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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 great chance of winning the RB battle there. Here’s a graph that shows his ADP over time. You can see that as it became less clear that Dixon would start, his ADP tanked. Interestingly though,…...

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 instead you should employ the revolutionary and groundbreaking strategy of just picking the best players. Thank Christ we have these people because I really am not sure what we would do without them. Let’s think…...

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 high on with a “Priority Target” label, which is to say that if that player ends up on a team that isn’t mine, I become incredibly disappointed. My roster construction this year starts with two…...

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 saying that Coleman starting in that game means he’ll start 16 games for the Saints. However, in some situations the information we get from the preseason isn’t any lower in quality than the information we…...

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 this preseason with 98 yards on 14 attempts, averaging seven yards per touch; Jay Ajayi and Arian Foster together have combined for 20 yards on 10 attempts, averaging two yards per. Suddenly, Pead finds himself…...

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 performing such a feat. There’s also probably a good argument to simply underrate all of the news that we hear in the off-season and preseason – like training camp buzz – and instead pay more…...

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 now just because it seems like Corey Coleman and Josh Gordon are still more likely to lead that team in targets. My guess is that Pryor’s odds of passing Coleman in the target pecking order…...

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 generation (who has fewer 300-point PPR seasons than Matt Forte) comes back, he’s in a full-on timeshare with a young back. AP gets the rushing yards, but McKinnon becomes a key part of Norv Turner’s…...

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 the team likes what Ted Ginn brings to the offense, and I can’t fault them for that. Ginn is a field stretcher that they can probably benefit from, considering that their other top receiving options…...

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 great chance of winning the RB battle there. Here’s a graph that shows his ADP over time. You can see that as it became less clear that Dixon would start, his ADP tanked. Interestingly though,…...

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 instead you should employ the revolutionary and groundbreaking strategy of just picking the best players. Thank Christ we have these people because I really am not sure what we would do without them. Let’s think…...

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 high on with a “Priority Target” label, which is to say that if that player ends up on a team that isn’t mine, I become incredibly disappointed. My roster construction this year starts with two…...

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 saying that Coleman starting in that game means he’ll start 16 games for the Saints. However, in some situations the information we get from the preseason isn’t any lower in quality than the information we…...

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 this preseason with 98 yards on 14 attempts, averaging seven yards per touch; Jay Ajayi and Arian Foster together have combined for 20 yards on 10 attempts, averaging two yards per. Suddenly, Pead finds himself…...

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 performing such a feat. There’s also probably a good argument to simply underrate all of the news that we hear in the off-season and preseason – like training camp buzz – and instead pay more…...

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 now just because it seems like Corey Coleman and Josh Gordon are still more likely to lead that team in targets. My guess is that Pryor’s odds of passing Coleman in the target pecking order…...

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 generation (who has fewer 300-point PPR seasons than Matt Forte) comes back, he’s in a full-on timeshare with a young back. AP gets the rushing yards, but McKinnon becomes a key part of Norv Turner’s…...

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 the team likes what Ted Ginn brings to the offense, and I can’t fault them for that. Ginn is a field stretcher that they can probably benefit from, considering that their other top receiving options…...

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…...

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…...

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…...

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…...

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…...

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…...

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…...

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…....

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…...

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