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Points League Pitchers: Waiver Wire Pickups for Fantasy Baseball - Week 9

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We'll be doing this roundup of points leagues every week here at RotoBaller, with waiver wire targets and streaming pitchers being evaluated in terms of the different scoring systems of ESPN, Yahoo!, CBS, and Fantrax.

Player values can vary wildly from platform to platform, so we'll make sure to highlight where players are the best and worst fits. We know points league players get neglected and we're here to help with all of the best streams for the week.

These fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups are for the week of June 6 - June 12, looking at players below ~50% rostered for ESPN, Yahoo!, or Fantrax. Rankings are calculated using games through Saturday, June 4.

Editor's Note: Our incredible team of writers received five total writing awards and 13 award nominations by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association, tops in the industry! Congrats to all the award winners and nominees including Best MLB Series, NFL Series, NBA Writer, PGA Writer and Player Notes writer of the year. Be sure to follow their analysis, rankings and advice all year long, and win big with RotoBaller! Read More!

 

Know Your Scoring System

You know what I'm going to say, right?  You must account for, as precisely as possible, how a player performs under your particular scoring system. Don't be fooled into believing you can just make rough adjustments in your head, bumping up guys with high on-base percentages and low strikeout rates. Every point, in every category, counts.

For example, ESPN and Fantrax are virtually identical in their scoring for hitters and roster size. The only difference is that stolen bases are worth one more point on Fantrax and ESPN subtracts one point per strikeout. That's the difference between Trea Turner being a top-five hitter versus a top-25 hitter.

If your league uses standard settings, then great! Turn to page 94 and you can skip ahead to the leaderboards. If you play with custom settings, it'll still be fine. Go back to page 43 and look below at the scoring systems of the four major platforms. I bet there's a chance that you'll find that your league's scoring is very similar to one of the four (well, not Yahoo!'s), even if it's not the platform you actually play on.

You'll likely find a suitable mirror to your own system if you look above. While every point counts, as long as they aren't seismic changes, you can get away with some "close enough" calls. IE. If everything is the same except for HBP (or something similar), you're probably fine.

 

Waiver Wire Leaderboards

In addition to our overall waiver wire leaderboards, once we're deep enough into the season, we'll also start doing a 21-day leaderboard as well, giving us a window into recent production. All charts are updated prior to Saturday's games, on stats and ownerships, and clicking on a chart will open a new page with a magnified version.

*APR = Average Platform Ranking - the average platform ranking between ESPN, CBS, Yahoo, and Fantrax (standard point settings)

 

Two-Start Pitcher Waiver Wire Options

 

Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire - Best Choices

Roansy Contreras, PIT (@ ATL) - Betting on Pirates pitchers is always tough because of the low chance of picking up a win bonus but filth like Contreras's stuff makes it a lot easier. Roansy has a 31.3% K% through his first 23 IP and faces an Atlanta team that has baseball's highest K% vs RHP. Sounds like a good match.

Spencer Strider, ATL (vs PIT) - Stop. Stache-time. After allowing 3 ER in 4.1 IP, with 8 K, in his debut as a starter against Arizona, Strider survived in Colorado, walking five batters but only allowing 1 ER in his 4 IP. But a matchup at home against Pittsburgh (25th in wOBA vs RHP, 26th in K%) is the one we stashers have been waiting for. Don't get your hopes up for a long outing but with Strider's strikeout potential, the innings don't have to be great for the result to be high.

JT Brubaker, PIT (vs DET, @ ATL)  - Like Jose Quintana later, Brubaker gets a soft matchup with a Detroit team that has posted the second-worst wOBA and third-worst xwOBA vs RHP. But unlike Quintana, he'll face an Atlanta offense that is much worst vs RHP (20th in wOBA, 30th in K%) than they are against LHP. Brubaker coughed up 5 ER (on 3 HR) in his last start but this double-tap is a great spot for him to get back on track.

Konnor Pilkington, CLE (vs TEX, vs OAK) - Pilkington SZN, anyone? The rookie has thrived on a four-seamer that may only be average in rise but has gotten some elite wiggle on the horizontal plane (10.1 inches of break, 52% more than average), dominating a Royals offense for five innings in his last outing, allowing zero earned runs while striking out eight batters. Granted, the Royals aren't very good but Pilkington's opponents in Week 9 aren't much better. The Rangers are the best of the pair, running the 13th-highest wOBA and 16th-highest xwOBA but Oakland remains one of baseball's worst offenses. The Athletics have the 8th-lowest wOBA, fifth-lowest xwOBA, and 8th-highest K% vs LHP.

