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Luke Hoover has covered fantasy football for Rotowire.com since 2011 and is most proud of recommending Victor Cruz as a starter in his breakout game against the Eagles. He's a lifelong fan of Notre Dame, the Packers and, unfortunately, the Knicks.

Fantasy sports articles written by Luke Hoover

Exploiting the Matchups: Every Day He's Russellin'

Luke Hoover explores which players face favorable matchups in Week 14, and those you may want to find an alternative for.

Exploiting the Matchups: Cooking Up a Playoff Run

Luke Hoover lays out the players with the most favorable of matchups in Week 13, as well as some you may want to find an alternative for.

Exploiting the Matchups: Fly Eagles, Fly

Luke Hoover hones in on the best matchups of Week 12, with the Packers' woeful defense a recurring theme.

Exploiting the Matchups: The Return of Super Cam

Luke Hoover details which players receive favorable matchups in Week 11, headlined by the 2015 league MVP, Cam Newton.

Exploiting the Matchups: Matthews Squared

Luke Hoover delves into which players have favorable matchups in Week 10, including a pair of wideouts by the same last name.

Exploiting the Matchups: High on Hightower

Luke Hoover explores which players have favorable matchups in Week 9, including Tim Hightower, who looks to be the main ballcarrier in New Orleans.

Exploiting the Matchups: Carson's Revenge

Luke Hoover explores which players face favorable matchups in Week 8, and those you may want to find an alternative for.

Exploiting the Matchups: Calling Captain Kirk

Luke Hoover explores which players face favorable matchups in Week 7, and those you may want to find an alternative for.

Exploiting the Matchups: Look For Lamar

Luke Hoover explores which players face favorable matchups in Week 6, and those you may want to find an alternative for.

Exploiting the Matchups: Rivers Awaits the Raiders

Luke Hoover explores which players face favorable matchups in Week 5, and those you may want to find an alternative for.

Exploiting the Matchups: Siemian Can Sling It

Luke Hoover explores which players face favorable matchups in Week 4, and those you may want to find an alternative for.

Exploiting the Matchups: Parker Poised for Success

Luke Hoover explores which players face favorable matchups Week 3, and those you may want to find an alternative for.

Exploiting the Matchups: McCown Takes Over

Luke Hoover explores which players face favorable matchups Week 2, and those you may want to find an alternative for.

Exploiting the Matchups: Thomas Remains a TD Threat

Luke Hoover attempts to unveil the players in position to exceed expectations Week 1, as well as those who may disappoint.

Exploiting the Matchups: Matt Ryan's Time to Shine

Luke Hoover breaks down the starts and sits for Week 17, including Atlanta's Matt Ryan, who faces the perfect defense in the Saints to put up season highs.

Exploiting the Matchups: Ride Cousins to a Title

Luke Hoover is ready with recommendations for championship week, including Washington's Kirk Cousins in a great matchup against a weak Eagles defense.

Exploiting the Matchups: Battle of the Birds

Luke Hoover breaks down the Week 15 matchups as Michael Floyd looks set to extend his solid play against an Eagles secondary that has allowed the second-most points to opposing wideouts this season.

Exploiting the Matchups: Saints Won't Buc Trend

Luke Hoover breaks down the Week 14 matchups as Jameis Winston looks poised for another big game against a Saints defense that can't stop the pass.

Exploiting the Matchups: Bench Brees?

Luke Hoover analyzes the matchups and can't find a good outcome for a struggling Drew Brees, who faces a tough Panthers defense this week.

Exploiting the Matchups: Working Blue vs. Saints

Luke Hoover breaks down the Week 12 matchups as Alfred Blue looks to have another big game against a terrible Saints defense.

Exploiting the Matchups: Not the Usual Brady-Bills Matchup

Luke Hoover scouts the matchups for Week 11 and doesn't like the setup against the Bills for Tom Brady, who is without yet another playmaker in the Pats' offense.

Exploiting the Matchups: Cousins Aims for Saints

Luke Hoover gameplans the matchups for Week 10, which works out pretty well for Kirk Cousins against a porous Saints defense.

