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Marshaun Coprich – Running Back Prospect Profile

After five invitations to the NFL Combine went out to FCS running backs last year it’s disappointing to see that Marshaun Coprich is the lone representative of the FCS in 2016. In fact, Coprich is one of only four non-Power 5 running backs that received NFL Combine invitations. FELONY ARREST This time last year Marshaun Coprich was a little less than two months away from selling marijuana to an undercover police officer. Yes you read that right. He accepted a plea agreement and is still on probation. Reports on Coprich since then seem to indicate that he’s turned his life around. At any…...

Tyler Ervin Getting Love and other Running Back Updates

I’m not Matthew Freedman but I hope you will still enjoy this running back companion piece to the almost too timely updates from the RotoViz Scouting Index scouting index. While I’m a different writer the intent will be the same – excluding references to any running back’s junk-in-the-trunk.  This article will respond to the February 10th RSI update which was written prior to combine invitations being made public.  TYLER ERVIN MOVING UP The new RSI is getting closer to where I’ve had Tyler Ervin ranked so my thoughts are somewhat confirmed. Ervin is one of the undersized backs in this class at 5…...

The 2016 RotoViz Scouting IDP Diary

We have an excellent offensive rookie draft prospect tracking system here at RotoViz. I hope to give those that wish to follow IDP something similar, but in a different format…....

Week 16 QB Streamers and the Streamer of the Week

Hello to the weekly readers of this article (myself included). Anthony asked me to fill in this week, and I’ll do my best to channel my inner Amico when presenting the streamer options in what for some is the most important streaming week of the season. In DFS my typical setup is to go cheap at QB, and in season long leagues I have rarely drafted a QB before the 10th round so streaming is in my DNA. When surveying the possibilities this week, I was glad to see some exploitable opportunities. Following Amico’s guide, I used a weekly survey of our Rotoviz…...

2016 Bowl Prospect Preview: Thomas Sperbeck, WR, Boise State

Thomas Sperbeck is a 6 – 0, 173 pound former high school quarterback who is currently a junior at Boise State University. He was recruited for a variety of positions including safety, QB, and wide receiver. He’s currently finishing off the best receiving yardage season in Boise State history but has developed very little buzz at the moment among draft scout circles. In fact, Sperbeck does not yet appear in our Rotoviz Scouting Index as he’s not expected to enter the draft this year. A search of his name here at RotoViz yields no results as well. The Thomas Sperbeck Portfolio…...

2015 IDP Draft Strategy So Simple It Must Work

IDP 2014 was the year of the season-ending injury to three-down linebackers. During the offseason I’ve been analyzing how to play all of these LB injuries in redrafts. At first I thought fading all of the injured players could be the strategy, but when the ADP data started to roll in I took a step back and realized some incredible injury discounts were being created. My thoughts had yet to fully crystalize until fellow RotoViz contributor Charles Kleinheksel shared with me the results of a unique IDP league draft he participated in this summer. What stood out was the high number…...

IDP Rundown: Notes on Shamarko Thomas, Will Hill, Shea McClellan

Camp news is coming fast and furious so I’ll highlight some important movements as they relate to value creation or destruction in IDP. Will Hill Matt Elam was a post-hype all-star, but unfortunately for his fantasy owners, any chance of an ROI is postponed as he undergoes surgery for a biceps tear. Elam was competing with Will Hill for the starting strong safety job, and now it appears all but certain to go to Hill. The Ravens defense is a work in progress and has yet to fill the void at strong safety when Bernard Pollard left via free agency. Hill makes…...

IDP Fantasy Football: Tackle Friendly Schedules

While it’s not new to IDP circles that certain stadium crews are more likely to award tackles than assists and some award assists at an even higher rate, I thought it would be helpful to visualize these stadium differences. By averaging the number of solo tackles per play at the stadiums these are the best and worst stadiums in terms of awarding solo tackles. Solo Tackles Per Play – Top 25% Team Avg NYJ 1.21 Buffalo 1.14 NYG 1.13 Washington 1.13 Cincinnati 1.08 San Diego 1.08 Tampa Bay 1.04 Seattle 1.03 Solo Tackles Per Play – Bottom 25% Team Avg Jacksonville 0.92 Denver 0.92 KC 0.92…...

