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Tap That: Episode #5.5: Mavericks and Skyscrapers

Brady Grove hosts the undercard portion for the newly official RotoBaller MMA podcast, "Tap That", and brings you analysis of each fight and picks for DFS and straight-up wagers.

In addition to this podcast, you can catch our team discussing other sports and topics as well. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and BlogTalkRadio as well!

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UFC 254 - MMA DFS and Betting Picks

Week Five of the show comes before UFC 254, a super-stacked card, featuring a main event matchup between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje to unify the lightweight and interim lightweight belts, a middleweight showdown between Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier as the co-main event, and a high-powered heavyweight contest between Alexander Volkov and Walt Harris.

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Tap That: Episode #5: What We've All Been Waiting For

Brady Grove and Brett Mitchell host the main card portion for the newly official RotoBaller MMA podcast, "Tap That", and brings you analysis of each fight and picks for DFS and straight-up wagers.

In addition to this podcast, you can catch our team discussing other sports and topics as well. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and BlogTalkRadio as well!

Be sure to also tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every weekday morning between 6-7 AM ET, and every weekend too from 6-8 AM ET. You can also find new weekly shows on the site under RotoBaller Radio podcasts.

Listen to Episode #5

UFC 254 - MMA DFS and Betting Picks

Week Five of the show comes before UFC 254, a super-stacked card, featuring a main event matchup between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje to unify the lightweight and interim lightweight belts, a middleweight showdown between Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier as the co-main event, and a high-powered heavyweight contest between Alexander Volkov and Walt Harris.

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Jeremy McNichols (RB, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

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ANALYSIS: As a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Boise State, it was a very slow start to the professional career of running back Jeremy McNichols, taking just two carries for four yards with no targets in the passing game across four games in three seasons for San Francisco, Jacksonville, and Indianapolis. Now he finds himself a member of the Tennessee Titans as the change-of-pace back behind freak-of-nature Derrick Henry, and in the background of some powerhouse Henry performances, McNichols has started to find a groove in a meaningful on-field role.

Leading up to Week Five against Buffalo, McNichols had taken a mere two carries for seven yards and had seen two targets, good for a single five-yard catch, while participating in an insignificant 33 offensive snaps over the first three games. Against the Bills, that activity began to ramp up, as McNichols took nine carries for 28 yards rushing and caught a pass out of his lone target for three yards while taking part in 26 snaps on offense. Then, in Week Six against Houston, the former Boise State Bronco stepped up in efficiency, taking five hand-offs for 51 yards on the ground, and saw more activity in the passing game (two catches out of three targets for 11 yards) as he again reached a season-high figure in offensive snaps with 29 (39% for Tennessee).

Derrick Henry puts a tight ceiling on potential production with his usual high-volume workload, but with Jeremy McNichols finding success as a distinct asset in the Titans offense and hitting the accelerator, there are still worthwhile rewards to be had by incorporating him into your lineup.

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Dallas Goedert (TE, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED: 41% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you consider yourself a good fantasy GM, this post won't surprise you. It made some sense to drop Goedert back in September's end when he fell down injured and was put in IR, but you'd be not very intelligent if you're not targeting... Read More

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Jeremy McNichols (RB, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Boise State, it was a very slow start to the professional career of running back Jeremy McNichols, taking just two carries for four yards with no targets in the passing game... Read More

1 month ago

Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the... Read More

1 month ago

Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pascal has had an interesting season so far. He has had four games with four or fewer targets, but he has also had a two with seven or more. One of those better performances was last week when he caught four of seven... Read More

1 month ago

 

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Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

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ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build off of the contributions that he made this past week. Freeman, the third-year professional out of Oregon, took a big step forward as a pass-catching back last season, catching 43 passes out of 50 targets for 256 yards and a touchdown in conjunction with 496 rushing yards and a trio of touchdowns, but obviously, with Gordon in the picture, his role on the field is greatly diminished. However, if Gordon is sidelined by the plethora of issues he is currently facing over the next few weeks, Freeman could steadily find himself more involved on offense.

Freeman had compiled just 30 yards from the ground off of nine carries prior to the Broncos Week Six matchup with the Patriots, but in that game, he took eight carries for 26 yards rushing, and saw the field for a season-high 25 offensive snaps (39%) after racking up just 60 snaps combined over the four previous games. His role in the passing game has been limited, albeit consistent, receiving at least one target in every game except Week Two against the Steelers, and accumulating six receptions out of six targets for 53 yards overall, with his best showing being Week Three against Tampa Bay when he took two catches for 31 yards. Phillip Lindsay remains steadfastly ahead on the depth chart and had himself a fantastic game this past week, but he also saw zero targets from Drew Lock, so if Gordon isn't a part of the backfield picture in the coming weeks, there may be rewards to be gained from an accelerated role for Royce Freeman as a alternate runner and occasional passing-game target.

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Dallas Goedert (TE, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED: 41% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you consider yourself a good fantasy GM, this post won't surprise you. It made some sense to drop Goedert back in September's end when he fell down injured and was put in IR, but you'd be not very intelligent if you're not targeting... Read More

1 month ago

Jeremy McNichols (RB, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Boise State, it was a very slow start to the professional career of running back Jeremy McNichols, taking just two carries for four yards with no targets in the passing game... Read More

1 month ago

Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the... Read More

1 month ago

Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pascal has had an interesting season so far. He has had four games with four or fewer targets, but he has also had a two with seven or more. One of those better performances was last week when he caught four of seven... Read More

1 month ago

 

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Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues

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ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the Texans, Firkser found the opportunity to shine and capitalized greatly, catching eight passes out of nine targets for 113 yards and a touchdown, while participating in 41 total offensive snaps (55%).

Although Jonnu Smith's injury is considered to be minor and he could likely take the field this week against the high-powered Steelers, that doesn't mean that it's time to forget about Firkser just yet.

Firkser has had two dud-performances so far in 2020, catching two passes out of two targets in Week One for a mere five yards, and being completely absent as a pass-catcher in Week Three against the Vikings, though he at least saw the field for 40% and 25% of the Titans' snaps on offense in those weeks, respectively. In Tennessee's Week Two and Week Four matchups against the Jaguars and Bills, Firkser stepped into a more aggressive role as a pass-catcher alongside Smith, catching a combined seven passes out of nine targets for 64 yards, while taking part in 37 offensive snaps overall.

