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Mike Gottlieb is a podcast host and contributing writer at Rotowire.com. He is a supporter of the Colorado Avalanche, San Diego Chargers, and Chelsea FC. He also understands how random that is.

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Ball Watching: Bang for your Buck

While some higher-priced options played like the elite players we thought they'd be, a number of lower-priced options paid off big time in season-long fantasy Premier League this season.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing EPL Gameweek 38

Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb are joined by Chris Mosinski to discuss the final gameweek of the Premier League season.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing EPL Gameweek 37

Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb are joined by Togga's John Wallin to discuss Gameweek 37 of the Premier League, as well as Togga's Women's World Cup Challenge.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 36

Mike Gottlieb and Andrew Laird preview Gameweek 36 of the Premier League, and discuss which fantasy stars may not play again this season.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 35

Mike Gottlieb and Andrew Laird preview Gameweek 35 of the Premier League, including what kind of squad rotation we may see as the season winds down.

Ball Watching: Relegation Hero Again?

Connor Wickham helped Sunderland avoid the drop last season, and he may be doing it again this year.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 34

Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 34 of the Premier League, including how to use the double gameweek teams Chelsea, Liverpool, Leicester City and Hull City

Ball Watching: Remember Me?

Don't look now, but Leighton Baines is vaulting himself back into the top fantasy defender discussion.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 33

Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 33 of the Premier League, including including how fantasy owners should attack a slate of only seven games.

Ball Watching: Thank You and Goodbye

Despite his awesome play of late, it's time to sell Christian Benteke in season-long leagues.

Ball Watching: Buyer Beware

Despite conceding only one goal in their last three games, Mike Gottlieb is not buying into the Everton defensive resurgence.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 32

Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 32 of the Premier League and decide how early Chelsea can clinch the title.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Gameweek 31 Preview

Mike Gottlieb and Andrew Laird preview Gameweek 31 of the Premier League, as well as discuss who is better at leading an attack, Harry Kane or Raheem Sterling.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: International Break Shenanigans

Mike Gottlieb and Andrew Laird use the international break to discuss who will finish in the top-4 in the Premier League, who will be sent down and which big transfers may happen in the summer.

Ball Watching: Finishing Strong

Mike Gottlieb points out that Olivier Giroud leads the Premier League in a category that usually shows who is the most reliable goal-scoring option.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 30

Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 30 of the Premier League, and chat about their first impressions of New York City FC's debut game at Yankee Stadium.

Ball Watching: Peaking Before the Gauntlet

Despite scoring six goals in their last two games, Mike Gottlieb warns fantasy owners that Aston Villa's strikers may be peaking at the wrong time.

Ball Watching: Belgian Buyback

Mike Gottlieb says it's finally time to buy back Christian Benteke.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Gameweek 28 Preview

Mike Gottlieb and Andrew Laird preview Gameweek 28 of the Premier League, including what kind of squad rotation we may see because of the short turnaround.

Ball Watching: Sticking with Di Maria

Despite not scoring in 14 straight games, Mike Gottlieb is still confident that Angel Di Maria will pay dividends.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 27

Mike Gottlieb and Andrew Laird preview Gameweek 27 of the Premier League, including Hull City's hot play of late and what to do without Chelsea, QPR, Spurs and Leicester this weekend.

Ball Watching: Time to Sell

RotoWire's Mike Gottlieb thinks it might be time to stay away from Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 26

Andrew and Mike preview Gameweek 26 of the Premier League, including whether Chelsea is heading into a classic trap game against Burnley.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 25

Mike Gottlieb and Andrew Laird are joined by Chris Mosinski to preview Gameweek 25 of the Premier League, including what the quick turnaround to the midweek fixtures could do to squad rotation.

Ball Watching: No Wins Without Yaya

Manchester City has not won a single game this season without Yaya Toure. Mike Gottlieb looks into that and a number of other issues after Gameweek 24.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 24

Mike and Andrew preview Gameweek 24 of the Barclays Premier League, including which winter transfers could make immediate impacts.

Ball Watching: Finding a Costa Replacement

Mike Gottlieb reviews Gameweek 23, while making a few suggestions on how to fill the fantasy void left by Diego Costa's suspension.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 23

Andrew and Mike are joined by RotoWire contributor Chris Mosinski to discuss Gameweek 23 of the Barclays Premier League.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Transfer Window Shenanigans

Mike and Andrew use the FA Cup break to talk some transfer rumor shenanigans with Nick Pitner, as well as making their picks on who will finish in the top-4 by season's end.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 22

Wayne Rooney's move to the midfield appears to be a failed experiment.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 22

Mike and Andrew preview Gameweek 22 of the Barclays Premier League, including what to do in light of the Wilfried Bony transfer to Manchester City.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 21

With Wilfried Bony gone, Gylfi Sigurdsson is now the clear focal point of Swansea City's attack.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 21

A special double-feature this week, as Mike and Andrew preview Gameweek 21 and are then joined by RotoWire legal analyst Justin Fielkow to discuss the Frank Lampard-to-MLS debacle.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 20

It's time to sell Christian Benteke, especially with upcoming fixtures against Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 20

Andrew and Mike preview Gameweek 20 of the Premier League, including which potential January transfers could greatly alter the FPL landscape.

