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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 144 articles so far, you can find them below.


The King's Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Week 6

Welcome to Week 6, 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 off 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 days ago

Buys and Sells - The King's Guide for Week 6

There is still time to make impactful deals this weekend before the bulk of the Sunday games start. It’s all about how you approach the deal. In this space, we not only provide trade targets, we supply you with strategies for accomplishing what you want in terms of acquisitions. Many owners don’t get deals done... Read More

4 days ago

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

Welcome back, RotoBallers!  Below you will find my Week Six 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 5 days ago

Fantasy Confusion in Kansas City

The postgame scene in front of Travis Kelce’s locker spoke volumes about Kansas City’s Sunday Night Football loss to the Colts from both reality and fantasy perspectives. According to ESPN’s Adam Teicher, Travis Kelce was sitting alone with his head in his hands after most of the locker room had cleared out. Indianapolis had just... Read More

6 days ago

D.K. Metcalf (WR, SEA) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 57% of Leagues ANALYSIS: We now are starting to get into the true meat of the byes, as there are at least four teams off in six of the nest seven weeks. So you have to aggressively pursue quality depth. D.K. Metcalf has already emerged as a... Read More

1 week ago


The King's Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Week 5

Welcome to Week 5, 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 off 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 week ago

Buys and Sells - The King's Guide for Week 5

It has been a very busy week on the fantasy trade market. A major reason for the flurry of trade talks is there just weren't a lot of significant impact players on free agency this week. If you really want to improve your team heading into Week 5, you have to make a deal before... Read More

1 week ago

Will Dissly - Fantasy Football's New Star Tight End

You can mark down September 15 2019 as the day Will Dissly of the Seattle Seahawks truly made his way onto the fantasy football radar. He caught two TD passes in a road win at Pittsburgh, finishing with five receptions for 50 yards. It was a stirring win for the Seahawks on Pete Carroll’s birthday,... Read More

2 weeks ago

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

Welcome back, RotoBallers!  Below you will find my Week Four 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 weeks ago

Fantasy Football Injuries - Stash 'Em or Drop 'Em?

Fantasy players are generally impatient sorts. That’s not a criticism, just a reality. There are only 13 regular season matchups and the results of every game feel so heavily magnified. Owners always want to improve their team, and they want to improve it now! So naturally, many fantasy owners don’t have the endurance or composure... Read More

2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

The King's Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Week 4

Welcome to Week 4, 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 off 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 weeks ago

The King's Week 4 Buy and Sell Guide

As the bye weeks roll in and the injuries mount, the fantasy football trade market is getting very busy. There are perceived voids at running back that is prompting many discussions in a lot of leagues, and the impact of some QB issues are still being felt. At RB, Le’Veon Bell owners feel needy because... Read More

3 weeks ago

Melvin Gordon Returns: Fantasy Scenarios to Consider

Controversy reigned throughout the preseason during the Melvin Gordon holdout. No one knew if and when it was going to end, and when was exactly the right time to take a shot on him during a fantasy football draft. Ultimately, it did not turn out to be a Le’Veon Bell season-long holdout, but it was... Read More

3 weeks ago

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

Welcome back, RotoBallers!  Below you will find my Week Four 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 3 weeks ago


Daniel Jones Erupts (That's Nice, Now Do It Again)

It has been a whirlwind six-month run for Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. He went from being the draft choice that no one wanted in April to a highly praised savior and successor to Eli Manning on Sunday. His impressive performance against Tampa Bay also has stirred a lot of Fantasy interest, but not to... Read More

3 weeks ago

Jordan Akins (TE, HOU) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of leagues ANALYSIS: When the Houston Texans tight ends scored three TDs in Sunday’s game against the Chargers, it was certainly a departure from the norm at that position. Normally, the Texans TEs are utilized as blockers, but this time they surprised the Chargers... Read More

3 weeks ago

The King's Week 3 Lineup Spotlight - Key Starters and Tough Calls

Welcome to Week 3, RotoBallers! Below you will find some of my spotlight plays and tough lineup decisions for Week 3 of the fantasy football season. These are based off my Premium Weekly Lineup Rankings, available as part of the RotoBaller's NFL Premium Pass. Enter promo code KING at checkout for a 10% discount and... Read More

