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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.


Dede Westbrook Leads Jags In Receiving Yards

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook caught eight passes for a team-high 69 yards in Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans. Westbrook's 69 yards were his most since Week 7. Maybe this is a sign of things to come for Westbrook as his rapport with quarterback Nick Foles grows, though he's still a player to... Read More

3 weeks ago

Leonard Fournette Has Huge Game Against Titans

The Jacksonville Jaguars struggled in Week 12 against the Titans, but running back Leonard Fournette wasn't part of that struggle. Fournette had 97 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries, while also adding nine catches for 62 yards. Fournette's usage had dropped over the past couple of games, so it was good for his... Read More

3 weeks ago

Nick Foles Fails To Throw Touchdown

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles got to throw the ball a lot on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, but he didn't manage to find the end zone on those throws. Foles was 32-for-48 passing the football for 272 yards. He added 20 rushing yards on three carries. It wasn't a great outing from Foles, though... Read More

3 weeks ago

Saints Defense Unlikely To Have Marshon Lattimore

The New Orleans Saints Defense is likely to be without one of its best players again on Sunday, with Marshon Lattimore (hamstring)) not likely to play. With Lattimore out against the Buccaneers, Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston threw for 313 yards, though Sunday's opponent, the Carolina Panthers, don't have a quarterback who's equipped to take... Read More

3 weeks ago

Rams Haven't Committed To Playing Brandin Cooks In Week 12

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (concussion) has cleared the concussion protocol, but the team has reportedly not decided if Cooks will be available Monday against the Ravens, saying he is still "day to day." With that game taking place on Monday night, you shouldn't be trusting Cooks in your fantasy lineups unless you're... Read More

3 weeks ago


Patriots Will Be Patient With Mohamed Sanu's Ankle

New England Patriots wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (ankle) isn't expected to play on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, and ESPN's Jeff Darlington wonders if Sanu will even be available in Week 13. New England doesn't have the deepest receiving corps, so playing it safe with Sanu and ensuring he'll be available down the stretch is... Read More

3 weeks ago

Tom Brady Will Start Against Cowboys

While New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (elbow) appeared on the team's injury report late in the week, his status for Week 12's meeting with the Dallas Cowboys was never really in doubt. Brady will play on Sunday, though an improved Cowboys Defense and some struggles of his own this year make it hard to... Read More

3 weeks ago

Washington Don't Expect To Have Chris Thompson

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson (toe) is not expected to be available for Week 12's meeting with the Lion. While Thompson returned to practice this week, it doesn't appear he'll be ready to play his first game since Week 6. Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson will lead the backfield against Detroit, with Guice expected... Read More

3 weeks ago

Adrian Peterson Expected To Play Against Detroit

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (toe) is expected to play against the Lions in Week 12. Peterson saw his second-fewest rushing attempts of the year in Week 11 and played just 26 percent of the team's offensive snaps with Derrius Guice back, and there's no reason to expect that usage to change this week.... Read More

3 weeks ago

Tim Patrick Expected To Play

Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick (shoulder) is expected to suit up in Week 12 against the Buffalo Bills. Week 11 was Patrick's second game of the season, and he put up solid numbers, catching four of his eight targets for 77 yards. That uptick in usage bodes well for his ability to see the... Read More

3 weeks ago


Nelson Agholor Expected To Miss Week 12

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor (knee) is not expected to play in Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks. After being held out of practice during the week, Agholor missing this game isn't really a surprise. He's struggled all year, especially with drops, so his absence doesn't really impact much for fantasy owners, who were... Read More

3 weeks ago

Jordan Howard Unlikely To Play Against Seattle

Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) is unlikely to play against the Seahawks in Week 12. With Howard sidelined, expect to see a heavy dose of Miles Sanders in this one, who should dominate the backfield touches for the Eagles. Jay Ajayi lurks in the background, but Sanders is the only running back in... Read More

3 weeks ago

Deebo Samuel Expected To Suit Up

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder) let Week 11's meeting with the Cardinals early, but not before catching eight passes for 134 yards. He's expected to play in Week 12 against the Packer. With how strong Samuel has come on after the past couple of games, he's worth a flex spot in most... Read More

3 weeks ago

George Kittle Expected To Play Against Packers

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (ankle/knee) is expected to play against the Packers in Week 12. Kittle was held out of San Francisco's past two games, but his return to the field instantly vaults him back into the upper echelons of the tight end position. Even if he's still a little banged up,... Read More

3 weeks ago

Dede Westbrook Is Low Upside Option Against Titans

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook has struggled to get much going in 2019. In between injury and the emergence of D.J. Chark, Westbrook hasn't been able to put up sustained strong numbers this season, and in his return to the field in Week 11 he caught four passes for just 32 yards. His current... Read More

