Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings: With Tournament Bonus Video (2nd Video)

This week 3 has 2 regular season games to take data from, as we must balance that still with regular season data from last season combined with what we have seen on the field. If you notice in my weekly update for season long rankings on my menu page, there are some major changes form top to bottom. This includes Julio Jones ranked above Antonio Brown but below Micheal Thomas as the #1 WR. Thomas is trending up while Jones is gaining much more consistancy throughout the past 2 years, along with the huge upside if M. Ryan can hit him deep, and he has tried. This list will have to be updated daily up to gameday at 1pm with notes added for any changes leading up to kickoff.

Here’s the Video: Also below are the top consensus projections for PPR leagues among top experts and computers in the industry. If any questions about these, please leave a comment below. 

 

Patrick Mahomes
KC
2
Ben Roethlisberger
PIT
3 Cam Newton CAR
4 Tom Brady NE
5
Deshaun Watson
HOU
6 Aaron Rodgers GB
7 Drew Brees NO
8 Ryan Fitzpatrick TB
9
J. Garropppolo
SF
10 Russell Wilson SEA
11 Kirk Cousins MIN
12 Philip Rivers LAC
13 Andrew Luck IND
14 Jared Goff LAR
15 Matt Ryan ATL
16 Blake Bortles JAC
17 Carson Wentz PHI
18 Andy Dalton CIN
19
Matthew Stafford
Det
20 Alex Smith WAS
1 Alvin Kamara NO
2 Todd Gurley LAR
3 Ezekiel Elliott DAL
4 Melvin Gordon LAC
5 David Johnson ARI
6 James Conner PIT
7 Dalvin Cook MIN
8
Christian McCaffrey
CAR
9 Jordan Howard CHI
10 Kenyan Drake MIA
11 Kareem Hunt KC
12 Saquon Barkley NYG
13 Tevin Coleman ATL
14
Marshawn Lynch
OAK
15 Jay Ajayi PHI
16 Giovani Bernard CIN
17 Adrian Peterson WAS
18 Lamar Miller HOU
19 Chris Thompson WAS
20 Matt Breida SF
21 Phillip Lindsay DEN
22 Carlos Hyde CLE
23 Alex Collins BAL
24 P Barber TB
25 Dion Lewis TEN
1 Antonio Brown PIT
2 Michael Thomas NO
3 Julio Jones ATL
4
DeAndre Hopkins
HOU
5 Mike Evans TB
6 A.J. Green CIN
7 Tyreek Hill KC
8 Brandin Cooks LAR
9
JuJu Smith-Schuster
PIT
10 Stefon Diggs MIN
11 T.Y. Hilton IND
12 Odell Beckham NYG
13 Davante Adams GB
14 Keenan Allen LAC
15 Adam Thielen MIN
16 Jarvis Landry CLE
17
Emmanuel Sanders
DEN
18 Golden Tate DET
19 Will Fuller HOU
20 DeSean Jackson TB
21 Kenny Golladay DET
22 Nelson Agholor PHI
23 Marvin Jones DET
24 Amari Cooper OAK
25
Demaryius Thomas
DEN
26 Chris Hogan NE
27 Sammy Watkins KC
28 Quincy Enunwa NYJ
29 Cooper Kupp LAR
30 Kenny Stills MIA
1 Rob Gronkowski NE
2 Travis Kelce KC
3 Zach Ertz PHI
4 Jordan Reed WAS
5 Trey Burton CHI
6 Evan Engram NYG
7 Jimmy Graham GB
8 George Kittle SF
9 Jesse James PIT
10 David Njoku CLE
11 Kyle Rudolph MIN
12 Jared Cook OAK
13 Will Dissly SEA
14 O.J. Howard TB
15 Eric Ebron IND
16 Benjamin Watson NO
17 Jack Doyle IND
18
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
JAC
19 Austin Hooper ATL
20 Tyler Eifert CIN
1 Vikings MIN
2 Jaguars JAC
3 Bears CHI
4 Texans HOU
5 Rams LAR
6 Broncos DEN
7 Eagles PHI
8 Browns CLE
9
Seahawks
SEA
10 Dolphins MIA
11 Cowboys DAL
12 Patriots NE
13 Panthers CAR
14 Falcons ATL
15 Giants NYG
16 Saints NO
17 Chargers LAC
18 Bengals CIN
19 Ravens BAL
20 Packers GB
21 Chiefs KC
22 Jets NYJ
23 Cardinals ARI
24 Raiders OAK

See the DFS Army Research Station for more of what these experts, as they are known for, to provide you the same tools tools the profesionals use.

Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings, Projections for Fanduel

For this week in the NFL I will go into some basic strategy for this week and go right into the rankings by position, regardless of price. When playing salary cap football, you must have your Core Base Players for your %50/50’s, Double Ups and Head to Head matchups. Pay up for running backs who get a good workload/share with targets to score more points. Find out all of this info and more advice at the DraftDashBoard.com. Then I would suggest waiting and getting a feel for under owned stud and value sleepers, setting those the day of the Sunday main slates, unless playing on another slate, setting sooner.

Also we have some data from last week, however this small sample size is not enough to yet have a standard deviation and co-efficient variable, of interest to cash game and GP players as well, and her’es why, you’ll want that ready for next week and beyond. This is one of my key fantasy football articles for 2018, even though written in 2016. This method really helps you understand how to differentiate the 2 type of players.

Here are the raw rankings for this weeks scoring on fanduel. This does not include potential upside tournament plays. in other words, this list entails which players should actually score the most points on fanduel.

Quarterback Rankings:

  1. Ben Roethlisberger 7.3, 0.4 Dev./CV
  2. Drew Brees 3.48, 0.5 Dev./CV
  3. Alex Smith 9, 0.48 Dev./CV
  4. Deshaun Watson Avg. 23.6 PG flr of 6.7
  5. Patrick Mahomes 19.9 PG flr of 11.4
  6. Jered Goff Avg 14.8 flr of 4.8
  7. Philip Rivers of Avg 18 flr of 6.5
  8. Russell Wilson Avg 20.5 flr of 8.3
  9. Tom Brady 20.8 PG 5.3 flr
  10. Jimmy Garopolo Avg 15.6 flr of 5.1
  11. Case Keenum Avg 14.5 flr of 4.2
  12. M. Stanford Avg 18.1 flr of 8.1

Running Back Rankings:

  1. Todd Gurley Avg 16.6 flr of 1.9
  2. Alvin Kamara Avg 18.8 flr of 4.2
  3. Melvin Gordon Avg 14 flr of .5
  4. James Conner
  5. David Johnson Avg 17.9 flr of 2.2
  6. Zeke Elliott Avg 19.8 flr of 4.2
  7. Dalvin Cook Avg 14.1 flr of 7.4
  8. Kareem Hunt Avg 16.1 flr of 3.1
  9. Christian McCaffrey Avg 11.7 flr of 6.4
  10. Carlos Hyde
  11. Saquon Barkley 1 game of 19.8
  12. Jay Ajayi
  13. Adrian Peterson Avg 11.3 flr of .4
  14. Chris Thompson

Wide Receiver Rankings:

  1. Antonio Brown
  2. Michael Thomas
  3. Keenan Allen
  4. Julio Jones
  5. Odell Beckham
  6. Jarvis Landry
  7. DeAndre Hopkins
  8. JuJu Smith-Schuster
  9. Demaryius Thomas
  10. Golden Tate
  11. Emmanuel Sanders
  12. Tyreek Hill
  13. Allen Robinson
  14. Josh Gordon
  15. Mike Evans
  16. Randall Cobb
  17. Mike Crabtree
  18. Adam Thilen
  19. Stef Diggs
  20. Robby Anderson

Best Game Totals too Take Advantage of:

  1. LA Rams RB, Defense
  2. NO RB, QB, WR
  3. Pit RB, QB, WR
  4. SF QB, RB, WR, TE
  5. Wash QB, RB, TE, Slot
  6. Den QB, WR, RB, Defense
  7. LA Chargers RB, Defense
  8. Atl RB, Defense, #1 WR
  9. Min RB, QB, WR, TE, Defense
  10. KC QB, WR, TE

 

 

Fantasy Football Week 1 Projections 2018; Start with these 7 Stud Players

From my research for this week in fantasy football for week 1 of the 2018 season, so far I can say that its best with only a few exceptions to go with some stud players in trying to catch some wins this week.

