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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.

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Will Fuller Is Risky Play In Week 14

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (hamstring) isn't even a guarantee to suit up against Denver in Week 14, but if he does, he faces a Broncos Defense that's allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Fuller played 75 percent of Houston's snaps last week, but had just one catch for eight yards.... Read More

3 months ago

DeAndre Hopkins Faces Difficult Test

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins faces a tough one on Sunday, as Houston faces a Broncos team that allows the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Add in that Hopkins has been targeted eight times in each of the last two games after a five-game stretch with double-digit targets and you... Read More

3 months ago

Duke Johnson's Role Should Expand In Week 14

Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson saw his most targets and tied for his most carries of the season against the Patriots in Week 13 while playing a season-high 67 percent of offensive snaps, a sign that the pass-catching back might be moving towards a larger role in this offense. That gives him some intriguing... Read More

3 months ago

Carlos Hyde Could Be In Trouble Against Denver

Houston Texans running back Carlos Hyde is coming his worst performance of the season, a 10-carry, 17-yard outing against a strong Patriots Defense. Now, he's about to face a Broncos Defense that's allowing the eighth-fewest yards per carry to opposing running backs, which is bad news for Hyde, who's shown a tendency to struggle at... Read More

3 months ago

Deshaun Watson Still A QB1 Despite Bad Matchup

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is currently the fantasy QB4, and while his opponent this Sunday -- the Denver Broncos -- are allowing the fourth-fewest fantasy points to opposing passers this season, you've still got to trust Watson and deploy him as your starting fantasy quarterback. He's coming off a strong performance against New England's... Read More

3 months ago


The Tape Tells All - Derrius Guice Fantasy Outlook

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 Washington running back Derrius Guice, who's finally healthy and finally getting a chance to show why people were so... Read More

3 months ago

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 14

It's fantasy football playoff time! While most people have their receiving corps set by now, injuries or ineffectiveness can strike at any point in the year, so sometimes it's good to be proactive when trying to find guys who can help you during these upcoming fantasy playoffs. With that said, let's look at some wide... Read More

3 months ago

Darren Fells Catches Touchdown In Week 13

Houston Texans tight end Darren Fells caught another touchdown in Week 13, continuing his trend of finding the end zone despite his low overall volume. Fells caught two passes for 23 yards in this one, and in 12 games he's now caught two or fewer passes nine times. But Fells has had a nose for... Read More

3 months ago

Kenny Stills Catches Touchdown Against Pats

Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills caught three passes for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the New England Patriots. His four targets were double that of Houston's usual No. 2 receiver, Will Fuller, though it's hard to imagine that being a trend that continues. Stills should still be treated as a... Read More

3 months ago

Carlos Hyde Has Rough Outing

Houston Texans running back Carlos Hyde just couldn't do anything on Sunday against the Patriots, producing just 17 rushing yards on 10 carries. Hyde also added a five-yard reception. New England's got a great rushing defense, so we weren't expecting much from Hyde anyways, but his numbers still somehow fell below those already low expectations.... Read More

3 months ago


Duke Johnson Grabs Receiving Touchdown

Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson had five catches for 54 yards and a score in Sunday's win over the New England Patriots. He also had nine carries for a team-high 36 rushing yards. Houston couldn't find room on the ground, but moved the ball at will through the air, which benefited Johnson. He's still... Read More

3 months ago

Will Fuller Has Touchdown Called Back

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller had a 35-yard touchdown called back after the ball came out on his third step in Sunday night's win over the New England Patriots. With that score erased, Fuller's final line was dismal for fantasy owners who hoped he'd be able to continue his recent high level of play,... Read More

3 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers: Week 6

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 months ago

The Fantasy Basketball Drop List: Week 6

Happy Friday after Thanksgiving. Take a break from buying discount televisions and read some of our fantasy basketball advice today! Here's our weekly fantasy basketball drop list, a look at players who are can be dropped in some or all formats. Every Friday, we'll look at why it's fine to move on from certain players... Read More

3 months ago

D.J. Chark Mostly Held In Check

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark didn't catch a pass in the first half of Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he did manage to grab two passes for 47 yards in the second half once the Jags replaced Nick Foles with Gardner Minshew. Chark's best success this year has come with Minshew... Read More

3 months ago


Another Decent Day For Chris Conley

In what's becoming a familiar story, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Chris Conley had four catches for 57 yards in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. It was the third game in a row where Conley's finished with somewhere between 49 and 58 yards, and he's looking more and more like the kind of receiver who's able... Read More

