X
Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

X

Receive free daily analysis

NFL
NBA
NHL
NASCAR
CFB
MLB
MMA
PGA
ESPORTS
BETTING

Already have an account? Log In

X

Forgot Password


LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Daily Stats & Leaders
All Pitcher Matchups
Compare Any Players
Pickups & Streamers
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

Later-Round Third Basemen - Targets and Avoids

Once you reach the middle-to-late rounds of drafts, everyone wants to draft some upside fliers that can provide a great return on value. You can take a risk or two on a variety of different players, including a prospect, forgotten veterans, players returning from injuries, or even players with skills but have playing time concerns. But it's essential to know the player pool so you can take a chance at a spot in the draft that you're comfortable without deviating from your overall strategy, and also avoid players with some question marks coming into the season.

Today we are looking at some later-round third basemen for you to consider drafting, and also those to be cautious of. Are their ADPs undervalued? Will they make significant contributions and be one of your later-round draft sleepers? Read on to see our take.

Our editors have hand-picked these specific MLB players for your draft prep enjoyment. Normally only available to Premium subscribers, the five outlooks below are meant to give you a taste of the in-depth analysis you receive with our industry-leading 2021 Draft Kit. Be sure to subscribe today and start reading all 300+ of our 2021 player outlooks, and many other premium articles and tools, available exclusively in our 2021 Draft Kit.

Featured Promo: Get any full-season MLB and DFS Premium Pass for 50% off. Exclusive access to our Team Sync platform, Premium articles, daily Matchup Rating projections, 15 lineup tools, DFS cheat sheets, Research Stations, Lineup Optimizers and much more! Sign Up Now!

 

Justin Turner, Los Angeles Dodgers

At 36 years old some may be questioning Justin Turner and whether he is worth drafting anymore in fantasy baseball. But looking at his recent track record, there is not a whole lot to doubt, at least not in the numbers. Turner continues to flash some of the best plate discipline you will see as he consistently limits the strikeouts, sporting a 14.9 percent strikeout rate in 2020, on par with his 14.6 career norm.

He also increased the walks last season and had a walk rate over 10 percent for the third time in four years. This led to him once again being a great source of average, hitting .307 in 2020, he has hit over .300 in three of the past four seasons now and in the lone exception, he hit .290. The one knock on Turner is the lack of power, as he only hit four homers in 2020 and the ISO dropped to his lowest since 2014.

But, there's reasons to be optimistic the power can return to his 2019 form. The past two seasons his exit velocity (90.3) and maxEV (107.8) have been nearly identical, while his barrel percent reached a career high 11.2 percent last year and has climbed each of the past two seasons. The best part is you do not need to pay up to get Turner. In recent ADP Turner is going around pick 224, meaning you can wait on third base and still end up with a very solid batting average, RBI and potentially HR contributor.

--Michael Florio - RotoBaller

 

Austin Riley, Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves third baseman/outfielder Austin Riley is being tabbed as a sleeper in 2021 with the potential for a power outbreak after hitting eight homers in 51 games last year while increasing his average exit velocity. While we wouldn't bet against growth, context is needed. In 2020, Riley increased his exit velocity on ground balls, but it actually declined on line drives and fly balls.

His ground-ball rate also increased, while his line-drive and fly-ball rates dropped. That suggests a different approach is needed to translate his power potential into home runs. What was most impressive last year was Riley's strikeout rate, as it dropped from 36.4% to 23.8% while he improved his walk rate from 5.4% to 7.8%. If those gains hold, he should be able to turn that into a batting average around .250. The Braves lineup is one of the most potent in the league, and only the Dodgers scored more runs than them last year.

Despite exclusively batting in the bottom half of the Braves lineup, Riley still ranked 15th in runs scored (24) and 12th in RBI (27) among third basemen last year. Riley only has 131 total MLB games under his belt and won't turn 24 until April, so he is still very much developing. His current ADP is around 217, so you won't use up much draft capital for 2021 to roster him. While we should temper expectations a bit this year, Riley can still provide solid power and counting stats for your teams in 2021.

