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Are the Atlanta Falcons a Fantasy Juggernaut Again?

Fleaflicker's Most Added and Dropped Players (Week 5)

What a Week 4 we had! We are still on pace to have the most touchdowns in a single year in NFL history (over 1400) and on pace to break the single-season scoring record by 327 points. The average NFL game is seeing teams produce a combined 725 yards of offense per game which would... Read More

1 year ago

Blake Bortles Should Be Your Starting Quarterback

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was seen as a huge bust through the first three and a half years of his career. But he seems to have turned things around over the last 10 or so regular season games. Bortles helped the Jags to their first playoff appearance since 2007 last year. Jacksonville selected the... Read More

1 year ago

The Tape Tells All - Breaking Down Keke Coutee's Week 4 Performance

Welcome back to the column formerly known as "Tape Don't Lie" but now not called that because it turns out that name was already being used elsewhere. Oops! Today, let's talk about Houston Texans rookie wide receiver Keke Coutee, who finally made his long-awaited debut on Sunday after missing the first few weeks of the... Read More

1 year ago

Deeper Sleepers Heading Into Week 5

Josh Bellamy. Logan Paulsen. John Ross. Those are just three of the random players who scored early touchdowns during Sunday afternoon's Week 4 slate. You won't find those names on the list of deeper sleepers below, but I just want you read them over a few times before we proceed. No one in their right mind... Read More

1 year ago

FAAB Bidding - Week 5 NFL Waiver Wire Targets

As an addendum to our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, in this column we also present 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... Read More

1 year ago


Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

Life is easy if you have Todd Gurley or Alvin Kamara. Sadly, statistics say that only 8.3% of all fantasy owners in a typical 12-team league will own one of these players. That number drops further the more teams in your league. Lucky for you, we're here to help. The running back scene can be... Read More

1 year ago

Week 5 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Week 4 saw several high scoring games for offenses around the league. When offenses score more points, kickers get more swings of the leg, which means they are scoring us more points. While some of the usual suspects were at the top of the charts, we some saw new faces like Matt McCrane and Ka'imi... Read More

1 year ago

Week 5 Running Backs - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

As we enter Week 5, some of you are contending with massive disappointment regarding the production of running backs that you selected early in your draft process. This includes anyone who owns Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, Devonta Freeman, Joe Mixon, Kenyan Drake, Jay Ajayi, Derrick Henry, Dion Lewis, and LeSean McCoy, as this cluster of backs... Read More

1 year ago

Week 5 Wide Receivers - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

Bye-weeks are here, and this is the most important time to work the waiver wire. If you set your roster up during the draft to deal with bye-weeks, then you may be in good shape. However, injuries and changing rosters for most owners haven’t left them in a situation that is as comfortable. Now they... Read More

1 year ago

Week 5 Tight Ends - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

Finding a tight end on waiver wire in your fantasy football league has gotten a little more important this week. Chicago’s Trey Burton and Tampa Bay’s O.J. Howard are on bye, and Cincinnati’s Tyler Eifert is out for the season after catastrophically breaking his ankle. Those are three pretty big names at the tight end... Read More

1 year ago


Week 5 Quarterbacks - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

Week after week it seems we're getting huge quarterback performances out of nowhere. It was Ryan Fitzpatrick and Patrick Mahomes stealing the show through the first few weeks, but this week a few different unlikely quarterbacks stepped up to the plate. Tampa Bay and Chicago are on bye for Week 5. Neither team has a... Read More

1 year ago

Waiver Wire Express - Week 5 Lightning Round

We have officially passed the quarter pole of the 2018 season, and if you blinked then you missed it! Week 4 has seen the electric passing trend continue with quarterbacks shredding defenses at a never-before-seen rate, with pass-catching RBs and deeper WR plays seeing considerable action. In the interest of getting you the most timely... Read More

1 year ago

Week 4 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

If you've read any of the prior iterations of Defense Streamers and Starts, first of all, thank you. Secondly, you might've noticed "by Leonard Francis II" and thought, "Who the hell is Leonard Francis II? And, more importantly, where's Bill?!" Well, Bill is out this week, so I'm stepping in to lead you to the... Read More

1 year ago

Tape Don't Lie - Breaking Down Jordy Nelson's Week 3 Performance

For this week's "Tape Don't Lie," choosing a player to analyze was pretty difficult. There was a rookie wide receiver who caught three touchdowns, but there was also a veteran wide receiver who hauled in six catches for 173 yards and a touchdown, which seemed to come out of thin air after two sub-par games... Read More

