Samuel Wallace

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Robert Woods: The Underrated Fantasy Star

Situations in the NFL are always in flux. One minute it looks like Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins are going to be one of the elite QB/WR stacks in both real and fantasy football for years to come. Then, Watson is suddenly left without his top target. Fantasy owners, to the best of their abilities, can only project what they know at any given moment. We know real football works differently. It’s a unique business where it seems anyone, any player or coach, can be moved at any given time. At the same time, we can make reasonable assumptions based…...

Is the Tyler Boyd Hype Justified?

Every offseason, the fantasy community tends to home in on a handful of players that they project to have exciting upcoming seasons. Last year, it was Chris Godwin. The hype was high based on coach-speak, situation, and talent, and he delivered in a big way. Sometimes the hype doesn’t pay off, and sometimes it does. One player receiving a substantial amount of offseason hype is wide receiver Tyler Boyd of the Cincinnati Bengals. A consistent, safe wide receiver over the past two seasons, Boyd has garnered much attention since the end of the season. The Bengals have the first overall…...

Below-the-Radar Wide Receiver Signings

Now that the heart of free agency is behind us, and the calendar has turned to April, all eyes are looking towards the upcoming NFL Draft. Most high-profile free agents found new teams, and fantasy owners are adjusting rankings and tweaking projections. While not every move made a big splash, a few intriguing names either resigned with current teams or found new ones. Let’s take a closer look at three below-the-radar wide receiver signings. Demarcus Robinson (WR – KC)…...

Can Hayden Hurst Become The Next Austin Hooper In Atlanta?

The free agency period of the offseason never fails to disappoint. Some years are more exciting than others, and this year did not disappoint. Big-name wide receivers and running backs changed teams, arguably the greatest quarterback of all time headed south, and several high-profile quarterbacks were either released or are looking for other opportunities. If you peel back the layers of free agency, you’ll find a move that, while not as flashy as some of the others, is intriguing from both a real and a fantasy football perspective. Hayden Hurst was traded from the Baltimore Ravens to the Atlanta Falcons…...

Is This Forgotten 2nd Year Player The Next D.J. Chark?

D.J. Chark was drafted outside the top 200 picks last season. He finished with 218 total points and the highest win rate among WRs in BestBall10s. Rookies disappoint every year. That’s just a fact of football, both real and fantasy. Players with strong draft capital and elite athleticism who seem like great fantasy assets fall short in their first season. The fantasy community tends to forget and we move on. However, sometimes the value and opportunity are there for an insane second-year leap. Is the opportunity there for this forgotten second-year player to become the next D.J. Chark?…...

Can Adam Thielen Reclaim His Spot as a WR1?

A common discussion in the dynasty community revolves around the ages of players. It’s nice to have a foundation of youth to keep your team competitive each year, but you still need those veteran players with solidified roles to put up consistent points on Sundays. Despite the debate surrounding “age cliffs” for specific players, there are players each year who both surprise and disappoint us. Thirty years old is a significant mental benchmark for fantasy owners when evaluating their wide receivers. Some aging wideouts take the path of Larry Fitzgerald and remain fantasy-relevant for several years past 30 while others…...

What Can Fantasy Owners Expect from Keenan Allen in Dynasty Leagues?

The fantasy community yearns for consistency and predictability. We like knowing our players have defined roles on their respective teams. The running backs are locked in for three-down roles, the wide receivers accrue a large weekly target share, and the tight ends are more than just run blockers. Unpredictability is another issue altogether. This is where fantasy owners are with Keenan Allen. For the first time in his career, Allen owners are heading into an offseason with a certain level of uncertainty. Long-time franchise quarterback Philip Rivers is gone, and a big question mark hangs over the franchise. While it…...

The Price is Right to Sell Darren Waller

Trading away good players is hard enough. It’s nearly impossible to trade away a player who returned such value on investment that he was being considered a league-winner. Enter Darren Waller. Turn back the clock a year, and Waller was coming off of his fourth straight underwhelming year in the league. Through those four years, he totaled 29 targets, 18 receptions, 178 yards, and two touchdowns. In the fantasy realm, he was an undrafted afterthought. Fast forward to today, and the 27-year old is being drafted a the TE5 in dynasty startups. Those who rostered him last year likely paid…...

What to Make of Will Fuller in Dynasty Leagues?

