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Monday, September 29, 2014

TOP 20 IDP PERFORMERS

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We are one game away from finishing week four in the NFL. So how are your IDP players looking so far. We've seen many of the to LBs go down with injuries early in 2014, but some of the major contributors continue to perform. Here is a list of the top 20 IDP performers up to now.







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Rank Name Total Points Avg WK1 WK2 WK3 WK4
1 David, Lavonte TBB LB 55.0 13.8 12.5 9.0 15.0 18.5
2 Kuechly, Luke CAR LB 49.5 12.4 17.0 9.0 12.0 11.5
3 Watt, J.J. HOU DE 48.6 12.2 15.5 6.6 13.0 13.5
4 Levy, DeAndre DET LB 47.0 11.8 16.5 6.5 15.0 9.0
5 Jenkins, Jelani MIA LB 43.5 10.9 5.5 13.0 22.0 3.0
6 Davis, Demario NYJ LB 41.5 10.4 3.0 14.5 15.0 9.0
7 Jackson, D'Qwell IND LB 40.0 10.0 4.0 6.5 16.0 13.5
8 Fuller, Kyle CHI CB (R) 39.5 9.9 5.5 14.0 17.5 2.5
9 Smith, Harrison MIN S 39.5 9.9 16.5 7.5 6.0 9.5
10 Cason, Antoine CAR CB 39.0 9.8 14.0 17.5 6.0 1.5
11 Carter, Bruce DAL LB 38.5 9.6 10.5 1.0 20.5 6.5
12 Joseph, Johnathan HOU CB 38.0 9.5 11.0 10.5 8.0 8.5
13 Young, Willie CHI DE 37.5 9.4 9.5 13.0 7.0 8.0
14 Jenkins, Malcolm PHI S 37.0 9.3 4.0 8.5 8.0 16.5
15 Kerrigan, Ryan WAS LB 37.0 9.3 5.5 23.0 1.0 7.5
16 Marshall, Brandon DEN LB 37.0 12.3 13.0 15.5 8.5 B
17 Lewis, Kendrick HOU S 36.5 9.1 7.5 8.0 14.5 6.5
18 Mosley, C.J. BAL LB (R) 36.5 9.1 7.0 10.5 6.5 12.5
19 Worrilow, Paul ATL LB 36.5 9.1 11.0 10.0 8.5 7.0
20 Posluszny, Paul JAC LB 36.0 9.0 11.5 5.5 9.0 10.0

Friday, September 26, 2014

BLAST FROM THE PAST - WEEK 4 - Running Back Changes


Everyone who has played fantasy football for a few years, knows how quickly the league changes. Players picked 1st overall become bums overnight, while 6th round rookies lead the league in rushing.  No position is more susceptible to changes than the running back position, which is why finding solid RBs is so difficult.  If you find a workhorse who produces for a full season or two, you're usually in a great position to win your league.

Fantasy Football Evil Empire took a look at the top 25 running backs from week 4, 2013, and found an interesting discovery. Of those top 25, 15 of them have had a major change compared to last year, either changing teams, getting demoted, being injured, or just struggling. As the graphic below depicts, any Sunday can be a life changer for running backs in the NFL. Dynasty league owners, when planning your 2015 and beyond, expect a ton of change from year to year as there are no guarantees in the NFL.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WEEK 4 - Rankings / Projections


Week four starts tomorrow with the Giants and the Redskins on Thursday Night Football. After a brutal week from most of the NFL superstars, we see some major bounce back performances for some of big names.  Take a look at our Rankings and Projections for week4.

Quarterbacks:  We have Aaron Rodgers bouncing back in a big way against a depleted Bears secondary. Matt Ryan stays hot against the Vikings. Cousins takes a step back after a big game against Phili, and Bridgewater struggles in his first NFL start.


Running Backs:  We have L.Bell leading all RBs at home against Tampa Bay. McCoy, Lacy and Forte bounce back for nice games. Reggie Bush and Steven Jackson regress from last week's nice numbers.


Wide Receivers:  Megatron continues to cruise.  Marshall and Jeffrey feel good against Green Bay. Wayne and Colston still don't get into the end zone.


Tight Ends:  Vernon Davis is back in a big way vs. the Eagles, Walker continues his scoring ways, and Owen Daniels takes over well for Pitta.


The best chances for big games at Kicker and DST come from NE, IND, PIT, SD, and ATL with easier matchups.


