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About Mike Dente



Mike Dente has written 11 articles so far, you can find them below.


Fantasy Football Q&A Mailbag - Week 13

Week 12 of the 2018 NFL Season is in the books, and here is a quick fantasy recap to keep you up to date. A couple of rookies in Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield cracked the top five at the quarterback position, which was headline by Deshaun Watson's 29.4 points. Christian McCaffrey exploded for 46.7... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Q&A Mailbag - Week 11

Week 10 of the 2018 NFL Season is in the books, and here is a quick fantasy recap to keep you up to date. Mitchell Trubisky continues to quietly dominate, as he led all quarterbacks with 36 points. The Chicago signal-caller now ranks sixth with 22.5 fantasy points per game. Welcome back, David Johnson! It... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Q&A Mailbag - Week 8

Week 7 of the 2018 NFL Season is in the books, and here is a quick fantasy recap to keep you up to date. Surprise, surprise. Patrick Mahomes' 32.8 points led the way and kept him firmly atop the quarterback rankings on the season. It was all about the return of the Mack in Indianapolis,... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Q&A Mailbag - Week 7

Week 6 of the 2018 NFL Season is in the books, and here is a quick fantasy recap to keep you up to date. Welcome back Jameis Winston! Winston led the way at the quarterback position with 30.9 points, followed by none other than Dak Prescott. If that isn't crazy enough, Brock Osweiler finished in... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Q&A Mailbag - Week 6

Week 5 of the 2018 NFL Season is in the books, and here is a quick fantasy recap to keep you up to date. There were some familiar names leading the way at quarterback, with Aaron Rodgers at the top with 28.7 FPs, followed by Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Andrew Luck, and Ben Roethlisberger to... Read More

1 year ago


Fantasy Football Q&A Mailbag - Week 5

Week 4 of the 2018 NFL Season is in the books, and here is a quick fantasy recap to keep you up to date. Mitchell Trubisky! Six touchdown passes, 43.5 fantasy points, who saw that coming? Meanwhile, Drew Brees, Matthew Stafford, Philip Rivers, Tom Brady, Carson Wentz, Aaron Rodgers, and Ben Roethlisberger all finished outside... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Q&A Mailbag - Week 4

Week 3 of the 2018 NFL Season is in the books, and here is a quick fantasy recap to keep you up to date. Patrick Mahomes continues to take the NFL by storm with 13 touchdown passes in the first three games of the season. That's more than the entire NFC East put together! Alvin... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Q&A Mailbag - Week 3

Week 2 of the 2018 NFL Season is in the books, and what a wild ride it has been so far. Matt Breida leads the NFL in rushing, David Johnson is ranked outside of the top 25 in fantasy points at his position, Ryan Fitzpatrick is the number one overall fantasy player, Patrick Mahomes has... Read More

1 year ago

George Kittle A Strong Week 3 Option

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle will look to rebound after a disappointing game last week. He will have a prime opportunity to do so versus a vulnerable Kansas City defense, as the Chiefs have surrendered 20.1 fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends, which ranks 30th in the NFL. Add in the... Read More

1 year ago

Pierre Garcon A Fringe Flex Play in Deeper Formats

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Pierre Garcon has had a quiet start to the season, averaging just 6.9 fantasy points per game in PPR formats. His Week 3 outlook could depend on the status of teammate Marquise Goodwin. If Goodwin is in the lineup, Garcon’s value takes a considerable hit. Regardless, starting the 32-year-old receiver... Read More

1 year ago


Marquise Goodwin a Risky Play in Week 3

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin is hopeful to play Sunday when the team travels to Kansas City. The Chiefs have allowed 52.9 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers, so Goodwin could be in for a big game if he’s healthy enough to play on Sunday. However, there is always some risk... Read More

1 year ago

Alfred Morris Not Worth Starting

San Francisco 49ers running back Alfred Morris has failed to score a touchdown or rush for 50 yards through the first two weeks of the season. The seven-year-pro is averaging a mere 3.3 yards per carry, while looking sluggish at times. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Matt Breida’s workload increase in the coming weeks,... Read More

1 year ago

Matt Breida Has Golden Week 3 Matchup

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida currently leads the NFL in rushing yards, and will be looking to build on his impressive performance from a week ago. The second-year running back has carried the ball just 22 times, while averaging a remarkable 8.4 yards per carry. He should be able to rack up fantasy... Read More

1 year ago

Jimmy Garoppolo Poised for Breakout Game

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has an outstanding Week 3 matchup against Kansas City. The Chiefs have allowed 876 passing yards through the first two weeks of the season, in addition to surrendering a league-worst 34 fantasy points per game to the quarterback position. Garoppolo has struggled out of the gate, ranking just 25th... Read More

1 year ago

George Kittle Held in Check

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle caught just two passes for 22 yards versus the Detroit Lions in Week 2. It was a disappointing performance for the second-year tight end, as he was unable to build off of his 90-yard performance from a week ago. Jimmy Garoppolo did a nice job in spreading the... Read More

