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About Brandon Murchison - RotoBaller

2016 FSWA Award winner for Best Football Series. Winner of the 2018 Flex Leagues PPR. Host of the Woo Fantasy podcast. I have been playing Fantasy Football for over 20 years while involved in numerous league setups (Re-draft, Dynasty, IDP, Keeper). Also involved in the high stakes SBFFC based out of Bowling Green, KY. The largest Fantasy Football league in the southeast.

Brandon Murchison - RotoBaller has written 69 articles so far, you can find them below.

Woos and Boos - Starts and Sits for Week 6 Lineups

Week 5 in the NFL saw a return to normalcy from a fantasy perspective. Although we saw big performances from Will Fuller, D.J. Chark, and Aaron Jones, the top of the leaderboards was largely filled by some of the more common names from around the league. Could this be a turn of the corner as... Read More

3 days ago

Week 6 DFS GPP Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

Week 5 in DFS finally provided one of the more chalk play weeks of the 2019 season. Many of the matches that looked primed to hit big came through for owners last week. Plays such as Christian McCaffrey and Will Fuller were names that we were touting to find ways to get them into your... Read More

4 days ago

Week 5 DFS GPP Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

In what's becoming a trend, the Week 4 DFS slate was chock full of surprising performances. Sure, we saw some of the top-tier players mixed in atop the leaderboard, but when players such as Jacoby Brissett and Joe Flacco finish inside the top-10 you know it was a tough week to predict. There were the... Read More

2 weeks ago

Woos and Boos - Starts and Sits for Week 4 Lineups

Week 3 in the NFL seemed to be a return to normalcy in the world of fantasy football. Many of the players we are accustomed to seeing at the top of scoring leaderboards returned. Mike Evans and Keenan Allen paced the field with great matchups while Alvin Kamara and Patrick Mahomes continued their hot starts... Read More

2 weeks ago

Week 4 DFS GPP Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

The Week 3 DFS slate brought some familiar names to the top of the leaderboards as some of the upper echelon players around the NFL had benchmark days in scoring. Mike Evans and Keenan Allen took advantage of prime matchups to allow fantasy owners to cash in with their lineups. The former Saints backfield duo... Read More

3 weeks ago

Week 3 Woos and Boos: Contrarian Lineup Decisions

Week 2 of fantasy football brought us yet another slate of games where unheralded players were rankings atop the leaderboards. Players like Raheem Mostert and Demarcus Robinson went from waiver wire pickups to heroes in a week. The savvy fantasy owner could see the plus matchups that these players had and plugged them into their... Read More

3 weeks ago

Week 3 DFS GPP Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

Week 2 in DFS again proved to be a somewhat surprising weekend of scoring. The leaderboard was littered with players that we are not accustomed to seeing atop the rankings. Proving that you do not have to play the top half of the board while filling out your lineups each week. Hitting on the low-cost... Read More

4 weeks ago

Week 2 Woo's and Boo's: Contrarian Lineup Decisions

Week 1 of the NFL season offered up some very big games from the unlikeliest of sources. With the leaderboards filled with players such as Sammy Watkins and John Ross, the upper echelon of talent in fantasy football left some owners wanting more. But that is the nature of the game we play. You have... Read More

1 month ago

Week 2 DFS GPP Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

Week 1 in the NFL brought a few surprises to fantasy owners, especially those in DFS. Players like Marquise Brown and Sammy Watkins were low-owned options but turned out to be tournament winners for some. In a week in which we thought that the upper echelon players in the league would come out ready to... Read More

1 month ago

Week 1 Woos and Boos - Contrarian Lineup Decisions

With the Week 1 slate finally upon us, the fantasy football season is underway. Even though you have already completed your drafts, that is only part of the process. Putting together the best possible lineup is key to getting your season off on the right foot. But never fall into the "always start your studs"... Read More

1 month ago

Week 1 DFS GPP Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

With Week 1 of the NFL season finally at hand, fantasy football can begin in earnest. And while most are excited to begin their seasonal leagues and the march to a championship, many owners are ready for the return of NFL DFS. The first week of the season is a clean slate that can open... Read More

1 month ago

Is Duke Johnson Ready for the Big Time?

