Shawn Siegele

Author of the original Zero RB article and 2013 NFFC Primetime Grand Champion. 11-time main event league winner. 2015, 2017, 2018 titles in MFL10 of Death.

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Using the RotoViz Tools to Break Down the Conference Championship Games

Shawn Siegele uses the RotoViz tools to break down the AFC and NFC Championship games. The wide variety of playoff contests has added another layer of excitement over the last several weeks. Our preferred approach in early Underdog leagues was to load up with 49ers/Bengals rosters, and those teams have both advanced at much more palatable prices than the Chiefs and Eagles. If Tee Higgins…...

Dynasty Workshop 2023: Building a Coherent, High-Upside Framework for Dynasty Roster Construction

Want to build an unstoppable juggernaut and turn your dynasty roster into a money machine? In this edition of the Dynasty Workshop, I profile five RV TriFlex teams – three with 2021 startups and two from last season. You can decide for yourself whether you like the construction of these squads and if you want to follow our philosophy of Perpetual Reloading. It’s dynasty orphan…...

FFPC Playoff Challenge 2 Strategy: Breaking Down Every Relevant Player With the GLSP and PMR

Shawn Siegele breaks down every relevant player from the NFL Divisional Round and helps you plot strategy for the FFPC Playoff Challenge 2. The Wild Card weekend gave us a fantasy football bash for the ages, almost as though a year’s worth of excitement had been saved for the postseason. For participants in the FFPC and Underdog playoff contests, the intensity was ratcheted up a…...

Running the Gauntlet Again: Creating New Upside Scenarios as Underdog’s Playoff Contest Returns

Shawn Siegele breaks down results from the first round of the Underdog playoff tournaments and begins the strategy session for new versions of the Gauntlet and Mitten. The Underdog playoff contests are compulsively addictive six-person drafts. Each team selects a 10-player best ball lineup that starts 1-QB, 1-RB, 2-WR/TE, and 1-Flex in the battle to progress through each individual playoff round and win the big…...

Full FFPC Playoff Contest Blueprint With Insights from the Game Level Similarity Projections and Passing Matchup Rater

Shawn Siegele uses the Game Level Similarity Projections and Passing Matchup Rater to help create unique rosters with extreme upside in the FFPC Playoff Contest. I love this contest. On Tuesday, I broke it down in detail, explaining how every relevant player on all 14 playoff teams fit into coherent contest builds. Here’s a quick look at how it works: If you haven’t yet played…...

14 Teams, 49 Players, and $500,000: How Every Piece Fits in Our Quest to Win FFPC Playoff Gold

Shawn Siegele looks at the fit for every tournament-relevant player in the FFPC Playoff Contest and constructs a path to winning $500,000. If you haven’t yet played the FFPC playoff contests, you’re missing out on the best part of the reality playoffs. With price points at both $200 ($500k grand prize) and $35 ($100k), you get one more shot at a six-figure prize. Both contests…...

Underdog Playoff Prices Are Changing Quickly: 5 Tactical Moves to Take Advantage (Updated)

Shawn Siegele examines the swiftly changing landscape of Underdog playoff contests and explains how to turn new prices to your advantage. Update: I’ve tweaked the Saturday version after the Jaguars, Dolphins, and Seahawks locked down their playoff spots.  Underdog playoff drafts are fast-paced, exciting, and addictive. The $25 Gauntlet contest is now 80% full. Update: The Gauntlet has filled and Gauntlet 2 is now open…...

Ekeler’s Historic Brilliance and Jefferson’s Historic Dud – Week 17 Heroes Leave a Lasting Mark in Fantasy

Shawn Siegele places Austin Ekeler’s accomplishments in perspective after another star turn. And what about Justin Jefferson? Is his title-game dud the worst ever from star wide receiver?  I hope everyone’s New Year is off to a great start, ideally with a fantasy title or two now resting comfortably on your mantle. Week 17 offering the jarring contrast between a running back ascending to greatness…...

