Joel has 12-plus years of Fantasy experience, and can recall riding a young Daunte Culpepper to a championship in the 2003-04 season. He covers EPL Soccer, MLB, NBA and Daily Fantasy sports for RotoWire. He's active with EPL, NFL, MLB and NBA fantasy games.
January 16, 2017
Joel Bartilotta looks at Monday's slate of games, identifying a pair of Pacers at home against the Pelicans to provide a fantasy punch.
January 15, 2017
Rajon Rondo is back in the Bulls' rotation, but the minutes just aren't high enough to trust him in a fantasy lineup yet, according to RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta.
January 14, 2017
After a slow start to the season, Tony Parker has found a groove of late.
January 13, 2017
Joel Bartilotta dives into Friday's nine-game slate, again turning to Al Horford and Mason Plumlee as solid bets to deliver value.
January 9, 2017
Joel Bartilotta examines a light three-game slate Monday, turning to a pair of Knicks at home to the Pelicans to deliver solid value.
January 8, 2017
Joel Embiid's minutes are always a concern, but Joel Bartilotta explains why the Sixers star is still worthy of fantasy consideration Sunday against the Nets.
January 7, 2017
Avery Bradley has quietly turned into one of the NBA's best two-way guards.
January 6, 2017
Joel Bartilotta explores Friday's DraftKings slate, locking in on a pair of Heat -- including Goran Dragic -- on the road against the Lakers.
January 2, 2017
DeAndre Jordan has stepped up in the absence of Blake Griffin, and RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta explains why the Clippers center is a solid fantasy option Monday against the Suns.
January 1, 2017
With Damian Lillard expected to miss out again, C.J. McCollum's expanded role in the Blazers' offense will continue Sunday against the Timberwolves.
December 31, 2016
Even with his minutes being monitored, Derrick Favors makes for an attractive DFS option at just $4,800.
December 30, 2016
Joel Bartilotta looks at Friday's slate, suggesting a Wizards stack with guys like Bradley Beal and John Wall at home against the Nets.
December 26, 2016
Monday's Suns-Rockets game is expected to be very high scoring, which means Devin Booker is primed for a big fantasy performance.
December 25, 2016
Isaiah Thomas has been producing like an elite fantasy guard, but he's still priced in a mid-tier that allows him to be paired with a superstar.
December 23, 2016
It's rare that the Suns come in as favorites, but that's the case Friday against the 76ers, which puts guard Devin Booker firmly in play for fantasy managers.
December 19, 2016
Devin Booker has been inconsistent this season, but he's played well of late and will look to keep it going Monday against the Timberwolves.
December 18, 2016
John Wall has been playing very well of late, but Joel Bartilotta warns why the Wizards' point guard may not be the best fantasy option Sunday against the Clippers.
December 17, 2016
Draymond Green ($8,200) has triple-double potential Saturday against a shaky Blazers defense.
December 16, 2016
Joel Bartilotta provides a number of options for Friday's DraftKings slate, including New Orleans' Anthony Davis, who could have a huge night against the Rockets.
December 12, 2016
DeAndre Jordan ($6,900) and the Clippers square off with a Blazers team Monday that ranks last in defensive efficiency.
December 11, 2016
Reggie Jackson has an excellent matchup Sunday against the 76ers, but Joel Bartilotta explains why the Pistons point guard could be avoided by fantasy managers.
December 10, 2016
Kawhi Leonard ($8,200) and the Spurs have an intriguing matchup with the fast-paced Nets on Saturday.
December 9, 2016
Joel Bartilotta likes two Pistons and a pair of Pacers to deliver solid value for Friday's NBA slate.
December 5, 2016
Joel Bartilotta sinks his teeth into a busy 11-game Monday slate and ends up selecting all road players -- including Mark Gasol as part of a Grizzlies stack against the Pelicans.
December 4, 2016
Sunday's slate includes only four games, which is why RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta says it's imperative to pay up for the Pelicans' Anthony Davis.
