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About Steve Janik - RotoBaller

25 - Big Baseball/Football Guy - There's not much that I don't find at least somewhat interesting.

Steve Janik - RotoBaller has written 54 articles so far, you can find them below.


Top NFL Betting Expert Picks For Conference Championship Week

San Francisco and Minnesota made me a little nervous early, scoring 24 combined points in the first half, but things slowed down in the second and the under hit comfortably. Baltimore just totally fell apart, and were stunned by the Titans, after being the top seed in the AFC. Green Bay teetered on blowing their... Read More

2 days ago

Top NFL Betting Expert Picks For The Divisional Round

It was a good Wild Card Round from betting purposes, that is of course if you didn't bet it all on the Patriots. It's hard to picture a time when you've seen New England struggle so much on offense, but Tennessee did what they needed to do. Buffalo completely fell apart in the second half... Read More

1 week ago

Jared Cook Draws Tough Matchup Against Vikings

New Orleans Saints tight end Jared Cook has been red-hot of late, scoring five touchdowns over the last four games. His matchup against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday is a tough draw as well, as the Vikes have allowed just one touchdown to tight ends all season. However, quarterback Drew Brees has started trusting his... Read More

2 weeks ago

Tre'Quan Smith A Risky Bet In Wild-Card Round

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith is coming off his best game of the season, catching five passes for 56 yards and a score. However, that was in a 42-10 blowout win over Carolina. Smith has scored four times since Week 12, but aside from last week, he hasn't caught more than three passes... Read More

2 weeks ago

Ted Ginn Not A Good Option Against Vikings

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn should be considered nothing more than a GPP dart throw for the wild-card matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. The 34-year-old hasn't scored in six weeks and has just six receptions on 11 targets in the last five games. The Vikings have a solid secondary, but quarterback Drew Brees just... Read More

2 weeks ago


Michael Thomas A Top Option For Wild-Card Round

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas has a wonderful matchup against the Minnesota Vikings in the wild-card on Sunday. Thomas recently broke the NFL's single-season receptions record, but he's also accrued 1,725 yards and nine touchdowns this year. He's arguably been the most steady source of fantasy points in the league. He'll draw Xavier... Read More

2 weeks ago

Latavius Murray Has Some Flex Appeal Against Vikings

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray has performed well in a backup role to Alvin Kamara this season, but a wild-card matchup with the Minnesota Vikings proves to be a tough spot. Murray is very much a touchdown-dependent fantasy option, but he does have 34 receptions on the season, adding some PPR value to... Read More

2 weeks ago

Alvin Kamara Peaking At Right Time

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara scored four times in the last two games to end the regular season, and he heads into a middling matchup against the Minnesota Vikings in the wild-card round. Before Week 16, Kamara hadn't had a very impressive season, but he seems to be coming into his own when... Read More

2 weeks ago

Drew Brees Looks To Continue Hot Play In Wild-Card Round

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is looking to continue his red-hot play in the wild-card  matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Over his last five games, he's thrown 16 touchdowns and no interceptions and has led the Saints to a 4-1 record. Against the Vikings, Brees should be able to exploit a secondary that has... Read More

2 weeks ago

Top NFL Betting Expert Picks For Wild Card Round (1/5/20)

We ended the regular season at the same pace we've been on all year. Jameis Winston did what he needed to do help the total go over in overtime, meanwhile the Rams took care of business in a meaningless game. Week 17 Picks: 2-2 (50%) 2019-20 Picks: 33-33 (50%) As we begin the NFL playoffs, finding... Read More

2 weeks ago


Steelers Defense Gets Prime Spot Against Ravens Backups

The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense will face off with the AFC-leading Baltimore Ravens in Week 17, albeit without Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram. The Steelers house arguably the best defense in football, so not having to face the most electric player in football definitely gives them a fantasy boost. TJ Watt is a candidate for AFC... Read More

3 weeks ago

Vance McDonald Not An Option Against Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald can safely be left off your fantasy lineups in Week 17 against the Baltimore Ravens. McDonald has had a down year, catching just 36 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns, and has just 34 yards on eight catches over the last four games. On a fantasy point per... Read More

3 weeks ago

Diontae Johnson Looking To Finish Rookie Season Strong

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is fresh off the best game of his rookie season, where he caught eight balls for 81 yards and a score against the Jets. Now in Week 17, Johnson will rely on the Ravens secondary worrying about JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington to produce. Since Baltimore is expected to... Read More

3 weeks ago

James Washington A Flex Option Against Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington has really come into his own over the second half of this season. Often serving as the team's WR1 in JuJu Smith-Schuster's absence, Washington has 44 receptions for 735 yards and three scores in his second full campaign. Against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Washington could slip behind the... Read More