A Contrarian Approach to Underdog Playoff Contests That Offers an Intoxicating Blend of Safety and Upside

Shawn Siegele explains his contrarian approach for the Underdog playoff tournaments. If you want to maximize your advance rates while building a potentially powerful Super Bowl squad, these reality underdogs could be the way to do it. Gauntlet and Mitten drafts are now live over at Underdog. The Mitten 1 filled, so we’re on to Mitten 2, which is currently at 40% and filling fast…....

How the Best Ball Tools Launched a Superflex Team to the FFPC Finals

In today’s free article, Shawn Siegele works through the player analysis and tactical decisions that led to a spot in the FFPC Superflex finals. As the best time in the fantasy calendar rolls around, we’ve been having a blast around RotoViz headquarters. While members of the staff get ready to compete for best ball tournament championships, we’ve also been inundated with messages from subscribers and…...

The Fantasy Semifinals Belonged to the Weather . . . and to the Tight End Position

Shawn Siegele dives into the RotoViz tools to break down the biggest storylines from the fantasy semifinals. Week 16 was a tale of two environments. It was the best of times in dome games, and the worst of times when you found yourself on the wrong end of Mother Nature. It was also the best of times for many of us at RotoViz, as Conor…...

Running the Underdog Gauntlet: Draft Plans and Tactics for Taking Down the $100k

Gauntlet and Mitten drafts are now live over at Underdog. Madison Parkhill wrote a great strategy piece earlier this week, and it’ll help get you start attacking these fun playoff tournaments. The Gauntlet is a $25 playoff contest that features a $100,000 top prize and requires contestants to advance through each of the first three rounds and then win the tournament during the Super Bowl…....

The Zero RB Watch and Playbook Join Up for Week 16: Maximizing Your Lineups on Christmas Weekend

As we head into the fantasy semifinals, Blair and I are changing things up slightly this week. I’m going to write a melded version of the Zero RB Watch and the Zero RB Playbook, while he’s going to provide a deeper look at intriguing DFS options for the big Saturday slate. Checking back in on the main items from last week’s Playbook: Saquon Barkley and…...

Even Upstaged by Reality Football, This Was One of the Most Exciting Fantasy Weekends Ever

That’s what fantasy is supposed to be like. After a low-scoring, grind of a season that was borderline dull in places, the last several weeks of football have been extraordinary. Week 15 took it to another level as players lit up the scoreboard at all positions. The games were so entertaining that reality storylines even threatened to swallow up the fantasy fireworks. Colm and I…...

Zero RB Playbook: Sneaky Depth Options and a Game Plan for Fantasy’s Wild Card Weekend

Shawn Siegele uses the Advanced Team Stat Explorer, Game Level Similarity Projections, Team Splits tool, Weekly Player Explorer, Team Pace app, Strength of Schedule Streamer, Advanced Player Explorer, and more to help you dominate the first round of the fantasy playoffs.  Five main Zero RB storylines emerged in the past week: Rhamondre Stevenson goes down early for the Patriots, and both Kevin Harris and Pierre…...

Congratulations to the Underdog Regular Season Champion: An All-Time Great Roster Wins $1 Million

The regular season is over, and this week is early Christmas for best ball competitors as we sift through our portfolios, unwrapping those teams that advanced into the FFPC and Underdog tournaments. For one member of the RotoViz community, that present included a remarkable bonus of $1 million dollars, as King Kap took down the regular season crown. I have to admit I love this…...

With Everything On the Line, We Get Jerry Jeudy Magic and Ja’Marr Chase Health at Exactly the Right Time

Looking for an early Christmas present? In this fully-free Monday article, Shawn Siegele walks through the RotoViz tools and how they can help you make savvy start/sit decisions, dominate DFS contests, and prepare for new playoff contests on the horizon. Lineup Decisions Magnified (The Jerry Jeudy Edition) Whether you’re in the FFPC finals or the win-and-in week of your league’s regular season, Week 14 is…...

Zero RB Playbook: Picks for Fantasy Playoff Stars and Busts, Plus Thoughts on Tough Week 14 Starts

Shawn Siegele uses the Advanced Team Stats Explorer to peek behind the curtain and provide a little texture to running back performances. He breaks down a few key late-week injury updates and looks ahead to find the next Saquon Barkley – for good or bad. After a couple of thrilling weeks for RB acquisitions, the crickets are back out ahead of Week 14. Kenneth Walker…...