The fantasy football community was sent into a tailspin over the weekend with two major pieces of news. Of course, we have all heard about the Andrew Luck retirement and its ramifications. But Texans RB Lamar Miller was lost for the 2019 season due to a torn ACL. With many drafts already come and gone,... Read More

2 months ago

Defense Tiered Rankings for Fantasy Football Drafts

Much like what we see with the tight end position in fantasy for the 2019 season, defenses are fairly top-heavy up at the top. Leading the way will be two of the top defenses in scoring over the last two seasons with the Bears and Jaguars. The decision that you will have to make during... Read More

2 months ago

Offensive Line Rankings: Champs and Chumps

A key factor that is often overlooked in terms of fantasy success is the importance of solid offensive line play. Many of the players that you see inside the Top 10 at their respective positions have the luxury of playing with some of the top lines in the game. Here we point out that studying... Read More

2 months ago

Team Defenses (D/ST) to Target in Fantasy Drafts

One of the last selections that are typically made each year during drafts is the selection of team defenses in fantasy. Different strategies are put in to place when it comes to this process. Do you start the run early by going after one of the elite units of the league or let them go... Read More

2 months ago

Updated Rookie Rankings Analysis

Fantasy football season is just around the corner as teams are filing in for training camps. That means that preparations for drafts have to be taken up a notch. Player news drops at a moment's notice this time of the year and you have to be ready to adjust your rankings accordingly. Whether it be... Read More

2 months ago

A.J. Green's Injury - Fantasy Impact

The collective fantasy football community has let out a groan as news drops that A.J. Green has been sidelined 6-8 weeks due to torn ankle ligaments. The injury itself is likely to be healed by the start of the regular season but the rehab will extend out over the first month of the year. Green... Read More

3 months ago

ADP Showdown - Drew Brees vs. Russell Wilson

Many fantasy owners these days employ the strategy of waiting on drafting quarterbacks until the mid to late rounds. With the amount of talent that is available early at running back and wide receiver, it's better to attack those positions. After the top 3-4 QBs are off the board, a case could be made that... Read More

3 months ago

ADP Showdown - Derrick Henry vs. Marlon Mack

Depending on how you start your drafts, the running backs currently ranked as RB2s could be make-or-break picks for the 2019 season. You'll find plenty of players with questions marks among this group. Whether it be players coming off of big finishes last season or the players that find themselves splitting time to a degree.... Read More

3 months ago

ADP Showdown - Zach Ertz vs George Kittle

The tight end position in fantasy has become a bit of a wasteland over the last few years. There is just not a lot of depth to speak of. The group is very top-heavy with consistent scorers making them options that many owners covet in drafts. Once you get through the players at the top... Read More

3 months ago

2019 NFL Rookie Rankings Analysis

With the 2019 NFL Draft now behind us, fantasy owners are now looking forward to the upcoming season. The first step in this process tends to be rookie drafts for those in dynasty formats. Now is the time to become acquainted with the new blood in the league, the teams in which they were drafted,... Read More

4 months ago

ADP Showdown - T.Y. Hilton vs Adam Thielen

Aside from the running back position, receivers are next on the totem pole of importance in fantasy drafts. With the influx of PPR scoring formats and higher octane passing attacks, receivers can find themselves scoring just as much as some RBs. Early stages of the draft you will see many different strategies put in place... Read More

4 months ago

ADP Showdown - Dalvin Cook vs. Nick Chubb

The world of fantasy football comes with many peaks and valleys as trends continue to come and go. One of those is the importance of the running back position and how you should attack it during your drafts. With the rising popularity of "Zero RB" over the past several seasons, many owners would forego selecting... Read More

4 months ago

ADP Showdown - Aaron Rodgers vs. Deshaun Watson

It's that time of the year again where preparation begins for the upcoming fantasy football season. The wait is over as the summer approaches and training camp looms. Teams are starting to hit the field and we begin to get our eyes on where the value lies. One place we turn to as we look... Read More

4 months ago

Anatomy of a Draft - RotoBaller Expert Mock Recap

With the NFL Draft behind us and rookie drafts underway, the writers at RotoBaller felt the time was right to put together our first mock draft of the season. Yes, it may be quite early, but you can never be too prepared when it comes to the world of fantasy football. With tidbits of player... Read More

4 months ago

Late-Round Dynasty Stashes and Deep Sleepers

One of the most fun parts of being involved in dynasty formats is watching your team evolve year after year. A part of that process is being aware of the landing spots of talented undrafted free agents. Not all the prospects are highly sought after by NFL teams, yet there is still value that tends... Read More

5 months ago

Who to Buy in the 49ers Offense

The 2018 San Francisco 49ers may have been one of the bigger disappointments to fantasy owners. Much was to be expected from Jimmy Garoppolo and this offense led by Kyle Shanahan. All that seemed to come crashing down just three games into the season as Garoppolo lost to a knee injury. The entire offense then... Read More

5 months ago

Dynasty Tiered Rankings and Analysis (Running Back)

Recently, the RotoBaller staff put together our up-to-date rankings for dynasty formats. As you will see in dynasty formats as well as redraft leagues, the running back position is at a premium. Of the first 24 players overall, half of them are RBs. With the number of teams in the NFL to adopt the committee... Read More

5 months ago

Josh Jacobs - The Next Beast Mode?

