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About JB Branson - RotoBaller

From the woods of GA. Bachelors in Finance from prestigious Kennesaw State University. Field Artillery Officer, US Army. Keeper Player Valuation Formula is my baby. MLB, NFL, a dab of NBA. @RowdyRotoJB

JB Branson - RotoBaller has written 159 articles so far, you can find them below.


Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (7/30/17): MLB Advice for FanDuel and DraftKings

Welcome back to another Sunday Funday edition of MLB DFS picks and advice, RotoBallers. Today we have a 10 game Sunday day slate on FanDuel, and a bonus 11 game slate on DraftKings, who graciously added BAL at TEX into our selections. In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball... Read More

3 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (7/23/17): MLB DFS Advice for FanDuel and DraftKings

Welcome back to another Sunday edition of MLB DFS picks and advice from your friendly neighborhood RotoBaller. We have ourselves a beautiful 10 game main slate in typical Sunday morning fashion today, and it is quite an ugly sight on the pitching side. Corey Kluber is facing the Blue Jays today and will be everyone's... Read More

3 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (7/16/17): MLB DFS Advice for FanDuel and DraftKings

MLB Sundays aren't quite NFL Sundays, but man are they still hard to beat. Brunch, early beer, and juicy-fat slates that start at 1 PM. Today is no exception, RotoBallers, as we have a 12 game main slate on both sites ripe for the picking. In this article, I will be providing you with my... Read More

3 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (7/9/17): MLB DFS Advice for FanDuel and DraftKings

Welcome to another baseball-filled Sunday, RotoBallers. There is nothing better than a beautiful 10 game day slate to cap off your weekend. Today's pitching match-ups are star-studded with the likes of Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber, Yu Darvish, Chris Archer, David Price, Masahiro Tanaka, and Jon Lester. The weather looks absolutely perfect across the board. It truly is... Read More

3 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (7/1/17): MLB DFS Advice for FanDuel and DraftKings

Welcome to the weekend, RotoBallers. Running a bit late here today thanks to the usual massive Oklahoma storm knocking out my power all night. We have 17 games of America's pastime to enjoy as we kick off our 4th of July weekend, as both CLE-DET and KC-MIN play doubleheaders. After all the storms last night,... Read More

3 years ago


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Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (6/24/17): MLB DFS Advice for FanDuel and DraftKings

Welcome to the weekend, RotoBallers, and another Saturday full of baseball. Also Happy Kershaw day, although with the way the ace in Cleveland has been pitching I am inclined to instead declare this Corey Kluber day... Due to the starting times being spread all over the clock per usual, the slates are always funky on... Read More

3 years ago

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

Welcome to the weekend, RotoBallers, and happy Father's Day to all you fellow padres out there! We are starting a new trend here at RotoBaller, combing all of our beautiful MLB DFS info for both FanDuel and DraftKings into one centralized article. There is no need for us to be divided! We are all the... Read More

3 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (6/10/17): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome yet again to the weekend, RotoBallers. Today we have a fan-freakin-tastic 17 game slate of baseball. That's right, we have double headers between OAK-TB and NYM-ATL. Unfortunately we only get to play the first of each on DraftKings, thus missing out on the return of Steven Matz. But what we do get to play... Read More

3 years ago

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (6/10/17): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome yet again to the weekend, RotoBallers. Today we have a fan-freakin-tastic 17 game slate of baseball. That's right, we have double headers between OAK-TB and NYM-ATL. Unfortunately we only get to play the first of each on FanDuel, thus missing out on the return of Steven Matz. But what we do get to play... Read More

3 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (06/03/17): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome to the weekend, RotoBallers. Today we have our usual Saturday with a  day game-heavy 15 game slate. Draftkings has it split into a nine game early slate, and a five game main slate. However, the only way you can utilize the NYY-TOR game is by playing All-Day contests. For these reasons, I will be focusing... Read More

3 years ago


FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (06/03/17): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome to the weekend, RotoBallers. Today we have our usual Saturday with a  day game-heavy 15 game slate. FanDuel has it split into a nine game early slate, and a five game main slate. However, the only way you can utilize the NYY-TOR game is by playing All-Day contests. For these reasons, I will be... Read More

3 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers- Memorial Day Edition (5/29/17): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome back, RotoBallers. Usually I only get the chance to give you sub-par DFS advice on Saturdays, but today I am honored to be able to bring you sub-par DFS advice on this Memorial Day. As you enjoy your day off consisting of grilling, swimming, relaxing, and watching a full slate of beautiful baseball, please... Read More

3 years ago

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (5/27/17): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome to the weekend, RotoBallers. Today we have an extra full slate of beautiful baseball thanks to a double header in South side. FanDuel had to be extra weird of course, and has broken it down into a two game "extra" early slate starting at 1:05 PM ET, an eight game early slate starting at 2:10 PM... Read More

3 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (5/27/17): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome to the weekend, RotoBallers. Today we have an extra full slate of beautiful baseball thanks to a double header in South side. DraftKings has broken it down into a 10 game early slate starting at 1:05 PM ET, and a mini 5 game Main slate starting at 7:05 PM ET. I will focus on... Read More

3 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (5/20/17): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome to the weekend RotoBallers. We have a full 15 games today, per usual. DraftKings has split them up into an eight game early slate featuring Max Scherzer and the best stacking options, and a seven game main slate. Weather could have an impact for four of todays games. KC-MIN, MIL-CHC, and SFG-STL all have rain... Read More

