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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 498 articles so far, you can find them below.

WNBA Daily Fantasy Lineup Picks (6/30/19): WNBA DFS Advice for DraftKings and FanDuel

We have four games today in the WNBA, and while it's not the best slate of games on paper, there is a chance for some fireworks. With NBA free agency kicking off tonight and your favorite NBA team preparing to make some big mistakes, probably, you should de-stress beforehand by taking in some basketball. In... Read More

7 months ago

Nikola Mirotic Signs With Barcelona

Free agent power forward Nikola Mirotic was expected to be an intriguing stretch big option for a team this offseason, but after starting eight playoff games for the Bucks at the age of 27 last year, Mirotic has decided to leave the NBA and sign with Barcelona. It's a shocking decision and takes a very... Read More

7 months ago

Paul Perkins Getting Second-Team Reps

The New York Giants know who their starting running back is because Saquon Barkley is on the team's roster, but there appears to be a surprise candidate for the number-two job appearing during offseason workouts as Paul Perkins has been getting second-team reps. Perkins missed all of last season and has struggled in the instances... Read More

7 months ago

Nuggets Pick Up Paul Millsap's Option

The Denver Nuggets have picked up their team option on power forward Paul Millsap, ensuring that the veteran big will remain in Denver for at least one more season. With free agency on the horizon, this move seems to suggest that the Nuggets aren't going to be making any major moves to change the makeup... Read More

7 months ago

Eli Manning Doesn't Believe Giants Have QB Competition

New York Giants veteran quarterback Eli Manning told that he doesn't believe the Giants have a quarterback competition going on right now. Manning intends to help rookie Daniel Jones transition to the NFL, but he doesn't feel that Jones is a threat to his starting job at this point. It's hard to tell if... Read More

7 months ago

Dynasty Startup ADP Arbitrage - Kyler Murray or Cam Newton?

There's been a lot of hype behind Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray. Playing in an Air Raid-style offense for the Cardinals should allow Murray to be a high-volume passer fairly quickly, a guy who can be a great passer moving forward. There's also been a lot of not-hype for Cam Newton, who missed a couple... Read More

7 months ago

Darren Collison Retires

Point guard Darren Collison, who spent the past two seasons with the Indiana Pacers, announced on Friday night that he is retiring from the NBA. Collison averaged 11.2 points and 6.0 assists while starting 76 games for Indiana this past season. He was expected to be a popular free agent target for contending teams in... Read More

7 months ago

Wizards Acquire Moritz Wagner, Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones

To help facilitate the trade that sent Anthony Davis from the Pelicans to the Lakers and to help Los Angeles in their quest to get max cap space, the Washington Wizards have acquired forward Moritz Wagner and guards Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones. Jones is likely just going to be a depth piece if he... Read More

7 months ago

Bucks Will Waive George Hill

The Milwaukee Bucks intend to waive George Hill, making the guard an unrestricted free agent. While this doesn't rule out a return to the Bucks for Hill, it does open him up to other offers. Hill played in 47 games for Milwaukee, averaging 6.8 points, 2.1 assists, and 2.6 rebounds. He can still score when... Read More

7 months ago

LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore, Devin Singletary Split Reps

The Buffalo Bills running back rotation was always going to be a tough one to predict and so far, nothing about this offseason has helped to clarify things, as LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore and Devin Singletary have split first-team repetitions. McCoy and Gore are among the NFL's oldest backs, so using a full-borne committee approach in... Read More

7 months ago

Will Dissly On Schedule In Return From Patellar Injury

Seattle Seahawks tight end Will Dissly's rookie campaign was cut short after four games due to a patellar injury, but he posted encouraging numbers in those games, catching eight passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns. He's expected to be healthy and ready to return at some point during training camp. Dissly's ability as a... Read More

7 months ago

Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny Could Be Heading For Timeshare

While Chris Carson is expected to open the season as the lead running back for the Seattle Seahawks, head coach Pete Carroll has said that he isn't sure who will be the lead back between Carson and second-year runner Rashaad Penny and that the situation could change on a week-to-week basis. It's worth monitoring this situation... Read More

7 months ago

Tyreek Hill Could Be Suspended Four Games

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill recently met with the NFL to discuss his child-abuse case, and Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports that some around the Chiefs are anticipating a four-game suspension for Hill. He's expected to join the team for training camp, but if the Chiefs are without Hill for the season's... Read More

7 months ago

Bryce Love Unlikely To Be Ready For Start Of Season

Washington Redskins rookie running back Bryce Love (knee) isn't expected to be ready to play at the start of the NFL season. Love put up decent numbers at Stanford after replacing Christian McCaffrey, but he never lived up to some of the early hype about his college career, and he enters the NFL in an... Read More

7 months ago

Josh Oliver Has Strong Start To OTAs

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie tight end Josh Oliver is off to a strong start in the team's offseason practices. Oliver told's John Oehser that practicing with the team has "gone well," and the team's coaching staff has also praised Oliver's performance. The Jaguars have a pretty unsettled situation at tight end right now, with Oliver... Read More

7 months ago

WNBA Daily Fantasy Lineup Picks (6/28/19): WNBA DFS Advice for DraftKings and FanDuel

We've got three games on tonight's WNBA slate, and while it's not the most exciting group of games from a competitiveness perspective -- Chicago and Seattle is the only meeting between teams that are currently in the playoff picture -- there should still be some good basketball to watch. In this article, I'll be providing... Read More