December 3, 2016
Goran Dragic's price ($7,100) is yet to catch up to his recent production.
December 2, 2016
Joel Bartilotta looks at Friday's NBA slate, turning to Al Horford as his top pick of the day against a lackluster Kings defense.
November 28, 2016
Joel Bartilotta dives into today's NBA slate, looking to DeMarre Carroll ($4,200) as a solid value option against a lackluster 76ers squad.
November 27, 2016
DeMarcus Cousins has been an excellent fantasy producer of late, and he has a great matchup Sunday against the Nets to keep it going.
November 26, 2016
Kawhi Leonard ($8,600) is averaging more than 40 fantasy points per game this season and matches up with a sub-par Wizards defense Saturday.
November 25, 2016
Joel Bartilotta shakes off the turkey coma to deliver his picks for Friday, keying on the Pacers against a lackluster Brooklyn offense.
November 21, 2016
Even while playing under a 24-minute restriction, Joel Embiid has remained a productive DFS option.
November 20, 2016
DeMar DeRozan has been getting plenty of attention this season, but RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta reminds fantasy owners not to forget about teammate Kyle Lowry.
November 19, 2016
The NBA's leading rebounder, Hassan Whiteside ($9,000), draws a strong matchup against the Wizards on Saturday.
November 18, 2016
Joel Bartilotta looks into a 10-game NBA slate Friday, pinpointing guys like Tim Frazier and Mike Muscala as nice cheap options to build a lineup around.
November 14, 2016
Carmelo Anthony ($7,600) has turned things around of late after a rather pedestrian start to the season.
November 13, 2016
The Magic offense has really struggled this season, and Aaron Gordon's move to the bench makes him a very tough play in daily fantasy basketball contests.
November 12, 2016
Joel Bartilotta breaks down the Saturday NBA slate as Detroit's Andre Drummond faces a Nuggets team he's already dominated once this season.
November 11, 2016
Joel Bartilotta dives into today's NBA slate, looking to Damian Lillard to provide big value at a reduced price of $8,700.
November 7, 2016
Hassan Whiteside ($8,500) has been a walking double-double this season.
November 6, 2016
Derrick Rose is coming off his best game of the season, but Joel Bartilotta explains why the Knicks guard could be avoided Sunday against the Jazz.
November 5, 2016
At $8,300, Paul Millsap is among Saturday's top values at any position.
November 4, 2016
Joel Bartilotta hopes it's a happy Friday with a selection of premium, mid-tier and cheap picks on a nine-game slate.
October 31, 2016
With only four games on the slate, red-hot DeMar DeRozan makes for a strong play Monday at $7,900.
October 30, 2016
Russell Westbrook has been absolutely dominant in his first two games, and RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta explains why the Thunder guard is still a great value despite a high price Sunday against the Lakers.
October 29, 2016
Anthony Davis has been nearly unstoppable in his first two games of the season, but Joel Bartilotta warns why fantasy owners should pass on him Saturday.
October 29, 2016
Kawhi Leonard's price tag ($8,400) hasn't yet caught up to his value early this season.
October 28, 2016
Joel Bartilotta delivers his first DraftKings Cheat Sheet of the 2016-17 season, outlining his premium, mid-tier and cheap picks for Friday's eight-game slate.
September 29, 2016
The Heat may have lost some key personnel this summer, but expected growth from Justise Winslow has RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta convinced that Miami will be better than Vegas anticipates.
May 15, 2016
Joel Bartilotta finds some intriguing value plays, like Miami Dwyane Wade, for Yahoo's two-game daily slate that includes a Game 7 in the East and a Game 1 in the West.
May 8, 2016
Joel Bartilotta likes Tony Parker in the playoffs Sunday against the Thunder as their are few quality value-priced options at guard.
May 1, 2016
Joel Bartilotta knows few are better in big games than Dwyane Wade, who is a relative bargain considering what should be MVP play in Game 7.