Post-Draft IDP Opportunity Report: AFC

Simply knowing if the numbers are on your side in terms of opportunity can help identify under the radar rookies to target in IDP drafts. To get these numbers, the RotoViz IDP department has taken the total of the remaining plays available for each team and at each position following free agency to give us a numerical view of where opportunity lies. There are potential off-label uses of this information as well as you evaluate veterans. I list the opportunities in order of personal preference. Do make sure you’ve looked at the divisional tackle opportunity articles such as this one on…...

Marshaun Coprich – Running Back Prospect Profile

After five invitations to the NFL Combine went out to FCS running backs last year it’s disappointing to see that Marshaun Coprich is the lone representative of the FCS in 2016. In fact, Coprich is one of only four non-Power 5 running backs that received NFL Combine invitations. FELONY ARREST This time last year Marshaun Coprich was a little less than two months away from selling marijuana to an undercover police officer. Yes you read that right. He accepted a plea agreement and is still on probation. Reports on Coprich since then seem to indicate that he’s turned his life around. At any…...

Tyler Ervin Getting Love and other Running Back Updates

I’m not Matthew Freedman but I hope you will still enjoy this running back companion piece to the almost too timely updates from the RotoViz Scouting Index scouting index. While I’m a different writer the intent will be the same – excluding references to any running back’s junk-in-the-trunk.  This article will respond to the February 10th RSI update which was written prior to combine invitations being made public.  TYLER ERVIN MOVING UP The new RSI is getting closer to where I’ve had Tyler Ervin ranked so my thoughts are somewhat confirmed. Ervin is one of the undersized backs in this class at 5…...

The 2016 RotoViz Scouting IDP Diary

We have an excellent offensive rookie draft prospect tracking system here at RotoViz. I hope to give those that wish to follow IDP something similar, but in a different format…....

Week 16 QB Streamers and the Streamer of the Week

Hello to the weekly readers of this article (myself included). Anthony asked me to fill in this week, and I’ll do my best to channel my inner Amico when presenting the streamer options in what for some is the most important streaming week of the season. In DFS my typical setup is to go cheap at QB, and in season long leagues I have rarely drafted a QB before the 10th round so streaming is in my DNA. When surveying the possibilities this week, I was glad to see some exploitable opportunities. Following Amico’s guide, I used a weekly survey of our Rotoviz…...

2016 Bowl Prospect Preview: Thomas Sperbeck, WR, Boise State

Thomas Sperbeck is a 6 – 0, 173 pound former high school quarterback who is currently a junior at Boise State University. He was recruited for a variety of positions including safety, QB, and wide receiver. He’s currently finishing off the best receiving yardage season in Boise State history but has developed very little buzz at the moment among draft scout circles. In fact, Sperbeck does not yet appear in our Rotoviz Scouting Index as he’s not expected to enter the draft this year. A search of his name here at RotoViz yields no results as well. The Thomas Sperbeck Portfolio…...

2015 IDP Draft Strategy So Simple It Must Work

IDP 2014 was the year of the season-ending injury to three-down linebackers. During the offseason I’ve been analyzing how to play all of these LB injuries in redrafts. At first I thought fading all of the injured players could be the strategy, but when the ADP data started to roll in I took a step back and realized some incredible injury discounts were being created. My thoughts had yet to fully crystalize until fellow RotoViz contributor Charles Kleinheksel shared with me the results of a unique IDP league draft he participated in this summer. What stood out was the high number…...

IDP Rundown: Notes on Shamarko Thomas, Will Hill, Shea McClellan

Camp news is coming fast and furious so I’ll highlight some important movements as they relate to value creation or destruction in IDP. Will Hill Matt Elam was a post-hype all-star, but unfortunately for his fantasy owners, any chance of an ROI is postponed as he undergoes surgery for a biceps tear. Elam was competing with Will Hill for the starting strong safety job, and now it appears all but certain to go to Hill. The Ravens defense is a work in progress and has yet to fill the void at strong safety when Bernard Pollard left via free agency. Hill makes…...

