Football Draft Prep

Dynasty Off-Season Step 1: Bowl Game Scouting

Dynasty Off-Season Step 1: Bowl Game Scouting

As the NFL regular season and fantasy leagues begin to wind down, we can begin to turn our attention to the busy months ahead. Just because there aren’t any fantasy matchups to set our lineups for during the offseason doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep working to improve our rosters. A successful offseason can turn a […]

Training Camp News Heading Into Week 1

Training Camp News Heading Into Week 1

Football is here again and we are now in the prime of fantasy draft season. While rankings can be found left and right, it is often unclear whether those rankings take into account recent news around the league. Here are the two biggest pieces of news I paid attention to over the past week along […]

The Reason Behind NFL Players’ Anthem Sit-Downs

The Reason Behind NFL Players’ Anthem Sit-Downs

Things are starting to flare up in the NFL, not because of its games or the team’s standings, but because of its players’ sentiments. Yes, the nationalistic ideologies of players are among the hottest things that rocked the sporting world in the days past. And the situation just aggravated as more and more NFL players […]

Training Camp News Worth Paying Attention To

Training Camp News Worth Paying Attention To

At this point in training camp, there is news constantly flooding Twitter, Rotoworld, and other sports news platforms. Though some of that is certainly valuable, it’s difficult to sort through important news and noise. That said, this article will discuss three noteworthy reports over the past week with analysis as to how that news affects […]

Fantasy Football Misconceptions

Fantasy Football Misconceptions

There are so many things that come out this time of the year from fantasy analysts. What we sometimes fail to remember is that there are also casual players that don’t understand things. It happens. I have been there. I knew about football, but it took me a while to really understand how to budget […]

Your Fantasy Football Guide To Tearing It All Down and Rebuilding

Your Fantasy Football Guide To Tearing It All Down and Rebuilding

Two weeks ago, I wrote my first article for Fantasy Assembly talking about trade targets for rebuilding and contending teams. However, I didn’t delve into what exactly a rebuilding team looked like compared to a contending team. Today, I will explain the difference between the two and outline what to do if you’re team does […]

New Way of Calculating Strength of Schedule for 2017

New Way of Calculating Strength of Schedule for 2017

Both NFL and Fantasy experts can be critical of the typical strength of schedule (SOS) rankings that are calculated each season because it measures teams based on last year’s win-loss records. Proponents of the SOS counter that it may at least put a spotlight on certain skill players who may have to face tougher defenses. […]

You’re Drafting the Wrong Sleeper

You’re Drafting the Wrong Sleeper

Every draft season there are players who are “sleepers” that every single expert in the industry touts. By the beginning of the season, these players go from “sleepers” to overvalued due to all the hype they have received. This article will cover two different pairs of teammates, one of which is being drafted with a […]

Running Back Touchdown Regression

Running Back Touchdown Regression

Touchdowns are king in fantasy football. A player’s entire fantasy outlook any given week can change with a trip (or two) to the end zone and go from a major disappointment to a week winning performance. Given that, it’s worth looking at players who will likely regress both positively and negatively. In this article, I […]

Dynasty Targets for Contenders and Rebuilders

Dynasty Targets for Contenders and Rebuilders

One of my favorite aspects of fantasy football has always been trading. Nothing beats tinkering with the details of a deal until you get it just right and both parties can walk away satisfied. But trading in fantasy football – and dynasty in particular – isn’t just a fun part of the game. Trading is […]

Kyle Rudolph is the mid-round tight end to target

Kyle Rudolph is the mid-round tight end to target

The tight end position is similar to that of quarterback in that there are only a few elite options who clearly separate themselves from the rest of the position. After that, however, the position becomes a jumbled mess where it becomes difficult to separate one player from another. Of that pack at the tight end […]

Two Deep Sleepers at Running Back

Two Deep Sleepers at Running Back

Sleeper and breakout columns are common topics at this point of the summer in the lead-up to fantasy football season, yet it seems that the same names are recycled on every site. This season, common favorites include Ty Montgomery (who has seen his ADP skyrocket from the 10th to 5th round since January) and Tevin […]

Michael Thomas is worth the hype

Michael Thomas is worth the hype

Michael Thomas recorded an especially impressive rookie season which saw him finish as the eighth-ranked wide receiver in points per game in standard scoring leagues, and seventh in PPR leagues. That has his ADP at around 16th overall and seventh at wide receiver heading into the 2017 season. Investing that high of a pick in […]

Jordy Nelson is a first round pick

Jordy Nelson is a first round pick

Jordy Nelson scored the most fantasy points among all receivers last season, and finished second to only Antonio Brown in fantasy points per game. He isn’t being drafted that way this season, and rightfully so, for two main reasons: his age, and fear of regression in both efficiency and volume. However, just how far his […]

Is Fantasy Football a Game of Skill, or just Dumb Luck?

Is Fantasy Football a Game of Skill, or just Dumb Luck?

Forrest Gump. In the movie, he went to college on a football scholarship; had the distinction of meeting 3 acting presidents; owned a multi-million dollar shrimp company; and married the girl of his dreams. Yet all of these events happened purely by coincidence. Serendipity. Happy accidents. Blind chance. Dumb luck. Maybe you know of a […]

Evaluating Potential First Round Wide Receivers

Evaluating Potential First Round Wide Receivers

Now that there has been time for all the offseason moves and draft news to be digested, it is a reasonable time to start looking at ADP. Running backs and wide receivers, as usual, dominate the first round. It is inevitable that some players just don’t belong at their current ADP, so I will take […]

Taking a Deep Dive on Allen Robinson and DeAndre Hopkins

Taking a Deep Dive on Allen Robinson and DeAndre Hopkins

DeAndre Hopkins and Allen Robinson were routinely drafted as first round picks heading into 2016, but both finished the season outside the top 25 at the position in nearly all scoring formats. Thus, they earned the title of being a 2016 Bust. This has caused their price to come down moderately this season, but as […]

The 2017 Fantasy Football All Dud Team

The 2017 Fantasy Football All Dud Team

One definition of a dud is “a person or thing  that proves ineffectual or a failure.” Of course, fantasy owners are hoping for an explosion of fantasy points from key players. Generally speaking the higher the player is drafted, then the more that is expected of them. With this hierarchy of value in mind, may […]

2017 Bounce Back Candidates: Quarterback

2017 Bounce Back Candidates: Quarterback

The quarterback position features a number of players who can be counted on year after year to provide elite numbers. Their names are well-known and include Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, and Andrew Luck. Otherwise, most quarterbacks experience some seasons that are better for fantasy production than others. Both Cam Newton and Eli Manning […]

2017 Bounce Back Candidates: Running Back

2017 Bounce Back Candidates: Running Back

The running back position bounced back as a whole in 2016 compared to the overall performance in 2015. That doesn’t mean that some running backs did not disappoint, however, and that provides the fantasy community with some bounce-back candidates heading into 2017. Thomas Rawls: Seattle Seahawks Thomas Rawls was a trendy name during draft season […]