Power Running Back Olympics
In the world of PPR, backs who don’t catch passes are often overlooked. They have to earn their fantasy points the hard way, 10 yards at a time with the occasional touchdown. I’ve decided to look at three popular power backs with passing-game roles ranging from unknown to decidedly nonexistent.
Finding Middle Round WR Value
With the common strategy of drafting running backs early, owners are forced to draft wide receivers in the middle rounds. Using current average draft position (ADP) from Fantasy Football Calculator, I’m going to show you some of the middle round wide receivers that I like to target:
Rushing Touchdowns: On Sale Now!
In PPR leagues, receptions are king. Wide receivers are going earlier than ever in drafts: according to ADP, the WR to RB ratio in the first two rounds is 10:11. And with good reason: wideouts catch the most passes, are more consistent, and have a longer shelf life than running backs. Most importantly, they are much…
Projecting Range of Outcomes: Low End WR1s
As draft season approaches, a plethora of debates will ensue over whether Player X is a value at his current ADP. By exploring a range of outcomes, rather than a median projection, we can decide how likely it is for players to meet or exceed their draft position, and quantify ceilings and floors for any…
Marshawn Lynch Is Overvalued In PPR Leagues
After last season, I used my Points Above Average formula to find out who were the most valuable players last season. While Lynch was being selected with the 10th overall pick, he returned the 15th most value.
Projecting Range of Outcomes: Antonio Brown
As draft season approaches, fantasy football owners will be inundated with player projections and rankings. Median projections are an excellent tool for organizing players into tiers (you can find Mike Braude‘s for free here), but when applying projections to actual drafts, owners should be taking it a step further. A player is a draft day…
Draft Him, Not Him Part I
Every fantasy draft, I look at the later-round selections and ask myself “Why? Why would you take someone you KNOW will do nothing over an unknown who has an outside shot of helping you win a championship?”. Now, when those players are against me, I quite enjoy it. Give me all the upside fliers. But…
What Do Jay Cutler’s Starts Tell Us?
When looking at the 2013 Chicago Bears, several things stand out. There was a big difference in who was targeted depending on whether Jay Cutler or Josh McCown was starting.
100+ Catches and 10+ TDs: What It Takes, What It Means
Ahh, the majestic 100+ reception and the 10+ touchdown season- numbers sought after by every wide receiver in the NFL and fantasy football owner in North America. Just one extra digit seems to make things look a whole lot better, doesn’t it? After pondering what it took to rush for 20 touchdowns in a season,…
Rob Gronkowski: The Big Difference Maker
I’ve heard it discussed by some of the brightest minds in Fantasy Football that Rob Gronkowski is perhaps the most valuable player in fantasy when healthy. Since it’s 2014, you’ll likely have people saying, “No way man, Jimmy Graham is better.” Maybe he was last year, but if you dig deeper – one can see…