Exploiting the Matchups: Will Rodgers Rebound?

Luke Hoover looks at matchups you can win with and others you should avoid. But which side does Aaron Rodgers fall after a career-low performance last week?

Exploiting the Matchups: Ted Talks in Minnesota

Luke Hoover's weekly look at matchups to exploit includes an emerging Teddy Bridgewater, who finally has a No. 1 receiver to target.

Exploiting the Matchups: Big Day Ahead for Evans

Luke Hoover looks at this week's matchups that can give owners a fantasy edge, including a great matchup for Tampa Bay's Mike Evans who should dominate the Redskins.

Exploiting the Matchups: Rivers Runs Dry

Luke Hoover analyzes the Week 6 matchups and advises not to expect big numbers out of Philip Rivers this week against a tough pass defense.

Exploiting the Matchups: The Return of Morris?

Luke Hoover has the upgrades and downgrades for Week 5, including a favorable matchup for Alfred Morris against the Falcons.

Exploiting the Matchups: When will 2015 Begin?

Luke Hoover breaks down the matchups for Week 4, but does Russell Wilson's Monday night matchup against the Lions make him a start or a sit?

Exploiting the Matchups: Give it Another Week

Luke Hoover advises to give it another week before making any rash decisions with your fantasy teams, but that doesn't mean you should start Drew Brees this week.

Exploiting the Matchups: Trust In Talent

Luke Hoover warns against over-reacting to bad Week 1 performances, and likes Sammy Watkins to bust out now that he's not being shadowed by the Colts' Vontae Davis.

Exploiting the Matchups: Are You Ready For Some Football?

Luke Hoover examines who has an advantage or disadvantage in Week 1, and finds a lot to like in the Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater against a gutted 49ers defense

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 17

Russell Wilson turned in a historic performance in his first game this season against the Rams. Can he do it a second time this week?

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 16

Matt Forte's frantasy prospects do not look promising in Week 16 with a new quarterback and a tough matchup against the Lions.

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 15

Against Atlanta's woeful defense, Ben Roethlisberger won't have to fight too hard for yards and scores in Sunday's matchup.

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 14

Jeremy Maclin has carried fantasy teams this year, but this might be the week to sit him against Seattle's Legion of Boom.

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 13

Matt Ryan has been underwhelming all season, and now he faces a Cardinals defense that has allowed two passing touchdowns in its last three games.

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 12

Alfred Morris has run well lately, but he faces a San Francisco defense this week that should shut him down.

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 11

With Drew Stanton back under center, Larry Fitzgerald's fantasy prospects could take a major hit.

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 10

Matt Ryan has an enticing Week 10 matchup against NFC South foe Tampa Bay,

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 9

Larry Fitzgerald has played better recently, but this might be the week to bench him -- if the bye week allows.

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 8

Jay Cutler is coming off his worst game of the season, so does that make him a start or sit this week against the Patriots?

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 7

Victory Cruz is out for the season, his absence might not start benefiting Rueben Randle untill after this week.

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 6

Bench LeSean McCoy? If he couldn't take advantage of the Rams, how is he going to take advantage of the G-Men?

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 5

Coming off a bye, Jordan Cameron should be at his healthiest this week and has a good matchup against the Titans.

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 4

There are enough red flags that benching Cam Newton this week against the Ravens might be a good idea.

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgades Week 3

Are the Seahawks matchup-proof at home? Is this the rare week that Peyton Manning should be benched?

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgades Week 2

Bench Jamaal Charles? It's worth thinking about as the Chiefs likely will find themselves in passing mode against the Broncos this week.

Exploiting the Matchups: Upgrades, Downgrades Week 1

Colin Kaepernick has a great Week 1 matchup against a Dallas defense that was awful last year and hasn't gotten any better.

Which Players Have the Easiest Match-ups?: Strength of Schedule

Robert Griffin not only has new weapons but one of the easiest passing-game schedules in the league.

