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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Anatomy of a Wide Receiver Breakout

Investing in wide receiver breakout performances is the key to fantasy championships. This will be especially true in 2016 as ADP changes siphon some of the veteran value…....

5 Opportunity Plays Where Drafters Are Betting on the Wrong Guy

When cobbling together a fantasy lineup, you want to draft good players, but you also want to buy as many touches as you can. The owner who buys the most touches will probably win. In many cases these opportunity plays are straightforward. Your brother-in-law is going to win your league because he owns Matt Jones…....

7 Freakish Athletes Who Could Emerge as 2016’s Breakout WR

With the 2014 wide receiver class looking like one of the best in history and the depressing 2016 class still lending itself to Rookie Derangement, it’s easy to forget about 2015’s ultra-athletic prospects. Athleticism tends to be an overrated element of WR evaluation, but drafters are always on the lookout for upside players who might fall through the ADP cracks…....

Top 15 Zero RB Candidates for 2016: No. 5 to No. 1

The list of Top 15 Zero RB candidates had a big year in 2015. The Top 5 included league-winners Devonta Freeman and Doug Martin. It also contained serviceable pass-catching backs Duke Johnson and Charles Sims. David Johnson clocked in at No. 7…....

Why Danny Woodhead Is a Trap Player and Melvin Gordon a Must Own

Earlier this summer Justin Winn provided an excellent breakdown of his Projection Machine outlook for the San Diego Chargers fantasy positions. Danny Woodhead is projected for 77 receptions compared to only 29 for Melvin Gordon. Those numbers feel right, but do they properly represent the range of outcomes? Let’s use the RotoViz Screener to get a sense of what we can expect in terms of RB receptions based on previous receptions.   Woodhead is projected for 52 receptions, Gordon for 31. Based on the Chargers offense from the last several seasons, this leaves quite a few RB receptions up for grabs. If those…...

Fantasy Drafters Are Targeting the Wrong Breakout WR in Indianapolis

The Indianapolis passing game is probably going to give us league-winners due to volume and opportunity. The Colts play fast, and they lost 161 targets in free agency. Andrew Luck will be throwing to an uncluttered depth chart. In fact, we could see multiple league-winners in the Colts passing game . . . and Donte Moncrief still not be among them…....

Top 15 Zero RB Candidates for 2016: No. 10 to No. 6

The list of Top 15 Zero RB candidates had a big year in 2015. The Top 5 included league-winners Devonta Freeman and Doug Martin. It also contained serviceable pass-catching backs Duke Johnson and Charles Sims. David Johnson clocked in at No. 7…....

Anatomy of a Wide Receiver Breakout

Investing in wide receiver breakout performances is the key to fantasy championships. This will be especially true in 2016 as ADP changes siphon some of the veteran value…....

5 Opportunity Plays Where Drafters Are Betting on the Wrong Guy

When cobbling together a fantasy lineup, you want to draft good players, but you also want to buy as many touches as you can. The owner who buys the most touches will probably win. In many cases these opportunity plays are straightforward. Your brother-in-law is going to win your league because he owns Matt Jones…....

7 Freakish Athletes Who Could Emerge as 2016’s Breakout WR

With the 2014 wide receiver class looking like one of the best in history and the depressing 2016 class still lending itself to Rookie Derangement, it’s easy to forget about 2015’s ultra-athletic prospects. Athleticism tends to be an overrated element of WR evaluation, but drafters are always on the lookout for upside players who might fall through the ADP cracks…....

Top 15 Zero RB Candidates for 2016: No. 5 to No. 1

The list of Top 15 Zero RB candidates had a big year in 2015. The Top 5 included league-winners Devonta Freeman and Doug Martin. It also contained serviceable pass-catching backs Duke Johnson and Charles Sims. David Johnson clocked in at No. 7…....

Why Danny Woodhead Is a Trap Player and Melvin Gordon a Must Own

Earlier this summer Justin Winn provided an excellent breakdown of his Projection Machine outlook for the San Diego Chargers fantasy positions. Danny Woodhead is projected for 77 receptions compared to only 29 for Melvin Gordon. Those numbers feel right, but do they properly represent the range of outcomes? Let’s use the RotoViz Screener to get a sense of what we can expect in terms of RB receptions based on previous receptions.   Woodhead is projected for 52 receptions, Gordon for 31. Based on the Chargers offense from the last several seasons, this leaves quite a few RB receptions up for grabs. If those…...

Fantasy Drafters Are Targeting the Wrong Breakout WR in Indianapolis

The Indianapolis passing game is probably going to give us league-winners due to volume and opportunity. The Colts play fast, and they lost 161 targets in free agency. Andrew Luck will be throwing to an uncluttered depth chart. In fact, we could see multiple league-winners in the Colts passing game . . . and Donte Moncrief still not be among them…....

Top 15 Zero RB Candidates for 2016: No. 10 to No. 6

The list of Top 15 Zero RB candidates had a big year in 2015. The Top 5 included league-winners Devonta Freeman and Doug Martin. It also contained serviceable pass-catching backs Duke Johnson and Charles Sims. David Johnson clocked in at No. 7…....

Anatomy of a Wide Receiver Breakout

Investing in wide receiver breakout performances is the key to fantasy championships. This will be especially true in 2016 as ADP changes siphon some of the veteran value…....

5 Opportunity Plays Where Drafters Are Betting on the Wrong Guy

When cobbling together a fantasy lineup, you want to draft good players, but you also want to buy as many touches as you can. The owner who buys the most touches will probably win. In many cases these opportunity plays are straightforward. Your brother-in-law is going to win your league…...

7 Freakish Athletes Who Could Emerge as 2016’s Breakout WR

With the 2014 wide receiver class looking like one of the best in history and the depressing 2016 class still lending itself to Rookie Derangement, it’s easy to forget about 2015’s ultra-athletic prospects. Athleticism tends to be an overrated element of WR evaluation, but drafters are always on the lookout…...

Top 15 Zero RB Candidates for 2016: No. 5 to No. 1

The list of Top 15 Zero RB candidates had a big year in 2015. The Top 5 included league-winners Devonta Freeman and Doug Martin. It also contained serviceable pass-catching backs Duke Johnson and Charles Sims. David Johnson clocked in at No. 7…....

Why Danny Woodhead Is a Trap Player and Melvin Gordon a Must Own

Earlier this summer Justin Winn provided an excellent breakdown of his Projection Machine outlook for the San Diego Chargers fantasy positions. Danny Woodhead is projected for 77 receptions compared to only 29 for Melvin Gordon. Those numbers feel right, but do they properly represent the range of outcomes? Let’s use the RotoViz Screener…...

Fantasy Drafters Are Targeting the Wrong Breakout WR in Indianapolis

The Indianapolis passing game is probably going to give us league-winners due to volume and opportunity. The Colts play fast, and they lost 161 targets in free agency. Andrew Luck will be throwing to an uncluttered depth chart. In fact, we could see multiple league-winners in the Colts passing game …....

Top 15 Zero RB Candidates for 2016: No. 10 to No. 6

The list of Top 15 Zero RB candidates had a big year in 2015. The Top 5 included league-winners Devonta Freeman and Doug Martin. It also contained serviceable pass-catching backs Duke Johnson and Charles Sims. David Johnson clocked in at No. 7…....

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