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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.

Matt Lindstrom (RP, CWS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately in All Leagues ANALYSIS: The big closer news today is that White Sox manager Robin Ventura has decided to go with Matt Lindstrom as the team's closer over Nate Jones. If you play in a league that counts saves, and Lindstrom is still available, stop what you're doing now and go pick... Read More

6 years ago

Sergio Santos (RP, TOR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately in All Leagues ANALYSIS: With the news released today that closer Casey Janssen will start the season on the DL, Toronto's GM Billy Anthopoulos confirmed that Sergio Santos will fill-in as the team's closer until Janssen returns. Steve Delabar may get some looks as well, but keep in mind that Santos was a former closer and racked up 30... Read More

6 years ago

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

  Week 1 - Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups It's the start of the 2014 fantasy baseball season, so let's get right to it. We'll be taking a look at the projected starting pitcher matchups for Week 1 of fantasy baseball, and giving our recommendations on whether to Start 'Em or Sit'Em for all starting pitchers.... Read More

6 years ago

J.J. Hoover (RP, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues ANALYSIS: The Reds bullpen is a mess right now, and there is no locked in closer slated to start the season. With Aroldis Chapman's recent injury, there is an opening for someone to step up and grab the closer's role. Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall are also dealing with their own... Read More

6 years ago

Dee Gordon (SS / 2B, LAD) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues ANALYSIS: By now we all know what Dee Gordon brings to the table in fantasy leagues. He's a speed demon, and can rack up SBs in bunches for your team. The problem is he hasn't been able to get on base much the past 2 years when given at bats. It... Read More

6 years ago

Joakim Soria (RP, TEX) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Normally we wouldn't add a player to the waiver wire pickups list if they're already 65% owned - but with the recent news that Soria has officially been named the Texas closer over Neftali Feliz, this is a reminder that he needs to be owned in all leagues. If your draft has... Read More

6 years ago

Nick Castellanos (3B / OF, DET) - Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Highly-touted prospect and rookie Nick Castellanos is off to a scorching start in spring training, batting .400/.488/.689 over 45 at bats to go along with 2 HRs, 16 RBIs, 9 R and 2 SB.  Not too shabby.  Of course this is only spring training, but Castellanos is a big... Read More

6 years ago

Alcides Escobar (SS, KC) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Stash in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Escobar is coming off a disappointing 2013 season, where he put up a .234/.259/.300 line and a lowly .559 OPS. Escobar will never get you any power production, or win you any leagues on his own, but he has stolen 22, 35 and 26 bases the past three seasons.... Read More

6 years ago

Chad Qualls (RP, HOU) - Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Continue Scouting ANALYSIS: We know a few things: the Astros don't have a very good team this year, the Astros won't win many games this year, and the Astros don't have a slam dunk closer lined up.  What we don't know, is who will actually be getting the saves opportunities here in 2014.  Chances are... Read More

6 years ago

Yordano Ventura (SP, KC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: It's never too early to hit the waiver wire in fantasy baseball.  If your league has already drafted, and players are available to be picked up on waivers, it's show time. With the recent news that Yordano Ventura has won the 5th starter spot for the Kansas City... Read More

6 years ago


Start 'Em: Lineup Picks for Fantasy's Championship Week

Nothing is a guarantee in fantasy football, but we can always take calculated risks. I generally try not to take too many risks come playoff time, and prefer to roll with my big guns that have gotten me this far, even if there's a tempting option to stream or start off my bench. But even... Read More

6 years ago

Week 16 Waiver Wire Options for Running Backs (RB)

It's been a fun season for running backs this year, with most fantasy owners experience highs and lows at the RB position throughout the NFL season. This year started off as a thin RB pool on draft day, with many fantasy owners expressing doubts and frustrations over their teams and the lack of viable running... Read More

6 years ago

Week 15 Running Backs (RBs): Playoffs Waiver Wire Pickups

If you're still playing in Week 15, then you're most likely already past the first round of your fantasy playoffs and are focusing on getting to that championship game. There were a lot of running back injuries from Sunday, and this could have implications for your fantasy teams and needing to make moves on the... Read More

6 years ago

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 14 & Playoffs

Everyone loves some good waiver wire sleepers for fantasy football, and that's what we're here to talk about. The approaching week of NFL action is the start of the fantasy football playoffs for most leagues, so we will be recommending waiver wire sleepers to target for Week 14 and the playoffs. Some of these players... Read More

6 years ago

Week 14 (Playoffs) Waiver Wire Pickups: Running Backs (RBs)

Week 14 will mark the start of the fantasy playoffs in most leagues. As we look towards Week 14 and the playoffs run, it is important for us to have a team that is solid from top to bottom and we are more than set at the running back (RB) position. If there are still... Read More

6 years ago

NFL Updates for Week 13: Wide Receivers Alshon Jeffery & Josh Gordon Explode

Two of the best and most talented young wide receivers in the NFL had huge games today in Week 13 of NFL action. Ironically, both the Bears and Brown lost their games to  bottom-of-the-barrel NFL teams, but it certainly wasn't because of the extraordinary efforts of these two budding superstars.   Alshon Jeffery & Josh Gordon... Read More

6 years ago

Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups – Running Backs (RBs)

There are lots of running back injuries and updates to discuss this week, as we prepare for the Week 13 waiver wire and fantasy homestretch.  Below we'll take a look at some players that are still underowned, some that are being overlooked, and others that may hold RB value for fantasy owners due to injuries... Read More

6 years ago

Week 12 Waiver Wire: Wide Receivers (WRs) that are Still Underowned

It always helps to stay on top of free agent wide receivers, especially as we approach Week 12 and you are duking it out for a spot in your fantasy playoffs. There are still plenty of WRs that are underowned, and we're here to remind you that some may still be available in your league... Read More