Fresh Perspective Mock: Wave of Wideouts

The 2014 draft is believed to be one of the strongest WR classes in recent memory. Luke Hoover calls for six in the first round.

Game Capsules: Scouting the Season Finales

Can Kyle Orton sneak the Cowboys past Philly?

Game Capsules: Week 16 Previews

Bears, Eagles Look to Lock Up their Divisions on Sunday Night

Game Capsules: Week 15 Previews

Peyton Manning's assault on the record book continues on Thursday night.

Game Capsules: Week 14 Previews

One of the league's best offenses faces what might be the NFL's best D on Sunday night.

Game Capsules: Week 13 Game Previews

The Saints and Seahawks meet in what could be an NFC Championship preview

Game Capsules: Week 12 Previews

Including this year's edition of Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady

Game Capsules: Week 10 Previews

Can Tampa Bay finally get a W?

Game Capsules: Week 9 Game Previews

No receivers? No problem - Green Bay's offense keeps churning out points.

Game Capsules: Week 8 Game Previews

The Rams don't have Brett Favre, but they do have a date with the NFC's top team.

Game Capsules: Week 7 Game Breakdowns

Can the Giants (finally) get a win against the Vikings on Monday?

Game Capsules: Another Big Game for Philip Rivers

The Chargers figure to air it out quite a bit this week against the visiting Colts.

Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 5

A desperate Falcons team gets an increasingly injured Jets club on Monday Night Football.

Game Capsules: Week Four Previews

The battle of unbeatens gets a primetime slot on Monday Night Football to showcase the up-and-coming Dolphins invading the home of the cagey Saints.

Game Capsules: This Could Get Ugly

The Raiders travel to Denver hoping not to get torched by Peyton Manning and the Bronocs on Monday Night Football.

Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 2

Andy Dalton and the Bengals should thrive against a Steeler team missing star center Maurkice Pouncey.

Game Capsules: Monday Night Breakdown

The Chip Kelly era begins for Michael Vick and the Eagles offense as they face the Redskins on Monday Night Football.

RotoWire 200: Overall Composite Rankings

C.J. Spiller clocks in at No. 3 Overall.

2013 Kansas City Chiefs Team Preview: Chiefs Pin Hopes on Reid/Smith Combo

Game Capsules: Breaking Down the Season Finales

Luke Hoover on what to expect from the final weekend of the regular season

Flex Appeal: Week 17 Flex Options

Stick with the teams that are still playing for something.

Flex Appeal: King of Garbage Time

Carson Palmer makes for another good play again this week.

Game Capsules: Week 16 Breakdowns

The Ravens could knock the defending champs out of the playoffs

Flex Appeal: The King of Garbage Time

Carson Palmer is actually a good play this week

Game Capsules: Hoover Breaks Down Week 15

The Jets still hold playoff hopes as they travel to Tennessee on Monday night to face the Titans.

Flex Appeal: Keep It Simple...

The fantasy playoffs are not the time to get cute.

Game Capsules: Week 14 Breakdowns

And a potential AFC Championship preview on Monday night...

Game Capsules: Hoover Breaks Down Week 13

Can the Giants slow RGIII on Monday Night?

Flex Appeal: Playoffs are Fast Approaching

Week 13 figures to provide pivotal flex-play opportunities as fantasy owners jockey for playoff position.

Game Capsules: Week 12 Game Breakdowns

Cam Newton leads the Panthers into Philly for a matchup against the Eagles on Monday Night Football.

Game Capsules: Predictions for Week 11

The Bears and 49ers tangle on Monday Night Football in what should be a defensive battle.

Flex Appeal: Final Bye Week Leaves RB Thin

Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch and Chris Johnson take this week off, leaving the RB position thin for fantasy owners.

Flex Appeal: Replacing Rodgers and RGIII

Look to exploit the Pats, Giants

Game Capsules: Hoover Breaks Down Week 10

The Chiefs travel to Pittsburgh for a matchup with the Steelers on Monday Night Football.

Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 9

The Eagles travel to New Orleans for a Monday night matchup with the Saints.

