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Jordan Howard Is Better Than Advertised and Could Provide ADP Cover for a Rookie Stud

Jordan Howard has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins for more than $10 million. The 10th back selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, Howard has wildly outperformed those original expectations, but his career immediately entered a downward trajectory after a fantastic rookie season. Can he do more than play spoiler to the Dolphins eventual selection in the 2020 affair? Back in…...

Buffalo Isn’t the Dream Landing Spot for Stefon Diggs, But At Least He’s Out of Minnesota

The Buffalo Bills have reportedly acquired Stefon Diggs for first, fourth, fifth, and sixth-round picks spread across the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Diggs now joins an ascending Bills offense, while escaping the Vikings throwback approach. Can he succeed with Josh Allen at the helm? Of all current fantasy players, no one is associated with RotoViz quite like Stefon Diggs. A fantastic but unheralded prospect out…...

Austin Hooper to Cleveland Is an Exciting Move for Browns Fans, But Does It Create Headaches for Fantasy Owners?

Austin Hooper has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $44 million contract with the Cleveland Browns. The move keeps him from building on the 2019 breakout in Atlanta and muddies the ceilings for Baker Mayfield’s loaded cast of weapons. After slowly growing his game from 2016 to 2018, Hooper burst into the spotlight with a 2019 campaign that saw him join the league’s elite. The numbers…...

Ryan Tannehill’s Return to Tennessee Is the First Big Domino in a Wild Superflex Market

Ryan Tannehill re-signed with the Tennessee Titans on a four-year pact reported at $118 million. With Tannehill staying in Tennessee, the first domino falls in a wild quarterback market. Tannehill resurrected his career in 2019 in a wild comeback season that included seven QB1 finishes in his last eight games. His reality impact was even larger, with the team exploding in a wide variety of…...

DFS Contrarian

Is It Time to Panic?

I’ve never actually read Aron Ralston’s book “Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” where he recounts getting his arm stuck while rock climbing, and then having to amputate that arm. But I think about Ralston a few times per week…....

RotoViz Hacks: Using the Screener to Drill Down on RB Usage

One of the things that’s tough to do when watching football on Sunday is to keep track of the context of every player’s usage. For example, I was really interested to see that Wendell Smallwood got a lot of work for the Eagles yesterday. But I also know that the Eagles blew out the Steelers, so some of the personnel decisions could be the product…...

RotoViz Hacks: Using the Screener to See Total Team Running Back Opportunity

I’m going to try to post more stuff about unique ways that you can use the apps on the site to increase your knowledge of what’s going on in the NFL each week, and while the title of this post would also make a great team name for a RotoViz golf team, when you see “RotoViz Hacks” in a post headline you can take that…...

Week 1 Overreactions: Dez Bryant Edition

If the only skill you had as a a fantasy player is knowing when to keep calm, and when to overreact, you’d probably win every year. Football is a high variance sport, so there are always times to buy low or sell high, it’s just that it’s hard to have perfect visibility into whether you’re actually buying low or selling high. One step I try to…...

Week 1 Overreactions: Kelvin Benjamin Edition

This will be a quick post because there’s only a very small point to be made, but if for some reason you have any teams which haven’t drafted I think it’s fair to move Kelvin Benjamin up your board…....

Target Addition – Kenneth Dixon

I’m going to try to update my targets as I make changes on my personal sheet. One player that I’m going to start looking for is Kenneth Dixon. I haven’t been on Dixon at all during the summer, mostly because it seems like people assumed he was just going to start in BAL, and I wasn’t so sure. Or at least they gave him a…...

Best Player Available is a Sham and You Should Beware Those Who Peddle It

“I mean say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.” – Walter Sobchak, The Big Lebowski Perhaps in response to the rising popularity of Zero RB as a strategy there’s been something of a recent backlash where some fantasy analysts have emerged to say that you shouldn’t get locked into Zero RB or any trendy strategy, and…...

Always Double Down on 14

Earlier today Teddy Bridgewater left Vikings practice with an apparently gruesome injury that will likely make him unavailable for the 2016 season. We really wish him the best in his return to play, so hopefully it’s not as serious as originally thought and he can make a full recovery…....

