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Welcome to the NEW FantasyGuru!
Welcome to the NEW FantasyGuru!
PUBLISHED: Sunday, October 9, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
FantasyGuru.com Subscribers! The time is finally here! As I mentioned in the video you'll see below, I really appreciate everyone’s patience as we’ve hit a lot of snags on the rollout of our new site. We’re now in month ELEVEN of development, so it’s taken a lot longer than expected (which is typic...
Inside the Boxscore: Wild-Card Round
Inside the Boxscore: Wild-Card Round
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:00 AM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers WR DeMarcus Ayers had 2 targets and 2 receptions for 21 yards, and 0 TDs. He also had 4 deep balls. Yds/Tgt: 10.5, Catch Rate: 100.0%. WR Eli Rogers had 1 target and 1 reception for 19 yards. Yds/Tgt: 19.0, Catch Rate: 100.0%. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey had 1 target and 1 receptio...
2016 Playoff Draft Review
2016 Playoff Draft Review
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:00 AM EST
  Published, 1/3/17   As our staff does every year, we prepared for our playoff content by participating in a staff playoff draft, for which John Hansen has pledged to throw some peanuts to the winner (so everyone was motivated). This is a total points league for the playoffs in which your en...
Playoff League Ideas
Playoff League Ideas
PUBLISHED: Monday, January 2, 2017 12:00 AM EST
  Updated, 1/2/17    Hopefully your fantasy playoffs ended a couple of weeks ago, unless you fell subject to the brutal twists and turns and crazy inactive lists Week Seventeen gave the fantasy world this year. But January is always a bittersweet time for owners who dedicate so much of their ...
The Waiver Wire
The Waiver Wire
PUBLISHED: Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
Top Week Six Pickups This list is presented to give a quick look at the top players who emerged as WW options based on recent developments. There are other players listed below who are viable, if not excellent options, but not exactly based on what has recently transpired. We’ll update this list ...
Inside the Boxscore: Week 6
Inside the Boxscore: Week 6
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 08:04 AM EDT
Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers Final Score: DEN - 13 | SD - 21 Targets/Carries/Red-Zone Info: Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas had 10 targets and 5 receptions for 35 yards. He also had 1 deep ball. He had 3 red zone targets, including 2 goal line targets. Yds/Tgt: 3.5, Catch Rate: 50%. ...
Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 7
Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 7
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 08:22 AM EDT
The Stock Watch Upgrades Recent news and/or performance has made us more optimistic about these particular players for fantasy purposes. David Johnson (RB, Ari) – What else do you need to say? The Cardinal offense hasn’t been good at all this year, but DJ is just matchup and gameflow-proof. DJ po...
2016 Handcuffs
2016 Handcuffs
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 8, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
The reality is that “handcuffing” your stud RBs is less important than ever, since the pecking order and the roles in most backfields are murkier than ever. These days, it’s rare to find one single player, like DeAngelo Williams, who’s behind a starter and would be poised to handle a large workload ...
Game Day
Game Day
PUBLISHED: Sunday, October 16, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
CHECK HERE FOR OUR GAME-TIME INJURY UPDATES AND PRE-GAME NOTES STARTING AROUND 11:45AM ET HERE. Sunday Situations: Week 6 Teams with byes: Minnesota, Tampa Bay Here are the players we'll be watching today. We'll be posting inactives starting between 11:45 am and 12 pm ET.   Early Games San Fra...
Mastering the Matchups: Week 6
Mastering the Matchups: Week 6
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 14, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
Greg Cosell is one of the most respected NFL analysts in the country, and he’s been a contributor/consultant with Fantasy Guru for about 10 years. When it comes to analyzing matchups and personnel, Greg is the best. No one watches more film than he does thanks to his gigs at NFL Films and as the Sen...
Mastering the Matchups: Week 5
Mastering the Matchups: Week 5
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
Greg Cosell is one of the most respected NFL analysts in the country, and he’s been a contributor/consultant with Fantasy Guru for about 10 years. When it comes to analyzing matchups and personnel, Greg is the best. No one watches more film than he does thanks to his gigs at NFL Films and as the Sen...
Week 5 History Report
Week 5 History Report
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 08:57 PM EDT
Good History Quarterbacks Matthew Stafford (Det vs. Phi) – Stafford played maybe the best game of his career against the Eagles last season. He completed 27 of 38 attempts (71%) for 337 yards and 5 TDs with 0 turnovers (38.2 FP). Cam Newton (Car vs. TB) – It’s been a fantasy bonanza for Cam in hi...
