Tyler Loechner

Tyler specializes in DFS, redraft, and dynasty. He is a member of the FSWA and won the Best Football Series award in 2017. Tyler previously wrote for PFF Fantasy and Bleacher Report.

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The Perfect Best Ball Draft: Rounds 9-12

The Perfect Best Ball Draft (pre-NFL draft) continues with a look today at Rounds 9-12. If you missed the perfect picks from Rounds 1-4 or Rounds 5-8, be sure to check out those pieces first. Your squad is now nearly halfway done, and the real test begins: Can you find the diamonds in the rough? Once you get into the double-digit rounds of a Best Ball draft, it gets quite different from redraft leagues. Sure, the entire draft is different, but Best Ball really separates itself in the back half of drafts. So who are some of the best targets in…...

The Perfect Best Ball Draft: Rounds 5-8

We’re continuing our run through the Perfect Best Ball Draft (pre-NFL draft) with a look today at Rounds 5-8. The middle rounds of Best Ball drafts are where you really separate yourself from the field, as most of the “studs” are off the board. If you want to know the best players to pick in Rounds 1-4, check out the first article of this series. Let’s get on to rounds 5-8!…...

The Perfect Best Ball Draft: Rounds 1-4

The NFL Draft is rapidly approaching, and before Bill O’Brien has a chance to accidentally trade away Deshaun Watson for a fourth-round pick live on Zoom, we’re going to run through the best current Best Ball Value Picks in each round. This is the first part of a series, starting with the first four rounds. (Keep in mind, nailing your early-round Best Ball picks doesn’t mean you’re definitely going to win — but it sure is important.) Best Ball drafts are fluid — perhaps even more so than redraft leagues which are heavily drafted in August, when ADPs are half-etched…...

Kenyan Drake is the Probable RB1 in Arizona — Is He a Fantasy RB1 Too?

Kenyan Drake was traded to the Arizona Cardinals midway through the 2019 season, and he immediately stepped in as the team’s lead RB. So what can we expect from Kenyan Drake in 2020 with David Johnson is no longer in tow, and Drake having been slapped with the transition tag. Let’s dive into what we can expect from Drake next season now that he’s been given full reign over Arizona’s backfield. A quick primer on the “transition tag” since it’s not commonly used: The tag gives Arizona the right to match any offer Drake may receive from another team. It all but guarantees Drake…...

DeAndre Hopkins Traded to Arizona: The Ripple Effects of a Fantasy Football Tidal Wave

DeAndre Hopkins — he of ridiculous catches and more confidence than you and me combined — was, for some unknown reason, traded to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for David Johnson and some draft picks, none of which are first-rounders. So what is the fantasy impact of this move? Real-life trades that would be rejected in fantasy aside, what does Hopkins’ arrival in Arizona mean from a fantasy perspective? Fantasy Impact of DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals Hopkins has arguably been the best fantasy WR over the past three seasons. He was the No. 1 fantasy wideout in both 2017 and…...

Tom Brady to the Buccaneers: How Will It Impact Your Fantasy Teams?

Long live the king. Tom Brady’s reign over the AFC is officially over. Per ESPN, Brady is expected to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers once the 2020 NFL season officially begins — so what’s the fantasy impact? From a fantasy perspective, Brady’s departure from the talent-depleted New England receiving corps is a plus. But what does his arrival in Tampa mean for Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and co.? Let’s dive into the fantasy ramifications of “Tom Brady, Buccaneers QB.” Brady to the Buccaneers: Fantasy Impact on Tom Brady Tampa was No. 2 on my fantasy wish list of possible Brady…...

Best Fantasy Landing Spots for Tom Brady in 2020 Free Agency

We’re less than a week away from the greatest quarterback of all time hitting the market as an unrestricted free agent. Where should we, the rabid fantasy football community, root for Tom Brady to suit up next season? This piece will examine the best fantasy landing spots for Brady. Brady had his worst season since 2013, throwing for 4,057 yards and 24 touchdowns with a QB rating of 88. But similar to that 2013 Patriots squad, the 2019 unit lacked reliable offensive weapons outside of Julian Edelman. Brady’s best football is behind him, but he wouldn’t be a fantasy afterthought…...

N’Keal Harry’s 2020 Outlook: A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

RotoViz is continuing our look back on the 2019 rookies with a review of New England Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry. The first-round pick joined the Pats in Week 11 and averaged only 3.5 targets per game. So what can we expect from N’Keal Harry during the 2020 fantasy football season? N’Keal Harry’s Rookie Season Per the NFL Stat Explorer, Harry’s 2019 season totals were a big disappointment; though injury had a lot to do with this. Harry didn’t enter the fantasy equation until Week 11, by which point the fantasy regular season was already wrapping up. The timing of Harry’s entrance — coupled…...

