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About Richie Smith - RotoBaller

I am a consultant by day and a baseball scout and fantasy writer by night. I am from San Diego originally, so I always root for my hometown Padres (unless they are playing the DBacks, which is the organization I scout for) and Chargers, as difficult as that is most of the time. Needless to say, I'm a huge sports nut and an avid fantasy baseball and football player. I'm always on Twitter so feel free to follow and interact with me @rsmith9.

Richie Smith - RotoBaller has written 50 articles so far, you can find them below.


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Week 14 Risers & Fallers Analysis for Fantasy Football

If you are reading this article, it likely means that you have clinched a spot in your fantasy football playoffs. Congratulations! If for some reason you are reading this and you have been eliminated from your league's contention, you must really enjoy reading about fantasy football. But hey, more power to you! Now that you are... Read More

5 years ago

Week 13 Risers & Fallers Analysis for Fantasy Football

Week 13 will be the first since Week 3 that all NFL teams will be playing football. With the bye weeks in the rearview mirror, roster depth is close to meaningless at this point in the season. Now, it's all about getting yourself prepared for the playoffs. This week's Risers and Fallers edition will be... Read More

5 years ago

Week 12 Risers & Fallers Analysis for Fantasy Football

As we enter Week 12 of the fantasy football season, many league trade deadlines are rapidly approaching. With the waiver wires largely dried up, and most FAAB budgets reduced to pennies, a last-minute trade could be your best chance to really make a significant roster impact as we head into the playoffs. This weekly column examines ten fantasy football players, five... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 11 Risers & Fallers Analysis for Fantasy Football

Welcome to the fantasy football stretch run! The majority of bye weeks have past us and the trade deadline is approaching in the next week or two (if it hasn't already passed in your league). If you are 6-4 or better -- congratulations, you are likely in a good position for the playoffs. If you... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 10 Risers & Fallers Analysis for Fantasy Football

Another slew of bye weeks is upon us in Week 10, as six more teams will sit out this week out. Hopefully you survived Week 9, as there were plenty of fantasy-relevant players taking the week off. This weekly column examines ten fantasy football players, five guys that are on the up-and-up, or “risers,” and five guys... Read More

5 years ago


Week 9 Risers & Fallers Analysis for Fantasy Football

Week 9 is the first of back-to-back weeks with heavy byes, with six teams off this week. With the Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears all on bye, there will likely be plenty of fantasy firepower on your bench this week. This weekly column examines ten fantasy football players, five guys that are... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 8 Risers & Fallers Analysis for Fantasy Football

This weekly column examines ten fantasy football players, five guys that are on the up-and-up, or “risers,” and five guys that are struggling, or “fallers.” You shouldn’t necessarily take these ten players as start/sit sleepers or waiver wire add/drop recommendations, as the analysis here is meant to be more of a gauge for how a fantasy football... Read More

5 years ago

Week 7 Risers & Fallers Analysis for Fantasy Football

It feels like this NFL season has been littered with more injuries than ever. Maybe it's because every game, practice, press conference and interview is constantly under a media microscope, but there are a number of players who might be able to step into favorable opportunities to produce for fantasy, spurred by the injury bug... Read More

5 years ago

Week 6 Risers & Fallers Analysis for Fantasy Football

This weekly column examines ten fantasy football players – five guys that are on the up-and-up, or “risers,” and five guys that are struggling, or “fallers.” You shouldn’t necessarily take these ten players as start/sit sleepers or waiver wire add/drop recommendations, as the analysis here is meant to be more of a gauge for how a fantasy... Read More

5 years ago

Week 5 Risers & Fallers Analysis for Fantasy Football

As Week 5 of the NFL season kicks in, many teams have now played a quarter of their season. At this point, for me at least, the spot where I drafted a particular player starts to matter much less. We've generated a fairly decent sample size now, so you shouldn't be afraid to start benching some of your higher-round draft... Read More

