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8 Rookie Running Backs To Know For 2019

By Mike Braude

In 2019, the running back position has continued to become more replaceable than ever before for NFL teams. The “Running Backs Don’t Matter” movement has gained a lot of steam. Young running backs who previously struggled for playing time are now playing early and often. Last season rookie Saquon Barkley finished as the RB2 behind…

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Is Tyler Boyd the Best Value in Fantasy Football?

By Mike Braude

Perhaps it’s his first two disappointing seasons (or the Bengals propensity to disappoint), but whatever the reason Tyler Boyd is being dramatically undervalued in early fantasy football drafts. Here’s why he’s likely to outperform his current average draft position.

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2019 Offseason Headlines

By Mike Braude

This article is intended to update fantasy owners on what has transpired during the NFL free agency period. We’ve written about how we expect each player to be impacted by their new team.

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Creating A Running Back Age Model To Predict Busts

By Mike Braude

After writing The Peak Age for an NFL Running Back, I became intrigued with how age affects running backs and how predictable the drop-off is for them. In addition, I have recently become fascinated by data analysis programming languages, such as Python and R. The intersection of these two interests led to an attempt to create…

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The Peak Age For An NFL Tight End: 2019 Update

By Mike Braude

Using variables like player age can give us an advantage when attempting to predict the future of a player. With dynasty leagues growing in popularity, making the correct prediction for a player’s peak is important. Most players at the same position share similar career timelines. By examining the careers of tight ends, we can gain knowledge…

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The Peak Age For An NFL Running Back: 2019 Update

By Mike Braude

With dynasty fantasy football leagues becoming more popular, player age is an extremely important variable to determine value. When it comes to running backs, most players typically have a short shelf life. Reading this article will help you gain a more knowledgeable understanding as to when running back production will drop off.

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The Peak Age for an NFL Wide Receiver: 2019 Update

By Mike Braude

To predict player productivity, age is an extremely important variable. While there are outliers who can produce at impressively old ages, most players at the same position tend to have similar career arcs. A player’s age can help us make educated predictions as to whether the player will improve, stay steady or decline in the…

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Which Fantasy Football Players Were the Most Valuable in 2018?

By Mike Braude

To improve as a fantasy player, reflective analysis is an important aspect of the game. Hubris does us no good – only objective evaluation. Reviewing results from the previous season can help you learn positional value trends and help you learn about the fantasy landscape heading into 2019.

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Exciting Themes for 2019 Fantasy Drafts

By Mike Braude

It’s always important to remember your beliefs about players from the middle of the season. Once we’re drafting teams next year and there’s new training camp news, it’s easy to forget all of our current beliefs and follow the mainstream ideas.

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7 Preseason Risers

By Mike Braude

Preseason is always an exciting time. After a long offseason, we finally get to see our favorite athletes take the field – many for the first time in an NFL uniform. In this article, I’m going to mention some players that have looked impressive during the preseason thus far.

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