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About Justin Carter - RotoBaller

Justin Carter is PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of North Texas. He writes about the NFL, NBA, and the WNBA here on RotoBaller. If he's not watching those things, he's either teaching college English or watching NASCAR.

Justin Carter - RotoBaller has written 448 articles so far, you can find them below.


The Tape Tells All - Christian Kirk Fantasy Analysis

Welcome to another edition of "The Tape Tells All," where I break down some film of an NFL's player performance and try to draw some fantasy football conclusions from that film. This week, I'm looking at Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk, who broke out in Week 10, catching three touchdowns. Kirk seems to have... Read More

20 hours ago

Darrel Williams (RB, KC) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Leagues ANALYSIS: My thoughts on Darrel Williams are directly tied to my thoughts on another subject: whatever is going on with LeSean McCoy. McCoy was a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Titans, with the indication being that the team wanted to ensure... Read More

2 days ago

Alexander Mattison (RB, MIN) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook leads in the NFL in rushing yards, so surely his backup doesn't have any standalone value in fantasy football, right? Well, Alexander Mattison has finished with at least 50 rushing yards in four of the past... Read More

2 days ago

Peyton Barber (RB, TB) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Well, Ronald Jones II is the starting running back in Tampa Bay now, so no need to keep Peyton Barber on your rosters or to grab him off waivers, right? Well, about that. Jones started, but it was Barber who got late... Read More

2 days ago

J.D. McKissic (RB, DET) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The post-Kerryon Johnson injury Lions haven't had the best of luck at running back. Johnson last played in Week 7; since then, Tra Carson, Ty Johnson, Paul Perkins, and J.D. McKissic have all seen snaps at running back for Detroit. Carson played one... Read More

2 days ago


Brian Hill (RB, ATL) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The 2019 season has not been kind to the Atlanta Falcons from a win-loss perspective, and now they've started to add the injury bug on top of things. Before Atlanta's Week 10 game, the team placed backup running back Ito Smith (neck) on... Read More

2 days ago

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 11

Did you survive the terrible, no good, very bad six-team bye week? If so, welcome to the other side, when roster building gets slightly easier going forward. If not, I'm sorry, but you still have time to get things back on the right path. Let's talk about some wide receivers who might be able to... Read More

2 days ago

Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers: Week 3

Welcome to the fantasy basketball risers and fallers column, a weekly look at a few players whose stock is rising and a few who've been struggling with some analysis of why that's been the case. As always, this doesn't mean you need to drop these players who are struggling, but this could be a useful piece... Read More

3 days ago

The Fantasy Basketball Drop List: Week 3

Can you believe it's already Week 3 of NBA action? How are your fantasy teams doing? Got any dead weight that you need to move on from because they're costing you wins every week? That's what I'm here to help with in my weekly fantasy basketball drop list, a look at players who are can... Read More

3 days ago

Dillon Brooks (SG/SF, MEM) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: Hi, it's me, a huge Dillon Brooks fan who was getting worried that that fandom wasn't going to pay off. Well, I've got some good news for myself! Brooks played just 18 games last season. This year, he's started all nine of Memphis's... Read More

4 days ago


Furkan Korkmaz (SG, PHI) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of leagues ANALYSIS: Against all odds and expectations, Furkan Korkmaz is a piece part of the Philadelphia 76ers rotation this season. It looked like Korkmaz wouldn't even make this team this year, but he's actually averaging 20.5 minutes per game and seems to have earned the... Read More

4 days ago

Jacoby Brissett Out In Week 10

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (knee) is out for Indy's Week 10 contest against the Miami Dolphins. Brian Hoyer will start in his place. The Dolphins Defense has looked atrocious at times this year, so there's some upside for Hoyer, though he's also going to be without some of his weapons as TY Hilton and... Read More

4 days ago

Ito Smith Placed On IR

The Atlanta Falcons have placed running back Ito Smith (neck) on the Injured Reserve, ending his 2019 season. Smith had barely garnered much of a role with the Falcons this year, aside from busting out for six catches against Houston in Week 5. Brian Hill will serve as the primary backup to starter Devonta Freeman,... Read More

4 days ago

George Kittle Doubtful For Monday Night

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (knee) is doubtful for Monday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Kittle is among the best tight ends in both the NFL and in fantasy, so his absence this week would leave a huge hole. And with the Niners not playing until Monday night, Kittle owners will likely be... Read More

