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  • Is Blaine Gabbert a Cautionary Tale For Carson Wentz Buyers?

    By: Pete Davidson : March 26, 2016 3:18pm

      I’m not going to lie here. I am a fan of Carson Wentz’s game. Perhaps not as big a fan as some, like Mike Mayock, but I like what Wentz brings to the table and I am bullish on his long term potential. As I watched some of Wentz’s film the other day, I... Read full article

  • Choosing a DraftKings Defense and Week 4 Recommendations

    By: Pete Davidson : October 03, 2015 8:07am

    I cannot tell a lie. I like to pay for my defense when I play tournaments on DraftKings. That’s not to say that I always buy the most expensive one. I want the one I want and I will pay to get it. Perhaps a better way to describe my defensive philosophy is that I... Read full article

  • DraftKings Week 3: Evolving Value

    By: Pete Davidson : September 26, 2015 3:53pm

    If you listen to the Fantasy Football Hour (as you should!), you know that Jim and I like to talk about evolving value every week. You can call it anything you like, but evolving value is just a way of saying mispriced player, and it’s usually related to injury. A... Read full article

  • A Tale of Two Receivers

    By: Pete Davidson : September 26, 2015 9:21am

    A few years back, when Coach Turner and I were working on the 2012 rookie rankings, there were two small receivers who really caught our eyes. They were T.Y. Hilton and Travis Benjamin. We debated at length about which one had the better future and we eventually agreed... Read full article

  • Why the Jets Should Release Percy Harvin Early

    By: Pete Davidson : March 07, 2015 2:31pm

    I am sure somebody will bark at me about how the Jets owe Percy Harvin nothing and that they should explore recouping some value in a trade, but hear me out on this. First of all, no way do they get anything in a deal, when Harvin will cost 10.5 million this year. Any... Read full article

  • RB Handcuffs 11/18

    By: Pete Davidson : November 18, 2014 4:43pm

    This is a listing of all the running back handcuffs that I would try to set up if I had the lead back. I have omitted teams with no clear lead back or teams that have more than one back who is largely owned like Detroit, New Orleans, Philadelphia or Buffalo. In 12-team... Read full article

  • Assessing the Ravens Backfield

    By: Pete Davidson : September 08, 2014 4:00pm

    Ray Rice is finished and nobody should be shedding any tears for him.  As fantasy GMs, we move on and assess the new Ravens backfield.  Here’s what we have. Bernard Pierce - He has the most value but he’s proven to be less than durable and he was given a... Read full article

  • A Quick Look at Dan Herron, RB, Colts

    By: Pete Davidson : August 10, 2014 9:54am

    I’ve gotten a few e-mails about Indianapolis RB Dan Herron, who obviously popped a bit this week in the Colts preseason game versus the Jets. Herron carried the ball seven times for 26 yards and also caught six passes for 36 yards including a nice 12-yard touchdown from... Read full article

  • Quick Mock from the 12-Hole

    By: Pete Davidson : August 09, 2014 12:20pm

    I’ve uploaded a screen shot of a mock I did this morning over at Fantasy Football Calculator. I chose the 12-hole because it’s one of the tougher positions to draft from this year if not the toughest. You have to a find a way to build depth and still have enough... Read full article

  • Travis Kelce is back!

    By: Pete Davidson : August 08, 2014 2:24pm

    If there was one performance that really stood out Thursady night, it was Travis Kelce's. It’s not that we didn't know the Chiefs' young tight end was capable of big plays, but the speed he showed on his touchdown has us thinking that his micro fracture was a big... Read full article

  • Franklin’s Injury Could Lock Eddie Lacy Into True Bell-Cow Status

    By: Pete Davidson : June 18, 2014 3:43pm

    With the new information on Johnathan Franklin’s neck, we are even higher on Eddie Lacy's fantasy prospects.  Assuming the unfortunate news on Franklin holds true, Eddie Lacy is now in line to be a true bell cow back for the Packers.  The second year back is facing... Read full article

  • Keep an Eye on Cierre Wood

    By: Pete Davidson : June 18, 2014 10:57am

    With new speculation that Ray Rice may face a stiff suspension, there is even more reason to pick apart the Raven’s backfield. With most of the talk so far being confined to Bernard Pierce, Lorenzo Taliaferro and even Justin Forsett, we’d like to remind folks not to... Read full article

