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DraftKings NFL Week 1 Pricing: First Impressions

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (11/4/18): NBA DFS Lineups

There are seven total games today with only six on DraftKings' main slate, but enough with un-intriguing intro sentences. There are plenty of quality games being played tonight and the Trail Blazers - Timberwolves and Lakers - Raptors will be the games to watch and stack. LeBron needs to be played in most lineups and... Read More

11 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (11/3/18): NBA DFS Lineups

There are seven games tonight and none of them are all that appealing right off the bat, although the Lakers-Trail Blazers game has my early attention along with Hornets-Cavaliers. Both will be high-scoring affairs, but only the Lakers and Trail Blazers offer serious, consistent value. The Celtics-Pacers game is enticing, but it's hard to trust... Read More

12 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (11/2/18): NBA DFS Lineups

The third Friday of the NBA season is now upon us. Half of the league's teams are in action tonight with eight games on the docket. Perhaps the most intriguing game of the night is Minnesota at Golden State. Both teams are ranked in the top-eight of the league in scoring and three-point shooting. The... Read More

12 months ago

Week 2 Saturday Night Chat - Live NFL DFS Q&A

It's Saturday Night Week 2... Time to prep your lineups!  Each Saturday night of the NFL season, RotoBaller's Mark Wemken will be moderating the industry's leading live chat room and answering a bunch of your fantasy football questions, from around 8 PM ET to 9 PM ET. Come join in on the fun, and get... Read More

1 year ago

RotoBaller Premium Tools - Hitter Matchups

Baseball is a beautiful game, and as lovely as it is to witness a great pitching performance, there's nothing like seeing a great piece of hitting. Of course, even the best hitters will likely fail at the dish around 65-70% of the time over the course of the season. While this lovely sport is truly... Read More

PREMIUM 1 year ago

RotoBaller Premium Tools - Starting Pitcher Matchups

The baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint. It would be nice to draft an All-Star fantasy squad and think that you can just set it and forget it and come out on top by season's end. You probably wish you had a league filled with owners who thought that way, because you'd be... Read More

PREMIUM 2 years ago

How To Use The DFS Lineup Optimizer - Featured Tool Overview

Daily Fantasy Sports is becoming more and more competitive every day with the big sharks heavily diluting the pools and elbowing out the casual players with thousands and thousands of entries featuring the same algorithm, computer-generated lineups. You may be a pen and paper kind of lineup generator like myself - but how many days... Read More

2 years ago

Five Strategies to Help You Win in Fantasy Playoff Leagues

If you won a fantasy football title in the regular season and are looking for more hardware, of if you want redemption after a bad season, the fantasy football season isn't over just yet. As if the NFL playoffs weren't exciting enough, you can assemble a team of your own in the postseason and root... Read More

2 years ago

Live And Learn - Reflecting on my DraftKings NFL Cash Game Lineups From Weeks 1-3

Hey RotoBallers! I hope you're all surviving yet another Tuesday-Wednesday without football to consume. I also hope your NFL DFS ventures have been more successful than mine so far. I've been playing NFL DFS on DraftKings once again this season, and through the first three weeks I feel as though I'm going backwards. So, I... Read More

2 years ago

MLB Lineup Optimizer: Using Advanced Stats To Generate Lineups (Part 3)

As many people know, the days of looking at a baseball players batting average or a pitchers ERA as indicators of their performance are out the window. The stats of old have been replaced by several new advanced stats that show a true picture of how the player is actually performing. For batters these stats... Read More

2 years ago

MLB Lineup Optimizer: Usaging Exposure and Projection Models (Part 2)

Last week, we introduced RotoBaller's MLB Lineup Optimizer with some tips on how to best use this great tool.   Today, we're going to continue showing you how to use our industry-leading MLB DFS Lineup Optimizer and Generator tool, which is part of RotoBaller's MLB Premium Subscription. With lots of advanced features, this powerful tool... Read More

2 years ago

MLB Lineup Optimizer: How To Generate Winning Lineups (Part 1)

As part of RotoBaller’s MLB Premium package, we would like to show you how to best use our industry-leading MLB DFS Lineup Optimizer and Generator tool. With lots of advanced features, this powerful tool offers DFS players various options for building winning FanDuel, DraftKings and Yahoo lineups. Over the coming days and weeks we will roll... Read More

2 years ago

Bankroll Management Theories for DFS Play (Premium Content)

Picking a Daily Fantasy lineup is a lot like everyday living. You can get away with spending a few too many dollars on adult beverages on a Saturday night with only the risk of having to go easy the following week. If you overspend any given night in DFS, due to extremely high variance and... Read More