Using the RotoViz Tools to Break Down the Conference Championship Games

Shawn Siegele uses the RotoViz tools to break down the AFC and NFC Championship games. The wide variety of playoff contests has added another layer of excitement over the last several weeks. Our preferred approach in early Underdog leagues was to load up with 49ers/Bengals rosters, and those teams have both advanced at much more palatable prices than the Chiefs and Eagles. If Tee Higgins…...

Dynasty Workshop 2023: Building a Coherent, High-Upside Framework for Dynasty Roster Construction

Want to build an unstoppable juggernaut and turn your dynasty roster into a money machine? In this edition of the Dynasty Workshop, I profile five RV TriFlex teams – three with 2021 startups and two from last season. You can decide for yourself whether you like the construction of these squads and if you want to follow our philosophy of Perpetual Reloading. It’s dynasty orphan…...

FFPC Playoff Challenge 2 Strategy: Breaking Down Every Relevant Player With the GLSP and PMR

Shawn Siegele breaks down every relevant player from the NFL Divisional Round and helps you plot strategy for the FFPC Playoff Challenge 2. The Wild Card weekend gave us a fantasy football bash for the ages, almost as though a year’s worth of excitement had been saved for the postseason. For participants in the FFPC and Underdog playoff contests, the intensity was ratcheted up a…...

Running the Gauntlet Again: Creating New Upside Scenarios as Underdog’s Playoff Contest Returns

Shawn Siegele breaks down results from the first round of the Underdog playoff tournaments and begins the strategy session for new versions of the Gauntlet and Mitten. The Underdog playoff contests are compulsively addictive six-person drafts. Each team selects a 10-player best ball lineup that starts 1-QB, 1-RB, 2-WR/TE, and 1-Flex in the battle to progress through each individual playoff round and win the big…...

Full FFPC Playoff Contest Blueprint With Insights from the Game Level Similarity Projections and Passing Matchup Rater

Shawn Siegele uses the Game Level Similarity Projections and Passing Matchup Rater to help create unique rosters with extreme upside in the FFPC Playoff Contest. I love this contest. On Tuesday, I broke it down in detail, explaining how every relevant player on all 14 playoff teams fit into coherent contest builds. Here’s a quick look at how it works: If you haven’t yet played…...

14 Teams, 49 Players, and $500,000: How Every Piece Fits in Our Quest to Win FFPC Playoff Gold

Shawn Siegele looks at the fit for every tournament-relevant player in the FFPC Playoff Contest and constructs a path to winning $500,000. If you haven’t yet played the FFPC playoff contests, you’re missing out on the best part of the reality playoffs. With price points at both $200 ($500k grand prize) and $35 ($100k), you get one more shot at a six-figure prize. Both contests…...

Underdog Playoff Prices Are Changing Quickly: 5 Tactical Moves to Take Advantage (Updated)

Shawn Siegele examines the swiftly changing landscape of Underdog playoff contests and explains how to turn new prices to your advantage. Update: I’ve tweaked the Saturday version after the Jaguars, Dolphins, and Seahawks locked down their playoff spots.  Underdog playoff drafts are fast-paced, exciting, and addictive. The $25 Gauntlet contest is now 80% full. Update: The Gauntlet has filled and Gauntlet 2 is now open…...

Ekeler’s Historic Brilliance and Jefferson’s Historic Dud – Week 17 Heroes Leave a Lasting Mark in Fantasy

Shawn Siegele places Austin Ekeler’s accomplishments in perspective after another star turn. And what about Justin Jefferson? Is his title-game dud the worst ever from star wide receiver?  I hope everyone’s New Year is off to a great start, ideally with a fantasy title or two now resting comfortably on your mantle. Week 17 offering the jarring contrast between a running back ascending to greatness…...

A Contrarian Approach to Underdog Playoff Contests That Offers an Intoxicating Blend of Safety and Upside

Shawn Siegele explains his contrarian approach for the Underdog playoff tournaments. If you want to maximize your advance rates while building a potentially powerful Super Bowl squad, these reality underdogs could be the way to do it. Gauntlet and Mitten drafts are now live over at Underdog. The Mitten 1 filled, so we’re on to Mitten 2, which is currently at 40% and filling fast…....

