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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FFPC Pros v Joes Dynasty Superflex Startup: Blockbuster Trades, QB Dilemmas, and Widespread Skepticism About RB ADP

Shawn Siegele breaks down the most recent developments in his FFPC Superflex Dynasty League startup. He profiles the blockbuster trades, examines the best picks, and explains why owners are ignoring the RB-heavy ADP of the format. Curtis Patrick and I are drafting in a loaded Pros vs Joes event that includes long-time friend Patrick Kerrane and many other talented owners. In 5 Takeaways from an FFPC Pros v Joes Superflex Startup, I detailed the early-round trends and broke down a couple of big trades that reshaped our roster. Today, we move into the middle rounds where fireworks continue to go…...

3 Quick Hacks Deliver Elite Win Rates in FFPC Best Ball

Shawn Siegele discusses a trio of key tactical insights from the Roster Construction Explorer that will help you dominate FFPC best ball leagues.  For those who listened to Mike Beers on our RotoViz Overtime best ball podcasts, you know a few tricks of the trade in FFPC leagues. Mike’s tools like the FFPC Command Center and the FFPC Dashboard provide all of the rankings and ADP data you need to perfect your preparation, balance your exposures, and manage your picks in-draft. The just-released Best Ball Win Rates Explorer allows you to peruse historical player win rates, understand positional win rates,…...

5 Key Takeaways from the FFPC Dynasty Superflex Pros vs. Joes Event

Curtis Patrick and Shawn Siegele draft in the FFPC Pros vs. Joes dynasty event. Shawn analyzes the key trends from their draft and breaks down the Team RotoViz selections. It’s always a lot of fun to participate in a startup dynasty draft with a partner, and it’s even better when that draft is an FFPC Pros versus Joes event. Owners in this league are engaged. As I finish up this look at the early rounds, we’re sitting at 6.04 with 24 trades already in the books. What can we learn from the best owners in the business? Today, I’ll use…...

The Win Rate Explorer Is Here and the Features Are Insane

Those who listened to Mike Beers on the Best Ball episodes of RotoViz Overtime knew something exciting was coming. It’s here, and it’s spectacular. Last Friday, Mike unveiled the Best Ball Win Rates Explorer and the features are insane. You can look at all of the individual player win rates for the last five years, but you can also do something much cooler. Instead of simply having the individual win rates, you can stack that player with one or two other players to see the overall result. Want to know the win rate for teams that rostered Christian McCaffrey and Lamar…...

There Are Multiple Ways to Win in BestBall10s, But There’s One Glaring Path to Dominant Top-Six Finishes

In the Wide Receiver Lesson of the 2020 Best Ball Workshop, Shawn Siegele discusses the WRs tactics that make the difference between winning and losing. It’s not hyperbole to say WR is the key to generating elite top-six percentages. The numbers will shock you. The Best Ball Workshop has been a blast to write again this season, and it’s a testament to the fantastic intel available in the Best Ball tools suite from Mike Beers. And things are about to get even better. We just launched the Win Rate Explorer with a host of new features. Some of those goodies…...

If Wide Receiver Is Deep, Running Back Is Bottomless

Running back-heavy constructions are all the rage in 2020. This is despite research that repeatedly shows the flaws in this approach. One persistent narrative may be the culprit: wide receiver is deep. This is certainly not the case from an evidence-based perspective. The Win the Flex tool shows you how many points have been scored relative to ADP by the different positions. After the megastar RBs at the top of the draft, WR quickly opens a massive gap. RB and WR Scoring Relative to ADP 2017-2019 That gap starts to close at approximately the same time RB-heavy drafters switch to…...

Buy, Hold, Or Sell: How to Profit from Recent ADP Risers and What to Do With Alexander Mattison

In an unusual offseason that’s lacked on-field workouts, we haven’t had the normal player buzz. We’re still seeing plenty of movement. The Risers/Fallers tab in the FFPC Dashboard helps locate the biggest ADP movers. With a little over a month until the proposed beginning of camp, you still have plenty of time to balance your portfolio at a profit . . . if you purchase the right guys. Buy, Hold, or Sell – The Difficult Case of Alexander Mattison Mattison is easily our biggest riser, climbing 25 spots on the news that Dalvin Cook will hold out for a new…...

The 10 Most Undervalued Redraft Players for 2020

Shawn Siegele breaks down the 10 most undervalued redraft options and provides the top breakouts, bouncebacks, and Zero RB candidates for 2020. Writing the 10 Most Undervalued Players in Dynasty Startups was a blast. When I’m reading my favorite writers, I want to know which guys they’re targeting. It’s why Curtis Patrick’s Must-Draft RBs was so much fun. It’s why Matt Wispe’s 8 Late-Round Picks to Dominate Best Ball should be on your reading list. It’s why I couldn’t wait for Jack Miller’s 15 WRs to Target. It’s also why I covered every pick from all 20 rounds of the…...

