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About Ryan Rufe - RotoBaller

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

Ryan Rufe - RotoBaller has written 79 articles so far, you can find them below.


Week 14 Fantasy Football Rankings for Playoffs: Standard and PPR Leagues

  Week 14 and Fantasy Football Playoffs Rankings Today we are bringing you our Week 14 fantasy football rankings to help prepare you for your playoff matchups, for both PPR and standard leagues, brought to you by authors Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades) and Ryan Rufe (@RyanRufe) along with some Week 14 rankings analysis by Ryan Rufe. The NFL season is just... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings: Standard and PPR Leagues

RotoBaller brings you our Week 11 fantasy football rankings, for both PPR and standard leagues, by authors Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades) and Ryan Rufe (@RyanRufe) along with some Week 11 rankings analysis by Ryan Rufe. For even more Week 11 rankings analysis, be sure to check out our positional rankings going up on the site later today. The NFL season is just... Read More

5 years ago

Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings: Standard and PPR Leagues

RotoBaller brings you our Week 10 fantasy football rankings, for both PPR and standard leagues, by authors Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades) and Ryan Rufe (@RyanRufe) along with some Week 10 rankings analysis by Ryan Rufe. For even more Week 10 rankings analysis, be sure to check out our positional rankings going up on the site later today. The NFL season is about... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings: Standard and PPR Leagues

RotoBaller brings you our Week 9 fantasy football rankings, for both PPR and standard leagues, by authors Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades) and Ryan Rufe (@RyanRufe) along with some Week 9 rankings analysis by Ryan Rufe. For even more Week 8 rankings analysis, be sure to check out our positional rankings going up on the site later today. The NFL season is about... Read More

5 years ago

Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings: Standard and PPR Leagues

RotoBaller brings you our Week 8 fantasy football rankings, for both PPR and standard leagues, by authors Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades) and Ryan Rufe (@RyanRufe) along with some Week 8 rankings analysis by Ryan Rufe. For even more Week 8 rankings analysis, be sure to check out our positional rankings going up on the site later today. Editor's Note: In case you... Read More

5 years ago


Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings: Standard and PPR Leagues

RotoBaller brings you our Week 7 fantasy football rankings, for both PPR and standard leagues, by authors Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades) and Ryan Rufe (@RyanRufe) along with some Week 7 rankings analysis by Ryan Rufe. For even more Week 7 rankings analysis, be sure to check out our positional rankings going up on the site later today. Editor's Note: In case... Read More

5 years ago

Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings: Standard and PPR Leagues

RotoBaller brings you our Week 6 fantasy football rankings and rankings by authors Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades) and Ryan Rufe (@RyanRufe), along with analysis by Ryan Rufe. For even more Week 6 rankings analysis, be sure to check out our positional rankings later today.   Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings The NFL season is nearly 30% of the way through... Read More

5 years ago

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BOLD! - A Fantasy Baseball Second-Half Predictions Thread

Calling All RotoBallers! The MLB All-Star break has come to pass, which means it's time again to make some BOLD! fantasy baseball predictions for the second half of the season.  Perhaps the loyal and long-time RotoBallers will remember performing this same exercise last year?  I'll admit to making some unreasonable and fairly absurd predictions in... Read More

5 years ago

Fantasy Baseball ROS Rankings: July Update

  RotoBaller Fantasy Baseball Rankings for July 2014 Clayton Kershaw, Andrew McCutchen, J.D. Martinez and Billy Hamilton stole the fantasy baseball headlines during the month of June.  Kershaw put up one of the best pitching months in recent history, while J.D. Martinez came out of nowhere to revive many lucky fantasy owners hopes if they picked... Read More

5 years ago

Fantasy Baseball ROS Rankings: June Update

  Rest of Season Fantasy Baseball Rankings  Edwin Encarnacion mashed, George Springer sprung to life, and less-heralded starters Dallas Keuchel and Phil Hughes became fantasy relevant during the month of May. With two months in the books in the MLB season, it's time for our June fantasy baseball rankings update here at RotoBaller! As a reminder,... Read More

