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
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
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
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
Team-building is just a fascinating phenomenon is sports, and, honestly, it is my favorite part about studying them. There are so many different strategies that lead executives take towards building a championship-caliber roster, and since they come from different backgrounds, their values are completely different. There isn’t a sport where this isn’t more obvious than in the NFL. While more executives are “analytically-minded” and have … Continue reading What Actually Wins NFL Games? Not What Conventional Wisdom Wants You To Believe!
Recently, we let the numbers decide who the top running backs in the NFL were. Today, we’ll shift to a much more important skill position. Wide receiver is the most important non-quarterback position in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus’ Wins Above Replacement (WAR) metric, so if there’s any position that can move the needle, it’s this one. The difference between an elite receiver and an … Continue reading Ranking The Top 130 Wide Receivers From a Mathematical Perspective
With the NFL Draft fast approaching, we’ll hear a lot about the foundational positions in football, and how finding players at those positions is paramount. That conventional wisdom is correct, but what follows isn’t. For a long time, quarterback, left tackle, and edge rusher have been considered the most important positions in football. However, that is not the case; as the style of play has … Continue reading How NFL Teams Can Take Advantage of Positional Value When Building Their Roster
There are a lot of talented prospects in the 2020 NFL draft, but by far, the deepest position group has to be this collection of wide receivers. There are players not even on the top-ten that can be quality starters, and in my opinion, there are at least four true #1 wide receivers in this draft class. Several teams will target these players in the … Continue reading 2020 NFL Draft: Top Ten Wide Receivers