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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RB Prospect Lab Rankings: Superstars, Big Time Sleepers, and A Potential Bust Highlight the Top 10

Shawn Siegele looks at the RB Prospect Lab rankings for the top-10 backs from the first edition of the Dynasty Command Center 2020 Rookie Guide. Long-time readers know the RB Prospect Lab has always been one of my favorite apps. The updated tool from Mike Beers was re-released this week with a ton of new features. First, you can build your own model and test its accuracy. You can do this with three different target variables: total points, points per game (min. 16 games), or best season. In each case, the Lab is focusing on a player’s first three seasons…...

Which WR Prospect Metrics Tell Us Something Unique? The Wrong Read, No. 60

I seem to have become obsessed with correlation matrices, so I’m just going to lean into it. Below you’ll find a correlation matrix with many of our favorite WR prospect evaluation metrics. This is admittedly a simplistic way to look at the predictiveness of various metrics. But there are a number of interesting things going on here, which I’ll point out below. Keep in mind that negative numbers are good for age and draft position. You want a player to be younger and drafted earlier. First, let me explain what some of these metrics are. Many are self-explanatory, but some…...

Reloading in Dynasty: 6 Bounceback Wide Receivers to Target in 2020

With the 2019 regular season in the books, it’s time to start building your list of 2020 dynasty acquisition targets. Shawn Siegele looks at the key traits that bounceback wide receivers have in common and locates the top candidates for 2020.  It’s never too early to start preparing for 2020, especially in leagues where trades are already unlocked. Last week we examined 15 potential breakout WRs for 2020, and today we move to bounceback receivers. In order to find the best candidates, we need to know what characteristics the top bounceback WRs share. The Wrong Read and Wide Receiver Bouncebacks…...

What If the 2019 Rookie Draft Happened Today? Redrafting Round 1

With the 2019 regular season wrapped up and our 2020 prospect coverage in full swing, the arrival of a new year offers an opportunity to look forward and look back. It provides a chance to play with the past. What would 2019 rookie drafts look like if they took place today? The RotoViz dynasty crew had some serious hits back in May. We were much higher on A.J. Brown and much lower on David Montgomery than the community at large. Where else did we hit and miss? Check out the re-selected 2019 rookie draft and my picks for big 2020…...

Week 16 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets at Each Position

Looking for Week 16 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. We’re doing things a little different this week and only showing players that are worth consideration for Week 16, since fantasy’s championship weekend has finally arrived. This article will run through the top players available in most leagues.1 Yahoo! ownership percentages (as of Sunday night) are shown next to each player. Quarterback waiver wire targets: Week 16 Tier 1 Ryan…...

Week 15 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets at Each Position

Looking for Week 15 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in most leagues.1 Yahoo! ownership percentages (as of Sunday night) are shown next to each player. Quarterback waiver wire targets: Week 15 Tier 1 Ryan Tannehill (47%) — Tannehill is legit in Tennessee, folks. He threw for a season-high 391 yards and three scores in Week 14. He now has multiple TD…...

Week 14 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets at Each Position

Looking for Week 14 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in most leagues.1 Yahoo! ownership percentages (as of Sunday night) are shown next to each player. Quarterback waiver wire targets: Week 14 Tier 1 Ryan Fitzpatrick (10%) — Fitzpatrick’s schedule through the fantasy playoffs is pure. He also has over 20 fantasy points in three of his last five games, including two…...

Week 13 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets at Each Position

Looking for Week 13 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in most leagues.1 Yahoo! ownership percentages (as of Sunday night) are shown next to each player. Quarterback waiver wire targets: Week 13 Tier 1 Ryan Tannehill (26%) — Tannehill has been strong in his month-plus of starting for Tennessee, and he absolutely exploded in Week 12 with four total TDs (two rushing,…...

Week 12 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets At Each Position

Looking for Week 12 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in most leagues.1 Yahoo! ownership percentages (as of Sunday night) are shown next to each player. Quarterback waiver wire targets: Week 12 Tier 1 Sam Darnold (22%) — Darnold is cooking with 18 points and 27 points in his last two games. His easy fantasy schedule lasts three more weeks with Oakland,…...

Week 11 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets At Each Position

Looking for Week 10 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in most leagues.1 Yahoo! ownership percentages (as of Sunday night) are shown next to each player. Quarterback waiver wire targets: Week 11 Tier 1 Ryan Fitzpatrick (11%) — He struggled in a negative matchup against the Colts, and he has another tough game against the Bills on tap, but after that, it…...

RB Prospect Lab Rankings: Superstars, Big Time Sleepers, and A Potential Bust Highlight the Top 10

Shawn Siegele looks at the RB Prospect Lab rankings for the top-10 backs from the first edition of the Dynasty Command Center 2020 Rookie Guide. Long-time readers know the RB Prospect Lab has always been one of my favorite apps. The updated tool from Mike Beers was re-released this week with a ton of new features. First, you can build your own model and test its accuracy. You can do this with three different target variables: total points, points per game (min. 16 games), or best season. In each case, the Lab is focusing on a player’s first three seasons…...

