Missner covers the NBA, college football and college basketball for RotoWire. A veteran fantasy sports writer, Missner also serves as treasurer for the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
April 5, 2015
NCAA Championship Preview: Wisconsin vs. Duke
After a huge upset of unbeaten Kentucky, can Frank the Tank and the Badgers do it again against Duke for the national championship? Here's the key to the title.
March 31, 2015
Final Four Preview: Wisconsin vs. Kentucky
The Badgers are seeking revenge while the Wildcats are looking for perfection. Can Frank Kaminsky carry Wisconsin in its upset bid against Kentucky?
March 24, 2015
Sweet 16 Preview: West Region
Frank Kaminsky leads a powerful Wisconsin frontcourt into a Sweet 16 matchup North Carolina in what should be a battle of the bigs.
March 16, 2015
NCAA Tournament Preview: West Region
Frank Kaminsky has few peers in college basketball as he looks to lead Wisconsin out of the West Region in this year's NCAA Tournament.
March 3, 2015
Freshman Haze: Ranking the top Frosh, 1-7
Perry Missner wraps up his freshman rankings by naming the year's top frosh. Did Arizona's Stanley Johnson do enough to grab that honor?
February 23, 2015
Freshman Haze: Ranking the Top Frosh, 8-14
Perry Missner continues his freshman rankings, and it will surprise you where he ranks the presumptive No. 1 pick in the draft, Jahlil Okafor.
February 17, 2015
Freshman Haze: Ranking the Top Frosh
Perry Missner begins his rankings of the nation's top freshmen, including Oregon's Dillon Brooks, who is poised to finish the season strong.
February 2, 2015
Freshman Haze: Living Up to the Hype
Perry Missner finally gives UNLV's Rashad Vaughn his due. What took so long?
January 26, 2015
Freshman Haze: Carrington Steps Up for the Pirates
The future is bright at Seton Hall as Khadeen Carrington has shouldered the scoring load with Isaiah Whitehead out.
January 19, 2015
Freshman Haze: WV's Carter Shows Potential
Jevon Carter is not puting up huge numbers, but he's proven he can score in bunches for West Virginia this season.
January 12, 2015
Freshman Haze: Lord Grantham Rules
Donte Grantham has flourished with increased playing time this season and could get even better with an improved inside game.
January 5, 2015
Freshman Haze: More Seasoning Needed
Kaleb Joseph likely won't be following recent Orange point guards as one-and-done at Syracuse.
January 2, 2015
Freshman Haze: Kentucky's Frosh are Tops
Devin Booker is deadly from beyond the arc, hitting a team-leading 46 percent from long range as one of Kentucky's best freshman.
December 22, 2014
Freshman Haze: Okafor is a Devil to Defend
Jahlil Okafor is sailing through his one-and-done year for the Blue Devils as he heads to the top of the 2015 NBA draft board.
December 15, 2014
Freshman Haze: Coast to Coast in Search of Frosh
Kevon Looney is living up to the preseason hype, averaging a double-double for the Bruins.
December 8, 2014
Freshman Haze: Arizona's Big-Body Frosh
Stanley Johnson needs some offensive polish, but his wide body and athleticism make him a force for Arizona.
December 2, 2014
Freshman Haze: Ahoy Matey!
Isaiah Whitehead is the first McDonald's All-American to join Seton Hall Pirates since 2000.
November 2, 2014
CBB Draft Kit: 2014-15 Mock Draft
Jordan Mickey is not the first pick of the draft, but he represents good first-round value as he'll get more offensive opportunities this season.
November 1, 2014
Big East Hoops Preview: The BEast Could Roar
Roosevelt Jones is back to help Bulter knock Villanova from its Big East perch.
October 31, 2014
Mountain West Hoops Preview: Down Year Out West
The talent might be off in the Mountain West this year, but it will get a boost if Wyoming's Larry Nancy Jr. returns healthy from an ACL tear.
October 28, 2014
ACC Hoops Preview: Welcome, Louisville
Montrezl Harrell leads Louisville into the ACC this year with an eye on knocking off Duke and North Carolina.
October 24, 2014
Big 12 Hoops Preview: It's Still Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk
Coach Bill Self is the class of the conference, and the Kansas Jayhawks should own the Big 12 again this year.
October 21, 2014
A10 Hoops Preview: An Understudy No Longer
With players like UMass' Cady Lalanne, the A10 doesn't have to take a backseat its big brother conferences any longer.
October 18, 2014
SEC Hoops Preview: Hey, Mickey
Jordan Mickey turned in an impressive campaign last year and should have even more room to work in the LSU offense this season.
October 15, 2014
Pac-12 Hoops Preview: Up for Grabs
The Pac-12 is going to be a mess once again, but UCLA's Tony Parker has a shot to forge a role to lead the Bruins.
