Sam Wallace

A featured writer for RotoViz, Sam specializes in dynasty. One of our favorite social media voices, he's developing a reputation as a breakout expert.

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ADP Moves to Buy Now: These 3 Post-Draft Fallers Will Soon Rebound Above Their Original Prices

The NFL Draft is firmly behind us, and the vast expanse of rookie and dynasty startup drafts lies ahead. To be sure, it’s an exciting time. The offseason period between the Super Bowl and the NFL Draft is quite the journey, but now we have landing spots for each of the incoming rookies, and prospective depth charts are starting to take shape. If you did…...

2021 Superflex Dynasty Mock: Round 5 is the Time of Reckoning For Dynasty Managers

Sam Wallace breaks down Round 5 of a 2021 Superflex dynasty startup and explains why this is the round that truly separates dynasty managers as a massive tier break looms large. In the Dynasty Draft-Off series, Shawn Siegele and I are in a pitched battle to see who can build the best startup rosters. We’ll alternate picks with each of us responsible for six squads…....

The Carlos Hyde Signing Elevates James Robinson To Must-Own in Fantasy

The first official day of “legal tampering” brought a multitude of sought-after fireworks. Fantasy managers and NFL fans alike eagerly awaited news that their favorite team made a splash in free agency and landed that star piece to put them over the top. While Jonnu Smith might have stolen the headlines early in the day, an under-the-radar move later in the evening had profound fantasy…...

Tyler Johnson Is Primed To See His Value Go Nuclear In The Coming Year

This offseason, many of the finest at RotoViz will be highlighting a slew of 2020 rookies using the lens of one of the single most powerful tools in the industry: The RotoViz Screener. We’ll be breaking down their rookie seasons, seeing how they fared when stacked up against their historical comps, and identifying how those comps performed in their second season. Here are a few…...

2021 Superflex Dynasty Mock: Round 4 is the Sweet Spot for Trading Back in Dynasty Startups

Sam Wallace breaks down Round 4 of a 2021 Superflex dynasty startup and explains why this is the perfect round to target if you are looking to trade back. In the Dynasty Draft-Off series, Shawn Siegele and I are in a pitched battle to see who can build the best startup rosters. We’ll alternate picks with each of us responsible for six squads. We’re not…...

How High Should You Reach for Tee Higgins? His Rookie Comps Have the Answer

This offseason, many of the finest at RotoViz will be highlighting a slew of 2020 rookies using the lens of one of the single most powerful tools in the industry: The RotoViz Screener. We’ll be breaking down their rookie seasons, seeing how they fared when stacked up against their historical comps, and identifying how those comps performed in their second season. If you need any…...

2021 Superflex Dynasty Mock: These Are the Key Picks to Balance Your Roster in Round 3

Sam Wallace and Shawn Siegele flex their dynasty draft muscles in the next round of the 2021 Superflex startup mock. In the Dynasty Draft-Off series, Shawn Siegele and I are in a pitched battle to see who can build the best startup rosters. We’ll alternate picks with each of us responsible for six squads. We’re not just focusing on the best picks but trying to…...

D’Andre Swift is the Class of 2020 Running Back You Want After Jonathan Taylor: Understanding How to Attack Perceived Dips in Value

The 2020 fantasy season is officially behind us, and the dynasty community now turns its gaze to the upcoming rookie class, the NFL combine, and the 2021 NFL Draft. During this period, many things can and do happen. The NFL playoffs provide opportunities for player values to rise and fall, and the pending rookie fever, which before was merely a dull roar in the ears…...

J.K. Dobbins is a Trendy 2021 RB1 – Here Are Three Reasons You Should Sell Anyway

A personal goal of mine for the upcoming fantasy offseason and the subsequent season is to do a better job of aggressively attacking values within my tiers. The tier-based ranking approach has become much more popular in recent years. It allows savvy fantasy managers to exploit value during single-season drafts, dynasty startups, and offseason trades as they work within the confines of a larger tier…....

You’re Probably Tempted to Take the Profit on James Robinson – Here’s Why You Should Buy More Instead

In the midst of the ups and downs many of us faced over the past year, it seems only fitting that I begin my offseason work by highlighting someone who overcame his own significant challenges. We love underdog, feel-good stories, and running back James Robinson is the perfect poster child. An undrafted free agent from Illinois State University, Robinson was the true definition of a…...

Dynasty Draft-Off: What Impact Will The Incredible 2020 Class Have On Superflex Startups?