5 years ago


Fantasy Baseball Rankings: May Update

  Fantasy Baseball Rankings for May One month and change is in the books, which means it's time for our May rankings update here at RotoBaller! As a reminder, players are ranked based on how I feel they will perform over the remainder of the season in 5x5 rotisserie scoring. Among the biggest movers this... Read More

6 years ago

Updated Fantasy Baseball Rankings for April

  Fantasy Baseball Rankings for April The season has begun, at long last! And 10 closers have already dropped like flies...well, maybe 3 or 4, but still, there's been a ton of changes in the early going and the implications are many for fantasy baseball managers.  Thus, RotoBaller brings you our April Fantasy Baseball Rankings.... Read More

6 years ago

RotoBaller Spotlight: The National Fantasy Baseball Championship

If you're an experienced Fantasy Baseball player who is looking for a new challenge this year, I strongly recommend the National Fantasy Baseball Championship -- or NFBC for short. If you're not familiar with the NFBC, they've been offering the industry's premier high-stakes fantasy baseball contests since 2004.  Greg Ambrosius and Tom Kessenich lead a professional first-class organization that... Read More

6 years ago

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Top 25 Third Basemen (3B): Rankings, Tiers & Projections

Before I sat down to rank the Top 25 Third Basemen for 2014 fantasy faseball, I thought I'd have a tough time coming up with twenty-five players at the position who I would consider drafting in 2014. I thought I might have to cut this list to twenty, but even after losing hot-corner mainstays such... Read More

6 years ago

Top 25 First Basemen (1B) - Rankings, Tiers and Projections

  Top 25 First Basemen (1B) - 2014 Fantasy Baseball Rankings It comes as no surprise that first base is once again one of the deepest positions in Fantasy Baseball for 2014.  The depth of the position extends into the middle and lower tiers, where you can find serviceable first basemen in the later rounds... Read More

6 years ago


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Top 20 Catchers (C) - Rankings, Tiers and Projections

I realize that Catcher is probably the least exciting position in Fantasy Baseball.  It's not sexy at all, but the position is still important and should not be overlooked.  As recently as three years ago, the position lacked depth and a heavy emphasis was placed on drafting an elite catcher early.  Considering there were very... Read More

6 years ago

NFL Playoff Rankings for Daily Fantasy Football Lineups (DFS)

If you're like me, you're not ready for the fantasy football season to be over yet.  I've been getting my fix in (while I still can) over at DraftStreet in their DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports) games.  I've been running pretty well in their NFL Weekly Salary Cap Guaranteed leagues, so I thought I'd share my Divisional Round... Read More

6 years ago

Week 17 NFL Matchups: Our Weekly Picks & Predictions

  Week 17 NFL Matchups & RotoBaller Picks This is it, RotoBallers!  Week 17 of the NFL season and Reid Contini is barely clinging on to a two-game league in the RotoBaller Experts Pick'em Challenge.  Amazingly enough, Shawn Caswell (1 GB), Ryan Rufe (2 GB) and Mitchell Jacobs (3 GB) all have a shot to... Read More

6 years ago

Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings: Standard Leagues

As you prepare for Week 17 and plan your championship lineups, RotoBaller has you covered with rankings at each position.  We include all Week 17 matchups and injury news in these rankings, so you can make the best decisions and put together a winning Week 17 lineup.        Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings This week RotoBaller's rankings are... Read More

6 years ago

Week 16 NFL Matchups: Our Weekly Picks & Predictions

Every week of the NFL season, I bring together a panel of our RotoBaller.com writers to offer their picks and predictions for the approaching week of NFL games. As you can imagine, huge bragging rights are on the line for the RotoBaller with the best record at the end of the season, and Week 16... Read More

