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
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts

Week 3 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2022 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Dallas Cowboys Defense, Trevon Diggs - Fantasy Football Rankings, IDP Targets, Draft Sleepers

We're into Week 3 of the NFL season, and we're starting to see some defensive units stand out among the pack. However, it's still too early to fully give ourselves over to the data we're collecting for some of these teams. Are the Jaguars really this good? Are the Colts really this bad? Only time will tell, but it's best to exercise some caution when reacting to results that are so far outside of what we expected coming into the year. You can react to the Bills' defense being this good and the Raiders' defense being this bad though. We expected that.

We went just five for ten in our top-10 predictions from last week. I will admit that I did not see the Jaguars, Falcons, and Seahawks as potential top-10 units. I had moved the Jaguars up into the top-15 when Michael Pittman Jr. was ruled out, but they surprised me. I also didn't expect Kansas City to finish as a top-10 unit against the Chargers, and the Patriots just missed the top-10 against the Steelers, so while the overall results weren't great this week, I don't feel too bad about our process.

Last year I introduced my Best Overall Defense (BOD) rankings formula, and I'll be using it again this year. I'll give a quick overview of the formula below, followed by my general strategy for streaming defenses, and then my Week 3 fantasy football defense (DST) rankings. Good luck in Week 3 everyone!

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 NFL Series, MLB 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!

 

What is the BOD Ranking Formula?

The BOD (Best Overall Defense) formula takes into account my favorite stats for picking the right defenses (both positive and negative) and weighs them in a formula. You can view the RANKINGS AND COMPLETE LEADERBOARD of all the stats I use here. I tweaked the formula as the season went on last year, and I feel like it gives us a pretty good indicator of who has the best defenses for fantasy purposesIf you don't want to click that link, the formula is:

(Pressure Rate x 2) + (Sacks) + (QB Hurry Rate) + (Pass Break-Ups) + (%Drives ending in a Turnover x 2)

Minus

(Missed Tackles)+ (% Drives ending in a Score x 2) + (Yards per play)

It's important to clarify that the BOD rankings ARE NOT to be treated as weekly rankings. BOD is meant to tell us who the best fantasy defenses are, but depending on the matchup, they might be ranked differently in a given week. That's why we have this column where I will be breaking down my rankings for each week and an explanation of why I have the defenses ranked the way I do. The rankings will take into account their BOD ranking, opponent, injuries, weather, etc., but I hope my explanation will help make sense of each ranking.

Since this is Week 3, I encourage people not to use the BOD rankings too heavily because the stats have clearly not stabilized yet. Also, make sure to always check the link to my updated rankings as the week goes on. When we get injury news or troubling weather information, I will update the rankings accordingly.

 

Picking The Right Defenses To Pickup and Start

Just a quick recap of my general philosophy and what we discussed at length last year: when choosing a defense, you want to look for defenses that get consistent pressure and takeaways. Sacks and turnovers are more valuable for fantasy defense than preventing yardage and even, to a certain extent, preventing points. If a defense allows a stingy yards-per-play number, that's great and I'll cite some of those numbers below. However, they better also be able to get into the backfield or force turnovers or else it won't really matter in the long run.

Essentially, we need to move away from points against as being the most important factor in choosing a fantasy defense. In 2021, NFL offenses gained 343.6 yards per game and scored 23.0 points per game. While that's down from the 24.8 scored in 2020 (most likely because of the deep safety defenses), it's still the third-most in the Super Bowl era.

With offenses putting up video game numbers, it means that we can't continue to judge a defense solely by the number of points they allow or the number of yards they give up. Those numbers will naturally be higher than we're used to. Instead, we need to look for which offensive lines are truly weak points and which defenses will either be blitz-heavy or get consistent pressure with their pass rush. These are all incredibly important pieces of information in determining which defenses to play in any given week.

Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker, so remember to check back here during the week as I will make updates once we get more information on some of these injuries and also get a better sense of the weather for the game.

 

Season Record

9-11 correctly predicting top-10 defenses

I want to track how correctly I pick the top-10 this year, so I'll keep track below using FantasyPros total points. If anybody has other suggestions, let me know.

 

Week 3 Defenses To Start and Stream: Tiered Rankings

Confidence Ratings (out of 15) - Since every league's DST scoring is different, projections don't always make a ton of sense. The confidence rating is a guideline for how much more I like one team over another instead of just a point projection. This is the best way to see just how much I like one team over another. Not all one or two spot differences are the same.

A zero means "do not start," and then the confidence rises from there. Typically the top three tiers will be DSTs you should target, with Tier 4 being options in deep leagues.