Shawn Siegele and Sam Wallace flex their dynasty draft muscles in a friendly competition to select the best 2021 superflex startup rosters. With the 2020 regular season completed, dynasty startup season is just around the corner. In the Dynasty Draft-Off series, Shawn Siegele and I have created a fun exercise to see who can create the best lineups. We’ll alternate picks. Shawn has the six…...

Week 17 Buy Low Report – Dynasty Edition

The Strength of Schedule Streaming app allows you to see which players have the easiest or most difficult upcoming schedules, a potentially league-winning edge that gives you the opportunity to buy players right before they explode in plus matchups. Buy In the final Buy Low Report of the 2020 season, I will identify three players I believe should be targeted and rostered in dynasty leagues…...

Darnell Mooney Looks Like a Cheap 2021 Breakout

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. As the 2020 season comes to a close, I often spend significant time looking for young wide receivers who I think can take that next step in the coming season. It’s not always rookies who catch my eye, but in this

Is Ezekiel Elliott a Sneaky Dynasty Add?

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. The 2020 NFL season has come to an end. Honestly, there were times when I wasn’t so sure we’d make it through an entire season, but we did. For many players, their performances this season boosted their value, and fantasy managers

Week 16 – Buy Low Report

The Strength of Schedule Streaming app allows you to see which players have the easiest or most difficult upcoming schedules, a potentially league-winning edge that gives you the opportunity to buy players right before they explode in plus matchups. Buy Kirk Cousins Welcome to the final week of both the regular season and fantasy season! If your league goes through Week 17, I’ve prepared a…...

Diontae Johnson Has Truly Broken Out

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. One of the more exciting rookie wide receivers from the 2019 class that isn’t A.J. Brown or D.K. Metcalf has been Diontae Johnson of the Pittsburgh Steelers. While the duo from Ole Miss has made waves with sheer physicality, highlight-reel receptions,

Mike Evans Remains An Elite Asset

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. Sometimes fantasy managers make fantasy football more difficult than it needs to be. Even when consistent, high-end production over a large sample size is staring us in the face, we overthink it and come up with reasons that stretch of production

Myles Gaskin Delivers When It Counts

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. Week 16, also known as Championship Week, is here. Running back Alvin Kamara got the week off to a blistering start thanks to his historic performance, but he wasn’t the only massive contributor for fantasy managers. On Saturday night, running back

Week 15 – Buy Low Report

The Strength of Schedule Streaming app allows you to see which players have the easiest or most difficult upcoming schedules, a potentially league-winning edge that gives you the opportunity to buy players right before they explode in plus matchups. Buy Baker Mayfield Congratulations on making it to this point of your fantasy football season! If you are looking for last-minute options for your lineup, let’s…...

Tyron Johnson: Undrafted League Winner?

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. Underdog stories and their corresponding players are always fun to root for. We often connect with individual athletes’ challenges and struggles, and we often live vicariously through their experiences and triumphs. Second-year wide receiver Tyron Johnson did not appear in a

ADP Moves to Buy Now: These 3 Post-Draft Fallers Will Soon Rebound Above Their Original Prices

The NFL Draft is firmly behind us, and the vast expanse of rookie and dynasty startup drafts lies ahead. To be sure, it’s an exciting time. The offseason period between the Super Bowl and the NFL Draft is quite the journey, but now we have landing spots for each of the incoming rookies, and prospective depth charts are starting to take shape. If you did…...

2021 Superflex Dynasty Mock: Round 5 is the Time of Reckoning For Dynasty Managers

Sam Wallace breaks down Round 5 of a 2021 Superflex dynasty startup and explains why this is the round that truly separates dynasty managers as a massive tier break looms large. In the Dynasty Draft-Off series, Shawn Siegele and I are in a pitched battle to see who can build the best startup rosters. We’ll alternate picks with each of us responsible for six squads…....

The Carlos Hyde Signing Elevates James Robinson To Must-Own in Fantasy

The first official day of “legal tampering” brought a multitude of sought-after fireworks. Fantasy managers and NFL fans alike eagerly awaited news that their favorite team made a splash in free agency and landed that star piece to put them over the top. While Jonnu Smith might have stolen the headlines early in the day, an under-the-radar move later in the evening had profound fantasy…...

