Blair Andrews

Managing Editor, Author of The Wrong Read, Occasional Fantasy Football League Winner. All opinions are someone else's.

Author Archive

In-Season Articles

In-Season Articles

The Wrong Read – Episode 2: Overthinking Heinz Field

This is the second installment of “The Wrong Read” (previously “Write to Daylight”), an article series that reflects on the latest RotoViz podcast episodes. For a brief introduction to the series, and a funny 30 Rock clip, check out episode 0. And don’t get hung up on how the articles aren’t numbered in order—I know we skipped episode 1. Numbers aren’t real…....

Efficiency-Agnostic Projections for 2017

Last offseason I put together a set of what I called efficiency-agnostic projections. These simple projections were made purely using a multiple linear regression, and assumed league-average efficiency across the board. They are efficiency-agnostic because, rather than attempting to project efficiency, I’m projecting expected points. Expected points are simply the average number of fantasy points an attempt, carry, or target has historically produced based on down, distance, and field position…....

Blair Andrews’ Perfect DRAFT Draft: An Experiment in Extreme Zero RB

You know the feeling you have after the perfect fantasy draft? The one where your draft slot allowed you to grab a personal favorite in Round 1 and then back it up with your favorite strategic approach? It’s the reason fantasy football is so much fun and the reason drafting is often the best part. This is my perfect draft…....

The Guy Behind the Guy: RotoViz’s Favorite Backup

Finding a fantasy-relevant backup can often be the difference between making or missing the playoffs in your fantasy leagues. Twenty-six RotoViz writers were recently asked to name the backup or second-stringer that most people should have on their radar. They offered their picks, explanations, and actionable advice. Find it all compiled below…....

My Favorite Dynasty Buy Low: Emmanuel Sanders

If you want to have a shot at winning your dynasty league, you’ve got to get players on your team who will provide outsized returns relative to the cost to acquire them. Based on his dynasty ADP, most people think Emmanuel Sanders is no longer a top-24 dynasty wide receiver. He’s currently the 36th WR off the board in dynasty startups. I think this price gives us a pretty nice discount considering his expected fantasy output…....

Reverse Box Score Scouting to Find Rookie Breakout Candidates

I’ve heard smart people say, when asked about the 2017 class of prospects, “there’s no Amari Cooper here.”1 In other words, there’s no can’t-miss prospect who checks every box and is the consensus No. 1 pick in dynasty rookie drafts. Okay, I’ve only heard one person say that. But I’m pretty sure it was Evan Silva, and he’s smarter than a lot of other fantasy analysts put together.  (back) Okay, I’ve only heard one person say that. But I’m pretty sure it was Evan Silva, and he’s smarter than a lot of other fantasy analysts put together…....

2017 NFL Draft Reaction: Robert Davis Goes to the Washington Redskins

Robert Davis was drafted with the 209th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins. The Redskins lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, but Davis still enters a crowded depth chart, with Washington previously making some big offseason moves. If he can manage to see the field, he gives Washington another red-zone threat…....

2017 NFL Draft Reaction: A Look at Jamaal Williams With the Green Bay Packers

Jamaal Williams was drafted with the 134th overall pick by the Green Bay Packers as they look for an early-down runner to complement pass-catching back Ty Montgomery. This is an intriguing pick for the Packers, who would no doubt like to run the ball more often than they did in 2016. Williams was a workhorse in college who accounted for more than 40 percent of BYU’s total offense…....

The Wrong Read – Episode 2: Overthinking Heinz Field

This is the second installment of “The Wrong Read” (previously “Write to Daylight”), an article series that reflects on the latest RotoViz podcast episodes. For a brief introduction to the series, and a funny 30 Rock clip, check out episode 0. And don’t get hung up on how the articles aren’t numbered in order—I know we skipped episode 1. Numbers aren’t real…....

Efficiency-Agnostic Projections for 2017

Last offseason I put together a set of what I called efficiency-agnostic projections. These simple projections were made purely using a multiple linear regression, and assumed league-average efficiency across the board. They are efficiency-agnostic because, rather than attempting to project efficiency, I’m projecting expected points. Expected points are simply the average number of fantasy points an attempt, carry, or target has historically produced based on down, distance, and field position…....

Blair Andrews’ Perfect DRAFT Draft: An Experiment in Extreme Zero RB

You know the feeling you have after the perfect fantasy draft? The one where your draft slot allowed you to grab a personal favorite in Round 1 and then back it up with your favorite strategic approach? It’s the reason fantasy football is so much fun and the reason drafting is often the best part. This is my perfect draft…....

