If your FanDuel lineups from week 2 avoided major injuries at the running back position, you had a great chance of cashing in. By chance, if you rostered one of Adrian Peterson, Doug Martin, Jonathon Stewart, Danny Woodhead or Arian Foster you were out of luck and your line-up most certainly suffered. The war of attrition that is the NFL season certainly took its toll on season long and DFS players alike, but this rash of injuries provides great value at the running back position heading into week 3. Players like Charles Sims, Jay Ajayi and Melvin Gordon all stand to benefit from increased workloads.
Also note, a big change has taken place place to the main slate of games this week as FanDuel has moved their main slate of games to just Sunday games moving forward, similar to DraftKings. You can find the full press release here. Unfortunately for this week, we won’t be able to play the Falcons at Saints game for this main slate, which would have provided tons of fantasy goodness, but alas, there are other match-ups to exploit and players to target for both cash games and GPPs.
Week 2 was devastating for a lot of fantasy teams. The sheer volume of running back injuries is enough to make owners go crazy. Everyone and their mother has seen the endless articles about Jerick McKinnon vs. Matt Asiata or how Dwayne Washington can help you out this year. The purpose of this article isn’t to tell you who to grab on the waivers. The purpose of this article is to help you stay ahead of the curve and grab guys going into the weekend before they breakout or while they’re heading into a stretch where they can take advantage of their volume and be productive. The highest ownership on the list this week is 46.1% so you have a decent shot at grabbing these guys on waiver in many leagues. Continue reading Sunday Stash: Week 3 Edition→
Yikes that was a brutal Week 2 for running backs…and their fantasy owners. Among the backs going down with an injury were Doug Martin, Danny Woodhead, Adrian Peterson, Jonathan Stewart, Ameer Abdullah and Arian Foster. Injuries are never a good thing, but they do create opportunities for other players to take more of a role in a team’s offense. And this of course, creates opportunities for fantasy owners to find the next diamond in the rough and replenish their rosters. Let’s take a look at some of the fantasy relevant injuries, who can look to benefit, and what to expect moving forward.
In this episode, Steve, Doug and Stephen are joined by Brian Grow of Dynasty Nerds to talk about the fallout from the injury plagued week 2 in the NFL. They also discuss some early season dynasty risers and fallers and give their Thursday Night Football preview for the Texans at Patriots. Check out this episode!
Every year the landscape of the NFL tends to change. Teams make the necessary moves to improve year-to-year, yet somehow, for certain players, history tends to repeat itself. No matter the changes, certain players tend to dominate against certain teams each year. Historical trends could be the crystal ball that helps project as accurately as possible match-up to match-up. This article identifies players that historically dominate against their opponent that you can take advantage of to win your week 3 match-up. Continue reading Week 3 History Lesson: 4 Players with Historical Success→
In week 2, the fantasy football gods laid the injury smackdown on our candy asses, from AP with a torn meniscus to Danny Woodhead and an ACL injury causing you to have to make major changes to your team. However, on a positive note, it was also a week where RAW talent shined through and helped guide you to the future, and the future is now. So let’s take a look at who is available in fantasy football leagues that you should add to your team. Because when it comes to the waiver wire, it’s all about the game and how you play it. Continue reading Waiver Wire Week 3: WWE Edition→
With two weeks of NFL action in the books, we are able to paint a much clearer picture of what to expect from the players we drafted. Sometimes, this isn’t the case. Occasionally, the statistics over two weeks of action don’t tell the whole story. This allows the for the opportunity to “buy low” on players that might be under-performing expectations. It also gives you a chance to sell players that seem to have hit their peak value for the season. If you’re really bold, you can flip a player that is over-performing for one that is under-performing.
Obviously this strategy carries an inherent risk. You’re trading a player that producing for one that isn’t. If your hunch is wrong, or you haven’t done the research, you could end up making a mistake that will sabotage your fantasy season. On the other hand, you could be making a trade that will take you to the championship.
Going into the 2016 season, Dennis Pitta was an afterthought to many in the fantasy community. Over the past three seasons, Pitta only played in 7 games combined after suffering two major hip injuries. In 2013, he dislocated and fractured his hip in training camp, but was able to make it back for the last few games of that season. In 2014, he fell victim to the same injury where he missed the remaining 14 games and all of 2015. One major hip injury is difficult to come back from, but Pitta has battled through two, as he wants to continue to play the game he loves. Now, in 2016, Pitta is back after a full year lay off. In Week 1, Pitta caught 3 passes for 39 yards on 4 targets. That may not seem like much, but Pitta finished the game unscathed. For a tight end coming off two major hip injuries, Pitta looked like a player who is poised to contribute for the entire season.
Historically, the New York Football Jets have been home to some of the NFL’s premier offensive players. From the good ol’ days of Broadway Joe and Don Maynard, to more modern studs like Keyshawn Johnson and Curtis Martin, the J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets are at no shortage of offensive playmakers who can claim a spot in Canton. However, the last decade or so hasn’t been so kind to Gang Green offensively under the direction of guys like Sanchez and Ryan. But that has changed recently with the addition of fantasy assets like Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Matt Forte. Through two games this season, the Jets offense has looked pretty solid thanks to the help of said fantasy studs, but another name may be on the rise to fantasy prominence in the form of lesser known Jets receiver, Quincy Enunwa.