Taijuan Walker, SD (@ SD) - Since allowing 6 ER in 4 IP to the Phillies on May 5, Walker has been excellent, posting a 2.12 ERA (3.11 FIP) over his last five starts. The strikeouts are way down, however, punching out just 14 batters in those 29.2 IP. The Padres offense remains thoroughly lackluster without Fernando Tatis Jr., posting a bottom-five wOBA and xwOBA vs RHP.

Merill Kelly, ARI (@ CIN) - Even coming to Cincinnati's crackerjack park, this feels like a very high floor, medium ceiling, type of game. The Reds offense has been slightly better but still only has the 27th wOBA vs RHP and Kelly has been quietly excellent, with an 8 ER/2 IP disaster against the Dodgers marring his 3.66 ERA.

Evan Lee, WSH (@ MIA, vs MIL) - He only went 3.2 IP in his MLB debut but the rookie left-hander will get a chance in Week 9 if he can make two starts total up to a single real one. He allowed 2 ER and struck out two in his short christening but had a 29.4% K% in 30 IP at Triple-A this season and a 31.4% K% over 77 IP in Double-A in 2021. Dude has whiffs. And he'll get two good opportunities to prove it against a Milwaukee offense that is bottom-five in K%( 24th in wOBA) vs LHP, and a Miami team that is patently awful vs lefties - the Marlins are 30th in K%, 30th in wOBA, and 29th in xwOBA.

Yusei Kikuchi, TOR (@ KC) - Kikuchi served up a trio of dongs in a tough matchup with the Twins but still struck out six batters in 4.2 IP and has a good chance to get back on track against a sub-par Royals offense that is 28th in wOBA vs LHP.

Ross Stripling, TOR (@ KC, @ DET) - It looks like Stripling will slide in to replace Hyun-Jin Ryu in Toronto's rotation and the righthander should be set up for success. The Royals are 23rd in wOBA vs RHP, while Detroit is a bottom-five offense in wOBA, xwOBA, K%, and BB%.

Josiah Gray, WSH (@ MIA) - Gray is coming off of back-to-back excellent starts against the Rockies (5 IP, 1 ER, 3 K) and Reds (6 IP, 1 ER, 9 K) but is taking on a Miami offense that is 3rd in wOBA vs RHP. However, Gray has faced the Marlins twice this season, allowing 7 ER over 11.2 IP but also striking out 17.

Edward Cabrera, MIA (vs WSH) - The Miami rookie blew onto the scene in a big way in his season debut, shutting out the Rockies for six innings in Colorado, walking four but striking out nine. The task should be easier this time out, as he'll be in Miami against a Nationals team that is bottom-10 in wOBA vs RHP.

 

Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire - Next Choices

Dane Dunning, TEX (@ CLE) - Dunning is getting to the point where he just shouldn't be a streamer anymore, even if his Roster% tells us he definitely still is. A 4.11 ERA (3.75 FIP) isn't awful but a lot of that is wrapped around two 5 ER outings he had against LAA and BOS. Throw out that ugliness and Dunning's 3.28 ERA is a lot shinier. But while he shouldn't be on the wire, he's also not matchup-proof and Cleveland has been stingy vs RHP - the Guardians have the 11th-highest wOBA and lowest K% in baseball.

Jose Quintana, PIT (vs DET, @ ATL) - Like with most reasonable options, I definitely want to take advantage of a Detroit offense that remains one of baseball's worst. But a matchup on the road against Atlanta (3rd in wOBA vs LHP, 6th in xwOBA) feels dicey.

Alex Cobb, SF (vs COL) - Surely Cobb's 5.73 ERA is going to start meeting his 2.64 FIP a little more in the middle, right? He got back on track in his last start against the Reds (6 IP, 2 ER, 8 K) after allowing a total of 13 ER in his previous two starts. To keep it going, he'll get a solid matchup at home against a Rockies offense that is 19th in wOBA and 24th in xwOBA vs RHP, though, with the 8th-lowest K%.

