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Which School Produces the Best NFL Running Backs? NFL University: The True “RB U”

Welcome to the “RB U” edition of the NFL University series. So far we’ve found that Miami has long been the real “NFL University” but is losing ground quickly. Ohio State has proven to be the true “WR U” and doesn’t look that’s going to change for a long time. And now it’s time to tackle running backs. Just over 800 running backs have logged a carry in the NFL since the year 2000. Among those 800 running backs over just over 200 schools are represented. But there can only be one RB U. Thirty-four different schools had at least…...

Which School Produces the Best NFL Wide Receivers? NFL University – The True “WR U”

Welcome to the “WR U” edition of the NFL University series. As we covered in the kickoff article to the series, Miami University or “The U” is aptly nicknamed. They’ve given the NFL more than 30,000 PPR fantasy football points since the year 2000. But what university should truly be given the coveted “WR U” title? That’s where this article comes in. Since the year 2000, almost exactly 1,000 different wide receivers have logged a catch in the NFL. Among those 1,000 wide receivers, about 240 universities and community colleges are represented. But where do the top producing wide receivers…...

NFL University: Which College Program Has Produced the Most NFL Studs?

Every year there seems to be some argument as to what universities are “WR U,” “RB U,” or “Insert Position X Here U,” but is there really something worth paying attention to here? Do the same schools tend to produce top talent at certain positions year after year? And what would that mean for devy and dynasty fantasy football strategy? That’s the topic I’ll be diving into with this series: NFL University. But first, to kick everything off, let’s just establish who the most dominant school in recent history is overall. I’ll break things down position-by-position in future installments, but…...

The Top 100 Rookies for IDP Leagues: Tiered Rankings

If you like NFL rookies and rankings lists then you’re in the right place. Travis May breaks down the top 100 incoming NFL rookies for fantasy football. And it’s not just offensive players! Individual defensive players (IDP) will be included in this list as well for all you hardcore fantasy footballers! Now that the dust has settled from NFL Draft hype and the first round of organized team activities are wrapping up let’s take a look at the top 100 rookies for 2019! Everyone disagrees when it comes to ranking players. In fact, I guarantee that most will find something…...

The Importance of Peak Production: Top WR Prospects and the Adjusted Production Index

  Every year it seems there are new and better ways to sift through the sea of information on all the NFL rookies. And over the years RotoViz has been a huge part of this, providing the fantasy football world with all sorts of fun, meaningful metrics that help us all make better decisions in our player analysis. Recently, our very own Blair Andrews wrote a piece on the most predictive production measurements for NFL success. That (among other curiosities) got me thinking about how all these great measures of production could be combined into one score to perhaps make…...

2019 Rookie WR Tournament: N’Keal Harry (1) vs Hakeem Butler (4)

In the semifinals of the 2019 RotoViz Rookie WR Tournament, No. 1 seed N’Keal Harry faces off with No. 4 seed Hakeem Butler. Are there any glaring holes in Harry’s profile that could possibly make him miss the championship? Was Butler’s incredible 2018 enough to push him over the top? Let’s dive in. Note from Curtis Patrick, RotoViz Dynasty Coordinator: The 2019 RotoViz Rookie WR Tournament pits 16 of the top prospects at the position in this year’s draft in head-to-head matchups. Our dynasty team considered the following when voting to determine the winner of each matchup: RotoViz metrics and…...

2019 Rookie RB Tournament: Darrell Henderson (3) vs David Montgomery (2)

In the semifinals of the RotoViz Running Back Tournament, No. 3 seed Darrell Henderson takes on No. 2 seed David Montgomery. Does Henderson’s freak efficiency win the day? Does the elusiveness and consistency of Montgomery earn him a spot in the championship? Let’s find out… Note from Curtis Patrick, RotoViz Dynasty Coordinator: The 2019 RotoViz Rookie RB Tournament pits 16 of the top prospects at the position in this year’s draft in head-to-head matchups. Our dynasty team considered the following when voting to determine the winner of each matchup: RotoViz metrics and research, projected chance of future fantasy success, cost…...

