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Applying RotoViz Tools and Research to Yahoo! Best Ball

Similar to some other best ball formats, Yahoo! is a 20-round draft, with mostly standardized Half-PPR scoring, that requires us to start one QB, two RBs, three WRs, one TE, one flex, and one defense.  However, unlike other formats, Yahoo! pays out a weekly prize to the top-scoring team. Naturally, this decreases the amount of money left to reward the highest-placing teams at the end of the season. Therefore, weekly upside must play a greater role in our strategy than in other formats. To incorporate more weekly upside, I placed a greater emphasis on stacking. Stacking allows us to increase…...

8 Quarterbacks to Target for Predictable Production

The late-round quarterback strategy is the norm today, so I won’t recap it much. In short, choosing to wait at quarterback allows us to take another impact player at a more valuable position. However, this decision comes at a cost. We don’t have the privilege of starting Lamar Jackson or Patrick Mahomes every week. Instead, our goal is to hit on a later-round guy in the draft and stream if that doesn’t work out. But how do we know which quarterback to target? Should we choose quarterbacks on teams that are favorites or underdogs? Does it depend on the quarterback?…...

Identifying Upside Fantasy Defenses For Your Top Best Ball Targets

Choosing the right defensive roster construction is one of the key tactical ingredients of a winning roster. In 20-round drafts, there are some clear takeaways. Early defenses are a trap due to the low correlation of performance from year to year, but that’s not the biggest danger. Selecting just one, or even two defenses, is one of the easiest ways to fall behind from a roster construction standpoint. Our goal should be to select three defenses in the late rounds of every draft. But can we take this a step further and identify the right types of team defense to…...

Can J.K. Dobbins Be a League Winner in a Crowded Baltimore Backfield?

J.K. Dobbins’ price varies greatly among best ball sites. Among the higher stake sites, such as the FFPC and Fanball, he has an ADP of 51 and an ADP of 53, respectively. At sites that offer cheaper contests such as Drafters and Yahoo, Dobbins has an ADP of 70 and an ADP of 107, respectively. This sparks two questions: Why is the gap this large? Where should we be drafting him? To answer those questions, let’s analyze Dobbins’ 2020 outlook. Opportunity Dobbins was drafted in the second round by the Ravens, but the Ravens weren’t an ideal landing spot from…...

Teddy Bridgewater is 2020’s Late Round Quarterback

After the Panthers traded Kyle Allen this spring and elected to not draft a quarterback last weekend, Teddy Bridgewater is cemented as their 2020 starting quarterback. His case as 2020’s late-round quarterback boils down to three simple predictions. Bridgewater will likely be near the top of the league in pass attempts. He will likely be slightly above league average in passing efficiency. He has rushing upside that separates him from other potential late-round options. Let’s look at the case for each prediction. Prediction 1: Elite Passing Volume In three of the past four seasons, the Panthers have attempted at least 563…...

Stefon Diggs Still Offers an Elite Ceiling

The Bills and Vikings completed a blockbuster deal that sent 26-year-old star WR Stefon Diggs to the Bills for a package of picks. Diggs was rumored to have wanted out of Minnesota since the middle of last season, as the Vikings shifted to a run-centric offense. At first glance, the transition to Josh Allen and the Bills is far from a dream landing spot, especially considering that receivers often struggle after switching teams. However, as I detail below, Diggs offers a reasonably high floor, with the potential for an elite ceiling. Stefon Diggs in 2019 Despite the absence of Adam Thielen,…...

Applying RotoViz Tools and Research to Yahoo! Best Ball

Similar to some other best ball formats, Yahoo! is a 20-round draft, with mostly standardized Half-PPR scoring, that requires us to start one QB, two RBs, three WRs, one TE, one flex, and one defense.  However, unlike other formats, Yahoo! pays out a weekly prize to the top-scoring team. Naturally, this decreases the amount of money left to reward the highest-placing teams at the end of the season. Therefore, weekly upside must play a greater role in our strategy than in other formats. To incorporate more weekly upside, I placed a greater emphasis on stacking. Stacking allows us to increase…...

8 Quarterbacks to Target for Predictable Production

The late-round quarterback strategy is the norm today, so I won’t recap it much. In short, choosing to wait at quarterback allows us to take another impact player at a more valuable position. However, this decision comes at a cost. We don’t have the privilege of starting Lamar Jackson or Patrick Mahomes every week. Instead, our goal is to hit on a later-round guy in the draft and stream if that doesn’t work out. But how do we know which quarterback to target? Should we choose quarterbacks on teams that are favorites or underdogs? Does it depend on the quarterback?…...

