The Waiver Wire 11/16

Posted November 17, 2021

Welcome to Week 11, everybody.  I hope you’re having a great season.  Yours truly is having a lot of injury problems but all of my squads still have a pulse so I’m grinding away and hoping my luck changes a little. The injury bug is everywhere and there are a few things to hit before…

The Waiver Wire 11/9

Posted November 10, 2021

I got a late start tonight but I wanted to drop some thoughts on this week’s options. With all the Covid stuff moving faster than the media can keep up, it’s wise to not overbid on players who we are targeting for bye week usage only. Don’t get me wrong, there are times to unload…

The Waiver Wire 11/2

Posted November 3, 2021

2021, why do you hate us so? What can we even say at this point? The major injuries continue to mount as well as the Covid absences, and, when you throw in the bye weeks, it can be tough to field a good deep in deeper leagues. I’m having some issues in some of my…

The Waiver Wire 10/26

Posted October 26, 2021

Woof! That was one ugly week. I won games I had no business winning and lost one that I thought I had in the bag. I bet a lot of you all had similar craziness.  It was a topsy turvy kind of Week 7—largely due to the byes and injuries.  The big story this week…

The Waiver Wire 10/19

Posted October 20, 2021

As is often the case at this time of the year, it’s all about injuries. This is a tough week for us grinders. So many of my teams are disasters because the injuries have mounted so high and I am out of IR spots. I have some tough choices with cuts and such. I’m sure…

The Waiver Wire 10/12

Posted October 13, 2021

Welcome to Week 6, folks! Week 5 was a rough one for yours truly. I was crushing on DK for a while until Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones went down, breaking about 80 percent of my good lineups. It was great seeing Devonte Booker going off in Saquon’s place (sarcasm.)  This game can be harsh…

The Waiver Wire 10/5

Posted October 6, 2021

Welcome to the Week Five Waiver Wire. Once again, I thank you all for the continued patience and support. This is the last week where my schedule is crazy. I will be back in the proverbial saddle for Week 6, and I honestly cannot wait.  Tonight’s wire was written in a single pass and posted…

The Waiver Wire 9/28

Posted September 28, 2021

Hey look, it’s a Waiver Wire! Yup.  Going old school today.   As I said on the pod, I’m putting out a quick waiver wire in place of The Rotobahn, which will pop up later in the week. I’ll be back later tonight (around 9pm) with a few more ideas for deep leagues, so feel…

The Rotobahn Week 3 (part two)

Posted September 24, 2021

Welcome back to the Rotobahn!  This is installment number two for the current week and I’ll actually be dropping a part three on Saturday.  Hey, what can I tell ya, I have a lot to say! That’s one of the benefits of this format. I can release what I have when I have it and…

The Rotobahn Week 3 (part one)

Posted September 21, 2021

Welcome to Week Three! The Rotobahn is back, and it’s got a lot in store for you as we gear up for the third stanza of the fantasy season. This two-part weekly article is still evolving and will continue to evolve every week. This is something I’ll get into more when I have some free time,…

The Rotobahn Week Two (part two)

Posted September 18, 2021

In Part 2 of this week’s Rotobahn, I have some trade market ideas to share plus some random thoughts on Week 1. I’ll be including trade targets in each installment of the 2021 Rotobahn, though some weeks will almost certainly be meatier than others. By the way, if you missed Part 1, you can read it…

The Rotobahn Week Two (part one)

Posted September 14, 2021

Welcome home, Rotobahners! Week 1 of the 2021 fantasy season is in the books and we are now gearing up for Week 2. You’ll notice that this year’s content is different at Rotobahn and I’ll be talking about that at length on the podcast. For now, let’s focus on the tasks at hand. This article…

The Rotobahn 500

Posted September 4, 2021

Welcome to the 2021 version of The Rotobahn 500! My apologies to those who had to draft using Version 1.0, but it’s been a crazy summer, and August was just as nuts as July. This article would have been out a few days ago, but the flood from Hurricane Ida was real, and that set…

The Rotobahn 500 (Version 1.0)

Posted August 20, 2021

Every year around this time, I release this…monster of an article.  It’s more than an article, really, because this content lives and breaths.  The 500 will be updated frequently, up until the re-drafting stops in September.  In fact, it will see major updates every day for the next week.  The Rotobahn 500 is designed so…

Anatomy of a Fish Bowl Draft

Posted July 20, 2021

Was this podcast an excuse to use Garage Band?  Sure, but I tried to expose as much of my in-draft thought process as I could. Let me know if you enjoyed that part of it, and I will do some more as I do more drafts in the coming weeks. In this pod, I walk…

Pre Draft Rookie Rankings

Posted April 29, 2021

Welcome back, y’all! It’s been too long.  Today I present you with the top 100 prospects as we head into the draft.  The ranks are not particularly tight once we get up around 70 overall, but I figured what the heck.  Top 100 is more fun. These ranks will get shaken up plenty by the…

Offseason Podcast #2

Posted February 19, 2021

It’s time for Offseason Podcast Number Two. Today I get into a breakdown of incoming rookie Zach Wilson.  Will he be a Jet?  It sure seems like a possibility.  I’m not sold on him over Josh Fields just yet.  This is an internal debate that’s going to keep me up at night.  It’s a compelling…

Offseason Podcast #1

Posted January 28, 2021

I hope you are all enjoying your offseasons and getting to know your family and friends again.  Today I present you with Offseason Podcast #1.  There will be others–including a lot of rookie content and whisky pods.  The really fun one will be where we combine the two. For today’s pod, I have listed the…

TE Ranks Week 17

Posted January 2, 2021

Welcome to the Week 17 Tight End Rankings! If you are playing in a bowl game this week, take that blanking thing down! It’s not a hard week if you are still playing seasonal.  There are plenty of guys available on wires if you’re in a jam. According to a poll I posted on Twitter…

WR Rankings Week 17

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Welcome to the Week 17 Wide Receiver Rankings. These receivers might be the end of me.  Kidding.  Kidding.  I knew what I was getting into when I started this week’s work.  The thing with Week 17, is that you are never done, especially with Covid knocking over apple carts everywhere. It’s a week to gather…

RB Rankings Week 17

Posted January 1, 2021

Welcome to the Week 17 Running Back Rankings. We have a few live ball situations that you need to stay on top of.  The Kamara situation (positive Covid test) is huge in so many ways, but for this article, we’re looking at DFS and Week 17 seasonal fantasy value.  As I type this, Kamara looks…

QB Rankings Week 17

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Welcome to the Week 17 QB Rankings! From the amount of questions I am getting this week, I think very, very few of you are still playing.  That’s awesome.  Nobody should have a championship decided on Week 17.  And again, if anybody out there needs a little help, hit me up on Twitter.  Happy to…

The Waiver Wire 12/29

Posted December 29, 2020

Welcome to the Week 17 Waiver Wire! Hey all, I’m back!  As I feared, we got smoked by the storm on Christmas Eve and the Davidson household was in a bit of a tailspin.  The holiday was fine.  We had presents to open and the kids were both pleased.  That is, until they couldn’t set…

TE Rankings Week 16

Posted December 25, 2020

Welcome to the Week 16 Tight End Rankings and congrats on getting this far! As I said with the other positions, I’m getting these ranks up early before the storm hits my area.  Hopefully my power stays on and I can do some work on the rankings tomorrow, but rest assured that the rankings themselves…

RB Rankings Week 16

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Welcome to the Week 16 Running Back Rankings and props for making it this far! Like with the receivers, it’s pretty thin at RB this week.  The injury bug has hit Cam Akers, Raheem Mostert, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Ronald Jones–if you count his Covid not being gone.  Throw those guys on top of all the…

WR Rankings Week 16

Posted December 24, 2020

Welcome to the Week 16 Wide Receiver Rankings and your league’s bowl game! As I mentioned with the quarterbacks, I’m rushing to get the rankings out before this storm hits.  I’ll do my best to add some key info with the blurbs on Saturday, but getting the ranks right is the big thing this week….

QB Rankings Week 16

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Welcome to the Week 16 Quarterback Rankings and welcome to the (insert league name here) Bowl! So what would a Week 16 be in the year of the Covid without some drama.  Some extreme weather is coming our way at Rotobahn Headquarters and tomorrow is Christmas in the Davidson household and some of yours as…

The Waiver Wire 12/22

Posted December 22, 2020

Welcome to the Week 16 Waiver Wire! Feels good, right?  There aren’t many things in fantasy that feel quite as good as making the bowl game.  The one thing better is winning it, and that’s why you are here. Congratulations. Week 16, like 14 and 15, is sort of a game theory waiver wire experience. …

TE Rankings Week 15 (updated Saturday)

Posted December 18, 2020

Welcome to the Week 15 Tight End Rankings and the semifinals! The tight ends seem to have less drama than the receivers and running backs this week, which is nice. There is some question as to Mike Gesicki’s availability and I’ll update him on Saturday.  There’s also, seemingly, a shot that George Kittle returns soon. …

WR Rankings Week 15 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 15 Wide Receiver Rankings and the semifinals! This is the time of year where the sweats really kick in. I know it’s tough to get your mind clear at this stage of the game, so I’ll do my best to grind these down so they are tight for the Saturday update. …

RB Rankings Week 15 (updated Sunday)

Posted December 17, 2020

Welcome to the Week 15 Running Back Rankings! I spent too much time working on these Week 15 backs–like four hours just today, and I still need to do more digging.  It had to be done, but it’s going to cost me when I post the receivers.  I will add more skinnys/blurbs to all of…

QB Rankings Week 15 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 15 Quarterback Rankings and welcome to the Semifinals! It’s a white-knuckle kind of week, so err on the side of preparation and information, not starring forever and then guessing.  Think too long and you’ll end up thinking wrong.  Get your info together, make a call, and live with it.  That’s the…

The Waiver Wire 12/15

Posted December 15, 2020

Welcome to the Week 15 Waiver Wire! And then…there were four. Unless you play in a really wild league, like the Fish Bowl (over 1,000 teams) or Capitalist Pigs (56 teams), you are now in your league’s final four.  It’s a great feeling–especially if you play a small number of leagues.  We always want to…

TE Rankings Week 14 (updated Sunday)

Posted December 11, 2020

Welcome to the Week 14 Tight End Rankings! I’ll be working on these rankings a lot over the next few days because there are a lot of interrelations to consider with some receivers who could sit and change the potential workloads for some of these tight ends.   There really aren’t any playable tight end…

WR Rankings Week 14 (updated Sunday)

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Welcome to the Week 14 Wide Receiver Rankings! The receivers are not our problem this week.  Not in a macro sense.  I mean I’m sure some of us have issues, like my “AJ Brown problem.”  I have him in two leagues where I don’t think I win without him.  His ankle looks like it could…

RB Rankings Week 14 (updated Sunday)

Posted December 10, 2020

Welcome to the Week 14 Running Back Rankings! Welcome back my friends to the show that (hopefully) never ends.  Well, not for a few more weeks anyway.  There’s nothing quite like the fantasy playoffs and I know, for some folks, this may be a special time.  Maybe you’ve had bad luck the last few years…

QB Rankings Week 14 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 14 Quarterback Rankings! In the words of Frank Zappa, “yes indeed, here we are.” It’s win-or-go-home for everybody making lineup choices this week, and if you think I don’t understand the stress, you’d be wrong.  It’s tough this year with Covid and injuries and so much flux that often comes out…

The Waiver Wire 12/8

Posted December 8, 2020

Welcome to the Week 14 Waiver Wire! Congratulations! You made it! Nobody, or at least few people, read the waiver wire once they’ve been eliminated, so congrats on having a 2020 playoff run.  In a year of badness, you’ve done something good. Let’s see if we can bring home the hardware and or cash, shall…

TE Rankings Week 13 (updated Saturday)

Posted December 5, 2020

Welcome to the Week 13 Tight End Rankings! It’s win-and-in time for a lot of folks and I’m doing my best to keep the rankings tight.  I’ll update tomorrow as always though I do not anticipate any major shifts. So, at this point, there are people who will be starting Travis Kelce this weekend, and…

