SCOTT SPRATT got into analytics through his baseball work for Sports Info Solutions and writing for ESPN and FanGraphs, but he loves football analytics because of the intricacies of the sport. He is a Sloan Analytics Research Paper Competition and Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner and was a 2018 finalist for FSWA Football Writer of the Year for his writing for Pro Football Focus. He is an elusive native Charlottean and has the Jimmy Clausen-given scars to prove it.
Does Stefon Diggs' departure to Buffalo automatically make Minnesota's Justin Jefferson this year's top rookie wideout in fantasy football? Scott Spratt goes case-by-case to see which freshman is likely to have the best year in 2020.
16 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2020, 10:57am by Scott Spratt
New England's Stephon Gilmore and Buffalo's Tre'Davious White were the driving forces behind their teams' defensive success in 2019, but no shutdown corner can cover every receiver on the field. Scott Spratt explores the fantasy impact of dominant cornerbacks and how some matchups are better than others.
4 comments, Last at 24 Aug 2020, 01:54pm by Scott Spratt
Green Bay's Aaron Jones burned Carolina for 93 yards and three touchdowns on only 13 carries in Week 10 last season, one of many running backs to have big fantasy performances against the Panthers. Scott Spratt explains how a better offense in Carolina this fall might lead to fewer standout games by opposing runners.
12 comments, Last at 21 Aug 2020, 05:21pm by ImNewAroundTheseParts
Our list of players we expect to outperform their average position in fantasy drafts includes Joe Mixon of the Cincinnati Bengals, Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys, and Keenan Allen of the Los Angeles Chargers.
3 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2020, 05:29pm by Scott Spratt
Brandin Cooks and T.Y. Hilton seem to be as inconsistent from one year to the next as they can be from one game to the next. But the deep passing tendencies of their quarterbacks in their careers offer a different explanation and one that would bode well for their chances to rebound in 2020.