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About Jason Katz - RotoBaller

I've been playing fantasy sports since 2003 and writing about it since 2015. You can find my work here on RotoBaller or for FantasyPros, FFToday and Fantasyfootballmetrics. I'm big on analytics and making decisions/predictions based on what the math says is the most likely outcome in a given situation. I'm a lifelong Cowboys fan living in New York. Eli Manning is not a Hall of Famer. Dez caught it.

Jason Katz - RotoBaller has written 212 articles so far, you can find them below.


Born to Run - Starting RB/RB in Fantasy Football Drafts

Way back when I first started playing this wonderful game, this type of article would be superfluous. Obviously you should go RB/RB if you can. That was back in 2003 and for much of the 2000s, there was little debate over the optimal strategy - if you could get two quality RBs in the first... Read More

2 years ago

Week 10 Waiver Wire: H2H Category Streamers

I like to consider myself a pioneer of the streaming approach. I won a league about seven years ago completely ignoring saves and just stacking up the starts each week. While streaming is undoubtedly more directly associated with pitching, there's plenty of value in streaming for offense as well. Maybe you have a stacked roster... Read More

2 years ago

Week 9 Waiver Wire: H2H Category Streamers

I like to consider myself a pioneer of the streaming approach. I won a league about seven years ago completely ignoring saves and just stacking up the starts each week. While streaming is undoubtedly more directly associated with pitching, there's plenty of value in streaming for offense as well. Maybe you have a stacked roster... Read More

2 years ago

Week 8 Waiver Wire: H2H Category Streamers

I like to consider myself a pioneer of the streaming approach. I won a league about seven years ago completely ignoring saves and just stacking up the starts each week. While streaming is undoubtedly more directly associated with pitching, there's plenty of value in streaming for offense as well. Maybe you have a stacked roster... Read More

2 years ago

Week 7 Waiver Wire: H2H Category Streamers

I like to consider myself a pioneer of the streaming approach. I won a league about seven years ago completely ignoring saves and just stacking up the starts each week. While streaming is undoubtedly more directly associated with pitching, there's plenty of value in streaming for offense as well. Maybe you have a stacked roster... Read More

2 years ago


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Drew Brees - Still a QB1 in Fantasy?

Drew Brees is arguably the greatest fantasy quarterback of all time. Seriously. Over the course of his 16 year career (excluding his rookie year where he didn't play), Brees has led the NFL in completions six times, pass attempts four times, completion percentage four times, yards seven times, and touchdowns four times. Only nine times... Read More

2 years ago

Week 6 Waiver Wire - H2H Category Streamers

I like to consider myself a pioneer of the streaming approach. I won a league about seven years ago completely ignoring saves and just stacking up the starts each week. While streaming is undoubtedly more directly associated with pitching, there's plenty of value in streaming for offense as well. Maybe you have a stacked roster... Read More

2 years ago

Most Improved Offenses After The NFL Draft

Free agency and the NFL Draft are really the only two events that have the ability to instantaneously and significantly impact NFL offenses. Whereas in free agency, it's somewhat of a zero sum game - one offense gets better at the expense of another getting get worse due to players shifting teams - in the... Read More

2 years ago

Week 5 Waiver Wire - H2H Category Streamers

I like to consider myself a pioneer of the streaming approach. I won a league about seven years ago completely ignoring saves and just stacking up the starts each week. While streaming is undoubtedly more directly associated with pitching, there's plenty of value in streaming for offense as well. Maybe you have a stacked roster... Read More

2 years ago

Week 4 Waiver Wire - H2H Category Streamers

I like to consider myself a pioneer of the streaming approach. I won a league about seven years ago completely ignoring saves and just stacking up the starts each week. While streaming is undoubtedly more directly associated with pitching, there's plenty of value in streaming for offense as well. Maybe you have a stacked roster... Read More

2 years ago


Week 3 Waiver Wire - H2H Category Streamers

I like to consider myself a pioneer of the streaming approach. I won a league about seven years ago completely ignoring saves and just stacking up the starts each week. While streaming is undoubtedly more directly associated with pitching, there's plenty of value in streaming for offense as well. Maybe you have a stacked roster... Read More

2 years ago

Week 2 Waiver Wire - H2H Category Streamers

I like to consider myself a pioneer of the streaming approach. I won a league about seven years ago completely ignoring saves and just stacking up the starts each week. While streaming is undoubtedly more directly associated with pitching, there's plenty of value in streaming for offense as well. Maybe you have a stacked roster... Read More

2 years ago

Who Deserves Blame For Dez Bryant's Disastrous 2017?

On February 28, 2018, I came across a tweet from @BenRogers linking this video of all of Dez Bryant’s 2017 incompletions. The accompanying conclusion was that after watching the video, the majority of the incompletions were not Dez’s fault. I decided to do my own investigation. Here are my observations and conclusions. *Note: There were... Read More

2 years ago

Under the Radar RB Signings - Fantasy Risers or Fallers?

