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Biggest ADP Surprises: Early Fantasy Football Mock Draft

Is Lamar Jackson Worth a First Round Pick?

RotoBaller fantasy football analysts Pierre Camus and Chris Mangano discuss the idea of taking Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in the first round of 2020 fantasy football redraft leagues. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and BlogTalkRadio as well! Be sure... Read More

1 week ago

Why Lamar Jackson Should Be a First-Round Pick in 2020

Sometimes I like to make noise and some headlines if I can. That is why I host shows six days a week on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio representing RotoBaller. If I can get people buzzing about a topic, calling in or responding on social media with passion and vigor, I am having fun. But whenever I... Read More

1 week ago

Super Futures: Early 2020 Fantasy Outlooks for Chiefs and 49ers

Now that the Super Bowl is over, fantasy football purists are already looking ahead to the NFL Draft and next season. The Chiefs proved that a high-flying offense that boosted many teams to fantasy championships could also win a Super Bowl of its own. The 49ers fell short, but earning an NFC Championship was an... Read More

2 weeks ago

Managing Running Backs in the Modern NFL

Who among us saw the film Gremlins and didn’t want their own little pet Mogwai like Gizmo? He was cute and curious and had a propensity to sing calming melodies. He was one little creature you weren’t ashamed to admit you liked and why not? The tricky part was that little Mogwai would multiply if... Read More

3 weeks ago

Goodbye Runners, Hello Pass-Catching RBs: 2019 Season Trends

As the 2019 summer kept going we all had two things in our minds with regard to September's fantasy drafts and both of them were related to running backs: Where in the world are Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon and when will they be back? It made sense back then (and it still does now,... Read More

3 weeks ago


Rushing Quarterbacks Are Becoming Necessary

The 2019 fantasy season is over. We are all thinking about what to do come 2020 draft day. So let me ask you something. What if I offer you the chance of drafting a quarterback who is a lock to finish the season with 270 fantasy points? Would you take him and make him your... Read More

1 month ago

Strategies that Worked (or Not) in 2019 Fantasy Football

Everyone's an expert before the season begins. Our sleepers are all going to pan out, we know who to avoid, and we'll easily compensate for any bad luck through trades or waivers during the year. Then fantasy football happens. That means everything that can go wrong will go wrong and that high-floor player on a... Read More

1 month ago

How the Titans-Ravens Upset May Alter Fantasy Outlooks

Saturday’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Titans and Ravens may have been much more than just the biggest upset of the NFL season. It was also an event that might have quickly changed perceptions about two prominent players in the early part of 2020 fantasy football drafts and altered some thoughts about them as... Read More

1 month ago

Full-Length Playoff Leagues - Fantasy Football Strategy & Picks

The regular season is over, but that doesn't mean the fantasy fun stops there. While certainly inferior to full season leagues, playoff fantasy football is still a great way to carry on playing this game that we love and providing us all with a vested interest in each of these playoff games, no matter how... Read More

2 months ago

Five Strategies To Help You Win Fantasy Playoff Leagues

If you won a fantasy football title in the regular season and are looking for more hardware, or if you want redemption after a bad year, 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 months ago


How the 2019 NFL Season Screwed (Most of) Us Over

The sun has set on the 2019 fantasy football season and I'm glad it's all over. Don't get me wrong, I love football and have been a fan going on 35 years now, 28 of which I've played fantasy. I spend sunrise to sundown each Sunday watching, analyzing, and agonizing over a multitude of statistics,... Read More

2 months ago

Keep Stashing Running Backs the Right Way

Hells to the yeah, my fellow #AllBenchRB truthers. For those of you who don’t know what #AllBenchRB is, let me give you a short recap before I get to the goods. #AllBenchRB is a strategy I’ve coined where you fill your bench with, as the name implies, only RBs. Or at least as many running... Read More

3 months ago

Draft Recap - RotoBaller's Staff League on Fleaflicker

Hey there from Brett Mitchell (aka AllBenchRB). This is my first year in the RotoBaller Experts staff league (7th year running) - and with that comes great excitement to participate, compete and analyze the draft. I’ll make a few key observations before I get into the thick of it. This was a very fast draft and... Read More

6 months ago

Stack 'Em - Players With Favorable Fantasy Schedules

Rooting for a team is great. It is what fuels fandom, and sports in general. And it is why some times we opt to draft one of our favorite team's players instead of another guy. Look at your team at the end of your draft and it wouldn't be weird to find some homer-picks in... Read More

6 months ago

Late-Round Wide Receivers Who Will Outperform Their ADP

When we put on the task of building our fantasy football teams we have to take into account the importance of "position scarcity". That now-famous term applies to all fantasy football positions to some degree, although its impact varies wildly among them. There are not many tight ends considered elite (as fewer as three are... Read More

