Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Jan 2015, 10:31am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Conference Championship Fantasy Matchups

We make our picks for salary-cap leagues for Championship Sunday. The Patriots offer many favorable matchups, but find out why this should be Tom Brady's week to shine instead of another monster rushing performance against the Colts. Marshawn Lynch should be on every lineup this week, and we look at the best tight end not named Rob Gronkowski.

» More...

0 comments

07 Jan 2015, 05:49am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Divisional Round Fantasy Matchups

Is Aaron Rodgers the most valuable quarterback this weekend given the Dallas pass defense is the only remaining unit not ranked in the top 15? Can you afford to start any running backs besides the four studs playing below-average run defenses? Is Emmanuel Sanders a better investment than Demaryius Thomas and T.Y. Hilton? Can we trust Julius Thomas to regain his dominant form, or is the pricey Rob Gronkowski the safest bet for tight end dominance? We answer these questions and rank our picks for salary-cap leagues for divisional weekend.

» More...

0 comments

31 Dec 2014, 12:26pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Wild Card Fantasy Matchups

If you could only pick one this week: Dez Bryant or Calvin Johnson? Is Ryan Lindley a bargain to load up on the wide receivers, or is he destined for single-digit points? Is DeMarco Murray too expensive against the best run defense now that Ndamukong Suh is allowed to play? Should we even bother looking at any Pittsburgh running back this week? We answer these questions and more to help set up your rosters for salary-cap leagues for this Wild Card weekend.

» More...

0 comments

24 Dec 2014, 03:14am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 17 Fantasy Matchups

This is probably the week to avoid fantasy players from the Patriots and Colts with those teams locked into their playoff seed. Some of our favorite Week 17 matchups for salary-cap leagues include Cam Newton, Teddy Bridgewater, Justin Forsett and Terrance Williams.

» More...

0 comments

16 Dec 2014, 08:54pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 16 Fantasy Matchups

Some of our favorite Week 16 matchups for salary-cap leagues include Matthew Stafford, C.J. Anderson, Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce. I also think Alex Smith will actually throw a touchdown to a wide receiver (Dwayne Bowe) while Kyle Orton will help Charles Woodson get his 60th career interception. A high-priced stack of Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson in Tampa Bay is something you'll want to do as well.

» More...

0 comments

10 Dec 2014, 11:21am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 15 Fantasy Matchups

Some of our favorite Week 15 matchups for salary-cap leagues include Matt Ryan, Isaiah Crowell, Odell Beckham, Martellus Bennett and just about anyone in the Steelers-Falcons game.

» More...

0 comments

03 Dec 2014, 06:28am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 14 Fantasy Matchups

Some of our favorite fantasy matchups for Week 14 salary-cap leagues include Tony Romo, Rashad Jennings, Eddie Royal and Robert Woods. We also looked at the average variance in weekly DVOA for the last 10 years.

» More...

0 comments

26 Nov 2014, 11:36am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 13 Fantasy Matchups

The bye weeks are finally over. Some of our favorite Week 13 matchups for salary-cap leagues include Ben Roethlisberger, Andre Ellington, Rashad Jennings and Reggie Wayne. If you're looking for a Thanksgiving sleeper, consider Jordan Matthews against Dallas.

» More...

0 comments

20 Nov 2014, 11:19am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 12 Fantasy Matchups

Jonas Gray is the latest fantasy flavor of the week, but a star was not born on Sunday night. A bad defense was exposed by a smart coach taking advantage of his bye week. Some of our favorite Week 12 fantasy matchups for salary-cap leagues include Drew Brees, Jay Cutler, Justin Forsett and Larry Donnell. You should also consider taking a chance on Josh Gordon in his return against the 32nd-ranked Atlanta pass defense.

» More...

0 comments

12 Nov 2014, 03:28am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 11 Fantasy Matchups

Some of our favorite Week 11 fantasy options for salary-cap leagues include Robert Griffin, Mark Ingram, Martavis Bryant, Mychal Rivera and Ahmad Bradshaw. Mark Sanchez may be a name to consider in the future, but don't trust him against the Packers this week. The Carolina Panthers even made Andy Dalton look great.

» More...

0 comments