WR Rankings Week 13 (updated Saturday)

Posted December 4, 2020

Welcome to the Week 13 Wide Receiver Rankings! We’re coming down to the regular season wire.  Hopefully all of you reading this will be reading next week’s waiver wire–getting ready for the playoffs.  And hopefully you’ll be stacking players for Week 15 rather than week 14! I’ve put in some time on these rankings.  Sorry…

RB Rankings Week 13 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 13 Running Back Rankings! Folks, it’s white knuckle nail-biter time.  May all your teams make it over the playoff line. We’ve seen the RB position become more and more top-heavy over the last month.  Week 13 feels like a punctuation mark on that trend.  After the first handful of options, things…

QB Rankings Week 13 (updated Saturday)

Posted December 3, 2020

Welcome to the Week 13 Quarterback Rankings! Week 13 always has some high drama though I think I have only a single win-and-in situation.  Most of my squads have played themselves into extremely good situations or extremely bad ones.  Not a whole lot of middle ground. Hopefully you all have things locked up too.  If…

The Waiver Wire 12/1

Posted December 1, 2020

Welcome to the Week 13 Waiver Wire! Last week I said. “It’s crazy out there, y’all.” It still is.  As I write this week’s wire, Week 12 is still ongoing.  This is the state of things in the NFL.  It appears that the Ravens/Steelers game will be played tomorrow afternoon.  This means that the Ravens…

TE Rankings Week 12 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 26, 2020

Welcome to the Week 12 Tight End Rankings! Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all get a change to unwind and recharge.  I sure as heck know that’s what I’m going to do. Start Travis Kelce again! Nah, just kidding.  I mean start him, but we actually have some other options this week, and they don’t…

RB Rankings Week 12 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 12 Running Back Rankings! Happy Thanksgiving! Buckle up, folks.  The running back pool is a river of mediocrity flowing into an ocean of despair.  It’s rough out there. Christian McCaffrey will not be seen until the fantasy playoffs and that’s most likely if he’s been traded to a team that didn’t…

WR Rankings Week 12 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 12 Wide Receiver Rankings! Happy Thanksgiving! I’m up late on Wednesday night trying to get some kind of rankings out there but it’s not easy with so little practice/injury information.  So what you’ll find is that some players are unranked because they were out last week and there is no sign…

QB Rankings Week 12 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 12 Quarterback Rankings! Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all of you find a way to be with family while also keeping you and your peeps safe.  The Covid is out of control and it’s starting to have a deeper effect on the NFL.  The league has been pretty cavalier and to date,…

The Waiver Wire 11/24

Posted November 24, 2020

Welcome to the Week 12 Waiver Wire! It’s crazy out there, y’all.  The Thanksgiving slate is in Covid jeopardy with the Ravens suffering a huge outbreak.  Could they be moved to Sunday or Monday or Tuesday?  At the time I’m writing this, we don’t know, but it has a big effect on tonight’s bids because…

TE Rankings Week 11 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 20, 2020

Welcome to the Week 11 Tight End Rankings! Start Travis Kelce! After that, my tight end advice is less than fun.  At this point, I’ll settle for reasonably accurate and sensical. In seasonal, the good news is that, unless you’re going up against Kelce, you have a puncher’s chance at outscoring your opponent. In DFS,…

WR Rankings Week 11 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 19, 2020

Welcome to the Week 11 Wide Receiver Rankings! With a lot of us in must-win situations, I will do my best to organize the Week 11 receivers.  I’m well rested and ready to go.  I’ll put in some more grinding time between now and the update, so expect some changes.   It’s not an easy…

RB Rankings Week 11 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 11 Running Back Rankings! It’s not a great week for backs but at least the bye weeks aren’t harsh.  What is harsh is the plight of those who’ve fought the good fight while waiting for Christian Mccaffrey to get back.  For now, it’s one more week of Mike Davis, and with…

QB Rankings Week 11 (updated Sunday)

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Welcome to the Week 11 Quarterback Rankings! What a week this would be if we had the big dogs on the main slate.  Sadly, we’ll have to watch Russell Wilson, Kyler Murray and Pat Mahomes in island games.  As I say in the rankings, we can still get exposure to these guys by playing the…

The Waiver Wire 11/17

Posted November 17, 2020

Welcome to the Week 11 Waiver Wire! This is going up a little late but what can I say, there was  a lot to get into.  I’ll be adding more players and blurbs up until 5pm or so.   I’ll be on Twitter tonight and tomorrow morning if you have any burning questions.  Just hit…

TE Rankings Week 10 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 13, 2020

Welcome to the Week 10 Tight End Rankings! We do not have anything in the way of elite plays save for Darren Waller.  There are some other cost considered options worthy of looking at, but it’s light at the top. For seasonal purposes, there are plenty of “ok” plays available but it’s pretty uninspiring stuff. …

WR Rankings Week 10 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 12, 2020

Welcome to the Week 10 Wide Receiver Rankings! Hooray receivers!  There are a lot of solid options at receiver this week.  The WR2s are more like WR3s in some cases but the WR3/flex-level options go on and on into the 50s.  So if you’re searching for flex plays in most leagues, you’ll be best served…

RB Rankings Week 10 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 10 Running Back Rankings! It’s rough out there in these streets, kids.  Running backs keep getting hurt and and with lax regulations on injury reporting, the NFL is no help at all.  There are a handful of backfields where I hope to learn more before doing the weekend update. I’m hoping…

QB Rankings Week 10 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 10 Quarterback Rankings! It’s not a great week for quarterbacks with Mahomes and Matt Ryan on their bye weeks and some guys in tough matchups, but it’s a single position in most seasonal leagues, so you should be able to find a playable option if you need one.  There aren’t a…

The Waiver Wire 11/10 (updated at 9pm)

Posted November 10, 2020

Welcome to the Week 10 Waiver Wire! Only four games to go in the fantasy regular season.  In one way or another, it looks like we’ll make it to the post-season, but with Covid now popping up on more and more teams, we need to stay vigilant with our depth–thinking long term as much as…

TE Rankings Week 9 (updated Sunday)

Posted November 6, 2020

                  Welcome to the Week 9 Tight End Rankings! As I said earlier, I will try to add some more “skinnys” when I do the rankings update over the weekend.  Save for the soul-crushing Kittle news, tight end is typical this week.  The bye loses are not…

WR Rankings Week 9 (updated Sunday)

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Welcome to the Week 9 Wide Receiver Rankings! Thank you, receivers!  Thank you for being somewhat healthy and deep enough to fuel our fantasy lineups.  Don’t get me wrong.  If you are like me and you had a lot of Kittle and even more Brandon Aiyuk, you’re feeling the pain.  Same goes for Kenny Golladay…

RB Rankings Week 9 (updated Sunday)

Posted November 5, 2020

Welcome to the Week 9 Running Back Rankings! As I said with the quarterbacks, I’m going to be way low on the blurbs this week.  It’s been a crazy week.  The running back landscape is desolate.  The byes are tough and the Covid is tough.  And then, we have the injuries.  Last but not least,…

QB Rankings Week 9 (updated Sunday)

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Welcome to the Week 9 Quarterback Rankings! Hey all, it’s been a bit of a long week to put it mildly.  My afternoon meeting took a lot longer than it should have.   I was also wrapped up in this thing yesterday.  You can probably figure out what that was.  So I’m behind on Week…

The Waiver Wire 11/3

Posted November 3, 2020

Welcome to the Week 9 Waiver Wire! So the wind from Week 8 is just starting to die down.  That was one of the most bizarre Sunday’s I can recall.  Both of my Dalvin Cook lineups got broken into pieces by Jimmy Garoppolo, but all of my cash hit at the lowest number I can…

TE Rankings Week 8 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 30, 2020

Welcome to the Week 8 Tight End Rankings! The bye weeks take only one significant tight so we have a decent amount of options out there.  Yes, the position is still a bit of a wasteland, but the mediocre options are plentiful! I had scant time for writing up blurbs so I will make that…

WR Rankings Week 8 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 29, 2020

Welcome to the Week 8 Wide Receiver Rankings! After the running backs, ranking the receivers was heartening.  There are a lot of breaking options if you need to go to the wire in deeper leagues.  We lost Julian Edelman today though he hasn’t really been seen in a while anyway.  He had a minor knee…

RB Rankings Week 8 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 8 Running Back Rankings! I just wish the Week 8 running back board was more welcoming.  This is rough stuff.  We lose some backs to the bye week but it’s really the injuries that have mounted up that are killing folks.  Christian McCaffrey is out tonight.  Joe Mixon, Aaron Jones, Miles…

QB Rankings Week 8 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 8 Quarterback Rankings! I really can’t say how much I hate the 2020 season.  Information changes on a dime and it’s just brutal when you are trying to lock in your rankings.  Thank God for the Saturday update, which I am strongly considering moving to Sunday mornings–just so maybe they get…

The Waiver Wire 10/27

Posted October 27, 2020

  Welcome to the Week 8 Waiver Wire! It’s crazy out there.  Week 7 was injury-filled but many of these situations are evolving which makes the bidding more difficult to parse.  Now granted, it’s likely a lot easier for you as an individual, because a lot of these players will be taken and that will…

TE Rankings Week 7 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 22, 2020

Welcome to the Week 7 Tight End Rankings! It’s ugly out there at the tight end position.  Production is down almost everywhere, and also spread out, with many teams, like the Rams, Vikings, Seahawks and Dolphins among others, using a committee approach.  Finding stud options is very tough.  And, making things potentially tougher is the…

WR Rankings Week 7 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 7 Wide Receiver Rankings! Did you all play my guy Justin Jefferson last week?  I sure wish I’d played him even more but I split him with Thielen in those stacks, so the payoff was moderate. As I said when I wrote-up the backs, we now have a covid team for…

RB Rankings Week 7 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 7 Running Back Rankings! Yeah, so I spoke too soon when I posted the quarterbacks.  We have some Covid stuff going on.  The Raiders had some positive tests and the game was moved out of the SNF spot and was replaced with, of course, the tastiest game on the slate–the Seattle/Arizona…

QB Rankings Week 7 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 7 Quarterback Rankings! Tonight we move into the second half of the fantasy football regular season.  Six down and seven to go.  There have been no big Covid stories so far this week, so that’s a positive that we hope holds up through Sunday. The Week 7 quarterback losses are manageable…

The Waiver Wire 10/20

Posted October 20, 2020

Welcome to the Week 7 Waiver Wire! Only seven weeks remaining in the fantasy regular season.  Things are getting real. We are now in the thick of the bye week crunch, with four more teams at rest.  Get ready to replace your Colts, Dolphins, Vikings and Ravens this week!  Things have obviously changed a bit…

TE Rankings Week 6 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 16, 2020

Welcome to the Week 6 Tight End Rankings! The season of covid rolls on and we have a few games to watch this week as I mentioned in the WR writeup.  The Patriots seem to be the only serious concern as of now, but we all know how fast that can change. Last week I…

WR Rankings Week 6 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 6 Wide Receiver Rankings! Yes, yes, I am taking my time with these rankings but the upshot is that the Saturday adjustments will hopefully be minimal.  Of course that would mean all of the covid scares end up just being scares and not cancellations. Pray for me. As of now we…

RB Rankings Week 6 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 6 Running Back Rankings! I spent a little extra time on the running backs thanks to the lack of Thursday Night Football.  It’s a tough week in deeper seasonal leagues and if we end up with Covid losses, it could get plain old ugly.  Let’s hope we lose just the bye…

QB Rankings Week 6 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 15, 2020

Welcome to the Week 6 Quarterback Rankings! There’s no Thursday game this week, so I’m working at a slightly different pace–because I can.  Not that any reader/listener really wants or needs a peak behind the curtain, but it’s easy for a fantasy analyst to get over-worked during the season.  This crazy season in particular.  Any…

