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Championship Round Kicker Recommendations
Championship Round Kicker Recommendations
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:59 AM EST
Kickers put the foot in football with an 11.9 FP average in the Divisional Round. That is so far off a normal week for kickers that it's hard to say much about a system predicated on kickers doing what kickers usually do. When a "Sit" kickers puts up 11 FP, and that group (of one) is tied for the lo...
Tuesday's Injury Roundup
Tuesday's Injury Roundup
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 04:45 PM EST
Note: Not all teams release injury or practice information prior to Wednesday, so be sure to check in with the Wednesday Injury Update and Thursday Injury Update for more up-to-date news concerning practice and injury. Falcon WR Julio Jones (toe) will be “ready to rock” for this weekend’s clash wit...
Championship Round History Report
Championship Round History Report
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 02:59 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers @ New England Patriots Good History Ben Roethlisberger (Pit) – Big Ben has faced NE 9 times in his career, the highest non-divisional total, and has owned the Pats with 19 TDs, 9 INTs and 23.6 FPG. He only tossed 1 TD last year against them but threw for 351 yards for 21.6 FP. ...
Conference Championship Round Stat-Pack
Conference Championship Round Stat-Pack
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 01:48 PM EST
It’s a special playoff version of Stat Pack! I will go team-by-team and breakdown three (five!) key statistics with a forward-looking view. The attempt here isn’t so much to provide atypical game recaps, but to provide rich context about the games that may not be obvious. Instead of writing the col...
Divisional Round Snap Report
Divisional Round Snap Report
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 09:45 AM EST
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones played 42 offensive snaps (58%). Because he hasn’t been 100% healthy, he hasn’t been playing as many snaps as earlier in the season, but still makes the most of every snap. WR Mohamed Sanu led all WRs with 49 offensive snaps (68%). He also caught his first postseason...
Divisional Round Kick Returners Preview
Divisional Round Kick Returners Preview
PUBLISHED: Friday, January 13, 2017 05:57 PM EST
R Player  Tm  Pos Vs.  2016 TDs PR Yds PR TDs KR Yds KR TDs Comments  1 Lucky Whitehead Dal WR GB 0 10 0 63 0 Whitehead had just one kick return for 21 yards against Green Bay in their first meeting back in Week 6. ...
Divisional Round Quarterback Previews
Divisional Round Quarterback Previews
PUBLISHED: Friday, January 13, 2017 12:21 PM EST
1. Tom Brady (NE vs. Hou, Sat. 8:15 p.m.) Last five weeks: 83/130 (63.8%), 1084 yards, 9 TDs, 1 INT, 3/4/0 rushing, 22.7 FPG While the Patriots couldn’t have asked for a better draw to open their playoff campaign – they are favored by 15, the second-largest spread in Divisional Round history – the...
Divisional Round Running Back Previews
Divisional Round Running Back Previews
PUBLISHED: Friday, January 13, 2017 12:19 PM EST
1. Le’Veon Bell (Pit, at KC, Sun. 1:05 p.m.) Last five weeks: 110/618/6 rushing, 14/122/1 receiving (19 targets), 32.5 FPG The Steelers have been a different team on the road this year, we know that. At home, they’re a juggernaut, and on the road, they’ve been an inconsistent mess that often plays...
Divisional Round Tight End Previews
Divisional Round Tight End Previews
PUBLISHED: Friday, January 13, 2017 12:16 PM EST
1. Jimmy Graham (Sea vs. Atl, Sat. 4:35 p.m.) Last five weeks: 11/191/1 receiving (20 targets), 7.3 FPG Even though Graham slowed down considerably over the last month of the regular season (8/154/1 receiving on 16 targets) and was held fairly quiet in the Wild Card round (3/37), he is in a possib...
Divisional Round Wide Receiver Previews
Divisional Round Wide Receiver Previews
PUBLISHED: Friday, January 13, 2017 12:16 PM EST
1. Antonio Brown (Pit, at KC, Sun. 1:05 p.m.) Last five weeks: 23/356/3 receiving (36 targets), 19.1 FPG Brown escalated things pretty quickly in the first quarter of their Wild Card showdown with the Dolphins, taking two shorts passes the distance from 50 and 62 yards. He finished with 5/124/2 re...
Thursday Injury Update
Thursday Injury Update
PUBLISHED: Thursday, January 12, 2017 04:18 PM EST
Chief RB Spencer Ware (ribs) practiced Wednesday after the team held him out of the regular season finale as a precaution. Cowboy LT Tyron Smith (knee) is expected to do more in Thursday’s practice, according to DallasCowboys.com. Falcon TE Austin Hooper (knee) practiced Wednesday and is fully exp...
