Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:

NFL    NBA    MLB

Already have an account? Log in here.

[X]

Forgot Password


[X]

Daily Fantasy Golf DraftKings Picks (PGA DFS): Memorial


Welcome back, RotoBallers! Down three strokes with just three holes to play, Collin Morikawa pulled off a magnificent come-from-behind victory over Justin Thomas to capture his second career title. I always find it amazing how fortunes and narratives can change with a simple make or miss, and Morikawa's near blunder on the 18th hole against Thomas could have presented us an entirely different story if he would have mimicked his disastrous finish against Daniel Berger at the Charles Schwab Challenge just a few weeks ago. Instead, we are left with a career-defining result for the 23-year-old, who now only not has more victories on tour than missed cuts (2 to 1), but showed guile and guts during the first playoff hole to match Thomas' 50-foot birdie putt with a 24-footer of his own to extend the match.

While the golf was exceptional and littered with storylines across the board, the PGA Tour fell short in executing what transpired. The telecast was available live online, but the main television coverage hours later showed a tape-delayed broadcast. It was a big missed opportunity that the PGA Tour was handed on a silver platter of showcasing three of the elite young players in the game in one pairing, and it continues to be the bane of their existence from a viewer perspective.

I take great pride in the research and energy I put into my selections from a mathematical standpoint, but my numbers or information aren't always the law. If you have any questions about a particular player from a PGA DFS or PGA betting perspective, please feel free to contact me on Twitter @Teeoffsports. Many golfers barely miss out on being mentioned here by fractions of a percent, and I am more than happy to discuss my feelings or stance on anyone that may have caught your eye. Like always, the purpose of this piece is to help you put together your optimal daily fantasy golf lineups for DraftKings, whether that be from a GPP perspective or a cash-game mentality. Be sure to also read all of our other top-notch weekly PGA DFS articles to help you win big!

Editor's Note: Golf is back! Come join the fun and win big with RotoBaller. Get our full-season PGA and DFS Premium Pass for 50% off! Our exclusive DFS Lineup Optimizer, Research Station, DFS Projections and weekly DFS/betting articles! Sign Up Now!

 

PGA DFS Rankings Wizard - The Memorial

We have a special treat for all you RotoBallers and golf enthusiasts. In addition to this article, be sure to also check out Spencer's PGA DFS Rankings Wizarda powerful and interactive data spreadsheet, allowing user inputs to create custom rankings and models for golf. If you would like to create your own spreadsheet, you will need to make a copy under "file, make a copy." We hope you enjoy!

 

Memorial - PGA DFS Overview

Muirfield Village

7,392 Yards - Par 72 - Greens Bentgrass 

There is no doubt that Muirfield Village hosting an event for two weeks in a row will provide some of the same feel and nuances that we saw at the Workday Charity Open, but it is lazy reporting if we assume things will be run back in the same manner that we just saw ensue. If we are looking for similarities, Muirfield Village showed off its teeth as a ball-strikers course above all else, which is something that we should go back to in the second week of action, but the general feel and design could be substantially different.

The venue will play 60 yards shorter than it did just a week ago, but the tangible disparity should come down to the rough and texture of the greens. Last week, I noted how extra moisture would be added to the putting surface to allow two weeks of golf to take place at one location, but we are no longer in the danger zone of having to "protect" against a dried out surface. I expect we see the speed turned up a few notches, making putting a much more challenging proposition for the week.

On top of that, reports have stated that the rough will not be touched entering the Memorial. We heard rumors that things were mowed down marginally before the first event, but enhanced growth will emphasize finding the fairways, as well as heighten the skillset needed to find success around the greens. The bunkers are already tricky when out of position anywhere near the putting surface, and we should see a more complicated test throughout. The 13 water hazards and 73 bunkers will still loom as a considerable threat to the players, and par-five scoring will continue to be a necessity.

 

Let's Look At The Stats

Stat Muirfield Village Tour Average
Driving Distance 283 283
Driving Accuracy 68% 60%
GIR Percentage 62% 65%
Scrambling Percentage 53% 57%
Average Three-Putts Per Round 0.52 0.54

In Vegas, as of Monday, Bryson DeChambeau leads the way at 10/1 and is followed by Justin Thomas at 11/1, Patrick Cantlay and Rory McIlroy at 14/1 and Dustin Johnson at 16/1.

 

Key Stats

  • Ball Striking 20%
  • Par-Five BoB + Prox 200+ Yards 20%
  • Par-Four Average + Bogey Avoidance 17.5%
  • Prox 150-200 Yards 15%
  • Strokes Gained Approach + Bent Putting 15%
  • Sand Save Percentage + ATG 12.5%

 

Fantasy Golf Lineup Picks for DraftKings (PGA DFS)

We have tons of great weekly PGA articles, DFS analysis, tools and DFS advice. Be sure to read our other fantastic articles regarding this week's event.