6 months ago


FFPC Classic League Draft Strategy and Results

If you haven't checked out the FFPC already, I highly recommend doing so before the season starts. Whether you are looking for best ball, victory points, superflex or anything else, they have you covered with game types ranging between $35 to $1000+. What is even better is that new sign-ups to the website earn $25... Read More

6 months ago

Get Off My Lawn! Passing on Rookie RBs in Favor of Veterans

Did you just see what Saquon Barkley did against Washington!? Did you read Phillip Lindsay's last game stat line for the Broncos!? Did you know Nick Chubb racked up 176 yards in just his third game as a starting tailback!? Hold your horses with all this rookie-running back hype, please, and respect your elders. They... Read More

6 months ago

Terminator Tournament Challenge: The Future Is In Your Hands

Many of you are familiar with best-ball leagues. You draft a full squad, then sit back and watch your optimal lineup each week accumulate points. No lineup decisions, no waivers, no in-season management. No muss, no fuss. Some people love the appeal of putting all their eggs in the draft basket and constructing multiple rosters... Read More

6 months ago

Why Zero RB Will Work In 2019

James Conner, Phillip Lindsay, Damien Williams, Gus Edwards, Austin Ekeler. In the final month of the 2018 fantasy season, these five running backs were regularly ranking amongst the top-20 at the position, often as high as top-10 or top-five. One thing they all had in common: None of them even sniffed the top 100 preseason rankings... Read More

6 months ago

Late-Round Running Backs Who Will Outperform Their ADP

No matter what the masses say about the running game, it will always be an attractive part of football. The explosive, raw bursts that tailbacks showcase each time they're handed the ball by their quarterback has no equal in football. Some times the runs can end at the line of scrimmage, but if the rusher... Read More

6 months ago


LeSean McCoy to Kansas City: Fantasy Fallout

In the aftermath of the surprising release of LeSean McCoy, which no one was surprised about, the Chiefs gained a valuable insurance policy. There are many moves which can be made to surprise us. Houston made a few of them in one day on Saturday. But this release was seen coming from space like the... Read More

6 months ago

Passing on Passers - A Case For Drafting Your QB1 Late

We all know that Patrick Mahomes, in his second season as an NFL player and his first as a full-time starter, broke a record set in 2013 by the very own Peyton Manning. In 2018, Mahomes finished the season with 417.1 fantasy points, edging Manning's 412 by 5.1 in the final tally. That is impressive... Read More

6 months ago

Best Ball Tight End Rankings and Tiers

There is less than a week remaining to join a best-ball draft before the NFL season kicks off. If you're doing a last-minute draft, you obviously want to check our updated rankings and tiers first before taking the plunge. The tight end position is more intriguing than ever. Aside from the obvious top three players,... Read More

6 months ago

Craig Rondinone's Bold Predictions - 2019 Fantasy Football

Go bold or finish in last place in your fantasy football league. That’s what I always say. The crystal ball has been dusted off, the tarot cards have been shuffled and the spirits of fantasy football seasons past have been summoned to clue me in on what’s in store for the 2019 NFL campaign. There... Read More

6 months ago

Observations From My First FFPC Draft

I've always considered myself to be really good at the waiver wire, which is part of the reason why I've avoided doing any Best Ball leagues until this year unless you count the three-person one I did for fun last year with my wife and one of our friends. But if you want to evolve... Read More

6 months ago


Best Late-Round Tight End Picks If You're Punting the Position

Perhaps more than any other time in recent history, punting the tight end position in the draft seems like an optimal strategy. While it's never good to lock yourself into a strategy before your draft even starts, the obscene amount of buried treasure waiting to be scooped up in the later rounds makes the idea... Read More

6 months ago

Houston Texans Revamp Roster - Fantasy Impact

No team was busier on Saturday than the Houston Texans, who swung four trades on the day that rosters had to be cut down to 53. Houston opened the day with the long-awaited Jadeveon Clowney trade, shipping the skilled pass rusher to Seattle for a pick and some less impactful linebackers. Then, they traded for... Read More

6 months ago

The Perfect Pair - Finding a QB1 Duo

Whether you subscribe to the best quarterback philosophy or the late-round quarterback philosophy, we are having the same goal in mind. We want the players most likely to get us the win, on a week-to-week basis as well as the season-long championship. The likes of Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers will help you for sure. But at... Read More

6 months ago

Spencer Aguiar's Bold Predictions - 2019 Fantasy Football

Several RotoBaller writers have gone before me on this journey of bringing you their "Bold Predictions" for the 2019 season, and as the last representative, I intend on bringing us home in style. The thing about making bold predictions is that there is a fine line between aggressive and BOLDDDD takes. If we look back... Read More

6 months ago

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