My Fantasy Draft Targets for 2016

In the past I’ve written separate pieces on a per position basis for this article. However, QB and TE end up being so sparse that I thought I could just combine all of the articles for this year. Below are the players that I am looking at in each round of the draft in order to fill out my teams. I’ve tried to note the players that I’m especially…...

The Forgotten Saints Pass Catcher Who Might be a Starter

If you weren’t paying attention, and judging by recent ADP you weren’t, Brandon Coleman started in the slot for the Saints during their second preseason game. He proceeded to see two targets from Drew Brees, while seeing six targets in the first half of the game. For the record, I know it’s easy to wildly overreact to what goes on in the preseason, so I’m not…...

Deep Dynasty Stash: The Backup Running Back in the Volatile Backfield

An interesting name to emerge recently has been Isaiah Pead, a once highly drafted back for the Rams who now finds himself an Arian Foster soft-tissue injury and Jay Ajayi arthritic knee away from starter’s touches. From CBS.com: When the Dolphins called him up in March, he called it a “blessing in disguise.” He’s repaid them as best he can-by leading the team in rushing…...

Preseason Crazed Overreactions: Tajae Sharpe Edition

Over the weekend I traded a 2017 first round pick in the Rotoworld Dynasty league in order to get back Tajae Sharpe from Ryan Forbes. Forbes won the league last year with a team that lost both Jordy Nelson and Kelvin Benjamin so there’s probably a good argument to be careful any time you’re trading with an owner who has built a team capable of…...

Overreactions from the Preseason – Browns Edition

If you caught the Browns preseason game last night then you saw some pretty fun stuff to overreact to, including Terrelle Pryor catching a 50 yard touchdown where he looked like Secretariat at the Belmont. That was definitely a fun play to watch, and maybe it’s even the case that Pryor will have some fantasy relevance this year. I’m not really targeting him anywhere for…...

The Fantasy Douche’s 10 Bold Predictions

Continuing in our 10 bold predictions series, here are 10 things that would literally make me shit my pants if they came true. 1. Jerick McKinnon Outscores Adrian Peterson in PPR Leagues Outrageous scenario: In this scenario Peterson pulls a hamstring in Week 2 and is out for a few weeks. But McKinnon is so good in AP’s absence that when the greatest RB in a…...

The Panthers’ Receiving Corps Creates a High Leverage Situation

I’m a huge Devin Funchess fan, and the off-season buzz about Funchess has only made me more excited for what’s coming. But I’ve also recently downgraded Funchess in my Panthers’ projections because I don’t think his real breakout is probably coming this year. I don’t think it’s impossible, it just doesn’t seem likely right now. I’ll explain how I got here. First, I think that…...

Jordan Howard Is Better Than Advertised and Could Provide ADP Cover for a Rookie Stud

Jordan Howard has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins for more than $10 million. The 10th back selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, Howard has wildly outperformed those original expectations, but his career immediately entered a downward trajectory after a fantastic rookie season. Can he do more than play spoiler to the Dolphins eventual selection in the 2020 affair? Back in…...

Buffalo Isn’t the Dream Landing Spot for Stefon Diggs, But At Least He’s Out of Minnesota

The Buffalo Bills have reportedly acquired Stefon Diggs for first, fourth, fifth, and sixth-round picks spread across the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Diggs now joins an ascending Bills offense, while escaping the Vikings throwback approach. Can he succeed with Josh Allen at the helm? Of all current fantasy players, no one is associated with RotoViz quite like Stefon Diggs. A fantastic but unheralded prospect out…...

Austin Hooper to Cleveland Is an Exciting Move for Browns Fans, But Does It Create Headaches for Fantasy Owners?

Austin Hooper has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $44 million contract with the Cleveland Browns. The move keeps him from building on the 2019 breakout in Atlanta and muddies the ceilings for Baker Mayfield’s loaded cast of weapons. After slowly growing his game from 2016 to 2018, Hooper burst into the spotlight with a 2019 campaign that saw him join the league’s elite. The numbers…...