Initially, I was going to take the seemingly annual run at identifying whether or not Will Fuller was worth the risk this coming season considering his prolific injury history. Then, free agency happened. When the Houston Texans traded away DeAndre Hopkins and his 150 targets from 2019 to the Arizona Cardinals, the entire fantasy football community was shaken to its core. While there will likely be additional free agency moves that will shock the football world, I will do my best to work with the information we have now. For transparency, here are the details of the blockbuster deal:  Cardinals…...

Why You Should Buy High On Calvin Ridley

In the age of “buying low” on some players, fantasy owners shouldn’t be afraid to pivot and “buy high” on other players. This doesn’t mean breaking the bank for Patrick Mahomes in a single quarterback league or selling the farm for Christian McCaffrey. It does mean being okay paying for talented players who can help you win matchups and championships. Acquiring youth and building for the future is undoubtedly a variable to keep in mind when playing in dynasty leagues, but it shouldn’t be your sole focus. You still need players to win on any given Sunday. You always want…...

Robert Woods: The Underrated Fantasy Star

Situations in the NFL are always in flux. One minute it looks like Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins are going to be one of the elite QB/WR stacks in both real and fantasy football for years to come. Then, Watson is suddenly left without his top target. Fantasy owners, to the best of their abilities, can only project what they know at any given moment. We know real football works differently. It’s a unique business where it seems anyone, any player or coach, can be moved at any given time. At the same time, we can make reasonable assumptions based…...

Is the Tyler Boyd Hype Justified?

Every offseason, the fantasy community tends to home in on a handful of players that they project to have exciting upcoming seasons. Last year, it was Chris Godwin. The hype was high based on coach-speak, situation, and talent, and he delivered in a big way. Sometimes the hype doesn’t pay off, and sometimes it does. One player receiving a substantial amount of offseason hype is wide receiver Tyler Boyd of the Cincinnati Bengals. A consistent, safe wide receiver over the past two seasons, Boyd has garnered much attention since the end of the season. The Bengals have the first overall…...

Below-the-Radar Wide Receiver Signings

Now that the heart of free agency is behind us, and the calendar has turned to April, all eyes are looking towards the upcoming NFL Draft. Most high-profile free agents found new teams, and fantasy owners are adjusting rankings and tweaking projections. While not every move made a big splash, a few intriguing names either resigned with current teams or found new ones. Let’s take a closer look at three below-the-radar wide receiver signings. Demarcus Robinson (WR – KC)…...

Can Hayden Hurst Become The Next Austin Hooper In Atlanta?

The free agency period of the offseason never fails to disappoint. Some years are more exciting than others, and this year did not disappoint. Big-name wide receivers and running backs changed teams, arguably the greatest quarterback of all time headed south, and several high-profile quarterbacks were either released or are looking for other opportunities. If you peel back the layers of free agency, you’ll find a move that, while not as flashy as some of the others, is intriguing from both a real and a fantasy football perspective. Hayden Hurst was traded from the Baltimore Ravens to the Atlanta Falcons…...

Is This Forgotten 2nd Year Player The Next D.J. Chark?

D.J. Chark was drafted outside the top 200 picks last season. He finished with 218 total points and the highest win rate among WRs in BestBall10s. Rookies disappoint every year. That’s just a fact of football, both real and fantasy. Players with strong draft capital and elite athleticism who seem like great fantasy assets fall short in their first season. The fantasy community tends to forget and we move on. However, sometimes the value and opportunity are there for an insane second-year leap. Is the opportunity there for this forgotten second-year player to become the next D.J. Chark?…...

Can Adam Thielen Reclaim His Spot as a WR1?

A common discussion in the dynasty community revolves around the ages of players. It’s nice to have a foundation of youth to keep your team competitive each year, but you still need those veteran players with solidified roles to put up consistent points on Sundays. Despite the debate surrounding “age cliffs” for specific players, there are players each year who both surprise and disappoint us. Thirty years old is a significant mental benchmark for fantasy owners when evaluating their wide receivers. Some aging wideouts take the path of Larry Fitzgerald and remain fantasy-relevant for several years past 30 while others…...

What Can Fantasy Owners Expect from Keenan Allen in Dynasty Leagues?

The fantasy community yearns for consistency and predictability. We like knowing our players have defined roles on their respective teams. The running backs are locked in for three-down roles, the wide receivers accrue a large weekly target share, and the tight ends are more than just run blockers. Unpredictability is another issue altogether. This is where fantasy owners are with Keenan Allen. For the first time in his career, Allen owners are heading into an offseason with a certain level of uncertainty. Long-time franchise quarterback Philip Rivers is gone, and a big question mark hangs over the franchise. While it…...

