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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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Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 12

Rotoballers, if you're not active on the waiver wire this time of year, there are only two reasonable explanations: 1) You're sitting at 3-8 (or worse) and don't find it enjoyable to play spoiler to your league mates, or 2) You're 8-3 (or better) and have nothing but matchup-proof studs on your starting lineup and... Read More

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Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

This could be the most exciting installment of waiver wire adds in a while. Not that any of these choices are necessarily league-winners but at least we have a bunch of new names to ponder. Bye weeks are nearly over but this one will be particularly tough with the high-scoring Chiefs, Vikings, Chargers, and Cardinals... Read More

Week 12 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Almost out of time to make that last push for the playoffs--no time like the present to squeak out a win because you picked the right defense. Below are RotoBaller's Week 12 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 12 of the NFL and... Read More

Week 12 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

It's Week 12, and the fantasy football playoffs are just around the corner. Teams are jostling for playoff position both in the real world and the fantasy world. You gotta have the right kicker at the right time in the right matchup, and it matters now more than ever. The margin for error in these... Read More

Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 12

The regular season continues to advance at a relentless pace as we have now entered the planning process for Week 12. Some of you are concentrating on building lineups that will commandeer a spot in the fantasy playoffs, while others are making slight adjustments to teams that have already secured their place in the postseason.... Read More

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 12

Week 11 is behind us and we're getting closer and closer to the end of the fantasy regular season. For some of us, Week 12 represents the final chance to get into the postseason, while for others we have another week or two left. Here, to help you get ready for the playoffs, is a... Read More

Week 12 Tight End Waiver Wire Picks and Streamers

With fantasy football leagues only a couple weeks away from their playoffs, this is not the time for teams to be short a tight end. Not only do fantasy footballers have no Travis Kelce or Hunter Henry during this crucial week in their fantasy seasons, they do not get to take advantage of using a... Read More

Quarterback Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers - Week 12

We saw some monster weeks at the quarterbacks position, with four quarterbacks topping 37 points, and ten scoring over 25 points. These weren't all big names putting up these points either, as low-owned quarterbacks like Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, and even Jeff Driskel had some big numbers in Week 11. That means we've got plenty... Read More

Waiver Wire Express - Week 12 Lightning Round

We're onto Week 12, which means the last of the bye weeks approaches. The Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs and Vikings hit the hammocks as we can finally start to look at players without worrying about future offweeks. To help you look towards those precious playoff weeks, here is the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week... 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

Week 11 Surprises? We Must Overreact - Jeff Driskel, Bo Scarbrough, Ryan Griffin

In Week 11, Josh Allen scorched the Dolphins Defense for three touchdowns through the air and one touchdown on the ground, finishing as the No. 1 quarterback on the week. As expected, Lamar Jackson and Dak Prescott finished as top-five quarterbacks, while Sam Darnold rebounded in a "get well" matchup against the Redskins. Kyle Allen... Read More

Holiday Shopping - Who To Buy For The Playoffs Run

As the fantasy football season nears the home stretch, most owners should begin turning their eyes towards the remaining six weeks of the fantasy schedule. Either you're comfortably in the playoffs and need to see who you should be rostering in order to get the best matchups or you need that extra boost to qualify... Read More

The Cut List - Players on the Chopping Block (Week 12)

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

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 11 Marlon Mack has been diagnosed with a broken hand and may be out several weeks. Emmanuel Sanders (ribs)... Read More