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About Uncle Leo - RotoBaller

Your one stop for fantasy analysis and live advice. RotoBaller helps you win your fantasy football, baseball and basketball leagues.

Uncle Leo - RotoBaller has written 308 articles so far, you can find them below.


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Week 1 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers. Welcome to Opening Day. We've waited patiently, and will finally be rewarded with some sweet, sweet MLB action. Since you're a smart and savvy RotoBaller reader, and have been using all our awesome preseason tools and content, you've surely drafted some outstanding fantasy teams that are ready to dominate. And as always, we'll be... Read More

3 years ago

How Much Will Ahmad Bradshaw Cut Into Frank Gore's Fantasy Production?

Earlier this week, the Indianapolis Colts re-signed Ahmad Bradshaw in an effort to add more running back depth. After breaking his leg last year, Bradshaw is now healthy and the Colts brought him back looking to restore some of that magic that he displayed last year. Frank Gore's fantasy production is going to take a... Read More

4 years ago

Philip Rivers, Vincent Jackson, Sam Bradford - Week 4 Fantasy Studs

Aside from Devonta Freeman, there were a few other players who put up big points in Week 4 for fantasy football owners. Let's take a look at the top performers, assuming PPR formats and six-point touchdown scoring. Philip Rivers had a great game, completing 23-of-38 pass attempts for 358 passing yards and three touchdowns. That... Read More

4 years ago

Is Drew Brees Really Back For Fantasy Owners?

It was great site to see. After missing the Week 3 game against the Panthers, Drew Brees made his triumphant return in Week 4 versus the Dallas Cowboys. He completed 33-of-44 pass attempts, good for an 80.5% completion rate, to go along with 359 passing yards and two touchdowns. Not too shabby, and also good... Read More

4 years ago

Andrew Luck Expected To Play On Thursday

After missing the Week 4 game against the the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Colts are planning for Andrew Luck to make his return to the lineup on Thursday night against the Houston Texans. It's not guaranteed that he will play as of yet - but in general this is good news for both the Colts and... Read More

4 years ago


Is Devonta Freeman The Top Fantasy RB Moving Forward?

Ladies and gentleman, meet the newest elite fantasy football running back. Coming into the season, Freeman was drafted as a mid-to-late round pick with upside, but Tevin Coleman was projected to be the workhorse RB for the team. Coleman's injury opened up a door for Freeman to assume full-time running back responsibilities, and he has... Read More

4 years ago

Ronnie Hillman The New Starter Over C.J. Anderson In Denver?

Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson both saw 11 carries in Week 4 versus the Minnesota Vikings, but once again Hillman outplayed Anderson. Taken as a 1st or 2nd round pick this year in fantasy drafts, Anderson has been a big disappointment - and now it looks like Hillman's role will continue to expand moving forward... Read More

4 years ago

Arian Foster Starting, Immediately Becomes An RB1?

The time has finally arrived. Later today, Arian Foster is fully expected to make his 2015 debut for the Houston Texans and fantasy football owners. Those who drafted Foster, and have been patiently waiting, can now finally plug him into their Week 4 lineups. It's possible that Foster's work can be limited today, as the Texans... Read More

4 years ago

Eric Decker Active, Get Him In Your Fantasy Lineups

Eric Decker has officially been declared active for today's Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins. This is great news for both the New York Jets, and fantasy football owners as well. If you own Decker, you should be starting him in any format - especially those in PPR leagues. He has shown he is... Read More

4 years ago

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Week 26 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers. Welcome to the final week of this column, as we approach the home stretch of the fantasy baseball season. Thank you all for RotoBalling with us all season long, and I hope that this column (along with the rest of our MLB content) has helped you win some leagues. Now let's get... Read More

4 years ago


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Week 25 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers. Below are all of the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 25, including our recommendation on whether to start or sit them for your fantasy baseball teams. Next to each matchup below, we also have a link to our Premium Starting Pitcher Daily Matchups, Streamers & DFS Tool. For those who aren't aware, our in-house... Read More

4 years ago

Week 24 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers. My apologies for not being able to post the Week 23 start/sit column last week, things were extra hectic with Memorial Day. I hope everyone had a great one, and here we are back in action. Below are all of the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 24, including our recommendation on whether to... Read More

4 years ago

Duke Johnson (RB, CLE) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 58% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Although there were some questions about the health of talented rookie running back Duke Johnson, it looks like he will be good to go for Week 1. Currently Johnson and Isaiah Crowell are the only healthy running backs for the Browns, but it's not... Read More

4 years ago

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Deeper PPR Draft Values & Early Waiver Wire Pickups

What's up RotoBallers. The NFL and fantasy football seasons are right around the corner, and will be kicking off in just a few short days.  At this point, you're either getting ready for your final fantasy football drafts, or have already drafted your teams and are now ready to analyze the waiver wire for any overlooked... Read More

4 years ago

Matt Jones (RB, WAS) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target in Later Round for FLEX/RB2 Upside in PPR CURRENT ADP: 189 STD, 149 PPR ANALYSIS: Okay, so here at RotoBaller we've written about Matt Jones ad nauseam, with an especially strong man-crush by lead NFL editor Edward Gorelik. Well, here we are again discussing Jones, and there's a good reason for that. Currently he has a PPR league... Read More

