Nick Pitner writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire. He supports Arsenal FC, the Green Bay Packers, and the New York Knicks, while specializing in those respective sports in his coverage for the site.
February 5, 2016
With Mondogoal giving away £1 million for the person who can pick the perfect fantasy lineup, RotoWire's Nick Pitner takes his shot for Saturday's contest.
February 1, 2016
Using Mondogoal's £100 million budget, RotoWire's Nick Pitner explains why it's paramount to pay up for Sergio Aguero.
January 22, 2016
Using Mondogoal's £100 million budget, RotoWire's Nick Pitner picks the top players for this weekend, including a surging Sergio Aguero.
January 15, 2016
RotoWire's Nick Pitner uses Mondogoal's £100M budget to select his Best XI for Gameweek 22, highlighted by Harry Kane, who will fire off shots against the Premier League's worst defense.
January 11, 2016
After scoring in Arsenal's FA Cup win over Sunderland this past weekend, Olivier Giroud now sports 16 goals in 21 starts this season, and he takes the Best XI captain's armband for Week 21.
January 10, 2016
Diego Costa looks renewed under interim manager Guus Hiddink, and he could continue his fine play Wednesday against West Brom.
December 30, 2015
Romelu Lukaku has scored 10 goals in his last nine league games, and he's got a great opportunity this weekend to extend his streak.
December 27, 2015
Looking to bounce back from a surprising 4-0 loss to Southampton on Boxing Day, Arsenal's Petr Cech will try again for the Premier League clean sheet record Monday against Bournemouth.
December 24, 2015
Romelu Lukaku has found the back of the net in seven consecutive league matches, and he takes the Best XI captain's armband heading into Saturday's match against a struggling Newcastle side.
December 23, 2015
Romelu Lukaku has scored in seven consecutive matches and will look to extend his streak against Newcastle, who have allowed more goals than all but one team this season.
December 18, 2015
While many will be focusing on Arsenal v. Man City this weekend, Everton v. Leicester may be the one with the most fireworks thanks to a matchup with the league's top two goal scorers.
December 16, 2015
Romelu Lukaku has five goals and three assists in eight home matches this season and now gets to face a Leicester side hardly known for its defensive prowess.
December 11, 2015
With a goal or an assist in nine straight league matches, Mesut Ozil earns the Best XI captain's armband ahead of this weekend's tie with Aston Villa.
December 9, 2015
Romelu Lukaku has scored in six consecutive games and is arguably the best fantasy striker this weekend.
December 4, 2015
Fresh off his record-setting performance against Manchester United last weekend, Jamie Vardy holds onto the Best XI captain's armband for his matchup against Swansea City.
December 2, 2015
If not for Jamie Vardy's record-breaking run, Romelu Lukaku would be in the discussion for the Premier League's best striker, and he remains fairly affordable on Mondogoal.
November 27, 2015
After shipping two goals to West Brom last weekend, Arsenal's Petr Cech bounced back with a midweek Champions League clean sheet against Dinamo Zagreb and now faces a toothless Norwich City attack.
November 25, 2015
RotoWire's Nick Pitner examines one star and one sleeper at each position and explains why one may be better than the other in this weekend's Mondogoal contests.
November 20, 2015
Mesut Ozil has an assist in six straight games, leaving him with a league-best 10 this season, and this weekend brings a solid matchup against a struggling West Brom outfit.
November 18, 2015
Despite being the most expensive midfielder this week, RotoWire's Nick Pitner explains why having Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne in fantasy lineups is a must.
November 6, 2015
Petr Cech is tied for the league lead with six clean sheets this season, and RotoWire's Nick Pitner thinks the Gunners will bounce back from their Champions League drubbing when they face Spurs on Sunday.
November 4, 2015
With Theo Walcott on the sideline because of injury, Olivier Giroud is taking full advantage, and fantasy owners should do the same thanks to his affordable price on Mondogoal.
October 30, 2015
Kevin De Bruyne has six goals and five assists in all competitions for Man City since joining from Wolfsburg, and a matchup this weekend against Norwich City gives him the Best XI captain's armband.
October 28, 2015
Memphis Depay was pegged as the next great player at Manchester United when he joined this summer, but he's lost considerable fantasy upside after losing his starting job.
October 23, 2015
Diego Costa and Chelsea appear to be on the verge of turning around their early-season struggles, and RotoWire's Nick Pitner thinks the Blues' lead attacker could pay off this weekend.
