How To Win In Fantasy Football 🏈

How to win in fantasy football? That has been a question well asked and a question we will answer right now💰🏈 the best we can. This will specifically be in fantasy daily contest applications but can also be used in season long leagues such as yahoo fantasy football.

When considering this subject, that is simply the object of the game to simply define: score more points than your opponent(s). For the day.

There are a few simple things to keep in mind:

Keys To Winning Consistently:

  1. Just Play Good Players
  2. Play Players that have Best Scoring avg on the Year or PPG
  3. Use Advanced Algorithms
  4. Use Common Sense Fundamentals

The first point, playing good players seems like very common sense in the first place, but if over-complicating your matchup evaluations and worrying about every detail, you may miss out on playing a player that is very worthy of starting and not build your lineup around him as he could rightfully be referred to as a “STUD.”

Warning: These Are Advanced Strategies

Definition  of Fantasy Stud: A player who week in and week out performs around his average points per game, and outperforms his average points per game (PPG) more so than he under-performs. How though, you may ask, can a player more often outperform his PPG then under-perform, when the average is the mean of the 2 varying numbers from week to week?  How to win in fantasy football                                                               Well, that depends on the Co-efficient Variable and Deviation from that Mean number. Also referred to in my article, as the Coefficient of Variation or (CV) Definitely check out the article there to see the picture painted better.

There is still another set of rules, you could say, to factor into your determining the best players for a day, taking into account the advanced algorithms and many programs take into account to make Computer Based Decisions. I have found that this varies, based on the software developer of various optimizers, which will give you varied results.

How can you get a accurate estimation of the best chances of getting players, and winning the 3-6 figure contest games? I’ll show you here in this video: 

As you can see, this is an advanced algorithm along with common sense factors included such as batting order in baseball, as well as, even though not mentioned in the video, injury status is used fundamentally.

In terms of one of the options, at least one, if not more that you will need to use, to take risk with is SLEEPERS.

A Fantasy football sleeper is defined here by Fantasy Sports Hero.com

So when a player is not recognized by others to be a fantasy stud for whatever reason, he is considered one of these sleepers.

To remain competitive, or to start getting a very competitive edge when it comes to this advanced rankings and algorithm system, which is not available on any free site, directly from my experience visit: dfsfreereport.com to opt into the free report, or go directly to Draftdashboard.com to get started with these Advanced Strategies.

Start before football season, getting acclimated to the system and using it such as the way I prefer to use it above. 🔝 and get started Before you enter another single paid lineup❗️

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Fantasy Football Tips: Search For Value

When looking at fantasy football tips, you will always be looking for best value, in any format of a league, you need to be focused on taking players that will perfom beyond what their expectations were the previous year or ADP currently is. My list has changed a lot from last years, ADP projected.Fantasy Football Tips: Value based picks

If you can project to surpass your competition in projecting points, thats it, you win, and thats the bottom line in winning, sine anyone can take a expert cheat sheet or come up with their own, and the influence of the top picked guys will always be gone by the 1,2,3rd rounds and beyond. Let’s go over some pivotal points that set up many people to win their leagues last year(s).

Tip #1 Go against the grain on certain players.

Ex. #1 Le’Veon Bell: He was taken many times at bargain in drafts considering his 3 game suspension, and still finished as one of the very best. Imagine him playing 16 games this year?

Ex. #2 Tom Brady: The deciding player, of whose value surpassed most other QB’s again, as all you had to do was draft someone like Kirk Cousin or Derek Carr, although those guys are going to go higher this year.

Ex. # 3 a negative one, but the RB in Miami last year was actually supposed to be Arian Foster. No where to be found now, and so Ajayi was a great pickup at he right time when the opportunity came about. Take a lesson regarding older RB’s. Especially ones who were always hurt. Taking a younger RB can always pay off in rounds 3-15.

Tip #2 General Lineup Building Strategy:

This tip has to do with in season, or daily lineups building. Keep in mind the nature of the teams you are working with as defined by a  team sport. In baseball, many fantasy guys look for stacks. Stacks in football need only be a QB/WR or QB/TE threat to score together. I will have to use Stacking as my next post tipic, including when to employ the strategy itself. Always use the recent game scoring log available at DraftDashboard to make sure they are performing up to their given price tag. When entering into a season for weeks 1-2, you have to go with your gut, as well as the previous years fantasy scored stats to understand their value, along with team Free Agent and coaching changes, which change the dynamic of the team itself. A switch from a passing to a running balanced team hurts some players and helps others.

