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The Evolution of the NFL Satellite Back, Zero RB Theory, and Shifting Fantasy Football Strategies

As the running back position becomes more specialized, the passing down satellite back has emerged as a strategic fantasy football asset. An increasing number of fantasy-relevant RBs in the player pool is enhancing Zero RB as a viability fantasy football draft strategy.

Less workhorses and more specialists diminishes the value of running backs across all formats, incentivizing fantasy football enthusiasts to hoard electric pass catching backs in the later rounds.

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Is Michael Floyd Fantasy Football’s Next WR1?

Michael Floyd is a first round draft pick with a dominant past in college at a very young age. Floyd possesses rare speed for his size, an offensive genius calling plays for him and plenty of offensive weapons around him to create favorable match-ups.

Floyd’s advanced stats and metrics player profile indicates Floyd could be this year’s Allen Robinson in fantasy football leagues.

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The Zero RB Fantasy Football Draft Day Experience

The best Zero RB intentions fail mid-draft when owners are unable to remember the anti-fragility and advanced analytics principles that the philosophy is founded on.

By implementing Zero RB, Ameer Abdullah and T.J. Yeldon are your “worst case” scenario running backs, while gaining a clear advantage at multiple positions and optimizing your fantasy football roster configuration.

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Terrell Watson: Worthwhile Dynasty Stash?

One of Dynasty Twitter’s favorite under the radar running backs is Terrell Watson, currently on the Cleveland Browns. After spending a year on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad, he followed Hue Jackson to the Cleveland Browns and has since become an intriguing player to pick up in the late rounds of startups or off the waiver wire.

Stash Terrell Watson, because his profile fits the holy prospect trinity: size, athleticism, collegiate production.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.