Longtime readers know I consider average draft position a critical weapon in our fantasy draft arsenal. ADP tells us who’s being picked where, and from that we can discern how other players and the entire industry is thinking. This allows us when we should target our sleepers and figure out when that big-name actually becomes too […]
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Readers returning from previous years probably remember receiver matchups being posted. This is the first one for this season. I use Football Outsiders’ Defense vs. Receiver types chart to determine these rankings. As suggested on that post, I use the yards allowed to the position as opposed to the DVOA ranking.
In the regular season, the matchups highlighted here included only the top 10 and bottom 10 matchups in the league. Now that we have narrowed the field down to only the best teams the matchups are a lot less clear. There’s only one good matchup at a lot of positions. Last week, I limited these […]
These intros have been getting shorter and less interesting. I wonder if any of you read them or if you just go straight to the lists anyway. If you read this intro and don’t skip right to the list, tell us your favorite Star Wars character in the comments.
Some of these projections are a little too close to chalk to call them boom or bust. Sure, Andre Holmes is in the top 10. So is Golden Tate, but there’s a lot more of the top players near the top of this list than we’re accustomed to.
After last week’s performance I’m not sure what to make of the projections putting Golden Tate fourth among PPR wide receivers. It’s a terrific matchup. Onlly Houston allows more yards per game to opposing No. 1 wide receivers.
The projections pushed both Andre Holmes and James Jones into the top-6 this week. The Cardinals are giving up 309 yards passing per game and Derek Carr appears to be up to the task, throwing for more than 280 yards and four TDs last week against a Chargers defense that has been stout all year.