  • The Raiders’ Receivers and the Panthers’ Need

    By: Pete Davidson : June 13, 2014 11:22am

    I read some news that got me thinking this morning. It seems that Andre Holmes is making a move on Denarius Moore for the third spot on the depth chart in Oakland. A few quick bullet points on this and then a point on a potential deal with Carolina—which is, of course,... Read full article

  • Bump up the Buccaneers Quarterbacks

    By: Pete Davidson : May 11, 2014 4:12pm

    The redraft value of Josh McCown got a serious shot in the arm yesterday. He went from a man with one good option to a man with a host of good options. And, most of the players the Bucs drafted at the skill positions are game-ready.  That includes Robert Herron, whom they... Read full article

  • Bench RGIII

    By: Pete Davidson : December 11, 2013 5:30am

    Washington should bench Robert Griffin and it’s a pretty obvious decision when you look at the Redskins’ situation. No matter who you are and no matter who you think should coach the team, the benching of Griffin is an all-time no-brainer. It’s a no-brainer for the... Read full article

  • RB Handcuffs as of 12/3

    By: Pete Davidson : December 03, 2013 9:36pm

    These are the most essential handcuff options. The starters for these teams play in backfields that are not committee backfields and that have a player that we consider to be a worthy handcuff option. Most of these backups only have significant stand-alone value in... Read full article

  • Week 9: Falcons at Panthers

    By: Pete Davidson : November 04, 2013 11:17pm

    First, let's look at the Panthers.  It was a typical fantasy day for Cam Newton, who, despite missing a lot of throws, found a way to get it done in the end. He threw for 249 yards and a touchdown to tight Greg Olsen. Those are pedestrian numbers, but, as usual,... Read full article

  • Week 9: Chiefs at Bills

    By: Pete Davidson : November 04, 2013 8:50pm

    The Chiefs beat the Bills yesterday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, and there was a lot to talk about from a fantasy perspective. For the Chiefs, Jamaal Charles was his usual productive self with 90 yards rushing and six receptions. Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was good enough... Read full article

  • Week 9: Titans at Rams

    By: Pete Davidson : November 04, 2013 5:17pm

    There were a lot of good fantasy nuggets in this matchup. The two things that really jump off the screen when you watch the game are tailbacks Chris Johnson for the Titans and Zac Stacy for the Rams. Johnson ran with the kind of burst and speed that we’ve come to... Read full article

  • A quick look at Zac Stacy

    By: Pete Davidson : November 03, 2013 6:31pm

    Zac Stacy, of the St. Louis Rams, is a tailback that we liked a lot going all the way back to before the 2013 NFL draft.  Stacy broke out last week with a 134 yard rushing performance against a tough Seattle defense. He also suffered an ankle injury towards the end of the... Read full article

  • Mike James, RB, Tampa Bay Bucs

    By: Pete Davidson : October 21, 2013 1:09am

    With news of Doug Martin’s shoulder injury, I thought it was a good time to talk about Martin’s backup, Mike James.  James filled in for Martin and ran for 45 yards on 14 carries.  He also caught 3 balls for 8 yards.  If Martin’s injury proves bad enough to cost him... Read full article

  • Tavarres King, WR, Broncos

    By: Pete Davidson : October 16, 2013 12:03am

    All of the injuries in Green Bay have caused to the Broncos to preemptively sign WR Tavarres King from their practice squad. The move says one thing loud and clear. The Broncos do not want to lose King. That means the kid can probably play a little.  We agree!  He's an... Read full article

  • Week 6 Free Agent Chat

    By: Pete Davidson : October 08, 2013 6:26pm

    Welcome to our first Free Agent Chat.  This is the place to ask questions about the Waiver Wire and to get a second opinion on your free agent targets and waiver claims.  If you are torn on which player to claim, we're here for you. To get the best possible answer,... Read full article

  • The Miami Backfield ... Lamar Miller vs. Daniel Thomas

    By: Pete Davidson : October 03, 2013 11:18pm

    After an offseason of Lamar Miller hype, it’s been a near split between Miller and 3rd year back Daniel Thomas as we head into Week 5. It’s hard to figure just what HC Joe Philbin and OC MIke Sherman are up to here. It’s also probably fair to include GM Jeff Ireland... Read full article

  • The Giants Backfield

    By: Pete Davidson : October 03, 2013 7:34pm

    Giants HC Tom Coughlin spoke up about his backfield in the wake of Da’Rel Scott’s release.  Based on what the coach had to say, Brandon Jacobs and David Wilson are both going to get a bump in value. Scott wasn’t producing much in terms of stats, but he was playing... Read full article

  • Johnathan Franklin, RB, Packers

    By: Pete Davidson : October 03, 2013 5:15pm

    Johnathan Franklin is more than just a guy with a terribly spelled name. As I said before the draft, this is a player with a good NFL skill set. It’s true that going to a team that had already drafted Eddie Lacy was a blow to his fantasy value, but Franklin is still an... Read full article

  • Trade Questions?  Put ‘em Here!