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside’s 2020 Outlook: A Dim Situation Kept Alive By College Production

RotoViz is continuing our look back on the 2019 rookies with a review of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside. After a promising preseason, Arcega-Whiteside crashed and burned in the regular season. So what can we expect from J.J. Arcega-Whiteside during the 2020 fantasy football season? J.J. Arcega-Whiteside’s Rookie Season Per the NFL Stat Explorer, Arcega-Whiteside ranked outside the top 100 among WRs, all major categories save for touchdowns, in which he ranked 98th (He scored one TD.) He had 10 catches for 169 yards, so the 16.9 average is certainly encouraging He never had more than two catches in a single game…...

Marquise Brown’s 2020 Outlook: Is He the Next Tyler Lockett?

RotoViz is continuing our look back on the 2019 rookies with a review of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown. The speedy wideout ripped off 147 yards and two scores in Week 1, displaying a tantalizing ceiling that kept fantasy players’ interest. So what can we expect from Marquise Brown during the 2020 fantasy football season? Marquise Brown’s Rookie Season Per the NFL Stat Explorer, Brown ranked as a low-end WR4 for season-long stats, finishing as the WR46 in PPR points and the WR50 in points per game. He did miss a few games and was hobbled in others, but on the whole,…...

The Perfect Best Ball Draft: Rounds 9-12

The Perfect Best Ball Draft (pre-NFL draft) continues with a look today at Rounds 9-12. If you missed the perfect picks from Rounds 1-4 or Rounds 5-8, be sure to check out those pieces first. Your squad is now nearly halfway done, and the real test begins: Can you find the diamonds in the rough? Once you get into the double-digit rounds of a Best Ball draft, it gets quite different from redraft leagues. Sure, the entire draft is different, but Best Ball really separates itself in the back half of drafts. So who are some of the best targets in…...

The Perfect Best Ball Draft: Rounds 5-8

We’re continuing our run through the Perfect Best Ball Draft (pre-NFL draft) with a look today at Rounds 5-8. The middle rounds of Best Ball drafts are where you really separate yourself from the field, as most of the “studs” are off the board. If you want to know the best players to pick in Rounds 1-4, check out the first article of this series. Let’s get on to rounds 5-8!…...

The Perfect Best Ball Draft: Rounds 1-4

The NFL Draft is rapidly approaching, and before Bill O’Brien has a chance to accidentally trade away Deshaun Watson for a fourth-round pick live on Zoom, we’re going to run through the best current Best Ball Value Picks in each round. This is the first part of a series, starting with the first four rounds. (Keep in mind, nailing your early-round Best Ball picks doesn’t mean you’re definitely going to win — but it sure is important.) Best Ball drafts are fluid — perhaps even more so than redraft leagues which are heavily drafted in August, when ADPs are half-etched…...

Kenyan Drake is the Probable RB1 in Arizona — Is He a Fantasy RB1 Too?

Kenyan Drake was traded to the Arizona Cardinals midway through the 2019 season, and he immediately stepped in as the team’s lead RB. So what can we expect from Kenyan Drake in 2020 with David Johnson is no longer in tow, and Drake having been slapped with the transition tag. Let’s dive into what we can expect from Drake next season now that he’s been given full reign over Arizona’s backfield. A quick primer on the “transition tag” since it’s not commonly used: The tag gives Arizona the right to match any offer Drake may receive from another team. It all but guarantees Drake…...

DeAndre Hopkins Traded to Arizona: The Ripple Effects of a Fantasy Football Tidal Wave

DeAndre Hopkins — he of ridiculous catches and more confidence than you and me combined — was, for some unknown reason, traded to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for David Johnson and some draft picks, none of which are first-rounders. So what is the fantasy impact of this move? Real-life trades that would be rejected in fantasy aside, what does Hopkins’ arrival in Arizona mean from a fantasy perspective? Fantasy Impact of DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals Hopkins has arguably been the best fantasy WR over the past three seasons. He was the No. 1 fantasy wideout in both 2017 and…...

Tom Brady to the Buccaneers: How Will It Impact Your Fantasy Teams?

Long live the king. Tom Brady’s reign over the AFC is officially over. Per ESPN, Brady is expected to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers once the 2020 NFL season officially begins — so what’s the fantasy impact? From a fantasy perspective, Brady’s departure from the talent-depleted New England receiving corps is a plus. But what does his arrival in Tampa mean for Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and co.? Let’s dive into the fantasy ramifications of “Tom Brady, Buccaneers QB.” Brady to the Buccaneers: Fantasy Impact on Tom Brady Tampa was No. 2 on my fantasy wish list of possible Brady…...

Best Fantasy Landing Spots for Tom Brady in 2020 Free Agency

We’re less than a week away from the greatest quarterback of all time hitting the market as an unrestricted free agent. Where should we, the rabid fantasy football community, root for Tom Brady to suit up next season? This piece will examine the best fantasy landing spots for Brady. Brady had his worst season since 2013, throwing for 4,057 yards and 24 touchdowns with a QB rating of 88. But similar to that 2013 Patriots squad, the 2019 unit lacked reliable offensive weapons outside of Julian Edelman. Brady’s best football is behind him, but he wouldn’t be a fantasy afterthought…...

