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About Wai

Father to 2 || Husband to 1 || Fantasy Owner to many || Writing has been featured on ESPN, SI, Yahoo!, AOL and on fantasy message boards worldwide || University of Arizona alum || Hawaiian living in Los Angeles

Wai has written 56 articles so far, you can find them below.

Five Questions About the NFL Season You Want Answered

Whether you are ramping up, or already completed your fantasy football draft there are questions to be answered. Which of those questions do you wish you knew the answers to today? There has recently been a debate struck up on Twitter about when drafts should be held. There seems to be a growing consensus that... Read More

4 months ago

Ways to Make Your Fantasy Football Draft More Fun

Above all else, fantasy football should be fun. Believe it or not, the mood you set at the draft will determine whether or not your league sucks. I implore you, for yourself, your leaguemates and society as a whole, make your fantasy football draft more fun. There is always room for more fun. There are... Read More

4 months ago

How To Win Your NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge

Over 40 million people will sit down to fill out an NCAA Tournament Bracket this week. How do you make your bracket stick out? Do you want it to stick out? Should you just Sharpie Duke into the National Championship? Can you be a true American and not pick Liberty? All these questions and more... Read More

9 months ago

Sweet 16 Sleeper Picks for NCAA Tournament Brackets

Every year there's one. Or in the case of last year, several. Who are the sleepers that can advance in the NCAA Tournament? More importantly, however, what sleepers are going to make your bracket special? Over the last six years, a team seeded seventh or lower has made the Final Four. Can that happen again... Read More

9 months ago

Stop The Slander - Hello Jameis Winston, QB1

"Fitzmagic" may be dead, but Jameis Winston is breathing new life into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense and possibly your fantasy football team as QB1. So Stop The Slander. Winston was a laughing stock last season after a few failed motivational speeches went viral. Tampa looked ordinary, despite demonstrating promise to start the season. Things did... Read More

1 year ago

Pass Rush vs. QB Matchups to Target/Avoid (Week 6)

In a unprecedented season of historic offensive production, identifying defensive units that apply a consistent pass rush is paramount. Passing has gone bananas. NFL completions (2,999), completion percentage (65.4), passing yards (32,215), passing touchdowns (228), points scored (3,030) and touchdowns (344) are the highest numbers in NFL history at this point in a season. There... Read More

1 year ago

Stop The Slander - The Cleveland Browns Defense Is For Real

For years, the Cleveland Browns defense has been the source for punchlines as well as must-start designations for opposing fantasy football players. This year? Stop The Slander! The Browns defense is for real, and teams are feeling the hurt. The last three years, Cleveland has finished in the bottom four for team defense. From a... Read More

1 year ago

Stop the Slander on Julio Jones Once and For All!

Once again, the Atlanta Falcons have found its way near the top of 2018's best offenses. Much to the chagrin of fantasy football owners worldwide, Julio Jones seems to have an aversion to touchdowns. Stop the Slander! Julio Jones is one of the best receivers in the game and will finish as such. After last... Read More

1 year ago

Stop The Slander and Buy Patriots

After another slow start in New England--specifically Tom Brady--people are saying the end is near. Stop The Slander! Buy up all the Patriots shares you can get, because the fantasy point train may be a bit delayed, but it is on its way. How many years of consistent productivity do you need? What assurances do... Read More

1 year ago

Pass Rush vs QB Matchups to Watch (Week 3)

With players like Patrick Mahomes and Ryan Fitzpatrick at the top of the fantasy football leaderboard, sometimes the difference between winning your week can be the very smallest of details. The pass rush vs QB matchups are often overlooked, but might be one of the most important. Through two weeks of hot fantasy football action,... Read More

1 year ago

Stop The Slander! Thank the Fantasy Football Gods for Matthew Stafford

He is not a fantasy football QB1. His team lacks any type of identity or threat to the upper echelon of teams in the NFC. There are even talks of unseating him atop the Detroit Lions depth chart. You may be sullying his name as we speak. Stop The Slander! Thank the Fantasy Football Gods... Read More

1 year ago

Pass Rush vs QB Matchups to Watch (Week 2)

Of the 10 NFL defenses that applied the most pressure to the quarterback in Week 1, seven of them won. Who should you start based on pass rush vs QB matchup? Who should you sit? It's all here in Week 2 of the fantasy football season. There were surprises in Week 1 (hello Ryan Fitzpatrick),... Read More

1 year ago

Stop The Slander - Kareem Hunt is a Weekly Must-Start

Kareem Hunt was one of the main causes for frustration in fantasy football's first week. Don't panic and Stop The Slander! Despite running for less than 50 yards for the eighth time in an 18-game career, and no rush going for more than 15 yards, Hunt has all the characteristics of someone you can trust... Read More

1 year ago

Pass Rush vs QB Matchups to Watch (Week 1)

While the game has changed considerably over the years, one thing remains constant; the game is won and lost in the trenches. That bodes for fantasy football as well. The pass rush-quarterback matchup could be the difference between victory and defeat. The fantasy football season has officially begun. As you prepare your lineup for Sunday's... Read More

1 year ago

Stop The Slander and Trust Your Team!