Monday, September 22, 2014

WEEK 3 - STAR STUDDED DUDS


Well, week three is nearly in the books folks and we're pretty sure most of you are sitting there wondering where all the studs have gone. If you drafted well and played the right guys for the first two weeks of the NFL season, you likely felt pretty good going into week three. Unfortunately, week three buzz-sawed many of the top players in the game.  In fact, if you look at the overall ADP of the standard redraft leagues prior to this season, you'll notice that not a single first round pick was a "STUD" this week, and of the top 32 picks, 18 (56%) were either "OUT" or "DUDS".



Additionally, take a look at the 20 "BIG NAMES" that were expected to have good games, only to be held to fewer than 9 fantasy points (standard scoring).  Hopefully you played against these big name players and didn't have them in your lineup.


So, it was a lousy week three for most fantasy football studs. Let's lick our wounds and get back out there for week four.  In general, we're predicting a nice bounce back week for many of the big names (specifically the Saints, Packers, 49ers, and Lions players), but just remember, there are no sure things in the NFL and in fantasy football.



Friday, September 19, 2014

BLAST FROM THE PAST - WEEK 3 - Defenses and Special Teams


Week three of the 2014 season is off to a thrilling start (NOT), with the Atlanta Falcons thrashing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14.  The blowout was a total team effort from the Falcons, who scored touchdowns on three Matt Ryan passes, a Steven Jackson run, a Devin Hester reverse, a Devin Hester punt return, and a Kemal Ishmael interception return.  In fact, the Atlanta D/ST blew up in terms of fantasy production this week, scoring 26 points, including 5 total turnovers. Fantasy Football Evil Empire decided to take a look back at defensive and special teams' production from week 3 of 2013 and found it to be an extremely strong week.  Twelve teams scored in double digits in that week, lead by the Bears and Ravens who scored two TDs each, and by the Carolina Panthers who pitched a shutout against the New York Giants.  Other defenses including the Kansas City Chiefs, the Green Bay Packers, and the Cincinnati Bengals scored touchdowns along with the Dallas Cowboys, the New Orleans Saints, and the Indianapolis Colts holding their opponents under eight points.

Based off of the schedule this week, we could see similar results for some current D/STs since there are plenty of lopsided matchups. According to the odds makers,  the Eagles, Bengals, Colts, Patriots, Ravens, and Saints are all 7 point or more favorites, which usually means good things for their respective defenses and special teams. If you have one of those defenses, we expect you to be happy by the end of week three.

Results from the 2013, week 3 defenses and special teams top performers.


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Week 3, 2013
D/ST PA INT FR TDs FF POINTS
Chicago Bears 23 2 3 2 25
Kansas City Chiefs 16 2 3 1 23
Green Bay Packers 34 1 3 1 20
Baltimore Ravens 9 1 0 2 20
Carolina Panthers 0 2 1 0 18
Cincinnati Bengals 30 2 2 1 18
Cleveland Browns 27 1 2 0 12
Dallas Cowboys 7 0 1 0 11
Minnesota Vikings 31 3 1 0 11
New Orleans Saints 7 2 0 0 11
Seattle Seahawks 17 2 1 0 10
Indianapolis Colts 7 1 1 0 10

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Week 3 - Offensive Rankings / Projections