3 years ago


FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (5/20/17): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome to the weekend RotoBallers. We have a full 15 games today, per usual. FanDuel has split them up into an eight game early slate featuring Max Scherzer and the best stacking options, and a seven game main slate. Weather could have an impact for four of todays games. KC-MIN, MIL-CHC, and SFG-STL all have rain... Read More

3 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (5/13/17): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome to the weekend RotoBallers. Today is another beautiful Saturday comprised of a full slate of baseball. DraftKings has these 15 games broken down into six early games starting at 1:05 ET and a nine game main slate starting at 7:05 ET. I myself will be on the links during the early games but will... Read More

3 years ago

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (5/13/17): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome to the weekend RotoBallers. Today is another beautiful Saturday comprised of a full slate of baseball. FanDuel has these 15 games broken down into six early games starting at 1:05 ET and a nine game main slate starting at 7:05 ET. I myself will be on the links during the early games but will... Read More

3 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (5/6/17): MLB DFS Advice

Happy Saturday RotoBallers. I am sorry that I don't have a cool Star Wars theme or a holiday that encourages heavy drinking to tag along like the past two days. Just your normal, boring, beautiful Saturday with a full slate of baseball. DraftKings has split up the games into a three game early slate, and a... Read More

3 years ago

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (5/6/17): MLB DFS Advice

Happy Saturday RotoBallers. I am sorry that I don't have a cool Star Wars theme or a holiday that encourages heavy drinking to tag along like the past two days. Just your normal, boring, beautiful Saturday with a full slate of baseball. FanDuel has split up the games into a three game early slate, and... Read More

3 years ago


DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (4/29/17): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome to another full-slate Saturday of MLB DFS. Today we have a seven game Early slate, with an eight game Main slate. Unfortunately, there are quite a few weather concerns on the forecast. CWS-DET, CIN-STL, SEA-CLE, MIN-KC, and LAA-TEX all have decent chances of rain and/or thunderstorms at game time. So today will be one of... Read More

3 years ago

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (4/29/17): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome to another full-slate Saturday of MLB DFS. Today we have a five game Early slate, with a fat juicy 10 game Main slate. Unfortunately, there are quite a few weather concerns on the forecast. CWS-DET, CIN-STL, SEA-CLE, MIN-KC, and LAA-TEX all have decent chances of rain and/or thunderstorms at game time. So today will... Read More

3 years ago

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (4/22/17): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome to the weekend, RotoBallers. Today we have 15 games, split into a five game early slate and a 10 game main slate. The only weather concern on the forecast today is the first game of the slate in Cincinnati. It will more than likely be delayed due to rain, making Jake Arrieta a risky play in... Read More

3 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (4/22/17): MLB DFS Advice

Welcome to the weekend, RotoBallers. Today we have 15 games, split into a six game early slate and a nine game main slate. The only weather concern on the forecast today is the first game of the slate in Cincinnati. It will more than likely be delayed due to rain, making Jake Arrieta a risky... Read More

3 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (4/15/17): MLB DFS Advice

Who's ready to get rowdy? Welcome to Saturday DFS, RotoBallers. Today we have a full plate of baseball, split between a 10-game Early Slate and a five-game Main Slate. Mother Nature looks to be fairly cooperative, with only the CWS-MIN game in Minneapolis looking like a serious storm risk for the second consecutive day. There... Read More

3 years ago


FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (4/15/17): MLB DFS Advice

Who's ready to get rowdy? Welcome to Saturday DFS, RotoBallers. Today we have a full plate of baseball, split between a 10-game Early Slate and a five-game Main Slate. Mother Nature looks to be fairly cooperative, with only the CWS-MIN game in Minneapolis looking like a serious storm risk for the second consecutive day. There... Read More

3 years ago

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (4/8/17): MLB DFS Advice

What a beautiful slate we have today. Full 15 games for the All-Day, and a fat 10 game Main slate on FanDuel for the first Saturday of the 2017 MLB season. We have a plethora of big name pitchers, including the best in the business, and the power-hitting Madison Bumgarner. The weather looks promising across... Read More

3 years ago

DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (4/8/17): MLB DFS Advice

What a beautiful slate we have today. Full 15 games for the All-Day, and a fat 10 game Main slate on Draftkings for the first Saturday of the 2017 MLB season. We have a plethora of big name pitchers, including the best in the business, and the power-hitting Madison Bumgarner. The weather looks promising across the... Read More

3 years ago

Turning Two: Who Will Earn 50 Saves in 2017?

Welcome back to our sixth edition of Turning Two. We've now discussed candidates for 50 HR, .350 BA, 300 K, 20 W, and 20/20 campaigns for the 2017 season. This week's topic focuses on the one position we have yet to cover, the most mystical of fantasy players, closers. Reaching 50 saves is an impressive, yet not rare, feat. Since... Read More

3 years ago

American League Outfielders: Overvalued and Undervalued

With the MLB season right around the corner, we are in high-season for fantasy baseball drafts. Before you enter your draft room this year, it would behoove you to check out our ADP analysis pieces here at RotoBaller. We will ensure you have a good working knowledge of how players are being viewed, when to grab... Read More

3 years ago


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