 

High-Priced DraftKings DFS Players 

There are five players this week priced above $10,000:

Bryson DeChambeau ($11,100)

A victory by Justin Thomas last weekend might have been enough to bump Bryson DeChambeau down the pecking order, but as things currently stand, the 'Mad Scientist' leads off the DraftKings board at a price tag of $11,100. A combination of DeChambeau's current form mixed with his victory at Muirfield Village in 2018 didn't hurt the notion of placing the big-hitter up top either, but is the price tag deserving? In a nutshell, yes. DeChambeau is the hottest player in the world, and the ascension over the likes of Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas might be enough for some to look the other way for the week. If that happens, a lower owned DeChambeau provides the opportunity for GPP success for those willing to pay the cost.

Justin Thomas ($10,900)

I'm a little hesitant about what to do with Justin Thomas at the Memorial. Course history at Muirfield Village has been erratic over the years with three-top eight showings and three missed cuts thrown into the mix during his past six attempts, and the heartbreaking loss to Collin Morikawa last weekend could be weighing on his psyche. Personally, I think his $10,900 price tag makes him marginally overpriced with all the red flags attached to him, but it doesn't mean he can't find success once again. I'll just be underweight compared to others.

Rory McIlroy ($10,700)

It was jarring to see Rory McIlroy as the third option in both the DraftKings and betting markets. We have become accustomed to the Irishman entering as the leadoff hitter for the past year on tour, but the recent slippage in current form to go along with the rise of Bryson DeChambeau and Justin Thomas has added a change to the scenery, at least for one week. I can understand the argument for DeChambeau being near or above McIlroy with everything weighed into the equation, but I do have a difficult time understanding Thomas' surge above the top-ranked player in the world. I am going into the week with the mindset that McIlroy is still the man to beat, meaning we are getting a slight bargain as his current rate.

Dustin Johnson ($10,300)

Despite Dustin Johnson's victory at the Travelers Championship, two things have remained hit-and-miss for him recently. For starters, his proximity numbers are not what they have been in years past, which leads us to our next point of Johnson's travails around the green. The American ranks 72nd compared to the field in that area, and his sloppy irons could provide short-game trouble at a venue that will play more complicated than it did just a week ago.

Collin Morikawa ($10,000)

I am not going to sit here and act as if Collin Morikawa doesn't make logical sense as a selection to go back to after his victory at the venue just a few days ago, but there are some concerns that I would like to point out. I believe we are overpaying somewhat because of his recent win, and it is essential to note that the course should play substantially more challenging in areas that will hurt his game. Quicker greens will mean less of an ability to stick irons close to the pin, and his astronomical gains in putting a week ago will most likely come back down to earth on the quicker surface. Add in a spotty around the green game that could also rear its ugly head with the grown out rough, and there are reasons to be concerned. With all that being said, he is still top-10 in my model for a reason, but it doesn't mean he isn't overpriced.

Did you know RotoBaller has a Premium DFS PGA subscription?

Like what you read today? You can show your support for Spencer by using promo code TEEOFF when purchasing a PGA Premium Pass. You get 10% off and full access to all of our Premium PGA articles, DFS tools, and Lineup Optimizer!

 

Mid-Priced DraftKings DFS Players

Patrick Cantlay ($9,800)

It seems likely that Patrick Cantlay will be the highest owned player on the slate, but it is understandable with the general mispricing on the part of DraftKings. While some might view the discount as a positive, I would have preferred to pay up in salary and alleviate a percentage of the field that wouldn't have used a pricier version of him. Consider Cantlay to be perhaps the best cash-game play on the board, but it is up to you if his GPP appeal is worth the high ownership. In general, the answer does feel like a yes.

Webb Simpson ($9,600)

Webb Simpson's $9,600 price tag on DraftKings is exactly where I had him slotted for the week. Substandard curse history at Muirfield could be a concern for some, but his game is at a higher level than it has ever been in his career. Using past statistics and numbers won't tell the whole picture, and Simpson should be viewed as an adequately priced choice.

Viktor Hovland ($9,500)

If we are telling the whole picture, my model loves Viktor Hovland at the Memorial. However, I can't say I agree with what it is spitting out. Hovland got the benefit of a watered-down track last weekend at the Workday Charity Open, and his prowess with his irons could dwindle significantly on a surface that won't be as receptive for pin hunting. The youngster is ranked 114th compared to the field in strokes gained around the green, and the story doesn't get any better with a 114th place ranking inside the bunker. I wouldn't be surprised to see the 33rd-ranked player in the world disappoint with a missed cut this week, making him someone I will be avoiding in all formats.