It may be surprising, but the former Harvard tight end is currently fourth on the Titans in targets, fourth in receiving yards, and tied for third in receptions, mostly trailing the likes of Smith, Corey Davis, Adam Humphries, and A.J. Brown in these categories. While that may be due to the fact that Anthony Firkser has played in all five games, being on the field is a huge part of the battle, and with his monstrous showing this past week against Houston, he may have just earned a more prominent role in Ryan Tannehill's passing game moving forward.

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Dallas Goedert (TE, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED: 41% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you consider yourself a good fantasy GM, this post won't surprise you. It made some sense to drop Goedert back in September's end when he fell down injured and was put in IR, but you'd be not very intelligent if you're not targeting... Read More

1 month ago

Jeremy McNichols (RB, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Boise State, it was a very slow start to the professional career of running back Jeremy McNichols, taking just two carries for four yards with no targets in the passing game... Read More

1 month ago

Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the... Read More

1 month ago

Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pascal has had an interesting season so far. He has had four games with four or fewer targets, but he has also had a two with seven or more. One of those better performances was last week when he caught four of seven... Read More

1 month ago

 

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T.J. Yeldon (RB, BUF) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: I won't sugarcoat it: from a surface-level view, the prognosis on T.J. Yeldon looks rather grim. Former Alabama back had very little to show for his first year with the Buffalo Bills in 2019 and has had just a single week to boast of so far in 2020. In three weeks of true action this season, Yeldon was almost completely absent from Buffalo's Week Four matchup against Las Vegas and ended up completely absent in the Bills' most recent game against Kansas City as Zack Moss returned to the backfield in a role behind Devin Singletary. Despite this depressing onslaught of information, there might be hope yet for T.J. Yeldon.

Yeldon is sleepily one of the more astute pass-catching backs in the NFL since he entered the league, having accrued 1,448 yards and seven touchdowns receiving with the Jaguars and Bills since 2015 off of 185 receptions out of 252 targets. While he has seen only four targets and a lone reception this season, that catch ended up as a 22-yard touchdown in Week Five against the Titans, a game in which he also took seven carries for 42 yards.

When adding up his total work on the ground, Yeldon has accumulated 70 rushing yards from ten carries, good for a highly-efficient 7.0 Y/A. When observing that Yeldon's total participation in Buffalo offensive snaps jumped from 10%, to 13%, to 39% from Week Three to Week Five (six, eight, and 28 total, respectively), and the fact that the Bills had trouble jump-starting the offense against the Chiefs, we could once again see T.J. Yeldon earn more respect and prominence from the backfield and pass-attack this upcoming week against the Jets.

 

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Dallas Goedert (TE, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED: 41% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you consider yourself a good fantasy GM, this post won't surprise you. It made some sense to drop Goedert back in September's end when he fell down injured and was put in IR, but you'd be not very intelligent if you're not targeting... Read More

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Jeremy McNichols (RB, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Boise State, it was a very slow start to the professional career of running back Jeremy McNichols, taking just two carries for four yards with no targets in the passing game... Read More

1 month ago

Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the... Read More

1 month ago

Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pascal has had an interesting season so far. He has had four games with four or fewer targets, but he has also had a two with seven or more. One of those better performances was last week when he caught four of seven... Read More

1 month ago

 

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JaMycal Hasty (RB, SF) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: Raheem Mostert is probably heading to the IR due to a high-ankle sprain. This left the 49ers backfield in need of a "hasty" replacement (couldn't resist mate), in the form of JaMycal Hasty, a rookie running back out of Baylor. Hasty first saw action for San Francisco in Week Three against the Giants, taking two carries for nine yards and converting his lone target into a catch for nine yards. Despite this optimistic introduction, Hasty took part in just eight total snaps on offense from Week Three to Week Five, and not receiving a single hand-off or target in Weeks Four and Five.

Then, as Mostert was sidelined during the Week Six contest against the Rams, Hasty's activity was ramped up in a big way, and while he didn't catch the sole pass thrown his way, he did take nine carries for 37 yards rushing and saw the field for 15 offensive snaps (21%).

Hasty was a UDFA signing for the 49ers this offseason after rushing for 627 yards and seven touchdowns with 25 receptions for 184 yards receiving in his last year with the Baylor Bears. As far as his role as a pass-catching back for the Niners moving forward, that likely isn't the best bet, as Jerick McKinnon still owns that neck of the woods, particularly with Mostert out for an extended period of time.

As far as ground work goes, the forecast is much sunnier for Hasty. In San Francisco's showdown with Los Angeles, once Mostert was out, Hasty led his team in carries, taking three more than McKinnon, with the only other 49er getting involved in the running game being Deebo Samuel, who took a single hand-off for -6 yards.

With Jeff Wilson also currently hampered by a calf injury, JaMycal Hasty is a solid under-the-radar option to receive meaningful work out of the San Francisco backfield in the coming weeks.

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BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED: 41% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you consider yourself a good fantasy GM, this post won't surprise you. It made some sense to drop Goedert back in September's end when he fell down injured and was put in IR, but you'd be not very intelligent if you're not targeting... Read More

1 month ago

Jeremy McNichols (RB, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Boise State, it was a very slow start to the professional career of running back Jeremy McNichols, taking just two carries for four yards with no targets in the passing game... Read More

1 month ago

Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the... Read More

1 month ago

Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pascal has had an interesting season so far. He has had four games with four or fewer targets, but he has also had a two with seven or more. One of those better performances was last week when he caught four of seven... Read More

1 month ago

 

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Tap That: Episode #4.5: Mullarkey and Flim-Flam

Brady Grove hosts the undercard portion for the newly official RotoBaller MMA podcast, "Tap That", and brings you analysis of each fight and picks for DFS and straight-up wagers.

In addition to this podcast, you can catch our team discussing other sports and topics as well. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and BlogTalkRadio as well!

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https://www.spreaker.com/user/12639884/episode-4-5-mullarkey-and-flim-flam

 

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Tap That: Episode #4: Ghosts and Zombies

Brady Grove and Brett Mitchell host the main card portion for the newly official RotoBaller MMA podcast, "Tap That", and brings you analysis of each fight and picks for DFS and straight-up wagers.