The Guy Behind the Guy: RotoViz’s Favorite Backup

Finding a fantasy-relevant backup can often be the difference between making or missing the playoffs in your fantasy leagues. Twenty-six RotoViz writers were recently asked to name the backup or second-stringer that most people should have on their radar. They offered their picks, explanations, and actionable advice. Find it all compiled below…....

My Favorite Dynasty Buy Low: Emmanuel Sanders

If you want to have a shot at winning your dynasty league, you’ve got to get players on your team who will provide outsized returns relative to the cost to acquire them. Based on his dynasty ADP, most people think Emmanuel Sanders is no longer a top-24 dynasty wide receiver. He’s currently the 36th WR off the board in dynasty startups. I think this price gives us a pretty nice discount considering his expected fantasy output…....

Reverse Box Score Scouting to Find Rookie Breakout Candidates

I’ve heard smart people say, when asked about the 2017 class of prospects, “there’s no Amari Cooper here.”1 In other words, there’s no can’t-miss prospect who checks every box and is the consensus No. 1 pick in dynasty rookie drafts. Okay, I’ve only heard one person say that. But I’m pretty sure it was Evan Silva, and he’s smarter than a lot of other fantasy analysts put together.  (back) Okay, I’ve only heard one person say that. But I’m pretty sure it was Evan Silva, and he’s smarter than a lot of other fantasy analysts put together…....

2017 NFL Draft Reaction: Robert Davis Goes to the Washington Redskins

Robert Davis was drafted with the 209th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins. The Redskins lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, but Davis still enters a crowded depth chart, with Washington previously making some big offseason moves. If he can manage to see the field, he gives Washington another red-zone threat…....

2017 NFL Draft Reaction: A Look at Jamaal Williams With the Green Bay Packers

Jamaal Williams was drafted with the 134th overall pick by the Green Bay Packers as they look for an early-down runner to complement pass-catching back Ty Montgomery. This is an intriguing pick for the Packers, who would no doubt like to run the ball more often than they did in 2016. Williams was a workhorse in college who accounted for more than 40 percent of BYU’s total offense…....

The Wrong Read – Episode 2: Overthinking Heinz Field

This is the second installment of “The Wrong Read” (previously “Write to Daylight”), an article series that reflects on the latest RotoViz podcast episodes. For a brief introduction to the series, and a funny 30 Rock clip, check out episode 0. And don’t get hung up on how the articles aren’t numbered in…...

Efficiency-Agnostic Projections for 2017

Last offseason I put together a set of what I called efficiency-agnostic projections. These simple projections were made purely using a multiple linear regression, and assumed league-average efficiency across the board. They are efficiency-agnostic because, rather than attempting to project efficiency, I’m projecting expected points. Expected points are simply the…...

Blair Andrews’ Perfect DRAFT Draft: An Experiment in Extreme Zero RB

You know the feeling you have after the perfect fantasy draft? The one where your draft slot allowed you to grab a personal favorite in Round 1 and then back it up with your favorite strategic approach? It’s the reason fantasy football is so much fun and the reason drafting…...

The Guy Behind the Guy: RotoViz’s Favorite Backup

Finding a fantasy-relevant backup can often be the difference between making or missing the playoffs in your fantasy leagues. Twenty-six RotoViz writers were recently asked to name the backup or second-stringer that most people should have on their radar. They offered their picks, explanations, and actionable advice. Find it all…...

My Favorite Dynasty Buy Low: Emmanuel Sanders

If you want to have a shot at winning your dynasty league, you’ve got to get players on your team who will provide outsized returns relative to the cost to acquire them. Based on his dynasty ADP, most people think Emmanuel Sanders is no longer a top-24 dynasty wide receiver…....

Reverse Box Score Scouting to Find Rookie Breakout Candidates

I’ve heard smart people say, when asked about the 2017 class of prospects, “there’s no Amari Cooper here.”1 In other words, there’s no can’t-miss prospect who checks every box and is the consensus No. 1 pick in dynasty rookie drafts. Okay, I’ve only heard one person say that. But I’m…...

2017 NFL Draft Reaction: Robert Davis Goes to the Washington Redskins

Robert Davis was drafted with the 209th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins. The Redskins lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, but Davis still enters a crowded depth chart, with Washington previously making some big offseason moves. If he can manage to see the field, he…...

What we do
Connect
Support

rotovizmain@gmail.com

Sign-up today for our free Premium Email subscription!

© 2020 RotoViz. All rights Reserved.