2019 Football Draft Kit

What a fight that was last night? McGregor/Khabib fought such a good fight and McGregor/Khabib didn’t stand a chance. I knew it the whole time, I tell ya! Can you believe that *insert celebrity* was there? How about when *insert fighter* called out *insert fighter* trying to garner up a big money fight? No seriously, I’m really excited for the fight that will be finished by the time this posts. I can’t believe Khabib actually made weight and Tony Ferguson made it through a camp without getting hurt. I’m sure we’ll have a lot to talk about by the time you are reading this. That was talking MMA with MB!

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Is there anything more frustrating in sports, than when management doesn’t put the best players on the field? As a Packer fan, why Green Bay is still using a RB by committee is infuriating. Aaron Jones is in an entirely different class than Jamaal Williams, yet Mike McCarthy continues to use them in rotation. As a Dynasty player you can try to take advantage of this situation and add some depth to your team. Owners may be frustrated with Jones usage, and if he doesn’t get the workload this week they may try to cut bait. Aaron Jones is an explosive back with hands. He averaged 5.5 yards a carry last year, and is over 6 in 2018’s small sample size. The reason I’ve heard for him not being in on every down is his lack of pass blocking. I just don’t see it. Go acquire Aaron Jones everywhere and hope that McCarthy sees the light. He is putting up starting back statistics without a starting back’s workload.

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What’s going on everyone, and welcome to another entry in my “Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em” series! Last week, I had the pleasure of watching the Bears come out and put up 45 quick ones against the Bucs, as I hoped they’d do, so let’s keep the good fortune going!

We’ve got some very interesting games to talk about this week, so without further ado…

Let’s get to it!

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I’m going to take this moment to point out that the Rams and Chiefs are putting up bonkers-level offensive stats by throwing early and often, aggressively utilizing #AirRaid principles to get big plays on any down. It’s beautiful to watch. Meanwhile, the Raiders have committed $100 million guaranteed to a coach who laments the death of the fullback and is publically willing to talk about how he enjoys watching Wisconsin smash-mouth football (I’m not kidding – “I sit down and watch Wisconsin, and I feel like I’m breathing fresh air again”). Jared Goff and Patrick Mahomes are shattering records and he wants to watch Wisconsin pound some 220 pound Ron Dayne wannabee up the middle for 4 yards a carry, 40 times a game.

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Would you believe me if I told you that bye weeks are a positive thing in Fantasy Football? Yes, managing our waiver acquisitions and benches while we fill in for our players on bye can be a headache but there is a silver lining here (I’m on a roll with these movie references).

I have no clue who @pahowdy is but he just got a plug in my weekly handcuff report, good for him. The only thing I would add to this tweet is it applies just as much to season long leagues.

While your opposing owners are desperately trying to cover players on bye, valuable fantasy assets are popping on waivers for us savvy owners to scoop up. Let me know if you’ve heard this one before….one man’s trash in another man’s treasure. Well, this is your opportunity to pick up that trash.

Remember when you, Melvin Gordon and Alex Collins owners, missed out on Austin Ekeler and Javorius Allen because they were the hottest waiver add week 1-2. Well, in a number of my leagues I’ve noticed these early season waiver adds are starting to get dumped as owners scramble to fill in their byes. Comb through your leagues transaction history after each waiver period moving forward to see if you can find any treasure. Your goal is to build for your playoff run and ultimately your championship. Savvy moves like this can push you over the top. The probability of starters getting injured only increases as the season wears on and player usage piles up.

Now on to this weeks’ Bad Boyz report…

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Daily fantasy often requires a short memory. Don’t get sucked into the prior week’s performance, good or bad. Take a macro approach now that we have a usable data sample size. Relying on Rudy’s Tools (comes with a free 7-day trial) is a great way to achieve that. Eliminate your bias by starting your research there. Here are a few plays I like this week…

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God this is my favorite time of the year. Pumpkin beer on the shelves. Hoodie and shorts temperatures outside. Baseball playoffs. NHL regular season is underway. And last but not least, it is key waiver wire time for fantasy football season. The window where the top teams rise and the bad teams take their rightful place in the basement of the standings. For now, let’s preview the games coming up this week as I have tickets to see Venom later tonight and I have no idea whether Tom Hardy can top the impeccable performance that Topher Grace had playing Eddie Brock all those years ago.

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Rudy and myself are back to talk about the week 5 slate. We have an interesting discussion about John Brown and also how useful volume receivers are in standard scoring. We make all of our positional picks as we do every week.

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Some of the players on this list are overstaying their welcome. I’m looking at you Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Will Fuller and DeAndre Hopkins. I wish they’d bring back the probable injury status. It would make my job a lot easier. Because 75% of the guys on this list are probable — just resting. Sterling […]

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Accuracy Overall QB RB WR TE K DST
Week 4 70 36 96 27 62 27 7
Week 3 68 40 60 70 121 33 37
Week 2 53 60 6 88 137 48 29
Week 1 12 6 50 47 30 78 78
2018 22 6 45 52 116 32 18

What are my rankings bona fidas? Well, there’s finishing in the FantasyPros Top-10 Draft Accuracy (7th Place) in 2017, Top-25 Weekly Accuracy (23rd Place) in 2017, Top-5 Draft Accuracy (3rd place) in 2016, Top-10 Weekly Accuracy (10th Place) in 2016, Top-25 Weekly Accuracy in 2015 (21st Place) and on average we’ve finished in the Top-10 Draft Accuracy (9th Overall) and the Top-20 Weekly Accuracy (18th Overall) for the past three years. I’d like to think we’re pretty good at this stuff…

What does the word bona fidas mean? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, bo·na fi·des \ ˌbō-nə-ˈfī-ˌdēz , ÷ˈbō-nə-ˌfīdz \ means 1 : good faith : sincerity, 2 : the fact of being genuine —often plural in construction, 3 : evidence of one’s good faith or genuineness —often plural in construction, 4 : evidence of one’s qualifications or achievements —often plural in construction. On a separate note, I think it would make a great name for a cat.

What’s my ranking process? I’ve actually written about this in the past, and instead of working hard for new and enlightening content, I have chosen the more efficient (lazy, ahem) method and dropping in a link to that post here. Honestly, my process hasn’t changed much at all (the ole “don’t fix what ain’t broke” proverb comes to mind) and so my “A Day in the Life of a Fantasy Football Ranker” story still remains relevant to this day. (The TL;DR is: I’m ghetto as fudge. Well, I mean the other “f” word, but I’m hungry.)

How should I use your rankings? The same way your mother does. Which actually makes no sense. (Unless your mother is in the running to always finish top-3 in your Fantasy Football league. And if that’s the case, say hello to her for me.)

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