Best Ball Workshop: Owners Are Always Getting Better at Fantasy, But There’s One Weird Area Where They’ve Gotten Worse … A Lot Worse

In Lesson 4 of the 2020 Best Ball Workshop, Shawn Siegele uses the Roster Construction Explorer to highlight Team Defense. The message is clear: fantasy owners are destroying their win rates by ignoring key insights at this underappreciated position. In the first two lessons of the series, we looked at the quarterback and tight end positions. Readers who followed the tactics from the 2019 Workshop saw 9.3% win rates at QB and 11.4% win rates

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Can Hayden Hurst Become The Next Austin Hooper In Atlanta?

The free agency period of the offseason never fails to disappoint. Some years are more exciting than others, and this year did not disappoint. Big-name wide receivers and running backs changed teams, arguably the greatest

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

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The College Transfer Portal: Where Does It Lead?

If you have paid any attention to college football over the past couple years, you have almost surely heard of the NCAA Transfer Portal. Big-name players and recruits like Justin Fields, Jalen Hurts, Joe Burrow,

Can Hayden Hurst Become The Next Austin Hooper In Atlanta?

The free agency period of the offseason never fails to disappoint. Some years are more exciting than others, and this year did not disappoint. Big-name wide receivers and running backs changed teams, arguably the greatest

2020 Rookie Scouting Index: Wide Receiver Rankings

Each year, in the run-up to the NFL draft, we produce the RotoViz Scouting Index (RSI). The RSI aggregates and compiles NFL prospect rankings from a variety of more traditional scouting outlets. This accomplishes a

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The College Transfer Portal: Where Does It Lead?

If you have paid any attention to college football over the past couple years, you have almost surely heard of the NCAA Transfer Portal. Big-name players and recruits like Justin Fields, Jalen Hurts, Joe Burrow,

Devy Rankings Update: National Signing Day

The 2019 College football season may be in the rearview now, but it’s always football season! National Signing Day is here, which means a brand new batch of top college football playmakers is here! Get

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The College Transfer Portal: Where Does It Lead?

If you have paid any attention to college football over the past couple years, you have almost surely heard of the NCAA Transfer Portal. Big-name players and recruits like Justin Fields, Jalen Hurts, Joe Burrow,

Devy Rankings Update: National Signing Day

The 2019 College football season may be in the rearview now, but it’s always football season! National Signing Day is here, which means a brand new batch of top college football playmakers is here! Get

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Good Players Are Good: Why You Should Chase Rookie-Year Efficiency at RB – The Wrong Read, No. 52

Welcome to the 52nd installment of The Wrong Read. Based on the number of articles appearing in this “weekly” series, one year has passed since we started. Strangely it’s taken about 16 months to get here. The thing is, time slows down as you approach a massive object like the black hole that is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team. Ronald Jones is evidently on the other side of the event horizon and I was (and still am) foolishly trying to bring him back.

Zero RB, Antifragility, and the Myth of Value-Based Drafting

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan, has a new book out, and, if anything, it’s probably even more potent (if also self-contradictory in many places). The book is called Antifragile and this is his definition of the term: Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure. Yet in spite of the ubiquity of the phenomenon, there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Let us call it antifragile. Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile

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