3 weeks ago

Essential Fantasy Football Running Back Handcuffs: Get 'Em Now

When James Conner left last Sunday’s game with a knee injury, his owners immediately consulted their league’s free-agent list to see if Jaylen Samuels was available. Damien Williams and LeSean McCoy were both uncertain for this week, and many Fantasy players put in waiver claims for Darwin Thompson, who was cut early in the season... Read More

3 weeks ago

The Resurrected 49ers Are Filling Fantasy Needs

Last year, the San Francisco 49ers offense didn’t offer us much in terms of fantasy production. Jimmy Garoppolo and Jerick McKinnon, projected to be the team’s most relevant players, had their seasons ruined by injuries. Marquise Goodwin was a disappointment who ended up on the free-agent list. But this season’s 49ers are a different team... Read More

4 weeks ago


The King's Week 3 Buy and Sell Guide

The Fantasy Football trade market is certainly heating up in Week 3, as injuries have created some true areas of need on many rosters. As soon as it was announced that Drew Brees was going to miss a significant amount of time, aggressive fantasy owners who had two quality starter types at QB reached out... Read More

4 weeks ago

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

Welcome back, RotoBallers!  Below you will find my Week Three 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 4 weeks ago

Preston Williams (WR, MIA) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ team PPR leagues OWNED IN: 2% owned ANALYSIS:Most people will scoff or just outright bust a gut laughing at the simple mention of picking up any Miami Dolphin right now. But this undrafted free agent might actually turn out to be their best pass-catcher. With the team constantly playing from behind,... Read More

4 weeks ago

The King's Week 2 Lineup Spotlight - Key Starters and Tough Calls

Welcome to Week 2, RotoBallers! Below you will find some of my spotlight plays and tough lineup decisions for Week 2 of the fantasy football season. These are based off my Premium Weekly Lineup rankings, available as part of the RotoBaller's NFL Premium Pass. Enter promo code KING at checkout for a 10% discount and... Read More

1 month ago

The King's Week 2 Buy and Sell Guide

It is very early in the 2019 fantasy football season, but many owners will be reactionary and panic after just one week of action and results. You can take advantage by trying to buy low on guys that are much likely to bounce back quickly and deliver better results in the longer term, or through... Read More

1 month ago


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

Welcome back, RotoBallers!  Below you will find my Week Two 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 1 month ago

Rookie Receiver Breakouts from Week 1: Trust or Bust?

Rookie wide receivers are generally hard to trust in fantasy football. Last year’s class, for example, did not produce any regular fantasy starters, although players such as Calvin Ridley, D.J. Moore, Dante Pettis, Christian Kirk and Michael Gallup all showed some promise. Ridley was the best of the bunch with 64 catches for 821 yards... Read More

1 month ago

The King's Week 1 Lineup Spotlight - Key Starters and Tough Calls

Welcome to Week 1, RotoBallers! Below you will find some of my spotlight plays and tough lineup decisions for Week 1 of the fantasy football season. These are based off my Premium Weekly Lineup rankings, available as part of the RotoBaller Seasonal Premium Fantasy Football Package. Enter promo code KING at checkout and get access... Read More

1 month ago

Fantasy Injury Exam Room - Week 1 Outlooks: Amari Cooper, Stefon Diggs, More

In our weekly feature in collaboration with Inside Injuries, we take a comprehensive weekly look into major injuries and their fantasy football implications. The medical team at Inside Injuries breaks down each player’s outlook from physical perspectives. RotoBaller then provides in-depth fantasy recommendations based on the impact of every injury scouting report. It’s an unrivaled combination of medical and... Read More

1 month ago

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

Welcome back, RotoBallers! The NFL season is finally here, and below you will find my Week One 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... Read More

PREMIUM 1 month ago


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We Must Overreact Immediately! Week 6 Outliers

