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Hot Take NFL Podcast - Season Preview With Guest Sam Lane

To Handcuff or Not to Handcuff at RB?

Handcuffing running backs has been a long-standing practice when it comes to assembling a fantasy team. When you draft a stud running back in a great situation, you're hoping you can keep a hold on that situation all season. We've seen backup running backs carry teams to championships in the past, such as the famous... 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

Last-Minute Draft Strategies

Lucky Fantasy Players! Why are you lucky? Because it's draft time. Is there a better time of the season? It's like Friday night with the whole weekend ahead of us. Or the first day of an amazing vacation. And most of you will screw it up. Let me guess, you're going to draft best value... Read More

1 year ago

Tales From the Turn - Managing Snake Drafts With a Late Pick

I did a few mocks recently in preparation for a long-running league I won last season. 10 teams, ESPN standard scoring; nothing fancy just a group of buddies who started it to find more reasons to watch football together. The casual nature of the league has extended itself to the draft prep process, especially since... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Bomb - Is Late-Round QB Really the Best Strategy?

RotoBaller fantasy football lead editor Pierre Camus (@pfunk00) and writer Chris Mangano (@ChrisMangano) discuss the late-round QB trend in fantasy football drafts to determine whether grabbing a elite quarterback early could be a successful contrarian strategy. This radio show is sponsored by our good friends over at RTSports. Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210,... Read More

1 year ago


Fantasy Bomb - Zero WR Strategy Explained

RotoBaller fantasy football lead editor Pierre Camus (@pfunk00) and writer Chris Mangano (@ChrisMangano) explain how the Zero WR strategy works in fantasy football drafts and which mid-round wide receivers to target if you truly commit to it. This radio show is sponsored by our good friends over at RTSports. Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius... Read More

1 year ago

Hot Take NFL Podcast - Mock Draft with Guest James Koh

RotoBaller writer Blake Sullivan and Fantrax HQ writer Steven Toroni are joined by James Koh, formerly of NFL Network, and currently at DirecTV to do a mock draft for NFL fans, share their main targets in fantasy drafts, and provide some hot takes on fantasy football draft advice. This radio show is sponsored by our... Read More

1 year ago

Take A Hike - Drafting An Elite Quarterback

The popular sentiment these days is to wait on quarterbacks and draft them late so you can load up on position players first. While this can work in many cases, let’s look at the other angle and ponder taking a quarterback earlier in the draft. While this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it... Read More

1 year ago

Why ZeroRB Didn't Work in 2017

For someone drafting 8th in a 10-man league last year, going Zero-RB could have potentially netted them a top-three round haul of Mike Evans, Jordy Nelson, and Demaryius Thomas. On draft day, this is an amazing stack of WR1s. By the end of the year, it's weekly middling to poor performances that the owners' highest draft... Read More

2 years ago

Who To Draft Tool - Compare Players, Get Quick Advice

  Who Should You Draft? Select Any Two NFL Players - Our Experts Will Give You Their Opinions     STDPPR Select Player 1...Derrick HenryTravis KelceTyreek HillDavante AdamsDamien WilliamsAaron JonesGeorge KittleA.J. BrownTevin ColemanDeebo SamuelEmmanuel SandersRaheem MostertAllen LazardSammy WatkinsJonnu SmithCorey DavisMecole HardmanJimmy GrahamKendrick BourneGeronimo AllisonJamaal WilliamsMatt BreidaTajae SharpeMarquez Valdes-ScantlingKalif RaymondDion LewisDemarcus RobinsonAnthony FirkserJake KumerowLeSean McCoyMarcedes LewisMyCole... Read More

2 years ago


King's Classic - Industry Expert Drafts Analysis

This weekend saw the fantasy football world converge on the football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, for the inaugural King’s Classic. Thanks to Bob Lung and Brad Evans (among many others), we had 24 sites represented between two divisions -- Brown and Blanda, named for the first two players taken in the first ever... Read More

2 years ago

Beginner's Guide to Roster Construction

One of the most commonly used pieces of jargon in fantasy football analysis is roster construction. It is almost always used at the tail-end of a debate to reconcile two seemingly irreconcilable positions. Usually something along the lines of, “Well, I guess this really comes down to roster construction and how you want to build... Read More

