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19 Sep 2012, 04:54pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 3 Fantasy Matchups

A follow-up on last week's look at surprising early-season defenses, and applying the old FO finding that No. 1 cornerbacks don't get "matched up" on No. 1 wide receivers. Also, with Detroit's defense coming to town, it's make-or-break week for Chris Johnson's fantasy roster spot.

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12 Sep 2012, 03:31pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 2 Fantasy Matchups

In this week's installment, we look at a few expectation-defying Week 1 defensive performances that might change how to play fantasy matchups in the coming weeks. Also, we detail several players likely to come back to Earth in Week 2, along with several others poised for a rebound after disappointing in Week 1.

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05 Sep 2012, 11:59pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 1 Fantasy Matchups

Is it smart to sit a high draft pick in Week 1 based on limited information about the strength of the opposing defense? Our weekly fantasy article on ESPN Insider returns for 2012 with a look back at whether or not it was useful to play matchups in Week 1 last year.

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29 Dec 2011, 05:56pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 17 Fantasy Matchups

After adjusting for year-to-date averages and strength of Week 17 opponent, do quarterbacks on teams with something to play for play better than those who don't? The answer's somewhat nuanced, but it will probably surprise you.

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21 Dec 2011, 03:39pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 16 Fantasy Matchups

It's crunch time in fantasy football, so this week's column has no frills; just the cold steel of matchup recommendations. In total, we discuss 22 players: good ones with bad matchups, bad ones with good matchups, and everything in between.

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14 Dec 2011, 05:31pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 15 Fantasy Matchups

For inquiring minds, a look at why our plus-minus tables always have so many quarterbacks in them. Also, advice about running back handcuffs, bad quarterbacks with great matchups, and great quarterbacks with bad matchups.

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07 Dec 2011, 02:00pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 14 Fantasy Matchups

For many, it's fantasy postseason time, so I take one last look at DVOA-based strengths of schedule. Elsewhere, after 13 weeks, I finally get to selfishly feature 49ers in the player capsules.

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30 Nov 2011, 04:34pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 13 Fantasy Matchups

In this week's column, we look at DVOA-based schedule strengths for tight ends during the fantasy playoffs. We also, of course, highlight several player matchups: Bucs, Patriots, and Titans owners, rejoice!

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23 Nov 2011, 03:41pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 12 Fantasy Matchups

We once again provide DVOA-based fantasy strengths of schedule; this time in the context of pass defense efficiency against various types of wide receivers. After that, we plate out a Thanksgiving-sized helping of matchup recommendations.

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16 Nov 2011, 01:55pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 11 Fantasy Matchups

We know that the score line affects how much teams run the ball. Do you want to know which fantasy backs are most and least affected by that phenomenon? In this week's fantasy column, we detail running back usage rates by score gap; and, of course, the player matchups to watch.

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