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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 690 articles so far, you can find them below.

Josh Jacobs Having A Quiet Preseason

Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs hasn't stolen many headlines this preseason, but he's proving he belongs on an NFL field. The first-round rookie had a flashy showing on one Week 2 drive, showing great vision and explosion through the line as he picked up 21 yards on four carries. The Raiders drafted Jacobs in... Read More

6 months ago

Darren Waller Stealing The Spotlight This Preseason

Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller hasn't stopped receiving praise from the coaching staff since organized team activities in June as he continues to impress in the preseason. The rest of the football world also took notice in the latest episode of "Hard Knocks," which highlighted some of the 27-year-old's grabs as well as a... Read More

6 months ago

Tyrell Williams Emerging As A Sleeper Candidate

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams is flying under the radar not only on fantasy draft boards, but on his own team. Among the new players on the offense this season, Williams hasn't received as much praise from the coaching staff as other route-runners (i.e. Hunter Renfrow, Darren Waller), which is excellent news for his... Read More

6 months ago

Daniel Carlson Wins Game In Winnipeg

Oakland Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson lifted his team past the Green Bay Packers in Thursday’s Week 3 preseason contest. On an 80-yard shortened field in Winnipeg, Carlson didn’t have any problems kicking on the questionable turf nailing all three field goals including the game-winner from 33 yards out with eight seconds remaining. His other two... Read More

6 months ago

Marcell Ateman Has Another Quiet Game

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Marcell Ateman caught one of his four targets for 19 yards in Thursday’s preseason game versus the Packers. He’s now caught one pass in each of the team’s first three exhibition contests, racking up a total of 52 yards. Ateman hasn’t impressed all that much so far this preseason and has... Read More

6 months ago

Keelan Doss Leads Offense With Four Catches

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Keelan Doss made an impact on the field once again in Thursday’s showdown versus the Packers. He hauled in four catches on six targets for a team-high 52 yards in a game dominated by backup players. The Raiders are giving the undrafted rookie every opportunity to crack the team’s roster, and... Read More

6 months ago

Derek Carr, Antonio Brown Not Expected To Suit Up Thursday

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown and quarterback Derek Carr are expected to sit out Thursday’s preseason game versus the Packers. With the backup QB job still up for grabs, Nathan Peterman and Mike Glendon will share snaps for the position. Brown’s absence opens the door for the rest of the receiving corps to shine... Read More

6 months ago

J.J. Nelson Nursing Ankle Injury

Oakland Raiders wide receiver J.J. Nelson was absent from the team's practice Tuesday after spraining his ankle in Thursday's preseason game. Nelson thought he was healthy enough to return in that game, so it's a bit of a surprise to see him on the sidelines nearly a week after. The Raiders haven't shown any concerns... Read More

6 months ago

Antonio Brown Returns To Practice With New Helmet

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has rejoined the team Tuesday, getting in his first practice in nearly three weeks. He was on the field in a brand new helmet, and head coach Jon Gruden said “he’s all in. Ready to go.” Brown filed a second grievance with the league yesterday, which will likely fall... Read More

6 months ago

Catcher Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 21

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

Antonio Brown’s Agent Plays Down Helmet Saga

In response to general manager Mike Mayock’s “all-in or all-out” statement Sunday, Drew Rosenhaus, the agent of Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown, made a statement of his own. “To say that AB is upset about the decision to not let him wear his helmet is accurate, but we’re still processing it and figuring it... Read More

6 months ago

Antonio Brown Abandons Raiders Camp

It appears Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has not gotten over his ongoing helmet issue as he’s left the team’s training camp once again. General manager Mike Mayock showed his frustration Sunday by saying “it's time for him to be all-in or all-out." Brown submitted his old helmet in for testing, which it failed,... Read More

6 months ago

Marcell Ateman On Roster Bubble

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Marcell Ateman is fighting for a roster spot in his second season in the NFL. He's currently listed behind Tyrell Williams on the WR2 depth chart, but he's been outplayed throughout most of the preseason by his teammates. With two catches for 33 yards in two preseason contests, Ateman hasn't seen... Read More

6 months ago

Foster Moreau Not Likely To Make Major Impact In 2019

Oakland Raiders tight end Foster Moreau is having a strong preseason, but likely won't find much success in the passing game this year. Rookie tight ends are notorious for starting slow offensively, and Moreau will likely follow this trend. With standout Darren Waller thriving as a pass-catcher so far in camp, the Raiders can afford... Read More

6 months ago

"Possibility" Nelson Cruz Gets Activated Monday

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz may return from the injured list Monday when first eligible. He landed on the shelf last weekend with a wrist injury, but has made a speedy recovery as expected. Cruz has been on fire in the second half hitting .333 with 16 homers in 25 games showing little age... Read More

