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In-Season Articles

Going Deep: WR/CB Matchups And Advanced Pass Defense Data For The Divisional Round

Hi RotoViz Readers. Good luck with your DFS entries this week, and check out the FFPC Playoff 2 contest if you’re looking for a fantasy fix. The WR/CB Matchups and Advanced Pass Defense data is free again this week. If you’re a potential new subscriber, this gives you a look at some of the information available in your subscription. We’ll have all of this and much more…...

Scenarios and Tactics for Fantasy Playoff Tournaments: More Cincinnati Fireworks Coming?

In this short RotoViz series, Zachary Krueger looks at fantasy playoff tactics and helps you think through scenarios that could pay off in second-chance tournaments. Shawn Siegele and I used the RotoViz best ball tools to build a couple of FFPC Tournament teams for my best ball series this summer. Although we didn’t win the big money like several other RV squads, one of our…...

Going Deep: WR/CB Matchups And Advanced Pass Defense Data for the Wild Card Round

Hi RotoViz Readers. I hope you’ve had a chance to enter into a playoff challenge or two and are fired up for the playoffs! The WR/CB Matchups and Advanced Pass Defense data is free again this week. If you’re a potential new subscriber, this gives you a look at some of the information available in your subscription. We’ll have all of this and much more…...

Devin Singletary’s Strong Finish: Running Back Advanced Stats Review

Corbin Young looks back at the season-long leaders in various running back advanced stats. He also looks ahead to the NFL playoffs to determine which RBs can take their teams deep into the bracket, and deliver NFL Playoff Contest titles for fantasy managers.  Metrics like yards before and after contact, evasion rate, stuff rate, and designed gap rate tell you a lot about how an…...

NFL Playoff Challenge – Quarterbacks Versus the Field

Curtis Patrick uses the RotoViz Game Splits App and NFL Stat Explorer to create a quarterback reference tool for 2021 NFL Playoff Challenge Contests. NFL Playoff Challenge – Quarterbacks Versus the Field There are a number of NFL Playoff Challenge contests to choose from and I hope you’re playing in at least one of them this year. It’s a great way to put a cap…...

Game Theory and Leverage Opportunities for the FFPC Playoff Challenge

Blair Andrews looks ahead to the FFPC Playoff Challenge and offers some thoughts on general lineup construction strategy and potential leverage opportunities. The FFPC Playoff Challenge is one of my favorite contests of the fantasy football season. Its unique scoring settings and roster requirements always make for an interesting puzzle, and the game theory aspects add to the intrigue. You can pick any players you…...

NFL Playoff Best Ball: Dubner’s Updated Rankings Model

With the fantasy football regular season coming to an end, it is time to rest turn our attention to the playoffs. FFPC, Underdog Drafters, and DraftKings launched NFL Playoff Best Ball tournaments, so it’s time to put your regular season winnings to use. Michael Dubner provides a Playoff Best Ball Rankings Model. *This is an update to the original Playoff Best Ball Model published on 1/4/2022*…...

Going Deep: WR/CB Matchups and Advanced Pass Defense Data

Hi RotoViz Readers. I hope that you had a successful 2021 campaign and brought home a couple of trophies! I won’t have analysis this week, but all of the WR/CB Matchups and Advanced Pass Defense data is free. If you’re a potential new subscriber, this gives you a look at some of the information available in your subscription. We’ll have all of this and much…...

Zero RB Watch: NFC Week 18 – A.J. Dillon Makes an Impact in Title Games

Blair Andrews looks back at Week 17 and the fantasy playoffs to see what RB performances were true difference makers, and looks ahead to Week 18 with some notes for DFS players. Our goal with the Zero RB Watch List is to help you locate RB breakouts and waiver adds before they happen, but this column isn’t just for Zero RB owners. We’re just as…...

CeeDee Lamb is Primed to Explode in the Playoffs and 3 Correlated Wide Receiver Pairings for DFS—Wide Receiver Usage Trends and Takeaways: Week 18

In this weekly article, Bjorn Yang-Vaernet uses the Advanced Stat Explorer and other RotoViz tools to dive deep into wide receiver usage trends. Usage is key for making waiver wire adds, start/sit decisions, and finding the next blow-up WR in DFS. Happy new year! Welcome to the final installment of the WR usage and takeaways article for the 2021 season. I had a lot of…...