 

Tier 1 Defenses - Fantasy Football Rankings for Week 3

At this point, we just have to put the Bills first, right? I mean, the Dolphins are not an easy matchup by any stretch of the imagination, and the Bills may be without starting cornerback Dane Jackson after a scary hit on Monday night. However, the Bills' defense has also been dominant against the Rams and Titans to start the season and if you have them, you absolutely have to start them. Will they finish number one? I'd say probably not, but I really can't think of a defense I'd feel comfortable starting over them right now.

The Cowboys rebounded from a subpar Week 1 with a dominant defensive performance in a Week 2 win over the Bengals. They are 2nd in the NFL in tackles for a loss and third in sacks through two games. They now face a Giants team that’s given up eight sacks in two games, and I still don't trust Daniel Jones to not make terrible throws. He got away with a few bad passes against the Panthers, but I think the Cowboys will make him pay for those this week. 

Why do people have the Bucs outside of the top-10 for Week 3? This is an elite defensive unit that leads the league with 10 sacks through two games. They’re also tied for 4th in turnovers forced and remain a top-tier run defense. So is the concern that they’re facing the Packers? Is this offense scary without Davante Adams? They’ve given up seven sacks in two games and they have no weapons on the outside that really scare me. I don’t see any reason to sit the Bucs defense here.

Coming into the season, we might have assumed that we need to sit defenses against the Broncos. However, Denver simply hasn't looked that inspiring on offense to start the year, and then they lost Jerry Jeudy to a clavicle injury against the Texans. The 49ers are 4th in the league in pressure rate, 3rd in tackles for a loss, and 2nd in drives that end in an opposing score. I think that makes them a relatively safe floor defense that has the pass rush to give you a potential ceiling here.

 

Tier 2 Defenses - Fantasy Football Rankings for Week 3

The Jaguars are a bit of a darling now after dominating the Colts, but I think the love is going a bit too far. The Colts are a flawed team, and the Jaguars lost to the Commanders in Week 1. This Chargers defense has seven sacks through two games and will easily be most talented defense the Jaguars have faced so far this season. Jacksonville is better than they were, and they have some exciting pieces, but I think this might be a come-back-to-earth game.

This is not the same Colts offensive line we've come to expect dominance from in the past. They've given up seven sacks in two games to the Texans and Jaguars. They are having real issues opening holes for Jonathan Taylor and protecting Matt Ryan. We also saw that this is not necessarily an offense that likes to open it up and throw. Yes, Michael Pittman Jr. was out, but Matt Ryan threw three bad interceptions in comeback mode against the Jags. What's going to happen when they try to keep up with this Chiefs offense? The Chiefs are an opportunistic defense that is 3rd in the NFL in pressure rate so far, so I expect them to be in Ryan's face a lot on Sunday.

This Ravens ranking is assuming that Marlon Humphrey is able to play on Sunday. The Ravens defense, when Humphrey was on the field, handled the Dolphins fairly well. When Humphrey got hurt and left the game, things went south in a hurry.

Those are pretty major differences. In fact, by the end of the game, the Ravens were down four of their top five cornerbacks. Now, Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins exploited the Ravens' secondary injuries like any good offense should, and hats off to them. But Mac Jones and DeVante Parker are not Tua and Tyreek Hill. If the Ravens can get Humphrey and some of their other corners back by Sunday, they should be able to handle the Patriots, but you need to keep an eye on the injury report.

This Steelers and Browns game features two defenses that can certainly be in your lineups this week; however, the discrepancy in fantasy rankings is confusing to me. How are the Browns the consensus number one defense right now? Did we not all just see what happened against the Jets?

Yes, I know it was a miracle comeback, but the Browns are currently bottom-third in QB pressure rate, are not really forcing turnovers, and are allowing far too many points. The Steelers have only allowed four sacks through two games, despite facing the Bengals and Patriots and are actually tied for 2nd-best in the league in offensive turnover rate. So they may be bad, but they're not really giving up tons of fantasy points.

The Rams were trending towards a solid performance against the Falcons, leading 28-3 in the third quarter before a Matthew Stafford interception and a blocked punt touchdown gave the Falcons life. However, it's also clear that this Rams team is not firing on all cylinders and Kyler Murray, despite being erratic, is still capable of making defenses pay for sloppiness. I think the Rams are playable, but this Cardinals offense isn't really a bad unit.

I have the same amount of confusion with the Eagles. This is a defense that gave up 35 points to the Lions and then went out and absolutely dominated the Vikings. Which version of this defense will show up against a solid Commanders offense? The Eagles are second to last in the NFL in QB pressure rate and have just three sacks in two games. Darius Slay was a one-man wrecking crew on Monday, but can that continue? I'm not 100% sure.

