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Quarterback Career Years in 2017?
Quarterback Career Years in 2017?
PUBLISHED: Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:44 AM EDT
Last week I wrote about the Top 12 QBs in 2016 and whether or not they'd just had their career year. I also published three tables comparing the historical performance of QBs coming off career years in the following season compared to similar QBs (in age, fantasy rank, and rushing performance) did a...
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...
Terrelle Pryor's Floor & Ceiling in Washington
Terrelle Pryor's Floor & Ceiling in Washington
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 13, 2017 09:20 PM EDT
As far as historical standards go, Terrelle Pryor is a complete outlier. At 27-years-old, Pryor played his first full pro season as a wide receiver after playing quarterback for his entire career. It's safe to say it worked out. Pryor posted a 77/1007/4 season essentially as a 27-year-old rookie wid...
Brandin Cooks' Arrival/Departure Impact
Brandin Cooks' Arrival/Departure Impact
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 13, 2017 01:32 PM EDT
At this point, words truly don't do Bill Belichick's mastery and aggressiveness as general manager justice. Just six weeks removed from winning the Super Bowl in an epic comeback fashion, Belichick elected to pull a blockbuster trade that wasn't entirely unexpected, but still impressive. After a few...
Martellus Bennett Makes Perfect Sense with the Pack
Martellus Bennett Makes Perfect Sense with the Pack
PUBLISHED: Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:18 PM EST
After becoming an unsung hero in the Packers' 2016 playoff run, it was certainly a little bizarre that Green Bay was not keen on bringing Jared Cook back in 2017. It all makes sense now. Packers' GM Ted Thompson rose from his annual free agency slumber and inked veteran Martellus Bennett to a deal w...
Alshon Jeffery and the Rebuilt Eagle Offense
Alshon Jeffery and the Rebuilt Eagle Offense
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 10, 2017 08:48 PM EST
In 2016, the Eagles' fielded one of the most haphazard and misguided receiving corps in the entire NFL. That will change in 2017. On the "opening" day of free agency, the Eagles signed two new wideouts to the team: Alshon Jeffery (one-year, $14M deal) and Torrey Smith (three-year deal, worth up to $...
DeSean Jackson and Buccaneer Targets
DeSean Jackson and Buccaneer Targets
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 10, 2017 08:46 PM EST
Of all the moves to take place during this year's free agency period, no move better encapsulates a team knowing what they need than DeSean Jackson moving to Tampa Bay. As one of the most aggressive passers in the league, Jameis Winston will absolutely love throwing to Jackson. Per NFL Fantasy's Mat...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Non-Skill Positions
2017 Free Agency Preview: Non-Skill Positions
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:06 PM EST
Note: Free agency and salary data is from overthecap.com. Offensive Linemen T.J. Lang (GB, OG, 29) – You can make an excellent argument that Lang – and not Kevin Zeitler – is the best free agent OL on the market, but he’s two years older than the Cincy guard. And for what it’s worth, Lang has show...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Tight Ends
2017 Free Agency Preview: Tight Ends
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:05 PM EST
Note: Free agency and salary data is from overthecap.com. Unrestricted Free Agents Jacob Tamme (Atl, 31) – The Falcons’ tight end situation is actually going to be an intriguing secondary storyline to track this offseason. Both Tamme and Levine Toilolo are free agents while Austin Hooper will be a...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Wide Receivers
2017 Free Agency Preview: Wide Receivers
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:04 PM EST
Note: Free agency and salary data is from overthecap.com. Unrestricted Free Agents Michael Floyd (NE, 27) – Floyd was having a miserable contract season before he compounded matters by making a terrible life decision. Floyd earned his release from the Cardinals in December when he was arrest for d...
Which QBs Had Career Years in 2016?
Which QBs Had Career Years in 2016?
PUBLISHED: Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:04 AM EST
That's usually why I avoid QBs coming off career years. It's generally counter-intuitive to believe a player coming off a career year will be undesirable, like Gary Barnidge this year. But career years are called such for a reason: They're almost never duplicated. These are cases of something unusua...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Intro/Glossary
2017 Free Agency Preview: Intro/Glossary
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 02:12 PM EST
There weren't too many blockbuster signings at the skill positions last year, but it's a pretty good skill position class this year for free agency so we'll be closely watching to see which studs re-sign and which ones seek out a new home. After a three-day negotiating period for teams, the new leag...