Ryan Tannehill’s Return to Tennessee Is the First Big Domino in a Wild Superflex Market

Ryan Tannehill re-signed with the Tennessee Titans on a four-year pact reported at $118 million. With Tannehill staying in Tennessee, the first domino falls in a wild quarterback market. Tannehill resurrected his career in 2019 in a wild comeback season that included seven QB1 finishes in his last eight games. His reality impact was even larger, with the team exploding in a wide variety of…...

DFS Contrarian

Is It Time to Panic?

I’ve never actually read Aron Ralston’s book “Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” where he recounts getting his arm stuck while rock climbing, and then having to amputate that arm. But I think about Ralston a few times per week…....

RotoViz Hacks: Using the Screener to Drill Down on RB Usage

One of the things that’s tough to do when watching football on Sunday is to keep track of the context of every player’s usage. For example, I was really interested to see that Wendell Smallwood got a lot of work for the Eagles yesterday. But I also know that the Eagles blew out the Steelers, so some of the personnel decisions could be the product…...

RotoViz Hacks: Using the Screener to See Total Team Running Back Opportunity

I’m going to try to post more stuff about unique ways that you can use the apps on the site to increase your knowledge of what’s going on in the NFL each week, and while the title of this post would also make a great team name for a RotoViz golf team, when you see “RotoViz Hacks” in a post headline you can take that…...

Week 1 Overreactions: Dez Bryant Edition

If the only skill you had as a a fantasy player is knowing when to keep calm, and when to overreact, you’d probably win every year. Football is a high variance sport, so there are always times to buy low or sell high, it’s just that it’s hard to have perfect visibility into whether you’re actually buying low or selling high. One step I try to…...

Week 1 Overreactions: Kelvin Benjamin Edition

This will be a quick post because there’s only a very small point to be made, but if for some reason you have any teams which haven’t drafted I think it’s fair to move Kelvin Benjamin up your board…....

Target Addition – Kenneth Dixon

I’m going to try to update my targets as I make changes on my personal sheet. One player that I’m going to start looking for is Kenneth Dixon. I haven’t been on Dixon at all during the summer, mostly because it seems like people assumed he was just going to start in BAL, and I wasn’t so sure. Or at least they gave him a…...

Best Player Available is a Sham and You Should Beware Those Who Peddle It

“I mean say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.” – Walter Sobchak, The Big Lebowski Perhaps in response to the rising popularity of Zero RB as a strategy there’s been something of a recent backlash where some fantasy analysts have emerged to say that you shouldn’t get locked into Zero RB or any trendy strategy, and…...

Always Double Down on 14

Earlier today Teddy Bridgewater left Vikings practice with an apparently gruesome injury that will likely make him unavailable for the 2016 season. We really wish him the best in his return to play, so hopefully it’s not as serious as originally thought and he can make a full recovery…....

My Fantasy Draft Targets for 2016

In the past I’ve written separate pieces on a per position basis for this article. However, QB and TE end up being so sparse that I thought I could just combine all of the articles for this year. Below are the players that I am looking at in each round of the draft in order to fill out my teams. I’ve tried to note the players that I’m especially…...

The Forgotten Saints Pass Catcher Who Might be a Starter

If you weren’t paying attention, and judging by recent ADP you weren’t, Brandon Coleman started in the slot for the Saints during their second preseason game. He proceeded to see two targets from Drew Brees, while seeing six targets in the first half of the game. For the record, I know it’s easy to wildly overreact to what goes on in the preseason, so I’m not…...

Deep Dynasty Stash: The Backup Running Back in the Volatile Backfield

An interesting name to emerge recently has been Isaiah Pead, a once highly drafted back for the Rams who now finds himself an Arian Foster soft-tissue injury and Jay Ajayi arthritic knee away from starter’s touches. From CBS.com: When the Dolphins called him up in March, he called it a “blessing in disguise.” He’s repaid them as best he can-by leading the team in rushing…...

Preseason Crazed Overreactions: Tajae Sharpe Edition

Over the weekend I traded a 2017 first round pick in the Rotoworld Dynasty league in order to get back Tajae Sharpe from Ryan Forbes. Forbes won the league last year with a team that lost both Jordy Nelson and Kelvin Benjamin so there’s probably a good argument to be careful any time you’re trading with an owner who has built a team capable of…...

