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Have Faith In Hilton

By Asher Molk

Many fantasy owners, including myself, thought 2015 would be another beautiful step in the Andrew Luck-TY Hilton passing game love affair. With increasing yardage totals every year of his career culminating in a fantastic 82-1,345-7 line in 2014, a WR1 finish was seemingly a tease of what 2015 was to come. But Hilton failed to…

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2016 Post-Hype Values: Running Backs

By Asher Molk

Although many fantasy football owners like me want to fancy themselves as “objective”, we are simply human – emotion plays into our decision making more than we’d like to admit. This is admittedly a mistake, but opportunity arises from these errors. For the uninformed, post-hype sleepers are players who came into the previous season with lots…

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Don’t Let Le’Veon Bell’s 2015 Fool You: He’s 2016’s Top RB

By Mike Braude

This year I’ve seen drafters bypass Le’Veon Bell for Todd Gurley or Ezekiel Elliot too frequently, and I’m here to talk you out of that. Not only is Le’Veon Bell 2016’s top running back, he’s also in play for 2016’s top overall player regardless of position.

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Five Rookie Running Backs That You Should Know for 2016 – Part 2

By Mike Braude

In a two-part series, I will mention 10 rookie running backs who are likely to make an impact in 2016. I’ve used RotoViz’s Similar Prospects App to find comparable players. Here is a look at Part 1 of the series.

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Is Golden Tate Undervalued?

By Asher Molk

Even after being in the league for six seasons, some people still ask: How good is Golden Tate? It’s honestly a fair question. We haven’t had a full season of Tate being featured as the number one option in a pass heavy offense. He never saw 100 targets in Seattle, and was usually playing second…

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Five Rookie Running Backs That You Should Know for 2016 – Part 1

By Mike Braude

Rookie running backs frequently have an impact both in the NFL and fantasy leagues: Adrian Peterson, Doug Martin, and most recently Todd Gurley just to name a few. It’s common knowledge for fantasy owners that running backs are frequently injured, and this leads to increased opportunities for backups. An example of this is David Johnson last…

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Wide Receiver Touchdown Variance and Regression

By Asher Molk

Ahhh, touchdowns. The most exciting play in football and also to your fantasy teams. Whatever fantasy football league you play, touchdowns count (including some that ONLY count touchdowns). Since they are one of the universal stats in fantasy football, predicting them becomes vital to your drafting and overall fantasy success. Although it is far from…

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Five Rookie Wide Receivers To Keep An Eye On In 2016

By Mike Braude

In fantasy football wide receivers have a history of struggling in their first season, but some rookies have had an immediate impact. For instance, Amari Cooper’s rookie campaign in 2015 and Odell Beckham Jr.’s league winning performance in 2014. Identifying which ones are set up for success and which ones to avoid is key to maximizing…

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You’re Losing Value By Drafting Kelvin Benjamin

By Asher Molk

Kelvin Benjamin enjoyed a breakout rookie year, finishing as a top-15 wide receiver in 2014. Until he tore his ACL before the season last year, he was often being drafted in the 3rd round of redraft leagues. Curiously, he is still going in the third round of drafts here in 2016 according to MFL10 ADP. I’m here…

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A Close Look at 2015 Yards Per Target

By Mike Braude

One of the best ways to determine the efficiency of a wide receiver is by looking at their yards per target average. Using this data, we can see where targets are possibly being wasted, and who quarterbacks should be targeting more frequently. In conjunction with total targets, this is a great way to distinguish players from…

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