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Wide Receiver VOS (Values Over Starter): 2019 Season In Context

Week 7 Deeper Sleepers: Time to Take Stefon Diggs Seriously

Welcome to our season-long segment at RotoBaller where we will be targeting players owned in 25% or less of Fleaflicker leagues. Last week resulted in mixed success for those that followed along. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ben Watson, and Minnesota D/ST were excellent plays, while Willie Snead had a mediocre game and DeVante Parker was invisible (again).... Read More

4 years ago

Holds Leagues: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 20

While holds are even tougher to predict than saves, the players we’ll highlight today include some elite setup men heading into Week 20 of the fantasy baseball season. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds that could be the difference between... Read More

4 years ago

Holds Leagues: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 19

While holds are even tougher to predict than saves, the players we’ll highlight today include some elite setup men. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds that could be the difference between winning or losing in your fantasy league. Editor’s Note:... Read More

4 years ago

Deep League Waiver Wire Additions: (Danks, Dyson, Tucker, Suarez, Realmuto, Venable, Upton Jr., Conger)

Welcome to the Deep/Very Deep waiver wire additions for Week 17. This is the first week that players from both the AL and the NL will be featured. This week, eight players with a Fleaflicker ownership under 10% will be discussed, and if you are a fantasy baseball manager in a deep league in need... Read More

4 years ago

Two-Start Pitcher Streamers & Sleepers for Week 17

Quality over quantity. Every fantasy owner knows this. But when looking at the starting pitcher free agent waiver wire for the coming week, ideally you’d like to have a guy that is going to be on the mound more than once. Most teams are going to have a couple of starters pitching twice in a week.... Read More

5 years ago


Holds Leagues: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 17

While holds are even tougher to predict than saves, the players we’ll highlight today include some elite setup men. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds that could be the difference between winning or losing in your fantasy league. Editor’s Note:... Read More

5 years ago

Deeper League Waiver Wire: AL Edition (Severino, Butler, Drew, Happ, Lowrie, De Aza)

Welcome to the AL edition of deep league waiver wire adds for week 15. The players in discussion this week are important because of their potential for bounce back second halves, slept-on impact statistics, and one high profile prospect call up. The All-Star break is a chance for new beginnings for both players, teams, and fantasy... Read More

5 years ago

Holds Leagues: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 13

While holds are even tougher to predict than saves, the players we’ll highlight today include some elite setup men. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds that could be the difference between winning or losing in your fantasy league. Editor’s Note:... Read More

5 years ago

Deeper League Waiver Wire: NL Edition (Wisler, Gray, Matz, Siegrist)

A flock of demotions and injuries - both of the serious and nagging variety - have given a clear path to the starting rotation to a lot of studly young pitchers in the National League this season. Plucking one of the aforementioned studs can give you a serious leg up in the competition for the... Read More

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Holds Leagues: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 12

While holds are even tougher to predict than saves, the players we’ll highlight today include some elite setup men. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds that could be the difference between winning or losing in your fantasy league. Here are... Read More

5 years ago


Holds Leagues: Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 9

While holds are even tougher to predict than saves, the players we’ll highlight today include some elite setup men. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds that could be the difference between winning or losing in your fantasy league. Based on... Read More

5 years ago

Deeper League Waiver Wire: NL Edition (Kang, Hill, Howard)

Welcome to another week of the deeper league waiver wire - National League edition. Hopefully, your teams are performing swimmingly. Just in case they aren't, I've got a few free agents for you to consider adding off the waiver wire, assuming they are still available in your leagues. We've got old names and new names -... Read More

5 years ago

Deeper League Waiver Wire: AL Edition (Morrison, Rosario, Hardy, Hamilton, Gibson)

Hey RotoBallers. Welcome to my Week 6 rundown of valuable waiver wire options for AL-Only fantasy baseball leagues. It’s always a challenge to stay ahead of the curve in deeper fantasy formats, so it is important to know which players are performing well now and which will play well all season long. Whether your team is... Read More

5 years ago

Holds Leagues: Waiver Wire Pickups For Week Five

While holds are even tougher to predict than saves, the players we’ll highlight today include some elite setup men. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds that could be the difference between winning or losing in your fantasy league. Based on... Read More

5 years ago

Deeper League Waiver Wire: NL Edition (Realmuto, Maxwell)

If you're having roster issues in your NL only league, well, you've come to the right place. If you aren't, then congratulations. This post can't really help you at the moment, but you're more than welcome to stay. Below you'll find our analysis on a couple waiver wire pickups for really deep or NL-only leagues,... Read More

