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.
Scott Spratt details his favorite and least favorite DFS matchups for the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. That former group is highlighted by Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Jones, Deebo Samuel, and Travis Kelce while the latter includes Russell Wilson, Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown, and Kyle Rudolph. (Click for audio link.)
The Giants have hired Joe Judge to be their new head coach. Judge has been with the Patriots since 2012, was promoted to special teams coordinator in 2015 and then wide receivers coach in 2019. The 38-year-old Judge could gain some veteran experience on his staff with the Giants also asking to
The Carolina Panthers have hired Matt Rhule to be their new Head Coach. Rhule has a legacy of turning around struggling college programs, feat he accomplished at both Temple and Baylor over the last decade. The 44-year-old Rhule is also known as a forward-thinker who embraces analytics, a trait
With a pair of home games for a pair of future Hall of Fame quarterbacks, wild-card weekend was at risk for blowouts and chalk finishes. Instead, all four games were competitive deep into their fourth quarters, and all four road teams had a chance to win.
8 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2020, 01:30pm by TheIdealGrassLaw
The playoffs provide fewer opportunities to play the best matchups in your daily lineups, but doing so remains important this weekend with the bulk of the starting quarterbacks showing marked career home/road splits and with a potential for bad weather in both Philadelphia in Boston.
Scott Spratt previews the best and worst fantasy player matchups for Wild Card weekend. That former group includes Tom Brady, Alvin Kamara, Cole Beasley, and Dallas Goedert while the latter includes Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown and DK Metcalf. (Click for audio link.)
The NFL stacked the on-paper excitement of Week 17 toward the end of the day, and the 49ers and Seahawks delivered a classic that did not settle the NFC West of the No. 1 seed in the NFC until its final play.
4 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2020, 01:40pm by Scott Spratt
Scott Spratt previews the Week 17 games, identifying his favorite and least favorite matchup and DFS plays including Tom Brady, Alvin Kamara, Breshad Perriman, and Tyler Higbee with good matchups and Drew Brees, DeVante Parker, and Darren Waller with bad matchups. (Click for audio link.)
The fantasy season ended last week for the majority of season-long players, but DFS has extended the utility of matchups information for the rest of the NFL season and playoffs, and I’m extending my start and sit advice in step.
3 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2019, 10:13am by Scott Spratt