In Week 6, several players exploded in fantasy lineups. There were a few receivers that were above the rest of the pack in Week 6, such as Stefon Diggs, Terry McLaurin, Chris Godwin and Tyreek Hill, but there shouldn't be any surprises there as those guys should have been in fantasy lineups. At the quarterback... Read More


Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 7

The bye week difficulties continue this week with Carolina, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Tampa Bay all getting their rest in Week 7. It should be noted, however, that just because a player is currently in their bye week, doesn't mean you should avoid them on the waiver wire. In fact, this is often the easiest way... Read More


Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

All of a sudden, the Chargers look like one of the worst teams in football and the Jets look like a playoff contender. Maybe things won't shake out that way in the end but it goes to show how quickly things change in the "Not For Long" NFL. For that reason, we advise looking at... Read More


The Cut List - Players on the Chopping Block (Week 7)

This is your weekly list of players to drop. I will do my best to limit this list to injured players and players you might consider holding. If you roster pure handcuffs or backups, obviously you can let them go at any time. The players on this list will, ideally, be guys that aren't clearly... Read More


Week 7 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 7 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 7 of the NFL and fantasy football season. In case you missed it, this is our seventh year now writing this weekly column. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver... Read More


Week 7 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Week 6 is done, and we've seen some outstanding games thus far. We've also seen a lot of surprising teams through six weeks. The San Francisco 49ers, after picking in the top 10 for four straight years, are 5-0 with one of the most complete teams in football. As far as kickers go, we're seeing... Read More


Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7

Some of you have been rewarded for your meticulous roster planning by receiving excellent production from your running backs. Unfortunately, many of you have been equally prepared when making roster decisions, but have been undermined by injuries, inconsistent usage, or underwhelming performances. If that applies to you, then those unwanted outcomes have forced you to... Read More


Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7

We weren't really surprised by the top-scoring fantasy wide receivers from Week 6. Out of the top-20 receivers, only Jamison Crowder, Auden Tate and Jaron Brown were less than 50% owned. Jaron Brown (0% owned) was only targeted five times but he scored two touchdowns off of those five targets. Auden Tate (23% owned) hauled... Read More


Tight End Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers – Week 7

Another week, another four teams on bye in the NFL. Fantasy football players are going to have to make due this week without Carolina’s Greg Olsen, Tampa Bay’s O.J. Howard and Pittsburgh’s Vance McDonald, not to mention Seattle’s Will Dissly, who was injured this past Sunday. It could be a worse week for fantasy players... Read More


Quarterback Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers - Week 7

It was another big week at the quarterback position, as five quarterbacks topped 30 points and 12 scored more than 20 heading into Sunday Night Football. Most of the big performers were players we expect, such as Matt Ryan and Deshaun Watson, but we also got some surprising starts from quarterbacks who are widely available.... Read More


Waiver Wire Express - Week 7 Lightning Round

The Jets are back! OK, maybe not back because they were never here but at least there's some actual hope and fantasy value to be had from a previously winless team. The tight end landscape has changed drastically again, as Hunter Henry returns right at 60% ownership, while breakout second-year Seahawk Will Dissly's season appears... Read More


Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups List

Back by popular demand in 2019... RotoBaller has brought back for the NFL season our Ultimate 2019 Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Pickups List.  Be sure to also try our other lineup tools below. Using your phone? Be sure to also download our free app which includes news, notifications, injury alerts & articles.   Rankings WizardWeekly... Read More


Fantasy Football News and Injuries - Running Updates

Below is a quick-hit list of running notes on relevant injuries and player news, including pre-game reports and live in-game updates. Stay tuned for updates all throughout the week and on Sunday morning game day:   Week 6 Amari Cooper (quad) has been ruled out for the game. Will Dissly went down with a non-contact achilles... Read More


Week 6 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football weekly rankings, tiers, player news and stats for the 2019 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings     Fantasy... Read More


NFL Matchup Ratings Tool - Weekly Player Projections

  If you see the red "Upgrade" button below, then you are not a Premium subscriber, or have not yet logged in. Learn more about our NFL Matchup Ratings and projections system.   NFL Matchup Ratings - Weekly Lineup Projections FLEX RB WR TE QB DEF K ** click column headers to sort table Player... Read More