--Jamie Steed - RotoBaller

 

Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners

While not quite the player he was a half-decade or so ago, Kyle Seager has continued to be a solid and dependable veteran in the time since. 2020 was no different, as he just sort of did his usual thing en route to another strong season. Along the way though, he did make some improvements. Most notably, his strikeout rate dropped to a career-best 13.3% due to a new career-best chase rate. This definitely helped him walk more, as he also set a new career-best in that department.

In terms of batted-balls, Seager made more high-quality contact. His barrel-rate was yet another new career-high at 10.2%, and well above the league-average. Throw in a hard-hit rate that is right in line with where it's been the last three seasons, and also better than league-average, and it's clear how he put up his usual above-average production. For drafts, Seager is not the most glamorous name at this stage of his career, and the market currently reflects that.

His ADP is somewhere in the 260 range, and he's around the 30th 3B off the board. However, the projections suggest that he'll put up a similar season to 2020, which includes an upper-20's home run total. Seager likely won't contribute much in batting average or steals, but he should continue to be a good counting stats option hitting in the middle of the Mariners order, especially so late in drafts. It would be unwise to ignore the dependable veteran considering the draft cost.

--Matt Wallach - RotoBaller

 

J.D. Davis, New York Mets

Third baseman/outfielder J.D. Davis took a step back in 2020. In what was expected to be a breakout season, Davis posted just a .247 batting average to go with six home runs and 19 RBI in 190 at-bats. Extrapolated over the course of a full 162-game season, Davis' production only equated to a 16 HR, 50 RBI campaign. Davis' power struggles resulted from decreased line drive and fly ball rates, a drop in overall barrel rate, a huge overall launch angle dip to 3.3 degrees down from 10.6 degrees in 2019, and a groundball rate that rose to 56.3% from 47% in 2019.

Notably, Davis posted an elite exit velocity of 96.1 mph on FB/LD, which was in the top-20 in all of MLB for qualified batters. While this suggests a 2021 HR rebound, his groundball tendencies, if not addressed, could cap such positive regression. Davis' lower batting average in 2020 resulted from a much lower contact rate outside the zone and continued issues with the breaking ball, hitting only .150 against such offerings. Looking to 2021, Davis should see a rebound in HR totals, though expectations should be tempered due to GB%. Based on his other 2020 hitting metrics, Davis should also see positive regression in batting average, particularly if he can get his contact rate outside the zone closer to his career average.

That said, Davis will remain more valuable in on-base-percentage formats where he maintained solid on-base skills in 2020 behind a 13.5% walk rate (up from 8.4% in 2019). With a current 214 ADP, Davis can provide managers with boring but solid returns in the later rounds of drafts. Managers can reasonably expect around 20-22 HR, 60-70 RBI, and an average close to .270 from the Mets regular third baseman.

--Nick Ritrivi - RotoBaller

 

Eduardo Escobar, Arizona Diamondbacks

After enjoying a career season in 2019, Eduardo Escobar was a significant disappointment in 2020, as he hit just four homers in 54 games and his BA dropped nearly 60 points. The ISO was nearly cut in half, from .242 to .123. His HR/FB% tumbled from a career-high 15.2 to 6.1.The career-low .244 BABIP was obviously unfortunate. Escobar's xBA of .263 points to a rebound in that regard. Yet Escobar's WOBA of .253 was in the Bottom 4 percent of the league, and the xWOBA fell to .294.

His Launch Angle of 18.1 and Exit Velocity of 88.6 pretty much stayed in tune with his norms. His Hard Hit Rate of 31.7 was not an outlier from the previous season, either. The trends certainly seem to point to outstanding luck in 2019 and just the opposite in 2020. We should be expecting Escobar to deliver a statistical compromise from the last two seasons of extremes.

It is reasonable to foresee an adequate BA and a return to better, but not superb HR numbers. The fantasy community has been very reactive to the stinker of a 2020 season, as Escobar has an ADP of 301. That may be a bit low of a range, as he can return to some levels of respectability. The Diamondbacks will maintain confidence in Escobar by keeping him in the middle of their lineup.