Tip #3 Hot/Cold along with Vs Matchups

If there really is such a thing as hot/cold, we do know they happen. Count you ever count on the same trend to continue the same way. No. What you can do is look at the opportunity a player has and see how easy it could be to potentially get more points than what their average PPG, or Points Per Game is going to be. This can be helped of course, by the Defensive rankings from last year, Free Agent Pickups, Coaching changes, and injuries, along with Pre-season findings, if you want to say the pre games matter at all. In evaluating individual talents I believe it does. In team defense, I believe it does not.

Tip # 4 to wrap it up for 2017

While Zeke Ellliott may seem to be one to align with what is now going on in terms of projections such as Bell or Brady, it seems uncertain first of all, whether Elliot will serve all games of the 6 game suspension, at least trying to bring it down to 4 games. So it looks to be at least one more game then these guys mentioned. This would literally be the only guy I would say to reach for in the 2nd round. A lot of people are backing off now until the 3rd round, and this could be a mistake, not taking him whenever you had the chance. A lot of value will obviously still be there, taking McFadenn later on.

Fantasy Football Sleeper Report: TE’s

In this article I will explain why this may be a pivotal year for Te’s for 2017 Fantasy Football Sleepers. Consider this a Free Report for these this Key Position.

Taking a bit of Strategy in first, I plan to stay away from high profile TE’s that not only will have a hard time consistently producing because of their offensive situation but will struggle to keep healthy. Keep away from trying to do what everyone else will do, since in order to finish #1 out of 10 or 12 team leagues, you will have to separate yourself in your evaluation of taking a players, or players at this position to solidify your late round options, and increase your chances of picking up as much value as possible. Some risk always involved to win. Here are the guys I was mentioning everyone else is going for:

Fantasy Football Sleeper Report: TE
Thought I would share this Championship Ring I found

Gronk, Jordan Reed, and Travis Kelce, along with Greg Olsen

So here are some guys that have as good a chance as any to produce up to around the same level, given the drop offs happen due to injury.

#1 TE Sleeper: Eric Ebron

This guy is actually NOT drafted at this time in some formats. I really can’t believe this: It shows that people are underestimating his ability. He was one of the best in the red zone for one stretch of the 2nd half of the season, comparable to Gronk. Watch out because he IS in the right given situation with Stafford and Co.

#2 TE Sleeper: Jack Doyle

Doyle will also benefit greatly from a Solid Fantasy QB, who may surprise, reaching elite status again, and Doyle is in position to profit as the main TE there now.

#3 TE Sleeper: Coby Fleener

Fleener is one who could definitely benefit from really good QB play as well. While not as solid as the prior 2, in terms of the offensive changes, maybe more run play action will open up the TE passing offense, like it once was with J. Graham

#4 TE Sleeper: Hunter Henry

Henry is a good position as well, but only thing is he has to share time. When Gates came back, he was not as well used but this year, he should show more consistency and if Gates has any downfall, or injury Henry has proven to be a good pickup.

#5 TE Sleeper: Vernon Davis

Davis shows some nice flashes, and as I eluded to above, Davis has  a TE ahead of him that is often injured. Davis still has that ability that he has had with SF to light up, creating TD opportunities. Obviously Davis does not need to be drafted. Pick him up if needed as a FA.

Fantasy Football Sleeper Report
Thought this was THE Best Example of a Trophy I could find

Also worth mentioning here is Jimmy Graham, while not necassarily considered a sleeper by everyone, but his ADP is not showing his real value probably because of his injury last year.

Also, Zack Ertz, whom I did not necassarily like, but he has really good rapport with Carson Wentz, which means his ADP should also be highere than what it is right now.

NFL Training Camps: Impact On Fantasy Football Teams

Before we get into NFL Training Camps related to Fantasy Football Teams; What was the #1 Worst Motivational Speech Ever Given? It was by Coach Bulldog Turner before the final game in the history of the New York Titans.

The year was 1962, and this ill-fated team was playing in the now-extinct American Football League (AFL) when the coach gave this “motivational talk”: “There won’t be any New York Titans next year, so most of you are playing in your last pro game. Most of you aren’t good enough to play anywhere else.” LOL! This is a great way to end the season. NFL Training Camps

Don’t end your season like this, stay motivated, and enjoy your Fantasy Football Rollor-coaster ride like no other year in camp.