    By: Pete Davidson : September 26, 2013 6:16pm

    Hey, folks. Since we no longer have our forums due to out-of-control spamming, I wanted to offer an area for trade questions. You need to register to post just like with the forums, but registration is free and we don't use your info in any way that would bug you. Quite... Read full article

  • Andre Ellington, RB, Cardinals

    By: Pete Davidson : September 16, 2013 10:45pm

    Cardinals tailback Andre Ellington, one of my favorite backs in the year’s class, has been involved early on--playing significant snaps behind starter Rashard Mendenhall. You can read Ellington’s pre-draft scouting report here. It’s got some good highlight footage... Read full article

  • Joseph Fauria, TE, Lions

    By: Pete Davidson : September 14, 2013 9:55pm

    Week 1 Update I was a bit surprised to see Fauria so involved so early but it's a very good sign for his long term value.  If you want to see his touchdown, you can view it here.  He's a viable add in large leagues and obviously in dynasty and keeper formats. From... Read full article

  • Kerwynn Williams, RB, Colts

    By: Pete Davidson : September 13, 2013 8:06pm

    Williams is a smallish rookie tailback out of Utah State and he is now a player to monitor with the season-ending injury to Vick Ballard. Ahmad Bradshaw is going to the starter, but we all know about Bradshaw’s trouble with staying healthy. Williams is now close to... Read full article

  • Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins

    By: Pete Davidson : September 12, 2013 12:53am

    Jordan Reed out of Florida was a tight end that really impressed us on film this offseason.  I was obviously further intrigued when he landed with RGIII and Mike Shanahan in D.C.  Then came news of a very odd knee/thigh injury that had a somewhat open-ended if not... Read full article

  • Free Agent Questions

    By: Pete Davidson : September 10, 2013 7:40pm

    Hey, folks.  Since we no longer have our forums due to out-of-control spamming, I wanted to offer an area for free agent questions.  You need to register to post just like with the forums, but registration is free and we don't use your info in any way that would bug you.... Read full article

  • Beware of Overreaction

    By: Pete Davidson : September 06, 2013 5:10pm

    It’s just one game, folks. Don’t worry about the fact that you might be behind by sixty points before your team has even taken the field. Big games happen. Peyton Manning happens. Why they were throwing at the end of that game is another story, but it counts for... Read full article

  • The Steelers Backfield

    By: Pete Davidson : September 02, 2013 2:59am

    Just a quick note for those of you drafting tonight or tomorrow.  With the release of Jonathan Dwyer, the Steelers backfield is a total mess in the short term.  Isaac Redman would appear to be the back to own, with both Felix Jones and LaRod Stephens-Howling playing roles... Read full article

  • Rookie Update: Joseph Fauria, TE, Lions

    By: Pete Davidson : August 23, 2013 4:38am

    One of our favorite rookie tight ends, Joseph Fauria just scored on the Patriots, showing the length and speed that we saw on tape a few months back. Fauria gives the Lions a legit size/speed guy that they get nowhere else outside of Megatron.  He's worth keeping an eye... Read full article

  • Aaron Mellete’s Redraft Value Could Be Rising

    By: Pete Davidson : August 23, 2013 12:23am

    I’m going to be keeping a close eye on Ravens WR Aaron Mellette tonight as he and his teammates square off against the Panthers. Mellette fell off the radar after a rough start to camp but he’s produced touchdowns in both preseason games, albeit against backups. And,... Read full article

  • Assessing Jonathan Dwyer’s Value in the Wake of Bell’s Injury

    By: Pete Davidson : August 22, 2013 7:49pm

    Rotobahn regulars know that we like big Jon Dwyer as a back. He’s far better than he gets credit for in the fantasy football community. Why Dwyer’s stock is so low, I can only guess at and doing so serves no real purpose here. The pertinent question is, what is he... Read full article