N’Keal Harry’s 2020 Outlook: A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

RotoViz is continuing our look back on the 2019 rookies with a review of New England Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry. The first-round pick joined the Pats in Week 11 and averaged only 3.5 targets per game. So what can we expect from N’Keal Harry during the 2020 fantasy football season? N’Keal Harry’s Rookie Season Per the NFL Stat Explorer, Harry’s 2019 season totals were a big disappointment; though injury had a lot to do with this. Harry didn’t enter the fantasy equation until Week 11, by which point the fantasy regular season was already wrapping up. The timing of Harry’s entrance — coupled…...

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside’s 2020 Outlook: A Dim Situation Kept Alive By College Production

RotoViz is continuing our look back on the 2019 rookies with a review of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside. After a promising preseason, Arcega-Whiteside crashed and burned in the regular season. So what can we expect from J.J. Arcega-Whiteside during the 2020 fantasy football season? J.J. Arcega-Whiteside’s Rookie Season Per the NFL Stat Explorer, Arcega-Whiteside ranked outside the top 100 among WRs, all major categories save for touchdowns, in which he ranked 98th (He scored one TD.) He had 10 catches for 169 yards, so the 16.9 average is certainly encouraging He never had more than two catches in a single game…...

Marquise Brown’s 2020 Outlook: Is He the Next Tyler Lockett?

RotoViz is continuing our look back on the 2019 rookies with a review of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown. The speedy wideout ripped off 147 yards and two scores in Week 1, displaying a tantalizing ceiling that kept fantasy players’ interest. So what can we expect from Marquise Brown during the 2020 fantasy football season? Marquise Brown’s Rookie Season Per the NFL Stat Explorer, Brown ranked as a low-end WR4 for season-long stats, finishing as the WR46 in PPR points and the WR50 in points per game. He did miss a few games and was hobbled in others, but on the whole,…...

The Perfect Best Ball Draft: Rounds 9-12

The Perfect Best Ball Draft (pre-NFL draft) continues with a look today at Rounds 9-12. If you missed the perfect picks from Rounds 1-4 or Rounds 5-8, be sure to check out those pieces first. Your squad is now nearly halfway done, and the real test begins: Can you find the…...

The Perfect Best Ball Draft: Rounds 5-8

We’re continuing our run through the Perfect Best Ball Draft (pre-NFL draft) with a look today at Rounds 5-8. The middle rounds of Best Ball drafts are where you really separate yourself from the field, as most of the “studs” are off the board. If you want to know the…...

The Perfect Best Ball Draft: Rounds 1-4

The NFL Draft is rapidly approaching, and before Bill O’Brien has a chance to accidentally trade away Deshaun Watson for a fourth-round pick live on Zoom, we’re going to run through the best current Best Ball Value Picks in each round. This is the first part of a series, starting…...

Kenyan Drake is the Probable RB1 in Arizona — Is He a Fantasy RB1 Too?

Kenyan Drake was traded to the Arizona Cardinals midway through the 2019 season, and he immediately stepped in as the team’s lead RB. So what can we expect from Kenyan Drake in 2020 with David Johnson is no longer in tow, and Drake having been slapped with the transition tag. Let’s dive…...

Tom Brady to the Buccaneers: How Will It Impact Your Fantasy Teams?

Long live the king. Tom Brady’s reign over the AFC is officially over. Per ESPN, Brady is expected to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers once the 2020 NFL season officially begins — so what’s the fantasy impact? From a fantasy perspective, Brady’s departure from the talent-depleted New England receiving…...

Best Fantasy Landing Spots for Tom Brady in 2020 Free Agency

We’re less than a week away from the greatest quarterback of all time hitting the market as an unrestricted free agent. Where should we, the rabid fantasy football community, root for Tom Brady to suit up next season? This piece will examine the best fantasy landing spots for Brady. Brady…...

N’Keal Harry’s 2020 Outlook: A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

RotoViz is continuing our look back on the 2019 rookies with a review of New England Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry. The first-round pick joined the Pats in Week 11 and averaged only 3.5 targets per game. So what can we expect from N’Keal Harry during the 2020 fantasy football season? N’Keal Harry’s Rookie…...

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside’s 2020 Outlook: A Dim Situation Kept Alive By College Production

RotoViz is continuing our look back on the 2019 rookies with a review of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside. After a promising preseason, Arcega-Whiteside crashed and burned in the regular season. So what can we expect from J.J. Arcega-Whiteside during the 2020 fantasy football season? J.J. Arcega-Whiteside’s Rookie Season Per the NFL…...

Marquise Brown’s 2020 Outlook: Is He the Next Tyler Lockett?

RotoViz is continuing our look back on the 2019 rookies with a review of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown. The speedy wideout ripped off 147 yards and two scores in Week 1, displaying a tantalizing ceiling that kept fantasy players’ interest. So what can we expect from Marquise Brown during the 2020…...

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