While rookies and 2nd year unproven commodities will have their day, I don’t think it will be this week.

Here are the fist tier, which includes 7 players that should be your captains heading into week one in Cash, tournament and season long football leagues.

Fantasy Football Week 1 Projections: 7 Must Plays
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Its about time to get it started. There is a ton of research to do but no one really knows. To win you have to stay consistent in your process all year long. I have a sure strategy that worked all last year, in making sure, whether the competition is stiff or light, with new people coming into the game, this article will help you stay on top, winning over %50 of your games.See my Standard Deviation Article. This way as long as you beat your head to head opponent, one week at a time, you stay in the mix for the playoffs and championship.

Build some of your lineups around these players if your can, starting with the Brad/Gonk stack. Then try for the Thomas/Brees combo. When you go from there, you will see easy ways of building hundreds of lineups if you like using the draftdashboard. This is an easy to use model, which helps you not only in basic research, but also to sort your priority list such as this one, and sort with whatever you can afford to work with in your DraftKings, Fanduel, or other places to play throughout the 2018 year.

 

How to get ready for a Fantasy Football Draft in 2018

When you are preparing for your fantasy football draft for 2018 you can make the process very easy by doing just 3 simple steps.

Step 1

First, find out what type of league you are playing in and how many teams will be in your league. Most leagues will be standard scoring unless the site has settings on and the commissioner has set up custom league scoring. In most cases this is not modified.

Also you must find your league setting for wherever you play and determine whether it is setup as PPR or Non-PPR. PPR stands for Point or 1/2 point per reception. You can default your scoring to PPR if it is a 1/2 point PPR. This way, you will be sure to take into accurate consideration the receptions your players will obtain.

How to get ready for a Fantasy Football Draft in 2018

2nd Step

You will then want to go to Sportsline.com for the Site, amount of players you have in your league, and the scoring types mentioned above. This will give you a spreadsheet to go by on draft day. This is really the best place to go compared to other places which may have you confused and charge you a significant amount as well.

3rd Step

Check in with as many reliable and detailed injury reports as possible. Get dialed in with podcasts such as espn’s fantasy football show, which get most detailed compared with others for expert physician tips. The Pick6 Podcast from CBS had a recent interview with a Dr. as well to help keep on top of and get a better understanding of what various types of injuries mean to the prospects of a player having a successful fantasy football season. Once you have the higher risk injuries assessed as much as possible, you can even eliminate those risks altogether. Or if you take one in late rounds that is fine as well.

Its a Season Long Strategy

Remember, in weekly fantasy football you only have to beat 1 opponent. So that means you are not going up against your whole league all at once. Just take it one game at a time and stop worrying about the whole season during a draft. Eliminate risks and take players who have shown to be consistent values all season long. A low standard deviation will help with this as I will help give numbers as the season goes on, giving you valuable insights as to players you could look at picking up during the season so you can beat your opponent and win the next week. See one of my 2017 articles, Beating the standard deviation, As I will get more into detail with this topic this season in coming weeks.

 

 

The Return of CFB to Fantasy Football! A way to Dominate College Competition

College Fantasy Football is Back and here are my tips in order of importance getting right into it. There is good news and bad news though, about the restart of CFB Fantasy. That is that there is much less technical info on the game then in the professional level of NFL, unless a service really offers something I have not seen before. The great news is that there is no advantage anyone else should have as far as paying for Optimizers, spreadsheets, cheatsheets, and Lineup generators for NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL.

  1. Vegas Lines

as always in fantasy sports, vegas lines matter in every sport.

2. CFB Depth Charts.

The depth charts are supposed to be most reliable on ourlads.com. They can however even be found directly on the DrafKings site when entering your lineups. I have noticed for the Thurseday slate to start the season, that there is a QB, as a  tip, that is less expensive than the supposed starter, per Dratkings for Texas A&M. However ourlads has the 2nd most expensive option as the staring QB for $900 less salary. Maybe this could be a split QB comp

Daily Fantasy Football Sports Advice: Domination of the Expert Field.

