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About RotoWire

Your premium source for fantasy sports.

RotoWire is your premium fantasy sports resource. We pioneered real-time fantasy sports news and Player Notes back in 1997 when the Internet was just taking flight.

We've stayed ahead of imitators with the most in-depth analysis, the fastest real-time news and the largest scope of coverage of any fantasy sports site or app.

Our quality has won us many industry awards – it's why we have high-profile partners such as ESPN, Yahoo! Sports, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, NFL.com and NBA.com.

We're Board and Hall Of Fame members of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and Fantasy Sports Writers Association. We're regularly invited to the top fantasy expert leagues, such as the USA Today Sports Weekly Baseball LABR league, Tout Wars, Yahoo! Sports experts leagues and more.

Our Innovations
  • The Fantasy Industry's first real-time player news in 1997. (You'll notice all our competitors copied our format that uses a "news" and "analysis" for each player note. We invented that in 1997).
  • The Fantasy Industry's first real-time customized cheat sheet in 1998.
  • The Fantasy Industry's first free online commissioner service in 1998 (we learned our lesson and later went pay).
  • The first online site to offer a fantasy sports magazine in print in 2000.
  • The first web site to offer wireless player updates in 2004.
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We are proud suppliers of syndicated sports content to some of the best partners in the industry.

For more information on how you can partner with us, check out RotoSportsInc.com or contact us directly with any questions you might have.

Expert League Titles

Our staff does very well in experts leagues, as evidenced by our recent titles:

  • 2014 Head2Head.com College Footabll Experts League [Peter Schoenke]
  • 2014 Tout Wars Mixed League Auction [Derek VanRiper]
  • 2013-14 Roto Community Hoops Challenge [Kyle McKeown]
  • 2013-14 SiriusXM Dynasty League Basketball [Kyle McKeown]
  • 2012-13 Yahoo! Sports Experts Basketball League champion [Shannon McKeown]
  • 2012-13 SiriusXM Dynasty League Basketball [Kyle McKeown]
  • 2011-12 SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio Hosts Fantasy Basketball League [Andre' Snellings]
  • 2011-12 CBSsports.com Experts Fantasy Hockey League [Darryl Houston-Smith]
  • 2011 USA Today AL LABR Champion [Chris liss]
  • 2011 Yahoo! Sports Experts Baseball League champion [Jeff Erickson]
  • 2010-11 Roto Community Hoops Challenge [Kyle McKeown]
  • 2010-11 SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio Hosts Fantasy Basketball League [Peter Schoenke]
  • 2010 SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio Hosts Playoff Fantasy Football League [Jeff Erickson]
  • 2010 World Championship of Fantasy Baseball - 8th place overall [Dalton Del Don]
  • 2009 Mixed Tout Wars [Chris liss]
  • 2009 Yahoo! Sports Experts Baseball League champion [Chris liss]
  • 2008 Yahoo! Sports Experts Football League champion [Chris liss]
  • 2008 The Metro Sports Fantasy Football League [Chris liss]
  • 2008 Sports Illustrated/Citizen Sports Fantasy Football Experts League [Chris liss]
  • 2007 $50,000 Fantasy Jungle Fantasy Football Grand Prize Winner [Mike Doria]
  • 2007 NL Tout Wars [Jeff Erickson]
  • 2007 Fantasy College Football Invitational chamption [Jeff Erickson]
  • 2006 CBS Sportsline 5x5 NL Expert Draft league [Erik Seigrist]
  • 2006 Yahoo! Sports Experts Baseball League champion [Chris liss]
  • 2005-06 Yahoo! Sports Experts Hockey League champion [Peter Schoenke]
  • 2005 Yahoo! Sports Experts Football League champion [Chris liss]
  • 2004-05 Yahoo! Sports Experts Basketball League champion [Peter Schoenke]
  • 2004 CSBC / CBS Sportsline Fantasy Basketball champion
  • 2004 Creative Sports NL Expert League champion
  • 2002 Fantasy GMs College Football Expert League champion (first college expert league using player names) [Peter Schoenke]
  • 2001 FSTA Baseball champion
  • 2000 FSTA Football champion
  • 2000 Gridiron Grumblings Expert League Champ
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Company History

In 1997, three Northwestern graduates, Peter Schoenke, Jeff Erickson and Herb Ilk, came up with an idea that changed the fantasy sports market forever: to provide real-time news and analysis for fantasy sports junkies like themselves. RotoNews.com was born and revolutionized the industry.

Not long after they launched the site, the founders realized that the demand for real-time information was beyond even their wildest expectations. Suddenly, RotoNews was consistently ranked among the 10 largest sports sites in surveys by both Media Metrix and PC Data, topping such sites as FoxSports.com. RotoNews became so big that the owners decided to chase the same dot-com bubble as everyone else and sold the company to a West Coast corporation in 1999. In 2001 that company's management (which the RotoNews founders were not part of), misjudged the "new economy" and went bankrupt. RotoNews.com was stuck in bankruptcy limbo.