October 21, 2015
With Aaron Ramsey set to miss time due to injury, RotoWire's Nick Pitner says Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is primed to take advantage of the increase in playing time.
October 16, 2015
Alexis Sanchez has an incredible nine goals and two assists in his last five matches for club and country, and a matchup against Watford puts him into this week's Best XI.
October 14, 2015
Nick Pitner looks at three pairs of similarly priced players on MondoGoal and advices which ones to focus on for Gameweek 9.
October 2, 2015
Despite failing to get on the scoresheet last weekend at White Hart Lane, a home match against Newcastle allows Sergio Aguero to keep the Best XI captain's armband.
September 30, 2015
While Sunday boasts some huge Premier League ties, RotoWire's Nick Pitner picks out six players who could make big fantasy impacts during Saturday's slate of matches.
September 25, 2015
Manchester City has terrorized Tottenham over the past few seasons, with Sergio Aguero doing almost all of the damage, making him an easy Best XI captain this week.
September 23, 2015
While goals and assists certainly carry the load for fantasy scoring, RotoWire's Nick Pitner points out a few players who could contribute to winning MondoGoal lineups based on peripheral stats.
September 18, 2015
With a goal in both of his last two matches, Theo Walcott looks primed to get a start for the Gunners against a Chelsea side that has allowed the most goals this season.
September 16, 2015
RotoWire's Nick Pitner highlights three attackers and three defensive-minded players who could be significant fantasy contributors on MondoGoal this weekend.
September 11, 2015
Arsenal have been a bit muted at the Emirates Stadium of late, but RotoWire's Nick Pitner thinks a home match against Stoke City is just the recipe for the Gunners to break out.
September 9, 2015
RotoWire's Nick Pitner explains why it may be time to sell a few big scorers on MondoGoal, with the appropriate players to target with the extra cash.
August 28, 2015
Manchester City are cruising early this season and next face newly promoted Watford, giving Sergio Aguero an excellent matchup and the FPL Best XI captain's armband.
August 26, 2015
RotoWire's Nick Pitner reviews some top players who have been disappointing on MondoGoal early this season, with some advice on whether to keep rolling with them or focus on alternatives.
August 21, 2015
Eden Hazard has been quiet through two matches this season, but a game against West Brom could be exactly what he needs to break out.
August 19, 2015
RotoWire's Nick Pitner reviews some players who have outperformed their salaries on MondoGoal so far this season, and whether they can continue their solid run of form.
August 12, 2015
RotoWire's Nick Pitner chooses his Best XI for this week based on MondoGoal's salaries, with Manchester United's Wayne Rooney looking to be one of the best values at any position.
August 7, 2015
RotoWire's Nick Pitner is back for another season of the Best XI, but he's bringing an expanded team to help fantasy players even more with their lineup decisions.
July 24, 2015
RotoWire's Nick Pitner examines the three promoted clubs and explains which players may have big fantasy impacts, such as Charlie Austin last season.
July 17, 2015
New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has brought in an important midfield piece that could be a big help to Andy Carroll and the other forwards this season.
July 6, 2015
RotoWire's Nick Pitner breaks down the new additions at Liverpool and Arsenal, including Petr Cech, who moved over to the latter in a £10.3 million move.
June 26, 2015
D'Angelo Russell joined the Lakers to run the point, and the Sixers went with the safest pick of the draft in Jahlil Okafor, but did the Knicks draft the next Kevin Garnett?
June 23, 2015
The Panthers are hoping that an improved offensive line and additional offensive weapons will lead to a healthier and more productive season for Cam Newton in 2015-16.
May 22, 2015
A home match in the season finale against Burnley gets Christian Benteke the Best XI captain's armband this weekend.
May 18, 2015
Manchester United has made the first big transfer splash, signing Dutch Golden Boot winner Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven.
May 15, 2015
A double gameweek, including one match against Sunderland, makes the decision to give the Best XI captain's armband to Alexis Sanchez an easy one.
May 8, 2015
The league's top goal-scorer faces the league's worst defensive team this weekend, earning him the Best XI captain's armband.
May 1, 2015
After scoring four times against Spurs earlier this season, Sergio Aguero will wear the Best XI captain's armband in this weekend's reverse fixture.
April 30, 2015
Chelsea's Nemanja Matic heads into this weekend's match against Crystal Palace with at least 16 defensive points on DraftGoal in his last five matches.
April 29, 2015
Andrew Laird and Nick Pitner discuss the best transfers from last summer and try to decide whether Angel di Maria is a flop or not.
