Ben Battle

Ben is a Lead Writer for RotoViz who enjoys applying his background in Mathematics to fantasy sports. Ben was the winner of the RotoViz #SFB8 contest and is a formerly nationally ranked competitive tennis player who has competed his entire life up through college.

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In-Season Articles

Todd Gurley Is a Bad Third Round Pick

Todd Gurley, the No. 1 non-quarterback fantasy football player in points per game in both 2017 and 2018, is currently being overdrafted in the second round of best ball drafts. Gurley’s ADP has declined in the last month, but it has not fallen far enough. There should be extreme concern about Gurley’s health and his future in the NFL. The Information We Have We know that for some reason during the playoffs, Gurley was rendered useless in the most important games for his franchise in the last nineteen years, despite being the franchise’s biggest face behind McVay. It does not matter…...

2019 Rookie WR Tournament Round Two: (1) N’Keal Harry vs (9) Marquise Brown

In the second round of the 2019 RotoViz Rookie WR Tournament, first overall seed N’Keal Harry from Arizona State takes on ninth-seeded Marquise Brown out of Oklahoma. Brown’s draft stock is on the rise, but will it be enough for him to edge out this year’s RotoViz darling, Harry? Read on to find out. Note from Curtis Patrick, RotoViz Dynasty Coordinator: The 2019 RotoViz Rookie WR Tournament pits 16 of the top prospects at the position in this year’s draft in head-to-head matchups. Our dynasty team considered the following when voting to determine the winner of each matchup: RotoViz metrics…...

2019 Rookie WR Tournament: A.J. Brown (3) vs Terry McLaurin (14)

In the first round of the 2019 RotoViz Rookie WR Tournament, third overall seed A.J. Brown from Ole Miss takes on 14th-seeded Terry McLaurin out of Ohio State. Is there any hope for McLaurin, or will Brown’s pedigree prove too hot to handle for the Buckeye? Read on to find out. Note from Curtis Patrick, RotoViz Dynasty Coordinator: The 2019 RotoViz Rookie WR Tournament pits 16 of the top prospects at the position in this year’s draft in head-to-head matchups. Our dynasty team considered the following when voting to determine the winner of each matchup: RotoViz metrics and research, projected…...

Top Dynasty WR Buy Lows: The Elite

Welcome to the first iteration of this off-season dynasty buy low series! This article series will identify players who the public is too low on right now, or whose value is set to spike soon. Today, I am focusing on two elite wide receivers who crack the top-15 in my dynasty wide receiver rankings who the public is lower on than I am. Tyler Boyd Boyd is currently my No. 1 offseason buy. The Cincinnati receiver had a third year break out last season when he scored 221 PPR points and finished as the WR16 overall. Boyd remained behind veteran A.J…....

Game Level Similarity Projections: Wide Receivers Week 16

Welcome to the 2018 Game Level Similarity Projections (GLSP) for wide receivers, a weekly column designed to help you identify high-upside standouts and set your season-long lineups. GLSP uses historical matchup, team, player, and Vegas lines to generate situation-agnostic projections. The low projection is equivalent to the 25th-percentile point total from the comparable matchups. The median projection provides a benchmark, with even odds of the player producing more or less. The high projection is equivalent to the 75th-percentile point total from the comparable matchups. Please note that the model is run three times: six weeks back, four weeks back, and three weeks back and…...

Todd Gurley Is a Bad Third Round Pick

Todd Gurley, the No. 1 non-quarterback fantasy football player in points per game in both 2017 and 2018, is currently being overdrafted in the second round of best ball drafts. Gurley’s ADP has declined in the last month, but it has not fallen far enough. There should be extreme concern about Gurley’s health and his future in the NFL. The Information We Have We know that for some reason during the playoffs, Gurley was rendered useless in the most important games for his franchise in the last nineteen years, despite being the franchise’s biggest face behind McVay. It does not matter…...

