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About Joey Haverford - RotoBaller

Joey is a 26 year old New Yorker with an avid love for fantasy sports, pro wrestling, basketball, red pandas and typing things for the internet to read.

Joey Haverford - RotoBaller has written 92 articles so far, you can find them below.

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Three Overvalued Guards in Fantasy Basketball

The NBA season rapidly approaching means fantasy basketball drafts are here to provide us with anxiety in each round. We’re all looking for diamonds in the rough with sleepers and the best value picks to deliver results all year. You have to find your elite guards to dominate the stats to traditionally come from the... Read More

3 years ago

A Case for Early Round QB in 2016 Fantasy Football Leagues

The NFL season is rapidly approaching and we are just a few months away from the beginning of training camp. Fantasy football fanatics are itching for the return of the game and it is never too early to begin planning for drafts. As always, we have an exciting season ahead, with lots of variables in... Read More

3 years ago

Blake Bortles Reached New Heights in 2015

The biggest fantasy football surprise in 2015 was the emergence of Blake Bortles as a top fantasy quarterback. The Jacksonville Jaguars finally developed a great passing attack with the combination of Bortles, wide receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns; and tight end Julius Thomas; who had to spend half of the year injured before making... Read More

4 years ago

Fantasy Risers for Week 16: Blake Bortles, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bilal Powell

Week 16 is the biggest fantasy week of the season. Between the traditional date of fantasy playoffs finals and many big games leading to daily fantasy significance, everyone can find fun in the second to last week of the regular season. Many of us are scouring for the right fantasy player like a last minute... Read More

4 years ago

Fantasy Fallers for Week 16: Eli Manning, Chris Ivory, Todd Gurley

The hard decisions have to be made in a must-win fantasy football game. There’s a belief that you should always start the stars that led you to the fantasy playoffs but that is not the case. The best way to approach the tough choices is starting the players you feel most comfortable with in the... Read More

4 years ago

Week 16 Lineup Busts? Julio Jones, Alshon Jeffery, A.J. Green

The fears and doubts associated with decision making are part of the fun but can be quite stressful. Any lucky souls in the fantasy finals are in the tough spot of having to start the correct players. There are a couple of WR1 studs that are in terrible scenarios due to injury or bad matchups.... Read More

4 years ago

Week 16 Lineup Booms? Jeremy Maclin, Martavis Bryant, John Brown

The fantasy football season is coming to an end, and fanatics are stressing about making the right decisions in the finals. Wide receiver is a very important position and various inconsistent players can be the x-factor in a big win. There are three players at the position that are bound for big performances this week... Read More

4 years ago

Which Packers Can Be Trusted In The Fantasy Football Championships

The Green Bay Packers were supposed to be one of the few trustworthy fantasy offenses this season but inconsistencies have plagued fantasy owners with frustration and doubt. The Packers fantasy stars were all shockingly quiet on Sunday against a poor Oakland Raiders defense. This has led to the question of if you can trust Green... Read More

4 years ago

Week 15 Tight End Outlooks: Greg Olsen, Richard Rodgers, Travis Kelce

Tight ends are hit or miss on a weekly basis with the ability to be the difference maker in a win or a loss. The position is basically Rob Gronkowski and everyone else. The fantasy playoffs are putting extra pressure to make the correct decision in starting the right player. There are three players with... Read More

4 years ago

Week 15 Running Back Outlooks: David Johnson, Tim Hightower, Eddie Lacy

Week 15 will be a fascinating time for running backs in fantasy football. Many great NFL teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers are dealing with injuries to their best running backs. This is heartbreaking for fantasy owners with those players but it opens up a great deal of value and... Read More

4 years ago

Week 15 Busts: Matt Ryan, Matt Forte, Martavis Bryant

For most fantasy owners, Week 15 is the semi-finals of the fantasy playoffs. Each decision is pivotal and one bad move could cost you your entire season. There are three players with great name value that can be the reason for your demise if you attempt to trust them this week. The theory that you... Read More

4 years ago

Week 15 Booms: John Brown, Golden Tate, Jeremy Maclin

The wide receiver position offers a lot of value and depth as we go towards the home stretch of the fantasy playoffs. The obvious move is to start your studs but the WR3 and flex positions are more up in the air and dependent on the matchup rather than the name. There are three wide... Read More

4 years ago

Week 14 WR Outlooks: Michael Crabtree, Doug Baldwin, Brandon LaFell

The matchups this week are providing difficult decisions needing to be made in a crucial fantasy week for most. Wide receivers are tricky to plan out because of how many credible options there are. Unlike quarterback, running back and tight end, the wide receiver position will give you enough depth to have to break down... Read More

4 years ago

Week 14 Lineup Busts? Matt Ryan, Philip Rivers, Derek Carr

The quarterback position will be pivotal in Week 14. Most fantasy playoff runs are starting here and you can’t possibly survive going with a poor quarterback. The position is responsible for such a large percentage of points that you have to make the best decision. A popular belief among fantasy circles is that you should... Read More

4 years ago

Week 14 Booms: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jameis Winston

The quarterback position has been unpredictable in 2015, and many fantasy football fans have turned to streaming versus sticking with one player consistently. That game plan definitely has its positives and this week is no different. With the playoffs approaching for many leagues, there are two quarterbacks that could provide great results for your pivotal... Read More