Tier 3 Defenses - Fantasy Football Rankings for Week 3

This is a big tier, but I'm confused by the vast majority of these defenses early in the season.

The Steelers defense has seven sacks and 14 pass break-ups in two games and is 4th in the league in turnover rate. Obviously, these are small sample sizes, but the defense remains solid, even without T.J. Watt, and this Browns offense is still just average with Jacoby Brisset at quarterback. I think this could be an ugly, grind-it-out slugfest that leads to a low score but not too many fantasy points for defenses through sacks and turnovers.

The Packers are ranked a bit too low by consensus for me considering the Bucs will be without Mike Evans (suspension), Chris Godwin (hamstring), and maybe Julio Jones (knee). Julio is the only one with even a chance to play, which would leave the Bucs with just Breshad Perriman and Russell Gage. Tom Brady has certainly made it work with less, but this Bucs offensive line is really banged up, and the Packers are 2nd in the NFL in QB pressure rate. If Brady doesn't have weapons to challenge them, they could dial up lots of pressure.

The Bengals are another team I'm surprised to see ranked so high. They just laid a major egg against Cooper Rush and a banged-up Cowboys offense and lost in Week 1 to Mitchell Trubisky. Yes, Joe Flacco is not a great quarterback, but he's thrown for 300 yards or multiple touchdowns in five straight starts, and the Jets have talented playmakers on that offense. This Bengals defense has just two sacks through the first two weeks and has forced one turnover. The Jets aren't just going to give them the ball.

I also see some people ranking the Saints in the top five. What have they done to deserve that? I was optimistic coming into the year, but they're last in the NFL in pressure rate, have one sack in two games, and have given up points on 34.6% of their drives. The Panthers have three turnovers and six sacks allowed through two games, so there is an avenue for some success against them, but they also have talented players on the offensive side of the ball, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see them also improve as the weeks go on. I think the Saints are playable this week, but they concern me. 

The Broncos are another team that has let us down so far this season with two uninspired performances. The 49ers are not as dynamic without Trey Lance, but Jimmy Garoppolo guided this team to the NFC Championship last year. He's a game manager who gets the ball into the hands of his playmakers, and George Kittle might be back for this game. I'm just not sure I can trust the Broncos - or many teams in this tier, frankly.

This tier ends with three defenses that are intriguing because of their matchup. The Bears lead the NFL in pressure rate and have 12 tackles for a loss in two games. They will bring pressure against Davis Mills and could force some turnovers, even though Mills has been pretty good with the ball, and the Texans have allowed six sacks in two games. On the other side of the ball, the Bears are playing uninspired football, and the Texans have kept both the Broncos and Colts in check, so they should easily be able to keep Justin Fields from going off against them.

Lastly, the Seahawks are 6th in the NFL in pressure rate and 3rd in tackles for a loss. They will be playing in front of their home crowd against a Falcons offense that doesn't seem to want to get the ball to their best player. It would not surprise me if the Seahawks broke into the top-12 this week.

 

Tier 4 Defenses - Fantasy Football Rankings for Week 3

Tier 5 Defenses - Fantasy Football Rankings for Week 3



Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy football app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, rankings, starts/sits & more. All free!




Win Big With RotoBaller

Be sure to also check out all of our other daily fantasy football articles and analysis to help you set those winning lineups, including this new RotoBaller YouTube video:

More Fantasy Football Analysis


Check out all of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings. Staff rankings are updated regularly for all positions and include standard formats, PPR scoring, tiered rankings and dynasty leagues.




LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts

ROTOBALLER PLAYER NEWS

Ke'Bryan Hayes7 hours ago

Has Lower Back Discomfort
Dane Dunning7 hours ago

Set To Undergo Hip Surgery, Out For Season
Freddie Freeman7 hours ago

Scratched Due To Illness
Brandon Lowe8 hours ago

Will Not Return This Season
J.K. Dobbins8 hours ago

To Make Season Debut In Week 3
Luis Castillo8 hours ago

Seattle Mariners Agree To Five-Year Extension With Luis Castillo
Luis Robert8 hours ago

Headed To IL, Done For Season
Josh Jacobs8 hours ago

To Travel To Tennessee
Shane Baz8 hours ago

To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
Brandon Nimmo12 hours ago

