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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2020 Free Agency: Winners, Losers, and 5 New Sleepers You Need to Buy Now

Shawn Siegele covers the fantasy winners and losers in 2020 free agency, and then dives into his favorite sleepers in the aftermath. Despite the limited moves at wide receiver, 2020 free agency hasn’t been a disappointment. Last week I discussed the shock waves emanating through Superflex leagues, and today we move to the marquee positions with a look at Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon, and David Johnson. Since it’s never a bad time to talk sleepers, I also dive into a few of my favorite post-FA values. Advanced stats from the NFL Stat Explorer and RotoViz Screener help us find bargains…...

Superflex Winners and Losers – Seismic Shocks Rock the Best Format In Fantasy

Shawn Siegele looks at the biggest winners and losers in superflex formats after a wild week of free agency at the quarterback position. The first week of free agency has brought a flurry of fantasy stories, from the DeAndre Hopkins trade that inspired a fantasy tidal wave to Stefon Diggs’ controversial arrival in Buffalo. But the central narrative in 2020 has focused on the unprecedented movement at the quarterback position. And to really enjoy it, you needed to be in the best format in all of fantasy. If you owned Jameis Winston and Cam Newton in your 1-QB dynasty league,…...

Breaking Down the Surprises and Bargains in Superflex and TE Premium Mocks – Volume 2 of the Dynasty Command Center Rookie Guide

Shawn Siegele breaks down his 12 rookie picks in a recent mock-draft extravaganza for the Dynasty Command Center Rookie Guide. He examines all of his options in Superflex, TE Premium, and Classic formats. As we put the final touches on Volume 2 of the Dynasty Command Center Rookie Guide, I wanted to evaluate my picks in each of our mocks. The DCC Rookie Guide provides four-round mocks for three different formats, helping readers understand the landscape prior to the 2020 NFL Draft. If you want to dive even deeper, I’ve provided links to our prospect profiles with advanced stats and…...

2020 Dynasty Top 150 – Balancing Superflex and TE Premium When Drafting from the Elite WR Tier

Shawn Siegele unveils his 2020 Dynasty Top 150 and breaks the rankings into tiers. The dynasty rankings include SuperFlex formats, tight end premium scoring, and the new rookies who will be part of the 2020 NFL Draft. We took a short interlude from the Dynasty Tiers Series to focus on the NFL combine and examine how the 2020 prospects performed in our projection and comparison tools. One of the best weekends of the football calendar presented us with a wealth of new information. 2020 Freak Scores: Henry Ruggs Blazes and a Sleeper Posts an Epic Score 2020 RB Prospect Lab…...

200 Comps – The Combine Explorer Finds the Top Athletic Matches for Every Major WR Prospect

Shawn Siegele uses the NFL Combine Explorer to locate and discuss the top athletic comps for the elite wide receiver prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Combine Explorer from Dave Caban is another of my favorite tools. It records all of the measurements from the combine and helps us place them within historical context at each position. It also finds the 20 closest athletic comps for each prospect. This does a couple of key things. It helps us calibrate our expectations for what a player might do athletically. It also helps remind us that athleticism isn’t the full picture…....

The Best Prospect Since Barry Sanders? A Rich Man’s Derrick Henry? Multiple RBs Blow Up Our Post-Combine Prospect Lab Rankings

Shawn Siegele provides updated RB Prospect Lab Rankings after the running backs put on a show at the combine. He profiles the winners and losers, and tells you how to play the position in upcoming drafts. With the 2020 NFL combine results now flowing into tools like the RB Prospect Lab, Box Score Scout, and NFL Combine Explorer, we can improve our projections, increase the accuracy of our player comps, and make better predictions about eventual draft slot. Last week, I used the ADP charting feature from the FFPC Dashboard to point out several big values at RB. Those players…...

2020 Freak Scores: Henry Ruggs Blazes But a Sleeper Posts a Truly Epic Score

Freak Score is our scaled metric that uses height, weight, and speed to project the TD-scoring potential for NFL prospects. Unlike many other measures for an NFL prospect’s size/athleticism profile, the Freak Score gives us a measure that directly relates to an important element of fantasy scoring. If you aren’t adjusting for the importance of height, then you’re missing the critical element. The Freak Score also helps us differentiate between the truly freakish players and those who are “just” professional athletes. The Freak Score is scaled 1 to 100, and the incomparable Calvin Johnson sets our scale at 100. Megatron ran…...