Overreactions from the Preseason – Browns Edition

If you caught the Browns preseason game last night then you saw some pretty fun stuff to overreact to, including Terrelle Pryor catching a 50 yard touchdown where he looked like Secretariat at the Belmont. That was definitely a fun play to watch, and maybe it’s even the case that Pryor will have some fantasy relevance this year. I’m not really targeting him anywhere for…...

The Fantasy Douche’s 10 Bold Predictions

Continuing in our 10 bold predictions series, here are 10 things that would literally make me shit my pants if they came true. 1. Jerick McKinnon Outscores Adrian Peterson in PPR Leagues Outrageous scenario: In this scenario Peterson pulls a hamstring in Week 2 and is out for a few weeks. But McKinnon is so good in AP’s absence that when the greatest RB in a…...

The Panthers’ Receiving Corps Creates a High Leverage Situation

I’m a huge Devin Funchess fan, and the off-season buzz about Funchess has only made me more excited for what’s coming. But I’ve also recently downgraded Funchess in my Panthers’ projections because I don’t think his real breakout is probably coming this year. I don’t think it’s impossible, it just doesn’t seem likely right now. I’ll explain how I got here. First, I think that…...

Jordan Howard Is Better Than Advertised and Could Provide ADP Cover for a Rookie Stud

Jordan Howard has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins for more than $10 million. The 10th back selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, Howard has wildly outperformed those original expectations, but his career immediately entered a downward trajectory after a fantastic rookie season. Can he do more than play spoiler to the Dolphins eventual selection in the 2020 affair? Back in…...

Buffalo Isn’t the Dream Landing Spot for Stefon Diggs, But At Least He’s Out of Minnesota

The Buffalo Bills have reportedly acquired Stefon Diggs for first, fourth, fifth, and sixth-round picks spread across the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Diggs now joins an ascending Bills offense, while escaping the Vikings throwback approach. Can he succeed with Josh Allen at the helm? Of all current fantasy players, no one is associated with RotoViz quite like Stefon Diggs. A fantastic but unheralded prospect out…...

Austin Hooper to Cleveland Is an Exciting Move for Browns Fans, But Does It Create Headaches for Fantasy Owners?

Austin Hooper has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $44 million contract with the Cleveland Browns. The move keeps him from building on the 2019 breakout in Atlanta and muddies the ceilings for Baker Mayfield’s loaded cast of weapons. After slowly growing his game from 2016 to 2018, Hooper burst into the spotlight with a 2019 campaign that saw him join the league’s elite. The numbers…...

Ryan Tannehill’s Return to Tennessee Is the First Big Domino in a Wild Superflex Market

Ryan Tannehill re-signed with the Tennessee Titans on a four-year pact reported at $118 million. With Tannehill staying in Tennessee, the first domino falls in a wild quarterback market. Tannehill resurrected his career in 2019 in a wild comeback season that included seven QB1 finishes in his last eight games. His reality impact was even larger, with the team exploding in a wide variety of…...

DFS Contrarian

Is It Time to Panic?

I’ve never actually read Aron Ralston’s book “Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” where he recounts getting his arm stuck while rock climbing, and then having to amputate that arm. But I think about Ralston a few times per week…....

RotoViz Hacks: Using the Screener to Drill Down on RB Usage

One of the things that’s tough to do when watching football on Sunday is to keep track of the context of every player’s usage. For example, I was really interested to see that Wendell Smallwood got a lot of work for the Eagles yesterday. But I also know that the Eagles blew out the Steelers, so some of the personnel decisions could be the product…...

RotoViz Hacks: Using the Screener to See Total Team Running Back Opportunity

I’m going to try to post more stuff about unique ways that you can use the apps on the site to increase your knowledge of what’s going on in the NFL each week, and while the title of this post would also make a great team name for a RotoViz golf team, when you see “RotoViz Hacks” in a post headline you can take that…...

