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About Uncle Leo - RotoBaller

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


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

What’s up RotoBallers. If you are reading the column, then your teams are most likely still in the championship chase as we head into the final week of the fantasy baseball season. It's been a fun and exciting year of MLB action, and we've had a blast here at RotoBaller providing our fantasy baseball analysis. Hopefully... Read More

5 years ago

Blake Bortles (QB, JAX) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues / All 2QB Leagues Owned in 14% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Rookie phenom Blake Bortles finally got his chance to play today, after the Jaguars decided to bench Chad Henne at halftime. Many people have been waiting for this, to see how Bortles can perform on the NFL level and for fantasy football... Read More

5 years ago

Jordan Matthews (WR, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All PPR Leagues (12+ Team Standard Leagues) Owned in 30% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews has been a favorite of ours here at RotoBaller, and we touted him as a roster stash in the pre-season as part of our list of PPR wide receiver sleepers for this season. Well today Matthews had... Read More

5 years ago

Lorenzo Taliaferro (RB, BAL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues Owned in 6% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: With the news that Bernard Pierce would miss today's game with an injury, Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro were thrust into the lead running back roles for the Ravens. Some saavy owners immediately grabbed Taliaferro off the waiver wire before today's game, if they had... Read More

5 years ago

Alfred Blue (RB, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stash in Deeper Leagues (12-14+ Teams) Owned in 9% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: As we already know, and have already seen this year, owning a valuable running back handcuff can be a great way to get an edge over your opponents. Teams that have built a system of running the ball with success can usually endure an injury... Read More

5 years ago


Steve Pearce (1B/OF, BAL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS: This should be a fairly obvious pickup, but somehow Steve Pearce is only owned in 48% of Yahoo leagues. If you're still contending, or are in a playoff battle, and Pearce is available go grab him now off the waiver wire and put this post-hype sleeper into your lineup. He's... Read More

5 years ago

Wilmer Flores (2B/3B/SS, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues / Stream in H2H Matchups ANALYSIS: New York Mets rookie Wilmer Flores has always been a touted prospect for his bat, and less for his defense. Good thing that's all we care about as fantasy owners. He has been raking over the last 7 days with a .409 AVG to go along with 3... Read More

5 years ago

Edward Mujica (RP, BOS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues (if you need saves) ANALYSIS: With the Red Sox out of contention, Koji Uehara was shut down for the remainder of the season. Edward Mujica has stepped into the closer's role, making him the latest edition to our waiver wire sleepers list for saves. Tonight he nailed down his 4th save... Read More

5 years ago

Matt Asiata (RB, MIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues Immediately Owned in 33% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Last week we talked about the AP situation, including his deactivation for Week 2's game and speculating on Matt Asiata as the fill-in running back for the Vikings and waiver wire pickup for your fantasy football teams. Hopefully you were able to snag him... Read More

5 years ago

Donald Brown (RB, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues Owned in 14% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Well, another week of NFL action, and another week of injuries. It's the name of the game that we play as fantasy football owners. For those of you (us) that are the unfortunate owners of Ryan Mathews, it was not very enjoyable to see him leave... Read More

5 years ago


Knile Davis (RB, KC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues Owned in 29% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Given the injury to Jamaal Charles on Sunday, and the news earlier today that it's a dreaded high-ankle sprain, Knile Davis immediately emerges into some serious fantasy football relevance with the opportunity to become a fantasy star over the next few weeks. If it was... Read More

5 years ago

Rusney Castillo (OF, BOS) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in AL-Only Leagues / Keeper & Dynasty Leagues / Continue Scouting in Standard Leagues ANALYSIS: With the recent news that the Red Sox are expected to call up international super-prospect Rusney Castillo for Tuesday's game, he becomes the most recent addition to our waiver wire sleepers list. It's still not really known how much... Read More

5 years ago

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

What’s up RotoBallers, hopefully your team is still in the chase as we continue heading down the fantasy baseball home stretch. Below are all of the starting pitching matchups for Week 25. For every week of the fantasy baseball season, we look to analyze all of the projected starting pitcher matchups and put together our optimal lineups. This week there are plenty of... Read More

5 years ago

Matt Asiata (RB, MIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues Owned in 4% of Fleaflicker Leagues Editor's Note: this post has recently been updated and expanded upon as of 9/17, based on the recent breaking news about Adrian Peterson's deactivation for Week 3. You can read more about running back Matt Asiata as a waiver wire pickup for Week 3 right here, including the entire Peterson situation,... Read More

5 years ago

Darren McFadden (RB, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Most Leagues Owned in 73% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Although Darren McFadden is already owned in a lot of fantasy leagues, he should pretty much be owned in all of them at this point. Maurice Jones-Drew will be missing the Week 2 game against Houston due to an injury, which immediately puts McFadden into... Read More