2019 Rookie WR Tournament Round Two: (1) N’Keal Harry vs (9) Marquise Brown

In the second round of the 2019 RotoViz Rookie WR Tournament, first overall seed N’Keal Harry from Arizona State takes on ninth-seeded Marquise Brown out of Oklahoma. Brown’s draft stock is on the rise, but will it be enough for him to edge out this year’s RotoViz darling, Harry? Read on to find out. Note from Curtis Patrick, RotoViz Dynasty Coordinator: The 2019 RotoViz Rookie WR Tournament pits 16 of the top prospects at the position in this year’s draft in head-to-head matchups. Our dynasty team considered the following when voting to determine the winner of each matchup: RotoViz metrics…...

2019 Rookie WR Tournament: A.J. Brown (3) vs Terry McLaurin (14)

In the first round of the 2019 RotoViz Rookie WR Tournament, third overall seed A.J. Brown from Ole Miss takes on 14th-seeded Terry McLaurin out of Ohio State. Is there any hope for McLaurin, or will Brown’s pedigree prove too hot to handle for the Buckeye? Read on to find out. Note from Curtis Patrick, RotoViz Dynasty Coordinator: The 2019 RotoViz Rookie WR Tournament pits 16 of the top prospects at the position in this year’s draft in head-to-head matchups. Our dynasty team considered the following when voting to determine the winner of each matchup: RotoViz metrics and research, projected…...

Top Dynasty WR Buy Lows: The Elite

Welcome to the first iteration of this off-season dynasty buy low series! This article series will identify players who the public is too low on right now, or whose value is set to spike soon. Today, I am focusing on two elite wide receivers who crack the top-15 in my dynasty wide receiver rankings who the public is lower on than I am. Tyler Boyd Boyd is currently my No. 1 offseason buy. The Cincinnati receiver had a third year break out last season when he scored 221 PPR points and finished as the WR16 overall. Boyd remained behind veteran A.J…....

Game Level Similarity Projections: Wide Receivers Week 16

Welcome to the 2018 Game Level Similarity Projections (GLSP) for wide receivers, a weekly column designed to help you identify high-upside standouts and set your season-long lineups. GLSP uses historical matchup, team, player, and Vegas lines to generate situation-agnostic projections. The low projection is equivalent to the 25th-percentile point total from the comparable matchups. The median projection provides a benchmark, with even odds of the player producing more or less. The high projection is equivalent to the 75th-percentile point total from the comparable matchups. Please note that the model is run three times: six weeks back, four weeks back, and three weeks back and…...

Todd Gurley Is a Bad Third Round Pick

Todd Gurley, the No. 1 non-quarterback fantasy football player in points per game in both 2017 and 2018, is currently being overdrafted in the second round of best ball drafts. Gurley’s ADP has declined in the last month, but it has not fallen far enough. There should be extreme concern about…...

2019 Rookie WR Tournament Round Two: (1) N’Keal Harry vs (9) Marquise Brown

In the second round of the 2019 RotoViz Rookie WR Tournament, first overall seed N’Keal Harry from Arizona State takes on ninth-seeded Marquise Brown out of Oklahoma. Brown’s draft stock is on the rise, but will it be enough for him to edge out this year’s RotoViz darling, Harry? Read…...

2019 Rookie WR Tournament: A.J. Brown (3) vs Terry McLaurin (14)

In the first round of the 2019 RotoViz Rookie WR Tournament, third overall seed A.J. Brown from Ole Miss takes on 14th-seeded Terry McLaurin out of Ohio State. Is there any hope for McLaurin, or will Brown’s pedigree prove too hot to handle for the Buckeye? Read on to find…...

Top Dynasty WR Buy Lows: The Elite

Welcome to the first iteration of this off-season dynasty buy low series! This article series will identify players who the public is too low on right now, or whose value is set to spike soon. Today, I am focusing on two elite wide receivers who crack the top-15 in my…...

Game Level Similarity Projections: Wide Receivers Week 16

Welcome to the 2018 Game Level Similarity Projections (GLSP) for wide receivers, a weekly column designed to help you identify high-upside standouts and set your season-long lineups. GLSP uses historical matchup, team, player, and Vegas lines to generate situation-agnostic projections. The low projection is equivalent to the 25th-percentile point total from the comparable…...

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