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Week 1 Tackle Report
Week 1 Tackle Report
PUBLISHED: Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:25 AM EDT
This season I’m introducing a new weekly look at tackles recorded by each stadium. I’ll be charting trends in how home stat crews compare in terms of tackle value, as well providing some insight as to how we can use these figures to our advantage to make tough start/sit and waiver wire decisions.  ...
Numbers Theory: Chargers Offense Without Keenan Allen
Numbers Theory: Chargers Offense Without Keenan Allen
PUBLISHED: Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:21 AM EDT
Once 2016 is said and done, Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen will have played just seven full games in two seasons. Last year, a lacerated kidney on a freak play in the back of the end zone ended his season. This year, more randomness derailed Allen’s season. A non-contact ACL-tear suffered in th...
IDP Waiver Wire: Week 2
IDP Waiver Wire: Week 2
PUBLISHED: Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:17 AM EDT
I know. How on Earth are we already mining the waiver wire for IDPs? Week One can be brutal, particularly since coaches don’t show their cards in the preseason, and often roles and usage aren’t clear until we already have a game in the books. Plus, there’s that whole injury thing. So here we are. Bu...
Keeper/Dynasty Watch: Week 2
Keeper/Dynasty Watch: Week 2
PUBLISHED: Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:12 AM EDT
The purpose of this article is to draw some extra attention to some very deep players who are interesting for one reason or another, positive or negative. While some young players are viable Waiver Wire pickups, this article focuses more on those players who aren’t yet worth owning in redraft league...
Week 2 Staff Picks
Week 2 Staff Picks
PUBLISHED: Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:57 AM EDT
  Week 2 John Hansen (Defending Champ) Ben Kukainis Joe Dolan Tom Brolley Graham Barfield Paul Kelly Consensus   Last Week Last Week Last Week Last Wee...
Week 2 Practice Reports: Friday
Week 2 Practice Reports: Friday
PUBLISHED: Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:53 AM EDT
Final update: 6:05 p.m. Quarterback Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back-out) isn’t practicing and will miss another game with QB Dak Prescott starting in Washington. Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder) was upgraded back up to full and will play in Denver. Seattle Seahawks QB Russell...
Week 2 Practice Reports: Thursday
Week 2 Practice Reports: Thursday
PUBLISHED: Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:52 AM EDT
Final update: 8:45 p.m. Quarterback Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) isn’t practicing and will miss another game with QB Dak Prescott starting in Washington. Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder) was added as limited. He should be OK to play in Denver. Seattle Seahawks QB Russell ...
Tuesday's News and Notes
Tuesday's News and Notes
PUBLISHED: Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:47 AM EDT
American Football Conference Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta operated as the team’s clear-cut starting option in Week One. Per the Baltimore Sun, Pitta dominated snaps at the position with TEs Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams getting only 39 combined in relation to his 56. Pitta returned to act...
Week 2 History Report
Week 2 History Report
PUBLISHED: Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:44 AM EDT
Good History   Quarterbacks Drew Brees (NO @ NYG) – It was a fantasy bonanza for Drew Brees owners the last time he faced the Giants. Brees completed a ridiculous 40 of 50 passes against them in Week Eight of last season good for 511 yards and 4 TDs (53.7 FP) in what was one of the best quarterba...
Week 1 Production Tracker
Week 1 Production Tracker
PUBLISHED: Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:36 AM EDT
The season is still anew, but it is time to review Week 1’s defensive points allowed data. You may notice that this column is different from year’s past. In addition to traditional points allowed metrics, this weekly piece features various data points by position. Not only do our readers get access...
Week 1 Snap Report
Week 1 Snap Report
PUBLISHED: Friday, September 16, 2016 06:27 PM EDT
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson played 58 of 61 snaps (95%). Any fears of a limited workload due to the presence of Chris Johnson were put to rest in this game. DJ is their bell cow. RB Andre Ellington played only 9 snaps (15%) and was a non-factor touching the ball only twice. RB Chris Johnso...