Not In The Lineup On Saturday
Freddy Peralta12 hours ago

Will Start Sunday Vs. Cincinnati
Nick Castellanos13 hours ago

Will Return To The Phillies Next Week
Minnesota Twins13 hours ago

Rocco Baldelli Will Remain With The Twins In 2023
Sheldon Neuse13 hours ago

Designated For Assignment
CJ McCollum13 hours ago

C.J. McCollum Signs Extension With Pelicans
Indiana Pacers13 hours ago

Langston Galloway Joins Pacers
Indiana Pacers13 hours ago

Norvel Pelle, Justin Anderson Get Training Camp Deals
Golden State Warriors14 hours ago

Andre Iguodala Returns To Warriors
Jake Odorizzi15 hours ago

Torched By Phillies Friday
Gerrit Cole15 hours ago

Gets Ejected Friday Against Red Sox
J.D. Martinez15 hours ago

Retreats To The Bench Saturday
Nathan Eovaldi15 hours ago

Allows Three Runs In Rehab Start
Spencer Strider15 hours ago

Braves Place Spencer Strider On The Injured List
Adolis García15 hours ago

X-Rays Come Back Negative On Adolis Garcia
Albert Pujols15 hours ago

Joins 700-Homer Club With Two Bombs
Nick Richards1 day ago

Has Impressed Hornets
Jalen Johnson1 day ago

To Get More Minutes
Bogdan Bogdanovic1 day ago

Won't Be Fully Ready For Training Camp
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander1 day ago

Could Miss Season Opener
Luguentz Dort1 day ago

Should Be Ready For Training Camp
Yadier Molina1 day ago

Out Again On Friday
Tyler Mahle1 day ago

Won't Pitch Again In 2022
Jerry Jeudy1 day ago

KJ Hamler Questionable For Week 3
Sammy Watkins1 day ago

Ruled Out For Sunday
Hunter Renfrow1 day ago

Ruled Out Against Titans
Gabe Davis1 day ago

Questionable For Week 3
George Kittle1 day ago

To Make Season Debut Sunday Night
Alvin Kamara1 day ago

Questionable To Play In Week 3
Chris Godwin1 day ago

Ruled Out Against Packers
Keenan Allen1 day ago

Questionable To Face Jaguars
Justin Herbert1 day ago

Officially Questionable For Week 3
Harrison Butker1 day ago

Out For Week 3
Indianapolis Colts1 day ago

Shaquille Leonard Ruled Out For Week 3
Michael Pittman Jr.1 day ago

Ready To Go For Week 3
James Conner2 days ago

To Be A Game-Time Decision Against Rams
Julio Jones2 days ago

Expected To Be Game-Time Decision In Week 3
Christian McCaffrey2 days ago

Off The Week 3 Injury Report
George Kittle2 days ago

Practices Again Thursday
J.K. Dobbins2 days ago

Practices In Full On Thursday
Dalton Schultz2 days ago

Doing "A Little More" Each Day
Keenan Allen2 days ago

Logs Limited Practice Session On Thursday
2 days ago

Patrick Kane Keen To Remain In Chicago
2 days ago

Nicklas Backstrom Believes He Can Play This Season
2 days ago

Nolan Patrick To Miss The Entire 2022-23 Season
2 days ago

Jake Muzzin Misses Start Of Training Camp
2 days ago

Nick Suzuki Out Of Action For A Couple Of Weeks
2 days ago

Gabriel Landeskog Will Miss The Start Of The Season
Kawhi Leonard2 days ago

Will Be Eased Into Action To Begin 2022-23
Kelly Olynyk2 days ago

Saben Lee Join Jazz Via Trade
James Wiseman2 days ago

Golden State Expresses Confidence In James Wiseman
Bojan Bogdanovic2 days ago

Detroit Lands Bojan Bogdanovic In Trade
Quinn Cook3 days ago

Formally Signs With Kings
Charlotte Hornets3 days ago

Dennis Smith Jr. Heading To Charlotte
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander3 days ago

