Projection filtering

We have a new tool that we have been slowly rolling out this month that I think will help make the site more useful to users and should also help subscribers find information they’re looking for quicker.

I’ve been working on adding special tags to players for the 2013 season, and these tags make it possible now to filter our projections to just show players who fit certain criteria or categories. For example, if you’re looking to see which running backs have good schedules for the fantasy playoff weeks (13-16), you can filter the projection to show only those who we think do. In the preseason, it’s harder to come up with viable categories, but we’ve settled for now on the following:

Good schedule – For the whole season
Bad schedule – For the whole season
Good schedule weeks 13-16
Bad schedule weeks 13-16
Undervalued
Overvalued

New this year in our projections, you can filter them to show players who fit certain criteria, and you do so using this drop-down menu

Obviously, readers need to know that just because we flag a player as having a bad schedule it doesn’t mean they’re not draft-worthy. We’re just trying to find ways to give readers the ability to get some [...]

Room for panic in New England

Given the shocking developments this week with Aaron Hernandez, it is time to panic when it comes to Tom Brady and fantasy football in 2013. We certainly don’t know what Rob Gronkowski’s timetable for the season will be, but with his recovery period likely to extend right to Week One, it’s very fair to guess that the Pats won’t have Gronk for at least a couple of weeks, and it might take a month for them to get the old Gronk back even if he’s in the mix to play as early as Week Two.

We all know Brady’s an all-time great, but this is getting ridiculous. Brady has now lost 243/2991/15 receiving from last year, and their key joker TE, who is very difficult to replace. And that’s not including Gronk or Danny Woodhead, who accounted for a very solid 40/446/3 in the passing game last year.

Brady is great at making the players around him better, but what concerns me most is the youth they have at receiver, particularly rookie Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce. Back in the day Brady was able to put up good numbers throwing to guys like Troy Brown, David Givens, Reche Caldwell, and others. But [...]

Sleeper alert: Bilal Powell

After closely studying the initial ADPs this year for the ADP article we posted on Friday and seeing how fantasy owners are scarfing up RBs like it’s going out of style, one of my main missions this year is to find some RBs who have a chance to be impactful but aren’t getting any love, and I have one in AFC East.

With veteran Mike Goodson having an ugly off-season that includes a May 17 arrest in New Jersey on drug and weapons charges, which could result in prison time, and a new paternity suit being filed this week (and he has others), it’s time to start talking about a potential sleeper RB for the Jets: Bilal Powell.

Goodson is still on the roster and has the speed they need in their backfield, but between his off-field issues and injury history, he’s very hard to count on. They obviously brought former Saint Chris Ivory in to be their lead back, and Ivory does run very hard and has good explosiveness for power back. But he’s also dealt with a multitude of injuries, despite never coming close to carrying the load for a rushing attack.

Bilal Powell was a solid goal line back [...]

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