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Marlon Mack (RB, IND) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

Week 5 NFL Recap: Injuries, Breakout Performers & Game by Game Analysis

Fantasy aside, the fifth week of NFL action featured some entertaining match-ups that should make us all appreciate the game of football in general. I say that as both a real-life football fan and as someone who got absolutely destroyed in almost every fantasy league this week. Nevertheless, this isn’t all about me so let’s... Read More

4 years ago

Week 5 Roundup: Waiver Wire, Rankings, & Start/Sit Analysis

We're a quarter of the way through the season! Week 5 is here and as such, here is our Week 5 Roundup which is loaded with tips and rankings to help you all put your best lineups out there. Below you can find links to all the excellent articles written by RotoBaller staff in Week... Read More

4 years ago

Week 5 Running Back Depth Charts for Fantasy Football

Week 4 is in the books and trends are starting to emerge in the NFL. The league's running back situation is surprising to say the least. Four of the top-10 fantasy RBs were assumed to be backups at the beginning of the year. Heck, some of them are still backups capitalizing on injuries in their... Read More

4 years ago

RotoBaller Radio Podcast: NFL Week 5 DFS Preview & Matchup Sleepers

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, RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph (@RealTalkRaph) will be talking all things DFS and fantasy football to give you an edge on sites like... Read More

4 years ago

Scramble to Add Michael Vick in Week 5

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ or 2QB Leagues OWNED IN: 19% percent of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Vick’s first start with the Steelers wasn’t pretty, but I didn’t expect much. Being thrust into the starting role on a short week is incredibly tough. Especially so for Vick, who wasn’t signed until the end of August. Now he... Read More

4 years ago


Alex Smith (QB, KC) Is a Strong Play Against Bumbling Bears

BALLER MOVE:  Add as Injury or Bye Week Replacement OWNED IN: 38% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: It hasn’t been pretty, but aside from a matchup with the very elite Broncos defense, Alex Smith continues delivering solid fantasy performances. This past week he didn’t even score a touchdown, but in typical Alex Smith fashion he didn’t... Read More

4 years ago

Week 5 Kicker (K) Streamers and Starts: 2015 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

It's Week 5 RotoBallers and we're obsessing over place kickers again! Yes, that’s right – kickers. After all, points are points, and even though kickers are very difficult to predict for fantasy points week to week, having the right one in your Week 5 lineup could be a difference maker. We're here to give you that life... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Rankings for Fantasy (Week Eight)

I feel like I need to clarify a name that can be found later on this list, each week that I do this Fantasy Prospects Power Rankings series. That would be Jameson Taillon. Taillon has yet to throw a pitch at any professional level since early 2014 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Prior to... Read More

5 years ago

Jean Segura Expected Back Tuesday After Hit In Head Sunday

Jean Segura (head) is expected to return to the Brewers' lineup on Tuesday after he was beaned in the head during an at-bat on Sunday, according to MLB.com. Luckily for the 25 year-old, he only had to miss one game. Segura left Sunday’s matchup against the Chicago Cubs after a fastball by Pedro Strop connected... Read More

5 years ago

Anthony Rendon Shut Down Again After MRI

Anthony Rendon will be shut down once again as an MRI revealed a left oblique strain. The all-star caliber third baseman for the Washington Nationals was on his way back until he suffered a new injury to go with his laboring knee injury that has not allowed him to play a game this season, according... Read More

5 years ago


Video: Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 5

  Every Sunday night, RotoBaller co-founder Real Talk Raph and MLB /NBA writer and contributor Sam Nedimyer break down the top 10 waiver wire pickups for the upcoming week of the fantasy baseball season. Be sure to download our free waiver wire app in the iTunes store, read our daily updating waiver wire list and check out... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 5 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Guards

Here we are coming up on the second month of the NBA season already, and each week this is the place to check if you are scouring your fantasy basketball waiver wire in search of potential sleepers at either of the guard positions. Before we check out some guys you should consider adding this week,... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 5 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Forwards

Now a few weeks into the 2014-15 NBA season, the waiver wire has taken its typical place in the weekly/daily routine of fantasy basketball managers. 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. Position Eligibility & Ownership Rate... Read More

5 years ago

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Week 5 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: NBA Centers

