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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 160 articles so far, you can find them below.


Biggest Risers and Fallers of 2016 - Quarterbacks

The 2016 fantasy football season has come and gone. It is such a bitter period of time we currently reside in, as we watch great football games on television but no longer have our fantasy teams to constantly monitor and tinker with. Allow yourself to mourn, for it is natural and quite healthy. But before... Read More

3 years ago

2017 Keeper Values: Catcher Rankings - Tier One: Gary Sanchez

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at catcher keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier one), featuring Gary Sanchez, for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must... Read More

3 years ago

2017 Keeper Values: Catcher Rankings - Tier Two: Willson Contreras

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at catcher keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier two), for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated... Read More

3 years ago

2017 Keeper Values: Catcher Rankings - Tier Three

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to my series on keeper leagues. Today I'll be taking a look at catcher keeper values for fantasy baseball (tier three), for those of you deciding what players to keep for your teams. Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated... Read More

3 years ago

Fernando Rodney and Joaquin Benoit Add Veteran Presence to Bullpens in Need

A pair of 39 year old relievers journey to new destinations as Fernando Rodney and Joaquin Benoit were both signed this offseason, to their eighth and seventh career teams, respectively. Both veterans were signed to one year deals, and both to teams who desperately need experience in the late innings. Rodney agreed to a $2.5 million... Read More

3 years ago


Mitch Moreland Brings his Gold Glove to Beantown

Last month after trading baseball's number one prospect for Chris Sale and swapping Travis Shaw for bullpen stud Tyler Thornburg, the Boston Red Sox made a far less sexy transaction by signing Mitch Moreland to a one year, $5 million contract. As everyone may know by now, there was a gaping hole in the heart of the... Read More

3 years ago

RotoBaller's Fantastic Four: 2016 NFL Bold Predictions

Oh hot damn, RotoBaller's big dawgs are back for football season. You know you never get sick of bold predictions and hot taeks, and our taeks are the hottest around. Unplug your smoke detectors--here comes the fire. Our "Fantastic Four" is comprised of JB Branson (@RowdyRotoJB), Nick Mariano (@NMariano53), Max Petrie (@Max_Petrie) and yours truly, Bill Dubiel... Read More

3 years ago

2016 Top 15 Wide Receiver Keeper Values

Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft round in order to keep a player into the up-coming season. These rankings are based on Keeper "Values". In the marketing world, Value can be defined as: the extent to which a good or service (player) is... Read More

4 years ago

2016 Top Ten Running Back Keeper Values

Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft round in order to keep a player into the up-coming season. These rankings are based on Keeper "Values". In the marketing world, Value can be defined as: the extent to which a good or service (player) is... Read More

4 years ago

2016 Top Five Quarterback Keeper Values

Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft round in order to keep a player into the up-coming season. These rankings are based on Keeper "Values". In the marketing world, Value can be defined as: the extent to which a good or service (player) is... Read More

4 years ago


RotoBaller's Fantastic Four: Bold Predictions For the Second Half

What's up Rotoballers. With the All Star Break in the rear view mirror and the second half underway, we figured it was time to gather up four of the kookiest, albeit best writers we have and hear their bold predictions for the home stretch. Our "Fantastic Four" is comprised of JB Branson (@RowdyRotoJB), Nick Mariano... Read More

4 years ago

K-Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 14: Buy or Sell?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in a pitcher's strikeout rate over the last thirty days. The tool is for Premium subscribers only, and can be found here. Missing bats is the #1 way a... Read More

4 years ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (7/4/16): MLB DFS Advice

Happy 4th of July, RotoBallers! Enjoy that freedom today, and be safe with all your loud obnoxious fireworks. As President Thomas Whitmore (portrayed by Bill Pullman) once said, "Perhaps its fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom, not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution --... Read More

4 years ago

K-Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 13: Buy or Sell?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in a pitcher's strikeout rate over the last thirty days. The tool is for Premium subscribers only, and can be found here. Missing bats is the #1 way a... Read More

4 years ago

K-Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 12: Buy or Sell?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in a pitcher's strikeout rate over the last thirty days. The tool is for Premium subscribers only, and can be found here. Missing bats is the #1 way a... Read More

4 years ago


K-Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 11: Buy or Sell?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in a pitcher's strikeout rate over the last thirty days. The tool is for Premium subscribers only, and can be found here. Missing bats is the #1 way a... Read More

4 years ago

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MLB Hitter Cheat Sheet (6/18/16): Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Picks