--Scott Engel - RotoBaller



Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy baseball app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, sleepers, prospects & more. All free!




More Fantasy Baseball Analysis




LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Daily Stats & Leaders
All Pitcher Matchups
Compare Any Players
Pickups & Streamers
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

ROTOBALLER PLAYER NEWS

Nelson Agholor33 mins ago

Could Be A Trade Candidate
Mitch Trubisky41 mins ago

Will Start Saturday's Preseason Opener
Matt Ryan45 mins ago

To Play First Quarter Of Preseason Opener
Tua Tagovailoa52 mins ago

Unlikely To Play Saturday
Josh Allen57 mins ago

Won't Play In Preseason Opener
Tom Brady1 hour ago

To Miss Some Time For Personal Reasons
Jameson Williams1 hour ago

Will Miss Week 1
James White1 hour ago

Announces His Retirement
Bobby Witt Jr.1 hour ago

Taking A Day Off
Yordan Alvarez2 hours ago

Sitting Against Lefty
J.T. Realmuto2 hours ago

Sitting On Thursday
Chase Edmonds3 hours ago

Poised To Lead Miami Backfield
Tony Pollard3 hours ago

Cowboys Want Tony Pollard More Involved
Mac Jones4 hours ago

Not Expected To Play Thursday
N'Keal Harry4 hours ago

To Have Surgery, Will Miss Eight Weeks
Jared Goff14 hours ago

Amon-Ra St. Brown Is Jared Goff's Go-To Guy
Maverick McNealy15 hours ago

Set For Debut At TPC Southwind
Keith Mitchell15 hours ago

Has Something To Play For At TPC Southwind
Corey Conners15 hours ago

Has Great Value At TPC Southwind
Arizona Cardinals16 hours ago

Deandre Baker Works Out For Cards
Julio Rodríguez16 hours ago

Julio Rodriguez "Feels Good," Expected To Return Friday
Matt Carpenter16 hours ago