October 14, 2014
Big Ten Hoops Preview: Badgers are the Team to Beat
Frank Kaminsky, one of the best big men in the country, leads a Badgers squad that is the class of the Big Ten.
October 13, 2014
AAC Hoops Preview: Huskies Ready to Bite
After spending three years as an understudy to Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright gets the spotlight in his senior season for UConn.
October 12, 2014
2014-15 CBB Draft Kit: Top 100 Rankings
Santa Barbara's Alan Williams is one of the few dominant centers in college basketball, but is that enough to make him the top pick?
September 23, 2014
NBA Team Previews: Atlanta Hawks
Al Horford will be back and healthy this season, and the Hawks have the depth to reduce their starters' minutes if they want. Will the Hawks' fantasy boon of 2013-14 be a bust in 2014-15?
NBA Team Previews: Minnesota Timberwolves
The Timberwolves have been thrown under the bus this offseason, but could they shock the world and improve enough on defense to be a better team this season despite losing Kevin Love?
September 15, 2014
Yahoo Expert Mock Draft: Head-to-Head League
RotoWire's NBA writers held a head-to-head mock draft on Yahoo! for a 12-team, 9-category league. Our H2H rankings are previewed in the piece.
August 24, 2014
NBA Team Previews: Cleveland Cavaliers
Sleeper, bust, and the fantasy value of the Cavaliers are all broken down by RotoWire's Perry Missner. Can LeBron James bring a title to his hometown?
April 6, 2014
NCAA Championship Preview: Connecticut vs. Kentucky
Shabazz Napier looks to shoot the Huskies to the national championship in a historic matchup of eight vs. seven seeds.
April 3, 2014
Final Four Preview: Connecticut vs. Florida
Can Michael Frazier II and the Gators backcourt control UConn's Shabazz Napier in the Final Four?
March 24, 2014
Sweet 16 Preview: South Region
Kyle Anderson is a triple-double waiting to happen, but he will have his hands full with No. 1 Florida.
March 17, 2014
NCAA Tournament Preview: South Region
Freshman sensation Andrew Wiggins will try to lift Kansas out of the South Region and into the Final Four.
March 12, 2014
Freshman Haze: Season Finale
Duke's Jabari Parker had an outstanding freshman campaign, but did he do enough to hold off the other great frosh for Freshman of the Year honors?
March 5, 2014
Freshman Haze: Ranking the Freshman
Julius Randle is a fine scorer and has a nose for rebounds, but passing is not a top option on his mind and team play is not his forte.
February 19, 2014
Freshman Haze: Major Wave in Malibu
Pepperdine freshman Jeremy Major has shown the ability to be a scoring point guard for the Waves this season.
February 10, 2014
Freshman Haze: Here Comes March
With Brandon Ashley out for the season, freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson could be a key to a March run for Arizona.
February 4, 2014
Freshman Haze: Boomer Sooner
Freshman point guards usually back up their upperclassmen teammates, but Jordan Woodward may be the exception.
January 27, 2014
Freshman Haze: Big-Man Dominance
Jabari Parker has struggled from the field in ACC play, but he has corralled 29 boards in his last two games.
January 21, 2014
Freshman Haze: Is Gordon the Next Griffin?
Arizona's Aaron Gordon is doing his best Blake Griffin impression this season, and the comparions is not too far off.
January 13, 2014
Freshman Haze: Separating the Hype
Butler big man Andrew Chrabascz has seen increased minutes with the start of conference play, and one of the nation's freshman living up to the hype.
January 8, 2014
Freshman Haze: Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk
Kansas' Andrew Wiggins is still expected to be the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA Draft, but his numbers thus far have not overwhelmed.
December 19, 2013
Freshman Haze: Meow! Go the Cats
Julius Randle started the season with a roar for the Wildcats, but lately he's had more of a whimper.
December 9, 2013
Freshman Haze: Fresh Orange
Tyler Ennis has stepped into the shoes of Michael Carter-Williams as a first-year starter for Syracuse this season.
November 26, 2013
Freshman Haze: The Exodus in Texas
A mass exodus in Texas opened the door for the likes of freshman Isaiah Taylor to lead the Longhorns.
October 19, 2013
College Hoops Mock Draft: McDermott or Smart?
Marcus Smart and Doug McDermott are the top players in college basketball, but who went first overall in our inaugural mock draft of the season?
October 9, 2013
NBA Team Previews: Oklahoma City Thunder 2013-14
With Russell Westbrook out until mid-December and Kevin Martin gone, can Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb play well enough to help the Thunder and fantasy teams?
Top Centers: 2013-14 Rankings
In an era of the missing big man, Baylor's Isaiah Austin is the the clear choice as the top center in the nation.
September 15, 2013
NBA Team Previews: Cleveland Cavaliers 2013-14
It's playoffs or bust for the Cavs this season, so we're a little less bullish on their youth than we'd like to be. Who's going to start, and can Andrew Bynum and Anderson Varejao stay healthy?