To Miss At Least Two Weeks
Lonzo Ball3 days ago

Scheduled For A Knee Procedure
New York Knicks3 days ago

Knicks Sign Quinton Rose
3 days ago

Andrew Copp Misses Training Camp
3 days ago

Timothy Liljegren Out For At Least Six Weeks
3 days ago

Jason Robertson Misses Start Of Training Camp
3 days ago

Barrett Hayton Inks Two-Year Deal With Coyotes
3 days ago

Mike Smith Fails Physical, Heading To Long-Term Injured Reserve
4 days ago

Nils Lundkvist Traded To Stars
4 days ago

J.T. Miller Signs Long-Term In Vancouver
4 days ago

Tim Stutzle Staying With Ottawa Long-Term
4 days ago

Kirby Dach And Canadiens Sign Extension
COL4 days ago

Colorado Avalanche Sign Evan Rodrigues
4 days ago

Sean Durzi Signs Extension With Kings
Jae Crowder4 days ago

Suns Looking To Move Jae Crowder
Utah Jazz4 days ago

Cody Zeller Joins Jazz Roster
Phoenix Suns4 days ago

Frank Jackson Signs With Suns
ARI4 days ago

Keith Yandle Retires After 16 NHL Seasons
MON4 days ago

P.K. Subban Retires From The NHL
BOS4 days ago

Zdeno Chara Hangs Up His Skates
4 days ago

Ryan Ellis Still Not Ready For Action
Andre Fili6 days ago

Takes Split Decision In A Very Close Contest
MMA6 days ago

Song Yadong Falls Short In Main Event Due To Massive Cut
Cory Sandhagen6 days ago

Scores Impressive TKO Win
Chidi Njokuani6 days ago

Suffers TKO Loss Saturday
Gregory Rodrigues6 days ago

Earns TKO Victory On Saturday
Bill Algeo6 days ago

Suffers Close Split-Decision Loss
Alen Amedovski6 days ago

Drops Fourth Straight Fight
Joe Pyfer6 days ago

Impresses In UFC Debut With KO/TKO Win
Tanner Boser6 days ago

Drops A Split Decision Saturday
Rodrigo Nascimento6 days ago

Ferreira Secures Close Victory
Marc-Andre Barriault6 days ago

Takes Submission Loss
Anthony Hernandez6 days ago

Earns Another Submission Finish
1 week ago

Chase Elliott Has Subpar Qualifying Effort Friday
1 week ago

Kyle Busch On The Outside Looking In At Bristol
1 week ago

Tyler Reddick Under Heavy Stress At Bristol
1 week ago

William Byron On Cruise Control For Bristol
1 week ago

Joey Logano Begins 15th At Bristol Motor Speedway
NASCAR1 week ago

Bubba Wallace Looks To Keep On Rolling At Bristol
1 week ago

Ross Chastain Still Marked At Bristol
1 week ago

Brad Keselowski Rounds Out Top 10 At Bristol
1 week ago

Austin Cindric On The Bubble For Bristol
1 week ago

Christopher Bell Has Advanced In NASCAR Playoffs
1 week ago

Kevin Harvick Likely Needs Win To Stay In Playoffs
1 week ago

Ryan Blaney Has Work To Do At Bristol
1 week ago

Kyle Larson Excels At Leading Laps At Bristol
1 week ago

Denny Hamlin Wants To Win Saturday At Bristol
NASCAR1 week ago

Alex Bowman Fast Around Bristol Track Friday
NASCAR1 week ago

Chase Briscoe Starts Outside Row 1 At Bristol
NASCAR1 week ago

Aric Almirola Grabs Pole At Bristol
MMA1 week ago

Cory Sandhagen In Need Of A Rebound Win
MMA1 week ago

Song Yadong Looking For Fourth Straight Win
MMA1 week ago

Gregory Rodrigues Set For Saturday's Co-Main Event
MMA1 week ago

Chidi Njokuani Looking To Continue Middleweight Run
Bill Algeo1 week ago

Looking For Third Straight Victory
Andre Fili1 week ago

In Need Of A Win Saturday In Vegas
MMA1 week ago

Joe Pyfer Enters As DraftKings' Biggest Favorite Saturday
Alen Amedovski1 week ago

Looking To Climb Out Of Recent Hole
Rodrigo Nascimento1 week ago

Ferreira Looking For First Win In Two Years
2 weeks ago

Denny Hamlin Up For A Challenge At Kansas
2 weeks ago

Chase Elliott Begins Back Outside Top 20 Sunday
2 weeks ago

Kyle Busch Could Be Decent DFS Possibility Sunday
2 weeks ago

Daniel Suarez Bit Of A Wildcard At Kansas

RANKINGS

QB
RB
WR
TE
K
DEF
RANKINGS
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
OF
SP
RP

MORE RECENT ARTICLES

 
sandy alcantara fantasy baseball rankings starting pitchers draft sleepers

Starts & Sits for MLB Week 24 - All Starting Pitcher Matchups for Fantasy Baseball

Welcome back RotoBallers! Just two weeks remaining. If you're still reading this, you just have some really important start/sit decisions to make this week, and I'm here to attempt to help you in that quest. As always, we are here with our starting pitcher starts and sits series to help you set those winning lineups... Read More


Max Fried - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Draft Sleepers, MLB Injury News