5 years ago


Jonathan Stewart (RB, CAR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues Owned in 58% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonathan Stewart has been the most talented running back in Carolina for several years now, but the presence of DeAngelo Williams and some injuries have mostly kept Stewart from being a viable and reliable RB starter for fantasy football during that time. But if Williams were to... Read More

5 years ago

Joe Panik (2B / SS, SF) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues Owned in 6% of Fleaflicker, 20% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Joe Panik is not a guy that is going to hit you a ton of home runs or get you many steals, but he is a solid fantasy baseball player at a thin position. Since he is a good contact hitter and hits... Read More

5 years ago

Mookie Betts (OF / 2B / SS, BOS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues Owned in 14% of Fleaflicker, 48% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Mookie Betts is playing every day for the Red Sox, has been hitting very well since being recalled from the minors, and is eligible at the thin shortstop and second base positions in many fantasy baseball formats. All of these factors add... Read More

5 years ago

Drew Storen (RP, WAS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues Owned in 6% of Fleaflicker, 38% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Rafael Soriano has been yanked from the closer's role in Washington, and Drew Storen has been pitching admirably as his replacement. Racking up three saves over the last 7 days, Storen is now making his way onto our waiver wire sleepers list... Read More

5 years ago

Greg Jennings (WR, MIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues 40% Owned in Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Greg Jennings had a solid Week 1 showing for the Vikings and fantasy football owners. On the day he hauled in 6 of the 7 passing targets thrown his way, racking up 58 yards and a touchdown along the way. Jennings was touted on some... Read More

5 years ago


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

What’s up RotoBallers, hopefully your team is still in the chase as we continue heading down the fantasy baseball home stretch. Below are all of the starting pitching matchups for Week 24. For every week of the fantasy baseball season, we look to analyze all of the projected starting pitcher matchups and put together our optimal lineups. This week there are... Read More

5 years ago

Week 1 Waiver Sleepers: RBs & WRs to Add or Start

In this article, we look around the NFL and provide analysis on some fantasy football running back and wide receiver sleepers for Week 1 of the NFL and fantasy football season.   Fantasy Football Pickups, Stashes & Potential Starts There has already been a lot of relevant NFL and fantasy football news, mostly stemming from injuries. We are... Read More

5 years ago

Pittsburgh Steelers (DEF, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in All Leagues (for Week 1) ANALYSIS: The Pittsburgh Steelers defense is not quite the dominant and feared defense that it used to be, but they have a tasty matchup in Week 1 of the fantasy football season vs. the offensively-deficient Cleveland Browns. With Josh Gordon out of the lineup, a lackluster group of wide... Read More

5 years ago

Josh Gordon (WR, CLE) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stash in All Leagues (if you have room) ANALYSIS: The Josh Gordon saga continues on, and who knows when this situation will actually be finalized and resolved. After the NFL upheld his year-long suspension a few days ago, the recent news is that Gordon's suspension may be reduced if a few things falls into place. The NFL and the Players... Read More

5 years ago

Kevin Quackenbush (RP, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues (that count saves) ANALYSIS: With the recent news that Joaquin Benoit is dealing with an injury, Kevin Quackenbush will be filling in as the closer for the Padres and becomes the latest addition to our waiver wire sleepers list for saves. Quackenbush is currently only owned in 11% of Yahoo leagues and... Read More

5 years ago


Week 23 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers, hopefully your team is still in the chase as we start heading down the fantasy baseball home stretch. Below are all of the starting pitching matchups for Week 23. For every week of the fantasy baseball season, we look to analyze all of the projected starting pitcher matchups and put together our optimal lineups. This week there... Read More

5 years ago

2014 Fantasy Football Sleepers: PPR Wide Receivers & Running Backs

In this article, we look around the NFL and provide analysis on some fantasy football PPR sleepers for both running backs and wide receivers. A majority of the fantasy football leagues that I'm a part of each year are Point Per Reception (PPR) leagues, where fantasy owners are rewarded with extra points for each reception that a... Read More

5 years ago

Mookie Betts (OF/2B/SS, BOS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues / All AL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: Since being recalled from the minors in mid-August, Mookie Betts has been playing much better and has made his way onto our waiver wire sleepers list for fantasy baseball. One thing I like a lot about Mookie, aside from his name, is that he's SS or... Read More

5 years ago

Eric O'Flaherty (RP, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS: With the recent news that stud closer Sean Doolittle hit the DL, Eric O'Flaherty has stepped in as the Oakland closer and has made his way onto our waiver wire sleepers list for saves. Let's be honest here - there is no replacing Doolittle. He has been absolutely filthy this year. But... Read More

5 years ago

Kyle Hendricks (SP, CHC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS: Just in case you hadn't noticed, Kyle Hendricks has been pitching extremely well for the Cubs - essentially since being called up to the majors - and is now making an appearance on our waiver wire pickups and sleepers list. Given that he's still only 43% owned in Yahoo leagues, it is... Read More

5 years ago


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