How the Best Ball Tools Launched a Superflex Team to the FFPC Finals

In today’s free article, Shawn Siegele works through the player analysis and tactical decisions that led to a spot in the FFPC Superflex finals. As the best time in the fantasy calendar rolls around, we’ve been having a blast around RotoViz headquarters. While members of the staff get ready to compete for best ball tournament championships, we’ve also been inundated with messages from subscribers and…...

The Fantasy Semifinals Belonged to the Weather . . . and to the Tight End Position

Shawn Siegele dives into the RotoViz tools to break down the biggest storylines from the fantasy semifinals. Week 16 was a tale of two environments. It was the best of times in dome games, and the worst of times when you found yourself on the wrong end of Mother Nature. It was also the best of times for many of us at RotoViz, as Conor…...

Running the Underdog Gauntlet: Draft Plans and Tactics for Taking Down the $100k

Gauntlet and Mitten drafts are now live over at Underdog. Madison Parkhill wrote a great strategy piece earlier this week, and it’ll help get you start attacking these fun playoff tournaments. The Gauntlet is a $25 playoff contest that features a $100,000 top prize and requires contestants to advance through each of the first three rounds and then win the tournament during the Super Bowl…....

The Zero RB Watch and Playbook Join Up for Week 16: Maximizing Your Lineups on Christmas Weekend

As we head into the fantasy semifinals, Blair and I are changing things up slightly this week. I’m going to write a melded version of the Zero RB Watch and the Zero RB Playbook, while he’s going to provide a deeper look at intriguing DFS options for the big Saturday slate. Checking back in on the main items from last week’s Playbook: Saquon Barkley and…...

Even Upstaged by Reality Football, This Was One of the Most Exciting Fantasy Weekends Ever

That’s what fantasy is supposed to be like. After a low-scoring, grind of a season that was borderline dull in places, the last several weeks of football have been extraordinary. Week 15 took it to another level as players lit up the scoreboard at all positions. The games were so entertaining that reality storylines even threatened to swallow up the fantasy fireworks. Colm and I…...

Zero RB Playbook: Sneaky Depth Options and a Game Plan for Fantasy’s Wild Card Weekend

Shawn Siegele uses the Advanced Team Stat Explorer, Game Level Similarity Projections, Team Splits tool, Weekly Player Explorer, Team Pace app, Strength of Schedule Streamer, Advanced Player Explorer, and more to help you dominate the first round of the fantasy playoffs.  Five main Zero RB storylines emerged in the past week: Rhamondre Stevenson goes down early for the Patriots, and both Kevin Harris and Pierre…...

Congratulations to the Underdog Regular Season Champion: An All-Time Great Roster Wins $1 Million

The regular season is over, and this week is early Christmas for best ball competitors as we sift through our portfolios, unwrapping those teams that advanced into the FFPC and Underdog tournaments. For one member of the RotoViz community, that present included a remarkable bonus of $1 million dollars, as King Kap took down the regular season crown. I have to admit I love this…...

With Everything On the Line, We Get Jerry Jeudy Magic and Ja’Marr Chase Health at Exactly the Right Time

Looking for an early Christmas present? In this fully-free Monday article, Shawn Siegele walks through the RotoViz tools and how they can help you make savvy start/sit decisions, dominate DFS contests, and prepare for new playoff contests on the horizon. Lineup Decisions Magnified (The Jerry Jeudy Edition) Whether you’re in the FFPC finals or the win-and-in week of your league’s regular season, Week 14 is…...

Zero RB Playbook: Picks for Fantasy Playoff Stars and Busts, Plus Thoughts on Tough Week 14 Starts

Shawn Siegele uses the Advanced Team Stats Explorer to peek behind the curtain and provide a little texture to running back performances. He breaks down a few key late-week injury updates and looks ahead to find the next Saquon Barkley – for good or bad. After a couple of thrilling weeks for RB acquisitions, the crickets are back out ahead of Week 14. Kenneth Walker…...