Glenn Otto, TEX (@ CHW) - Let's keep this Otto train rolling - take out the 8 ER blowup that he had against Boston on May 14, and my guy Glenn has a 2.72 ERA over seven starts. In Week 9, he'll face a White Sox team that doesn't strike out much vs RHP (3rd in K%) but doesn't do much of anything else either - Chicago is 28th in wOBA, 24th in xwOBA, and 30th in BB%.

Chad Kuhl, COL (@ SD) - Kuhl hand Chad kept up his recent success, shutting out the Braves in Colorado for six innings, striking out three. He should again be solid stream on the road against a San Diego offense that has been bottom-five in offense vs RHP.

Chris Flexen, SEA (@ HOU) - Houston has had a top-five offense against the rest of the league but Flexen has had no trouble with them in 2022. In two starts against the Astros, Flexen has allowed 4 ER over 13 IP, striking out nine and picking up one win.

Jon Gray, TEX (@ CLE, @ CHW) - He struck out 12 in his last outing against the Rays but Gray has been up and down in his six starts since returning from the IL (32 IP, 4.22 ERA) and will get the chance to keep the rollercoaster going with one soft start and one tougher one in Week 9. The White Sox have a bottom-three wOBA vs RHP (but the third-lowest K%), while Cleveland is 11th in wOBA, with the lowest K%.

Hunter Greene, CIN (vs ARI, @ STL) - The strikeouts (12.0 K/9) that come with triple-digit heat are for real but so is Greene's propensity to give up a pile of dongs (2.8 HR/9). But these are both solid matchups, as Arizona and St. Louis are mid-range offenses overall vs RHP but Arizona has a bottom-five K% against them.

Graham Ashcraft, CIN (vs ARI, @ STL) - Ashcraft has been brilliant since debuting, allowing just three earned runs in the 17.2 IP of his first three starts. The strikeouts have been light but the right-hander has limited big damage, allowing just one home run so far. Like his teammate above, Ashcraft has two solid matchups, though, strikeouts will likely continue to be light against a Cardinals team that has the 4th-lowest K% vs RHP.

Bailey Ober, MIN (vs NYY, vs TB) - I've been (and remain) a big fan of Ober but he hasn't been very good since returning from the IL and has allowed a total of 8 ER over 9 IP in his past two starts. His second matchup of the week against Tampa isn't very scary (TB is 24th in wOBA and 26th in K% vs RHP) but he's a big avoid against the Yankees in his first scheduled start - NYY is 3rd in wOBA, 1st in xwOBA, and 8th in K% vs RHP.

Michael Wacha, BOS (@ LAA, @ SEA) - The Angels (6th in wOBA, 13th in xwOBA) and Mariners (13th in wOBA, 7th in xwOBA) have both been average vs RHP but a matchup with Los Angeles will afford Wacha a chance to take advantage of their 2nd-worst K%.

Keegan Thompson, CHC (@ BAL) - His 1.99 ERA (3.52 FIP) has some corrections coming in its future but now that the Cubs are trusting him for five innings, Thompson has been pretty useful. He allowed 3 ER in his last start against the Cardinals, walking three but still picking up a win. The Orioles have some dangerous bats but have a bottom-10 wOBA and bottom-five BB% vs RHP.

Dakota Hudson, STL (@ TB, vs CIN) - Coming off of a dominant performance against the Padres (7 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 K) that I'm totally taking credit for because we were there celebrating my son's fourth birthday, Hudson has fairly soft two-step on the horizon in Week 9. The Reds and Rays have both been bottom-10 offenses vs RHP, while the Rays are posting a bottom-five K%.

 

Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire - Desperate Choices

Steven Matz, STL (vs CIN) - the Reds are a bottom-10 team vs LHP but I'm not rushing to use Matz in his first start back from the IL.

Bruce Zimmerman, BAL (@ KC) - Zimmerman has been struggling but also against tough opponents, although allowing 5 ER to Cleveland probably needs to be avoided. If he can't get back on track against the Royals this week (28th in wOBA vs LHP, 25th in xwOBA), when can he?

Madison Bumgarner, ARI (@ CIN, @ PHI) - Feel free to ride the lightning of Bumgarner's 3.31 ERA/4.93 FIP against a Cincinnati offense that has been bottom-10 vs LHP but I'd think twice about chancing it in Philadelphia's home bandbox against an offense that that has been top-five vs LHP.

