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Barrel Risers & Fallers - Statcast Hitter Analysis (Week 17)

Hitters Advanced Statistics: Keys to Analyzing Fantasy Trends

Advanced statistics are not new. Though as recently as 10 years ago they were the subject of much derision among sportswriters and broadcasters, all but the most hidebound and dusty now acknowledge their existence, with most embracing them at least to some extent. Even Hawk Harrelson-- he of "The Will to Win"-- accepts and uses... Read More

4 years ago

Taijuan Walker: 2015 Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Sleeper

Taijuan Walker does not fit the term “sleeper” very well. He was a highly regarded prospect coming into 2014, and his name continued to pop up in trade rumors this offseason including for Justin Upton but the front office held onto their ace. Yet for some reason, there is minimal interest for Walker as a... Read More

4 years ago

Week 20 NHL Risers and Fallers for Fantasy Hockey

Hey RotoBallers. Here is my week 20 rundown of NHL Forwards, Defensemen and Goaltenders whose fantasy hockey values have been rising and falling over the past week of action. The rising players can be considered fantasy hockey sleepers or waiver wire pickups, depending on your league size and format. For those trending downward, it might... Read More

4 years ago

Jimmy Nelson (SP, MIL) – 2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings Analysis

CURRENT ADP: Not Drafted RANKINGS STATUS: Undervalued ANALYSIS: After being a trendy midseason pickup last year, Milwaukee SP Jimmy Nelson struggled with a 4.93 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. He  subsequently dropped out of favor with fantasy owners. However, his peripherals suggest he was actually better than he pitched as he posted a 3.78 and 3.92 FIP and xFIP, respectively.... Read More

4 years ago

Michael Saunders: Beware of the Sprinklers

It seems like every few seasons a player goes down with a freak injury that occurs away from the game of baseball. To franchise General Managers and fantasy owners alike, these can be heart breaking losses. In 2010, we had Kendrys Morales breaking his leg jumping on home plate after a walk-off homer. In 2004, fantasy... Read More

4 years ago


Aramis Ramirez Says He Will Retire At End of Season

  A stellar MLB career might soon be coming to an end. Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez told the media this morning he plans to hang his cleats up after the season is over. Whether or not he does retire this season, Ramirez will be able to look back on a long and successful MLB... Read More

4 years ago

Blue Jays Ink Johan Santana to Minor League Deal

  The Toronto Blue Jays agreed yesterday to a minor league deal with starting pitcher Johan Santana, and are taking a chance on the a two-time Cy Young Award winner. Santana, who is 35 but will be 36 by the time the regular season starts, last pitched for the Mets in 2012. He is responsible... Read More

4 years ago

DraftKings DFS - NBA Fantasy Basketball Advice & Value Picks (2/27/15)

Below are some DraftKings DFS lineup picks for today's NBA action, February 27th, 2015. These players represent potential fantasy basketball sleepers based on their matchups, and can be strong DFS lineup plays based on their DraftKings prices and dollar values. Keep in mind, DFS fantasy basketball is a fast-paced environment that includes last minute changes, so be sure to... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Closer Breakdown: AL East Edition - 2015 Fantasy Baseball

  New York Yankees This is going to be one of the most closely monitored closer competitions in the spring of 2015. The Yankees are currently examining two gigantic (literally) options for the closer spot, in the forms of lefty Andrew Miller and righty Dellin Betances, both of whom throw absolute smoke. Both did plenty... Read More

4 years ago

Jon Lester (SP, CHC) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings Analysis

CURRENT ADP: 48 RANKINGS STATUS: Undervalued  Analysis: When a dominant, veteran left handed pitcher makes the jump from American League to National League it is always an intriguing endeavor. That is the case this year for the new ace of the Chicago Cubs Jon Lester. Lester has been masterful in the American League throughout his career... Read More

4 years ago


Tony Cingrani (SP, CIN) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings Analysis

CURRENT ADP: 325 RANKINGS STATUS: Undervalued ANALYSIS: An injury to the shoulder and a breakout campaign by Alfredo Simon limited the production of Tony Cingrani in 2014. He was unable to match his rookie season success in which he logged 104.2 innings with a 2.94 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, and 120 strikeouts (an incredible 10.4 K/9)... Read More

4 years ago

NBA DFS Lineup Picks & Sleepers - FanDuel Advice for 2/27

All throughout the 2014-15 NBA campaign, RotoBaller will be analyzing the top NBA DFS lineup picks and providing our expert advice for the best sleepers at the guard, forward and center positions. Below are our favorite FanDuel DFS picks for February 27th, 2015. Keep in mind, fantasy basketball is a fickle game when it comes to injured... Read More

4 years ago

Waiver Wire Pickups, Adds and Sleepers for Fantasy Hockey (Week 20)

What’s up RotoBallers? Welcome to my week 20 edition of the fantasy hockey waiver wire. Below are a few skaters at each position that can help steer your fantasy hockey team toward a championship. Whether your fantasy hockey team is dealing with injuries or lack of production, these NHL players will help you get back... Read More

4 years ago

Video: Analyzing the Top 3 Closers (RP) That Will Outperform Their ADP

The 2015 fantasy baseball season is fast approaching RotoBallers. We are here to provide you with the most current and in-depth analysis every single day leading up to the busy draft season, and the start of the 2015 MLB season. Several times per week, RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph will review the key player news and... Read More

4 years ago

Three Outfielders Who Will Underperform Their 2015 ADP

  I'll Take A Pass Personally, I'm not a fan of a “Do Not Draft” list. Given a deep enough league and the right value, there's a point where even J.P. Arencibia can find a loving home. That said, every player comes with a price. Regardless of whether you measure that price in terms of draft... Read More