Ok here we go as you can check back, if the subjuct ever even comes up again, but as I LOVE TO DO with these posts I will provide the ULTIMATE SPORTS Ranking for you in terms of the Best,, and Numbers 1-10 on the Pivots of what will impact Your Fantasy Seasons the Most Starting with and EVEN TAKING IT BACK to MINI Camp and thru the Training camp leading up to every team’s pre-season opener: Fantasy football teams

This is not meant to be a typical TOP 10 List, Rather, a Breakdown, or Food for Thought on the BIG QUESTIONS that will matter most and what you must decide on as a Fantasy Football Owner of your Team:  Here they are::

10. Andrew Luck Not Playing in Pre-Season

This is obviously not the biggest news here, so that’s why its ranked #10 in your Fantasy football impactfullness. So while Luck is not ready to play any time soon, will this have any long term, or residual effects on the 2017 season? Better be watching the unravel for the sake of any fantasy player you pick up for 2017. This Great impacts his overall ADP so far.

9. Who Will Be the Cleveland Browns Staring QB

While this does not seem like something that will matter to you, but while at the start, Kody Kessler was the Starting QB at he start of mini camp, it was a certified FACT last year, that A RECORD 4 Quarterbacks did make it into the top 10 QB in fantasy for the week last year. That long list includes RGIII, Kessler, Kevin Hogan, and Josh McCown. Does this carry over into 2017? Well, the Browns of course, hope to run the ball better, but the fundamentals of the game state: When playing from behind, the passing game will take over. DeShone Kizer and Brock Osweiler are added in 2017.

8. The Washington Redskins may have Best Fantasy Defense in 2017

Yes, keep a keen eye on this as well this coming year as the Redskins set the pace for the Free Agency Market in 2017, as Fantasy Defense does MAKE A LARGE IMPACT on Fantasy Football, and with key additions along the defensive line, DeAngelo Hall taking a pay cut to stay on a a nickel back, and with the NFL’s #1 Corner, the Skins have a formidable Defense.

See my Fantasy Football Team Rankings for D/ST

7. The Redskins Offense in Transition:

I also believe that IF you are drafting any Redskins RB AND IF you can handle the week to week change of RB status in the NFL at this level of Fantasy football, that is if you do not draft high enough to take one of the Future HALL OF FAMERS I will discuss next. Your Management of offensive backfields such as the Redskins AND, the COUSINS non-signing including the integration of T. Pryor, and J. Doctson into the Offense, which I believe will not hurt but Help Cousins, in his consistency for 2017 will make these combinations one of the Best in the NFL.

6. Which RB will you choose if you have the #1 Pick?

For this one, let’s consider for a moment, which HOF RB would you rather have in his prime? LaDanian Tomlinson, Terrel Davis, or Marshall Faulk? There are all good right? But which is better for fantasy. Well, I would say either Tomlinson or Faulk would be fine. Both players set the standard for running and Receptions in the NFL and Fantasy . So who measures up best in fantasy today? So far, L. Bell, while Johnson and Elliott have to gain and prove more consistency for better value.

5. How will the Cardinals Do When Carson Palmer Gets Hurt?

As we have seen, after the first pre-season scrimmage Blaine Gabbert is a capable backup. So as Carson Palmer ages, and we hope if you end up taking him whether in season long or even a sneaky type of daily fantasy start, who will be the backup and will Drew Stanton or Gabbert be capable to save you a lot of Cash in Tournaments, or just hold you a spot in season long leagues to get you a win. REMEMBER, scrappy working Fantasy Football Managers WIN games in the trenches, with players that save money or original draft picks, being undrafted, used to win Leagues. Even though DraftDashboard my not pick up the backups’ in their algorithm, you can bet your fundamentals WILL CARRY YOU FAR to IMPACT your team.

4. Will the Dolphins Find a Guy?

With Ryan Tannehill currently trying to get a positive 2nd opinion on his injury, someone may very well have to take over for a while. An while I’m NOT SURE if Tannehill is the franchise, other guys here have an opportunity. That’s all you need in the NFL. One chance to show who you are and what you can accomplish. Matt Moore, Jay Cutler, or Colin Kaepernick? Who might that be? Sleeper Central

3. Will T. Brady find his #1 Receiver?

With Gronk really just HARD TO RELY on, in terms of the best receiver among all positions as training camp all these guys banged up except for Brandon Cooks. IS COOKS the guy, or perhaps the sleeper of the year, or the most improved Fantasy Receiver of the year. A lot of people are expecting a lot of him this year, and he could be in the best position of this trio of pass catchers, including Julian Edelman.