Tyler Johnson Is Primed To See His Value Go Nuclear In The Coming Year

This offseason, many of the finest at RotoViz will be highlighting a slew of 2020 rookies using the lens of one of the single most powerful tools in the industry: The RotoViz Screener. We’ll be breaking down their rookie seasons, seeing how they fared when stacked up against their historical comps, and identifying how those comps performed in their second season. Here are a few…...

2021 Superflex Dynasty Mock: Round 4 is the Sweet Spot for Trading Back in Dynasty Startups

Sam Wallace breaks down Round 4 of a 2021 Superflex dynasty startup and explains why this is the perfect round to target if you are looking to trade back. In the Dynasty Draft-Off series, Shawn Siegele and I are in a pitched battle to see who can build the best startup rosters. We’ll alternate picks with each of us responsible for six squads. We’re not…...

How High Should You Reach for Tee Higgins? His Rookie Comps Have the Answer

This offseason, many of the finest at RotoViz will be highlighting a slew of 2020 rookies using the lens of one of the single most powerful tools in the industry: The RotoViz Screener. We’ll be breaking down their rookie seasons, seeing how they fared when stacked up against their historical comps, and identifying how those comps performed in their second season. If you need any…...

2021 Superflex Dynasty Mock: These Are the Key Picks to Balance Your Roster in Round 3

Sam Wallace and Shawn Siegele flex their dynasty draft muscles in the next round of the 2021 Superflex startup mock. In the Dynasty Draft-Off series, Shawn Siegele and I are in a pitched battle to see who can build the best startup rosters. We’ll alternate picks with each of us responsible for six squads. We’re not just focusing on the best picks but trying to…...

D’Andre Swift is the Class of 2020 Running Back You Want After Jonathan Taylor: Understanding How to Attack Perceived Dips in Value

The 2020 fantasy season is officially behind us, and the dynasty community now turns its gaze to the upcoming rookie class, the NFL combine, and the 2021 NFL Draft. During this period, many things can and do happen. The NFL playoffs provide opportunities for player values to rise and fall, and the pending rookie fever, which before was merely a dull roar in the ears…...

J.K. Dobbins is a Trendy 2021 RB1 – Here Are Three Reasons You Should Sell Anyway

A personal goal of mine for the upcoming fantasy offseason and the subsequent season is to do a better job of aggressively attacking values within my tiers. The tier-based ranking approach has become much more popular in recent years. It allows savvy fantasy managers to exploit value during single-season drafts, dynasty startups, and offseason trades as they work within the confines of a larger tier…....

You’re Probably Tempted to Take the Profit on James Robinson – Here’s Why You Should Buy More Instead

In the midst of the ups and downs many of us faced over the past year, it seems only fitting that I begin my offseason work by highlighting someone who overcame his own significant challenges. We love underdog, feel-good stories, and running back James Robinson is the perfect poster child. An undrafted free agent from Illinois State University, Robinson was the true definition of a…...

Dynasty Draft-Off: What Impact Will The Incredible 2020 Class Have On Superflex Startups?

Shawn Siegele and Sam Wallace flex their dynasty draft muscles in a friendly competition to select the best 2021 superflex startup rosters. With the 2020 regular season completed, dynasty startup season is just around the corner. In the Dynasty Draft-Off series, Shawn Siegele and I have created a fun exercise to see who can create the best lineups. We’ll alternate picks. Shawn has the six…...

Week 17 Buy Low Report – Dynasty Edition

The Strength of Schedule Streaming app allows you to see which players have the easiest or most difficult upcoming schedules, a potentially league-winning edge that gives you the opportunity to buy players right before they explode in plus matchups. Buy In the final Buy Low Report of the 2020 season, I will identify three players I believe should be targeted and rostered in dynasty leagues…...

Darnell Mooney Looks Like a Cheap 2021 Breakout

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. As the 2020 season comes to a close, I often spend significant time looking for young wide receivers who I think can take that next step in the coming season. It’s not always rookies who catch my eye, but in this

Is Ezekiel Elliott a Sneaky Dynasty Add?

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. The 2020 NFL season has come to an end. Honestly, there were times when I wasn’t so sure we’d make it through an entire season, but we did. For many players, their performances this season boosted their value, and fantasy managers

Week 16 – Buy Low Report

The Strength of Schedule Streaming app allows you to see which players have the easiest or most difficult upcoming schedules, a potentially league-winning edge that gives you the opportunity to buy players right before they explode in plus matchups. Buy Kirk Cousins Welcome to the final week of both the regular season and fantasy season! If your league goes through Week 17, I’ve prepared a…...

