Category Archives: Fantasy Football Studies

The Peak Age for an NFL Wide Receiver

By Mike Braude - @BraudeM
New York Giants' Odell Beckham (13) runs away from Philadelphia Eagles' Mychal Kendricks (95) and Vinny Curry (75) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Feb
13
2017

Wide receivers continue to be a polarizing topic in fantasy leagues: 2016 proved to be the height of Zero RB discussion. Regardless of whether you believe in the strategy, wide receivers are a critical ingredient to fantasy leagues. In this article, we’re going to examine the ages of wide receivers during their “peak” seasons and ultimately decide what age wide receivers are at their best. Read More »

Learning From 2016’s Breakout Players

By Mike Braude - @BraudeM
davante-adams
Jan
5
2017

In competitive fantasy football leagues like Apex’s, identifying breakout players is a crucial element to winning. This is the reason that August is dedicated to pumping out “sleeper” and “upside” articles – if you can find the player who was valued as a 14th round pick but performed as a 2nd round pick, you will have added significant value to your team. Here are a few of the players who broke out in 2016:

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Regular Season Recap: Apex Expert Writers League

By Mike Braude - @BraudeM
mike-evans
Dec
6
2016

It’s always important to reflect on competitive fantasy leagues to refine your strategy. Few leagues are as competitive as the Apex Expert Writers League, where some of the biggest names in fantasy football battle it out. With starting lineups of three wide receivers and a flex and PPR scoring, the draft was extremely wide receiver heavy. Let’s examine how the regular season was won. Read More »

Most and Least Valuable Picks of the First 4 Weeks

By Mike Braude - @BraudeM
Oct
8
2016

Although there is a lot made of different drafting strategies, fantasy football comes down to selecting the right players. While injuries determine the fates of a lot players, some players underperform and consistently leave a hole in your lineup. Through four weeks, I am going to discuss the best and worst fantasy picks of the season. Read More »

The Former Star Wide Receiver That Is Being Ignored

By Mike Braude - @BraudeM
mike-wallace
Sep
1
2016

It doesn’t take more than a little recency bias for fantasy owners to turn on a player. Stuck on a team that threw the least in the NFL last season, Mike Wallace disappointed fantasy owners. Read More »

The Undervalued Pass-Catching Running Backs

By Mike Braude - @BraudeM
darren-sproles
Aug
29
2016

When drafting wide receivers early, it’s important to draft serviceable running backs who can score enough fantasy points to hold down the fort for your dominant wide receivers. The most frequently undervalued running backs are those who catch passes. Here are three pass-catching running backs that I believe are undervalued. Read More »

Six Late Round Wide Receiver Value Picks

By Mike Braude - @BraudeM
bruce-ellington
Aug
22
2016

With wide receivers being drafted earlier than ever, it’s important to find late round picks who can help your team. Here are some late round wide receivers who can help your fantasy team. Read More »

This Week’s RB News and Developments

By Asher Molk - @AsherMolk
cmike
Aug
19
2016

In the ever-changing landscape of fantasy football, it is always important to keep track of every update and development in order to gain an advantage over your league-mates. Preseason news is not something to accept as absolute certainty, but it can help sharpen the focus of your draft board. Let’s take a look at this week’s developments:

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2016’s Breakout Wide Receiver: Stefon Diggs

By Mike Braude - @BraudeM
stefon-diggs
Aug
17
2016

Predicting wide receiver breakouts has become an essential part of winning fantasy football championships. Last year it was Allen Robinson who broke out and won fantasy leagues, this year I believe it will be Stefon Diggs. Read More »

Three Things We Learned From Preseason Week One

By Asher Molk - @AsherMolk
dhenry
Aug
15
2016

Preseason is not something to be given too much weight, but there are conclusions that can be drawn from it – especially in terms of game-tape and playing time. Let’s see what our first dose of football had in store for us.

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