3 weeks ago

JuJu Smith-Schuster Doesn't Offer Much Upside In Week 17

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster draws a tough card in Week 17 against the Baltimore Ravens. The USC product returned to action last Sunday after missing four games with a concussion and lingering knee issue. However, he proceeded to catch just two passes for 22 yards in a bad loss to the Jets. While... Read More

3 weeks ago


James Conner Out Against Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (quadriceps) will not play in the 2019 regular season finale against the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced on Friday. Conner went down with the leg injury against the Jets last Sunday and will cede the starting role to Benny Snell Jr., who rushed for just 14 yards on seven... Read More

3 weeks ago

Benny Snell Jr. Could See Increased Workload

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. may wind up serving as the full-time back if James Conner (quad) is unable to go. Conner has missed practice all week after toting just six carries a week ago, before going down with the injury. However, in Snell's seven carries against the Jets, he rushed for just... Read More

3 weeks ago

Devlin Hodges Sees Tough Week 17 Matchup

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Devlin Hodges gets to face off with the Baltimore Ravens in a win-or-go-home matchup on Sunday. Hodges has started each of the last four games, and despite being benched in Week 16 for Mason Rudolph (shoulder), the rookie will get his fifth straight start since Rudolph got placed on injured reserve. The... Read More

3 weeks ago

Top NFL Betting Expert Picks For Week 17 (12/29/19)

We had a great Week 16 which put my regular season total back to .500, which is about where we've hovered all year. The Patriots got the week off to a hot start by squeaking by with a seven-point win, meanwhile the Saints took care of business thanks to arguably the best connection in football.... Read More

3 weeks ago

Chris Boswell Connects On Both Kicks In Week 16

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell drilled a 49-yard field goal along with an extra point in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Jets. The field goal make gives him 30 on the year after completing just 20 in 2018, so Boswell is enjoying a nice bounce-back campaign. One could only imagine how much better his year... Read More

4 weeks ago


The Steelers Defense Can't Do It All Against Jets

The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense held the Jets to just 16 points, while piling up two sacks and a forced fumble in Week 16. TJ Watt continued his breakout season with a strip sack in the second quarter, which led to the Steelers only touchdown before the break. While the defense did their part in slowing... Read More

4 weeks ago

Vance McDonald Registers Just Nine Yards Against Jets

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald hauled in three of his six targets for nine yards in Sunday's loss to the New York Jets. The 29-year-old clearly wasn't able to make anything happen with the looks he did receive. After sitting out Week 15 against the Bills, McDonald was hoping to return to greener pastures,... Read More

4 weeks ago

James Washington Catches Five Passes In Week 16

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington caught five of eight targets for 41 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jets. The second-year receiver got shaken up earlier in the game but was able to return, and while he didn't score, he doubled the number of looks that JuJu Smith-Schuster received. Washington and Diontae Johnson have... Read More

4 weeks ago

Diontae Johnson Posts Career Day Against Jets

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught eight of his nine targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Jets. The rookie hauled in the team's only touchdown just before the end of the first half and continued getting looks, regardless if Devlin Hodges or Mason Rudolph was throwing to... Read More

4 weeks ago

JuJu Smith-Schuster Quiet In Return

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster caught half of his four targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Jets. Smith-Schuster dropped his first target, while also having a pass go right through his hands on the team's last play. It was a disappointing effort when the team needed him the most; however,... Read More

4 weeks ago


Diontae Johnson A Risky Pick For Week 16

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson can be viewed as a high-risk WR4 for a Week 16 matchup against the New York Jets. While the Jets secondary has struggled all season, JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) is set to return on Sunday, pushing Johnson behind the latter and James Washington on the depth chart. It's been a... Read More

4 weeks ago

James Washington Likely To Take Step Back Against Jets

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington will return to WR2 duties against the New York Jets on Sunday. JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) was cleared to play and did not carry an injury designation on Friday, allowing him to return after missing the last four games. Washington has performed admirably since taking over the WR1 duties in... Read More

4 weeks ago

James Conner Not In A Favorable Spot On Sunday

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner has a tough matchup on deck when they travel to take on the New York Jets in Week 16. The Jets are fresh off allowing the dynamite Baltimore Ravens offense to rush for 218 yards last week. However, they still rank second in run defense DVOA and have allowed... Read More

4 weeks ago

Devlin Hodges Not An Option Against Jets

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Devlin Hodges isn't worthy of a start in your fantasy championship in Week 16. A road matchup with the Jets is a positive one, but coming off a four-interception performance last week, Hodges is treading on thin ice as the starter in Pittsburgh. It might only take one mistake for head coach Mike... Read More

4 weeks ago

Top NFL Betting Expert Picks For Week 16 (12/22/19)

Rough week to return to picking games as almost everything I predicted, the opposite happened but you'll have these weekends in sports betting. Tampa Bay wasn't far off from hitting the game total themselves, while Pittsburgh really dropped the ball at home against Buffalo. Thanks for reading and best of luck this week! Week 15... Read More

4 weeks ago


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