Using the RotoViz Tools to Break Down the Conference Championship Games

Shawn Siegele uses the RotoViz tools to break down the AFC and NFC Championship games. The wide variety of playoff contests has added another layer of excitement over the last several weeks. Our preferred approach in early Underdog leagues was to load up with 49ers/Bengals rosters, and those teams have both advanced at much more palatable prices than the Chiefs and Eagles. If Tee Higgins…...

Dynasty Workshop 2023: Building a Coherent, High-Upside Framework for Dynasty Roster Construction

Want to build an unstoppable juggernaut and turn your dynasty roster into a money machine? In this edition of the Dynasty Workshop, I profile five RV TriFlex teams – three with 2021 startups and two from last season. You can decide for yourself whether you like the construction of these squads and if you want to follow our philosophy of Perpetual Reloading. It’s dynasty orphan…...

FFPC Playoff Challenge 2 Strategy: Breaking Down Every Relevant Player With the GLSP and PMR

Shawn Siegele breaks down every relevant player from the NFL Divisional Round and helps you plot strategy for the FFPC Playoff Challenge 2. The Wild Card weekend gave us a fantasy football bash for the ages, almost as though a year’s worth of excitement had been saved for the postseason. For participants in the FFPC and Underdog playoff contests, the intensity was ratcheted up a…...

Running the Gauntlet Again: Creating New Upside Scenarios as Underdog’s Playoff Contest Returns

Shawn Siegele breaks down results from the first round of the Underdog playoff tournaments and begins the strategy session for new versions of the Gauntlet and Mitten. The Underdog playoff contests are compulsively addictive six-person drafts. Each team selects a 10-player best ball lineup that starts 1-QB, 1-RB, 2-WR/TE, and 1-Flex in the battle to progress through each individual playoff round and win the big…...

Full FFPC Playoff Contest Blueprint With Insights from the Game Level Similarity Projections and Passing Matchup Rater

Shawn Siegele uses the Game Level Similarity Projections and Passing Matchup Rater to help create unique rosters with extreme upside in the FFPC Playoff Contest. I love this contest. On Tuesday, I broke it down in detail, explaining how every relevant player on all 14 playoff teams fit into coherent contest builds. Here’s a quick look at how it works: If you haven’t yet played…...

14 Teams, 49 Players, and $500,000: How Every Piece Fits in Our Quest to Win FFPC Playoff Gold

Shawn Siegele looks at the fit for every tournament-relevant player in the FFPC Playoff Contest and constructs a path to winning $500,000. If you haven’t yet played the FFPC playoff contests, you’re missing out on the best part of the reality playoffs. With price points at both $200 ($500k grand prize) and $35 ($100k), you get one more shot at a six-figure prize. Both contests…...

Underdog Playoff Prices Are Changing Quickly: 5 Tactical Moves to Take Advantage (Updated)

Shawn Siegele examines the swiftly changing landscape of Underdog playoff contests and explains how to turn new prices to your advantage. Update: I’ve tweaked the Saturday version after the Jaguars, Dolphins, and Seahawks locked down their playoff spots.  Underdog playoff drafts are fast-paced, exciting, and addictive. The $25 Gauntlet contest is now 80% full. Update: The Gauntlet has filled and Gauntlet 2 is now open…...

Ekeler’s Historic Brilliance and Jefferson’s Historic Dud – Week 17 Heroes Leave a Lasting Mark in Fantasy

Shawn Siegele places Austin Ekeler’s accomplishments in perspective after another star turn. And what about Justin Jefferson? Is his title-game dud the worst ever from star wide receiver?  I hope everyone’s New Year is off to a great start, ideally with a fantasy title or two now resting comfortably on your mantle. Week 17 offering the jarring contrast between a running back ascending to greatness…...

A Contrarian Approach to Underdog Playoff Contests That Offers an Intoxicating Blend of Safety and Upside

Shawn Siegele explains his contrarian approach for the Underdog playoff tournaments. If you want to maximize your advance rates while building a potentially powerful Super Bowl squad, these reality underdogs could be the way to do it. Gauntlet and Mitten drafts are now live over at Underdog. The Mitten 1 filled, so we’re on to Mitten 2, which is currently at 40% and filling fast…....

