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Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball: Exit Velocity

Koda Glover Is a Leading Closer Candidate For Nationals

Unable to pick up a top-shelf closer in the offseason, the Washington Nationals entered spring training with three excellent in-house closer candidates. An announcement is imminent, but Koda Glover may be their guy over Shawn Kelley and Blake Treinen. Despite an injury shortened 2016 cup of coffee, Glover's spring numbers (.082 WHIP, 13 strikeouts in... Read More

3 years ago

Fernando Rodney and Joaquin Benoit Add Veteran Presence to Bullpens in Need

A pair of 39 year old relievers journey to new destinations as Fernando Rodney and Joaquin Benoit were both signed this offseason, to their eighth and seventh career teams, respectively. Both veterans were signed to one year deals, and both to teams who desperately need experience in the late innings. Rodney agreed to a $2.5 million... Read More

3 years ago

Week 15 Roundup: Waiver Wire, Rankings, & Start/Sit Analysis

It's Week 15 RotoBallers! Fantasy football is an unpredictable game, but that's where we come in. Below you can find links to all the excellent articles written by RotoBaller staff in Week 15. Matchups analysis, rankings, last minute waiver wire ads, boom / bust candidates; it's all here for your reading pleasure. Editor's Note: New... Read More

3 years ago

Week 14 Roundup: Waiver Wire, Rankings, & Start/Sit Analysis

It's Week 14 RotoBallers! Fantasy football is an unpredictable game, but that's where we come in. Below you can find links to all the excellent articles written by RotoBaller staff in Week 14. Matchups analysis, rankings, last minute waiver wire ads, boom / bust candidates; it's all here for your reading pleasure. Editor's Note: New... Read More

3 years ago

Week 12 Roundup: Waiver Wire, Rankings, & Start/Sit Analysis

It's Week 12 RotoBallers! Fantasy football is an unpredictable game, but that's where we come in. Below you can find links to all the excellent articles written by RotoBaller staff in Week 12. Matchups analysis, rankings, last minute waiver wire ads, boom / bust candidates; it's all here for your reading pleasure. Editor's Note: New... Read More

3 years ago


Week 11 Roundup: Waiver Wire, Rankings, & Start/Sit Analysis

It's Week 11 RotoBallers! Fantasy football is an unpredictable game, but that's where we come in. Below you can find links to all the excellent articles written by RotoBaller staff in Week 11. Matchups analysis, rankings, last minute waiver wire ads, boom / bust candidates; it's all here for your reading pleasure. Editor's Note: New... Read More

3 years ago

Trade Deadline Tips: Players to Trade and Players to Trade For, Part 2

Welcome back, RotoBallers. Week 10 is just about wrapped up, and we are looking ahead to Week 11 and the playoffs. If your fantasy football league’s trade deadline has not already passed, it is about to. The fantasy waiver wire can only help you so much at the juncture of the season.  Other than backup... Read More

3 years ago

Trade Deadline Tips: Players to Trade and Players to Trade For, Part 1

The NFL’s trade deadline came and went without much fanfare, but the trade deadline in your fantasy football league will probably not go by as quietly. The trade deadline in many fantasy leagues is around the corner, possibly as early as next week, so time is ticking if you are looking to make a blockbuster... Read More

3 years ago

Week 9 Roundup - Waiver Wire, Rankings, & Start/Sit Analysis

It's Week 9 RotoBallers! Fantasy football is an unpredictable game, but that's where we come in. Below you can find links to all the excellent articles written by RotoBaller staff in Week 9. Matchups analysis, rankings, last minute waiver wire ads, boom / bust candidates; it's all here for your reading pleasure. Editor's Note: New... Read More

3 years ago

Week 9 QB Pickups & Streamers: One-QB & Two-QB Leagues

RotoBallers, Welcome back. As always this column will aim to highlight Week 9 waiver wire adds for quarterbacks, players that you should consider targeting on your league's waiver wire. In recent years, the concept of streaming has become a popular one within fantasy football circles. Particularly with quarterbacks and defense/special teams, the idea of swapping players out every... Read More

3 years ago


By Mike Morbeck (originally posted to Flickr as Jay Cutler) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Favorable Upcoming Schedules: Matt Asiata, Jay Cutler and the New York Jets Defense

Sometimes a football player’s fantasy value can skyrocket due to his team’s schedule. Fantasy football owners like to take things one week at a time, which is understandable with all of the injuries, depth chart changes and soap opera storylines that happen during the course of the NFL season. But when acquiring players in trades... Read More

3 years ago

Matthew Stafford: The Good News and the Bad News

Matthew Stafford has never been an easy guy to figure out for fantasy football owners. Fantasy owners were not sure what to expect out of Stafford this season, his first without Calvin “Megatron” Johnson as his favorite target. Many fantasy experts, including yours truly, thought Stafford would struggle without having Johnson around to bail him out... Read More

3 years ago

Week 6 Roundup - Waiver Wire, Rankings, & Start/Sit Analysis

It's Week 6 Rotoballers! The pages on the calendar keep flying by and you need to stay ahead of the curve in order to survive these tumultuous fantasy football seasons. So down to business; which players should you add? Which should you buy low on? Which players should you get rid of before their mojos... Read More

3 years ago

Week 3 NFL Matchups Analysis (Part 2) - Start/Sit for Fantasy Football

What's up RotoBallers. Below you will find part two of our Week 3 NFL matchups & fantasy football start/sit analysis for the 2016 NFL football season. Ben Ruppert breaks down the second half of the Week 3 matchups to help you prepare your lineups to win this week. Be sure to also check out part... Read More

