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About Shawn Caswell - RotoBaller

Baseball nut, father, fitness freak and self proclaimed guru of nothing.

Shawn Caswell - RotoBaller has written 100 articles so far, you can find them below.

Daily Fantasy Baseball Update 5/9: Capital Ace

Who's the Ace of the Nationals this season. Not Stephen Strasburg, not Gio Gonzalez, but none other than the underappreciated Jordan Zimmermann has taken the ball every five days and commanded the strike zone. Zimmermann’s duel with Anibal Sanchez was pushed to Wednesday due to a Tuesday rain out; Zimm came into the game with... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Update 5/8: Good as Gold

The date was February 26th, 2011; a friend and I were watching a Spring Training game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies. In the bottom of the ninth inning a large man who definitely looked like he belonged on a ball field stepped to the plate with two on and delivered a mammoth 3-run... Read More

7 years ago

Jarrod Parker warming up

Daily Fantasy Baseball Update 5/7: Inside the Parker

The Oakland A’s kicked off a four-game series against the Indians on Monday night in Cleveland. Jarrod Parker took to the bump, looking to build off of his last start in which he defeated the Angels. But he took some lumps instead, allowing four home runs to the Indians, all solo shots. Cleveland’s middle infield... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Advice: Close to Closing?

A look at the future of the futile position we love to hate. Boston Red Sox Current Closer: Joel Hanrahan, no, wait...Andrew Bailey, ummm Joel Hanrahan...Houston, Boston...we have a problem. Andrew Bailey was given the job after Joel Hanrahan's season started off with an ERA eclipsing nine and a bout with a strained hamstring which... Read More

7 years ago

Starling Marte

Daily Fantasy Baseball Update 5/6: Starling Silver

In our Daily Fantasy Baseball Update, RotoBaller brings you the latest news and analysis on a daily basis. Starting Marte had two hits over the weekend series as the Pirates hosted the Nationals. Both were home runs. Marte drove in three and stole a base as well, padding his already fantastic numbers. He now sits above Justin... Read More

7 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Market Watch: Buy and Sell Targets, One Month In

A full month of baseball is in the books. Every April a new crop of off-to-the-races, hot-starting players arises. Likewise a few perennial studs limp into May with below-average stats encouraging anxious owners to make hasty moves. What May indicates for "sharky" owners is opportunity to pounce on the weak and bolster their roster for... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Update 5/3: Hunger for Games (Light Schedule Round-Up)

In our Daily Fantasy Baseball Update, RotoBaller brings you the latest news and analysis on a daily basis. With a light schedule today, fantasy rosters were emptier than the home opener at Marlin’s Stadium. Nevertheless, there was plenty of fantasy-relevant news coming out of the day's action. Rocky Mountain Roy? Roy Oswalt is a now with the... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Update 5/2: Napoli-onic Complex?

Mike Napoli (1B/DH, BOS) led the Majors in RBI through April with 29. Apparently he didn't get the memo or possibly neglected to change his calendar yesterday, because he stayed warm and blasted two home runs in the Rogers Centre. The two shots were absolutely demolished at an estimated 472 and 467 feet, respectively.  Napoli finished... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Update 5/1: Don't Bail on Bailey

In our Daily Fantasy Baseball Update, RotoBaller bring you the latest news and analysis on a daily basis Red Sox RP Joel Hanrahan was activated today from the DL. Despite what most “experts” thought, Red Sox Manager John Farrell is likely to keep Andrew Bailey at Closer as he said on MLB Network Radio Tuesday. Hanrahan was less than... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Update 4/30: Giancarlo's Hammy Worrisome?

Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton finally begins to find his offensive groove and BAM, a swinging bunt leads to a blown hammy. The Marlins and Mets took a wild tie game into the 15th, but with one out in the 10th, Stanton hit a slow chopper in front of home plate and pulled up lame a few strides... Read More

7 years ago

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2019 RotoBaller NFL Challenge - And The @Fleaflicker Winner Is...