7 months ago

Dynasty Stock Watch - Running Back Risers

If you play in dynasty leagues, you know how volatile things can be on a year-to-year basis. One year, you're winning a title, and the next year, your players are getting benched for rookies, injuries are tearing your team apart, and you're heading to the bottom of the league. To stay ahead, you've got to... Read More

7 months ago

Texans Excited About Kahale Warring

The Houston Texans spent a third-round pick in this year's draft on San Diego State tight end Kahale Warring despite drafting two tight ends last season, but the team is excited by Warring's progression during offseason workouts. Warring's still a raw prospect and is unlikely to be able to make an immediate impact for the... Read More

7 months ago

Lamar Miller Losing Weight Ahead Of Season

Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller is working to cut his body-fat percentage before the 2019 season. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that Miller's lost eight pounds already as he looks to go into the year leaner and quicker. Houston didn't address the running back position in the offseason aside from adding UDFAs,... Read More

7 months ago

WNBA Daily Fantasy Lineup Picks (6/26/19): WNBA DFS Advice for DraftKings and FanDuel

It's Wednesday, which often means that we get a morning WNBA game. That's the case again today, as the Mystics and Sky face off in an early contest. With the game starting at 11:00 A.M. in Chicago, you'll want to get your lineups for the day set as quickly as possible. In this article, I'll... Read More

7 months ago

WNBA Daily Fantasy Lineup Picks (6/25/19): WNBA DFS Advice for DraftKings and FanDuel

We've got two games in the WNBA on Tuesday, as the Lynx visit the Fever and the Aces host the Storm. Indiana has been a major surprise this year, but they come up against a strong Lynx defense. Meanwhile, the Aces continue to improve after a lackluster start, led by one of the league's best... Read More

7 months ago

2019 NBA Draft: Five Players Most Likely To Bust

Now that we know who was drafted where, it's time to start analyzing what those picks mean. That analysis can come in the form of some of the positive looks at players and situations that we'll be publishing here at RotoBaller, but it's also useful sometimes to look at players who might not live up... Read More

7 months ago

Rookie Roulette - Which WR Should Go First in Rookie Drafts?

With rookie draft season in full swing, you've got some major questions to think about, especially if you're picking early in your league's draft and need to figure out which wide receiver to pick first. The commonly accepted thought on this issue is to take N'Keal Harry first, but D.K. Metcalf s also a player... Read More

7 months ago

WNBA Daily Fantasy Lineup Picks (6/21/19): WNBA DFS Advice for DraftKings and FanDuel

Happy Friday! We've got three games for you to night in the W, and while a matchup between this year's Dream team and this year's Sun team might have sounded fun before the year started, it's bound to be a rough one for Atlanta. But we'll have offensive fireworks in Indiana/Chicago, plus an exciting nightcap... Read More

7 months ago

San Antonio Spurs Draft Keldon Johnson

With the 29th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the San Antonio Spurs drafted Kentucky forward Keldon Johnson. Johnson is a solid defender who should be able to help the Spurs on that end of the floor, but his offensive game could use some work. He shot well from deep last year, but we’ll have... Read More

7 months ago

Golden State Warriors Select Jordan Poole

The Golden State Warriors have drafted Michigan guard Jordan Poole with the 28th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Last year for the Wolverines, Poole averaged 12.8 points per game and shot 36.9 percent from three. Poole is a good spot up shooter who could one day thrive off the Warriors bench, especially when playing... Read More

7 months ago

Portland Trail Blazers Draft Nassir Little

With the 25th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Portland Trail Blazers have selected North Carolina forward Nassir Little. A highly-touted player out of high school, Little’s only college season was essentially a disaster. He played just 18.2 minutes per game, scoring 9.8 points and grabbing 4.6 rebounds per game. Little shot 26.9 percent... Read More

7 months ago

Philadelphia 76ers Trade Up For Matisse Thybulle

The Philadelphia 76ers have traded up with the Boston Celtics, selecting Washington forward Matisse Thybulle with the 20th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Thybulle might be the best defensive prospect in this year’s draft class, a guy capable of defending any position who put up elite block percentages and steal percentages for the Huskies... Read More

7 months ago

Memphis Grizzlies Trade Up For Brandon Clarke

With the 21st pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Memphis Grizzlies — after a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder — have selected Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke. Clarke was an incredible rim protector and interior scorer for Gonzaga last year, shooting 68 percent from the floor, mainly through a combination of cuts and post... Read More

7 months ago

New Orleans Pelicans Choose Nickeil Alexander-Walker

After acquiring the pick in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks, the New Orleans Pelicans have selected Virginia Tech guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker with the 17th pick in the NBA Draft. Alexander-Walker scored 16.2 points per game last season while shooting 53.7 percent from the floor. He made 37.4 percent of his three-pointers. Alexander-Walker fits well... Read More

7 months ago

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Quarterback ADP Winners and Losers: 2019 Season Review

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Quarterback Risers and Fallers: 2019 Season Review

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Wide Receiver Risers and Fallers: 2019 Season Review

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It is going to be almost impossible to win your fantasy football league in 2020 without a strong set of running backs, even in today’s pass-happy NFL. While quarterbacks and wide receivers have gained importance in fantasy football in recent years, building your fantasy roster around your running back corps is still one of the... Read More

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