One of the biggest debates in dynasty leagues is, and has always been, how to appropriately weigh the age and experience of assets on a dynasty roster. Both sides of the coin have redeeming qualities and negatives, but there are some truths that ring true. There are a few bases (four in this piece!) that
Anyone can read an ADP list, even though most folks don’t use those correctly (How to Use ADP Properly). Nuance though, like as reading the draft room, is likely even more important than the same old list. That said, there’s still another way to use an ADP list to your advantage that was listed in
Sometimes, it’s good to keep things in perspective. As each year (and draft class) rolls along, there’s an ever growing database of prospects that builds. While it’s helpful to evaluate players class-to-class, another very important factor is taking a step back and seeing where these prospects land in the big picture. WR prospects like Anquan
In 2018, the two most-highly drafted RBs of the most recent drafts put up very different rushing yards per attempt. Saquon Barkley ran for 5.0 yards per attempt. Leonard Fournette only managed 3.3 YPA. Does either number tell us anything about their likely fantasy production in 2019? There is a lot of research to show
I recently published an article about Saquon Barkley, Leonard Fournette, and what their widely disparate yards per carry (5.0 and 3.3, respectively) might mean for their 2019 fantasy prospects. As often happens, this took me down a couple of other rat-holes – including how many RBs have been drafted in the first round since 1988.
Here we goooo! With the regular season just around the corner, most of us are in heavy draft mode. Some of us who play NFBC (and even many folks who play elsewhere – Fantrax, RT, ESPN, CBS, etc.) usually find out our draft spots well ahead of the actual draft. Whether you’re in a 10,
The majority of fantasy baseball leagues have thankfully joined modern times where picking up free agents is no longer a first-come, first-serve experience. For those who still employee this format, please consider running a league vote to switch to FAAB. No matter how you pronounce it, FAAB stands for Free Agent Acquisition Budget but the
This is the fourth in a series on fantasy defenses. I started with an overview of trends in defensive fantasy scoring , then week looked at whether a defense’s “base” alignment affected its fantasy scoring, and most recently, the impact of changing coordinators and alignments. Now I want to see if changing head coaches makes
A quick review of my methods: I’m studying from 2002 to the present and only looking at Tm Defensive (Tm D) fantasy scoring, NOT defense AND special teams (D/ST) scoring. Here’s the scoring system I’m using: Interceptions = 2 FP Fumble Recoveries by the Defense = 2 FP Sacks = 1 FP Safeties = 2
Questions were asked, and you responded. So, taking a bit of a break from Player Profiles for a brief moment, I thought I would speak to the answers that were crowdsourced on topics such as who is the #2 starting pitcher, the #2 rookie, the over under for homers for Machado and who is the
This is the third in a series on fantasy defenses. I started with an overview of trends in defensive fantasy scoring and last week looked at whether a defense’s “base” alignment affected its fantasy scoring. This week, I want to examine the impact on fantasy scoring of changing coaches and alignments. A quick review of
Who throws big innings? Does anyone any more? Ray Flowers will break down the declining numbers posted in the innings pitched category for starting pitchers. He will then discuss those hurlers that saw a large jump in their workload in 2018 by taking a look at innings pitched and pitches thrown. Lest you forget the
I wasn’t planning on writing this article this season. I thought that, after years of explaining why Overall Rankings lists are a waste of time, that people would stop asking for it. I was wrong. Since it’s still a question that I regularly receive, ‘Ray, where I can see the rankings but where is the
The snake draft is an art, not a science. Ray Flowers explains how to navigate the beast that is the snake draft in fantasy baseball!
This week, we look at whether a defense’s “base” alignment (“4-3” or “3-4”) affects its fantasy scoring… Picking up from last week’s article on fantasy defensive scoring, this week I want to look at whether a defense’s “base” alignment (“4-3” or “3-4”) affects its fantasy scoring. A quick primer on methods: I’m studying from 2002
This off-season, I want to look at fantasy scoring by Team Defenses. Some of the issues I want to look at are the impact on Tm D fantasy points of: changing head coaches and defensive coordinators; having a head coach with a defensive background; using a 4-3 vs. 3-4 base defense; and changing the base