  • The Jon Baldwin for A.J. Jenkins Swap

    By: Pete Davidson : August 21, 2013 3:11pm

    The 49ers and Chiefs just completed a trade that makes a ton of sense for the Chiefs and plenty for Frisco as well. The teams swapped two former first rounder receivers both in need of a fresh situation. The Chiefs get A.J. Jenkins, taken 30th in the 2012 draft, a... Read full article

  • Tough Sledding For Injury-Prone Backs

    By: Pete Davidson : August 16, 2013 1:32am

    I hate to bail on players. I especially hate to bail on talented players. I’ll never take a player with starter’s talent off of my board completely, but there are times when certain players get into situations that make them exceedingly unappealing at their average... Read full article

  • Why I loved the Bills’ Draft

    By: Pete Davidson : August 15, 2013 10:37pm

    From an offensive standpoint, and from a value standpoint, I loved what the Bills did in the draft this year. Not only did they get good players with good talent, they got players that fit well with their existing personnel. They say speed kills, and speed is what you see... Read full article

  • The Return of Jermichael?

    By: Pete Davidson : August 14, 2013 10:48pm

    Number 88 has been quiet the last few years in Green Bay, but, there was a time when Jermichael Finley was a household name among fantasy geeks, myself included. After suffering a season-ending knee injury in 2010, Finley came back pretty strong with career best numbers... Read full article

  • Preseason Game Cap: Seahawks at Chargers

    By: Pete Davidson : August 09, 2013 11:49pm

    As I said with our first Game Cap this morning, these are not comprehensive game reviews. Rather, Game Caps are a way for our readers to catch up on the key fantasy information that we find in each game. Starting RB Ryan Mathews looks healthy and ran with good power.... Read full article

  • Preseason Game Cap: Redskins at Titans

    By: Pete Davidson : August 09, 2013 4:09am

    This is the first of many Preseason Game Caps that we'll be releasing.   These are not comprehensive game reviews. Rather, Game Caps are a way to catch up on the key fantasy information that we find in each game.  Yes, we watch them all. The Redskins came out with a lot... Read full article

  • Preseason Game Cap: Rams at Browns

    By: Pete Davidson : August 09, 2013 3:23am

    As I said with our first Game Cap, these are not comprehensive game reviews. Rather, Game Caps are a way for our readers to catch up on the key fantasy information that we find in each game. Yes, we watch them all.  I'll be back with the Bengals and Falcons a little later... Read full article

  • A quick mock from the 7th hole…

    By: Pete Davidson : July 23, 2013 10:03pm

    I thinks it’s time for a mock article and since I just completed a mock over at FFC, I’ll use it to outline a solid draft approach from a middle draft position.  It was a 12-team draft with a standard lineup and no flex position.  It's standard scoring versus PPR.... Read full article

  • Is Tavon Austin Going Too Soon?

    By: Pete Davidson : July 22, 2013 1:06am

    Everybody knows about Rams rookie WR Tavon Austin. When you weigh 174 pounds and get taken with the eighth selection at the NFL Draft, people rightfully take notice and get excited. And, when you scout him, that excitement does not ebb. There is a whole lot to like about... Read full article

  • Things Are Looking Up For Le’Veon

    By: Pete Davidson : July 21, 2013 5:40pm

    A few weeks back I wrote a piece about the Steelers’ backfield and wondered if it could really be as simple as ... Le’Veon Bell. It may be, if Ed Bouchette is correct in his article in today’s Gazette. The basic summation is that Bell is the coming future and that... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Rob Housler, TE, Cardinals

    By: Pete Davidson : July 10, 2013 4:07am

    Regular Rotobahn readers know of our love for Rob Housler’s game. We liked him quite a bit when he came out of Florida Atlantic. Here was our initial assessment of Housler heading into his rookie season. “We like this guy. He is going to be a player. He will likely... Read full article

  • Keep an eye on Riley Cooper

    By: Pete Davidson : July 10, 2013 12:00am

    There’s word that Riley Cooper is on the roster bubble. Now, while I don’t really buy that, I think it’s worth pointing out that Cooper’s abilities exceed his statistical production as a pro. He’s been behind some very talented receivers, so his lack of playing... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: John Griffin, RB, Jets