The Waiver Wire 10/13

Posted October 13, 2020

Welcome to the Week 6 Waiver Wire! It was another eventful week in the NFL, and now it’s time to, well, capitalize on some of the fallout.  Week 5 saw injuries to Dak Prescott, Dalvin Cook, Sammy Watkins, DJ Chark and Dionate Johnson. Prescott, as we all know, is done for the season, with Andy…

TE Rankings Week 5 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 8, 2020

Welcome to the Week 5 Tight End Rankings! Not exactly saving the best for last here.  The tight ends are a dreadful mess with byes and injuries and some covid losses too.  Once you get past the top five, it’s not great.  The Rams turning Tyler Higbee into a block-first guy is maddening, by the…

WR Rankings Week 5 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 5 Wide Receiver Rankings! It’s a dicey week and with this covid madness, we should probably just get used to it.  The Titans, once again, are messing up the slate.  This week seems even worse with penalties and suspensions apparently in the offing. There are also plenty of injuries to cope…

RB Rankings Week 5 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 5 Running Back Rankings! Houston, we have a problem. Actually, Houston may have rid itself of their biggest problem when they finally showed Bill O’Brien the door.  Would have been nice if they’d done that just before jettisoning DeAndre Hopkins, but that’s the way it goes. Our problem, as far as…

QB Rankings Week 5 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 5 Quarterback Rankings! The Titans are now dealing with new positive tests and some other covid controversies.  It’s way ugly.  This game is up in the air and who knows how it will land.  I will rank these players IF the game looks likely to be played but right now, the…

The Waiver Wire 10/6

Posted October 6, 2020

Welcome to the Week 5 Waiver Wire! I may add a few more players throughout the day as I watch more games, but we are close to the finished product. I strongly recommend listening to the podcast as well as reading the article. The new format still goes pretty deep, so you long timers should…

TE Rankings Week 4 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 1, 2020

Welcome to the Week 4 Tight End Rankings! The tight end position is practically a free square unless you just lost Jonnu Smith to covid.  Eric Ebron’s a covid loss as well, but on the whole, the position is strong, with George Kittle set to return.  I guess I should also mention Dallas Goedert’s injury,…

WR Rankings Week 4 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 4 Wide Receiver Rankings! The Saturday update may be a bit of a bear with all the injuries.  Seriously, the top three guys on my board this week are all in some sort of peril.  Then there’s Michael Thomas, who should return, but we’re far from sure about his status.  …

RB Rankings Week 4 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 4 Running Back Rankings! This is not pretty as we have a lot of folks scrambling to replace James Conner and Derrick Henry due to covid.  And, that’s on top of all the backs with injury problems, like CMC and Saquon.  So yeah, there’s a lot to worry about this week,…

QB Rankings Week 4 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 4 Quarterback Rankings! And so it begins. Covid has hit the Titans and we do not know the exact extent of the damage, but it was enough to postpone the game.  So we’re into the covid phase of the season.  It’s now about how much stress the system can take.  We’ll…

The Waiver Wire 9/29 (final edition)

Posted September 29, 2020

Welcome to Week 4!  I hope your teams are all doing well, but I know plenty of you have some work to do.  I’m having a weird season.  My teams tend to be rising high or are decimated by injuries.  I’m going for a Three-peat in Mike Tagliere’s LIGHTS OUT Dynasty League and I’ve lost…

TE Rankings Week 3 (updated Saturday)

Posted September 25, 2020

Welcome to the Week 3 Tight End Rankings! As I said earlier with the other positions, it’s been a trying day with the tech stuff, but at least I’m getting the rankings out in time.  I’ll add some key blurbs to the final rankings when I post them this weekend. Tight end is a seriously…

WR Rankings Week 3 (updated Saturday)

Posted September 24, 2020

Welcome to the Week 3 Wide Receiver Rankings! As I said earlier, it’s been a trying day with tech, but at least I’m getting the rankings out in time.  I’ll add some key blurbs to the final rankings. It’s not an easy week at the position.  There are too many injuries to mention, but we…

RB Rankings Week 3 (updated Saturday)

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Rotobahners, the rankings were delayed due to some uploading problems.  I was posting the quarterbacks when I realized there was an issue.  So the blurbs are going to be very limited with the backs, receivers and tight ends.  I’ll try to add some useful thoughts when I post the finalized rankings on Saturday. Thanks again…

QB Rankings Week 3 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 3 Quarterback Rankings! Sorry for the delay, but I’ve had to work on the site most of the today.  Thankfully my web guru freed himself up to help out. Thanks, Jon! I’ll post what I can tonight and get the rest up tomorrow. It’s a strong week up top, with 10…

The Waiver Wire 9/22 (final edition)

Posted September 22, 2020

As we head into Week 2, the Waiver Wire is hopping–like mad hopping.  In the past we’ve declared other seasons to be “The Year of the Injury“, but this is just ridiculous!  The top two picks in most of this year’s redraft leagues will not be seen for quite some time.  McCaffrey could return in October,…

TE Rankings Week 2 (updated Saturday)

Posted September 18, 2020

Welcome to the Week 2 Tight End Rankings! We have our first red alert at the position, with the injury to our favorite Redwood, George Kittle.  He may play and he may not.  We’ll have to wait for more news.  I’ll update that on Saturday for sure.  The good news is that there are plenty…

RB Rankings Week 2 (updated Saturday)

Posted September 17, 2020

Welcome to the Week 2 Running Back Rankings! Week 1 was not particularly kind to fantasy backfields.  The Chargers, Bills, Bucs, Browns, Ravens, Steelers, Lions, Jets, Washington Football Team, Dolphins and Rams all seem more muddled than they did going into last week.  Yes, that’s your stomach.  Some of this was injury-sparked and some was…

WR Rankings Week 2 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 2 Wide Receiver Rankings! It’s was nice to get back into the swing of things last week!  Week 1 went pretty well for Rotobahners, and we are not yet hearing any news of widespread covid problems with players or coaches.  So, for now, let’s enjoy the football and get in on…

QB Rankings Week 2 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 2 Quarterback Rankings! I’m already getting fired up about this week’s slate of games.  I was up early this morning, with my coffee, perusing the DK lobby, and there is plenty of exploitable pricing out there for us to attack. Hopefully we can lean-in off of last week’s success! On the DFS front,…

The Waiver Wire 9/15 (updated Wednesday)

Posted September 15, 2020

Welcome back to the Rotobahn Waiver Wire! My recommendation is to fire up the included podcast first (linked below.)   It’s rather epic today, or should I say Mather epic?  Either way, this is a big week to make sure that you are participating and are engaged, because there is talent out there to be…

TE Rankings Week 1 (updated Saturday)

Posted September 10, 2020

Welcome back to the Rotobahn tight end rankings!   This article will grow a lot in the coming days.  I only had time for a cursory look with the early rankings, but man oh man is tight end deep.  So many good options.  The elites are a notch above, no doubt, but you will be…

WR Rankings Week 1 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome back to the Rotobahn wide receiver rankings!  Like I said earlier, it feels so good to be back in the saddle.  As I mentioned with the quarterbacks and running backs, this is a rushed week because of all the drafts I was in.  I’m usually a day farther ahead at this stage.  It’s all…

RB Rankings Week 1 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome back to the Rotobahn running back rankings!  It feels so good to be back in the saddle.  As I mentioned with the quarterbacks, this is a rushed week because of all the drafts I was in.  I’m usually a day farther ahead at this stage.  It’s all good though.  I’ll make up for lost…

QB Rankings Week 1 (updated Saturday)

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We made it! Welcome to the regular season, fellow travelers.  I’ve been drafting for the last 72 hours with scant sleep, so the Week 1 rankings will be a work-in-progress until I finalize on Saturday.  My goal today is to get them started and to give you something to go on with tonight’s kickoff between…

Fantasy Highland & The Open Bar 4 Hour WR Extravaganza

Posted September 6, 2020

On Friday night I sat down with my freinds @FFManbun and @JMicCheck of The Open Bar Podcast and we recorded this epic show where we work though a whole lot of receiver talk and takes. We started at the top and ended up talking about our sleepers three and a half hours later. This feat was accomplished…

Value Targets 2020

Posted September 4, 2020

Here’s a little bonus for you folks drafting this weekend! Here are 14 players who, based on my ranks, are significant values relative to their ADP.  I was going to do a Top 10, but what I can say, I’m bad at reduction. I sourced the ADP data from Fantasypros.  It was the best public…

Dissecting a Yahoo Mock

Posted August 29, 2020

I was up early today as always and once I had coffee in hand, I headed for “the rig”–my fantasy football version of a Bloomberg terminal. At first I was thinking that it was candy time, but as I was logging onto to DraftKings to make some $9 Slant lineups, I thought of all you…

The Rotobahn 500 (updated 9/8)

Posted August 25, 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Rotobahn 500! For those of you who are new, this is a living article where I rank our 500 most relevant fantasy options.  It will be updated frequently (almost every day) from now until the drafting season ends.  This is now your central location for all Rotobahn draft content.  There will…

2020 WR Rankings

Posted August 21, 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Wide Receiver Rankings! Finally, the Rotobahn redraft content is feeling somewhat complete.  I will be putting the screws to the Rotobahn 500 over the weekend and I’ll be getting to those positional pods too.  They should start dropping on Monday.  Apologies on the delay, but as I worked through all of…

2020 TE Rankings

Posted August 19, 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Tight End Rankings!  It’s nice to have you all back.  The Quarterbacks and Running Backs are already up, and I’ll be posting the wide receivers tomorrow.  And then I’ll be putting the Rotobahn 500 together.  Good times, good times. So what’s the deal with the 2020 tight ends?  What’s the shape…

2020 RB Rankings

Posted August 18, 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Running Back Rankings! Is it me or does it feel like 2005 around here?  Seems we are back to blindly taking RBs early.  As an old school guy, I like it.  These are waters I’ve negotiated many times.  Remember when folks were saying those days were over?  You never heard it here,…

2020 QB Rankings

Posted August 17, 2020

Welcome back!  And, welcome to the 2020 Rotobahn QB Rankings.  I decided to start with the passers because it all flows from there these days.  I’ll be back with more every day this week.  For those who missed 32 Backfields with Evan Silva, you can listen here. Before we get into the actual rankings, I…

Fantasy Highland: Barrell Bourbon & 32 Backfields With Evan Silva

Posted July 29, 2020

On today’s episode of Fantasy Highland, I sip some Barrell Bourbon (info below)  with Evan Silva while we hit all 32 NFL backfields.  It’s a whopper of a pod with a 60 second intermission (with Monty Python music) at the midpoint.  If you are looking to digest this 2 hour pod in two doses, that’s…

Can Fantasy GMs Count On Drew Lock?