Tyler Gilbert, ARI (@ CIN, @ PHI) - see; Bumgarner, Madison.

Cole Irvin, OAK (@ ATL, @ CLE) - Irvin has been sneaky decent in 2022 but doesn't strike hardly anyone out (5.5 K/9) and plays on a team that is unlikely to help him towards many win bonuses. You absolutely should not start him against an Atlanta team that smashes LHP (3rd in wOBA, 6th in xwOBA) but the desperate among you could chance a start against a Cleveland team that has a bottom-five offense vs LHP, albeit with the 2nd-lowest K%.

Trevor Williams, NYM (@ LAA) - The lightly-rostered Williams is coming off of back-to-back scoreless outings, something he's now done in four of his past five starts. Plus, his last outing of five innings was his longest of the season. The Angels have been better than average vs RHP but have a 2nd-worst K% that could help buffer Williams's ultimate point total.

Michael Lorenzen, LAA (vs NYM) - Outside of a couple of stinkers, Lorenzen has been really solid this year but is taking on a Mets team that has been a buzzsaw vs RHP in 2022, currently running the 2nd-highest wOBA and 2nd-lowest K% against them.

Kyle Hendricks, CHC (@ BAL, @ NYY) - A start against Baltimore is playable but only a masochist would start him against a Yankees team that has been a top-three offense vs RHP.

German Marquez, COL (@ SF, @ SD) - For the desperate two-steppers, Marquez gets two games away from home, facing a San Diego offense that is bottom-five against RHP but also a Giants offense that is top-five.

 

Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire - McMahon Choices

No chance. No chance in hell I'm rolling out these starting pitchers who are at the higher end of the Roster% threshold or may be tempting because of a two-start week.

Jakob Junis, SF (vs LAD) - I might love streaming Junis but there's no chance I'm risking him against a Dodgers team that is 1st in wOBA, 2nd in xwOBA, and 1st in BB% vs RHP.

Johnny Cueto, CHW (vs LAD) - See; Junis, Jakob.

Patrick Corbin, WSH (vs MIL) - No-ooooooooo. Corbin has a 6.96 ERA and faces a Milwaukee offense that is top-five in both wOBA and K% vs LHP.

Chris Archer (vs NYY) - If you got away with a somewhat useful two-start in Week 8, don't get cocky trying to sneak one in this week against the Yankees. New York is 3rd in wOBA and 1st in xwOBA vs RHP.

Marco Gonzales, SEA (vs BOS) - His 3.59 ERA is backed by a 5.44 FIP and he'll take on a Boston team that crushes LHP (4th in wOBA, 8th in xwOBA).

Reid Detmers, LAA (vs BOS) - This is the Marco G remix...Detmers' 4.20 ERA is backed by a 4.86 FIP and he'll take on a Boston team that crushes LHP (4th in wOBA, 8th in xwOBA. Wicky-wicky.

 

Relief Pitchers Waiver Wire

Unless you're in a very deep league and/or have a lot of dedicated RP-only slots, most of the relievers you're going to want are the ones who are closers, have a chance to close, or elite setup guys. But I do mean elite because most scoring structures are weighted in a way that relievers almost necessarily have to get saves in order to be valuable. Although, long relievers whose usage you can reliably predict, can be useful in leagues with daily moves. But for a majority of leagues, sticking to closers is the way to go.

With that in mind, here are the best relievers on the wire for Week 8, ordered by Yahoo roster%:

Closers (and co-Closers) on the Wire

Tanner Rainey, WSH - Welcome to the party, pal! After going through a month-long save drought, Rainey is making up for lost time. Since (re)breaking that seal on May 25, Rainey has collected four Saves, bringing his season-long total to 7 SV. Given regular usage, there is no one else available who is even closer to his level of security/potential.

Committees on the Wire

Boston Red Sox - Boston is still an absolute cluster, with a committee currently led by the likes of John Schreiber and Jake Diekman. Zero Saves on zero opportunities.

Cincinnati Reds - Tony Santillan received both of Cincinnati's opportunities last week, converting one and blowing the other.

Kansas City Royals - The Royals will actually need to have Save opportunities if we want to confirm that Josh Staumont is still technically on a committee with Scott Barlow.