Quarterbacks
Projected Points


1
Matthew Stafford DET  (vs. GB)  
28.6


2
Aaron Rodgers GB  (@DET)  
25.5


3
Drew Brees NO  (vs. MIN)  
25.1


4
Andrew Luck IND  (@JAC)  
21.6


5
Nick Foles PHI  (vs. WAS)  
19.1


6
Tom Brady NE  (vs. OAK)  
18.9


7
Kirk Cousins WAS  (@PHI)  
17.9


8
Matt Ryan ATL  (vs. TB)  
17.9


9
Peyton Manning DEN  (@SEA)  
17.8


10
Jay Cutler CHI  (@NYJ)  
17.6


11
Russell Wilson SEA  (vs. DEN)  
17.4


12
Ryan Fitzpatrick HOU  (@NYG)  
16.3


13
Cam Newton CAR  (vs. PIT)  
15.8


14
Philip Rivers SD  (@BUF)  
15.6


15
Tony Romo DAL  (@STL)  
14.9


16
Colin Kaepernick SF  (@ARI)  
14.7


17
Ryan Tannehill MIA  (vs. KC)  
14.4


18
Andy Dalton CIN  (vs. TEN)  
14.4


19
Alex Smith KC  (@MIA)  
13.6


20
Ben Roethlisberger PIT  (@CAR)  
12.7


21
Joe Flacco BAL (@CLE)  
12.7


22
Jake Locker TEN  (@CIN)  
12.5


23
Eli Manning NYG  (vs. HOU)  
12.2


24
Drew Stanton ARI  (vs. SF)  
11.4



Running Backs


1
LeSean McCoy PHI  (vs. WAS)  
23.8


2
Arian Foster HOU  (@NYG)  
22.9


3
Marshawn Lynch SEA  (vs. DEN)  
22.5


4
Giovani Bernard CIN  (vs. TEN)  
21.6


5
Ahmad Bradshaw IND  (@JAC)  
21.3


6
DeMarco Murray DAL  (@STL)  
21.0


7
Alfred Morris WAS  (@PHI)  
20.5


8
Matt Asiata MIN  (@NO)  
17.4


9
Rashad Jennings NYG  (vs. HOU)  
16.4


10
Zac Stacy STL  (vs. DAL)  
16.2


11
Matt Forte CHI  (@NYJ)  
16.1


12
Joique Bell DET  (vs. GB)  
15.6


13
Knile Davis KC  (@MIA)  
15.0


14
Pierre Thomas NO  (vs. MIN)  
14.4


15
Darren Sproles PHI  (vs. WAS)  
13.5


16
Montee Ball DEN  (@SEA)  
12.8


17
Khiry Robinson NO  (vs. MIN)  
12.3


18
Doug Martin TB  (@ATL)  
11.9


19
Eddie Lacy GB  (@DET)  
11.1


20
Shane Vereen NE  (vs. OAK)  
10.7


21
Stevan Ridley NE  (vs. OAK)  
10.6


22
Lamar Miller MIA  (vs. KC)  
10.3


23
Chris Ivory NYJ  (vs. CHI)  
10.2


24
Andre Ellington ARI  (vs. SF)  
10.1


25
Le'Veon Bell PIT (@CAR)  
10.1


26
Reggie Bush DET  (vs. GB)  
9.1


27
Steven Jackson ATL  (vs. TB)  
8.9


28
Jonathan Stewart CAR  (vs. PIT)  
8.9


29
C.J. Spiller BUF  (vs. SD)  
8.7


30
Terrance West CLE  (vs. BAL)  
7.8


31
Bernard Pierce BAL (@CLE)  
7.7


32
Donald Brown SD  (@BUF)  
7.5


33
Frank Gore SF  (@ARI)  
7.2


34
Jeremy Hill CIN  (vs. TEN)  
6.3


35
Danny Woodhead SD  (@BUF)  
6.1


36
Bobby Rainey TB  (@ATL)  
6.0


37
Fred Jackson BUF  (vs. SD)  
5.7


38
Jacquizz Rodgers ATL  (vs. TB)  
5.7


39
Chris Johnson NYJ  (vs. CHI)  
5.3


40
Darren McFadden OAK  (@NE)  
5.3


41
Shonn Greene TEN  (@CIN)  
5.1


42
Justin Forsett BAL (@CLE)  
5.0


43
Trent Richardson IND  (@JAC)  
4.9


44
Toby Gerhart JAC  (vs. IND)  
4.8


45
Bishop Sankey TEN  (@CIN)  
4.8


46
Benny Cunningham STL  (vs. DAL)  
4.6


47
Devonta Freeman ATL  (vs. TB)  
4.4


48
Bilal Powell NYJ (vs. CHI)  
4.4



Wide Receivers


1
Calvin Johnson DET  (vs. GB)  
26.9


2
Dez Bryant DAL  (@STL)  
22.8


3
Julio Jones ATL  (vs. TB)  
18.5


4
Brandon Marshall CHI  (@NYJ)  
17.7


5
Jordy Nelson GB  (@DET)  
16.4


6
Randall Cobb GB  (@DET)  
16.3


7
Julian Edelman NE  (vs. OAK)  
15.2


8
Percy Harvin SEA  (vs. DEN)  
15


9
Keenan Allen SD  (@BUF)  
14.8


10
Demaryius Thomas DEN  (@SEA)  
14.2


11
Alshon Jeffery CHI  (@NYJ)  
12.3


12