2019 Rookie RB Tournament: Miles Sanders (4) vs Damien Harris (5)

In the second round of the RotoViz Running Back Tournament, No. 4 seed Miles Sanders takes on No. 5 seed Damien Harris. Does Sanders win this round with his a strong final season and balanced athletic profile? Does the Alabama pedigree bump Harris into the next round? Let’s check it out… Note from Curtis Patrick, RotoViz Dynasty Coordinator: The 2019 RotoViz Rookie RB Tournament pits 16 of the top prospects at the position in this year’s draft in head-to-head matchups. Our dynasty team considered the following when voting to determine the winner of each matchup: RotoViz metrics and research, projected…...

Post-Combine RotoViz Staff Rookie Mock Draft: Round 2

With the NFL Combine now in the books, the RotoViz staff decided to get together for a quick two-round rookie mock draft.  For the purposes of this article we’ll assume a 1QB league with PPR scoring. Hit us up on the message boards and let us know what you think. 2.01 – Kyler Murray (QB, Oklahoma) As all the players that really get me excited were taken in round one, I’ll default to Kyler Murray with the first pick of the second round. Murray’s 2018 season, in which he passed for 40 touchdowns and over 4,000 yards while completing 71 percent of passes with…...

Which School Produces the Best NFL Running Backs? NFL University: The True “RB U”

Welcome to the “RB U” edition of the NFL University series. So far we’ve found that Miami has long been the real “NFL University” but is losing ground quickly. Ohio State has proven to be the true “WR U” and doesn’t look that’s going to change for a long time. And now it’s time to tackle running backs. Just over 800 running backs have logged a carry in the NFL since the year 2000. Among those 800 running backs over just over 200 schools are represented. But there can only be one RB U. Thirty-four different schools had at least…...

Which School Produces the Best NFL Wide Receivers? NFL University – The True “WR U”

Welcome to the “WR U” edition of the NFL University series. As we covered in the kickoff article to the series, Miami University or “The U” is aptly nicknamed. They’ve given the NFL more than 30,000 PPR fantasy football points since the year 2000. But what university should truly be given the coveted “WR U” title? That’s where this article comes in. Since the year 2000, almost exactly 1,000 different wide receivers have logged a catch in the NFL. Among those 1,000 wide receivers, about 240 universities and community colleges are represented. But where do the top producing wide receivers…...

NFL University: Which College Program Has Produced the Most NFL Studs?

Every year there seems to be some argument as to what universities are “WR U,” “RB U,” or “Insert Position X Here U,” but is there really something worth paying attention to here? Do the same schools tend to produce top talent at certain positions year after year? And what would that mean for devy and dynasty fantasy football strategy? That’s the topic I’ll be diving into with this series: NFL University. But first, to kick everything off, let’s just establish who the most dominant school in recent history is overall. I’ll break things down position-by-position in future installments, but…...

The Top 100 Rookies for IDP Leagues: Tiered Rankings

If you like NFL rookies and rankings lists then you’re in the right place. Travis May breaks down the top 100 incoming NFL rookies for fantasy football. And it’s not just offensive players! Individual defensive players (IDP) will be included in this list as well for all you hardcore fantasy footballers! Now that the dust has settled from NFL Draft hype and the first round of organized team activities are wrapping up let’s take a look at the top 100 rookies for 2019! Everyone disagrees when it comes to ranking players. In fact, I guarantee that most will find something…...

The Importance of Peak Production: Top WR Prospects and the Adjusted Production Index

  Every year it seems there are new and better ways to sift through the sea of information on all the NFL rookies. And over the years RotoViz has been a huge part of this, providing the fantasy football world with all sorts of fun, meaningful metrics that help us all make better decisions in our player analysis. Recently, our very own Blair Andrews wrote a piece on the most predictive production measurements for NFL success. That (among other curiosities) got me thinking about how all these great measures of production could be combined into one score to perhaps make…...

2019 Rookie WR Tournament: N’Keal Harry (1) vs Hakeem Butler (4)

In the semifinals of the 2019 RotoViz Rookie WR Tournament, No. 1 seed N’Keal Harry faces off with No. 4 seed Hakeem Butler. Are there any glaring holes in Harry’s profile that could possibly make him miss the championship? Was Butler’s incredible 2018 enough to push him over the top? Let’s dive in. Note from Curtis Patrick, RotoViz Dynasty Coordinator: The 2019 RotoViz Rookie WR Tournament pits 16 of the top prospects at the position in this year’s draft in head-to-head matchups. Our dynasty team considered the following when voting to determine the winner of each matchup: RotoViz metrics and…...