Miami Marlins - It's still a mess on South Beach, with Cole Sulser spectacularly blowing two Saves and Tanner Scott picking up a Save and a Win.

Seattle Mariners - It's still a committee, I guess, but Paul Sewald is getting the chance more and more often. He blew an opportunity on Thursday but the Mariners went right back to him on Friday, with Sewald converting it that time.

Tampa Bay Rays - Round and round the closer wheel goes, where it stops, only Kevin Cash knows. Colin Poche picked up a Save but picked up a win after blowing his other opportunity, Ryan Thompson and Matt Wisler each picked up a Save, and Jalen Beeks picked up a loss after blowing his lone opportunity.

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Welcome to Week 19 and our fantasy baseball waiver wire pitchers. We'll be doing this roundup of points leagues every week here at RotoBaller, with waiver wire targets and streaming pitchers being evaluated in terms of the different scoring systems of ESPN, Yahoo!, CBS, and Fantrax. Player values can vary wildly from platform to platform,... Read More


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Points League Hitters: Waiver Wire Pickups for Fantasy Baseball - Week 19

Welcome to Week 19 and our fantasy baseball waiver wire hitters. We'll be doing this roundup of points leagues every week here at RotoBaller, with waiver wire targets and streaming pitchers being evaluated in terms of the different scoring systems of ESPN, Yahoo!, CBS, and Fantrax. Player values can vary wildly from platform to platform,... Read More


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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


2B/SS Waiver Wire Pickups for Fantasy Baseball - Week 19

When looking at the waiver wire every week, it can get easy to get tunnel vision on the same options. Players like Brendan Rodgers (78% rostered) and Jorge Mateo (66%) made their fair share of appearances in this space before clearing the maximum rostered percentage threshold to be included. Cubs shortstop Nico Hoerner has been... Read More


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Fantasy Baseball Prospects Report - MLB Rookie Risers and Fallers for Week 18

It has been a few weeks since my last edition of RotoBaller’s Recently Promoted Prospects series for fantasy baseball prospects thanks to a trip to the Caribbean where I enjoyed watching MLB trade deadline madness from a beach with a drink (or two) in my hand. A number of big prospects have since been promoted... Read More


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Top Hitter Streamers and Starts for Fantasy Baseball - Week 19

The NFL preseason may be starting, but let's not lose sight of what should be a fantastic end to the MLB season! Multiple division races are up for grabs, the wildcard races are as wide open as it gets, and it's anyone's guess who wins the major awards. I mean, what else could you want?... Read More


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Deeper Hitter Pickups for Fantasy Baseball - NFBC Waiver Wire Report for Week 19

We have completed another week of MLB action, making it time to make more waiver wire moves heading into Week 19. However, things will be slightly different for our weekly look into the high-stakes NFBC landscape. For those who do not know, in the NFBC, there are no IL spots and trades, making waiver moves... Read More


Two-Start Pitcher Streamers for Fantasy Baseball - Week 19

What's up what's up! It's Jon Anderson filling in this week to recommend some two-start streaming options for Week 19 of the fantasy baseball season. Week 19!? Holy cow, the season is flying by. This weekly fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups column aims to identify starting pitchers expected to make two starts in the upcoming... Read More


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NFL Teams With Favorable Late-Season Schedules: Stack 'Em

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2022 Fantasy Sleeper: Aaron Rodgers

If you want to win your fantasy league, you have to hit on the right sleepers. Every year, players get identified as mid/late round picks that you HAVE to draft. You've probably seen 15 different Twitter threads just today about sleepers. But some of these sleepers wind up being bad. You have to make sure... Read More


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Who Is Standing Out In NFL Training Camps? Fantasy Football Sleepers To Draft

As NFL training camps rage on and preseason games get underway, keen fantasy managers are looking to find the best players for their roster this upcoming season. Sometimes, all it takes is some solid detective work during camp to find the most impactful, up-and-coming players. Understanding workloads, training camp reps, and positional battles could give... Read More


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Preseason NFL Depth Charts Analysis: Interesting Trends for Fantasy Football

Now that we've reached the point in the year where NFL teams are playing preseason games, we've also reached the point where teams are putting out their unofficial preseason depth charts. On one hand, these are unofficial. But on the other hand, it can be fun to read into things. So, let's do examine some... Read More


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Updated Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

    Fantasy Football Rankings by NFL Position ALL - QB - RB - WR - TE - DEF Above you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings, tiers, player news and stats for your 2022 fantasy football leagues. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's fantasy football rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Fantasy Football PPR... Read More


Jakeem Grant Sr. Is Out For The Season, Who Will Replace Grant?

