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Is he worth drafting at his ADP? Miles Sanders

Saturday, 29 June 2019 00:00
Philadelphia Eagles rookie running back Miles Sanders has the swiss army knife potential you'd like out of a fantasy running back. But is he worth drafting at his current ADP? Right now Sanders is getting drafted at No. 85 o

What This Rookie Can Do For You: Darrell Henderson's two major weapons

Saturday, 01 June 2019 00:00
The 'What Can This Rookie Do For You' series aims to show how drafting this player will benefit your fantasy team. It illustrates his strengths and weaknesses. What scheme he would fit best in, and what kind of fantasy stats

PPR back watch: RB David Montgomery's pass catching ability

Saturday, 20 April 2019 00:00
Editor's note: Landing spot and age are the two most important variables when it comes to drafting a fantasy running back in our opinion. However, talent matters as well. This series aims to show you what a running back could

What This Rookie Can Do For You: RB Devin Singletary

Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:00
Editor's note: Do running backs matter in the NFL anymore? The short answer is 'yes.' But they don't matter nearly as much as their landing spot. This series shows you what a running back does well. That's all. So this what y

What This Rookie Can Do For You: RB Justice Hill

Saturday, 06 April 2019 00:00
Editor's note: This is not direct advice telling you to draft this particular player. The 'What Can This Rookie Do For You' series aims to show you the traits of each running back. What scheme could lead to the most fantasy p

What This Rookie Can Do For You: Miles Sanders

Saturday, 30 March 2019 00:00
Editor's note: This is a quick post on Penn State running back Miles Sanders. Sanders is coming out for the 2019 NFL Draft this season, so we though it'd be a good idea to discuss what can do if you draft to him to your fan

What This Rookie Can Do For You: Josh Jacobs

Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:00
Editor's note: This series is meant to explain what rookie running backs can do for your fantasy team. A good running back also requires a good head coach, offensive line and quarterback to be successful in NFL. But these art

What This Rookie Can Do For You: Rodney Anderson

Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:00
Editor's note: In this series, we dissect how upcoming NFL rookies can help your fantasy football team. This is meant to show you what kind of stats he can pile up for you if you draft him. Of course, scheme fit, coaching p

Upside vs. efficiency: Should you draft John Brown or Randall Cobb?

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00
Giana Pacinelli of the the Huffington Post and 2QBs.com joins George Banko of Fantasyfootballhelpers.com to debate which receiver to draft, Randall Cobb or John Brown? Opening statements George: Randall Cobb is coming off a

Jordan Matthews: Boring, predictable, but will exceed ADP value

Monday, 10 July 2017 00:00
In this article, we take a look at a player's potential to outperform their current ADP (average draft position) and assess the risks and potential rewards of drafting them. We look at opportunity stats including target share

How Samaje Perine Will Help Your Fantasy Team In 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00
Samaje Perine proved his worth at the University of Oklahoma. In 2014 he had a stellar year. In 2015 and 2016 the stat line would suggest a decline in his performance, but that is due in part to sharing snaps with Joe Mixon.

Why San Francisco 49ers running back Joe Williams is a perfect Zero RB candidate

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 00:00
When we look to draft a player to our fantasy team, we often seek the most talented players we can find. However, looking at the coaches offensive philosophy and which players best fit their system can be very telling in term

Fantasy Film Projector: Alvin Kamara

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:00
When it comes to identifying traits in running backs that produce immediate fantasy value, proficiency in pass blocking, ball security, route running and receiving ability are often most important. These traits are valuable b

Fantasy Film Projector: James Conner

Thursday, 13 April 2017 00:00
Editor's note: The Fantasy Film Projector is a process that identifies player traits correlated with fantasy football success. Those traits include receiving ability, route running, (points per reception leagues), play streng

Fantasy Film Projector: Joe Mixon

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 00:00
Editor's note: The Fantasy Film Projector is a process that identifies player traits typically correlated with fantasy football success. Those traits include receiving ability and route running (points per reception leagues),

Fantasy Film Projector: Samaje Perine

Sunday, 02 April 2017 00:00
Editor's note: The Fantasy Film Projector is a process that identifies player traits typically correlated with fantasy football success. Those traits include receiving ability, route running, (points per reception leagues), p

Fantasy Film Projector: Christian McCaffrey

Monday, 13 March 2017 00:00
Editor's note: This is the second installment of the Fantasy Film Projector series for 2017. The goal of the Fantasy Film Projector is to help you identify traits from college players that will translate to points for your fa

