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About Eric Samulski - RotoBaller

NYC-based teacher, writer and filmmaker. Former collegiate and professional baseball player. Lifelong Bills fan.

Eric Samulski - RotoBaller has written 51 articles so far, you can find them below.


NCAA Prospects to Watch: Week 2

The football world is working itself into a frenzy as the NFL season finally began Thursday with the Packers and the Bears. However, football fans don’t have to wait until Sunday for more action. This series will cover NCAA football players featured in nationally-televised games who could likely emerge as fantasy assets after next year’s... Read More

6 months ago

Can LeSean McCoy Be More Valuable Than Damien Williams?

The fantasy football community has been littered with articles over the past few days about the impact of LeSean McCoy joining the Kansas City Chiefs. While a few of the experts who weighed in have admitted that McCoy will cut into Damien Williams’ value, most still seem to think that this is Williams’ job (until... Read More

6 months ago

Giants Defense Catches A Break In Week 1

The New York Giants Defense is catching a few breaks in their Week 1 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. Most glaringly, Cowboys Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott might not receive a full workload after finally signing on Wednesday. While Tony Pollard has looked good in the preseason, this is absolutely a downgrade to the... Read More

6 months ago

Bennie Fowler Could Provide Value With Golden Tate Out

New York Giants wide receiver Bennie Fowler is likely to start in the slot in Week 1 with Golden Tate beginning his four-game suspension. The Cowboys pass rush, led by DeMarcus Lawrence and newly-signed Robert Quinn, is likely to be in quarterback Eli Manning’s face often on Sunday. Additionally, both tight end Evan Engram and receiver Sterling Shepard... Read More

6 months ago

Sterling Shepard Remains An Overlooked Option

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard will likely be an overlooked option in Week 1. The Cowboys have a stellar defense, and their young corners Byron Jones and Chidobe Awuzie were impressive last year. However, their linebackers are even better and are likely to limit tight end Evan Engram, so quarterback Eli Manning's passes will... Read More

6 months ago


Evan Engram Faces Tough Test in Week 1

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram gets a difficult matchup versus an athletic Cowboys linebacking corps led by Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch. Engram is likely to be a focal point in the Giants passing attack, so the targets will be there, but he might not rack up large yardage totals. He’ll likely... Read More

6 months ago

Demaryius Thomas (WR, NE) - Fantasy Football Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~220 Overall Current ADP: ~250 ANALYSIS:  This pick is probably more “gut call” than verifiable evidence. The 32-year-old is coming off his worst season as a professional and also tore his Achilles tendon in the second to last game of the season – ironically the same injury suffered by former teammate Emmanuel Sanders.... Read More

6 months ago

John Brown (WR, BUF) - Fantasy Football Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~130 Overall Current ADP: ~145 ANALYSIS: As an elite deep threat, John Brown is one of my favorite Best Ball targets, but one that is really worth a roster spot in all leagues. For starters, John Brown is not simply a deep ball threat, as Matt Harmon has been trying to point out for... Read More

6 months ago

Late-Round WRs to Target in Fantasy Drafts

I’ve been vocal about the fact that there is a lot of value to be found at WR late in fantasy drafts this year. I wrote an article already about my favorite late-round picks in general, but it’s time to take a look at some of my favorite wide receivers across various ADP ranges in... Read More

6 months ago

Aldrick Rosas Sharp In Final Tune-Up

New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas made both of his field goals against the Patriots in the team's final preseason game. A Pro Bowl kicker last year, Rosas has his roster spot all locked up; however, the Giants don’t figure to be strong enough offensively to give him consistent value. He could be a good streamer in... Read More

6 months ago


Golden Tate Looks Good In Return from Concussion

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate caught two passes for 37 yards on the first drive of Thursday's preseason finale against the Pats. Although it’s rare for a presumed starter to see action in the final game of the preseason, he only played the one drive, which was also the only drive with Daniel... Read More

6 months ago

TJ Jones Gets Hurt In Attempt To Win Roster Spot

New York Giants wide receiver TJ Jones got hurt in the fourth quarter of Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots. After catching a fourth down pass from Kyle Lauletta, Jones appeared to injure his right foot. If serious, it could be a devastating injury for a wide receiver who seemed to be in a good position to make... Read More

6 months ago

Wayne Gallman Looks To Cement Backup Role

New York Giants second-year running back Wayne Gallman carried the ball seven times for 29 yards and a touchdown against the Patriots in the team's final preseason game. It may be odd seeing the Giants supposed backup running back playing in the last preseason game, but Gallman missed the second game with an ankle injury, so it’s... Read More

6 months ago

Daniel Jones Solid In First Start For Giants

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones’ final game of the preseason was short but sweet. He played one drive and completed four of his four pass attempts for 37 yards and no touchdowns. After the Giants were criticized for using the sixth overall pick on him in this year's draft, the rookie from Duke has had... Read More

6 months ago

Shaking the “Sleeper” Myth and Using Your Late Picks Wisely

I’m an 80s baby, so, like most of my generation, The Princess Bride played a major role in my early pop-culture consciousness. While most people remember the hulking physique of Andre The Giant or the crowd-pleasing chant of Inigo Montoya (“Hello…”), one part that stuck with me was Inigo’s calm criticism of his boss’ use... Read More

6 months ago


Sterling Shepard Officially Good For Week 1

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard had been trending in the right direction with his recovery from a fractured thumb, but getting the official word is always nice. The fourth-year receiver caught 66 passes for 872 yards and four touchdowns last year. With Odell Beckham Jr. gone and Golden Tate suspended for the first... Read More

6 months ago

DeAndre Baker Getting First-Team Reps At Practice

New York Giants rookie cornerback DeAndre Baker (knee) is starting to get healthy. While we shouldn’t read into practice repetitions too much, this is a nice step in his recovery from an early knee injury and good news for a Giants secondary that is closer to getting Sam Beal back as well. The Giants likely... Read More

6 months ago

Daniel Jones To Start for Giants On Thursday

New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur stated that Eli Manning will get some rest, allowing Daniel Jones to start Thursday’s preseason finale against the New England Patriots. While this will be an opportunity to energize the Giants fanbase with another preview of their future, there is likely nothing to see here from a fantasy... Read More

6 months ago

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