The Cleveland Browns signed All-Pro return specialist Jakeem Grant Sr. to a three-year, $10 million contract in the offseason in an attempt to improve their return game. Based on the contract, the Cleveland front office obviously prioritized upgrading the return game heading into 2022. Unfortunately, Cleveland got bad news when Grant went down during Tuesday's... Read More


Is Christian McCaffrey Healthy? Is McCaffrey Worth Drafting Early for Fantasy Football

After an incredible 2019 season, Christian McCaffrey has dealt with injuries both of the past two seasons. This was further amplified by the draft capital fantasy managers spent on him, which was in many cases the No. 1 overall pick. The disappointment these injuries created is hard to forgive and forget but 2022 is a... Read More


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Wan'Dale Robinson - 2022 Fantasy Football Draft Sleeper and Undervalued Wide Receiver

It can sometimes be tricky trying to decipher whether or not a certain rookie player is going to be worth taking in fantasy football drafts. There aren't numbers to go off from a previous season in the NFL and some teams choose to deploy rookies differently than others. Amid all the uncertainty, Wan'Dale Robinson of... Read More


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NFL DFS Lineup Picks for DraftKings, FanDuel - Preseason Week 1 (8/13/22)

The NFL 2022 season is here. That means it is time for your season-long fantasy football drafts. But more important, right now, it is time to get back into our daily fantasy groove. In this article, I will be providing you with daily fantasy football picks on DraftKings and FanDuel for the slate on Saturday,... Read More


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Fantasy Football Breakouts, Busts, and Locks - New Orleans Saints 2022 Outlook

Welcome to our fantasy football Breakouts, Busts, and Locks, a series on RotoBaller where our writers look at three key players on each NFL team. Today, we're talking about the New Orleans Saints. With a new head coach for the first time in years and with a (presumably) healthy Jameis Winston under center, what can... Read More


Jahan Dotson - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Rookies, Draft Sleepers

Is Jahan Dotson Worth Drafting? Fantasy Football Rookie Outlook

The Washington Commanders used their first-round pick (No. 16 overall) in the 2022 NFL draft to select Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson. Dotson stands 5'11" and weighs 183 pounds and will team with Terry McLaurin to give new Washington quarterback Carson Wentz two talented receivers to target. Dotson was the RotoBaller consensus rookie WR8... Read More


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Fantasy Football Injury Report For NFL RBs: Preseason Updates On Najee Harris, Antonio Gibson, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, James Robinson and Kenneth Gainwell

Below you will find our updated fantasy football injuries report for running backs in the 2022 NFL preseason as of Friday August 12th. The injury statuses for various NFL running backs are up in the air during training camp, including Najee Harris, Antonio Gibson, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, James Robinson, and Kenneth Gainwell. With peak draft... Read More


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Real or Not? Legitimate Stats from Forwards- 2021-22 NBA Season Review: Pascal Siakam, Brandon Ingram, Kristaps Porzingis

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Fantasy Basketball - Veteran Free Agency Losers (Part 2): Nicolas Batum, Robin Lopez, Otto Porter Jr.

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who find themselves in a bad situation. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. On the other hand, rostering players in perfect situations can be the ultimately league-winning move for savvy fantasy GMs. Today, let's talk about some veterans that entered Unrestricted Free... Read More


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Fantasy Basketball - Veteran Free Agency Losers (Part 1): P.J. Tucker, Danilo Gallinari, Gary Payton II

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who find themselves in a bad situation. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. On the other hand, rostering players in perfect situations can be the ultimately league-winning move for savvy fantasy GMs. Today, let's talk about some veterans that entered Unrestricted Free... Read More


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Fantasy Basketball - Veteran Free Agency Winners (Part 2): James Harden, T.J. Warren, JaVale McGee

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Fantasy Basketball - Veteran Free Agency Winners (Part 1): Patty Mills, John Wall, Ricky Rubio

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NBA Summer League Winners - Centers: Chet Holmgren, Day'Ron Sharpe, James Wiseman

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