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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 2345 articles so far, you can find them below.


Patrick Mahomes Believes He Is Week-To-Week

While Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday morning that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) will miss three to five weeks, ESPN's Chris Mortensen says that Mahomes believes he is "week-to-week" right now. It's still safe to assume the number Rapoport reported is true and that Mahomes is downplaying things some, but if any quarterback... Read More

2 months ago

Nick Foles Throwing In Pregame Warmups

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone) was seen throwing passes before Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. It appears that Foles' rehab is on schedule, though he's still a few weeks away from returning to the field, and there will be plenty of questions about whether or not Foles will reclaim his starting role from... Read More

2 months ago

Patrick Mahomes Out 3-5 Weeks

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) will miss three-to-five weeks with a dislocated patellar. He'll either return in Week 11 when the Chiefs play the Chargers on Monday night, or in Week 13 against the Raiders following the bye week. Mahomes is the fantasy QB1 when healthy, so fantasy owners have to hold onto... Read More

2 months ago

Texans Defense Gets Jonathan Joseph Back

The Houston Texans Defense will have cornerback Jonathan Joseph (hamstring) back for Sunday's meeting with the Colts. Indianapolis was set to be in a good spot to put up points with corner Bradley Roby (hamstring) already ruled out, so Houston getting Joseph should be a huge help. The Texans defense is an intriguing fantasy play... Read More

2 months ago

A.J. Green Likely Out Until After Trade Deadline

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (ankle) isn't expected to be ready until after the October 29th trade deadline. While there have been rumors that the Bengals could deal Green to a contender, the team has said multiple times that they have no plans to do so. Green could still be a top fantasy receiver... Read More

2 months ago


Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Geronimo Allison Could Play

The Green Bay Packers could have at least one of their injured wide receivers back for Sunday's meeting with the Oakland Raiders. Marquez Valdes-Scantling (ankle/knee) and Geronimo Allison (concussion/chest) will be tested pregame, with the hopes being that at least one can suit up. With Davante Adams (turf toe) out, the Packers need all the... Read More

2 months ago

Amari Cooper, Randall Cobb Expected To Play

The Dallas Cowboys will have four important pieces of their offense back for Sunday's meeting with the Eagles, with wide receivers Amari Cooper (thigh) and Randall Cobb (back) plus tackles Tyron Smith (ankle) and La'el Collins (knee) expected to play. All four players' statuses have been up in the air this week, but if the... Read More

2 months ago

Dede Westbrook Likely To Play

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook (shoulder) will likely play against the Bengals in Week 7, though he'll test the shoulder out in warmups to be safe. The Bengals Defense is an enticing matchup for Westbrook, but he's fallen from his team's top wideout to the number-two guy for quarterback Gardner Minshew, which limits his... Read More

2 months ago

David Johnson Expected To Play In Week 7

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (ankle) is expected to play in Week 7 against the New York Giants. New York has struggled to keep opposing running backs in check, so feel comfortable firing up Johnson in all formats on Sunday, even if we see Chase Edmonds worked into the mix a little more than... Read More

2 months ago

Mitch Trubisky Will Play

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. He had been questionable heading into Week 7 with a shoulder injury. New Orleans allows the 10th-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, so this isn't a bad spot for Trubisky if you're in a pinch at the quarterback position.... Read More

2 months ago


Fantasy Basketball Punt Guide: Common Issues

Welcome to another part of RotoBaller's NBA Punt Guide for the 2019-2020 NBA season. You can find the first part -- Trevor Crippen's overview of punt strategy -- here. Go read it. Now. Do it! Punting is a great way to win fantasy basketball leagues, but you've got to do it right and use it... Read More

2 months ago

The Grass Isn't Greener: NBA Player's Who'll Struggle In New Places

Free agency can be a great opportunity for players to find new homes that mesh with their playing styles and help them achieve their potential. But it can also be a chance for players to think they're doing that and then wind up in a bad situation where they're unable to find NBA success. This... Read More

2 months ago

The Grass Is Greener: NBA Player's Who'll Succeed In New Places

Free agency in the NBA is the wildest free agency in sports, which means that a ton of players have switched teams this year. Some of those players are stars and are going to be successful in their new digs. This article isn't about those players. I don't need to write Kyrie Irving is gonna be good... Read More

2 months ago

Enough Already: Third-Year NBA Players To Give Up On

Promise. It's become a bad word in sports at this point, because we so often use it to justify why we're still holding out hope for certain players who just haven't put it all together yet. At some point, you have to admit that promise isn't going to be fulfilled. A player's third season is... Read More