Diontae Johnson Has Truly Broken Out

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. One of the more exciting rookie wide receivers from the 2019 class that isn’t A.J. Brown or D.K. Metcalf has been Diontae Johnson of the Pittsburgh Steelers. While the duo from Ole Miss has made waves with sheer physicality, highlight-reel receptions,

Mike Evans Remains An Elite Asset

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. Sometimes fantasy managers make fantasy football more difficult than it needs to be. Even when consistent, high-end production over a large sample size is staring us in the face, we overthink it and come up with reasons that stretch of production

Myles Gaskin Delivers When It Counts

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. Week 16, also known as Championship Week, is here. Running back Alvin Kamara got the week off to a blistering start thanks to his historic performance, but he wasn’t the only massive contributor for fantasy managers. On Saturday night, running back

Week 15 – Buy Low Report

The Strength of Schedule Streaming app allows you to see which players have the easiest or most difficult upcoming schedules, a potentially league-winning edge that gives you the opportunity to buy players right before they explode in plus matchups. Buy Baker Mayfield Congratulations on making it to this point of your fantasy football season! If you are looking for last-minute options for your lineup, let’s…...

Tyron Johnson: Undrafted League Winner?

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. Underdog stories and their corresponding players are always fun to root for. We often connect with individual athletes’ challenges and struggles, and we often live vicariously through their experiences and triumphs. Second-year wide receiver Tyron Johnson did not appear in a

ADP Moves to Buy Now: These 3 Post-Draft Fallers Will Soon Rebound Above Their Original Prices

The NFL Draft is firmly behind us, and the vast expanse of rookie and dynasty startup drafts lies ahead. To be sure, it’s an exciting time. The offseason period between the Super Bowl and the NFL Draft is quite the journey, but now we have landing spots for each of the incoming rookies, and prospective depth charts are starting to take shape. If you did…...

2021 Superflex Dynasty Mock: Round 5 is the Time of Reckoning For Dynasty Managers

Sam Wallace breaks down Round 5 of a 2021 Superflex dynasty startup and explains why this is the round that truly separates dynasty managers as a massive tier break looms large. In the Dynasty Draft-Off series, Shawn Siegele and I are in a pitched battle to see who can build the best startup rosters. We’ll alternate picks with each of us responsible for six squads…....

The Carlos Hyde Signing Elevates James Robinson To Must-Own in Fantasy

The first official day of “legal tampering” brought a multitude of sought-after fireworks. Fantasy managers and NFL fans alike eagerly awaited news that their favorite team made a splash in free agency and landed that star piece to put them over the top. While Jonnu Smith might have stolen the headlines early in the day, an under-the-radar move later in the evening had profound fantasy…...

Tyler Johnson Is Primed To See His Value Go Nuclear In The Coming Year

This offseason, many of the finest at RotoViz will be highlighting a slew of 2020 rookies using the lens of one of the single most powerful tools in the industry: The RotoViz Screener. We’ll be breaking down their rookie seasons, seeing how they fared when stacked up against their historical comps, and identifying how those comps performed in their second season. Here are a few…...

2021 Superflex Dynasty Mock: Round 4 is the Sweet Spot for Trading Back in Dynasty Startups

Sam Wallace breaks down Round 4 of a 2021 Superflex dynasty startup and explains why this is the perfect round to target if you are looking to trade back. In the Dynasty Draft-Off series, Shawn Siegele and I are in a pitched battle to see who can build the best startup rosters. We’ll alternate picks with each of us responsible for six squads. We’re not…...

How High Should You Reach for Tee Higgins? His Rookie Comps Have the Answer

This offseason, many of the finest at RotoViz will be highlighting a slew of 2020 rookies using the lens of one of the single most powerful tools in the industry: The RotoViz Screener. We’ll be breaking down their rookie seasons, seeing how they fared when stacked up against their historical comps, and identifying how those comps performed in their second season. If you need any…...

2021 Superflex Dynasty Mock: These Are the Key Picks to Balance Your Roster in Round 3

Sam Wallace and Shawn Siegele flex their dynasty draft muscles in the next round of the 2021 Superflex startup mock. In the Dynasty Draft-Off series, Shawn Siegele and I are in a pitched battle to see who can build the best startup rosters. We’ll alternate picks with each of us responsible for six squads. We’re not just focusing on the best picks but trying to…...