2. Will these RB’s Out, get their JOB BACK?

With teams like the Buccs and the Ravens having their staring RB’s out for a while, will they get their job back? That’s what training camp is about but with these guys not here, because of suspensions and injuries, or combination of both as with the case of Dixon, interestingly, this will impact the Ravens staring RB spot for the rest of the year. At least with Flacco in there to start week one, they can have their passing game in place. As for the Buccs, they seem to have a pair of RBs in there at least until Doug Martin can return, with J. Rogers, and C. Sims trying to make up for the loss.

  1. Who will be the fourth Bell Cow at Fantasy RB?

    So who will be THE guy in fantasy either behind or joining Bell, Johnson, and Elliott as the best, or closest to workhorses on the year? Will it be Melvin Gordon, Leshawn Mccoy, Todd Gurley, or Devonte Freeman? Well, I didn’t want to put this guy ahead, as shown in my rankings above on the menu but Todd Gurley could be the guy to recover from the sophmore slump and return to 2015 form, Glorifying the Fantasy Stud through an improved, offense with better coaching, and a nice OT in Andrew Witworth coming over to block for Gurley. He is healthy and ready to Return.

Fantasy Football PPR Sleepers: WR

Last post, I highlighted Fantasy Football PPR Sleepers at RB. This post will show who to expect to be the highest upside sleepers at WR.

Fantasy Football WR Sleepers

Here is the list of the ADP according to FantasyPros.com fantasy football ppr sleepers at WR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So after the initial 2 rounds, I consider anyone drafted in the 3rd round or later, to be considered a sleeper. If you click on the Overall tab if going there, you will see that the last WR taken the in 2nd round from 3 sources of overall draft is Amari Cooper.

These sleeper listings were updated as of 8/1/17 and you may want to go ahead and get updated sleepers daily in any sport @

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  1. Allen Robinson Jax

Being the #1 sleeper on this list seems unreal as the WR was once with the elite of WR’s 2 seasons ago. He might need to get back that production.

2. Brandon Cooks Pat

A lot of these next guys are not really in offenses that should put up a lot of points due to the QB not being that solid, but here is Cooks and Brady!

3. Alshon Jeffrey Eagles

Jeffrey seems to have what he needs to effectively settle down, learning this offense, and creating space for himself in a crowded WR/TE core.

4. Keenan Allen LOC

Here, you can also see Allen being a #1 Receiver in a good offense, in a tough division though, remember with very good defenses he’s playing.

5. Sammy Watkins Bills

Her’s another sleeper that some will try and count on starting as early as the 3rd round in 12 team leagues. Don’t bet money on his health.

6. Terrelle Pryor Redskins

Pryor has a real opportunity to solidify the #1 receiver spot here on a team that’s quarterback can put up very productive numbers as has been shown that past two seasons. There are a lot worse situations he could have chose

7. Devante Adams GB

Adams was actually in the top 10 in PPR scoring last year. Why can’t he do it again? Look for this sleeper to pick up good amounts of yards, as long as Green Bay does not run into any slumps with Rogers this year.

8. DeAndre Hopkins Hous.

He should be higher on this list, but I have him right with the pack of excellent starting #1 caliber players here, its just that it will be difficult for him to reach top 5 WR status like he did back on 2015 in this offense.

9. DeMaryius Thomas Den.

Another case here of an offense that may not finish in the top 20 offenses all season. similiar to Hopkins, Thomas takes a back seat on fantasy priority draft lists, so you could get a very nice players about 3rd round.

10. Julian Edelman NE

It seems he has steadily improved over the years, baring injury, and has been able to make leaps in his fantasy production, but his upside will not get any higher then last year, so 4th round for him is fine.

11. Doug Baldwin Sea.

I’m not sure how many people really want to draft him where he is going, in the 3rd round. I feel like there were some plays and circumstances, that limit his upside, so this is a fine spot for him.

12. Jarvis Landry Mia.

Staying in the 4th round, I don’t see Landry losing any production from last season being a solid #2 or #3 fantasy option. Try to get him in this round IF you are stacking WRs to finish out your 3rd.

13. Martavis Bryant Pitt.

The ultimate current definition of sleeper. A deeper type of sleeper, but he has shown to be like a #1 wideout, although he never will be.

