Preseason Football

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 […]

5 Ways to Ruin your Fantasy Football Draft

5 Ways to Ruin your Fantasy Football Draft

“You just never know.” This is a quote in the preface of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook. This handbook, published in 1999, describes step-by-step instructions for surviving such disastrous situations as wrestling free from an alligator (p. 57), performing a tracheotomy (p. 88), or landing a plane (p. 114). The NFL draft is complete. It […]

Early Season ADP: Tight End

Early Season ADP: Tight End

The tight end position is something akin to catchers in fantasy baseball. It creates a dilemma of whether to reach and lose overall draft value to lock in consistent fantasy production or lock in talent at other positions and hope to hit on a breakout later in the draft. Just like I did with the […]

2017 NFL Draft: Winners and Losers

2017 NFL Draft: Winners and Losers

Now that the draft is complete the 2017 NFL season has officially gotten underway. There are a lot of takes floating around right now about which rookies will be fantasy relevant, but the impact of the draft on NFL veterans is relatively lacking attention. That said, here are some of the winners and losers among […]

2017 NFL Draft

2017 NFL Draft

With the NLF draft now behind us, let’s take a look at the offensive weapons and what type of impact we can expect in 2017 and beyond. Quarterback None of them should be drafted in your typical redraft leagues. At this moment in time probably not even two quarterback formats. I really don’t like any […]

Early Season ADP: Wide Receiver

Early Season ADP: Wide Receiver

We’re back for more early looks at ADP for the 2017 fantasy football season. Over the past few weeks We have look at the Quarterback and Running Back positions. Below are players who currently stand out as both overvalued and undervalued at Wide Receiver. Tyreek Hill: Kansas City Chiefs (Overvalued) Tyreek Hill set the NFL […]

Passing Distribution Chart

Passing Distribution Chart

A common misconception among fantasy owners is many may believe that certain NFL teams, as a whole, will improve and therefore will generate more touches for everyone. Looking at NFL offenses from the last 3 seasons, the number of offensive plays called by all 32 teams from 2014 through 2016 averaged 61.8 plays per game. […]

Early Season ADP: Running Back

Early Season ADP: Running Back

I’m back to follow-up on last week’s overrated and underrated players. In this article, we’ll shift over to the running back position. This is one of the most divisive positions in the fantasy game, but no matter when you want to draft running backs, the focus should be workload and ensuring any back you draft […]