05 Sep 2012, 11:59pm by Danny Tuccitto
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.
29 Dec 2011, 05:56pm by Danny Tuccitto
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.
21 Dec 2011, 03:39pm by Danny Tuccitto
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
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.
07 Dec 2011, 02:00pm by Danny Tuccitto
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
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
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.
16 Nov 2011, 01:55pm by Danny Tuccitto
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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10 Nov 2011, 03:20pm by Danny Tuccitto
In this week's fantasy column, we revisit DVOA-based fantasy strength of schedule -- this time for the playoff run. Elsewhere, it's official: if Chris Johnson doesn't do well this week, just cut him outright.
03 Nov 2011, 03:53pm by Danny Tuccitto
In this week's fantasy matchups column, we separate air yards from YAC, and identify the league-leading wide receivers in each stat on a per-reception basis. Elsewhere, we're bullish on Falcons and bearish on Steelers.
8 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2011, 10:09am by Shawn