3 weeks ago


Chris Conley Is Risk/Reward Option In Week 12

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Chris Conley has seen an uptick in usage lately, receiving seven or eight targets in four straight games. But those targets have come with varying degrees of success, from 103 yards and a score against the Jets to just 32 yards against Houston. There are definitely reasons to start a guy... Read More

3 weeks ago

D.J. Chark's Upside Makes Him A Strong Start

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark has surpassed the rest of his team's wide receivers in the pecking order, and the return of quarterback Nick Foles didn't change that last week. Chark was targeted 15 times, catching eight passes for 104 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The matchup and the potential game flow aren't... Read More

3 weeks ago

Leonard Fournette Is Solid Week 12 Option

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette had 66 rushing yards on 15 carries and 26 receiving yards on six catches in Week 3 when the Jaguars faced the Titans. In the rematch, Fournette projects to be a solid fantasy option, even if his recent struggles -- 63 combined rushing yards in his last two games... Read More

3 weeks ago

Nick Foles Is Just A QB2 Against Titans

In his first game since Week 1, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles had 47 pass attempts, finishing with 296 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. He's unlikely to throw as much in Week 12 against the Titans in what's likely to be a low scoring game, so consider Foles to be a solid QB2 option.... Read More

3 weeks ago

The Fantasy Basketball Drop List: Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 of the fantasy basketball drop list. We've got a big man heavy week for you, as teams experiment with lineups and more traditional big men seem to be fading out of some of those rotations at this juncture of the season. That's what I'm here to help with in my weekly... Read More

3 weeks ago


Darren Fells Is Boom/Bust Tight End Option In Week 12

Houston Texans tight end Darren Fells had caught just one pass per game over Houston's last two games. He's got seven games this year with two or fewer receptions. And he's caught six touchdowns, including a pair of multi-touchdown games. What do you do with that? Well, the same thing you do every week: play... Read More

3 weeks ago

Kenny Stills Presents Plenty Of Risk On Thursday

Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills had a good game when the Texans and Colts met earlier this year, catching four passes for 105 yards, but that only happened because a Will Fuller hamstring injury thrust Stills into a larger role. This week, Fuller is a game-time decision with that hamstring injury, which means playing... Read More

3 weeks ago

If Will Fuller Plays Thursday, Consider Him Risky

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (hamstring) is reportedly a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. We last saw Fuller against the Colts in Week 7, when he caught one pass for six yards before exiting. Fuller's best game of the year was in Week 5, when he caught 14 passes for... Read More

3 weeks ago

DeAndre Hopkins Remains Strong Fantasy Option

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins got off to a slow start to the year, but has four straight games with either 80 receiving yards or a touchdown. It's a good time for the star receiver to get back on the right track, and he'll look to continue that on Thursday against the Colts. In... Read More

3 weeks ago

Duke Johnson Has Low Ceiling In Week 12

Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson has seen some increased involvement in Houston's offense lately, including a five-catch game in Week 9, but that involvement isn't really translating into fantasy success. He continues to trail Carlos Hyde in rushing attempts and his impact in the pass game has been inconsistent all year. The last time... Read More

3 weeks ago


The Tape Tells All - DeVante Parker 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 Miami Dolphins wide receiver Devante Parker. Parker's been trending up for weeks, but remains incredibly undervalued and underowned for... Read More

3 weeks ago

Carlos Hyde Could Struggle Against Colts

Houston Texans running back Carlos Hyde found the end zone in Week 11, but it came after a lot of short runs that hadn't gone his way. It's fair to expect more of the same out of Hyde on Thursday against the Colts: three yard gains and a fantasy value that's entirely dependent on him... Read More

3 weeks ago

Deshaun Watson Has Tough Thursday Matchup

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is coming off one of his worst games of the season, a 169-yard performance in Week 11 against the Ravens in which the third-year passer threw for a pick and no touchdowns. He looks to get back on track on Thursday against the Colts in what could be another tough... Read More

3 weeks ago

Randall Cobb (WR, DAL) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of Leagues ANALYSIS: After a year of fairly middling production, Randall Cobb has found both the end zone and the 100-yard mark for two consecutive games as the Cowboys have started committing more to their passing game. In Week 11, Cobb caught four of his... Read More

4 weeks ago

Taylor Gabriel (WR, CHI) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The Bears are such a mess, but that didn't keep Taylor Gabriel from getting targeted 14 times against the Rams. Gabriel caught seven of those, finishing with 57 yards. The Bears promised to run the ball more, but Matt Nagy must have... Read More

4 weeks ago


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