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About Matt Hartman - RotoBaller

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Matt Hartman - RotoBaller has written 222 articles so far, you can find them below.


NFL DFS Matchups Analysis & Lineup Sleepers (AFC)

As we get one game closer to the Superbowl this weekend, with New England vs. Denver, I will be highlighting some players who are likely going to show up with big games for their teams. To keep things interesting, I also will be mentioning a few players who are more under-the-radar and could perform well for daily fantasy football... Read More

4 years ago

NFL DFS Matchups Analysis & Lineup Sleepers (NFC)

As we enter one game closer to the Superbowl this weekend.  Arizona will be facing off versus Carolina.  I will be highlighting some players who are likely going to show up for their team.  To keep things interesting, I also will be mentioning a few players who are more under-the-radar and could perform well for daily fantasy... Read More

4 years ago

NFL DFS Matchups Analysis & Lineup Sleepers (AFC)

As we enter into the AFC divisional round playoffs this weekend, with Pittsburg vs. Denver and Kansas City vs. New England, I will be highlighting some players who are likely going to show up with big games for their teams. To keep things interesting, I also will be mentioning a few players who are more under-the-radar and could perform... Read More

4 years ago

NFL DFS Matchups Analysis & Lineup Sleepers (NFC)

As we enter into the NFC divisional round playoffs this weekend, with Arizona vs. Green Bay and Seattle vs Carolina, I will be highlighting some players who are likely going to show up with big games for their teams. To keep things interesting, I also will be mentioning a few players who are more under-the-radar and could... Read More

4 years ago

Marquess Wilson (WR, CHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Continue monitoring OWNED IN: 10% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS:  For the last two weeks Chicago Bears wide receiver Eddie Royal has been out with a knee injury and Marquess Wilson has started in his place.  The good news is that he became the WR2 for the Bears in the interim--the bad news is that... Read More

4 years ago


Richard Rodgers (TE, GB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add standard 12+ team leagues (bye week add only) OWNED IN: 34% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS:  Last week Richard Rogers had his best game of the season versus the Carolina Panthers last week with  five catches for 19 yards and two touchdowns on nine targets.  The nine targets Rodgers received last week was tied for third-most for tight... Read More

4 years ago

Charles Clay (TE, BUF) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 58% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: If you play in a PPR league and Charles Clay is somehow still available on your waiver wire I'd pick him up and start him this week.  Tyrod Taylor will start for the Bills this week after missing Weeks 6 & 7 with a... Read More

4 years ago

Tavon Austin (WR, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in deep leagues (12+ teams), Continue monitoring in smaller leagues OWNED IN: 67% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: One of the hottest waiver wire names this past weekend was Tavon Austin who had a great outing in Week 8 with four catches for 98 yards to go with 21 yards rushing and two touchdowns versus a... Read More

4 years ago

Benjamin Watson (TE, NO) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues & as Bye Week Fill-In OWNED IN: 40% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS:  When the Saints traded Jimmy Graham this offseason there was a lot of talk about Josh Hill being 'the guy' who would step in.  Unfortunately for many fantasy owners that has not happened. Instead veteran Benjamin Watson has emerged... Read More

4 years ago

Charles Sims (RB, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-team PPR leagues / 14-team standard leagues OWNED IN: 60% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS:  This season Sims has flown under-the-radar due to the rebirth that Doug Martin has experienced.  When Sims has been given opportunities he's been an excellent change-of-pace running back who gets plenty of looks in the passing game (22 targets this season).  This... Read More

4 years ago


Jamison Crowder: Deep League PPR Stash

BALLER MOVE: Continue Monitoring in Shallow Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS:  With DeSean Jackson out of the lineup, Jamison Crowder has played the high-percentage slot receiver role for Washington since week 3.  During that time Kirk Cousins has utilized him as his security blanket targeting him 26 times (~9 targets per game). The bad news is that DeSean... Read More

4 years ago

Richard Rodgers (GB, TE) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Pickup in 12+ team PPR leagues OWNED IN: 42% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: When the Green Bay Packers lost Andrew Quarless to an MCL sprain in week 3 there was a hole to fill in the offense.  The player who has stepped up has been Richard Rodgers.  In the following two weeks since losing Quarless to injury Rodgers... Read More

4 years ago

Gary Barnidge Explodes Again, Has Emerged As Legit TE1

For the 3rd week in a row, Gary Barnidge has posted solid fantasy football stat lines. During that time, Gary Barnidge has had 26 targets, 20 catches, three touchdowns, and receiving 319 yards. It is very clear that while Josh McCown is the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, Barnidge will continue to get targets. Coming... Read More

4 years ago

Matthew Stafford Benched, Dan Orlovsky Replaces Him

After tossing three interceptions in two-plus quarters, Matthew Stafford was benched for Dan Orlovsky. This season Stafford has really struggled - if he continues this pace, he will have a career high 26 interceptions which is six more interceptions than his rookie season in 2009. While playing against Cardinals in the second half, he did an okay job filling in (191... Read More

4 years ago

Jamaal Charles Believed To Have Torn ACL, MRI To Confirm Monday

In the third quarter versus the Chicago Bears, Jamaal Charles went down quickly on a non-contact carry. Shortly thereafter he was ruled out for the rest of the game. Early prognosis has ruled that Charles has a torn right ACL, and is scheduled for an MRI Monday to confirm. If the MRI does validate the same... Read More

4 years ago


Ronnie Hillman Outplays C.J. Anderson Again

For the third time in four games Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson has been outplayed by Ronnie Hillman.  So, does this mean that Anderson is no longer the lead back for the Broncos? If I was to take an educated guess I would say Hillman is the starter next week. Currently Anderson is sporting a... Read More

4 years ago

Todd Gurley Explodes: RB1 Going Forward?