Since the NFL Draft, Josh Jacobs has been the talk of the fantasy community. With his selection to the Oakland Raiders, speculation has been all over the place in terms of his value in not only dynasty formats but also redraft leagues. He may very well be the replacement for Marshawn Lynch in this offense.... Read More

5 months ago

Which Rookie Wide Receivers Are Worth Our Attention?

With the NFL Draft now come and gone, we go from scouting incoming players for the draft to now determining their values in fantasy football. The crop of receivers in the 2019 class was an intriguing one. With many experts having varying opinions on how to rank this group. If you follow me on Twitter... Read More

5 months ago

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FAAB Bidding - Week 6 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More

We Must Overreact Immediately! Week 6 Outliers

In Week 6, several players exploded in fantasy lineups. There were a few receivers that were above the rest of the pack in Week 6, such as Stefon Diggs, Terry McLaurin, Chris Godwin and Tyreek Hill, but there shouldn't be any surprises there as those guys should have been in fantasy lineups. At the quarterback... Read More

Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 7

The bye week difficulties continue this week with Carolina, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Tampa Bay all getting their rest in Week 7. It should be noted, however, that just because a player is currently in their bye week, doesn't mean you should avoid them on the waiver wire. In fact, this is often the easiest way... Read More

Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

All of a sudden, the Chargers look like one of the worst teams in football and the Jets look like a playoff contender. Maybe things won't shake out that way in the end but it goes to show how quickly things change in the "Not For Long" NFL. For that reason, we advise looking at... Read More

The Cut List - Players on the Chopping Block (Week 7)

This is your weekly list of players to drop. I will do my best to limit this list to injured players and players you might consider holding. If you roster pure handcuffs or backups, obviously you can let them go at any time. The players on this list will, ideally, be guys that aren't clearly... Read More

Week 7 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 7 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 7 of the NFL and fantasy football season. In case you missed it, this is our seventh year now writing this weekly column. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver... Read More

Week 7 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Week 6 is done, and we've seen some outstanding games thus far. We've also seen a lot of surprising teams through six weeks. The San Francisco 49ers, after picking in the top 10 for four straight years, are 5-0 with one of the most complete teams in football. As far as kickers go, we're seeing... Read More

Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7

Some of you have been rewarded for your meticulous roster planning by receiving excellent production from your running backs. Unfortunately, many of you have been equally prepared when making roster decisions, but have been undermined by injuries, inconsistent usage, or underwhelming performances. If that applies to you, then those unwanted outcomes have forced you to... Read More

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7

We weren't really surprised by the top-scoring fantasy wide receivers from Week 6. Out of the top-20 receivers, only Jamison Crowder, Auden Tate and Jaron Brown were less than 50% owned. Jaron Brown (0% owned) was only targeted five times but he scored two touchdowns off of those five targets. Auden Tate (23% owned) hauled... Read More

Tight End Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers – Week 7

Another week, another four teams on bye in the NFL. Fantasy football players are going to have to make due this week without Carolina’s Greg Olsen, Tampa Bay’s O.J. Howard and Pittsburgh’s Vance McDonald, not to mention Seattle’s Will Dissly, who was injured this past Sunday. It could be a worse week for fantasy players... Read More

Quarterback Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers - Week 7

It was another big week at the quarterback position, as five quarterbacks topped 30 points and 12 scored more than 20 heading into Sunday Night Football. Most of the big performers were players we expect, such as Matt Ryan and Deshaun Watson, but we also got some surprising starts from quarterbacks who are widely available.... Read More

Waiver Wire Express - Week 7 Lightning Round

The Jets are back! OK, maybe not back because they were never here but at least there's some actual hope and fantasy value to be had from a previously winless team. The tight end landscape has changed drastically again, as Hunter Henry returns right at 60% ownership, while breakout second-year Seahawk Will Dissly's season appears... Read More

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups List

Back by popular demand in 2019... RotoBaller has brought back for the NFL season our Ultimate 2019 Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Pickups List.  Be sure to also try our other lineup tools below. Using your phone? Be sure to also download our free app which includes news, notifications, injury alerts & articles.   Rankings WizardWeekly... Read More

Fantasy Football News and Injuries - Running Updates

Below is a quick-hit list of running notes on relevant injuries and player news, including pre-game reports and live in-game updates. Stay tuned for updates all throughout the week and on Sunday morning game day:   Week 6 Amari Cooper (quad) has been ruled out for the game. Will Dissly went down with a non-contact achilles... Read More

Week 6 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football weekly rankings, tiers, player news and stats for the 2019 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings     Fantasy... Read More