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Crush Your Home League with These Simulations and a Simple Pick Prediction Tool

I don’t care if you are in 100 expert leagues, the one you want to absolutely crush is still that first “home” league you joined with your local friends and family.  No one wants to come into the office after a close loss to your raucous coworker. Which type of draft do you care about more? — Troy King ⚔️?? (@TKingMode) August 22, 2021 If…...

5 Takeaways From a Saturday FFPC Main Event to Help You Crush Your Big Drafts Tonight

Colm Kelly and I participated in an FFPC Main Event draft on Saturday afternoon. With many big drafts in all kinds of leagues going on this evening, I wanted to relate a few of the biggest takeaways. I’m also going to add the Draft Strategy Series and Zero RB Countdown links here for anyone who missed them this morning. Plus, if you’re drafting in a…...

2021 Zero RB Candidates: No. 10 to No. 6 – The Highlight Backs Join the List

Shawn has used his Zero RB targets to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in high stakes drafts. But you don’t have to use them in a Zero RB draft strategy. Drafting league-crushing running backs is the fastest way to win regardless of preferred start. Unleash the full power of Zero RB with the list that has given you inexpensive monster performances on a yearly…...

The 2021 RotoViz Auction Draft Strategy Guide

Auction drafts are easy to “win” but even easier to “lose.” Dave Caban overviews the preparation, thought processes, and in-auction strategies needed to ensure that you’re ready for the intensity and challenges auctions will throw at you and are poised to leave your draft with a contender. Heading into the 2020 season, I compiled a list of auction-related articles that I had written over the…...

2021 Zero RB Candidates Countdown: No. 15 to No. 11

Welcome to the 2021 Zero RB target list where we help you find inexpensive RBs to destroy your league. The list isn’t just for Zero RB owners. You can use the list to construct a Zero RB squad, to fill out your Single-Elite-RB roster, or to build Flex upside into an RB-heavy start. Zero RB wins at the highest levels. Shawn has used his RB…...

Drafters Are Still Paying Too Much for the Wrong Numbers: How You Can Exploit RB Advanced Stats in Your Draft – The Wrong Read, No. 73

Blair Andrews explores some of the advanced running back metrics available in the new Advanced Stats Explorer. Are drafters chasing the right stats when making draft day decisions? Or are certain metrics persistently undervalued? In a previous article, I looked at some advanced wide receiver metrics we’ve added to the site to find some with hidden value, and to see how much they change the…...

4 Hyperfragile Draft Plans for the Risk-Seeking, Zero RB-Hating, $500K-Loving Fantasy Player

Shawn Siegele offers four hyperfragile draft plans for the risk-seeking, $500k-loving drafter. We spend a lot of time explaining why Zero RB works, debunking the narrative that WR is deep in a way that lets you avoid it early, and building a variety of draft plans to take advantage of the dominance. But we’re also here for our non-Zero RB subscribers. Recently, I used the…...

5 Reasons Josh Jacobs Will Be the Steal of Fantasy Drafts in 2021

Fantasy football, I am often told, is a game of value and opportunity. Value in the terms of production based on cost, and opportunity comes down to volume. This year Josh Jacobs I see Jacobs as the steal of the draft.  I know what you are thinking . . . What about Kenyan Drake? But he’s in the RB Dead Zone Even friend of RotoViz…...

Must-Draft Running Backs for 2021 – Part 2

In Must-Draft Running Backs for 2021 – Part 2, Curtis Patrick shares his 2021 fantasy running backs who won’t cost you a top-50 pick — but could win you a fantasy football championship.  In 2019, Curtis gave you Austin Ekeler long before anyone else had solved the Chargers backfield riddle. In 2020, he put you on Kareem Hunt when he was still being drafted at RB30…...

Must-Draft Running Backs for 2021 – Part 1

Curtis Patrick shares his 2021 fantasy running backs who won’t cost you a top-36 pick — but could win you a fantasy football championship.  In 2019, Curtis gave you Austin Ekeler long before anyone else had solved the Chargers backfield riddle. In 2020, he put you on Kareem Hunt when he was still being drafted at RB30 by ADP. Who’s up in 2021? Must-Draft Running Backs…...

5 Heavily Discounted RBs With the Star Potential to be 2021 Smash Plays

Shawn Siegele looks at five heavily discounted RBs who were much better than advertised in 2020. Dave Caban has just finished the new Advanced Stats Explorer which provides a wealth of charting data for our 2021 subs. Accuracy percentages for QBs from clean and pressured pockets Broken tackles, yards after contact, and evasion rates for RBs A wealth of route data for WRs and TEs,…...

Year 2 Wide Receivers Are Still the Biggest Edge in Fantasy, and These 2 Phenoms Going In The Middle Rounds Look Like the Next A.J. Brown or D.K. Metcalf

Sam Wallace identifies his favorite wide receiver targets in the fifth and sixth rounds based on current redraft ADP. As I wrap up my WR Target Series, it’s important to note the various emerging themes. The focus has been on roster construction through the lens of single quarterback redraft leagues, and different tiers and styles of players have surfaced. In Part 1, I outlined a…...

4 Undervalued Foundation Backs: Can You Build Your Fantasy Teams Around These Out-of-Fashion RBs?

Shawn Siegele looks at four potentially undervalued foundation backs and judges whether human or machine is right. One of my favorite things about the RotoViz tools is the way they allow you to ask different questions and come at player value from different angles. When we use the Projection Machine, we can use the data on team tendencies, player histories, and teammate competition to craft…...

A Tight End to Target in Each of The First 10 Rounds of Your Redraft Leagues

If you are like me, you would have multiple tight end spots in your standard redraft teams. Most people are not like me, however, and would almost happily kiss goodbye to the most volatile spot in all of the fantasy sports. Most leagues insist on starting at least one, however, and that should suffice for now. When to target a TE in your drafts can…...

Can the 2021 Fourth-Year Breakout Class Follow in the Footsteps of Antonio Brown and Tyler Lockett?

Shawn Siegele dives into the class of fourth-year breakout options who hope to follow in the footsteps of Antonio Brown and Tyler Lockett. For many years, third-year WRs were the most coveted asset in fantasy. That infatuation has long since gone the way of the dodo, but the vestigial disillusionment leaves an opening for savvy owners. And the best way to take advantage isn’t to…...

The Next Calvin Ridley Can Be Found In The 9th Round Plus Another Explosive Rookie To Add To Your Arsenal

Sam Wallace identifies his favorite wide receiver targets in Rounds 9 and 10 based on current redraft ADP. In my Decoding Backfields series, I focused on the tenets of roster construction and the importance of opportunity cost when selecting running backs. As I start my WR Targets Series, we’ll be using some of those insights to help us locate WRs with upside at their current…...

What History Can Tell Us About Fantasy Football Sleepers and How to Locate Them in 2021

Shawn Siegele uses the RotoViz tools to break down the history of sleepers in fantasy football. How do we find the deep impact players in 2021? This is Sleepers Week on Stealing Bananas. Ben Gretch and I are looking at how to find them, what their impact is, and which targets we’re drafting in 2021. One element that I mention on the show but wanted…...

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