Hey there everyone, and welcome to the introduction post for our 2017 series where I’ll be taking a look at some of the best plays of the week according to the tools!
For the past couple of years or so, we have had some of the best tools in the business for both season-long and daily fantasy baseball, but now, we are ready to go all out for football now, and in due time, you’ll see that we also offer some of the best tools for season-long and DFS football as well, all thanks to the man, the myth, the legend, Rudy Gamble.
So let’s take a look at what we offer, and what this weekly article will entail…
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Team Pages (with ‘What If’ projections)
I’ll be honest with you guys, our Team Pages might be the only thing you need at Razzball. Obviously, we have a very talented staff that will crank out 20+ articles each week, that you would be stupid not to consume, but these Team Pages are absolutely unreal.
With each page, you’ll be able to access weekly projections for each player, in addition to a plethora of stats, such as snap counts, passing/receiving/rushing numbers, TD numbers, YPC and YAC, and weekly ranks based on standard and PPR scoring systems. You’ll also be able to access 2016 numbers, as well as rest-of-season projections to look beyond Week 1.
New to this season is our “What If” projections. The week-to-week grind of the NFL is like no other, and players are constantly taken on and off the injury reports, something that we can all agree is a pain. Well ever wonder what a player’s production level will look like if a teammate goes down with an injury? Well wonder no more! With our “What If” projections, we take a look at each individual player’s performances with and without a “Questionable” and/or “Doubtful” player to see who rises and falls the most without a teammate present. Here is an example if the Colts are without Andrew Luck and Robert Turbin for their Week 1 matchup versus the Rams:
It’s crucial in fantasy to be one step ahead of the rest of your league when it comes to injuries, and our “What If” projections give you that advantage.
No surprise here, but the main feature of our Tools in 2017 are our fantastic projections. I’ve already touched on some above with our team pages, but this year, we will be having:
- Weekly projections for offensive players, IDP players, and team defense/special teams
- Projections versus FantasyPros’ ECR (expert consensus rankings)
- “What If” projections
- Daily Fantasy projections
- Rest-of-Season projections
These projections go hand-in-hand with our fantastic articles, rankings, and podcasts, and are crucial to securing that trophy at the end of the fantasy season.
DFS Projections and Lineup Optimizer
Personally, I think daily fantasy is the perfect compliment to season-long fantasy football. While you are focusing on the week-to-week grind of the waiver wire, lineup tinkering, and the sweat of the games, it’s sometimes great to throw a little bit of your attention to the rest of the NFL landscape apart from your own players, and that’s what Daily Fantasy Football can provide. And hey, money is never a bad thing to have, right?
Well new this year in 2017, we are happy to announce our partnership with one of the leading DFS brands out there, Daily Fantasy Cafe, to bring to you our Daily Lineup Optimizer. Making season-long lineups is a difficult task, and it’s an even bigger challenge for DFS, so why should you stress out about it?
Well we do all the work for you! Using Rudy’s DFS projections as a guideline, we can create as many optimized lineups as you want! You can fix the settings of the optimizer yourself, changing the site you want to play on (Fanduel, DraftKings or Yahoo!), changing your exposure to different players, adding team and player stacks, and changing a plethora of filters (team totals, salaries, linuep budgets, player ceilings, etc.) to get the most out of your linueps.
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So What Will This Article Be?
Here at Razzball, we don’t want you to stumble onto this without any guidance, so that’s where I come in!
Each week, I will be writing up an article taking a look at some Projection-certified players that I will be using in both my season-long and daily leagues. This way, you can get an inside look at the thought process behind each number that our tools crank out. It’s a lot to get through, and we don’t have all day, so it will be a whole lot easier with my article to sift through the data for you!
I’ll be taking a look at each position, highlighting the best plays, some players to avoid, and those that we can fire up in our daily lineups!
It’s going to be a fun 2017, so subscribe today!
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