    By: Pete Davidson : July 09, 2013 6:29pm

    File this scouting report under “expect the unexpected.” A few years ago, we recommended drafting a player with perhaps the most famous acronym in NFL history ... BJGE. BenJarvus Green-Ellis was a player that a lot of people knew about, but he was being summarily... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Alex Green, RB, Packers

    By: Pete Davidson : July 01, 2013 6:17pm

    It might be time to reacquaint Yourself With Alex Green.  A few years ago I wrote an article called “Meet Alex Green.” If you want to hear my thoughts on Green’s ability, go back and check it out. It’s got some solid footage form his days at Hawaii. Sadly, after I... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Armanti Edwards, WR, Panthers

    By: Pete Davidson : June 21, 2013 7:29pm

    Armanti Edwards was in Rotobahn’s first draft class back in 2010, the year we opened. We liked him as a long term prospect. “Here’s a guy to keep on your radar in keeper formats.  He’s very unlikely to make a big impact in 2010, but he could become a player over... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Aldrick Robinson, WR, Redskins

    By: Pete Davidson : June 07, 2013 6:30pm

    A few years ago we told you we liked Aldrick Robinson for the long term. “He’s got speed and he’s a big leaper who could do some nice things in Shanahan’s system. We like him in long term formats and he could have 2011 value if he starts somehow. If he doesn’t... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Kenny Stills, WR, Saints

    By: Pete Davidson : June 06, 2013 4:11pm

    One player that’s been very much under-the-radar is our guy Kenny Stills. We’re very excited about the team he went to and we like his talents as much as any other receiver on the New Orleans roster. You can check out our pre-draft report on Stills here.   Now... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Greg Little, WR, Browns

    By: Pete Davidson : June 04, 2013 3:16pm

    Little is a guy we’ve liked for some time. His strengths should be obvious to anybody who has seen him play. Little is big and strong and very athletic. He can elevate like a small forward and he runs very well for a man his size. If Little has areas of weakness,... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Jordy Nelson, WR, Packers

    By: Pete Davidson : May 28, 2013 3:30pm

    Jordy Nelson is currently one of the better values in fantasy football. That’s probably because he disappointed so many people in 2012. The thing is, last year is over and Nelson is now healthy. I like his odds of a bounce-back campaign in 2013 for a few reasons, some... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Rueben Randle, WR, Giants

    By: Pete Davidson : May 25, 2013 3:26pm

    This is not going to be news to all of you, but Rueben Randle is a really talented receiver. So much so that the Giants have been somewhat cagey in terms of extending the contracts of both Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks. Don’t get me wrong. I am all but certain that the... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Jared Cook, TE, Rams

    By: Pete Davidson : May 24, 2013 5:00pm

    The move from Tennessee to St. Louis has to be seen as a positive for tight end Jared Cook, who was left out of the game plan far too often as a Titan. It’s hard to fathom that the same fate will befall him in his new digs. There are a few very clear things working in... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Eli Manning, QB, Giants

    By: Pete Davidson : May 22, 2013 2:10pm

    Eli Manning, in comparison to recent years, is currently an afterthought in fantasy drafts. I’m a bit guilty myself having only nabbed Eli two times so far in mocks and both times as my 2nd option. Don’t get me wrong. In 2012, Manning had the kind of season that... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Bilal Powell, RB, Jets

    By: Pete Davidson : May 18, 2013 11:49pm

    Mike Goodson’s recent extracurricular activity has me thinking that Bilal Powell will be back on the fantasy radar soon ... and he could be a real value on draft day. Now, don’t get me wrong, Chris Ivory is the man in New York. He was the man before Mike Goodson... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Dwayne Allen, TE, Colts

    By: Pete Davidson : May 18, 2013 4:53pm

    Dwayne Allen is a player that lacks any sort of fantasy buzz, and, for the life of me, I can’t figure out why. I understand that Coby Fleener is also in Indy and I further understand that, as an offensive-minded tight end, Fleener has a longer NFL growth curve than does... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Dustin Keller, TE, Dolphins

    By: Pete Davidson : May 18, 2013 4:14pm

    Ex-Jet Dustin Keller is a huge statistical sleeper right now for a few reasons. First, he had an injury-plagued 2012 season in New York and he’s on a new team in 2013. Keller’s also a talent that has never truly broken out. There’s no big season for GMs to point to... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Michael Floyd, WR, Cardinals

