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Gone Fishin’: A Scott Fish Bowl Draft Recap

by Matt Babich, August 2, 2022

The time has come yet again for analysts, fans, and celebrities to come together and compete in THE premiere pro-am fantasy charity tournament, the Scott Fish Bowl. Founded in 2010 by devy-inventor Scott Fish, the Scott Fish Bowl is a place for community, philanthropy, and adapting to a very unique rule-set. This format pushes quarterbacks and pass-catchers (most specifically, elite tight ends) into a higher tier of value. Because of this, it’s vital to secure at least one top-10 quarterback and either a dominant tight end, or a pass-catching workhorse back.

Receivers are the most valuable in the early-middle to middle rounds because of the positional advantage that you can gain by prioritizing other positions in the first few rounds. Target hogs that are itching to explode like CeeDee Lamb and D.J. Moore are ripe for the taking in the early-middle rounds. The drop off in value is much steeper at quarterback, running back, and tight end in this range. Overall, the objective of this draft was to capitalize on value discounts while putting together a diverse build catered to the unique scoring format.

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ADP Comparison: Structural Differences Between Underdog and FFWC

by Dario Offstein, August 1, 2022

When it comes to drafting on sites with differing settings, the ADPs on each site reflect the strategy differences needed to succeed. Additionally, these ADP variations affect values of individual players. In this article, we’ll examine how these differences can be leveraged in order to draft structurally strong teams in high-stakes leagues on FFWC and in best ball leagues on Underdog.

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Dario Offstein’s Must Draft List for 2022 Fantasy Football

by Dario Offstein, July 29, 2022

The best part about playing Fantasy Football is drafting your Fantasy Football team in the fall with all of your friends. But after that, a lot of leagues tend to lose their juice because some owners draft bad players. The goal with this must-draft list series is to assure you do NOT draft “Bad Players” or values, but instead draft the “Best Players” or the best values.

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HIGH STAKES ADP REACTION

by Theo Gremminger, July 28, 2022

July 4th has come and gone, and we are less than a month away from the Hall of Fame Game in Canton. Fantasy drafters are starting to pivot fully to redraft mode, and in high-stakes leagues, the money is already in action. New ADPs are starting to get established. Some players who were best ball values in May are settling into new summer prices.

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Running Back ADP Trends

by Aditya Fuldeore, July 24, 2022

Last season, Ingram had double digit points in three out of four games with Kamara out last season, with a top-8 finish in week eight. He also had 19 targets in those four games without Kamara, almost taking on Kamara’s full role in his absence. Tony Jones and Abram Smith may pose a threat to Ingram’s workload, but Jones could not step forward last season and Smith is a UDFA rookie. Ingram is still the primary beneficiary of a Kamara suspension.

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Meta-Trends for One-Quarterback Drafts

by Joel Ybarra, July 22, 2022

Fantasy analysis most often takes on a micro-perspective. We focus on which wide receiver or running back will finish number one overall at their position or which player will outdo another in a given positional tier. These ranking and tier discussions are helpful starting points, but to develop a robust draft plan we need to zoom out and take on a meta-perspective.

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Cody Carpentier’s Must-Draft List for 2022 Fantasy Football

by Cody Carpentier, July 21, 2022

Not a lot needs to be said for Jalen Hurts in Fantasy Football. If you are a fan of the Eagles, the talent that Hurts possesses is apparent, but if you just listen to the Philadelphia media, you’d think otherwise. In 2021, Jalen Hurts finished Top 10 in Fantasy points in each of the first 7 weeks of the season, while racking up Twelve QB1 Weeks over the course of the season.

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It’s Time to Fade Amari Cooper

by Shervon Fakhimi, July 19, 2022

Has there been a player, heading into a fantasy football draft, where summoning the will to hit the draft button takes everything out of you? Any time he’s there for you to draft, you shrug and ignore him because you don’t really want him? I’ve felt that way about a myriad of players but especially so regarding Amari Cooper.

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Fantasy Football Arbitrage: Finding Value

by Theo Gremminger, July 18, 2022

We like Jonathan Taylor because he is an outstanding player with previous success, runs behind one of the best offensive lines in football, and has an improved quarterback. He is a clear value in an extraordinary situation, and we also have previous success in a very similar situation. In this article, I examine what I call fantasy football arbitrage.

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The Podfathers Must-Draft List for 2022 Fantasy Football

by Cody Carpentier, July 17, 2022

The best part about playing Fantasy Football is drafting your Fantasy Football team in the fall with all of your friends. But after that, a lot of leagues tend to lose their juice because a lot of owners draft bad players. The goal with this must-draft list series is to assure you do NOT draft “Bad Players” or values, but instead draft the “Best Players” or the best values. Reading an article about the best players to draft is only part of the job, you also have to draft the team, not show up drunk on draft night and let values fly by you, there is game theory to take into account. Don’t overlook draft night. The Podfather will not have all six players on every fantasy team nor should you but these will be his most rostered in 2022, and he believes you should jump on board. The following players are The Podfather’s Must-Draft targets for the 2022 Fantasy Football season.

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