April 25, 2016
Joel Bartilotta is willing to pay up for the Clippers' Chris Paul, who should continue to have the upper hand in his matchup with Damian Lillard.
April 24, 2016
Joel Bartilotta finds some nice value picks for Sunday's NBA playoff games, including Atlanta's Kyle Korver, who is playing some of his best ball of the season.
April 17, 2016
Dwyane Wade's minutes were always a concern for DFS players during the regular season, but there shouldn't be any worry now that we're in the playoffs.
April 11, 2016
Joel Bartilotta looks to finish the season strong with bit players getting the chance to shine.
April 10, 2016
The Mavericks backcourt has been hit with injuries, and if J.J Barea also has to sit Sunday, Raymond Felton could be in for a big game.
April 8, 2016
With many teams resting banged up players as the season winds down, RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta has found a number of value plays that can put up big fantasy stats.
April 3, 2016
Joel Bartilotta picks the Sunday Yahoo NBA slate, including Zach Randolph, who is taking advantage of injuries in Memphis.
April 1, 2016
John Wall is one of the most expensive players available for Friday's slate on DraftKings, but Joel Bartilotta explains why he's worth the investment.
March 28, 2016
Dame Lillard against the Kings? Joel Bartilotta calls that matchup easy money.
March 27, 2016
Joel Bartilotta picks the Sunday Yahoo NBA slate, including Washington's Bradley Beal, who is playing a lot of minutes and producing.
March 25, 2016
Greg Monroe has been struggling lately, but he has just the matchup Friday that can help him bounce back.
March 21, 2016
You see injury prone. But in Derrick Rose and Bradley Beal, Joel Bartilotta sees value.
March 20, 2016
With Anthony Davis ruled out for Sunday's game, Ryan Anderson will be expected to pick up the slack for the Pelicans.
March 18, 2016
Andrew Wiggins has been very good of late and now gets to face off against a Rockets defense that has struggled considerably this season and plays at a high pace.
March 16, 2016
If Elfrid Payton, Brandon Jennings becomes Joel Bartilotta's play of the day.
March 14, 2016
Joel Bartilotta is keying on teams fighting for playoff position - and players like Detroit's Reggie Jackson.
March 13, 2016
Joel Bartilotta picks the Sunday Yahoo NBA slate, including Jazz center Rudy Gobert, who is in his best stretch of the season.
March 11, 2016
Luol Deng has really stepped up in the absence of Chris Bosh, and he's got a solid matchup Friday against his old team.
March 9, 2016
Joel Bartilotta says Kevin Love has been disappointing - but much better than his price would suggest.
March 7, 2016
Joel Bartilotta is building a lineup around the red-hot Kemba Walker.
March 6, 2016
Joel Bartilotta breaks down the Sunday Yahoo NBA slate, as Hassan Whiteside's price is still not commensurate with his nightly output.
March 4, 2016
With three backcourt teammates potentially missing out Friday, D'Angelo Russell could be looking at huge minutes and plenty of opportunities for fantasy points.
March 1, 2016
With limited small-forward options, Joel Bartilotta is looking for guaranteed production.
February 29, 2016
John Wall is expensive, but Joel Bartilotta is more than willing to pay the price.
February 28, 2016
Joel Bartilotta is spending up for Portland's Damian Lillard, who has been unstoppable since the All-Star break.
February 26, 2016
D'Angelo Russell is finally getting sufficient playing time, and Joel Bartilotta explains why the Lakers rookie makes for a great fantasy option Friday against the Grizzlies.
February 22, 2016
Joel Bartilotta takes a flyer on Minnesota's highest flier, second-year guard Zach LaVine.
February 21, 2016
Joel Bartilotta picks the Sunday Yahoo NBA slate, including Chicago's Derrick Rose, who has been better than most point guards lately.
February 19, 2016
Andre Drummond isn't the cheapest option, but he's got an excellent matchup Friday against the Wizards.