Hideki Matsuyama ($9,400)

I think we can be too fickle as a community sometimes. I realize it was in a substantially weaker field, but a $10,000 Hideki Matsuyama just generated ownership totals of nearly 32 percent in cash-games and over 21% in GPP contests at the Workday Charity Open and may now struggle to eclipse 15% in either game type at the Memorial. I'm done projecting win equity when it comes to the 28-year-old because it is obviously lower than my model suggests, but the price is fair to take a shot in pretty much all game types. I prefer him as a cash-game play if we are getting technical, but I am okay with the notion of using him across the board.

Xander Schauffele ($9,200)

It was a quiet 14th place showing for Xander Schauffele at the Workday Charity Open, but it was enough to give the American his sixth top-25 result in his last seven events. Overall, the lack of excitement should provide us with another opportunity to acquire the 26-year-old at a price tag and ownership total less than expected, and I think the toughened venue should play into Schauffele's game-style.

Tiger Woods ($9,000)

You rarely will hear me say this sentiment, but Tiger Woods' price on DraftKings is exceptionally fair. I'd argue that he should be a couple of points higher in the outright market with the lack of golf he has played leading into the tournament, but $9,000 on DraftKings isn't unfair by any stretch of the imagination. I'd avoid Tiger in cash games until we see more and admittingly won't have a ton of exposure to him in GPP either, but I'm not going to take a massive stance against the possibility of someone deciding to use him.

Gary Woodland ($8,600)

Gary Woodland's performance over the weekend at Muirfield involved some smoke and mirrors. Over seven strokes gained putting propelled him up the leaderboard and into fifth place, and it may have taken away any appeal of using the American for DraftKings purposes. I'm going to keep a close eye on where his ownership projection goes leading into Thursday, but with the assumed traction he may catch within the industry, I might end up with substantially less exposure than I was anticipating having a week ago. Woodland can be a liability around the green and in the bunker, and we need to be careful if this turns into a runaway ownership train. Somewhere over 12.5% would be my tipping point of where I would want out.

Tony Finau ($8,300)

Between Rickie Fowler, Gary Woodland, Abraham Ancer and Daniel Berger, this mid-to-low $8,000 range will have its fair share of popularity. If you are looking for a potential pivot option, I am leaning towards Tony Finau as being that choice. The 30-year-old hasn't quite looked like himself in recent weeks, but this is an opportunity of acquiring talent over everything else at the right price. Despite the poor results, Finau is still grading out as someone undervalued for the week, and the price tag that places him 20th overall in salary gives us a ton of room for upside.

 

Win Big With RotoBaller

Golf is back, and it's time for you to win big with RotoBaller! Our PGA DFS Premium Package features several savvy analysts and proven DFS winners.

Our very own Joe Nicely recently took down a big DraftKings DFS tournament for the Travelers Championship. And as an encore, RotoBaller subscriber @tenndolly2 won $100K on FanDuel with the help of Joe and the rest of our Premium PGA team: Between all the incredible Premium PGA DFS content and tools we put out each week, and our Premium Slack Community where we chat with our subscribers before lineups lock, RotoBaller PGA subscribers are armed with the tools, analysis, and advice to win big in 2020.



More PGA DFS Analysis

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

 

Low-Priced DraftKings DFS Players

Joaquin Niemann ($7,900), Paul Casey ($7,900) & Sergio Garcia ($7,800)

The range of Joaquin Niemann, Paul Casey and Sergio Garcia will be one that is going to require making the right choice to find success on the week. All three have perks and flaws, and each will bring in their fair share of ownership. If you are going in with the mentality of pivoting to the golfer with the least interest, Garcia will probably be your man, but the margin of difference separating the three is not much across the board. For what it is worth, Casey is grading out the best for me statistically, while Garcia is providing the most steady numbers of the group.

Adam Hadwin ($7,400)

It was a disappointing 35th place showing for Adam Hadwin, who ended round one just one shot off the lead before imploding with performances of 73 and 76 over the next two days. Win equity is never quite there for the steady Canadian, but his $7,400 price tag gives a nice opportunity to grab him for a reduced rate. I prefer Hadwin in cash games as a safety play, but there is more upside than usual.

Shane Lowry ($7,200)

I have Shane Lowry underpriced in all markets, but it is his $7,200 total on DraftKings that has caught my eye the most. Lowry sputtered to a 39th place showing just a week ago, but I consider the venue to be a better set up for him in the second go-around. Ranked first in my model in sand save percentage and proximity with his irons, there is under the radar appeal for those that are looking for a GPP standout under $7,500.

Lucas Glover ($7,100)

We keep running into a lot of similar issues with the golfers in this territory. Poor around the green or bunker games make them liabilities when it comes to consistency, but the overall strength in numbers will be difficult to ignore. Lucas Glover has provided four straight top-23 finishes since the return of golf and has included four top-52 results at the venue since 2016. Upside is always an issue when discussing the American, but he is a solid cash-game play if you are in need of someone down the board.