14. Emannual Sanders Den.

The other Denver guy not getting good results from the offense.

15. Stefon Diggs Minn.

This is a guy who could fall back or go forward in production. Either way, who really knows, but he has the slot WR skillset to succeed at this level in fantasy as a #3 option on your roster.

16. Corey Coleman Cleve.

I am a lot higher than most people per the ADP list but I believe he’s the best option for the Browns in an offense that needs production besides the TE, and Gordon is never coming back. He’s the #1 guy.

17. Tyreek Hill KC

A lot of experts are not taking him as worthy of his current 4th round ADP, but Hill is the kind of sleeper that, now that J. Maklin is gone, he is the #1 option for Smith, and if Smith gets replaced at some point, lookout.

18. Michael Crabtree LV

Crabtree has been considered by one list I saw, to be higher than Cooper in fantasy. While i don’t think this will happen I see Crabtree providing a lot of veteran, consistent value still.

19. Jamison Crowder Wash.

He has upside, young, and can work his way maybe into other roles than slot, but as J. Doctson is supposed to emerge along with Pryor, he remains a sleeper in fantasy PPR but a good value option.

20. Kelvin Benjamin or Larry Fitgerald

Well, i made another spot for both of these guys with similiar body types, one still having upside, and the other, holding onto what he has with age.

Fantasy Football Depth Charts: Impact Free Agents

Here’s a short list for your fantasy football depth charts to consider: The most impactful free agents currently who could make an impact on a fantasy team this year. Once these guys are signed they should contribute in some capacity. But it may take a major injury to bring them onto a team. 

And so, while this is highly likely to happen, expect these guys to get into a camp soon with the training camps opening today around the NFL. 

fantasy football depth chart free agents
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As you may know, I love fantasy football rankings so here are the most likely candidates to into training camps or later on to also make your fantasy roster as a free agent 

Top Ten Fantasy NFL/Fantasy Free Agents

  1. Gary Barnidge

    I still believe this is an extremely good player to actually be out there as a free agent in the NFL. Last year he was on many Fantasy Rosters, and should be on Fantasy Roster depth charts this year as well, at least in deeper leagues. Barnidge had good streamer production as I believe he could jump into the 4th tier of Starting Fantasy TE’s holding up his end of starting caliber production in the top 12 on your fantasy team.

2. Colin Kaepernick

Have we seen the last of this running QB with the great arm? Hopefully unlikely as there are A LOT of QB injuries in this league, and I don’t see how he does not get one. It would not make any sense to me. He was starting for a lot of Fantasy teams last year as well, as I myself recommending starting him many times in leagues.

3. Ryan Clady

Ok, why is an OT on this list? Well, honestly because not that many guys are going to make much of a difference beyond this point, and since a plug in play Offensive Tackle is needed as well, with injuries on the table potentially for any team, Calady could solidify, indirectly a starting RB. Makes sense? If not, don’t worry. Express your comment though. 

4. Ladarius Green

While it may be difficult for a team to trust him as a full time starter, Green may be able to fill in, in the right situation, even though he has never been able to prove himself healthy. In fact, the Chargers gave up on him as the replacement to Antonio Gates, with Hunter Henry, who looks like a top 10 Fantasy TE option. If Green was able to keep healthy, would things be different? 

5. Anquan Bolden

As one of the best WR’s in NFL history, in terms of production in doing his thing, this former College QB, had a brilliant NFL career, from the start of his very first game, out of the gate as a star. Now does he have anything left, besides a mentor role as a player? As probably the best actual veteran option out there, that may be so. 

6. DeAngelo Williams

Here’s a guy that could contribute. He has the ability to be useful as backup back, filling in, but probably not to the extend again that he did for Le’Veon Bell. His days are coming to an end and his being Picky about what team he signs with is self destructive. Any team that offers him something on a roster, he needs to go for. 

7. Stevie Johnson

As a one time starter for the Bills and 49ers, this speedy WR does not seem to have what he once did as the cocky personality even some flashes of big play Chad Johnson like ability, but now he needs to find a spot on a roster, beating out someone much younger. 

8. Larry Donnell 

AS the third TE on this list, its getting harder to write about these guys, but Donnell could fit in somewhere as a veteran option, a surprised option whenever there is an injury.