In addition to this podcast, you can catch our team discussing other sports and topics as well. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and BlogTalkRadio as well!

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Week Four of the show comes before another edition of UFC Fight Night, featuring a main event matchup between Brian Ortega and "The Korean Zombie" at featherweight, an intriguing heavyweight contest between Ciryl Gane and Ante Delija, and a women's flyweight showdown between Jessica Andrade and Katlyn Chookagian.

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Trey Burton (TE, IND) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: There have been a lot of moving pieces at the tight end position this season, not to mention the rotation that has already occurred at tight end for the Indianapolis Colts. At first, the main man on the food chain was thought to be Colts incumbent Jack Doyle, but then the torch was passed to Mo Alie-Cox after an injury sidelined Doyle following a mildly successful Week One showing. Then, while being used primarily as a blocker, the former VCU forward Cox began to slow down, and saw just a single target this past week as it was revealed that he is dealing with a knee injury. Then the Colts brought up former star Chicago Bears tight end Trey Burton, and the tide once again began to turn.

In Week Four against his former team, Burton caught two passes out of five targets for a meager sum of 16 yards. Then, as Alie-Cox was forced into a lesser role, Burton caught five passes out of six targets for 33 yards receiving in Indy's Week Five contest against the Browns, ranking second on his squad in targets and receptions to T.Y. Hilton, and ultimately seeing the field for 48% of his team's offensive snaps (61 total) over that two-game span. While Burton was sidelined for the majority of games for Chicago in 2019, he is still just two seasons separated from his 54-reception, 569-yard, six-touchdown season with the Bears in 2018, and though he is undersized at the position, his receiving abilities have already garnered the respect of tight end-friendly quarterback Philip Rivers. Even if Alie-Cox is able to return in full force, Trey Burton is a very interesting option for the position given the immediate success he found in the Indianapolis air attack.

 

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BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED: 41% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you consider yourself a good fantasy GM, this post won't surprise you. It made some sense to drop Goedert back in September's end when he fell down injured and was put in IR, but you'd be not very intelligent if you're not targeting... Read More

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Jeremy McNichols (RB, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Boise State, it was a very slow start to the professional career of running back Jeremy McNichols, taking just two carries for four yards with no targets in the passing game... Read More

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Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the... Read More

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BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pascal has had an interesting season so far. He has had four games with four or fewer targets, but he has also had a two with seven or more. One of those better performances was last week when he caught four of seven... Read More

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Cameron Brate (TE, TB) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

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ANALYSIS: Being a tight end in a Tom Brady-led offense has proven quite fruitful in the past, but there wasn't much hope surrounding Cameron Brate coming into the 2020 season with O.J. Howard and Rob Gronkowski occupying the same position for Tampa Bay, even with Brate having developed strong chemistry with Brady in the offseason.

However, with Gronk not yet being a dominant force in the Buccaneer passing game and Howard out for the remainder of the season with a ruptured achilles, the window of opportunity for Brate to breakthrough has remained open, and the last two weeks have served as encouraging evidence that he could become a key target of Brady in high-leverage situations.

Through the first three weeks of the season, Brate saw just a single target, zero receptions, and was on the field for a mere 16 offensive snaps. Then, as the field began to open up, Brate participated in 21% of offensive snaps (16 total) during Tampa's Week 4 matchup with the Chargers, catching a single pass out of his lone target for three yards, but importantly, that lone catch was good for a touchdown. Then, this past week against Chicago on Thursday Night Football, Brate's usage saw a major uptick, participating in 46% of offensive snaps (33 total), while catching five passes out of six targets for 44 yards. That ranked him third for the Bucs in receiving yards for that game behind Tyler Johnson and Gronk, while tying for second on the team in targets with those same two teammates.

As a large and formidable end-zone target with established chemistry with a quarterback known to cherish his tight end connections, Cameron Brate is a sleepy option at the position moving forward into the coming weeks.

 

 

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J.D. McKissic (RB, WAS) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues

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ANALYSIS: It has been a tough year for running backs, and the continuous flow of injuries has only piled on to the already up-hill climb. Despite the uncertain start to his season, and the lack of voluminous work out of the running game, J.D. McKissic has emerged as a dependable pass-catching option out of the Washington backfield.

After an eight-carry, 53-yard showing in Week Two against the Cardinals, McKissic has received only eight additional hand-offs for 24 rushing yards, without a single rushing touchdown to his name. Despite this disappearance from the Washington ground attack, McKissic has transitioned into a key target in the Washington passing game since Week Three against Cleveland, when he caught three passes out of four targets for 37 yards. In the two contests since then against the Ravens and Rams, McKissic saw a combined 16 targets, converting on 13 of those balls for 86 yards receiving.

McKissic's emergent role as Washington's pass-catching back has led to more time on the field as well, as evidenced by the fact that he participated in 44% of offensive snaps for each of the first two games, but has been a part of over 50% of his team's snaps on offense since his epiphany contest against the Browns. Shockingly, despite McKissic's drastically reduced role as a ball carrier, he remains Washington's second-leading rusher with 75 yards behind Antonio Gibson's 213, as Dwayne Haskins remained largely silent as a runner and Peyton Barber has been almost completely reeled in after averaging just 1.7 yards per attempt on the ground.

With his newly established role in the receiving game ramping up and the availability of start-worthy running backs running thin, J.D. McKissic is a fantastically reliable asset to deploy in the coming weeks.

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Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

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Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

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Tap That: Episode #3.5: Risers, Ringers, and Replacements

Brady Grove hosts the undercard portion for the newly official RotoBaller MMA podcast, "Tap That", and brings you analysis of each fight and picks for DFS and straight-up wagers.

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Tap That: Episode #3: Lost Steps and Favorable Dawgs

Brady Grove and Brett Mitchell host the main card portion for the newly official RotoBaller MMA podcast, "Tap That", and brings you analysis of each fight and picks for DFS and straight-up wagers.

In addition to this podcast, you can catch our team discussing other sports and topics as well. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and BlogTalkRadio as well!