The Price is Right to Sell Darren Waller

Trading away good players is hard enough. It’s nearly impossible to trade away a player who returned such value on investment that he was being considered a league-winner. Enter Darren Waller. Turn back the clock a year, and Waller was coming off of his fourth straight underwhelming year in the league. Through those four years, he totaled 29 targets, 18 receptions, 178 yards, and two touchdowns. In the fantasy realm, he was an undrafted afterthought. Fast forward to today, and the 27-year old is being drafted a the TE5 in dynasty startups. Those who rostered him last year likely paid…...

What to Make of Will Fuller in Dynasty Leagues?

Initially, I was going to take the seemingly annual run at identifying whether or not Will Fuller was worth the risk this coming season considering his prolific injury history. Then, free agency happened. When the Houston Texans traded away DeAndre Hopkins and his 150 targets from 2019 to the Arizona Cardinals, the entire fantasy football community was shaken to its core. While there will likely be additional free agency moves that will shock the football world, I will do my best to work with the information we have now. For transparency, here are the details of the blockbuster deal:  Cardinals…...

Why You Should Buy High On Calvin Ridley

In the age of “buying low” on some players, fantasy owners shouldn’t be afraid to pivot and “buy high” on other players. This doesn’t mean breaking the bank for Patrick Mahomes in a single quarterback league or selling the farm for Christian McCaffrey. It does mean being okay paying for talented players who can help you win matchups and championships. Acquiring youth and building for the future is undoubtedly a variable to keep in mind when playing in dynasty leagues, but it shouldn’t be your sole focus. You still need players to win on any given Sunday. You always want…...

Robert Woods: The Underrated Fantasy Star

Situations in the NFL are always in flux. One minute it looks like Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins are going to be one of the elite QB/WR stacks in both real and fantasy football for years to come. Then, Watson is suddenly left without his top target. Fantasy owners, to…...

Is the Tyler Boyd Hype Justified?

Every offseason, the fantasy community tends to home in on a handful of players that they project to have exciting upcoming seasons. Last year, it was Chris Godwin. The hype was high based on coach-speak, situation, and talent, and he delivered in a big way. Sometimes the hype doesn’t pay…...

Below-the-Radar Wide Receiver Signings

Now that the heart of free agency is behind us, and the calendar has turned to April, all eyes are looking towards the upcoming NFL Draft. Most high-profile free agents found new teams, and fantasy owners are adjusting rankings and tweaking projections. While not every move made a big splash,…...

Can Hayden Hurst Become The Next Austin Hooper In Atlanta?

The free agency period of the offseason never fails to disappoint. Some years are more exciting than others, and this year did not disappoint. Big-name wide receivers and running backs changed teams, arguably the greatest quarterback of all time headed south, and several high-profile quarterbacks were either released or are…...

Is This Forgotten 2nd Year Player The Next D.J. Chark?

D.J. Chark was drafted outside the top 200 picks last season. He finished with 218 total points and the highest win rate among WRs in BestBall10s. Rookies disappoint every year. That’s just a fact of football, both real and fantasy. Players with strong draft capital and elite athleticism who seem…...

Can Adam Thielen Reclaim His Spot as a WR1?

A common discussion in the dynasty community revolves around the ages of players. It’s nice to have a foundation of youth to keep your team competitive each year, but you still need those veteran players with solidified roles to put up consistent points on Sundays. Despite the debate surrounding “age…...

What Can Fantasy Owners Expect from Keenan Allen in Dynasty Leagues?

The fantasy community yearns for consistency and predictability. We like knowing our players have defined roles on their respective teams. The running backs are locked in for three-down roles, the wide receivers accrue a large weekly target share, and the tight ends are more than just run blockers. Unpredictability is…...

The Price is Right to Sell Darren Waller

Trading away good players is hard enough. It’s nearly impossible to trade away a player who returned such value on investment that he was being considered a league-winner. Enter Darren Waller. Turn back the clock a year, and Waller was coming off of his fourth straight underwhelming year in the…...

What to Make of Will Fuller in Dynasty Leagues?

Initially, I was going to take the seemingly annual run at identifying whether or not Will Fuller was worth the risk this coming season considering his prolific injury history. Then, free agency happened. When the Houston Texans traded away DeAndre Hopkins and his 150 targets from 2019 to the Arizona…...

Why You Should Buy High On Calvin Ridley

In the age of “buying low” on some players, fantasy owners shouldn’t be afraid to pivot and “buy high” on other players. This doesn’t mean breaking the bank for Patrick Mahomes in a single quarterback league or selling the farm for Christian McCaffrey. It does mean being okay paying for…...

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