4 years ago

Martavis Bryant Has Quietly Become A WR1

Is it possible for one team to have two true elite fantasy wide receivers? The Pittsburgh Steelers are certainly making the case for it with the stellar production by Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. The dynamic duo are the only pair of wide receivers averaging more than fifteen standard fantasy points per game. We all know Brown is... Read More

4 years ago

Fantasy Fallers: Kirk Cousins and Tyrod Taylor

The game plan of streaming quarterbacks from week-to-week can lead to great success with the correct research but it can also be the reason for fantasy heartbreak. It is one thing to lose knowing you had Tom Brady or Cam Newton at the quarterback position. Bad games happen. That’s the nature of sports. You can’t... Read More

4 years ago

Week 13 Booms: Martavis Bryant, T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief

There are very few NFL games that can provide fantasy value across the board. We’re usually lucky to get two or three studs but the rare game that provides fantasy value for just about every player on both teams is a gift. Consider it an early Christmas present on Sunday Night Football when the Pittsburgh... Read More

4 years ago

Fantasy Sleepers: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Eric Decker, Rueben Randle, Shane Vereen

The battle of New York on Sunday will pit the Jets against the Giants in a rare game between the stadium mates. While the talking points and bragging rights for the game result are providing great entertainment, the fantasy side of things is equally exciting. Both teams should score enough points to give great fantasy... Read More

4 years ago

Running Back Outlooks: LeGarrette Blount and David Johnson

The matchup game is always a chore when planning a weekly fantasy football lineup. The running back position is the biggest pain because of how inconsistent the production has been this season. You need to channel Miss Cleo to properly forecast what scenarios will lead to a big performance from a RB2 or RB3 when... Read More

4 years ago

Week 13 Running Back Busts: DeMarco Murray and Lamar Miller

The crunch time of the fantasy football season is here. For most standard fantasy leagues, this is the final week of the regular season. Many of us are in a “win or go home” situation and will need a victory to make the fantasy playoffs. The decisions of starting and sitting the correct players are... Read More

4 years ago

Week 13 Tight End Outlooks: Travis Kelce & Gary Barnidge

The tight end position has not been this perplexing in years. New England Patriots superstar Rob Gronkowski has been the only must-start tight end all season, but he will most likely miss Sunday’s game with a knee injury. The former elite Jimmy Graham struggled in his first season with the Seattle Seahawks before being ruled out for... Read More

4 years ago

Jeremy Maclin Back On The Rise, Spencer Ware Potential Fantasy Stud?

The Kansas City Chiefs have saved their season and look to have a great chance at a wild card playoff spot. After a disappointing 1-5 start to the season and losing star running back Jamaal Charles for the remainder of the year, Kansas City is now on a five-game winning streak. They control their own... Read More

4 years ago

Rob Gronkowski Should Return, But Add Scott Chandler; Don’t Give Up On Brandon LaFell Just Yet

The fantasy story of the New England Patriots gets more confusing and intriguing each week. After losing fantasy studs Dion Lewis and Julian Edelman for the season, Tom Brady has to work his magic with significantly less talent. Sunday night put a major scare into Brady and Patriots fans when superstar tight end Rob Gronkowski... Read More

4 years ago

Can You Trust Brian Hoyer, Josh McCown and Tom Brady In Week 12?

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is one star that every fantasy football player loves to start. Brady is elite at his position and typically put up points in a most fun fashion. With Thanksgiving so fresh in our memories, Brady is the glorious turkey at the center of the dinner table. Brady is the... Read More

4 years ago

Jordan Reed and Delanie Walker Are Must Starts at Tight End Position

Have the tight ends of the NFL all gathered together and concocted a plan to punish fantasy football fans? Probably not but the highly inconsistent play from the position can lead to conspiracy theories. No tight end is truly trustworthy on a week-to-week basis but Rob Gronkowski. With Gronkowski’s high salary and matchup against the... Read More

4 years ago

Danny Woodhead and Antonio Gates Are Best Values on Chargers, Philip Rivers Not As Much

The San Diego Chargers offense has been dismantled with the loss of Keenan Allen. Quarterback Philip Rivers was torching the opposing defenses and established himself as a QB1 for the first half of the season. After losing his top target Allen, Rivers has looked rather ordinary and is no longer a trustworthy fantasy quarterback. Rivers... Read More

4 years ago

Lamar Miller, DeAngelo Williams, Latavius Murray All In For Rough Games?

The running back position continues to get more frustrating as each week passes by. The already limited options at the position have diminished as Devonta Freeman has been ruled out, and Charcandrick West is expected to miss his game in Week 12. There are three fantasy relevant running backs that should be benched at any... Read More

4 years ago

Terrible Performances Prove Eagles Need Sam Bradford Back, Mark Sanchez Limits Fantasy Value

We all had something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Thursday, except the Philadelphia Eagles. During the first game of the traditional NFL turkey day schedule, the Eagles put out one of the more embarrassing performances by any team all season. The Detroit Lions destroyed Philadelphia 45-14 and forced the Eagles to fall to 4-7.... Read More

4 years ago

Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate Dominate on Thanksgiving

The Detroit Lions were one of the worst teams in the NFL during the first half of the season. Their record was 1-7 and they were proving to have no players worthy of starting in fantasy aside from Calvin Johnson. Despite his greatness, Johnson was even hit or miss for the early portion of the... Read More

4 years ago

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