Posted June 15, 2020

Denver’s Drew Lock will be a keystone player for fantasy football purposes this season. The success of all the wonderful skill talent in Denver will depend on Lock taking another step forward. Courtland Sutton is a budding star. Rookie Jerry Jeudy’s draft capital and talent profile puts him on a similar path. The Broncos also…

The Rotoworld Rumble via FFPC: A Breakdown

Posted June 7, 2020

I had a great time participating in the Rotoworld Rumble a few days back on Friday night.  It was a $350 buy-in, so you know the sharks were at the top of their games.  This was live ammo, not mocking. It should give you an idea of what some of the sharpest fantasy players are…

Fantasy Highland Episode 1 with Scott Fish

Posted May 15, 2020

Welcome back, everybody!  We have a new program for you today. Fantasy Highland will join two of my passions, football and whisky, into what is, hopefully, a palatable listening experience. Each episode, I, and hopefully a guest, will talk about a new whisky or two and get into some football and or fantasy football.  If…

2020 Draft Podcasts

Posted April 22, 2020

Hey all!  I hope the offseason is treating you well and that you are free of the covid. I’ve put all of the podcasts in one place for you and I’ll be posting rookie rankings here after the draft, so check back for that! This is a very strong class so get ready to steal…

Divisional Round DFS

Posted January 11, 2020

As I said last week, “It’s nice to be working a small slate for a change.”  Small slates are fun because you can see the key strategical points and players very clearly. Last week, I told you that Michael Thomas was the best raw play on the slate, but that his level of ownership would…

Rotobahn Playoff Rankings

Posted January 2, 2020

Here are the full playoff rankings and the downloadable PDF cheatsheet for playoff drafts.  A quick word on the rankings.  They are loose.  We draft players in playoff pools for different reasons than we do in seasonal leagues.  People will be chasing their hookups and they’ll be reaching at times to do it.  While I…

Week 17 Rankings

Posted December 28, 2019

Welcome to the Week 17 Rankings! I have to say, I genuinely look forward to the day (or year, I guess)  where NOBODY plays seasonal fantasy on Week 17.  We’re getting there too.  I have never had so few questions for seasonal bowls as this year.  Maybe by 2021 we will no longer even discuss…

The Waiver Wire 12/24

Posted December 24, 2019

Congratulations on making your league’s big game!  Having said that, this is hopefully the least read article I will post all season.  Week 17 is no time to be playing your most important game.  I’d rather try to do all my Christmas shopping on Black Friday while simultaneously day drinking.  Seriously, the chaos is pretty…

TE Rankings Week 16 (updated Sunday)

Posted December 21, 2019

Welcome to the Week 16 Tight End Rankings! As I said with the QBs and the receivers, congrats to all on making it this far!  The tight ends are not particularly problematic this week.  There are strong options available and we’ve lost no lock starters in recent weeks.  So most of you should have a…

RB Rankings Week 16 (Updated Sunday @ noon)

Posted December 20, 2019

Welcome to the Week 16 Running Back Rankings! As I said with the QBs and the receivers, congrats to all on making it this far!  I’ve done my very best to research these rankings in order to keep myself in an evidence-based frame of mind.  What I’m trying to tell you is that, with all…

WR Rankings Week 16 (Updated Sunday)

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Welcome to the Week 16 Wide Receiver Rankings!  As I said with the QBs, congrats to all on making it this far!  The big game is a special thing we only get to enjoy when things break right.  Of course, enjoy is a hopeful word, because there is a misery factor associated with coming close…

QB Rankings Week 16 (updated Sunday)

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Welcome to the Week 16 Quarterback Rankings! Congrats to all on making it this far!  The big game!  It’s equal parts mind-bending and exciting, especially with all of the injuries over the last few weeks. The quarterbacks are exceedingly strong at the top, with four or five elite plays depending on your point of view. …

The Waiver Wire 12/17 (finalized)

Posted December 17, 2019

There’s nothing like making your league’s bowl game, so congratulations are certainly in order.  Of course, if your teams are anything like mine, they still need some maintenance due to all of the injuries.  In one of my leagues this week, I’ll be playing in a bowl–going for my fourth straight title, but I’ll have…

TE Rankings Week 15 (updated Saturday)

Posted December 13, 2019

Welcome to the Week 15 Tight End Rankings! Congrats to all on making it this far! Two more wins and we reach the promised land! Oddly enough the tight end position is in great shape.  You know, relative to itself.  Save for Evan Engram, none of the stars are going to sit out and apart…

RB Rankings Week 15 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 15 Running Back Rankings! Congrats to all on making it this far! One more win and we’re in the bowl! There’s some Week 15 cruelty out there if you were riding Rashaad Penny’s recent wave or if you were using Derrius Guice as a flex, but the backs are in pretty…

WR Rankings Week 15 (updated Saturday)

Posted December 12, 2019

Welcome to the Week 15 Wide Receiver Rankings! Congratulations on reaching the semifinals! Let’s see if we can increase your odds of victory, shall we? The receivers are deep and in good shape though depending on your Week 14 luck, you may have lost some good talent.  Mike Evans was the big hammer that fell–hitting…

QB Rankings Week 15 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 15 Quarterback Rankings! I really dug down and got into the Week 15 QBs, and I’m far from done.  I know it’s a big week and some of the more debatable lineup choices will probably be QB-related.  Expect some movement when the final ranks go up on Saturday. Tonight’s game is…

The Waiver Wire 12/10

Posted December 10, 2019

Now we’re getting serious.  If you’re reading this, you’re either hurting badly for reading material or you’re in your leagues semifinal–on the precipice of the big game.  And, while your team is probably a strong one, it’s always good to do your due diligence.  As I always say at this stage, it’s not just about…

TE Rankings Week 14 (updated Saturday)

Posted December 6, 2019

Welcome to the Week 14 Tight End Rankings! You know tonight’s game is light on the tight end front, when Jason Witten and something called a Jesper Horsted will be the best options available.  You can do better. I’ll do what I can to improve these rankings when I do the Saturday update, but it’s…

RB Rankings Week 14 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 14 Running Back Rankings! Well I had about nine hours to put into the rankings today, and I decided to lean heavy into the receivers as there were so many to consider.  I also looked hard at the backs but the tight ends are going to be a bit of a…

WR Rankings Week 14 (updated Saturday)

Posted December 5, 2019

Welcome to the Week 14 Wide Receiver Rankings! Congratultions on surviving and making to the big dance! There are a TON of potential options this week but obviously we really want to play the best possible ones, so this set of rankings is just the start.  There’s a lot of injury info this week that…

QB Rankings Week 14 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 14 Quarterback Rankings! This is a very tough week because the good matchups are in the wrong places in a lot of cases.  My general feel right now is to trust the producers, like Dak, Mahomes and Russ Wilson, despite the matchups. Here’s the basic takeaway on the quarterbacks.  There are…

The Waiver Wire 12/3 (re-finalized)

Posted December 3, 2019

Playoffs?!  Playoffs?! Congratulations!  It’s officially win-or-go-home time.  I’m glad you all made it this far.  I have six pretty big matchups myself this weekend, so I feel your angst, acutely.  Let’s dig in and increase our odds of success, shall we? Some of you will be more focused on winning now while others will be…

TE Ranks Week 13 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 28, 2019

Welcome to the Week 13 Tight End Rankings, and Happy Thanksgiving to all!  As I said in the other rankings, the tight ends are a bit of rush job this week.  I’m just thankful that I got it all done!  If you are looking at the Turkey Slate, I like Jared Cook but I’ll probably…

WR Ranks Week 13 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 13 Wide Receiver Rankings, and Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Oh my it’s early! I’ve been up since six grinding receivers and I have to to say, I’m really looking forward to my crazy uncle and some whisky! The receivers are super deep this week though we do have some injury situations…

RB Rankings Week 13 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 13 Running Back Rankings, and Happy Thanksgiving to all!  As I said with the QBs, the comments will be on the light side until I do the update.  It’s not easy ranking players in depth with only Wednesday information, but that’s how Thanksgiving week goes.   It’s getting late and the…

QB Rankings Week 13 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 13 Quarterback Rankings, and Happy Thanksgiving to all you Rotobahners out there!  May your holiday be wonderful.  May your crazy uncle talk to your brother-in-law all night, and not you.  May all your turkeys be juicy–not dry.  And, btw, stuffing rules. A quick word on this week’s rankings.  As you’ll see,…

The Waiver Wire 11/26 (finalized)

Posted November 26, 2019

Welcome to Week 13!  It’s the final week of the fantasy football regular season.  If you’re reading this article, then you’re still alive, so congratulations!  For those of you looking at a win-or-go-home Week 13, I have ideas to strengthen your hand. As always, this is a living article and it will be updated into…

TE Ranks Week 12 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 22, 2019

Welcome to the Week 12 Tight Ends Rankings! Week 12 byes are not fun at all for fantasy footballers.  We have teams in must-win situations being forced to play without Travis Kelce or Hunter Henry or even Kyle Rudolph.  Just think about the implications of the 2 bye schedule the NFL is angling for.  I…

RB Rankings Week 12 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 12 Running Back Rankings! Finally we have some terra firma!  With a lot of passing games headed for rough sailing, it’s nice to have a typical array of RB options.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not great, and the good stuff costs too much on DK, but I think most folks…

WR Rankings Week 12 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 21, 2019

Welcome to the Week 12 Wide Receiver Rankings! Playable options are easy to find, but the overall quality is on the low side.  Obviously, when the quarterbacks are ugly, the receivers tend to be not so great as a whole too.  Expect to see some low scores on DFS leaderboards this weekend, unless we see…

QB Rankings Week 12 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 12 Quarterback Rankings! Yikes!   This is a tough week to be making QB choices.  I’ve been grinding all day and I’ll keep it up until I finalize these on Saturday, but there’s no way around some of the tough choices folks will have to make. For example, if your QBs are…

The Waiver Wire 11/19

Posted November 19, 2019

With only two weeks left in fantasy football’s regular season, it’s win-or-go-home time for a lot of folks.  Thankfully, the waiver wire has some options for those who are in need.  And, I know there are a lot of you, because the byes really hit hard this week. I’m posting this early addition now, but as always…

TE Rankings Week 11 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 15, 2019

Welcome to the Week 11 Tight End Rankings! As I said with the running backs, there have been net outages in my hood today, so I’m running a bit late with the rankings and…more to the point, a tad low of the skinnys.  I’ll add more to the final rankings.  Though, to be honest, it…

RB Rankings Week 11

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Welcome to the Week 11 Running Back Rankings! There have been net outages in my hood today, folks, so I’m running a bit late with the rankings and more to the point, a tad low of the skinnys.  I’ll add more to the final rankings.   For DFS, it’s a challenging week.  DK is being…

WR Rankings Week 11 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 14, 2019

Welcome to the Week 11 Wide Receiver Rankings! I just spent three hours going through all kinds of WR related research, and I feel like I put my brain through a cheese grater.  We have some tough bye losses.  We have a bunch of banged up players who are likely to sit out, such as…

QB Rankings Week 11 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 11 Quarterback Rankings! It could be a bit of a tough week if you’re looking to replace a QB like Wilson or Rodgers.  The best streaming target who may be out there is probably Josh Allen or possibly Sam Darnold if Allen is unavailable. In DFS, I’m already looking at Lamar…

The Waiver Wire 11/12

Posted November 12, 2019

Welcome to Week Eleven!  I hope you are arriving here in good shape.  I suppose the fact that you are reading this means you still have something to play for.  That’s good!  I have some ideas for how to attack Week 11 and beyond, so let’s get to work! As always, this is a living…

TE Rankings Week 10 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 8, 2019

Welcome to the Week 10 Tight End Rankings! Yikes! It’s not easy out there.  Nobody can stay healthy and both Eagles tight ends are on the bye.  Evan Engram is now out.  George Kittle is a potential game time decision.  Chris Herndon just won’t practice fully, “and nobody seems to know what to get Millie…

RB Rankings Week 10

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Welcome to the Week 10 Running Back Rankings! Oddly enough, with all the teams on the bye, we still have some solid options up through the RB2 area.  After that it gets dicier than usual and if you are looking for legit options into the 60s and 70s, you can forget it. The pricing for…

WR Rankings Week 10 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 7, 2019

Welcome to the Week 10 Wide Receiver Rankings! You can really feel the big bye week when you start sifting through the receiving options.  There’s a legit lack of quality depth.  I will grind these ranks more than the others between now and Saturday.  I know this is where you all need the most help…

QB Rankings Week 10 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 10 Quarterback Rankings! We have six teams at rest this week so there could be slim pickins out there for some of you–depending on your situations.  I’ve done my best to sift through what’s out there and I’ll keep grinding when I do the update.  Maybe we’ll come up with another…

The Waiver Wire 11/5

Posted November 5, 2019

After nine weeks of fantasy play, it’s time to brace yourself for bye week Hell.  And, for many of us, it could not come at a more inconvenient time.  If you are 4-5 or, gulp, 3-6, you are in must-win territory.  And, to be in that kind of position with a few important players at…

