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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The RotoViz Screener Locates 15 Breakout Wide Receiver Candidates for 2020

Now that the 2019 regular season is in the books, Shawn Siegele utilizes a quick hack and the RotoViz Screener to locate 15 breakout wide receiver candidates for 2020. Each offseason I write an in-depth series on the characteristics of breakout players. Receivers with different experience levels break out at different rates, to different scores, and for different reasons. It hurts our chances to select the best players if we lump them all into one category. We’ll dive into those numbers again soon, but there is a simple hack for owners looking to get a jump on next year’s dynasty acquisitions…....

Best Ball Win Rates: 2019 Awards

Shawn Siegele uses the Best Ball Win Rates tool to hand out awards to the top performances in six categories.  Each week I’ve been using our Best Ball tools to evaluate a different fantasy position. We’ve already begun grading the Best Ball Workshop, a series of how-to strategy articles built on the insights from Mike Beers’ Roster Construction Explorer. Today we pause to hand out some much-deserved hardware after a record-breaking fantasy season. MVP Christian McCaffrey The MVP category hasn’t featured much suspense since mid-season, but McCaffrey’s ability to maintain his ridiculous performance levels was nonetheless astonishing. He first jumped over…...

Zero RB Watch List: Week 17 – Deep Dynasty Stashes Emerge Amid a Flurry of Injuries

Shawn Siegele examines running back depth charts in flux and recommends stashing four deep dynasty sleepers before the offseason.  The heavyweights battled it out during championship weekend as 2019’s first three picks combined for 107 fantasy points. Saquon Barkley and Alvin Kamara were disappointments this season, but they came through in a huge way for any owners who found themselves in the title game. Following in the footsteps of their predecessors, our top Zero RB recommendations broke out to league-winning campaigns. Austin Ekeler finished No. 2 in best ball win rate among RBs, and Miles Sanders jumped to No. 4…...

Michael Thomas Sets Records As Surprise WRs Make Their Case to Dynasty Owners

Shawn Siegele looks at all the top wide receiver performances from Week 16, including big games from Sterling Shepard, Diontae Johnson, and Steven Sims Jr. Championship weekend featured a title-winning fourth-down score from Tyler Boyd and monster performances from two legends. Michael Thomas and Julio Jones combined for 22 catches and 58 points. Beyond the three studs, the finals were littered with big performances from low-profile names. We’ll dive into these key dynasty stashes after a quick look at Michael Thomas’ record-setting season. 145 With 12 more catches against the Titans, Thomas broke Marvin Harrison’s record of 143 receptions in…...

Best Ball Win Rates – 2019 QB Results Demonstrate the Value of the Roster Construction Explorer

Shawn Siegele breaks down the quarterback position in best ball and looks at the results from Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, and Josh Allen in three different ADP windows. Lesson 3 of the Best Ball Workshop focused on the QB position. The takeaway: QB is more important than you think and easy to exploit. Was that the case again in 2019? To answer that question, let’s take a quick look at the key intel from the Roster Construction Explorer. QBs drafted in the first five rounds return a win rate of 6.5% Drafting two QBs between Rounds 6 and 12 has…...

Zero RB Watch List: AFC Week 16 – Josh Jacobs and James Conner Eliminate Committees

Shawn Siegele breaks down the AFC running back committees ahead of Week 16, including the impact of returning bell cows Josh Jacobs and James Conner. The RotoViz Screener and NFL Stat Explorer provide a smorgasbord of data as we dive into the advanced stats for every team. Much of our focus is on how RBs score their points. We use expected points (EP) and fantasy points over expectation (FPOE) along with carries and targets to better understand each player’s workload. Zero RB Watch List – AFC We’ve reached championship weekend. Let’s look at backfields with competitions or committees that could determine your fate. Cleveland…...

Breshad Perriman’s Career Day Plunges the Fantasy Semifinals Into Chaos and Leads WRs in Points Over Expectation

Shawn Siegele looks at all the top wide receiver performances from Week 15, including big games from Breshad Perriman, Terry McLaurin, and DeVante Parker. The 2019 fantasy semifinals included plenty of shootouts. Thirteen WRs scored 20 or more points. Julio Jones and Chris Conley combined for 36 in the final stanza alone as they led their squads to improbable comebacks. The Week 15 fantasy points over expectation (FPOE) leaderboard featured a blend of emerging stars and out-of-nowhere performances. Fantasy Points Over Expectation Leaderboard – Week 15 Breshad Perriman There’s never been a more on-brand season than what we’ve gotten from Bruce…...