Divisional Round Production Tracker
Divisional Round Production Tracker
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 02:29 PM EST
It is time to review the 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 heat ...
Divisional Round Kicker Recommendations
Divisional Round Kicker Recommendations
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:29 PM EST
Kickers averaged 7.5 FP in the Wild Card Round. The system had pretty mixed results, with the "Marginal Starts" only going 50-50. The best kickers of the week were "Neutrals" – all topped 7 FP and the two double digit results coming from this group: Start/Sit Decisions For Kickers in Week 18, ...
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...
Divisional Round Stat-Pack
Divisional Round Stat-Pack
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:59 PM EST
It’s a special playoff version of Stat Pack! I will go team-by-team and breakdown three (five!) key statistics with a forward-looking view. The attempt here isn’t so much to provide atypical game recaps, but to provide rich context about the games that may not be obvious. Instead of writing the co...
Divisional Round History Report
Divisional Round History Report
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:53 PM EST
Houston Texans @ New England Patriots Good History Tom Brady (NE) – He didn’t play in the Week 3 matchup against the Texans this year, but last year, threw for 226 yards, 2 TDs, and 0 INTs for 20.3 FP. He’s faced Houston 6 times in his career and is averaging 21.5 FPG against them. Lamar Mill...
Wild-Card Round Snap Report
Wild-Card Round Snap Report
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:49 PM EST
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson played in 16 offensive snaps (23%) before taking a shot to the ribs, knocking him out of the game. Continuing his roll, WR Davante Adams played 70 offensive snaps (99%). WR Randall Cobb did not play in Week 17 but came back in the Wild-Card game and played 55...
Divisional Round Injury Roundup
Divisional Round Injury Roundup
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:49 PM EST
Chief OLB Justin Houston (knee) is expected to practice Wednesday in prep for the Chiefs’ game against the Steelers, according to HC Andy Reid. Cowboy DE Demarcus Lawrence (back) is expected to play in the Divisional Round against the Packers, according to owner Jerry Jones. It’s possible Lawrence ...
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...
Wild-Card Round Player Previews: RBs
Wild-Card Round Player Previews: RBs
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:21 PM EST
  Published, 1/5/17   Wild-Card QBs | Wild-Card RBs | Wild-Card WRs | Wild-Card TEs   Note: Ranked by John Hansen’s projections as of Thursday morning.   Note: These player previews were published on Thursday afternoon. Based on late news, the write-ups and rankings for the following...
Wild-Card Round Player Previews: TEs
Wild-Card Round Player Previews: TEs
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:20 PM EST
  Published, 1/5/17   Wild-Card QBs | Wild-Card RBs | Wild-Card WRs | Wild-Card TEs   Note: Ranked by John Hansen’s projections as of Thursday morning.   Note: These player previews were published on Thursday afternoon. Based on late news, the write-ups and rankings for the following players...
Wild-Card Round Player Previews: WRs
Wild-Card Round Player Previews: WRs
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:20 PM EST
  Published, 1/5/17   Wild-Card QBs | Wild-Card RBs | Wild-Card WRs | Wild-Card TEs   Note: Ranked by John Hansen’s projections as of Thursday morning.   Note: These player previews were published on Thursday afternoon. Based on late news, the write-ups and rankings for the following players...
Wild-Card Round Player Previews: QBs
Wild-Card Round Player Previews: QBs
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:19 PM EST
  Published, 1/5/17   Wild-Card QBs | Wild-Card RBs | Wild-Card WRs | Wild-Card TEs   Note: Ranked by John Hansen’s projections as of Thursday morning.   Note: These player previews were published on Thursday afternoon. Based on late news, the write-ups and rankings for the following...
How Many Games Vegas Thinks Your Guy Will Play
How Many Games Vegas Thinks Your Guy Will Play
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:17 PM EST
Many fantasy football formats in the NFL playoffs ask you to pick a team before the postseason starts and then keep that team throughout the playoffs. An important factor in building your team is predicting how many games each team – and therefore its players – will get to play. The ideal player is ...
Wild-Card Round Kick Returners Preview
Wild-Card Round Kick Returners Preview
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:16 PM EST
          R Player Tm Pos Vs. 2016 TDs PR Yds PR TDs KR Yds KR TDs Comments 1 Jalen Richard [R] Oak RB at Hou ...