February 8, 2016
Joel Bartilotta will be leaning on Uncle Drew as he creates his Monday FanDuel lineups.
February 7, 2016
Joel Bartilotta picks the Sunday Yahoo NBA slate, including the Knicks' Langston Galloway, who's in the midst of a season-best stretch.
February 5, 2016
Dwyane Wade is averaging over 40 fantasy points per game over his last seven and now gets to face a Hornets defense allowing the eighth-most fantasy points per game to shooting guards this season.
February 1, 2016
Kevin Payne looks for Gallo to stay hot when the Nuggets play Toronto.
January 31, 2016
With Kevin Garnett likely to sit out again, Gorgui Dieng, who has 81 fantasy points in his last two games, is expected to get a large number of minutes.
January 29, 2016
Spencer Hawes continues to get a lot of playing time while the Hornets deal with a plethora of frontcourt injuries, and he's got a solid matchup Friday against a Trail Blazers team that struggles against centers.
January 25, 2016
Joel Bartilotta is paying for some big-ticket items, including the red-hot James Harden.
January 24, 2016
Joel Bartilotta finds solid value in the Mavericks' Chandler Parsons, who is turning it on after a slow start to the season.
January 22, 2016
Nikola Vucevic has been on a tear of late and now faces a Hornets defense that is without their top two centers.
January 18, 2016
With Carmelo Anthony out of the mix, Joel Bartilotta is counting on other Knicks to step up against Philly
January 17, 2016
Joel Bartilotta likes Tony Parker to pay off nicely in Sunday's five-game Yahoo slate.
January 15, 2016
Al Horford put up a dud in his last game, but he looks poised to bounce back to his dominant ways Friday against a Bucks defense that is really struggling to contain opposing centers recently.
January 11, 2016
Joel Bartilotta is up to the challenge of making a DFS lineup out of a three-game NBA schedule.
January 10, 2016
Joel Bartilotta find plenty of value on the Sunday Yahoo slate, including the Mavericks' Zaza Pachulia, who has been the most underrated fantasy asset this season.
January 8, 2016
Chris Bosh is averaging over 40 fantasy points per game over his last eight games and has a solid matchup Friday against a poor Suns defense.
January 4, 2016
With Jarrett Jack out, Joel Bartilotta is counting on even more production from Joe Johnson.
January 2, 2016
Joel Bartilotta picks the Sunday Yahoo slate, which offers a lot of value plays, like Chicago's Taj Gibson, despite a limited number of games.
January 1, 2016
Taj Gibson continues to start in place of the injured Joakim Noah, and he's got a great matchup Friday against a Knicks defense that struggles against opposing big men.
December 28, 2015
Lining up against a Kings defense that allows plenty of shots from three-point land, Klay Thompson could be in for a big night Monday.
December 26, 2015
Joel Bartilotta likesPortland's C.J. McCollum, who could have one of his best games of the season against the Kings, in Sunday's four-game Yahoo slate.
December 24, 2015
There are a number of exciting players taking the court Christmas Day, including LeBron James in an NBA Finals rematch, and Joel Bartilotta has a number of value plays to help fit the superstar into fantasy lineups.
December 21, 2015
Joel Bartilotta thinks John Wall is too good to pass up, even at a premium price.
December 19, 2015
Joel Bartilotta breaks down the Sunday Yahoo slate with Elfrid Payton at the top of the list thanks to his ability to create and get to the rim.
December 18, 2015
The Suns and Pelicans face off Friday in what could be one of the highest scoring games of the year, leaving plenty of fantasy points for players like Tyreke Evans.
December 14, 2015
Joel Bartilotta finds some real bargains in the Denver Nuggets' starting lineup, including Kenneth Faried and injury fill-in Jameer Nelson.
December 12, 2015
Joel Bartilotta finds some value plays for Sunday's Yahoo game, including Utah's Trey Burke, who is making the most of his opportunity with Rudy Gobert out.
December 11, 2015
John Wall is putting up elite stats of late, and RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta explains why he's still worth paying up for Friday on DraftKings.