Hoping To Return This Season
MLB16 hours ago

Wednesday's Orioles-Blue Jays Game Postponed
Julio Jones16 hours ago

Looks Good At Joint Practice
Damien Harris16 hours ago

Pats Reportedly Taking Calls For Damien Harris
Chris Lacy17 hours ago

Signs With Vegas
Malcolm Brown17 hours ago

Saints Part Ways With Malcolm Brown
Yazmin Jauregui17 hours ago

Set For Big UFC Debut
Denver Broncos17 hours ago

Christopher Allen Done For The Season
Azamat Murzakanov17 hours ago

Can Remain Undefeated
Russell Wilson17 hours ago

Unlikely To Suit Up Versus Dallas
Devin Clark17 hours ago

Hopes To Build Off Of His Last Win
Matt Ryan18 hours ago

Starting On Saturday
Max Homa18 hours ago

Looks To Cap Off A Strong Year
Cameron Young18 hours ago

Looking Forward To The FedEx Cup
Webb Simpson18 hours ago

Hopes To Find Form In Memphis
Bruno Silva18 hours ago

Looking To Rebound On Saturday
Gerald Meerschaert18 hours ago

Looking For A Big Performance Saturday
Michael Brantley18 hours ago

Seeking Second Opinion
Ryan Pepiot19 hours ago

Recalled, Starting On Wednesday
Byron Buxton19 hours ago

To Sit Out On Wednesday
Michael Wacha20 hours ago

Likely To Return This Weekend
Hunter Strickland20 hours ago

Removed From Closer's Role
Trent Forrest20 hours ago

Atlanta Inks Trent Forrest To Two-Way Contract
Lance McCullers Jr.20 hours ago

To Start Against A's Saturday
Jose Alvarado20 hours ago

Faces Crowded Pelicans Backcourt
Norman Powell20 hours ago

Returns To Action In Drew League
Washington Wizards21 hours ago

Makur Maker Inks Exhibit 10 Deal To Join G League
Victor Oladipo21 hours ago

Eyes Bounce-Back Performance In 2022-23
Harold Ramírez22 hours ago

Wander Franco, Harold Ramirez Could Take BP Friday
PGA24 hours ago

Joohyung “Tom” Kim Peaking Heading Into Playoffs
Denny McCarthy24 hours ago

A High-Risk, High-Reward Play This Week
Aaron Wise1 day ago

Struggling On Approach
Sam Burns1 day ago

Relying On Red Hot Putter
Cameron Smith1 day ago

Continues To LIV On The Edge
Jon Rahm1 day ago

Has Incredible Driving Streak Snapped
PGA1 day ago

Sungjae Im Enters Week With Back-To-Back Second-Place Finishes
Tyrrell Hatton1 day ago

