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The Peak Age for an NFL Tight End

By Mike Braude

In the days of dynasty leagues’ immense popularity, knowing when to part with an asset is extremely important. The most important variable when it comes to predicting production is age.

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Which Inefficient Rookie Wide Receivers Can Become WR1s?

By Dalton Kates

In Part 1 of this article, we explore some success stories of wideouts who were inefficient as rookies but turned out to be fantasy studs. What actionable information can we glean from that to forecast current young pass-catchers? Let’s take a look.

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Creating A Running Back Age Model To Predict Busts in 2020

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 decline is. Data analysis programming languages, like Python and R, are very helpful when studying historical seasons. Let’s see how successful a predictive model using running back age and PPR scoring can be.

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When Do Inefficient Rookie Wide Receivers Become WR1s?

By Dalton Kates

In my previous article, we found that inefficient rookie wide receivers typically share a number of characteristics. Those include volume, draft capital, efficiency, and weight. I’m also under the impression that they break out later than the typical receiver. Let’s find out when inefficient rookie wide receivers generally become WR1s, which is defined as a…

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NFL Free Agents 2020: Quarterbacks, Part 2

By Asher Molk

This offseason, we have a nearly unprecedented number of starters at the quarterback position hitting free agency – and surprisingly few teams in complete desperate need of one. This promises that the class of ‘NFL free agents 2020’ is going to be very dramatic and compelling. Not including the teams who have free-agent starters, only…

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The Peak Age For An NFL Running Back

By Mike Braude

With dynasty fantasy football leagues continuing to grow in popularity, player age is an extremely important variable to analyze in order to succeed in fantasy football. When it comes to running backs, most players generally are not enjoying long careers with long stints as a top-performing back. Reading this article will help you gain a better…

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Can Inefficient Rookie Wide Receivers Become Stars?

By Dalton Kates

With a stud prospect like N’Keal Harry struggling as a rookie, I began to wonder how often we see inefficient rookie wide receivers become WR1s. After researching how successful efficient rookie receivers have been, I wanted to test the other side of the spectrum and see how inefficient rookie receivers fared in the future.

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The Peak Age For An NFL Wide Receiver

By Mike Braude

In fantasy football leagues, we’re constantly attempting to predict the beginning of each player’s success and decline. One of the most important variables, in terms of predictive value, is age. While there are outliers who can produce late in their careers, most players at the same position tend to have similar career arcs. In this…

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How to Spot Underweight Studs: Part 3

By Dalton Kates

After Part 1 and Part 2 of the rookie yards per target (YPT) study, we can see how important rookie seasons are for determining future NFL success.

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NFL Free Agents 2020: Quarterbacks, Part 1

By Asher Molk

This offseason, we have a nearly unprecedented number of starters at the quarterback position hitting free agency – and surprisingly few teams in complete desperate need of one. This promises that the class of ‘NFL free agents 2020’ is going to be very dramatic and compelling. Not including the teams who have free-agent starters only…

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