TE Rankings Week 9 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 1, 2019

Welcome to the Week 9 Tight End Rankings! Not much going on here.  We’ll miss Austin Hooper’s production while he’s on the bye.  The injury situation is pretty good with mostly healthy options.  In DFS, the best option is off the main slate and so is Evan Engram. There are a lot of ways to…

RB Rankings Week 9 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 31, 2019

Welcome to the Week 9 Running Back Rankings! We’ll miss the Rams and Saints RBs but there’s enough to feed on out there in most leagues, and I’m really liking the RB options in DFS this week.  That said, they are priced in challenging fashion.  I’m already working on the best ways to jam in…

WR Rankings Week 9 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 9 Wide Receiver Rankings! As I said earlier, I got a late start today, so the rankings are going up later than normal.  It will cost me some blurb time when I get to the RBs.  I’ll try and make up for that when I do the update.  Thankfully I was…

QB Rankings Week 9 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 9 Quarterback Rankings! I got a late start today, so the rankings are going up later than normal and it will  probably cost me some blurb time when I get to the RBs.  I’ll try and make up for that when I do the update. As for the quarterbacks, we’re in…

The Waiver Wire 10/29

Posted October 29, 2019

Get ready, folks!  With only five weeks remaining in the fantasy football regular season, most of our league races are coming into focus.  Most of us know what our chances are.  Are you fighting for a bye or are you in the wildcard scrum?  Either way, we have some ideas for you. As always, I’ll…

TE Rankings Week 8 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 25, 2019

Welcome to the Week 8 Tight End Rankings! It’s not a bad week for tight ends.  We’ll miss Jason Witten a little and we’ll miss Mark Andrews a little more, but that’s the extent of the bye week damage.  On the injury front, we’re almost there.  We just need Chris Herndon to get right. For…

RB Rankings Week 8 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 24, 2019

Welcome to the Week 8 Running Back Rankings! No Zeke this week and no Mark Ingram either, but that’s par for bye week course.  We also have Kamara and David Johnson almost assuredly out due to injury.  That’s a solid chunk out of the usual top 15 running backs. The good news is that, unlike…

WR Rankings Week 8 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 8 Wide Receiver Rankings! Phew. This was time consuming.  The receivers are a tight deep group.  I’ve been talking about this for weeks but as these offenses collectively lose steam, we are seeing the ranks tighten even more.  The QB injuries have been brutal as have some of the underperforming offense…

QB Rankings Week 8 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 8 Quarterback Rankings! Steady yourselves, folks.  It’s rough out there.  Maybe it’s just me, but we have a week of tough matchups and mediocre to scary game scripts.  I tend to research a game and write up the QB Skinnys before I actually rank them.  And, if you read through this…

The Waiver Wire 10/22

Posted October 22, 2019

Week 8 is upon us, which means we are finally done with the madness of Week 7.  Was Sunday a bumpy ride or what?  Now we enter the home stretch of the regular season.  It’s a six week sprint to the playoffs.  We’re now well into the bye weeks, but we get a bit of…

TE Rankings Week 7 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 17, 2019

Welcome to the Week 7 Tight End Rankings! I was a little short on time so I’ll grind the tight ends a bit when I do the update, but the issue is crystal clear.  There just aren’t enough good tight ends to go around—even though things seem to be trending up on the whole.  Right…

RB Rankings Week 7 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 7 Running Back Rankings! The bye losses hit hardest at the running back position this week. The absence of Chubb, CMC, Conner and to a lesser degree, the Tampa backs, leaves a pretty big hole in the rankings. The good news is that the matchups and pricing is not at all…

WR Rankings Week 7 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 7 Wide Receiver Rankings! There’s a lot of digging that needs to be done this week, so the rankings were even more time intensive than normal.  I spent over an hour just digging on injury information and I still probably missed a few things.    I was able to do Skinnys…

QB Rankings Week 7 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 7 Quarterback Rankings! We have four teams at rest this week, so the byes are finally starting to hit hard. I feel relatively good about the Week 7 options until we get to QB20.  It’s riskier at that point.  And, once we get to Dalton at QB22, it really dips.  Hopefully…

The Waiver Wire 10/15

Posted October 15, 2019

We’ve now passed the midpoint of the fantasy regular season.  There are only six games left to lock in a playoff spot!   We’re now into the bye weeks, which alters our perspective somewhat when it comes to waiver adds—balancing rest-of-the-season wants with immediate roster needs. I’ll be back at around 4pm with some more…

TE Ranks Week 6 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 10, 2019

Welcome to the Week 6 Tight End Rankings! The tight ends have been a tough bunch this year.  Evan Engram’s been the big point scorer overall and he’s out with a sore knee.  The Jets lost Chris Herndon to a hamstring before they could get him off the suspended list.  So incredibly Jets.  On the…

RB Ranks Week 6 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 6 Running Back Rankings! The RB position is in much better shape the than the passing positions.  That’s the good thing about RBs, I suppose.  We have a pretty good feel for where the production is coming from on most weeks.  We may not like it a lot of the time,…

WR Ranks Week 6 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 6 Wide Receiver Rankings! As Jim Hackett and I discussed on the WEEI pod last week and as I mentioned here, the WR position is changing as NFL passing attacks change—with fewer players locked into great situations and with an increased number fantasy-viable options on your average team.  There’s more passing…

QB Rankings Week 6 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 6 Quarterback Rankings!  It’s rough out there in seasonal.  There is not much depth and even some of the QB1 options have potential pitfalls.  Once you get into the mid teens, you don’t have significant drop-off until you get into the early twenties.  I’m pretty cool with any QB up to…

The Waiver Wire 10/8 (final edition)

Posted October 8, 2019

  Welcome to the Week Six Waiver Wire!    We’re nearing the midpoint of the fantasy regular season.  Only seven weeks left!  The waiver wire is a little lighter this week, as a lot of the low-hanging fruit has been picked clean over the first five.  I’ve done my best to sort through the pile…

TE Rankings Week 5 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 4, 2019

Welcome to the Week 5 Tight End Rankings! I’ll put some extra elbow grease into the tight end update as I did not have as much time as usual to do blurbs.   So much player information breaking this week!   It’s crazy out there and maybe it’s me, but teams are getting pretty lax…

RB Rankings Week 5 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 3, 2019

Welcome to the Week 5 Running Back Rankings! The committee backfields are getting numerous and the three back committees are springing up way too often.  It makes the bell-cow backs stand out way above the rest.  This week, the Chargers join the RBBC ranks and maybe it won’t last long.  We’ll see. Alvin Kamara and…

WR Rankings Week 5 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 5 Wide Receiver Rankings! The NFL is changing and the fantasy landscape at receiver is changing with it.  We talk about the dreaded RBBC all the time but receiving corps are widening too.  Many teams don’t feed their 1-2 guys like they used too and slot receivers are stealing more than…

QB Rankings Week 5 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 5 Quarterback Rankings! Yes, it’s not fun if you are searching for quarterback help.  It’s really going to get rough when we get to the deeper bye weeks.  Hopefully some of these offenses settle in by then.  The four team weeks start next week, so get your plan in order.  Week…

The Waiver Wire 10/1 (final edition)

Posted October 1, 2019

Welcome to Week Five!  And welcome to Rotobahn’s Expanded Waiver Wire! We’re almost a third of the way through the fantasy season and things are still a bit unsettled with all of the quarterback changes around the league. As always, this is a living article.  I will be making additions throughout the day–particularly at the…

TE Rankings Week 4 (updated Saturday)

Posted September 26, 2019

Welcome to the Week 4 Tight End Rankings! The tight ends are a bit ugly.  Brees’ injury seems to have turned Jared Cook back into Jared Cook.  Big Ben’s injury will do Vance McDonald no favors and that’s if he can get healthy.  Jordan Reed’s still out and Hunter Henry’s gone for the year.  Oh…

RB Rankings Week 4 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 4 Running Back Rankings! Plenty of big stories at the RB position this week.  Saquon Barkley is on the pine for at least a month and probably more.  Damien Williams looks to be out another week which keeps the Chiefs backfield in flux-mode.  And, last but not least, Melvin Gordon will…

WR Rankings Week 4 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 4 Wide Receiver Rankings! As I said with the quarterbacks, it’s a little light out there.  Not awful in terms of finding viable options, but all of the WR groups (WR1, WR2, WR3, WR4) feel a little unsatisfying.   The bye weeks are not particularly harsh.  The Jets and 49ers could…

QB Rankings Week 4 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 4 Quarterback Rankings! It’s sort of ugly out there.  By the time I finished these rankings I knew this week had a bit of a shape, and it seems like it may favor the defense a bit.  Not an easy week to find good quarterback options.  Obviously we lost some competency…

The Waiver Wire 9/24 (final version)

Posted September 24, 2019

When I first started thinking about today’s wire, it was early Sunday afternoon.  My thought process was mostly about how to steer fantasy GMs towards filling in the holes that would be left by the first bye week of the season.  The big concern would be Le’Veon Bell and to a lesser extent, the San…

TE Rankings Week 3 (updated Saturday)

Posted September 20, 2019

Welcome to the Week 3 Tight End Rankings.  This is a bit of  rush job because, well, it’s getting close to the start of Thursday Night Football.  That’s one of the drawbacks to being a one-man-band—the lack of any ability to delegate.   And so it goes.   David Njoku is our latest casualty on…

RB Rankings Week 3 (updated Saturday)

Posted September 19, 2019

Welcome to the Week 3 Running Back Rankings.  It’s rough out there, kids.  We have some injuries to guys like Damien Williams, Devin Singletary and maybe Marlon Mack, but we also have the collateral damage guys like Alvin Kamara, James Conner and maybe Christian McCaffrey, who will be without their longtime leaders.  So buckle up,…

WR Rankings Week 3 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 3 Wide Receiver Rankings.  It’s not a great week for receivers and that makes sense given all of the bad and or new quarterbacks we have on the Week 3 scene.  There will be some offensive transition out there and in other places just some plain old offensive offense.  This is…

QB Rankings Week 3 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 3 QB Rankings.  There’s a certain solemn quality to the QB pool this week, as we have lost three of the better quarterbacks of the modern era.  Brees, Eli Manning and Roethlisberger, no matter what you think of them individually, have left a big huge collective crater in NFL history.  They’ve…

The Waiver Wire 9/17

Posted September 17, 2019

Welcome to Rotobahn’s expanded waiver wire.  If you’ve already read the WEEI version, you have a head start, but the article has already tripled in size since then and it’s still growing. Last week, I commented on how nice it was that the injury bug had not hit in full force.  Yeah, so much for…

TE Rankings Week 2 (updated Saturday)

Posted September 13, 2019

Welcome to the Week 2 TE rankings. Not much drama here outside of the Hunter Henry awfulness.  Plenty of good places to go this week and if you are streaming, I’d say take a look at Jack Doyle or maybe Austin Hooper.   Hit me up on Twitter if you have a tough choice to…

RB Rankings Week 2 (updated Saturday)

Posted September 12, 2019

Welcome to the Week 2 RB rankings.  I was on the mid-range RBs in DFS last week but I’m leaning more towards the studs this week.  There will be a few cheaper guys I’ll have an eye on, like Gio Bernard if Mixon is inactive and Matt Breida at Cincinnati and Miles Sanders at Atlanta—where…

WR Rankings Week 2 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 2 receiver rankings.  I did my best to drill this down in the few hours I had to work with.  I will be tightening the ranks as I get more time to dig into all the injury stuff and the matchups.  For daily purposes, I really like some of the receivers…

QB Rankings Week 2 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 2 QB rankings.  There are no big themes this week.  No devastating injuries unless you were tethered to Sam Darnold in a Superflex league like me.  Nick Foles has also been replaced by Gardner Minshew, but again, not many of us were leaning on Foles. I’m pretty comfortable with the top…

The Waiver Wire 9/10 (updated Wednesday)

Posted September 10, 2019

  So how did Week 1 go for y’all?  It was a wild up-and-down ride for yours truly.  I faced Sammy Watkins in way too many leagues.  Such is life.  Thankfully I survived a few of those.  I hope you all came through well. As we talked about in the Rotobahn Draft Plan, Week 1…