Gaining Strokes Across The Board
Will Zalatoris1 day ago

Making Second Career Start At TPC Southwind
Vaughn Grissom1 day ago

Braves Calling Up Vaughn Grissom
Adam Scott1 day ago

Not An Option At TPC Southwind
Jordan Spieth1 day ago

A Nice Option At TPC Southwind
Billy Horschel1 day ago

Continues His Residency At TPC Southwind
Davis Riley1 day ago

Back On Track Entering FedEx St. Jude
Scott Stallings1 day ago

Playing Very Well Heading Into FedEx St. Jude
Harold Varner1 day ago

III Inconsistent Entering FedEx St. Jude
Nelson Cruz2 days ago

Exits Tuesday With Right Shoulder Soreness
Orlando Arcia2 days ago

Sustains Left Hamstring Strain Tuesday
Gorgui Dieng2 days ago

Spurs Officially Ink Gorgui Dieng To A Contract
Collin Sexton2 days ago

Cavs, Collin Sexton Not Close On New Contract Agreement
Dillon Brooks2 days ago

Expected To Earn Extension Offer
Brandon Ingram2 days ago

Pelicans Could Offer Brandon Ingram In Trade Package
Kevin Durant2 days ago

Training Camp Holdout A Possibility
Anthony Rizzo2 days ago

Remains Out Of The Lineup Tuesday
Mike Trout2 days ago

Begins Hitting Off A Tee
Tim Anderson2 days ago

Will Undergo Surgery
Julio Rodríguez2 days ago

Julio Rodriguez Likely To Return On Friday
Tanner Houck2 days ago

Placed On 15-Day Injured List
Quinn Cook2 days ago

Inks One-Year Deal To Join Kings
Thiago Santos3 days ago

Continues To Struggle
Jamahal Hill3 days ago

Scores Big With TKO Victory
Vicente Luque3 days ago

Stopped By TKO On Saturday
Geoff Neal3 days ago

Scores Big TKO Victory On Saturday
Zac Pauga3 days ago

Unsuccessful In Bid For TUF Heavyweight Crown
MMA3 days ago

Mohammed Usman Earns UFC Contract
Brogan Walker3 days ago

-Sanchez Unsuccessful In Bid For TUF Title
Juliana Miller3 days ago

Crowned TUF Women's Winner Saturday
Augusto Sakai3 days ago

Suffers Fourth Straight Loss Saturday
MMA3 days ago

Sergey Spivak Earns Second-Round TKO Finish
Myles Turner3 days ago

Is In Great Shape
Sacramento Kings3 days ago

Kent Bazemore Signs With Kings
Derrick Rose3 days ago

Knicks Unwilling To Trade Derrick Rose
Udoka Azubuike3 days ago

Likely To Have Increased Role
KJ Martin4 days ago

Kenyon Martin Jr. Being Monitored By Teams
Christian Wood4 days ago

Putting In Offseason Work
Tyler Herro4 days ago

Not A Lock To Stay In Miami
Luka Doncic4 days ago

Focused On Offseason Regimen
Duncan Robinson4 days ago

Could Be Included In Future Deals
Erik Jones4 days ago

Will Start In 10th
Denny Hamlin4 days ago

Starts In Ninth
Kyle Larson4 days ago

Starts In Eighth Place
Martin Truex Jr4 days ago

. Starts In Seventh
Tyler Reddick4 days ago

Aims For Third Win
Austin Cindric4 days ago

Starts In Fifth Place
Joey Logano4 days ago

Starts In Fourth
Kyle Busch4 days ago

Starts In Third Place
Christopher Bell4 days ago

Starts On The Front Row
NASCAR4 days ago

Bubba Wallace Nabs The Pole
Brad Keselowski4 days ago

Could Move Up On Sunday
Ryan Blaney4 days ago

Can He Win At Michigan Again?
Ross Chastain4 days ago

In Unfamiliar Position On Sunday
William Byron4 days ago

Might Thrive At Michigan
Cole Custer4 days ago

Might Struggle At Michigan
Kevin Harvick4 days ago

Should Contend At Michigan
Daniel Suarez4 days ago

Hit Or Miss At Michigan
Michael McDowell4 days ago

Can Michael McDowell Do It Again At Michigan?
Chase Elliott4 days ago

Possible Contender At Michigan
Ty Gibbs4 days ago

Starts Just Outside The Top Ten Sunday
Indiana Pacers5 days ago

Deividas Sirvydis Signs With The Pacers
Jamahal Hill6 days ago

Rising Star Jamahal Hill Can Move Up The Ranks
Thiago Santos6 days ago

Needs A Big Main-Event Victory
Geoff Neal6 days ago

Hoping To Improve His Ranking
Vicente Luque6 days ago

In Need Of A Victory On Saturday
Mohammed Usman6 days ago

Can Capture TUF 30 Heavyweight Crown
Zac Pauga6 days ago

Has Chance To Win TUF 30 Heavyweight Crown
Kyle Busch2 weeks ago

Starts In 10th Place Sunday
ANA2 weeks ago

John Klingberg Signs One-Year Deal With Ducks
RANKINGS
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
OF
SP
RP

RANKINGS

QB
RB
WR
TE
K
DEF

MORE RECENT ARTICLES

 

Fantasy Baseball Trade Targets - Buy/Sell For Week 18

Making the right trades can be crucial to championship success in fantasy baseball, almost as much as the draft, if not more. While most trades can have a significant impact on your fantasy team, it’s the deals where you acquire undervalued players and then see their production improve that can really tip the scales in... Read More


Free MLB Betting Picks - Today's Best Bets, Expert Predictions, Odds (8/11/22)

Folks, can I just say what a pleasure it was to take in this recent Yankees-Mariners series? I mean, if that didn't feel like postseason baseball, what does? Don't be surprised if we see those two teams match up again in October. Welcome back, RotoBallers! In this article, I'll be providing my MLB favorite betting... Read More


Darick Hall fantasy baseball rankings draft sleepers waiver wire pickups

Breakout Hitters for Fantasy Baseball - MLB Batters Rising for Week 18

Welcome back to another edition of my "Breakout Hitters To Watch" series. What we're doing here is taking a good, close look at the hitting data each week to see which hitters are standing out the most. At times this year, I have gone away from the "breakout" term to just highlight hitters that have... Read More


Thunder Dan's MLB Betting Picks for August 11: Pitcher Props, Totals, Money Line Bets

A short slate of games won't stop us from wagering on them! Whether you like game totals, sides, or player props, I have something in here for you and try to cover a little bit of everything! Last month, I started my own free sports betting newsletter, and the good people here at RotoBaller are... Read More


yordan alvarez fantasy baseball rankings draft sleeper MLB injury news dfs lineup picks

DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (8/11/22): MLB DFS Lineups

Happy Thursday, RotoBallers! This is John Brubaker dropping some of my favorite plays for today's slate. After a few weeks of relatively normal Thursday slates, we're hit with a six-game matinee slate this afternoon. Not only that, pitching is extremely top-heavy, with guys like Dylan Cease, Framber Valdez, and Merill Kelly taking the ball for... Read More


