Dave Caban

Senior Fantasy Analyst, app developer, hosts the RotoViz Radio Flagship, auction draft enthusiast.

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Way Too Early Top-200 Redraft Rankings: The WR and RB That Drafters Are Far Too Low On

Dave Caban shares his initial 2020 redraft rankings, discusses his process, and identifies three values currently available in bast ball and redraft leagues. The draft is behind us, depth charts are falling in to place, and the majority of major offseason moves have been made. It’s time to gear up for the 2020 fantasy football season! With that in mind, let’s take a look at my initial redraft rankings. In the coming months, I’ll be creating and publishing historical-based ranges of outcomes, building subjectively created projections, digging much deeper into each player and team, and of course, absorbing as much…...

6 Exciting RBs Who Could Be Hurt By the Draft – What You Should Pay After Playing Out the Scenarios

Every year the NFL draft offers depth-chart surprises at running back. Veterans dodge the rookie bullet and suddenly have new life. Solid starters find themselves in a battle with young upstarts. Even rising stars get more committee help than they really wanted. Nine runners are going in the first round of FFPC and Fanball best-ball leagues, and all of them offer workloads that appear immune to draft shenanigans. Once we move into the second round, the situation changes in a hurry. We immediately run into a group of RBs who could be hurt by the draft, in some cases catastrophically…....

What Can You Expect From Miles Sanders in 2020?

It didn’t happen exactly like we planned, but Miles Sanders did come on in the second half of his rookie season, ending the year with 1,327 total yards and six touchdowns. Many fantasy players expected the Penn State product to simply overtake Jordan Howard — a one-dimensional runner who lacked the sterling profile of the second-round pick Sanders — over the course of the season, but Howard was the clear lead back in Philadelphia for the first half of the season. However, Howard suffered a lingering nerve injury around midseason, and Sanders got the job and never looked back. Among…...

Superflex Winners and Losers – Seismic Shocks Rock the Best Format In Fantasy

Shawn Siegele looks at the biggest winners and losers in superflex formats after a wild week of free agency at the quarterback position. The first week of free agency has brought a flurry of fantasy stories, from the DeAndre Hopkins trade that inspired a fantasy tidal wave to Stefon Diggs’ controversial arrival in Buffalo. But the central narrative in 2020 has focused on the unprecedented movement at the quarterback position. And to really enjoy it, you needed to be in the best format in all of fantasy. If you owned Jameis Winston and Cam Newton in your 1-QB dynasty league,…...

Jordan Howard Is Better Than Advertised and Could Provide ADP Cover for a Rookie Stud

Jordan Howard has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins for more than $10 million. The 10th back selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, Howard has wildly outperformed those original expectations, but his career immediately entered a downward trajectory after a fantastic rookie season. Can he do more than play spoiler to the Dolphins eventual selection in the 2020 affair? Back in the summer of 2016, Howard was a favorite of RotoViz draft guru Jon Moore. His collegiate age-adjusted production was impressive and pointed to him as a top sleeper. The Bears rookie immediately paid dividends with…...

Buffalo Isn’t the Dream Landing Spot for Stefon Diggs, But At Least He’s Out of Minnesota

The Buffalo Bills have reportedly acquired Stefon Diggs for first, fourth, fifth, and sixth-round picks spread across the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Diggs now joins an ascending Bills offense, while escaping the Vikings throwback approach. Can he succeed with Josh Allen at the helm? Of all current fantasy players, no one is associated with RotoViz quite like Stefon Diggs. A fantastic but unheralded prospect out of Maryland, Diggs immediately overcame his fifth-round draft slot and proved the comparisons to Antonio Brown were no fluke. Diggs was a top-15 WR in PPG from 2016 to 2018. Unfortunately, he missed six games…...

Austin Hooper to Cleveland Is an Exciting Move for Browns Fans, But Does It Create Headaches for Fantasy Owners?

Austin Hooper has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $44 million contract with the Cleveland Browns. The move keeps him from building on the 2019 breakout in Atlanta and muddies the ceilings for Baker Mayfield’s loaded cast of weapons. After slowly growing his game from 2016 to 2018, Hooper burst into the spotlight with a 2019 campaign that saw him join the league’s elite. The numbers were even better during the season’s first half before injuries slowed him down the stretch. Despite the injuries, Hooper’s season was a special one. He finished top-six in virtually every TE receiving category, including fourth…...

