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Waiver Wire Express - Week 15 Lightning Round

RotoBaller PPR Mock Draft Recap - First Round Recap

With fantasy draft season in full swing, it's time to dive into another one of RotoBaller's mock drafts. It's interesting to see the differences in these results compared to our Way Too Early Mock Draft in March. The settings for our "Mock Draft 2.0" were pretty straight forward: 12 teams, PPR scoring, QB, RB, RB,... Read More

2 years ago

Three Ways You're Screwing Up Zero RB... and How To Fix Them

In 2016 Zero RB was the dominant draft strategy for most fantasy football players. For many drafters the strategy fell flat on it's face and they gave up on it after one try. The strategy itself is sound, and even in the outlier running back year of 2016 it was still successful. The issue is most drafters... Read More

2 years ago

Pay Up! - Auction Draft Strategies

I did my first auction draft back in 2010. It was an unmitigated disaster. I had gone into the draft very familiar with player values and I refused to overspend. I ended up with a fantastic team...if you could start every player on a 16-man roster! The All-Value team failed spectacularly because everyone was good,... Read More

2 years ago

Scott Fish Bowl Draft Review - Part 2

The seventh annual Scott Fish Bowl (a.k.a. SFB7) drafts have been completed. This is a unique format with rules that are unlike most leagues out there. I outlined the details and my attempt at a mock draft earlier this summer, which you can check out here. Now that the rosters are set, it's time to look... Read More

2 years ago

Scott Fish Bowl Draft Review - Part 1

If you’re one of the 12 people in North America that hasn’t heard of it, the Scott Fish Bowl is an annual season-long super flex fantasy football tournament that pits literally hundreds of fans and analysts against each other. The tournament also features some unique scoring rules. The primary rules to be aware of this... Read More

2 years ago

Why Zero-RB Still Won't Work in 2017

When embarking on my reasoning for this piece, I was having difficulty explaining exactly why zero running back won’t work this season. For some inspiration and hope to clear writer’s block, I read Shawn Siegle’s initial articles explaining the theory of zero running back and listened to the recent Numberfire podcast on which Siegle was... Read More

2 years ago

Let the Kids Play - Why You Should Pick Rookie RBs Over Vets in 2017

The 2017 NFL Draft’s running back class was one of the most highly touted in recent memory. With eight players being drafted in the first three rounds, this class has a robust investment and is very likely to generate a number of immediate impact players. My aim in this article is to convince you that... Read More

2 years ago

Rookie Roulette - Which First-Year QB Should Go #1 in Dynasty Drafts?

Football fans know which quarterback was taken first in this year’s NFL Draft, but now fantasy football owners want to know which QB should go first in dynasty drafts. The 2017 rookie quarterback crop is not loaded with any sure starters for this season, but there are plenty of potential passers for future seasons. Many... Read More

2 years ago

Stack 'Em - Teams with Favorable Schedules for their Top Players

Playing matchups is certainly a sound strategy for maximizing fantasy football value on a week-to-week basis. You can also turn a pretty profit in Daily Fantasy cash games and tournaments by stacking two or more players on the same team versus weaker opponents. One thing to remember is that defensive rankings will change quite a bit... Read More

2 years ago

Running Backs To Target For Zero RB Drafters In 2017

In the first part of my Zero RB analysis, I discussed why Zero RB will be a winning strategy in 2017 and why the value of running backs league-wide is headed for regression. In this article, I will discuss some of my favorite Zero RB targets for fantasy football leagues this season. The Zero RB strategy... Read More

2 years ago

Why Zero RB Will Work in 2017

When Shawn Siegele published "Zero RB, Antifragility, and the Myth of Value-Based Drafting" in 2013, he brought Zero RB to the mainstream. It took a few years to really catch on, but entering 2016 fantasy football drafts Zero RB was all the rage. Many players ignored running backs in the early rounds and stock-piled wide... Read More