How the Best Ball Tools Launched a Superflex Team to the FFPC Finals

In today’s free article, Shawn Siegele works through the player analysis and tactical decisions that led to a spot in the FFPC Superflex finals. As the best time in the fantasy calendar rolls around, we’ve been having a blast around RotoViz headquarters. While members of the staff get ready to compete for best ball tournament championships, we’ve also been inundated with messages from subscribers and…...

The Fantasy Semifinals Belonged to the Weather . . . and to the Tight End Position

Shawn Siegele dives into the RotoViz tools to break down the biggest storylines from the fantasy semifinals. Week 16 was a tale of two environments. It was the best of times in dome games, and the worst of times when you found yourself on the wrong end of Mother Nature. It was also the best of times for many of us at RotoViz, as Conor…...

Running the Underdog Gauntlet: Draft Plans and Tactics for Taking Down the $100k

Gauntlet and Mitten drafts are now live over at Underdog. Madison Parkhill wrote a great strategy piece earlier this week, and it’ll help get you start attacking these fun playoff tournaments. The Gauntlet is a $25 playoff contest that features a $100,000 top prize and requires contestants to advance through each of the first three rounds and then win the tournament during the Super Bowl…....

The Zero RB Watch and Playbook Join Up for Week 16: Maximizing Your Lineups on Christmas Weekend

As we head into the fantasy semifinals, Blair and I are changing things up slightly this week. I’m going to write a melded version of the Zero RB Watch and the Zero RB Playbook, while he’s going to provide a deeper look at intriguing DFS options for the big Saturday slate. Checking back in on the main items from last week’s Playbook: Saquon Barkley and…...

Even Upstaged by Reality Football, This Was One of the Most Exciting Fantasy Weekends Ever

That’s what fantasy is supposed to be like. After a low-scoring, grind of a season that was borderline dull in places, the last several weeks of football have been extraordinary. Week 15 took it to another level as players lit up the scoreboard at all positions. The games were so entertaining that reality storylines even threatened to swallow up the fantasy fireworks. Colm and I…...

Zero RB Playbook: Sneaky Depth Options and a Game Plan for Fantasy’s Wild Card Weekend

Shawn Siegele uses the Advanced Team Stat Explorer, Game Level Similarity Projections, Team Splits tool, Weekly Player Explorer, Team Pace app, Strength of Schedule Streamer, Advanced Player Explorer, and more to help you dominate the first round of the fantasy playoffs.  Five main Zero RB storylines emerged in the past week: Rhamondre Stevenson goes down early for the Patriots, and both Kevin Harris and Pierre…...

Congratulations to the Underdog Regular Season Champion: An All-Time Great Roster Wins $1 Million

The regular season is over, and this week is early Christmas for best ball competitors as we sift through our portfolios, unwrapping those teams that advanced into the FFPC and Underdog tournaments. For one member of the RotoViz community, that present included a remarkable bonus of $1 million dollars, as King Kap took down the regular season crown. I have to admit I love this…...

With Everything On the Line, We Get Jerry Jeudy Magic and Ja’Marr Chase Health at Exactly the Right Time

Looking for an early Christmas present? In this fully-free Monday article, Shawn Siegele walks through the RotoViz tools and how they can help you make savvy start/sit decisions, dominate DFS contests, and prepare for new playoff contests on the horizon. Lineup Decisions Magnified (The Jerry Jeudy Edition) Whether you’re in the FFPC finals or the win-and-in week of your league’s regular season, Week 14 is…...

Zero RB Playbook: Picks for Fantasy Playoff Stars and Busts, Plus Thoughts on Tough Week 14 Starts

Shawn Siegele uses the Advanced Team Stats Explorer to peek behind the curtain and provide a little texture to running back performances. He breaks down a few key late-week injury updates and looks ahead to find the next Saquon Barkley – for good or bad. After a couple of thrilling weeks for RB acquisitions, the crickets are back out ahead of Week 14. Kenneth Walker…...

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