D’Andre Swift is the Class of 2020 Running Back You Want After Jonathan Taylor: Understanding How to Attack Perceived Dips in Value

The 2020 fantasy season is officially behind us, and the dynasty community now turns its gaze to the upcoming rookie class, the NFL combine, and the 2021 NFL Draft. During this period, many things can and do happen. The NFL playoffs provide opportunities for player values to rise and fall, and the pending rookie fever, which before was merely a dull roar in the ears…...

J.K. Dobbins is a Trendy 2021 RB1 – Here Are Three Reasons You Should Sell Anyway

A personal goal of mine for the upcoming fantasy offseason and the subsequent season is to do a better job of aggressively attacking values within my tiers. The tier-based ranking approach has become much more popular in recent years. It allows savvy fantasy managers to exploit value during single-season drafts, dynasty startups, and offseason trades as they work within the confines of a larger tier…....

You’re Probably Tempted to Take the Profit on James Robinson – Here’s Why You Should Buy More Instead

In the midst of the ups and downs many of us faced over the past year, it seems only fitting that I begin my offseason work by highlighting someone who overcame his own significant challenges. We love underdog, feel-good stories, and running back James Robinson is the perfect poster child. An undrafted free agent from Illinois State University, Robinson was the true definition of a…...

Dynasty Draft-Off: What Impact Will The Incredible 2020 Class Have On Superflex Startups?

Shawn Siegele and Sam Wallace flex their dynasty draft muscles in a friendly competition to select the best 2021 superflex startup rosters. With the 2020 regular season completed, dynasty startup season is just around the corner. In the Dynasty Draft-Off series, Shawn Siegele and I have created a fun exercise to see who can create the best lineups. We’ll alternate picks. Shawn has the six…...

Week 17 Buy Low Report – Dynasty Edition

The Strength of Schedule Streaming app allows you to see which players have the easiest or most difficult upcoming schedules, a potentially league-winning edge that gives you the opportunity to buy players right before they explode in plus matchups. Buy In the final Buy Low Report of the 2020 season, I will identify three players I believe should be targeted and rostered in dynasty leagues…...

Darnell Mooney Looks Like a Cheap 2021 Breakout

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. As the 2020 season comes to a close, I often spend significant time looking for young wide receivers who I think can take that next step in the coming season. It’s not always rookies who catch my eye, but in this

Is Ezekiel Elliott a Sneaky Dynasty Add?

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. The 2020 NFL season has come to an end. Honestly, there were times when I wasn’t so sure we’d make it through an entire season, but we did. For many players, their performances this season boosted their value, and fantasy managers

Week 16 – Buy Low Report

The Strength of Schedule Streaming app allows you to see which players have the easiest or most difficult upcoming schedules, a potentially league-winning edge that gives you the opportunity to buy players right before they explode in plus matchups. Buy Kirk Cousins Welcome to the final week of both the regular season and fantasy season! If your league goes through Week 17, I’ve prepared a…...

Diontae Johnson Has Truly Broken Out

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. One of the more exciting rookie wide receivers from the 2019 class that isn’t A.J. Brown or D.K. Metcalf has been Diontae Johnson of the Pittsburgh Steelers. While the duo from Ole Miss has made waves with sheer physicality, highlight-reel receptions,

Mike Evans Remains An Elite Asset

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. Sometimes fantasy managers make fantasy football more difficult than it needs to be. Even when consistent, high-end production over a large sample size is staring us in the face, we overthink it and come up with reasons that stretch of production

Myles Gaskin Delivers When It Counts

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. Week 16, also known as Championship Week, is here. Running back Alvin Kamara got the week off to a blistering start thanks to his historic performance, but he wasn’t the only massive contributor for fantasy managers. On Saturday night, running back

Week 15 – Buy Low Report

The Strength of Schedule Streaming app allows you to see which players have the easiest or most difficult upcoming schedules, a potentially league-winning edge that gives you the opportunity to buy players right before they explode in plus matchups. Buy Baker Mayfield Congratulations on making it to this point of your fantasy football season! If you are looking for last-minute options for your lineup, let’s…...

Tyron Johnson: Undrafted League Winner?

In The Blitz, RotoViz writers react to the latest news and help you place it within the context of our 2020 research and recommendations. Underdog stories and their corresponding players are always fun to root for. We often connect with individual athletes’ challenges and struggles, and we often live vicariously through their experiences and triumphs. Second-year wide receiver Tyron Johnson did not appear in a

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