2 years ago

2018 ADP Throwdown - LeSean McCoy vs. Derrick Henry

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

2 years ago

How to Approach the Quarterback Position in Your Draft

The NFL season is quickly approaching and we are getting into prime drafting season. Some of us start drafting earlier but I know many of my readers are saner than I am and typically draft as close to the NFL season as possible. I have spent a lot of time thinking about how I can... Read More

2 years ago

The Deep Stack - How to Win Your League by Watching One Game on Sundays

Zero RB, WR Value, Best Player Available, Valued Based Drafting, Team Constitution and on and on. What strategy have you locked yourself into come this year’s draft? There is validity to each and every one of these along with analysts and corresponding data to help you along the way. But I have a strategy that... Read More

2 years ago


Why Zero RB Won't Work in 2018

Take yourself back to the 2015 draft season. We had just come off the year of the receiver, highlighted by breakout rookie seasons from Odell Beckham Jr. and Mike Evans, and career years from Emmanuel Sanders and Golden Tate. In 2014, 23 players had 1,000 or more receiving yards and 10 had more than 1,300.... Read More

2 years ago

Stack 'Em - Teams with Favorable Schedules for Top Players

Using last year’s results alone to predict this season’s outcomes is borderline foolish. Luckily, when it comes to the task of projecting the upcoming NFL season there are a few other factors which can increase our odds of success. I mean sure, you could draft based on talent and opportunity alone, but the number of... Read More

2 years ago

Why You Should Wait on Tight End This Year

The tight end position is always one of the most frustrating ones to fill. There's a major gap between the top talent at the position and everyone else in a way that there isn't for running backs, wide receivers, and quarterbacks, so it can be tempting to grab someone in the Rob Gronkowski/ Travis Kelce/... Read More

2 years 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

2 years ago

Draft Strategy - How to Approach Two-QB Leagues

For nearly the past decade it has been en vogue to draft quarterbacks late in your typical fantasy football drafts. There are plenty of studies that have determined that there isn’t a huge weekly difference between the perceived top quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers and lower-end streaming options. That advice has worked well... Read More

2 years ago


The Perfect Pair - Two Mid-Round QBs that Can Combine for QB1 Value

The same question is everlastingly debated every year – should you take one of the elite level quarterbacks early, or wait on some of the QB2s with upside later? It’s definitely a debate worth having, but there are so many moving parts it becomes difficult to say decisively if taking a QB either early or... Read More

2 years 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

2 years ago

Superflex Strategy - How to Attack Draft Day

Superflex leagues, for those that don't already know, are a fantasy football setup in which every team's lineup includes at least one flex spot that can plan any offensive position, including quarterback. Typical leagues with flex spots allow for just RB/WR/TE combos, but superflex throws the high-scoring QB position in the mix. Current conventional fantasy... Read More

2 years ago

RotoRevolution - 12 Team PPR Mock Draft with Player Analysis

The 2018 Fantasy Football season is here and mock drafting is in full swing. A mock draft may not tell you exactly how the picks will fall but it helps you get an understanding of what rounds players can typically be taken in. In this episode we have 2 RotoBaller experts completing a 12 team... Read More

2 years 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

2 years ago


Pay Up! Auction Draft Strategies for 2018

There’s nothing more exciting in a fantasy football auction when you have one of your top targets up and you currently have the highest bid. You hear the auctioneer yell, “Going once”, as your palms start to sweat with anticipation. “Going twice,” you think you may have just had a heart attack. “Sold!” You suddenly... Read More

2 years ago

Who's #1 at Each Position in Dynasty?

Determining the value of any dynasty player comes down to two things. First, the player's expected production in the upcoming season, and secondly their production in seasons that are years down the line. As a dynasty team owner, it is important to understand where your roster is in terms of "rebuild" or "win now" and... Read More

2 years ago

The Million Dollar Question - RB or WR in 2018?

What’s up fantasy Jabronis?  I’m taking a stab at answering the biggest question of all: What is the meaning of life? Is there life on other planets? What does wearing pleated pants in today's age say about you? Nope. You’ll have to ask el Camello or Raphstradamus about the pants.  But I am here to... Read More

2 years ago

How Should We Value David Johnson?

David Johnson's season, and many of his fantasy owners' seasons, ended abruptly during Week 1 of the 2017 NFL Season. Fantasy's number one ranked player suffered a dislocated wrist that required season-ending surgery. Todd Gurley took over the mantle of fantasy football's best player and enters 2018 as the likely number one pick. Johnson is... Read More

2 years ago

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