IDP Fantasy Football: Tackle Friendly Schedules

While it’s not new to IDP circles that certain stadium crews are more likely to award tackles than assists and some award assists at an even higher rate, I thought it would be helpful to visualize these stadium differences. By averaging the number of solo tackles per play at the stadiums these are the best and worst stadiums in terms of awarding solo tackles. Solo Tackles Per Play – Top 25% Team Avg NYJ 1.21 Buffalo 1.14 NYG 1.13 Washington 1.13 Cincinnati 1.08 San Diego 1.08 Tampa Bay 1.04 Seattle 1.03 Solo Tackles Per Play – Bottom 25% Team Avg Jacksonville 0.92 Denver 0.92 KC 0.92…...

Post-Draft IDP Opportunity Report: AFC

Simply knowing if the numbers are on your side in terms of opportunity can help identify under the radar rookies to target in IDP drafts. To get these numbers, the RotoViz IDP department has taken the total of the remaining plays available for each team and at each position following free agency to give us a numerical view of where opportunity lies. There are potential off-label uses of this information as well as you evaluate veterans. I list the opportunities in order of personal preference. Do make sure you’ve looked at the divisional tackle opportunity articles such as this one on…...

Marshaun Coprich – Running Back Prospect Profile

After five invitations to the NFL Combine went out to FCS running backs last year it’s disappointing to see that Marshaun Coprich is the lone representative of the FCS in 2016. In fact, Coprich is one of only four non-Power 5 running backs that received NFL Combine invitations. FELONY ARREST This time…...

Tyler Ervin Getting Love and other Running Back Updates

I’m not Matthew Freedman but I hope you will still enjoy this running back companion piece to the almost too timely updates from the RotoViz Scouting Index scouting index. While I’m a different writer the intent will be the same – excluding references to any running back’s junk-in-the-trunk.  This article will…...

The 2016 RotoViz Scouting IDP Diary

We have an excellent offensive rookie draft prospect tracking system here at RotoViz. I hope to give those that wish to follow IDP something similar, but in a different format…....

Week 16 QB Streamers and the Streamer of the Week

Hello to the weekly readers of this article (myself included). Anthony asked me to fill in this week, and I’ll do my best to channel my inner Amico when presenting the streamer options in what for some is the most important streaming week of the season. In DFS my typical setup is…...

2016 Bowl Prospect Preview: Thomas Sperbeck, WR, Boise State

Thomas Sperbeck is a 6 – 0, 173 pound former high school quarterback who is currently a junior at Boise State University. He was recruited for a variety of positions including safety, QB, and wide receiver. He’s currently finishing off the best receiving yardage season in Boise State history but has…...

2015 IDP Draft Strategy So Simple It Must Work

IDP 2014 was the year of the season-ending injury to three-down linebackers. During the offseason I’ve been analyzing how to play all of these LB injuries in redrafts. At first I thought fading all of the injured players could be the strategy, but when the ADP data started to roll…...

IDP Rundown: Notes on Shamarko Thomas, Will Hill, Shea McClellan

Camp news is coming fast and furious so I’ll highlight some important movements as they relate to value creation or destruction in IDP. Will Hill Matt Elam was a post-hype all-star, but unfortunately for his fantasy owners, any chance of an ROI is postponed as he undergoes surgery for a biceps…...

IDP Fantasy Football: Tackle Friendly Schedules

While it’s not new to IDP circles that certain stadium crews are more likely to award tackles than assists and some award assists at an even higher rate, I thought it would be helpful to visualize these stadium differences. By averaging the number of solo tackles per play at the stadiums these are…...

Post-Draft IDP Opportunity Report: AFC

Simply knowing if the numbers are on your side in terms of opportunity can help identify under the radar rookies to target in IDP drafts. To get these numbers, the RotoViz IDP department has taken the total of the remaining plays available for each team and at each position following…...

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