20 Rounds of Death – Every Pick from the Top Experts and What the Roster Construction Explorer Has to Say About Them

The MFL10 of Death is annually one of my favorite leagues. Drafting against these experts is an absolute blast, and I want to thank Pat Thorman for putting it together and donating the proceeds to charity. Each season I like to break down all 20 rounds to get a feel for how my compatriots are playing. It goes without saying that I hold all of them in high regard, and a round-by-round analysis helps me understand their thinking for the current year. I also like to look at the picks in the context of the current Best Ball Workshop. Do…...

Turn Your Best Ball Drafts Into a Money Machine With These Unpopular RB Tactics

In Lesson 6, we looked at all of the best two-round starts in best ball. Given what we know about RB dominance in 2019, the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches were surprising. In today’s Lesson 7 of the 2020 Best Ball Workshop, Shawn Siegele examines the key RB tactics throughout your draft, including the sweet spots for selecting your RB3 and RB4. It’s Best Ball Week on RotoViz. The guru himself, Mike Beers, appeared on RotoViz Overtime and broke down all of the key tactics for dominating your leagues. Among the topics he discussed, Mike explained how to use the…...

FFPC Pros v Joes Dynasty Superflex Startup: Blockbuster Trades, QB Dilemmas, and Widespread Skepticism About RB ADP

Shawn Siegele breaks down the most recent developments in his FFPC Superflex Dynasty League startup. He profiles the blockbuster trades, examines the best picks, and explains why owners are ignoring the RB-heavy ADP of the format. Curtis Patrick and I are drafting in a loaded Pros vs Joes event that includes long-time friend Patrick Kerrane and many other talented owners. In 5 Takeaways from an FFPC Pros v Joes Superflex Startup, I detailed the early-round trends and broke down a couple of big trades that reshaped our roster. Today, we move into the middle rounds where fireworks continue to go…...

3 Quick Hacks Deliver Elite Win Rates in FFPC Best Ball

Shawn Siegele discusses a trio of key tactical insights from the Roster Construction Explorer that will help you dominate FFPC best ball leagues.  For those who listened to Mike Beers on our RotoViz Overtime best ball podcasts, you know a few tricks of the trade in FFPC leagues. Mike’s tools like the FFPC Command Center and the FFPC Dashboard provide all of the rankings and ADP data you need to perfect your preparation, balance your exposures, and manage your picks in-draft. The just-released Best Ball Win Rates Explorer allows you to peruse historical player win rates, understand positional win rates,…...

5 Key Takeaways from the FFPC Dynasty Superflex Pros vs. Joes Event

Curtis Patrick and Shawn Siegele draft in the FFPC Pros vs. Joes dynasty event. Shawn analyzes the key trends from their draft and breaks down the Team RotoViz selections. It’s always a lot of fun to participate in a startup dynasty draft with a partner, and it’s even better when that draft is an FFPC Pros versus Joes event. Owners in this league are engaged. As I finish up this look at the early rounds, we’re sitting at 6.04 with 24 trades already in the books. What can we learn from the best owners in the business? Today, I’ll use…...

The Win Rate Explorer Is Here and the Features Are Insane

Those who listened to Mike Beers on the Best Ball episodes of RotoViz Overtime knew something exciting was coming. It’s here, and it’s spectacular. Last Friday, Mike unveiled the Best Ball Win Rates Explorer and the features are insane. You can look at all of the individual player win rates for the last five years, but you can also do something much cooler. Instead of simply having the individual win rates, you can stack that player with one or two other players to see the overall result. Want to know the win rate for teams that rostered Christian McCaffrey and Lamar…...

There Are Multiple Ways to Win in BestBall10s, But There’s One Glaring Path to Dominant Top-Six Finishes

In the Wide Receiver Lesson of the 2020 Best Ball Workshop, Shawn Siegele discusses the WRs tactics that make the difference between winning and losing. It’s not hyperbole to say WR is the key to generating elite top-six percentages. The numbers will shock you. The Best Ball Workshop has been a blast to write again this season, and it’s a testament to the fantastic intel available in the Best Ball tools suite from Mike Beers. And things are about to get even better. We just launched the Win Rate Explorer with a host of new features. Some of those goodies…...

