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The New Generation of Tight Ends

Wide Receiver Depth Chart Changes - Week 2

There are a number of reasons for wide receiver depth chart changes, and they aren’t always neat and logical. However, after Week 1 things did break down fairly easily in terms of moves up and down depth charts. As a result, the analysis in this article will be broken into three major sections. First, is... Read More

1 year ago

Rookies Worth Your Attention in Week 2

In this column each week, we will look at rookies who have either performed well the previous few weeks or who have a favorable matchup in the upcoming week. These may be high-profile names or under-the-radar depth players; the only thing that matters is that they are first-year pros ready to make a name for... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Mailbag - Week 2

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week's RotoBaller mailbag. I will be answering several of the best questions from Twitter each and every week. Thanks to everyone who sent theirs in this week! To have your question featured on our mailbag, please send them to @1ststopfantasy and hashtag #RotoBallerMailbag. Before we get to this week's... Read More

1 year ago

Tape Don't Lie - Breaking Down Phillip Lindsay's Week 1 Performance

Hey y'all! Welcome to a new column here at RotoBaller, "Tape Don't Lie". Each week, I'll pick out one surprising fantasy football performance and break it down. What does the film show? How does that mesh with what the analytics say about that player? What does it all mean in the grand scheme of things?... Read More

1 year ago

Deep Dynasty Pickups to Stash - Week 1

The wait is officially over. Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season is here and has already kicked off with the Eagles and Falcons on Thursday night. That being said, this may be the last time you'll be able to grab some waiver wire pickups to stash at the end of your bench before the... 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

#TrendingNow - Preseason Week 4 Risers and Fallers

The final week of the preseason is in the books and I think we can agree it’s time to just get the season going. Weekly waiver adds, tinkering with your lineup at the last minute and either celebrating a victory or yelling at your phone because you started the wrong guy - it's all glorious... Read More

1 year ago

Ronald Jones II - Is It Time to Panic?

During the 2018 NFL Draft, USC running back Ronald Jones II was drafted 38th overall by Tampa Bay. The assumption was that he would be their running back of the future and an immediate force in the backfield. Then the preseason happened. Unfortunate owners who drafted earlier in August and spent a mid-round pick on... Read More

1 year ago

Rookie Roulette - Which Rookie WR to Draft First?

Courtland Sutton, James Washington, Calvin Ridley. All of these receivers are getting hyped as the best rookie in this class, but which one will have the best rookie season and be a good pick in MFL 10s? None of the above. For the answer to this question, you need to go to the city of... Read More

1 year ago

Ahead of the Game - College Devy Prospects to Watch (Week 1)

Let's be very clear about something. Last week was a great appetizer, but the entree that is the college football season has just arrived. Not only is there a strong slate of college football games lined up for this weekend, featuring several top 25 matchups, but we're also treated to some college football talent that... Read More

1 year ago

Wide Receiver Dynasty Rankings - Tiers and Analysis

The rankers here at RotoBaller are committed to providing you with detailed fantasy football rankings for dynasty leagues. Our rankings also include tiers which supply a more detailed breakdown on which players to target for your rosters, along with the performers that you should avoid. These rankings are updated continuously and should be used as... Read More

1 year ago

Rookie Rankings and Draft Analysis

Selecting which rookies to invest in can be a major headache for fantasy owners. Early on it is really tough to know what role a rookie will have early or whether his game can translate from college. At least now we can see roughly what role rookies are expected to have with their teams in... Read More

1 year ago

NFL Preseason Week 3 Review - Fantasy Impact

Week 3 of the NFL preseason is typically a dress rehearsal for teams and we get the best idea yet of how players will be used. While some NFL teams still chose to rest their starters, many inexplicably didn't. Unfortunately, we also had a major injury with Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee going down for the... Read More

1 year ago

Analyzing Value in the Rookie RB Class (Beyond Saquon Barkley)

This article will take a look at the current state of the 2018 rookie running back class and determine which players are potential “value” draft picks in accordance with their average draft position (ADP).  A value pick is generally perceived as a player that will outperform his draft slot.  Last year, for example, Kareem Hunt... Read More

1 year ago

Rookie Roulette - Which First-Year RB Is #2 in Re-Draft?

