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RB Matchups: Rushing or Receiving
RB Matchups: Rushing or Receiving
PUBLISHED: Friday, December 2, 2016 01:37 PM EST
This week I wanted to look at running back matchups for the remaining (for most leagues) four weeks of the fantasy season through the lens. But I wanted to focus on whether upcoming defenses give up more points to RBs on the ground or through the air. And I wanted to use lots of colors.   The scor...
Week 13 Staff Picks
Week 13 Staff Picks
PUBLISHED: Thursday, December 1, 2016 02:28 PM EST
Week 13 John Hansen (Defending Champ) Ben Kukainis Joe Dolan Tom Brolley Graham Barfield Paul Kelly Consensus   Last Week Last Week Last Week Last Week...
Trade/Trade for & Playoff SOS
Trade/Trade for & Playoff SOS
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 02:25 PM EST
With the trade deadline passed, this is the final “Trade & Trade For” column of the year, and it’s a much different article than usual. We’re staring the fantasy playoffs in the face, and for some they start here in Week 13 (our Week 13 projections will be up around midnight ET Tuesday).   In ...
Keeper/Dynasty Watch: Week 13
Keeper/Dynasty Watch: Week 13
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 12:50 PM EST
The purpose of this article is to draw some extra attention to some very deep players who are interesting for one reason or another, positive or negative. While some young players are viable Waiver Wire pickups, this article focuses more on those players who aren’t yet worth owning in redraft league...
The Stock Watch: Week 13
The Stock Watch: Week 13
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 12:21 PM EST
  Week 13 Updated, 11/29/16   Upgrades Recent news and/or performance has made us more optimistic about these particular players for fantasy purposes.   Quarterbacks   Aaron Rodgers (QB, GB) – Rodgers had been putting up the numbers, but his level of play just wasn’t what we had c...
Thursday Night Blues, Again?
Thursday Night Blues, Again?
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:28 AM EST
Once again, the topic of poor football games on Thursday has been a topic of discussion on the message boards. I addressed this back in 2012 when TNF was first a thing, but we've got several years of data now, so I thought I'd look at it again. And it's particularly topical this week with the most-T...
Week 12 Players to Trade/Trade for
Week 12 Players to Trade/Trade for
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 05:04 PM EST
The purpose of this column is to help readers take advantage of perceived and anticipated player values for trading. What we try to do here is isolate players whose values are currently down but could go up, and vice versa. What we are not trying to do is advise you to trade or trade for these playe...
Picking Playoff Defenses
Picking Playoff Defenses
PUBLISHED: Friday, November 18, 2016 12:08 PM EST
As often happens, I see a thread or comment on the message board that inspires me to take a deeper look at a topic and write about. This week the discussion was on picking a defense for the fantasy playoffs. The biggest problem in writing about fantasy defenses is the multiplicity of scoring syst...
Week 11 Players to Trade/Trade for
Week 11 Players to Trade/Trade for
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 08:03 PM EST
The purpose of this column is to help readers take advantage of perceived and anticipated player values for trading. What we try to do here is isolate players whose values are currently down but could go up, and vice versa. What we are not trying to do is advise you to trade or trade for these playe...
How Good is Vegas?
How Good is Vegas?
PUBLISHED: Friday, November 11, 2016 10:39 AM EST
Many, if not all, of you are familiar with the idea of using Vegas odds – the over/under and spread – to identify games where a lot of fantasy production is expected. The thought process is that high-scoring games will have a lot of offensive TDs, and the yards needed to get those touchdowns, and th...
Week 10 Players to Trade/Trade for
Week 10 Players to Trade/Trade for
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 05:18 PM EST
The purpose of this column is to help readers take advantage of perceived and anticipated player values for trading. What we try to do here is isolate players whose values are currently down but could go up, and vice versa. What we are not trying to do is advise you to trade or trade for these playe...