Best Ball Win Rates – Recent Moves by Allen Robinson and Robert Woods, and Why WRs Have Been Better Than Advertised

Shawn Siegele uses the Best Ball Win Rates tool to examine the wide receiver position. He explains why early-round WR dominance is still holding in 2019 and looks at recent risers like Allen Robinson, Robby Anderson, and Robert Woods. Best Ball Workshop – The Key Lesson Using the insights from Mike Beers’ Roster Construction Explorer, the key lessons from the 2019 Best Ball Workshop were clear: Select a running back in the first round but do not load up on RB early. This was also the main takeaway from Blair Andrews’ Win the Flex tool, an application that allows you to…...

Zero RB Watch List: Week 15 NFC – Aaron Jones Explodes, Raheem Mostert and Boston Scott Break Out

Shawn Siegele profiles Aaron Jones’ roller coaster season, examines Raheem Mostert’s breakout, and weighs in on Boston Scott’s opportunity – a look at the NFC running back committees ahead of Week 15. The RotoViz Screener and NFL Stat Explorer provide a smorgasbord of data as we dive into the advanced stats for every team. Much of our focus is on how RBs score their points. We use expected points (EP) and fantasy points over expectation (FPOE) along with carries and targets to better understand each player’s workload. Zero RB Watch List – NFC As we head into the fantasy playoff semifinals, let’s look at…...

Top WR Performances from Week 14 and Why A.J. Brown Is Way Too Low in Your Dynasty Rankings

Shawn Siegele looks at all the top wide receiver performances from Week 14, including big games from A.J. Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, and Calvin Ridley. Overall, it was a humorous, low-volume week for the fantasy points over expectation (FPOE) leaderboard. Four of the top-seven finishes came from players with a single catch on two or fewer targets. Olamide Zaccheaus and Rico Gafford were catching their first passes of the season when they broke free for 93- and 49-yard touchdowns respectively. But our only 20-plus FPOE scorer in Week 14 is an emerging megastar. We’ll begin with a look at why A.J…....

The RotoViz Screener Locates 15 Breakout Wide Receiver Candidates for 2020

Now that the 2019 regular season is in the books, Shawn Siegele utilizes a quick hack and the RotoViz Screener to locate 15 breakout wide receiver candidates for 2020. Each offseason I write an in-depth series on the characteristics of breakout players. Receivers with different experience levels break out at different rates, to different scores, and for different reasons. It hurts our chances to select the best players if we lump them all into one category. We’ll dive into those numbers again soon, but there is a simple hack for owners looking to get a jump on next year’s dynasty acquisitions…....

Best Ball Win Rates: 2019 Awards

Shawn Siegele uses the Best Ball Win Rates tool to hand out awards to the top performances in six categories.  Each week I’ve been using our Best Ball tools to evaluate a different fantasy position. We’ve already begun grading the Best Ball Workshop, a series of how-to strategy articles built on the insights from Mike Beers’ Roster Construction Explorer. Today we pause to hand out some much-deserved hardware after a record-breaking fantasy season. MVP Christian McCaffrey The MVP category hasn’t featured much suspense since mid-season, but McCaffrey’s ability to maintain his ridiculous performance levels was nonetheless astonishing. He first jumped over…...

Zero RB Watch List: Week 17 – Deep Dynasty Stashes Emerge Amid a Flurry of Injuries

Shawn Siegele examines running back depth charts in flux and recommends stashing four deep dynasty sleepers before the offseason.  The heavyweights battled it out during championship weekend as 2019’s first three picks combined for 107 fantasy points. Saquon Barkley and Alvin Kamara were disappointments this season, but they came through in a huge way for any owners who found themselves in the title game. Following in the footsteps of their predecessors, our top Zero RB recommendations broke out to league-winning campaigns. Austin Ekeler finished No. 2 in best ball win rate among RBs, and Miles Sanders jumped to No. 4…...

Michael Thomas Sets Records As Surprise WRs Make Their Case to Dynasty Owners

Shawn Siegele looks at all the top wide receiver performances from Week 16, including big games from Sterling Shepard, Diontae Johnson, and Steven Sims Jr. Championship weekend featured a title-winning fourth-down score from Tyler Boyd and monster performances from two legends. Michael Thomas and Julio Jones combined for 22 catches and 58 points. Beyond the three studs, the finals were littered with big performances from low-profile names. We’ll dive into these key dynasty stashes after a quick look at Michael Thomas’ record-setting season. 145 With 12 more catches against the Titans, Thomas broke Marvin Harrison’s record of 143 receptions in…...

Best Ball Win Rates – 2019 QB Results Demonstrate the Value of the Roster Construction Explorer

Shawn Siegele breaks down the quarterback position in best ball and looks at the results from Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, and Josh Allen in three different ADP windows. Lesson 3 of the Best Ball Workshop focused on the QB position. The takeaway: QB is more important than you think and easy to exploit. Was that the case again in 2019? To answer that question, let’s take a quick look at the key intel from the Roster Construction Explorer. QBs drafted in the first five rounds return a win rate of 6.5% Drafting two QBs between Rounds 6 and 12 has…...