5 years ago


Deeper League Waiver Wire: AL Edition (Giavotella, Saunders, Lobstein)

Hey RotoBallers. Welcome to my Week 4 rundown of valuable waiver wire options for AL-Only fantasy baseball leagues. It’s always a challenge to stay ahead of the curve in deeper fantasy formats, so it is important to know which players are performing well now and which will play well all season long. Whether your team is... Read More

5 years ago

Holds Leagues: Waiver Wire Pickups For Week Four

While holds are even tougher to predict than saves, the players we’ll highlight today include some elite setup men. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds that could be the difference between winning or losing in your fantasy league. Based on... Read More

5 years ago

Deeper League Waiver Wire: NL Edition (Plawecki, Lagares, Flores)

I promise this was unintentional, but this week's deeper league waiver wire for the National League is Mets themed. As in, all three players I suggest scooping up play their home games in Queens. A year ago - or any of the last five seasons, even - I would have laughed just at the idea... Read More

5 years ago

Deeper League Waiver Wire: AL Edition (Flaherty, Young, O'Day)

Hey RotoBallers. Welcome to my Week 3 rundown of valuable waiver wire options for AL-Only fantasy baseball leagues. It's always a challenge to stay ahead of the curve in deeper fantasy formats, so it is important to know which players are performing well. Whether your team is dealing with injuries or lack of production, here are... Read More

5 years ago

Deeper League Waiver Wire: NL Edition (Ottavino, DeSclafani, Haren)

In last week's Deeper League NL Waiver Wire, I talked about a few batters that should see pretty consistent at-bats in the coming months. This week, I'm flipping gears to help you find a few "quality" pitchers that should amass a good number of starts, or, at the very least, be called upon from the... Read More

5 years ago


Holds Leagues: Waiver Wire Pickups For Week Three

While holds are even tougher to predict than saves, the players we’ll highlight today include some elite setup men. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds that could be the difference between winning or losing in your fantasy league. Based on... Read More

5 years ago

Deeper League Waiver Wire: AL Edition (Canha, Marisnick, Milone)

  Hey RotoBallers. The first week of the baseball season is in the books. Here is my week 2 rundown of valuable waiver wire options for AL-only fantasy leagues. The pickings can be pretty slim in deeper fantasy formats, so it's important to know which players are performing well. Whether your team is dealing with... Read More

5 years ago

Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds: Week 2

The first week of baseball has come and gone. Hopefully you haven’t blown up your team already, but if you have you’re going to love this article! In all seriousness, the beginning of the fantasy season is a key time frame for wise owners, as now is the time to strike on those free agent gems.... Read More

5 years ago

Holds Leagues: Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds For Week 2

While holds are even tougher to predict than saves, the players we'll highlight today include some elite setup men. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds that could be the difference between winning or losing in your fantasy league. Based on... Read More

5 years ago

Deeper League Waiver Wire: NL Edition (Herrera, Peterson, Lamb)

Here we are, just a few short days into the season. The injury bug has already bitten and the hot stove has decided to burn past winter's end (see: Kimbrel, Craig). It's exciting stuff, so long as none of it has decimated your roster. You may have a few slots to fill already. That's okay.... Read More

5 years ago


Catcher Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 1

  And So It Begins... The wait is over, the 2015 fantasy baseball season is officially up and running. Not exactly confident in the catcher you drafted? Looking for a reliable backup? RotoBaller has got you covered with analysis on three catchers who may be free agents in your league who you can target off the... Read More

5 years ago

Holds Leagues: Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds for Week 1

While the holds statistic is even harder to predict than saves for closers, the players we highlight today feature some elite setup men. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these following relief pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds that could be the difference between winning or losing in your... Read More

5 years ago

NL Only Deeper Draft Sleepers: Winter Hibernation Ends

The term sleeper is overused and commonly confused in fantasy sports. Too many people confuse the concept of a player being undervalued (i.e. a player getting drafted in the seventh round that is going to return fifth round value) versus a player being a true sleeper. When I think sleeper, I think Rip Van Winkle.... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 19 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Deep Sleepers

Now in Week 19 of the 2014-15 NBA season, the waiver wire is a crucial part of the weekly/daily routine of fantasy basketball managers. The following group of players are not of the typical standard-league variety, but rather options for those participating in deeper formats. Unless you have the roster space to stash one of... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 18 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Deep Sleepers

Now in Week 18 of the 2014-15 NBA season, the waiver wire is a crucial part of the weekly/daily routine of fantasy basketball managers. The following group of players are not of the typical standard-league variety, but rather options for those participating in deeper formats. Unless you have the roster space to stash one of... Read More

5 years ago


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