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Which QBs Had Career Years in 2016?
Which QBs Had Career Years in 2016?
PUBLISHED: Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:04 AM EST
That's usually why I avoid QBs coming off career years. It's generally counter-intuitive to believe a player coming off a career year will be undesirable, like Gary Barnidge this year. But career years are called such for a reason: They're almost never duplicated. These are cases of something unusua...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Intro/Glossary
2017 Free Agency Preview: Intro/Glossary
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 02:12 PM EST
There weren't too many blockbuster signings at the skill positions last year, but it's a pretty good skill position class this year for free agency so we'll be closely watching to see which studs re-sign and which ones seek out a new home. After a three-day negotiating period for teams, the new leag...
Brandon Marshall to NYG Analysis
Brandon Marshall to NYG Analysis
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:31 AM EST
At nearly 33-years-old and coming off a low-flying year with the Jets, Brandon Marshall did not want to leave the Big Apple. He's getting his wish. The Giants' inked the veteran to a two-year, $12M dollar deal per various media reports. From a scheme standpoint, this is a really strong fit. New York...
The Stock Watch: NFL Combine Edition
The Stock Watch: NFL Combine Edition
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 6, 2017 04:18 PM EST
This 2017 NFL Draft hosts an exciting selection of skill position players for fantasy football enthusiasts, especially at the running back and tight end positions, though there are certainly some exciting options at quarterback and wide receiver as well. And unlike last year's NFL Combine in Indiana...
Yards Created: Dalvin Cook
Yards Created: Dalvin Cook
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 6, 2017 02:29 PM EST
Ideally, the NFL Combine should answer questions--not create them. At running back specifically, we should make special note of weight-adjusted 40-yard dash times and the three-cone agility drill. As you would expect, being fast and relatively agile is important for NFL success. That's not necessari...
Identifying a Quarterback's Career Year
Identifying a Quarterback's Career Year
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 3, 2017 01:08 PM EST
That's usually why I avoid QBs coming off career years. It's generally counter-intuitive to believe a player coming off a career year will be undesirable, like Gary Barnidge this year. But career years are called such for a reason: They're almost never duplicated. These are cases of something unusua...
Yards Created: Kareem Hunt
Yards Created: Kareem Hunt
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 03:13 PM EST
No matter the competition level, dominant players always turn heads. Kareem Hunt is no different. After missing two games due to a suspension and pulling a hamstring that strained his abilities in 2015, Hunt elected to return to college for one more year in 2016. It paid off. Hunt ripped the Mid-Ame...
2017 NFL Combine Preview
2017 NFL Combine Preview
PUBLISHED: Monday, February 27, 2017 03:19 PM EST
Here we go again. The 2016 season ended earlier this month, but it's time for draft season to kick into full swing, starting with the NFL Combine in Indianapolis from Feb. 28 to Mar. 6. At the Combine, we narrow our focus down to the skill-position players. This is a fantasy site, and while we publi...
Buy-Low Keepers
Buy-Low Keepers
PUBLISHED: Friday, February 24, 2017 10:26 AM EST
I’m more convinced than ever that the key to success in fantasy football is to be ahead of the curve. There are a lot of ways in which one can be steps ahead of the competition in the fantasy game, but this time of the year, my focus is on keeper and dynasty leagues, since, well, there’s no season g...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Running Backs
2017 Free Agency Preview: Running Backs
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 05:30 PM EST
Note: Free agency and salary data is from overthecap.com. Unrestricted Free Agents Adrian Peterson (Min, 32) – On Feb. 28, the Vikings announced they will not be picking up Peterson’s massive $18 million option for 2017, which is not surprising given Peterson is coming off an injury-plagued year i...
Julius Thomas to Miami Breakdown
Julius Thomas to Miami Breakdown
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:06 AM EST
After two injury laden and disappointing years in Jacksonville with the always-enigmatic Blake Bortles, Julius Thomas is headed down Florida’s coast to South Beach. Per various media reports, Jacksonville traded Thomas for Miami’s 2017 seventh round pick. Oddly, after rumors swirled the two teams w...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Team Needs
2017 Free Agency Preview: Team Needs
PUBLISHED: Monday, February 20, 2017 02:40 PM EST
*Bold indicates teams with greatest needs Quarterbacks Starter *Bills, *Jets, *Redskins, *Browns, *Bears, Texans, Broncos, *49ers Backup *Giants, Ravens, *Steelers, Lions, Vikings, Colts, *Titans, *Falcons, Saints, *Buccaneers, *Chargers, *Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks No Need Dolphins, Patriots,...
Quarterback Career Length
Quarterback Career Length
PUBLISHED: Thursday, February 16, 2017 01:18 PM EST
Every so often, when working on a study, some other topic piques my interest. While working on QB Career Years, I got to wondering how long the careers of running QBs are vs. traditional dropback quarterbacks. So this is a quick look at that question. The first thing is to define terms and scope th...
