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About Real Talk Raph - RotoBaller

Your one stop for baseball news & fantasy advice. Bringing together the best fantasy baseball news, analysis and advice from around the web.

Real Talk Raph - RotoBaller has written 329 articles so far, you can find them below.


Week 2 Waiver Wire Podcast - Phillip Lind-Say It Ain't So

After Hours With RotoBaller Radio, featuring RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and esteemed co-host Anthony Aniano, is back (9/11/18) helping you find the best waiver wire pickups for Week 2 of fantasy football action. Let's win some leagues! This radio show is sponsored by our good friends over at FanPicks. Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel... Read More

1 year ago

The Running Back Handcuff Hedge - Who To Handcuff

This article was updated on 9/4 to account for the Jerick McKinnon and D'Onta Foreman injury updates. We have learned over time that the running back position is without question the most volatile in fantasy football. This understanding is based upon the percentage of injuries versus the other skilled positions, NFL teams increasingly using split back committees creating... Read More

1 year ago

Week 16 Waivers Podcast: Championship Week Kibitz And A Few Desperation Plays

After Hours With RotoBaller Radio, featuring RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and esteemed co-host Anthony Aniano, is back (12/19/17) helping you find the best waiver wire pickups for Week 16 of fantasy football action. Let's win some leagues! Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every Saturday from 5-7 PM EST. You... Read More

2 years ago

Week 16 Kicker Streamers and Rankings: 2017 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

It's Week 16 RotoBallers and we're obsessing over kickers again! Yes, that’s right – kickers. After all, points are points, and even though kickers are very difficult to project for fantasy points week to week, having the right one in your Week 16 lineup could be a difference maker. We're here to give you that life changing... Read More

2 years ago

Week 15 Kicker Streamers and Rankings: 2017 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

It's Week 15 RotoBallers and we're obsessing over kickers again! Yes, that’s right – kickers. After all, points are points, and even though kickers are very difficult to project for fantasy points week to week, having the right one in your Week 15 lineup could be a difference maker. We're here to give you that life changing... Read More

2 years ago


Week 15 Waivers Podcast: Wentz It All Comes Crashing Down In The Fantasy Playoffs

After Hours With RotoBaller Radio, featuring RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and esteemed co-host Anthony Aniano, is back (12/12/17) helping you find the best waiver wire pickups for Week 15 of fantasy football action. Let's win some leagues! Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every Saturday from 5-7 PM EST. You... Read More

2 years ago

Week 14 Waivers Podcast: Peyton Barber Self Fulfilling Prophecy

After Hours With RotoBaller Radio, featuring RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and esteemed co-host Anthony Aniano, is back (12/4/17) helping you find the best waiver wire pickups for Week 14 of fantasy football action. Let's win some leagues! Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every Saturday from 5-7 PM EST. You can... Read More

2 years ago

Week 14 Kicker Streamers and Rankings: 2017 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

It's Week 13 RotoBallers and we're obsessing over kickers again! Yes, that’s right – kickers. After all, points are points, and even though kickers are very difficult to project for fantasy points week to week, having the right one in your Week 14 lineup could be a difference maker. We're here to give you that life changing... Read More

2 years ago

Week 13 Kicker Streamers and Rankings: 2017 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

It's Week 13 RotoBallers and we're obsessing over kickers again! Yes, that’s right – kickers. After all, points are points, and even though kickers are very difficult to project for fantasy points week to week, having the right one in your Week 13 lineup could be a difference maker. We're here to give you that life changing... Read More

2 years ago

Week 13 Waivers Podcast: Blaine Gabbert + Ricky Seals-Jones = Fantasy Football Magic

After Hours With RotoBaller Radio, featuring RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and esteemed co-host Anthony Aniano, is back (11/27/17) helping you find the best waiver wire pickups for Week 13 of fantasy football action. Let's win some leagues! Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every Saturday from 5-7 PM EST. You... Read More

2 years ago


Week 12 Kicker Streamers and Rankings: 2017 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

It's Week 12 RotoBallers and we're obsessing over kickers again! Yes, that’s right – kickers. After all, points are points, and even though kickers are very difficult to project for fantasy points week to week, having the right one in your Week 12 lineup could be a difference maker. We're here to give you that life changing... Read More

2 years ago

Week 12 Waivers Podcast: Kareem Hunt Fantasy Football Circle Jerk And Must Add Players

After Hours With RotoBaller Radio, featuring RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and esteemed co-host Anthony Aniano, is back (11/20/17) helping you find the best waiver wire pickups for Week 12 of fantasy football action. Let's win some leagues! Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every Saturday from 5-7 PM EST. You... Read More

2 years ago

Week 11 Kicker Streamers and Rankings: 2017 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

It's Week 11 RotoBallers and we're obsessing over kickers again! Yes, that’s right – kickers. After all, points are points, and even though kickers are very difficult to project for fantasy points week to week, having the right one in your Week 11 lineup could be a difference maker. We're here to give you that life changing... Read More

2 years ago

Week 10 Waivers Podcast: Late Season Scratch Off Lottery Tickets & Advanced Data Science

After Hours With RotoBaller Radio, featuring RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and esteemed co-host Anthony Aniano, is back (11/6/17) helping you find the best waiver wire pickups for Week 10 of fantasy football action. Let's win some leagues! Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every Saturday from 5-7 PM EST. You... Read More

2 years ago

Week 10 Kicker Streamers and Rankings: 2017 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

