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The “Perfect” Auction Draft: Tactics and Player Targets for the Most Fun Format in Fantasy

You know that feeling when you finish a draft and can’t find any mistakes? Everything just falls perfectly in line with your plan and you wouldn’t change anything. Today we’ll be taking a look at one such perfect auction draft in a PPR league As was the case in the most recent edition of the Perfect Draft series where we looked at Superflex, I will follow these rules for my “Perfect Draft”: Since there’s no standardized average auction price, I’ll be using averages from FantasyPros, ESPN, and Yahoo. The league is assumed to be 12 teams with a $200 auction…...

The “Perfect” Draft for Your Superflex Fantasy Football Formats

You know that feeling when you finish a draft and can’t find any mistakes? Everything just falls perfectly in line with your plan and you wouldn’t change anything. Today we’ll be taking a look at one such perfect draft in superflex PPR leagues. As stated in the previous draft, I will follow these rules for my “Perfect Draft”: I can reach for players early, but I can only assume a player will be available if their Average Draft Position is within two spots of the selection. Since they’ve transitioned to a superflex format, I’ll use FFPC ADP from the FFPC Dashboard…....

The “Perfect” Draft for Your Half-PPR Fantasy Football Formats

You know that feeling when you finish a draft and can’t find any mistakes? Everything just falls perfectly in line with your plan and you wouldn’t change anything. Today we’ll be taking a look at one such perfect draft in 0.5-point-per-reception leagues. As stated in the Non-PPR draft, I will follow these rules for my “Perfect Draft”: I can reach for players early, but I can only assume a player will be available if their Average Draft Position is within two spots of the selection. Since they’ve transitioned to 0.5 PPR as their standard, I’ll use ADP from Yahoo. The team…...

The “Perfect” Draft for Your Traditional, Non-PPR Fantasy Football Formats

You know that feeling when you finish a draft and can’t find any mistakes? Everything just falls in place perfectly in line with your plan and you just feel perfect. Today, we’ll kick of the series with the OG league – 12-team, non-PPR scoring. While it’s no longer the standard for some of the primary fantasy outlets, plenty of leagues still run the traditional format. A few rules for my Perfect Draft: I can reach for players early, but I can only assume a player will be available if their Average Draft Position is within two spots of the selection…....

2 Wide Receivers Whose Prices Haven’t Caught Up with Their Opportunity

Volume is king when it comes to fantasy football. Whether it’s touches per game for a running back or targets for a wide receiver, usage is the biggest indicator of potential fantasy production. And sometimes it’s in unexpected places that we find meaningful usage rates for the WR position. Weighted Opportunity Rating, or WOPR, is a metric created by Josh Hermesmeyer that measures a receivers opportunity weighted by what really matters for production. It mixes target share with market share of air yards to produce an accurate representation of the receiver’s usage. And thanks to his sortable data over at…...

3 Non-Power-5 Devy Wide Receivers to Target

In devy leagues, Power-5 schools produce many of the top assets, and generally that makes perfect sense. Top high school prospects traditionally pick major programs to play out their college careers in hopes of improved draft stock and the chance at a national championship. But there are always a few gems at the small schools. Whether they were late-bloomers or were forced to transfer, non-Power-5-conference players have made an impact at the NFL level. As devy assets, they can be acquired at low prices. So today, I’ll take a look at three smaller school prospects that are worth a stash…...

Ito Smith is a Perfect Zero RB Target

If you’re a long-time reader of RotoViz, you’re very familiar with the Zero-running-back draft strategy. In short, finding high upside RBs at a low price while stockpiling proven receivers in the early rounds is the main goal. And with his position on the depth chart and a late-round average draft position, Ito Smith is a great target. As a Prospect Several Rotoviz writers identified Smith as a potential sleeper in a strong draft class. Devin McIntyre noted that Smith’s size and receiving production projected him in a Theo Riddick-type role. And Blair Andrews had this to say in his 2018…...

3 Inexpensive Devy Assets Poised For a Breakout … and a Price Increase

Acquiring devy assets is kind of like investing in the stock market. With time remaining in college, their value could drastically increase with a productive season or it could tank just as quickly. For rebuilding teams, this increases the importance of hitting on early-round picks. Additionally, with the volatility of these selections, finding a late-round gem can be incredibly valuable to teams. Whether the player is coming from an under-the-radar college team or hasn’t broken out, skill players can quickly see their value skyrocket. Players like J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler, and Darrell Henderson came from relative anonymity to become high selections…...