April 24, 2015
With four goals and two assists in his last six Premier League games, plus two matches in Gameweek 34, Eden Hazard grabs the Best XI captain's armband.
April 23, 2015
RotoWire's Nick Pitner breaks down the top value plays on DraftGoal to help afford more expensive options like Alexis Sanchez.
April 17, 2015
Chelsea's Eden Hazard was nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award this week and takes his stellar play into this weekend's match against Manchester United.
April 16, 2015
Nick Pitner doesn't think Harry Kane will go three matches without a goal, making him a tremendous value on DraftGoal this weekend.
April 10, 2015
Olivier Giroud has 13 goals and seven assists in his last 17 appearances for club and country, and he grabs the Best XI captain's armband this weekend against Burnley.
April 9, 2015
RotoWire's Nick Pitner introduces a new daily fantasy soccer game with a unique scoring system that benefits players like Chelsea's Nemanja Matic.
April 3, 2015
Olivier Giroud heads into this weekend's encounter against Liverpool with 10 goals in his last nine games in all competitions.
March 26, 2015
If you were to build a Premier League team from scratch and just had English players to choose from, would Harry Kane be the No. 1 pick? Nick Pitner and Andrew Laird, two Americans, dive into the perplexing question.
March 20, 2015
Harry Kane has scored five times in his last five home games, and he'll be at White Hart Lane this weekend hosting last-place Leicester.
March 13, 2015
Despite being held scoreless against Leicester City last time out, Sergio Aguero grabs this week's captain's armband thanks to City's trip to face Burnley.
March 2, 2015
With matches against Swansea City and QPR this gameweek, Harry Kane grabs the Best XI captain's armband.
February 27, 2015
Sergio Aguero heads into Sunday's match at Anfield with 23 goals in 27 appearances across all competitions this season.
February 20, 2015
RotoWire's Nick Pitner makes his top player picks for Gameweek 26, with Chelsea's Diego Costa grabbing the Best XI captain's armband.
February 9, 2015
Thanks to an excellent home matchup against Leicester City, Nick Pitner gives Alexis Sanchez the Gameweek 25 Best XI captain's armband.
February 6, 2015
Nick Pitner makes his picks for the top plays in Gameweek 24 of the Premier League, including Sergio Aguero's excellent home matchup against Hull City.
February 5, 2015
Andrew Laird and Nick Pitner return from a long layoff to chat about one of their favorite topics: Arsenal.
January 30, 2015
Theo Walcott could make his long-awaited return to the starting XI against a struggling Aston Villa side.
January 16, 2015
Wayne Rooney has three goals and two assists in his last five matches against Queens Park Rangers, his Gameweek 22 opponent.
January 9, 2015
Eden Hazard has a goal or an assist in six consecutive appearances, earning him this week's Best XI captain's armband.
December 24, 2014
Eight of Diego Costa's 12 goals this term have come at Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea will host West Ham on Boxing Day.
December 19, 2014
Alexis Sanchez against a possible three-man back line for Liverpool is enough for Nick Pitner to name him this weekend's Best XI captain.
December 11, 2014
All five of Eden Hazard's Premier League goals this season have come at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea will host 18th-place Hull City this weekend.
December 5, 2014
With 19 goals in 20 total appearances, Sergio Aguero grabs the Best XI captain's armband for the second consecutive week.
December 2, 2014
Sergio Aguero takes the Best XI captain's armband in Gameweek 14 thanks to his six goals in seven road matches this season.
November 28, 2014
With six goals and two assists in his last three matches against Hull City, Wayne Rooney grabs this week's Best XI captain's armband.
November 27, 2014
Cesc Fabregas leads the Premier League with 10 assists this season, and he could see his total grow at Sunderland this weekend.
November 20, 2014
Alexis Sanchez had six goals in four games before the international break, earning him the Best XI captain's armband this week.
November 19, 2014
Danny Welbeck faces his old club for the first time as Arsenal host Manchester United on Saturday.
November 7, 2014
With 10 goals in 10 Premier League games and a matchup against QPR this week, Sergio Aguero grabs a spot in the Gameweek 11 Best XI.
November 5, 2014
With a brace in consecutive Premier League outings, Alexis Sanchez is worth every penny this weekend.
October 30, 2014
Looking likely to return this weekend against QPR, Chelsea's Diego Costa grabs the Bext XI captain's armband.