Harold Varner III ($7,100)

Harold Varner III burned 32.4% of cash-game players at the Workday Charity Open en route to a missed cut effort. That performance will narrow how many decide to quickly get back onto Varner at the same course just a week later, but I don't think much has changed from week-to-week. The American is one of the best players in the field tee to green and is a reliable ball-striker to boot.

Erik Van Rooyen ($7,000)

More of a GPP play than anything else, Erik Van Rooyen imploded during his last event at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, firing a first-round 75 to the miss the cut. The South African was a trendy sleeper entering that tournament but now comes to Muirfield Village as a golfer who is projected to generate less than four percent ownership. There are still massive red flags to worry about when it comes to production, but you aren't going to need much of him to be extremely overweight to the field. I like taking players with upside, and Van Rooyen provides just that.

Matthew NeSmith ($6,200)

I always like pointing out what player has the most significant disparity difference between my model and their DraftKings price, and that distinction belongs to Matthew NeSmith at the Memorial. NeSmith's overall ranking of 41st overall separates him from his DK price ranking of 105th by 64 positions, and there are things to like about his style for the venue. The 187th-ranked player in the world ranks inside the top-25 compared to the field in strokes gained approach+Bentgrass putting, as well as overall bogey avoidance and ball striking. NeSmith's missed cut at the property last weekend will scare many users away from him in week two, but I am willing to ignore his Friday 79 as being nothing more than a fluky result.

Golf DFS News and Player Outlooks


More PGA Analysis and DFS Lineup Picks


eSports Premium Tools

NHL Premium Tools

RotoBaller Player News

Jakob Poeltl5 months ago

Jakob Poeltl Records Second Double-Double In Three Games
José Altuve5 months ago

Jose Altuve Will Be Absent From Wednesday’s Lineup Amid Slump
Pablo Sandoval5 months ago

Donovan Solano, Pablo Sandoval Out Of Tuesday’s Lineup
Ronald Acuña Jr.5 months ago

Ronald Acuna Jr. Scratched From Lineup Due To Injury
Blake Snell5 months ago

Blake Snell Plans To Ramp Up To Five IP Wednesday
Joe Musgrove5 months ago

Joe Musgrove Placed On Injured List With Triceps Ailment
George Springer5 months ago

George Springer Absent From Lineup For Fifth Straight Game
Ryan Braun5 months ago

Ryan Braun Returns To Lineup Tuesday Batting Fifth
Leury García5 months ago

Leury Garcia Placed On Injured List
Edwin Encarnación5 months ago

Edwin Encarnacion Returns To Lineup Tuesday
DeMar DeRozan5 months ago

DeMar DeRozan Scores Efficient 23 Points
Keldon Johnson5 months ago

Keldon Johnson Has Best Game Of Career
Seth Curry5 months ago

Seth Curry Listed As Out For Tuesday
Giannis Antetokounmpo5 months ago

Giannis Antetokounmpo Listed As Questionable
Eric Bledsoe5 months ago

Eric Bledsoe, Donte DiVincenzo Sidelined Tuesday
Wesley Matthews5 months ago

Wesley Matthews Sitting Out Versus Washington
Daniel Theis5 months ago

Daniel Theis Will Play Tuesday
Tobias Harris5 months ago

Tobias Harris Out On Tuesday
PGA5 months ago

Sungjae Im Looks To Find Form At Wyndham
Kevin Kisner5 months ago

Kevin Kisner Heads To Carolina In Sharp Form
Paul Casey5 months ago

Paul Casey Riding Positive Momentum Into Wyndham
Russell Henley5 months ago

Russell Henley Brings Hot Irons To Wyndham
Webb Simpson5 months ago

Webb Simpson An Elite Option At Wyndham
Alex Smith5 months ago

Alex Smith Could Compete For Starting Job
Travis Fulgham5 months ago

Packers Claim Travis Fulgham
Sony Michel5 months ago

Sony Michel's Status Still Uncertain
Lamar Miller5 months ago

Patriots Sign Lamar Miller
Alvin Kamara5 months ago

Alvin Kamara Dealt With Torn Knee In 2019
Nasrat Haqparast5 months ago

Nasrat Haqparast Gets Back On Track With Win
Andrew Sanchez5 months ago

Andrew Sanchez Scores Big First-Round Knockout
Justin Jaynes5 months ago

Justin Jaynes Submitted In Third Round
Gavin Tucker5 months ago

Gavin Tucker Wins Via Rear-Naked Choke
Ryan Blaney5 months ago

Ryan Blaney Wrecked Out By Teammate, Finishes 38th
Erik Jones5 months ago

Erik Jones Fades Late, Finishes 27th At Michigan
Denny Hamlin5 months ago

Denny Hamlin Comes Up Just Short In Race Two At Michigan
Kevin Harvick5 months ago