Will Fuller Is the Ultimate Best Ball Target, and He’s Available at a Discount

  Consistency and upside are typically built into a player’s price during the draft, but other factors can sometimes lower the acquisition cost and turn a player into a value. Despite there being only a small sample size, Will Fuller has proven in the last two seasons that he’s a WR1 in games with Deshaun Watson. Even with the injury risks, he’s one of my favorite targets in best ball leagues. What’s His Upside? Since joining the league in 2016, Fuller has been a boom/bust player, which matched his prospect expectations. Using the Box Score Scout, his top sim scores were Brandin…...

3 Rookie WRs I’m Targeting in Dynasty Leagues After the NFL Draft

  With the NFL Draft in the books, it’s time to turn our attention to dynasty league rookie drafts. Some wide receivers landed in perfect situations while others fell further than expected. With receivers like Hakeem Butler and Kelvin Harmon slipping to Day 3, rookie draft position is in flux. However, some names were called before they were expected and landed with teams that could provide immediate opportunity. Using the Rotoviz Box Score Scout app, team situations, and pre-draft rookie ADP, I’m going to identify the three WRs who I’m targeting in rookie drafts. Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft Selection: 25…...

The “Perfect” Auction Draft: Tactics and Player Targets for the Most Fun Format in Fantasy

You know that feeling when you finish a draft and can’t find any mistakes? Everything just falls perfectly in line with your plan and you wouldn’t change anything. Today we’ll be taking a look at one such perfect auction draft in a PPR league As was the case in the most recent edition of the Perfect Draft series where we looked at Superflex, I will follow these rules for my “Perfect Draft”: Since there’s no standardized average auction price, I’ll be using averages from FantasyPros, ESPN, and Yahoo. The league is assumed to be 12 teams with a $200 auction…...

The “Perfect” Draft for Your Superflex Fantasy Football Formats

You know that feeling when you finish a draft and can’t find any mistakes? Everything just falls perfectly in line with your plan and you wouldn’t change anything. Today we’ll be taking a look at one such perfect draft in superflex PPR leagues. As stated in the previous draft, I will follow these rules for my “Perfect Draft”: I can reach for players early, but I can only assume a player will be available if their Average Draft Position is within two spots of the selection. Since they’ve transitioned to a superflex format, I’ll use FFPC ADP from the FFPC Dashboard…....

The “Perfect” Draft for Your Half-PPR Fantasy Football Formats

You know that feeling when you finish a draft and can’t find any mistakes? Everything just falls perfectly in line with your plan and you wouldn’t change anything. Today we’ll be taking a look at one such perfect draft in 0.5-point-per-reception leagues. As stated in the Non-PPR draft, I will follow these rules for my “Perfect Draft”: I can reach for players early, but I can only assume a player will be available if their Average Draft Position is within two spots of the selection. Since they’ve transitioned to 0.5 PPR as their standard, I’ll use ADP from Yahoo. The team…...

The “Perfect” Draft for Your Traditional, Non-PPR Fantasy Football Formats

You know that feeling when you finish a draft and can’t find any mistakes? Everything just falls in place perfectly in line with your plan and you just feel perfect. Today, we’ll kick of the series with the OG league – 12-team, non-PPR scoring. While it’s no longer the standard for some of the primary fantasy outlets, plenty of leagues still run the traditional format. A few rules for my Perfect Draft: I can reach for players early, but I can only assume a player will be available if their Average Draft Position is within two spots of the selection…....

2 Wide Receivers Whose Prices Haven’t Caught Up with Their Opportunity

Volume is king when it comes to fantasy football. Whether it’s touches per game for a running back or targets for a wide receiver, usage is the biggest indicator of potential fantasy production. And sometimes it’s in unexpected places that we find meaningful usage rates for the WR position. Weighted Opportunity Rating, or WOPR, is a metric created by Josh Hermesmeyer that measures a receivers opportunity weighted by what really matters for production. It mixes target share with market share of air yards to produce an accurate representation of the receiver’s usage. And thanks to his sortable data over at…...

3 Non-Power-5 Devy Wide Receivers to Target

In devy leagues, Power-5 schools produce many of the top assets, and generally that makes perfect sense. Top high school prospects traditionally pick major programs to play out their college careers in hopes of improved draft stock and the chance at a national championship. But there are always a few gems at the small schools. Whether they were late-bloomers or were forced to transfer, non-Power-5-conference players have made an impact at the NFL level. As devy assets, they can be acquired at low prices. So today, I’ll take a look at three smaller school prospects that are worth a stash…...