October 29, 2014
Sergio Aguero is the highest-scoring forward on MondoGoal and looks to be a great option in this weekend's Manchester derby.
October 24, 2014
Coming off a four-goal outing against Spurs last weekend, Sergio Aguero gets the Best XI captain's armband this week at West Ham.
October 22, 2014
With eight goals in his past five appearances, including four versus Tottenham last weekend, Sergio Aguero is in sensational form heading into Gameweek 9.
October 17, 2014
Edin Dzeko heads into this weekend's match against Spurs with six goals in seven appearances against the London club.
October 3, 2014
Sergio Aguero faces off against Aston Villa this weekend looking for his sixth goal of the season.
September 25, 2014
A home match against a falling Aston Villa side has Diego Costa wearing the Best XI captain's armband yet again this week.
September 24, 2014
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September 18, 2014
Diego Costa grabs the Best XI captain's armband this week thanks to his remarkable play that has netted him seven goals in four league matches.
September 12, 2014
A fully fit Sergio Aguero will lead the line for Manchester City this weekend against Arsenal at the Emirates.
August 29, 2014
With Olivier Giroud sidelined until 2015, Arsenal will need Alexis Sanchez to step up on the attack.
August 22, 2014
After netting in his Premier League debut in Gameweek 1, Diego Costa takes the Best XI captain's armband for Gameweek 2
August 15, 2014
The highest-returning scorer in the Premier League this season, Daniel Sturridge grabs the Best XI captain's armband for Gameweek 1.
July 30, 2014
Can a healthy Aaron Ramsey lead all Premier League midfielders in goals this season?
July 23, 2014
Nick and Andrew discuss early Fantasy Premier League pricing, including Robin van Persie's £12.5 tag, which is the highest in the game.
July 11, 2014
Does Lionel Messi have enough in him to take down a powerful German side to capture his first World Cup?
July 7, 2014
Can Lionel Messi keep Argentina rolling all the way to the World Cup final?
July 3, 2014
Can Neymar continue his magic in leading Brazil to the semifinals of the World Cup with a win over Colombia this weekend?
June 27, 2014
RotoWire's Nick Pitner breaks down the winners and losers from Thursday's 2014 NBA Draft.
June 23, 2014
June 23, 2014
Clint Dempsey has scored in both of the United States' World Cup games. So why are we disappointed with four points?
June 20, 2014
As we all expected, Spain have given up seven goals through two matches and have already been eliminated.
June 11, 2014
Andrew and Nick share their World Cup brackets and Golden Boot winners.
June 10, 2014
With Franck Ribery ruled out of the World Cup with a back injury, can Paul Pogba step up to lead France?
June 10, 2014
He won't have to do it alone, but Edin Dzeko will likely be a major contributor if Bosnia and Herzegovina can advance to the knockout stage.
June 10, 2014
With a nation's World Cup hopes riding on his shoulders, can Neymar deliver Brazil its sixth World Cup?
June 9, 2014
Is Diego Costa the key to Spain winning back-to-back World Cups?
June 6, 2014
Can Didier Drogba lead Ivory Coast out of Group C in what's likely to be the last shot for the Golden Generation?
June 4, 2014
Can Wayne Rooney help lead England out of the real Group of Death?
June 3, 2014
Eden Hazard leads a Belgian side that many are predicting to be the darlings of Brazil.
June 2, 2014
Can Clint Dempsey do enough to get the USA out of a tough Group G?
May 8, 2014
With the Premier League single-season scoring record in his sights, Luis Suarez grabs the gameweek 38 captain's armband.
May 2, 2014
With five goals in his last three matches, plus a double-gameweek, Connor Wickham makes his debut in the Best XI.
April 25, 2014
Could a Chelsea B-side be the perfect setup for Luis Suarez to break the single-season scoring record?
April 17, 2014
With 11 goals in his last five matches against Norwich City, Luis Suarez gets this week's Best XI captain's armband.
April 11, 2014
With two potentially high-scoring matches in gameweek 34, Yaya Toure grabs the Best XI captain's armband.
April 3, 2014
With 15 goals and 10 assists this season, Wayne Rooney will look to increase his totals this weekend against a struggling Newcastle side that have allowed seven goals in the last two weeks.
March 31, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo beats out Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the top spot in our Champions League quarterfinals player rankings.
March 27, 2014
Luis Suarez could be heading for the record books, as he takes this week's Best XI armband just three goals short of tying the Premier League single-season record.