It's Week 10 RotoBallers and we're obsessing over kickers again! Yes, that’s right – kickers. After all, points are points, and even though kickers are very difficult to project for fantasy points week to week, having the right one in your Week 10 lineup could be a difference maker. We're here to give you that life changing... Read More

2 years ago


Jay Ajayi Truther Escape Hatch - NFL Trade Deadline Special Edition Podcast

After Hours With RotoBaller Radio, featuring RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and esteemed co-host Anthony Aniano, is back (11/1/17) helping you sort out the fantasy football impact of the 2017 NFL trade deadline. Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every Saturday from 5-7 PM EST. You can also find new weekly shows on... Read More

2 years ago

Week 9 Waivers Podcast: Alex Collins Pumpkin Smash, Return Of The Mack & Mr. Anderson

After Hours With RotoBaller Radio, featuring RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and esteemed co-host Anthony Aniano, is back (10/30/17) helping you find the best waiver wire pickups for Week 9 of fantasy football action. Let's win some leagues! Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every Saturday from 5-7 PM EST. You can... Read More

2 years ago

Week 9 Kicker Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

It's Week 9 RotoBallers and we're obsessing over kickers again! Yes, that’s right – kickers. After all, points are points, and even though kickers are very difficult to predict for fantasy points week to week, having the right one in your Week 9 lineup could be a difference maker. We're here to give you that life changing... Read More

2 years ago

Week 8 Waivers Podcast: Christian McCaffrey Dancing Monkey Twitter Trolls

After Hours With RotoBaller Radio, featuring RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and esteemed co-host Anthony Aniano, is back (10/23/17) helping you find the best waiver wire pickups for Week 8 of fantasy football action. Let's win some leagues! Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every Saturday from 5-7 PM EST. You can... Read More

2 years ago

Week 8 Kicker Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

It's Week 8 RotoBallers and we're obsessing over kickers again! Yes, that’s right – kickers. After all, points are points, and even though kickers are very difficult to predict for fantasy points week to week, having the right one in your Week 8 lineup could be a difference maker. We're here to give you that life changing... Read More

2 years ago


Week 7 Kicker Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

It's Week 7 RotoBallers and we're obsessing over kickers again! Yes, that’s right – kickers. After all, points are points, and even though kickers are very difficult to predict for fantasy points week to week, having the right one in your Week 7 lineup could be a difference maker. We're here to give you that life changing... Read More

2 years ago

Week 7 Waivers Podcast: The Darkwa Returns, Evan Engram Elation & ASJ Love Me Tender

After Hours With RotoBaller Radio, featuring RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and esteemed co-host Anthony Aniano, is back (10/16/17) helping you find the best waiver wire pickups for Week 7 of fantasy football action. Let's win some leagues! Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every Saturday from 5-7 PM EST. You can... Read More

2 years ago

Week 6 Kicker Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

It's Week 6 RotoBallers and we're obsessing over kickers again! Yes, that’s right – kickers. After all, points are points, and even though kickers are very difficult to predict for fantasy points week to week, having the right one in your Week 6 lineup could be a difference maker. We're here to give you that life changing... Read More

2 years ago

Week 6 Waivers Podcast: Odell Tear Jerker, The Javorius B.I.G. And Premature Evaluation

After Hours With RotoBaller Radio, featuring RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and esteemed co-host Anthony Aniano, is back (10/09/17) helping you find the best waiver wire pickups for Week 6 of fantasy football action. Let's win some leagues! Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every Saturday from 5-7 PM EST. You can... Read More

2 years ago

Week 5 Kicker Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

It's Week 5 RotoBallers and we're obsessing over kickers again! Yes, that’s right – kickers. After all, points are points, and even though kickers are very difficult to predict for fantasy points week to week, having the right one in your Week 5 lineup could be a difference maker. We're here to give you that life changing... Read More

2 years ago


RotoBaller Dynasty Remix: Hogan's Heroes, Goffzilla, Ja-Ja-Javorius & Much More!

The RotoBaller Dynasty Remix podcast, featuring RotoBaller co-founder, and host of RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, Real Talk Raph along with esteemed co-host Anthony Aniano, join forces once again to bring you a year round fantasy football dynasty league podcast. Let's win some leagues! Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM... Read More

2 years ago

Week 4 Kicker Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

It's Week 4 RotoBallers and we're obsessing over kickers again! Yes, that’s right – kickers. After all, points are points, and even though kickers are very difficult to predict for fantasy points week to week, having the right one in your Week 4 lineup could be a difference maker. We're here to give you that life changing... Read More

2 years ago

Podcast - Week 4 Waivers: Funchess Free For All, The Good Shepard And A Funeral For Sproles

After Hours With RotoBaller Radio, featuring RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and esteemed co-host Anthony Aniano, is back (9/25/17) helping you find the best waiver wire pickups for Week 4 of fantasy football action. Let's win some leagues! Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every Saturday from 5-7 PM EST. You can... Read More

2 years ago

Week 3 Kicker Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

It's Week 3 RotoBallers and we're obsessing over kickers again! Yes, that’s right – kickers. After all, points are points, and even though kickers are very difficult to predict for fantasy points week to week, having the right one in your Week 3 lineup could be a difference maker. We're here to give you that life... Read More

2 years ago

Podcast - Week 3 Waivers: The Tonight Show Starring Chris Carson, PPR Gold Running Backs & Top 5 Receivers

After Hours With RotoBaller Radio, featuring RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and esteemed co-host Anthony Aniano, is back (9/18/17) helping you find the best waiver wire pickups for Week 3 of fantasy football action. Let's win some leagues! Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every Saturday from 5-7 PM EST. You can... Read More

2 years ago


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