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Week 4 IDP Snap Report
Week 4 IDP Snap Report
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:05 PM 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...
Week 5 Staff Picks
Week 5 Staff Picks
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:03 PM EDT
  Week 5 John Hansen (Defending Champ) Ben Kukainis Joe Dolan Tom Brolley Graham Barfield Paul Kelly Consensus   Last Week Last Week Last Week Last Wee...
Week 4 Snap Report
Week 4 Snap Report
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:01 PM EDT
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has played more than 95% of the snaps in two of Arizona’s four games. He’s on the field in all game situations and now with Chris Johnson injured there is less depth behind him. He’s played more snaps than any RB in the league so far. RB Andre Ellington hasn’t pl...
Week 5 Thursday IDP Preview
Week 5 Thursday IDP Preview
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:59 PM EDT
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers   Overview The Arizona Cardinals (1-3) travel to San Francisco to face the 49ers (1-3), with both teams struggling out of the gate. Drew Stanton will be starting for Carson Palmer (Out – concussion), and brings a limping offense to go up against a limping ...
Week 5 Kick Returners Preview
Week 5 Kick Returners Preview
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:56 PM EDT
By Tom Simons, Staff Writer               R Player Tm Pos Vs. 2016 TDs PR Yds PR TDs KR Yds KR TDs Comments 1 Cordarrelle Patterson ...
Week 5 Trending Topics
Week 5 Trending Topics
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:54 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...
Wednesday Practice Reports
Wednesday Practice Reports
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:50 PM EDT
Wednesday – Final update: 8:10 p.m. Quarterback Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (concussion-out) didn’t practice all week and won’t play in San Francisco with QB Drew Stantonstarting in his place. Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (right thumb) didn’t practice. QB Brian Hoyer is line to start again ...
Week 5 Thursday Night Previews
Week 5 Thursday Night Previews
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:16 PM EDT
Quarterbacks 25. Blaine Gabbert (SF vs. Ari, Thurs. 8:30 p.m.) Last four weeks: 69/119 (58.0%), 728 yards, 4 TDs, 4 INTs, 29/102/1 rushing, 16.8 FPG (t-30th) Starting his year with weekly finishes of QB22, QB10, QB29, and QB20, Gabbert should not be on your fantasy radar for Week 5. Arizona is pe...
Week 5 Production Tracker
Week 5 Production Tracker
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:12 PM EDT
It is time to review Week 4’s defensive points allowed data. In addition to traditional points allowed metrics, this weekly piece features various data points by position. Not only do our readers get access to more data that allows for a full view of what defenses allow, the data is presented as a ...
Week 5 Kicker Recommendations
Week 5 Kicker Recommendations
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:07 PM EDT
Kickers averaged 7.6 FP, a little below 2015's average. The system had an excellent week. For the second straight week, the average FP lined up exactly as I'd like to see, from "Sits" scoring the lowest to "Starts" scoring the highest. And W-L percentage also cooperated: "Sits" and "Starts" were cor...
Week 5 Tackle Report
Week 5 Tackle Report
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:04 PM EDT
We’re a month into the season and most teams have played multiple games at home, so now we have enough data to sink our teeth into. So far, most our assumptions on generous or stingy tackle stadiums have been consistent from Week One.   Home Crew Tackle Chart Here’s a breakdown of how each team’s...
IDP Waiver Wire: Week 5
IDP Waiver Wire: Week 5
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:01 PM EDT
Bye weeks and injuries are never good, but this week we welcome some quality IDPs back home after their suspensions have been lifted, so there’s a chance they’re showing up just in time. Also, some early season fantasy flukes might not be so fluky after all… Notable IDP Injuries 49ers DE DeForest ...
Week 5 History Report
Week 5 History Report
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 08:57 PM EDT
Good History Quarterbacks Matthew Stafford (Det vs. Phi) – Stafford played maybe the best game of his career against the Eagles last season. He completed 27 of 38 attempts (71%) for 337 yards and 5 TDs with 0 turnovers (38.2 FP). Cam Newton (Car vs. TB) – It’s been a fantasy bonanza for Cam in hi...
D/ST Streaming: Week 5
D/ST Streaming: Week 5
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 08:50 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...
Tuesday's News and Notes
Tuesday's News and Notes
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 08:47 PM EDT
American Football Conference Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett was granted his release from the team in a mutually approved move, the Baltimore Sun reports. The Ravens could afford to move on from the ineffective veteran with promising rookie RB Kenneth Dixon (knee) about to make his NFL debut in ...
Week 4 Injury Report
Week 4 Injury Report
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 08:45 PM EDT
Quarterbacks Bronco QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) was reported to have an AC joint sprain and is considered “day to day,” but HC Gary Kubiak made it clear that he will be the team’s starting QB for Week 5 if he is healthy. Cardinal QB Carson Palmer (concussion) has “a chance” to be cleared in time ...
Week 4 Stat-Pack
Week 4 Stat-Pack
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 08:42 PM EDT
In the weekly “Stat Pack”, I will go team-by-team and breakdown three key statistics that helps explain the week that was. The attempt here isn’t so much to provide atypical game recaps, but instead to provide rich context about the games that may not be obvious. Here is the Week 4 Stat Pack:   ...
Keeper/Dynasty Watch: Week 5
Keeper/Dynasty Watch: Week 5
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 08:30 PM EDT
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...
Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 4
Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 4
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 08:28 PM EDT
The Stock Watch Upgrades Kyle Rudolph (TE, Min) – Rudolph has always been a player who tantalized with his potential, but ultimately frustrated because of injuries, mistakes, or simply a lack of involvement in the offense. Well, apparently all he needed to reach that potential was Sam Bradford. Ag...
The Stock Watch: Week 4
The Stock Watch: Week 4
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 08:25 PM EDT
Upgrades Recent news and/or performance has made us more optimistic about these particular players for fantasy purposes. Quarterbacks Matthew Stafford (Det) – Stafford did about all he could to get the Lions to win this game, but the Lions defense had no chance slowing down Packers offense when t...
Inside the Boxscore: Week 4
Inside the Boxscore: Week 4
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 08:25 PM EDT
Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals Final Score: MIA - 7 | CIN - 22 Targets/Carries/Red-Zone Info: Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry had 10 targets and 7 receptions for 61 yards. His long was 24 yards. Yds/Tgt: 6.1, Catch Rate: 70%. WR DeVante Parker had 3 targets and 2 receptions for 20 yards. ...
Week 4 Players to Trade/Trade for
Week 4 Players to Trade/Trade for
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 08:24 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...
Week 4 Running Back Previews
Week 4 Running Back Previews
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 08:24 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 4 Tight End Previews
Week 4 Tight End Previews
PUBLISHED: Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:49 AM 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 4 Wide Receiver Previews
Week 4 Wide Receiver Previews
PUBLISHED: Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:49 AM 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...