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Quarterbacks to Own for the Playoff Stretch

Is Mitch Trubisky a Legitimate Fantasy Starter?

Raise your hand if you were looking forward to owning Chicago Bears' second-year quarterback Mitch Trubisky in fantasy in 2018. If you dropped your mouse to raise your hand, first of all, I can't see you and second of all, you're probably lying. Some owners probably still wouldn't care to own Trubisky at the season's... Read More

1 year ago

Under-the-Radar Booms/Busts: Week 9

It is going to take a little longer than usual to fill out a fantasy football lineup this week. Unfortunately for fantasy football players, a half-dozen NFL teams are on bye this week. Fantasy footballers will not be able to plug Philadelphia’s Zach Ertz, New York’s Odell Beckham and Saquon Barkley, Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck, Arizona’s... Read More

1 year ago

Is Tyler Boyd the WR to Own in Cincinnati?

Tyler Boyd is starting to prove that the Cincinnati Bengals did not make a mistake making him the sixth wide receiver selected in the 2016 draft. Boyd's potential was first brought to the attention of Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis by his father, Marvin Lewis Sr., back in 2012 when Boyd was still in high... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Bomb - TE Start/Sit Advice (Week 9)

RotoBaller fantasy football lead editor Pierre Camus (@pfunk00) and lead NFL writer Chris Mangano (@ChrisMangano) give their start/sit recommendations at the tight end position for Week 9 of the fantasy football season. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts! Be sure to also tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Bomb - QB Start/Sit Advice (Week 9)

RotoBaller fantasy football lead editor Pierre Camus (@pfunk00) and NFL writer Chris Mangano (@ChrisMangano) give their start/sit recommendations at the quarterback position for Week 9 of the fantasy football season. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts! Be sure to also tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM... Read More

1 year ago


Week 9 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Week 8 featured several high-scoring matchups, but there were far more touchdowns scored than field goals. As teams get better, defenses should start holding teams to kicking more field goals, which is good for kickers in fantasy. When looking at the matchups for this week, there are quite a few games that figure to be... Read More

1 year ago

NFL DFS Sleepers - Wide Receivers to Target in Week 8

We're officially halfway through the NFL season, with several teams already having their bye weeks behind them. Nevertheless, injuries have begun to rack up. We saw this firsthand on Thursday night as Houston trotted reserve defensive backs out into full-time roles. Picking on the backups that precede starting defensive backs is a common strategy among... Read More

1 year ago

Thursday Night Football Matchups Analysis - Week 9

Deshaun Watson is BACK! Although the Houston Texans quarterback didn't exactly accomplish much on the ground, Watson managed to throw for five touchdowns in what was easily the highest number of passing scores he has had in a game this season. Unfortunately, the Texans didn't escape the game unscathed, as wide receiver Will Fuller tore... Read More

1 year ago

Week 8 Start/Sit: Monday Night Football Matchup Analysis

Man, I was hoping this would be the season where someone would knock the (5-2) New England Patriots off the AFC East throne... It's not. They're on their way to their 10th-straight division title and when they defeat the (2-5) Buffalo Bills on Monday night, it'll be nothing more than an assertion of continued dominance... Read More

1 year ago

NFL Survivor Pool Picks (Week 8) - Targets and Avoids

The two big favorites in Week 7 both cruised on Sunday. The Colts, 10-point favorites, beat the Bills by 32 and the Rams, nine-point favorites, beat the 49ers by 29. If you happened to take the Chargers, you must've really sweated it out, but then had a nice relaxing afternoon. With nearly all participants in... Read More

1 year ago


Week 8 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 8 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning... Read More

1 year ago

Week 8 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 2)

Welcome to the second part of our Week 8 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the late... Read More

1 year ago

Flex Heroes and Zeroes - Week 8 Fantasy Football Picks

If there's one thing I've learned in fantasy football over the years, you have to set your bias aside. The largest and most prominent of these (for me at least) is the homerism and hero/villain effect. We all want our hometown players to succeed and that goes for college alma maters too. It isn't always... Read More

1 year ago

Week 8 Rankings Analysis - Nick Mariano vs. Industry ECR

Howdy, and welcome to the weekly column that puts my rankings under the microscope and compares them against the Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR). My hope is to help you understand why I’m significantly higher or lower on players than the expert crowd. Do note that the ECR will shift! Who am I and why should... Read More

1 year ago

Week 8 Consistency Reports - Start/Sit Decisions

At every position other than tight end we are seeing fairly consistent names appearing in the top-10/15/25. Outside of that we still have a lot of boom-or-bust players. This week I want to focus on how you can use the information below to make those agonizing decisions about the high-ceiling, low-floor players. For running back... Read More

1 year ago


Week 8 Busts - Overvalued Players to Avoid In Fantasy Football

Another week of NFL action is upon us! Week 8 is notable because it's the last week before the NFL's trade deadline, so you want to win just in case things end up changing around the league and put up in a bad position for Week 9, as new players start to acclimate to their... Read More

1 year ago

Week 8 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 8 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 8 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

Under-the-Radar Booms/Busts: Week 8

This is the point of the season where bye weeks start getting as annoying to fantasy football players as rain is to golfers. Fantasy owners have another week where four NFL teams are on bye, so there are fewer candidates to choose from in the under-the-radar boom and bust categories. You would think this should... Read More