2 years ago

Who's #1? Making a Case for the First Overall Pick in Re-draft Leagues

Tonight's contest is a Fatal Four Way match and it is for the right to be selected number one in 2017 fantasy football drafts. This match will be contested under PPR rules and will be no disqualification! Last year's top consensus pick is back to stake a claim for a repeat, but he'll have stiff competition... Read More

2 years ago

mike evans fantasy football dynasty analysis

#SFB7 Mock Draft Recap - How to Tackle a Unique Scoring System

For those unfamiliar with the Scott Fish Bowl a.k.a. FF Invitational, let me explain what makes this format unique. First of all, the competition consists of 720 teams with 60 leagues of 12 teams. The roster consists of 22 total players under the following lineup conditions: 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 4 Flex... Read More

3 years ago

Why Zero RB Didn't Work in 2016

Zero-running back as a strategy and theory is nothing new. However, it has come into vogue over the past few seasons and hit a fever pitch heading into the 2016 season thanks to a disastrous 2015 for some of the top-drafted running backs such as Todd Gurley and Doug Martin. The strategy didn’t pay off,... Read More

3 years ago

Rookie Mock Draft Recap - Rounds 3-4

As with any draft, mock or not, the later you get the more surprises you find. RotoBaller’s 2017 Rookie Mock Draft was no exception. Although the names should all be familiar to dynasty league owners, the order may not be what you would expect. Of course, the point of these early mocks is to get... Read More

3 years ago

Rookie Mock Draft Recap - Round 2

After a somewhat par-for-the-course first round of RotoBaller’s 2017 Rookie Mock Draft, the second round saw the predictability wear off, as our fantasy experts began picking more based on their intuition and less based on consensus thought. As we take a deeper look into all 12 picks, those dynasty leaguers among us will get a... Read More

3 years ago

Rookie Mock Draft Recap - Round 1

Recently we gathered 12 dynasty league experts and RotoBaller writers to conduct a week-long, email draft for the 2017 incoming rookie class in order to evaluate rookie choices for dynasty leagues. This article will examine Round 1 from the recent draft, breaking down every pick. Stay tuned for a breakdown from rounds 2-4 as we... Read More

3 years ago

The Ideal MFL10 Draft - Part 2

In this article, I'll lay out the second part of my draft strategy for the ideal slot in order to maximize fantasy potential in MFL10 leagues. The foundation was laid in the first part of this draft with two upper-echelon running backs, a trio of high-ceiling receivers, and pair of San Diego Los Angeles Chargers at QB and... Read More

3 years ago

The Ideal MFL10 Draft - Part 1

MFL10 leagues bring a unique spin to the fantasy football draft process. Therefore, it should take some unique preparation as well. Risk/reward is the name of the game in best-ball formats. You need to find players with high ceilings without incurring too many risks that could potentially sink your team. In this article, I'll lay out... Read More

3 years ago

Trade Away Your Dynasty Rookie Picks Before it's Too Late!

April is when dynasty fantasy football players get spring fever. Last season's exploits are a distant memory. The combine has come and gone. Now we're just counting down the days until our rookie drafts. Who doesn't love a good rookie draft? Me, that's who! Call me Scrooge if you must, but let me explain why... Read More

3 years ago

Way Too Early Dynasty Mock Draft Analysis - Rounds 16-20

In this space, we will close out our ongoing analysis of RotoBaller's Way Too Early Dynasty Mock Draft by recapping the final rounds, 16-20. We recently gathered 12 dynasty league experts and RotoBaller writers to conduct a week-long email draft in order to evaluate early ADP values and give readers a sense of what to expect... Read More

3 years ago

Way Too Early Dynasty Mock Draft Analysis - Rounds 11-15

It's time to look at the latter half of RotoBaller's Way Too Early Dynasty Mock Draft with a recap of rounds 11-15. We recently gathered 12 dynasty league experts and RotoBaller writers to conduct a week-long email draft in order to evaluate early ADP values. To start from the beginning of our recaps, check out the first... Read More

3 years ago

Was Drafting Rob Gronkowski in the First Round Bad Process or Just Bad Results?