5 years ago


Week 4 Risers & Fallers for Fantasy Football

Week 4 of the fantasy football season is upon us, and with that comes the first slew of teams on bye weeks. This is the first week where having quality roster depth will really pay off, as six teams, including Denver, Seattle, Cincinnati, and Arizona, will not be playing. This weekly column will take a... Read More

5 years ago

Roy Helu (RB, WAS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues Owned in 29% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Roy Helu remains one of the better running back handcuffs to have in fantasy football. In fact, he's become more than just a handcuff to Alfred Morris. Helu is the passing down back for the Redskins, in addition to stealing some carries from Morris. On Sunday,... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 3 Risers & Fallers for Fantasy Football

Week 2 was initially overshadowed by a handful of off-the-field issues, primarily the Ray Rice saga and the Adrian Peterson case. But once the games got underway, the injury bug hit many high-profile fantasy studs, forcing owners to take a step back and evaluate their rosters for the upcoming weeks. Luckily, bye weeks are still a week away,... Read More

5 years ago

Kirk Cousins (QB, WAS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues or Deeper Owned in 29% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: If you read my Week 2 Risers and Fallers article last week, you knew that I was not very high on Robert Griffin III. Little did I know that he was going to dislocate his ankle, paving the way for Kirk... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 2 Risers & Fallers for Fantasy Football

The most difficult thing to do as fantasy football owners after Week One is to not overreact. Just like in real football, there are some good NFL teams that are 0-1, and some bad teams that are 1-0. There are some good players that had bad games, and some bad players that had good games.... Read More

5 years ago


5 Two-Start Fantasy Starting Pitchers: Sleeper Streamers for Week 24

Even though fantasy football season is in full swing, many fantasy baseball leagues are now in playoff mode, making two-start starting pitcher streamers even more important! Don’t get so distracted with fantasy football that you let your fellow fantasy baseball owners out-manage you down the stretch, costing you your playoffs (and pride). This piece focuses on the... Read More

5 years ago

4 Two-Start Starting Pitchers: Streamers for Week 23

Even though fantasy football drafts are in full swing, it’s approaching fantasy baseball playoffs time for many leagues, so this is the time when roster management and attention to lineup detail really pays off! Don’t get too distracted with fantasy football that you let your fellow fantasy baseball owners out-manage you down the stretch, costing... Read More

5 years ago

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4 Two-Start Starting Pitcher Sleeper Streamers for Week 22

Even though fantasy football drafts are in full swing, it's approaching fantasy baseball playoffs time for many leagues, so this is the time when roster management and attention to lineup detail really pays off! Don't get too distracted with fantasy football that you let your fellow fantasy baseball owners out-manage you down the stretch, costing... Read More

5 years ago

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5 Two-Start Starting Pitcher Sleeper Streamers for Week 21

Welcome to the first ever edition of the RotoBaller two-start streamer article written from Italy! Despite the fact that I am on vacation, fantasy baseball never stops! It's getting to crunch time in many leagues, so the pasta and pizza can wait for a few minutes. This piece focuses on the best two-start starting pitcher streamers and... Read More

5 years ago

Strength of Schedule Analysis – AFC South: Fantasy Football Draft Strategy

AFC South Strength of Schedules Fantasy Football Matchup Analysis and Draft Prep Welcome back to the Rotoballer Strength of Schedule series! We recently examined the NFC North, AFC North, NFC East, and AFC East. Today, we take a look at the AFC South. We've been examining every team’s schedule to bring you matchup previews with an eye towards how it will... Read More

5 years ago


Strength of Schedule Analysis – NFC North: Fantasy Football Draft Strategy

NFC North Strength of Schedules Fantasy Football Matchup Analysis and Draft Prep Welcome back to the RotoBaller Strength of Schedule series! We recently examined the AFC North, NFC East and AFC East. This week, we take a look at the NFC North. Over the course of eight beefy, diesel articles, we will examine every team’s schedule with an... Read More

