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About Scott Engel - RotoBaller

20-plus year veteran of the Fantasy industry, inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association's Hall of Fame. Four-time FSWA award winner and nine-time finalist. Former Senior Writer and Managing Editor at CBS SportsLine, Fantasy Analyst and Editor at ESPN and Managing Director of RotoExperts. Longtime SiriusXM Fantasy morning drive host. Fantasy Writer and Contributor for Seahawks.com. Nationally syndicated writer and credentialed media member.

Scott Engel - RotoBaller has written 196 articles so far, you can find them below.


The King's Keeper Corner: NFL Postseason Impacts on Player Outlooks

With a break in the postseason NFL action, it is time to reflect on what we have seen in the playoffs so far and how certain performances will affect fantasy football outlooks in keeper and dynasty formats. How players respond and what they deliver at the most intense and critical times of the season can... Read More

6 days ago

Four and Out: Fantasy Outlooks for Divisional Round Losers

For the four teams that were eliminated in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs, the offseason has begun. For many fantasy football owners, the days have already started counting down to next season. Owners in dynasty leagues have started to mull over their decisions.  How some guys perform in the playoffs can certainly alter... Read More

2 weeks ago

How the Titans-Ravens Upset May Alter Fantasy Outlooks

Saturday’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Titans and Ravens may have been much more than just the biggest upset of the NFL season. It was also an event that might have quickly changed perceptions about two prominent players in the early part of 2020 fantasy football drafts and altered some thoughts about them as... Read More

2 weeks ago

Flying Low: The Jets Continue to Frustrate Fantasy Owners

If you talk to a New York Jets fan, they will likely share numerous stories of disappointment and tales of woe. A heavy portion of their fans were not old enough to see them win the franchise’s only Super Bowl title. Since the 1970 merger, the Jets have never even played in a Super Bowl,... Read More

4 weeks ago

Aaron Rodgers: End of an Elite Fantasy Era?

The Packers are back in the NFL Playoffs for the first time in three years, and they have earned the top seed in the NFC. If we told you that was going to be the case before the season started, you would have thought they were rewarded with home-field advantage throughout the playoffs because of... Read More

4 weeks ago


Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Week 17

Welcome to Week 17, RotoBallers! Below you will find some of my spotlight plays and tough lineup decisions for the upcoming week of the fantasy football playoffs. It is with mixed feelings that I greet you this week, as I am glad you made it to your league Super Bowl. But I also honestly angry... Read More

1 month ago

Week 17 Watch List: Fantasy Football Auditions for 2020?

If you're lucky enough to play in a reasonable league that does not schedule its championship during Week 17, then you obviously don't have to worry about players' fantasy impact for the rest of this year. However, you should now be in advanced scouting mode. This is especially true if you are a dynasty or... Read More

1 month ago

Seattle RB Outlooks: DFS, Seasonal and Dynasty Perspectives

It’s fine, RotoBallers. You can admit you did it. Some of us already have. In fact, I’m doing it now (and loving it). I’m of course referring to looking at the Sunday Night Showdown on DraftKings to see where Marshawn Lynch is priced. As soon as he signed with the Seahawks to finish out their... Read More

1 month ago

The King's Week 17 Lineup Rankings and Analysis (Premium Content)

Welcome back, RotoBallers! Below you will find my Week 17 fantasy football lineup rankings for those who are unfortunately playing in a Week 17 Super Bowl matchup. The ranks are available in PPR, Half PPR, and Standard formats. They will be updated as needed, so make sure to check back for the latest versions, especially on... Read More

PREMIUM 1 month ago

Scott Engel's Premium NFL Rankings (Premium Content)

  Below you will find Scott "The King" Engel's Premium rankings. These rankings are only available to Premium subscribers. All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard.   The King's Weekly In-Season Lineup Rankings   The King's Preseason Draft Rankings

PREMIUM 1 month ago


The King's Fantasy Super Bowl Winning Performers

There is a clearly identifiable core group that has led you to your fantasy football Super Bowl. You know who your must-starts and essential players are as you head into the big game. But as with any championship team in any sport, there are “role players” that support your nucleus of standouts. In fantasy football,... Read More

1 month ago

The King's Week 16 Lineup Rankings and Analysis (Premium Content)

Welcome back, RotoBallers! Below you will find my Week 16 fantasy football lineup rankings for your Super Bowl matchup. The ranks are available in PPR, Half PPR, and Standard formats. They will be updated as needed, so make sure to check back for the latest versions, especially on the weekends. Skill Position analysis versus the FantasyPros... Read More

PREMIUM 1 month ago

Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Week 15

Welcome to Week 15, RotoBallers! Below you will find some of my spotlight plays and tough lineup decisions for the upcoming week of the fantasy football playoffs. These player selections are based on my Premium Weekly Lineup Rankings, available as part of the RotoBaller's NFL Premium Pass. Enter promo code KING at checkout for a... Read More

1 month ago

Week 15 Panic Room: Outlooks for Slumping and Injured Players

As you set your Week 15 fantasy football playoff lineups, there may be some players who make you feel very uncomfortable about starting them. Based on recent lackluster performances, injuries, or just an intangible bad vibe, it's a struggle to insert them into your lineup in a do-or-die week. But you may also nervous be... Read More

2 months ago

Drew Lock: Is He Ready For Fantasy Football Playoff Consideration?