Kevin Harvick Sweeps Michigan
5 months ago

Andreas Johnsson Activated from IR, Will Play in Game 5
5 months ago

Joonas Korpisalo Back in Net for Blue Jackets
5 months ago

Zach Werenski and Ryan Murray Both in Lineup for Game 5
5 months ago

Victor Hedman Awaiting Injury News
Austin Dillon5 months ago

Austin Dillon Crashes Late, Finishes 31st In Race One At Michigan
Aric Almirola5 months ago

Aric Almirola Struggles In Race One At Michigan
NASCAR5 months ago

Bubba Wallace Nabs Top-10 Finish At Michigan
Brad Keselowski5 months ago

Brad Keselowski Runner-Up Again At Michigan
A.J. Green5 months ago

A.J. Green Looking Explosive In Practices
T.J. Hockenson5 months ago

T.J. Hockenson Activated From COVID List
NFL5 months ago

Miami Dolphins Sign Chester Rogers
Peter Barrett5 months ago

Peter Barrett Unable To Get His First Octagon Win
Erik Jones5 months ago

Erik Jones Ends Up In 11th At Michigan
Youssef Zalal5 months ago

Youssef Zalal Wins Third Bout Of 2020
MMA5 months ago

Ali Al Qaisi Drops Debut In Very Close Contest
Irwin Rivera5 months ago

Irwin Rivera Earns Hard-Fought Decision In Opener
5 months ago

Daniel Castano Struggles A Bit In His Debut
5 months ago

Eric Hosmer Activated Off IL, Rejoins Lineup Saturday
Oakland Athletics5 months ago

Frankie Montas Sharp Again Vs Astros
Jarvis Landry5 months ago

Jarvis Landry Activated From PUP List
5 months ago

Carey Price Blanks Penguins In Series Clinching Game 4
5 months ago

Anthony Beauvillier Scores Twice As Islanders Advance To Round One
5 months ago

Auston Matthews Keeps Toronto Alive With Overtime Winner
5 months ago

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Quietly Adds to Growing Point Total
5 months ago

Darcy Kuemper Shuts the Door on Nashville, Makes 49 Saves
5 months ago

Chris Paul Leads Team in Scoring Again
5 months ago

Luguentz Dort Stays Productive
5 months ago

Ja Morant Posts 19 Points And Nine Assists
5 months ago

Jonas Valanciunas Extends Double-Double Streak
5 months ago

Dillon Brooks Scores Game-High 22 Points
5 months ago

Zach Plesac A Risky Play Saturday
Utah Jazz5 months ago

Tony Bradley Records A Double-Double Off The Bench
Utah Jazz5 months ago

Jordan Clarkson Leads Jazz With 24 Points
San Antonio Spurs5 months ago

DeMar DeRozan Remains Quiet On Friday
San Antonio Spurs5 months ago

Jakob Poeltl Ends Double-Double Drought
San Antonio Spurs5 months ago

Derrick White Scores Team-High 24 Points
Atlanta Braves5 months ago

Braves and Phillies Game Postponed Due To Weather
5 months ago

Joey Logano Will Start On The Pole At Michigan
Texas Rangers5 months ago

Joey Gallo Out Of Lineup On Friday
6 months ago

Cam Bedrosian Not Throwing Yet
Peter Barrett6 months ago

Peter Barrett Looks To Build From Contender Series Win
Jason Day6 months ago

Is Jason Day Back?
Brooks Koepka6 months ago

Brooks Koepka Will Try To Three-Peat The PGA Championship
Jordan Spieth6 months ago

Can Jordan Spieth Keep It Within The Trees?
Rory McIlroy6 months ago

Rory McIlroy Hopes To Overcome Recent Woes
6 months ago

Joey Wendle At Shortstop Tuesday
6 months ago

Mookie Betts Participates In Modified Hitting Drill
6 months ago

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Leads Thunder With 24 Points
6 months ago

Shogo Akiyama Leading Off On Friday
6 months ago

Ryan Yarbrough Looking To Keep Momentum Going Thursday
6 months ago

Travis d'Arnaud, Tyler Flowers Activated Wednesday
6 months ago

Kevin Newman Gets Day Off On Wednesday
6 months ago

Khris Davis Absent Versus Rockies
6 months ago

Ji-Man Choi Leaves Tuesday's Game Early
6 months ago

Tanner Roark Terrific In Win Over Nationals

Today’s Most Read Articles


Warning: file_get_contents(/var/www/rotoballer.com/api/trending/trending.data): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/rotoballer.com/wp-content/plugins/php-code-for-posts/Classes/Shortcode.php(91) : eval()'d code on line 3

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/rotoballer.com/wp-content/plugins/php-code-for-posts/Classes/Shortcode.php(91) : eval()'d code on line 6

More Recent Articles

 

Top 10 Fantasy Football Busts for Week 7

It's Week 7 and we are officially halfway through the fantasy regular season. With fingers crossed that the season continues to operate with minimal disruption, we can allow football to the forefront of our minds as it appears all games will be played as scheduled this week. Assuming that's the case, fantasy GMs rostering Ravens,... Read More


