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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 283 articles so far, you can find them below.


Veteran Wide Receivers Set to Lose Targets in 2019

It's a yearly cycle: new players enter the league and older players are either pushed out or start down a path that eventually leads to them being pushed out. No one -- not even the Larry Fitzgeralds of the world -- can play forever. Speaking of Larry Fitzgerald, let's turn to the subject of this... Read More

11 hours ago

Late-Round Rookie WRs to Target in Dynasty Drafts

With the NFL Draft behind us, it's rookie draft season for dynasty owners. You probably have some good ideas of who you'll be taking early in those drafts, but what about in the later rounds? Who's your fourth-round rookie pick going to be? How will you ever make sense of the guys available that late?... Read More

4 days ago

Dynasty Tiered Rankings and Analysis (Quarterbacks)

We've finished our post-draft dynasty rankings here at RotoBaller, which means that it's time to look at those rankings by tier and discuss them. Youth rules the day in these rankings, with three of our top four quarterbacks entering their second or third seasons. But not every dynasty owner is planning for the future, so... Read More

1 week ago

Will Arizona's New Offense Rise Like a Phoenix?

I think that there are times when we fantasy football writers need to own up to our past mistakes. I'm not talking about small things like "telling someone the wrong start/sit" or "being wrong about a sleeper pick," because those things happen. No, I mean when we get things very wrong, as I did back... Read More

2 weeks ago

FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (5/5/19): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice

So, Sunday's two-game slate's going to be really interesting, because Portland/Denver Game 4 is happening, but the key players in that game played a four overtime thriller on Friday, so fatigue is likely to be a factor, meaning DFS players might need to be careful with that game and instead focus more on the Sixers... Read More

3 weeks ago


Rookie Running Backs In The Best Fantasy Situations

The NFL Draft has come and gone, and now it's time to take a look at the new landscape of the league. Today, I want to talk about rookie running backs and which ones ended up in potentially good fantasy situations, specifically in re-draft leagues. Who'll be able to make an impact on the field... Read More

3 weeks ago

They Took Who??? Teams That Confused Us by Drafting the Wrong Player

Every year, the NFL Draft treats viewers to surprises. Often, those surprises are...not necessarily good ones. Teams make mistakes, or they make non-mistakes that appear to be mistakes at first glance, and those mistakes can have serious fantasy football ramifications. Last year, I wrote this column and pegged the following players as wrong choices: Josh... Read More

3 weeks ago

Serge Ibaka May Be Unplayable In This Series

Toronto Raptors power forward Serge Ibaka scored just two points and grabbed a rebound in Monday’s Game 2 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. He was 1-for-5 from the floor. After playing 27 minutes per game in the regular season, Ibaka hasn’t played over 20 minutes since Game 3 of Toronto’s first-round series and Monday was... Read More

3 weeks ago

Pascal Siakam Continues Strong Postseason Play

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam has shown in this postseason why he’s likely going to be the league’s Most Improved Player once this year’s award winners are announced. In Monday’s Game 2 loss, Siakam scored 21 points on 9-for-25 shooting while adding seven rebounds, three assists, four steals, and a block. Siakam is looking like... Read More

3 weeks ago

Kawhi Leonard Has Huge Night In Game 2

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard has been playing exceptional basketball in Toronto’s first-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers and after scoring 45 points in a Game 1 win, he did his best to keep the Raptors in Game 2, scoring 35 points on 13-for-24 shooting in the loss. Leonard also added seven rebounds, six assists... Read More

3 weeks ago


Kyle Lowry Scores 20 Points In Game 2 Loss

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry scored 20 points on 7-for-17 shooting in Monday’s Game 2 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. He was 2-for-6 from three and added five rebounds, five assists, and a steal. Lowry bounced back from a disappointing Game 1 in which he was held to nine points, but overall Lowry has... Read More

3 weeks ago

Joel Embiid Posts Lackluster Game 2 Stat Line

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid had his worst game of these playoffs in Monday’s Game 2 win over the Raptors, scoring just 12 points on 2-for-7 shooting while adding six rebounds, five assists and a block. It’s a small sample but through two games, Embiid is shooting just 28 percent from the field and 16.7... Read More

3 weeks ago

J.J. Redick Struggles From Deep In Game 2

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard J.J. Redick has been mostly fine shooting the ball from deep in these playoffs after developing a reputation as a poor postseason shooter, but he struggled in Game 2 of Philly’s second-round series against Toronto, hitting just two of his eight shots from deep on his way to a 4-for-10 night... Read More

3 weeks ago

Jimmy Butler Scores 30 Points In Game 2 Win

Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler was held in check in Game 1 of the team’s second-round series against Toronto, but he came out on fire in Game 2, scoring 30 points on 9-for-22 shooting, sinking all eight of his free throws and pulling down 11 rebounds in the victory. Butler also added five assists and... Read More

3 weeks ago

Ben Simmons Held To Six Points In Game 2

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons scored just six points in Monday’s Game 2 win over the Toronto Raptors. Simmons was 3-for-6 from the floor and added seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a block. Simmons played a useful part in Philadelphia’s win, but he hasn’t seen a big volume of shots in this... Read More