4 years ago


Owen Daniels (TE, DEN) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target in Mid-to-Late Rounds for TE1 Upside CURRENT ADP: 119 STD, 133 PPR ANALYSIS: Even though Daniels hasn't been a very relevant fantasy football tight end recently, he finds himself in a nice situation heading into the season. He is now reunited with Gary Kubiak, which should bring familiarity back to his role, and he has this guy... Read More

4 years ago

Jordan Reed (TE, WAS) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target in Later Rounds for TE1 Upside in PPR CURRENT ADP: 229 STD, 186 PPR ANALYSIS: Given the extensive injury history of Reed, I can understand why some fantasy football owners may be shying away from rostering him. But there's a lot to like here with Reed's situation entering the start of the NFL season. Let's take a quick... Read More

4 years ago

Darren Sproles (RB, PHI) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target in Later Rounds for FLEX Upside in PPR CURRENT ADP: 128 STD, 120 PPR ANALYSIS: I think we all know what Darren Sproles brings to the table for fantasy football purposes. The boom-or-bust running back can be a PPR monster one week, and get very few snaps another week bringing disappointment. But let's not forget that he... Read More

4 years ago

Reggie Bush (RB, SF) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target in Later Rounds for FLEX / RB2 Upside in PPR CURRENT ADP: 134 STD, 127 PPR ANALYSIS: We have a similar situation here with Reggie Bush, although this may not be as young and sexy as the Matt Jones scenario. Everyone expects the 49ers to be pretty bad this year, and with that the 49ers may find themselves down... Read More

4 years ago

Markus Wheaton (WR, PIT) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target in Late Rounds for WR3 Upside in PPR CURRENT ADP: 169 STD, 128 PPR ANALYSIS: Even with an injury to their center Maurkice Pouncey, and early season suspensions to Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant, the Steelers are expected to be a high-powered and pass-heavy offense this year led by Ben Roethlisberger. With the news that Bryant... Read More

4 years ago


Rueben Randle (WR, NYG) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target in Late Rounds for WR3 Upside in PPR CURRENT ADP: 195 STD, 165 PPR ANALYSIS: Eli Manning will have a plethora of weapons at his disposal this season, with the likes of Odell Beckham, Victor Cruz, Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen and Larry Donnell. But let's not forget about Rueben Randle, who is currently the second wide... Read More

4 years ago

Brandon Coleman (WR, NO) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target in Later Rounds for WR3 Upside CURRENT ADP: 201 STD, 159 PPR ANALYSIS: Whenever the words "wide receiver" and "Drew Brees" are in the same sentence, you have to like your chances in fantasy football. With the offseason departure of non-inspiring Kenny Stills, and target monster Jimmy Graham, the young and talented rookie Coleman should immediately be catapulted... Read More

4 years ago

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Week 22 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers. Below are all of the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 22, including our recommendation on whether to start or sit them for your fantasy baseball teams. Next to each matchup below, we also have a link to our Premium Starting Pitcher Daily Matchups, Streamers & DFS Tool. For those who aren't aware, our in-house... Read More

4 years ago

Week 21 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers. Below are all of the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 21, including our recommendation on whether to start or sit them for your fantasy baseball teams. Next to each matchup below, we also have a link to our Premium Starting Pitcher Daily Matchups, Streamers & DFS Tool. For those who aren't aware, our in-house... Read More

4 years ago

Davante Adams (WR, GB) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Draft in Rounds 4-6 as WR3 with WR2 upside CURRENT ADP: 132 Standard, 99 PPR ANALYSIS: Ladies and gentleman, the average draft position of Davante Adams is about to skyrocket. With the injury news today of Jordy Nelson, who looks to have a torn ACL from the initial diagnosis, Davante Adams immediately becomes an even... Read More

4 years ago


Tom Wilhelmsen (RP, SEA) - Closer Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Saves Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: In today's game versus the Chicago White Sox, the Mariners threw us a curveball regarding their closer situation and who may be getting the saves chances moving forward. Previous closer Carson Smith came on in the 7th inning, and stayed in for the 8th... Read More

4 years ago

Drew Pomeranz (RP, OAK) - Closer Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Saves Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Earlier today, Drew Pomeranz nailed down the save for the Oakland Athletics in their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched a scoreless inning, giving up zero hits and walks, which is much better than what Edward Mujica has been doing recently.... Read More

4 years ago

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Week 20 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers. Below are all of the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 20, including our recommendation on whether to start or sit them for your fantasy baseball teams. Next to each matchup below, we also have a link to our Premium Starting Pitcher Daily Matchups, Streamers & DFS Tool. For those who aren't aware, our in-house... Read More

4 years ago

Drew Smyly (SP, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stash in All Leagues OWNED IN: 47% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: The long awaited return of Drew Smyly is finally upon us. After spending the last few months on the DL, the Tampa Bay Rays are activating Smyly off the DL in their hopes of a playoff push. At this point, we all... Read More

4 years ago

Jean Machi (RP, BOS) - Closer Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Saves Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Earlier today, it was announced that Boston's current closer Koji Uehara will be placed on the DL, and miss the remainder of the season with a broken wrist. That leaves the open question of who will take over as the new closer for... Read More

4 years ago


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