Starts & Sits for MLB Week 25 - All Starting Pitcher Matchups for Fantasy Baseball

We made it to the end. Week 25 is the final 10 days of the season. I am pleased to bring you this chart one more time, and I appreciate all the readership and the feedback (good and bad). I have given a score to 4,860 probable starters this year (with some help from automation).... Read More


benched with bubba fantasy baseball podcast rotoballer

Bubba and Bat Flip 137 - Week 25 FAAB Recap - Benched with Bubba (Episode 508)

Bubba (@bdentrek) is joined by Bat Flip Crazy (@BatFlipCrazy). In tonight's episode, the guys will recap the Week 25 NFBC FAAB and ask a lot of listener questions. Be sure to subscribe to the Benched With Bubba Podcast, part of RotoBaller Radio's Podcast Network. Like and Subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and... Read More


Oscar Gonzalez - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire pickups

Points League Hitters: Waiver Wire Pickups for Fantasy Baseball - Week 25

Welcome to Week 25 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


hunter greene fantasy baseball rankings draft sleepers pitcher waiver wire

Two-Start Pitcher Streamers for Fantasy Baseball - Week 25

We have a bit of a weird situation here as the MLB regular season runs up through October 5, which is a Wednesday. Different leagues will handle this differently, but I imagine that the majority of leagues that aren't already finished will run the whole through that October 5 day. Because of these extra three... Read More


corey seager fantasy baseball rankings draft sleepers MLB injury news

Free MLB Betting Picks - Today's Best Bets, Expert Predictions, Odds (9/24/22)

Happy Saturday, RotoBallers, we're back for another day of MLB betting picks! Make sure you're following my Twitter, as I can't guarantee that I'll always be able to get the added plays written here in the article, but I will typically add whatever else I'm playing throughout the day. The entire RotoBaller team has been... Read More


DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/24/22): Today's Top MLB DFS Lineups

Today's MLB slates are split up as is the norm for September baseball. Half the guys I think will play will not, so you have to be as flexible as Gumby to play MLB DFS in September, but that also means that there is a lot of money out there should you dare to dive... Read More


MLB injuries fantasy baseball injury news updates stock

Daily MLB Injury Roundup for September 24th, 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 September 24th, 2022. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Fantasy Baseball Week 25 Injury News and Updates: Tyler Glasnow, Trevor Story, Frankie Montas, Spencer Strider, Starling Marte

September is coming to an end and so is the baseball season. At this point, fantasy players are either watching their teams win their leagues, finish in the money or just trying to end the season out of their league's cellar. Because pitchers have a 15-day IL and hitters have a 10-day IL, a lot... Read More


Gunnar Henderson - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, MLB Prospects, Draft Sleepers

Top Hitter Streamers and Starts for Fantasy Baseball - Week 25

This is it, the final week. We have one more week of fantasy baseball ahead of us. There is no more time for making wrong decisions, they must all be perfect from here on, if you're still playing the game - which I assume you are since I have your attention here. I quite enjoyed... Read More


Jhoan Duran fantasy baseball rankings closers saves draft sleepers waiver wire

Closers and Saves Waiver Wire Report for Fantasy Baseball - Week 24

Two weeks left, Closers and Saves Report readers. That's it! Two weeks until the regular season ends and a very irregular season known as the postseason begins! Most fantasy leagues are well into the playoffs at this point, with some already in the finals and some others already wrapped up. But there's still baseball to... Read More


corey seager fantasy baseball rankings draft sleepers MLB injury news

Free MLB Betting Picks - Today's Best Bets, Expert Predictions, Odds (9/23/22)

Happy Friday, RotoBallers, we're back for another weekend of MLB betting picks! Make sure you're following my Twitter, as I can't guarantee that I'll always be able to get the added plays written here in the article, but I will typically add whatever else I'm playing throughout the day. The entire RotoBaller team has been... Read More


giancarlo stanton fantasy baseball rankings draft sleepers mlb injury news

DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/23/22): Today's Top MLB DFS Lineups

After watching my Steelers lose to their division rival Cleveland Browns last night, I'm ready to focus on baseball and forget about football until Sunday. They didn't just lose, they were handled in the second half and the Browns are not even a very good football team, it looks like it's going to be a... Read More


MORE RECENT ARTICLES

 
Justin Herbert - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Is Justin Herbert Healthy Or Injured? Will Justin Herbert Play In Week 3?