4 years ago


Riding the Pine: NBA DFS Non-Lineup Picks for 2/26/2015

Thursday night in the NBA only brings us two games: Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns. That doesn’t mean the action is lacking at all. If anything it is the complete opposite, action packed. For DFS players this gives us a range of all-star players to choose from. But... Read More

4 years ago

Milwaukee Brewers Re-Sign Francisco Rodriguez

First reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez and the Milwaukee Brewers have come to an agreement on a two-year, $13 million deal. The Brewers will also have a club option for the 2017 season. K-Rod has agreement with brewers 2-yr deal — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 26, 2015 The Brewers... Read More

4 years ago

Anthony Gose (OF, DET) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings Analysis

Current ADP: 385.7 Rankings Status: Undervalued Analysis: The term "sleeper" is incredibly overused in fantasy sports today, but here is a player deserving of the title. Anthony Gose has tremendous speed, twice stealing over 70 bags in the minor leagues - most recently in 2011 (79 against only 17 CS). Last year, he swiped 15... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Podcast on RotoBaller Radio: Fantasy Baseball Outfield Sleepers & Busts

Preseason Fantasy Baseball Analysis: Outfield Sleepers & Busts RotoBaller is very excited about the launch of our very own radio station. You can now find our new shows on BlogTalkRadio live or on demand, and on iTunes under podcasts. Every Wednesday night at 9:30 PM EST, RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and co-host Anthony Aniano of DraftSmashers... Read More

4 years ago

Three Outfielders Who Will Outperform Their 2015 ADPs

  Bang For Your Draft Day Bucks Fantasy owners, websites, and opinion peddlers discuss player values all preseason, but it all comes down to one thing - how do you get the most bang for your buck? It always feels good to snag that fifth rounder who plays like a top 20 pick all year. What's more,... Read More

4 years ago


Jason Heyward - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Star?

Understandably Obsessed? It’s a tradition like no other. No, I am not referring to the start of the baseball year. I am talking about my uncontrollable obsession with drafting Jason Heyward. JHey was an enigma during his tenure with Atlanta, showing flashes of his full potential mixed in long stretches of disappointment. Now that he... Read More

4 years ago

Possible Josh Hamilton Discipline Incoming

Angels’ Outfielder Josh Hamilton met with MLB officials today in New York for a disciplinary hearing. While the exact details of the meetings aren’t known, this isn’t the first time Hamilton has faced disciplinary actions, as he struggled with cocaine and alcohol use in the past. He was suspended from 2003 to 2005 and could... Read More

4 years ago

Less is More: New Pace of MLB Game Rules in Effect

In a generation where everything is at your fingertips with a click of a button and instant gratification rules all, baseball has rarely adjusted to fulfill that "I want it and I want it now" attitude. That is about to change, even if it's just a slight shift at first, with the new pace of... Read More

4 years ago

Bryce Harper (OF, WAS) - 2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings Analysis

CURRENT ADP: 33 RANKINGS STATUS: Overvalued  ANALYSIS: If you guessed that this article is about how Bryce Harper has yet to live up to the hype, you're right! He is a .270 hitter that can't stay on the field (139 games in 2012, 118 in 2013, and 100 last year), has never hit 25 HR, and is currently being way... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Podcast: Fantasy Baseball Third Base Rankings & Analysis

Preseason Fantasy Baseball Analysis: Third Base RotoBaller is proud to present a unique new take on fantasy sports. With his tongue firmly placed in his cheek your host, the “Living Legend” Joe Gallina, provides you with a great blend of baseball talk featuring sabermetrics and fantasy analysis. Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out all... Read More

4 years ago


Week 18 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Forwards

No doubt you are still sorting through the fall-out of an explosive trade deadline. Rotoballer has you covered.  The following forwards, whether of the “sleeper” variety or just cashing in temporarily on an unforeseen opportunity, almost certainly deserve attention across the various formats during Week 18 of the campaign. Position Eligibility & Ownership Rate Based... Read More

4 years ago

2015 Dynasty / Keeper Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Starting Pitchers (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my dynasty starting pitcher rankings for fantasy baseball. Last week we looked at the top 30 pitchers for keeper / dynasty leagues. We are deep into dynasty season here at RotoBaller, and we've already analyzed dynasty rankings for Third Base, Catcher, Shortstop, First Base, Second Base and Outfield Part 1 and Part 2. Just because these guys... Read More

4 years ago

Video: Analyzing the Top 3 Catchers (C) That Will Outperform Their ADP

The 2015 fantasy baseball season is fast approaching RotoBallers. We are here to provide you with the most current and in-depth analysis every single day leading up to the busy draft season, and the start of the 2015 MLB season. Several times per week, RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph will review the key player news and... Read More

4 years ago

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NBA DFS Lineup Picks & Sleepers – FanDuel Advice for 2/25

All throughout the 2014-15 NBA campaign, RotoBaller will be analyzing the top NBA DFS lineup picks and providing our expert advice for the best sleepers at the guard, forward and center positions. Below are our favorite FanDuel DFS picks for February 25, 2015. Keep in mind, fantasy basketball is a fickle game when it comes to injured... Read More

4 years ago

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DraftKings DFS - NBA Fantasy Basketball Advice & Value Picks (2/25/15)

Below are some DraftKings DFS lineup picks for today's NBA action, February 25th, 2015. These players represent potential fantasy basketball sleepers based on their matchups, and can be strong DFS lineup plays based on their DraftKings prices and dollar values. Keep in mind, DFS fantasy basketball is a fast-paced environment that includes last minute changes, so be sure to... Read More

4 years ago