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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

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Keenan Allen - Fantasy Football Disaster Recovery

Welcome to Disaster Recovery, where each week I'll examine why your studs played like duds. This isn't a place to find out why you should have sat a player for somebody on your bench. Disaster Recovery is to examine the guys who you didn't think twice about starting, and deciding if you should be panicking at all about... Read More


NFL Survivor Pool Picks (Week 7) - Targets and Avoids

Another week, more upsets. The Cowboys, Chiefs and Chargers all went down knocking out about 15-20 percent of remaining entrants in survivor pools, including myself. The Baltimore and New England wins were never in doubt, but the Redskins and Packers just barely squeaked out wins. If you've made it this far, you've done a job... Read More


Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers - Week 7

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


Running Back Metrics That Matter - NFL NextGen Stats

It's been a month--a full month!--since the last time we took a look at our beloved running backs. I don't think there is a hotter topic of discussion between pro- and anti-analytics than rushing. The guys fighting for stat-supremacy are all about using the passing game as much as possible while ditching the run; the... Read More


Titanic Disappointment - Will Ryan Tannehill Help Tennessee?

In the midst of being shutout by the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Tennesse Titans coach Mike Vrabel made a move that many casual NFL fans had been expecting for the past few weeks: he decided to give Ryan Tannehill a shot at quarterback instead of Marcus Mariota. While Tannehill wasn't noticeably better on Sunday, throwing... Read More


Warning Signs: Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, Jared Goff

This is going to be a special edition of Warning Signs. Usually, we take a look at players from different teams who have disappointed thus far. This week, I am going to focus on a single team full of players to worry about. It is not good to have a team of big stars where... Read More


FAAB Bidding - Week 7 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More


We Must Overreact Immediately! Week 6 Outliers

In Week 6, several players exploded in fantasy lineups. There were a few receivers that were above the rest of the pack in Week 6, such as Stefon Diggs, Terry McLaurin, Chris Godwin and Tyreek Hill, but there shouldn't be any surprises there as those guys should have been in fantasy lineups. At the quarterback... Read More


Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 7

The bye week difficulties continue this week with Carolina, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Tampa Bay all getting their rest in Week 7. It should be noted, however, that just because a player is currently in their bye week, doesn't mean you should avoid them on the waiver wire. In fact, this is often the easiest way... Read More


Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

All of a sudden, the Chargers look like one of the worst teams in football and the Jets look like a playoff contender. Maybe things won't shake out that way in the end but it goes to show how quickly things change in the "Not For Long" NFL. For that reason, we advise looking at... Read More


The Cut List - Players on the Chopping Block (Week 7)

This is your weekly list of players to drop. I will do my best to limit this list to injured players and players you might consider holding. If you roster pure handcuffs or backups, obviously you can let them go at any time. The players on this list will, ideally, be guys that aren't clearly... Read More


Week 7 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 7 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 7 of the NFL and fantasy football season. In case you missed it, this is our seventh year now writing this weekly column. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver... Read More


Week 7 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Week 6 is done, and we've seen some outstanding games thus far. We've also seen a lot of surprising teams through six weeks. The San Francisco 49ers, after picking in the top 10 for four straight years, are 5-0 with one of the most complete teams in football. As far as kickers go, we're seeing... Read More


Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7

Some of you have been rewarded for your meticulous roster planning by receiving excellent production from your running backs. Unfortunately, many of you have been equally prepared when making roster decisions, but have been undermined by injuries, inconsistent usage, or underwhelming performances. If that applies to you, then those unwanted outcomes have forced you to... Read More


Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7

We weren't really surprised by the top-scoring fantasy wide receivers from Week 6. Out of the top-20 receivers, only Jamison Crowder, Auden Tate and Jaron Brown were less than 50% owned. Jaron Brown (0% owned) was only targeted five times but he scored two touchdowns off of those five targets. Auden Tate (23% owned) hauled... Read More