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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 103 articles so far, you can find them below.


Rest-Of-Season Third Base Rankings (September Update)

With the MLB regular season winding down, we begin to close in on the final stretch of your fantasy baseball championship run. We've collected some of the brightest baseball minds here at RotoBaller to deliver you our rest-of-season rankings analysis to help you secure your league title. Now that fantasy football is nearly in full... Read More

6 months ago

Rest-Of-Season Shortstop Rankings (September Update)

With the MLB regular season winding down, we begin to close in on the final stretch of your fantasy baseball championship run. We've collected some of the brightest baseball minds here at Rotoballer to deliver you our rest-of-season rankings analysis to help you secure your league title. Now that fantasy football is nearly in full... Read More

6 months ago

Rest-Of-Season Outfield Rankings (September Update)

With the MLB regular season winding down, we begin to close in on the final stretch of your fantasy baseball championship run. We've collected some of the brightest baseball minds here at Rotoballer to deliver you our rest-of-season rankings analysis to help you secure your league title. Now that fantasy football is nearly in full... Read More

6 months ago

Jalen Richard Prepared For Pass-Catching Role

The Oakland Raiders will once again utilize running back Jalen Richard as a third-down pass-catching back this season. He finished the 2018 campaign tied for first on the team with 68 receptions, and he ranked seventh in the league in this category among all running backs. With the Raiders adding a dynamic group of receivers... Read More

6 months ago

Keelan Doss Waived By Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have waived wide receiver Keelan Doss ahead of Saturday's roster cuts deadline. The undrafted rookie has been a standout throughout the preseason picking up 162 yards and a touchdown through four exhibition contests. The Raiders hope he clears waivers so they can keep him on the practice squad, but it seems unlikely... Read More

6 months ago


Marcell Ateman Released By Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have thrown in the towel on wide receiver Marcell Ateman releasing him on Saturday. A seventh-round pick a season ago, Ateman did little in his rookie year catching 15 passes for 157 yards and was overshadowed by other receivers in this year's preseason. He's an underwhelming talent but has an advantage in... Read More

6 months ago

Raiders Defense Looking To Improve With Fresh Faces

The Oakland Raiders Defense ranked dead last in 2018, so the only way to go is up here in the 2019 campaign. The team made a statement in this year's draft by adding defensive end Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall pick as well as safety Jonathan Abram at 27th overall. The Silver and Black... Read More

6 months ago

Daniel Carlson Hits Three Field Goals To Cap Strong Preseason

Oakland Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson made good on three of his four field goal attempts in Thursday's preseason finale against the Seahawks. He hit a 43-yarder to cap the team's opening drive, but nailed the upright in his second attempt of the game from 42 yards out. The game was played under rainfall, so field... Read More

6 months ago

Keelan Doss Leads Raiders Receivers In Preseason Finale

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Keelan Doss made his final case for a roster spot in Thursday's preseason finale versus the Seahawks. He hauled in six of his 12 targets for a team-high 63 yards leaving a strong final impression on the coaching staff. The undrafted rookie has played well in all four preseason games with... Read More

6 months ago

Josh Jacobs Ready To Capitalize In Starting Role

Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs received a vote of confidence by the team when veteran Doug Martin was released over the weekend. Deandre Washington will now be Jacobs’ primary backup, with Jalen Richard getting repetitions in the passing game. Neither of these backs are a threat to take away significant playing time from the... Read More

6 months ago


Darren Waller A Big Part Of More Aggressive Offense

Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller was mentioned in the same breath as Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams from head coach Jon Gruden on Tuesday. With an emphasis this season on the offense being more aggressive by throwing up more 50-50 balls, Waller is poised to thrive with this mentality. With the primary defensive focus... Read More

6 months ago

Tyrell Williams To Get More 50-50 Balls This Season

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden stated he wants Derek Carr to throw more 50-50 balls this year with a more talented group of receivers. This mentality boosts Tyrell Williams’ value the most as he’ll likely find himself in more single coverage with Antonio Brown being the primary focus of the defense. Carr thinks Williams... Read More

6 months ago

Catcher Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 22

As we near the end of August 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 a few... Read More

6 months ago

Dansby Swanson Could Be Activated Monday

Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson is nearing a return to the majors since landing on the IL at the end of July with a foot injury. He played a full nine-inning game on Saturday at Single-A, and now has three rehab games under his belt. The fact he played a full game is encouraging as... Read More

6 months ago

Hanser Alberto Departs Sunday's Game

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Hanser Alberto was forced from Sunday's game early after colliding with Rays shortstop Willy Adames at second base. Alberto was trying to advance to second on a ball in the dirt when he crashed the back of his head into Adames' knee. He was 1-for-2 before leaving, adding to a productive... Read More