TE Rankings Week 1 (updated Saturday)

Posted September 5, 2019

Welcome to the Week 1 Tight End Rankings.  The tight ends are pretty well defined at the top and for once everybody’s healthy.  Well, healthy save for Jordan Reed and Trey Burton, who will be replaced in tonight’s starting lineup by Adam “the freak” Shaheen.  He’s definitely a player to watch. I’ve written up both…

RB Rankings Week 1 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 1 Running Back Rankings.  I’ve done my best to get these players into the order I see them finishing in, but as always, these rankings will be refined over the next few days, so check back when you are finalizing those lineups.  It’s when you’ll get the best information. I’ve written…

WR Rankings Week 1 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 1 Wide Receiver Rankings.  The Thursday posting is always the starting point.  I eye the ranks out as best as I can, in order to give folks some feel for how to make Thursday Night lineup choices, but I’ll be grinding and digging for the next 48 or so hours, to…

QB Rankings Week 1 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 1 Quarterback rankings.  Haven’t done these in a while, but I feel right back at home.  This was a dual week with both seasonal drafts and weekly stuff all at once, so I’m a bit behind.  As such, the WRs, RBs and TEs will be a bit of a rush job…

Podcast: Damien Williams & Shady McCoy Takes from Rockport

Posted September 1, 2019

In this super quick pod, I give you my immediate reaction to the KC backfield in the wake of McCoy’s signing. The bottom line is that this is still an AWESOME statistical platform.  Hyde’s out and Shady is in.  In a very general sense, they upgraded the Carlos Hyde part of this backfield. I’ll do…

Podcast: A Conversation with Rich Hribar

Posted August 28, 2019

Today I was fortunate enough to grab an hour plus of Lord Reebs’time.  It was a blast and we worked though a bunch of timely topics.       Sharp Football Analysis Josh Gordon Damien & Darwin Duke Johnson The new Colts paradigm Vance McDonald Marques Valdes-Scantling I hope you enjoy!    

2019 Rotobahn Draft Plan

Posted August 22, 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Rotobahn Draft Plan.  Glad you made it!  If you only have a few hours to prepare, my advice is to listen to this pod and to peruse the Rotobahn 500.  Then print out a PDF cheat sheet and go to battle. I’ll be adding the stuff that didn’t fit tomorrow morning….

Positional Podcasts (check these out!)

Posted August 21, 2019

I’m posting this “article” so we have all of the positional pods in one place.  I think it’ll be easier that way–rather than giving each one it’s own home.  It’ll keep the home page more tidy. On Thursday I’ll post the Rotobahn Draft Plan, which for some of you, will probably feel like review. Jim…

Podcast: A Conversation with Sigmund Bloom

Posted August 17, 2019

We’re really getting back into the swing of things now as I welcome our first guest back to the pod.  Sigmund is always awash with ideas and this was no exception.  I hope you enjoy the conversation, and give Sig a follow if you are not already. I’ll be live tomorrow morning on WEEI with…

Podcast: Beantown Brawl Draft Recap

Posted August 14, 2019

I just ripped off this quick pod to let you all get a look at a real August draft with some shapr owners.  I also was there. There’s some soldi takeaways here.  Enjoy!     Here are links to the various feeds.  Should have Spotify up next week! Apple Podcasts Podbean Stitcher  

Podcast: Auction Drafting

Posted August 12, 2019

As promised, here is the podcast on auction drafting.  It’s a bit over and hour plus some Beastie Boys.  Enjoy! For those looking to find the Rotobahn Podcast on all the various platforms, look here. If you want to access the player values I use duing the pod, you can find them here at Fantasy…

Finding the Rotobahn Podcast

Posted August 1, 2019

Hey all!  The Rotobahn Podcast is finally available on your favorite platforms. I’ve got the pod feed up on Apple, Podbean, Stitcher, Overcast and Podcast Addict, with Spotify soon to follow.  Spotify requires 5 posted shows before they will add the feed.  We’ll be up within a week or so, I think.     So,…

The Rotobahn 500 (Finalized and updated 9/4)

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Finally!   Drafting season really gets going in about ten days.  The first pre-season game kicks off tonight.  Things are most definitely happening and Rotobahn is kicking into gear. Now if we can just put a halt to these horrible preseason injuries.   We’re already holding lit candles for AJ Green, Derick Henry, Damien Williams…

Rotobahn Podcast: A Few Hot Topics

Posted July 22, 2019

Hey all, welcome to the Rotobahn podcast.  I’m ripping through a few topics here and I’ll be getting this episode up on itunes and Stitcher, so for those of you who want to subscribe, you’ll be able to do that.  I’ll add links as soon as I am successful attaching my feed.  I’m putting this…

Negotiating the Rotobahn Rookie Board

Posted May 28, 2019

This is my entire three pod series joined into a single article to give it some flow.  God bless anybody who listens to all three.  In truth, most of you will get what you really need from the first two, but you know I’m here for all of you deep leaguers.  That’s my jam, too….

Can Blake Bell Be A Late Breakout?

Posted May 27, 2019

If I had told you that Delanie Walker had fantasy potential way back when he was 28 years old, you’d probably have told me to give you some of what I was smoking.  Yet, just a few years later, it was common knowledge.  Everybody knows Delanie’s a player.  In fact, most folks who actually watch football…

Top 100 Rookies

Posted May 25, 2019

Today, for your perusal, we have the Top 100 Rookies for 2019.  And let me tell you, this took some time.  I’ve been drafting rookies every day for a few weeks now, and this is where I am at with my board. I’ll be dropping my final podcast on the rookies tomorrow.  Until then, here…

Early Rookie Draft Board 2019

Posted May 6, 2019

Rotobahners, rookie drafting season is upon and it’ll be in full swing soon. Here is the first look at my rookie ranks for 2019.  I’ll add more players plus The Skinny tomorrow, but I had a few requests from early drafters so here’s something to chew on for a day until I get it all…

2019 Pre-Draft RB Rankings

Posted April 25, 2019

Running backs.  Do they matter?  Of course they do, but there’s a reality that people forget to think about.  No matter now much you like this class or a particular back, there are finite jobs available in the NFL.  For example, if not for Derrius Guice’s ACL injury last year, Adrian Peterson may not have…

2019 Pre-Draft WR Rankings

Posted April 24, 2019

And finally, the receivers.   This year’s group is pretty insane in terms of its depth.  The 2019 receiver class casts a wide web—with players of almost any variety a team might want.  We have speed.  Oh have we got speed.  We also have plenty of big targets and more than a few who reside…

2019 Pre-Draft QB Rankings

Posted April 23, 2019

The quarterback position is seeing a bit of a resurgence in fantasy football these days due to the continuing emergence of 2QB and Superflex formats.  While I am not big a Superflex devotee I do enjoy the format and I won a few 2QB expert leagues in 2018.   I want to make a run…

2019 Pre-Draft TE Rankings

Posted April 21, 2019

Hey all! I hope 2019 is treating you better than yours truly. My fantasy dreams have been on hold for a while now due to all the medical $#^&@! I’ve been going through, but the news today is positive. I’m on the mend. And so is the Rotobahn computer department (my Mac), after a brutal…

Pre-Combine TE Rankings

Posted March 2, 2019

Here is my initial pre combine look at the 2019 TE class. I’m still in the infancy stages of my tight end work, but there a lot to like with this class, especially at the top of the list where we have a few really exciting players who could be catch-first weapons at the next…

Pre-Combine QB Rankings

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Here is my initial pre combine look at the 2019 QB class. It’s not a good or bad QB class by my eyes.  It’s pretty typical.  Some good and some not so good.  As always, we’ll be focusing on the prospects who, we think, have a shot.  There are definitely some potential fantasy options in…

Pre-Combine WR Rankings

Posted March 1, 2019

Today we’re getting into the 2019 WR class and we’ll start with the top twenty and I’ll be adding more players as we head towards the NFL Draft and then our rookie drafts. I’ve watched a ton of film over the last six weeks yet I still have plenty of work ahead of me.  The…

Pre-Combine RB Rankings

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With the combine upon us, I’ll be rolling out the pre-combine ranks over the next day or so along with a quick podcast. I’m actually ahead of where I was at in 2018 as far as film time goes, but this year’s class is going to require a lot more grinding.  I mean, let’s be…

Offseason Podcast #1

Posted January 27, 2019

I’m throwing up a quick podcast this morning just to let you all know what’s going on at Rotobahn over the next few months and also to alert you all to a slow down over the next 10 days or so. Enjoy!     This is a very interesting poll.  I think it’s as much…

Hackett talking Patriots on WAAF

Posted January 12, 2019

My boy Jimmy Hackett sat in with Isaiah Moskowitz on WAAF yesterday. Check it out!  

Postseason Rankings 2018

Posted January 3, 2019

I’m working on postseason rankings and I will update this space on Friday with my final take on playoff drafts. I’ll aslo add a quick podcast. I’m posting this now just in case any of you good folks need cheat sheets for tonight. Go get ’em! Click on the lnk to download my PDF cheat…

TE Rankings Week 17

Posted December 29, 2018

Welcome to the Week 17 Tight End Rankings! As I’ve already mentioned several times, It’s been a wild week with our hosting company causing some uploading issues, but we are back online and good to go now.  Huge thanks again to our web developer, Jon Nixon, who was there when we needed him.  He saved…

RB Rankings Week 17

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Welcome to the Week 17 Running Back Rankings! As I’ve already mentioned, It’s been a wild week with our hosting company causing some uploading issues, but we are back online and good to go now.  Thanks again to our web developer, Jon Nixon, who was there when we needed him. I’d also like to thank…

WR Rankings Week 17

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Welcome to the Week 17 Wide Receiver Rankings! It’s been a wild week with our hosting company causing some uploading issues, but we are back online and good to go now.  Thanks again to our web developer, Jon Nixon, who was there when we needed him. I’d also like to thank the folks who’ve been…

QB Rankings Week 17

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Welcome to the Week 17 Quarterback Rankings! Well, this week’s been a bit of adventure, but the  site is finally working again.  I’d like to send a huge shout out to me developer, Jon Nixon, who stepped up and dealt with our hosting company on a holiday weekend.  Jon is the best, and thanks to…

The Waiver Wire 12/25

Posted December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas to all! I feel for the people reading this article. No, really. Your commissioner’s decision to have your league’s most important game on the NFL’s least predictable week has left you grasping at some harsh realities.  Will Zeke Elliott play? Will Drew Brees play?  Will any of the Saints important players play? These…

TE Rankings Week 16 (updated Saturday)

Posted December 21, 2018

Welcome to the Week 16 Tight End Rankings!   Tight end has been the dumpster fire position for most of the year but the receivers are probably a tougher group this week. Even if you are hurting, there are some waiver wire options out there that give you a chance, like Ian Thomas, Blake Jarwin,…

RB Rankings Week 16 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 16 Running Back Rankings! The top 24 or so options are looking pretty strong this week, so hopefully you can work within that grouping, but I will continue to scan the wires for good info on the RB3/flex range guys to see if we can gain any edges when we set…

WR Rankings Week 16 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 16 Wide Receiver Rankings!   Let’s win some titles this week! I’ve been grinding these ranks since Thursday afternoon and I know there are more changes to come when I do the update in about 30 hours.  This week has some parallels to last week in that we still have a…

QB Rankings Week 16 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 16 Quarterback Rankings! You made it!  It’s bowl week.  You are playing for all the marbles, so let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work. Unless your quarterback is either Cam or Carson Wentz, you are probably in sound shape this week.  I’ve done my best to get these ranks…

The Waiver Wire 12/18

Posted December 18, 2018

Welcome to Bowl Week!  Yes, we made it. It’s Week 16 and, unless you have a really bad commish, you are playing in your league’s big game. For some unfortunate fantasy souls, next week is your championship week. I’ll be here for you then, but please, please petition your league to stop the madness and…

TE Rankings Week 15 (updated Saturday)

