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About Trevor Crippen - RotoBaller

I live in Boston, but grew up in Washington state, where I picked up bad habits like rooting for the Mariners. Since the Sonics left Seattle, I've been having open auditions for my new favorite NBA team. So far I haven't found a bandwagon that feels right, outside of "whoever is playing against those thieves in Oklahoma City."

Trevor Crippen - RotoBaller has written 158 articles so far, you can find them below.


Dennis Schroder (PG, ATL) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add for Points/Assists/Threes OWNED: 21% of Yahoo Fantasy Basketball Leagues ANALYSIS: Dennis Schroder provided a spark coming off the bench for the Hawks in their season opener against Detroit, scoring 20 points on 8/14 shooting, with 2 three pointers, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. The explosive German looked like one of the... Read More

4 years ago

Ish Smith (PG, NO) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep (14-16+ team) Leagues OWNED: 5% of Yahoo Fantasy Basketball Leagues ANALYSIS: Ish Smith exploded off the bench in the season opener for the injury-ravaged Pelicans, playing 38 minutes and scoring 17 points on a .538 FG% with a league-leading 9 assists.  He also tacked on 3 steals, 2 rebounds, and... Read More

4 years ago

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Fantasy Basketball Draft Strategy: How to Punt Categories

Draft season is rapidly coming to a close, but there's still one last big weekend full of fantasy basketball drafts coming before the 2015-16 NBA season starts.  RotoBaller is here with all the rankings, sleepers, and draft strategy you need.  Today we'll take a look at the potent strategy of punting in fantasy basketball. When... Read More

4 years ago

Fantasy Basketball Rookies: Ranking the NBA Lottery Picks

The NBA season is just around the corner, which means the fantasy basketball draft season is happening right now.  Rotoballer is here to help with ranking players, sleepers,  busts, and draft strategy, with new content online every day. Rookies are a dicey proposition in fantasy basketball.  Most NBA players don't get enough playing time their... Read More

4 years ago

Week 20 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Centers

We are beginning to enter the final stage of separating the contenders from the pretenders, both in The Association and fantasy leagues.  The following centers, whether of the “sleeper” variety or just cashing in temporarily on an unforeseen opportunity, almost certainly deserve attention across the various formats during Week 19 of the campaign. Position Eligibility... Read More

5 years ago


Tyler Zeller (PF/C, BOS) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: Add in all leagues OWNED: 30% of Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball leagues ANALYSIS: With Jared Sullinger out for the season and Kelly Olynyk hobbled, there are plenty of frontcourt minutes to go around for Zeller to snag. A solid scorer, Zeller doesn't provide numbers in rebounding or blocks that you'd expect in your big men but... Read More

5 years ago

Week 18 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Centers

No doubt you are still sorting through the fall-out of an explosive trade deadline. Rotoballer has you covered.  The following centers, whether of the “sleeper” variety or just cashing in temporarily on an unforeseen opportunity, almost certainly deserve attention across the various formats during Week 18 of the campaign. Position Eligibility & Ownership Rate Based... Read More

5 years ago

Mike Dunleavy (SG/SF, CHI) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: Add as a three point specialist OWNED: 35% of Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball leagues ANALYSIS: Mike Dunleavy returned from injury two games before the All Star Break. He then got an additional week off for the extended All Star break. Though Dunleavy won't give you stats in many categories (rebounding, assists, steals, blocks), he does provide steady... Read More

5 years ago

Week 17 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Category Specialists

Sitting here in the fourth month of the 2014-15 season, it is time to dive back into the NBA waiver wire. Today, the focus is on fantasy basketball sleepers of the "Category Specialist" variety that can each help out in different areas during Week 17. Position Eligibility & Ownership Rate Based on Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball... Read More

5 years ago

All-Star Break - Rest of Season Rankings and Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Centers

In the middle of the All-Star Break, we present a full ranking of top 50 centers, with alternate rankings for leagues where you are punting either free throw percentage or field goal percentage. Following that, two centers will be highlighted from my rankings who remain widely available in fantasy leagues. Position Eligibility & Ownership Rate... Read More

5 years ago


Week 16 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Category Specialists

It is now officially the All-Star Break, so it's time to take a look at a couple of guys who are owned in fewer than 50% of leagues, but who can still help with key categories coming right out of the break. Position Eligibility & Ownership Rate Based on Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball Player List   Free... Read More

5 years ago

Jason Smith (PF/C, NYK) - Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: Add in deeper leagues and as injury plug in OWNED: 8% in Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball league ANALYSIS: The tank job in New York is in full effect still and Jason Smith has been one of the biggest benefactors because of it. With a potential buyout on the horizon for Amar'e Stoudemire (one that the Knicks would... Read More

5 years ago

Wayne Ellington (SG, LAL) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: Add as a three point specialist OWNED: 27% on Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball leagues ANALYSIS: In a true sign of Laker irrelevance, Wayne Ellington is only a quarter owned despite flirting with 40 minutes a night. Though not a must own in all leagues, he is definitely someone to consider if you're looking for 3-point help.... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 16 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Centers

With NBA All-Star Weekend quickly approaching, the waiver wire has taken its typical place in the weekly/daily routine of fantasy basketball managers. The following centers, whether of the “sleeper” variety or just cashing in temporarily on an unforeseen opportunity, almost certainly deserve attention across the various formats during Week 16 of the campaign. Position Eligibility... Read More

5 years ago

Week 15 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Category Specialists

Sitting here in the fourth month of the 2014-15 season, it is time to dive back into the NBA waiver wire. Today, the focus is on fantasy basketball sleepers of the “Category Specialist” variety that can each help out in different areas during Week 14. Position Eligibility & Ownership Rate Based on Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball... Read More

5 years ago


Donatas Motiejunas (SF/PF/C, HOU) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: Add in all leagues OWNED: 38% owned in Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball leagues ANALYSIS:  D-Mo makes another appearance on this list. When Terrance Jones made his season debut earlier this month, owners everywhere worried that the young Lithuanian would watch his minutes and production drop to untouchable levels. Instead, we watched as Dwight Howard went... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 15 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Centers

With the fourth month of the 2014-15 NBA season getting underway, the waiver wire has taken its typical place in the weekly/daily routine of fantasy basketball managers. The following centers, whether of the “sleeper” variety or just cashing in temporarily on an unforeseen opportunity, almost certainly deserve attention across the various formats during Week 15... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 14 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Category Specialists

With February quickly approaching, it is time to dive back into the NBA waiver wire. Today, the focus is on fantasy basketball sleepers of the “Category Specialist” variety that can each help out in different areas during Week 14. Position Eligibility & Ownership Rate Based on Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball Player List   Free-Throw Percentage Specialist Brian... Read More

5 years ago

Zaza Pachulia (C, MIL) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: Add if need of a center; monitor otherwise OWNED: 17% in Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball leagues ANALYSIS: Big men out in Milwaukee have been dropping like flies, with Larry Sanders probably out for the rest of the season with his issues and John Henson turning his ankle against the Spurs on Sunday. If John Henson's injury proves... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 14 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Centers

Sitting right here in the middle of the 2014-15 NBA season, the waiver wire has taken its typical place in the weekly/daily routine of fantasy basketball managers. The following centers, whether of the “sleeper” variety or just cashing in temporarily on an unforeseen opportunity, almost certainly deserve attention across the various formats during Week 14... Read More

5 years ago


Week 13 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Category Specialists

Week 13 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Category Specialists

As the third month of the 2014-15 NBA season winds down, it is time to dive back into the fantasy basketball waiver wire. Today, the focus is on sleepers of the “Category Specialist” variety that can each help out in different areas during Week 13. Position Eligibility & Ownership Rate Based on Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball... Read More

5 years ago

Alex Len (C, PHX) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in all leagues OWNED: 35% in Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball Leagues ANALYSIS: With the meteoric rise that we have seen from some other waiver wire centers (see: Gobert, Rudy and Whiteside, Hassan), Alex Len gets lost between the cracks. The former lottery pick from Maryland has overcome some of his growing pains from early in his career... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 13 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Centers

Sitting right here in the middle of the 2014-15 NBA season, the waiver wire has taken its typical place in the weekly/daily routine of fantasy basketball managers. The following centers, whether of the “sleeper” variety or just cashing in temporarily on an unforeseen opportunity, almost certainly deserve attention across the various formats during Week 13... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 12 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Category Specialists

The 2014-15 NBA Season is quickly approaching its midway point, and with that it is time to dive back into the fantasy basketball waiver wire. Today, the focus is on sleepers of the “Category Specialist” variety that can each help out in different areas during Week 11. Position Eligibility & Ownership Rate Based on Yahoo!... Read More

5 years ago

Week 12 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Centers

Coming up on the midway point of the 2014-15 NBA season, the waiver wire has taken its typical place in the weekly/daily routine of fantasy basketball managers. The following centers, whether of the “sleeper” variety or just cashing in temporarily on an unforeseen opportunity, almost certainly deserve attention across the various formats during Week 12... Read More

5 years ago


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Week 11 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Category Specialists

The 2014-15 NBA Season is rolling right along, and with that it is time to dive back into the fantasy basketball waiver wire. Today, the focus is on sleepers of the “Category Specialist” variety that can each help out in different areas during Week 11. Position Eligibility & Ownership Rate Based on Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 11 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Centers

Starting off the year 2015, the waiver wire has taken its typical place in the weekly/daily routine of fantasy basketball managers. The following centers, whether of the “sleeper” variety or just cashing in temporarily on an unforeseen opportunity, almost certainly deserve attention across the various formats during Week 11 of the campaign. Position Eligibility &... Read More

5 years ago

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Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Category Specialists (1/4/15)

The 2014-15 NBA Season is rolling right along, and with that it is time to dive back into the fantasy basketball waiver wire. Today, 1/4, the focus is on sleepers of the “Category Specialist” variety that can each help out in different areas. Position Eligibility & Ownership Rate Based on Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball Player List... Read More

5 years ago

Week 10 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Centers

Heading into calendar year 2015, the waiver wire has taken its typical place in the weekly/daily routine of fantasy basketball managers. The following centers, whether of the “sleeper” variety or just cashing in temporarily on an unforeseen opportunity, almost certainly deserve attention across the various formats during Week 10 of the campaign. Position Eligibility &... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 9 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Centers

A quarter of the way into the 2014-15 NBA season, the waiver wire has taken its typical place in the weekly/daily routine of fantasy basketball managers. The following centers, whether of the “sleeper” variety or just cashing in temporarily on an unforeseen opportunity, almost certainly deserve attention across the various formats during Week 9 of... Read More

5 years ago


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