Kenny Golladay: The Sleeper of the Sleepers

This not a great year for first round picks. There are few prospects with clear routes to being a top 12 at their position and some of the most interesting are tight ends. But it’s a great year to go hunting for future producers in the lower rounds.

Kenny Golladay is rarely mentioned as an NFL Draft sleeper, but advanced stats and metrics indicate he is the perfect late-round pick in fantasy football dynasty leagues.


Buying and Selling Teams: The Arizona Cardinals, A Team In Transition

Did the Cardinals become David Johnson’s team out of necessity due to their offensive line or because Palmer’s injuries caught up with him and he got trucked by Father Time?

There is still a window where the Cardinals can capitalize on the Palmer-Fitzgerald era while he they both have something left in the tank, if Arians believes Palmer actually has something left.

NFL Draft’s Best and Worst Prospect Landing Spots: Quarterbacks

With the lack of a true can’t-miss prospect at the quarterback position, the landing spot becomes even more important.

We believe Arizona is the best landing spot for Patrick Mahomes, as he would be an excellent fit for the Cardinals’ downfield passing game.


Rookie Chaos Theory: Which NFL Draft Landing Spots Would Disrupt the Fabric of Dynasty Leagues?

If “Chaos Theory” creator Edward Lorenz played fantasy football, he certainly would have enjoyed viewing the NFL Draft through this contradictory lens.

The NFL Draft is impossible to predict. Suppose the top offensive rookies land on teams that cause maximum fantasy disruption in dynasty leagues? What would be their impact in year one based on advanced stats & metrics profiles?

Who Will Be This Season’s Ty Montgomery For Fantasy Football?

NFL passing volume and efficiency is at an all-time high. Ty Montgomery is the poster child running back in a pass-heavy league as more NFL teams deploy RBs as receivers and are less concerned about the RB’s ability to generate yards between the tackles.

Ty Montgomery’s transition to RB mirror’s the NFL’s passing game focus. Who is poised to capitalize on this trend based on advance stats & metrics profiles?


Evan Engram: Hidden Gem in Plain Sight

Is Evan Engram a tight end or a wide receiver? Does that matter? We review Engram’s advanced NFL Draft stats and metrics profile for answers.

If Evan Engram was 6-5 and 250 pounds he would easily be the No. 1 tight end prospect. But there is precedent for undersized tight ends being productive at the NFL level. This isn’t pioneer territory. In fact, the most productive tight end in fantasy points per game the last two seasons was Jordan Reed.


I’Tavius Mathers: Unsexy Late Round Dart Throw

While not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, I’Tavius Mathers impressed scouts at his pro-day with his route running and pass catching skills despite lackluster agility and burst.

Currently forecast to be drafted in the 7th round or as an UDFA, Mathers is worth a late-round selection in rookie drafts. He’s one of the top pass catching running backs this class, which should help him compete for a role as a satellite running back.


Finding Phenoms: Using Breakout Age to Identify Deep Dynasty Stashes

Eleven wide receivers entering the NFL Draft have a Breakout Age of 19.0 years or younger, the phenom WR line of demarcation.

Lance Lenoir had over 1000 receiving yards for 3 straight years at Western Illinois, and the consistency with which he dominated in college is promising. Lance Lenoir is the best of the worst.


Ishmael Zamora: Interstellar Wide Receiver Extraordinaire

When I hear the name Ishmael Zamora, I think of a wide receiver who has a name of somebody sent from another galaxy to planet earth to dominate the gridiron. That’s not a knock on his name whatsoever, his name literally sounds like that of a superhero.

Ishmael Zamora was relatively productive in his final season at Baylor and now looks to turn his advanced stats & metrics profile into NFL productivity.

Small-school Giants: The Rookie Tight Ends In The NFL Draft No One Knows…Yet

The tight end position has turned into an ever-evolving, dynamic position that is now used in multiple ways among NFL offenses. Long gone are the days of tight ends exclusively lining up on the line next to the tackle, as we now see tight ends lined up all over the field, dominating the passing game like a top wide receiver.

Adam Shaheen is a giant of a man who posted a 4.79 40-yard dash time (43rd-percentile) and possesses a far more impressive HaSS of 107.8 (79th-percentile). Shaheen’s 11.47 Agility Score (63rd-percentile), while not overly impressive in a vacuum, is impressive considering his incredible bulk.