Saquon Barkley will be the first running back drafted this year in re-draft leagues. There's no good faith argument I could make to convince you that some other running back deserves to be taken over Barkley, who will be a first round pick in most fantasy leagues. If you take a different rookie running back... Read More

1 year ago

Tight End Dynasty Rankings - Tiers and Analysis

The rankers here at RotoBaller are committed to providing you with detailed fantasy football rankings for dynasty leagues. Our rankings also include tiers which supply a more detailed breakdown on which players to target for your rosters, along with the performers that you should avoid. These rankings are updated continuously and should be used as... Read More

1 year ago

Ahead of The Game - College Devy Prospects (Preseason Edition)

College football is back! And even more than just that enjoyment of football being back on your TV, it's an early opportunity to see potential NFL talent before your league-mates. The opening week of college football is typically filled with tune-up games for collegiate powerhouses and a myriad of random non-conference games. So rather than... Read More

1 year ago

2018 ADP Throwdown - Alvin Kamara vs. Saquon Barkley

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

NFL Preseason Week 2 Review - Fantasy Impact

As teams have now played two exhibition games, things are starting to get more clear. You'll hear a lot of overreaction from other sites, but we're here to tell you what really matters this early in the exhibition season. There are two things that really matter this early in the preseason: injuries and player roles.... Read More

1 year ago

#TrendingNow - Preseason Week 2 Risers and Fallers

Halfway through the pre-season and we are one week closer to real football! Well, hopefully, it’s real football. Many fans, analysts, and even players have a nervous feeling about the product we will see on the field this season thanks to rule changes and safety precautions. My thoughts? Let’s just be thankful we have football... Read More

1 year ago

Deep Dynasty Stashes - Undrafted Free Agents

Welcome to the first of this series called Deep Dynasty Stashes. As an avid dynasty football and fantasy football fan, this topic has always been a favorite of mine, and I'll be posting this through the pre-season and into the NFL season. One of the most fun parts of dynasty football leagues is drafting those... Read More

1 year ago

Stop That Hype Train! Michael Gallup

The loss of Dez Bryant to a salary disagreement and Jason Witten to ESPN leaves a huge hole in the Dallas Cowboys receiving ranks. The signing of Allen Hurns will help fill the void, but so will the drafting of rookie Michael Gallup. The problem is everyone is enamored by Gallup to the point where... Read More

1 year ago

#TrendingNow - Risers and Fallers after Preseason Week 1

Welcome to the first #TrendingNow of the 2018 season! If you haven’t had a chance to read this piece in the past, then let me take a second to introduce it. Each week throughout the pre-season and regular season I’ll look at several players who are either #TrendingUp or #TrendingDown. This is focused primarily on... Read More

1 year ago

NFL Preseason Week 1 Review - Fantasy Impact

The first week of preseason games are in the books, and while the games don't mean anything, there is still information we can glean from them. You'll hear a lot of overreaction from other sites, but we're here to tell you what really matters this early in the exhibition season. There are two things that... Read More

1 year ago

Derrius Guice Injury Fallout

Injuries are literally the worst. On the very first full day of preseason action, we saw four fantasy-relevant injuries, the worst being Derrius Guice's sprained MCL turned torn ACL. Fantasy owners and football fans alike thought Guice had averted disaster after he was initially diagnosed with a sprained MCL, which would have cost him around... Read More

1 year ago

Let The Kids Play - A Case For Rookie RBs Over Veterans In Redraft

The common sentiment is to take established veterans over rookies in redraft leagues since we know what we are going to get out of them. If the last few seasons have taught us anything, especially at the running back position, it is that this may not always be the right strategy. Players with the talent... Read More

1 year ago

Running Back Committees to Avoid in 2018

The three-down back is starting to disappear in the NFL, and fantasy owners who don’t have a top first-round pick are missing out on the elite options. The shift to more committees in the NFL has also altered the way fantasy football owners draft. There are some team backfields you may want to avoid for... Read More

1 year ago

Ahead of the Game - 2019 College Football Running Back Prospects

In my series preview, I presented five draft-eligible wide receivers who project to be early NFL draft selections and potentially great dynasty assets. Today, I'll focus on the running back position, specifically the top three RBs who were expected to declare for the 2018 class and made the late decision to return to school. Typically,... Read More

1 year ago

Stop that Hype Train! Kerryon Johnson (RB, DET)