9. Rashad Jennings

Jennings really seemed to bring the Giants rushing offense down, honestly. Not sure anyone will pick this guy up unless they are somewhat desperate with more than one injury at the position. But, it does happen.

10. Dan Carpenter

Yes even a kicker has a place on the FA list. Just for fun. Check out the huddle for more, although there’s not much there.

 

 

2017 NFL Fantasy Football Rankings

When preparing for your 2017 NFL Fantasy Football Rankings, where do you start?

2017 nfl fantasy football rankings

Hopefully you will pay attention to the ADP, or Average Draft Position in your own fantasy rankings and use this information to make informed decisions  about human tendencies. See this tool @ fantasyfootballcalculator 

Since you can always see this information there, updated daily, and even use and sort according to the “Dashboard”, then this article will go over some of the key strategies and considerations when humans are making these picks. 

When making computer analysis picks always look at the Draft Dashboard, for up to date analysis on GameDay

By the way, as you can see there the setting allows for the black out of the chosen players you already have drafted as well as others picks, to quickly see where you are at during a “live” draft.

For the actual list, I will go ahead and update the top menu section: “Fantasy Football Draft Board” for the Best Value Based on ADP, Computer Rankings, and Fundamentals of Fantasy Football in PPR Leagues across Yahoo, and DanDuel Points Generally for season long and Daily leagues also being considered for the upcoming year projections. 

This Post is mainly laying the groundwork for the foundation and explaining what is all behind the rankings will include: (To my knowledge, no other site considers these additional factors. 

  • Variance: Meaning the Lowest Co-Efficient Variations, which are spotlighted Here as to how this calculation is actually made. 
  • Matchups: Based on Stats of apposing teams’ strengths and weakness defensively. Not accumulated until after a few weeks of regular season data. Prior season(s) not used. 
  • Upside Potential: The Upside of the Player to show improvement in his gameplay, increasing his Avg per Game Points scored compared to the previous year. 

whether you are a seasoned expert or a beginner, there is a lot to consider. Consider this: 

2017 fantasy football rankings
Wealthy Fantasy Football Rankings

If you have followed Fantasy Football for a number of years, you are biased to certain players’ performaces in remembering whatever you recall in past performance of a certain player in your HUMAN thinking, you miss a lot of the information that really matters, that you cannot possibly evaluate in your head. Sure following football for years, gives you and edge, but a lot of people do too..

That makes for a lot of competition. So you need something more to base your player targeting on. This tool, DraftDashboard will help you Target the Best Up to Date Evaluated Players of the Day for you. 

But it is only a starting point. Always consider your league: How does the scoring work? 

In Daily Fantasy, How large of a contest is it and what percentage of players will actually win any cash. These large contests should be used with High Co-Efficient Variable to give you a legitimate shot to win Big Cash in Large Contests @ Low Entry Points, for Max Profits. 

One More Important Thing:………

Check, if you can find this info, the ownership % of a player you are purchasing, as well as even how many Points a Given Player Actually Costs you In Cash Style Drafting such on DraftKings or Fanduel. 

In a future article I will discuss how to find this data much more easily this year then in previous years as well. We are stepping our Game Up!

 

 

Draft Dashboard Review

With this Draft Dashboard Review, I will give you my review of the Fantasy Sports Software that gives you a slight edge in Picking Daily Fantasy Sports Lineups in Contests, really for use on any league, in any site. I will not only give you the draftdashboard breakdown but also a How To on the specifics of how to get the most of it per my experience. 

Check some of my Previous Articles on Daily Fantasy Sports, Fantasy Football, and Even Baseball Here to understand many of the basic to advanced concepts of the factors that need to be considered when making lineups decisions in these sports. 

What is Draft Dashboard?

As mentioned the advanced software, which includes daily rankings, up to date on the fantasy matchups of the day, it is available 24/7 all around the clock, instantly preparing you for the next available Top Picks of the Day on any game slate in most major sports. This can be done on Roto Grinders with their Player research tool to note with many limitations to the overall free software.

To give  you a very user friendly experience, saving you hrs per day of research in various tools that you can use to optimize and dominate your daily or season long league. 

To preface, avoiding confusion starting out, let’s give you a look at the inside of your dashboard, or your control room, once you are logged in, which can be started and tested for $1 for about 7 days, I believe before the regular price sets in, which is lower than the other Optimizer programs I have used out there, Notice 4 Specifics or Basics.

draft dashboard reviewNotice as you look there, starting at the top, the games are easily changeable as seasons progress into other sports, with the 3 major sports you can keep track of. 

