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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: Friday, October 21, 2016 08:08 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: Friday, October 21, 2016 07:52 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: Sunday, October 16, 2016 09:57 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: Sunday, October 9, 2016 08:03 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 08:50 PM 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 08:25 PM 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 09:15 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: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 04:10 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 12:12 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 11:03 PM 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...
D/ST Streaming: Week 3
D/ST Streaming: Week 3
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:32 PM 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. Here are the three lower-ow...
Week 2 Snap Report
Week 2 Snap Report
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:31 PM EDT
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson played 41 of 66 snaps (62%) in Week 2 after logging 95% of the snaps in Week 1. The Cardinals are smart to lighten his load a little bit and we’re likely to see his snap counts decrease in when the Cardinals are way ahead. RB Andre Ellington played only 6 of 66 s...
Week 3 History Report
Week 3 History Report
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:19 PM EDT
Good History   Quarterbacks Jay Cutler (Chi @ Dal) – We’ll see about his injury but Cutler had a big voluminous day the last time he faced the Cowboys back in 2014. He completed 32 of 46 passes for 341 yards with 2 passing TDs and 1 rushing TD (32 FP). Eli Manning (NYG vs. Was) – Manning has bee...
2016's Values and Players to Target
2016's Values and Players to Target
PUBLISHED: Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:02 PM EDT
Another NFL season is upon us, and it’s time to once again isolate our favorite picks from among roughly the top-200 players in the 2016 player pool. We’ve been trying lately to be more judicious with our picks, so we have fewer of them than in years past. Previously, we’d list more no-brainers tha...
2016's Overvalued and Players to Avoid
2016's Overvalued and Players to Avoid
PUBLISHED: Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:02 PM EDT
Almost as important as selecting the right players for fantasy is not selecting the wrong ones. While acknowledging that basically every player in fantasy is worth drafting at a certain point, the major reason our Values and Players to Target list is far bigger than this one, each year with this ar...
Good Vibes/Bad Vibes
Good Vibes/Bad Vibes
PUBLISHED: Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:02 PM EDT
I started doing this article about ten years ago as kind of informal look at the “vibes” I was getting for all 32 teams after following them closely and watching all of their exhibition games. Over the years, though, it’s really grown in popularity because it’s been a strong indicator of things to c...
Mr. Relevant
Mr. Relevant
PUBLISHED: Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:01 PM EDT
We play fantasy football to win, so when it comes to the last few picks of your draft, your focus should always be on upside potential. That’s why, eight years ago, we started publishing this article, which covers the best upside options we see available at least 150 picks into a typical draft.  At...