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About SamShefrin

Sam Shefrin manages & He's an Atlanta sports fan who can't wait for legal sports betting to come to California. He's bringing a different angle on sports betting news and editorials to Rotoballer.

SamShefrin has written 6 articles so far, you can find them below.

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Will the Golden State Warriors Make the Playoffs?

Since Steph Curry came off the NBA draft board as the seventh pick by the Golden State Warriors in 2009. Professional basketball was rocketed into a new era. Three-point strategies were blended into most NBA team offenses. However, they weren't the primary focus. Add Klay Thompson with the 11th pick two years later and the... Read More

2 weeks ago

Early Reaction to the Los Angeles Lakers – Which LA Team is the Best

If we take a look at the early record of the Los Angeles Lakers, we see three victories and a defeat. Nothing about one loss is too alarming until we look at the team it was against and how it transpired. LA won three home games, two against under-manned opponents, without much effort. The victory... Read More

2 weeks ago

Did We Learn Anything From Week 1 in the NFL?

The first week of the 2019 NFL regular season is in the books. Everyone wants to win their opener, but everyone appreciates the potentially ominous uphill battle incurred by going zip and two out of the gate. Therefore, one thing we have learned from history is that every 0-1 team will have a little bit... Read More

2 months ago

Current NBA Team Futures Market – Who's Got the Early Edge?

At this point in the summer, the dust from the NBA free agency stampede still settling, looking at team futures odds for the next pro basketball champion may seem somewhat premature. However, wise wagers made before odds change, often prove rather profitable. We've taken a look at the most recent team futures odds for division,... Read More

3 months ago

A Look at the 2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Futures Market

By the end of the weekend, all the lockers at each NFL training facility will be filled. Well, except maybe for a handful of late-arrivals who have yet to come to terms with the executive bean counters. As pro football's summer sessions begin, there are a number of intriguing questions that can make for a... Read More

4 months ago

A Look at MLB Team Win Totals Odds - Any Value?

Let's take a look at the best futures odds in MLB at the one-third turn. Every Major League Baseball team has just more than 65 games of the 2019 season in the books. That means we have a little over 100 ball games left to play. As we've navigated our way through this first-third of... Read More

5 months ago

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Week 11 Stream Team - Free Agent and Bye-Week Streamers

Now that the bye weeks are in full swing; streaming becomes a more viable and almost necessary strategy. Knowing who to add and when to start them could be the ultimate difference-maker in a weekly matchup. Making the right streaming decisions throughout the season could easily be the difference between missing the playoffs and having... Read More

Quarterback Start/Sit Advice - Week 11

Pierre Camus and Chris Mangano break down the quarterback position to help with tough fantasy football lineup decisions for Week 11 of the 2019 NFL season. They decide who to start or sit in order to give you the best advantage to win your weekly matchup. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube... Read More

Wide Receiver Start/Sit Advice - Week 11

Pierre Camus and Chris Mangano break down the wide receiver position to help with tough fantasy football lineup decisions for Week 11 of the 2019 NFL season. They decide who to start or sit among those in WR3 or flex consideration. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest... Read More

Buys and Sells - The King's Trade Targets for Week 11

The fantasy football trade deadline is now imminent in most leagues. You must make your final trades either this week or next week in many leagues, whether they are private or public. The time to buy low and sell high is just about over in most cases. Now you must deal to either win this... Read More

Thursday Night Football Matchups Analysis - Week 11

Thursday Night Football came down to the wire in Week 10, with Melvin Gordon looking like his old self while rumbling for 108 rushing yards and a score on 22 carries. Unfortunately for the Los Angeles Chargers, poor clock management from Philip Rivers stymied any hope of surmounting a late Oakland Raiders 18-yard rushing touchdown... Read More

Keep Stashing Running Backs the Right Way

Hells to the yeah, my fellow #AllBenchRB truthers. For those of you who don’t know what #AllBenchRB is, let me give you a short recap before I get to the goods. #AllBenchRB is a strategy I’ve coined where you fill your bench with, as the name implies, only RBs. Or at least as many running... Read More

Warning Signs: Saquon Barkley, David Johnson, Aaron Rodgers

Another week, another bout of crazy results. While survivor pools came to a screeching halt with the Saints and Colts losing, there were also some worrying situations that crept up for fantasy teams. This week brings many questions. What should we do with the Atlanta run game? The answer there is nothing. How do we... Read More

NFL Survivor Pool Picks (Week 11) - Targets and Avoids

Doomsday finally arrived. The Falcons' domination of the Saints eliminated the majority of remaining entrants in survivor pools. If you avoided the Saints, odds are you took the Colts in the late game. Of course, the Dolphins beat them as well. More upsets were found as the Titans beat the Chiefs, the Steelers manhandled the... Read More

Quarterback Leaderboards At Midseason - NFL Next Gen Stats

We've consumed our first "double-digit week" set of games. That means we've entered the final part of the season and, in fact, the fantasy football playoffs are closer than you may realize. There are just three more weeks to go until we hit Week 14 and celebrate our presence in the run for the chip,... Read More

Fantasy Football Disaster Recovery: Cooper Kupp

Welcome to Disaster Recovery, where each week I'll examine why your studs played like duds. This isn't a place to find out why you should have sat a player for somebody else on your bench. Disaster Recovery is here to examine the guys who you didn't think twice about starting and to help you decide if you should... Read More

The Tape Tells All - Christian Kirk Fantasy Analysis

Welcome to another edition of "The Tape Tells All," where I break down some film of an NFL's player performance and try to draw some fantasy football conclusions from that film. This week, I'm looking at Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk, who broke out in Week 10, catching three touchdowns. Kirk seems to have... Read More

Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers - Darius Slayton, Christian Kirk, Kareem Hunt

Whether due to their own play, the play of others, or injuries, players' stock increases and decreases on a weekly basis. Perhaps more than any other, the NFL is a league that experiences ups and downs at a rapid pace. With only 16 games, there’s little room for error and seemingly endless opportunities for improvement.... Read More

FAAB Bidding - Week 11 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

Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

It's crunch time, with precious few games left before the fantasy regular season ends. There aren't many new names emerging on the waiver wire at this juncture but the RB situations in Atlanta and Detroit bear watching, while the Jets passing game has shown signs of life. No, really. Each week, we will advise you... Read More

Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 11

Rotoballers, if you're not active on the waiver wire this time of year, there are only two reasonable explanations: 1) You're sitting at 3-7 (or worse) and don't find it enjoyable to play spoiler to your league mates, or 2) You're 8-2 (or better) and have nothing but matchup-proof studs on your starting lineup and... Read More