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About Matt Wispe - RotoBaller

Learned how to write letters in 1992. Learned how to coherently write in 2016.

Matt Wispe - RotoBaller has written 42 articles so far, you can find them below.


2019 NFL Draft Class Preview - Running Backs (Part 2)

Over the past few weeks we've been working through this NFL draft class preview series, and today we're going to wrap it up with the second half of the RB position. Last month, we looked at the top six RBs in the class, according the rankings at NFL Draft scout. Today, we'll run through more... Read More

9 months ago

2019 NFL Draft Class Preview - Wide Receivers (Part 2)

Last month, we kicked off the draft class preview by discussing the top prospects at the WR position and we've followed it up with the other fantasy-relevant positions. There's a reason to be excited about the TE position and some of the potential with the RBs, but make no mistake about it, the strength of this... Read More

9 months ago

2019 NFL Draft Class Preview - Tight Ends

Continuing on with this NFL Draft class preview, today, we'll take a look at the tight end position. Recently, we looked at the quarterback, running back, and wide receiver positions. If your team is in need of a high-upside tight end, this is the draft class for you. There are still questions about which player... Read More

9 months ago

2019 NFL Draft Class Preview - Quarterback

Over the last couple of weeks, we've begun previewing the incoming 2019 NFL Draft Class. We started off with the wide receivers and followed it with the running backs. There's really no sugar-coating this QB class. It's bad. There's no obvious star and, while you'll probably hear it a few times in the lead-up, there's... Read More

9 months ago

2019 NFL Draft Class Preview - Running Backs (Part 1)

Last week, we kicked out our NFL Draft Class Preview series with the wide receiver position. Today, we'll take our first look at the top RB options in the NFL Draft for dynasty leagues. If you're a devy player or follow college football closely, you'll know that there's significantly less excitement surrounding this year's class as... Read More

9 months ago


2019 NFL Draft Class Preview - Wide Receivers (Part 1)

Welp, the new year is here and the college football season is officially over. And that means that it's time to look forward to the NFL draft. If you've been following Dynasty League Scouting throughout the college football season, then you're likely aware of the 2019 wide receiver draft class. Some have described this WR... Read More

10 months ago

Top College Prospects - Dynasty League Scouting (Bowl Season - Week 3 Edition)

The smaller bowl games always bring excitement and intrigue. And this year even made some history. The First Responder Bowl is believed to be the first bowl game in NCAA history to be canceled because of weather. Now we're on to the most meaningful games of bowl season. The high-profile semi-final matchups and New Year's Six... Read More

10 months ago

Top College Prospects - Dynasty League Scouting (Bowl Season - Week 2 Edition)

The first week of bowls is past and it was a mixed bag of results. Some games were competitive while others turned into blowouts quickly. This week continues the matchups of non-traditional power programs, but also features some of the better offenses in the country. Today, we'll take a look at three prospects, including one... Read More

11 months ago

Top College Prospects - Dynasty League Scouting (Bowl Season - Week 1 Edition)

Bowl season is finally here. We're still a few weeks away from deciding the national champion, but there are some intriguing NFL prospects in early games. There's a misguided belief that top dynasty assets exclusively come from traditional powerhouse programs, but there's plenty of talent in these early games. And if you look close enough,... Read More

11 months ago

Top College Prospects - Dynasty League Scouting (Conference Championship Week Edition)

If you're a fan of chaos, Rivalry Week may have fallen a little short with only one significant upset, but with four top ten teams suffering a loss, the college football rankings have been changed in a big way. The final pieces to the puzzle to decide the teams in the College Football Playoff will... Read More

12 months ago


Top College Prospects - Dynasty League Scouting (Week 13 Edition)

There's not a lot to be said for Week 12. I said in my preview last week that the slate was fairly ugly and it, mostly, lived up to that statement. It did, however, serve as a perfect warmup for Week 13. Rivalry week is here. We've got the Apple Cup and Civil War out... Read More

12 months ago

Top College Prospects - Dynasty League Scouting (Week 12 Edition)

Week 11 didn't have much drama among the playoff contending teams. Oklahoma had a scare in their rivalry game, but ultimately left with a win. And with all of the top teams winning, there was no change into top 10 of the College Football Playoff rankings. Week 12 is an ugly slate of games for... Read More

12 months ago

Top College Prospects - Dynasty League Scouting (Week 11 Edition)

Week 10 was arguably the most anticipated set of games of the year. And while they did have a meaningful impact on the college football playoff rankings, they fell short of the classic games you've come to expect from top ten matchups. Week 11 isn't exactly a top slate of games, but sometimes those are... Read More

1 year ago

Top College Prospects - Dynasty League Scouting (Week 10 Edition)

Week 9 was a fun one. A few of the top 10 teams established their dominance and make a case for the college football playoff while two top ten teams were somewhat exposed and now appear to be on the outside looking in. This week should be another fun one with a handful of meaningful... Read More

1 year ago

Top College Prospects - Dynasty League Scouting (Week 9 Edition)

Week 8 was terrible. Just awful. Ok, I'm just being a bit spiteful since I'm an Ohio State fan and had to watch my team suffer another embarrassing road loss as a multiple score favorite. But if you're not a grumpy Ohio State fan like myself, you probably really enjoyed another weekend of games that featured... Read More