Posted December 14, 2018

Welcome to the Week 15 Tight End Rankings! The tight ends are deep enough where you should be able to find something if you have a need, but I doubt many of you are scrambling, which is why you’re still standing! The elite options are not as strong as they’ve been in recent weeks.  Kelce…

RB Rankings Week 15 (updated Saturday)

Posted December 13, 2018

Welcome to the Week 15 Running Back Rankings! The running backs are not a problem this week.  At least, not compared to the QBs and receivers.  Of course, I’m sure some of you are sweating out the Chargers running backs.  Still no word on that front yet.  Melvin Gordon is still a game time decision,…

WR Rankings Week 15 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 15 Wide Receiver Rankings! This is going to be an interesting weekend for fantasy footballers.  The stakes are huge but the offense is drying up a bit.  I had trouble liking most of what I was forced to list as WR3 options this week.  They just aren’t that much stronger than…

QB Rankings Week 15 (updated Saturday)

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Greetings, my fellow semifinalists, and welcome to the Week 15 Quarterback Rankings! Yes, it’s a big week for all of us who are fortunate enough to still be playing. I wish I could say that these rankings would lead to total clarity, but the the truth is that it’s a tough week for ranking the…

The Waiver Wire 12/11

Posted December 11, 2018

Welcome to Week Fifteen! So you made the final four. Congratulations. Let’s roll up our sleeves and see if we can find the best assets to trim off of the waiver wire. Remember, any player with a big ceiling that you leave unclaimed is a player your opponent can use to beat you. So be…

TE Rankings Week 14 (updated Saturday)

Posted December 7, 2018

Welcome to the Week 14 Running Back Rankings! The tight ends have been a bit of a pain in the rear all year so why would this week be any different?  The bottom line is that, unless you are going against Ertz or Kelce, you have a solid shot at competing with a waiver wire…

RB Rankings Week 14 (updated Saturday)

Posted December 6, 2018

Welcome to the Week 14 Running Back Rankings! The running backs are deep this week.  That may not help you depending on your situation, but there’s plenty to go around.  I’m thinking that most of you Rotobahners are in good shape as the waiver wire has been fruitful lately and we’ve been on most of…

WR Rankings Week 14 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 14 Wide Receiver Rankings! Interesting week for receivers.  The quality at the top withers quickly—leaving us with fewer stud plays and fewer typical WR3 plays than what we’re used to.  That being said, with no teams on the bye, the viable flex plays stretch on for miles and miles.  This is…

QB Rankings Week 14 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to Week 14 and the Week 14 Quarterback Rankings! It’s not a great week for QB plays, with a lot of guys in tough matchups and with Brees and Big Ben in road matchups.  This is probably good news for those folks who have an average quarterback.  I’m pretty comfortable starting anybody in the…

The Waiver Wire 12/4

Posted December 4, 2018

Welcome to Week 14, and congrats on still reading the waiver wire. It means you’re still alive and playing for the big prize! Over the last few weeks, we’ve gotten into building depth and stashing upside players. On the Week 12 waiver wire podcast I went through all of the handcuff options, so hopefully you’ve…

TE Rankings Week 13 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 30, 2018

Welcome to the Week 13 Tight End Rankings! This is maybe the roughest position out there with so many ugly situations and injuries.  Gronk is back to some degree, which helps, and we get Kelce back from his bye week, so at least we have some strength at the top. If you are in a…

RB Rankings Week 13 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 13 Running Back Rankings! I put in a few good hours on the backs already but there is still more work to do.  I’ll have the flex level options ranked a bit tighter by the time I finalize everything this weekend. There are a lot of moving backfields and backfield with…

WR Rankings Week 13 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 29, 2018

Welcome to the Week 13 Wide Receiver rankings! It’s a big week and I’ll be grinding the WR rankings a lot between now and the update—both for DFF and especially for seasonal.  Hopefully you have clear cut choices, but if not, hit me up on Twitter for a second opinion.  Tyreek Hill is in such…

QB Rankings Week 13 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 13 Quarterback rankings! It’s an ugly week for quarterbacks.  The good news is that there are no byes, so all that dreck in the deep QB2 range and beyond can be avoided in most cases.  In DFS, the main slate can be attacked from a bunch of angles.  Cam is definitely…

The Waiver Wire 11/27

Posted November 27, 2018

Welcome to the Week Thirteen Expanded Waiver Wire! It’s gut check time, with many of us playing for playoff spots or better yet, playoff byes. The NFL byes are, thankfully, over, so this week is about setting those rosters up with some plus matchups—just in case we need to go to our bench this week,…

TE Rankings Week 12 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 22, 2018

Welcome to the Week 12 Tight End Rankings. I’ve eyes these out and searched for injury info but it’s still early in the week save for the guys going tomorrow.  These will tightened up on Saturday. For tomorrow’s slate, I am looking at either finding a way to roster Jordan Reed or just punting the…

WR Rankings Week 12 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 12 Wide Receiver Rankings.  I’m more than a bit light on the Skinnys but will add some more when I do the update. I’m running out of time so the tight ends will be even skimpier.  Forgive me, folks.  It’s the holiday, and I’m jammed up like Spaceball 1. For info…

RB Rankings Week 12 (Updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 12 Running Back Rankings.  The elite backs are strong this week and the solid plays reach down into the twenties.  Most folks are probably in good shape this week and hopefully those of you with holes were able to land Gus Edwards or Josh Adams, who are both RB2 viable. I’ll…

QB Rankings Week 12 (updated Saturday)

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Happy Thanksgiving, Rotobahn Fam, and welcome to the Week 12 Quarterback Rankings.! My emphasis with the early rankings will be the Thursday games.  I’ll be doing some of my typical Wednesday research on Friday and that will probably cause more adjustments than usual when I do the Saturday update.  Just a little FYI there.  I…

The Waiver Wire 11/20

Posted November 20, 2018

Welcome to Week Twelve, the last week of the fantasy season with byes. And, even though we only lose two squads, the losses will be tough to take as the Chiefs and Rams have been the fantasy engines for most of this year’s league leading teams. Hopefully most of you are in position to take…

TE Rankings Week 11 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 16, 2018

Welcome to the Week 11 Tight End Rankings! There are a lot of good tight ends taking this week off.  In the case of Gronk, we’re glad to give him the rest.  Hopefully, he can come back off the bye looking like the real Gronk.  Kittle owners are feeling some pain this week and Njoku…

RB Rankings Week 11 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 11 Running Backs Rankings! It’s a tough week for RB depth.  The top 19 or so are pretty damn solid but it gets dicey as we move into the deep RB2s and flex plays.  These six bye weeks are survival contests.  I’ll be sweating out a few games this week for…

WR Rankings Week 11 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 15, 2018

Welcome to the Week 11 Wide Receiver Rankings! The byes cut deep this week but thankfully it’s a passing league, so we have plenty of flex level guys we can target in desperate situations.  I’ll keep grinding the deeper targets between now and the Saturday update and hopefully we get those flex level options sorted…

QB Rankings Week 11 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 11 Quarterback Rankings! This is a brutal week for setting lineups in deep leagues.  The Cooper Kupp injury has really hurt yours truly this week.  What a tough break for the Rams and for their young receiver.  Hopefully Kupp will have a strong recovery in 2019, because he’s been a joy…

The Waiver Wire 10/13

Posted November 13, 2018

Week 11 is here, and we have a whopping six teams on their bye weeks. That will lead to a feverishly competitive free agent market, especially if your league’s standings are tightly packed, like most of mine are. Sorry for the delay with getting this up on the site.  I was recording a pod with…

TE Rankings Week 10 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 8, 2018

Welcome to the Week 10 Tight End Rankings. I’ve been crazy busy the last two days and I’m heading out this evening for some much needed recreation, so the early rankings are not as tight as they normally are.  I’ll get them up to speed over the next two days. The bye losses are negligible…

RB Rankings Week 10 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 10 Running Back Rankings. I’ve been crazy busy the last two days and I’m heading out this evening for some much needed recreation, so the early rankings are not as tight as they normally are.  I’ll get them up to speed over the next two days. Gurley leads the way as…

WR Rankings Week 10 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 10 Wide Receiver Rankings. I’ve been crazy busy the last two days and I’m heading out this evening for some much needed recreation, so the early rankings are not as tight as they normally are.  I’ll get them up to speed over the next two days. I like both passing games…

QB Rankings Week 10 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 10 Quarterback Rankings. I’ve been crazy busy the last two days and I’m heading out this evening for some much needed recreation, so the early rankings are not as tight as they normally are.  I’ll get them up to speed over the next two days. Tonight’s game is not a hard…

The Waiver Wire 11/6

Posted November 6, 2018

Week 10 is here and we have four teams on their bye weeks. That will lead to a competitive free agent market, so get your teams organized. Next week, we go back to six teams at rest, so if this week isn’t hitting you all that hard, you should try and look ahead to Week…

TE Rankings Week 9 (updated Saturday)

Posted November 1, 2018

Welcome to the Week 9 Tight End Rankings! Yikes.  I really wish I could just avoid this week’s tight ends.  It’s just so ugly once you get past Kelce at the top.  I’ll be keeping an eye out for any streaming options that break free in the next day or so.  Right now, it’s looking…

RB Rankings Week 9 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 9 Running Back Rankings! There are obviously a lot of strong options on the bye this week.  It’s obvious as you scan down the rankings but you can see it in the top ten as well.  The good news, if you are struggling, is that it’s tough all around.  Expect some…

WR Rankings Week 9 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 9 Wide Receiver Rankings! It’s tough out there for receivers with at least 15 playable options sitting out on byes.  You really feel it when you get into the WR3s, which are pretty light all the way through and that makes the flexes pretty shaky as well. For Week 9 DFF,…

QB Rankings Week 9 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 9 Quarterback Rankings! With six quarterbacks on the bye, it’s a challenging week for streamers.  Derek Carr and Case Keenum are probably going to be popular starts for teams who live off the waiver wire.  Good luck with that, folks. In DFS, my focus is near the top of the board…

The Waiver Wire 10/30

Posted October 30, 2018

Welcome to Week 9!  With six teams on the bye, the free agent marketplace is going to be like Walmart on Black Friday. So buckle up and get ready by checking out today’s wire. I will continue to add names and update this article as more NFL trades occur. The article will be finalized by…

TE Rankings Week 8 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 25, 2018

Welcome to the Week 8 Tight End Rankings! As I did with the quarterbacks, running backs and receivers, I just want to take a quick second to remind folks that these rankings get posted early in my weekly process.  I spend Monday and Tuesday largely looking back, as I put the Waiver Wire articles and…

RB Rankings Week 8 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 8 Running Back Rankings! As I did with the quarterbacks and receivers, I just want to take a quick second to remind folks that these rankings get posted early in my weekly process.  I spend Monday and Tuesday largely looking back, as I put the Waiver Wire articles and podcast together. …

WR Rankings Week 8 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 8 Wide Receiver Rankings! As I did with the quarterbacks, I just want to take a quick second to remind folks that these rankings get posted early in my weekly process.  I spend Monday and Tuesday largely looking back, as I put the Waiver Wire articles and podcast together.  On Wednesday,…

QB Rankings Week 8 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 8 Quarterback Rankings! I just want to take a quick second to remind folks that these rankings get posted early in my weekly process.  I spend Monday and Tuesday largely looking back, as I put the Waiver Wire articles and podcast together.  On Wednesday, I start organizing the new week and…

The Expanded Waiver Wire

Posted October 23, 2018

Welcome to Week 8!  With four teams on the bye, the free agent marketplace is going to be competitive. Hopefully you’ve been stocking up in recent weeks, because our stash plays have been hitting all over the place. If not, you can hopefully strike tonight and get your squad in good position for all of…

TE Rankings Week 7 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 18, 2018

Welcome to the Week 7 Tight End Rankings! Tight end is a veritable party position this week. There are a few guys missing due to the bye, but we are getting guys like Olsen, Engram and OJ Howard (last week) back and that helps a lot. If you are streaming, there are good options. In…

RB Rankings Week 7 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 7 Running Back Rankings! There is a lot of strength at the top this week.  It’s really too bad that the best games are off the main slate again.  I love Barkley and Gurley this week and it’d be fun jamming them both into a Milly Maker lineup.  I’m definitely doing…

WR Rankings Week 7 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 7 Wide Receiver Rankings! The receivers are a bit light this week and it’s mostly due to the deepest bye cuts so far this season. You really feel it once you have four teams at rest. And we’d better get used to it, because it will be without 4 or 6…

QB Rankings Week 7 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 7 Quarterback Rankings! It’s a bit of a challenge to find a good quarterback this week if you are streaming in a 12-team league.  Both of tonight’s choices are bad, and with Big Ben, Russ, Rodgers and Carr all out, there are plenty of teams looking for an Week 7 option….