Ryan Tannehill’s Return to Tennessee Is the First Big Domino in a Wild Superflex Market

Ryan Tannehill re-signed with the Tennessee Titans on a four-year pact reported at $118 million. With Tannehill staying in Tennessee, the first domino falls in a wild quarterback market. Tannehill resurrected his career in 2019 in a wild comeback season that included seven QB1 finishes in his last eight games. His reality impact was even larger, with the team exploding in a wide variety of categories after his elevation to the starting lineup. The Titans averaged a full point more per drive with Tannehill under center, and their passing game took off. He led the league in QBR, finished second in…...

D.K. Metcalf’s Historical Comps are Simply Unreal

D.K. Metcalf‘s fall to the end of the second round was one of the biggest surprises of the 2019 NFL Draft. Early in the offseason, he was projected to be one of the first wide receivers off the board in late April, but concerns about his route-running versatility and agility caused his stock to tumble. In a touching YouTube video posted by the Seahawks that showed Metcalf getting the call from the team, the Ole Miss product tearfully asked Pete Carroll why they waited so long to draft him. A few months later, Metcalf didn’t wait very long to make…...

Will Deebo Samuel Keep Flying High In a Run-Heavy San Francisco Offense?

I remember the hot days of August. Actually, I miss them. They can’t get back soon enough. This past summer, most fantasy owners were anticipating their drafts while having a very clear name in their minds when it came to the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver position: Dante Pettis. As a second-year player and after finishing his rookie season posting more than 13 PPR in four of his last five games, it was reasonable to have high expectations in him and a potential second-season breakout. Flip the calendar page, put yourself at the start of 2020, and then look back…...

Way Too Early Top-200 Redraft Rankings: The WR and RB That Drafters Are Far Too Low On

Dave Caban shares his initial 2020 redraft rankings, discusses his process, and identifies three values currently available in bast ball and redraft leagues. The draft is behind us, depth charts are falling in to place, and the majority of major offseason moves have been made. It’s time to gear up for the 2020 fantasy football season! With that in mind, let’s take a look at my initial redraft rankings. In the coming months, I’ll be creating and publishing historical-based ranges of outcomes, building subjectively created projections, digging much deeper into each player and team, and of course, absorbing as much…...

6 Exciting RBs Who Could Be Hurt By the Draft – What You Should Pay After Playing Out the Scenarios

Every year the NFL draft offers depth-chart surprises at running back. Veterans dodge the rookie bullet and suddenly have new life. Solid starters find themselves in a battle with young upstarts. Even rising stars get more committee help than they really wanted. Nine runners are going in the first round of FFPC and Fanball best-ball leagues, and all of them offer workloads that appear immune to draft shenanigans. Once we move into the second round, the situation changes in a hurry. We immediately run into a group of RBs who could be hurt by the draft, in some cases catastrophically…....

What Can You Expect From Miles Sanders in 2020?

It didn’t happen exactly like we planned, but Miles Sanders did come on in the second half of his rookie season, ending the year with 1,327 total yards and six touchdowns. Many fantasy players expected the Penn State product to simply overtake Jordan Howard — a one-dimensional runner who lacked the sterling profile of the second-round pick Sanders — over the course of the season, but Howard was the clear lead back in Philadelphia for the first half of the season. However, Howard suffered a lingering nerve injury around midseason, and Sanders got the job and never looked back. Among…...

Superflex Winners and Losers – Seismic Shocks Rock the Best Format In Fantasy

Shawn Siegele looks at the biggest winners and losers in superflex formats after a wild week of free agency at the quarterback position. The first week of free agency has brought a flurry of fantasy stories, from the DeAndre Hopkins trade that inspired a fantasy tidal wave to Stefon Diggs’ controversial arrival in Buffalo. But the central narrative in 2020 has focused on the unprecedented movement at the quarterback position. And to really enjoy it, you needed to be in the best format in all of fantasy. If you owned Jameis Winston and Cam Newton in your 1-QB dynasty league,…...

