Tag Archive | football draft prep

2017 Running Back Rankings

2017 Running Back Rankings

This week we continue our fantasy football rankings rundown with a look at the Running Back position. Join Andy Germani, Tommy Landseadel, Joe Mica, Dan Marcus and Neil Schnurbach as they help you prepare for your rapidly approaching football drafts. All of our rankings assume standard scoring: 6 points for TDs 1 point for 10 […]

2017 Quarterback Rankings

2017 Quarterback Rankings

Over the next 6 weeks, the Fantasy Assembly’s greatest fantasy football minds will be coming together to produce our 2017 consolidated rankings. Join Andy Germani, Tommy Landseadel, Joe Mica, Dan Marcus and Neil Schnurbach as they help you prepare for your rapidly approaching football drafts. All of our rankings assume standard scoring: 6 points for […]

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 […]

Early Season ADP: Quarterback

Early Season ADP: Quarterback

It’s never too early to start fantasy football prep. Even though the NFL draft is still two weeks away, there are already things that can be taken from early draft ADP. Today I’ll discuss three quarterbacks at their current ADP, one of which is overvalued and two that are undervalued. Ben Roethlisberger: Steelers (Overvalued) Ben […]

The NFL Rookie Salad Bar

The NFL Rookie Salad Bar

I have been known to avoid rookies. Over time, I came to be labeled a rookie hater. I’m not completely against rookies – Honest. The attention I give to them might be likened to a buffet table. I do thoroughly enjoy a hearty salad filled with an assortment of raw vegetables, cheese and egg, topped […]

Beauty is in the O-Line of the Beholder

Beauty is in the O-Line of the Beholder

As fantasy owners, we realize that generally the success of an individual player may hinge on several factors. Either directly or indirectly, it may include his teammates, his coaches, the schedule/opponent and even his offensive line. But even the most stellar of statistics can be met with controversy. Take the Chicago Picasso sculpture at Daley […]