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Stat of the Day: Devonta Freeman vs. Tevin Coleman

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

While the overall numbers appear to be close, the production for Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman, when Freeman receives at least 9 carries (nine games this season) shows a completely different story:

Player
Touches
Yards
TD
Devonta Freeman1467305
Tevin Coleman905633

In those nine games Coleman has gotten more than 9 carries once and hasn’t had more receptions (20 for Freeman vs. 19 for Coleman).  Over the course of the season the numbers look close, but that’s solely due to Coleman performing well while Freeman was on the sidelines. Read more

Week 14 Rankings (2017): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

The time is now for many as the fantasy playoffs kick off.  It’s an interesting week as well, with a few of the top quarterbacks drawing difficult matchups (though that doesn’t mean we could imagine sitting them down).  That’s not to say that all of the matchups are concerning, as there are some quarterbacks who appear to be heating up and walking into favorable matchups.  Throw in the “names”, who are never easy to value, and there are many landmines to maneuver through.  Let’s take a look at who we should be trusting:

  1. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – at Miami
  2. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – at Jacksonville
  3. Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles – at Los Angeles Rams
  4. Alex Smith – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Oakland
  5. Josh McCown – New York Jets – at Denver
  6. Philip Rivers – Los Angeles Chargers – vs. Washington
  7. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – vs. New Orleans Read more

10 Lessons Learned From Week 13: Kareem Hunt’s Outlook , Josh Gordon’s Return & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

After another Sunday of NFL football it’s hard not to walk away with more questions than answers.  As always it was yet another tough week, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t able to come able learning some valuable lessons.  Let’s take a look at 10 things we learned from Week 13:

 

1) That Theo Riddick is never going to carry the load for Detroit…
With Ameer Abdullah out this was Riddick’s shot, but instead it was undrafted rookie Tion Green that led the backfield in carries:

  • Tion Green – 11 carries for 51 yards and 1 TD
  • Theo Riddick – 9 carries for 21 yards and 1 TD Read more

Sunday Morning Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Antonio Brown, Kenyan Drake, Aaron Jones & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Just hours before the start of Week 13 I know many people have questions running through their heads. Who should I start? Who should I sit?  Let’s take a look at how some of the recent news changes things:

 

Aaron Jones – Green Bay Packers – Running Back
After missing two weeks Jones appears set to return.    However he returns to a different situation, as Jamaal Williams has stepped up in his absence:

  • vs. Baltimore – 96 total yards
  • at Pittsburgh – 135 total yards, 2 TD

Over the past three weeks, when Jones has gotten 18+ carries per game, he’s averaged a mere 3.2 yards per carry.  Jones was averaging a robust 5.3 yards per carry prior to getting hurt, and you would think he’d step back into the early down worth with Williams augmenting him and operating as the primary pass catcher.  Don’t be so fast to make that assumption, though.  According to Adam Schefter (via Twitter): Read more

Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2017): Week 13: Drew Brees, Dion Lewis, Marquise Goodwin & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Trying to decide who you should start or sit this week? Let’s take a look at a few potential decisions owners have and try to sort through them:

 

Quarterback
Start – Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Cincinnati

Roethlisberger certainly wasn’t playing like a superstar early in the season, though he’s started to light things up in recent weeks.  Here’s just a few of his recent numbers:

  • 4 TD in back-to-back games
  • 2+ TD in four of his past five
  • 299+ yards in three of his past four Read more

Week 13 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Kickers

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

No one wants to let a kicker ruin their season, do they?  With every decision looming large as the fantasy playoffs grow near, it would be easy to overlook the position and instead focus on your wide receivers or running backs or quarterbacks.  That could prove costly, though, so let’s take a look at the potential options for Week 13:

  1. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Buffalo
  2. Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – vs. Carolina
  3. Greg Zuerlein – Los Angeles Rams – at Arizona
  4. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Minnesota
  5. Matt Prater – Detroit Lions – at Baltimore
  6. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Detroit
  7. Graham Gano – Carolina Panthers – at New Orleans Read more

Thursday Night Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 13: Dak Prescott, Josh Doctson, Alfred Morris & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Thursday games are often tricky as it is, because there isn’t necessarily a reason to take any undue risks with questionable options (which could set you back and spoil your week).  Who are the borderline players that should be in lineups?  Who should be sat down?  Let’s take a look at the skill players taking the field tonight and try to answer those questions:

 

Washington Redskins

Must Start:

  • Kirk Cousins – Quarterback – Over the past two weeks the Dallas Cowboys have allowed 602 passing yards (third most in the league), 5 TD and 0 INT against opposing quarterbacks (Carson Wentz & Philip Rivers).  With Cousins himself playing well, he’s a Top 5 option this week. Read more

Week 13 Rankings (2017): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

There’s a little bit more dependability emerging from the tight end position…  Yea right!  While there may be players we are relatively comfortable with, there appear to be some bitter disappointments each and every week (Vernon Davis last week against the Giants, perhaps?!).  Who can we trust?  Who should we avoid?  Let’s try to figure it out:

  1. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – at New York Jets
  2. Zack Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – at Seattle
  3. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at Buffalo
  4. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans – vs. Houston
  5. Jimmy Graham – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Philadelphia
  6. Evan Engram – New York Giants – at Oakland Read more

Week 13 Rankings (2017): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

With Thanksgiving in our rearview mirror, the march towards the fantasy playoffs is well underway.  Unfortunately there are many questionable situations throughout the league, some due to injury and some due to simple poor play.  Which quarterbacks are the ones to trust with our seasons on the line?  Let’s take a look at how the rankings stack up for Week 13:

  1. Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles – at Seattle
  2. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Philadelphia
  3. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – at Buffalo
  4. Kirk Cousins – Washington Redskins – at Dallas
  5. Phillip Rivers – San Diego Chargers – vs. Cleveland
  6. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers – at New Orleans
  7. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Cincinnati
  8. Jared Goff – Los Angeles Rams – at Arizona Read more

10 Lessons Learned From Week 12: DeMarco Murray Unusable?, Joe Mixon’s Breakout? & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

After another Sunday of NFL football it’s hard not to walk away with more questions than answers.  As always it was yet another tough week, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t able to come able learning some valuable lessons.  Let’s take a look at 10 things we learned from Week 12:

 

1) The Marlon Mack breakout may never come…
We’ve been waiting for the Colts to transition away from the veteran Frank Gore, but at this point we have to wonder if it will ever actually happen. For proof, here’s the Week 12 breakdown:

  • Frank Gore – 17 carries for 62 yards and 1 TD
  • Marlon Mack – 4 carries for 11 yards Read more