Category: NFL

Touches and Targets: Week 6 NFL Review

Each week throughout the season we take a deeper dive into the box score to look at the playing time, opportunities and detail behind the box score in an effort to try to provide you with actionable fantasy advice. To that end, you won’t hear much in this space about Julio Jones‘ 10 target week …

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Week 6 NFL Ranks

With a (despite the Chargers’ record) somewhat intriguing Thursday Night game on the docket our Week 6 NFL Ranks are here just in time to prime you for tonight’s game with a look ahead to the weekend. Stay tuned for updates through kickoff. 2016 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings …

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Touches and Targets: NFL Week 4 Review

Regular readers won’t need the introduction, but for the others… this weekly article takes a look at touches, targets and opportunities around the league in an effort to use that data to project future behavior. The final fantasy lines tell a part of the story, but there is a big difference in terms of stability …

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Week 4 NFL Ranks

Heading into week four you’ll note some significant changes as depth charts and available opportunities continue to be in flux throughout the league. Moreover, in our Week 3 Touches and Targets piece we noted a few defenses that have earned the label of must-avoid, or at least, downgrade through three weeks. Those are reflected in …

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Touches and Targets: NFL Week 3 Review

As much as weekly and cumulative usage starts to paint a picture at this point of the season, defensive matchups are equally important. Through three weeks, both sides of the equation are coming into focus. Everyone expected that they’d have to temper offensive expectations against Seattle, Carolina, Houston (even now without J.J. Watt) and Denver, …

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Week 3 NFL Ranks

With two weeks behind us the data points are starting to take on a little more meaning. It’s still not time to abandon any preconceived notions about players, but snap counts, touches, targets and usage through the first two games are starting to take on more meaning. With that in mind, those items have influenced …

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Touches and Targets: NFL Week 2 Review

Beyond just reviewing the box score, one of the most important ‘next steps’ for upping your fantasy game is understanding the data behind the raw numbers. You can take that analysis to the nth degree, if you’re hardcore, but at a minimum a wise gamer knows that there is a big difference between a 3 …

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Week 2 NFL Ranks

While it’s a small sample size and far too early to read into any perceived strengths or weaknesses across the league, some of our preseason thinking gained more support in Week 1. As such, our Week 2 NFL ranks take into account potential defenses to pick on in your matchups this week. Below the table, …

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Week 1 Fantasy Football Ranks

They’re posted a little later than we’d like here inside the locker room, but this is always a rough day job week… so… here they are on Friday AM after the Thursday nighter. Our Week 1 Fantasy Football Ranks are posted without much discussion, though the bullets below the post highlight some of the players …

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NFL 2016 Dynasty Draft Review: Finding Value in the Late Rounds

Early this week, I participated in my first dynasty draft of the year. Today, I’ll share the results with room for discussion, analysis and ridicule. Admittedly, it’s a bit of a challenge to understand draft strategy in a specific league context given that a multitude of roster; scoring; and personal settings factor in to each …

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