Five Things We Have learned in Fantasy Week One

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After seven months in the wilderness the NFL is back, and week one didn’t disappoint. After a bit of rustiness in the first game on Thursday night between the Packers and Bears, the Sunday slate of games gave us a more optimism of for fantasy players. Below are five lessons we have learnt from week one. Remember this only week one and by the time week two is in the books then all this could be irrelevant. 1.  Start Everyone Against Miami It was safe to say we wasn’t expecting the Miami Dolphins to set the league alight but was …

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NOTES FROM PRE-SEASON: WEEK 3

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1. Luck Retirement Has Profound Impact on Fantasy Landscape Stunned doesn’t come close to describing the feeling most football fans felt on Saturday as news that Colts’ Quarterback Andrew Luck was calling time on his short-lived NFL career seeped out. Years of pain and injury took its toll on Luck and thus the league will lose one of it’s best and most enjoyable players. The impact on the Colts is even more profound. Whilst it’s impossible to defend the behaviour of the fans who booed Luck as he left Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, any fan can surely appreciate the …

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NOTES FROM PRE-SEASON: WEEK 2

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1. Jimmy Garoppolo is a long way from 2017 When Jimmy Garoppolo went 5-0 to close the 2017 season he seemed to have the world at his feet. A 67% passer rating and a full preseason of hype had him ready to leap into the top tier of Quarterbacks in 2018. That meteoric rise was cut short by a devastating ACL tear in the week 3. The 27-year-old signal caller returned to action this week and it’s fair to say his performance will have caused major concern in Bay Area. 1 of 6 for -1 yard and a 0.0% passer …

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PAC 12 – Three 2020 Devy Prospects

Justin Herbert – QB, Oregon At 6’6, 234 pounds, Justin Herbert clearly passes the eye test for a quarterback prospect, and his tape undoubtedly matches his physical traits. With the combination of his cannon arm and flashes of three-level accuracy, Herbert is a lock to be a top 10 pick after throwing for 3,151 yards and 29 TDs in 2018. Herbert came back to the Ducks for a reason: He needs to improve his accuracy on deep throws. Still, with his big arm and surprisingly quick feet, Herbert is the most polished QB in the States. Laviska Shenault Jr. – WR, …

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Notes from Pre-season: Week 1

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If you’ve ever wondered what the “Game in 40” option on Gamepass is for, then preseason week 1 will surely have answered your question. 16 games across Thursday, Friday and Saturday with little indication where you are going to find any watchable football let alone fantasy relevant information. Now the good news. Having worked my way through the full set of games so you don’t have to, here are a few notes from week 1. I do, however, offer them with an enormous caveat – you can tell almost nothing from the first week of preseason so the only advice …

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Aaron Jones

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German philosopher Friedrich Hagel is credited with the somewhat cynical quote “the only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history”. It’s a sentiment that rears its head in the fantasy football world at this time of year as owners everywhere try to find some form of advantage heading into the new season. The fantasy world is increasingly fragmenting, and approaches and opinions differ widely. Some owners build their strategy on data and projections, some use tape and the “eye-test” and others overlay a significant heap of gut-feeling and, believe it or not, wishful thinking. None …

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Beware the hype of training camp

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After what has felt like an absolute age since the draft, never mind the end of actual football being played, we are now finally on the countdown to the new season. Training camps have started across the league and this is the time of year when any bit of news can create all sorts of havoc to player’s rankings for Fantasy Football. So let me tell you now….beware! Let me highlight some of the classic headlines you see at this time of year and what they really mean: Player X starts training camp on the PUP list Oh no! Deandre …

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Dynasty Fantasy Football For Beginners

This is where the big boys play! What are dynasty leagues? Dynasty leagues are leagues that require commitment over multiple years. After the initial startup draft, players will remain on the same roster from one season to the next unless traded or released. After the first initial season, another draft is held, this is for rookies only, meaning respective owners must be in tune with NFL draft prospects from college (Hardcore). I liken the experience of being a dynasty owner,to as realistic an experience of managing an NFL Franchise as an amateur is likely to do. Tips Now we’ve nailed …

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Devy Prospects: Travis Etienne

College: Clemson University Position: Running Back Height: 5’ 10” Weight: 200lbs “Don’t worry, NEXT years running back class is stacked” is a sentiment most dynasty & devy players have gotten used to over the years. The promise of jam tomorrow is about as familiar a refrain as you hear in dynasty fantasy football. Often by the time November has rolled around half the prospects have disappeared off the radar, and another quarter have dropped way down draft boards; that’s before you even consider that at least 1 or 2 of the top prospects will suffer an injury significant enough to …

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Is the Air Raid About to the Take The NFL By Storm?

Offensive masterminds are all the rage in NFL coaching circles. During the offseason, coaching searches largely focused almost exclusively on finding the “next Sean McVay”; so much so that the standard joke became that anyone who’d met the Rams Head Coach was automatically added to every team’s shortlist. The most extreme outcome of this approach seemed to take place in Arizona where the team dumped Steve Wilks after only one season and went about a complete 180-degree turnaround in organisational direction. The Cardinals search ended with the appointment of former Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury, a move, that on …

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