Brandon Marshall to NYG Analysis
Brandon Marshall to NYG Analysis
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:31 AM EST
At nearly 33-years-old and coming off a low-flying year with the Jets, Brandon Marshall did not want to leave the Big Apple. He's getting his wish. The Giants' inked the veteran to a two-year, $12M dollar deal per various media reports. From a scheme standpoint, this is a really strong fit. New York...
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...
Yards Created: Dalvin Cook
Yards Created: Dalvin Cook
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 6, 2017 02:29 PM EST
Ideally, the NFL Combine should answer questions--not create them. At running back specifically, we should make special note of weight-adjusted 40-yard dash times and the three-cone agility drill. As you would expect, being fast and relatively agile is important for NFL success. That's not necessari...
Identifying a Quarterback's Career Year
Identifying a Quarterback's Career Year
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 3, 2017 01:08 PM EST
That's usually why I avoid QBs coming off career years. It's generally counter-intuitive to believe a player coming off a career year will be undesirable, like Gary Barnidge this year. But career years are called such for a reason: They're almost never duplicated. These are cases of something unusua...
Yards Created: Kareem Hunt
Yards Created: Kareem Hunt
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 03:13 PM EST
No matter the competition level, dominant players always turn heads. Kareem Hunt is no different. After missing two games due to a suspension and pulling a hamstring that strained his abilities in 2015, Hunt elected to return to college for one more year in 2016. It paid off. Hunt ripped the Mid-Ame...
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...
Buy-Low Keepers
Buy-Low Keepers
PUBLISHED: Friday, February 24, 2017 10:26 AM EST
I’m more convinced than ever that the key to success in fantasy football is to be ahead of the curve. There are a lot of ways in which one can be steps ahead of the competition in the fantasy game, but this time of the year, my focus is on keeper and dynasty leagues, since, well, there’s no season g...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Running Backs
2017 Free Agency Preview: Running Backs
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 05:30 PM EST
Note: Free agency and salary data is from overthecap.com. Unrestricted Free Agents Adrian Peterson (Min, 32) – On Feb. 28, the Vikings announced they will not be picking up Peterson’s massive $18 million option for 2017, which is not surprising given Peterson is coming off an injury-plagued year i...
Julius Thomas to Miami Breakdown
Julius Thomas to Miami Breakdown
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:06 AM EST
After two injury laden and disappointing years in Jacksonville with the always-enigmatic Blake Bortles, Julius Thomas is headed down Florida’s coast to South Beach. Per various media reports, Jacksonville traded Thomas for Miami’s 2017 seventh round pick. Oddly, after rumors swirled the two teams w...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Team Needs
2017 Free Agency Preview: Team Needs
PUBLISHED: Monday, February 20, 2017 02:40 PM EST
*Bold indicates teams with greatest needs Quarterbacks Starter *Bills, *Jets, *Redskins, *Browns, *Bears, Texans, Broncos, *49ers Backup *Giants, Ravens, *Steelers, Lions, Vikings, Colts, *Titans, *Falcons, Saints, *Buccaneers, *Chargers, *Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks No Need Dolphins, Patriots,...
Quarterback Career Length
Quarterback Career Length
PUBLISHED: Thursday, February 16, 2017 01:18 PM EST
Every so often, when working on a study, some other topic piques my interest. While working on QB Career Years, I got to wondering how long the careers of running QBs are vs. traditional dropback quarterbacks. So this is a quick look at that question. The first thing is to define terms and scope th...
Yards Created: Christian McCaffrey
Yards Created: Christian McCaffrey
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 09:41 AM EST
If you’re like me, you played a ton of video games all throughout your childhood. Sounds fun, right? I’m not a total dork—I promise. Seriously though, some of my best memories as a kid involve a game called Backyard Football on those old, clunky PC’s where the hard drive tower alone weighed in exce...
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...