Flex Appeal: Byes Hurt Less This Week

The bye week likely won't have as big an impact this week, making it easier to find flex-play options.

Flex Appeal: Another Week, Another Injury

Finding fill-ins for MJD, Benson, Murray

Game Capsules: Week 8 Breakdowns

Broncos vs. Saints promises to be a Sunday-night shootout

Flex Appeal: The Toughest Bye Week of the Season

Getting through the weekend with no Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Dolphins, Eagles or Falcons

Game Capsules: Week 7 Breakdowns

Detroit faces Chicago in an NFC North showdown on Monday Night Football.

Flex Appeal: Flex Plays for Week 5

Alex Smith could light up the G-Men

Game Capsules: Breaking Down the Week 6 Matchups

Peyton Manning and the Broncos travel to San Diego for an AFC West battle on Monday Night Football.

Game Capsules: Breaking Down Week 5

The Texans travel to New York to take on the Jets on Monday Night Football.

Flex Appeal: Bye Weeks and Flex Plays

Miami's pass defense is just waiting to be exploited

Game Capsules: Arizona at St. Louis on Thursday Night

Larry Fitzgerald faces a much-improved St. Louis secondary in the Thursday night matchup with the Rams.

Game Capsules: Matchup Analysis for All the Week 4 Games

Romo and the Cowboys offense will struggle against Chicago's stingy D.

Game Capsules: Predictions for Week 3

Aaron Rodgers could be in for a big night as the Packers visit Seattle on Monday Night Football.

Flex Appeal: Flex Appeal

Sanchez vs. Phins is a solid option at QB2

Flex Appeal: Flex Appeal

Randall Cobb could have a big game on Thursday

Game Capsules: Week 2 Game Capsules

Peyton Manning leads the Broncos into Altanta on Monday Night Football.

Flex Appeal: Flex Appeal

This week's best options for your flex spots.

Game Capsules: Week One Game Capsules

RotoWire's extensive feature breaking down each game with predictions and more...

2012 Kansas City Chiefs Team Preview: Chiefs Look to Stay Healthy and Fulfill Potential

NFL Fantasy Mock: Our First NFL Fantasy Mock Draft of the Offseason

Where Do You Take The Likes of Peterson, Manning and Charles?

Flex Plays: Week 17 Picks To Click

Flex Plays: Players to Watch for Week 16

Reached your league's Super Bowl? Don't over-think it.

Flex Plays: Players to Watch in Week 15

Start Big Ben, despite the bum ankle and iffy matchup

Flex Plays: Players to Watch in Week 14

Miles Austin could be the Cowboys' WR to start this week.

Flex Plays: Players to Watch for Week 13

Rivers and Tolbert could have big days in Jacksonville

Flex Plays: Players to Watch in Week 12

Kevin Smith makes the leap from unsigned to must-start.

Flex Plays: Players to Watch in Week 11

Mike Shanahan may have a lead back. Maybe.

Flex Plays: Players to Watch in Week 10

Time for Chris Johnson to live up to that massive contract?

Flex Plays: Players to Watch for Week 9

Cedric Benson is back from a one-game suspension and faces one of the league's worst run defenses.

Flex Plays: Players to Watch for Week 8

Steelers could feature Mendenhall to keep the Pats offense off the field.

Flex Plays: Players to Watch in Week 7

Flacco could break out against a suspect Jags pass defense.

Flex Plays: Week 6 Players to Watch

Roethlisberger, Cutler could post big numbers this weekend...

Flex Plays: Players to Watch in Week 5

New Orleans' running game is primed for a big week vs. the Panthers

Flex Plays: Players to Watch in Week 4

Josh Freeman could break out against the suspect Colts D

Flex Plays: Players to Watch in Week 3

Ben Tate's a good play, even if Foster is active

Players to Watch in Week 2: Santana Moss, James Starks and Brandon Pettigrew

Lions should dominate a shaky KC defense

Players to Watch : Key Matchups for Week One

Look for the Jets to Air it Out Against Dallas

2011 Chiefs Team Preview: Can Chiefs Keep Improving on Both Sides of the Ball?