A flurry of activity in the past week has sent fantasy football owners and sports Twitter into a frenzy. Some huge names changed teams and the domino effect will affect dozens of players league-wide. Then again, not every signing has to create a seismic shift in the fantasy universe. There were a number of under the... Read More

2 years ago

Case Keenum to the Broncos - Fantasy Spin

Despite leading the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship game, Case Keenum was unceremoniously replaced with the huge free agent signing of Kirk Cousins. Keenum immediately found a new home with the Denver Broncos on a two-year deal worth $36 million. Obviously this is a massive upgrade for all Denver fantasy options, so we can... Read More

2 years ago


Under the Radar WR Signings: Fantasy Risers or Fallers?

A flurry of activity in the past week has sent fantasy football owners and sports Twitter into a frenzy. Some huge names changed teams and the domino effect will affect dozens of players league-wide. Then again, not every signing has to create a seismic shift in the fantasy universe. There were a number of under the... Read More

2 years ago

Sam Bradford to the Cardinals - Fantasy Spin

As of the morning of March 13, 2018, the Arizona Cardinals had zero quarterbacks under contract. By the end of the day, they had two. The Cardinals signed both Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon. I still think the Cardinals should draft a QB project in the second or third round, but Bradford is the clear... Read More

2 years ago

Dion Lewis to the Titans - Fantasy Spin

It is fair to say that the single most obvious offseason move was the Titans release of DeMarco Murray. As early as last summer, it was abundantly clear that the Titans were done with Murray after the 2017 season. Once Murray was released, nothing really changed for Derrick Henry because Henry's 2018 value was always... Read More

2 years ago

Trusting Rookie Wide Receivers in Redraft Leagues

If I had to list one mistake most commonly made by fantasy owners on draft day, it would be recency bias. We've seen it time and time again - owners overreacting to what happened the previous year even when it was so clearly an outlier. The QB boom of 2011. The rookie WR boom of 2014.... Read More

2 years ago

Biggest Busts of 2017: WR

The biggest bust of 2017 was literally the wide receiver position. The article should just end right now. Did you take a WR in the first 36 picks? He was probably a bust. ZeroRB drafters were seriously punished last season as the edge they needed to gain at the WR position was nonexistent. Here are... Read More

2 years ago


Biggest Breakouts at Running Back - 2017 Year in Review

Breakout players are how you win your league. They are the players that finish the season ranked significantly higher than where you drafted them. Since we also have the Biggest Surprises series, I will do my best to distinguish a breakout from a surprise. In doing so, I am making a blanket rule at the... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings DFS Risers and Fallers - Conference Championships

Whether due to their own play, the play of others, or injuries, players' stock increases and decreases on a weekly basis. Perhaps more than any other, the NFL is a league that experiences ups and downs at a rapid pace. With only two games, there’s no room for error and seemingly endless opportunities for improvement. The same... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Tight Ends - Conference Round DFS Targets

There is no fantasy football waiver wire in the NFL playoffs - it's mostly a week to week game. Each round, you will be able to enter DFS contests, and you'll need a tight end when setting your lineups. If you aren't in the business of shelling out top dollar amounts for your tight ends... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings DFS Risers and Fallers - Divisional Round

Whether due to their own play, the play of others, or injuries, players' stock increases and decreases on a weekly basis. Perhaps more than any other, the NFL is a league that experiences ups and downs at a rapid pace. With only four games, there’s little room for error and seemingly endless opportunities for improvement.... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Tight Ends - Divisional Round DFS Values

There is no fantasy football waiver wire in the NFL playoffs - it's mostly a week to week game. Each round, you will be able to enter DFS contests, and you'll need a tight end when setting your lineups. If you aren't in the business of shelling out top dollar amounts for your tight ends... Read More

2 years ago


Full-Length Playoff Leagues - Fantasy Football Strategy

The regular season is over, but that doesn't mean the fantasy fun stops there. While certainly inferior to full season leagues, playoff fantasy football is still a great way to carry on playing this game that we love and providing us all with a vested interest in each of these playoff games, no matter how... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings DFS Risers and Fallers - Wild Card Round

Whether due to their own play, the play of others, or injuries, players' stock increases and decreases on a weekly basis. Perhaps more than any other, the NFL is a league that experiences ups and downs at a rapid pace. With only four games, there’s little room for error and seemingly endless opportunities for improvement.... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Tight Ends - Wild Card Round DFS Values

There is no fantasy football waiver wire in the NFL playoffs - it's mostly a week to week game. Each round, you will be able to enter DFS contests, and you'll need a tight end when setting your lineups. If you aren't in the business of shelling out top dollar amounts for your tight ends... Read More

2 years ago

Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers: Week 17

Whether due to their own play, the play of others, or injuries, players' stock increases and decreases on a weekly basis. Perhaps more than any other, the NFL is a league that experiences ups and downs at a rapid pace. With only 16 games, there’s little room for error and seemingly endless opportunities for improvement.... Read More

2 years ago

Tight Ends Waiver Wire - Week 17 Pickups and Adds

While there were plenty of movers and shakers on the fantasy scene, the tight end position didn't see as much volatility. Injuries have been the biggest story in the tight end world, but the tight ends remained healthy, at least during this past week. So here we are, feverishly looking to analyze statistics and projections to... Read More

2 years ago


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