6 months ago

Mike Trout Receiving Off-Day Sunday

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is getting a breather Sunday with Brian Goodwin taking his spot in center field and batting leadoff against White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease. Trout has had only two days off since the All-Star Game and gets a well-deserved breather with a double-header scheduled later this week versus the Rangers.... Read More

6 months ago

Scott Oberg Likely Done For Season

Colorado Rockies reliever Scott Oberg has been placed on the 10-day IL with a blood clot in his pitching arm, likely ending his season. Oberg was recently promoted to ninth-inning duties for the club picking up five saves this season with a shiny 2.25 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 56.0 IP. It's unaware who will... Read More

6 months ago

Brad Peacock Activated From IL

Houston Astros pitcher Brad Peacock has been activated from the IL after being out of action since the end of June. He's been shelved with a shoulder injury and will return to a relief role after spending the first half of the season as a starter. Peacock had mixed results this year with a 6-6... Read More

6 months ago

Julio Urias To Stretch Out As Starter

While Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias serves the remainder of his 20-game suspension, he'll stretch his arm to return as a starter. The 23-year-old has served primarily as a reliever this season in a multi-inning role collecting four wins and four saves with a 2.53 ERA. Urias' suspension will hold him out until September,... Read More

6 months ago

Daniel Carlson Ready To Improve In Sophomore Season

Oakland Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson had an impressive season with the Silver and Black in 2018 and is primed to improve in this campaign. After getting waived by the Vikings following Week 2, Carlson finished the last 10 games of the season with the Raiders setting a new team record with a 94% field goal... Read More

6 months ago

Keelan Doss Making Case For Roster Spot

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Keelan Doss has turned a few heads through the team's first two preseason games. The undrafted rookie caught a touchdown pass in Week 1 and followed that performance with a five-catch 38-yard game in Week 2, making a case for a place on the 53-man roster. Doss is competing for one... Read More

6 months ago

Doug Martin Ready For Backup Role

Oakland Raiders running back Doug Martin is slated for a backup role with the Silver and Black this season after leading the team in rushing in 2018. The "Muscle Hamster" racked up an underwhelming 723 yards and four touchdowns last season and will play second fiddle behind rookie Josh Jacobs in 2019. Martin didn't hold... Read More

6 months ago

Jalen Richard's Role Likely To Decrease In 2019

Oakland Raiders running back Jalen Richard is coming off a successful 2018 campaign which saw him accumulate 55 rushes and 68 catches for 866 all-purpose yards. With the team using a first-round pick on Josh Jacobs, Richard finds himself third on the depth chart this season with a question mark surrounding his usage for this... Read More

6 months ago

Max Scherzer On Track For Start Thursday

Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer tossed a 64-pitch simulated game on Saturday, potentially lining him up for a return to the rotation Thursday in Pittsburgh. The 35-year-old veteran has made just one start since July 6 dealing with a back injury for the month of August, likely snapping a six-year stretch of 200 innings pitched... Read More

6 months ago

Chris Sale Lands On 10-Day IL

Boston Red Sox starter Chris Sale hit the injured list Saturday with elbow inflammation while Ryan Brasier gets the call-up to take his roster spot. The southpaw is visiting Dr. James Andrews, which is never a good sign, and there's a real possibility his season is in jeopardy. We'll likely know more later in the... Read More

6 months ago

David Dahl "Progressing" From Ankle Sprain

Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl is out of his walking boot and doing exercises as he recovers from a high-ankle sprain that has kept him sidelined since August 3. Manager Bud Black said he's "progressing" and "feeling much better.' The club will further assess a possible timeline for a return to the lineup early this... Read More

6 months ago

Braves Hope To Activate Dansby Swanson, Austin Riley Before September

Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson and outfielder Austin Riley are both hoping to rejoin the big league club before the calendar flips to September as they recover from their respective injuries. Swanson increased his on-field activities by taking grounders at short while Riley was able to run without discomfort. A foot injury has sidelined Swanson... Read More

6 months ago

Eugenio Suarez, Joey Votto Absent Saturday

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez and first baseman Joey Votto are both out of the lineup Saturday versus Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas. Josh VanMeter is at first base batting second while Jose Peraza shifts to the hot corner batting eighth. Suarez hurt his thumb on a tag play Friday night, and he'll likely be... Read More

6 months ago

Ketel Marte Scratched From Saturday's Lineup

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder/second baseman Ketel Marte has been scratched from the lineup Saturday with lower back tightness. Wilmer Flores takes over his spot at the keystone and batting second versus Giants pitcher Logan Webb in a tasty DFS value play. Manager Torey Lovullo said Marte will be available off the bench and he expects him... Read More

6 months ago

Craig Kimbrel Set To Return Sunday

Chicago Cubs reliever Craig Kimbrel is set to return from the injured list Sunday before the team's series finale against the Pirates. Kimbrel has been out of action since August 5 when he was shelved with a knee injury. In his brief time with the Cubs, he's 9-for-11 in save opportunities while holding an impressive... Read More

6 months ago

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