Avoiding Cordarrelle Patterson: How you can be smarter than an NFL GM

The name Cordarrelle Patterson causes most fantasy owners to cringe and commonly used when discussing the term bust.

Advanced stats and metrics such as Breakout Age and College Dominator Rating help pinpoint NFL draft prospects with the riskiest player profiles.

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Bruce Ellington: When Talent Meets Opportunity

Bruce Ellington offers dominant workout metrics and now sits in the driver’s seat on the 49ers wide receiver corps.

Ellington is well-positioned to lead San Francisco in targets and receptions in 2016.


A.J. Green: Best Ball Receiver in Disguise

Winning at fantasy football is about having weekly consistency. The goal of your draft is to determine which players can be counted on for low variance weeks. A detailed study of Weekly Volatility by the RotoUnderworld Team shows why A.J. Green is a risk as your WR1.

A.J. Green is thought to be one of the more consistent wide receivers in football. That is a fallacy. Green is best deployed in best ball leagues that reward volatility.


The Great Fantasy Football Recession: Inside the Gradual Decline of the Running Back Position

A lot has changed over the past twenty years, and running backs are no exception. The bell cow back is a rare thing in today’s NFL, and if the trend continues, there will be a year very soon where no running back totes the rock over 300 times.

The running back position is a sinking ship, but it’s already close to the bottom. They’re scoring less, they aren’t as involved in the offense as they used to be, and they are becoming less and less predictable.


Late Round Fantasy Football Tight End Roulette (Part 2): Round 13 and Beyond

Going into the 2015 season, a number of articles were written at PlayerProfiler that pointed drafters to the same general conclusion: that we should target big-bodied, athletic pass-catching tight ends in the later rounds of our fantasy football drafts. This idea brought about last year’s hit piece entitled Late Round TE Roulette.

Late Round TE Roulette can be played in a number of different ways. Part two of this three part series examines the advanced stats and metrics player profiles of tight ends drafted near the end of fantasy football drafts (Round 13 or later).

Capitalizing on Tom Brady’s Deflated ADP

Even scheduled to miss four games, Tom Brady’s advanced stats & metrics player profile suggests that he could be a valuable fantasy asset at a discounted price

Armed with a passing game weapons upgrade, Tom Brady could lead the NFL in fantasy points per game upon his return from suspension and lead many fantasy football enthusiasts to league championships.


Picking Fantasy Football Running Backs: Opportunity Share, Snap Share & Production Premium

Running backs are the only players that accumulate points for your team both on the ground and through the air. They will always be vitally important to your team’s success.

It is harder to ever to handicap the fantasy football running back landscape. A detailed study of Snap Share, Opportunity Share and Production Premium by the RotoUnderworld Team shows why Frank Gore, James Starks and Tevin Coleman are ideal running back targets.


Odell Beckham Jr. is the No. 1 Pick in Fantasy Football Leagues

Who should be the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy football drafts in 2016? There have been plenty of debates over the last few months about this subject.

In the spirit of the upcoming United States presidential election, we’re going to take a look at the top candidates for this year’s No.1 selection in fantasy drafts. By the end of this debate, I’m hoping to convince you that the best choice is Odell Beckham based on his analytics, advanced stats & metrics player profile.


Charles Sims: The Perfect Zero RB Target

With Zero RB all the rage around the water cooler these days, it is crucial to identify the late round running back that can lead your fantasy football team to the promised land. It is rare to find a high ceiling, high floor player with Charles Sims’ profile in the middle rounds of a fantasy draft.

Charles Sims’ fantasy football advanced stats & metrics illuminate an ideal Zero RB target with standalone PPR value and league winning upside.


Is Drew Brees a Dome Quarterback?

Now 37-years old, concerns have arisen about Drew Brees fantasy projections for 2016, particularly a belief that he only plays well in dome conditions.

A detailed study by the RotoUnderworld Team shows that belief is false, and explains why you should grab Brees at his current mid-round ADP.