MLB injuries fantasy baseball injury news updates stock

Daily MLB Injury Roundup for August 11th, 2022

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for August 11th, 2022. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Devin Williams - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Relief Pitchers, Draft Sleepers, MLB Injury News Updates

MLB Closers and Saves: Fantasy Baseball Depth Charts

Saves are an important component for many fantasy baseball leagues. Closers are one of the most volatile positions in fantasy baseball, and one of the highest turnover positions in MLB. Each year, closers drop like flies and many MLB teams make in-season changes due to injuries or poor performance. In addition to closers and saves, relief... Read More


sandy alcantara fantasy baseball rankings starting pitchers draft sleepers

Starts & Sits for MLB Week 18 - All Starting Pitcher Matchups for Fantasy Baseball

Welcome back RotoBallers! We are just a few days in after the All Star break, and we'll have a loaded week of games coming up. As always, we are here with our starting pitcher starts and sits series to help you set those winning lineups for the week ahead! For those who are not familiar,... Read More


Free MLB Betting Picks - Today's Best Bets, Expert Predictions, Odds (8/10/22)

It is Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, and we are back with another set of MLB picks for this nine-game slate starting at 7:05 pm Eastern time. This article will be focused on sides and totals. I am a huge baseball fan and baseball has been my bread and butter for the last couple of decades.... Read More


Ryan Pepiot - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, MLB Prospects, Draft Sleepers

Updated MLB Prospects Rankings - Top 25 Fantasy Baseball Prospects (Week 18)

The trade deadline has passed, which has made implications in the prospects rankings list this week. Some prospects got moved, creating a new paradigm for them. Some veterans I was thinking would get moved to open up a spot for a prospect to come up did not get moved. Check out all of the happenings... Read More


max scherzer fantasy baseball rankings draft sleepers mlb injury news

Updated MLB Starting Pitcher Rankings for Fantasy Baseball: The Top-101 Baller Ranks

The middle of August signals a turn into the fantasy season's stretch run! Are you and your rotation ready? Last week, we looked at arms who moved at the deadline, and this week, we'll turn back to some fun leaderboards (with stats since July 1st) going into Tuesday. Let's get to it with the latest... Read More


paul goldschmidt fantasy baseball rankings draft sleepers MLB injury news

DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (8/10/22): Today's Top MLB DFS Lineups

Welcome back to another edition of the FREE DraftKings and FanDuel MLB DFS picks. As customary, we have an all-day ledger on tap Wednesday, and although DraftKings does not have a full-day slate, FanDuel does. Consequently, today's article will feature picks on both sites for games throughout the day, as even on DK, the suggestions... Read More


Thunder Dan's MLB Betting Picks for August 10: Pitcher Props, Totals, Money Line Bets

Austin Riley Day was a big success and yesterday's bets went 7-2 overall, so I hope you cashed in and made some loot. Whether you like game totals, sides, or player props, I have something in here for you and try to cover a little bit of everything! Last month, I started my own free... Read More


MORE RECENT ARTICLES

 

NFL DFS Lineup Picks for DraftKings, FanDuel - Preseason Week 1 (8/12/22)

While you may feel like a bigger degenerate betting on the preseason than Clark Griswold at a Las Vegas casino, here is this week's DFS article for Week 1 of the NFL preseason because you and I both know that you're jonesing for some NFL DFS action. While it can be more difficult to project... Read More


Noah Fant - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Must-Have Tight Ends for 2022 Fantasy Football Drafts

Tight end is a fun position in fantasy football. There's a clear top group of tight ends, headlined by Travis Kelce. The top-five tight ends all count as "must-have" tight ends because of positional scarcity, but it's boring to suggest you draft the following names: Kelse, Mark Andrews, Kyle Pitts, George Kittle, and Darren Waller.... Read More


Will Davante Adams Be The Top Overall WR1? 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

In a blockbuster deal in the offseason, the Green Bay Packers traded star wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders for a first and second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. The 29-year-old finished as fantasy's WR2 in PPR formats in 2021. He caught 123-of-169 targets for 1,553 yards and 11 touchdowns over... Read More


