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About Joe Sudberg - RotoBaller

My pro sports teams don't win, so my make believe ones are more important.

Joe Sudberg - RotoBaller has written 32 articles so far, you can find them below.


Chris Hogan (WR, NE) - 2016 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target ~170 CURRENT ADP: 178.3 ANALYSIS: After three years in Buffalo, the quality of Chris Hogan's quarterback play will vastly increase with Tom Brady throwing the football for most of the year. The Patriots have Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, both of whom have a strong comfort level with Brady. Plus, the Patriots... Read More

3 years ago

2016 Fantasy Football Sleeper - Wide Receiver Chris Hogan

Even though the Buffalo Bills had a resurgence at the quarterback position last season with the improved play of Tyrod Taylor, Chris Hogan's year-to-year stats fell in targets, catches and touchdowns from 2014 to 2015. So what's his outlook for the 2016 fantasy football season? I'm glad you asked, because I like his current ADP... Read More

3 years ago

Week 16 Thursday Night Matchups: Latavius Murray, Danny Woodhead, Antonio Gates and More

It is championship weekend for the majority of leagues in the fantasy football world, and the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers will be the two teams that kick off the most important fantasy week of the year. With each lineup decision looming large for fantasy owners, below are a few start and sit suggestions for... Read More

4 years ago

Thursday Night Matchups Analysis & Start/Sit Recommendations

What's up RotoBallers. For most folks, welcome to the second round of the fantasy football playoffs. Nothing like starting up the semifinals with a hard-hitting matchup between the St. Louis Rams and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, am I right? With less options to debate about, below are the definite plays and the not-so-definite plays for... Read More

4 years ago

Thursday Night Matchups: Adrian Peterson, Stefon Diggs, David Johnson, John Brown & More

For those that made the playoffs in your respective leagues, congratulations! Hopefully the advice from one or many of the website's contributors played a part in your success. To those who weren't as lucky, just remember, like the Cleveland Browns, there's always next year. With a microscope on decision-making for the fantasy football playoffs, below... Read More

4 years ago


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Thursday Night Football Matchups Analysis - Start 'Em, Sit 'Em

For the second consecutive Thursday, both the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers will take the field. This time it's against each other at Ford Field in Detroit. The first time these two teams met, the Lions walked away with an 18-16 win at Lambeau Field. The Lions and their offense have been hot in... Read More

4 years ago

Thanksgiving Matchups & Starts/Sits: Randall Cobb, Matt Forte, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo

This Thursday Night Football matchups preview will be the best one written this season, because the action is tripled and runs all day long. With three games on Thanksgiving Day, and only two weeks to go until the fantasy playoffs (for the most part), Thursday Football has never been so important from a fantasy perspective. Let's... Read More

4 years ago

Thursday Night Matchups: Allen Hurns, Julius Thomas, Delanie Walker & More

Hearing that the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars have the premier Thursday Night Football time slot would usually draw yawns in years past, but there should be points aplenty this time around. Both are fighting for their playoff lives in the lackluster AFC South, with the Jaguars just a game back of the Colts and the Texans... Read More

4 years ago

Thursday Night Matchups: Karlos Williams, Sammy Watkins, Chris Ivory & More

Rex Ryan is trying his hardest to hype up this week's Thursday Night Football matchup between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets, wearing helmets into his press conferences and appointing team captains that may rustle a few feathers. But if there's one thing that Jets fans know for sure, it is that his pre-game antics doesn't always... Read More

4 years ago

Thursday Night Matchups: Andy Dalton, A.J. Green, Gary Barnidge & More

There are four undefeated teams remaining in the NFL, three hail from the AFC and one is playing on Thursday Night Football. The 7-0 Cincinnati Bengals host the Cleveland Browns, looking to have a field day against a Browns team that has lost three straight. To spice things up for the viewing public, the Browns... Read More

4 years ago


Thursday Night Matchups: Lamar Miller, Dion Lewis, Ryan Tannehill & More

What a difference two weeks can make. Looking dead in the water after three straight losses and a 1-3 start, the Miami Dolphins fired head coach Joe Philbin and promoted Dan Campbell who has rejuvenated a hungry roster. Since Campbell's promotion, the Dolphins have walloped their past two opponents—a 38-10 win against Tennessee and a... Read More

4 years ago

Thursday Night NFL Matchups Analysis: Week 7 Start/Sit for Fantasy Football

The Seattle Seahawks defense has allowed game-winning drives in the closing moments of back-to-back games against the Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers. Staring at a 2-4 record and an early matchup with division rival San Francisco 49ers, the quest to appear in three straight Super Bowls is looking shaky. Aside from their real-life scenario, there's also the... Read More

4 years ago

Drew Brees (QB, NO) - Thursday Night Lineup Busts?

Brees has been startable this season, but it seems as if his explosive days are over. The turnovers, like with Ryan, have been dragging down what would be above-average fantasy quarterback numbers. Brees has an interception in three of his four starts this season and has lost fumbles to go along with them. The defensive-minded Atlanta... Read More

4 years ago

Mark Ingram, Brandin Cooks - Thursday Night Lineup Booms?

Mark Ingram (RB, NO) The big New Orleans back has been the most consistent rusher for the Saints this season, but he finally had a single-digit fantasy point game last week as the Saints fell behind early. Ingram is a lock to have 15 touches a game and is used enough in the red zone where... Read More

4 years ago

Devonta Freeman (RB, ATL) - Thursday Night Lineup Booms?

The Falcons' sophomore has been the most surprising running back of the fantasy season, scoring eight total touchdowns and being the most productive running back since Week 3. There is just no reason to think Freeman is going to slow down, even if Tevin Coleman is slowly eased back into the mix. The Falcons' offense... Read More

4 years ago


Julio Jones, Matt Ryan - Thursday Night Lineup Booms?

