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Fantasy Football Starts and Sits: Matchups Analysis for Week 12

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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

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

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

1 year 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

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

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

1 year 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

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

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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago

Who's #1 in Redraft Leagues for 2018?

Every year, there is a consensus #1 overall pick in fantasy football. The consensus varies in strength, but there's usually a guy the majority of the fantasy community agrees should go first. Last year, it was David Johnson. In 2016, it was Antonio Brown. In 2015,  it was Adrian Peterson. The past three seasons have... Read More

1 year ago

Rookie Roulette - Which First-Year TE Should Go First in Rookie Drafts?

As a dynasty owner preparing for your upcoming rookie draft, the top of your board is probably not littered with tight ends. Nonetheless, it's an important position that requires far more scrutiny from the fantasy owner to pick the right player, since targets are fewer and usage is less than a high volume position like... Read More

1 year ago

Born to Run - Starting RB/RB in Fantasy Football Drafts

Way back when I first started playing this wonderful game, this type of article would be superfluous. Obviously you should go RB/RB if you can. That was back in 2003 and for much of the 2000s, there was little debate over the optimal strategy - if you could get two quality RBs in the first... Read More

1 year ago

Drafting Quarterbacks in MFL10s

Entering the classroom fifteen years ago, I received prudent advice from a veteran educator: great teachers “illustrate their thinking” in order for the scholar to acquire a better understanding of the lesson. I took the sage suggestion to heart and have tried to illuminate students’ critical thinking skills everyday of my career. As a fantasy... Read More

1 year ago

DeAndre Hopkins vs 2018 Wide Receiver Rookie Class - Dynasty Strategy

Wide receivers are a staple of NFL teams and fantasy rosters, with their ability to generate yards through the air a major factor for the success of the majority of NFL teams. Additionally, with PPR and half-PPR formats dominating fantasy scoring standards, wide receivers are becoming more and more important to championship rosters. Although wide... Read More

1 year ago

Carson Wentz - How Soon is Too Soon in Redraft?

Last year, the Philadelphia Eagles were arguably the best team in the NFL. With a 13-3 record and a first-place finish in the NFC East, the team from Philly had a lot going for it heading into the playoffs. However, after an injury to starting quarterback Carson Wentz, the team's playoff hopes were threatened. We... Read More

1 year ago

Rookie Mock Draft Reaction - RotoBaller and Friends

It's dynasty football season, but then again, when isn't it? Rookie drafts have already begun in some leagues, while others are still getting ready for the biggest day of the offseason. We recently gathered some writers and fantasy football experts from RotoBaller, PlayerProfiler, Football Diehards, FFD260, and more, to conduct a mock rookie draft for... Read More

2 years ago

Rookie ADP Arbitrage - Running Back

Now that the 2018 NFL Draft has come and gone, it is the time of year where dynasty fantasy football prepare for their all-important rookie drafts. However, for beginning dynasty players or those entering a new league, a dynasty startup draft is how players get allocated to each owner. These drafts also occur at this... Read More

2 years ago

Trading High Value Dynasty Draft Picks Before The NFL Draft

The NFL draft marks a day where our football starved minds are given a reprieve from the woefully long off-season. That’s why the NFL draft is one of the premier trading weeks in dynasty fantasy football. So the question is are you buying or selling? In this article we’re going to break down the pro's... Read More

2 years ago

Early 2018 MFL10 Strategies

We have progressed beyond the initial phase of free agency, which has modified the outlooks for many prominent players. Soon, the highly-anticipated NFL Draft will transform the fantasy landscape even further. But even though a number of factors could alter the current projections that we have built for various players, that has not discouraged many... Read More

2 years ago

Early Dynasty Start Up Mock Draft – Round 7-10

It’s never too early for a mock draft, and the team at Rotoballer mocked a startup dynasty league. These results will certainly change throughout the offseason as free agency and the NFL draft come and go, but it’s always a great idea to find out player values as the offseason progresses. This league’s starting lineup... Read More

2 years ago

Early Dynasty Startup Mock Draft - Rounds 5 and 6

RotoBaller's dynasty football staff got together recently to perform a mock draft before the NFL draft in order to get an idea of where player values lie. We continue with our early dynasty mock draft series into rounds five and six with an overview of each team's roster near the midpoint of the draft. If... Read More

2 years ago

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