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Anthony McFarland Jr. (RB, PIT) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: For the second year in a row, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a running back in the fourth-round while James Conner still has a firm grip on his place in the backfield. The first fourth-round draftee was former Kentucky Wildcat Benny Snell, and the 2020 edition was Maryland RB Anthony McFarland Jr. Benny has fallen on hard times in the two weeks following his impressive 19-carry, 113-yard performance in Week One, managing only 16 yards from the ground in ten attempts, one catch for negative-four yards, and a lost fumble, as his window of opportunity to solidify his spot directly behind James Conner in front of McFarland closed on a negative note.

In Anthony McFarland Jr.'s case, he didn't make his pro debut until Pittsburgh's Week Three contest  with Houston, and while he was only a part of 13% of the offensive snaps and didn't see a very telling sample size behind Conner, he made the most of the six carries and two targets he received, converting for 42 rushing yards with one catch of seven yards, decisively out-performing Benny and receiving the heftier workload in their first look at sharing the backfield with each other. He only played college football for two years, but he made key strides in that time towards becoming a more dangerous pass-catching back, and it is very promising to see glimpses of that burgeoning skill in his first sniff of the NFL. In deeper formats, Anthony McFarland Jr. is a savvy choice for depth at running back now that he appears poised to overtake Benny Snell, but the presence of James Conner atop the depth chart likely places a hard cap on McFarland's performance ceiling in a given week.

 

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Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

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Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

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Cedrick Wilson (WR, DAL) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: It's already been an erratic season for the Dallas Cowboys, who have surprisingly fallen to 1-3 despite putting up 31.5 points per game on the shoulders of Dak Prescott's league-leading (by a 364-yard margin) 1,690 passing yards.

WithDak off to an absolutely unconscious start through the first 25% of the regular season, nearly every healthy member of the Cowboys offense has gotten in on the action, as evidenced by the fact that six players have accumulated 141 receiving yards or greater, spanning from Amari Cooper (401 yards) at the top, down to our present subject, Cedrick Wilson.

Wilson, the 6'5, second-year pro out of Boise State, saw very little time on the field in his rookie campaign for the team that made him a late-sixth round pick, and that trend looked sure to continue two weeks into the 2020 NFL season, with Wilson not seeing a single target and taking part in just 4% and 5% of the offensive snaps, mostly being deployed with Special Teams. Then, in a Week Three matchup against the Seahawks, Wilson took part in 29% of offensive snaps and erupted for five receptions on seven targets, 107 yards, and two touchdowns.

The crazy thing is; he wasn't even the top receiver for the Cowboys in that contest, because Michael Gallup was busy with an eruption of his own, finishing with 138 yards and a TD. Wilson's showing wasn't the result of an injury-thinned lineup either, as Cooper, Dalton Schultz, CeeDee Lamb, and Ezekiel Elliott were all active and recorded solid days of production out of the passing game in their own right. The same cast of offensive characters took the field this past week against Cleveland, and while Wilson participated in 7% fewer snaps on offense and lost a considerable amount of the QB-attention he was getting in Seattle, at three catches on six targets for 34 yards receiving, he started displaying the consistency it will take to maintain his share of the receiving work and potentially increase it, particularly when he has already proven that he is capable of huge performances.

Indeeper leagues that reward receptions, Cedrick Wilson is an intriguing, high-ceiling option who is capable of worthwhile production even in games where Dak connects with five other Cowboys at a higher clip.

 

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Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

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David Moore (WR, SEA) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: Usually, there's always one bonafide deep-threat in the Seattle Seahawks receiving core. This season, with the fire Russell Wilson is slinging each week, there is plenty of air to be shared among multiple parties. The crazy thing is, Tyler Lockett doesn't even crack Seattle's top three in yards per reception, as that distinction is shared between D.K. Metcalf (25.2), Freddie Swain (16.6), and our present subject, fourth-year wide receiver David Moore (17.3). The 25-year-old WR out of East Central University packs an intriguing frame at 6'0, 215-lb., and while the volume with which he is involved in the totality of the offense might give you pause, what he manages to squeeze out of every single opportunity should pull you right back in.

While his ten receptions and eleven targets rank just fifth on Seattle's roster, it's always encouraging when a player displays a 91% catch rate, and despite the slight deficiency in workload, Moore ranks third on the team in receiving yards (173) behind Lockett and Metcalf, and he is one of four Seahawks to have found the end zone through the air on multiple occasions; not to mention the fact that Moore is the only Seattle receiver to take a carry in 2020, going for 12 yards on his lone attempt back in Week One against Atlanta, while also handling kick and punt return duty.

His percentage of offensive snaps seen has steadily decreased from 53% to 35% over the first four weeks, yet he posted his best game of the season under that 35% mark this past week against the Dolphins, catching three of four targeted passes for 95 yards and a score. Seattle is packing quite a repertoire of weapons on offense this season, and Russell Wilson has been absolutely making it rain on the parties involved, so while David Moore has a thinner margin of error due to his lower-volume of targets and snaps, the ability to take each reception for an average of 17.3 yards while occupying the "Swiss Army Knife" role means that three catches is all you will need in order to cash in on a high-quality outing.

 

 

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Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: The Indianapolis Colts have made it through four weeks of the 2020 NFL season while dealing with many moving pieces, key injuries, and the first four games played by Philip Rivers for a team other than the Chargers in 16 years (wow, the passage of time is weird). As one of the primary contributors for the Colts receiving staff, Zach Pascal has made it through four weeks of the 2020 campaign making a strong bid to build on his solid stepping-stone season of 2019 where he recorded 607 yards and five touchdowns off of 41 catches out of 72 targets in a passing game then led by Jacoby Brissett. The third-year alumnus of Old Dominion got off to a sluggish start at a time when Rivers was still settling in and the Indy lineup looked considerably different, but he has gradually picked up the pace since then, demanding greater prominence in the offensive scheme.

Even though Pascal saw a tolerable seven targets and converted to five catches over the first two weeks of 2020, that body of work only added up to 37 combined receiving yards in that span, though he did tally his lone touchdown at this point in the year in Week Two against the Vikings. The following week, while facing off against the New York Jets, Pascal again was targeted four times, and while he caught just two of those four passes, he was far more productive in those opportunities, taking them a distance of 34 yards in all.