Julio Jones (WR, ATL) It appears Julio Jones will be ready to go for the quick turnaround and plans to play at nearly 100%. Jones finally looked human last week in one of his tamer efforts of the season, but was rewarded by being in the right spot at the right time and falling on a fumble... Read More

4 years ago

Atlanta Falcons (DEF, ATL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Week 6 Matchup Streamer ANALYSIS: The Atlanta defense has scored three touchdowns in the past two games after going scoreless in the first three outings. With a Saints team that will cough up the ball rather easily, don't let the past successes of Drew Brees deter you. The Atlanta defense is a quality defense play this... Read More

4 years ago

Thursday Night NFL Matchups Analysis: Week 6 Start/Sit for Fantasy Football

It what figures to be an explosive Thursday Night Football affair, the undefeated Atlanta Falcons travel to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where the New Orleans Saints will try to recreate some of the home-field magic they have lost over the past few seasons. A positive thing to note is that Thursday Night Football games have had plenty of points... Read More

4 years ago

Is Willie Snead A Deeper Week 5 Lineup Sleeper?

It is amazing that this guy is only owned in 17% of Fleaflicker leagues at this point of the season. Coming into the season, the Saints were expected to be very thin at WR, with the exception of Brandin Cooks. Marques Colston and Brandon Coleman were supposed to be the second and third options for... Read More

4 years ago

Thursday Night NFL Matchups Analysis: Week 5 Start/Sit for Fantasy Football

A lot of question marks are hoping to get answered during the Thursday Night Football prime time matchup between AFC South opponents. The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts have both experienced time without their star player and have both had less than stellar starts to begin the 2015 season. The big story here is that... Read More

4 years ago


Thursday Night NFL Matchups Analysis: Week 4 Start/Sit for Fantasy Football

The Baltimore Ravens have had a rough start to say the least, starting 0-3 with three AFC losses and one AFC North division loss. With their backs against the wall, head coach John Harbaugh takes him team into Pittsburgh to face the Steelers on Thursday Night Football. Fortunately for the Ravens, they’re facing Michael Vick... Read More

4 years ago

Thursday Night NFL Matchups Analysis: Week 3 Start/Sit for Fantasy Football

Is Eli Manning still an elite quarterback? Just kidding, that discussion is not happening here nor should it ever be a click-bait worthy headline ever again. Manning and the Giants host the Washington Redskins in this week’s Thursday Night Football matchup in Week 3 of the NFL season. As usual, below are some of the key... Read More

4 years ago

Thursday Night NFL Matchups Analysis: Week 2 Start/Sit for Fantasy Football

The second Thursday night matchup of the season is hours away, featuring an AFC West division matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium. The Denver Broncos have been the class of the division the past four seasons, looking for their fifth straight division title in 2015. The Chiefs were the... Read More

4 years ago

Week 1 NFL Matchups Analysis: Thursday Start/Sit for Fantasy Football

Thursday Night Football Matchups and Sit/Start Advice With a later start time compared to years past, the wait felt like forever for the start of the 2015-16 NFL season, but Thursday has arrived and so has the start to the fantasy football season. The defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers... Read More

4 years ago

Four Late Round Wide Receiver Sleepers You Should Be Drafting

Especially with half-point and full-point PPR leagues, wide receivers that earn targets from their quarterbacks are some of the most sought after pieces in fantasy football drafts. With injuries to major players like Jordy Nelson and Kelvin Benjamin, managers drafting in the next week may have to dip further into the wide receiver pool than... Read More

4 years ago


Eddie Royal (WR, CHI) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target in Later Rounds for FLEX Upside in PPR CURRENT ADP: 140 STD, 126 PPR ANALYSIS: With John Fox taking over the helm in Chicago, can Eddie Royal be last season’s Emmanuel Sanders? Of coursePeyton Manning is at quarterback, but Fox is going to bring some components of the Denver offense to Chicago, where secondary wide receivers... Read More

4 years ago

As Latavius Murray Runs, Derek Carr's Fantasy Stock Rises

The optimism is higher than its been in the past decade for the Oakland Raiders, mainly because the organization finally seemed to have solved the riddle at the quarterback position—a riddle that’s has been negatively affecting the franchise since Rich Gannon led the silver and black to a Super Bowl appearance in 2002. The Raiders... Read More

4 years ago

Pierre Garcon's Fantasy Value Slipping By No Fault Of His Own

I feel like Pierre Garcon is one of those wide receivers that is universally rooted for by both the NFL and fantasy football community. Garcon was a sixth-round pick out Mount Union College (one of the strongest Division III programs in the United States), he was an up-and-coming part of an Indianapolis Colts team led... Read More

4 years ago

Projecting Where Wide Receiver Emmanuel Sanders Finishes in 2015

Don’t expect Emmanuel Sanders to have a repeat performance in 2015 despite his highly enjoyable career year last season. Sanders racked up over 100 receptions (5th in NFL) for 1,404 yards (5th in NFL) and nine touchdowns, all career highs. Those touchdowns came in bunches which would be a difficult feat to repeat. In a five-week span, Sanders... Read More

4 years ago

Is Mike Wallace Ready to Return to WR1 Status in 2015?

People don’t like to use Mike Wallace’s time spent in Pittsburgh as a tool to project his first year with the Minnesota Vikings for the upcoming season and that’s totally fair—it was a while ago after all. Wallace last played for the Steelers in the 2012 season, catching 64 passes and eight touchdowns. He played... Read More

4 years ago


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