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About Matt Williams

Fantasy Baseball analyst and writer for RotoBaller and Fantasy Pros as well as featured writer and Fantasy Sports expert for Fake Teams. I provide daily DFS lineup advice, Making Moves: Trade Advice, Closing Remarks: MLB Closer Report, player rankings and general tips. Listen to me, I provide valuable information and semi-valuable opinions that will lead you to victory. But if I'm wrong, pretend it never happened.

Matt Williams has written 17 articles so far, you can find them below.


Making Moves: Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice for Week 11

We are halfway through June and the time to be making moves to improve your fantasy team is now. Today we are going to dig into the trade values of a couple of pitchers off to terrific starts that carry red flags: Patrick Corbin and Sean Doolittle. I will also answer a few "Rapid Fire"... Read More

1 year ago

FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (6/10/18): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

Happy Sunday DFS players. We have a typical strong slate of games with the usual risk of players being rested after a Saturday night contest, so be sure to check lineups before game time. There are quite a few strong options at starting pitcher such as reigning Cy Young winners Max Scherzer and Corey Kluber... Read More

1 year ago

Making Moves: Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice for Week 10

We are well on our way into June and the time is now to make some serious moves to help fill your fantasy team's needs. If you fail to make a change now you risk falling too far behind in roto and missing out on valuable buy-lows in head to head. Today we are going... Read More

1 year ago

FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (6/3/18): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

Happy Sunday DFS players. Today's main slate is loaded with amazing matchups for high-priced superstars which makes finding value in cheap options more important than ever (see RotoBallers "Value Plays" article closer to game time). There are also quite a few solid options at starting pitcher in the FanDuel main slate such as Charlie Morton,... Read More

1 year ago

Updated Outfielder Rankings (May) - 2018 Fantasy Baseball

We have made it to the end of May in fantasy baseball. Now is the time everyone starts to take a hard look at their roster to make improvements and changes. At Rotoballer we are going to help you out by reshuffling the deck and updating the outfield rankings as a tool in reshaping your... Read More

1 year ago


Making Moves: Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice for Week 9

Happy Thursday Fantasy Baseball players! This week's mailbag dives into some of the bigger names in the game this week such as Noah Syndergaard, Mookie Betts, and Manny Machado. Be sure to send you trade questions and trade offers to me @MattWi77iams on Twitter for a chance to be included in next's weeks "Making Moves"... Read More

1 year ago

Strikeout Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 9

Due to a combination of harder throwers and hitters focusing on hitting for power, strikeouts are at an all-time high in baseball. For pitchers, this is an ideal trend. The ability to generate swings and misses is the most important skill to possess, as it's the only true way to control what happens after the... Read More

1 year ago

FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (5/27/18): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

We have a large slate today, like we do on every Sunday. The main slate has several ace options for starting pitcher including Chris Sale, Gerrit Cole, and Stephen Strasburg. There are plenty of value options in the middle tiers as well, which should give DFS players plenty of wiggle room to get creative with their... Read More

1 year ago

Daniel Robertson (2B/3B/SS, TB) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay infielder Daniel Robertson has been a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners so far in 2018. The multi-position 24-year old is batting .262/.413/.443 to go with an impressive  .380 wOBA and 144 wRC+ this season. The most impressive stat may be... Read More

1 year ago

Steven Matz (SP, NYM) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz has always had a high ceiling. Unfortunately, bad timing of consistent injuries have derailed the southpaw from developing momentum in recent years. However, Matz still possesses ace upside that he still shows flashes of from... Read More

1 year ago


Franchy Cordero (OF, SD) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego outfielder Franchy Cordero got off to a hot start in 2018, carrying a .364 wOBA, .299 ISO, and 136 wRC+ through April. He has cooled off in the month of May, but still holds a respectable .326 wOBA for the season... Read More

1 year ago

Making Moves - Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice for Week 8

Trading is the most creative and fun way to improve your fantasy baseball roster, but also the hardest. You have to be able to value your own players objectively while accurately gauging how your fellow league owners value their own players. It is a battle of strategy, risk, and chance that can pay off in... Read More

1 year ago

Cano Fallout - How His Suspension Impacts the Mariners' Lineup

Seattle Mariners' All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended for 80 games on Tuesday for violating MLB's drug prevention and treatment program. He was charged with using Furosemide, a diuretic sometimes used as a masking agent for performance enhancing drugs. Cano stated he would accept the suspension, which begins immediately. "Recently I learned that I tested... Read More

1 year ago

Making Moves - Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice for Week 6

We are now over a week into May of the 2018 fantasy baseball season. Now is the time that owners need to take a hard look at their roster to decide what areas they need to improve. The waiver wire has likely been picked clean of the obvious must-add players and the best option now... Read More

1 year ago

Preseason Sleepers Yet to Awaken - Hitters

If you are going to win a championship in your fantasy baseball league, you typically need to hit on at least a couple of sleeper selections during your draft. Anyone who took a shot on Ozzie Albies, Gerrit Cole, or Patrick Corbin have an enormous advantage on the rest of their league due to the... Read More

1 year ago


Nick Pivetta (SP, PHI) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 49% of leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Phillies starter Nick Pivetta had a rough first attempt at the major league level in 2017. The young right-hander ended the year with a 6.02 ERA, 4.87 FIP, and an undesirable 3.49 BB/9. It is very difficult to survive at this level... Read More

1 year ago

Aaron Hicks (OF, NYY) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 52% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Yankees' outfielder Aaron Hicks is coming off a breakout 2017 campaign in which he batted .266/.372/.475 with 15 home runs, 10 stolen bases and 54 runs scored in just 301 at-bats. There was a reasonable amount of excitement coming into the year... Read More

1 year ago