Ready to Run? Checking in on Rookie Best Ball ADP Before a Potential Combine Bounce

Combine testing begins today and runs through the weekend. With the 2020 class loaded at both running back and wide receiver, just how expensive are these prospects in early best ball drafts?  Using the FFPC Dashboard, we can track the progress of tomorrow’s stars. The Player Win Rate tool helps us put these ADPs in perspective and look at how they compare to the draft slots and win rates from the 2019 rookies. Running Back Tier 1 Runners grabbed the top three spots in our first edition of the Dynasty Command Center Rookie Guide. D’Andre Swift, Jonathan Taylor, and J.K…....

2020 Wide Receiver Combine Preview: Top Comps, Dominator Ratings, Freak Scores, and More

As wide receivers take the field for testing and drills on Thursday, it’s time for the 2020 NFL Combine preview. Shawn Siegele uses the RotoViz tools to help you locate the top comps, Dominator Ratings, and Freak Scores for a loaded rookie class. We’ll be awash in information over the next several days. To help make sense of the beautiful madness, I’ve put together a combine preview that provides: A range of Freak Score results. Career Dominator Ratings. The top player comp from the Box Score Scout. Freak Score You’ll be inundated with metrics this weekend, but the Freak Score…...

2020 Best Ball Workshop – George Kittle, Mark Andrews, and Why Unpopular TE Tactics Are the Key to Success

Thanks to the tools of best-ball guru Mike Beers, the 2019 Best Ball Workshop returned impressive win rates at every position. As we move into Lesson 2 of the 2020 Workshop, Shawn Siegele uses the Roster Construction Explorer to help you dominate your league again at the TE position.  In Lesson 1, we examined the QB position and located a key hack that provided owners with a win rate above 10% from 2015 to 2018. It paid off for subscribers in a big way as the numbers were even better in 2019. Today we jump into the TE position where…...

2020 Free Agency: Winners, Losers, and 5 New Sleepers You Need to Buy Now

Shawn Siegele covers the fantasy winners and losers in 2020 free agency, and then dives into his favorite sleepers in the aftermath. Despite the limited moves at wide receiver, 2020 free agency hasn’t been a disappointment. Last week I discussed the shock waves emanating through Superflex leagues, and today we move to the marquee positions with a look at Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon, and David Johnson. Since it’s never a bad time to talk sleepers, I also dive into a few of my favorite post-FA values. Advanced stats from the NFL Stat Explorer and RotoViz Screener help us find bargains…...

Superflex Winners and Losers – Seismic Shocks Rock the Best Format In Fantasy

Shawn Siegele looks at the biggest winners and losers in superflex formats after a wild week of free agency at the quarterback position. The first week of free agency has brought a flurry of fantasy stories, from the DeAndre Hopkins trade that inspired a fantasy tidal wave to Stefon Diggs’ controversial arrival in Buffalo. But the central narrative in 2020 has focused on the unprecedented movement at the quarterback position. And to really enjoy it, you needed to be in the best format in all of fantasy. If you owned Jameis Winston and Cam Newton in your 1-QB dynasty league,…...

Breaking Down the Surprises and Bargains in Superflex and TE Premium Mocks – Volume 2 of the Dynasty Command Center Rookie Guide

Shawn Siegele breaks down his 12 rookie picks in a recent mock-draft extravaganza for the Dynasty Command Center Rookie Guide. He examines all of his options in Superflex, TE Premium, and Classic formats. As we put the final touches on Volume 2 of the Dynasty Command Center Rookie Guide, I wanted to evaluate my picks in each of our mocks. The DCC Rookie Guide provides four-round mocks for three different formats, helping readers understand the landscape prior to the 2020 NFL Draft. If you want to dive even deeper, I’ve provided links to our prospect profiles with advanced stats and…...

2020 Dynasty Top 150 – Balancing Superflex and TE Premium When Drafting from the Elite WR Tier

Shawn Siegele unveils his 2020 Dynasty Top 150 and breaks the rankings into tiers. The dynasty rankings include SuperFlex formats, tight end premium scoring, and the new rookies who will be part of the 2020 NFL Draft. We took a short interlude from the Dynasty Tiers Series to focus on the NFL combine and examine how the 2020 prospects performed in our projection and comparison tools. One of the best weekends of the football calendar presented us with a wealth of new information. 2020 Freak Scores: Henry Ruggs Blazes and a Sleeper Posts an Epic Score 2020 RB Prospect Lab…...