Training camps have now begun, as the days of summer continue their unrelenting progression into the preseason. As a result, owners are escalating their draft preparation and actual roster construction, in hopes that the teams that they have assembled will ultimately prevail in their leagues. The ongoing attempts to identify sleepers is an integral part of... Read More

1 year ago

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Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 12

Rotoballers, if you're not active on the waiver wire this time of year, there are only two reasonable explanations: 1) You're sitting at 3-8 (or worse) and don't find it enjoyable to play spoiler to your league mates, or 2) You're 8-3 (or better) and have nothing but matchup-proof studs on your starting lineup and... Read More

FAAB Bidding - Week 12 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More

Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

This could be the most exciting installment of waiver wire adds in a while. Not that any of these choices are necessarily league-winners but at least we have a bunch of new names to ponder. Bye weeks are nearly over but this one will be particularly tough with the high-scoring Chiefs, Vikings, Chargers, and Cardinals... Read More

Week 12 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Almost out of time to make that last push for the playoffs--no time like the present to squeak out a win because you picked the right defense. Below are RotoBaller's Week 12 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 12 of the NFL and... Read More

Week 12 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

It's Week 12, and the fantasy football playoffs are just around the corner. Teams are jostling for playoff position both in the real world and the fantasy world. You gotta have the right kicker at the right time in the right matchup, and it matters now more than ever. The margin for error in these... Read More

Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 12

The regular season continues to advance at a relentless pace as we have now entered the planning process for Week 12. Some of you are concentrating on building lineups that will commandeer a spot in the fantasy playoffs, while others are making slight adjustments to teams that have already secured their place in the postseason.... Read More

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 12

Week 11 is behind us and we're getting closer and closer to the end of the fantasy regular season. For some of us, Week 12 represents the final chance to get into the postseason, while for others we have another week or two left. Here, to help you get ready for the playoffs, is a... Read More

Week 12 Tight End Waiver Wire Picks and Streamers

With fantasy football leagues only a couple weeks away from their playoffs, this is not the time for teams to be short a tight end. Not only do fantasy footballers have no Travis Kelce or Hunter Henry during this crucial week in their fantasy seasons, they do not get to take advantage of using a... Read More

Quarterback Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers - Week 12

We saw some monster weeks at the quarterbacks position, with four quarterbacks topping 37 points, and ten scoring over 25 points. These weren't all big names putting up these points either, as low-owned quarterbacks like Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, and even Jeff Driskel had some big numbers in Week 11. That means we've got plenty... Read More

Waiver Wire Express - Week 12 Lightning Round

We're onto Week 12, which means the last of the bye weeks approaches. The Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs and Vikings hit the hammocks as we can finally start to look at players without worrying about future offweeks. To help you look towards those precious playoff weeks, here is the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week... Read More

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups List

Back by popular demand in 2019... RotoBaller has brought back for the NFL season our Ultimate 2019 Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Pickups List.  Be sure to also try our other lineup tools below. Using your phone? Be sure to also download our free app which includes news, notifications, injury alerts & articles.   Rankings WizardWeekly... Read More

Week 11 Surprises? We Must Overreact - Jeff Driskel, Bo Scarbrough, Ryan Griffin

In Week 11, Josh Allen scorched the Dolphins Defense for three touchdowns through the air and one touchdown on the ground, finishing as the No. 1 quarterback on the week. As expected, Lamar Jackson and Dak Prescott finished as top-five quarterbacks, while Sam Darnold rebounded in a "get well" matchup against the Redskins. Kyle Allen... Read More

Holiday Shopping - Who To Buy For The Playoffs Run

As the fantasy football season nears the home stretch, most owners should begin turning their eyes towards the remaining six weeks of the fantasy schedule. Either you're comfortably in the playoffs and need to see who you should be rostering in order to get the best matchups or you need that extra boost to qualify... Read More

The Cut List - Players on the Chopping Block (Week 12)

This is your weekly list of players to drop. I will do my best to limit this list to injured players and players you might consider holding. If you roster pure handcuffs or backups, obviously you can let them go at any time. The players on this list will, ideally, be guys that aren't clearly... 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 11 Marlon Mack has been diagnosed with a broken hand and may be out several weeks. Emmanuel Sanders (ribs)... Read More