    By: Pete Davidson : May 17, 2013 10:48pm

    Arizona’s Michael Floyd is a very interesting receiver, and, though we didn’t hate the Cardinals’ last coaching staff, we like Floyd’s chances of thriving in Bruce Arian’s offense. We also like the new stable of quarterbacks in Arizona, especially starter Carson... Read full article

  • Scouting Report: Terrell Sinkfield, WR, Northern Iowa

    By: Pete Davidson : May 15, 2013 11:23pm

    Terrell Sinkfield is a player that the entire Rotobahn staff loves. I wanted to give him some more pub before the draft but every time I searched for embeddable footage, it was sorely lacking. Now that I can show you some of what we saw from him last season, I wanted to... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Mark Ingram, RB, Saints

    By: Pete Davidson : May 09, 2013 6:19pm

    I have to say, I am surprised that there is not more Mark Ingram buzz out there. The deal sending Chris Ivory to the Jets should leave the early down work in New Orleans all to Ingram, whom the Saints are obviously committed to. So why, in 12-team leagues, can you... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals

    By: Pete Davidson : April 30, 2013 6:57pm

    Larry Fitzgerald’s fantasy value is at an all-time low as he heads into the final third of his hall of fame career. This will present GMs with an very nice buy-low opportunity in 2013. Perhaps nowhere is this opportunity more well-timed than in dynasty leagues, where... Read full article

  • Scouting Report: Brice Butler, WR, San Diego State

    By: Pete Davidson : April 28, 2013 1:00am

    Butler was one of our sleepers and he was taken in round seven by the Raiders, one round after taking RB Latavius Murray. Are these guys reading Rotobahn? It couldn’t hurt. Butler is an interesting prospect. He started out his career at USC and was a solid performer... Read full article

  • Scouting Report: Latavius Murray, RB, Central Florida

    By: Pete Davidson : April 27, 2013 11:38pm

    If you’ve even heard of RB Latavius Murray, give yourself a pat on the back.  He’s a huge hulking back out of Central Florida and is now a 6th round pick of the Oakland Raiders.  Murray, one of our late round sleepers, is a quirky runner with a narrow base that gets... Read full article

  • Scouting Report: Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas

    By: Pete Davidson : April 26, 2013 11:41pm

    With all the deserved draft buzz around Tavon Austin, we thought it would be good to highlight Texas’ Marquise Goodwin, who though lesser known, is just as fast as the zephyr from West Virginia.  Actually, if you go by the combine numbers, he's faster. Goodwin, in... Read full article

  • Scouting Report: Josh Boyce, WR, TCU

    By: Pete Davidson : April 24, 2013 11:36pm

    Boyce Reminds me a little bit of Randall Cobb without the great hands, but with more size and perhaps a bit more speed. He could be a real find for a team like New England or New Orleans. Boyce recently had surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot. The surgery took... Read full article

  • Scouting Report: Onterio McCalebb, RB-WR, Auburn

    By: Pete Davidson : April 24, 2013 3:25am

    With all the love that West Virginia’s Tavon Austin is getting from the draftniks and the media, I have to say that we’re surprised how little attention Auburn’s Onterio McCalebb is receiving. No, he is not in Austin’s class at this time, because he lacks the... Read full article

  • Scouting Report: Margus Hunt, DE, SMU

    By: Pete Davidson : April 23, 2013 4:07am

    Last week I asked you all to guess who our one defensive player would be. None of you did. So here we go. This is a first for us. We don’t do IDP at Rotobahn and we’re not a scouting service, but we have to talk about Margus Hunt. The Estonian, as we call him, is a... Read full article

  • Scouting Report: Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas

    By: Pete Davidson : April 23, 2013 3:48am

    Arkansas tailback Knile Davis is a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma. He is a bit like Texas A&M’s Christine Michael in that he often looks as good as any back in this draft class, but red flags keep him from being a viable first round alternative. Davis is... Read full article

  • Scouting Report: Miguel Maysonet, RB, Stony Brook

    By: Pete Davidson : April 20, 2013 8:06pm

    Miguel Maysonet, yet another small school gem, is one of our favorite players in the 2013 draft class. It’s hard to watch this kid run and not root for him. He is a talented and relentless running back with a serious motor. Miguel does not take plays off and fights for... Read full article