2 months ago

Justin Carter's Late-Round Draft Values (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. With the fantasy basketball season just around the corner, it's time to ramp up your preseason draft prep, which is why RotoBaller is here to help! Today, let's look at players who are currently being drafted in the 10th round or later in 12-team... Read More

PREMIUM 2 months ago


Second-Year NBA Players Who Won't Breakout

An NBA player's second season can be a big time when it comes to breaking out. Year One is about learning the game, and that second time around is when we often start to see a player show what they can become. It can also be a time when players who struggled as rookies continue... Read More

2 months ago

Justin Carter's Fantasy Basketball Draft Sleepers (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. With the fantasy basketball season just around the corner, it's time to ramp up your preseason draft prep, which is why RotoBaller is here to help! One of the best ways to increase your likelihood of victory is to figure out which draft sleepers... Read More

PREMIUM 2 months ago

Byron Pringle (WR, KC) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: With Tyreek Hill still out and Sammy Watkins now dealing with a hamstring injury, the WR1 job in Kansas City is temporarily up in the air. Based on Sunday's game, rookie Byron Pringle could be in line for an expanded role moving... Read More

2 months ago

Gardner Minshew (QB, JAC) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Leagues ANALYSIS: We've now reached the point of the season where the sample size on Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew is big enough to justify him being a roster option in single quarterback fantasy leagues. Minshew had his best game as a passer... Read More

2 months ago

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 6

Time flies in the NFL. It seems like the season just started, but now five weeks of football action are behind us. Sunday was a day headlined by some of the league's heavy hitters. The top 11 scoring wide receivers from Thursday and the Sunday noon slate were 70 percent owned or better, so this... Read More

2 months ago


Demaryius Thomas (WR, NYJ) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Leagues ANALYSIS: New York Jets -- yes, that's right, New York Jets -- wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has had a roller coaster couple of years. He started 2018 on the only team he's never known, the Denver Broncos. Then he was traded to Houston,... Read More

2 months ago

James O'Shaughnessy Tears ACL

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end James O'Shaughnessy tore his ACL and will miss the remainder of the 2019 NFL season. O'Shaughnessy's fifth NFL season was off to a good start, as he'd grabbed 14 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns in five games. Expect more Geoff Swaim moving forward, though Swaim is unlikely be fantasy... Read More

2 months ago

Josh Rosen (QB, MIA) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 2QB Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: A thing that I'm always hesitant to admit is that I'm still a Josh Rosen believer. His NFL career's gotten off to a rough start, but I still think there's something there. The Dolphins made the right call replacing Ryan Fitzpatrick with Rosen... Read More

2 months ago

James O'Shaughnessy Continues To See Expanded Role

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end James O'Shaughnessy caught three passes for 57 yards in Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers. He was targeted four times and has now seen four or more targets in four of Jacksonville's five games. O'Shaughnessy isn't quite to the level where he should be started in fantasy leagues, but he may... Read More

2 months ago

Dede Westbrook Brings In Seven Catches

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook caught seven passes for 82 yards in Jacksonville's Week 5 loss to the Carolina Panthers. He tied for the team lead with 11 targets. Westbrook's lost his grip on Jacksonville's top receiver role with the emergence of D.J. Chark, which has limited his production this season. He's still a... Read More

2 months ago


D.J. Chark Catches Pair Of Touchdowns

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark opened the year with a touchdown in each of the first three games, but failed to find the end zone in Week 4. He got things back on track in Week 5, though, catching eight passes for 164 yards and a pair of touchdowns while being targeted 11 times.... Read More

2 months ago

Leonard Fournette Has Another Strong Outing

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette had 23 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers. He also caught four passes for 29 yards. It wasn't a 200-yard game like he had in Week 4, but it was another solid performance for the team's bell cow back. It's also... Read More

2 months ago

Gardner Minshew Has First 300 Yard Game

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew was 26-for-44 for 374 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers. It was Minshew's first game with 300 or more passing yards. Carolina wasn't a great matchup for the Jaguars, but Minshew was able to find his receivers and make plays. This might not be a... Read More

2 months ago

Darren Fells Catches Two Touchdowns

Houston Texans tight end Darren Fells caught two passes for 20 yards in Sunday's win over the Atlanta Falcons, with both catches going for touchdowns. Fells now has three touchdown catches this season, but he also has just nine catches, with five of them coming in one game. Outside of that game, Fells has four... Read More

2 months ago

DeAndre Hopkins Solid Against Falcons

While it wasn't the kind of blow-up game that many hoped was coming, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins still put up solid numbers in Sunday's win over the Atlanta Falcons. Hopkins caught seven of his eight targets for 88 yards and failed to find the end zone. While that's a little concerning when you... Read More

2 months ago


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