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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: 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?