Jordan Howard Is Better Than Advertised and Could Provide ADP Cover for a Rookie Stud

Jordan Howard has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins for more than $10 million. The 10th back selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, Howard has wildly outperformed those original expectations, but his career immediately entered a downward trajectory after a fantastic rookie season. Can he do more than play spoiler to the Dolphins eventual selection in the 2020 affair? Back in the summer of 2016, Howard was a favorite of RotoViz draft guru Jon Moore. His collegiate age-adjusted production was impressive and pointed to him as a top sleeper. The Bears rookie immediately paid dividends with…...

Buffalo Isn’t the Dream Landing Spot for Stefon Diggs, But At Least He’s Out of Minnesota

The Buffalo Bills have reportedly acquired Stefon Diggs for first, fourth, fifth, and sixth-round picks spread across the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Diggs now joins an ascending Bills offense, while escaping the Vikings throwback approach. Can he succeed with Josh Allen at the helm? Of all current fantasy players, no one is associated with RotoViz quite like Stefon Diggs. A fantastic but unheralded prospect out of Maryland, Diggs immediately overcame his fifth-round draft slot and proved the comparisons to Antonio Brown were no fluke. Diggs was a top-15 WR in PPG from 2016 to 2018. Unfortunately, he missed six games…...

Austin Hooper to Cleveland Is an Exciting Move for Browns Fans, But Does It Create Headaches for Fantasy Owners?

Austin Hooper has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $44 million contract with the Cleveland Browns. The move keeps him from building on the 2019 breakout in Atlanta and muddies the ceilings for Baker Mayfield’s loaded cast of weapons. After slowly growing his game from 2016 to 2018, Hooper burst into the spotlight with a 2019 campaign that saw him join the league’s elite. The numbers were even better during the season’s first half before injuries slowed him down the stretch. Despite the injuries, Hooper’s season was a special one. He finished top-six in virtually every TE receiving category, including fourth…...

Ryan Tannehill’s Return to Tennessee Is the First Big Domino in a Wild Superflex Market

Ryan Tannehill re-signed with the Tennessee Titans on a four-year pact reported at $118 million. With Tannehill staying in Tennessee, the first domino falls in a wild quarterback market. Tannehill resurrected his career in 2019 in a wild comeback season that included seven QB1 finishes in his last eight games. His reality impact was even larger, with the team exploding in a wide variety of categories after his elevation to the starting lineup. The Titans averaged a full point more per drive with Tannehill under center, and their passing game took off. He led the league in QBR, finished second in…...

D.K. Metcalf’s Historical Comps are Simply Unreal

D.K. Metcalf‘s fall to the end of the second round was one of the biggest surprises of the 2019 NFL Draft. Early in the offseason, he was projected to be one of the first wide receivers off the board in late April, but concerns about his route-running versatility and agility caused his stock to tumble. In a touching YouTube video posted by the Seahawks that showed Metcalf getting the call from the team, the Ole Miss product tearfully asked Pete Carroll why they waited so long to draft him. A few months later, Metcalf didn’t wait very long to make…...

Will Deebo Samuel Keep Flying High In a Run-Heavy San Francisco Offense?

I remember the hot days of August. Actually, I miss them. They can’t get back soon enough. This past summer, most fantasy owners were anticipating their drafts while having a very clear name in their minds when it came to the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver position: Dante Pettis. As a second-year player and after finishing his rookie season posting more than 13 PPR in four of his last five games, it was reasonable to have high expectations in him and a potential second-season breakout. Flip the calendar page, put yourself at the start of 2020, and then look back…...

What Can You Expect From Miles Sanders in 2020?

It didn’t happen exactly like we planned, but Miles Sanders did come on in the second half of his rookie season, ending the year with 1,327 total yards and six touchdowns. Many fantasy players expected the Penn State product to simply overtake Jordan Howard — a one-dimensional runner who lacked…...

D.K. Metcalf’s Historical Comps are Simply Unreal

D.K. Metcalf‘s fall to the end of the second round was one of the biggest surprises of the 2019 NFL Draft. Early in the offseason, he was projected to be one of the first wide receivers off the board in late April, but concerns about his route-running versatility and agility…...

Will Deebo Samuel Keep Flying High In a Run-Heavy San Francisco Offense?

I remember the hot days of August. Actually, I miss them. They can’t get back soon enough. This past summer, most fantasy owners were anticipating their drafts while having a very clear name in their minds when it came to the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver position: Dante Pettis. As…...

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