Identifying Upside Fantasy Defenses For Your Top Best Ball Targets

Choosing the right defensive roster construction is one of the key tactical ingredients of a winning roster. In 20-round drafts, there are some clear takeaways. Early defenses are a trap due to the low correlation of performance from year to year, but that’s not the biggest danger. Selecting just one, or even two defenses, is one of the easiest ways to fall behind from a roster construction standpoint. Our goal should be to select three defenses in the late rounds of every draft. But can we take this a step further and identify the right types of team defense to…...

Can J.K. Dobbins Be a League Winner in a Crowded Baltimore Backfield?

J.K. Dobbins’ price varies greatly among best ball sites. Among the higher stake sites, such as the FFPC and Fanball, he has an ADP of 51 and an ADP of 53, respectively. At sites that offer cheaper contests such as Drafters and Yahoo, Dobbins has an ADP of 70 and an ADP of 107, respectively. This sparks two questions: Why is the gap this large? Where should we be drafting him? To answer those questions, let’s analyze Dobbins’ 2020 outlook. Opportunity Dobbins was drafted in the second round by the Ravens, but the Ravens weren’t an ideal landing spot from…...

Teddy Bridgewater is 2020’s Late Round Quarterback

After the Panthers traded Kyle Allen this spring and elected to not draft a quarterback last weekend, Teddy Bridgewater is cemented as their 2020 starting quarterback. His case as 2020’s late-round quarterback boils down to three simple predictions. Bridgewater will likely be near the top of the league in pass attempts. He will likely be slightly above league average in passing efficiency. He has rushing upside that separates him from other potential late-round options. Let’s look at the case for each prediction. Prediction 1: Elite Passing Volume In three of the past four seasons, the Panthers have attempted at least 563…...

Stefon Diggs Still Offers an Elite Ceiling

The Bills and Vikings completed a blockbuster deal that sent 26-year-old star WR Stefon Diggs to the Bills for a package of picks. Diggs was rumored to have wanted out of Minnesota since the middle of last season, as the Vikings shifted to a run-centric offense. At first glance, the transition to Josh Allen and the Bills is far from a dream landing spot, especially considering that receivers often struggle after switching teams. However, as I detail below, Diggs offers a reasonably high floor, with the potential for an elite ceiling. Stefon Diggs in 2019 Despite the absence of Adam Thielen,…...

Applying RotoViz Tools and Research to Yahoo! Best Ball

Similar to some other best ball formats, Yahoo! is a 20-round draft, with mostly standardized Half-PPR scoring, that requires us to start one QB, two RBs, three WRs, one TE, one flex, and one defense.  However, unlike other formats, Yahoo! pays out a weekly prize to the top-scoring team. Naturally,…...

8 Quarterbacks to Target for Predictable Production

The late-round quarterback strategy is the norm today, so I won’t recap it much. In short, choosing to wait at quarterback allows us to take another impact player at a more valuable position. However, this decision comes at a cost. We don’t have the privilege of starting Lamar Jackson or…...

Identifying Upside Fantasy Defenses For Your Top Best Ball Targets

Choosing the right defensive roster construction is one of the key tactical ingredients of a winning roster. In 20-round drafts, there are some clear takeaways. Early defenses are a trap due to the low correlation of performance from year to year, but that’s not the biggest danger. Selecting just one,…...

Can J.K. Dobbins Be a League Winner in a Crowded Baltimore Backfield?

J.K. Dobbins’ price varies greatly among best ball sites. Among the higher stake sites, such as the FFPC and Fanball, he has an ADP of 51 and an ADP of 53, respectively. At sites that offer cheaper contests such as Drafters and Yahoo, Dobbins has an ADP of 70 and…...

Teddy Bridgewater is 2020’s Late Round Quarterback

After the Panthers traded Kyle Allen this spring and elected to not draft a quarterback last weekend, Teddy Bridgewater is cemented as their 2020 starting quarterback. His case as 2020’s late-round quarterback boils down to three simple predictions. Bridgewater will likely be near the top of the league in pass attempts…....

Stefon Diggs Still Offers an Elite Ceiling

The Bills and Vikings completed a blockbuster deal that sent 26-year-old star WR Stefon Diggs to the Bills for a package of picks. Diggs was rumored to have wanted out of Minnesota since the middle of last season, as the Vikings shifted to a run-centric offense. At first glance, the transition…...

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