Booms and Busts - Starts and Sits for Week 7 Lineups

Week 6 in the NFL brought what may be one of the cleanest weeks of action to begin the season. With no catastrophic injuries affecting teams for the remainder of the year, the play on the field seemed to settle in as the more well-known players performed up to par. With big weeks from Derrick... Read More


Updated Week 7 PPR Rankings (Top 400)

Welcome to Week 7 RotoBallers. Below are our updated consensus Week 7 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries, player news and rankings updates: DeSean Jackson Helped Off The Field Thursday Night K.J. Hamler Could Make His Return In Week 7 Devonta Freeman Questionable To Return Monday Night Michael Thomas Officially... Read More


Wide Receiver Snap Counts and Target Trends - Week 6 Analysis

Your wide receivers remain essential components toward your primary goal of securing league championships. As this unique regular season continues to unfold, an expanding assortment of tools is available that can provide you with an extensive level of knowledge regarding this critical position. Those results are contained in this weekly statistical breakdown of multiple categories,... Read More


Week 7 IDP Rankings, Streamers, and Notes

The big IDP news of the week happened just this Thursday morning, as our rankings were being finalized. It was pretty big news, too. Yannick Ngakoue was traded to the Baltimore Ravens! Let’s discuss just how big this news is, and whether it’s good or bad for his short and long term fantasy prospects, shall... Read More


Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings, tiers, player news and stats for Week 7 of the 2020 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings  ... Read More


Fantasy Football Trade Targets - Week 7

The fantasy trade market is always a fun one to evaluate. Articles like this are essentially glorified "Who's Hot and Who's Not" pieces but the tables are turned to where sometimes, you want to trade for those that are cold and trade away those hot. Now, six weeks into the season, we have several big-name players underperforming... Read More


Re-Evaluating the Rookie Running Back Class of 2020

We're six weeks into the 2020 NFL season and are starting to get some good ideas of what usage patterns are looking like. Which means we probably have enough data now to start to re-evaluate where certain players stand in relation to other players. For example, we've got a better idea of how this year's... Read More


WR/CB Matchups to Target and Avoid - Week 7

The CB Matchup Chart has been a helpful resource all season, specifically in Week 6. Last week's article was predictive in forecasting boom games for Julio Jones, Justin Jefferson, and Christian Kirk. It also predicted let-downs from Robby Anderson, Cooper Kupp, and Mike Evans. This week's chart will give the most accurate landscape of CB matchups yet,... Read More


Pivot Plays and Post-Waiver Pickups - Week 7

Things are starting to get difficult for fantasy football managers. Indianapolis, Minnesota, Miami and Baltimore all have the week off, so fantasy managers are already playing shorthanded. Fielding a full lineup is going to be tough as it is if you have a few injuries. If one of your key guys is listed as questionable... Read More


Week 7 Stream Team - Shallow and Deep-League Pickups

Welcome to Week 7 of the NFL season. Each week we will be providing streamer advice for all of those who need it, which is pretty much anyone and everyone. Streaming players with the best matchups each week as well as during your stud's bye weeks is an integral part of winning a fantasy championship... Read More


Lies, Damned Lies, and Fantasy Football Statistics (Week 7)

The more data we get as the season goes on, the better equipped we are to interpret matchups and make informed decisions. Then Week 6 comes along and blows it all to hell. The unpredictability of sports is what keeps us intrigued, as frustrating as it may be at times. Numbers are supposedly to be... Read More


Top 10 Fantasy Football Busts for Week 7

It's Week 7 and we are officially halfway through the fantasy regular season. With fingers crossed that the season continues to operate with minimal disruption, we can allow football to the forefront of our minds as it appears all games will be played as scheduled this week. Assuming that's the case, fantasy GMs rostering Ravens,... Read More


Booms and Busts - Starts and Sits for Week 7 Lineups

Week 6 in the NFL brought what may be one of the cleanest weeks of action to begin the season. With no catastrophic injuries affecting teams for the remainder of the year, the play on the field seemed to settle in as the more well-known players performed up to par. With big weeks from Derrick... Read More


Updated Week 7 PPR Rankings (Top 400)

Welcome to Week 7 RotoBallers. Below are our updated consensus Week 7 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries, player news and rankings updates: DeSean Jackson Helped Off The Field Thursday Night K.J. Hamler Could Make His Return In Week 7 Devonta Freeman Questionable To Return Monday Night Michael Thomas Officially... Read More


Wide Receiver Snap Counts and Target Trends - Week 6 Analysis

Your wide receivers remain essential components toward your primary goal of securing league championships. As this unique regular season continues to unfold, an expanding assortment of tools is available that can provide you with an extensive level of knowledge regarding this critical position. Those results are contained in this weekly statistical breakdown of multiple categories,... Read More