1 year ago

FAAB Bidding - Week 4 NFL Waiver Wire Targets

As an addendum to our famous Waiver Wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, in this column we also present 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... Read More

1 year ago


Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

We know nothing. When I say "we," I am referring collectively to all of us who follow the NFL and play fantasy football on a regular basis of course. We were certain the Vikings-Bills game would be a blowout... but not in Buffalo's favor. The Patriots weren't going to let former assistant coach Matt Patricia... Read More

1 year ago

Week 4 Running Backs - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

After three weeks we have all embraced the relentless efforts that are necessary in order to maximize our chances of winning league championships. Including the ongoing search for the latest information, the constant examination of our various roster options, and the instant adjustments to the continually changing landscape at the running back position. But unfortunately,... Read More

1 year ago

Week 4 Wide Receivers - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

Week 3 was a grueling reminder to fantasy footballer owners of how tough it can be to play this game. You spend all off-season studying up on your favorite players, you draft well and then you are hit with injury after injury, leaving your team depleted and unproductive. There were many talented players who sat... Read More

1 year ago

Week 4 Tight End Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

If you are a Jordan Reed owner, you probably need a tight end this week. Washington is one of the first two teams (along with Carolina) on bye this season, so the Reed owners out there are going to have to scour their league’s waiver wire this week for a replacement if they chose not... Read More

1 year ago

Week 4 Quarterbacks - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

Week 3 was rookie QB week in the NFL. Josh Allen joined the ranks of starter, while Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen were unexpectedly thrust into action. There are a lot of quarterback situations either in flux or changes be made around the league as well as the first week of byes, meaning quarterbacks could... Read More

1 year ago


Week 4 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Week 3 is over, and it was full of upsets. With those upsets, came several surprising kicker performances. Players like Ryan Succop and Stephen Hauschka were among the week's top scorers. Fantasy football is unpredictable, and that is ever true for the ranks of kickers. Week 4 has some matchups that aren't so fantasy friendly... Read More

1 year ago

Waiver Wire Express - Week 4 Lightning Round

The first month of football is usually quite the wild ride with newcomers and old friends forcing us to reassess our rosters. Week 3 was no stranger to injuries and some standout performances, so how can you keep up with it all? In the interest of getting you the most timely information, consider this our waiver... Read More

1 year ago

Deeper Sleepers Heading Into Week 4

While it wasn't the prototypical "oh my god we're all gonna die" week for fantasy injuries, there were enough scares this week to make us hold our breath more than we would have liked. The big loss coming out of Week 3 was that of Jimmy Garoppolo tearing his ACL. An absolute brutal blow to... Read More

1 year ago

It's Baker Mayfield Time -- Get Your Bids Ready

Thursday night's Jets/Browns game started out as one of those ugh, why are we watching this kind of games, the kind that prompted me to ask on Twitter if two teams had ever tied at zero points apiece (answer: not since 1943) and spend large chunks of the first half washing dishes. Then, Baker Mayfield happened. Browns... Read More

1 year ago

Week 3 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 3 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 3 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start,... Read More

1 year ago


Tape Don't Lie - Breaking Down Keelan Cole's Week 2 Performance

Hey! Welcome back to "Tape Don't Lie," the weekly column where I look at the film and the analytics of a surprising performer from the previous week and try to come to conclusions about his value moving forward! Last week I looked at Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay, who in Week 2 became the first... Read More

1 year ago

Week 3 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Week 2 has wrapped up, and, while some kickers put up some great numbers, others kicked themselves out of a job. Through two weeks, we've seen multiple surprises at the top of the kicker scorers. Players like Chandler Catanzaro and Randy Bullock are making a name for themselves early this season. Heading into Week 3,... Read More

1 year ago

FAAB Bidding - Week 3 NFL Waiver Wire Targets

As an addendum to our famous Waiver Wire pickups list, we now present suggested percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). Below you will find our FAAB auction bidding recommendations for those playing in FAAB waiver wire leagues. As a caveat, these prices do not by any means... Read More

1 year ago

Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

Up is down, black is white, cats and dogs are living together. Ryan Fitzpatrick is the best QB in football (OK, behind Pat Mahomes) and Blake Bortles doubled Aaron Rodgers in fantasy points this week. Also, Joe Mixon, Devonta Freeman, and Leonard Fournette are sidelined by injuries while Le'Veon Bell continues to sideline himself. Also,... Read More

1 year ago

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