The RotoNews team decided to march on and continue to provide the fantasy news, information and commissioner services that served the industry so well, but as a new business: RotoWire.com. The tremendous changes in the Internet advertising market also caused the business model of the new web site to change and our content went from free to a pay model.

The same editors, writers, and programmers that made RotoNews.com the leading brand for fantasy news on the Web created RotoWire.com. Since our RotoNews days we've added some new faces, but the core group remains the same. Peter Schoenke, Jeff Erickson, Chris Liss, Jason Thornbury, Mike Doria, Tim Schuler, Derek Van Riper, Tim McCaigue, Shannon McKeown and Herb Ilk form the RotoWire.com team along with a large network of writers that kept our coverage the best on the web.

Our goal is the same from back when we started: to be the best resource of real-time information and draft preparation for fantasy players anywhere. The business model may have changed, and competitors and knock-off copycats of our original concept may have emerged, but few will deny we still produce the most timely and thorough information on the web.

We're constantly trying to improve upon our original concept, so please give us your feedback. What can we do better? Please let us know.

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RotoWire Industry Awards
2014
2013
  • Best Radio Show
    FSWA

    "RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today" on Sirius XM Radio [Jeff Erickson, Derek VanRiper, Chris Liss, Andrew Martinez, Jason Thornbury]
  • Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Jason Collette
  • Best Fantasy Baseball Series
    FSWA

    Erik Siegrist
  • Golf Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Greg Vara  [2nd career win]
2012
  • Most Valuable Content
    FSTA

    RotoWire.com
  • Best Fantasy Baseball Article on the Internet
    FSWA

    Jack Moore
  • Fantasy Racing Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    C.J. Radune
  • Fantasy Hockey Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Janet Eagleson  [4th career win]
  • Fantasy College Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Jesse Siegel
2011
  • Best Fantasy Baseball Article in Print
    FSWA

    Dave Regan
  • Best Fantasy Football Article in Print
    FSWA

    Jeff Stotts
  • Best Fantasy Baseball Series
    FSWA

    Ray Flowers
  • Fantasy Basketball Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Carson Cistulli
  • Fantasy Hockey Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Mark McLarney
2010
  • Most Valuable Content
    FSTA

    RotoWire.com
  • Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Dave Regan
  • Best Baseball Series
    FSWA

    Dave Regan  [2nd consecutive win in this category]
  • Best Fantasy Baseball Article on the Internet
    FSWA

    Derek VanRiper
  • Best Fantasy Baseball Article in Print
    FSWA

    Chris Liss
  • Fantasy Hockey Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Janet Eagleson  [3rd career win]
  • Fantasy Racing Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Mark Taylor  [3rd career win]
2009
  • Best Fantasy Baseball Print Publication
    FSWA

    RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Guide  [3rd consecutive win]
  • Best Fantasy Football Article on the Internet
    FSWA

    Derek VanRiper
  • Best Fantasy Baseball Article on the Internet
    FSWA

    Dave Regan
  • Best Baseball Series
    FSWA

    Dave Regan
  • Fantasy Basketball Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Andre' Snellings  [2nd win in three years]
  • Fantasy Racing Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Mark Taylor - His 2nd consecutive win
  • Best Fantasy Magazine
    FSTA

    Both RotoWire's baseball and football magazines
2008
  • Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Jeff Erickson  [2nd consecutive win]
  • Fantasy Golf Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    John McNamara
  • Fantasy Racing Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Mark Taylor
  • Fantasy College Sports Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Adam Mankuta
  • Best Fantasy Football Article on the Internet
    FSWA

    Chris Liss
  • Best Fantasy Baseball Print Publication
    FSWA

    RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Guide [2nd consecutive win]
  • Best Draft Kit
    FSTA

    Rotowire Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit
2007
  • Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Jeff Erickson
  • Fantasy Hockey Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Janet Eagleson - Her 2nd consecutive win
  • Fantasy Basketball Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Andre' Snellings
  • Best Fantasy Football Print Publication
    FSWA

    RotoWire Fantasy Football Guide
  • Best Fantasy Baseball Print Publication
    FSWA

    RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Guide
  • Best Fantasy Baseball Article in Print
    FSWA

    Will Carroll for Lessons Learned: Digging in the Injury Database in the RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Guide 2007 [3rd consecutive win in this category]
2006
  • Best Fantasy Baseball Article on the Internet
    FSWA

    Peter Schoenke
  • Best Fantasy Hockey Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Janet Eagleson
  • Best Baseball Magazine Article In Print
    FSWA

    Will Carroll
2005
  • Golf Writer of the Year
    FSWA

    Greg Vara
  • Best Football Draft Kit
    FSTA

    RotoWire Fantasy Football Draft Kit
  • Best Fantasy Baseball Magazine
    FSTA

    RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Guide
  • Best Baseball Magazine Article In Print
    FSWA

    Will Carroll
  • Ad Campaign of the year
    FSWA

    RotoWire.com
2001
  • Fantasy Baseball Website of the Year
    FSTA

    RotoWire.com