Ito Smith is a Perfect Zero RB Target

If you’re a long-time reader of RotoViz, you’re very familiar with the Zero-running-back draft strategy. In short, finding high upside RBs at a low price while stockpiling proven receivers in the early rounds is the main goal. And with his position on the depth chart and a late-round average draft position, Ito Smith is a great target. As a Prospect Several Rotoviz writers identified Smith as a potential sleeper in a strong draft class. Devin McIntyre noted that Smith’s size and receiving production projected him in a Theo Riddick-type role. And Blair Andrews had this to say in his 2018…...

3 Inexpensive Devy Assets Poised For a Breakout … and a Price Increase

Acquiring devy assets is kind of like investing in the stock market. With time remaining in college, their value could drastically increase with a productive season or it could tank just as quickly. For rebuilding teams, this increases the importance of hitting on early-round picks. Additionally, with the volatility of these selections, finding a late-round gem can be incredibly valuable to teams. Whether the player is coming from an under-the-radar college team or hasn’t broken out, skill players can quickly see their value skyrocket. Players like J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler, and Darrell Henderson came from relative anonymity to become high selections…...

Will Fuller Is the Ultimate Best Ball Target, and He’s Available at a Discount

  Consistency and upside are typically built into a player’s price during the draft, but other factors can sometimes lower the acquisition cost and turn a player into a value. Despite there being only a small sample size, Will Fuller has proven in the last two seasons that he’s a WR1 in games with Deshaun Watson. Even with the injury risks, he’s one of my favorite targets in best ball leagues. What’s His Upside? Since joining the league in 2016, Fuller has been a boom/bust player, which matched his prospect expectations. Using the Box Score Scout, his top sim scores were Brandin…...

3 Rookie WRs I’m Targeting in Dynasty Leagues After the NFL Draft

  With the NFL Draft in the books, it’s time to turn our attention to dynasty league rookie drafts. Some wide receivers landed in perfect situations while others fell further than expected. With receivers like Hakeem Butler and Kelvin Harmon slipping to Day 3, rookie draft position is in flux. However, some names were called before they were expected and landed with teams that could provide immediate opportunity. Using the Rotoviz Box Score Scout app, team situations, and pre-draft rookie ADP, I’m going to identify the three WRs who I’m targeting in rookie drafts. Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft Selection: 25…...

The “Perfect” Draft for Your Superflex Fantasy Football Formats

You know that feeling when you finish a draft and can’t find any mistakes? Everything just falls perfectly in line with your plan and you wouldn’t change anything. Today we’ll be taking a look at one such perfect draft in superflex PPR leagues. As stated in the previous draft, I…...

The “Perfect” Draft for Your Half-PPR Fantasy Football Formats

You know that feeling when you finish a draft and can’t find any mistakes? Everything just falls perfectly in line with your plan and you wouldn’t change anything. Today we’ll be taking a look at one such perfect draft in 0.5-point-per-reception leagues. As stated in the Non-PPR draft, I will…...

2 Wide Receivers Whose Prices Haven’t Caught Up with Their Opportunity

Volume is king when it comes to fantasy football. Whether it’s touches per game for a running back or targets for a wide receiver, usage is the biggest indicator of potential fantasy production. And sometimes it’s in unexpected places that we find meaningful usage rates for the WR position. Weighted…...

3 Non-Power-5 Devy Wide Receivers to Target

In devy leagues, Power-5 schools produce many of the top assets, and generally that makes perfect sense. Top high school prospects traditionally pick major programs to play out their college careers in hopes of improved draft stock and the chance at a national championship. But there are always a few…...

Ito Smith is a Perfect Zero RB Target

If you’re a long-time reader of RotoViz, you’re very familiar with the Zero-running-back draft strategy. In short, finding high upside RBs at a low price while stockpiling proven receivers in the early rounds is the main goal. And with his position on the depth chart and a late-round average draft…...

3 Inexpensive Devy Assets Poised For a Breakout … and a Price Increase

Acquiring devy assets is kind of like investing in the stock market. With time remaining in college, their value could drastically increase with a productive season or it could tank just as quickly. For rebuilding teams, this increases the importance of hitting on early-round picks. Additionally, with the volatility of…...

3 Rookie WRs I’m Targeting in Dynasty Leagues After the NFL Draft

  With the NFL Draft in the books, it’s time to turn our attention to dynasty league rookie drafts. Some wide receivers landed in perfect situations while others fell further than expected. With receivers like Hakeem Butler and Kelvin Harmon slipping to Day 3, rookie draft position is in flux. However, some…...

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