5 years ago

5 Two-Start Starting Pitcher Sleeper Streamers for Week 20

This piece focuses on the best two-start starting pitcher streamers and sleeper waiver wire pickups for Week 20 of fantasy baseball. These sleeper pitchers are near or below 50% ownership in Yahoo! leagues, and some are ideal for shallow leagues, but most are under-the-radar starters that can be considered in head-to-head leagues.   Jesse Hahn, SD / Odrisamer... Read More

5 years ago

4 Two-Start Starting Pitcher Sleeper Streamers for Week 19

This piece focuses on the best two-start starting pitcher streamers and sleeper waiver wire pickups for Week 19 of fantasy baseball. These sleeper pitchers are near or below 50% ownership in Yahoo! leagues, and some are ideal for shallow leagues, but most are under-the-radar starters that can be considered in head-to-head leagues.   Danny Duffy, KC –... Read More

5 years ago

Strength of Schedule Analysis – AFC North: Fantasy Football Draft Strategy

Fantasy Football Matchup Analysis and Draft Prep: AFC North Strength of Schedules Welcome back to the Rotoballer Strength of Schedule series! Over the course of eight beefy, diesel articles, we will examine every team’s schedule with an eye towards how it will impact your fantasy football aspirations and how it should impact your 2014 fantasy football draft strategy and preparation. ... Read More

5 years ago

5 Two-Start Starting Pitcher Sleeper Streamers for Week 18

  This piece focuses on the best two-start starting pitcher streamers and sleeper waiver wire pickups for week 18 of fantasy baseball. These sleeper pitchers are near or below 50% ownership in Yahoo! leagues, and some are ideal for shallow leagues, but most  are under-the-radar starters that can be considered in head-to-head leagues   Henderson Alvarez, MIA... Read More

5 years ago


4 Two-Start Starting Pitcher Streamers for Week 17

This piece focuses on the best two-start starting pitcher streamers and streamer waiver wire pickups for week 17 of fantasy baseball. These pitchers are near or below 50% ownership in Yahoo! leagues, and some are ideal for shallow leagues, but most  are under-the-radar starters that can be considered in head-to-head leagues. The first week after the... Read More

5 years ago

Strength of Schedule Analysis - NFC East: Fantasy Football Draft Strategy

  Fantasy Football Matchup Analysis and Draft Prep: NFC East Strength of Schedules Welcome back to the Rotoballer Strength of Schedule series! Over the course of eight beefy, diesel articles, we will examine every team’s schedule with an eye toward how it will impact your fantasy football aspirations and how it should impact your 2014 fantasy football... Read More

5 years ago

Strength of Schedule Analysis - AFC East: Fantasy Football Draft Strategy

  Fantasy Football Matchup Analysis and Draft Prep: AFC East Strength of Schedules The time around July 4th weekend is an annual reminder to me that it’s time to start thinking about football season. The preseason, as longwinded and useless as it is for us fans and fantasy footballers, is only about a month away and... Read More

5 years ago

5 Two-Start Starting Pitcher Streamers for Week 15

This piece focuses on the best two-start pitchers and streamer waiver wire pickups for week 15 of fantasy baseball. These under-the-radar, two-start pitchers can be sleepers off the waiver wire depending on your league format, including NL-Only and AL-Only formats, and you can consider adding them to your head-to-head and daily-league lineups. These pitchers are near or below... Read More

5 years ago

5 Two-Start Starting Pitcher Streamers for Week 14

This weekly piece focuses on the best two-start pitchers and streamer waiver wire pickups for the upcoming week of fantasy baseball. These under-the-radar, two-start pitchers can be sleepers off the waiver wire depending on your league format, including NL-Only and AL-Only formats, and you can consider adding them to your head-to-head and daily-league lineups. These pitchers are near... Read More

5 years ago


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