1 year ago

Inside the Tent - Week 8 NFL Injury Insight

The Patriots RB that gets goal line and red zone carries is insanely valuable in fantasy football. When Rex Burkhead was put on IR, it was officially Sony Michel's backfield as far as carries were concerned. James White will always be a PPR monster but Michel was rewarding those who drafted him and stuck with him.... Read More

1 year ago

Marvin Jones - A Forgotten Man

The Detroit Lions have been a fairly unpredictable team through the first seven weeks of the NFL season. Fans and fantasy owners knew coming into the season that Matthew Stafford and the offense would be leading the charge towards a hopeful playoff berth. Aside from Stafford, Golden Tate and Marvin Jones were the only “sure... Read More

1 year ago


The Curious Case of Corey Davis

Mohamed Sanu, Taylor Gabriel, Cole Beasley, Dede Westbrook...I could go on and on in listing all the random players who are having a better year than Corey Davis. It won't make you feel any better about drafting him, though. He's been about as disappointing as it gets as far as high profile wide receivers go.... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Football Q&A Mailbag - Week 8

Week 7 of the 2018 NFL Season is in the books, and here is a quick fantasy recap to keep you up to date. Surprise, surprise. Patrick Mahomes' 32.8 points led the way and kept him firmly atop the quarterback rankings on the season. It was all about the return of the Mack in Indianapolis,... Read More

1 year ago

Backfields to Avoid - Rest of Season

I’m not ashamed to admit that there are certain things in life that, frankly, I’m just simply too good for. Fast food restaurants inside of gas stations, for example. No, thank you. Strong pass every time. In the same breath, gas stations in the hood. Nope. Overly corny chick flicks that give women unrealistic, fairytale... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Bomb - TE Start/Sit Advice (Week 8)

RotoBaller fantasy football lead editor Pierre Camus (@pfunk00) and senior analyst Kyle Richardson(@Krich1532) give their start/sit recommendations at the tight end position for Week 8 of the fantasy football season. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts! This radio show is sponsored by our good friends over at FanPicks. Be... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Bomb - QB Start/Sit Advice (Week 8)

RotoBaller fantasy football lead editor Pierre Camus (@pfunk00) and senior analyst Kyle Richardson(@Krich1532) give their start/sit recommendations at the quarterback position for Week 8 of the fantasy football season. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts! This podcast is sponsored by our good friends over at FanPicks. Be sure to tune... Read More

1 year ago


Thursday Night Football Matchups Analysis - Week 8

The Arizona Cardinals continue to be the laughing stock of the National Football League. The Red Sea had been outscored 101-82 heading into last Thursday night and the gap continued to grow. The Denver Broncos managed to find the end zone six times in the contest, including scores from Phillip Lindsay, Royce Freeman, and Emmanuel... Read More

1 year ago

Week 8 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

  Some weeks, kickers put up a ton of points and they win you a week. This week was not one of those, as the leading scorer after Sunday was Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater with 14 points in standard formats. Hopefully, things turn out better this week with a new slate of games and... Read More

1 year ago

Week 7 Start/Sit: Monday Night Football Matchup Analysis

When I watch movies, I root for the bad guy. I always wanted the coyote to catch the roadrunner. An NFL team going after a defeated season is exponentially more intriguing to me than the pursuit of an undefeated one. I'm just that guy. So much so, that when I sat down to begin typing... Read More

1 year ago

Week 7 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 7 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often. This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning... Read More

1 year ago

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Every year, there are those rookies who we expect to make a splash right away. Think Kris Bryant, Ronald Acuna, Cody Bellinger, Aaron Judge--those guys. Once we make it through all the service time manipulation shenanigans, there are always youngsters ready to snatch roster spots immediately, and 2020 is no exception. Below are nine of... Read More


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The Oakland Athletics finished 2019 with a record of 97-65, which was good for a second-place finish in the AL West and a second-consecutive wildcard birth. They did this despite a statistically down season from their superstar, Khris Davis. Davis struggled mightily in 2019 by slashing .220/.293/.387 with 23 HR, 73 RBI, 61 R, and... Read More


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It's been a tumultuous winter for the Houston Astros. Not only were they embroiled in a sign-stealing scandal (which has, naturally, progressed apace to unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about ever more sophisticated methods of cheating), but they watched staff ace Gerrit Cole sign a mammoth free-agent deal with the Yankees. Plenty of virtual ink has been... Read More


2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers - Mark Canha

Mark Canha had a solid 2019 campaign and is one player that probably deserves more attention heading into 2020 than he is currently receiving. He finished the season hitting .273/.396/.517 with 26 HR, 58 RBI, 80 R, and 67 BB in 410 at-bats. It was a very productive line for a guy that played in... Read More


Four Prospect Sleepers for 2020 Redraft Leagues

Recently, Rotoballer launched a list of the Top 50 MLB prospects for the coming year. The top of the list was populated by names such as Gavin Lux, Luis Robert, and Brendan McKay. These players, among others, feature a promising combination of talent and favorable playing time projections to suggest they’ll be the cream-of-the-crop among... Read More


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2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Second Base

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2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers – C.J. Cron

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NFL Draft Combine Preview: Quarterbacks

With the Super Bowl now behind us, it is officially NFL Draft season! It's time to speculate on draft picks for teams, who should land where, and which players should be valued over others. This also marks the unofficial start to the 2020 fantasy football season. Getting in the early preparation can give owners a... Read More


RB Opportunity Share and Impact (AFC South & West): 2019 Review

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