PREMIUM 3 years ago

Using Weather Reports and Vegas Odds to Analyze DFS Slates (Premium Content)

The absolute first place you must look any day you are setting an MLB DFS lineup is at the weather forecast and Las Vegas projected run totals for the slate of games. After combing through that information first, you can start looking at specific player analysis, but you will surely be relying on this data... Read More

PREMIUM 3 years ago

Analyzing The Impact Of The “Late Swap” Option On DraftKings

RotoBallers, welcome to the second series of MLB DFS Premium Articles. Today I will be sharing an analysis of an extremely beneficial DFS tool in terms that even the least experienced DFS user will be able to decipher in order to successfully utilize the tool to his/her advantage. This specific perk acts as a great opportunity to enhance your chances of... Read More

PREMIUM 3 years ago

How to Identify Undervalued Pitching on FanDuel

Don't forget to check out all of RotoBaller's new and improved Premium In-Season Services to give you that edge all season long. Let's win some leagues in 2016! Perhaps no one position in all of DFS is as important to find as a starting pitcher on FanDuel.  A team of stacked hitters can quickly be derailed by... Read More

3 years ago

DraftKings Rule Changes For 2016 And Their Impact On DFS Strategy

This past offseason, DraftKings announced four different changes to their rules for Daily Fantasy Baseball. Although nothing too drastic, like getting rid of the second pitcher or adding relievers, each rule change stands on its own and needs a bit of scrutiny as we set our daily DFS lineups. The 10 positions that are filled... Read More

3 years ago

RotoBaller Radio Presents: Fantasy Baseball Strategy For Season Long & DFS Formats

RotoBaller is very excited about the start of the second year of RotoBaller Radio. You can find our new shows as always on BlogTalkRadio live or on demand, YouTube, and on iTunes under podcasts. Every Tuesday week RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and esteemed co-host's Josh Hayes will be discussing fantasy baseball strategy for season long leagues and both DFS... Read More

4 years ago

Starting Pitcher Strategies For FanDuel (1 Pitcher Format)

Welcome back, RotoBallers. For all you beginners out there working your way into MLB DFS: Welcome! Same to those of you who just needed a refresher. You've wandered into an article will specifically analyze how to go about choosing a starting pitcher for your MLB FanDuel teams (or sites with one SP spot). There may... Read More

PREMIUM 4 years ago

MLB DFS: Cash Game And 50/50 Strategies For Draftkings And FanDuel

This is a free article from our MLB premium DFS strategy series. See the rest of our premium DFS strategy articles here. Hey RotoBallers! Hopefully by this point you're loving your investment in our premium content, and why wouldn't you be?! This is some of the best DFS advice on the web. However, all of this research... Read More

4 years ago

DraftKings: DFS Starting Pitcher Selection Strategy

This is a free article from our MLB premium DFS strategy series. See the rest of our premium DFS strategy articles here. For 2016, we here at Rotoballer our launching our own 12 step program. Except it’s actually 10 steps. And by steps, we actually mean articles to help you win daily fantasy baseball with a focus... Read More

4 years ago

FanDuel: DFS Rules Changes For 2016 & Their Impact

This is a free article from our MLB premium DFS strategy series. See the rest of our premium DFS strategy articles here. We are getting the 2016 MLB DFS season started off right with this short beginner's series detailing everything you need to know in order to get acclimated to MLB DFS. This article will examine the... Read More

4 years ago

MLB DFS Strategy: DraftKings Rules and Basic Do's and Don'ts

This is a free article from our MLB premium DFS strategy series. See the rest of our premium DFS strategy articles here. Daily Fantasy for baseball may be one of the most intricate of the four main sports, specifically because of all the ways a lineup can accumulate points. Football is up there as well, but... Read More

4 years ago

MLB DFS Strategy: FanDuel Rules and Basic Do's and Don'ts

This is a free article from our MLB premium DFS strategy series. See the rest of our premium DFS strategy articles here. Welcome back to another season of daily fantasy baseball. Spring training is over and teams are back to their respective cities and ballparks for the start of the season. Major League Baseball modified Opening Day this year to... Read More

4 years ago

RotoBaller's MLB DFS Strategy Series Introduction

Happy opening day RotoBallers! Things are about to heat up for the 2016 MLB season and we're going to be crushing Daily Fantasy Baseball for the entire regular season and playoffs! Let's kick things off right for the 2016 fantasy baseball season by announcing that New York state residents have been banned from playing games for money on DraftKings... Read More

