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About Ben Speed Page - RotoBaller.com



Ben Speed Page - RotoBaller.com has written 52 articles so far, you can find them below.


Bernard Pierce, Baltimore Ravens

Baller Move: Add in Deeper Leagues Analysis: Ray Rice has been ineffective for most of the season, and the coaches have said that they will ride the hot hand going forward. Reports are that Rice is dealing with a hip injury, so Pierce may be getting more carries. Pierce hasn’t been that great himself this year, and... Read More

6 years ago

Mike Tolbert, Carolina Panthers

Baller Move: Add in Deeper Leagues Analysis: Tolbert has been quietly putting up a solid season, stepping up his pure touchdown-vulture status a little bit. He has 6 touchdowns already this year, but more notably has added over 300 yards from scrimmage. Whether you need a bye week fill-in, or have gaping holes in your RB depth... Read More

6 years ago

Brian Leonard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Baller Move: Add in Deeper PPR Leagues Analysis: Mike James seems to have suffered an ankle fracture, leaving the rushing duties to be split up between Bobby Rainey and Brian Leonard. Rainey looked the most competent with the ball, racking up 45 yards and a touchdown on just 8 carries. His work came mostly later in the... Read More

6 years ago

Bobby Rainey, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Baller Move: Add in Deeper Leagues Analysis: Mike James seems to have suffered an ankle fracture, leaving the rushing duties to be split up between Bobby Rainey and Brian Leonard. Rainey looked the most competent with the ball, racking up 45 yards and a touchdown on just 8 carries. His work came mostly later in the game,... Read More

6 years ago

Rashad Jennings, Oakland Raiders

Baller Move: Add in All Leagues Analysis: While DMC remains out, Jennings remains a viable starting option. Jennings didn’t blow up fantasy scoreboards like he did in Week 9, but he still put up 88 yards on 20 totes, and pulled down 2 balls for another 19 yards. These are solid numbers considering Oakland was losing for... Read More

6 years ago


Andre Brown, New York Giants

Baller Move: Add Immediately in All Leagues Analysis: I mentioned to stash him last week, and hopefully you did, as he is now available in just 50% of leagues. Andre Brown needed no time to work back into NFL ready condition, nor to run away with the starting RB job in New York, as I had been... Read More

6 years ago

Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups - Running Backs (RBs)

We’ve already given you our waiver wire quarterbacks, wide receivers and defenses. Below I will highlight some running backs (RBs) that are recommended fantasy football waiver wire pickups for Week 11 of the fantasy football season, and your fantasy football rosters. There are plenty of running back injuries and updates to discuss, so let's get... Read More

6 years ago

Shonn Greene - Tennessee Titans

Baller Move: Stash in deeper leagues. Analysis: Earlier this week, the Titans declared they saw Greene getting around 15 touches a game moving forward. While this didn’t pan out on Sunday with CJ2K finally getting something going in the run game against the pathetic Rams rush D, Greene still produced and perhaps will be as... Read More

6 years ago

Andre Brown - New York Giants

Baller Move: Stash in all formats. Analysis: I mentioned this earlier, but it’s worth reiterating as Andre Brown is only owned in 35% of leagues. Andre Brown is the best back on the Giants, and with the mess their backfield has been going through, Brown shouldn’t have a problem taking over. He confirmed he will... Read More

6 years ago

Rashad Jennings - Oakland Raiders

Baller Move: Add in all formats. Analysis: Darren McFadden went down yet again in week 9. Shocking, I know. DMC reaggravated the same hamstring injury that ailed him earlier this year, and history strongly suggests he could miss multiple weeks as players typically miss a decent amount of time when this happens. This all points... Read More

6 years ago


Chris Ivory - New York Jets

Baller Move: Stash in all formats. Analysis: Chris Ivory was named a captain heading into week 9. After a big week against the Patriots, Ivory barely saw the field with the Jets playing from far behind in week 8 against the Bengals and preferring Powell as the passing down back. Ivory got the call again... Read More

6 years ago

Mike James - Tampa Bay Bucs

Baller Move: Add in all formats. Analysis:  Mike James is somehow still available in over 50% of leagues. While he is beyond unlikely to wind up in Canton, Mike James has been getting a heavy workload with Doug Martin out. In a year with so few reliable halfbacks, any guy in his situation is worth... Read More

6 years ago

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire - Running Backs (RBs) for Week 10

We've already given you our waiver wire quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends.  Below I will highlight some running backs (RBs) that are recommended fantasy football waiver wire pickups for Week 10 of the 2013 fantasy football season, and your fantasy football rosters.  Let's win some leagues!   Waiver Wire Pickups – Week 10 Running Backs  ... Read More

6 years ago

Bryce Brown, Philadelphia Eagles

Baller Move: Stash in most formats Analysis: I have written up Bryce Brown a few times already this year, but in a slow week for RB waiver options, I felt Brown deserved reiteration. LeSean “Shady” McCoy is a phenomenal talent, but it is no secret he is susceptible to injury. While the Philadelphia offense is struggling with... Read More

6 years ago

James Starks, Green Bay Packers

Baller Move: Stash in deeper leagues Analysis: Starks is back from injury and had the opportunity to play backup to Eddie Lacy on Sunday night. He turned in solid production on his seven carries, notching 57 yards and a touchdown on a nice 25-yard dash through the middle. Starks is a very talented runner who several teams would kill to... Read More

6 years ago


Andre Brown, New York Giants

Baller Move: Stash in all leagues. Analysis: The long wait is almost over. Andre Brown will be eligible to start in Week 10. Still available in about 80% of leagues, the time is now to claim Brown off of waivers if you can. He is the lined up to be the starting RB in New York moving... Read More

6 years ago

Montee Ball, Denver Broncos

Baller Move: Stash in deeper leagues Analysis: Ronnie Hillman‘s late goal-line fumble last week against the Colts could have been both his undoing and Ball’s big chance. Montee Ball owners who were patient are now finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel for Ball’s chances of contributing this year. Considering that Ball is now... Read More

6 years ago

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire - Running Backs (RBs) for Week 9

Below, I will highlight some running backs (RBs) that are recommended fantasy football waiver wire pickups for Week 9 of the 2013 fantasy football season, and your fantasy football rosters.  We've already given you our waiver wire quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends - so let’s get to it and win some leagues!   Fantasy Football Waiver Wire... Read More

6 years ago

Roy Helu, Jr. (RB, WAS) - Waiver Wire Pickup

Baller Move: Add in Deeper Leagues and All PPR Leagues Analysis: Helu likely will not match his three-touchdown performance again this year, but his role has increased over the past few weeks, touchdowns aside. He is the passing-down RB for the Redskins, as Alfred Morris has never been able to be counted on catching the ball. His touchdowns this... Read More

6 years ago

Mike James (RB, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickup

Baller Move: Add Immediately Analysis: With Doug Martin sidelined indefinitely, Mike James stands to be the feature back in Tampa for multiple weeks, if not the remainder of the season. James stepped into his new role in the third quarter and performed well enough, gaining 45 yards on 14 carries and adding three receptions for eight yards. His potential... Read More

6 years ago


Jacquizz Rodgers (RB, ATL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Add in Deeper Leagues and All PPR Leagues Analysis: Jacquizz’s stint as the starting RB in Atlanta was extended last week as Steven Jackson suffered a setback in his recovery. While Jackson remains out, Rodgers, still available in about 50% of leagues, is a decent fill in option in standard leagues, and a near must start in... Read More

6 years ago

Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups - Running Backs (RB)

We've already given you our waiver wire quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends.  Below I will highlight some running backs (RBs) that are recommended fantasy football waiver wire pickups for Week 8 of the 2013 fantasy football season, and your fantasy football rosters.  Let's win some leagues!   Waiver Wire Pickups – Week 8 Running Backs   ... Read More

6 years ago

Chris Ogbonnaya (FB/RB, CLE) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Stash in Deep PPR formats. Analysis: Ogbonnaya’s performance against the soft Lion’s D is most likely just a bump in the road for McGahee’s total usurpation of the Browns’ run game. That said, anytime a running back see’s 12 targets in the pass game, he is worth keeping an eye on in PPR formats. The... Read More

6 years ago

Joseph Randle (RB, DAL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Stash in deeper leagues, potential bye-week fill-in. Analysis: DeMarco Murray is expected to miss at least one week, meaning Joseph Randle is most likely in line for a start against the sub-par Eagles D. Lance Dunbar is struggling with hamstring problems at the moment, but should he be healthy, he could be a change-of-pace obstacle in the way... Read More

6 years ago

Brandon Jacobs (RB, NYG) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Stash is deeper formats Analysis: Don’t laugh, please. Against my better judgement, I have added Jacobs to the mix. While he is ancient, and has looked absolutely dreadful all season, his performance on Thursday Night Football warrants an appearance on this list. In a year with such a small pool of reliable backs, Old Man Jacobs’s 106-yard,... Read More

6 years ago


Andre Ellington (RB, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Stash in all formats. Analysis: The upward-trending Ellington bumped his production up yet again this week. Ellington, still available in over 60% of leagues, was finally called upon more than the horribly struggling Mendenhall. For the first time this season, the Cardinals finally leaned more on Ellington, after weeks of him showing up the... Read More

6 years ago

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 7 Running Backs (RB)

In this space, we will highlight NFL running backs (RBs) that are recommended fantasy football waiver wire pickups to consider as candidates for Week Seven of the 2013 fantasy football season, and your fantasy football rosters.     Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7 Running Backs  Andre Ellington (RB, ARI)  Baller Move: Stash in all formats. Analysis: The... Read More

6 years ago

Mike Goodson (RB, NYJ) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Watch/Stash in deeper leagues. Analysis: The Jets are back to a full-blown running back committee. I strongly believe Mike Goodson is head-and-shoulders above his teammates in terms of talent and natural ability. His previous role in the return game is a plus. Goodson ran for 32 yards on just three carries in his season debut... Read More

6 years ago

Willis McGahee (RB, CLE) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Add in all leagues. Analysis: Surprisingly still available in most leagues, McGahee finally seems to have learned his new offense enough to be effective and handle the load. In a year with so few reliable RB situations, Old Man McGahee is worth owning as the feature back in Cleveland. He put up a respectable line... Read More

6 years ago

Bryce Brown (RB, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Stash in all leagues. Analysis: If you can spare the bench space, there are few players with more potential upside than Bryce Brown. I mentioned him earlier in the season, but as he is still available in about two-thirds of leagues, I feel strongly enough about him to repeat it. Chip Kelly loves to run... Read More

6 years ago


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