4 days ago

Le'Veon Bell Expected To Play Against Giants

The New York Jets should have running back Le'Veon Bell (knee/ankle) for Sunday's game against the Giants. Bell had a mid-week MRI that put his playing status in question, but the veteran back should be a full go on Sunday as he searches for his first 100-yard rushing game of the season. He's topped four... Read More

4 days ago


Amari Cooper Expected To Play In Week 10

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee/ankle) is listed as questionable for Dallas's Sunday night meeting with the Minnesota Vikings, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Cooper is expected to play. While the Vikings boast some very good cornerbacks, Cooper has recorded at least four catches in every full game he's played. He's a weekly... Read More

4 days ago

Matthew Stafford Is Game Time Decision

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (back) is reportedly being advised by some not to play in Sunday's game against the Bears, says ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Lions plan to make a decision during pregame warmups. Stafford's been having a solid year and rates as a high-end QB2 against a tough Bears Defense, but if he... Read More

4 days ago

There Are Some New Starting Quarterbacks. Does It Matter?

This was supposed to be the year of the quarterback. The position was deeper than it had arguably ever been, and fantasy owners who usually waited to take a quarterback were extremely excited that they could get the caliber of quarterback late in drafts that were available. But football isn't played on paper and injuries,... Read More

5 days ago

The Tape Tells All - Damien Williams Fantasy Analysis

Welcome to another edition of "The Tape Tells All," where I break down some film of an NFL's player performance and try to draw some fantasy football conclusions from that film. This week, I'm looking at Kansas City Chiefs running back Damien Williams, who appears to have re-earned the main running back role for the... Read More

1 week ago

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 10

We're heading into the 10th week of NFL action and also into what's going to the most difficult week of the year for many fantasy owners, as we have six teams on a bye in Week 10, the most bye weeks of any week this year. If you're starting players like DeAndre Hopkins, D.J. Chark,... Read More

1 week ago


Josh Reynolds (WR, LAR) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: With Brandin Cooks (concussion) expected to miss some time, the Los Angeles Rams will turn to Josh Reynolds to be their third wide receiver. The Rams have run almost 90 percent of their plays this year in three or four receiver sets,... Read More

1 week ago

Breshad Perriman (WR, TB) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: I do not feel great about recommending Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman as a waiver wire option, but as someone who pays a lot of attention to targets, I have to pay some attention to Perriman. The fourth-year wideout had... Read More

1 week ago

Hunter Renfrow (WR, OAK) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Do the Oakland Raiders have a new top receiver? Maybe! On Sunday, rookie wide receiver Hunter Renfrow was targeted a team-high seven times, pulling down six of those for 54 yards and a touchdown. While Renfrow was only on the field... Read More

1 week ago

Russell Gage (WR, ATL) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Feelings about Russell Gage after his first notable performance of the year were mixed, and the fact that that performance came in Week 8 and his ownership is still at zero is a good sign of that, as people didn't deem him... Read More

1 week ago

Cole Beasley (WR, BUF) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley continues to be a mostly solid PPR option in his first year with the Bills. Sunday's game against Washington was actually the first time all year that I got worried about Beasley's usage, as he... Read More

1 week ago


Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers: Week 2

We're already basically done with the second week of the NBA season. Times fles! The Suns are maybe good. The Warriors are going to get the number-one pick and mess that up by drafting James Wiseman, probably. Nothing makes sense! Except, that is, in the basketball analysis world, because we're starting to build up slightly... Read More

1 week ago

The Fantasy Basketball Drop List: Week 2

We're almost done with the second week of this NBA season, somehow. By now, you're starting to have a lot of questions about certain players on your roster and what you should do with them. Hold them for a little longer and see if things get going? Drop them so you can pick up that... Read More

1 week ago

D.J. Chark Struggles Against Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark caught four passes for 32 yards in Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans. He was targeted a team-high nine times. The Texans allowed the most fantasy points per game to wide receivers coming into this game, so Chark was a must-start fantasy option in virtually all leagues. That makes... Read More

2 weeks ago

Chris Conley Quiet Against Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Chris Conley had only two receptions for 32 yards in Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans. He was targeted seven times. Against a weak Texans secondary, Conley was a popular flex play with Dede Westbrook out, but the Jaguars just couldn't get their passing game going. Conley is worth a roster... Read More

2 weeks ago

Ryquell Armstead Involved In Passing Game

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Ryquell Armstead didn't have a single carry in Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans, but he did catch five passes for 65 yards. Much of that production came late when the Jaguars' chances of winning were done, so don't rush out and grab Armstead in PPR leagues just yet, but it'll... Read More

2 weeks ago


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