1 year ago


Dante Pettis Has Quiet Performance

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis caught just one pass in Sunday’s win over the Detroit Lions. The rookie receiver was targeted just twice, despite the absence of Marquise Goodwin. Pettis has shown some flashes of brilliance, but overall needs some time to develop into a starting caliber NFL player. The 22-year-old is not... Read More

1 year ago

Pierre Garcon Leads Team in Receiving in Week 2

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Pierre Garcon led the team with four receptions for 57 yards in Sunday’s win over the Detroit Lions. It was a mediocre fantasy display, considering the increased opportunity with Marquise Goodwin sitting out due to a thigh injury. Garcon could be worth a flex play in occasional matchups in PPR... Read More

1 year ago

Alfred Morris Totals 80 Yards in Week 2

San Francisco 49ers running back Alfred Morris carried the ball 14 times for 48 yards on Sunday, while adding two receptions for 32 yards through the air. Morris out-touched Matt Breida 16 to 14, but was far less efficient with the ball in his hands. It would not be surprising to see the 49ers increase... Read More

1 year ago

Matt Breida Shines in Week 2

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida totaled 159 yards, despite only touching the ball 14 times in Week 2. The second-year pro displayed a nice combo of speed and elusiveness, while severely outplaying Alfred Morris. His 24.9 fantasy points in PPR formats was also the fourth most at his position on Sunday. Breida could... Read More

1 year ago

Jimmy Garoppolo Has Mediocre Outing

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 18 of 26 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s win over the Detroit Lions. It was another underwhelming fantasy performance for the 49ers signal-caller, especially given the favorable matchup. Garoppolo will look to bounce back in a potential shootout next week against the Kansas City... Read More

1 year ago


Fantasy Football Mailbag - Week 2

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week's RotoBaller mailbag. I will be answering several of the best questions from Twitter each and every week. Thanks to everyone who sent theirs in this week! To have your question featured on our mailbag, please send them to @1ststopfantasy and hashtag #RotoBallerMailbag. Before we get to this week's... Read More

1 year ago

George Kittle A Strong TE1 in Week 2

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle led the team in targets, receptions, and yards in Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The sky is the limit for Kittle in this week’s matchup against the Detroit Lions, especially if Marquise Goodwin is unable to suit up. The second-year tight end has showcased freakish athleticism and... Read More

1 year ago

Dante Pettis Worth Consideration in Deeper Formats

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis shined in his first career game, as the rookie hauled in two passes for 61 yards and one touchdown against one of the top defensive units in the league. There is plenty of reason for optimism, but Pettis’ fantasy value in Week 2 could depend on the health... Read More

1 year ago

Matt Breida Has Favorable Week 2 Matchup

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida averaged 4.2 yards per carry in Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The Georgia Southern product handled 48 percent of the team’s backfield touches and will likely continue to share the workload with Alfred Morris. However, Breida looked like the more explosive runner and is the better receiver... Read More

1 year ago

Alfred Morris a Risky PPR Option

San Francisco 49ers running back Alfred Morris struggled in Week 1, rushing for just 38 yards on 12 carries, while also losing one fumble. This week he faces a Detroit Lions defense that allowed 32.8 fantasy points to the running back position against the New York Jets on Monday night. Even though the matchup is... Read More

1 year ago


Jimmy Garoppolo Primed to Bounce Back in Week 2

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will look to bounce back at home against the Detroit Lions in Week 2. The 26-year-old is coming off of a poor performance, in which he threw three interceptions and managed just nine fantasy points. Even though Marquise Goodwin is questionable to play on Sunday, Garoppolo should have an... Read More

1 year ago

Matt Breida Rushes for 46 Yards in Opener

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida rushed for 46 yards on 11 carries in Week 1, while adding one reception for five yards. The second-year running back didn’t rack up many fantasy points, but he did perform better than Alfred Morris against one of the top run defenses in the NFL. Despite the lack... Read More

1 year ago

Alfred Morris Has Disappointing Week 1

San Francisco 49ers running back Alfred Morris carried the ball 12 times for 38 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings, while also losing a fumble near the goal line. The 29-year-old struggled to find running room against a stout Vikings defense. However, he should have more success in the team's home opener against... Read More

1 year ago

George Kittle Shines in Week 1 Loss

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle led the team with nine targets in Week 1, and was able to haul in five of those targets for an impressive 90 yards. The second-year tight end could have added to those totals, but had a deep pass fall off his fingertips. Nevertheless, Kittle’s big-play ability was... Read More

1 year ago

Pierre Garcon has Quiet Week 1 Outing

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Pierre Garcon was held to just two catches for 21 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Garcon was targeted six times, but was unable to step up after Marquise Goodwin left the game with a quad injury. Garcon had an opportunity to salvage the day for his fantasy... Read More

1 year ago


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