Articles by Josh Fathollahi

Josh is an avid sports fan and fantasy player. A Bay Area native, he follows the Giants, 49ers, Warriors, and Sharks religiously. He plays fantasy baseball, football, and basketball. In his mind, baseball is his favorite of the fantasy sports, as he considers it a "marriage" while fantasy football is an "affair."

RotoWire/FanDuel Baseball Championship – 3rd Qualifier

Welcome to the third round of the RotoWire/FanDuel Baseball ChampionshipFor those of you just joining us, this is a running tournament with six qualifying rounds leading up to the Championship Round on June 27. Each qualifying week is represented by a standard $3 single-entry tournament (sign up using the link provided above) with $500 in cash prizes up for grabs each qualifying week. More importantly, your top three scores during the tournament will qualify on the leaderboard, and the top 25 overall scores will receive entry into the FREE Championship Round with even more cash prizes and RotoWire subscriptions up for grabs!

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You did not have to participate in the first two rounds to enter this week’s qualifier, so make sure to sign up here for a shot at this week’s prizes in addition to making your first (or second, or third) attempt at cracking the top 25 overall.

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RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship – Week 10

We have reached the final week of the RotoWire and FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship qualifying rounds. Man, time sure does fly. It feels like just yesterday that we were debating whether or not Kareem Hunt’s explosive start to the season was worth buying into. Well, I guess we are still pondering that following his recent slump, huh? Well, this is awkward….. Anyways! This is the last opportunity to get your hands on an entry into the $1,000+ Week 11 RWFC Championship Free Play! In case you’ve been living under a rock, here are the rules and how to get in on the action this week:

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RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship – Week 8

We have reached the midway point of the standard fantasy football season, but only three weeks remain in the RotoWire Fantasy Football Championship hosted by FanDuel. Some interesting storylines have developed this year, but none are as remarkable as the one that follows the Patriots single-handily breaking Matt Ryan’s soul; beginning with their incredible Super Bowl comeback last season and ending with last week’s near shutout on national TV that left Atlanta’s gun-shy quarterback with less of a fantasy impact than Josh McCown. I bring those two quarterbacks up because they face each other in Week 8, and while neither will show up in my value play section below, there is only one I would trust at this point. If you couldn’t tell, he is the one that costs $800 less than the other.

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RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship – Week 6

We have reached the midway point of the RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship, and now is when the action begins to heat up. Contestants have a solid sample size of games to evaluate this year’s talents, throwing all of our preseason beliefs out the window (raise your hand if you correctly predicted that Alex Smith would lead all fantasy quarterbacks through five weeks… put your hand down, liar). Even though we have a good idea of where players stand, there are still values to be had this Sunday. I will be going over a handful of assets that I will be targeting in Week 6 of the RWFC.

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RotoWire & FanDuel Football Championship – Week 3

Week 3 is an interesting point of the fantasy football campaign; we have received just enough of a sample size to begin forming new opinions on players and matchups, but we aren’t deep enough into the season to completely abandon last year’s evaluations. “Is Carson Wentz actually breaking out, or did he luck out from Eric Berry’s absence last week?” or “is Carolina’s D a must-avoid again, or did they simply benefit from facing the Bills and 49ers?” are questions that run through my — and many fantasy owners’ minds as we set our weekly lineups. The beauty of FanDuel is that you can build your lineup around players you feel strongly about that given week, avoiding the aforementioned tough decisions that sometimes come with yearly leagues. So let’s take a look at some players that I am personally targeting in this week’s RotoWire & FanDuel Football Championship.

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RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Baseball Championship – 3rd Qualifier

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already traversed an entire month of regular season baseball in 2017. It feels like only yesterday that we were praying for the excruciatingly-long spring training campaign to finally come to a close, while overthinking our draft boards and convincing ourselves that crazy strategies such as drafting more than three Padres hitters was a good idea (it wasn’t). The beauty of daily fantasy sports is that you can butcher your season-long drafts and still have fun competing against your peers with a new team every day. That’s where the RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Baseball Championship comes into play. The tournament is a bi-weekly competition that allows participants to compete for cash prizes while attempting to qualify for the championship contest, which will take place on June 28. Contest details and entry information can be found here, but the Cliffs Notes version is as follows: the average of your top three scores will appear on the leaderboard, and the top 25 will compete in the championship for an addition $2,000 in prizes along with goodies from your friends at RotoWire. With four qualifying rounds remaining, it is not too late to get in on the action.

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RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship – Week 6

It has been an exciting first half of the RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship. Many contestants have earned entries into the Week 11 Championship round, and even more have doubled up their cash through the first five weeks of the competition. Unlike my 49ers, you still have a chance to earn a spot in the postseason, and your first opportunity begins this Sunday with Week 6 of the NFL season.

If this is your first time hearing about FanDuel’s RWFC, here are the details and instructions on how to get in on the action:

  • 10-week competition hosted on FanDuel
  • $10 entry (max five entries each week)
  • Compete against other users and three FanDuel experts (Jeff Erickson, Derek VanRiper, Kevin Payne)
  • Finish above the experts, win an entry in the Week 11 Freeroll with over $5,000 in prizes and RotoWire subscriptions up for grabs
  • Each qualifying week acts as a double-up with the top 250 doubling up their cash
  • This is not a continuous competition, so you can enter every week, and you don’t have to have participated in last week’s contest to enter this week’s competition
  • There is no limit on the amount of entries you can win for the championship round, so start racking them up this week if you haven’t already
  • You can sign up for this week’s competition here
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