Continuing that trend, Pascal finally dropped a tolerable total for receiving yards this past week over the Bears, notching 58 yards on only three receptions, and leaving a lot of room to grow in that he was unable to catch five of his targeted passes. So far, Zach Pascal has established himself as a primary receiving option over all Colts involved in the passing game other than emergent TE Mo Alie-Cox and Indianapolis wideout fixture T.Y. Hilton, with talented rookie Michael Pittman Jr. sidelined without a timetable for return and RB Nyheim Hines nipping at his heels, though the two occupy completely different roles within the Rivers passing scheme. His low totals across the board early did plenty to drive away many potential suitors, and while his weekly percentage of offensive snaps has fluctuated in rollercoaster fashion, Zach Pascal is well on track to becoming a concrete lineup option in deeper leagues that reward receptions.

 

 

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Justin Jackson (RB, LAC) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: Austin Ekeler was off to a tremendous start to 2020 in his usual role as a dual-threat running back for the Los Angeles Chargers. So naturally, because it is definitely one of those seasons across the league, he had to exit the Chargers' Week Four contest against Tampa Bay with a hamstring injury that will keep him sidelined for four to six weeks. Los Angeles isn't left without options in the backfield: Joshua Kelley is off to a sterling start of his own in a dual-threat role similar to that of Ekeler's, and rookie QB Justin Herbert has accumulated 47 rushing yards and a touchdown in his own right over three games.

Having said that, Ekeler's absence takes a big chunk out of the Chargers' weekly plan for touch-distribution, and that could mean a wide window of opportunity is opening for the third option in the Charger backfield, Justin Jackson. It is true that, to this point, Jackson's place in the backfield pecking order was little more than an afterthought, as he saw the field for just 15% of the team's offensive snaps in Week One against the Bengals and didn't participate at all in the two games leading up to the matchup with Tom Brady's Buccaneers. However, once Ekeler exited late in the first quarter, LA wasted no time in getting the third-year back involved, putting him in the game for 40% of the team's snaps on offense and taking six carries for (an albeit lackluster) nine yards, while also notching two receptions on two targets, good for 12 yards.

He wouldn't be a Chargers RB if he couldn't operate just as well in the passing game, and while the sample size for his career is limited, the fact that he entered the 2020 season with 406 rushing yards and two TDs on 79 carries in conjunction with 157 receiving yards from 24 catches in 30 targets over 20 games from 2018-2019 paints a promising picture for the production he can offer with an uptick in usage. It's a big week for understudy running backs stepping in for their fallen headliners, and Justin Jackson is receiving the least amount of hype for the group, but he is an excellent option in filling a void in the Charger's offense that he is quite familiar with.

 

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Greg Olsen (TE, SEA) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: Greg Olsen has been a staple tight end in the NFL for 13 years now, and after an incredibly successful nine-year stint with the Carolina Panthers, there was plenty of uncertainty as to how he would adjust in his first season with the Seattle Seahawks at the age of 35, particularly after struggling with injuries over the past few campaigns. Luckily, to help navigate the learning curve, Russell Wilson is off to an MVP-caliber start, and G-Reg has taken full advantage of his quarterback's hot hand by starting on rock-solid footing, garnering ample attention in the passing game and establishing himself as one of Seattle's most consistent options.

To be fair, he performed a disappearing act in Week Two against the Patriots, but that is not all too concerning when factoring in the time it would take for the appropriate chemistry to be established and the fact that the Hawks feature a strong running game and multiple receiving options that Wilson can seemingly find at will. He started Week One with four catches on four targets, good for 24 yards and an encouraging touchdown. After being a non-factor the following week, Olsen has seen the volume of attention you would hope to see, getting six targets against Dallas and seven targets against Miami, reeling in five balls in each contest for totals of 61 and 35 receiving yards respectively.

He has been steadily seeing fewer offensive snaps since Week Two, dropping from 71% to 56% in that small sample, but Seattle is making fantastic use of the veteran TE in his time on the field. He currently ranks fourth on his squad in receiving yards at 120 behind D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and David Moore, but he ranks third in targets (18), and is beating out Moore in receptions (14), though Chris Carson has surpassed him thus far in that category by a single haul. He's probably past the golden days of totaling 800-1,000+ yards in a season, but now that he is one of the primary options on the passing-game radar, and Russell Wilson is churning out more than enough offense to go around, Greg Olsen is one of the most reliable options at his position that you can still grab without having to trade for it.

 

 

 

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Effects of an Innocuous Move: Brian Goodwin to Cincinnati

If you would've told me at the start of the 2020 season that one of the two moves made by the Cincinnati Reds at the Trade Deadline would be for a Major League outfielder, I would've been forced to assume that any four Reds outfielders had been suspended for the season for pulling some sort of Lou Williams-Magic City stunt. This is because Cincinnati entered 2020 with formidable outfield depth.

Between Jesse Winker, Aristides Aquino, Nick Senzel, Nick Castellanos, Shogo Akiyama, two-way man Michael LorenzenMark Payton, Travis Jankowski, Phillip Ervin, and Josh VanMeter, and prospects like TJ Friedl, Jameson Hannah, Michael Siani, and Stuart Fairchild, it seemed like a pretty stocked area of the Reds' roster.

So why add another in Brian Goodwin? The long-term significance might be greater than many realize.

 

If Three Is a Crowd...

Steadily, the dominoes started to fall. Senzel returned from the IL late in the year and took only 70 AB in 2020. Akiyama got off to a very slow start and is only now bouncing back. Aquino, Jankowski, and Payton (after being re-acquired from Oakland) have all seen extremely limited work. Lorenzen's offensive role has been substantially dialed back. Ervin was dropped and picked up by Seattle. None of the organization's top prospects at the position have gotten the MLB call-up, and VanMeter and Fairchild were dealt to Arizona in the Archie Bradley deal. Castellanos has proven well worth the Reds money with his fantastic offensive output and Winker has, yet again, quietly put together another elite year at the plate that somehow tops the last (though about 75% of his AB have come as a DH) but the Reds felt inclined to seek reinforcements in the outfield when all cards hit the table at the buzzer on the afternoon of the deadline.

Many thought if the Reds made an acquisition on offense, it would've been at shortstop to relieve Freddy Galvis amidst a sub-par season or at catcher for the likes of James McCann, Robinson Chirinos, or Christian Vazquez as an answer for the woes of Tucker Barnhart. Instead, Barnhart has looked completely revitalized in September, Tyler Stephenson has had a significant impact since being called up again, and David Bell chose to start acclaimed prospect Jose Garcia at shortstop... to start Galvis at second base (I'm as confused as you must be). The Reds were barely able to earn a postseason birth with this lineup, mostly on the strength of their starting pitching.

