If you have not noticed already, we uploaded our initial batch of 2014 projections, so feel free to check them out at your leisure. In 2013, due to popular demand, we switched our default scoring system to PPR, but you can create a custom non-PPR scoring system in about 5 seconds here and simply toggle to your Non-PPR projections whenever you’d like to see non-PPR projections.
Our projections are so much more than the actual yardage/TD numbers for all the skill players, so if you’re a new subscriber or need a refresher, here’s an overview of everything you can get out of viewing our projections.
Custom Cheat Sheet – Whenever we update our projections, it also updates our custom cheat sheet tool, so you can right now print out a 1-page cheat sheet customized to your scoring system (assuming you set one up in MyGuru). There are a ton of options, but keep in mind we also produce in the preseason generic cheat sheets for both positional rankings and top-200 overall for both PPR and Non-PPR. The custom cheat sheet does generate a top-200 for your scoring system, but it goes 100% by projected points, making it QB-heavy at the top. That’s [...]
I am not sure if it is a function of the two extra weeks afforded to us this year with the draft being pushed back on the calendar, but I feel like I have a better handle on things this year at this early stage. I have a lot of thoughts about drafting this year, and I do believe I’ve been influenced by the myriad statistical analysis articles we’ve posted this year (over 20 separate articles already in 2014).
I’ll obviously get to my thoughts out there as we move forward, but there are two things I’m focusing on more than usual this year, and they are:
The schedule – I’ve never studied it more than I have this year. It’s true that we just don’t know how each defense will perform this year, but do we know anything for certain when handicapping the NFL? Not really. We do know some teams will be particularly strong or weak against the run or the pass, and that’s something to hang your hat on. There is more depth than ever at the skill positions, so I believe an advantage can be gained this year by paying more attention to the schedule and the matchups. [...]
I have been working on a massive Post Free Agency Stock Watch, which is aimed at putting all the activity into perspective and conveying to readers how free agency has changed the fantasy landscape for 2014.
I use the word “massive” a lot because it describes most of the articles we do. I really want to continue to try to scale back our word counts because I know it’s usually too much. But on the other hand I insist on covering all the angles I think are important. So it’s a constant battle. For example, the writeup I did today on Montee ball, who is the top RB upgrade on my list.
I don’t think there’s any repetition in this entry, but it is very long, possibly “massive.”
I’m curious as to your thoughts on a writeup like this. Is it too long? I feel it has enough stats to back our endorsement of Ball, but are there too many? Or not enough? If you’re inclined, give me your thoughts below or on twitter (@Fantasy_Guru).
Note: This is actually not yet proofed or edited by anyone but me.
Montee Ball (Den) – The RB position is a young man’s game, yet when you play with [...]
I have been a little behind lately spending more time on more important things, and I missed two weeks ago also due to the holiday, but here are raw notes showing all if not most of Week 14’s “Just missed it” plays.
If you’re looking for perfect grammar and punctuation, don’t read this.
WR Mike Brown drops a TD pass on opening drive of game.
Maurice Jones-Drew loses balance on potential TD pass in red zone, goes down at 1-yard line. Lewis finishes drive off on next play.
Cecil Shorts nearly catches a TD pass but is rewarded on the next play anyway.
Chad Henne missed Shorts on a deep ball for a potential long score.
Troy Polamalu dropped a potential pick-six on the opening drive. He did score later in the game.
Antonio Brown barely stepped out of bounds on the final play of the game to take away the potential game-winning TD. And it would have counted.
Chief defensive TD taken off the board by replay on Robert Griffin III fumble call.
Deep ball to Tiquan Underwood for potential touchdown just tipped away by a Buccaneer defender.
Vincent Jackson had a touchdown taken off the board by replay, ruled that his foot stepped out of bounds on catch.
Here is another batch of just missed it type plays from Week 11. These are raw notes, so they were not edited for quality control.
Brandon Pettigrew lets one of his fingertips for a potential TD over the middle, continues to have suspect hands
Heath Miller dropped one in end zone going to ground
Bell tackled inside the 1-yard line on pass from Big Ben
Big Ben just overthrows David Paulson for a potential fifth passing TD down near goal line
Matt Ryan just misses Harry Douglas on pass in end zone late in blowout
Ryan Tannehill underthrows Mike Wallace for what should have been 51-yard TD
Brian Hartline fumbled at GL, but wiped out by penalty
TD from Philip Rivers to Antonio Gates TD negated by illegal forward pass
1st-and-Goal from 3, Andre Brown runs down to half-yard line…Brandon Jacobs cleans up the TD
Colin Kaepernick to Jon Baldwin for 11-yard TD, Baldwin couldn’t hang on going to ground
Kaepernick picked off, should have been a pick 6, but fumbled out of end zone
Pierre Thomas tackled at the 1 on nice run, Jed Collins cleans it up
CK to Davis for 11-yard TD, Davis can’t hang on
Jimmy Graham catches passes at 1, but gets stood up
Drew Brees to Kenny Stills in [...]