Emmanuel Sanders DEN  (@SEA)  
12.2


13
Brandin Cooks NO  (vs. MIN)  
11.6


14
Marques Colston NO  (vs. MIN)  
11.4


15
Michael Crabtree SF  (@ARI)  
10.6


16
Antonio Brown PIT (@CAR)  
10.5


17
Andre Johnson HOU  (@NYG)  
10.4


18
Pierre Garcon WAS  (@PHI)  
10


19
Mike Wallace MIA  (vs. KC)  
9.9


20
Jeremy Maclin PHI  (vs. WAS)  
9


21
Reggie Wayne IND  (@JAC)  
8.3


22
Michael Floyd ARI  (vs. SF)  
8.2


23
Vincent Jackson TB  (@ATL)  
7.6


24
Steve Smith BAL (@CLE)  
7.5


25
Sammy Watkins BUF  (vs. SD)  
7.4


26
Cordarrelle Patterson MIN  (@NO)  
7.4


27
Roddy White ATL  (vs. TB)  
7.1


28
Golden Tate DET  (vs. GB)  
7


29
Kendall Wright TEN  (@CIN)  
6.9


30
Anquan Boldin SF  (@ARI)  
6.6


31
Kelvin Benjamin CAR  (vs. PIT)  
6.5


32
Larry Fitzgerald ARI  (vs. SF)  
6.1


33
T.Y. Hilton IND  (@JAC)  
6


34
Terrance Williams DAL  (@STL)  
6


35
Brian Quick STL  (vs. DAL)  
5.9


36
Mohamed Sanu CIN  (vs. TEN)  
5.7


37
Rueben Randle NYG  (vs. HOU)  
5.7


38
Malcom Floyd SD (@BUF)  
5.6


39
DeAndre Hopkins HOU  (@NYG)  
5.5


40
Victor Cruz NYG  (vs. HOU)  
5.1


41
Markus Wheaton PIT (@CAR)  
5.1


42
James Jones OAK  (@NE)  
5


43
Doug Baldwin SEA  (vs. DEN)  
5


44
Allen Robinson JAC  (vs. IND)  
4.9


45
Jeremy Kerley NYJ (vs. CHI)  
4.8



Tight Ends


1
Jimmy Graham NO  (vs. MIN)  
20.6


2
Rob Gronkowski NE  (vs. OAK)  
17.1


3
Kyle Rudolph MIN  (@NO)  
14.4


4
Martellus Bennett CHI  (@NYJ)  
13.9


5
Antonio Gates SD  (@BUF)  
12.9


6
Zach Ertz PHI  (vs. WAS)  
11.6


7
Julius Thomas DEN  (@SEA)  
9.9


8
Delanie Walker TEN  (@CIN)  
9.7


9
Larry Donnell NYG  (vs. HOU)  
8.6


10
Niles Paul WAS  (@PHI)  
8.1


11
Greg Olsen CAR  (vs. PIT)  
8.1


12
Travis Kelce KC  (@MIA)  
7.2


13
Charles Clay MIA  (vs. KC)  
7.2


14
Dwayne Allen IND  (@JAC)  
6.4


15
Dennis Pitta BAL (@CLE)  
6.1


16
Jason Witten DAL  (@STL)  
5.3


17
Heath Miller PIT (@CAR)  
4.6


18
Owen Daniels BAL (@CLE)  
4.3


19
Brandon Myers TB  (@ATL)  
4.1


20
Jermaine Gresham CIN  (vs. TEN)  
4.1



Kickers

1
Dan Bailey DAL  (@STL)  
15


2
Dan Carpenter BUF  (vs. SD)  
14


3
Justin Tucker BAL (@CLE)  
13


4
Matt Bryant ATL  (vs. TB)  
13


5
Stephen Gostkowski NE  (vs. OAK)  
13


6
Adam Vinatieri IND  (@JAC)  
12


7
Cody Parkey PHI  (vs. WAS)  
12


8
Mason Crosby GB  (@DET)  
12


9
Caleb Sturgis MIA  (vs. KC)  
12


10
Shayne Graham NO  (vs. MIN)  
11


11
Nick Novak SD  (@BUF)  
11


12
Blair Walsh MIN (@NO)  
11


13
Chandler Catanzaro ARI  (vs. SF)  
10


14
Greg Zuerlein STL  (vs. DAL)  
8


15
Steven Hauschka SEA  (vs. DEN)  
8


16
Graham Gano CAR  (vs. PIT)  
8


17
Billy Cundiff CLE  (vs. BAL)  
8


18
Cairo Santos KC  (@MIA)  
7


19
Kai Forbath WAS  (@PHI)  
7


20
Mike Nugent CIN  (vs. TEN)  
6



Defensive Special Teams


1
Patriots NE  (vs. OAK)  
16


2
Colts IND  (@JAC)  
15


3
Texans HOU  (@NYG)  
14


4
Bears CHI  (@NYJ)  
13


5
49ers SF  (@ARI)  
12


6
Dolphins MIA  (vs. KC)  
12


7
Cardinals ARI  (vs. SF)  
12


8
Ravens BAL (@CLE)  
11


9
Saints NO  (vs. MIN)  
9


10
Seahawks SEA  (vs. DEN)  
9


11
Eagles PHI  (vs. WAS)  
8


12
Cowboys DAL  (@STL)  
6


13
Bengals CIN  (vs. TEN)  
6


14
Panthers CAR  (vs. PIT)  
4


15
Chargers SD  (@BUF)  
4