RSO Staff Picks: Week 12

Updated: November 24th 2016

Week 11 Results

1T. Papson – 9-5

1T. English 9-5

1T. Wendell – 9-5

Overall Standings

1. Papson – 100-59-2

2. Wendell – 91-68-2

3. English – 89-70-2

A solid 9-5 week from all three of us but no blood was spilled by Pappy, so heading into Week 2, I am still 9 games back and Kyle is 11 games back. There is almost no path to victory at this point if Papson simply holds serve down the stretch. Some really great games are being played this week, including three good ones today. The week will start with a matchup between Minnesota and Detroit to determine the NFC North leader and end with a must win game on Monday night between the Packers and Eagles (I will be in attendance!). Here are our picks for the week:

NFL Game Picks

Game Wendell Papson English

MIN @ DET

WAS @ DAL

PIT @ IND

ARI @ ATL

JAX @ BUF

TEN @ CHI

NYG @ CLV

SF @ MIA

LA @ NO

CIN @ BLT

SD @ HOU

SEA @ TB

CAR @ OAK

NE @ NYJ

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KC @ DEN

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GB @ PHI

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Week 12 FantasyDraft Advice

Updated: November 24th 2016

Week 12 of the NFL season is upon us and what better way to complement yearly leagues than by playing daily leagues as well? Assuming your opponent’s team is stacked and you’re fighting a losing battle, DFS is a way to still monetize your football knowledge on a lost week in yearly leagues. However, there is a bit of a strategy difference due to the weekly salary cap. In this article, fantasy expert Ricky Sanders will walk you through the thought process of putting together the best possible FantasyDraft DFS lineup for the upcoming weekend slate (not including Thanksgiving):

Carson Palmer, Cardinals, $10,500 – The average score of a Falcons game this season has been 33-28 and Carson Palmer’s price is as cheap as it is ever going to be. By comparison, Ryan Tannehill, Jameis Winston and Carson Wentz are all slightly more expensive and Joe Flacco is listed at the exact same price tag. This does not make sense in a matchup against a defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing QBs including the second most passing TDs allowed. Another huge positive for Palmer is the fact the Falcons have allowed the most receiving yards to opposing RBs and David Johnson is arguably the best receiving back in the game (with Le’Veon Bell as the other clear choice). Palmer simply possesses too much upside in this elite matchup to overlook at the price of a scrub. He has not dipped below 15 fantasy points in four consecutive games so even a mediocre outing from him would prove useful at this cost.

Jay Ajayi, Dolphins, $14,300 – This price tag is certainly steep for Jay Ajayi but the matchup quite literally could not get any better. He will square off against a 49ers defense this week that has allowed 179.5 yards rushing per game, 5.2 yards per carry and 16 total TDs to opposing all RBs (all worst in the league). Naturally, this has led to the 49ers having allowed the most fantasy points to the RB position by a wide margin. Sure Jay Ajayi is coming off two straight stinkers but this 49ers defense has now allowed a 100 yard rusher in eight of their last nine ballgames after LeGarrette Blount topped the century mark last week. Remember, Ajayi is only two games removed from a streak of three consecutive 100 yard rushing games and three games removed from back-to-back 200-plus yard rushing games. Even at this egregious price tag, it is difficult to imagine Ajayi not topping 100 yards and/or not finding the end zone. In all likelihood, he will accomplish both feats in which case he should compete for the highest point total at the position this week.

Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals, $13,200 – Coming off a week where spending up on the top tier of receivers did not make sense, the landscape is looking awfully similar in Week 12. With Odell Beckham Jr. matched up against Joe Haden and Julio Jones likely being shadowed by Patrick Peterson, there is not a lot of motivation to pay their prices when cheaper players such as Larry Fitzgerald could easily match or surpass their fantasy point totals. Prior to last week against a tough Vikings pass defense, Fitzgerald had been targeted at least 11 times in three consecutive games. Now, he will square off against a Falcons team that has allowed the second most fantasy points out of the slot of any team. Additionally, Fitzgerald is one of the safest possible investments in DFS as he has not sunk below 10.90 fantasy points in any game so far this season. At the same time, he has blown up for 26-plus fantasy points on three occasions as well. With a safe floor and high ceiling, there should be no reservations to deploying in this ideal situation.