Tight end is probably the most divisive position in all of fantasy football. You're either firmly in the camp of waiting during drafts, snagging one or two of the late round fliers, or you want one of the top-five guys to solidify a spot on your roster. Whatever your go-to strategy is, one thing has remained... Read More

3 years ago

Was Drafting Ezekiel Elliott in the First Round Good Process or Just Good Results?

It seems like every single year there's some rookie running back who fantasy owners fall in love with. Whether it's Ezekiel Elliott or Derrick Henry, the hype surrounding said rusher ends up making their ADP skyrocket. In some cases, like Zeke, the bandwagon pushes him as far as the first round. But for Derrick Henry,... Read More

3 years ago

Way Too Early Dynasty Mock Draft Analysis - Rounds 7-10

We continue our look at RotoBaller's Way Too Early Dynasty Mock Draft with a recap of rounds 7-10. We gathered 12 dynasty league experts and RotoBaller writers to conduct a week-long, email draft, MFL10-style, in order to evaluate early ADP values for dynasty leagues. If you didn't catch it earlier, start here with our first round... Read More

3 years ago

Way Too Early Dynasty Mock Draft Analysis - Rounds 4-6

Dynasty leagues offer a fun twist of fantasy football in which owners retain most, if not all of their players from year to year. This creates a greater sense of pride and ownership as you carry many of the same players for multiple seasons. Of course, you've got to make sure you have a core... Read More

3 years ago

Way Too Early Dynasty Mock Draft Analysis - Rounds 2-3

The Rotoballer fantasy football crew got together recently to run a mock dynasty startup draft. Here, I'll give some analysis of the second and third round selections. Make sure to check out yesterday's first-round recap as well. The second and third rounds are, for me, the sweet spot where player values aren't quite as well defined as... Read More

3 years ago

Way Too Early Dynasty Mock Draft Analysis - Round One

There's an old adage that goes "fantasy football fans start preparing in August. Fantasy football champions start preparing in July." Well folks, the obsessive nerds like myself prepare all year round. That's what the purpose of RotoBaller's Dynasty League Mock Draft is all about. Here we'll be taking a look at the first round action... Read More

3 years ago

MFL10 Retrospect - What Worked and (Mostly) What Didn't

MFL10 is one of the fastest growing forms of fantasy football and can lead to a host of unique draft strategies. If you aren't familiar with it, let me explain. In MFL10 leagues, you put down $10 for a season-long league with a chance to win $100. The twist is that it is a draft-only... Read More

3 years ago

The Wide Receiver Height Argument Needs To Be Left For Dead

Right before the NFL draft, the same old schtick about player heights will come up. It's not even just height. It's hand size, weight, and every other cockamamie measurable they can come up with. When it comes to wide receivers, height ends up being the one the talking heads focus on most. It makes sense in... Read More

3 years ago

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Waiver Wire Express - Week 15 Lightning Round

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Welcome to our Week 14 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

Monday Night Fantasy Football Starts/Sits - Week 14

Finally, we had a good fantasy matchup last week. And now, as punishment, we get this. The Eagles against the Giants is a good rivalry game. But for fantasy? Not so much. Even key players Saquon Barkley and Carson Wentz have been severely disappointing in 2019. The game is not going to be something to... Read More

Wide Receiver Matchups To Target In Week 14

In Week 13, Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill were the high-end options that had great matchups. Adams had a huge two-touchdown game while Hill only came up with 55 scoreless yards, falling victim to game flow as the Chiefs led from start to finish, scoring a defensive touchdown in the process. Several of the wide receivers... Read More

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Week 14 Stream Team - Free Agent and Bye-Week Streamers

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