Week 7 IDP Rankings, Streamers, and Notes

The big IDP news of the week happened just this Thursday morning, as our rankings were being finalized. It was pretty big news, too. Yannick Ngakoue was traded to the Baltimore Ravens! Let’s discuss just how big this news is, and whether it’s good or bad for his short and long term fantasy prospects, shall... Read More


Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings, tiers, player news and stats for Week 7 of the 2020 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings  ... Read More


Fantasy Football Trade Targets - Week 7

The fantasy trade market is always a fun one to evaluate. Articles like this are essentially glorified "Who's Hot and Who's Not" pieces but the tables are turned to where sometimes, you want to trade for those that are cold and trade away those hot. Now, six weeks into the season, we have several big-name players underperforming... Read More


Re-Evaluating the Rookie Running Back Class of 2020

We're six weeks into the 2020 NFL season and are starting to get some good ideas of what usage patterns are looking like. Which means we probably have enough data now to start to re-evaluate where certain players stand in relation to other players. For example, we've got a better idea of how this year's... Read More


WR/CB Matchups to Target and Avoid - Week 7

The CB Matchup Chart has been a helpful resource all season, specifically in Week 6. Last week's article was predictive in forecasting boom games for Julio Jones, Justin Jefferson, and Christian Kirk. It also predicted let-downs from Robby Anderson, Cooper Kupp, and Mike Evans. This week's chart will give the most accurate landscape of CB matchups yet,... Read More


Pivot Plays and Post-Waiver Pickups - Week 7

Things are starting to get difficult for fantasy football managers. Indianapolis, Minnesota, Miami and Baltimore all have the week off, so fantasy managers are already playing shorthanded. Fielding a full lineup is going to be tough as it is if you have a few injuries. If one of your key guys is listed as questionable... Read More


Week 7 Stream Team - Shallow and Deep-League Pickups

Welcome to Week 7 of the NFL season. Each week we will be providing streamer advice for all of those who need it, which is pretty much anyone and everyone. Streaming players with the best matchups each week as well as during your stud's bye weeks is an integral part of winning a fantasy championship... Read More


Lies, Damned Lies, and Fantasy Football Statistics (Week 7)

The more data we get as the season goes on, the better equipped we are to interpret matchups and make informed decisions. Then Week 6 comes along and blows it all to hell. The unpredictability of sports is what keeps us intrigued, as frustrating as it may be at times. Numbers are supposedly to be... Read More


The King's Week 7 Fantasy Football Lineup Rankings (Premium Content)

Welcome back, RotoBallers!  Below you will find my Week 7 fantasy football lineup rankings. The ranks are available in PPR, Half PPR and Standard formats. They will be updated as needed, so make sure to check back for the latest versions. Skill Position analysis is primarily based on the PPR ranks. The rankings are powered by... Read More


Slow Starters Ready to Break Out in Fantasy?

We are now more than a third of the way into the fantasy football season and a seemingly clearer picture is available across the landscape. After a pandemic-shortened offseason and lack of preseason exposure, there were plenty of worries headed into the first month specifically. Thus far, one of the most prevalent topics with regards... Read More


Fantasy Football Warning Signals for Week 7

The warning signals get brighter by the week since we have more data to work from. The larger the sample size the easier it is for us to connect the dots from the latest trends. Football is a game of small samples and many variables, making it one of the hardest sports to predict. How... Read More


How to Value Clyde Edwards-Helaire with Le'Veon Bell in KC

Clyde Edwards-Helaire or Jonathan Taylor? Coming into the season this was the biggest question for fantasy GMs, both dynasty managers who were thinking long-term and redraft managers who wanted to know who would be better for this season. There were many different theories and believe me when I say, both sides thought they were 100%... Read More


NextGen Stats - Quarterback Breakdowns and Takeaways

It's been a month since the last time we took a look at our beloved quarterbacks. Numbers are numbers, and numbers don't lie. You can twist them, but looking at them objectively, numbers say that no matter what, rushing the ball is almost always a worse option than passing it in today's game. That's why... Read More


Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers - Week 7

Whether due to their own play, the play of others, or injuries, players' stock increases and decreases on a weekly basis. Perhaps more than any other, the NFL is a league that experiences ups and downs at a rapid pace. With only 16 games, there’s little room for error and seemingly endless opportunities for improvement.... Read More


Coaching Matters: Offenses That Will Improve From Week 6

This series continues into its sixth week of where I dive into offensive areas that will improve or decline based on coaching in order to glean insight as to fantasy football value. In Week 6, we saw performances such as Ryan Tannehill throwing for 364 passing yards, the Houston Texans running backs combining for 66 rushing yards, and the New... Read More


