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Adrian Peterson to New Orleans
Adrian Peterson to New Orleans
PUBLISHED: Friday, May 19, 2017 11:10 AM EDT
After a long and cold offseason, eventual Hall-of-Famer Adrian Peterson has a new home in New Orleans. Per various media reports, the Saints have inked 32-year-old Peterson to a two-year deal worth $7M total ($3.5M/year). Mark Ingram is due $3.7M in 2017. For only comparison's sake, new-Patriot Mike...
LeGarrette Blount to Philadelphia
LeGarrette Blount to Philadelphia
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 01:32 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Eagles have had one of the splashiest off-seasons in the NFL, surrounding young QB Carson Wentz with plenty of weaponry, after his promising rookie season went awry about midway through. Wentz dealt with arguably the NFL's worst receiving corps, and the suspension of star RT Lane Jo...
2017 Rookie Report: Running Backs
2017 Rookie Report: Running Backs
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:42 PM EDT
Note: The rookie player reports are organized by 2017 ranking, based on talent, opportunity, situation, and the latest news. Below all the reports, we have long-term dynasty rankings at each position. 1. Leonard Fournette, Jac School: LSU | Ht: 6'0" | Wt: 240 | 40: 4.51 | Year: 3Jr Drafted: 1st roun...
2017 Rookie Report: Tight Ends
2017 Rookie Report: Tight Ends
PUBLISHED: Monday, May 15, 2017 03:44 PM EDT
Note: The rookie player reports are organized by 2017 ranking, based on talent, opportunity, situation, and the latest news. Below all the reports, we have long-term dynasty rankings at each position. 1. David Njoku, Cle School: Miami | Ht: 6'4" | Wt: 246 | 40: 4.64 | Year: 3SO Drafted: 1st round, 2...
2017 Rookie Report: Wide Receivers
2017 Rookie Report: Wide Receivers
PUBLISHED: Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:18 PM EDT
Note: The rookie player reports are organized by 2017 ranking, based on talent, opportunity, situation, and the latest news. Below all the reports, we have long-term dynasty rankings at each position. 1. Corey Davis, Ten School: Western Michigan | Ht: 6'3" | Wt: 209 | 40: 4.48 | Year: 4SR Drafted: 1...
2017 Rookie Report: Quarterbacks
2017 Rookie Report: Quarterbacks
PUBLISHED: Thursday, May 4, 2017 01:21 PM EDT
Note: The rookie player reports are organized by 2017 ranking, based on talent, opportunity, situation, and the latest news. Below all the reports, we have long-term dynasty rankings at each position. 1. Deshaun Watson, Hou School: Clemson | Ht: 6'2" | Wt: 221 | 40: 4.66 | Year: 3Jr Drafted: 1st rou...
2017 Pre-Draft Rookie Report: Quarterbacks
2017 Pre-Draft Rookie Report: Quarterbacks
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 09:10 AM EDT
The NFL draft season is officially upon us, but we've been in serious information-gathering mode for months now. Our Joe Dolan and Tom Brolley watch tons of college football each fall, and they've studied plenty of tape - we've included plenty of links for you to watch these prospects too. But we al...
2017 Pre-Draft Rookie Report: Wide Receivers
2017 Pre-Draft Rookie Report: Wide Receivers
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 09:10 AM EDT
The NFL draft season is officially upon us, but we've been in serious information-gathering mode for months now. Our Joe Dolan and Tom Brolley watch tons of college football each fall, and they've studied plenty of tape - we've included plenty of links for you to watch these prospects too. But we al...
2017 Pre-Draft Rookie Report: Running Backs
2017 Pre-Draft Rookie Report: Running Backs
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 09:10 AM EDT
The NFL draft season is officially upon us, but we've been in serious information-gathering mode for months now. Our Joe Dolan and Tom Brolley watch tons of college football each fall, and they've studied plenty of tape - we've included plenty of links for you to watch these prospects too. But we al...
