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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.


Giants Defense Should Be Avoided

The New York Giants Defense is one to avoid on Monday when they take on a Cowboys team that hung 35 points on them during the first week of the season. The Giants have been generating more pressure on the quarterback in recent weeks, but the Cowboys have an elite offensive line and the receivers... Read More

4 months ago

Evan Engram Could Be The Key For The Giants On Monday

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram finds himself in another tough spot against the Cowboys on Monday. Engram has been a disappointment since returning from his MCL injury and now gets more competition for targets with Sterling Shepard back from his concussion. However, now three weeks removed from injuring his MCL, it's possible that... Read More

4 months ago

Golden Tate Remains A Sell-High Before Monday Night

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate is still an ideal sell-high candidate prior to this week's showdown against the Cowboys. Sterling Shepard (concussion) has already returned to practice, which will cut into Tate's targets. Since the Cowboys are currently allowing the second-fewest fantasy points to wide receivers, Tate remains unlikely to deliver a strong... Read More

4 months ago

Saquon Barkley Gets A Challenge On Monday

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley will face a tough test when the Giants take on the Cowboys on Monday night. The Cowboys are currently 12th in the NFL in points per game allowed to running backs; however, their pass defense is even stingier, which means the Giants will likely have to succeed on... Read More

4 months ago

Daniel Jones Not Streamable On Sunday

New York Giants starting quarterback Daniel Jones is off the streaming radar in single-quarterback leagues when he takes on the Cowboys on Monday. The rookie beat up on a depleted Lions secondary last week, but he'll find the sledding much tougher this week. The Cowboys come into the game giving up the fifth-fewest fantasy points... Read More

4 months ago


The Forthcoming Resurrection of Cam Newton

After Kyle Allen’s 4-0 start as the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, many fans and analysts were clamoring for his permanent placement atop the depth chart. They believed Cam Newton was essentially finished and less efficient than Allen when he was actually on the field. Then Allen imploded against a tough San Francisco defense... Read More

4 months ago

Giants Defense Serviceable Against The Lions

The New York Giants Defense continued to get pressure on the quarterback, sacking Matt Stafford four times on Sunday. They were also able to intercept him once and cause a fumble, but that’s where the good news ends. Stafford picked apart the Giants through the air as Detroit gained 375 yards of total offense. They’re... Read More

4 months ago

Aldrick Rosas Misses Extra Point on Sunday

New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas had another uneventful day on Sunday. He missed his first extra point of the season, hitting two of three, and didn’t attempt a field goal all game. He’s not on the fantasy radar.

4 months ago

Daniel Jones Lights Up Lions

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones took advantage of a depleted Lions secondary on Sunday, throwing for 322 yards and four touchdowns on 68% completions. The rookie desperately needed a good game after four questionable starts in a row. Jones has a long leash and will be getting one more option back next week when... Read More

4 months ago

Darius Slayton Emerging As Deep Threat

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton has become the ultimate big-play option with Daniel Jones under center after the rookie wide receiver caught two passes for 50 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday against the Lions. However, being a deep-play threat on the Giants hasn't led to consistent success, and Sterling Shepard (concussion) is... Read More

4 months ago


Evan Engram Saves Day With Touchdown

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram had another down game on Sunday, catching four passes for 40 yards. He did find his way into the end zone, making his game palatable for fantasy owners; however, it’s possible that Engram returned too soon for his MCL injury. He doesn’t look as explosive as he did... Read More

4 months ago

Golden Tate Leads Giants In Receiving In Week 8

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate caught eight passes for 85 yards in his revenge game against the Lions on Sunday. It was a solid game in PPR formats, but not the blow-up game many people were hoping for against a depleted Lions secondary. With Sterling Shepard (concussion) likely to return next week, Golden... Read More

4 months ago

Saquon Barkley Salvages Day Through The Air

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley had an underwhelming but productive day for the Giants on Sunday versus the Lions. The franchise star was contained on the ground, totaling 64 yards and 19 carries, but he finally got involved in the passing game, catching eight passes for 79 yards and a touchdown. Although the... Read More

4 months ago

Rhett Ellison Not Playable On Sunday

New York Giants back-up tight end Rhett Ellison isn’t playable on Sunday with Evan Engram (knee) still in the lineup. Ellison may have caught a touchdown last week, but the Cardinals game was sloppy and Engram was only in his first game back. Ellison may be an interesting stash in deeper leagues if the Giants... Read More

4 months ago

Daniel Jones Has Good Matchup on Sunday

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has another positive matchup on Sunday versus the Lions. The Lions secondary will be short-handed with Darius Slay out and Quandre Diggs traded, which should open up opportunities for Jones. The rookie hasn’t been particularly good since his first start against Tampa Bay, so he’s not on the streaming... Read More