Julian Edelman, Patriots, $12,700 – According to Football Outsiders’ defense-adjusted value over average (DVOA) metric, the Jets grade as a top three overall rushing defense and a top five team at stopping an opposing team’s number one WR. However, they struggle against team’s number two and three options in the passing game including slot receivers. This quite clearly presents an intriguing opportunity for Julius Edelman to produce in this matchup especially considering his 17 targets sans Rob Gronkowski last week. Assuming Gronkowski is ruled out once again, Edelman would continue to see an uptick in targets but his value is not simply tied to the status of the team’s star TE. Edelman has now scored in two of the last three contests after scoring in zero of his first seven games to begin the season. Furthermore, he has been targeted at least seven times in each of his last six games after failing to reach that mark twice in his first four games. Essentially, he has reverted back to the consistent Edelman the fantasy community knew and loved last season and yet his price does not reflect the shift yet. Like Fitzgerald, he is one of the safer options due to his high floor in PPR (has caught at least four passes in all but one game this season). With the Patriots implied to score 27.3 points, one of the highest few totals of the weekend, expect Edelman to be a big part of the offense.

Gary Barnidge, Browns, $7,000 – Last season, Gary Barnidge finished as TE3 in fantasy football and it was mostly thanks to the rapport he developed with Josh McCown. Sure McCown only played eight games but Barnidge quite clearly performed better with McCown under center. Since the start of 2015, Barnidge has averaged 15.12 PPR fantasy points per game (FPPG) in the 11 games in which McCown has attempted 10-plus passes alongside Barnidge compared to just 10.11 FPPG in the 16 games outside the split. On Sunday, Barnidge and company will face a Giants defense that was allowing a monster game to Zach Miller last week before he broke his foot. In total, the Giants rank 18th DVOA against TEs and have allowed a hefty 69.9 yards per game to the position. At an affordable price tag, and coming off another game in which McCown threw him a TD, Barnidge is an easy lock-and-load in cash games.


Ricky Sanders is a fantasy sports expert with over 15 years of playing experience. After starting several freelance fantasy sports blogs, Ricky moved up in the fantasy industry when he joined Going9 Baseball. He wrote fantasy baseball content and had a weekly radio spot on the site’s SiriusXM Satellite Radio show. Shortly thereafter, in early 2013, Ricky joined RotoExperts as a three-sport fantasy contributor, eventually becoming one of the site’s lead basketball writers. While writing for RotoExperts, Ricky was introduced to daily fantasy sports and immediately fell in love. With help from some of his mentors, some of the best DFS players in the world, he honed his skills and became the daily fantasy expert he is today. When RotoExperts created a daily-focused website called DailyRoto.com, Ricky was brought on to FantasyDraft as one of the main contributors. He still makes frequent appearances on the RotoExperts SiriusXM Radio show and on the FNTSY Sports Television Network, talking daily fantasy sports. He also continues to write for a few DFS content sites: FanVice, RotoCurve and Daily Fantasy Cafe. Ricky is a proud and active member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. Don’t hesitate to contact Ricky with questions on Twitter @RSandersDFS.

Q&A Session

Updated: November 17th 2016

In just a short time, roster decisions will become very difficult for RSO owners. Most leagues are just weeks away from the fantasy playoffs and teams must solidify rosters with trade deadlines looming.  I teamed with fellow RSO writer Nick Andrews this week answering a variety of questions involving end of season moves that teams might consider.

How much salary cap room, if any, do you want to keep for end of season waiver adds and trades?

Nick:  I believe that if you’re buying at the end of the season then you should have any cap space left over. What extra room you have you should be using to buy players that can help you win this season. I did this in one of my leagues where I went from $40M in space down to less than $1M and bought Gronk, Alshon Jeffery, Jonathan Stewart, and Golden Tate to bolster my playoff chances. If you are selling, you should just be making additions that don’t negatively affect your cap room in future years. It’s tough to rebuild if you don’t have any money to work with.

Bernard:  I like to keep around 5-10% of my total cap available for moves.  This gives me a lot of flexibility to make trades whether I am a buyer or seller and allows me to get those must-add players on waivers.  The amount basically comes down to league size.  More relevant free agents are generally available in shallower leagues which results in me typically wanting more cap space in those leagues.  The waiver wire tends to be very shallow in deeper leagues with very few, if any, players who contribute to a championship caliber team which means I am fine having near nothing in cap space available after the trade deadline.

Which players are end of season buys for a contender?

