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About Nick Mariano - RotoBaller

Just your run of the mill fantasy sports player who loves talking shop. Just kidding. I'm actually a slightly above average fantasy sports player who loves talking shop. I was ranked 2018's most-accurate fantasy baseball draft ranker, 2018's 11th-most accurate in-season fantasy football ranker (9th place in '17) per FantasyPros. NY born and raised, but now you can find me in Boston with my loving fiancee and more Red Sox fans than I ever thought I'd encounter. I run on trails and hike up mountains. Addicted to apples and peanut butter. I could read about cognitive biases forever. Yankees, NY Giants, NY Rangers. However, a decade of fantasy sports has really given me more of an appreciation for all teams. I also have a soft spot for the Buccaneers (it's a long story going back to Madden 2000). Feel free to reach out on Twitter, @NMariano53, I'll discuss just about anything.

Nick Mariano - RotoBaller has written 1545 articles so far, you can find them below.


Nick Mariano's 2020 Late-Round Fliers List (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Howdy, RotoBallers! I hope you're ready to take chances, make mistakes and get messy. We’re here to dig a little deeper into the draft room and look for players that would be wise to take a flier on in the late rounds. It can... Read More

PREMIUM 3 days ago

Nick Mariano's Auction Draft Strategies and Tips (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Congratulations to you and your leaguemates for electing to play in the vastly superior format that is auction-based fantasy baseball. I'm not here to wax poetic about basic how-to's, rather to help you go from the foundation to the very top. We're here to... Read More

PREMIUM 3 days ago

Nick Mariano's 2020 Early-Round Overvalued List (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Fantasy baseball drafts (and their articles) are almost all about finding the next superstar and unearthing talent late, but we can't forget that surrendering value by over-drafting can be just as crucial. In order to evaluate overvalued players here, we're going to utilize Average... Read More

PREMIUM 3 days ago

Nick Mariano's 2020 Draft Sleepers List (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Sleeper has become a polarizing term in fantasy sports, becoming an SEO must for articles despite no real consensus on what it means. So let's get my definition out of the way first. Sleepers are not necessarily meant to be names that no one else... Read More

PREMIUM 3 days ago

2019 RotoBaller Fantasy Football Awards

Welcome to the official 2019 Fantasy Football Awards Show, presented by RotoBaller. While no one can fill Michael Scott’s shoes, I’ll try to make he and The Dundies proud as we look back on 2019, look forward to 2020, and maybe just learn something along the way. Or get a hankering for Chili’s. Either way,... Read More

2 weeks ago


2020 Closer / Relief Pitcher Offseason Rankings - Fantasy Baseball Mixed Leagues

It's never too early to start looking ahead to the next baseball season, so here we deliver our 2020 rankings to those of you looking to scratch your fantasy itch. Whether you're searching for a reprieve from a long fantasy football season or you're getting a head start on next year's keeper selections, RotoBaller has... Read More

3 weeks ago

2020 Offseason Outfield Rankings (Part 2) - Fantasy Baseball Mixed Leagues

It's never too early to start looking ahead to the next baseball season, so here we deliver our 2020 fantasy baseball rankings to those of you looking to scratch your fantasy itch. Whether you're already eliminated from fantasy football contention, or you're getting a head start on next year's keeper selections, RotoBaller has got you... Read More

3 weeks ago

2020 Offseason Third Base Rankings - Fantasy Baseball Mixed Leagues

It's never too early to start looking ahead to the next baseball season, so here we deliver our 2020 rankings to those of you looking to scratch your fantasy itch. Whether you're already eliminated from fantasy football contention, or you're getting a head start on next year's keeper selections, RotoBaller has got you covered. We've... Read More

3 weeks ago

FAAB Bidding - Week 17 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More

4 weeks ago

2020 Offseason First Base Rankings - Fantasy Baseball Mixed Leagues

It's never too early to start looking ahead to the next baseball season, so here we deliver our 2020 fantasy baseball rankings to those of you looking to scratch your fantasy itch. Whether you're already eliminated from fantasy football contention, or you're getting a head start on next year's keeper selections, RotoBaller has got you... Read More

