By Jared Clifton Game one is in the books and now we look forward to the full slate on Sunday and two games on Monday. Like a $1 hand sanitizer bin at CVS, we’re going to go fast, so get those readers ready and let’s make like 1989 Paul Newman vehicle and Blaze.Todd Gurley goes … Continue reading The Hurry Up Offense: Quick Hits Before Gametime
We asked members of our staff to name a rookie they like going outside the top 20 this year. Here are their responses.
We asked members of our staff to name a player they must have this year. Here are their responses.
We asked members of our staff to pick a player they are fading this year. Here are their responses.
We asked members of our staff to name a sleeper who could be a league winner this year. Here are their responses.
Kyle Allen Welcome to The Next Man Up Injury Report: Training Camp Edition! If you read my most recent article, you may recall that with sudden increases in workload, players become more susceptible to soft tissue injury. Last year, we saw a lot of fantasy relevant players deal with injuries in the preseason, but the … Continue reading The Next Man Up Injury Report: 2020 Training Camp Edition
By Jared Clifton We're back in the history books, as we take our top wide receivers for this season and find out who before them had seasons that'd make us take a second glance. What one-hit wonder mirrored Kenny G? Which future Hall of Fame candidate had a season third year darling DJ Moore will … Continue reading In Good Company: When History Meets Hype-Wide Receivers
What is the point of all this? Why is this important? It’s important because when you are drafting Wide receivers as rookies or buying/selling them based on what happened their rookie year, you have to get it right. At no point throughout that Receivers career are 10 touches a game just going to fall into their lap. Is David Montgomery good? Does anyone actually know? Does it matter? Don’t be silly OF COURSE it doesn’t matter. The Bears have chosen to endow him with 250 carries next year. He was drafted top 3 in most dynasty rookie drafts last year. He was awful, I mean hot garbage. I bet most owners of David Montgomery if they held on could probably still get a 1st round rookie value of some kind back for him in return. Even if he goes out an average 3 yards a carry next year. He will still likely see a role in 2021.
For those who didn't see this series last year, I try to take a different approach to fantasy projections than your run-of-the-mill rankings. The basis of my process is that the number one indicator of fantasy success is opportunities to touch the ball. Obviously individual player skill can (and will) affect that, but at the end of the day players are at the mercy of playcalling and play design. Therefore, if we want to make accurate projections, we need to look at each coach's scheme and how they like to spread the ball around.
Welcome back, and thanks for joining me in my recap of rounds three and four of our writers' room dynasty startup. We finished round two with eight quarterbacks, ten running backs, four wide receivers and one tight end off the board; no kickers or mascots have been drafted yet (these guys might know what they're doing!).