3 years ago

Week 1 NFL Monday Night Matchups: Fantasy Football Start/Sit Analysis

What's up RotoBallers. Below you will find our Week 1 NFL Monday Night matchups & fantasy football start/sit analysis for the 2016 NFL football season. Ben Ruppert breaks down the final portion of the Week 1 matchups to help you prepare your lineups to win this week. Be sure to also check out part one of this week's matchups analysis by... Read More

3 years ago


Week 1 Roundup - Waiver Wire, Rankings, & Start/Sit Analysis

The new season is here! It's a magical time where the entire league is tied and there are endless possibilities for how the season will turn out. Week 1 is upon us, and here is everything you need to kick you seasons off on the right foot. Our Week 1 Roundup is loaded with tips... Read More

3 years ago

Five Rookie Wide Receivers With Big Fantasy Football Potential

Over the last two seasons, wide receivers like Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, Odell Beckham Jr., Kelvin Benjamin, Amari Cooper and Stefon Diggs have all made big fantasy impacts in their rookie seasons. This year’s draft class should continue that trend. Whether it’s the result of a perfect fit or an overwhelming bundle of talent, several... Read More

3 years ago

Running Back Standouts From the 2015-2016 Season: David Johnson, Thomas Rawls and Doug Martin

The lifespan of a running back, on the field and in fantasy seems to get shorter every season. Simply look at the recent production of Eddie Lacy. Is he capable of resiliency and reestablishing himself as one of the game's best young backs? And then there's someone like Marshawn Lynch, who retired at 29 years old,... Read More

4 years ago

Ryan Fitzpatrick's Career Year Fell Short By One Day

Ryan Fitzpatrick certainly saved his worst for last. After 15 games worth remembering, a memorable season was headed towards the unfamiliar postseason for the New York Jets. However, Fitzpatrick, and the Green and White faithful have now done all they can to forget the final showdown of the 2015-2016 season. Coming of a nail biter... Read More

4 years ago

Wide Receiver Standouts of the 2015-2016 NFL Season

An abundance of wide receivers posted impressive numbers this past season. Some succeeded in their first season with a new team, others just took advantage of being the number one at their position. Some simply broke out, and have now been thrown into the conversation for the future, on the field and in fantasy. Here's a look... Read More

4 years ago


Mark Sanchez Traded To Broncos

The Broncos have acquired "The Sanchize" from the Eagles for a conditional draft pick. Denver's QB situation is very muddled at the moment with the retirement of Peyton Manning, and with Brock Osweiler being signed by Houston. The Broncos understand that they don't need a star QB with their elite defense, but they are frankly... Read More

4 years ago

Eagles Sending Kiko Alonso And Byron Maxwell To Dolphins

The Eagles are clearly moving on from the Chip Kelly era as they have dealt two of his big acquisitions from last season in Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell. Pending a physical, the Eagles are going to receive some currently undisclosed draft picks in exchange. The move helps the Miami D/ST in 2016, and it... Read More

4 years ago

Five Undervalued NL Starting Pitcher Targets for 2016 Drafts

The National League is simply loaded with elite pitching. You could miss out on most of the top ranked guys and still find yourself with an abundance of options heading into the middle rounds. Still, it's important to know what you're looking for when those later rounds approach and there are holes to fill at... Read More

4 years ago

College Basketball Rankings: Top 10 NCAA Teams in the Country (1/20/16)

There are plenty of polls for NCAA College Basketball Rankings - the Associated Press, ESPN, USA Today, to name a few. But none look at the top college basketball teams in the land from the perspective of the fantasy hoops player. So which CBB teams rate in the Top 10, according to fantasy metrics? Each... Read More

4 years ago

Week 17 Roundup - Waiver Wire, Rankings, & Start/Sit Analysis

It's Week 17 fellow Ballers. It's a sad time because for most the fantasy season is over. For those of you who continue in the heat of battle this week though, don't fret! We've still got your back for that final saga of your season long struggle, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated fashion. Below you... Read More

4 years ago


Maxx Williams a Desperation TE Play

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 10% Owned in Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Most fantasy owners and pundits probably assumed that Baltimore’s pass offense would go down the drain faster than your mother-in-law’s cold onion soup once Joe Flacco suffered his season-ending injury.  But journeymen backups Jimmy Clausen and Ryan Mallett have amazingly not allowed... Read More

4 years ago

Ol' Vance McDonald Helps Teams Not Buy the Farm

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 5% Owned in Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: McDonald has taken over as San Francisco’s starting tight end since Garrett Celek sprained an ankle and has quietly been solid.  In three of his last five games he has racked up 60-plus yards along with a touchdown, including this past Sunday... Read More

4 years ago

Zach Ertz the Target Monster

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 40% Owned in Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Ertz’s 2015 campaign was rockier than Rick Perry’s presidential campaign.  He went without a touchdown catch for the first 10 games and missed a week due to a concussion.  But at least Ertz’s 2015 is ending on a much higher note than... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Rankings for 2016 Fantasy Drafts

The Winter Meetings and all the action before it has been so fun to follow. How stacked is Arizona?! A rotation of Zack Greinke, Shelby Miller, Patrick Corbin, and Archie Bradley! That sounds lethal. I will say though that two trades stuck out in my mind as extreme overkill to get a solid player and that... Read More

4 years ago

Week 16 NFL Matchups, Sleepers & Start/Sit - RotoBaller Radio Podcast

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. This week is championship week for most of us lucky ones, so we focus on the fantasy football playoff matchups. RotoBaller Radio breaks down the full... Read More

4 years ago


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