December 7, 2015
The price list hasn't caught up to Wes Matthews' hot streak, and Joel Bartilotta plans to take advantage.
December 5, 2015
Joel Bartilotta breaks down the Sunday Yahoo slate as Detroit's Reggie Jackson is averaging nearly 30 and 10 in his last three games.
December 4, 2015
With Dwight Howard expected to be rested Friday, Clint Capela stands to get all the minutes he can handle against the Mavericks.
November 30, 2015
Joel Bartilotta thinks Danilo Gallinari's jumper will start falling Monday.
November 28, 2015
Joel Bartilotta is taking advantage of a positional benefit of Philadelphia's Robert Covington, who is more of a small forward than his listed shooting guard.
November 27, 2015
Andrew Wiggins started the season off slowly, but he's really turned it on of late and has a great matchup against a Kings defense that allows the most fantasy points per game to opposing shooting guards.
November 24, 2015
Josh Bartilotta's Thanksgiving Day picks include Jonathan Stewart against an RB-friendly Dallas defense.
November 23, 2015
Joel Bartilotta is building his lineup around a pair of impressive rookies.
November 21, 2015
Joel Bartilotta picks the Sunday Yahoo games and is happy to pay for Damian Lillard, who is one of the league's best DFS point guards.
November 20, 2015
Facing off against the fast-paced Suns on Friday, Emmanuel Mudiay could have a big fantasy performance to kick off the weekend on Fantasy Aces.
November 20, 2015
Joe Johnson doesn't bring a ton of excitement, but he could be just the overlooked upside play that will pay off in Friday's DraftKings contests.
November 20, 2015
Joel Bartilotta predicts Matthew Stafford will have a good week against the Raider's dismal pass defense.
November 16, 2015
Joel Bartilotta is banking on bounce-back performances from T.J. McConnell and Wes Matthews.
November 15, 2015
Joel Bartilotta cannot understand why Eric Gordon is price so cheaply, but he'll take it for Sunday's Yahoo slate.
November 13, 2015
Danilo Gallinari's price is still attractive and now gets to face off against a Rockets team that is dead last in the NBA in fantasy points allowed to small forwards.
November 9, 2015
Joel Bartilotta is building a lineup around Philly's Nerlens Noel and Denver's Emmanuel Mudiay.
November 8, 2015
Joel Bartilotta picks Sunday's games on Yahoo where Dwyane Wade is surprisingly priced outside the top 10 for guards, making him a good value.
November 6, 2015
The Nets face off against arguably the worst defense in the NBA, making them an offense to target for DraftKings contests Friday.
November 4, 2015
Joel Bartilotta offers his picks for a five-game Thursday schedule, including Utah's Rudy Gobart, who can't be stopped in the paint.
October 31, 2015
nJoel Bartilotta breaks down the Sunday Yahoo slate, looking for an Iblaka party against the Nuggets.
October 30, 2015
Rudy Gobert against the young 76ers front line looks like a great matchup to exploit Friday on DraftKings, according to RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta.
October 3, 2015
Joel Bartilotta hopes to laugh to the bank Saturday with Nelson Cruz as the best play of the day in his FanDuel lineup.
September 26, 2015
Joel Bartilotta sizes up the Saturday slate and finds an enticing pitcher to pick on with a Dodgers stack that includes Adrian Gonzalez.
September 19, 2015
Joel Bartilotta breaks down the Saturday FanDuel slate and likes a Rangers stack, including Adrian Beltre.
September 12, 2015
Is Andre Ethier the steal of the night? Joel Bartilotta thinks so, as he breaks down the Saturday FanDuel slate.
September 5, 2015
Joel Bartilotta breaks down the Saturday slate on FanDuel and finds an Indians stack, including Jason Kipnis, to his liking.
August 29, 2015
Joel Bartilotta is going cheap Saturday so he can fit in an expensive Bryce Harper, who has a great matchup against a pitcher he absolutely owns.