There are only two feelings you have once you finish your fantasy football draft; love or hate. Don't let the post-draft grades produced from algorithms sway you. Mute the outside noise and Stop The Slander. Trust your team. No matter how much preparation you did leading up to your fantasy draft, what "expert" advice you... Read More

1 year ago

Get Off My Lawn - Choosing Veteran RBs Over Rookies

After an unprecedented year for rookie running backs, lightning will not strike twice. The rooks will have a big regression and veterans will retain their position at the top of the heap in fantasy football. Typically, when one analyzes the fantasy football field, rookies are viewed like the shrimp at an all you can eat... Read More

1 year ago

Stop The Slander - 2018 Is a Prime Year for Zero RB

As fantasy football gets bigger, and access to information comes easier, sometimes you have to zig when everyone else zags. When you combine the depth at running back, and the level of success of the top wide receivers, 2018 is a prime year for the "Zero RB" strategy. They might say you need to take... Read More

1 year ago

2018 ADP Throwdown - Christian McCaffrey vs. Jerick McKinnon

Fantasy football draft season is upon us and RotoBaller is here to help! In this series, two RotoBaller experts will discuss the merits of two players with similar value and average draft position (ADP). Remember that situations will change for all players over the course of the summer and it may impact where they are... Read More

1 year ago

Stop The Slander - Duke Johnson Is An RB1 In Fantasy Football

Despite a three-year career with fantasy football production rarely seen, Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson continues to be someone overlooked heading into the 2018 season. Stop The Slander!  Johnson will be RB1 once again. There is obviously a lot of uncertainty in Cleveland this season, and only a small fraction of that has to... Read More

1 year ago

Stop The Slander - DeShaun Watson's Injury Risk

For six and a half games, there was no brighter star soaring through the fantasy football galaxy than Deshaun Watson. In 2018, whether it be the ghost of Robert Griffin, III or a limited sample size, the doubters outweigh the believers in Watson. Stop the Slander! Watson started from humble beginnings. 100 yards and a... Read More

1 year ago

Stop The Slander - RBBC Isn't a Four-Letter Word In Fantasy Football

As millions prepare for their respective fantasy football draft, know this - the key to your salvation may be the same thing you have been programmed to distrust, loathe and sometimes ignore its existence altogether. Running Back By Committee or RBBC is not a four-letter word. What if I told you the most treasured new... Read More

1 year ago

Grizzlies Take Jaren Jackson Jr. Fourth Overall

Jaren Jackson, Jr. was drafted fourth by the Memphis Grizzlies. Jackson has been labeled the most complete big man in the draft. Jackson is more skilled on offense than Mo Bamba and is a better defender than Marvin Bagley III and DeAndre Ayton. He is one of only 10 players since 1992 to post a... Read More

1 year ago

Le'Veon Bell Is the Undisputed Top Player in Fantasy Football... Again

The sky is blue, water is wet and Le'Veon Bell is the top-ranked fantasy football player in standard and PPR formats... again. In the last three years, including 2015 (Bell played just six games that year due to a suspension to start the year and a torn MCL to end the year), no other running... Read More

1 year ago

2018 PPR Mock Draft Review: Sleepers

If Rotoballer's first mock draft of the 2018 fantasy football (redraft) season is any indication of what things will look like in August, balance is the operative word. Yet sleepers still lay waiting in the grass. Through three rounds, sixteen running backs and sixteen wide receivers were drafted in the 16-round 12-team PPR draft. Despite... Read More

2 years ago

NFL Draft 2018 - Late-Round Reactions

From Tarik Cohen bursting onto the scene in Week 1 to Jamaal Williams putting you in a position to win your fantasy football league, there is value to be found in the NFL Draft's late rounds. 2017 was unquestionably the year of the rookie running back and that wasn't reserved for just names at the... Read More

2 years ago

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds for Week 25

This time of year can be miserable for fantasy basketball owners. As NBA teams start to establish their position in the playoffs, your best players can find themselves earning extra days off. That's great for those particular team's playoff stretch, but absolutely awful for fantasy basketball. Last week, James Harden, Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard... Read More

2 years ago

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds for Week 24

We know you just want to get to the picks. If you're still playing fantasy basketball, congratulations. For many leagues, it's championship week or the semifinals. Don't be too rigid on who you look to pick up on the waiver wire. Study your opponent. See where you can pick up an advantage. Sometimes it is... Read More

2 years ago

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds for Week 23

The fantasy basketball playoffs are here. If you are still playing, then kudos, because you have made it further than most. The grind doesn't stop here. To make it to the end, stay vigilant, stay hungry, stay focused. As a reminder, for standard (10-12 team) league adds, we use a general rule of thumb of... Read More

2 years ago

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds For Week 22

The fantasy basketball playoffs start next week for most players and its time to shore up your roster. Whilethe three names listed below will be an added value to your team, it's also important to take a quick inventory of your roster and fill holes. Round out your team to provide the best opportunity to win... Read More

2 years ago

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds For Week 21

The NBA is an every day business. That means Fantasy Basketball is a 24/7 sport. Remember that. While the majority of the sports world is caught up in the NCAA Tournament and March Madness, this is your opportunity to strike. Use the diversion to swoop up players while people are filling up brackets and looking at... Read More

2 years ago

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