To begin the daily fantasy football season, and get the best advice, you want more than a handicapper. Making your own way successful is life changing. And you can do it sometimes in little time.

The experts are in the field of daily fantasy and season long sports, and we all have to admit, its the funnest arena there is out there by far!

So what advice and help can I really offer you today besides the tools to get you started? (there is always the pitch right?) even in other sports besides baseball.

Best advice to Give in DFS Sports

Well, experience is the key. Playing season long fantasy football since 1999 and daily fantasy football since 2012 there is a lot to learn from. We all thought we were good at one point, only to lose our whole bankroll. I never lost everything all at once thankfully, but the bank roll has been refilled many times over the years.

Results of the Best of the Best

How about actual results to show? Admittedly, I have not been one of those 100k+ winners. Hopefully that will come in my lifetime, but here are some of the absolute best scenarios. Intro to the 2018 daily fantasy football season. As you read on there, you will find HOW they did win some of those tournaments, and even some consistent thousands of dollar value wins outside of those large field wins.

To open yourself up to a large door of opportunity, don’t hesitate to get all of the knowledge tools, training, and coaching with diversification in all sports and all seasons, heck, even including NFL pre-season here.

College Sports Advice

Want to get into College Football season for 2018. Here is a total breakdown of what experts had to say about winning contests from back in 2015, since it has now returned on draftkings, here is 5 ways to start winning in college football. including the actual winning results as well. I recall getting a few wins myself back in those days…

When you keep up with the articles of advice on DFSArmy, and their offer, you really don’t need to go anywhere else, browsing through hundreds of sites, to get information on the main NFL matchups, will take time. Let’s face it, all of the time needed in research and daily advice will take a lot of time away from your wife and family if you have, and that never leads to good things. keep yourself laser focused on the games, in the right amount of given time for success.

The Best Place to Get Season long DFS advice, research, and Optimization.

Its going to be a crazy season with tons of sports and info out there, and to try and succeed you must, must have the right resources at your fingertips to enjoy the harvest of the season in nfl, and coming in the future, nba, and nhl. The Domination of the expert field is more than possible with The Research Station and Optimzer Stable, branded with the DFS Army for your research and lineups setup all seasons long.

 

 

 

What is Chalk in DFS and How To Identify for Separation?

Chalk in DFS is the pool of players in your salary cap daily fantasy game that are highly owned. On a 10-15 game slate this should be anywhere from %25-95 such as on Fanduel.

This “Chalk is no so desirable in tournament games or contests that pay out over X5 your investment or games that pay out only around %10-15 of the contestants.

Chalk, however is desirable if you are taking into consideration the highest performing players depending on the sport. I will illustrate a perfect example of identifying chalk in an MLB contest, which has high variance compared to other sports,

High variance = less consistent players.

I will help to identify the most consistent pitchers in my article Fantasy baseball sleepers for rest of 2018 season here where I will get into on larger slates, except for sunday, as I have started to take that day off for football or other activities.

So what do most good DFS players do in MLB DFS to counteract the high variance? They look for Low variance Pitchers because that is the only low variance position on the baseball field. Next they look at players that have high OPS, Woba, and ISO to get Hot hitters to fill out their rosters.

In order to get hot players in Cash games or %50/50 along with head to head, they gain a high percentage of wins in these contests. I was surprised to learn that some professional DFS players win up to around %70 of their contests.

Here is a contest from the main saturday showing the owner percentage of each player I chose using the identifying marks described above to get these higher ownership players

What is Chalk in DFS

What is Chalk in DFS

Here is a video that shows it overall a bit better along with the process.

As you can also see, I separated myself with the winning advantage with 2 key differentiation players including my pitcher Fulty and my Util. spot, with Lucas Duda. Thats all you really need to win these type of higher cash investments.