Nick:  More reasonable names to acquire I would be looking at Golden Tate, Chris Hogan, and Larry Fitzgerald for receiver, Jonathan Stewart and Doug Martin for running backs. Of course take into consideration the costs associated with these players and hopefully they don’t have long term commitments (save for maybe Tate and Hogan).

Bernard:  Look no further than Indianapolis Colt Frank Gore if you need a solid RB2 on a high scoring offense.  New Orleans, Tampa Bay, and San Diego are three teams with players I am loading up on.  The Saints and Bucs play each other twice in the fantasy playoffs in what should be high scoring games with two teams who are terrible against the pass.  The Chargers also have a terrific schedule to close the year on an efficient, high-volume passing attack.  I also like upgrading the quarterback and tight end positions where I am weak.  They are usually cheap upgrades due to the large supply available relative to starting requirements.

What player were you right/wrong about going in to the season?

Nick:  I already said this in my previous article but I was not drinking the David Johnson Kool-Aid. I had seen too many running backs fizzle out after one season and wasn’t willing to pay in the range of $13-$20M for his services. I will stand behind my Bold Prediction candidate though and say that while not spectacular Giovanni Bernard has been one of the more solid/healthy options at running back this season.

Bernard:  I was far lower on Matt Forte than the consensus expecting more of a committee situation.  All preseason indicators pointed to more of a timeshare with Bilal Powell than what actually formed.   Forte is on pace for 300 carries which would be his highest total since his rookie season.  The most striking statistic is his splits when the Jets are competitive vs. non-competitive.  Forte averages 24 carries, 94 yards, and 1.6 TDs in the 5 games New York either won or lost by less than five points through week nine.  In the four games New York lost by at least ten points, Forte manages only a 13 carry, 41 yard average with zero scores.  Seattle wide receiver Tyler Lockett is another player I was lower on when compared to the fantasy community where I saw a lot of uncertainty in his role this season.  The surprising return of Jimmy Graham and Russell Wilson’s ongoing injuries has hurt Lockett’s development along with his own nagging injuries plus limited his opportunity.  He is not a major part of the Seahawks passing attack at this stage exceeding five targets and 32 yards in only one game.

Who are potential league winning waiver adds for the end of season?

Nick: Not sure being this deep into the season there are much more diamonds left on the waiver wire. My blanket advice would just be, if you haven’t already, drop your roster-cloggers and pick up as many of your running backs’ handcuffs as possible. We saw many Mark Ingram owners left holding the bag last year when he was injured in the playoffs and it was a mad scramble to add Tim Hightower. Don’t get caught this year.

Bernard:  Nick makes a great point on running back handcuffs.  While most of the top-tier backups are likely on rosters at this stage, there is still a number of backs who could provide quality production if given the opportunity.  San Diego wide receiver Dontrelle Inman is a player I am targeting on waivers for the reasons detailed for the Chargers in the buy section above.  He should produce solid numbers down the stretch and could be in for a bigger role if fellow WR Travis Benjamin misses more time than expected.

Which rookie are you trying to get on your roster now?

Nick: I’m always trying to buy at a player’s funeral so give me any rookies that haven’t returned their values nearing the end of year one. We saw plenty of people sour on Melvin Gordon last year and now he’s likely untouchable in your league. Fish out the owners of Josh Doctson and Laquan Treadwell and see what it would cost for either of them. I’m sure if you offered a 2nd in a very deep 2017 class they would have to take a very hard look at what they expect from those two players.

Bernard:  Consider me a value opportunist also always looking to take advantage of impatience and injuries.  Rookie tight ends rarely make much of an impact which usually translates to strong buys near the end of the season.  I have seen enough from Hunter Henry and Austin Hooper to confidently put offers out for both with the incumbent starters likely retiring soon.  Quarterbacks Jared Goff and Paxton Lynch will take the starting jobs sooner rather than later.  Both are worth a look, particularly in 2QB formats.


Bio: Bernard Faller has degrees in engineering and economics.  He currently lives in Las Vegas and enjoys athletics, poker, and fantasy football in his free time.  Send your questions and comments (both good and bad) on Twitter @BernardFaller1.

Q&A Session

Updated: November 17th 2016

In just a short time, roster decisions will become very difficult for RSO owners. Most leagues are just weeks away from the fantasy playoffs and teams must solidify rosters with trade deadlines looming.  I teamed with fellow RSO writer Nick Andrews this week answering a variety of questions involving end of season moves that teams might consider.