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Not only is he a superstar, but the third-year man is arguably the best fantasy quarterback not named Josh Allen. However, the Los Angeles star suffered a rib injury in last week’s 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He... Read More


Kyle Pitts - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Bold Predictions for Fantasy Football Week 3 Include Kyle Pitts, Joe Burrow, Dameon Pierce

Week 3 is here and we're back with another edition of our fantasy football bold predictions. Today's list is going to include Kyle Pitts, Joe Burrow and Dameon Pierce. For those who are not familiar, each week of the NFL season we'll be providing some fun player predictions for fantasy football. While we wouldn't expect... Read More


Curtis Samuel - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

Who Should I Start? Fantasy Football Week 3 Lineup Decisions - Curtis Samuel, AJ Dillon, Drake London, Garrett Wilson, Breece Hall

Who Should I Start? Who Should I Sit? These are two of the most common questions each week for fantasy football managers, and we're here to help make your fantasy football lineup decisions. Compare up to four NFL players, and we tell you who to start. Who Should I Start for Week 3? PPR Half-PPR... Read More


Lamar Jackson - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Fantasy Football Start Em, Sit Em - Week 3 Matchups Analysis

Welcome back RotoBallers to our Week 3 matchups analysis and Start Em, Sit Em column for fantasy football. Week 2 was jam-packed with wild comebacks and unexpected fantasy heroes. Some of these will be one-hit wonders while others are here to stay. For those who are unfamiliar, each week we'll be analyzing every game from the... Read More


Justin Jefferson - Fantasy Football Rankings, DFS Lineup Picks, NFL Injury News

WR/CB Matchups to Target and Downgrade - Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of the WR/CB Matchup chart. As the year goes on, the PPGA metric will become more and more predictive. Results from a small sample like one or two weeks usually tell more about how talented a CB's opponent was rather than the difficulty of the matchup going forward. It is not... Read More


Tua Tagovailoa - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Fantasy Football Week 3 Include Dameon Pierce, Sterling Shepard, Allen Lazard

Every week, I share some of my favored choices and players to go with when dealing with challenging lineup decisions. These selections are based on my Premium Weekly Lineup Rankings, available as part of the RotoBaller NFL Premium Pass. Enter promo code KING at checkout for a discount and get access to my ranks in all formats, plus... Read More


jared goff fantasy football rankings NFL DFS lineup picks

High-Upside Bench Stashes: Weekend Waiver Wire for Week 3 Includes Jared Goff, Nelson Agholor, Sterling Shepard, Rachaad White

If you are 0-2 so far to start the fantasy season, don't panic. It's a long season. While having a solid draft is important for the success of your season, I would argue that being smart with your FAAB and waiver pickups, as well as starting the right players each week is just as important... Read More


Tom Brady - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Fantasy Football Week 3 Busts? Players Who May Disappoint: Tom Brady, Chase Edmonds, AJ Dillon, Terry McLaurin, DJ Moore

Welcome to Week 3 RotoBallers! The season is starting to ramp up, and it is crucial to start getting some wins under your belt to make the playoffs and win a fantasy championship. For those who have started 0-2, it is very important to set an optimal lineup this week as an 0-3 hole is... Read More


Garrett Wilson - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups - icon rotoballer

Wide Receiver Matchups to Target in Week 3: Curtis Samuel, Mack Hollins, Garrett Wilson

Last week was a big week for the Wide Receiver Matchups series, as there were quite a few hits. Greg Dortch had four receptions, 55 yards, and one touchdown against the Raiders. Christian Kirk had six receptions, 78 yards, and two touchdowns against the Colts. Amon-Ra St. Brown had a massive game against the Commanders... Read More


Joe Burrow - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News - icon rotoballer

NFL Survivor Pool Picks (Week 3) - Targets and Avoids

Comeback Sunday. The Jets, Dolphins, and Cardinals pulling off improbable wins. Other games going down to the wire. Through two weeks, 12 games have been decided by three or fewer, a record. As for survivor, both Ohio teams, the Browns and Bengals, knocked out about 20 percent of the entrants. About 75 percent of entrants... Read More


Dallas Cowboys Defense, Trevon Diggs - Fantasy Football Rankings, IDP Targets, Draft Sleepers

Week 3 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2022 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

We're into Week 3 of the NFL season, and we're starting to see some defensive units stand out among the pack. However, it's still too early to fully give ourselves over to the data we're collecting for some of these teams. Are the Jaguars really this good? Are the Colts really this bad? Only time... Read More


Chris Olave - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Week 3 FLEX Rankings for Fantasy Football: Chris Olave, Adam Thielen, Jarvis Landry, Jeff Wilson Jr., Michael Carter, Chase Edmonds

