Tag "#FantasyFootball"

Going Back in Time to Plan for the Future

The regular NFL season is here and so is the fantasy season. It’s time to set your lineup but who should you start? As we get deeper into the season it gets easier to find the trends. How are the snap counts looking, which defense is more susceptible to the running back than another? Since that data isn’t available to us for a few weeks we have to fire up the flux capacitor, get our 1.21 gigawatts, travel back in time, and look to last season.

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Bold Predictions from The Scorecrow

Every year we go into the football season with hopes and dreams for our teams. Whether they are realistic or not, every team starts the season 0-0. Here are some bold predictions from our NFL and Fantasy Football writers. Many of these are longshots. Some are attainable in the right circumstances. They are all bold. Let’s see if they come true.

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2018 Fantasy Football: Week 1 Rankings

Every week fantasy owners have tough decisions to make. Whether it is who to start in their flex spot or if they should start a less quality player against a weaker defense. I will be giving my fantasy followers my solo rankings based on PPR scoring. If you have more specific questions regarding fantasy football, my rankings or need help with your team, ask me on twitter and as always happy hunting fantasy friends.

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The Quest for a Title Starts Now: Waiver Wire Pickups Prior to Week 1

You hear it all the time, “You don’t win your league at the draft.” No truer words have been spoken in the history of mankind. Ok, that’s a slight exaggeration, but I had to stress the importance. Every week throughout the season, you should be trying to improve your team. You should be constantly looking for trends to find next week’s waiver wire gems and remain one step ahead of your league mates. You should always be looking for trades to bolster your squad (hint: pick on the losing teams because you were smart and drafted depth). No matter what you think, your team is never good enough. With that being said, a lot of us make panic decisions in our drafts because the clock is winding down or your league mates are yelling at you to pick, and those picks are usually not good ones. So just because the season has not started, it does not mean you can’t start building that championship team. I did a little digging and found players with low ownership percentages that should be owned in both shallow and deeper leagues, or at the very least should be first on your watch list.

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Early Round QBs are the Death Sticks in Fantasy Football.

Remember in “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones,” when Obi-Wan walks into the bar and the drug dealer asks him if he wants some death sticks? Obi-wan tells him to go home and rethink his life. Drafting quarterback before round ten is like death sticks, you need to go home and rethink your life.

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Ranking All 32 NFL Teams Based On Fantasy Potential

With Week 1 of the NFL Preseason underway, the time for league drafting in Fantasy Football has already begun. Last season, we saw a lot of surprise performances with teams turning their programs completely around and some underdogs going as far as winning the Super Bowl.

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Blood, Sweat, and Tiers – Tier 1

The running back position once again reigns supreme in fantasy football. There seemed to be a trend leaning toward wide receiver dominance given the consistency of the guys at the top, but the elite play of the NFL’s best running backs over the past few seasons quickly put a stop to that. When preparing for your draft, you want to separate your running backs into tiers so you can find the best values without sacrificing production. Here is the final installment of Blood, Sweat, and Tiers. The first article on the rookies is here. The second on my likes and dislikes is here. Tier 4 is here. Tier 3 is here. Tier 2 is here.

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Blood, Sweat, and Tiers – Tier 2

The running back position once again reigns supreme in fantasy football. There seemed to be a trend leaning toward wide receiver dominance given the consistency of the guys at the top, but the elite play of the NFL’s best running backs over the past few seasons quickly put a stop to that. When preparing for your draft, you want to separate your running backs into tiers so you can find the best values without sacrificing production. Here is the fifth installment of Blood, Sweat, and Tiers. The first article on the rookies is here. The second on my likes and dislikes is here. Tier 4 is here. Tier 3 is here.

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Blood, Sweat, and Tiers – Tier 3

The running back position once again reigns supreme in fantasy football. There seemed to be a trend leaning toward wide receiver dominance given the consistency of the guys at the top, but the elite play of the NFL’s best running backs over the past few seasons quickly put a stop to that. When preparing for your draft, you want to separate your running backs into tiers so you can find the best values without sacrificing production. Here is the fourth installment of Blood, Sweat, and Tiers. The first article on the rookies is here. The second on my likes and dislikes is here. Tier 4 is here.

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How to Mock Draft Properly

The NFL preseason is upon us. That means it’s also fantasy football draft season, or as some people call it, the most wonderful time of the year. Because so many people play fantasy football, you’ll see so many websites with different rankings, projections, and other tools to try to help you conquer your fantasy leagues this year. I believe that the most important (and potentially most misused) tool in your draft prep arsenal is mock drafting.

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