6 years ago


RotoBaller Fantasy Football 2013 Awards Banquet

Here's your chance to vote in the First Annual RotoBaller Fantasy Football Awards Banquet!  We've got nominees in eight different categories, and we need your input to determine who will receive the inaugural awards in each one, so be sure to vote for the guys who made or broke your fantasy teams in the 2013... Read More

6 years ago

Week 15 NFL Matchups: Our Weekly Picks & Predictions

Every week of the NFL season, I bring together a panel of our RotoBaller.com writers to offer their picks and predictions for the approaching week of NFL games. As you can imagine, huge bragging rights are on the line for the RotoBaller with the best record at the end of the season, and Week 15... Read More

6 years ago

Start 'Em: 3 Defenses to Win the Fantasy Playoffs (Weeks 14, 15, 16)

Congratulations RotoBallers.  You've made it to the Fantasy Football Playoffs!  Now it's time for your fake football team to put up or shut up.  By now, your face is probably turning blue from (over-)analyzing your weekly lineup decisions.  That's why I'm here -- to help spare you of some of that internal agony and strife.... Read More

6 years ago

Updated Rankings: Fantasy Football Playoffs & Rest of Season (ROS)

RotoBaller rankings Ryan Rufe (@RyanRufe) brings you his updated rankings for the fantasy playoffs. These rest of season rankings are broken down by position, and the ranks are largely based on weekly NFL matchups going forward and how each player is projected to perform against their opponents. It's especially important to update our fantasy rankings as we head into... Read More

6 years ago

NFL Predictions and Expert Football Picks for Week 13

Each week on RotoBaller.com, I’ll be bringing together a panel of our experts to offer their individual predictions and picks for the upcoming week of NFL games. Today we are bringing you our NFL predictions and expert football picks for Week 13 of the season, and our panel of football experts are going to tell you... Read More

6 years ago


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Updated Rest of Season Rankings: Standard & PPR Leagues

RotoBaller rankings guru Ryan Rufe (@RyanRufe) bring you his updated rest of season rankings for fantasy football:   Rest of Season Rankings Highlights Cam Newton continued his ascendancy into fantasy elite with a phenomenal passing and running game against the Pats. If he keeps up this kind of play there is a legitimate case to... Read More

6 years ago

NFL Predictions – Expert Football Picks for Week 12

Each week here at RotoBaller.com, our panel of  experts will offer their predictions for the upcoming week of NFL games.  Huge bragging rights are on the line for the expert with the best overall record at the end of the season.   NFL Predictions - Expert Football Picks for Week 12   After falling into... Read More

6 years ago

NFL Predictions – Expert Football Picks for Week 11

The overall season standings for NFL matchup predictions are still relatively close, but the gap between some of the writers and their expert picks is starting to widen. Last week Mitchell Jacobs had some rough NFL matchup picks, going 5-9 with his predictions and leaving him in 4th place overall. Shawn Caswell and Uncle Leo both... Read More

6 years ago

Rest of Season (ROS) Rankings - Standard and PPR Leagues

RotoBaller brings you our rest of season (ROS) fantasy football rankings, from author Ryan Rufe (@RyanRufe).   Fantasy Football Rest of Season (ROS) Rankings   These rest of season rankings are broken down by position, and the ranks are largely based on weekly NFL matchups going forward and how each player is projected to perform against their... Read More

6 years ago

NFL Predictions - Expert Football Picks for Week 10

Each week on RotoBaller.com, I’ll be bringing together a panel of our fantasy football writers who will each be giving their NFL expert picks for the week - choosing the winners and losers based on matchups.  Today we are bringing you our NFL predictions and expert football picks for Week 10 of the season, and... Read More

6 years ago


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Week 12 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

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Wide Receiver Leaderboards Entering the Final Stretch - NFL Next Gen Stats

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FAAB Bidding - Week 12 Waiver Wire Targets

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Week 12 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

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