August 20, 2013
Sun Belt Fantasy Preview: Warhawks on the Warpath
After a breakout season last year, Louisiana-Monroe's Kolton Browning is ready to carve up the Sun Belt again this season.
April 18, 2013
The Prospect Post: Early Lottery Mock
Perry Missner (@PerryMissner) gives a generalized early look at who we could see getting drafted in the lottery this offseason.
April 8, 2013
NCAA Championship Preview: Michigan vs. Louisville
Michigan and Glenn Robinson III face a defensive-minded Louisville in the NCAA championship. Can the Wolverines solve the Cardinals' full-court press?
April 4, 2013
Final Four Preview: Wichita State vs. Louisville
If Peyton Siva and the Louisville Cardinals are to avoid a Shocking upset and advance to the NCAA Tournament final, they'd be wise not to overlook Wichita State's athleticism.
March 25, 2013
Will midnight toll for Cinderella? Not if Florida Golf Coast's Sherwood Brown has anything to say about it.
March 18, 2013
NCAA Championship Preview: South Region
Freshman Ben McLemore is the breakout star for the No. 1 seed Jayhawks, who hope to make it Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk in the South Region.
March 12, 2013
Freshman Haze: Looking Toward the Tourney
Anthony Bennett is one of the most highly regarded freshmen in the country, but his season has been on a downward trend since Mountain West play began.
March 5, 2013
Freshman Haze: Examining the One-and-Done Rule
Nerlens Noel felt the full impact of the NBA's one-and-done rule when his freshman season at Kentucky was lost to an ACL injury earlier this year.
February 25, 2013
Freshman Haze: Countdown to No. 1
Kanas' Ben McLemore could be the top pick in this year's NBA Draft, but does that make him the top frehsman in the nation?
February 19, 2013
Freshman Haze: Counting Down the top Frosh
Nerlens Noel likely will never play in the NCAA tournament, as the defensive menace should go pro even if he spends his rookie year rehabilitating his torn ACL.
February 13, 2013
Freshman Haze: Counting Down the Top Frosh
Glenn Robinson III has good offensive skills but doesn't appear to be the NBA prospect his pops once was.
February 4, 2013
Freshman Haze: Riding the Waves in Malibu
Stacy Davis has made an impact both in the starting lineup and coming off the bench for Pepperdine.
January 29, 2013
Freshman Haze: Carter has Georgia Tech Buzzing
The 6-foot-8 Robert Carter has been a nice addition to the Yellow Jackets this season and looks to have a bright future.
January 21, 2013
Freshman Haze: Cornhusker Kickstart
Shavon Shields recently moved into the starting lineup and is paying dividends for Nebraska, including a 29-point outburst Saturday.
January 14, 2013
Freshman Haze: Big Dog III Woofin' at Michigan
Glenn Robinson III comes from a strong pedigree and is making his own mark at Michigan.
January 8, 2013
Freshman Haze: The Bench is the Pitts
James Robinson is going through an adjustment period after having been relegated to the Pittsburgh bench.
January 2, 2013
Freshman Haze: Year of the Water Snake
Baylor boasts two the Big 12's top freshmen, including Isaiah Austin, as the new year begins.
December 24, 2012
Freshman Haze: The First Noel
Nerlens Noel is the reason for the season for the Kentucky Wildcats this year.
December 17, 2012
Freshman Haze: Top Cat
Alex Poythress might be the most talented of the highly touted Kentucky recruiting class.
December 10, 2012
Freshman Haze: Xavier's Frosh Sensation
Semaj Christon has moved into the Xavie starting lineup and is paying dividends for the Musketeers.
December 3, 2012
Freshman Haze: One and Done at Duke?
Rasheed Sulaimon already has carved out a role for himself on a team filled with upperclassmen, but will he stick around for a sophomore season?
November 26, 2012
Freshman Haze: Goodwin Rises to the Top
Archie Goodwin is proving to be the most valuable of the Kentucky freshmen thus far.
November 23, 2012
Freshman Haze: Future is Bright for Vanderbilt
Kevin Bright has stepped for Vandy after three players left for the NBA.
November 13, 2012
Freshman Haze: Frosh for Your Fantasy Radar
A big man who can pass? Yes, please. Freshman Kyle Anderson should see plenty of minutes for UCLA.
November 5, 2012
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 11
Clemson's Tajh Boyd is as hot as it gets in college football.
October 22, 2012
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 9
Coming off a huge game, is it time to sell high on USC's Matt Barkley?
October 15, 2012
NBA Team Previews: Philadelphia 76ers 2012-13
October 9, 2012
Draft Kit: College Hoops Mock Draft
Our first mock draft of the preseason reveals an interesting collection of picks.
August 8, 2012
Big East Fantasy Preview: Big East: Pitt's Ray of Light
Ray Graham is a supreme talent, but he comes with plenty of warnings after a brutal knee injury last season.