How much salary cap room, if any, do you want to keep for end of season waiver adds and trades?

Nick:  I believe that if you’re buying at the end of the season then you should have any cap space left over. What extra room you have you should be using to buy players that can help you win this season. I did this in one of my leagues where I went from $40M in space down to less than $1M and bought Gronk, Alshon Jeffery, Jonathan Stewart, and Golden Tate to bolster my playoff chances. If you are selling, you should just be making additions that don’t negatively affect your cap room in future years. It’s tough to rebuild if you don’t have any money to work with.

Bernard:  I like to keep around 5-10% of my total cap available for moves.  This gives me a lot of flexibility to make trades whether I am a buyer or seller and allows me to get those must-add players on waivers.  The amount basically comes down to league size.  More relevant free agents are generally available in shallower leagues which results in me typically wanting more cap space in those leagues.  The waiver wire tends to be very shallow in deeper leagues with very few, if any, players who contribute to a championship caliber team which means I am fine having near nothing in cap space available after the trade deadline.

Which players are end of season buys for a contender?

Nick:  More reasonable names to acquire I would be looking at Golden Tate, Chris Hogan, and Larry Fitzgerald for receiver, Jonathan Stewart and Doug Martin for running backs. Of course take into consideration the costs associated with these players and hopefully they don’t have long term commitments (save for maybe Tate and Hogan).

Bernard:  Look no further than Indianapolis Colt Frank Gore if you need a solid RB2 on a high scoring offense.  New Orleans, Tampa Bay, and San Diego are three teams with players I am loading up on.  The Saints and Bucs play each other twice in the fantasy playoffs in what should be high scoring games with two teams who are terrible against the pass.  The Chargers also have a terrific schedule to close the year on an efficient, high-volume passing attack.  I also like upgrading the quarterback and tight end positions where I am weak.  They are usually cheap upgrades due to the large supply available relative to starting requirements.

What player were you right/wrong about going in to the season?

Nick:  I already said this in my previous article but I was not drinking the David Johnson Kool-Aid. I had seen too many running backs fizzle out after one season and wasn’t willing to pay in the range of $13-$20M for his services. I will stand behind my Bold Prediction candidate though and say that while not spectacular Giovanni Bernard has been one of the more solid/healthy options at running back this season.

Bernard:  I was far lower on Matt Forte than the consensus expecting more of a committee situation.  All preseason indicators pointed to more of a timeshare with Bilal Powell than what actually formed.   Forte is on pace for 300 carries which would be his highest total since his rookie season.  The most striking statistic is his splits when the Jets are competitive vs. non-competitive.  Forte averages 24 carries, 94 yards, and 1.6 TDs in the 5 games New York either won or lost by less than five points through week nine.  In the four games New York lost by at least ten points, Forte manages only a 13 carry, 41 yard average with zero scores.  Seattle wide receiver Tyler Lockett is another player I was lower on when compared to the fantasy community where I saw a lot of uncertainty in his role this season.  The surprising return of Jimmy Graham and Russell Wilson’s ongoing injuries has hurt Lockett’s development along with his own nagging injuries plus limited his opportunity.  He is not a major part of the Seahawks passing attack at this stage exceeding five targets and 32 yards in only one game.

Who are potential league winning waiver adds for the end of season?

Nick: Not sure being this deep into the season there are much more diamonds left on the waiver wire. My blanket advice would just be, if you haven’t already, drop your roster-cloggers and pick up as many of your running backs’ handcuffs as possible. We saw many Mark Ingram owners left holding the bag last year when he was injured in the playoffs and it was a mad scramble to add Tim Hightower. Don’t get caught this year.

Bernard:  Nick makes a great point on running back handcuffs.  While most of the top-tier backups are likely on rosters at this stage, there is still a number of backs who could provide quality production if given the opportunity.  San Diego wide receiver Dontrelle Inman is a player I am targeting on waivers for the reasons detailed for the Chargers in the buy section above.  He should produce solid numbers down the stretch and could be in for a bigger role if fellow WR Travis Benjamin misses more time than expected.

Which rookie are you trying to get on your roster now?

Nick: I’m always trying to buy at a player’s funeral so give me any rookies that haven’t returned their values nearing the end of year one. We saw plenty of people sour on Melvin Gordon last year and now he’s likely untouchable in your league. Fish out the owners of Josh Doctson and Laquan Treadwell and see what it would cost for either of them. I’m sure if you offered a 2nd in a very deep 2017 class they would have to take a very hard look at what they expect from those two players.