4 months ago


Players to Buy Before the Trade Deadline

The NFL trade deadline is now less than a week away, which gives you just enough time to get ahead of your competition. The deadline hasn't historically been filled with a flurry of moves, but we're at a time in the fantasy seasons where the end of our benches should be filled with high-end stashes... Read More

4 months ago

NCAA Prospects To Watch: Week 9

Mock draft season is heating up with some big-name outlets making major changes to their boards – Joe Burrow vaulting into the top spot for some. While there is still time for even more changes, it makes for an exciting time to watch some of these guys rising up boards in order to see if... Read More

4 months ago

Aldrick Rosas Is On The Verge Of Streaming

New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas is on the verge of being streamable this week against the Lions. The former Pro Bowler hasn't had much success this year and has yet to make more than one field goal in a game all season. However, he's in a good matchup. The Giants figure to move the... Read More

4 months ago

Giants Defense Is Still One To Avoid

The New York Giants Defense is still one to avoid in fantasy despite the Lions being without starting running back Kerryon Johnson. Last week the Cardinals back-up, Chase Edmonds, tore through the Giants run defense, so Lions rookie Ty Johnson might do the exact same thing. If the Lions decide to go the air more,... Read More

4 months ago

Darius Slayton Gets Plus Matchup On Sunday

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton gets a reprieve on Sunday after facing the elite coverage of Patrick Peterson last week. With Sterling Shepard (concussion) out one more week, Slayton will remain the main deep threat on the outside for Daniel Jones. He'll also be going up against a secondary without its top corner... Read More

4 months ago


Golden Tate Likely To See Positive Game Script On Sunday

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate will look to take advantage of another solid matchup on Sunday against the Lions. Tate has seen at least six targets in every game this season since coming back from suspension, so he seems to have Daniel Jones' trust. With Sterling Shepard expected to miss one more game... Read More

4 months ago

Evan Engram Looks To Get Back On Track

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram will look to rebound from a disappointing performance last week against the Cardinals. The third-year pro's name has come up in trade discussions, but the Giants are just hoping he produces on the field. For all the talk of Engram's explosiveness, he's only topped 54 yards receiving in... Read More

4 months ago

Saquon Barkley Take Backseat To Passing Game On Sunday

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley's matchup on Sunday is tougher than it looks at first glance. On the season, the Lions allow the fifth-most fantasy points to running backs; however, a lot of that has to do with an earlier injury to defensive tackle Damon Harrison. Over the last three games, the Lions... Read More

4 months ago

Giants Defense Has Solid Fantasy Day

The New York Giants Defense had a solid fantasy day on Sunday versus the Cardinals. Their defensive line put little pressure on Kyler Murray, and they got abused on the ground by Chase Edmonds, but you don't have to be a good real defense to have a good fantasy day. The rainy conditions prevented Murray... Read More

4 months ago

Aldrick Rosas Misses Only Field-Goal Attempt For Giants

New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas made all three of his extra points but missed a 37-yard field goal on Sunday afternoon. Obviously the rainy conditions weren't ideal for kicking, but Rosas simply isn't getting enough opportunities this season to be fantasy viable.

4 months ago


Rhett Ellison Catches A Touchdown For The Giants

New York Giants tight end Rhett Ellison secured two catches for 33 yards and a touchdown on Sunday against the Cardinals. The Cardinals are the worst defense in the league against tight ends, and Evan Engram didn't come to play on Sunday, so Ellison was able to take advantage. Those were his only two targets... Read More

4 months ago

Golden Tate Leads Giants In Receiving

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate led the team with 80 yards and six catches on 11 targets. The slot receiver was expected to be a featured option given the sloppy weather and Patrick Peterson's presence on the outside, and he didn't disappoint. With Sterling Shepard likely to return from his concussion in the... Read More

4 months ago

Evan Engram Disappoints Against Cardinals

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram let down Giants fans and fantasy owners alike on Sunday. Going up against the league's worst defense against tight ends, Engram fell on his face with only one catch for six yards on five targets. Engram left the game briefly in the third quarter with a head/neck injury,... Read More

4 months ago

Daniel Jones Under Constant Pressure Versus Cardinals

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was let down by his offensive line on Sunday against the Cardinals. Jones was sacked eight times and hit 12 times on the afternoon. He had no time to throw, and the rainy conditions made it hard to drive the ball deep. The rookie signal-caller finished with 223 yards... Read More

4 months ago

Saquon Barkley Returns From Injury In Sloppy Loss

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley returned to action in Sunday's loss after missing three games with a sprained ankle. He rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries while recording eight yards on three catches. It was a rainy game with an incredibly slick field, and Barkley had his injured ankle... Read More

4 months ago


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