Mastering the Matchups: Week 2
Mastering the Matchups: Week 2
PUBLISHED: Friday, September 16, 2016 06:03 PM 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 2 Trending Topics
Week 2 Trending Topics
PUBLISHED: Friday, September 16, 2016 03:00 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 2 Tight End Previews
Week 2 Tight End Previews
PUBLISHED: Friday, September 16, 2016 02:49 PM EDT
Note: Ranked by John Hansen’s projections as of Friday morning. Note: These player previews were published on Friday afternoon. Based on late news, the write-ups and rankings for the following players could change dramatically. Make sure you look for our Sunday morning updates and practice report u...
Week 2 Running Back Previews
Week 2 Running Back Previews
PUBLISHED: Friday, September 16, 2016 02:35 PM EDT
Note: Ranked by John Hansen’s projections as of Friday morning. Note: These player previews were published on Friday afternoon. Based on late news, the write-ups and rankings for the following players could change dramatically. Make sure you look for our Sunday morning updates and practice report u...
Week 2 Quarterback Previews
Week 2 Quarterback Previews
PUBLISHED: Friday, September 16, 2016 02:28 PM EDT
Note: Ranked by John Hansen’s projections as of Friday morning. Note: These player previews were published on Friday afternoon. Based on late news, the write-ups and rankings for the following players could change dramatically. Make sure you look for our Sunday morning updates and practice report u...
2016 TD Vultures
2016 TD Vultures
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 8, 2016 02:00 PM EDT
Whether you’re in a TD-only league or not, finding the endzone is obviously a key to success in fantasy football, fickle as TDs can be. So while we started putting out this preseason article to appease the TD-only dinosaurs out there (how you guys doing, by the way?), the fact is it’s a worthwhile e...
Wednesday Practice Reports
Wednesday Practice Reports
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 09:28 PM EDT
Final update: 8:05 p.m. ET Quarterback Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) isn’t practicing and won’t play for several weeks. QB Dak Prescott will make his NFL debut in a good matchup vs. the Giants. Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) was limited in practice. He will be good to go for a ...
Week 1 Thursday Night IDP Preview
Week 1 Thursday Night IDP Preview
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 09:19 PM EDT
Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos   Overview FOOTBALL IS BACK. OK, I just needed to get that off my chest. The 2016 season begins in Denver, CO as the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos host NFL’s Runner Up, the Carolina Panthers. Cam Newton has stated that this isn’t a rematch, just...
Rookie Report: Tight Ends
Rookie Report: Tight Ends
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 04:50 PM EDT
Note: The rookie player reports are organized by updated 2016 rankings, based on talent, opportunity, situation, and the latest news from training camp and preseason action. Below all the reports, we have long-term dynasty rankings at each position. 1. Tyler Higbee, LA School: Western Kentucky | H...
Rookie Report: Wide Receivers
Rookie Report: Wide Receivers
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 04:46 PM EDT
Note: The rookie player reports are organized by updated 2016 rankings, based on talent, opportunity, situation, and the latest news from training camp and preseason action. Below all the reports, we have long-term dynasty rankings at each position. 1. Sterling Shepard, NYG School: Oklahoma| Ht: 5...
Rookie Report: Running Backs
Rookie Report: Running Backs
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 04:37 PM EDT
Note: The rookie player reports are organized by updated 2016 rankings, based on talent, opportunity, situation, and the latest news from training camp and preseason action. Below all the reports, we have long-term dynasty rankings at each position. 1. Ezekiel Elliott, Dal School: Ohio State | Ht:...
Rookie Report: Quarterbacks
Rookie Report: Quarterbacks
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 04:29 PM EDT
Note: The rookie player reports are organized by updated 2016 rankings, based on talent, opportunity, situation, and the latest news from training camp and preseason action. Below all the reports, we have long-term dynasty rankings at each position. 1. Dak Prescott, Dal School: Mississippi State |...
Tuesday's News and Notes
Tuesday's News and Notes
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 04:08 PM EDT
American Football Conference Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett got a two-year, $6 million deal to rejoin the team on Tuesday, CBSSports.com reports. Forsett, after becoming a final cut, is fully expected to step right back into the role as the lead of their RBBC with Terrance West and Buck Allen s...
Preseason IDP Stock Watch
Preseason IDP Stock Watch
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 03:22 PM EDT
The Preseason IDP Stock Watch report will be updated regularly with all the latest news and notes relevant to IDP leagues. Whether it’s an injury or a coach’s comment about playing time or role, we’ll try to help you sort out what it all means for your drafts. This Stock Watch will continue througho...