Which WR Prospect Metrics Tell Us Something Unique? The Wrong Read, No. 60

I seem to have become obsessed with correlation matrices, so I’m just going to lean into it. Below you’ll find a correlation matrix with many of our favorite WR prospect evaluation metrics. This is admittedly a simplistic way to look at the predictiveness of various metrics. But there are a number of interesting things going on here, which I’ll point out below. Keep in mind that negative numbers are good for age and draft position. You want a player to be younger and drafted earlier. First, let me explain what some of these metrics are. Many are self-explanatory, but some…...

Reloading in Dynasty: 6 Bounceback Wide Receivers to Target in 2020

With the 2019 regular season in the books, it’s time to start building your list of 2020 dynasty acquisition targets. Shawn Siegele looks at the key traits that bounceback wide receivers have in common and locates the top candidates for 2020.  It’s never too early to start preparing for 2020, especially in leagues where trades are already unlocked. Last week we examined 15 potential breakout WRs for 2020, and today we move to bounceback receivers. In order to find the best candidates, we need to know what characteristics the top bounceback WRs share. The Wrong Read and Wide Receiver Bouncebacks…...

What If the 2019 Rookie Draft Happened Today? Redrafting Round 1

With the 2019 regular season wrapped up and our 2020 prospect coverage in full swing, the arrival of a new year offers an opportunity to look forward and look back. It provides a chance to play with the past. What would 2019 rookie drafts look like if they took place today? The RotoViz dynasty crew had some serious hits back in May. We were much higher on A.J. Brown and much lower on David Montgomery than the community at large. Where else did we hit and miss? Check out the re-selected 2019 rookie draft and my picks for big 2020…...

Week 16 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets at Each Position

Looking for Week 16 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. We’re doing things a little different this week and only showing players that are worth consideration for Week 16, since fantasy’s championship weekend has finally arrived. This article will run through the top players available in most leagues.1 Yahoo! ownership percentages (as of Sunday night) are shown next to each player. Quarterback waiver wire targets: Week 16 Tier 1 Ryan…...

Week 15 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets at Each Position

Looking for Week 15 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in most leagues.1 Yahoo! ownership percentages (as of Sunday night) are shown next to each player. Quarterback waiver wire targets: Week 15 Tier 1 Ryan Tannehill (47%) — Tannehill is legit in Tennessee, folks. He threw for a season-high 391 yards and three scores in Week 14. He now has multiple TD…...

Week 14 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets at Each Position

Looking for Week 14 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in most leagues.1 Yahoo! ownership percentages (as of Sunday night) are shown next to each player. Quarterback waiver wire targets: Week 14 Tier 1 Ryan Fitzpatrick (10%) — Fitzpatrick’s schedule through the fantasy playoffs is pure. He also has over 20 fantasy points in three of his last five games, including two…...

Week 13 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets at Each Position

Looking for Week 13 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in most leagues.1 Yahoo! ownership percentages (as of Sunday night) are shown next to each player. Quarterback waiver wire targets: Week 13 Tier 1 Ryan Tannehill (26%) — Tannehill has been strong in his month-plus of starting for Tennessee, and he absolutely exploded in Week 12 with four total TDs (two rushing,…...

Week 12 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets At Each Position

Looking for Week 12 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in most leagues.1 Yahoo! ownership percentages (as of Sunday night) are shown next to each player. Quarterback waiver wire targets: Week 12 Tier 1 Sam Darnold (22%) — Darnold is cooking with 18 points and 27 points in his last two games. His easy fantasy schedule lasts three more weeks with Oakland,…...

Week 11 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets At Each Position

Looking for Week 10 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in most leagues.1 Yahoo! ownership percentages (as of Sunday night) are shown next to each player. Quarterback waiver wire targets: Week 11 Tier 1 Ryan Fitzpatrick (11%) — He struggled in a negative matchup against the Colts, and he has another tough game against the Bills on tap, but after that, it…...

Which WR Prospect Metrics Tell Us Something Unique? The Wrong Read, No. 60

I seem to have become obsessed with correlation matrices, so I’m just going to lean into it. Below you’ll find a correlation matrix with many of our favorite WR prospect evaluation metrics. This is admittedly a simplistic way to look at the predictiveness of various metrics. But there are a…...

Reloading in Dynasty: 6 Bounceback Wide Receivers to Target in 2020

With the 2019 regular season in the books, it’s time to start building your list of 2020 dynasty acquisition targets. Shawn Siegele looks at the key traits that bounceback wide receivers have in common and locates the top candidates for 2020.  It’s never too early to start preparing for 2020,…...

What If the 2019 Rookie Draft Happened Today? Redrafting Round 1

With the 2019 regular season wrapped up and our 2020 prospect coverage in full swing, the arrival of a new year offers an opportunity to look forward and look back. It provides a chance to play with the past. What would 2019 rookie drafts look like if they took place…...

Week 16 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets at Each Position

Looking for Week 16 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. We’re doing things a little different this week and only…...

Week 15 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets at Each Position

Looking for Week 15 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in…...

Week 14 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets at Each Position

Looking for Week 14 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in…...

Week 13 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets at Each Position

Looking for Week 13 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in…...

Week 12 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets At Each Position

Looking for Week 12 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in…...

Week 11 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets At Each Position

Looking for Week 10 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in…...

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