6 years ago

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Week 12 Waiver Wire: Running Backs (RBs) that are Underowned

Every week we try and take a look at which players are underowned in fantasy leagues, but can be considered as options to be picked up off the waiver wire. There are a handful of running backs that performed well this week, or in previous weeks, but still aren't seeing the proper ownership levels and... Read More

6 years ago

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Waiver Wire Sleepers - Week 11 & The Stretch Run

Below, I will highlight some fantasy football waiver wire sleepers for the Week 11 waiver wire. In most fantasy football leagues, certain players were dropped or never drafted because of injuries. As we look forward towards the fantasy playoffs, and a championship run, there are some players that can be picked up and stashed in hopes that... Read More

6 years ago

Christine Michael, Seattle Seahawks

Baller Move: Stash in Deeper Leagues Analysis: Marshawn Lynch has been an elite running back again in 2013, and has been beasting it recently as usual. But in Seattle’s Week 10 matchup against the Falcons Michael rushed 8 times for 33 yards, all of that coming late in the game with the Seahawks in clock-killing mode. His... Read More

6 years ago

Dennis Johnson, Houston Texans

Baller Move: Stash in Deeper Leagues Analysis: The Texans have had some significant changes the past few weeks. Case Keenum has replaced Matt Schaub as their starting quarterback, and Arian Foster’s injuries have finally caught up with him. Foster will miss the remainder of the 2013 NFL season with his most recent back injury, and Ben Tate... Read More

6 years ago

James Starks, Green Bay Packers

Baller Move: Add in Deeper Leagues Analysis: With the injury to Aaron Rodgers, an emphasis on the Green Bay running backs and their rushing attack has become even more important. Eddie Lacy has been a workhorse, and one of the best RBs in the NFL over the past few weeks. But Starks is finally healthy, and has... Read More

6 years ago

Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers

Baller Move: Add in Deeper Leagues Analysis: The Panthers have a running back committee in their backfield, as Stewart is getting work along with DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert. None of the RBs had a great game in Week 10, but Stewart had 22 snaps while Williams only played 20. He was given 13 carries against a... Read More

6 years ago

Donald Brown, Indianapolis Colts

Baller Move: Add in Deeper Leagues Analysis: Brown had a decent game in Week 10 versus the Rams, as he excelled in the passing game racking up 5 catches for 64 yards and a touchdown. His rushing stats weren’t pretty, but the Colts were getting dominated by the Rams all game and were forced to throw whenever... Read More

6 years ago

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Week 11 Waiver Wire Running Backs (RBs) - Deeper Leagues

In this space we will highlight some NFL running backs that need to be considered on the week 11 waiver wire for deeper leagues, or running backs that are still just being overlooked in fantasy leagues.  For those who play in 12-14 team leagues (or more), have deep benches, or are really hurting at running back –... Read More

6 years ago

NFL Injuries - Fantasy Football Injury Report for Week 11

As we all know, each week there are plenty of NFL injuries. This piece highlights the key injuries to NFL players that are fantasy relevant, and sets the gears in motion for moving forward and salvaging your teams for the rest of the season. Our fantasy football injury report for Week 11 will highlight new injuries... Read More

6 years ago

Garrett Graham – TE, Houston Texans – Waiver Wire Analysis

Baller Move:  Add in All PPR Leagues Analysis: In the 2 weeks that rookie quarterback Case Keenum has been under center, Houston’s tight end Graham has seen a slight bump in his passing targets.  In week 9 he saw 6 targets, and in the previous game he saw 8 targets.  This is a nice development, and hopefully a sign... Read More

6 years ago

Chris Ogbonnaya – RB, Cleveland Browns - Waiver Wire Pickup

Baller Move:  Stash in PPR Leagues, Deeper Standard Leagues Analysis: There are a few things we know about the Cleveland Browns in 2013.  Their team is much improved, sitting at 4-5, after bringing in a new head coach and offensive scheme.  They didn’t love what they saw in Trent Richardson, and decided to trade their starting RB to... Read More

6 years ago

Montee Ball – RB, Denver Broncos - Waiver Wire Pickup

Baller Move:  Stash in Deeper Leagues, Monitor in All Leagues Analysis: Ball has clearly emerged as the #2 running back for the Broncos after Knowshon Moreno, asRonnie Hillman wasn’t even active in their last game.  The Broncos have already said that they want to lighten the workload for their lead running back Moreno over the next few weeks,... Read More

6 years ago

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Week 6 Start/Sit: Monday Night Football Matchups Analysis

This game is a matchup of the two top teams in the NFC North, by the standings at least. The key to this game will, of course be the offenses. Both the Lions and Packers come into this game boasting offenses which rank in the top half of the NFL and this game should be... Read More

Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

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Tight End Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers – Week 7

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Quarterback Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers - Week 7

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Waiver Wire Express - Week 7 Lightning Round

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Fantasy Football News and Injuries - Running Updates

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Week 6 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

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NFL Matchup Ratings Tool - Weekly Player Projections

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Week 6 Chat - Live Fantasy Football Game Day Q&A

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Updated Week 6 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

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Fantasy Football Starts and Sits: Matchups Analysis for Week 6

Welcome to our Week 6 matchup analysis and start/sit column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every single contest from the Sunday slate in one convenient location, helping you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. Be sure to check back regularly because this article will be updated as news comes in regarding injuries and other... Read More

Wide Receiver Matchups To Target in Week 6

In Week 5, Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller was the best wide receiver play of the week. Even if you didn't play Fuller and missed out on his big day, you still had a chance to win your DFS contests if you played other receiver options that were recommended in this column, such as Michael... Read More

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