Aaron Rodgers Will Raise This Player's Fantasy Value In 2017

Saturday, 04 March 2017 00:00
In 2015, the Packers were missing something in their offense. The glaringly obvious fact was that Aaron Rodgers no longer had Jordy Nelson due to a knee injury. In addition, the Packers were missing a tight end that could run

Fantasy film projector: Jeremy McNichols

Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:00
On this edition of the Fantasy Film Projector, we discuss Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols and where his skill set fits into the NFL fantasy picture as a rookie in 2017. Background McNichols played 3 seasons at B

Rookie Profile: Leonard Fournette

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00
  Player: Leonard Fournette Comparison: Adrian Peterson Best Fit: New York Jets  Scouting Report Leonard Fournette’s name has circulated Draft circles since he was the No. 1 Recruit coming out of high school. He evol

Rookie Profile: Deshaun Watson

Sunday, 19 February 2017 00:00
Player: Deshaun Watson - QB, Clemson Comparison: Ryan Tannehill Best Fit: Buffalo Bills If the Bills don’t sort out their contract situation with Tyrod Taylor, they would be wise to draft a quarterback early and pref

Are we sleeping on Phillip Dorsett?

Thursday, 28 July 2016 00:00
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Kenneth Dixon: A fun player to watch who could see carries in 2016

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 00:00
It’s always exhilarating when you draft a player who flew under the radar then watch him take off during the season—giving you bragging rights over all your friends.   Each year, a running back seems to possess that

Can Josh Ferguson have fantasy value in 2016?

Thursday, 23 June 2016 00:00
Franco Harris in 1983, John Henry Johnson in 1962 and John Riggins in 1984. Those three running backs all share one thing in common — they were the only RBs to rush for more than 1,000 yards after turning 33 years old. Fra

Why Devontae Booker is a great late-round flier pick

Monday, 20 June 2016 00:00
Rookie running back Devontae Booker has been one of the more polarizing draft prospects at the position this offseason. But there's good reason to believe he could be fantasy relevant this season and maybe, just maybe, snatch

James Conner: Finish him

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 00:00
Player card Name: James Conner   School: Pittsburgh Height: 6'2     Weight: 240 lbs Class: Junior   Accolades: ACC Player of the Year (2014), led ACC in touchdowns Notable injuries: Sprained MCL (expected to miss

Sleeper desirability rankings for 2015

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 00:00
This is the week. The third week in August, where the majority of you are polishing up your draft strategy for your fantasy football season. Keep in mind, it's not the first two picks that will make or break your fantasy seas

Dynasty prospect: Ezekiel Elliott

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 00:00
The running back position requires an athlete to possess several traits for success. One of the crucial ones is competitive drive. The ability to initiate contact with defenders typically much bigger in size, keep your feet c

Fantasy sleeper: Cody Latimer

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00
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Dynasty Quarterback Rankings Tier 1.0 Jameis Winston QB/Florida State

Friday, 24 April 2015 00:00
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Prospect: RB Michael Dyer

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 00:00
Sometimes the most interesting prospects are those who get lost in the shuffle due to issues off the field. Isaiah Crowell was a good example of that last season with Cleveland. Plus, if you look at the trends of good running

Prospect: RB David Cobb

Friday, 10 April 2015 00:00
Gopher it Gopher it. That's what you should be saying to yourself when you peer into your dynasty draftboard during the later rounds and realize Minnesota product David Cobb is still available. His journey up until this poi

Dynasty Wide Receiver Tier 2.0: Nelson Agholor

Thursday, 26 March 2015 00:00
Player: Nelson Agholor School: University of Southern California Position: Wide Receiver Height: 6'0" Weight: 198 lbs Class: Sr. Position Rank: 6 While I try and watch as much college football as possible, being fro

Dynasty Wide Receiver Tier 2.0: Tyler Lockett

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 00:00
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Dynasty draft running backs tier 2: Jay Ajayi

Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
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Mid-Late Round WR's with Ability to Make Fantasy Impact

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00
With the NFL draft, it’s natural to be drawn to the big names. However, premiere NFL teams are successful finding players with potential to contribute despite not being as highly regarded as other prospects. As an example,

T.J. Yeldon's ability to catch will drive up his fantasy value as a flex guy

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 00:00
One skill we always value when it comes to drafting fantasy potent running backs is the ability to catch the football. Now, you might think a good receiving running back is only valuable in PPR (points per reception leagues)

Dynasty draft TE Rankings tier 1: Maxx Williams

Thursday, 19 February 2015 00:00
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Dynasty Wide Receiver Tier 2.0: Devin Funchess

