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Inside the Boxscore: Week 3
Inside the Boxscore: Week 3
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 1, 2016 09:15 AM EDT
Houston Texans at New England Patriots Final Score: HOU - 0 | NE - 27 Targets/Carries/Red-Zone Info: Houston Texans TE Ryan Griffin had 10 targets and 8 receptions for 52 yards. He also had 1 deep ball. Yds/Tgt: 5.2, Catch Rate: 80%. WR DeAndre Hopkins had 8 targets and 4 receptions for 56 yard...
Week 3 Trending Topics
Week 3 Trending Topics
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 04:10 PM EDT
We field thousands of questions each week on Twitter, and we try our damndest to answer them all – just don’t ask lineup questions Tuesday morning or 1 minute before kickoff. Every week in this spot, I’ll highlight a few of the questions that we’ve seen a little more than usual. As always, feel free...
Week 3 Kicker Recommendations
Week 3 Kicker Recommendations
PUBLISHED: Friday, September 23, 2016 12:12 AM EDT
Kickers averaged 8.2 FP, a little above 2015's 7.8 FP.  This is not surprising as kicker scoring drops as the weather gets bad.  So far, we're still in the good weather part of the season.  The system has no excuse – it had a fairly bad week.  "starts" managed a poor W-L record and low average FP.  ...
Inside the Boxscore: Week 2
Inside the Boxscore: Week 2
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:03 PM EDT
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills Final Score: NYJ - 37 | BUF - 31 Targets/Carries/Red-Zone Info: New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall had 9 targets and 6 receptions for 101 yards. He also had 4 deep balls. His long was 37 yards. Yds/Tgt: 11.2, Catch Rate: 66.7%. WR Eric Decker had 8 targets and 6 re...
Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 2
Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 2
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:39 PM EDT
The Stock Watch Upgrades Jordan Matthews (WR, Phi) – Matthews’ big night in Chicago – 6 catches for 71 yards on 9 targets – could have been much bigger if he hauled in a near-perfect throw from Carson Wentz at the end of the first half, which would have resulted in a long TD and made Wentz’s impre...
D/ST Streaming: Week 3
D/ST Streaming: Week 3
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:32 PM EDT
In most leagues, only about 12-14 D/ST’s are on rosters leaving owners with a palatable amount of options if they are in need of a defense. Streaming your defense based on opponent strength and expected game script can give fantasy owners untapped upside on their roster. Here are the three lower-ow...
Week 2 Snap Report
Week 2 Snap Report
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:31 PM EDT
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson played 41 of 66 snaps (62%) in Week 2 after logging 95% of the snaps in Week 1. The Cardinals are smart to lighten his load a little bit and we’re likely to see his snap counts decrease in when the Cardinals are way ahead. RB Andre Ellington played only 6 of 66 s...
Week 3 History Report
Week 3 History Report
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:19 PM EDT
Good History   Quarterbacks Jay Cutler (Chi @ Dal) – We’ll see about his injury but Cutler had a big voluminous day the last time he faced the Cowboys back in 2014. He completed 32 of 46 passes for 341 yards with 2 passing TDs and 1 rushing TD (32 FP). Eli Manning (NYG vs. Was) – Manning has bee...
2016's Values and Players to Target
2016's Values and Players to Target
PUBLISHED: Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:02 PM EDT
Another NFL season is upon us, and it’s time to once again isolate our favorite picks from among roughly the top-200 players in the 2016 player pool. We’ve been trying lately to be more judicious with our picks, so we have fewer of them than in years past. Previously, we’d list more no-brainers tha...
2016's Overvalued and Players to Avoid
2016's Overvalued and Players to Avoid
PUBLISHED: Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:02 PM EDT
Almost as important as selecting the right players for fantasy is not selecting the wrong ones. While acknowledging that basically every player in fantasy is worth drafting at a certain point, the major reason our Values and Players to Target list is far bigger than this one, each year with this ar...
Good Vibes/Bad Vibes
Good Vibes/Bad Vibes
PUBLISHED: Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:02 PM EDT
I started doing this article about ten years ago as kind of informal look at the “vibes” I was getting for all 32 teams after following them closely and watching all of their exhibition games. Over the years, though, it’s really grown in popularity because it’s been a strong indicator of things to c...
Mr. Relevant
Mr. Relevant
PUBLISHED: Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:01 PM EDT
We play fantasy football to win, so when it comes to the last few picks of your draft, your focus should always be on upside potential. That’s why, eight years ago, we started publishing this article, which covers the best upside options we see available at least 150 picks into a typical draft.  At...