The majority of this roster is slated to stay together for several seasons to come, and the two trades made by the organization speak volumes about the direction they are trying to take and are sure to produce lasting ripple effects. Bringing Brian Goodwin to Cincinnati was far from a blockbuster move, but with a few seasons under his belt that displayed consistent improvement and an inexpensive contract that keeps him under team control until 2023, the Reds let their priorities be plainly known in sending Rookie-Level LHP Jose Salvador and #14 organizational prospect (and #2 projected farm system lefty) Packy Naughton to the Los Angeles Angels in the exchange. So, with a thumb on the pulse of the present and an eye focused on the future, let's take a look at what the seemingly innocuous and forgettable deal for Brian Goodwin means for the Reds outfield.

 

Size of the Splash

Brian Goodwin is 29 years old and has been through 996 big league AB with the Nationals, Royals, Angels, and now the Reds over a five-year career. 164 of those AB came as a right fielder, 362 came as a left fielder, and 405 came as a center fielder; and those proportions got even closer in 2020 with the former UNC Tar Heel taking 39, 41, and 47 AB at right, left, and center, respectively. It was a clear move by the Reds for a plug-in outfielder for a lineup dealing with several moving pieces and the adjustment to the universal DH rule. However, the results have varied with Goodwin, to say the least.

Through his 2017 season with Washington, his 2018 run with the Nationals and Royals, and his 2019 season spent exclusively with the Angels, Goodwin took 823 AB, and recorded 56 doubles, 36 home runs, 17 stolen bases in 22 attempts, and respective OPS marks of .811, .708, and .796. Over a 500-AB season, those numbers roughly translate to about 34 doubles, 22 HR, and 10 steals in 13 tries.

In 95 AB with Los Angeles in 2020, Goodwin totaled 12 XBH (seven doubles, a triple, four homers), a steal, and a slash of .242/.330/.464. Since moving to the Queen City, his bat work has significantly slowed, evidenced by his two doubles, two home runs, and .163/.236/.327 slash in 49 AB for the surging Redlegs. However, Goodwin has been off to the races on the bases for Cincinnati, swiping four bags in limited time with his new team without having been caught yet.

Goodwin's season reads very rocky. He finished July with a 1.472 OPS, and that figure plummeted to .612 during the month of August before he was traded, so his poor showing at the plate for the Reds isn't solely the result of changing scenery. While this may cause trepidation for Reds fans, Goodwin's career splits demonstrate that he is routinely up and down as pages on the calendar turn. It isn't a big deal to buy a streaky bat as long as you know what you are buying and the player always tends to streak upward in an impactful way, and that appears to be the case with Goodwin.

His salary this year is wildly affordable at $2.2MM. After this season, Goodwin's salary will be decided by arbitration, and the Reds will therefore maintain control of the Scott Boras client until he becomes a free agent in 2023. It is very possible that Goodwin represented to the Reds a widely-deployable outfielder with a solid three-season track record on offense who offers power/speed tools that are not otherwise available off of the bench with the likes of Payton or Jankowski, who can only offer power or speed, respectively. Not to mention, with the return of Senzel to the order, an increase in late-September playing time for Aquino, and a .302/.464/.340 slash for Akiyama through this month, it seems that David Bell is content to ride with the pieces he already had in the mix to kick off 2020.

Goodwin might have his moments when playing defense in the outfield, but his metrics don't promote him as a lock-down defensive sub. In fact, last season when Goodwin finished with an impressive 2.2 WAR, his dWAR actually held him back at -0.1. Even worse, that was a career-high figure.

That being said, Reds General Manager Nick Krall might've had more in mind for Goodwin's role than this limited capacity over a small sample size would indicate. The only Cincinnati outfielder that could hit free agency this offseason is Castellanos, who can opt-out of the remaining three years of his four-year, $64MM deal at the end of 2020. In addition, there have been continuous rumors surrounding Nick Senzel's future with the organization, both suggesting a move back to the infield and that the Reds entertained interest in trading their very recent #1 prospect. With the time it took to get Senzel to the majors as a top-10 overall prospect and his formidable rookie campaign of 2019, it may seem strange, but the tapestry of moves made by the franchise suggests that it was, and remains, a serious consideration. Lastly, Payton and Jankowski were unlikely to surpass their extremely limited roles in the first place, so their presence on the 40-man roster probably won't present any barriers to Goodwin's field time.

Regardless of whether Castellanos and Senzel stay put, the complete picture forecasts a meaningful role for Goodwin in the one to two seasons to come; it just might come at the expense of other Reds outfielders like Akiyama and Aquino. If you are skeptical that Goodwin is slated for a role of moderate significance in Cincinnati, just take a close-up look at what they gave up to acquire him. Jose Salvador, a 21-year-old, 6'2", 170-pound Dominican LHP, had posted a 3.07 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 3.2 BB/9, and 11.6 K/9 in 26 starts (28 appearances) and 111.1 IP for Rookie squads Greeneville and Billings; and Packy Naughton, the 24-year-old, even more physically imposing southpaw from Virginia Tech, who displayed unusual in-game durability and control since turning professional, and amassed a 3.66 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 2.2 BB/9 through 105.2 IP across 19 starts at Double-A following a quick ascent. This wasn't a "cash considerations and player to be named later" transaction. The Reds sacrificed two outstanding prospects, indicating that the grand plan is to roll with this handful of outfielders for as long as possible.

 

Ripples Downstream

In parting with Ervin, VanMeter, and Fairchild, the Reds sawed off a lot of the legitimate competition for their big league lineup. Their top-30 prospects list features only six outfield farmhands, with one, 2020 12th overall pick and $4MM signing bonus recipient Austin Hendrick (#3), being fresh out of high school without any real professional experience to speak of thanks to the cancellation of the minor league season. The rest; Michael Siani (#7), Jameson Hannah (#15), Andy Sugilio (#20), TJ Friedl (#21), and Mariel Bautista (#26), have clear areas of deficiency where improvement is needed, questionable ceilings, and with the exception of Friedl (487 Double-A AB), have yet to take a single swing at Double-A. While Friedl is still the most likely to usurp outfield duties from any given name on the roster next year, with the way the Reds play it, that could easily be delayed until June or July of next season at the earliest.