  1. As we work our way over to the upper right hand side you will see the switch option, allowing you to take your game to Draft Kings, or Fanduel. With all of the upgrades, I wouldn’t be surprised if they added Yahoo and others. 
  2. The “How to Use” blue button to obtain basics of the overview of all of the tools below, which are Videos overviewing each of the ways to use these. 
  3. The Tools themselves which we will dive into with more detail now. 

DraftDashboard Tools:

Browse Teams

In Browse teams, the way I use this is to quickly find Players on any team along with Projected Winner

As you can see, you can start to take players that you want to watch and target those based on what you find so far here, of which we’ll get more into later.

Top DFS Players

This is a VERY Important feature of the Draft Dashboard that allows you the opportunity to see all of the players with top rankings customized automatically to any game time/slate you choose. Here’s that video: 

With this specialized tool you can save tons of time with the best fantasy players for the day, as the you want to pay particular attention to the computer rankings, or Dashrank, the very first sortable table as Greens indicate, per the video the most valuable and statistically logical plays for that day, with the additional info being added with the regular updates. 

Find Sleepers Tool

Check out this tool for the lowest cost players needed to win any matchup.

Here is the Video Overview: 

An integral part of your lineups you must get players that are lower priced, especially in baseball, when taking an ace pitcher, there may be an average much lower than what would otherwise have to be utilized. 

Find Studs Tool

I also utilize this tool daily to ensure that I have “Stud players to make sure that I am not overpaying for players that are not up to the usual caliber of a player, building out the most value in consistency, Here’s how its done: 

No matter who you choose as far as pitcher, the best Studs will help you determine who you should be able to utilize in stacks or just getting the best possible position player

Position Optimizer

With this tool, its also of daily use as you choose the leftover positions that you were not able to fill within using any of the other Tools. 

This Tool has not video, but is one of the best to use. 

The position optimizer can help you take a look at for example, to quickly find what pitcher you might to find on the bottom as a weaker pitcher to make a batting lineup against this pitcher for a very favorable matchup to start some these batter. 

Lineup Optimizer

This tool will help you put together a suggest lineups lightning quick. Taking only seconds to put together a list of your watched players based off the prior research you would have just done with your tools mentioned, building out the best lineup. Here’s the Video

As the video brought out, no lineup will be perfect, but this saves you a lot of time putting it together.

Generated Lineups

And finally this research tool will give you different ideas of lineups that you can use and optimize, There is no video of this tool, but similar to the Lineup Optimizer, you can find and replace in the tabs, players with others’ of the same or similar price to replace any position instantly without switching screens, so you can find the other players you have watched. Great comparison tool. 

Summary and Final Word

To try and sum up all of these tools for your Daily Fantasy Sports Lineups Remember, per my article on Winning in Daily Fantasy Sports above, the experts create and maintain spreadsheets. I have found that this may not be needed, with these tools, as it does help to look up additional stats, on say fangraphs, going above and beyond, using additional research tools never hurts, so the more time you have, the better informed decisions you may make in regards to injuries, consistencies, and the overall picture of a particular player. 

Also I have not mentioned the Hot and Cold Indicators next to every player, as these indicators help show the level of play the player is currently at, but don’t count out the cold players because the cold streak is bound to end, especially the deeper they are in the cold, indicated by a -3. Do not be swayed by this indicator as numbers prove that this is not directly relevant to the next performance of the player, and I have used this just fine on my lineups with a couple colds in my lineups. 

By the way, here are the Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Great customer Support: Just email them and get and answer in just a few hours. 
  • Basic and Advanced Player Stats, easily accessible on main screens, hovering over.
  • Watch Players, to your liking, and track for organization 
  • Video tutorials for reference as shown above.
  • Always up to date Daily!

Cons:

  • Uses some data that may not directly affect the performance for a given situation, 
  • May look to be a lot of info for new users to go through, especially for a beginner in Fantasy Sports. 

Final Conclusion

Recommended %99 for everyone from beginner to Expert, for help in easily navigating the many options in daily and season long analyzing of players and teams. As a recommended product, visit dfsfreereport.com to not only get the instant online software, but also receive a free report on how to win %95 of your Daily Fantasy Lineups, which is of itself a $20 Bonus value, delivered, PDF to your inbox if wanting to learn more about DFS

 

 

 

Fantasy Football Rankings by Position: WR Top 15

Here’s the rest of the list. Its not the Top 100 players, but the fantasy football rankings by position for optimization and strategy feel. Feel free to share comment, or even critisize in a clean way.