March 13, 2014
After facing off against Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday, a weekend matchup against Hull City will likely be an easier task for Vincent Kompany and the Citizens..
March 6, 2014
In a gameweek that features only five Premier League matches, Eden Hazard grabs this week's captain's armband.
February 27, 2014
With his stellar play of late, and a matchup against Fulham this weekend, Eden Hazard earns a spot in this week's Best XI.
February 20, 2014
With a goal in each of his last seven Premier League matches, Daniel Sturridge takes the captain's armband for this week's Best XI.
February 16, 2014
Robin van Persie is the highest ranked Premier League player in our Champions League Round of 16 player rankings.
February 9, 2014
Christian Benteke joins Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge as this week's top strikers.
February 6, 2014
Robin van Persie grabs the Best XI captain armband this week with a very favorable home match against Fulham.
January 30, 2014
Robin van Persie returned from injury Tuesday against Cardiff City and scored six minutes into the match. Nick Pitner sees more productive play this weekend from the Dutchman.
January 27, 2014
After returning from a calf injury, Sergio Aguero has scored six times in his last four matches in all competitions.
January 22, 2014
Christian Benteke saw his value drop after going nearly four months without a league goal, but he's heating up after scoring in back-to-back matches.
January 15, 2014
A home match against Fulham makes Mesut Ozil one of three Arsenal players in this week's Best XI.
January 8, 2014
Six of Romelu Lukaku's nine goals this year have come at Goodison Park, where Everton will host Norwich City this weekend.
December 30, 2013
Romelu Lukaku ended his short scoring drought last weekend against Southampton and has another enticing matchup on New Year's Day against Stoke City.
December 26, 2013
Wayne Rooney has been Manchester United's top performer for the past month and has a very fantasy-friendly matchup against Norwich City this weekend.
December 24, 2013
Theo Walcott returns to the Best XI for Arsenal's Boxing Day match against West Ham.
December 19, 2013
Theo Walcott is back to full fitness and coming off a brace last weekend against Manchester City, earning him a spot in this week's Best XI.
December 12, 2013
Arsenal paid a club-record amount to bring in Mesut Ozil for games such as this weekend's tilt against Manchester City.
December 5, 2013
With Robin van Persie out with injury and Wayne Rooney suspended this weekend, Nick Pitner names Danny Welbeck to his Best XI.
December 2, 2013
With matches on Tuesday and Wednesday this week before another weekend slate of matches, it's important to find players who likely won't sit despite the condensed schedule.
November 29, 2013
Sergio Aguero has 16 goals and six assists in all competitions this season, making him an easy Best XI pick with a home match against Swansea on the schedule.
November 21, 2013
With goals in his last four Premier League matches, Robin van Persie headlines this week's Best XI.
November 7, 2013
With 13 goals and six assists in 13 appearances in all competitions this season, Sergio Aguero is close to cementing his spot in the Best XI.
October 31, 2013
Sergio Aguero is one of the hottest players in the Premier League right now and he finds himself in our Best XI this week.
October 24, 2013
Now that he's back to full fitness, Christian Benteke returns to the Best XI.
October 17, 2013
Frank Lampard returns to the Best XI for Gameweek 8
October 7, 2013
Every season, we see a team like last year's Suns throw out an ever-changing rotation that creates a bevy of position battles. Which Pacific Division rosters are tight, and which should you avoid? RotoWire breaks it down.
October 3, 2013
After scoring in Tuesday's Champions League match, Frank Lampard makes his first appearance in the Best XI this season.
September 26, 2013
The Clippers re-signed Chris Paul and fortified their team with Doc Rivers, J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley. Will the additions help Paul's fantasy value or hurt it?
September 26, 2013
With Christian Benteke sidelined for six weeks, Nick Pitner looks elsewhere for this week's top forwards.
September 19, 2013
Christian Benteke has been red hot for Aston Villa this season. But will he make this week's Best XI?
September 12, 2013
Christian Benteke returns to Nick Pitner's EPL Best XI, but a few others make their debut this week.
August 29, 2013
Wayne Rooney makes his debut in Nick Pitner's Best XI. See who else could be headed for a big week.
August 22, 2013
Robin van Persie returns to the Best XI this week. Does anyone else deserve a repeat inclusion?
August 15, 2013
In a new weekly feature, Nick Pitner tells us who the best picks are at each position.
June 7, 2013
Nick Pitner takes a look at the 2013 Confederations Cup and pulls out the EPL players that should have the biggest impacts.