3 weeks ago


Instant Reaction - NFL Draft Round 4-7 Winners/Losers

The third day of the NFL Draft is when things can start to drag on for people who aren't super into the NFL, but it's also where there's a ton of value to be had. Teams can fill a lot of holes -- particularly at a position like running back -- late in the draft.... Read More

4 weeks ago

FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (4/28/19): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice

The first round is officially over and today we've got a pair of second round games on the docket, both early in the day, with Celtics/Bucks starting things out, followed by Rockets/Warriors. Some big names in today's contests, which make hitting on the smaller names even more important. In this article, I will be providing... Read More

4 weeks ago

FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (4/27/19): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice

Two games on the slate tonight, with Game 1 of Raptors/76ers kicking the night off, followed by Game 7 of Spurs/Nuggets. Did you realize the two-seed in the West was in danger of losing this round? Have you paid attention to this series at all? In this article, I will be providing you with my... Read More

4 weeks ago

NFL Draft Round 1 Winners/Losers - Instant Reaction

On Thursday night, the NFL Draft kicked off with the Arizona Cardinals taking Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, just as everyone was expecting. From there, though, things started to go awry, with the Raiders and Giants in particular making questionable early picks. Here at RotoBaller, we want to help you make sense of things from a... Read More

4 weeks ago

P.J. Tucker Struggles In Game 5

Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker struggled to make an impact on the offensive end in Houston’s Game 5 win over the Utah Jazz, scoring eight points on 2-for-7 shooting. Tucker did add nine rebounds and four blocks, but Houston will need him to be more efficient from the floor if they want to win in... Read More

4 weeks ago


Chris Paul Solid In Game 5

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul scored 15 points on 6-for-16 shooting in Wednesday’s victory over the Utah Jazz. Paul also added eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Paul had a solid first-round series as Houston’s No. 2 offensive option, picking up some of the slack as James Harden has struggled to find his... Read More

4 weeks ago

Clint Capela Records Double-Double In Game 5

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela scored 16 points on 6-for-7 shooting in Wednesday’s win over the Utah Jazz. He was 4-for-5 from the free-throw line and also grabbed 10 rebounds to go along with three blocks and a pair of assists. It wasn’t the easiest series for Capela, who had the unenviable task of going... Read More

4 weeks ago

James Harden Shakes Off Another Bad Start

Houston Rockets guard James Harden struggled to find his shot early in Houston’s Game 5 win over the Utah Jazz, but the former MVP still managed to finish the night with 26 points on 10-for-26 shooting while going 3-for-12 from deep. He added six rebounds, six assists, three steals, and four blocks. While Harden’s shots... Read More

4 weeks ago

Rudy Gobert Quiet On Scoreboard Again

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert scored four points on 2-for-4 shooting in Monday’s Game 4 win over the Houston Rockets. He didn’t attempt a free throw, but grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots while adding a steal and a pair of assists. Gobert has done some good non-scoring things this series, but after averaging... Read More

1 month ago

Jae Crowder Explodes In Game 4

Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder hadn’t scored in double figures yet in Utah’s first-round series against the Houston Rockets, but on Monday he poured in 23 points on 8-for-13 shooting while adding four rebounds, an assist and a pair of steals to the ledger as well. Crowder was 3-for-8 from three. Performances like this might... Read More

1 month ago


Ricky Rubio Records Double-Double In Game 4

Utah Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio scored 18 points on 6-for-17 shooting in Monday’s Game 4 victory over the Houston Rockets. Rubio also added 11 assists, three rebounds, a steal, and a block. While he struggled from distance, hitting just one of his seven three-point attempts, Rubio put together a solid stat line and should... Read More

1 month ago

Donovan Mitchell Strong Again In Game 4

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points on 11-for-26 shooting in Utah’s Game 4 win over the Houston Rockets. He was 3-for-7 from deep while grabbing seven rebounds and dishing out four assists. Mitchell has been Utah’s entire offense at points in this series, averaging 23.8 points per game, and in the two games... Read More

1 month ago

Clint Capela Hits Just One Shot In Game 4

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela just didn’t have things go his way in Houston’s Game 4 loss to Utah on Monday night, as he scored just four points on 1-for-6 shooting and hit just two of his six free-throw attempts. Capela grabbed seven rebounds and dished out a pair of assists, but he just wasn’t... Read More

1 month ago

Chris Paul Posts Strong Game 4 Stat Line

Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul has quietly had a strong first-round series against the Utah Jazz and that continued in Monday’s Game 4 loss, with Paul scoring 23 points on 8-for-19 shooting to go along with eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals. While Paul only shot 25 percent from three in the game, his... Read More

1 month ago

Eric Gordon Effective In Game 4

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon scored 16 points on 5-for-12 shooting — with all five made shots coming from beyond the arc — in Houston’s Game 4 loss to the Utah Jazz. He also added an assist, a block, and a rebound. Gordon is averaging 15.3 points per game in the series and is... Read More

1 month ago


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