Gerald Everett: 2022 Breakout Candidate for Fantasy Football

Gerald Everett was signed by the Los Angeles Chargers to a two-year, $12 million contract this past March. He will replace veteran tight end Jared Cook, who finished as the TE16 overall in 2021 for fantasy. Cook amassed 83 targets during his one-year stint in LA, finishing in the top 12 five weeks of last... Read More


tony pollard fantasy football rankings NFL DFS lineup picks

Running Backs Targets for Zero-RB Fantasy Football Drafts (2022)

There are so many different fantasy football draft strategies nowadays, but no other strategy comes with as much scrutiny and judgment as the zero-running back strategy. For the longest time, the running back position was widely accepted as the most important position in fantasy football. For some, that’s still very much the case. However, with... Read More


Josh Jacobs - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings (Tiers 4-9) - Best Ball Leagues

Some of you have been building rosters in the best-ball leagues since the initial weeks of the offseason, and participation in this format has intensified as we have progressed through the summer. Enthusiasm for these leagues remains enormous for multiple reasons, including the ability to complete all forms of roster management after each draft. However,... Read More


Tyler Allgeier - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Rookies, Draft Sleepers

Must Have Running Backs for Later Rounds: Fantasy Football Breakouts Tyler Allgeier, Ty Davis-Price, Kenyan Drake

There's no "best" way to win in fantasy football, but there are some good ways, and one of those good ways is to draft good players in the late rounds. Sounds easy, right? Not really! How many times have you spent a 14th-round pick on a player and then dropped him after Week 2 because... Read More


2022 Fantasy Football Sleeper: D.J. Chark

Urban Meyer may have turned Tim Tebow into one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of college football, but he did nobody any fantasy football favors when he “coached” the Jacksonville Jaguars last season. DJ Chark looked like he was going to be Jacksonville’s No. 1 receiver for several seasons after he posted a... Read More


Must Have Wide Receivers - Fantasy Football League Winners

Video: Must-Have Running Backs - League Winners for Fantasy Football (2022)

Joey and Dave reveal their must-have running backs for 2022 fantasy football drafts - players who are potential league-winners. 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 to also tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210,... Read More


Desmond Ridder fantasy football rankings sleepers NFL draft quarterback

Is Desmond Ridder Going to Start for the Falcons?

The Atlanta Falcons selected former Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder with the 74th pick in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Atlanta chose him over Malik Willis and Matt Corral as the second quarterback off the board behind Kenny Pickett. We can assume the Falcons' front office believes Ridder has real upside, but it’s... Read More


Fantasy Football Busts: Ep. 95 of The Operating Room

Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by high-stakes fantasy player Sammy Reid (@SammyReidFI) to discuss fantasy football busts in 2022. Be sure to also tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel SiriusXM 87) - every weekday morning between 6-7 AM ET, Saturdays from 3-5 PM, and Sundays from 3-5 PM. You can also find new weekly shows on YouTube, Spreaker, Spotify, iTunes, and on the... Read More


Is Jameis Winston Healthy? Is He The Saints Starting QB?

Jameis Winston entered last season as the heir to Hall-of-Fame quarterback Drew Brees. Winston was on track for a nice season, until suffering a torn ACL (knee) in Week 7. The Saints were forced to patchwork together starters, utilizing Taysom Hill, Trevor Siemian, and even rookie Ian Book in Week 15. This experiment was very... Read More


Elijah Mitchell - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Running Back Rankings for Fantasy Football PPR Drafts: Isiah Pacheco, Dameon Pierce, Kareem Hunt, J.K. Dobbins, Josh Jacobs

Welcome back RotoBallers to our fantasy football draft rankings series! The NFL season is creeping up on us, and we're back with our updated 2022 fantasy football running back rankings for PPR leagues. Our running back fantasy football rankings are put together by Nick Mariano, Pierre Camus, Scott Engel and Brandon Murchison. Below you will also see... Read More