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Friday, April 15, 2016

2016 NFL Schedule Analysis - Fantasy Football

We've analyzed the 2016 NFL Schedule against 2015 defensive rankings and have prepared a tool to help you with your strategy for the coming season. Ordered from easiest overall schedule to most difficult overall schedule, the teams and their schedules are locked in. Take a look.

Notes from the editor:
- The Dallas Cowboys have the easiest overall schedule, playing five "bottom 6" teams, and six more "bad" defenses. They only have three tough match-ups all season
- New Orleans got stuck with the toughest schedule this year, playing 10 tough games, with only four games against "bad" defenses.
- Washington will likely get off to a fast offensive start, since they play 7 easy games to start the season. 
- Even though Tampa Bay has nearly the toughest overall SOS, they have excellent match-ups at playoff time. A slate of New Orleans, Dallas and New Orleans in weeks 14-16, make the Buccaneers' stars good buy low candidates.
- The New York Jets have a rough schedule early in 2016, playing CIN, BUF, KC, and SEA in their first four weeks will make the early season difficult.
- It may be wise to keep your distance from the Miami offense during playoff time in 2016.  The Dolphins play three difficult match-ups, of which the final two are in the Northeast blizzard zone (NYJ and BUF).
- The New York Giants have a nice finish to the fantasy season, playing six straight "easy" defenses weeks 11-16.
- The Bears have a bitter sweet FF finish, playing five "bad" defenses and of those five games, four are at home. Unfortunately, that means cold, windy, likely snowy conditions for the Bears.
-  Finally, the Packers offense may slow slightle late in the FF year. Playing HOU, SEA, @CHI, and MIN in cold weather (though three are at Lambeau) weeks 13-16... Aaron Rodgers and his weapons could be solid sell high pieces midseason.





Wednesday, April 13, 2016

2016 Top 30 Dynasty Fantasy Football Players - Offense

Picture source: bleacherreport.com


1 Beckham, Odell NYG WR Featured player with amazing skills and and a non-stop motor.2 Jones, Julio ATL WR Size, speed, and talent. A true beast.3 Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR Osweiler could make Nuk even better if he can settle the QB position.4 Brown, Antonio PIT WR Always open, and always getting the ball.5 Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB Averages 23+ touches per game, and makes them count.6 Robinson, Allen JAC WR 80/1400/14 in year two… Many years of production ahead.7 Gurley, Todd RAM RB 100 yards and/or a score in 10 of his last 12 games.8 Cooper, Amari OAK WR Excellent rookie year. He and Carr are getting even better.9 Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE The most productive TE in history, when healthy.  10 Johnson, David ARI RB Took advantage of opportunities… Will now be the focal point in AZ.11 Bryant, Dez DAL WR 2015 hurt, but he'll be back in a big way next year.12 Evans, Mike TBB WR 6'5", 231 lbs, 22 years old, and building rapport with his QB.13 Newton, Cam CAR QB Beast in 2015, already has 43 rush tds, and is only 26 years old.14 Jeffery, Alshon CHI WR Top option in the Bears offense now that Forte and Bennett are gone.15 Luck, Andrew IND QB Tough 2015, but young and extremely talented.16 Green, A.J. CIN WR Averages 83/1234/9 over his career… Not too shabby.17 Watkins, Sammy BUF WR Tons of upside, but BUF needs to force him the ball more.18 Allen, Keenan SDC WR On pace for 134/1450/8 until the injury last year.19 Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB Another strong year, getting Jordy back will help.20 Freeman, Devonta ATL RB All purpose back in a high-powered offense. Needs to stay healthy.21 Cooks, Brandin NOS WR Excellent 2015. Will continue to thrive with Brees throwing the ball.22 Wilson, Russell SEA QB Streaky. Last seven games of 2015 averaged 350 tot yards and 4 TDs/gm.23 Landry, Jarvis MIA WR PPR beast. Will be the underneath weapon in MIA for a while.24 Parker, DeVante MIA WR Came on strong late in rookie campaign. Tons of upside here.25 Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR Still plenty of upside, but who will be his QB going forward?26 Hilton, T.Y. IND WR Nearly guaranteed for 80 recs and 1000 yards annually.27 Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR IR derailed his 2015… But will be the man for Cam going forward.28 Miller, Lamar HOU RB Solid all around back. Can he be the new Arian Foster?29 Cobb, Randall GBP WR Battled through 2015 injuries. HIs stock rises with Jordy back in the fold.30 Nelson, Jordy GBP WR Still has 3-4 more stellar years… 1200 and 10 type years.