Week 1 Overreactions: Dez Bryant Edition

If the only skill you had as a a fantasy player is knowing when to keep calm, and when to overreact, you’d probably win every year. Football is a high variance sport, so there are always times to buy low or sell high, it’s just that it’s hard to have perfect visibility into whether you’re actually buying low or selling high. One step I try to…...

Week 1 Overreactions: Kelvin Benjamin Edition

This will be a quick post because there’s only a very small point to be made, but if for some reason you have any teams which haven’t drafted I think it’s fair to move Kelvin Benjamin up your board…....

Target Addition – Kenneth Dixon

I’m going to try to update my targets as I make changes on my personal sheet. One player that I’m going to start looking for is Kenneth Dixon. I haven’t been on Dixon at all during the summer, mostly because it seems like people assumed he was just going to start in BAL, and I wasn’t so sure. Or at least they gave him a…...

Best Player Available is a Sham and You Should Beware Those Who Peddle It

“I mean say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.” – Walter Sobchak, The Big Lebowski Perhaps in response to the rising popularity of Zero RB as a strategy there’s been something of a recent backlash where some fantasy analysts have emerged to say that you shouldn’t get locked into Zero RB or any trendy strategy, and…...

Always Double Down on 14

Earlier today Teddy Bridgewater left Vikings practice with an apparently gruesome injury that will likely make him unavailable for the 2016 season. We really wish him the best in his return to play, so hopefully it’s not as serious as originally thought and he can make a full recovery…....

My Fantasy Draft Targets for 2016

In the past I’ve written separate pieces on a per position basis for this article. However, QB and TE end up being so sparse that I thought I could just combine all of the articles for this year. Below are the players that I am looking at in each round of the draft in order to fill out my teams. I’ve tried to note the players that I’m especially…...

The Forgotten Saints Pass Catcher Who Might be a Starter

If you weren’t paying attention, and judging by recent ADP you weren’t, Brandon Coleman started in the slot for the Saints during their second preseason game. He proceeded to see two targets from Drew Brees, while seeing six targets in the first half of the game. For the record, I know it’s easy to wildly overreact to what goes on in the preseason, so I’m not…...

Deep Dynasty Stash: The Backup Running Back in the Volatile Backfield

An interesting name to emerge recently has been Isaiah Pead, a once highly drafted back for the Rams who now finds himself an Arian Foster soft-tissue injury and Jay Ajayi arthritic knee away from starter’s touches. From CBS.com: When the Dolphins called him up in March, he called it a “blessing in disguise.” He’s repaid them as best he can-by leading the team in rushing…...

Preseason Crazed Overreactions: Tajae Sharpe Edition

Over the weekend I traded a 2017 first round pick in the Rotoworld Dynasty league in order to get back Tajae Sharpe from Ryan Forbes. Forbes won the league last year with a team that lost both Jordy Nelson and Kelvin Benjamin so there’s probably a good argument to be careful any time you’re trading with an owner who has built a team capable of…...

Overreactions from the Preseason – Browns Edition

If you caught the Browns preseason game last night then you saw some pretty fun stuff to overreact to, including Terrelle Pryor catching a 50 yard touchdown where he looked like Secretariat at the Belmont. That was definitely a fun play to watch, and maybe it’s even the case that Pryor will have some fantasy relevance this year. I’m not really targeting him anywhere for…...

The Fantasy Douche’s 10 Bold Predictions

Continuing in our 10 bold predictions series, here are 10 things that would literally make me shit my pants if they came true. 1. Jerick McKinnon Outscores Adrian Peterson in PPR Leagues Outrageous scenario: In this scenario Peterson pulls a hamstring in Week 2 and is out for a few weeks. But McKinnon is so good in AP’s absence that when the greatest RB in a…...

The Panthers’ Receiving Corps Creates a High Leverage Situation

I’m a huge Devin Funchess fan, and the off-season buzz about Funchess has only made me more excited for what’s coming. But I’ve also recently downgraded Funchess in my Panthers’ projections because I don’t think his real breakout is probably coming this year. I don’t think it’s impossible, it just doesn’t seem likely right now. I’ll explain how I got here. First, I think that…...

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