There is much excitement in Denver after Drew Lock put on an air display at Houston last week. In just his second NFL start, the rookie threw for 309 yards and three TD passes, all in the first half, as the Broncos stunned the AFC South leaders, 38-24. The final score doesn’t indicate what type... Read More

2 months ago


Survive and Advance: The King's Guide to Fantasy Football Playoff Sanity and Success

As the playoffs progress in the NFL every season, media coverage ramps up. By the time we get to Super Bowl week, it's become a full-blown circus. There are microphones and recorders being shoved in players' faces at every waking moment, and the questions never stop. As the fantasy football playoffs move ahead, there is... Read More

2 months ago

The King's Week 15 Lineup Rankings and Analysis (Premium Content)

Welcome back, RotoBallers! Below you will find my Week 15 fantasy football lineup rankings for the second round of your playoffs. The ranks are available in PPR, Half PPR, and Standard formats. They will be updated as needed, so make sure to check back for the latest versions, especially on the weekends. Skill Position analysis versus... Read More

PREMIUM 2 months ago

Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Week 14

Welcome to Week 14, RotoBallers! Below you will find some of my spotlight plays and tough lineup decisions for the upcoming week of the fantasy football playoffs. These player selections are based on my Premium Weekly Lineup Rankings, available as part of the RotoBaller's NFL Premium Pass. Enter promo code KING at checkout for a... Read More

2 months ago

Fantasy Football Playoff RB Handcuffs: Add Them Now!

The fantasy football postseason has begun, so it’s time to re-evaluate your depth, especially at running back. With only three weeks left on most fantasy scoreboards and each matchup possibly being your last, there is no more time for stashing players for potential contributions later. You also cannot waste roster space on guys who will... Read More

2 months ago

Playoffs Panic Room? Outlooks for Slumping WRs and RBs

As your fantasy football playoffs open, some of your projected starters have not performed up to expectations in recent weeks. But knowing their track records of production in the past and/or earlier this year, it may be hard to sit them. You want reassurance on some of these suddenly lackluster players before the postseason begins.... Read More

2 months ago


The King's Week 14 Lineup Rankings and Analysis (Premium Content)

Welcome back, RotoBallers! Below you will find my Week 14 fantasy football lineup rankings for the first round of your playoffs. The ranks are available in PPR, Half PPR, and Standard formats. They will be updated as needed, so make sure to check back for the latest versions, especially on the weekends. Skill Position analysis versus... Read More

PREMIUM 2 months ago

Lamar Jackson: MVP in Reality and Fantasy?

The NFL MVP talk is generating a lot of buzz right now as two QBs, Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson, are the clear frontrunners. The honor almost always goes to a signal-caller, and the fact that two dual-threat types are the top candidates shows how the position has clearly evolved. Quarterback is still the most... Read More

2 months ago

Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Week 13

Welcome to Week 13, RotoBallers! Below you will find some of my spotlight plays and tough lineup decisions for the upcoming week of the fantasy football season. These player selections are based on my Premium Weekly Lineup Rankings, available as part of the RotoBaller's NFL Premium Pass. Enter promo code KING at checkout for a... Read More

2 months ago

Comeback Mode: Upside Plays for Post-Thursday Lineup Deficits

On Fridays after a Thursday night game, fantasy owners tend to get anxious if they have fallen behind after one game has wrapped. That is usually an overreaction, as the results of one single game are not a true indication of where their matchup's final score will end up. But after three games have been... Read More

2 months ago

Splitting RBs in Seattle? Examining Chris Carson & Rashaad Penny

For the second time this season, Chris Carson’s fantasy owners are concerned about his workload because of fumbling issues. This time, his outlook seems to be more uncertain than it was earlier in the season. Prior to this season, losing the ball was never a major issue for Carson, as he lost fumbles five times... Read More

2 months ago


The King's Week 13 Lineup Rankings and Analysis (Premium Content)

Welcome back, RotoBallers! Below you will find my Week 13 fantasy football lineup rankings. The ranks are available in PPR, Half PPR, and Standard formats. They will be updated as needed, so make sure to check back for the latest versions, especially on the weekends. Skill Position analysis versus the FantasyPros industry Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR)... Read More

PREMIUM 2 months ago

Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Week 12

Welcome to Week 12, RotoBallers! Below you will find some of my spotlight plays and tough lineup decisions for the upcoming week of the fantasy football season. These player selections are based on my Premium Weekly Lineup Rankings, available as part of the RotoBaller's NFL Premium Pass. Enter promo code KING at checkout for a... Read More

2 months ago

Running Confusion: Fantasy RB Uncertainty in Philadelphia

When the Eagles signed Jay Ajayi before Week 11, many fantasy players became more intrigued about the Philadelphia backfield. Jordan Howard was dealing with a shoulder injury, Darren Sproles was done for the year, and Miles Sanders seemed to be unreliable. Could Ajayi really come off the street after no preseason and 10 weeks of... Read More

2 months ago

Buys and Sells - The King's Deadline Trade Targets

This is your last chance to improve your fantasy football team in a highly impactful way this week. That’s because the trade deadline is here in most leagues. You may only have a day or two left to make a significant move as you read this. So stop playing around and get serious. Don’t waste... Read More

2 months ago

The King's Week 12 Lineup Rankings and Analysis (Premium Content)

Welcome back, RotoBallers! Below you will find my Week 12 fantasy football lineup rankings. The ranks are available in PPR, Half PPR, and Standard formats. They will be updated as needed, so make sure to check back for the latest versions, especially on the weekends. Skill Position analysis versus the FantasyPros industry Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR)... Read More

PREMIUM 2 months ago


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With a break in the postseason NFL action, it is time to reflect on what we have seen in the playoffs so far and how certain performances will affect fantasy football outlooks in keeper and dynasty formats. How players respond and what they deliver at the most intense and critical times of the season can... Read More


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Goodbye Runners, Hello Pass-Catching RBs: 2019 Season Trends

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