Week 9 Players to Trade/Trade for
Week 9 Players to Trade/Trade for
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 05:29 PM EDT
The purpose of this column is to help readers take advantage of perceived and anticipated player values for trading. What we try to do here is isolate players whose values are currently down but could go up, and vice versa. What we are not trying to do is advise you to trade or trade for these playe...
The Stock Watch: Week 8
The Stock Watch: Week 8
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 01:50 PM EDT
  Week 8 Updated, 10/25/16   Upgrades Recent news and/or performance has made us more optimistic about these particular players for fantasy purposes.   Quarterbacks   Andrew Luck (Ind) – In the face of incredible adversity because of the team he plays on, Luck just keeps rolling o...
D/ST Streaming: Week 7
D/ST Streaming: Week 7
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 03:58 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. (Author’s Note: This column...
Week 7 Quarterback Previews
Week 7 Quarterback Previews
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 03:10 PM EDT
Note: Ranked by John Hansen’s projections as of Friday morning. Note: These player previews were published on Friday afternoon. Based on late news, the write-ups and rankings for the following players could change dramatically. Make sure you look for our Sunday morning updates and practice report u...
Week 7 Running Back Previews
Week 7 Running Back Previews
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 03:05 PM EDT
Note: Ranked by John Hansen’s projections as of Friday morning. Note: These player previews were published on Friday afternoon. Based on late news, the write-ups and rankings for the following players could change dramatically. Make sure you look for our Sunday morning updates and practice report u...
Week 7 Tight End Previews
Week 7 Tight End Previews
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 02:46 PM EDT
Note: Ranked by John Hansen’s projections as of Friday morning. Note: These player previews were published on Friday afternoon. Based on late news, the write-ups and rankings for the following players could change dramatically. Make sure you look for our Sunday morning updates and practice report u...
Week 7 Kick Returners Preview
Week 7 Kick Returners Preview
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 12:32 PM EDT
R Player Tm Pos Vs. 2016 TDs PR Yds PR TDs KR Yds KR TDs Comments 1 Cody Latimer Den WR Hou 0 0 0 90 0.1 All but two of the Texans 25 kickoffs ...
Week 7 Staff Picks
Week 7 Staff Picks
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 12:20 PM EDT
  Week 7 John Hansen (Defending Champ) Ben Kukainis Joe Dolan Tom Brolley Graham Barfield Paul Kelly Consensus   Last Week Last Week Last Week Last Wee...
Week 7 Trending Topics
Week 7 Trending Topics
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 12:02 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...
Thursday Practice Reports
Thursday Practice Reports
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 11:21 AM EDT
Thursday – Final update: 7:15 p.m. Quarterback Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (hamstring) was upgraded to limited practice. They expect him to be OK for Seattle. Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (right shoulder) didn’t practice for a second day in advance of the Jets. They’re not totally sure h...
Mastering the Matchups: Week 7
Mastering the Matchups: Week 7
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 11:19 AM 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 6 IDP Snap Report
Week 6 IDP Snap Report
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 11:15 AM EDT
In an effort to streamline more usable info from an exhaustive snap chart and deliver it in a way that’s easier to help with difficult lineup decisions, the IDP Snap Report is focusing more attention on important usage shifts, and spending less time reporting the obvious. (ex. Luke Kuechly plays lot...
It's the Workload, Stupid!
It's the Workload, Stupid!
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 10:48 AM EDT
We'd all like to know how our fantasy players are going to do the rest of the year. In this article I'll look specifically at running backs using two measures: fantasy points per game (FP/G) from Weeks 7 to 17 and the change in FP/G between Weeks 1 to 6 and Weeks 7-17. If you've read my articles fo...
Wednesday Practice Reports
Wednesday Practice Reports
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 21, 2016 09:27 AM EDT
Wednesday – Final update: 7:59 p.m. Quarterback Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (hamstring) didn’t practice. They expect him to be OK for Seattle. Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (right shoulder) didn’t practice in advance of the Jets. They’re not totally sure he can go, with QB Ryan Mallett on...