Week 1 Box Score
Week 1 Box Score
PUBLISHED: Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:56 AM EDT
Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos Final Score: CAR - 20 | DEN - 21 Targets/Carries/Red-Zone Info: Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin had 12 targets and 6 receptions for 91 yards, and 1 TD. He also had 1 deep ball. He had 1 red zone target. His long was 17 yards. Yds/Tgt: 7.6, Catch Rate: 50%...
Week 2 Kicker Recommendations
Week 2 Kicker Recommendations
PUBLISHED: Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:38 AM EDT
The kicker recommendations are back for 2016. When I first started doing this in 2007, my research concluded that it is impossible to predict kicker fantasy scoring precisely, but it is possible to identify a number of kickers who will perform above or below average most of the time. My objective h...
Week 2 History Report
Week 2 History Report
PUBLISHED: Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:44 AM EDT
Good History   Quarterbacks Drew Brees (NO @ NYG) – It was a fantasy bonanza for Drew Brees owners the last time he faced the Giants. Brees completed a ridiculous 40 of 50 passes against them in Week Eight of last season good for 511 yards and 4 TDs (53.7 FP) in what was one of the best quarterba...
Week 1 Snap Report
Week 1 Snap Report
PUBLISHED: Friday, September 16, 2016 06:27 PM EDT
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson played 58 of 61 snaps (95%). Any fears of a limited workload due to the presence of Chris Johnson were put to rest in this game. DJ is their bell cow. RB Andre Ellington played only 9 snaps (15%) and was a non-factor touching the ball only twice. RB Chris Johnso...
Mastering the Matchups: Week 2
Mastering the Matchups: Week 2
PUBLISHED: Friday, September 16, 2016 06:03 PM EDT
Greg Cosell is one of the most respected NFL analysts in the country, and he’s been a contributor/consultant with Fantasy Guru for about 10 years. When it comes to analyzing matchups and personnel, Greg is the best. No one watches more film than he does thanks to his gigs at NFL Films and as the Sen...
Week 2 Trending Topics
Week 2 Trending Topics
PUBLISHED: Friday, September 16, 2016 03:00 PM EDT
We field thousands of questions each week on Twitter, and we try our damndest to answer them all – just don’t ask lineup questions Tuesday morning or 1 minute before kickoff. Every week in this spot, I’ll highlight a few of the questions that we’ve seen a little more than usual. As always, feel free...
2016 TD Vultures
2016 TD Vultures
PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 8, 2016 02:00 PM EDT
Whether you’re in a TD-only league or not, finding the endzone is obviously a key to success in fantasy football, fickle as TDs can be. So while we started putting out this preseason article to appease the TD-only dinosaurs out there (how you guys doing, by the way?), the fact is it’s a worthwhile e...
Rookie Report: Tight Ends
Rookie Report: Tight Ends
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 04:50 PM EDT
Note: The rookie player reports are organized by updated 2016 rankings, based on talent, opportunity, situation, and the latest news from training camp and preseason action. Below all the reports, we have long-term dynasty rankings at each position. 1. Tyler Higbee, LA School: Western Kentucky | H...
Rookie Report: Wide Receivers
Rookie Report: Wide Receivers
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 04:46 PM EDT
Note: The rookie player reports are organized by updated 2016 rankings, based on talent, opportunity, situation, and the latest news from training camp and preseason action. Below all the reports, we have long-term dynasty rankings at each position. 1. Sterling Shepard, NYG School: Oklahoma| Ht: 5...
Rookie Report: Running Backs
Rookie Report: Running Backs
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 04:37 PM EDT
Note: The rookie player reports are organized by updated 2016 rankings, based on talent, opportunity, situation, and the latest news from training camp and preseason action. Below all the reports, we have long-term dynasty rankings at each position. 1. Ezekiel Elliott, Dal School: Ohio State | Ht:...
Rookie Report: Quarterbacks
Rookie Report: Quarterbacks
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 04:29 PM EDT
Note: The rookie player reports are organized by updated 2016 rankings, based on talent, opportunity, situation, and the latest news from training camp and preseason action. Below all the reports, we have long-term dynasty rankings at each position. 1. Dak Prescott, Dal School: Mississippi State |...
Guru Top 150 vs. Free Hosting Sites
Guru Top 150 vs. Free Hosting Sites
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 11:21 AM EDT
We’ve had our subscribers ask us multiple questions this year, via e-mail and our Twitter accounts, about whether we prefer drafting on Yahoo! or ESPN and why. While both free sites are excellent for hosting your leagues, our guess is our subscribers want to win above all. So we figured it would be ...