Now a few weeks into the 2014-15 NBA season, the waiver wire has taken its typical place in the weekly/daily routine of fantasy basketball managers. The following centers, whether of the “sleeper” variety or just cashing in temporarily on an unforeseen opportunity, almost certainly deserve attention across the various formats. Position Eligibility & Ownership Rate... Read More

5 years ago

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Digging Deep: Waiver Wire Sleeper Pickups For Week 5

  Into the Deep: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 5 Interesting options available in the Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups this week.  With the injury bug taking its toll throughout the MLB, look hard at these five players before making a move. All ownership %'s from Yahoo!   Robbie Ross (SP, TEX) - 13% Owned Ross has... Read More

6 years ago


Top 4 Two-Start (SP) Streaming Options: Week 5 Waiver Wire

This will be a season-long, weekly piece on under-the-radar, two-start pitchers whom you should consider picking up for the following week of play.  In weekly leagues, we know your attention turns to the next week as soon as lineups lock on Monday – this post will always be published well enough in advance to give you... Read More

6 years ago

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Top 5 Hitter Streamers For Week 5: Waiver Wire Targets

It's once again time for what I know has become one of your favorite parts of the week: my latest position player streamer article. Some of these players can be sleepers off the waiver wire, depending on your league format and depth, including AL-Only and NL-Only leagues. As always, each player mentioned will have an... Read More

6 years ago

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2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers – Jo Adell

The most coveted type of player in fantasy baseball is the batter who can hit home runs, steal bases and hit for contact. Stolen bases are harder to find, as more big-league teams are opting to take a cautious approach to baserunning. Additionally, batting average has declined because hitters are striking out more often, as... Read More


ADP Cost Analysis - Gleyber Torres vs. Corey Seager

Fantasy baseball players acquire draft position through osmosis. The more drafts that take place, the larger sample we gain of how owners of all experience levels feel about someone. Granted, inexperienced players often rely on rankings from experts, which goes to form ADP into something resembling common rankings, but the outcome is unimpeachable, collected data... Read More


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With fantasy baseball draft season in full swing, those of us who partake in this joyous game are now looking through as much draft data as possible in a bid to find players we love who have lower average draft positions (ADP) than we believe they should. All this to eke out as much draft... Read More


2020 Regression Candidates: Breakout Outfielders

Every season in MLB you can count on the fact that you will have breakout performances from players. Sometimes these breakout performances can be seen coming a mile away and sometimes they catch you entirely by surprise. Regardless of which type of breakout we see, you will almost always have to pay up for that... Read More


Bases Loaded Podcast - Quality Start Episode 1

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2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers - Adrian Houser

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Taking Out the Trash: Pitchers Who Should Junk Their Worst Pitch

Pitch mix changes can make or break a player’s season. That obviously goes for fantasy value as well as real-life. We've already seen how throwing an effective pitch more often could make a huge improvement a la Patrick Corbin. Sometimes pitchers just need to eliminate a pitch to see their numbers improve. Consider the following: Mitch... Read More


ADP Showdown – Trevor Story vs. Trea Turner

Pitchers and catchers have officially reported and position player workouts are getting underway, which means baseball season is officially upon us! Maybe you haven’t started prepping for your drafts, but fortunately for you, there have already been plenty of drafts, which means that fantasy players out there have already started dealing with tough draft position... Read More


Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball: Pitcher Statcast

Statcast metrics such as Barrels and Brls/BBE are great ways to evaluate a batter's performance, so it is only natural to assume that the metrics would be predictive for pitchers as well. As much as batters want to hit a Barrel every time, pitchers want to avoid them at all costs. Yet there is evidence... Read More


2020 Fantasy Baseball Staff Rankings

Below you will find RotoBaller's 2020 fantasy baseball rankings, tiers and auction dollar values for the 2020 MLB season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Mixed, Head-to-Head, Points, AL/NL Only, Two-Catcher Top 2020 prospects, Dynasty leagues, Keeper values Export the rankings easily... Read More


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Finding Combo-Player Values Using Z-Scores and ATC Projections

Towards the end of last season, I asked the question – “Draft Speed or Pound the Power?” Loaded in this seemingly simple query are two contradictory approaches – one for power and one for speed. Power Approach 1: Home run totals are dramatically up in baseball these days. Therefore, there are many power bats available... Read More


ADP Showdown - Whit Merrifield vs Austin Meadows

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2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Third Base

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Dynasty Price Check - Adam Thielen

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