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To Hero or to Zero? This Keeper Decision Will Help You Choose in 2022

Happy draft season, RotoViz crew. Whether you’ve been hammering best ball drafts all summer, or are just starting to get back in the swing, the most fun part of the year is right around the corner. As we enter prime draft season, I thought I’d share a difficult keeper decision in my most important league (a home league filled with guys I’ve known my entire…...

Will Rashaad Penny Earn a Bell Cow Role? Actionable Takeaways From Early July News

Early July is usually a dead period for NFL news, as most free agents have signed, and training camp hasn’t started yet. But a few pieces of recent news have fantasy implications. Darrell Henderson and Kyren Williams Per The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrique (one of the best beat reporters in the league): My sense is that the Rams’ hope for Williams is that he eventually takes…...

Is Bully Tight End Viable in Best Ball Mania 3?

As a former tight end, I’ve always had an affinity for using two elite tight ends. In Madden, I’m notorious among my friends for getting two elite ones, like George Kittle and Kyle Pitts, and using their combination of receiving and blocking ability to lock the defense into one personnel and smash them in a hurry-up offense. In short, I’m a full-on tight end nerd…....

FFPC Never Too Early Tournament – Zero RB out of the 1.05

This is the second of a three-part series analyzing my entries into the FFPC Never-Too-Early best ball tournament. This time, I drafted out of the 1.05. The NTE just filled, but many of the principles and decisions will remain when the FFPC releases its next tournament, likely shortly after the NFL draft. 1.05 – The options: Cooper Kupp, Justin Jefferson, or Ja’marr Chase The debate:…...

FFPC Never Too Early Tournament – Bully Tight End Out of the 1.01

Hello again RotoViz subscribers. It’s been a year since you last heard from me, when I decided to crown Daniel Jones and Kenny Golladay the Stefon Diggs and Josh Allen of 2021. Well … after that, I was forced to serve a (self-imposed) one-year suspension, but I’m back now and will stick to touting #good players in 2022. That starts today. Below is the first…...

Supercharged Start: Teams to Target and Fade in the First Month

When analyzing strength of schedule, I prefer to focus on the first four weeks of the season. Vegas win totals and the previous year’s correlation are strongest early on, as injuries and variance often play an increasing role as the season continues. My goal is to target teams and players with easy starts (and fade those with tough starts), increasing their value as October arrives…...

Favorite or Underdog? Answering That Question Is Critical to Best Ball Success

Quarterbacks are being drafted earlier than ever, making it essential we do our homework at the position. In a study I did last June, I found that quarterbacks generally score more points when they are favored. Specifically, they perform best when they are slight favorites (3.5 to 6.5 points), followed by clear favorites (-7 or better), then in toss-ups (-3 to +3), as slight underdogs…...

Daniel Jones And Kenny Golladay Are Poised to Follow in the ADP Smashing Footsteps of Allen and Diggs

Last year, when many fantasy analysts were bemoaning an elite receiver switching teams to a run-first offense led by an inaccurate but mobile quarterback, I wrote that both the receiver and the quarterback were targets. The receiver was Stefon Diggs. The quarterback was Josh Allen. They each finished third in PPR scoring. This year a similar situation has arisen, with Kenny Golladay headed to the…...

Game Environment: Aaron Jones vs Derrick Henry For A Fantasy Championship

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment, Week 15: Derrick Henry is Still the King of December

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment Week 14: Russ, Rodgers, and Ryan … Oh My!

Welcome to the game environment series. This series provides several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of DFS…...

Game Environment Week 13: What If Carson Wentz Isn’t Bad (For Just This Week)

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment: Mahomes and Brady Lead the Way in Week 12

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment: Will Taysom Hill Shine in Week 11?

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment: A Top Heavy Week 10 Offers Unique Fantasy Opportunities

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment: Expect a Broncos-Falcons Shootout in Week 9

Welcome to the Game Environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the Buy Low Report, the Strength in Numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment: Seahawks-49ers is a Shining Beacon in a Plodding Week 8

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Week 7 Game Environment: Seahawks vs Cardinals is the Fantasy Game of the Year

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment – Stacking Packers and Buccaneers Offers Huge Upside in Week 6

Welcome to the Game Environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment – Will Russ Keep Cooking in Week 5?

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

To Hero or to Zero? This Keeper Decision Will Help You Choose in 2022

Happy draft season, RotoViz crew. Whether you’ve been hammering best ball drafts all summer, or are just starting to get back in the swing, the most fun part of the year is right around the corner. As we enter prime draft season, I thought I’d share a difficult keeper decision in my most important league (a home league filled with guys I’ve known my entire…...

Will Rashaad Penny Earn a Bell Cow Role? Actionable Takeaways From Early July News

Early July is usually a dead period for NFL news, as most free agents have signed, and training camp hasn’t started yet. But a few pieces of recent news have fantasy implications. Darrell Henderson and Kyren Williams Per The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrique (one of the best beat reporters in the league): My sense is that the Rams’ hope for Williams is that he eventually takes…...

Is Bully Tight End Viable in Best Ball Mania 3?

As a former tight end, I’ve always had an affinity for using two elite tight ends. In Madden, I’m notorious among my friends for getting two elite ones, like George Kittle and Kyle Pitts, and using their combination of receiving and blocking ability to lock the defense into one personnel and smash them in a hurry-up offense. In short, I’m a full-on tight end nerd…....

FFPC Never Too Early Tournament – Zero RB out of the 1.05

This is the second of a three-part series analyzing my entries into the FFPC Never-Too-Early best ball tournament. This time, I drafted out of the 1.05. The NTE just filled, but many of the principles and decisions will remain when the FFPC releases its next tournament, likely shortly after the NFL draft. 1.05 – The options: Cooper Kupp, Justin Jefferson, or Ja’marr Chase The debate:…...

FFPC Never Too Early Tournament – Bully Tight End Out of the 1.01

Hello again RotoViz subscribers. It’s been a year since you last heard from me, when I decided to crown Daniel Jones and Kenny Golladay the Stefon Diggs and Josh Allen of 2021. Well … after that, I was forced to serve a (self-imposed) one-year suspension, but I’m back now and will stick to touting #good players in 2022. That starts today. Below is the first…...

Supercharged Start: Teams to Target and Fade in the First Month

When analyzing strength of schedule, I prefer to focus on the first four weeks of the season. Vegas win totals and the previous year’s correlation are strongest early on, as injuries and variance often play an increasing role as the season continues. My goal is to target teams and players with easy starts (and fade those with tough starts), increasing their value as October arrives…...

Favorite or Underdog? Answering That Question Is Critical to Best Ball Success

Quarterbacks are being drafted earlier than ever, making it essential we do our homework at the position. In a study I did last June, I found that quarterbacks generally score more points when they are favored. Specifically, they perform best when they are slight favorites (3.5 to 6.5 points), followed by clear favorites (-7 or better), then in toss-ups (-3 to +3), as slight underdogs…...

Daniel Jones And Kenny Golladay Are Poised to Follow in the ADP Smashing Footsteps of Allen and Diggs

Last year, when many fantasy analysts were bemoaning an elite receiver switching teams to a run-first offense led by an inaccurate but mobile quarterback, I wrote that both the receiver and the quarterback were targets. The receiver was Stefon Diggs. The quarterback was Josh Allen. They each finished third in PPR scoring. This year a similar situation has arisen, with Kenny Golladay headed to the…...

Game Environment: Aaron Jones vs Derrick Henry For A Fantasy Championship

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment, Week 15: Derrick Henry is Still the King of December

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment Week 14: Russ, Rodgers, and Ryan … Oh My!

Welcome to the game environment series. This series provides several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of DFS…...

Game Environment Week 13: What If Carson Wentz Isn’t Bad (For Just This Week)

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment: Mahomes and Brady Lead the Way in Week 12

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment: Will Taysom Hill Shine in Week 11?

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment: A Top Heavy Week 10 Offers Unique Fantasy Opportunities

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment: Expect a Broncos-Falcons Shootout in Week 9

Welcome to the Game Environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the Buy Low Report, the Strength in Numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment: Seahawks-49ers is a Shining Beacon in a Plodding Week 8

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Week 7 Game Environment: Seahawks vs Cardinals is the Fantasy Game of the Year

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment – Stacking Packers and Buccaneers Offers Huge Upside in Week 6

Welcome to the Game Environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment – Will Russ Keep Cooking in Week 5?

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

To Hero or to Zero? This Keeper Decision Will Help You Choose in 2022

Happy draft season, RotoViz crew. Whether you’ve been hammering best ball drafts all summer, or are just starting to get back in the swing, the most fun part of the year is right around the corner. As we enter prime draft season, I thought I’d share a difficult keeper decision in my most important league (a home league filled with guys I’ve known my entire…...

Will Rashaad Penny Earn a Bell Cow Role? Actionable Takeaways From Early July News

Early July is usually a dead period for NFL news, as most free agents have signed, and training camp hasn’t started yet. But a few pieces of recent news have fantasy implications. Darrell Henderson and Kyren Williams Per The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrique (one of the best beat reporters in the league): My sense is that the Rams’ hope for Williams is that he eventually takes…...

Is Bully Tight End Viable in Best Ball Mania 3?

As a former tight end, I’ve always had an affinity for using two elite tight ends. In Madden, I’m notorious among my friends for getting two elite ones, like George Kittle and Kyle Pitts, and using their combination of receiving and blocking ability to lock the defense into one personnel and smash them in a hurry-up offense. In short, I’m a full-on tight end nerd…....

FFPC Never Too Early Tournament – Zero RB out of the 1.05

This is the second of a three-part series analyzing my entries into the FFPC Never-Too-Early best ball tournament. This time, I drafted out of the 1.05. The NTE just filled, but many of the principles and decisions will remain when the FFPC releases its next tournament, likely shortly after the NFL draft. 1.05 – The options: Cooper Kupp, Justin Jefferson, or Ja’marr Chase The debate:…...

FFPC Never Too Early Tournament – Bully Tight End Out of the 1.01

Hello again RotoViz subscribers. It’s been a year since you last heard from me, when I decided to crown Daniel Jones and Kenny Golladay the Stefon Diggs and Josh Allen of 2021. Well … after that, I was forced to serve a (self-imposed) one-year suspension, but I’m back now and will stick to touting #good players in 2022. That starts today. Below is the first…...

Supercharged Start: Teams to Target and Fade in the First Month

When analyzing strength of schedule, I prefer to focus on the first four weeks of the season. Vegas win totals and the previous year’s correlation are strongest early on, as injuries and variance often play an increasing role as the season continues. My goal is to target teams and players with easy starts (and fade those with tough starts), increasing their value as October arrives…...

Favorite or Underdog? Answering That Question Is Critical to Best Ball Success

Quarterbacks are being drafted earlier than ever, making it essential we do our homework at the position. In a study I did last June, I found that quarterbacks generally score more points when they are favored. Specifically, they perform best when they are slight favorites (3.5 to 6.5 points), followed by clear favorites (-7 or better), then in toss-ups (-3 to +3), as slight underdogs…...

Daniel Jones And Kenny Golladay Are Poised to Follow in the ADP Smashing Footsteps of Allen and Diggs

Last year, when many fantasy analysts were bemoaning an elite receiver switching teams to a run-first offense led by an inaccurate but mobile quarterback, I wrote that both the receiver and the quarterback were targets. The receiver was Stefon Diggs. The quarterback was Josh Allen. They each finished third in PPR scoring. This year a similar situation has arisen, with Kenny Golladay headed to the…...

Game Environment: Aaron Jones vs Derrick Henry For A Fantasy Championship

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment, Week 15: Derrick Henry is Still the King of December

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment Week 14: Russ, Rodgers, and Ryan … Oh My!

Welcome to the game environment series. This series provides several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of DFS…...

Game Environment Week 13: What If Carson Wentz Isn’t Bad (For Just This Week)

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment: Mahomes and Brady Lead the Way in Week 12

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment: Will Taysom Hill Shine in Week 11?

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment: A Top Heavy Week 10 Offers Unique Fantasy Opportunities

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment: Expect a Broncos-Falcons Shootout in Week 9

Welcome to the Game Environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the Buy Low Report, the Strength in Numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment: Seahawks-49ers is a Shining Beacon in a Plodding Week 8

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Week 7 Game Environment: Seahawks vs Cardinals is the Fantasy Game of the Year

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment – Stacking Packers and Buccaneers Offers Huge Upside in Week 6

Welcome to the Game Environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

Game Environment – Will Russ Keep Cooking in Week 5?

Welcome to the game environment series. This series will provide several weekly games to target and fade, based on macro-level factors that impact fantasy production. For more on these factors, click here. We recommend using this in conjunction with our micro-level analysis, including the buy low report, the strength in numbers series, our quarterback, kicker, tight end, and defense streaming articles, and the slate of…...

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