A look back at Week 1 in the NFL, and ahead toward Week 2. Start/sits, game picks, and much more!
Every year, a handful of players lose a significant amount of value as soon as the NFL Draft happens. A new, younger, rookie is drafted to the same position by the same team as your RB2 or WR3 and his value immediately tanks. I am here this week to defend some of those players.
Our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, once said, “The more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future.” While Teddy had no inclination that this may apply to fantasy football, being that professional football wasn’t introduced until a year after his death, his words have merit in the context of the game we love to play each September through February.
Reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs won their first Super Bowl since 1970 against the NFL's best defensive, the San Francisco 49ers. The Chiefs won the game 31-20, and Mahomes took home the Super Bowl MVP and then signed the richest contract in NFL history, a 12-year deal worth over $500 million! Mahomes is set for life and set for life as the Chiefs franchise QB. He has taken the Chiefs to new heights and looks to continue to obliterate defenses this upcoming season. Will this offense stay atop the league rankings, or will there be regression? Let's take a look.
Sutton has done everything the Broncos have asked through his first two years in the league. He is the team's WR1, and he looks to be the go-to target for Drew Lock in his second year. In 2018, his rookie year, Sutton finished as WR51 in 0.5 PPR leagues. Last year, Sutton jumped all the way up to WR19. That is precisely the kind of ascent a fantasy manager looks for when projecting a future WR1 in fantasy football.
The 2020 football season is fast approaching, and many questions about what it will look like are looming. Outside of concerns and protocols surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the biggest questions that I have is: how will the lack of preseason games and abbreviated offseason training programs affect player health over the course of the season?
By Duncan Smith Greetings All, and welcome to part 6 of our startup recap. I'm going to wrap up here with the second half of our draft. I'm going to recap our format and scoring quickly. It is as follows, 12 team, Superflex Dynasty league. Squads consist of 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 … Continue reading ROD Writers League: The Anatomy of a Startup Draft – Part 6
But do we use history as a tool when drafting our upcoming year’s teams? Possibly recent history, as there are a myriad of tools and projections at our disposal to research and provide us with all of the numbers to create our cheat sheets and draft strategies. However, we don’t typically consult one readily available tool. A deep dive into what the projections look like in the frame of historical statistical seasons.
As every commercial and email I received during the past four months have been more than happy to remind me, “We are in uncertain times…” Unfortunately, this sentiment has grown to include the start of the NFL season. Preseason may end up canceled to go along with, at best, a shortened training camp. Right now, the NFL is reluctant to adopt the “bubble” strategy other sports are employing. These choices may mean the season is at even more risk than other leagues.
By Brendan Taffe AFC South Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson Is Not A QB1 I’ll wait for the boos to die down. Ok ready? I think we are downplaying the loss of DeAndre Hopkins. There are not many other receivers in the league quite like him. He can win at all levels of the field, make … Continue reading Bold is Beautiful: Predictions for an Unpredictable Season – Part 2