What a season, RotoBallers. Fantasy football is always a fun, interesting, and long season - filled with injuries, breakout players, and different strategies. It takes stamina and endurance to win the marathon, and we're here today to recognize those who pulled it off. With 343 teams - across two divisions - competing to be crowned champ... Read More

Biggest Surprises of 2019: Running Back

The 2019 NFL season was an interesting year for the running back position. Christian McCaffrey was the overall RB1, but some of the other top players fell below expectations. That led to some interesting final results when the final season standings came around. And while some of those -- Dalvin Cook as the RB3, Leonard... Read More

Introducing the 2020 Rookie Tight End Class

Out of all the skill positions, tight end is the one where rookies have the most issue making an immediate impact. But there's still always some value at every position in every NFL Draft, and the 2020 one is no exception, even if people are very down on this year's crop of tight ends. Let's... Read More

Can a New Coach Fix Baker Mayfield in 2020?

Another season has passed and another disappointment by Browns fans has been realized. Baker Mayfield got the head coach he wanted in Freddie Kitchens in 2019. In 2020, hopefully he's got the one he needs in Kevin Stefanski. Last season, under Kitchens, Mayfield had a coach he could control and manipulate. He did just that... Read More

Wide Receiver VOS (Values Over Starter): 2019 Season In Context

The one (and only) good thing about fantasy football season ending is that we have plenty of time to analyze what happened during the past few months and put performances into context to prepare for next season. As football is an ever-evolving game, though, it makes sense to assess how good players were in fantasy... Read More

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

Introducing Value Over Starter Football Metrics

When it comes to fantasy sports, we're always looking for the highest possible Return On Investment or ROI. This concept is easy to understand: in both Daily Fantasy and re-draft/fantasy leagues, ROI would come down to how many points a player returns relative to his salary, or the price you paid (given his ADP on... Read More

Biggest Breakouts of 2019: Quarterback

2019 was a very interesting season of fantasy football, to say the least. It's safe to say no one was banking on the season that we saw from Lamar Jackson but he wasn't the only one to stand out. At the quarterback position, we saw some really exciting players start to shine and some older... Read More

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

As the 2019 summer kept going we all had two things in our minds with regard to September's fantasy drafts and both of them were related to running backs: Where in the world are Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon and when will they be back? It made sense back then (and it still does now,... Read More

Where Does 2019 Rank Historically Among ADP Movers?

I have worked on a season-review series of articles in which I have analyzed the biggest winners and losers in terms of ADP entering draft season compared to the end of the year final results. It was plenty of fun looking back at the gambles most of us took which ultimately paid off, but also... Read More

Biggest Busts of 2019: Tight End

2019 was not the record-breaking season for tight ends 2018 was. San Francisco’s George Kittle (most receiving yards for a TE in a season) and Philadelphia’s Zach Ertz (most receptions for a TE in a season) did not break the records they set last season, although both were fine for fantasy players. Kansas City’s Travis... Read More

Rushing Quarterbacks Are Becoming Necessary

The 2019 fantasy season is over. We are all thinking about what to do come 2020 draft day. So let me ask you something. What if I offer you the chance of drafting a quarterback who is a lock to finish the season with 270 fantasy points? Would you take him and make him your... Read More

Biggest Breakouts Of 2019: Wide Receivers

As we enter the initial phase of offseason activities you have recently completed a painstaking process of creating and managing rosters, with the goal of winning fantasy championships in 2019. Now, many of you have already shifted your focus toward planning your drafts in Best Ball and redraft leagues, while others are contemplating how you... Read More

Tight End ADP Winners and Losers: 2019 Season Review

I've always believed that it is easier to lose a fantasy championship than to win it on draft day. It makes sense, as sure-fire players are expected to reward their owners with a lower risk-factor than the other way around and thus they're always drafter earlier. If they put up a season-long dud, though, you'll... Read More

Running Back ADP Winners and Losers: 2019 Season Review

I've always believed that it is easier to lose a fantasy championship than to win it on draft day. It makes sense, a sure-fire player is expected to reward his owners with a lower risk-factor than the other way around and thus they're always drafter earlier. If they end up as a season-long dud, though,... Read More