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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 287 articles so far, you can find them below.


Duke Williams Leads Bills In Receiving

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Duke Williams led the team in receiving, catching six passes for 108 yards. The former CFL standout and fan favorite dropped a few passes, but he showed his typical strength and physicality after the catch and helped the Bills move the chains on a few drives. He’s still too inconsistent to... Read More

2 months ago

T.J. Yeldon Carries The Load For Bills In Second Half

Buffalo Bills running back T.J. Yeldon ran well in relief of Frank Gore, frequently having to dodge and leap over defenders in the backfield behind the Bills' back-up offensive line. His final stat line was seven carries for 18 yards with three catches for 24 yards, but the stats don’t do justice to the juice... Read More

2 months ago

Frank Gore Only Plays One Half

Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore played the first half on Sunday, carrying the ball six times for 26 yards and surprisingly catching three passes for 16 yards. Gore ran hard, as is typical, and was more effective than he’d been in weeks. He should remain the Bills short-yardage and change-of-pace back behind rookie Devin... Read More

2 months ago

Matt Barkley Struggles In Relief

Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Barkley struggled in relief of Josh Allen on Sunday, completing 18 of 35 passes for 232 yards and two interceptions in a 13-6 loss to the Jets. Barkley announced himself to Bills fans last year by trouncing the Jets when Allen was out with an injury. He didn’t make the same... Read More

2 months ago

Josh Allen Plays Two Drives

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen played only two series on Sunday, completing three of five passes for five yards. Sean McDermott said all week that he wanted Josh Allen to go through a normal week of preparation and routine as the second-year player gets ready for his first playoff game. Nothing to see here.

2 months ago


Darius Slayton Healthy For Sunday

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton is back to full strength and ready to go for Sunday's showdown against the Eagles. Slayton appears to be in a strong spot as the Giants' top deep threat against an Eagles Defense that has been torched through the air; however, he does come with some risk. The... Read More

2 months ago

Sterling Shepard Gets Good Matchup On Sunday

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard gets a good matchup on Sunday against an Eagles Defense that ranks 28th in the league in points allowed to wide receivers over the last six weeks. Shepard has seen a minimum of six targets in each of his last five games, which is a safe floor in... Read More

2 months ago

Kaden Smith Gets Another Start on Sunday

New York Giants tight end Kaden Smith will get another start on Sunday with Rhett Ellison (concussion) being ruled out. The Eagles pose a difficult match-up as they're the 4th best team in PPR points allowed to tight ends over the last six weeks. However, the game should be a shootout, so Smith could find... Read More

2 months ago

Golden Tate In Prime Spot On Sunday

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate appears to be in a potential blow-up spot on Sunday against an Eagles Defense that ranks 28th in PPR points allowed to wide receivers over the last six weeks. Tate benefited from the return of Daniel Jones last week, leading the team with 11 targets. The slot receiver... Read More

2 months ago

Saquon Barkley In Tough Spot On Sunday

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley might see his streak of strong games come to an end on Sunday when the Giants take on the Eagles. Philadelphia's defense ranks 7th in PPR points allowed to the running backs over the last six weeks, and Barkley only saw four targets last week in Daniel Jones'... Read More

2 months ago


Daniel Jones Hopes To End Season On High Note

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will look to build off his Week 16 explosion and end his rookie season on a high note when he takes on the Eagles on Sunday. With the Eagles needing a win to make the playoffs, this game has a strong likelihood to turn into a shootout, which would... Read More

2 months ago

NCAA Prospects To Watch For Dynasty Leagues: Bowl Week Two

Hope everybody has had a great holiday season so far. Last week we began going through the bowl games and looking at players who could be fantasy factors in the 2020 NFL season. This edition will breakdown all games post-Christmas but before New Year's Eve, and then we'll finish up with a Post-New Years edition... Read More

2 months ago

Darius Slayton Leaves Game Early With Knee Injury

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton finished Sunday with zero catches after leaving early with a knee injury. The rookie wide receiver tried to play through it but just wasn't able to. The Auburn product emerged as a verifiable starting receiver in the NFL, so the Giants may be cautious with him in a... Read More

2 months ago

Cody Latimer Resurfaces For Giants

New York Giants wide receiver Cody Latimer came back from the sidelines on Sunday after Darius Slayton left the game early with an injury. Latimer seemed to be a focal point for Daniel Jones on a few drives, finishing with five catches for 44 yards and a touchdown. If Slayton is forced to miss next... Read More

2 months ago

Sterling Shepard Finds End Zone Again

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard found his way to the end zone again on Sunday, finishing with six catches for 76 yards and the aforementioned touchdown. He's missed a few games with concussions, but Shepard has been a productive number one wide receiver for the Giants, dispelling any notion that he can't play... Read More