As a fantasy player now for years, I have learned from experiences. Bank roll and strategy are essential to every sport. Don’t lose any more, visit DFSArmy for more instruction, coaching, along with the latest technology in analytics using the state of the art Domination Station today. Don’t hold back from a small investment in your game, earning an easy %20 on your returns instead of re-depositing monthly from your paycheck of hard earned money. Make it fun and safe!

Fantasy Football Prep 2018 WFF Predictions

Here is your Wealthy Fantasy Football Expert Fantasy Football predictions for the upcoming 2018 season.

What will I be predicting here????

Predicting things that very well have a chance to happen.

Am I recommending you follow every rankings referenced in thelink to my rankings at the bottom? know because it depends more on your draft and how it goes during the season long draft you have entered.

UPDATE: 8/16 @ 7:11am

Go to Fansided.com for week 2 pre-season notes, the best rundown I have found so far. Also download the playerline app to keep updates going throughout the day.

You can take a chance on one of the players such as the one I will get into and leave the rest of the picks to the conventional picks that every fantasy football analyst out there will continue to predict such as Todd Gurley # 1 followed by Bell…

Every year there are certainly unpredictable things that WILL HAPPEN.

The only thing you can do is hope for the best, since no one saw Gurley coming in as #1 last year, so here it goes. Nothing to lose mentality.

Bold Predictions

The Leading Rusher in the NFL and best fantasy football RB will be Dalvin Cook. 

Cook has proven reports from camp from the media showing him to be a much improved back from last year. And last year he was very good in limited reps. Since many of these type of predictions are never easy, I will go with Cook as my #1 option at the RB position if he falls to me. Its very difficult to repeat as a 1200 yard and 400 yard receiving year = 1600 yards from scrimmage, let alone repeat as the league leading rusher. Kareem Hunt is not likely to finish again with this crown, as Cook’s opportunity is better. The hype coming out of camp is that his knee is better than it was before the injury.. If that’s medically possible than great! I will buy in for now. A running team backed by a great defense. They are hungry to get him running as the main 3 down starter. He was on pace for nearly 2000 yards from scrimmage before the ACL tear according to NFL.com

The 2018 Pre-Season MVP will be…… 

Update as of 8/15/18: Well, I did allow one week to pass to decide this one, to get a bit better feel. While the pre-season has nothing to do with the regular season results, and it can be very boring, I will give these high performers of the pre-season a ride to Wins!

Demarcus Robinson WR KC, and Byron Marshall, RB Wash.

The Best Stack of the season will be:

That honor will go to Carson Wentz and Zack Ertz. Seriously, how have we reached the day when the QB/TE is a better stack then a QB/WR stack? This is the year of the RB and TE, taking pressure off QB’s to be the stuff teams are made of, and looking for alternative routes to playing the high octane, downfield passing models developed by QB’s like the 83′ draft class, Brett Favre, Brady, Manning, and Brees. These type of quarterbacks are aged, and/or not in play anymore. So we will see these other positions pick up, if all goes according to recent theory.

For my up to date Fantasy football Weekly PPR rankings, see my Draft Board Page.

That will do it for today, I may add more to these Bold Predictions in the coming days.

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Best Fantasy Football Strategy for 2018: Game Stacks

For those who are familiar enough with the fantasy football strategy of stacking here are some things to incorporate into your game for 2018.

Game stacks actually work best in other sports like MLB and NHL if you are into those types of sports. I will occasionally make an article on those topics as well for game stack. However the right 2 or 3 players from an NFL team or game will further enhance your ability to separate yourself from the field. I will now explain the strategy.

What is a Game Stack?

A game stack is not a traditional stack where you simply make a connection commonly used with a QB/WR combo or a TE perhaps joining the 3 together as well. With a traditional stack, NFL analytics can do well for you if you are able to understand the NFL game and choose the teams that are utilizing the analytics aspect of the game with teams that are successfully utilizing 4th downs for example, you will give yourself a huge edge!

An offense like the Philadelphia Eagles will be very interesting this 2018 year. Because they are aggressive and take more shots in the passing game on first to 4th down, they are taking the calculated risk of out scoring their opponent by perhaps a large number. So while this game stack strategy may be difficult to calculate who will even get the ball and get touchdowns, it may be easy to see, that the team the is opposite of them, depending on how good the offense is in the passing game. This team may have the opportunity to make big chunks of yards in the passing game as a general rule. The only problem is, with a defense as good as the eagles, you could have your team committing turnovers in this situation, running up the Eagles Fantasy DST. In this scenario, Eagles offense = Eagles DST game stack.