Tape Tells All: D'Andre Swift's Week 6 Performance

Welcome to another edition of Tape Tells All. I've been thinking of rebranding as just TAPE. All-Caps like that. Probably wouldn't be a good idea for SEO purposes, right? Anyways, this week we'll be discussing Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift. Swift set a lot of career highs this week, with bests in carries... Read More


Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

Week 6 was like the 2020 of fantasy football weeks. All those great matchups meant nothing, those studs let you down, and your bench likely went crazy. The good news is that we didn't have any season-ending injuries to running backs or games canceled due to COVID, so in retrospect maybe we shouldn't complain. The... Read More


FAB Bidding - Week 7 Waiver Wire Targets

Whether it's injuries, bye-week blues, or simply poor performance, we've got the waiver-wire cure...but it just might cost you! Alongside our famous waiver wire pickups list and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Budget (FAB). In... Read More


Waiver Wire Express - Week 7 Lightning Round

Week 6 was relatively healthy and had no coronavirus delays, so let's just take a moment to bask in that. That said, we still saw Miles Sanders (knee) and Zach Ertz (ankle) go down, while Mark Ingram (ankle) has a bye to get healthy. Week 7 byes are Baltimore, Indianapolis, Miami, and Minnesota. Let's get... Read More


Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7

Fantasy GMs are to be commended for rising to the unique challenges that have unfolded during this regular season. Injuries to critical players is an unwelcome reality that occurs every year. This is also the case for backs that were expected to operate as RB1s, but have been relegated to committees. However, this season has... Read More


Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7

Six weeks of NFL football are behind us, aside from a pair of Monday games, including a late afternoon game between the Bills and the Chiefs. In terms of wide receiver production this week, we didn't have the huge breakouts like we had in Week 5. Chase Claypool didn't score four touchdowns. In fact, only... Read More


More Recent Articles

 

Dissecting Contact Quality In Search Of Fantasy Bargains

Of the 1,015 hitters sampled(1) between 2015 and 2019, there were only 14 instances of hitters making more productive contact against pitches outside of the strike zone than against pitches inside of the strike zone based on xwOBAcon. Based on the same sample, the average hitter was a whopping .116 points better against pitches inside... Read More


Daily MLB Injury Roundup for October 23rd, 2020

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for October 23rd, 2020. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Lineup Order Risers and Fallers: AL West 2020 Review

It’s the offseason and there are about to be a bunch of moving parts. This allows for speculation in terms of players gaining or losing playing time, moving up or down a batting order and much more. The idea here is to highlight some lineup situations for each team and some potential winners or losers... Read More


2021 1st & 2nd Year Players with James Anderson - Benched with Bubba (Episode 317)

Bubba (@bdentrek) is joined by James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) on episode 317. The guys will go over 30+ first and second-year players. They will discuss their current ADP's in the 2 Early Mocks, what to expect of the players in 2021, and much more. They also go over some listener questions, compare Juan Soto to Mike... Read More


Daily MLB Injury Roundup for October 21st, 2020

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for October 21st, 2020. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Daily MLB Injury Roundup for October 20th, 2020

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for October 20th, 2020. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Bubba and Bat Flip 54: 2 Early Mocks APD Player Debates - Benched with Bubba (Episode 316)

Bubba (@bdentrek) is joined by Bat Flip Crazy (@BatFlipCrazy) to take a deeper look at the 2 Early Mocks ADP. They go over some of the positions and look at players with similar ADPs and debate. Going around the diamond discussing some players people are high on and some they are down on with a... Read More


Daily MLB Injury Roundup for October 18th, 2020

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for October 18th, 2020. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Daily MLB Injury Roundup for October 17th, 2020

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for October 17th, 2020. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


2021 Early Mock ADP Values & Reaches: WPC+ Videocast

Pierre Camus and Nicklaus Gaut prepare for the 2021 fantasy baseball season with a look at early mock draft results from the RotoBaller Expert mock. 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... Read More


Statcast Season Review: 2020 Barrel Leaders (Hitters)

The 2020 MLB season will always be one for the record books, even if everything that took place will have multiple asterisks attached to it. Evaluating Statcast numbers is a nice way to find hot and cold hitters, as well as underachievers and overachievers. Now that the regular season is over, let's reflect on the... Read More


Daily MLB Injury Roundup for October 16th, 2020

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for October 16th, 2020. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Daily MLB Injury Roundup for October 15th, 2020

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for October 15th, 2020. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Daily MLB Injury Roundup for October 14th, 2020

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for October 14th, 2020. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Bubba and Bat Flip 53: 2 Early Mocks APD Trends & More - Benched with Bubba (Episode 315)

Bubba (@bdentrek) is joined by Bat Flip Crazy (@BatFlipCrazy) to take a deeper look at the 2 Early Mocks ADP. They dig into trends, some interesting risers/fallers, and much more. They also go over some listener questions at the end to keep the Fantasy Baseball information coming even in the offseason. Be sure to subscribe... Read More