200 Comps – The Combine Explorer Finds the Top Athletic Matches for Every Major WR Prospect

Shawn Siegele uses the NFL Combine Explorer to locate and discuss the top athletic comps for the elite wide receiver prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Combine Explorer from Dave Caban is another of my favorite tools. It records all of the measurements from the combine and helps us place them within historical context at each position. It also finds the 20 closest athletic comps for each prospect. This does a couple of key things. It helps us calibrate our expectations for what a player might do athletically. It also helps remind us that athleticism isn’t the full picture…....

The Best Prospect Since Barry Sanders? A Rich Man’s Derrick Henry? Multiple RBs Blow Up Our Post-Combine Prospect Lab Rankings

Shawn Siegele provides updated RB Prospect Lab Rankings after the running backs put on a show at the combine. He profiles the winners and losers, and tells you how to play the position in upcoming drafts. With the 2020 NFL combine results now flowing into tools like the RB Prospect Lab, Box Score Scout, and NFL Combine Explorer, we can improve our projections, increase the accuracy of our player comps, and make better predictions about eventual draft slot. Last week, I used the ADP charting feature from the FFPC Dashboard to point out several big values at RB. Those players…...

2020 Freak Scores: Henry Ruggs Blazes But a Sleeper Posts a Truly Epic Score

Freak Score is our scaled metric that uses height, weight, and speed to project the TD-scoring potential for NFL prospects. Unlike many other measures for an NFL prospect’s size/athleticism profile, the Freak Score gives us a measure that directly relates to an important element of fantasy scoring. If you aren’t adjusting for the importance of height, then you’re missing the critical element. The Freak Score also helps us differentiate between the truly freakish players and those who are “just” professional athletes. The Freak Score is scaled 1 to 100, and the incomparable Calvin Johnson sets our scale at 100. Megatron ran…...

Ready to Run? Checking in on Rookie Best Ball ADP Before a Potential Combine Bounce

Combine testing begins today and runs through the weekend. With the 2020 class loaded at both running back and wide receiver, just how expensive are these prospects in early best ball drafts?  Using the FFPC Dashboard, we can track the progress of tomorrow’s stars. The Player Win Rate tool helps us put these ADPs in perspective and look at how they compare to the draft slots and win rates from the 2019 rookies. Running Back Tier 1 Runners grabbed the top three spots in our first edition of the Dynasty Command Center Rookie Guide. D’Andre Swift, Jonathan Taylor, and J.K…....

2020 Wide Receiver Combine Preview: Top Comps, Dominator Ratings, Freak Scores, and More

As wide receivers take the field for testing and drills on Thursday, it’s time for the 2020 NFL Combine preview. Shawn Siegele uses the RotoViz tools to help you locate the top comps, Dominator Ratings, and Freak Scores for a loaded rookie class. We’ll be awash in information over the next several days. To help make sense of the beautiful madness, I’ve put together a combine preview that provides: A range of Freak Score results. Career Dominator Ratings. The top player comp from the Box Score Scout. Freak Score You’ll be inundated with metrics this weekend, but the Freak Score…...

2020 Best Ball Workshop – George Kittle, Mark Andrews, and Why Unpopular TE Tactics Are the Key to Success

Thanks to the tools of best-ball guru Mike Beers, the 2019 Best Ball Workshop returned impressive win rates at every position. As we move into Lesson 2 of the 2020 Workshop, Shawn Siegele uses the Roster Construction Explorer to help you dominate your league again at the TE position.  In Lesson 1, we examined the QB position and located a key hack that provided owners with a win rate above 10% from 2015 to 2018. It paid off for subscribers in a big way as the numbers were even better in 2019. Today we jump into the TE position where…...

2020 Free Agency: Winners, Losers, and 5 New Sleepers You Need to Buy Now

Shawn Siegele covers the fantasy winners and losers in 2020 free agency, and then dives into his favorite sleepers in the aftermath. Despite the limited moves at wide receiver, 2020 free agency hasn’t been a disappointment. Last week I discussed the shock waves emanating through Superflex leagues, and today we…...

2020 Freak Scores: Henry Ruggs Blazes But a Sleeper Posts a Truly Epic Score

Freak Score is our scaled metric that uses height, weight, and speed to project the TD-scoring potential for NFL prospects. Unlike many other measures for an NFL prospect’s size/athleticism profile, the Freak Score gives us a measure that directly relates to an important element of fantasy scoring. If you aren’t…...

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