3 months ago

Dede Westbrook Catches Touchdown In Week 13

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook had five catches for 60 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was targeted eight times. Westbrook is starting to re-assert himself as Jacksonville's number-one receiver, and with Gardner Minshew likely taking back over at quarterback and boosting this offense, Westbrook is back... Read More

3 months ago

Leonard Fournette Catches Nine Passes

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette struggled to get things going on the ground in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay, but his passing-game involvement helped him to a solid fantasy day. Fournette's 14 carries resulted in just 38 yards, but he added nine catches on a team-high 11 targets to finish with 53 receiving yards.... Read More

3 months ago

Gardner Minshew Throws Touchdown In Relief

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew replaced starter Nick Foles at the half after Foles got off to a rough start. In the half, Minshew was 16-for-27 for 147 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. He also added eight rushing yards on two carries. It was a fine half for Minshew, though the Buccaneers Defense has... Read More

3 months ago

Tim Hardaway Jr. (SG/SF, DAL) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In All Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Dallas Mavericks are the NBA's biggest surprise, and one of the biggest surprises in Dallas has been the emergence of Tim Hardaway Jr. as the team's third best player. Is that sustainable? Probably not. Is he worth a roster spot for now... Read More

3 months ago


Kyler Murray Will Start Against Rams

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (hamstring) will start on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. Murray's fantasy numbers have been strong during his rookie campaign and over the last few games he's been increasing his efficiency in the passing game while running less, so the impact of a hamstring issue on his foot speed shouldn't... Read More

3 months ago

Chargers Could Bench Philip Rivers

The Los Angeles Chargers are reportedly considering benching quarterback Philip Rivers if he continues his current level of play. With a solid backup quarterback waiting in the wings in Tyrod Taylor, the Chargers could choose to see if Taylor's got what it takes to be the team's 2020 starter. Taylor's done a good job during... Read More

3 months ago

Zach Ertz Active In Week 13

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (hamstring) is active for Sunday's meeting with the Miami Dolphins. Playing against this Dolphins Defense, Ertz is a must-start fantasy option, even with the potential downside associated with hamstring injuries. You've got to take the risk, because the upside against Miami is just too great to not play Ertz.... Read More

3 months ago

Demaryius Thomas Active For Week 13

New York Jets wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) will play against the Bengals in Week 13. This is a good matchup for the Jets, but Thomas still has a very low floor in an offense that has plenty of receiving options for Sam Darnold to throw to. Consider him a fantasy WR4 or WR5 this... Read More

3 months ago

Jarrett Culver (SG/SF, MIN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jarrett Culver was one of my favorite rookies heading into the season, but his first NBA campaign got off to a fairly slow start. That's changed recently though, and Culver's getting chances to show he can succeed. Culver's started eight games this year,... Read More

3 months ago


Matt Breida Out Against Ravens

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (ankle) won't play against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13. That leaves the bulk of the rushing carries to Tevin Coleman, with Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson getting sprinkled in. It's not a great matchup for Coleman, but he remains a must-start fantasy option as long as Breida... Read More

3 months ago

Marquese Chriss (PF/C, GSW) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: Marquese Chriss has gone from draft bust to rotation piece, albeit on this terrible Golden State Warriors team. Over the past couple of weeks, Chriss has basically been good for 10 points and five rebounds most nights, with a good number of assists,... Read More

3 months ago

Bismack Biyombo (C, CHA) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: You may have missed the train to pick up Biyombo and have him be relevant in shallower leagues now that Cody Zeller is due to return, but don't let Saturday's stinker against the Bucks (no points and two rebounds in 10 minutes) make... Read More

3 months ago

Darren Fells Remains Touchdown-Dependent

Houston Texans tight end Darren Fells has caught just a single pass in each of the last three games, and his fantasy value at this point is entirely dependent on if he can catch a touchdown. While the Patriots have done worse at defending tight ends than at wide receivers, that's still only resulted in... Read More

3 months ago

Kenny Stills Is Off Fantasy Radar In Week 13

Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills shouldn't be considered when putting together your fantasy lineups in Week 13. Coming off a one-catch effort against the Colts, Stills is the third receiver on a team that funnels passes to their top two guys, and he has a horrible matchup against the NFL's best defense, the New... Read More

3 months ago


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