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Tyler Gaffney: Last Action Sleeper

Unlisted on the New England RB depth chart on Rotoworld, Tyler Gaffney is the most versatile running back to land in New England since Robert Edwards.

Gaffney possesses a true bell cow profile and has potential for greatness. Tyler Gaffney is one of fantasy football’s true sleepers in 2015.

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Tevin Coleman vs. Devonta Freeman: A Bird in Hand

Athletic profiles and college resumes may predict both Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman’s roles on the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.

Given Atlanta’s high volume offense, and the unique strengths and weaknesses of both players, each is a value play at their current ADPs.

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Allen Robinson and the Dez Bryant Comp

The most popular and oft-discussed feature of PlayerProfiler.com is the Best Comparable feature. The Best Comparable Player for each quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end matches each skill position player to his most similar counterpart at the NFL level.

Some comparisons are tremendously positive, such as Allen Robinson to Dez Bryant. Others illustrate red flags such as Martavis Bryant to Justin Hunter.

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For Whom Kenny Bell Tolls

From size to speed to burst to agility, Kenny Bell looks a lot like Odell Beckham Jr.

The advanced metrics suggest that Kenny Bell is poised to become the No. 3 wide receiver for a rapidly improving Tampa Bay offense.

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Bust Rate Retrospect

The crux of Zero RB Theory is that running backs bust more frequently than quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends.

A detailed study of cost-discounted positional bust rates by the RotoUnderworld Team has yielded five actionable observations.

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Darren Waller & The Rise Of Perrimania

Ozzie Newsome’s affinity for athletically superior wide receivers such as Breshad Perriman and Darren Waller suggests he uses PlayerProfiler extensively.

While Breshad Perriman projects to make an immediate impact for the Ravens, Darren Waller also has the athletic profile of a dominant NFL wide receiver.

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School Size Matters (sometimes)

Dominator Rating, Yards Per Reception, and Breakout Age are quality indicators for skill position players, but context matters.

Wide receivers hailing from mid and small-sized schools generally enjoy a higher-than-average College Dominator Rating and a lower-than-average Breakout Age.

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LaMarvelous Miller

Lamar Miller is an electrifying young RB at the top of his game, and nobody seems to want him. Miller’s athleticism, on-field productivity, and rare efficiency behind a lackluster offensive line makes him the best-value incumbent running back in dynasty league fantasy football.

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Introducing: Value Over Stream (VOS)

A new metric is now available on PlayerProfiler: Value Over Stream (VOS), a helpful guidepost to be utilized during fantasy football drafts.

At a basic level, the metric is the result of a player valuation schema that calculates each player’s fantasy points per game above the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current or previous season, depending on the time of year. The metric also takes positional bust rates into account.

Now, let’s break down precisely what this means and how it could impact your fantasy football draft strategy.