Friedl and either Siani or Hannah could take over the 40-man roster spots occupied this year by Payton and Jankowski, but even then, it would take a major slump by Goodwin to concede the spot entirely. The Reds have also been active in the offseason trade market over the past few seasons, but with the outfield stocked with four to five MLB options for next year, you should be even more surprised if the Reds made a move for one of the outfielders rumored to be on the block this offseason such as Kris Bryant, Miguel Andujar, Clint Frazier, J.D. Martinez, Starling Marte, Hunter Renfroe, Wil Myers, Joey Gallo, Whit Merrifield, Kevin Kiermaier, and Ender Inciarte.

The real question begged is: with so much certainty at nearly every position, will the Reds make one of the big trades they had been working on before the season for a top-tier shortstop like Francisco Lindor, Trevor Story, or Xander Bogaerts? A smaller move for an offense-friendly catcher? A big rotation signing to fill the void that might be left if both Trevor Bauer and Anthony DeSclafani depart? Or will they call up available prospects to fill such needs? It is starting to look like the Reds won't have enough blue chips to get some of these bigger deals done, and they appear to be saving money anywhere they can following an expensive offseason.

So far, Tyler Stephenson has his foot in the door at catcher, Jose Garcia has failed to cement his spot at shortstop where Freddy Galvis will soon leave a vacancy, Jonathan India is waiting in the wings at third and second base where Mike Moustakas and Eugenio Suarez block the path, and the Reds are working on getting Hunter Greene and Nick Lodolo to the majors as soon as logistically possible.

Prognosis: don't count on Cincinnati batting prospects to have a strong presence in 2021. If the organization can't bring back Bauer or make another high-key pitcher signing, expect a few lower-level deals and one-two mid-level signings on offense to plug the holes, because make no mistake, the 2020 MLB Trade Deadline deal for Brian Goodwin showed the majority of the franchise's hand for how they see the next couple of years playing out.



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Harrison Bryant (TE, CLE) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: It's been a red-hot start for a considerable amount of tight ends across the NFL this season, meaning that talented rookies like Cole Kmet, Adam Trautman, and Brycen Hopkins have been lucky to get a single look over the first three weeks. The one member of that field who is starting to show signs of breaking through, somewhat surprisingly, has been Browns newcomer Harrison Bryant. Despite a very favorable scouting outlook, the Browns were able to snag the 6'5'', 243-lb. TE out of Florida Atlantic with the ninth pick in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and he was supposed to be behind both David Njoku and Austin Hooper on the depth chart, but Njoku's sprained MCL has opened a window of opportunity for Bryant to get in on the action early.

Harrison Bryant finished his last season at Florida Atlantic with 65 catches for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns. As far as college tight ends go, that is an extremely well-rounded stat line, regardless of what the competition was for Florida Atlantic when compared to other players. To kick off his NFL career, he has received two targets from Baker Mayfield and reeled one ball in for each of the past three weeks, going for 14 yards last week against the Bengals and grabbing a three-yeard touchdown pass this week against Washington. That's not as far behind Austin Hooper as you may think, as Hooper also saw two targets in Week One, four in each of Cleveland's last two contests, converting for seven catches and 62 yards overall.

It is definitely a year where Cleveland could get by in a lot of weeks with the minimum-possible passing attempts, and Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry are still there to get most of the attention, but with the talent he displayed at the college level and the competence he has already shown as a pro, Harrison Bryant could find himself steadily climbing the ladder in coming weeks.

 

 

 

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Tee Higgins (WR, CIN) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: It surprised many that the Bengals opted to go with as high-level of a wide receiver as Tee Higgins early in the 2020 NFL Draft when their need for an improvement to the offensive line still permeates, but the strength of the Bengals passing game has been on display over the first three weeks even if Joe Burrow is getting hit on every third play. At 6'4'', 215-lb., Higgins has the size to be a potent weapon in the pros, and with C.J. Uzomah out for the year and the likes of John Ross still struggling, he could be a regularly deployed threat for Cincinnati for the rest of the season aside A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd.

Higgins finished his final season at Clemson with 59 receptions for 1,167 yards (19.8 Y/R) and 13 touchdowns reeled in from QB Trevor Lawrence. He didn't see any action in Week One against the Chargers, but in Week Two against Cleveland he saw six looks for three catches and 35 yards, and then exploded with a huge performance in a matchup with the Eagles for nine targets, five receptions, 40 yards, and two touchdowns. His size makes him a viable end-zone target, and his yards-per-reception figures from college say a lot about his ability to gain after the catch and haul in the deep balls. Now that he has officially established himself as the Bengals third-best choice at WR with Joe Burrow getting a heavy workload over his first three games, Tee Higgins is one of the most reliable rookies in the game right now.

 

 

 

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BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the... Read More

1 month ago

Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pascal has had an interesting season so far. He has had four games with four or fewer targets, but he has also had a two with seven or more. One of those better performances was last week when he caught four of seven... Read More

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Giovani Bernard (RB, CIN) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues

ROSTERED: 3% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Giovani Bernard has been a fixture in the Cincinnati Bengals backfield since 2013, and while the cast of surrounding characters has changed dramatically, his job description has largely remained the same. Even though Joe Mixon has taken up the vast majority of carries out of the running game, Joe Burrow has started his career off by throwing an exuberant amount, and that has worked greatly in Bernard's benefit.

Over the first three weeks, Gio has only gotten two carries, good for ten yards rushing. However, through the first two weeks against the Chargers and Browns, he saw 12 targets, nine receptions, and 43 yards combined. This week, in a close game against Philadelphia, he saw a reduced three targets, but he caught all three balls and amassed a season-high 55 yards receiving. Bernard has been the primary pass-catching back for Cincinnati, as Mixon has seen just nine targets for the first three weeks (and 52 carries for comparison). It's a hard year to be a backup running back in a pass-heavy offense, but Giovani Bernard has made a career catching short-gain passes in volume, and with Burrow slinging with quantity in every showing thus far, Bernard should be a sought-after option in deeper leagues that reward receptions.