Bernard:  Consider me a value opportunist also always looking to take advantage of impatience and injuries.  Rookie tight ends rarely make much of an impact which usually translates to strong buys near the end of the season.  I have seen enough from Hunter Henry and Austin Hooper to confidently put offers out for both with the incumbent starters likely retiring soon.  Quarterbacks Jared Goff and Paxton Lynch will take the starting jobs sooner rather than later.  Both are worth a look, particularly in 2QB formats.


Bio: Bernard Faller has degrees in engineering and economics.  He currently lives in Las Vegas and enjoys athletics, poker, and fantasy football in his free time.  Send your questions and comments (both good and bad) on Twitter @BernardFaller1.

RSO Staff Picks: Week 11

Updated: November 24th 2016

Week 10 Results

1. Papson – 6-8

2T. English 5-9

2T. Wendell – 5-9

Overall Standings

1. Papson – 91-54-2

2. Wendell – 82-63-2

3. English 80-65-2

A pretty terrible week from all of us overall, but Papson extends his seemingly insurmountable league by taking the week with a 6-8 week to the pitiful 5-9 from Kyle and me. I now sit 9 games back while Kyle sits 11 games back with 7 weeks to go. It looks to be another exciting week of games though, starting with an in-conference battle between the Saints (4-5) and Panthers (3-6), both teams with losing records through 10 weeks but that could each win the NFC South with Atlanta only sitting at 6-4, and end with the first every NFL game played in Mexico City as the 7-2 Raiders look to keep pace with the rest of the AFC West against the 6-3 Texans. In fact, there is so much parity in this league right now that the winless 0-10 Browns have still not been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs and could theoretically still win their division. Realistically speaking, only the Jets, Jaguars, and Browns are out of it in the AFC and the Bears and 49ers in the NFC. Every other team still has a shot at playing January football. Here are our picks for the week:

NFL Game Picks

Game Wendell English Papson

NO @ CAR

BUF @ CIN

PIT @ CLV

BAL @ DAL

JAX @ DET

TEN @ IND

TB @ KC

ARI @ MIN

CHI @ NYG

MIA @ LA

NE @ SF

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PHI @ SEA

GB @ WAS

HOU @ OAK








Week 11 FantasyDraft Advice

Updated: November 17th 2016

Week 11 of the NFL season is upon us and what better way to complement yearly leagues than by playing daily leagues as well? Assuming your opponent’s team is stacked and you’re fighting a losing battle, DFS is a way to still monetize your football knowledge on a lost week in yearly leagues. However, there is a bit of a strategy difference due to the weekly salary cap. In this article, fantasy expert Ricky Sanders will walk you through the thought process of putting together the best possible FantasyDraft DFS lineup for the upcoming week:

Marcus Mariota, Titans, $12,600 – How can you not like Marcus Mariota moving forward after topping 17.50 fantasy points for the sixth consecutive game last week? This time, he managed 295 yards passing and four passing TDs en route to 28.60 fantasy points. In fact, this was the fourth time in sixth week he bested 28 fantasy points so the consistency he is developing is simply remarkable. Now, he and the Titans will square off against a Colts team that ranks 29th in pass defense according to Football Outsiders’ defense-adjusted value over average (DVOA) statistic. Other than Vontae Davis, this secondary is not overly imposing and this game is projected as the weekend’s highest over/under (52.0 points). Running used to be a big part of Mariota’s game but he has topped out at 14 yards rushing over his last four games so he is doing all of his damage through the air. With guys like Rishard Matthews and Delanie Walker peaking at the right time, it is hard to imagine a scenario where Mariota flops in this matchup. Although he is a little bit more expensive than the ideal cash game QB, the high floor he possesses is second to none in the price range.

Le’Veon Bell, Steelers, $16,600 – Last week, David Johnson drew the dream matchup against the league’s worst rushing defense and was only priced at $16,000. The pricing algorithm now lists Le’Veon Bell in a slightly less enticing matchup at $600 more and yet he still cannot be overlooked. Bell is more involved in the passing game than even Johnson which deems his upside the highest of any RB in the league on a given week. Just look at his target total since he was activated (by week): six, 11, seven, 13, nine and 10. Those are the target numbers of a WR1 and that is even before he adds in his rushing totals. For the third time in six games this year, Bell hauled in nine-plus passes last week and he finally enjoyed positive regression in the TD department. What does that mean? Well, heading into the matchup against the Cowboys, he had not found the end zone even once this year and then he scored two TDs in Week 10. Eventually he was going to find the end zone and he was flirting with RB3 in fantasy even having been held scoreless. If he continues to add scores to his line, the sky is the limit. Oh by the way, he Browns have surrendered 1,291 yards rushing (second most), 12 rushing TDs (second most) and 14 total TDs (third most) to the RB position. Start him.

