NFL Scouting Combine Measurables Testing: Does Hand Size Matter?

While a single skeleton key metric predicting future WR success does not exist, we can use the vast data in the PlayerProfiler database to create a a composite player profile, a fuller picture for fantasy gamers to better identify rookie sleepers and busts.

Hand size gets a lot of attention during the NFL Combine. How much does it actually affect performance on the field?


WR Prospect Regression Tree Analysis Identifies Underrated NFL Draft Prospects

Kevin Cole’s Wide Receiver Prospect Regression Tree uses advanced college stats and metrics-based production profiles to project NFL WR success rate.

Pay close attention to the top-12 prospects listed during the Combine and circle back to to see how their athleticism stacks up against their peers at the position as part of a full composite prospect profile.


Fantasy Football Dynasty League Rankings: PlayerProfiler vs. Consensus

Dynasty price checks are important. After comparing PlayerProfiler and DLF ranks as of mid-February, I identified five player at each offensive position where RotoUnderworld’s player valuation deviates significantly from consensus.

Every year, overconfident fantasy gamers fly out to the fantasy battlefield with Lamar “Edge of Tomorrow” Miller. While each Miller iteration produces slightly more points, fantasy gamers inevitable die in an fiery explosion and miss the playoffs.


Tony Romo, Jimmy Garoppolo, and the Best Free Agent Quarterback Destinations for Fantasy Football

What are the optimal landing spots for Tony Romo, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Tyrod Taylor in fantasy football purposes?

Tyrod Taylor would ideally join Denver’s offense with two established receivers in Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. Taylor could utilize play-action bootlegs to mask Denver’s mediocre offensive line, which would also help open up the running game for Devontae Booker and C.J. Anderson.


The Worst Running Back Yards Per Carry (YPC) vs. Base Defensive Fronts in 2016

Todd Gurley and Jerick McKinnon were highly ineffective against base defensive fronts in 2016, but their struggles can be rationalized? Which backs should fantasy football enthusiasts be the most worried about heading into 2017?

Doug Martin’s 3.2 YPC vs. base defensive fronts in 2016 suggests his 104.1 Speed Score (72nd-percentile), 10.95 Agility Score (92nd-percentile) and 136.2 SPARQ-x Score (97th-percentile) are relics of long lost athleticism.


Reviewing Running Back Yards Per Carry (YPC) vs. Base Defensive Fronts in 2016

Between the high octane performances of Ezekiel Elliott on a weekly basis, and the near record setting season posted by David Johnson, 2016 was a a renaissance year for the running back position in fantasy football.

One advantage to making a part of your daily reading, fantasy data intake, etc., is that you get a chance to see where running backs for every team excelled in various situations. In this case, we are looking at the top performers versus base front defenses in 2016, basing success on who had the highest yards per carry (min. 100 carries).


Will Adam Gase and the Miami Dolphins Resurrect “Orange” Julius Thomas’ Fantasy Football Stock?

The news that Julius Thomas will likely be traded to the Miami Dolphins and reuniting with his Denver offensive coordinator Adam Gase will shake up the fantasy football outlook for both the Miami and Jacksonville Jaguars rosters.

Marcedes Lewis is the definition of an expendable player past his prime, and while Ben Koyack is certainly big at 6-5, 255, that’s about all he is. Neal Sterling possesses the most upside with above-average measurables across the board with a physical makeup resembles that of a taller Delanie Walker.


Top Red Zone Tight Ends of 2016 for Fantasy Football: Cameron Brate & Hunter Henry

With little consistency to be found at the tight end position this past year, and guys like Rob Gronkowski and Tyler Eifert being hit with injuries, where were fantasy owners to turn? How were they to determine who to turn to? Not to worry, help has arrived!

Boasting a 10.23 catch radius (88th-percentile) and a 26.9-percent (81st-percentile) College Dominator Rating it’s no surprise that Tyler Eifert is a red zone weapon. Eifert is only one year removed from leading all tight ends in touchdowns and is a prime candidate to bounce back to his old form in 2017 if healthy.


Fantasy Football Dynasty League Bargain Breakouts: Ty Montgomery, Jameis Winston, and more

Ty Montgomery possesses wide receiver hands, a 129.4 Burst Score (90th-percentile), and a 11.18 Agility Score (68th-percentile) within a PPR friendly offense with elite QB play. His 2017 downside case sees Green Bay select a RB in the early rounds of the NFL Draft or re-sign Eddie Lacy to a prove it deal.

The team is expected to retain free agent Le’Veon Bell, who has been suspended twice for violating the league’s substance abuse policy yet is making an album with Snoop Dogg. With DeAngelo Williams a free agent, Karlos Williams is a worthy dynasty league stash while dynasty owners see him as an overweight Buffalo dad.


Top Red Zone Receiving Backs for Fantasy Football: James White & Theo Riddick

Tracking down some of the top pass-catchers in the red zone for the 2016 fantasy football season, we now take a look at “receiving” backs, who are being titled as such for this article because all we are concerned about is their pass-catching ability.

After James White was the “real MVP” of Super Bowl 51. you would think he has to be rewarded with another opportunistic season in 2017. But Bill Belichick has shown little loyalty to players on his team, and it wouldn’t be shocking to wake up one morning and find White donning a different jersey in the near future.