Yards Created: Christian McCaffrey
Yards Created: Christian McCaffrey
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 09:41 AM EST
If you’re like me, you played a ton of video games all throughout your childhood. Sounds fun, right? I’m not a total dork—I promise. Seriously though, some of my best memories as a kid involve a game called Backyard Football on those old, clunky PC’s where the hard drive tower alone weighed in exce...
2017 Coaching Changes
2017 Coaching Changes
PUBLISHED: Monday, February 13, 2017 05:40 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons Head Coach: Dan Quinn (holdover) Offensive Coordinator: Steve Sarkisian Defensive Coordinator: Marquand Manuel About Sarkisian: The Falcons are really rolling the dice with their hire of Sarkisian, who is certainly well regarded in coaching circles but comes with some major bagga...
QB Production After Career Years
QB Production After Career Years
PUBLISHED: Friday, February 10, 2017 11:50 AM EST
That’s usually why I avoid QBs coming off career years. It’s generally counter-intuitive to believe a player coming off a career year will be undesirable, like Gary Barnidge this year. But career years are called such for a reason: They’re almost never duplicated. These are cases of something unusua...
2016 SOS Adjusted WR Scores
2016 SOS Adjusted WR Scores
PUBLISHED: Thursday, February 9, 2017 02:30 PM EST
So far this offseason, I've reviewed QB and RB fantasy performance in 2016 after adjusting for their strength of schedule (SoS) in standard formats. In this article, I’m going to apply the same method to last year’s WR fantasy scoring (in point-per-reception (PPR) formats). WR Scoring used: Rushing...
2016/2017 Division Review/Preview: NFC South
2016/2017 Division Review/Preview: NFC South
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 03:54 PM EST
Note: Free agency and salary data is from spotrac.com. Atlanta Falcons (11-5; 1st in NFC South) Quarterbacks Matt Ryan – After one of the most impressive quarterback seasons in history, the Falcons’ season ended in utter and blatant despair. The world watched as the Falcons’ slowly bled away a 28...
2016/2017 Division Review/Preview: AFC East
2016/2017 Division Review/Preview: AFC East
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 11:51 AM EST
Note: Free agency and salary data is from spotrac.com. Buffalo Bills (7-9; 3rd in AFC East) Quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor – Nothing is official yet, but reading through the tealeaves coming out of Buffalo at the end of the season, it sure feels like Taylor’s time in Buffalo is over. Taylor was actual...
2016's Lessons Learned
2016's Lessons Learned
PUBLISHED: Monday, February 6, 2017 05:42 PM EST
“This game’s over.” That was my tweet at 7:44 PM EST Super Bowl Sunday as the Falcons pulled out to a 21-0 lead. I’m not that naïve/stupid enough to truly believe the game was 100% over, but that was my way of saying the Pats were in big, big trouble. And when the Falcons scored another TD in the ...
Super Bowl Stat-Pack
Super Bowl Stat-Pack
PUBLISHED: Saturday, February 4, 2017 09:40 PM EST
It’s a Super Bowl Special Edition Stat-Pack! With just 2 teams to examine, I’ll focus on both sides of the ball for each team.   Game note: At 59 points, Falcons-Patriots is the largest over/under for the Super Bowl ever, eclipsing Colts-Saints in 2009 (56.5). Falcons Offense Since ATL lost to K...
Super Bowl Player Previews
Super Bowl Player Previews
PUBLISHED: Friday, February 3, 2017 11:36 AM EST
  Quarterbacks 1. Tom Brady (NE vs. Atl, Sun. 6:30 p.m.) Last five weeks: 92/140 (65.7%), 1161 yards, 11 TDs, 2 INTs, 9/4/0 rushing, 25.6 FPG At 39-years-old, Brady is making his unprecedented seventh Super Bowl appearance this weekend. By every stretch of the imagination, Tom Brady has been abs...
2016/2017 Division Review/Preview: NFC West
2016/2017 Division Review/Preview: NFC West
PUBLISHED: Thursday, February 2, 2017 03:23 PM EST
Note: Free agency and salary data is from spotrac.com. Arizona Cardinals (7-8-1; 2nd in NFC West) Quarterbacks Carson Palmer – The Cardinals were expected to compete for a Super Bowl in 2016 – after all, they came within one game of representing the NFC in 2015. So there’s no doubt their 2016 sea...
2016 SOS Adjusted RB Scores
2016 SOS Adjusted RB Scores
PUBLISHED: Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:54 PM EST
Last week, I reviewed QB fantasy performance in 2016 after adjusting for their strength of schedule (SoS) in standard formats. In this article, I’m going to apply the same method to last year’s RB fantasy scoring (in point-per-reception (PPR) formats). RB Scoring used: Rushing/Receiving TD = 6 Fant...
2016/2017 Division Review/Preview: AFC West
2016/2017 Division Review/Preview: AFC West
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 03:17 PM EST
Note: Free agency and salary data is from spotrac.com. Denver Broncos (9-7; 3rd in AFC West) Quarterbacks Trevor Siemian – We always considered it strange that Siemian was actually drafted in 2015, considering he threw just 7 TD to 11 INT as a senior at Northwestern, and finished his college care...