Ball Watching: Opening the Transfer Window

With the winter transfer window about to open, Mike Gottlieb checks in on some transfer rumors that could drastically change FPL values.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 18

Angel di Maria's return will push one of Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney, Falcao and Robin van Persie to the bench.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 19

Mike and Andrew preview Gameweek 19 of the Premier League, including who may be held out of the lineup Sunday due to the condensed holiday schedule.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 18

Andrew and Mike preview Gameweek 18 of the Barclays Premier League, including which players may sit for the Boxing Day ties.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 17

QPR's Charlie Austin has scored 55 percent of his goals at home, over 15 percentage points higher than Man City's Sergio Aguero.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 17

Andrew and Mike preview Gameweek 17 of the Premier League, including which of the two young Manchester forward options is the best.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 16

Sergio Aguero will be sidelined through at least the middle of January, and Mike Gottlieb explains who will get the first shot to replace him.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 16

Andrew and Mike preview Gameweek 16 of the Barclays Premier League, including who are the best replacements for the injured Sergio Aguero.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 15

With Sergio Aguero out for at least one month, Yaya Toure becomes the top offensive option for Manchester City.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 15

Andrew and Mike preview Gameweek 15 of the Premier League, including which American goalkeeper might be the best DFS play this weekend.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 14

Mike and Andrew preview Gameweek 14 of the Premier League, including who the best second-tier strikers are and whether we can trust Manchester United defenders now.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 13

Despite scoring Arsenal's lone goal in Gameweek 13, Mike Gottlieb is still not buying Danny Welbeck.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 12

Eden Hazard is starting to heat up and justify his spot as a top-tier midfielder.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 11

With no offensive production since Gameweek 3, it's time to sell Branislav Ivanovic.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 11

Andrew and Mike preview Gameweek 11 of the Barclays Premier League while adding in just a sprinkle of Champions League banter.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 11

With five goals in his last three Premier League matches, Alexis Sanchez is the top midfielder pick this week.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 10

Christian Benteke finally returned from his Achilles' injury and looked poised for a breakout before picking up a red card in Monday's game against Spurs, which will force him to miss the next three matches.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 10

Alexis Sanchez is the only unanimous top pick in this week's new composite rankings.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 10

Mike and Andrew preview Gameweek 10 of the Barclays Premier League, including who will dominate the Manchester derby and mourning the injury loss of West Ham's Diafra Sakho.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 9

With so much lineup movement and uncertainly, Angel di Maria is the only Manchester United attacking player worthy of starting in fantasy leagues.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 9

Andrew and Mike preview Gameweek 9 of the Barclays Premier League, including whether Diego Costa or Loic Remy will face Manchester United and which game will be the highest-scoring of the weekend.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 8

Ross Barkley has finally returned for Everton and looks like a must-add in nearly all formats.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 8

Mike and Andrew preview Gameweek 8 of the Barclays Premier League, including the return of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke and whether it's time to trust Manchester United defenders.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Champions League Rankings

Mike and Andrew are joined by Nick Pitner to discuss their UEFA Champions League player rankings for the rest of the group stage.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 7

Yaya Toure finally scored his first goal of the Premier League season. Is a one-striker set the key to unlocking his value?

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 7

After scoring a hat trick against Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday, is Danny Welbeck the best striker in Europe?

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 6

It might be time to jump off the Eden Hazard bandwagon.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 6

Mike and Andrew preview Gameweek 6 of the Premier League.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 5

Will the real Mesut Ozil please stand up?

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 5

Mike and Andrew discuss what they expect from Manchester United and which striker they like more for the rest of the season, Diego Costa or Kun Aguero.

Ball Watching: Reviewing Gameweek 4

Despite playing without Christian Benteke, Aston Villa find themselves second in the table through four matches.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Previewing Gameweek 4

Andrew and Mike preview Gameweek 4 of the Premier League and discuss which Manchester United forwards to own.

Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Summer Transfer Window Review

Andrew and Mike are joined by Nick Pitner to discuss the summer transfer window.

Ball Watching: Looking Back at Gameweek 3

After playing as a striker in a few preseason friendlies, Branislav Ivanovic has two goals and one assist through three Premier League matches.

2011 Hurricanes Team Preview: Hurricanes Look to Build on Heartbreaking Season

An in-depth look at the Carolina Hurricanes heading into the 2011-2012 season.

2011 Flames Team Preview: The Flames Look to Burn Into the Playoffs in 2011

An in-depth look at the Calgary Flames heading into the 2011-2012 season.