Tavon Austin’s Powers: A Exciting Player in a Lackluster LA Rams Passing Game

Tavon Austin has the NFL player profile of an under-the-radar offensive focal point. Analytics, advanced stats & metrics point to a an under-appreciated fantasy football asset.

Given his first round draft pedigree, and the Los Angeles Rams plans to use Tavon Austin heavily, he is grossly undervalued in fantasy drafts.


Devin Funchess is a Fantasy Football Dynasty League Gold Mine

Admit it. You wrote Funchess off after 2015, and you are wrong.

Devin Funchess is a buy low candidate in any format right now, but at just 22-years old, he is especially attractive in fantasy football dynasty leagues.


Michael Crabtree: The Definition of Fantasy Football Value in 2016

Fantasy owners would be wrong to think Michael Crabtree can’t match his 2015 numbers this season.

Still in his prime, as part of an ascendant offense, Crabtree should easily duplicate his 2015 numbers. That makes him a much better value than Cooper, who is being drafted more than 50 picks earlier.


Arian Foster: Fantasy Football’s Best Value Running Back

Prior to Foster’s derailed 2015 campaign, the perennial top-5 fantasy RB posted 21.3 fantasy points per game in 2014, a number that would have led all fantasy football running backs in 2015.

Arian Foster is one of the best value running backs in fantasy football and will benefit from numerous trigger events in the weeks ahead.


Tevin Coleman: Fantasy Football League Winner

Is it crazy to say Tevin Coleman could’ve stolen the job in the second half of the season if he the team could’ve trusted him to hold the ball (assuming he also never falls in the shower)?

Heading into 2016, there shadow looms over Devonta Freeman. He wears number 26, and his name is Tevin Coleman. If Freeman merely regresses to he career averages, Coleman is poised to be a fantasy football league winner.


The Blaine Gabbert Train is arriving (five years behind schedule)

Is Blaine Gabbert a target in one QB start leagues; probably not. Is he a streaming option to eye off waivers in that format? Yes. Is Gabbert a solid add/buy for superflex or two QB leagues? Emphatically, yes.

Despite enduring and echoing failure, Gabbert, a made-for-television quarterback, looks out of place next to these doomed figurines. Blaine Gabbert still has a chance at a late-career ascension, fantasy football relevance, and professional redemption.


Leonte Carroo, Productivity, and the Parable of the Bear

We can stop acting like Leonte Carroo was drafted by the 2013 Denver Broncos. Miami had one startable receiver last season, and that receiver occupies the bottom-tiers of both efficiency and athleticism. The other hurdles to Carroo’s success are an as-yet unproven and often-injured first rounder, and a speedy journeyman with no identity on this offense.

Leonte Carroo is going to ascend. He basically has to. When a historically dominant prospect falls to a team that absolutely loves him, we need to pay attention no matter who is standing in the way. In this case, Carroo’s closest competition may prove to be little more than bear food. “Reach” for him at the end of the first round, try not to get bitten in the process, and laugh all the way to the bank in seasons to come.


Buying the Target Magnet Rookie RBs: Kenyan Drake, DeAndre Washington, and Wendell Smallwood

With the NFL becoming more of a passing league every year, it’s no surprise that the ascendance of running backs who specialize in catching passes is being felt throughout the fantasy football landscape. Over the last three seasons, backs receiving a higher percentage of touches through the air than on the ground have been more fantasy viable than ever.

With fantasy football trending in the direction of Zero RB and reality football trending in the direction of pass-catching backs, rookies like Wendell Smallwood, DeAndre Washington and Kenyan Drake have a real chance of being fantasy-useful early on in their careers. These kinds of players are known as Profile 2 RBs, per Rotoviz, and could become potential league-winners if given sufficient opportunity.


PlayerProfiler 5-Round Rookie Mock Draft

We bear witness to an elaborate five round mock draft with fellow PlayerProfiler colleagues.

Sniped again. What are the odds? 2nd receiver off the board in the NFL draft AND they moved up to snag him, banking on BOB to know what he is doing. Hoping he turns out as Mike Wallace plus.


Cody Kessler: Kirk Cousins Replica

It’s hard to believe that almost 5 years have passed since the Washington football team signed a hard-nosed intergalactic badass by the name of Kirk Cousins — a true G that carries the swag of Star-Lord and the devil-may-care decision making of B.A. Baracus.

The similarities to Kirk Cousins are pretty uncanny. If I have the space on my team, I’m definitely going to throw a few bucks at the possibility of cashing in on this Kirk Cousins clone.