2019 Rookie RB Tournament: Darrell Henderson (3) vs David Montgomery (2)

In the semifinals of the RotoViz Running Back Tournament, No. 3 seed Darrell Henderson takes on No. 2 seed David Montgomery. Does Henderson’s freak efficiency win the day? Does the elusiveness and consistency of Montgomery earn him a spot in the championship? Let’s find out… Note from Curtis Patrick, RotoViz Dynasty Coordinator: The 2019 RotoViz Rookie RB Tournament pits 16 of the top prospects at the position in this year’s draft in head-to-head matchups. Our dynasty team considered the following when voting to determine the winner of each matchup: RotoViz metrics and research, projected chance of future fantasy success, cost…...

2019 Rookie RB Tournament: Miles Sanders (4) vs Damien Harris (5)

In the second round of the RotoViz Running Back Tournament, No. 4 seed Miles Sanders takes on No. 5 seed Damien Harris. Does Sanders win this round with his a strong final season and balanced athletic profile? Does the Alabama pedigree bump Harris into the next round? Let’s check it out… Note from Curtis Patrick, RotoViz Dynasty Coordinator: The 2019 RotoViz Rookie RB Tournament pits 16 of the top prospects at the position in this year’s draft in head-to-head matchups. Our dynasty team considered the following when voting to determine the winner of each matchup: RotoViz metrics and research, projected…...

Post-Combine RotoViz Staff Rookie Mock Draft: Round 2

With the NFL Combine now in the books, the RotoViz staff decided to get together for a quick two-round rookie mock draft.  For the purposes of this article we’ll assume a 1QB league with PPR scoring. Hit us up on the message boards and let us know what you think. 2.01 – Kyler Murray (QB, Oklahoma) As all the players that really get me excited were taken in round one, I’ll default to Kyler Murray with the first pick of the second round. Murray’s 2018 season, in which he passed for 40 touchdowns and over 4,000 yards while completing 71 percent of passes with…...

NFL University: Which College Program Has Produced the Most NFL Studs?

Every year there seems to be some argument as to what universities are “WR U,” “RB U,” or “Insert Position X Here U,” but is there really something worth paying attention to here? Do the same schools tend to produce top talent at certain positions year after year? And what…...

The Top 100 Rookies for IDP Leagues: Tiered Rankings

If you like NFL rookies and rankings lists then you’re in the right place. Travis May breaks down the top 100 incoming NFL rookies for fantasy football. And it’s not just offensive players! Individual defensive players (IDP) will be included in this list as well for all you hardcore fantasy…...

2019 Rookie WR Tournament: N’Keal Harry (1) vs Hakeem Butler (4)

In the semifinals of the 2019 RotoViz Rookie WR Tournament, No. 1 seed N’Keal Harry faces off with No. 4 seed Hakeem Butler. Are there any glaring holes in Harry’s profile that could possibly make him miss the championship? Was Butler’s incredible 2018 enough to push him over the top?…...

2019 Rookie RB Tournament: Darrell Henderson (3) vs David Montgomery (2)

In the semifinals of the RotoViz Running Back Tournament, No. 3 seed Darrell Henderson takes on No. 2 seed David Montgomery. Does Henderson’s freak efficiency win the day? Does the elusiveness and consistency of Montgomery earn him a spot in the championship? Let’s find out… Note from Curtis Patrick, RotoViz…...

2019 Rookie RB Tournament: Miles Sanders (4) vs Damien Harris (5)

In the second round of the RotoViz Running Back Tournament, No. 4 seed Miles Sanders takes on No. 5 seed Damien Harris. Does Sanders win this round with his a strong final season and balanced athletic profile? Does the Alabama pedigree bump Harris into the next round? Let’s check it…...

Post-Combine RotoViz Staff Rookie Mock Draft: Round 2

With the NFL Combine now in the books, the RotoViz staff decided to get together for a quick two-round rookie mock draft.  For the purposes of this article we’ll assume a 1QB league with PPR scoring. Hit us up on the message boards and let us know what you think. 2.01 – Kyler Murray…...

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