After sitting out the first two weeks, Todd Gurley burst on the scene this week versus the Arizona Cardinals. Gurley totaled 146 yards rushing (an awesome 7.7 yards per carry) and two catches for 15 yards. Coming into this season there were questions about how Gurley would respond to the brutal knee injury he sustained in college.... Read More

4 years ago

Jordan Reed Suffers Concussion, Week 5 Status Unclear

In the fourth quarter of the Redskins' game against the Eagles, tight end Jordan Reed was forced from the game after taking a knee to the helmet.  It was later determined that Reed sustained a concussion.  This news is significant considering Reed's long history of concussions, most of which have cost him multiple weeks. So far this... Read More

4 years ago

Thomas Rawls (RB, SEA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Last week Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch sustained a hamstring injury and was not able to finish the game vs. the Bears, finishing with a paltry five attempts and 14 yards rushing. In his absence rookie RB Thomas Rawls stepped up and... Read More

4 years ago

Derek Carr (QB, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: The injury bug has hit NFL quarterbacks early this year with the losses of Tony Romo, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees, & Jay Cutler forcing fantasy owners to find a replacement.  The good news is there are plenty of decent options on the waiver... Read More

4 years ago


Victor Cruz (WR, NYG) - Waiver Wire Pickups

UPDATED at 2PM ET: Cruz's status is in doubt for Week 4. We have changed his status "Add in 12+ Team Leagues" to "Continue Stashing" BALLER MOVE: Continue Stashing OWNED IN: 73% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS:  Now that Victor Cruz is medically cleared to play, we should see him suit up this week versus the Buffalo Bills. The big question is... Read More

4 years ago

James Starks (RB, GB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS:  Another week another injury...this one is with Green Bay Packers starting running back Eddie Lacy.  Last week Lacy went down with an ankle injury in the first quarter.  His backup, James Starks, did a bang up job replacing him toting... Read More

4 years ago

Ty Montgomery (WR, GB) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: This season the Green Bay Packer receiving depth will be tested. With Jordy Nelson already on season-ending IR, his replacement Davante Adams went down with an ankle injury in Week 2 as well. The good news is, the injury doesn't seem to be... Read More

4 years ago

Devonta Freeman (RB, ATL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ PPR Team Leagues OWNED IN: 68% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS:  Starting Atlanta Falcons starting RB Tevin Coleman sustained a broken rib and will miss a 'couple of weeks'. Devonta Freeman will be given the lead back duties for the dirty birds. This season, in a backup role, Freeman has been mediocre totaling... Read More

4 years ago

Phillip Dorsett (WR, IND) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS:  Last week the Indianapolis Colts' star receiver T.Y. Hilton sustained a bruised knee injury which owner Jim Irsay stated would sideline him a 'few weeks'.  At this time it has been reported that Hilton will be out at least two to three weeks.... Read More

4 years ago


Danny Woodhead (RB, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 72% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS:  Coming into the 2015 season Danny Woodhead was given the 'sleeper' title.  Now that week 1 is over he no longer a 'sleeper' and rightfully so.  The reason that Woodhead was under the radar a bit was due to a season ending injury he... Read More

4 years ago

Lance Dunbar (RB, DAL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS:  For the start of the 2015 season there were many questions about what the running back approach would be for the Dallas Cowboys this season.  With the huge loss of DeMarco Murray to free agency and the lack of drafting or acquiring... Read More

4 years ago

Fantasy Rookie Dynasty Profile: CLE RB Duke Johnson

When you think of a rookie RB this season to recommend for dynasty leagues, the first couple of names stick out are Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon III. While these are two popular and certainly valuable RBs, I'd like to highlight another RB who isn't getting as much attention as he should. That is the Miami... Read More

4 years ago

Why DeAndre Hopkins Can Be Even Better in 2015

DeAndre Hopkins is the ideal draft value for me this year.  One main reason is he will no longer be under the shadow of Andre Johnson and be the true #1 WR for the Houston Texans. With Johnson going to the Colts, I expect that Hopkins will see an increase in targets and overall numbers from... Read More

4 years ago

Is Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders Doomed to Regress in 2015?

Last season Emmanuel Sanders had his best season of his career but don't come expecting a repeat this year. Currently Sanders draft ADP has him placed at 34th overall and 15th out of all wideouts in standard formats. With that current spot he's ranked higher than the likes of Jordan Matthews, Andre Johnson, Russell Wilson just to... Read More

4 years ago


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