Whats the difference between a Game Stack and a Regular Stack?

A regular stack really gives no consideration the game within the game, or the total game opportunity for the opposing team as expanded on in the previous example. As a more simple example let’s say a team plays good defense, like to run the ball, and should be ahead vs. their opponent. You then have yourself a RB/DST game stack.

What are the best Stack Combos Overal?

Best Fantasy Football Strategy for 2018

As we can see according to the picture, the rule is that the QB-WR stack is the most viable option to use. You could also be creative with the RB-DST, RB-WR, QB-TE, and even WR-K.

Let’s get Real in NFL DFS

The odds of getting a large cash payout in the daily fantasy space is kind of rare. In order to obtain the very best daily fantasy football strategy for winning upwards of $1000’s of dollars it can be a realistic way, using enough game stack and regular stack lineups. Now most people are busy and have limited time to research NFL statistics all day.

However, you can runs 10’s to 100’s or even a 1000 stack at the touch of a button providing yourself with enough potential scenarios based on team analytics and the MOSTLY all wise vegas lines to be profitable each and every week provided you have the hedge of Cash games, or in other words contests where around %50 of the entries win profit!

How could such a task be operated?

Well how do professionals generate their lineups? Using Rules such as shown on screen here:

Best daily fantasy football strategy for stacking
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As you can see where the curser is, on CREATE NEW RULE, this tool with the DFSArmy allows you to create the exact type of stack you want and with diversification across as many lineups as you want.

You can join the research strategists who offer personal assistance and coaching through their war rooms and provide guidance weekly with exclusive articles, research, spreadsheets, and many more tools such as the one shown.

Would you like further evidence that this and other strategies shown works? Not only is their a wall of wins provided as the experts post their results, but here is showing the results of the quarter tournament and the winning that usually occur because of this similar strategy:

We are using Fanduel for this example

best fantasy football results 2018

As shown, I finished 21st of  of thousands and won an easy $20. The guy who had 3 finishes in the top 10 was “runningupacheck”, from the DFSArmy with the logo.

I had never seen or realized the extent of the dfs team of dfsarmy, and the results they are getting until I personally joined and started using all of their tools and coaching, to see greater results.

Most importantly, I have a good time this football season, and lower your losses with solid strategies for 2018

Want to Go deeper into my secret strategies for Wining %57 of my lineups

last year? Take a look at my article on finding the best consistent or 

non-consistent players whenever you need for your nfl drafts

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Best Daily Fantasy Baseball Sleepers for Rest of 2018

In creating a valuable list of fantasy baseball sleepers for 2018, we will not be getting into season long leagues. It seems that at this point in the season it would be difficult to make a difference in these leagues.

We will focus on the daily game, and some possible guys to use in a daily tournament contest, or possibly a head to head contest. I invite you to one of these contests hosted by myself by clicking on one of the blue highlighted links, to change daily this week.

To build out this article I will have to add one daily prospect for a sleeper that I have discovered while playing on one of the sites such as Fanduel or DraftKings. So the order will come in which I find them daily over the rest of this week. Got it?

 

Best Daily Fantasy Baseball Sleepers
For Best Daily Fantasy Baseball Sleepers Updated Daily for Main DFS Slates

If you have a chance to notice, if you stay on the site here and do enough research you will find these are best recommended in terms of probably 3  most important MLB DFS Stats, being the most advanced.

Those would be Woba, WISO, and WOPS. These are weighted or adjusted numbers in terms of batting percentages vs. the opposing pitcher that take the matchup into account. You can google these baseball terms to learn more.

Remember, look at the matchups, stats, and Vegas lines, and most importantly, have fun as you make your lineups, and get the players you want..

Here is the Tournament Stack for Fri. 8/10/18:

This is for specifically the Main Daily Slate on Fanduel: 

Tier 1:

Tier 2: