Cort Smith

Featured Writer, RotoViz. Founder, Bet the Prop. Traveler, musician, recovering journalist.

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Why Buy Corey Davis When this Cheaper WR is Projected to Have 17% More Targets?

“You pay for this, but they give you that.” That classic Neil Young lyric came to mind as I was researching this year’s “Why Buy?” series. We’re often so confident of what we’re going to get when we spend that sixth-round pick on the next big thing, but in reality, we rarely know what we’re buying. The solution? Simple — pay less. That’s the concept behind our “Why Buy?” series, which is inspired by the Fantasy Douche’s Getting Something for Nothing article penned back in 2013. Whatever you want to call it — arbitrage, discount shopping, or simply fading overpriced players…...

60 Deep Sleepers: Tiers, New Additions, Risers & Fallers to Help Win Your League

As a group, RotoViz takes pride in teeing up this year’s late-round league winners for you. Last year, it was guys like Phillip Lindsay and James Conner at running back. Deep sleepers at WR are a little harder to find, but we did tell you to watch out for Curtis Samuel, and he flirted with WR4 numbers. Oh, and we told you to select Tyler Boyd in the last round of every draft. That one turned out okay. The team of myself, Hasan Rahim, Devin McIntyre, Shawn Siegele, and Neil Dutton have been grinding away since June, identifying dozens of fantasy sleepers flying far under the radar…....

Why Draft Mark Ingram When This RB is Cheaper?

“You pay for this, but they give you that.” That classic Neil Young lyric came to mind as I was researching this year’s “Why Buy?” series. We’re often so confident of what we’re going to get when we spend that sixth-round pick on the next big thing, but in reality, we rarely know what we’re buying. The solution? Pay less for the same upside. That’s the concept behind our “Why Buy?” series, which is inspired by the Fantasy Douche’s Getting Something for Nothing article penned back in 2013. Whatever you want to call it — arbitrage, discount shopping, or simply fading…...

14 James Washington Comparables: From JuJu Smith-Schuster to Stephen Hill

In the Steelers’ first preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, James Washington reminded everyone of the physical skills that made him a second-round draft pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. James Washington 👀👀👀 pic.twitter.com/9ltceznMJn — Boone Pickens State © (@BPSTATE_) August 9, 2019 It’s no surprise that Washington’s ADP is on the rise, and it’s likely to hit the 100-overall mark by the time the Steelers play their next game against the Chiefs on Saturday. With that in mind, let’s reexamine Washington’s college profile and explore a few player comps that arise from his disappointing rookie season. The Next…...

Why Buy Marquez Valdes-Scantling When This WR is Cheaper?

“You pay for this, but they give you that.” That classic Neil Young lyric came to mind as I was researching this year’s “Why Buy?” series. So often, we’re confident of what we’re going to get when we spend that sixth-round pick on the next big thing, but in reality, we rarely know exactly what we’re buying. The solution? Pay less for the same upside. That’s the concept behind our “Why Buy?” series, which is inspired by the Fantasy Douche’s Getting Something for Nothing article penned back in 2013. Whatever you want to call it — arbitrage, discount shopping, or simply…...

LA Rams Deep Sleepers: Target These Two Overlooked Pass Catchers on an Elite Offense

Most fantasy analysis is devoted to sorting the order of players likely to have an immediate impact, but every year there are a handful of overlooked deep sleepers who emerge to fill a starting role in redraft. Last year, it was guys like Phillip Lindsay and James Conner at running back. Deep sleepers at WR are a little harder to find, but we did tell you to watch out for Curtis Samuel, and he flirted with WR4 numbers. Most of these guys in this deep sleeper series will be misses, but the goal is to look for the silver lining and find a handful of players that…...

Seahawks Deep Sleepers: Can the Draft’s Youngest RB Make a Rookie Splash?

Most fantasy analysis is devoted to sorting the order of players likely to have an immediate impact, but every year there are a handful of overlooked deep sleepers who emerge to fill a starting role in redraft. Last year, it was guys like Phillip Lindsay and James Conner at running back. Deep sleepers at WR are a little harder to find, but we did tell you to watch out for Curtis Samuel, and he flirted with WR4 numbers. Most of these guys in this deep sleeper series will be misses, but the goal is to look for the silver lining and find a handful of players that…...

Dalvin Cook’s Physical Clone Resides in Carolina’s Backfield: 2 Panthers Deep Sleepers

Most fantasy analysis is devoted to sorting the order of players likely to have an immediate impact, but every year there are a handful of overlooked deep sleepers who emerge to fill a starting role in redraft. Last year, it was guys like Phillip Lindsay and James Conner at running back. Deep sleepers at WR are a little harder to find, but we did tell you to watch out for Curtis Samuel, and he flirted with WR4 numbers. Most of these guys in this deep sleeper series will be misses, but the goal is to look for the silver lining and find a handful of players that…...

2019’s WR Phenom Index Scores and the Buccaneers Deep Sleeper Who Tops Them All

We’re rolling along in our deep sleeper series, and by now you know the drill — these are guys who have something in their profile that gives us hope, despite what their depressed ADP is telling us. Something a little different for this one, as we’re getting our first look at this year’s wide receiver Phenom Index numbers, a Jon Moore metric which measures age-adjusted production. And our Buccaneers deep sleeper comes in No. 1 in the 2019 class. Before we tell you who it is, here’s a look at the rest of this year’s dark horses so far: AFC…...

This Rookie Speedster Could Be the One to Emerge from the WR Wreckage in New York: 2 Giants Deep Sleepers

Most fantasy analysis is devoted to sorting the order of players likely to have an immediate impact, but every year there are a handful of overlooked deep sleepers who emerge to fill a starting role in redraft. Last year, it was guys like Phillip Lindsay and James Conner at running back. Deep sleepers at WR are a little harder to find, but we did tell you to watch out for Curtis Samuel, and he flirted with WR4 numbers. Most of these guys in this deep sleeper series will be misses, but the goal is to look for the silver lining and find a handful of players that…...

Why Buy Corey Davis When this Cheaper WR is Projected to Have 17% More Targets?

“You pay for this, but they give you that.” That classic Neil Young lyric came to mind as I was researching this year’s “Why Buy?” series. We’re often so confident of what we’re going to get when we spend that sixth-round pick on the next big thing, but in reality, we rarely know what we’re buying. The solution? Simple — pay less. That’s the concept behind our “Why Buy?” series, which is inspired by the Fantasy Douche’s Getting Something for Nothing article penned back in 2013. Whatever you want to call it — arbitrage, discount shopping, or simply fading overpriced players…...

60 Deep Sleepers: Tiers, New Additions, Risers & Fallers to Help Win Your League

As a group, RotoViz takes pride in teeing up this year’s late-round league winners for you. Last year, it was guys like Phillip Lindsay and James Conner at running back. Deep sleepers at WR are a little harder to find, but we did tell you to watch out for Curtis Samuel, and he flirted with WR4 numbers. Oh, and we told you to select Tyler Boyd in the last round of every draft. That one turned out okay. The team of myself, Hasan Rahim, Devin McIntyre, Shawn Siegele, and Neil Dutton have been grinding away since June, identifying dozens of fantasy sleepers flying far under the radar…....

Why Draft Mark Ingram When This RB is Cheaper?

“You pay for this, but they give you that.” That classic Neil Young lyric came to mind as I was researching this year’s “Why Buy?” series. We’re often so confident of what we’re going to get when we spend that sixth-round pick on the next big thing, but in reality, we rarely know what we’re buying. The solution? Pay less for the same upside. That’s the concept behind our “Why Buy?” series, which is inspired by the Fantasy Douche’s Getting Something for Nothing article penned back in 2013. Whatever you want to call it — arbitrage, discount shopping, or simply fading…...

14 James Washington Comparables: From JuJu Smith-Schuster to Stephen Hill

In the Steelers’ first preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, James Washington reminded everyone of the physical skills that made him a second-round draft pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. James Washington 👀👀👀 pic.twitter.com/9ltceznMJn — Boone Pickens State © (@BPSTATE_) August 9, 2019 It’s no surprise that Washington’s ADP is on the rise, and it’s likely to hit the 100-overall mark by the time the Steelers play their next game against the Chiefs on Saturday. With that in mind, let’s reexamine Washington’s college profile and explore a few player comps that arise from his disappointing rookie season. The Next…...

Why Buy Marquez Valdes-Scantling When This WR is Cheaper?

“You pay for this, but they give you that.” That classic Neil Young lyric came to mind as I was researching this year’s “Why Buy?” series. So often, we’re confident of what we’re going to get when we spend that sixth-round pick on the next big thing, but in reality, we rarely know exactly what we’re buying. The solution? Pay less for the same upside. That’s the concept behind our “Why Buy?” series, which is inspired by the Fantasy Douche’s Getting Something for Nothing article penned back in 2013. Whatever you want to call it — arbitrage, discount shopping, or simply…...

LA Rams Deep Sleepers: Target These Two Overlooked Pass Catchers on an Elite Offense

Most fantasy analysis is devoted to sorting the order of players likely to have an immediate impact, but every year there are a handful of overlooked deep sleepers who emerge to fill a starting role in redraft. Last year, it was guys like Phillip Lindsay and James Conner at running back. Deep sleepers at WR are a little harder to find, but we did tell you to watch out for Curtis Samuel, and he flirted with WR4 numbers. Most of these guys in this deep sleeper series will be misses, but the goal is to look for the silver lining and find a handful of players that…...

Seahawks Deep Sleepers: Can the Draft’s Youngest RB Make a Rookie Splash?

Most fantasy analysis is devoted to sorting the order of players likely to have an immediate impact, but every year there are a handful of overlooked deep sleepers who emerge to fill a starting role in redraft. Last year, it was guys like Phillip Lindsay and James Conner at running back. Deep sleepers at WR are a little harder to find, but we did tell you to watch out for Curtis Samuel, and he flirted with WR4 numbers. Most of these guys in this deep sleeper series will be misses, but the goal is to look for the silver lining and find a handful of players that…...

Dalvin Cook’s Physical Clone Resides in Carolina’s Backfield: 2 Panthers Deep Sleepers

Most fantasy analysis is devoted to sorting the order of players likely to have an immediate impact, but every year there are a handful of overlooked deep sleepers who emerge to fill a starting role in redraft. Last year, it was guys like Phillip Lindsay and James Conner at running back. Deep sleepers at WR are a little harder to find, but we did tell you to watch out for Curtis Samuel, and he flirted with WR4 numbers. Most of these guys in this deep sleeper series will be misses, but the goal is to look for the silver lining and find a handful of players that…...

2019’s WR Phenom Index Scores and the Buccaneers Deep Sleeper Who Tops Them All

We’re rolling along in our deep sleeper series, and by now you know the drill — these are guys who have something in their profile that gives us hope, despite what their depressed ADP is telling us. Something a little different for this one, as we’re getting our first look at this year’s wide receiver Phenom Index numbers, a Jon Moore metric which measures age-adjusted production. And our Buccaneers deep sleeper comes in No. 1 in the 2019 class. Before we tell you who it is, here’s a look at the rest of this year’s dark horses so far: AFC…...

This Rookie Speedster Could Be the One to Emerge from the WR Wreckage in New York: 2 Giants Deep Sleepers

Most fantasy analysis is devoted to sorting the order of players likely to have an immediate impact, but every year there are a handful of overlooked deep sleepers who emerge to fill a starting role in redraft. Last year, it was guys like Phillip Lindsay and James Conner at running back. Deep sleepers at WR are a little harder to find, but we did tell you to watch out for Curtis Samuel, and he flirted with WR4 numbers. Most of these guys in this deep sleeper series will be misses, but the goal is to look for the silver lining and find a handful of players that…...

60 Deep Sleepers: Tiers, New Additions, Risers & Fallers to Help Win Your League

As a group, RotoViz takes pride in teeing up this year’s late-round league winners for you. Last year, it was guys like Phillip Lindsay and James Conner at running back. Deep sleepers at WR are a little harder to find, but we did tell you to watch out for Curtis Samuel, and he flirted with WR4 numbers…....

Why Draft Mark Ingram When This RB is Cheaper?

“You pay for this, but they give you that.” That classic Neil Young lyric came to mind as I was researching this year’s “Why Buy?” series. We’re often so confident of what we’re going to get when we spend that sixth-round pick on the next big thing, but in reality,…...

14 James Washington Comparables: From JuJu Smith-Schuster to Stephen Hill

In the Steelers’ first preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, James Washington reminded everyone of the physical skills that made him a second-round draft pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. James Washington 👀👀👀 pic.twitter.com/9ltceznMJn — Boone Pickens State © (@BPSTATE_) August 9, 2019 It’s no surprise that Washington’s ADP…...

Why Buy Marquez Valdes-Scantling When This WR is Cheaper?

“You pay for this, but they give you that.” That classic Neil Young lyric came to mind as I was researching this year’s “Why Buy?” series. So often, we’re confident of what we’re going to get when we spend that sixth-round pick on the next big thing, but in reality,…...

Seahawks Deep Sleepers: Can the Draft’s Youngest RB Make a Rookie Splash?

Most fantasy analysis is devoted to sorting the order of players likely to have an immediate impact, but every year there are a handful of overlooked deep sleepers who emerge to fill a starting role in redraft. Last year, it was guys like Phillip Lindsay and James Conner at running back. Deep sleepers at WR…...

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