If Wide Receiver Is Deep, Running Back Is Bottomless

Running back-heavy constructions are all the rage in 2020. This is despite research that repeatedly shows the flaws in this approach. One persistent narrative may be the culprit: wide receiver is deep. This is certainly not the case from an evidence-based perspective. The Win the Flex tool shows you how many points have been scored relative to ADP by the different positions. After the megastar RBs at the top of the draft, WR quickly opens a massive gap. RB and WR Scoring Relative to ADP 2017-2019 That gap starts to close at approximately the same time RB-heavy drafters switch to…...

Buy, Hold, Or Sell: How to Profit from Recent ADP Risers and What to Do With Alexander Mattison

In an unusual offseason that’s lacked on-field workouts, we haven’t had the normal player buzz. We’re still seeing plenty of movement. The Risers/Fallers tab in the FFPC Dashboard helps locate the biggest ADP movers. With a little over a month until the proposed beginning of camp, you still have plenty of time to balance your portfolio at a profit . . . if you purchase the right guys. Buy, Hold, or Sell – The Difficult Case of Alexander Mattison Mattison is easily our biggest riser, climbing 25 spots on the news that Dalvin Cook will hold out for a new…...

The 10 Most Undervalued Redraft Players for 2020

Shawn Siegele breaks down the 10 most undervalued redraft options and provides the top breakouts, bouncebacks, and Zero RB candidates for 2020. Writing the 10 Most Undervalued Players in Dynasty Startups was a blast. When I’m reading my favorite writers, I want to know which guys they’re targeting. It’s why Curtis Patrick’s Must-Draft RBs was so much fun. It’s why Matt Wispe’s 8 Late-Round Picks to Dominate Best Ball should be on your reading list. It’s why I couldn’t wait for Jack Miller’s 15 WRs to Target. It’s also why I covered every pick from all 20 rounds of the…...

20 Rounds of Death – Every Pick from the Top Experts and What the Roster Construction Explorer Has to Say About Them

The MFL10 of Death is annually one of my favorite leagues. Drafting against these experts is an absolute blast, and I want to thank Pat Thorman for putting it together and donating the proceeds to charity. Each season I like to break down all 20 rounds to get a feel for how my compatriots are playing. It goes without saying that I hold all of them in high regard, and a round-by-round analysis helps me understand their thinking for the current year. I also like to look at the picks in the context of the current Best Ball Workshop. Do…...

Turn Your Best Ball Drafts Into a Money Machine With These Unpopular RB Tactics

In Lesson 6, we looked at all of the best two-round starts in best ball. Given what we know about RB dominance in 2019, the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches were surprising. In today’s Lesson 7 of the 2020 Best Ball Workshop, Shawn Siegele examines the key RB tactics throughout your draft, including the sweet spots for selecting your RB3 and RB4. It’s Best Ball Week on RotoViz. The guru himself, Mike Beers, appeared on RotoViz Overtime and broke down all of the key tactics for dominating your leagues. Among the topics he discussed, Mike explained how to use the…...

3 Quick Hacks Deliver Elite Win Rates in FFPC Best Ball

Shawn Siegele discusses a trio of key tactical insights from the Roster Construction Explorer that will help you dominate FFPC best ball leagues.  For those who listened to Mike Beers on our RotoViz Overtime best ball podcasts, you know a few tricks of the trade in FFPC leagues. Mike’s tools…...

5 Key Takeaways from the FFPC Dynasty Superflex Pros vs. Joes Event

Curtis Patrick and Shawn Siegele draft in the FFPC Pros vs. Joes dynasty event. Shawn analyzes the key trends from their draft and breaks down the Team RotoViz selections. It’s always a lot of fun to participate in a startup dynasty draft with a partner, and it’s even better when…...

The Win Rate Explorer Is Here and the Features Are Insane

Those who listened to Mike Beers on the Best Ball episodes of RotoViz Overtime knew something exciting was coming. It’s here, and it’s spectacular. Last Friday, Mike unveiled the Best Ball Win Rates Explorer and the features are insane. You can look at all of the individual player win rates for…...

If Wide Receiver Is Deep, Running Back Is Bottomless

Running back-heavy constructions are all the rage in 2020. This is despite research that repeatedly shows the flaws in this approach. One persistent narrative may be the culprit: wide receiver is deep. This is certainly not the case from an evidence-based perspective. The Win the Flex tool shows you how…...

The 10 Most Undervalued Redraft Players for 2020

Shawn Siegele breaks down the 10 most undervalued redraft options and provides the top breakouts, bouncebacks, and Zero RB candidates for 2020. Writing the 10 Most Undervalued Players in Dynasty Startups was a blast. When I’m reading my favorite writers, I want to know which guys they’re targeting. It’s why…...

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