4 years ago

Two NBA Cash-Game Rules Every Beginner Should Know

It's currently around 12:30 AM, and I have nothing to do, so why not write a quick beginner's guide to constructing cash-game lineups on FanDuel. I'm going to share a couple of the basic strategies I use when I build such lineups. I'll be contributing NBA DFS strategy articles to RotoBaller, ranging from beginner to advanced tactics,... Read More

4 years ago

NBA Daily Fantasy Common Misconceptions

But isn't he going to sit early in the fourth against the Phoenix Suns?  This is a type of question I'm asked often. The problem with answering questions like that is that there is no right or wrong answer until we hear the final buzzer at the end of regulation. There lies the sticky situation Daily... Read More

4 years ago

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Finding Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Picks and NBA DFS Lineup Sleepers

We often hear that baseball is a game of numbers. Well, all sports are. Basketball, like the others, is filled with statistics that are the building blocks used when forming trends. This is all very, very relevant to Daily Fantasy. Any given player can break out on any given night, however, in attempting to string... Read More

4 years ago

The Top Five Stats for NBA DFS - DraftKings and FanDuel

The NBA scoring for DraftKings and FanDuel is nearly similar, with the exception of some slight differences in a couple of categories. Regardless, the importance of each statistic can be judged together. DFS players are initially inclined to select players that put the ball in the basket most frequently. I'm often guilty of getting distracted by... Read More

4 years ago

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Tight End Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers – Week 7

Another week, another four teams on bye in the NFL. Fantasy football players are going to have to make due this week without Carolina’s Greg Olsen, Tampa Bay’s O.J. Howard and Pittsburgh’s Vance McDonald, not to mention Seattle’s Will Dissly, who was injured this past Sunday. It could be a worse week for fantasy players... Read More

Quarterback Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers - Week 7

It was another big week at the quarterback position, as five quarterbacks topped 30 points and 12 scored more than 20 heading into Sunday Night Football. Most of the big performers were players we expect, such as Matt Ryan and Deshaun Watson, but we also got some surprising starts from quarterbacks who are widely available.... Read More

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Waiver Wire Express - Week 7 Lightning Round

The Jets are back! OK, maybe not back because they were never here but at least there's some actual hope and fantasy value to be had from a previously winless team. The tight end landscape has changed drastically again, as Hunter Henry returns right at 60% ownership, while breakout second-year Seahawk Will Dissly's season appears... Read More

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

It's Sunday Morning Week 6... Do You Know Who to Start? Each Sunday morning of the NFL season, RotoBaller's experts will be moderating the industry's leading live chat room and answering a bunch of your fantasy football questions, from around 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM ET. Come join in on the fun, and get your... Read More

Fantasy Football News and Injuries - Running Updates

Below is a quick-hit list of running notes on relevant injuries and player news, including pre-game reports and live in-game updates. Stay tuned for updates all throughout the week and on Sunday morning game day:   Week 6 Amari Cooper (quad) has been ruled out for the game. Will Dissly went down with a non-contact achilles... Read More

Updated Week 6 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 6 RotoBallers. Below are our updated consensus Week 6 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries, player news and rankings updates: Albert Wilson is making his return this week. Tyreek Hill will officially make his return today. Marquise Brown (ankle) will miss this week's game. Kenny Stills is... Read More

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

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

Week 6 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football weekly rankings, tiers, player news and stats for the 2019 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings     Fantasy... 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

The King's Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Week 6

Welcome to Week 6, RotoBallers! Below you will find some of my spotlight plays and tough lineup decisions for the upcoming week of the fantasy football season. These player selections are based off my Premium Weekly Lineup Rankings, available as part of the RotoBaller's NFL Premium Pass. Enter promo code KING at checkout for a... Read More

Week 6 Busts? Players To Consider Avoiding

Weeks 4 and 5 saw a combined four teams go on bye. Week 6, however, will be the first week of the season with four teams off in the same week. That will also be the case in Weeks 7, 9, 11 and 12. Meanwhile, in Week 10 there will be six different teams taking... Read More

Week 6 Stream Team - Free Agent and Bye-Week Streamers

Now that bye weeks are in full swing; streaming becomes a more viable and almost necessary strategy. Knowing who to add and when to start them could be the ultimate difference-maker in a weekly matchup. Making the right streaming decisions throughout the season could easily be the difference in winning a championship. Each week, I... Read More

Woos and Boos - Starts and Sits for Week 6 Lineups

Week 5 in the NFL saw a return to normalcy from a fantasy perspective. Although we saw big performances from Will Fuller, D.J. Chark, and Aaron Jones, the top of the leaderboards was largely filled by some of the more common names from around the league. Could this be a turn of the corner as... Read More