4 weeks ago


Waiver Wire Express - Week 17 Lightning Round

While many wrapped up their fantasy season with a Week 16 championship, we know there are many of you with Week 17 title games, or championships that span both Week 16 and 17. Don't worry, we're not leaving you out in the cold, but do note the volatility of playing time in Week 17! As... Read More

4 weeks ago

FAAB Bidding - Week 16 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More

1 month ago

Waiver Wire Express - Week 16 Lightning Round

After injuries destroyed many a playoff hope in Week 14, we saw some heroes rise from the ashes to guide us through Week 15. Still, injuries to Dalvin Cook, Chris Godwin and others would keep the medical industry afloat as the season winds down. There's no shortage of waiver action heading into the traditional FF... Read More

1 month ago

FAAB Bidding - Week 15 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More

1 month ago

Waiver Wire Express - Week 15 Lightning Round

An injury-laden Week 14 decided many matchups, with several big names going down in a Red Wedding-esque affair. Not only was Josh Jacobs was a late inactive, but Jared Cook, Devante Parker, Albert Wilson all left with concussions, Mike Evans pulled up with a hamstring injury, Calvin Ridley and Ryan Griffin hurt their ankles, Derrius... Read More

1 month ago


FAAB Bidding - Week 14 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More

2 months ago

Waiver Wire Express - Week 14 Lightning Round

Week 13's conclusion means most of your fantasy football playoffs have begun. Those with first-round byes should start optimizing the roster for Weeks 15 and 16, but most of you need to take this one week at a time. To guide you towards the championship round, here is the waiver wire lightning round heading into... Read More

2 months ago

FAAB Bidding - Week 13 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More

2 months ago

Waiver Wire Express - Week 13 Lightning Round

Week 13 approaches, which signifies the final "regular season" game for most of your leagues and no more bye weeks. Those lining up for a first-round bye should start eyeing Week 15 matchups, but don't forget to seal the deal. To help you look towards those precious playoff weeks, here is the waiver wire lightning... Read More

2 months ago

FAAB Bidding - Week 12 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More

2 months ago


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

2 months ago

FAAB Bidding - Week 11 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More

2 months ago

Waiver Wire Express - Week 11 Lightning Round

With 10 weeks down and only a few more weeks of the fantasy regular season to go, your vision for the playoffs should be coming into focus. The Giants, Packers, Seahawks and Titans are on bye -- with the Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs and Vikings in Week 12 to round out the weekly vacations. To help... Read More

2 months ago

FAAB Bidding - Week 10 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More

2 months ago

Waiver Wire Express - Week 10 Lightning Round

We're onto double digits, as Week 10 approaches and with it, a whopping six teams hitting their bye. The Broncos, Eagles, Jaguars, Patriots, Redskins and Texans are kicking their feet up, meaning nearly all of you will need some replacement parts. To help you craft the best plan possible, here is the waiver wire lightning... Read More

2 months ago


FAAB Bidding - Week 9 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More

3 months ago

Waiver Wire Express - Week 9 Lightning Round

With eight weeks gone, that means over 60% of the regular fantasy season is over. Are you still with us? 8-0 teams are looking ahead to playoff matchups while 2-6 teams are looking for the 7-6 Wild Card spot. The upcoming bye week means no Bengals, Falcons, Rams or Saints -- so many of you... Read More

3 months ago

FAAB Bidding - Week 8 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More

3 months ago

Waiver Wire Express - Week 8 Lightning Round

The better part of seven weeks is in the fantasy football books, making those early trends very real -- for better or worse. One must still consider the matchups played thus far and those to come, but usage and volume are becoming reliable. Week 8 sees the Ravens and Cowboys hit their bye week. To... Read More

3 months ago

FAAB Bidding - Week 4 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More

4 months ago


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