Welcome to the weekend, RotoBallers. Today we have a rather strange full slate, split up between nine early games starting at 2:10 pm ET and five late games starting at 8:15 pm ET. Yes, if you did quick math, you would have noticed that only equals 14 games. This is because the CWS-CLE game, starting... Read More

4 years ago

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers in Week 11: Buy or Sell?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in contact rate over the last seven days. The tool can be found here. Keep in mind, any statistic being viewed in such a small sample size... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Starting Pitcher Patrol: The Best SP Streamers for (6/12/16)

How 'bout it RotoBallers? Let's talk pitchers for today. We have the usual full slate of baseball today, with plenty of good options on the mound. We won't insult your intelligence and recommend you start Jon Lester versus the Braves today, so instead we will be looking at recommended streamer options and DFS plays (and... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Hitter Cheat Sheet (6/12/16): Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Picks

Well we have reached the end of the weekend, RotoBallers. But before we get back to the grind, let us enjoy one more relaxing day of baseball and DFS. When setting your lineups this morning, be on the lookout for these players I have listed below. When you are in a pinch for money after... Read More

4 years ago


MLB Hitter Cheat Sheet (6/11/16): Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Picks

Welcome to the weekend, RotoBallers. I have good news, and some bad news. Always go bad news first. Unfortunately, there are no pricing typos on DFS today, like the one that left Kike Hernandez at a whopping $220 on yesterdays crazy FanDuel slate. But the good news is that I have found eight options that... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Hitter Cheat Sheet (6/5/16): Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Picks

Well, that weekend went by quick. Let's end it on a high note with some big winnings in your DFS accounts tonight. We have another full slate Sunday to enjoy today, but as we did yesterday, we also have numerous weather concerns to worry about. There are currently four outdoor games that have higher than... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Starting Pitcher Patrol: The Best SP Streamers for (6/5/16)

Welcome back, RotoBallers. Today we look to cap off a weekend full of top tier starting pitchers, as we have yet again a slate loaded with big names on the mound. As with every Sunday in the MLB, there is a full 15 games today, with eight "early" contests, five immediately following in the early afternoon,... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Hitter Cheat Sheet (6/4/16): Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Picks

Welcome to the weekend, RotoBallers. Today we have a beautiful full slate of 15 games to enjoy, spread out through the afternoon. This consists of nine early afternoon games (beginning at 2:20 ET), and six evening games starting at 7:15 ET. Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers (-400!!) are today's biggest favorites over the Braves. The BOS-TOR game... Read More

4 years ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (5/30/16): MLB DFS Advice

Happy Memorial Day, RotoBallers. I hope you have enjoyed your extended weekend thus far. As you enjoy your day of relaxation, baseball, and grilling, please take a moment to reflect on what today's holiday is intended for. Today is meant to be a day of remembrance for the brave and courageous 625,000 killed in the... Read More

4 years ago


FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (5/30/16): MLB DFS Advice

Happy Memorial Day, RotoBallers. I hope you have enjoyed your extended weekend thus far. As you enjoy your day of relaxation, baseball, and grilling, please take a moment to reflect on what today's holiday is intended for. Today is meant to be a day of remembrance for the brave and courageous 625,000 killed in the... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Hitter Cheat Sheet (5/29/16): Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Picks

Sunday might just be my favorite day of the week for baseball. You get a full slate of baseball today, with 14 of the games being finished by the time you get in bed tonight, and then get to watch Clayton Kershaw do magical things during prime time. All of this while grilling, relaxing, and having... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Starting Pitcher Patrol: The Best SP Streamers for (5/29/16)

It's always an interesting day in daily fantasy sports when the best in the business is on the mound. Do you join the masses and start Kershaw so you are not left in the dust when he pitches yet another gem? Or do you separate yourself with a courageous contrarian play that will leave you... Read More

4 years ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (5/29/16): MLB DFS Advice

Happy Clayton Kershaw Day, RotoBallers! We have the usual full slate of baseball today, with 14 of the games being finished by the time your bed hits the pillow tonight, followed by a Dodgers-Mets prime time match-up. Great news so far on the weather front, as I currently see no issues for any of today's games. The Cubs... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Hitter Cheat Sheet (5/28/16): Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Picks

Welcome to the weekend, RotoBallers. Let's kick it off in style by talking today's hitters that will give you the most bang for your buck. Today's full slate includes three early games beginning at 1:07 ET (that time drives my OCD-self crazy), six afternoon games at 4:05 ET, and six more games compiled into the main slate... Read More

4 years ago


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