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:00
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Dynasty Wide Receiver Rankings 1.0: Dorial Green-Beckham

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00
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Dynasty WR Rankings Tier 2.0: Phillip Dorsett

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 00:00
We covered Miami's equally intriguing running back Duke Johnson last week and now want to talk about another Hurricanes fantasy prospects, and that's wide out Philip Dorsett. Standing at 5'10 and weighing 195 lbs, one word c

Dynasty Wide Receiver Rankings 1.0: Amari Cooper

Monday, 08 February 2016 00:00
 Player: Amari Cooper School: University of Alabama Position: WR Height: 6’1” Weight: 202 lbs. Position Rank: 3 Class: Junior   You will be hard pressed to find a more well-rounded receiver in this year's draft

Dynasty RB Rankings Tier 1.0 : Duke Johnson

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00
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Dynasty WR Rankings Tier 1.0: Kevin White

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 00:00
Player: Kevin White School: University of West Virginia Position: WR Height: 6’0” Weight: 210 lbs. Position Rank: 2 Class: Senior Coming into the season West Virginia’s Kevin White was not seen as anything more t

Dynasty WR Rankings Tier 1: DeVante Parker

Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:00
Profile Player: DeVante Parker School: University of Louisville Position: WR Height: 6’3” Weight: 208 lbs. Position Rank: 1 Class: Senior Leading off yet another talented wide receiver class is Louisville wide r

NFL Draft RB Rankings Tier 1: Todd Gurley

Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
      Last year the NFL was blown away by the amount of rookie wide receivers that were able to come in and make an immediate impact for their football team. This year, I expect the 2015 class of running backs to be one of

Week 17 pickups

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:00
I cannot believe that it is already the end of the fantasy football season. Like all fantasy seasons there have been a mix of ups-and-downs, as well as unknown players taking the leap towards fantasy relevance. If you are in

Week 16 pickups: Fantasy Title Edition

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 00:00
For a few lucky fantasy owners, this is the week that we have all been waiting for, Fantasy Super Bowl week. While those with a high seed no doubt saw their dreams of a fantasy championship dashed by the likes of Peyton Manni

Week 15 pickups

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 00:00
1.     Marquess Wilson WR/Chicago Bears It has been a surprisingly inconsistent year for the Chicago offense that has struggled to find a balance between the running game and the passing game. We started talking about Mar

Week 14 pickups

Monday, 01 December 2014 00:00
1.    Kenny Stills WR/New Orleans Saints After rookie Brandin Cooks was placed on injured reserve with a broken thumb, the Saints were in dire need of a receiver to put stress on defenses vertically. Second year wide rec

Week 13 pickups

Monday, 24 November 2014 00:00
LeGarrette Blount RB/New England Patriots (20.1% Owned) After Jonas Gray destroyed the Colts for over 200 yards and four scores, it was only right to assume that the running game would continue to be a consistent contributor

Week 12 pickups

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 00:00
Top Additions 1.    Jonas Gray RB/New England Patriots (8.4% Owned) Raise your hand if you started Patriots running back Jonas Gray this week? Not many? That is what I thought. Well after gashing the Colts on Sunday nigh

Week 11 pickups

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:00
View ELZ's Flickr page here.        C.J. Anderson RB/Denver Broncos (2.8% Owned) All week the talk out of Denver was how second-year running back Montee Ball was getting close to returning from a groin injury that has

Week 10 pickups

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 00:00
Top Additions Mark Sanchez QB/Philadelphia Eagles (0.1% Owned) In my opinion, being released by the New York Jets was the best thing that has happened to Sanchez. After signing with the Eagles this offseason, the forme

Week 9 pickups

Monday, 27 October 2014 00:00
1.    Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims RB/Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9.2 and 0.2% Owned) As the trade deadline approaches, there are rumblings that Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has the potential to be on the trading block.