  • Scouting Report: Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M

    By: Pete Davidson : April 19, 2013 2:30am

    Texas A&M’s Christine Michael is quite possibly the best back in the 2013 draft class. I’m probably not the first person to say it, but it’s an important point to make with Michael, who possesses many special traits that often translate to success at the next level.... Read full article

  • Scouting Report: Emmanuel Lewis, QB, New Mexico Highlands

    By: Pete Davidson : April 18, 2013 1:58am

    I’m not going to lie. I don’t spend a lot of time watching film from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and New Mexico Highlands was not on my list as far as being a hotbed for potential NFL QB prospects. Having said that, at Rotobahn, as you may know, we do not... Read full article

  • Scouting Report: Sam McGuffie, WR, Rice

    By: Pete Davidson : April 17, 2013 1:06am

    After a few days watching Rice RB/WR Sam McGuffie on film, I have to say that I am pretty impressed. This guy really needs a nickname. If it wasn’t for Johnny Manziel, I’d call him Sammy Football. He’s that much of a natural football player. McGuffie is from Texas... Read full article

  • Scouting Report: Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma

    By: Pete Davidson : April 16, 2013 2:57am

    Landry Jones is not a name you will see on many underrated lists. He’s on a few overrated lists for sure and that’s what compelled us to include him among our list of 20 underrated prospects. Jones is a classic example of a player that gets killed for failing to live... Read full article

  • Scouting Report: Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson

    By: Pete Davidson : April 15, 2013 4:19am

    It’s a very deep draft for tailbacks and Andre Ellington, on tape, is one of my favorite talents in this draft class. He’s exciting with the ball in his hands and he has the potential to play on all three downs in the NFL. Ellington is not perfect. He still needs... Read full article

  • Scouting Report:  Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt

    By: Pete Davidson : April 14, 2013 2:39am

    This is yet another player that seems to be getting dissed by the general football media. I never hear anything about this kid and he has a lot of the NFL traits that we look for. Stacy performed well on the field for the Commodores and he posted solid numbers at the... Read full article

  • Scouting Report:  Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

    By: Pete Davidson : April 12, 2013 9:57pm

    Tennessee’s Cordarrelle Patterson has taken a long road to stardom. He put in two years at Hutchinson Community College before leaving for Tennessee where he spent just a single season.  A very electrifying single season which saw Patterson making plays and scoring... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Dennis Pitta, TE, Ravens

    By: Pete Davidson : April 11, 2013 11:35pm

    With Anquan Boldin’s departure from Baltimore, we see an increase in value for Dennis Pitta. Pitta, already an ascending player, was sharing the role of possession option with Boldin. We think he is more consistently involved going forward. It doesn’t hurt that... Read full article

  • Scouting Report:  Jeff Tuel, QB, Washington State

    By: Pete Davidson : April 11, 2013 11:07pm

    I’m back with another underrated player. Washington State’s Jeff Tuel is a quarterback that we like a whole lot. I have to say, we are amazed that some people aren’t even talking about this guy. The fact that he failed to get a combine invite was equally... Read full article

  • Scouting Report:  Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma

    By: Pete Davidson : April 10, 2013 9:34pm

    Here’s yet another prospect we’d like to see get some more respect. Kenny Stills has been a very consistent performer at Oklahoma and we feel that he possesses a lot of the skills needed to succeed at the next level. Stills is a very athletic kid and he’s a born... Read full article

  • Scouting Report:  Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA

    By: Pete Davidson : April 09, 2013 7:22pm

    UCLA’s top back is not exactly an under-the-radar prospect, but he is not getting the kind of respect we think he should.  He has picked up some steam since the combine, where he performed well and there’s now talk of him being taken in round two, which is where we... Read full article

  • Scouting Report:  Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M

    By: Pete Davidson : April 08, 2013 4:58pm

    Swope has been a lock as one of “our guys” for quite some time. This kid just doesn’t get enough love or respect. Perhaps it’s because he’s had the good fortune of playing with both Ryan Tannehill and then Johnny “Football” Manziel over the last two seasons.... Read full article

  • Scouting Report:  Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon

    By: Pete Davidson : April 07, 2013 3:24pm

    Barner fits the bill for our Twenty Players in Twenty Days theme. We’ll be posting early scouting reports on some of the players we feel are under-appreciated so far. We’re going to be singing about the unsung, and that’s just what Barner is. For some reason,... Read full article

