 4

Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby knocked through both field goals and all three extra points that he attempted during Thursday’s defeat against the Philadelphia Eagles. Crosby remains a solid kicking option due to the all-around explosiveness of the Green Bay offense. After making just one field goal through the first two weeks, Crosby has... Read More

2 months ago

Marquez Valdes-Scantling Hauls In Fewer Than Half His Targets

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling has seen his performance fluctuate through the first quarter of the 2019 season. During Thursday’s defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles, Valdes-Scantling was targeted seven times by Aaron Rodgers, but finished with just three receptions totaling 47 yards. Just a week removed from a near 100-yard game that also... Read More

2 months ago

Geronimo Allison Gets Back In Touchdown Column

It has been a quiet start to the 2019 season for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison, but he put together an impressive performance during Thursday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, which included a dazzling over-the-middle catch and touchdown reception. In what was an enormous passing night for the Green Bay offense, Allison came... Read More

2 months ago

Aaron Rodgers Racks Up 422 Passing Yards In Defeat

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers slung the pigskin early and often during Thursday’s loss against the Philadelphia Eagles, finishing 34-for-53 through the air. After three consecutive weeks to open the season of sub-300-yard performances, Rodgers dialed up his first game north of 400 yards since Week 15 last year -- he compiled three such... Read More

2 months ago

Packers Defense Bombarded By Eagles Offensive Attack

The Green Bay Packers’ defense took its first big blow of the season during Thursday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. While the secondary limited quarterback Carson Wentz to just 160 passing yards through the air, Philly’s backfield combined for 176 yards on the ground. After yielding just 35 points combined over the first three weeks... Read More

2 months ago

Tre'Quan Smith Has Status Up In The Air For Week 3

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith may ultimately wind up suiting up Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, but he certainly isn’t trending in that direction after having been held out of practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury. Additionally, even if Smith is able to get on the field, he’ll be dealing with a... Read More

3 months ago

Teddy Bridgewater, Taysom Hill Make For Difficult Week 3 Options

New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater saw ample playing time during the team’s Week 2 loss to the Los Angeles Rams after he replaced the injured Drew Brees. Bridgewater finished 17-for-30, and while he did not commit a turnover, he was unable to lead New Orleans into the end zone. Despite that, Bridgewater appears in... Read More

3 months ago

Alvin Kamara Poised For Expanded Role In Week 3

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is an explosive fantasy play on any weekend, but with the news that quarterback Drew Brees will be sidelined for at least the next month, Kamara figures to take on a bigger role in the Saints’ offense against Seattle. While head coach Sean Payton has oscillated on who... Read More

3 months ago

Avery Bradley To Ink Deal To Join Lakers

Shooting guard Avery Bradley is expected to sign a two-year, $9.7 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers upon his clearing of waivers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The Grizzlies waived Bradley earlier in the summer, paving the way for the former NBA All-Defensive First Team selection to join a revamped Lakers roster. The... Read More

5 months ago

Dylan Osetkowski Logs 16 Shot Attempts In 26 Minutes

Cleveland Cavaliers center Dylan Osetkowski was uber-aggressive on both sides of the floor during Tuesday’s Summer League loss to the Utah Jazz. In addition to his three steals, Osetkowski took a game-high 16 shots, making only four. He would go on to finish with 14 points and six rebounds, knocking down a pair of threes.... Read More

5 months ago

Naz Mitrou-Long Goes For 17 Points Against Former Squad

Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Naz Mitrou-Long got his first taste of NBA action as a member of the Utah Jazz over the past two seasons, but went for 17 points against his former team Tuesday. With opportunities aplenty on the unproven Cavaliers roster, Mitrou-Long is eyeing a spot with his diverse offensive arsenal. He logged... Read More

5 months ago

Justin Wright-Foreman Drops 20 Points During Victory

Utah Jazz point guard Justin Wright-Foreman notched 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting during Tuesday’s Summer League win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Competition for the point guard slot on the Jazz roster has ramped up significantly with the addition of both Mike Conley and Emmanuel Mudiay, but Utah thought highly enough of Wright-Foreman to select him... Read More

5 months ago

Tony Bradley Delivers Another Enormous Showing

Utah Jazz center Tony Bradley has wasted little time making an impact during Summer League, having taken his game up a notch during Tuesday’s win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bradley had a double-double in Monday’s opener, but went for a robust 26 points and 16 rebounds Tuesday, finishing 9-for-13 from the field and 8-for-10 from... Read More

5 months ago

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Waiver Wire Express - Week 15 Lightning Round

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