6 months ago


Aledmys Diaz To Return From IL Tuesday

Houston Astros infielder Aledmys Diaz is scheduled to return from the injured list on Tuesday when the club begins a series versus the Rays. He was placed on the 10-day IL last weekend with dizziness and will return to a vacated role left by shortstop Carlos Correa. Diaz has a .267 average with seven homers... Read More

6 months ago

Antonio Brown Loses Helmet Appeal

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has lost his ongoing grievance surrounding his helmet for the second time. Hopefully this puts an end to all this off-field noise, and he can focus entirely on his production on the field. Brown remains one of the most talented players in the league and won't require many reps... Read More

6 months ago

Francisco Mejia Getting Rare Outfield Start

San Diego Padres backstop Francisco Mejia is starting in left field and batting second Sunday versus Red Sox lefty Brian Johnson. It's his fourth start of the year in the outfield this season, and second in the last week as we may see him receive more starts there moving forward. The Friars called up catching... Read More

6 months ago

Eddie Rosario Remains Out Sunday

Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario is out of the lineup once again Sunday with a tight hamstring. He suffered the injury in Wednesday's contest and has yet to suit up since. The team is still calling him day-to-day and are likely playing it safe with the 27-year-old with an upcoming off-day Monday. Rosario could return... Read More

6 months ago

Doug Martin Placed On IR

The Oakland Raiders have placed running back Doug Martin on IR Sunday and will move forward with Deandre Washington and Jalen Richard as backups to Josh Jacobs. Martin had just two carries in preseason game action while Washington made a strong case for himself shining in the team's first two exhibition games and will be the... Read More

6 months ago


Framber Valdez Will Join Rotation Sunday

Houston Astros pitcher Framber Valdez will get the starting nod Sunday versus the Angels, and he'll remain in the rotation moving forward. Manager AJ Hinch confirmed he'll take over Aaron Sanchez' spot in the rotation after he was placed on the IL earlier this week. Valdez holds an underwhelming 5.58 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through... Read More

6 months ago

Still No Timetable For Mitch Haniger

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger has no established timeline for his return to the big league club. He's been out since early June with a ruptured testicle but recently had a setback in his rehab with lower back soreness. Haniger stated he "needs to get back squared away before resuming rehab games" and is going... Read More

6 months ago

Carlos Carrasco Could Return September 1

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco could return to the big leagues as soon as September 1 when rosters expand as he works his way back from a leukemia diagnosis. The right-hander hasn't pitched since May 30, but has begun rehabbing slowly since the start of August. Carrasco held a 4-6 record with a disappointing 4.98... Read More

6 months ago

Tommy Pham Back In Lineup Saturday

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Tommy Pham is back in the lineup Saturday versus Orioles left-hander John Means. Pham left Friday's contest early with a nagging wrist injury, but has returned to his customary second spot in the batting order. The 31-year-old has contributed across the board in all roto categories with 19 homers, 60 runs,... Read More

6 months ago

Nick Pivetta Optioned To Triple-A

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta was sent down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday to add further to a disappointing season. The right-hander gave up five runs (one earned) on Friday in a frustrating loss to the Marlins to up his ERA to 5.38 on the year with a 1.52 WHIP. Pivetta could return to... Read More

6 months ago


Derek Carr Poised For Return To Fantasy Relevance In 2019

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is possibly in the best situation of his career heading into the 2019 regular season. With an improved offensive line, a brand new pass-catching corps which includes Antonio Brown, and a first-round rookie running back to hand the ball off to, Carr has the recipe to break out this season.... Read More

6 months ago

Hunter Renfrow Adding New Element To Offense

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow is poised for an impactful rookie season with the Silver and Black in 2019. As the starting slot receiver, Renfrow will provide another set of reliable hands for short yardage passes while the defense focuses their attention primarily on Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams. The Clemson product was renowned... Read More

6 months ago

Justus Sheffield Has Shaky Outing Friday

Seattle Mariners pitcher Justus Sheffield threw four innings Friday against the Blue Jays, picking up a no-decision in his first ever major league start. The 23-year-old southpaw gave up three runs on seven hits while striking out three and walking three in the inefficient 86-pitch effort. It was his second appearance of the season with... Read More

6 months ago

Mallex Smith Swipes A Pair In Win Friday

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith upped his league-leading steal total to 36 with a pair of thefts Friday versus the Blue Jays. The speedster went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the contest as he now holds a .235 batting average with five homers, 57 runs, and 33 RBI through 107 games... Read More

6 months ago

Kyle Seager Stays Hot With Two Doubles

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager continued his second-half surge Friday with a pair of doubles in the team's win over the Blue Jays. He now has 13 extra-base hits in August including eight home runs and a .338 batting average after a miserable first half where he hit a measly .203. Seager missed the... Read More

6 months ago


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