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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...
Week 6 Running Back Previews
Week 6 Running Back Previews
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 07:51 AM 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 6 Players to Trade/Trade for
Week 6 Players to Trade/Trade for
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 07:51 AM EDT
The purpose of this column is to help readers take advantage of perceived and anticipated player values for trading. What we try to do here is isolate players whose values are currently down but could go up, and vice versa. What we are not trying to do is advise you to trade or trade for these playe...
The Stock Watch: Week 6
The Stock Watch: Week 6
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 07:51 AM EDT
Upgrades Recent news and/or performance has made us more optimistic about these particular players for fantasy purposes. Quarterbacks Tom Brady (NE) – So Tom Brady didn’t miss a beat coming off his four-game suspension. He made the Browns defense look like JV defense in Week 5, carving them up fo...
Inside the Boxscore: Week 5
Inside the Boxscore: Week 5
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 07:51 AM EDT
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers Final Score: ARI - 33 | SF - 21 Targets/Carries/Red-Zone Info: Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald had 8 targets and 6 receptions for 81 yards, and 2 TDs. He also had 2 deep balls. His long was 29 yards. Yds/Tgt: 10.1, Catch Rate: 75%. RB David Johnson...
Week 6 Quarterback Previews
Week 6 Quarterback Previews
PUBLISHED: Sunday, October 16, 2016 10:02 AM 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 6 Wide Receiver Preivews
Week 6 Wide Receiver Preivews
PUBLISHED: Sunday, October 16, 2016 10:01 AM 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 6 Tight End Previews
Week 6 Tight End Previews
PUBLISHED: Sunday, October 16, 2016 10:00 AM 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 6 Trending Topics
Week 6 Trending Topics
PUBLISHED: Sunday, October 16, 2016 09:57 AM 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...
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...
Friday Practice Reports
Friday Practice Reports
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 14, 2016 10:03 PM EDT
Friday – Final update: 5:30 p.m. Quarterback Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (concussion) is practicing in full and will return vs. the Jets. Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion-questionable) went full again and should play in New Orleans. Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (right thumb-doub...
Week 5 IDP Snap Report
Week 5 IDP Snap Report
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 14, 2016 09:52 PM EDT
In an effort to streamline more usable info from an exhaustive snap chart and deliver it in a way that’s easier to help with difficult lineup decisions, the IDP Snap Report is focusing more attention on important usage shifts, and spending less time reporting the obvious. (ex. Luke Kuechly plays lot...
Thursday Practice Reports
Thursday Practice Reports
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 14, 2016 09:45 PM EDT
Thursday – Final update: 8:10 p.m. Quarterback Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (concussion) is practicing in full and will return vs. the Jets. Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) was upgraded to full and should play in New Orleans. Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (right thumb) isn’t pra...
2016 Offensive ID: Mornhingweg/Ravens
2016 Offensive ID: Mornhingweg/Ravens
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 14, 2016 08:59 PM EDT
If you’re interested in this article, first please read my take on the offensive identities of all the teams in 2015. That will explain some of the stats in this article, which I will not explain here. You can also refer to the preseason article on the Ravens. Going into Week 6 and another offensiv...
Week 6 Staff Picks
Week 6 Staff Picks
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 14, 2016 08:35 PM EDT
  Week 6 John Hansen (Defending Champ) Ben Kukainis Joe Dolan Tom Brolley Graham Barfield Paul Kelly Consensus   Last Week Last Week Last Week Last Wee...
Week 5 Snap Report
Week 5 Snap Report
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 14, 2016 08:33 PM EDT
Every week I’ll take a look deep inside the snap report to find some interesting statistical information that could shed some light on how certain players are performing. I’ll try to identify the most efficient and least efficient players in the league from a fantasy perspective and use the data to ...
Wednesday Practice Reports
Wednesday Practice Reports
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 14, 2016 08:27 PM EDT
Wednesday – Final update: 8:20 p.m. Quarterback Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) was limited. They expect him to play in New Orleans. Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (right thumb) isn’t practicing and is set to miss another game with QB Brian Hoyer starting vs. Jacksonville. Cleveland Br...
Week 6 Production Tracker
Week 6 Production Tracker
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 14, 2016 08:25 PM EDT
It is time to review Week 5’s defensive points allowed data. In addition to traditional points allowed metrics, this weekly piece features various data points by position. Not only do our readers get access to more data that allows for a full view of what defenses allow, the data is presented as a ...
Week 6 Kick Returners Preview
Week 6 Kick Returners Preview
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 14, 2016 08:21 PM EDT
R Player Tm Pos Vs. 2016 TDs PR Yds PR TDs KR Yds KR TDs Comments 1 Quan Bray Ind WR at Hou 0 ...
Week 6 Kick Returners Preview
Week 6 Kick Returners Preview
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 14, 2016 08:12 PM EDT
Kickers averaged 8.2 FP, so it was a pretty good week for them overall.  The system had an okay week.  "Starts" scored well, although not as highly as the "Marginal Starts," and the former's W-L record was below the "two-thirds right" goal.  "Neutrals" scored pretty well as a group and several had d...
Week 6 History Report
Week 6 History Report
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 14, 2016 08:08 PM EDT
It’s always a good idea to take a look back at recent player performances against their upcoming opponent. Things change fast in today’s NFL. Players change teams and coaches and coordinators come and go so we usually only look back 1-2 years unless there is a really noteworthy trend. Know your hist...
Week 5 Tackle Report
Week 5 Tackle Report
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 14, 2016 08:04 PM EDT
Home Crew Tackle Chart Here’s a breakdown of how each team’s stat crew compares in tackles recorded, solos vs. assists, and Total Tackle Value (weighting a solo tackle as 1 and an assist as 0.5). I’m going to use an average of the tackles and TTV, so that the teams who have played more home games d...
Week 5 Stat-Pack
Week 5 Stat-Pack
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 14, 2016 08:02 PM EDT
In the weekly “Stat Pack”, I will go team-by-team and breakdown three key statistics that helps explain the week that was. The attempt here isn’t so much to provide atypical game recaps, but instead to provide rich context about the games that may not be obvious. Here is the Week 5 Stat Pack. Enjoy...
Keeper/Dynasty Watch: Week 6
Keeper/Dynasty Watch: Week 6
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 04:54 PM 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...