Rashaad Penny Smashes Again: Running Back Advanced Stats – Week 18

In the weekly running back advanced stats article, Corbin Young examines Rashaad Penny, plus the late-season surges from Devin Singletary and Rhamondre Stevenson. Metrics like yards before and after contact, evasion rate, stuff rate, and designed gap rate tell you a lot about how an RB is using his blockers, how effective that blocking is, and how effective that RB is at making would-be tacklers…...

Zero RB Watch: AFC Week 18 – Title-Winning Backs Versus What-Might-Have-Been

Shawn Siegele looks at the league-winning and heartbreaking performances from championship weekend. Yesterday I featured Devin Singletary as part of the 2021 Zero RB Awards, but I also promised a look at Week 17 for anyone still playing or for those checking in as part of their DFS prep. A lot will change throughout the week as we get COVID reports and a better handle…...

Pat the Ball: Week 18 Tight End Plays for DFS

The main fantasy season is over for the bulk of people. If you and your league have a championship week scheduled for Week 18, then good lord, please seek professional guidance. But if your season has ended, in triumph or disaster, and you still feel the yearning to play fantasy football, then you are in luck. There is still the joy of DFS this week…....

Zero RB Watch: The Stars Came Out to Play in 2021, Including Our Zero RB MVP

Monday night gave us the end of the 2021 campaign for season-long leagues. Colm, Blair, and I came up just short in the FFPC Best Ball Tournament as Baker Mayfield’s final end zone targets to Jarvis Landry fell incomplete. It was still a cause for celebration as RV writer Conor O’Driscoll and his co-manager Joey Zanette took down one of the industry’s biggest events. Colm…...

Ja’Marr Chase, Rashaad Penny, and a Fantasy Title Weekend for the Ages

Shawn Siegele looks at Ja’Marr Chase’s epic fantasy performance and breaks down a championship weekend for the ages. A week after Tee Higgins put up 43 points and looked like the future at the wide receiver position, his rookie teammate scored 55.6 in one of the greatest fantasy performances of all time. Top WR Fantasy Playoff Performances – 2000-2020 PLAYER TEAM SEAS PPR Recs Yards…...

Win The Waiver Wire: 3 Players Who Can Help Your Roster in Week 18; Plus Dynasty Gems

In this edition of Win the Waiver Wire, Sam Wallace shares his top waiver targets for Week 18 in seasonal fantasy football leagues. For those of you who need to fight through one more week to claim your fantasy football championship, I’ve got you covered with a few last-minute players. Then, I’ll look back at some of the best waiver pickups of the season and…...

Red Zone Report: Week 17 – Devin Singletary Taking the Reins in Buffalo’s Backfield

This season, Zachary Krueger will use the RotoViz Screener to evaluate player red-zone opportunity. Understanding how teams deploy their red-zone personnel and who they give red-zone opportunities to can offer a valuable edge over your opponents. This weekly Red Zone Report aims to give you that exact edge. Running Back Red Zone Opportunity…...

Going Deep: Week 17 Fantasy Passing Preview – WR/CB Matchups To Exploit And Avoid

Welcome to Going Deep! This weekly article will use charting data, advanced metrics, and other RotoViz tools to help readers better understand the challenges facing wide receivers and tight ends in the coming week. This week’s Going Deep Worksheet can be found at the end of the article and includes data from all games played in 2021 with average threshold games based on the last eight…...

The Impressive Returns of Antonio Brown and Jaylen Waddle—Wide Receiver Usage Trends and Takeaways: Week 17

In this weekly article, Bjorn Yang-Vaernet uses the Advanced Stat Explorer and other RotoViz tools to dive deep into wide receiver usage trends. Usage is key for making waiver wire adds, start/sit decisions, and finding the next blow-up WR in DFS. It is finally championship weekend for most leagues! Congratulations on those who made it to the final round and for those who didn’t, let’s…...

Rashaad Penny Smashes: Running Back Advanced Stats – Week 17

Corbin Young uses the Advanced Stat Explorer to examine late-season surges by Rashaad Penny, Sony Michel, Ronald Jones, and Justin Jackson, as well as to explore the prospects for a bounceback game from Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon in Week 17. Metrics like yards before and after contact, evasion rate, stuff rate, and designed gap rate tell you a lot about how an RB is using…...

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