Fantasy Football 2021 Auction Values

Today is August 4th, which means one thing: we are one day away from the first preseason game of the year! Football is on the horizon, boys and girls! Thus far, we have looked at the top-40 quarterbacks, top-100 running backs, top-175 wide receivers, and top-50 tight ends for the upcoming fantasy football season. Taking that all into account, we have been able to formulate … Continue reading Fantasy Football 2021 Auction Values

Fantasy Football 2021 Dynasty Top-400 Rankings

To the average person, asking someone if they play fantasy football may be expected to induce a binary “yes or no” answer. However, for hardcore enthusiasts, this is not the case. Do you play PPR, half-PPR, or with multiple quarterbacks? Auction drafts, snake drafts, or linear drafts? What other scoring and roster setting quirks does your league have? There are so many intricacies when it … Continue reading Fantasy Football 2021 Dynasty Top-400 Rankings

Fantasy Football 2021 PPR/SuperFlex Top 300 Rankings

Over the past few weeks, we’ve taken a look at the top quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends for the upcoming season. Today, we’ll wrap up our ranking series with the cream of the crop- the overall draft board! There are plenty of different strategies when it comes to when you can draft each position group, and a lot of them have validity. … Continue reading Fantasy Football 2021 PPR/SuperFlex Top 300 Rankings

Fantasy Football 2021 Quarterback Rankings + Projections

With free agency and the draft well in the rearview mirror, we’ve reached the “dead period” of the NFL offseason. That is, unless you play fantasy football. Rather than focus on which players are in the “best shape of their lives” and tracking training camp statistics, this is a critical time for the formulation and finalization of rankings. Competitive drafts are already starting to take … Continue reading Fantasy Football 2021 Quarterback Rankings + Projections

Fantasy Football Deep Dive: Correlation + Stability Of Key Metrics

There may be no more difficult task in sports than projecting a player’s statistical output. While fantasy analysts should feel confident in their rankings, the fact of the matter is that there is so much variance within each game, that statistics tend to fluctuate on a yearly basis. However, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try our best to formulate ideal expectations on the value each … Continue reading Fantasy Football Deep Dive: Correlation + Stability Of Key Metrics

NFL: Playing “GM” For Every NFC Team Ahead of Free Agency

After playing general manager for each AFC team earlier in the week, it is now time to do the same for the NFC. My thoughts on the offseason and free agency may differ from some, so I’ll repeat what I stated in the AFC version: “Whereas the draft is much more complex and predicated on drafting as many valuable players as you can to keep … Continue reading NFL: Playing “GM” For Every NFC Team Ahead of Free Agency

Stars or Depth? What Is The Best Way To Build an NFL Roster?

With the 2020-2021 NFL season now over, it is officially the offseason! To be fair, there really isn’t an offseason in professional sports- activity happens year-round! As we get farther into the offseason, we will get to see how each front office goes about building their rosters. The best part about this? No two general managers are alike! Some will prioritize adding star talent through … Continue reading Stars or Depth? What Is The Best Way To Build an NFL Roster?

NFL Study: Quantifying Offensive/Defensive Play-Calling

Something that is great about sports is how much of it can be quantified. We have plenty of metrics to evaluate players, and from there, can have a decent understanding of the value they provide for a team. However, the games aren’t just won the players; they need to be put in a position to succeed. In fact, given the importance of offensive and defensive … Continue reading NFL Study: Quantifying Offensive/Defensive Play-Calling

2020-2021 NFL Conference Championship Game-By-Game Model Projections

The divisional round was one of the most hyped-up weekends of football in recent memory, and we were treated to some interesting games! The league’s best offense (Packers), as expected, was able to take down the league’s best defense (Rams). Then, in a matchup between two progressive organizations with young quarterbacks, the Bills flexed their roster depth with a primetime win over the Ravens at … Continue reading 2020-2021 NFL Conference Championship Game-By-Game Model Projections

Fine-Tuning Wins Above Replacement To Better Capture an NFL Player’s $/Year Value

  Whereas baseball is filled with advanced statistics, other sports, particularly football, have lagged behind. For analysis, the common fan too often turns to unstable, flawed statistics such as yards gained/allowed, turnovers, and touchdowns, and, as a result, NFL players tend to be more polarizing than MLB players- analysts are using different variables to compare players. Luckily for us,¬†Pro Football Focus’¬†grades and new Wins Above … Continue reading Fine-Tuning Wins Above Replacement To Better Capture an NFL Player’s $/Year Value