Trying to figure out your FLEX plays for this week's fantasy football lineups? Not to worry, we're here to help with our team's updated Week 3 fantasy football FLEX rankings, as of September 24th. Our goal is to help you set those winning lineups, so let's see where key FLEX options like Chris Olave, Adam... Read More


Ravens Defense - Fantasy Football DST Rankings, Draft Sleepers, IDP Targets

Week 3 Team Defense Rankings for Fantasy Football: Cowboys DST, Bengals DST, Ravens DST, Broncos DST, Chiefs DST, Packers DST

Every position and every point counts when setting optimal fantasy football lineups, especially team defenses. And as always we are here to guide your winning ways with our updated Week 3 fantasy football defense (D/ST) rankings, as of September 24th. Our goal is to help you set those winning lineups, so let's see where key... Read More


MORE RECENT ARTICLES

 

2022-23 Fantasy Basketball - Early ADP Analysis: Forwards (Part 3)

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who are overvalued while finding gems buried down the ADP leaderboard. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. The perfect steal can give you a magnificent advantage. Today, let's talk about some players whose ADPs makes little sense given their projections--for the good... Read More


2022-23 Fantasy Basketball - Early ADP Analysis: Forwards (Part 2)

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who are overvalued while finding gems buried down the ADP leaderboard. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. The perfect steal can give you a magnificent advantage. Today, let's talk about some players whose ADPs makes little sense given their projections--for the good... Read More


2022-23 Fantasy Basketball - Early ADP Analysis: Forwards (Part 1)

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who are overvalued while finding gems buried down the ADP leaderboard. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. The perfect steal can give you a magnificent advantage. Today, let's talk about some players whose ADPs makes little sense given their projections--for the good... Read More


2022-23 Fantasy Basketball - Early ADP Analysis: Guards (Part 3)

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who are overvalued while finding gems buried down the ADP leaderboard. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. The perfect steal can give you a magnificent advantage. Today, let's talk about some players whose ADPs makes little sense given their projections--for the good... Read More


2022-23 Fantasy Basketball - Early ADP Analysis: Guards (Part 2)

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who are overvalued while finding gems buried down the ADP leaderboard. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. The perfect steal can give you a magnificent advantage. Today, let's talk about some players whose ADPs makes little sense given their projections--for the good... Read More


2022-23 Fantasy Basketball - Early ADP Analysis: Guards (Part 1)

A key part of doing a fantasy draft is avoiding players who are overvalued while finding gems buried down the ADP leaderboard. The wrong pick can completely tank your season. The perfect steal can give you a magnificent advantage. Today, let's talk about some players whose ADPs makes little sense given their projections--for the good... Read More


Steph curry NBA dfs lineup picks daily fantasy basketball advice

Draft Room 101: Keys to Building a Contending Roster

Ask anybody that plays a fantasy sport what the best part of the season really is, and most of them will say it's the draft itself. Almost all of us know why too. Not unlike when you were a kid and got to be a captain for dodgeball on the playground, picking your own team... Read More


fantasy basketball offseason trades free agents NBA sleepers

Enough Already: Third-year Players To Give Up On In Fantasy Basketball

Not every player can set the world on fire as a rookie. Or as a second-year player. Sometimes, young players take time to develop. But other times, those struggles in years one and two can be signs that those players are on their way to washing out of the NBA. Below are five third-year NBA... Read More


2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Forgotten Players Worth Tracking (Part 3)

This is the thirdpart of the ongoing series about "forgotten" NBA players I decided to write this preseason to bring some names back to the fantasy basketball forefront. I wanted to bring some players whose names have already (or could soon) entered the "forgotten" realm in the NBA, so that's why I'm highlighting them in... Read More


NBA Draft: Second-Round Rooks to Watch Early

It's funny that every year at the NBA Draft, once the end of the guaranteed money and live appearances arrives at the end of the first round, everybody tunes out and refers to the 60th pick as "Mr. Irrelevant." That's not very accurate though, is it? Speaking historically, the title of "Mr. Irrelevant" could just... Read More


FanDuel DraftKings daily fantasy basketball

2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Forgotten Players Worth Tracking (Part 2)

This is the second part of the ongoing series about "forgotten" NBA players I decided to write this preseason to bring some names back to the fantasy basketball forefront. Whether it is because of injuries, because of a perceived lack of talent, or because of any other reason you can think of, some professional athletes... Read More


2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Forgotten Players Worth Tracking (Part 1)

Whether it is because of injuries, because of a perceived lack of talent, or because of any other reason you can think of, some professional athletes find themselves on the outside looking in at some point in their careers. They get forgotten, they become part of their sport's past, and they have to make a... Read More