2017 Pre-Draft Rookie Report: Tight Ends
2017 Pre-Draft Rookie Report: Tight Ends
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 09:10 AM EDT
The NFL draft season is officially upon us, but we've been in serious information-gathering mode for months now. Our Joe Dolan and Tom Brolley watch tons of college football each fall, and they've studied plenty of tape - we've included plenty of links for you to watch these prospects too. But we al...
2016 Offensive Identities Summary: Part 2
2016 Offensive Identities Summary: Part 2
PUBLISHED: Friday, April 28, 2017 02:12 PM EDT
"It's still wise to understand a team's identity" - John Hansen, "2005's Lessons Learned"   Last week I looked at the running game aspects of the offensive identities across the league in 2016. This week, I'll address identity in the passing game. The first chart approaches that backwards: the perce...
Yards Created: 2017 Class Breakdown
Yards Created: 2017 Class Breakdown
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 03:10 PM EDT
If you have read Yards Created for the last year now, you know what the deal is. It's April. It's almost (real) draft time. And it's time to digest a fantastic running back class with a ton of data. However, if you are a new Yards Created reader - welcome! Please head here for a full overview of my ...
2016's Distance Scoring Analysis
2016's Distance Scoring Analysis
PUBLISHED: Monday, April 10, 2017 11:32 AM EDT
Whether your league awards bonuses for distance scoring or not, it's definitely worth noting which players score longer TDs. The NFL is all about making plays, and longer plays (of course) mean more points. On the flip side, some players who scored a lot of longer TDs could be due for a serious TD r...
2016's 300/100-Yard Bonus Analysis
2016's 300/100-Yard Bonus Analysis
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 27, 2017 11:29 AM EDT
Even if your league doesn't award bonuses for the 300-yard or 100-yard thresholds, the following article, which breaks down all the key skill players and accounts for how often they hit these marks in 2016, is a valuable one. It doesn't merely speak to a player's talent and ability to put up big yar...
Yards Created: Leonard Fournette
Yards Created: Leonard Fournette
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 07:04 PM EDT
After a long NFL regular season, it is officially time to switch gears and focus on the upcoming NFL Draft. With the offseason on the horizon, I am embarking on a lengthy, fun, and significant process called Yards Created. If you’re new or need a refresher on what Yards Created is all about, I’d hi...
The Stock Watch: NFL Combine Edition
The Stock Watch: NFL Combine Edition
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 6, 2017 04:18 PM EST
This 2017 NFL Draft hosts an exciting selection of skill position players for fantasy football enthusiasts, especially at the running back and tight end positions, though there are certainly some exciting options at quarterback and wide receiver as well. And unlike last year's NFL Combine in Indiana...
2017 NFL Combine Preview
2017 NFL Combine Preview
PUBLISHED: Monday, February 27, 2017 03:19 PM EST
Here we go again. The 2016 season ended earlier this month, but it's time for draft season to kick into full swing, starting with the NFL Combine in Indianapolis from Feb. 28 to Mar. 6. At the Combine, we narrow our focus down to the skill-position players. This is a fantasy site, and while we publi...
2017 Coaching Changes
2017 Coaching Changes
PUBLISHED: Monday, February 13, 2017 05:40 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons Head Coach: Dan Quinn (holdover) Offensive Coordinator: Steve Sarkisian Defensive Coordinator: Marquand Manuel About Sarkisian: The Falcons are really rolling the dice with their hire of Sarkisian, who is certainly well regarded in coaching circles but comes with some major bagga...
2016's Lessons Learned
2016's Lessons Learned
PUBLISHED: Monday, February 6, 2017 05:42 PM EST
“This game’s over.” That was my tweet at 7:44 PM EST Super Bowl Sunday as the Falcons pulled out to a 21-0 lead. I’m not that naïve/stupid enough to truly believe the game was 100% over, but that was my way of saying the Pats were in big, big trouble. And when the Falcons scored another TD in the ...
Welcome to the NEW FantasyGuru!
Welcome to the NEW FantasyGuru!
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 01:33 AM EST
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 11:47 PM 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 10, 2017 10:52 PM 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: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:51 PM 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: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:49 PM EST
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: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:49 PM EST
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%. ...

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