In a just world, blurbs would eat caveats for breakfast. I already went over a list of fantasy football caveats in one of my first blogs on this old corner of the “osphere,” as they say. In a sports media universe that we breathe in the moment we wake up and open social media, after our cat knocks over the drying rack because she’s a glutton for both food and self-flagellation, The Take rules over us all. The Take draws us in with instant magnetic concrete-thinker thuggery. Our amygdalas catch fire, and rupture into the two divine paths, as Robert Frost once cataloged:Please, blog, may I have some more?
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“But Donkey Teeth, didn’t you just provide us with very in-depth and meticulously curated positional rest of season rankings for 2021 fantasy football, week 2, only two days ago?” Why yes, dear reader, and thank you for noticing. This is not an error, nor an oversight. It was all very carefully thought out during my recent peyote ceremony with some local natives. While I do get the positional rest of season rankings to the press promptly each and every Tuesday, prior to waivers and FAAB, I also feel it’s important to provide more context later in the week to assist in trade negotiations and other important roster decisions. If you desperately need a running back and are rostering all of Thielen, Golladay, Woods and Evans, then my positional breakdown doesn’t help you to construct the perfectly reasonable trade offer for James Robinson, Ty’Son Williams or Myles Gaskin. Now we also have the overall rankings table below to view positional valuations relative to other positions, while still having the option to sort by individual positions. The best of both worlds, which I tasted during that peyote trip. And over the past two days, I’ve also taken more time to refine these rankings after digesting more of the week one action and listening to some very valuable community feedback from you intelligent readers. The positional rankings from earlier in the week also delve a bit deeper into the rankings compared to this overall top 150 provided below. Anyway, here’s my sortable rest of season rankings for 2021 fantasy football:
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Air Yards are the Gordon Ramsey of fantasy receiving stats. They tell us exactly what was right and clearly what was wrong with how a receiver performed in a given week. Often, it’s not easy to hear. But you as a fantasy manager need to pay attention to the under-the-hood numbers from your receivers instead of just blindly trusting the box score results, you donkey.
Each week, this column will dissect air yards for actionable info in the weeks to come. For Week 1, we will do a quick analysis of the list of 75 wide receivers who finished the week with at least 30 air yards.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Nothing quite like week 1. Wings, beer, football, o crap, I’m starting to sound like a BW3 commercial. Of course, after week 1, we have the crazy over reactions that accompany our first set of real data from results on the field. To help you make those tough calls, I’m going to break down player and team snaps each week, and hopefully give you a better idea who is for real and who was just a 1 week pop up. I’m still playing with the format, so if you like this or don’t like it, let me know in the comments. If you want to see all snap counts Tuesday morning when I start looking at them, you can always sign up for the Razzball subscription.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Seriously, I’ve lost track of the days already. Are we having Tuesday Night Football again? Is it 2020? How’s the Mu variant of the coronavirus doing? Why did I draft Drew Brees on my dynasty team? These are all questions I can’t really answer, at least not without the help of my trusty worksheet from the fair maiden Rudy Gamble. What? Rudy’s a man? I’m so out of sorts, I don’t even know who my boss is anymore. Maybe it’s time to jump into the stats and get you ready for Week 2 of fantasy football.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The NFL has finally begun, and so have the injuries. If you are trying to patch a few leaks in your fantasy BO-AT or Buoyancy Operated Aquatic Transport, I have just he Flex-Seal for you! A Quarterback, two Runningbacks, two Wide Receivers, and a Tight End to help stem the tumultuous tides of thee fantasy football flood waters.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Week 1 is in the books, and it sure felt good to have meaningful football games again. On the defensive side, we finally broke away from the vanilla packages we saw throughout the pre-season, and with some teams, we got our first look at the starters on the field together. With meaningful football comes meaningful fantasy games as well. Did Chandler Jones’ monster day propel your fantasy team its first win of the season? Did you suffer a crushing defeat because your IDPs didn’t get the snaps you expected? Whether you experienced the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat, there is always room for improvement, so I’ve put together a list of waiver wire darlings that will make an instant impact on your rosters.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Fantasy draft day and week 1 of the NFL season rival the childhood joys of waking up on Christmas morning or the first day of summer break. Fans are back in the stands, football is back and week 1 lived up to the hype.
It is important we do not overreact to the small sample size of week 1. Taking inventory of target trends is a critical tool to help with lineup decisions as the season progresses. Keep in mind, knowing target share (TS) trends can help provide a framework for buy-low and sell high trade candidates. Every Wednesday I will provide you with a weekly target report, highlighting key TS data and takeaways from the weekend.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Each week I’ll be spending countless hours flipping coins in order to determine an order for my weekly rankings which will be published bright and early each Wednesday morning. It’s an elaborate round-robin coinflipping system for each position. Wide receivers alone take me a full Monday worth of coin flips. And I’m currently in the process of filing for workers comp due to carpal tunnel. But it’s well worth it, knowing that you, the loyal Razzball reader, appreciate my pain and sweat. Just so you know you can trust me, here’s how my coin flipping system stacked up against all of the other 149 industry analysts competing against me in the 2020 Fantasy Pros Weekly Ranking Competition:
Anyway, here’s my week 2 rankings for half PPR 2021 fantasy football that will be frequently updated by coin flip up until kickoff:
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B_Don and Donkey Teeth discuss the happenings from week 1. We discuss the fallout from the Ryan Fitzpatrick injury for all of the WFT weapons. Does it help anyone potentially or is just an all around loss? Podcast favorite Jerry Jeudy is going to miss some time as well, and we talk about who our priority is among Tim Patrick and K.J. Hamler. The 49ers RB situation was already a mess and with the season ending Raheem Mostert injury, how do the guys think the backfield plays out for the rest of the season? The guys take a look at some of the pickups for the week and where we would have our priorities.
We then move on to talk about some of the surprises from week 1. Austin Ekeler with 0 receptions and the shocking healthy scratches for Trey Sermon and Zack Moss. Speaking of complicated RB situations, the guys look at how they expect the Ravens backfield to play out. We then discuss some of the studs and duds from week 1 and whether we’re moving them around in our rest of season rankings. We finish the show with everyone’s favorite, A**hole of the week!Please, blog, may I have some more?