Blair Andrews

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

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3 Rookies Become Year 2 Breakout Candidates: What Expected Points Are Telling Us After Week 14

If you spend any time reading RotoViz, eventually you’ll hear us talking about expected points. Expected points (EP) are the number of fantasy points that a target or carry should score based on game situation — down, distance, and field position. In other words, expected points allow us to transform raw opportunity, such as carries and targets, directly into fantasy points. From there we can look at how players actually perform with their opportunity — how many points they actually score — and arrive at a player’s fantasy points over expectation (FPOE). FPOE turns out to be a catch-all efficiency…...

Zero RB Watch List: NFC Week 14 – Derrius Guice Gives Washington Hope, and Other NFC Battles to Watch

Blair Andrews examines the running back workloads for the most contentious NFC backfields ahead of Week 14. Every fantasy team can use a breakout RB, whether their owners drafted them as Zero-RB squads or not. The Zero RB Watch List helps to find these breakout stars before they hit. But it also helps you understand which of the high-profile backs you should be buying and selling based on workload shifts. We’ll use the RotoViz Screener and the NFL Stat Explorer to dive into the advanced stats for the NFC backfields where battles still rage, focusing on expected points (EP), fantasy…...

Scoreless Streaks and Second-Year Breakouts: What Expected Points Are Telling Us After Week 13

If you spend any time reading RotoViz, eventually you’ll hear us talking about expected points. Expected points (EP) are the number of fantasy points that a target or carry should score based on game situation — down, distance, and field position. In other words, expected points allow us to transform raw opportunity, such as carries and targets, directly into fantasy points. From there we can look at how players actually perform with their opportunity — how many points they actually score — and arrive at a player’s fantasy points over expectation (FPOE). FPOE turns out to be a catch-all efficiency…...

Zero RB Watch List: AFC Week 13, Backfield Battles Edition – Jonathan Williams Looks Just Like Marlon Mack In Every Way But One

Blair Andrews examines the running back workloads for the most contentious AFC backfields ahead of Week 13. By now, a lot of backfield workload splits are pretty clear, or dominated by workhorse RBs. But there are still a handful of battles raging that present opportunities for savvy fantasy owners. We’ll use the RotoViz Screener and the NFL Stat Explorer to dive into the Week 12 advanced stats for backfields in which these battles are ongoing, focusing on expected points (EP), fantasy points over expectations (FPOE), and opportunity (targets and carries). Baltimore Ravens Baltimore looks like a backfield with a battle…...

2 RBs Battle for the No. 1 Overall Pick and Rookie WRs Battle to Be the Next Breakout: What Expected Points Are Telling Us After Week 12

If you spend any time reading RotoViz, eventually you’ll hear us talking about expected points. Expected points (EP) are the number of fantasy points that a target or carry should score based on game situation — down, distance, and field position. In other words, expected points allow us to transform raw opportunity, such as carries and targets, directly into fantasy points. From there we can look at how players actually perform with their opportunity — how many points they actually score — and arrive at a player’s fantasy points over expectation (FPOE). FPOE turns out to be a catch-all efficiency…...

Zero RB Watch List: NFC Week 12 – Tarik Cohen Is Still an NFL Player

Blair Andrews examines the running back workloads for every NFC backfield ahead of Week 12. Every fantasy team can use a breakout RB, whether their owners drafted them as Zero-RB squads or not. The Zero RB Watch List helps to find these breakout stars before they hit. But it also helps you understand which of the high-profile backs you should be buying and selling based on workload shifts. We’ll use the RotoViz Screener and the NFL Stat Explorer to dive into the advanced stats for every backfield, focusing on expected points (EP), fantasy points over expectations (FPOE), and opportunity (targets…...

(Not) Surprising Breakouts and New Career Highs: What Expected Points Are Telling Us After Week 11

If you spend any time reading RotoViz, eventually you’ll hear us talking about expected points. Expected points (EP) are the number of fantasy points that a target or carry should score based on game situation — down, distance, and field position. In other words, expected points allow us to transform raw opportunity, such as carries and targets, directly into fantasy points. From there we can look at how players actually perform with their opportunity — how many points they actually score — and arrive at a player’s fantasy points over expectation (FPOE). FPOE turns out to be a catch-all efficiency…...