August 24, 2015
Joel Bartilotta looks for the Yankee offense to get hot against Scott Feldman and the Astros
August 22, 2015
Joel Bartilotta goes cheap Saturday and finds a number of great values who could pay off huge, including Mike Moustakas in a friendly start at a hitters' park.
August 15, 2015
Joel Bartilotta breaks down the Saturday slate and likes a Dodgers stack against the Reds, including a cheap Yasiel Puig.
August 8, 2015
Joel Bartilotta likes a Tigers stack Saturday against Boston's Wade Miley with value plays and elite bats like J.D. Martinez.
August 1, 2015
Joel Bartilotta finds some nice value plays for Saturday's 12-game slate, including Shin-Soo Choo, whose price does not reflect his value against left-handers.
July 25, 2015
Joel Bartilotta wants to pick on the Yankees' CC Sabathia on Saturday against the Twins, and that starts with second baseman Brian Dozier.
July 18, 2015
Joel Bartilotta breaks down the Saturday slate and finds some excellent values up and down the lineup, including Prince Fielder.
July 4, 2015
Joel Bartilotta goes cheap this Independence Day, but that means good value at shortstop with Starlin Castro.
June 27, 2015
Victor Martinez is batting .452 with a 1.159 OPS against left-handed pitchers this season, and RotoWire's Joel Bartolitta has him locked into his FanDuel lineups Saturday.
June 20, 2015
Joel Batilotta passed on the top pitching options Saturday, instead finding value on the mound with the likes of Taijuan Walker while plugging in higher-priced hitters.
June 13, 2015
RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta loves the Orioles against the Yankees on Saturday, headlined by Adam Jones, who has excellent career numbers against opposing starter CC Sabathia.
June 6, 2015
Joel Bartilotta is so confident Felix Hernandez will bounce back against the Rays on Saturday that a no-hitter (knock on wood) wouldn't surprise him.
May 30, 2015
Joel Bartilotta finds some great value plays for the Saturday night slate, including a cheap Charlie Morton in his second start of the year.
May 23, 2015
Joel Bartilotta takes a whack at the Saturday night slate and can't believe his good fortune that Adam Jones is so cheap.
May 16, 2015
Joel Bartilotta is going all value all the way on a big 11-game Saturday night slate that features a cheap, cheap Jay Bruce in a favorable matchup.
May 9, 2015
Joel Bartilotta looks for winners among Saturday night's slate and comes up with a big-time value in Buster Posey.
May 2, 2015
Joel Bartilotta sizes up the Saturday night slate on FanDuel and finds a great value in lefty-killer Ryan Zimmerman.
April 25, 2015
Joel Bartilotta is going with value Saturday night, including a low-priced Carlos Gonzalez who might never be cheaper.
April 18, 2015
Joel Bartilotta finds a stacking option for Saturday in Kyle Seager and the Mariners against woeful Rangers pitchers Colby Lewis.
April 11, 2015
Joel Bartilotta picks the Saturday night slate and sees a great stacking opportunity with the Rangers against Roberto Hernandez.
September 5, 2014
RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta goes deep with his list of PPR sleepers for Week 1 on DraftKings.
August 29, 2014
RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta runs through his list of players to avoid on DraftKings in Week 1, including Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
August 22, 2014
RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta highlights some deep sleepers for DraftKings in Week 1.
August 15, 2014
RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta highlights PPR specialists to target on DraftKings or your season-long PPR leagues.
August 8, 2014
RotoWire's Joel Bartilotta runs through his tips for success on DraftKings.
August 1, 2014
Joel Bartilotta recommends targeting Jeremy Maclin and Trent Richardson on DraftKings, as both players are undervalued due to injuries from last season.
July 25, 2014
Joel Bartilotta examines wideouts who switched teams this offseason while looking for values on DraftKings.
July 18, 2014
Joel Bartilotta highlights running backs who were on the move this offseason and will provide early-season value on DraftKings.