  • Scouting Report: Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall

    By: Pete Davidson : April 06, 2013 4:22pm

    Aaron Dobson comes from a program rich in tradition and story lines both inspirational and sad. After watching as much tape as we could find on Marshall’s top receiver, I have to say, I am pretty impressed. Dobson looks like the next great Marshall product to us. The... Read full article

  • Scouting Report: Denard Robinson, QB-WR-RB, Michigan

    By: Pete Davidson : April 03, 2013 6:32pm

    We’ve spent a lot of time watching Denard Robinson the last few days. Quite honestly--we can’t stop. We’re having a bit of a Jim Schwartz moment.  The former Michigan quarterback is that electric.  It’s going to be very interesting to see where Robinson gets... Read full article

  • Scouting Report:  Colby Cameron, QB, Louisiana Tech

    By: Pete Davidson : March 16, 2013 5:15pm

    If Rotobahn was running an NFL team and we wanted to use a late pick on a quarterback, we’d be looking to draft Colby Cameron. Yes, Cameron lacks prototypical size and arm strength, but we think both issues, though legitimate, are somewhat overstated. His size coming... Read full article

  • Why not keep Tebow?

    By: Pete Davidson : March 15, 2013 7:07pm

    The release of Tim Tebow is a foregone conclusion no matter who you talk to these days. People treat it almost as if it has already happened. I have not heard one single member of the media even speculate that the Jets might be better off keeping Tim Tebow. This is... Read full article

  • The Welker Situation

    By: Pete Davidson : March 13, 2013 8:09pm

    I don’t make a habit out of questioning Bill Belichick. When the best head coach of the last ten plus years does something that surprises me, I usually look within and analyze why I am surprised. I generally just assume that the Patriots’ biggest brain knows something... Read full article

  • Dynasty Update: Lamar Miller, RB, Dolphins

    By: Pete Davidson : March 08, 2013 9:27pm

    My vacation is over!   Rotobahn is back, and I'll be adding plenty of content this offseason as we complete our rookie evaluations and other business. Next month, leading up to the draft, we’ll have some scouting reports on the prospects we like and we’ll do our... Read full article

  • Look out for LaMichael ... and AJ too

    By: Pete Davidson : November 29, 2012 4:51pm

    Two of our favorite rookie talents could be unveiled this weekend and I can’t lie--I’m excited to watch. We absolutely loved the 49er draft this year, but a crowded depth chart kept both RB LaMichael James (picked 61 overall) and WR A.J. Jenkins (30 overall) off of... Read full article

  • Trade Deadline

    By: Pete Davidson : November 15, 2012 3:28am

    In all of the leagues I participate in, the trade deadline is this weekend. That means intensified trade talks and probably a flurry of dealing. I’m posting on the blog to give all of you folks a place to put your questions and to add your trade ideas as well. Let’s... Read full article

  • Is it time to deal for Calvin Johnson?

    By: Pete Davidson : October 28, 2012 4:13pm

    Is it time to deal for Calvin Johnson?  This is a question that was posed to me the other day and it made me think. I own Calvin in most of my leagues and I am not at all considering trading him. Trading away my stud talent is not my way. Stud talent pays the bills in... Read full article

  • Doug Martin and why timing is everything.

    By: Pete Davidson : October 27, 2012 5:56pm

    A lot of well known fantasy football outlets are suddenly high on Doug Martin. Does the word “laggard” mean anything to you? Telling us that a back who just busted out on national TV looked “fresh" or “explosive” or that Martin is a “major talent” is no... Read full article

  • Thursday Night Football Week 8

    By: Pete Davidson : October 26, 2012 2:13am

    This game will be a big test for the Bucs and their new offense, but also their suddenly stout run defense. If they pass both tests, they could be for real and that would be music to fantasy owners’ ears. While the Bucs are striving for growth and respect, the Vikings... Read full article

  • Jets vs. Patriots Week 7

    By: Pete Davidson : October 20, 2012 9:32pm

    Due to our special relationship with both the New York teams and the Boston teams, we thought we’d give this week’s Jets/Patriots matchup some special attention, but with a fantasy spin, of course.  First I’ll take a quick look at the game itself and then I’ll get... Read full article

  • Thursday Night Football Week 7

    By: Pete Davidson : October 19, 2012 1:38am

    Tonight's matchup between the Seahawks and 49ers is one of those games were you really want to see your opponent's players active. Thursday Night Football has proven to be that way in general in 2012, but this game has defensive struggle written all over it. Lots of... Read full article