 

 

 

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Dallas Goedert (TE, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED: 41% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you consider yourself a good fantasy GM, this post won't surprise you. It made some sense to drop Goedert back in September's end when he fell down injured and was put in IR, but you'd be not very intelligent if you're not targeting... Read More

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Jeremy McNichols (RB, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Boise State, it was a very slow start to the professional career of running back Jeremy McNichols, taking just two carries for four yards with no targets in the passing game... Read More

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Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the... Read More

1 month ago

Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pascal has had an interesting season so far. He has had four games with four or fewer targets, but he has also had a two with seven or more. One of those better performances was last week when he caught four of seven... Read More

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Tap That: Episode #1.5 - UFC 253 Undercard

Brady Grove hosts the undercard portion for the newly official RotoBaller MMA podcast, "Tap That", and brings you the episode's first week in time to provide analysis of each fight and picks for DFS and straight-up wagers.

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UFC 253 - MMA DFS and Betting Picks

The show's premier comes right in time for UFC 253 at Fight Island, where Israel Adesanya will be defending his middleweight crown against Paulo Costa in the main event, and Dominick Reyes will square off with Jan Blachowicz in the co-main event for the vacant light heavyweight title following long-time division dominator Jon Jones vacating the title to make a highly anticipated move to heavyweight.

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Tap That: Episode #1 - New Eras and Balloon Animals

Brady Grove and Brett Mitchell co-host the newly official RotoBaller MMA podcast, "Tap That", and bring you the inaugural episode in time to provide analysis of each fight and picks for DFS and straight-up wagers.

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Episode #1: New Eras and Balloon Animals

The show's premier comes right in time for UFC 253 at Fight Island, where Israel Adesanya will be defending his middleweight crown against Paulo Costa in the main event, and Dominick Reyes will square off with Jan Blachowicz in the co-main event for the vacant light heavyweight title following long-time division dominator Jon Jones vacating the title to make a highly anticipated move to heavyweight.

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Rex Burkhead (RB, NE) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues

ROSTERED: 4% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: When Rex Burkhead left the Cincinnati Bengals and signed on with the New England Patriots, those familiar with the Nebraska alum could see for miles away that he would be a great fit in the Tom Brady-led offense. Four years and a Super Bowl ring later, Tom Brady has been replaced by Cam Newton at the helm for the new era of Belichick's Pats, but Burkhead remains a resident of Foxborough, and his usage in Week One against Miami indicates another effective year as a niche member of the backfield.

Facing the Dolphins, Burkhead took seven hand-offs for a total of 32 yards, yet strangely, was not targeted at all in the passing game. Fellow Foxborough fixture Sony Michel was the only back to record more carries than Burkhead, and though Michel was the only back to enter the end zone, his 37 yards on ten tries amounts to 3.7 Y/A, a figure well short of Burkhead's (4.6). James White fared a little better but still fell short of Rex's performance with 22 yards on five attempts (4.4 Y/A), while rookie J.J. Taylor notably went for 28 yards on four runs. Ultimately, Cam Newton outperformed the lot in his Patriots debut with 75 yards and two TDs on 15 carries. Some may find it slightly alarming that Burkhead wasn't targeted a single time in the first example of the Newton regime after years of pass-catching success, but it will probably turn out to be an outlier instance. The Patriots only produced 155 passing yards on 19 throws by Newton in their 21-11 victory, with White resuming his usual work with three catches on three targets for 30 yards, and Taylor (who displayed constant growth as a pass-catching back at Arizona) starting his career with a four-yard catch on one target.

Shocking as it may be, Burkhead achieved his career-high for single-season scrimmage yards just last season with 581 (302 rushing yards, three touchdowns, 65 carries and 279 receiving yards, 27 receptions, 38 targets). Cam Newton is quite used to working with versatile running backs, but he takes up a fair share of the ground game on his own. The arrival of Taylor and the consistency of White might mean that there will be fewer targets to go around, but Taylor's usage will remain limited in the short term, and the subject Winchester, Kentucky native settles in nicely behind Michel as an option for carries (and not by very much). With the confidence of Bill Belichick in Rex Burkhead's time-tested ability to contribute in any given offensive set, he projects as one of the most reliable RB options you'll find free to scoop up in all of 2020 in deeper leagues that reward receptions.


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Scotty Miller (WR, TB) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team PPR Leagues

ROSTERED: 4% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: We have seen only a limited sample of Scotty Miller as an NFL wide receiver since the start of 2019 following his standout career at Bowling Green State, but with Tom Brady under center in Tampa Bay and a hodgepodge of question-mark-players littered throughout the Buccaneer offense, the picture is already starting to form as to the type of player he can become and what exactly he offers from week to week. In the Week One matchup with New Orleans, Miller was targeted six times and caught five passes for 73 yards, going for a team-high 14.6 yards per reception. Miller finished behind only Chris Godwin for Tampa in targets, catches, and receiving yards, but the context surrounding Miller's role on the new-look Bucs is where the rub comes in.

Tom Brady had his fair share of struggles in his first game in about two decades as a non-Patriot, while the perennially top-tier Mike Evans (who is notably questionable for this week's showdown with Carolina) was largely shut down by the Saints Defense. O.J. Howard was a solid contributor, but his place on the roster is in flux following swirling trade rumors and the arrival of international man of mystery Rob Gronkowski, who is still adjusting to the new environment. To further muddy the waters, the backfield sports accomplished pass-catching backs LeSean McCoy and Leonard Fournette, and the surface has barely been scratched as to how those two will be utilized moving forward.

Even when you take all of that uncertainty and reasoning for skepticism into account, the prognosis still comes out rather favorable for Scotty. There is no guarantee that the likes of McCoy, Gronk, or even Fournette will pan out in their crowded new situations; and can you even count how many versatile, slept-on wide receivers (especially from the slot) that Tom Brady has connected with for excellent on-field results over his career? Indeed, Tom Brady was already gushing publicly about what Miller offers during training camp when Miller was fighting for his spot in the lineup. Godwin and Evans are definitely the two best receivers in the core, and it is a real possibility that McCoy, Fournette, Gronk, and/or Howard all settle in to a sustainable niche; but in earning the confidence of Tom Brady in a role Brady loves to dial up, Scotty Miller might've just fallen into the best possible situation to jump-start his career.


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