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About Riley Mrack - RotoBaller

@FantasyOnTheFli Canadian-born and raised, I'm an avid sports fan and fantasy expert on baseball and football.

Riley Mrack - RotoBaller has written 688 articles so far, you can find them below.

Craig Kimbrel Won't Return When First Eligible

Chicago Cubs reliever Craig Kimbrel is expected to join the club on their road trip to Philadelphia next week, but won't be activated on Wednesday when first eligible. The 31-year-old was shelved last week with knee inflammation, and the Cubs are proceeding with caution with their midseason acquisition by not rushing him back to action.... Read More

6 months ago

Christian Yelich Still Sidelined Saturday

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich is out of the lineup once again Saturday with an ailing back that has kept him out of action since August 5. Yelich has been dealing with this issue all season long, but his results thankfully haven't suffered due to sitting out the odd game throughout the campaign. He remains... Read More

6 months ago

Fernando Tatis Jr. Swipes A Pair, Drives In Two

San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. went 1-for-3 in Friday's contest versus the Rockies, upping his average to .326 on the season. Deuces were wild for the rookie as he hit a double, walked twice, drove in two, and swiped a pair of bags in the club's 7-1 victory. Tatis Jr.'s spectacular debut campaign... Read More

6 months ago

Marco Gonzales Punches Out Nine Rays In No-Decision

Seattle Mariners starter Marco Gonzales struck out nine in the team's 5-3 loss to the Rays on Friday. The lefty tossed 6.1 innings giving up two runs on seven while walking a pair, earning a no-decision. The high strikeout total matched his season-high, but his 110 K's in 146.0 IP (17.5% K%) isn't giving him... Read More

6 months ago

Antonio Brown Threatening To Not Play Over Helmet Issue

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown is making headlines in a negative way again, this time regarding his head not his feet. The reason for Brown's absence recently has been largely due to the league not letting him wear his old helmet, which he feels he can see better through than the new ones issued... Read More

6 months ago

Josh Jacobs Won’t Get “Many” Carries In Preseason

With the Oakland Raiders opening up on Saturday with their first preseason game against the Rams, running back Josh Jacobs likely won’t appear in the contest. Head coach Jon Gruden stated his starters wouldn’t play in this game after getting about 120 snaps between joint practices with the NFC champions earlier this week. Beat reporter... Read More

6 months ago

Ryan Grant Day-To-Day

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Ryan Grant is dealing with a back injury and is considered day-to-day. The 28-year-old is currently behind fifth-round rookie Hunter Renfrow for the team’s slot receiver job, and is battling just for a roster spot since signing a one-year deal back in April. This injury doesn’t seem serious, but any setback... Read More

6 months ago

J.J. Nelson Stepping Up In Antonio Brown’s Absence

Oakland Raiders wide receiver J.J. Nelson is taking advantage of playing on the team’s first-string offense with Antonio Brown sidelined with a foot injury. Head coach Jon Gruden stated that “Nelson is making big plays deep and Derek likes him, and I think that’s something we’re going to continue to probe.” The fact that the... Read More

6 months ago

Derek Carr Believes He Can Carry Offense

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said in an interview that he’s “the best version of myself right now. Some of the best football I ever played was last year, and I feel like I’m just going up.” This comes after a few years of mounting criticism that he’s been a letdown at the position and... Read More

6 months ago

Antonio Brown Still Absent Wednesday

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown was absent for Wednesday’s joint practice with the Rams. He continues to deal with what the team is calling frostbite on his feet after not wearing the proper footwear in a cryotherapy machine. The Raiders have yet to display signs of concern, but at this point, his Week 1... Read More

6 months ago

Darren Waller “Easing” Back To Action

Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller is “easing” back to full activity after suffering an AC joint sprain over the weekend. The 27-year-old was standing out at camp as a pass-catcher generating rave reviews from the coaching staff, but the hype train can slow down for the next week. Head coach Jon Gruden said that... Read More

6 months ago

Foster Moreau “First-In-Line” At Tight End

Oakland Raiders tight end Foster Moreau opened up second on the team’s first official release of their depth chart. He sits behind training camp standout Darren Waller, but it’s notable he’s surpassed veterans Luke Willson and Derek Carrier already. Beat reporter Scott Bair said the “battle’s far from over” regarding Moreau and Waller, but rookie... Read More

6 months ago

Hunter Renfrow Atop Slot Receiver Depth Chart

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow cracked the top spot on the team’s first official depth chart at slot receiver. The 24-year-old rookie has shined so far at camp and has drastically outperformed Ryan Grant, so it appears it’s his spot to lose. Renfrow has displayed the same traits that made him excel with the... Read More

6 months ago

Catcher Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 19

As we enter the second half of the season you may have already found a dependable catcher that you roll with week-in and week-out, but as we know, backstops are the most volatile position in fantasy baseball. With that being said, we should always be aware of the landscape of the position just in case... Read More

6 months ago

Josh Jacobs Becoming More “Well-Rounded”

Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is looking more like a professional at camp by the day. The first-round rookie experienced the gruel of a tough camp with the Alabama Crimson Tide, and said the NFL camp is “easier than I thought.” The Raiders drafted Jacobs in the first round hopeful that he could become... Read More

6 months ago

Darren Waller Returns To Practice

Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller returned to practice Sunday after suffering an AC joint sprain on Friday. This comes as great news that he was only sidelined for one day as he continues to turn heads at camp. Waller has received rave reviews as a pass-catcher throughout the offseason and training camp and will... Read More

6 months ago

Derek Carr Not Concerned With Antonio Brown Sidelined

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr doesn’t seem phased at all that his star receiver Antonio Brown has missed all but one practice so far at camp. The two created a lot of chemistry in the offseason that the early time lost by Brown won’t factor their synchronization moving forward. Carr stated that they have “the... Read More

6 months ago

Antonio Brown To See Foot Specialist

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown is leaving camp to see a foot specialist about his ailing feet. Brown posted images of the soles of his feet on Instagram, showing blisters and peeling of the skin. The team has yet to release a true evaluation of the specifics of the injury, but it’s limited the... Read More

6 months ago

Darren Waller Dealing With AC Joint Sprain

Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller was forced to miss Saturday’s practice after suffering a shoulder injury Friday. The team is calling it an AC joint sprain, but it’s not considered serious, and he should be cleared to return before the team begins preseason games. We can breathe a sigh of relief with this news... Read More

6 months ago

Antonio Brown Misses Second Straight Practice Friday

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown missed his second straight practice Friday as he’s dealing with a foot issue. He began training camp on the NFI list, but was activated after two days with the minor ailment although he is still dealing with blisters on his feet. Head coach Jon Gruden doesn’t expect the injury... Read More

6 months ago

Tyrell Williams Stepping Up At Raiders Camp

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams is getting praises from head coach Jon Gruden for the plays he’s making at camp. He stated that Williams “has made some big plays at multiple positions, and has showed great stamina.” This comes after Williams indicated that he wants to prove he’s a more versatile receiver and not... Read More

6 months ago

Antonio Brown Could Serve As Backup Punt Returner

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown could find himself returning punts this season for the Silver and Black. He’s proven to be a dynamic punt returner throughout his years with the Steelers and will practice returning punts at training camp. Brown would only return kicks if the team was in a pinch or in a... Read More

6 months ago

Hunter Renfrow Continues To Impress At Camp

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow is making a strong case to be the team’s number three receiver. The rookie has lined up against veteran safety Lamarcus Joyner several times in practice and has “bested” him on multiple occasions. The Raiders coaching staff wanted Joyner to test Renfrow’s abilities at full effort, and the Clemson... Read More

6 months ago

Erik Swoope Waived By Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have waived tight end Erik Swoope after picking him up in late-May. The 27-year-old missed the entire 2017 campaign only to play in seven games for the Colts last season, catching eight passes for 87 yards. Swoope could land a backup role elsewhere, but it’s highly unlikely he enters the fantasy conversation.... Read More

6 months ago

Antonio Brown Gets Through First Padded Practice Unscathed

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown wrapped up his first practice wearing pads Tuesday without any setbacks. The 31-year-old began training camp on the non-football injury list, but was quickly activated after two days. The Silver and Black likely won’t overwork their new stud acquisition too much in the preseason, and it’s unlikely he’ll appear... Read More

6 months ago

Darren Waller Shining As A Pass-Catcher

Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller is gaining more respect as a pass-catcher by the day at training camp. At 6’6,” he provides a large target and is displaying the athletic ability to go up and grab balls over top of coverage. Waller played wide receiver at Georgia Tech and is shaping up as a... Read More

6 months ago

Marcell Ateman Has Injury Scare Monday

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Marcell Ateman was forced from practice Monday with what appeared to be an arm injury. He was stripped of the football and went immediately to a trainer after the play with his arm down at his side. Ateman was seen doing some work after practice, so it appears that the injury... Read More

6 months ago

Raiders Want Derek Carr To Scramble More Often

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Derek Carr are working on more QB scrambles this preseason. With more dynamic playmakers added in the offseason, having Carr extend more plays will undoubtedly help boost the offense. The team is also comfortable with having the 28-year-old trying to pick up first downs on his own... Read More

6 months ago

Domingo Santana Slugs 20th Homer

Seattle Mariners outfielder Domingo Santana launched his 20th homer of the year Sunday in the team’s 3-2 win over the Tigers. In his first game back from an ailing elbow, Santana showed no signs of rust going 2-for-4, upping his average to .273 on the season. The 26-year-old’s name has been thrown into trade discussions... Read More

6 months ago

Hunter Renfrow Impressing Coaching Staff

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow has turned a few heads so far at the team’s training camp. The fifth-round rookie is showing his knack for getting open on the field, something that was heavily admired from him throughout his college years. At 5’10” Renfrow uses his speed and elusiveness to get open in the... Read More

6 months ago

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