The Waiver Wire 10/16

Posted October 16, 2018

Welcome to the expanded waiver wire! As we head into Week 7, things are getting much more defined. The great stash options are fewer and further between and most fantasy teams are searching for immediate help. This week’s wire will reflect these trends.   The Week 7 bye teams are Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Oakland and Seattle….

TE Rankings Week 6 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 11, 2018

Welcome to the Week 6 Tight End Rankings! No big bye losses this week which is good since the TE position has been ravaged by injury all year.  Tonight’s game in New York will feature tight ends on only one team.  The Giants will be without Evan Engram and his backup Rhett Ellison.  Garrett Dickerson…

RB Rankings Week 6 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 6 RB Rankings! Yikes.  It’s sort of ugly out there for running backs.  The Saints took two of the top 12 guys with them on their bye week.  We’re missing several more to injury and the NFL is throwing the ball a ton.  It’s tough sledding if you are searching for…

WR Rankings Week 6 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 6 WR Rankings! I chose Adam Thielen for the top spot in the rankings this week because he’s earned it and because I love the way this week’s matchup with Arizona sets up for him.  Welcome to the top spot, Adam!  Always cool to get a first timer up there.  Tonight’s…

QB Rankings Week 6 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 6 QB Rankings! I had two appointments this morning.  One with my optometrist and the other with my dentist.  Yeah, another rough Thursday.  Not to worry, the novocain (I hate the stuff so much) has worn off and I’m busy with rankings.  I should have everything thing posted by about 8pm. …

The Waiver Wire 10/9

Posted October 9, 2018

Hey all!  I’ve been a little jammed today so I’m keeping the format from the WEEI waiver wire and adding to it. As we head into Week 6, there is a lot of quality out there for those of you in typical leagues. It’s a little tougher for the deep leaguers, and I’ll be adding…

TE Rankings Week 5 (updated Saturday)

Posted October 4, 2018

Welcome to the Week 5 TE Rankings! It’s tough out there for tight ends.  We lose a few options on the bye with Tampa and Chicago.  We’re also down Greg Olsen, Evan Engram and Jack Doyle and we know about Hunter Henry.  Tyler Eifert’s story was fun while it lasted, but that’s over.  The position…

RB Rankings Week 5 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 5 RB Rankings! There’s strength at the top again, with a strong bunch of RB1s.  Of course, that’s no consolation for Le’Veon Bell owners or for Fournette owners like myself. And, full disclosure, I said I had no 1-3 teams on the podcast, and I was wrong.  My Fournette team is…

WR Rankings Week 5 (Updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 5 WR Rankings! You’ll notice that we have a lot of receivers listed.  That’s due to the number of questionable players out there.  The Saturday (or maybe Sunday) update will be a major one.  There are more players in flux this week than we seen so far in 2018. It’s ironic…

QB Rankings Week 5 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 5 QB Rankings.  It’s a rough day for yours truly as I had a suboptimal dental experience this morning.  The Novocain’s wearing off now so if today’s rankings are a bit shall we say, to the point and blunt, you know why.  I’ll do my best.  I’m getting a late start,…

The Waiver Wire 10/2

Posted October 2, 2018

Sorry for the delay, folks.  We’ve had some serious weather stuff around my area and family comes first.  Btw, tornadoes are scary. As we head into Week 5, the Waiver Wire is not as chock-full as it was a week or two ago, but there’s still some talent to mine. The byes are upon us…

TE Rankings Week 4 (updated Saturday)

Posted September 27, 2018

Welcome to the Week 4 Tight End Rankings! The tight end injuries are really starting to pile up now.  Hunter Henry got taken out during the offseason, so we got started early.  Now we have Greg Olsen (bye week) Evan Engram, Jack Doyle and Jake Butt out, and for Butt it’s his second season-ending ACL…

RB Rankings Week 4 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 4 Running Back Rankings! It’s not an easy time for running backs in seasonal leagues, with so many RBBCs and injuries.  And now, we have our first bye week taking a bite as well, with both AP and McCaffrey out, not to mention Chris Thompson. Thankfully, some of the backs filling…

WR Rankings Week 4 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 4 Wide Receiver Rankings! Receiver is not currently a problem position for most of us seasonal players.  There are plenty of good options to go around in shallow to mid-sized leagues.  The running backs are another story as we’ll see in my next article.   My favorite receiving options for DFF…

QB Rankings Week 4 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 4 Quarterback Rankings! It’s the first of the bye weeks so a few of you may be looking for streamers. I’ll keep grinding these rankings up until my Saturday update, so check back if you are mulling a big decision.  Right now, my favorite streamers are Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum….

The Waiver Wire 9/25

Posted September 25, 2018

Week 4 is upon us, folks, and if you need some players to target, I have some suggestions. A bunch of our players from last week’s wire broke out, including a few of my stash options. I think it’s safe to say that this will be your last chance to get Calvin Ridley. The same…

TE Rankings Week 3 (updated Saturday)

Posted September 20, 2018

Welcome to the Week 3 Tight End Rankings! It’s not a bad week for tight ends.  The position is pretty well stacked right now.  We have Hayden Hurst still out, and obviously we have the Greg Olsen injury, and Hunter Henry never left the station.  Though there are rumors that Henry could return late this…

RB Rankings Week 3 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 3 Running Back Rankings! It’s definitely rough out there for the runners.  There are some big names who are not playing and we have a few full blown committee situations as well. Once you stare at it for a while, you want to just close the spread sheet and have a…

WR Rankings Week 3 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 3 Wide Receiver Rankings! It’s a relatively full week as far as receivers go. No byes and not many injuries. Josh Gordon adds some drama to the Patriots receiving group and Antonio Brown added some to Pittsburgh’s with his late-game and early week behavior. That seems to be calming down though,…

QB Rankings Week 3 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 3 Quarterback Rankings! Finding a starter is no problem this week for the streamers. The passers are playable pretty deep into the player pool. In fact, it’s only the bottom three options that really make me want to lose my lunch. As far as options I really like a lot, we…

Waiver Wire 9/18

Posted September 18, 2018

Welcome to Week 3, folks. Things are starting to take shape and all of our teams fit into three scenarios. You have the undefeated teams, the winless and the 1-1 crew. In today’s column, my primary concern is for the winless. The reasons for this are many, but mostly I want to make sure that…

TE Rankings Week 2 (updated Saturday)

Posted September 13, 2018

Welcome to the Week 2 Tight End Rankings.  It’s started.  We lost Greg Olsen and Delanie Walker last week, which obviously sucks canal water for their fantasy GMs.  On the plus side, we do get to watch a few of the better young tight end prospects get their shot, and I am looking forward to watching both…

RB Rankings Week 2 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 2 Running Back Rankings.  The RBs are currently deep as all get out, but there’s an obvious catch.  The second tier RB2s are relatively weak because teams are playing so many backs.  We’ll be able to drill down on each backfield better as weeks go by.  You’ll probably notice that, once…

WR Rankings Week 2 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 2 Wide Receiver Rankings.  There is serious strength at the top this week.  I REALLY like the top 7 options, but they are priced accordingly on DraftKings so we’ll have some tough choices to sift through this weekend, for DFS purposes. So Dallas’ offense was off to put it mildly. They…

QB Rankings Week 2 (updated Saturday)

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Welcome to the Week 2 QB Rankings.  This is a tougher week relative to Week 1 as we have some good options in tough matchups and we have a few injuries to deal with.  The most notable quarterback injury was Aaron Rodgers, who pulled a Willis Reed and came back after being carted off, and,…

The Waiver Wire 9/11

Posted September 11, 2018

As the fallout from a typically crazy Week 1 settles, it’s time to pick up the pieces and get our teams set up for future success.  We’re all either 1-0 or 0-1 so don’t you dare let a bad opening result diminish your competitive spirit.  Things are just getting started. If you have specific questions…

TE Rankings Week 1 (updated Sunday)

Posted September 6, 2018

The tight end pool is deep and high-quality right now.  Let’s just hope it lasts as we’ve had some tough seasons lately as far as tight end injuries are concerned.  Granted, the Chargers have already lost Hunter Henry, so all is not perfect, but we certainly have quality depth right now.  I’m very comfy starting…

WR Rankings Week 1 (updated Sunday)

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This is the week where you really love having stud receivers, because the lineup choices get really tough the further you go down the rankings.  This will get easier as we move ahead and roles become established, but it’s a shell game right now. The field is crazy deep.  You will have no issues finding…

RB Rankings Week 1 (updated Sunday)

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With the exception of the Le’Veon Bell teams, this is a pretty easy week.  Hopefully you Bell folks made the right call and also landed James Conner.  If you did, you may not miss Bell all that much in the near term.  Conner’s a good back and he’s raring to go. The field is deep…

QB Rankings Week 1 (updated Sunday)

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There’s no shortage of signal callers right now, that is for sure.  Most teams have healthy quarterbacks as of now and all teams are operating under Week 1 optimism.  Of course, that’s going to change fast for at least 16 teams over the next five days. This week we have a very strong upper tier…

The Rotobahn 500 (updated 9/5)

Posted August 28, 2018

Finally!  The rankings have grown, and now include team DEF and, as requested, even PKs.  The 500 is going to be updated often until drafting ends next Wednesday so check back when your draft is upon you for the most up-to-date rankings.  The individual positional rankings may lag behind a bit, so always come here…

The 2018 Cheat Sheet (updated 9/5)

Posted August 23, 2018

I’ll keep grinding this cheat sheet, but here’s where I’m at right now.  Each time I do a draft, I make some changes and get it a little tighter.  This will updated almost every day from now until drafting season ends on about September fifth. I have it in PDF form right now, but will…

Welcome Home!

Posted August 2, 2018

Welcome home, Rotobahners!  It’s been a while!  As most of you know, the old website was in need of an upgrade and said upgrade is underway, though it is a bit of a work in-progress.  That’s something for me to worry about though, because the good news is that we’ll be posting all of the…

2018 WR Rankings (updated 8/30)

Posted August 1, 2018

The receiver rankings are here and I will be updating like crazy throughout the preseason.  By next week I’ll have the top 100 options posted with blurbs for most of them.  Today I have the top 80, but they get looser as you get deeper into the ranks.  The guys listed after 50 are fluid…

2018 RB Rankings (updated 8/30)

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This is my opening salvo on the 2018 running backs, but keep your eyes on this space because it will be updated often—with more player blurbs and a rankings update coming next week.  I have the top 75 backs ranked here, but that number will expand to 100 in the next update. As has been…

2018 QB Rankings (updated 8-30)

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Quarterback drafting should be easy in 2018.  It shouldn’t be a source of fantasy football stress.  Seriously, there’s plenty of things to worry about when trying to construct a fantasy winner this year, so don’t create more of them for no good reason.   As I have said every year since we opened back in…

2018 TE Rankings (updated 8/30)

Posted July 27, 2018

The 2018 tight end pool is very deep, and you can find solutions all over the place, including way down in the rankings amongst the TE3s.  The things is, if you want a legit advantage, you’ll either need to spend some real draft capital or hit on a rising talent—of which there are many.  The…