1 year ago


Ahead of The Game - College Devy Prospects (Week 8 Edition)

I thought that Week 7 was going to be one of the better weeks of the season, but, even while thinking that, I could not have predicted the mayhem that occurred. The top 10 rankings had to be completely overhauled with four top 10 losses and we were close to one more. Week 8 features... Read More

1 year ago

Ahead of The Game - College Devy Prospects (Week 7 Edition)

Traditional powers appear to be back in a big way in college football. Texas has bounced back from their week 1 loss to Maryland and appears to be a contender in the Big12. Notre Dame has beaten what appears to be their most difficult match ups and now look to be among the favorites to... Read More

1 year ago

Ahead of The Game - College Devy Prospects (Week 6 Edition)

It's going to be difficult to top the showcase game from week 5 this week, but that's also probably the case for the rest of the season. Week 6 features one of the longest rivalries in all of sports between Oklahoma and Texas, but there's also lower profile matchups that should provide entertainment throughout the... Read More

1 year ago

Ahead of The Game - College Devy Prospects (Week 5 Edition)

Week four went better than expected. There was a major comeback in a high profile game and there was a shocking upset. On a week that wasn't expected to provide much entertainment value, it was a strong week. There are huge playoff implications for two games in week five. The winners of the Penn State/Ohio... Read More

1 year ago

Ahead of The Game - College Devy Prospects (Week 4 Edition)

Week three was a bucket of joy from a fan perspective. There were one possession games, highly competitive matchups between ranked teams, and even major upsets. And it's a good time to hold onto those memories as we approach week four. Week four is typically not the best slate of games from a competitive stand... Read More

1 year ago


Ahead of The Game - College Devy Prospects (Week 3 Edition)

Week three is here and we're starting to get into the matchups that will decide the playoff, this year. We have big-time non-conference games and some conference openers between meaningful teams. As an admitted Ohio State homer, I'm excited to see the top 15 matchup between the Buckeyes and TCU. But I'm also very intrigued... Read More

1 year ago

Ahead of the Game - College Devy Prospects to Watch (Week 2)

The first week of college football started the season off with a bang. Not only were there matchups with playoff implications, but there was excitement in several of the lower-profile games to make up for some of the lopsided wins in the showcase games. Week 2 isn't the best slate of games with only one... Read More

1 year ago

Ahead of the Game - College Devy Prospects to Watch (Week 1)

Let's be very clear about something. Last week was a great appetizer, but the entree that is the college football season has just arrived. Not only is there a strong slate of college football games lined up for this weekend, featuring several top 25 matchups, but we're also treated to some college football talent that... Read More

1 year ago

Ahead of The Game - College Devy Prospects (Preseason Edition)

College football is back! And even more than just that enjoyment of football being back on your TV, it's an early opportunity to see potential NFL talent before your league-mates. The opening week of college football is typically filled with tune-up games for collegiate powerhouses and a myriad of random non-conference games. So rather than... Read More

1 year ago

Ahead of the Game - 2019 College Football Running Back Prospects

In my series preview, I presented five draft-eligible wide receivers who project to be early NFL draft selections and potentially great dynasty assets. Today, I'll focus on the running back position, specifically the top three RBs who were expected to declare for the 2018 class and made the late decision to return to school. Typically,... Read More

1 year ago


Ahead of the Game - 2019 College Football Prospect Previews

There are two ways to handle the ending of rookie drafts in your dynasty leagues. You can either be sad that you won't have another shot at a young player for 12 months or you can begin looking at the next crop of talent that you'll be choosing. Ok... I mean, I guess you can... Read More

1 year ago

Dynasty Rookie Rankings Update (Post-NFL Draft Edition)

Boy, the draft can seriously turn things on its head. Pretty much the only thing that stayed steady from the pre-draft process was that Saquon Barkley is the 1.01. And while there were some near-perfect landing spots, many intriguing rookies landed in non-ideal locations and the late second round has lost some of its shine.... Read More

2 years ago

Dynasty Rookie Rankings Update (Pre-NFL Draft Edition)

It's a bit cliche to say "The countdown is on" when speaking about the NFL Draft, but, as we're only weeks away, it's also accurate. For dynasty players, this is one of the biggest moments of the off-season. And once the draft locations are determined, rookie drafts will follow shortly thereafter. Everyone knows the names,... Read More

2 years ago

NFL Draft Sleepers - Trey Quinn

Trey Quinn might not the the Southern Methodist WR you know, but he might be an even better value in dynasty league than his counterpart, Courtland Sutton. Quinn is currently projected as a late round NFL draft prospect and is going in the fourth round of early rookie mocks. At that price, he might be... Read More

2 years ago

NFL Draft Sleepers - Cedrick Wilson

As we move closer to the NFL Combine and the draft, prospects will be propped up and critiqued to determine their potential value in the NFL. In a class that features multiple former junior college players, Cedrick Wilson is going under the radar while others like Michael Gallup and Jaleel Scott grab the headlines. The... Read More

2 years ago


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Week 11 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

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