Week 8 pickups

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:00
1.    Doug Baldwin WR/Seattle Seahawks (19.4% Owned) After trading disgruntled wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets, it was unclear who would become the focal point of the Seahawks' passing game. Although Harvi

Week 7 pickups

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 00:00
Top Additions 1.    Odell Beckham Jr. and Reuben Randle WR/New York Giants (7.8% Owned, 53.6% Owned) It's never a good sign when someone goes down with a non-contact injury. Reports surfaced almost instantly after Cruz w

Week 6 pickups: part II

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 00:00
Top Additions 3.    Eli Manning QB/New York Giants (57% Owned) After posting a dismal 3:4 touchdown to interception ratio in the first two weeks of the season, Manning has looked like a completely different quarterback d

Week 6 pickups

Monday, 06 October 2014 00:00
Another week in fantasy football, and another week of new faces creeping onto the radar. This week saw some top players go down with injuries including Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (groin), Detroit Lions wideout Ca

Week 5 pickups

Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:00
Teddy Bridgewater QB/Minnesota Vikings (33% Owned)  Had it not been for an ankle injury late in Sunday’s game, the 'Te-ddy' chants would still be filling the air near TCF Bank stadium. Bridgewater was surgical in his debu

Prospect: Allen Robinson

Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00
Fresh out of Penn State, drafted in the second round and equipped with a crazy 42-inch vertical leap, a 6'3, 220lb frame that's all juiced up with 4.47 40 speed, Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson has officially lan

Week 4 pickups

Monday, 22 September 2014 00:00
        Teddy Bridgewater, QB/Minnesota Vikings (12% owned) Rookie quarterbacks will highlight two of the top waiver wire additions, as Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgwater will both make their first career NFL starts i

Week 3 pickups: Part II

Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
Injuries, surprise suspensions and poor performances, oh my! The emotions of fantasy football owners have been shoved into a blender and turned on high more times than could ever be expected in 2014, and we're only two and a

Week 3 pickups

Monday, 15 September 2014 00:00
Knile Davis RB/Kansas City Chiefs (Owned 61.2% of Leagues) Week 2 was an interesting week in the NFL, as fantasy owners watched many premier players be held out for various reasons, whether they be personal (Adrian Peterson,

Week 2 pickups: Part II

Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00
What a difference a matchup can make. Fantasy owners surely took a lesson from the Baltimore Ravens' victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night, and that lesson was that a bad defense and the pace of a game can

Week 2 pickups

Monday, 08 September 2014 00:00
 Photo for this article is courtesy of Asim Bharwani of Flickr. You can view his page here. 1.    Allen Hurns WR/Jacksonville Jaguars (3.2% Owned) After four receptions, 110 yards, and two touchdowns, it's safe to say t

Prospect: Isaiah Crowell

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 00:00
Image courtesy of Erik Drost There have been a lot of changes to the Cleveland Browns since last season. A pass-happy team in 2013, there's reason to believe the running game may be creeping its way back into the team's phi

Week 1 pickups

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 00:00
Check out Jerry Ting's Flickr photo page here. Marqise Lee WR/Jacksonville Jaguars (Owned in 11.5% of ESPN Leagues) Lee showed that Blake Bortles is not the only rookie down in Jacksonville that should be getting some atten

Late-round gem: Ahmad Bradshaw

Sunday, 24 August 2014 00:00
Editors's note: Photo for this article was courtesy of Tom Russo on Flickr. You can find his photo page here. When it comes to drafting fantasy running backs, you look for several key things to indicate a players’ potentia

Prospect: Andre Williams

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00
Injuries are an unfortunate occurrence, but one man’s loss is often another man’s gain. In fantasy football, thinking one step ahead of injuries is key to bolstering your lineup and weekly point totals.

Prospect: James White

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 20:00
Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen have proven to be fantasy assets since entering the league together in 2011, but by this time next year, the Patriots running back you’ll want to own will be James White.

Prospect: Devonta Freeman

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 20:00
Over the last few years, the Atlanta Falcons have featured one of the most pass happy offenses in the NFL. It’s easy to see why offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter would abandon the run, with quarterback Matt Ryan, and wide

Prospect: Jordan Matthews

Sunday, 03 August 2014 20:00
You know when the stumble across a really good 2Pac video on YouTube. At first, you’re hypnotized by its greatness, and then you scroll down to read the comments section in hopes of finding somebody who agrees with your pre

Prospect: Terrance West

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 20:00
While at Towson University, Terrance West made a name for himself as one of the premier running backs in college football. West produced at an elite level for the Tigers, rushing for over 4,800 yards and 84 touchdowns. Now th

Fantasy Prospect: Teddy Bridgewater

Monday, 07 July 2014 20:00
The Vikings drafted quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with the 32nd overall pick in the 2014 in hopes that they found their quarterback of the future. For a team that has had 11 starting quarterbacks since 2007, the selection of

Preseason Waiver Wire: Marshawn Lynch's handcuff and three other RBs to keep an eye on

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 20:00
Who says the waiver wire magic only starts after Week 1? Here are three running backs who may end up on your league's waiver wire after your draft and who might be worth picking up before the season begins.

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