LeSean McCoy, Bills, $12,900 – Heading into Monday Night Football, Rashad Jennings had not topped 27 yards rushing since Week 1 despite a healthy number of touches. All it took was the Bengals rushing defense (or lack thereof) to spark him for 87 yards rushing and his first 100-plus yards from scrimmage output of the season. According to DVOA, the Bengals’ rushing defense ranks 22nd and in reality they have allowed the 11th most rushing yards (883) of any team. The biggest selling point for LeSean McCoy this week is the fact he had a week to rest his ailing hamstring. Honestly, the team should have sat him leading into the bye but he did rush for 4.0 yards per carry (YPC) on 21 attempts and caught four passes for 35 yards in his final game before the off week. In other words, McCoy was already healthy enough to play so now he should be close to 100-percent in a pretty enticing matchup. The RB landscape as a whole is much less enticing this week as opposed to last week but McCoy allows owners to roster a true bell cow for a reasonable cost.

Jamison Crowder, Redskins, $10,600 – Do not look now but Jamison Crowder has managed at least 100 yards receiving or a TD in each of his last four games and six of nine games overall. Clearly, he has emerged as the top receiver in this offense even though DeSean Jackson was expected to emerge as the top option from the start. At this point, there is no denying Crowder’s impact as he has been targeted at least six times in all but three games and at least nine times in two of his last three games. Most notably, the team will square off against a Packers defense that was just torched by Mariota and the Titans. Unlike the Titans, I would not expect Rob Kelley and the offensive line to have their way with a stout Packers front seven that has limited all mid-tier running games to almost nothing so far this season. Essentially, the team is going to have to throw more than usual and the team already attempts the seventh most passes per game (39.4). Expect Crowder to rack up the targets in this game against a banged up secondary because that is the only way to beat this Packers team. If the game turns into a shootout, Crowder could even turn this into a monster performance and he is priced below $11,000. This is quite the bargain so do not overlook it.

Delanie Walker, Titans, $10,600 – Only Rob Gronkowski, Jordan Reed and Tyler Eifert averaged more fantasy points per game at the position last season than Delanie Walker and the Titans’ stud decided the case for him as a top four TE needed to be reiterated last week. Against the Packers, he caught 9-11 targets for 124 yards and a TD and now the matchup only gets better (at least on paper). DVOA lists the Colts as the 31st defense against the TE position or second worst in the league. When Walker last squared off against this defense, he caught 7-8 targets for 84 yards and a TD (or his second best game of the season aside from Week 10). As a whole, TEs are averaging 86.3 yards per game against the Colts and they average outputs of 42.5-percent above their average. After a few quiet games early on, Walker has now topped 11.50 fantasy points in each of his last four games so he is rolling like the year was 2015. In an elite matchup once again, pairing him with his QB Mariota in cash games is a smart idea (if you like money).


Ricky Sanders is a fantasy sports expert with over 15 years of playing experience. After starting several freelance fantasy sports blogs, Ricky moved up in the fantasy industry when he joined Going9 Baseball. He wrote fantasy baseball content and had a weekly radio spot on the site’s SiriusXM Satellite Radio show. Shortly thereafter, in early 2013, Ricky joined RotoExperts as a three-sport fantasy contributor, eventually becoming one of the site’s lead basketball writers. While writing for RotoExperts, Ricky was introduced to daily fantasy sports and immediately fell in love. With help from some of his mentors, some of the best DFS players in the world, he honed his skills and became the daily fantasy expert he is today. When RotoExperts created a daily-focused website called DailyRoto.com, Ricky was brought on to FantasyDraft as one of the main contributors. He still makes frequent appearances on the RotoExperts SiriusXM Radio show and on the FNTSY Sports Television Network, talking daily fantasy sports. He also continues to write for a few DFS content sites: FanVice, RotoCurve and Daily Fantasy Cafe. Ricky is a proud and active member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. Don’t hesitate to contact Ricky with questions on Twitter @RSandersDFS.