Zero RB Watch List: AFC Week 16 – Josh Jacobs and James Conner Eliminate Committees

Shawn Siegele breaks down the AFC running back committees ahead of Week 16, including the impact of returning bell cows Josh Jacobs and James Conner. The RotoViz Screener and NFL Stat Explorer provide a smorgasbord of data as we dive into the advanced stats for every team. Much of our focus is on how RBs score their points. We use expected points (EP) and fantasy points over expectation (FPOE) along with carries and targets to better understand each player’s workload. Zero RB Watch List – AFC We’ve reached championship weekend. Let’s look at backfields with competitions or committees that could determine your fate. Cleveland…...

Breshad Perriman’s Career Day Plunges the Fantasy Semifinals Into Chaos and Leads WRs in Points Over Expectation

Shawn Siegele looks at all the top wide receiver performances from Week 15, including big games from Breshad Perriman, Terry McLaurin, and DeVante Parker. The 2019 fantasy semifinals included plenty of shootouts. Thirteen WRs scored 20 or more points. Julio Jones and Chris Conley combined for 36 in the final stanza alone as they led their squads to improbable comebacks. The Week 15 fantasy points over expectation (FPOE) leaderboard featured a blend of emerging stars and out-of-nowhere performances. Fantasy Points Over Expectation Leaderboard – Week 15 Breshad Perriman There’s never been a more on-brand season than what we’ve gotten from Bruce…...

Best Ball Win Rates – Recent Moves by Allen Robinson and Robert Woods, and Why WRs Have Been Better Than Advertised

Shawn Siegele uses the Best Ball Win Rates tool to examine the wide receiver position. He explains why early-round WR dominance is still holding in 2019 and looks at recent risers like Allen Robinson, Robby Anderson, and Robert Woods. Best Ball Workshop – The Key Lesson Using the insights from Mike Beers’ Roster Construction Explorer, the key lessons from the 2019 Best Ball Workshop were clear: Select a running back in the first round but do not load up on RB early. This was also the main takeaway from Blair Andrews’ Win the Flex tool, an application that allows you to…...

Zero RB Watch List: Week 15 NFC – Aaron Jones Explodes, Raheem Mostert and Boston Scott Break Out

Shawn Siegele profiles Aaron Jones’ roller coaster season, examines Raheem Mostert’s breakout, and weighs in on Boston Scott’s opportunity – a look at the NFC running back committees ahead of Week 15. The RotoViz Screener and NFL Stat Explorer provide a smorgasbord of data as we dive into the advanced stats for every team. Much of our focus is on how RBs score their points. We use expected points (EP) and fantasy points over expectation (FPOE) along with carries and targets to better understand each player’s workload. Zero RB Watch List – NFC As we head into the fantasy playoff semifinals, let’s look at…...

Top WR Performances from Week 14 and Why A.J. Brown Is Way Too Low in Your Dynasty Rankings

Shawn Siegele looks at all the top wide receiver performances from Week 14, including big games from A.J. Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, and Calvin Ridley. Overall, it was a humorous, low-volume week for the fantasy points over expectation (FPOE) leaderboard. Four of the top-seven finishes came from players with a single catch on two or fewer targets. Olamide Zaccheaus and Rico Gafford were catching their first passes of the season when they broke free for 93- and 49-yard touchdowns respectively. But our only 20-plus FPOE scorer in Week 14 is an emerging megastar. We’ll begin with a look at why A.J…....

The RotoViz Screener Locates 15 Breakout Wide Receiver Candidates for 2020

Now that the 2019 regular season is in the books, Shawn Siegele utilizes a quick hack and the RotoViz Screener to locate 15 breakout wide receiver candidates for 2020. Each offseason I write an in-depth series on the characteristics of breakout players. Receivers with different experience levels break out at different…...

Best Ball Win Rates: 2019 Awards

Shawn Siegele uses the Best Ball Win Rates tool to hand out awards to the top performances in six categories.  Each week I’ve been using our Best Ball tools to evaluate a different fantasy position. We’ve already begun grading the Best Ball Workshop, a series of how-to strategy articles built on…...

Zero RB Watch List: Week 17 – Deep Dynasty Stashes Emerge Amid a Flurry of Injuries

Shawn Siegele examines running back depth charts in flux and recommends stashing four deep dynasty sleepers before the offseason.  The heavyweights battled it out during championship weekend as 2019’s first three picks combined for 107 fantasy points. Saquon Barkley and Alvin Kamara were disappointments this season, but they came through…...

Michael Thomas Sets Records As Surprise WRs Make Their Case to Dynasty Owners

Shawn Siegele looks at all the top wide receiver performances from Week 16, including big games from Sterling Shepard, Diontae Johnson, and Steven Sims Jr. Championship weekend featured a title-winning fourth-down score from Tyler Boyd and monster performances from two legends. Michael Thomas and Julio Jones combined for 22 catches…...

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