2 months ago


Golden Tate Leads Giants In Receiving On Sunday

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate paced the Giants' passing attack on Sunday, finishing with six catches on 11 targets for 96 yards. Tate has had an up and down first season with the Giants - filled with injuries and a suspension - but he has produced when he's on the field and is... Read More

2 months ago

Kaden Smith Finds End Zone Twice

New York Giants tight end Kaden Smith caught six of his eight targets for 35 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime. Smith has benefited from late-season injuries to Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion). He doesn't figure to hold any future value for the Giants, but he could be a sneaky... Read More

2 months ago

Saquon Barkley Keeps Hot Streak Going

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley kept his hot streak going by destroying the Redskins on Sunday for 189 yards and a touchdown on the ground, plus four catches for 90 yards and a touchdown through the air. The second-year back finally looks healthy after an early season ankle injury, and he's teaming with... Read More

2 months ago

Daniel Jones Flames Redskins

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones returned from his ankle injury with fury on Sunday, torching the Redskins for 352 yards and five touchdowns in an overtime win. The rookie carved up the Washington secondary at will, completing passes to six different receivers and not committing any turnovers (although he did almost lose a fumble).... Read More

2 months ago

Rhett Ellison Surprisingly Out on Sunday

New York Giants tight end Rhett Ellison (concussion) has surprisingly been ruled out for Sunday's game despite practicing in full on Wednesday. That means Kaden Smith will get another start against a Redskins Defense that ranks 28th in PPR points allowed to tight ends. With all Giants wide receivers healthy, Smith won't be a safe... Read More

2 months ago


Golden Tate Better With Daniel Jones Under Center

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate will see a boost in value this week with the return of rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. With Jones under center, Tate sees three to five more targets a game. However, that number hovers around six total targets in games where all three wide receivers are active. The game figures... Read More

2 months ago

Darius Slayton Will Be Big-Play Dependent

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton will be big-play dependent when the team takes on a Redskins secondary that ranks 13th in PPR points allowed to wide receivers. With all Giants wide receivers healthy, Slayton sees between 17-20% of the team targets, which likely won't be a lot in a game that figures to... Read More

2 months ago

Sterling Shepard A Risky Option On Sunday

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard will be a risky option for fantasy championships on Sunday. The Redskins Defense is only 13th in PPR points allowed to running backs, and Shepard has hovered about 25% of the target share with Daniel Jones under center since Shepard returned from his concussion. With Washington a run-heavy... Read More

2 months ago

Saquon Barkley Looking To Keep Rolling

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley will look to keep his momentum from the Dolphins win when the Giants take on the Redskins on Sunday. Washington ranks 26th in PPR points allowed to running backs, and Saquon looked explosive again last week, with some jump cuts and change of direction that we hadn't seen... Read More

2 months ago

Daniel Jones Set To Return In Solid Streaming Spot

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (ankle) will return from a two-week absence to take on the Redskins on Sunday. Even though Evan Engram (foot) is on the IR, Jones will have a solid cast of weapons to throw to against a defense that ranks 20th against the pass. The game currently has an over/under... Read More

2 months ago


NCAA Prospects To Watch For Dynasty Leagues: Bowl Week One

A few weeks ago we began looking at different fantasy positions each edition and highlighting some of the key future fantasy stars to watch on that specific Saturday. With the bowl games now all that's left, we're not going to take it week by week, but I'll separate this into three sections: Before Christmas, Before... Read More

2 months ago

Benching Star Players? Don't Dance With Who Brung Ya

The common adage is to "start your studs" or, in more folksy terms, "dance with the one who brung ya." The common thought between it all is simply that certain guys on your team have been solid for you all year and gotten you into the finals or 3rd place game, where you're playing for... Read More

2 months ago

Evan Engram Sent To IR

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram's season has come to an end after the team sent him to the IR with a foot sprain. It's a crushing blow as injuries have continued to plague the talented tight end. After playing in 15 games his rookie year, he missed five games last year and will... Read More

2 months ago

Aldrick Rosas Has Another Game Without a Field Goal

New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas was quiet again on Sunday despite the Giants scoring 36 points. The former Pro Bowler connected on four of his five extra points and didn't attempt a field goal. He's off the streaming radar next week.

2 months ago

Giants Defense Solid In Win Over Dolphins

The New York Giants Defense held the Dolphins to 20 points on Sunday, notched three sacks, recovered a fumble and recorded a safety. They were also unable to intercept Ryan Fitzpatrick, who had thrown an interception in three straight games and four of his last five. It was a solid day overall, but the Giants... Read More

2 months ago


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