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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 the summer of 2016, Howard was a favorite of RotoViz draft guru Jon Moore. His collegiate age-adjusted production was impressive and pointed to him as a top sleeper. The Bears rookie immediately paid dividends with…...

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 of Maryland, Diggs immediately overcame his fifth-round draft slot and proved the comparisons to Antonio Brown were no fluke. Diggs was a top-15 WR in PPG from 2016 to 2018. Unfortunately, he missed six games…...

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 were even better during the season’s first half before injuries slowed him down the stretch. Despite the injuries, Hooper’s season was a special one. He finished top-six in virtually every TE receiving category, including fourth…...

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 categories after his elevation to the starting lineup. The Titans averaged a full point more per drive with Tannehill under center, and their passing game took off. He led the league in QBR, finished second in…...

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 of an unusual game flow…....

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 to mean it will show you some way to use the apps…....

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 go through in evaluating buy low and sell highs is whether the thesis that I had originally is still intact. For example, I drafted CJ Spiller over the weekend thinking that he could have a…...

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…....

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 the summer of 2016, Howard was a favorite of RotoViz draft guru Jon Moore. His collegiate age-adjusted production was impressive and pointed to him as a top sleeper. The Bears rookie immediately paid dividends with…...

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 of Maryland, Diggs immediately overcame his fifth-round draft slot and proved the comparisons to Antonio Brown were no fluke. Diggs was a top-15 WR in PPG from 2016 to 2018. Unfortunately, he missed six games…...

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 were even better during the season’s first half before injuries slowed him down the stretch. Despite the injuries, Hooper’s season was a special one. He finished top-six in virtually every TE receiving category, including fourth…...

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 categories after his elevation to the starting lineup. The Titans averaged a full point more per drive with Tannehill under center, and their passing game took off. He led the league in QBR, finished second in…...

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 of an unusual game flow…....

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 to mean it will show you some way to use the apps…....

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 go through in evaluating buy low and sell highs is whether the thesis that I had originally is still intact. For example, I drafted CJ Spiller over the weekend thinking that he could have a…...

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…....

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…...

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…...

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…....

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