Zero RB Watch List: AFC Week 11 – Patrick Laird SZN! (Oh, and Kareem Hunt Is Back, Austin Ekeler Is Still Good, and Derrick Henry Did Some Stuff)

Blair Andrews examines the running back workloads for every AFC backfield ahead of Week 11. Almost every fantasy team can use a breakout RB, whether they were drafted as a Zero-RB squad or not. The Zero RB Watch List helps to find these breakout stars before they hit. But it also helps you understand which of the high-profile backs you should be buying and selling based on workload shifts. We’ll use the RotoViz Screener and the NFL Stat Explorer to dive into the Week 10 advanced stats for every backfield, focusing on expected points (EP), fantasy points over expectations (FPOE),…...

Nick Chubb Almost Destroys Week 10 and Christian McCaffrey Actually Destroys Everyone Else’s Fantasy Teams: What Expected Points Are Telling Us After Week 10

If you spend any time reading RotoViz, eventually you’ll hear us talking about expected points. Expected points (EP) are the number of fantasy points that a target or carry should score based on game situation — down, distance, and field position. In other words, expected points allow us to transform raw opportunity, such as carries and targets, directly into fantasy points. From there we can look at how players actually perform with their opportunity — how many points they actually score — and arrive at a player’s fantasy points over expectation (FPOE). FPOE turns out to be a catch-all efficiency…...

Zero RB Watch List: NFC Week 10 – Ronald Jones Truthers Are Vindicated and Rashaad Penny Truthers Rethink Their Life Decisions

Blair Andrews examines the running back workloads for every NFC backfield ahead of Week 10. Every fantasy team can use a breakout RB, whether their owners drafted them as Zero-RB squads or not. The Zero RB Watch List helps to find these breakout stars before they hit. But it also helps you understand which of the high-profile backs you should be buying and selling based on workload shifts. We’ll use the RotoViz Screener and the NFL Stat Explorer to dive into the advanced stats for every backfield, focusing on expected points (EP), fantasy points over expectations (FPOE), and opportunity (targets…...

3 Rookies Become Year 2 Breakout Candidates: What Expected Points Are Telling Us After Week 14

If you spend any time reading RotoViz, eventually you’ll hear us talking about expected points. Expected points (EP) are the number of fantasy points that a target or carry should score based on game situation — down, distance, and field position. In other words, expected points allow us to transform raw opportunity, such as carries and targets, directly into fantasy points. From there we can look at how players actually perform with their opportunity — how many points they actually score — and arrive at a player’s fantasy points over expectation (FPOE). FPOE turns out to be a catch-all efficiency…...

Zero RB Watch List: NFC Week 14 – Derrius Guice Gives Washington Hope, and Other NFC Battles to Watch

Blair Andrews examines the running back workloads for the most contentious NFC backfields ahead of Week 14. Every fantasy team can use a breakout RB, whether their owners drafted them as Zero-RB squads or not. The Zero RB Watch List helps to find these breakout stars before they hit. But it also helps you understand which of the high-profile backs you should be buying and selling based on workload shifts. We’ll use the RotoViz Screener and the NFL Stat Explorer to dive into the advanced stats for the NFC backfields where battles still rage, focusing on expected points (EP), fantasy…...

Scoreless Streaks and Second-Year Breakouts: What Expected Points Are Telling Us After Week 13

If you spend any time reading RotoViz, eventually you’ll hear us talking about expected points. Expected points (EP) are the number of fantasy points that a target or carry should score based on game situation — down, distance, and field position. In other words, expected points allow us to transform raw opportunity, such as carries and targets, directly into fantasy points. From there we can look at how players actually perform with their opportunity — how many points they actually score — and arrive at a player’s fantasy points over expectation (FPOE). FPOE turns out to be a catch-all efficiency…...

Zero RB Watch List: AFC Week 13, Backfield Battles Edition – Jonathan Williams Looks Just Like Marlon Mack In Every Way But One

Blair Andrews examines the running back workloads for the most contentious AFC backfields ahead of Week 13. By now, a lot of backfield workload splits are pretty clear, or dominated by workhorse RBs. But there are still a handful of battles raging that present opportunities for savvy fantasy owners. We’ll use the RotoViz Screener and the NFL Stat Explorer to dive into the Week 12 advanced stats for backfields in which these battles are ongoing, focusing on expected points (EP), fantasy points over expectations (FPOE), and opportunity (targets and carries). Baltimore Ravens Baltimore looks like a backfield with a battle…...