Top 15 Fantasy Football Rankings by Position: WR

15. Julien Edelman PATS

Edelman has proven to be the best slot receiver with swag and proven ability to hook up with the #1 QB probably in Football still, as the reliable target is durable for the most part, will get you few 0 games.

14. D’Andre Hopkins TEX

Always seeming to remind me of the other Clemson receiver, Watkins, this is definitely the better option of the 2 in Hopkins. Hopkins is one of the best at rabbing balls in the air, and once the QB position finally gets settled. Who knows maybe their #1 draft pick is the best thing for Hopkins, even this year, as this Hopkin’s could only go up in that case.

13. Michael Thomas NO

I am going to hold off a bit on the ADP that he is currently being drafted at because of the consistency of the go to guy on the offense for Brees, that being Willie Snead of course, while the offense works on running the ball in the pre-season I would expect.

12. Brandon Cooks PATS

As the guy leaving the same team, this is a dynamic player with lots of upside, and ability to take over a game, the way few can, even comparable to OBJ at times. However the PATS offense will not be ready to treat Cooks like Randy Moss from the gates, but this value will go up.

11. Dez Bryant Dall

Dez has always had the ability to be used as an elite #1 WR, and this season is not much different as he attempts to return to his 2012-14 form he once had. A lot of that will depend on the development of Prescott.

10. Devante Adams GB

Why should we doubt this guy and give him as Low of an ADP that I am seeing. He was one of the top 10 producers of fantasy points last season even with J. Nelson being the 3rd best on the season in total points. I see Adams Progressing, not regressing at this point in this offense.

9. Allen Robinson Jax

Allen had sort of a after sophmore slump that is now over. Robinson should be one of the most consistent #1 Receivers heading into the prime of his career, and his numbers should go up, being their #1 guy headed into the season for an indefinite length of time.

8. Amari Cooper Oak

Cooper should be fun to watch this year, even with a loaded offense, and with Carr at the helm, it will again be one of the most feared offenses, along with line that protects, and run blocks well, with which the balance should benefit Cooper even better, as a 3rd year option for #1 WR

7. Jordy Nelson GB

AS mentioned Jordy is the #1 WR in GB, however the numbers from last year being tough to duplicate, with other options on the offense now including Bennett from NE, it looks like his age and lack of durability will catch up with him along with the offensive options Rogers has.

fantasy football rankings by position: wr

For further explanation of the graph, check out this Roto Grinders Article

6. TY Hilton Indy

I believe, once you get out of this top 7 mix of elite WR’s it gets more projective and progressive into the 2nd tier of the Most reliable WR fantasy options in this game. TY is one of these guys, with the canon QB available, Luck and the offense hopefully getting better, with O-Line support for this deep and intermittent consistent threat.

5. AJ Green Cinn

Green has all the makings of a very good year as people are expecting that to happen when you check experts and forums for this ranking info, and as long as Green stays on the field at least for 14 games, he will be worth it. Carrying on the tradition of great Cincy WR’s Green is one of elite.

4. Mike Evans TB

Evans has all of the tools to be the consistent top 5 Receiver in this league, while not as explosive, nor fast as the top 3, Evans has proven to be a top playmaker with his size and ability to get balls high in the air anywhere on the field, with not seemingly so much help at the position on his team.

3. Julio Jones Atl

If you noticed, prior on this list, as it was  a tough one to make for a WR in ANY rankings list from anyone you will find on the internet, leaving out the other 2 guys, who are right here in the top 45 obviously thinking highly of this offense, and hoping that continues this year. Overall, these top 3 guys really are neck to neck and should be considered ties. The only reason Jones is #3 is because he missed a couple games last yeaer.

2. Odel Beckham Jr. NYG

OBJ has all the makings of bringing another fine year, and with the championship chase now including B. Marshall, this should help provide some fine mentorship. Odel has been critisized for many moves he has made but the speedy threat is at the top of the list for his Fantasy VALUE

  1. Antonio Brown Pitt

    Brown appears, not to be slowing down any time soon, as one of the veterans of this top 10 list. It would be hard to imagine anyone taking many targets away from him unless this was intentionally done. With Big Ben staying the course, completing as many games as he can, this does not bother Brown a bit.