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About Stephen Halupka - RotoBaller

Football and fantasy football have always been big parts of my life. I played the game throughout high school and in college as a D-III offensive lineman. Fantasy football has not only been a fun pastime, but a way to connect with old and new friends. I've played the game of fantasy football for over 15 years and look forward to continuing to learn and share knowledge about this great game.

Stephen Halupka - RotoBaller has written 48 articles so far, you can find them below.


Smashmouth: Offensive Lines Impacting Fantasy Football (Week 16)

Congratulations to those that have made their fantasy championships, and for those that play into week 17 for the fantasy championship, please change your league settings. As fantasy owners prepare for their league championships, it not only matters who got you to this point, but which players are ready to perform in the biggest of... Read More

12 months ago

Smashmouth: Offensive Lines Impacting Fantasy Football (Week 14)

Congratulations to those that have made the playoffs and to those that are still trying to make it to the dance for a Week 15 playoff, good luck. Now are the weeks where the money is made and championships are won. In most circumstances, there are a few core players on your roster that have... Read More

1 year ago

Smashmouth: Offensive Lines Impacting Fantasy Football (Week 13)

The final push towards the fantasy playoffs is upon us. This is the make-or-break week for a lot of teams as playoffs start for a majority of leagues in week 14, so this is must win. You’ve worked so hard this year trading for the “right” players and scouring the waiver wire to pick up... Read More

1 year ago

Smashmouth: Offensive Lines Impacting Fantasy Football (Week 12)

At a certain point of every season, it’s time to re-examine what we believed to be true early in the season to see if that is still the case as we head towards the fantasy playoffs. Teams change throughout the season as sometimes injuries cause head coaches’ plans to alter, and in other instances, coaches... Read More

1 year ago

Smashmouth: Offensive Lines Impacting Fantasy Football (Week 11)

Week 10 in the NFL has come and gone and fantasy teams are now getting into position for the playoff run. It’s time to sell off your bench depth and add those stars to your teams. Fantasy owners should be thinking of the two for one trades that will add the player that will put... Read More

1 year ago


Smashmouth: Offensive Lines Impacting Fantasy Football (Week 9)

The NFL season is half over and the fantasy season is nearing its trade deadline. It’s at this point fantasy owners need to make moves to set themselves up for success down the stretch. We’ve seen which NFL teams are for more or less good and bad, and which players have changed their standing since... Read More

1 year ago

Smashmouth: Offensive Lines Impacting Fantasy Football (Week 8)

As we head into the heart of the bye weeks, it’s important as ever for fantasy football owners to set up their rosters for success. We need to make sure that we’ve planned for our stars to be on bye and even pick up players a week or two in advance that will help your... Read More

1 year ago

Smashmouth: Offensive Lines Impacting Fantasy Football (Week 7)

It’s hard to believe that this week will mark the halfway point of the fantasy football season for most leagues. It’s time to make the moves that will put your team over-the-top to dominate the remainder of your league. As a fantasy owner, you’ll need to examine all of the circumstances around the players you... Read More

1 year ago

Smashmouth: Offensive Lines Impacting Fantasy Football (Week 6)

Onto Week 6 in the NFL and the season has started to take its toll on tons of players. The Eagles’ Jay Ajayi is out for the year with a torn ACL, leading to an opportunity for both Corey Clement and Wendall Smallwood to pick up the slack and be fantasy assets for the remainder... Read More

1 year ago

Smashmouth: Offensive Lines Impacting Fantasy Football (Week 5)

Over a quarter of the way through the fantasy season and teams are starting to come into shape. You will know if your team is ready to contend or if you need some other pieces to get back into the win column. It’s time for fantasy owners to make moves to acquire players they believe... Read More

1 year ago


Smashmouth: Offensive Lines Impacting Fantasy Football (Week 4)

It’s amazing, but we are nearly a quarter of the way through the fantasy season. At this point a savvy fantasy owner can tell if their team is looking like a winner or one that is heading for a dumpster fire. Some NFL teams are the same way, teams like the Raiders and Cardinals are... Read More

1 year ago

Smashmouth: Offensive Lines Impacting Fantasy Football (Week 3)

After two weeks of the regular season, we can start to figure out which teams are contenders and which ones are pretenders, doomed to pick in the top of the 2019 NFL Draft. There is a common theme with the underperformers so far: poor offensive line play. The Giants, Cardinals, Seahawks all have been awful... Read More

1 year ago

Smashmouth - Offensive Lines Impacting Fantasy Football (Week 2)

Every season an overlooked aspect of fantasy football is how the offensive line performs for each team. We’ve seen how a poor offensive line can completely derail an entire offense and the skill players on that team--just look at the Bengals and Giants from a season ago. The offensive line can make average skill players... Read More

1 year ago

Offensive Line Power Rankings (Preseason)

The most basic aspects of football are blocking and tackling. Of course, the glory, girls, and in some instances paychecks go to the skill players, but the basis of a good offense in the NFL is the offensive line. Without a competent offensive line, an entire offense can crumble before your very eyes. Running backs... Read More

1 year ago

Draft Strategy - How to Approach Two-QB Leagues

For nearly the past decade it has been en vogue to draft quarterbacks late in your typical fantasy football drafts. There are plenty of studies that have determined that there isn’t a huge weekly difference between the perceived top quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers and lower-end streaming options. That advice has worked well... Read More

1 year ago


Pay Up! Auction Draft Strategies for 2018

There’s nothing more exciting in a fantasy football auction when you have one of your top targets up and you currently have the highest bid. You hear the auctioneer yell, “Going once”, as your palms start to sweat with anticipation. “Going twice,” you think you may have just had a heart attack. “Sold!” You suddenly... Read More

1 year ago

Dynasty Outlook - Kansas City Chiefs

Here at RotoBaller, our dynasty crew will be reviewing all 32 teams in our offseason Dynasty Team outlook series. Leading up to the draft, we will break down every franchise as they currently stand and will review them again after the conclusion of free agency and the NFL Draft. Which players should you buy and... Read More

2 years ago

Dynasty Team Analysis – Philadelphia Eagles

Here at RotoBaller, our dynasty crew will be reviewing all 32 teams in our offseason Dynasty Team outlook series. Leading up to the draft, we will break down every franchise as they currently stand and will review them again after the conclusion of free agency and the NFL Draft. Which players should you buy and... Read More

2 years ago

Early Dynasty Start Up Mock Draft – Round 7-10

It’s never too early for a mock draft, and the team at Rotoballer mocked a startup dynasty league. These results will certainly change throughout the offseason as free agency and the NFL draft come and go, but it’s always a great idea to find out player values as the offseason progresses. This league’s starting lineup... Read More

2 years ago

49ers Poised To Sign Weston Richburg

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the San Francisco 49ers intend to sign free-agent center/guard Weston Richburg to a five-year contract at the start of free agency. Richburg was one of the Giants best offensive lineman of the past few seasons while playing center for New York. He should bring some stability to the interior of the 49ers... Read More

2 years ago


49ers Pushing For Andrew Norwell

The top offensive lineman of this free-agent class, guard Andrew Norwell, is being heavily pursued by the San Francisco 49ers, according to Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com. It has been seen as a foregone conclusion that Norwell ends up with the Giants early in free agency, but the 49ers have the money to make a big... Read More

2 years ago

Dynasty Quarterbacks - Football Rankings Analysis

When looking at the quarterback position for dynasty leagues, just as the other positions, fantasy owners need to think about the construction of their roster. Are they in win-now mode and can saddle up with a veteran like Tom Brady or Drew Brees, or is the team building towards becoming a contender so it can... Read More

2 years ago

Pat Shurmur Named Giants Head Coach

The New York Giants announced earlier Monday that Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been named the 18th head coach in team history. Shurmur interviewed on Jan. 6 with team president John Mara, general manager Dave Gettleman and others. The Giants will look for Shurmur to not only win now with quarterback Eli Manning at the... Read More

2 years ago

Giants Expected To Target Pat Shurmur As Head Coach

According to Ian Rapoport on Twitter, the New York Giants are expected to target Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as their next head coach. Shurmur is expected to accept the job if the job is offered to him, according to Rapoport. Shurmur would replace Ben McAdoo as the Giants head coach going forward.

2 years ago

Nick Saban Not Interested In Giants Head Coaching Job

After some speculation earlier in the day, a source has spoken to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post debunking any rumors of Alabama head coach Nick Saban leaving for the NFL. The source stated Saban has no interest in the New York Giants head coaching position, striking that long-shot candidate off the board after... Read More

2 years ago


49ers Hire Ken Norton Jr. As Assistant Head Coach

The San Francisco 49ers announced a variety of coaching hires earlier Monday, including the hiring of Ken Norton Jr. as assistant head coach and inside linebackers coach. The 49ers also hired Johnny Holland to be their run-game specialist and outside linebackers coach Michael Clay to be their assistant special teams coach. Norton Jr. was most recently the... Read More

2 years ago

Giants To Interview Steve Wilks And Eric Studesville

After conducting a few interviews this past week for their open head coaching position, the New York Giants will interview Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks and Broncos assistant head coach Erik Studesville early next week, according to Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter. This should be near the end of the Giants coaching search, as they've interviewing... Read More

2 years ago

Jim Schwartz On Back Burner As Giants Head Coaching Candidate

According to Jordan Raanan on Twitter, Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will not have an interview for the New York Giants head coaching vacancy on Sunday. Schwartz seemed to be an early favorite for the position earlier in the week, but that has obviously cooled. The Giants conducted a multitude of interviews throughout the week... Read More

2 years ago

Giants Look To Interview Patriots Staff

The New York Giants have begun their coaching search after firing Ben McAdoo prior to the end of the regular season, requesting interviews with a variety of candidates from playoff teams. They added both New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia to that list, per Adam Schefter on Twitter. The... Read More

2 years ago

Marquise Goodwin Leaves Week 17 With Concussion

Per Nick Wagoner on Twitter, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin has been ruled out for the remainder of their Week 17 game with a concussion. Goodwin did have a touchdown catch earlier in the day, but fantasy owners will not have him for the rest of the game. With Goodwin out the rest... Read More

2 years ago


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We are at a crucial point in the season. Hopefully, your team is still alive, but there is always an opportunity to get your team in shape before that final push! As fantasy owners, we know that not all touches are equal. A touch in the red zone has an increased chance of scoring a... Read More


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