D/ST Streaming: Week 5
D/ST Streaming: Week 5
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
In most leagues, only about 12-14 D/ST’s are on rosters leaving owners with a palatable amount of options if they are in need of a defense. Streaming your defense based on opponent strength and expected game script can give fantasy owners untapped upside on their roster. (Author’s Note: This column...
Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 4
Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 4
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 08:28 PM EDT
The Stock Watch Upgrades Kyle Rudolph (TE, Min) – Rudolph has always been a player who tantalized with his potential, but ultimately frustrated because of injuries, mistakes, or simply a lack of involvement in the offense. Well, apparently all he needed to reach that potential was Sam Bradford. Ag...
Inside the Boxscore: Week 4
Inside the Boxscore: Week 4
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals Final Score: MIA - 7 | CIN - 22 Targets/Carries/Red-Zone Info: Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry had 10 targets and 7 receptions for 61 yards. His long was 24 yards. Yds/Tgt: 6.1, Catch Rate: 70%. WR DeVante Parker had 3 targets and 2 receptions for 20 yards. ...
Week 4 Trending Topics
Week 4 Trending Topics
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 1, 2016 05:09 PM EDT
We field thousands of questions each week on Twitter, and we try our damndest to answer them all – just don’t ask lineup questions Tuesday morning or 1 minute before kickoff. Every week in this spot, I’ll highlight a few of the questions that we’ve seen a little more than usual. As always, feel free...
Week 3 Snap Report
Week 3 Snap Report
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 AM EDT
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has played more than 95% of the snaps in two of Arizona’s three games. He’s on the field in all game situations except when they are way ahead and they want to run out the clock with Chris Johnson. He’s played more snaps than any RB in the league so far. RB Andre...
D/ST Streaming: Week 4
D/ST Streaming: Week 4
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:19 AM EDT
1. Washington Redskins vs. Cleveland Browns Fantasy owners need to complete the following flow-chart every week: "Who is playing the Browns this week? Oh, this week it's the Redskins? They're on the streaming list." Washington's defense has been a bit of disappointment so far -- they have allowed t...
Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 3
Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 3
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 1, 2016 09:56 AM EDT
The Stock Watch Upgrades Coby Fleener (TE, NO) – Of course you had to feel this was coming. Fleener was being dropped in fantasy leagues left and right, and justifiably so, after tallying just 3 catches on 12 targets in New Orleans’ first two games of the year. Well, the Saints made a concerted ef...
Inside the Boxscore: Week 3
Inside the Boxscore: Week 3
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 1, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
Houston Texans at New England Patriots Final Score: HOU - 0 | NE - 27 Targets/Carries/Red-Zone Info: Houston Texans TE Ryan Griffin had 10 targets and 8 receptions for 52 yards. He also had 1 deep ball. Yds/Tgt: 5.2, Catch Rate: 80%. WR DeAndre Hopkins had 8 targets and 4 receptions for 56 yard...
Week 3 Trending Topics
Week 3 Trending Topics
PUBLISHED: Friday, September 23, 2016 12:10 PM EDT
We field thousands of questions each week on Twitter, and we try our damndest to answer them all – just don’t ask lineup questions Tuesday morning or 1 minute before kickoff. Every week in this spot, I’ll highlight a few of the questions that we’ve seen a little more than usual. As always, feel free...
Week 3 Kicker Recommendations
Week 3 Kicker Recommendations
PUBLISHED: Friday, September 23, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
Kickers averaged 8.2 FP, a little above 2015's 7.8 FP.  This is not surprising as kicker scoring drops as the weather gets bad.  So far, we're still in the good weather part of the season.  The system has no excuse – it had a fairly bad week.  "starts" managed a poor W-L record and low average FP.  ...
Inside the Boxscore: Week 2
Inside the Boxscore: Week 2
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills Final Score: NYJ - 37 | BUF - 31 Targets/Carries/Red-Zone Info: New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall had 9 targets and 6 receptions for 101 yards. He also had 4 deep balls. His long was 37 yards. Yds/Tgt: 11.2, Catch Rate: 66.7%. WR Eric Decker had 8 targets and 6 re...
Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 2
Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 2
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:39 PM EDT
The Stock Watch Upgrades Jordan Matthews (WR, Phi) – Matthews’ big night in Chicago – 6 catches for 71 yards on 9 targets – could have been much bigger if he hauled in a near-perfect throw from Carson Wentz at the end of the first half, which would have resulted in a long TD and made Wentz’s impre...