2 RBs Battle for the No. 1 Overall Pick and Rookie WRs Battle to Be the Next Breakout: What Expected Points Are Telling Us After Week 12

If you spend any time reading RotoViz, eventually you’ll hear us talking about expected points. Expected points (EP) are the number of fantasy points that a target or carry should score based on game situation — down, distance, and field position. In other words, expected points allow us to transform raw opportunity, such as carries and targets, directly into fantasy points. From there we can look at how players actually perform with their opportunity — how many points they actually score — and arrive at a player’s fantasy points over expectation (FPOE). FPOE turns out to be a catch-all efficiency…...

Zero RB Watch List: NFC Week 12 – Tarik Cohen Is Still an NFL Player

Blair Andrews examines the running back workloads for every NFC backfield ahead of Week 12. Every fantasy team can use a breakout RB, whether their owners drafted them as Zero-RB squads or not. The Zero RB Watch List helps to find these breakout stars before they hit. But it also helps you understand which of the high-profile backs you should be buying and selling based on workload shifts. We’ll use the RotoViz Screener and the NFL Stat Explorer to dive into the advanced stats for every backfield, focusing on expected points (EP), fantasy points over expectations (FPOE), and opportunity (targets…...

(Not) Surprising Breakouts and New Career Highs: What Expected Points Are Telling Us After Week 11

If you spend any time reading RotoViz, eventually you’ll hear us talking about expected points. Expected points (EP) are the number of fantasy points that a target or carry should score based on game situation — down, distance, and field position. In other words, expected points allow us to transform raw opportunity, such as carries and targets, directly into fantasy points. From there we can look at how players actually perform with their opportunity — how many points they actually score — and arrive at a player’s fantasy points over expectation (FPOE). FPOE turns out to be a catch-all efficiency…...

Zero RB Watch List: AFC Week 11 – Patrick Laird SZN! (Oh, and Kareem Hunt Is Back, Austin Ekeler Is Still Good, and Derrick Henry Did Some Stuff)

Blair Andrews examines the running back workloads for every AFC backfield ahead of Week 11. Almost every fantasy team can use a breakout RB, whether they were drafted as a Zero-RB squad or not. The Zero RB Watch List helps to find these breakout stars before they hit. But it also helps you understand which of the high-profile backs you should be buying and selling based on workload shifts. We’ll use the RotoViz Screener and the NFL Stat Explorer to dive into the Week 10 advanced stats for every backfield, focusing on expected points (EP), fantasy points over expectations (FPOE),…...

Nick Chubb Almost Destroys Week 10 and Christian McCaffrey Actually Destroys Everyone Else’s Fantasy Teams: What Expected Points Are Telling Us After Week 10

If you spend any time reading RotoViz, eventually you’ll hear us talking about expected points. Expected points (EP) are the number of fantasy points that a target or carry should score based on game situation — down, distance, and field position. In other words, expected points allow us to transform raw opportunity, such as carries and targets, directly into fantasy points. From there we can look at how players actually perform with their opportunity — how many points they actually score — and arrive at a player’s fantasy points over expectation (FPOE). FPOE turns out to be a catch-all efficiency…...

Zero RB Watch List: NFC Week 10 – Ronald Jones Truthers Are Vindicated and Rashaad Penny Truthers Rethink Their Life Decisions

Blair Andrews examines the running back workloads for every NFC backfield ahead of Week 10. Every fantasy team can use a breakout RB, whether their owners drafted them as Zero-RB squads or not. The Zero RB Watch List helps to find these breakout stars before they hit. But it also helps you understand which of the high-profile backs you should be buying and selling based on workload shifts. We’ll use the RotoViz Screener and the NFL Stat Explorer to dive into the advanced stats for every backfield, focusing on expected points (EP), fantasy points over expectations (FPOE), and opportunity (targets…...

Zero RB Watch List: NFC Week 12 – Tarik Cohen Is Still an NFL Player

Blair Andrews examines the running back workloads for every NFC backfield ahead of Week 12. Every fantasy team can use a breakout RB, whether their owners drafted them as Zero-RB squads or not. The Zero RB Watch List helps to find these breakout stars before they hit. But it also…...

Nick Chubb Almost Destroys Week 10 and Christian McCaffrey Actually Destroys Everyone Else’s Fantasy Teams: What Expected Points Are Telling Us After Week 10

If you spend any time reading RotoViz, eventually you’ll hear us talking about expected points. Expected points (EP) are the number of fantasy points that a target or carry should score based on game situation — down, distance, and field position. In other words, expected points allow us to transform…...

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